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Tuesday, Sept. 16

Growers Market: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Armory, 1420 E. Main St. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

Preschool Storytime: Preschool children and families can attend storytime at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995.

LGBT Potluck Luncheon: The Rogue Valley LGBT Elders and the Social Justice and Action Committee of the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will lead a potluck luncheon of LGBT elders and allies from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 87 Fourth St. Participants should bring ideas for building the LGBT community and a dish to share. A $2 donation for drinks is suggested. Call 541-482-4755.

OSF Green Show: Energetic Caribbean jazz band J'ourvet will give a free performance at 6:45 p.m. on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

Greywater Irrigation Workshop: Cynthia Care will present "Gardening When Water is Scarce" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. The event will include information about greywater systems, low-cost drip irrigation, and advice about selecting a much and plants. Cost is $20. Register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Toastmasters Meeting: University Toastmasters meet to improve public speaking and leadership skills at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-324-8694 or see www.universitytm.org.

Trivia at Louie’s: Trivia games are played at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie’s Bar & Grill, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Games are free to play. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Demonstration Garden Tour: Learn about late summer blooms and explore the gardens at North Mountain Park during a tour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 620 N. Mountain Ave. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 541-488-6606 or see www.ashland.or.us/register.

Spanish-English Conversation Hours: Conversation hours in Spanish and English are offered 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Participants speak Spanish for the first half, and English for the second half. Stories and exercised help conversation flow. Call 541-535-4163.

Ready-to-Rent Seminar: ACCESS will facilitate a "Ready to Rent" seminar from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 17 and 24, at the Ashland Community Resource Center, 570 Clover Lane. This seminar focused on individuals will poor rental history will include topics such as positive rental skills, repairing credit, creating a workable budget and understanding landlord-tenant laws. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for attending the sessions and completing required action steps. To register call 541-631-2235.

Bird Presentation: Wild bird specialist Laura Fleming will lead a class "Attracting Clinging Birds: The Acrobats of the Bird World" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. The class will cover the habitat and diet of clinging birds, and ways to draw the birds to attendees' backyards. Cost is $10. Register at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ashland Newcomers Meeting: An informal gathering of new and not-so-new members will meet for refreshments and conversation at 10 a.m. in Ashland. For location and directions call 541-488-5407.

Martin Vee: Singer and guitarist Martin Vee will play a fusion of world music and nouveau flamenco from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. A barbecue supper will be available. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Gonzalo Bergara: The Argentinian guitarist and his group will perform gypsy swing inspired by Django Reinhardt and Bergara's original Latin-style compositions at 7 p.m. at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets cost $25, $10 for students, and can be reserved online at www.siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869.

OSF Green Show: The Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project will give a free socially conscious jazz performance at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

Author Event: Rogue Valley author Kathie Olsen will speak about her book "Take Me to Mercy" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The book is set in the 1970s, and follows a woman from her 20s into her 30s as the women's rights movement gained traction in a rural community. Call 541-488-0029.

Friday, Sept. 19

OSF Green Show: California all-woman impov comedy troupe Chickspeare will perform at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

Author Event: Shelly King will speak about her book "Moment of Everything" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The book tells the story of a Bay Area woman recently unemployed from her job at a Silicon Valley startup company, and finding herself while working at a used book store.  Call 541-488-0029.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Plein Air Painting Event: Ashland Parks and Recreation will hold a "PaintOut" plein air painting event starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at North Mountain and Lithia parks in Ashland. Entrants ages 10 and older may submit their painting for judging at 1 p.m. at Hanson-Howard Gallery, 89 Oak St., and 20 paintings will be placed on display. Cost to participate is $15, and artists must bring all supplies and a frame in order to submit their painting. Call 541-488-6606 or register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Family Cycling Workshop: League of American Cyclist instructors will lead a "Confident Cycling" workshop for children ages six and older from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St. Following the class will be an optional group ride on the roads. Participants should bring a safely-working bicycle, helmet and water. Cost is $30, or $40 for parent-child pairs. Call 541-488-5340.

Ashland Book and Author Festival: The third annual Ashland Book and Author Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southern Oregon University Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. The event includes a series of workshops on writing, publishing and marketing books, and writer presentations. Admission is free, and free parking will be available on campus. Call 541-552-6816 or email libraryevents@sou.edu.

OSF Green Show: The Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project will give a free socially conscious jazz performance at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.

PGMC in Ashland: The Portland Gay Men's Chorus will perform as part of its "Celebrate Oregon" tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave. Proceeds benefit the Rogue Valley Youth Choruses, Women With Wings, the Lotus Rising Project and the Rogue Valley LGBT Elders. Speaking will be former governor and LGBT rights pioneer Barbara Roberts and Human Rights Campaign cofounder Terry Bean. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door, by calling 541-582-0574 or online at www.roguevalleychorale.org.

Sunday, Sept. 21

Botanical Area Hike: Naturalists Jeanine Moy, and Doug and Tabitha Viner will host a family friendly morning botanical area hike through the Siskiyou Crest. Hikers meet to carpool at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St. Cost is a suggested donation of $5. To sign up call 541-482-3241.

Community Dinner: A community dinner and cooking class,1 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1650 Clark Ave. Call 541-261-3920.

OSF Green Show: California all-woman impov comedy troupe Chickspeare will perform at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, on the bricks at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St. Call 541-482-4331 or see www.osfashland.org.