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 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 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, 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 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

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, ages 8 and under are free. See 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

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

Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see

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 or call 541-488-5989.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of folk, rock, blues and island music at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See or call 541-552-4900.

Sunday, Aug. 20

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 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 or call 541-552-4900.

Monday, Aug. 21

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

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., Ashland. 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.

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

Town Hall Meeting: Sen. Alan Deboer, R- District 3, will conduct a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at the Phoenix High School gymnasium, 745 N. Rose St., Phoenix.