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The MEMO Calendar is your vehicle to publicize community events. Let your Mid-County neighbors know about events of interest, meetings, fundraisers and the like.

To insure publication, please send submissions for each month by the 15th of the previous month. Calendar submissions for the July issue are due by Monday, June 16. For best results, e-mail Darlene Vinson at editor@midcountymemo.com. Or mail editorial submissions to 3510 N.E. 134th Ave.., Portland, OR, 97230. To leave a phone message, call 503-287-8904.

Summer youth passes
TriMet makes it easy for kids 18 or under to get around the region this summer by offering discounted youth passes by the month or a single three-month pass.

Summer Youth Passes let you ride wherever you want, whenever you want, all summer long for $16 a month. That’s less than half the normal monthly youth fare. Plus the passes are good for discounts at McDonalds and Oaks Park.

“Offering youth passes on both a monthly and summer-long basis gives families more choices,” said Fred Hansen, TriMet General Manager. “They can opt for the convenience of buying one pass for the whole summer, or the flexibility of buying one each month.”

Summer Youth Passes are now available. A single three-month pass costs $48 and is good for unlimited rides during June, July and August. Or, each one-month pass costs $16 and provides unlimited use for a single month. Passes can be purchased online at www.trimet.org, at the Customer Assistance Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square and at Tri-Met outlets, including Fred Meyer, Safeway, and most Albertson stores and at area schools.

Summertime is a great time for swimming
Parkrose Swim Club (PSC) is a local swim club registered with USA Swimming. They have experienced coaches that can coach any level of swimmer, or teach the basics to a new swimmer. They practice at Parkrose High School Community Center on 122nd Ave. and N.E. Shaver St. three to five days per week. The swimmers range in age from 7 years to 17 years old.

For a closer look at the team, review the April issue of Mid-County Memo. PSC is featured on the front page with an informative article about the club. For additional information on the team or swim lessons, please call 503-780-9077. Tryouts are Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. Feel free to stop by the pool for a tryout or for more information.

Free Seminars on health and wellness
The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is sponsoring a series of free Saturday seminars for the public in June on how acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can promote good health and ease the aches and pains we all have from time to time.

These medical techniques, developed over centuries in China, can be helpful in easing stress, tension and other ailments of modern life.

Each Saturday seminar starts at 10 a.m. and goes for 90 minutes.

The seminar on June 7th will focus on Chinese medicinal herbs.

On June 14th there will be a presentation on acupuncture. Sample treatments will be offered.

At the seminar on June 21st, the public will be introduced to the benefits of Oriental massage.

The final seminar on June 28th will demonstrate how gentle qigong meditative exercise can reduce stress and ease aches and pains.

The seminars are free, but space is limited. To reserve your place, call 503-253-3443 ext. 550. The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 10525 S.E. Cherry Blossom Drive, is near Mall 205.

Winged wonders
The walk-through butterfly aviary is back at The Oregon Zoo this summer. Learn about these wonderful creatures, and how you can attract them to your own backyard in this interesting, interactive exhibit, it opens on May 24th, and runs through Labor Day. There is an additional $2 fee for entrance, but go on June 10 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. and take advantage of Free Tuesday when the regular zoo admission is waived.

Learn to conserve
Community Energy Project educates over 1,500 Portland residents each year on weatherization, water conservation, and lead poisoning prevention. A free water conservation workshop will be offered Thursday, June 12, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Learn how to take control of your water and sewer bills. This workshop provides information on how to detect and repair leaks, water conservation ideas in and around your home, plus details on Portland’s water system. Each household will receive an instructional workbook and a free kit of materials worth $25. To register, call 503-284-6827.

Brown bag it and learn
Friday, June 13, Noon - 1:30 p.m. learn about the proposed 2003/04 Regulatory Improvement Workplan.
• What is the Workplan? Why is it important to businesses and neighborhoods?
• What City Codes or processes do you think should be changed or improved?
• Learn how to get your ideas for improvements on the List for the Workplan.
• How are the Planning Commission and City Council involved in the plan?
• Ask questions and get answers from staff in the Mayor’s office, Commissioner Leonard’s office, the Bureau of Development Services, & Bureau of Planning.

All are welcome to attend this free event. Bring your lunch to the 1900 SW 4th Avenue Building Second Floor Conference Room 2500-A.

Lunch and Learn Community Education brownbags are sponsored by the Bureau of Development Services. For more information, contact Martha Deal Shonya at 503-823-7822.


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