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Ashland Calendar, Sept. 7, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. Van-Anh Vo will perform on Friday, Sept. 9. 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.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Vehicle Show: The Ashland Lions Club presents the 3rd Annual Southern Oregon Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Show at ScienceWorks, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. This is an educational event designed to allow the public to see transportation alternatives which are currently available and to speak with current electric vehicle and hybrid owners about their driving experiences. This year's show includes an "Antique Car Rally" to demonstrate the past, present and future and a "Chili Cook Off" between the Ashland area service clubs which will raise funds for Children's Health Programs in Ashland. An electric bicycle ($3,000 value) will be raffled off. Call 541-227-9316 for more information.

Bizarre Bazaar: Bizarre Bazaar is a second Saturday Market where an array of items are for sale each month. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. There will be antiques, baked goods, furniture, games, jewelry, tools, art, music and more. For more information call 541-535-1854.

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.

Art Reception and Storytelling: Artist and storyteller Marcine Quenzer will host a reception with her art and occasional storytelling from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Herbal Explorers: Children and parents will learn about edible and medicinal plants, read an herbal story, do a scavenger hunt, meet some medicinal plants and make a warming root chai tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $9 per person. Preregister by calling 541-488-6606 or at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Lisa Yriarte and Pete Brown: The jazz duo will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 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.