Women’s history revealed through undergarments in Auburn, WA

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons For centuries, women have managed to keep up with fashion and keep themselves in place—physically and culturally. Now a special exhibit at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, Washington, shows how they did it. "Suffer for Beauty: Women's History Revealed through Undergarments" explores the changing perceptions of feminine beauty … Continue reading Women’s history revealed through undergarments in Auburn, WA

FisherPoets Gathering comes to Astoria for 20th year February 23-25

Featured image: Drag gear (photo credit: FisherPoets Gathering, Astoria, Oregon) Hear more than 100 poets, storytellers, and songwriters from the West and East Coast fishing communities at the 20th annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, this weekend. You'll find them in Astoria’s pubs, restaurants, and galleries, where they read for each other and hundreds of … Continue reading FisherPoets Gathering comes to Astoria for 20th year February 23-25

“Are You a Good Weed or Bad Weed?” next Young Master Gardeners session March 14 in Grants Pass, OR

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons Every month from September through May, the Grants Pass branch of the Josephine Community Libraries host the Young Master Gardeners series. Kids learn about plants, gardening, and biology with fun hands-on activities. Josephine County Master Gardeners certified through Oregon State University lead these sessions. The next session, "Are You a … Continue reading “Are You a Good Weed or Bad Weed?” next Young Master Gardeners session March 14 in Grants Pass, OR

Rock out at the Oregon Agate and Mineral Show in Portland February 23-25

Featured image: Cross-section of an agate (photo courtesy Creative Commons) Explore than 30 exhibits of cut, shaped, and polished rocks that include agate, jasper, and obsidian from the Pacific Northwest at the 67th annual Oregon Agate and Mineral Show Friday-Sunday, February 23-25, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The show is sponsored by the Oregon Agate and Mineral … Continue reading Rock out at the Oregon Agate and Mineral Show in Portland February 23-25

Parke County Maple Fair marks end of winter, when the sap starts flowing

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons Winter is nearing the end in Indiana. In Parke County, that means the maple sap is running. Maple syrup producers have already tapped the trees to gather sap for new batches. It's also the time of year when you can meet the producers, sample different grades of maple syrup, enjoy … Continue reading Parke County Maple Fair marks end of winter, when the sap starts flowing

Ride musical lighted seesaws until spring at Boston’s Seaport

Brighten your winter with Impulse, an art installation encouraging urban play on 12 illuminated musical seesaws. You power the seesaws. As you ride, the LED lights and sounds vary in intensity. Impulse returned to the Boston metro area this year and is open until Sunday, April 8. This time, it's downtown at the Seaport Common, … Continue reading Ride musical lighted seesaws until spring at Boston’s Seaport

Watch synchronized skaters compete for U.S. titles in Portland February 22-24

Watch more than 1,600 synchronized skaters from nearly 100 teams compete for a coveted U.S. title Thursday-Saturday, February 22-24, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way in Portland's Rose Quarter. The U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, held annually since 1984, features the top synchronized skating teams in the country at the juvenile, intermediate, novice, … Continue reading Watch synchronized skaters compete for U.S. titles in Portland February 22-24

Artlifting-West Elm’s partnership launch party in Boston on February 17 spotlights homeless, disabled artists

Featured image: A painting from an Artlifting participant finds a home at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (photo credit: Artlifting) Artlifting, a start-up company based in Boston, helps talented homeless and disabled artists sell their works to other businesses like Harvard University, MIT, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Google. Now they've formed a … Continue reading Artlifting-West Elm’s partnership launch party in Boston on February 17 spotlights homeless, disabled artists

Deadline approaching for reserving appraisal appointments at 2018 Antique Appraisal Day in Union, IL

Featured image by Shell Ghostcage, via Creative Commons Do you have some treasures in a closet or the attic that might be of value? Find out their worth at the six annual Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, at the McHenry County Historical Society & Museum, 6422 Main Street … Continue reading Deadline approaching for reserving appraisal appointments at 2018 Antique Appraisal Day in Union, IL

Zemi Beach House on Anguilla celebrates post-hurricane reopening with discounts

Featured image: Zemi Beach House Resort on Anguilla (photo credit: Zemi Beach House Resort) Seeking a warm Caribbean getaway? The Zemi Beach House, a luxury boutique hotel on Anguilla, reopens February 15 after finishing renovations from the rough 2017 hurricane season. They're offering discounts that includes free nights after staying either three or five nights … Continue reading Zemi Beach House on Anguilla celebrates post-hurricane reopening with discounts