The Memo Calendar is your vehicle to publicize community events. Let your mid-Multnomah County neighbors know about events of interest, meetings, fundraisers and the like. Calendar submissions for the August issue are due Wednesday, July 15. For best results, e-mail Darlene Vinson at email@example.com. Or mail your submissions to 3510 N.E. 134th Ave., Portland, OR 97230. To leave a phone message, call 503-287-8904. The Mid-county Memo fax number is 503-249-7672.
Free summer meals available
Two David Douglas elementary schools will offer free meals to kids ages 18 and younger for about a three-week period this summer. The meals are available to any child who comes to one of the locations during meal hours.
Breakfast and lunch will be served from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 24 at Ventura Park Elementary, 145 S.E. 117th Ave., and at Earl Boyles Elementary, 10822 S.E. Bush St.
Breakfast will be served from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m., while lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
No registration is necessary. Service is open to all children and is not restricted to David Douglas students.
Free and reduced cost swim lessons this summer
The David Douglas School District will offer swimming lessons to district students this summer, including free and reduced cost lessons to those who qualify. The lessons will be offered at the David Douglas swimming pool, Southeast 130th Avenue and Taylor Street.
Swimming lessons will be free for students who qualify for free lunch during the school year. The cost of swimming lessons will be reduced to $10 per two-week session for students who qualify for reduced cost lunch. Other students can take a two-week session of swimming lessons at the regular price of $30.
Contact the swimming pool between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 503-261-8378 to learn more.
If you have a child who is 5 years old or will turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, it is time to enroll for kindergarten.
Registration in the David Douglas School District is now underway at your neighborhood school. Please go there to pick up registration materials. To complete the kindergarten registration process, you will need to bring your childs birth certificate and immunization records, and proof of your residence. If you do not know your neighborhood school, please call 503-256-6526.
Please pass this information on to anyone you know in the district that will have a kindergarten student next year.
Preschool slots still open
A few preschool slots remain open for children 3 or 4 years of age by Sept. 1 at Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool, 11560 S.E. Market St. Preschool is offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., September through May. Tuition is $125 per month. An optional lunch bunch program is available until 1 p.m. for an additional fee. Call 503-256-1835 for more information or to register.
Make a difference in a childs life
An hour or so of your time each week can provide much needed academic support to our schools. Attend an informational meeting to learn how the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program helps students become more confident learners.
There is a meeting set for Wednesday, July 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Explore the possibilities of promoting success and the enjoyment of learning. For more information, call 503-241-3059.
Centennial High class of 1979
Friday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Windows Lounge at Red Lion Portland Convention Center, 1021 N.E. Grand Ave.
Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
Centennial High class of 1989
Friday, July 31 beginning at 7 p.m. at McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
David Douglas High class of 1979
Friday, Aug. 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Blackberry Hall at McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
David Douglas High class of 1989
Friday, July 24 beginning at 7 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 319 S.W. Pine St. Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
Madison High class of 1969
Friday, July 31 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive. Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
Madison High class of 1979
Friday, Oct. 16 from 7 p.m. to midnight, in the Windows Lounge at Red Lion Portland Convention Center, 1021 N.E. Grand Ave. Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
Parkrose High class of 1963
A golf tournament at Glendoveer Golf Course, 14015 N.E. Glisan St., at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 will kick off this reunion. Later in the day there will be a casual gathering at Jim Dandy Drive-In, 9626 N.E Sandy Blvd, beginning at 6 p.m. Contact Gary or Gail Grimes at 503-537-9431 or visit www.pshs63.org.
Parkrose High class of 1969
Its not too late to register for this reunion at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, 2220 N.E. Marine Drive, on Saturday, Aug. 14. Mail your $50 registration fee to Parkrose 69 Reunion, c/o Vonn Luby, 535 N.E. 24th St., Gresham, OR 97030.
In the meantime, catch up with classmates on Facebook at Parkrose Class of 1969. Details of the reunion are available at www.parkrose1969.com.
Parkrose High class of 1989
You may dress up or dress down; just be at the Embassy Suites, 319 S.W. Pine St., on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Follow up with a day in Knott Park, Northeast 117th Avenue and Knott Street, on Sunday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
Reynolds High class of 1989
At Bridgeport Brewpub & Bakery, 1313 N.W. Marshall St., on Saturday, Aug. 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
Reynolds High class of 1999
Friday, Sept. 11 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at On Deck Sports Bar, 910 N.W. 14th Ave. Go to www.classicreunions.com to register.
Public board meeting
The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, serving Multnomah County east of the Willamette River, board of directors meeting is Monday, July 6 at 6 p.m. in the district board room, 5211 N. Williams Ave. The agenda will include consideration of recommended changes to personnel policies, discussion of the district work plan and other items of business. For more information, call 503-222-7645, ext. 114.
Cruise-in to be main topic
When the members of the Parkrose Business Association gather for their monthly luncheon on Thursday, July 16, the main topic of discussion will the Parkrose Festival and Cruise-in. Set for Saturday, Aug. 1, along Northeast Sandy Boulevard between 105th and 112th avenues, the cruise-in is the principal fundraiser for PBA scholarships for Parkrose High seniors. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
There will be a PBA board meeting on Wednesday, July 8 at 7 a.m. at the Pony Soldier Inn, 9901 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Educate yourself about sex crimes in our community at EPIC meeting
The next East Precinct Involved Citizens meeting will be Wednesday, July 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Precinct Community Room, 737 S.E. 106th Ave.
The guest speaker will be Sergeant Mike Geiger of the Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit. The primary function of this unit is the investigation of promoting or compelling prostitution and juvenile sex trafficking. The Sex Crimes Unit is also responsible for investigating businesses that are fronts for prostitution. Special emphasis is given to the investigation of juvenile prostitution and those who profit from this crime.
For more information, contact Dave Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hat contest a feature of club picnic
Villa Garden Club will host its annual summer potluck picnic at Leach Botanical Gardens, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Thursday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. A brief business meeting will be held and then the real fun will begin, complete with best garden hat contest. You are invited to be a guest to learn more about the club. Create a garden hat and join the fun. Call Leona Connelly at 503-287-4517 for more information.
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