One Spring Break...comin' up! Plenty of things to keep you busy this week: Road trip to the Coast would be my first pick...Whale Watch Week. Look for signs saying "Whale Watching Spoken Here" to connect with guides, all the way from Ilwaco, WA to Crescent City, CA. And at the end of the week, you can say thanks by volunteering for the Oregon Beach Cleanup.
Blazers at home this week. Brooklyn Nets visit on Wed, Utah Jazz on Fri.
If the weather turns nasty there's always the movies. "On the Road", based on the Jack Kerouac novel, opens.
I'll be spending my Sat at the Spring Fashion Frenzy at Woodburn Co Stores in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Thanks to puppy raiser Barb Daschel who shares an office with me here at KGON, over the past couple of years I've been able to witness first hand the wonderful work this organization does. You'll want to be at Woodburn Co stores around 1pm Saturday when GDB's puppy truck arrives from California with a whole new group of recruits.
Special Spring Events goin' on at OR Historical Society and the World Foresty Center Discovery Museum.
Next weekend - the Spring Beer & Wine Festival at the OR Convention Center. You can win tickets to that during My 3 Songs with Iris.
If you're a skier, Mt Hood Meadows has special events all week.
Big Concert on Saturday at the Rose Garden Arena. Bob Seger and Joe Walsh. Live pre-concert party on the air with Iris. You might get lucky and win last-minute tickets to the show.
And, with Easter next weekend - Brunch on Sunday? In a town with so many great restaurants, you should have no problem finding a cool place.
Birthdays to celebrate this week include:
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick; Canadian blues guitarist Jeff Healey; actress Sarah Jessica Parker; Sir Elton John; comedian Martin Short; Aerosmith's Steven Tyler; Andrew Farriss of INXS; co-founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus Eric Idle; guitar god Eric Clapton; Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge; and actor/director Warren Beatty.
And, finally, GO DUCKS!!! Heading into the Sweet 16 against #1 St. Louis and it's gonna be real sweet when they win!