It looks like this will again be a busy weekend in Ashland. There are two big events downtown this weekend. These events reflect the strength of community and of volunteerism in Ashland. You may have read about them in the paper, and I hope you will find time to enjoy one or both of them..
SoPride Parade. On Saturday, Main Street will be closed for the Southern Oregon Pride Parade. The parade will be from noon to 1 p.m., and at the end of the parade, there will be music and speeches at the Butler Band Shell in Lithia Park. There are a number of other events taking place in town on Friday and Saturday. You can learn more at www.sopride.org
Elks Club Building Centennial. On Sunday, Main Street will be closed between First and Second from 10 a.m. to noon for the re-dedication of the Elks Lodge. The Columbia Hotel will also have a re-dedication ceremony. This is a chance for the community to visit this historic resource and to watch the "replication" of the original dedication ceremony.