The reimagined 23rd annual Safeway Providence Festival of Trees, hosted by Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation, kicks off the season with “Home for the Holidays,” a virtual gala and auction.
Gala guests can bid on Christmas trees, decorated by local businesses and community members, live auction items and a raffle to support the hospital.
In lieu of welcoming the community into the convention center for the traditional community open house, while practicing safe social distancing, community members will be able to view the festive trees while strolling down the Necanicum Riverwalk and pick up fun and festive crafts for their children to put together at home.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation’s Heart Fund.
Over the past 22 years, Providence Festival of Trees has raised more than $1.4 million to benefit a variety of community health services and programs provided by Providence in the North Coast.
On Saturday, Dec. 5, community viewing at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center on Necanicum Riverwalk takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the virtual gala and auction takes place from 6 to 7 p.m.
To register for Festival of Trees, visit pshf.ejoinme.org/festivalgala.
This year’s Seaside Museum and Historical Society Gingerbread Tea goes virtual this year as programs at Butterfield Cottage are canceled as a precaution during the coronavirus pandemic.
Beginning at noon on Saturday, and extending through the end of December, visit the museum’s Facebook page and enjoy a video sharing highlights of past teas, with music by ukulele strummers Cathey and Thomas Ryan. Donations are welcome.
Call 503-738-7065 or visit www.seasideoregonuseum.com for more information.
Real estate brokers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are gearing up for Windermere Real Estate’s annual Share the Warmth campaign.
Now through Dec. 21, Windermere brokers are hosting a virtual fundraiser to help local charities purchase winter necessities for community members in need. In the Gearhart area, the donations will benefit Hope House.
Share the Warmth is an annual tradition that has benefited local neighborhoods through donations of coats, blankets, and other items for nearly two decades.
To make a donation to Hope House, visit the Share the Warmth website at helpsharethewarmth.com to view the list of all participating Windermere offices and their local beneficiaries.
Pearl Harbor Day events are canceled this year due to the coronavirus restrictions in place, Lou Neubecker, Seaside Legion Post 99 adjutant Lou Neubecker announced.
The annual event, marking the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, brings the community together to reflect on the incident that led the U.S. entrance into World War II.
More than 2,400 Americans were killed in the attack.
Events at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center are also postponed.