Friends of Ruch Library hold book sales in May

Friends of the Ruch Branch Library will hold a book sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, and noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the library, 7979 Highway 238.

Call 541-899-7438 or see

Learn how to create and care for rock gardens from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Applegate Branch Library, 18485 N. Applegate Road.

The presentation will include the basics of planning, building and caring for a rock garden. Slides of new and mature rock gardens, along with plants and companions such as dwarf conifers, will be shown and discussed. Making and planting your own hypertufa trough gardens will be included.

For details, call 541-846-7346 or see

THRIVE will host a "Meet Your Farmer Barn Dance" from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Historic Hanley Farm hay barn, 1053 Hanley Road, Central Point.

The event will include games of "meet your farmer" bingo, a drawing to win $100 off a local farm membership subscription, goat petting, wagon rides, sack races and other kids' activities.

Lollipop Junction will play from 2 to 3 p.m., and square dances to the music of Flown in Fresh will run from 3 to 6 p.m.

The cover is $5, and children 16 and younger dance free.

Call 541-488-7272 or see

Compiled from staff reports

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