Thursday, Aug. 31

Festival 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

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 lori.ainsworth@ashland.or.us.

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

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 bvgrentals@gmail.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 cjmuhr@yahoo.com.

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

Sunday, Sept. 3

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. Active duty military members can show military identification and receive free admission for themselves and their families through Sept. 4 as part of the National Endowment for the Arts' Blue Star Museum program. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actor Cindy Im will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Monday, Sept. 4

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 jcls.org.

Tuesday, Sept.5

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.

Books at Noon: The readers group discusses the varied books members are reading and offers suggestions for new reads from noon to 1p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 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.

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, Sept. 6

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.

Lecture: Author Diana Morely will present "Southern Pacific's Siskiyou Line: The Later Years" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.6, at the Medford Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Call 541-774-6996.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Holly Theater Raffle: Visit the Holly Theater's booth from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market, Hawthorne Park, 99 Hawthorne St., Medford. Sign up to win one free mezzanine level seat sponsorship with a personal seat inscription. See hollytheater.org.