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Out & About – Circus

You can support all of Southern Oregon’s Sparrow Clubs at this weekend’s ‘Walk for Sparrows.’ All of the proceeds will go to Southern Oregon Sparrow Clubs.

You can show up anytime to take part in the walk, family-friendly activities, music and raffles. The event is being organized by North Medford High School students with inspiration from that school’s sparrow.

It’s happening Saturday at North Medford High School from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation.

The circus is also coming to town into the weekend. Three rings of everything you love about circus will be here, from animal acts to high flying aerials and, of course, the clowns.

It’s all to benefit the work of shriner’s clubs in Southern Oregon. You can see the circus at the Josephine County Fairgrounds Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The big top moves to the Jackson County Fairgrounds for shows on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Then it will move on to the Klamath Falls Fairgrounds Monday with scheduled shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for kids and $16 for adults.

For the 9th year in a row, Rogue Creamery will be hosting the annual Oregon Cheesemakers Festival.

Visitors can sample cow, sheep and goat cheese from Oregon and Northern California creameries as well as fine Southern Oregon wines, beer, assorted beverages and local artisan gourmet foods.

The Cheesemakers Festival runs Saturday, March 16th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rogue Creamery, 311 N. Front Street in Central Point.

A $15 entry fee includes sampling and demonstrations. An additional $5 wine tasting fee includes a commemorative wine glass etched with the Oregon Cheese Guild logo.

You can fill your shelves with all things old and unique at the spring antiques and collectibles show this weekend at the Medford Armory. Visitors to the show are welcome to browse, ask questions, and talk to the dealers.

The show is being held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4. Proceeds from the show will benefit Jackson County libraries, Medford City Swim Program and Boy Scout Pack 110.

And Friday night in downtown Medford it’s the first annual Metro Medford Free Throw Shooting Championship. Show off your skills for a chance to have your name engraved on the offical trophy.

There’s also a category for younger shooters. It’s all part of the heart of Medford’s third Friday event from 5 p.m.to 8 p.m. in Vogel Plaza.

Several downtown shops will also be open late for shopping and dining. In the Sparta Building, look for a display of art by students from St. Mary’s School and Sarah Orson School.