Today in Ashland calendar, Dec. 3
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Free Admission Day at ScienceWorks: The museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, hosts exhibits year-round that explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more.The exhibit Toy Science opens Saturday, Nov. 22, and runs through January with game-style exhibits demonstrating physics, math and strategy. The popular exhibit Sportsology has returned to the museum and features Vertical Vault, Action Reaction Wall, Great Grip, Wheelchair Racer, Pitching Cage and Hang Time. Visitors can test their athletic abilities while learning how their bodies work. The Sportsology exhibit will run until March 1. Admission costs $9, $7 for children 2 to 12 and adults older than 65. Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in the fall, winter and spring. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Jef Ramsey: The guitar and mandolin player will perform acoustic country and folk from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.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.
TED Talk Discussion: Join a viewing and discussion of Dr. Stuart Hameroff's TED (Technology, Engineering, Design) talk on "Studies of Consciousness" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Hameroff is a clinical anesthesiologist and professor known for his studies on consciousness. He has explored the possibility of consciousness existing independently of the body, creating a potential scientific approach to questions about the soul and spirituality. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
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. 4
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.
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.
Ashland Sufi Heart Circle: Dances of universal peace, sacred phrases from world religions and practices of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis will be presented from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The suggested donation is $10. Call 541-708-0681 or see www.ashlandsufi.com.
Ashland New Plays Festival: Dramatic readings of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" by Tom Mula will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. The performance will feature veteran stage and screen actor Douglas Rowe in the humorous romp through the gritty side of Victorian Christmases. Tickets are $15. See www.ashlandnewplays.org.
Friday, Dec. 5
First Friday Art Show: Artist Catie Faryl's exhibit "Consider the Animals" will be on display during the First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Looking Glass Beads, 283 E. Main St., Ashland. Faryl be available to answer questions about her Sixth Extingction artwork. Call 541-535-1854.
SOU Percussion Ensembles: The percussion groups at Southern Oregon University, directed by Terry Longshore, will present “Contact,” featuring Daniel Kennedy of California State University, Sacramento and SOU percussion instructor Bryan Jeffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, off South Mountain Avenue, Ashland. The program will include the premiere of Jeff's third installment of the Rebel Frog trilogy, "The Revel Frog Wassails, along with his "Contactual Constellations," performed by the SOU Graduate Percussion Group. "Contactual Constellations" is a work for graphic musical scores printed directly onto drumheads. Performances are captured on video and projected to the audience. Tickets cost $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased online at wou.edu/performingarts, at the box office in the music hall, or by calling 541-552-6348.
Flamenco Concert: Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will present her latest show, "Noches de Invierno," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. She will be joined by internationally recognized Flamenco singer Jose Anillo of Spain and Bulgarian guitarist Bobby de Sofia. General admission is $22. Student tickets are $12, child tickets are $8 and VIP tickets are $35. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Saturday, Dec. 6
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.
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.