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Eagle Point will hold the Little Butte Creek Watershed Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Harnish Wayside, Highway 62 and South Royal Avenue, Eagle Point.

Festival events will include a big salmon tent, opportunities to learn about stream tables, opportunities for attendees to make their own salmon print, tips on how to find bugs and live music.

For more information, call 541-646-1684 or email tndweaver@snowcrest.net.

The Northwest Bird Club will hold its 32nd annual "Bird Mart" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at The Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point.

Birds for sale will include parrots, finches, pigeons, parakeets, doves, canaries and poultry, and cages, bird seed and other accessories will be available. The event will include a silent auction and raffles. Call 541-535-1416 or visit www.northwestbirdclub.org.

Firefighters contained a small fire that broke out in an apartment's outside storage unit Wednesday morning, preventing the flames from spreading into the main living space.

The fire, caused by a discarded cigarette butt from an ashtray stored in the unit, burned up some of the contents inside and caused minor structural damage.

Medford Fire-Rescue crews responded with four engines to 715 W. 11th St., Apt. B, at around 7:30 Wednesday morning following reports of a structure fire, officials said.

Fire inspector Ralph Sartain said the apartment is on the second floor of the two-story complex. When crews arrived, some light smoke was pouring off the storage unit, located on the porch outside the apartment.

Crews knocked down the small fire quickly, taking no more than two minutes, Sartain said.

A teenage girl, who lives at the apartment, saw the smoke and went to a neighbor, who called 911, Sartain said. No one was hurt.

The Eagle Point Friends of the Library is sponsoring free, family-friendly "Friday Night at the Movies." Movies are shown from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month in the Community Meeting Room of the Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St.

The Sept. 7 movie is "The Pirates: Band of Misfits," an animated film about a pirate captain who sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the Year Award. The quest takes the captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Popcorn will be served, and kids are welcome to come in their pajamas. For more information, call the library at 541-826-3313.

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