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Calendar: Thursday, Oct. 30

Thursday, Oct. 30

Mah Jongg: Experienced and beginner adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Call 541-488-5342 or see www.ashlandseniorcenter.org.

Hearts and Spades: Adults 50 and older are invited to play card games from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.

Spiders and Scorpions: Learn the difference between insects and arachnids and why spiders and scorpions are so important for humans and the environment during a spiders and scorpions program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Talent Library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Ed Dunsavage & Leslie Kendall: The jazz guitar and vocal duo will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Friday, Oct. 31

Children's Halloween Parade: The kids parade will begin at 3:30 p.m., following East Main Street to the Ashland Plaza. Kids can trick-or-treat at downtown businesses, get photographs taken at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., and get their faces painted in front of Wells Fargo Bank, 67 E. Main St. See www.ashlandchamber.com or call 541-482-3486 for details.

Canned Food Drive: The Ashland High School Booster Club will hold a community canned food drive from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Ashland high school in front of the gym on Morse Street. The club will gather nonperishable food items, and for each two items participants will receive a raffle ticket. The organization will raffle gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops. Call 541-905-0992.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Nia Workshop: Rachael R. Resch will offer "A Taste of the Nia White Belt: Archetypes of the Lover, Warrior, Healer" from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at TheDanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10. Participants will learn nine forms that make up the Nia technique. Cost is $25 per person. Call 541-488-1192 or email nia-ashland@jeffnet.org.

Lithia Artisans Market: The outdoor arts-and-crafts market features fine art and a variety of wares by local artists and artisans and live music from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays on the Calle Guanajuato pedestrian walkway behind the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-301-9811 or see www.lithiaartisansmarket.com.

Emergency Preparedness Event: Ashland Fire & Rescue will hold its second annual "Ashland is Ready!" emergency preparedness workshops from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 N. Oak St. Registration is required. Cost is $10, and participants will take home an emergency kit. See www.ashland.or.us/air or call 541-482-2770.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills with volunteer Helga Motley from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.

Author Talk: Author M.J. Daspit will speak about her historical novel "Lucy Lied" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The book is set in 1870s Monterey, Calif. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Bad Film Society: The public is invited to a special election-themed Bad Film Society event beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Ashland Elks Dungeon on Will Dodge Way in Ashland. The evening includes an episode of "That's My Bush" lampooning the George W. Bush years, a short starring Richard Pryor as the first black president, and the feature film "Idiocracy" about a dumbed-down future society. Please bring a dish for a potluck dinner starting at 6 p.m. A $4 donation is requested to support the Elks. See www.badfilmsociety.org.

Monday, Nov. 3

Ashland Garden Club: Ashland Greenhouses owner Kelly Brainard will give a talk, "For the Love of Poinsettias," at the garden club's meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Learn about new varieties and how to care for them. Call 541-482-4558.

Teen Movie and Pizza: The Ashland teen library will show the 2013 film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," rated PG-13, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.

Author Talk: Hospice nurse Mary Landberg will speak about her book, "Enduring Love — Inspiring Stories of Love and Wisdom at the End of Life," at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The book is a collection of over 100 portraits of hospice families as they share love stories, conversations with those who are dying and advice for living. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Books@Noon: The monthly book group meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6407.

Veterans for Peace: Mike Boehm, a Vietnam veteran and humanitarian organizer will speak at Peace House in Ashland at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Sponsored by the Rogue Valley Chapter of Veterans for Peace, the event is free and open to the public. For details, contact Jim Woods at woods@grantspass.com or 541-956-5287.

Hawks Classes: Dick Ashford will lead a class about hawks from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. The class, geared for ages 11 and older, will include ways to identify hawks, the natural history of diurnal raptors, and information about hawks' relationship with humans throughout history. Cost is $25 for all three classes. Call 541-488-6606 or register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Jeopardy Trivia: Prizes will be awarded in the competition at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie’s Restaurant & Bar, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Children are welcome to participate but must be out of the restaurant by 10 p.m. Admission costs $1. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

James Garner Tribute Movies: Actor James Garner created iconic television and movie characters. Garner films from will be screened from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays on Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or visit www.jcls.org.

Spaghetti Game Night: Try out board games from Funagain Games in Ashland or bring your own from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Enoteca Wine Tasting and Bistro, 17 N. Main St., Ashland. Complimentary spaghetti will be served with the purchase of a glass or bottle of wine. Call 541-482-3377 or see www.ashlandenoteca.com.

Homeless Shelter Volunteer Training: The interfaith winter homeless shelters will hold an orientation and training event for volunteers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Calvin Hall of First Presbyterian Church of Ashland 1615 Clark Ave. It is not necessary for those who volunteered last year to attend. See www.tinyurl.com/homeless-sign-up.

Trivia Night: Teams of one to six players can play Trivia at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at The Playwright Public House, 258 A St., Ashland. It's free to play, and each team will receive a bowl of baked fries. The winning team receives a $25 certificate to use at The Playwright. Call 541-488-9128.