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 All-Oregon Newsletter November 2005



It has been a very busy couple of months for me and I had to put the newsletter on hold.  But, I’m back and ready to bring you more great information.  If you have anything you would like to see in this newsletter, please email me and let me know.   

This month:
Featured events – Bazaars, wine tasting, monster trucks, symphony, holiday events
Featured book -- The Great Towns of Oregon
Featured attraction – Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Featured recipe –  Hazelnut Squash Soup
What’s new –  Revised home page, Oregon foods, Oregon classifieds

Featured Events
There are a lot of fun things happening in November.  Here are some to get you started.  Be sure and check out more at where you will find hundreds of events every month.

Flea Market
November 4-5, 2005 -- Greenacres Grange - 9:00am - 4:00pm. Take highway 42 to Greenacres exit and follow signs to Upper Loop Lane. (Approximately 8-9 miles from Coos Bay or Coquille to exit). $6.00 per 8' table per day (subject to change) Kitchen will be open with hamburgers, hot dogs, chili burgers, diet plates, etc. Contact Gloria Ravetto at 541-267-0483 or E-mail: [email protected] for more information.

Stormy Weather Arts Festival
November 4-6, 2005 -- Imagine a place where the mists and storms of the coast swirl around a magical 'mountain of a Haystack' rising from the sea, and from every hearth and home emerges writers, singers, composers, painters and sculptors. That is what happens each November in Cannon Beach. All these forces join together to transform your experience into a festival of creativity filled with music, theater, poetry and art. This is The Stormy Weather Arts Festival. Cannon Beach, 503-436-2623

Kentuck Run 
November 5, 2005 -- 10:00am Kentuck Way Lane, East of North Bend. 15K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile kids run. Flat to gently rolling paved course through a picturesque rural valley. Information: David Gifford, Race Director  541-269-0940 Pete Dawson, South Coast Running Club  541-267-6329.

Verboort's Annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner
November 5, 2005 -- Every year the folks in Verboort have invited a few of their neighbors over for a sausage and sauerkraut dinner. In 1934, 198 lbs of sausage and 10 gallons of sauerkraut were served to 150 diners. In 1999, 13 tons of sausage and 350 gallons of sauerkraut were served to over 8000 diners. We would like to invite you to come join us for dinner on the first Saturday in November. The dinner includes all you can eat Verboort Sausage and sauerkraut, both made by parishioners right here on the church property.

Oregon Baby Expo
November 5-6, 2005 -- Oregon State Fairgrounds, Jackman-Long Building. 10 am - 5 pm. Admission: $5; 12 and under free. Angie Fencl, Home: 503-897-2189.

5th Annual Yachats Celtic Music Festival
November 11-13, 2005 -- This delightful weekend-long festival has grown every year and now consists of more than ten bands, two feature concerts in the evenings, and two days of workshops and performances. Sponsored by the Friends of the Yachats Commons, The Yachats Lodging Association, Western Beverage, and Raindogs-A People Store. A benefit for the Friends of the Yachats Commons. For more information contact Raindogs, 162 Beach St., 541-547-3000.

Monster Truck Show
November 11-13, 2005 -- Event located at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond, OR.  541-388-2174

Wine and Food Festival.
November 12, 2005 -- A major fund-raiser for Hospice; the proceeds stay in Harney County and are used for the residents of the area. Located at the Burns Elks Lodge from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contact Cheryl Keniston at (541) 573-8360.

Salem Collectors Market
November 13, 2005 -- Columbia Hall, 9:30am - 3:30pm. Admission: Free. Karen Huston, 503-769-8042

PRCA Rodeo
November 18-20, 2005 -- D Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond.  541-388-2174

Peer Gynt with Carlos Kalmar, conductor
November 19, 2005: Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, SW Broadway & Main, Portland, OR 97205, phone: 503-228-1353.

Restoration Pow Wow
November 19, 2005 -- Chinook Winds Casino Resort. 1-888-CHINOOK, 541-996-5825 or

“Janet Fogg –Cover to Cover-Quilts”
November 22, 2005-Jaunuary1, 2006 -- Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, 2105 Wilson River Loop, Tillamook, OR, Contact: Laurie Olmsted, Office Manager 503-842-8622, email:  [email protected]

Turkey Trot Fun Run or Walk
November 24, 2005 -- 9:00 am Empire Lakes (John Topits Park), Coos Bay. Cost - 2 or more canned food items. Choose your own distance. Paved trails in the park. Benefit for a local food bank. Information: Sharon Powell, Race Director  541-269-1097 Pete Dawson, South Coast Running Club  541-267-6329.

WAGONS HO! Film Festival - Annual Showing of American Western Films
November 25, 2005 --
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City.

Thanksgiving Holiday Open House
November 25-27, 2005 -- Melrose Vineyards, Roseburg. Phone: 800-444-9584, 541-672-9731,
[email protected]

Thanksgiving Weekend Open House
November 25-27, 2005 -- 
Willamette Valley Vineyards  Sa & Su 11am-6pm, Willamette Valley Vineyards, 8800 Enchanted Way, Turner, $, 800-344-9463

Thanksgiving Weekend Open House
November 25-27, 2005 --
Tyee Wine Cellars  Sa, Su & Mo 12noon-5pm, Tyee Wine Cellars, 26335 Greenberry Rd, Corvallis, 541-753-8754

ZooLights 2005 
November 26-December 31, 2005 -- The zoo comes alive as you walk through this winter wonderland of more than a half-million lights. Included in the winter festival is our lighted zoo train, choral and ensemble music, puppet shows, model train display and our fantastic gift shop.
Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221, phone: 503-226-1561.

Willamette Valley Ag Expo
November 27-29, 2005 -- Tu, We & Th, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 1-800-858-2005

This Wonderful Life 
November 29-December 24, 2005 -- A one-man stage adaptation of the screenplay, performed by Mark Setlock. Mark fully demonstrates his amazing ability to create more than two dozen characters in rapid succession bringing one of the most beloved holiday classics to Portland.
Portland Center Stage, Newmark Theatre, SW Broadway & Main, Portland, OR 97204, phone: 503-274-6588.

Featured Book
The Great Towns of Oregon
Author: David Vokac; Buy New: $10.17
Packed with delightful information about the most compelling destinations throughout Oregon beyond the major cities, The Great Towns of Oregon will direct you to exciting adventures, charming art villages, and world-class culture that you never thought was available so close to home. Adventures include wilderness backpacking on more than 500 miles of trails, and campsites overseen by bald eagles, bighorn sheep and mountain goats (Joseph); multi-day wild river drift boat trips to remote river lodges inaccessible to vehicles (Grants Pass to Gold Beach); and watching cranberry bogs being harvested with antique equipment (Bandon). More than 30 wineries with tasting facilities, and more than 300 restaurants are described and rated with a star system. In all of the 260 best lodgings, special rooms (identified by name or number) with unique views, hot tubs, fireplaces--even a bathroom with a heated floor--are identified and detailed. All listings are presented in a clear, consistent format including name, address, distance from town, phone number, toll-free phone number, and website.

Featured Attraction
Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
26385 NW Groveland Dr., Hillsboro, Oregon, phone: 503-647-2418

Rocks and Minerals are an important part of the earth we share as well as the environment and economy we enjoy. The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals was founded by Richard L. and Helen M. Rice in 1996 for the express purpose of passing on to present and future generations the opportunity to obtain knowledge and pleasure from these beautiful wonders of nature. The museum collection and reference materials are available for viewing, study and research to all who are interested in the earth sciences.

Featured Oregon Recipe
The rains have arrived here in Oregon.  This recipe is from the Oregon Hazelnut Commission web site at

Hazelnut Squash Soup

Serves 6

  • 1-1/2 cups mashed, cooked squash or 1 package (12 oz.) frozen cooked squash
  • 1 cup finely chopped Oregon hazelnuts (4 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 quart chicken broth or stock
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons sherry

Combine squash, hazelnuts, onion and broth in saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in salt to taste, pepper, butter and sherry. Garnish with roasted and sliced hazelnuts, if desired.

What’s New at All-Oregon
I’ve been busy working to make the navigation around the All-Oregon site easier for visitors to locate what they are interested in. An example of this is the home page ( that now has direct links to all the completed pages of All-Oregon.  Each month the list will grow as new pages are finished.

I’ve also added many new Oregon foods pages to celebrate the great products that are grown, harvested and produced here.  You will find fruits and vegetables, seafood, honey, mushrooms, nuts, chocolate and more.

Finally, the most exciting new addition will be ready in the next couple of weeks and that is the Oregon Classified pages.  This will be a place to sell the things from your garage and attic, sell your car, or even sell your house.  It is Oregon specific, so you have to live in Oregon to post an ad, but people from everywhere are sure encouraged to buy!  Watch for a special newsletter with all the details when the site is ready.

That’s it for this month. 

Jackie Farris
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