Thursday, Aug. 17
Lecture: Historian Madelina Cordia will present "Bury Me on Boot Hill: Pop Culture in the American West" from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.
Spanish-English Conversation Group: Practice a new language from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. Call 541-774-6980 or see jcls.org.
Charles Guy and Linda Powers: Guitar and violin duo Charles Guy and Linda Powers will perform original music with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 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.
Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre: Dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre will perform authentic live music and dances from regions in Mexico at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $5. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Friday, Aug. 18
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.
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.
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte on vocals, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 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.
Ur Mom: The band will play an acoustic mix of rock, blues, country and soul at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Katheryn McElrath and Martin Majkut: Flute and piano duo Katheryn McElrath and Martin Majkut will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. McElrath is principal flutist of the Rogue Valley Symphony, and Martin Majkut is conductor. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com, Music Coop, 268 N. Main St., or by calling 541-552-9999.
MarchFourth: Portland music and performance group MarchFourth will perform its brassy funk, rock and jazz — replete with acrobats, stilt walkers and more — at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. San Francisco Gypsy rock band Diego's Umbrella will open the show. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com. The show is open to age 21 and older.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Low Cost Pet Vaccinations: Dogs and cats can receive $10 vaccinations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Pets must be at least 8 weeks old. Pets that are ill, on antibiotics, in heat, or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated. Nail trimming also is offered for $5 per pet as cash only. Call 541-774-6654.
Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent TownHall, 206 E. Main St., Talent. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.
Oregon Honey (& Mead) Festival: Come learn all about bees, hive products and how to make the world a better place for all pollinators, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main St., Ashland. The festival presents a great oportunity to hear guest speakers and live music and taste samples of honey, cheese and mead. Children's activities will also be avaliable. Admission is $12 or can be purchased in advance for $10 at oregonhoneyfestival.com, ages 8 and under are free. See oregonhoneyfestival.com for more information.
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.
Adult Game Day: Adults are invited to play new and classic board games from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Games will be provided, or bring your own. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Allen Crutcher: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Allen Crutcher will perform an acoustic mix of Americana from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Weisinger's Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free. See weisingers.com or call 541-488-5989.
Sunday, Aug. 20
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. 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 age 13 and older, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. 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.
Bil Leonhart: The seven-string jazz guitarist will play improvisational instrumentals with Bach-like chordal movements from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 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.
Gaibe Carroll: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Gaibe Carroll will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 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.