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Wednesday, May 24

Lithia Park Nature Walks: Trained naturalists lead free 90-minute walks at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays starting at the entrance of Lithia Park on Winburn Way in Ashland through Sept. 29. Saturday walks are added in July and August. Topics include trees, plants, wildlife, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Call 541-488-5340 for more information.

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 in the First United Methodist Church,175 N.Main St., Ashland. Call 541-732-0141.

Agatha Christie Movies: Movies based on Agatha Christie’s classic murder mysteries will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in May at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 541-535-4163 or see www.jcls.org.

"One Night Only: Marc Price": Stand-up comedian Marc Price will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, First and Hargadine streets, Ashland. Price played Skippy on the '80s TV series "Family Ties." His comedy draws on his experiences growing up in Hollywood and working in the acting industry. Dash Thompson opens the show. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at theoregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Tickets will be $18 at the door.

Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and slide guitarist Dan Tiller will perform Delta blues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 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.

Community Meeting: Ashland Culture of Peace Commission at 4 p.m. each Wednesday, at the ACPC office, 33 First St., Suite 1, diagonally across Lithia Way from the Ashland Post Office.

Thursday, May 25

Spanish English Conversation Group: Practice a new language from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6980 or see www.jcls.org.

Travel Talk: Travis and Courtney Toll will share travel photography, anecdotes and tips based on their yearlong stay and travels in Chile and Argentina at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Ashland Outdoor Store, 37 Third St., Ashland. The free presentation highlights adventure destinations like the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine, as well as food, wine and cultural attractions of Mendoza, Valparaiso and Chilean wine regions. Email travis@outdoorstore.com or call 541-690-9293.

Poetry: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s ensemble in residence, UNIVERSES, will show how its slam poetry aesthetic developed and help participants make their own UNIVERSES-style and iambic poems, then perform its own pieces at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Oberon’s Restaurant and Bar, 45 N. Main St. See www.oberonsashland.com.

Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts a free trivia night from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.

Not Too Shabby: Vocalist Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 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.

NoiseFold with Left Edge Collective: NoiseFold — electronic music duo Cory Metcalf and David Stout — will present a talk at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in the Meese Auditorium in the Art Building, near the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street, on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. NoiseFold will join SOU’s Left Edge Collective in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Ashland campus. Left Edge Collective is a new music project directed by David Bithell and Terry Longshore at the Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU. The group composes, performs, improvises and creates interdisciplinary projects. Left Edge Collective will premiere two new works by David Bithell: “Shepard" and “CavitationStudy.01.” Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office, by calling 541-552-6348, or at the box office inside the music hall. Students get in free.

Southern Oregon Concert Band: The community band will present "Bandsmen Favorites," a program of the members' favorite works for concert bands, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for Claude T. Smith's "Emperata Overture," Ralph Vaughn Williams' "Folk Song Suite for Military Band," "Jamie Texidor's Spanish march "Amparita Roca" and more. Conductors Don Beighler and Martin Behnke will share the podium. Admission is by donation.

Friday, May 26

NoiseFold with Left Edge Collective: NoiseFold — electronic music duo Cory Metcalf and David Stout — will join Southern Oregon University’s Left Edge Collective in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Ashland campus. Left Edge Collective is a new music project directed by David Bithell and Terry Longshore at the Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU. The group composes, performs, improvises and creates interdisciplinary projects. Left Edge Collective will premiere two new works by David Bithell: “Shepard" and “CavitationStudy.01.” Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office, by calling 541-552-6348, or at the box office inside the music hall. Students get in free.

Art and Hiking: Artist Sarah F. Burns will share techniques for identifying and sketching cloud types during an interactive presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. She will give sketching demonstrations and then let participants create original artwork during a hike that departs at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, from the Hobart Bluff Trailhead south along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The trail includes scenic views of Pilot Rock and Hobart Bluff. The free events are part of the Hike & Learn series with the Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. For more information and to register for the Friday demonstration and Saturday hike, see cascadesiskiyou.eventbrite.com.

All Ages Alternative Prom: LGBTQ people and their allies are invited to the 12th annual All Ages Alternative Prom at the Ashland Historic Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The theme of this year’s dance is “I Love the 80s.” A family fun hour begins at 7 p.m. From 8 p.m. to midnight, events include DJ music, music videos, a costume contest, a photo booth, portrait photography, Teen Theater entertainment and the announcement of annual Social Justice Awards. Tickets are available at the door on a sliding scale from $15 to $30. Kids ages 12 and younger get in free. Ride sharing is available. Proceeds benefit services to youth and young adults in the community. Call 1-800-466-7005 ext. 5 or email prom@lotusrisingproject.org.

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. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 66 and older, and free for ages 18 and younger and full-time students. Call 541-324-7981.

Jeff Stanley: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Stanley will perform a mix of covers and original rock at 6 p.m. Friday, May 26, 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.

'80s Alternative Prom: Lotus Rising Project will hold its All Ages Alternative prom with the theme "We Love the 1980s" from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 26, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Cost is $15 sliding scale, and includes dancing, refreshments, a costume contest and prizes. See www.lotusrisingproject.org/events.