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Ashland Calendar, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 13

Garden Tours: Soak up the sights and smells of summer while learning about the gardens at North Mountain Park with volunteer docents and master gardeners from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month through August, North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. Private group tours can be arranged. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

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.

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.

Health Lecture: "Introduction to Ortho-Bionomy: Structure Governs Function" is a free lecture and demonstration given by Jim Berns from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Ashland Institute of Massage, 280 E. Hersey St., Suite A-8, Ashland. "Structure Governs Function" is an Osteopathic principle that integrates the understanding that when the muscular-skeletal system is balanced properly the functioning (blood, nerves, emotions, meridians) of the body will flow more efficiently. Ortho-Bionomy uses Osteopathic-based gentle body positions and movements to stimulate nearly instantaneous self-correcting reflexes within the muscles and nerves. Call 541-482-5134 for more information.

Tony Hayes and Ed Dunsavage: Sax player Tony Hayes and seven-string guitarist Ed Dunsavage will perform a blend of jazz standards, blues and Brazilian music at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 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.

Thursday, July 14

Blood Donation: Donate blood from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at First Baptist Church of Ashland, 2004 Siskiyou Blvd.

OSF Play Preface: An introduction to the themes, character and plot of the play "Richard II" is at noon Thursday, July 14, 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.

Hike and Write: KS Wild and Squawking Hawk Acres team up to offer a Hike and Write evening from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 14. After a guided hike, there will be a facilitated writing session. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, notebook, pens, camera and shareable snacks. The carpool leaves from Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland at 4 p.m. and returns at 9 p.m. Contact jeanine@kswild.org for more information and to register.

Clean Energy Open House: All are invited to join Rogue Climate Talent for information, inspiration and celebration at the Clean Energy Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the New Community Center, 104 E. Main St., Talent. See interactive stations, enjoy light refreshments and hear how community members are leading the way on clean energy and energy saving. Presentations will start at 6:30 p.m.

Southern Oregon Jazz Orchestra: The 16-piece orchestra will perform danceable swing, Latin and classic big-band arrangements at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 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 highlights from "Les Miserables," Louis Ganne's "Father of Victory March" and Clifton Williams' "Dedicatory Overture," along with works by Cole Porter and John Philip Sousa, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. The ABC Big Band will open the show at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. Call 541-245-9494.

Friday, July 15

Blood Donation: Donate blood from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Ashland Community Center, 73 Winburn Way.

Art Reception: An opening reception for the exhibit "Portland2016: A Biennial of Contemporary Art" is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Schneider Museum of Art, located uphill from the intersection of Indiana Street and Siskiyou Boulevard on the Southern Oregon University campus, Ashland. Cuckoo's Nest Cellars will pour wine. The museum is showing curated art by artists from Portland and Eugene. The exhibit runs through Sept. 17. Eugene-based  artist Mike Bray's work spans video, installation and printmaking. David Eckard is an artist based in Portland who uses fabricated objects, drawings, paintings, prints, installations and performances. Brenna Murphy is a Portland-based artist who creates unique, digitally-manipulated works that suggest strange, psychedelic visual experiences. Storm Tharp works and lives in Portland, where he creates the characters in his mysterious paintings. Giles Lyon is a Portland-based artist who creates expansive colorful paintings and detailed ink drawings. Free family days with activities are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and Saturday, Aug. 13. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 541-552-6245 or sma.sou.edu.

Friday Night Social: An evening of games, movies, snacks and crafts at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. APRC Adapted Programs are designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. Admission is $10. For more information call 541-488-5340.

Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform an acoustic mix of pop, rock, folk, blues and contemporary island music at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, 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.

The Rogue Suspects: The rock, funk and soul band — vocalist Shae Johnson, guitarist Dirk Price, bassist Greg Frederick, drummer Dave Bolen and keyboard player Don Harris — will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $5. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.

Saturday, July 16

Cooking Class: There will be six classes at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Admission for individual classes is $15 adults, $10 for children or sign up for all six classes for $60. Classes are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 5; 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 6; and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Call 541-535-1854 for more information.

Community Dialogue: Participants are invited to discuss the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's play "Roe" about the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the New Place on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The event is free. See www.osfashland.org/livingideas.

Future of Spirituality: Matthew Fox, the renowned theologian, scholar and spiritual maverick will be speaking at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Fox is known for taking on patriarchal religion, advocating for a creation-centered spirituality of compassion and justice, and calling for re-sacralizing the earth. He will be speaking on the subject of “The Future of Spirituality: Becoming Transformative Agents of Change.” For more information and to purchase tickets see www.matthewfoxinashland.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $15; students $10 or available at the door for $20. Proceeds benefit The Rose Circle Mentoring Network.

'An Enchanted Evening': Flutist Katheryn McElrath and pianist Martin Majkut will join talents for a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The program will highlight works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet and other composers. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 541-552-9999.