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TODAY

  • The second Annual Parent and Daughter Fair, for girls 9-12 and a parent or adult, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Smullin Health Education Center, on the Rogue Valley Medical Center Campus, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. The event is free and no preregistration is required. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for registration and refreshments. The day will begin with a teen theater performance, followed by small group workshops and sessions. Topics will include growing up female, body image, family communication and self-defense. There will also be a jazz dance and cooperative games. For more information, call 770-3331, Ext. 1015. The event is sponsored by Planned Parenthood and the American Association of University Women.
  • The Northwest Nature Shop has started a monthly series of nature classes giving children 5-12, and an accompanying adult, an opportunity to explore nature together. The first class, "The Early Bird Gets the Worm: A Bird Walk Just for Kids!" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon today. Families are invited to meet at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland for a fun-filled morning of birding with the Klamath Bird Observatory. Future naturalists will learn how to use binoculars and field guides to spot local feathered friends and learn about nature through games, stories, songs and outdoor activities. It's free, but space is limited, so sign up early at the Northwest Nature Shop or call 482-3241.
  • The Jacksonville Museum and the Children's Museum, 206 N. Fifth St., Jacksonville, will allow the public to visit at no charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Tom Smith, an American Indian cultural interpreter will be available to discuss hunting, gathering and fishing techniques used before white settlers arrived in Southern Oregon. Robert Heltberg will present a costumed interpretation of photographer Peter Britt and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the artifacts on display at the museum. A hands-on history activity will be presented in the Children's Museum. See www.sohs.org or call 773-6536.

TUESDAY

"Cookies, Milk and Storytime" with Robin Heald will be offered from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland.

THURSDAY

"Cookies, Milk and Storytime" for preschoolers will be held from 1:30 to 2:15 Thursday at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland.

FRIDAY

Roller Odyssey invites middle school kids and younger to a skate and a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at 2425 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Cost is $10 and includes skate rental. Call 772-1400 or see www.sk8info.com.

NOTE:

Some story time changes have been made at Jackson County Libraries:

Butte Falls: 10:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Central Point: 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Phoenix: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Prospect: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

For more information, see www.jcls.org.