Festival of Lighted Boats celebrates Christmas on the Columbia River in Kalama

Featured image: Boats from a previous Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River in Kalama, Washington (photo credit: Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River) Come to Kalama to watch the Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River with the Grinch and the Whos on Saturday, December 14. Get a photo taken … Continue reading Festival of Lighted Boats celebrates Christmas on the Columbia River in Kalama

Party with Santa and his reindeer in Uptown Village in Vancouver, WA

Featured image from a previous Uptown Village Reindeer Block Party in Vancouver, Washington (photo credit: Uptown Village Association) On a Sunday afternoon in December, two blocks of Main Street in Vancouver's Uptown Village close to vehicles for a grand celebration at the annual Reindeer Block Party. Come for a stroll. Pose with Santa for a … Continue reading Party with Santa and his reindeer in Uptown Village in Vancouver, WA

Wear your ugly Christmas sweater for drink specials at this Uptown Village pub crawl in Vancouver, WA

Featured image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay Deck out in your favorite ugly holiday sweater for a Saturday night of fun, food, and drinks in the Uptown Village neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington. Show up at a participating business in your ugly sweater and enjoy drink specials and other surprises. You might even receive a prize … Continue reading Wear your ugly Christmas sweater for drink specials at this Uptown Village pub crawl in Vancouver, WA

Love fermented food? Then check out this festival in Boston today

Celebrate all things fermented at the sixth annual Boston Fermentation Festival at the Boston Public Market today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Listen to talks from farmers, authors, and food historians about the science, process, and popularity of fermentation. Sample pickles, kimchi, kombucha, sour beer, and other fermented treats from local and regional artisans … Continue reading Love fermented food? Then check out this festival in Boston today

Animal shelter in Maine urgently needs cat adopters

Featured image credit: Humane Society Waterville Area, Waterville, Maine It has been a slow summer for cat adoptions at the Humane Society Waterville Area at 100 Webb Road in Waterville, Maine. At the same time, the number of cats has increased because of intakes from several hoarding situations. The shelter has more than 200 cats … Continue reading Animal shelter in Maine urgently needs cat adopters

Summer Taste of Hartford extended to Sunday, August 4

According to an email I received today from the Hartford Courant, the 2019 Summer Taste of Hartford has been extended until Sunday, August 4. Originally the event was scheduled to end today. Although the email stated that the date was extended, the website has not been updated yet. Here is a screenshot of the announcement … Continue reading Summer Taste of Hartford extended to Sunday, August 4

Balloons Over Bend in Central Oregon this weekend

Get up early this weekend to watch colorful hot air balloons rise over the Central Oregon high desert as the sun rises. End your day enjoying the beautiful night glow from these balloons. The balloons launch at sunrise Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, from RE Jewell Elementary School at 20550 Murphy Road in Bend, Oregon. The night … Continue reading Balloons Over Bend in Central Oregon this weekend

A new chalk art festival is coming to Beaverton, OR

Updated August 10, 2019 Photos by Cheryl Landes The La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival is a new immersive open-air festival featuring large-scale street painting, live music, hands-on activities, and arts vendors. It's coming to Beaverton, Oregon, on Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. Throughout … Continue reading A new chalk art festival is coming to Beaverton, OR

32nd Annual Oregon Brewers Festival features more than 100 in-state varieties

Discover your new favorite beers and ciders among 101 products from 93 breweries and eight cider houses in 34 cities around the state at the 32nd Annual Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. This is the first year since the festival started in 1988 that 100% of the products are … Continue reading 32nd Annual Oregon Brewers Festival features more than 100 in-state varieties