MAY 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
May 4 - 6

More than forty artists will unveil new work during the 18th annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival May 4,5,6 in Cannon Beach, which has been recognized as "One of the 100 Best Art Towns in America." Work will include watercolors, pastels and oil paintings, bronze, stone or metal sculpture, blown or fused glass, ceramics and jewelry. The weekend will also include demonstrations, receptions and live music. Additionally, twenty chefs are participating in "Art from the Chef'sTable"  featuring special “edible art” menu items based upon selections from the galleries, and served only during the weekend...More  

Intrigue: 
A Day of Fashion & Lifestyle for Women after 50!
Saturday, May 5 

Come celebrate aging! This boutique event is about inspiring women over 50 to live well and have fun!  Traipse through a unique and high quality fashion show.  Indulge in exclusive shopping opportunities.  Meet and talk with motivating and inspiring exhibitors on nutrition, fitness, horticulture, and more.  Participate in a creative art experience.  Enjoy a glass of wine with appetizers.  Laugh, learn, connect, and leave happy...More 

Master Gardeners Spring Garden Fair
May 5 - 6

Over 100 vendors with everything for the gardener!  Annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, tools, garden art and much more.  This two day event has plenty of FREE attractions too - making it worth the drive to Canby...More

Northwest Quilters "Festival of Quilts"
May 11 - 12

Over 300 quilts and special exhibits are on display.  They'll have Quilts of Valor, Bid and Buy booth, Small Quilt raffle, numerous vendors, including their show sponsor Montavilla Sewing Centers.  This year's featured quilter is Kathie Kerler.  Her works will be on display for the entire show.  Judged is a word they don’t like to use. The quilts will be evaluated by a selected panel of Northwest Quilters members.  The 2018 challenge quilt theme is “Festival of Quilts.”  There will be (2) prize baskets (donated mdse by the members of Northwest Quilters Inc) one (1) given away each day of the show. Winner need not be present to win.  Their raffle quilt “Spice Market” Vicky Wozniak pieced by Joy Nichols, Nancy Tubbs, Kathy Anderson and Brenda Youngston, Machine quilted by Robin Hill. Cost of raffle tickets is $1.00 each.  Drawing will be on the last day of the show, winner need not be present.  Silent Auction we call Bid and Buy.  Various quilting products, some new some used, possibly a small quilt or two or three.  Food will be available onsite...More  

CABA Classic Alpaca Halter & Fleece Show
May 11 - 13

Every year, hundreds of alpacas and alpaca enthusiasts, as well as fiber art enthusiasts, gather for the Northwest's largest and most prestigious alpaca shows, Alpaca Association of Western Washington's (AAWW) Alpacapalooza and the CABA Classic.  This year, these shows have joined for one grand event under one roof.  What better way to learn more about the alpaca industry than to talk to hundreds of breeders and meet their alpacas face-to-face, all under one roof?  This is your opportunity.  And it's FREE!  The special event will feature alpacas in the show ring competition, comprised of classes judging conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas.  Throughout the weekend, artisans will showcase alpaca fiber and examples of felting, fiber arts and more. Vendors and farm displays will sell the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items...More

McMenamins UFO Festival 
May 17 - 19 

The UFO-curious are invited to the McMenamins UFO Festival for multiple days of fun and mind-expanding opportunities!  Activities include more live music than ever, the always-fun UFO parade, pet costume contest, 5K alien dash, costume ball, a new wine tasting event, a new UFO/alien trivia night, and so much more.  This year's speakers are Jeremy Corbell, UFO phenomena researcher and filmmaker, speaking about the government’s UFO secrecy and Area 51; Randall Nickerson & Ariel School Eyewitnesses talking about an alien craft encounter; and George Knapp, an award-winning journalist and radio host who will reveal new information about Skinwalker Ranch...More

Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers
May 18 - 20

 "Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers" is back for its Seventh Annual Appearance and is pleased to announce that five acclaimed authors will participate this year from Friday evening, May 18 until Sunday noon, May 20.  Popular authors Terry Brooks, Craig Lesley, Gina Ochsner, R.A. Salvatore and Amy Stewart, will be present to mingle, sign books and tell stories to an enthusiastic crowd in Cannon Beach, OR...More  

Ladd Marsh Bird Festival
May 18 - 20

The festival opens Friday night with music (original songs about birds and birding) by the Odd Strings followed by a presentation by Wallowa County biologist and photographer, Kendrick Moholt – “In Search of the Crowbar: Discovering Mythical Creatures Across Planet Earth.”  The wildlife area is open to birding and exploration.  Local birders will assist visitors with finding and identifying birds.  Also at the birding stations, artists sponsored by Art Center East will be painting or sketching plein air.  Kid’s activities including building a birdhouse, coloring a canvas tote and the Junior Birder program will be available.  You can also take in an afternoon bird walk, a live raptor presentation by Blue Mountain Wildlife and information on native plants for birds...More

Portland Pug Crawl
Sunday, May 20

The annual Pug Crawl is one of Portland’s most popular dog-friendly events!  The Parade of Pugs is open only to pugs and pug-mixes, but any dog-friendly dogs are welcome at the event. People of all ages are also welcome.  This year's theme is "Blast to the Past!"  Bring your pug (and yourself!) dressed in your favorite “decades” costume, from top hats and crinolines of the 1860s, flappers of the 1920s, tie dye of the 1960s, shoulder pads of the 1980s, to crop tops of today—and EVERYTHING in between. Madonna, MC Hammer, Bonnie and Clyde, The Beatles, Gatsby, Marilyn Monroe, Rosa Parks, and Mr. Peanut will share the parade route to represent years gone by...More 



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, "Your Retirement Made Simple," go to www.Amazon.com.