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Two OSF plays streamed, local virtual events: July 3-9

Full-length OSF plays to be streamed on O!

O!’s new streaming service will begin offering full-length video recordings of Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays, playable on most devices. Viewers can see “The Copper Children” July 2 through July 15 and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” July 9 through July 22. The on-demand ticket is priced at $15 and is good for 48 hours. Go to osfashland.org and click on “Streaming Online” for information and how to purchase tickets.

Master Storytellers

Jackson County Library Services will host professional storytellers Alton Takiyama-Chung and Will Hornyak for virtual programs as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program. Takiyama-Chung will present stories from Hawaii, of WWII Japanese-Americans, and Asian folktales, at 2 p.m. on select Thursdays through Aug. 6. Hornyak will tell stories from American tall tales, Native American myths, Mexican fables, Russian fairytales, and more, at 2 p.m. every Friday through July. These free storytelling programs are intended for all ages. Some of the events will be live Zoom programs, and others will be prerecorded programs available through the JCLS YouTube channel. To register, visit the JCLS online events calendar at jcls.libcal.com or call 541-774-8689.

Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour

Two text-based virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk through Jacksonville History” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. Learn about multiple escapes from the historic Jackson County Jail, illegal liquor stashes, the discovery of local gold, railroads and more during the “Walk” tour. New “stops” are added weekly. The “Beekman” tour shares tidbits from the family’s life and Jacksonville history. New material is added every Monday and Thursday. For further information call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

Schneider Museum of Art

The art museum at Southern Oregon University offers a new virtual exhibit, “Celebrating Wild Beauty,” available on its website, sma.sou.edu, through July 25. This exhibition presents work by seven artists that pay homage to the 20th anniversary of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Exhibiting artists include Isabella Thorndike Church, Grayson Cox, Dot Fisher-Smith, Malia Jensen, Chris Russell, Rick Silva and Mark Tribe. Isabella Thorndike Church’s installation can be viewed in-person through a storefront window at 25 E. Main St., Ashland. For more information, call 541-552-6245.

Soroptomist of North Valley Garden Tour

The 17th annual garden tour will be held virtually through Aug. 31. See eight diverse gardens, ranging in style from local pollinator and country gardens to the formal Shakespeare Garden at Hanley Farm. A donation of $10 is recommended. Proceeds will go to support Soroptomist of North Valley’s Live Your Dream Award program, which provides education grants for women. To access the tour, see Gardens4Good.online.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Jenny Graham