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The Wood House

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Located in Eagle Point, Oregon at 12988 Hwy 62, you may have passed this rustic beauty which is an attraction for Historians, photographers and artists. The home is circa 1870, homesteader was a wounded Civil War veteran Marvin Sylvester Wood, discharged as a corporal from the United States Army in 1864. Marvin along with his brother Dennis Wood came to …

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When your summer fun involves swimming, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Consider these safety tips: Never swim alone. Always have a buddy—or, ideally,   a lifeguard at a designated swim area—and maintain constant supervision of a swimmer. Follow rules of swimming areas. • Never leave a child unattended near water. • Make sure everyone in your family learns to swim well. Swim lessons. Wearing a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket can help …

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Fires move fast…Are you prepared?

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Summer is hot and conditions are prime for more wildfires.  Whether you live in town or in the country, preparing for a fire is prudent. Talk with your family about fire safety at home and on vacation. All fires start small—a candle, a cigarette, a campfire, a firework.  Think through your actions and be aware of the conditions around you …

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Bear Creek Salmon Festival

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Bear Creek Salmon Festival    Happens in October in Ashland , Oregon. Bring the whole family to North Mountain Park in Ashland for this free event featuring interactive exhibits, kids activities, live animals, salmon and watershed education, Native American demonstrations, fly-casting, storytelling, live music, and the opportunity to spend the day outside exploring beautiful North Mountain Park. The Sultan’s Delight food …

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4th of JULY CELEBRATIONS

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   Southern Oregon has several 4th of July Celebrations. Bring your family for Fun Runs, Parades, festivities, street fairs, entertainment and fireworks. Have a safe and fun day! 4th of July Run in Ashland, Oregon.                                start at 7:45 am.  Adults, children and families are welcome. …

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Park & Play: Providing Free Summertime Fun!

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Looking for free children’s activities to kick those the summertime blues? The Park & Play program provides free activities, sports, crafts and bounce houses guaranteed to deliver a positive and enjoyable experience for your kids. The Park & Play crew brings a mobile recreation vehicle and leads children in fun, engaging outdoor activities aimed to increase activity, creativity, and build …

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Free Summer Meals Program for Kids & Teens

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Summer Meals -Nourishing Oregon’s Kids. There are over 800 summer meal sites in Oregon with free meals for kids and teens ages 1-18.    Summer meal programs may serve a combination of lunch, breakfast, supper and morning or afternoon snacks. Some programs also offer learning activities for kids before or after meals.      Click on  the map below to …

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The Family Connection

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Great parenting doesn’t happen in isolation. The Family Connection provides a regional parenting hub where parents can come together, learn effective parenting skills from certified parenting educators, be introduced to community resources and find support from other parents. Parenting is hard work! As Southern Oregon’s Parenting Hub, The Family Connection and The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) were founded to …

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Storytelling Guild’s Children’s Festival in Jacksonville

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The Storytelling Guild presents Annual Children’s Festival every July  at the beautiful Britt Gardens in Jacksonville, Oregon. For many years, the festival has provided fun-filled summer days of affordable entertainment for the entire family! The first Children’s Festival was in 1967 and began as a small storytelling program, billed as: “A Child’s Fun ‘N Fantasy Afternoon” and was held under …