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Monday, July 17

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See

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

Schneider Museum of Art: Four solo exhibits under one roof will be displayed 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. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Docents lead Tuesday Tours each week at 12:30 p.m. See

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.

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. Monday, July 17, at Oberon's Restaurant and Bar, 45 N. Main St. See

Tuesday, July 18

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

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

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

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.

Cornflower: A cappella sacred soul, world funkThe Oregon Shakespeare Festival offers free shows before nightly performances Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 15 on the Bricks, the courtyard located near the Angus Bowmer and Allen Elizabethan theaters, 15 Pioneer St., Ashland. Shows begin at 6:45 p.m. and last about 35 to 40 minutes. For more information, visit

Youth Nature Programs: John Jackson will present free nature-themed programs for kids at Jackson County libraries during the summer. Youths can learn about owls and what they eat at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Butte Falls library, 626 Fir Ave. and 3 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-774-8679 or see

Wednesday, July 19

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.

Summer Fun Storytime: Musician and grant writer for the Oregon Shakespears Festival Stephany Smith-Pearson will be reading books that celebrate summer in the Children's Department of the Ashland branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard. The event is on Wednesday, July 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 541-774-6995 or visit

Frankie Hernandez: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Frankie Hernandez will play soul-infused funk and more at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.

Thursday, July 20

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

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.

Ashland City Band: The community band, directed by Don Bieghler, will present its annual Norwegian Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. The program will include music by Edvard Grieg and composers from other Scandinavian countries. Clarinet player Jerry Su will perform Ernesto Cavallini's "Adagio and Tarantella" for clarinet and band, and transcriptions of work by Sergei Rachmaninoff and selections from Lerner and Lowe's "My Fair Lady" also will be included. The German Band will start the show at 6:15 p.m. Lawn and bench seating will be available. Bring blankets or low-level lawn chairs. Admission is free. Call 541-245-9494.

Charles Guy and Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform original instrumentals and songs with Spanish and flamenco flair, along with a few choice covers, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.

Friday, July 21

Lane Hall: Watercolor paintings by Rogue Valley artist Lane Hall will be displayed through July at The Crown Jewel, 266 E. Main St., Ashland. Hall is a member of the Oregon Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. Call 541-488-2401 for information.

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.

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.

Broadway Phil and the Shouters: Harmonica player Phil Newton and his band will play a mix of original and roots blues at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See or call 541-482-5700.

Phoenix Sigalove: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Phoenix Sigalove will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.

Anime: The string and vocal duo will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.