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Ashland Calendar: Tuesday, Sept. 1

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Tai Chi at the Ashland Y: The Ashland Family YMCA holds gentle tai chi classes from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. The class is free for Y members, and day passes are available. Call 541-482-9622 or see ashlandymca.org.

Art Photography Event: Ezra Marcos will photograph artists' work from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Cost is $25, ind includes a CD-ROM with high-resolution JPEG file. Email ezra@ezramarcos.com.

Public Meeting: The Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees Finance Committee will hold a special meeting from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the DeBoer Boardroom at the SOU Hannon Library, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Agenda items will include a scope increase of the McNeal Pavilion project budget and related financing. Following the Finance Committee meeting, the SOU Board of Trustees will meet from 11:30 to 2 p.m. at the DeBoer Boardroom . Agenda items include a scope increase of the McNeal Pavilion project budget, a labor negotiations update to be discussed in executive session and a possible extension of the SOU president's contract. Call 541-552-8055 or see sou.edu/governance.

OSF Noon Event: Randolph Jones, Digital Content Manager at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will give a free park talk at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the OSF Bill Patton Garden, outside Gate 1 of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Books@Noon: Discuss your favorite books, learn what others are reading and hear suggestions for your reading list at noon the first Tuesday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.

Recorder Group: People of all ages and skill levels who play the recorder are invited to the Recorder Group of Talent at noon on Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163.

Ashland Cribbage Club: Play or learn Cribbage for free at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Call 541-488-5342.

The Artist Within: Artist Jack Wiens holds "The Artist Within" introductory classes for beginners or artists seeking to try something new from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. The medium changes each week. Email educationdirectoraac@gmail.com.

Kids Clay: Artist Keley Bittner hosts a drop-in clay class tailored for young people from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Children ages 5-6 may attend with a supervising adult, and children ages 7-12 can attend unaccompanied. Cost is $10, plus clay and firing rates. Email karaqlewis@gmail.com or call 541-482-2772.

Spanish-English Conversation Group: Join in the Spanish-English Conversation Group at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Some are learning English and some are learning Spanish. Chat about interesting ideas and help each other learn new words. Call 541-535-4163.

Ceramics Class: Artist Garry Price leads a drop-in ceramics class for ages 13 and older from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners will learn fundamentals, and more advanced students will learn new techniques. Cost is $10, plus cost of clay and firing. Call 541-482-2772 or see ashlandartcenter.org.

OSF Green Show: Oregon Shakespeare Festival offers free performances at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays on the bricks at 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Pat O'Scannell will present "Swashbuckling Women, Pirates, Soldiers and Sailor Women of Yore." See osfashland.org/greenshow.

University Toastmasters: Brush up on public speaking and leadership skills at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. See universitytm.org.

Trivia Night: All ages can participate in Team Trivia games at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: The Ashland Senior Center holds yoga classes at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Cost is $5, or $15 for four sessions. Call 541-488-5342 or see ashlandseniorcenter.org.

Lithia Park Nature Walks: Ashland Parks and Recreation Department leads free, easy, 90-minute walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays. Topics vary, and walkers meet at the park entrance across from the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-488-5340.

ScienceWorks: The first Wednesday of each month is free admission day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at this science center and museum featuring interactive exhibits, an outdoor garden, live science shows and various programs. ScienceWorks is at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.

OSF Noon Event: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Christiana Clark will present "An Actor's Process: Beatrice in 'Much Ado about Nothing'" at noon Wednesday, Sept. 2, at OSF Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission for the family-friendly program is $12 for adults, $8 for children and youth. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Ceramics Class: Whimsical ceramicist Alissa Clark leads drop-in ceramics classes from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $10, plus cost of clay and firing, for ages 13 and older. Call 541-482-2772 or see ashlandartcenter.org.

Jim Malachi: The singer and guitarist will play classic folk-rock, pop, country, oldies, Beatles and Elvis tunes, as well as an original tune or two, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Wednesday Night Bingo: All ages can participate in games of Bingo at 6 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.

OSF Green Show: Oregon Shakespeare Festival offers free performances at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays on the bricks at 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. On Wednesday, Sept. 2, the Jefferson State Brass Band will perform. See osfashland.org/greenshow.

Library TED Talk: Vitaly Geyman will facilitate a presentation and discussion of Ron Gutman's TED Talk online video lecture "The Hidden Power of Smiling" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or email vitalygeyman@gmail.com

Play Preview: A preview performance of Camelot's production of "The Last Five Years" by Andrew Lloyd Webber will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Proceeds from the preview benefit local PEO chapters. Call 541-535-5250.