East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
April ~ May 2018
Community Calendar

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FEATURED APRIL EVENTS

April 28
> 11th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade – It steps off the morning of April 28 from Eastport Plaza is once again Plan now to be IN the parade (registration is free); get a Parade Entrant Parade Application by emailing 82ndAvenueParade@gmail.com. Or plan sit and enjoy the music fun and pageantry. The parade starts at Eastport Plaza, and heads north along 82nd Avenue, up into Montavilla.

> Multicultural Fair and Carnival – After the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, come back and enjoy the FREE Fair, with FREE balloon animals, FREE live music, FREE Pony Rides, FREE family entertainment – and FUNtastic thrill rides. It’s all at Eastport Plaza, 4000 SE 82nd Avenue.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
April, 2018

 

 

April 21
> 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.

> Leach Botanical Garden Plant Sale –  from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., come see them and find some lovely new treasures for your landscape and help support Portland’s botanic garden. You will find a choice selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, & northwest natives from specialty nurseries & the Leach Garden collection. No admission [FREE!] and plenty of FREE parking. It’s at their usual location: Floyd Light Middle School, 10800 SE Washington Street.

> Spring Yard Tree Giveaway – From 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, the Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry is giving trees away on a first-come, first-served basis. THE RULES: Trees are for planting on private property in front, side or back yards (trees may not be planted in decorative containers or as street trees); Trees must be planted within the City of Portland. Trees are not to be used for planting permit requirements. It’s taking place at Mt. Scott Park, located at SE 72nd Ave. and SE Harold St.

> 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.

> Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tour – From noon until 4:00 p.m., come see this The historic house built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family.  Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Quilts from the 1850s to the 1930s, along with a variety of sewing baskets, thread, and patterns, are now on display for a limited time.  And come see the gardens – they are beautiful in the spring! Admission: $7 Adults | $5 Seniors | Kids under 13 years free. It’s located at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham.

> Our Story: Vanport the Musical – They came from all over the country during WWII. After the war, many left returning to their hometowns, but some stayed making the city their home until the flood of 1948 washed it away. In this musical, you will smell the opportunity, touch the dream, hear the music, taste the victory and see the canvas of Vanport. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. It’s from 3-4:30 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave.; call 503-988-5123 for more information.

April 22
> Zenger Farm Camp Open House – From 1:00 until 4:00 p.m., this fun, FREE family event is a great chance to visit the farm and come play with them. They will show common camp activities set up so you can try them out and have a chance to meet many of the Zenger educators. Camp staff will be on hand to answer any questions and can help you apply for a scholarship and even register for camp that day. Free food will be provided. Drop by at Zenger Farm, located at 11741 SE Foster Rd, 97266.

> PDX Death Café – Death Cafe is an international movement of people who come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death and drink tea. Registration required; register online or in the library. It’s from 2-4 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave.; call 503-988-5123 for more information.

April 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 for more information.

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

April 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 gathering is another Mystery Meeting! We can only guess where you’ll find them meeting! 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 – 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.

April 27
> “And a Nightingale Sang” in stage in SandyLAST WEEKEND – At 7:30 p.m. the curtain goes up on this production that presents a dramatic story of passion, romance, and fortitude in wartime. see how a chance brushing of hands can open a world as surely as a war can threaten to end it; such moments are at the heart of  that depicts the lives of the Stott family of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England—working-class folks who seek to keep calm and carry on as the air-raid sirens wail. The show continues through April 29, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $18, or $15 for Seniors and Students. To purchase on-line, CLICK HERE. “And a Nightingale Sang” is on stage at Sandy Actors Theatre is at 39181 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy, 97055, behind the Ace Hardware store.

April 28
> 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade – It steps off at 9:30 a.m. this morning! Eastport Plaza is once again proud to be the rally point for the 11th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, to be held today. Plan to sit along the street and hear marching bands go by, thrill to teams of drummers and drill teams, see classic cars, and wave to the Grand Marshall. The parade starts at Eastport Plaza, and goes north along SE 82nd Avenue of Roses into Montavilla. Or, consider being part of the parade! Get a Parade Entrant Parade Application by emailing 82ndAvenueParade@gmail.com. The parade starts at Eastport Plaza, and heads north along 82nd Avenue, up into Montavilla.

> Multicultural Fair and Carnival – After the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, come back and enjoy the FREE Fair, with FREE balloon animals, FREE live music, FREE Pony Rides, FREE family entertainment – and FUNtastic thrill rides. It’s all at Eastport Plaza, 4000 SE 82nd Avenue.

> Weekend Guided Tour – From 11:00 until noon, a Leach Botanical Garden volunteer guide who will lead you on a FREE, informative tour focused on special topics such as bird identification, mosses, Japanese Shinrin Yoku, garden trees, or Leach Garden history, including the Manor House and Stone Cabin. No registration required; first come, first served with a maximum tour size of 15. Meet in front of the Manor House. he 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 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.

> Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America – Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this screening and lecture that is from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. presented by Laurence Cotton, originator and principal researcher. With gorgeous cinematography, creative animation, and compelling commentary, this program presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation work are an essential part of American life. Olmsted co-designed Central Park, headed the first Yosemite commission, led the campaign to protect Niagara Falls, designed the U.S. Capitol Grounds, and planned Boston’s “Emerald Necklace.” In 1903. FEE: $15/person, ($10 for Leach Garden Friends members – reservations required for everyone with a limit of 40. 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.

April 29
> All American Magic & Comedy Show SPECIAL SUNDAY MATINEE 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.

April 30
> Spring Swing Jazz Show – Starting at 7:00 p.m., come and enjoy music performed by the  Parkrose High School Jazz Band, Parkrose High School Debonaires choir and Jazz Express. Spring Swing is a fun evening of high quality jazz music all are sure to enjoy. Snacks, treats and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets: $5 – proceeds benefit the Parkrose High School 2018 Band and Choir trip to Disneyland. The concert is in the Parkrose High School Commons, at 12003 NE Shaver Street, Portland, 97220.

 

East Portland’s Community Calendar
May, 2018

May 1
> Rosewood Community Health and Wellness Fair – From 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. the Rosewood Community Wellness group, in partnership with 30+ other organizations and service providers, is hosting this FREE fair. Some of the activities being offered include: Light Massage * Food * Raffle Prizes * Acupuncture * Children’s Puppet Show * Blood Pressure Checks * Lead testing for children and pregnant people * Rapid HIV Tests * OHP and Health Marketplace Enrollments, Renewals, Navigation * SNAP/WIC Enrollments, Renewals, Navigation * Resource Navigation, It’s being held at Rosewood, located at 16126 SE Stark Street.

May 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 Happy 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 Zoiglhaus Brewing Company, 5716 SE 92nd Ave. 7266. For more information, CLICK HERE to see the Chamber’s website, or call (503) 788-8589.

> Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden – From 6:00 until 8:30 pm, 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. This workshop is FREE, and presented by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. While free, you must register online, in advance, CLICK HERE to go to their sign-up page. It’s being held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, located at 4244 SE 91st Avenue, 97266.

> 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 – 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:  All are welcome. It’s at the EPNO Office, 1017 NE 117th Avenue. Contact Chair Linda Robinson at lrobinspdx@comcast.net for more information about the meeting.

May 6
> Montavilla Farmers MarketToday is OPENING DAY for their season! 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.

> Beneficial Insects – From 1:00 until 3:30 pm, in this workshop, meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that provide free pest control. You will also discover plant types and management practices that provide food, water, and shelter 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. This workshop is FREE, and presented by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. While free, you must register online, in advance, CLICK HERE to go to their sign-up page. It’s being held a Lents Village Apartments, located at 10325 SE Holgate Boulevard, 97266.

May 7
> 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.

May 8
> Understanding Teen Behavior and Mental Health – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., this workshop is to help parents understand mental health symptoms in teens, including:  signs and symptoms of depression, drug and alcohol use, bullying, when to seek assistance, and how to talk to your teen about these issues. RSVP to Amy Simmons, (971) 254-0198 or asimmons@nwfs.org. It’s being held Rosewood, 16125 SE Stark Street.

> 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.

May 12
> Powell Butte Mulching – From 8:45 a.m. until noon, join with other volunteers with Friends of Trees and Johnson Creek Watershed Council at this “Mulch with Friends” volunteer event. Please wear rubber boots and/or shoes you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. Instruction, tools, gloves, water and coffee/tea provided. If you are under 18 and are planning to attend without a parent or guardian, your parent will need to sign a waiver which you will bring with you to the event. Contact mailto:courtney@jcwc.org to get this waiver! You’ll find them at 5465 SE Circle Ave, 97236.

May 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.

> 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.

May 15
> 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/.

May 16
> 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.

May 17
> 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.

May 20
> Oregon Sinfonietta in concert – At 3:00 p.m., this full symphony orchestra of about sixty members, now in its 45th season and conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, presents their FREE winter concert. The orchestra presents Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16; with Kenji King, Winner of CMSO Concerto Competition; and Brahms – Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90. Audiences members are invited to share refreshments with the orchestra members during intermission. Everyone is welcome;  there is no charge to attend. The concert performed at the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 10501 SE Market Street. For more information about the orchestra, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

May 23
> 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: The Crisis of Homeless Camps. Portland Police Bureau Sergeant Randy Teig will address what the police can and can’t do with illegal homeless camps in your neighborhood. 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-Southside of the building.

May 26
> Botanical Printing – From 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, discover how botanical printing uses historical methods to capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature – resulting in stunning plant portraits on fabric. Anna Zell, textile artist, designer and pattern-maker, will lead you step by step through the eco-printing process. You’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf, along with the knowledge necessary to make more. It takes place in the Manor House and East Terrace. Pre-registration is required. FEE: $125/person and includes all supplies, and take-home kit. 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.

May 26
> 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.

May 28
> 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.

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