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Good News Club - Grants Pass Sun 16th November - Sun 4th January Parents whose children attend public elementary and middle schools in the Grants Pass area are invited to enroll their students in free character development classes called Good News Clubs. Clubs are staffed by trained and screened volunteers from local churches. To enroll your child, pick up a club registration slip from your school's office or call 541-476-5235.
Adopt a Child Mon 24th November - Tue 30th December There are thousands of children in foster care who are currently searching for their forever family. You can be the one to make a difference and'A Family For Every Child' can help. If your family has thought about adoption, now is the perfect time. Contact A Family For Every Child at 541-343-2856 or www.afamilyforeverychild.org.
Therapeutic Foster Care Families Needed - Rogue Valley Mon 1st December - Thu 15th January 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 [email protected]
Pet Memory Tree - Grants Pass Mon 1st December - Wed 31st December Lovejoy Hospice, in partnership with the Grants Pass Grange Co-op, will have a pet memory tree on display December 1-31 at the Grants Pass Grange Co-op. All are invited to place an ornament or a picture of your pet on the pet memory tree during the Grange's business hours.
Christmas at the Library - Medford Branch Sat 20th December Celebrate the season with the Old Time Fiddlers and a visit from a jolly old elf on Saturday, December 20, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, at the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. Following a concert of lively traditional Christmas songs by the Fiddlers from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Santa will make a surprise visit and bring a book for each child that attends.
Jr. Comets Basketball - Central Point Sat 20th December Jr. Comets Basketball is starting in the new year. More information and preregistration are available at Fidelity Print Quick, 250 E. Pine St. in Central Point.
Schmidt Family Christmas Open House - Grants Pass Sat 20th December The Josephine County Historical Society is presenting its popular Schmidt Family Christmas Open House, on Saturday, December 20. The event will be held in the historic Schmidt House and Barn at 5th and 'J' St., from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. For more information, call the Historical Society at 541-479-7827 or Linda Fuidge at 541-476-8712.
Nutcracker Ballet - Grants Pass Sat 20th December - Sun 21st December Stillpoint Dance Studio's full-length production of the classic 'Nutcracker' ballet will be on stage at the Performing Arts Center in Grants Pass on Saturday and Sunday, December 20 and 21. Details are at www.gpnutcracker.org. Tickets are available at the old Champion Outlet at 6th & I, online, at the door or by calling 541-476-4641.
Bi-Monthly Christian Writer's Group Meeting Sat 20th December 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 20th December 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.
Christmas Gifts Bazaar Sat 20th December Takilma Bible Church, 10343 Takilma Rd., Cave Junction is having a Christmas Gifts Bazaar Saturday, December 20, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Yummy soups and desserts will be available while you are shopping. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Pregnancy Center of the Illinois Valley. For more information, call 541-592-6058.
Latino Ministry Service - Medford Sun 21st December Sunday, December 21, 2:00 pm, the First Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E. McAndrews Rd. in Medford, will have their Latino Ministry Grand Opening. All are welcome. The service will be in both English and Spanish.
New Church: Main Street Ministries - Phoenix Sun 21st December Main Street Ministries is a new church located a the exit 24 shoppes in Phoenix, OR. Their first service will be 10:30 am on December 21. All are welcome to come celebrate with the word, worship and praise in celebration of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christmas Party, Potluck & Program - Medford Sun 21st December Jerusalem Center, 6 Mace Rd. is having a Christmas Party, Potluck & Program on Sunday, December 21, 11:00 am. For more information, call 541-770-7086 or 541-200-5244.
Monday Movies - Phoenix Library Mon 22nd December 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.
Monday Family Film Night - Medford Library Mon 22nd December Monday Family Film Night is scheduled on Monday from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, in the Large Community Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 S. Central Ave. December 15: On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus' home (2004, G). This free film showing is sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Library, who also provide refreshments.
Brain Books Discussion Group - Ashland Branch Library Tue 23rd December 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. On December 23, 'The Emotional Life of Your Brain', by Richard Davidson & Sharon Begley will be the topic.
Family Tree Maker 'PC" User Group - Medford Tue 23rd December The Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 S. Pacific Hwy. is having a Family Tree Maker Class for PC User Groups on Tuesdays, beginning November 4, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. This informal, casual group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Everyone is encouraged to bring problems or concerns, and as a group we try and resolve those issues. To register, call 541-512-2340.
Christmas Eve Service - Eagle Point Wed 24th December Eagle Point Community Bible Church, 27 S. Shasta Ave., will be holding their annual Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday, December 24, 7:00 pm. In the glow of candlelight and Christmas decorations, the service focuses on the birth of Christ, with singing, special music, family readings, and a brief message. The community is invited to this very special event.
Community Christmas Dinner - Ashland Thu 25th December The 35th annual Community Christmas Dinner will be held on December 25, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Historic Old Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. To schedule meal deliveries or a free ride ahead of time, call the Ashland Christian Fellowship office Monday - Thursday mornings at 541-482-8539 or email Ron at [email protected]
Family Tree Maker - PC Users Group Monthly Meet Fri 26th December 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.
Teen Writing Group - Medford Sat 27th December 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.
Celebrate Recovery - Medford Wed 31st December Celebrate Recovery is being held at Set Free and New Life Christian Fellowship, 1032 W. Main St. in Medford, on Thursdays, 6:30 pm. Celebrate Recovery is here to help anyone with their hurts, habits and hangups. Child care is available. For more information, call 541-773-4004.
New Years Eve Night Service - Medford Wed 31st December Jerusalem Center, 6 Mace Rd. in Medford will be open for 'New Years Watch' on Wednesday, December 31, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am. For more information, call 541-770-7086 or 541-200-5244.
Applegate Community Knitting Group Monthly Meeting Fri 2nd January 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.
Valley-Wide Christian Men's Monthly Breakfast Sat 3rd January

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. For more information regarding speakers etc, call Ken Meigs at 541-944-6996.

First Sunday Legos Class - Ashland Branch Library Sun 4th January 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.
Book Discussion Group - Central Point Mon 5th January 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.
Tuesday Origami Sessions - Medford Library Tue 6th January 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.
Stuttering Support Group - First Tuesday of the Month Tue 6th January

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.

Books@Noon - Ashland Branch Library Tue 6th January 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 7th January 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.
Brookings/Harbor Chamber Luncheon - Brookings/Harbor Thu 8th January 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.
Sports with a Purpose - Rogue Valley Sat 10th January What will it look like if sports goes beyond the scoreboard. Impact Athletics is offering developmental league basketball, AAU volleyball, indoor soccer and cheerleading beginning in January. For more information and to register, visit www.soimpactathletics.org or call Amy Winans at 541-778-6861.
Second Saturday Lego Fest - Medford Library Sun 11th January 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.
Medford Library Book Discussion Group Tue 13th January 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 13th January 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 13th January 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.
GEMS: Growing and Encouraging Moms Thu 15th January 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.
Monthly Gathering - Vision Impaired Fri 16th January 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 16th January 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 17th January 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.
Books@4 Discussion Group - Medford Branch Library Tue 20th January 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.
Mystery Readers Book Discussion Group - Phoenix Branch Library Tue 20th January 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 21st January 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 21st January 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.
Interfaith Spiritual Caregiver Training - Medford Thu 29th January - Fri 30th January A two-day training program designed for people who are interested in volunteering as interfaith spiritual caregivers for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center will be held Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30 at the Smullin Health Education Center. For more information and to register, visit asante.org/clases-events. Registration deadline is January 15, 2015.
Friday Night at the Movies - Eagle Point Library Fri 6th February 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.

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