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The Jordan World Circus 2015


With three rings of affordable family fun, "The Jordan World Circus" will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. *** Acts are subject to change *** VANCOUVER (Ridgefield) Wednesday, April 1st * 4:30 & 7:30 PM CLARK CO. FAIRGROUNDS EVENTS CENTER *-*-*Once online sales have finished, you can only purchase tickets at the circus location. We open doors one hour before the event!! "EARLY BIRDS DISCOUNT AVAILABLE NOW" 

Easter Egg Hunt at the Armory


Prizes, Peeps & Crafts & Mimosa Bar at the Easter Egg Hunt at the Armory on Sunday, April 5th at 12 p.m. Free Event! — Lobby Hunt 12:10 p.m. Mezzanine Hunt 12:20 p.m. — Lower Lobbies The Easter Bunny has a promised a stop at the Armory this year and you are invited! Over 200 eggs containing prizes will be hidden throughout the Armory. Prizes include free Portland Center Stage tickets, OMSI passes (good for OMSI After Dark), gift certificates to Urban Fondue, Racion, Mabel & Zora, Moule, Popina Swimwear and much more. Once you’ve collected some prizes, get crafty and create a Peep masterpiece at the Peep Art station. Peeps and crafting items are provided free of charge! Top off your day with a stop at the Armory Café to try our new tasty brunch menu and a special mimosa bar featuring tangerine, grapefruit and orange juice, and additional mixing flavors Bordeaux cherry, pomegranate, elderflower liqueur, a variety of bitters and sugar cubes for special champagne cocktails. 

Sleep Country PJ Bowl


For the nearly 20,000 foster children living in the Northwest, each day presents new challenges. But with the community’s help, these children can regain a sense of hope. Funds raised by Pajama Bowl participants will be used to provide resources, and little wishes that foster kids often go without – whether it's a funding athletic participation fees, obtaining assistance in school, or reuniting with a sibling at summer camp. Since its inception, Pajama Bowl has raised over $900,000 for foster kids, thanks to the generous support of over 6,500 participants! Click here for locations and dates!

The Bite of Mt. Hood


This annual event sponsored by the Mt. Hood Area Chamber of Commerce includes both oral and silent auctions featuring works of many well-known artist and lodgings items to bid on.  The best food on the mountain by local vendors will complete an evening of fun and excitement with entertainer, comedian Joe Stoddard.  For a series of happy events spend Saturday night on the mountain, breakfast in the morning and maybe a hike in Oregon’s national forest.  Return home with fun-filled memories and thoughts of looking forward to another week end in the Villages of Mt. Hood.  Go to the website for more information or call, 503-622-5754.     

Breast Friends - Crystal Gala!


Join Breast Friends for their Crystal Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, April 11th at DoubleTree Lloyd Center. Enjoy a silent auction, dinner, dancing and casino games! All proceeds go to Breast Friends, helping women survive the trauma of cancer – one friend at a time. 

Hillsboro Gem Faire


Hillsboro Gem Faire is Apr. 10-12, 2015 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Admission $7 weekend pass. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 vendors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com

Race for the Roses!


Run or walk Albertina Kerr’s Race for the Roses 5k, 10k or half marathon presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon on April 13th and enjoy a nice warm, dry pre-race lounge where you’ll hang out and stretch before setting out on the flat, fast Portland course. Return to the post-race party for a champagne mimosa, a rose, tasty snacks, and music. Plus, you’ll be giving back at one of the only races in town where 100% of the proceeds go directly to a local non-profit – helping kids and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. KGON listeners enjoy $5 off, register HERE!

Bridal Show


Historic Gentle House in Monmouth Oregon is putting on their 3rd annual Bridal Show Sunday April 19, 2015. It is free to all those who wish to attend. It opens at 1pm and goes until 5pm. The 5 historic gardens will be set up for Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions to help show what can be done with this 100+ year old farm house. There will be local vendors to show potential Brides and Planners how they can have the best day of their life. The first 10 brides will receive $100 off a Historic Gentle House booking. Door prizes will be present; winners will be contacted within a week if not present at time of drawing.

Historic Gentle House is located at 855 N Monmouth Ave, Monmouth OR 97361
Only 20 minutes from Salem, it is a great venue for all events.
Parking is provided next to house. Signs will mark the way.

Northstar


NorthStar is a mental health recovery program for adults in the Portland metro area living with mental illness that helps members find employment and offers a safe place to alleviate stigma. Support this important organization by attending the 4th Annual NorthStar Benefit Auction, Thursday, April 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at Melody Ballroom at 615 SE Alder, Portland, OR 97214. Auction items include a trip to Belize, a weekend at Hood River, a trip to Maui, professional cooking lessons and more! Tickets cost $75 and include dinner, appetizers, dessert and one drink. To learn more, click here

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival!


The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is where you can enjoy all things that make spring in the Northwest. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. There is nothing like the colors of tulip fields in the spring backed by Mt. Hood and surrounded by fresh country air. Bring your family (including the dog!) and your own picnic lunch or purchase food onsite and make it a day-long event. Daily wine tasting available from the Wooden Shoe Vineyards, catch a bouncy ride on our famous cow trains, and so much more. Only 45 minutes from Portland and 30 minutes from Salem. Learn more at woodenshoe.com.  The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, going on through May 3rd from 9am-6pm daily.

Oregon Potters Association's 33rd Annual Ceramic Showcase


Oregon Potters Association's 33rd Annual Ceramic Showcase is the nation’s largest sale and show of ceramics. This one-of-a-kind, free, three-day event offers the perfect gifts for housewarmings, Mother’s Day, graduations and summer weddings. More than 150 artists from Oregon and SW Washington will display and sell eye-catching serving and baking pieces, vases and vessels, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office. This event is from May 1-3rd at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 
 

Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon!


The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon and 10K are coming to Portland and kicking off the start of the Rose Festival on May 17!
Open to runners and walkers of all fitness levels, participants enjoy high energy bands, cheer squads and entertainment throughout the course followed by an exciting finish line Headliner Concert featuring Portugal the Man! The course starts and finisher downtown at Waterfront park and features epic views of Portland!
Participants will be welcomed to the finish line by the famous PDX carpet and receive a PDX carpet design finisher’s medal!
All Participants receive a participant tee, goodie bag and finisher medal!
Mark your calendars for May 17! This is one event you will not want to miss! Register today at runrocknroll.com

Hike on the Dike


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.

Battle of the Doctor Bands


Join MSMP’s The Battle of the Doctor Bands sponsored by The Doctors Company, Portland IPA and KGON. Come for a great time, great music and support a great cause! The event will be held on Thursday June 25th at Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom at 7:00pm. There is a $10 dollar cover charge. The event benefits Project Access Now (PANOW.) For more information, head to MSMP’s Event Page.  To purchase tickets, click here.

Antique & Collectible Show


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.

Smokin Down the Highway


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

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