East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
November ~ December2019
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.

We ended October having posted or updated 139 events! And, you’ll find 115 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.

Even More Library Event Listings! Because readers keep asking for them, we’ll keep including many Multnomah County Library “Special Events” for the Rockwood and Gresham libraries – as well as our own Midland Regional Library. The library where the event takes place is clearly noted in each listing.

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East Portland News Community Calendar
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November, 2019

Through November 23
> Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ musical opens at Madison High at Marshall – This show is fun for the entire family! Hear songs and see scenes live, from this beloved Disney animated film. Tickets available at the door. The show continues on November 15, 16 21, 22 23. For performance times and locations, see listings, on these dates, below …

Through November 24
> Holiday Inn the Musical” opens at David Douglas High Theater – This famed 1942 Irving Berlin motion picture comes to life, with music, dancing in this quality stage show you’d expect from the David Douglas High Theater Department. Their show continues on November 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24. For performance times and locations, see listings, on these dates, below …

November 23
> The Portland Fix-it Fair returns – Come to this FREE event where folks learn simple, effective ways to save money, connect with community resources, and get information. And yes, they provide a free lunch! To learn all about it, see the listing, on this date, below …

November 23
> East Portland Chamber of Commerce Turkey Bowl – For years, this has been a family favorite. Registration is required; for the link, and more information, see the listing, on this date, below …

November 30
> Montavilla ‘Locals Only’ Market – It’s back! Come shop-till-you-drop at this annual event. Vendors accepted; for more information, see the listing, on this date,

East Portland’s Community Calendar
November, 2019

November 15
> Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ at Madison High at Marshall At 7:00 p.m., it’s show time as the Madison High School Theater Department brings to life this musical play based on this beloved Disney animated film. See the rivalry unfold between Scar and Simba, while King Mufasa tries to keep the peace in the Pridelands. Enjoy songs including “Circle of Life”, “Grasslands Chant”, “Hakuna Matata” and “He Lives in You”. The show continues evenings at 7:00 p.m. on November  21, and 22. Plus, there are Saturday Afternoon Matinee shows at on November 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door: $10 – Adults | $8 – High School students w/ ID | $6 – Middle School students w/ ID and younger. It’s in the Madison High at Marshall Campus theater, located at 3905 SE 91st Avenue, 97266 – enter off SE 92nd Avenue a block up the hill from SE Powell Boulevard.

> Holiday Inn the Musical” opens at David Douglas High Theater – At 7:30 p.m. the curtain goes up on this newly released musical play, based on the famed 1942 motion picture of the same name, written by Irving Berlin. It’s a new take on the story in which a Broadway singer-songwriter shocks his best friend and fiancée by moving to a Connecticut farmhouse. He ropes his big city friends into producing seasonally themed shows at the farm. But, in doing so, it looks as though he’ll lose both his buddy and sweetie in the process. Accompanied by a live orchestra, you’ll enjoy musical standards such as “Blue Skies” and “Heat Wave”, which may not be well known, but everyone’s heard “White Christmas” – making this the perfect way to start off the Holiday season! The show also plays at 7:30 p.m. on November 16, 21, 22, and 23. And, there are special Sunday Family Matinee shows on November 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Adults | $8 Students and Seniors. For online reservations and ticket information, see their website: CLICK HERE. Box Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. at the venue; phone 503-261-8270. All performances are in the DDHS Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 SE 130th Avenue, between SE Stark and Division streets.

November 16
> 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.

> 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.

> Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ Matinee at Madison High at Marshall 2:00 p.m. it’s a special matinee show as the Madison High School Theater Department brings to life this musical play based on this beloved Disney animated film. See the rivalry unfold between Scar and Simba, while King Mufasa tries to keep the peace in the Pridelands. Enjoy songs including “Circle of Life”, “Grasslands Chant”, “Hakuna Matata” and “He Lives in You”. The show continues evenings at 7:00 p.m. on November 21 and 22. Plus, there’s another Saturday Afternoon Matinee show on November 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door: $10 – Adults | $8 – High School students w/ ID | $6 – Middle School students w/ ID and younger. It’s in the Madison High at Marshall Campus theater, located at 3905 SE 91st Avenue, 97266 – enter off SE 92nd Avenue a block up the hill from SE Powell Boulevard.

> Printmaking for Autumn – Printmaking is a wonderful way to add personal touches to seasonal decorations, cards and more. In this fun and engaging workshop, you will design, carve and print your own lino block stamps. Techniques for safer carving and joyful printing will be included. Take home your carved lino blocks and continue creating beautiful printed works of art. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling. It’s from 2-3:30 pm.  NOTE: This program is at the Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Ave., call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Holiday Inn the Musical” at David Douglas High Theater – At 7:30 p.m. the curtain goes up on this newly released musical play, based on the famed 1942 motion picture of the same name, written by Irving Berlin. It’s a new take on the story in which a Broadway singer-songwriter shocks his best friend and fiancée by moving to a Connecticut farmhouse. He ropes his big city friends into producing seasonally themed shows at the farm. But, in doing so, it looks as though he’ll lose both his buddy and sweetie in the process. Accompanied by a live orchestra, you’ll enjoy musical standards such as “Blue Skies” and “Heat Wave”, which may not be well known, but everyone’s heard “White Christmas” – making this the perfect way to start off the Holiday season! The show also plays at 7:30 p.m. on November 21, 22, and 23. And, there are special Sunday Family Matinee shows on November 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Adults | $8 Students and Seniors. For online reservations and ticket information, see their website: CLICK HERE. Box Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. at the venue; phone 503-261-8270. All performances are in the DDHS Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 SE 130th Avenue, between SE Stark and Division streets.

November 17
> 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 fall through the end of November. 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.

> Holiday Inn the Musical” at David Douglas High Theater – At 2:30 p.m. the curtain goes up for a Sunday Matinee of this newly released musical play, based on the famed 1942 motion picture of the same name, written by Irving Berlin. Accompanied by a live orchestra, you’ll enjoy musical standards such as “Blue Skies” and “Heat Wave”, which may not be well known, but everyone’s heard “White Christmas” – making this the perfect way to start off the Holiday season! The show also plays at 7:30 p.m. on November 21, 22, and 23. And, there are special Sunday Family Matinee on November 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Adults | $8 Students and Seniors. For online reservations and ticket information, see their website: CLICK HERE. Box Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. at the venue; phone 503-261-8270. All performances are in the DDHS Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 SE 130th Avenue, between SE Stark and Division streets.

> Community Thanksgiving Concert in Clackamas – Starting at 7:00 p.m., Adventist Health Portland invites folks  to their 11th anniversary of their concert, in gratitude for the community’s support. Matthew Maher, a contemporary Christian  music artist, songwriter and worship leader will be there. FREE admission with your ticket, obtained in advance, and the donation of a nonperishable food item and a  new pair of socks for those in need.  Tickets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Limit of four tickets per family. CLICK HERE to find one of the locations to which you must go to pick up your tickets; no online or phone reservations. It’s in Clackamas, at New Hope Community Church, 11731 SE Stevens Road, Happy Valley, 97086.

> Lilla Lit presents “Brave” – Doors open at 4:00 p.m. for readings that start fifteen minutes later. This literary reading featuring five intrepid Oregon authors: Rebecca Clarren, Michelle Du Barry, John Larrison, Natalie Serber, and Leni Zumas. $10 suggested donation at the door; proceeds benefit Leach Gardens. For more information, CLICK HERE. It all takes place in the Leach Manor House’s Fireside Room at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – a long, twisty block south of SE Foster Road.

November 18
> Teen Snack and a Movie – Hang out with friends, eat snacks and watch a movie, (we don’t know which movie …) all from the comfort of the Rockwood Makerspace. For teens in grades 6-12. It’s from 6-7:30 pm. Hey, look! This program is at the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street; call (503) 988-5123 for more information

> 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. For kids ages 5-11. It’s from 4:30-5:30 pm at your local Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue. Call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Gateway Area Business Association meets – From 5:30 until 7:00 p.m., members and guests of this seminal neighborhood business district. Come at the start and network, then hear featured speakers: • Jonathan Lewis of the City of Portland regarding their Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program • Brandon Harris of East Portland regarding the formation of an East Portland tool library. They’ll also be talking about the “Gateway Winter Festival” to be held on December 7.  A full menu of  food and  drinks will be available for purchase. It’s at Von Ebert Brewing Glendoveer, located at 14021 NE Glisan Street, 97230.

> 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.

November 19
> 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.

November 20
> 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 is – TBA (Tenor-Bass Association? Timber-Bark Alliance?). Whatever it will be, they’ll be doing it at CherryWood Village, 1417 SE 107th Avenue, 97216. 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. It begins in the Leach Manor House, and then you’ll head outdoors.  It’s at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – a long, twisty block south of SE Foster Road.. Groups with 10+ children/adults must register in advance by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. CLICK HERE to check for possible cancellations.

> Fall Community Resource Fair – From 1:00 until 5:00 p.m., governmental agencies will be “Connecting neighbors to community resources”. It’s at the Human Services Department building, located at 8129 SE Malden Street, 97206.

> 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.

November 21 & 22
> See Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ at Madison High at Marshall At 7:00 p.m., it’s show time as the Madison High School Theater Department brings to life this musical play based on this beloved Disney animated film. See the rivalry unfold between Scar and Simba, while King Mufasa tries to keep the peace in the Pridelands. Enjoy songs including “Circle of Life”, “Grasslands Chant”, “Hakuna Matata” and “He Lives in You”. Plus, there’s one, final Saturday Afternoon Matinee shows at on November 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door: $10 – Adults | $8 – High School students w/ ID | $6 – Middle School students w/ ID and younger. It’s in the Madison High at Marshall Campus theater, located at 3905 SE 91st Avenue, 97266 – enter off SE 92nd Avenue a block up the hill from SE Powell Boulevard.

November 21, 22 & 23
> “Holiday Inn the Musical” at David Douglas High Theater – At 7:30 p.m. the curtain goes up on this newly released musical play, based on the famed 1942 motion picture of the same name, written by Irving Berlin. It’s a new take on the story in which a Broadway singer-songwriter shocks his best friend and fiancée by moving to a Connecticut farmhouse. He ropes his big city friends into producing seasonally themed shows at the farm. But, in doing so, it looks as though he’ll lose both his buddy and sweetie in the process. Accompanied by a live orchestra, you’ll enjoy musical standards such as “Blue Skies” and “Heat Wave”, which may not be well known, but everyone’s heard “White Christmas” – making this the perfect way to start off the Holiday season! And, their last show is a special Sunday Family Matinee on November 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 Adults | $8 Students and Seniors. For online reservations and ticket information, see their website: CLICK HERE. Box Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. at the venue; phone 503-261-8270. All performances are in the DDHS Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 SE 130th Avenue, between SE Stark and Division streets.

November 21
> 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 – Create a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent 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. Hey, look! This program 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.

November 23
> The  Fix-it Fair returns – From 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., come to this FREE event where folks learn simple, effective ways to save money, connect with community resources, and get information. Get information from more than 60 exhibitors, attend hourly workshops, get great giveaways …  and yes, there is a FREE lunch provided! To learn more, CLICK HERE. Their season kicks off at Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220.

> Native American Marketplace & Family Day returns –  From 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., come celebrate indigenous cultures during Native American Heritage Month with food, crafts, vendors, and activities for all ages. Browse vendors offering beautiful handmade native beadwork and sterling silver jewelry, among many other types of arts and crafts. Buy and enjoy hot “Indian Tacos” starting at noon; a fundraiser supporting the upcoming 50th annual Delta Park Powwow next year. It’s at the Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Avenue, 97206. For more information, CLICK HERE to open the Portland Parks webpage dedicated to this event.

> From These Hands Bazaar From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., it’s their inaugural event hosting handmade goods by makers from the local and international community, including live music and an art gallery. It is providing a space to feature the creative work of pan-immigrant and refugee artisans. The event is FREE to the public. To learn more about how you can become a sponsor or get involved, contact: Nami Bigos at namib@irco.org. It’s hosted by, and located in the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization gymnasium at the Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10301 NE Glisan Street, 97220.

> EP Chamber of Commerce Turkey Bowl – From 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., this family friendly event is fun for all ages. Bring your family, friends, employees, coworkers, and potential new Chamber members to enjoy a late morning and an early afternoon of bowling, socializing, and networking as they kick off the holiday season. Your entry fee includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, beverages, dessert and bowling prizes. Raffle tickets are available for $1.00 each. There will be many great prizes and a lot of fun. Registration required, CLICK HERE to sign up. It’s at KingPins Family Entertainment Center, 3550 SE 92nd Avenue.

> 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 2:00 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, it’s the Thanksgiving Edition of this remarkable show by master illusionist Mark Benthimer and the hilarious escapades of ventriloquist Scott Davis. Continuing their seven-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.

> Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ Matinee at Madison High at Marshall 2:00 p.m. it’s a special matinee show as the Madison High School Theater Department brings to life this musical play based on this beloved Disney animated film. See the rivalry unfold between Scar and Simba, while King Mufasa tries to keep the peace in the Pridelands. Enjoy songs including “Circle of Life”, “Grasslands Chant”, “Hakuna Matata” and “He Lives in You”. The show continues evenings at 7:00 p.m. on November 21 and 22. Tickets available at the door: $10 – Adults | $8 – High School students w/ ID | $6 – Middle School students w/ ID and younger. It’s in the Madison High at Marshall Campus theater, located at 3905 SE 91st Avenue, 97266 – enter off SE 92nd Avenue a block up the hill from SE Powell Boulevard.

> Misinformation, Fake News and Political Propaganda – This workshop uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, graphs and charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information so you can learn to distinguish truth from fiction and become your own “fact-checker.” This program is made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. It’s from 2-3:30 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

November 24
> Lents International Farmers Market Set your Thanksgiving Day table with vegetables, foods and decorations at this great outer East Portland market. They’re open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this fall through the end of November. 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 Holiday Market – Their “Holiday Stock-up Market” is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come shop for seasonal root and fresh vegetables and fruits, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. 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. Check their Facebook page for more information.

> Michael Allen Harrison plays Parkrose – At 2:00 p.m., the 17th Annual “Back Home with MAH” begins. This show also features talented singer Julianne Johnson. It’s hosted by the Parkrose High A Capella Choir.  Tickets at the door, we believe: VIP $25 | Adults $15 | Students $10. It’s in the Parkrose High Theater, located at 12003 NE Shaver Street. 97220-1499. For information call Tim at (503) 201-2456.

> Holiday Inn the Musical” at David Douglas High Theater – At 2:30 p.m. the curtain goes up for a Sunday Matinee of this newly released musical play, based on the famed 1942 motion picture of the same name, written by Irving Berlin. Accompanied by a live orchestra, you’ll enjoy musical standards such as “Blue Skies” and “Heat Wave”, which may not be well known, but everyone’s heard “White Christmas” – making this the perfect way to start off the Holiday season! Tickets: $10 Adults | $8 Students and Seniors. For online reservations and ticket information, see their website: CLICK HERE. All performances are in the DDHS Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 SE 130th Avenue, between SE Stark and Division streets.

November 25
> 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.

> 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.

November 26
> No-Sew Pillows for teens – Chill out and read your favorite book on your very own no-sew pillow! Making soft pillows is quick and easy. What’s the secret? Knots! In this 2-hour workshop, teens will transform two flat pieces of fleece into 3-D super-soft pillows. Puppetkabob will show participants how to tie a variety of shapes making the pillows super unique, functional and gift worthy. It’s from 4-6 pm. NOTE: This program is at the Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Ave., call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> 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.

November 27

HAPPY  THANKSGIVING  DAY!

> East Portland Chamber of Commerce“Good Morning East Portland” networking meeting is NOT meeting, due to it being a holiday. For more information, call (503) 788-8589.

> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – This group is NOT meeting as they typically do on the 4th Wednesday of the month on November 27, nor on December 25. They will be hosting a General Meeting on December 11 – please see that listing.

> Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors – We doubt anyone will be meeting on this, their regular meeting night, due to the holiday – but without communication, it’s hard to tell. To find out when they next meet, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

> E.P.I.C.– Most likely, they’re NOT meeting on Thanksgiving Evening. For more information, contact dave.smith@portlandoregon.gov.

November 30
> Montavilla ‘Locals Only’ Market – It’s back! From 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., volunteers with the Montavilla Food Coop are putting on this fun noshing-and-browsing Holiday event. Shop among local craftspeople, enjoy some snacks. Local vendors wanted! Contact info@Montavilla.Coop for more information. It’s being held at Montavilla United Methodist Church 232 SE 80th Avenue, 97215.

 

East Portland’s Community Calendar
December, 2019

December 3
> Wilkes Community Group Meeting – At 6:30 p.m. this evening, the board of 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.

> 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.

December 5
> Age Friendly Oregon Summit From 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., this gathering, entitled “Building Communities for All Ages” meets. Join international, national and state leaders as we explore innovations to improve the built, social and service environments that help people thrive.  Connect with peers who are driving community change and discover solutions to keep Oregon communities great places to live, work and play. Registration required: CLICK HERE (And good luck! This is the link they gave us!) It’s at Asian Health & Service Center, 9035 SE Foster Road, 97266.

> 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.

December 6
> Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association – Their annual Holiday Potluck begins at 7:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite dish to share, and enjoy a fun evening with neighbors. It’s at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Avenue. E-mail PGNA at their new address: pgnaboard@gmail.com; for more information, or see their official website: CLICK HERE.

December 7
> Wilkes Elementary Holiday Bazaar – From 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., come browse and buy from local artisans and crafts people. Treats are available for purchase, too. Check to see if vendor space is still available by calling 503-491-2724. It’s located at Wilkes Elementary School, 17020 NE Wilkes Road, 97230.

> 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.

> 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.

> Parkrose Winter Bazaar – From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., all are invited by the Prescott Elementary School Parent Group to shop this event. It includes craft items, and a bake sale. This event is not sponsored by the Parkrose School District. For a vendor application or questions, email prescottelementarypfca@gmail.com. You’ll find it all in the school’s gym, located at 10410 NE Prescott Street, 97220.

> Once Upon a Time Family Theatre – At 11:30 a.m., today, the adult “house actors” at Portland Metro Arts presents another show in their repertoire: “The Shoemaker’s Elves”. Although not elaborately produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have you hooked, even older kidsGet your tickets online – and arrive by 11:00 a.m. to be assured good seating! Tickets: Just $2 for adults and $1 buck for each kid. Buy them online: CLICK HERE. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. It’s at Portland Metro Arts in Montavilla, 9003 SE Stark St. Call (503) 408-0604 for more information.

> 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.

> Gateway Winter Festival – From 3:00 until 6:00 p.m., members of the Gateway Area Business Association are hosting their second annual outdoor Holiday Festival. Businesses and nonprofits host a winter station/booth at the event. The association is providing free Fir trees for participating organizations to decorate in whatever style they choose at their station, participants are not required to decorate a Christmas tree. Performance groups or choirs/music groups are also invited to perform. To sign up, or for more information, contact Calvin Hoff at calvin@ventureportland.org or call at 503-477-9648. It’s at the Gateway Discovery Park’s Plaza along NE Halsey Street at 105th Avenue.

December 10
> Midway Business Association – From 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., it’s their Annual HOLIDAY PARTY! Come celebrate the season with FREE pizza and treats! They’re back meeting again this month at Pizza Baron, 2604 SE 122nd Avenue.

> 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.

December 11
>East Portland Action PlanAt 6:00 p.m., it’s their combined, November / December General Assembly 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. NOTE: There will be NO meeting on December 25.

December 12
> 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.

December 14
> Holiday Tea Party, in Russell – From 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., join them for tea and traditional treats. Sip, chat and participate in raffle and door prizes. Cost is $15.00 per person. Limited seating; kindly call or email the church office to reserve seats by Friday, December 6 at 503-253-5457, or office@parkroseucc.org. It’s in their Eastminster Hall, Parkrose Community UCC; 12505 NE Halsey Street, 97230.

December 15
> Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert – At 4:00 p.m., Maestro Travis Hatton’s baton will begin their Holiday concert. During this concert, enjoy and sing-along with Holiday favorites, tap your toes to Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival” and be moved by Arias from “The Messiah” by G.F. Handel. It’s FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted. It’s at the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10501 SE Market Street, 97216. For more information, and to learn about their season, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

December 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.

> 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.

> 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.

December 19
> 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.

December 22
> Montavilla Farmers ‘Holiday’ Market – Their once-a-month, “Holiday Stock-up Market” is open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Come shop for seasonal root and fresh vegetables and fruits, baked goods, sustainably raised meats and eggs, flowers, plant starts, and specialty foods. 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. Check their Facebook page for more information.

December 23
> Mill Park Neighborhood Association – Neighbors and guests may, or may not 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.

December 25

Merry Christmas!

> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – They met earlier in December; sorry that you missed the listing. Call for information, call (503) 823-4035 for more information..

 

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