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The 8th annual Kids Dash is June 8th, 2019 at the Grants Pass High School track. Gate opens st 8AM. Entry fee is $10/child. The Kids Dash was founded by Dr. Nate Tanner. It has been a KidZone Community Foundation event since 2014. The Kids Dash includes runs for children ages two through middle school as well as relay races …

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Providing Beds for Children in Need


Sleep in Heavenly Peace began in Twin Falls, Idaho in 2012 when a group of people built a bunk bed as a service project. After building a second bunk bed with the leftover lumber, they offered it for free on Facebook with an overwhelming response. They soon realized that the need is out there for beds for children – the …

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Pear Blossom Festival

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Every year in Medford, Oregon the Rogue Valley Celebrates with the Annual Pear Blossom Festival. Beginning at the end of March with Pageants, followed by Golf Tournament, Fun Runs, Bike Rides, Food Events and more! The Parade and Street Fair are held in downtown Medford. There is fun for all ages! A must do event if you are visiting the …

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The 4-H Experience

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4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4-H …

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Kids Sukkot Discovery Lab Coming to Southern Oregon!

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On Thursday, September 27th, Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Oregon will be hosting its first ever Sukkot Discovery Lab just for kids, part of their newly launched Ckids STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, math) programming. Blending hands-on, STEM-based experiments and creations with the how’s and why’s of the ancient Jewish hut in the desert, the Sukkot Discovery Lab will launch …

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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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Free Summer Meals Program for Kids & Teens

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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.                        …

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Free BrittKids Koncerts: Cultivating the Next Generation of Artist

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Britt Festival has always made a commitment to include a family-friendly orchestra performance in programming choices, nevertheless, it has been a while since any programs were offered specifically for the musical cultivation of young children. When Kay Hilton was appointed to direct Britt’s education and engagement programs in 2015, she decided to commission two free performances for children in Britt’s …

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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 …