RELEASE — Doors Open Ontario, an Ontario Heritage Trust program, is returning for in-person events with Doors Open Quinte West on September 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – the event is free of charge.
Collaborating with communities, Ontario Heritage Trust works to educate Ontarians about local history and conservation.
Each year, Doors Open Ontario offers Ontarians rare behind-the-scenes access to incredible cultural and natural heritage wonders. Doors Open Quinte West is excited to welcome people back by offering access to 14 cultural and heritage sites, with a mix of indoor and outdoor experiences.
Some sites include:
Research Casting International (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): Research Casting International is one of the world’s largest providers of museum technical services – specializing in the fabrication of paleontology displays. They built skeletons of T-Rex’s for the original Jurassic park! Check out some of their current projects, explore their facility and watch the teamwork.
Crazy Creek Fishing Preserve (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): In operation for over 25 years, this site provides public fishing, as well as a gathering space for barbeques, birthday parties and company get-togethers. Come and take a guided tour to view the 17 ponds – stocked with rainbow trout and speckled trout – set amid a cedar forest. This is a new site.
Quinte Museum of Natural History (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): The Quinte Museum of Natural History has partnered with Research Casting International to bring Exploration Exhibits to the Bay of Quinte region. This series of dinosaur specimen displays was developed for international tour. This is a new site!
National Air Force Musuem of Canada (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.): Established in 1984, the National Air Force Museum of Canada is dedicated to preserving and telling the history of Canadian military aviation.
This event is one of many Doors Open Events happening this fall in the surrounding area. Why not take a day trip to visit Doors Open Kawartha Lakes (Sept. 11), Doors Open Belleville (Sept. 17), Doors Open Oshawa (Sept. 24) Doors Open Kingston (Sept. 24-25)?
These events make the perfect end of summer/fall road trip adventure – for other sites visit here and don’t forget to visit Digital Doors Open Ontario, which has over 250 sites to experience year-round.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has organised a number of free events as part of this year’s European Heritage Open Days (EHOD). Taking place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022, EHOD is an annual celebration of local architecture, history and culture across Northern Ireland. This year’s theme focuses on Sustainable Heritage; Learn, Use and Enjoy.
Get out and about in Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark with a Guided Walk at Gortmaconnell or enjoy a history bike ride at Old Castle Archdale in Fermanagh. Discover some of the sites and stories of Fermanagh’s Medieval Lough Erne Pilgrimage Route at an interesting talk at Enniskillen Castle. Why not take a guided tour of Cole’s Monument or a walking tour of Enniskillen as Gaeilge with Tursa Inis Ceithleann?
In Omagh, you can enjoy a Historic Buildings walk and talk which includes an open door look inside the Provincial Bank Building to find out about the building’s past and its future plans. Find out more about the post glacial landscapes of the Sperrins on an interesting and active bus trip around the southern Sperrrins, and children will love the Forage Walk at Ecclesville Demesne in Fintona.
Still to come, look out for ‘Meet the Giant’ walking tours – an opportunity to walk to the Mullaghcarn summit and meet the new Guardian of the Sperrins. The walking tours will be delivered in English and Irish language.
Speaking about the programme, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff said;
“I am delighted that the Council (FODC) is actively participating in European Heritage Open Days 2022.
This annual event provides an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to explore the built and natural heritage of the District through specially organised events.
This year’s theme focusses on sustainability and how our historical sites can be more environmentally friendly, which is important in the context of Climate Change.
The Council (FODC) is committed to ensuring that our natural and built heritage is cherished, sustainably managed and accessible. The European Heritage Open Days provide an opportunity to achieve this and ensure that our heritage is preserved for future generations.
I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the European Heritage Open Days weekend to explore some of the heritage of our District.”
Admission to all events and activities is free of charge but booking is essential.
Here’s a list of government offices and some local attractions and their status for the Labor Day holiday, which falls on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022.
Federal offices and courts: closed.
Oregon and Washington state offices and courts: closed.
Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark county offices, city of Portland and Vancouver offices, Metro regional center: closed.
Transit on Labor Day: TriMetbuses and MAX are on Sunday schedule. WES has no service. Portland Streetcar is on Saturday schedule. C-Tran: Sunday/holiday schedule. Portland Aerial Tram is closed.
Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington county libraries and Fort Vancouver Regional Library District branches: closed.
U.S. Postal Service offices: closed, no regular mail service.
Banks: closed, some in-store branches may be open.
Portland parking meters: free, but meters enforced in Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo and Willamette Park.
Oregon Zoo: Open.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: Open.
Oregon Historical Society: Closed.
Looking for something to do Labor Day weekend? Check out these options:
Grand Prix of Portland
The IndyCar racing series returns to Portland’s International Raceway for three days of speed and racing thrills. Various types of racing are featured including Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, the USF 2000 Championship and ARCA Menards Series West. Some of racing’s finest names are scheduled to compete in Portland this weekend including Alex Palou, Will Power, and Takuma Sato. The field will also include seven Indianapolis 500 winners. Gates 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept 2-4, PIR, 1940 N. Victory Blvd; tickets start at $20, ages 12 and younger get free general admission; portlandgp.com
Art in the Pearl
Portland will round out summer with the 26th annual festival of art that fills the north Park Blocks with color, texture, and music over the Labor Day weekend. This year, strolling musical performers in lieu of the previous Songwriters Stage. The juried show offers three days of fine art from more than 100 creators in a variety of media. Art In The Pearl is Portland’s largest outdoor art fair, drawing thousands of people every year under the canopy of trees in the historic North Park Blocks of the Pearl District. Meet the artists and purchase original artwork. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3-5, North Park Blocks, Pearl District on Eighth Avenue between Northwest Davis and Flanders streets; free admission; artinthepearl.com
“Show N’ Shine” car show
The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum hosts its 25th annual car show and swap meet. More than 125 vehicles are expected to roll into Stevenson for the show and set up along the lawn on the museum’s grounds. Come by to admire the classic cars and trucks, listen to some live oldies music and shop the vendors for gear-head goods. Food vendors will offer burgers, polish sausages, popcorn, ice cream, beverages, and strawberry shortcake. Swap hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m., show hours noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, 990 S.W. Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, Wash.; free spectator admission; columbiagorge.org
Ukrainian Day PDX
The Ukrainian American community of Oregon and Southwest Washington is offering a Ukrainian Day with the help of the Ukrainian Foundation. Enjoy live music by Ukrainian musicians as well as local performers. See traditional dances and taste national foods. Artists will demonstrate their skills, and workshops and classes are available for all ages. All proceeds raised will go to purchase lifesaving medical supplies for Ukrainian people affected by the war. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Westmoreland Nature Playground, 7530 S.E. 22nd Ave.; ukrainian.foundation/ukrainian-day
Waterfront Concert and Festival
Oregon Symphony announces the return of the largest free community concert in Oregon. Each year symphony musicians take to the grass at Tom McCall Waterfront Park to give a family-friendly concert of music from popular films including “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” “Hocus Pocus,” and the Harry Potter movies, masterworks from iconic composers including Mozart, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky, and pieces from faraway lands. The concert starts with several performances by local artists including Portland Taiko, MYSfits, vocalist Alonzo Chadwick and Zoulful, and blues and gospel vocalist LaRhonda Steele. The evening ends with a stirring rendition of the 1812 Overture – like fireworks for your ears. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 Tom McCall Waterfront Park in the bowl south of the Hawthorne Bridge; free; orsymphony.org
The 12 elevated events will be the three FedExCup Playoffs, the Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament, WGC-Dell Match Play, Sentry Tournament of Champions and four events to be announced; Top golfers will play a minimum of three other regular PGA Tour events
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Jay Monahan say he is ‘inspired by our great players and their commitment’ as he outlines four key items to improve the PGA Tour.
Jay Monahan say he is ‘inspired by our great players and their commitment’ as he outlines four key items to improve the PGA Tour.
Golf’s “top players” have committed to play at least 20 PGA Tour events a year, commissioner Jay Monahan has announced.
The 20 events include the four major championships, the Players Championship and 12 “elevated” tournaments on the PGA Tour which will have an average purse of $20million (£17million).
Players will then choose a minimum of three other PGA Tour events to add to their schedules as the Tour bids to combat the threat posed by the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series.
“Our top players are firmly behind the Tour, helping us deliver an unmatched product to our fans, who will be all but guaranteed to see the best players competing against each other in 20 events or more throughout the season,” Monahan said in a press conference ahead of the Tour Championship.
Asked if LIV Golf players who were impressed by the changes to the PGA Tour would be welcomed back, Monahan said: “No.
“They’ve joined the LIV Golf Series and they’ve made that commitment and many have made a multi-year commitment.
“I’ve been clear throughout, every player has a choice and I respect that choice. I think they understand that.”
Applications open for 2023-24 Regional Events Scheme
Total funding of up to $1.1 million available for smaller and developing regional events across WA
Includes $250,000 for events supported through the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme
Supported by the McGowan Government through Tourism WA
Regional event holders are encouraged to apply for funding available through the 2023-24 Regional Events Scheme, which opens today.
Event holders can apply for funding between $5,000 and $40,000 for events to be held between 1 July, 2023 and 30 June, 2024.
The annual funding round supports smaller and developing events in regional Western Australia, with a total pool of up to $1.1 million of funding available.
The funding includes $250,000 for the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme (RAES) – an increase of $100,000 on the previous funding round – to support events that showcase and celebrate Aboriginal activities and experiences through the leadership and participation of Aboriginal people.
Sixty-eight regional events around the State were awarded funding under the 2022-23 RES, including seven through the RAES, such as the A Taste of Broome Festival and the Karijini Experience.
The scheme is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA and Royalties for Regions.
Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:
“Our regional events play such an important role in showcasing the unique places that make our State a popular holiday destination for visitors, particularly as we reconnect with the world and draw back international visitors.
“I encourage all eligible regional event holders to apply for the Regional Events Scheme to help their event become even bigger and better, and appeal to an even more diverse audience.
“These events help create a vibrant atmosphere, give people a time-specific reason to visit, and help to generate media coverage in our regions, which is all great news for local businesses.”
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“It is great to see events happening all around the State which not only bring communities together but also attract visitors from near and far, supporting regional economies and jobs.
“The Regional Events Scheme provides a significant boost to regional event holders, supporting them to pursue their program of activities with confidence.
“Events are an essential part of the fabric of Western Australia’s regions, celebrating our communities’ diversity and talents, while providing opportunities for connection and support – essential to help maintain strong, robust communities.”
DAMMAM — There are a total of 11,623 open spaces for cultural activities in Saudi Arabia, according to a recent report.
These include urban centers, festival grounds, children’s playgrounds, public parks, and municipal squares, in addition to 48 popular and heritage markets. These markets are an example of the public squares available for holding local cultural festivals, and these represent an urban environment with which members of the community of all segments can interact, Al-Watan newspaper reported.
The report showed that the number of tourist trips for domestic tourists, which include cultural activities, reached unprecedented levels, with a total of 10.5 million trips in the first 10 months of 2021. This figure recorded a growth rate of 24 percent compared to 2019.
There has been a growing tendency on the part of domestic tourists to participate in cultural activities, with an increase of 18-20 percent. In another sense, one among each five tourist trips includes participation in one or more cultural activities. This is a general positive indicator of the growing interest in cultural activities, which means an increase in demand for the cultural show mainly related to tourism, such as attendance and participation in festivals and cultural events, and visiting heritage and archaeological sites. The cultural presence in open spaces is not limited to cultural events, but takes diverse forms, including mobile libraries, literature platforms, and display of murals and various forms of arts.
The report also highlighted the diversity of the cultural shows, and its availability and ease of access for the unaffluent members of the society. This shows that the cultural practices are no longer an elite affair, and that the cultural field is not limited to certain age groups with a prominence for elders and far from catering to the interests of the younger generation.
There was discrepancy in the frequency of cultural activities between various segments of society. This was evident from the fact that the participation of individuals belonging to higher economic levels frequently increases in cultural activities compared to their counterparts from the lower economic strata.
According to the data of the Cultural Participation Survey for 2021, the vast majority of the survey participants stated that they participate in the nearest cultural event being held in a public space no more than 40 minutes away from a car drive, and that only a quarter of the participants can reach these events in open public places in less than 20 minutes.
Open Mic night, presented by WUD Music, is a place to advertise for, and build community among performers in Madison. We welcome all styles of music, comedy, spoken word, poetry, and pretty much any type of stage performance you can condense into a performance slot! Open Mic sessions will run every Wednesday night May 18 – August 24 – on the Terrace, Memorial Union. (Rain location: Rathskeller, Memorial Union) Sign up with the host starting at 6:45pm. Performances from 7:00pm-9:00pm. We provide a sound system — monitors and microphones. Unfortunately, we don’t have any backline instruments or amps available. We are able to plug in backing tracks to our sound system. Looking forward to having you!
As the flowers are blooming and the strawberries are ripening we sure are feeling that sense of abundance while enjoying the stunning beauty in the garden! In collaboration with the KACL Arts Hub we look forward to sharing this special space with you on Thursday July 21st at Open Mic Night! This fundraiser will run from 7pm-9pm and entry is by donation. Come out to connect with the community, take in some local melodies, and share your gifts with us! Performers can register in advance by contacting Laura Cotton at 807-407-7449 The Market Stand will have fresh garden produce by donation and Merch for sale! Open Mic Night Jul. 21st 7pm-9pm Homerun Gardens Entry by donation We look forward to seeing you in Keewatin!