The Sauvie Island Center’s 10th Annual Barn Dance & Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, July 28th on the Sauvie Island Growers farm and the grounds of Metro’s Howell Territorial Park. The family-friendly event, presented by Whole Foods Market, is a benefit for the Sauvie Island Center. The farm-based education non-profit teaches children and the whole community about food, farming and the land. Doors open at 4:00 pm. Activities include a scavenger hunt, tours of the award-winning Sauvie Island Growers farm, live music and a square dance presented by Windermere Community Realty and Metro. Dinner, catered by Whole Foods Market, will be served at 6 PM. The square dance begins at 7 pm. Widmer Brothers Brewing beer and Lady Hill wines will also be available for purchase. The Portland NurseryPop-Up Shop will feature gift certificates from some of Portlander’s favorite restaurants as well as garden supplies and art, outdoor gear, event tickets and artisan jewelry. Tickets are available online at Barn Dance.

WHAT: Barn Dance & Picnic Benefit

WHEN: Saturday, July 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Howell Territorial Park, 13901 NW Howell Park Rd. Portland, 97231 

TICKETS: Adults $35/kids $5 until 7/24 when adult prices increase to $45

SPONSORS: Whole Foods MarketWindermere Community Realty, Metro, Organic Valley, Portland Nursery, Columbia Bank

About Sauvie Island Center

Established in 2005, the Sauvie Island Center educates youth about food, farming and the land. Shari Raider, owner of Sauvie Island Organics (now Sauvie Island Growers) founded the center in response to frequent requests for farm tours she received from local schools. Ms. Raider teamed up with James Beard award-winning chef Cory Schreiber and recruited educator-volunteers to develop the farm-based, hands-on curriculum. This year, the Center will host more than 2,900 children, which represents a significant increase over earlier years. More than half of schools visiting the Sauvie Island Center receive Title 1 funding and are only able to participate in field trips though the Center’s scholarship program.


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