SPRING 2019

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

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!...More

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival 
March 23 - April 29

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is a truly stunning setting, with 40 acres of blooms in a rainbow of colors.  Walk through the tulip fields, set against the gorgeous backdrop of Mt. Hood.  Buy bulbs or cut flowers to take home, taste wine, and find weekend hot air balloons, vendors and activities for the whole family...More 

Florence Fest
April 26 - 27

The Florence Fest is a "sensory experience for your eyes, ears and palate." Carefully selected boutique Oregon wineries feature alongside seven jazz acts and a juried art show. Jazz acts range from premier Northwest acts to the internationally known. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance will host the 50+ piece art show which will also have works for sale. This event is for those ages 21 and over.  It will be held from April 26 - 27 at the Florence Events Center: 715 Quince St. in Florence.  Visit www.florencefestoregon.com


37th Annual Ceramic Showcase
April 26 - 28 

Please join us for one of the nation's largest all-ceramic shows! Featuring more than 150 Oregon Potters Association members, Ceramic Showcase offers visitors the opportunity to meet the artists, view and purchase their latest work. Visitors will find beautifully crafted sculptures, wall art, and functional pottery for the home, garden, and workplace – as well as beautiful gifts for Mother's Day, weddings, birthdays, housewarmings, and other celebrations...MORE 

Gathering of the Guilds
April 26 - 28

Six Portland-area guilds have joined forces to exhibit and sell art and fine craft. All items are unique and of exceptional quality. Please join us for live demonstrations, hands-on activities and hourly door prize drawings.  FREE admission!  Featuring 350 Northwest artists from these guilds:

The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

Oregon Glass Guild

Portland Bead Society

Creative Metal Arts Guild

Portland Handweavers Guild

In Partnership with the Oregon Potters Association...MORE 

28th Annual Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair
April 26 - 28
(Southwest Washington)

The 28th annual Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden idea Fair is coming to the Clark County Event Center Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 26 through 28, located at 17402 NE. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield.  It’s the perfect event anyone interested in the latest products and techniques that can lower monthly utility bills, considering a home remodel or looking to beautify their gardens.  The event features hundreds of home and garden businesses, indoor landscape displays, one of the largest plant sales in Clark County, local farmer’s market vendors and a variety of free hands-on activities for the whole family.  Admission is FREE.  Find a show guide and more information at homeandgardenideafair.com.


Northwest Cherry Festival
April 26 - 28

Bring the whole family and head to The Dalles for the 40th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival.  A longtime favorite among locals and visitors alike, the festival is set in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and showcases The Dalles’ deep agricultural heritage.  The 2019 theme: “Follow the Cherry Brick Road.”  The three action-packed days include numerous family-friendly events, including the Gorge’s largest parade – featuring the Cherry Festival Royalty with King Bing and Queen Anne, who are crowned that morning – a classic car show, a lip sync contest and great local music.  There’s also cherry sampling with the Oregon Cherry Growers, and a carnival with fun rides for all, plus an orchard job fair for the upcoming season.  It will be held from April 26 - 28 in downtown area of The Dalles.  Go to thedalleschamber.com


Women's Wellness Retreat
April 26 - 28

Escape for a weekend of wellness at Oregon Garden Resort for a Women's Wellness Retreat!  They are offering a weekend of relaxation with admission to The Oregon Garden, yoga, meditation, a green beauty demonstration, wine dinner and more!...MORE 

Ah Shucks! 14th Annual Charleston Oyster Feed
Saturday, April 27

The Charleston community invites seafood lovers to come celebrate fresh and delicious Coos Bay oysters at the 14th annual Charleston “Ahh Shucks!” Oyster Feed.  The celebration is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Dining Hall, located at 63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston on Saturday, April 27.  Go online to oregonsadventurecoast.com


Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol
Saturday, April 27

You are invited to experience Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we kick off National API Month and showcase the many diverse cultures of this vast area.  Music and dance performances will take place in the rotunda, we will have exhibits and demonstrations in the Galleria, and we will be offering three tower tours, first come, first served, weather permitting and capacity controlled. This is a wonderful and FREE spring event, happening rain or shine at YOUR capitol...MORE

McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival
Saturday, April 27

A fun event for all ages!  See the Boat Parade; learn about fishing on the McKenzie; and eat a delicious burger lunch cooked by your hosts, the McKenzie River Guide Association!  The McKenzie Rier Wooden Boat Festival is on Saturday, April 27 at Eagle Rock Lodge: 49198 McKenzie Hwy. in Vida.  Visit eaglerocklodge.com


McMinnville Food Truck Fest
April 27 - 28

All are invited to enjoy amazing foods from 16 vendors, wine, beer and live music on two stages at the McMinnville Food Truck Fest.  The first event will take place along Alpine Ave. in downtown McMinnville, from April 27 - 20.  To learn more, visit www.mcminnvillefoodtruckfestival.com.

Portland Great American Tiny House Show
April 27 - 28

On display will be Tiny Homes, Container Homes, Modular Homes and Portable Structures.  Additional exhibits will include building equipment, tools, supplies, real estate brokers, accessories, travel destinations and recreational products.  Attendees will be able to see the latest trends in tiny living. Learning from builders, project experts and lifestyle authors at the educational conferences or panel discussions.  Explore options on real estate developments for alternative housing locations around the United States.  And, enjoy great exhibits with accessories to compliment the “going small” experience...MORE  

Christian Science Lecture:
"The Healing Power of Stillness"
Sunday, April 28
(Non-Annual)

You are invited to a Christian Science talk entitled "The Healing Power of Stillness" by Larissa Snorek.  Learn how we can transform our life like she did when she received news that her job and place to live had fallen through.  With no place to stay the night and very little money remaining, she read from Psalms, “Whither shall I go from thy Spirit?  If I say Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.”  She glimpsed that there was no dark situation that the light of Christ couldn't penetrate.  She will share how that situation was resolved and more examples of how God meets all our needs.  The lecture is on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 1525 East Powell Blvd. in Gresham.  Call (503) 666-3212.  All are welcome.

Sacred Healing Workshop with Diane Dennis
Sunday, April 28
(Non-Annual)

This experiential and interactive workshop provides the foundation for how to discover the unhealed wound for the purpose of healing.  Taught by Diane Dennis, she will provide principles and protocols for healing, including re-framing beliefs and changing outcomes.  Attention will be given to how to journey through grief that serves our highest good, and how to hold a space for ourselves and others through the grief journey, and the benefits and consequences of skipping steps along the journeys of healing and grief.  The workshop is on Sunday, April 28, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Unity of Salem: 1777 Fabry Rd. SE in Salem.  Call (503) 364-0156 and visit www.unityofsalem.com.

Pendleton Cattle Baron's Weekend
May 2 - 4

Pendleton Cattle Barons Weekend was created in honor of our region’s cattlemen and ranchers and their legacy.  It’s an annual celebration of our ranching roots, with proceeds going to a worthy cause.  Join them for a weekend of geldings, grit and cowboy gear.  They'll have Stock Saddle Bronc Riding, Western SElect Invitational Horse Sale, Working Dog Sale, Train' Post Trade Show, Buckaroo BBQ Challenge, Gear Show & Sale, Ranch Rodeo and more.  It will be held from May 2 - 4 at the Pendleton Roundup Rodeo Arena: 1205 SW. Court Ave. in Pendleton.  Go online to www.cattlebarons.net.


Sandy River Spey Clave
May 3 - 4

The Sandy River Spey Clave is a gathering of anglers interested in two-hand fly rod fishing.  It's a place to run elbows with the best Spey casters and steelhead anglers.  It has been termed "The Woodstock of Spey Casting Events!"  You can try the latest tackle on the water; FREE demonstrations; beginning Spey Casting Class; and hundreds of rod/reel/line outfits to try on-the-water for FREE.  It will be held from May 3 - 4 at Oxbow Regional Park: 3010 SE. Oxbow Pkwy in Gresham.  Go online to flyfishusa.com.


Gorge Artists Open Studios
May 3 - 5

The Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour is an annual public tour showcasing the spectacular art of Gorge artists and providing insight into the studios where the art is created.  They offer a map to plan your art adventure.  View their list of talented artists and get a look at some of their work...MORE

The Big O International Roller Derby Tournament
May 3 - 5

The Big O features world class adult and junior derby teams that are sanctioned bouts featuring some of the top roller derby teams from around the world.  The Big O brings more than 4,000 athletes, parents and fans annually to the Eugene area and we expect the 2019 turnout to be bigger than ever!  It will be held from May 3 - 5 at the Lane Events Center: 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene.  Go to ecrg.com.

Tokeland North Cove Art Studio Tour & Auction 
Saturday, May 4
(Coastal Washington)

An art colony is a place where creative people live and exchange ideas with one another.  Think Big Sur or Laguna Beach in the 1950's and '60's for example.  These were the places artist went to "to get away from it all" and live the dream.  Today, Tokeland Washington is such a place - a haven for a diverse group of artists drawn here by beauty and isolation.  Once a year these artists open their studios and invite other artists to gather in communal spaces to show their work.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4th, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Pick up a FREE map at Georgetown Station Namascac Heritage Museum or follow the signs in Tokeland.  Ten locations will host 40 artists so arrive early and stay late for the Art Studio Auction at 5 p.m. at the Tradewinds by the Bay Conference Center, a fundraising event benefiting the Ocosta Student Art Program.  Go to www.tokelandnorthcove.com.    

Spring Garden Fair
May 4 - 5

This annual event is hosted by the Clackamas County Master Gardeners that attracts over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.  You can enjoy their exhibits, food court, showcase of irises, a potting station offering FREE soil, Ask a Master Gardener, and 10-Minute University.  It will be held from May 4 - 5 at the Clackamas County Event Center: 694 4th Ave. in Canby.  For more, go online to springgardenfair.org.

Easing Menopause - Naturally
Friday, May 10

Have the hot flashes, insomnia and mood swings got you down?  It is completely unnecessary to experience what seems to be the inevitable distress of the menopause.  Are you ready to reclaim your libido, your sanity and be able to get the rest you need?  Dr. Sandy understands and can help!  She offers some natural approaches to safely get your hormones back in balance and your life back in order.  Attend her online webinar called "Easing Menopause - Naturally" on Friday May 10 at 12 p.m. (PT).  Register at drsandybevacqua.com/product/easing-menopause-naturally/.  Contact Dr. Sandy Bevacqua at drsandybevacqua.com or send an email: admin@drsandybevacqua.com.

Meadowlark Comic Con 2019
Saturday, May 11

Meadowlark Comic Con, a pop culture convention in Southern Oregon, brings fans the ultimate fandom experience with a flavor of the community. Celebrity guests, comics and toys, video games, cosplay, and more. This year at Meadowlark Comic Con we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the popular Sci-Fi TV series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" with special guest appearances by Gil Gerard who played the title character, and Felix Silla who was responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki.  It will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Ramada Medford Hotel & Convention Center: 2250 Biddle Rd. in Medford.  Full guest list and info at www.meadowlarkcomiccon.com

Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast: Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 12

Treat Mom on Mothers day for some formal tea, sandwich and desserts prepared by a culinary team at Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.  You can also enjoy a brief history talk at their Gift Shop.  It will be held on Sunday, May 12 at 92072 US-101 in Yachats.  Times are from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  For reservations, go to www.hecetalighthouse.com.

Florence Rhododendron Festival
May 15 - 19

Second in Oregon only to Portland’s Rose Festival for longevity, the 112th annual Rhododendron Festival is quickly ramping up.  From classic cars to carnival rides to coronations; from bikers to bowls of chowder; from flower shows to the grand floral parade; there’s something for everyone.  It will be held at various locations within Florence.  To learn more, visit florencechamber.com.


Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair
May 17 - 19

Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair is one of the oldest Fairs in Oregon.  This family event features sheep show, tractor show, parade, fiber arts and crafts, music acts, classic car cruise-in, demonstrations, kids' events, and much more.  It will be held from May 17 - 19 at the Scio Fairgrounds: 38764 N. Ash St. in Scio.  Go to www.lambfair.com


18th Annual Surf Perch Derby
Saturday, May 18
(Coastal Washington State)

Come fish for prizes.  A family-friendly event, all are invited to enter Long Beach Washington's annual Surf Perch Derby that is hosted by the Peninsula Lions Club.  Prizes are offered for the total weight of fish caught for individual and 3-person teams.  It will be held on Saturday, May 18. Registration is from 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Bolstad Approach Pavilion in downtown Long Beach on the north end of the boardwalk.  Those taking part in the derby must possess required fishing permits/licenses from the State of Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.  Weigh ins are from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and winners announced at 4 p.m. Registration includes a breakfast with "all you can eat pancakes"...More 


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