Tuesday, Aug. 22

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.

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.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. OSF company actor William DeMeritt will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.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.

Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: All levels of knitters, crocheters and tatters gather to learn from each other, share ideas and make creations from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix. Call 541-326-2035 or see Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.

Author Talk: Author Robert Leonard Reid will discuss his book “Because It Is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The Aug. 22 book will be “One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America.” Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

North Mountain Park & Nature Center: The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits that teach about local natural and cultural history and sustainable living. Explore the park’s Demonstration Gardens, nature trails, pavilion, picnic and play areas. The North Mountain Park & Nature Center is located next to Bear Creek at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Park is open sunrise to sunset, Nature center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

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.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, “Shakespeare in Love: Fact vs. Fiction” by Martine Kei Green-Rogers, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org

Lucille Ball Movies: Free movies starring the famous redhead 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.

Wine & Dine Benefit for SoHumane: Southern Oregon Humane Society will host a five-course dinner paired with regional wines at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Bartow Gardens, 1982 Pioneer Road, Talent. Cats and dogs adopted from SOHumane will scamper about. Tickets are $50 and can be reserved by calling 541-261-8631. See adoptable pets at the SoHumane Adoption Center, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford, or online at sohumane.org.

Phoenix Sigalove: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Phoenix Sigalove will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 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. 24

Spanish-English Conversation Group: Practice a new language from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Free. Call 541-774-6980 or see jcls.org.

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.

Free Movie: “Forks Over Knives” will show at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

Blades of Grass: Mandolin and guitar duo Jef Ramsey and Kathryn Casternovia will perform a mix of bluegrass, vintage country and more at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 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.

Friday, Aug. 25

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, “The State of the Artistic Field” by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org

Book Reading: Author Finn Murphy will read from his book, “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

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.

Bob Haworth: Singer, songwriter and guitarist of Kingston Trio fame will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 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.

Blue Lightning: Dance band Blue Lightning will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

L.E.F.T.: Rock band L.E.F.T., with singer, songwriter and guitarist Bret Levick, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.