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Ashland Calendar, May 7, 2016

Saturday, May 7

Tomato Sale: The Talent Historical Society will be offering Heirloom Talent tomatoes for sale during Talent's Citywide Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Talent Tomato t-shirts and pansies will also be for sale. Call 541-512-8838 for more information.

Plant Sale: The Ashland Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, in the Ashland Elks Club parking lot at the corner of Lithia Way and First Street, Ashland. The event features annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, shrubs, Mother's Day bouquets and gardening advice. Call 541-482-4558.

Talent Plant Sale: The Talent Garden Club is hosting their annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Ray's parking lot. Vegetable and flower starts, perennials, flower and herb baskets for Mother’s Day gifts and many varieties of succulents are available. All proceeds go towards community garden projects and scholarships for students of horticulture. 

Bear Creek Fish: Bear Creek produces native fish such as salmon, steelhead and other species. This class will present a variety of information on our native fish from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Participants will learn what these fish look like as juveniles and as adults, and ways to observe fish in their natural stream habitat. Live fish from Bear Creek will be on display. Admission is $5. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Book Sale: The Talent Library Club is holding a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Talent library, 101 Home St., Talent.Choose from a large collection of gently used books, DVDs and other items that can be had for a modest donation. Funds raised go toward supporting programming and other needs of the Talent library. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

FOTAS Volunteers: There will be a FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) new volunteer orientation at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Learn about the many available opportunities. Call 541-944-2021 to reserve a seat (limited 15-seat capacity). See www.fotas.org for more information.

Art Exhibit: The Art Colony at Rogue Valley South shows the group's latest artwork from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 4624 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Refreshments will be served.

PJ Library: There will be a free event for young families with children 18 months through eight years old at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The event will include songs, storytelling, crafts and an organic, gluten-free dinner. Call 541-292-0805 for more information.

Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Flamenco and classical guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman team up to explore music from Latin and Spanish origins at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 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.

Ad-Liberators: The Ad-Liberators, an improvisation group led by Hamazon Eve Smyth, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the DanceSpace, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 10, Ashland. Games will include Whose Line? Gibberish Interview, No You Didn't and more. Players also will challenge themselves with a new long-form style known as Tap-In. Admission is $5-$10, sliding scale, at the door.

Siskiyou Singers: The choir, directed by Mark Reppert, will present “Out of the Shadows: Shedding Light on Women Composers,” a program that includes music by composers Hildegard von Gingen, Juana Inez de la Cruz, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, along with a premiere of Rogue Valley composer I'lana Cotton's "Singing Light," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8, in the Music Recital Hall at Southern Oregon University, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Tickets are $15, $5 for students and Oregon Trail card holders, and can be purchased at Paddington Station or Music Coop in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford, or by calling 541-482-5290.

Sunday, May 8

Rutendo Marimba: The ensemble will play joyful rhythms of Zimbabwe, accompanied by vocals, drums and percussion, at noon Sunday, May 8,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 Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and slide guitarist and Dobro player Dan Tillman will perform at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 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.

Mike Beck: Singer, songwriter, cowboy poet and guitarist Mike Beck will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. His songs reflect his life as a musician and working cowboy in California, Nevada and Montana. With six albums to his credit, he is a regular performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev. Admission to the Paschal show is $15, and wine and light fare will be available. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Monday, May 9

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.

Hip-Hop Poetry Open Mic: Singer, songwriter and poet Gene Burnett will perform when the Oregon Shakespeare Festival hosts its hip-hop and poetry open mic at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Black Swan Theatre on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Burnett explores the ecology of human relationships, based on the Taoist idea of using less force and following an inner sense of rightness. He is funny and serious, cynical and tender-hearted, sweet and edgy, emotional and intellectual, all at the same time. He's also a prolific recording artist, and songs from his many albums can be downloaded free or with a donation at www.geneburnett.com. Links to his blog "The Unforced Life", his Facebook page, an events calendar and his Youtube channel are available on the site. Admission is free. See www.osfashland.org.

Author Talk: Eugene author W. R. Hill discusses his debut novel "The Oil Conspiracy" from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. A fast-paced thriller, the book features a CIA operative investigating the assassination of a high-level OPEC oil analyst. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

John Faulkner: Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Faulkner will perform Irish folk musice at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Headwaters Room at the Geo Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. A denizen of Western Ireland for many years, Faulkner is in close proximity to Celtic influences. He has 15 albums to his credit and is working on a third solo album. Admission is $15 to $25, and reservations can be made by calling 541-301-5306.

Tuesday, May 10

Library Resources: Librarians are offering hands-on computer classes at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, in the Guanajuato Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. On May 10, learn how to access full text of Consumer Reports and other popular magazines. For more information call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

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 May 10 book is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. 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.

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.