Out & About: Mother’s Day Events

Art in BloomOut & About

It’s a Mother’s Day weekend tradition that’s blossomed into an event for the whole family.

Medford’s Art in Bloom will take over the blocks surrounding the Vogel Plaza. The 14th annual event includes 2 entertainment stages, 90 art and horticulture vendors.

Kids can create a free gift for mom, and the whole family can check out Annie the Clown’s fun town, Nature Joe’s Animal Exhibit. Moms can also get a pamper treatment.

Art in Bloom runs Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Medford.

Hanley Heritage Plant Sale

Head to the Hanley Farm to get your fill of heritage plants.

Look for the starts from the Family Nurturing Center and heritage plants from Hanley Farm, or gifts for mom from the selection at the Hanley mercantile.

This annual event takes place both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic site outside of Jacksonville.

Jacksonville History Saturday

Visitors, residents, historians, and the generally curious can learn about the many children’s graves in Jacksonville’s Pioneer Cemetery. Go behind the counter of the second oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest, a rare opportunity, and see the evolution of Victorian architecture. The events begin at 10:00 on Saturday.

Vintage Faire

Take a trip back in time to the way things used to be this weekend at the Butte Creek Mill.

Wood carvings, blacksmiths, quilters, artists, classic and antique cars and steam engines are all at the Vintage Faire.

The event for all ages is free and features five bands on three stages. You can even sample the delicacies created during the Dutch oven cook off. The 7th annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Singler Basketball Tournament

Former South Medford Basketball stars Kyle and EJ Singler are back in town for the Annual Singler Southern Oregon Open.

The basketball tournament, now in its eighth season, features almost 200 teams from around the West Coast playing at eight different locations in the Rogue Valley. The first game tips off 8:15 Saturday morning.

Kyle started the tournament as his senior project for South Medford and the brothers have kept it going as they went through college and professional hoops.