Community Notes

ASHLAND SAFETY

Ashland Police Department

Friday 8:58 a.m. — Police and Ashland Fire & Rescue responded to an overdosed person in the 700 block of Oak Street. The 23-year-old woman voluntarily went with AFR for medical attention.

Friday 9:57 p.m. — Police investigated a report of a loud party in the 500 block of Rock Street that resulted in three juveniles issued citations for minor in possession of alcohol and one of the juveniles issued a citation for providing a place for minors to drink alcohol. Police additionally arrested and jailed a 20-year-old man for violating his probation and arrested an 18-year-old for trespassing, causing a detention warrant to be issued by the 18-year-old man's probation officer. The 18-year-old man was also transported and lodged at the Jackson County Jail.

Saturday 12:46 a.m. — Police arrested a 29-year-old man for driving under the influence of intoxicants during a traffic stop in the first block of Rose Avenue. He was transported to detox where he blew a .11 percent BAC and was cited and released.

Saturday 3:24 a.m. — Police contacted a 29-year-old man after observing him urinating in public in the area of North Pioneer Street and Lithia Way. The man had a warrant for his arrest out of Ashland, and was subsequently arrested. He was transported to Jackson County Jail and was lodged on the warrant and cited for urinating in public.

Saturday 1:01 p.m. — An 89-year-old man was found to have a suspended license at the corner of East Main and Fordyce streets. The man's vehicle was subsequently impounded.

Saturday 1:40 p.m. — A woman reported her cell phone stolen while at Standing Stone Brewery in the 100 block of Oak Street. Contact with the suspect is pending at this time.

Saturday 2:14 p.m. — Police assisted Southern Oregon University Campus Public Safety with a report of an intoxicated man sleeping on SOU property in the 400 block of Wightman Street. The man was transported to the Moore Center for detoxification after police determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He later blew a .249 percent BAC.

Saturday 2:58 a.m. — A known man was taken into protective custody and later released to a sober adult in the first block of East Main Street.

Saturday 10:31 p.m. — Police arrested a 28-year-old man after he was found to have a valid Jackson County warrant for failure to appear on a disorderly conduct charge. He was additionally found to be in possession of one and a half oxycodone pills. He was lodged at Jackson County Jail.

Sunday 2:42 a.m. — Police arrested a 23-year-old woman for driving under the influence of intoxicants in the 500 block of North Main Street. She was issued a citation and released to a sober adult.

Sunday 3:12 p.m. — Police cited and released a 42-year-old man for trespassing in the second degree at the Arco AM/PM convenience store in the 2300 block of Ashland Street.

Sunday 6:07 p.m. — Police investigated a sudden death in the Ashland area.

Sunday 10:51 p.m. — Police arrested a 28-year-old man for violating a restraining order in the 1600 block of Siskiyou Boulevard. The man was a suspect in an August 2009 assault case that the officer had handled, and the officer saw the man in a vehicle with the victim of that case. The officer knew that the man still had an active order prohibiting him from contacting the victim.

Ashland Fire & Rescue

Thursday 9:59 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services in the first block of Mt. Ashland Ski Road.

Thursday 8:03 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 5800 block of South Pacific Highway.

Friday 12:44 a.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 900 block of Mountain Meadows Circle.

Friday 6:28 a.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call on Northbound Interstate 5.

Friday 8:58 a.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 700 block of Oak Street.

Friday 12:07 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 1500 block of Siskiyou Boulevard.

Friday 12:18 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 900 block of Golden Aspen Place.

Friday 5:18 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 100 block of East Main Street.

Friday 9:58 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 100 block of Maple Street.

Saturday 12:10 a.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 200 block of Maple Street.

Saturday 11:28 a.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 100 block of North Third Street.

Saturday 11:55 a.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 900 block of Skylark Place.

Saturday 1:24 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 300 block of Suncrest Road.

Saturday 2:13 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 100 block of North Pacific Highway.

Saturday 3:07 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 1300 block of Tolman Creek Road.

Saturday 6:30 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 2700 block of East Main Street.

Saturday 7:08 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 500 block of Fernwood Drive.

Sunday 10:27 a.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 900 block of Skylark Place.

Sunday 6:07 p.m. — AFR performed a rescue during an emergency medical services incident in the 100 block of Hillcrest Street.

Sunday 9:36 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 900 block of Skylark Place.

Sunday 10:25 p.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 1200 block of Iowa Street.

Sunday 10:26 p.m. — AFR responded to a motor vehicle crash with no patient in the area of Morton and Iowa streets.

Monday 3:37 a.m. — AFR responded to an emergency medical services call in the 2200 block of McCall Drive.

Tickets

Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 8 p.m., Holiday Memories, sold out

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m. Holiday Memories, sold out

For tickets, call 482-2334

Camelot Theatre Company

Tuesday, Dec. 22, Secret Garden, 8 p.m., sold out

Wednesday, Dec. 23, Secret Garden, 8 p.m., sold out

Thursday, Dec. 24, Secret Garden, 2 p.m., matinee, sold out

Saturday, Dec. 26, Secret Garden, 8 p.m., very few

Sunday, Dec. 27, Secret Garden, 2 p.m., matinee, sold out

For tickets, call 535-5250.

Events

Benefit solstice concert

Vocalist Christine Williams and guitarist Ed Dunsavage plan a winter solstice celebration and CD release party for their debut recording, "Lazy Afternoon," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road. Admission is $15. A portion of proceeds from the evening will go to the Siskiyou Institute's Artists in the Schools program. Details: 488-3869 or e-mail info@siskiyouinstitute.com for reservations.

— Staff reports

Christmas Eve service

The Christmas Eve service at Grace Lutheran Church will feature award-winning Portland pianist John Nilsen at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 660 Frances Lane. Nilsen, formerly of Ashland, also will play at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. For directions or more information, call 482-1661.

Ice rink open

The Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink will be operational (weather permitting) through Feb. 28. The outdoor rink is located in downtown Ashland, around the corner from the Plaza and directly across from Lithia Park at 95 Winburn Way, corner of Nutley Street and Winburn Way.

Skate rentals accommodate toddler size 9 to adult 13. The rink can also rent adjustable skate trainers for first-time skaters or those needing a little support. Skaters should come prepared to skate, as there are no changing rooms.

The rink is open to the public for recreational and hockey skating. For more information, prices, daily schedule, and extended holiday schedules, visit www.ashland.or.us/icerink, call the ice rink directly at 488-9189, or call the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department at 488-5340.

Free showing of "Up"

Watch a free showing of the movie "Up," rated PG, on Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Another collaboration of Pixar and Disney, this animated film tells the story of 78-year old Carl Fredricksen, who ties thousands of balloons to his home, hoping to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America.

This free movie is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. Snacks will be provided. For more information, please call 774-6996.

Global Peace Dance

On New Year's Eve from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Headwaters Building, 4th and C streets, the public is invited to participate in a joyous annual Ashland tradition with dances of universal peace in its 16th year of celebration. These easily learned dances and songs are an interfaith celebration of people's common divine inheritance.

Ashland Sufi Heart Circle's local event aligns with many similar circles throughout the world. All are welcome to attend. Admission is a $5 to $10 requested donation. For more information, call 482-4902.

Aromatherapy workshop

Ashland Community Hospital will hold a workshop about the application of aromatherapy in health care from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 30 and when the program is repeated on Feb. 27. There is a one-hour break for lunch, and attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch or purchase one from the ACH cafeteria. The class will be held on both dates in Conference Room 1 & 2 at the hospital, 280 Maple St. The morning sessions on Jan. 30 and Feb. 27 cover "Aromatherapy: Basics for Use in Health Care," while the afternoon sessions cover "Aromatherapy: Methods of Administration" and a hands-on lab. The workshop costs $60 with a special early-bird rate of $50 for those who register by Dec. 31. Materials and essential oils are included in the fee. The class instructor is Deonne Wright, RN, a nationally registered aromatherapist through the Aromatherapy Registration Council and a member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. Certificates of class participation will be provided at the end showing hours completed.

For more information or to register to attend on either date, contact Patty Adams at 201-4482 or padams@ashlandhospital.org. Space is limited.

Food Bank

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

Cereal

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. Call 488-9544.

ongoing:

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 www.ashlandsufi.com or call Khalil at 482-4902.

Nature Story Time

The Northwest Nature Shop offers a free weekly nature story time for children of all ages every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the shop, 154 Oak St. Attendees are invited to make themselves comfortable in the toy room as kids are delighted with stories of bugs, bears, birds, jungles and more. For more information, call 482-3241.

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 travischaney@jeffnet.org.

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 info@jacksonwellsprings.com.

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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