Kids in many parts of Southern Oregon are out of school beginning today as teachers conduct conferences with parents and prepare for the Thanksgiving break later this week.

Kids in many parts of Southern Oregon are out of school beginning today as teachers conduct conferences with parents and prepare for the Thanksgiving break later this week.

Most libraries (www.jcls.org), movie theaters and gyms and play spaces in the area are open, and viewing of creations in the Craterian Theater's annual GingerBread Jubilee continues in Medford (www.craterian.org). The city of Medford is offering daytime child care in sessions today through Wednesday at the Santo Community Center (www.playmedford.com).

Holiday-oriented events are on the Mail Tribune's winter celebrations calendar at www.mailtribune.com/wintercelebrations. Other activities are on the main calendar at www.mailtribune.com/calendar.