Memorial Day events

Seasons of the Heart: An afternoon of music and remembrance will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the WinterSpring memorial Grove at Donahue-Frohnmayer park, corner of Spring Street and Spring brook Road, Medford. Visitors may bring photographs or other mementos for display, and a cello and vocal duo, Santosha, will provide music for the event. Refreshments will be served. See or call 552-0620.

National Preservation Month: The City of Jacksonville, a National Historic Landmark, will celebrate National Preservation Month with tours of the Jacksonville Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday, May 25-26. Members of the Jacksonville Boosters Club will provide visitors with free assistance in locating grave sites of family members and early settlers. The tours also will showcase restoration and preservation work completed on the volunteers and professionals on the cemetery's monuments, curbing and fencing, as well as the Sexton's Tool House that served as a mortuary in Jacksonville. Call 899-1231.

CEMETERY TOURS AND stone monument rubbing: Members of the Medford Cemetery Commission and the Medford Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 26, at the historic Eastwood Cemetery, 1581 Siskiyou Blvd., Medford. The cemetery was established by Odd Fellows in 1890 and is the final resting place of veterans, city founders and local characters, as well as a showplace of stone sculpture and local historical references. Free guided tours and information about the cemetery will be offered every hour, and a stone monument rubbing demonstration will be presented at 11 a.m. Call 774-2400.

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE: The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ashland will sponsor a Memorial Day observance at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 26, at Mountain View Cemetery, Ashland Street and Normal Avenue, Ashland. Members of the Valley of the Rogue New Horizon Band and the Southern Oregon Concert Band, directed by Ivan Olinghouse, will present a tribute performance. Call 482-5211 or 512-1980.

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION: The Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association will sponsor a Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Road, with a speech by Senator Gordon Smith and music by the St. Mary's High School Choir. Afterward, the White City Charitable Foundation will sponsor the ninth annual White City Memorial Day to honor men and women for their service to the United States. The parade begins at 1:15 p.m. at Antelope and Division roads in White City. A Harley-Davidson motorcycle show, along with vendors, concessions, children's activities and a lineup of live music will begin at 11 a.m. in Burns Park on Division Road, and Senator Alan Bates will speak at 2:30 p.m. at the park. Call 864-8731.

Memorial Day PICNIC IN THE PARK: A picnic of grilled steak or chicken, salad, vegetables and dessert will be offered from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Harnish Wayside Park, Highway 62 and Nick Young Road, Eagle Point. There will be wine tasting by Agate Ridge Winery and Crater Lake Cellars and live music by the Southern Oregon Jazz Revue. Art exhibits by regional artists, tours of the Harnish Wayside Building, bocce ball, lawn games and a silent auction also will be available. Tickets cost $20; children will be admitted free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the City of Eagle Point's youth sports programs. Call 890-6016.

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