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Ashland Calendar, Sept. 22

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Brain Books: Join the book discussion at 1:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The The Sept. 22 book is "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion" by Sam Harris. Call 541-774-6996.

Genealogy Quilt Presentation: Anne Billeter will present "Deep Roots: The Hooper Dooms Raffle Quilt" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Call 541-512-2340 or email reception.jcgl@gmail.com. The event is free, and raffle tickets will be sold. Call 541-512-2340 or email reception.JCGL@gmail.com.

Tuesday Evening at the Museum: Talent Historical Society will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with its Tuesday Evening at the Museum series of presentations at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 105 N. Market St., Talent. The program will include a preview of its "Walking Tour of Historic Talent" booklet. Call 541-512-8838. 

Genealogy Group: Andrea Patterson and Betty Miller will facilitate the Scandinavian interest group from 6:30 to 8 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The meeting is free, and RSVP is encouraged. Call 541-512-2340 or email reception.jcgl@gmail.com.

Jewish Day of Atonement: The Havurah will hold an event recognizing the Jewish Day of Atonement at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. A children's service will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the synagogue. To RSVP, call 541-488-7716 or see havurahshirhadash.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

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.

Who Wrote Shakespeare: Five visiting scholars from the United Kingdom will address the question of Shakespeare authorship at a free public lecture hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SOU. It's part of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship's annual conference, and the public is invited. The event takes place Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Ashland. Reservations are required. For more information, call 541-552-6048 or see www.sou.edu/olli.

Ginger Rogers Film Series: Watch films starring actress and dancer Ginger Rogers at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in September at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Each screening includes an introduction about the star and the film's production. In the Sept. 23 film, she stars in a comedy about a woman who plans to disguise herself as a child to save on train fare. Call 541-535-4163.

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.

Jen Ambrose: The singer and guitarist will play a mix of folk, blues and world music at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 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.

Indian Cooking Class: Kumud Gokani will lead  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. 23, Hand in Hand drummers will perform contemporary and folkloric songs from the Caribbean, Africa and Brazil. See osfashland.org/greenshow.

Public Meeting: Ashland mayor John Stromberg will hear residents' concerns regarding deer in Ashland from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Ashland council chambers, 1174 E. Main St., Ashland. Those with reports of aggressive deer behavior, suggestions on ways to mitigate angry deer occurrences and concerns about animal welfare are encouraged to speak. Call 541-488-6002.

Author Event: Author Barbara Cecil will read from her book "Coming into Your Own" in a presentation titled " "Putting Our Arms Around Life Transitions" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Call 541-488-3623.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Line Dancing for Seniors: Ashland Parks and Recreation offers line dancing classes for advanced dancers over the age of 60 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. No partner is necessary, and cost is $2. Call 541-488-5342.

Gardening Class: A drop-in winter and fall planting class series will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 17 through Dec. 10, at Ashland Creek Park. Cost is $7 per class or $50 for the series. Call 541-488-6606.

Ceramics Class: Artist Max Reinhardt leads a weekly drop-in ceramics class from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. The class includes hand building and wheel throwing, fundamental skills, and opportunities for collaboration. Call 541-482-2772 or see ashlandartcenter.org.

Jeff Stanley: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Kriselle Cellars, 12956 Modoc Road, White City. Admission is free. See krisellecellars.com or call 541-830-8466.

David Pinsky & Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will perform original and Chicago-style blues duets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 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.

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 Thursday, Sept. 24, the Rogue Valley Gospel Group will perform. See osfashland.org/greenshow.

Science Forum: Chief Scientist for the Geos Institute Dominick DellaSala and Chief Scientist for Trout Unlimited Jack Williams will present "Born of Fire and Carved by Rivers" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at ScienceWorks Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The scientists will speak about new publications that describe ecosystem benefits of fire and the status of trout and salmon fisheries. Call 541-482-4459 ext. 305, or see geosinstitute.org.

Phoenix Garden Club: Clinical herbalist Kat Prince will discuss how to use garden herbs in the kitchen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-512-1349.