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Ashland Calendar, July 2, 2016

Saturday, July 2

Tutu Todd's 10 Miler: This is the first annual "Tutu Todd's 10 Miler" in honor of Todd Ragsdale, who unexpectedly passed earlier this year. The event is Saturday, July 2, at the Lithia Park Band Shell, Ashland. Admission is $38. Register the day of or online at https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did="39192". In holding this run the community honors Todd and celebrates the running he loved and the full life he lived.

Ashland Saturday Market: Fresh produce and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays from May through October at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market along Oak Street in downtown Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-6455.

Play Discussion: Actors will discuss interpreting the novel "Great Expectations" as a play at noon, Saturday, July 2, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St. Tickets are available at the OSF Box Office for $12 for adults and $8 for ages 6-17. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Oregon Old-time Fiddlers: The Oregon Old-time Fiddlers will host a jam session from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the Phoenix Grange, 209 N. Main St., Phoenix. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is by donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see www.ootfa4.org.

Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. For reservations, call 541-535-7957.

Sunday, July 3

David Scoggin and Jeff Addicott: The piano and bass duo will play a mix jazz styles, along with Dave Scoggin's original compositions, from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 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.

Maslow Project Benefit: There will be a benefit party for the Maslow Project at noon Sunday, July 3, at the Talent Health Club, 1007 S. Pacific Highway. There will be live music from Slow Corpse, David Downey Jr. and Too North. Food trucks include Curbside King and the Rogue Chef. There will be activities like raffles, giveaways, face-painting and pinatas. The Maslow Project is collecting its most needed items and cash donations at Talent Health Club as well at the Rogue Farmers Hydroponic and Organic Gardening Supply store through July 4.

OSF Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival scenic carpenter Elib Crist-Dwyer will give a free talk about his work at noon Sunday, July 3, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus,15 S. Pioneer St. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Legos in the Libraries: Learn Lego building skills at 12:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.

Bil Leonhart: The seven-string jazz guitarist will play improvisational instrumentals with Bach-like chordal movements from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 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.

Monday, July 4

Holiday Closure: All branches of Jackson County Library Services will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. For more information call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

Fourth of July: The 40th annual Fourth of July Run features a two-mile fun run and 10K starting at 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 4, near the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The routes are scenic and on closed roadways, with a section of the 10K route along the Bear Creek Greenway. The event is a fundraiser for Ashland and Phoenix High School cross country teams. For more details and to register, see ashland.or.us/JulyRun. The run is followed by the Chamber’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade at 10 a.m. The parade theme is “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Lithia Park” and APRC has been selected as the Grand Marshal.

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.

Wildflower Show: The Irene Hollenbeck Memorial Wildflower Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 4, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. The show features over 300 species of native flowers from the volcanic Cascades, the much older Siskiyous and the valleys in between. Admission is free. Coordinated by the Siskiyou Chapter, NPSO. Email Sasha at sasharain71@gmail.com for more information.

Ashland City Band: The community band, directed by Don Bieghler, will perform a program of patriotic music, including such music as Henry Fillmore's "Americans, We," Bob Lowden's "Armed Forces Salute" and John Philip Sousa's march, "Stars and Stripes Forever," from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, in the Butler Band Shell during the Ashland Fourth of July Celebration in Lithia Park. The show will include Mayor John Stromberg's welcome address at 12:30 p.m. Barry Kraft will read the Declaration of Independence and Bob Jackson Miner will deliver the Gettysburg Address at 1 p.m. The California Repercussions — a 50-piece brass, woodwinds and percussion band from the San Francisco Bay Area — will perform from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m., and The College Fund Street Band — a family of musicians from northern California — will perform from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Admission is free.

American Band College: American Band College of San Houston State University returns to Ashland to perform at 8 p.m. Monday, July 4, in the football stadium at Ashland High School, 201 S. Mountain Ave. The show will commence with ABC's Presentation of the Flags and the premiere of a composition commissioned for the occasion titled "... that our flag was still there." The program will include ABC's Ashland Pops Irish-American Show, featuring The Wild Rovers. The Rovers will play Irish music and showcase 13-year-old Irish fiddle champion Haley Richardson, including Johan de Meij's and Bill Whelan's "Highlights from Riverdance," "Seville Suite" and "At Kitty O'Shea's." ABC's traditional show-stopper will be "The Stars and Stripes Forever." Tickets are $24 and can be purchased at Cripple Creek Music, 353 E. Main St., or online at bandworld.org/tickets.

Tuesday, July 5

Adult Basic Computer Instruction: Weekly two-hour courses for adults on basic computer skills are offered in July and August. Topics include using a mouse, keyboard, email and the Internet, and how to do word processing, photo editing, file management, spreadsheets and more. Also learn how to use an electronic tablet, manage apps and browse the internet. Contact your local branch library for times and dates and to reserve a spot. For more information, call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.

OSF Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival maintenanct Technician Doug Mason will give a free talk about his work at noon Tuesday, July 5, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus,15 S. Pioneer St. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Books@Noon: Discuss your favorite books, learn what others are reading and hear suggestions for your reading list at noon the first Tuesday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 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.

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.