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Ashland Calendar, June 25, 2016

Saturday, June 25

Ukulele Camp: HeartStrings Ukulele Camp is coming to the Rogue Valley Saturday, June 25, bringing ukulele workshops to beginners through advanced-intermediate level players. There are 12 workshops to choose from. Sign-up information and workshop details are available by emailing ukuleleheartstrings2016@gmail.com. 

Garden Tour: The Geneva Park Townhome Association welcomes Ashland residents and others to enjoy an Open Garden featuring their community garden—which is the Ashland Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for June—with refreshments, and live music by the trio “Blades of Grass.” The garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at 961 through 999 B Street in the Ashland Railroad District. Parking is on site via the driveway.

Amateur Radio Field Day: Amateur radio operators will demonstrate radio operation and discuss contests, the science behind worldwide radio communication, how to get a radio license, classes and license test sessions during a 24-hour event from 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, through 11 a.m. Sunday, June 26, outside ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The event is free. Call 541-734-4675 or email tom.n5eg@gmail.com.

Book Sale: Purchase “Pay What You Want” books at the Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) Waggin’ Tails Used Book Sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Purchases benefit the FOTAS programs for animals at the shelter who are awaiting their fur-ever home.

Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Poetry Event: There will be a poetry event at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Refreshments are available. Presenters can sign up at the door to read their own work or that of others. Call Diane Nichols at 541-708-0332 for more information.

Coin of the Realm: An evening of gypsy folk music will accompany the album release of Coin of the Realm at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Oberon's Three Penny Tavern, 45 N. Main St., Ashland. This national touring orchestra has made their mark up and down the Oregon coast playing Ukrainian and eastern European folk songs on violin, guitar, trombone and accordion. Call 541-708-6652 for more information.

Sunday, June 26

Jon Galfano: The steel-string guitarist will play his original instrumentals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 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.

Savanna: Guitarist Liz Jones and percussionist Anna Christensen will play a mix of songs from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Weisingers Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free. See www.weisingers.com or call 541-488-5989.

Hula in the Hills: Ashland's hula school Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue presents wine, Hawaiian food, live music and a silent auction at 3:30 p.m. followed by a hula show at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and under or $35 for a VIP pass that includes a complimentary glass of wine and fresh lei. Catered food by Sunrise Cafe and Grizzly Peak wine is sold separately. Advance tickets are available at the Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., Ashland or at ashlandhula.com. Proceeds benefit travel expenses for those performing in the Kupuna Hula Festival and other programs. Call 541-482-7033 or see www.ashlandhula.com.

Kat Man D: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 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.

History Talk: Bob Casebeer will give a free talk called "Why Oregon Residents Were So Different Than Those Who Settled California" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. Call 541-512-8838.

Monday, June 27

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.

Juneteenth Commemoration: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival holds its annual Juneteenth celebration at noon, Monday, June 27, on its Courtyard Stage on The Bricks, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The free event includes spoken word, dance, music, visual art and theater excerpts. Donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund. Juneteenth is the oldest-known commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major-General Gordon Granger led his Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free. See ww.osfashland.org.

Author Talk: Midge Raymond will discuss "My Last Continent" at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27,at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. The novel takes readers on a voyage into the Antarctic and the mysteries of the human heart. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.

Jam Session: Connect with local musicians and learn how to lead and arrange a song for others to join in from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 27 and August 22, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Bring copies of sheet music and practice playing in a relaxed and supportive environment. Admission is $10. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Tuesday, June 28

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Noons: OSF presents special lectures, discussions and demonstrations at noon Tuesdays through Sundays through Sept. 4 except for July 4 on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets to Festival Noon events are available at www.osfashland.org or at the Box Office on campus. Some events are free, while for others prices are $12 for adults and $8 for youths 6–17. Events range from playwright talks to instruction in musical dance numbers to play discussions. For more information and a schedule of events, see www.osfashland.org/en/productions/2016-activities-and-events/festival-noons.aspx.

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.

Brain Books: Join a 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. The June 28 book is "The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power" by Steve Fraser. The July 26 book is "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few" by Robert Reich. The Aug. 23 book is "Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter" by Cass Sunstein. Call 541-774-6996 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.

Planning for Dementia: Join Cheri Sperber of Gray Matters Consulting for an informative class at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland. Roadmaps and tools designed to help families overwhelmed by what to do after a dementia diagnosis will be covered and your specific questions will be answered. Admission is free. See www.graymattersconsulting.com for more information.

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.