Tuesday, Oct. 17
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.
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.
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. 18
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.
Frankie Hernandez: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Frankie Hernandez will perform hip grooves and soul-infused rock at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 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. 19
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.
Author Talk: Author Marina J. Lostetter will talk about her novel, “Noumenon,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Charles Guy and Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform Latin and flamenco flavored instrumentals and covers at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 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.
Rising Appalachia: Led by sisters Leah and Chloe, Rising Appalachia will perform a mix of folk music in support of its newest live album, "Alive," Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Singer and songwriter Gill Landry will open the show. Tickets are $27 in advance, $32 the day of the show, and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com.
Friday, Oct. 20
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.
Candlelit Yoga: The Ashland Yoga Center will host a donation-based candlelit yoga practice at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Ashland Yoga Center, 485 A St., Ashland. Suggested donation is $20 and all proceeds will be given to United for Puerto Rico for disaster relief. For more information call 541-488-9642 or to make a donation without attending the practice see unidosporpuertorico.com/en
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.
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.
Son Ravello: Singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso, singer Manda Bryn Severin and pianist Jason O’Neill-Butler will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 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.
The Hamazons: Improvisational comedy trio The Hamazons — Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery — will present "A Completely Improvised Zombie Apocalypse" in the style of Jane Austen. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Look for a terrifyingly funny show filled with wit, romance, danger and brains ... lots of brains. Musical accompaniment will be by Darcy Danielson. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at hamazons.com, or $18 at the door.
Saturday, Oct. 21
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.
Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the caller will be Karen Olson with live music by the Carr Family Band. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-488-0679 or 541-482-7751 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of folk, pop and soul at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 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.
Laundry Love Benefit Concert: Musicians Lisa Spencer, Karen Wennlund, Kay Aldrich, Trish Cook, Neil Holland, Crystal Reeves and Pam Vellutini will present contemporary folk music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Donations of $10 to $100 are suggested. Proceeds benefit those who need clean clothes, blankets and sleeping bags. Doors open at 7 p.m.