What to do
- The fifth annual free trout derby for kids 16 and under will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Takelma Park, Lost Creek Lake. No entry fee is required. Fish must be freshly caught in Lost Creek Lake. Prizes will be awarded at 4:15 p.m. Registration and sign in will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Trout Central Tent at Takelma Park at Lost Creek Lake.
- Red Earth Descendants presents "Help Our Youth Excel in Native Games" today and Sunday at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 N. Highway 99, Ashland. Native American games are similar to hockey and lacrosse, along with hand, moccasin, hoop games and tug-of war. The games are free, and will be held from noon to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at the field adjacent to the Wellsprings. Participants don't need to know how to play the games. There will be a co-ed elimination-style tournament with two age groups: 13 and older, and 12 and younger. Call Dan Wahpepah at 841-890-3529 or see www.redearthdescendants.org.
- Shady Cove celebrates Daffodil Daze from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today with scenic shuttle tours of Daffodil Hill and the pond, fountain and outdoor bronze sculptures at the Oaks Estate. Shuttle tours depart every half-hour from Windmill Square next to Two Pines Smokehouse, 21331 Highway 62. The last tour boards at 3 p.m. Cost is $2. There will also be an arts and craft show, an exhibit of antique cars and tractors and live music by the Prospect High School Jazz Band. Call 878-3171.
- Havurah Shir Hadash will host The Vagabond Opera, a bohemian operatic Eastern European cabaret ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. today at 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The show is a family-friendly visual treat. Tickets are available at the door for $15 for adults; $5 for youth 12-17 and $3 for children under 12. Call 488-7716.
Wondering what to do over spring break? For a listing of spring camps see the MT Web site: www.mailtribune.com and click on the spring break activities box.
Would you like to know what sound looks like? ScienceWorks will be open this Tuesday for the premiere of its latest exhibit "NOISE!" featuring exhibits on sound, music and hearing. Creating experiences from the "Can you hear me now" Scream Chamber to the "good vibrations" of the Dancing Sand Plates, the exhibits take a playful look at the physics of sound waves as well as how music and sound affects our mood. Good Vibrations and the Dancing Sand will give visitors a way to "see" sound waves in some pretty unusual ways. There is also a special area for small children that allows them to make a "ruckus." NOISE! programs are free with museum admission. ScienceWorks is at 1500 East Main near Walker Avenue in Ashland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 12 and free for members and children under 2. Call 482-6767 or visit www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
Todd Barton, the resident composer and music director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will present a program for kids and adults at 7 p.m. Thursday at ScienceWorks museum's Sci Theater, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland.
Camp White Military Awareness Day will be held from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Camp White Military Museum. Military vehicles will be on display in front of Building 200, and Young Marines will escort visitors to the museum. Call Al at 826-2111, Ext. 3674.