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Ashland Calendar, July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15

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.

Panel Discussion: Tying in with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of the play "Roe" this season, a panel of interfaith spiritual leaders will discuss the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion and how they support and counsel the decisions of their members. The talk is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 15, in Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $12 or $8 for those ages 17 and younger. For tickets, visit osfashland.org, call 800-219-8161 or visit the OSF Box Office.

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.

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. The Red Panda Acrobats will perform on Friday, July 15. 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 16

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.

HOLUS BOLUS: The One-Man-Psychedelic-Acoustiloop musician will perform his one-of-a-kind show at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Oberon's Tavern, 45 N. Main St., Ashland. HOLUS BOLUS is one person, Tom Boylan, and he performs live looping with an acoustic guitar and small drum kit. Laying down one layer at a time this multi-instrumentalist creates the sound of a full band that mixes rock, reggae, grooves, jams and spacey swirls. Tom has been performing as HOLUS BOLUS for over 10 years touring all throughout the west, and has released three albums studio albums. See www.holusbolus.com for more information.

Sunday, July 17

OSF Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Dramaturg Barry Kraft will give a free talk at noon Sunday, July 17, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus,15 S. Pioneer St. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Ben Gault: Pianist Ben Gault will perform "pre-bop piano jazz improvisation with a subtle touch of Harlem stride" from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 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.

Jen Ambrose: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jen Ambrose will perform blues and soul from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Dave Scoggin & Joe Cohoon: Pianist Dave Scoggin and acoustic bassist Joe Cohoon will perform a mix of traditional jazz and Scoggin's original music from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 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.

'This Being Human': Multimedia performance art featuring movement, improv and spoken word will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at The Dance Space, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland. The performance is directed by Laurie Boucher and showcases Deonesea La Fey and Candace Younghans. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Monday, July 18

Clothing Donation Drive: Court Appointed Special Advocates are holding a summer clothing donation drive through August at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd and the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Items needed include summer clothes, swimming suits, sandals, toys, sunglasses, sunhats and sunscreen for babies and children up to age 12. Call 541-774-8678 or see www.jcls.org.

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.

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.

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