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EVENTS, ACTIVITIES and CELEBRATIONS
Parkrose church turns 100
Parkrose Community United Church of Christ turns 100 years old this year. To celebrate, the parish is hosting a series of events in June and July.
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June marks the 100th anniversary of Parkrose Community United Church of Christ. Parkrose Community UCC is celebrating this momentous occasion with a number of festivities. Centennial celebration events at the church, 12505 N.E. Halsey St., a celebration service and birthday party Sunday, June 23, at 10 a.m., and an outdoor service and potluck picnic Sunday, July 21, at 10:00 a.m.

The congregation was started in June of 1913 as a Sunday school at a Parkrose dairy near the corner of what is now Northeast Sandy Boulevard and I-205. The first church building was constructed in 1917 at Northeast 105th Avenue and Wygant Street and with additions served the congregation until 2010 when it was sold to Iglesia la Luz del Mundo. After a period of sharing space with Parkrose United Methodist Church, Parkrose UCC purchased a new property at 12505 N.E. Halsey St. from Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Parkrose UCC merged with Eastminster Presbyterian congregation and assumed the ministries. In addition to the customary activities of the congregation, Parkrose UCC hosts the Human Solutions' Family Winter Warming Shelter and Grow Portland's Eastminster Community Garden, and is a founding partner of SnowCap Community Charities.

Call 503-253-5457. All other events are free. For more information please visit parkroseucc.org.

Dive in to your local pool
Swimming pools and summertime are the perfect combination. We are lucky to have access to some great pools here in mid-county.

The David Douglas Swim Pool, Southeast 130th Avenue and Taylor Court, offers public recreational swims Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:45 until 3:45 p.m. The cost is $2 for students, $3 for adults. Family Night swims are Friday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Families only please. Parents must be in the water with children. Small children must be potty trained. The fee is $5 per family.

Swimming lessons begin mid-June. There are four sessions available with multiple experience levels and 30-minute class start times ranging from 9:30 to 11:50 a.m. The cost is $30 per session. $10 per session if your child qualifies for reduced lunch. No charge for students qualifying for free lunch. Registration begins Monday, June 3 from 8 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday at the pool.

Call 503-261-9378 for more information.

The Parkrose High Swimming Pool, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., summer pool schedule runs Tuesday June 18 through Thursday Aug. 8. There is a water exercise class (no instructor) Monday through Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m.; and a recreational swim Monday through Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Call 503-408-2699 for fees and additional information.

Registration for lessons beginning June 18 are Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Each session is eight lessons. Class times are 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fees run from $42 to $56. There is a $3 out-of-district fee.

At press time, the East Portland Community Center Pool summer schedule was not available, but you can visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/60928 or call 503-823-3450 for the schedule and information.

Explore the natural discovery garden
Drop-in family fun is yours at Blue Lake Regional Park Natural Discovery Garden, 20500 N.E. Marine Drive in Fairview, from 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 1.

Gather ideas to make your yard pesticide-free, safe and fun for kids, songbirds, lakes and streams. All ages can explore an active worm bin, dig for “fossils,” discover, rub and sniff plants, find the softest leaves, and see what wildlife have to say about natural gardening. Come for the garden and stay to enjoy the park's many recreational activities. Free with $5 per vehicle ($7 per bus) fee. Free for bicycles and pedestrians.

Participate in Kalmiopsis discovery day
Namesake Lilla Leach's legacy is explored with special photos, displays, and storytelling on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Leach Botanical Garden's Manor House. Leach discovered five new plant species in the 20th century, among them the Kalmiopsis leachiana.
COURTESY LEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN
Learn about botanist Lilla Leach and the legacy she left at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave. Leach's wilderness treks in the early 1900s resulted in discovery of five new plant species including Kalmiopsis leachiana. Along the way, she had plenty of adventures in the wilds of the west. Enjoy special photos, displays, and storytelling in the Manor House Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free event.

Take your camera to the garden
If you enjoy taking pictures of plants and gardens, Digital Photography in the Garden at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave. will take your photography to a whole new level. Whether you are a beginner with a point-n-shoot camera or comfortable with digital single lens reflex, you'll progress beyond just taking pictures and will soon be crafting stunning photographs of the flora around you. Participants will spend the morning exploring a variety of techniques including macro, wider compositions, and how to capture the essence of a space. During the follow-up on a big screen, the class will look critically at images and discuss applying software and making finished selections. Bring any digital camera, full batteries and a desire to craft the light. If you have a tripod or special lenses or filters, be sure to bring them along.

This class is Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The instructor is Joshua McCullough, professional garden photographer and owner of PhytoPhoto.

Registration is required. The cost is $35 for garden members, $40 for non-members. Register online at www.leachgarden.org (click on classes & activities) or call 503-823-1671.

Sign up for PC summer basketball camp
Hosted at the Portland Christian Schools San Rafael campus, 12425 N.E. San Rafael St. June 17 through 21, this boys and girls basketball camp strives to be one of the best instructional youth camps in the Portland area. This camp is open to all students in the community, ages 7-13. Led by camp director and head PCHS boys varsity basketball coach Erik Lyslo and assistant coach Josh Burhenn, the focus of this camp will be to have fun while learning new skills and creating relationships.

Ages seven to nine will meet from 9 a.m. until noon; ages 10-13 will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The individual rate is $70, two or more players signing up together (teammates or siblings) will pay $60 per student.

The registration deadline is June 12. For more information or to register, please call 503-256-3960.

Explorando el Columbia Slough
Celebrate nature in the city and the Columbia Slough at this bilingual family outdoor festival brought to you by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 N.E. 47th Ave. It offers activities in Spanish and English for all ages. Explorando is free, and includes guided canoe trips, live music, folk dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, workshops, and more. The first 350 visitors receive a free Explorando 2013 t-shirt.

Step into the woods
Bring your family into the woods for nature games with Metro staff and volunteer naturalists during Family Nature Explorers at Oxbow Regional Park, Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kick off your shoes, run in the grass, use your “owl eyes,” stalk like a fox and play “nutty squirrels.” Suitable for ages four and older. $5 per vehicle ($7 per bus) fee. Registration and payment of $11 per family required in advance. Register and pay online by visiting oregonmetro.gov/events. Find your event by searching or browsing and then follow the instructions.

Oxbow is located in the Sandy River Gorge. From I-84, take the Troutdale exit (17). Go past the truck stop to the light and turn right on 257th. Go three miles to Division Street and turn left. Continue east for five miles following the signs. Turn left on Oxbow Parkway and drive 1.6 miles to the park entrance.

Serving free lunch for your kids
The Parkrose School District will serve lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning June 17 at Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St. Lunch is free to children up to age 18. Adults will be asked to pay $3. The program continues through Aug. 30. There will be no service on Thursday, July 4.

Create beautiful potted displays for your garden
Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., kicks off its summer after-hours series with Fillers, Thrillers and Spillers with special guest Kym Pokorny of the Oregonian Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

She will share her secrets for creating pots with style. While you enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers, Pokorny will build several pots with different themes and leave you with plant lists and tips for your own pots. You may even go home with one of her creations. Afterward, there will be time to enjoy music and refreshments on the East Terrace, informal visits with Pokorny, and guided strolls in the garden. This is a perfect mid-week evening out.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Members pay $30. The fee is $35 for non-members and includes a special garden membership.

Register online at www.leachgarden.org (click on Classes & Events - Garden Events) or call 503-823-1671.

Bring your own boat
Bring your boat for a guided tour the Whitaker Slough led by CSWC staff and volunteers.
COURTESY COLUMBiA SLOUGH WATERSHED COUNCiL
Load up your canoe or kayak for a springtime paddle Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 N.E. 47th Ave. Columbia Slough Watershed Council staff and volunteers will lead this group trip on Whitaker Slough in search of twilight wildlife. There is a $5 suggested donation. This activity is suitable for adults and teens. You must bring your own canoe or kayak and lifejacket to participate in this paddle trip. No equipment is available to borrow from the CSWC. Advanced registration is required by emailing info@columbiaslough.org or calling 503-281-1132.

Create beautiful potted displays for your garden
Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., kicks off its summer after-hours series with Fillers, Thrillers and Spillers with special guest Kym Pokorny of the Oregonian Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

She will share her secrets for creating pots with style. While you enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers, Pokorny will build several pots with different themes and leave you with plant lists and tips for your own pots. You may even go home with one of her creations. Afterward, there will be time to enjoy music and refreshments on the East Terrace, informal visits with Pokorny, and guided strolls in the garden. This is a perfect mid-week evening out.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Members pay $30. The fee is $35 for non-members and includes a special garden membership.
Register online at www.leachgarden.org (click on Classes & Events - Garden Events) or call 503-823-1671.

REUNIONS
PHS class of 1969
The Parkrose High class of 1969 meets for lunch on the second Wednesday of each month. A new location is chosen monthly. Wednesday, June 12, classmates will meet back in old stompin' grounds at the Wooden Chicken Pub, 12500 N.E. Sandy Blvd., beginning at 12:30 p.m. Watch for postings on the Parkrose Class of 69 Facebook page and the Parkrose High Alumni Association Facebook page.

PHS class of 1983
It's been 30 years since you strolled the halls of Parkrose High, so it's time to reconvene, share stories, remember fun times and create new memories. The class of 1983 will gather at Windows Skyroom and Terrace at the Red Lion-Portland Convention Center, 1021 N.E. Grand Ave., Friday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. Register at classicreunions.com. Prices increase after June 20, so do it now. Send your questions to parkrose1983@classicreunioins.com and get in touch with classmates now at Parkrose High School Class of 1983 on Facebook.

Parkrose music education: The first 100 years
Singer, songwriter and musician Gary Ogan, middle, is one of many alumni performing at Parkrose Music History: the first 100 years in September. Ogan has been in many bands over the decades. The one pictured here performing at the Refectory restaurant in the 70s was called Salt with Kelly Stites and Bill Lamb, right.
COURTESY GARY OGAN
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Parkrose School District. In celebration, the Parkrose High Alumni Association remembers the music teachers that impacted the lives of Parkrose students over the years and bring together alumni to perform at Parkrose Music History: the first 100 years, Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Parkrose Farmers' Market, part of the district's centennial celebration that weekend.

Please share memories of your favorite music teachers on the Parkrose High Alumni Association Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ParkroseAlumni?ref=hl) or at parkrosealumni@gmail.com. If you are an alumnus who would like to perform, please do the same. The committee is especially interested in reuniting Debonairs from across the years.

Watch this space for more centennial celebration news in the coming months.

FUNDRAISERS
Donate cans for cookies
The first Saturday every month is the day to drop off your returnables at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., In June, the date is Saturday, June 1 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Next month, the date set is Saturday, July 6.
Tim E. Curran
Parkrose Bronco Boosters and supporters of Outdoor School want to see you at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., Saturday, June 1 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with your refundable cans and bottles. Funds raised will help send Parkrose sixth graders to Outdoor School next year where each will receive a wooden cookie name tag. Drop off your donation on your way to the Parkrose Farmers Market across the street.

CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
Gardeners to go touring
Villa Garden Club meets Thursday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S. E. 139th Ave. Bring a lunch. A tour of a couple of club member gardens will follow the meeting. Please call Velda Altig at 503-252-7423 to learn more.

THE ARTS
Bring bold to your canvasses
Artist Ray Baxter is the guest instructor at Portland Fine Arts Guild classes this month. His focus is on painting big and bold. He claims, “There are many advantages to painting with big brushes on a large canvas. A larger canvas encourages looseness as you have more canvas to cover.”

In his classes you will learn to choose the area of interest by using details, complementary colors and highlights. Learn to use a limited palette for harmony in the painting and easier color mixing. Learn how to attack a painting step by step from the under painting to the final highlight stroke.

Baxter says, “Bold subjects, colors and texture, create paintings that will keep interest.”

Classes are Monday June 3, 10 and 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Russellville Grange Hall, 12105 N.E. Prescott St.

The cost is $12 for Guild members, $15 for non-members.

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Catch a spring concert
The East County Community Orchestra, under the direction of Jack Mahoney, will perform Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the David Douglas Horner Performing Arts Center, 1500 S.E. 130th Ave. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Savor the sound
Portland Chamber Music will present a concert Friday, June 14, from 7 to 8 p.m., at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St. Admission is by free-will offering. The church is a beautiful mid-century modern building, with good acoustics for a truly enjoyable experience.

EDUCATION
Classes offered in small doses
Mt. Hood Community College is bringing back a beloved community event, the Strawberry Short Course Festival. Held June 22 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., this event is open to adults, families and kids. Enjoy this opportunity to sample short courses on fun and interesting topics at no cost. Vendors are welcome to sell their products or market a business. Free strawberry shortcake will be served. Join this celebration of the revival of the Strawberry Short Course Festival. Sign up online to RSVP, volunteer to teach a class, or be a vendor. Details are at mhcc.edu/strawberry.

Enroll your preschooler now
Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool, 11560 S.E. Market St., is now enrolling for the 2013 school year. If your child will be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1, check out this program. It has been in the community for over 45 years. Learn more at www.glcportland.org/preschool and set up your visit soon as classes fill quickly.

SENIOR RESOURCES
Aging in place
Whatever you call it - a community, a tribe, a support network - it takes a village to successfully age-in-place. Older adults want to remain in their own homes as long as possible, but they'll need a village to do it.

Learn about the local village movement, weigh in on what you need to age-in-place, explore resources, and enjoy a lively conversation: Saturday, June 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.

This event is a joint presentation of AARP Oregon and the Eastside Village PDX planning group. The Eastside Village PDX project is made possible in part through grant funding from the City of Portland and SE Uplift's Neighborhood Small Grants Program.

Preventing falls by elderly
Nearly one third of older adults in the U.S. fall each year, causing disruption of health and comfort, serious - sometimes fatal - injury, and increased health care costs. Prevention is the first step to a solution.

St. Matthew Episcopal Church is hosting Take the Right Steps, a falls prevention program, offered by Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Trauma Nurses Talk Tough team. The event will be Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. until noon, at 11229 N.E. Prescott St. Admission is free, and there is ample parking.

HEALTH and WELLNESS
Living with rheumatoid arthritis
Learn about rheumatoid arthritis and resources to improve your health and well-being while living with chronic pain, Thursday, June 6 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Speakers include Dr. Shawn Macalaester and Lynn Schemmer-Valleau of the Living Well with Chronic Conditions Project.

FAITH and VALUES
Summer preschool begins this month
Portland Christian Schools, 11845 S.E. Market St., offers “Thank you Father for makin'…Me!” weekdays from June 6 through August 20 for children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years old. The program includes activities and field trips. Rates are based on days and hours attended. To learn more, contact Michelle Antal at 503-256-5455 ext. 324 or michelle.antal@pcschools.org.

Summer camp offered for elementary students
Portland Christian Schools, 11845 S.E. Market St., offers “Circle of Friends - Being friends with Jesus” weekdays from June 14 through August 23 for kindergarten graduates through sixth grade. The program includes activities and field trips. Rates based on the number of days attended. To learn more, contact Michelle Antal at 503-256-5455 ext. 324 or michelle.antal@pcschools.org.

Summer day camp, vacation bible school
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 S.E. Market St. Day camp for children in the first through sixth grades is the week of July 15. Camp starts at 9 a.m. all days, and ends at 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon on Friday. Lunch is included. The enrollment fee is $25 per child.
Vacation bible school for 4- and 5-year-olds is also July 15 through 19, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. The enrollment fee is $15.

There is a maximum family charge of $40 for enrollment in any combination of day camp and vacation bible school participants. Pick up a registration form at the church office, call 503-256-1835, or download a form at glcportland.org.

LIBRARIES
Play the summer reading game
Beginning June 14, kids and teens can visit any Multnomah County Library to sign up for the Summer Reading game. Participation is free. The program runs through Aug. 31. The Summer Reading program is made possible by The Library Foundation. To learn more, visit multcolib.org/summer-reading.

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 beginning June 20 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Thursdays beginning June 20 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m..

Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays beginning June 21 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays beginning June 21 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Family Storytime: Storytime for children 6 years and younger with adult. Saturdays beginning June 22 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Teen Lounge and Homework Center: Use library computers, get homework help, or just do your homework and listen to music. Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 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 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Pageturners Book Group: Read “The Prisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York” by Deborah Blum. 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. For discussion Wednesday, June 19, 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.

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 newborn to 12 months with adult. Tuesdays beginning June 18 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Wednesdays beginning June 19 and Fridays beginning June 21 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Wednesdays beginning June 19 and Fridays beginning June 21 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Thursdays beginning June 20 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Family Storytime: Storytime for children 2 to 7 years with adult. Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Black Storytime: The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 with a favorite adult and other family member. Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Chinese Storytime: Storytime presented in Cantonese for children ages newborn to 6 years with adult. Saturdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Yarn Club: Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, join the fun and learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Deep Woods: In this musical puppet show, children's performer Red Yarn will lead audiences into the Deep Woods, a magical forest inhabited by the animals of American folklore. Mixing live musical performance with puppetry and interactive storytelling, this program engages children with the songs and stories of our national heritage. Saturday, June 1 from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Story Exploration with Portland Children's Museum: It's the museum that's on the move. Portland Children's Museum is visiting the library to celebrate literacy. Join museum storytellers and artists for an interactive storytime and an exploration of your own stories through art activities. For children ages 3 to 8. Saturday, June 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Folded Face Puppets: In this workshop, children will create moving mouth puppets. Puppetkabob will show you how to fold paper to create the roaring mouth of a dinosaur, then add spots and spikes to complete your design. Or add yellow and black stripes to make a big-mouth bee. Or you can even add a bill to make a happy quacking duck. Anything is possible. Saturday, June 29 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Chess Club for Children and Teens: Have fun playing chess. Beginning, intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Bring your own set or use belonging to the library. Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

Read to the Dogs SM: Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners®. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5392. Tuesdays, June 4 and 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Doing Dough - Hands-on Pizza Class: From the dough to the fixings, Jean Johnson will show you how to make mini veggie pizzas. Participants will learn to mix yeast dough and watch it rise while slicing and dicing the toppings. Expect homemade tomato sauce from Jean's organic garden as well as a raft of veggie goodies. Participants can take their pizza home in a pie plate to bake. For teens in grades 6-12. Wednesday, June 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 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.

It's Tomorrow - Overcoming Procrastination: Now that it's summer, how are those New Year's resolutions turning out? Are they still worth pursuing or have they been permanently kicked to the curb? Consulting hypnotist Christine Dupres, will help you identify when you procrastinate, determine the value in what you want to accomplish, and then reward you for a job well done. Saturday, June 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

E-books and More 101: Want to know how to download free e-books and audiobooks from the library? This class will cover the basics including set-up and downloading. Please bring your device and any other equipment you need to download and transfer to your device. Made possible in part by The Library Foundation. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Saturday, June 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Name That Tree-Get to Know the Trees in Your Neighborhood: Have you ever stopped to think about that tree in front of your house? How about those that shade the schoolyard or your walk to the bus stop? Portland is a Tree City USA, home to a diverse and growing urban canopy. Get on a first-name basis with the urban forest in this fun session with your neighborhood tree stewards. They will teach you how to use a tree identification book, and then you'll take your new skills for a walk. The first half of this program will take place in the library, the second half will be a short walk exploring the neighborhood's trees. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A Musical Conversation between Two Jazz Guitars: What happens when two jazz musicians - one from Portland, the other from New York - bump into each other in Portland and discover the possibilities of the guitar duo? A sound that's relaxed, intimate, highly thoughtful and thoroughly modern. Enjoy listening to this unique musical conversation between two jazz guitars, performed by Barry Glick and Neil Mattson. Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Pageturners: Engage in stimulating conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Read “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali for discussion Tuesday, June 11 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Read “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America” by Linda Laurence Hunt for discussion Wednesday, June 19 from 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Computer Lab: Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills. Tuesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Vietnamese Computer Basics: Learn how 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, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cantonese Computer Basics I: Learn basic computer terms and how to use a keyboard and mouse. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
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