Calendar: Wednesday, Oct. 22
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Ballot Measures Discussion: Jackson County Pacific Green Party will host a public discussion of ballot measures 88, 90, 91 and 92 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Gresham Room of the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-482-0102.
Learn about Bats: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us will lead an educational program about bats from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The program, for children 3 and older, will include a preserved bat specimen and a bat skeleton. Attendees will receive instructions on how to build a bat house, sheets to identify bats, and bat coloring pages. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
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, and solar viewing glasses will be available for $2 each beginning Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland. 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.
Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of rock, folk and soul from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 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.
New West Guitar Group: John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein combine acoustic and electric guitar for their signature jazz and pop sound. Graduates of the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, the trio will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Tickets cost $25, $10 for students, and reservations can be made online at siskiyoumusicproject.com, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 541-488-3869.
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 email@example.com.
Art Exhibit: Gregory Martin will exhibit large mixed-media assemblages and paintings exploring the "visual voice" found in neglected areas of urban civilization, in the top floor SU Gallery in the Stevenson Union Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 p.m. to noon Saturdays. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31.
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."
Peace Documentary: There will be a free showing of the documentary film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Congregational United Church of Christ of Ashland, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. The film tells the story of a how women banded together to end civil war in Liberia. The event is free. Call 541-488-9286.
In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt: Part live performance by pianist Lauren James, part big-screen video presentation by scriptwriter Ed Miller, this patriotic music event showcases songs by Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Broadway musicals and vaudeville numbers for a journey through a time when America came of age. A lunch show will be presented at 1 p.m. and a dinner show will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Callahan's Lodge, 7100 Old Highway 99 S., Ashland. Take Exit 6 off I-5. Admission is $5 and reservations can be made by calling 541-482-1299.
Mary Maudlin & Mad Tom: Aka Pat O'Scannell and Kevin Carr, the duo will present Halloween songs and stories from the borders between worlds at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $10 to $15. Call 541-301-5306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and reservations.
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.
Natural Resources Discussion: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts will host a conversation titled "Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon's Natural Resources" from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Gresham Room of the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Moderating will be Portland State University professor Veronica Dujon. Call 503-719-4732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winery Harvest Celebration: Dana Campbell Vineyards will hold a Harvest Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1320 N. Mountain Ave. The event will include live music from the Electrix Duo, bocce ball games, and an outdoor fire pit. Food will be available for purchase from Sultan's Delight. Admission is free, with charges for food and wine. No minors or infants are allowed. Call 541-482-3798 or see www.danacampbellvineyards.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 email@example.com.
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
Halloween Pet Parade: Dressed-up pets can get treats, and owners have the opportunity to win prizes, at noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ashland Grange Co-op, 421 A St. See www.grangecoop.com.
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.
Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The Repertory Singers, under the direction of Paul French, will present "The Bright Orb of Harmony" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave. The concert will include music by Purcell, Tallis, Baldings and Rheinberger, and John McGrosso of the Arianna String Quartet will play violin during the concert. Tickets range from $22 to $29, and admission for students and SNAP card holders is $5. Call 541-552-0900 or see www.repsingers.org.