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Monday, July 10
Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic: Poet, educator and playwright Chinika Hodge of Youth Speaks/The Living Word Project will host a Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 10, in the Black Swan Theatre on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is free.
Tuesday, July 11
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.
Youth Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities: John Jackson will present a variety of free science, technology, engineering and math activities this summer at libraries in Jackson County for youths ages 12 and older and ages 8-11 with a caregiver. All materials are provided. Preregistration is required by calling the branch hosting each event. Youths can learn the basics of circuitry while building a flashlight out of an Altoids mint tin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., 541-774-6980.
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.
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.
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. See jcls.org.
Wednesday, July 12
Summer Concert Series: Free outdoor concerts are set for 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Bear Creek Amphitheater at Bear Creek Park, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Highland Drive, Medford. Impulse Drive will perform July 12. See playmedford.com for information.
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.
Windows in Time History Lecture: Southern Oregon Historical Society Archivist Pat Harper will give a free presentation on "Hanley Farm Adventures: A Tale of Travels by Ed Hanley, Ella Hanley and Their Nieces" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Early Rogue Valley residents, the Hanleys traveled to distant locales, including Chile and Guatemala. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Ben Gault: The pianist will play "pre-bop" improvisational jazz at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 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, July 13
Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 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.
John Carty: The fiddler, guitarist and banjo player will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Ashland City Band: The community band, directed by Don Bieghler, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. The program will include Morton Gould's "Pavanne," Percy Grainger's "Green Bushes," Francois Joseph Gossec's "Military Symphony in F" and more. Pre-show music starts at 6:15 p.m. with the City Band's Big Band. Admission is free. Bench seating is available, and blankets and low-level folding chairs may be used for lawn seating. Call 541-245-9494 for information.
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.
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.
Poetry Reading: The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association holds its monthly Open-Mic-Without-a-Mic reading Thursday, July 14, at the Down Towne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Signups begin at 6:30 p.m., with readings at 7 p.m. All are invited to read or listen. The suggested theme is “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer.” Call 541-512-1007.
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, July 14
Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards at 6 p.m. Friday, July 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.
Foxfire Trio: The blues and folk trio — Glenn Freese on guitar, Jeff Jones on mandolin and Bob Evoniuk on Dobro — will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Duo Jeffri Lynn and Jeff Stanley will share the bill. Admission is $10. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
The Rogue Suspects: The rock, funk and soul band will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
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.
Preschool Puppet Theatre: Gather around to see what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating will be allowed.