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Ashland Calendar, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22

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.

OSF Talk: An actor and musicians will discuss "Gilbert and Sullivan Go Western: The Music of 'The Yeomen of the Guard' " at noon Friday, July 22, 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.

Opus 3: The jazz trio — pianist Dave Scoggin, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer and percussionist Matt Kriemelman — will play a mix of classic jazz, jazz standards, newer Brazilian music, gospel instrumentals and pop tunes, along with Scoggin's original compositions, at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, 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.

Broadway Phil and the Shouters: Harmonica player and singer Phil Newton, guitarists Jake Thompson and Dave Day, bassist Gary Davis and drummer David Mathieu will play West Coast blues, R&B and roots rock at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. 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. The Urban Jazz Dance Company will perform on Friday, July 22. 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.

Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $10. Admission for dancers older than 65 is $5. Youth younger than 18 and full-time students get in free. Call 541-324-7981.

Saturday, July 23

Up & Down Ashland: The Up & Down is a new bike ride that will take place Saturday, July 23, and will welcome hundreds of cyclists to Ashland. It offers challenging elevation gain, beautiful scenery, full support and great food. The inaugural ride will showcase and follow the route of the newly designated Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway (CSSB) that begins and ends in Ashland. The start and finish will be at Emigrant Lake Park where riders will enjoy a scrumptious barbecue lunch, locally crafted beer, music and the camaraderie of fellow riders following the ride. Registration has launched. To learn more see www.upanddownashland.com.

Fermented Foods: Attend a “Fermented Foods” demonstration and talk by Kirsten Shockey, local author of "Fermented Vegetables" at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, in the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room at the Phoenix library, 510 W. 1st St. Fermented foods are full of nutritious bacteria and probiotics that aid in digestion and boost the immune system. Kirsten will help to demystify the process and answer questions about the fermentation process. She will also have copies of her book for sale. Admission is free. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

Island Night: "Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind" is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Daniel Meyer Pool, located at 1705 Homes Ave. in Hunter Park, Ashland. The evening features live Hawaiian music, hula dance performances and fun activities for all ages. Admission is $2. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org.

Charley Thweatt Concert: Santa Cruz based singer and songwriter Charley Thweatt will showcase his uplifting music at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Headwaters Environmental Center, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Event is co-sponsored by Unity in Ashland. Admission is $20 at the door. For reservations call 541-531-5359 or email yournativesong@gmail.com.

MJ’s Brass Boppers with Verbs & Nouns: San Francisco Bay Area MJ's Brass Boppers will perform jazz, funk and New Orleans-style music at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Local duet Verbs & Nouns — Emily Turner on upright bass and Jared Masters on electric guitar — will open the show with its original chill on jazz and blues. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at bit.ly/jcjamsession or at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Tickets will be $20 at the door, $12 for students.

Sunday, July 24

Jon Galfano: The steel-string guitarist will play his original instrumentals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 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.

OSF Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival access coordinator Julie Simon will give a free sign-interpreted talk at noon Sunday, July 24, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus,15 S. Pioneer St. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Monday, July 25

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and prekindergarten children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See www.jcls.org/programs-and-events/storytimes/ for dates and times.

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.

Music in the Park with Cornflower: Genre-bending vocalist, live looper and beat boxer Cornflower will perform from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. The concert is free. Bring blankets, chairs, food and drinks. Nikita Gearing will emcee the event. There will be free tea, essential oil experiences, face painting and body art. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park, and the event will be zero waste. Bring your own water bottles and beverage containers.

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