Evening, weekend uke, guitar lessons available
Aaron Canwell, who provides ukulele and vocals for the group Micah and Me Rocks, is offering evening and weekend ukulele and guitar lessons in person, or via Facetime or Skype. Cost is $30 for 30-minute classes.
"I've played guitar since I was 10-years-old and ukulele for the last three years," he says.
Share your skills with the community
Are you skilled at flower arranging, canning, fishing or something else you are willing to share with the community? If so submit an application by Wednesday, May 29 to participate in Share Your Skills at the West Linn Public Library.
The goal of the program is to bring people to the library who are willing to share their knowledge, skills and talents with others through library-hosted workshops. The workshops will be 60 to 90 minutes in length and targeted for adults. For more information and to submit an application visit westlinnoregon.gov/library/share-your-skills.
Ride the Columbia River Highway
Friends of the Columbia River Highway (FCRH) will hold its 13th-annual fundraising Gorge Ride June 22. Registration is open through gorgeride.eventbrite.com; visit GorgeRide.com for full details.
Bicyclists will ride from the Gorge Discovery Center to the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Mosier and continue on to Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead east of Hood River, then return. This 38.5-mile trip includes the vista at Rowena Crest, travel through the Mosier Twin Tunnels and a rest stop (twice) at the historic Mayerdale Estate.
FCRH supports the restoration and reconnection of the historic highway through the Columbia River Gorge. The organization's vision is to educate the public about the historic highway, advocate for restoration and preservation of the existing drivable portions with pedestrian and bicycle accessible connections, creating a continous route through the Columbia River Gorge.
Salt & Straw releases cookbook
Salt & Straw Ice Cream has released the "Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook."
The cookbook offers dozens of Salt & Straw's most beloved and innovative flavors, and the lineup mirrors the creativity and seasonal themes of Salt & Straw's monthly rotating menus. Chapters and recipe highlights include The Salt & Straw Classics (Sea Salt Ice Cream with Caramel Ribbons), The Brewers Series (India Pale Ale), The Farmer's Market Series (Caramel Corn on the Cob), The Student Inventor Series (Olde People), The Thanksgiving Table-to-Cone Series (Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey), and much more.
Free signing events are planned this weekend at:
• Sunday, May 5 at 2p.m. at Powell's Books, 1005 W. Burnside, Portland.
• Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Williams Sonoma, 338 NW 23rd, Portland. This is free, but space is limited and those wishing to attend are urged to secure a ticket online at Salt& Straw.com.
• Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Salt & Straw, 838 NW 23rd, Portland.
Learn more and preorder your copy of the book online at saltandstraw.com.
— The Review, Tidings