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Ashland Calendar, Sept. 8

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Ashland Market Day: Fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, live plants, baked goods, crafts and gourmet foods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market. Beginning Sept. 1, the market will return to the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.

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.

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.

Blood Drive: A blood drive will be held from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Ray's Food Place, 215 E. Wagner St., Talent. Call 1-800-733-2767 or see redcrossblood.org.

Public Meeting: Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Parks Office, 340 S. Pioneer St. Agenda items will include discussion on contracting with the Ashland School District and Master Swimmers for off-season use of the Daniel Meyer Pool. Call 541-488-6002.

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.

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.

Youth Tennis Class: Ashland Tennis and Fitness Club offers a drop-in intermediate/advanced tennis class for ages 13 and older from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 735 Jefferson Ave., Ashland. Cost is $23. Call 541-482-7073 or email kellybakertennis@gmail.com.

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.

Parents of Transgender Support Group: A support group for parents, family members and allies of children and youth who don't fit into gender norms runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays in Ashland. Email info@movementsofthesoul.org for information and location.  

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. 9

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.

Pre-K Art School: Mixed media artist and mother Jessica Lee leads a drop-in art event geared toward children ages 1-5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. Cost is $8. Call 541-482-2772 or see ashlandartcenter.org.

Windows in Time: Historian Pat Harper will present "Native American Women in Jacksonville" as part of the Windows in Time history lecture series at noon Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996.

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.

Tennis Classes: Ashland Tennis and Fitness Club offers "Tiny Tennis" drop-in classes for children ages 4 to 6 from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at 735 Jefferson Ave. Cost is $15 per class. Beginning/Intermediate tennis classes for children ages 7-14 is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 541-482-7073 or email kellybakertennis@gmail.com.

Spaghetti Game Night: Play board games at 5 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.

Bil Leonhart: The seven-string jazz guitarist will combine Bach-like chordal movements of George Van Eps with fingerstyle picking and running bass lines at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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.

Indian Cooking Class: Kumud Gokani will lead drop-in vegetarian Indian cooking classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9-30, at her home, 47 Garfield St., Ashland. Cost is $30, and includes a full meal and printed recipes. Call 541-488-0575 or see cookingwithkumud.com.

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. 9, musicians Sue Carney and Pat O'Scannell perform music of the Renaissance as the Elizabethan House Band.

TED Talk: Ginger Johnson will give a viewing of her TED Talk "A Hammer, Beer and Women" and lead a discussion about marketing to women at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.