East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
 September ~ October 2019
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.

Now! More Library Event Listings! Because readers have asked for them, we’re now including many Multnomah County Library “Special Events” for the Rockwood and Gresham libraries – in addition to our own Midland Regional Library. The library where the event takes place is clearly noted in each listing.

Regular readers have found 121 events listed for October and November – 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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September’s Featured Events

September 28
> Jim PepperFest 2019 – This unique, free outdoor festival returns, celebrating Native American culture, food and music. See more information about this event on this date listing, below.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
September, 2019

September 17
> Making Games for Beginners – Come join Pixel Arts Game Education as they make games, stories and digital art together with a variety of tools. All skill levels are welcome in this workshop. You’ll get a chance to learn Scratch, Twine and other free game-making tools. At the end of this mini-workshop, we’ll share our work online and play each other’s games. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling. It’s from 4-6 pm.  NOTE: this is at the Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Ave., call (503) 988-5123 for more information

> 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 – From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, they’re meeting at the Russellville Grange, 12105 NE Prescott Street, 97220. For more information, email parkroseneighbors@gmail.com.

September 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 Town Hall/Current Events AM topic is “TBD” – which could mean Tired Bad Doctors, or Troubled Boisterous Dads. Or, they just don’t know the topic. We’re told they’re meeting at Arcadia Senior Living, 13031 SE Foster Rd, 97236. For more information, 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. Each week is different with seasonal themes. 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.

> Mutualism, Deception, and Self Defense — Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and garden strolling; program starts at 7:00 p.m. for this “Historical Perspectives” – Leach Botanical Garden 2019 Lecture Series presentation with Celeste Searles Mazacano, PhD who will explain “the complex dance of co-evolution in insects and plants” in her presentation. Come learn about fascinating and intricate ways in which plants and insects have evolved to affect each other’s traits and behaviors, including defensive arms races, attraction to sweet rewards, and trickery and death traps.  TICKETS: $15 general admission | $10 Leach Garden Friends members. To learn more about the program, or make reservations online, CLICK HERE. It’s at Leach Botanical Garden,  6704 SE 122nd Avenue 97236, a short twisty drive south from SE Foster Road; park in the lot across Johnson Creek.

> Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association general meeting – From 7:00 until 8:30 p.m., neighbors and guests are welcome to this meeting, held currently in the Library of Alice Ott Middle School, located at 12500 SE Ramona Street.

September 19
> Parkrose Business Association – This business group gets together today at 11:30 a.m. Come and meet this group of business people. Their meeting is at Elmer’s Restaurant, 10001 NE Sandy Blvd.  97220. The meeting is free, you pay for your lunch chosen from a limited menu.

> Girls Who Make – Work on creating a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent wacky crafts, laser cut a photograph on wood, work on robotics projects, and more. For kids and teens in grades 4-12. It’s from 3-5:30 pm. NOTE: This is at the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Russell Neighborhood Association Meeting – They meet from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at University of Western States, 2900 NE 132nd Avenue, Hampton Hall Conference Room. For more information contact Ron Glanville, ronglanville@gmail.com or look to russellneighbors.org.

September 20
> HawkWatch: Raptor Rendezvous – Come meet a live raptor! And listen as HawkWatch International talks about the work they are doing in Oregon and why it is important.  It’s from 4:30-5:15 pm. NOTE: This is at the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

September 20-22
> Oktoberfest at Oaks Amusement Park – Through Sunday, nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park presents its annual Oktoberfest for the whole family – with German food and beer, live polka music and dancing, wiener dog races, Kinderplatz children’s area, local craft vendors, and more. Plenty of free parking, on Oaks Park Way, north from the railroad tracks at the west end of S.E. Spokane Street. More details are online: CLICK HERE.

September 21
> 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 11:15-11:45 am at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Decorigami for Adults – If you combine the words “decorate” and “origami,” you get decorigami. Decorigami is a made-up word to describe projects that are to be embellished, doodled, or colored after folding paper. Local origami artist Yuki Martin will introduce some of her decorigami projects. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling. It’s from 2-4 pm. NOTE: this is at the Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Ave., call (503) 988-5123 for more information

> Russell Oktoberfest – From 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., come enjoy brats, kraut, potato salad, live musical entertainment, traditional dancing and sing-along. Oh yes, Gateway Brewing will be bringing some of there adult beverages for the beer garden. TICKETS: $15 Adults | $10 Teens/kids/Seniors | $20 Families. It’s at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ; 12505 NE Halsey Street (just east of BiMart).

September 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. Visit them at their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – It’s open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday, come shop for fresh local produce, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. Check in on their monthly ‘Nutrition at the Market’ program, enjoy live music, kids activities and more. Kids and “well-behaved” dogs on leashes welcomed. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood.

September 23
> Mill Park Neighborhood Association – Neighbors and guests meet at 6:30 p.m. to help strengthen their neighborhood. E-mail Trevor Hopper at mill.park.pdx.chair@gmail.com to see if, and where they are meeting, or for more information.

September 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 the East Portland [Neighborhood] Community Office at (503) 823-4550.

September 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 is being hosted by a Top Secret member, and an undisclosed location. If you can find it, you’re in! For more information, 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. Each week is different with seasonal themes. 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.

> EPIC meets – Starting at 6:00 p.m., East Portland Involved Citizens gets together for their monthly meeting about issues related to the Portland Police Bureau, crime and crime prevention. They meet in the East Precinct Community Room, located at 737 SE 106th Avenue, 97216. For more information, contact dave.smith@portlandoregon.gov.

> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting. Dinner is provided; come early and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. For special accommodation or more information, call (503) 823-4035. 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.

> Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors – Their general membership meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. this evening at Parkrose United Methodist Church, located at 11111 NE Knott Street. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

September 26
> Glenfair Neighborhood Association Board Meeting – It’s at 6:30 p.m.; and, they meet at the East Portland Neighborhood Office, located at 1017 NE 117 Avenue. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

September 27
> Dramatic classic, “Streetcar Named Desire” plays in Sandy – Continuing this, their Final weekend, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama, set against the backdrop of New Orleans’ gritty French Quarter in which a former school teacher and socialite learns gritty life lessons in the seamy, steamy underbelly of 1940s New Orleans. Because of mature content, this show is not recommended for those under age 12.  The show plays Fridays and Saturdays through to September 29 at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 seniors 60+, veterans, & students with ID.  Tickets may be purchased at their website: CLICK HERE. Sandy Actors Theatre is located at 17433 Meinig Ave in Sandy, behind Ace Hardware.

September 28
> Naturescaping Basics – From 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, learn to Naturescape at this workshop put on by EMSWCD.  “Naturescaping” is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases storm-water runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores • pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use • how native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden • basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips. It’s FREE, but preregistration is required; CLICK HERE to register online. This workshop is being held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market Street 4244 SE 91st Avenue 97266.

> Jim PepperFest 2019 – This FREE outdoor festival returns, with the theme, “Recovering the Sacred”. It features Native musicians, artists, food and fun for all ages; and featuring “Speak/Sing Native”. It’s at Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

> 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 11:15-11:45 am at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> All American Magic & Comedy Show – At a 2:05 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, come see the latest edition of this remarkable show by master illusionist Mark Benthimer and the hilarious escapades of ventriloquist Scott Davis. Continuing their six-year run of sold out shows, Portland’s most only 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.

> Printmaking for Autumn – In this fun and engaging workshop, you will design, carve and print your own lino block stamps. Registration required; register online, in the library. It’s from 2-3:30 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Bike Repair Basics – Want to learn to fix your own bike? Drop in with your bike and your repair questions for p:ear’s student bike mechanics. Prepare to have fun and get your hands dirty, and ride away on a smooth, repaired bike. It’s from 4:30-6 pm. NOTE: This is at the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Farm to Table Gala at Zenger Farm – Starting at 5:00 p.m., join them for this benefitting Zenger Farm! Enjoy the fall weather in their fields and a delicious meal featuring fresh produce grown on the farm. Find out more at their website: CLICK HERE.

> 73rd Annual German Sausage Dinner in Argay Terrace – From 4:30 until 7:00 p.m., the Rivercrest Community Church volunteers again presents this family dining event! Come and enjoy traditional German Sausage, fried potatoes, sauerkraut, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, pie, coffee, tea, juice. TICKETS: Adults, $12.00 | Kids ages 5-12, $5.00 }  under 5 eat free. Tickets at the door day of event or purchase earlier by calling Shari @ 503-254-4400. Take out available; handicap accessible entrance. Rivercrest Community Church is located at 3201 NE 148th Avenue.

September 29
> 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. Visit them at their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Ecodyeing silk scarves workshop – From 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, learn how botanical printing uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature – resulting in stunning plant portraits on fabric. Textile artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process. At the end of the day, you’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. You’ll also be given a dyeing kit and the knowledge to make more, for yourself or as spectacular gifts for others. FEE: $125 per student. Advance registration required: CLICK HERE to register online. It’s in the Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – a long, twisty block south of SE Foster Road.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – It’s open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday, come shop for fresh local produce, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. Check in on their monthly ‘Nutrition at the Market’ program, enjoy live music, kids activities and more. Kids and “well-behaved” dogs on leashes welcomed. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
October, 2019

October 1
> 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 Wilkes97230@gmail.com. They’re meeting at St George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Avenue, 97230. 4thTuesday

> 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.

October 3
> Yarn Club – Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun as we learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. It’s this afternoon, from 4 until 6 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave.; call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Chamber Happier Hour – From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., The East Portland Chamber of Commerce holds this monthly no-host networking and fun event. Come and meet members who typically can’t attend the Wednesday morning meetings. This month, they’re gathering at Stanford’s, Lloyd Center; 913 Lloyd Center, 97232. For more information, or call (503) 788-8589.

> East Portland Parks Coalition – Come on by, starting at 7:00 p.m. this evening, and meet with others who are interested in improving and maintaining parks in outer East Portland. This month: A program of interest. It’s at the EPC(N)O Office, 1017 NE 117th Avenue. Contact Chair Linda Robinson at lrobinspdx@comcast.net for more information about the meeting.

October 5
> Parkrose Bronco Boosters Pop Can Drive – It’s today, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., take your deposit-return cans and bottles with you to help support their community educational efforts. A different school organization volunteers for duty during the event each month. They’re back at the Parkrose Middle School front entrance, at 11800 NE Shaver St.  97220.  It’s coordinated by Patty Meighen, contact her at pmeighen@hotmail.com.

> Free ‘1st Saturday’ Guided Tours at Leach Botanical Garden – From  11:00 a.m. until noon, join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick for seasonal explorations of the Garden.  She will show you what’s blooming and of seasonal interest, provide useful and engaging information, and share fun stories about the adventurous creators of the Garden, Botanist Lilla Leach and pharmacist/civic leader John Leach. Maximum tour size 15 visitors; No registration required; no tickets, because it’s FREE. First come, first served. Meet in front of the Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden, located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236. Call (503) 823-1671 for more information.

October 6
> 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 their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Montavilla Farmers Market – It’s open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday, come shop for fresh local produce, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. Check in on their monthly ‘Nutrition at the Market’ program, enjoy live music, kids activities and more. Kids and “well-behaved” dogs on leashes welcomed. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood.

October 8
> Midway Business Association – From 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., come learn about this business group dedicated to helping neighbors and businesses improve the southern end of outer East Portland. NOTE: This organization is changing meeting locations. We’re not sure where they’re meeting this month; check their website: CLICK HERE.

> Yarn Club – Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun as we learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. It’s this afternoon, from 4 until 6 pm at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave.; call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Foster Area Business Association –Their board (and interested others) meet today at 6:00 p.m. at “The Pod Bar” in Carts on Foster; the northeast corner of SE Foster and 52nd Avenue where folks are welcome to purchase dinner from one of the vendors before the meeting. For more information call (503) 774-2832.

> 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.

October 10
> Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden – From 6:00 until 8:30 p.m., Learn how gardens are pollinated by a variety of insects that help flowers set seed and help fruit and vegetable plants produce an edible harvest at this workshop put on by EMSWCD.. Mostly familiar with European honey bees, few of us are aware of the many flies, beetles, moths and butterflies at our doorsteps that also provide critical pollination services. In this workshop you will learn about the different kinds of pollinators that might be living in your garden, discover a plant palette to help attract and support pollinators, and go beyond the bloom to consider ways to provide shelter, water, nesting, and overwintering sites. . It’s FREE, but preregistration is required; CLICK HERE to register online. This workshop is being held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market Street 4244 SE 91st Avenue 97266.

> Lents Neighborhood Livability Association– They’re meeting from 6:30 until  8:30 p.m. You’ll find them at the Community Connection Center (CCC) located on the grounds of the Mt. Scott Church of God at 10603 SE Henderson Street. For more information contact LNLA at lnla2018@gmail.com.

October 12
> Rain Gardens 101 – From 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Learn how to build your own rain garden at this workshop put on by EMSWCD. Explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time. You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. It’s FREE, but preregistration is required; CLICK HERE to register online. This workshop is being held at Orchards of 82nd-APANO Multicultural Space, 8118 SE Division Street, 97206.

October 13
> Beneficial Insects – From  1:00 until 3:30 pm, if you can’t tell the difference between the “good” bugs and the “bad” bugs, come to this workshop put on by EMSWCD. Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that work around the clock to provide free pest control. You will discover plant types and management practices that provide habitat to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive. You’ll also learn how to keep an eye out for some of the invasive insect pests that currently threaten our state. It’s FREE, but preregistration is required; CLICK HERE to register online. Its being held at Leach Botanical Garden (Manor House), 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – a long, twisty block south of SE Foster Road.

> PACS Award Banquet – Starting at 4:00 p.m. with a Silent Auction, supporters of Gateway-area based Portland Adventist Community Services will celebrate the successes of the year. This is the only annual fundraiser for PACS and the money raised at the event will allow us to continue to serve over 6,000 adults, children and seniors every month. For ticket information: CLICK HERE. It’s being held again at the Embassy Suites Hotel-Airport, located at 7900 NE 82nd Avenue, 97220.

October 14
> 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.

> 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. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

> “Ghosts”, drama performed in Gresham – Note new starting time this year: at 7:30 p.m. this evening, the Readers Theatre Gresham group presents this “Readers Theater” performance by the Mt. Hood Repertory Company. About this play: Ghosts is a scathing commentary on 19th century morality. Because of this subject matter, which includes religion, venereal disease, incest and euthanasia, it immediately generated strong controversy and negative criticism. Since then, the play has fared better and is considered a ‘great play’ that historically holds a position of ‘immense importance’. This play is presented “Reader’s Theatre style” – in which the actors use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story without visuals such as sets, costumes and movement. It’s like listening to stories on the radio with images in your head, assisted by facial expressions of the actors. Tickets at the door are $9/Adults | $4/Students, no credit cards, please and no reservations. It’s at the Gresham Chapel and Evening Event Center at 257 SE Roberts Ave. in beautiful downtown Gresham.

October 15
> 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 – From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, they’re meeting at the Russellville Grange, 12105 NE Prescott Street, 97220. For more information, email parkroseneighbors@gmail.com. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

October 17
> 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 Elmer’s Restaurant, 10001 NE Sandy Blvd.  97220. The meeting is free, you pay for your lunch chosen from a limited menu.

October 23
> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting. Dinner is provided; come early and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. For special accommodation or more information, call (503) 823-4035. 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.

> Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors – Their general membership meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. this evening at Parkrose United Methodist Church, located at 11111 NE Knott Street.

October 24
> Glenfair Neighborhood Association Board Meeting – It’s at 6:30 p.m.; and, they meet at the East Portland Neighborhood Office, located at 1017 NE 117 Avenue. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

October 27
> Parkrose ‘Trunk or Treat’ returns – From 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., dress up the little kids – this event is for youngsters from 0-12 years of age – and come out to this fun event. Local business people stock their vehicle trunks and trucks with loads of goodies. Costume contest has great prizes. It’s in the parking lot of Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220-1499

October 28
> Mill Park Neighborhood Association – Neighbors and guests meet at 6:30 p.m. to help strengthen their neighborhood. E-mail Trevor Hopper at mill.park.pdx.chair@gmail.com for more information.

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