The Rotary Clubs of Salem and South Salem present the Rotary Triathlon/River Run that is on Sunday, October 1, featuring Wallace Marine Park, Riverfront Park and Minto-Brown Island Park. In addition to Olympic/Sprint distance triathlons, the Rotary River Run features 5K and 10K distances. Participants swim the Willamette River, bike rural River Road South, and run across the newly constructed Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge. There will be food, drink, and health/wellness booths for participants, family, friends, and the public. To register or get more info: Rotarytriathlonofsalem.org.
Enjoy the Blues, Brews & Cruise event on October 6th from 6 - 9 p.m., immediately following the 26th Annual Sea Cruise Car Show’s Show ‘n’ Shine in Crescent City, California. See the fabulous cars cruise through downtown, enjoy food and quaff local craft beers from two local breweries – Port O’Pints Brewing Company and SeaQuake Brewing. Dance and listen to DJ music until Brad Wilson and the Rollin’ Thunder Band wow you with their great combinations of live Blues and Rock music starting at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy the festivities. Contact by phone: (707) 464-3174. For more information, go to www.delnorte.org/event/blues-brews-cruise.
Explore the beauty of nature and the wonders of our eco-region at SW Washington’s Birdfest & Bluegrass. Most people don’t even know about the amazing gem hidden right in their own backyard - the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)! Just 20 minutes north of Portland, Ridgefield NWR hosts hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife, and is the home of the celebration of the fall migration of the Sandhill Crane. It will be held from Oct. 6 - 8. Saturday and Sunday are packed with activities for all ages, all over town! From bird walks and bird language workshops to Sandhill Crane tours and a variety of hikes including: photo, geology, ethnobotany, and an evening hike, there is plenty to do and see! Kayaking and Big Canoe river trips can be reserved in advance. Check out the web site and the schedule of events at ridgefieldfriends.org.
The Peninsula Arts Association Fall Art Show will be held October 6 through 8 in Long Beach, WA. at the old train depot on Pacific and NW Third Street (across from Dennis Company). There is also an artist boutique on the same dates next door at the PAA office with gift items by your local artists for sale. Admission is FREE. Hours of the show and boutique are: Friday October 6th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, October 7th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, October 8th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On Sunday there is an Artist Reception at 3 p.m. - meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, find out who won the raffle prizes for donated art. Please join us to see new original works by member of Peninsula Arts Association. To learn more, visit www.beachartist.org.
Bring your own clean apples and containers to participate in the free apple pressing, a popular feature. Also on tap at the family-friendly, FREE event: live music, tours of the Land Bridge, arts and crafts for kids, tree care workshops, food vendors, and a hard cider tent for adults. The Urban Forestry Commission will give away a limited number of tree cuttings from the Old Apple Tree. Celebrate Vancouver's annual Old Apple Tree Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Old Apple Tree Park, located at 112 SE. Columbia Way in Vancouver. Go to www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.
The 2nd Annual Rose City PhotoFair is Sunday, October 8th at the Jackson Armory: 6255 NE. Cornfot Rd. in Portland. PhotoFair has been conducting camera show / swaps since 1975 and we are delighted to bring another show to Portland. Dozens of dealers with scores of tables filled with all things photographic. Vintage, Collectible and Modern Digital at great deals. KEH will be on hand to buy your unwanted gear. Visit out website at www.photofair.com for more information on all our shows in California and Oregon.