Photo by Cheryl Landes Get a close-up look at Clark County's spooky side at a series of virtual haunted walking tours this month. Each tour focuses on different locations, from the county's cemeteries to Officers Row at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington. Here's the full schedule: October 9 – Pat Jollota’s … Continue reading Go on a virtual haunted tour of Clark County, Washington
Photo by Cheryl Landes The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has moved online October 2-10 this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Enjoy watching early morning and dusk balloon glows, ascents, chainsawing carving exhibitions, gas balloon inflations, skydiving, and fireworks. Check out the lineup at balloonfiesta.com/Event-Schedule.
The Royal Room is closed because of the coronavirus, but that isn't stopping this venue in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood from bringing live music to the world. Throughout 2020, they're hosting The Staycation Online Festival with the help of The South Hudson Music Project and Live Concerts Stream. These free shows are livestreamed from The … Continue reading Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you
Photo by Cheryl Landes Trivia games, bowling, fun runs, scavenger hunts, beer can car races, and discounts on pub grub are among the many activities on tap for the North Bank Beer Week in Vancouver, Washington October 1-4. Take a look at the full schedule at northbankbeerweek.com/dates and select your favorites to attend online. North … Continue reading The Couve’s North Bank Beer Week goes virtual October 1-4
Do you have a pug or pug mix? Dress up your friend, take a picture, and enter it in the Oregon Humane Society's Costume Contest by Monday, October 5. The Humane Society will select 100 entries to be featured in a video for the Parade of Pugs, part of Pugtoberfest 2020. The parade includes the … Continue reading Pugs on parade at Oregon Humane Society’s Pugtoberfest in October
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 tells stories through crafted food
Enjoy an afternoon of livestreamed Bavarian music to celebrate the Mount Angel Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 3, 4-10 p.m. Pacific time. Here's the schedule: Tickets are $10 each and available at Mount Angel Oktoberfest's online store. For more information, visit oktoberfest.org.
Puffin (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're new to birding or an avid birder, the Making Bird Connections virtual lecture series has something for you. These free lectures start tonight and continue every Tuesday, except Election Day, through November 17. Here are the topics that will be covered. If you want to participate in the … Continue reading Making Bird Connections virtual lecture series Tuesday nights through November 17
The Moisture Festival, the world's largest celebration of comedy, varietè, and vaudeville, usually comes to Seattle in the spring. But this year, because of restrictions from holding large events due to the coronavirus, the festival moved online. The festival features highly skilled performance, where the imagination is the limit. Shows are mixed with bizarre talent … Continue reading Watch the 2020 Moisture Festival from home
Photo by Cheryl Landes Updated September 17, 2020 One of the positive aspects of the pandemic for many of us, myself included, is that we've had more time to read for personal enjoyment. Some of us, like me, are catching up on a long reading list. Others want to explore new genres or new authors. … Continue reading Looking for new books to read? Washington State Librarian features 20 Books in 20 Minutes September 17