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Ashland Calendar, Aug. 31, 2016

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.

Thursday, Sept. 1

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.

Dominoes: Play Jamaican, Mexican train, Cuban or French dominoes games at 1 p.m. Thursdays in the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-535-7090 or see www.jcls.org.

Hearts and Spades: Adults 50 and older are invited to play card games at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Donations are accepted. Call 541-488-5342.

Spanish-English Conversation Group: The conversation class meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6980 or see www.jcls.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.

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.

Author Reading: Paul Thomas, M.D. and Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D, authors of "The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul's Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-From Pregnancy Through Your Child's Teen Years" presents his proven approach to protecting childhood health — a new vaccine schedule that that limits over-exposure to the harmful neurotoxins known to be in some vaccines without compromising community immunity at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029.

Friday, Sept. 2

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.

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.

East Main Band: The rock band — Dave Bernard and Kegell on guitars, Mike Gardiner on keys and bass, Mike Dadaos on drums, and Lincoln Zeve on sax, harmonica and EWI — will play authentic, spirited '60s and '70s classic rock at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 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. PHAME will perform on Friday, Sept. 2. 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.

Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets every Friday at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, for dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners needed. Admission is a donation of $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.

Saturday, Sept. 3

'PokeScience': Join the worldwide Pokemon Go craze with a scientific Pokeman scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The event will include activities and experiments related to Pokemon characters to help visitors better understand the science of the game. ScienceWorks is a designated Pokemon Gym, and players can capture Pokemon and battle each other for virtual control of the museum. Admission is $10, $8 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. See www.scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-6767.

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. Call 541-535-6455.

Honey Sensory Analysis: Bee City USA Subcommittee of the City of Talent and the Talent Garden Club announce that Sharon Schmidt of the Cascade Girl Organization will give a presentation and demonstration, "Honey Sensory Analysis," from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Participants will taste different kinds of honey and learn to discern between them. Schmidt will include how we can support sustainable and ethical honey production while learning the characteristics of a bee-friendly garden. The public is invited and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-897-0065 for more information.

Band du Pays Swing: The band will perform a mix of swing music for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Evergreen Ballroom’s Jacob Jagger will offer East Coast swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. See www.paschalwinery.com or call 541-535-7957.

ACPC Benefit Concert: The concert, featuring Karl Anthony, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Proceeds benefit the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission. Snacks and drinks are available. Tickets are $20 in advance, two for $36 or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Ashland Music Coop, by calling 541-488-3600 or emailing thekeepersofpeace@gmail.com.