Out & About: August 9, 2012

The “Movies In The Park” series is kicking off football season on Saturday night with the grid-iron classic “Rudy”. Based on true events, “Rudy” is the story of a young man who lets nothing stand in his way of playing for the legendary Notre Dame football team. “Rudy” hits the big screen at Medford’s Bear Creek Park on Saturday night at 7pm.

There’s trouble in River City as the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon brings Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” to the Craterian Stage. When fast-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in the quaint Iowa town, his plan is to fill his pockets with cash with promises of organizing a boys band, but there’s something about lovely librarian Marian Paroo and her shy little brother that make River City the last stop for the slick salesman. The cast features approximately sixty local teenagers. Performances are Thursday and Friday night at 7:30 and Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. Contact the Craterian Box Office for ticket information.

ScienceWorks hands-on museum in Ashland is revving up for their third annual Extreme Hot Wheels weekend. The event features two days of “kid-directed” play on Saturday and Sunday. Dream up your perfect hot-wheels track and let the ScienceWorks staff help create it. Also on display on Saturday, from 10 to 4: classic cars, rat rods and street rods. Regular admission rates apply.

On Sunday, chug out to the Medford Railroad Park. In addition to the popular train rides, the park features displays of scale model railroad layouts and full-size train equipment. The park is located on Berrydale Avenue off Table Rock Road and operates on the second and fourth Sundays of the month between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from April through October. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.