East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
 September ~ October 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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East Portland News
Featured September Events

September 29 and 30
> Jim PepperFest 2018 – This unique free outdoor festival returns. See more information about this event on this date listing, below.

September 30
> All American Magic & Comedy Show Special Sunday Matinee Show! See more information about this event on this date listing, below.

 

East Portland’s Community Calendar
September, 2018

September 22
> Japanese Shinrin Yoku Guided Walk – From 11:00 a.m. until noon, join tour guide Megan for a soothing, on this FREE, expansive walk through the forest, meadow and creek side. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” Research is helping to establish shinrin-yoku and forest therapy throughout the world. Participants report reduced blood pressure and stress, improved mood, increased energy and higher quality sleep [Note: health benefits not guaranteed]. Join them to experience it for yourself. No registration required, but it is limited to the first 15 visitors who check in. Remember to park in the UPPER LOT and walk down to the Manor house; CLICK HERE for more information. It’s at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

> Free document shredding – From 1:30 until 4:00 p.m., shred your sensitive documents free of charge. Light refreshments provided by the host, Omega Funeral & Cremation Service, located at 223 SE 122nd Avenue.

> Bike Safety Day – From noon until 3:00 p.m., bring your kids for food, fun and learn bicycle safety. Free bike helmets while they last, and free children’s bike raffle. It’s at the Parkland/Oliver School Track, 15840 SE Taylor Street,  97233

> Zimmerman Heritage House TourAs a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day participant, it will be open TODAY, in September, instead of our usual third Saturday tour day. 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.  Admission: $7 Adults | $5 Seniors | Kids under 13 years free. It’s located at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham.

> 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.

September 23
> 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. Check out their great location: 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.

> Weatherization Workshop – Learn how to implement simple measures to lower home energy use by installing effective weatherization materials. Each participating income-qualified Multnomah County household receives a free kit of materials. Register online with the Community Energy Project: CLICK HERE – then, look for the “Weatherization Workshop” link. It’s from 12-2 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call 503-988-5123 for more information.

September 24
> 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.

September 25
> 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 call 823-4550.

September 26
> 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. At today’s MEMBER HOSTED AM, learn what the SBDC (Sugar-Baker-Delta-Charlie?) has to offer businesses and business owners. It’s at Portland Community College, 1626 SE Water Street, 97211. 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.

> Midway Business for Happy Hour – From 6:30 until – 8:00 p.m., join with folks from the Midway Business Association for an evening of drinks, snacks and networking. Come get to know others who work in the district and hear how we’re working to promote your business and Midway. These Business Mixers are open to anyone who owns or works at a Midway business, or owns property in the district. Not a member yet? Need to renew your membership? We’ll have you covered. Just show up with a check or credit card. It’s at Renew Physical Therapy, 11010 SE Division Street #301.

> 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: Assistant Chief Ryan Lee.  The subject will be Policing in the 21st Century; how the new Strategic Plan will help the PPB evolve. 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.

> STEAM Storytime: Sound Off! – Come enjoy a 15-minute storytime, then make an easy instrument, play music on water bottles, and use an old-fashioned string and cup phone. For children ages 2-6. It’s from  6-6:45 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call 503-988-5123 for more information.

> 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.

September 27
> Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project Improvements SE 122nd to SE 136th Avenues Open House – It’s from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. As we transition from the design phase into construction, we are hosting a project open house to update the community on the project and what can be anticipated during construction. Project team members will be available to share information and answer questions about construction timing and potential impacts to travelers, residents and businesses in the area. To learn more information in advance and be prepared to ask good questions CLICK HERE for more information. It’s being held in the Ron Russell Middle School Commons, located at 3955 SE 112th Avenue near Bush Street.

> Glenfair Neighborhood Association – At 6:30 p.m., their Board Meeting begins; all are welcome to attend. They meet at the East Portland Neighborhood Office, located at 1017 NE 117 Avenue.

September 29 and 30
> Jim PepperFest 2018 – This FREE outdoor festival returns, with the theme, “Making the Invisible Visible”. It features Native musicians, artists, food and fun for all ages; and introducing “Speak/Sing Native”. It’s at Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street. For more information, see their official website: CLICK HERE.

September 29
> Botanically Eco-Dye Shirts – From 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., spend the day learning about traditional dye methods and contact botanical printing capture colors, textures, and shapes found in nature – resulting in stunning plant portraits. You’ll learn how to do this environmentally gentle process permanently transfers botanical pigments without synthetic dyes, inks or paints from textile artist Anna Zell. At the end of the day, you’ll take home your creations so you can wear your art. Please bring your own lunch! Registration is required; it’s limited o 12 students. Fee: $80 general/$70 Leach Garden Friend member. Sign up online: CLICK HERE. It’s in the Manor House & East Terrace at Leach Botanical Garden,  6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

> 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.

September 30
> 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. Check out their great location: 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.

> 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.

> International Bake Sale – From 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. go in and check out the delicious Middle Eastern baked goods created by members of the Rosewood Baking Club. It’s held at the Rosewood Initiative center, located at 16126 SE Stark Street, 97233.

 

East Portland’s Community Calendar
October, 2018

October 1
>  Portland City Council Candidates Forum – From 6:00 until 8:15 p.m., learn more about Portland City Council candidates Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith. It’s in the IRCO gym, 10301 NE Glisan Street.

> See “Almost Maine”, performed in Gresham – Starting at 7:00 p.m. this evening, the Readers Theatre Gresham group presents this “Readers Theater” performance by the Mt. Hood Repertory Company. In this story, directed by award-winning actor and director Tobias Anderson, audience members are welcomed to Almost, Maine: It’s love.  But not quite.  It is a comedy comprising almost a dozen two-character vignettes exploring the sudden thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows. 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 reservations. It’s at the Gresham Chapel and Evening Event Center at 257 SE Roberts Ave. in beautiful downtown Gresham.

October 3
> 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 EDUCATION AM features Mande Weave & Vicki Zook about organizing your tax documents. It’s at CherryWood Village, 1417 SE 107th Avenue, 97216. 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.

October 4
> 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 – 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: Another interesting meeting.  It’s at the EPNO Office, 1017 NE 117th Avenue. Contact Chair Linda Robinson at lrobinspdx@comcast.net for more information about the meeting.

> 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.

October 6
> Oktoberfest in Russell – From 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. come dine on brats, kraut, potato salad, water and soft drinks. Libations will be available for sale in their “No Host” beer garden” with wine and local Gateway Brewing beer. Also, enjoy live musical entertainment, traditional dance and a sing-a-long. Cost: $15 Adult, $20 Family, $10 Seniors, $10 Children. They make it easy to purchase tickets, in advance, online: CLICK HERE to do so. It’s just east of the Russell neighborhood BiMart store at Parkrose Community UCC, 12505 NE Halsey Street 97230.

October 7
> 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. Check out their great location: 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.

October 13
> Naturescaping Basics workshop – From 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., learn to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, minimizes pollution,  and creates habitat. Get natural gardening & design tips that mimic nature, and make your garden a healthy place for children, pets and wildlife. This FREE workshop is put on by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Advance RSVP requested: CLICK HERE, then look for the workshop on this date to sign up. Or, call 503-222-7645 for more information. It’s being held at Lao Buddhist Center, 17676 SE Foster Road in Gresham, 97080.

October 14
> 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. Check out their great location: 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.

October 15
> 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.

October 16
> 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, or see their website: http://argay.org/.

> Parkrose Neighborhood Association – At 7:00 p.m. this evening, they’re holding a General Membership meeting. It’s at the Russellville Grange, 12105 NE Prescott Street. For more information, email parkroseneighbors@gmail.com.

October 18
> Creating an Edible Landscape workshop – From 6:30  until 8:30 p.m. , gain insight and tools for thoughtfully incorporating edible plants into your landscape – from annual veggies and herbs to perennial berries and fruit trees. This FREE workshop is put on by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Advance RSVP requested: CLICK HERE, then look for the workshop on this date to sign up. Or, call 503-222-7645 for more information. It’s being held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market Street, 97216.

October 22
> 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.

October 24
> 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.

> 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 28
> Parkrose ‘Trunk or Treat’ – From 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., the Parkrose Business Association is hosting this safe, fun Hallowe’en themed event for area youngsters. Come dressed in costume for extra fun as you visit the companies and organizations providing treats. It’s in the east parking lot of Parkrose High School, located at 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220.

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