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The Mid-county Memo is a newspaper dedicated to serving the community. One of the best ways to do this is by informing Memo readers of upcoming events of interest and meetings of groups they might like to join. Help connect our community! If you are part of a group that you enjoy, let your neighbors know about it. Publicize your special event or fundraiser here in the Mid-county Memo Calendar section.
Submissions for each month are due by the 15th of the previous issue. Please have Calendar submissions for July in by Monday, June 15. We prefer e-mailed submissions sent to Dawn Widler, Department Editor at email@example.com. You may also mail complete information to 4052 N.E. 22nd Ave., Portland, OR, 97212-1503, phone 503-287-8094 or fax 503-249-7672.
Hoedown at harvest time
The Second Annual Parkrose Harvest Festival is just around the corner. All Parkrose neighbors are invited on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rossi Farms, N.E. 122nd Ave. and Shaver St. This great event will include free corn on the cob, hot dogs, pop, potato chips, and more.
This festival offers fun and games of all kinds. There will be music and dancing as well as hayrides and lots of other activities for kids and adults. The Festival will also include a raffle and door prizes. Come meet your neighbors and have a great old-fashioned time! Dont miss out on this neighborhood funfest. For more information, please call Ron Nelson at 503-254-1164.
Swimming with monsters
Nothing says summer like swimming and blockbuster movies. Portland Parks and Recreations Aquatic Division will combine the two, offering Dive-In Movies.
Everyone will enjoy watching this summers movie Monsters Inc. on a large screen visible from the warm pool water. Viewers can watch from the pool or deck. Floating filmgoers may bring their own inner tubes or air mattresses.
The cost for the Dive-In Movie is $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for children. The pool water is warm for comfortable viewing and extra underwater lighting and lifeguards will be brought in to ensure safety. And like all good theaters, the pools will offer popcorn, candy and more!
Monsters Inc. will show in the Montavilla Community Center Pool, 8219 N.E. Glisan St. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. For more information, please call the Montavilla Community Center at 503-823-4101.
Music and nature
Enjoy a free concert in a refreshing and peaceful setting - your neighborhood park. Glenhaven Park, at N.E. 82nd Ave. and N.E. Siskiyou, is hosting a performance by the Oregon Symphony at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. Bring your family, friends and a picnic basket for a free fun-filled afternoon and evening of music and arts. The afternoon begins at 3 p.m. with hands-on activities for kids, performances by local groups and community information tables. Food and drink will be available to purchase in the park. For more information about this event, please contact Portland Parks and Recreation at 503-823-2223 or visit www.PortlandParks.org.
Enjoy a picnic in the park
The Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the west end of Knott Park, on the corner of N.E. 112tn Ave. and Sacramento St. Live music will be provided by the Blue Plate Special, serving up a mix of blues, rock & roll, and oldies. Portland Parks and Recreation will be on hand with fun kids games and face painting. Soft drinks and ice cream will be available. Night Out Against Crime also features members from the police and fire departments, as well as crime prevention specialists. Come and bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket, and join in for a wonderful evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call Carol Williams at 503-255-9596.
Big book fair
The Shaver Parent Faculty Association (SPFA) is sponsoring a Back to School Book Fair to raise money for Shaver Elementary School Library. The book fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2 at K-MART on the corner of N.E. 122nd Ave. and N.E. Sandy Blvd. These books are not just for kids. Beautiful cookbooks, books for children, novels, history books, do it yourself guides and more are available at huge savings!
If you are a S.M.A.R.T. volunteer at Shaver, or just have some free time and want to help out with this worthy event, please call Christy Hillman at 503-408-7816 to volunteer to help out.
Save money and conserve energy
Learn how to take control of your water and sewer bills. The Community Energy Project is offering a water conservation workshop which provides information on how to detect and repair leaks, water conservation ideas in and around your home, and also includes details on Portlands incredible water system. Each Portland household receives an instructional workbook and a free kit of materials worth $25. The workshop will be held on Friday, Aug. 9 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Cherry Blossom Senior Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. To register, call 503-284-6827.
Free health classes and support groups
Adventist Health is offering several free health education classes to the public. Rid your life of a smelly, unhealthy habit with the Smoke-Free Support Group. There is no pre-registration necessary to join the group, which meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays in Conference Room #3.
The Heart Talk Support Group meets on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room #432, the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Education Room. This group is led by Sandra Dykes, a registered nurse with extensive experience. The support group not only allows time for group discussions, but also educates members on a wide range of heart-related topics. This group hosts everything from CPR lessons to visits from cardio-pulmonary specialists. Join in today and learn more about your heart.
First Choice 65 workshop will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Education Center A. This workshop educates attendees about First Choice 65, a health plan designed to work as a supplement to Medicare.
The Cancer Support group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Garden room. In August, meetings will take place on Monday, Aug. 12 and Monday, Aug. 26. There will also be a Friday Forum on Having Fun Getting Fit on Friday, Aug. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Education Center B. All classes are offered at the Adventist Health Center, 10123 S.E. Market St. For more information, or to sign up for a class, please call 503-256-4000.
Great deals and good eats
Come to this years St. Matthews Episcopal Church Parking Lot Sale and Barbeque. Items have been donated from many different church families, so expect a wide variety. The sale and barbeque will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The barbeque meal will cost from $3.50 to $6. Each meal will include one meat entrée of chicken, hamburger, hot dogs, or sausages, and salad, chips and beverage.
Dont miss this great event, held at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St. For more information about this event, call the church office at 503-252-5720.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) will sponsor the International Market Sale. The sale will be held in the IRCO Community Center, 10301 N.E. Glisan St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see what surprising finds, incredible bargains, and newfound treasures await you. Many items have been donated from the community, and any leftovers will seed IRCOs effort to open a thrift store. For more information, please call IRCO at 503-234-1541.
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