Ashland calendar: Saturday, Nov. 14
Saturday, Nov. 14
Guided Hike: KS Wild will lead a hike along the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail near the Little Applegate River Saturday, Nov. 14. A carpool will leave at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, from Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Hikers should bring water and lunch and wear comfortable walking shoes. Call 541-488-5789 or see www.kswild.org/hikes.
Book Sale: The Friends of the Ashland Public Library will hold a book sale and silent auction from noon to 4 p.m Saturday, Nov. 14, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. A members-only pre-sale is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The sale features a large selection of like-new, gift-quality books. The silent auction offers baskets featuring items from local businesses, including games, gift certificates and bikes. Call 541-774-6996 or see ashlandfriends.org.
Freddy & Francine: The California folk and indie duo Freddy and Francine will perform with local indie rock band Black Bears Fire at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Public House, 258 A St., Ashland. Call 541-488-9128 or see www.publichouseashland.com.
Band du Pays Swing: The band will play jazz standards and popular music for dancing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. A swing dance lesson will be offered at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.
Thad Beckman: The Portland singer, songwriter and electric and steel guitar player will perform Saturday, Nov. 14, at a house concert in Ashland. Beckman returns to his musical roots with his 2015 album "Streets of Disaster." He'll be joined by stand-up bass player Joe Cohoon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-261-4507 for information and reservations.
Rabbi Andrew Hahn: Also known as the Kirtan Rabbi, Hahn and his band — Benjy Wetheimer on tablas, Sean Franette on bass and guitar and Bibi McGill on guitar — will perform Hebrew call-and-response kirtan at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain, Ashland. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online at stclairevents.com, at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets will be $22 at the door, $10 for ages 12 through 17. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Rabbi Hahn will lead a three-hour workshop, Deepening Your Experience of Kirtan, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St. The workshop is $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Register at www.stclairevents.com.
David Pinsky & Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will perform grooves reminiscent of the Chicago-style duets of the '60s at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 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.
'Lovers: Winners & Losers': Ashland Contemporary Theatre presents Irish playwright Brian Friel's set of two one-act plays that balance young love and a mature relationship. Friel also is author of "Dancing at Lughnasa," "Faith Healer" and "Philadelphia, Here I Come!" Susan Aversa Orrego directs a cast of eight in this story set in Friel's fictional Northern Ireland town of Ballymore. Shows are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15; 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, online at ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org or by calling 541-646-2971.
Schneider Museum of Art: The exhibit "Breaking Pattern" runs through Dec. 5 and features seven artists who explore pattern, optical art and perceptual abstract painting at the museum, located uphill from the intersection of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Free Family Day is offered from 10 a.m. to 1 Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is a donation of $5. Call 541-552-6245 or see www.sou.edu/sma/.
Beekeepers Ball: The fourth annual Beekeepers Ball will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the ballroom at Bigham Knoll, 525 E. E St., Jacksonville. Bluegrass band Eight Dollar Mountain and Portland string band Left Coast Country will provide live music. There will be a silent auction, honey-themed food, lager and local wines. Tickets are $23 in advance and can be purchased at www.beegirl.org or at Stim Coffee, and $28 at the door.The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Bee Girl, which promotes bee conservation. Tickets and information also are available at Adit Public House in Jacksonville, Portal Brewing in Medford, Uber Herbal in Grants Pass, the Music Coop and Swing Tree Brewing in Ashland and the Rogue Creamery in Central Point.
Lithia Artisans Market: Artists and artisans will display and sell their creations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through mid-November at the Lithia Artisans Market of Ashland along Ashland Creek behind the downtown Ashland Plaza. See lithiaartisansmarket.com.
The Hearth Event: An evening of live music and the community members' true stories on the topic of "Rising to the Challenge" will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Thomas Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Proceeds raised will benefit Ashland Schools Foundation. See www.thehearthcommunity.com.
Sunday, Nov. 15
Sunday Jazz: Danielle Kelly will perform jazz music from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Public House, 258 A St., Ashland. Call 541-488-9128 or see www.publichouseashland.com.
David Scoggin: The jazz pianist will perform standards and originals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 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.
Ashland Climate Challenge Kickoff: A kickoff event of food, music, theater, prizes and climate change and energy-awareness activities will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. See www.ashlandclimatechallenge.org.
Songs of the Mystics: A multicultural concert featuring vocalists Lauren Pomerantz and Norman Wakefield in songs from Gregorian, Hebrew and Sephardic traditions, among others, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, 987 Hillview Drive, Ashland. Admission is $20 at the door. Email email@example.com.
Building Bridges for Peace: An event to raise funds for a larger printing of the book "When a Peace Tree Blooms" by Hideko Tamura-Snider will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland. Reproductions of Japanese prints and other items will be available by donation, and the event includes live music, teas and appetizers. Admission is $10. Call 541-482-8915 or see www.osdinitiatives.com.