Ashland Calendar, May 30, 2016
Monday, May 30
Library Closure: All branches of Jackson County Library Services will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.
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 31
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.
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.
Urban Sustainability: This course will teach the basics from sowing seeds to harvesting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The class will discuss annual rotation of crops, companion planting, creative and cheap DIY vertical gardening and containers. It will also cover garden hygiene at the end of the growing season and why it is important. Admission is $20. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.
Wednesday, June 1
Blood Donation: Donate blood from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland.
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.
Jack Lemmon Movies: Classic movies starring Jack Lemmon are shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in June at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction about the actor and his co-stars and directors. The screenings are free and 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.
Jim Malachi: The guitarist and singer will play a mix of folk-rock, pop, country, Beatles and Elvis Presley music, along with an original song or two, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 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.
Thursday, June 2
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.
Author Talk: Mystery novelist, poet, author of magazines articles, short stories, and screenplays, Morgan Hunt will be speaking on her first political novel, "We the Peeps" at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
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.
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.
Gardening Class: Learn how to garden when water is scarce from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Learn about simple grey water systems, low-cost drip irrigation, choosing the right mulch and more. Admission is $20. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.
Friday, June 3
First Friday Art Walk: Galleries, studios and other art venues will stay open until 8 p.m. as they host artist receptions and present new exhibitions on the first Friday of each month in Ashland. The free event features artwork, live music, artist demonstrations and refreshments. Visit www.ashlandgalleries.com for this month's art walk map of participating venues and information about exhibits. The Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon University will also take part in the art walk. A trolley will carry visitors to campus for art viewing and food from the Fired Up food truck that will be parked behind the museum. Call 541-552-6245 or see sma.sou.edu.
Talent Artisans and Growers Market: The market features vendors, food and music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays through Sept. 16 across from Talent City Hall at the corner of Main and John Streets. Market-goers who make a purchase from a vendor will receive a raffle ticket for Camelot Theatre play tickets. Call 541-973-1357 or see www.talentartisansandgrowers.com.
Gardeners' Resource Fair: The Talent Garden Club holds a Gardeners' Resource Fair from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, in front of Talent City Hall, 110 E. Main St. Information includes how to lure pollinators into green spaces, composting, water-wise planting, garden and chicken compatibility and more. Kids can take part in gardening activities. See the club's Facebook page.