1ROGUE MEMORIAL CHALLENGE CUP: Youth soccer teams from throughout the West will participate in the three-day tournament, played on 18 fields in Medford, with major venues including North Medford High School, Fichtner-Mainwaring park and U.S. Cellular Community Park. Finals are Monday morning.
2TAKE A HIKE: Get out and enjoy nature with a quick drive and relatively easy hike to the top of Upper Table Rock, just north of Medford. From the top of the plateau, you can take in a panoramic view of the Rogue Valley and the mountains beyond. Take Table Rock Road to just north of the Rogue River and turn right on Modoc Road. Follow for about a mile to reach the parking lot.
3LITHIA ARTISANS MARKET: The outdoor arts-and-crafts show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays along Ashland Creek on Calle Guanajuato behind the Ashland Plaza. Artists and artisans show their crafts, often accompanied by live music. See www.lithiaartisansmarket.com.
4RAILROAD PARK: All aboard the to-scale steam and diesel trains, which run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Medford Railroad Park at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue. It's free, but donations are accepted. Visitors of all ages can ride, as well as enjoy features such as an antique telegraph service, exhibits of full-sized and miniature trains, model railroad layouts and historical railroad equipment. Ex-Southern Pacific employees will discuss their experiences between 1 and 3 p.m.
5MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS: U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, and retired Marine Col. Dave Dotterrer, a state Senate candidate, will speak Monday at Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Road, to remember fallen military members. A crowd of about 2,000 is expected at the cemetery, where gravesites will be swathed in U.S. flags. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and will include a bagpipe band and fly-overs by local pilots.
For more events, see calendars on Page 1B and in Tempo.