Chef in Your Garden features seasonal bounties for 2021

Photo by Cheryl Landes For 17 years, Chef in My Garden brought people together to support Growing Gardens' mission of using "the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities." During this annual dinner, top local chefs created delicious multi-course meals served in a beautiful home garden in … Continue reading Chef in Your Garden features seasonal bounties for 2021

Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Photo credit: Fort Nisqually/Metro Parks Tacoma Fort from Home, a series hosted by Fort Nisqually and Metro Parks Tacoma, focuses on a range of topics about the history and culture of Puget Sound. This month's lineup covers maritime and natural history, Victorian cooking, and 19th Century cosmetics. Here's the schedule: Saturday, May 15, 1 p.m. … Continue reading Fort Nisqually virtual live program lineup for May and early June

Woodland Planters Days planning another virtual celebration in June 2021

Flowers at the display garden at the Holland America Bulb Farm in Woodland, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Washington State's continued restrictions on large gatherings from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic are affecting the 99th annual Woodland Planters Days celebration again this year. But the Celebration Committee has not given up. "We will not be canceling … Continue reading Woodland Planters Days planning another virtual celebration in June 2021

Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

Image by Rene Rauschenberger from Pixabay The Festival de Jerez, one of the foremost and longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world, is usually a live event at the historic Villamarta Theatre in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. This year because of safety concerns and travel restrictions from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row

Hand-dipped ice cream from a previous Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon (photo by Ben Nieves) For the first 49 years of its existence, the Oregon Country Fair drew thousands of people to a large field west of Eugene to enjoy live entertainment, food, and crafts. Last year, the fair celebrated its 50th anniversary by … Continue reading Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row

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

Upriver 2021, from the Waterfront Blues Festival, has a new venue in Portland

The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland is back this year Friday-Sunday, July 2-5, with a few twists because of the continuing COVID pandemic. Instead of being held on the waterfront in downtown Portland, it's moving less than a mile away to The Lot at Zidell Yards and changing its name to Upriver 2021. The festival's … Continue reading Upriver 2021, from the Waterfront Blues Festival, has a new venue in Portland

2021 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest taking flight in June

A red-winged blackbird bathes in a pond in Central Washington. (photo by Cheryl Landes) Organizers for the Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest decided to fly ahead with an event this spring. It's scheduled Thursday-Sunday, May 13-16. In a post on the festival's Facebook page, the organizers wrote: "We are currently planning for a hybrid festival model … Continue reading 2021 Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest taking flight in June