HELP TEENS IN NEED

Now thru December 31, the Medford Teen Library will be collecting donations of warm winter accessories such as hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, and socks, to benefit the Maslow Project (www.maslowproject.com) for teens in need. Basic hygiene supplies are also gladly be accepted. In case you haven’t heard of this wonderful organization, The Maslow Project provides support services to homeless children and teens (ages 0 - 21) and their families throughout Jackson County. You can drop off donations at the Medford Teen Library, 205 South Central Avenue in Medford. Call 541-774-6413 if you have questions.

PROVIDENCE FESTIVAL OF TREES

Medford Armory
701 S. Pacific Hwy, Medford

Friday, Dec. 2 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$5 for adults
$3 for seniors, age 60+
$3 for children ages 12 and Under

Friday – Senior Discount Day.
Sponsored by Southern Oregon Orthopedics, Inc.
Visitors 60+ get in Free!

Sunday Kids Discount Day
Sponsored by Lithia Motors
Kids ages 12 and under get in FREE!

The 25th annual Providence Festival of Trees opens its doors to a holiday wonderland. Don't miss seeing how some of the Rogue Valley's finest designers and decorators create winter magic for southern Oregon in a beautifully transformed Medford Armory

This community holiday celebration and tradition features stunning Christmas trees and displays decorated by local businesses, interior designers, florists and other talented people. The festival also showcases an assortment of holiday decorations, including designer tabletop trees and mini trees, wreaths, fireplace mantels and displays.

During the past 24 years, Providence Festival of Trees has raised more than $8 million to benefit the programs and services of Providence Medford Medical Center.

SOUTHERN OREGON CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE

Jackson County Expo
1 Peninger Road,Central Point

Friday, Dec. 2 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 3rd Annual Christmas Showcase, the region’s largest holiday gift and craft show is at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point. This one-stop holiday shopping event draws nearly 5,000 attendees. There are over 120 vendors and still growing. We are hosting an extensive selection of unique vendors including holiday decorations, handmade crafts, stylish jewelry and clothes, children’s toys, specialty foods, and much more. You can also get in the holiday spirit with seasonal foods and beverages.

OSF HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

NEW LOCATION - BEHIND THE BLACK SWAN
108 E. Main St., Ashland

Friday, Dec. 2 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Three days of arts, crafts, holiday gifts, and live music by Oregon Shakespeare artisans. Over 20 different vendors will be selling their wares at this annual event.

WINDERFEST 2016

Greensprings Inn
11470 OR-66, Ashland

Saturday, Dec. 3 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Freshly harvested Christmas trees, handmade mountain wreaths, coffee, cocoa and baked goods, elderberry jelly (go early to make sure you get some!), pictures with Santa and gifts for the whole family. You can peview some of their items on their website.

ROGUE WINTERFEST

Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel
 2101 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 3 & 4
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Adult (18–54): $5
Children 4–17 / SENIOR (55+): $3
Children Under 3: FREE
Family Pass (Up to 6 family members): $20

Josephine County’s largest holiday festival, Rogue Winterfest transforms the Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel into a winter wonderland, bringing the community together to help support the Rogue Valley’s mental health organizations: Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday with the Weekend Holiday Events are only sold at the door.

This is a holiday event for the whole family. The public is invited to view creatively decorated trees and locally produced art along with Evergreen Federal Bank’s Southern Oregon Adventure displays complete with towering redwoods, deep forests and rivers, Crater Lake, Southern Oregon coast, and vineyards all designed by local artists. Truly AMAZING! Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus; engage in family activities and games in Santa’s Workshop; enjoy live entertainment; and vote on the People’s Choice Award.

Activities include:

  • Fishing at the North Pole
  • Coloring and Letters to Santa
  • Holiday building project with The Home Depot
  • Face painting by Leslie Heidner Body Art
  • Photos with Santa

Entertainment (Every 45 minutes, the entertainment on the big stage changes, ranging from bands to choirs to individual singers to classical performers during this live musical mash-up)

Rogue Winterfest is designed to bring our community and our healthcare agencies together, increasing awareness of mental illness and the services available through these organizations. Over the years, the Festival has raised over half-a-million dollars for these organizations that have helped thousands of mentally and behaviorally at-risk children, teens, adults, and families.

36th ANNUAL SOUTHERN OREGON TOY RUN

Starts at Touvelle Lodge
9367 Table Rock Rd, Central Point

Saturday, Dec. 3
10 a.m. Social
12 p.m. Parade leaves
Ends at the Eagles Lodge #2093
2000 Table Rock Road, Medford

The Rogue Valley Toy Run was first held on the first Saturday in December 1980 and it is still held on the first Saturday every year. It is open to all street legal motorcycles, regardless of make. All of the toys collected go to local families in need and all cash proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network based at the Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Oregon. The event ends with music by Hog Wild music, hot lunch and 50/50 raffles.

MT. ASHLAND OPENS THIS SUNDAY

11 Mt Ashland Ski Rd., Ashland
 Opens Sunday, Dec. 4
 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mt. Ashland opens nearly a week earlier than scheduled! All lifts except Ariel will operate and all services will be available. Day one of the season will be called "Day Onesie." Everyone is encouraged to wear your finest one-piece ski outfit or costume and get a $25 lift ticket. All pass holders are also invited to join in the fun and get dressed up too. Mt. Ashland offers skiing and snowboarding on 220 acres, with 4 chair lifts and 23 runs. They have a full rental shop (which offers ski and snowboard rentals and tuning), retail shop, and ski school. The historic Lodge also features a full-service cafe and bar. With an average snowfall over 265 inches, it’s been the place for local mountain fun since 1964.

WINE & WHISKERS FUNDRAISER

The Urban Cork
330 N. Fir StreetMedford
Sunday, Dec. 4 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

$45 in advance
$55 at the door

Highlighting all the things that keep us warm: furry animals, good clothes and good wine, Papillon Rouge & La Strada Boutiques host a fundraising event supporting the Southern Oregon Humane Society.

Your ticket purchase gets you a seat for the fashion show, plus appetizers and two pours of wine. More wine will be available at an additional cost as well as raffle tickets to purchase other donated items. Event tickets are available in stores at the Papillon Rouge & La Strada Boutique Locations. All proceeds from the event will be donated to SoHumane.

Tickets are limited to the first 85 people so head in to the stores to get yours today here

For any further Questions call Papillon Rouge: 541-734-7377 or [email protected].