What to do in Ashland, Oct. 8
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 26, at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum: A variety of interactive science exhibits are available at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Find upcoming events, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2 through 12 and 65 and older. Admission is $3 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Classical Recorder Group: Recorder players can join a group that plays classical selections at noon every Tuesday at the Talent library, 101 Home St. An ability to read music is required. See jcls.org or call 541-535-4163.
Children’s Movies: Free kids’ films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks are available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held at 7 p.m. at Louie’s Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and winning teams will receive prizes. Call 541-482-9701.
Daimh: Highland and Gaelic music performers Daimh (pronounced Dive) — Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish on bagpipes and fiddle, guitarist Ross Martin and Murdo Yogi Cameron on mandola and accordion — will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Tickets are available online through brownpapertickets.com. The group was recently named Best Folk Band in Europe at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and is also a winner of Folk Band of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Demonstration Garden Tours: Join master gardeners on a tour of the butterfly, amphibian-reptile, native plants, heirloom plants and herb gardens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free, and donations to the Nature Center are welcomed. See ashlandparksandrec.org or call 541-488-6606.
Hands-All-Around Quilters: Work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4692.
History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, historian Jeff LaLande will present “On the Home Front: Southern Oregon’s Unique Experience During World War II” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about how Oregon became the only one of the 48 states to be attacked by enemy aircraft, and, later, the only state to suffer civilian fatalities from an enemy bomb. LaLande will also talk about military bases, removal of Japanese-Americans to internment camps, gas rationing and other local aspects of the so-called “Good War.” Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Poetry Reading: Poets Gary Lark and Clemens Starck will read selections from their newest poetry work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Afternoon Movies: Classic films from the ’30s to the ’70s are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Thursday, Oct. 10
Phoenix Book Club: Discuss books on select topics at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Readers can choose fiction or nonfiction as monthly topics. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6408.
Author Talk: Author Nevada Barr will talk about her new novel, “What Rose Forgot,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Spanish Conversation: English speakers learning Spanish can attend free conversationals from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.
Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5, and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.
Trivia Night: Bird & Rye hosts free trivia games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.
Game Knights: Play a variety of board games at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.
The Human Experience: David Block, aka. The Human Experience, will perform an eclectic blend of electronic-folk fusion with his live band project, Gone Gone Beyond, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. High-energy electronic-folk duo Moontricks will also perform along with special guest local pianist and singer-songwriter, Adey Bell. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at liveatthearmory.com. Call 541-488-7001.
Friday, Oct. 11
Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A short environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.
SOPride: The annual SOPride Festival kicks off with a drag show and dancing at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Ashland Hills Hotel, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland. The SOPride Parade will begin at noon Saturday, Oct. 12, on Main Street in downtown Ashland to the Band Shell in Lithia Park. This year’s grand marshal of the SOPride Parade is the executive artistic director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Nataki Garrett, and the theme is “Celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall Riots — Honoring the Past, Forge the Future.” The festival, featuring live entertainment and vendor booths, will begin at noon at the Lithia Park Band Shell. Tickets for the kickoff dance in advance are $20, $15 for students, or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., Ashland, or online at sopride.org. All proceeds go to the SOPride Scholarship Foundation and the SOPride Parade. For more information, see sopride.org.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners necessary. Admission is $5 by donation. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Jim Malachi: Guitarist and singer-songwriter Jim Malachi will perform a mix of folk-rock, pop, country and more at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Ashland Wine Cellar, 36 Lithia Way, Ashland. See ashlandwinecellar.com or call 541-488-2111.
Tutunov Piano Series: The annual Tutunov Piano Series kicks off its 2019-20 season with Israeli classical pianist Alon Goldstein, who will perform works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Bernstein, Debussy and Ginastera, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 450 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $25. For tickets, stop by the SOU Oregon Center for the Arts Box Office, 491 S. Mountain Ave, Ashland, see oca.sou.edu or call 541-552-6348.
Lunacy Fest: Ashland’s Levity Circus Collective and Flying Actor Studio will present their fifth annual Lunacy Fest Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 11-20, at Levity Circus Collective, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 15, Ashland. Artists from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and the Rogue Valley will perform a colorful lineup of circus arts, cabaret, physical comedy, live music and zany antics. Programming includes an adults-only cabaret at 9 p.m. on Fridays, a ’90s rock band and circus show for general audiences at 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and an afternoon of family friendly fun at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 advance or $25 door, and group rates are available. Kids under 12 get $10 off on Sundays. Tickets are available at Levity Circus Collective or the Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., Ashland. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. See levitycircuscollective.com or call 360-878-0331.
Saturday, Oct. 12
German Cars and Coffee: Owners of German and European cars and enthusiasts can meet from 8 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, April through October, in the Brammo-Cummins parking lot, 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. Complimentary coffee and donuts are provided. For information, call 541-227-1758 or 541-541-535-1355.
Saturday Growers & Crafters Market: Seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 4, through Oct. 26, along Oak St., Ashland, in front of Standing Stone Brewery. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Lithia Artisans Market: Over 40 artisans display and sell handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.
Maker Day: Teens 11 to 18 can explore LEGO Mindstorm, Littlebits and Sphero electronics and robotic sets from noon to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children 8 to 10 may join in if accompanied by an adult. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6980.
Game Club: Play Scrabble, chess, cribbage or newer popular strategy board games from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Sage Leaf: Guitarist and vocalist Sage Leaf will perform a mix of blues, jazz and reggae at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Ashland Wine Cellar, 36 Lithia Way, Ashland. See ashlandwinecellar.com or call 541-488-2111.
Band du Pays Swing: The band — singer Kacie Bowers, sax and clarinet player Stephen Gagné, percussionist Jenny Gray, guitarist Tony Brussat and upright bassist Merrill Smith — will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer 30-minute swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 541-535-7957 for reservations.
CannaCabanaFest: Independent artists working to de-stigmatize and celebrate cannabinoid use will perform from 7 to midnight Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Look for music by Niki J. Crawford, Avehre, Jelly Bread and Fox & Bones. Jah Sun will host. Admission is $30. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Ten percent of each ticket sale will go toward reversing canabis convictions in the U.S. Tickets are available online at liveatthearmory.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call 541-488-7001.