Family-friendly fun is right around the corner.
u Families with children at least 5 years old can attend Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra’s free Discovery Concert at 10:30 a.m. today at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. The program features mask-maker Jamie Peck dancing with his animal masks as the orchestra performs “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens. The performance will last about one hour and the conductor will explain what to listen for in the music. Excerpts from “Mysterious Mountain” will also be on the program. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with an “instrument petting zoo” and instruments available to try in the lobby. For information, see rvsymphony.org or call 552-6396.
u An indoor Winter Festival, with hands-on activities for kids, a petting zoo, food and music, will be offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of February at The Farm, 51 S. Stage Road, Medford. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to The Farm is $4. Fees apply to other activities. Call 535-1316.
u Toy Science, an interactive exhibit for kids of all ages, will be at ScienceWorks, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland, through January. Simple machines and games of chance offer visitors a look into scientific principles. The classic and modern toys include a large-scale model train set with a giant kaleidoscope. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50, $5 for children 2-12 and seniors over 65. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 482-6767.
u Southern Oregon Figure Skating Club hosts an American Girl skating party from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at The Rrrink, 1349 Center Dr., Medford. The afternoon includes a short skating lesson, skating demonstrations and raffles. Admission is $5 and includes skate rentals. Call 776-8987.
u A four-week introduction to cheerleading course will be offered beginning Sunday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Precision Cheer Academy at America’s Best Kids, 1914 Skypark Dr., Medford. There are classes for kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth through 10th grade. Cost is $45 and includes four classes, a free T-shirt and a final performance. Call 245-0432 or see www.abkkids.com.
u Talented Feet will offer a jump rope workshop from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 26 to Feb. 11. The workshop is open to first- through 12th-grade students throughout the valley. Cost is $30, which includes the rope. Register at the first workshop. Call 535-3864.
u Craterian Performances presents a 30th anniversary touring production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Annie” at 8 p.m. Monday at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $47-$65. See craterian.org or call 779-3000.
u A free afternoon film series is featured from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Wednesday’s feature, “Mamma Mia,” stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. Call 774-6996.
u Kids of all ages can enjoy stories about bugs, bears, birds, jungles and other nature subjects at 10:30 a.m. Fridays at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 482-3241.