Ashland Calendar: April 7

Saturday, April 7
Music Lecture: Dr. Matt Goodrich will offer a lecture and demonstration “The Whole Performer: Intention and Movement in Musical Performance,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, in the Choir Room of Southern Oregon University’s Music Department, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Dr. Goodrich will be focusing on “The Alexander Technique,” a way of learning how to get rid of negative tension in the body in order to maximize ease in playing your instrument. Admission is free. Call 541
535-2089.
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.
T.J. Elton: Multi-instrumentalist and singer T.J. Elton and company will play a mix of hit songs at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Sunday, April 8
Access Food Drive: Lift tickets for skiers and snowboarders will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Mt. Ashland Ski Resort, 1 Mt. Ashland Ski Road. Bring a donation of five non-perishable food items. See accesshelps.org or call 541-779-6691.
Mindfulness Group: Charlotte Nuessle will lead a free meditation session focused on seating and walking meditation, mindfulness and other meditation techniques at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or see www.jcls.org.
Bad Film Society: The 2018 Ashland Co-dependent Film Festival ­— presented by the Bad Film Society — endeavors to make a complete mockery of the 2018 Ashland Independent Film Festival with a screening of “The Independent,” a 2000 mockumentary about independent filmmaker Morty Fineman, played by Jerry Stiller. Responsible for more than 400 movies, Fineman faces mounting debt. He puts his heart and last dime into a feature film about a serial killer. To obtain rights to the killer’s tale, the film must be a musical. The film features Janeane Garofalo and gimmicky cameos by Ron Howard, Roger Corman, Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Karen Black and adult film star Ginger Lynn. Also look for a 26-minute film, “Las Rojas,” about an actor in the 1990s who played hundreds of roles as men, women and children and crated a four-hour production with a camcorder in his parents’ living room. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge. Use the entrance on Will Dodge Way, between Lithia Way and East Main Street. Bring any bad DVDs, tapes or books you want to give away and a dish for a potluck dinner. Admission is $4.
Company and Clark Dancers: The dance company, choreographed and directed by Tina Clark, will present “Generations,” a performance featuring nine members of the company, students from Clark’s Community Dance School, eight guest artists, including Robin Bryan, and community members, at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at communitydanceschool.com. Tickets will be $15 at the door.
Isabelle Demers: Organist Isabelle Demers of the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present “From Buxtehude to Harry Potter,” a program of music by Dietrich Buxtehude, John Williams and Olivier Messiaen, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in the Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Students will be admitted free.
Savanna: Guitarist Liz Jones, percussionist Anna Christensen and upright bass player Bob Rawlings will perform originals penned by Jones, along with classic country and western, ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock, soul, reggae and blues at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Monday, April 9
Library Story Time: Story times for babies, toddlers and children are available Mondays through Fridays at branches of Jackson County libraries. See jcls.org.
Art Exhibit: Artist Ruth Resch will present an ehibit of her art works, “Into the Wilderness,” through Friday, April 27, at the US Bank, 30 N. Second St., Ashland. Resch’s work includes paintings, mono prints and a variety of drawings.
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 see 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.
Cuba Film Series: The documentary “Mountain of Light,” the story of Cuban doctors who visited several countries that needed medical help, will be screening at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-482-8915 for information.
Poetry Reading: Barry Kraft will read poetry by W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Barrett, Robert Browning, Billy Collins and others at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Tuesday, April 10
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.
Tech Talk: Tech Talks are held at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-774-6996 or visit the library’s reference desk to register. See jcls.org.
Children’s Movies: Free kids’ films are shown at 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Free snacks are 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 11
History Lecture: Historian Larry Smith will present “Goldmines to Woodlands Trails: Protecting Historic Jacksonville’s Natural Heritage” at noon Wednesday, April 11, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Learn how the Jacksonville Woodlands Association stitched together 21 historic properties and established 16 miles of trails within its National Historic Landmark City and more. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.
Safety Presentation: Ron Kohl, retired detective and Crime Prevention Specialist with Ashland Police Department will give a free presentation “Personal Safety, “ from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Ashland Senior Center, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland. Learn safety tips that work at home, while using the ATM, traveling and more. 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.
Bird Presentation: Lean about a birds that are year-round residents of the Rogue Valley and some that migrate through the region from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $15. Register by calling 541-488-6606 or at ashland.or.us/register.
Author Talk: Stephen Most, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, will discuss his book “Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary,” as well as his latest film about wildfires and changing weather, “Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests and the Future,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.
Peter Herzog: Blues artist Pete Herzog will play original, back-porch style blues at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.

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