EVENTS CALENDAR
Monday-Friday
, April 22-26, 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

Wildflowers of Hoyt Arboretum
Monday, April 22, 2019 • 9:00am–12:00pm
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR


While the Hoyt Arboretum is known as a living museum of trees from around the world, did you know that the arboretum also has extensive natural areas with many native wildflowers? Join us for a short classroom session, then a longer outside walk while we explore and identify many of the common wildflowers that are typical of the Portland area. Be prepared for the weather with good walking shoes, rain gear, etc. www.hoytarboretum.org

Lilac Days
April 20-May 12, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, Woodland, WA


Each year in the spring, the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens hosts Lilac Days to celebrate the beauty of lilacs in bloom. Visitors from around the world stroll through the gardens, buy their favorite lilacs, visit Hulda’s Victorian era home, and shop for special lilac inspired items in the gift shop. The gardens are open daily 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. year around. A $5.00 gate fee is payable at the gate during Lilac Days. Except during Lilac Days, the gate fee is $3.00. Children 12 years old and under enter free when accompanied by an adult. No pets are permitted, this includes therapy or comfort dogs. Only service dogs as defined by ADA.gov are permitted to enter Gardens. http://www.lilacgardens.com

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

Facing the Environmental Crisis Through Science
Monday, April 22, 2019 • 7:00pm
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


You are invited to attend our free event in Eugene! From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science. Featuring a special guest appearance/ Q&A by Congressman Peter Defazio. Location: University of Oregon, Straub Hall, room 156 (1451 Onyx Street, Eugene, Oregon). Doors open at 6:30pm, talk begins at 7:00pm. Free event.

The topic is the “Scientists’ Second Warning to Humanity” and Dr. William Ripple, a distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University will share how society might face the environmental crisis through science.

Ripple will present his work on how the far-reaching impacts of wolves are affecting the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park. He will illustrate how he transitioned from Yellowstone to other national parks in western North America and beyond to demonstrate both the benefits of wild large predators and the costs of their demise. Ripple will disclose how his conservation research and general concern about the global environment and climate change led to him publishing the letter “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice.” As a health checkup for planet Earth, this letter has reached millions of people and is one of the most widely discussed and endorsed scientific articles of recent times. His talk will be full of illustrated stories about his 20-year journey from first only doing ecological research to now also being an advocate for science and the environment. He will provide suggestions for sustainability on planet Earth.

Brought to you by the following partners: University of Oregon, Worthy Brewing, Worthy Garden Club, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, Oregon Wild and Oregon State University.

Free appetizers will be available, beer will be sold by Worthy Brewing in commons, proceeds benefiting OSU’s Agricultural Research Foundation. For more information please visit https://www.worthygardenclub.com/dr-bill-ripple.html



Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair
Friday, April 26, 2019 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 • 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 • 10:00am-5:00pm
Clark County Event Center


Join us for the 28th annual Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair at the Clark County Event Center. This local tradition is the perfect kick off to the home improvement season with a huge plant sale, free kids’ activities, and all the ideas and supplies you’ll need for your next home project – indoor or out! The free show features hundreds of local home and garden, products and services.

Come peruse a showcase of full-size landscape displays hosted by the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals; one of the region’s largest plant sales, presented by the Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County; and the Innovation Home built by New Tradition Homes. Take in the community flavor with local produce and hand-made goods with the Salmon Creek Farmers Market. Try hands-on activities in the KidZone the whole family can enjoy.

Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items for local food banks or cash for Operation Warm Heart, a program providing home heating grants to families in financial crisis, are encouraged. Event Center parking is $6 per vehicle. The utility provides free shuttle bus service from the Fisher’s Landing and 99th Street transit stations. More information is available at www.homeandgardenideafair.com.

 
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