A local rally intended to spread awareness about the effects of climate change in the Rogue Valley will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in Medford.
The event, dubbed "It's a Rogue Thing," strives to use art, video and social media to bring attention to climate change and get people involved in protecting the environment.
The gathering will start at the Medford library parking lot, then parade over to the Porters Restaurant parking lot at 2:10 p.m.
Participants can decorate house-shaped cardboard tiles with designs or words that reflect why they love living in the Rogue Valley and what worries they have about climate change. The pieces will be assembled into a salmon-shaped mosaic at Porters.
Art materials will be available from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., then the art will be assembled at Porters from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
All are welcome to participate in the afternoon of events, which also will include performances, speakers and information on climate change. State Rep. Peter Buckley will attend, along with the Frankie Hernandez Band.