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Ashland Calendar, May 16, 2016

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.

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

Tuesday, May 17

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.

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.

Mystery Readers Roundtable: The Mystery Readers Roundtable meets from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix. Call 541-774-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

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.

'A Day of Saxophone': Classical saxophonist and saxophone professor Otis Murphy at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. SOU faculty and saxophonist Rhett Bender will join Murphy to present composer Steve Galante's "The Pawn." Murphy's wife, Haruko, will provide piano accompaniment. A master class with Murphy will be offered at 3 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased online at oca.sou.edu/boxoffice, by calling 541-552-6348 or at the door. The master class is free.

Wednesday, May 18

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.

Author Talk: Local author and historian William Miller will discuss his latest book "To Live and Die a WASP: 38 Women Pilots Who Died in WWII" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The book interweaves the life stories of women pilots who died with the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, which was a vital part of the war effort. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Blood Donation: Donate blood from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at the Elks Lodge #944, 255 E. Main St., Ashland.

Repertory Singers: See a sneak preview of the Southern Oregon Repertory Singer's 2016 concert season presented by Ed Wight, board member of the Repertory Singers, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Camelot Theater, 101 Talent Ave. Mr. Wight will discuss the upcoming performance of Hayden’s “Creation,” featuring prominent international soloists on period instruments. Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. To register, see www.sou.edu/olli or call 541-552-6048. 

Comedy Movie Series: Comedic actors star in free films shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays in May at the Talent library, 101 Home St. 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.

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.

Growing Fruit: Learn several tricks, warnings and lessons that will make your trees and fruit more likely to thrive from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The instructor, Joel, emphasizes organic practices, and you will come away knowing how to save yourself from the headaches and heartbreaks of the common problems of backyard orchardists. Admission is $15. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Film Screening: The Havurah’s Jewish Film Series presents "Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The film is a mini-documentary that follows the personal journey of Mekonen Abebe, a young African-Israeli Jewish soldier, as he returns to Africa to explore his roots, make peace with his past and embrace his future in Israel. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Call 541-488-7716.

Thursday, May 19

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.

David Pinsky & Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will perform original Chicago-style blues duets at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 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.