Medford, Oregon (February 21, 2018) – Miriam Reed will perform “Susan B. Anthony Says a Word” at three Jackson County Library branches in March: Saturday, March 3 at 12 noon at the Rogue River Library, 412 East Main Street; Thursday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the Eagle Point Library, 239 West Main Street; and […]
On February 17, 2018, there’s no better way to celebrate the “Year of the Dog” than during Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year celebration in downtown Jacksonville. The day will start with a parade on California Street, starring you and your four-legged best friends! Please join the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association for a full day of […]
Join more than 20 cheesemakers and 80 specialty food and beverage producers from Oregon and beyond at the Oregon Cheese Festival. This Oregon-inspired culinary event includes a farmer’s market-style artisan food, beer, cider and wine festival, and the Meet the Cheesemakers and Winemakers Dinner. Held under 2 large tents, 15,000 sq. ft. of space, at […]
Get your tickets now for the Historic Jacksonville Home and Garden Tour, May 5th and 6th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Tour will include the Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, where City Hall is currently located. Also on the tour will be three historic homes, two gardens and one modern home. Finish your day at Daisy […]
Applegate, Oregon (February 2, 2018) — Jackson County Library Services presents an afternoon of poetry on Sunday, February 11 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Applegate Library, 18485 North Applegate Road.
The program will feature original poems about love by Applegate poets Paul Tipton, Beate Foit, Christin Weber, NiAodagain, Diana Coogle and Joan Peterson. This […]
Have you ever envisioned yourself getting lost on a hike and wondering what you could eat? Are you curious about what kinds of local medicinal herbs are right under your nose? If so, join Lauren Kemple and Rhonda Brown for an exploration through Jacksonville and the surrounding Woodlands to learn about edible and medicinal plants […]
Bob Haworth returns to the Bella Union on Sunday, February 11th, 2018, from 5:00-7:00pm for the first in a new entertainment series called “Sunday at The Bella.” Bob will be joined by the multi-talented, John Hollis (of Callahan’s Lodge fame) for an early evening of vintage folk music, cowboy tunes, original songs, and more. And […]
Yes, we can solve the global warming crisis! This is the message of Paul Hawken’s Drawdown Project (drawdown.org). What’s more, the solutions involve win-win programs that reduce climate pollution while providing other benefits.
“Paul Hawken’s Drawdown: A springboard for individual and collective action” is the title of The Southern Oregon Climate Action Now January monthly meeting […]
2017 Regular Weekend Activities, December 2&3, 9&10, 16&17, and 23:
- 11:00am-4:00pm – Father Christmas, Carolers, Town Crier, Cider, Jolly Holly Trolley Stop & Shop Excursions
- 11:00am-3:00pm – Beekman House Holiday Tours, Beekman Bank Tours (not on December 23rd), St. Joseph’s Rectory Open House
- 11:00am-5:00pm – Small Treasures Exhibit, Art Presence Art Center
Experience a Victorian Christmas this 2017 holiday season at the historic Beekman House, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. This 1873 residence, home to Jacksonville’s wealthiest pioneer family, is decorated for a 19th Century Christmas celebration, and you’re invited to visit. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on December 2, 3, 9, […]
Where can you find autumn, Christmas, jazz and patriotism combined? At the winter concert of Voices of the Applegate, of course! Hope Harrison, our energetic and exciting director, has put together an amazing collection of both the stirring and the soothing. From “I’ll be Seeing You” to “Autumn,” to the fanciful “Dance of the Sugar […]
Add a wonderful tradition to your Holiday activities by making your own wreath: Saturday November 25 at Hanley Farm (1053 Hanley Road between Central Point and Medford), from 11am to 3pm, free admission. Wreath materials are $15 for non-members or $10 for SOHS members. Santa will be there with a fun activity for the children, […]
Soroptimist International of Medford – Holiday Home Tour is December 3, 2017
Just a reminder for everyone’s Holiday Calendar! SI Medford is presenting their 26th Annual Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 3rd, from 11am to 4pm.
Four beautifully decorated homes are on the Tour and Essentials Home Décor will be open during the tour.
Tickets are a […]
Dan Bish struggles with what trees or native plants to stock and recommend in his Talent nursery business as summers get hotter. For farmworkers Maricela Ruelas and Juan Escareño, smoke has become a seasonal ordeal as they toil in the fields.
They are among a dozen Rogue Valley citizens who voice their concerns about climate change […]
After more than 25 years in the Rogue Valley, the 2017 Providence Festival of Trees is reinventing itself to bring holiday joy to a new generation of children and families.
“The Festival of Trees is a beloved holiday tradition in the Rogue Valley,” said Katie Hutchinson, Executive Director of Providence Community Health Foundation. “We are proud […]
Although the holidays may seem far off, it’s not too early to think about holiday decorations for your home or business. The Jacksonville Garden Club is now taking pre-paid orders for beautiful holiday wreaths, table arrangements, and baskets in a variety of sizes. In late November, Jacksonville Garden Club members will be busy applying their […]
One of Jacksonville’s time-honored traditions is the upcoming Victorian Christmas celebration, running from the parade on December 2nd to December 23rd.
During the festivities, locals and visitors in the historic downtown core are treated to the voices of Christmas and holiday carols, presented by an all-volunteer group of local singers.
This year, caroling group leader Jake Hershey […]
On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Belles & Beaus Old West/Victorian Society will hold their Third Annual Ball in the US Hotel Ballroom in downtown Jacksonville. This year, the theme is “Dance Through the Decades.” Although attendees are requested to wear period dress from the 1850’s, formal or semi-formal attire is perfectly acceptable!
An hors d’oeuvres […]
The 11th-Annual Ashland Culinary Festival is November 2nd-5th, 2017. A four-day destination culinary event that showcases Ashland’s award-winning culinary scene along with amazing chefs, wineries, breweries, spirits and food artisans from the region.
The weekend kicks-off with a Top Chef dinner where each course is prepared by a talented, past Top Chef of the Festival. Friday, […]
Architects of all ages are invited to create imaginative wonders and fantastical objects using gingerbread and other edible materials for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a benefit for the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts in Medford. The contest is open to interested bakers of all ages and skill levels — individuals […]
Shooting Star Nursery focuses on the health of the microclimate that is the Rogue Valley. The well-educated team knows which plants to recommend to the visitors and customers who come to the nursery. Apple Trees are one of those choices.
“Apple trees contribute to your yard and our community more than by simply producing apples,” states […]
The 2017 Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival is Saturday, September 23, 1-5pm, at Pear Blossom Park, Medford.
In Southern Oregon, the famed Rogue River historically hosted massive runs of both chinook (king) and coho (silver) salmon. This makes Medford the perfect place for the unique, family-friendly Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival, which celebrates the mouth-watering sapidity […]
Britt Education residency program presents West Coast premiere of wheelchair dance performance “DESCENT”
Medford, OR – Britt Education & Engagement will be hosting the project-based collective Kinetic Light for a five-day in-school residency at Crater Renaissance Academy culminating in the West Coast premiere of their wheelchair-based dance piece “DESCENT”, September 25 – 29, 2017.
Performed on an […]
The Rogue Valley Symphony invites Rogue Valley residents to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a concert of Mozart and Mahler. Distinguished American pianist Peter Serkin will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and the orchestra will present Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Concerts will be on Friday, September 15 at 7:30pm in the SOU Music […]
All classes begin at 10:00am and are located at the nursery unless indicated otherwise. Space is limited so please be sure to register on our website: www.roguevalleynursery.com/class. A minimum of 8 attendees is needed for a class, otherwise the class may be canceled. Classes happen rain or shine. During classes there […]
Jacksonville Friends of the Library will sponsor a fall book sale during Jacksonville’s City-Wide Yard Sale on Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9, 2017. Friday hours will be 9:00-10:00am for the members pre-sale—doors open to the public from 10:00am-4:00pm. On Saturday, sale hours will be from 10:00am- 4:00pm, with the “$5 for a bag […]
We know about the “Canary in the Coalmine,” but have you heard about “The Monarch in the Milkweed”? The next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now general meeting, marking our fifth Anniversary, will be held at Medford Public Library on Tuesday September 26, 2017 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. The program is free and open to the public.
Monarch butterflies […]
As the 2017 Citywide Yard Sale date nears it is important to remember that this event is not sponsored by the City of Jacksonville and there are public safety issues associated with this event. When our town becomes full of bargain hunters and treasure seekers there are areas where parking becomes an issue. Here are […]
8th annual Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Salmon Bake dinner and auction is September 10, 2017 at historic Hanley Farm!
If you were one of the several thousand Masai people living in Longido, Tanzania near the Serengeti Plain, your sources for water were seasonal ponds or open wells, most of which were shared with wild and domestic animals and […]
The Jacksonville Applegate Rotary Club will hold its 8th-Annual Salmon Bake at beautiful Hanley Farm on September 10, 2017. This event has turned into a beloved Jacksonville tradition! As in past years, the Salmon Bake fundraiser supports Rotary’s clean water projects around the world. Our projects have dramatically improved public health and reduced infant mortality […]
Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon celebrates its 33rd-Annual Exhibit in Jacksonville this August. The group began with a few artists who wanted to paint in outdoor locations in the safety and camaraderie of a group. The artists names have changed but the goals are the same. The finest work by the Rogue Valley’s best-known artists […]
Focus on Hanley Farm – August 2017
On August 5, 2017, Hanley Farm presents, “Hanley Farm Music Festival,” a fundraiser for Hanley Farm! In addition to great toe-tapping music from five popular local entertainers, there will be food, a Farmer’s Market, children’s games, a Faerie Garden, soda, mead and more beverages, including freshly-brewed lager from Standing […]
August 5, 2017, Hanley Farm celebrates Southern Oregon Historical Society’s 71st anniversary in style.
Join us for the first-ever Hanley Farm Music Festival. Proceeds from this event will go to the preservation of the largest historical collection in Oregon – and that includes Hanley Farm! Tickets are $20, unless you are an SOHS member or a […]
Step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest this summer when Historic Jacksonville opens the 1863 Beekman Bank for public tours from 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday through Monday, through Labor Day. Over $40 million in gold crossed the bank’s counters during Jacksonville’s heyday in the second half of the 19th Century—worth […]
Southern Oregon Lavender Festival Continues July 7-9, 2017
With our sunny, dry summers and need to find beautiful landscape materials that don’t provide a smorgasbord for the abundant deer population, lavender has become a Southern Oregon landscape favorite bordering many streets and yards. But lavender is not native to Oregon. Where did it come from and […]
JACKSONVILLE, OR – Jacksonville Haunted History walking tours continue on Friday, July 7, 2017, with a new tour route that takes in Jacksonville’s historic courthouse and jail. At 7, 7:15, 7:30, and 7:45 pm, costumed docents will lead 1-hour walks that include stories of brothels, epidemics, and hangings. These tales of woe, sorrow, and regret […]
September 9th at Bigham Knoll Campus
What do you get when you combine some of the nicest show cars and trucks from Oregon and Northern California with historic Jacksonville and Bigham Knoll Campus? Answer: The 12th Annual Fall Classic Car Show hosted by Rogue Valley Corvettes! The Fall Classic brings families, fun, music, food and drinks […]
The entire community is invited to join Mayor Paul Becker in a July 4th celebration on the Courthouse lawn. The festivities will take place from noon-3:00pm. As in year’s past, plenty of seating and tables will be provided and the city will be serving complimentary hot dogs, water, chips, etc. Families are encourage to bring […]
Jacksonville, Oregon (June 13, 2017) – Jackson County Library Services presents an exciting lineup of events this summer at the Jacksonville Library, 340 West “C” Street.
Award-winning storyteller, Christopher Leebrick will dazzle audiences with his extensive repertoire of world folk tales, legends, whoppers, and original stories in “Share a Story, Build a World” on Wednesday, June […]
A wide variety of arts & crafts classes will be available for students 5 and older at The Woodcarving Place in downtown Jacksonville. In addition to watercolor and acrylic painting, charcoal and stamping, special-interest classes will be offered. For older students, a Fashion class will enable them to draw their designs and present them in […]
JACKSONVILLE, OR – Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc., local craft guilds, and hobbyists for a Victorian Day of Hobbies & Crafts from 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday, June 17, at the 1873 Beekman House Museum located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville.
“The Industrial Revolution meant increased leisure time for most upper and middle […]
The Storytelling Guild Presents Their 51st Annual Children’s Festival at The Britt Grounds in Jacksonville from July 8-10, 2017. Sponsored by the Storytelling Guild of Jackson County, this innovative 3-day event will bring out the creativity of both the young and young at heart as it has for generations.
This “just for kids” event has served […]
Mark your calendar for the 9th-Annual Medford AAUW Garden Tour on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This year’s tour features two Jacksonville gardens, along with four other diverse landscapes, chosen to provide you with lots of ideas and inspiration for your own garden spaces. The 2017 tour theme is “West Side Story” […]
For nearly 40 years the Children’s Heritage Fair has given children of all ages the opportunity to live like their ancestors. In 2011 the Southern Oregon Historical Society revived the fair at a new location – the historic Hanley Farm. Every year since, the farm has continued this great tradition. Don’t miss this year’s Hanley […]
Tour lovely private gardens in the Medford and Phoenix areas at the North Valley Soroptimist 15th-Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00am-2:00pm.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from April 15-May 19 at Blue Door Garden Store and Penny & Lulu Studio Florist—on the day of the tour, at Roxy Ann Winery.
This year, the Jacksonville Garden Club’s annual Spring Sale is on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00am-3:00pm in the alcove next to the Post Office on Oregon Street.
Get ready for Mother’s Day, or treat a family member or friend to a delightful surprise with beautiful bouquets and arrangements created from fresh-cut local flowers, made […]
Sheri Croy will be the featured artist for ART’clectic’s “Garden Party Event” in May 2017. Her unique glass and paper fusion pieces will be displayed at the Art Presence Art Center, located on the grounds of New City Hall at 206 E. 5th Street. Fifteen other Southern Oregon artists will be joining Sheri. The event […]
The canary in the coal mine serves as an alarm to tell miners when the air is unsafe. When thing go awry, that’s good for the miners, but not so good for the canary. Birds serve the same role aboveground as they do below. As the climate and habitats shift, birds can be among the […]
Celebrating the Rebirth of the Beekman Arboretum
With spring all around, come join us for the 24th Annual Jacksonville Woodlands Association Hike-a-Thon and annual meeting on Saturday, April 15, 2017. This year we will be highlighting the C.C. Beekman Arboretum. The C.C. Beekman Native Plant Arboretum occupies a 3-acre, bowl-like site in the heart of Historic […]
The Jacksonville Garden Club’s Annual Spring Sale will be held in downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 10:00am-3:00pm in the alcove next to the Post Office on Oregon Street. The sale features fresh-cut spring flowers arranged in bouquets by Club members and interesting plants to add to your garden. Home-baked treats and other […]