Out & About: Fire and Ice

Out & AboutThis weekend is hot and cold, with everything from experiments to taking a trip back to the 1940s.

Fire & Ice Weekend at ScienceWorks in Ashland. You can explore what’s hot and what’s not, with hands on activities and demonstrations. Here’s a full schedule:


11am – Cutting the Ice Let’s cut the ice by increasing the pressure! Changing pressure can change the melting point of ice. We’ll use this to cut ice cubes in half without dangerous knives! (Suggested Ages: 5 and up)

2:30pm – Flame Testing Did you know different metals create different colors of fire? Test out our metal salts over our Bunsen burner and see what colors you can find. (Suggested Ages: 8 & up)


11am – Fire Extinguisher One of the main ingredients in combustion, or fire, is oxygen. A great way to put out a fire is removing the oxygen, which we will do with our lab-made chemistry fire extinguishers! (Suggested Ages: 5 and up)

2:30pm – Ice Carving What will you create out of a small block of ice? Come create your own ice carving at the museum! (Suggested Ages: 8 and up)

Science Demos 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 each day:

12:00 Demo: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Watch as we make ice cream in seconds right in front of you! We will make delicious frozen treats by freezing the liquid solutions with Liquid Nitrogen! In the SciTheater. (Suggested Ages: All Ages)

2:00 Demo: Genie in a Bottle Need a few wishes? Watch as we release a genie from a bottle right in front of you! Learn the trick to have cloud of steam released from a bottle. May not contain real genie or grant wishes. In the SciTheater. (Suggested Ages: 8 and up)

4:00 Demo: Liquid Nitrogen Eruption Liquid nitrogen boils when outside of its tank and will expand to nearly 700 times its size! When you seal it in a bottle, something explosive can happen! Watch as we place a sealed bottle of nitrogen in a tank of water, from a safe distance of course. Outside on the lawn. (Suggested Ages: 5 and up)

Rogue Valley on Tap

For the craft beer lover, this weekend you can take a tour of the rogue valley’s breweries.

Indigo Creek’s Brewery Tours start Thursday and run through Sunday. You’ll leave from Ashland and tour four breweries in five hours. You’ll get a chance to meet brewers and taste their beer.

Today’s tour starts at 1:45 p.m., tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday. The tour starts at 1 p.m. admission is $70 per person.

The Old Time Traveling Radio Show at Craterian Theater

This weekend, the theater is taking you back in time.

The Old Time Traveling Radio Show at the Craterian takes us back to the days when variety shows were broadcast ‘live’ to listeners across the country. You’ll meet a group of radio performers, whose bus breaks down in Medford, circa 1940s.

That means great songs, commercials and skits from the ‘40s. You can see the show Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. tickets are $18.

Spotlight on Loretta Lynn at Camelot Theatre

This weekend the attention turns to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century. In the 1960’s and ’70s, Loretta Lynn took Nashville by storm.

Starting Thursday night, you can see her music come to life once again. The preview is Thursday night and show opens Friday and runs through January 19th.

Tickets are $20 tonight and $24 for the rest of its run.

Pray for Snow Party at Mt. Ashland

We are still waiting for snow, so Mt. Ashland says it’s time to summon the snow gods.

The ski area is holding a “Pray for Snow” Party. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks for sale. You’ll also get a chance to shop Mt. Ashland’s retail shop to snag deals with some price tags cut by 40 to 60%!

It’s all happening Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Ashland.