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.
For nearly 20,000 foster children living in the Northwest, each day presents new challenges. But with your help, these children can regain a sense of hope. Funds raised by Pajama Bowl participants will provide resources and little wishes that foster kids often go without – whether it's funding athletic participation fees, obtaining school assistance, or reuniting with a sibling at summer camp. Since its inception, Pajama Bowl has raised over $900,000 for foster kids, from over 6,500 participants! Locations and dates.
Brest Friends' Crystal Gala Fundraiser
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.
Asante African Children's Choir
The Asante Children's Choir is made up of children from East Africa, a region recovering from years of civil war and genocide that have claimed millions of lives leaving thousands of children and women as orphans and widows. The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. Performance is at 6:30 pm on April 15th at Healing Hope SDA Fellowship at 15150 NE Glisan Street, admission is free!
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/.
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.