Thursday, Sept. 21
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to Artists: Artists working in any media are invited to submit pieces of the theme Hats and Masks to Art Presence Art Center, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. A new art exhibit, "Imagnarium," will be displayed Oct. 6 through Oct. 29. There also will be an "Imagnarium Small Works" exhibit, offering smaller, more affordable pieces. Call 541-941-7057 for information.
Call to Teen Writers: The Medford Teen library is sponsoring a scary story writing contest through Oct. 21. Teens are invited to visit the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., to pick up a writing prompt then write a scary story of 500 words or fewer. Prizes will be awarded to the top three stories and featured at the annual Spooky Story Read-Aloud Oct. 30. Call 541-774-8685 or see jcls.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.
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.
cnSon 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
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.
Benefit Dinner: Crater Renaissance Academy Drama and Dance will host a benefit dinner to raise money for Crater High School students to visit Edinburgh, Scotland. Look for a harvest-style dinner created by chef Neil Clooney of Smithfields Restaurant and Smithfields Pub and Pies. Clooney will use products from Montgomery's Meats, Rogue Creamery and Fry Family Farm, and there will be wines from Quady North Winery and Irvine & Roberts Winery. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Arrival time is at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $80. For tickets, reservations and directions, email email@example.com or call 541-494-6348.
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.
Sunday, Sept. 24
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and guitar and Dobro player Dan Tiller will perform Delta and country-style blues from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 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.
Jef Ramsey Duo: Mandolin player Jef Ramsey and guitarist Kathryn Casternovia will play bluegrass, Cajun, Tejano and vintage country at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 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. 25
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.
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 Dennis Rasmussen will read from his book, “Guys in Their 20s in the 60s: a Novel Inspired by Actual Events,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.