"Flutag Portland", Saturday, August 1, 11AM, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Pdx. Free. "Come watch 41 home-made flying machines take off from a 28-foot-high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or perilously plunge into the waters below. The event will begin at 11am, but be sure to get down early to set up chairs, beach towels and coolers to lock down your spot. Our first flight is scheduled for 1pm with awards concluding around 5:30pm.Be sure to bring sunscreen and lots of water as temperatures are expected to reach close to 100 degrees. Water and Red Bull will also be available for purchase onsite." http://www.redbullflugtag.com/usa-portland/en/
“Public Nights at the Haggart Observatory”, Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 9PM- Midnight, Haggart Observatory on the grounds of the John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Free. Please call 503-594-6044 option 1 after 3PM on the day of the event to hear a recording that will tell you if it is too cloudy for this event to take place. You may climb the stairs to the observation deck and have a turn looking through the main telescope! No flashlights please. More info here: http://www.rosecityastronomers.org/sp/haggart.htm Visitors get in line very early for this event, so be prepared for a wait. It will be worth it!
“The Spirit of ‘45”, Sunday, August 16, 9AM- 2:30PM, Ft. Stevens State Park Historic Area. Free with $5 per vehicle day use fee. “Fort Stevens SP is hosting a ceremony that commemorates the ending of World War 2 and the brave men and women who made it possible. We are honored to be one of a few sites in the state of Oregon participating in this global event, The Spirit of '45. The events start with a WW II era vehicle parade through the main campground at 9 a.m. The day continues with the formal ceremony occurring at the Historic Area of the park, on Battery Pratt, at 1 p.m. Immediately following the presentations, a Color Guard made up of WW II reenactors will march to the Fort Stevens National Cemetery to place a special wreath at the U.S. flag there.” http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=129