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Ashland Calendar, Aug. 23, 2016

Tuesday, Aug. 23

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 Park Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Directors of Individual Giving Doreen O'Skea and Jennifer Ryen will give a free informal talk at noon Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Bill Patton Garden on the campus of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See www.osfashland.org.

Film Screening: A benefit screening of the film "Captain Fantastic" with award-winning writer and director Matt Ross will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. A question-and-answer period with Ross will follow the film. Movie tickets cost $7 to $9 and are available at www.catheatres.com. A fundraising reception with Ross  at Scarpetta restaurant, 145 E. Main St., Ashland. The reception is $165 per person and includes wine, hors d'oeuvres and reserved seats at the film screening. A graduate of Ashland High School, Ross played Alby Grant on "Big Love" and Gavin Belson on "Silicon Valley," both acclaimed HBO series. The events benefit the Ashland Independent Film Festival. For details and ticket information for the reception, see ashlandfilm.org.

Talent Historical Society: Storyteller Thomas Doty will give a free performance and talk on the importance of finding and sharing stories from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. He will also discuss how stories connect people to their community, history and mythology and sign copies of "Doty Meets Coyote," his latest book and audiobook. Call 541-512-8838.

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.

Film Screening: There will be free classic film screenings at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through September, at Hearsay Restaurant, 40 S. 1st St., Ashland. Hearsay Restaurant Lounge & Garden has transformed their garden into an outdoor film-screening lounge, where they will project 6 classic noir films. Local professors and literary personalities will introduce each film with intriguing trivia, hard-boiled dialogues and notorious historical context. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, SOU professor and co-host of the Literary Ashland radio hour Michael Niemann presents "Scarlet Street." Call 541-625-0505 for more information.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

OSF Talk: Michael Warren of the University of California, Santa Cruz, will give a talk on "But What is 'Twelfth Night' About?" at noon Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St. Tickets are $12, $8 for ages 6-17, and can be purchased online at osfashland.org or by calling 541-482-4331.

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. 24 movie, a Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece. 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.

Phil Newton and David Pinsky: Harmonica and guitar duo Phil Newton and David Pinsky will play original blues duets remeniscent of the Chicago-style blues of the '60s at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 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. 25

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.

Community Dinner: There will be a free community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. 2nd St., Phoenix. Dinner is served twice a month on the second and fourth Thursdays. For more information for volunteer opportunities, call Carolyna at 541-543-6874.

Opus 3: Pianist Dave Scoggin, bassist Jeff Addicott and percussionist Theresa McCoy will perform Scoggin's original jazz compositions, along with classics by Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 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.

Phoenix Garden Club: Carol's Colors Owner Greg Williams will speak on "My Life with Plants" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix. Call 541-535-8602.

Friday, Aug. 26

OSF Talk: Ketu Katrak of the University of California, Irvine, will give a talk on "Love and War: Remaking Lives in the U.S. in the Uniquely Humorous World of 'Seriocomedy' 'Vietgone' " at noon Friday, Aug. 26, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St. Tickets are $12, $8 for ages 6-17, and can be purchased online at osfashland.org or by calling 541-482-4331.

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.

Words and Wine: Southern Oregon author and advocate for military families, Stacy Bannerman will read from her book "Homefront 911" at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Friday Words & Wine is a free monthly book event open to the public. For more information call 541-488-5989 or see www.weisingers.com.

Wine & Dine Benefit: Chefs John Bartow and Jeff Lindow will prepare a five course meal for the Bartow Gardens Wine & Dine Benefit for the Southern Oregon Human Society at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at 1982 Pioneer Road, Talent. Tickets are $50. Cats and dogs that have been adopted will be present. For reservations, call 541-261-8631 or email jeffdancingcats@gmail.com.

Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and Dobro player Dan Tiller will perform Delta and country blues at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 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.

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. 26, 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. La Victoria will perform on Friday, Aug. 26. 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.