EVENTS CALENDAR
Saturday,
April 20, 2019

TulipFest
March 23–April 29, 2019 • Mon–Thur, 9:00am-6:00pm; Fri-Sun, 8:00am-7:00pm
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn, OR


There are dozens of exciting activities taking place at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest! Click on the tabs below to learn about daily, weekend, and special events! www.woodenshoe.com

Birding by Ear – Resident Birds Workshop
Saturday, April 20, 2019 • 9:00am–12:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR

Recognizing birds by their songs and calls adds awareness and understanding to your birding experience. This workshop is a great introduction to some of the common bird voices around us. Tune in to bird sounds and take your birding to a new level!

In this class, experienced ear birder Laura Whittemore will introduce you to the songs and calls of some of the common resident and migrant songbirds of the Pacific Northwest. Tune up your ears indoors with a short slide and audio presentation of local songsters, then use your new awareness on a walk around the Arboretum to detect birds by moving slowly, listening carefully, and tracking down mystery singers. Suitable for any birder who wants to start learning the voices of birds. Cost: $15/HAF member, $20/non-member. www.hoytarboretum.org

Pond Building with Randy Raburn
Saturday, April 20, 2019 • 10:00am
Hughes Water Gardens, Tualatin, OR


Classes is free of charge and are located at our store. Please call ahead or email us to put yourself on the reserved class list.

Scholars' Rocks Display
April 1, 2019-April 30, 2019 • 10:00am-6:00pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland, OR


Lan Su Chinese Garden in partnership with Asia America, presents an exhibition of Gongshi for the entire month of April in celebration of Scholar's Arts month in the garden! This will be a unique opportunity to purchase these prized and rare stones for your own inspirational collection.

The preferred aesthetic of a Scholar’s Rocks is based on subtleties of color, shape, markings, surface of wood, and sound. Prized qualities include awkward symmetry, resonance of sound when struck, resemblance to mountainous landscapes and texture. Stones are often displayed on a wood pedestal that has been carved specifically for the stone.

Scholars' Rocks also known as Gongshi have been collected for aesthetic and religious purposes evolving from the use of larger stones in gardens for over 1,000 years. These stones were also used by scholars (also known as literati) for meditation and inspiration. Scholars' Rocks can be a variety of stone, set on carved rosewood pedestals. With a range in form and color, coarse or smooth and have dramatic form meant to evoke feeling from the viewer. https://lansugarden.org

Hoyt Arboretum Guided Tours
Saturdays & Sundays, April 6-October 27, 2019 • 12:00pm-2:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR


Guided tours of the Hoyt Arboretum every Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon - 2:00pm. Free to Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF), donations appreciated from non-members. www.hoytarboretum.org

 
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