East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
April ~ May 2017
Community Calendar

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April, 2017
East Portland News
Community Calendar

 

April 25
> Lents Neighborhood Association – They’re meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd. For more information, see their website (CLICK HERE) or, contact their Chair, Judy Low, at pmsi_92@hotmail.com.

April 26
> East Portland Chamber of Commerce“Good Morning East Portland” networking meeting is hosted by different chamber members each Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Meetings are free and guests are welcome. Today’s Member Hosted AM is at Broadway Ace Hardware who is providing coffee, breakfast goodies and door prizes. Broadway Ace Hardware is located at 228 NE Broadway St, 97232.  For more information, CLICK HERE to see the Chamber’s website, or call (503) 788-8589.

> Leach Botanical Garden Honeybee Hikes – This morning, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., little hikers – 2-5 years old, accompanied by an adult – will explore the Garden with their guide, learning plant secrets and looking for wildlife. Please dress for the weather; you will be outside walking the garden, then listening to a story or making a craft item. FEE: $3.00 per child, non-walkers are free. Please note: 122nd St. Bridge south, of Foster Road. is closed, but the Garden is open. The Honeybee Hike meets and starts in the Upper Garden. Please park in the upper parking lot near the office – look for parking signage at corner of 122nd/Claybourne St. just south of Foster Rd. Groups with 10+ children/adults must register in advance by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. CLICK HERE to check for possible cancellations.

> A Will is not enough in Oregon – Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Registration required; register in the library or by calling. It’s from 6-7:30 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave.; for more information, call (503) 988-5123.

> East Portland Action Plan – Their general meeting is this evening from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. At this meeting, they coordinate implementation of action items in the East Portland Action Plan. Dinner is provided, as is childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation. If you need interpretation in another language, or have questions, please contact: lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov. The location is the “old” David Douglas School District Office Board Room at 1500 SE 130th Avenue.

April 29
> 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade CANCELLED DUE TO THREATS OF VIOLENCE.

> Multicultural Celebration and Carnival CANCELLED DUE TO THREATS OF VIOLENCE.

> Prescription Drug Turn In and Shred Event – This FREE event back today, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. – or until the shredding truck is full. This event is sponsored by the City’s Crime Prevention Program, Portland Police Bureau, DEA and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  Drive up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Drugs will be safely incinerated and documents will be securely shredded on site. Remember, Sunshine Division barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. It’s at the former SE Precinct parking lot, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

> Woodland Park Neighborhood Association – They’re holding a meeting today, time and location has not yet been set. Contact alesiajmr@yahoo.com for more information.

> All American Magic & Comedy Show – At a 2:00 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, come see the new edition of this amazing show by master illusionist Mark Benthimer and the hilarious hi-jinks of ventriloquist Scott Davis. Continuing their three-year run of sold out shows, Portland’s most exciting venue is presenting another incredible two hour family show filled with mind bending illusions, music, dazzling assistants, audience participation, plus the side splitting comedy and magic. Get tickets online (they sell out every show) and see their special family pack deals at their website: CLICK HERE. Or, call 503-995-7379 for more information. The theater also boasts Portland’s best snack bar deals with cotton candy and popcorn for a buck, plenty of free parking and an on-site Magic Shop. It’s all inside at Mall 205.

> Cambodian, Lao, Thai, and Burmese New Year in the Park– From 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Asian ethnic organizations will be celebrating their cultures with performances, music, food vendors and much more. The event is free to attend, but you do pay for your food, beverages and goods for dale. It’s at Glenhaven Park, NE 82nd Avenue of Roses and Siskiyou Street, just north of Madison High School.

> Hispanic Kids Day at the Library – This afternoon’s events, held primarily in Spanish celebrates children and bilingual literacy. Enjoy music, stories, books, fun activities?,? and educational crafts. Each child in attendance will receive a free book. It’s from 2-4 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave.; for more information, call (503) 988-5123.

April 30
> Zenger Farm Summer Camp Open House – From 1:00 until 4:00 p.m., they’re hosting a fun, free family event where you can learn all about their Summer Camps. The whole farm will be open for exploration and we’ll have some of our favorite camp activities set up so you can see what they’re like. – Visit the Chickens – Cook a Farm Treat – Explore the Wetland – Play Games – Free food will be provided. Camp Counselors will be on hand to answer all of your questions and to help you sign up on the spot, if you’re ready. The event is FREE, but they do ask that you let them know you’re coming: CLICK HERE. Zenger Farm is located at 11741 SE Foster Road, 97266.

May, 2017
East Portland News
Community Calendar

May 1
> Parkrose Business After Hours – From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., come mix and mingle with owners and managers of Parkrose area businesses. This is also the launch of their Shop Parkrose Coupon Book promotion. They’re meeting at Pulehu Pizza, locate at 2700 NE 82nd Avenue – inside THE LUMBERYARD, across the street from Madison High School.

May 2
Wilkes Community Group Meeting – At 6:30 p.m. this evening, the board of this neighborhood association – and interested others – meet. For more information, contact their Chair Richard Mohley at Wilkes.Community.Group.Chair@gmail.com. Note their new location: St George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Avenue, 97230.

May 4
> ROSE Anniversary Celebration – During the evening, many are gathering for ROSE Community Development’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. TICKETS: $40 per person. It’s being held in northwest at EcoTrust 721 NW 9th Avenue, 2nd Floor Portland, 97209. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

May 8
> Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association – The general meeting of these neighbors begins at 7:00 p.m.  It’s at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Avenue. E-mail PGNA at their new address: pgnaboard@gmail.com; for more information, or see their official website: CLICK HERE.

May 11
> Ecology Guided Walk: Ferns – From 11:00 a.m. until noon, venture out with a volunteer guide for an opportunity to explore microclimates at the Garden and the wonders that inhabit these areas. Appropriate for ages 14-adult (15 students maximum). Pre-registration required. $5 nonmember or FREE for Leach Garden Friends members per walker. Register online at their website: CLICK HERE, or, call (503) 823-1673. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236. NOTE! The 122nd Ave. Bridge is out; see their website for the map showing the “back way” to their lower parking lot!

> Centennial Community Association – at 6:00 p.m., they’re holding a General meeting of neighbors. For more information, contact their Chair, Tom Lewis as GAMODATO@aol.com. This meeting will be held at the Rosewood Community Center, 16126 SE Stark St., 97233.

May 12
> Celebrate National Public Garden Day at Leach – From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. today, Leach Botanical Garden will celebrate by hosting a special Stone Cabin Open House. This historic cabin, which was featured on the TV series Grimm, is tucked away in the woods across the creek from the Manor House. And, that day through May 14, the Garden’s gift shop will also be offering a $5 off coupon on purchases over $25. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue. NOTE! The 122nd Ave Bridge is out – see their website for directions to their parking lot: CLICK HERE.

May 16
> Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association – Their Board meet at 6:30 p.m. this evening, at Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Station #2, 4800 NE 122nd Avenue. All are invited to attend. For more information, call (503) 823-4550.

> Parkrose Neighborhood Association – At 7:00 p.m. this evening, they’re holding a General Membership meeting. It’s at the Russellville Grange, 12105 NE Prescott Street. For more information, email parkroseneighbors@gmail.com.

May 17
> Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association – Their general meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. It’s at the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, 17115 SE Foster Road. For more information, contact PVNA Chair Paul Grosjean at paul@eperformancegroup.net.

May 18
> Russell Neighborhood Association – Their general meeting starts at 7:00 PM, at Western States Chiropractic College, 2900 NE 132nd (Hampton Hall). To find out if they’re meeting, or for more information, contact Ron Glanville at ronglanville@gmail.com.

May 20
> Children’s Nature Fair – This annual Leach Garden event returns, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Traveling Seeds” Children of all ages will love this FREE event. Learn about seeds of all kinds, including those that disperse by “traveling.” Which ones fly? Which ones catch a ride? What role do we play in helping them get where they need to go?  Also have fun meeting Audubon’s Education Birds, go on a scavenger hunt or nature walk, enjoy face painting, crafts, music, and the world-famous slug races. Top it off with a 25 cent ice cream cone. Parking and entry is in the Upper Meadow of Leach Botanical Garden. : CLICK HERE, or, call (503) 823-1673 for more information.

> All American Magic & Comedy Show – At a 2:00 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, come see the new edition of this amazing show by master illusionist Mark Benthimer and the hilarious hi-jinks of ventriloquist Scott Davis. Continuing their three-year run of sold out shows, Portland’s most exciting venue is presenting another incredible two hour family show filled with mind bending illusions, music, dazzling assistants, audience participation, plus the side splitting comedy and magic. Get tickets online (they sell out every show) and see their special family pack deals at their website: CLICK HERE. Or, call 503-995-7379 for more information. The theater also boasts Portland’s best snack bar deals with cotton candy and popcorn for a buck, plenty of free parking and an on-site Magic Shop. It’s all inside at Mall 205.

May 21
> East County Community Orchestra in concert – At the downbeat of Director Dr. Roger G. Nickerson’ baton, this fine 70-piece orchestra at 3:00 p.m. as their Spring Concert, “Dancing Through Our Memories,” begins. Music lovers will hear the most memorable tunes of performers in the early 1900’s.  Hits from include songs by Broadway’s Lerner and Lowe, and will include the movie hit “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).  Musical memories of Artie Shaw and George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” will be heard on the stroll down Memory Lane. Admission is FREE, but this non-profit organization gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs. And, remember, tables of cookies and treats, and pots of coffee will be in the lobby for guests’ enjoyment at intermission. It all takes place at the wheelchair accessible Horner Performing Arts Center, David Douglas High School, 1400 SE 130th Avenue (between Division and Stark streets).

May 22
> Mill Park Neighborhood Association – Their General Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, located at 11560 SE Market Street. 97216. Call (503) 823-4550 or e-mail Trevor Hopper at mill.park.pdx.chair@gmail.com for more information.

May 26
> Lents Neighborhood Association – They’re meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd. For more information, contact their Chair, Judy Low, at pmsi_92@hotmail.com.

May 25
> Glenfair Neighborhood Association – At 7:00 p.m. this evening, Board members and neighbors irregularly meet to discuss issues in their area. For more information, contact Chair Chair Brenda McSweeney at brendam170@aol.com to see if they’re meeting, or see their website: CLICK HERE. They meet at Glenfair School, 15300 NE Glisan Street.

 

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