Ashland Calendar: Feb. 26
Monday, Feb. 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.
Center for the Visual Arts: Spring exhibits feature student, faculty and community artists and are open Friday, Feb. 23, through Wednesday, March 21, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for Kaylee Vanek's BFA thesis "Divulge" in the Retzlaff Gallery; "Women in Action," a collection of works by SOU students, faculty and community members, in the Thorndike Gallery; a collection of works by Reba Crawford Hayes, Kelsey Goldman, Jazmine B. Heard, Manya Orescan and Ellie Peck, "Poetry in Sink," in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Ryan Evangelisti's "Lost Places" in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; Ben Gradel's "Adventure in Motorcycling" in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; and Tristan Perrotti's "Heartache" in the JELD WEN Gallery. A reception for the artists will be at 5 p.m. Friday, March 2, and refreshments will be provided. The galleries' hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-552-8315.
Tai Chi for Seniors: Tai Chi for adults 50 and older is held from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Mondays for beginners at the Grove, 1195 E Main St., Ashland. Advanced class is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Admission is $4. Call 541-488-5342.
Color Mondays: Adults can express their creativity through coloring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Coloring supplies will be provided. Call 541-744-6996 or visit jcls.org.
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 email@example.com or call 541-5526245 for information.
Children's Chess Club: Kids 5 and older are invited to join the club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 541-774-6995 or see jcls.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
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.
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. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.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.
Climate Change Film: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will offer a showing of "Chasing Coral," a 2017 Sundance Festival prizewinning documentary film, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. The film explores the issue of global warming as it relates to the worl's ocean and sea-dwelling inhabitants. Admission is free. See socan.eco
Lecture: The Talent Historical Society hosts lectures from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 105 N. Market St., Talent. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, Nick Medinger will present "Pipestone - the National Monument Everyone Should Visit." Learn about catlinite, or "pipestone", which has been used traditionally to make ceremonial pipes by Native American Plains tribes for centuries. Admission is free. Call 541-512-8838.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
Lecture: Architect Christopher Brown will offer a lecture "From Vision to Reality," on the vision and process behind the design and construction of the new Thalden Pavilion at The Farm at SOU from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Presentation Hall at the Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The presentation will be hosted by The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Southern Oregon University. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited and reservations are suggested to ensure adequate seating and refreshments. For more details or to register, call 541-552-6048 or visit inside.sou.edu/olli.
Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Free popcorn also will be available. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
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.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group: The book group discusses 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 Feb. 28 book is "Guilty as Sin" by Tami Hoag. Call 541-774-6996 or see jcls.org.
Presentation: Certified Life Coach Mark Gibson will explain his unique “Make it Happen Now” strategy that is essential to men and women who want to quickly improve their romantic successes with online dating at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-897-0679.
Mercy Duo: Singer Lynda Morrison and guitarist Dave Day will perform blues and soul duets from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
The Wood Brothers: Folk trio The Wood Brothers — upright bassist Chris Wood, guitarist Oliver Wood and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix — perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Their newest albums, a studio recording titled "Paradise" and a live album titled "Live at the Barn," were released in 2015 and 2017, respectively, on independent label Honey Jar Records. Husband and wife duo The Mastersons open the show. Tickets are $35, $15 for students, and can be purchased by calling 541-552-6348.