Ashland Calendar: March 31
Saturday, March 31
Lithia Artisans Market: Dozens of artisans display handcrafted items from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October along Calle Guanajuato, the pedestrian walkway behind the downtown plaza that runs next to Ashland Creek in Ashland. Call 541-301-9811 or see lithiaartisansmarket.com.
Phoenix Easter Egg Hunt: The city of Phoenix and Jackson County Fire District 5 present an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Phoenix High School, 745 N. Rose St. Egg hunters will be divided into groups from toddlers through age 11. The event includes prizes, face painting, fire trucks, refreshments by Iron Skillet Restaurant & Bakery, drawings for gift baskets, Easter buckets for kids while supplies last and child fingerprint kits for parents from the Phoenix Police Department. Service animals only.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk, offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Manahatta,” at noon Saturday, March 31, 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.
Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. Call 917-602-9074.
Will Hornyak: Storyteller Will Hornyak will present “Waking Finn Mac Cool” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the GEOS Institute, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Admission is $15 cash at the door. The show is open to ages 14 and older. For reservations email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Dorris: Guitarist and Southern Oregon University alumnus Matt Dorris will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Sinne Eeg and Larry Koonse: Danish jazz vocalist Sinne Eeg and guitarist Larry Koonse will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Eeg 2014 album, “Face the Music,” won a Danish Music Award for Best Jazz Vocal, along with a Ben Webster Prize and a Prix du Jazz. Tickets are $25, and reservations can be made at siskiyoumusicproject.com.
Sean Watkins and The Bee Eaters: Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek fame and The Bee Eaters — fiddle champions Tristan and Tashina Clarridge and hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman — will perform tunes from Watkins’ new album, “What to Fear,” and other “new string nation” music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Fiddle and mandolin duo Rainy and the Rattlesnakes open the show. Tickets are $22 in advance and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will be $25 at the door. See grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700.
Sunday, April 1
Pear Blossom Run: Register for the 42nd Annual YMCA Pear Blossom Run happening April 14, in downtown Medford. There will be a 10-mile race, a 10-mile handcycle or wheelchair race, a 5K race and 1- and 2-mile fun runs. Registration is $30, $23 or $8 for the 10-mile, 5K and fun runs, respectively. Registration will be $40 for the 10-mile and $33 for the 5K after April 8. Proceeds benefit YMCA’s programs for low-income kids, teens, families and seniors. See pearblossomrun.com or call 541-324-8348.
Ashland Rotary Easter Egg Hunt: The Rotary Club of Ashland presents its annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1, by the tennis courts in Lithia Park along Winburn Way. Families are encouraged to arrive early. The hunt will be over in a minute or two. Kids in age groups of 2 and younger, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 years old will hunt for more than 3,000 Willamette Egg Farm eggs boiled and dyed by Southern Oregon University dining hall staff, candy and two golden eggs good for special prizes. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos.
Will Hornyak: Storyteller Will Hornyak will present “The Mythic Land: Poems, Songs, Legends and Lore from the Heart of Ireland” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at The Black Sheep Pub, 51 N. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free.
Monday, April 2
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. 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.
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 can play chess 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.
Author Talk: Denise Kester will discuss her book “Drawing on the Dream: Finding My Way Through Art“ at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, April 3
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 4
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.
Safety Presentation: Ron Kohl, retired detective and Crime Prevention Specialist with Ashland Police Department will give a free presentation “Residential Security, “ from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Learn how to protect your home and property. Admission is free. To register call 541-488-5342 or stop by the Ashland Senior Center.
Afternoon Movies: Free films are shown at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Free refreshments are available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.
Presentation: Southern Oregon Pachamama will give a presentation on “Project Drawdown, “ a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Talent Community center, 104 E. Main St. This presentation in the first one in a four-part series. Admission is free. To register email at dd_southernoregonpachamama.org.