A country junk market in Minnesota returns on September 17

Image by Luna-Lucero from Pixabay Spend some time in the country and get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping on Saturday, September 17, at the Pickintoly Country Junk Market in Waltham, Minnesota. The market will feature 25 artisans selling handmade or reclaimed vintage items. Other highlights include a food truck, a coffee bar, and live … Continue reading A country junk market in Minnesota returns on September 17

Get freshly squeezed apple cider August 28 at an orchard in University Place

Photo by Cheryl Landes Pick some apples at the 7.33-acre Curran Apple Orchard from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, and have them squeezed into fresh cider. If you'd prefer not to pick your own apples at the orchard, you can buy bags of apples at the orchard. You can bring your own … Continue reading Get freshly squeezed apple cider August 28 at an orchard in University Place

Stream the New Year’s Eve celebration from Times Square

The revelers are returning to Times Square to celebrate the end of 2021 and start of 2022, but the numbers will be smaller this year due to New York City's COVID restrictions. Only 15,000 people will be allowed to attend in person. If you're not among them, you can stream the celebration live from 6 … Continue reading Stream the New Year’s Eve celebration from Times Square

Space Needle fireworks return to Seattle’s New Year’s celebration

The Space Needle in Seattle (photo by Cheryl Landes) Seattle is welcoming 2022 with its traditional fireworks show from the Space Needle, but there won't be a live in-person audience again this year because of continued safety concerns from COVID. Instead, the show will be broadcast on KING5-TV and streamed from KING5's website and the … Continue reading Space Needle fireworks return to Seattle’s New Year’s celebration

Free art exhibit, fire-bending performance at Hidden House Market tonight in downtown Vancouver, WA

Image by Dim Hou from Pixabay On October 23 from 6 until 9 p.m., check out a the "I Am Enough" art exhibit and a performance by fire bender Garrett Wilkins at the Hidden House Market. The one-person art exhibit consists of works created for therapy from anxiety and depression. Food and beverages are available … Continue reading Free art exhibit, fire-bending performance at Hidden House Market tonight in downtown Vancouver, WA

Bubble Run at the Portland International Raceway October 16

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay I just found out about this event, which looks like a lot of fun. If you're interested, register by midnight tonight (October 15). From the pictures I saw on the website, it appears that the runners have a great time running through a lot of bubbles. The forecast is calling … Continue reading Bubble Run at the Portland International Raceway October 16

2021 Tacoma International Film Festival in person and online October 7-14

Image by MasterTux from Pixabay The 2021 Tacoma International Film Festival is underway, and tickets are still available. Choose from in-person or online activities. The virtual viewings are available through Thursday, October 14. In-person screenings are located at The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue, in downtown Tacoma. They started on Thursday, October 7, and will … Continue reading 2021 Tacoma International Film Festival in person and online October 7-14

Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru coming to three locations in Washington and Idaho in September

A life-size dinosaur at the Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru Photos by Cheryl Landes The Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru is coming to Central and Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho starting Thursday, September 9. The drive-through event features more than 60 life-size dinosaurs that move, walk, and breathe. The locations and dates are: Yakima Valley SunDome at State Fair … Continue reading Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru coming to three locations in Washington and Idaho in September