Entertainment with your business luncheon
The Phoenix Theater Company will have the spotlight during the Member Moment segment of the Parkrose Business Association (PBA) general meeting on Thursday, October 16 at Steamers Restaurant, 8303 N.E. Sandy Blvd from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Vail Horton will be the guest speaker.
The PBA will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 a.m.
For more information, please contact Gordon Boorse at 503-493-2215.
Business networking and digestive health
The Gateway Area Business Association (GABA) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 11:45 a.m. at JJ Norths Grand Buffet, 10520 N.E. Halsey St.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Lucy Rojo from Holistic Healing, LLC. She will discuss the connection between digestive health and common ailments. Poor digestion has been associated with chronic conditions including eczema, fatigue, arthritis, sinusitis, asthma, and depression. Learn why the body does what it does and some natural tips to optimize digestion.
For more information, contact Tim Curran at 503-287-8904.
Neighborhood associations - get involved
The East Portland Neighborhood Office or EPNO, located at 735 S.E. 106th Ave., will put you in touch with your neighborhood association. These active neighborhood associations provide direct access to city government and offer a united voice for neighborhood concerns. EPNO office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the office by phone at 503-823-4550, by fax at 503-823-4525 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mill Park Neighborhood Association will meet Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. at Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. For more information, contact Rosemarie Opp at 503-252-5491.
The Wilkes Community Group general meeting will be at the Teamsters Complex, Jo Edgar Hall, 1850 S.E. 162nd Ave on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m.
The Russell Neighborhood Associations guest speaker in October will be Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito at the meeting on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Western States Chiropractic College, 2900 N.E. 132nd Ave. Please direct questions to chair Bonnie McKnight at 503-253-6848.
Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors (PHAN) will have a Board Meeting only in October. It will be held at Sacramento School, at 7 p.m. on October 16 and is an open meeting but is a working session of the Board. For more information, please contact Carol Williams 503-255-9596 or Grace Fitzgerald at 503-254-3767.
The Hazelwood Neighborhood Associations meeting on Monday, October 20 is a Board Meeting, to be held at the East Portland Community Policing Facility, 737 S.E. 106th Ave. For more information, contact Chair Arlene Kimura at 503-252-9429.
Parkrose Neighborhood Association or PNA will introduce new Parkrose High School Principal Roy Reynolds to the neighborhood at the October general meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Parkrose High School 12003 N.E. Shaver St. Contact PNA chairman Mark Gardner at 503-254-1752 with your questions.
There will be a Board meeting of the Argay Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at Scarborough Flair, Northeast 131st Place and Sandy Blvd., in the Friendly Village Shopping Center.
Glenfair Neighborhood Association will hold a general membership meeting on Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. at the National Missing Children Locate Center, 16 N.E. 148th Ave.
The Woodland Park Neighborhood Associations meeting is on Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Park Hospital Auditorium, 10300 N.E. Hancock St.
Bottle and can drive
The Parkrose High School Bronco Boosters kick off the new school year by collecting redeemable bottles and cans on Saturday, October 4 and Saturday, November 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St. Please contact Sue Kunz at 503-254-2664 for more information or to schedule a pickup of your bottles and cans.
Teen safe driving classes
Provide your teenager with an education that will benefit them for a lifetime and give you a break on insurance rates. Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is offering a Driver Education program that will teach teenagers 17 and under the latest in safe driver training.
Professional instructors will provide A-Z coverage of safe driving techniques, etiquette and preparedness. Students will receive 30 hours of classroom time, six hours of behind the wheel experience and six hours of in car observation. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate for submission to the Department of Motor Vehicles office at time of licensure and for insurance discounts Students must have a valid Oregon drivers permit. Attendance is mandatory.
Call the MHCC Continuing Education department at 503-491-7572 for available times and locations.
Persons requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 5034-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).
Socialize and support
The local chapter of the AARP sponsors Sounding Board for Widows and Widowers.
Brought together by the loss of lifetime partners, the members gather twice a month to socialize and help each other learn to cope with living alone. The second Monday of each month features a program of special interest. The fourth Monday of each month is devoted to socializing at area restaurants.
Monday, October 13, the group will meet at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave at 1 p.m. A special slideshow presentation from Colorado will be offered. For more information contact Helen Long 503-774-1717.
Enjoy an afternoon of socializing at Steamers, 8303 N.E. Sandy Blvd. on Monday, October 27 at 1 p.m. Please call Phyllis Griffey at 503-775-5994 to make your reservation.
Senior law clinic
Multnomah County residents 60 years and older are eligible to meet with an attorney for a free half hour consultation. Consultations are scheduled on Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. at the Cherry Blossom Senior Services Program office, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. To make an appointment call 503-988-6073.
Bingo, bunco, bridge
Portland Parks and Recreation offers a calendar full of senior activities at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. Play Bunco on Mondays from 9 a.m. - noon, Bridge on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-3 p.m., Bingo on Wednesdays from 10:45-11:45 a.m. or Fridays from 12:30-3:00 p.m. and Pinochle from 12:30-3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Get out there, sharpen your skills, make some new friends, and enjoy yourself. For more information call 503-823-3450.
Help fight hunger in our community
Volunteer for Oregon Food Bank (OFB) and help eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry.
Volunteer opportunities are available for many interests and schedules. Oregon Food Bank can accommodate groups of any size.
Volunteers in Oregon Food Banks Volunteer Action Center process more than two million pounds of product each year. Tasks include repackaging bulk foods, sorting products, labeling packages and other projects. No long-term commitment is required. Shifts are available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.
Oregon Food Banks Perishables Repack Room provides volunteers with the opportunity to repackage daily donations from local grocery stores for quick distribution to people who are hungry. Shifts are available 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Oregon Food Banks Learning Gardens teach people how to grow nutritious food and how to take harvest to the table. Experienced and beginning gardeners are welcome to take part in garden maintenance. Shifts are available Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.
Oregon Food Bank gives food grown in the garden to low-income individuals and agencies, in addition to using the produce in cooking demonstrations.
To volunteer for Oregon Food Bank, call 503-282-0555, Ext. 300 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mardi Gras gala
Why wait until the real Mardi Gras? Celebrate the spirit of this famous festival at Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church, 8147 S.E. Pine St., at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 18.
The 7th Annual Silent Auction will support parish programs and outreach ministries. A sampling of the items for bid include get-away packages to Seattle and McMenamins, tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Mt. Hood Railroad; dining at Acadia Bistro and Higgins; gifts from McFarlanes Bark, Grand Central Bakery and Sees Candies; handcrafted wooden toys, a delightful assortment of gift baskets, and much more.
The $7.50 admission includes dessert, beverage and door prize ticket. For more information, please call 503-254-8168.
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