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Ashland Calendar, July 8, 2016

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.

History Walk: Local historian Terry Skibby will lead free 90-minute walking tours of Ashland's Historic Railroad District at 10 a.m. every Friday through Sept. 30. Meet at the gazebo in the Railroad Park on A Street between 6th and 8th Streets. Call 541-488-5305.

Preschool Puppet Theatre: Kids can attend a puppet show with environmental lesson and activity at 10:30 a.m. second Fridays at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6 per child. To register call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.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.

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.

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.

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

Bird Walks: See and hear a variety of birds that spend the summer in the Rogue Valley from 8 to 9 a.m. the second Saturday of each month through August 13, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Binoculars and field guides will be available for check-out. Admission is free. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Bizarre Bazaar: More than 40 vendors will offer items and food from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The indoor and outdoor market is a fundraiser for the grange. Call 541-535-1854.

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.

Dan Fellman and Stolen Moments: Jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join vocalist and guitarist Conny Lindley and upright bassist Walter Lindley to perform American jazz standards, Latin jazz and flamenco fusion at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 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.

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.

Sunday, July 10

OSF Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Briawna Jackson will give a free talk at noon Sunday, July 10, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus,15 S. Pioneer St. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Jon Galfano: The steel-string guitarist will play his original instrumentals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 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.

Tim Church: The acoustic guitarist will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Monday, July 11

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.

Little Gnomes: Preschoolers accompanied by adults can explore trails, plants, creeks, ponds, animals and the changing seasons at 10 a.m. the second Monday of each month at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Bring snacks, bottled water and dress for the weather. Rain pants and boots are recommended. Bring a sack lunch and stay for an optional lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. Admission is $6 per child. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

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.

Dance Classes: The Moment in Time Modern Dance Classes are at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Oak Street Dance Studio, 1287 Oak St., Ashland. Admission is $12 per class. See www.oakstreetdance.com for more information.

12 Step Meeting: Marijuana Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Newman Center, 1150 Ashland St., Ashland.

Film Screening: The Ashland-based documentary about fitness "I Want Abs" premieres at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland.