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.
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 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, Sept. 20
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.
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 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday . Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767. Hours are for Fall - Spring (ac)
Frankie Hernandez: Singer and guitarist Frankie Hernandez will perform hip grooves and soul-infused rock at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 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.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Lecture: Hannah Schrager, Stewardship Coordinator for the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, will discuss the endangered Western Lily beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Room 161 in the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The presentation will focus on conservation status and the restoration efforts for this native plant found only within a 4-mile band along the Oregon and California coastlines. Call 860-878-2049 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Reading: Author Andy Baxter will read from his book, “The Exercise Prescription: The Stuff that I Know about Exercise and the Aging Body that You Should!,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Charles Guy and Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform Latin and flamenco flavored instrumentals and covers at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 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.
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. 22
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 email@example.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.
Son Ravello: Singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso, singer Manda Bryn Severin and pianist Jason O’Neill-Butler will perform original folk at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 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.
Waking Hazel: Rachel Buklad, Mindy Lindgren, Jessie Monter, Dave Brendlinger and Michael Lindgren will play acoustic bluegrass and Americana at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands: Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis and her band will perform bluegrass and Americana at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. See grizzlypeakwinery.info or call 541-482-5700.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Bear Creek Stewardship Day: Join community members for a day of clean-up and a Kids and Creeks education fair Saturday, Sept. 23, at Bear Creek Park, 1520 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford. Clean-up the Bear Creek corridor and creek banks from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Education fair is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers exploration of Bear Creek through hands on activities. Look for local organizations that work to protect Bear Creek. See bearcreekstewards.org or email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Occidental Gypsy: The New England-based group will perform new world Gypsy jazz — a blend of Gypsy swing, jazz and world music — at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $25. Reservations are available at siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.