“Before the Flood,” Documentary to be Presented at SOCAN’s General Meeting

“Before the Flood,” a documentary exploring the effect of global warming, will be presented at SOCAN’s general meeting, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6pm-8pm at the Medford Library. The program is free and open to the public.

The tragic journey of the Titanic is well-known. “Titanic – The Movie” starred Leonardo DiCaprio and chronicled the ill-fated trip […]

By | March 15th, 2017|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Romancing the West Comes to Jacksonville Inn on April 2!

The popular touring documentary concert Romancing the West returns to the City that inspired it for a special dinner show at Jacksonville Inn on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Romancing the West Legacy Tour launched in 2013 has toured ever since, from the West Coast to Midwest shows this past September and this […]

Beekman Arboretum Spring 2017 Clean-Up – by Becka Kem

With the days feeling a bit longer and the temperatures getting warmer, there are noticeable changes outside. The white blossoms of the snowdrops have been replaced with the bright yellow daffodils. The trees are beginning to bud and breathe color into the wooded landscape. Birds are chattering as if there is much to do. New […]

By | February 28th, 2017|Community, Event News, Garden, Now|0 Comments

J’ville Tavern’s Open Jam Tuesdays

Jacksonville’s own Open Jam Tuesdays, hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton is celebrating its one-year anniversary. In the spirit of, “If you build it, they will come,” Elton approached J’ville Tavern’s owner, Andy Whitty Gough, to showcase the talent of local musicians. On February 2, 2016, Open Jam Tuesday debuted, and the players filled-up the sign-in […]

By | February 27th, 2017|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Randall Theatre Company Announces Expansion to Jacksonville

Live theater is returning to Jacksonville. The Randall Theatre Company of Medford is announcing plans to perform some of its 2017 season of shows in a new Jacksonville location. The planned expansion is part of a partnership between the Randall Theatre and Jacksonville’s Calvary Church. The church building located on 5th Street in Jacksonville will […]

By | February 27th, 2017|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

ZEPS Electric Bus Visits the Valley

For health and environmental reasons, electric vehicles – including transit buses – are the wave of the future.

The Rogue Valley will welcome a demonstration of an electric bus next week. Electric buses are rapidly replacing the heavily polluting buses of the past. They drastically reduce the polluting emissions of a gas-powered bus. They are quiet […]

By | January 8th, 2017|Community, Event News, Now|0 Comments

Writing The Great War: Southern Oregon Letters and Stories From WW1

Kicking off the 2017 Windows in Time lunchtime history talks, historian Bill Miller will present “Writing the Great War: Southern Oregon Letters and Stories from WW1,” at the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue, on Wednesday, January 4, and the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, on January 11, from 12 noon to 1 […]

By | December 29th, 2016|Event News, History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

2016 Holidays at Hanley Farm

Celebrate the Holidays at Hanley Farm!

Over the centuries, decorating Christmas trees and homes for the holiday season has become a tradition. Early Christmas trees were adorned with paper roses, lit candles, wafers, nuts and sweets.

December 26 & 27, 2016, travel back in time as you tour the Hanley Farmhouse. Costumed docents will guide you through […]

By | December 15th, 2016|Event News, History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Beekman House 2016 “Boxing Day” Tours Benefit ACCESS

JACKSONVILLE, OR—Historic Jacksonville, Inc. will celebrate the Victorian Christmas Boxing Day tradition on Monday, December 26, when all Victorian Christmas tours of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House will be $2 per person with a canned good donation for ACCESS. If visitors pay full price ($5 for adults, $3 for seniors or students), all tour entry fees […]

By | December 15th, 2016|Event News, History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Art’Clectic Event for Victorian Christmas Fun!

Jacksonville artist, Walt Wirfs is the featured artist at the Art’Clectic December Pop-Up event during Victorian Christmas in Jacksonville. The art show will be held at the IOOF Hall on South Oregon Street next to GoodBean Coffee. The pop-up show will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from December 2 through December 18 from […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|0 Comments

25th Annual Soroptimist Holiday Home Tour

On Sunday, December 4 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, 2016 the Soroptimist International Club of Medford is holding its annual Home Tour, featuring four wonderful homes, each dressed up for the Holidays. The homes were selected for their architectural style and festive Holiday decorations.

The homes range in style from contemporary, with beautiful decorations, to a Tribal/Asian […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale

For two days each year, the Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Sale brings a burst of energy to the alcove next to the Post Office in downtown Jacksonville. An array of beautiful table arrangements with candles, interesting baskets decorated with bows and cones, and distinctive door swags are displayed on tables for customers to select […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Open House & Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Artist & Gardener

Please join us in welcoming in the holiday season…and Artist & Gardener!

An Open House for this new business is planned with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The Chamber of Commerce will make it official with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Open House is Friday, December 2 from 4:00-7:00pm with a celebratory ribbon-cutting at 6:00pm at 130 S. […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

“Klamath” – the DVD, at next SOCAN meeting

Aaron Moffatt, a young Southern Oregonian film maker, has started his career with a visual triumph. Four years in the making, his film offers a stunning and gripping visual depiction of the amazing Kamath-Siskiyou forest. This feature length video will be the focus of the next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now General Meeting scheduled for […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Event News|0 Comments

REPERTORY SINGERS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

REPERTORY SINGERS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH “ALL IS BRIGHT” CONCERT ON DECEMBER 17TH and 18TH, 2016

ASHLAND, OR – Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, under the direction of Dr. Paul French, will celebrate the music of the holidays with a performance of “All Is Bright” on Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 18th at […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Jacksonville’s 2016 Victorian Christmas Celebration!

2016 Calendar of Events

Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with 2016 Victorian Christmas.  The celebration begins with a Merchant Open House & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26 and Victorian Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec 3 at 10am – and continues weekends, December 3 through December 18.  Some activities continue the weekend after […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

November 2016 Movie Night at Old City Hall – A Boris Karloff Double Feature

Good Morning Everyone…  Here is the movie lineup for November, and it’s another pair of really great Boris Karloff films… and I’m not speaking of Frankenstein or Dracula or the Wolf Man.  No… these films are dramatic enough without fake Hollywood monsters.

The feature film is Bedlam, a well told tale of the fight to improve […]

By | November 8th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

2016 Holiday Wreath Making at Hanley Farm

Make your Holiday wreath Saturday November 26, 2016 at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road between Central Point and Medford, 11am to 3pm. Free admission! There will be wreath making kits available at $15 per kit for non-members or $10 for SOHS members. Kits include the grapevine base, choice of greens and berries, wire and clippers […]

By | November 4th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Uplifting Angel Art Show Returns to GoodBean

Four years ago, Mary Kell started the GoodBean’s tradition of an Angel Art Show in December, using the walls of the coffee house to display uplifting art.

Mary says angels have always played an important role in her life and has her own angel stories to share. For example, some years ago, her guardian angel awoke […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|0 Comments

New Sounds for Voices of the Applegate

Voices of the Applegate is in its fifteenth year, and as so many choirs in Southern Oregon, has changed directions and directors over the years.

The choir has now turned over a new leaf by welcoming Harmony Sue Haynie as its new director. Harmony admits that she is not your conventional choir director and prefers teaching […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Celebrate Our Veterans at Pioneer Village

This year, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Pioneer Village, invite the community to thank our veterans at a very special Veterans Day Celebration. The event is on November 11, 2016 at 11:00am and will last approximately 45 minutes. This year, Pioneer Village has graciously offered to hold the event indoors at the […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Belles & Beaus 2016 Victorian Ball Coming November 5th!

The Belles & Beaus Old West/Victorian Society of Jacksonville will sponsor their second-annual Victorian Ball on Saturday, November 5th in the US Hotel Ballroom in downtown Jacksonville. Titled, “Queen Victoria’s Royal Ball,” this year’s affair will commence at 6:00pm with a buffet dinner catered by the Jacksonville Inn. A cash bar will be available for […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Fifth Annual Beekeepers Ball

The Fifth Annual Beekeepers Ball is the autumn 2016 event not to miss! On Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 7:00pm, doors will open at the Bigham Knoll Ballroom, 525 East E St in Historic Jacksonville. The costume theme this year is “Just ‘Bee’ Yourself,” the night will be emceed by Maria Kelly, and is the […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

SOHS Tales From the Collections – Pinto Colvig: Jackson County’s Favorite Clown

The Southern Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce the October event for its monthly Tales from the Collections program. The program will take place at SOHS’s History Center in downtown Medford (106 N. Central Ave.) on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10am to 12pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Pinto Colvig […]

By | October 4th, 2016|Event News, History News & Events|0 Comments

Victorian Mourning Customs at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House

JACKSONVILLE, OR – The Victorians created elaborate rituals around the passing of a loved one. Death was considered part of life’s texture, giving it essential meaning. Join Historic Jacksonville at the 1873 Beekman House between 11am and 3pm on Saturday or Sunday, October 15 and 16, to explore how Jacksonville’s most prominent pioneer family honored […]

What is the Boogeyman’s Bride’s Deep, Dark, Secret?

Three haunting nights in October, Hanley Farm hosts the “The Boogeyman’s Bride,” presented by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Crater High School Renaissance Academy. Lantern-bearers lead groups through the farm’s dark corn field and woods, as the drama unfolds about the Boogeyman’s Bride’s deep . . . dark . . . secret. Suitable […]

By | October 4th, 2016|Event News, History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

October 2016 Jacksonville Haunted History Tours

Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc. on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, for the final Jacksonville Haunted History walking tours of the season. These tours have been so popular that we’re now offering five tours each night!

These approximately one-hour docent-led tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of North Oregon and C […]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Event News, History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

2016 National Public Lands Day Event at Sterling Mine Ditch Trail

BLM is hosting a National Public Lands Day event on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail—with help from SUTA on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 8:30am-1:00pm.

Volunteers will help re-route a steep section of trail that currently goes over the tunnel. At the 2014 Public Lands Day event, we re-routed the trail on the other side of […]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Event News, Now, Trail Talk|0 Comments

2016 Oktoberfest at Bigham Knoll is This Weekend!

With the return of crisp cool mornings and the change of the trees, we are reminded that fall is right around the corner. There is no greater harbinger of the harvest season than the annual Oktoberfest at the Bigham Knoll campus. Celebrating its 9th year, Oktoberfest has become a community festival beseeching us to enjoy […]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

The Inn at the Commons will host furnARTure, a benefit for The Studio at Living Opportunities

The fun and whimsical work of many local artists will be featured at “furnARTure,” a benefit for The Studio at Living Opportunities. We’ve invited local artists to “recycle” traditional furniture, using their creative skills to turn dozens of pieces into “master” pieces for this signature event. The resulting blend of art and furniture becomes furnARTure, […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News|1 Comment

Get A Taste of Scotland in Jacksonville

On October 22, at 6:00pm in the US Bank Ballroom, 100 lucky guests will be treated to an amazing evening comprised of dinner, prepared by Platon Mantheakis of the Jacksonville Inn, an enlightening video presentation by Paul Bissett on the distilling and creation of single malt scotch, a sampling of 5 wonderful and varied scotches, […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

It’s Rotary Salmon Bake Time!

The Jacksonville Applegate Rotary Club will hold its 7th-Annual Salmon Bake at beautiful Hanley Farm on September 18, 2016. 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 […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

August 2016 Movie Night at Old City Hall

Our movie selection for August is On The Town.  I generally try to run films which, in my opinion, have not been seen as often this one, but On The Town is such a happy-go-lucky motion picture, I felt it deserves a showing.  We don’t use that phrase much anymore.  Perhaps it’s because we are […]

By | August 11th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Rogue Valley Corvettes at Bigham Knoll

A car show with history deserves a historic venue.

Rogue Valley Corvettes’ Fall Classic—one of the region’s most popular car culture events—is moving to Historic Jacksonville!

The footprint of Rogue Valley Corvettes’ membership spans from Medford to Grants Pass and Klamath Falls, as far north as Douglas County, south to Sacramento, as far west as the California […]

By | July 23rd, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

The Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Art Show and Sale is August 5-28!

The Artists Workshop 2016 Show and Sale will fill the walls of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville for their 32nd Annual Art Exhibit from August 5 through August 28. For all four weekends in August, the exhibit will be open from 11:00am-5:00pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to attend […]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|0 Comments

Hanley Farm: 2016 Summer Camp Fun at the Farm!

The week of August 8 to August 12, 2016 is the last chance for your child to enjoy summer fun at Hanley Farm! Register your child for August summer camp, where they will experience new adventures and activities every day! Children have the unique opportunity to step into the past, to connect with their local […]

By | July 15th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Travel in the Victorian Age: From Horse to “Horseless Carriage”

JACKSONVILLE, OR—Americans were on the move during the second half of the 19th Century! In the span of 50 years, transportation options advanced from horseback, wagon or buggy, stagecoach, and sailing ship, to railroad, steamship and automobile. And Jacksonville’s pioneer Beekman famly experienced them all! View antique cars and learn about the rapid changes in […]

What We Wore: A History of Women’s Fashion

The Southern Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce the July event for its monthly Tales from the Collections program. The program will take place at SOHS’s History Center in downtown Medford (106 N. Central Ave.) on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 from 10am to 12pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Join SOHS’s […]

2016 Jackson County Fair—Carnival Lights and Country Nights

July 20 – 24, 2016
Jackson County Fair—Carnival Lights and Country Nights
A week of fun just got even better!

2016 Fair Hours:
Wednesday, 7/20 through Saturday, 7/23 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday, 7/24 11 am to 7 pm

LOTS FOR FREE!

FREE Admission for Kids 12 and Under, sponsored by the West Family Foundation
FREE Parking EVERY DAY,
sponsored by Butler […]

By | July 7th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Pizza Nights at Hanley Farm Are Back!

The Family Nurturing Center has partnered with the Southern Oregon Historical Society to bring pizza nights back to Hanley Farm! The third Thursdays of every month are always special at the farm – activities include no-till garden tours historic Hanley Farmhouse tours, flint knapping demonstrations, and children’s activities. July 21, 2016 the Family Nurturing Center […]

By | July 5th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

NEW Jacksonville Haunted History Tours

Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc. at 7 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, for Jacksonville Haunted History walking tours. These approximately one-hour docent-led tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of North Oregon and C streets and include some moderate elevations. Tours are limited to the first 15 people. The cost is […]

Open House for New Jacksonville Community Center is July 27, 2016

“You Are Invited” OPEN HOUSE ~ BUILD THE DREAM July 27th, 5:00-7:00pm @ Sampson House & Cedar Garden

By | June 29th, 2016|Community, Event News, Now|0 Comments

Beekman Arboretum Nature Walk and Clean-Up

Come join us for the first annual Beekman Arboretum Nature Walk and Clean-Up event on Saturday, July 16th, 2016!

Join Jacksonville residents Lauren Kemple, Becka Kem and Rhonda Brown for a short nature walk followed by voluntary arboretum clean-up. You’ll stroll through the arboretum, identifying many plants and learn about their origin and medicinal and culinary […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Event News, Now, Trail Talk|0 Comments

July 2016 Movie Night at Old City Hall

Now for July’s movie.  WE have been waiting some time to run this film… it is The Westerner, a classic western if there ever was one.  It stars Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan.  Brennan, who plays Judge Roy Bean, won his third and final Oscar for this one.

Directed by William Wyler, The Westerner tells the […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Event News|0 Comments

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes: How to Preserve Your Tomato Harvest

The Jackson County Master Food Preservers presents Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes: How to Preserve Your Tomato Harvest, the third class in their canning and preserving series, at the OSU Extension auditorium, Saturday, July 16. Learn how to preserve your home-grown tomatoes for year-round enjoyment!

In this class, food safety and the types of preservation equipment to use […]

By | June 17th, 2016|Event News, Garden, Now|0 Comments

June 2016 Movie Night at Old City Hall

Good Evening All…  Our movie in June 2016 is one of those films you don’t hear much about anymore, but one which was highly-popular when it was released.  So said the book from which it was made… God Is My Co-pilot, starring that stellar good-looking leading man, Dennis Morgan… with support from Raymond Massey and […]

By | June 1st, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Summer 2016 Library Programs for Kids

“On Your Mark, Get Set and READ” is our theme for Summer Reading. School will soon to be out for the summer and that means the start of Summer Reading at the Jacksonville library.

There is no better way to help children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation than by encouraging them to participate in […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Storytelling Guild’s 50th-Annual Children’s Festival is July 9-11, 2016

The Storytelling Guild is excited to present the 50th-Annual Children’s Festival! This fun and historic event will be held July 9-11, 2016 at the beautiful Britt Gardens in Jacksonville. For many years, the festival has provided fun-filled summer days of affordable entertainment for the entire family. The theme this year is, “Fairy Tales across the […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Help Support the Applegater at Summer Soiree

The nonprofit Applegater newsmagazine will be holding its annual Summer Soiree fundraiser at Schmidt Family Vineyards on Saturday, June 25, from 6:00-9:00pm. The award-winning Evening Shades band will be performing.

There will be lots of great Silent Auction items to help fund the Applegater’s printing and mailing costs for the year. Tickets are $50 per person, […]

By | May 30th, 2016|Community, Event News, Now|0 Comments

Guided Hike Series at Jacksonville’s Forest Park

Join us for a guided hike in Jacksonville’s Forest Park to be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 beginning at 8:30 am.  This is the second hike in a series of 5 this season, all held on the third Monday of the month and sponsored by the Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Committee. Take a right […]

By | May 25th, 2016|Event News, Now, Trail Talk|0 Comments