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 September are due Tuesday, Aug. 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
Movies in the park
Entertainment begins at 5 p.m. Movies begin at dusk. All movies in English with Spanish subtitles.
Saturday, Aug. 5: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at Wilkes Park, Northeast 154th Avenue and Beech Street.
Paddle the Columbia Slough
Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Regatta, an on-the-water paddle festival like no other, Sunday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regatta celebrates recreation opportunities on Portland’s hidden gem of local waterways, the Columbia Slough. Regatta is not actually a race; this family-friendly event is a fun paddle for experienced and novice paddlers alike.
It launches from the Multnomah County Drainage District at 1880 N.E. Elrod Drive. Paddlers will travel east toward the Broadmoor Golf Course and the Whitaker Slough, home to great blue herons, river otters, beavers and more. This launch site is at the heart of Portland’s levee system; event attendees will have the chance to take boat tours of the levee system.
The event features complimentary 45-minute canoe and kayak rentals (all equipment provided) for registered attendees. Before and after paddling, participants can visit with local environmental and water-based organizations and enjoy hands-on nature activities, live music and guided tours of the Multnomah County levee system that reduces the risk of flooding for nearly 13,000 acres near the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Free t-shirts and refreshments will be provided while supplies last.
Advanced registration is required at columbiaslough.org or by calling 503-281-1132. Participants with their own human-powered watercraft and safety equipment are also welcome to register at the link above. Crews will be available to help unload and transport boats. A donation of $10 per person or $25 per family is requested; no one is turned away.
Outer Northeast Sunday Parkways
Check out this new route in outer northeast Portland Sunday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. This 6.4-mile route will take you to Knott, Thompson, East Holladay and Hazelwood Hydro Parks. These parks will be overflowing with music, food and fun finds.
Honey Bee Hikes
These walks get kids from 2 to 5 years old outside exploring Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants and an accompanying adult will look for wildlife, visit bees, work in the Children’s Discovery Garden and listen to a story or make a craft item. Each week is different with seasonal themes. Hikes start promptly and split into smaller groups as needed. For possible cancellations, please call 503-823-1671 or check main website page. The fee is $3 per child, free for non-walkers and adults.
Learn more at leachgarden.org.
Free family fun day
The 5th annual Faithful Savior Lutheran Church Family Fun Day is Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 11100 N.E. Skidmore St.
This is a free, fun-filled day open to the community. The attractions include a miniature train ride, bounce house, bungee jousting, pony rides, carnival games, face painting, a balloon artist, and a three-on-three basketball tournament.
Throughout the day, a small appliance drawing will be conducted; there will be a gently used clothing giveaway, a book giveaway, a school supply giveaway and a backpack giveaway as supplies last.
At the food booth, free hot dogs, drinks and snacks will be served by members of the church.
Representatives from local community agencies will have booths to share information about resources available to those in need. There will also be an “Ask the Pastor” booth for those with religious questions or seeking counsel.
The congregation is offering this event as a gift to the community in hopes that it will put a smile on a few faces, bring neighbors together and aid a few people who may be facing challenging times.
Please call the church office at 503-257-9409 for more information.
Experience Middle Eastern culture
The 40th annual Middle East Festival is Sunday, Aug. 27 from noon until 7 p.m. at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 N.E. 162nd Ave. This event features food, entertainment and fun.
Cappella Romana will perform free concerts of Orthodox choral music at 2 and 4 p.m. Youth from the congregation will dance the dabke and other Middle Eastern folk dances at 3 and 5 p.m. Roasted lamb, gyros and falafel sandwiches, chicken kebabs, meat and spinach pies, Arabic pastries and sweets and coffee will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Kids will enjoy a free bounce house, games and face painting. The bookstore will offer Orthodox books, icons and gifts until 6 p.m. Tours of the church will be offered throughout the day. Vespers will be served at 6 p.m.
Since the time of Christ there have been Christians in the Middle East. Your invited to experience the traditions and food that has been sprung from this culture.
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
Swim lessons for kids who are apprehensive around water
Inexperienced swimmers have statistically been shown to be at a higher risk of drowning than children who are exposed to water at a young age. Shane Dye, a Parkrose Middle School PE teacher who sees the need for a class that will teach kids this life skill, says, “I have seen firsthand how some of our local children leave school without the basic skills needed to be safe around the many rivers, lakes and pools that they will be exposed to as adults in Oregon.”
He has teamed up with World Safe Swimming and the Blue Crush Aquatic Club to bring free lessons to kids who are fearful of water and to those who have limited skills in the water and low-priced lessons to those who can swim in deep water.
Classes will be held in the Parkrose High swimming pool, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., this month. These lessons are for girls and boys ages 8 to 14.
Here is the schedule for a summer pilot program through Aug. 18:
Dry Heads, for children who are fearful or uncomfortable going under water. Mondays from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Free.
Wet Heads, for children who are comfortable under the water and can swim a little. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Free.
Swimmers, for children who can swim comfortably twice across the deep end of the pool. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 to 7 p.m. $2.50 per class.
The plan is for the classes to be offered after school when the school year begins again.
Contact Shane Dye at email@example.com to register or to learn more.
Feral cats spayed or neutered free
In August, the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) will offer free spay/neuter services for stray and feral cats as part of its Summer Spay Spectacular special. Kittens weighing two pounds or greater also qualify for the special. If you are feeding outdoor stray or feral cats, or if you know someone who is, this special is for you. In addition to being spayed/neutered, the cats receive vaccines and treatment for fleas, ear mites and tapeworms.
Why the need? F. Thompson, a feral cat caregiver in Portland, explains: “Last summer, I noticed two kittens running around and playing in my front yard. Their mom was with them, looking very hungry. They started to get into the trash, so I realized that I should start feeding them. I got the mom fixed last year before she could become pregnant again, but I didn’t have money to fix the kittens. I finally found out about FCCO, and I’m so grateful that they are around to help, especially since both these little cats could soon be pregnant.”
This Summer Spay Spectacular special offers free spay/neuter surgeries for feral and stray cats in Oregon and SW Washington throughout August. The clinic is in Southwest Portland, and all surgeries are provided by licensed veterinarians. Live traps and trapping instructions are available. Appointments are required and fill up quickly. Call 503-797-2606 or visit feralcats.com to book an appointment today.
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. Monday 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 served at 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Aug. 24.
• Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave. Activities from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
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.
Trinity Lutheran hosts 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or mail hard copies to the school.
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 1977
Celebrate 40 years at your reunion Friday, Sept. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your RSVP or direct any questions to Murrell as well.
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 at about 4 p.m. (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.
The first Saturday is can and bottle day
Parkrose Bronco Boosters, an assortment of student and parent 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., Saturday, Aug. 5, with a trunk load of returnable bottles and cans. They will relieve you of the responsibility of taking them to a recycle center leaving you with plenty of time for summer activities.
The September collection date is Saturday, Sept. 9, in case you miss this one. Same time, same place.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
Gardeners plan to relax this month
While Villa Garden Club will not have a meeting in August, activities and outings will go on. Contact Chris McClure at 503-489-5437 if you’re interested in learning about the club or participating in activities. Regular monthly meetings will resume Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave.
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, Aug. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom, 10300 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 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.
Dozens of yard sales in one parking lot
The annual Summerplace parking lot sale is Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Northeast 150th Avenue and San Rafael Street.
Summerplace homeowners fill more than 50 tables with collectibles, crafts, tools, household items, furniture, antiques, sports equipment, books and puzzles for you to claim at very reasonable prices.
Coffee, bottled water and pastries will be available for purchase.
Help a child discover the joy of reading
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is an early literacy nonprofit that envisions an Oregon in which every child can read and is empowered to succeed. Community volunteers are engaged to help PreK to third-grade children become confident readers by providing one-on-one literacy support, valuable adult mentorship and books to take home and keep.
SMART is currently recruiting site coordinators for its programs in east Portland. As a SMART site coordinator, you will lead a team of committed volunteers and make a significant contribution to your local school. You will work with elementary school staff to schedule students and volunteers and to provide program oversight during reading sessions. This leadership volunteer position is an essential piece for ensuring a successful SMART program. Site coordinator volunteer opportunities are available at Margaret Scott, Prescott, Lynch View and Lynch Wood elementary schools.
Help support the elementary students in east Portland. Apply today.
For more information and to apply, go to getsmartoregon.org or call 971-634-1628.
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.
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association meeting: Monday, Aug. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 S.E. 112th Ave. Please enter through the front double doors near the bus drop-off. The meeting will take place upstairs in the library.
Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association board meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 15 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.
Mill Park Neighborhood Association meeting: Monday, Aug. 28 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.
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 through Aug. 17 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Thursdays through Aug. 17 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays through Aug. 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Saturdays through Aug. 19 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Read & Romp: Time for children newborn to 6 years and their caregivers to read and play together. Tuesdays through Aug. 15 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
The Zaniac Comedy Show: With the energy of 1,000 suns, the Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band. Jaws will drop and drool will fly as Alex raps about the library, shares his world-class juggling skills and slices vegetables in half with a flying playing card. Come to the library and see why this two-time Guinness World Record holder was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic. Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Big Eclipse: Join author Nancy Coffelt for a reading of “The Big Eclipse.” Learn about the universe around us and do eclipse crafts and activities that will prepare you for the totality on Aug. 21. Kids will create their own solar viewers to take home and learn how they can safely watch the eclipse happen. There will be book giveaways, so don’t miss your chance for a free book. Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have been crowned the very first Americans to win a Latin Grammy in the children’s album category. Enjoy a head-bopping bilingual dance party extravaganza. Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Build It. Engineer It—Exploring Ancient Technologies: Build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe or invent a fishing tool. Try out your own engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon’s first engineers. Native American people have always used science and engineering to create effective tools, homes, clothing, cooking methods and more, passing this knowledge down through generations. Many of these innovations are still being used today. Join to explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the Museum of Natural & Cultural History and engage in fun, hands-on engineering challenges. Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Youth Voice—Film/Photography Camp for Teens: Create social impact and change through a film or photo project on issues that matter to you. This photography and video camp provides teens the opportunity to address issues that are important to them while engaging community members and each other. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Monday through Friday, Aug. 21 to 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.
A Good Yarn: Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, come join the fun and learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Language Exchange: 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 “East” by Edith Pattou. Engage in stimulating conversation about books. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Monday, Aug. 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Computer Help: Friendly, patient lab assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills in English and Spanish. 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.
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. Monday, Aug. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Tuesdays through Aug. 8 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays through Aug. 11 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Fridays through Aug. 11 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Monday, Aug. 7 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays through Aug. 8 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
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 through Aug. 19 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 through Aug. 19 from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Sundays through Aug. 13 from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Russian Storytime: Storytime presented in Russian for children newborn to 6 years with adult. Tuesdays through Aug. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Yarn Club: Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun as we learn together. All levels and ages welcome. Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
All-You-Can-Make Art Bar: Art a la Carte turns 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. Tuesdays, Aug. 1 and 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Paint a Better World—One Ceramic at a Time: Come and paint things that make it a better world from animals to flowers to construction trucks. Ceramic pieces, paint, brushes, smocks, water tubs and mats are supplied. You come with your imagination and talent. The pieces are painted with lead-free acrylic paint and are ready to be taken home in just a few minutes. Thursday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 3 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, Aug. 8 and 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Big Eclipse: Join author Nancy Coffelt for a reading of “The Big Eclipse.” Learn about the universe around us and do eclipse crafts and activities that will prepare you for the totality on Aug. 21. Kids will create their own solar viewers and learn how they can safely watch the eclipse happen. There will be book giveaways, so don’t miss your chance for a free book. Thursday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Building a Better Suit of Armor: What do medieval armor, historical combat, art, architecture, leverage and geometry have in common? Find out as Knights of Veritas demonstrates authentic combat techniques from the middle ages using real swords and armor. Thursday, Aug. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Delicious Shakes and Smoothies: Learn to make satisfying drinks you won’t even know are healthy with a combination of fruits, vegetables and seeds. Make a Mayan power drink, a mango and ginger lassi and a “Green Strengthener.” For teens in grades 6 to 12. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 4 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 information. Monday, Aug. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m.
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.
Citizenship Class: Learn about the process of becoming a citizen. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study U.S. 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.
Eclipse: As we experience an eclipse firsthand this summer, explore how humans have interpreted eclipses from our beginnings on the African savannas to modern times. We will examine some of the great myths and superstitions about eclipses immortalized in our earliest art and writings and then delve into the lives of the great scientists who helped humanity realize the actual science behind solar and lunar eclipses. 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, Aug. 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Boost Your Brain Power Naturally: Learn about natural solutions to improve your mental health. A healthier brain leads to a happier person. Discuss the latest research on supplements, food and lifestyle to improve the function of your brain. After this lecture, you will know how to boost your memory and your ability to relax, concentrate and be happy. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5123. Saturday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon.
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., except Aug. 28.
Computer Help: Volunteers provide assistance with basic computer functions. Tuesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
E-books & Audiobooks—Hands-On Help: Bring your device and drop in for one-on-one help. Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.