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East Portland News
Community Calendar
March, 2024

March 2

> 28th Annual Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event – From 8:45 a.m. until noon, join in with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s most unified restoration event of the year. No experience necessary! First, choose one of the ten sites where you, your family and friends will participate. How to prepare: This event will happen rain or shine, so dress for weather: raincoat, warm layers, sun hat, and sunscreen as necessary. Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a filled water bottle and a snack. They provide: Gloves, all necessary tools and instructions, plus snacks, coffee and a free lunch at the end of the event. Children are welcome with an attentive adult. Accessibility: All sites will require standing for long periods of time, walking over uneven ground, going up and down steep slope bending, and lifting heavy objects. Restrooms will be available at each site but are not ADA compliant. CLICK HERE to RSVP now, and get more information.

> Parkrose Bronco Boosters Beverage Bottle & Can Drive – From 9:00 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 at Parkrose Middle School front entrance, at 11800 NE Shaver Street, 97220.  It’s coordinated by Patty Meighen, contact her at pmeighen@hotmail.com.

March 3
> Montavilla Farmers Market – Their every-other-week, “Winter 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. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood. CLICK HERE to see their website.

March 5
> Small Business Resource Fair – From 3:00 until 6:00 p.m., join APANO for their second annual Small Business Resource Fair. Access resources and learn about small business legal services, loan capital information, accounting services and more. Small business owners and current/future entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. CLICK HERE to register online. It’s also put on by Community Services Network PDX and SBDC Oregon. You’ll find them at PCC Southeast Portland Campus in the Mt. Tabor Building, located at 2305 SE 82nd Avenue. Be sure to pay for parking.

March 7
> East Portland Parks Coalition online meeting –From 6:00 until 7:10 p.m., join their still-virtual meeting. This month: Portland Parks and Recreation’s Sustainable Futures program and the planning team to talk about the future of park funding and planning for parks. This likely means an additional tax! It’s on ZOOM: Meeting ID: 889 5838 2014 > Passcode: 883469. If you don’t know how to use ZOOM, or need more information, contact Carol Hasenberg, chair at csh727@comcast.net.

March 8, 9 and 10
> Opening Weekend: She Kills Monsters at David Douglas High School Theater – At 7:30 p.m., the curtain goes up on this modern, comedic, fantasy play. You’ll enjoy this story that highlights ’90s pop culture. It tells the story of high school student Agnes Evans as she deals with the death of her younger sister, Tilly, after she stumbles upon Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook. Agnes finds herself catapulted into an action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. This dramatic comedy features homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and unusual, high-energy characters. Additional shows: Evening performances continue at 7:30 p.m. on March 9, and 15 and 16. Or, take in a Family Matinee show at 2:30 p.m. on March 10 and 17. TICKETS: $12 Adults | $8 Students and Seniors. Don’t miss out, buy tickets securely online: CLICK HERE. All performances are in the David Douglas Horner Performing Arts Center, located at Horner Performing Arts Center 1400 SE 130th Avenue, 97233.

March 9
> Tree Planting and Career Fair in Russell neighborhood – From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., help Portland Parks & Recreation’s Urban Forestry plant new trees and take care of trees at John Luby Park. Bring yourself, weather protection, wear clothing and footwear suitable for the event, and a water bottle. All tools and materials needed will be provided on-site. Also, there will be representatives from other Urban Forestry and Parks groups who will be happy to answer all your questions about seasonal and permanent employment opportunities. They ask that you sign up in advance for this FREE event: CLICK HERE. It’s at John Luby Park, 12701-13001 NE Brazee Street, 97230.

March 14 ~ Two events today:

> Midway Business Association meets – From noon until 1:00 p.m. members and guests of the MBA meet. Guest speaker David Raycroft, ‘Chief BabbleBuilder’ at BabbleBuy will tell how his business empowers other businesses using a ‘digital passport’. It’s at Pizza Baron, 2604 SE Division Street, 97236. Please send RSVP to: midwayba@gmail.com.

> Lents Neighborhood Livability Association meeting – This live and in person meeting is from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. A light dinner will be served from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.; this month, a deli tray from WINCO. This month’s speakers include: Eli Arnold, running for City Council District 4 & Terrence Hayes, running for City Council District 1. Organizers note: “This is NOT a candidate forum”. Further, the LNLA has not taken a position of support for any candidate at this point. It’s at the Community Connection Center located on the grounds of New Hope Church at 10603 SE Henderson Street. [Come in the front doors, turn right, go down the first hallway. Signs will point the way.] For more information, email lnla2018@gmail.com.

March 15 and 16
> Shrek the Musical comes to Parkrose High Theater – At 7:00 p.m. this evening, Parkrose High School Theatre debuts Shrek the Musical – live and on stage. This great family entertainment is based on the book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Watch your favorite characters, Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, the evil Lord Farquaad, and a bevy of other fairytale creatures sing and dance their way through this classic Dreamworks fairytale. Many say that this musical is perfect for fairytale lovers of all ages. Shrek the Musical also plays the evenings of March 21 and 22 at 7:00 p.m. Or, take in the Family Matinee shows on March 16 or 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $10 | $8 for Parkrose Students. To securely purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE; or, take your chances and buy them at the door. The Parkrose High School Theater is located at 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220.

March 16 ~ Two events today!

> Women in Public Safety event – From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau is organizing this special gathering. It’s an opportunity to recognize the dedication, bravery, and achievements of women in public safety while inspiring others in our community. In addition to speeches, there will be lots to see, including equipment and vehicles for police patrol, fire, ambulance, SERT, K9 Police Dog teams, Traffic, Explosives Disposal Unit, and more. Representatives from PF&R, AMR, BOEC, Port of Portland, Multnomah County, Washington County, Oregon State Police, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Camas, Clark County, and Washington State are also expected to attend. It’s taking place at the Portland Police Training Division, located at 14912 NE Airport Way.

> Community Resource Fair at Parkrose High School – From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., outer East Portland families are invited to attend this fair. Here, you’ll find many nonprofit organizations, governmental service agencies, and local firms’ representatives providing helpful information, similar to the now defunct ‘Portland Fix-it Fairs’. It’s presented by Community Services Network. To host a table, or volunteer, CLICK HERE. It’s all happening at Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220.

March 17
> Montavilla Farmers Market – Their every-other-week, “Winter 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. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood. CLICK HERE to see their website.

March 23
> Tree Planting at Lents Park – From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., help Portland Parks & Recreation’s Urban Forestry division take care of trees at Lents Park. Bring yourself, weather protection, wear clothing and footwear suitable for the event, and a water bottle. You will be planting trees and weeding and mulching established trees. This is a great event for the whole family to beautify the park and meet your neighbors. They ask that you sign up in advance for this FREE event: CLICK HERE. It’s at Lents Park, located at SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard, 97266.

March 31
> Montavilla Farmers Market – Their every-other-week, “Winter 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. It’s located on the gravel lot in the 7700 block of SE Stark Street – across the street from Mr. Plywood. CLICK HERE to see their website.

East Portland News
Community Calendar
April, 2024

April 6
> Parkrose Bronco Boosters Beverage Bottle & Can Drive – From 9:00 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 at Parkrose Middle School front entrance, at 11800 NE Shaver Street, 97220.  It’s coordinated by Patty Meighen, contact her at pmeighen@hotmail.com.

April 19
> Community and Family Resource Fair in the Hazelwood Neighborhood  – From 3:00 until 600 p.m., come on by for this fair, being put on by the Community Services Network. Organizers may add more information on their website: CLICK HERE to see it. It is being held at Cherry Park Elementary School, 1930 SE 104th Avenue, 97216 — about two blocks south of SE Market Street.

April 27 ~ Two great community events today!

> 18th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade – At 9:30 a.m., this wonderful community event, the only remaining parade in outer East Portland, steps off. The procession starts at Eastport Plaza, and travels north along 82nd Avenue of Roses to SE Yamhill Street in the Montavilla Neighborhood. To register to be in the  parade, to sponsor or be a volunteer, CLICK HERE.

> New Year in the Park celebration – From 9:35 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., all are invited to attend this FREE cultural festival of several Southeast Asian countries, right here in Portland. New Year in the Park will again showcase cultural dance and music performances, traditional games, cultural crafts and activities, and vendor booths with food – lots of authentic food – and merchandise. It’s at Glenhaven Park, 7900 NE Siskiyou Street, 97213.  For more information, see their website: CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

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