What to do


  • Bellview Grange will offer a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and an indoor community market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. They'll serve wheat, buckwheat or vegan rice pancakes, home fries, steel-cut oatmeal, fruit salad, scrambled eggs, tofu scramble, coffee, tea and Rooibos chai. The breakfast is $5 to $7 on a sliding scale. The community market will offer local food, plants, crafts, locally made bodycare items, etc. There also will be entertainment. Call 482-6692.
  • The Grants Pass Active Club holds Boatnik every Memorial Day weekend. The parade will be at 10 a.m. today at Riverside Park in Grants Pass. Activities include a carnival, arts and crafts, food vendors, a pizza-eating contest and a fireworks display at dusk Sunday. The marathon jet boats will be missing from the annual Boatnik Festival this year, but plenty of fast boats will be displayed. There will be drag- and sprint-boat exhibitions and the annual whitewater hydroplane race on Monday. For a full schedule of events, see boatnik.com.
  • Kid Time! Discovery Experience at 226 N. Ross Lane, Medford, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. They offer interactive exhibits such as a grocery store, cafe, construction zone, into the woods, water works, medical center, art space, toddler town and outdoor space. Admission is $6 children, $3 adults. Call 772-9922 or see www.discoveryspace.org.


  • From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, trained volunteer naturalists from the Ashland Parks and Recreation Department lead easy nature walks through Lithia Park in Ashland. All ages are welcome. The walks are free. Topics include trees, flowers, birds, climate, water, geology and the history of the park. Participants should meet at the park entrance, across from the Plaza in Ashland. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call 552-2266.
  • Medford's Railroad Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The park is at Table Rock Road and Berrydale Avenue, just a few blocks from the Rogue Valley Mall. Rides for all ages are offered on small-scale steam and diesel trains. Exhibits of full-sized and miniature trains, a historic locomotive and caboose, and an antique telegraph service are available, along with handcar and motor car rides. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Call 779-3002 or 944-9176.


  • The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ashland will hold a Memorial Day Observance at 10:30 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, corner of Highway 66 and Normal Avenue, Ashland. Band director Ivan Olinghouse will lead members of the Valley of the Rogue Horizon Band and the Southern Oregon Concert Band in a musical tribute, and Lt. Col. Charles N. Beecham, U.S. Air Force Retired, will be the speaker. Call 482-5211 mornings or 482-2562 afternoons and evenings.
  • A Memorial Day Picnic in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Harnish Wayside Park, off Highway 62 in Eagle Point. The festivities will include live music, art exhibits, crafts, wine-tasting, a barbecue, ice cream, kids' activities and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Eagle Point Parks and Recreation children's summer camps and basketball programs. Call 944-5142.


The Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 28-30, at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Admission Thursday is $13 in advance and $15 at the gate. Saturday's admission is $14 and $16. Reserved seats for Saturday's rodeo performance are $16 in advance and $18 at the gate. Admission for children 12 and younger is $6 in advance and $7 at the gate. Tickets are available at all branches of PremierWest Bank, Sherm's Thunderbird and Food 4 Less in Medford, Big R in White City and Cowboy Corral in Grants Pass. The rodeo will be held alongside the 4-H and FFA Spring Fair Friday to Sunday at the fairgrounds, with a buyer's barbecue and livestock auction at 2 p.m. Sunday. See jcfairgrounds.com or call 774-8270.

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