Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Tuesday — The Comedy of Errors, The Thomas Theatre, 1:30 p.m., few; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 8 p.m., many; The Comedy of Errors, The Thomas Theatre, 8 p.m., few.

Wednesday — Family Album, The Thomas Theatre, 1:30 p.m., many; Richard III, Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 8 p.m., many; Family Album, The Thomas Theatre, 1:30 p.m., many.

Call 482-4331 for tickets

Camelot Theatre Company

Thursday, July 17, Les Miserables, 8 p.m., many

Friday, July 18, Les Miserables, 8 p.m., few

Saturday, July 19, Les Miserables, 8 p.m., many

Sunday, July 20, Les Miserables, 2 p.m., few

Monday, July 21, Les Miserables, 8 p.m., many

Camelot Theatre is located at the corner of Talent Avenue and Main Street in Talent. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, by phone at 541-535-5250, or online at

Food Bank

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

canned meat and tuna, cereal, canned and dry beans

The food bank welcomes donations of extra garden produce. The food bank is located at 560 Clover Lane. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of each month.

Call 541-488-9544.

— Staff reports

You Should Know

Food & Friends volunteers

Food & Friends of Jackson and Josephine counties is seeking volunteers in Ashland to serve lunches to seniors and do general cleanup at the Ashland Multi-Purpose Center, 1699 Homes Ave. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Volunteers are asked to commit to two to four hours one day per week. The service provides hot lunches to seniors, older than 60, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. weekdays. For information, call Anna Wysocki or Jan Baker at 541-488-9850.

Kiwanis flag program

The Kiwanis Club of Ashland has been placing flags around town on national holidays for over 33 years. Over 250 flags are sponsored by Ashland businesses, a few individuals, and the Ashland Kiwanis Club itself.

Flag program participants who choose to memorialize or honor a veteran or another special person will have their flag placed along Siskiyou Boulevard during the year on selected holidays, weather permitting.

The annual $50 subscription fee for the flag program will help support children and community programs, including AHS scholarships, AHS Key Club, Special Olympics, youth baseball and football, Nature Center field trips, school and library reading programs, Christmas gifts for the needy and others.

If you are interested in joining the flag program, call Russ Chadick at 541-482-0431 or Mike Bakke at 541-488-8065.

— Staff reports

Mentoring network

The Rose Circle Mentoring Network invites residents to mentor youth. Co-ed mentor training will teach participants how to facilitate teen talking circles to support youth through individual mentoring.

Visit or call 541-646-1252 for more information and to register.

ScienceWorks seeks helpers

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is looking for people to volunteer in the Black Bear Garden. A new Adopt-a-Bed program is designed for residents to take an active role, and groups or individuals are encouraged to donate their time or service projects in the garden. The program is a commitment for the gardening season, or an individual may choose to do one shift per week or as a drop-in gardener on Fridays. Find Black Bear Garden on the ScienceWorks website under exhibits. For information, contact Isabel at or 541-482-6767, ext. 229.

— Staff reports