By Laura Meehan
For the Hollywood Star News. July, 2010
Events are listed in the order in which they take place, followed by ongoing and upcoming events. Submit calendar items to the Hollywood Star News, 2000 N.E. 42nd Ave., PMB 142, Portland, OR 97213 or moc.l1508758095oa@la1508758095iroti1508758095derat1508758095sh1508758095. Entries must be received by the 15th of the month. Include description of event, date, location, time, price (when relevant) and contact information for readers.
July 1-5. Hours: July 1-4: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Half-price sale: July 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Buy your TNT Fireworks at the Northeast Community Center booth in the NECC parking lot. Proceeds benefit NECC youth programs. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377
June 25-July 4. Hours: To be announced. Sponsored by Grant High School’s Gendrills Dance Team. Stop by the booth at Southeast 39th Avenue and Division Street.
Northeast Portland Tool Library Toolapalooza Tool Drive
July 1-Aug. 14. Clean out your garage and donate tools to help build a better Northeast Portland by adding to the tool collection at Northeast Portland Tool Library. Collection bins for purchased tool donations and rescued and recycled power, garden and hand tools will be available at Hankin’s Hardware, Parr Lumber, Garden Fever and Milagros Boutique. Cash donations can also be made at the NEPTL during open hours. Drive culminates with BBQ on August 14, noon to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public, and refreshments and entertainment will be provided. For information: Contact Tom Thompson at (503) 539-1756, gro.l1508758095tpen@1508758095ofni1508758095 or neptl.org. Northeast Portland Tool Library, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.
Art exhibit: Landscapes
July 1-Aug. 15. Opening reception: July 2, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Landscape paintings by Scott Gellatly, Michael Victor Jackson and Mitchell Albala.Brian Marki Fine Art, 2236 N.E. Broadway. brianmarki.com. (503) 249-5659
Art exhibit: mosaic, painting
Jul. 1–27. Gallery hours: Tues. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Wed.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. James Dowlen’s paintings are rooted in personal mythology; Jacquline Hurlbert sculpts the human form in clay. Teresa Sullivan is a storyteller in beads, and Denise Sirchie presents “Torso and Creature” in mosaic. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St. guardinogallery.com. (503) 281-9048
Theatrical performance: Songs for a New World
Jul. 2, 3. 8 p.m. From 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to a 1492 Spanish sailing ship, from a young man’s ticket out of the ghetto is basketball to the wife of a certain North Pole resident—it’s the hard choices and startling discoveries in life that drive this theatrical song cycle filled with love, laughter, adventure and passion for life.$17–22 ($13 students/seniors) advance; $24–29 ($19 students/seniors) at door. Tickets online, by phone or at the Hollywood Theatre box office daily 1–9 p.m. Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St. milagro.org. (503)236-7253
Art exhibit: Animalia: Art of the animal
July 2-30. Opening reception: July 2, 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sun. noon-6 p.m. Portland artists portray, involve and use animals in their art. Sidestreet Gallery, 140 S.E. 28th Ave. sidestreetgalleryportland.com. (503) 233-1204
Animal adoption event
Jul. 3. noon–4 p.m. OHS brings animals into the community each month. Stop by and meet some great animals looking for loving families to call their own, chat with knowledgeable volunteers and learn more about the Oregon Humane Society’s adoption program. Furever Pets, 1903 N.E. Broadway. oregonhumane.org. For information on adoptions, call (503) 285-7722.
International Freedom Day Celebration
Jul. 4. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Southeast Asian Vicariate, Our Lady of La Vang Church, welcomes everyone to attend the 35th Annual Freedom Day Celebration. Ethnic communities including Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Polish, Croatian, Russian, Korean, Filipino, Hispanic and Eritrean will gather at The Grotto to celebrate their freedom from oppression. Free. The Grotto, Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. thegrotto.org. (503) 254-7371
Views conversation: staying engaged in life
Jul. 9. 1–2:30 p.m. Do you want to make new friends or try new activities but find this difficult at times? This conversation will provide you an opportunity to talk about some of your concerns as well as learning various ways to adapt to changes and developing strategies that work for you. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. hollywoodseniorcenter.com. (503) 288-8303
Animal adoption event
Jul. 9. 5–9 p.m. OHS brings animals into the community each month. Stop by and meet some great animals looking for loving families to call their own, chat with knowledgeable OHS volunteers and learn more about the Oregon Humane Society’s adoption program. Second Fridays on Fremont, between Northeast 42nd and 50th avenues. oregonhumane.org. For information on adoptions, call (503) 285-7722.
Hollywood Farmers’ Market Senior Day
Jul. 10. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. As a part of the Boomer Initiative and their focus on food insecurity for older adults in Portland, volunteers will partner with seniors at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market (N.E. Hancock Street between 44th and 45th avenues, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.), to help them shop and understand how the market works. Volunteers are also needed to shop for homebound seniors. After the market ends (1 p.m.), volunteers will take part in the Market’s “gleaning” program and create food boxes for low-income homebound seniors. Call the Hollywood Senior Center to register as a participant or a volunteer. Free. (503) 288-8303
Musical performance: Concert in The Plaza
Jul. 11. 6 p.m. The Pacific Crest Wind Symphony performs an outdoor benefit concert for The Grotto. $15, $10 senior/youth, free under 6. Order tickets by phone or online. The Grotto, Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. thegrotto.org. (503) 254-7371
Musical performance: Justin Bieber
Jul. 14. 7 p.m. After the release of his second album, My World 2.0, platinum-selling pop singing sensation Bieber embarks on his first headlining tour of North America. Featuring Sean Kingston as special guest. Buy tickets at the Rose Quarter Box Office, participating Safeway/TicketsWest outlets, by calling (877) 789-ROSE or at ComcastTIX.com. $29.50–49.50. Rose Quarter’s Rose Garden, One Center Court. RoseQuarter.com
Contemplative service and labyrinth walk
Jul. 17. 4–6 p.m. walk, 5:30 p.m. service. A candlelit labyrinth walk, paired with a service of healing and wholeness. Walk in Great Hall; Service in sanctuary. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St. westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289
Jul. 18. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Cool off and clean up your pooch with a dog wash hosted by Whole Foods, to benefit Oregon Humane Society. OHS dogs will also be on hand. Whole Foods, 2825 E. Burnside St. oregonhumane.org
The Blessing of The Animals
Jul. 18. 2 p.m. Animal lovers are encouraged to bring their pets, large and small, to the 27th Annual Blessing of the Animals. The blessing will be held outdoors in The Grotto Plaza. Individuals of all faiths are invited to bring their animals, properly restrained. Free. The Grotto, Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. thegrotto.org. (503) 254-7371
Information session: Weight-loss program with hypnotherapy
July 20. 7-8:30 p.m. Presented by Dr. Chikako Harper, ND, and Alison Sonenfeld, hypnotherapist. Have you tried to lose weight, only to gain it all back? Maybe it’s because your brain has a “set point” that keeps your weight as it is. During this session, you’ll learn how the HCG diet resets your set point so you can achieve rapid but healthy weight loss that does not rebound. Free. ASHA Integrated Wellness, 2100 N.E. Broadway, Suite 225. To RSVP, call (503) 477-0472 or e-mail moc.r1508758095epraH1508758095okaki1508758095hCrD@1508758095ofni1508758095. Seating is limited. drchikakoharper.com
Senior excursion: OPB Studios
Jul. 21. 12:45 p.m.–4 p.m. Guided tour on TriMet to OPB Studios. Have a look behind the scenes and find out more about OPB. Learn more about master control, radio and the TV studio. Call for more information or to register. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. hollywoodseniorcenter.com. (503) 288-8303
July 21-24. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Totally Gospel Country, Southern Gospel, Contemporary and all styles of Gospel music. Featuring the Northwest’s finest Gospel singers. Grand finale July 24 with free barbecue and car show starting at noon with music from 3-6 p.m. Special Guest: Joni Harms, July 24, 3:30 p.m. Northeast Baptist Church, 6701 N.E. Prescott St. (503) 335-3132 or (503) 281-7656
Dance Day with the Gendrills
July 24. Small dance clinic hosted by Grant High School’s Gendrill dancers. K-8 graders are welcome to come and learn a short routine (one of the dance team’s very own). Children get to spend a full day at Grant High School, learning everything from hip-hop to lyrical. For registration information contact Nancy Williams at (503) 252-1888.
Waggy Hour: Lickn’ Luau
Jul. 28. 6–8 p.m. Join LexiDog Boutique & Social Club and the Oregon Humane Society for Waggy Hour at the trendy Jupiter Hotel. Your dog will have fun and stay cool with an ice cream social and doggie pools. Humans will enjoy wine from ArborBrook Vineyards and tasty treats. Both pups and owners are invited to don luau attire. Dogs will be available for adoption, and a portion of proceeds from wine, food and beverage sales will benefit the animals at OHS. Free. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St. oregonhumane.org
Benefit: The Annual Haitian Project Garage Sale
Jul. 30–Aug. 1. Fri., Sat. 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Supports the Louverture Cleary School in Haiti. Lots of furniture, books, home and kitchen furnishings, clothing, linens, toys, sporting goods and much more. Free. The Madeleine Parish Center, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave.
July 30. 10 a.m. Hosted by Rose City Park United Methodist Church. Entry fee is $75 and includes green fees for 18 holes, box lunch and beverage. There will be prizes for long drive and closest to the pin for both men and women. This tournament is in the Scramble format, so golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to play. Players will be assigned to a team of four or foursomes can register and play together. The event is a fundraiser for the church. Rose City Golf Course, 2200 N.E. 71st Ave. For additional information, contact Steve Puls at email@example.com or the church office, (503) 281-1229.
Poetry readings: Locally Grown Poetryat the Hollywood Farmers’ Market
Jul. 31. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Portland poets John Morrison and Dave Jarecki (first half of the day) and BT Shaw and Friend (second half). More poets will read on the last Saturday of August; listen to their good words while you eat your burritos, crepes and cookies! Hollywood Farmers’ Market, Northeast Hancock between 44th and 45th avenues. hollywoodfarmersmarket.org
First Friday—Portland Eastside Galleries
Jul. 2. (First Fri. of the month.) 6–9 p.m. Most galleries will be open for this event; check the website, as some will be open the second Friday. Portland Eastside Galleries consists of more than 50 participating galleries and venues. First Friday offers new exhibits, artists’ receptions and live entertainment. For information and a map, visit the website or look for guide and map in many neighborhood locations—including coffee shops, hotels, stores and galleries. Free. firstfridayguide.com
St. Peregrine Mass
Jul. 3. (First Sat. of the month.) noon. A monthly Mass and blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine offered in the Chapel of Mary. St. Peregrine is the patron saint of victims of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Free. The Grotto, Northeast 85th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. thegrotto.org. (503) 254-7371
Writing contest: Mini Sledgehammers
Jul. 13. (Second Tues. of the month.) 7 p.m. Monthly Mini Sledgehammer writing contests. Includes 36 minutes of writing guided by four prompts. Stories are read aloud and judged and the winner takes home prizes. Read past winning stories online. Organized by Indigo Editing & Publications. Free. Blackbird Wine Shop, 4323 N.E. Fremont St. sledgehammercontest.com. (503) 282-1887
Exercise class: Arthritis Foundation
Mon. 11 a.m.–noon. Led by a trained instructor; designed to accommodate those with arthritis, promoting optimum joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. Free; donations appreciated. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. (503) 288-8303
Class: Reflections on the Life of the Spirit
Mon. 7–9 p.m. Adults and youth (15 and up) are invited to participate in the weekly study circle focused on understanding the Baha’i Writings, prayer, life and death. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the purpose of life, the nature of the soul, how the soul progresses, the meaning of death and the significance and effects of our deeds. Call for information or to register. $3. Will meet in a Northeast home (Exact address to be announced). (503) 281-2955.
All Comer track meets
Tues. (Through Jul. 13). 6 p.m. Long jump, high jump, softball throw and shot. Running events: 60 meters for kids 10 and under; 100, 200, 400, 800 meters; 4×100 family relays and distance races. The featured event is the predict mile, in which the winner comes closest to their predicted time. $2 per athlete; $5 per family. US Grant Park, Northeast 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place. For more information, visit foottraffic.us or portlandonline.com/parks or call (503) 206-1071.
Aug. 7. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Kicks off with a Bike/Pet Parade. Parents, kids and pets can meet at Beaumont Middle School at 9:30 a.m. Win Best Bike Decoration, Best Kid Costume, Best Parent Costume or Best Pet Costume. Groups encouraged to participate. Need bands to play and march—contact Christine Mallar: (503) 528-1800. Vendors, food, games a salsa challenge and more. Non-profit groups with game or food booths to raise money for their organization are encouraged to join in—for ideas, contact Rebecca Lehman at (949) 395-3305. Vendor applications: Jackie Safko at Albina Bank, 4020 N.E. Fremont St. or moc.k1508758095naban1508758095ibla@1508758095okfas1508758095j1508758095. Free admission. Northeast Fremont Street, between Northeast 42nd and 50th avenues.
Car show: Cruise-in for Charity
Aug. 21. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Park at Northeast Killingsworth Street and 42nd Avenue. Win trophies and enjoy raffles, a beer tent, vendors, dashboard plaques and music. Pre-1970s vehicles of all kinds welcome. Pre-register online or 8–10 a.m. day-of. All proceeds benefit the needy. In case of rain, 1950s sock hop in the gym. $10 to register vehicles, $3 general attendee, $2 with 2 cans of food, free kids 6 and under. St. Charles Parish, 5310 N.E. 42nd Ave. showmyevent.com/events/viewEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1379. To donate prizes or become a vendor, contact Marcie Robinson: moc.n1508758095sm@no1508758095snibo1508758095r_eic1508758095ram1508758095.
Meeting and luncheon: Portland Northeast Republican Women
Sept. 23. 11:30 a.m. After summer break, meeting resuming. Public welcome. Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 N.E. 16th Ave. (near Lloyd Center). For information, call Lorraine: (503) 236-7096.