Contact: Jimmie Lucht, Executive Director
    Albany Visitors Association
    P.O. Box 965
   Albany, OR 97321

Phone: 541-928-0911
Date: March 10, 2017

Subject: Albany Photography Contest

For Immediate Release:

The Albany Visitors Association (AVA) is proud to sponsor the 10th Annual Albany Photography Contest. The purpose of this contest is to find images suitable for use in the coming year’s marketing materials for Albany and Linn County.

The reception for the winners of the 2017 Albany Visitors Association Photo Contest will be on Friday March 17th from 4:30-6:00pm at the Albany Visitors Association, located at 110 3rd St SE. First through third place ribbons will be awarded to winners in each of eight categories. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded to Champion, Reserve, Staff Choice and People’s Choice. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information contact the Albany Visitors Association, 110 3rd Ave SE, Albany, OR 97321, 541-928-0911,info@albanyvisitors.com .

Cathy Bradford
Executive Assistant
Albany Visitors Asssociation
541-928-0911
cbradford@albanyvistiors.com

 
 
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What: Farm Fest and Plowing Competition
Who: Yamhill County Historical Society
When: 10-4  Saturday, April 8
Where: Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 SW Durham Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128
Admission: Adults $8, Children 6-12 $4, and kids under six, free. (or buy a YCHS membership and get in free!)
For more information: 503.434.0490 or www.yamhillcountyhistory.orgWho: Yamhill County Historical Society
When: 10-4  Saturday, April 8
Where: Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 SW Durham Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128
Admission: Adults $8, Children 6-12 $4, and kids under six, free. (or buy a YCHS membership and get in free!)
For more information: 503.434.0490 or www.yamhillcountyhistory.org

 
 
An exhibition of art by the Soap Creek Artisans is open at Benton County Museum from February 24 – April 8, 2017.The Soap Creek Artisans are a group of talented artists based in Benton County, Oregon's beautiful Soap Creek Valley. The artists participating in this exhibition are Joe Crockett (photography), Dale Draeger (painting), Samuel Hoffman (wood-fired pottery), Vicki Idema (charcoal drawings and cut paper), Ann Lahr (ceramics), Kelly Nutter (fused glass) and Deanna Peters (fused glass).

Enjoy a visit to Oregon’s past AND present!  The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:30. Admission is always free!  

Located six miles west of Corvallis on Hwy 20/34, at 1101 Main Street, Philomath, Oregon, the Benton County Historical Society operates the Museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture.  Its goal is to preserve the material culture of Benton County, Oregon.  It strives to enrich people’s lives through interesting exhibitions and educational programs.

Please call (541) 929-6230 or visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org for more information.

 
 
Shawash Kagwe -The Indian Way of Doing Things:

Native American tools for managing the Willamette Valley.

Please join David Harrelson, Grand Ronde    Cultural Resources Department Manager for his talk about the tools used by native people to manage the landscape of the Willamette  Valley.

Milkweed is an essential part of the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly, which have greatly     decreased in numbers, partly due to the loss of milkweed as a food source.

Jim Kiser will speak on the historic presence of milkweed in the local area and how it has    vastly diminished, as well as his efforts to help re-establish the plant in local yards and gardens of the Willamette Valley.



Champoeg State Park Auditorium

Saturday, March 25, 2017

12:00pm—2:00pm



Contact:

Daniel Klug
Interpretive Park Ranger 
Champoeg State Heritage Area
office 503-678-1251 ext 222
park cell 503-551-7808