Ashland Calendar: Feb. 20
Tuesday, Feb. 20
North Mountain Park & Nature Center: The Nature Center offers a variety of programs and interpretive exhibits that teach local natural and cultural history and sustainable living. Explore the park’s demonstration gardens, nature trails, pavilion, picnic and play areas. The North Mountain Park & Nature Center is next to Bear Creek at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The park is open sunrise to sunset, and the nature center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-488-6606 or see northmountainpark.org.
Children's Movies: Free films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks will be available. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
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.
Mandy Harvey: This amazing blues, jazz and pop singer completely lost her hearing at age 18 while studying voice at Colorado State University. Later, she began performing regularly and recorded her debut album, "Smile." In 2017, she won fourth place on "America's Got Talent," season 12. She's performed at the Kennedy Center, and she is an ambassador for the nonprofit No Barriers that assists those with disabilities overcome obstacles. Harbey uses "visual tuners" to help her find pitches. Harvey will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. tickets are $22, $425 or $28, $10 for ages 22 and younger, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
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.
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum: The museum features a variety of interactive science exhibits at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. See current exhibits, shows and activities at scienceworksmuseum.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for ages 2-12 and 65 and older. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 541-482-6767.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments will be available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Eclipse Film Presntation:The Heartisan Film Documentary “Hibal Up” featuring the North Medford High School Total Solar Eclipse High Altitude Balloon Team, sponsored by Montana State University and NASA will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednsday, Feb. 21, in the Lynn Sjolund autiorium on the North Medfrod HIgh School campus, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Following the film there will be a question and answer time with the filmmakers and eclipse team. Additionally, NASA Ames Areospace Engineer, Roberto Cailino, will give a talk, "Kepler and TESS—Unlocking the Secrets of Nearby Exoplanets." Admission is free.
Rod Petrone: The classical guitarist will play a mix of music from Brazil, Latin America and France, along with his own arrangements of Italian compositions, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Thursday, Feb. 22
Online Historic Lithia Park Tour: Take a self-guided, online tour through Lithia Park in Ashland using Ashland Parks and Recreation's online story map, which highlights historic sites and features throughout the park. The Story Map was created by Lea Richards, GIS Analyst for the City of Ashland. The map is available online only at gis.ashland.or.us/LithiaHistoric. Call 541-488-5340.
Dinner: The Southern Oregon University French Club will serve its 21st annual French Dinner, a five-course meal for students, employees and community members on Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room, on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland. The dinner will begin with soup, followed by a palate cleanser, quiche, salad and cheese, French bread, dessert and coffee or tea. Vegetarian options are available for the soup and quiche courses. Wine donated by Oregon wineries can be purchased at $3 per glass for those who are 21 and older. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and orders will be taken at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 for students and $12 for community members. Tickets can be purchased at the Stevenson Union information booth on the SOU campus or at Paddington Station in Ashland.
Author Talk: Author Jay Golden will discuss his book, "Retellable," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Mike Whipple: Keyboard player, percussionist and composer Mike Whipple will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Belle Fiore, 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-552-4900 or see bellefiorewine.com.
Gangspil: Accordion and harmonica player Sonnich Lydom and fiddler Kristian Bugge will play Danish folk music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Headwaters Room at the Geos Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. The duo, originally a trio with Morten Alfred Høirup, has performed in the Netherlands and the U.S. since 2015. Admission is $20. Call 541-301-5306 for information.
'I Love a Piano': This celebration of the music of Irving Berlin follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives. Along the way, the story comes to life with more than 60 of composer and lyricist Irving Berlin's popular songs, including "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Cheek to Cheek," "Always," "God Bless America" and, of course, "I Love a Piano." The musical revue will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $32, $35 or $38, $22, $25 or $28 for ages 22 and younger, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.