What to do


  • Wildlife Images will hold its fourth annual open house, a fundraiser to help care for its animals through the winter, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Wildlife Images, 1845 Lower River Road, 12 miles west of Grants Pass. There will be free tours of the facility, refreshments, raffles and more.
  • The Rogue Valley Railroad Show will be at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway, today and Sunday. There will be model railroad displays, door prizes, a swap meet and raffles. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for kids under 14. All proceeds benefit the Medford Railroad Park.
  • The Jerusalem Center invites the public to a holiday meal and a give-away of free clothing, shoes, furniture, haircuts and miscellaneous donated items today at the Kids Unlimited building, 521 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The free items giveaway starts at 11 a.m.; the meal begins at noon. For more information, call 541-770-7086 or 541-770-2640 or e-mail: office@jerusalemcenter.us, or visit the Web site www.jerusalemcenter.us
  • Inner Child Cafe with host a free interactive concert that will have kids and parents singing, dancing, laughing and writing their own songs at 3 p.m. today at the cafe, 310 Oak St., Suite 4, Ashland. Kids will have a chance to have their picture taken with "Super Teacher" Phyllis Ferguson and enter a drawing to win a free copy of her kids' CD "Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover."
  • Medford's fourth annual candy cane hunt and marshmallow roast begins at 3:30 p.m. today at Hawthorne Park, across from the Medford Shopping Center. The candy cane hunt is open to children 1-12. The hunt will be followed by a marshmallow roast that will continue until 5 p.m. The marshmallow roast is open to everyone. Call 774-2400.
  • Medford's Winter Light Festival and tree lighting will be held today in Vogel Plaza at the corner of Main Street and Riverside Avenue. Activities begin at 10 a.m. with an old-fashioned Christmas bazaar featuring gifts, food and entertainment. There will be stage entertainment, strolling musicians, carolers and horse-drawn carriage rides. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 5 p.m., along with three local school choirs. The tree lighting ceremony will take place around 7:30 p.m.
  • Planned Parenthood's Teen Theatre will present "Girl, Girl, Girl, What's it Mean To Be A Girl?" at 7:30 p.m. today at the Ashland Middle School Commons, 100 Walker Ave., Ashland. With humor, drama and music, the show deals with body image, the media, friendship and growing up female. The play is directed by Cil Stengel and is appropriate for youth 10 and up. Cost is $5 general, $3 students, and free to girls in middle school. Tickets will be available at the door. Call 770-3330, Ext. 1012.
  • The musical "Annie" continues its run at One Eleven Evelyn, A Center for the Arts, 111 N.E. Evelyn, Grants Pass.With a cast of charming orphans, excellent staging and wonderful musical support, the show offers entertainment for the whole family! The schedule is as follows:

Today: 1 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 30: 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1: 1 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general, $10 students and seniors, $8 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available at Grants Pass Pharmacy, Service Drugs, and at the theater box office one hour before show times. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 787-2019 or by visiiting www.oneelevenevelyn.org.


  • The youth yo-yo group TriWire will spin their yo-yos and demonstrate tricks at noon and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Northwest Nature Shop, 154 Oak St., Ashland. The event is free and open to the public.
  • The Friends of the Talent Library invite the public to celebrate the reopening and extended hours of the library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Talent Branch Library, 101 Home St., Talent. There will be games, stories, treats and fun for family and friends.

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