AUGUST 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Mother Earth News Fair
August 4 - 5

The Mother Earth News Fair is headed back to Albany for a family-friendly sustainable living event that features over 150 workshops and demonstrations from national and local experts on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building and remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, and related topics.  Also on the grounds: hands-on children’s projects, heritage-breed livestock, vendor, livestock and craft demonstrations, and local and organic food offerings.  It will be held from Aug. 4 - 5 at the Linn County Fair & Expo: 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E in Albany.  Their website is www.motherearthnews.com.




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Dine the Couve
October 1 - 31
(Southwest Washington)

During the entire month of October, restaurants from across the city of Vancouver will offer special 3 for $23 menus that showcase what they do best.  That means it can be the traditional three-course meal of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert, or eateries can take a more unique approach by mixing in craft drink pairings, a variety of small plates, and other options.  Feeling ambitious (and hungry)?  This year, 31 restaurants are participating—that's one menu to try each day of the month!...More 

Wild Mushroom Celebration
October 1 - November 15
(Southwest Washington)

Celebrate fabulous fall fungi on the Long Beach Peninsula with the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration‘s series of events honoring the Pacific Northwest's delectable, edible wild mushrooms.  Chefs, innkeepers and foragers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the fall harvest season!...More

Clark County ScareGround's
Haunted House Scream Park
October 5 - November 4
(Southwest Washington)

The Clark County ScareGround's is the Northwest's premier all-ages Halloween event located on the 170-acre Clark County Event Center campus in Ridgefield, WA.  Featuring four Haunted Houses, the Scream Parlor, Midway & Exhibits, photo ops, and ghouls galore!  The ScareGround's is the #1 destination for a scary-good time this October...More 

SIMRIT Live In Portland 2018
Tuesday, October 16
(Non-Annual)

Multiple #1 Albums - iTunes World Music Charts

"Imagine that the Aurora Borealis could sing: that's Simrit's voice.  Timeless, Strong, and Ethereal as a whale's song..."  – LA Yoga

Some artists can bring true commitment to age-old meditations, urging everyone from pop stars to theater audiences to fall in love with the words of South Asian sages. Some artists have a presence that both engages and soothes, an ear that can hear the resonances that bridge continents and souls. 

Vocalist and songwriter Simrit, born in Athens, Greece, adopted and raised in the American South, is one of these artists.

Simrit's unique sound and artistic contributions have led, inspired and pushed the boundaries of world and chant music into new places, throwing off old conventions. Her music and artistry, which has attracted fans such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's, is known for it's depth, haunting beauty, edge, and psychedelic atmosphere. She mixes distilled philosophical statements with ethereal and hooky arrangements, turns 16th-century Gurmukhi poetry into hypnotically grooving songs, develops anthemic melodies and feels, and creates epic soundscapes threaded with mantras. Simply, she brings the depth of the sacred and ancient to the modern. 

It won't take very long after the music begins for you to realize that this isn't your average concert. From the transcendent sounds, the hypnotic groove, world-class musicians, and Simrit's mesmerizing VOICE...Get ready for lift off!  Simrit's performance is on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., at the Portland Art Museum: 1219 SW. Park Ave. in Portland.  For tickets, go to tickets.brightstarevents.com.

Columbia River Gorge Quilt Show
October 19 - 20

Come see traditional and contemporary work by quiltmakers living in the Columbia River Gorge.  Special exhibitions by Beyond the Block: Art Quilters of the Gorge and nationally recognized fiber artist Pat Pauly known for her improvisational technique and bold use of color.  Enjoy on-going demonstrations; shop at vendor booths and the popular Quilter's Market, a treasure trove of new and gently used items at bargain prices...More