Go on a virtual haunted tour of Clark County, Washington

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

Cinema of Horrors Drive-In at the Clark County Fairgrounds until November 1

Looking for a frightening distanced experience for Halloween? Watch a scary movie with monsters lurking outside your window at the Cinema of Horrors Drive-In at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $59 per car. They're selling fast, so don't delay if you want to go. Check the schedule and buy tickets at the Cinema of … Continue reading Cinema of Horrors Drive-In at the Clark County Fairgrounds until November 1

Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

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

Watch classic stage performances from home courtesy The Little Theatre of Walla Walla

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Watch free recorded live stage performances of classic works from the comfort of your home at the Little Theatre of Walla Walla's Live Performances from the Vault page. Currently 10 performances are available, such as Rent, West Side Story, Les Miserables, and The Hunchback … Continue reading Watch classic stage performances from home courtesy The Little Theatre of Walla Walla

Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

The entrance to Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) One of the Pacific Northwest's longest running holiday light displays returns to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Friday, November 27, through Sunday, January 3. This year's Zoolights features more than 700,000 LED lights. Favorite … Continue reading Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

The Couve’s North Bank Beer Week goes virtual October 1-4

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

BirdFest & Bluegrass celebrates the sandhill crane migration October 2-3

Sandhill cranes (photo by Cheryl Landes) BirdFest & Bluegrass is an annual celebration in Ridgefield, Washington, to welcome the sandhill crane migration to the local wildlife refuge. This year, because of the coronavirus, the festival is moving online on Friday and Saturday, October 2-3. The festival starts with a trivia night at 7 p.m. on … Continue reading BirdFest & Bluegrass celebrates the sandhill crane migration October 2-3

Watch the 2020 Moisture Festival from home

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

Fifth annual Dine the Couve coming in October

Thirty-four restaurants are participating in the fifth annual Dine the Couve event October 1-31 in Vancouver, Washington. Each restaurant has a special three for $25 menu. Most of these menus include an appetizer, entree, and dessert. A few include featured wines. Typically these menus are for dine-in only, but because of state regulations related to … Continue reading Fifth annual Dine the Couve coming in October

Looking for new books to read? Washington State Librarian features 20 Books in 20 Minutes September 17

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