East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
June ~ July 2017
Community Calendar

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Regular readers have found 10 events listed for June and July – now including National Night Out events into August. We add, correct or change more events as they come in during the month. Be sure to check back often.

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East Portland’s Community Calendar
June, 2017

June 24
> Big HUGE Book Sale – From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Montavilla United Methodist Women will be having the book sale. The price is $5 per bag filled with as many books as can be packed in one brown grocery bag. There will be several hundred books to select from. It’s at Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 S E 80th Avenue. between Stark and Burnside streets.

> Taste of Parkrose 5K/10K Fun Run – At 9:00 a.m., participants will be heading out of the gate (please sign in by 8:45 a.m.) as runners will tour Parkrose, through Maywood Park and into Gateway Green, in celebration of their  official opening day. The route will starts and ends at Rossi Farms, near Parkrose High School. To sign up online at Active.com, CLICK HERE. Proceeds benefit Parkrose High School student activities.

> Taste of Parkrose returns – From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the fourth edition of this fun-filled, family event takes place in the Parkrose area. The centerpiece of Taste of Parkrose will once again be “EggFest,” Parkrose Hardware’s showcase of Big Green Egg grills with volunteers cooking up a variety of tasty treats. “Tasting tickets” for EggFest will be 50 cents each or $10 for an “unlimited tastings” wristband; proceeds to benefit Portland Rescue Mission. Stay and enjoy live music, kids’ games and family activities. This years festivities again include a beer garden featuring Gateway Brewing beverages. NOTE NEW LOCATION: It’s at Rossi Farms, located at 3839 NE 122nd Avenue, 97230. This great community event is hosted by Historic Parkrose; for more information see their event-specific Facebook page: CLICK HERE.

> Moving from Owing to Owning – From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Investment Trust presents this meeting that will prepare people to become a knowledgeable investor so that you can meet their financial goals. This class is a prerequisite to becoming an investor in the Community Investment Trust. It’s being held at Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue, 97233. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Gathering at Gateway Green – Today, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00p.m., this celebration, featuring Dirt Lab, marks the first completed phase of the park, highlighting the new off-road cycling trails and skills course. Join them for a fun day filled with food, music, nature crafts, games, and exhibitions. Be the first to try out the new bike trails available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders! There will be plenty of activities for the non-bikers too. Check out the children’s free play area and obstacle course, or give slacklining a try. Confirmed activities for the day include two fun-loving clowns, a children’s puppet show, a local folk band, a reggae drum circle, a scavenger hunt with prizes, bike demonstrations, delicious food, and sweet treats. Find out how to get there, and register for the event at their official sign-up page: CLICK HERE.

June 25
> 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.

> Classic Rides Cruise-in – from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., this car club is holding their 12th annual cruise-in event. The $15 registration and new, unwrapped toys will benefit SnowCap Community Charities, Sabin Automotive Tech School and Legacy Emanuel Randall Children’s hospital. There will be special activities, a trivia contest and music by “Tunes go To”. Lots of trophies, and Dash Plaques for the first 100 registrants. It’s hosted by Bill Dayton’s PIZZA BARON restaurant, located at SE 122nd Avenue at Division Street. For more information, contact ClassicRidesPortland@gmail.com.

> 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.

June 26
> Moving from Owing to Owning – From 5:45 until 8:00 p.m., Community Investment Trust presents this meeting that will prepare people to become a knowledgeable investor so that you can meet their financial goals. This class is a prerequisite to becoming an investor in the Community Investment Trust. It’s being held at Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue, 97233. For more information, CLICK HERE.

> 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.

June 27
> 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.

> Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors – Their General Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. this evening at Parkrose United Methodist Church, 11111 NE Knott Street. For more information, contact Tom Badrick, tbadrick@aol.com.

June 28
> 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 features Diane Nudelman with Skyline Home Loans. Coffee and breakfast goodies will be provided. It’s in Clackamas at Town Center III, 10121 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite 230 Clackamas OR 97015. 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.

June 29
> Experience the World of Ghana – The performance begins with a solo dance, followed by drumming. Chata Addy will shares the names of the different instruments, their functions in the music and how they are played. Members of the audience are invited to join Chata to drum and dance. Together we will bring rhythms of joy to share with everyone. It’s from 2-2:45 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Moving from Owing to Owning – From 5:45 until 8:00 p.m., Community Investment Trust presents this meeting that will prepare people to become a knowledgeable investor so that you can meet their financial goals. This class is a prerequisite to becoming an investor in the Community Investment Trust. It’s being held at Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue, 97233. For more information, CLICK HERE.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
July, 2017

> Leach Garden‘s Art in Nature Summer Day CampRegister now for this program where the Garden will be transformed into a self-contained art studio for summer day campers. Studying nature while exploring the Garden enhances art projects such as drawing, sculpture, weaving and more. For children ages 9-13 years. Preregistration required. $210 per camper includes $50 nonrefundable registration fee; Scholarships available. CLICK HERE for more information. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

July 2
> ‘Berry Bash’ at Lents International Farmers Market – During their regular market hours, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., join them in a celebration of berry season Every half hour local children’s book author, Lisa Wilke, will read from her new book, The Pie Contest. They’ll also have a strawberry photo booth, a berry-based activity for Food Scouts, and a demonstration booth with a variety of berry-showcasing recipe samples. Don’t miss this berry special market day, at their new location: SE 92nd and Reedway Street, between Foster and Harold. For more information, see their 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.

> Kids Fun Fair & Gospel Bluegrass Concert – From 1:30 until 3:30 p.m., families and community members to attend its annual SunnyCity event to enjoy a kids fun fair and gospel bluegrass concert on the lawn. The kids event will feature a bouncy house, face painting, Makers Craft Studio, music school, games and more. Following the kids event, Jericho Road, a Willamette Valley gospel bluegrass band, will perform a free concert on the lawn at 4:00 p.m. It all takes place at Portland Adventist Academy, located at 1500 SE 96th Avenue, 97216 (just north of SE Market Street; and east of the I-205 Freeway).

July 3
> East Portland Community Center Independence Day Parade and Celebration – The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. with free face painting, crafts, and fun outside EPCC. At 11:30 a.m., the parade steps off, winding it’s way to CherryWood Village and back. Than from 1:00 until 3:15 p.m., cool off in the amazing EPCC pool (regular admission prices apply) for Safety Splash Fun Day, featuring a Biggest Splash contest. Call EPCC for more info at 503-823-3450. No registration is required for these events, just join in. Costumes and decorated bikes and strollers are encourage. The EPCC is located at 740 SE 106th Avenue, 97216, a block south of Floyd Light Middle School.

July 9
> 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.

July 10
> Organic Gardening Short CourseGrow Portland is offering them from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in four sessions, taught on different days of the week, learn to grow your own vegetables Beginner gardeners will gain the skills and confidence needed to cultivate healthy and productive vegetable gardens. The classes will help students to anticipate common challenges that gardeners may encounter. The class focuses on hands-on learning and understanding the science behind the practices. They will take you through the entire process of selecting a garden site, soil preparation, irrigation, planting, pests, diseases and harvest. You will have plenty of time to ask all your gardening questions, learn from others in the group and gather resources for the future. FEE: Pay-as-you-will. All classes are held at Menlo Park School Garden, 12900 NE Glisan Street. CLICK HERE to visit their webpage to learn about the courses and dates on which they’re taught.

July 11
> Concert in Mt. Tabor Park  – Tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation and neighborhood organizations and sponsors are hosting this musical event. Tonight, the concert features Conjunto Alegre (Salsa, cumbia, bachata). Food is typically available for purchase. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs and enjoy the show. The park is located at SE 69th and Taylor St.

July 16
> 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.

July 18
> Concert in Mt. Tabor Park – Tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation and neighborhood organizations and sponsors are hosting this musical event. Tonight, the concert features The Seventh Seal (Caribbean reggae from Bim Barbados). Food is typically available for purchase. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs and enjoy the show. The park is located at SE 69th and Taylor St.

July 19
> 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.

July 20
> Natural Gardening Class: Weeding and pests – From 5:30 until 7:00 p.m., take in FREE class taught by Outgrowing Hunger’s field operations manager and staff farmer, Brittany Giunchigliani detailing Ways to control weeds (mulch, cover crops, planting techniques), integrated pest management. Classes are designed for either the beginner or intermediate gardener. They will be meeting in the garden area, right next to the covered picnic table shelter, rain or shine. While free, they do ask you to register: CLICK HERE to do so. These classes are held just east of the Portland City Line in Gresham at Nadaka Nature Park, 17500 NE Glisan Street, 97230.

July 20
> 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.

July 22
> Community CARE Festival – a From 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., this event features Arts & Crafts; Local resources and Social Services; Vision & Lead Testing & other direct care; Entertainment, Free Food & Fun for Everyone. Sponsored by East Portland Action Plan, The Rosewood Initiative, IRCO, and People.Places.Things. For more information, see their Facebook page: CLICK HERE.  It’s being held in the IRCO Gym, 10301 NE Glisan Street.

> Zenger Farm Hoedown – This Summer Celebration features Farm Fun with Red Yarn, family folk performer & Wonderly, indie folk duo Salt & Straw ice cream, Beer & Cider Garden with Breakside. Photo booth from Patrick F. Smith Photography. Family-Friendly Summer Beverage Station from our Community Chefs, Farm Games and Kids Activities. Hoedown is our festive celebration at the height of summer! Your ticket includes dinner, a drink ticket, and fun activities for the whole family. To buy your tickets securely online: CLICK HERE. Zenger Farm is located at 11741 SE Foster Road, 97266.

July 22-23
> Portland ‘Zine Symposium – From noon until 6:00 p.m., now in its 17th year of existence, this women of color led gathering has the mission to amplify women and non-binary voices; supporting communities of color doing justice work; and through its nature, holding a beacon for zinesters writing their stories. For more information about this program, and the kick-off reception the night before, see their website: CLICK HERE. It’s being held this year at the APANO JAMS space at 8114 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206.

July 23
> 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. 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.

July 25
> Concert in Mt. Tabor Park – Tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation and neighborhood organizations and sponsors are hosting this musical event. Tonight, the concert features Freak Mountain Ramblers (Home-brewed mountain rock). Food is typically available for purchase. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs and enjoy the show. The park is located at SE 69th and Taylor St.

July 27
> Leach Garden Arts – Plein Air Class – From 9:00 a.m. until Noon, the Garden will be the inspiration for this class in landscape watercolor painting by instructor Jane Nash. Plein Air means “out of doors”, meaning participants will paint as the impressionists did, using natural settings and the changing light as their subjects. Supply list provided at registration. This adult class suitable for all skill levels. Preregistration required CLICK HERE and scroll down to the class. FEE: $35. Leach Botanical Garden is located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

July 28
> Parkrose National Night Out – Starting at 5:00 p.m., the Parkrose Neighborhood Association presents booths to browse, food vendors to  choose from and activities for the kids.  Enjoy live music about 6:30 p.m. Then, at dusk, see Zootopia on the Portland Parks’ big screen, shown with stereo music. Leave the booze at home, but feel free to bring a picnic dinner, soft drinks, and low, beach-type chairs and blankets. This event is at Knott Park, located at 11427 NE Sacramento Street, 97220.

July 30
> 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.  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.

July 31
> Powellhurst-Gilbert National Night Out – Starting at 5:00 p.m., the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association hosts their annual fun event, including booths to browse, food vendors to  choose from and activities for the kids.  Enjoy live music about 6:30 p.m. Then, at dusk, see Sing on the Portland Parks’ big screen, shown with stereo music. Leave the booze at home, but feel free to bring a picnic dinner, soft drinks, and low, beach-type chairs and blankets. This event is at Earl Boyles Park, located SE 107th Avenue & Francis Street, 97266.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
August, 2017

August 1
> Mill Park National Night Out – Starting at 5:00 p.m., the Mill Park Neighborhood Association hosts their annual fun event, featuring community organization and business booths to browse, activities for the kid, live music and FREE hot dogs! This event is at Earl Boyles Park, located SE 107th Avenue & Francis Street, 97266.

August 5
> Wilkes Community National Night Out – Starting at 5:00 p.m., the Wilkes Community Group hosts their annual fun event, featuring food vendors, community and government service booths, and activities for the kids.  Enjoy live music about 6:30 p.m. Then, at dusk, see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on the Portland Parks’ big screen, shown with stereo music. Leave the booze at home, but feel free to bring a picnic dinner, soft drinks, and low, beach-type chairs and blankets. This event is at Wilkes Park, located at 3655 NE 154th Avenue, 97230.

 

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