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Ashland Calendar, May 2, 2016

Monday, May 2

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.

Ashland Garden Club: The club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. The program is "Art in the Garden" — creating artful garden paths, walls and patios using natural stone. There is also garden art, patio art and sculptures on display by artists. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 541-482-0396 or see www.ashlandorgardenclub.org 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.

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. First St., Phoenix. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org for more information.

12 Step Meeting: Marijuana Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Newman Center, 1150 Ashland St., Ashland.

Tuesday, May 3

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

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.

Books@Noon: Discuss your favorite books, learn what others are reading and hear suggestions for your reading list at noon the first Tuesday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 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.

Author Talk: Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan, authors of "We Need Each Other" and "Time for Tribe" will share their work on building long-term personal community from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Call 541-482-2335 or see www.timefortribe.com for more information.

Wednesday, May 4

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.

Comedy Movie Series: Comedic actors star in free films shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays in May at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Charlie Chaplin is May 4, Danny Kaye is May 11, Jerry Lewis is May 18 and Don Knotts is May 25 in films that span from 1925 to 1969. Refreshments will be served. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Windows in Time History Lecture: Maureen Flanagan presents "Pox, Pestilence and Miasma: The Wonder of Modern Medicine in 1927" at noon Wednesday, May 4, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and again at noon Wednesday, May 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. She discusses the state of medicine in Jackson County in 1927 — the physicians who practiced here, the diseases that killed the citizens of Medford, and the medical practices and public health initiatives that saved lives in Southern Oregon. Using diaries, the records of health organizations and regional medical journals, the wonders of modern medicine in 1927 are revealed. The Southern Oregon Historical Society's monthly "Windows in Time" lunchtime lectures are offered free to the public on the first and second Wednesdays of the month throughout the year from noon to 1 p.m. Call 541-773-6536 or see jcls.org or sohs.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.

Star Wars Party: Ashland Schools Foundation, Tree House Books, Whyville and Live at the Armory, are throwing a Star Wars themed party for all ages called "May The Fourth Be With You" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Renaissance Rose is sponsoring a costume contest, so event-goers are encouraged to come as their favorite Star Wars character. The event also features face painting, a Cantina Band with a DJ playing 7 to 8 p.m., with lightsaber disco dance sessions and a photo booth that will have Star Wars character cutouts. The Robotics Club is bringing their recent robot creation, and there will be an interactive Ewok craft and a Death Star. Admission is $10 for ages 16 and older and $5 for kids ages 15 and younger. Purchase tickets at www.liveatthearmory.com or the Music Coop in Ashland. Call 541-488-7001 for more information.

Thursday, May 5

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.

Ed Dunsavage Trio: Guitarist Ed Dunsavage, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Gary Hirsh will perform jazz and standards at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 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.

Author Talk: William McPhee discusses his fact-based novel "Structured to Fail: Implosion of the Global Economy" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. McPhee explores the practices and forces that led to the American real estate crash and global economic downturn after 2006. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.