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Providence is looking for hospice volunteers

Providence Hospice is looking for people to become trained hospice volunteers.

Volunteers support hospice patients and their loved ones in a variety of ways. Approximately 28 hours of training is provided and one year of service is requested of the volunteer.

Training will start Thursday and will finish March 15.

Training runs from 6 to 9 p.m. March 6-7, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 8. Training for a second session begins March 13-14 from 6 to 9 p.m., and wraps up March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact the Providence Hospice volunteer coordinator at 732-6532 for information and the March training schedule.

Author Paula Sohl will discuss her book, "Resurrecting Eve: Women of Faith Challenge the Fundamentalist Agenda," written with Roberta Pughe, during Author Night at the Ashland Library.

The talk will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

The authors say Eve's bold, self-directed and inquisitive nature is a model for women today who have been negatively affected by oppressive and hierarchical fundamentalism in religion.

Author Night is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. For more information, call 774-6996.

ASHLAND — A new set of free computer classes will be held at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., during March.

All classes are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday mornings. The March classes are an advanced set and require basic mouse skills. On March 6 will be "Internet II," using search functions to explore the Internet. March 13 features searching the Library Catalog and connecting to your patron account. March 20 is "E-mail II," using advanced e-mail features. March 27 is "Word Processing II," advanced word processing features.

All classes require a reservation and they fill quickly, so call 774-6996 to sign up or stop by the reference desk.

Sahara Bellydancers is offering a scholarship to community members interested in taking belly dance classes with Tiazza, a professional belly dancer from Morocco and the artistic director and choreographer of Sahara Bellydancers.

The scholarship guarantees free classes for all levels for a year. The application process is renewable yearly.

For an application, contact Tiazza at 541-210-8471, e-mail tiazza@tiazza.com or go to www.tiazza.com. The application deadline is March 22.