East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
October – November 2017
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’s Community Calendar
October, 2017

Through October 31
> Rossi Pumpkin Patch – From noon until dusk enjoy, Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Hayrides,  Free petting the farm goats. They’re offering reasonably priced  pumpkins and fall vegetables in the barn. They’re located at 3839 NE 122nd Avenue. For more information, see their website: CLICK HERE.

October  23
>Zenger Farms Community Dinner – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., come share a meal, build community and hear plans for the next 3-years at Zenger Farms. The event is FREE, but please RSVP let them know you are coming: 503-282-4245 or thao@zengerfarm.org. It’s at Zenger Farms, at11741 SE Foster Road.

> Mill Park Neighborhood Association – Their General Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. this evening at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, located at 11560 SE Market Street. 97216. Call (503) 823-4550 or e-mail Trevor Hopper at mill.park.pdx.chair@gmail.com for more information.

October  24
> 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 their Chair, .

October  25
> 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 host and location remains one of the great unknowns of life. 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. 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.

> Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Watch meets – From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., this group meets. Their topic: “Dealing with Abandoned Vehicles and Distressed Houses”. During the first hour they’ll be making a list of areas and addresses in our neighborhood facing significant issues. During the second hour Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator with the City of Portland will provide tools for implementing a response. Coffee and light food served. They’re meeting at the Syrian Lebanese American Club, 11610 SE Holgate Boulevard, 97266.

> East Portland Action Plan – Their general meeting is this evening from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. At this meeting, they coordinate implementation of action items in the East Portland Action Plan. Dinner is provided, as is childcare and Spanish/English language interpretation. If you need interpretation in another language, or have questions, please contact: lore.wintergreen@portlandoregon.gov. The location is the “old” David Douglas School District Office Board Room at 1500 SE 130th Avenue.

October  28
> No Ivy (League) Day – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, Portland Parks & Recreation invites you to take part in No Ivy Day at several sites around Portland. Two official outer East Portland sites are at Gateway Green, and the other in Powellhurst-Gilbert along the Springwater Trail at SE 128th Avenue. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea, on site portable toilet, snacks and homemade treats provided. Dress for the weather, and wear long sleeved shirts, thick pants and sturdy boots. Terrain is hilly, with some potentially wet areas, so bring rubber boots if you have them. For more information, with a link to volunteer, CLICK HERE.

> Multnomah County Senior Resource Fair – From 10 a.m. until 12:30, the goal of this event is to bring resources that are available and valuable to older adults to a location in the community that is easier to access than typical government and non-profit locations. It’s at Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue.

> Planting at Faithful Savior – From 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., join the Depave volunteers by coming by to help put the finishing touches on the giant rain garden at the Faithful Savior Lutheran Church depaved in June. Depave will provide the tools, gloves, and gear. Snacks provided too. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Please sign up: CLICK HERE. It’s at Faithful Savior Church, 11100 NE Skidmore Street, 97220.

> 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.

> The Ernest Harps Mystery: A Portland Ghost Story – Eleven-year-old Ernest Harps appeared on the front page of newspapers in 1909 due to the unexplainable happenings that swirled around the child. This paranormal history lecture will focus on this seven-day wonder, or perhaps his poltergeist playmate. It’s from 2-4 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

October 29
> Lents International Farmers Market – Come see them today, their CLOSING DAY FOR THE SEASON! 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. Note new location: It’s now 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 – Today, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., is their season’s LAST DAY. They’re featuring locally raised, grown & created foods and crafts. Teen Cooking Class today: Kids, ages 11-18, can learn this “essential life skill” that will give them life-long confidence and inspiration to have fun in the kitchen. 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.

> Naturescaping Basics – From 1:00 until 5:00 p.m., the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to 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. Workshop is FREE, but they do request you register online to help them plan: CLICK HERE to do so. This workshop is being held at 6704 SE 122nd Ave, 97236.

> Parkrose ‘Trunk or Treat’ returns – From 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, kids from “0 through 12” are invited to this fun event. It’s a fun, safe way for kids to “trick or treat”, sponsored by local businesses. And, adults will receive exclusive Parkrose business coupons. There’ll be candy, games and spooky music – with a Costume Contest at 5:00 p.m. It’s located in the Parkrose High School parking lot at 12003 NE Shaver Street, 97220.

October 30
> Oregon Ghost Stories – Experience the eerie side of Oregon’s history in this fun and spooky set of stories performed by Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. Tell your own ghostly tale during the open microphone session. It’s for teens in grades 6-12 and it runs from 4:30-5:15 pm at your Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue; call (503) 988-5123 for more information.

> Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel and Community Forum – From 6:00 until 8:30 p.m., join Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Amanda Fritz for this “Advocacy 101” event that will provide community members with tips on how to be an effective advocate for your community or neighborhood during this upcoming 2018 state legislative session. A panel of elected officials and professional advocates will share their advice and answer questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state level. Information you will gain from the panel. It’s at the IRCO – Community Center located at 10301 NE Glisan Street

October 31
> East Portland Chamber of Commerce“Tasty Tuesday” networking noontime luncheon gathering. This is not a committee meeting and there is no agenda for the lunch, they simply patronize local Eastside minority owned restaurants for lunch and support their businesses. Today, it’s at the Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Rd., 97206. For more information, CLICK HERE to see the Chamber’s website, or call (503) 788-8589.

East Portland’s Community Calendar
November, 2017

November 1
> 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 speaker and topic at this EDUCATION AM is a deep, dark mystery. We do know they’ll be meeting at the host location: CherryWood Village, 1417 SE 107th Ave., 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. 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 2
> Annual Community Need Hearing On Housing – From 5:45 until 8:00 p.m., give input to the City of Portland, Home Forward, and Multnomah County about the topic. Share your thoughts on housing, the future of affordable housing, jobs, economic development, and more with representatives present. Your input will help decide how resources are spent on housing in 2018. Light food & beverages provided; childcare available by pre-registration at this FREE event. To register with Eventbrite, CLICK HERE. It’s being held at Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street,  97233.

November 4
> Yard Tree Giveaway – From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation and Johnson Creek Watershed Council want you to “Plant for the Future” by picking up a FREE tree for your yard. Today, it’s at Parklane Park, SE 155th Ave & Main Street. For more information, including a list of requirements, CLICK HERE.

November 5
> Oregon Sinfonietta in concert – At 3:00 p.m., this full symphony orchestra of about sixty members, now in its 45th season and conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, presents a FREE concert. The orchestra presents Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b, Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite and Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2). Audiences are invited to share refreshments with the orchestra members 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 6
> 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.

> “Three Days of Rain” 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. In this play by Richard Greenberg, a newly discovered journal recalls Greenwich Village in the early 1960s when two young architects (unaware they’re on the brink of fame) struggle with plans for the iconic Janeway House. The journal is left to their children thirty years later, who must sort out the murky mystery behind their lives – and loves. 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.

November 7
> 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.

November 8
> 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 GOVERNMENT & ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AM presentation is by Lore Wintergreen, Advocate with the East Portland Action Plan. It’s at Adventist Health, 10123 SE Market St., 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. 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.

> Yard Tree Giveaway – From 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Portland Parks & Recreation and Johnson Creek Watershed Council want you to “Plant for the Future” by picking up a FREE tree for your yard. Today, it’s East Portland Neighborhood Office at 1017 NE 117th Ave. (at the foot of the water tower in the Hydropark). For more information, including a list of requirements, CLICK HERE.

November 15
> Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association – Their general meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. It’s at the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall, 17115 SE Foster Road. For more information, contact PVNA Chair Paul Grosjean at paul@eperformancegroup.net.

November 16
> 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 Holiday Inn Airport 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. (in the hotel building, around the back at the former Flirt’s entrance – not the Convention Center next door. The meeting is free, and the buffet lunch is $19 including dessert and gratuity; reservations are NOT required.

> Russell Neighborhood Association –Tehy meet at 6:30 p.m. at Hampton Hall; University of Western States Campus; 2900 NE 132nd Avenue. For more information, contact Ron Glanville at ronglanville@gmail.com.

November 18
> Come to the Fix-it Fair –  From 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., come to this FREE fair where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with community resources by taking workshops, classes and browsing among the many booths set up by nonprofit organizations governmental agencies and utilities. It’s at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Avenue.

> Festive Origami Boxes and Ornaments – From 10:00 am until 12:30 pm, at Leach Botanical Garden, craft instructor Jane Weissman teaches how to transform beautifully patterned paper into multi-dimensional boxes and ornaments, some with botanical themes of flowers and leaves.  She’ll guide you step by step through the seemingly magical process of creases and folds.  You’ll leave with your own elegant creations, and the knowledge necessary to make more. All materials provided. FEE: $40.00  ($35 Leach members); limit 12 people ages 13 and up. Please register via phone with the Leach Garden Education Coordinator at 503-823-1671. It’s held in the Leach Garden Manor House at  6704 SE 122nd Ave., 97236 – but note: The 122nd Bridge is still out!  See their website for navigation instructions to their parking lot: CLICK HERE.

November 20
> Hazelwood Neighborhood Association – Either a Board or General Meeting (all are invited) starts at 6:30 p.m. at East Portland Neighborhood Office at 1017 NE 117th Avenue. For more information, contact HNA Chair Arlene Kimura at arlene.kimura@gmail.com.

November 21
> 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.

> 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/.

November 22
> East Portland Action Plan General Meeting – At 6:00 p.m., it’s their Annual Picnic! 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.

November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 29
> Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop – From 6:00 until 7:30 p.m., attend this FREE workshop and learn how to prevent lead exposure in your home. Great for households with children or pregnant women, especially those living in homes built before 1978. Qualified participants will receive a free kit of safety and testing supplies at the end of the workshop. Attending and registration are free, but required: CLICK HERE to be taken to the Community Energy Project website. It’s being held a Lincoln Park Elementary School, located at 13200 SE Lincoln Street.

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