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Friday, April 27

GEM AND MINERAL SHOW: The Rogue Gem Geology Club will present its 2007 gem and mineral show Friday through Sunday, April 27-29, at the Grants Pass Fairgrounds, on Fairgrounds Road off the Redwood Highway. There will be displays, dealers, demonstrations, a silent auction and door prizes. Admission costs $1; children accompanied by adults will be admitted free. Call 476-3682.

KIDS IMAGINATION DISCOVERY CENTER: The nonprofit museum and play space, 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford, offers interactive exhibits and activities designed to educate and entertain children, including the KIDS Grocery Store, KIDS Cafe, Construction Zone, Into the Woods, Water Works, KIDS Medical Center, Art Space, Toddler Town and Outdoor Space. The museum also offers self-directed and instructed arts and crafts projects and workshops, storytelling activities and a full-service caf&

233;. Storytelling will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the center's new Literacy Corner; children can decorate reusable canvas grocery bags at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28; and the Eagle Horse Foundation will offer free pony rides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29. KIDS hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Most activities are free with museum admission. Admission to the museum is $2 for adults; $5 for children. Family memberships are $35. See or call 772-9922.

WINE TASTING: Taste wines from local and international producers from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Pacific Wine Club, 3588 Heathrow Way, Medford. Cost is $20. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Call 245-3334.

DRAG RACES: Friday Night Drags begin with time trials at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Champion Raceway at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. Elimination races are at 8 p.m. Admission is $8 for spectators; children under 12 are admitted free. See or call 830-DRAG.

Saturday, April 28

BREAKFAST: A breakfast offering sausage, ham, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, fruit and coffee will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Warren Masonic Lodge, California and Oregon streets, Jacksonville. Cost is $5 for all you can eat.

CAR SHOW: "Where Eagles Soar," Eagle Point High School's Skills USA Chapter will host its fourth annual Thomas Ussary Memorial Car Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the school, 203 N. Platt St., Eagle Point. Activities will include a poker run, an engine blow-up, a swap meet and raffles. More than 200 cars, trucks and motorcycles, including cars from the Rogue Valley corvettes, will be displayed. Show proceeds will benefit college scholarships for EPHS students. Call 830-6397.

5K AND 10K RUNS: The Southern Oregon Sizzler's Running Club will offer its third Annual Bridge the Gap 5K and 10K runs at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Railroad Park, Table Rock Road and Berrydale Ave., Medford. Registration is at 7:30 a.m.. Entry fees cost $15 and include a T-shirt. Prize drawings will be held after the race. Proceeds will benefit Mobility Unlimited. Call 618-9468.

MOUNTAIN VALLEY RIDERS: Chapter M of the Mountain Valley Riders will hold its monthly breakfast meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Black Bear Diner, 1150 E. Barnett Road, Medford. A ride will follow the meeting, weather permitting. The breakfast meeting and ride is open to all riders. Call 664-6473.

SPRING GARDENING FAIR: The Jackson County Master Gardener's 28th Annual Spring Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at the Jackson County Exposition Park, — Peninger Road, Central Point. The two-day fair will feature more than 150 commercial booths displaying garden-related products such as vegetables, flowers, shrubs, books, outdoor tools and furnishings and outdoor art. Specialists will be on hand to offer information and tips about gardening. Gardening classes will be offered both days, and the new revised edition of the Jackson County Master Gardener Association's "Garden Guide for the Rogue Valley" will be available. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $2; free for children 12 and younger. Parking is free. See extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/mag or call 776-7371.

CAR RACING: The Siskiyou Sports Car Club will offer racing at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. Race your own car or just watch. It's $50 to race; free to spectators. See.www.ssccmedford.org or call 779-6030.

CRAFT FAIR: A spring craft fair and bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring St., Medford. Call 664-4665 to reserve a table.

LANCE, SWORD AND ARCHERY CHALLENGE: The Warhorse Challenge Association will hold clinics for lance, sword and archery on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at Lighthouse Morgans, 14440 Highway 62, Eagle Point. See or call 826-1300.

AIRCRAFT TOUR: A Boeing KC-97, an aircraft that was built in 1952 and used as a troop transporter, a cargo carrier and a hospital ship as part of the Strategic Air Command, is open to the public from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, 3350 Biddle Road, Medford. Group tours are available. Call 776-7222.

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING CLUB: Shoot 'em up Western-style with the Table Rock Rangers at 9 a.m. on the first Sunday and the second Saturday of every month at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. The entry fee is $13 and includes five scenarios during each event. Arrive early to register. The club members shoot in accord with "The Single Action Shooting Society" and wear period clothing. Admission to the park is free. Call 535-2827.

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS: Ben Truwe unlocks the secrets of the past during his "Haunted Brothels and Opium Dens of Medford" walking tours offered at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Find out where Medford residents "lynched the knocker and burned the hammer." The free tours last about two hours and are suitable for all ages. Participants should dress for the weather and meet at the Southern Oregon Historical Society's History Center, 106 N. Central Ave., Medford. Call 773-8369 for reservations.

STORYTELLING: Sessions are held at 11 a.m. Saturdays in the children's section of Barnes Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 858-0203.

WILDFLOWER SHOW: The Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will present a spring wildflower show from noon to — p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. Botanists will be on hand to discuss wildflowers, and free packets of wildflower seeds will be given away. The event is free. Call 482-3241.

WOOD CARVERS: The Central Point Woodcarvers Group meets from noon to — p.m. Saturdays at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Anyone interested in wood carving is invited to attend. Call 665-3634.

PEAR BLOSSOM SPECIAL: The annual Pear Blossom Special, a 50-lap race featuring modifieds in a $1,000 to win, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, the Southern Oregon Speedway in the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City. Admission for spectators costs $8, $6 for senior and $3 for ages 9 and younger. There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Pear Blossom Festival Committee. Call 282-8066.

Sunday, April 29

KIDS MAKING MIRACLES: A fun run will be held at — p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Blue Heron Park in Phoenix. Registration costs $8 and includes a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Call 535-1552.

RADIO-CONTROLLED CAR RACES: The Rogue Valley RC Club hosts radio-controlled car races at — p.m. Sundays at Fast Time Race Way at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City &

weather permitting. Registration is $8. See or call 890-6217.

Tuesday, May 1

GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ashland Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. The outdoor market offers winter greens, bedding plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: The Rogue Valley Womens Connection will host a health and beauty fair at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the gymnasium at the Community Bible Church, 500 N. 10th St., Central Point. Local businesses will present tips on hairstyles, make up, massage and healthy food ideas. Fayemarie Miller of Clatskanie will be the guest speaker. A buffet-style dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $13. Call 826-2769 or 855-7695 for reservations. Child care also is available by reservation.

FASHION SHOW: Soroptimist Rogue Starlight Club will host an evening of fun and fashion from local retailers at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Tickets cost $25, and proceeds benefit the club's programs for women and children in the Rogue Valley. Call 261-0204.

WOMEN'S SINGING: The Southern Oregon Sound Sweet Adelines International rehearses from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Christian Church, 1440 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford. The four-part women's a cappella chorus offers vocal training in barbershop harmony. Women who are interested are invited to participate. Call 774-9606.

SOUTHERN OREGON PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION: The camera club will present a photography essay by Ken Deveney at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Deveney's photographs document his 2006 hiking adventure on the Greek Islands of Karpathos, Amorgos Santorini and Naxos. Call 779-3396 or visit sopacameraclub.org.

Wednesday, May 2

THE FARM: The Farm, 51 S. Stage Road, Medford, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and offers activities such as a petting zoo with goats, chickens, sheep and pigs, a general store and pony rides. Admission to the farm is $4. Pony rides are $2. Group tours and after-school programs are available. Call 535-1316.

SCIENCEWORKS HANDS-ON MUSEUM: State-of-the-art exhibits, live performances and hands-on exploration for all ages are available at the museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. 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 children ages 2 to 12 and seniors over 65. Group rates are available. See or call 482-6767.

Thursday, May 3

GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. The outdoor market offers winter greens, bedding plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.

HAND BELL CHOIR: The First Presbyterian Church's hand bell choir meets from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Thursdays at the church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Anyone interested in joining the choir is invited to attend. Call 664-4115.

RADIO-CONTROLLED CAR RACES: The Rogue Valley RC Club hosts radio-controlled car races at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Fast Time Race Way at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City &

weather permitting. Registration is $8. See or call 890-6217.

MEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: Rogue Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Society meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Men interested in four-part harmony are invited. Call 779-7118.

WOMEN'S BARBERSHOP SINGING: The Rogue Valley Women's Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Boys and Girls Club, 203 S.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass. Women interested in singing are invited. Call 476-7006.

BAGPIPE BAND: The Southern Oregon Scottish Bagpipe Band meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jackson County Search and Rescue Building, 620 Antelope Road, White City. Interested pipers and percussionists of all styles, including Latin and African drumming, are invited. Call 774-9117.

Friday, May 4

KS WILD BENEFIT: Bluegrass band the Rosehip Ramblers will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Williams Grange, 20100 Williams Highway, Williams. A spaghetti dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $18; $10 for music only. Proceeds will benefit KS Wild. Call 488-5789.

ACCORDION CLUB: The Medford Accordion Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at the Central Point Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Admission is $1. Call 476-3209.

Saturday, May 5

BENEFIT YARD SALE: Yard sales will be available from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at four locations in the Twin Creek neighborhood of Central Point. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life's Team MASH of the American Cancer Society. Call 664-8519.

GREEN MARKET: The Phoenix Green Market, an outdoor market offering fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and handcrafted items, will be open on the first and third Friday of every month through Oct. 19 at 310 N. Main St., Phoenix. Hours will be 8 a.m. to — p.m. Call 512-1726.

PLANT SALE: The Rogue River Garden Club will hold its Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to — p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 135 Oak St., Rogue River. There will be a variety of plants, a country store, raffle prizes and free coffee. Call 582-0628.

PLANT SALE: The Medford Garden Club will host its annual Spring Plant and Baked Goods Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the American Red Cross, 60 Hawthorne St., Medford. There will be a raffle for a gift basket from Harry and David. Proceeds from the sale will benefit horticultural programs in Rogue Valley schools. Call 779-7650.

wildflower show: The Shady Cove/Trail Wildflower Association will present its Annual Wildflower and Artisans Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, at Shady Cove School on Cleveland Street in Shady Cove. More than 200 specimens of wildflowers will be displayed, and botanists will be on hand to discuss the plants. There also will be indoor and outdoor plants for sale, a boutique and raffle prizes. Along with the wildflower show, there will be an art fair and sale by the Upper Rogue Artists and a quilt show by Material Girls of Shady Cove. Barbecued chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Call 621-8115.

CHILDREN'S COMMUNITY PLAY GROUP: Living Earth Circle sponsors a baby and young children's play group from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Friday of every month at Pioneer Hall, next door to the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Performers, teachers and families share in activities such as music, dance, puppet shows and crafts. Admission is $8 for one child with an accompanying adult; $4 for each additional family member or friend. Three-month sessions are available for $35 for families with one child attending; $50 for families with more than one child attending. See for information. Call 488-5340 to register.

HISTORIC HOME TOURS: The Jacksonville Boosters Club will host its 36th annual Historic Home Tours from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6. Visitors may visit the Bybee House, St. Mary's Catholic Academy, the Orth House, the Nunan House and the TouVelle House and share the trials and triumphs of the early Jacksonville residents through costumed interpreters. The tours are limited to ages 12 and older. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Visitors Center and Country Quilts in Jacksonville; at Molly Reed in Medford; and at Judy's Florists in Ashland, Central Point and Grants Pass. Call 899-8118 or 245-3650.

BIG GAY BARBECUE: Abdill-Ellis Lambda Community Center will host its fourth annual Big Gay Barbecue from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 5, at Pioneer Hall, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. A Southwestern style dinner with imported Mexican beers and specialty beverages will be served until 8:30 p.m. DJ Zach will play dance music from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. A salsa dance class will be offered at 5 p.m. Cost is $15; $5 after 8:30 p.m. E-mail big_gay_bbq@charter.net for reservations. Proceeds will benefit AELCCA.

OLD WEST SALOON NIGHT: The Belles Beaus Old West/Victorian Society of Jacksonville will present a old-time western show featuring singers, dancers, live music, along with card games and a cowboy dinner provided by the Back Porch BBQ, from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 5, at the U.S. Hotel Ballroom, 123 California St., Jacksonville. Tickets cost $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Call 899-0119 for reservations.

Sunday, May 6

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy will be offered from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Lake Creek Grange, South Fork Little Butte Road, Lake Creek. Cost is $6; $3 for ages 6 and younger. Call 826-3227.

FLEA MARKET: An indoor flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Antiques, collectibles and crafts will be available. Admission is $1; free for children ages 12 and younger. See or call 772-8211.

Monday, May 7

GARDENING TALK: Master Gardener Marsha Waite will present "Ten Best and Ten Worst Garden Bugs" at noon Monday, May 7, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Refreshments will be served. Call 488-5664.

Tuesday, May 8

ROCK GARDENING: Phyllis Gustafson will present a slide show about styles of rock gardens at the next meeting of the Siskiyou Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford. Call 664-5934.

Thursday, May 10

LIPIZZANER STALLIONS: The world-famous dancing white stallions will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Compton Arena at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, — Peninger Road, Central Point. Tickets cost $22.50; $20.50 for children and seniors. Tickets are available at Blackbird, or 800-882-8258. For information, see or or call 774-8270.

Friday, May 11

PRESCHOOL PUPPET THEATER: See what Bucky Beaver and his forest friends are up to this winter at a preschool puppet theater presentation by Kiarin Onkka at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Onkka will present a short environmental-education lesson for children followed by the puppet show and play time. Snacks and a craft activity will follow the program. Admission is $5 per family and includes two children; admission for each additional child is $2. Call 488-6606 to register.

Saturday, May 12

PLANT SALE: The Ashland Garden Club will hold its 28th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, in the parking lot at Safeway on Siskiyou Boulevard in Ashland. Call 488-5664.

BAZAAR: A spring bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to — p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Eagle Point Grange, 5 Shasta Ave., Eagle Point. Lunch will be available. Call 826-3643 to rent space.

LEATHER CRAFTERS: The Rogue Valley Leather Guild meets from — to — p.m. the second Saturday of every month at the Senior Center, 123 N. Second St., Central Point. The hobbyist group teaches and shares ideas about leather tooling and saddle stitching. Call 826-3177 or 899-3663.

Sunday, May 13

MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST: The Phoenix Lions will serve pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and juice from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 13, at the Phoenix Grange, 209 N. Main St., Phoenix. Cost is $4. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling 840-4283.

RAILROAD PARK: Rides on small-scale steam and diesel trains and exhibits featuring full-size and miniature trains, a historic locomotive and caboose and an antique telegraph service are available at Medford's Railroad Park. The park is home to the Southern Oregon Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, the Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club, the Southern Oregon Live Steamers, the Southwest Oregon Large-Scale Trains and the Morse Telegraph Club. The park is open on the second and fourth Sunday of every month through Oct. 28. Hours are 11 a.m. to — p.m. The park is at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue, just a few blocks from the Rogue Valley Mall. Admission is free; donations to maintain and expand the park are accepted. Call 535-7952 or 944-9176.

MOTHERS DAY CELEBRATION: The ninth annual Mothers Day Celebration sponsored by The Safe Place will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13, in Alba Park, West Main and Holly streets, Medford. Call 774-8071.

Saturday, May 19

BREAKFAST: A breakfast of biscuits and gravy, omelets, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee will be offered from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Cost is $6.