Sportsmen's show

The largest of its kind west of the Mississippi River, the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show, combined with the Sport Fishing Boat Show, runs through Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive.

It's the 36th year of the event, with the most extensive resources on fishing and boating, shooting sports, hunting, camping and much more. There will also be 'Head and Horns' competition, a free kids' trout pond and camp cooking demonstrations.

Kristy Lee Cook, a former 'American Idol' finalist, will make an appearance at the show, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday to answer questions and talk about her love of hunting.

Peter Kummerfeldt, a survival expert and author of 'Surviving a Wilderness Emergency,' also will appear.

Hours of the show are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13.

Admission is $12 for adults, $18 for a two-day pass and $5 for juniors (ages 6-16); coupons for admission are available at Parking is $8.


'Biggest Loser'

The hit TV weight-loss show is returning to Portland for an open call for contestants, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Rose Garden.

It'll be the 12th season of 'Biggest Loser, and the audition hopes to produce pairs or individuals looking to shed pounds - at least 100 pounds. Organizers guarantee at least the first 500 people in line will be considered.

The show is also accepting video submissions.

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