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Ashland Calendar, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 6

Blood Donation: Donate blood from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 6, at Umpqua Bank, 250 Pioneer St., 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.

OSF Lecture: University of Utah Assistant Professor of Theater Martine Kei Green Rogers will discuss "Absolving Sorrow: Time as a Luxury in 'The Winter's Tale' " at noon Wednesday, July 6, 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.

Swashbuckler Movies: Free movies about swashbuckling heroes are shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays during July at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Each movie will feature a brief introduction about the production and history of the film. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Blood Donation: Donate blood from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Outpatient Parking Diagnostic and Surgical Center, 280 Maple St., Ashland.

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.

Aromatherapy Workshop: Master aromatherapist Avraham Sand will offer a presentation titled "Aromatherapy: A Mystical Study of Fragrance" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Call 541-488-7716 or see www.avaroma.com for more information.

Thursday, July 7

OSF Play Preface: An introduction to the themes, character and plot of the play "Richard II" is at noon Thursday, July 7, 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.

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.

Internet Safety: Learn how to protect your online life at a free workshop on internet safety from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about some of the threats as well as basic tips to protect yourself and your equipment so that you can benefit from our wired world without leaving yourself open to the bad guys. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Summer Gardening: Learn about tending fruits, vegetables and flowers at 4 p.m. every Thursday, at Ashland Creek Park, 27 E. Hersey St. Learn how to rotate crops and keep bugs away with naturally safe methods, while attracting beneficial insects that promote plant growth. Admission is $5 per drop-in. Preregistration is required. Call 541-488-5340.

Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 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.

Ashland City Band: The community band, directed by Don Bieghler, will perform composer Harry Alford's "The Purple Carnival," Ludwig van Beethoven's "Prometheus Overture," a medley of songs by Harold Arlen and John Philip Sousa's "Forshay Tower" beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. The Jabberwocky Gootime Band will open the show at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. Call 541-245-9494.

Friday, July 8

Daniel Meyer Pool: The pool is open for the summer at 1705 Homes Ave. in Hunter Park, Ashland. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org for more information and the pool schedule.

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 or see www.ashlandparksandrec.org.

OSF Performance: University of Winchester, England, Professor Emeritus Geoff Ridden will give a performance titled "Last Will: A Dramatization of the Events Surrounding Shakespeare's Last Will and Testament" at noon Friday, July 8, 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.

Montana Soul: Guitarist and trumpet player Mike Stevens will join guitarist and keyboard player Tom Klinefelter and vocalist and percussionist Anna Christensen to perform a mix of American folk, rock and country at 6 p.m. Friday, July 8, 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.

T.C. and the Reactions: The band will perform electric rock and blues at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Fresco food truck will be at the site. Admission is $5. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Green Show: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival hosts free Green Show performances at 6:45 p.m. six nights each week except Mondays through Oct. 16 on its outdoor Courtyard Stage at its Ashland campus, 15 S. Pioneer St. Renegade Rose Morris will perform on Friday, July 8. Diverse performers for the 117 shows include Ashland Taiko, NANDA, Misner & Smith, BROTHER, Dancing People Company, the Curtain Climbers Aerial Dance Company, Cedric Lamar, the OSF House Band, Cassie Fetty and the Gals of Country Music, the Bathtub Gin Serenaders, Hamfist and the Rogue Valley Gospel Choir. See www.osfashland.org.

Saturday, July 9

Bizarre Bazaar: An indoor/outdoor market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Call 541-535-1854 for more information.

OSF Lecture: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Dramaturg Barry Kraft will discuss the play "Richard II" at noon Saturday, July 9, 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.

Animal Benefit: John Bartow and Jeff Lindow present a five course dinner paired with five local wines to benefit Southern Oregon Humane Society dogs and cats at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Bartow Gardens, 1982 Pioneer Road, Phoenix. Wine includes Bartow Gardens' Dancing Cats wine. Cats and dogs adopted from SoHumane will be present. Tickets are $50. For reservations, call 541-261-8631 or email pomoowners@gmail.com.

Cuba Caravan: Attend the 27th annual Cuba Caravan, which begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the UCC Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Following the social hour there will be a potluck dinner, music by Las Senoras Locas and talks by designated Caravan speakers. All are welcome. The event is sponsored by Pastors for Peace. Call 541-482-8915 for more information.

100 Watt Mind: 100 Watt Mind, from Ashland, is a staple of the Southern Oregon music scene and has been playing shows all over the west coast for the last five years. They will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Brickroom, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. "Live at Apple Jam 2015" is the latest release from 100WattMind. They will be giving away a free copy of the CD to the first 100 people through the door at the release party.