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Ashland Police Department

Tuesday 5:24 a.m. — Someone turned in a found bicycle to police. The bike was stored at the Ashland Police Department.

Tuesday 9:53 a.m. — A girl was lodged at the juvenile detention hall because she violated her probation.

Tuesday 10:50 a.m. — Police cited a boy in the 200 block of Palm Avenue for being in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Tuesday 11:50 a.m. — A 28-year-old man drove his van onto the cemetery lawn in the 1800 block of Ashland Street and crashed into a tree. The man then drove to his home in the 700 block of Faith Street, where police arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to perform the duties of a driver and criminal mischief.

Tuesday 1:40 p.m. — Police arrested a 20-year-old man on an outstanding warrant.

Wednesday 12:48 p.m. — Police arrested a 27-year-old man in the 100 block of Wightman Street on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants. The man gave police his brother's name, so police also charged him with providing false information to police. He was lodged at the Jackson County Jail.

Food Bank

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


The food bank is at 2200 Ashland St., P.O. Box 3578. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of each month. For information call 488-9544.


Camelot Theatre Company

Thursday, Nov. 19, Spotlight on Karen Carpenter, 8 p.m., few

Friday, Nov. 20, Spotlight on Karen Carpenter, 8 p.m., few

Saturday, Nov. 21, Spotlight on Karen Carpenter, 8 p.m., few

Sunday, Nov. 22, Spotlight on Karen Carpenter, 2 p.m., very few

Fo r tickets, call 535-5250.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m., Holiday Memories, many

Thursday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m., Holiday Memories, many

For tickets, call 488-2902.


Greeting card party

The Sisterhood of Temple Emek Shalom will host a "Greeting Card Party" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St. Participants can enjoy desserts, wine and cheese while meeting new friends and creating a box filled with gift cards to use or to give as gifts. Cost is $20 per person at the door and covers all materials and instruction. To RSVP, e-mail Emily Bernhardt at antem415@yahoo.com. For more information, call 488-2909.

French Club dinner at SOU

Francophones and Francophiles will celebrate the annual French Club dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Stevenson Union's Rogue River Room at Southern Oregon University. Tickets are $6 for students and SOU staff and $9 for other community members and must be purchased in advance at Paddington Station downtown or at the Raider Aid on the SOU campus.

The event brings together French-speaking community members as well as students studying French; however participants do not need to speak French to enjoy this event. The dinner consists of a five-course meal prepared entirely from scratch by French and SOU students. This year's head chef is David Alexander, who studied in Lyon, France, and hopes to become a professional chef. Many local merchants donate produce or other food to the event. For more information, contact Marianne Golding at 552-6741 or golding@sou.edu.

Film presentation

A presentation and film by the nonprofit group Invisible Children will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Center, Fourth and C streets. The talks and film are part of the group's attempt to raise awareness of the atrocities in Uganda, including the kidnapping of young children forced to become soldiers. The group is traveling from San Diego to Alaska. The presentation is sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Climate change discussion

The League of Woman Voters of Ashland will discuss climate change on Friday, Nov. 20 at the Ashland Library downstairs in the Gresham Room. Join Jim McGinnis and Melanie Mindlin from Transition Town of Ashland for a brown bag lunch at 11:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at noon. McGinnis serves on the city's Conservation Commission, and Mindlin serves on the Planning Commission. They will explain the Transition Town concept, what inspired them to be part of the movement and opportunities for participation. Following, Pam Vavra, director of voters services, will give an update on the upcoming statewide January 2010 special election that will ask citizens to vote on Measures 66 and 67, which support the state legislature's recommendations to balance our state budget.

Amy Goodman in Ashland

Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of the radio/TV news hour "Democracy Now!," is on a national speaking tour to mark the show's 13th anniversary and launch her new book, "Breaking the Sound Barrier." Goodman will give a talk at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Southern Oregon University's Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 and available at Bloomsbury Books. The talk will benefit Southern Oregon Public Television, and Goodman will host a live broadcast of Democracy Now! from SOPTV studios in Medford at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23. For more information, call 779-0808.

Community radio station KSKQ has exclusive distribution of tickets to a unique meet and greet with Goodman at 6 p.m. before the Sunday lecture in the Corral Room at SOU. This event will be professionally catered using local food, wine, beer and chocolate. Tickets to this event cost $100 and include a ticket to the main lecture (value $10) and a one-year membership to KSKQ (value $50). Tickets can be purchased from www.kskq.org via PayPal. For more information, call 482-3999.

Weekend satsang

Marlies Cocheret will be at the Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd., on Friday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both events are open to men and women, and will include silent meditation, spiritual talks and time for questions. The cost for Friday's session is $12, and Saturday's day-long silent retreat is $65. Payment will be accepted at the door. On Sunday, Nov. 22, Marlies will join with Sarah Rose Marshanks to offer a co-ed embody satsang involving movement at The Studio, 217 Fourth St., from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for this event is based on a sliding scale, $15 to $20. Marlies will also be available to meet individually by appointment. For more information, please contact Mariann Rodriguez at 488-3503, or mrodriguez@jeffnet.org.

Boy Scouts food drive

Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs from the area launched their annual Scouting for Food drive Saturday, Nov. 14. Scouts hung instructional door tags on every house in Ashland. Donated food will be picked up by the Scouts on Saturday, Nov. 21. Place non-perishable food items in a bag in plain sight in front of your house to be picked up. Donations will be delivered to Ashland Emergency Food Bank to support local families in need.

For information call the Food Bank at 488-9544 or Troop 112 Assistant Scoutmaster Jeff Jones at 488-0178.

Waldorf Winter Faire

The Siskiyou School invites the public to join them for Waldorf Winter Faire at 631 Clay St. on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festivities focus on the joy of the season and activities include puppeteers, storytelling, candle dipping, henna art, window stars, pocket people, and the "crystal cookie room." People can enjoy a variety of musical entertainment, lunch and other treats in the Winter Berry Café and shop for beautiful handcrafted gifts in the North Pole Store. For more information, call 482-8223.

Book & Author Fair

The 2009 Southern Oregon Book and Author Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Ashland Springs Hotel, 212 E. Main Street. There will be more than 50 authors selling and autographing their books. Admission is free. For more information and to see a list of participating authors, visit wwww.southernoregonbookfair.com

Crawford memorial

Friends of 1996 Ashland High graduate Kipp Crawford and his family are invited to a memorial gathering on Monday, Nov. 23. This no-host event will be held at Standing Stone Brewery from 6 to 8 p.m. The celebration of Kipp's life will include music and sharing remembrances.

— Staff reports

Thanksgiving service

A community-wide Thanksgiving service is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 25 (from 7 to 8:30 p.m.) at the Ashland Christian Fellowship, located on the corner of Oak and Hersey streets. A special offering will be taken to help Ashland's homeless community. For more information, call 482-8539 Monday through Thursday mornings.

Interfaith Thanksgiving service

The 26th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith service will be held this year on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26, from 10 A.M in Wesley Hall, at the First United Methodist Church of Ashland, 175 N. Main St. (corner of N. Main and Laurel streets).

More than a dozen traditions will be represented. This year's topic: "Honoring oneness in diversity."

The event is free and all are welcome.

For more information, contact David Gabriel at 944-6450 or thegabrielman@aol.com, Norma Burton at 601-6163 or nburton999@gmail.com, or Rev. Ruth Tipler at 482-1025 orwizardangel101@gmail.com.

30th Annual Harvest of Fine Woodworking

The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild presents its 30th Annual Fine Woodworking Show, hTanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 27 through 29 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Great Hall. Twenty members will exhibit an artful display of styles and pieces made from local, domestic and imported wood. There will also be elegant furniture, musical instruments , carvings and turned bowls. Admission is free. The show opens daily at 10 a.m., and closes at 7 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Giving Tree

The Ashland Library Children's Department invites the community to hang new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and even socks on the Giving Tree at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., until Saturday, Dec. 5.

A Giving Tree is a tree that offers gifts to those who need them. This year, the gifts will be presented to all of the children attending Ashland's two Head Start programs. These programs serve approximately 150 children.

The library will again host a special gifting event to Head Start with the assistance of several Ashland High School Advanced Spanish-class students, who will read storybooks, and the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, who will provide healthy snacks.

The children range in sizes and ages, so any size or style of gift will be appreciated. For further information, call the Ashland Branch Library at 774-6995.

Youth art contest

Soroptimist International of Ashland invites girls and boys in grades K-12 to enter the "Live Your Dream" Art Contest, with entries mailed by Dec. 4 to Peggy Cossolius, 395 Ashland Loop Road, Ashland, OR 97520.

Entrants will draw a picture of a living woman who inspires them, and in 50 words or less, they will write why she inspires them. Local winners will receive recognition at Soroptimist International Ashland's March meeting. All entries will also be sent to the national competition, where national winners will receive $100 for themselves and their schools. Visit www.soroptimistrv.org/siashland.html for rules and entry form.

Children's OSF audition

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will hold auditions for children for the 2010 production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Needed are two girls and one boy, loud and outgoing, ages 6 to 11. Rehearsals start Jan. 5, and the show closes July 4, 2010, with 46 performances. There is pay. For audition information, call Susan Whitmore at 482-2111 ext. 298.

Bizarre bazaar

MAda Shell Gallery will hold a "Holiday Bizarre Bazaar," a holiday craft fair featuring 10 local artisans and artists with unique and unusual handmade gifts, music and other entertainment to create a festive holiday ambiance. There will also be a hands-on craft table for children and adults. MAda Shell Gallery is located on the Ashland plaza at 27 Main St. No. 7.

The bazaar will be open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. from Nov. 27 to Dec. 19 as well as from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 20 to Dec. 23.

For more information e-mail amyfolk@yahoo.com or call 324-9036.

Tribute to light

To celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the discovery of electric light, the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library will host "Light! — A Tribute to the Miracle of Electric Lighting," an exhibit of unusual selections from the lightbulb collection of RVML's Director Jordan Pease. The exhibit opens First Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through December. RVML is located at 258 A St. For more information, call 552-9119 or see www.rvml.org.

12th Annual Musicians Swap Meet

At 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 6, there will be a musicians swap meet at the Bellview Grange Hall, 1040 Tolman Creek Rd. Attendees will be able to buy, sell or trade new, used and vintage music gear. Admission is $1, and kids 12 and under are free.

Costs for sellers are $20 to rent a large table or $12 for a small table. For more information, or to order a table at the event, call Tom at 482-4830 or email cabinfeversound@yahoo.com.

7th annual Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale

There will be a holiday arts and crafts sale from 4 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Morning Glory Restaurant, 1149 Siskiyou Blvd.

This is a special event with crafts, art, gifts, food and drinks, and more. There is no admission fee, and the event is open to the community

Conservation Forum

On Dec. 17 at noon at the Ashland Community Center, the conservation forum will feature Pepper Trail, a noted local ornithologist. Trail will share the work accomplished to set aside over 23,000 acres of land as wilderness in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and how this project benefits the region.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit LandConserve.org, email info@landconserve.org or call 482-3069.


Senior Savour

Senior Savour, a drop-in gathering at the Talent Community Center on Main Street, is taking place every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October 2010. The group aims to create a comely atmosphere for an active program of games, knitting, tea and cookies, poetry, birthday month celebrations, guest speakers/entertainers and more. For more information, call Jill Iles 535-9827.

A Sufi Evening

People are invited to join Ashland Sufi Heart Circle for group practices in the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel L. Lewis, the first Thursday of every month, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hidden Springs Wellness Center, 1651 Siskiyou Blvd. $10 suggested donation. For more information see www.ashlandsufi.com or call Khalil at 482-4902.

Nature Story Time

The Northwest Nature Shop offers a weekly nature story time for children of all ages every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St. For information call 482-3241. Free.

Alzheimer's support

The Alzheimer's Association support groups meets the second Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at Ashland Community Hospital, 280 Maple St., conference room 2. For more information, contact Sheila Ettlich at 488-0962.

"Getting Started: Alzheimer's Resources and Planning Ahead" is held the third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library. For more information, call 774-9348.

Scrabble Club

The Ashland Scrabble Club meets at The Beanery, 1602 Ashland St., Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. All levels of expertise. Call Travis at 227-9633 or travischaney@jeffnet.org.

No wheels, no meals.

Food and Friends are in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals in Rogue River, Jacksonville and Central Point. Volunteers are also needed to help out at meal sites.

Food and Friends and its volunteers work hard to assure that hundreds of homebound seniors are provided one hot meal daily, Monday through Friday.

Volunteers usually commit to one day a week, 9:30 a.m. to noon. To volunteer please call Paula Seitz at 734-9505.

for summer:

Farmers markets

Purchase fresh, locally grown fruit, produce and plants with the addition of a new Saturday Market downtown.

The new market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at First Street and Lithia Way every Saturday through October.

Other markets are open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Ashland Armory and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Medford Armory on South PacificHighway just south of Stewart from mid-March through Nov. 20.

Saturday artisans market

Every Saturday this summer Jackson Wellsprings will host a Saturday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring local artisans, live music, local produce, handcrafts, imports, jewelry, collectibles, food, a sauna, hot springs and swimming. Sellers can get a space for $10 each. For more information, call 482-3776 or e-mail info@jacksonwellsprings.com.

Growers market

The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Ashland Armory (corner of East Main and Wightman) and every Thursday at the Medford Armory (on South Pacific Highway just south of Stewart) through Nov. 13.