Learn felting or expand your skills at three workshops in Vancouver, WA in February

Featured image: Petal the Piglet, one of the felting projects to be completed at the three workshops taught by artist Juneko Martinson in Vancouver, Washington, in February 2018 (photo by Juneko Martinson) My first experience with felting was during a visit to an alpaca farm on Block Island, in Rhode Island, four years ago. For … Continue reading Learn felting or expand your skills at three workshops in Vancouver, WA in February

Stream this rare all-in-one event on January 31: A supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse

Featured image: During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks sunlight from the moon, casting a blood-like glow on the moon's surface. (photo credit: NASA) Tomorrow, January 31, we're in for a rare celestial treat: a super blue blood moon. That's when a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse coincide. A total lunar eclipse … Continue reading Stream this rare all-in-one event on January 31: A supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse

See the rare super blue blood moon from Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles January 31

Featured image: Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California (photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Griffith Observatory is opening the grounds tomorrow morning, January 31, for a rare celestial treat: a super blue blood moon. That's when a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse coincide. The last super blue blood moon was December 30, 1982, and the … Continue reading See the rare super blue blood moon from Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles January 31

Wine and Chocolate – My Way fundraiser at Tacoma Musical Playhouse February 11

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons Treat yourself to locally crafted chocolate port and sparkling and red wines paired with decadent chocolates at the Wine and Chocolate – My Way fundraiser at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Avenue, on Sunday, February 11, 4:30 p.m. Also enjoy the music of grand concert pedal harpist Twyla Eddins. The … Continue reading Wine and Chocolate – My Way fundraiser at Tacoma Musical Playhouse February 11

Treat your sweetie and yourself to hot chocolate and mini churros at Boston’s Taza Chocolate Bar on Valentine’s Day

Featured photo credit: Taza Chocolate If you're in Boston on Valentine's Day, February 14, indulge in dessert at the Taza Chocolate Bar at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street. From 4 to 7:30 p.m., grab two hot chocolates and mini churros for $14 to share with a special sweet someone.   Alex Whitmore and … Continue reading Treat your sweetie and yourself to hot chocolate and mini churros at Boston’s Taza Chocolate Bar on Valentine’s Day

From cardboard sleds to tug-of-war, the Greenfield Winter Carnival in western MA has something for everyone February 2-4

Featured image credit: Greenfield Winter Carnival in Greenfield, Massachusetts The Greenfield Winter Carnival probably is among the longest running winter events in New England, but the 2018 festivities from Friday-Sunday, February 2-4, are more varied and lively than ever. The 96th annual carnival starts Friday, February 2, with live ice carvings in downtown Greenfield, Masssachusetts. … Continue reading From cardboard sleds to tug-of-war, the Greenfield Winter Carnival in western MA has something for everyone February 2-4

New trackers at Explore Fairbanks website show real-time northern lights forecasts, daylight hours

Featured image: The aurora borealis brightens the night sky near Fairbanks, Alaska (photo by Amy Johnson Photography) Fairbanks, Alaska, is a popular place to chase the northern lights from August through April because of its position under the Auroral Oval, a band under the North and South Poles where aurora activity is concentrated. Now, you … Continue reading New trackers at Explore Fairbanks website show real-time northern lights forecasts, daylight hours

Broomball, bonfires among a full day of winter festival fun in Newport, VT, February 3

Featured image: A broomball game from a previous Newport Winter Festival in Newport, Vermont (photo credit: Newport Parks & Recreation) Newport, Vermont, is at the southern edge of beautiful freshwater glacial Lake Memphremagog, which stretches 32 miles to Magog, Québec. In the winter, the lake turns into a natural rink with ice often freezing as … Continue reading Broomball, bonfires among a full day of winter festival fun in Newport, VT, February 3

Heavy snow closes road to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Featured image: Sarah Crosier of the National Park Service took this picture of 14-foot snow drifts near the Hurricane Ridge visitor center on Friday, January 26. The Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, Washington, reported that the National Park Service closed the road to Hurricane Ridge at the Heart O' the Hills entrance to Olympic … Continue reading Heavy snow closes road to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Free one-way shuttle along Methow Community Trail in January and February

Featured image credit: Methow Trails Cross-country skiers who want to take a one-way journey along the Methow Community Trail from Winthrop to Mazama, Washington, can catch the free Methow Trails shuttle each Saturday from January 6 to February 24. Here are the stops and times along the trail. Winthrop Town Trailhead, 10:00 a.m. Brown's Farm … Continue reading Free one-way shuttle along Methow Community Trail in January and February