Friday, March 28
BABIES IN THE LIBRARY: Stories, songs, dances and books for toddlers will at 2 p.m. Fridays through May 9 at the Talent Library, 101 Home St., Talent. Call 535-4163 or 774-6995 to register.
Saturday, March 29
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, March 29, at the Warren Masonic Lodge, California and Oregon streets, Jacksonville. Cost is $5 for all you can eat.
ANTIQUE CAR SHOW: A show of cars from the Rogue Valley Model A Club, the Old Timers Club and the Southern Oregon Military Collectors Club will be presented from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Camp White Military Museum at the Veterans Administration Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center, 8495 Crater Lake Highway, White City. There also will be tours of the Military Museum. Admission is free. Call 826-2111, Ext. 3674.
MAD HATTER SPRING POKER RUN: Dust off your classic car, truck or motorcycle and join the second annual poker run sponsored by the Women's Council of Realtors to be held Saturday, March 29. The ride leaves Ray's Food Place, 506 E. Main St., Rogue River, at 9 a.m. Poker hands are available for $5, and the best hand will win an overnight stay and dinner for two at Seven Feathers Resort. There also will be a contest for the vest hat. Call 660-3959 or 474-4357.
COURT STREET FLEA MARKET: An open market is to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 1221 Court St., Medford. Call 601-2729 or 601-9365 to reserve tables.
AIRCRAFT TOUR: A Boeing KC-97, an aircraft that was built in 1952 and used as a troop transport, 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.
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 book section of Barnes Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 858-0203.
WOOD CARVERS WANNABE 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.
Sunday, March 30
RADIO-CONTROLLED CAR RACES: The Rogue Valley RC Club hosts radio-controlled car races at — p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Thursdays &
weather permitting &
at Fast Time Race Way at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City. Registration is $8. See roguevalleyrc.com or call 890-6217.
STORYTELLING: A free story time for children ages — and older is at — p.m. Sundays at Unicorn Gifts Toys, 53 N. Second St., Ashland. Call 488-5943.
FRIENDSHIP FORCE OF SOUTHERN OREGON: Claire Lindberg will present a tour of southwest France at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The Friendship Force creates activities and programs that focus on building bridges of friendship and peace between cultures from around the world. Free. Call 858 4136.
FOOD DRIVE AT MOUNT ASHLAND: Bring five cans of food to the Mount Ashland Ski Resort on Sunday, March 30, and receive a free all-day lift ticket. The donations will go to ACCESS Food Share. Call 774-4320.
Monday, March 31
BOOK EXCHANGE: A free book exchange is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. Call 774-2400.
KIDS' IMAGINATION DISCOVERY SPACE: Activities that educate and entertain young and old are available at the nonprofit play space, 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford. The Discovery Space offers interactive exhibits such as the KIDS Grocery Store, KIDS Caf&
233;, Construction Zone, Into the Woods, Water Works, KIDS Medical Center, Art Space, Toddler Town and the Outdoor Space, along with a full-service caf&
233;. Various crafts, face-painting and storytelling also are offered. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for children; $2 for adults. Family memberships cost $35. See discoveryspace.org or call 772-9922.
Tuesday, April 1
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 18 at the Ashland Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.
DINNER IN THE GARDEN: The Rogue Valley Women's Connection will host its "Dinner in the Garden" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Community Bible Church gymnasium, 500 N. 10th St., Central Point. Along with dinner, nurseries and landscaping experts will provide information and displays, and there will be a motivational talk by Jody Smith. Cost is $15. Child care is available. Call 899-9090 or 855-7695 by March 29 for reservations.
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.
Juggling Club: The Talent Juggling Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the gymnasium at Talent Elementary School, 307 W. Wagner Creek Road, Talent. All jugglers, beginning to advanced, are welcome. Call 535-1163.
Wednesday, April 2
ARBOR DAY: Join the Medford Tree Committee at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, to celebrate Arbor Day at Alba Park in downtown Medford. Students from South Medford High School will assist preschoolers with planting trees at various sites in the park, and there will be educational materials and stickers. Call 774-2405.
Thursday, April 3
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 20 at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The market offers fresh flowers, produce, plants, baked good and crafts. Call 261-5045.
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.
Friday, April 4
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.
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, April 5
SWAP MEET: The Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association will hold its annual swap meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, in Pottsville, off Pleasant Valley Road north of Merlin. There will be tractor and engine parts, antiques, old iron, tools and farm equipment. Space fees cost $10, and free dry camping is available. Admission to the swap meet is free. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. Call 479-2981 or 476-1687.
STAMP EXHIBITION: The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will hold its annual stamp show on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, in the Padgham Pavilion at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, — Peninger Road, Central Point. There will be exhibits, dealers, supplies, free packets of stamps for kids and novice collectors, publications and stamps from the United States and United Nations post offices will be available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 772-8871.
NANOTECH DAYS AT SCIENCEWORKS: The hands-on science museum will present Think Small! on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, as part of a national NanoDays event supported by Nanoscale Informal Science Education, a network of researchers and educators dedicated to public understanding and awareness of nanoscale science. Two educational films, "Let's Talk About It" and "Same Sides" will be presented throughout both days. A story by Robert E. Wells, "What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?" will be presented at 1:30 p.m. both days. ScienceWorks Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, is inspired by venues such as the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, offers various hands-on activities and displays. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $7.50, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and seniors over 65. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 482-6767.
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.
Sunday, April 6
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.
DOERNBECHER RUN FOR LIFE: A two-mile walk/run will be held at — p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Blue Heron Park in Phoenix. Registration is $8 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. Call 535-1552.
THE BAD FILM SOCIETY: In a shameless attempt to exploit the acclaim of the Ashland Film Festival to be held April 3-7 in Ashland, The Bad Film Society will present the Ashland Co-Dependent Film Festival at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge. The main feature will be "The Giant Spider Invasion," an incredibly cheap film that had a short run at drive-in theaters in 1975. The cast's has-been actors include Alan Hale Jr. (the skipper on "Gilligan's Island") and Barbara Hale (Perry Mason's secretary). Also on the slate is the seventh episode of "The Lost Planet" and some unusual short films. Bring a dish to share in the potluck dinner and your old trashy videos for prizes in a raffle. Visitors to the Bad Film Society should use the Elks Lodge entrance located in the alley between East Main Street and Lithia Way. Admission costs $3. Parking is free. See badfilmsociety.org.
Saturday, April 12
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, April 19
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, April 19, at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Cost is $6.
Friday, May 9
PRESCHOOL PUPPET THEATER: See what Bucky Beaver and his forest friends are up to at a preschool puppet theater presentation by Kiarin Onkka at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 9, at 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. The event is intended for preschool children and kindergarten students. Reservations will be guaranteed until 10:30 a.m. No late seating please. Call 488-6606 to register.
Friday, March 28