May Day Spring Festival kicks off 2021 First Saturday season in Ridgefield

Come to Overlook Park in downtown Ridgefield, Washington on Saturday, May 1, to enjoy some time outside. Also shop local vendors, check out the new food cart park across the street, and check out the Ridgefield Art Association Art Show. Other local organizations are also getting in on the fun. The Columbia Play Project is … Continue reading May Day Spring Festival kicks off 2021 First Saturday season in Ridgefield

The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

A scene at the Leach Botanical Garden in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The upper garden at the Leach Botanical Garden has reopened for visitors with limitations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Timed tickets must be purchased online.Masks must be worn in the garden.Keep a six-foot distance from people who are not in … Continue reading The upper garden now open at Leach Botanical Garden

Support Camas restaurants by taking the Trails to Tables Challenge May 1-June 30

Southwestern Washingtonians and visitors: Get outdoors this summer and you might win a prize! From May 1 until June 30, the Downtown Camas Association is hosting the Trails to Tables to Challenge. Here's how it works: On May 1, download your Trails to Tables passport here.Hike five trails and eat at five different downtown Camas … Continue reading Support Camas restaurants by taking the Trails to Tables Challenge May 1-June 30

The Trustees of Reservations rejuvenates its annual hiking challenge in Massachusetts

World's End, a Trustees of Reservations property in Hingham, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Trustees of Reservations has relaunched its annual hiking challenge after a one-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Hike Trustees" program, which started in 2016, encourages people of all ages to record their hikes at the Trustees' properties in … Continue reading The Trustees of Reservations rejuvenates its annual hiking challenge in Massachusetts

Spring into history at the April First Friday in Downtown Camas, Washington

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Every month, Downtown Camas has a theme for its First Friday. This month, it's "Spring into History". Take a self-guided historic walking tour, enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants, and see the exhibits at the art galleries. The shops are open late and some will be offering Easter goodies. … Continue reading Spring into history at the April First Friday in Downtown Camas, Washington

2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a mix of virtual, in-person events

Tulips from Roozengaarde Flowers & Bulbs in Mount Vernon, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Because of ongoing safety concerns and state restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in northwestern Washington State will be a combination of virtual and in-person events. The festival kicks off on Thursday, April 1, with a … Continue reading 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a mix of virtual, in-person events