Community Notes


Ashland Police Department

Thursday, 2:39 a.m. — Police stopped a driver for a traffic violation. He blew a BAC of 0.23 percent and was arrested for DUII.

Thursday, 7:34 p.m. — Police responded to Market of Choice, where a store security officer was detaining a man for shoplifting $8.68 worth of merchandise. The man was cited for theft.

Thursday, 10:57 p.m. — Police arrested a man on a warrant charging parole violation on the original charge of ID theft. The man provided a false name and was lodged at the Jackson County jail on the warrant and the additional charge of providing false information to an officer.

Thursday, 10:57 p.m. — Police found several liquor law violations occurring at an event at the Historic Ashland Armory and documented the violations for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Friday, 2:48 a.m. — Police stopped a driver for a traffic violation. He blew a BAC of 0.14 percent and was arrested for DUII.

Food Bank

The Ashland Emergency Food Bank this week is in need of:


The food bank is at 2200 Ashland St., P.O. Box 3578. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of each month. For information call 488-9544.


Camelot Theatre Company

Friday, Nov. 20, Spotlight on Karen Carpenter, 8 p.m., few

Saturday, Nov. 21, Spotlight on Karen Carpenter, 8 p.m., few

Sunday, Nov. 22, Spotlight on Karen Carpenter, 2 p.m., very few

For tickets, call 535-5250.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Friday, Nov. 20, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., many

Saturday, Nov. 21, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., few

Sunday, Nov. 22, Holiday Memories, 1 p.m., very few

Sunday, Nov. 22, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., many

Tuesday, Nov. 24, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., many

Wednesday, Nov. 25, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., many

Friday, Nov. 27, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., sold out

For tickets, call 488-2902.


Amy Goodman in Ashland

Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of the radio/TV news hour "Democracy Now!," is on a national speaking tour to mark the show's 13th anniversary and launch her new book, "Breaking the Sound Barrier." Goodman will give a talk at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Southern Oregon University's Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 and available at Bloomsbury Books. The talk will benefit Southern Oregon Public Television, and Goodman will host a live broadcast of Democracy Now! from SOPTV studios in Medford at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23. For more information, call 779-0808.

Community radio station KSKQ has exclusive distribution of tickets to a unique meet and greet with Goodman at 6 p.m. before the Sunday lecture in the Corral Room at SOU. This event will be professionally catered using local food, wine, beer and chocolate. Tickets to this event cost $100 and include a ticket to the main lecture (value $10) and a one-year membership to KSKQ (value $50). Tickets can be purchased from via PayPal. For more information, call 482-3999.

Waldorf Winter Faire

The Siskiyou School invites the public to join them for Waldorf Winter Faire at 631 Clay St. on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include puppeteers, storytelling, candle dipping, henna art, window stars, pocket people, the "crystal cookie room," musical entertainment, lunch in the Winter Berry Café and shopping for handcrafted gifts in the North Pole Store. For more information, call 482-8223.

Book & Author Fair

The 2009 Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main St. More than 50 authors will sell and autograph their books. Admission is free. For more information and to see a list of participating authors, visit

Crawford memorial

Friends of 1996 Ashland High graduate Kipp Crawford and his family are invited to a memorial gathering on Monday, Nov. 23. This no-host event will be held at Standing Stone Brewery from 6 to 8 p.m. The celebration of Kipp's life will include music and sharing remembrances.

Parks meeting

The Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St.

Thanksgiving service

A community-wide Thanksgiving service is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ashland Christian Fellowship, on the corner of Oak and Hersey streets. A special offering will be taken to help Ashland's homeless community. For more information, call 482-8539 Monday through Thursday mornings.

Interfaith Thanksgiving

The 26th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith service will be held on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. in Wesley Hall, at the First United Methodist Church of Ashland, corner of North Main and Laurel streets. More than a dozen traditions will be represented. This year's topic is "Honoring oneness in diversity." The event is free and all are welcome. For more information, contact David Gabriel at 944-6450 or, Norma Burton at 601-6163 or, or Rev. Ruth Tipler at 482-1025

— Staff reports

Holiday open house

The Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., will hold a free holiday open house with book signing, magic shows, storytelling and wine and food tasting on Friday, Nov. 27. Local magician Magical Michael will give a magic show at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Author Pepper Trail will present and sign his new book, "Shifting Patterns, Meditations of Climate Change in Oregon's Rogue Valley." Author Rick Bennett will sign his new book, "A Rare Botanical Legacy, The Contributions of Ruby and Arthur Van Deventer." For more information, call 482-3241 or go to

30th Annual Harvest of Fine Woodworking

The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild presents its 30th Annual Fine Woodworking Show, Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 27 through 29 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Great Hall. Twenty members will exhibit an artful display of styles and pieces made from local, domestic and imported wood. There will also be elegant furniture, musical instruments , carvings and turned bowls. Admission is free. The show opens daily at 10 a.m., and closes at 7 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

7th annual Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale

There will be a holiday arts and crafts sale from 4 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Morning Glory Restaurant, 1149 Siskiyou Blvd. This is a special event with crafts, art, gifts, food and drinks, and more. There is no admission fee, and the event is open to the community

Book and gift sale

The Friends of the Talent Library will hold a gently used holiday book and gift sale on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Talent Branch Library, 101 Home St. For more information, call 535-4163.

Giving Tree

The Ashland Library Children's Department invites the community to hang new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and even socks on the Giving Tree at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., until Saturday, Dec. 5.

A Giving Tree is a tree that offers gifts to those who need them. This year, the gifts will be presented to all of the children attending Ashland's two Head Start programs. These programs serve approximately 150 children.

The library will again host a special gifting event to Head Start with the assistance of several Ashland High School Advanced Spanish-class students, who will read storybooks, and the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, who will provide healthy snacks.

The children range in sizes and ages, so any size or style of gift will be appreciated. For further information, call the Ashland Branch Library at 774-6995.

Youth art contest

Soroptimist International of Ashland invites girls and boys in grades K-12 to enter the "Live Your Dream" Art Contest, with entries mailed by Dec. 4 to Peggy Cossolius, 395 Ashland Loop Road, Ashland, OR 97520.

Entrants will draw a picture of a living woman who inspires them, and in 50 words or less, they will write why she inspires them. Local winners will receive recognition at Soroptimist International Ashland's March meeting. All entries will also be sent to the national competition, where national winners will receive $100 for themselves and their schools. Visit for rules and entry form.

Children's OSF audition

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will hold auditions for children for the 2010 production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Needed are two girls and one boy, loud and outgoing, ages 6 to 11. Rehearsals start Jan. 5, and the show closes July 4, 2010, with 46 performances. There is pay. For audition information, call Susan Whitmore at 482-2111 ext. 298.

Bizarre bazaar

MAda Shell Gallery will hold a "Holiday Bizarre Bazaar," a holiday craft fair featuring 10 local artisans and artists with unique and unusual handmade gifts, music and other entertainment to create a festive holiday ambiance. There will also be a hands-on craft table for children and adults. MAda Shell Gallery is located on the Ashland plaza at 27 Main St. No. 7.

The bazaar will be open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. from Nov. 27 to Dec. 19 as well as from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 to Dec. 23.

For more information e-mail or call 324-9036.

Tribute to light

To celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the discovery of electric light, the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library will host "Light! — A Tribute to the Miracle of Electric Lighting," an exhibit of unusual selections from the lightbulb collection of RVML's Director Jordan Pease. The exhibit opens First Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through December. RVML is located at 258 A St. For more information, call 552-9119 or see

'Souper' fundraiser

Pasta Piatti will again sponsor a "souper" fundraiser for the Ashland Peace Wall on First Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the plaza. A chef will be serving hot turkey chili and freshly baked cornbread for a suggested donation of $5 per bowl (children under 12 are free). Receipts fund the Peace Wall, a community art work located in front of the library. Two mosaic panels have been installed, but $17,000 is needed to complete the remaining six. Donations, which are fully tax deductible, can be made payable to Peace House with Peace Wall on the notation line and mailed to Peace House, P.O. Box 524, Ashland, OR 97520. For more information, call 482-1802.

12th Annual Musicians Swap Meet

At 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 6, there will be a musicians swap meet at the Bellview Grange Hall, 1040 Tolman Creek Rd. Attendees will be able to buy, sell or trade new, used and vintage music gear. Admission is $1, and kids 12 and under are free.

Costs for sellers are $20 to rent a large table or $12 for a small table. For more information, or to order a table at the event, call Tom at 482-4830 or email

Conservation Forum

On Dec. 17 at noon at the Ashland Community Center, the conservation forum will feature Pepper Trail, a noted local ornithologist. Trail will share the work accomplished to set aside over 23,000 acres of land as wilderness in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and how this project benefits the region.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit, email or call 482-3069.


Senior Savour

Senior Savour, a drop-in gathering at the Talent Community Center on Main Street, is taking place every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October 2010. The group aims to create a comely atmosphere for an active program of games, knitting, tea and cookies, poetry, birthday month celebrations, guest speakers/entertainers and more. For more information, call Jill Iles 535-9827.

A Sufi Evening

People are invited to join Ashland Sufi Heart Circle for group practices in the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis, the first Thursday of every month, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd. $10 suggested donation. For more information see or call Khalil at 482-4902.

Nature Story Time

The Northwest Nature Shop offers a weekly nature story time for children of all ages every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St. For information call 482-3241. Free.

Alzheimer's support

The Alzheimer's Association support groups meets the second Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at Ashland Community Hospital, 280 Maple St., conference room 2. For more information, contact Sheila Ettlich at 488-0962.

"Getting Started: Alzheimer's Resources and Planning Ahead" is held the third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library. For more information, call 774-9348.

Scrabble Club

The Ashland Scrabble Club meets at The Beanery, 1602 Ashland St., Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. All levels of expertise. Call Travis at 227-9633 or

No wheels, no meals.

Food and Friends are in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals in Rogue River, Jacksonville and Central Point. Volunteers are also needed to help out at meal sites.

Food and Friends and its volunteers work hard to assure that hundreds of homebound seniors are provided one hot meal daily, Monday through Friday.

Volunteers usually commit to one day a week, 9:30 a.m. to noon. To volunteer please call Paula Seitz at 734-9505.

for summer:

Farmers markets

Purchase fresh, locally grown fruit, produce and plants with the addition of a new Saturday Market downtown.

The new market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at First Street and Lithia Way every Saturday through October.

Other markets are open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Ashland Armory and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Medford Armory on South PacificHighway just south of Stewart from mid-March through Nov. 20.

Saturday artisans market

Every Saturday this summer Jackson Wellsprings will host a Saturday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring local artisans, live music, local produce, handcrafts, imports, jewelry, collectibles, food, a sauna, hot springs and swimming. Sellers can get a space for $10 each. For more information, call 482-3776 or e-mail

Growers market

The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Ashland Armory (corner of East Main and Wightman) and every Thursday at the Medford Armory (on South Pacific Highway just south of Stewart) through Nov. 13.

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