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Ashland Calendar: May 2

Wednesday, May 2

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. 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. Admission is $2 the first Sunday of every month. 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 are available. Call 541-535-4163 or see jcls.org.

Author Talk: Author Dami Roelse will discuss her book “Walking Gone Wild: How to Lose Your Age on the Trail,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

‘An Incoherent Truth’: A Muse Zoo will present an original play about climate change at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at First United Methosidt Church of Ashland, 175 N. Main St., Ashland. The performance will be followed by a Q-and-A session with the Climate Speakers Network. Admission is free.

The Brothers Reed: Guitar and vocal duo Aaron Reed and Philip Reed will play original folk and pop, along with a few choice covers at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Thursday, May 3

Spanish/English Conversation Group: English speakers learning Spanish and Spanish speakers learning English can attend a free conversation hour from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-744-6996.

Encore Film Screening: An showing of “Delores” will be given at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Kids Unlimited, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The 95-minute film focuses on Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the first U.S. farm workers’ union, as she fought for racial and labor justice. Admission is $12 or $6 for students. See ashlandfilm.org.

Author Talk: Philip Kramer will discuss his book “Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Dart Tournament: Dart matches for skilled 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 games from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-482-7437.

Game Knights: No matter what kind of “knight” you are, there is a board game 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.

Son Ravello: Singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso, singer Manda Bryn Severin and pianist Jason O’Neill-Butler will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Friday, May 4

Center for the Visual Arts: New Spring exhibits featuring student artists will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Art and Marion Ady buildings, on the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard and Indiana Street on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Look for Elizabeth King’s collection “55 degrees over 65 degrees ” in the Retzlaff Gallery; Caitlin McMorris’ sculpture work “You’re Fine” in the Thorndike Gallery; Paige Gerhard’s watercolor paintings “Intentional Chances” in the Meyer Memorial Gallery; Miranda Redhead’s “Haunted Hearts: Of Laments and Love” in the Boise-Cascade Gallery; MadisonReames’ “Exploring Self Identity: A Color Study” in the Art Department Chairs Gallery; James Montes De Oca’s “Narrative of Hands” in the JELD WEN Gallery; and Jazmine B. Heard’s “Stars and Stripes” in the Art Department Courtyard. The exhibit will be displayed through Wednesday, May 23. The galleries’ hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call 541-621-6605.

Science Lecture: Gigliola Staffilani, MIT Abby Rockefeller Mauze professor of mathematics, will give a presentation “How the Complex Wave Phenomena Inspires Beautiful Mathematics,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Room 151 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University Campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. In this talk, Staffilani will try to convey how the mathematical study of wave phenomena has also created and inspired a whole set of new mathematical tools. These tools are now used to answer open problems in completely different settings, from number theory to probability to symplectic geometry and more. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.

Silent Disco: Silent Movement will host its third annual Silent Disco in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park in Ashland. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $5 donation then roam freely from the Butler Bandshell to the playground and even the Plaza and beyond. Local DJs will be staged at the Bandshell spinning a variety of music. Bring a can of food for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank and get in the express check-out line. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org.

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 necessary. Admission is $5. Call 541-535-6397 or 541-482-8249.

Not Too Shabby: Singer Lisa Yriarte, guitarist Pete Brown and drummer Mike Fitch will play a mix of pop, blues, R&B and contemporary hits at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

St. Lawrence String Quartet: The quartet, along with pianist Stephen Prutsman, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Friday’s program will include music by Haydn, Sibelius and Franck, and Saturday’s program will showcase Haydn, Korngold and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for students and Oregon Trail card holders, and can be purchased at chambermusicconcerts.org or by calling 541-552-6154. Pre-show lectures will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 132 of the music hall.

Siskiyou Summit Handbell Concert: Sixty-five handbell ringers from San Francisco to Portland, directed by Barb Walsh, will present “Plays Well with Others,” a performance of arrangements of familiar hymns and original compositions, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the gym at Ashland Middle School, 100 Walker Ave. Admission is by donation. Call 541-324-0404 for information.

Saturday, May 5

Talent Garden Club: The club meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Email cjmuhr@yahoo.com.

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.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Othello” at noon Saturday, May 5, 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.

T.J. Elton: Singer and multi-instrumentalist T.J. Elton and his J’Villains will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

Sunday, May 6

Jane Austen Society: The group will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Scholar and author Collins Hemingway will present “The Wars in Austen’s Lifetime and in her Novels.” Tea will be served. Call 541-482-3262.

Bathtub Gin Serenaders and King Roy Wing: Rogue Farm Corps presents its fourth annual Spring Block Party from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Sammich, 424 Bridge St., Ashland. Bathtub Gin Serenaders will perform pre-World War II hot jazz and early blues, and King Roy Wing will perform original folk and Americana. Beer from Caldera and Ninkasi brewing companies will be available, along with ciders from Apple Outlaw and 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Admission is $5 to $25 at the door, and all proceeds will benefit Rogue Farm Corps, a nonprofit committed to the next generation of farmers and ranchers. See roguefarmcorps.org for information.