Ashland Calendar, May 31, 2016
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.
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, 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.
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.
Taste of Malawi: Taste authentic cuisine from Malawi at a fundraising event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Student Union first floor "Diversions", on the Southern Oregon University campus, Ashland. The event raises money for supplies benefiting women and girls' education. Admission is $20 general and $15 for students and children. Call 541-552-8390 for more information.
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.
Film Screening: The Rogue Women Film Society will present a screening of the film "Can You Dig This" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Varsity Theater, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. The film tells the story of the urban gardening movement taking root in south Los Angeles, with five unlikely gardeners creating a garden oasis. Tickets are $11 and are available at gathr.us/screening/15072. For more information, see canyoudigthisfilm.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Siskiyou Summit: Bluegrass ensemble Siskiyou Summit will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, 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.
Funky Friday: Live at the Armory will present Orgone, Jelly Bread and AfroQBen on Friday, June 3, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 N. Highway 99, Ashland. Orgone is an eight-piece band that plays funk and soul, Jelly Bread plays "desert twang" with four-part harmonies, and multi-instrumentalist AfroQBen plays samples and futuristic synths. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online at liveatthearmory.com or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Tickets will be $25 the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is open to ages 21 and older.
Tavi Jinariu: Jefferson Classical Guitar Society will present "The Segovia Guitar" at 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Classical guitarist Tavi Jinariu will perform some of the guitar repertoire made famous by maestro Andres Segovia. Jinariu hails from Romania, where he began playing guitar at age 5. In 1999, he received a full scholarship to study with Christopher Parkening, who was Segovia's famous American student. Jinariu is currently professor of guitar studies at The Master's College in Santa Clarita, Calif. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at tav.brownpapertickets.com, Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., or at the door.