Waterville Creates! offering virtual art classes for adults and kids

Photo credit: Common Street Arts, a program of Waterville Creates! in Waterville, Maine Are you interested in learning how to draw? Or do you want to brush up on your drawing skills? If you have kids, do they love to draw? Common Street Arts, a program of Waterville Creates! in Waterville, Maine, is hosting two … Continue reading Waterville Creates! offering virtual art classes for adults and kids

Civic Orchestra of Chicago celebrates its 100th anniversary with a free virtual concert tonight

Join the Civic Orchestra of Chicago tonight as it celebrates its 100th anniversary with a free virtual concert featuring an excerpt of the fourth movement of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Sixty musicians from the Civic Orchestra recorded their parts remotely this week, and these were compiled into a virtual symphony performance. The concert also includes the … Continue reading Civic Orchestra of Chicago celebrates its 100th anniversary with a free virtual concert tonight

The Grocery Cocktail & Social hosts virtual happy hour tonight

Shelter-in-place rules and non-essential business closures during the COVID-19 pandemic have hit many small businesses hard. To survive, some have found creative ways to generate revenue and promote themselves for better times ahead. And, as one local business in my hometown reminds us, we need to make time to connect—even if it's through a screen. … Continue reading The Grocery Cocktail & Social hosts virtual happy hour tonight

Today is The Great American Takeout Day

Support your local restaurants in this tough time by ordering takeout or delivery today. When you receive your order, remember to make a picture or video and share it on social media with the hashtag, #thegreatamericantakeout. Learn more about The Great American Takeout Day here: Restaurants ask consumers to join #TheGreatAmericanTakeout amid coronavirus fallout Photo … Continue reading Today is The Great American Takeout Day

Spring Vancouver Brewfest cancelled over coronavirus concerns

Photo by Cheryl Landes Organizers of the Vancouver Brewfest posted an announcement on the event's website that the spring festival in Vancouver, Washington, has been cancelled because of concerns over the coronavirus. New cases were reported in Washington, Oregon, and California yesterday. Health officials in Washington reported today that one person has died, which marks … Continue reading Spring Vancouver Brewfest cancelled over coronavirus concerns

Tonight, celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras parade in Portland

That headline is not a misprint! Portland has a grand Mardi Gras celebration every year, hosted by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus. The celebration kicks off with a ball the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, followed by a free parade on the night of Fat Tuesday. The parade starts tonight at 7 p.m. at the corner … Continue reading Tonight, celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras parade in Portland

Celebrate chickens at a parade in Edison, Washington

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Skagit Valley is famous for its tulips and daffodils. It's also a favorite place for birdwatchers to flock to see hundreds of eagles and snow geese during the winter migration. But there's a domestic bird that the citizens of Edison love—the chicken. They're so proud of this bird that they … Continue reading Celebrate chickens at a parade in Edison, Washington

Looking for places to go in 2020? Here are 52 suggestions.

Two Dog Flats at Glacier National Park, Montana (photo by Cheryl Landes) A new year and decade are in full swing. Is travel on your list? If you're looking for recommendations, the New York Times compiled a list of 52 destinations to visit this year: Washington, DC British Virgin Islands Rurrenabaque, Bolivia Greenland Kimberley Region, … Continue reading Looking for places to go in 2020? Here are 52 suggestions.

Race for Warmth helps low-income families in Clark County pay electric bills

Featured image from a previous Race for Warmth in Vancouver, Washington (photo credit: Clark Public Utilities) Run or walk on Sunday, January 26, to help Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities program funded entirely by customers to help Clark County's low-income families in crisis situations pay their electric bills. All money from event registrations … Continue reading Race for Warmth helps low-income families in Clark County pay electric bills