Local New Year’s Eve Events

newyearseveMEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon is ringing in the New Year. There are plenty of events across the Rogue Valley for both young and old.

Scienceworks is hosting a “Noon Year’s Eve” if you don’t want to stay up past bedtime. There will be a countdown and balloon drop at noon, plus: dancing and live music.

Also – Roller Odyssey in Medford has a family friendly night planned. The “Big Skate Party” goes from 9 p.m. until just after midnight.

The Grants Pass Boys and Girls Club is hosting a Sober New Year’s Eve Celebration. Doors open at noon with a potluck at 5 p.m. The event features arts and crafts, drumming and dancing, gifts and a piñata.

Another family friendly event is being held at the Havurah Shir Hadash in Ashland. The New Year’s Multi-Generational Dance Party starts at 8:30 p.m. and features live music from the band Jerry Attrick and the Pacemakers.

The Josephine County Library is hosting an “Under the Sea Adventure Ball” to benefit local libraries. For 75 dollars you can enjoy appetizers, desserts and a silent auction for grand prizes.

There will also be a photo booth and champagne served at midnight. If you’re looking for a costume party, the Bootleggers Ball at the Ashland Armory is 1920’s themed with jazz music. You must be 21 and over to attend, tickets are 35 dollars at the door.

The 22nd Annual Bullmania New Year’s Event is happening in Klamath Falls; you can see 30 bull riders and 16 bronco riders for 20 dollars.

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  1. Suzanne says:

    I have not walked in two years because of a careless dog owner who let his pit bull off his lead outside my apartment building. Were there leash laws at least I could have sued someone for medical bills. I now struggle to pay my medical bills, had not worked enough in the past ten years to get disability and pretty much am on my own. Please at least enact tough leash laws. I am afraid to go out! If you have a small child, be careful!

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