Community meals set

Organizations in Medford and Ashland are planning free community meals this week.

On Thursday, Medford's Gospel Mission, 125 W. Jackson St., offers a holiday meal from 12:30 to 5 p.m. (This time has been corrected.) Details are at 779-1597.

Also Thursday, Red Rock Italian Eatery, 17 W. Fourth St., Medford, will offer a free community dinner of spaghetti with marinara sauce, breadsticks and coffee from 4 to 6 p.m. It is for anyone "who might need some company or a hot meal," organizers say. Details are at 773-6840.

On Friday, Christmas Day, Ashland Community Fellowship offers its annual community dinner from noon to 4 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory, Oak and B streets. Details are at 482-8539, and rides to the event can be arranged by calling ahead.

Also Friday, Kids Unlimited offers its Feed the Valley dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. at Kids Unlimited, 821 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. Santa will hand out gifts for children, and kids can make gingerbread houses.

— Staff reports

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