Buddy Fest NW Sept. 23

Every fall, the Northwest Down Syndrome Association kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month with its annual celebration and fundraiser to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down Syndrome. This year local entertainer Tony Starlight will emcee, and music will be provided by The Nu Wavers and Newel Briggs & Friends. The event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Moda Center/Rose Quarter and Memorial Coliseum Commons. Registration is $14 per adult and $7 per child, and includes a t-shirt and food. Register and/or donate at the event or online at www.buddyfestnw.org.