Ashland Calendar, May 13, 2016
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.
Kieval Lecture: The Harry S. Kieval Lectures Series continues at Southern Oregon University this month with a presentation by Stanford University mathematics professor Dr. Keith Devlin at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in Room 151 inside the Science Building on SOU's main campus in Ashland. The presentation, “Too Good to be True? Unravelling the Mystery of Some Recent Studies of Video Game Math Learning” will focus on how video games can help children learn mathematics. The presentation is free and open to the public. See www.sou.edu/math/kievel for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $10. Admission for dancers older than 65 is $5. Youth younger than 18 and full-time students get in free. Call 541-324-7981.
Saturday, May 14
Bird Day: Rogue Valley Bird Day is the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. There will be Wildlife Images exhibits, guided bird walks and a bird-calling contest from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. For more information call 541-488-6606 or see www.roguevalleybirdday.net.
Ashland Saturday Market: Fresh produce and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays from May through October at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market along Oak Street in downtown Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
Customs for Kids Car Show: The Altered Vision Car Club holds its sixth annual Customs for Kids Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Brammo Inc., 300 W. Valley View Road, Talent. All years, makes and models of vehicles are welcome and more than 40 trophies will be awarded. Activities include raffle prizes, an auction, food vendors, a coloring contest for kids, laser tag and a bounce house obstacle course. Proceeds benefit Maslow Project, which helps homeless families and unaccompanied youth in Southern Oregon. Services help kids stay in school and complete their educations. Admission is free. Registering a vehcile for the show is $15. Call 541-621-2096 or see www.facebook.com/alteredvisioncarclub.
Phoenix Yard, Garden and Book Sale: Participating households throughout Phoenix will take part in an annual city-wide yard sale all day on Saturday, May 14. The Phoenix Garden Club will have its annual Scholarship Fundraising Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ray's grocery store, 735 Main St. The club will have annuals, perennials, herbs, pollinator plants and more. The Friends of the Phoenix Library will hold a used book, DVD, CD and VHS tape sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. The First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Second St. will host a rummage sale to benefit the First Phoenix Community Center’s programs. Call 541-535-6956.
World Music Festival: The free outdoor Siskiyou de Mayo World Music Festival features international music and dance from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park along Winburn Way, Ashland. The line-up includes Salsa Brava with Back Alley Rueda, Unity African Drum and Dance, Rutendo Marimba, Rumba Turhán, Maraval Road Steel Band, Frankie Herenandez Band, Dancer Dawn KC, Ka Pi’o O Ke Anuenue, and T Poe and The Rogue Poets. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashland.or.us/siskiyoudemayo.
Opus 3: The jazz trio — pianist Dave Scoggin, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer and percussionist Matt Kriemelman — will play a mix of classic jazz, jazz standards, newer Brazilian music, gospel instrumentals and pop tunes, along with Scoggin's original compositions, at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 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.
Sunday, May 15
David Scoggin: The jazz pianist will play a mix of his original compositions from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 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
Jane Austen Society: The society will discuss the second volume of Jane Austen's novel "Emma" at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-482-3262.
Solar Walk: SOU OSPIRG and Environment Oregon will be hosting a solar walking tour to educate members of the Ashland community about the types of solar that make up the valley's solar economy from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in front of the Greensprings Residence Hall on the SOU campus, 450 Wightman St., Ashland.
Jon Galfano: The guitarist and composer will play his original instrumentals from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 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.
Monday, May 16
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.
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.
Teen Movie Night: Enjoy popcorn and other goodies while watching the movie depicting Rick Yancey's book "The 5th Wave" from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6994 or see www.jcls.org.
12 Step Meeting: Marijuana Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Newman Center, 1150 Ashland St., Ashland.