Despite having grown up here, last night was my first time at the annual Daedalus Project, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS research and nonprofits at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It was a great time, entertaining and touching, and also maybe the only time that the OSF has felt to me like a "locals" thing, instead of mainly for tourists. I'll definitely be back next year.

Image: "Frida Kahlo wore plaster corsets for most of her life because her spine was too weak to support itself. She painted them, naturally, covering them with pasted scraps of fabric and drawings of tigers, monkeys, plumed birds, a blood-red hammer and sickle, and streetcars like the one whose handrail rammed through her body when she was eighteen years old."

Tonight I'm headed to Britt to see Aimee Mann and the Weepies. I'm not a huge fan of either, but any chance to see a show at the Britt with friends is not to be missed, and I'm looking forward to it.

Apply for a School Garden Grant from Whole Foods: "Beginning August 17th, Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program will be accepting online applications for school garden grants! In partnership with FoodCorps, Whole Kids Foundation will grant 1000 schools $2000 each to build or expand their school garden."

Love this idea! "Tired of forcing your excess garden produce on friends and neighbors? The website Ample Harvest makes it easy for gardeners with extra produce to connect with local food pantries in need of fresh vegetables." source.

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