Best Bets: Aug. 21-28

Thursday, Aug. 21

Lithia Park Nature Walks: Take a 90-minute walk through Ashland's Lithia Park and discuss the trees, flowers, birds and history of the park with a trained naturalist.

When: 10 a.m. Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays through Sept. 28.

Where: Meet and the park's entrance on the Ashland Plaza.

Admission: Free. No registration is required.

Info: Call 541-488-5340 for information.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Band du Pays — featuring singer Kacie Garner, alto and soprano sax player Stephen Gagne, bassist Merrill Smith, guitarist Tony Brussat and drummer Bryan Jeffs — will perform jazz and swing standards for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent. Admission is $12. Call 541-535-7957 or see

Saturday, Aug. 23

Find fresh flowers, crafts, produce, plants, baked goods, artisan cheeses, locally raised meats and live music are available at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market in Ashland. It's from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Oak Street, between East Main Street and Lithia Way, Ashland. See

Saturday, Aug. 23

The outdoor Lithia Artisans arts-and-crafts market features fine art and a variety of wares by local artists and artisans and live music by regional musicians from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays on the Calle Guanajuato pedestrian walkway behind the Ashland Plaza. Call 541-301-9811 or see

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Create your own souvenir Tudor Guild artwork using the centuries-old technique of brass rubbing, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays in the Bill Patton Garden behind the Allen Elizabethan Theatre at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Volunteers from OSF's Tudor Guild will guide participants in the technique. The cost is $5 to $25 depending on the size of the work. Call 541-482-0940. Large groups should call in advance for reservations.

Friday, Aug. 29

Aerial dancer Noemi Fallu will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Le Cirque Center, 280 E. Hersey St., Ashland. Born in Montreal, Fallu was a member of the National Circus School of Montreal.Tickets cost $15, $10 for students, and can be purchased at the center or at Music Coop. Call 541-301-6804 for information.


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