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The Eagle Point Community Association is seeking area residents and groups interested in being part of the grand marshal entry in this year's Fourth of July parade.

With the centennial theme of the event, "Happy 100th Birthday, Eagle Point," the entire city has been selected to be the parade's grand marshal. All groups, families and individuals are welcome to participate.

Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and signs. The goal is to have at least 100 people marching at the head of the parade. Vehicles may be used for groups or those who are unable to walk.

Representatives from Showa-mura, Japan, Eagle Point's sister city, will also participate in the parade as honorary grand marshals.

Line-up will be at 10:45 a.m., just prior to the start of the parade, in the high school parking lot entrance. Participation does not preclude entry in the regular portion of the parade.

For information or to reserve a spot, call Bunny Lincoln at 541-944-2446 or Suzi Collins at 541-324-0099.

Charlie Sinclair, a Cornell University professor of physics, will discuss "Why Nuclear Power is Important and How We Can Do It Safely" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the OEA Building, 2495 S. Pacific Highway, Medford.

Sinclair will review information about the the arguments that have been made against nuclear power. He will also describe possibilities for new nuclear power reactors.

The talk is sponsored by the Jackson County Democrats and will be followed by a short business meeting. For information, call Jan at 541-482-8249.

The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Phoenix Historical Society, 607 North Church St.

The event will be a potluck with the Phoenix Historical Society and include a tour of the Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery.

Project Homeless Connect, Jackson County's annual, one-stop event for homeless individuals and families and those at risk, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway.

The annual event will provide a hot lunch, access to services and free items to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Uninsured patients seeking medical care at Community Health Center locations in Ashland, Medford and White City are the beneficiary of a musical production in Camelot's new James Morrison Collier Theatre Building on June 22.

Camelot Theatre's "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," will debut at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 and is the first benefit and production in the new theatre.

Tickets are $23 and are available at the theater, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. The box office is open Monday-Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and one hour before all performances. Tickets may also be reserved at www.camelottheatre.org.

CenturyLink will have ACCESS Program food donation barrels at its offices in Medford and White City set up from Monday, June 20, to June 30.

The offices are at 150 W. Stewart Ave. and 1321 Center Drive, Unit A, in Medford and 2650 Ave. G in White City.

Suggested items for donation include canned goods, peanut butter, jelly, sugar, coffee, tea, dried goods, hot and cold cereal, diapers and toiletries.

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