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Ashland calendar, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Thursday, Nov. 26

Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast: The 16th annual Nia Thanksgiving DanceFeast will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at The DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey, No. 10, Ashland. The holiday dance ritual, for which no experience is necessary, will be led by Nia faculty member Rachael R. Resch. Participants will do simple moves and free-form dance, done barefoot to eclectic, world beat music. Resch is the owner of Synergy Physical Therapy and Movement Arts in Ashland. For information, contact Resch at 541-488-1192 or by email at nia-ashland@jeffnet.org or visit www.nianow.com.

Friday, Nov. 27

Woodworking Show and Sale: The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild presents its 36th Annual Harvest Show of Fine Woodworking from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Great Hall, 70 E. Main St., Ashland. See furniture, carvings, turned bowls and more made by 18 members from local, domestic and imported wood. Admission is free. See www.siskiyouguild.org.

Holiday Magic Show: Magical Michael will present a magic show to delight all ages during the annual Holiday Open House from noon to 5 p.m. at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. The magic shows are at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Cassie the Clown will paint kids' faces from 2 to 5 p.m. and make balloon animals. Warm up with marshmallows and locally made marshmallows at an outdoor fire pit and make holiday crafts. Platt Anderson Cellars and Prickly Vine will offer wine tastings. Also try local cheese, chocolate and other delicacies. All activities are free. Call 541-482-3241 or www.northwestnatureshop.com.

'A Christmas Carol': A new version of Charles Dickens' classic, adapted by managing director Rick Robinson and directed by artistic director Valerie Rachelle, will be presented at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Curtain is at 8 p.m. evenings, 1 p.m. for matinees. Tickets are $35 and available at www.oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902.

Dan Fellman and Stolen Moments: Jazz guitarist Dan Fellman, acoustic guitarist Conny Lindley and Walter Lindley on upright bass will play a range of music — Latin jazz, flamenco fusion, Gypsy jazz and American jazz standards — at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 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 International Folk Dancers: The group meets every Friday at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, for dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners needed. Admission is a donation of $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.

Saturday, Nov. 28

Jacksonville Victorian Christmas: Holiday events begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, with a Victorian Christmas tree lighting ceremony and community caroling. Festivities will be on the block of Third Street between California and C streets. After caroling, Father Christmas will light the tree, greet visitors and be available for photos. The town's Christmas parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The parade route begins in the block of South Oregon between Californian and Main, then continues down California Street to Fifth Street. For details, see www.jacksonvilleoregon.org.

Sonido Alegre: Guitarist Charles Guy and violinist Linda Powers will play songs and instrumentals with flamenco flair and Latin rhythms at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 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.

Encore Five: The band — Tom Jensen, Jessie Staton, Scott Soltermann, Jim Doren and Shelia Winn — will perform classic rock, funk and blues, along with some original music, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

'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. 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. 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.

Poinsettia Festival: Ashland Greenhouses is holding its fifth annual Poinsettia Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at 650 E. Ashland Lane, Ashland. Walk through thousands of colorful poinsettias and enjoy a hot beverage, snack and music. There will be a staged area to take Christmas photos. Visitors receive a free raffle ticket upon arrival for a chance to win prizes. For more information, see www.ashlandgreenhouses.com.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The exhibit "Zoo in You" introduces visitors to the trillions of microbes living inside their bodies, including microbial companions that keep us healthy. The exhibit runs through Jan. 18 at the museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $10, $8 for kids 2 to 12 and adults older than 65. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.

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. 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/.

Animal Benefit Book Sale: The Friends of the Animal Shelter will hold a Waggin' Tales Used Book Sale fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. See www.fotas.org.