What to Do


  • ScienceWorks will host the ninth annual BIKE IT this weekend outside the museum in Ashland. There will be live performances daily by Dave Nourie, BMX pro, a free bicycle jam and BMX demo. The outdoor event is free and hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Indoors, ScienceWorks has a new exhibit, Tech City, with 12 interactive exhibits designed with engineering challenges such as building a bridge, modifying street traffic flows using a computer program and testing buildings against earthquakes. ScienceWorks is at 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays (closed July 4) and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7.50, $5 for children 2-12, and seniors over 65. Call 482-6767 or see www.scienceworksmuseum.org.
  • It's Rooster Crow Weekend in downtown Rogue River. The parade begins at 10 a.m., Noah's Play World for the kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the human crowing contest at 2 p.m., the rooster crowing contest at 2:30 p.m., along with arts and crafts, a quilt show, a book sale and live music.
  • North Mountain Park Nature Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays to allow families to explore the park using the park's Discovery Kits, or to offer tours of the park. Call 588-6606. NMP is at 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.
  • Free movies are offered at 9 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 9 in Bear Creek Park at Siskiyou Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Medford. Tonight's feature is "Transformers" (PG-13, 2007).


The White City Activities Office will sponsor an ice cream social and picnic from 5 to 7 p.m. at Burns Park, 7800 Division Road, White City. Live music will be provided by a local band, Refuge. The event is free and open to the public. Call Rogue Family Center at 864-8799.


The Medford Arts Commission's Public Art Cart will bring free games, arts and craft projects, an inflatable jump house and athletic games into neighborhood parks each week through Aug. 14. Here's the schedule:

9 to 11 a.m. Mondays at Union Park, 501 Plum St.

Noon to 2 p.m. Mondays at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, 334 Holmes Ave.

9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Howard Elementary School, 286 Mace Road.

Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at Lewis Street Park, 130 Lewis Ave.

9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Hawthorne Park, 501 E. Main St.

Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Holmes Park, 185 S. Modoc.

9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Wilson Elementary School, 1400 Johnson St.

Noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays at Donahue-Frohnmayer Park, 1687 Spring St.

Kid Time! Discovery Experience (formerly KIDS' Imagination Discovery Space), 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford) offers arts and crafts at 11 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays through June and July. Admission is $5 children, $2 adults. Call 772-9922 or see www.discoveryspace.org. Here's this week's schedule:

Monday: Make your own pet dragon out of construction paper; Tuesday: Make a Fourth of July mobile out of tissue paper and construction paper.


Ashland Library at 410 Siskiyou Blvd., will host a series of free films for teenagers and adults at 2 p.m. Wednesdays in July. Films are rated PG-13. "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" is Wednesday's feature.


From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at ScienceWorks in Ashland, "Sassy Cassie" will teach the art of making balloon animals. Kids will learn to twist a classic balloon dog in their favorite color.

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