East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
June ~ July 2018
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.

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Featured June Events

June 23
> Taste of Parkrose – Plan to visit the 5th Annual Taste of Parkrose at Rossi Farms, Fun Run and other events. See the listing below!

East Portland’s Community Calendar
June, 2018

 

June 23
> Taste of Parkrose – From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Historic Parkrose presents its 5th Annual Taste of Parkrose at Rossi Farms. At this FREE family-oriented event, you’ll find • Gateway Brewing Beer Tent & Samples • Live Music • Kids Play Area • Local Arts Vendors • Food samples cooked on “Big Green Egg” grills on loan from presenting sponsor Parkrose Hardware. Sign up for Parkrose Hardware’s cooking competition and enter for a chance to win a $500 Parkrose Hardware shopping spree: CLICK HERE to do so. And, before the event, sign up for the 5K Fun Run to benefit the Parkrose High School Cross Country Team: CLICK HERE. It’s taking place again this year at Rossi Farms, located at 3839 NE 122nd Avenue, 97230. For full information, see their official webpage: 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 noon until 12:20 p.m. at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> Last weekend for ‘The Cemetery Club’, in Sandy – At 7:30 p.m. come out for the Sandy Actors Theatre’s last production of the season. ‘The Cemetery Club’ is called an “entertaining meditation on friendship and the nature of grief. It’s about three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves, dramatizing “two possible responses to a good thing.” This show plays through June 25 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets: $18 for adults | $15 for Seniors and Veterans | $10 for children. Learn more, and get tickets online at their secure website: CLICK HERE. The Sandy Actors Theatre is located behind Ace Hardware at 39181 Pioneer Boulevard, in beautiful downtown Sandy, 97055.

June 24
> 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 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 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 25
> 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.

June 26
> Community Discussion on Future of Hansen Site – From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., with the shuttering of the Hansen Shelter on June 15, I will be hosting a community discussion on the future of the site. Come share your thoughts, questions, and ideas with us as they discuss the community’s needs and desires for this location. It’s at the East Portland Action Plan office, 1017 NE 117th Avenue.

> 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, Sabina Urdes at (503) 823-4550.

June 27
> 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 sponsored by David Gattman of Comcast Business. Comcast swag, coffee and breakfast goodies will be provided. Win a door prize! They’re meeting at 7037 NE Sandy Blvd., 97213. 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. 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.

> 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-South side of the building.

June 28
> Alluring Heucheras & Their Kin – At 7:00 p.m. at Leach Botanical Garden, this presentation by Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries discover why Heucheras are hot. Get an overview of how Heucheras and Heucherellas are used around the world. Magnificent green walls, surprising containers, and landscape uses will be featured. Learn how these multipurpose plants can be used to their best advantage. From the hottest new varieties like the Little Cuties, to the highly touted trailing Heucherella Falls Series, you’ll be wowed by these plants’ beauty and diversity. Dan has authored numerous articles, the humorous Garden Clerk’s Dictionary, and co-authored of Heucheras and Heucherellas with Grahame Ware. FEE: $15/person. The street address for Leach Botanical Garden is 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – but remember, the 122 Bridge is out! Be sure to see their website for directions to their parking lot – and to register for the workshopCLICK HERE.

June 30
> 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.

> 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.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
July, 2018

July 1
> 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 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 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.

> SunnyCity Kids Fair and Concert in the Park – This fun, FREE annual event returns, bigger and better than ever. The Kids Fair runs from 1:00 until 3:45 p.m. with all of the usual fun, including face painting, entertainers and silly fun. Then, at 4:00 p.m., world-famous Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer will perform a hour-long concert. Bring a low beach chairs or a blanket for the concert; and there will be food carts where people can purchase a late lunch or early supper. It’s all happening at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Avenue, 97216 (just north of the TriMet MAX Light Rail line).

July 2
> 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.

July 3
> 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.

July 4

Happy Independence Day!

July 5
> 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.

> 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.

> East Portland Parks Coalition – This fine organization takes the summer months off; they’ll begin meeting again in September. Contact Chair Linda Robinson at lrobinspdx@comcast.net for more information.

July 8
> 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 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 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 14-15
> Paying It Forward Store Division Street Festival – From  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day, come out and enjoy part of your day supporting this important outer East Portland organization. Enjoy live music, face painting, vendors and food trucks with food available for purchase. You’ll find them in the lot at SE 115th Avenue along Division Street; 97266. To participate, or for more information, contact jim@payingitforwardstore.org.

July 15
> 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 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 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 16
> 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.

> 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.

July 17
> 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/.

July 18
> Leach Garden Lecture Series: Wine – Doors open at 6:00 for refreshments & strolling. At 7:00 p.m., Will Prouty, Division Wine & John Grochau, Grochau Cellars will team up to talk about the “dirt” on wine; how different soils impact farming and, ultimately, expression in wine. They will be offering wines made with grapes sourced from vines planted in distinctly different soil types and talk about how the variations impact the character in the wines. You’ll taste a flight of three different wines, with a discussion specific to each wine and it’s unique circumstance. Admission: $15/person. The street address for Leach Botanical Garden is 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – but remember, the 122 Bridge is out! Be sure to see their website for directions to their parking lot – and to register for the lectureCLICK HERE.

> Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association – Their general meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. They’re changing the location, so, for more information, see their Facebook page [CLICK HERE], or contact PVNA Chair Dale Shetler at, dale.shetler@gmail.com.

July 19
> 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.

July 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. 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 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 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.

July 25
> 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. Keynote presentation: Active Shooter Training. With the many school shootings across the nation, what is PPB doing to minimize the chaos? 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 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-South side of the building.

July 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. It’s 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 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
> BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees – From 7:00 until 8:30 p.m., author Thor Hanson, will describe how bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They’ve given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. Alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. Threads of culture and science set the stage for understanding the modern plight of bees and inspire curiosity and the irresistible urge to get outside, find a bee on a flower, and settle down to watch. FEE: $15/person. The street address for Leach Botanical Garden is 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – but remember, the 122 Bridge is out! Be sure to see their website for directions to their parking lot – and to register for the workshopCLICK HERE.

 

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