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Ashland Police Department

Tuesday 11:57 a.m. — A vehicle was heading north on North Main Street and attempted to make a left turn onto Wimer Street when it struck a southbound vehicle and caused a motor vehicle collision. The driver of the northbound vehicle was issued a citation.

Tuesday 1:47 a.m. — Police received a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block of A Street. The case is under investigation.

Wednesday 1:30 a.m. — Police arrested a 26-year-old woman for driving under the influence of intoxicants in the 2300 block of Siskiyou Boulevard. She was cited and released.

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.


Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Wednesday, Nov. 25, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., few

Friday, Nov. 27, sold out

Saturday, Nov. 28, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., few

Sunday, Nov. 29, Holiday Memories, 1 p.m., very few

Sunday, Nov. 29, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., many

Monday, Nov. 30, Holiday Memories, 8 p.m., many

For tickets, call 488-2902.


To Kristan and Ross Williams, a girl, Zoe Nicole Williams, weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces, on Oct. 27, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.

To Jill and Taylor Buck, a boy, Westley Rhys Buck, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces, on Nov. 2, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.

To Laura Mathews and Trever Westfall, a boy, Rush Aeden Westfall, weighing 9 pounds, on Nov. 2, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.

To Matt and Jodie Yeamans, twin girls, Hannah Lynn Yeamans, weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and McKenzie Ann Yeamans, weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces, on Nov. 2, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.

To Claire Bloom and Matt Hunter, a boy, Sebastian Bloom Hunter, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, on Nov. 4, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.

To Verginia Diane Robins and Justin Daniel Estremado, a boy, Austin Daniel Estremado, weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces, on Nov. 6, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.

To Hercilia and Davilmar Mendez-Nufio, a boy, Robin Alfredo Mendez-Nufio, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces, on Nov. 9, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.

To Johanna and Morgan Buck, a girl, Grace Charlotte Buck, weighing 7 pounds, on Nov. 11, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.

To Maria Natalie Herrera and Juan Rodriguez, a girl, Isayra Zureily Rodriguez-Herrera, weighing 7 pounds, 6.3 ounces, on Nov. 13, 2009, at Ashland Community Hospital.


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, on the corner of Oak and Hersey streets. An offering will be taken for the homeless. For information call 482-8539 Monday through Thursday mornings.

Thanksgiving potluck

WebSpirit will host its fourth annual potluck celebration on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road. Turkey and a vegetarian dinner will be served, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and their own place settings. Volunteers are needed to help set up from noon to 3 p.m. and to clean up from 5:30 to 7 p.m. To sign up to help, call Heather at 482-1677. RSVP is not required, but is appreciated if you plan to attend by e-mailing alboniachance@gmail.com.

Interfaith Thanksgiving

The 26th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith service will be held on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. in Wesley Hall, at the First United Methodist Church of Ashland, corner of North Main and Laurel streets. This year's topic is "Honoring oneness in diversity." The event is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 944-6450, 601-6163 or 482-1025.

Holiday open house

The Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., will hold a free holiday open house with book signing, magic shows, storytelling and wine and food tasting on Friday, Nov. 27. Local magician Magical Michael will give a magic show at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 482-3241 or go to www.northwestnatureshop.com.

— Staff reports

Holiday fine art and craft sale

A holiday arts and crafts sale will be held 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.

Bizarre bazaar

MAda Shell Gallery will hold a "Holiday Bizarre Bazaar," a craft fair featuring 10 local artisans and artists with unique and unusual handmade gifts, music and other entertainment. 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.

Fine woodworking show

The Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild presents its 30th Annual Fine Woodworking Show Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 27 through 29 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Great Hall. Twenty members will exhibit 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.

Book and gift sale

The Friends of the Talent Library will hold a gently used holiday book and gift sale on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Talent Branch Library, 101 Home St. For more information, call 535-4163.

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 more information, call 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.

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.

'Souper' fundraiser

Pasta Piatti will again sponsor a "souper" fundraiser for the Ashland Peace Wall on First Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the plaza. A chef will be serving hot turkey chili and freshly baked cornbread for a suggested donation of $5 per bowl (children under 12 are free). Receipts fund the Peace Wall, a community art work located in front of the library. Two mosaic panels have been installed, but $17,000 is needed to complete the remaining six. Donations, which are fully tax deductible, can be made payable to Peace House with Peace Wall on the notation line and mailed to Peace House, P.O. Box 524, Ashland, OR 97520. For more information, call 482-1802.

Musicians Swap Meet

The 12th annual Musicians Swap Meet will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Bellview Grange Hall, 1040 Tolman Creek Road. 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. The cost for sellers is $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.

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.