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.
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
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.
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.
Free Movies: Films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Free popcorn will be served. This month's movie is "The Lost City of Z". Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a panel, Wilson's Words: UNIVERSES on "UniSon," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 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
lhSiskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses interesting mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The June 28 book will be “Cold Storage, Alaska” by John Straley. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Phoenix Sigalove: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Phoenix Sigalove will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 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. 31
lhFestival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, "Merry Wife, Double Life, Gender Strife" by Southern Oregon University Professor David McCandless, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 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
gnOne-Man Play: Bennett Gale performs the Irish Tale "The Chronicles of Oggle" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug.31, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.
Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic upright bass player Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving lineup of musicians — will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 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.
Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Friday, Sept. 1
Volunteers Needed: Ashland Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to help at the upcoming Bear Creek Salmon Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7. Many volunteer opportunities are available, such as ushers for our musicians and exhibitors, parking and info booth attendants, zero waste helpers and assisting children with a variety of activities. Contact Lori Ainsworth at 541-552-2264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, "Shakespeare in Love: Selling the Bard" by Geoff Ridden, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 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
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.
Saturday, Sept. 2
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.
Community Market: An indoor and outdoor community market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Produce, art, crafts, housewares, yard-sale items and other goods are available. Email email@example.com for information.
Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, "Off the Rails for 100 Years" by James Davis, from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 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