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 e-mail address. Submissions for August are due Saturday, July 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.
ACTIVITIES and CELEBRATIONS
Take a dip
Another summer of outdoor swimming and other fun aquatic activities has begun at Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) pools citywide. As part of the PP&R Summer Free for All, free open-play swim sessions are offered throughout the summer Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Montavilla Pool, 8219 N.E. Glisan St. Visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/38284 for schedules at all pools.
March in EPCC Independence Day parade
The 20th annual Independence Day parade at East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., is Monday, July 3.
The activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with face painting, crafts and food for purchase.
A marching band, bikes, strollers, wagons and walkers will set out at 11:30 a.m. waving flags and carrying banners. You’re invited to join them or line up along the curb to cheer them on.
After the parade, join the Safety Splash Fun Day in the pool. Regular admission applies.
Slavic community to host festival
The 9th annual Portland Slavic Festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23 at Ventura Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Stark Street from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Enjoy music ranging from folk songs to gypsy dances, Slavic pop music to jazz guitar. Participate in soccer and volleyball games, sample food offerings and browse vendor booths.
Each evening will conclude with a light show.
Find the schedule and more information at slavicfestivalportland.org.
Strengthening our communities through arts, food and fun
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization will host a Community Care Festival in its gymnasium at 10301 N.E. Glisan St., Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Designed to be a fun, community-and family-oriented opportunity to learn about services and agencies that exist to work with families in east Portland, this event will provide access to local resources and social services, vision and lead testing alongside arts and crafts, entertainment and free food.
Community picnic to celebrate SnowCap’s 50th anniversary
SnowCap Community Charities is celebrating 50 years of serving neighbors in need in east Multnomah County with a picnic open to the public. The event will be held Thursday, July 27 at the Gresham Arts Plaza, 488 N.E. 3rd St, in Gresham.
The picnic will begin at 4 p.m. with food carts and a beer garden by Gateway Brewing. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. The first 200 attendees will receive a free door prize.
Activities will include a kids’ arts and crafts table, a pop-up library by Multnomah County Library, a city of Gresham fire truck, tabletop gaming hosted by Red Castle Games, magic by Mathias, the Charming Cardist, a three-legged race and more. Entertainment includes nerd band Megathruster.
Movies in the park
Entertainment begins at 5 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. All movies in English with Spanish subtitles.
Friday, July 28 – “Zootopia” playing in Knott Park, Northeast 117th Avenue and Knott Street.
Sunday, July 30 – “Sing” playing in Earl Boyles Park, Southeast 122nd Avenue and Boise Street.
Saturday, Aug. 5 – “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at Wilkes Park, Northeast 154th Avenue and Beech Street.
National Night Out
Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors presents a free, fun community event Friday, July 28 beginning at 5 p.m. at Knott Park, Northeast 117th Avenue and Knott Street. Enjoy face painters, balloon art and sno-cones and meet police and fire representatives. Meet birds from the Audubon Society and llamas from Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and visit information booths hosted by the American Red Cross, Neighborhood Emergency Teams, the Humane Society and more. Live entertainment by classic rock artists Echoes of Yasgurs begins at 6:30 p.m. A screening of “Zootopia” begins at dusk. Food vendors will be on site, or bring your own picnic.
Youth soccer fall registration
Parkrose Youth Soccer Club is looking for players for its fall soccer season. Register in person Wednesday, July 12, or Saturday, July 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 4141 N.E. 122nd Ave. or sign up online at parkrosesoccer.com. Kids from age 4 through the eighth grade are eligible. Teams will play eight Saturday games beginning Aug. 26.
If you need more information or have questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids eat free
Free meals and activities are available to kids at area schools and parks through Aug. 25.
• Alice Ott Middle School, 12500 S.E. Ramona St. Breakfast at 9 a.m., lunch at noon, Monday through Friday through Aug. 18.
• Arbor Glen Apartments, 2609 S.E. 145th Ave. Activities from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch served at 12:30 p.m.
• Gilbert Heights Park, Southeast 130th Avenue and Boise Street. Activities from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Mondays only.
• Lincoln Park, Southeast 135th Avenue and Mill Street. Activities from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch served at 12:30 p.m.
• Mill Park, Southeast 117th Avenue and Mill Court. Activities from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday only.
• Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street. Activities from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Friday only.
• Raymond Park, Southeast 118th Avenue and Raymond Street. Activities from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
• Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 S.E. 112th Ave. Breakfast at 9 a.m., lunch at noon, Monday through Friday through Aug. 11.
• Ventura Park, Southeast 117th Avenue and Stark Street. Activities from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
• West Powellhurst Park, Southeast 115th Avenue and Division Street. Activities from 2 until 5 p.m. Lunch served at 3 p.m. Friday only.
• Argay Park, Northeast 141st Avenue and Failing Street. Activities from 2 until 5 p.m. Lunch served at 3 p.m. Wednesday only.
• Eastgate Station Apartments, 100 N.E. 120th Ave. Activities from 2 until 5 p.m. Lunch served at 3 p.m. Tuesday only.
• Montavilla Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street. Activities from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
• Senn’s Dairy Park, Northeast 112th Avenue and Prescott Street. Activities from 2 until 5 p.m. Lunch served at 3 p.m. Monday only.
• Ventura Park, Southeast 115th Avenue and Stark Street. Lunch served at noon.
• West Powellhurst Elementary School, 2921 S.E. 116th Ave. Lunch only, Monday through Thursday at 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 24.
• Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave. Activities from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
Prepare to invest in your community
The Community Investment Trust, a project at Mercy Corps Northwest, provides residents of zip codes 97216, 97230, 97233 and 97236 with a low-dollar commercial property investment opportunity in their community. To qualify for becoming an investor, residents must complete a “Moving from Owing to Owning” workshop. Each workshop covers eight hours of class time over two or more days. The workshop is free and covers financial skills such as budgeting, saving and investment basics.
Sign up for one of the following workshop sessions at mercycorpsnw.org/community/investment-trust/.
Workshop Session I: Saturdays, July 8 and July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Plaza 122, 1515 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Workshop Session II: Saturday, July 8, Sunday, July 16, and Saturdays, July 22 and 29 from 10 a.m. until noon. Location to be determined.
Workshop Session III: Monday, July 17, through Thursday, July 20 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Plaza 122, 1515 S.E. 122nd Ave.
If you have questions, call 503-896-5094, e-mail email@example.com or visit facebook.com/investcit.
Prepare for a career in banking
Worksource Portland Metro—Southeast/SE Works, Inc. offers a free eight-week BankWork$ course beginning Monday, July 10. Classes will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Work Source Portland Metro—Southeast, 7916 S.E. Foster Road.
BankWork$ prepares job seekers for positions as bank tellers, customer service representatives and personal bankers. This intensive eight-week program offers job training, job placement assistance and ongoing coaching for career advancement. Each training ends with a graduation and job fair attended by local bankers and credit unions. To learn more and sign up for an information session, call 503-964-4326 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia Christian celebrates 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.
Tigers will gather for alumni picnic
The 9th annual Trinity Lutheran Church and School (TLS) Alumni Picnic is Saturday, Aug. 5 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the TLS gym, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.
Trinity alumni, students, faculty, families, members of the congregation and friends are invited.
Pastors, administrators and teachers will be honored guests. Alumni Blackout is back and there will be an on-site photo booth to capture memories of the day.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 12:15 until 2 p.m. All food and expenses for the picnic are funded with donations. A free-will offering will be taken at the food table.
RSVPs are requested but not required. Contact the school at 503-288-6403 or email@example.com to let them know you plan to attend.
Organizers are seeking photos of your school days at TLS. Please send electronic copies for sharing to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail hard copies to the school.
Parkrose High class of 1948
The PHS class of 1948 will gather a year early in celebration of 70 years since high school graduation. The group will get together for dinner Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Monarch Hotel and Restaurant in Clackamas.
Parkrose High spouses, friends and classmates from other years are invited.
These alumni are missing:
Marion Rice Mandress
Alice Peterson Timm
Geraldine Pieper Schults
Please share contact information of any of these folks with Joe Murrell at 503-286-5459 or email@example.com.
Send your RSVP or direct any questions to Murrell as well.
Parkrose High class of 1963
It’s been 54 years since graduation, and the PHS class of 63 is planning a party Monday, Aug. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at Shirley’s Tippy Canoe Restaurant, 28242 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, in Troutdale. This is a meet and greet with opportunities to eat and drink; no host, no reservations and no commitment required. Put it on your calendars, reserve the date and be there. Visit pshs63.org to learn more. Contact Gary Grimes at 503-537-9431 if you have questions.
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.
David Douglas High class of 1967
Persimmon Country Club, 8500 S.E. Butler Road in Gresham. Saturday, Aug. 5 from 6 to 11 p.m. Barbecue and no-host dinner buffet.
Parkrose High class of 1977
Celebrate 40 years at your reunion Friday, September 22 from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. at Eastmoreland Golf Course Bar and Grill, 2425 S.E. Bybee Blvd. To learn more, visit reunionswithclass.com.
Reynolds High class of 1962
This class invites classes before and after 1962 to attend its 55th reunion at Backroads Pub and Grub, 13230 S.E. Orient Drive in Boring, Sunday, Oct. 15, following the elementary school celebration at Troutdale Elementary (see Memo Pad, Page 5). This is a no-host event.
Parkrose High class of 1967
Celebrate 50 years at a reunion Saturday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Holiday Inn—Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
Firework stand supports DDHS students
Each year the David Douglas Dads Club sponsors a firework stand to raise funds to support students and their activities. The stand, located in a lot at Southeast 115th Avenue and Division Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through July 4. Stop by to shop the great selection. You’ll find new varieties and old favorites. For more information, call 503-660-3076 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can collection continues all summer
Intrepid Parkrose students and parents plan to help you dispose of refundable cans and bottles throughout the summer.
Round up your empties and drop them at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., Saturday, July 8 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Every dime supports programs and activities for Parkrose students. If you miss the July collection date, save your donation for Saturday, Aug. 5, when another group of volunteers will be on hand to say thanks.
Take a step back in time
The ninth-annual East Portland Moose Lodge Cruise-In is Saturday, July 22 at 16411 N.E. Halsey St.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. The fee is $15 per vehicle. Trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m. for each decade from the 1920s through the 1970s in several categories including truck, under construction, people’s choice and governor’s choice. Proceeds benefit the Children of Mooseheart.
Parkrose High youth soccer camp
The Parkrose High School (PHS) soccer camp is for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 of all skill levels. Players will learn the game and improve soccer skills with the help of the Bronco girls soccer team players and coaches.
The camp is Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the PHS soccer field, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.
Registration is $40 per player. There is a $5 family discount for siblings.
Fees for the camp help provide uniforms and equipment for the PHS girls soccer program.
Sign up in person Wednesday, July 12, or Saturday, July 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 4141 N.E. 122nd Ave., or contact Pha Lo at email@example.com to get a registration form.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
Central East Portland (CEP) 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.
Northeast Rotary club meets Tuesdays at noon at Kings Omelets, 10711 N.E. Halsey St.
East Portland Chamber of Commerce (EPCC) 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, July 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Zoiglhaus Brewing Company, 5716 S.E. 92nd Ave. 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 El Indio Mexican Restaurant, 11114 N.E. Halsey St. Network with local business owners over lunch.
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.
Picnic and garden tour on tap
Join Villa Garden Club for its annual potluck picnic Thursday, July 27 at Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave. in Gresham, beginning at 11 a.m. A tour of the Tsuru Island Japanese Garden a few blocks away will be part of the activities. If you would like to participate as a guest, please call Chris McClure at 503-489-5437 for more information and directions.
Long-term care residents need you
Volunteer advocates are needed in Mid-county for elderly living in long-term care facilities. Help safeguard the wellbeing of vulnerable seniors and others in nursing homes, assisted living or residential care facilities and adult foster homes. As a Certified Ombudsman volunteer, you will help to ensure the rights and dignity of the residents. Local training and support are provided. Schedules are flexible and are typically about four hours a week. Learn more at 800-522-2602 or oregon.gov/ltco.
Performing arts for kids
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 based on the story of Johnny Appleseed at 6 p.m. For more information and to receive a registration form, contact Jan Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 40 campers.
HEALTH and WELLNESS
Ditch the workout
Join the party with a free Zumba fitness class beginning Thursday, July 6 from 11 a.m. until noon at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St. This adult SUN class is free to the community.
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association board meeting: Tuesday, July 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave. Contact Chair Doug Cook at email@example.com for more information.
Parkrose Neighborhood Association meeting: Tuesday, July 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Russellville Grange, 12105 N.E. Prescott St. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Russell Neighborhood Association meeting: Thursday, July 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at University of Western States, 2900 N.E. 132nd Ave., Hampton Hall Conference Room. For more information contact Ron Glanville at email@example.com or visit russellneighbors.org.
Mill Park Neighborhood Association meeting: Monday, July 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 S.E. Market St. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summer reading starts now
The Multnomah County Library 2017 Summer Reading Program has begun. Kids of all ages can sign up at any neighborhood library.
The library’s Summer Reading program entices kids to read for pleasure when school is not in session, maintaining the skills developed during the school year and encouraging lifelong library use. Last year, approximately 110,000 babies, kids and teens participated.
Summer reading isn’t just about books. The library has a season full of engaging storytimes, crafts, classes and camps. This summer at the library, young people can explore Latin American music, ancient engineering technologies, suit of armor construction, the role of bugs in ecological systems and magnets, or they can take part in weeklong camps for teens that explore silk screening, creating electronic music and more.
This year, about 85,000 students have already signed up through school. The library partners with seven Multnomah County school districts: Centennial, Corbett, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose, Portland Public and Reynolds. Working with schools enables the library to reach students across Multnomah County and reinforce the fact that summer reading is critical for school success.
Upon sign-up, participants (or their parents) receive a gameboard customized for their age group: birth–preschool, elementary school (K–5), middle school (6–8) or high school (9–12; see High school challenge). Participants then engage in any number of literacy-building activities and mark off days of on their gameboards. Activities include reading, being read to, listening to audiobooks, attending a library event or spinning a globe and picking a country to learn more about. High school students can enter to win more prizes by creating and sharing music, art, technology and more.
As they complete levels on their gameboards, participants earn books, free passes, restaurant coupons and other prizes. Game prizes become available after every 15 days of reading or learning, up to three prize levels. Everyone who signs up for Summer Reading is eligible for one free ticket each to a Portland Thorns, Timbers 2 (T2), Portland Pickles and Trail Blazers game (with purchase of adult ticket). Everyone who completes the game receives a Summer Reading T-shirt and is entered to win the grand-prize drawing of a family vacation for four to Great Wolf Lodge.
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.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Tuesdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. except July 4.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Fridays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
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 except July 4.
Black Storytime: The African and African American experience comes alive for children newborn to 6 years with a favorite adult and other family members. Saturdays from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Chinese Storytime: Storytime presented in Cantonese for children newborn to 6 years with a favorite 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.
Russian Storytime: Storytime presented in Russian for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. except July 4.
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.
Latin American Music and Myths: Inka Jam Band performs Huaynos, Cumbia, Salsa, Boleros, Trova and Afro-Peruvian music and dance with an Andean flair the whole family can enjoy. Thursday, July 6 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Trash to Artistic Treasure: Turn trash and recycled materials in to artistic treasure that is cool, cute and functional. All aspects of the program are bilingual in English and Spanish. Tuesdays, July 11 and 25 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Fascinating World of Reptiles: Join the Reptile Man, a.k.a. Richard Ritchey, and meet his outstanding crew of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises. Thursday, July 13 from 2 to 3 p.m.
All-You-Can-Make Art Bar: Art ala Carte turned restaurant salad bars into art bars for an all-you-can-make art experience. Kids of all ages and skill levels fill up trays of seemingly endless supplies. Kids create at their own pace as imaginative ideas are transformed into masterpieces. Tuesday, July 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Create Your World with Comics: Explore the fun and multi-layered world of characters in comics. Kids can create a character from scratch or bring one they’ve been working on for a while. Discuss physical and personality traits, backstory and layout, all under the umbrella of visual communication through the comics medium. Thursday, July 20 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Bugs Make the World a Better Place: Experience the incredible world of insects, spiders and their relatives. The Bug Chicks are two entomologists who teach about these exciting animals in a fun, interactive way using preserved specimens and live arthropods. This workshop explores biology and the importance these animals have for us and our environment while promoting STEM education and encouraging curiosity and respect of the natural world. Thursday, July 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
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. E-mail email@example.com for more info. Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. except July 3.
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 and Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 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. except July 4.
Citizenship Class: Learn about the process of becoming a citizen. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination. 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.
Tech Help: Meet one-on-one 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, along with your username and password, or we may not be able to help. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Computer Help: Volunteers provide assistance with basic computer functions. Tuesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. except July 4.
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.
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.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Saturdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Read and Romp: Time for children newborn to 6 years and their caregivers to read and play together. Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. except July 4.
Build Portland 3017: One thousand years from now, how do you picture this booming city? In this workshop with Puppetkabob, participants will use bright and sparkly colored paper, pipe cleaners and found objects to roll, twist and turn the imagination to build one futuristic world. Work on your own idea to take home and participate on a community city that will be displayed at the library. Wednesday, July 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Family Craft Hour: Bring art and color into your life with our very simple crafts for the entire family. Thursday, July 6 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Mz. Pearl Puts the Pieces Together: “How can we build this?” Mz. Pearl asks. With the help of the audience, of course. Then Mz. Pearl can put the puzzle and the show together. Building with odd props and spontaneous ideas, the audience is part of the magic, circus skills and show creation. Fantastically funny and filled with surprises. Wednesday, July 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Born in the Deep Woods: Join award-winning family performer Red Yarn on an engaging adventure through the thickets of American folk music. As Red fixes up an old log cabin in the Deep Woods for his growing family to live in, he learns how forest animals build their homes and raise their young. Audiences will sing, dance, stomp and clap along with this interactive music and puppet show. Wednesday, July 19 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Bugs Make the World a Better Place: Experience the incredible world of insects, spiders and their relatives. The Bug Chicks are two entomologists who teach about these exciting animals in a fun, interactive way using preserved specimens and live arthropods. This workshop explores biology and the importance these animals have for us and our environment while promoting STEM education and encouraging curiosity and respect of the natural world. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Wednesday, July 26 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
FOR KIDS AND TEENS
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. Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.
HOMAGO: Hang Out with other middle schoolers in a safe space. Mess Around with games, crafts, quizzes, science experiments and more. Geek Out about your favorite books, movies, anime, manga and video games. HOMAGO!
Fridays from 3 to 4:15 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. except July 4.
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.
Pageturners Book Group: Read “A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir” by Beverly Cleary. Engage in stimulating conversation about books. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Monday, July 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rock Mandala Painting: In this introductory class, you’ll explore the power of focused creativity as you mindfully paint simple mandalas on the surface of a rock. This is not only an art class but also a method of meditation. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Sunday, July 30 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Computer Help: Friendly, patient lab assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills. Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Vietnamese Computer Help: Library volunteers provide one-on-one assistance with basic computer functions like setting up e-mail accounts and filling out online forms and applications. Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.