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Ashland Calendar, Sept. 19, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, Sept. 21

Talent Greeters: The Talent Chambers Greeters will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Ashland Wine Cellar, 38 Lithia Way, Ashland. 

Blood Donation: Donate blood from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Elks Lodge #944, 255 E. Main St., Ashland.

History Talk: Teacher and historian Susan Stitham will discuss how elected representatives from the young state of Oregon sided with Confederate states to legalize segregation in 1876 during at talk from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Camelot Theater, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. The event is free but space is limited and reservations are required. For more information about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Community Lecture Series, call 541-552-6048 or see www.sou.edu/olli.

Community Art Project: Help to create a landscape-scale stone spiral labyrinth in preparation for the Bear Creek Salmon Festival on October 1 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is free. The spiral will be used as a focal point for this year’s event theme: “Stewardship Flows Downhill.” Work gloves and guidance will be provided. Preregister by calling 541-488-6606 or at www.ashland.or.us/register.

Clothing Sale: The Havurah is hosting its 8th Annual Women’s Clothing Sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The sale features gently used, fashionable women’s clothing and accessories at great prices. Refreshments will be served. Entry is free for all women and girls. Call 541-488-7716.

Caregiver Support Group: This monthly drop-in group welcomes family members and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is free. The group provides a safe, confidential environment for emotional support, education and problem-solving.

Deobrat Mishra and Mahapununya Das: 11th Generation sitarist Deobrat Mishra and tabla master Mahapununya Das will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $15 at the door for students, $20 online and $25 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.brightstarevents.net/deobrat-mishra. This event is part of a US tour to raise money for yoga teacher training for lifers in the Oregon State Penitentiary and teaching “untouchable” children classical music against the grain of all tradition in India.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Blood Donation: Donate blood from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Latter-day Saints - Ashland Ward, 111 Clay St., Ashland.

Sketching and Painting: Sketch and paint with local nature artist Paula Fong at scenic Grouse Gap on Mt. Ashland from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Carpool leaves at 2:30 p.m. from Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Learn to observe the natural world with an artistic eye, discuss landscape patterns, natural forms, technique and palette choices. Bring your art supplies of choice, sun protection, layered clothing, water and a camp chair (optional). Admission is free. For more information call 541-488-5789 or email jeanine@kswild.org.

Phoenix Garden Club: Brooke Sanders of P. Annie's Secret Garden will speak on "Sowing Seeds of a Different Kind" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St., Phoenix. Call 541-535-8602.

David Pinsky & Phil Newton: The guitar and harmonica duo will perform original and Chicago-style blues duets at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 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.

Green Party Candidates: The Jackson County Pacific Greens is holding an educational event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The evening will include conversations about Measure 97, comments by Erik Navickas, U.S. Senate candidate, and information about the Jill Stein campaign. Lawn signs, bumper stickers and handouts for Jill, Erik and other Green races will be available. For more information call 541-482-0102.

Author Reading: Jack Weins, author of "Tending Our Grief" will do a reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. "Tending Our Grief" is a practical guide for the disorienting emotional journey which is our normal, human response to loss. Call 541-488-0029.