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Ashland Calendar, March 7, 2016

Monday, March 7

Teen Maker Day: Build creative inventions with Littlebits electronic sets and Legos at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. For more information call 541-774-6994 or see www.jcls.org.

Monday Movies: Enjoy classic family movies on Mondays from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room of the Phoenix library, 510 W. 1st St., Phoenix. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Book Group: The book study group will meet every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m., Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The subject is the "Ringing Cedar Series" by Vladimir Megre. For more information text 808-854-5873.

Wednesday, March 9

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 9 movie a young man from a rich family of snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but extremely eccentric family. For more information call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: Interactive science exhibits, live demonstrations and performances for explorers of all ages are available at ScienceWorks, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Exhibits explore energy, anatomy, chemistry, perception, motion, engineering and more. Performances and activities change frequently. Check the calendar of upcoming events, shows and activities at www.scienceworksmuseum.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for age 2-12 and 65 and older. Admission is $1 the first Sunday of every month. Call 541-482-6767.

Jewish Film Series: "Praying with Lior," a documentary about a boy with Down syndrome who has spent his entire life praying, will screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The film is free and open to everyone. Call 541-488-7716 for more information.

Thursday, March 10

Blood Donation: Donate blood from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, First Presbyterian Church, 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland.

Digital Book Downloads: An introductory session of Library2Go and demonstrations on how to use the library to get the most out of your tablet or eReader at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. For more information call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

Southern Oregon Wind Ensemble: The ensemble, directed by Cynthia Hutton, will present "The American Wind Band," featuring music by American composers from the first half of the 20th century at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Look for the first movement of Suite of Old American Dances" by Robert Russell Bennett, Frank Ticheli's "Cajun Folk Song No. 2," Vincent Persichetti's Symphony No. 6 for Band, and John Philip Sousa's "Free Lance March." Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at the hall's box office, online at oca.sou.edu/boxoffice or by calling 541-552-6348.

Poetry: Readings by Down Towne Poets will begin at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at the Down Towne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. People are welcome to read poetry or just listen. Signups begin at 6:30.Call 541-512-1007.

Savanna: The trio will perform '60s and '70s rock, country, blues, jazz, reggae and Americana at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 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.

SOU Art Exhibits: The Center for the Visual Arts Galleries on the Southern Oregon University Ashland campus will host exhibits from March 3 through March 18. Exhibits explore campus safety, the need for grief counseling, how the Internet influences daily life, printmaking and art that turns out to be "just okay." See www.sou.edu.

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.

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.

Chess Club: Weekly Chess Club with Ed Hirsch meets from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.