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Ashland Calendar, Aug. 3, 2016

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Hands-All-Around Quilters: Visitors can work on individual projects or sew quilts for charity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, Aug. 5

Gallerie Karon: A new exhibit — The Female of the Species — will run from Aug. 5 through September at Gallerie Karon, 500 A St., Ashland. There are over 20 artists showcasing photography, painting, porcelain portraits, textiles, ceramics, books and cards.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Golf Tournament: Play to support Grizzly Golf at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. For an 18 Hole four person team scramble is $50 per person. Luncheon and raffle following tournament. Sign up in the clubhouse or call Oak Knoll at 541-482-4311. To make donations, offer raffle items or for more information, contact AHS Golf Co-Captain Ginny Cotton at ginnyjcotton@gmail.com.

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration: This year’s Aug. 6-9 remembrance of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will feature presentations by Greg Boertje-Obed, one of three nuclear disarmament activists. The observance will begin on Aug. 6 with a ceremony at the entrance of Lithia Park in Ashland. People will gather at 8 a.m. At 8:15 a.m., the same time the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a gong will sound. Ashland elected to become a nuclear free zone in 1982. Traditionally its mayor reads a proclamation at the ceremony. Boertje-Obed will talk informally with anyone interested in civil disobedience as a strategy for social change at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Adam’s Room of the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. At 3 p.m. on Sunday in the library’s Community Room he will speak about our nation’s continuing commitment to nuclear weapons and how we must respond. He’ll make a similar presentation at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Meese Auditorium at SOU’s Hannon Library. Lizabeth Rogers, co-maker of the film “Hot Water,” will be on hand for the screenings of her film at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the Medford Library and at 3 p.m. Monday in the Hannon library. The observance will close with a ceremony in the Japanese Garden in Lithia Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, email evoeller@charter.net or call 541-512-1013.

Show & Barn Day: The Dressage Schooling Show and Open Barn Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Equamore Sanctuary, 4723 Highway 66, Ashland. Admission is free. Spectators are welcome. Call 541-482-5550 or see www.equamore.org for more information.

Talent Garden Club: The club meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Talent library, 101 Home St. If you are interested in having backyard chickens or want to learn how they will integrate with your existing plants and garden, please come for Margaret Clark's presentation on gardening with chickens for backyard sustainability. Everyone is welcome. A garden club business meeting will follow. Call 541-535-6455.

FOTAS Volunteer Meeting: Learn about volunteer opportunities with FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Learn which FOTAS opportunities can be a good fit for you. Call 541-774-6654 to reserve your seat (limited 15 seat capacity). To learn more about FOTAS see www.fotas.org.

Spaghetti Feed: There will be a spaghetti feed fundraiser with entertainment at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland.