What to do


    • The 18th Annual Dog Walk, a benefit for Dogs for the Deaf, promises a day of fun for the whole family. Bring your dog or walk with friends from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Park across from Tinseltown in the Medford Center. There will be a kids' fun zone, silent auction, raffle and contests with prizes. Go to www.dogsforthedeaf.org or call 826-9220 for details.
    • Celebrate Ashland Airport Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the airport, 455 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Ashland. There will be a pancake breakfast or barbecue lunch for $5, helicopter rides for $35, and airplane rides for $35.
    • The Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo continues at 7 tonight at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. Today's admission is $14 and $16. Reserved seats for today's rodeo 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 through Sunday at the fairgrounds, with a buyer's barbecue and livestock auction at 2 p.m. Sunday. See jcfairgrounds.com or call 774-8270.


    A family skate night is held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at The Rrrink, 1349 Center Drive, Medford. It's a great time to bring the family down to skate and spend time together. Cost is $5 per person. Call 770-1177.


    • June 6: For everyone who loves history and family celebrations, the Gold Dust Day Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Gold Hill. This year's theme is "Sustaining the Spirit of Oregon." The day will kick off with a parade at 10 a.m., starting at Patrick Elementary School and continuing through downtown Gold Hill. Events will include draft-horse wagon rides, gold panning, a huge raffle, museum tag sale, a street fair on Estremado Street with food and vendor booths, antique engine displays, classic car and motorcycle show, historical exhibits and demonstrations at the Gold Hill Museum, free music in the park, a half marathon, along with 5K and 10K races, and the kids' free favorites — Dragon Obstacle Course and Haystack Scramble. If you wish to have a booth at the street fair, call the Gold Hill Museum at 855-1182 or president Janet Sessions at 855-1461. If you wish to participate in the parade, call Patrick Elementary School; ask for Bruce Fauble or Connie at 494-6840.
    • June 6: The Medford Bureau of Land Management and United Hunters and Sportsmen Association will host a Free Fishing Day at Hyatt Lake. The event will kick off with a free breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. provided by the association. The BLM will provide participants with rods, reels and bait, and will offer free boat rides from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other activities will include making salmon-print T-shirts, free prize drawings and free camping for the entire weekend. The event is meant to encourage children to discover or rediscover the sport of fishing. No license or tags will be required for sport fishing. However, all other angling rules apply. Hyatt Lake Resort donates the use of several boats to give children the opportunity to get out on the water. For more information, call 618-2281 or e-mail Nicholas_schade@blm.gov
    • June 6: The Ashland Rowing Club will hold a free learn to row day at Emigrant Lake. Come anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Anyone 12 years and older is welcome. Those under 18 must have a parent sign a waiver. No reservations required.
    • June 6: Le Cirque Centre students will perform "Narnia — The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Historic Ashland Armory. Le Cirque Centre fuses dance, circus and theater into a performance that is colorful, interesting and, at times, surprising. For example, the youngest of students, 4 years of age, fly from the laps of their parents who are suspended in the air from ropes. More than 90 Le Cirque Centre students will take part. Tickets are on sale at Le Cirque Centre, Music Coop and Tree House Books. Tickets for adults are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, students $8 and free for children 5 and younger.

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