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.

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.

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.

Monday, Aug. 28

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 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. 29

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.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. OSF company trainee actor Galen Molk will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.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. 30

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 the famous redhead will be shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.