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Ashland Calendar: Feb. 16

Friday, Feb. 16

Breakfast: The Rogue Valley New Day Network Breakfast will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St. Ashland. The breakfast speaker will be Connie Saldana, a planner for Senior and Disability services at the Rogue Valley Council of Goverments, will present "Servies for Seniors in the Rogue Valley." The RV New Day Network promotes peace, justice and sustainability in the Rogue Valley. This is a no-waste event, so participants are asked to bring their own utensils, plate, napkin, cup and food to share.

Pet Adoption: South Coast Humane Society and PetSmart will host the "PetSmart National Adoption Event," a special adoption weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18, at PetSmart, 3279 Crater Lake Hwy, Medford. Nine shelters and rescue organizations from the coast, northern California and Southern Oregon will have their dogs, cats and bunnies available for adoption. On Saturday a bounce house will be available for children and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sharon from Rescue Ranch will offer free nail trims for rabbits. See petsmartcharities.org.

Genealogy Presentation: An introductory presentation will be offered for those interested in learning how to begin a genealogy project from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admission is free. To register call 541-512-2340, email at reception.jcgl@gmail.com or stop by the genealogy library.

Schneider Museum of Art: New art exhibits — Anna Gray and Ryan Paulsen's "Between the Beginning and the Middle"; Betty LaDuke's "Social Justice"; Maria Los Angeles' "Transcending Myths"; and Storm Tharp's "Fierce Last Stand"— will be displayed through March 17 at the Schneider Museum of Art, 555 Indiana St., at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. See sma@sou.edu or call 541-5526245 for information. 

AIFF Benefit Screening: Short documentary films nominated for Academy Awards will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland. Tickets are $9 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Ashland Independent Film Festival. See ashlandfilm.org/oscarshorts.

Author Talk: Author Victor Lodato will discuss his book, "Edgar and Lucy," at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.

Saturday, Feb.17

Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.

Book Signing: Author Chole Winston will offer a Book signing for her first five novels, featuring Briana Fraser, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Stratford Inn, 555 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. See chloeryanwinston.com.

Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway. Phoenix, Saturday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims are also available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.

Library Crafternoon: Design and create a stuffed fabric kitten from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. All materials for this simple hand-sewing project will be provided, along with refreshments. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-535-7090.

Family Game Day: Families can play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.

Bavarian Night at Mt. Ashland Ski Resort: The annual fundraiser for Mt. Ashland Ski Patrol will include a raffle, live music and fireworks on Saturday, Feb. 17. The raffle and auction will be from 4 to 8 p.m., and live music by Collin Braley and Company will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. Admission to the event is free. Food, beverages and Mt. Ashland T-shirts will be available. See mtashland.com/event/bavarian-night.

Jeff Kloetzel: The singer, songwriter and guitarist will play an acoustic mix of folk, blues and soul from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.

Sunday, Feb. 18

Ice Skating: The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be open every day through Feb. 19. Skate rentals, snacks and hot drinks are available. Call 541-488-9189 or see ashland.or.us/IceRink for schedule and admission information.

Ashland YMCA Dance: Dance to music by Al Berman and Friends from 1:30 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Ashland YMCA, 540 YMCA Way, Ashland. A beginning dance class with Dave Kahn will be at 1:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Admission is $7, $5 for youths. Children 12 and younger require adult supervision. Call 541-488-7781.

Discussion Group: Jennifer Matthews will be holding a discussion group from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18. The topic to be explored will be "Laughing Matters: What Laughter Teaches Us About Living and Dying." This will be the first in a series of workshops, "Seeing Death in a  Different Light." $18 and registration is required. To register or for more information about the series, see JenniferMathews.com or call 802-318-6901.

'Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown': Beatles and Rolling Stones tribute bands — Abbey Road and Satisfaction — will face-off at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the old Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. A string quartet from South Medford High School will join the bands for seven songs: "Eleanor Rigby," "Yesterday," "A Day in the Life," "Hello Goodbye," "Hey Jude," "As Tears Go By" and "Ruby Tuesday." The bands will play alternating sets before they come together for an encore. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of the show, and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com. The show is open to all ages.