Monday, April 16
Schneider Museum of Art: “The Animated Image,” a collection of artwork by Matt Bollinger, Chris Doyle, Rick Silva and Stacey Steers, will open Wednesday, April 11, and run through May 12 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The show is presented in conjunction with the Ashland Independent Film Festival. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu or call 541-552-6245.
Center for the Visual Arts: New student art exhibits will be displayed through Friday, April 20, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Look for Dewy’s “Past, Present, Future” in the Retzlaff Gallery; “Affinity,” by Sherry Amoore, in the Thorndike Gallery; Reba Crawford Hayes’ “It Hurts, Until it Doesn’t” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Kendal Cermak’s “Art Through Learning” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Madelyn Zarraonandia’s “Untitled” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Sierra Burt’s “Climate Change Contemplations” in the Jeld Wen Gallery. Galleries hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-552-8315.
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.
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.
Art Exhibit: Artist Ruth Resch will present an exhibit of her art works, “Into the Wilderness,” through Friday, April 27, at the U.S. Bank, 30 N. Second St., Ashland. Resch’s work includes paintings, mono prints and a variety of drawings.
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 see 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 can play chess 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.
Tuesday, April 17
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food trucks 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.
Children’s Movies: Free kids’ films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks are available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.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.
Wednesday, April 18
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.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments are available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Poetry Reading: Rogue Valley Poets will present a reading from their new anthology, “Light Rising,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. A collaboration of thirty-six poems by fourteen southern Oregon poets, copies of “Light Rising” will be offered without cost, with the hope that each reader will pass it on. Call 541-774-6980.
Doug Warner: Singer and songwriter Doug Warner will perform his original blues compositions at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Thursday, April 19
Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.
Native Plant Society: Paul Torrence, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and was an investigator at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, will present “Molecules of Nature: Biodiversity, the Sixth Mass Extinction and the Future of Medicine” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Room 161 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 860-878-2049 or email at alexis.brickner@gmail.com.
Author Talk: Antionette Kennedy will discuss her book “Far From Home: A Memoir“ at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled 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 games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Game Knights: No matter what kind of “knight” you are, there is a board game 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.
Jeff Stanley and Jeffri Carrington: The guitar and vocal duo will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday, April 20
Science Lecture: Paul Torrence, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and was an investigator at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, will present “Molecules of Nature: Biodiversity, the Sixth Mass Extinction and the Future of Medicine,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Room 151 in the Science Building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Dr. Torrence will present an argument for nature’s critical role in providing medicines for humanity and how that irreplaceable service is threatened by extinction crisis. Learn about how maintaining nature’s biodiversity can impact health and medical sciences. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.
Poetry Reading: Poet Linda Millemann will read from her book “And These Few Precious Days,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
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.
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Tutunov Piano Series: Steinway Artist and internationally acclaimed pianist Peter Serkin will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Sebastian Bach at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Students will be admitted free.