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CASA Volunteers Needed -Medford Thu 11th June - Sat 11th July 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.
Therapeutic Foster Care Families Needed - Rogue Valley Mon 15th June - Fri 31st July Foster homes for children who have behavior, emotional and development disabilities are needed here in the Rogue Valley. For those interested in helping these children, contact Shawnee Dale, Therapeutic Foster Care Certifier for Family Solutions at 541-776-0497 x 206 or [email protected]
Right To Life Raffle - Rogue Valley Mon 29th June - Fri 24th July The Jackson County Right To Life Raffle is here. Tickets are $10 each and the winner will receive $1000. Tickets are available at theDove, Valley Vinyl, The Medford Mail Box and the Pregnancy Center of Medford. The drawing will be held at the Right To Life Fair Booth on Friday, July 24, 4:00 pm, and will be broadcast on theDove Radio.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed - Medford Wed 1st July - Sat 1st August The Medford Meals on Wheels program, Food and Friends, is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to home-bound seniors. Food & Friends provides hot, nutritious meals and a friendly visit to hundreds of seniors in the area. Meals are served Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Be a Hero: Donate to Maslow - Medford Library Wed 1st July - Sat 15th August The Medford Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave., is accepting donations from the public for the back-to-school needs of the Maslow Project from July 1 through August 15. The Maslow Project is a center serving homeless youth in Jackson County. Needed supplies are: School Supplies, Backpacks/Daypacks, Hygiene Supplies, New Socks, Non-perishable Snack Foods, First Aid Supplies.
Baby Boy clothes URGENTLY needed - Grants Pass Thu 2nd July - Sat 1st August The Pregnancy Care Center, 714 SE 8th St. in Grants Pass, is in URGENT need of new and gently used baby boy clothes. Boy summer items for newborn to 9 months would be greatly appreciated for the Pathways New Parents Program. Onesies, shorts, tank tops, pajamas, summer hats, etc. can be dropped off at their office Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. For more information, call 541-479-6264.
Applegate Community Knitting Group Monthly Meeting Fri 3rd July 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.
Friday Night at the Movies - Eagle Point Library Fri 3rd July 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 3rd July 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.
4th of July Pancake Breakfast - Central Point Sat 4th July Boy Scout Troop 7 is holding their annual pancake breakfast on the morning of July 4th at the Central Point Grange, on the corner of 5th and Pine. Breakfast will be served 7:00 am - 10:30 am. Cost per plate is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 years and under and $15 for a family of four. They will also hold a silent auction with items donated by local businesses.
4th of July Run - Ashland Sat 4th July The Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission will present the 39th Annual 4th of July Run on Saturday, July 4. Two routes are offered: a 10K run and the traditional 2 mile run/walk. Both races will start at 7:45 am. Cost is $10 for children 12 and under and starts at $20 for adults. For more information and to register, visit
Right To Life Fair Booth - Central Point Sun 5th July - Sun 19th July Volunteers are needed on Sunday, July 19, 1:00 pm to help set up the Jackson County Right to Life Booth at this years Jackson County Fair. If you would like to help with set up or volunteer for a 3 hour shift during the Fair, contact Robin at [email protected]
First Sunday Legos Class - Ashland Branch Library Sun 5th July 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.
Day Camp Good News - Grants Pass Mon 6th July - Fri 10th July Children in the Grants Pass area, ages 7 - 12, are invited to the 38th session of Day Camp Good News, July 6-10, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, at the Reinhart All Sports Park and the YMCA. Campers will enjoy soccer, basketball, exciting Bible lessons, crafts and swimming. Cost is $35 if registration is done before July 1, $40 thereafter. Camp is sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF).
Book Discussion Group - Central Point Mon 6th July 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
Classic Paul Newman Movies - Gold Hill Library Mon 6th July Classic films starring Paul Newman will be shown on Mondays from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles St. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 541-855-1994 or visit
Amazing Sea Creatures - Library System Tue 7th July Learn about the amazing sea life of the Oregon Coast with John "Aquaman" Jackson of Bugs R Us as part of the Jackson County Library Services 'Summer Reading Program theme "Every Hero Has a Story". Explore sea life using models and real specimens as there is discussion about fish, plant, and mammal life along the Oregon Beaches. This program will be held at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.
Tuesday Origami Sessions - Medford Library Tue 7th July 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 7th July

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 7th July 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 7th July 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.
CANCELLED-Up, up, and Away Weather Balloon - Jacksonville Library Wed 8th July CANCELLED-Learn about weather safety, measurements, and severe weather phenomena during 'Up, Up, and Away in a Beautiful Balloon' on Wednesday, July 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the Jacksonville Branch Library, 340 West 'C' St. This hands on program is presented by Ryan Sandler of the local National Weather Service. For more information, contact the library at 541-899-1665 or visit
The Hardy Boy/sNancy Drew Mysteries - Gold Hill Library Wed 8th July Enjoy the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries television show based on the cases of the famous teen detective brothers and girl amateur sleuth on Wednesdays, June 10 through August 12, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles St. This is part of the Jackson County Library Services Summer Reading Program.
An Eastern Perspective on Western Spirituality - Grants Pass & Medford Thu 9th July - Fri 10th July Fr. Abbot Tryphon, an Eastern Orthodox monk, will share his story and engage the questions: What does it mean to be a spiritual person? Does religion inhibit spirituality? What does modern Christianity lack that ancient Christianity still offers to those on a spiritual quest? on Thursday, July 9 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Grants Pass Museum of Art, 229 SW 'G' St.
Sheri Rose Shepherd - Grants Pass Fri 10th July Sheri Rose Shepherd returns to Southern Oregon Women of the Word (SOWOW) on Friday, July 10 at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass for her Chocolate For Your Soul Summer Conference Tour. The event starts at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available at For more information, call Nikki at 541-659-1138.
Block Party - Gold Hill Sat 11th July Foots Creek Chapel, 913 Foots Creek Rd. in Gold Hill will be hosting a Block Party on Saturday, July 11, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will be free hot-dogs, drinks and snow cones as well as an inflatable bounce house and carnival games. All are welcome to attend.
Free Family Movies - Rogue River Library Sat 11th July Enjoy summer films every Saturday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Rogue River Branch Library, 412 E. Main St. Popcorn will be served and admission is free. For more information contact the Rogue River Branch Library at 541-864-8850 or visit Library is closed on July 4.
Second Saturday Lego Fest - Medford Library Sat 11th July The Medford Branch Library Children's Department is offering Second Saturday Legos building beginning February 8, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Each month, volunteer Helga Motley, will teach children a different Lego building skill. Ages 5 years and up are invited to attend. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Library.
Simplified Church - Medford Sat 11th July Faith Lutheran Church, 1773 S. Columbus in Medford is offering 'Worship at the Cross', a church service that follows a simplified format appropriate for people with cognitive disabilities, including people with forms of dementia, on the second Saturday of the month, 10:30 am.
HeartSaver First Aid/CPR/AED class - Ashland Sat 11th July Ashland Fire Station 1, 455 Siskiyou Blvd, is hosting a HeartSaver First Aid/CPR/AED course on Saturday, July 11, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Cost is $55. This video-based course teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical service arrives.
Women at the Western Front - Ashland Library Sun 12th July Ever wonder what "hello girls," "canaries," and "The Rose of No Man's Land" have to do with World War I? Find out during Tames Alan's Living History Lectures as part of the Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story." With Britain alone sending over 100,000 women, most of them volunteers to the Western Front, women played an important role serving their country and saving thousands of lives.
Bike Now! - Phoenix Sun 12th July - Fri 17th July Medford Children's Therapy presents 'Bike Now!', an entire week dedicated to learning how to ride a bike for ages 8+, July 12-17 at Phoenix High School. This camp is geared towards anyone who may experience physical, sensory or cognitive difficulties that make traditional methods of learning to ride challenging. For more information or to register, visit or call 541-613-6505.
Vacation Bible School - Medford Mon 13th July - Fri 17th July West Main Church of Christ, 1701 W. Main St. in Medford is having Vacation Bible School, July 13-17, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Parents are invited to come on Friday at 11:45 to see the children's program and stay for a hot dog and snow cone lunch with them. The theme this year is "Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid".
Vacation Bible School - Grants Pass Mon 13th July - Fri 17th July All the World Christian Center, 237 SE 'G' St. in Grants Pass, will be having Vacation Bible School July 13-17, 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Children 4-12 are welcome. The morning will include Bible lessons, singing, puppet shows, skits, crafts, snacks, games and prizes. For more information, call 541- 479-5948.
Zoom In! Plants and their little friends - Ashland Library Tue 14th July Plants surround us every day. Zoom in and discover plants and their little friends on Tuesday, July 14, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Magnifying hand-lenses will be used to explore the spikey and spiny, the colorful and luscious, the hairy and wacky shapes of plants.
Medford Library Book Discussion Group Tue 14th July 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 14th July 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
Medford Aglow Meets - Medford Tue 14th July The Medford Aglow July 15 meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, in the Chapel Room of the Medford First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Kim Simmons will be speaking. Her desire is to encourage women to realize how special they are to Jesus and how much He wants to use them and the gifts He has placed in them. For more information, call Janette Moon at 541-299-0330.
Ashland Macintosh Users Group Tue 14th July 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.
Brookings/Harbor Chamber Luncheon - Brookings/Harbor Tue 14th July 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.
Crafting with Yarn - Medford Wed 15th July Knitters, crocheters, loom knitters, spinners, weavers and all others who craft from yard (or want to learn) are invited on select Wednesday's, from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm, in the Medford Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave to work on a project or learn a new skill. Needles and hooks will be loaned for the day, or you can bring your own. Dates for crafting are July 15 and August 12.
Touring Japan with Oregon Virtual Academy - Central Point Library Thu 16th July Oregon Virtual Academy presents "Touring Japan" on Thursday, July 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Central Point Branch Library, 116 S. Third St. Come listen to 'How My Parents Learned to Eat', then make pencil "chopsticks" and practice with paper bento boxes and goldfish crackers.
Family Tree Maker-Documenting Sources - Medford Fri 17th July One of the most important aspects in managing your family tree is documenting your sources. Each time information is added to your tree, you need to create a source citation with details explaining where the information was found. The Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy. is putting on a 'Documenting Source' class on Friday, July 17, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Monthly Gathering - Vision Impaired Sat 18th July 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.
Third Saturday Chess Club - Medford Branch Teen Library Sat 18th July 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.
Bi-Monthly Christian Writer's Group Meeting Sat 18th July 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]
Teen Game Day - Ashland Branch Library Sat 18th July 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.
Firebird Wind Trio Concert - Rogue River Library Sat 18th July Firebird Trio will present an interactive, listener-friendly classical performance on Saturday, July 18, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, at the Rogue River Branch Library, 412 E. Main St. This program for all ages is sponsored by the Rogue River Friends of the Library as part of the Jackson County Library Services' Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story".
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group Sat 18th July The Pacific Chapter of the Neuropathy Association is forming 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.
The Poetry of Aging - Ashland Library Sun 19th July Gaea Yudron will perform a selection of poetry, well known and less familiar, on the theme of aging on Sunday, July 19, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. In this presentation, Gaea will perform a selection of poetry about aging, written by poets including William Butler Yeats, May Sarton, and Dylan Thomas.
Vacation Bible School - Grants Pass Mon 20th July - Fri 24th July Friends in Christ Fellowship, 1205 Rogue River Hwy. in Grants Pass is partnering with Child Evangelism Fellowship to offer this year's Vacation Bible School for children, ages 4-10 years. Classes will be held daily at 9:00 am, July 20-24. Rides will be provided for those children who need one. To register and/or request a ride, call the church at 541-479-4860 or stop by.
Lego Days - Phoenix Library Mon 20th July 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.
Chris Honore: Out in the All of It - Ashland Library Wed 22nd July Chris Honore leads a reading and discussion on his new book 'Out in the All of It' on Wednesday, July 22, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Chris Honore, one of the Ashland Tidings columnists, served in 1967 in the Peace Corps in Columbia.
Pie & Ice Cream Social - Grants Pass Fri 24th July The Josephine County Historical Society is having its popular 'Pie & Ice Cream Social' on Friday, July 24, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Historic Schmidt House Barn and Garden at 5th and 'J' Streets. A Pie Baking contest tops the list of festivities. The public is invited to submit their favorite pies, along with the recipes. To enter the contest, register by Thursday, July 23.
Vacation Bible School - Grants Pass Mon 27th July - Fri 31st July Jerome Prairie Bible Church, 2564 Walnut Ave. in Grants Pass is having Vacation Bible School, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, July 27-31. All kids entering Kindergarten-6th grade are welcome; admission is free. For more information and to register, visit
Let the Games Begin! - Applegate Library Fri 31st July Applegate Branch Library, 18485 N. Applegate Rd. is having a game night on the last Friday of the month, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Game Night is open for all ages to drop in and experience their favorite board games such as Chinese checkers, chess, cards, Wildcraft, Sorry, and Scrabble. A selection of board games will be provided, or you can bring your own.
Valley-Wide Christian Men's Monthly Breakfast Sat 1st August

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. For more information regarding speakers etc, call Ken Meigs at 541-944-6996.

Lego Fun - Ruch Library Sat 1st August 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
Monthly Scrapbook Workshops - Gold Hill Branch Library Wed 5th August 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.
Vacation Bible School - Central Point Sun 9th August - Wed 12th August Trinity Baptist Church, 2555 Corey Rd. is having their Vacation Bible School August 9-12, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. For more information, contact Crystal at [email protected]
Dinner of Hope - Grants Pass Thu 13th August The Dinner of Hope is an annual fundraising dinner that is held to support Hope Ranch, a Rodeo Bible Camp that helps youth of the Rogue Valley to Honor God in everything they do, Overcome the low expectations of this generation, Persevere through life's difficulties, and Encourage one another and their communities.
HeartSaver CPR Class - Asdhland Sat 15th August Ashland Fire Station 1, 455 Siskiyou Blvd. in Ashland, is the location of a HeartSaver CPR class on Saturday, August 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training seeking a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, and/or other requirements. Cost is $35.
Toby Mac in Concert - Central Point Sun 23rd August Toby Mac, along with Kutless and special guest Ryan Stevenson will be in concert at the Lithia Amphitheater, Sunday, August 23, 6:00 pm. VIP package tickets are $100 and include a Meet and Greet with TobyMac, Best seats available at the venue, VIP parking, VIP Laminate that makes for a great souvenir of your VIP experience & an exclusive VIP poster. One parking pass is given per order.
Basic Life Support Training - Ashland Sat 12th September A Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers will be offered at the Ashland Fire Station 1, 1455 Siskiyou Blvd. on Saturday, September 12, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. This course teaches critical concepts of high quality CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator, and relief from choking for victims of all ages. Cost is $55 and is first-come, first served.
Hearts With A Mission Benefit Auction - Ashland Sat 19th September On September 19, Hearts With A Mission will host their 8th annual Homeless 2 Hopeful Benefit Auction at Belle Fiore in Ashland. Individual tickets or table sponsorships can be purchased at There will be heavy horsd'oeuvres, live auction and silent auction. All proceeds support the youth at the shelter.
Recovery Fair Family Fun & Music Festival - Medford Fri 25th September - Sat 26th September Foundations for Recovery is having their Recovery Fair Family Fun & Music Festival at Harry & David Field on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26. This event will include local agencies within our community that provide support & services for youth and families and local food vendors, local merchants and information regarding drug & alcohol education, treatment and prevention.


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