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.
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.
The FIRST all-celeb based horror convention is coming to Portland, OR, and will give fans of all genres of horror and all forms (from film to art and music to literature) the perfect mix of everything they love all rolled into one gore-filled weekend. Top celebrities including Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Adrienne King (Friday the 13th), Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks), live bands, horror burlesque, oddities, nonstop film screenings, celebrity led workshops, personalized VIP parties, and panels from authors, actors, directors and makeup artists. Join the fun this November at the Oregon Convention Center. Click here to buy your tickets today!
Sleep Train Foster Kids Coat Drive
With nearly 20,000 kids in foster care in the Northwest, it’s difficult for foster families and agencies to meet the needs of every child. To help, Sleep Train is collecting new winter coats for local foster kids of all ages. But they need your help! Bring your gift of a new, warm coat to any Sleep Train location, and it will be given to a foster child in need. Or donate online at SleepTrainFosterKids.org. Sleep Train believes not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.
Regal Cinemas introduces My Way Matinee
Regal Entertainment Group has announced the My Way Matinee program featuring sensory friendly screening of some of the most popular family films of the season. Each month through December, Regal will feature a new hit movie in a sensory friendly environment with the lights on and volume lowered. My Way Matinee gives audiences the opportunity to sing, dance and shout during the screening. All show times for the sensory friendly screenings will begin at 10:30 a.m. for the special ticket price of $6.50 (plus tax). See a full list of participating locations and additional information.
Pass the Keys!
Tailgating this football season? Then do yourself and everyone else a favor and Pass the Keys! Designate a driver BEFORE the party gets started, have a plan for getting people home safely if you’re the host, and always buckle up—it’s still the best defense against drunk drivers. Nearly 10,000 people lose their lives each year in alcohol-related crashes and sports fans should be aware that the Oregon State Police (OSP), local sheriffs and police departments plan to have extra traffic patrols on game days to keep the roads safe. This football season, Pass The Keys and designate a driver. A message from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, OSP, Oregon Department of Transportation…and every other driver on the road.