Ashland Calendar, Dec. 26, 2015
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.
Teen Holiday Read-a-thon: Read for one hour in the teen department of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., and earn a raffle ticket for a $30 gift certificate from Barnes & Noble plus other prizes. Additional hours can be logged to earn more tickets. The read-a-thon lasts from Saturday, Dec. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 3. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.
Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Sunday, Dec. 27
David Scoggin: The jazz pianist will perform standards and originals from noon to 2 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.
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
Ariel Horowitz and Miles Graber Recital: The violin and piano duo will perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, Jozef Wieniawski and Ernst Chausson for a holiday recital at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Tickets are $15, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders, and can be purchased online at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154.
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.
Line Dancing for Seniors: Line dancing for adults 60 and older is held at 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Advanced line dancing is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the center. Admission costs $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Family Movie: Watch family movies at 2:45 p.m. Mondays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. All ages are welcome.
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 30
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, Dec. 31
Presila Quinby and Bil Leonhart: The vocal and guitar duo will perform improvisational jazz at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 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.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Ring in the new year with New Orleans-style jams performed by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The Louisiana-based ensemble revolutionized New Orleans brass band music by adding funk, bebop and soul to the style. There will be a New Year's Eve countdown with a champagne toast, and a late-night dance party with DJ Dragonfly. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. The show is open to ages 21 and older. Tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased online at liveatthearmory.com or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Tickets will be $40 the day of the show. Food and a full bar will be available.
Global Peace Dance: Join in a dance to promote global peace at 7:30 p.m. New Year's Eve at the former Headwaters building, corner of Fourth and C streets, Ashland. Admission of $10 to $20 is requested at the door. Call 541-890-1337.
Mad Hatter's New Year's Eve Party: This lively family event will include theme-related crafts, a tea party, food, dancing and a New Year's Eve countdown from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.
New Year's Eve Community Dance Party: Jerry Attrick & The Pacemakers will play their unique mix of classic rock, funk, jazz, Latin and klezmer tunes during a "Rock of All Ages" dance party at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $10, $5 for those under age 21 and free for children 5 and under. Refreshments will be available or bring your own. Families with children are welcome and a sleeping room will be provided. The event is co-sponsored by Temple Emek Shalom and Havurah Shir Hadash. Call 541-488-2909.