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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 April issue are due Thursday, March 15. For best results, e-mail Darlene Vinson at Or mail your editorial 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.

Help students improve handwriting
The David Douglas School District occupational therapy department seeks volunteers to support elementary students with additional handwriting practice. The volunteers will work with students for a minimum of 30 minutes per week, more if they like, through the end of the school year.

Skill requirements include handwriting capability, the desire to work with children and to be able to sit for 30 minutes at a time.

Materials and activity ideas are provided in an easy-to-use kit. This is an opportunity to bond with a child and promote future success.

Contact Sheryl Riley at 503-256-6500, ext. 5207, or Beth Arntson at ext. 5208 to learn more.

Public invited to meet superintendent candidates
Late last month the Memo received a press release from the Parkrose School District announcing a series of meetings to introduce the two candidates for a new superintendent for the Parkrose School District. The public is invited to attend.

The meeting times set for Thursday, March 8.

A morning session will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 9:45 a.m. Karen Gray will address the public at 8 a.m., followed by Ivan Hernandez at 9 a.m. That session will take place at the Parkrose School District Office at 10636 N.E. Prescott St.

An evening session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:15 p.m. Hernandez will address the public at 5:30 p.m., followed by Gray at 6:30 p.m. That session will take place at the Parkrose High School Community Rooms at 12003 N.E. Shaver St.

Each candidate will make a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Mock interviewers wanted
David Douglas High School personal finance and career exploration teachers include interviewing skills as part of their curriculum. To help students practice this newly acquired skill, area business and community members are invited to act as interviewers in a simulated setting on Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15 at the high school. More than 90 interviewers who can offer a minimum of one 85-minute period for a mock interview are needed.

If you can help with this valuable experience, contact Chris Butler at 503-261-8339 or

Support DDHS dance team at State
The David Douglas High School Scottish Tams will be competing in the State Championships. The theme this year is “The Conductor.” Preliminary competition begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at the Memorial Coliseum. The finals begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, also at the Coliseum. Tickets are available for $10 through the Rose Quarter box office, at participating Safeway stores and through TicketsWest outlets.

Preventative screenings available at OBRC
Life Line Screening, a mobile health screening company, will offer vascular screening at the Oregon Baptist Retirement Center, 1825 N.E. 108th Ave., on Monday, March 12. Appointments will begin at 10 a.m.

These screenings are fast and painless. Ultrasound technology is used to scan for blocked arteries, aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries. A bone density screening is also available. All four screenings take less than an hour to complete and are available as a package for $129.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit

Slough monitor volunteers needed
Like to paddle? Enjoy watching wildlife? Want to give back to the environment in a meaningful way? If so, Eyes on the Slough is the program for you.

Eyes on the Slough Volunteer Monitors paddle part of the Columbia Slough on a monthly basis, creating a consistent positive presence on the waterway. Monitors create reports on wildlife, habitat and water quality, which make up the only regular data collected on the entire slough. The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is looking to fill vacant positions for this exciting volunteer opportunity.

There will be a meeting for prospective volunteers on Tuesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

If you plan to attend, contact Melissa Sandoz at 503-281-1132 or

Learn to correct permitting issues
The city of Portland Bureau of Development Services sponsors a monthly series of Lunch and Learn discussions. On Friday, March 9 the topic will be “Didn’t get permits for that project and now you need to get legal.”

The session begins at noon at 1900 S.W. 4th Ave., Room 2500-A. Attendees will learn how to research the permit history of a property and what to do if the history does not match what’s been built. The city offers a “Get Legal” program. This seminar will describe how it works and the types of projects that are eligible.

Bring your lunch and your questions.

Celebrate Herb Tarlich Day
You are invited to join the Russellville Kiwanis Club on Wednesday, March 14 as the outlandish character from “WKRP in Cincinnati,” Herb Tarlich, is honored. This fundraising event has been held for years. Members auction off the ugliest ties they can find. All this fun and lunch will be served up at noon at Russellville Park, Southeast 103rd Avenue and Burnside Street.

This would be a great day for men and women interested in community service to drop by, meet the members and think about joining Kiwanis. This service club provides support to SnowCap Community Charities, DayBreak Family Shelter Network, Ronald McDonald House, Camp Kiwanis for Disabled Individuals, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Parkrose High School, Young Parents Education and more.

If you have questions, contact Charlie Ross at 503-252-1570; just don’t be surprised if he tries to buy your tie.

Landlord series upcoming
The city of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement continues its meetings designed to assist landlords.

All meetings begin at 6 p.m. at the East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave. These meetings provide networking opportunities, explore problem solving, and provide free advice and information from a variety of guest speakers.

On Thursday, March 15, Nancy Weber of the Construction Contractors Board will talk about protecting your investment when working with construction contractors.

On Thursday, April 19, Officer Daryl Turner of the Portland Police Drugs and Vice Division will share information about drug trends in Portland and how to recognize drug activity on your property.

Learn about legal notices and when, why and how to use them when attorney Jeffery S. Bennett addresses the group on Thursday, May 17.

To learn more, contact Rosanne Lee, crime prevention coordinator, at 503-823-3505 or

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