East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
December 2017
Community Calendar

Among these listings, you’ll find ways to be entertained, get involved with your community, help the environment, participate in your government, and learn valuable information. Many activities are free. And, you’ll also find direct links to the organizations’ websites – we test ’em all before we publish them to make sure they work, and help you stay safe online.

Regular readers have have now found a total of 121 events listed for November and December – so far! 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

December 11
> Powellhurst-Gilbert Annual Holiday Potluck – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., hang with your neighbors, eat some homemade grub, and join them for a fun evening of building community through sharing a meal. Everyone is encouraged to come; it’s a great time if you’ve never been to one of our meetings before and you just want to check things out. Bring a dish to share if you can. Please RSVP on their Facebook event page: CLICK HERE. It’s at Ron Russell Middle School, located at3955 SE 112th Avenue 97266.

December 12
> Centennial Community Association meeting – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., this neighborhood association meets. You’ll find them in the “Computer Lab” room at Rosewood, located at 16126 SE Stark Street, 97233. For more information, contact Tom Lewis at gamodato@aol.com.

December 16
> Volunteer to deliver ‘Sunshine’ food boxes – Vehicles will be lining up by 8:00 a.m. to help the Portland Police Bureau’s Sunshine Division deliver complete Christmas dinners to families in need, who live in outer East Portland.  You can deliver a single box, or as many as your vehicle will hold. And, they’ve got coffee, hot chocolate for you as you drive through to pick up your boxes. Come to the bureau’s East Precinct, located at 737 SE 106th Avenue, 97216.

> Lents Holiday Bazaar – From 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. is this all artisan crafts bazaar, meaning that all items for sale must be handmade or hand-altered by the vendor.  Packaged food vendors are welcome at indoor booths.  They will also have food carts parked outside for warm food, with tables inside for eating.  Santa will be visiting from the North Pole, wanting to chat with kids, happy to take pictures, and not eager to sell you a photo package (but they may be for sale). To find more information about how to participate as a vendor, CLICK HERE. It’s being held at Kelly Elementary School, 9030 SE Cooper Street.

December 17
> Montavilla “Winter Stock Up Farmers Market – Although their regular season is over, visit today, for two hours only, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. They’re featuring seasonal, locally raised, grown and created foods and crafts. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh bakery items and other prepared foods – rain or shine. 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.

December 18
> Zenger Farm Winter Camps – Today is the first day of their Winter Camp season. Campers will celebrate the changing of the  seasons, craft natural gifts for friends and family, and cook farm-fresh winter delights. For more fees, hours and programs and other information, and to register, see their special webpage: CLICK HERE. Zenger Farm is located at 11741 SE Foster Road, 97266.

> Hazelwood Neighborhood Association – They’re not meeting this month – they next meet on January 15. For more information, contact HNA Chair Arlene Kimura at arlene.kimura@gmail.com.

December 19
> Parkrose Neighborhood Association – They’re not meeting this month; their regular meetings will resume on January 16, 2018. For more information, email parkroseneighbors@gmail.com.

> Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association – They’re not meeting this month; their regular meetings will resume on January 16, 2018. For more information, call (503) 823-4550, or see their website: http://argay.org/.

December 21
> Russell Neighborhood Association –They’re not meeting tonight, but will be back next month. For more information, contact Ron Glanville at ronglanville@gmail.com.

December 22
> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting 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.

December 25

Merry Christmas!

December 30
> 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 five-year run of sold out shows, Portland’s most exciting magic theater 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.

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