Thursday, Aug. 24

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host an in-depth introduction to “UniSon” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 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

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

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.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a panel, Wilson’s Words: Poet and Playwright, from noon to 1 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 26, 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 www.osfashland.org

Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS ) “Pay What You Want” for books fundraiser will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 , and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway (99) in Phoenix. Book purchases (cash or check) support FOTAS programs.

Ashland Rocks! Gem & Mineral Show: Look for crystals, minerals, fossils, hand-crafted jewelry and exotic natural stone beads from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Ashland Rocks! Gem and Mineral Show in Wesley Hall of First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St. Admission is $2, kids 12 and younger get in free. Call 541-621-2558 or see scottsrocks.com.

Delgani String Quartet: The quartet — violinist Jannie Wei and Wyatt True, violist Kimberlee Uwate and cellist Eric Alterman — will perform works by Dvorak, Lou Harrison and a new piece by Benjamin Krause inspired by the Cascade Mountains at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Krause’s work is part of Delgani’s “Cascade Quartet Project,” a multi-year endeavor to create a video documentary about the Oregon Cascades in collaboration with the Cascade Geographic Society. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at the winery. Tickets will be $25 at the door, $10 for students. See grizzlypeakwinery.info or call 541-482-5700.

Stolen Moments: Guitarists Dan Fellman and Conny Lindley and upright bassist Walter Lindley will perform a mix of jazz and flamenco at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 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.

Sunday, Aug. 27

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. OSF wardrobe supervisor Ann Stephens will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

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.

Son Ravello: Aka Mysha Caruso, singer, songwriter and guitarist, will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 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.

Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica and slide guitar duo Harpo DeRoma and Dan Tiller will perform Delta-style original blues from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 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.