Friday, March 23
Pear Blossom Run: Register for the 42nd Annual YMCA Pear Blossom Run happening April 14, in downtown Medford. There will be a 10-mile race, a 10-mile handcycle or wheelchair race, a 5K race and 1- and 2-mile fun runs. Registration is $30, $23 or $8 for the 10-mile, 5K and fun runs, respectively. Registration will be $40 for the 10-mile and $33 for the 5K after April 8. Proceeds benefit YMCA’s programs for low-income kids, teens, families and seniors. See pearblossomrun.com or call 541-324-8348.
Author Talk: Author Apricot Irving will discuss her book, “The Gospel of Trees,” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
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.
Stardust Trio: Singer Kacie Bowers, guitarist Tim Church and bassist Michael Barth will play a mix of jazz and pop standards at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Saturday, March 24
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.
4-H Rabbit Exhibit: Local 4-H members will display a variety of rabbits to pet and hold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, the the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. 4-H members will also share their knowledge of raising and caring for rabbits. Admission is free. Call 541-499-2198.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk, offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Othello,” at noon Saturday, March 24, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
Southern Oregon Ukulele Players: The ukulele group will perform and host a sing-along from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland.
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, March 24, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Patti Moran McCoy: Jazz and blues artist Patti Moran McCoy and her band — Sean McCoy on percussion, Theresa McCoy on keys, drummer Denny Massoff, bassist Adam Boyd, guitarist Nick Garrett-Powell and singers Gabe and Kelly McCoy — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Moran McCoy appeared on “The Tonight Show with Steve Allen when she was a teen, recorded with Duke Ellington and recorded for Mel Torme on jazz label Bethlehem Records. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com/event/3327301 or Music Coop in Ashland. Tickets will be $30 at the door.
Emma’s Revolution: Folk duo and activists Pat Humphries and Sandy O will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The award-winning duo’s newest is “Revolution Now,” their 2017 album that evokes Woody Guthrie-style melodies covering issues from reproductive justice to Black Lives Matter. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at emmasrevolution.com/live or facebook.com/emmasrevolution. Tickets will be $25 at the door. Humphries and O will offer a workshop at 1 p.m. the same day. The workshop is $25. A concert and workshop combo ticket is available for $38.
Sunday, March 25
Bahai’s of Ashland: The Bahai’s of Ashland and the Rogue Valley will present a screening of the film “Light to the World,” a film that showcases Baha’-u-llah and his teachings, at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Varsity Theater, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free.
Presentation: Southern Oregon Pachamama Alliance will present “Awakening the Dreamer Symposium: A Transformative Program,” from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Ashland Food Co-Op Community Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. Learn how to take action to create environmental sustainability, spiritual fulfillment and social justice for all humanity in this interactive, multimedia presentation. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. To register or for more info email atso.awakening@gmail.com.
Art Salon: Local artists discuss the evolution of their art over the years and present digital photos of their work at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On Sunday, March 25, artist Daniel Verner will speak. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Author Talk: Author Ani Tuzman will offer a reading and discussion of her book, “The Tremble of Love: A Novel of the Baal Shem Tov,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Havurah Shir Hadash Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-7716.
Son Ravello: Aka Mysha Caruso, the singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, March 26
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
Tai Chi for Seniors: Tai Chi for adults 50 and older is held from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays for beginners at the Grove, 1195 E Main St., Ashland. Advanced class is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is $4. Call 541-488-5342.
Color Mondays: Adults can express their creativity through coloring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-744-6996 or visit jcls.org.
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.
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.
Film and Talk: A community screening of the film “PS: Intuition is Your Personal Guidance System,” a documentary-style film exploring the notion of intuition, will be shown at 6 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Varsity Theater, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. A discussion will follow the film. Admission is $14.50 and tickets must be purchased online at gathr.us/screening/22376.
Tuesday, March 27
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.
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. Call 541-774-6996 or 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.
Lecture: The Talent Historical Society hosts lectures from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent.On Tuesday, March 27, local Historian Ben Truwe will discuss the 1915 promotional film “Grace’s Visit to Rogue River Valley.” Admission is free. Call 541-512-8838.
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.