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Ashland Calendar, Dec. 24, 2015

Thursday, Dec. 24

Mah Jongg: Experienced and beginner adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Call 541-488-5342 or see www.ashlandseniorcenter.org.

Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games at 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

Hearts and Spades: Adults 50 and older are invited to play card games at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.

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.

Library Holiday Hours: All Jackson County Library branches will be closed Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, and New Year's Day, Friday, Jan. 1. On Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, branches typically closing later will close at 5 p.m. They will be open earlier on that day to offer the same number of open hours to patrons. For more information, call 541-774-8649 or see www.jcls.org.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Sonido Alegra: Guitarist Charles Guy and violinist Linda Powers will perform instrumentals and songs with flamenco flair and Spanish rhythms at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 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.

Music in the Tasting Room: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with Mysha Carouso as "Son Ravello" as he shares his unique solo music style from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, Dana Campbell Vineyards, 1320 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Music is free. There is wine by the glass and "lite bites" available. Call 541-482-3798 or see www.danacampbellvineyards.com.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and slide guitarist Dan Tiller will perform Delta blues at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 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.

Open Barn Celebration: Join the Horses of Equamore for hot cider, hot soups and cool desserts from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at Equamore Foundation, 4723 Highway 66, Ashland. Celebrate the past year of providing sanctuary to horses without alternatives and hopes for the year ahead. To RSVP, call 541-482-5550.

Monday, Dec. 28

Tai Chi: The Ashland Senior Center offers a combination of beginning/intermediate tai chi classes from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Cost is a sliding scale of $3 to $4 per class. Call 541-552-0698 for more information.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Novel Writing Talk: Carole Draime, author of "The Bridge," will discuss how to write a young adult novel from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn tips for organizing ideas, drawing on what is familiar and researching topics for a piece of writing. A teacher, Draime will also read from her young adult novel, which combines the legends of Bigfoot and a lost Lumerian civilization at Mount Shasta with the issues facing today's teens. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Maslow Project: Donations for the Maslow Project will be collected through Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Ashland Teen Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Current needs are warm clothes, jackets, sweatshirts, gloves, hats, scarves and warm blankets. Ongoing needs are hygiene supplies (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush/paste, deodorant, etc.), socks and underwear and snack food. Call 541-774-6994 or see www.jcls.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Library Movie: Watch "Ricki and the Flash" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Meryl Streep portrays a musician who left her family to follow her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Popcorn will be served. 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. 30 movie "The Duelists" is about officers who fight duels during the Napoleonic Wars. Refreshments will be served and the person who chose each movie will give an introduction. Call 541-535-4163 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.

Book Sale: Find quality books on home improvement, gardens, landscaping and history from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Ashland Public Library's support of library programs and materials. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Maslow Project: Donations for the Maslow Project will be collected through Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Ashland Teen Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Current needs are warm clothes, jackets, sweatshirts, gloves, hats, scarves and warm blankets. Ongoing needs are hygiene supplies (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush/paste, deodorant, etc.), socks and underwear and snack food. Call 541-774-6994 or see www.jcls.org.

Blood Drive: Donate blood during the Leaders Save Lives Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Elks' Basement, 255 E. Main St., Ashland. The blood drive is hosted by the Ashland Elks and open to the public. Call 541-842-4707 for more information.

Jim Malachi: Enjoy an evening of music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Jim's eclectic song list covers a wide range of musical styles, which include classic folk-rock, pop, country, oldies, Beatles, Elvis, as well as an occasional original tune or two. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.