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Ashland Calendar, Aug. 5, 2016

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.

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.

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. 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.

Sunday, Aug. 7

Rogue Gorge Hike: Hike along the upper Rogue River starting at the dramatic Rogue Gorge, where the Rogue River passes through a narrow basalt passage. A carpool leaves at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, from the Ashland Outdoor Store, 37 N. 3rd St. Admission is free. Call 541-488-5789 or email holly@kswild.org for information.

David Scoggin: The jazz pianist will perform standards and originals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see www.bellefiorewine.com.

Folk Music Festival: Jackson County Fuel Committee's sixth annual Folk Music Festival lineup will showcase Jen Ambrose, Frankie Hernandez, Jive Mountain, The Ancient Wild, Zhawen Wahpepah and Gene Burnett. Live music is from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. There will be a no-host bar featuring Grizzly Peak wines. Admission is $20 and includes dinner. Call 541-488-2905 for information.

Tim Church: The guitarist will play music of Bach, Broadway, Brazil and beyond from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is free. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

Monday, Aug. 8

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.

Little Gnomes: Preschoolers accompanied by adults can explore trails, plants, creeks, ponds, animals and the changing seasons at 10 a.m. the second Monday of each month at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Bring snacks, bottled water and dress for the weather. Rain pants and boots are recommended. Bring a sack lunch and stay for an optional lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. Admission is $6 per child. Preregister online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Author Reading: Josh Gross will read from his book "The Funeral Papers" at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Through his book, Gross explores papers his father bequeathed him about a wild 1970s Sausalito houseboat community, while also looking at the complex, estranged relationship he had with his father. Call 541-488-0029 or see www.bloomsburyashland.com.