East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
October – November 2017
Community Calendar

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East Portland’s Community Calendar
October, 2017

Through October 31
> Rossi Pumpkin Patch – From noon until dusk enjoy, Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Hayrides,  Free petting the farm goats. They’re offering reasonably priced  pumpkins and fall vegetables in the barn. They’re located at 3839 NE 122nd Avenue. For more information, see their website: CLICK HERE.

October  17
> 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.

> 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, or see their website: http://argay.org/.

October  18
> 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 hosted by Christa St. Clair with Arcadia Senior Living, at Arcadia Senior Living, 13031 SE Foster Rd, 97236. 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.

October 18
> Felted Acorns Art – Making a festive garland of felted acorns. The acorns will be wet felted wool balls attached to real acorn tops. It’s from 6-8 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

October  19
> Parkrose Business Association – This fine business group gets together today at 11:30 a.m. Come and meet this group of fun, energized business people. Their meeting is at Holiday Inn Airport 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. (in the hotel building, around the back at the former Flirt’s entrance – not the Convention Center next door. The meeting is free, and the buffet lunch is $19 including dessert and gratuity; reservations are NOT required.

> East Portland Chamber of Commerce NETWORKING AT NIGHT – From 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM , members and guests are invited to mix and mingle at this new chamber event. $5.00 includes networking and appetizers. No-host bar. It’s at MeKha Noodles, 6846 NE Sandy Blvd., 97213.

> STEAM Storytime – From 6:00 until 6:45 p.m., come enjoy a 15-minute storytime, followed by age-appropriate science, math or art exploration, designed for children ages 2-6 years old. It’s at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Russell Neighborhood Association –They meet at 6:30 p.m. at Hampton Hall; University of Western States Campus; 2900 NE 132nd Avenue. For more information, contact Ron Glanville at ronglanville@gmail.com.

October  21
> Malden Court Community Orchard planting party – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, you’re invited to get involved with this community project. This fall they are implementing their next phases of planting. They provide tools, materials, coffee and snacks; and ask that you bring water, closed-toed shoes, as well as friends, families and neighbors! No RSVP is required. Questions? Want to get involved in orchard leadership? Contact Michelle at orchard@greenlents.org. The Orchard is located at 7677 SE 87th Avenue, just south of SE Flavel Street, next to the Springwater Corridor Trail – but they ask that you park on Flavel Street.

> Volunteer at Portland Memory Garden – If you enjoy gardening, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., why not help out for a couple of hours this morning at this special purpose, national award winning garden, located in southeast Portland While volunteers with a green thumb are welcome, a gift for gardening is not a requirement. Tools and a brief orientation are offered to volunteers. It’s located at SE Powell Blvd at SE 104th Avenue in the southeast corner of Ed Benedict Park. To volunteer or to learn more, contact Patty Cassidy, Friends of the Portland Memory Garden at friendspmg@comcast.net.

> Planting at Russellville Grange Hall – From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 .m., join Depave to help put the finishing touches on the rain gardens at the Russellville Grange Hall, depaved in June. Depave will provide the tools, gloves, and gear. Snacks and lunch provided too. Please dress appropriately for the weather. This is an all ages event. We typically have activities for young stewards to be involved in depaving and planting, but parents are responsible for attending their children. To sign up for the event, CLICK HERE. It’s at the Russellville Grange, 12100 NE Prescott Street, 97220.

> Park opens in Argay Terrace – From 11 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation hosts the grand opening of Luuwit View Park, a 16-acre gem in northeast Portland’s Argay Terrace Neighborhood, featuring accessible play areas, a water play feature, gardens, paths, sports fields, and much more, all on formerly undeveloped land adjacent to Shaver Elementary School. This FREE community celebration with family-friendly activities including a Native American blessing and a drumming ceremony, a DJ and break-dancing, a Portland Park Ranger-led youth pledge as kids promise to care for the park, Zumba and exercise activities, skateboarding lessons, live guitar music, light refreshments, and celebrating. It’s located at 3701 NE 131st Place, 97230.

> Anti-Aging Lifestyle Workshop – Learn how to improve your physical and mental well-being with the health secrets of functional and natural medicine. Registration required; registering the library or by calling 503.988.5123. It’s from 11 am-12 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Black Storytime – The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). It’s from noon until 12:20 p.m. at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Bollywood Family Dance Party – Make the world a better place, one move at a time. Come and have fun learning moves that will teleport you into a Bollywood world full of possibilities and big smiles, complete with the authentic Indian Head Shake. Everyone at every skill level is welcome! It’s from 2-3 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

October  22
> Lents International Farmers Market – This great outer East Portland market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers. Note new location: It’s now found on SE 92nd near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage on the Portland Farmers Market website: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – Visit today, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They’re featuring locally raised, grown & created foods and crafts. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh baked bread & pastries and other foods. And enjoy lively music – rain or shine. They’re there every Sunday, now, through the end of October. It’s located in the 7600 Block of SE Stark St., just west of the Academy Theater, and across the street from Mr. Plywood. For more information, learn about volunteer opportunities, to see their “Dog Friendly” policy, or look at the astounding variety of vendors there this week, see their website: CLICK HERE.

> Pumpkin Painting Event Fundraiser – From 1:00 until 4:00 p.m., the “Paying It  Forward Store” is hosting their second annual event. Kids receive and paint a pumpkin and have a snack; adults listen to live music, and all can participate in games. They’ll also be having a Halloween costume contest. Have fun, while helping this not for profit organization that has been clothing and supplying those in need for years. FEE: $10 per child, less for multiple children. Please register and pay online: CLICK HERE. It’s being held at 10810 NE Sandy Boulevard.

October  23
> 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.

October  24
> 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, .

October  25
> 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 host and location remains one of the great unknowns of life. 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.

> 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.

October  28
> No Ivy (League) Day – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, Portland Parks & Recreation invites you to take part in No Ivy Day at several sites around Portland. Two official outer East Portland sites are at Gateway Green, and the other in Powellhurst-Gilbert along the Springwater Trail at SE 128th Avenue. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea, on site portable toilet, snacks and homemade treats provided. Dress for the weather, and wear long sleeved shirts, thick pants and sturdy boots. Terrain is hilly, with some potentially wet areas, so bring rubber boots if you have them. For more information, with a link to volunteer, CLICK HERE.

> Planting at Faithful Savior – From 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., join the Depave volunteers by coming by to help put the finishing touches on the giant rain garden at the Faithful Savior Lutheran Church depaved in June. Depave will provide the tools, gloves, and gear. Snacks provided too. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Please sign up: CLICK HERE. It’s at Faithful Savior Church, 11100 NE Skidmore Street, 97220.

> Black Storytime – The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). It’s from noon until 12:20 p.m. at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> The Ernest Harps Mystery: A Portland Ghost Story – Eleven-year-old Ernest Harps appeared on the front page of newspapers in 1909 due to the unexplainable happenings that swirled around the child. This paranormal history lecture will focus on this seven-day wonder, or perhaps his poltergeist playmate. It’s from 2-4 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

October 29
> Lents International Farmers Market – Come see them today, their CLOSING DAY FOR THE SEASON! This great outer East Portland market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers. Note new location: It’s now found on SE 92nd near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage on the Portland Farmers Market website: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – Today, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., is their season’s LAST DAY. They’re featuring locally raised, grown & created foods and crafts. Teen Cooking Class today: Kids, ages 11-18, can learn this “essential life skill” that will give them life-long confidence and inspiration to have fun in the kitchen. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh baked bread & pastries and other foods. And enjoy lively music – rain or shine. They’re there every Sunday, now, through the end of October. It’s located in the 7600 Block of SE Stark St., just west of the Academy Theater, and across the street from Mr. Plywood. For more information, learn about volunteer opportunities, to see their “Dog Friendly” policy, or look at the astounding variety of vendors there this week, see their website: CLICK HERE.

> Naturescaping Basics – From 1:00 until 5:00 p.m., the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to learn to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, minimizes pollution,  and creates habitat. Get natural gardening & design tips that mimic nature, and make your garden a healthy place for children, pets and wildlife. Workshop is FREE, but they do request you register online to help them plan: CLICK HERE to do so. This workshop is being held at 6704 SE 122nd Ave, 97236.

> Parkrose ‘Trunk or Treat’ returns – From 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, kids from “0 through 12” are invited to this fun event. It’s a fun, safe way for kids to “trick or treat”, sponsored by local businesses. And, adults will receive exclusive Parkrose business coupons. There’ll be candy, games and spooky music – with a Costume Contest at 5:00 p.m. It’s located in the Parkrose High School parking lot at 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220.

October 30
> Oregon Ghost Stories – Experience the eerie side of Oregon’s history in this fun and spooky set of stories performed by Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. Tell your own ghostly tale during the open microphone session. It’s for teens in grades 6-12 and it runs from 4:30-5:15 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

October 31
> East Portland Chamber of Commerce“Tasty Tuesday” networking noontime luncheon gathering. This is not a committee meeting and there is no agenda for the lunch, they simply patronize local Eastside minority owned restaurants for lunch and support their businesses. Today, it’s at the Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Rd., 97206. For more information, CLICK HERE to see the Chamber’s website, or call (503) 788-8589.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
November, 2017

November 1
> 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 speaker and topic at this EDUCATION AM is a deep, dark mystery. We do know they’ll be meeting at the host location: CherryWood Village, 1417 SE 107th Ave., 97216. 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.

November 6
> Library Teen Council – Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks, and have fun! Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly. It’s from 3:30-5 pm this afternoon at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Legos @ the Library – Bring your mad Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow at this program for kids ages 5-11. It’s from 4-5 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

November 7
> 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. They’re meeting at St George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Avenue, 97230.

> Pajama Time –Put on your pajamas, grab a bedtime buddy, and join us for stories, songs and fun. It’s for children 6 years and younger with adult. The program is from 7-7:30 p.m. at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

November 8
> 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 GOVERNMENT & ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AM presentation is by Lore Wintergreen, Advocate with the East Portland Action Plan. It’s at Adventist Health, 10123 SE Market St., 97216. 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.

November 15
> 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.

November 16
> Parkrose Business Association – This fine business group gets together today at 11:30 a.m. Come and meet this group of fun, energized business people. Their meeting is at Holiday Inn Airport 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. (in the hotel building, around the back at the former Flirt’s entrance – not the Convention Center next door. The meeting is free, and the buffet lunch is $19 including dessert and gratuity; reservations are NOT required.

> Russell Neighborhood Association –Tehy meet at 6:30 p.m. at Hampton Hall; University of Western States Campus; 2900 NE 132nd Avenue. For more information, contact Ron Glanville at ronglanville@gmail.com.

November 18
> Festive Origami Boxes and Ornaments – From 10:00 am until 12:30 pm, at Leach Botanical Garden, craft instructor Jane Weissman teaches how to transform beautifully patterned paper into multi-dimensional boxes and ornaments, some with botanical themes of flowers and leaves.  She’ll guide you step by step through the seemingly magical process of creases and folds.  You’ll leave with your own elegant creations, and the knowledge necessary to make more. All materials provided. FEE: $40.00  ($35 Leach members); limit 12 people ages 13 and up. Please register via phone with the Leach Garden Education Coordinator at 503-823-1671. It’s held in the Leach Garden Manor House at  6704 SE 122nd Ave., 97236 – but note: The 122nd Bridge is still out!  See their website for navigation instructions to their parking lot: CLICK HERE.

November 20
> Hazelwood Neighborhood Association – Either a Board or General Meeting (all are invited) starts at 6:30 p.m. at East Portland Neighborhood Office at 1017 NE 117th Avenue. For more information, contact HNA Chair Arlene Kimura at arlene.kimura@gmail.com.

November 21
> 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.

> 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, or see their website: http://argay.org/.

November 22
> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their Annual Picnic! Some food will be provided; you’re encouraged to bring a dish to share if you can, and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., so be on time to the picnic! Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. If you need interpretation in another language, or have questions, please contact: lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov. It’s being held at the “OLD” David Douglas School District Offices at 1500 SE 130th Avenue; entrance on the right-Southside of the building.

November 23

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