Independence Day Ball

By Paula Brookins Tue 29th May
Sat 30th June

The Liberty Tree Dance Group is having their 4th annual Independence Day Ball on Saturday, June 30, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at the Evergreen Ballroom, 6088 Crater Lake Ave. Pre-purchased tickets are $10 per family or $5 per person. At the door the cost will be $15 per family and $7 per person (cash only). Please make pre-purchase checks to: Lori Vorgang, 2951 Chancery Circle, Medford, OR  97504. Period or semi-formal attire is requested. Please bring a plate of treats to share.  For more information:

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Pregnancy Care Center Contest - Grants Pass Thu 30th July - Sat 31st October Pregnancy Care Center of Grants Pass is launching the "I Heart Pregnancy Care Center" contest, giving former clients a way to show some love to the center, share their story and enter to win at $50 gift card. Anyone who's been served in the last 27 years can enter. Stories may be used for marketing purposes to encourage our supporters who enable the center to provide free services.
CASA Volunteers Needed -Medford Sun 20th September - Sat 31st October CASA of Jackson County advocates for abused or neglected children to give them a voice. They have 350 children waiting for a volunteer. For more information and to volunteer visit or call 541-734-2272.
Grants Pass Good News Club Tue 22nd September - Fri 30th October Parents whose children attend public elementary & middle schools in the Grants Pass area are invited to enroll their students in free character development classes called Good News Clubs. This educational option has been available locally for over fifty years to help children learn good values from the Bible. The clubs are held at a nearby church or Christian home for an hour each week.
Nutcracker Ballet Auditions - Medford Fri 25th September - Sat 31st October Free Nutcracker Ballet Auditions for actors and dancers will be held September 25 through October 31 at Dance Arts Academy, 9 Hawthorne St. in Medford. For more information, call the studio at 541-772-1362.
Volunteers Needed - Medford/Phoenix Thu 1st October - Sat 31st October Volunteers are needed for the Food & Friends Program. They provid hot, nutritious meals and a friendly visit to hundreds of seniors in Jackson & Josephine County. Specific areas of need are Medford and Phoenix. Deliveries are generally between 10:00 am and noon. Mileage reimbursement is available. For more information or to volunteer, call Linnea at 541-734-9505 ext.4.
Pink Ribbon Of Hope Gala - Medford Mon 5th October - Sat 24th October Elements Salon, 143 S. Riverside in Medford has announced a challenge: "Pink Out for Pumpkins". They are asking the community the help them decorate pumpkins that show support for breast cancer awareness and hope. These pumpkins will be displayed and sold on October 24, at Elements Salon.
Childhood Trauma Support Group - Grants Pass Mon 12th October "In the Wildflowers" is a support group for women who have suffered the trauma of childhood sexual abuse as well as anyone who may have encountered varying degrees of violations in their childhood, youth and adulthood. This support group will be held at Parkway Christian Center, 229 NE Beacon Dr., Grants Pass, on Mondays, beginning September 21, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Koinonia Lecture Series - Medford Tue 13th October A Koinonia Lecture Series will be held every second and fourth Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Pacific Bible College, 409 N. Front St. in Medford. For information on topics, call the college at 541-776-9942.
Monthly Book Chat - Medford Library Tue 13th October Medford Library Book Chat meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Adams Meeting Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Medford Library. For more information, contact the Library at 541-774-8679 or visit
Medford Library Book Discussion Group Tue 13th October The Medford Library Book Discussion Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Adams Community Meeting Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Medford Library. For more information, please contact Suz Harrison at 541-774-6415 or visit
Book Chat - Medford Branch Library Tue 13th October Medford Library Book Chat meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Carpenter Community Meeting Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Medford Library. For more information and book titles, contact the Medford Branch Library at 541-774-8679 or visit
Simplified Tai Chi - Medford Library Tue 13th October Simplified Tai Chi for all ages will be offered every Tuesday from 10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Medford Library Large Meeting Room, 205 S. Central Ave. This special eight-step Tai Chi form has been researched and designed specifically for better balance and ease of movement. The sessions will be led by a certified instructor and operated on a walk-in basis.
Ashland Macintosh Users Group Tue 13th October The Ashland Macintosh Users' Group (AshMUG) meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Ashland Community Hospital Conference Room, 280 Maple St., 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Come learn more about all your Apple devices, enjoy presentations on various Apple or Apple related software and hardware, and participate in a lively Q & A session on all things Apple.
Irish Interest Group - Medford Tue 13th October Cathy Murphy will be facilitating a meeting on the Challenges of researching Irish Ancestry at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy., 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. The focus will be on surnames and their main location in Ireland. Register at [email protected], 541-512-2340, or in person at the Library.
Night of Poetry - Gold Hill Wed 14th October The Friends of the Gold Hill Library will be hosting "Poems Speak", a night of poetry on Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles St. Bring your favorite poems for a night of sharing and listening. For more information, call the library at 541-855-1994 or visit
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day - Grants Pass Thu 15th October If you know the pain of losing a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or abortion, you are invited to honor those lost lives at a free, community wide, memorial service and balloon release. The Pregnancy Care Center of Grants Pass is sponsoring this event that will be held Thursday, October 15, 5:15 pm at the Reinhart All Sports Park, 1690 Webster Rd. Balloons will be provided.
Brookings/Harbor Chamber Luncheon - Brookings/Harbor Thu 15th October The Brookings/Harbor Chamber monthly Membership Forum Luncheon is held on the second Thursday of each month at the Brookings Inn Resort Conference Center, 1143 Chetco Ave., Brookings, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Monthly Gathering - Vision Impaired Fri 16th October Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center, 228 N. Holly St. in Medford has an open social event for the Visually Impaired Person on the third Friday of every month, from 10:00 am - noon. All visually impaired people and their caregivers are welcome and encouraged to come. For more information, call Nancy Olson at 541-535-2884.
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group Fri 16th October The Pacific Chapter of the Neuropathy Association has formed a Neuropathy Support Group in Medford. They will meet the 3rd Friday of the month, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Carpenter Room 1-2 of Rogue Valley Medical Center.
Third Saturday Chess Club - Medford Branch Teen Library Sat 17th October The Chess Club meets on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Medford Branch Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave. All ages are welcome to drop in and test their skills. All levels of players are welcome. Family board games are also available to play in the Teen Library. For more information, call the Medford Teen Library at 541-774-8685.
AAUW Kitchen Tour - Grants Pass Sat 17th October Tour 6 homes with fabulous kitchens during the 11th Annual Grants Pass AAUW Kitchen Tour. The event takes place on Saturday, October 17, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Tickets are on sale for $20, beginning September 19, at the Kitchen Company and Oregon Books in Grants Pass and will be available on the day of the event at Bethany Presbyterian Church, the tour headquarters.
Origami: the Art of Paper folding - Ashland Branch Library Sat 17th October Origami sessions will be held on the third Sunday of every month, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Adults and children 5 years and up will learn the art of taking a two-dimensional piece of paper and turning it into a three-dimensional piece of art. No experience is needed. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
Wall Raising Ceremony - Medford Sat 17th October Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity is having a Wall Raising Celebration at 2708 Connell St. in Medford on Saturday, October 17, 11:00 am. Lunch is potluck, bring a dish to share. Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization working in collaboration with those in need and our community to build or renovate simple, decent affordable homes. Please RSVP at 541-779-1983.
Teen Game Day - Ashland Branch Library Sat 17th October Is gaming your thing? Join the crowd during Teen Game Day from 12 noon - 3:30 pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Wii games, Xbox, board games, great food and fun included. All you need to bring is yourself. This free monthly event is sponsored by the Ashland Friends of the Public Library.
Lego Days - Phoenix Library Sat 17th October Have fun creating with Legos in the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room at the Phoenix Branch Library, 510 W. 1st St. Lego days will be Monday, July 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm and Saturday, October 17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Classic Family Movies - Phoenix Branch Library Mon 19th October Enjoy classic family movies and television shows on Mondays from 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm in the Community Room of the Phoenix Branch Library, 510 West 1st St. All showings are free and snacks are provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Phoenix Branch Library. For more information and film titles, contact the library at 541-535-7090 or visit
Flu Shot Clinic - White City Wed 21st October The VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy., will hold a drive-through flu shot clinic on October 21st, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm for enrolled Veterans, VA Volunteers and VA employees. For more information, call 541-826-2111, ext. 3963.
Holiday Bazaar - Central Point Wed 21st October - Sat 21st November Community Bible Church, 500 N. 10th St. in Central Point, is having a 'Holiday Bazaar' on Saturday, November 21, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. For more information and/or to reserve a vendor booth contact Karen at [email protected] or 541-664-1074.
Pregnancy Care Center Fundraising Gala - Grants Pass Thu 22nd October - Sat 24th October The Pregnancy Care Center of Grants Pass is happy to announce that this year's "Sowing Bountifully" fundraising Gala is scheduled for October 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Attendees can choose a night and register to attend at This year's keynote speaker is Ryan Bomberger, sharing his passion that every human life has purpose.
Prayer Seminar - Grants Pass Thu 22nd October - Sat 24th October Parkway Christian Christian Center, 229 NE Beacon Dr. in Grants Pass is hosting a 'Listening and Inner-Healing Prayer Seminar' Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturday, October 24, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Cost is $25 and includes materials and lunch on Saturday. For more information call Parkway Christian Center at 541-479-2630.
Harvest Party - Phoenix Sat 24th October His Valley Church, 4812 S. Pacific Hwy. in Phoenix is having a Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. The day will include food, fun, prizes, face painting, games, a real fire engine, kiddie train and more. There is no charge.
Fundraising Dinner & Auction - Etna Sat 24th October Scott Valley Christian Academy is having their Night of Divine Dining & Auction on Saturday, October 24, 5:30 pm at Scott Valley Berean Church, 134 Church St. in Etna, CA. Dinner is $15 will be catered by Olivera's Catering. For more information, contact Jeff/Lisa Miller at 530-467-3681.
Bi-Monthly Christian Writer's Group Meeting Sat 24th October A 'Christian Writer's Group' meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 8:00 am - 9:30 am at Heritage Christian Church, 1870 W. Stewart Ave. in Medford. For more information, call 541-779-7937 or email [email protected]
TED Talk: Privacy, Does It Still Exist? - Medford Tue 27th October THE TED Talks theme for October asks the question, "Privacy: Does it Still Exist and Does it Matter?". Join the lively discussion on Tuesday, October 27, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, in the Adams Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. For more information on this monthly discussion group, contact the Medford Branch Library at 541-774-8679 or visit
Free Movie Showing - Ashland Wed 28th October The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco joined forces to grant a five-year-old boy's wish to become Batman for a day, drawing worldwide attention. This documentary will be shown on Wednesday, October 28, 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. There is a local twist to this story.
Bear Creek Salmon Festival - Ashland Fri 30th October On Saturday, October 3, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, the Bear Creek Salmon Festival returns for its 11th year with the theme: Water-Keep it Flowing. This admission free festival will feature all ages interactive exhibits focusing on improving salmon and wildlife habitat in our region. This event will be held at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave. in Ashland.
Revelation Conference - Ashland Fri 30th October - Sun 1st November Corey Stark, Director of Short-Term Training Programs and Senior Leader at the International House of Prayer in Kansas will be speaking at Rivergate, 188 Garfield St. in Ashland October 30-November 1, for their Activate:Revelation Conference. Preregistration by October 29 is $30/person or $20/groups of 5+. Registration at the door is $45/person, $35/groups of 5+.
Last Saturday of the month Lego Fest - Medford Library Sat 31st October Come turn Lego bricks into Lego movers on the last Saturday, of the month, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Children’s Department of the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue. In order to develop as creative thinkers, children and adults need opportunities to make things. They also need a stimulating environment, engaging tools, and materials.
Harvest Party - Brookings Sat 31st October Brookings Church of the Nazarene, 1600 Chetco Ave. is having a Harvest Party on Saturday, October 31, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Wear your costume, bring a sack for candy and invite a friend. Fun for the whole family, this evening will include candy, inflatables, a petting zoo, games and hot dogs. For more information, call 541-469-2571.
First Sunday Legos Class - Ashland Branch Library Sun 1st November First Sunday Lego's Class meets at the Ashland Branch Library Children's Department, the first Sunday of the month., 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Each month volunteer Helga Motley will teach children a different Lego building skill. Ages 5 years and up are invited to attend. For more information, call the Ashland Children's Department at 541-774-6995.
Book Discussion Group - Central Point Mon 2nd November A book discussion group meets on the first Monday of each month from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St. For information about the upcoming book topics call the Central Point Library at 541-664-3228 or visit
Tuesday Origami Sessions - Medford Library Tue 3rd November The Medford Branch Library Children's Department is having Origami Sessions on the first Tuesday of the month, 5:45 pm. This free hands on demonstration will take place in the Storytime Room in the Children's Department of the Medford Library, 205 S. Central. For more information, call the Medford Children's Department at 541-774-8678 or visit
Stuttering Support Group - First Tuesday of the Month Tue 3rd November

The Speech Center Plus, 1700 E. Barnett Rd. has started a Stuttering Support Group for adults and children that meets on the first Tuesday of every month. At these meetings you will meet other people who stutter, share your experiences, challenges, and successes, practice speaking skills, etc.

Family Tree Maker - PC Users Group Monthly Meet Tue 3rd November The 'PC' Family Tree Maker Group meets the first Tuesday of the month. Everyone is encouraged to bring problems or concerns, and as a group the issue will be addressed and hopefully resolved. This class is free and is held at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy. in Medford. Please call 541-512-2340 to register.
Books@Noon - Ashland Branch Library Tue 3rd November What are you reading? Looking for suggestions? Jump into the conversation with "Books@Noon". They meet the first Tuesday of every month, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Come and meet with others of the local reading community as they share what they are reading, and discover your next favorite book to read.
Monthly Scrapbook Workshops - Gold Hill Branch Library Wed 4th November Enjoy a monthly workshop for teen to adult scrapbooking enthusiasts on the first Wednesday of each month, from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles St. Bring your mementos and learn how to "smash" your special treasures into scrapbooks, share good company and share talents. Contact the library at 541-855-1994 for a supply list. Class runs from January through May.
Valley-Wide Christian Men's Monthly Breakfast Fri 6th November

All men of the Rogue Valley are invited to the monthly ​Valley-Wide Christian Men's Breakfast​. They meet the first Saturday of every month, 7:00 a.m.  at Hometown Buffet.

Holiday Bazaar - Medford Fri 6th November - Sat 7th November The First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Rd. is having their 21st Annual Holiday Bazaar, Friday, November 6, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday, November 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Admission is $1 or 1 non-perishable foot item. 16 & under are free.
Applegate Community Knitting Group Monthly Meeting Fri 6th November The Applegate Community Knitting Group meets on the first Friday of each month, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Applegate Branch Library, 18485 North Applegate Rd. Bring your projects, be inspired, share knitting patterns, skills, knowledge and creativity. The first meeting is Friday, March 1. This is a free program hosted by Friends of Applegate Library.
Puppets with a Heart Musical Event - Eagle Point Fri 6th November Mary Rice Hopkins and Darcie Maze'Puppets with a Heart' will present a Musical fun filled evening of entertainment for the entire family on Friday, November 6, 6:30 pm at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Hwy. 62 in Eagle Point. The concert is free, however a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Debbie at 541-878-3501.
Celtic Music & Dance - Yreka Fri 6th November - Sat 7th November ECMA nominees, The Sky Family, will be performing their high energy Celtic music, dance and Gospel production 'Celtic Revival' on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 7:00 pm, at Yreka First Southern Baptist Church, 921 S. Oregon in Yreka, CA. Fast paced music and high energy Irish dance combined with humor and inspiration makes for a toe-tapping time for the whole family.
Friday Night at the Movies - Eagle Point Library Fri 6th November Eagle Point Library, 239 W. Main St., is offering 'Friday Night at the Movies' on the first Friday of the month, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, beginning February 7. Popcorn will be served and kids are welcome to come in their pajamas! For more information call the Eagle Point Branch Library at 541-826-3313 or visit
Friday Night Movies at the Library - Prospect Fri 6th November Prospect Library, 150 Mill Creek Dr., is showing movies for adults on the first Friday of the month, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information and movie titles, call the library at 541-560-3668.
Lego Fun - Ruch Library Sat 7th November Join the Lego fun on the first Saturday of each month, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Ruch Branch Library, 7919 Hwy. 238. This event is for children ages four and up. For more information, call the library at 541-899-7438 or visit
Ministry Training with Mary Rice Hopkins - Eagle Point Sat 7th November Mary Rice Hopkins and Darcie Maze Puppets with a heart will be offering practical training for anyone who works with kids 0-5th grade at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Hwy. 62 in Eagle Point, on Saturday, November 7, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. Topics will be Learning Style & Hard to Reach Kids and Positive Discipline for Children. Cost is $20.
HeartSaver CPR Class - Ashland Sat 14th November HeartSaver CPR, a classroom, video-based, instructor led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking for an adult, will be offered on Saturday, November 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Ashland Fire Station 1, 455 Siskiyou Blvd.


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