Oregon Poet Laureate position open for nominations
The nomination period for the Oregon Poet Laureate is open until Feb. 28. This is a two-year renewable appointment for a position that fosters the art of poetry, encourages literacy and learning, addresses central issues relating to humanities and heritage, and reflects on public life in Oregon, according to a press release. Nominations must include a cover letter describing the poet, a 300-word biography of the poet and a statement indicating why the poets work is representative of Oregon. Send nominations to o.hm@ oregonhumanities.org. For more information, visit www.culturaltrust.org/poet laureatenomination.html.
Treasures of the Heartland rescheduled due to weather
The Treasures of the Heartland event has been rescheduled to Feb. 23 due to the recent inclement weather. Tickets are $125 and there are still some available. The event features a gourmet dinner, music and photo opportunities with historical modes of transportation. The event also features a silent and oral auction and benefits Gathering Places in Amity and Dayton a project aiming to create artistic and functional information kiosks. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Stoller Family Estate and Vineyard in Dayton. For more information, email stoller@ willamettewest.com.