Friday, June 29
ROOSTER CROW 2007: The three-day event features a free outdoor concert by rock 'n' roll band Leadfoot, the Rooster Crow Parade and the national Rooster Crow and Human Crow contests. The family festivities take place Friday through Sunday, June 29-July 1, in downtown Rogue River. Call 582-0242.
SUMMER FESTIVALS AT SCIENCEWORKS HANDS-ON MUSEUM: "That's Amazing!" a series of festivals featuring acrobats, magic tricks, animals and robots, will be presented throughout the summer at the museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland.
ScienceWorks offers state-of-the-art exhibits, live performances and hands-on exploration of familiar and unfamiliar sciences for all ages. Summer hours at the museum are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $7.50, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and seniors over 65. Group rates are available. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 482-6767.
DRAG RACES: The National Hot Rod Association's Division Six Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be held Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, at Champion Raceway at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. Gates open to spectators at 9 a.m., and time trials begin at 10:30 a.m. Alcohol dragster and funny car qualifying is at 3, 6 and 9 p.m. Friday; eliminations begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $15 daily or $25 for a two-day pass. Children ages 9 and younger will be admitted free. See championraceway.com or call 830-DRAG.
Movies on the Range: "Charlotte's Web," an animated film featuring the voices of Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford and Reba McEntire, will be presented at dusk Friday, June 29, at the Oak Knoll Golf Course, 3070 Highway 66, Ashland. Golf games for kids will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the event is free. Call 488-5340.
FAMILY FRIDAYS AT THE MOVIES: Central Point Parks and Recreation will present movies at dusk on Fridays through Aug. 31 in Pfaff Park, Sixth and Manzanita streets, Central Point. "Open Season," an animated film featuring the voices of Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher and Gary Sinise, will be presented June 29. Admission is free. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
Saturday, June 30
BREAKFAST: A breakfast including sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, fruit and coffee will be offered from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Warren Masonic Lodge, California and Oregon streets, Jacksonville. Cost is $5 for all you can eat.
HORSE SHOW: The Oregon Quarter Horse Association will host its Oregon Summer Classic through Sunday, July 1, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, — Peninger Road, Medford. The weeklong event is the fourth largest quarter horse show in the nation and offers a wide selection of events from reining to cattle work, western pleasure, trail, English and driving classes. Admission to the show is free to spectators. Call 503-784-3589 or 503-869-6869.
SATURDAY MARKET: An outdoor growers and crafters market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25 between the Butte Creek Mill, 402 N. Royal Ave., and the Eagle Point Museum in Eagle Point. Call 826-3760.
AIRCRAFT TOUR: A Boeing KC-97, an aircraft that was built in 1952 and used as a troop transporter, a cargo carrier and a hospital ship as part of the Strategic Air Command, is open to the public from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, 3350 Biddle Road, Medford. Group tours are available. Call 776-7222.
SUMMER DISCOVERY KITS: Kids ages 6 through 11 and their families or caregivers can discover the insects, birds, geology and animals of North Mountain Park from 10 a.m. to — p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25. Summer Discovery Kits are available at the park's Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, for a deposit of $10. Bring a lunch and make a day of it at the park. Call 488-6606.
KIDS IMAGINATION DISCOVERY SPACE: The nonprofit museum and play space, 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford, offers interactive exhibits and activities designed to educate and entertain children, including the KIDS Grocery Store, KIDS Caf&
233;, Construction Zone, Into the Woods, Water Works, KIDS Medical Center, Art Space, Toddler Town and the new Outdoor Space. The museum also offers self-directed and instructed arts and crafts projects and workshops, storytelling activities and a full-service caf&
233;. Storytelling is presented at 11 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the center. Face-painting is offered from 2 to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday. KIDS hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Most activities are free with museum admission. Regular admission to the museum is $2 for adults; $5 for children. Family memberships are $35. See discoveryspace.org or call 772-9922.
QUILT SHOW: The 27th annual Rogue Valley Piecemakers quilt show will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1, at the Rogue River Middle School, 301 Pine St., Rogue River. More than 100 quilts, wall hangings and handmade projects will be featured at the show, along with a silent auction and quilting demonstrations. An exhibit of about 30 quilts created by Piecemakers member Vivian Robertson will be displayed at the show. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $2. Call 847-533-2975.
A PEEK AT WINE MAKING: Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, wine and a fun and informative look at wine varieties and wine making from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Troon Vineyard, 1475 Kubli Road, Grants Pass. Tickets cost $10. Call 846-9900.
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS: Ben Truwe unlocks the secrets of the past during his "Haunted Brothels and Opium Dens of Medford" walking tours offered at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Find out where Medford residents "lynched the knocker and burned the hammer." The free tours last about two hours and are suitable for all ages. Participants should dress for the weather and meet at the Southern Oregon Historical Society's History Center, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Call 773-8369 for reservations.
STORYTELLING: Sessions are held at 11 a.m. Saturdays in the children's section of Barnes Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 858-0203.
WOOD CARVERS WANNA BE CARVERS: The Central Point Wood Carvers Group meets from noon to — p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Anyone interested in wood carving is invited to attend at no charge. Call 665-3634.
BENEFIT DINNER: A "1,000 Smiles Dinner Party" is planned from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Windmill Inn, 2525 Ashland St., Ashland. The dinner will benefit a humanitarian trip to offer dental care to families in Jamaica. Tickets cost $100 and include Caribbean cuisine, live reggae music, an open bar, an auction and a raffle for a vacation to Jamaica. See gsjamaica.org or call 535-4000.
CAR RACES: The Dwarf Car Invitational, featuring dwarf cars, dirt modifieds, super fours and mini stocks, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Southern Oregon Speedway in the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City. Gate opens at 4 p.m. Admission costs $12, $10 for ages 60 and older and $3 for ages 9 and younger. See sospeedway.com or call 282-8066.
MOVIES IN THE PARK: U.S. Cellular will sponsor free movies at dusk on Saturdays through Aug. 18 at the Bear Creek Park Amphitheater. Free bottled water and snacks will be provided. "Little Giants," a comedy featuring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as coaches of rival peewee football teams, will be presented June 30.
Sunday, July 1
COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING CLUB: Shoot 'em up Western-style with the Table Rock Rangers at 9 a.m. on the first Sunday and the second Saturday of every month at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. The entry fee is $13 and includes five scenarios during each event. Arrive early to register. The club members shoot in accord with "The Single Action Shooting Society" and wear period clothing. Admission to the park is free. Call 772-9941.
RADIO-CONTROLLED CAR RACES: The Rogue Valley RC Club hosts radio-controlled car races at — p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Thursdays at Fast Time Race Way at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City &
weather permitting. Registration is $8. See roguevalleyrc.com or call 890-6217.
Tuesday, July 3
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. The outdoor market offers fresh produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.
WOMEN'S SINGING: The Southern Oregon Sound Sweet Adelines International rehearses from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The four-part women's a cappella chorus offers vocal training in barbershop harmony. Women who are interested are invited to participate. Call 774-9606.
Wednesday, July 4
THE FARM: The Farm, 51 S. Stage Road, Medford, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and offers activities such as a petting zoo with goats, chickens, sheep and pigs, a general store and pony rides. Admission to the farm is $4. Pony rides are $2. Group tours and after-school programs are available. Call 535-1316.
Thursday, July 5
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The outdoor market offers fresh produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.
STORYTELLING: The Storytelling Guild presents a preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford.
HAND BELL CHOIR: The First Presbyterian Church's hand bell choir meets from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Thursdays at the church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend. Call 664-4115.
MEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Men interested in four-part harmony are invited. Call 779-7118.
WOMEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: The Rogue Valley Women's Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Boys and Girls Club, 203 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Women interested in singing are invited. Call 476-7006.
BAGPIPE BAND: The Southern Oregon Scottish Bagpipe Band meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jackson County Search and Rescue Building, 620 Antelope Road, White City. Interested pipers and percussionists of all styles, including Latin and African drumming, are invited. Call 774-9117.
Friday, July 6
GREEN MARKET: The Phoenix Green Market, an outdoor market offering fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and handcrafted items, will be open on the first and third Friday of every month through Oct. 19 at 310 N. Main St., Phoenix. Hours will be 8 a.m. to — p.m. Call 512-1726.
CHILDREN'S COMMUNITY PLAY GROUP: Living Earth Circle sponsors a baby and young children's play group from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Friday of every month at Pioneer Hall, next door to the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Performers, teachers and families share in activities such as music, dance, puppet shows and crafts. Admission is $8 for one child with an accompanying adult; $4 for each additional family member or friend. Three-month sessions are available for $35 for families with one child attending; $50 for families with more than one child attending. See livingearthcircle.org for information. Call 488-5340 to register.
NATURE STORIES: Children ages 2 through 7 and their parents or caregivers can hear stories about geology, water, plants, animals, American Indians and history while sitting in the shade of the old apple trees at North Mountain Park. Stories will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to noon on the first and third Friday of every month through Aug. 17 at the park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Bring your favorite snacks and blankets. Free. Call 488-6606 to register.
ACCORDION CLUB: The Medford Accordion Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Admission is $1. Call 476-3209.
Saturday, July 7
FIRST SATURDAYS AT HANLEY FARM: Join the Southern Oregon Historical Society from 10 a.m. to — p.m. on the first Saturday of every month through September for a day of outdoor family fun at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Hands-on history activities, free wagon and miniature horse cart rides, educational displays and tours of the Hanley house, barn and garden will be available. On July 7, there will be live entertainment by Banjo Bill, and the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association will present its "Parade of Power," featuring restored machines and farm equipment. An antique car show and demonstrations by the Jacksonville Museum Quilters, the Rogue Valley Spinners and Weavers Guild, the Southern Oregon Stitchers, the Rogue Valley Leather Guild, the Central Point Wood Carvers and tatting by Art Ricketts will be presented. Fresh honey from Rogue River Bees will be available at the event. Admission costs $5; $3 for seniors and children. See sohs.org or call 773-6536.
ANIMAL SHELTER TOUR: The Friends of the Animal Shelter offers free tours of the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from noon to 12:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. Children are welcome with parental supervision. Call 774-6646.
WILDERVILLE DAY: Live music and fun for the family will be presented at the sixth annual Wilderville Day to be held Saturday, July 7, at the Wilderville Store and Pizza Cafe, 7845 Redwood Highway, Wilderville. Zion Train will perform from noon to — p.m.; Chris Graves, Ellen Sheeley and B Wishes will perform from — to 6 p.m.; and It Beats Workin' will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of a horseshoe tournament to be held at 2 p.m. Registration to the tournament starts at — p.m. and costs $20. Door prizes and raffles also will be available. Admission to the festivities is free. Call 476-3924.
Sunday, July 8
RAILROAD PARK: Rides on small-scale steam and diesel trains and exhibits featuring full-size and miniature trains, a historic locomotive and caboose and an antique telegraph service are available at Medford's Railroad Park. The park is home to the Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, the Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club, the Southern Oregon Live Steamers, the Southwest Oregon Large-Scale Trains and the Morse Telegraph Club. The park is open on the second and fourth Sunday of every month through Oct. 28. Hours are 11 a.m. to — p.m. The park is at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue, just a few blocks from the Rogue Valley Mall. Admission is free; donations to maintain and expand the park are accepted. Call 535-7952 or 944-9176.
Wednesday, July 11
GARDEN TOURS: Discover the gardens at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, and how the gardens attract wildlife at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday and the fourth Saturday of every month through Aug. 25. Tours of the gardens are free. Call 488-6606 to register.
WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: The Rogue Valley Women's Connection will host its "Tailgate Party" for gals and guys from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Eagle Point Golf Course, 100 Eagle Point Drive. Lisa and Kelly McClease will present quick fix remedies for small roadside mechanical problems, and Dave Bruno will present an inspirational talk. Cost is $13 and includes a barbecue lunch. Childcare is available by reservation. Call 899-3901 or 855-7695 by July 6 for reservations.
Thursday, July 12
QUILT SHOW: The Jacksonville Museum Quilters will present its 29th annual quilt show, "Quilts in the Ballroom," Thursday through Monday, July 12-16, in the U.S. Hotel Ballroom, 123 E. California St., Jacksonville. New, vintage and antique quilts will be available, along with demonstrations and a boutique. There will be a raffle for an opportunity quilt, "Americana in Jacksonville." The quilt was designed by Pearl P. Pereira and created by the Jacksonville Museum Quilters. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission costs $2. Half of the proceeds from the show will be donated to the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Call 899-8863 or 773-5935.
Friday, July 13
PRESCHOOL PUPPET THEATER: See what Bucky Beaver and his forest friends are up to this summer at a preschool puppet theater presentation by Kiarin Onkka at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of every month through Aug. 24 at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Onkka will present a short environmental-education lesson for children followed by the puppet show and play time. Snacks and a craft activity will follow the program. Admission is $5 per family and includes two children; admission for each additional child is $2. Reservations are guaranteed until 10:30 a.m. No late seating. Call 488-6606.
Saturday, July 14
SUMMER BIRD WALKS: Stroll through North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, with birding experts from the Rogue Valley Audubon Society and Klamath Bird Observatory to see and hear a variety of birds that spend summers in the area. The free walks will be offered at 8 p.m. Saturdays, July 14 and Aug. 11. Binoculars and field guides will be available. Call 488-6606 to register.
LEATHER CRAFTERS: The Rogue Valley Leather Guild meets from — to — p.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The hobbyist group teaches and shares ideas about leather tooling and saddle stitching. Call 826-3177 or 899-3663.
Saturday, July 21
BREAKFAST: A breakfast of biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee will be offered from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Cost is $6.
CAR RACING: The Siskiyou Sports Car Club will offer racing at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. Race your own car or just watch. It's $50 to race; free to spectators. See ssccmedford.org or call 779-6030.
Saturday, July 28
BREAKFAST: A breakfast offering sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, fruit and coffee will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Warren Masonic Lodge, California and Oregon streets, Jacksonville. Cost is $5 for all you can eat.
Friday, June 29