Celebrate Oregon Agriculture brings you tips for enjoying Oregon agriculture with your family. Over 37,000 family farms in Oregon grow over 220 amazing products. We’re lucky to live in Oregon, where world-class soils and our mild climate grow the world’s greatest food. Click here for tips, videos and more! Sponsored by Do It NW!, Food Services of America and Wilco.
Run or walk Albertina Kerr's Race for the Roses 5k, 10k, or half marathon presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon on Sunday, April 19th and enjoy a nice warm and dry pre-race lounge where you'll hang out with Gustav 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. 100% of the net proceeds raised benefit Albertina Kerr, a local non-profit that has been serving the community for more than 100 years. Your race helps children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Register here!
NatureScaping's Bare Root Tree, Shrub & Perennial Sale
NatureScaping is hosting their annual Bare Root Tree, Shrub & Perennial Sale April 25th and 26th & May 2nd from 10 am - 3 pm at the Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie. NatureScaping is offering a wide selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials starting at only $8, $5, and $1 respectively. NatureScaping will also have people on hand during the sale to answer any questions and to assist in loading plants. All proceeds benefit NatureScaping in its mission to help educate the public about wildlife friendly gardening practices and the use of native plants. Click here for more information.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind as empowered lives by creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs and communities. GDB is the largest Guide Dog school in the country and is dedicated to providing high quality student training services and extensive follow-up support for graduates. Guide Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization supported entirely by private donations. They receive no government funding. To make a donation or contribution, head to GuideDogs.com, or you can head to Suburban Auto Group's annual spring Cruise-In which benefits GDB! The Big Cruise-In will be on May 2nd from 9am to 3pm. All proceeds from the gate and the raffle will go directly to Guide Dogs for the Blind!
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.
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 http://wcghs.org/hike-on-the-dike/.
94/7 is partnering with Vitalogy Foundation for the EB Research Partnership
Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation has partnered with us to raise money for several amazing nonprofit organizations in 2015 and beyond! The Vitalogy Foundation is a public non-profit organization founded in 2006 by the members of Pearl Jam and their manager, supporting the efforts of non profit organizations doing commendable work in the fields of community health, the environment, arts and education, and social change. $2 from every ticket sold to our December to Remember concert series will benefit the Vitalogy Foundation which supports the EB Research Partnership. EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa) is devastating, and currently without a cure. An individual with EB lacks a critical protein that binds the layers of skin together. Without this protein, the skin tears apart, blisters and sheers off, leading to severe pain, disfigurement, and wounds that never heal. Given that EB affects only 30,000 people in the US, advancing this research relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations. Stay tuned to 94/7 this fall for December to Remember show dates and lineup announcements! (NOTE: Pearl Jam will not be performing at these shows.) Learn more about Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.
March for Babies
Mark your calendars for March for Babies on Saturday, April 25th in Portland, Vancouver and Salem! Take part in the walk that saves babies from premature birth and birth defects. They’ll be the easiest steps you and your family will ever take. You’ll have fun, too! Join the millions of people who participate to support March of Dimes research and programs to give babies in our community a healthy start in life. Register today at marchforbabies.org. March for Babies is locally sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, Cambia Health Solutions and Salem Hospital.
NorthStar is a mental health recovery program for adults in the Portland 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. Learn more.