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Ashland Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 6

Project FeederWatch: Volunteers will assist birding experts from the Audubon Society in counting and identifying birds from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.Information collected will be submitted to Cornell University's FeederWatch project. Preregistration is not required for the free event. Call 541-488-6606.

Low Cost Pet Shots: Grange Co-op Pet Country will hold its monthly low-cost shot clinic for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2833 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. See www.grangecoop.com.

Winter Cycling Workshop: Learn to ride and commute in inclement weather from League of American Bicyclists certified instructors from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. The class begins with a two-hour indoor session about how to dress properly, what tires to choose and best lighting optionsfor visibility. An optional bike ride will follow the workshop, and a list of recommended equipment and dress will be available upon registration. Call 541-488-5340 or see www.ashland.or.us/register.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Ashland Leaf Drop-Off: A free drop off for leaves and pine needles will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ashland Recycle Center, 220 Water Street. Participants will need to take any plastic bags used home with them. Call 541-482-1471.

Hanukkah Fair: Temple Emek Shalom will offer a Hanukkah Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Hanukkah gifts including menorahs, candles, gift wrap, books and music will be available for sale. Local vendors will showcase craft and specialty items. Call 541-488-2909 or see www.emekshalom.org.

Musicians Swap Meet: Buy, sell and trade used and vintage music gear from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission is $1. Tables are $15 to $25 payable in advance. For information or to reserve a table, call Tom Frederick at 541-482-4830.

Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills with volunteer Helga Motley from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org. first Sunday of each month.

Concert and Chamber Choirs: Southern Oregon University's concert and chamber choirs will present “A Rose in Winter,” a mix of new and traditional carols, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in the SOU Music Recital Hall, off South Mountain Avenue in Ashland. The program will include the German chorale “Lo How a Rose” in settings by composers Michael Praetorius and Jan Sandstöm; “Ave Eva” by Ivan Hrušovský; two lyrical settings of “There is No Rose” by Robert Young and Paul Hillier; two settings of “O Magnum Mysterium,” by David Childs and Ivo Antognini; Christmas motets by Hans Leo Hassler; and traditional carols and spirituals from around the world. Tickets cost $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased online at sou.edu/performingarts, at the box office in the music hall or by calling 541-552-6348. Full-time students get in free.

Monday, Dec. 8

Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing is offered for adults 60 and older from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission costs $2. Call 541-488-5342.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

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.

Arto and Anti Jarvela: These masters of Finnish fiddle tradition and folk music will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. The Jarvelas were founders of folk orchestra JPP. Admission is $10 to $15 at the door. Call 541-301-5306.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

History Lecture: Historian Sue Waldron will present "The Maruyamas of Medford: A Japanese Family Saga" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The lecture is part of the "Windows in Time" history series. The Maruyama family was a familiar part of Medford society for 31 years before Medford's Japanese community was relocated to a Japanese internment camp at Tule Lake, Calif., during World War II. The series is presented by Jackson County Library Services and the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Call 541-774-6996 or 541-774-8689 or see www.jcls.org or www.sohs.org.

Death with Dignity Q&A: Compassion & Choices will offer an educational event about Oregon's Death with Dignity law from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The program will offer a supportive atmosphere to discuss concerns and options at the end of life. See www.compassionandchoices.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.

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.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 11

Computer Buying Q&A: The library will give tips about choosing the right personal computer or tablet in a presentation titled "You Better Shop Around" from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The presentation will include how to read a computer's specifications and what to consider before buying a new computer or tablet. Call 541-774-6412 or see www.jcls.org.

Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.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.

After-School Storytime: Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to a special after-school storytime with readings, rhymes and songs from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Younger kids are welcome to attend with their parents. The program will continue through May except during holiday library closures. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Native Plant Society: The Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will hold a holiday potluck, talk and silent auction from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Talent Community Center, 206 E. Main St., Talent. Jeff Jones, co-author of "Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge," will give a talk about photographing the Arctic. Bring a potluck dish, table service, packets of seeds for the native plant seed exchange and a food donation for the Talent Food Project. Call 541-535-5355.