What to Do
- The Darex Family Ice Rink is now open for the season for open skate, hockey and adult recreational skating. The rink does not have a cover this year, and will close with inclement weather. Call the rink at 488-9189 for the weekend schedule or see www.ashlandparksandrec.org for the full schedule.
- The youth yo-yo group TriWire will spin their yo-yos and demonstrate tricks at noon and 1:30 p.m. today at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. The event is free and open to the public.
- The Friends of the Talent Library invite the public to celebrate the reopening and extended hours of the library from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Talent Branch Library, 101 Home St., Talent. There will be games, stories, treats and fun for family and friends.
- Jacksonville's Victorian Christmas celebration continues on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16 with Father Christmas, free wagon rides, a town crier, carolers, roasted chestnuts, hot cider and more. Call 899-8118.
- Shoestring Productions Theatrical Troupe will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson at 7 tonight at Cornerstone Church, 608 Bartlett St., Medford. The play presents the Herdmans, "the worst kids in the whole history of the world" and how they took over the Christmas pageant. The comedy is suitable for the whole family.
- Performances of the musical "Annie," the comic-strip orphan, will be at 1 p.m. and 7 tonight at One-Eleven Evelyn — A Center for the Arts, 111 N.E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. Tickets are $12 general, $10 students and seniors and $8 children 10 and under, and are available at Grants Pass Pharmacy, at the theater box office one hour before showtime, or by calling the theater at 787-2019.
- Le Cirque Centre will present an "Aerial Dance Holiday Special" featuring aerial acrobatics on rope, aerial fabric, trapeze and lyra at 7:30 tonight at Le Cirque Centre, 280 E. Hersey St., Suite 12, Ashland. Tickets are $5 general and are available at the Centre, or at the door. Call 301-6804.
The Ashland Branch Library, at 410 Siskiyou Blvd., has added an 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning storytime to its lineup. Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join children's librarian Perii Hauschild-Owen for 30 minutes of listening, laughing and learning. Other Ashland Branch storytimes are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays (kids are invited to wear pajamas), and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
The Toy Science Festival continues at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The highlight of the show is a model train, set in a townscape that includes tunnels and a river. A mini-camera mounted to the front of the train allows visitors to experience the track from the engineer's perspective. Visitors are invited to bring new toys to donate to Toys for Tots before Dec. 13. Museum 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 kids 2-12 and seniors over 65. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 482-6767.
Eagle Point will hold its holiday celebration at 7 p.m. Friday at Bob Moore Park in Eagle Point. There will be a tree-lighting ceremony, a children's parade led by Santa, a Christmas concert and Santa will distribute candy and stuffed animals at the Eagle Point Community Center. Photos with Santa will cost $1.