Tuesday, March 6
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.
Books at Noon: Readers in the group will discuss various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Toastmasters: Learn and practice skills used for public speaking in a group setting from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, in the Gresham room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. It is recommended to use the rear door for access to the meeting room. Guests are welcome to listen for free as members practice skills in prepared presentations, impromptu speeches, and more. See Universitytm.org or call 541-708-1991.
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.
Author Talk: Author and editor Kitty Stryker will read excerpts from her anthology, "Ask: Building Consent Culture," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Wednesday, March 7
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. See current exhibits, 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. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments will be available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Poetry Reading: Susanne Petermann will read from her newly published book of translations, "When I Go," poems written by Rainer Maria Rilke, in French at 3 p.m Wednesday, March 7, in the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Rilke’s largely unknown and rarely translated French poetry appears for the first time in this book. Susanne will explain Rilke’s mysterious switch to the French language near the end of his life, and she will tell the story of these poems, along with her own story about finding and translating this body of work. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.Discussion Group: Ashland Death Cafe will hold a discussion group at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, to explore ideas about mortality and the way death can inspire the way people live. $10 suggested donation and registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. To register, see ashlanddeathcafe.com.
Gaibe Carroll: Singer and songwriter Gaibe Carroll will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
The Infamous Stringdusters and The Last Revel: Acoustic bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters will perform Wednesday, March 7, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The band's 2017 "Laws of Gravity," recorded in Nashville with co-producer Billy Hume, marked a return to its tight but improvisational music. Dobro player Andy Hall, guitarist Andy Falco, banjo player Chris Pandolfi, fiddler Jeremy Garrett and upright bassist Travis Book are showcased as writers, singers and players on an all-original set of songs with a fresh yet familiar progressive Americana feel. Minneapolis-based trio The Last Revel opens the show with its acoustic blend of folk and rockabilly. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show, and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com.
Thursday, March 8
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, historian and former U.S. Forest Service archaeologist Jeff LaLande will present "When Timber was King" at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Meese meeting room in the Hannon Library, located on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Learn about the rise and decline of Southern Oregon's wood products industry. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Jefferson State Toastmasters: Learn and practice skills used for public speaking in a group setting from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Guests are welcome to listen for free as members practice skills in prepared presentations, impromptu speeches, and more. See Universitytm.org or call 541-708-1991.
Open Mic: The Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association will hold its monthly open-mic-without-a-mic reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups begin at 6:30. This month's suggested theme is "“Lions and Lambs.” March 8 is the deadline for all entries to this year’s contest. Winners will be announced at the April meeting. Call 541-512-1007.
Author Talk: Author Jan Harrell will discuss her book, "Love Now: Untangling Relationships," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for seasoned and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5 and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.
Game Knights: No matter what kind of "Knight" you are, there is a board game for you to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.
Michael Whipple: Keyboard player, percussionist and composer Mike Whipple will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.