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Ashland Calendar, May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, May 11

Garden Tours: Soak up the sights and smells of summer while learning about the gardens at North Mountain Park with volunteer docents and master gardeners from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month through August, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. Private group tours can be arranged. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Windows in Time History Lecture: Maureen Flanagan presents "Pox, Pestilence and Miasma: The Wonder of Modern Medicine in 1927" 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.

Petroleum Class: This presentation will provide an overview of the geology of petroleum (oil and gas) and how the industry conducts exploration, drilling, production, transportation and refining operations from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $5. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Cuba Film: "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil" will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. There will be a discussion and Q & A session. Doors are open from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Sponsored by Peace House, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Ashland) and the Jackson County Pacific Green Party. Call 541-482-8915.

Film Screening: The Jewish Film Series will screen "Live and Become," a 2005 French film about an Ethiopian Christian boy who disguises himself as an Ethiopian Jew to escape famine and emigrate to Israel, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Call 541-488-7716 for more information.

Thursday, May 12

Blood Donation: Donate blood from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at First Presbyterian Church, 1615 Clark Ave., Ashland.

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.

Author Talk: English teacher and Rogue River resident Sharon Robinson will discuss her novel "In the Still Night" from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The book is the tale of a young teacher who is abducted near Crater Lake. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Jeff Stanley Trio: Guitarist Jeff Stanley, bassist Joey Capezza and drummer Sandy Metcalf will play a mix of Stanley's original music along with a few covers by Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 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.

Poetry Reading: The Oregon Poetry Association Rogue Valley Unit holds its monthly reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Down Towne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. All are invited to read or listen. The May theme is "Moms, and Loved Ones Gone." Submissions will also be accepted for a 2016-2017 contest.

The Richter Uzur Duo: Jefferson Classical Guitar Society and the Siskiyou Music Project will present guitar and cello duo Brad Richter and Viktor Uzur at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Richter and Uzur will perform music that ranges from Antonin Dvorak to Led Zeppelin, along with their own compositions. Richter studied classical music at the Royal College of Music in London; Uzur at the Moscow Conservatory. Tickets are $20, $5 for Southern Oregon University students, and can be purchased online at richterusurduo.brownpapertickets.com.

Secret Garden: The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University Theatre program present a musical version of "The Secret Garden" based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett May 12-15, in the Music Recital hall located in the Music building on the SOU campus, Ashland. Performances are at 8 p.m. May 12-14 and at 2 p.m. May 14-15. Admission is $21 for regular tickets, $18 for seniors and $6 for students reserved seating. Purchase tickets by calling 541-552-6348 or online at oca.sou.edu/box-office.

Friday, May 13

Lithia Park Nature Walks: Walk with naturalists through Lithia Park and learn about plants, trees, animals, water, geology and history at 10 a.m. Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays through Sept. 30. Additional walks are Saturdays in July and August. Meet at the park entrance on Winburn Way across from the downtown Ashland Plaza. The 90-minute walks are free.Call 541-488-5340.

Preschool Puppet Theatre: Kids can attend a puppet show with environmental lesson and activity at 10:30 a.m. second Fridays at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6 per child. To register call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.

Friday Night Social: An evening of games, movies, snacks and crafts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. APRC Adapted Programs are designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. Admission is $10. For more information call 541-488-5340.

Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of jazz and standards, along with New Orleans and Latin rhythms, at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, 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.

Church Movie: The classic movie "The Scarlet and the Black" with Gregory Peck screens at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Central Neighborhood Church, 4777 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Bring a snack to share if you wish. Call 541-512-1616.