SUMMER 2017

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

Siletz Bay Music Festival
June 21 - July 4

Music on the Coast; Siletz Bay Music Festival presents a 2-week music festival, o'ering everything from Big Band, Jazz, Cabaret, Chamber, classical and Full-Orchestra performances.  The Festival will take place from June 21 - July 4 with 15 performances at 5 venues throughout Lincoln City and Gleneden Beach.  55 musicians and vocalists come together to create these not-to-be-missed concerts, featuring notable talent such as world renowned Pianist Dick Hyman, Soprano Nicole Greenidge Joseph, Jazz singer Clairdee, Clarinetist Ken Peplowski and pianist Mei-Ting Sun to name just a few, under the direction of Creative Director and Conductor, Yaacov Bergman.  Come for the fresh air and stay for the music!  It will be held from June 21 - July 4.  To learn more, visit www.siletzbaymusic.org.

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
June 21 - September 9

In 1979, the Oregon Zoo became the first in America to host a summer concert series. This year, Oregon’s “wildest” outdoor concert series brings you world-class artists for a night of music and nature from June to September. It wouldn’t be summer in Oregon without an evening of great music at the zoo!  Some of their performers are Brandi Carlile, Blind Pilot, Pat Benatar & Neil Gerardo/Rick Springfield, Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour, and more.  The concert performances are from June 21 - Sept. 9 at 4001 SW. Canyon Rd. in Portland.  For details, visit www.zooconcerts.com.

Oregon Cornhole Championships
June 23 - 24

Cash and prizes for top 5 in singles and doubles, including Apple Watches, Beats Pill speakers, Amazon Echos, Cornhole boards and more! Guranteed at least 50% cash pay out from entry fees in addition to prizes.  Complimentary catered food and adult beverages included with admission. Prizes, food and libations brought to us by the kind folks at Bud Light!  The chamionships is from June 23 - 24 at the PDX SportsCenter: 8785 SW. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. in Portland.  For details, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Baker City Cycling Classic
June 23 - 25

Named Oregon's Best sporting Event by the Oregon Festivals and Events Association in 2013, this three day, four stage bike race has become one of the premier competitive cycling events in the Pacific Northwest.  Stages include a hill climb, time trials, a downtown criterium through Historic Baker City, and the Tour D’ Horn road race along the Elkhorn Scenic Byway ending at Anthony Lakes Ski Resort.  In addition to these competitive stages the Baker City Cycling Classic also includes a Gran Fondo on Sunday afternoon following the same course as the Tour D' Horn.  The event is from June 23 - 25.  Go to www.bakercitycycling.org.

Festival of Balloons in Tigard
June 23 - 25

Get down to Cook Park early each morning to experience the spectacular hot air balloons as they launch (weather permitting) and dot the morning sky. Spend the afternoon shopping at the craft and business vendor booths. 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 & Saturday nights; the Rogue Beer Garden, live music on the Main Stage presented by Grocery Outlet- King City; Funtastic carnival fun center, cotton candy, and a whole lot more!  The Festival of Balloons is from June 23 - 25 at Cook Park: 17005 SW. 92nd Ave. in Tigard.  Go online to www.tigardballoon.org.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
June 23 - 25

Lake Oswego's premier art event of the year. It draws roughly 25,000 people and features over 110 artists.  Special Exhibit: Beyond the Point, The fine art of colored pencil and graphite. Festival includes art exhibits, food booths, music, fine art, craft, hands-on activities, demonstrations, educational displays and Happy Hour on the deck at Lakewood.  Cited as one of "Sunset Magazine's" Top Ten Events in Oregon.  It will be held from June 23 - 25 at 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.  Go to www.lakewood-center.org.

Organic Craft BrewFest
June 23 - 25

The event will present 60 organically brewed craft beverages, including beer, cider and mead, as well as food carts, sustainability-oriented vendors and nonprofits, a soda garden for minors and designated drivers, games for adults, and a children’s area with face painting and activities – all in a beautiful park setting.  The Organic Beer Fest focuses on raising awareness about organically brewed beverages and sustainable living. The event serves up 60 organically brewed products, with styles ranging from ciders to cream ales, ambers to lagers, and fruit beers to IPAs. All the products have been brewed using a minimum of 70% organic ingredients, per USDA guidelines.  It will be held from June 23 - 25 at Overlook Park: 1599 N. Fremont St. in Portland.  For more, visit oregoncraftbeer.org.

20th Annual World Beat Festival
June 23 - 25

Want to travel the world but don’t have the time?  Skip the TSA lines and make your way to Riverfront Park in Salem on June 24th and 25th for the World Beat Festival!  All weekend long you will be able to experience music, dance, traditions and foods from around the globe.  This year is our 20th anniversary!  To celebrate we’re having a Friday night salsa party on June 23rd from 5 - 10 p.m. in the Amphitheater.  We’ll have live music, salsa lessons, fire dancing and more! Come join us!  To learn more, visit www.worldbeatfestival.org.

2017 Bigfoot Fun Run:
5K & 10K - Kids 5K Ages 6-12
Saturday, June 24
(Southwest Washington)

Clark County's Best June Race in the Town of Yacolt nestled in Clark County's foothills.  Meet Bigfoot.  Race is out and back course.  Prizes awarded to First, Second and Third place - Male and Female for 5k & 10K; First and Second Place Kids Race.  All participants receive a finisher medal and t-shirt. Drawings - Official Bigfoot Prize Ball Toss.  It will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 202 W. Cushman in Yacolt, WA.  Registration is at 8 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m.  Pre-registration fee is $30.  If you pre-register by June 16, you'll be guaranteed a shirt size.  Registration entry fee is $35.  You can register online at www.runsignup.com.  Additional registration information is at www.townofyacolt.com

Estacada Uncorked
Saturday, June 24

Wine and brew tastings from some of the area's small breweries and wineries, food tasting of a higher order, vibrant arts and crafts, live music, and engaging activities for the kids.  It is a family friendly event you won't want to miss.  It will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 4 - 9 p.m. in the middle of Broadway St. in Estacada.  Their website is estacadadevelopmentassociation.org.  

Mytrae Meliana:
"Women!  Find Your Voice.  Speak Your Truth" Workshop
Saturday, June 24
(Non-Annual)

Do you bite your tongue instead of saying what you mean?
Do you hold back from living your life purpose ?
Swallow your needs and desires in relationships?  Then join me on a journey to your voice, cross your bridge of fear and smallness, and arrive on the shore of your authentic truth.  In this workshop you will learn to find and trust your embodied voice; transform fear and doubt to confidence and ease; and take up space and stand in the spotlight.  Join their sacred women’s circle to speak true, free, and unapologetically.  It will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at a private residence in the West side of Portland.  For more information, go to www.eventbrite.com.

Clackamas County Lavender Festival
June 24 - 25

Hosted by the Oregon Lavender Farm, they'll have live music, food and beverage including: wine tasting and sales, Mt. Hood Brewing beers, lavendar ice cream and lemonade, facepainting and bubblies, U-Pick lavender, wreath making and lavender distillation demonstration.  The festivities are from June 24 - 25 at 20949 S. Harris Rd. in Oregon City.  For details, visit www.libertynatural.com

Oregon Motorcycle Expo
June 24 - 25

All are invited to attend the Oregon Motorcycle Expo.  This all ages event is about promoting motorcycle awareness and to support our veterans and military families in need.  You can enjoy live music, Pin Up Girl contest, bike show, famous bikes like the Easy Rider Bike in the movie with Peter Fonda, beer, food, vendors and more.  It will be held from June 24 - 25 at Oaks Amusement Park: 7805 SE. Oaks Park Way in Portland.  For more information, go to omexpo.weebly.com.

Clamboree and Glass Art Festival
June 24 - 25

When the tide is out, the table is set!  Join the Empire celebration of the history, the clams, the culture, and the future of our area.  Venues include the Fire Hall, the Hollering Place, Ed Lund Park, the Tribal House of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw tribes, and the downtown area along Newmark Avenue. Live music all day provided by local bands. Vendors, glassblowers and a beer garden.  Fun activities all day.  The festivities are from June 24 - 25 in the Empire district of Coos Bay.  Call (541) 217-8774.

Summer Kite Festival
June 24 - 25

Watch as kites take flight at the D River Wayside Park in Lincoln City.  Profesional kite fliers will show off their latest stunts and colorful big show kites will adorn the skies.  Times are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, from June 24 - 25.  Visit www.oregoncoast.org.

The Headless Way: Seeing Who You Really Are
June 29 - July 2
(Non-Annual)

Over six decades a contemporary Way of “seeing one’s Nature” or “Enlightenment” has developed.  In essence, it's the same as Zen and other disciplines.  This Way offers a user-friendly approach to seeing Who you truly are.  This experiential workshop will guide participants through awareness exercises that allow for the experience of the true nature of being.  One is more likely to see their true identity in a minute of active experimentation than years of reading, satsangs, and traditional meditation.  Discover this deep truth about your indisputable Identity.  And then go on rediscovering it in daily life.  It will be held from June 29 - July 2 at Breitenbush Hot Spring Retreat & Conference Centre: 53000 Breitenbush Rd. in Detroit, OR.  To learn more, go to www.headless.org.

Oregon Bach Festival
June 29 - July 15

An electric blend of familiar favorites, new works and thrilling surprises.  This summer, join Matthew Halls and Oregon Bach Festival for Bach favorites, Mozart and Brahms, sultry tango, blues and jazz, Baroque violins, compelling tenors, beautiful choral concerts, playful puppets, famous faces and a world premiere!  There's something for everyone.  Festivities are from June 29 - July 15 at the corner of 7th Ave. and Willamette St. in Eugene.  Go online to oregonbachfestival.com.

Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival
June 30 - July 2

Bring the entire family, your lawn chairs, and enjoy the Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival.  You will sit on the lawn of the Courthouse in beautiful and remote Fossil and hear some of the best bluegrass musicians around.  The kids can dig for fossils at the High School.  The event is from June 30 - July 2 at 701 Adams St.  For more, visit www.wheelercountyoregon.com.

St. Paul Rodeo
June 30 - July 4

Five days filled with color, action, excitement and something for everyone.  So head on out to St. Paul for a fun-filled experience during our 82nd annual 4th of July rodeo celebration of the American cowboy and our western lifestyle.  The rodeo is from June 30 - July 4 at 20025 4th St. NE in Saint Paul.  Visit www.stpaulrodeo.com.

Waterfront Blues Festival
June 30 - July 4

The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland is the largest blues festival on the West Coast.  It not only brings a stellar lineup each year, but is the number one fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank (raising over $10 million and 1,000 tons of food for hunger relief in its 30 years).  The festival has grown steadily in size and reputation each year and is now recognized as one of the nation’s premier blues festival, that is from June 30 - July 4 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.  Go online to www.waterfrontbluesfest.com.

Jorcho Six Preliminary Practices
Retreat with Abong Rinpoche
    July 1 - 3
(Non-Annual)

Receive in-depth instruction on the six preliminary practices in preparation for effective tantric meditation.  Learn how to set up an altar, make prostrations, offer water bowls, use a mandala set, and many other ritual activities.  Born in Kham, Tibet, Ven. Abong Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the third incarnation of Kunkhyen Abong Rinpoche. Ven. Abong Rinpoche is a fully ordained monk and geshe lharampa - having earned the highest scholastic degree possible in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.  The retreat in Beavercreek, OR. will be held from July 1 - 3.  Suggested donation is $120.  Absolutely no one turned away for lack of funds.  Vegetarian breakfast and lunch provided - camping space available.  For more information and reservations, contact by email: portland.jorcho@gmail.com.

Molalla Buckaroo
July 1 - 4

Attend this annual Rodeo that's great fun for the whole family.  The Kiddie's parade kicks it off.  Their Giant Street Parade on July 4th is old-fashioned with floates, horses, cars and trucks.  This PRCA-sanctioned rodeo features bronco riding, bullriding, calf roping, synchronized riding, royal court, entertainment, food and fun.  Fireworks on the 4th.  The Molalla Buckaroo is from July 1 - 4 at the Molalla Buckeroo Grounds: 815 Shirley St. in Molalla.  Go online to 
www.molallabuckeroo.com.

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver
Tuesday, July 4
(Southwest Washington)

Enjoy an evening event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site with live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids games, food & beverage vendors - all ending with a spectacular fireworks show.  The celebration is on Tuesday, July 4 at the Fort Vancouver National Site's Parade Grounds, across from Officers Row in Vancouver, from 6 - 10:30 p.m.  Their website is 4th.fortvan.org.

Timber Festival
Tuesday, July 4

Bring the whole family to celebrate.  The Timber Festival features logging events and timber competitions including: Chain Saw Show Offs, 50/50 Axe Throw, Long pond competition and horse pull demonstraiton.  Live bands, petting zoo, inflatable rides for children, food vendors and craft vendors.  Not to mention an aerial fireworks display at 10 p.m.  The festivities are on Tuesday, July 4 at Timber Park: 30878 NW. Evergreen Way in Estacada.  Visit estacadatimberfestival.com.

Music Fair and Feast
July 6 - 9

Four days of live music, food, beer and wine garden as well as a cook off for adults and kids. Thursday night is FREE Family Night with live music begining after the parade.  Friday and Saturday for the 21 and older crowd with beer and wine garden, food concessions and main stage entertainment with live music.  Sunday has a breakfast, chili cook-off and more live music.  It will be held from July 6 - 9 at Sandy Centennial Plaza: 17499 Hoffman Ave. in Sandy.  Go online to sandyoregonchamber.org.

McKenzie River Lavender Festival
July 7 - 9

Lavender in bloom, fresh bouquets, many lavender products and small plants, artisan booths, food & live music.  Sisters on the Fly with their vintage campers will join us.  Fun for the family and FREE.  It will be held from July 7 - 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., each day at 40882 McKenzie Hwy., MP 15.5 in Springfield.
For more information, see mckenzieriverlavender.com.

Saint Benedict Festival
Saturday, July 8

Feed your body, nourish your soul with the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey at the Saint Benedict Festival on Saturday, July 8.  The event begins at noon and ends at 4:30 p.m.  Enjoy a Swiss cuisine-themed picnic, lawn games, live music, Willamette Valley wines, and Benedictine Brewery beer crafted by the monks.  There will be guided tours of the monastery, a monastic marketplace, silent auction, and more.  Adults: 21 and older only; $50 per ticket.  The Abbey is on the hilltop above Mount Angel, Ore. Information: 503-845-3030.  Go to www.mountangelabbey.org/sbf-2017.

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show
July 8 - 9

The Finest Celebration of Lavender & Art, at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, OR!  The one place where all things lavender blend with the premier art show of work painted in the lavender fields of Oregon.  Enjoy distinctive lavender products, essential oils, art and craft booths, and the plein air art show. Relax & partake in lavender food & refreshment while listening to talented musicians.  Try lavender crafts or visit a nearby lavender farm.  Proceeds benefit charity.  It will be held from July 8 - 9.  For more, visit www.WVLavenderFestival.org.

HAREFEST 7
July 14 - 15

HAREFEST 7 is the Northwest's nostalgic music festival featuring 18 of the region's best tribute bands, 18 hours of music, delicious foods, onsite camping, and a whole bunch of really fun concert goers - all taking place at Pat Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR!  This year's lineup features tributes to Journey, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Heart, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, Beastie Boys, Van Halen, The Who, Motley Crue, Scorpions, and Poison.  It will be held from July 14 - 15.  Tickets and info at www.harefest.com.

Mas Sajady: Survivor or Two Near Death Experiences
and Founder of Medihealing
July 14 - 16
(Non-Annual Event)

Mas Sajady, survivor of two near death experiences (NDEs) and Founder of Medihealing®, is bringing his rare knowledge and abilities to Portland for the first time, from July 14 - 16.  He experienced his second near death by drowning while on vacation with his family in Belize. While tubing down a river in the rainforest, he was forcefully pulled into an underwater cavern and pinned far below the surface. After fighting to escape, he eventually left his body, ascending into a higher realm of consciousness where he discovered being limitless.  When he later woke on a pile of rocks, he soon noticed he could see the frequencies that make up bodies, minds and spirits. Overtime, he discovered he has the ability to assist in shifting individuals’ personal vibration to help them tap into their Pure Source core energy.  All are invited to attend Mas Sajady's upcoming events: on Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m., he will be speaking on "Exponential Intelligence: Know/Heal Yourself" at Marylhurst University's Hawthorn Room in Marylhurst.  He'll also be available for more talks on Saturday and Sunday at Lake Theater & Cafe in Lake Oswego for a FREE Public Service Program: Support for Teens Experiencing Depression (in person and online); "50 Shades of Great Relationships; "Relationships After Dark" (VIP); and "Industrial-Strength Group Healings (3 groups of 12).  For more details, visit www.mas-sajady.com.

61st West Linn's Annual Old Time Fair
July 14 - 16

This is West Linn's signature annual event held in beautiful Willamette Park at
the confluence of the Tualatin and Willamette Rivers.  West Linn's annual Old Time Fair attracts more than 13,000 people throughout the 3-day event. The Old Time Fair includes: Coronation of the Old Time Fair Queen, Car Show, Olde Time Baseball Game, Exhibitor and Food booths, Local
Musical and Exhibition performers, Beer Garden, Parade, Carnival and more....It will be held from July 14 - 16.  To learn more, visit www.westlinnoregon.gov/oldtimefair.

Portland’s Bastille Day Largest on the West Coast
Saturday, July 15

Look for live music, games, arts and crafts, and a French market including wine and cuisine.  Portland’s Bastille Day celebration is a lively festival with an emphasis on French food, culture and fun!  Savor crêpes, shop for things French, cheer the Waiters Race, and enjoy live music with a French theme.  Bastille Day honors the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris in 1789.  Hosted by the Alliance Francaise de Portland, it will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 12 - 6 p.m. at Jamison Square: 810 NW. 11th Ave. in Portland.  For more information, visit www.afportland.org.

Columbia County Fair & Rodeo
July 19 - 23

The Columbia County Fair will be held this year on July 19 through 23.  Our address at the fairgrounds is 58892 Saulser Rd. in St. Helens.  On Wednesday, July 19 is our Senior Day and Veterans Day where they get into the fair for FREE until 3 p.m.  Also on that day, we are having a my fair lady contest for the Seniors from the different communities around the country.  On Thursday will be our Kids Day where kids under 17 get in FREE until 3 p.m.  Friday and Saturday nights, we will have the N.P.R.A. rodeo that is FREE with a paid admission to the fair.  We also have a plant sale that will be open every day of the fair.  Our hours for the fair are 10 a.m. till 11 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. till 12 midnight on Friday, and Saturday.  Sundays, we are open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.  We have a pirate ship and birds this year, along with some great entertainment.  For more information, please check out our website at www.columbiacountyfairgrounds.com.  It will have a list of the entertainment and what hours that they will be playing under the fair schedule. 

Pacific Women's Herbal Conference
September 22 - 24
(Southwest Washington)

Join us for the 3rd Annual Pacific Women's Herbal Conference in Monroe, WA.  A gala, educational gathering deepening our connection with ourselves, our communities and our planet...See you there!  To learn more, visit www.pacificwomensherbalconference.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.

"Investing Simplified" (Radio Show)
Every Saturday

Chuck Price, CRFA, CSA can be reached via his website at pfgwm.com or by calling
(877) 50-PRICE.  For more information about the show, visit www.investingsimplifiedradio.com and to learn about his book, go to  www.investingsimplifiedbook.com.