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Things To Do: June 14 - 21

Friday, June 14

Preschool Puppet Theatre: See what Brenda Bear and friends are up to at 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month at North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Admission is $6. A short environmental lesson will be followed by the puppet show and playtime. A snack and craft or activity will follow. No late seating is allowed.

Historic Tour: Step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays, through Sept. 2, at the Beekman Bank Museum, 110 W. California St, Jacksonville. See the gold scales, look in the teller drawers and walk into the vault while costumed docents share stories about the bank’s founder, pioneer life and 19th-century banking practices. A $3 donation is suggested, and proceeds go toward preservation and maintenance of the bank. Call 541-245-3650 or see historicjacksonville.org.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Cambodian Rock Band” at noon Friday, June 14, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Digging Dinos: Children can go back in time and learn about dinosaurs with Bugs ‘R Us expert John Jackson at noon Friday, June 14, at the Shady Cove library, 22477 Highway 62. Explore real fossils, teeth, claws and imitation skin. Registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, at River’s Edge, 1936 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival: The Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival will be held Friday through Saturday, June 14-15, at Pear Blossom Park at the Commons in downtown Medford. The festival runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Look for over 30 breweries plus food from regional food trucks .Tickets are $25 for one day only or $44 for both days. Ticket includes commemorative glass and 8 tasting tickets. See socbrewfest.com. The festival is a 21-and-older event.

Medford Cruise: The Medford Cruise will rev up its engine for the 33rd time this summer, and there will be plenty to choose from during the event. The centerpiece of the festivities is the Downtown Cruise, scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in downtown Medford, where classic cars will circle the big block bounded by Central Avenue, West Main, Ivy, Front and Second streets. A new event this year will be a Friday night cruise June 14 in cooperation with Dancing and Dining in the Streets. There will be three bands and a DJ from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the area of Main Street and Riverside Avenue. The event will include a two-way cruise on Main Street, followed by the traditional Friday night concert. Proceeds from the Medford Cruise are distributed to the Greater Medford Rotary Foundation, which redistributes the funds to youth organizations in the community. For more details about the Cruise, including times and places of Show & Shines and other events, see medfordcruise.org.

Movies in Lithia Park: Find family movie fun under the stars the second and fourth Fridays through Sept. 27, at the Butler Bandshell, 150 Winburn Way in Lithia Park, Ashland. Movies begin at dusk. On June 14, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will be shown. Wireless “Silent Disco” headphones will be available to rent, and refreshments will be available for purchase. A $5 donation is requested. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ashland Parks Foundation. All movies will be rated PG. See ashland.or.us/parks or call 541-488-5340. In case of inclement weather, visit facebook.com/silentmovementinternational for cancellation updates.

Saturday, June 15

Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee are served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The breakfast costs $7; $5 for students with valid identification.

Rogue Valley A’s: Model A enthusiasts meet at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Royal Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1055 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. You don’t have to own a Model A to attend. See roguevalleyas.org.

Rogue Modern Quilters Guild: The quilting group meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month for sewing, demonstrations and show-and-tell projects at Talent Town Hall, 206 E. Main St. A business meeting begins at 1 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Annual dues are $25. The first visit is free. Call 541-512-1442 or see roguemodernquilters.com.

Siskiyou Lacemakers Guild: Anyone interested in lace-making — bobbin, tatting, knitting, crochet or needle — can meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, except for December and June, at Uniquely Yours, 3921 Highland Ave., Grants Pass. Email dhami10000@aol.com or call 541-659-3096.

Walk through History: Take a walk though Jacksonville’s history during a 1-hour guided tour at 10 a.m. every Saturday through Aug. 31. The tour leaves from Jacksonville’s Courthouse Square, in front of City Hall, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville. Visit government and commercial buildings, fraternal lodges, and homes. Learn how gambling money built a church; how the Civil War ended a successful mercantile partnership; how fire reshaped the town and a railroad both destroyed and preserved it, and more. Admission is free. Call 541-245-3650 or email info@historicjacksonville.org.

Pet Adoption: Rescue Ranch will host a special pet adoption day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at PetSmart, 3279 Crater Lake Hwy, Medford. A variety of small animals will be available for adoption. See rrdog.org or call 530-842-0829.

Living History Tour: Actors representing the early Beekman family will talk about life from the late 1800s into the 1930s Depression era during tours of the Beekman home. Tours begin every 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 1, at the Beekman House, 470 E. California St., Jacksonville. Admission is $3, with proceeds going toward preservation maintenance of the historic landmark. Call 541-245-3650 or email info@historicjacksonville.org.

Historic Walking Tours: Hear about everything from old saloons to unsuccessful efforts to stop hogs and other livestock from roaming downtown markets and eating the produce when Ben Truwe leads free historic walking tours of downtown Medford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. The tours start at the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s History Center, 106 N. Central Ave. To reserve a tour, call 541-773-8369.

Meet the Author: Meet regional authors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Bookmark Bookstore, 7561 Crater Lake Highway, White City. Authors will be on hand to discuss writing and publishing. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Call 541-227-4877.

Low-cost Pet Vaccines: Bring your cat or dog to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, to get it vaccinated. Vaccinations available for dogs are rabies and distemper/parvo booster. Vaccinations available for cats are rabies and distemper/rhino/calici booster. Distemper/parvo vaccinations are $15 each; all other vaccinations are $10 each. Nail trims also are available for $5. This is a cash-only clinic, and all pets must be at least 8 weeks old and in good health. Pets that are on antibiotics, in heat, or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated. Call 541-774-6654.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, “Down the Rabbit Hole: An Insider’s Look at OSF’s Summer Season,” given by Amrita Ramanan, director of literary development and dramaturgy, at noon Saturday, June 15, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Family Game Day: Play a variety of tabletop and video games from noon to 3:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6994.

Book Signing: Local author K. Booye will offer a signing and brief reading from her book “The Visitant,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Call 541-858-0203.

Murder Mystery Dinner: An interactive, family-friendly murder mystery dinner theater will be held at 6 p.m. Saturdays at Cynthia’s Home Sweet Home Restaurant, 1038 N.W. Sixth St., Grants Pass. Performed by local actors — The Whodunit Players — weave a story of intrigue and disaster. Tickets are $30, and reservations are required. Call 541-479-5953.

Movies in the Park: Find family-friendly movie fun under the stars in select neighborhood parks. Movies begin at 7 p.m. on select Saturday evenings. On June 15, “BumbleBee” will be shown at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, 334 Holmes Ave., Medford. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.

Sunday, June 16

Sundays at the Farm: Historic Hanley Farm hosts open houses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 1, at 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. Visitors can stroll the Shakespeare garden, orchards, vineyards and producing fields at the farm, see the chickens, sheep and lambs, bring a picnic lunch and hear live music. Each Sunday, a different main activity will be offered. Farmhouse tours are available from noon to 3 p.m. Admission to the farm is free; Hanley house tours are $5, $3 for kids 12 and younger. See sohs.org.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Sunday, June 16, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Administration Receptionist Sarah Eismann will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Kids Lego Creator: Children age 4 through 12 can build with Legos and display their creations from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Lego Duplo bricks will be provided for younger children. Call 541-744-6996 or see jcls.org.

Cuba Caravan Potluck Dinner: A potluck dinner and lecture to celebrate the longtime solidarity projects with Cuba carried out by Pastors for Peace will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the United Church of Christ, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. John Waller, chief organizer of Caravan, will speak along with local participants of Caravan projects. Call 541-482-8915 for information.

Monday, June 17

Juneteenth Celebration: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will commemorate the ending of slavery in America with spoken word, round table discussions, dance, music, visual art and theater pieces from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. The event is free, but donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund. The Juneteenth celebration will continue on Wednesday, June 19, at the Ashland Public Library with “Super Space Storytime,” a book reading series by OSF actors Christiana Clark, Lauren Modica and Kevin Kenerly at 10:45 a.m., as well as a panel discussion from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring Rogue Valley community leaders including Torrie Allen, director of development for OSF, Lt. Hector Meletich from the Ashland Police Department and others, exploring health, wealth, safety, education and spirituality through the lens of Afrofuturism. For a full listing of events, see osfashland.org or call 541-482-4331.

Author Talk: Megan Griswold will discuss her memoir, “The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies,” at 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland. Admission is free. Call 541-488-0029 or see bloomsburyashland.com.

Tuesday, June 18

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Tuesday, June 18, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Company Manager Tara Kayton will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Film Screening: Rogue Gallery and Art Center will hold a screening of “Living Treasures of Japan,” a documentary about Asian art, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the Rogue studio at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Magic Star Wands: Children 5 years and older can make an LED shooting star wand that glows even after being turned off at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Butte Falls library, 626 Fir. Ave. All materials will be provided, and registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

CASA Film Screening & Author Talk: Southern Oregon Early Learning Services Hub and CASA of Jackson and Josephine counties will host Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of “Three Little Words,” and hold a screening of the documentary film “Foster” from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the main auditorium at the New Life Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford. Admission is free, but registration is required. See jacksoncountycasa.org or call 541-734-2272.

Genealogical History Lecture: Pat Harper and her sister, Gloria Wyeth, will present “Winsor Ancestry, from Scottish POW to the Infamous Aunt Ina,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Winsor descendants, Wyeth and Harper, will share stories about their “aunt who lived in the Boston Harbor,” Ina Winsor. A 20th-century woman, Ina became infamous because of her refusal to abandon her home — a derelict schooner. They will also recount stories about Roger Williams and George Bruce, both ancestors of Ina. While Roger championed freedom in Rhode Island in the 1600s, George arrived in Massachusetts as a prisoner of war, exiled from Scotland. Admission is free. To register, call 541-512-2340, email reception.jcgl@gmail.com or stop by the genealogy library.

Tuesday Afternoon Knitters:

Crocheters, knitters and tatters of all skill levels can gather, share ideas and create new pieces from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Phoenix library, 510 W. First St. Call 541-326-2035 or find Tuesday Afternoon Knitters on Facebook.

Library Celebration: The Butte Falls library will hold a celebration in honor of the Jackson County Library system’s 100th anniversary at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Butte Falls library, 626 Firs Ave. Activities, cake and other refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-865-3511.

Medicare Presentation: Linda Clarkson, Cheryl Harrison and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation “Medicare 101” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Central Point Computer Classroom, 155 S. Second St., Central Point. Presenters will review Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants also will learn how Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plans work and how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs. To register, call 541-973-2122.

Wednesday, June 19

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a talk, “Indigenous Futurisms and the Red Power Movement,” given by Brook Colley, assistant professor and Native American Studies program chair at Southern Oregon University, at noon Wednesday, June 19, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

BBQ and Lecture: The Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council will hold a BBQ and present “What is Biochar?” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Partnership office, 60 Upper Applegate Road, Ruch. Biochar consultant Kelpie Wilson will provide a history and science of biochar followed by a demonstration of how to make biochar from your burn piles using a simple “flame cap kiln.” She will also share methods for using biochar in compost and in animal barns to recover nutrients for use in soil. This event is part of the Applegate Partnership’s quarterly lecture series. Admission and BBQ is free. See applegatepartnershipwc.org or call 541 899-9982.

Thursday, June 20

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Cambodian Rock Band” at noon Thursday, June 20, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Magic Star Wands: Children 5 years and older can make an LED shooting star wand that glows even after being turned off at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. All materials will be provided, and registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Film Screening: Rogue Gallery and Art Center will hold a screening of “An Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting,” a documentary about Asian art, at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the Rogue studio at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Learn-to-Swim: Children ages 3 to 12 years old are invited to participate in a free 30-minute introductory swim lesson at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Daniel Meyer Memorial Pool, 1705 Homes Ave., Ashland. The lesson will focus on water safety, comfort in the water, air recovery and basic swimming movements. To register see ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-0313.

The Village Market: Featuring a host of family-friendly entertainment and activities, The Village Artisan market will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month through Sept. 19, at The Village, Medford Center, 631 Medford Center, Medford. See thevillagemedfordcenter.com.

Medicare Presentation: Linda Clarkson, Cheryl Harrison and Melissa Mlasko of Futurity First Insurance Group will give a free presentation “Medicare 101” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Club Northwest, 2160 N.W. Vine St., Grants Pass. Presenters will review Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare Supplement health insurance plans. Participants also will learn how Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plans work and how to get help with the cost of prescription drugs. To register, call 541-973-2122.

Rogue Valley Flying Club: Aviation enthusiasts can meet the third Thursday of each month January through November at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, 1501 Sage Road, Medford. A no-host dinner and social time begins at 6 p.m. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. See rvfc.club.

Friday, June 21

Southern Oregon Lavender Festival: The festival, which takes place over two weekends, Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, and July 12-14, includes three stops on the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail. Lavender Fields Forever, 375 Hamilton Road, Jacksonville, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on festival days. Visitors can pick their own bouquets from pink, white and purple varieties. The English Lavender Farm and gift shop, 8040 Thompson Creek Road, Applegate, will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. OSU’s Lavender Garden, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point, has more than 80 varieties of lavender and will be open for self-guided tours. For details about the Lavender Trail, see southernoregonlavendertrail.com.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Macbeth” at noon Friday, June 21, at Carpenter Hall on the OSF campus, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Admission is $12, $8 for ages 6 through 17. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Medford Garden Club: The club meets at 1 p.m. the third Friday of each month at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Drive, Medford. Find Medford Oregon Garden Club on Facebook or call 541-773-6884.

Film Screening: Rogue Gallery and Art Center will hold a screening of the Nova documentary “Emperor’s Ghost Army,” a film about Asian art at 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the Rogue studio at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

Book Sale: Book sales are held from 1 to 4 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Look for new or gently-used books, DVDs and CDs. Costs are by donation. Call 541-664-3228 or see jcls.org.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Touvelle Lodge, 9367 Table Rock Road, Central Point. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Third Friday Art Walk: Galleries, restaurants and studios in downtown Medford unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. the third Friday of every month. For more information, find Medford’s Third Friday on Facebook.com.

Art Reception: A reception for artists of Rogue Gallery and Art Center’s new exhibit “Inspired by the East: Annual Art Movement Tribute,” will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, 40 S. Bartlett St., Medford. The exhibit will be displayed through July 12. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 541-772-8118 or see roguegallery.org.

A close-up of the emblem on Jay Ruettgers' Ford F-100 pickup truck. (Mail Tribune / Jamie Lusch)