WINTER 2019

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

Salem on Ice
November 17 - January 20

Bring the family to enjoy seasonal outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Salem at the beautiful Riverfront Park.  Join for skating, refreshments and wonderful memories...More 

Portland Old Time Music Gathering
January 16 - 20

Every January, old time musicians, square dancers and friends of all ages come together in Portland for an extended weekend of carousing and connection.  The event, which began as a house party, is defined by concerts, jam circles, giant dances, voice and instrument workshops, a one-of-a-kind cabaret, and more.  Hosted by Bubbaville, the Portland Old Time Music Gathering will be held at various venues...More  

Rose City Classic
January 16 - 20

If you are interested in purebred dogs this is the show to attend!  It is one of the biggest dog shows in America and attracts top dogs from virtually all breeds and varieties.  If you want to see a particular breed or locate a breeder, these are great shows to visit.   The Rose City Classic hosts great AKC agility trials.  This means that some of the fastest canine athletes in America compete at these shows...More

Bookapalooza
January 17 - 19
(Southwest Washington)

This is a FREE event.  Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation is hosting a used-book sale in Library Hall.  They'll have thousands of books, DVDs and CDs for sale as part of their fundraiser.  Cost is .50 - $1...More  

Eagle Watch at The Dalles Lock & Dam
Saturday, January 19

Fun for the whole family, The Dalles Dam is an ideal location to view migrating bald eagles.  Join the Rangert at this annual event.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and cameras.  In case of inclement weather, the event may be rescheduled.  The Eagle Watch will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3545 Bret Clodfelter Way in The Dalles.  Times are from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Go to business.thedalleschamber.com

Mt. Hood Skibowl: Powder for Pups
Saturday, January 19

Hosted by the Pixie Project animal shelter, you can enjoy beer, games, raffles and good time all to benefit our 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...More 

Artistry in Wood Show
January 19 - 20

Hosted by The Coastal Carvers, the annual Artistary in Wood Show is a FREE event for kids and adults.  They'll have carving competitions, seminars, raffle and a featured artist.  It will be held from Jan. 19 - 20 at the Chinook Winds Convention Center: 1777 NW. 44th St. in Lincoln City.


Yachats Agate Festival
January 19 - 20

This year the Annual Yachats Agate Festival will feature spectacular agates, plus minerals, gems, crystals and fossils on display at the Yachats Commons.  Many of the vendors return every year bringing new specimens and products with them.  It will be held from Jan. 19 - 20.  The festival is located at 441 Highways 101 in Yachats.  Times are from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Go to yachatsagatefestival.com.


A Message of Hope:
A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior
Monday, January 21

Join the Chehalem Cultural Center in commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This year's theme is "A Message of Hope."  In addition to spoken word, musical, vocal and dance performances, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker Dr. Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield College.  This is a FREE event for all ages...More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 21

Hosted by Oregon State University, the annual Peace Breakfast, held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while honoring members of the Oregon State community who carry his message and work forward in the present.  The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address will follow the Peace Breakfast at 11:00 a.m. in the La Sells Stewart Center.  This year’s Keynote Speaker is Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, author and advocate for social justice.  Reviving an Oregon State tradition, the Keynote Address will be followed by a Peace March at 12:30 p.m. from the La Sells Stewart Center to the Student Experience Center Plaza...More 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
Monday, January 21

Hosted by the Skanner Foundation, attend the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast.  This year's keynote speaker is King County Councilor Larry Gossett.  You are encourage to bring 2 cans of food per person.  The breakfast will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Red Lion on the River Jantzen Beach: 909 N. Hayden Island Dr. in Portland.  Reserve your seat online by going to www.theskanner.com


Eagle Cap Extreme
January 23 - 26

This is the West's only Iditarod and Yukon Quest Qualifier.  The Eagle Cap Extreme runs through the rugged Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon.  It has been described as challenging, fun and drop-dea beautiful by participants alike.  There will be several race distances: 20, 31, 100 and 200 miles.  You're encouraged to arrive early and witness how excited the dogs get when they do what they love: RACE!...More 

The Joriad North American Truffle Dog Championship
Thursday, January 24

Watch and experience some of the world’s most talented truffle dogs as they compete in the 5th annual Joriad Truffle Dog Championship. The Joriad™ begins in the morning with a series of qualifying events where spectators can cheer-on the teams as they race to search for hidden truffle-scented targets. Finalists are announced at the end of the morning’s qualifying events.  The morning’s finalists will advance to the Joriad™ Field Trial the afternoon of the 24th for an authentic head-to-head and nose-to-ground action in the wild where nature alone determines location, variety, and quantity of rare Oregon truffles...More

Clark College Jazz Festival
January 24 - 26
(Southwest Washington)

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!  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!  It will be held from Jan. 24 - 26 at Clark College's Gaiser Student Center: in Vancouver.  To learn more, visit www.clark.edu.

Oregon Truffle Festival
January 24 - 27

The 14th annual Oregon Truffle Festival has four elegant and unique weekend experiences to offer: The Epicurious, The Gourmand, The Truffle Growers All-In Adventure, and The Urban Forager. A la carte events include Thursday’s Joriad Truffle Dog Championship and evening dance party celebration, Saturday’s Grand Truffle Dinner, and Sunday’s Fresh Truffle Marketplace.  As always, there will be new events, new venues, and new faces to help us celebrate Oregon truffles and culinary traditions, and the best of Oregon wine.  The activities are from Jan. 24 - 27 at various venues in Eugene.  Go to oregontrufflefestival.org


Portland International Auto Show
January 24 - 27

The Portland International Auto Show is the largest auto show in the Pacific Northwest. With more than 480,000 square feet of exhibit space you will find over 600 vehicles from 35 manufacturers, the latest in car design and technology plus exotics from around the world. Get behind the wheel in one of our many Ride & Drives, watch live custom car builds, explore the latest advancements in electric vehicles and autonomous technology that will be here before we know it.  There is truly something for all ages including a kids zone, virtual reality simulators, motorcycles and so much more.  As always, an opportunity to win a new car and talk with industry experts.  It will be held from Jan. 24 - 27 at the Oregon Convention Center: 777 NE. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Portland.  Go to portlandautoshow.com.  


Fertile Ground
January 24 - February 3

A program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, it's a city-wide festival of new works.  You can enjoy 11 days of world premiere acts of creation.  Dozens of Portland artist-generated arts events of new work...and growing...The glow of creation shines out into the dark, water-kissed evenings of winter in the Pacific Northwest.  Fertile Ground works to give artists a platform for new work and develop new producers...More 

First Taste Oregon
January 25 - 26

First Taste is an event of epic proportion featuring the best in Oregon Wines, Craft Breweries, Hard Ciders, Spirits, Delectable Eats and a one of a kind shopping experience.  They offer live music both days in 2 locations throughout the event, featuring local music from talented artists from all over the state of Oregon.  First Taste Oregon offers a little something for everyone including luxurious art work from some of the states most renowned artists.  Whether you’re looking for a relaxing wine tasting experience or a sampling of something a bit more extravagant, First Taste has something to offer all who attend!  It will be held from Jan. 25 - 26 at the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center: Columbia Hall, located at 2330 NE. 17th St. in Salem.  Visit firsttasteoregon.com.


Florence Winter Music Festival
January 25 - 27

This is a family-friendly music festival with concerts in a beautifully appointed 400-seat theater.  Genres include bluegrass, Americana, and folk music.  Enjoy the Winter Arts Festival, pie sale, two nights of jamming, and see and hear great music.  The Florence Winter Music Festival is being held from Jan. 25 - 27 at the Florence Events Center: 715 Quince St. in Florence.  More online at www.wintermusicfestival.org.  

International Cat Show
January 25 - 27

The International Cat Show invites you to experience the international world and variety of CATS.  Real cats.  Unique breeds in diverse styles, shapes, colors and patterns, representing feline beauty from around the world.  Old breeds with histories, to rescues with a story, over 250 cats on display and competing.  Rescue cats and kittens will be available for adoption and rescue groups will also be selling cat related items.  Judges from around the world will be officiating.  Cat lovers will be able to shop for their finicky feline, as a large variety of vendors will be offering cat items not found in local stores, including teasers, beds, blankets, cat trees and treats...More 

Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show
Saturday, January 26

Looking for a new treasure or need to pretty-up dolly?  This very popular show has something for everyone, including the finest exhibitors in the West who fill the room with dolls, bears, miniatures, supplies, wigs, clothes books and accessories from Antique to Modern. Informal identification and doll stringing are available onsite. Click here 2019 January Clackamas Flyer for a printable discount coupon...More  

Oregon Wedding Showcase
January 26 - 27

For 30 years, this award-winning Bridal Show has been helping engaged couples make their special day perfect.  Meet wedding vendors, see runway fashion shows, and get ideas from the inspiration gallery.  The showcase is from Jan. 26 - 27 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds: 2330 17th St. NE in Salem.  Their website is www.oregonweddingshowcase.com.


Windless Kite Festival
January 26 - 27
(Washington State)

Come and check out the longest running indoor kiting event in all of North America On January 26 & 27, 2019 in Long Beach, WA.   It’s amazing!  Astounding performances by the best in the U.S.  Glenn Davison, from Massachusetts, is the featured flyer.  There will be demos and competitions from 9-3 on Saturday and the pro-am event takes place on Sunday...More  

Bend Boulder Bash 2019
Friday, February 1

Join along for Central Oregon’s premier bouldering competition!  This year’s Bash is super special as it will be hosted in conjunction with USA Climbing Open Bouldering Nationals.  Competitors will receive a bunch of great swag from Bend Rock Gym – shoe vouchers, free memberships, apparel and more.  Finalists will win some awesome bouldering gear from Metolius Climbing and a chance at the $5,000 Cash Purse!  Bend Boulder Bash is a great competition for climbers of all backgrounds.  This year, they will be adding a Masters category for female and male climbers 45 years and up.  The top three male and female competitors in category will win a bunch of great gear and perks from Bend Rock Gym.  Competitors will also receive free food and beverages from one of Bend’s best local breweries, Silver Moon. Bend Boulder Bash is also a great event for spectators! Grab a beer or kombucha, buy some raffle tickets to support Bend Endurance Academy (Bend’s Climbing Team) and watch some amazing climbing!  It will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Bend Rock Gym: 1182 SE. Centennial Ct. in Bend.  Go to www.visitbend.com.

Las Vegas World Amateur
Friday, February 1 (Early Bird Registration)
February 25 - 28 (Tournament)
(Las Vegas, Nevada)

Join golfers from around the world in the Las Vegas World Amateur. For players of all skill levels, the Las Vegas World Amateur is a three-day individual stroke play event (handicapped) golf tournament in one of America's most exciting cities. This year's event includes rounds at Chimera Golf Club, The Lexington & Concord courses at Revere Golf Club, and a fourth round at Royal Links Golf Club for flight winners.  Visit VegasWorldAm.com to see more about the prizes and contests planned for this year's event. Early Bird registration ends February 1, 2019. 

Glass Floats Treasure Hunting Season
February 1 - April 30

February through April is Beach Treasure Hunt season in Gold Beach.  Find a tagged glass float on our beach. Bring it to the Visitor Center to see if you’ve won a prize. There are weekly and monthly prizes.  First, make sure you search for the glass floats in the right location. They’re above the high surf line in the driftwood and beach grass.  Also, you will only find them from the Rogue River jetty to south of Kissing Rock.  That’s almost 3 miles of treasure hunting on our awesome beaches!  Head over to visitgoldbeach.com.


13th Annual Ho'ike
Saturday, February 2

Come celebrate a day of Hawaiian live music, Polynesian dancing, and Hawaiian culture.  On Saturday, February 2nd, Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a invites you to our 13th annual Ho'ike, benefitting the KIAKO Foundation and its mission to cultimate the Hawaiian Arts in the Pacific Northwest.  Two shows, a Matinee and an Evening Luau show will be held at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, The Performing Arts Center: 12000 SW. 49th Ave. in Portland.  Tickets for this family event are on sale now!  For information, visit www.kiako.org.  Aloha!


Portland Christian Science Lecture Series: 
Dave Hohle on "Time is Not a Factor in Your Life"
Thursday, February 7
(Non-Annual)

Hosted by the Portland Christian Science Lecture Series, guest speaker Dave Hohle will be educating on the topic entitled, "Time is Not a Factor in Your Life".  You'll learn about distinguishing between time and timelessness, age and agelessness, and encourages freedom from mortal limitations associated with time by understanding more about the spiritual nature of life. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the PSU Native American Student and Community Center: 710 SW. Jackson St. in Portland.  For details, go to pdxcslectureseries.com

2nd Annual Nehalem Winterfest
February 8 - 10

The North County Recreation District (NCRD) Performing Arts Center presents Winterfest, three great musical acts guaranteed to counteract the dreary days of winter.  Performances are from Feb. 8 - 10.  On Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 is "Kate & The Crocodiles" - a perennial favorite in the Northwest.  Their band consists of a classically-trained vocalist, soulful keyboardist; intuitive trumpeter of Pink Martini; and an amazing drummer with Pink Martini.  "The Pacific Quartet" is performing on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.  This two-time Grammy Award winning quartet is one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.  And, the festival concludes with the "Mel Brown Quartet" on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.  Mel Brown is an iconic jazz legend backed by a talented quartet - a mainstay in the Portland jazz scene.  Winterfest will be held at 36155 9th St. in Nehalem.  To learn more, visit www.ncrd.org.   

Lincoln City Antique & Collectibles Week
February 9 - 18

Enjoy special Antique & Collectibles Week sales from 100 dealers found at over 15 antique store locations throughout Lincoln City. From art, books and furniture, to pop culture, there are a variety of items to add to your collection.  The event will also celebrate the 160th anniversary of Oregon becoming a state, telling the story through railroad history and memorabilia.  Plus, they will have lots of events to go with the week of world-class antiquing.  Their Appraise-a-thon and the new pop-up Antique Faire are just a hint of what's in store this year.  It will be held from Feb. 9 - 18 at various venues throughout Lincoln City.  For details, visit lincolncityantiqueweek.com.

City Career Fair:
Diversity Employment Day
Wednesday, February 13

February 13th, 2019 is Diversity Employment Day for the City of Portland!  There will be hundreds of Jobs and Career positions being hired for from 45+ major employers like – Enterprise, State of WA, Multnomah County, XPO Logistics, Oregon State Lottery, Oregon Health Authority, City of Beaverton, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Albertine Kerr, State of Oregon Dept. of Transportation, FBI, Peace Health and many more.  Not only are these employers seeking to hire the best qualified candidates, they are also hiring to build a team and workforce that truly reflects all the communities they serve.  Mature Workers, Women, People with Disabilities, Multicultural Candidates, LGBTQ and Veterans are all part of the Diversity and Inclusion focus at the DED Career Fair taking place on Feb. 13 at the Portland Expo Center, located at 2060 N Marine Dr. in Portland.  Times are from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  More details at www.citycareerfair.com.   


ONGOING EVENTS:

Podcast Series: Holistic Nature of Us
Every Tuesday

My intent is to take us, you and I, into a better understanding of the concepts behind our holistic nature and how that ties directly to the holistic nature of the world around us.  It's time for practical action and profound inner change so our natural world is valued once again.  Released every Tuesday: Go to: www.judithdreyer.com for more details.