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Out & About: Film Fest and Airplanes

Out & AboutRadio Controlled Air Show, near White City

A high-flying event is ready to take off to raise money for local kids needing medical care.

This weekend, the Rogue Eagles Radio Control Airplane Club is featuring some of their best pilots and planes for a charity airshow. From fighters and jets to stunt planes and helicopters, the program is an incredible aerial display – all for the benefit of the Children’s Miracle Network.

The two-hour show will take to the skies on both Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. at Agate Skyways. Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the gate. All funds donated will help local kids through the Children’s Miracle Network.

Daedalus Film Festival, Ashland

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Daedalus Project is taking to the big screen for its first ever film festival.

The Daedalus Film Fest is produced in partnership with the Ashland Independent Film Festival and coming attractions theatres. The festival features a slate of five award-winning documentaries about the ongoing global impact of HIV and AIDS.

The films will be shown Friday through Sunday at Ashland’s Varsity Theater. Tickets are ten dollars and available through the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Box Office.

Proceeds benefit “the Daedalus Project”, raising funds to help fight the spread of HIV and AIDS. This year organizers also built a large wing statue, where folded origami wings are being attached.

Those wings were folded by supporters all over the world, and are also being sold to benefit the cause.

Willamette Country Music Festival, Brownsville

Some of the biggest names in country music are performing live this weekend right here in Oregon.

The small community of Brownsville will soon be bursting with country music fans for the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, Cloverdayle, and Darius Rucker are just some of stars that will be lighting up the stage this weekend.

The festival takes place Friday through Sunday, and even though tickets for the event are sold out, many fans are camping out nearby just to soak in the atmosphere.

Thursday night, the band Cloverdayle will be performing at Two Hawks Winery in Medford. That band will then perform at the festival on Saturday.