Ashland Calendar: April 17

Tuesday, April 17
Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market: Fresh and organic produce, crafts and food trucks 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.
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 18
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.
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.
Poetry Reading: Rogue Valley Poets will present a reading from their new anthology, “Light Rising,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Gresham Room at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Admission is free. A collaboration of thirty-six poems by fourteen southern Oregon poets, copies of “Light Rising” will be offered without cost, with the hope that each reader will pass it on. Call 541-774-6980.
Doug Warner: Singer and songwriter Doug Warner will perform his original blues compositions at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Thursday, April 19
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.
Native Plant Society: Paul Torrence, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and was an investigator at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, will present “Molecules of Nature: Biodiversity, the Sixth Mass Extinction and the Future of Medicine” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Room 161 of the Science Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Call 860-878-2049 or email at alexis.brickner@gmail.com.
Author Talk: Antionette Kennedy will discuss her book “Far From Home: A Memoir“ at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 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.
Jeff Stanley and Jeffri Carrington: The guitar and vocal duo will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Friday, April 20
Science Lecture: Paul Torrence, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and was an investigator at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, will present “Molecules of Nature: Biodiversity, the Sixth Mass Extinction and the Future of Medicine,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Room 151 in the Science Building on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Dr. Torrence will present an argument for nature’s critical role in providing medicines for humanity and how that irreplaceable service is threatened by extinction crisis. Learn about how maintaining nature’s biodiversity can impact health and medical sciences. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-552-6341.
Poetry Reading: Poet Linda Millemann will read from her book “And These Few Precious Days,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.
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, April 20, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Tutunov Piano Series: Steinway Artist and internationally acclaimed pianist Peter Serkin will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Sebastian Bach at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Students will be admitted free.
Saturday, April 21
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.
Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.wordpress.com.
Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, to get them vaccinated. Vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims also are available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Call 541-774-6654.
Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive in-depth introduction to “Manahatta” at noon Saturday, April 21, 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.
Family Game Day: Play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.
Contra Dance: Dances are held the third Saturday of every month at the Grove, 1195 E. Main St., Ashland. Beginners instruction begins at 7 p.m. and dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. No perfumes or scented oils, and clean bodies and clothes are encouraged. Admission is $10, $6 for students. Call 541-488-0679 or 541-482-7751 or email at info@socontra.org.

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