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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.
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.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners needed. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Art Exhibit: "Five Friends Art Exhibit" will be displayed through June 30 at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The winery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Artists in the group are Martha Abshear, Midge Black, Denise Souza Finney, Joan Franklin and Mary Hills. Call 541-535-1206.
Danielle Kelly 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.
Saturday, July 1
Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Community Market: An indoor and outdoor community market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Produce, art, crafts, housewares, yard sale items and other goods are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email email@example.com.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Check the calendar of upcoming events, shows and activities at www.scienceworksmuseum.org. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Admission is $12 for ages 13 and older, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of artists and artisans display handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along the Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind downtown Plaza businesses that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.
Art reception: An opening reception for the "Words in Red" art show is at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Rogue Coworks, 64 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission to the reception is $7 and includes refreshments. The exhibit can be viewed for free from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays during the exhibit, which runs July 1-23. See gorogue.com.
Rob Petrone: Classical guitarist Rob Petrone will play music from around the world, as well as his own arrangements, at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 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.
Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom's Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Sunday, July 2
Jeff Stanley: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Stanley will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 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.
Stardust Trio: The trio — featuring singer Kacie Garner, guitarist Tim Church and bassist Michael Barth — will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Pebblestone Cellars, 1670 Pioneer Road, Talent. See pebblestonecellars.com or call 541-512-1655.
Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 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.