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Wednesday, June 21
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.
Liz Jones and Walter Sydoriak: Rhythm guitarist Liz Jones and mandolin player Walter Sydoriak will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 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.
Community Meeting: Ashland Culture of Peace Commission at 4 p.m. each Wednesday, at the ACPC office, 33 First St., Suite 1, diagonally across Lithia Way from the Ashland Post Office.
Thursday, June 22
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.
Noctambule: Duo Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor will play original and tradictional music in a variety of forms at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22,at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues and R&B at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 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.
Irene Farrera and Alice DiMicele: Venezuelan singer and songwriter Irene Farrera and local favorite Alice DiMicele will perform acoustic solos and duos at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Call 541-488-7716 for information.
Friday, June 23
OSF Demonstration: Actor Jamie Ann Romero, Wardrobe Technician B. Reeves and Wig & Hair Technician Emily McQuarrie will give a presentation called "Gown in 60 Seconds: Quick Changes in 'Shakespeare in Love'" about the multiple high-speed wardrobe changes in the play at noon Friday, June 23, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $12 for adults or $8 for students ages 6-17 and are available at the Box Office or at osfashland.org/festivalnoons.
Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Stoneriver Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. See www.stonerivervineyard.wordpress.com or call 541-535-4661.
Saturday, June 24
Lisa Spencer and Lisa Koch Reunion: Singers Lisa Spencer and Lisa Koch will reunite for a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Spencer and Koch were a popular Ashland duo in the early '80s and performed their funny, feminist folk act around the Pacific Northwest. Look for an evening of silly ditties, gorgeous ballads and harmonies, and some adult humor. The duo's only recording, "A Fine Romance," long out of print, will be available as a remastered CD at the show. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com, Music Coop, or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets will be $22 at the door.
Lee Stewart: Singer and pianist Lee Stewart will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 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.
Amateur Radio Event: The public is invited to a free event to learn more about radio from 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, through the night to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 25, at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. People can visit a "Get on the Air Booth" and try out ham radio, which allows users to contact other ham radio users around the world without the use of phones or the Internet. The event is being held by the Cascade Amateur Radio Enthusiasts and the Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club. All operators will rely on solar, wind power or generators, with no connection to the power grid. Jackson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services will also bring its emergency van to offer the public the chance to see a mobile base of operations that is used in the valley during emergency situations. Call 541-261-2648 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, June 25
Ashland Blues Summer Festival: Portland singer Rae Gordon and her Backseat Drivers, along with the Hank Shreve Band, will headline the Ashland Blues Festival on Sunday, June 25, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The Matthew Kreimelman Trio with Jade Chavis Watt and blues duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will open the show at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at ashlandblues.org or Paddington Station and Music Coop in Ashland, Hilltop Music in Phoenix, or Grocery Outlet in Medford. Tickets will be $35 at the gate. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Gates open at noon.
Jen Ambrose: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose will play a mix of original music, folk and soul from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 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.
Lee Stewart Trio: Led by inger and pianist Lee Stewart, the trio will perform swing and jazz from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 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.
Piano Recital: Laurie Anne Hunter, artistic director of Rogue Valley Chorale, along with Alexander Tutunov, artist-in-residence at Southern Oregon University, and chorale members Louis Franks and Geri Shimabukuro will present "Two Pianos: Many Hands," a program of solos, duets and a finale featuring two pianos and eight hands, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave. Suggested donation is $20. Donations of any size will be accepted.