Tour six Eugene gardens virtually at Music in the Garden

Photo by Cheryl Landes Starting Sunday, June 27, take a virtual stroll through six beautiful gardens in Eugene, Oregon. "Music in the Garden" features the garden tours, interviews with the gardeners, and local musicians. The event is in its twenty-third year, but this is the first year it has been held virtually. It's hosted by … Continue reading Tour six Eugene gardens virtually at Music in the Garden

Take a virtual tour of the new Midtown Arts Center in Eugene

The new Midtown Arts Center in Eugene, Oregon (photo source: Eugene Ballet Company) The new Midtown Arts Center at 16th and Pearl Streets in Eugene, Oregon, opened in January 2021. The new center provides space for nine arts organizations to thrive and grow. The 30,000-square-foot, seven-story building doubles the old space that seven arts organizations … Continue reading Take a virtual tour of the new Midtown Arts Center in Eugene

2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival a hybrid event

Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom outside the Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, will feature a combination of virtual and outdoor activities March 20-April 11. The new format "honors the tradition of the Festival, while prioritizing the health and safety of … Continue reading 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival a hybrid event

Take seven virtual tree tours at Lakewold Gardens

Lakewold Gardens in University Place, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Learn about some of the trees in the Lakewold Gardens in University Place, Washington, south of Tacoma, in a series of virtual tours. John Wilcox, a long-time volunteer at the gardens, leads these seven tours. Each tour features a different tree. The seven videos are … Continue reading Take seven virtual tree tours at Lakewold Gardens

Go on a whale watch at home with the New England Aquarium

A humpback whale diving in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary east of Boston (photo by Cheryl Landes) Take ride on the Aurora with Boston Harbor Cruises and Laura Howes, the head naturalist at the New England Aquarium in Boston, to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary east of Boston. The sanctuary was created in … Continue reading Go on a whale watch at home with the New England Aquarium

2020 holiday fun in Ridgefield, Washington

COVID-19 has presented a lot of challenges this year for celebrating the holidays, but Ridgefield has found some creative ways to keep the spirit alive. This year, Ridgefield’s Hometown Celebration features activities you can enjoy outdoors, from your car, or at home. Here's the lineup. Saturday, December 5 From noon to 2 p.m., drive around … Continue reading 2020 holiday fun in Ridgefield, Washington

Take a video tour of some beautiful gardens in the Yakima area

The Yakima Area Arboretum in Yakima, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes Every year, the Yakima Area Arboretum hosts a tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in or near the city. That changed this year because of safety concerns from COVID-19. Instead, the arboretum created five video tours and posted them to its YouTube … Continue reading Take a video tour of some beautiful gardens in the Yakima area