Tour or fly vintage World War II airplanes in Aurora, Oregon, this weekend

Featured image: B-24 cockpit (photo courtesy Creative Commons) Get a close-up look at vintage World War II aircraft this weekend at the 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour's stop at the Aurora State Airport in Aurora, Oregon. The B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell bombers and full dual control P-51 Mustang are featured on this … Continue reading Tour or fly vintage World War II airplanes in Aurora, Oregon, this weekend

Arrr, matey! Last-call tickets still available for The Pirate Bar Crawl in Boston June 16

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons Want to hang out with a bunch of pirates on the high seas and land on a summer day in Boston? Now's your chance at the 10th annual Pirate Bar Crawl Saturday, June 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Grab a last-call ticket from Eventbrite and join the hijinks … Continue reading Arrr, matey! Last-call tickets still available for The Pirate Bar Crawl in Boston June 16

Soular Jazz Festival combines live music and clean energy in Northborough, MA, June 16

Discover clean energy innovations for the public in a jazz festival setting at the Soular Jazz Festival in Northborough, Massachusetts, on Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy live music from six talented jazz bands, learn about clean energy, and enjoy delicious food in a family-friendly atmosphere. The bands scheduled to perform … Continue reading Soular Jazz Festival combines live music and clean energy in Northborough, MA, June 16

Aberdeen Museum of History destroyed by fire, but good news is coming soon

Featured image: Inside the Aberdeen Museum of History in Aberdeen, Washington, before the fire on June 9, 2018 (photo credit: graysharbormuseums.org) Nirvana fans, history lovers, and the community are mourning the loss of the historical Armory Building in the small coastal town of Aberdeen, Washington. Flames shooting 20 to 30 feet high raced through the … Continue reading Aberdeen Museum of History destroyed by fire, but good news is coming soon

Some trails damaged by the Eagle Creek Fire reopen

Featured image: Trees in the Columbia River Gorge near Cape Horn (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon, reported yesterday that 16 trails damaged by the massive Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia Gorge last fall are now open for hiking. Several trails are still closed until further notice. The Eagle Creek … Continue reading Some trails damaged by the Eagle Creek Fire reopen

Southwest Washington Wind Symphony celebrates spring in free concert

Featured image from Creative Commons Enjoy a lively mix of dance, folk, and rodeo music Sunday, May 20, at The Southwest Washington Wind Symphony's Spring Celebration concert. The program includes: Hoedown from the ballet, Rodeo,┬áscored by Aaron Copland Irish Tune from County Derry,┬áby Percy Grainger Slava, by composer Leonard Bernstein The Southwest Washington Wind Symphony, … Continue reading Southwest Washington Wind Symphony celebrates spring in free concert

Munch on dandelions at this Dandelion Festival in New Hampshire

Featured image from the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth Village, New Hampshire Dandelions are misunderstood. When they pop up on our lawns without our invitation, we consider them a weed. But there are many ways to enjoy dandelions, and today, May 19, you can experience these at the Dandelion Festival at the Remick … Continue reading Munch on dandelions at this Dandelion Festival in New Hampshire

Moms get half-price admission at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium May 12

Featured image: A red wolf at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) In celebration of Mother's Day, the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma is offering half-price general admission to moms from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. These tickets are available at the gate. … Continue reading Moms get half-price admission at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium May 12

Tour the newest ship in the U.S. Navy fleet in Portland this week

Featured image: USS Portland (image credit: Ingalls Shipbuilding) The USS Portland, the newest ship in the Navy fleet, arrived at Terminal 2 in Portland last weekend. It's an impressive vessel with a length of 684 feet and beam of 105 feet (see more specs). The Portland is the third ship to be named after the … Continue reading Tour the newest ship in the U.S. Navy fleet in Portland this week