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Ashland Calendar: March 11, 2015

Wednesday, March 11

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Teach-In: The Southern Oregon University United Nations Club and Peace House will hold a free Teach-in event about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Rogue River Room of the SOU Stevenson Union, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-621-3299 or email gamerk@sou.edu.

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can 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 541-732-0141.

Public Meeting: The Ashland Wildfire Mitigation Commission will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Ashland Fire Station 1 Conference Room, 455 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-488-5587.

Windows in Time: Dyan Straughan will present "First in the World: The Story of the Ashland Wildlife Forensics Lab" at noon Wednesday, March 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8689 or see jcls.org.

Public Meeting: The City of Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a study session at noon, Wednesday, March 11, at the Jury Room of the Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St. Staff will present the draft budget to the commission. A special meeting with time for public comment will follow at 1 p.m. Call 541-488-6002.

Drop-In Ceramics Class: Artist Alissa Clark holds a drop-in ceramics class for ages 13 and older from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Cost is $10, plus cost of clay and firing. Call 541-482-2772 or see ashlandartcenter.org.

Spaghetti Game Night: Try out board games from Funagain Games in Ashland or bring your own from 5 to 8 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 ashlandenoteca.com.

Wednesday Night Bingo: Play bingo from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. It's free to play, and winners eat free. Call 541-482-9701.

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.

Book Event: Thor Polson, translator of "A Hunger Artist and Other Stories" by Franz Kafka, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E.Main St., Ashland. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Community HU Sing: Eckankar will offer a Community HU sing from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-708-0584 or see miraclesinyourlife.org.

Women's Wellness Wednesday: Radiance Wellness will present a free program titled "Fight Fatigue Naturally: Eight Tips to Get Your Energy Back on Track" from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-604-8644 or see realradiance.com.

Thursday, March 12

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 snofernie@hotmail.com.

Jewelry Making Class: Thalia Keple will demonstrate jewelry-making techniques of designer Wendy Gell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Cost is $15 plus a $25 materials fee. Call 541-482-2772 or see ashlandartcenter.org.

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.

Free Art Class: Artist Jo Ann Manzone will host a "Free Expressions" art class for all ages from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Participants should wear paint clothes and children must be supervised by an adult. The event is free and includes materials. Call 541-482-2772 or see ashlandartcenter.org.

Drop-in Ceramics Class: Artist Lisa Eldredge hosts a drop-in ceramics class from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Cost is $10, plus cost of clay and firing. Call 541-482-2772 or see ashlandartcenter.org.

4Screen Film Festival: The Southern Oregon University Hannon Library will host the 4Screen Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Digital Media Gallery of the library at SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free. See facebook.com/4screenfilmfestival or call 541-552-6842.

'Death Makes Life Possible': As part of the Havurah's Death and Dying series, there will be a screening of the film "Death Makes Life Possible" will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Discussion will follow. For tickets and information call 541-488-7716.

Book Event: Author Liz Carlisle will speak about her book "Lentil Underground — Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E.Main St., Ashland. The reading is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Friday, March 13

Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. the second Friday of every month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is $6. A brief lesson will be followed by the puppet show and play time. A snack and related craft or activity will follow. No late seating is available, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required a day in advance. Call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.

Free FootGolf Day: The Oak Knoll Golf Course will hold a free afternoon of FootGolf from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at 3070 Highway 66, Ashland. The game is a blend of soccer and golf. Participants should wear soft-soled shoes, not cleats, and bring a regulation number 5 soccer ball. Call 541-482-4311.