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Friday, June 23
OSF Demonstration: Actor Jamie Ann Romero, Wardrobe Technician B. Reeves and Wig & Hair Technician Emily McQuarrie will give a presentation called "Gown in 60 Seconds: Quick Changes in 'Shakespeare in Love'" about the multiple high-speed wardrobe changes in the play at noon Friday, June 23, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $12 for adults or $8 for students ages 6-17 and are available at the Box Office or at osfashland.org/festivalnoons.
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 Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Stoneriver Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. See www.stonerivervineyard.wordpress.com or call 541-535-4661.
Saturday, June 24
Lisa Spencer and Lisa Koch Reunion: Singers Lisa Spencer and Lisa Koch will reunite for a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Spencer and Koch were a popular Ashland duo in the early '80s and performed their funny, feminist folk act around the Pacific Northwest. Look for an evening of silly ditties, gorgeous ballads and harmonies, and some adult humor. The duo's only recording, "A Fine Romance," long out of print, will be available as a remastered CD at the show. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com, Music Coop, or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets will be $22 at the door.
Lee Stewart: Singer and pianist Lee Stewart will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 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.
Amateur Radio Event: The public is invited to a free event to learn more about radio from 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, through the night to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 25, at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. People can visit a "Get on the Air Booth" and try out ham radio, which allows users to contact other ham radio users around the world without the use of phones or the Internet. The event is being held by the Cascade Amateur Radio Enthusiasts and the Rogue Valley Amateur Radio Club. All operators will rely on solar, wind power or generators, with no connection to the power grid. Jackson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services will also bring its emergency van to offer the public the chance to see a mobile base of operations that is used in the valley during emergency situations. Call 541-261-2648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, June 25
Ashland Blues Summer Festival: Portland singer Rae Gordon and her Backseat Drivers, along with the Hank Shreve Band, will headline the Ashland Blues Festival on Sunday, June 25, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. The Matthew Kreimelman Trio with Jade Chavis Watt and blues duo David Pinsky and Phil Newton will open the show at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at ashlandblues.org or Paddington Station and Music Coop in Ashland, Hilltop Music in Phoenix, or Grocery Outlet in Medford. Tickets will be $35 at the gate. Kids 11 and younger get in free. Gates open at noon.
Jen Ambrose: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose will play a mix of original music, folk and soul from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 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.
Lee Stewart Trio: Led by inger and pianist Lee Stewart, the trio will perform swing and jazz from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 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.
Piano Recital: Laurie Anne Hunter, artistic director of Rogue Valley Chorale, along with Alexander Tutunov, artist-in-residence at Southern Oregon University, and chorale members Louis Franks and Geri Shimabukuro will present "Two Pianos: Many Hands," a program of solos, duets and a finale featuring two pianos and eight hands, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, 1615 Clark Ave. Suggested donation is $20. Donations of any size will be accepted.
Monday, June 26
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
Summer Reading Program: Library branches in Jackson County will hold free summer reading programs for children, teens and adults to discover new books, win prizes and attend a variety of events. See cls.org/summerreading.
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 is $2. Call 541-488-5342.
Children's Chess Club: Kids ages 5 and up are invited to join the club that meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. An instructor will be available each Monday for kids wishing to learn or improve their game. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Author Talk: Southern Oregon University professor and linguist Ed Battistella will moderate a free conversation with writers Victor Lodato and Midge Raymond at 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. They will talk about writing subjects that include writing across genres and getting a book out into the world. A novelist, poet and playwright, Lodato's latest novel is "Edgar and Lucy." A novelist, short-story writer and publisher of Ashland Creek Press, Raymond's newest book is "My Last Continent." Battistella is author of "Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology." Call 541-488-0029 or email email@example.com.
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra: One of the nation’s premiere youth ensembles, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. This group of award-winning string musicians, directed by Benjamin Simon, will perform Suites for Cello and String Orchestra by composer Lou Harrison and Camille Saint-Saens' "Allegro Appassionato." Four of PACO's senior violinists will join Siskiyou Violins, directed by Faina Podolnaya, for a performance of Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in B minor. The concert concludes with Anton Webern's "Langsamer Satz" and Felix Mendelssohn's String Symphony No. 2 in D major. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Tickets are $14, $12 for seniors and $6 for students, and can be purchased at the OSF box office, at osfashland.org or by calling 800-219-8161.
Tuesday, June 27
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
Storytelling Event: Storyteller Christopher Leebrick will use his flexible voice, stage presence and acting to bring the ancient art of storytelling alive this summer at Jackson County libraries. Storytelling is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org/summerreading.
Schneider Museum of Art: Four solo exhibitions under one roof are featured through Sept. 9 at the museum, located near the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Featured artists are Tofer Chin and Amir H. Fallah of Los Angeles, Liz Shepherd of Ashland and Ryan Schneider of Joshua Tree, California. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. See sma.sou.edu.
Recorder Group: Recorder players of all ages and skill levels can join the Recorder Group of Talent at noon Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Brain Books Discussion Group: The group meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The June 27 book is "Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Justice." The July 25 book is "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right." The Aug. 22 book is "One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America." Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Spanish-English Conversation Group: Join in the Spanish-English Conversation Group at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Chat about interesting ideas and help each other learn a new language. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Talent Historical Society: Jan Wright will tell stories about Talent's pioneer residents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Stearns Cemetery, located on Anderson Creek Road, just off Wagner Creek Road, Talent. The event is free. Call 541-512-8838.
Trivia Night: Tuesday Night Team Trivia is held 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, June 28
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 will be added in July and August. Topics include trees, plants, wildlife, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Call 541-488-5340.
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.
James Bond Movies: James Bond movies from the '60s starring Sean Connery will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in June at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Free popcorn will be available. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses interesting mysteries and welcomes new readers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The June 28 book is “Cold Storage, Alaska” by John Straley. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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. Wednesday, June 28, at Oberon's Restaurant and Bar, 45 N. Main St. See oberonsashland.com.
Rogue Rage Duo: Harmonica player Harpo DeRoma and Dobro player Dan Tiller will play Delta-style and country blues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 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.
Michal Palzewicz and Ayke Agus: The cello and piano duo will perform at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, June 28, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Look for music by Saint-Saens, Franck, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Vaentini. Palzewicz is principal cellist for Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra since 2011. He plays viola da gamba and violin in the orchestra for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "Shakespeare in Love," running through Oct. 29. His original compositions are released monthly at music.palzewicz.com. Agus studied violin under Jascha Heifetz at University of Southern California. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at michalandayke.brownpapertickets.com or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Call 541-227-1710 for information.