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Calendar: Thursday, March 26

Thursday, March 26

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.

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.

Jewish Prayer Class: Rabbi David Zaslow will offer a five-week series titled "Davenning: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 26, at The Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave. Class fee is $11 per session, plus the text fee. Call 541-488-7716 or see havurahshirhadash.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.

Book Event: Author Louis Goldman will speak about his book "Rise and Fall of the Gimme Gimme Birds," an allegory warning of the perils of over-consumption, 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 Research Forum: The Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will hold a community research forum about recent studies at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Email event.cascadeskiskiyou@gmail.com.

Phoenix Garden Club: Chuck McGilvray, former owner of The Lawnmower Shop, will talk about basic tool sharpening at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-512-1349.

Friday, March 27

Public Meeting: The Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, at room 303 of the SOU Hannon Library room, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-552-6111 or see sou.edu/governance.

Friday Words and Wine: Local author and creative writing professor Craig Wright will be the featured presenter for Friday Words and Wine from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-488-5989 or see weisingers.com.

The Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, acoustic bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will explore New Orleans and Latin rhythms, as well as jazz and blues standards, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Saturday, March 28

KS Wild Hike: The group will lead a free six-mile wildflower hike along the Lower Rogue River Trail from Grave Creek to Whiskey Creek. A carpool will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Bring a lunch, snacks and water. Call 541-488-5789 or email morgan@kswild.org.

Children's Book Publishing Talk: Oregon Book Award nominee Kim Griswell will present "How To Get Your Children's Book Published" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Registration is encouraged. Call 541-774-6996.

Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold its monthly "Waggin' Tales" book sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, and noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway. See fotas.org.

Cartooning Class: Artist Curt Evans hosts a cartooning class for all ages from 10:30 to noon second Saturdays at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Cost is $15. Call 541-482-2772 or email educationdirectoraac@gmail.com.

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.

Easter Bunny at Paddington Station: Kids can have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Paddington Station, 125 E. Main St., Ashland.

Peace Choir: Ron and Donna Hertz will present "Subversive in Suburbia," featuring poems, songs, and the challenges of teaching peace, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. The Rogue Valley Peace Choir will open the show. Admission is free, and donations for the peace choir will be accepted. Call 541-708-0134.

Ed Dunsavage Trio: Jazz guitarist Ed Dunsavage, upright bass player Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and guitarist Dan Tiller will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.

Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick: Fiddler Laurie Lewis and guitarist Kathy Kallick will present songs by Arkansas bluegrass duo Vern Williams and Ray Park at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The women will be joined by Tom Rozum on mandolin, Patrick Sauber on banjo and Cary Black on stand-up bass. Tickets cost $25 in advance and can be purchased at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., online at stclairevents.com or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets wil cost $28 at the door, and $10 for ages 12 through 17. Kids 11 and younger get in free.

Sunday, March 29

Walt Whitman Living History: Actor Tim Holt will take on the role of Walt Whitman in a one-man performance featuring Whitman's poetry and life story from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.

David Scoggin: The jazz pianist will perform standards and originals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.