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Ashland ScienceWorks will feature several hands-on activities on Jan. 28 and 29 to show the science behind fire and ice.

The exhibits will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. Admission is $5 for children ages 2 through 12 and senior citizens 65 and older and $7.50 for teenagers and adults.

Activities such as dry ice bubbles, ice cube painting and flame testing will be available. A fire and ice show will be presented at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the facility's theater.

There also will be ice cream-making workshops Saturday and Sunday using liquid nitrogen. For more information, call 541-482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.

The Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force will host a free class on Internet safety for parents and children from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, 3101 McLoughlin Drive, Medford. The class will cover a variety of Internet safety topics, including chat rooms, online gaming, social networking, virtual worlds and avatars, sexual predators and parental involvement. Children must be 12 or older to attend.

The event is sponsored by the ALE Booster Club. Visit www.hightechcops.com for more information.

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