Calendar: Thursday, March 5
Thursday, March 5
Dance Class: An adult dance class, "Grace in the Hoop," runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, at Studio Z, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 1, Ashland. No previous experience necessary. Cost is $12 per class, $42 for a four-class pass, and the first class is free. Call 541-482-3328 or email email@example.com.
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 ashlandseniorcenter.org.
Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see 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 can attend after-school storytimes 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. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Art Talk: Artists and Southern Oregon University faculty will discuss a range of topics during a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday March 5, at the museum at SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-552-6245 or see sma.sou.edu.
Lucia Comnes and Daniel Carr: The fiddle and guitar duo will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.
Public Meeting: The Ashland Tree Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Siskiyou Room of the Community Development and Engineering Services building, 51 Winburn Way. Call 541-552-2064.
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 ashlandsufi.com.
AHS Play Opening: Ashland High School's production of the comedy "Leading Ladies" opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the AHS Mountain Avenue Theatre 201 S. Mountain Ave. Tickets cost $12, $7 for students and seniors, and are available at Paddington Station and the Music Coop. Call 541-482-8771 or see www.showtix4u.com.
Green Screen: An "Open Mic" for filmmakers will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Paddy Brannan's Irish Pub, 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Anyone with a short film less than 10 minutes long will be shown to the audience, and the best film of the evening will win passes to the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 6
First Friday: Photography by Sean Bagshaw, sculpture by Peter Van Fleet and David Masters, and art by Ashland High School students highlight Ashland's First Friday art walk on Friday, March 6. For more details, see Revels. For an artwalk map, see www.ashlandgalleries.com/events/first-friday-artwalk/
Make Metal Bracelets: Artist Tiffany Hokanson will teach metal jewelry fabrication techniques from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Cost is $32. To register, call 541-482-2772 or email email@example.com.
First Friday Art Event: Ashland Art Center will present ceramics by Donna Marie and music by Henry Mercer from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at 357 E. Main St., Ashland. See ashlandartcenter.org.
Daedalus Quartet: The string quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. See chambermusicconcerts.org or call 541-552-6154.
Brava! Opera: Two short, over-the-top chamber operas will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. See camelottheatre.org or call 541-535-5250.
First Friday at Black Sheep: The Curtain Climbers Aerial Dance Company and bellydancer Emily Alrick will perform beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Cost is a $3 cover charge. All ages can attend until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414 or see theblacksheep.com.
Classical Indian Dance: Dancer and artist Zoe Alowan will perform "Dancing With Devotion" and showcase her paintings from 9 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Taj Indian Cuisine, 31 Water St., Ashland. To make reservations for a 7:30 p.m. pre-show dinner, call 541-488-5900.
Saturday, March 7
Talent Garden Club: Master Gardener Esther Taylor will talk about spring pruning to the Talent Garden Club from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Talent library, 101 Home St.
Daedalus Quartet: The string quartet will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. See chambermusicconcerts.org or call 541-552-6154.
Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Sunday, March 8
Spiritual Service: Eckankar will offer a Community HU event at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Following at 11 a.m. be a worship service titled "What is Life Teaching Me Now?" Call 541-708-0584.
Jane Austen Society: Discuss Oliver Goldsmith's play, novel and Austen's margin notes in his "History of England" at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.
International Women's Day: The Ashland branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom will observe International Women's Day from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Ashland First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. Winners of the organization's essay contest will read their pieces. Call 541-488-9286.
Monday, March 9
Etched Copper Printmaking: Artist Tiffany Hokanson holds a drop-in copper-etching printmaking class from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Cost is $20 for ages 15 and older, and participants should bring an image with which to work. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see ashlandartcenter.org.
Tai Chi: Ashland Senior Center offers a beginning/intermediate tai chi class from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Cost is sliding scale $3 to $4 per class. Call 541-552-0698.
Little Gnomes: Preschoolers accompanied by adults can explore trails, plants, creeks, ponds, animals and the changing seasons from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Monday of each month at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $5 per child. Register online at ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.