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EVENTS, ACTIVITIES and CELEBRATIONS
Parkrose Music Education the First 100 Years
Other Parkrose School District centennial events include a pre-game Tailgate Party, Friday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at parkroseedfdn.org (click on the Tailgate tab) for $30, but only a few seats remain. Buy them now as Tailgate Party tickets also provide entry to the 7 p.m. Bronco football game versus the Jefferson Democrats. Funds raised benefit the Parkrose Educational Foundation.
The morning of Saturday, Sept. 7 begins with a free pancake breakfast at Rossi Farm. The Parkrose Farmers' Market opens at 9 a.m., with more than 30 booths. A kid's parade from Prescott Elementary to Senn's Dairy Park begins at 11 a.m. Free hot dogs will be served in the park. An alumni soccer match is scheduled for 3 p.m. Free movie night at Rossi Farm begins at 6 p.m. The celebration concludes with a 21-and-over dance at the Russellville Grange at 9:30 p.m.
Find details on the district website parkrose.k12.or.us or call 503-408-2100.
Like the alumni Facebook page at Facebook.com/ParkroseAlumni and watch for updates there as well.
Learn about drinkable botanicals
Spend three consecutive Sundays exploring the art and science of integrating botanicals into cocktails at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., beginning Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Week one covers foraging techniques to glean wild flavors; week two focuses on creating infusions and syrups; week three will have you mixing up magic.
Lydia Reissmueller of TenderBar Cocktail Catering is the instructor. Registration is required and space is limited to 15 people. The fee is $65 per person, includes all materials and a complimentary Leach Garden membership. Participants must be 21 or over.
Register online at www.leachgarden.org or call 503-823-1671.
Wine tasting: art or science?
What could be better than an evening of wine tasting in a beautiful garden? Join experts from Division Wine Shop at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Friday, Sept. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to learn some important tips and techniques on the art of wine tasting. You will be offered several noteworthy Oregon wines to taste while enjoying music, food and guided strolls in the garden.
The fee is $35 per person and includes a complementary garden membership. Space is limited and reservations are required. Go to www.leachgarden.org or call 503-823-1671.
Family fun in Parkrose date set
Faithful Savior Ministries Lutheran Church, 11100 N.E. Skidmore St., hosts a family fun day Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a rock climbing wall, bounce house, food, balloon man, face painting, DJ, games and crafts-all free!
There will be a school supply and clothing give-away while supplies last. Meet and greet representatives from the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire Bureau, SnowCap Community Charities, and Thrivent. No registration is needed. For more information visit www.fsmpdx.com or call 503-257-9409, Tuesday through Friday between 2 and 5 p.m.
Talk like a pirate
All activities take place at the boat launch at 16650 N.E. Airport Way.
Parkrose High class of 1973 will celebrate its 40th reunion Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 4 p.m. at Kelly Creek Par and Grill at the Gresham Golf Course, 2157 N.E. Division St., in Gresham. All classes from 1968 through 1978 are invited. The $10 cover charge collected at the door will cover hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. There will be specials on hot dogs and burgers, or guests may order from the menu. Music by Hard Rain, featuring Parkrose alumnus Jon Towell begins at 7:30 p.m. No host bar. Raffle tickets.
To donate raffle prizes, contact Dave Schwarm at 619-884-7497.
Resurrection Players reunite
All members from the 34-year history of the Resurrection Players, a theater group based at Resurrection Lutheran Church, will gather Saturday, Sept. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1700 N.E. 132nd Ave. to share a catered meal and remember productions past.
If you built sets, made costumes, performed, or participated in any way, you are invited. Scrapbooks and DVD clips will be on display. This is a free event. However, a free-will offering will be accepted. To learn more, contact Linda Highman at 503-254-6257.
Drop your cans and bottles at PMS
Deposit your refundable cans and bottles at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parkrose Bronco Boosters will be there to accept your donation and will use the funds in support of Parkrose students.
Food, fashion and flights of champagne to raise funds
The annual Gateway Elks Lodge fashion show in support of the Betty Hise Cancer Foundation is Saturday, Sept. 7 at 711 N.E. 100th Ave., beginning at noon.
Models will show clothing for day and evening from Christopher & Banks, Christine Alexander, Dress Barn, Glass Butterfly, Macy's and Trade Roots. Service of a light lunch and bubbly begins at noon. The fashion show starts at 1:30 p.m. Admission to the fashion show will cost $10 per person. Add $5 for lunch and $5 for a flight of three champagnes or sparkling wines, or purchase individual tastings for $1 each. Bottles will be available for purchase.
Reserve a table seating eight in advance at 503-255-6535.
Jambalaya fest benefits seniors
Meals on Wheels People Martin Luther King, Jr. Center will host the eighth annual Summer in September Jambalaya Festival & BBQ sponsored by New Seasons Market Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. at Dawson Park. Live musical entertainment will be featured all day as well as dance lessons by the Cascade Zydeco Club.
The culinary team for this event is headed by Teletha Benjamin, past Meals on Wheels People board member, and Meals on Wheels People Executive Director Joan Smith, both of whom have connections to Southern Louisiana. The pair will be using a traditional Creole-style jambalaya recipe passed down in Benjamin's family. Proceeds from the event will provide hot meals to seniors served by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Northeast Portland.
The daily menu at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center has evolved to include a variety of soul food entrées, said center manager David Lomax. The food has received such good reviews that we decided to make it available to the general public for one special night. We guarantee a sumptuous feast to delight the taste buds.
The menu includes authentic Creole-style jambalaya (a non-seafood version is available) or barbecue ribs, along with bread, salad, beverage and dessert. A beer garden sponsored by Widmer Brothers Brewing will be featured this year. Cost is $15 for adults or $45 for a family ticket for four. Tickets are available in advance at mealsonwheelspeople.org, from the center or at the event. Meals are available for take-out.
The event features a Past-Present-Future exhibit of Black History with presentations by the Oregon Historical Society and Roosevelt High School on topics ranging from freedom fighters to Portland's lost black neighborhoods. Also featured at the event are backpacks filled with school supplies for the first 150 attendees.
Dawson Park is located between North Williams and Vancouver Avenues and Morris and Stanton Streets across from Emanuel Hospital. For more information, call David Lomax at 503-953-8207.
Middle Eastern Festival sets date
The festival features booths with a la carte dishes such as succulent barbecued chicken kebabs, gyros, spicy falafel, spinach and meat pies and other finger foods, salad, Arabic sweets, and coffee. Seating will be available both outside and inside.
Entertainment will include Middle Eastern folk dancing, music, and a children's tent with games and activities for the young ones, including a bouncy house.
Icons, jewelry, books and CDs, as well as baked goods will be offered for sale inside the parish hall. A silent auction will offer many donated items. The local, world-renowned choral group Cappella Romana will give free mini-concerts at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Church tours will be offered periodically throughout the afternoon. Visitors can see beautiful icons and learn about the Orthodox teaching on icons, as well as the history and faith of the Orthodox Church.
There is no charge for admission. Tokens for food items will be sold at the door.
Rummage around your closet
Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1700 N.E. 132 Ave., is holding a rummage sale Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fall is for planting
The annual Villa Garden Club Fall Plant Sale is Saturday, Sept. 28 at Parkrose Community Church of Christ, 12505 N. E. Halsey St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will find a wide range of plant selections suitable for fall planting including some native plants. Plant care information and advice will be available.
Sample authentic German menu
Tickets are $11 for adults and $5 for kids from 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are served free. Tickets will be available at the door, but those in the know will call ahead: 503-254-4400 or visit www.rivercrestcommunitychurch.org.
CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
Tours and guest speakers fill programs at monthly garden club meetings
Flower Lane Garden Club celebrates 65 years of gardening and growing together this year. Join the conversation about gardening, flowers, recycling, and wildlife at the monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., at 10 a.m.
For the coming year, program topics and tours will include Patty Cassidy, author Illustrated Practical Gardening for Seniors, and a fieldtrip to Bridal Veil in October to tour the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist garden. For more information contact Pat Greendale at 503-255-1101.
Russellville Kiwanis to disband
Many members are up there in age as long time member Charlie Ross described it, which led to this decision. He said that many members will continue to volunteer on some of the projects they have been involved in throughout the years. Ross went on to extend thanks to those of the community who have contributed to Russellville Kiwanis projects and fund raising events throughout the years.
The history of Russellville Kiwanis goes back to a time not long after World War II. A group of Parkrose men united to give aid to individuals who were devastated by the Vanport Flood of 1948. This effort inspired the men to form a club.
They cast about and decided to become part of Kiwanis. They began meeting at the Parkrose Community Congregational Church, at Northeast 105th Avenue and Wygant Street, and the ladies of the church provided the lunch. One of the leaders was Leonard Larson, the first person to become a lieutenant governor or Kiwanis district leader from that club.
After a while the group moved its meeting place to the Chinese Gardens Restaurant on Northeast 122nd Avenue just north of Glisan Street and became known as the Rocky Butte Kiwanis.
In the 80s they moved to the Refectory on Northeast 122nd Avenue in the San Rafael Plaza. Upon a merge with the Airport 79 Kiwanis Club in the 90s, the group became know as Columbia View Kiwanis. In the early 2000s the meeting place was moved to Russellville Park Retirement Community, 20 S.E. 103rd Ave., the Columbia View Kiwanis merged with Gateway Kiwanis, became Russellville Kiwanis, and moved its meetings back to the Refectory.
Through the years, club members have supported Shepherd's Door Family Shelter, Ronald McDonald House, Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for Disabled Children & Youth, Doernbecher Kiwanis Children's Cancer Program, SnowCap Community Charities, DayBreak Family Shelter, Portland Children's Book Bank, Parkrose High School Key Club, Parkrose Shaver Elementary School, Parkrose Little League, Kiwanis International Foundation and Kiwanis International EMT project - Eliminate Maternal & Neo-Natal Tetanus.
One last meeting is set for Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 11:45 a.m. at Izzy's Pizza in Gateway, 1307 N.E. 102nd Ave. Former members and well wishers are invited to join the group for a no-host lunch.
DOJ probes Portland Police Bureau
The United States Department of Justice has completed an investigation of the Portland Police Bureau and issued some recommendations. Although some media outlets have portrayed this in a very negative light, there are some very positive things happening in Portland.
Portland has developed a Behavioral Health Unit that oversees the police response to individuals with mental illness, those who are in crisis, or those who are frequent drug and property crime offenders. Lieutenant Cliff Bacigalupi, a member of the Portland Police Bureau-Department of Justice Taskforce, will explain the Bureau's perspective on the DOJ report, and the steps being taken to implement the recommendations at the bimonthly East Precinct Involved Citizens meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 737 S.E. 106th Ave.
EPIC shares information about the Portland Police Bureau and efforts to improve neighborhood livability.
Ready your garden for fall
Villa Garden Club will start its fall season with a meeting Thursday, Sept. 26, at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1740 S. E. 139th Ave., beginning at 10:30 a.m. Learn valuable horticultural tips and explore fall plant suggestions. Bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be served. Please call Velda Altig at 503-252-7423 for more information.
Volunteer as a SMART reader
Imagine an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed. Join more than 5,000 Oregon volunteers to read one-on-one with two kindergarten through third grade children for 30 minutes each once a week. Help the SMART children you read with to select and take home new books every month to keep and read with their families. The same hour every week, from October through May-that's all it takes to make a difference and help Start Making A Reader Today.
Volunteers are especially needed at Menlo Park Elementary in the David Douglas School District. For more information and to apply go to www.getsmartoregon.org or call 971-634-1616.
Applications will be accepted year-round.
Portland Chamber concert date set
Get ready for another Portland Chamber Music concert at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St., Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m.
This performance, called A Night at the Theater, will feature some of the best music written for Broadway and other theater. There is plenty of parking. Admission is by free-will offering.
Father and son organ showdown
From Renaissance to ragtime, organists Jonas and Chris Nordwall will raise the roof of Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., Sunday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken.
It's not too late for preschool
Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool has a few spots left for the 2013 - 2014 school year. If your child turned 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1 check out this program. They have been in the community for over 45 years. Find them at 11560 S.E. Market St. or on the web at www.glcportland.org/preschool and on Facebook.
Sign up for Small Farm School
Clackamas Community College will host the Small Farm School on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Clairmont Hall on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.
The Small Farm School is an all-day event for beginning farmers and small acreage landowners. Field and classroom workshops address small farm topics such as cattle and poultry management, berry and vegetable production, tractor safety and operation, on-farm veterinary care, soil health and other topics.
The event is sponsored by OSU Extension Service, Clackamas County Soil & Water Conservation District and CCC. The cost is $65 for adults and $40 for youth. For more information, please visit http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/small-farm-school.
Get acquainted with CCC
Students who are entering Clackamas Community College for the first time this fall are invited to attend the annual New Student Experience orientation Friday, Sept. 20, at the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.
New Student Experience is held every year prior to the first day of fall term classes. NSE is a one-day class designed to help students get acquainted with campus, connect with CCC faculty and current students, learn about academic programs and extracurricular activities, and become familiar with critical resources needed to be a successful student. The theme of this year's event is Becoming Clackamas.
Students who participate in NSE can earn one free, transferable credit. Register online through myClackamas at www.clackamas.edu for CRN# 243042.
NSE begins at 8 a.m. in the Randall Gym and continues until 4 p.m. A pizza lunch is included for all participating students.
For more information about New Student Experience, please email the admissions and recruitment office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-594-3284.
HEALTH and WELLNESS
Transportation to dialysis: A life-sustaining challenge
Ride Connection will conduct research to assess ways to best provide this service and to better understand the challenges faced.
Transportation for dialysis treatment is a challenge for both patients and providers. For patients who are unable to drive themselves, having access to transportation provides a life-sustaining link to critical care. For transportation providers, the volume of daily dialysis trips and the unpredictability of when patients will be ready to go home makes transportation for dialysis treatment one of the most challenging types of trips to serve.
As a provider and coordinator of transportation services in the Portland area, Ride Connection proposes to work with patients to explore their unique transportation needs.
Methods of gathering information draw from the field of participatory research and are designed to maximize patient involvement in defining the problem, exploring alternative solutions, weighing tradeoffs, and recommending solutions.
Do you have end-stage renal disease or know someone who does? Do you care for someone who receives dialysis treatment and struggles to find transportation? Do you work in the renal care field?
Recruitment of patients, nurses, doctors, social workers, and caregivers to participate on the project advisory committee, focus groups, surveys and workshops has begun. Participation requires reading and signing a consent form. If you are interested in participating in the study, please visit www.rideconnection.org/ride/AboutUs/DialysisResearch.aspx to sign up for the project mailing list.
Serving clients in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties, Ride Connection is a non-profit that provides and coordinates transportation options primarily for older adults and people with disabilities.
FAITH and VALUES
Updates call for rededication
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 N.E. Prescott St., has been spruced up and renovated this summer. In celebration, the church plans a rededication service Saturday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.
Following the brief liturgy of dedication and renewal will be a barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and desserts. The Parkrose community is cordially invited.
Library expands e-book options
Checking out and downloading e-books has never been easier for Multnomah County Library patrons. Now, the library offers patrons two new simpler, more intuitive ways to download and read e-books. Patrons can use either 3M Cloud Library or OverDrive to explore and enjoy some 80,000 e-books. Staff at any library is available to help patrons use these new e-book features on their own devices.
3M Cloud Library allows patrons to easily search, discover and download e-books, right from the library website or through the 3M Cloud Library mobile app. 3M Cloud Library includes about 5,000 titles, and more are added all the time.
Patrons don't need an Adobe ID to use 3M Cloud Library; they simply need to enter state, library name, library card number and password. Downloading is a one-step process, and each title automatically syncs to all devices that have the 3M Cloud Library mobile app downloaded. The new feature works across multiple operating systems. For example, patrons can check out and begin reading an e-book on an iPad, then finish the book on an Android device or a laptop without losing their place. Patrons can check out up to six titles at a time. Currently, due to a decision by Amazon, 3M books are not compatible with Kindle.
The popular Library2Go service at Multnomah County Library has had an upgrade-a new name, more great books and a simplified borrowing process. It now takes only a few seconds to borrow a title and start reading. Patrons can browse and download e-books and audiobooks from the library's OverDrive site or via the OverDrive app. E-books can be read on a desktop browser with OverDrive READ and on mobile devices with the app. Accessing any borrowed title from a bookshelf requires only a few clicks or taps.
The library is continually increasing access to the e-books and e-book services demanded by our patrons, said director of libraries Vailey Oehlke. As the evolution of mobile access continues to erode the digital divide for our patrons, we will continue to grow this collection to meet the diverse needs of the community we serve.
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. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11 from 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 10 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and Thursdays beginning Sept. 12 from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Mondays beginning Sept. 9 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and Fridays beginning Sept. 13 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Mondays beginning Sept. 9 and Tuesdays beginning Sept. 10 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children 2 to 7 years with adult. Sundays beginning Sept. 8 from 2:15 to 3 p.m. and Thursdays beginning Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 7:15 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 members). Saturdays beginning Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Chinese Storytime: Storytime presented in Cantonese for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Saturdays beginning Sept. 14 from 2:15 to 3 p.m.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Sundays beginning Sept. 8 from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Yarn Club: Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun and learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
Colors of the Jungle: Meet the Oregon Bird Man and his parrots. Learn about the natural history of parrots and their behavior in captivity, responsible pet ownership, and why some parrots are now critically endangered. Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Catch Me Telling Stories: Renee, a spoken word poet, performer and storyteller, will entertain your whole family with an interactive performance that engages your senses and celebrates creativity, courage, and connectivity to our authentic selves and to each other. Renee performs from her heart and will provide tips for adults to keep the magical storytelling moments going at home. Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Discover the Rhythms of Ghana: Wearing traditional costumes, the group Shi Dah performs Ghanaian drumming, dance, songs and rhythms. Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 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 one belonging to the library. Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m.
Uke Can Do It: Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument? Entertainer Cinda Johnson leads this ukulele workshop for both musicians and non-musicians alike. She brings 30 ukuleles and instructional books to teach teens simple chords and songs. Everyone comes away from this workshop with a newfound love for the ukulele. Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Teen Council: Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks and have fun. Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly. Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 3:30 to 5 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.
Is This Thing On? Get Help Downloading E-books: Got an e-reader? Drop in for one-on-one help. Please bring your device and any other equipment you need to download and/or transfer. Made possible in part by The Library Foundation. Friday, Sept. 6 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Citizenship Classes: Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a six-session series of classes. 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 503-988-6318. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Sundays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 13 from 1 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 Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan for discussion Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Or read Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Tóibín for discussion Wednesday, Sept. 18 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 2:30 to 5 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, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet the Computer: Never tried a computer before? In this two-session course, you will get to meet the computer, the keyboard and the mouse, and you will learn what they are and how to use them. No experience is necessary for you to take this relaxed, fun class. Note: If you have never used a computer before, this is an excellent class to take before Introduction to Computers. Offered by OASIS Connections, a national organization devoted to lifelong learning for adults over 50. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Tuesdays, Sept. 24 and October 1 from 2:30 to 4:30 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.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children from birth to 6 years with adult. Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Thursdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Book Babies: Storytime for children from birth to 12 months with adult. Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
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.
Family Storytime: Storytime for children 6 years and younger with adult. Saturdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Harvest Moon Festival: Celebrate the Harvest Moon Festival (also known as the mid-Autumn Festival), one of the oldest and best-loved holidays in many parts of Asia. Join with friends and family to feast on mooncakes, hear the story of the festival, and participate in a lantern-making craft and parade. Monday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.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., except Sept. 3.
Read to the Dogs: Improve your reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5386. Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Teen Council: Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks and have fun. Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly. Tuesday, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24 from 4 to 5 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., except Sept. 1.
Pageturners Book Group: Read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. 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, Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learning Lab-GED: Learn about the GED test and how to study for it. Learn about many resources to help you prepare. Everyone who attends receives a partial GED testing scholarship. For more information, call 503-988-6318. Learning Lab sessions are supported by a generous grant from the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234. Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1 to 3 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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