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Ashland calendar, Tuesday, Sept. 29

Tuesday, Sept. 29

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.

Genealogy Week Events: Rogue Valley Genealogy Society PR Director Barbara Northrop will present "How to Organize Your Genealogy Research from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway. RVGS Grants Coordinator Barbara MacMillen will present "What's in a Census" from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, and JCGL Library Director Anne Billeter will present "How to Use the Library Effectively from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The events are part of a week of free presentations geared toward newcomers, and reservations are encouraged. 541-512-2340 or email reception.JCGL@gmail.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.

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.

SOCAN Meeing: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will show the locally-produced documentary film "Sand Wars" and lead a discussion during its monthly meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The free event will also include information about SOCAN's Rogue Basin Summit on Oct. 13 and 14. Deadline to register for the summit is Sept. 30. See socan.info.

Author Readings: Patricia Wixon will read from her book "Dear Spoon," which mixes food-themed poems and family recipes, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Sandra Scofield, author of "Mysteries of Love and Grief: Reflections on a Plainswoman's Life," will discuss her book about her grandmother the same evening. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com. 

Wednesday, Sept. 30

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.

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall in the First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

Book Sale: Books about architecture, home design, woodworking and more will be for sale during the Friends of the Ashland Public Library book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Proceeds help fund library programs and materials. Call 541-774-6996.

Beach Boys Movie: Watch a biographical film starring John Cusack about Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Popcorn will be served. 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.

Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: Discuss interesting mysteries from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays in the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The Sept. 30 book is John Le Carre's "The Constant Gardener." Call 541-774-6996.

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.

Justus Armstrong: Pianist Justus Armstrong will perform at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Kat Man D: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform music by Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Townes Van Zandt and other artists, along with his own original music, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 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.

An Evening of Aloha: Hula Halau Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue will present Hawaiian dance at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The dance performance will be followed by live music by singer and ukulele player Keale, upright bass and guitar player Chris Lau, and slack-key guitar player Stephen Inglis at 6:30 p.m. Avo Shack food truck will be at the site. Admission is $23; $12 for ages 16 and younger. Kids 9 and younger get in free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Paddington Station, CD or Not CD, Houston's Framing, or by calling 541-261-5432.

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.