Mississippi plans Mardi Gras
The Historic Mississippi Business Association will be holding a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration at 6:30 p.m. February 12, with a parade from North Skidmore to Fremont streets. Come in costumes and masks.
Immaculate Heart offers gumbo dinner
Immaculate Heart Catholic Church will holds its annual gumbo and jambalaya feed, with a lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. February 9 at 2726 N. Williams Ave. You can purchase a genuine Louisiana dinner with a drink and dessert for $20 for jambalaya or $30 for gumbo, and there will be musical entertainment. You can eat the food there or purchase it to go. You can also purchase tickets in advance. For more information call (503) 287-3724.
Cully holds Health Fair
Health for All Ages, a free health fair by Northeast Neighborhood Nurses and others, will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 5310 N.E. 42nd Ave. There will be screenings and vaccinations, healthy living demonstrations, bike helmets for sale for $5, face paintings and drawing for prizes. For more information call (503) 282-8828 or visitmoc.o1503277103ohay@15032771031002y1503277103htrac1503277103cmra1503277103.
Kenton holds annual elections
The Kenton Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting and board elections on February 12 at the Friendship Masonic Lodge, 8130 N. Denver Ave. The event will start at 5:45 p.m. with a Resource Fair, with tables from groups and agencies showing what they have to offer the community. At 7 p.m. the meeting will start with presentations on Emergency Preparedness, on how to prepare for disasters and the resources available to help. This is also your chance to vote, if you live, own property or run a business in Kenton, for the board that will represent you and work for your interests. You can even become one of them if you have the time and commitment.
There is still time, brother! (To plant trees.)
Yes, if you hurry, there is still time for some of you to order and plant trees for planting strips from Friends of Trees. The cutoff for ordering is February 4 for Alameda, Grant Park, Hollywood, Irvington and Sabin, February 11 for Madison South and Rose City Park, February 18 for Concordia and Vernon, and February 25 for Cully and Roseway.
Trees are available for planting strips in these neighborhoods at $35 to $75 apiece, depending on variety and location. All those offered are calculated not to cause future damage to concrete or overhead wires. The price includes city permits and planting by volunteers. In return, you must pledge to water and care for the tree for at least two years.
You can also help do the planting. The schedule and gathering places are as follows: 1.) For Piedmont and Woodlawn: February 2 at Holy Redeemer Catholic School, 25 N. Rosa Parks Way. 2.) For Boise, Eliot, Humboldt and King: February 9 at Friends of Trees, 3117 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 3.) For Kenton and Portsmouth: February 16 at Portland Village School, 7654 N. Delaware Ave. 4.) For Montavilla, March 2 at a site unavailable at press time. 5.) For Alameda, Grant Park, Hollywood, Irvington and Sabin: March 9 at Holladay Park Church of God, 2120 N.E. Tillamook St. 6.) For Madison South and Rose City Park: March 16 at The Lumberyard, 2700 N.E. 82nd Ave.; 7.) For Concordia and Vernon: March 23 at a site unavailable at press time. 6.) For Cully and Roseway: March 30 at Morningstar Baptist Church, 4927 N.E. 55th Ave. All plantings begin at 9 a.m.
Come dressed for dirty physical work, possibly in the rain, and bring work gloves. Crew leaders will tell you what to do. You’ll get pastries and coffee before you start out, pizza afterward, good exercise and the satisfaction of making part of the world a little greener. For more information or to sign up, call Friends of Trees at (503) 282-8846, or visitfriendsoftrees.org.