November 4, 2017

Art in the Garden - Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Ohtsuki Kokun
Thru December 3, 2017 • Garden Hours
Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

Included with Garden Admission. Thirty hand-carved Noh masks by Ohtsuki Kokun and a selection of elegant brocade costumes from the traditional silk looms of Orinasu-kan in Kyoto bring the elusive world of Noh drama to Portland in the exhibition Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Ohtsuki Kokun. The exhibition is highlighted by performances by Noh actor Kawamura Haruhisa, who has been designated an Intangible Cultural Asset, during the opening days of the exhibition. A demonstration of Noh mask carving will be presented by Mr. Ohtsuki, who will also be present for exhibition’s opening days. This aristocratic form of theater art is vastly different from the exuberant peoples’ art form of Kabuki.

Kid’s Club Birdseed Wreath
Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 11:00am(W)
Saturday, November 11, 2017 • 11:00am(S)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 11:00am(G)
Saturday, November 25, 2017 • 11:00am(V)
Al’s Garden & Home, Woodburn, Sherwood, Gresham, Wilsonville, OR

As the weather turns colder outside, it is important to remember our feathered friends. We will use grapevine wreaths as our base and cover them with shortening and birdseed for a delightful treat. Learn more about our Pacific Northwest birds and what they need to survive the winter. Cost: $7.50. Registration required.

Annual Chestnut Roast
Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 • 12:00pm-4:00pm
Nella Chestnut Farm, Hood River, OR

Here at Nella Chestnut Farm, we combine our efforts with a local winery, Hood River Vineyards, and celebrate a chestnut roast with red wine, Italian Style. This 2017 event will be held on November 4th and 5th from noon to 4pm. Come join us for a fun filled day of enjoying chestnuts hot off an open fire and vino. According to Italian custom, the chestnuts are roasted, peeled and dropped into a glass of red wine. As the wine is sipped, the flavors and aromas of the chestnut mingle with the fruitiness of the wine, creating a unique sensation. More information at

Evening of Lights
Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 4:00pm-9:00pm
Al’s Garden & Home, Woodburn, OR

Come join in the festivities as Al's Garden & Home welcomes in the Christmas Season with our annual Evening of Lights. We'll showcase our Grown By Al's Poinsettia collection, designer-decorated Christmas trees, and the latest Holiday decor. Our warm greenhouse is the perfect place to enjoy live Holiday music, delicious food and drink, and other Christmas treats! Woodburn's Evening of Lights features food from Top O' Hill, wine from St. Josef's Winery, & beer from Ancestry Brewing. Plus, you'll find lots of other delicious holiday treats! Your favorite holiday music will be performed by Portland Jazz duo Basso a Deux.

Plants for Lovely Winter Gardens
Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Magi Treece of Living Structures. The grey months don’t have to be barren ones in your home garden! Magi, a talented and experienced garden designer, will share plant and design ideas for keeping it interesting with color, form and texture all winter long. It’s not all conifers and evergreens – think berries, bark, and winter flowers for lively scenes outside your windows.

Plant Your Own Mixed Succulent Dish
Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 1:00pm-2:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Jess of Portland Nursery. Bring gardening and planting fun indoors for the chilly season in this hands-on planting workshop. Portland Nursery staff member Jess will guide the group through a creative hour of selecting, arranging & planting indoor succulents to display in a sunny, indoor spot. All materials provided. Cost: $30 (pay at register on day of class). Class size limited to 15 students.

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