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Ashland Calendar, Aug. 27, 2016

Saturday, Aug. 27

Bicycle Ride: The Velo Slo-Mos meet for Saturday morning bike rides throughout the year. Call 541-857-6819 for meeting times and locations. The rides are for bicyclists who want to ride slowly on mostly flat terrain, see the sights, make friends, learn the skills and etiquette of riding in a group and stop for a coffee and social time. Rides are often on the Bear Creek Greenway and cover 15-20 miles. Helmets are required. Bring a spare tire tube, water and money for the coffee stop.

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.

Lithia Artisans Market: Artisans show their handcrafted wares from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along the Calle Guanajuato pedestrian walkway between Ashland Creek and the downtown Ashland Plaza. Items include jewelry, art, clothing, accessories and woodwork. The market also features guest musicians. See lithiaartisansmarket.com.

OSF Talk: Marin Theatre Company Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg Lydia Garcia will discuss "Plays and Audience in Conversation: Connecting the Stage to Our World" at noon Saturday, Aug. 27, 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.

Scrabble: Play for free from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Sunday, Aug. 28

OSF Park Talk: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Stage Operations Manager Joshua Heuertz will give a free informal talk at noon Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Bill Patton Garden on the campus of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See www.osfashland.org.

Jon Galfano: The guitarist will perform his original instrumentals at noon Sunday, Aug. 28, 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.

Savanna: Guitarist and singer Liz Jones and guitarist and upright bassist Bob Rawlings will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Weisingers Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free. See www.weisingers.com or call 541-488-5989.

Monday, Aug. 29

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.

Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and prekindergarten children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See www.jcls.org/programs-and-events/storytimes/ for dates and times.

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

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 Sound Technician Amanda Sager will give a free informal talk at noon Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Bill Patton Garden on the campus of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. See www.osfashland.org.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

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.

OSF Talk: Members of the cast and production staff for "The Wiz" will discuss " 'The Wiz': Classic American Musical" at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, 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. 31 movie, it's Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne vs. Lee Marvin in this trip down memory lane. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Popcorn will be provided. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org

Siskiyou Sleuths: The Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group discusses interesting mysteries and welcome mystery readers on the last Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m., Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Call 541-774-6996 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.