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 July issue are due Friday, June 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.
EVENTS and ACTIVITIES
Cycle the Well Field
Bring your bike and your friends for a tour of Portland's drinking water wells. Experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead a 16-mile trip on easy terrain on Saturday, June 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meet at Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station, 9920 N.E. Cascades Parkway. Learn about the safety, functionality and history of Portland's underground drinking water system, which supplements the main supply from the Bull Run. Helmets are required. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required at columbiaslough.org or 503-281-1132.
Swimming as a family outing
The David Douglas Aquatics Center, Southeast 130th Avenue and Taylor Street, offers a public recreation swim Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. The cost is $2 for students and $3 for adults. Friday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. is Family Night Swim. This is a great opportunity for families to spend some quality time together, and is for families only. Cost is $5 for the family. Parents must be in the water with their children, and small children must be potty-trained to be in the pool. For more information, call 503-261-8378.
Nature adventures for the whole family
Family Nature Explorers brings kids and adults together for open-ended nature exploration in Metro natural areas. Families meet other families with the same interests in nature and the outdoors. Kids meet other kids who love to touch, smell and study all things natural. Led by Metro naturalists and volunteers, each adventure explores a special theme - but trip leaders seize the moment when nature presents any unexpected learning opportunities. Bring a sack lunch. Children 4 and older are welcome with a parent, grandparent or guardian. $11 per family per program. Register for each program separately. Come to one or come to all. You can now register and pay online for Metro activities. Go to Metro's online calendar oregonmetro.gov/calendar, find your event by searching or browsing, and follow the instructions.
Meet Portland's pioneer families
Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery is Portland's oldest existing cemetery, with burials dating to 1846. This living museum of Oregon lives is nestled in a beautiful urban woodland at Southeast 26th Avenue and Stark Avenue. Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery are hosting a number of events this month.
Clean up day at the cemetery is Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help keep Lone Fir looking beautiful for its many visitors. Its many trees mean many leaves. Bring a rake and gloves if possible. Bottled water and light snacks will be provided. Meet at the soldiers' monument.
Stop by the cemetery's Roses of Old Oregon pioneer garden for complimentary tea and cookies on Sunday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. View historic blooms and hear short talks about old roses and Lone Fir. Special guests include Georgiana Pittock, who passed away in 1918, and rose garden founder Mary Drain Albro, who passed away in 1962. Free rose and lavender sachets while supplies last.
Take a cemetery walking tour on Saturday, June 9 between 10 a.m. and noon. Walk through history amid the beauty and tranquility of Lone Fir. Tour highlights include Portland's founders, pioneers and nationally recognized figures, plus interesting headstones and monuments. Explore 30 acres of mature trees and a very special rose garden. Suitable for all ages. Meet at the soldiers' monument. A suggested donation of $10 goes to headstone restoration and educational programs.
Take part in a headstone cleaning workshop on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hold history in your hands and learn techniques to properly care for headstones. Over time, grave markers in Portland's oldest cemetery become damaged, darkened and difficult to read. Learn safe cleaning methodology and the ethics of caring for these chunks of history. You may want to bring a stool. Cleaning supplies and materials provided. Suitable for all ages.
Enjoy the Portland Actors Ensemble presentation of Hamlet on various dates from June 14 through July 14 at 7 p.m.
The show is performed just west of the soldier's monument. Free. For more information, visit portlandactors.com.
Wetland bird walk
Bird activity peaks in June at Smith and Bybee Wetlands on Marine Drive between the Expo Center and Kelley Point Park. Some are building nests; others are feeding their fledged babies. Metro volunteer naturalist and Audubon master birder Patty Newland knows the cast of characters well and will share her knowledge on Saturday, June 9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair onsite. Suitable for ages 10 and older. Meet in the parking area on North Marine Drive. Free. Advance registration is required. Go to oregonmetro.gov/calendar.
Take a Painted Turtle walk
Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, on Marine Drive between the Expo Center and Kelley Point Park, is home to one of Oregon's largest populations of Western painted turtles. Metro naturalist James Davis will have telescopes for great looks and turtle shells to examine on Saturday, June 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Meet in the parking area on North Marine Drive. Free. Advance is registration required. Go to oregonmetro.gov/calendar.
Become enchanted with Twilight Tuesdays
Take a relaxing walk at Smith and Bybee Wetlands on Tuesday, June 12 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dusk is one of the best times to view wildlife, especially during summer. It's about the only time mammals such as beaver, muskrat, otter, raccoon, deer and bats can be seen. Metro naturalist James Davis teaches basic techniques of wildlife watching and identification. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair onsite. Suitable for ages 10 and older; participants must be able to be quiet, sneaky and patient. Meet in the parking area on North Marine Drive. Registration and payment of $6 per adult or $11 per family is required in advance. Go to oregonmetro.gov/calendar.
Remembering a local botanist
Learn about botanist Lilla Leach, her link to Leach Botanical Garden, and her discoveries of new plant species including Kalmiopsis leachiana on Kalmiopsis Discovery Day, Thursday June 14, at Leach Manor House, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave. Photos and displays will be shown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., volunteer guide Jane Nash will offer a brief talk and special walk in the garden. This is a free event, however pre-registration is required for the evening walk. Call 503-823-1671 to reserve a place.
Explorando el Columbia Slough
Celebrate nature in the city and the environment of the Columbia Slough on Saturday, June 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Whitaker Ponds Natural Area, 7040 N.E 47th Ave. This family environmental festival offers activities in Spanish and English for all ages. Free. For more information, call 503-281-1132.
Free summer movies, concerts, playground and lunch programs for your family
The Portland Parks & Recreation Summer Free for All will keep your family busy all summer with activities, movies and live music at area parks.
Summer Playgrounds and Free Lunch Programs offer organized sports, games, and crafts, plus a free, healthy lunch for kids up to age 18.
Argay Park, located at Northeast 141st Avenue and Failing Street will have playground activities from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. from June 18 through June 22 and Aug. 16 through Aug. 24, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. from June 25 though Aug. 15. Lunch is served at noon.
Lincoln Park, Southeast 135th Avenue and Mill Street, will have playground activities from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. from June 18 through June 22 and Aug. 16 through Aug. 24, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. from June 25 though Aug. 15. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.
Montavilla Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street will have playground activities from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. from June 18 through June 22 and Aug. 16 through Aug. 24, and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. from June 25 though Aug. 15. Lunch is served at noon.
Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave., will have playground activities from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. from June 18 through June 22 and Aug. 16 through Aug. 24, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. from June 25 though Aug. 15. Lunch is served at noon.
These Summer Playground Programs will have organized sports, games and crafts, but do not serve lunch:
Harold Oliver Elementary, Southeast 158th Avenue and Taylor Street, will offer playground activities daily from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. beginning June 25 and running through Aug. 15. No lunch is provided.
Eastgate Station Apartments, 100 N.E. 120th Ave., will offer playground activities on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. beginning June 25 and running through Aug. 13. No lunch is provided.
Melrose Apartments, 4497 N.E. 133rd Ave. at Sandy Blvd. will offer playground activities on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. beginning June 26 and running through Aug. 14. No lunch is provided.
Mill Park, Southeast 117th Avenue and Mill Court, will offer playground activities on Tuesdays from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. beginning June 26 and running through Aug. 14. No lunch is provided.
Ventura Park, Southeast 115th Avenue and Stark Street, will offer playground activities on Tuesdays from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. beginning June 26 and running through Aug. 14. No lunch is provided.
Arbor Glen Apartments, 2609 S.E. 145 Ave., will offer playground activities on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. beginning June 27 and running through Aug. 15. No lunch is provided.
Midland Park, Southeast 122nd Avenue and Morrison Street, will offer playground activities on Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. beginning June 27 and running through Aug. 15. No lunch is provided.
Raymond Park, Southeast 118th Avenue and Raymond Street, will offer playground activities on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. beginning June 28 and running through Aug. 9. No lunch is provided.
West Powellhurst Park, Southeast 115th Avenue and Division Street, will offer playground activities on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. beginning June 28 and running through Aug. 9. No lunch is provided.
East Holiday Park, 12999 N.E. Holladay St., will offer playground activities on Thursdays, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. beginning June 28 and running through Aug. 9. No lunch is provided.
Parkland Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street, will offer playground activities on Thursdays, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. beginning June 28 and running through Aug. 9. No lunch is provided.
Gilbert Heights Elementary, S.E. 130th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard, will offer playground activities on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. beginning June 29 and running through Aug. 10. No lunch is provided.
Movies in the Park begin Friday, June 29, with a showing of The Adventures of Tintin on Friday, June 29 at Knott Park, Northeast 117th Avenue and Knott Street. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. and generally includes performances by local bands. Movies begin at dusk.
Concerts in the Park begin in July and continue throughout the summer until August 30 at various parks around the city.
For the complete schedule, go to portlandonline.com/parks/.
Hone your skills at basketball camp
A David Douglas girls' basketball camp will be held at Floyd Light Middle School, 10800 S.E. Washington St. from Tuesday, June 19 through Friday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This camp is open to girls in grades 3-9 in the David Douglas school district. The fee is $25 per student. For additional information or to request a flyer, email Mike Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org. Flyers can also be found at all middle and elementary schools.
A Scots basketball camp for boys in grades 3-9 in the David Douglas school district will begin Tuesday, June 19 and run through Friday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DDHS North Gym, 1001 S.E. 135th Ave. The fee is $50. To register, students can contact their school office or PE teacher. Contact Coach Reeves at 503-262-4481 with any questions.
Kids, discover the natural artist within
Students ages 9 to 14 will uncover artistic talent at weekly Kid's Nature Illustration classes at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave. on Tuesdays beginning June 19 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Young artists first explore how flowers and other things in the natural world are constructed. Then they go to work creating a detailed botanical drawing from life using pencil, drawing pens and any other preferred media on paper. The results are amazing. This one-day class repeats all Tuesdays this summer. Supplies are included. The instructor is Jane Nash. The fee is $15 per class and pre-registration is required. Register at leachgarden.org or contact Janice Jenkins, education coordinator at 503-823-1671 or email@example.com.
Summer activities for DDHS students
SUN Community Schools is making summer activities available for all David Douglas High School students this year. This is a great opportunity to learn and develop new skills, make connections, and stay active this summer. Activities include soccer, volleyball, yoga, sewing, knitting, crafts, My Beats (music production and recording), break dancing, open gym basketball, and RIFE (Refugee and Immigrant Family Empowerment).
The summer session runs from Wednesday, June 20 through Thursday, July 19 with activity blocks from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. All SUN activities are free of charge and available to enrolled and incoming David Douglas High students. Lunch and transportation are provided. Pick up registration materials in the DDHS North and South Offices, the attendance office, the SUN room (181), or call 503-262-4408 for more information. Pre-registration ends June 8.
Participate in nature games
Bring your family to beautiful Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 Oxbow Parkway S.E. in the Sandy River Gorge, on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and play nature games with Metro naturalist Deb Scrivens. Take off your shoes, run in the grass, use your owl eyes, stalk like a fox and play nutty squirrels. $5 per vehicle parking fee.
Get the facts about homeownership
Housing counselors from HUD-approved non-profit ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions share information about the home buying process during upcoming free workshops at East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. Attendees will learn about the real costs of home ownership, and how down payment assistance programs can help. Other topics covered include budgeting, shopping for mortgage loans, credit scores and loan qualification, closing and escrow, and much more. Free food, refreshments, and prizes will be available to those who attend.
Sign up for workshops that will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays June 23, July 7, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8 at 800-750-2227.
PHS class of 1952
The Parkrose High class of 1952 60-year reunion is Thursday, August 16. An afternoon luncheon is planned on the patio of Ringside East, 14021 N.E. Glisan St. To learn more contact Sam Sorensen at 503-253-8131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHS class of 1962
The Parkrose High class of 1962 50-year reunion celebration kicks off with pizza night on Sept. 14 at Abbey's Pizza, 21255 S.E. Stark St., at 5 p.m. The following evening there is a banquet at Persimmon Country Club, 500 S.E. Butler Rd., in Gresham from 5 until 10 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 16, classmates will gather at Oaks Park from 2 until 6 p.m. The classes of 1961 and 1963 are invited to join the fun. To learn more, contact Colleen Fitzpatrick at email@example.com.
PHS class of 1969
The Parkrose High class of 1969 meets for lunch on the second Wednesday of each month. A new location is chosen monthly. On Wednesday, June 13, classmates will travel across state lines to mingle with those who have escaped to Washington for tax codes beneficial to the retired and infirm. Meet on the deck at Who Song and Larry's Restaurant and Cantina, 111 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver beginning at 11:30 a.m. This is a no host event. No reservations are needed, simply show up and join the fun. Watch for postings on the Parkrose Class of 69 Facebook page and the Parkrose High Alumni Association Facebook page.
PHS class of 1972
The Parkrose High class of 1972 40-year reunion is Saturday, Aug. 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., in Troutdale. Tickets are $50 per person. Be one of the fabulous first 72 and receive a special reward.
Pat Miller, Libby Ludeke Phillips, Debbie Winfree Slayton, Robin Rudolph Bernardy, Margaret Garcia Townsend and Shannon Jordan Lusby are organizing this stroll down memory lane. Contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit parkroseclassof72reunion.com for details, updates and to reconnect with classmates.
DDHS class of 1982
The David Douglas High class of 1982 30-year reunion is Friday, Aug. 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge, 808 S.E. Morrison St.
PHS class of 1992
The Parkrose High class of 1992 20-year reunion is on Friday, Aug. 3 beginning at 7 p.m. at Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge, Southeast 8th Avenue and Morrison Street. For more information call 503-626-3669 or email email@example.com.
The first Saturday is can and bottle day
Parkrose Bronco Boosters, Dave 'the can man' Luce and an assortment of volunteers will be at the ready from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. when you pull into the Parkrose Middle School turnaround, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., on Saturday, June 2 with a trunk load of returnable bottles and cans. They will relieve you of the responsibility of taking them to a recycle center, leaving you with plenty of time to visit the Parkrose Farmer's Market across the street in the PHS east parking lot.
Support Bronco football
The 4th annual Parkrose Bronco Football Golf Tournament and Dinner is Saturday, June 9 at Rose City Golf Course, 2200 N.E. 71st Ave. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Golfers will tee off beginning at noon. Post tournament activities including dinner begin at 4 p.m. at Rose City Grill at the golf course.
Book a foursome for $360, twosomes play for $200, individuals pay $90. This fee includes a cart, gift bag and dinner.
Sponsor a tee for $200 or rent a PHS football player as your caddy for the day for only $20. A dinner only option is available for $10. Registration forms are available at the high school, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., or on the Parkrose Broncos Facebook page. (facebook.com/parkrosebroncos. Scroll down the page. The form was posted on May 7.) Mail checks payable to Parkrose Football to the high school.
Funds raised will help send 40 players to football camp in Gold Beach in July.
Give blood, give life
An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Gateway Elks Lodge, 711 N.E. 100th Ave. on Wednesday, June 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Call 1-800-GIVELIFE to schedule an appointment.
Buy fireworks, support local schools
Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks from the David Douglas Dad's Club stand at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street. The booth will be open from June 24 through July 4 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer at the firework stand, please contact Dan Deardorff at 503-572-6757.
Wanted: advocates for older adults
Elders in Action Commission acts as a volunteer advocacy group for older adults in Portland and Multnomah County. The function of the commission is to advise on relevant city, state, and county legislation and comment on other areas of interest to the older community. They are community members working together to develop and implement strategies to address topics such as health care, transportation, economic security and housing. If you would like to make an impact on how older adult issues are handled in Portland contact Elders in Action at 503-235-5474.
Giant shoes needing to be filled
In the past five years alone, Luce, with the help of a few friends, has raised over $75,000 in support of student activities ranging from music and sports to the arts and educational activities.
Parkrose High School Booster President, Annette Stevko-Frary, said, Dave has done an amazing job managing this event for years. He will continue to pick up donation barrels at local businesses. However, we need other volunteers to continue the monthly can drive.
The can drives are held the first Saturday of each month at the Parkrose Middle School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community member Robert Jolin has volunteered his time, truck and trailer to take the cans to the recycling center. More volunteers will be needed to organize the monthly collections and to sort and bag donations for delivery to the recycling center.
Booster Vice President Patty Meighen hopes that a number of people will step forward so these responsibilities can be shared. Luce has laid the ground work, she said. We can't afford to let a program like this end when it helps support so many student activities.
To become part of the Parkrose schools can drive team, contact Meighen at 503-254-2593 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Create shimmering art with new technique
Roberta Babcock will be the resident instructor at Portland Fine Arts Guild classes this month. She teaches still life using techniques she has developed to create the appearance of etched metal or gold leaf with acrylic paints. Classes are Monday June 4, 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Russellville Grange Hall, 12105 N.E. Prescott St. The fee is $12 for guild members, $15 for non-members.
Bring a half sheet of heavy water color paper that has been torn into four equal pieces. Gesso heavily and let dry. Babcock's process involves etching wet paint. It is suggested that you wear a shirt or smock and gloves during class. Art supplies needed include acrylic paints in transparent colors; 8 ounce heavy body gold acrylic paint and 8 ounce extra heavy gel medium; a medium point, rubber tipped shaping tool; plastic forks and spoons; and pencils and other tools for scratching or etching wet paint. Also bring a pallet knife, kitchen sponge, cotton rags, rubber gloves, paper towels, water container, newspaper and drawing paper.
There is plenty of free parking at the Grange Hall. Bring your lunch or visit one of several fast food restaurants within walking distance. Light refreshments are available for a small donation. You are encouraged to arrive early or stay late to help with set up or clean up.
Savor the sounds of a live orchestra
East County Community Orchestra will present a free concert at the David Douglas High Performing Arts Center, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. The program will include popular and light classical selections. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Celebrate a summer's eve
Search Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave, on Wednesday, June 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for plants mentioned by Shakespeare then settle in on the East Terrace to enjoy some mid-summer silliness with the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival and Elizabethan music by Phil and Gayle Neuman. Refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited. Register early at leachgarden.org or 503-823-1671. Admission is $35 for garden members, $45 for non-members and includes garden membership.
Delight in ballads, marches and more
Pianist Sandra Hyslop and soprano Leslie Garman join violinist David Ewart in an afternoon of festive music on Sunday, June 24 at 4 p.m. at Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St.
Enjoy dances, gigues, and ballads from the British Isles to the Hungarian dances of Brahms and the Rondo Capriccioso of Saint-Saens. Also on the program is a patriotic salute to America by John Philip Sousa and Irving Berlin. The audience will be invited to participate and a very special surprise musical tribute is planned. The community is cordially invited to this extraordinary summer concert. A reception will follow. The concert is free, but a suggested donation of $5 will be gratefully accepted.
More information is available at taborheightschurch.org.
Students celebrate General Education Development certification
The Fir Ridge Campus GED celebration is Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the school, 11215 S.E. Market St. Help students mark this milestone. No ticket is needed for admission.
Enroll students in preschool now
Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool is enrolling now for fall 2012. Children must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1 and potty trained. Choose from 3 or 4 day programs. Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. There is also a special pre-kindergarten class on Monday for 4 year olds. A separate Lunch Bunch program allows children to stay until 1 p.m. Please visit glcportland.org/preschool or call 503-256-1835 for a tour.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
Horticulture creativity is focus of show
Flower Lane Garden Club celebrates June with its annual Mini Flower Show at East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave., on June 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The focus this year is horticulture exhibits. There is no judging, so anyone may submit an exhibit and watch as visitors admire the creations. Contact Paola Dembroski at 503-816-7350 or Geri Grieve at 503-255-5849, co-chairs of the event, with your questions or a description of a horticultural exhibit.
There will be no business meeting this month.
Explore environmentally sound options to landscaping
Learn the benefits of naturescaping with a field trip to an Audubon Society Certified Yard with the Villa Garden Club on Thursday, June 28. The business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave. Carpool arrangements to the garden will be made following a brown bag lunch. Please call Velda Altig, publicity chair, at 503-252-7423 for more information.
Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 503-988-5386
Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.
komedy 4 da kids: Angel Ocasio presents a bilingual and interactive performance combining physical comedy, juggling, balancing and magic. Tuesday, June 19 from 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Thursdays beginning June 21 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Thursdays beginning June 21 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays beginning June 22 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays beginning June 22 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children 6 years and younger with adult. Saturdays beginning June 23 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Teen Lounge and Homework Center: Use library computers, get homework help, or just do your homework and listen to music. For teens in grades 6-12. Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Vietnamese Book and Movie Club for Teens: Discuss popular Vietnamese language books and movies. This program will be conducted in Vietnamese and allows Vietnamese teens the opportunity to strengthen their cultural identities while making connections with each other and the library. Saturday, June 23 from 1 to 3 p.m.
A Good Yarn: Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, come join the fun and learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Language Exchange: Engage in conversation with native English speakers who want to practice their Spanish and with native Spanish speakers who want to practice their English. There will be time for conversation in both languages. Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Pageturners Book Group: Read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A Rose in Any Color: Since Portland is known as the city of roses, this summer is the perfect time to learn how to paint these beautiful flowers. Guided by artist Cindy Lommasson, participants will learn how to create a variety of roses in bud form and full bloom using watercolor and ink on rice paper. No art experience necessary. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Wednesday, June 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Vietnamese Computer Lab: Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills. Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., 503-988-5392
Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.
Chinese Storytime: Storytime presented in Cantonese for children ages newborn to 6 years with adult. Sundays beginning June 17 from 1:15 to 2 p.m.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Tuesdays beginning June 19 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Wednesdays beginning June 20 and Fridays beginning June 22 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Wednesdays beginning June 20 and Thursdays beginning June 21 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays beginning June 22 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children ages newborn to 6 years with adult. Saturday, June 23 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Black Storytime: The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6. Bring a favorite adult and other family members. Saturdays beginning June 23 from 11:30 a.m. to noon
Yarn Club: Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun and learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Little Kids' Jamboree: Join Lorna Miller in this interactive, musical event for kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends. Thursday, June 7 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Vietnamese Family Playgroup: This playgroup is a wonderful opportunity for both children and parents from the community to meet and network with each other. It is also a gathering place for children to practice and learn Vietnamese. Saturday, June 30 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Teen Lounge and Homework Center: Use library computers, get homework help, or just do your homework and listen to music. For teens in grades 6-12. Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m.
Chess Club for Children and Teens: Have fun playing chess. Beginning, intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Bring your own set or use one that is on hand. Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. except June 30.
Taekwondo Demonstration for Kids: Taekwondo is a systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial art that builds self-esteem and confidence in one's ability to defend oneself. Master Frenel Ostin of U.S. West Coast Taekwondo of Portland has a unique method of training which is fun and designed to help students maximize their full potential. Kids ages 7 to 12 are invited to participate in this free demonstration. Saturday, June 2 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Read to the Dogs: Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners, sponsored by DoveLewis. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5392. Mondays, June 4 and 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Teen Council: Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks and have fun. Wednesdays, June 6 and 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Make a Comic Book Cover: Start designing your own comic book with Spider-Man artist Randy Emberlin. Bring your character designs and ideas and learn how to organize, design, pencil and ink a comic book cover. Randy, who worked as a comic book artist with Marvel and Dark Horse for 25 years, will take you through the various steps and demonstrate different techniques. For teens in grades 6-12. Friday, June 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Language Exchange: Engage in conversation with native English speakers who want to practice their Spanish, as well as with native Spanish speakers who want to practice their English. Sundays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Talk Time: Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. This is not a class, but an opportunity to meet new people, share your culture, and have fun. Only English will be spoken. Saturdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Atkinson-Pioneer Oregon Educator: Don Sevetson, author of Atkinson: Pioneer Oregon Educator, will talk about George Atkinson (1819-89), an Oregon pioneer who was called the father of public education in Oregon. Atkinson was the first school commissioner of Clackamas County and was elected to three two-year terms as school superintendent of Multnomah County. Monday, June 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Ten Resume Writing Mistakes You Don't Want to Make: Think you know everything you need to about writing an effective resume? Think again. Find out what it takes to make it to the top of the stack and stand out competitively over everyone else applying for the same job. This workshop, led by Dawn Rasmussen of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services, will teach you the strategies behind writing your most important career asset. Wednesday, June 6 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Pageturners Book Groups: Engage in stimulating conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Read Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David Von Drehle for discussion on Monday, June 18 from 6:45 to 8 p.m.
Or read Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities by Elizabeth Edwards for discussion on Wednesday, June 20 from 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Ace That Job Interview: Having the right skills is important for landing any job, but being able to present those skills in an interview is just as imperative. Career counselor Andrea King will help you build your interviewing confidence by knowing which questions to expect and how to be prepared to answer difficult questions. Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session and get assistance to help you ace your next interview. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Wednesday, June 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.
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