Stream Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s O! programs

Image by jhenning from Pixabay The Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland cancelled its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it's uncertain whether it can resume in 2021 yet. Instead, it's providing a rich library of programs on its O! channel. Listen to audio recordings from Shakespeare stage performances in the 1950s, watch original … Continue reading Stream Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s O! programs

Relive the Newport Jazz Festival with a three-part NPR special

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet at a previous Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2020 Newport Jazz Festival didn't happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, concerts and other highlights from past festivals were streamed and broadcast from websites and radio stations. During that time, National Public Radio (NPR) hosted … Continue reading Relive the Newport Jazz Festival with a three-part NPR special

Get outside with Go Play, Vancouver!

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation (Washington) is hosting a new event called Go Play, Vancouver! The event encourages residents and non-residents to go outside safely during the coronavirus pandemic to get exercise and enjoy nature in the city's parks, historic sites, … Continue reading Get outside with Go Play, Vancouver!

Take seven virtual tree tours at Lakewold Gardens

Lakewold Gardens in University Place, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Learn about some of the trees in the Lakewold Gardens in University Place, Washington, south of Tacoma, in a series of virtual tours. John Wilcox, a long-time volunteer at the gardens, leads these seven tours. Each tour features a different tree. The seven videos are … Continue reading Take seven virtual tree tours at Lakewold Gardens

Warm body and soul, win prizes at a soup walk in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood January 27-31

Warm up with some soup-er soups at the Fremont Soupocalypse in Seattle from Wednesday, January 27, through Sunday, January 31. Pick up a passport at one of the participating restaurants in the Fremont neighborhood, collect four or more stamps, and win a prize basket. Prizes include a certificate for a free tasting for two at … Continue reading Warm body and soul, win prizes at a soup walk in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood January 27-31

Go on a whale watch at home with the New England Aquarium

A humpback whale diving in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary east of Boston (photo by Cheryl Landes) Take ride on the Aurora with Boston Harbor Cruises and Laura Howes, the head naturalist at the New England Aquarium in Boston, to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary east of Boston. The sanctuary was created in … Continue reading Go on a whale watch at home with the New England Aquarium