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Ashland Calendar, Sept. 6, 2016

Tuesday, Sept. 6

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.

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.

Communication Practice Group: Joanna Niemann hosts a communication practice group from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday, at Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. It is open to anyone who has had an introduction to NVC, has read Marshall Rosenberg’s book "NonViolent Communication" and wants to practice. Regulars and drop-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Ginger Rogers Movies: Watch a film starring Ginger Rogers at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in September, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Showtime starts with an interesting introduction to the star and the film's production. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

Holy Days Course: Rabbi David Zaslow, spiritual leader of the Havurah Synagogue, offers a 2-session mini course in preparation for the Jewish High Holy Days at 5 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 7 and 14, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Learn an ancient program leading to forgiveness of self and others. Admission is a sliding scale $10-18 for both sessions. Please register by phone at 541-488-7716.

Author Talk: Jason Gurley will discuss his novel "Eleanor" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. The main character goes on a poignant journey into an alternate reality and must learn how to harness newfound powers to heal her broken family. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

TED Talk: Join the viewing and discussion, facilitated by Vitaly Geyman, of Paul Tudor Jones II TED talk on "Why We Need to Rethink Capitalism," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Dumpstaphunk: The band — Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III on basses, Ian Neville on guitar and Nikki Glaspie on drums — will perform steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets are $25 in advance and available online at liveatthearmory.com or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Tickets will be $30 the day of the show.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Blood Donation: Donate blood from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at First Baptist Church of Ashland, 2004 Siskiyou Blvd.

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.

World's Greatest Othello: "Call Mr. Robeson" an award-winning play from the UK is to be performed at 5 p.m. Sept. 8-11, at the Ashland Community Center Hall, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Admission is $28.50 and $20 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 1-800-838-3006.

Savanna: Guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and upright bass payer Bob Rawlings will perform originals penned by Jones, along with classic country and western, '60’s and '70’s folk-rock, soul, reggae and blues at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 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.

Author Reading: Ruby McConnell, author of "Woman’s Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook," will do a reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St. This handbook covers the matters of most concern to women, from feminine functions in the wilderness to how to deal with condescending men, as well as the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women's unique needs. Call 541-488-0029.

Poetry Reading: The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association holds its monthly Open-Mic-Without-a-Mic reading Thursday, Sept. 8, at Downtowne Coffee House, 200 Talent Ave., Talent. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. with readings starting at 7 p.m. All are invited to read or listen. The suggested theme is "Summer's Over." Call 541-512-1007.

Brothers Comatose: San Francisco’s top flight string band The Brothers Comatose just released a new record called "City Painted Gold" on Swamp Jam records. They will perform at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Brickroom, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1082726635098766/ for more information.

Friday, Sept. 9

Eat Local Celebration: Celebrate the bounty of the harvest season Sept. 9-25 with the 2016 Eat Local Celebration. Events include local food tastings, farm-to-table dinners, a Salsa Festival & Showdown, Rogue flavor farm tours and restaurant specials. Participants are invited to record their activities by having their Eat Local Celebration Passports stamped or initialed at participating venues. Those who turn in passports from a minimum of three stops will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to the farmers' market or Community Supported Agriculture program of his or her choice.  For more details and a schedule of events, see www.buylocalrogue.org.

Lithia Park Nature Walks: Naturalists lead walks through Lithia Park at 10 a.m. Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays through Sept. 30. 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.

Preschool Puppet Theatre: Kids can attend a puppet show with environmental lesson and activity at 10:30 a.m. second Fridays at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6 per child. There is no show in October. To register call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.

Talent Artisans and Growers Market: The market features vendors, food and music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

Tony Hayes Duo: The sax and piano duo will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 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.

Free Talk: There will be a free introductory talk by Matthew Schulman on Fascia Energetics from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Ashland Institute of Massage, 280 E. Hersey St. Suite A-8, Ashland. Fascia Energetics explores the idea that Chinese medicine meridians live within, and are components of, fascia. Matt will give an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the meridians, and how energetic and structural therapies are intertwined to treat physical conditions that arise in the body. Call 541-482-5134 for more information.