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Wednesday, July 26
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.
OLLI Open House: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Stevenson Union Building on SOU's Ashland campus, 1118 Siskiyou Blvd. The fourth annual open house will showcase OLLI educational programs and the many other activities available to all community adults on SOU campuses, including performances, lectures, course audit opportunities, sporting events, dining options and more. Attendees can meet OLLI instructors, SOU faculty members and OLLI community partners, as well as preview the 100-plus courses slated for OLLI’s 2017 fall term. The event includes free desserts, beverages and door prize drawings. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information visit inside.sou.edu/olli or call 541-552-6048. To register online, visit goo.gl/x1EUXq.
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.
Jon Galfano: Guitarist and composer Jon Galfano will play original instrumentals at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 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 27
Blades of Grass: Guitarist Kathryn Casternovia and mandolin player Jef Ramsey will perform bluegrass, Cajun, vintage country and more at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 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, plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in the Butler Bandshell in Ashland's Lithia Park. “Rikudim,” a collection of Israeli folk dances, will be played in memory of Yair Strauss who recently passed away. Also look for trombone soloist Mike DeRoest playing Alexandre Guilmant’s "Morceau Symphonique." The program will also include members of the Ashland Middle School Summer Band Camp. The combined bands will play “Red Rock Canyon” by Robert Sheldon and an arrangement of music from recent Disney films. The Ashland Brass Quintet will start the show at 6:15 p.m. Lawn and bench seating will be available. Bring blankets or low-level chairs. Admission is free. Call 541-245-9494.
Friday, July 28
Deobrat Mishra: The 11th generation sitar player and director of the Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music Varanasi, joined by Prashant Mishra on tabla, plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road. Tickets are $23 in advance, $28 at the door (family tickets $55 in advance, $65 at the door). brightstarevents.net/deobrat-mishra, benaresmusicacademy.com, deobratmishra.com, dayafoundation.org. All proceeds benefit Benares Academy and the Day a Foundation (prison yoga programs).
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.
Bob Haworth: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Haworth of The Kingston Trio fame will play at 6 p.m. Friday, July 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.
The Rogue Suspects: The rock, funk and soul band featuring singer Shae Celine will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Bishop Mayfield: The soul singer and his band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Saturday, July 29
Savanna: Rhythm guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and Bob Rawlings on upright bass will play a mix of country, folk, pop and more at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 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.
Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of artists and artisans display handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays through October along 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.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. See upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. 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. Active duty military members can show military identification and receive free admission for themselves and their families through Sept. 4 as part of the National Endowment for the Arts' Blue Star Museum program. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
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.
Sunday, July 30
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and slide guitarist Dan Tiller will perform Delta-style blues from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Gaibe Carroll: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Gaibe Carroll will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Howard Alden: Jazz guitar master Howard Alden will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at the Old Siskiyou Barn in Ashland. Ashland jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage will sit in with Alden for several duets. Tickets are $25. Call 541-488-3869 or email email@example.com for reservations and directions.
Blackalicious and Eastern Sunz: From Sacramento, California, rapper Gift of Gab and DJ and producer Chief Xcel will perform Sunday, July 30, at the historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Oregon hip-hop duo Courage and TravisT share the bill. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com. Tickets will be $30 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.