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Service resource fair
The annual East County Resource Fair will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Fir Ridge Campus, 11215 S.E. Market St.
This fair is a useful community resource for those interested in finding out what kinds of services are available for families, students and staff. Representatives from local community colleges, employment agencies, and mental and social service agencies will be present. Contact Catherine Nyhan, counseling, Fir Ridge Campus at 503-256-6530, ext. 8102, for more information.
Protect your family
Community Energy Project will offer a free lead poisoning prevention workshop at Roseway Heights SUN School, 7334 N.E. Siskiyou St., on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This family-friendly workshop focuses on effects of lead, testing methods and how to protect your family from lead poisoning. Participants receive a free kit of testing and cleaning materials worth $30. Please call 503-284-6827 or email@example.com to register.
The same group will present free weatherization workshops at three Mid-county locations this month: on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.; on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alice Ott SUN School, 12500 S.E. Ramona St; and on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold Oliver Elementary, 15811 S.E. Main St.
These workshops focus on simple, do-it-yourself draft-stopping techniques to lower your energy bill and make your home more comfortable. Learn how to install materials such as internally mounted vinyl storm window kits, door weather stripping and more. Income-qualified participants receive a free kit of materials valued at $150.
Please call 503-284-6827 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Lend a hand
Columbia Slough Watershed Council is partnering with SOLV this fall to work on projects within the Columbia Slough Watershed as part of SOLV's Team Up for Watershed Health program. This is a great opportunity to get connected, be involved, learn about the importance of healthy streams and rivers to local urban wildlife, and make a positive impact in the watershed.
You can help at Wilkes Creek on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. For specifics and to register, contact Brett Lyon at 503-844-9571, ext. 322, or email@example.com.
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Following is a listing of upcoming neighborhood meetings. Be aware that schedules are subject to change without notice.
East Precinct Citizen's Advisory public meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in the East Precinct Community Room, 737 S.E. 106th Ave.
East Portland Neighborhood Organization, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the EPNO office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave.
Mill Park Neighborhood Association general membership meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave.
Centennial Community Association general membership meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Harold Oliver Intermediate School, 15840 S.E. Taylor St., Room 65.
Wilkes Community Group general membership meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Teamsters Complex, Joe Edgar Hall, 1850 N.E. 162nd Ave.
East Portland Land Use Committee meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at EPNO, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave.
Citywide Landlord Forum public meeting, Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at EPNO, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave.
Russell Neighborhood Association general membership meeting, Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Hampton Hall Conference Room, Western States Chiropractic College, 2900 N.E. 132nd Ave.
Parkrose Heights Association of Neighbors will have a board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Parkrose United Methodist Church, 11111 N.E. Knott St. There will be no meeting in December.
Neighbors who participated in a neighborhood survey in September had the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to Applebee's Restaurant. The lucky winner was Scott Gustafson.
To learn more about PHAN and how you can get involved, contact Carol Williams, association chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-255-9596.
Discover the power of a good story
Storytelling is a powerful medium that has been used through the ages to pass down culture, history and values. Its rich vocabulary and lyrical language foster literacy, understanding and learning for all ages.
Experience the skill of professional storytellers and share your own story at Multnomah County Library's Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival, Nov. 13-17.
Read your most embarrassing high school journal entry out loud. Take a raucous romp through "Love Lost, Found and Fumbled" with Beth Horner. Listen to stories and songs with Andy Offutt Irwin. Most people have an inner kid. Irwin has an outer one.
In addition to Horner and Irwin, the festival features acclaimed international teller Carol Russell, as well as regional tellers Rick Huddle and Anne Rutherford. Events are scheduled at various libraries and locations throughout the community; most are free.
"Storytelling helps people make personal connections to other people and events that are outside their own experiences, and to learn about people and places of which they've never even dreamed," Youth Librarian Natasha Forrester said.
For teller biographies, educator resources and a schedule of events, visit the Tapestry of Tales Web site: www.multcolib.org/events/tales. The Library Foundation supports Tapestry of Tales Storytelling Festival.
Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.multcolib.org/agcy/grh.html, 503-988-5386
Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.
Pajama Time: Bedtime stories for the whole family. Wednesdays from 7 to 7:30 p.m., except Nov. 21.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Thursdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except Nov. 22.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Tapestry of Tales Family Matinee: Enjoy a storytelling performance by some of the finest storytellers in the nation. Featuring nationally known storyteller Beth Horner. Recommended for all ages. Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes prior to the program. Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 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. For teens in grades 6-12. Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., except Nov. 8 and 22.
Teen Lounge Unplugged: Dance Dance Revolution: The second Thursday of the month is DDR Day. Anyone in grades 6-12 is invited to jump around like a fool to DDR. Compete with a friend, or just try it out yourself. No experience necessary. Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Bamboo Candlesticks: Create bright and colorful candlesticks from various shapes and sizes of bamboo with artist Kathy Karbo. For teens in grades 6-12. Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes prior to the program. Friday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Read to the Dogs SM: Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from the DoveLewis Animal Assisted Therapy and Education Program. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5386. Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday Arts & Crafts: Come after school and go home with a new creation. Recommended for kids 5 to 12 years. Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4 to 5:30 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.
Pageturners: Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Read "Saturday" by Ian McEwan. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Computer Lab: Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills. Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
TechnoHosts: Volunteers help you search the Web, use e-mail, and look up materials with the library's online catalog. Assistance in Vietnamese is available. Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., www.multcolib.org/agcy/mid.html, 503-988-5392
Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.
Story Stop: Stories for children newborn to 6 years. Mondays through Saturdays from 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. except Nov. 22.
Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months. Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months. Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months. Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years. Thursdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m., except Nov. 22.
Stories About Not Sharing: Germs, that is! Join library staff for a fun and timely storytime about germs and how not to share them with your friends. The library is pleased to present this family health storytime including some gift books in English and Spanish in partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department. Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Shakin' Down the Acorns: The power of a well-told story or a lively tune to stir the emotions and kindle the imagination has been known since earliest times. A laugh, a jump, a stolen moment of magic and wonder, all come together when Joe and Paula McHugh cast their spell. Joe's storytelling draws from a rich treasure trove of American oral tradition including folktales, tall tales, humor and ghost stories. In addition, Joe and Paula play the fiddle, banjo and courting dulcimer. They demonstrate a variety of unique limberjack dolls and fiddle sticks. Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Teen Lounge and Homework Center: Use library computers, get homework help, or just do your homework and listen to music. For teens in grades 6-12. Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Read to the Dogs SM: Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog from the DoveLewis Animal Assisted Therapy and Education Program. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5392. Mondays, Nov. 5 and 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Talk Time: Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Citizenship Classes: Learn about the process of becoming a citizen. Prepare for your citizenship interview. Study United States history and government for the examination. Classes are in English and are taught by library volunteers. For more information, please call 503-988-4081. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5392 to register. Mondays, Nov. 5-Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Early Words: Finding Your Hidden Storyteller: Are you interested in finding new ways to promote children's language development? Storytelling is a wonderful way to enhance language experiences for children. Get ready for a fun learning experience with Anne-Louise Sterry. For child care providers who work or live in Multnomah County. Please find other arrangements for children. This is an adults' only workshop. For more information, call Martha Lillie at 503-988-5542. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning: Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Sunday, Nov. 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Pageturners: Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6:45 to 8 p.m.
Read "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" by Tom Standage.
Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Read "Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior" by Temple Grandin.
The Pursuit of Modernism: This presentation by Portland Art Museum docents will help attendees understand the progression and digressions of ideas that transported us to the intellectual challenges of contemporary art. Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Native American Collections in the Portland Art Museum: This presentation includes items similar to those described in The Journals of Lewis and Clark as well as artifacts from all areas of the museum's respected, extensive Native American collection. Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Computer Lab: Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills. Assistance in Russian is available. Tuesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Windows and Web for Beginners: This class combines Web Basics and Computer Basics. Students will learn basic computer terms and functions as well as introductory Internet skills. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cyber Seniors Computer Classes: This series of classes is for seniors who want to learn how to use a computer. You must register and attend all three sessions. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Mondays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Computer Basics: This class is designed for the complete beginner. Learn basic computer terms and keyboard and mouse skills. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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