A fundraising event for the Pixie Project animal adoption and rescue center, you can enjoy beer, games, raffles and a good time all to benefit your furry friends! The Beer Stube at Skibowl West and the 70 Meters Bar & Grill at Multorpor Lodge at Skibowl East will be hosting Powder for Pups from 6 - 9 p.m. It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 87000 E. Hwy. 26 in Government Camp. More online at skibowl.com.
Watch five games of WFTDA sanctioned roller derby at the Clark County Event Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. Game 1: Avalanche City Roller Derby vs. Treasure Valley Rollergirls; Game 2: reigning BLT champs Gorge Roller Derby vs. Palouse River Rollers; Game 3: 3rd place game between losers of Games 1 & 2; and the championship game between winners of Games 1 & 2 is at 6 p.m. The event is located at 7402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Let's get crabby! Join your fellow seafood lovers for a crab dinner and fun. As an alternative, prime rib available for those with seafood allergies. Crabbing is an integral part of the Bandon community. To celebrate and honor this tradition, the second annual Bandon Crab Fest is extended this year as a two-day event. Some of Bandon’s favorite musicians will entertain throughout each meal. Saturday night dinner is enliven with dancing music, while Sunday afternoon brings easy-listening. Whichever your preferred time, meal, and listening pleasure, the Crab Fest is not to be missed! The Bandon Crab Fest is from Feb. 22 - 23 at Old Town Marketplace: 250 1st ST. SW. in Bandon. Go to bandoncrabfest.square.site.
The FisherPoets Gathering is an authentic, creative celebration of life in the commercial fishing industry. A hundred fisher poets from coasts near and far share original stories, songs and poetry with each other. Enjoy storytelling, workshops, a self-guided cannery tour film and visual arts. It will be held from Feb. 28 - March 1. Numerous venues throughout downtown Astoria will be hosting FisherPoet Gathering events, so check the website for locations at www.fisherpoets.org.
The West Coast's longest-running consumer golf expo returns, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1! Take advantage of the lowest prices of the year on name-brand clubs from the industry's leading manufacturers, hit balls on a free driving range stocked with the year's hottest new clubs, play fun skills contests to win stay-and-play vacations, receive FREE lessons from top pros, enjoy beer and distillery tastings, plus special areas for kids, golf fitness and more. In addition, a $15 ticket includes up to four rounds of golf and more! It will be held at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland. Hours, exhibitors and activities at PortlandGolfShow.com.
The Bricks Cascade event showcases products like custom-made plastic elements and old or vintage LEGO sets and many more related products and services and in the Sporting Goods, Toys & Games industry. The event is for all ages, from the expert builder to those who just appreciate seeing the creations. It will be held from Feb. 29 - March 1 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland. Go online to brickscascade.com.
Musica Lanterna Concert Series Project presents the fourth concert of the season in an intimate setting of Tandem Hall, Downtown Vancouver Washington. Join Florida-based Czech-American concert pianist David Kalhous in a program of solo piano music from Baroque to Contemporary styles. An evening is accompanied by an art exhibition of an award winning fluid artist Joanne Cavallaro. Special guest: 14 years old pianist Jeffrey Tso. Audiences are invited to join an after concert Talk/Conversation. You will be able to share your impressions, ask questions and get to know more insights directly from our artists. Drinks and refreshments are provided by Boomerang Bistro. Where? Tandem Hall at Boomerang Bistro, 808 Main Street, Vancouver, WA. When? February 29th, doors open at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets and info at www.musicalanterna.com.
Hosted by the Portland Christian Science Lecture Series, their third speaker this season is Phillip Hockley, CS of Chesterfield, Missouri. Phillip will share how the perspective of God and reality that Christian Science opens up is one that offers freedom from whatever in our lives seems painful, debilitating, or limiting. You will learn how Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery in the nineteenth century is still relevant to our lives today because of what it reveals about God’s great love for each of us and its powerful, life-transforming effects. His talk is on Thursday, March 5, 7:15 p.m. at the PSU Native American Student and Community Center: 1422 SW. 11th Ave. in Portland. More online at pdxcslectureseries.com.
This year, the 3-day festival will bring 12+ bands, new venues, dancers and workshops! It will be held from March 6 - 8 at the Crown Alley Irish Pub: 21712 Pacific Way in Ocean Park. For details, visit their Facebook page.
The 2020 Nehalem Winterfest at NCRD is made up of three shows, from March 6 - 8. On Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., Marlin James Band will be performing. They are one of the Northwest's most requested Country/Rock bands! They have been recognized as Band of the Year by 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis and recorded the hit song 'That Old Familiar Pain' on the hit TV Show 'Supernatural'. They are influenced by Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels and other well known names in country music. Eagle Eyes will take the stage on Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m. They are a tribute band to the legendary music of the EAGLES. Eagle Eyes has taken great care in recreating the harmonies and capturing the live true magic that the Eagles were renowned for. Hailing from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the four members of Eagle Eyes have over 120 years of combined experience as professional touring musicians. And the third within the lineup of performers is The Mel Brown Quartet on Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. They came together in the fall of 2002 at Jimmy Mak's, a popular jazz club in Portland, Oregon. All seasoned jazzmen, the group has become a mainstay in the Portland jazz scene playing to enthusiastic, full capacity crowds at every appearance. In the 1999 Brown was inducted into the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of fame. The Nehalem Winterfest is located at 36155 9th St. in Nehalem. Go online to ncrd.org.
The 10th Anniversary of the Washington State Horse Expo is March 6th through 8th at the Clark County Event Center: 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield, Washington. Don’t miss a weekend gathering of horse experts, vendors, a kid’s corral and clinicians like Stacy Westfall, Steve Rother, Evan Bonner, Robert Eversole and many more! Advance discount tickets are available ONLINE and at participating Wilco Farm stores February 3rd through March 5th. Follow their page on Facebook and visit WashingtonStateHorseExpo.com for more details.
Every year the Winter Music festival offers bands that you would see on big outdoor festival stages across the country. It has featured artists such as Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, Bill Rhoades, Cee Cee James, and Jim Gustin & Truth Jones from California. This year there will still be big name acts but with one exception. They will be all cultivated from the northwest region. Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee Norman Sylvester has been entertaining audiences for years. This multi-award winning “Boogie Cat” is known for being the ultimate showman and giving back to the community. The Strange Tones is Portland’s Premier Crime-a-Billy band and are in the Muddy Award Hall of Fame for winning Best Contemporary Band four years running. Seattle based songstress Lady A is a national and international sensation with her performance that is rooted in blues and gospel. Local multi-talented musician and visual artist Chris Hamann Band is inspired to play and draw by passionate performers around the area, including fellow guitarist Norman Sylvester. The Rae Gordon Band features a powerhouse blues and soul singer, searing slide guitar, a tight pulsing rhythm section and soaring horns. The Generator band is a high energy act that highlights brilliant 5-part harmonies with an infectious groove and tight arrangements. The Winter Music Festival is on Saturday, March 7 and held at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge & Ballroom: 13121 SE. McLoughlin Blvd. in Milwaukie with music on two stages. The venue also offers a large dance floor, a full service bar and food menu, parking and is across the street from the MAX Orange line. Doors open 2:00 p.m. and music starts at 3 p.m. with raffle and silent auction items. For more, visit winterbluesfest.net.