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Ashland Calendar, Aug. 2, 2016

Tuesday, Aug. 2

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.

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.

Books@Noon: Discuss your favorite books, learn what others are reading and hear suggestions for your reading list at noon the first Tuesday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 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.

Spanish-English Conversation Group: Join in the Spanish-English Conversation Group at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Some are learning English and some are learning Spanish. Chat about interesting ideas and help each other learn new words. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Lawn Gone: Learn the basic steps for a successful lawn removal project: site assessment, design and planning, methods of lawn removal, sheet mulching and estimating materials from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $20. Preregister at wwww.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Western Movies: Watch western films directed by John Ford at 2 p.m. Wednesdays in August, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. In the Aug. 3 movie, John Wayne plays the Ringo Kid in this powerful story of nine strange people. 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.

Children's Book Reading: Local teacher Matt Damon will read his new book "The Fall of General Custard or The Overthrow of a Leftover" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The epic and tasty tale of war and peas in the fridge is aimed at ages 5-10. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.

Jim Malachi: Guitarist Jim Malachi will perform a mix of folk-rock, pop, country and more at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 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, Aug. 4

Mah Jongg: Experienced and beginner adults 50 and older are invited to play Mah Jongg, a tile game of Chinese origin, at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Free. Call 541-488-5342 or see www.ashlandseniorcenter.org.

Chess Club: Weekly Chess Club with Ed Hirsch meets from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-6995 or see www.jcls.org.

After-School Story Time: Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to after-school story times from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. The session will focus on readings and rhymes. Younger kids are welcome with an adult. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Summer Gardening: Learn about tending fruits, vegetables and flowers at 4 p.m. every Thursday, at Ashland Creek Park, 27 E. Hersey St. Learn how to rotate crops and keep bugs away with naturally safe methods, while attracting beneficial insects that promote plant growth. Admission is $5 per drop-in. Preregistration is required. Call 541-488-5340.

Easter Island Talk: Environmental archaeologist Candace Gossen will discuss her research and show a short film about Easter Island from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Newly uncovered evidence is challenging the belief that ancient humans on the island cut down the trees, causing ecological collapse. Gossen believes an extreme climate event caused the disappearance of palm forests. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Ashland City Band: The community band, conducted by Don Bieghler, will present music that represents Oregon and the Pacific Northwest at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Butler Band Shell in Ashland's Lithia Park. The program will include "The Redwoods," conducted by James O'Dell; selections from "The Willamette Suite," composed and conducted by Martin Behnke; "Oregon" by Netherlands composer Jacob deHaan; "Northwest Saga" by Clare Grundman; and "Citation" by former Ashland City Band director Glenn Matthew. The Dixieland Band will open the show at 6:15 p.m. Call 541-245-9494.

Legally Blonde: The 2016 Camelot Theatre Conservatory students present "Legally Blonde, the Musical, Aug. 4-7, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Based on the novel "Legally Blonde" by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, "Legally Blonde the Musical" is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Tickets are $21- $24 and available for purchase at the Camelot Theatre Box Office by calling 541-535- 5250 or in person, or online at www.camelottheatre.org. The theatre offers a $5 discount for students younger than 17 when accompanied by an adult, and rush tickets are available for $18, 10 minutes before the show.

Friday, Aug. 5

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.

Adelante! Gallery: Visitors can view art and meet artists Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, Cynthia Wolf and Nancy Smith during an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Adelante! Gallery, 130 E. Main St., Ashland. The reception features Cricket Hill Winery wine and appetizers from McCall House. A live painting demonstration and silent auction will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the gallery. Call 214-587-7686 or see www.adelantegallery.com.

First Friday Art Walk: Ashland galleries and other venues stay open from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, with exhibits, demonstrations and refreshments for the First Friday Art Walk. See www.ashlandgalleries.com for a list and map of participating locations.

Art and Hotdogs: Abstract artist Jan Book will show her work and meet visitors, and K-Dog's Street Grill will serve free gourmet hot dogs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Nightingales Inn, 117 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 510-410-9424.

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.

Blue Lightning: High-energy dance band Blue Lightning — Sue Lundquist on keys, guitar and djembe, Rhonda Loftis on drums, Trish Cook and Dianne Strong-Summerhays on vocals, Lorna Wolvin on rhythm guitar, Cedric Buckingham on bass, Mary-T on lead and slide guitar — will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 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. Fantasia Performing Arts Center will perform on Friday, Aug. 5. 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.