Friday, Sept. 28
BITE OF THE ROGUE VALLEY AND HARVEST FAIR: Food, wine, beer, music and fun will be featured at the 2007 Bite of the Rogue Valley and Harvest Fair to be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds and Exposition Park, — Peninger Road, Central Point. An inaugural event, Bite of the Rogue Valley will offer food from Rogue Valley restaurants and wines from the region's vineyards from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Lithia Motors Amphitheater. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the amphitheater, there will be wine and food tasting, along with a culinary competition starting at 11:30 a.m. and an ice carving contest at 1:30 p.m. The Harvest Fair will feature its annual Grape Stomp Championship and Chili Cook-off with contests to be held at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Other Harvest Fair highlights include arts and crafts booths, livestock shows, a classic car show and old-fashioned games such as sack races, tug-o-war contests, a pie eating contest and a watermelon throw. Admission to the Bite of the Rogue Valley and the Harvest Fair costs $6. Children ages 11 and younger will be admitted free. On Saturday, Sept. 29, there will be a concert with The Robert Cray Band at the Lithia Motors Amphitheater. Advance tickets cost $36 and are available at the Rogue Federal Credit Union. Tickets also are available at for $40. Concert tickets include admission to Bite of the Rogue and the Harvest Fair. Proceeds from Bite of the Rogue will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. See jcfairgrounds.com, biteoftherogue.com or call 774-8270.
BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Medford Library will offer a book sale at the library's book shop, 205 S. Central Ave, Medford. Call 779-3246 for hours.
AUTO RACES: The Oregon State Challenge 2007 Championship and Annual Bud Cup Late Model Race will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, at the Southern Oregon Speedway in the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City. Gate opens at 4 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. Friday admission costs $5; Saturday admission costs $15, $12 for seniors and $3 for children. See sospeedway.com or call 282-8066.
Saturday, Sept. 29
multicultural Fair: The 14th annual Greater Medford Cultural Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Alba Par, Medford. The free event will feature music, dancing and food from around the world. See or call 774-2544 Ext. 3901.
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, Sept. 29, at the Warren Masonic Lodge, California and Oregon streets, Jacksonville. Cost is $5 for all you can eat.
QUILT SHOW: The Biennial Quilt Show of the Siskiyou Country Quilters will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Armory at the Siskiyou County Fairgrounds, 1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka. The show will feature hand-crafted quilts that range in size from full bed quilts to crib quilts. There will be raffles for a quilt made by the guild's members and gift baskets donated by local merchants. Door prizes will be given hourly. Food and beverages will be available. Admission cost $3. Call 530-459-3118.
MOUNTAIN VALLEY RIDERS: The motorcycle chapter of Southern Oregon will host a membership drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Kawasaki Honda of Medford on Crater Lake Highway. Free memberships will be offered. All bikes are welcome. Call 664-6473.
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.
ANTIQUE SHOW: The Southern Oregon Antiques and Collectible Club will hold its 25th Annual Fall Antique and Collectibles Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at the Medford Armory, 1702 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. As well as antiques, the show will feature its Hall of Restoration, Skills of Yesterday, Skills of Today, and identifications, appraisals, a silent auction and food from Quality Catering Restaurant. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $4. See soacc.com or call 826-3039.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: A pumpkin patch, a corn maze, horse-drawn hayrides, pony rides, displays of antique farm equipment and farm animals, along with lots of other fun for kids of all ages, will be available during Pheasant Fields Farm's annual Harvest Festival to be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at the farm, 1865 Camp Baker Road, Phoenix. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will run every weekend through the month of October. Call 535-3873.
COIN AND STAMP SHOW: The Grants Pass Caveman Coin Club will hold its 42nd annual coin, stamp and currency show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23, at the Josephine County Fairgrounds off the Redwood Highway, Grants Pass. Exhibits and dealers will be available. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 471-6048.
SCIENCEWORKS MUSEUM: "Dig 'n' Discover," a weekend of hands-on archaeology activities, will be offered Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. On Saturday, representatives from the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology will present exhibits and artifacts, and the Southern Oregon Historical Society will display Native American artifacts. On Sunday, the Crater Rock Museum will present exhibits of fossils and offer a fossil dig. The event is free with museum admission. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $7.50, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and seniors over 65. Group rates are available. See scienceworksmuseum.org or call 482-6767.
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 book section of Barnes Noble Booksellers, 1400 Biddle Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 858-0203.
WOOD CARVERS WANNA BE CARVERS: The Central Point Wood Carvers 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 at no charge. Call 665-3634.
Sunday, Sept. 30
RADIO-CONTROLLED CAR RACES: The Rogue Valley RC Club hosts radio-controlled car races at — p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Thursdays &
weather permitting &
at Fast Time Race Way at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, White City. Registration is $8. See roguevalleyrc.com or call 890-6217.
STORYTELLING: A free story time for children ages — and older is offered at — p.m. Sundays at Unicorn Gifts Toys, 53 N. Second St., Ashland. Call 488-5943.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Bring friends, pets and other creatures great and small to the Blessing of the Animals to be held at — p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Trinity Church Garden, 44 N. Second St., Ashland. Give thanks for the blessings that animals give us. Call 482-2656.
BAD FILM SOCIETY: The Bad Film Society will present its "Back to School TV Special" at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in the basement of the Ashland Elks Lodge. The event will feature three television pilots, featuring miscast characters, terrible theme songs and wacky alternate realities, that didn't quite make it into the Golden Age of mainstream television. And just when you think it won't get any worse, the feature "Wild Guitar," a 1962 film full of juvenile delinquency and lowlife beatniks, will be presented. Finally, episodes from the 1953 serial "The Lost Planet" &
considered the worst ever made for its dialogue such as "How are we going to find it, it's the Lost Planet" &
will be shown. Bring TV dinners to share at a potluck dinner, and bring your trashy videos to give away as door prizes. Visitors to the Bad Film Society should use the Elks Lodge entrance located in the alley between East Main St. and Lithia Way. Admission costs $3. Parking is free. See badfilmsociety.org.
FRIENDSHIP FORCE: Norm Crane will present songs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, to celebrate a new season of the Friendship Force of Southern Oregon at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. The Friendship Force creates activities and programs that focus on building bridges of friendship and peace between cultures from around the world. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call 858 4136.
Monday, Oct. 1
KIDS' IMAGINATION DISCOVERY SPACE: Youngsters and their parents or caregivers will find activities that educate and entertain at the nonprofit play space, 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford. The Discovery Space offers interactive exhibits such the KIDS Grocery Store, KIDS Caf&
233;, Construction Zone, Into the Woods, Water Works, KIDS Medical Center, Art Space, Toddler Town and the Outdoor Space, along with a full-service caf&
233;. 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 admission. Admission costs $2 for adults; $5 for children. Family memberships are $35. See discoveryspace.org or call 772-9922.
ashland garden club: Herbalist Melora will present "Cultivating and Preparing Herbs for Cooking" at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, Ashland. Refreshments will be served at noon. Admission is free. Call 482-2950 or 552-1013.
Voices of the Applegate: The choir meets at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Nov.12 at the Applegate Community Church, 18960 N. Applegate Road, Applegate. Anyone who is interested in singing is invited to join. Auditions are not necessary. A performance is scheduled for Nov. 18 at the Applegate River Ranch House, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate. Call 846-9495.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
GROWERS MARKET: The Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 14 at the Ashland Armory, 1420 E. Main St., Ashland. The market offers flowers, produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
THE FARM: The Farm, 51 S. Stage Road, Medford, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and offers activities for kids such as a petting zoo, a general store and pony rides. Admission to The Farm costs $4. Pony rides cost $2. Group rates are available. Call 535-1316.
WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: The Rogue Valley Women's Connection will host it's monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford. Cost is $14. Childcare is available by reservation. Call 899-3901 or 855-7695 for reservations.
Thursday, Oct. 4
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 fresh produce, plants, baked goods and crafts. Call 261-5045.
STORYTELLING: The Storytelling Guild presents a preschool story time at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Santo Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford.
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, Oct. 5
CAR RACING: The Siskiyou Sports Car Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, 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 ssccmedford.org or call 779-6030.
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 livingearthcircle.org for information. Call 488-5340 to register.
DRAG RACES: Friday Night Drags begin with time trials at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Champion Raceway at the Jackson County Sports Park, 6900 Kershaw Road, Central Point. Eliminations begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $8 for spectators; children under 12 are admitted free. See championraceway.com or call 830-DRAG.
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.
barter faire: The Dome School will host a fund-raiser Barter Faire, a family camp out and harvest festival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-7, on Page Creek Road, Takilma approximately 10 miles outside of Cave Junction. Bartering and trading are at the core of this event, along with music, dance, workshops, and Kids' Village. Tickets are $10 each day. Children accompanied by an adult are free. Youth under 18 are admitted only with a parent or responsible adult. Call 592-4458.
Saturday, Oct. 6
SOUTHERN OREGON STITCHERS: The local chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of American will present a needle art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point. There will be needlepoint, cross-stitch and other styles of needlework. Call 488-4082.
STAMP SHOW: Stamp dealers and collectors will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford. Admission is free. Call 779-1711.
SALMON FESTIVAL: The fourth Annual Bear Creek Salmon Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The free event will offer activities for all ages and explore our connection with the wild salmon of Bear Creek. There will be a salmon barbecue, and live music will be provided by Montana Soul, The Prairie Chickens and the Rutendo Marimba Band. There will be Native American demonstrations that will include cooking salmon around an open fire, acorn grinding, basket weaving, drumming and storytelling. Cost of the barbecue is $10, or $5 for a vegetarian option. Call 488-6606 or see bearcreeksalmonfestival.org.
SPINNING AND WEAVING: Celebrate the third annual National Spinning and Weaving Week on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, at Llamas Llambs Boutique, 180 N. Oregon St., Jacksonville. Learn to make fiber into fabric. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Call 899-9141.
ANIMAL SHELTER TOUR: The Friends of the Animal Shelter offers free tours of the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Highway, Phoenix, from noon to 12:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. Children are welcome with parental supervision. Call 774-6646.
Sunday, Oct. 7
COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING CLUB: Shoot 'em up Western-style with the Table Rock Rangers at 9 a.m. on the first Sunday and 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 772-9941.
COLLECTIBLE SALE: St. Vincent de Paul's annual collectible sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the store, 2424 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. Furniture, jewelry, records, books and art will be available, along with vintage clothing and toys. Proceeds from the sale benefit school programs. Call 857-5066.
Saturday, Oct. 13
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, Oct. 14
RAILROAD PARK: Medford's Railroad Park offers rides on small-scale steam and diesel trains from 11 a.m. to — p.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month through Oct. 28. Exhibits of full-size and miniature trains, a historic locomotive and caboose and an antique telegraph service are also available. 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. 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.
Saturday, Oct. 20
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, Oct. 20, at the Medford Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Cost is $6.
Friday, Sept. 28