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.

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 lori.ainsworth@ashland.or.us.

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

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.

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.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of folk, pop and soul at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 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.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Jeff Stanley:Jeff Stanley: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Stanley will play an acoustic mix of music from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 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.

Gaibe Carroll: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gaibe Carroll will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 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, Oct. 2

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

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.

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.