2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration

The 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Astoria, Oregon, will be a combination of virtual and drive-by events due to the ongoing safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is scheduled Friday-Sunday, June 18-20. Events listed on the festival's website as of today include: Coronation of the queen on Friday, June 18Flag raising on … Continue reading 2021 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival a virtual, drive-by celebration

Cook delicious meals virtually with two professional chefs on April 24

Unleash the foodie within you on Saturday, April 24, at a virtual event where you can cook with two professional chefs and support the American Liver Foundation. At Cuisine for a Cause, you'll follow step-by-step insructions from these two top chefs to prepare two different recipes: Chef Gordon Maybury from the JW Marriott Miami Tumberry … Continue reading Cook delicious meals virtually with two professional chefs on April 24

Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

A series of free lunchtime and evening performances celebrate National Dance Week in Eugene, Oregon, from Monday-Friday, April 19-23. The lunchtime performances are scheduled daily at 11:30 a.m.-noon in Kesey Square, 10 East Broadway. On Friday, April 23, Downtown Dances features performance in alleys, on street corners, and in plazas throughout downtown Eugene from 5 … Continue reading Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

More locations added for the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru

Life-size dinosaurs on display at the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes The Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru finished its run in Portland and Canby, Oregon and is now moving to a few locations in California. The drive-through event features more than 60 life-size dinosaurs that move, walk, … Continue reading More locations added for the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru

Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

Image by geralt, courtesy Pixabay National Dance Week is April 16-25. To celebrate, the Eugene Ballet is hosting a free dance class on Tuesday, April 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. Lyn Burg teaches this intermediate level class that blends several dance styles: jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, salsa, lyrical, Irish African, Indian, Reggaeton, funk, … Continue reading Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

A scene at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The upper garden at the Leach Botanical Garden has reopened for visitors with limitations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Timed tickets must be purchased online.Masks must be worn in the garden.Keep a six-foot distance from people who are not in … Continue reading The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

Support Camas restaurants by taking the Trails to Tables Challenge May 1-June 30

Southwestern Washingtonians and visitors: Get outdoors this summer and you might win a prize! From May 1 until June 30, the Downtown Camas Association is hosting the Trails to Tables to Challenge. Here's how it works: On May 1, download your Trails to Tables passport here.Hike five trails and eat at five different downtown Camas … Continue reading Support Camas restaurants by taking the Trails to Tables Challenge May 1-June 30

New Third Thursday event starts tonight in downtown Camas

Image by Bonifacio Cambongga from Pixabay Third Thursday kicks off tonight in downtown Camas, Washington. These monthly events are similar to the First Fridays here, except with "more of a 'grown up' vibe," according to the Downtown Camas Association. After-hours shopping, dining, and sipping are among the highlights. Special activities and menus will be featured … Continue reading New Third Thursday event starts tonight in downtown Camas

Whistle Stop Tour video series from the Washington State Historical Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Photo by Cheryl Landes In August 2020, 100 years after women permanently won the right to vote in the U.S., the Washington State Histoical Society hosted a video series called the Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour. The videos are based on the real-life "Suffrage Special" train that carried Washington State and national suffragists across the … Continue reading Whistle Stop Tour video series from the Washington State Historical Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement