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Ashland Calendar, March 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 29

Recorder Group: People of all ages and skill levels who play the recorder are invited to the Recorder Group of Talent at noon Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. 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.

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.

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.

Book in a Bag: Jackson County Library Services has developed Book Club in a Bag kits now available to area book clubs. Each kit offers everything needed to lead a book club, including 10 copies of a single title per bag, author information and suggested discussion questions. To find and check out kits, click the Book Club in a Bag box online at www.jcls.org.

Wednesday, March 30

Blood Donation: Donate blood from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, YMCA Ashland, 540 YMCA Way.

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

Jean Arthur Movies: Watch Jean Arthur's screwball films every Wednesday in March at 2 p.m., at the Talent library, 101 Home St., Talent. For more information, 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.

Siskiyou Sleuths: The Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group discusses interesting mysteries and welcome mystery readers on the last Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m., Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The March 30 book is "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith. Call 541-774-6996 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.

Baby Birds: View photographs and hear stories about birds as babies in the nest and as fledglings during the program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The cost is $15 and all birding levels are welcome. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Delgani String Quartet: The Eugene-based Delgani String Quartet, along with classical guitarist James Bishop-Edwards of Ashland, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Green Springs Inn, 11570 Highway 66, Ashland. Informal discussions of the quartet's repertoire will be included. Appetizers and wine will be available. Admission is by donation. Call 541-488-1778.

Thursday, March 31

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: The conversation class meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6980 or see www.jcls.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.

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.

Center for the Visual Arts Galleries: A reception with refreshments will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, for new exhibits that run through April 22 at the Center for the Visual Arts Galleries, located at 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. In the Retzlaff Gallery, Trevis True displays seven abstract interpretations of color and shape created from 1,230 profile pictures from the dating app Tinder. In the Thorndike Gallery, Melissa Ghiglieri presents the exhibit "Methodical Affliction," large-scale paintings that address physical, psychological and emotional abuse. The Meyer Memorial, Art Department Chairs and Boise-Cascade Galleries feature the "Best of the Best Student Art Show" with work by students from 15 regional high schools. See www.sou.edu.

Danielle Kelly Duo: Singer Danielle Kelly and guitarist Paul Turnipseed will perform jazz and pop at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 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.

SOU Percussion Ensembles: The ensembles will present "When the Boss is Away" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The program will feature music that spans percussion ensemble literature, along with the premiere performance of music professor Bryan Jeffs' new "Midnight by the Rogue." Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and free to students. Student tickets must be purchased at the box office or by calling 541-552-6348.

Friday, April 1

Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets every Friday at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, for dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners needed. Admission is a donation of $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.

Puppeteers for Fears: Ashland theater company Puppeteers for Fears will premiere a new original play, "Cattle Mutilation: The Musical" at 8 p.m. April 1, 2, 8 and 9 and an all-ages matinee at 4 p.m. Pril 3 and 10, Oberon's Three-Penny Tavern, 45 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is $6.

Emma's Revolution: Pat Humphries and Sandy O will present roots, rock and revolution at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. The duo combines music with commentary about social justice. Its songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near. “Peace, Salaam, Shalom” is sung around the world and has been called the anthem of the anti-war movement. Tickets are $20 advance and are available online at emmasrevolution.com/live or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Tickets will be $22 at the door.

Photography Exhibit: Photographer John Kirk presents "If A Tree Could Speak... What Would It Say?" through April in the Photographers' Gallery at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. The exhibit includes statements made from the trees' point of view about coping with the environment, living in harmony with their neighbors and more. Call 541-482-8425.