Be creative at Art Space in the Park in Vancouver, Washington

On the first the third Saturdays of the month from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., Vancouver Ballet Folklórico, a traditional Mexican folk dance group, hosts ¡Espacio de Arte en el Parque! (Art Space in the Park!) in collaboration with ARTSTRA, and Fourth Plain Forward. The program's mission is to gather members of the community to create and … Continue reading Be creative at Art Space in the Park in Vancouver, Washington

First Friday Art Walk fun in downtown Vancouver, Washington

A mini pizza at Vinnie's Pizza in downtown Vancouver, Washington, one of many restaurants to enjoy during the First Friday Art Walk (photo by Cheryl Landes) Come to downtown Vancouver, Washington, any first Friday to enjoy rotating art exhibits at the galleries, delicious food, live music, pop-up merchants, happy hour drinks, and activities for the … Continue reading First Friday Art Walk fun in downtown Vancouver, Washington

2021 Craft Beer & Wine Fest August 20-22 in Vancouver, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Craft Beer & Wine Fest is back in person Friday-Sunday, August 20-22, at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, Washington. The festival features 100 craft wines, 60 craft brews, craft bourbon, and a new craft cocktail menu. Also enjoy delicious food, live music, and games the entire weekend. This is … Continue reading 2021 Craft Beer & Wine Fest August 20-22 in Vancouver, Washington

Free suicide prevention event August 4 in Vancouver, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Taking care of ourselves, physically and mentally, is important no matter what we do – whether we're on the road or hanging out at home. That's why I'm posting this notice about a free suicide prevention event I learned about today. It's called Camp Courage Warrior Training, and the speaker at the … Continue reading Free suicide prevention event August 4 in Vancouver, Washington

Friday Movies in the Parks this summer in Vancouver, Washington

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, where one of the Friday Movies in the Park will be held in the summer of 2021 in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The City of Vancouver (Washington) Parks and Recreation is hosting a series of free, family-friendly movies this summer in parks throughout the city on Friday nights. … Continue reading Friday Movies in the Parks this summer in Vancouver, Washington

2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

Santa's reindeeer ride the waves during a Christmas Ships Fleet parade on the Columbia River (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 2021 schedule for the Christmas Ships Fleet in Portland is posted for the Columbia and Willamette River fleets. The fleets will sail December 3-21. Routes vary, so check the pages linked below for more information … Continue reading 2021 Portland Christmas Ships Fleet parade schedule

Four Days of Aloha July 22-25 in Vancouver, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Learn hula dance and how to make Hawaiian crafts. Take a cultural workshop. Relax outdoors to live music from award-winning artists, shop vendor booths, and sip a drink or two in the beer garden. It's the 19th annual Four Days of Aloha celebration in Vancouver, Washington, Thursday-Sunday, July 22-25. This year, … Continue reading Four Days of Aloha July 22-25 in Vancouver, Washington

Metropolitan Performing Arts resumes live performances

Image by jhenning from Pixabay After a hiatus due to COVID-19, Metropolitan Performing Arts is back with a two free in-person, outdoor performances in Southwest Washington in July and August. See an updated version of Shakespeare's Love's Labour Lost that's still true to the work's original message. This performance incorporates modern language, social media, and … Continue reading Metropolitan Performing Arts resumes live performances