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Feb. 19 Arts & Leisure briefs


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 poet’s 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.