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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Tuesday, March 6
Books at Noon: Readers in the group will discuss various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.
Toastmasters: Learn and practice skills used for public speaking in a group setting from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, in the Gresham room at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. It is recommended to use the rear door for access to the meeting room. Guests are welcome to listen for free as members practice skills in prepared presentations, impromptu speeches, and more. See Universitytm.org or call 541-708-1991.
Author Talk: Author and editor Kitty Stryker will read excerpts from her anthology, "Ask: Building Consent Culture," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call
Siskiyou Saxophones and Cascade Clarinets: "In the Mood," a concert by Siskiyou Saxophone Orchestra and Cascade Clarinet Consort, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors and Oregon Trail Card holders, and can be purchased by calling 541-6348 or at the box office. Students get in free.
Wednesday, March 7
Poetry Reading: Susanne Petermann will read from her newly published book of translations, "When I Go," poems written by Rainer Maria Rilke, in French at 3 p.m Wednesday, March 7, in the Gresham Room of the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Rilke’s largely unknown and rarely translated French poetry appears for the first time in this book. Susanne will explain Rilke’s mysterious switch to the French language near the end of his life, and she will tell the story of these poems, along with her own story about finding and translating this body of work. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
Discussion Group: Ashland Death Cafe will hold a discussion group at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, to explore ideas about mortality and the way death can inspire the way people live. $10 suggested donation and registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. To register, see ashlanddeathcafe.com.
Gaibe Carroll: Singer and songwriter Gaibe Carroll will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
The Infamous Stringdusters and The Last Revel: Acoustic bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters will perform Wednesday, March 7, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. The band's 2017 "Laws of Gravity," recorded in Nashville with co-producer Billy Hume, marked a return to its tight but improvisational music. Dobro player Andy Hall, guitarist Andy Falco, banjo player Chris Pandolfi, fiddler Jeremy Garrett and upright bassist Travis Book are showcased as writers, singers and players on an all-original set of songs with a fresh yet familiar progressive Americana feel. Minneapolis-based trio The Last Revel opens the show with its acoustic blend of folk and rockabilly. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show, and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com.