Calendar: Friday, Oct. 31
Friday, Oct. 31
Children's Halloween Parade: Ashland's annual Halloween kids parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. and follow 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. Look for live entertainment along the way by Samba Like It Hot and Intention Dance Zombies. Mad Science!, an exhibit from ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, will be on Oak Street. There will be a monster flash mob and a spooky storytelling party at Tree House Books, 15 N. Main St., and ghoulish fun and activities at Paddington Station, 125 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. Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops. Call 541-905-0992.
Spookadelic Halloween Funktacular: On Friday, Oct. 31, the annual Halloween bash at the Historic Ashland Armory will feature live dance music by Afrolicious and uPhonic SoundSystem, along with music by DJ El Papachango. Revelers can party in an environment filled with props, art installations and visual effects accenting the Halloween theme. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets cost $25 in advance and can be purchased at www.liveatthearmory.com or Music Coop. Tickets will cost $30 at the door. The event is open to ages 21 and older.
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. Cost is $25 per person, or two-for-one for those who bring a friend. Participants will learn nine forms that make up the Nia technique. Call 541-488-1192 or email email@example.com.
Ashland Growers Market: Fresh flowers, crafts, produce, plants, baked goods, artisan cheeses, locally raised meats and live music are available at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Oak Street, between East Main Street and Lithia Way, Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
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 by regional musicians 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.
FOTAS Volunteer Training: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its monthly volunteer training from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Call 541-535-3390.
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.
Low-Cost Pet Shots: Grange Co-op will hold its monthly low-cost shot clinic for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, at Grange Co-op Pet Country, 2833 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. See www.grangecoop.com.
Broadway Songs: Enjoy songs from the musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and other works by the Gershwin brothers performed by Tim Holt from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Audience members are encouraged to sing along. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
Collage Workshop: Anna Edmonson will lead a class "Recycled Collaging to Focus Your Life" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. Edmonson will use recycled magazines, calendars and cardboard to use images, words and shapes in collage art as a way of finding inspiration. Cost is $30 and includes all materials. Call 541-488-6606 or register online at www.ashland.or.us/register.
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 Event: 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 and 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 will meet from noon to 1 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the 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 additional information, contact Jim Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541 956-5287.
Hawks Classes: Former Klamath Bird Observatory president 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.