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THE KIDS DASH

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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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RANGER -LED SNOWSHOE WALKS AT CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK

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In an average winter, Crater Lake National Park receives 43 feet of snow! Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive the harsh conditions. Every Saturday and Sunday (and some holidays) Crater Lake National Park offers free guided snowshoe walks. Ranger-led snowshoe walks are a fun way to …

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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 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 …

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U Pick Organic Cherry-picking Days at Valley View Orchard

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June is cherry-picking month in Southern Oregon!  If you don’t have your own cherry trees to pick from, consider heading over to Valley View Orchard at exit 19 in Ashland next season.   This organic Farm also offers U-pick peaches, apricots, grapes and more when in season, so mark your calendars and follow them on Facebook for their Picking Times. …

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Railroad Park Opens for the Season

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City of Medford Railroad Park Opens for the Season Opening day for Medford Railroad Park is Sunday, April 8th, 2018! Dozens of volunteers have been working hard to bring you an even more special park! Ride diesel trains and a motor car, view unique model railroad layouts and the Hogwarts Express, ride Thomas and Percy, tour historical railroad equipment and …

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Geocaching provides hours of free outdoor adventures for the whole family!

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     Geocaching provides hours of free outdoor adventures for the whole family! By Alex and Amanda Smith Geocaching has been around since 2000 and in recent years has expanded into one of the hottest family activities for all ages. Geocaching is a treasure hunt using GPS technology to find real life treasures hidden in plain sight all around the …