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Food donation brings free Mount Ashland lift tickets

Skiers and snowboarders who bring five cans of food to Mount Ashland Sunday for ACCESS Food Share will receive free all-day lift tickets.

To receive a free lift ticket for the day, April 7, participants should bring the food to an ACCESS service truck, which will be parked in the Mt. Ashland Ski Area parking lot near the lodge. Recommended foods include peanut butter, canned tuna, canned meat, canned vegetables, fruits and beans. Other suggestions include rice, pasta, cold and hot cereals, soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese, flour and oats.

All-day lift tickets are good from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regularly cost $43 for those 13 and older and $33 for kids 7 to 12 on the weekend (kids under 6 and seniors 62 and older are admitted free).

People also may make a financial donations to ACCESS online at Click the "Donate Now" button, and enter "Snow" in the dedication field ("on behalf of"). For each dollar donated, ACCESS can provide five meals, or approximately five pounds of food, for local residents experiencing hunger.

Learn about Google tools for genealogy projects

The Jackson County Genealogy Library will offer a lesson on how Google can help researchers with genealogy projects.

The class is from 10:30 a.m. to noon today, at 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford.

Instructor Barbara Basden will discuss several of the available web-based tools, which alert genealogists to new information about their ancestors and can offer unlimited storage space for their research.

The class costs $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Call 541-512-2340 to reserve a spot.

Fashion show will benefit scholarship at SOU

The Alpha Lambda Chapter of ESA International will hold a fashion show and dessert at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, to raise money for the Bun Young Scholarship at Southern Oregon University. The event will be held at the Meadows Community Center, 555 Freeman Road, Central Point. The show is presented by Christopher and Banks and tickets will be $12. It is open to the public.

Ashland Kiwanis members clean up trash Saturday

Members of the Ashland Kiwanis Club will clean up refuse and trash along Ashland Street from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Volunteers will be working between intersection of Ashland Street and Siskiyou Boulevard to Crowson Road. The public is invited to stop by and visit with a Kiwanis volunteer during the clean-up.

For more information, call 541-488-0532, or visit

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