Astoria Weekend Amusements (May 12-15, 2022)

Enjoy a weekend of Wit & Wisdom at Fort George, Frühlingsfest at Buoy,  Old-Fashioned Fun & Games on the Flavel House grounds, the Art Walk, and more!

Thursday

Thursday Talks: Wit & Wisdom

Fort George Thursday Night Lecture Series

Join Seth Tichenor this Thursday, May 12, 2022 in the Lovell Showroom at Fort George Brewery (1438 Duane Street) as he presents wit & wisdom regarding Why Do We Love Our Friends? at 7pm.

We all know how important our friends are to us, but this isn’t half of it. It’s not just that we enjoy our friends, or that they are integral to our everyday lives.  We will make decisions and take actions that are sometimes against our own interests and even our values for the sake of our friends. Indeed it’s been said that a friend is “another self”. But what does all this mean? Are our friends fundamentally important to happiness? Are there different kinds of “friends”, and do they mean different things to us? Why do we weigh and value the unique moral, psychological, and even spiritual obligations to friends in the way that we do, and how might this be connected to our own sense of self?

Philosofarian brings Wit & Wisdom to Fort George every 2nd Thursday of the month.

Doors open at 6pm, and food & beverages are available. This event is all ages and there is no cover!

Saturday

Buoy Beer Co.’s Frühlingsfest 2022

Looking for lagers and music on the river? Buoy Beer‘s first annual Frühlingsfest, a spring lager festival (like Oktoberfest, but in spring!), takes place this Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the brewery on the river (1 8th street) from noon-8pm.

The beer lineup includes:

pFriem Family Brewers’ Japanese Lager
Block 15 Brewing Co.’s Dortmunder Export
Reach Break Brewing Co.’s Märzen
ForeLand Beer’s Senke Pils
Sisu Brewing Co.’s Stoic Black Lager
Headless Mumby Brewing Co.’s Smoked Rye Lager
Fort George Brewery’s Short Sands
Baerlic Brewing’s Dad Beer
Chuckanut Brewery’s Grodziskie
North Jetty Brewing’s Taco Beer
Stemma Brewing Co.’s Conditus Lager
Zoiglhaus Brewing Co.’s Zoigl-Red
MIRAGE’s Pushing Boulders
Buoy Beer Co.’s Maibock
Buoy Beer Co.’s Wally’s Tonic
and debuting Buoy Beer Co.’s Frühlingsfestbier

$20 get you a  4 tokens (6 oz sample per token), and there will be music throughout the day by local artists including IDanhaHoliday Friends, and accordionist Phil Hall.

Check out the more extensive write ups, including about featured beers, at The New School and Brewpublic.

Second Saturday Art Walk

Astoria, Oregon 2nd Saturday Art Walk

The May 2022 edition of Second Saturday Art Walk is upon us.

From noon until 8pm on Saturday, May 14 explore art at galleries and shops throughout downtown-and beyond.

Pick up a map and list of locations from local shops, or on the Astoria Downtown Historic District website here. Check out the latest Coast Weekend after Thursday for listings of this month’s featured artists, exhibits, and activities.

Saturday-Sunday

Birds of a Feather Spring Festival

Wildlife Center of the North CoastCelebrate spring and raise funds for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast (89686 Hwy. 202) Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, 2022 from 10am-4pm at the Birds of a Feather Spring Festival

This fun, two-day festival is our Annual Spring Open House & Native Plant Sale, with free tours of our facility, fun activities for the kids, awesome raffle prizes, and visits with our Education Ambassadors. 

Spring is a great time to learn all about baby birds, what to do if you find one, and how to best coexist with wildlife during this crucial part of their life cycle. We’ll teach you about courting, mating, and nesting habits of some of our favorite birds & give you pointers on when and where you can see them.

Money raised at the event supports the center’s 2022 Birds of a Feather Annual Campaign. Donations to the campaign support the Wildlife Center of the North Coast‘s mission of promoting compassion, empathy, and respect for all life through wildlife rehabilitation, ecological teachings, and wildlife conservation.

Old-Fashioned Fun & Games

Bring the whole family to the grounds of the Flavel House Museum (8th & Exchange) this Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, from 11am to 4pm for Old Fashioned Fun & Games.

Looking for a way to get the children outside and away from the television and computer games. Then bring the family to the Flavel House Museum lawn … to enjoy some Old-Fashioned Fun and Games. There will be badminton and croquet along with contests such as pie-eating and sack races. There will prizes for the kids. The kids will enjoy testing their skills with the hoop and stick, ball and cup, stilts, or rope-making.

Corn dogs (though not something they had in the Victorian era) and lemonade will be available!

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