Tuesday, March 13
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.
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.
Children's Movies: Free films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks will be available. 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 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.
Wednesday, March 14
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.
History Lecture: Part of the "Windows in Time" history lecture series, Patsy Charley Edwards presents "Heritage Ranch History: The Charley Brothers" at noon Wednesday, March 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about the story of the Brownsboro Ranch in the upper Rogue Valley and Edwards' ancestors, the Charley Brothers. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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.
Tim Church: The guitarist will play a mix of instrumentals from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Thursday, March 15
Online Historic Lithia Park Tour: Take an online tour through Lithia Park in Ashland using Ashland Parks and Recreation's story map that highlights historic sites and features throughout the park. Go to gis.ashland.or.us/lithiahistoric.
Author Talk: Author Diana Coogle will present, "At the Far End of Life: My Parents' Aging and Then My Own Essays and Poems," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 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.
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.
Wind Ensemble: The Southern Oregon University Wind Ensemble will present "From Posies to Trees," a program of music by John MacKey, Joel Puckett, Michael Markowski and Percy Grainger, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the SOU campus in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Students will be admitted free.
Windborne Singers: The a cappella quartet will perform folk songs from around the world at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at windborneashland-evenbrite.com.
Friday, March 16
Dinner: Enjoy a traditional Irish meal prepared by Maren Faye Catering from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Ashland First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The meal will consist of Irish lamb stew, carrot cake an a choice of beverage. Vegan options will be available. Sing along to lively Irish folk music and bid at the silent auction. Admission is $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Peace House's Uncle Food's Diner, a community feeding program for the needy.
Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every third 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.
Brava! Opera: "The Abduction from the Seraglio," composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in the Mountain Avenue Theater, 201 S. Mountain Ave., on the Ashland High School campus. This fully staged comic opera will be performed in English and conducted by Rogue Valley Symphony director Martin Majkut. A talented cast of professional opera singers, a hilarious plot and lofty music bring the masterpiece to life. Tickets are $35 for reserved seats and can be purchased at bravaopera.com or by calling 800-901-7173, ext. 3. Students tickets are $5.
Max Gomez: Folk artist Max Gomez delivers his songs with an "easy twang that arrives at the halfway point between the tender folk balladry of Kris Kristofferson and the pop melodicism of Coldplay's Chris Martin," according to Rolling Stone magazine. Gomez, along with singer and songwriter Caitlin Jemma, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at ashlandfolkcollective.com.