Friday, Sept. 15
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.
Bob Haworth: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Haworth of The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four fame will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Rogue Valley Symphony: The symphony, conducted by Martin Majkut, celebrates its 50th anniversary with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gustav Mahler. American pianist Peter Serkin will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, and RVS will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Majkut will present a pre-concert talk one hour before the performance. Tickets are $41 to $60, $15 for ages 6 through 22. Tickets can be purchased at rvsymphony.org or by calling 54-708-6400.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.
Low Cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Hwy. Phoenix, Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each and nail trims are also available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.
Game Day: Families, teens and youths 8 and older are welcome from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, to play games at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. A PS4, Wii, Magic the Gathering and lots of popular board games are available for play. Call 541-774-6994 or see jcls.org.
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 the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.
Lecture: Biochemist Martin L. Pall will discuss electromagnetic fields and how they have the potential to impact people's health from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Phoenix Grange, 209 N. Main St., Phoenix. The free lecture will cover a variety of electronic devices which emit EMFs and Pall will discuss the impact these have on the human body at the cellular level. Call 541-708-0729.
Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and the main dance is held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 16, calling is by Karen Olson with live music by the Carr Family Band.No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-488-0679 or 541-482-7751 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Stanley: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Stanley will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Savanna: Rhythm guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and stand-up bassist Bob Rawlings will perform a mix of country, rock, folk and more at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, Sept. 18
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
Colorful Mondays: Adults are invited to express their creativity through coloring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies are provided. Call 541-744-6996 or visit 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.
Dementia Support Group: Memory Works hosts a support group for people dealing with dementia, either themselves or a family member. This group meets at 3 p.m. Mondays. Advance registration is required. Call 541-292-2106 or 541-772-2230 for Medford/Grants Pass area meetings.
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.
Book Reading: Author Susan Knapp will read from her book, “The House on Masonic: A Haight-Ashbury Story,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com..
Tuesday, Sept. 19
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.
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 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.