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.
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.
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.
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.
Author Presentation: Local author Leslie Compton will discuss her historical novel, "Dearest Minnie," at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org
Simulcast Presentation: Ashland At Home will host a live simulcast of Dr. Atul Gawande speaking on "Being Mortal's Villages; The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older," at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. This is a free presentation. Dr. Gawande's talk will address aging, living with purpose and how to transform possibilities for people's later chapters in life. Call 541-613-6985 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Tuesday, Sept. 26
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.
Children's Author Presentation: Author and illustrator Jose Lucio will read from his newest book, "Free Rain" and host a drawing workshop at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The book to be discussed on Tuesday, Sept. 26, is "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion," by Jonathan Haidt. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Lecture: The Talent Historical Society hosts presentations the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Tuesday, Sept. 26, Stephanie Craig will give a talk on local Native American culture, weaving and tools. A short workshop will follow where participants can learn how to make a tule duck decoy. The lecture is free, workshop admission is $15. For reservations, call 541-482-3447. For info, call 541-512-8838.
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.
Travis Brass: Part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, this brass band from Travis Air Force Base in California is made up of two trumpets, a French horn, trombone and tuba. The group will perform patriotic music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Admission is free. See bandofthegoldenwest.af.mil/event/index for information.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
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.
Siskiyou 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. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.