Tuesday, Oct. 10
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
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.
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.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Author Talk: Author Mark Scarpaci will talk about his novel, “Wrigley Sanders: Born in the Bleachers,” Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Scarpaci will also be giving his talk Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at The Bookmark, 7561 Crater Lake Highway, White City and Saturday, Oct.21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tree House Books, 15 N. Main St., Ashland.
Ed Dunsavage Trio: Guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh will perform jazz standards and arrangements at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 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.
Friday, Oct. 13
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.
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
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.
Joe Cohoon Trio: Acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon — along with a revolving cast of players — will perform classic, instrumental jazz at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 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.
American Brass Quintet: Chamber Music Concerts will present the American Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Friday's concert will feature consort music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, music by Brazilian composer Osvaldo Lacerda, French chansons by Josquin des Prés and music by American composers Steven Franklin, Steven Sacco and Joan Tower. Saturday’s program includes a variety of music by Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Robert Fuchs. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for full-time students and Oregon Trail Card holders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. Ages 19 through 35 can purchase Sunday's tickets for $20.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Open Studio Tours: The Ashland Gallery Association will host its fourth annual Ashland Open Studio Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Regional artists will open their studios to art enthusiasts, offer demonstrations and discuss their techniques. Admission is free. See ashlandost.com for a list of participating studios.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 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.
Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom's Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. For reservations, call 541-535-7957.