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Things To Do: June 28 -July 5

Thursday, June 27

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Between Two Knees” at noon Thursday, June 27, 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 and older can make an LED shooting star wand that glows even after being turned off at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Talent library, 101 Home St. All materials will be provided, and registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

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 27, at the Smulin Health Education Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. 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.

Friday, June 28

Rogue River Rooster Crow: The 66th annual festival in Rogue River kicks off Friday with dinner at the Rogue River Community Center at 5 p.m. and live music at 6 p.m. by Mr. J.D. Barron at the Woodville Museum Bandstand. A book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Rogue River library. On Saturday, June 29, a fun run and walk starts the weekend festivities at 8 a.m., followed by a Rooster Crow Parade at 10 a.m., featuring entries from local businesses, churches, social and civic groups, along with antique cars and tractors. The Don West Band will play at the Woodville Museum Bandstand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and live entertainment will continue from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The Human Rooster Crow Contest begins at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Actual roosters also will have their chance to shine Saturday. Activities Sunday, June 30, include Church in the Park at 10 a.m.; the State of Jefferson Vigilance Committee, a comedic Old West reenactment skit theater group, will perform from noon to 2 p.m.; and a car show runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cal-Ore River Racers will hold hydroplane races at noon each day, with qualifications Saturday and the big race Sunday. For a full listing of events, see rogueriverchamber.com/rooster-crow-contest or call 541-582-4401.

Caregiver Conference: Rogue Valley Council of Governments Senior & Disability Services will host its second annual Family and Friends Caregiver Conference from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the Siskiyou Room at the Inn at the Commons, 200 N Riverside Ave, Medford. This conference will feature community partner presentations, self-care techniques, relaxation, and keynote speaker, author and humorist Sharon Lacey. A suggested donation of $10 is requested, and lunch will be provided. Respite services are available for the day. Registration is required. For further information or to register, call 541-618-7572 or see rvcog.eventbrite.com.

Festival Noons: A conversation, “An Actor’s Process: Macbeth,’” will be held at noon Friday, June 28, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actor Danforth Comins will speak. Tickets are $12, $8 for students ages 6 to 17, and are available at the box office, at osfashland.org or by calling 541-482-4331.

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. Friday, June 28, at the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St All materials will be provided ,and registration is required. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Reptiles and Amphibians Presentation: John Jackson of Bugs-R-Us will present “Pond Life” at 4 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Prospect library, 150 Mill Creek Drive. Children will learn about reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, birds, mammals, plants and macroinvertebrates. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Kriselle Cellars, 12956 Modoc Road, White City. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

Sights & Sounds in the Valley: Jacksonville Lions Club will host “Sights & Sounds in the Valley” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Walkabout Brewery, 921 Mason Way, Medford. Live music will be performed by rock band Hog Wild. Also look for a silent auction, grab bags, wheel of fortune, food trucks and more. A portion of beer and wine sales will benefit the vision and hearing programs of the Southern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Center. Call 541-779-4653.

Evergreen Ballroom: A Neon Nights Ballroom dance party will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave., Central Point. Beginning Cha Cha and swing instruction is at 7:30 p.m. No partner or experience required. Dance to a mix of ballroom, Latin and swing. Neon or glow-in-the-dark attire encouraged. Admission is $8, $6 after 8:30, and $6 for kids. Age 12 and younger get in free but must be accompanied by an adult. See evergreenballroom.com or call 541-826-8000.

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 28, “The Goonies” 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 29

Pollinator Garden Tour: A self-guided tour of Ashland’s pollinator gardens will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, at various locations throughout Ashland. The gardens provide year-round pollen, nectar, forage and habitat for bees, butterflies, flies, moths and hummingbirds. Host gardeners will be available to answer questions. Tickets are $10 for both days; after June 28, tickets are $15 and includes a booklet that serves as a ticket and has garden descriptions and a map. Register at ashland.or.us/register, call 541-488-6606 or stop by North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland, to pick up your tour booklet. All ages are welcome. For more information about pollinator gardens, see ashland.or.us/BeeCity.

Memorial Dog Wash: Cascade Self Storage will partner with SoHumane to host its 9th annual Janette Krook Memorial Dog Wash and Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at 2562 W. Main St., Medford. Also look for a BBQ lunch, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. All donations benefit Southern Oregon Humane Society. Call 541-779-3215 or see sohumane.org.

Tudor Guild Brass Rubbing Center: Choose from over 80 brasses to create your own memento of your trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Sept. 7, in the Bill Patton Garden behind the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Prices start at $7 and depend on the size of the rubbing; all supplies are included. Call 541-482-0940, email brassrubbing@tudorguild.org or see tudorguild.org.

Living History Days: The Cascade Civil War Society and Southern Oregon Historical Society will present “Living History Days” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point. There will be a Civil War camp, costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, agriculture, live music, cooking demonstrations, games and more. Admission is $7, $4 for ages 6 to 12. Tours of Hanley House are $3. See sohs.org or call 541-773-6536.

LEGO Time: Kids are invited to build and display their own creations based on monthly themes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. See jcls.org or call 541-774-8679.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Between Two Knees” at noon Saturday, June 29, 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.

Waggin’ Tales Used Book Sale: Friends of the Animal Shelter’s pay-what-you-want book sale will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Jackson County Animal Services, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix. Book purchases, made by cash or check only, support FOTAS programs. See fotas.org.

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 29, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will be shown at Bear Creek Park, Siskiyou Boulevard and Highland Drive, Medford. Call 541-447-2400 or see playmedford.com.

Sunday, June 30

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Sunday, June 30, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Actor Will Wilhelm will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

Art Salon: Local artists will present digital images of their work and discuss the evolution of their art at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of every month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. See jcls.org or call 541-774-6996.

Author Talk: Author Peggy Dover will read selections, sign copies and discuss her book, “Trips and Tangents: 101 Favorite Southern Oregon Journal Columns,” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Red Lily Vineyards, 11777 Hwy. 238, Jacksonville. Admission is $16. Call 541-846-6800.

Film Screening: The locally produced neo-noir film “One Step Ahead,” by Medford filmmaker Robert James will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Filmed here in the Rogue Valley, Private Investigator James O’Dell works a cold case to find a killer who has alluded capture for years. A break in the case leads to an astonishing outcome with twists coming in all directions. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. A Red Carpet photo opportunity in the lobby will be held from 5:15 to 5:45p.m.

Family Movie Night: GracePoint Church will host a screening for the family-friendly film “Balto,” at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the church, 1760 E. Main St., Ashland. Popcorn, candy and refreshments will be served. The film tells the story of Balto — half dog, half wolf — and his friends and how the famous dog sled race, the Iditarod, began. Film is rated G. Call 541-482-1784.

Monday, July 1

Author Talk: Ashland-based outdoor writer John Soares, author of “Hike the Parks: Redwood National & State Parks,” will share pictures and details of trails in the redwoods and along the coast, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The presentation will include details on trails in the redwoods and along the coast, as well as a few nearby mountain hiking destinations based on his two recent books “Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions,” and “100 Classic Hikes: Northern California.” See jcls.org or call 41-774-6996.

Tuesday, July 2

Books at Noon: This readers’ group discusses various books and offer suggestions for new reads at noon the first Tuesday of each month at the Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 541-535-7090 or see jcls.org.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a free Park Talk at noon Tuesday, July 2, in the Bill Patton Garden on the OSF campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Technical Coordinator of Community Productions Ben Cobb will speak. Call 541-482-4331 or see osfashland.org.

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.

Pub Talk: The Southern Oregon Historical Society hosts a free talk at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford. On Tuesday, July 2, Stephen Mark will present “Framing Nature: How Culture Shaped Crater Lake and the National Parks.” Older national parks such as Crater Lake are usually adorned with what Americans call “rustic architecture.” This type of design is a window to the past, and an indication of how European culture has seen nature. Call 541-773-6536.

Wednesday, July 3

Festival Noons: A conversation, “The Art of the Teaching Artist,’” will be held at noon Wednesday, July 3, in Carpenter Hall on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Kristen Giroux, David Thompson, Annie Paul and Ramon Vargas will speak. Tickets are $12, $8 for students ages 6 to 17, and are available at the box office, at osfashland.org or by calling 541-482-4331.

History Lecture: Part of the Windows in Time history lecture series, historian Lina Cordia will present “Pears and POWs: New Perspectives” at noon Wednesday, July 3, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. One of the 155 prisoner of war base camps during World War II in the U.S., Southern Oregon’s Camp White housed Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps fighters in addition to a diverse group of other German Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe soldiers. Camp White presented a unique experience not only for its roughly 2,000 prisoners, but also for the residents of Jackson County. This presentation seeks to fill in gaps in knowledge and dispel some myths associated with those POWs. Call 541-774-8679 or see jcls.org.

Spaghetti Feed: Pear Valley Senior Living will hold a free spaghetti feed from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Pear Valley Senior Living, 800 N. Haskell St., Central Point. Live music will be performed by The Roadsters, and raffles will be held. Find Pear Valley Senior Living on Facebook or call 541-647-1285.

Friday, July 5

Pet Adoption: A special SoHumane pet adoption event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 5-7, at SoHumane Adoption Center, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford. Many adult dogs and cats will have reduced adoption fees for this special event. Every pet will be up to date on routine vaccinations, flea and tick preventative, dewormed, microchipped and spayed/neutered before going home. Adoptable dogs and cats can be viewed at sohumane.org. Call 541-779-3215.

Festival Noons: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host a preface talk offering an interactive, in-depth introduction to “Between Two Knees” at noon Friday, July 5, 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.

Art in the Alley: Northwest Nature Shop will present Nature Art in the Alley from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Look for a showcase of art representing the diversity of the natural world created by local artists, live music, art demos and craft activities for kids. Alfred’s Arepas will be offer South American food and beverages for purchase. Light refreshments will be served in the NW Nature Shop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. See northwestnatureshop.com/events.

First Friday Craft: Make seasonal craft projects the first Friday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road. Refreshments will be provided. See jcls.org or call 541-846-7346.

Slopes & Trails: Slopes & Trails will host a free meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. Friday, July 5, in the beer garden at The Schoolhaus BrewHaus, 525 Bigham Knoll Dr., Jacksonville. The nonprofit organization provides social and recreational activities. See slopes.org.

First Friday Art Walk: Galleries, restaurants and studios in downtown Ashland and its Railroad District unveil new exhibits, host art demonstrations and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month. Some artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Art walk maps are available at any of the venues. See Native American arts and craft along with work by regional artists of wildlife and local landscapes at American Trails Gallery, 250 E. Main St. For a full listing of events and participating galleries, see ashlandgalleries.com.

Silent Disco: Ashland Parks and Recreation will host Silent Disco in the Park from 5 to 11 p.m. the first Friday of each month through Oct. 4, near the lower duck pond in Lithia Park in Ashland. DJs will spin a mix of music. Two channels will be available. Rent a pair of wireless headphones for a $5, then walk freely about the park and Ashland Plaza. Young children can make their own music on the interactive “Wiggle Wagon” which broadcasts on the Kid’s Channel. Call 541-488-5340 or see ashlandparksandrec.org. In case of inclement weather see Facebook.com/silentmovementinternational for cancellation updates.

Haunted History Tour: Costumed docents lead hour-long tours at 7 and 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month through Sept. 6, in downtown Jacksonville. The 7 and 7:30 p.m. courthouse tour features brothels, epidemics and hangings. The 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Britt Hill tour shares tales of arson, saloons and Oregon’s first Chinatown. Tours are $5. Proceeds go to the maintenance of Jacksonville’s historic buildings. Call 541-245-3650 for reservations. See historicjacksonville.org or email at info@historicjacksonville.org for information.

The "Phantom Ship" at Crater Lake. (Southern Oregon Historical Society archive photo)