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Meadows expands summer weekend lift, events schedule

Mt. Hood Meadows is offering scenic chairlift rides on the south side of Mt. Hood this summer. From the vantage of the chair, passengers can view the forest and wetland ecosystem fed by Mt. Hood, plus panoramic views of Mt. Jefferson and the Sisters on the horizon.

The views are enhanced by acoustic performances by talented musicians on the Sun deck, where Meadows serves up barbecue and cold refreshments.

A series of special events ranging from mountain runs to watercolor workshops will be presented throughout the summer. A series of acoustic musical performances are planned every weekend on the Sun deck.

The scenic chair lift will operate from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. Weather can affect operations, visit skihood.com for conditions, events schedule and updates.

Volunteers needed for Music Fest

Ushers, box office and artist services volunteers are needed for Oregon Music Festival performances coming up June 25, 28 and 30. All the concerts take place at First Baptist Church in downtown Portland on Southwest Taylor between 11th and 12th avenues. Concert volunteers arrive at 6 p.m. for training, volunteer from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and then are free to enjoy the concert.

The concert June 25 features Korean/American pianist Chi Yong Yun performing Schumann’s “Piano Concerto,” a musical love letter to his wife Clara, with the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra.

The June 27 performance is The Zora String Quartet Portland Debut. From Bulgaria, the Zora String Quartet swept national and international chamber music competitions from 2014-2015. They will be playing Schumann, Stravinsky and Debussy.

The June 30 concert is titled “Magic Dance;” the Zora Quartet will join the Orpheus Academy Orchestra and oboist Nancy Ambrose King to perform Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Mozart’s “Oboe Concerto.”

To volunteer, email Oregon Music Festival’s Operations Manager Katy Liljeholm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-927-2910. Visit oregonmusicfest.org for more information.

Online map offers opportunities to explore gardens, farms and history

The public can explore Oregon’s forests, farms, history, public gardens and more this summer through an online map assembled by Oregon State University.

From the visitors center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport to the Summer Farm Festival and annual Field Day in Ontario, there are multiple opportunities to learn about Oregon’s natural heritage.

The map includes updated descriptions of events and self-guided tours across the state. Among the entries are demonstration gardens created and tended by volunteers in the Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener program, the Fort Yamhill summer archaeology field school, the annual Blueberry Field Day in Aurora and dinners inspired by local food crops in Astoria and Hermiston.

Visitors to the Cooper’s Ferry archaeology dig along the Lower Salmon River in Idaho can learn about artifacts left by ancient Americans at the end of the last ice age.

The map is online at bit.ly/1S2EqSE.

Trudy’s Living Room hosting barbecue

Trudy’s Living Room will celebrate the birth of our nation July 2 with a barbecue, games and activities for kids from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Trudy’s Living Room is located at 9740 S.W. Wilsonville Road in Wilsonville.

RACC seeks submissions for the Visual Chronicle of Portland

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking works on paper — prints, drawings, paintings on paper and photographs — to purchase for the Visual Chronicle of Portland collection. Deadline for submissions is July 25.

The Visual Chronicle of Portland is a city-owned collection of original works on paper that portray artists’ perceptions of what makes Portland, Oregon, unique. Since its inception in 1985, the Chronicle has grown to 330 works by nearly 200 different artists. Works are displayed in publicly accessible spaces in City of Portland and Multnomah County buildings.

The Chronicle reflects a diversity of populations, artistic disciplines and points of view. The collection can be viewed as a timepiece that provides a visual narrative of greater Portland, and is meant to reveal our city’s distinctive and diverse personality as seen and interpreted by artists who are intimately familiar with the region.

The Visual Chronicle represents a living archive, and RACC is committed to engaging and expanding the communities of artists and the range of artistic and cultural expression that it represents.

For more information and to view images and details of the entire collection, visit bit.ly/visualchronicle.

— Barb Randall