East Portland News Community Calendar

East Portland News
February ~ March 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.

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East Portland’s Community Calendar
February, 2019

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
> ‘Tuesday Yoga’ at Leach Continues – From 1:00 until precisely 1:50 p.m. each Tuesday through March, folks are invited to “rejuvenate and restore your mind and body with a gentle weekly yoga session surrounded by nature.” Instructors Jill Russell and Kelly Carsley will lead you through routines that will optimize your overall well-being through breath awareness, improved joint mobility and increased strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome and supported. It That makes the Garden’s Manor House Fireplace Room, with its wooden floors and beautiful views of the surrounding forest, an ideal place to take a mid-day break that is just for you. Register in advance or just drop in.   Ages 18 and over. FEE: $12/session | $10 for Leach Garden Friend member. Held in the Leach Botanical Garden Manor House Fireplace Room; located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236. Call (503) 823-1671 for more information.

> 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 20
> 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 Town Hall/Current Events, will be regarding a “to be announced” topic. They meet at Calaroga Terrace, 1400 NE 2nd Ave., 97232-1132, but don’t you dare park in their parking garage! For more information, CLICK HERE to see the Chamber’s website, or call (503) 788-8589.

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

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.

> Stewardship Saturday at Groundwater Pump Station – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, join with other volunteers in removing invasive blackberry from this site and plant native species along the Slough banks at this public boat launch and walking trail. Please wear close-toed shoes and dress for the weather. They will provide gloves, tools, training and snacks. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers under 14 years of age must have an adult present. All other youth volunteers must have an adult sign them in. For a more complete description about the accessibility of this site, please contact Kirk Fatland, Volunteer Coordinator at (503) 281-1132. Registration is requested; CLICK HERE and scroll down to this date and activity for the exact location.

> Fix-it Fair comes to Hazelwood From 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., come to this, the final Fix-it Fair of the season!  It’s a FREE event where folks learn simple, effective ways to save money, connect with community resources, and get information. You’ll find information on topics including: + Water and energy savings + Safe and healthy home + Food and nutrition + Neighborhood and community resources + Recycling + Weatherizing your home + Gardening and growing your own food + Transportation. Wait! There’s more! Enjoy a free bag lunch; door prizes, giveaways and childcare! And get an item fixed at the on-site Repair Café: To learn more, CLICK HERE. It’s all at Floyd Light Middle School 10800 SE Washington Street 97216 – near the East Portland Community Center.

> 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.

February 24
> Black Family Festival and City Resource Fair – From 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., those who attend will get a free Sunday dinner, a bouncy house, teen center, kids zone, more than a dozen City bureaus, community organizations and two workshops on how to apply for jobs to the City and how to do business with the City. It’s being held at the Montavilla Community Center, 8219 NE Glisan Street.

February  25
> Lents Town Center Phase 2 “Community Conversation” – From 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., interested people are invited to the second such meeting, the topic of this one is called “Public Benefits”. Prosper Portland is heading into Phase2 with the redevelopment of its 4.4-acre property on SE 92nd Avenue between SE Harold Street and SE Ramona Street., which includes the 92nd and Harold site and the Bakery Blocks property. • What kinds of businesses are important to you? • What kind of public space do you imagine here? • What kind of housing do you imagine here? Let them know. Please RSVP online at EventBrite: CLICK HERE. It’s at Wattle’s Boys & Girls Club, 9330 Southeast Harold Street. 97266.

> 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 26
> Music and stories at Leach Garden – From 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. come as the as Bedrock Theatre reveals their 2019 Season through music and snippets from their upcoming show, as well as the origin story of the company. Bedrock’s adaptations and original works are lovingly crafted to transform an ordinary path into the world of the tale. Bedrock Theatre was created in 2016 by a group of theatre artists and environmentalists. Suggested donation: $5 – $25, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Reserve your spot via email to bedrocktheatre@gmail.com. It’s in the Leach Botanical Garden, Manor House Fireplace Room, located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

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.

> Understanding AFib – From 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., learn about Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, affecting more than 27 million Americans. Learn about the symptoms and risks of AFib, and how the team at Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular can get your heart back in rhythm. Featuring heart rhythm specialists Fawaz Alhumaid, MD, and Brian Moyers, MD. It’s at Adventist Health Portland – Amphitheater C, located at (10123 SE Market Street, 97216.

> 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.

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.

 

East Portland’s Community Calendar
March, 2019

March 2
> Johnson Creek Watershed Wide event – From 8:45 a.m. until noon, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council holds it’s 21st edition of their Annual Watershed Wide event, this year entitled, “Restoration Extreme!” Join the 24 year legacy of grassroots progress to restore, repair, and clean this 26 mile long watershed. Make new friends, get fresh air, and help the creek. This is a family friendly event; tools, snacks, and fun is provided; wear weather-appropriate clothing and heavy shoes/boots you don’t mind getting dirty. A pizza party follows the event. To select your volunteering site location and to sign up, CLICK HERE.

> Stewardship Saturday at Wilkes Creek Headwaters – From 9:00 a.m. until noon, join with other volunteers enhancing the already existing Western red cedar forest, and adding native trees, shrub and forb understory to the rest of this park. This event runs rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Registration is requested; CLICK HERE and scroll down to this date and activity and exact location.

> Parkrose Bronco Boosters Pop Can Drive – 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.

> Free ‘1st Saturday’ Guided Tours at Leach Botanical Garden – From  11:00 a.m. until noon,join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick for 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. Maximum tour size 15 visitors; No registration required; no tickets, because it’s FREE. First come, first served. Meet in front of the Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden, located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236. Call (503) 823-1671 for more information.

> Mardi Gras Ball – Portland’s 9th annual Mardi Gras Ball produced since 2010 by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, runs from 6:30 until 11 p.m. “This is no half-hearted plastic bead and powdered hurricane mix party, this is a critical mass of Louisiana revelry with full costume finery – the crazy, the macabre, the funny, the sexy, the rude – and high-spirited indulgence,” say the organizers. Light food is available for purchase and it features a “no host” (buy your own) bar. This event is 21+. TICKETS: $30 advance | $35 at the door. Purchase online at Ticket Tomato: CLICK HERE.  It’s held in downtown Portland at the Tiffany Center Emerald Ballroom, 1410 SW Morrison Street.

March 5
> ‘Tuesday Yoga’ at Leach Continues – From 1:00 until precisely 1:50 p.m. each Tuesday through March, folks are invited to “rejuvenate and restore your mind and body with a gentle weekly yoga session surrounded by nature.” Instructors Jill Russell and Kelly Carsley will lead you through routines that will optimize your overall well-being through breath awareness, improved joint mobility and increased strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome and supported. It That makes the Garden’s Manor House Fireplace Room, with its wooden floors and beautiful views of the surrounding forest, an ideal place to take a mid-day break that is just for you. Register in advance or just drop in.   Ages 18 and over. FEE: $12/session | $10 for Leach Garden Friend member. Held in the Leach Botanical Garden Manor House Fireplace Room; located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236. Call (503) 823-1671 for more information.

> 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.

> 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 the Chamber office: (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.

March 8
> Columbia Slough Celebration Gala Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for their 21st annual event. Their environmental awards ceremony and annual fundraiser includes a silent auction and raffle for fine wines ,a delicious dinner, dessert, photo booth, and special entertainment along with an awards ceremony. “This is your opportunity to dress up, mingle and show the Slough how much you care!” organizers say. This is a ticketed event; tickets are $110 + EventBrite service fee. CLICK HERE to buy tickets online. It’ll be held at the Sheraton Airport Hotel.

March 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.

March 14
> Lents Neighborhood Livability Association– They’re meeting from 6:30 until  8:30 p.m. NOTE THEIR NEW LOCATION: 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.

March 16
> Leach Spring Garden Fair – Starting at 10:00 a.m., this new event kicks off. Celebrate Lilla Leach’s birthday and start preparing for the gardening season ahead with composting and other demonstrations, “mini-info” sessions, a seed exchange, low-cost tool sharpening, a Children’s Nature Walk, Ethnobotany Tour, birthday cupcakes and other delights. Oh, and if you have yet to visit the Stone Cabin on the property, it will be open. This event will be held “rain or shine” – so dress appropriately. CLICK HERE for more information about this, and other events. It’s in Leach Botanical Garden, located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236.

March 17
> 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. The orchestra performs Shostakovich’s Festival Overture, op. 96and Elgar’s popular Enigma Variations. Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 1 in D major will be performed by one of this season’s Soloist Competition winners, Eugene Howe.  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.

March 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.

March 19
> ‘Tuesday Yoga’ at Leach Continues – From 1:00 until precisely 1:50 p.m. each Tuesday through March, folks are invited to “rejuvenate and restore your mind and body with a gentle weekly yoga session surrounded by nature.” Instructors Jill Russell and Kelly Carsley will lead you through routines that will optimize your overall well-being through breath awareness, improved joint mobility and increased strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome and supported. It That makes the Garden’s Manor House Fireplace Room, with its wooden floors and beautiful views of the surrounding forest, an ideal place to take a mid-day break that is just for you. Register in advance or just drop in.   Ages 18 and over. FEE: $12/session | $10 for Leach Garden Friend member. Held in the Leach Botanical Garden Manor House Fireplace Room; located at 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, 97236. Call (503) 823-1671 for more information.

> 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.

March 20
> 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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 [south side] 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.

March 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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