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Out & About: Mother’s Day Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. — This Sunday is Mother’s Day and that means that downtown Medford is coming alive with color and sound. It’s the 13th annual Art-in-Bloom Festival, an event that has become a Mother’s Day tradition.

The event features live entertainment, food, beer and wine tasting, children’s activities and, of course a colorful array of art and flowers. New this year-ladies local, where moms and ladies young and old can be pampered by local spas and vendors.

Also new is summer fun street, for families looking for information on activities for kids during the summer month. The Art-in-Bloom Festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout downtown Medford.

You don’t have to take mom to New York to treat her to a night on Broadway. The Randall Theatre of Medford is offering a Mother’s Day Special for the Sunday afternoon performance of its current show, “An Evening on Broadway”.

Reserved seating is only $12 for the Mother’s Day Show. Plus, all ladies in attendance on that afternoon will receive a solar dancing flower as a free gift.

“An Evening on Broadway” is a world premier musical featuring the show-stopping tunes of Stephen Sondheim. Contact the Randall Theatre for ticket information.

If you like food and music served up with a taste of the old west, then it’s time to mosey on out to the Butte Creek Mill in Eagle Point. This Saturday, you take a trip back in time at the 6th annual Vintage Faire.

The event features food and fun fit for all ages including western re-enactments and grub served up by Rogue Valley Dutch Oven Cookers. Look for live music, classic cars and demonstrations of wood-carving, quilting and blacksmithing.

Park for free at Eagle Point High School and take the trolley to the event grounds. Admission is also free for all.

Kids and trains just seem to go together and there’s no place where that’s more true than at the Medford Railroad Park. The park features full size train cars for exploring and plenty of opportunities to get “all-aboard” and ride through the landscape with the Southern Oregon steamers.

You can also send a message with the working telegraph system. The Medford Railroad Park is open on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is free but donations are always welcome!

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  1. Tonya Hardman-Ruff says:

    Awwww Happy Mommies Day…my homie Kyle Singler is back in town!
    I hope we get a chance to get together while he’s here. I haven’t talked to him in awhile and we have some catching up to do!
    Love you Doll!

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