Saturday, Oct. 7
Talent Harvest Festival: The annual Harvest Festival in downtown Talent kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. The 5K, 10K Run and Walk takes off at 8 a.m. The main attraction, the Grand Parade will travel along Main Street at 10 a.m. Live music by Ur Mom, Ashland Taiko and The Rogue Suspects starts at 11 a.m. on the City Hall Stage. A clown and puppet show and dancing by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre will be at the Skate Park. Look for growers' booths, food vendors, children's activities and a car and motorcycle show. There will be arts and crafts booths and a car and motorcycle show.
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.
Community Market: An indoor and outdoor community market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Produce, art, crafts, housewares, yard-sale items and other goods are available. Email email@example.com for information.
Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers: The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers will host its monthly jam session from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Phoenix Grange, 209 N. Main St. The jam will feature traditional fiddle tunes and vocals. Acoustic musicians may sit in, and dancing is encouraged. Admission is by donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org for information.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Sunday, Oct. 8
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration: The two day celebration kicks off at 6:15 p.m Sunday, Oct. 8, with performances by Dancing Spirit and Supaman on the Courtyard Stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. A full day of activities will take place Monday, Oct. 9, starting with a salmon bake and social at 11 a.m. in the Southern Oregon University courtyard, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., and a Decolonizing Plays workshop from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Rogue River Room in SOU's Stevenson Union. A Decolonization Celebration will take place at 6:15 at OSF's Courtyard Stage, and a "Off the Rails" will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Angus Bowmer Theater. Tickets and information for "Off the Rails" is available at osfashland.org or by calling 800-219-8161.
Bob Rawlings and Alan Berman Trio: Pianist Alan Berman, sax player Bob Rawlings and bassist Jeff Addicott will play a mix of jazz standards from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Jon Galfano: Steel guitarist and composer Jon Galfano will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, Oct. 9
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.
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.
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.
Author Talk: Author Eric Forrer will talk about his book, “Colors of the Morning Sky,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
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.
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are held at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or visit the library's reference desk to register. See jcls.org.
North Mountain Park & Nature Center: The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits that teach 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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 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, Oct. 11
Windows in Time History Lecture: Local historian Ben Truwe presents "Grace's Visit to the Rogue Valley: 1915 Travelogue" at noon Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.. "Grace's Visit to the Rogue Valley" is the title of a promo film made in 1915 showing Jackson county scenes and history. Truwe will present the film and reveal the stories behind the film. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Bear Creek Jazztet: The jazztet, featuring pianist Ben Gault, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.