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Monday, June 12
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. Babies in the Library and Wobblers programs will take a spring break from May 29 through June 12. Pre-kindergarten story time programs will continue without a break. See jcls.org.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Children's Chess Club: Kids ages 5 and up are invited to join the club that meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. An instructor will be available each Monday for kids wishing to learn or improve their game. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Theatre Talk Series: The Ashland New Plays Festival presents its Theatre Talk series at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays on select dates at the Headwaters building, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Moderator John Rose will have a series of talks with actors Rodney Gardiner on June 12, Britney Simpson on July 17, Vilma Silva on Aug. 14 and Steven Sapp on Sept. 18. A pass to all four talks is $30 and can be purchased by sending a check made out to ANPF to Sunny Anderson, 247 N. Laurel St., Ashland, OR 97520. Any remaining tickets will be sold on an individual basis for $10 each at the door 10 minutes before each talk. See http://www.ashlandnewplays.org/theatre-talks/.
Tai Chi: The Ashland Senior Center offers beginning/intermediate tai chi from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Sliding scale, $3-4 per session. 541-552-0698.
Tuesday, June 13
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are from 1 to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. To sign up, call 541-774-6996 or visit the reference desk.
Schneider Museum of Art: In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Schneider Museum of Art presents the work of four acclaimed artists, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the museum, located on the Southern Oregon University Ashland campus. The exhibit continues through Sept. 9. Featured artists are Tofer Chin and Amir H. Fallah of Los Angeles, Liz Shepherd of Ashland and Ryan Schneider of Joshua Tree, Calif. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu.
Talking Circle: Theme for June is "Compassion." All are welcome to attend any or all sessions. 11 a.m. to noon each Tuesday at the Ashland Culture of Peace office, 33 First St., Suite 1, diagonally across Lithia Way from the Ashland Post Office. The June 6 gathering focuses on "What is compassion?" www.ashlandcpc.org.
Recorder Group: Recorder players of all ages and skill levels can join the Recorder Group of Talent at noon Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Spanish-English Conversation Group: Join in the Spanish-English Conversation Group at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Chat about interesting ideas and help each other learn a new language. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, June 14
Windows in Time History Lecture: Historian Larry Mullaly will give a free presentation on pioneer rancher Michael Hanley from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The illustrated presentation places Hanley in the social and business environment of his time during a time of dynamic change, and also describes how much of his legacy is still preserved in the historic Hanley Farm between Jacksonville and Central Point. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Ed Dunsavage: Jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage will play a mix of jazz and American standards at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Jeff kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. See www.southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.
Gaelic Music and Dance: Katie McNally, Elias Alexander and Neil Pearlman perform traditional Scottish and Cape Breton music at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the Headwaters Room of the Geos Institute, 84 Fourth St. Ashland. Tickets are $10 to $20 and are available at mcnallyalexanderpearlman.brownpapertickets.com.
Lithia Park Nature Walks: Trained naturalists lead free 90-minute walks at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays starting at the entrance of Lithia Park on Winburn Way in Ashland through Sept. 29. Saturday walks will be added in July and August. Topics include trees, plants, wildlife, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Call 541-488-5340.
Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall in the First United Methodist Church,175 N.Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
James Bond Movies: James Bond movies from the '60s starring Sean Connery will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in June at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Thursday, June 15
Spanish English Conversation Group: Practice a new language from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6980 or see jcls.org.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts a free trivia night from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Brick Courtyard Celebration: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites the community to celebrate the Access for All Brick Courtyard Celebration at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the central courtyard on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. OSF recently completed a redesign of its courtyard space, known as The Bricks, and its outdoor Green Show stage to improve accessibility. The celebration includes live music, food and beverages, face painting, honoring of donors and a performance by Infinite Flow, a wheelchair dance company. See osfashland.org.
Folk Music Presentation: Bob Haworth presents a free concert and historical talk called "Tales and Tune from the Folk Rock Era" from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. He will trace the rise in popularity of the genre from Woody Guthrie and The Weavers in the 1940s and 1950s to the many artists of the 1960s. Audience members are encouraged to sing along. Call 541-774-6980 or see www.jcls.org.
Ashland City Band: The community band, directed by Don Bieghler, presents free summer concerts at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 10 at the outdoor Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. Hour-long concerts will feature original works for band, orchestral transcriptions, marches, Broadway hits and more. Pre-show music begins at 6:15 p.m. and includes Dixieland Band, Jabberwocky Good Times Band, State of Jefferson Brass Ensemble, German Band and the Brass Quintet from Rogue Valley Symphony. Bench seating is available, and blankets and low-level folding chairs may be used for lawn seating. Call 541-245-9494 for information.
Charles Guy and Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform original songs and instrumentals with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Orgone w/Bamboozle: Eight-piece soul machine Orgone, driven by Dan Hastie and Sergio Rios, draws on funkadelic, Santana, Muscle Shoals and all things Stax for a show Thursday, June 15, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Rock band Bamboozle will open the show. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com. Tickets will be $25 at the door. The show is open to ages 21 and older. Doors open at 8 p.m.