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 June are due Monday, May 15. For best results, e-mail Darlene Vinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your submissions to 3510 N.E. 134th Ave., Portland, OR 97230. To leave a phone message, call 503-287-8904.
ACTIVITIES and CELEBRATIONS
PHS seniors celebrate post-graduation decisions
Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., hosts a senior decision day celebration Thursday, May 4, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the library and on the front lawn. Students will reveal news of college, career and military decisions on yard signs prominently displayed on the front lawn. Students who have not yet made post-graduation choices will be offered tangible next steps by career counselors that will help guide them to decisions that fit their vision for the future.
Show up in support of these seniors and wear college, armed forces or corporate gear that represent the post-graduation choices you made.
Cake will be served.
Neighborhood clean-up events
The Parkrose Neighborhood Association and the Historic Parkrose Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative, in association with Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors: Saturday, May 6 in the Parkrose High School east parking lot, 12003 N.E. Shaver St. from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until the drop boxes are filled.
Hazelwood, Mill Park and Centennial neighborhood associations: Saturday, May 13 at 9 a.m. at Floyd Light Middle School, 10800 S.E. Washington St.
Bring good, clean, reusable items to drop off that others may take, as well as your bulky waste items. Please see the list of items below that volunteers are not allowed to accept.
Prohibited materials include hazardous waste, construction, demolition and remodeling debris, kitchen garbage, yard debris and trimmings, waste and recyclables collected curbside, commercial landscaping, roofing and waste are not allowed at a regional transfer station.
Allowed materials include mattresses, furniture, couches, carpets, tools, appliances (no refrigerants), electronics (with cord, no fluids, fuels or biohazards) or any other bulky, non-toxic items that don’t fit in your curbside bin.
See more at eastportland.org/node/6016#sthash.xUNH4JaP.dpuf.
Explore a hidden feature of Leach Botanical Garden
National Public Garden Day is Friday, May 12, and Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., will celebrate by hosting a special Stone Cabin open house from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The historic cabin is tucked away in the woods across the creek from the Manor House.
Friday through Sunday that weekend, the garden gift shop will also be offering a coupon for $5 off purchases over $25. The coupon is available at publicgardens.org/about-public-gardens/gardens, along with information about Leach Garden and the Stone Cabin open house.
Mill Park Neighborhood
Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Floyd Light Middle School, 10800 S.E. Washington St. Join Mill Park neighbors and SOLVE to clean up trash around Floyd Light Middle School, the East Portland Community Center, Floyd Light Park and neighborhood streets east of Floyd Light. Refreshments, personal protective equipment, and fun will be waiting for you.
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
Oil pastels made easy
Portland Fine Arts Guild classes are Mondays, May 1, 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Rivercrest Community Church, 3201 N.E. 148th Ave.
This month’s guest instructor is Gary Michael. Emphasis during these classes will be on composition, value shapes, focal point and accurate observation. Participants may use any medium. Michael has experience with soft pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolor, oil sticks and colored pencils.
The class fee is $15 per class for guild members and $20 per class for non-members. You do not need to preregister.
Visit portlandfineartsguild.org for a list of class materials and more information.
Learn skills to overcome fears
Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, 8383 N.E. Sandy Blvd., offers a workshop to help overcome fears Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. until noon.
Fear often becomes a stop sign, preventing us from doing the things we love. The anxiety we may experience when we want to try something new leads us to avoidance. This workshop teaches skills to calm your nerves and to expand your comfort zone. The broadening of our horizons often leads to new possibilities.
Columbia Christian to celebrate 70 years
Columbia Christian Schools, 413 N.E. 91st Ave., plans a full slate of activities Saturday, July 15 as it celebrates 70 years. Everyone who has worked at or attended Columbia since 1947 is invited.
Registration and a continental breakfast are at 8 a.m. followed by chapel service, tours of the campus, various activities throughout the afternoon and a barbecue dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The program will close with a devotional after the dinner.
Registration is $15 per person, $30 per couple and $45 per family. Go to columbiachristian.com and click on the link to the 70 Year Reunion to register. You may also register by sending payment to Columbia Christian Schools, June Andersen, 413 N.E. 91st Ave., Portland, OR 97220. Make checks payable to Columbia Christian Schools and note “70 Year Reunion” on the memo line of your check.
If you prefer, registration payments by credit card can be made over the phone. Call Carrie Rude in the school office at 503-252-8577.
Parkrose High class of 1965
The PHS class of 1965 will have a class picnic Saturday, July 22 at Blue Lake Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Dr. in Fairview. Details are still being worked out. Watch for more information on the Parkrose Class of 1965 Facebook page or get in touch with Emily Reed or Erlene Tarilton.
Parkrose High class of 1967
Celebrate 50 years at a reunion Saturday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Holiday Inn—Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
Parkrose High class of 1969
This summer, classmates will gather at Bistro 23, 5530 N.E. 122nd Ave., Saturday, June 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the 48th anniversary of its commencement. This is a casual, no-host social event. There is no registration fee. Classmates will choose food and beverages from the Bistro 23 menu.
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Parkrose High class of 1997
It’s been 20 years and it’s time to party. Join the fun Saturday, June 24 from 7 to 11 p.m. at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Visit parkroseclassof1997.com to purchase tickets or email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shop for Mother’s Day at plant sale
The annual Villa Garden Club spring plant sale is Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, 12505 N. E. Halsey St.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Stop by the plant sale to select a gift for your mom’s garden. There will be a large selection of perennials, a native plant table and an information booth on how to become part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.
Prices are reasonable, and a plant holding area for you to set your plants while you continue to shop and carry-out service make this sale a breeze.
Donate your cans and bottles
Parkrose Bronco Boosters and a host of eager student 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, May 6, with a trunkload of returnable bottles and cans. Funds raised by your generous donation help support Parkrose student activities and scholarships. The June collection date is Saturday, June 3.
Burritos for Broncos
Stop in at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 9687 N.E. Cascades Parkway, Saturday, May 6 between 10:45 a.m. and 10 p.m. in support of Parkrose Cheer. Go to the Parkrose Cheer Facebook page to download the flier that tells the cashier you want 50 percent of proceeds from your purchase to benefit Parkrose Cheer. You may present a copy of the flier or show it on your phone. Funds raised will help the squad acquire a full set of competition practice mats and help with cheer camp and competition fees.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
Tour area gardens
It is garden tour time for Villa Garden Club members and guests. Join them at the meeting Tuesday, May 25, at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Place. Car pools will be arranged to tour two lovely gardens in the area. The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by a brown bag lunch and the tours. Bring a lunch. Coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, please call Chris McClure at 503-489-5437.
Central East Portland Rotary meets at Elmer’s Restaurant, 10001 N.E. Sandy Blvd., every Thursday morning at 7 a.m. CEP Rotary funds college scholarships, mentors students and raises money to fight muscular dystrophy and polio.
Montavilla Kiwanis Club meets Tuesdays at noon at Chinese Village, 520 S.E. 82nd Ave. Montavilla Kiwanis is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.
East Portland Chamber of Commerce brings small business tools and resources together at regular meetings and seminars. Join EPCC Happy Hour for a casual night of fun with chamber members and guests Thursday, May 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Old Chicago, 10200 S.E. Washington St. You’ll get a chance to see members who are not able to make morning meetings. Please invite employees, friends, family and potential new Chamber members. 21 and over only. The Chamber provides free appetizers.
Visit eastportlandchamberofcommerce.com to register and to view the group’s full schedule.
Midway Business Association meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon at Pizza Baron, 2604 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Gateway Area Business Association meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Bradford’s Sports Lounge, 10346 N.E. Halsey St. Network with local business owners over lunch. Lunch price is $8 per person.
Parkrose Business Association meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for its monthly membership luncheon at Holiday Inn—Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd. These luncheons offer business-to-business networking and a unified voice with city officials. To learn more, visit parkrosebusiness.org.
82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association meets the fourth Tuesday of the month (except August and December) from 8 to 9 a.m. at APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon), 2788 S.E. 82nd Ave.
Help keep a tradition and a valuable fundraiser going
Parkrose Bronco Boosters organize a monthly collection of refundable cans and bottles at Parkrose Middle School. This longtime fundraiser provides a major portion of PTO funding in support of scholarships, graduation parties, clubs and sports.
The group is looking for a couple volunteers to assist with this monthly effort. A different student group sorts the donations on the first Saturday of each month.
Organizers are looking for one or two individuals or a couple who would like to partner with the current coordinators to learn how to help manage the can drive. This is a great way for a parent, friend or relative to get involved and make a difference for students. The time commitment is a few hours each month.
Also needed is an individual or two who will tow the group’s 24-foot trailer and offload bags of plastic and aluminum cans and bottles at the commercial recycler. The bags are not heavy; all you do is set them on the loading dock. The delivery typically is done on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning following the drive and can be set up for 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. This typically takes one and a half hours. Volunteer to do it monthly or let the PTO know you’re available a few months out of the year.
To learn more or to sign up to volunteer, please call Patty Meighen at 503-333-3969.
Sci-fi classic comes to local stage
Parkrose High School drama students present “Flowers for Algernon.” From the book by Daniel Keyes, the play explores the treatment of the mentally disabled, the impact on happiness, the conflict between intellect and emotion has and how events from the past can influence a person later in life.
Performances are May 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and May 21 at 2 p.m. in the PHS theater, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.
Kids drama and music camp
Once again, Parkrose United Methodist Church, 11111 N.E. Knott St. is offering a music and drama camp to young people entering grades three through eight. The camp is under the direction of talented music instructors Molly Fazio, who retired last year from Floyd Light Middle School, and Lesley Bossert, from Parkrose High School. The camp fee is $50. Scholarships and family prices are available based on financial need. The camp will be held July 31 through Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A family barbecue will be held Aug. 4 at 5 p.m., followed by a performance at 6 p.m. For more information and to receive a registration form, contact Jan Schmidt at email@example.com. Space is limited to 40 campers.
HEALTH and WELLNESS
Run to end prostate cancer
The End of Prostate Cancer joins forces with Oregon Urological Society to host the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk this June. The goal is to create Generation ZERO—the first generation of men free of prostate cancer. Participants from the Portland area will run and walk together on June 11 to fight a disease that takes the life of an American man every 20 minutes.
The Run/Walk promotes awareness for prostate cancer and encourages men to be informed about their risk. More than 2,060 men in Oregon will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.
Run/Walk participants will receive shirts, free food, prizes and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer. Funds raised for this year’s event will go toward national efforts to provide research for new treatments, enhance patient support resources and educate men and families about prostate cancer.
The race will take place at Elizabeth Caruthers Park on the south waterfront. For more information, visit zeroprostatecancerrun.org/portland. In addition to the race, on Friday, June 16, the Portland Timbers will host a Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. Tickets cost $10, with proceeds benefitting the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk and Oregon Urological Society.
FAITH and VALUES
Campers explore nature and art
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church will host the Great Thou Art Camp June 26 through 30 at 17405 NE Glisan St.
Children from ages 6 to 12 spend one weeklong session discovering the world of creating with creation itself. Listening to stories of the earth and using the flora of our natural surroundings, campers will bring their own unique artistic interpretation together with found objects from nature to create beautiful art. Campers will explore new skills and ideas through painting and drawing, music and dance, theatre, book arts, fiber arts and more.
The camp’s supportive, process-oriented environment nurtures creativity and builds community. Throughout the week everyone is encouraged to put into practice the Great Thou Art Camp values of being open to new ideas and respectful of the gifts of others.
Registration information, staff biographies and employment opportunities for counselors for the Great Thou Art Camp can be found at staidans-gresham.org. You may also send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Wilkes Community Group general meeting: Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 N.E. 162nd Ave.
Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association meeting: Monday, May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 S.E. 112th Ave.
Hazelwood Neighborhood Association general meeting: Monday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave. Contact Chair Arlene Kimura at email@example.com for more information.
Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association board meeting: Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave. Contact Chair Doug Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parkrose Neighborhood Association meeting: Tuesday, May 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Russellville Grange, 12105 N.E. Prescott St. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Russell Neighborhood Association meeting: Thursday, May 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at University of Western States, 2900 N.E. 132nd Ave. For more information, contact Ron Glanville at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit russellneighbors.org.
Mill Park Neighborhood Association meeting: Monday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 S.E. Market St. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Glenfair Neighborhood Association meeting: Thursday, May 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Glenfair School, 15300 N.E. Glisan St.
Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., 503-988-5123
Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to noon, except May 22 and 29.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Tuesdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except May 23 and 30.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except May 26.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Fridays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., except May 26.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Mondays from 10:15 to 11 a.m., except May 22 and 29, and Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., except May 23 and 30.
Black Storytime: The African and African American experience comes alive for children newborn to 6 years with adult and other family members. Saturdays from noon to 12:30 p.m., except May 27.
Chinese Storytime: Storytime presented in Cantonese for children newborn to 6 years with adult and other family members. Saturdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Sundays from 1 to 1:45 p.m., except May 14.
Russian Storytime: Storytime presented in Russian for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
STEAM Storytime: Enjoy a 15-minute storytime, followed by an age-appropriate science, math or art exploration. For children ages 2 to 6. Thursdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m., except May 25.
Yarn Club: Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun and learn together. All levels and ages welcome. Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Chess at the Library: Have fun playing chess or Chinese chess. Chess equipment provided. All ages welcome. Saturdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Imani Milele Children Choir—A Voice for Ugandan Orphaned and Vulnerable Children: Experience culturally unique music, dance and well-crafted drum routines. These concerts bring children of all ages the hope of a brighter future through education. Saturday, May 6 from noon to 12:45 p.m.
The Three Pigs Build: Join Tears of Joy Theatre and the three pigs as they build their houses out of suggestions supplied the audience. Saturday, May 20 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Vanport the Musical: They came from all over the country: men, women, children, families. They came mostly by train during WWII to serve their country, not only to survive but to obtain the American Dream. After the war, many left, returning to their hometowns of Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma and beyond. But some stayed, making the city their home until the flood of 1948 washed it away. In this musical for the whole family, smell the opportunity, touch the dream, hear the music, taste the victory and see the canvas of Vanport. Sunday, May 28 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
FOR KIDS AND TEENS
Teen Council: Build leadership skills, work on creative projects, plan events, earn service hours and have fun with other teens and library staff. Snacks provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., except May 29.
Legos at the Library: Bring your mad Lego skills to the library and let your imagination flow. For kids ages 5 to 11. Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m., except May 1 and 29.
Language Exchange: Practice English or Spanish and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Sundays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
English Classes: Free ESL classes. All levels welcome. Mondays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., except May 29. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Adult Literacy Tutoring: Drop in to work one-on-one with a tutor. Get help with reading, writing, math, English and the GED. Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
Citizenship Class: Learn about the process of becoming a citizen. Classes are in English and are taught by Goodwill instructors. Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
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.
Mt. Hood Community College and You: Learn how you can use Mt. Hood Community College as a community educational resource. For teens and adults. Saturday, May 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Drumming in the Stacks—Taiko Workshop: Enjoy a performance by Portland Taiko and learn the basic hitting techniques for the drums. Wear loose-fitting clothing (suitable for a light workout) and bring water. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Saturday, May 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
College Placement Test (CPT) Preparation: This session features hands-on, multimedia engagement with the CPT material. For teens and adults. Saturday, May 13 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Financial Aid Lab: If you’re going to college or thinking of going to college next year and want to learn more or get help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), come to this session for help from experts at Mt. Hood Community College. For teens and adults. Saturday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pageturners Book Groups: Engage in conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Read “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo. Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Read “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert. Wednesday, May 17 from 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Urban Headwrapping: Whether you’re a novice or beginner, this interactive and practical workshop will guide you, step by step, to create different styles and techniques of head wrapping. Please bring your own head wrap to the workshop. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Saturday, May 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy: Louis Lim will demonstrate the art of Chinese calligraphy. Program conducted in Chinese.
Saturday, May 27 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Computer Help: Volunteers provide assistance with basic computer functions. Tuesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
E-books and Audiobooks—Hands-On Help: Bring your device and drop in for one-on-one help. Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Tech Help: Meet for 30 minutes with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech and more. If you need help with a smartphone, iPad or tablet, please bring it with you. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Computer Basics: Learn the very basics of using a Windows-based computer, a keyboard and a mouse. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Tuesdays, May 2 and 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Internet Basics: This class is an introduction to using the Internet on computers. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Tuesday, May 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 503-988-5123
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 May 25.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., except May 25.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., except May 26.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Saturdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except May 27.
FOR KIDS AND TEENS
HOMAGO: Hang Out with other middle schoolers in a safe space; Mess Around with games, crafts, quizzes, science experiments and more; and Geek Out about your favorite books, movies, anime, manga and video games—HOMAGO! Fridays from 3 to 4:15 p.m.
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. Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Follow the Reader: Practice your new reading skills with a teen buddy. Discover new books, learn new words and make a new friend. Sign up for a 30-minute session to read with a specially trained teen volunteer. Registration required; call 503-988-5123. Saturdays from 4 to 5 pm, except May 27.
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: Practice English or Spanish and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. 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.
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. Saturday, May 6 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Pageturners Book Group: Read “A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir” by Donald Worster. Engage in stimulating conversation about books. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Monday, May 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Intro to Home Coffee Roasting: In this fun and interactive class, Mr. Green Beans will show you just how easy it is to roast your own coffee at home. You don’t need fancy roasting devices or hours of time. You can roast your own coffee with a frying pan or a hot air popcorn popper in less than 15 minutes. Mr. Green Beans will walk you through the basic principles of roasting coffee and will include several demonstrations of the roasting process. You will leave with a pound of green beans, a copy of the “DIY Guide to Roasting Coffee” and the knowledge and confidence to roast your own coffee. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Sunday, May 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Computer Help: Friendly, patient lab assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills. Spanish assistance also available. Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm, except May 17.
Vietnamese Computer Help: Library volunteers provide one-on-one assistance with basic computer functions like setting up emails and filling out online forms and applications. Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.