Join friends furry and otherwise for the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society for Hike On The Dike,Saturday, May 30th, starting at 10AM at Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal, WA. This event will raise money to help homeless animals in the area and there will be a 5K, 10K, Police K9 Demonstration, Food, Drink, lots of pet vendors and adoptable dogs. For more information and registration, go to the website.
Baconfest is a non profit fund raiser for the "AIM at Melanoma" foundation. We are a core group of motorcycle enthusiasts, raising awareness and research funds. We have planned a 100 mile poker run, with a raffle, pig roast, live music, and a one night camp out on 55 acres of private land. For more information, click here.
Attending an Antique & Collectible Show can be an emotional and fun-filled journey into the past. Seeing items from your past provoke wonderful memories. Pricing for many of the treasures you find at the show are modest and there is nothing like coming home and unwrapping your newly found treasure. 1400 booths both inside and out, filled with vintage – period lighting, antique tools, radios, scientific instruments, old technology, fine estate jewelry, kitchenware from the 40s and 50s, watches, vintage advertising, old prints, costume jewelry, Native American, toys, Hawaiian shirts and other vintage clothing, baseball cards, slot machines, bakelite jewelry, gambling items, salt & peppers, dolls, bears, autographs & movie memorabilia, antique BB guns, elegant and depression glass. Anything made prior to 1975. Click here to to read more on the event happening July 11-12.
Join the Ladybug CDH foundation for their annual 5K and 10K race at Cooks park in Tigard. The stroller-friendly race course winds through open green spaces and forested paths along the Tualatin River in Tigard's Cook Park and adjoining neighborhoods to provide a unique and fun running experience. All race participants will receive a t-shirt, medal, enjoy live music, craft beer and much more! Best of all, the proceeds from the race go to the Ladybug CDH Foundation whose mission is to help raise public awareness, fund medical research, and provide direct assistance to families in the Pacific Northwest with children affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a potentially fatal congenital birth defect that affects 1 out of 2500 children born every year. Register today to get your run on and help us help families whose lives have been impacted by CDH.
Smokin Down The Highway has its first annual festival August 1st and 2nd. With BBQ Championship, Car Show, Community Recognition and Celebration event will be held at the Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds and is presented by Hillyer’s Family of Dealerships. Smokin Down the Highway is a 100% non-profit with proceeds benefiting the community groups that help put on the festival, Marion-Polk Food Share, and Disabled American Veterans. Smokin Down the Highway is searching for great participants in the communities around Oregon to help spread the word and make our event successful this year and for years to come. You can find all the information about the event online or on Facebook.
The Big Time Biz Bowl (formerly the Soul Bowl) is a fun and easy way for the community to support Big Brothers Big Sisters. Companies, friends and families can form teams of five and are tasked with raising $250 as they bowl against others in the community. There will be prizes for teams that fundraise above and beyond.
Hunsaker Dental is giving back to the community at their 2nd annual Dentistry from the Heart event in Salem where adults 18 and older who have difficulty accessing dental care can choose from a FREE filling, extraction or cleaning! The first 75 are guaranteed! Registration starts at 7:30, doors open at 8am on Friday, May 29th. Arrive early and we recommend wearing appropriate clothing for the weather and bringing snacks and chairs.
On Friday, May 29 at 9:30 p.m., local singer, songwriter and actress Merideth Kaye Clark will perform Joni Mitchell's iconic album, Blue, in its entirety in the intimate Ellyn Bye Studio. Clark will be accompanied by pianist Mont Chris Hubbard, who will also act as musical director. Portland Center Stage’s Producing Associate Brandon Woolley will direct. The performance will follow the regularly scheduled 7:30 p.m. production of The Lion.
A Family Fundraiser for the Teach One to Lead One community mentoring program for at-risk youth is being held at 9am on May 30th starting in the Fort Vancouver High School parking lot, 5700 E 18th Street in Vancouver. There will be a 5k & 10k run or walk on the Burnt Bridge Crk Trail. The fundraiser is for the entire family to enjoy. There will be a photo booth, food, and T-shirts along with the fun run/walk. Registration and program information can be found at the website.
Sleep Country believes all children should have the freedom to run, jump and walk with confidence. But too often, foster children end up wearing shoes that are too small, worn out and uncomfortable. The good news is we can help! Bring your donation of new shoes in any size — from toddler to teen — to a Sleep Country location near you, and help a local foster child walk with confidence! Or donate online today, and the shopping will be done on your behalf.
Now in its fifth year, Rubies and Roses is a black tie affair featuring popular local businesses, including presenting sponsor, Mountain West Investment Corporation; The Kelly Group; A-Dec; Prive’ Vineyard; United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley; Atticus; Artisanal Wine Cellars; Arborbrook Vineyards, and Chehalem Valley Brewing Co. An exquisite dinner will be catered by The Rogue Gourmet. Dance to the tunes of The Funk Town PDX Band. There will be a professional photo booth by Enigma Photography. Ken & Daughter Jewelers have very graciously agreed to once again sponsor the Mystery Box raffle. Matt Willcuts will be the auctioneer for the live auction.
The event will be held Saturday, June 13th at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan (Newberg, OR.) Cocktail hour will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. with dinner and dancing starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for this event will be $45 and can be purchased at cyfs.net, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-901-3665. Dress will be semi-formal to formal attire.
One man, six guitars, and a true story of love, loss, family loyalty, and the redemptive power of music. Hailed as “the best new musical” by the Huffington Post and “absolutely the best original musical of the year” by The Stage in London, writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer (winner of the ASCAP Cole Porter Award for songwriting) shares his gripping coming-of-age tale.
Do you need to restore your deck? Think outside the (big) box! Timber Pro Coatings has prices below retail and will give you $7 off your second gallon of any Timber Pro product! Plus, get a free 5-inch stain brush when you buy three gallons! Just show this post at checkout! Timber Pro Coatings has the best deck stains and sealers on the market and are conveniently located at 2232 SE Burnside! They’re open Monday through Friday,9 am to 5 pm and their extended summer hours begin on May 30th (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm)! Click here for more information about Timber Pro Coatings and their natural wood stains and finishes!
The Bite of Oregon celebrates its 32nd anniversary August 7‐9th at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. During the three‐day weekend event, Oregon’s top chefs, best wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries, along with celebrity chef demonstrations and challenges, live entertainment and children’s activities, will join forces to make the Bite of Oregon one of the state’s premier outdoor culinary events. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon. General Admission Tickets are $5, available now at biteoforegon.com/tickets.
Don't miss Summer's Best Party - The 146th Annual Clark County Fair!August 7th-16th in Ridgefield, WA. As always, the fair is sure to provide you and your family endless entertainment in the FREE 99.5 The Wolf Grandstands including Demo Derby, Monster Trucks, Bull Riding, and more in addition to all the great concerts! Plus, this year is bringing you the new Superhero Adventure exhibit! It's a city scape straight from the pages of your favorite comic books with a ton of interactive exhibits. Click here for more information.
Are you or is someone you know caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia? There is help available. (Clark County) (May 12, 2015) Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684. For information call Melody Mello at 360.882.7840. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the fastest growing concerns in the United States. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation and is the only cause of death in the top ten without a way to prevent, cure, or slow its progression. Within Washington State, Alzheimer’s disease is the third leading cause of death and the prediction is 140,000 people will be living with Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. In the year 2013, nearly 319,000 people in the state of Washington cared for loved ones living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s disease research and support, and we are continually striving to progress and make a difference in the fight against this disease. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alzwa.org.
Pasta For Pitties
Love dogs? Love pasta? Join Lovers Not Fighters Pit Bull Rescue for their Pasta For Pitties Fundraiser on Saturday, June 6th at Tabor Space in Portland! They're creating a truly authentic Italian sauce and there will be vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options as well as bread, desserts, and take-out available. Raffle, silent auction, and live entertainment, too and all for just $10 per person ($5 for ages 10 and under). Click here for more information!