Ashland Calendar, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Tuesday, Dec. 1
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.
Books@Noon: Discuss your favorite books, learn what others are reading and hear suggestions for your reading list at noon the first Tuesday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 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.
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, Dec. 2
'Oklahoma': Nathan Monks and Grace Peets star in Camelot Theatre's production of "Oklahoma," directed and choreographed by Rebecca K. Campbell with musical direction by John Taylor. The 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical love story is set in 1906 amid a rivalry between cowboys and farmers. The show previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 2-3. The Dec. 2 show is a fundraiser for Southern Oregon Goodwill and tickets are $25. Tickets for the Dec. 3 preview are $14. The show opens Friday, Dec. 4, and runs through Jan. 10. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through December. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, but no shows on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. In January, the show will run Thursdays through Sundays. Tickets are $29, $27 for students and seniors (except Sunday matinees). A pay-what-you-can show will be offered at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.
TED Talk: A TED Talk by Lissa Rankin, "The Shocking Truth About Your Health," with a discussion led by Vitaly Geyman, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Dr. Rankin encourages health through authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances and living environment. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Jim Malachi: The acoustic guitarist will play a mix of classic folk, rock, pop and country at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 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.
Robin Stroh: The pianist will play pop and jazz standards at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.
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.
Climate Documentary: Watch episodes of the climate-change documentary "Years of Living Dangerously" on select Wednesdays at noon at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The Dec. 2 episode explores the impacts of extreme heat plus predicted migrations due to climate change. Members of the Southern Oregon Citizens' Climate Lobby will lead a discussion after each viewing. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Classic Movies: View classic movies chosen by local film buffs at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in December at the Talent library, 101 Home St. The Dec. 2 movie, "Love Me Tonight," is a musical about a tailor who falls in love with a princess. Refreshments will be served and the person who chose each movie will give an introduction. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.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 Dec. 2 book is Lee Child's "One Shot." Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
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 www.ashlandenoteca.com.
The Scoot-N-Weavers: The dance club hosts advanced-level square dances Wednesdays at the Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. A lesson will be offered at 7 p.m., and the dance will follow. Admission is by donation. Call 541-772-8687.
Thursday, Dec. 3
Ed Dunsavage Trio: Guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh will perform acoustic jazz at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 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.
Providence Festival of Trees: The 24th annual event featuring stunning Christmas trees and displays decorated by local designers are displayed this week inside the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. A holiday party (black tie optional) featuring appetizers from the local restaurants and local beer and wine samplings will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, and costs $50. Public viewing of the trees and decorations will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 60 and older, and $3 for children 12 and younger. On Friday, seniors get in free, and on Sunday kids 12 and younger get in free. For details, see oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-festival-of-trees-medford.
Southern Oregon University Wind Ensemble: The ensemble, directed by Cynthia Hutton, will perform music by American composers Charles Ives, George Gershwin, Percy Grainger and Vittorio Giannini at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors and free for students, and can be purchased online at oca.sou.edu/boxoffice, by calling 541-552-6348 or in the box office in the music hall's lobby.
Rock 'n' Roll Photography Video: Producer Darrel Jabin will show a video about rock 'n' roll photographer Jim Smircich from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. A childhood friend of Jefferson Airplane member Paul Kantor, Smircich had unique access to musicians and singers who changed American music, including Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane. The video weaves together stories and photographs. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Spanish English Conversation Group: Practice a new language during a conversation class that meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6980 or see www.jcls.org.
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.