Ashland Calendar: March 10
Saturday, March 10
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, "Magic, Mystery, Mayhem and Muses: An Inside Look at the 2018 Season," by Amrita Ramanan at noon Saturday, March 10, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 800-219-8161 or see osfashland.org.
Grant Ruiz and Dan Fellman: Classical and flamenco guitarist Grant Ruiz and jazz guitarist Dan Fellman will join forces to perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Sunday, Mach 11
Author Talk: Author Claire Krulikowski will offer a reading and book signing of her book "Moonlight on the Ganga" at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. See clairekrulikowski.com.
Discussion Group: Jennifer Matthews will be holding a discussion group from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11, at th Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, 1811 Ashland St., Ashland. The topic to be explored will be "When Grief Isn't Grief: A Closer Look at Healing from Loss" This is the second part of a three part series of workshops, "Seeing Death in a Different Light." Admission is $18 or $25 at the door. To register or for more information about the series, see jennifermathews.com or call 802-318-6901.
Savanna: Guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and upright bass payer Bob Rawlings will perform originals penned by Jones, along with a mix of country, folk, rock and more from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Dmitri Matheny Group: Composer and flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny and his band will perform his trademark jazz at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world's most talented horn players,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Tickets are $25. Reservations can be made at siskiyoumusicproject.com.
Monday, March 12
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.
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at all Jackson County library branches. See jcls.org.
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.
Library Crafternoon: Design and create a paracord wristband or keychain from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. All materials will be provided. Admission is free. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.
Children's Chess Club: Kids 5 and older can 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 to End Gun Violence: Vision Quilt, a local volunteer grassroots organization whose mission is to empower communities nationwide to create their own solutions to gun violence through the power of art and inclusive dialogue, will host a visual program at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Mountain Meadows Clubhouse, 855 Mt. Meadows Dr., Ashland.
Pub Trivia: Family-friendly games of trivia are played from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. Participation is free, and teams can win prizes. Call 541-779-4455.
Tuesday, March 13
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fruits and vegetables, crafts, specialty foods, drinks and more are available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the National Guard Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. See rvgrowersmarket.com.
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.
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 as members practice skills in prepared presentations, impromptu speeches, and more. See Universitytm.org or call 541-708-1991.