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Ashland Calendar, Sept. 17, 2016

Saturday, Sept. 17

Open House: The Ashland Gun Club will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18, at the Ashland Gun Club, 555 Emigrant Creek Road, Ashland. Club members will be available to explain our gun and archery shooting opportunities and to give tours of the facilities. Free Rifle Sight-In Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17, 18 and 24. Range Safety Officers will be present to monitor shooting and safety. Club members with spotting scopes will be available to assist with shot adjustment. Bring your rifle(s), ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Families welcome to both events. For more information call 541-622-5152 or email info@ashlandgunclub.com.

Big Barn Bazaar: The Big Barn Bazaar has a wide variety of new and lightly used items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Equamore Sanctuary Barn, 4723 Highway 66, Ashland. The bazaar is a fundraiser for Friends of the Animal Shelter and the horses of Equamore Sanctuary. See www.fotas.org or www.equamore.org.

Pet Vaccinations: The Jackson County Animal Service’s Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the animal shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Vaccinations are $10 and nail trimming is $5 per pet. Cash only. Call 541-774-6654.

Wisdom Gardening: The Havurah Synagogue invites all interested families to our opening day of Wisdom Garden, a Jewish Journey for 6-14 year-olds, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the gazebo of North Mountain Park. There will be songs, storytelling, a scavenger hung for children of all ages followed by a light lunch and sharing about our program that connects children with their rich, Jewish heritage including ethics, values, Hebrew, prayer and culminates in a coming of age ritual for your child. The program includes an outdoor component for 11-14 year olds. Call 541-488-7716.

Locker Organizer Craft: Get a neat and orderly start to the school year by making a custom locker organizer from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. 1st St. Supplies and refreshments for this teen crafting project are provided by the Friends of the Phoenix Library. To confirm your place, or for more information, call 541-535-7090.

Chess: Ashland Contemporary Theatre, in association with Livia Genise Productions, presents the Tony Award winning musical, "Chess" in Concert. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way; and at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 and 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. Reserved seats are recommended. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Paddington Station in Ashland, Grocery Outlet in Medford or online at www.ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org. The collaborators on “Chess” are giants of rock music and rock musicals (“Mama Mia!”) and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. Call 541-646-2971 for more information.

Park Clean-up: The Ashland Kiwanis club will team up with the Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs to help the Parks and Rec Department do some more weeding and gardening-type work at Scenic Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Both clubs have “adopted” this park for quarterly work of this nature. Many volunteers from the clubs are expected to participate. If you want to help, please come out and join in this clean-up effort. Call 541-488-0532 with questions.

'Warped Mirrors': Emmy winner Slater Penney and former Cirque du Soleil performer Jaron Hollander will present "Warped Mirrors" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Le Cirque Centre, 280 E. Hersey St., No. 12, Ashland. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Le Cirque Centre or Music Coop.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Ben Gault Trio: The piano-driven trio will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 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.

Origami: Learn the art of paper folding at 12:30 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The sessions are appropriate for adults and children 5 and older. Call 541-774-6995 or see ww.jcls.org.

Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free. See www.weisingers.com or call 541-488-5989.

Plant Walk: Learn more about the abundance of edible and medicinal plants found in the gardens and on the ethnobotanical trail from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $8. Preregister by calling 541-488-6606 or at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Ballroom Dancing: New classes in choreographed ballroom dancing will begin on Sundays, Sept. 18 and 25, at Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The beginning class starts at 6 p.m. and the intermediate class follows at 7:30 p.m. Classes on these dates are free. The suggested donation thereafter is $6 per person. No experience is necessary, and couples, singles and LGBTQ+ are welcome. For more information call 541-488-1518.

Monday, Sept. 19

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.

Cycling for Women: A forum dedicated exclusively to the performance, style and comfort of female cyclists—performance riders, recreational ones or absolute beginners at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the Otte-Peterson Room at the Grove. Admission is $30. The session will cover every aspect of cycling, from bicycles and gear, to nutrition, fitness and health, along with tips on how to shop for the right bike, what to wear, eat, drink and much more. Preregister at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Free Lecture: Jim Reiland of Many Hands Builders, Lydia Doleman of Flying Hammer Productions, Chris Keefe of OrganicForms Design, and other presenters will introduce you to their natural building specialties from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the Ashland Food Co-op Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer St, Ashland. Admission is free, no registration required. For more information see ashlandfood.coop/calendar or call 541-552-5460.

Cooking Class: Attend an Indian vegetarian cooking class with Kumud from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3. Admission is $30 per class. Full meal served and recipes provided. Call 541-488-0575 or 541-864-9620 for more information.

Author Talk: Sharon Medhi will discuss her book "Eleanor Bobbin and the Magical, Merciful, Mighty Art of Kindness" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

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.

Cheri Sperber, JD of Gray Matters Consulting, will offer a two-part, informative and powerful presentation to address the importance of advance planning to help families address dementia before and after diagnosis from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 20 and 27, at OLLI on the Southern Oregon University campus, Campbell Center Room E, 655 Frances Lane, Ashland. Call 541-552-6048 for more information or register online at www.sou.edu/olli.

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.

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.