Peace House celebrates 25 years

Ashland-based Peace House is celebrating its 25th year by throwing a party. Musicians and performers will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland.

As part of the evening's festivities, Peace House will honor the creators of Ashland's Railroad District Peace Fence: Jean Bakewell, Kay Cutter, Nancy Bardos, Nancy Parker, Kate Geary and Jan Rice. Peace House also will recognize those artists and creators who made a panel for the fence.

The Concert and variety show will feature many regional artists:

The Rogue Valley Peace Choir Ensemble recently back from performing at the Folk Life Festival in Seattle

Peace Choir Ensemble director Dave Marston will perform Beatles' songs with fellow Nowhere Men musician David Gabriel who has performed with Siskiyou Singers, Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, The Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Camelot Theatre, Rogue Music Theater, Rogue Opera and Oregon Stage Works.

The Hamazons are an improv comedy troupe featuring Kyndra Laughery, Carolyn Myers, Eve Smyth and Cil Stengel.

The husband and wife team of Steve and Lynn Fain sings songs ranging from the sacred to folk, country, and popular accompanied by the stand-up bass.

Singer/songwriter Lucie Scheuer has sung at folk festivals across the U.S. and Canada and performed in the U.K., Australia and Russia.

Poet and author Ron Hertz will recite selections from his poetry. Hertz was a high school English teacher for more than 30 years.

Kenton Gould, oboe and English horn musician, plays oboe and English horn with the North State Symphony and will play "Amazing Grace."

Banjo Bill, recently named "Official Old Time Banjo Player" of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, will play songs of the 1800s. He also plays harmonica, spoons, jaw harp and washboard.

A raffle and silent auction will round out the evening. Proceeds will benefit Peace House and honor those who work for peace.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Peace House members and $5 for seniors and students. Children are admitted free. Tickets are available at Sound Peace, Northwest Nature Shop, Music Coop, and Bookwagon New and Used Books, Ashland, and at the door. Call 482-9265

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