Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Salem-Kiezer Volcanoes Minor League Baseball Opener June 14!

    For those die hard baseball fans who miss the Beavers and can't quite forgive the Timbers.  You can let them off the hook!  We have a baseball team within 40 minutes of town. The  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes  stadium is right off of the I-5 freeway with plenty of free and close in parking, and the tickets are reasonable.  It once took this long to circle downtown looking for a good spot, or as much as you will pay in gas to pay for a good parking spot.  The seats are closer and it's just as fun!  They have lots of upcoming promotions and fun events planned. 

    Let's go out to the 'Ol Ball Game!

  Thu, Jun 14College All-Stars$1 Adult Beverage Night
Fri, Jun 15HawksPost-Game FireworksBlue Diamond Growers
Sat, Jun 16Hawks$5.00 Night
Awesome 3000 Night
Sun, Jun 17Hawks$1 Senior Sundays
Father's Day Breakfast & Game
Kids Run The BasesMcDonald's
Mon, Jun 18HawksMonday Kids Night
Sprague Grad Night
Tue, Jun 19Hawks2 For Tuesday
Mon, Jun 25EmeraldsMonday Kids Night
Tue, Jun 26Emeralds2 For Tuesday
Pentacle Theater Night
Wed, Jun 27Emeralds$1 Family Feast NightFranz Bakery
Silverton Grad Night
Thu, Jun 28AquaSox$1 Adult Beverage Night
Fri, Jun 29AquaSoxPost-Game Fireworks
Sat, Jun 30AquaSox$5.00 Night
College Rivals Night

All giveaways and event dates are subject to change.

DateOpponentPromotion / EventPresented by
Wed, Jul 4CanadiansPatriotic TributeUSAA
Post-Game Fireworks
Thu, Jul 5Canadians$1 Adult Beverage Night
Patriotic TributeAFSCME
Post-Game Fireworks
Fri, Jul 6CanadiansPatriotic TributeLeupold Tactical Optics
Post-Game FireworksLes Schwab Tire Centers
Wed, Jul 11Bears$1 Family Feast NightFranz Bakery
Thu, Jul 12Bears$1 Adult Beverage Night
Yankees Legend Don Larson Appearance
Fri, Jul 13BearsCancer Awareness WeekendHematology Oncology of Salem
Post-Game Fireworks
Sat, Jul 14Bears$5.00 Night
Cancer Awareness WeekendHematology Oncology of Salem
Post-Game Fireworks
Sun, Jul 15Bears$1 Senior Sundays
Cancer Awareness WeekendHematology Oncology of Salem
Kids Run The BasesMcDonald's
Mon, Jul 16AquaSoxHometown Heroes
Monday Kids Night
Tue, Jul 17AquaSox2 For Tuesday
Wed, Jul 18AquaSox$1 Family Feast NightFranz Bakery
Fri, Jul 27EmeraldsPost-Game FireworksPT Northwest
Scout Night & Camp Out
Sat, Jul 28Emeralds$5.00 Night
San Francisco Giants Night
Sun, Jul 29Emeralds$1 Senior Sundays
Kids Run The BasesMcDonald's
Youth Baseball Clinic
All giveaways and event dates are subject to change.

DateOpponentPromotion / EventPresented by
Mon, Aug 6IndiansMonday Kids Night
Tue, Aug 7Indians2 For Tuesday
Crater's Birthday
Wed, Aug 8Indians$1 Family Feast NightFranz Bakery
Thu, Aug 9Indians$1 Adult Beverage Night
Fri, Aug 10IndiansPost-Game Fireworks
Sun, Aug 19Canadians$1 Senior Sundays
Kids Run The BasesMcDonald's
Mon, Aug 20CanadiansMonday Kids Night
Tue, Aug 21Canadians2 For Tuesday
Tue, Aug 28Dust Devils2 For Tuesday
Wed, Aug 29Dust Devils$1 Family Feast NightFranz Bakery
Thu, Aug 30Dust Devils$1 Adult Beverage Night
Fri, Aug 31Dust DevilsPost-Game Fireworks

All giveaways and event dates are subject to change.

DateOpponentPromotion / EventPresented by
Sat, Sep 1Dust Devils$5.00 Night

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend, Gateway to Summer!

Okay, okay!  I know it's not technically summer for a while yet, and today's rain showers sure didn't make it feel like we are right edge of the good ol' summertime, but we really are!  I have a LOT of work to do this weekend to start updating the calendar and summer page.  Until that is done, remember not to miss all of the Rose Festival events listed in the last post and on the PortlandFamilyFun.com - Calendar of Events, and the Multnomah County Fair this weekend at Oaks Park.  It looks like they have a lot of interesting exhibits and events this year to try and lure you away from the City Fair downtown.  Free admission as well!  They are having Pig Races, Wiener Dog Races, Petting Zoos, Exotic Animal Photo Opportunities, typical fair fare, and of course rides and roller skating at the Oaks.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rose Festival Time!

Oh yes!  It's that time of year again, Rose Festival Time.  Parading around in the day and night, the smell of corn dogs and fried Twinkies, people floating around on dragon and milk carton boats, kids skipping school to go to Hollywood, race cars, balloon races, High School Royalty, fireworks, costumed runners,  meet the fleet (How you doin'?), white suits, and Roses, Roses, Roses.
Notable Events:

May 25 - June 10      CityFair
May 25      Fireworks Spectacular
May 28      Memorial Day Celebration
June 2       Starlight Run
June 2       Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade
June 6      Fred Meyer Junior Parade
June 6 - 10             Fleet Week
June 9     Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade
June 9 - 10            Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race
June 10    Milk Carton Boat Race
June 15 - 17         Rose Cup Races

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oh please don't go.......we love you so!

The amazing author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak has died at the age of 83.   He inspired so many to read and let themselves fall into a book, let the fantasy wash over them, and forget the world for a while.  He didn't write realistic fiction.  His stories were often pure, wonderful, wonderful, nonsense.   He is most famous for "Where the Wild Things Are" but he has so many other fantastic head scratchers.  Books that make you suspend disbelief and imagine.

Be off with you, run to the library and check out, "In The Night Kitchen", "Over the Water", "Little Bear", "Chicken Soup with Rice", "One Was Johnny", "Hector Protector", Alligators All Around", "Outside Over There", "Higglety Pigglety Pop", "Pierre" and MORE MORE MORE!

Get the video "Really Rosie and the Nutshell Kids" to see several of these stories animated, with words sung by Carole King.

"There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.”

“I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”