EMPLOYEES DISPLACED by the Marie Callender's fire will benefit from a fundraiser planned at Applebee's restaurants in Medford and Grants Pass. From 11 a.m. to closing, 15 percent of proceeds at the restaurants will go to the Marie Callender's employees. A donation box will be set up at the Medford location at 1388 Biddle Road.
YOU CAN STILL GET Marie Callender's pies today and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They'll be sold from a temporary location outside of the Medford Applebee's at 1388 Biddle Road. To place holiday pie orders, call 541-772-5200 (number corrected).
MRS. CLAUS will make a guest appearance at 11:30 p.m. at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. She's going to read stories, tell tales about Santa, pass out books and treats, and talk to all the good little boys and girls. Free. For more information, call 541-664-3228 or www.jcls.org.
IT'S GRINCH DAY at the Medford library, where Dr. Seuss' grouchy green character will appear first in the 1966 TV short, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" and then in the 2000 remake, starring Jim Carrey. The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. at 205 S. Central Ave. Free. For more information, call 541-774-6413 or www.jcls.org.
DAVE PINSKY and Phil Newton promise to liven up the Wild Goose Cafe with their rockin' bluesy sound at 8 p.m. Together the two play traditional and original blues that "get down with the traditional style of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Big Bill Broonzy, Little Walter, Willie Dixon and others," Pinsky told the Mail Tribune. "It's that meld of acoustic and Chicago-style electric blues." The restaurant's at 2365 Highway 66 in Ashland. For more information, call 488-4103.
'SCROOGE: A MAGICAL MUSICAL' continues at 8 p.m. at the Randall Theatre, 10 Third St., Medford, starring the talented Robin Downward as Ebenezer. If you've got relatives you've got to entertain, the Randall Theatre has comfy seats, and you can't lose with the Scrooge story. Tickets are $15. Call 541-632-3258 or visit www.randalltheatre.com.
SPEAKING OF RELATIVES, another great place to take visitors — especially nieces, nephews and grandchildren — is the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Starting at 11 a.m. at the Exploration Station, visitors can create their own holiday ornaments using shrink film, heat and colored markers and take them home for their parents. Then, at 1 p.m., a Winter Chemistry Mini Show is planned in the SciTheater, followed by Light Painting at 4 p.m. at the Exploration Station. Create striking images and illusions using nothing more than a camera, a light source, and a little practice, ScienceWorks' website says. Admission is $7 for kids age 2-12 and seniors, $9 for teens and adults. Call 541-482-6767.