Ashland Calendar: Friday, March 27
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.
ID Protection: The Ashland Police Department will talk about how to reduce identity theft with a pair of classes at 1:30 and 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Topics will include tips to protect identities, protection from telemarketers, what to do if you're a victim of identity theft. Reservations are encouraged. Call 541-482-5211.
Download Library Materials: Learn how to download library materials onto your tablet or e-reader from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. The introductory session will give an overview of Library2Go, along with time for questions and one-on-one assistance. Call 541-774-8679.
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: KS Wild will lead a six-mile wildflower hike along the Lower Rogue River Trail from Grave Creek to Whisky Creek. A carpool will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Hikers should bring a lunch, snacks and water. Call 541-488-5789 or email email@example.com.
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.
Fundraiser 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.
Big Mountain Bash: The Mt. Ashland Ski Area will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28 for a party to celebrate the success of the season and roll out its spring season pass sale for the 2015-16 season. Appalachian Fiddle band Sweet Snowy South will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. See mtashland.com.
Cartooning Class: Artist Curt Evans hosts a cartooning class for all ages from 10:30 a.m. to noon second Saturdays at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Cost is $15. Call 541-482-2772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The free event will include cookie decorating and a family craft activity. Call 541-482-1343.
Peace Choir Fundraiser: 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.
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.
Monday, March 30
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.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing is offered for adults 60 and older from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission costs $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Senior Party Bridge: The Ashland Community Center offers senior party bridge at 1 p.m. second and fourth Mondays at 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Call 541-482-8249.
Indie Rock Concert: New York City rock band The Shift will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, March 30, at Club 66, 1951 Ashland St., Ashland. Admission is $5 at the door. See shiftwithus.com.
Tuesday, March 31
Spanish-English Conversation Group: A Spanish-English conversation group meets from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Some are learning English and some are learning Spanish. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Toastmasters Meeting: The University Toastmasters meets to improve public speaking and leadership skills from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.