As rich as the heritage of Clark College itself, the Clark College Jazz Festival has been host to one of the largest jazz festivals in Southwest Washington for over 50 years! Held the last weekend in January in Gaiser Hall on the beautiful Clark College campus, the festival attracts over 60 middle and high school instrumental jazz ensembles for the three day competitive festival. During the day, groups perform to an esteemed panel of adjudicators made up of renowned jazz educators and performers for the privilege of returning to perform in the evening finals competition where they will be ranked for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. On the final evening of the festival, one band from the entire festival is selected to receive the coveted Sweepstakes Trophy, a tradition which has been passed down since 1963. The Clark College Jazz Festival now offers two middle school divisions! The festival will be held from Jan. 23 - 25 at Gaiser Hall Theater: 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per day. Go to clark.edu.
First Taste is an event of epic proportion featuring the best in Oregon Wines, Hard Ciders, Spirits, Brews & Delectable Eats and a one of a kind shopping experience. They'll also have a variety of exhibitors. The event is from Jan. 24 - 25 at 2330 NE. 17th St., Columbia Hall in Salem. Visit firsttasteoregon.com.
The Festival includes square, round, and clogging dance and draws participants from across the western United States. Dancers and watchers alike are welcome to socialize and enjoy these classic American traditions! "The Diamonds of Dance" Mid-Winter Festival is from Jan. 24 - 26 a the Linn County Expo Center: 3700 Knox Buttle Rd. in Albany. Visit midwinterfestival.com.
The Oregon Coast Film Festival is in its 7th season and announced the 2020 film festival for January 24-25 at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay. The film festival is an exhibition of Oregon films, filmmakers, cinematographers and photographers. The 2-day festival program includes shorts and documentary films, photography collections, student films and selected feature films. The annual event is located at 229 S. Broadway (along Hwy. 101) in the downtown area. More online at oregoncoastfilmfestival.org.
Our January weekend celebrates the world of Oregon truffles and the culinary bounty of the southern Willamette Valley. With hands-on cooking classes, truffle dog training, truffle hunts and workshops, learning opportunities abound at the Eugene weekend. Decadent truffle breakfasts, lunches, dinners and the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace are offered as part of weekend packages and a limited number of experiences are sold à la carte. The Eugene Weekend takes place from Jan. 24 - 26 at various locations in Eugene. Details online at oregontrufflefestival.org.
A costumed thrift shop crawl, a potluck brunch tailgate party and costume exchange, PLUS Awards Dinner! Who will win the fabulous Find O' the Day Tiara? Two miracle miles on Hwy 99 with 5 thrift store stops and one Vintage Mall- Curosities moved to Main Street fall of 2019! 8 stops total if you start in Hillsboro at the bins plus a Beaverton stop! If you don't like Goodwill, note that 5 of the stops are NOT Goodwill stores. Wear "Hunting Attire" (you decide what that means)To ignite your creativity I've started a Pinterest Board on types of "hunters". You will see some of us wearing Zebra prints on our Hunting attire.. That is in remembrance of two long time Goodwill Hunters, and dear friends, Moonbeam and Steve Fritz. The Goodwill Hunting Thrift Crawl is on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., starting at 12060 SW. Main St. in Portland. For details, visit their Facebook page.
It’s a New Year and a New You! Join us on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the Health, Wellness & Abundance Show at Vancouver Mall, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive in Vancouver! We’ll have exhibitor demonstrations, guest speakers, FREE samples, show specials and helpful tips, tools and products you can use to keep your resolutions and get on track to living your dreams in 2020! See a list of participating vendors at www.acontractorscoach.com in community events! See you on January 25th at Vancouver Mall!
All You Can Eat Until It’s Gone! Crab dinner includes French bread, coleslaw, baked beans, choice of coffee or soda and great fun! Tickets may be purchased locally at the Yachats Lions Thrift Store: 236 4th St.; Judith’s Kitchen Tools: 261 Hwy 101; by mail to Yachats Lions Club: POB 66, Yachats, OR 97498; or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Yachats Lions Annual Crab Feed is on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Yachats Lions Hall: corner of W. 4th & Pontiac in Yachats, from 12:30 - 5 p.m. All sales are final. For more information, call Kevin at (541) 563-5629. Visit e-clubhouse.org.
The longest running Windless Kite Festival takes place January 25 - 26, 2020 in Long Beach, WA (Long Beach Elementary, located at 400 S Washington). There will be demos, competitions, workshop and a pro/am event on Sunday. If you've never seen a windless competition, you are in for a treat! Spence Watson and Kristian Slater, our featured flyers, are going to be rocking it at The Windless Kite Festival this year! Hope to see you there. For more, visit their Facebook page.
Join along for the Race for Warmth to support Operation Warm Heart, a Clark Public Utilities customer-funded program to help limited-income families in crisis situations who need help paying their electric bills. Every dollar of your Race for Warmth registration goes directly to Operation Warm Heart. The event is on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Clark Public Utilities: 12000 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver. Registration starts at 7 a.m. More online at clarkpublicutilities.com.
Get ready for SO MUCH THEATER (11 days worth of over 120 acts of creation, in fact), because Portland’s annual festival of new performance, Fertile Ground, is here! Fertile Ground is delightfully uncurated, which means it can be insane. More importantly, it’s one of Portland’s most accessible and affordable arts festivals. The event is from Jan. 30 - Feb. 9 at various locations within the Portland metro area. More online at fertilegroundpdx.org.
The Portland Seafood & Wine Festival features 175 exhibitors in 90,000 square feet of space with entertainment, lots of fresh Oregon seafood and wine, craft beers, cider, and distilled spirits! Taste some of Oregon’s best wines from over 65 wineries and munch on deliciously fresh seafood at the peak of Dungeness Crab season! You're encouraged to bring the whole family! With face painters, balloon artists and so much more! Everyone is sure to look forward to coming every year! It will be held from Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland. More online at pdxseafoodandwinefestival.com.
The 47th annual KEZI Boat & Sportsmen's Show, presented by Bi-Mart, will be packed with adventure at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, January 31-February 2, 2020. The show features the Megabirds live daily shows; Combat Hero Bike Build will bring an incredibly unique bike for a severely wounded combat veterans; and guests can sign up to win our Greatest Giveaways ever including a Polaris Rzr; Smoker Craft boat, motor, trailer; package; Apex travel trailer; Gold Beach Fishing Getaway; Fishing Kayak Package; Surf Perch Fishing Adventure and many more. The show is jam-packed with 100s of exhibits, displays and attractions representing the breadth of the outdoor recreation industry including fan favorites: the Seven Feathers Big Game Room with the latest Oregon Record Book display, new Tour of NW Big Game and the 2020 Head & Horns Competition. Youngsters will enjoy the new Kid's Adventure Zone with the BB Gun Range, Live Trout Pond, Inflatable Archery Range and Ax Throwing, Shooting Gallery and Zipline. Everyone will enjoy the Anglers Showcase, Giant Fish Tank, guides from Alaska to Africa, Tuff Shed Dream Starter and expert seminars. It's lots of fun for the whole family! Hours: Friday, Noon-9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Admission: $8.00 for adults or $6.00 with a Bi-Mart $2.00 off coupon good Friday and Sunday only. Children ages 6 to 12 are $1.00 and under 5 are FREE. Seniors 65 and up admitted FREE from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday courtesy of, the Eugene Register Guard and Seven Feathers Casino Resort.
Come Join the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce for a night of fun for our annual Super Auction! There will be heavy appetizer, bar, and dessert dash to add to the evening! We will be located at the Chinook Seafood Grill: 1501 NW. 40th Pl in Lincoln City on Saturday, February 8th from 5 - 9 p.m. holding our silent and live auction.
With the Lincoln City Chamber Super Auction to be a fun kick-off to Antique & Collectibles Week. Be sure to grab an Antique & Collectibles Week map and get them signed off from each one of the listed businesses to put into a drawing for a grand prize! Also, Vintage Valentine crafting at the Cultural Center on Feb. 9th. There will be a special Japanese Glass Float drop along the Lincoln City 7 Mile Beach. The Antique & Collectibles Week runs from Feb 8th - Feb 17th, 2020!
Oregon wine and truffles: sheer bliss! We celebrate this singular pairing and explore the shared terroir of wine and truffles during our Yamhill weekend in the northern Willamette Valley. The Yamhill weekend offers an immersive package for a limited number of truffle aficionados, as well as an action-packed schedule of à la carte events, including cooking classes and a Fresh Truffle Marketplace. The Yamhill Valley Wine Country is from Feb. 14 - 16 at various locations. More online at oregontrufflefestival.org.