Neighborhood Events

June 2017

Events are listed in the order in which they will take place, followed by ongoing and upcoming events. To be considered for inclusion, entries must be submitted by e-mail to ofni.1498497617swen-1498497617rats@1498497617lairo1498497617tide1498497617 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

Looking for something you might have missed? Our neighborhood events calendar archive is here.

Triangle Productions presents ‘Avenue Q,’ an adult musical with actors and puppets about racism, homophobia, homelessness, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 1. (Triangle Productions)

KIDS TEENS AND FAMILIES

ORANGE PIPPINS SOCIETY CELEBRATES
June 3. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A planting party celebrates the launch of The Orange Pippins Seed Society, a line of seeds and gardening club for kids. Plant scarlet runner beans and take some home. Free. moc.x1498497617dpkoo1498497617luyed1498497617am@ih1498497617. Made You Look, 2418 E. Burnside St.

DRINK HEALTHFULLY
June 7. 4:15-5:45 p.m. Teens can learn to make healthy shakes and smoothies with fruits, vegetables and seeds, including a Mayan power drink, a mango and ginger lassi and a “Green Strengthener.” Free. Registration required: multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

DRAG QUEEN READS
June 10. 1 p.m. Drag Queen Carina Borealis will read to kids to inspire creativity and encourage open and accepting minds. Carina’s glamorous presentation shows that dress-up is for everyone. Picture books include “Be Who You Are,” by Todd Parr, “My Princess Boy,” by Cheryl Kilodavis and “Du Is Tak?” by Carson Ellis. A creative alien flower-making craft follows. Free. Information: www.greenbeanbookspdx.com or 503-954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

SING WITH RED YARN
June 15. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Red Yarn engages kids in singing, dancing and clapping along with an interactive music and puppet show. Red places an old log cabin in the Deep Woods for his family, and they learn how forest animals build their homes and raise their young. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

START A GARDEN
June 17. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mudbone Grown will discuss with kids and families how to start and care for a food garden, and a nutrition educator will outline nutrition-related and meal preparation activities. The first 20 families will receive a starter kit to take home. Free. Registration required: multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEARN ABOUT BUGS
June 21. 2-3 p.m. Children can learn about the world of insects, spiders and their relatives with The Bug Chicks, two entomologists who teach about these animals in a fun, interactive way using preserved specimens and live arthropods. The workshop explores the biology and the importance of these animals to us and our environment, while encouraging curiosity and respect for the natural world. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

GOOD IN THE HOOD FESTIVAL IN BOISE
June 23- 25. 25th annual Good in the Hood multicultural music, arts and food festival, presented by University of Oregon. Good in the Hood Parade on Saturday, June 24, starting at King School at 11:00 a.m. along MLK, Jr. Blvd. to Lillis-Albina Park. Grand marshal Antoinette Edwards. For more information, visit www.goodnthehood.org. LIllis-Albina Park (North Flint Street and Russell Street).

EXPERIENCE GHANA
June 24. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Experience the world of Ghana with dance, drumming and music on instruments from the African nation. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

DASH TO DOUGHNUTS IN BEAUMONT
June 25. Family-friendly 3K fun run and obstacle course through Beaumont Village with prizes, including Pip’s Original Doughnuts. Check in at Foot Traffic starting by 9:00 a.m. Official run start time is 9:15 a.m. Course starts and ends at 4020 N.E. Fremont St. For more more information, visit www.beaumontvillagepdx.com.

DECORATE A T-SHIRT
June 30. 3-5 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 may personalize a T-shirt. Cut designs from freezer paper to make stencils that iron onto fabric, then paint custom images. Shirts in different sizes will be available or bring your own plain cotton T-shirt. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

FOR ART LOVERS

CENTER SHOWS ART
June 1. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Tim Young’s oil and acrylic paintings are on display through June in the lobby. Free. www.necommunitycenter.org. 503-284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

CERAMICS IN EXHIBIT
June 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Until June 27. Tamae Frame shows ceramic sculpture, Dave Benz exhibits walnut ink, and Samyak Yamauchi shows paintings. Free. Hours: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday. 503-281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

AT THE THEATRE

AVENUE Q’ ON STAGE
June 8. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday to July 1. Triangle Productions presents “Avenue Q,” a Tony Award-winning musical about Princeton, who can’t find a place to live on Avenue A but might have a chance on Avenue Q. He encounters characters including Rod, the closeted Republican, and Lucy who’s, well, no socialite. The adult musical with actors and puppets views racism, homophobia, homelessness and finding purpose in life. No one under age 17 without an adult. Tickets $15 to $35. 503-239-5919 or www.trianglepro.org. The Sanctuary@Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HARLEM WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS HONORED
June 12. 7 p.m. Triangle Productions honors women playwrights of the Harlem Renaissance with readings of four one-act, anti-lynching plays written between 1916 and 1934: Mary Burrill’s “Aftermath,” Corrie Crandall Howell’s “The Forfeit,” Georgia Douglas Johnson’s “Blue-Eyed Black Boy” and “Safe.” Tickets $10: (503) 239-5919 or www.trianglepro.org. The Sanctuary @ Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEE A FILM

SEE ‘DROP DEAD GORGEOUS’
June 15. 9:30 p.m. View the horror flick “Drop Dead Gorgeous” about a Minnesota teenage beauty pageant and the killer intent on taking out the competition. Cast includes Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunce, Ellen Barkin and Allison Janney. Tickets $15. (503) 281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MARY PICKFORD SILENT FILM WITH LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT
June 24. 2:00 p.m. ‘Pollyanna’ presented by Columbia River Theatre Organ Society and the Hollywood Theatre1920’s Pollyanna was ‘America’s Sweetheart’ Mary Pickford’s first motion picture for United Artists. When Pollyanna is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly and discovers many people in her aunt’s New England home town are just as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna’s incurable optimism brings a change to the staid old community. The film will be accompanied by organist Dean Lemire on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ. Tickets $12. (Seniors $10.) Information: 503-281-1142 or www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FOR BOOK LOVERS

RARE BOOKS IN FAIR
June 16. 2-8 p.m. June 17. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 11th annual Rose City Book & Paper Fair features used, rare and antiquarian books from about 55 dealers. First edition books by famous authors, unusual manuscripts and letters by historical figures, vintage children’s books, rare regional histories, presidential and other political signatures, and more. $3 admission. www.cascadebooksellers.com/rose-city-used-book-fair/. DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

PACK UP THE BOOKS
June 24. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Montavilla United Methodist Women’s book sale features several hundred books. Pack books in one brown grocery bag for $5. In church parking lot, 232 S.E. 80th Ave.

FOR FITNESS

YOGA FOR ALL LEVELS
June 3. 8 a.m. Continues Saturdays in June. Certified yoga instructor Mary Wagstaff leads dynamic yoga-inspired moves mixed with body weight interval exercises. Modifications offered for all levels. Fee: $10 each session. Information: moc.l1498497617uosde1498497617ifago1498497617y@yra1498497617M1498497617. Roseway Yoga Studio, 6529 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN TAI CHI
June 6. 6-7 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Learn Tai Chi in a relaxed, focused class with Dr. Arn Strasser. $15 single session or $60 for six. Information: 503-287-2800 or moc.r1498497617otcar1498497617porih1498497617cxdp@1498497617ofni1498497617. Irvington Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.

MOVE TO MUSIC
June 8. 10-11 a.m. Continues Thursdays. Gentle fitness moves are made to music. Free. Information: 503-281-4839 or moc.l1498497617iamg@1498497617alieh1498497617s.ecn1498497617ahcal1498497617. Take downstairs ramp under office at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

TECHNOLOGY HELP

GAIN CYBERSECURITY
June 3. 2-4 p.m. Learn about the basics of cybersecurity and staying safe online. Designed for beginners. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library computer. Free. Registration required: multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

EXPLORE SPREADSHEETS
June 6. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 2007 and other products. Designed for beginners or those who used older Excel versions. Class members must be comfortable with using a keyboard and mouse. Free. Registration required at www.multcolib.org, or 503-988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN PHONE BASICS
June 6. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn Android smartphone basics for the beginner, including library apps for free e-books, streaming audiobooks, music and moving. Bring questions, your library card information and fully charged Android smartphone. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

WRITE GAME CODE
June 10. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn programming basics by writing code for a game. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

FOR SENIORS

SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS
June 2 and 16. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. A family caregivers’ support group invites partners, family members and other caregivers of older adults to discuss challenges and rewards of caring for a loved one. Registered nurse and trained facilitator is leader. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN AID
June 5. 10-11 a.m. A support group for grandparents and other relatives parenting children they didn’t expect to have at this stage of their lives. Share ideas for dealing with the changes, stress and fulfillment of raising the children. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

IMPROVE BALANCE
June 5 and 7. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” is a program developed by Oregon Research Institute researchers who say the program may improve balance and reduce chances of falling. $1 donation appreciated. Information: 503-288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

AVOID PHONE SCAMS
June 6. 1 p.m. Hear the Multnomah County Senior Medicare Patrol discuss how to avoid the latest telephone scams, understand an explanation of benefits, keep your information safe and report any problems or mistakes. Also learn about the new Medicare cards to be sent in 2018. Free. Registration suggested: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SEE ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ FILM
June 9. 1 p.m. View “Hidden Figures,” about a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. $1 donation suggested. Order pizza lunch with salad and soft drink for $2 at 9:30 a.m. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘LA LA LAND’
June 9. 1 p.m. View “La La Land,” winner of six Academy Awards. Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggle to make ends meet in Los Angeles. Free. (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

SUPPORT IN GRIEF
June 13. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Grief may be a common experience later in life and healing takes as long as it takes, experts say. In this support group, learn from others and yourself how to find your unique path through grief. Free. Registration: Shelley Gillespie, 503-953-1100, ext. 104. Bridge Medows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

SUPPORT GROUPS

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS
June 14. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. June 25. 2-4 p.m. Continues fourth Sunday of the month. Alzheimer’s Caregivers and family members’ support groups. Share ideas for coping and caring. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

RIDE TO ART EXHIBIT
June 22. 9:15 a.m. The “Riders’ Club” views a diverse collection of art interpreting Dragon Boat racing: “Fire on the Water.” Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Take a Tri-Met bus with a free ticket to view the art. Meet first at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SAFEGUARD ASSETS
June 27. 1-2:30 p.m. In Oregon, a will may not be enough. Gain practical advice on how to safeguard assets and health care wishes during and after your lifetime. Attorney Richard Schneider gives information about wills, living trusts and health care documents. Learn about guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney and how to avoid probate. Free. Registration required: 503-283-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

KEEP BRAIN HEALTHY
June 28. 1-2:30 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Association presents a workshop, “Healthier Living for Your Brain & Body.” Science is able to give insights into how to optimize physical and cognitive health as we age. Make a plan for healthy aging with diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Free. Register with the Alzheimer’s Association: (800) 272-3900. Meet at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

IN GENERAL

CULLY TREE WALK SLATED
June 3. 1-3 p.m. Bruce Nelson and the Cully Tree Team will host a walk, mostly along Northeast Going Street, to highlight the benefits of trees and suggest tree species that residents may consider planting. Free. Information and registration: 503-201-3133 or vog.n1498497617ogero1498497617dnalt1498497617rop@l1498497617ledro1498497617W.nos1498497617aM1498497617. Meet at the Rigler School flag pole, 5400 N.E. Prescott St.

PRACTICE LANGUAGES
June 3. 4-5:30 p.m. Continues Saturdays. Intercambio/language exchange: Practice English part of the time and Spanish part of the time to help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Free. 503-988-5123, Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DEAL WITH STRESS
June 7. 7-9 p.m. Free orientation to Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, for dealing with challenges of stress, pain or illness. Classes begin June 28. Register for orientation: mindbodymindfuness.com or moc.s1498497617senlu1498497617fdnim1498497617ydobd1498497617nim@o1498497617fni1498497617 or call 503-890-8965. Upstairs yoga studio at Whole Foods Market, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave.

DONATE BLOOD
June 10. 10 a.m. to3 p.m. Visit the Red Cross bloodmobile. Free. Information: 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

AGE WITHIN ‘VILLAGE’
June 10. 1:30-3 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, which is neighbors helping neighbors age at home. Join as a member, a volunteer or both. Free. Outreach chair Jane Braunger, moc.l1498497617iamg@1498497617regnu1498497617arben1498497617aj1498497617. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

NORSE SERVE PANCAKES
June 11. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Viking breakfast features pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, lingonberries and other fruits, served with Norwegian charm. Adults $7, children ages 5-12 $4, children under 5 free. Free parking. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH
June 19. 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought Texans the news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were free. The observance with words and music is outside, on the lawn. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

BECOME U.S. CITIZEN
June 25-July 30. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in six classes. Study U.S. history and government for the citizenship examination and prepare for the interview. Taught in English by library volunteers. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

SOLAR POWER BASICS
June 27. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how solar power works in Oregon, available technologies and how it fits into your overall energy use. Assess your site for solar, learn about financial incentives and tax credits, and learn about ownership, leasing and power purchase. Free. Registration required at www.multcolib.org, online 503-988-5123 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

CARING FOR BEES
June 27. 7 p.m. Tom McCarty of Volcano Garden Art will discuss “Taking Care of Bees” with the Metropolitan Garden Club. Free. moc.l1498497617iamg@1498497617xdpbu1498497617lcned1498497617rag1498497617 or www.gardenclubpdx.com. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda or Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. – Janet Goetze

 

One Comment

  1. Craig Elliott
    November 5, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    Why has there been little or no coverage of the quarterly “Walkabouts” in Hollywood? The summer one coincided with Hollywood Burger Bar’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, & the recent October one was all Halloween -related, yet I saw no coverage of either one in the Star. Being the former owner of HBB, I know that you used to cover Booster & neighborhood events much more fully.

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