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Tuesday, June 27
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.
Storytelling Event: Storyteller Christopher Leebrick will use his flexible voice, stage presence and acting to bring the ancient art of storytelling alive this summer at Jackson County libraries. Storytelling is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org/summerreading.
Schneider Museum of Art: Four solo exhibitions under one roof are featured through Sept. 9 at the museum, located near the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Featured artists are Tofer Chin and Amir H. Fallah of Los Angeles, Liz Shepherd of Ashland and Ryan Schneider of Joshua Tree, California. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu.
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.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The June 27 book is "Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Justice." The July 25 book is "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right." The Aug. 22 book is "One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America." Call 541-774-6996 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.
Talent Historical Society: Jan Wright will tell stories about Talent's pioneer residents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Stearns Cemetery, located on Anderson Creek Road, just off Wagner Creek Road, Talent. The event is free. Call 541-512-8838.
Wednesday, June 28
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.
Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Free popcorn will be available. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses interesting mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The June 28 book is “Cold Storage, Alaska” by John Straley. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Poetry: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's ensemble in residence, UNIVERSES, will show how its slam poetry aesthetic developed and help participants make their own UNIVERSES-style and iambic poems, then perform its own pieces at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Oberon's Restaurant and Bar, 45 N. Main St. See oberonsashland.com.
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and Dobro player Dan Tiller will play Delta-style and country blues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 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.
Michal Palzewicz and Ayke Agus: The cello and piano duo will perform at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, June 28, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Look for music by Saint-Saens, Franck, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Vaentini. Palzewicz is principal cellist for Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra since 2011. He plays viola da gamba and violin in the orchestra for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "Shakespeare in Love," running through Oct. 29. His original compositions are released monthly at music.palzewicz.com. Agus studied violin under Jascha Heifetz at University of Southern California. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at michalandayke.brownpapertickets.com or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Call 541-227-1710 for information.
Thursday, June 29
Library Fine Forgiveness: Library branches in Jackson County will forgive overdue fines and lost books in return for food donations during the month of June. Food for Fines allows anyone with an outstanding balance for overdue books or lost library items to have $5 in charges or costs forgiven for every can or package of non-perishable food donated to a local branch, with no limit on the amount that can be forgiven. Donated food must be in store-sealed cans, boxes or plastic containers within its expiration date. Customers who don't have fines or fees can be part of the program by making donations of non-perishable food items to any library branch in June. Food donations will be distributed locally through programs that include the Neighborhood Food Project, Shady Cove Upper Rogue Food Pantry, Gold Hill Christian Center, Prospect Community Food Bank and the Applegate Food Pantry. Patrons can find out the amount of their outstanding fines by calling 541-774-8689 or viewing their account online at jcls.org.
Southern Oregon Plein Air: The public is invited to watch more than 30 artists paint outdoors at various locations and display their work during Southern Oregon Plein Art 2017. Artists will paint outdoors from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Paschal Winery and Vineyard, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent, and Lithia Park along Winburn Way in Ashland. They will paint from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, in downtown Medford and Jacksonville. All of the paintings created will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1, in a Plein Air Art Show and Wet Canvas Sale on the grounds of the old Jackson County Courthouse, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. An En Plein Air Exhibit of select paintings will be on display July 5-21 at Paschal. An artists reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Paschal. See soartistsworkshop.com.
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.
Daniel Meyer Pool: The season for the outdoor pool at 1705 Homes Ave. in Ashland runs into early September. For more information on the swim schedule, recreational swimming, lap swimming, water fitness classes and swimming lessons, see ashland.or.us/swim.
Montana Soul: Guitarist Tom Klinefelter and percussionist Anna Christensen, along with multi-instrumentalist Mikey Stevens, will perform rock, folk, blues, alt-country at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 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.
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. Leroy Anderson's "Russian Sailor's Dance;" a medley of songs by George and Ira Gershwin, "Clarinet Candy;" and John Philip Sousa's "The Charlatan March" will the bill on June 29. Pre-show music by the Dixieland Band is at 6:15 p.m. Bench seating is available, and blankets and low-level folding chairs may be used for lawn seating. Call 541-245-9494 for information.
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.
Friday, June 30
DK Soul Project: Singer Danielle Kelly and her band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
David Pinsky and Phil Newton: The blues duo will perform original harmonica chops and guitar grooves at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, 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.
East Main Band: The six-piece band will play rock 'n' roll covers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.