Friday, April 13
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A brief environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
Science Lecture: Brian Stonelake, Southern Oregon University Senior Instructor of Mathematics, will present “Hyperoperation Absurdity,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Room 151 in the Science Building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. In this talk, Stonelake will discuss hyperoperations, which is a sequence of operations for compounding numbers that increase in growth iteratively without assuming any material prerequisite math knowledge. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.
Author Talk: Susie Herrick will discuss her co-authored book “Your Story is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice“ at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, 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 necessary. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Molly’s Revenge: Celtic band Molly’s Revenge — piper David Brewer, fiddler John Weed and guitarist Stuart Mason will present a lively performance of Irish and Scottish music at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $18 in advance and are available at mollysrevenge.com/shows. Tickets will be $20 at the door. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
The Gryphon Trio: The violin, cello and piano trio, along with soprano Patricia O’Callaghan, will present “Broken Hearts and Madmen,” a program of music by Astor Piazzola, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Jelly Roll Morton, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. The trio will perform music by Beethoven, Wijeratne and Mendelssohn, without O’Callaghan, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the music hall. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for students and Oregon Trail cardholders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. Pre-concert lectures are at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 132 of the Music Building.
Saturday, April 14
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. See snikwahmotorwerks.com or call 541-227-1758.
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.
Ashland Community Bike Swap: Bikes and related equipment will be for sale or trade from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $1. Those interested in selling bikes can register and drop them off from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, or from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. See RVTD.org/bikeswap or call 541-552-2264.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a conversation, “Love, Betrayal, Desire and Destiny,” with dramaturg Julie Felise Dubiner and actors Ella Saldana North, Esperanza America and Eduardo Enrikez at noon Saturday, April 14, 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.
Garden Storytime: Preschoolers are invited to a garden-themed story and activity time from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6995.
Stolen Moments: Guitarist Dan Fellman, vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and upright bass player Walter Lindley will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and Gypsy jazz at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Sunday, April 15
Presentation: Local artist Kaki Shields will present “Altered Books,” showing the art she creates using discarded books at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Following the presentation, Shields will show attendees how to create their own works of art. Admission is free but you must bring your own books to create book sculptures. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Lauren Lind will present “Illicit Pleasure in the Georgian and Regency Periods.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
Big Library Read Book Club: Download the free eBook “Flat Broke with Two Goats” by Jennifer McGaha and then join in the discussion group at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.
Presentation: Jennifer Mathews will present “The Missing Link: How Connection Transforms the Experience of Loss,” from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland St. Ashland. Admission is $18 in advance or $25 at the door. To register see email@example.com or call 802-318-6901.
Roy Zimmerman: Satirical musician Roy Zimmerman will perform “Rezist,” a collection of songs about peace and justice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is $20. See royzimmerman.com.
Tatsiana Asheichyk and Lisa Nichols: The piano and flute duo will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Camille Saint-Saens, George Handel, Bela Bartok, Frederic Chopin and Luigi Boccerini at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 Frances Lane, Ashland. Admission is by donation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ashland Emergency Food Bank. A reception will follow the concert.
Tony Brussat: Singer and guitarist Tony Brussat will perform what he calls “jazz Americana, the good old good ones” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Tim Church: The guitarist will play the music of Bach, Broadway, Brazil and beyond at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Ashland Calendar: April 13
Friday, April 13