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Ashland Calendar, May 21, 2016

Saturday, May 21

Stearns-Wagner Creek Cemetery Cleanup: The annual cleanup day begins in the morning Saturday, May 21, at the Stearns-Wagner Creek cemetery, Anderson Creek Road, Talent. A potluck lunch will be served at noon, with a meeting afterward. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish of their choice. The Cemetery Association is providing ham, chicken, soft drinks, silverware, plates and water. Call 541-535-6594 for more information.

Ashland Airport Day: The family-friendly Ashland Airport Day is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Ashland Municipal Airport, 403 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission and parking are free. The event includes smoke jumpers, skydivers, a bounce house, a radio-controlled plane exhibition, flying drones, custom cars, viewing airplanes and jets up close, helicopter rescue demonstrations and opportunities to ride in planes and helicopters. See www.skinneraviation.com.

Hill Cemetery Cleanup: The Hill Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting and cleanup at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the cemetery, located at the edge of Emigrant Lake off of Highway 62, Ashland. Association officers will be elected. The Association members invite anyone with family or friends buried there to help and bring grass cutting tools. Call 541-482-0078 for information.

Pet Vaccinations: Bring your dog or cat for low cost pet vaccinations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Jackson County Animal Services’ Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Vaccinations are $10 each and nail trimming is $5 per pet. Cash only. Call 541-774-6654 for more information.

Benefit Concert: There will be a benefit concert for Nepal earthquake relief, to acknowledge the one year anniversary of the earthquake, at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. There is a suggested donation of $15.

Music on the Patio: Savanna will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Dana Campbell Vineyards, 1320 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Fresco Mobile Kitchen will provide food. Savanna is comprised of Liz Jones on acoustic guitar and voice, Anna Christensen on hand percussion and Bob Rawlings on upright bass. They perform classic country and western, 60's and 70's folk-rock, soul, reggae, blues, Liz Jones originals and more.

Dan Fellman & Stolen Moments: Jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join guitarist and singer Conny Lindley and acoustic bassist Walter Lindley to perform a mix of jazz and bossa nova standards, Gypsy and Latin jazz and western swing at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 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 World Ensemble: The choir will present "Traveling Light" at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland, and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Bigham Knoll Ballroom, 525 Bigham Knoll Drive, Jacksonville. The program will include a cappella performances, along songs backed by instrumentalists Kevin Carr, Bryan Jeffs and Nils Olo Soderback. Looks for music from around the globe — Sweden, Jamaica, South Africa, Turkey, Ireland and the Republic of Macedonia sang in 10 languages. There also will be a May Day procession and dances from around the world. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at rogueworldmusic.org. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Southern Oregon Repertory Singers: The singers, conducted by Paul French, will perform Joseph Haydn's "Creation" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The choir will perform Haydn's piece in English and will be accompanied by an orchestra drawn from the Rogue Valley Symphony and period players from up and down the West Coast. Soprano Elissa Johnston, tenor Brian Thorsett and baritone Christopher Nomura will perform solos. "Creation" premiered in 1798 in Vienna with immediate success and remains an inspirational composition today. Musicologist Ed Wight will discuss the composition one hour before the concert. Tickets are $32 or $38 and can be purchased online at repsingers.org or by calling 541-552-0900.

Sunday, May 22

Ashland At Home: Ashland At Home (AAH) will host an informational meeting and ice cream social at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Oak Valley 55+ Community, 55 Oak Valley Dr., Talent. AAH assists members in Talent and Ashland to live independently in their current home and offers social and informational programs. AAH membership has been open to Talent residents since 2014. Call 541-941-8309 for more information.

Monday, May 23

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.

Now This: Ashland New Plays Festival (ANPF) will present a dramatic reading of Scott Kaiser's play "Now This" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Great Hall at the Unitarian Center, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at Paddington Station and at the door before the show, space permitting. Kaiser, the Director of Company Development now in his 26th season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will join a cast of 14 superb actors in this story about the tragic consequences of American consumerism. See www.ashlandnewplays.org for more information.

Tuesday, May 24

Brain Books: Join the book discussion from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Social Security Planning: This one-day workshop is designed for baby boomers who are not yet retired. The program will cover the basics of Social Security, strategies to maximize benefits and current reform proposals from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, SOU Campbell Center, 655 Frances Lane, Ashland. Please bring a pen and notepad. Admission is $10 per workshop. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Open House: The City of Ashland is developing a Climate and Energy Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help prepare the community for a changing climate. The public is invited to participate in a series of three open houses this year to help shape the plan. The first open house is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. See www.ashland.or.us/climateplan for more information.

Wildflower Talk: Kristi Mergenthaler presents "Wildflowers Found in and around Talent" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Call 541-512-8838.

Climate Change Talk:  The presentation "Dealing with Stress in a Time of Climate Change" is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Climate change changes a lot things, and change is stressful, especially if it affects money or health. Ken Deveney will do some dot-connecting and then share 20 ways to help deal with stress.

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.