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Sunday, January 4 2015

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Southern Oregon Head Start Thu 26th February - Tue 31st March Southern Oregon Head Start and Early Head Start are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Early childhood programs in a safe, nurturing environment for children birth to 5 are available at no cost to families who qualify, as are programs for pregnant moms. For more information call 541-734-5150 in Jackson County or 541-472-4851 in Josephine County.
Therapeutic Foster Care Families Needed - Rogue Valley Sun 1st March - Wed 15th April Foster homes for children who have behavior, emotional and development disabilities are needed here in the Rogue Valley. For those interested in helping these children, contact Shawnee Dale, Therapeutic Foster Care Certifier for Family Solutions at 541-776-0497 x 206 or sdale@solutionsor.org.
Book Discussion Group - Central Point Mon 2nd March A book discussion group meets on the first Monday of each month from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Central Point Library, 116 S. Third St. For information about the upcoming book topics call the Central Point Library at 541-664-3228 or visit www.jcls.org.
Monday Movies - Phoenix Library Mon 2nd March Enjoy classic family movies showing on Mondays from 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Phoenix Branch Library, 510 W. 1st St. All ages are welcome. All films are free and snacks are served, courtesy of the Friends of the Phoenix Branch Library. For more information, contact the Phoenix Branch Library at 541-535-7090 or visit www.jcls.org.
Tuesday Origami Sessions - Medford Library Tue 3rd March The Medford Branch Library Children's Department is having Origami Sessions on the first Tuesday of the month, 5:45 pm. This free hands on demonstration will take place in the Storytime Room in the Children's Department of the Medford Library, 205 S. Central. For more information, call the Medford Children's Department at 541-774-8678 or visit www.jcls.org.
Stuttering Support Group - First Tuesday of the Month Tue 3rd March

The Speech Center Plus, 1700 E. Barnett Rd. has started a Stuttering Support Group for adults and children that meets on the first Tuesday of every month. At these meetings you will meet other people who stutter, share your experiences, challenges, and successes, practice speaking skills, etc.

Family Tree Maker - PC Users Group Monthly Meet Tue 3rd March The 'PC' Family Tree Maker Group meets the first Tuesday of the month. Everyone is encouraged to bring problems or concerns, and as a group the issue will be addressed and hopefully resolved. This class is free and is held at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy. in Medford. Please call 541-512-2340 to register.
Books@Noon - Ashland Branch Library Tue 3rd March What are you reading? Looking for suggestions? Jump into the conversation with "Books@Noon". They meet the first Tuesday of every month, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Come and meet with others of the local reading community as they share what they are reading, and discover your next favorite book to read.
Monthly Scrapbook Workshops - Gold Hill Branch Library Wed 4th March Enjoy a monthly workshop for teen to adult scrapbooking enthusiasts on the first Wednesday of each month, from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles St. Bring your mementos and learn how to "smash" your special treasures into scrapbooks, share good company and share talents. Contact the library at 541-855-1994 for a supply list. Class runs from January through May.
Movies at the Library - Central Point Wed 4th March Enjoy free films and popcorn on Wednesdays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, in the Community Meeting Room of the Central Point Branch Library, 116 S. Third St. For more information, movie titles, etc. call the library at 541-664-3228 or visit www.jcls.org.
GEMS: Growing and Encouraging Moms Thu 5th March GEMS of Grants Pass meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at Calvary Crossroads Church, 1051 SE 'M' St. in Grants Pass. Growing and Encouraging Moms is what GEMS is all about. For more information, call the church at 541-479-4334 or Toni Martin at 541-761-4756.
Applegate Community Knitting Group Monthly Meeting Fri 6th March The Applegate Community Knitting Group meets on the first Friday of each month, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Applegate Branch Library, 18485 North Applegate Rd. Bring your projects, be inspired, share knitting patterns, skills, knowledge and creativity. The first meeting is Friday, March 1. This is a free program hosted by Friends of Applegate Library.
Friday Night at the Movies - Eagle Point Library Fri 6th March Eagle Point Library, 239 W. Main St., is offering 'Friday Night at the Movies' on the first Friday of the month, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, beginning February 7. Popcorn will be served and kids are welcome to come in their pajamas! For more information call the Eagle Point Branch Library at 541-826-3313 or visit www.jcls.org.
Valley-Wide Christian Men's Monthly Breakfast Sat 7th March

All men of the Rogue Valley are invited to the monthly ​Valley-Wide Christian Men's Breakfast​. They meet the first Saturday of every month, 7:00 a.m.  at Hometown Buffet. Pastor Larry Knight of First Church of the Nazarene will speak on March 7. For more information regarding speakers etc, call Ken Meigs at 541-944-6996.

Family Tree Maker - Medford Sat 7th March Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy. in Medford is offering a 2 hour class on Documenting your Research. Citing your Sources is in the Family Tree Series. As you add information to your tree, you will need to create a source and source citation that describes where you found the information. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.
Bi-Monthly Christian Writer's Group Meeting Sat 7th March A 'Christian Writer's Group' meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 8:00 am - 9:30 am at Heritage Christian Church, 1870 W. Stewart Ave. in Medford. For more information, call 541-779-7937 or email danielkinjorski@yahoo.com.
Lego Fun - Ruch Library Sat 7th March Join the Lego fun on the first Saturday of each month, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Ruch Branch Library, 7919 Hwy. 238. This event is for children ages four and up. For more information, call the library at 541-899-7438 or visit jcls.org.
DivorceCare Workshop and Classes - Grants Pass Sat 7th March Parkway Christian Center, 229 NE Beacon Dr. in Grants Pass is offering a DivorceCare Workshop on Saturday, March 7, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. Cost is $15 for the workbook. Weekly classes will begin March 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call the Church at 541-479-2639.
William Harness in Concert - Medford Sun 8th March William Harness will be in concert at First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Rd., Medford on Sunday, March 8, 5:00 pm. William's concerts are interlaced with drama and testimony, reaching beyond age barriers as he communicates his love for God and the hope we have in Christ. There will be a love offering. For more information, call the church at 541-779-7777.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Concert - Medford Sun 8th March Craterian Performances presents 'Ladysmith Black Mambazo' on Sunday, March 8, 7:30 pm at the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center. For over 50 years, this a cappela group has been spreading its message of peace, love and harmony. Tickets are available at the Craterian Box Office, 16 S. Bartlett St., Medford, online at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.
MOPS - Brookings Mon 9th March Brookings Church of the Nazarene, 1600 Chetco Ave. in Brookings, is hosting Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), 9:30 am - 11:30 am, on the 2nd and 4th Monday's of the month. All moms of preschoolers are invited for a morning of engaging speakers, crafts and discussion time with other moms. For more information, call the church at 541-469-2571.
Poetry Appreciation - Phoenix Branch Library Mon 9th March Bring your favorite poem to read and discuss with others as Poetry Appreciation continues on Monday, March 9, from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, in the Meyer Memorial Trust Community Meeting Room of the Phoenix Branch Library, 510 West 1st St. Ernie Caldwell will lead the program, and light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Phoenix Library.
Medford Library Book Discussion Group Tue 10th March The Medford Library Book Discussion Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Adams Community Meeting Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Medford Library. For more information, please contact Suz Harrison at 541-774-6415 or visit www.jcls.org.
Book Chat - Medford Branch Library Tue 10th March Medford Library Book Chat meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Carpenter Community Meeting Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central. Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Medford Library. For more information and book titles, contact the Medford Branch Library at 541-774-8679 or visit www.jcls.org.
Ashland Macintosh Users Group Tue 10th March The Ashland Macintosh Users' Group (AshMUG) meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Ashland Community Hospital Conference Room, 280 Maple St., 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Come learn more about all your Apple devices, enjoy presentations on various Apple or Apple related software and hardware, and participate in a lively Q & A session on all things Apple.
End of Life Seminars - Medford Thu 12th March COHO's Public Forums for 2015 is 'Choosing Best Options for End-of-Life Care'. These forums will be held March 12, March 19 and April 16 at the Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 E. Barnett Rd., 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. For information on specific date topics, call 541-292-6466 or visit cohoroguevalley.org. These lectures are free and open to the public.
Brookings/Harbor Chamber Luncheon - Brookings/Harbor Thu 12th March The Brookings/Harbor Chamber monthly Membership Forum Luncheon is held on the second Thursday of each month at the Brookings Inn Resort Conference Center, 1143 Chetco Ave., Brookings, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Teen Writing Group - Medford Sat 14th March Are you a teen who enjoys reading and writing stories? Join in the "Writer's Empire" Teen Writing Group on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Medford Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Bring your stories or just come listen to this fun group, led by R.E. Sheahan, author of the young adult science fiction novel, Storm of Arranon: Fire and Ice.
Gospel Music with the Knox Brothers - Medford Sat 14th March You are invited to join Bethel Church at Vista Pointe, 4245 Vista Pointe Dr. in Medford for a taste of "Home Cookin" Gospel music with the Knox Brothers on Saturday, March 14, 2:00 pm. Admission is free. . The Knox Brothers were raised on a grass seed farm in the Willamette Valley.
Second Saturday Lego Fest - Medford Library Sat 14th March The Medford Branch Library Children's Department is offering Second Saturday Legos building beginning February 8, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Each month, volunteer Helga Motley, will teach children a different Lego building skill. Ages 5 years and up are invited to attend. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Library.
Books@4 Discussion Group - Medford Branch Library Tue 17th March A Book discussion group, 'Books@4', will meet monthly from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Adams Community Meeting Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. This group will meet on the third Tuesday of each month. Come meet others in the local reading community as they share what they are reading and discover your next favorite book to read.
Mystery Readers Book Discussion Group - Phoenix Branch Library Tue 17th March The Mystery Readers Book Discussion Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, in the Community Meeting Room of the Phoenix Branch Library, 510 West 1st St. Come join in the conversation about selected topics with other mystery lovers. For discussion themes, please
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group meets - Ashland Branch Library Wed 18th March The Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group meets to discuss interesting mysteries and welcomes mystery readers on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. This group is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and open to all mystery readers.
Toddlerobics - Medford Wed 18th March Come exercise your mind, body, and spirit during "Toddlerobics:Movement, Music, and Me!" on the third Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am - 11:00 am, in the Adult Garden of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Class is for toddlers 2 and up. Toddlerobics will be held September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17.
Library2Go and eBooks - Rogue Valley Thu 19th March A 'Need2Know: Digital Book Downloads' hands on demonstration will be held at the Ashland Branch Library on Thursday, March 19, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm and at the Shady Cove Branch Library on Friday, March 27, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. There will be an introductory session to give an overview of Library2Go, as well as time for questions and one-on-one assistance.
Monthly Gathering - Vision Impaired Fri 20th March Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center, 228 N. Holly St. in Medford has an open social event for the Visually Impaired Person on the third Friday of every month, from 10:00 am - noon. All visually impaired people and their caregivers are welcome and encouraged to come. For more information, call Nancy Olson at 541-535-2884.
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group Fri 20th March The Pacific Chapter of the Neuropathy Association is forming a Neuropathy Support Group in Medford. They will meet the 3rd Friday of the month, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Carpenter Room 1-2 of Rogue Valley Medical Center.
Third Saturday Chess Club - Medford Branch Teen Library Sat 21st March The Chess Club meets on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Medford Branch Teen Library, 205 S. Central Ave. All ages are welcome to drop in and test their skills. All levels of players are welcome. Family board games are also available to play in the Teen Library. For more information, call the Medford Teen Library at 541-774-8685.
Teen Game Day - Ashland Branch Library Sat 21st March Is gaming your thing? Join the crowd during Teen Game Day from 12 noon - 3:30 pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Wii games, Xbox, board games, great food and fun included. All you need to bring is yourself. This free monthly event is sponsored by the Ashland Friends of the Public Library.
Brain Books Discussion Group - Ashland Branch Library Tue 24th March Join the Brain Books Discussion Group on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, in the Guanajuato Room of the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. The Brain Books Discussion Group is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. For more information, call the Ashland Branch Library at 541-774-6996 or visit www.jcls.org.
Genealogy Talks: Traveling with the Applegates - Medford Tue 24th March Genealogy Talks: Traveling with the Applegates will be presented on Tuesday, March 24, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy. in Medford. Traveling with the Applegates by Sue Waldron is a historical book about 3 brothers who came to Oregon in 1843 bringing the first wagons over the Oregon Trail.
Cherry Blossom Festival - Salem Sat 28th March The Oregon State Capitol is hosting a Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 28 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. There will be activities for families, displays, cherry samples, entertainment, and tours of the Capitol and the State Park that surround it.This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-986-1392.
First Sunday Legos Class - Ashland Branch Library Sun 5th April First Sunday Lego's Class meets at the Ashland Branch Library Children's Department, the first Sunday of the month., 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Each month volunteer Helga Motley will teach children a different Lego building skill. Ages 5 years and up are invited to attend. For more information, call the Ashland Children's Department at 541-774-6995.
Father/Son Camp - Mountain Lakes Bible Camp Fri 17th April - Sun 19th April It is time again for the annual Father/Son weekend camp at Mountain Lakes Bible Camp. This boys' camp for kindergarten through 8th grade boys and their dads begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 17 and ends at noon on Sunday, April 19. Food, lodging, teaching, and fun are all planned for this annual camp where great memories are made between dads and sons.
Simply Jesus Women's Conference - Medford Fri 24th April - Sat 25th April Simply Jesus Conference, a 2-day Encounter for Women, will be held Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25 at Bethel Church at Vista Pointe, 4245 Vista Pointe in Medford. The main speaker is Debra Riste. She served as an associate pastor and worship leader with Generation of Hope in Klamath Falls.
Genealogy Talks: Heritage Quilts - Medford Tue 28th April A one hour talk on Dawna Curlers book 'Connecting the Dots on a Heritage Quilt' will be held Tuesday, April 28, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy. in Medford.
Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference - Salem Wed 6th May - Sat 9th May The Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference and Workshop will be held at the Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center near Salem, Oregon May 6-9. Michael Dudash will present: Developing Your Artistic Vision. Come for a great weekend of exceptional artistic inspiration and camaraderie with other dynamic artists of faith.

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