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LIGHT UP YOUR CHRISTMAS with a trip through the Greystone Court holiday display in east Medford — and do a good deed by helping the hungry. Greystone residents go all out for the holidays and also go all out for ACCESS Inc., which provides food for area pantries. Check out the display of lights and bring along some non-perishable food items to donate to ACCESS. Last year the neighborhood collected 10,000 pounds of food and nearly $40,000 in cash donations. Greystone Court is located off North Phoenix Road, about a half-mile south of Hillcrest Road.

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FRESHEN UP your home library with a visit to the Book Exchange, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 110 N. Ivy St., Medford. The nonprofit bookstore has more than 25,000 free titles available for exchange. Exchanges are free, but cash donations are appreciated. Call 541-779-1326 or see www.roguebookexchange.org.

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WHAT'S CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A MOVIE? If you want to have a quiet Christmas eve, check out your TV screen at home, where Christmas is the theme on numerous stations. Movies scheduled to be aired include "It's a Wonderful Life" (KOBI, 8 p.m.), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (KDRV, 8:30 p.m.), "A Christmas Story" (TBS, 8 p.m.) and "The Santa Clause 2" (Family, 7 p.m.) Don't forget the popcorn!

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GET ABOVE THE FOG and get some exercise with a walk up Roxy Ann Peak in east Medford. Hike as far as you like in the city's Prescott Park (all the way to the top if you're up for it) and enjoy the views of the valley below (weather permitting). Take Hillcrest Road east to Roxy Ann Drive. Follow the road to the gate and enjoy a hike on a well-maintained road that will take you far above it all or get adventurous and take some of the steeper trails.

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SING ALONG in a non-denominational caroling event at the Ashland Springs Hotel from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Music will also be provided by Cathy Bolton and Laura Derocher and Neale Donald Walsch will offer a message for the evening. The event is sponsored by the Conversations With God Foundation. The event is free but donations will be accepted.


Wednesday, Dec. 25

GET IN THE SPIRIT at the 34th Annual Ashland Community Christmas Dinner, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Admission is free. The dinner includes a traditional turkey dinner will all of the trimmings — plus pie, ice cream and live entertainment. It's hosted by Ashland Christian Fellowship and all are welcome. Meal deliveries and free rides are available. Call 541-482-8539 or 541-944-4555.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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