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theDove Events: Coming Up

Fun with Bugs: See Them, Touch Them, Eat Them! Wed 11th June - Wed 16th July Fun with Bugs: See Them, Touch Them, Eat Them! What does a bug eat? What eats bugs? What do bugs taste like? Find out the answers to all of these questions during bugtastic events at libraries all over Jackson County as part of “Fizz, Boom, Read” Summer Reading Program.
2014 Pro-Life Beef Raffle Thu 12th June - Mon 8th September The 2014 Pro-Life Beef Raffle runs from June 12, 2014 - September 8, 2014. Tickets are $5.00 each with a total of 1000 tickets. 2 winning tickets will be drawn on September 9. Each winner will receive one quarter of a grass fed-cow, cut, wrapped and frozen, valued at $800.00 Proceeds will help support local pro-life charities including The Pregnancy Center, St.
Host Families Needed Thu 3rd July - Tue 15th July 2 Host Families are needed -July 16-29.Cultural Gateways hosts a group of Japanese students for 2 weeks. The students come for English class, field trips and home stays. If you are interested in hosting 1 or 2 Japanese boys, ages 15-16, please contact Kathy Pomeroy at [email protected]
Day Camp Good News - Grants Pass Mon 7th July - Fri 11th July Children in the Grants Pass area ages 7 to 12 are invited to the 37th session of Day Camp Good News July 7-11, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Reinhart All Sports Park and the YMCA. Cost is still just $35 if registered before July 1, $40 thereafter. Campers enjoy soccer, basketball, exciting Bible lessons, crafts, and swimming.
Vacation Bible School - Medford Mon 7th July - Wed 9th July Faith Lutheran church, 1773 S. Columbus Ave. in Medford is having their Vacation Bible School July 7-9, 9:00 am - 11:30 am for children 4-11 years of age. Thursday, July 10, 6:00 pm, there will be an outdoor Closing Service followed by a supper.
Medford Aglow Meeting - Medford Tue 8th July Medford Aglow will be meeting Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 pm at Medford First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Rd. Pastor Ken Bern will be speaking about the Revival message of the two witnesses of Revelation 11. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Elizabeth Gomberg at 1-951-220-2809.
Right To Life Raffle Fund Raiser Tue 8th July - Fri 18th July Jackson County Right To Life's annual Raffle Ticket Fundraiser is here. Tickets are $10 each for the chance to win $1000 cash prize and are available at: theDove, The Pregnancy Center on Aero Drive in Medford, The Medford Mailbox on Central downtown Medford, Evangel in Grants Pass, Dr. Luke Murphy in Shady Cove, Sensational Sweets in Eagle Point and Valley Vinyl in Medford.
Stuttering Support Group - First Tuesday of the Month Tue 8th July

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.

Ashland Macintosh Users Group Tue 8th July 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. For more information about the group, visit www.ashmug.com.
Medford Library Book Discussion Group Tue 8th July 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.
Celebrate Recovery - Eagle Point Tue 8th July Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Hwy. 62 in Eagle Point is the location for 'Celebrate Recovery Eagle Point'. Meetings are every Tuesday evening for anyone struggling with hurts, habits and hang ups. Biblical "steps" for recovery are followed. Come at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, no charge, donations accepted. The main meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Rogue Valley Women's Connection - Medford Wed 9th July Rogue Valley Women's Connection Luncheon will be held Wednesday, July 9, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Rd. in Medford. Local hero's will be honored. Molly Nieman, Family Coordinator for the Delta Co., Grants Pass National Guard, will be sharing challenges for families before, during and after deployment. Lorin Myers, chaplain for Fire Dist.
Sci-Fi Films at the Library - Central Point Wed 9th July Enjoy out of this world Sci-Fi classics on Wednesdays in July from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, at the Central Point Branch Library, 116 S. Third St. Admission and refreshments are free, sponsored by the Central Point Friends of the Library. For more information, please contact the Central Point Branch Library at 541-664-3228 or visit www.jcls.org.
Movies in the Medford Library Wed 9th July Come to free film showings on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. For information about the film being shown please call the Medford Branch Library at 541-774-8679 or visit www.jcls.org.
Preschool Story Time - Ashland Library Wed 9th July Preschool children and their families are invited to enjoy Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning April 9, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. For more information, call the Library at 541-774-6995 or visit www.jcls.org.
Brookins/Harbor Chamber Forum Luncheon - Brookings Thu 10th July The Brookings/Harbor Chamber has their Forum Luncheon on the second Thursday of each month, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at Brookings Inn Resort Conference Center, 1143 Chetco Ave., Brookings. In addition to being an opportunity for Chamber members to connect with other local business people, there is a program that features aspects of business and quality of life on America's Wild Rivers Coast.
Aglow International Regional Rally - Portland Fri 11th July - Sat 12th July Aglow International is holding their 2014 Northwest Regional Rally Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12 at Shilo Inn & Suites, 11707 NE Airport Way, in Portland. Strategic Prayer time will be held on Friday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm with the evening session beginning at 7:00 pm. Registration is $55 for singles and $75 for couples and can be done at Aglownet.org/northwest.
Valley-Wide Christian Men's Monthly Breakfast Sat 12th July

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. In July, we will meet the 2nd Saturday of the month. Paster Jerry Reeves will give his testimony and speak on his prison ministry.

Community Faire & Parking Lot Sale - White City Sat 12th July Trinity - A Loving Church, will be having a Community Faire & Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, July 12, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at 2555 Corey Rd in White City. Along with lots of second hand treasures, there will be live music throughout the day, hot dogs, baked goods, silent auctions, activities and a bounce house for the kids. Come for a day of fun at the faire.
Second Saturday Lego Fest - Medford Library Sat 12th July 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.
St. Rita Retreat Center Festival of Praise Summer Concerts - Gold Hill Sun 13th July St. Rita Retreat Center Festival of Praise Summer Concerts will be held July 13, 20th, 27th and August 3rd at the Sacred Grotto Amphitheater, 10800 Blackwell Rd. in Gold Hill. CrossRose will be performing on July 13, Joshua 24:15 on July 20, Shepherd's Voice on July 27 and Long Mountain Revival on August 3rd. All the concerts are free, however, a free will offering will be taken.
Medford Teen Library Monday Movie Series - Medford Mon 14th July The Medford Teen Library is having a Monday Movie Series during the month of July. New and classic films will be shown every Monday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Teen Department of the Medford Branch Library, 250 S. Central. This movie series is part of the summer reading program, sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Library.
Tuesday Origami Sessions - Medford Library Mon 14th July The Medford Branch Library Children's Department is having Origami Sessions on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning on February 4, 3:45 pm - 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.
Book Discussion Group - Central Point Mon 14th July A book discussion group meets on the first Monday of each month from 1:00 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.
Family Movies at the Library - Phoenix Mon 14th July Enjoy classic family movies on Mondays from 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm, in the Community Meeting Room of the Phoenix Branch Library, 510 West 1st St. All ages are welcome. 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.
Preschool Story Time - Ashland Library Mon 14th July Preschool children and their families are invited to enjoy Preschool Storytime on Monday's beginning April 7, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm, at the Ashland Branch Library Children's Department, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. For more information, please call the Library at 541-774-6995 or visit www.jcls.org.
Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group meets - Ashland Branch Library Tue 15th July 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. April 16 they will be discussing 'Devil in a Blue Dress; May 21 will be 'My Name is Red', and June 18 the book discussion will be on 'Red Planet Blues'.
Mystery Readers Book Discussion Group - Phoenix Branch Library Tue 15th July 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 call the Phoenix Branch Library at 541-535-7090.
Books@4 Discussion Group - Medford Branch Library Tue 15th July 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, beginning on Tuesday, February 18. Come meet others in the local reading community as they share what they are reading and discover your next favorite book to read.
'The Industrious Mr. Franklin' - Medford Branch Library Tue 15th July Meet the Industrious Mr. Franklin, intrepid inventor, quipping author, productive scientist, and founding father in this new play to be presented on Tuesday, July 15, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Medford Branch Library. This special program is sponsored by Jackson County Library Services, the Kenneth A. and Lucille D. Hulburt Family Trust, and Friends of the Library groups throughout Jackson County.
Grants Pass Aglow Wed 16th July The Grants Pass Aglow will meet at 10:00 am, on Thursday, July 17, at the Fruitdale Grange, 1440 Parkdale Dr. Cyndi Biondi, founder of 'Esther Force International', will share a word that exhorts, equips, and encourages us in the purposes of God. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Phyllis Ober at 541-826-7326.
The Library and Your Tablet - Ashland Branch Library Thu 17th July The Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. will be holding a 'Digital Download' class on Thursday, July 17, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Demonstrations will show how to use the library to digitally 'download' books to your device. A basic working knowledge of your device is required. For more information, call the Jackson County Library Services Business Office at 541-774-8679.
Books@Noon - Ashland Branch Library Thu 17th July What are you reading? Looking for suggestions? Jump into the conversation with "Books@Noon". They meet the second 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.
Children's Advocacy Art Celebration- Medford Fri 18th July The Children's Advocacy Center and the Studio at Living Opportunities are holding a celebration of art by youth at the Center and artists of the Studio. This event will be held on Friday, July 18, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Craterian Theater. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.cacjc.org or call Michelle at 541-282-5474 x111.
Monthly Gathering - Vision Impaired Fri 18th July 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.
Hands On Weather Program - Jackson County Library's Fri 18th July Learn about weather safety, measurements,and severe weather phenomena at this hands on program presented by our local National Weather Service at the following Libraries: July 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at the Phoenix Branch, 510 West 1st St.; July 11, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Talent Library, 101 Home St.; July 17, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Jacksonville Library, 340 West C St.; July 23, 3:00 pm - 4:00
Book Give-Away - Rogue River Branch Library Fri 18th July Princess Zev, a local non-profit organization, will sponsor a free book give-away during the library story-time on Friday, July 18, 10:30 am - 11:00 am, at the Rogue River Branch Library, 412 E. Main St. Children of all ages are welcome to attend story-time. Volunteers from the foundation will be gifting a copy of one of the books read by the storyteller to each child in attendance.
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group Fri 18th July 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 19th July 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.
Summer Reading Program Activities - Ashland Branch Library Sat 19th July Ashland Teen Library's Summer Program 'Spark a Reaction' continues with lots of great activities. Join in the fun at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Saturday,July 19, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm there will be video and board games and on Tuesday, July 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 there will be a painted book bag activity. The programs are sponsored by Jackson County Library Services, the Kenneth A.
Bi-Monthly Christian Writer's Group Meeting Sat 19th July 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 [email protected]
Teen Game Day - Ashland Branch Library Sat 19th July 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.
Reptiles & Amphibians - Medford Branch Library Sat 19th July Come learn about creatures that scoot, skitter, or slither during a 'Reptiles and Amphibians' program with John Jackson on Saturday, July 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. This program showcases LIVE animals including a box turtle, a bearded dragon lizard and various frogs.
Children's Advocacy Center Fundraising Golf Tournament - Eagle Point Sun 20th July Mercedes-Benz of Medford invites you to participate in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships. This event is a nationwide amateur-only golf program for men & women, 21 years or older. Players will compete for one of two spots on the dealer team that will advance to the Sectional Tournament in the fall.
Vacation Bible School - Medford Mon 21st July - Fri 25th July West Main Church of Christ, 1701 W. Main St. is having their Vacation Bible School, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, July 21-25. Friday from 12:30 - 2:30 pm there will be a free lunch and games. The theme this year is "Kingdom Rock" where children stand strong for the Lord. Children who have finished Kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome.
Digital Downloads and you - Gold Hill Branch Library Mon 21st July The Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles, will be holding a class on 'Digital Downloading' from the library to your device on Monday, July 21, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. There will be an introductory session to give an overview of Libray2Go, as well as time for questions and one-on-one assistance. This free session requires a basic working knowledge of your device.
Pie & Ice Cream Social - Grants Pass Fri 25th July The Josephine County Historical Society is having their annual Pie & Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 25, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, in the historic Schmidt House Barn and Garden at 5th and "J" Streets in Grants Pass. Cost is $5.00 A Pie-Baking Contest tops the list of festivities. The public is invited to submit their favorite pies, along with the recipes.
'The Industrious Mr. Franklin' - Eagle Point Branch Library Fri 25th July The Eagle Point Branch Library, will be presenting a play about the 'Industrious Mr. Franklin'(Ben Franklin), on Friday, July 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Ashlpole Community Center. This special program is sponsored by the Jackson County Library Services, the Kenneth A. and Lucille D. Hulburt Family Trust, and Friends of the Library groups throughout Jackson County.
Master Gardener Harvesting Tips - Central Point Mon 28th July Master Gardener, Ronnie Budge, will be giving a 'Harvesting Tips' class on Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd. in Central Point.
Free Film - Medford Branch Library Wed 30th July Come and enjoy a free film on the last Wednesday of the month from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. The July 30 film is based on Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale. Colin Farrell plays a burglar who falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation,he sets out to save her (PG-13).
Kids Camp - Eagle Point Thu 31st July - Sun 3rd August Eagle Point Community Bible Church, 27 S. Shasta Ave., is hosting their annual Kids Camp for kids going into the 3rd-5th grade, July 31-August 3rd. Activities include devotionals, team skits, crafts, worship and team challenges. For more information, visit www.epcbc.org.
Applegate Community Knitting Group Monthly Meeting Fri 1st August 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 1st August 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.
Greensprings Oldtimers' Reunion/Potluck - Ashland Sun 3rd August A potluck/reunion for Greensprings Oldtimers will be held Sunday, August 3, 11;00 am - 3:00 pm at the Pinehurst School, 15337 Hwy. 66 in Ashland. Please bring food and a white elephant.
Festival of Art - Brookings Sun 3rd August Brookings Harbor Chamber is sponsoring the 'Festival of Arts' at Stout Park, next to Manly Art Center, 433 Oak St. in Brookings, August 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The day will include Plein Air Artists, activities for children, a food court and music. For more information, call 541-469.9522 or visit www.brookingsharborchamber.com.
First Sunday Legos Class - Ashland Branch Library Sun 3rd August 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.
Vacation Bible School - Phoenix Mon 4th August - Fri 8th August First Baptist Church of Phoenix, 4655 S. Pacific Hwy., is having Vacation Bible School August 4-8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Classes are for children 4-8th grade.
Monthly Book Discussion - Central Point Library Mon 4th August A book discussion group meets on the first Monday of each month, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Central Point Branch Library, 116 S. Third St. . If you are interested in joining but have not had a chance to read a book yet, come for the fellowship and help choose next months theme. For more information, call the library at 541-664-3228.
Monthly Scrapbook Workshops - Gold Hill Branch Library Wed 6th August 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.
Hope Ranch Fundraising Dinner - Grants Pass Thu 14th August Hope Ranch, a ministry of Red Rock Cowboy Church, serves the youth of the Rogue Valley through Rodeo Bible Camps and various equestrian activities. Their Dinner of Hope fundraising event will be held on August 14, at the Bear Hotel in Grants Pass. For more information on Hope Ranch or to purchase tickets for the Dinner of Hope, please contact Rochelle Owen at 541-582-5988.
History of the Short Line Rail Road - Valley of the Rogue Park Fri 15th August On Friday, August 15, the Josephine County Historical Society will present "The History of the Short Line Rail Road". This free, hour long power point presentation will be held at Valley of the Rogue Park, 8:30 pm. Living History Player, Christina Carver, will bring a piece of yesterday about the proposed railroad between Grants Pass, OR and Crescent City, CA.
GEMS: Growing and Encouraging Moms Thu 4th September 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.
Come Alive Tour - Jeremy Camp with Kutless and Adam Cappa Thu 30th October The Come Alive Tour, with Jeremy Camp, Kutless and Adam Cappa, will be held at the Lithia Amphitheater Thursday, October 30, 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at lmgconcerts.com, 4DTixx.com, Facebook LMG Concerts, at Evangel Parable Christian Book Stores or by calling 855- 443-8499.

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