What To Do: March 29-31
- Oregon Caves National Monument is open for another season of cave tours, ranger programs and children's activities. The tours last about 90 minutes, have a 16-person limit and will operate on the following schedule through Labor Day: March 22 to May 23: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tours at least once per hour.; May 24 to June 20: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with tours at least one per hour; June 21 to Sept. 1: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., tours at least every 30 minutes. The cost of the basic cave tour is $8.50 for adults, $6 for youth 16 and under. Visitors should dress for temperatures in the low 40s inside the cave. Flashlights are not necessary. For safety, children must be at least 42 inches tall to negotiate the cave's stairs and passageways. For more information call 541-592-2100.
- Antique cars from the Rogue Valley Model A Club, the Old Timers Club and the Southern Oregon Military Collectors Club will be on display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Building 200 at the V.A. Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, 8495 Crater Lake Highway, White City. Camp White Military Museum also will offer tours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's free. Call 826-2111.
- Siskiyou Summit bluegrass band will offer a concert the entire family will enjoy at 7:30 p.m. at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. The band has played around the Pacific Northwest since 1999 and routinely packs the grange. Tickets are $10, $7 for kids 12 and younger, and are available at Nelson's Brake and Alignment, 1303 N. Riverside Ave., Medford, and The Music Coop in the A Street Market Place in Ashland. See siskiyousummit.com or call 488-0178.
Skiers and snowboarders can receive a free lift ticket on Sunday with a donation of 5 cans of non-perishable food during the sixth annual Ski & Ride Against Hunger food drive, sponsored by Mount Ashland. The event will benefit ACCESS Inc. food bank and individuals and families in Jackson County. Call 482-2897.
The Youth Activity Center, part of the City of Medford Parks and Recreation Department, is a place where youth in fourth to eighth grade can enjoy various fun, free activities during the school year under the supervision of Parks and Recreation staff. The center, at 809 W. McAndrews Rd. in Medford, is open from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and has video systems, air hockey, a pool table, big-screen TV, foosball and more. Daily activities include: Mondays, 2:30 to 6 p.m., board games; Tuesdays, 2:30 to 6 p.m., Movie Day and popcorn; Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Happy Homework Hour: free tutoring from the staff tutors.
- On Saturday and Sunday morning, April 5 and 6, the Ashland Independent Film Festival will feature short films suitable for children of all ages at the Varsity Theater in Ashland. This year's featured family film is "Luna: Spirit of the Whale." A full schedule of festival films and ticket information is available at ashlandfilm.org.
- The Southern Oregon Philatelic Society will hold its annual stamp show April 5-6 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. There will be exhibits, dealers, supplies, free packets of stamps for kids and novice collectors, publications and stamps from the United States and United Nations post offices will be available. Admission is free.