Saturday, September 5, 2009

Things to Do on a Rainy Labor Day Weekend

Originally uploaded by Mary Anne Thygesen.

Grab your Boots and umbrella some places are fun to visit in the rain. Animals at the Oregon Zoo love to frolic in the rain. The Japanese Garden reflects rain drops and has hidden dry shelters. The Chinese garden has sheltered spots perfect for watching rain drop in the pond. Rain drops on roses, the Washington Park Rose garden and the Peninsula Park rose gardens are not too muddy and in full bloom.

If you want to stay inside there is the Stark’s Vacuum cleaner Museum or touring Bob’s Red Mill.

Have a fun weekend.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Portland Saturday Market

Bill Naito Legacy Fountain

This week end August 22 and 23, 2009 marks the grand opening of Portland Saturday Market and the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain. I hear that it is a lovely new fountain in place of sewer construction. Saturday Market is in a new location, next to the fountain, under the Burnside Bridge on the Willamette River’s west bank. Everything is new and shiny, the refurbished walk way from Max to the new location on the waterfront. I can’t wait to see it. All of your favorite venders are open.

Swan Island Dahlias 2009

Originally uploaded by Mary Anne Thygesen.

Blooming like crazy are the Dahlias in my yard. Which means that it is time to go visit Swan Island Dahlias.

The fields that are open August 1st through September 2009, 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm. Stroll through over 40 acres of dahlias in full bloom.

Lots of free parking and picnic tables.

Dogs are allowed on the premises on a leash, however they are not allowed in the indoor display rooms.

The annual Swan Island Dahlia Festival is August 29th, 30th, 31st & September 5th, 6th, 7th, 2009 Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (both weekends)
Indoor Display Hours 10 am to 6 pm, Field Hours 8am to 8pm
The festival has free admission and free parking. The grounds are handicap accessible
Taking place during the festival at noon and at 3pm are demonstrations and talks about dahlia culture. Demonstrations on dividing dahlia tubers take place at noon and 5 pm each day of the festival.

located at: 995 NW 22nd Ave,Canby, OR 97013

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pendleton Woolen Mill Washougal, Washington

The store at the mill in Washougal is having a huge warehouse sale. The sale is on until August 16. I just got back from shopping there. There was lots of clothing for only $2.99 each. Men’s wool shirts for $29. Plenty of XL Shirts The larger sizes are gone. Blankets on sale too. Fabric for $2 a yard if you bought the whole bolt. Many of the bolts had about ten yards on them. I bought 10 yards of drapy navy blue wool. Such a bargain. I am going to make fall dresses out of it.

360 835-1118

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Movies in Portland City Parks August 2009

These are free events. Movies start at dusk. Pre movie entertainment starts at 6:30 pm Bring a picnic and enjoy the show. Please follow all the park rules about alcohol and dogs.

Saturday August 1, 2009 Earl Boyles Park Shrek
Sunday August 2, 2009 Sellwood Park Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Tuesday August 4, 2009 Glenfair Park Charlotte’s Web
Thursday August 6, 2009 Brooklyn Park Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Friday August 7, 2009 Willamette Park Hairspray
Friday August 7, 2009 Multnomah Arts Center X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Saturday August 8, 2009 Dickinson Park Coraline
Monday August 10, 2009 Laurelhurst Park Casablanca
Thursday August 13, 2009 Grant Park Hotel for Dogs
Friday August 14, 2009 Laurelhurst Park The Wizard of Oz

Friday August 14, 2009 St Johns Park The Tale of Despereaux

Saturday Aug 15, 2009 Sewallcrest Park School of Rock
Saturday August 15, 2009 Lents Park Iron Man
Wednesday August 19, 2009 McCoy Park X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Thursday Aug 20, 2009 Parklane Park High School Music 3: Senior Year (subtitled for those with hearing disabilities)
Friday August 21, 2009 Irving Park Iron Man
Saturday Aug 22, 2009 Washington Park Blue Hawaii (Salute to Elvis)

Wednesday August 26, 2009 Peninsula Park The Longshots

Wednesday August 26, 2009 Sellwood Park One Night in Frogtown

Thursday August 27, 2009 Hazeltine Park Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Friday August 28, 2009 Washington Park Mamma Mia! (Sing Along)

Saturday August 29, 2009 Laurelhurst Park Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Tuesday September 1, 2009 DeNorval Unthank Park Casablanca
Friday September 11, 2009 Multnomah Arts Center The Neverending Story

Friday, July 31, 2009

Washington Park summer festival 2009

Summer of 2009 Washington Park Summer Festival
Amphitheater Stage, August 2-15, 6:00 PM
Bring a picnic and enjoy these fabulous concerts and shows. Dogs must be on a leash. Short sand chairs work best in the Amphitheater. Tri-Met runs a shuttle from the Max Zoo station.

Sunday August 2, 2009 Portland Festival Symphony

Monday August 3, 2009 Al-Andalus Ensemble with Dance (Contemporary & Ancient World Fusion) Spanish music

Tuesday August 4, 2009 Vagabond Opera (Neo-Bohemian Cabaret)

Wednesday August 5, 2009 Tahoe Jackson's Consortium (A Soulful Love Letter to Portland)

Thursday August 6, 2009 The New Iberians (Blues & Zydeco)

Friday Aug 7, 2009 Portland SummerFest Opera in the Park: La Traviata by Verdi

Saturday August 8, 2009 Devin Phillips (Modern Jazz Quartet)

Sunday August 9, 2009 Art Abrams' Swing Machine (Big Band)

Monday August 10, 2009 Patrick Lamb (Soul/Blues)

Tuesday Aug 11, 2009 Portland Taiko & Mizu Desierto Butoh Theatre

Wednesday Aug 12, 2009 Joni Harms (Putting Western Back into Country)

Thursday August 13, 2009 Kate Davis & Portland Legends of Jazz

Friday August 14, 2009 Oregon Ballet Theatre & Portland Cello Project

Saturday August 15, 2009 Melao De Cuba (Salsa Dance Party)

Sunday August 16, 2009 Rain Date I hope that it doesn’t rain, but we sure could use some rain.

The amphitheater is right next to the rose garden. Enjoy smelling the rose on a hot August evening.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Movies in Portland City Parks Summer of 2009

July 2009
These are free events. Movies start at dusk. Pre movie entertainment starts at 6:30 pm Bring a picnic and enjoy the show. Please follow all the park rules about alcohol and dogs.

Friday July 24, 2009 Brentwood Park Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Saturday July 25, 2009 Colonel Summers Park Dirty Dancing

Monday July 27, 2009 Laurelhurst Park Singin’ in the Rain

Wednesday July 29 ,2009 Fernhill Park Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (in Spanish, subtitled in English)

Thursday July 30, 2009 Argay Park Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (subtitled for those with hearing disabilities)
Friday July 31, 2009 Cathedral Park Zathura: A Space Adventure

Friday July 31, 2009 Kenilworth Park Kung Fu Panda