Kids Imagination Discover Space will offer a "Build It Day" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today at 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford. The activity is free with admission to the museum, $5 per child, $2 per adult. There will be all kinds of building materials appropriate for kids 3-13. The theme this month will be "Downtown" and kids are invited to create any building they want, including but not limited to office buildings, banks, libraries, churches, schools, etc. The public exhibits will be at 3:15 p.m. Supplies are limited. Call 772-9922. Shoestring Productions theatrical troupe, ages 9 to 19, will present "The Adventures of Stuart Little" at 2 and 7 p.m. today at Cornerstone Christian Church, 608 Bartlett St., Medford. The play recounts E.B. White's classic story of the adventures of a "remarkable little mouse who is born into a typical New York family." General admission tickets are $8 and $5 for students and seniors (62-plus). Tickets will be available at the door. Call 941-0167 or 301-9717. The 15th annual Rich Gulch Hike-a-Thon, put on by the Jacksonville Woodlands Association, begins with registration at Doc Griffin Park at 9:30. The event helps the Woodlands Association preserve woodlands, build trails and educate the public about the Jacksonville trail system. Registration is $15 for individuals, $25 per family, which includes a guided hike, Woodlands T-shirt, picnic lunch and other activities. Call 899-7402 or 899-1763.
Medford's Railroad Park is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Sunday of every month through Oct. 26. The park offers rides for all ages on small-scale steam and diesel trains, along with exhibits of full-size and miniature trains, a historic locomotive and caboose and an antique telegraph service. Call 779-3002 or 944-9176. Free. Donations accepted. Ever wonder about what's behind the scenes at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland? Find out when OSF holds an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and offers tours through production areas, including the costume, scenic, properties and paint shops. OSF company members will also provide a variety of entertainment programs on the Courtyard Stage and fans of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will have an opportunity to learn the Fairies Dance from one of the cast members. A dress-up booth and a photo booth for children will be available in the Allen Pavilion courtyard. The information booth on the bricks will provide tour times, campus maps and an entertainment schedule.
Enjoy a spring nature walk in Hald-Strawberry Park in Ashland from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The easy-paced, 2-mile hike is appropriate for ages 10 and up. Meet at the intersection of Scenic and Logan Drive in Ashland. Bring hiking shoes, water and a snack. Cost is $3. To register see http://ashlandparks.recware.com or call 488-6606.
May 3: Tots 2 and 3 years old, accompanied by a parent, can explore the plant world of Lithia Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lots of searching, touching, silliness, stories and songs to encourage a sense of wonder in your little budding nature lover. Strollers and/or baby carriers recommended. Bring snacks and water and dress for the weather. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Cost is $5 per child/adult pair. May 3: Come to the plaza in front of the Ashland Public Library from noon to 5 p.m. to celebrate the Ashland Public Library and thank the children and adults who mobilized the community to re-open the library. There will be readings, marimbas, May baskets, a Theremin, sidewalk chalk drawing and ribbons to write your good wishes. Murray Huggins' bagpipes will bring the day to a close. For more information call the Friends of the Ashland Public Library at 774-6996.