Ashland Calendar, July 26, 2016
Tuesday, July 26
Ashland Tuesday Market: Fresh produce and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.
OSF Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor and musician Jesse Baldwin and Manager of Special Events Ellen Baldwin will give a free talk at noon Tuesday, July 26, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus,15 S. Pioneer St. See www.osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.
Recorder Group: People of all ages and skill levels who play the recorder are invited to the Recorder Group of Talent at noon Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.
Ashland Cribbage Club: Play or learn cribbage for free at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Call 541-488-5342.
Bugs and Critters: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us will present a free program about mammals from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679 or see www.jcls.org.
Social Security Planning: This one-day workshop is designed for baby boomers who are not yet retired and will cover the basics of Social Security, strategies to maximize benefits and current reform proposals at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the SOU Campbell Center, 655 Frances Lane, Ashland. Admission is $10. Bring a pen and notepad. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register.
Cemetery Tour: Talent Historical Society Historian Jan Wright will lead a field trip at Stearns Cemetery at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. She will once again inspire with tales of some of Talent's past residents. Meet at the cemetery on Anderson Creek Road, just off Wagner Creek Road. The meetings are free and open to the public and you need not be a member to attend. Call 541-512-8838 for more information.
Trivia Night: Round up friends and family for Tuesday Night Team Trivia at 7 p.m. at Louie's Restaurant, 41 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. Call 541-482-9701.
Wednesday, July 27
OSF Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival director Desdemona Chiang will discuss "A Director's Process: 'The Winter's Tale'" at noon Wednesday, July 27, 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.
Siskiyou Sleuths: The Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group discusses interesting mysteries and welcome mystery readers on the last Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m., Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-6996 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.
Bil Leonhart: The seven-string jazz guitarist will play improvisational instrumentals with Bach-like chordal movements at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 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.
Harvest Methods: Knowing when and how to properly harvest the produce and herbs from your garden will increase the abundance that you reap. Learn about planning and planting a garden that will provide tasty fresh food in the fall and winter months at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Ashland Creek Park. Admission is $12. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.
Thursday, July 28
OSF Play Preface: An introduction to the themes, character and plot of the play "Richard II" is at noon Thursday, July 28, 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.
Yoga Introduction: Yoga instructor Vanessa Scott will discuss yoga's historical foundations and modern yoga practices, and lead participants in breath and movement from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Wear comfortable clothing. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Ashland City Band: The community band, directed by Don Bieghler, will present its annual concert of Norwegian music at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. The program will include Norway's national anthem, a march titled “Valdres,” Norwegian folk songs and “Alphorn Polka” played on authentic Alphorn instruments. The German Band will open the show at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. Call 541-245-9494.
Phoenix Garden Club: Jean Harden, Pacifica staff member, will speak on "Unusual Plants that Thrive in Southern Oregon" during the garden club's meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 28, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-8602.
New Millennium Jelly Rollers: The old-time and country blues duo — Ashland native Elias Alexander on fiddle, harmonica, guitar and pipes and Max Godfrey on fiddle, guitar and banjo — will perform foot-stompin' music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in the Headwaters Room at the Geos Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Alexander is now based in Boston. Godfrey is from Atlanta. The two play wild fiddle tunes, sing low-down blues and play everything from Appalachian mountain ballads to raucus rags. The duo will present a second concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. Admission is $15 to $20 at each event.
Friday, July 29
Open House: The Ashland Institute of Massage (AIM) is hosting an open house for prospective students. Meet our school and instructors. We’ll talk about our educational program, the student experience, Oregon licensing requirements and what a career in massage therapy can mean in your life from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Ashland Institute of Massage, 280 E. Hersey St., Suite A-8, Ashland. Call 541-482-5134 to RSVP.
Savanna: Acoustic guitarist and singer Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and upright bassist Bob Rawlings will perform a mix of vintage country and contemporary music at 6 p.m. Friday, July 29, 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.
L.E.F.T.: Rock band L.E.F.T. — singer, songwriter and guitarist Bret Levick, lap steel player Bob Evoniuk, bassist Greg Frederick and drummer Matt Terreri — will play rock covers and Levick's originals at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $6. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
New Millennium Jelly Rollers: The old-time and country blues duo — Ashland native Elias Alexander on fiddle, harmonica, guitar and pipes and Max Godfrey on fiddle, guitar and banjo — will perform foot-stompin' music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. Alexander is now based in Boston. Godfrey is from Atlanta. The two play wild fiddle tunes, sing low-down blues and play everything from Appalachian mountain ballads to raucus rags. Admission is $15 to $20.
The Hamazons: Improvisational comedy smolders in the Southern Gothic world of American playwright and author Tennessee Williams when The Hamazons — Cil Stengel, Eve Smyth and Kyndra Laughery — present "Long Hot Summer" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Inspired by such plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "The Glass Menagerie," The Hamazons will deliver a full-length improvised story in two acts with an outcome that will depend on audience suggestions. Watch them take on sordid pasts, raw emotions and dysfunctional family dynamics. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at hamazons.com. Tickets will be $18 at the door.