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The Phoenix Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting event at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in Phoenix's Blue Heron Community Park playground area.

Mayor Carlos DeBritto will lead the ceremony and guests will include Scott Henselman of the Rotary Club of Bear Creek Valley, and Nancy Peterson, president of the city's Parks and Greenway Commission.

For more information, call 541-535-1955.

The Jacksonville Barn Company will hold its third annual Spring Open House from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville.

The store will introduce new vendors, sample wines and serve hors d'oeuvres from Gogi's Restaurant. The event serves as a fundraiser for Sanctuary One, and 10 percent of that evening's sales will be donated to the cause. For more information, call 541-702-0307 or visit

Oregon Connections Academy, the largest online public charter school in the state, will hold an information session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Red Lion Hotel, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford.

Call 800-382-6010 or visit

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