SUMMER 2018

Calendar of Events for Oregon & SW Washington
(Updated Regularly to Feature Event Listings)

Siletz Bay Music Festival
June 20 - July 4

Siletz Bay Music Festival kicks off its 8th season in the Greater Lincoln City area featuring 16-performance with genre's ranging from Chamber, Jazz, Cabaret, musical theater and full orchestra.  Conductor Yaacov Bergman brings 55-musicians and vocalists, performing music selections from Bruch to Yazinitsky and everything in between.  SBMF is known for its eclectic offerings, world-class talent in an atmosphere of beauty on the Central Oregon Coast.  Please visit us on our website for performance information and to purchase tickets...More

Manifest Your Dreams Workshop
Thursday, June 21
(Non-Annual & Online/Call-In)

Do you have a sense that there's more to life than what you've been experiencing up until now?  Please join me in my all new, special Summer Solstice workshop, now including a PowerPoint presentation.  Let's use the power of the solstice light to discover your unique purpose and create a vision that aligns with it.  I invite you to join me in Cracking the Hidden Code to Manifesting Your Dreams.  Get a power boost as you move into the 2nd half of this year!  The online (or call in ) workshop with Transformational Life Coach, Beth Beurkens is on Thursday, June 21, from 8:45 - 9:20 a.m. (Pacific Time).  To register online, visit bethbeurkens.com.

Yoga Fest Portland 2018
Thursday, June 21

Portland Yogafest offers a day of entertainment and enlightenment for all, as Yogis from around the world gather to enjoy powerful presentations by leaders in the fields of healing, art, music, science, education, business and more.  Join in one of the many Yoga classes, enjoy sacred art & music, group meditation and kirtans, demonstrations and mini-classes. Visit vendor booths, including ours, offering unique high-quality productions such as Yoga gear, organic tonics, and wild-crafted cosmetics...More  

Gorge Blues and Brews Festival
June 22 - 23
(Southwest Washington)

The Gorge Blues and Brews Festival is the premier blues fest in the Columbia Gorge.  They'll have local music, beer from 16 craft breweries, regional wines and fabulous food.  Onsite camping available...More

Tillamook County Rodeo
June 22 - 23

All are invited to attend the biggest little show on the Coast.  You'll see lots of action by cowboys doing bareback, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, breakaway roping, and tie down roping...More 

Tigard Festival of Balloons
June 22 - 24

The Festival is a place for families and friends to gather, play and relax. Join us in the pre-dawn hours as approximately 20 hot air balloons launch into the morning sky (weather permitting). Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and vendor booths, eating great food from local food vendors, and enjoying thrilling Funtastic carnival rides and games. Don’t miss the Festival of Cars presented by Landmark Ford Lincoln on Sunday. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Festival of Balloons without the ever impressive Night Glow presented by Walmart on Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting); the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the Main Stage presented by Grocery Outlet- King City; 6v6 soccer tournament, Twilight 5K Run/Walk on Saturday night, and a whole lot more!...More 

Ayurveda & Yoga Health Fair
Saturday, June 23

Looking for Yoga and Ayurvedic health options?  The Oregon Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Medicine Association, OYAA, will host a Health Fair in Portland at Tabor Space on Saturday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Health Fair will be at 5441 SE Belmont Street in Portland.  Sponsored by Vibrance Ayurveda, Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Natural Awakenings, Ahara Rasa, The Ayurvedic Institute, Portland Ashwaghanda Farm and the Center for Ayurveda and Yoga Study.  Listen to speakers, sample food and mingle with friends!...More

Blooms & Butterflies Festival
Saturday, June 23

Elkton Community Education Center's (ECEC) butterfly gardens and native plant park are the backdrop for this annual celebration.  There’s something for everyone, including  the scenic 5K Butterfly Run/Walk, craft vendors, live music, and more!  Take a tour of historic Fort Umpqua and learn about the life cycle of native butterflies in the ECEC flight room.  Enjoy a BBQ lunch on the patio or fresh baked goods and coffee drinks in the Outpost Cafe.  Stroll through the gardens and find garden-themed gifts and plants for your own backyard habitat in our Gift Shop and Native Plant Nursery...More  

The Pollinator Festival
Saturday, June 23

The Pollinator Festival takes place on Saturday, June 23rd at Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens southwest of Monmouth.  It will feature educational activities for kids and adults, including garden walks, and materials and instruction for creating your own mason bee nest, as well as plant giveaways, and pre-bundled pollinator garden "kits" for purchase.  Experts from area non-profit and governmental organizations will answer questions about pollinators and gardening for pollinators...More

3rd Annual Eagle Creek Lavender Festival
June 23 - 24

Come join us on the banks of the Clackamas River and enjoy the beauty of one of the region’s largest lavender farms.  Acres of blooming lavender, live music, great food, lavender lemonade and ice cream, creative vendors, antique cars, u-cut lavender and even baby alpacas you can pet. Our Lavender Shoppe features over 30 wonderful lavender products...More  

Portland Saturday Market's 45th Anniversary
June 23 - 24

Join PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET, the nation’s largest arts and crafts market, is celebrating their 45th Anniversary on June 23 & 24.  The two-day celebration will include numerous activities, daily give-a-ways, 45th Season Poster release, Rogue Bottle release, Kids’ Korner- and balloon giveaway, artist demonstrations, as well as all the market’s talented artisans selling their original handcrafted wares, an international food court and a main stage featuring local Pacific Northwest favorites.  To learn more, visit www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com.

Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival
June 23 - 24

Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Summer Kite Festival is a Lincoln City family vacation tradition.  It's two days of kite flying activities that will have you soaring.  They'll have a performance by featured fliers, running of the Bols, Kids Kite Making Workshop, Kids and Kites Parade on the Beach, and more...More 

The Full Body Elixir 2018 Summer Retreat with Calley O'Neill & Noa Eads
June 28 - July 1
(Non-Annual)

The Full Body Elixir by day, Lucid Dreaming by night.  No experience necessary.  Learn to take back your nights and transform your days!  THE FULL BODY ELIXIR is a fun slow flow guided moving meditation combining yoga, qigong, deep breathing, isometrics, mind clearing, and a flow of wisdom for everyday life.  This practice effectively clears negativity and stress, boosts immunity, reinvigorates your body and your joie de vie!  It's fun, fluid, strengthening, relaxing, energizing, and wonderful!  Lucid dreamers realize are aware they are dreaming while dreaming.  The creative and healing potential of LUCID DREAMING is extraordinary.  Noa will describe the practice and benefits of lucid in waking and dreaming life.  The retreat will be held from June 28 - July 1 at Breitenbush Hot Springs: 53000 Breitenbush Rd. SE in Detroit.  For more, visit www.calleyoneillyoga.com

Risk/Reward Festival
June 29 - July 1

The Risk/Reward Festival showcases electric new works by indie performing artists from across the region. They are celebrating their 11th year of blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways...More

Oregon Bach Festival
June 29 - July 14

Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) has presented the masterworks of J.S. Bach, and composers inspired by his work, to audiences in Eugene and throughout the State of Oregon for nearly five decades. The annual event began as a collaboration between German Conductor and Organist, Helmuth Rilling and Associate Dean of the UO School Of Music, Royce Saltzman. In addition to traditional choral-orchestral masterworks, the Festival presents internationally renowned guest artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Pink Martini and Joshua Bell, and offers educational opportunities, children and family programming, and community events...More  

Big Foot Fun Run 5K 10K Race
Saturday, June 30
(Southwest Washington)

Come and see what everyone is talking about!  The best June race in Clark County features Big Foot himself, great prizes and loads of fun.  You won't want to miss this race.  All participants receive a T-shirt and medal.  Pre-Registration is $30 if you register by June 20 and $35 for later registration. Register by June 20 for a guaranteed T-shirt size...More 

Eugene Food Truck Festival
Saturday, June 30

The 3rd annual Eugene Food Truck Fest is the exciting summer event you will not want to miss!  There will be groovy music, live performances, a tasting competition to elect “Eugene’s Favorite Food Truck,” and a bouncin’ Kids Zone to enjoy!  Pick from one of the many categories – BBQ, Vegan, Hawaiian, Mexican, Southern, Vegetarian, American, Shaved Ice, Cupcakes, Vietnamese, Latin, Cuban, Desserts or Thai AND STUFF YOUR FACE!...More

World Beat Festival
June 30 - July 1

Bring the whole family to the World Beat Festival to experience the music, dance, a parade, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures.  The annual event turns 21 this year, so they'll be pulling out all the stops to celebrate!...More

Cherryfest NW
July 4 - 8

Cherryfest NW will take place from July 4 - 8 at Riverfront Park in Salem with FREE admission on the Fourth of July, as well as on Sunday, July 8th.  Cherryfest NW will include live music, 80+ microbrews and ciders, a variety of food vendors, a carnival, and a Kid Zone that guests have come to enjoy and expect and 4th of July fireworks.  Additionally, through a partnership with Titanium Racing, the Salem Stars and Stripes Run will include a 5k run with military-style challenges and a ½ mile run for kids 12 and under that will finish at Cherryfest NW. On the Fourth of July, crowd favorite, Scott Tom will emcee and host family-friendly games such as hula hoop contests, a water balloon toss, limbo contests, and much more...More  

Marion County Fair
Thursday, July 12

Join your friends at the Marion County Fair, July 12th from 10 a.m. on as we celebrate YOU with Honor Day!  Seniors 62+ and Veterans get into the Fair FREE all day to enjoy FREE Bingo, a Bean Bag Baseball Tournament, 4H Bake Sale and more.  Then in the afternoon meet at the Co-Energy Main Stage as we honor our Vets, past and present, and end with live music sponsored by Bonaventure.  There's also exercise and fitness demos, 4H and FFA animals, the Marion County Quilt Walk and a whole Fair to enjoy!...More 

Festival of Art in Stout Park
August 4 - 5

The Festival of Art in Stout Park, August 4 & 5, is held in a forested venue just off Highway 101 in Brookings, Oregon. This juried event includes more than 80 diverse artisans from as far away as the east coast and here in the Pacific Northwest. This free event includes live music, food & drink, and children's activities. In its 6th year, the festival has something for everyone in a vibrant harbor town that offers access to beaches, hiking, and fishing...More 

Michael Harner's Shamanic Divination Training
August 25 - 26
(Non-Annual in California)

This is an advanced workshop taught by Beth Beurkens, M.A.  One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey in order to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others, and for oneself. In the shamanic search to become persons of knowledge, you will learn, as shamans have from time immemorial, how to converse with plant as well as animal species, how to learn about the use of quartz crystals, and how to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources.  13 CEU credits offered upon completion of this workshop.  It will be held from Aug. 25 - 26 in Santa Rosa, California.  To register for this workshop, go to www.shamanicuniverse.com.


ONGOING EVENTS:

Recovery International (RI):
Help for Depression and Nervous Conditions
Every Tuesday

Portland depression and anxiety support weekly meetings.  Recovery International is a non-profit Cognitive Behavioral Training system that has helped thousands.  Rob Winike, trainer, author and RI board member, discusses mental health recovery and how to cope with symptoms of a nervous imbalance, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues.  Meetings are Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 NW 43rd (and Broadway).  Call (503) 810-2789 for info or other meeting locations.  Visit www.recoveryinternational.org and local blogsite at www.selfhelptools.org.