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Monday, Aug. 7
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
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 5 and older are invited to join the club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
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.
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are from 1 to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or visit the library's reference desk to register. See jcls.org.
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 the Spanish-English Conversation Group at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. 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.
Wednesday, Aug. 9
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 at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.
Lucille Ball Movies: Free movies starring red-headed comedic actor Lucille Ball will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Geology Lecture: Librarian Amy Blossom will discuss history and stories surrounding hot springs and mineral springs in Southern Oregon at noon Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. Call 541-774-8685 or see jcls.org.
Ben Gault: The pianist will play "pre-bop" improvisational jazz at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 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, Aug. 10
Daniel Meyer Pool: The outdoor pool at 1705 Homes Ave. in Ashland is open into early September. For information on swim schedules and 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. Admission to this event is free. Call 541-774-6980 or see jcls.org.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
David Pinsky and Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will perform original duets reminiscent of '60s-style Chicago duets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 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, conducted by Don Bieghler, will present a movement from Arthur Sullivan's "Pineapple Poll," Leroy Anderson's Irish Suite, and selections from "Porgy and Bess" arranged for alto sax player Angel McDonald and the band, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, in the Lithia Band Shell in Lithia Park. Also look for a medley of John Philips Sousa marches. Preconcert music by the Dixieland Band will start at 6:15 p.m. Bench seating will be available or bring low-level lawn chairs or blankets. Call 541-245-9494 for information.
Friday, Aug. 11
Preschool Puppet Theatre: 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 is allowed.
Lithia Park Nature Walks: Naturalists lead free, 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays through August. Learn about plants, trees, animals, water, geology and history. Meet at the park entrance on Winburn Way across from the downtown Ashland Plaza. No registration required. Call 541-488-5340.
The Jane Austen Society: The group meets at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
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.
Southern Oregon Ukulele Players: The ukulele group will perform and host a sing-along at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, on the Ashland Plaza. Visitors can stick around after the show to hold or play ukuleles. Southern Oregon Ukulele Players meet monthly at Tish McFadden’s Rum Tum School Of Music.
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, Aug. 11, 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.
L.E.F.T.: Rock band L.E.F.T. — Bret Levick on guitars and vocals, Bob Evoniuk on electric Dobro, Greg Frederick on bass, Matt Terreri on drums and Don Harriss on keys — will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Salsa Brava!: The ensemble — Christina Marsilia, Anne Muth, Jeff Addicott, Tom Berich, Theresa McCoy, Mike Fitch, Joe Fascilla and Gordon Greenley — will play its trademark salsa, Latin, merengue, cumbia, bachata and cha cha music for dancing at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. A free dance lesson will be at 6:30. Admission is $10. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Saturday, Aug. 12
Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of 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 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.
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.
Jeff Stanley: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Stanley will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 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.
Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 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.
Monday, Aug. 21
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, Aug. 21, at Oberon's Restaurant and Bar, 45 N. Main St. See www.oberonsashland.com.