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 June issue are due Tuesday, May 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.
Adult computer classes offered in Spanish
David Douglas High School will be hosting computer classes for adults, led in Spanish, on Mondays, May 7 and 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn the basics of computer usage including internet access, email set-up, and social networking. Please contact CJ Mead at 503-262-4408 for more information, including the room number of the class.
Tadpole Tales expose kids to nature
Children aged 3-5, bring your parents to a short story and guided nature walk on Wednesdays in May from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Columbia Slough Water Quality Facility, 19595 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Watch birds fly overhead, search for hidden animal homes, and learn about local trees and flowers. Pre-registration is requested at 503-956-8558 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $3 per child donation suggested, but not required.
It's time to think about preschool
Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool is enrolling now for fall 2012. Children must be 3 or 4 by Sept, 1 and potty trained. Sign up for 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 Mondays for 4 year olds. A Lunch Bunch program makes it possible for kids to stay until 1 p.m. Please visit www.glcportland.org/preschool or call 503-256-1835 for a tour.
Retreat to support grandparents raising grandchildren
Local grandparents will gain skills and meet others who are facing the challenges of raising their grandchildren at a one-day retreat on Friday, May 11 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 S.E. Market St.
The retreat, sponsored by Multnomah County Department of Human Services' Aging and Disability Services' Family Caregiver Support Program will offer a variety of workshops by local professionals, opportunities to meet with community agencies that assist grandparents raising grandchildren, as well as a chance to connect with other grandparents. The event is free and includes lunch and door prizes. For more information and to register call 503-988-3646 or register online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/GP2012.
Seniors learning to let go of things
Letting go of belongings can be difficult, even if we have no need or use for them. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St., is hosting a follow up to a Conversation for Seniors held last October that explored the challenges of getting rid of stuff. The meeting on Friday, May 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. will be a chance for some to examine how they have progressed and for others to begin the process. Join the discussion, share your story and learn from others. For more information, please call 503-252-5720 or send an email to email@example.com.
HEALTH and FITNESS
Zumba your way to fitness
Get that cardio workout you need and learn some new dance moves. The Fir Ridge After School Team is offering free adult Zumba classes every Monday and Thursday until June 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Fir Ridge Campus gym, 11215 S.E. Market St. Classes are open to all community members. Please arrive on time to warm up. Only those who have warmed up will be allowed to participate.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
What does it take to become a cop?
The Portland Police Bureau has a rigorous application process and the most thorough training of any Oregon municipality. Bureau members come from all walks of life and diverse educational backgrounds. Learn about recruitment, hiring and retention of Portland Police Officers at the East Precinct Involved Citizens meeting on Wednesday, May 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at East Precinct, 737 S.E. 106th Ave.
Club will tour Rose Villa gardens
The monthly meeting of the Flower Lane Garden Club is Tuesday, May 15, at Rose Villa Retirement Center at 13505 S.E. River Road. A carpool will be organized from the usual meeting place, Club Estates-12275 S.E. Main St., at 9:30 a.m. Please RSVP to Elaine Bossert at 503-253-8270 or Ann Dueltgen at 503-335-0385.
Gardeners plan field trip
The Villa Garden Club meeting on Thursday, May 24 will include a tour of Elk Rock Gardens. The business meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S. E. 139th Ave., followed by a brown bag lunch and dessert. Car pools will be organized for the trek to Elk Rock. For more information, call Velda Altig at 503-252-7423.
FAITH and VALUES
Participate in peaceful energy
World Labyrinth Day is Saturday, May 5. Labyrinths offer a means to meditate, to contemplate, to work through life changes, to relax and to renew the spirit. Organizers encourage people to Walk as One at 1 by walking in your local time zone at 1 p.m. to create a rolling wave of peaceful energy as the world turns.
The Parkrose Community Peace Labyrinth is located on the corner of Northeast 115th Avenue and Shaver Street on the Parkrose High and Community Center grounds. There is also a labyrinth at The Grotto, Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.
Join Taizé prayer service in Parkrose
The community is invited to a Taizé prayer service on Thursday, May 24 at 6:00 pm at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St. The prayer service is based on the style of worship used in the ecumenical Taizé faith community in France. The service will include many short, repeated, meditative chants accompanied by piano or organ, as well as Scripture readings, prayer around the cross, silence, and intercessory prayer. For more information, please call 503-252-5720 or send an email to Deacon Marla McGarry-Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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, May 9, classmates will gather from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Local Cow, 336 N. Main St., in Gresham. 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.
Give a growing gift for Mother's Day
This spring, Mother's Day offers the perfect opportunity to give your mother a gift that shows your love and helps restore a forest in our city.
Your $35 tax-deductible donation allows the local nonprofit Friends of Trees to plant a native tree in the Collins Sanctuary in Northwest Portland and send your mother a beautiful card acknowledging your gift. Your growing gift is a meaningful gesture for Mom and leaves a legacy for years to come. Plus, when you use discount code SPRINGTREE, Friends of Trees will plant a grove of six trees for 25 percent off the regular donation amount.
Gift Trees give everyone in the community cleaner water and air, and planting them draws us closer to our connection with nature.
Nearly 3000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in the Collins Sanctuary since 2010, when Friends of Trees began partnering with Metro and the Audubon Society of Portland to restore the sanctuary.
The Gift Tree program supports Friends of Trees' Green Space Initiative, which restores natural areas and transportation corridors in the Portland-Vancouver and Eugene-Springfield metro areas.
Since 1989, Friends of Trees' thousands of volunteers have planted nearly 450,000 trees and native plants. To learn more or to order Gift Trees, visit FriendsofTrees.org/GiftTrees or call Emma Gray at 503-467-2531.
Make a joyful noise
It will be music to the ears of the Parkrose Music Boosters if you roll up to Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., on Saturday, May 5 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with a trunk full of cans and bottles. They will be on hand to divest you of the noisy, messy things and reap the reward. It's an easy stop on your way to or from the Parkrose Farmers' Market.
Come and get it
The annual Kiwanis Club of Montavilla pancake breakfast is Saturday, May 19 at Columbia Christian School, 413 N.E. 91st Ave. Pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee, juice and milk will be served from 8 a.m. until noon. Kids will be entertained by balloon artists and face painters. The Fabulous Cover Dogs will perform blue grass beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Tickets are $5 per person or $12 per family. Buy yours at the door or contact John Lewis at 503-283-2975. Funds raised help support Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp and other community projects.
The power of the dream
For 40 years, the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation has been helping to provide scholarships for deserving students. This year they celebrate the power of the dream, that desire to reach for the stars. The 40th annual Foundation Auction and Dinner, is an evening that celebrates student successes and helps to ensure that scholarships will be available to future dreamers.
The event is Saturday, May 19, at the Portland Waterfront Marriott, 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway. The auction starts at 5 p.m. and offers something for everyone. Auction items range from trips to Italy, Mexico and Africa to artwork and handcrafted items, sporting events, catered parties, wine and much more. Tickets start at $100.
For reservations or more information, call 503-491-7206 or visit www.mhcc.edu/foundation.
You've been dreaming of owning a Mustang
Russellville Kiwanis can make that dream come true. They are selling raffle tickets to raise funds for the Kiwanis/Doernbecher Children's Cancer Research Program. A 2012 Ford Premium Mustang Pony coupe with a 503 horsepower V-6 engine, automatic transmission and all leather interior is the prize. You can purchase tickets at any weekly Russellville Kiwanis meeting for $5 each or five for $20. The drawing is Monday, Sept. 3 at the Oregon State Fair.
The club meets on Tuesdays from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Refectory Restaurant, 1618 N.E. 122nd Ave. Drop in, introduce yourself and check out this active social service club. They support the Cancer Research Program and other groups like Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for Handicapped Children and Youth, DayBreak Family Shelter, SnowCap Community Charities, Ronald House, Portland Children's Book Bank and Parkrose Little League.
Tickets are also available at the Jason Zwick State Farm Insurance office, Northeast 106th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard or from Charlie Ross at 503-252-1570.
Fuchsias for everyone
The Oregon Fuchsia Society spring plant sale is Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 12505 N.E. Halsey St. Plants for sale include hanging baskets and hardy uprights in 4 inch and 1 gallon containers.
Providing a boost to student athletes
Help Madison High student athletes with participation fees at a silent auction and raffle on Friday, June 1 from 4 to 9 p.m. at McGillacuddy's Bar, 11133 N.E. Halsey St. Contact Nicole Taylor at NTaylor@pps.net for more information or to purchase raffle tickets.
BAZAARS and CRAFT FAIRS
Shop 'til you drop
The Parkview Christian Retirement Center spring craft fair is Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Residents and area crafters will offer wooden items, handcrafted cards and toys, needle work gifts, scarves, jewelry, bird houses and more. The Flower Lane Garden Club will be on hand with inexpensive plants to fill blank spots in your garden.
Parkview is located at 1825 N.E. 108th Ave.
Be enchanted by fairies, ogres and kings
Parkrose High drama students perform Sleeping Beauty by Rufus Norris on Thursday and Friday, May 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. in the PHS Theater, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.
This creative retelling of the classic story is told from the perspective of the fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty to 100 years of dreaming. Comical and romantic, the characters include fairies, ogres, kings, queens, and more. Originally performed in London at the National Theatre & the Royal Shakespeare Company, this version of the story is appropriate for all ages and will magically transport all who watch to a land far, far away.
Tickets are $8 for adults; $5 for students 18 and under and for seniors 65 and over.
Asian artist gets solo exhibition
Martha Han, water colorist and Parkrose resident, will display her work at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. this month. Join her for a reception on May 5 from noon until 2 p.m.
Han's three adult children attended Parkrose schools. She is a Loaves & Fishes volunteer and has helped keep the Glendoveer walking trail clean. She looks forward to seeing friends and neighbors at the reception.
Pinocchio comes to life again
The Resurrection Lutheran Players present Pinocchio on Saturdays, May 12 and 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sundays, May 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132nd Ave. This one act play is enhanced with puppets and marionettes. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $3.75 for children. Contact Linda Highman, at 503-254-6257 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Student art show sets opening
Join the David Douglas High School Art Department in celebration of its students for opening night of the David Douglas High School Art Show on Thursday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the district office breezeway, 1500 SE. 130th Ave. The show will hang from May 14 through May 25. This year's student work will include winners from the Scholastic Arts Competition and the Mount Hood Art Show.
Calling Sacramento artists
If you are an adult or child resident in the Parkrose Sacramento Elementary School area, you are invited to show your nonjuried artwork at the June 1 Sacramento Elementary School Art Festival. Any art media will be accepted. Works must be appropriate for showing in an elementary school. If you are interested in participating, please contact Karen Morjig at 503-408-2825 or email@example.com no later than Friday, May 18.
Experience ancient drama
The Madison High School drama department is presenting the ancient tragedy The Trojan Women by Euripides. Weather permitting, performances will be held in the school courtyard, May 17, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. Admission $5. Madison is located at 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave. For more information contact Glen Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
End of year concert will show growth of student talent
The Madison High drum line, percussion technique, concert band, cadet band, Madison Singers, Top Notes Choir, men's choir and women's ensemble choir year end awards concert is Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. in Hibbard Auditorium at Madison High School, 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave. Tickets are $3. For more information, contact Jason Owens at email@example.com.
Appreciate a bit of classical music
The Portland Metro Concert Band spring concert is Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the David Douglas Performing Arts Center, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave. The program will include favorites from Broadway and film, some classical pieces and concert marches by Alfred Reed and Henry Fillmore. Admission is free.
Remembering the music of the Greatest Generation
The Parkrose High music department will present The Greatest Generation-a musical revue of music from the 40s on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23 in the PHS Theater, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., at 7 p.m. The proceeds from the first evening will go to the Sparrow Club in support of the family of Felicia Seery, a PHS senior who recently died of Hodgkin's lymphoma and the second evening will benefit the music department. This special revue will reflect the impact World War II had on music. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. All veterans of any war will be admitted free in honor of their service.
EVENTS and ACTIVITIES
Behold the southern sky
Imagine being in the middle of an African desert with animals making strange noises throughout the night while you have access to a modern telescope to use to your heart's content. Last fall, Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan had this opportunity while traveling in Namibia, one of the darkest places on earth.
He photographed the Southern Cross, the Magellanic Clouds and many other southern sky delights. See these pictures, as well as a few shots of some amazing animals, and images from NASA as you learn about the southern sky May 7, at the MHCC planetarium show. Hanrahan will present The Southern Sky from Namibia at 7 and 8:15 p.m. He will also discuss the upcoming solar eclipse that should be visible from southern Oregon this spring. This is a rare event that will not be surpassed until we have a total solar eclipse in 2017, he said.
Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Children are welcome to attend. The planetarium is wheelchair accessible. Admission for the general public is $2 and free for MHCC students. Student identification is required. Parking is free during the show. MHCC is a tobacco-free campus.
Planetarium shows are held the first Monday of each month, October through June in the MHCC Planetarium, located near the library on the Gresham campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Visit mhcc.edu/planetarium for a listing of scheduled shows for the remainder of the school year.
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.
Spring cleaning made easier
The annual East Portland Neighborhood Spring Clean Up and recycling event is Saturday, May 12 at the Tri-Met Park & Ride lot at Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. or when the dumpsters are full-which ever comes first. Please enter the lot on Southeast Ash Street.
Appliances, furniture, metal and tires will be accepted. Electronics, construction debris, roofing, sod, kitchen garbage, animal, commercial or hazardous waste will not.
There will also be a free cycle area for items suitable for swap or reuse.
Donations of $10 per passenger car load, $20 per pickup load, $2 for unmounted tires and $5 for tires on the rim will help support future events and services in our community.
Treat your Mom
The annual Mother's Day Brunch at The Grotto is Sunday, May 13. There are seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for this all-you-can-eat buffet. Reservations are required. Tickets are $30 per person. Register online at thegrotto.org or call 503-254-7371.
Celebrate mom and community
Bring your mom to the Shaver Elementary Mother's Day Tainguis Celebration on Saturday, May 12 from noon until 4 p.m. The bazaar and festival is designed to bring families and the community together to share multicultural food, music, a talent show by Shaver students, raffle prizes and resources while honoring the role mothers play in our schools and neighborhoods. Shaver is located at 3701 N.E. 131st Pl. in the Argay neighborhood.
Lincoln Park, Mill Park hit golden anniversary
Two David Douglas elementary schools celebrate their 50th birthdays this year. Lincoln Park and Mill Park were built as architectural twins and opened in 1961-62.
The two schools will celebrate with simultaneous birthday parties from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17. The schools are inviting current and former students, staff and parents to join in the celebration. The parties will include student performances, displays, presentations and birthday cakes.
Did you attend either school? Are you a former Lincoln Park or Mill Park staff member? Do you have photos or memories that you would like to share? The schools want to hear from you. Contact Carol Avery at Lincoln Park, 503-256-6504; or Julie Reed at Mill Park, 503-256-6507.
Discover the joy of bugs
Bugs-all kinds of bugs-is the theme for the Children's Nature Fair at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Join special guests, the Bug Chicks, and learn about our insect friends through a variety of arts and crafts activities, storytelling, slug races, music, Ladybug walks, worm activities, and more. This is a free event that is fun for the whole family. No registration is required. Donations are welcomed.
Identify birds by song
The song birds are returning. Join free morning bird song walks at Leach Botanical Garden on Tuesdays, May 22 and June 5 from 7 to 8 a.m. See how many birds you can spot on these early morning walks sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland. Meet leader Ron Escano in the upper garden at the administrative annex parking lot located at 6550 S.E. 122nd Ave., not at the garden Manor House. Please be advised that steady rain cancels these events.
Family fun with composting
Composting is easy, inexpensive and the whole family can get involved. Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., has a free class on Saturday, June 2 from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Participants will be introduced to several composting methods including worm bins. All yield a mix that will help your garden grow healthy and strong. Get ready to have fun and get your hands dirty. Pre-registration is required as the class is limited to 15 participants. To register go to www.leachgarden.org and click on classes & events, call 503-823-1671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 from 1:15 to 2 p.m. except May 27.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Pajama Time: Put on your pajamas, grab a bedtime buddy, and join staff for stories, songs and fun. For children 6 years and younger with adult. Tuesdays from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and from 11:15 a.m. to noon and Fridays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Thursdays and Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children ages newborn to 6 years with adult. Saturdays, May 12 and 26 from 11:15 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.
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. Saturdays, May 5 and 19 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Baby Sign, Say and Play: Learn how to communicate with your pre-verbal baby. Amy Bazley, of Baby Signs with Amy, will teach you several signs, sing related songs, lead signing activities and read a story. This class is geared toward caregivers and babies 6 to 18 months old. Saturday, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.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. except May 28.
Chess Club for Children and Teens: Have fun playing chess. Beginning, intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Bring your own set or use one belonging to the library. Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Teen Council: Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks and have fun. Wednesdays, May 2 and 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 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. Please call 503-988-5392. Monday, May 14 from 6:30 to 8 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.
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, May 2 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning: Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Monday, May 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Facebook 101: Are you are interested in learning how to create a Facebook profile? Maybe you have one already but are not sure what to do with it? If this sounds like you, this Facebook and social media class will help. Students must have an email address and be comfortable using a computer and navigating a website. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Wednesday, May 9 from 3 to 5 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 Little Bee by Chris Cleave for discussion on Wednesday, May 16 from 1 to 2:15 p.m. or choose The Help by Kathryn Stockett for discussion on Monday, May 21 from 6:45 to 8 p.m.
Citizenship Classes: Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a six-session series of classes. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination. Classes are in English, and are taught by library volunteers. For more information, please call 503-988-6318. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Sundays, May 20 to June 24 from 2 to 4 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 session and get one-on-one assistance to help you ace your next interview. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Wednesday, May 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
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.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Thursdays through May 17 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Thursdays through May 17 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays through May 18 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays through May 18 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children 6 years and younger with adult. Saturdays through May 19 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.
Suminagashi Workshop: Suminagashi, which means floating ink in Japanese, is the oldest method of decorative paper marbling. In this workshop, calligrapher and book artist Colleen Cavin will teach you this unique art form. Everyone will go home with several sheets of their own decorated paper. For teens in grades 6-12. Saturday, May 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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. Thursday, May 10 from 4:30 to 5:45 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 cultural identities while making connections with each other and the library. Saturday, May 26 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.
E-books and More 101: Want to know how to download free e-books and audio books from the library? This class will cover the basics including set-up and downloading. Attend this session to learn which devices support library e-books and audio books. Please bring your device and any other equipment you need to download and/or transfer to your device, such as a laptop and cord. See a demonstration of the checkout, download and transfer process through Library2Go. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Saturday, May 5 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Pageturners Book Group: Read Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon by R. Gregory Nokes. 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, May 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
It's a Stitch-Beginning Embroidery: Learn the basic stitches to create fast, fun embroidery. In this class, led by artist Dawn Grunwald, you will stitch up a summer themed eyeglass or cell phone case using fabric scraps. No sewing experience required. All materials provided, but bring a pair of sharp scissors if you have them. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Wednesday, May 30 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.
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