The Memo Calendar is your vehicle to publicize community events. Let your mid-Multnomah County neighbors know about events of interest, meetings, fundraisers and the like. When you send submissions, please include all details that apply: date, start time, finish time, address, admission fee, a brief description of the event, including who it benefits if applicable, and a contact name and phone number or email address. Send a photo if you have one. Please identify each individual from left to right (large group shots can simply be identified by the group name) and provide the name of the photographer so we can give proper credit. Calendar submissions for the September issue are due Friday, Aug. 15. For best results, email 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.
EVENTS, ACTIVITIES and CELEBRATIONS
Get to know your Iraqi neighbors
Join the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization exploring the culture and heritage of Portlands Iraqi refugee population during its next Faces of IRCO workshop Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 10301 N.E. Glisan St.
IRCO staff and community members from Iraq discuss Iraqi religion, history, government, traditions and general culture, as well as particular barriers faced by their community upon arrival in Portland.
Enjoy Iraqi music, food, cultural presentations and a question-and-answer session with the presenters. This is a free event.
Kids eat free
Portland Parks & Recreation will entertain area children and serve up a free healthy lunch at these parks. All children, up to age 18, may enjoy these free lunches and organized sports, games and crafts. Programs are offered Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.
Argay Park, Northeast 141st Avenue and Failing Street. Activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
East Holladay Park, 12999 N.E. Holladay St. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays only. No lunch served.
Eastgate Station Apartments, 100 N.E. 120th Ave. Activities from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays only. No lunch served.
Glenfair Park, Northeast 154th Avenue and Couch Court. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays only. No lunch served.
Melrose Apartments, 4497 N.E. 133rd Ave. Activities from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays only. No lunch served.
Montavilla Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street. Activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Arbor Glen Apartments, 2609 S.E. 145th Ave. Activities from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays only. No lunch served.
Gilbert Heights Park, Southeast 130th Avenue and Boise Street. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays only. No lunch served.
Gilbert Primary Park, Southeast 134th Avenue and Foster Boulevard. Activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Harrison Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Harrison Street. Activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
Lincoln Park, Southeast 135th Avenue and Mill Street. Activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch served at 12:30 p.m.
Mill Park, Southeast 117th Avenue and Mill Court. Activities from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays only. No lunch served.
Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street. Activities from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays only. No lunch served.
Raymond Park, Southeast 118th Avenue and Raymond Street. Activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
Ventura Park, Southeast 115th Avenue and Stark Street. Activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch served at noon.
West Powellhurst Park, Southeast 115th Avenue and Division Street. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays only. No lunch served.
For a complete list of free lunch and activity sites offered by Portland Parks & Recreation, visit portlandparks.org and click on Summer Free for All.
Historic Parkrose Summer Nights continues
With the goal of supporting local merchants, Summer Nights on SandySecond Thursday Street Fairs gives Parkrose neighbors reasons to visit the commercial corridor, according to HP District Manager Bridget Bayer. She said the event is growing, but they are looking for more. We had a pretty good turnout for the first Summer Nights, Bayer said. There were 11 street vendors, two community information tables; more are wanted, especially food vendors.
Learn realistic botanical rendering
Drawing through Nature is Tuesdays, Aug. 12, 19 and 26 from 9:30 a.m. until noon at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave. During this three-day series, participants choose a subject and render it as realistically as possible. The class addresses how to make shapes, add values and how shadows can be used to define objects. You can colorize your drawing by adding pen and ink, colored pencil, watercolor, pastel or a medium of your choice; suitable for adults of all skill levels. Bring your own supplies. A list is provided. The fee is $70 for the series.
Preregistration is required. Register at leachgarden.org or 503-823-1671.
Explore watercolor painting
With Leach Botanical Garden as the subject, participants in this three-day class will concentrate on watercolor washes, mixing colors and adding pen and ink to their paintings. Suitable for adults of all art skill levels, the class convenes Wednesdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. until noon at 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave. Bring your own supplies. A list will be provided. The class fee is $70. Register at leachgarden.org or 503-823-1671.
Wire sculpture course for youth
Kids from 9 to 12 will love creating three-dimensional art Thursday, Aug. 14 at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Its fun, easy and each student will take home works of art to use and enjoy. Kids will make two very different projects: one for the garden and one for their room. Those who like working with their hands will love wire sculpture. No art experience is necessary. Preregistration is required. The fee of$30 covers instruction and all supplies. Register at leachgarden.org or 503-823-1671.
Movies in the park dates set
Grab a blanket or some lawn chairs. Pack up the picnic basket and make your way to one of these area parks for a free movie and live entertainment. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., including live performances by local musicians and free popcorn. Movies begin at dusk. Brought to you by Portland Parks & Recreation.
Saturday, Aug. 2, Earl Boyles Park, Southeast 112th Avenue and Boise Street, watch The Croods and enjoy The River City Band and Portland Teen Idols before the movie.
Thursday, Aug. 7, Glenfair Park, Northeast 154th Avenue and Couch Court, watch The Nut Job and enjoy Mark Stevenz: premier Elvis tribute artist before the movie.
Friday, Aug. 8, Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street, watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and enjoy Water Tower before the movie.
Saturday, Aug. 9, Wilkes Park, Northeast 154th Avenue and Beech Street, watch The Lorax and enjoy The Working Stiffs before the movie.
Sunday, Aug. 17, Lents Park, Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard watch Despicable Me 2 and enjoy The Sale before the movie.
For a complete list of free summer movies at Portland parks, visit portlandparks.org and click on Summer Free for All.
Make a round reed basket
Learn to make round reed baskets at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Tuesday, Aug. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. This class is suitable for children 12 and up and adults of all skill levels. Beginners will choose from three different basketry styles: wide table, tall kitchen utility or flower pot holder. Each basket style teaches basic skills and terminology. Experienced students will have numerous choices, each teaching new skills while reinforcing the basics. Choose from a palette of more than 14 colors. Get information on dye sources and techniques. Materials, handouts, samples and tools provided. Instructors are Roger Besselievre and Carol Ross. Preregistration is required at 503-823-1671. The class fee is $35. A $10 material fee is payable to the instructors at the beginning of class. Register at leachgarden.org or 503-823-1671. This class repeats Saturday, Aug. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.
Big screen on the green
The final free movie event of the summer at Glendoveer Golf Course, 14015 N.E. Glisan St., is Saturday, Aug. 23. Bring blankets or chairs to enjoy Frozen with friends and family. Food and beverage will be available for sale. The fun begins at 7 p.m. The movie will be screened at dusk.
Free swims for all
What could be better on a hot summer day than a dip in cool swimming pool? Portland Parks & Recreation offers free swims at pools around the city through Aug. 29.
Montavilla Pool, 8219 N.E. Glisan St., has a free session every Tuesday from 1 until 2:30 p.m.
Other pools with free open play swim sessions are:
Buckman Pool, 320 S.E. 16th Ave., Wednesdays from 1:05 to 3 p.m.
Columbia Pool, 7701 N. Chautauqua Blvd., Wednesdays from 2:10 to 3:50 p.m.
Creston Pool, 4454 S.E. Powell Blvd., Mondays from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Grant Pool, 2300 N.E. 33rd Ave., Wednesdays from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Peninsula Pool, 700 N. Rosa Parks Way, Thursdays from 1 to 2:55 p.m.
Pier Pool, 9341 N. St. Johns Ave., Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sellwood Pool, 7951 S.E. 7th Ave., Wednesdays from 7:20 to 8:50 p.m.
For a complete list of free summer events offered by Portland Parks & Recreation, visit portlandparks.org and click on Summer Free for All.
Portland Parks and Recreation will set up a free rock wall for climbing at these locations:
Saturday, Aug. 2 at Earl Boyles Park, Southeast 112th Avenue and Boise Street from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 at East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Centennial SUN School, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave. from 1:45 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Montavilla Community Center, 8219 N.E. Glisan St. from 1:45 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Hancock Park, Northeast 90th Avenue and Tillamook Street from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7 at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 S.E. 112th Ave. from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7 at Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave. from 1:45 to 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8 at Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street from 1:45 to 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8 at Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Mon, Aug. 11 at Montavilla Community Center, 8219 N.E. Glisan St. 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Mon, Aug. 18 at Lincoln Park, Southeast 135th Avenue and Mill Street from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Mon, Aug. 18 at Raymond Park, Southeast 118th Avenue and Raymond Street from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Mon, Aug. 18 at Ventura Park, Southeast 115th Avenue and Stark Street from 1:45 to 4 p.m.
Tue, Aug. 19 at Gilbert Primary Park, Southeast 134th Avenue and Foster Road from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Tue, Aug. 19 at Montavilla Community Center, 8219 N.E. Glisan St. from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21 at Argay Park, Northeast 141st Avenue and Failing Street from 1:45 to 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 29 at East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The craft of gardening
University of Oregon Professor Emeritus Kenneth Helphand comes to Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for Leach Garden After Hours. He explores the origins of the craft of gardening. Discover why gardens look the way they do. Through incredible global imagery, including the great gardens of the world, learn about the complex and intertwined historical relationship between gardens and agriculture. This lovely evening includes cocktails and appetizers. After the presentation, there will be plenty of time to relax on the East Terrace or go for a guided stroll in the garden. Space is limited and reservations are required. The fee is $30 for members, $35 non-members. Register at leachgarden.org or 503-823-1671.
PHS class of 1954
Celebrate 60 years with the Parkrose High class of 1954, Thursday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., in Clackamas. You must register with Gary Vaillancourt at 503-658-3093 by Aug. 1.
PHS class of 1959
The Parkrose High class of 1959 55th reunion is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24. Classmates will gather at Jim Dandys Drive In, 9626 N.E. Sandy Blvd., for a no-host event at 5 p.m. Saturday. Theyll follow up the night of revelry with a potluck picnic at Blue Lake Park, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive at 1 p.m. Sunday. Direct questions or send your RSVP to Carolyn Okita at firstname.lastname@example.org or Parkrose Class of 1959, 4145 N.E. 136th Ave.
PHS class of 1964
To mark 50 years since graduation, the Parkrose High class of 1964 gathers at the Portland Yacht Club, 1241 N.E. Marine Drive, Saturday, Aug. 2 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Register and make payment of $30 per person for the buffet dinner and no-host bar to Parkrose Class of 1964, 3035 S.W. Underwood Dr., Portland, OR 97225. Find Parkrose64 on Facebook to share photos and memories now.
PHS class of 1974
The Parkrose High class of 1974 celebrates 40 years Saturday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at East Moreland Golf Club, 2425 S.E. Bybee Blvd. Organizers are Linda Olsen Rowles, Jeanine DuBay Cavagnaro, Jon Gornick, Helen Parsons Gorham, Ronda Hiatt Setser, Malia McClain-Sullivan and John Ingle.
PHS class of 1984
A casual event in the old neighborhood is planned for the 30th reunion of the Parkrose High Class of 1984 Saturday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bistro 23, 5530 N.E. 122nd Ave. Tickets are $30 per person. Buy them here: https://squareup.com/market/parkrose-hs-1984-reunion
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Church hosts barbecue fundraiser
The annual Parkrose Community United Church of Christ auction and partner appreciation barbecue is Saturday, Aug. 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 12505 N.E. Halsey St. Admission is free with a donation of two cans of food or $5 to SnowCap Community Charities.
Dinner service and the silent auction begin at 3 p.m. followed by a live auction at 6 p.m. Funds raised support SnowCap, Human Solutions and other community outreach programs.
PCUCC is in its fifth year as a partner with Human Solutions, whose mission is to help low-income and homeless families and individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities. From November through April of each year, church property becomes a family warming shelter, serving hundreds of children and families annualy.
Since the congregation began in 1913, it has been committed to community outreach and development in the Parkrose neighborhood and East Multnomah County. In recent years, after a merge with Eastminster Presbyterian, the congregation focused on tackling food insecurity in the community by dedicating nearly an acre of church land for a 100-plot community garden in partnership with Grow Portland. Parishioners work one 50x50 garden space that benefits the Oregon Food Bank. In addition, they took over operation of the Parkrose Farmers Market, moving it to the churchs parking lot.
Furthermore, PCUCC is in the beginning stages of a partnership with the Portland Fruit Tree Project to build a community fruit orchard.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
Gardeners taking the month off
Villa Garden Club members will spend August sipping cool beverages in their gardens. No meeting is scheduled. Monthly meetings resume in September, the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S.E. 139th Ave. Meetings include guest presenters. Novice gardeners are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch. Call Velda Altig at 503-252-7423 to learn more.
Seniors need fans
As the temperature climbs outside, many homebound seniors are struggling to keep cool in houses that have no fans or air conditioning. Each year, citizens from throughout the greater Portland-Vancouver area respond to this need by donating fans to help keep frail elderly neighbors comfortable during the summer heat.
Meals on Wheels People is again asking for donations of fans to help keep homebound seniors cool and health as summer temperatures continue.
Fans can be delivered to Cherry Blossom Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.; IRCO Center, 10301 N.E. Glisan St.; Rockwood Center, 124 N.E. 181st Ave. or to any other of the agencys 34 meal sites the metropolitan Portland area. Learn more at mealsonwheelspeople.org.
Greet and meet
Welcome customers, community partners and guests in person and on the telephone as Ride Connections front line volunteer receptionist at its new facility at 9955 N.E. Glisan St. Monday through Friday daytime hours. This is a great opportunity to learn, be of service and have a great experience. Call 503-528-1738 or email email@example.com for more information.
Music in the park
Portland Parks & Recreation brings live music to area parks. All concerts are free. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket or chairs, and spend time with family and friends under the summer sky. Heres a list of parks in or near Memo country. Go to portlandparks.org and click on Summer Free for All for the complete list.
Ventura Park, Southeast 115th Avenue and Stark Street. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 6 The Dusu Mali Band - improvisational African jazz
Aug. 13 Vagabond Opera - eccentric operatic cabaret
Parklane Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Main Street. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 20 The David Gerald Band - contemporary Detroit blues
Aug. 27 Copper and Coal - vintage country songstresses
Berrydale Park, Southeast 92nd Avenue and Taylor Street. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 14 Sneakin Out - classical, rock, bluegrass mayhem
Aug. 21 The Barn Door Slammers - honky tonk and western swing
Aug. 28 Woodbrain - edgy psychedelic blues
Local talent set to entertain
Drama and music camp for the fun of it
For the eighth summer, Parkrose United Methodist Church, 11111 N.E. Knott St., offers a music and drama camp to young people entering grades 3 through 8. The camp is under the direction of talented music instructors, Molly Fazio, from Lloyd Light Middle School, and Lesley Bossert, from Parkrose High School. The camp fee is $50. Scholarships and family prices are available on the basis of financial need. The camp will be held Aug. 4 through 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A family barbeque will be held Aug. 8 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 503-654-4817. Space is limited to 40 campers.
Visit preschool now
Its back-to-school time at Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool, 11560 S.E. Market St. Only a few spots remain for kids who will be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1. Schedule a tour now at 503-256-1835.
Eat fresh, eat better
Local residents, age 55 and older, are invited to a Healthy Eating Resource Fair, Monday, Aug. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
The event will host food vendors, a cooking demonstration featuring recipes using fresh foods and information on the local Meals on Wheels program and the Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program.
Eligible attendees also will be able to sign up for Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition checks. The pre-printed checks are to be used at local farm stands and farmers markets to encourage recipients to eat fresh foods.
Walk across the new pedestrian bridge
Join the Gresham Senior Hiking Outdoor Group for a free walking tour of downtown Portland along the waterfront Wednesday, Aug. 20. Depart Ambleside Center, 600 N.E. 8th Ave., in Gresham on MAX at 10 a.m. for the ride downtown across the Steel Bridge. Explore the west bank of the Willamette from there to the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Bridge. Walk this pedestrian friendly bridge to OMSI for a lunch stop before boarding MAX for the return trip. Bring a sack lunch, sunglasses and a hat.
This walk is described as an easy three mile walk. Roundtrip MAX ticket for Honored Citizens (65 and over) is $2.
FAITH and VALUES
Bless your pet
In remembrance of St. Francis of Assisis love for all creatures, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132 Ave., hosts a blessing of the animals Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Bring your pet (properly restrained), a photo of your pet or your favorite stuffed animal.
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
Mill Park Neighborhood Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Mill Park, Southeast 117th and Mill Court beginning at 5 p.m. Local fire, police and ambulance crews will be on hand. There will be free music, a free bounce house and free food while it lasts.
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 through Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Tuesdays through Aug.19 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays through Aug. 22 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Mondays through Aug. 18 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays through Aug. 19 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Black Storytime: The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with favorite adult and other family members). Saturdays through Aug. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
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 through Aug. 17 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. Please bring your own supplies. Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Music and More from the Land Down Under: Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, science, puppetry, comedy, character building, reading motivation and audience participation. Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Smarty Pants: This fun, interactive game show for audiences of all ages, tests contestants knowledge about making healthy choices for themselves, their families and communities. Through a partnership with Kaiser Permanentes Educational Theatre Program, the Oregon Childrens Theatre is able to offer free performances based around themes of health and wellness. Thursday, Aug. 7 from 12:30 to 12:55 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. Saturday, Aug. 9 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Spin! Pop! Boom!: Watch in awe as the Mad Scientist creates numerous versions of erupting science. Everything is guaranteed to be amazing. Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
The Fascinating World of Reptiles: Join the Reptile Man, aka Richard Ritchey, in meeting his outstanding crew of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises. Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Family Folk Dances from Around the World: Janet Trygstad teaches fun folk dances from many countries. Learn popular dances such as the Maypole from England, the Mexican Hat Dance, Hurry Skurry from Sweden, and Zemer Atik from Israel. The dances are easy for children to learn and adults will enjoy them, too. All ages, from toddlers to grandparents, are welcome. Friday, Aug. 22 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Ugandan Orphans Spread Hope for Children in Poverty: The Ugandan Orphans Choir, a group of 10 talented children ranging from 8 to 12, performs traditional Ugandan songs and dances. These exuberant children delight audiences with their African drumming, dancing and singing. Each has a story to tell about how their lives have been changed through the power of education provided through Childcare Worldwides sponsorship program. Be sure to experience this unique and authentic night of cultural song, dance and storytelling. Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 6:45 p.m.
Bucket Drumming: Bring out the buckets and make some noise. Drumming doesnt have to happen on fancy expensive equipment, it can be done on table tops and buckets. Learn how. For teens in grades 612. Monday, Aug. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Read to the Dogs: Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Registration is required; call 503-988-5392. Saturday, Aug. 23 from noon-2 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.
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.
Stories from Home: Join Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council and Multnomah County Library for a literacy event. Authors will read from their works: The Traveler by Palestinian American author, Mohammad Bader; Where Is Home? by West African singer and songwriter, Parfait Bassale; and Life at Refugee Camp in Bhutan by Bhutanese poet and writer, Moti Rizal. In addition, there will be a cultural performance by Gauri Rajbaidya and his band. Saturday, Aug. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Computer Lab: Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills. Tuesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. when assistance in Vietnamese is available and Fridays from 2:30 to 5 p.m. when assistance in Chinese is available.
E-books and Audiobooks-Hands-On Help: Got an e-reader? Like to read on your tablet? Want to read or listen to a book on your phone or iPod? Drop in for one-on-one help. Please bring your device and any other equipment you need to download and transfer. Made possible in part by The Library Foundation. Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
TechnoHosts: Free one-on-one computer help for the whole family. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vietnamese Computer Basics: Learn how to use the library catalog, email, surf the web, word processing and other basic computer skills. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 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 through Aug. 14 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Book Babies: Storytime for children from birth to 12 months with adult. Thursdays through Aug. 14 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays through Aug. 15 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays through Aug. 15 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Saturdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children 6 years and younger with adult. Saturdays through Aug. 16 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Floreo de Soga: With grace and finesse, the Mendoza family presents traditional rope maneuvers and bailables of charros (Mexican cowboys) that have been passed on for generations. The performers wear traditional gear and clothing while demonstrating rope skills and tricks. Between demonstrations, they perform ballet folklórico including El Gavilán and La Bruja in traditional dress. Saturday, Aug. 9 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Billy Bradley Bakes Bread Badly: Billy Bradley bakes bread badly, Billys brother Ben bakes bread better every word in this hilarious song begins with the letter B. Come hear this and other songs and stories like Toast, Jenny Has a Dog and The Camel with a Runny Nose. Courtney Campbell is an engaging, delightful entertainer. Her highly interactive performances are suitable for families and children 3 to 8 years old. Courtney performs world-wide and also stars in the PBS TV/DVD series Mustard Pancakes. Please come and join in the fun. Thursday, Aug. 14 from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Spectacular Arcade for Kids: Join Tinker Camp and imagine, design and create your one- of-a-kind arcade game using cardboard, recycled materials and electronic components such as LED lights and motors. Saturday, Aug. 23 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Read to the Dogs: Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Registration is required; call 503-988-5386. Saturday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon and Monday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Minecraft Club: Meet up to chat about all things Minecraft. Review mods, participate in building challenges, or work together to complete a map. Bring your own laptop or use belonging to the library. Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This Is Our World: Teens will work with professional artists to explore their world through the lens of a camera. Learn camera basics along with cinematography, composition and basic editing techniques, and delve into the visual avenues for telling a story. All are invited to attend the final class for a mini art show for the participants to share their stories and showcase their accomplishments. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Monday-Friday, Aug. 25-29 from 1 to 2:30 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: Engage in conversation with native English speakers who want to practice their Spanish and with native Spanish speakers who want to practice their English. There will be time for conversation in both languages. 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 The Pelican Brief by John Grisham. Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Monday, Aug. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Vietnamese Computer Lab: Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills. Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
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