Ashland Calendar: March 2
Friday, March 2
Movie and Discussion: A film and discussion "Dissloving the Divide," will be presented from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn about how to bridge the gap in political divisions. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. See bridging.online.
Ashland International Folk Dancers: The group meets Fridays at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, to perform dances from Eastern and Western Europe, Greece, Scandinavia, Israel, Turkey and the Middle East. Instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., and dancing goes from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. No partners needed. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The society presents a revolving lineup of chamber musicians of every instrumentation, style and historical period. This concert, titled "Vienna to Hollywood," features pianists Wu Qian and Juho Pohjonen, violinists Danbi Um and Sean Lee and cellist Mihai Marica. They will explore the musical connections of Schubert and Korngold at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $42 or $49, $5 for full-time students and Oregon Trail Card holders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348. The group will present a free preview and lecture at 12:30 p.m. in the SOU music hall.
Saturday, March 3
Talent Garden Club: The club meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email email@example.com.
Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers: The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers will host its monthly jam session from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Look for traditional fiddle tunes and vocals at this family-friendly event. Acoustic musicians may sit in. Admission is by donation. Call 541-779-8145 or see ootfa4.org for information.
Alice DiMicele and Force of Nature: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Alice DiMicele and her band Force of Nature — bassist Rob Kohler, Mikey Stevens on trumpet and guitar, Don Harriss on keys and drummer Nick Kirby — will debut DiMicele's new album, "One With the Tide," at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. DiMicele mixes jazz and blues phrasing with R&B and rock 'n' roll rhythms for a folk and roots sound she calls "organic acoustic groove." Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., Ashland, or at brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will be $25 at the door.
Sunday, March 4
Northwest Bird Club: All pet bird owners are invited to meet the first Sunday of each month at 1 p.m., at Table Rock Mobile Village, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford. Refreshments will be provided. Call 541-826-4133.
Rogue Valley Old Timer Car Club: People interested in old car mechanics, restoration and touring in their cars are invited to meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall, 1130 Hazel St., Central Point. A tour will follow the meeting. Membership is open to anyone who owns a car or truck 30 years old or older. Call 541-535-7658.
Paul Turnipseed Trio: Guitarist Paul Turnipseed, bassist Jeff Addicott and drummer Mike Fitch will play will perform a mix of New Orleans and Latin rhythms, along with jazz and blues standards from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, March 5
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-5526245 for information.
Ashland Garden Club: Kristina LeFever presents "Pesticides and the Home Gardener" at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Learn how to protect plants while doing no harm to pets, pollinators and gardeners. Admission is free and all are welcome. See ashlandorgardenclub.org.
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.
Presentation: Cheryl Harrison will give a workshop about the options of long term care and retirement planning from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Ashland Food Co-Op, 300 N. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is free. To register call 541-973-2100 or see ashlandfood.coop for more information.
Michal Palzewicz and Alexander Tutunov: The cello and piano duo will perform works by Myaskovsky, Schubert and Valentini at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Admission is $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.