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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phoenix Sigalove: Singer, songwriter and storyteller Phoenix Sigalove will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 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. 28
Book Reading: Author Debbie Bloch will read from her book, “Blue Magic,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
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.
Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 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.
Friday, Sept. 29
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.
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.
Jeff Stanley: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Stanley will play an acoustic mix of music at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 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.
Dover String Quartet: Chamber Music Concerts kicks off its new season of concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Dover String Quartet will perform works by Richard Danielpour, Tchaikovsky and Bartok in the program titled "Dancing Around the World." Persian-American composer Danielpour uses Iranian folk music in his short pieces; Tchaikovsky's Quartet in D major brings to life his trademark ballet music; and Bartok's Quartet No. 1 arcs from the funeral music of the first movement to jovial Hungarian folk music in the last movement. Tickets are $33 or $38 and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. Tickets are $5 for full-time students and Oregon Trail Card holders.
Saturday, Sept. 30
Waggin' Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway in Phoenix. Book purchases support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074..
Jefferson Baroque Orchestra: Violinists Aaron Moffatt and Abigail Wilensky will perform works by German composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Joachim Quantz at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Newman United Methodist Church, 132 N.E. B St., Grants Pass, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Conductor Morgan O’Shaughnessey also will solo on viola. Tickets are a donation of $5 to $20 at the door. See jeffersonbaroque.org.