East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
October ~ November 2019
Community Calendar

Among these listings, you’ll find ways to be entertained, get involved with your community, help the environment, participate in your government, and learn valuable information. Many activities are free. And, you’ll also find direct links to the organizations’ websites – we test ’em all before we publish them to make sure they work, and help you stay safe online.

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

Regular readers have already found 135 events listed or updated for October and November – so far!  We add, correct or change more events as they come in during the month. Be sure to check back often.

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East Portland News Community Calendar
Featured Events in
October, 2019

October 31
> ‘Trunk or Treat’, in Lents – Plan now to come out to this fun Hallowe’en evening of safe Trick or Treat-ing. Read more in the full listing, on this date, below …

East Portland’s Community Calendar
October, 2019

Now through October 31
> Community Pumpkin Patch is openSee hours below! Come out to the farm and say hello to the goats, take photos, and purchase your pumpkins all while supporting the Parkrose Community. It’s FREE to visit their simple, neighborhood patch; fresh, local pumpkins are for sale ranging from $3-$15. FREE hayrides on the weekends. Please leave the dogs at home. Proceeds is primarily staffed by, and benefits student volunteers from Parkrose High School choir, band, and wrestling programs. HOURS Monday through Friday 4:00 until dusk; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until dusk. It’s at  Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Avenue; 97230. For more information, CLICK HERE.

October 18
> Nature’s Medicine Cabinet for Your Home: Essential Oils – Meet Yiwen, an experienced yoga teacher and wellness instructor, who will introduce you to the world of essential oils. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling. It’s from 4:30-5:30 pm at your local Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue. Call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

October 18 and 19
> Haunted Ghost Town returns to Rossi Farms – From 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. each evening, again visit the place “Where History Won’t Die”. Lots of scary attractions to thrill young and old merging true Parkrose history, legends and complete fiction. Get tickets in advance, online: CLICK HERE; $13.60 Adult | $10.45 Kids (including ticket fee). It’s at  Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Avenue; 97230.

October 19
> 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.

> Gateway ‘Clean up’ – From 10 a.m. until noon, members of the Gateway Area Business Association and others are hosting a litter patrol and graffiti clean up along their “main street” couplet. They’re meeting at Gateway Discovery Park’s plaza, located along NE Halsey Street at 105th Avenue. For more information see their new website: CLICK HERE.

> Glenhaven Park ‘Play Date’ – From 10:00 a.m. until noon, see and enjoy the completed new playground, new ADA pathway improvements, and public art at this “grand old park”, replacing old play sets installed in the 1970s. The park is located along NE 82nd Avenue of Roses and NE Siskiyou Street.

> Black Storytime – The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). It’s from 11:15-11:45 am at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

> All American Magic & Comedy Show – At a 2:05 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, come see the Hallowe’en 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.

October 20
> Lents International Farmers Market –This great outer East Portland market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers. Visit them at their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

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

> The Orchid Trio Presents String Trios – Listen to classical, popular and world music with violinist Siying Ge, violist Deborah Shuster, and cellist Quinn Liu.  It’s from 2-3 pm at your local Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue. Call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert – At 4:00 p.m., Maestro Travis Hatton’s baton will begin their first concert of the 2019-2020 season. During this concert, enjoy Elgar Cello Concerto in e minor, op. 87 featuring cellist Valdine Mishkin; and the Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73. 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.

October 21
> 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.

> METBA Annual Meeting – From 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. members of the Montavilla East Tabor Business Association and area business people will be holding their 2019 Annual Meeting, talking about successes of the past year, planning for the future, and perhaps electing new officers. We’re told there will be refreshments! It’s at Vino Veritas Wine Bar and Bottle Shop, 7835 Southeast Stark Street, 97215.

October 22
> MBA ‘After Hours’ – Starting at 5:30 p.m., the Midway Business Association is hosting this event, sponsored by U.S. Bank that provides an evening of food, beverages and networking opportunities with other local business owners. They will be joined by economic experts from the University of Portland who will speak on business concepts and strategies. Q&A to follow after each presenter. RSVP required and “space is limited”; contact Bonnie Anderson at (360) 817-6540 or bonnie.anderson1@usbank.com. It’s being held at The Aerie at Eagle Landing, 10220 SE Causey Avenue in Happy Valley.

October 23
> 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 hosted by CENTERAL CITY CONCERN, which has been helping people end their homelessness and poverty for 40 years. It’s at their facilities located at 12121 E Burnside Street. For more information, call (503) 788-8589.

> Leach Botanical Garden Honeybee Hikes – This morning, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., little hikers – 2-5 years old, accompanied by an adult – will explore the Garden with their guide, learning plant secrets and looking for wildlife. Please dress for the weather; you will be outside walking the garden, then listening to a story or making a craft item. Each week is different with seasonal themes. FEE: $3.00 per child, non-walkers are free. Please note: 122nd St. Bridge south, of Foster Road. is closed, but the Garden is open. The Honeybee Hike meets and starts in the Upper Garden. Please park in the upper parking lot near the office – look for parking signage at corner of 122nd/Claybourne St. just south of Foster Rd. Groups with 10+ children/adults must register in advance by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. CLICK HERE to check for possible cancellations.

> Midway Business Association Fall Mixer – From 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., join them for this event filled with networking and other fun stuff. It’s at Relay Resources, 5312 NE 148th Avenue.

October 24
> DIY Weatherization Workshop – From 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., come and learn how to keep your abode warmer, at this session provided by the Community Energy Project. Registration is required: CLICK HERE to do so online. It’s being held at Patrick Lynch Elementary School, 1546 SE 169th Place.

October 25 and 26
> Haunted Ghost Town returns to Rossi Farms — From 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. each evening, again visit the place “Where History Won’t Die”. Lots of scary attractions to thrill young and old merging true Parkrose history, legends and complete fiction. Get tickets in advance, online: CLICK HERE; $13.60 Adult | $10.45 Kids (including ticket fee). It’s at  Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Avenue; 97230.

October 26
> 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.

> Gresham Repair Café – Get your broken items repaired for free instead of sending items to the dump. Sponsored by the City and Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations, Gresham Repair Cafe brings people with repair skills together to help neighbors fix their broken items. No guarantees, but they’ll try their best! It’s from 10 am-12:30 pm. NOTE: This program is at the Gresham Library, 385 NW Miller Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information

October 27
> Lents International Farmers Market –This great outer East Portland market is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers. Visit them at their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

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

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

October 28
> 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.

> Make Creepy Key Chains – Come and make creepy (or cute) perler bead art and get it turned into key chains. Limit: two per person. For teens in grades 6-12. It’s from 4-5 pm at your local Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue. Call (503) 988-5123 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.

October 29
> Bat Mobiles – Imagine, experiment and construct a bat mobile. Work with bamboo twigs, paper, wire and a variety of tools to construct your mobile to take home. It’s from 4-6 pm. NOTE: This program is held in the Rockwood Library, 17917 SE Stark Street; call  (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Parkrose Schools Community Forum — From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., it’s a Parkrose Community Input Session. Organizers say, “The Student Success Act marks a turning point for education in Oregon. Our district has an important role to play. We need your input to help develop a plan to best meet the needs of our students and our community. Free pizza and activities for kids ages 5-13 years”; the rest go hungry. It’s in the Parkrose High School Library, 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220.

> 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.

October 30
> 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 co-hosted by Rosewood Initiative and Human Solutions. It’s at Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street. For more information, call (503) 788-8589.

> Leach Botanical Garden Honeybee Hikes – This morning, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., little hikers – 2-5 years old, accompanied by an adult – will explore the Garden with their guide, learning plant secrets and looking for wildlife. Please dress for the weather; you will be outside walking the garden, then listening to a story or making a craft item. Each week is different with seasonal themes. FEE: $3.00 per child, non-walkers are free. Please note: 122nd St. Bridge south, of Foster Road. is closed, but the Garden is open. The Honeybee Hike meets and starts in the Upper Garden. Please park in the upper parking lot near the office – look for parking signage at corner of 122nd/Claybourne St. just south of Foster Rd. Groups with 10+ children/adults must register in advance by contacting the Education Coordinator, 503-823-1671. CLICK HERE to check for possible cancellations.

> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting. Dinner is provided; come early and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. For special accommodation or more information, call (503) 823-4035. It’s being held at the “OLD” David Douglas School District Offices at 1500 SE 130th Avenue; entrance on the right-Southside of the building.

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

October 31
> ‘Trunk or Treat’, in Lents – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., bring the ones out for a fun Hallowe’en evening of  safe Trick or Treat treating. It’s at the Community Connections Center, located at 10603 SE Henderson Street, 97266.

October 31
> Glenfair Neighborhood Association Board Meeting – It’s at 6:30 p.m.; and, they meet at the East Portland Neighborhood Office, located at 1017 NE 117 Avenue. To make sure they’re meeting, or for more information, call (503) 823-4550.

 

East Portland News Community Calendar
Featured Events in
November, 2019

November 2
> Yard Tree Giveaway – It’s the last one in outer East Portland. If you haven’t yet, reserve your trees, now! Read more in the full listing, on this date, below …

November 2
> Crafter’s Bazaar in Russell – They’re looking for Community Vendors to fill out this event that includes good food and tasty treats. Read more in the full listing, on this date, below …

November 14
> Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ 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. Read more in the full listing, on this date, below …

November 15
> “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. Tickets go on sale and the box office opens on October 16.  Read more in the full listing, on this date, below …

East Portland’s Community Calendar
November, 2019

November 2
> 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.

> Crafter’s Bazaar in Russell – From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., come browse and shop from among many crafters, woodworkers, quilters, knitters, bakers and artists at this delightful event. Also available for purchase is “Handcrafted Goodness, Heavenly Baked Goods & Tasty Concessions”, organizers promise. They’re open to Community Vendors; call 503-253-5457 for more information and reserve your table. It’s at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, located at 12505 NE Halsey Street, 97220, in the Russell neighborhood, just east of the big BiMart store.

> Yard Tree Giveaway – As a local retailer used to say, “FREE Is a Very Good Price!” From 10:00 a.m. until noon, Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry is giving away 750 free yard trees for planting on private property in outer East Portland – maximum two per household. Planting a tree in your yard is a simple way to help the environment. Medium and large growing trees will be given away, including evergreens and those known for beautiful fall color. Supply is limited! You must register online in advance; to do so, CLICK HERE. It takes place at Parklane Park, SE 155th Avenue & Main Street.

> Leach Botanical Garden Guided Tour – From  11:00 a.m. until noon, join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick for FREE last-of-the-year seasonal explorations of the Garden.  She will show you what’s blooming and of seasonal interest, provide useful and engaging information, and share fun stories about the adventurous creators of the Garden, Botanist Lilla Leach and pharmacist/civic leader John Leach. Meet in front of the Manor House.  No registration required; but it’s “first come, first served” up to a maximum of 15 visitors. It’s at Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue  97236.

> Once Upon a Time Family Theatre – At 11:30 a.m., today, the adult “house actors” at Portland Metro Arts presents another fun, live show: “CHICKEN LITTLE, performed with their “playful mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their parents.” Although not elaborately produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have you hooked, even older kids. Note: These shows do sell out and seating fills up quickly! Get 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.

November 3
> Lents International Farmers Market –This great outer East Portland market continues into November, and is open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday this summer. You’ll find fresh, affordable, and culturally relevant produce and foods to the diverse Lents community. It also offers farm-direct sales opportunities for immigrants, emerging farmers, and new business owners. In addition to standard market produce, the market features a variety of unique fresh produce from Hmong, Latino, and Russian farmers. Note their great location on SE 92nd Avenue near Reedway Street, between SE Foster and Harold streets. For more information, see their official webpage: CLICK HERE.

> Leach Garden Friends Annual Meeting – From 1:00 until 3:00 p.m., join them for a fun look at the year’s accomplishments and preview their new website, then give us feedback on plans for new interpretive and wayfinding signs and materials. Enjoy light refreshments and celebrate autumn in the Garden. It’s FREE, and it’s at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – a long, twisty block south of SE Foster Road.

> Oregon Sinfonietta in concert – At 3:00 p.m., this full symphony orchestra of nearly 80 members, now in its 47th season and conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, presents a FREE concert. The orchestra will premiere Dr. Appert’s Violin Concerto, composed specifically for the Oregon Sinfonietta and concertmaster, Darrell Hunt, as well as Dukas’ Symphony in C. Audiences are invited to share refreshments with the orchestra members and soloist 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.

November 4
> Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association – The general meeting of these neighbors begins at 7:00 p.m.  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.

November 5
> Wilkes Community Group Meeting – At 6:30 p.m. this evening, the board of this neighborhood association – and interested others – meet. For more information, contact their Chair Richard Mohley at Wilkes97230@gmail.com. They’re meeting at St George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Avenue, 97230. 4thTuesday

> Pajama Time –Put on your pajamas, grab a bedtime buddy, and join us for stories, songs and fun. It’s for children 6 years and younger with adult. The program is from 7-7:30 p.m. at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

November 6
> 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 PBOT’s Vision Zero information presented by Leeor Schweitzer and Christopher Sun. It’s 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. 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.

November 7
> 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.

November 9
> Introduction to Mushrooms – From 10:00 until 12:30 p.m. local mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin will teach the basics of mushroom identification for beginners, including physical features, ecology and anecdotes about mushroom oddities and beauty. Then, you’ll take a walk in Leach Botanical Garden to see mushrooms fruiting in their natural habitats and to practice new identifying skills! If they have them, participants are encouraged to bring their own field guides for reference in the field. FEE: General admission $35 | Leach Garden Friend members $25. Preregistration is required; to do so online, CLICK HERE. 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.

November 11
> 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.

November 12
> Midway Business Association – From 11:45 a.m. untilm 1:00 p.m., come learn about this business group dedicated to helping neighbors and businesses improve the southern end of outer East Portland. NOTE: This organization is changing meeting locations. We’re not sure where they’re meeting this month; check their website: CLICK HERE.

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

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

> Pajama Time –Put on your pajamas, grab a bedtime buddy, and join us for stories, songs and fun. It’s for children 6 years and younger with adult. The program is from 7-7:30 p.m. at your Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., call (503) 988-5392 for more information.

November 14
> 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.

> Disney’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ opens 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 15, 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 HS students w/ ID | $6 children 13 and under. 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 15
> 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. Beginning October 16, 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
> 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 17
> 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.

> 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.

> 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.

November 18
> 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.

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.

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

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.

> 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.

November 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.

November 27
> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their monthly meeting. Dinner is provided; come early and make connections. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., Childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation provided. For special accommodation or more information, call (503) 823-4035. It’s being held at the “OLD” David Douglas School District Offices at 1500 SE 130th Avenue; entrance on the right-Southside of the building.

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

> 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.

November 28

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

> Glenfair Neighborhood Association Board Meeting – Due to it being Thanksgiving Day, this group is likely not meeting. For more information, call (503) 823-4550.

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