ASHLAND SAFETY

ASHLAND SAFETY

Ashland Police Department

Wednesday 12:25 p.m. — A male juvenile was caught stealing a bag of chips from Market of Choice. He was referred to the juvenile department on a charge of third degree theft.

Wednesday 5:27 p.m. — A 35-year-old man was arrested for third degree theft after he left Market of Choice without paying for a food item that he consumed inside the store.

Wednesday 6:07 p.m. — Police took a highly intoxicated woman into protective custody in the 200 block of Maple Street. She was transported to detox.

Thursday 3:34 a.m. — A 34-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were arrested for second degree trespassing after they were found at Suds ur Duds Laundromat in the 2300 block of Ashland Street after business hours.

Food Bank

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

Cereal

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. Call 488-9544.

TICKETS

Camelot Theatre

Friday, Dec. 4, Secret Garden, 8 p.m., opening, sold out

Saturday, Dec. 5, Secret Garden, 8 p.m., few

Sunday, Dec. 6, Secret Garden, 2 p.m., matinee, sold out

Wednesday, Dec. 9, Secret Garden, 8 p.m., pay what you can

For tickets, call 535-5250.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre

Friday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Holiday Memories, very few

Saturday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m., Holiday Memories, sold out

Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m., Holiday Memories, sold out

Sunday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Holiday Memories, very few

Monday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m., Holiday Memories, many

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., Holiday Memories, many

Thursday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m., Holiday Memories, few

For tickets, call 488-2902.

Events

First Friday performance

On Friday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m., there will be an aerial silks performance at the Black Sheep from the Curtain Climbers Aerial Dance Company. Admission is free, and minors are welcome until 11 p.m.

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. Call 535-4163.

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. For more information, call 482-1802.

Thomas Doty

Storyteller Thomas Doty will perform "Doty & Coyote: Stories from the Native West" Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Talent Historical Society Museum, 150 North Market Street. Admission is free and the event is recommended for ages 5 and older. For more information, call 512-8838 or visit www.DotyCoyote.com.

Hanukkah gift faire

On Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Annual Hanukkah Gift Faire will be at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St. Local artists and craftspeople will sell their unique gifts along with the Temple's gift shop items. Included will be candles, cards, chocolates, cookies, decorations, dreidels, jewelry, menorahs, mezzuzot, glass serving dishes, paper goods, toys and food. Free gift-wrap for purchases over $7.  Call 488-2909 for more information.

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. For more information, call 482-4830 or e-mail cabinfeversound@yahoo.com.

Abundance Swap

The Eighth Annual Ashland Abundance Swap — an alternative to the conventional holiday shopping — will take place at the Historic Ashland Armory from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. The process is simple: participants bring up to five items from home that are in good condition and would make good gifts. Do not purchase items for this event, as it aims to circulate what people already have. People can display their offerings, find and select the offerings of others, and visit with each other in the process. For more information, visit www.abundanceswap.org before attending.

Storyteller at library

On Monday, Dec. 7, storyteller Will Hornyak will present two events at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. From 4 to 5 p.m., he will regale children and parents with a program called "Lifting up the Sky: Stories of People Working Together." From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., he will entertain adults with a program called "The Bawdy Raconteur: Deliciously Ribald Tales." For more information, call 774-6996.

Planning meeting

There will be a meeting of the Ashland Planning Commission at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main St. The public is invited to attend.

Public meetings

The Council sub-committee on Values and Vision will meet on Dec. 4, 11 and 18, at 1 p.m. in the Siskiyou room at 51 Winburn Way. These meetings are open to the public.

— Staff reports

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.

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. through 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.