Calendar for Thursday, Oct. 16
Thursday, Oct. 16
Newcomers Meeting: A group of Ashland newcomers will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, for refreshments and conversation. For information and location, call 541-488-5407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Event: Pete Fromm will speak about his book "If Not for This" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. Free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.
Spiritual Talk: Ganga and Tara will give a talk titled "The Rainbow Body" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. The event is free, and donations are accepted. Email email@example.com.
Martin Vee: The guitarist will play a mix of world music, nouveau flamenco and spontaneous inventions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 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.
Friday, Oct. 17
Friday Words and Wine: Mary Z. Maher and Alan Armstrong will read from their new book "Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors: Telling the Story" from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd. The book is a compendium of interviews with local stage personalities including Mark Bedard, Michael Elich, Nell Geisslinger and Anthony Heald. Call 541-488-5989 or see www.weisingers.com.
Bob Haworth: The singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four fame will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 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.
Saturday, Oct. 18
Paint Pumpkins: Kids and families can paint free pumpkins from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Grange Co-op stores in Ashland, Central Point, South Medford and White City. See www.grangecoop.com.
Low Cost Pet Vaccinations: Jackson County Animal Care and Control will hold its monthly low-cost pet vaccination and nail trimming clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the animal shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway. Vaccinations cost $10 each, and nail trimmings cost $5 per pet. Only cash will be accepted. Call 541-535-3390.
Teen Game Day: Teens can play board and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Ashland teen library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.
Salmon Hike: Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands ecologist Rich Nawa will lead a one-mile hike along the Bear Creek to see spawning chinook salmon from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Hikers are encouraged to bring polarized sunglasses. Call 541-218-7973.
Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta: Singers, songwriters and steel-string guitarists Dan Crary and Beppe Gambetta will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.stclairevents.com, at Music Coop in downtown Ashland, or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets will cost $22 at the door, $10 for ages 12 through 17. Kids 11 and younger get in free.
Monday, Oct. 20
Book Event: Elizabeth Enslin will speak about her book "While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The event is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.
Novel Talk: Gloria Boyd will read from her book "Runaway Mama" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Thursday, Oct. 23
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum and Southern Oregon Skywatchers will host a viewing party for the partial solar eclipse from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at ScienceWorks, 1500 E. Main St. The eclipse is set to begin at 1:44 p.m. and reach its peak by 3:09 p.m. Filtered telescopes for viewing will be available. The event is free. call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Author Event: Sonja Grace will speak about her book "Become an Earth Angel" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.
Chautauqua Poets & Writers: Poet Mary Szybist will read at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Mountain Avenue Theatre at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave. Szybist is the author of the poetry compilation "Incarnadine & Granted," and is a winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. Tickets cost $15 at the door, or $20 for reserved seats. See www.chautauquawriters.org or call 541-826-8776.
Friday, Oct. 24
Monster Dash Pasta Party: An all-you-can-eat pasta party will be offered the night before the Monster Dash race from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. The event will include dancing and live music by the family-friendly East Main Band, Oregon Duck football fans will be able to watch the game on the big screen, and there will be a silent auction to benefit Ashland Schools Foundation. Call 541-482-8197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Nations Day at SOU: Honduran singer, feminist and activist Karla Lara will perform as part of events commemorating United Nations Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Meese Room of Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Providing the introduction will be professor James Phillips. The event will also include a screening of the documentary "Honduras, Crisis and Hope — An interview with Padre Melo."
Saturday, Oct. 25
Monster Dash: Events for the annual Monster Dash costume contest and Fun Run begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Butler Band Shell at Lithia Park. The costume contest starts at 9:30 a.m. The one-mile fun run/walk begins at 10:15 a.m., the 5K walk/run and 10K run will begin at 11:15 a.m. Call 541-482-8197 or email email@example.com.
Native Documentary Screening: Red Earth Descendants will present a screening of the film "Dancing Salmon Home" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. The award-winning documentary follows the Winnemem Wintu tribe's struggle to return salmon to the McCloud River near their Mount Shasta-area homeland. Chief Caleen Sisk and filmmaker Will Doolittle will speak and take questions. Roasted buffalo and light appetizers, beverages and dessert will be served. A raffle will be held for a Pendleton blanket. Admission is a sliding scale $15 to $25. All proceeds benefit the Winnemem Wintu people. Call 541-622-5358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Puss 'N Boots Costume Ball: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its 23rd annual fundraiser, the Puss 'n Boots Costume Ball and Auction, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 B St. The event will include live music by the Robbie DaCosta Band, a silent and live auction and costume contests. Tickets are $45 and include a catered meal. Call 541-482-8172 or see www.fotas.org.
Sunday, Oct. 26
Salmon Hike: Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands ecologist Rich Nawa will lead a one-mile hike along Bear Creek to see spawning chinook salmon from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Lynn Newbry Park in Talent. Hikers are encouraged to bring polarized sunglasses. Call 541-218-7973.
Monday, Oct. 27
GMO Seed Discussion: The Chamber of Commons will host a "Sacred Seed Panel Discussion" from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Panelists will include Rod Birney, Rick North and Jesse Schwartz moderated by Ray Sidler. A free potluck dinner will precede the event at 6 p.m. Call 541-535-1854.
Wednesday, Oct. 29
Mystery Book Group: The Siskiyou Sleuths mystery book group will discuss "Havana Blue" by Leonardo Padura at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.