The Tillamook Forest Center is hosting a discussion on the potential of Oregon forest biomass in a carbon-constrained world on Saturday, April 20.
The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with speaker Marcus Kauffman, a biomass resource specialist with the Oregon Department of Forestry. Kauffman will share stories of the people, policies, and potential of using biomass from Oregon’s forests. From jet fuel made with wood, to heating whole communities with wood, to lowering the carbon footprint of coal, biomass has a role to play.
“Fresh Brewed Forestry” is a special guest presenter series featuring Oregon Department of Forestry scientists who will give a behind-the-scenes look at how ODF manages forests for Oregonians.
The Florence Fest is a “sensory experience for your eyes, ears and palate.” Carefully selected boutique Oregon wineries are featured alongside seven jazz acts and a juried art show. Jazz acts range from premier Northwest acts to the internationally known. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance will host the 50+ piece art show which will also have works for sale. This event is for those ages 21 and over.
The Tenmile Lakes Associations is sponsoring their annual Earth Day Clean Up again this year. This clean up will be conducted on the lake as well as on shore. Bring your boat, kayak or canoe to help clean up on the lake. We’ll travel around the lake gathering loose foam and other debris. Don’t have a boat? You can still help! Volunteers will also be cleaning up the shore on Wulfy Beach – cutting back invasive weeds, raking sand, filling holes, and getting the little beach in tip top shape before the summer crowds arrive.
Meet at 10 a.m. on Wulfy Beach to check in and choose your assignment for the day. Lunch will be provided by the Tenmile Lakes Association for all of the volunteers.
The Mill Casino Hotel hosts the 8th Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay. This is a three-day KCBS Sanctioned celebration of lip-smacking barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. Each year, the event features more than 40 BBQ competitors and 30 craft breweries. Eat lip smackin’ BBQ, sample great beer and enjoy live entertainment.
3:30 p.m. Certified BBQ Judging Class
7 p.m. Meet & Greet with Live Music
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Live Music, BBQ Samples, Beer Garden
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Live Music, BBQ Samples, Beer Garden
4 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Reedsport is the Chainsaw Carving Capital of Oregon, and this event is for the whole family. Chainsaw artists come from around the world to take part in this event. Quick carves and carving auctions take place daily. Food and crafts are also available.
Thursday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Highway 101 Harley-Davidson’s 19th Annual Lighthouse Run is held at The Mill Casino Hotel. Ride the beautiful Oregon Coast and enjoy all the festivities. Friday night includes live music entertainment, Show-n-Shine, 50/50, no-host food and bar. Saturday offers an optional poker run, full course sit down dinner, live entertainment, 50/50, raffles, high hand-low hand payouts, cash prizes and a chance to win a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.
$85 per person, includes run shirt and pin. Non-refundable. Must be 21 years or older. Call (541) 266-7051 or visit website to register.
The Blue Mountain Fiddlers will start playing at 6 pm Thursday thru Saturday. On Friday and Saturday the following events will take place from 9 am – 5 pm. The Oregon Trail Travelers, Buck and Suzette Mining, Oregon Wild, Blacksmith, muzzle loaders, Oregon Wild and learn all about trees. This is a free event for all ages.
The 27th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival kicks off Friday evening with an indoor kite flying demonstration in the Brookings-Harbor High School gym. On Saturday and Sunday, see nationally and internationally renowned kite flyers perform amazing routines choreographed to music on the kite field at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. Weekend activities also include free children’s kite building workshops and vendors selling eats, treats, and merchandise for the enjoyment of festival attendees. Free parking and free shuttles to the kite festival field are provided. Visit website for more information.
The 3rd Annual Charleston Salmon Run and Crab Walk takes place October 5th on one of the most beautiful courses in Oregon. Races follow amazing scenic routes along rugged sea cliffs and sandy beaches.
The Salmon Run includes a 26.2-mile Marathon, 13.1-mile Half Marathon, 10K run and the 1 mile Crab Walk.
Visit website for more information and to register.