Friday, July 13
QUILT SHOW: The Jacksonville Museum Quilters continues its 29th annual quilt show, "Quilts in the Ballroom," Friday through Monday, July 13-16, 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.
DRAG RACES: Friday Night Drags begin with time trials at 6 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Champion Raceway at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. Eliminations begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $8 for spectators; children under 12 are admitted free. See championraceway.com or call 830-DRAG.
Movies on the Range: "Nanny McPhee," starring Emma Thompson as a governess who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven bratty children, will be presented at dusk (about 9 p.m.) on Friday, July 13, at the Oak Knoll Golf Course, 3070 Highway 66, Ashland. Golf games for kids will begin at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, snacks and blankets. Admission 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. "Barnyard," an animated film with the voices of Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliot and Danny Glover, will be presented July 13. There will be no movie on Friday, July 20, because of the Jackson County Fair. "Yours, Mine and Ours," starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo, will be presented July 27. "Over the Hedge," an animated comedy about a raccoon who encourages other animals to overcome their fear of humans, will be presented Aug. 3. "Happy Feet," about a penguin who discovers that he is a terrific tap dancer, will be presented Aug. 10. "Flushed Away," an animated film featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet, will be presented Aug. 17. "Zathura: A Space Adventure," starring Jonah Bobo and Tim Robbins, will be presented Aug. 24. "Facing the Giants," starring James Blackwell and Bailey Cave, is a story about a coach and an underdog football team. It shows Aug. 31. Admission is free. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
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
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.
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.
KIDS CLUB: Children — through 13 years old can make a stepping stone for a home garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Valley View Nursery, 1675 N. Valley View Road, Ashland. Free. Call 488-1595 to sign up.
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, which is $2 for adults; $5 for children. Family memberships are $35. See discoveryspace.org or call 772-9922.
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.
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.
CORSET CRUISE: Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at DS Harley-Davidson, 3846 S. Pacific Highway, Medford, for the 2007 Corset Cruise, a poker run to benefit breast cancer awareness efforts in the Rogue Valley hosted by the Wild Rogue Chapter of Women in the Wind. An end-of-the-run party featuring a barbecue and live rock music by Three will be held at 4 p.m. at DS Harley-Davidson. Pre-registration costs $25; same-day registration costs $30. Wear your Mardi Gras finery. Call 535-5515 or see corsetcruise.com.
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.
AUTO RACES: United Rentals' Late Model Challenge, featuring pro stocks, super fours, mini stocks and late model cars, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Southern Oregon Speedway in the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City. Gate opens at 4 p.m. Admission costs $8, $6 for seniors (60 plus) and $3 for children (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. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the first film in the Harry Potter movie series, will be presented July 14. "Back to the Future," starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in a comic misadventure about time travel, will be shown July 21. "Happy Feet," about a penguin who discovers that he is a terrific tap dancer, will be presented July 28. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, will be shown Aug. 4. "Superman Returns," starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey, will be presented Aug. 11. "Over the Hedge," an animated comedy about a raccoon who encourages other animals to overcome their fear of humans, will be presented Aug. 18.
Sunday, July 15
CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL: Kids can discover "What is Black, White and Read All Over" when the Storytelling Guild presents its 41st Annual Children's Festival on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, July 15-17, at the Britt Gardens in Jacksonville. The festival features a variety of fun and learning opportunities for kids, including arts and crafts booths, stage performances, magicians, clowns and lots of storytelling, all under the reign of this year's festival Queen Lynn Kellogg. The festival will be held in sessions, and they are scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday; and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The entrance to the Britt Gardens is on First Street. Admission costs $2. See storytellingguild.org or call 779-2226.
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 17
IT'S FAIR TIME: The Jackson County Fair takes place Tuesday through Sunday, July 17-22, at the fairgrounds and expo park, — Peninger Road, Central Point. The annual fair offers a mix of new and traditional fun, such as a carnival, a technology exhibit, agriculture, arts and crafts, home economics, livestock and auctions. New to the fair this year will be live community theater in Chaisson Park and a Friday night lineup of regional bands in the Lithia Amphitheater. Admission costs $8. Admission will be free on Sunday. This year's live entertainment at the Lithia Motors Amphitheater, which begins at 8 p.m. daily, features Lynyrd Skynyrd on July 17; Josh Gracin and Phil Vassar on July 18; Gretchen Wilson on July 19; FairaPalooza, the regional band lineup, on July 20; and Joan Jett the Blackhearts on July 21. Tickets to the Lynyrd Skynyrd and Gretchen Wilson shows costs $42 for reserved seats and $29 for lawn seating. Lawn seating is free for the Josh Gracin and Phil Vassar and the Joan Jett the Blackhearts shows; reserved seats cost $25. Concert tickets include fair admission. FairaPalooza is free with fair admission. Tickets can be purchased online at lithiaamp.org or at 770-0101. A $4 handling fee will apply.
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 18
THE FARM: The Farm, 51 S. Stage Road, Medford, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through 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 19
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 20
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, 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.
Saturday, July 21
CARDBOARD BOAT RACES: Build a boat using cardboard and duct tape and enter it in the second annual Cardboard Boat Race to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the pool in Hawthorne Park, corner of Jackson and Hawthorne streets, Medford. Paddles and life jackets will be supplied. Prizes will be awarded to first-place through third-place winners. For the rules and building tips, call the Medford Parks and Recreation Department at 774-2400 or 774-2484.
ROGUE VALLEY FLYERS: The radio-controlled model aircraft club will host its annual Lake Selmac Float Fly on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, at Lake Selmac outside of Selma. Club members will fly their model aircraft from the water. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The event is free to spectators. To get there, travel on Highway 199 for about 21 miles and turn left on Lakeshore Drive. Call 476-0836.
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.
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.
BARBECUE: The Rocky Point Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service will host its 26th annual barbecue, parade, flea market and auction on Saturday, July 21, at the fire hall on Rocky Point Road, just off Highway 140 West. The flea market and a bake sale begin at 9:30 a.m.; the parade begins at 10:30 a.m.; and a barbecue lunch of tri-tip steak, chicken or hamburgers will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Steak or chicken costs $10; hamburgers cost $6. A live auction begins at 1:30 p.m. Items include lodging, entertainment and sports packages. A wine and beer booth, vendors and live music by the Dixieland Haute Schatz Band will be available throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the volunteer fire department and emergency services. Call 356-2205.
NEEDLEPOINT: Join the Southern Oregon Stitchers and add to the group's Stitching Kaleidoscope at noon Saturday, July 21, at the Central Point Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. Visitors should bring stitching tools. See sosega.com or call 488-4082.
Sunday, July 22
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 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. 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. Call 535-7952 or 944-9176.
CURLY WILLOW LAMPS: Anneke Raphael will present a lamp-making workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The workshop is for ages 9 and older, costs $20 and includes all materials. Bring a lunch. Call 488-6606 to register.
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.
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.
Friday, July 13