More than just trees.
SALMON STROLL IN TALENT
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

SALMON STROLL IN TALENT

A leisurely stroll along Bear Creek to see the salmon come home! 

Chinook salmon are born in Bear Creek and then make their way to the Pacific Ocean where they spend years feeding. Eventually they will return to their birth place in Bear Creek after battling their way up the Rogue River. Every fall, we are lucky enough to see them at the end of their journey home. 

These strolls are easy, at your own pace walks along the Creek to find the best spot to see salmon. We will meet under the pavilion near the parking lot to talk about these amazing fish and their life cycle as well as what Rogue Riverkeeper is doing to help protect them. Then we will walk along the Greenway bike path to find some fish. 

Salmon strolls are free and great for people of all ages. We hope you can join us! 

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OPEN FARM DAY AT SANCTUARY ONE
Oct
26
10:30 AM10:30

OPEN FARM DAY AT SANCTUARY ONE

A fun-filled day at the farm.

This event is free to the public, so bring your friends! Registration required.

This is our last day of tour season and we’d like to celebrate it with you!

Food, drinks, and more will be available for purchase to benefit the Sanctuary and keep us thriving.

More Details:

  • We will have volunteer guides at stations around the farm to provide information and answer questions.

  • Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the farm. Outside food is not permitted.

  • Visitors are welcome to tour the property at their own pace. This is a walking tour, and is a loop of about 3/4 mile.

  • We have one golf cart for visitors who need assistance getting around the property. To help with upkeep on our cart, we ask for a $10 donation for this service (to be donated at the time of your arrival). Please reserve this in advance using the accessibility ticket at registration; add a note with your estimated time of arrival.

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KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

Every Second Saturday a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Link to Rogue Gallery and Art Center

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STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND
Nov
29
to Nov 30

STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND

The first weekend in June is Oregon’s traditional Free Fishing Weekend. On this weekend, ODFW and its partners will be sponsoring fishing events throughout the state. These events are free, and at most we’ll even provide the gear and instruction you’ll need to get started – from baiting the hook to landing your catch. Here is a complete list of events with times and locations

ODFW

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"PETER PAN" presented by TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

"PETER PAN" presented by TRAVELING LANTERN THEATRE COMPANY

Fly away with the Darling children to Neverland, where Peter battles with a band of pirates and his arch enemy: the villainous Captain Hook! Peter is a daring, courageous and mischievous boy - an incurable prankster with a valiant heart.

This ageless story of love and bravery will take place at the Ashpole Center in the Eagle Point City Hall, next to the Eagle Point Library.

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company has been educating and entertaining children nationwide since 1985. Their mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations.

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KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
Dec
14
10:30 AM10:30

KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER
Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

Every Second Saturday a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Link to Rogue Gallery and Art Center

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ROGUE VALLEY YMCA FAMILY NIGHT
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

ROGUE VALLEY YMCA FAMILY NIGHT

Come to the YMCA for an evening of free, fun family time. There is a theme each month with a special project in the lobby plus activities include swimming, basketball and racquetball. Try rock climbing while staff spot you in our climbing gym. Enjoy a swim in our large swimming pool with toys, a slide and a hot tub.

ROGUE VALLEY YMCA

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FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

Every Second  a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Rogue Gallery and Art Center

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KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
Oct
12
10:30 AM10:30

KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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BEAR CREEK SALMON FESTIVAL
Oct
5
to Oct 6

BEAR CREEK SALMON FESTIVAL

Celebrate the Bear Creek Watershed and the return of the salmon with a day of free, family activities, live music and good food at North Mountain Park. Kids will enjoy crafts, games and exploring Bear Creek. The whole family will enjoy a variety of live entertainers at the pavilion, salmon-cooking near the amphitheater and delicious food from a local food truck.

  • Highlights this year include:

  • Music from community favorite, Montana Soul

  • Cultural displays and activities with members from local tribes

  • Stories in the Salmon Story Tent

  • Live native fish in the giant fish tank

  • Live animals with Wildlife Images

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HOME DEPOT KID'S WORKSHOP - FREE BUILD A FIRE PLANE
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

HOME DEPOT KID'S WORKSHOP - FREE BUILD A FIRE PLANE


Kids

Save the day during Fire & Safety Month and let your imagination soar as you build a fire plane. With a little help, you can learn to use a screwdriver to connect everything you’ll need to become airborne. You’ll be able to attach the wings, landing gear, adjust the tail fin, decorate the propellers with stickers and be ready to fly. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

REGISTER

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FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Sep
28
12:00 AM00:00

FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

Al National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. 

National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

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TALENT HARVEST FESTIVAL
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

TALENT HARVEST FESTIVAL

This year's event will feature:
- Harvest Festival 5K Run with Southern Oregon Runners
- Pancake Breakfast hosted by Southern Oregon Runners
- Parade through downtown Talent
- Live Music by Salsa Brava, Waking Hazel, and Jaya(Raise)
- ScienceLive! by Science Works
- Arts & Crafts Vendors
- Food trucks
- Beer and Wine Garden hosted by Caldera & Pascals

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ROGUE VALLEY YMCA FAMILY NIGHT
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

ROGUE VALLEY YMCA FAMILY NIGHT

Come to the YMCA for an evening of free, fun family time. There is a theme each month with a special project in the lobby plus activities include swimming, basketball and racquetball. Try rock climbing while staff spot you in our climbing gym. Enjoy a swim in our large swimming pool with toys, a slide and a hot tub.

ROGUE VALLEY YMCA

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FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

FREE FAMILY DAY at ROGUE GALLERY & ART CENTER

Every Second Saturday a great family destination with free and fun art projects in the Rogue Studio and art hunts in the Gallery once a month. Families are encouraged to come create, explore, enjoy seeing and making art together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All ages welcome. Free! All Materials Provided, No pre-registration required.

Link to Rogue Gallery and Art Center

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KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM
Sep
14
10:30 AM10:30

KIDS DAY AT CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

The second Saturday of every month is a special day, just for Kids! Every Month there’s something new to explore – for instance, one month may be dinosaurs, another geodes and thunder eggs. And, yet another, fossils, or maybe garnets, or crystals! Children FREE! Adults, $5; Seniors, $3  Classes start on the half hour – first class begins at 10:30am, last class at 2:30pm 

CRATER ROCK MUSEUM

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SCARECROW PLANTER - FREE HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

SCARECROW PLANTER - FREE HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP

Harvest the fun during our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a scarecrow planter. Your young farmer can learn how a seed grows while you help them construct a festive home for their plant. They will sand, glue, and paint pieces of wood to create this holiday planter. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

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FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BIRTHDAY
Aug
25
12:00 AM00:00

FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BIRTHDAY

Al National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. 

National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

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FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN OREGON
Aug
17
to Aug 18

FREE FISHING WEEKEND IN OREGON

Introduce a friend, child, co-worker or family member to fishing during Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend. Always the first full weekend in June; ODFW offers Oregon residents and visitors a full weekend to fish, crab and clam without a license. All fishing regulations still apply. See the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

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FREE BRITTKIDS KONCERTS
Aug
15
10:15 AM10:15

FREE BRITTKIDS KONCERTS

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich with BFO Musicians
Leandro the Lion
After leading popular BrittKids Koncerts every season, creator/musician Gabriel Globus-Hoenich remounts his hit Koncert. Leandro goes on a musical journey and conquers his fear of new places and new people, making friends along the way.

BrittKids Koncerts are FREE to the public - Scout says ALL KIDS of ALL AGES are invited!
All performances are in the Britt Performance Garden which opens at 9:45am.  All performances start at 10:15am. Programs run approx. 1 hour.

Note: come prepared for warm weather - bring light clothing, sun screen and lots of water.

BrittKids Koncerts create a fun and casual setting to help local families introduce their children to music, dance, and art from around the world. These free performances help the next generation of artists learn about the performing arts in a way that is both engaging and enlightening. Early exposure to live performance will increase the interest of children and families in artistic activities, such as learning an instrument, singing, dancing, participating in a school music or theater program.

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FREE BRITTKIDS KONCERTS
Aug
7
10:15 AM10:15

FREE BRITTKIDS KONCERTS

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich with BFO Musicians
Leandro the Lion
After leading popular BrittKids Koncerts every season, creator/musician Gabriel Globus-Hoenich remounts his hit Koncert. Leandro goes on a musical journey and conquers his fear of new places and new people, making friends along the way.

BrittKids Koncerts are FREE to the public - Scout says ALL KIDS of ALL AGES are invited!
All performances are in the Britt Performance Garden which opens at 9:45am.  All performances start at 10:15am. Programs run approx. 1 hour.

Note: come prepared for warm weather - bring light clothing, sun screen and lots of water.

BrittKids Koncerts create a fun and casual setting to help local families introduce their children to music, dance, and art from around the world. These free performances help the next generation of artists learn about the performing arts in a way that is both engaging and enlightening. Early exposure to live performance will increase the interest of children and families in artistic activities, such as learning an instrument, singing, dancing, participating in a school music or theater program.

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HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY PARTY
Jul
31
1:00 PM13:00

HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY PARTY

Follow the Marauders Map to visit these fine Wizarding Establishments to celebrate the biggest day of the Wizarding Calendar: Harry Potter's (and JK Rowling's) Birthday!

Wizarding Activities include:

Hogwarts Great Hall offers House Sorting at the ASHLAND LIBRARY
Herbology Class is taught at BESTOW & BLOOM
NEWT and OWL testing and advanced Divination is at BOOK EXCHANGE
The Quibbler News Room returns to BLACK SHEEP
Make your Wizard and Faery Wand at BUG A BOO
Honeydukes returns to CROWN JEWEL
Madame Puddifoot's Tea Shop is serving Treacle Tarts at ELEVEN ON THE CREEK
Magical Portraits are at ESCAPE ASHLAND
Mr Weasley's Muggle Emporium at GOOD & WILL
Weasleys Wizard Wheezes Trivia Challenge is at FUN AGAIN GAMES
Slytherin House will make Polyjuice Potion in Potion Class at INSPIRED BY OREGON
Butterbeer tasting at Hog's Head at NW NATURE SHOP
Hufflepuff House will teach how to read tea leaves in Divination Class at PADDINGTON EXPRESS
Ravenclaw House will teach Ancient Runes to make your own Rune at PADDINGTON JEWEL BOX
Gryffindor House will teach Defense Against the Dark Arts at PADDINGTON STATION
Platform 9 and 3/4 is at RENAISSANCE ROSE
Slug and Jiggers Apothecary will offer potionmaking at The SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE
The Ministry of Magic is offering Most Wanted Wizard photos at TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
Diagon Alley and Gringotts Goblin Bank is at TREEHOUSE for all your Wizard School Supplies shopping
The Quidditch Supply Store is at WEBSTERS
A magical surprise at YOGURT HUT

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FREE ROGUE VALLEY FARM TOUR
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

FREE ROGUE VALLEY FARM TOUR

Meet your local farmers! This free family event brings you directly to the farmers, land and animals that produce the delicious local food we enjoy in our fertile valley. Local residents will have the opportunity to visit multiple local farms and vineyards around the Rogue Valley, participate in a variety of activities from tastings to field tours, and learn about the abundance of our local food system. Enjoy a fun summer day with new adventures, delicious samples and interactive kids’ activities.

Highlights include:

Choose your own adventure: Rogue Valley Farm Tour Brochures list all 26 farms and their activities in an easy-to-read format. Pick up your brochure of participating farms at Ashland Food Co-op, Medford Food Co-op and the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market, or download digitally here: https://bit.ly/2MtTsqH

We have farms for all touring needs: city centered farms for the quick tour and farther afield farms for those looking for a scenic drive.

Pack a lunch from your local co-op and enjoy a picnic at one of the many farms designated with a picnic table icon in the brochure.

WIN $500 to local businesses by visiting TWO or more farms. To enter the drawing, follow these steps:

Visit a farm on the tour and ask the farmer to stamp his/her farm on your Farm Tour Brochure.

After you’ve visited at least two farms and have a minimum of two stamps:

Take a photo of your brochure

Post it on Facebook and tag @RogueValleyFarmTour. Make sure to tag us otherwise you won’t be entered in the drawing.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday July 24th.

The 2018 Rogue Valley Farm Tour is sponsored by:
Ashland Food Co-op
Medford Food Co-op
Grange Co-op
Rogue Credit Union
GloryBee
Organic Valley
What to do in Southern Oregon
Organically Grown Company
Rogue Valley Food System Network

List of businesses for $500 raffle- Winner can choose up to 5 businesses from the following list:

Ashland Food Co-op, Medford Food Co-op, The Grange Co-op, Rogue Valley Growers Market, Grants Pass Growers Market, Bigham Farms, Blue Fox Farm, Easy Valley Farm, Forage and Plow Farm, Fort Vannoy Farms, Fox Run Farm, Fry Family Farm Store, Lavender Fields Forever, Martin Family Ranch, Oshala Farm, Plaisance Ranch, Ridgeline Meadows Farm, Rogue Creamery, Runnymede Farm, Salant Family Ranch, Seven Oaks Farm, Seven Seeds Farm/Siskiyou Seeds, TerraSol Organics, The English Lavender Farm, Valley View Orchard, Whistling Duck Farm, Willow Witt Ranch, and Wooldridge Creek Winery.

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FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - FIRST DAY NATIONAL PARK WEEK
Apr
20
12:00 AM00:00

FREE ENTRY INTO NATIONAL PARKS - FIRST DAY NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Al National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. 

National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

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STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND
Feb
16
to Feb 17

STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND

The first weekend in June is Oregon’s traditional Free Fishing Weekend. On this weekend, ODFW and its partners will be sponsoring fishing events throughout the state. These events are free, and at most we’ll even provide the gear and instruction you’ll need to get started – from baiting the hook to landing your catch. Here is a complete list of events with times and locations

ODFW

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FREE PUPPET SHOW:  THERE'S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSET by THE STORYTELLING GUILD
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

FREE PUPPET SHOW: THERE'S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSET by THE STORYTELLING GUILD

Nearly every Indigenous culture in the world tells ‘trickster tales’. Prevalent in North America are stories about the infamous Coyote! Legends of Coyote is a compilation of two hilarious stories and is performed with puppets, masks, and costumes inspired by Pacific Northwest Native American art. Learn more at: http://www.storytellingguild.org/puppet-theater.html

FREE ADMISSION: Donation of new or gently used children's book appreciated for the Storytelling Guild's Pass the Book winter Book Drive. http://www.storytellingguild.org/pass-the-book.html

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FREE PUPPET SHOW:  LEGENDS OF COYOTE sponsored by THE STORYTELLING GUILD
Feb
10
1:30 PM13:30

FREE PUPPET SHOW: LEGENDS OF COYOTE sponsored by THE STORYTELLING GUILD

Nearly every Indigenous culture in the world tells ‘trickster tales’. Prevalent in North America are stories about the infamous Coyote! Legends of Coyote is a compilation of two hilarious stories and is performed with puppets, masks, and costumes inspired by Pacific Northwest Native American art. Learn more at: http://www.storytellingguild.org/puppet-theater.html

FREE ADMISSION: Donation of new or gently used children's book appreciated for the Storytelling Guild's Pass the Book winter Book Drive. http://www.storytellingguild.org/pass-the-book.html

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$3 Family Day at ScienceWorks Hand-On Museum
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

$3 Family Day at ScienceWorks Hand-On Museum

Admission is $3 on the first Sunday of every month for non-members ages 2 and up, unless otherwise noted on our calendar. Please have 1 adult for every 5 children in your group.

ScienceWorks is a fun, engaging science center where kids and adults can rediscover wonder. The innovative museum features interactive exhibits, an outdoor garden, live science shows and dynamic programs year-round.

Link to ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

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