East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
January ~ February 2019
Community Calendar

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East Portland’s Community Calendar
January, 2019

January 17
> 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.

> 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.

> 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.

January 19
> Friends of Trees Planting Day – Volunteers gather at 8:30 a.m. for a day of planting in the Lents, Powelhurst-Gilbert, Pleasant Valley neighborhoods. At 8:45 a.m., sign-in and enjoy some breakfast snacks and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and goes until noon. They provide gloves, tools, and guidance, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes or boots – and be ready to have fun!  Their neighborhood volunteers with also provide a potluck lunch for all volunteers after the planting is complete. RSVP is requested; CLICK HERE to open their Events Page, scroll down to this date, and click on the entry for more information. They’re meeting at Lents Gilbert Church of God, 12230 SE Harold St, 97236. For more information, contact Jenny Pablo, and Carey at 503-595-0213 or email volunteer@frien?dsoftrees.org.

> Weekend Guided Tour – From 11:00 until noon, a Leach Botanical Garden volunteer guide who will lead you on a FREE, informative tour focused on special topics such as bird identification, mosses, Japanese Shinrin Yoku, garden trees, or Leach Garden history, including the Manor House and Stone Cabin. No registration required; first come, first served with a maximum tour size of 15. Meet in front of the Manor House. he street address for Leach Botanical Garden is 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – but remember, the 122 Bridge is out! Be sure to see their website for directions to their parking lot CLICK HERE.

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

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

January 20
> Oregon Sinfonietta in concert – At 3:00 p.m., this full symphony orchestra of 75+ members, now in its 46th season and conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, presents a FREE concert. Guests will enjoy great performances of music by Mozart – Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527; Debussy – Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Orchestra in B-flat Major with Esther Kwak, CMSO Concerto Competition winner; Butterworth – Two English Idylls;, and Ethel Smyth – Serenade in D Major. Everyone is welcome. 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.

January 21
> 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.

January 22
> 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.

> 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.

January 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 Education AM features Dr. Joan Hamilton who will share her innovative 5-step approach to managing time and getting the most out of life. It’s held at, and hosted by, CherryWood Village, 1417 SE 107th Avenue, 97216. For more information, CLICK HERE to see the Chamber’s website, or call (503) 788-8589.

> 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.

January 24
> 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.

January 26
> Friends of Trees Planting Day – Volunteers gather at 8:30 a.m. for a day of planting in the Centennial, Glenfair, Hazelwood, Mill Park neighborhoods. At 8:45 a.m., sign-in and enjoy some breakfast snacks and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and goes until noon. They provide gloves, tools, and guidance, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes or boots – and be ready to have fun!  Their neighborhood volunteers with also provide a potluck lunch for all volunteers after the planting is complete. RSVP is requested; CLICK HERE to open their Events Page, scroll down to this date, and click on the entry for more information. They’re meeting at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market St, 97216. For more information, contact Jenny Pablo, and Carey at 503-595-0213 or email volunteer@frien?dsoftrees.org.

> Stewardship Saturday at  Johnson Lake – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, rain or shine, join with other volunteers with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation to help preen this “secret” lake near the glass plant along I-205. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in invasive plant removal and native species planting. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Register (and learn how to get there) by visiting their official web page: CLICK HERE.

> Groundwater 101 class – From 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., learn more about how groundwater provides nearly 5 billion gallons of Portland’s water each year. Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for this FREE educational workshop that teaches groundwater basics including local geology and hydrology. This interactive workshop is presented with a mix of hands-on and classroom-style teaching and is appropriate for adults and high school students aged 17 & up. Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required: CLICK HERE to do so.

> Weekend Guided Tour – From 11:00 until noon, a Leach Botanical Garden volunteer guide who will lead you on a FREE, informative tour focused on special topics such as bird identification, mosses, Japanese Shinrin Yoku, garden trees, or Leach Garden history, including the Manor House and Stone Cabin. No registration required; first come, first served with a maximum tour size of 15. Meet in front of the Manor House. he street address for Leach Botanical Garden is 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236 – but remember, the 122 Bridge is out! Be sure to see their website for directions to their parking lot CLICK HERE.

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

> Creating Life Inside: Stories of incarcerated youth – At 7:30 p.m. this evening and next, and again on February 1 and 2, Rogue Pack presents “Creating Life Inside,” Stories by young men 15-17 in Juvenile Detention at Donald E. Long. Talkback and Reception after all shows. Suggested donation: $20. It’s at the Sellwood Playhouse, 901 SE Spokane Street,  97202.

January 28
> Sweet Crepe Making for Teens – Come see a demonstration and learn how to make fresh French crepes with sweet filling. Registration required; register online or in the library. It’s from 4:15-5:45 pm at your 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 for more information.

January 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 with a  Mystery Host and an unknown location. For more information, call the Chamber office at (503) 788-8589.

 

East Portland’s Community Calendar
February, 2019

February 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.

February 4
> Visit “Orlando”, drama 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. This story, adapted from Virginia Wolf’s critically acclaimed novel, Orlando charts the life of an Elizabethan nobleman – who lives for three centuries. This poetic and confessional character engages in sword fights, trades barbs with 18th century wits, changes genders, has a baby, and drives a car. 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.

February 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 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.

February 6
> SE 136th Avenue Project Open House – From 6:00 until 8:00 .m., the he Portland Bureau of Transportation is holding this event to show the proposed designs for the SE 136th Avenue Paving and ‘Sidewalks to Opportunity Project’, which will add sidewalks to the west side of SE 136th between Division and Foster, as well as bike lanes, street trees and LED lights to the project area. Meet the planning team and share your thoughts. No word on refreshments being available. It’s being held at Gilbert Heights Elementary School, 12839 SE Holgate Boulevard.

February 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 Happy Hour – From 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., The East Portland Chamber of Commerce holds this monthly no-host networking and fun event. Come and meet members who typically can’t attend the Wednesday morning meetings. This month, they’re gathering at a fine establishment. For more information call (503) 788-8589.

> 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.

February 9
> Multnomah County Senior Resource Fair – From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., seniors are invited to this event where they can access to resources that are valuable to older adults in our community. The theme of this year’s event is “Resiliency and Aging” and will feature presentations and discussions from subject-area experts. It’s at the East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Avenue.

> All American Magic & Comedy Show – At a 2:00 p.m. afternoon matinee this afternoon, come experience 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 venue 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.

February 10
> Montavilla “Winter Stock Up” Farmers Market – Although their regular season is over, visit today, for a full, four-hour session, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They’re featuring seasonal, locally raised, grown and created foods and crafts. You’ll also shop vendors providing fresh bakery items and other prepared foods – rain or shine. 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.

February 14
> Lents Neighborhood Livability Association– Starting off in the New Year with a new meeting location, 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.

February 12
> Midway Business Association – Come learn about this business group dedicated to helping neighbors and businesses improve the southern end of outer East Portland. This month: another meeting of interest. Remember, visitors ARE welcome. Their meeting runs from 11:45 AM until 1 PM at Bill Dayton’s PIZZA BARON Restaurant on SE 122nd Ave., just south of Division St.

> 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.

February 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.

> 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.

February 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.

February 21
> 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.

> 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.

> 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.

February 23
> Friends of Trees Planting Day – Volunteers gather at 8:30 a.m. for a day of planting in the Argay, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights, Russell, Wilkes neighborhoods. At 8:45 a.m., sign-in and enjoy some breakfast snacks and coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The planting starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and goes until noon. They provide gloves, tools, and guidance, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes or boots – and be ready to have fun!  Their neighborhood volunteers with also provide a potluck lunch for all volunteers after the planting is complete. RSVP is requested; CLICK HERE to open their Events Page, scroll down to this date, and click on the entry for more information. They’re meeting at Parkrose UCC, 12505 NE Halsey St, (just east of the BiMart store) 97230. For more information, contact Jenny Pablo, and Carey at 503-595-0213 or email volunteer@frien?dsoftrees.org.

February 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.

February 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.

> 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.

February 28
> 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.

 

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