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Ashland Calendar, March 2, 2016

Wednesday, March 2

Jean Arthur Movies: Watch Jean Arthur's screwball films every Wednesday in March at 2 p.m., Talent library, 101 Home St., Talent. In the March 2 movie hard-working Mary Smith’s life is turned upside down when a rich financier throws his wife's sable coat out the window and it lands on her. For more information call 541-535-4163 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.

Chess Club: Teen Chess Club with Ed Hirsch meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-6985 or see www.jcls.org.

Thursday, March 3

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Ashland High School Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which previews March 3 and runs March 4 through 13, Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Regular performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For tickets call 1-866-967-8167 or see www.showtix4u.com.

300 Cups of Tea: During Peace Corps Action week hear a story as Asifa Kanji and David Drury discuss their memoir "300 Cups of Tea and the Toughest Job" at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3, Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. For more information call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Ed Dunsavage Trio: Guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Joe Cohoon and drummer Gary Hirsh will perform classic jazz instrumentals at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 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.

Brava! Opera: The opera company will present classical composer Christoph Willibald Gluck's timeless love story "Orepheus and Eurydice" at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Willene Gunn will direct and maestro Martin Majkut will conduct this fully staged baroque opera to be performed in English. The cast and orchestra will feature professional singers and musicians. Tickets are $30, $15 for students, and can be purchased at the theater's box office, online at camelottheatre.org or by calling 541-535-5250.

Community Research Forum: The Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National monument present a research forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, Southern Oregon University Science Building Auditorium, Room 151, Ashland. Scientists and students will share recent monument field researching findings and artists will perform music and poetry inspired by the monument.

Friday, March 4

Morgenstern Piano Trio: The German trio named for 19th-century poet Christian Morgenstern will perform music by composers Germaine Tailleferre, Pierre Jalbert and Maurice Ravel at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. At 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, the trio will perform music by Joseph Haydn, Leonard Berstein and Ernest Chausson. Tickets are $33 or $38; $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders. Tickets for Saturday's matinee are $20 for ages 19 through 35. Valid identification will be required. Tickets can be purchased online at chambermusicocncerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348.

Art Grant Awardees Exhibit: Learn how artists are using funding from the Haines and Friends Fund to create their own works and improve the community through visual arts during an exhibit event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Ashland Springs Hotel Crystal Ballroom, 212 E. Main St., Ashland. The Haines and Friends Fund awarded $60,000 to 17 local artists who will be featured. Food and beverages will be available during the Ashland First Friday Art Walk portion of the exhibit on Friday evening. The exhibit includes textiles, painting, ceramics, illustration and more. Call 541-482-2772 or see www.ashlandartcenter.org.

Hoot and Holler: The fiddle and guitar duo will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, Public House, 258 A. St., Ashland. Call 541-488-9128 for more information.

First Friday: Ashland's First Friday is at 5 p.m. Friday, March 4, Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland. The featured upstairs studio artists are Jo Ann Manzone and Liza Hamilton. David Lorenz Winston is the featured photographer. Daniel Sperry will provide the music for the evening. For more information call 541-482-2772.

Charles Guy and Linda Powers: The guitar and violin duo will perform Charles Guy's original instrumentals and songs, along with a few choice covers, at 6 p.m. Friday, March 4, 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.

Pir Shabda Kahn: Vocalist Pir Shabda Kahn, table player Benjy Wertheimer sarangi player Deepak Paramashivan will perform Indian ragas at 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online at stclairevents.com, by calling 541-535-3562 or at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Tickets will be $22 at the door; $10 for ages 12 through 17. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Kahn will offer meditation and Dances of Universal Peace from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, at the community center. See www.stclairevents.com or call 541-535-3562 for registration.

World Day of Prayer: A local World Day of Prayer service is scheduled for Friday, March 4, at Calvin Hall at the First Presbyterian Church, 1615 Clark Ave, Ashland. A ecumenical service begins at 1 p.m. with refreshments and fellowship time to follow. A liturgy written by women of Cuba will be used in gatherings around the globe. The theme, “Receive Children, Receive Me,” is based on the story of Jesus welcoming the children his disciples had turned away. The local service, hosted by Presbyterian Women, will be led by women and girls from six different Christian traditions. Call 541-482-3536.

Author Talk: Steven George Kaucher, Zoriya and Dylan & Faith will share their own poetry and poems from their favorite poets at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Saturday, March 5

Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. There will be a presentation by Patrick Marcus, a master gardener, on integrated pest management practices to reduce toxicity in your gardens. The presentation is free and open to the public. Call 541-535-6455.

Project FeederWatch: Count birds and learn to identify species with expert birders at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 5 and 19, North Mountain Park Nature Center pavilion, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. For more information call 541-488-6606 or see www.northmountainpark.org.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will blend music from Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and more at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 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.

Improvised Shakespeare: Watch TeenProv improvise as they take on audience suggestions and the Bard at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. For more information call 541-774-6994 or see www.jcls.org.

Folk Dance: Instruction begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a folk dance party at 7 p.m. with Omaha Cosmos and Rogue World Ensemble Vocalists at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission at the door is on a sliding scale from $10 to $15. Call 541-535-7957 or see www.paschalwinery.com.