Neighborhood Events

(20th Annual Alberta street Fair, Aug. 12. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)

August 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.1502927170swen-1502927170rats@1502927170lairo1502927170tide1502927170 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.

KIDSTEENSANDFAMILIES

CARD CUTS VEGGIES
Aug. 2. 10:30-11:30 a.m. See the Zaniac Comedy Show, including juggling and slicing vegetables with a flying playing card. Free. 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

READ ABOUT ECLIPSE
Aug. 9. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Author Nancy Coffelt reads from “The Big Eclipse!” with information about the universe. Create safe solar viewers for kids and do eclipse activities. Free. 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

PAINT A BETTER WORLD
Aug. 9. 3-4 p.m. “Paint a Better World – One Ceramic at a Time,” choosing animals, flowers or trucks. Ceramic pieces, lead-free paint, brushes, smocks, water tubs and mats provided. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

20TH ANNUAL ALBERTA STREET FAIR
Aug. 12. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Eclectic mix of activities on Alberta Street between Northeast 11th and 30th avenues. Free community event will showcase the best of community and feature entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages. Hosted by Alberta Main Street, the event annually draws more than 25,000 people. www.albertamainst.org.

ARTIFACTS SHOW TALENT OF NATIVE ENGINEERS
Aug. 16. 3-4 p.m. at Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. and Aug. 19. 1-2 p.m. at Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the Museum of Natural & Cultural History to learn how Native Americans used engineering skills and technologies, including building shelter, designing a boat or inventing a fishing tool. Free. 503-988-5123.

LEARN SAFE BABYSITTING
August 19. 1-4:30 p.m. and August 20, 12:30-4 p.m. Ages 10-15. Red Cross course to teach students tools to be a safe and responsible babysitter. NECC Members – $88; Non-Members – $110. Scholarships available for those with financial need. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th Ave.

TEENS STUDY VIDEO
Aug. 21-25. 1-3 p.m. A photography and video camp for teens helps them consider issues that matter to them. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HALF-DAY MINI-CAMP
August 21-24. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Ages 4-6. Super Hero Mini-Camp. Discover the land of superheroes through games, masks and capes. NECC Members – $68; Non-Members – $88. Scholarships available for those with financial need. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th Ave. in the NECC Annex.

FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS
Aug. 26. 1-4 p.m. A children’s book fair, for youngsters from preschool through fifth grade, includes button making, book making, crafts, live performances and a free book for every child. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

FORARTLOVERS

SCULPTURE MADE OF FOUND OBJECTS
Aug. 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shannon Weber uses reclaimed materials and found objects to create sculpture. Chi Meredith develops abstract paintings in layers. Michael Kurz investigates boundaries that divide one space from another. Through Aug. 29. Free viewing. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.. Sunday. Closed Monday. 503-281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

ENJOY ART AND ICE CREAM
August 5. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Second annual Art in August Saturday show and sale with 12 neighborhood artists. Free ice cream. Sponsored by Rose City Park Presbyterian Church and coordinated by John Halvorson in the church parking lot at N.E. 44th Ave. and Sandy Blvd., around the corner from the Hollywood Farmers Market.

LEARN TO WATERCOLOR
August 7-11. Monday-Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. Ages 6-11. Watercolor and the Art of Negative Space. Students will explore ways to use color and negative space with watercolors. NECC Members – $112; Non-Members – $140. Scholarships available for those with financial need. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th Ave.

LOCAL PAINTER SHOWS AT NECC
Through August. Local painter, Michele Bufton, will display her acrylic, oil and watercolor works in the Northeast Community Center Lobby. Free. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th Ave.

HEARMUSIC

BOYZ PLAY ZYDECO
Aug. 6. 5-8 p.m. Continues Sundays. The Bayou Boyz play blues, rock, gospel, zydeco and more, interpreted through their Louisiana roots. Over 21. $5 cash or $10 credit card purchase required. 503-288-5164. Blackwell’s Bar & Grill, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave.

LATIN MUSIC PLANNED
Aug. 14. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hear Conjunto Alegre playing Latin American music, from bachata and merengue from the Dominican Republic, cumbia from Colombia, salsa from Puerto Rico and Venezuela and traditional boleros from everywhere else. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

JAZZ IN MONTAVILLA
Aug. 19-20. 2-9:30 p.m. Montavilla Jazz Festival features Essiet Okon Essiet with Sylvia Cuenca. Other artists include Ron Steen Quartet, David Friesen Quartet, Ezra Weiss Sextet, Rebecca Kilgore, Dan Balmer. https://montavillajazzfest.com/schedule/ . Day pass $15 to $30; $5 with Oregon Trail Card at festival office. Portland Metro Arts, 9003 S.E. Stark St.

ASHLEIGH FLYNN IN CONCERT TO BENEFIT Q CENTER
Aug. 24. 8-11 p.m. Portland musician, artist, activist group While Rome Burns will hold the sixth in it’s ongoing series of benefit concerts: Ashleigh Flynn in support of Portland’s Q Center. Singer and songwriter Rénee Muzquiz will open the show. $10 (100 poercent goes to Q Center). Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge. 3552 N. Mississippi Ave.

FORBOOKLOVERS

READ ORWELL BOOK
Aug. 13. 2-3 p.m. Discuss “Homage to Catalonia,” by George Orwell, in a Pageturners book group. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LEARN OF AFGHAN TREK
Aug. 15. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss “The Places In Between,” by Rory Stewart, who walked across Afghanistan and reveals the history and cultures of its people. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

DISCUSS ROY NOVEL
Aug. 17. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Discuss “The God of Small Things,” by Arundhati Roy, in a Pageturners book group. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

SEEAFILM

1955 CLASSIC TO PLAY
Aug. 5-6. 2 p.m. both days. See “Violent Saturday,” a 1955 film with actors Lee Marvin, Stephen McNally and J. Carrol Nash. A trio of bandits arrives in a quiet Arizona mining town to rob a bank. Tickets $6. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

‘WEREWOLF’ FILM SLATED
Aug. 12. 7 p..m. View “An American Werewolf in London” from 1981, with Q&A after the film with actor David Naughton. Two young Americans backpacking through Britain are attacked by a large wolf. Directed by John Landis with groundbreaking special effects by Rick Baker. Tickets $15. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CAMP CLASSIC PLANNED
Aug. 24. 9 p.m. See “Death Becomes Her,” from 1992, starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Isabella Rossellini. Hollywood rivals become immortal frenemies after they acquire an elixir of youth kept by a mysterious woman. The camp classic includes breakthrough effects and iconic one-liners. Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi. General admission $10, seniors and students $8. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

ELECTRONICAID

MEET WITH TECH HELPER
Aug. 1. 6-7:30 p.m. Meet one-on-one with a Tech Helper to get answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers and more. Bring any device for which you have questions, with username and password. Free. Registration required: www.multco.org or 503-988-5123 or Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

BUILD A WEBSITE
Aug. 12. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to build a basic website using the Google Sites application. Get a Google or Gmail account before coming to class. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

STAY PRODUCTIVE
Aug. 22. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Share a favorite tool used to stay productive online or learn tools that others use. Share and learn about tools that can help you keep track of time, make to-do lists, store reading material for later and find out what’s new on the web. Free. Registration required: www.multco.org or 503-988-5123 or Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT CANVA
Aug. 29. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about Canva, a free, online design studio. Sign up for a Canva account before class. Free. Registration required: www.multco.org or 503-988-5123 or Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

FORFITNESS

LEARN TAI CHI
Aug. 1. 5-7 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.r1502927170otcar1502927170porih1502927170cxdp@1502927170ofni1502927170. Irvington Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.

MOVEMENT AIDS PAIN
Aug. 4. 10-11 a.m. Continues Fridays. Healing chronic pain with gentle movement and awareness exercise. $15 drop-in. www.somaspace.us/classes. 971-258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

PORTLAND PASSTIMES FOOTBAG PARTY
Aug. 9. 7 p.m. World Footbag Championships will be held in Portland this year from Aug. 6-12 and OG shredder Dave Hillis is hosting an afterparty in the lot behind Portland Pasttimes toy store in Hollywood, featuring DJ Wood Knot and Toby Robinson and band. www.footbag.org. 1925 N.E. 42nd Ave.

MOVING FOR HEALING
Aug. 7. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Continues Mondays. Moving to Heal with Siere Munro is a gentle movement practice to complement and facilitate the healing of body, mind, emotions and spirit. Beginners welcome. $15 drop-in. www.somaspace.us/classes. 971-258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

FORSENIORS

PRACTICE TAI CHI
Aug. 1. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. Tai Chi class. Free but donations appreciated. Information: 971-285-6939. Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St.

UNDERSTAND YOUR DEVICE
Aug. 2. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Continues Wednesdays in August. Kerri Robinson will help seniors learn about their electronic devices in one-hour appointments. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GAIN BALANCE
Aug. 2 and 7. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai Chi class for beginners to improve strength, balance, calm the mind and promote concentration. Free but donations appreciated. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MEET COMPUTER TUTOR
Aug. 3. 9:45 a.m., 12 noon and 12:45 p.m. Continues Aug. 10, 24 and 31. Computer tutor John Lucas provides one-on-one guidance on electronic devices in 45-minute appointments. Bring device and charging cord. Free but donations to center appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

COOK FOR DIABETICS
Aug. 4. 10-11 a.m. Learn about cooking and meal preparation for those with diabetes with Cindy Kneale, who will demonstrate how to make healthy salads with seasonal ingredients. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS GET AID
Aug. 7. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of the month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Understand the stresses and joys for the emotional and physical health of both caregivers and children. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

CARE FOR CAREGIVERS
Aug. 9. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. Aug. 27. 2-3:30 p.m. Continues fourth Sunday of the month. Support groups for Alzheimer’s caregivers share ideas for coping and caring. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘UNITED KINGDOM’
Aug. 11. 1 p.m. View “United Kingdom,” the story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and his loving but controversial marriage to a white British woman, Ruth Williams, that sent his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Free. Information: 971-285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

SEE ‘ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE’
Aug. 11. 1 p.m. See “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” the story of Warsaw zookeepers who saved hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion of World War II. Free but $1 donation appreciated. See the film with subtitles at 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW JFK EXHIBIT
Aug. 16. 9:30 a.m. Join the Riders’ Club to see the John F. Kennedy exhibit, “High Hopes,” at the Oregon Historical Society. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Meet a Ride Wise Ambassador for free fare and public transit guidance at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT TABLET
Aug. 17. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The computer tutor offers 45-minute appointments to assist in operating a phone, tablet or laptop, PCs or Apples. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Computer center in Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

MOVE, SOOTHE ACHES
Aug. 22. 10-11 a.m. Participate in a Trager Mentastics demonstration with Mercedes Gonzales to learn simple body movements that relieve stress, soothe aches and decrease stiffness. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

AGE GRACEFULLY
Aug. 23. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Continues Wednesdays to Oct. 25. Looking for a new approach to growing older on your own terms? The Aging Master Program, from the National Council on Aging, is a 10-week program on the aging basics, exercise, sleep, healthy eating, financial fitness, medication management, advance planning and more. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT MEDICARE
Aug. 29. 1-2 p.m. Get questions about Medicare and Medicaid answered by Mara Woloshin, a specialist in aging health care. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

JOIN BOOK CLUB
Aug. 29. 1:30-3 p.m. Continues last Tuesday of the month. A book club, with large print books provided by Multnomah County Library. Free but donations appreciated. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

INGENERAL

LIVE HEALTHFULLY
Aug. 1. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about healthy living for your brain and body. Certain lifestyle habits are associated with cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org; phone 503-988-5123 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

GAIN SELF CARE
Aug. 1. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Recovery International is a nonprofit system offering support for those seeking to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Offers psychiatric after care and support for nervous persons. Free-will offering. Information: 503-810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org; blogsite www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

ALBINA BANK BIRTHDAYS
Aug. 4. Beaumont and Rose City branches of Albina Community Bank will be celebrating their birthdays with decorations, cake and giveaways for customers and neighbors. Stop in and learn why Albina is proud to be a B-Corp.’ 4020 N.E. Fremont St. and 5636 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MOVE TO JOB SECURITY
Aug. 8. 6-7 p.m. “Plant Yourself Where You Will Bloom” is an interactive class designed to help create a career that is meaningful and financially rewarding to participants. Learn the seven steps to go from confused to job security. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org; phone 503-988-5123 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

KNOW RENTERS’ RIGHTS
Aug. 17. 4-5:30 p.m. Know renters’ rights and responsibilities from searching for a home, filling out applications, paying deposits and fees, getting repairs made, moving out and more. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

EXPLORE ECLIPSES THROUGH THE AGES
Aug. 19. 3:30-5 p.m. Explore how humans have interpreted eclipses from our beginnings to modern times. Examine the myths and superstitions about eclipses as seen in art and writings, then delve into the lives of scientists who revealed the science behind solar and lunar eclipses. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. – Janet Goetz

 

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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