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The Indigenous Corn Festival will begin at 10 a.m. at Ashland Middle School's gym and cafeteria, 100 Walker Ave., Ashland. Experience hands-on demonstrations, make crafts using corn products, and learn traditional methods of preserving, preparing and cooking corn. Sample traditional foods, candies and drinks. Indigenous dancers from Mexico and North America and other parts of the world will perform and there will be a tamale contest. The event is free; donations accepted. Call 245-1625.The GingerBread Jubilee's architectural wonders, made with only edible ingredients, will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Wednesday (Nov. 22-26) at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 So Central Ave., Medford. Admission is $3.

MONDAY

Bring a vegetable to make vegetable soup and hear the story, "Stone Soup," at 11 a.m. Monday at Kid Time! Discovery Experience, 225 N. Ross Lane, Medford. The activity is free with admission to the museum: $5 per child, $2 per adult. Call 772-9922.

WEDNESDAY

Make a turkey centerpiece at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kid Time! Discovery Experience, 225 N. Ross Lane, Medford. The activity is free with admission to the museum: $5 per child, $2 per adults. Call 772-9922.Rogue Gallery and Art Center holds Drop In And Draw from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays (except during school holidays) at 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Projects include weaving, sculpting, drawing, watercolor and more. This is a supervised, after-school art workshop for children 6 and older. Cost is $3 per hour, per child and includes art supplies. For more information, call 772-8118.

FRIDAY

The Lithia Artisans 2008 Christmas Faire will be held over Thanksgiving weekend at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Faire will feature handmade arts and crafts, live music, crafts for children and food.Ashland holds its Festival of Light the day after Thanksgiving, with a parade at 5 p.m., followed by a Grand Illumination of more than a million lights on downtown buildings. The holiday season will be celebrated each weekend through the month of December. There will be strolling carolers throughout downtown, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, a kids' candy cane workshop and a "Candy Cane Enter to Win" contest.

COMING UP

The Rogue Valley Railroad Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, (Dec. 29 and 30) at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. There will be model railroad displays, door prizes, a swap meet and raffles. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, and free for kids 14 and under.

"What to Do" is a weekly listing of local events available to Rogue Valley families. For a complete rundown, see Tempo listings Fridays in the Mail Tribune. For a calendar of family-oriented events, visit www.mailtribune.com/family.