What to Do


  • ScienceWorks will offer a Spooky Science Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland. The exhibit includes experiments, including the physics of Halloween at 2 p.m., screaming cups, gooey concoctions and optical illusions. Admission is $7.50 adults, $5 for children 2-12 and seniors 65-plus and free admission for children under 2. Call 482-6767.
  • Step back in time to the 1860s from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today during a Civil War reenactment at the Historic Wood House on Highway 62 north of Eagle Point. Battle skirmishes are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Presentations will include the cannon, medical, kids' drill, weapons, history of Fort Klamath, 1860s clothing and music, Civil War uniforms, history of Wood House, and education during the 1800s. There will be a food vendor on hand. Admission is $1.50 per person. Call 324-0972.
  • Kids can parade through downtown Jacksonville in their costumes, then trick-or-treat at participating businesses from 1 to 3 p.m. today in Jacksonville. Call 899-8118.


Monte Killingsworth and his daughter, Maya Cross-Killingsworth, who perform as Planet Lullaby, will provide an free evening of music with visual enhancement suitable for families, from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the Ashland Branch Library, Gresham Room, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Call 774-6995.


Kids will use glow-in-the-dark pens and Halloween cutouts to make a candy bag at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kid Time! (formerly Kids' Imagination Discovery Space), 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford. Free with museum admission of $5 for children and $2 for adults. Call 772-9922.


  • The Ashland Chamber of Commerce holds the annual children's Halloween parade from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Ashland. The parade will leave the Ashland Library and travel to Lithia Park. Afterward, kids and adults in costume are invited to trick-or-treat at the A Street Marketplace. Downtown streets will be closed for the event. Call 482-3486.
  • Bring your little witches, goblins, fairy princesses and ghosts — in costume or not — to Halloween in the Heart of Medford from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Vogel Plaza in downtown Medford at Main Street and Central Avenue. Stop by to get trick-or-treat bags, raffle tickets and a scavenger map. Mingle with Zippedy the Clown, Arnold the Lion, and Joe Schmoe the Juggler, watch a Fire Knife Dance performed by Sonny Kanahele with Mo Bettah Sound Productions, or a gymnastics performance by the Southern Oregon Gymnastics Team. Try your hand at Scratch Art at Central Art Supply, stop by Hot Pots to paint a ceramic Halloween trinket. Win a giant plush pumpkin filled with toys at The Arc, Treasure II (on Central); Lawrence's Jewelers (on Main); and the new SOU at the Higher Education Center (at Eighth and Bartlett), anytime between now and Halloween. Stop by RCC (at Eighth and Central) for even more fun activities.
  • Join the Rogue Valley Family YMCA and the First United Methodist Church for a "Trunk-or-Treat" at 6 p.m. Friday at the Y, 522 W. Sixth St., Medford. At the same time, the church (across the street) will host free indoor trick-or-treating and a fun house maze. Call 772-6295 for more information.
  • A "Ghosts of the Black Forest" haunted hay ride is planned for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday in Jacksonville. The ride is open to anyone who can climb in and out of a tractor-drawn hay trailer. Small children should be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 1650 China Gulch Road. It's free; donations accepted.

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