Community Notes


Camelot Theatre Company

Friday, Feb. 7, Driving Miss Daisy (director's night), 8 p.m., many

Saturday, Feb. 8, Driving Miss Daisy, 8 p.m., many

Sunday, Feb. 9, Driving Miss Daisy, 2 p.m., very few

Camelot Theatre is located at the corner of Talent Avenue and Main Street in Talent. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, by phone at 541-535-5250, or online at

Food Bank

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

Cereal, cooking oil and hearty soups

The food bank welcomes donations of extra garden produce. The food bank is located at 560 Clover Lane. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of each month. Call 541-488-9544.


Emma Rose Parker

Ashland Kiwanis has named Emma Rose Parker as its December 2013 Student of the Month. Parker, born in Ashland, has found a good balance between school, music, sports, and the animal kingdom (in particular, the reptile world). In school, she enjoys science and math — so much so that she added Statistics and AP Calculus to her schedule this year. She also enjoys her English classes. Emma discovered her aptitude for music during her early adolescent years. She started taking piano lessons at age seven, and this later blossomed into violin lessons, as well as self-taught guitar and mandolin. Complementing her love of music, Parker joined the AHS Honor Choir.

Rounding out her school experience has been her joining the cross country team, which turned out to be a new passion. Parker earned varsity letters three of the four years she has been on the team. Along with one of her classmates, she earned Scholar Athlete of the Year in the fall of her junior year.

Parker has been fortunate to do some traveling with her family. While in Australia and New Zealand, at the age of 4, she discovered a fascination with reptiles and amphibians. After that experience, it became Parker's goal of becoming a herpetologist so that she could study these animals the rest of her life. She even co-authored a paper with her father that was published in a journal.

Parker has been accepted to Davidson College in North Carolina, and plans to do research in the Herpetology Lab there next year.

A senior student from the Ashland High School is honored each month during the school year. Each student of the month receives an award certificate and $50 in cash. During the month of May, 2014, two of the nine monthly winners for the current school year will be further honored with the $1,000 Tommy Laird Kiwanis College scholarship.

To learn more about Ashland Kiwanis, visit or call 541-488-0532.

You Should Know

Tudor Guild volunteers

Tudor Guild, a volunteer organization to support the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, invites prospective members to find out about the organization at an informational meeting Monday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held in the members lounge on the bricks at OSF, to the right of the Bowmer Theatre and through the iron gate. Tudor Guild makes significant financial contributions to OSF through the operation of the Tudor Guild Gift Shop and concessions in the theatres. The men and women of Tudor Guild, coming from as far away as Central Point, Medford and Jacksonville, participate in a variety of activities and benefits. For further information contact Audrey at 541-482-7261.

Grape Fair volunteers

The Talent Chamber of Commerce is seeking support and volunteers for the June 20-22 Southern Oregon Grape Fair.

An organizing session for the Grape Fair Committee is set for noon Thursday, Feb. 13, at Talent City Hall, 110 E. Main St.

The June event is designed to celebrate the variety of products derived from local vineyards.

The festival will kick off with the Talent Art & Music Festival and feature vendor booths, live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, wine tasting and a bicycle race.

For information, call Melissa Wagy at 541-941-3604.

— Staff reports

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