Ashland calendar, Nov. 10, 2015
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Shakespeare and Charlie Brown: Shakespeare expert Mike Jensen will present "This is Shakespeare, Charlie Brown: How Charles M. Schulz Used Shakespeare in Peanuts and Other Comic Strip Work" from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn how Peanuts comic strip creator Schulz quoted and invoked Shakespeare to reveal the personalities of his creations. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Ashland Tuesday Market: Fresh produce and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 24 at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.Recorder Group: People of all ages and skill levels who play the recorder are invited to the Recorder Group of Talent at noon Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.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.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 or see www.jcls.org.Tuesday Book Club: Join the Second Tuesday Book Club as they discuss novels on the second Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The Nov. 10 book is "The Garden of Evening Mists" by Tan Twan Eng. The Dec. 8 book is "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks. The Jan. 12 book is "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.Trivia Night: Round up friends and family for Tuesday Night Team Trivia at 7 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Bil Leonhart: The seven-string guitarist will play fingerstyle jazz, combining chordal movements and running bass lines, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Veterans Day Concert: The Southern Oregon Concert Band, directed by Don Bieghler, will kick off its 2015-2016 concert season with "A Musical Tribute to America and Her Veterans," a program that will include music by Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers and Irving Berlin, along with other favorites from the Great American Songbook. U.S. veterans will be honored with the Armed Forces Salute, Navy Hymn and John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." The show will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Stedman Auditorium at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale Ave. Martin Behnke Nonet will open the show with big-band stylings at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 541-324-0404 for information.
Accordion Fest: Accordion master Gary Innes and fiddler and pipe player Ewen Henderson of Scottish group Manran will perform a house concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Ashland. Admission is $15 to $25, and reservations and directions are available by calling 541-301-5306 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 12
Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer and percussionist Matthew Kriemelman will play a mix of jazz, R&B, blues and pop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
'Spotlight on Carole King': This musical revue features 22 of singer and songwriter Carole King's '60s hit songs, including “One Fine Day,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “The Locomotion,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” “It’s Too Late,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “I Feel The Earth Move.” “Spotlight on Carole King” is written by and stars Gayle Wilson. Presila Quinby directs. The show previews Thursday, Nov. 12, opens Friday, Nov. 13, and runs through Nov. 22 at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Preview tickets are $22, all others are $26. Tickets can be purchased online at camelottheatre.org or by calling 541-535-5250.
'Seagull': A new version of Russian playwright Anton Chekov's "The Seagull" — written by Libby Appel and directed by Jackie Apodaca — will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 19-21, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, in the Center Square Theatre at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $21, $18 for seniors and $6 for students. Call 541-552-6348 or visit oca.sou.edu/box-office.
After-School Story Time: Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to after-school story times from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. The session will focus on readings and rhymes. Younger kids are welcome with an adult. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Art Inspires Ashland: Hear inspiring presentations, attend workshops and join discussions during Art Inspires Ashland, to be held Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 12-15. The event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with painter Gregg Kreutz, sculptor Kevin Christman and art entrepreneur Denise Baxter discussing their skills, techniques, inspirations and accomplishments at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for catered appetizers and a no-host bar reception. Tickets are $35. The artists also will lead weekend workshops for artists and art enthusiasts. Workshop topics include still life oil painting, sculpting the human figure and using creativity to set and achieve goals. Purchase tickets for the Thursday evening event and register for workshops at www.artinspiresashland.org or at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Ashland Art Center's children's classes, education programs and professional artist services.
'Spotlight on Carole King': This musical revue features 22 of singer and songwriter Carole King's '60s hit songs, including “One Fine Day,” “Take Good Care of My Baby,” “The Locomotion,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” “It’s Too Late,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “I Feel The Earth Move.” “Spotlight on Carole King” is written by and stars Gayle Wilson. Presila Quinby directs. Musical arrangements are by Brent Olstad. Guitar player Dave Bernard joins Wilson for duets "Up on the Roof" and "Crying in the Rain." Olstad is featured on piano, Michael Vannice on wind instruments, Steve Fain on bass and Steve Sutfin on drums. Rose Passione and Karen Cooke are narrators and backup singers. The show previews Thursday, Nov. 12, opens Friday, Nov. 13, and runs through Nov. 22 at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Preview tickets are $22, all others are $26. Tickets can be purchased online at camelottheatre.org, by calling 541-535-5250 or at the box office.