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Ashland Calendar, March 5, 2016

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.

Balloon Sculpting: Watch professional balloon sculpting with balloon guy extraordinaire Rhyon Ingalls and stories from librarian Jody at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Phoenix library, 510 W. 1st St., Phoenix. For more information call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

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.

Sunday, March 6

Ed Dunsavage Trio: The trio will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6, Public House, 258 A. St., Ashland. Call 541-488-9128 for more information.

Medicinal and Edible Plant Walks: Learn more about the abundance of edible and medicinal plants at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, April 3 and May 1, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The cost is $8 per walk. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

David Scoggin: The jazz pianist will play a mix of his original compositions from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 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.

Jim Malachi: The guitarist will play a mix of folk-rock, pop, country and oldies, along with an original tune or two, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 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 Valley Old Timer Car Club: The club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the recreation hall at Bear Lake Mobile Estates, 300 Luman Road, Phoenix. Membership is open to anyone with a vehicle 30 years old or older or those who have an interest in old cars. Members discuss old car mechanics and restoration and tour in their cars throughout the year. Call 541-227-3030.

Symphonic Band Concert: Music director Dan Kocurek will lead the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band in an array of exciting works at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, Music Recital Hall, Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, Ashland. The concert will include work by Gustav Holst and "The Lord of the Rings, Symphony No. 1" by Johan de Meij. Tickets are adults $10, $7 seniors and $5 students. For more information call 541-488-5577.

Charlie's Chocolate 5K Run/Walk: A "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" themed run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 6th, at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland, as part of the Oregon Chocolate Festival. Register at http://oregonchocolatefestival.com/chocolate-run/.

Monday, March 7

Author Talk: Activist and spiritual elder Agnes Baker Pilgrim of the Takelma Tribe will speak about her book "Grandma Says: Wake Up World!" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Topics covered in the book include her childhood memories, her tribe and her life as a child growing up in an area that often didn’t allow American Indians in public places, bullying, teen suicide, drugs and alcohol, water conservation, climate change and more. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

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.

Deakin Hicks: Clarinet player Thomas Deakin and button accordion player Lucas Hicks of Bellingham, Wash., will perform improvisational music and original compositions at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Headwaters, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is $10 to $20. Call 541-301-5306.

Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mics: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host hip-hop and poetry open mics at 7 p.m. Mondays, March 7, April 4 and May 9 in the Black Swan Theatre on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The Southern Oregon University Poetry Team will be featured on March 7. Admission is free. See www.osfashland.org.

Ashland Garden Club: The program will be "Potted Poems" presented by Rhonda Nowak, Master Gardener and weekly garden writer for the Mail Tribune. The meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way.This is a free event and open to the public. For more information call 541-482-0396 or see www.ashlandgardenclub.org.

Tuesday, March 8

Ashland Tuesday Market: Fresh produce and other goods will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays from March through November at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

Tuesday Book Club: Join the Second Tuesday Book Club as they discuss novels on the second Tuesday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The March 8 book is "A Carrion Death" by Michael Stanley. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Ashland Oregon Macintosh Users' Group: The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., at Ashland Community Hospital Conference Room, 280 Maple St., Ashland. Free and open to the public. For more information see www.ashmug.com.

Espalier a Fruit Tree: Espalier is the art of training trees against a flat surface such as a fence or trellis. Learn this gardening technique at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The cost is $15. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

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.