We offer the Memo Calendar to you to publicize events open to the community at large. When sending submissions, please include details that apply and a contact name and phone number or email address. Submissions for December are due Sunday, Nov. 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.
ACTIVITES AND EVENTS
Veterans support group selected Grand Marshal of Veterans Day Parade
Team Red, White, and Blue will be the Grand Marshal of the 41st annual Ross Hollywood Veterans Day parade— Portland’s only nationally recognized Veterans Day Parade—Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Portland’s Hollywood District.
Formed in 2010, Team RWB’s mission is to “enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to the community through physical and social activity,” according to Crystal Purdy, the athletic director for Team RWB’s Portland chapter.
In response to being named as the Grand Marshal, Purdy stated, “We are very humbled at this opportunity. The parade is clearly focused on honoring veterans and [being Grand Marshal] will provide our organization with an opportunity to speak about our cause in a visible arena and hopefully bring our services to many more people.”
The parade begins at 9:45 a.m. at Northeast 40th Avenue and Hancock Street and travels east on Northeast Sandy Boulevard to Northeast 48th Avenue, where a memorial flag-raising ceremony is held. Limited covered seating is available at the ceremony.
Parade participants typically include veterans, marching bands, the honored 1st Marine Division Association, historic military vehicles, veterans’ organizations and veterans’ motorcycle groups. Last year’s parade featured nearly 2,000 participants. Everyone is welcome to attend. Register to march at veteransdaypdx.org.
Free USO-style show and lunch
Veterans and their families are invited to a free USO-style show and brown-bag lunch at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., starting at 12:30 p.m. after the Veterans Day Parade is finished. Tony Starlight, entertainer and owner of Tony Starlight’s Supper Club, will perform music from the World War II era and later, including popular patriotic music. Performing with him will be the Oregon National Guard band, the 234th Army Band. The first 150 veterans and their families receive a free lunch provided by Hollywood Neighborhood Association.
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
Learn weatherization tips
Community Energy Project offers free workshops for homeowners and renters who want to learn how to stop drafts around doors and windows to save energy and increase comfort. Qualified participants receive a free kit of weatherization supplies. Register for one of these workshops at communityenergyproject.org or call 503-284-6827, ext.108.
• Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lincoln Park Elementary School, 13200 S.E. Lincoln St.
• Monday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridger SUN School, 7910 S.E. Market St.
• Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Powellhurst Elementary, 2921 S.E. 116th Ave.
Time to insulate your attic
Learn to weatherize a flat attic at a free workshop Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. Hosted by Community Energy Project, the topics of this three-hour session include safety, air sealing, ventilation, installing insulation and incentives to help cover the cost of your project. Learn more and register for the workshop at communityenergyproject.org or call 503-284-6827, ext. 108.
Sign up for Groundwater 101
Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NECA-IBEW Training Center, 16021 N.E. Airport Way, for Groundwater 101. This is a free educational workshop that teaches groundwater basics including local geology and hydrology, the role groundwater plays in our drinking water system and what can be done to protect this important resource. This interactive workshop is presented with a mix of hands-on and classroom-style teaching and is appropriate for adults and high school students ages 14 and up. Light refreshments will be provided. After the workshop, interested participants are invited to take a guided tour of the Portland Water Bureau Groundwater Facility (approximate tour time: 30 minutes).
Preregistration is required as space is limited. To register, visit columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/71/ or call 503-281-1132.
PHS all classes walkabout and Second Wednesday gathering
All Parkrose High grads are invited to join the class of 1969 for a walkabout followed by breakfast at Kings Omelets, 10711 N.E. Halsey St. Meet at Normandale Park, 5700 N.E. Halsey St., Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. for an easy walk of about two miles. Walkers will meet up with non-walkers at Kings Omelets at 10:30 a.m. No host. Everyone please let organizers know if you plan to have breakfast so reservations can be made. Go to the Parkrose Class of 1969 Facebook page to RSVP.
The monthly Second Wednesday gathering of the class of 1969 classmates and friends from all other classes is Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen, 10519 S.E. Stark St., beginning at 4:30 p.m. The party will continue until the last Bronco heads for the barn. No host.
Eat a stack for seniors
It’s time for pancakes, Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Meals on Wheels People Cherry Blossom Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 12 and younger. The menu includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice.
While you enjoy breakfast with friends and family, be sure to bid on an assortment of gift baskets. All proceeds will help Cherry Blossom Center continue to provide meals for seniors.
Choir is selling wreaths
Parkrose High Choir students sell evergreen wreaths, door swags and table toppers in a variety of sizes each year to support their activities. Order from any choir member or from choir director Lesley Bossert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-408-2695 until Wednesday, Nov. 18. Wreaths will be delivered Monday, Nov. 30.
Concert supports music at PHS
Sunday, Dec. 6 is the date for the annual Michael Allen Harrison Back Home concert in the Parkrose High School Community Center Theater, 12003 N.E. Shaver St. This event features Parkrose alum Harrison along with current choir students and returning alumni. The show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
Contact any choir student to buy tickets or get in touch with choir director Lesley Bossert at email@example.com or 503-408-2695.
Musical theatre at Parkrose High
See Disney’s “High School Musical” onstage in the Parkrose High Theater, 12003 N.E. Shaver St. Parkrose High drama students will bring this teenaged romantic comedy to life Thursday, Nov. 12, Fridays Nov. 13 and 20 and Saturdays Nov. 14 and 21 at 7 p.m. In addition, there is a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, seniors, and $7 for adults. Buy your tickets at the door or go online to ticketleap.com (type “Parkrose” in the search bar).
Send Parkrose 6th graders to Outdoor School
Parkrose Middle School students hoping to go to Outdoor School in the spring will be at the ready Saturday, Nov. 7 to collect your refundable cans and bottles at the monthly Parkrose Booster Pop Can drive. Swing by PMS, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to make your drop-off.
Make note on your calendar of “Star Wars” Movie Night on Friday, Dec. 4 at Parkrose Middle School. Watch for details in the Memo Calendar next month and on the Parkrose Friends of Outdoor School Facebook page.
The annual Parkrose Middle School Crafters Bazaar also supports efforts to send kids to Outdoor School. Tables are available now for this Saturday, Dec. 12 event. Contact organizer Kari Gothro at 971-227-4182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a huge impact on Outdoor School fundraising efforts, consider becoming a matching donor with a tax-deductible contribution. Contact Gothro for details.
PCS kids run to raise funds
If you were in the vicinity of Portland Christian Elementary on a sunny fall Friday last month, you may have noticed the student body happily jogging around the Market Street campus. Most of the 391 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students participated in the annual PCS Jog-A-Thon to raise money for classroom iPads and renovations to the wooden bridge play structure on the playground.
This is an ongoing effort to raise $20,000. Donations are accepted at pcschools.org/content/giving (click on “Make a Gift”). You may also mail checks to Portland Christian Schools, 12425 N.E. San Rafael St., Portland, OR 97230 or call the office at 503-256-3960 with credit card information.
Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association meeting set
The newly renamed Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association holds its general meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Portland Fire & Rescue Station No. 02, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Agenda items include board elections, new bylaws approval, updates on the new website, proposed Castlegate Apartment development, and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. In addition, presentations on the city’s bioswales project and neighborhood safety are scheduled.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
Design winter hanging baskets
Get the scoop on winter hanging baskets at the November Villa Garden Club meeting. Club members Jeanette Dimick and Gretchen Krueger will offer ideas and techniques Thursday, Nov. 19 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S. E. 139th Ave. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please call Chris McClure for more information at 503-489-5437.
Support for families impacted by homicidal violence
The Portland chapter of Parents of Murdered Children meets Monday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Peace House, 2116 N.E. 18th Ave. Members begin to gather at 7 p.m. to sign in, check out books and socialize.
POMC meetings are a time for sharing experiences and emotions. Members share a common situation and are free to express any emotion: anger, sadness, frustration and laughter. They come together to support each other, not to judge. In order to maintain a safe place for sharing, they ask that anything said at a meeting remain confidential.
BAZAARS and CRAFT FAIRS
St. Rita Catholic Church
The annual St. Rita Fall Festival and Bazaar is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 10029 N.E. Prescott St. There will be vendor booths, baked goods, fresh produce and Santa’s treasures. Food is served all day. Call 503-253-8810 for more information.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
The Trinity Artisan Fair is Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 147 N.W. 19th Ave. Celebrate the season and the works of 25 talented local artists offering blown glass, bonsai, brooms, bags, calligraphy, cards, felted toys and ornaments, woven scarves, fiber art, clothing, fused glass, garden art, graphic illustrations, jewelry, journals, knitted toys, metal art, notebooks, woodcarved ornaments, photography, quilts, soaps and stained glass.
Please bring two cans of food for the Trinity Outreach Food Pantry or pay $2 admission benefitting the Cathedral Arts Program.
St. Therese Catholic Church and School
Celebrate 34 years of the annual St. Therese Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1260 N.E. 132nd Ave. Browse tables loaded with handmade arts and crafts, baked goods and more. Buy tickets for the holiday raffle and enjoy food in the café. Food sales benefit St. Therese Catholic Youth Organization sports programs.
Portland Christian Royals
The annual Portland Christian Royals Holiday Bazaar features hand-crafted artisan goods, jewelry, home décor and more Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Portland Christian Jr./Sr. High School, 12425 N.E. San Rafael St.
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
The annual Wintergarden Faire craft and baked foods fair is Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 17405 N.E. Glisan St. Have your photo taken with Santa Claus for a nominal fee. Be sure to purchase raffle ticket for a chance to win two seats at the annual St. Aidan’s Crab and Shrimp feed in January.
There is still time to reserve vendor space. Find the vendor application at staidans-gresham.org. Click on the “Wintergarden Christmas Bazaar” link. Applications must be received no later than Friday, Nov. 6.
Leach Botanical Garden
The festive holiday bazaar at 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. includes freshly made wreaths, swags, centerpieces, cut greens, baked goods and a market featuring work by local glass, ceramic, metal and fabric artists.
Experience the winter garden, sip hot cider in the historic Manor House and enjoy holiday music while you shop.
No admission or parking charge. This is a great way to support the garden and kick off your holiday season.
David Douglas High School
The 19th annual David Douglas Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1001 S.E. 135th Ave. Funds raised support the PTSA college scholarship fund for graduating seniors. More than 80 vendors will offer items like homemade holiday crafts, blown glass, pottery, art, clothing, jewelry, food items and treats for your pets.
Parkrose Middle School
Help raise funds for Outdoor School at the Parkrose Middle School Crafters Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11800 N.E. Shaver St. Crafters can reserve a vendor table by contacting Kari Gothro at 971-227-4182 or email@example.com.
Put extra household items to good use
Community Warehouse, the only furniture bank serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, helped supply a record number of families with furnishings, linens and kitchenware in a two-week span last month. As a result, the warehouse shelves are bare.
Erik Heise, Community Warehouse program director shared his feelings by saying, “Honestly, it feels like we’re letting down our community. Clients and their case managers do so much to get here. They are excited and ready to pick out their furnishings, and when we are unable to meet their needs, it’s really hard on everyone.” He went on to say, “Summer was huge. We had a strong flow of incoming goods, but the donations ebb and flow with the seasons, and now that fall is settling in, we’re seeing a lull. We just want to do our best to take care of these families before Thanksgiving.”
Nearly all of us have a few items tucked away in a cupboard or an extra dresser or chair that could be put to good use by families striving to get back on their feet.
Drop off donations of furniture, linens, pots, pans, toasters and other household goods at the warehouse, 3969 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Community Warehouse partners with social service agencies, schools, hospitals and faith communities to provide the comforts of home to more than 50 families each week.
Call Community Warehouse at 503-235-8786 or visit communitywarehouse.org to learn more about its pick-up service.
Holiday Store needs donations
Human Solutions is accepting donations of toys and other gifts for its annual Holiday Store, set to be open Dec. 17 to 19 at East Side Church of Christ, 9030 N.E. Glisan St. The agency’s goal is to provide gifts for 500 children from low-income and homeless families. All of the items donated should be brand new and unwrapped. Volunteers are also needed to help run the store.
A Human Solutions tradition since 2004, the Holiday Store is a unique program for very low-income and homeless families that allows parents to choose free toys, warm clothing and other gifts for their children in a retail setting with the assistance of a personal shopper. Families also get to select household items, such as dish sets, pots and pans, silverware, toaster ovens and the like. The Holiday Store serves children from newborn to 17 years old.
The Holiday Store caters to teenagers, who can be difficult to find gifts for, by allowing parents to select gift cards for their teens to a variety of local businesses, including movie gift cards and other entertainment.
Human Solutions also accepts cash donations so volunteers can do the shopping for you and find the best bargains. Companies planning their annual holiday activities are encouraged to host a holiday drive, provide volunteers or make a financial contribution to Human Solutions’ Holiday Store.
Last year, the Holiday Store served about 645 low-income and homeless parents and children in 150 families. For more information about the type of items Human Solutions is looking for, volunteer shifts and other details, please contact Sara Fisher at 503-548-0283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Famed watercolor artist teaches at PFAG this month
Classes offered this month by Portland Fine Arts Guild focus on watercolor and acrylic painting techniques taught by Susan Scheewe. Plan now to attend classes Monday, Nov. 2, 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Russellville Grange Hall, 12105 N.E. Prescott St. The cost is $15 per session for non-guild members, $12 for members. No registration is required; simply show up and begin to learn from this acclaimed artist and instructor.
Bring your regular watercolor or acrylic palette with the colors you usually use along with a 9” x 12” watercolor pad (140 lb. weight), one flat background brush, a 1/2 angular shader brush, a #5 or #6 round brush, a bristle fan brush and a #1 liner brush. To learn more, visit scheeweartworkshop.com.
Theatre for the whole family
The David Douglas High School Performing Arts Department stages the hilarious musical comedy “Beauty and the Beast” Nov. 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful original music as well as several beautiful new songs.
Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. Box office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on school days and one hour prior to show time. Reserve tickets on line at hs.ddouglas.k12.or.us/. Click on “DDHS Box Office” and follow the link to the ticket reservation form.
PCHS students perform one-act plays
“Through Life’s Windows, a One Act Festival” features Portland Christian High drama students performing a series of one-act plays in the high school auditorium at 12425 N.E. San Rafael St. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21. Performances begin at 7 p.m. A matinee begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.
Tickets are available at the high school office, or call 503-256-3960 to make your purchase. Seats are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and children. A family bundle of four tickets is available for $25.
Singing Christmas tree adds area choir
The Parkrose High A-Choir joins the Singing Christmas Tree Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m. at New Hope Auditorium, 11731 S.E. Stevens Rd. in Happy Valley. Buy tickets at singingchristmastree.org; click on “Performances” and enter “parkrose15” when prompted. The choir will receive $2 for every ticket sold.
Music and art for tots
Saint Timothy Lutheran Church, 14500 S.E. Powell Blvd., offers free music and art classes for children from birth to 5 years. Classes meet Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Kids will enjoy songs, activities and age-appropriate crafts. This class is led by a retired preschool teacher. There is no religious education, just fun playtime for kids and their parent or guardian.
Not too late for preschool this year
The school year is underway, but Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool, 11560 S.E. Market St., has room for a few more preschoolers in its play-based program. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Preschool Director Katie Strobel will give you a tour. Contact her at 503-256-1835. Find Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool on Facebook or on the web at glcportland.org/preschool.
FAITH and VALUES
Students honor pastors with breakfast, prayers
Portland Christian students celebrated Pastor Appreciation Day with a breakfast at the Market Street campus last month. The student body represents more than 100 different churches. Portland Christian Schools deeply values the time, energy and heart that pastors pour into the community. This complimentary breakfast was the schools’ effort to be intentional about showing them gratitude.
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.
Book Babies: Storytime for children from birth to 12 months with adult. Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Mondays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
STEAM Storytime: Storytime for children 2 to 6 years with a little extra STEAM added. STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Kids will be doing easy and age-appropriate art activities and science exploration after a 15-minute storytime. Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m., except Nov. 26.
Black Storytime: The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to 6 years along with favorite adult and other family members. Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon, except Nov. 28.
Chinese Storytime: Storytime presented in Cantonese for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Saturdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Sundays from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Russian Storytime: Storytime presented in Russian for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Tuesdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
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 to 5:30 p.m., except Nov. 26.
Chess at the Library: Have fun playing chess or Chinese chess. Your library provides the chess equipment. All ages welcome. Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Food Hero Recipe Taste-Testing Presentation: OSU Extension Services nutrition educators show families how easy it is to eat more fruits and vegetables by demonstrating how to make a healthy recipe. Participants will receive program information, recipes, a small gift and a little taste of something super yummy. Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Native American Song and Dance: Enjoy Native American story, song, music and dance. Saturday, Nov. 7 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Discover the Rhythms of Ghana: Shi Dah performs Ghanaian drumming, dance, songs and rhythms in traditional clothing. The audience will have the opportunity to dance, drum and discover the rhythms of Ghana in this interactive celebration. Saturday, Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Honeybee Science Discovery Program: A presentation by a young beekeeper on honeybees and the science behind them. The short interactive presentation is followed by hands-on learning stations. This discovery lab is for children ages 3 years and up. Saturday, Nov. 28 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Teen Council: Teen Council empowers teens to improve the library and the community through opportunities to build leadership skills, earn service hours and have fun with other teens and library staff. Snacks provided. Please contact Karen at 503-988-5734 or email@example.com if you are interested in this program. Mondays from 3:30 to 5 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.
English Classes: Free ESL classes. All levels welcome. No registration required. For more information, call 503-988-6318. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., except Nov. 25 and 26.
Talk Time: Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. Saturdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
PILOT Your Way Through Stress—A Holistic Approach for the Entire Family: Learn basic skills you can use in your daily life to reduce stress, lessen chaos and find more connection and calm. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Health Insurance Information and Enrollment Assistance: Get your questions about the application and enrollment process answered. Interpreters are available upon request. In partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department, FamilyCare Health Plans, Health Plans in Oregon, Lutheran Community Services Northwest and Project Access NOW. Registration is required; call 503-988-5392. Wednesdays, Nov. 11 and 18 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
National Novel Writing Month Midway Mark: Join other NaNoWriMo writers who want to write enough to make it to the midway mark of 25,000 words. Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
Pageturners Book Groups: Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Read “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Read “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown. Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Earthquake Preparedness: Learn what to do before, during and after an earthquake, including how to make a family plan and an emergency kit. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Saturday, Nov. 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Computer Help: Volunteers provide assistance with basic computer functions. Tuesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (Assistance in Vietnamese also available; assistance in Russian from 5 to 6 p.m.) Fridays from 2:30 to 5 p.m. (Assistance in Chinese also available.)
E-books and Audiobooks—Hands-On Help: Drop in for one-on-one help. Please take your device and any other equipment you need to download and/or transfer. Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
TechnoHosts: Trained volunteers can help you with basic computer issues. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Windows 8.1: Bring your own Windows 8 laptop or tablet to this class to learn the basics of Windows 8.1. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Computer Users Group: Come learn from others and share your own experiences, tips and tricks. All levels of experience welcome. Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Using Craigslist: Learn how to post an item to sell, search for a job or a rental home and tips for staying safe when using Craigslist. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Tuesday, Nov. 17 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 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except Nov. 26.
Book Babies: Storytime for children from birth to 12 months with adult. Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., except Nov. 26.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except Nov. 27.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., except Nov. 27.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Saturdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except Nov. 28.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Saturdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon, except Nov. 28.
Legos at the Library: Bring your mad Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow. Bricks and supplies provided. Donations welcome. For kids ages 5 to 11. Friday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Teen Council: Work to reimagine library services. Teen Council empowers teens to improve the library and the community through opportunities to build leadership skills, earn service hours and have fun with other teens and library staff. Snacks provided. Thursday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Imagineering—Jitterbugs: With just a motor, a battery, a marker and a handful of craft supplies, teens are challenged to design and build a scribbling robot that can doodle all on its own. For teens in grades 6–12. Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 2 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.
Vietnamese Language Exchange: Practice Vietnamese or English and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Participants speak half the time in English and half in Vietnamese. Beginners welcome. Saturdays from 3 to 4 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. Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Talk Time: Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. Sundays from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
PILOT Your Way Through Stress—A Holistic Approach for the Entire Family: Learn basic skills you can use and implement in your daily life to reduce stress; lessen the chaos at home, school and work; and find more connection and calm for the whole family. Open to anyone looking for a more holistic way to handle life in today’s hectic world. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Monday, Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pageturners Book Group—Author Visit: Read “The Jump-Off Creek” by Molly Gloss, then meet the author! Engage in stimulating conversation about books. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Monday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Vietnamese Computer Help: Library volunteers provide one-on-one assistance with basic computer functions like setting up e-mails and filling out online forms and applications. Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., except Nov. 25.