SK&H Weekend Picks: Wordstock, Wine Tastings, Roller Derby & More

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SK&H has gathered together a nifty list of fun things to do this weekend. One of the most anticipated events each year is the annual Wordstock fest dedicated to all things literary. Beyond books, there’s a chance to practice your French at a great event in Lake Oswego featuring French wines and food. Or maybe you want to brush up on your German at Verboort’s 82nd annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Community Dinner. There’s that, and more, happening this weekend.

Woodstock Literary Festivalweekend, books
November 5, 2016

Wordstock, Portland’s Book Festival, brings together independent publishers, booksellers, authors, and food vendors in and near Portland Art Museum. Film to Page features four related films from Nov. 3 to 6.

Cost: General admission, $15 (includes $5 book voucher)

A Taste of France
November 5, 2016

Enjoy music, tastes of French wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres at Wines of France in Lake Oswego. Excellent wines from France will be paired with delicious desserts from La Provence, baguettes from the Saint Honoré Boulangerie, and cheeses and hors d’oeuvres delicately prepared by French Chef, Christophe Preyale. Proceeds will benefit the International Leadership Academy.

Cost: Tickets, $50 per person.

International Roller Derby Championships
November 4 – 6, 2016

The International Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Championships is being held this weekend at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Watch some of the most talented skaters in the world compete for women’s flat track roller derby’s highest honor in the 2016 International WFTDA Championships in Portland, Oregon, USA. Rose City Rollers won last year!

Cost: Single day ticket, $30-$40. 3-Day, $75.

Verboort Sausage Dinner
November 5, 2016

If you love tradition, then you will love the 82nd annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Community Dinner. Come join the 82 years of handmade sausage, sauerkraut, and applesauce made solely by hundreds of community volunteers and generations of families that have been in Verboort for over 150 years. After dinner stroll through redwoods on the grounds of the Visitation Catholic Church in Forest Grove.

Cost: General admission, $16 for adults and $8 for children. Bulk items are also available for purchase.

Veterans Parade
November 5, 2016

Join vets for the 30th Annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver. The parade attracts more than 120 entries with approximately 2,500 individuals marching or riding in the parade. The public is encouraged to attend and support veterans and troops at one of the largest Department of Veteran Affairs-sanctioned veteran’s parades on the West Coast. The parade begins at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free!