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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.
Monday, July 3
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
Summer Reading Program: Library branches in Jackson County will hold free summer reading programs for children, teens and adults to discover new books, win prizes and attend a variety of events. See cls.org/summerreading.
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.
Ann Feeney: Singer, songwriter and activist Ann Feeney and her band will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, July 3, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The concert is part of Feeney's "Summer of Resistance" national tour. Admission is free. Call 541-892-1999 for information.
Author Talk: Ellie Alexander will give a free talk on her Bakeshop Mysteries series set in Ashland at 7 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Her latest book is "A Crime of Passion Fruit." Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, July 4
Ashland City Band: The community band, directed by Don Bieghler, will present a program of patriotic music at noon Tuesday, July 4, in the Butler Bandshell in Ashland's Lithia Park. Look for “National Emblem March,” “American Civil War Fantasy,” "Armed Forces Salute" and more. Bob Jackson “Abraham Lincoln” Miner will recite the Gettysburg Address. Admission is free. Bring blankets or low-level folding chairs. Call 541-245-9494 for information.
Sam Houston University American Band College: The 200-member American Band College Ensemble of Sam Houston State University's American Band College program will present "Ashland Pops" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, in the football stadium at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Tickets are $19 for general admission, $29 for reserved seating, and can be purchased at bandworld.org/tickets, Cripple Creek Music, 353 E. Main St., or at the gate. Seniors and kids save $4 per ticket.
Ashland Fourth of July Celebration: A two-mile Fun Run and 10K race start at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, with the start and finish lines at the Ashland Public Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Both races are chip timed. The cost for youths ages 12 and younger is $10 for either race. Prices start at $25 for those ages 13 and older. The event is a fundraiser for the Ashland and Phoenix high school cross country teams. See ashland.or.us/JulyRun to register. A downtown parade begins at 10 a.m. Spectators cannot place chairs, blankets and other place-holders on public property before 6 a.m. on July 3. Items cannot block sidewalks. Musical entertainment includes the Ashland City Band playing patriotic music plus a song to honor Ashland's sister city Guanajuato, Mexico, at noon and R&B SuperGroup and SOULIVERSE playing at 2 p.m. at the Lithia Park Bandshell along Winburn Way. In-between the city band and other groups, the Gettysburg Address will be recited and there will be an armed forces salute. A fireworks display begins at 10 p.m., with the launch site on Iowa Street.
Wednesday, July 5
Electric Automobile Association: Global technologist Guy Hall, who has years of international research and development and leadership experience with Hewlett Packard, will give an update on electric and self-driving vehicles at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
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.
The Brothers Reed: Guitar and vocal duo Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will play original folk and pop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.