The nation’s longest running free jazz concert series underway in Hartford

Featured image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Monday Night Jazz, the nation’s longest-running free jazz concert series produced by the Hartford Jazz Society, began July 8 at the Thomas D. Harris IV Pavilion Bushnell Park. The 2019 series marks the 52nd consecutive season. Opening acts start at 6 p.m., and the headliners start at 7:30 … Continue reading The nation’s longest running free jazz concert series underway in Hartford

100 films by 50 filmmakers featured at Maine International Film Festival in Waterville

For 10 days in July, watch the premieres of 100 independent and international films at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. Get glimpses of how some of these films were made at talks from directors, producers, writers, and musicians. Also attend art exhibitions, community workshops, and live performances. The 2019 festival runs July 21-21. … Continue reading 100 films by 50 filmmakers featured at Maine International Film Festival in Waterville

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in Boston, followed by Asheville, NC

Downton Abbey fans, immerse yourself in this popular PBS series like you never have before at a new exhibition underway in Boston. Learn more about favorite characters, costumes, and locations and historic events of the post-Edwardian England era. Watch never-before-seen footage from the show. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition leads you on a journey through the … Continue reading Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in Boston, followed by Asheville, NC

Moonlight Movie in the Park first Saturday of August in University Place, WA

Pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and take the family to Cirque Park in University, Place, Washington, for the annual Moonlight Movie in the Park. This year's movie is The Lego Movie, the Second Part. Watch the official trailer. The movie starts at dusk. Admission is free. Cirque Park is located at 7250 Cirque … Continue reading Moonlight Movie in the Park first Saturday of August in University Place, WA

Ticket sales for Shawnee Hills Wine Trail’s Midsummer Picnic Pairings end July 28

Featured image credit: Shawnee Hills Wine Trail All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have created a delicious weekend of wine and food pairings perfect for picnics Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4. Enjoy a scenic drive along the wine trail while enhancing your appreciation and enjoyment of some of southern Illinois' award-winning red, white, and … Continue reading Ticket sales for Shawnee Hills Wine Trail’s Midsummer Picnic Pairings end July 28

Hawaii meets Mount Hood at this summer luau on July 13

Featured image: Mount Hood (photo by Cheryl Landes) Come to the Paradise Sun Deck at Mount Hood Meadows for a fun-filled evening on Saturday, July 13. Try the Kona Beer pairings with Hawaiian food. Take a guided hike and a scenic chair ride, play games on the deck. Also enjoy live entertainment from Francis Doo, … Continue reading Hawaii meets Mount Hood at this summer luau on July 13

Fall in love with the Willamette River at The Big Float in Portland

Featured image: A view of the Willamette River from the downtown Portland Waterfront with the blue glass spires of the Oregon Convention Center in the background (photo by Cheryl Landes) Saturday, July 13, marks the ninth year of a gigantic celebration of the Willamette River. It's called The Big Float. Grab your inner tube or … Continue reading Fall in love with the Willamette River at The Big Float in Portland

Celebrate lavender and art this weekend in Newberg, OR

Featured image by Cheryl Landes On the second weekend in July, the distinctive, pleasant aroma of lavender fills the air inside the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon, during the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival. It's the only event I'm aware of where you can find food, beverages, and other products made from lavender alongside a … Continue reading Celebrate lavender and art this weekend in Newberg, OR

Rose Cup Races this weekend at Portland International Raceway

Featured image credit: Rose Cup Races Watch some of the best racing from the Pirelli GT4 America and TC America series, along with top amateur drivers at the 59th annual Rose Cup Races Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, at the Portland International Raceway. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. each day, and the action starts at 8:30. … Continue reading Rose Cup Races this weekend at Portland International Raceway

Treat your senses to the Lavender Harvest Days in Selah, WA

Featured image: Lavender bouquets from the Selah Ridge Lavender Farm near Selah, Washington (photo credit: Selah Ridge Lavender Farm) Photos below by Cheryl Landes The Lavender Harvest Days at Selah Ridge Lavender Farm is a feast for all senses. The pleasant, relaxing aroma of lavender fills the air. Walk through the rows of lavender in … Continue reading Treat your senses to the Lavender Harvest Days in Selah, WA