Saturday, Oct. 28
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.
Creepy and Crawly Halloween Celebration: ScienceWorks will host Creepy and Crawly, a family Halloween celebration, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The museum will have Halloween-themed activities and demonstrations all day, such as story dramas, costume parade and contest and more. Wildlife Images will present its Not-So-Creepy-Animals. Admission is $12, $10 for age 2-12 and 65 and older. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Ashland Literary Arts Festival: Topics from William Shakespeare to pop culture icons such as Wonder Woman. Free. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with most events at Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. A full schedule of events is at http://litfest.sou.edu.
Pheasant Fields Farm: Harvest Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October at the 20-acre farm, 1865 Camp Baker Road, Phoenix. Activities include a corn maze, hay rides, face painting, pear shooting gallery, animal display, 10-passenger cow train and country store with local organic produce, handcrafted items, bread, caramel apples, espresso drinks and meal choices. Activity tickets are $1.25. Check the farm's Facebook page for updates, call 541-535-3873 or see www.pheasantfieldsfarm.com.
Waggin' Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter's pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highwaym Phoenix. Book purchases support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.
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.
Stolen Moments: Guitarist Dan Fellman, vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and Walter Lindley on upright bass will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and Gypsy jazz at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 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.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The singers, under the direction of Paul French, will present "The Heart's Reflection," a program of big-hearted music by Giovanni Palestrina, J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms, along with music by contemporary composers Eriks Esenvalds, Sean Kirchner and Moses Hogan. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $26 or $32, $5 for students and SNAP card holders, and can be purchased at repsingers.org or by calling 541-552-0900.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and guitar and Dobro player Dan Tiller will perform Delta and country-style blues from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 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.
Craig Wright Band: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Craig Wright, singers Savannah True Randall and Laynie McCartney and bassist Jeff Addicott will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 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.
Monday, Oct. 30
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.
Color 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.
Memory Loss Support Group: Memory Works hosts a support group for people dealing with dementia, either themselves or a family member. There are two groups which meet at 3 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 18. One group is for memory loss patients, the other is for caregivers, family and friends. Admission is free. Advance registration is required. Call 541-292-2106
Rebecca Troon: Singer, songwriter and string musician Rebecca Troon will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15. See grizzlypeakwineryinfo.com or call 541-482-5700.
SOU Faculty Concert: Southern Oregon University's music faculty — Rhett Bender, Cindy Hutton, Mark Jacobs, Terry Longshore, Christine Eggert and Alexander Tutunov — will perform, under the direction of Paul French, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. Look for a musical premiere written by Jacobs. Tickets are $25, free for students, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/event/sou-music-scholarship-concert, by calling 541-552-6348 or at the box office. Proceeds will benefit SOU music scholarships.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
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.
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. The park is open sunrise to sunset, and the 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.