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Ashland Calendar, Sept. 21, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 21

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

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.

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.

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.

Aging Book Group: A book group centered on aging topics meets the third Wednesday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21 at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.

Clothing Sale: A women’s clothing sale will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Refreshments will be served. Entry is free for women and girls. Call 541-488-7716.

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.

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.

Jeff Stanley: Rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Jeff Stanley will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, for children ages 7 and up, meets from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Children's Department 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.

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.

Cosmic Mass: Matthew Fox, musicians, DJs, artists, community faith leaders and audience members will celebrate the theme "Elders and Youth in Community" during a Cosmic Mass from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets in advance are $20 or $15 for students and available at matthewfoxinashland.eventbrite.com. Tickets at the door are $25. Kids ages 11 and under get in free with an adult. Local Musicians will include Cornflower, Daniel Sperry, Phoenix Sigalove, Jeffri Carrington, Phoebe Knowles, Bill Baird, Harmony Haynie, Jorah Haynie, Clark and Company Generations Dance troupe and Diane Horbacewicz.

Friday, Sept. 23

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.

Cooking Class: Health Coach and Cookbook Author, Rhoda Mozorosky, will walk you through how to prepare healthy meals with age-defying antioxidants. Learn how to prepare milk from almonds, cashew nuts, and hemp seeds, and more from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Ashland Food Co-op Classroom, 300 N. Pioneer St, Ashland. Cost is $35 for owners, $40 for non-owners. To register visit ashlandfood.coop/calendar or call 541-482-2237. This class will be filmed.

Local Fundraiser: The Gather: Fall Friend-Raiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The Rogue Suspects will perform. Admission is $15 or $20 at the door. Food for purchase by Sultan's Delight. Purchase tickets at www.ashlandfilm.org/Page.asp?NavID="883".

Words & Wine: Louis Sahagun will discuss his non-fiction book "Master of the Mysteries," a biography of Manly P. Hall that tells the story of modern American Spiritualist movements at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Weisinger Family Winery, 3150 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 541-488-5989 or see weisingers.com.

Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will perform an acoustic mix of rock, pop and folk at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 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.

Sports Massage: In this 90 minute presentation, learn and discuss the benefits of Sports Massage, different types of sports massage and the roles it can play for your body and fitness from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Ashland Institute of Massage, 280 Hersey St., Suite A-8, Ashland. Call 541-482-5134.

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. Heiwa Taiko will perform on Friday, Sept. 23. 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.

Community Folk Dance Party: Omada Kosmos — Kevin Carr on violin, bagpipes, oud, mandolin and tamboura, Olof Soderback and Steve Boyer on accordions, Bryan Jeffs on drums, Stephen Gagne on clarinet and alto and soprano saxophones, and Merrill Smith on standup bass — will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, for a folk dance party at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Singers will be from Rogue World Ensemble, a choir that draws from musical traditions of Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, the British Isles and American roots. Join in traditional folk dances from around the world. Admission is $10 to $15 on a sliding scale and includes a dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. 

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.

Southern Oregon Swing: Swing dances are held from 8 to 11 p.m. every second and fourth Friday at The Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners' instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $10. Admission for dancers older than 65 is $5. Youth younger than 18 and full-time students get in free. Call 541-324-7981.