EVENTS CALENDAR
Saturday
, January 25, 2020

Oregon Truffle Festival: Eugene and Willamette Valley Truffle Country
Friday-Sunday, January 24-26, 2020
Eugene, OR


Our January weekend celebrates the world of Oregon truffles and the culinary bounty of the southern Willamette Valley. Taking place January 24-26, 2020, the Eugene weekend offers a variety of special truffle packages for weekend-long immersions, including two new packages for 2020.

With hands-on cooking classes, truffle dog training, truffle hunts and workshops, learning opportunities abound at the Eugene weekend. Decadent truffle breakfasts, lunches, dinners and the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace are offered as part of weekend packages and a limited number of experiences are sold ΰ la carte. https://oregontrufflefestival.org

Wishing Tree
January 25-February 5, 2020
• 12:00pm-2:00pm (Mon-Fri); 10:00am-2:00pm (Sat-Sun)
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR

Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of Chinese New Year festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. Visitors will have an opportunity to toss a wish for prosperity, happiness and longevity into the wishing tree at Lan Su. Your wish (if you're lucky!) will stay in the wishing tree, but you can learn how to make your own wishing ribbons for use at home at this event. Free with membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org

Family Craft Activity: Make Your Own Year of the Rat Button
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Make your own Chinese New Year — Year of the Rat button as memento of your visit to Lan Su. Great for the whole family! All needed materials are provided. This activity is included free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org



Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Calligraphy is a revered art form that has existed for thousands of years and is considered a high art in Chinese culture. Drop in anytime during the scheduled demonstrations to learn more about this art and watch classically-trained scholars from the Wisdom Arts Academy, share techniques of this ancient art. Free with membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org

Kids' Club: Tiny Gardens: A Succulent Windowsill Planter
Saturday, January 25, 2020 • 11:00am(V)
Al’s Garden and Home, Wilsonville, OR


Succulents are all the rage and your kids will love learning about these water-saving plants that are easy to care for and look cute in a window or on a desk. Each child will get a planter and assorted succulents to plant and grow. Cost: $7.50. www.als-gardencenterevents.com

Firescaping
Saturday, January 25, 2020 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR


With Bonnie Bruce of Celilo Gardens. In the last few years, it seems summers get hotter and “fire season” stretches out longer. And living in an urban environment is not always protection against a wildfire as Santa Rosa residents learned too well and so painfully. Whether you have a vacation home secluded in a quiet spot in the forest or live at the edge of an urban wildlife refuge it might be wise to consider strategies for Firescaping your landscape. Come join Bonnie Bruce who will discuss various strategies of designing landscapes to resist fires which will include plants that are not easily combustible (and examples of popular plants that are combustible) and management strategies which homeowners can implement. www.portlandnursery.com



New Year Lion Dances
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2020 • 11:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 11:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 11:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Lion Dancing began in China over 2,000 years ago. The imagery and symbolism of the Lion was introduced from India through the influence of Buddhism. The Lion Dance is performed to ward off evil and bring good fortune. The Dancing Lion is accompanied by a drum, a gong, and cymbals. Lion Dances are performed during the Chinese New Year, at grand openings of new businesses, and at weddings and birthday celebrations. See the lion dancers up close as they move throughout the garden to the beat of the loud drum song to welcome the Year of the Pig to Lan Su Chinese Garden! Free with Lan Su membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org

Fruit Tree Spraying
Saturday, January 25, 2020 • 11:00am
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 1:00pm
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA


Join Jim Chennault for this informative seminar on the proper use of dormant spray to prevent the spread of fungal diseases and to control harmful insects. FREE! www.tsugawanursery.com



Chinese New Year School Performances
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2020 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 12:00pm-12:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Watch as children from local schools sing and dance! Each performance will take place at Noon on the terrace. www.lansugarden.org

Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, January 25, 2020 • 1:00pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA

Let Jim Chennault share his 30-plus years of experience with you as he demonstrates proper pruning techniques to control growth, remove dead wood and stimulate flower formation for abundant, healthy fruit. FREE! www.tsugawanursery.com



Cultural Performance
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2020 • 2:00pm-2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 2:00pm-2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 2:00pm-2:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Celebrate the Chinese New Year with cultural performances from local community groups. All performances will take place on the terrace over looking Lake Zither. Free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org



Martial Arts Performances
Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 2020 • 3:00pm-3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 • 3:00pm-3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9, 2020 • 3:00pm-3:30pm
Lan Su Garden, Portland, OR


Watch these exciting martial arts performances on the terrace during Lan Su’s Year of the Rat Chinese New Year celebrations. Free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities. www.lansugarden.org

 
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