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Ashland Calendar: March 19

Monday, March 19

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 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. 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.

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.

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.

Astrology in Ashland: Doug Kellogg will present a talk, “Zeitgeist Changes: Learning to Live in the Twenty-First Century,” during the Astrology in Ashland meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Cost is $7. Call 541-482-8988 or see www.astrologyinashland.org.

Tuesday, March 20

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 at 620 N. Mountain Ave., next to Bear Creek, in 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.

Lecture: Take a 140-year trip back in time as you learn about the geography; the development of the Forest Creek School; mining in the 1930s and early 1940s; and the Mt. Isabelle Forest Fire Lookout from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Admssion is free. To register email reception.jcgl@gmail.com or call 541-512-2340 or stop by the genealogy library.

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.

Tuesday Afternoon Knitters: Knitters, crocheters and tatters of all skill levels can gather to learn from each other, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or find Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.

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.

AIFF Preview Night: The Ashland Independent Film Festival will announce its 2018 film and event lineup at their Festival Preview Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the SOU Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. This is the first chance to see clips from festival films, pick up the Pocket Guide, and get insider information on special guests and new events for AIFF 2018. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10.

Wednesday, March 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. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. See upcoming events, 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. 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.

Hannah Cooper: The singer and songwriter will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Leftover Salmon: Purveyors of Americana music, this band digs deep into rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues guided by co-founders Drew Emmitt on mandolin and Vince Herman on guitar. The band’s newest album, “Something Higher,” featuring 12 new original songs, is set for release May 4. Pre-orders are available at leftover-salmon.myshopify.com. The band plays Wednesday, March 21, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Singer and songwriter Keller Williams opens the show. Tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased at liveatthearmory.com, Music Coop in Ashland or Immortal Spirits in Medford. Tickets will be $40 the day of the show. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. The show is open to ages 21 and older.

Thursday, March 22

Online Historic Lithia Park Tour: Take an online tour through Lithia Park in Ashland using Ashland Parks and Recreation’s story map that highlights historic sites and features throughout the park. Go to gis.ashland.or.us/lithiahistoric.

Dart Tournament: Dart matches for seasoned and novice players start at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Entry is $5 and the pub will match the pot up to $50. Call 541-482-6414.

Trivia Night: Smithfields Pub & Pies hosts free trivia from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.

dsGame Knights: No matter what kind of “Knight” you are, there is a board game for you to play at 8 p.m. Thursdays at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. All ages welcome until 11 p.m. Call 541-482-6414.

The Brothers Reed: Guitar and vocal duo Philip Reed and Aaron Reed will alternative folk and a few choice covers at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Southern Oregon Concert Band: The community band will present “Around the World in Eighty Minutes,” a program of music by Funiculi, Padilla, Greig, Debussy, Grundman, Barker and other composers, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Tickets are $5. Call 541-324-0404 or email socbprez@jeffnet.org for information.

Friday, March 23

Author Talk: Author Apricot Irving will discuss her book, “The Gospel of Trees,” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

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.