A celebration of advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities is planned at 5 p.m. Friday in the community classroom at Ashland Food Co-op, 195 A St., Ashland.

A celebration of advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities is planned at 5 p.m. Friday in the community classroom at Ashland Food Co-op, 195 A St., Ashland.

The party is sponsored by DUDE, Disability United for Direct Empowerment, and will include refreshments, a silent auction, raffle, prizes, awards and music, including Afro-Cuban drumming by Sue Lundquist and performances by River's Invitation, Bill Lawson, Chums of Chance and Ax Prince.

Those who would like to donate to the event may call 779-5151 or e-mail dudeoregon@yahoo.com.

— Staff reports