Tuesday, Oct. 24
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, Oct. 24, is "Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate" by George Lakoff. 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 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.
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, Oct. 24, author Leslie Compton will discuss her book "Dearest Minnie." For info, call 541-512-8838.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
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 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. The Oct. 25 book is "Deadly Harvest" by Michael Stanley. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Hollis Peach: Folk duo Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 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, Oct. 26
Foot and Ankle Talk: Dr. Merrill and Dr. Gerber from Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle will give a talk about practical ways to keep feet and ankles healthy while maintaining an active lifestyle from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Ashland Outdoor Store, 37 3rd St, Ashland. There will also be a chance to win a pair of custom orthotics and three free office visits to Southern Oregon Foot and Ankle. Admission is free. To register see eventbrite.com/e/expert-tips-on-keeping-your-hiking-feet-healthy-tickets-38368112056?aff=es2
Author Talk: Author Lydia Doleman will discuss her book, “Essential Light Straw Clay Construction: Complete Step by Step,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 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.
Jef Ramsey Duo: Mandolin player Jef Ramsey and guitarist Kathryn Casternovia will perform a range of bluegrass, vintage country and originals at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 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, Oct. 27
Reptiles and Amphibians Presentation: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us will be discussing the differences between reptiles and amphibians at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. The program will include presentation of a live box turtle, bearded dragon and various frogs. All attendees will receive a handout for identification of local species. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
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.
Monster Ball Pasta Party: Non-runners and runners in Saturday's Monster Dash are invited to a pasta party to benefit Ashland public schools from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Events include dinner, silent auction, DJ music, kids' activities and costume party. See ashlandmonsterdash.com or call 541-482-8197.
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 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.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Monster Dash: The ninth annual Monster Dash Run for Education is Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning in Lithia Park in Ashland. The 10K run begins at 8:30 a.m., a one-mile fun run/walk is at 10 a.m., followed by 5K run/walk at 10:45. Winners receive cash prizes. Age group winners receive gift card prizes. Proceeds benefit Ashland public schools. All races are chip timed, and costumes are encouraged. See ashlandmonsterdash.com or call 541-482-8197 to register.
Puss 'n Boots Ball: The 26th Annual Puss 'n Boots Costume Ball and Auction is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets are $45 and include dinner and dessert by The Arbor House of Talent and dancing to live music by The Rogue Suspects. Additional activities include Halloween costume contests, silent auctions and several opportunities to make donations. The event benefits Friends of the Animal Shelter efforts to increase pet adoption, foster pets and promote spay and neuter programs. Tickets can be purchased at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., Ashland, or at fotas.org/pnb.