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Ashland Calendar, Aug. 19, 2016

Friday, Aug. 19

Food Drive: The Human Bean in Jackson County is hosting their seventh annual food drive on Friday, Aug. 19. Human Bean customers who participate in the one-day event can expect drink discounts and a chance to win a pair of Oregon Duck or Oregon State Beaver football tickets. All food donations benefit the Jackson County area through ACCESS. The Human Bean will give customers drink discounts of 50 cents or $1 off any drink with the donation of one or two non-perishable food items respectively. With the donation of three or more food items, customers will receive a $1 off drink discount and a chance to win a pair of college football tickets. All nine local Human Bean locations in Central Point, Ashland, White City and Medford will be accepting food donations during their business hours of 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Donate nutritious non-perishable foods like canned soups and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, rice and cereal packaged in non-breakable containers.

Peace Village Festival: The annual world music and arts festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19-21, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 N. Highway 99, Ashland. With two stages and a weekend lineup of music, artists and workshops, Peace Village Festival is the longest running world music fest in Southern Oregon. Look for Shoshana B & Nectarfari, The Human Revolution, Alcyon Massive, The Ancient Wild, Alice DiMicele Band, Hamsa Lila, Cornflower, Random RabJaya Lakshmi and many more performing throughout the weekend on the Seamana Earth & Stone Stage and the Casbah Pavilion Stage. Hours are 2:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. Festival passes without camping are $30 to $110, festival passes with camping are $140 to $190. Passes can be purchased in advance at www.peacevillagefestival.org or at the gate.

Blood Donation: Donate blood from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland.

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.

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. Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre will perform on Friday, Aug. 19. 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.

Delgani String Quartet with James Bishop-Edwards: Guitarist Bishop-Edwards joins the Delgani String Quartet for a concert of tangos and serenades at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $20. Call 541-535-7957 for reservations.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Ashland Saturday Market: Fresh produce and other goods are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays from May through October at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market along Oak Street in downtown Ashland. See www.rvgrowersmarket.com.

Memorial Service: A funeral service for Senator Alan Bates will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Rogue River Room at Southern Oregon University, Ashland. Those wishing to send cards and remembrances directly to Senator Bates' family can be send them to 2859 State Street, Suite 101, Medford, Ore., 97504.

Stolen Moments: Guitarists Dan Fellman and Conny Lindley Walter Lindley on upright bass will play American jazz standards, Latin jazz and flamenco at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 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.

Sunday, Aug. 21

OSF Park Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor Jeremy Gallardo will give a free informal talk at noon Sunday, Aug. 21, in the Bill Patton Garden on the campus of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See www.osfashland.org.

Linda Powers and Charles Guy: The violin and guitar duo will play original music with Spanish flavors and flamenco flair at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, 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.

Heart to Uganda: Debra Zaslow will talk about her recent trip to visit her daughter Rachel, born and raised in Ashland and director of Mother Health International, and granddaughter Amaya, at their birthing clinic in Northern Uganda at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. She will share photos and videos of the journey from safari to rural village, and talk about the groundbreaking work of the women at the birthing center. Admission is free. Donations for Mother Health International will be accepted.

Monday, Aug. 22

Ashland is Ready: Ashland Fire & Rescue presents the third annual Ashland is Ready (AIR) from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Rogue River Room in the Stevension Union on the SOU campus, Ashland. AIR helps you to “Be Informed” and to “Get a Kit.” Each participant will take away an emergency kit worth more than $30. Registration is $10 required in advance. Seating is limited to 400. Tickets are on sale and are anticipated to sell out. You may register by calling 541-482-2770 or in person at Ashland Fire & Rescue Station 1, 455 Siskiyou Blvd., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.

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

Jam Session: Connect with local musicians and learn how to lead and arrange a song for others to join in from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Bring copies of sheet music and practice playing in a relaxed and supportive environment. Admission is $10. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register.