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Volume 15, Issue 10
October 2017


Community News October 2017

Clean Water; Metro; THPRD Natural Resources at CPO 1

Tues., Oct. 10, 7 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

The meeting will begin with visits from our Public Safety providers and our park rep. Then we’ll hold our annual election for CPO leadership positions. This time, Virginia Bruce will run for Chair, and Bruce Bartlett will stand for Vice Chair. Nomination from the floor are also accepted.

How does Clean Water Services protect the watershed? We’ll hear from Shannon Huggins, Public Involvement Coordinator for CWS, about how they work to protect the watershed on public, private, and developing land. We’ll learn why it is important, and how we can help.

Then we’ll hear from Kathryn Harrington, our Metro Council member, with an update to discuss transportation planning and funding, and changes coming our way for garbage and waste diversion.

Kyle Spinks, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Natural Resources specialist, will describe their Citizen Science program and share results from this year’s volunteer wildlife surveys.

Washington County Forum schedule

Ellen Rosenblum
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Learn about the issues and meet the people who affect our lives in Washington County. Forum programs are streamed live on Facebook if you can’t attend the meetings.

Oct. 9: Judith Margles, executive director, Oregon Jewish Museum, speaking on the museum.

Oct. 16: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, speaking on issues confronting the attorney general’s office.

Oct. 23: Stewardship Forester-OR Dept of Forestry Kevin Nelson, speaking on current issues involving Oregon forests.

Oct. 30: King City Mayor Ken Gibson, speaking on the state of the city.

Nov. 6: Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, speaking on city issues: transportation, housing initiatives.


Oct. 26 at 6:30 pm on Rock Creek Campus Building Nine, event center, the Forum will have a special event with PCC students Rylie Wolff and Max Santiago speaking on all-user restrooms and issues facing transgender students. Cosponsored by PCC and the Washington County Human Rights Council.

The forum is held over lunch every Monday, September through June, (except holidays) at Golden Valley Restaurant & Brew Pub in Beaverton, 1520 NW Bethany Blvd. All events are free. Doors open at 11:30 am, and speakers start at noon. Lunch is available to order from the menu.

Membership is $50/year, and gives you the privilege of asking questions of the speakers. Visit the website to learn more.


Cedar Mill Garden Club meeting

Wed., Oct. 18, 10:30 am, Garnet Ascher's, 9342 SW Washington St., Portland.

Bonnie Deneke will present a program on hummingbird migration. Open to all.

The Cedar Mill Garden Club general meetings are free to all plant lovers. See our Facebook page or the website at for additional details.


Ready for fright? Visit the Servin's on Halloween!!

The Servin family is hosting a fundraiser for Home Plate Youth Service, on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31st from 6-9 pm at 1755 NW 131st Ave in Terra Linda. Donations of all amounts are welcomed and will be given to Home Plate Youth Services.

Haunted house is a family friendly volunteer made and run event. This year’s theme is the Terror Linda Seance. If you have questions please contact

(The very young and/or easily frightened might want to wait outside)

Portland streetcars at BHS

Tues., Oct. 10, 7 pm, Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton.

Author Richard Thompson will give a presentation on the history of Portland area streetcars, and how they made lasting and economic contributions that are still apparent in the layout and character of the city’s neighborhoods today.

$3 suggested donation supports the Beaverton Historical Society. Refreshments provided.

Public invited to comment on URMD pedestrian, biking improvement candidates

Comments on the top pedestrian and biking improvement candidates being considered for funding are encouraged from the public. Comments will be accepted through Oct. 8.

One of the candidate projects is to construct a sidewalk on one or both sides of Cornell Road in the area beyond the extents of the MSTIP project mentioned on page-Essentially between 87th and 102nd Avenues. There are several more small projects proposed in the Cedar Mill area. Visit the interactive map to vote and make a comment.

Washington County’s Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) studies suggested improvements from around the county, and selects the projects that appear on the map. After review of the public comments, URMDAC will recommend projects to be included in the Urban Road Maintenance District’s FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 budgets.

For more information and to comment on the proposed projects, visit this webpage.

Elizabeth Steiner Hayward files to run again for Senate

Family physician Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland) officially filed to seek re-election to represent District 17 in the Oregon Senate, which includes parts of Beaverton, Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill, Bethany, Rock Creek and NW Portland.

Sen. Steiner Hayward said, “I’m running for re-election to continue my efforts in making Oregon the healthiest state in the nation, and I’m focused on increasing funding for education and creating an economy that helps all Oregonians succeed.”

Last session, Senator Steiner Hayward led the coalition to pass a new law that increases the age of tobacco sales to 21, and she brokered a bipartisan agreement to ensure that Oregonians keep their access to health care. She also supported the new Reproductive Health Equity law, the Cover All Kids Act, as well as the landmark Transportation Package that will lead to substantial investments to improve Oregon’s infrastructure.

“I’m very proud of the work we achieved this year, especially because Oregon is moving forward while the federal government is in disarray,” said Sen. Steiner Hayward. “I want to continue to serve my constituents by giving them an effective voice at the State Capitol to help make Oregon a place we all want to live, work, raise families, and treasure for years to come.”

In her tenure as State Senator for District 17, she's helped to pass landmark legislation including increasing vaccination rates statewide, strengthening the Indoor Clean Air Act, and creating Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations. She was one of the first legislators to openly support Measure 91--the statewide ballot measure to legalize recreational cannabis, and chief-sponsored automatic voter registration in 2015.

Senator Steiner Hayward will visit CPO 1 at their December 12 meeting, to give us an update on the 2017 session.

Beaverton gets residential composting

Beaverton residents who receive yard debris collection service will soon have a new disposal option for their home’s food waste—composting. Yard debris roll carts will now be known as “composting carts” and residents can include food, such as fruits, vegetables, bread, dairy, meat, bones, and other food waste. For a full listing of acceptable food-waste items to include, visit

The program is designed to help reduce the amount of food waste headed to landfills. Food is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and the average Beaverton resident produces about 225 pounds of food waste each year.

Washington County residents still don’t have this option. Contact your County Commissioner if you’d like it to be extended to our urban areas.

Forum to discuss PCC bond vote

Tues., Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 pm, Event Center, Building 9, Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd.

Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus neighbors are invited to attend the open forum, featuring PCC District President Mark Mitsui who will answer questions about the PCC bond renewal that will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. Free parking is available in the event lot, just west of Building 9.

If passed, the bond renewal will improve workforce training programs, expand the health professions and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs and extend the life of PCC facilities. The measure will not increase taxes but will continue at its current level of 40 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for 16 years.

Some community members are urging you to not support the PCC Bond on the upcoming November 7th ballot because no funding from this bond will be used to improve safety around the PCC Rock Creek campus.

Since the Rock Creek Campus opened in 1967, area traffic has significantly increased. Although PCC has been a major contributor to this traffic increase, they have done little to improve traffic congestion and safety surrounding their campus. Community advocates and county leaders have met with PCC Board members and staff requesting more cooperation from PCC.  PCC continues to claim that area traffic is due to residential expansion in the area and is not due to the expansion of the Rock Creek Campus. PCC feels that their bond needs to address the needs of the entire PCC district, whereas, traffic congestion and safety issues surrounding their Rock Creek campus are best left to Washington County taxpayers to resolve.

Join a Park District Advisory Committee!

Committees provide input on broad subjects that help improve district programs and parks. Advisory Committees offer a unique opportunity for your recommendations and input to not only be heard, but create lasting change. All three committees have openings: Parks & Facilities, Programs & Events, Nature & Trails. Apply today!

Applications for new members will be accepted through October 30, 2017. Committee meetings are typically on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Contact Bruce Barbarasch at or 503-614-1214 for more information.

For more information visit the website.

PCC Harvest Festival

Sat., Oct. 14, 10-2, PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland.

PCC’s annual Harvest Festival offers something for everyone and everything is free. Aztec dancers, fiddlers, free pumpkins, a petting zoo, free snacks, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more will be available. Some events are staged in Building 5 and most outdoor activities are in the Learning Garden. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus. Join us, rain or shine.

Museum after dark

Museum After Dark explores the paranormal

Thurs., Oct. 26, 6-9 pm, 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland.

The Washington County Museum presents, “If These Walls Could Talk.” Join us for an evening of ghost hunting, workshops, and storytelling as we hear what a group of paranormal investigators have found at the Museum’s Old Log Jail during recent investigations. At least two men were known to have died within the jail’s walls between 1853 and 1870… and now, for the first time in museum history, they have a chance to come back and tell their stories.

Advance tickets include an adult beverage, a presentation, a paranormal investigation mini demo, and a raffle ticket to accompany paranormal investigators to the Plum Hill Vineyard this November. Cost: $10 member price [Become a member today], $15 advance price, $17 at the door. This event is 21+ only.

PCC free concerts

Tuesdays, Oct. 17 and 24, The Forum Building 3, Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road

All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Donations are welcomed. Parking is free in the Event Center lot behind Building 9.

Adam Levin
Adam Levin

Oct. 17: Adam Levin, classical guitarist. Levin has performed across the United States and Europe at celebrated venues and was a Fulbright Scholar from 2008-11. Adam is currently the co-director of the annual Boston Guitarfest Young Guitarists Workshop and teaches guitar at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and Middlesex College. For more information, go to the website.

Oct. 24: Sandeep Koranne, a sitar virtuoso, will present the classical music of North India. Sandeep is from New Delhi and has been performing in public since the age of 10. He has performed regularly on All India Radio and in California and Portland. Indian classical music is thousands of years old, created by the ancient sages attuned to the cycles of nature. Sandeep will be accompanied by Saikiran Madhusudan on tabla. For more information, please go to the website.

The series is sponsored by grants from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and a Beaverton Arts Program Community Grant.

Washington County Resistance

Thurs., Oct. 26, 7-8:30 pm, contact for address.

Build community with fellow neighbors interested in pursuing local actions to stand up for justice, equality, and environment. Join us for discussion of local coordinated action and TBD guest speaker. Contact for details.

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Mon., Oct. 9, 7:30-8:30 pm, contact for address.

We will have two guest speakers this month: the Washington County Democrats, and Criminal Justice League. Please email Karyn or John for meeting address. Indivisible Cedar Mill is a progressive, grass-roots organization. or

Celebrate Indigenous People's Day

Mon., Oct. 9, 6:15-8 pm, Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd.

David Lewis
David Lewis

The City of Beaverton’s Human Rights Advisory Commission, Beaverton Historical Society, and the city’s Cultural Inclusion Program invite you to a celebration of Indigenous People’s Day.

Guest speaker Dr. David Gene Lewis, historian and professor of Anthropology and Native Studies, and an active member of the Grand Ronde Tribe, discusses Beaverton’s indigenous past, current challenges and areas of progress.

Indigenous People’s Day is recognized in various locations throughout the United States. It was first proposed at a 1977 United Nations conference as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day.

Cedar Milers walk to Ciderfest

Sun., Oct. 15, 12:30 pm, parking lot near Shari’s restaurant.

The Cedar Milers, a walking club founded in the Cedar Mill area almost 30 years ago, will host a group walk of our new Cedar Mill route. All who are interested in walking through Cedar Mill, local parks, and pathways, including the Cedar Mill Pond and the Cedar Mill Falls, are welcome to join us!

We’ll time our pace so that we pause at the JQA Young House in time for everyone to enjoy the Cider Festival.

We welcome all, whether you are a regular walker, a volkswalker who is looking for a stamp for his/her walk books, or just someone who would enjoy either a nice 5K (3.1 miles) or 11K (7 miles) walk. Our walk pace is about a 20-minute mile, fast enough for a healthy walk but slow enough to enjoy the scenery.

Registration should be completed by 12:15 pm on the day of the walk in the parking lot near Shari’s restaurant. Look for the green "Come Walk With Us" banner. Contact Dar Parrow at or 503-484-6475 for more information.


Virtue of the month: Caring

Caring is giving tender attention to the people and things that matter to us. Caring is a gift from the heart. “One who cares listens” - Paul Tellich. I practice caring: I take interest in others and listen deeply. I look for ways to be considerate and helpful. I am gentle and loving with anyone and anything that is placed in my care. I give excellent attention to whatever I do. I am passionate about my beliefs. I take good care of myself. I am thankful for the gift of Caring. It helps me to express my love.

Excerpt from The Virtues Reflection Cards, written by Linda Kavelin Popov.

For more information, contact Delaram Adyani 503-267-0202 or visit

The Sunset Band at the Classic last year

Marching Band Classic

Sat., Oct. 14, Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro.

The annual Sunset Marching Band Classic attracts over 5,000 people each year. In its 29th year, this premier marching band competition is hosted by the Sunset Apollo Marching Band and Auxiliary (SAMBA) volunteer organization. Accredited by the Northwest Association for Performing Arts (NWAPA), this year the Sunset Marching Band Classic will be hosting a NWAPA Competition, attended by many bands and their enthusiastic supporters from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Under the direction of Greg Hall, Sunset enjoys one of the premier band programs in the Pacific Northwest. Students are offered a wide variety of musical alternatives, including marching band, color guard, jazz band, funk band and symphonic band. We strive to keep our programs accessible to all interested students, regardless of their ability to pay.

 The Sunset Classic is the primary event to raise money supporting all band programs at Sunset High School. This includes marching band, color guard, jazz band, funk band, winter percussion and winter guard. It takes nearly $100,000 a year to support the Sunset High School band and color guard programs. The school district cannot fund these activities. Without community support, these opportunities for participation and leadership would disappear.

Israeli Folk Dancing

Mon., Oct. 2, 16, and 30, 6:30-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd.

Discover the joy of Israeli folk dancing, brought to you by Sue and Friends, on the first, third, and fifth Mondays of each month! No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. First timers are free.

New this fall: Beginner's intro class 6:30-7 pm. 7-9 pm: easy and intermediate level dances with some instruction. $6/$10 couples at the door.

For details please visit Portland Israeli Folk Dance News at, or email Sue at

Forum set for county land use process

Thurs., Oct. 26, 8:30-10 am, Washington County Walnut Street Center, 1400 Walnut St., Hillsboro.

The Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Development Forum is an opportunity for our customers in the development and building industries to learn more about Washington County's development-related services, initiatives, and processing timelines, as well as an opportunity to network and provide input.

For more information, visit the website.

Christ United Methodist Church offers parenting info for teens

Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, Christ Methodist Church, 12755 NW Dogwood St.

Middle and high school teens and their parents are invited to a four-week series to share insights and advice on tools to help navigate the daily challenges of middle and high schoolers. Each session will include a presentation, group discussions, and exercises plus time to connect with other teens and parents. This speaker series is part of the Christ UMC Children, Youth and Family Ministries programming and is sponsored by a grant from the Christ UMC Endowment.

Oct. 4: Developing a Growth Mindset.

Oct. 11: Learning New Tools for the Communication Toolbox.

Oct. 18: Strengthening Developmental Assets for Success.

Oct. 25: Identifying Anxiety and Depression.

Contact for more information.

Picking the right tree

PGE says that trees beautify our yards, provide wildlife habitat and help clean our air. They even help save energy by shading your home and reducing the need for cooling. When you plant trees, be sure to follow our “right tree, right place” guidelines so you can enjoy your trees, worry-free, for years to come. Basically, stick to low-growing trees near power lines. You’ll have a safer yard and fewer maintenance hassles. Plus, you’ll help reduce tree-related power outages in your neighborhood.

Enter our “right tree, right place” sweepstakes!

You could win 2 trees, courtesy of Friends of trees, or up to 8 hours of professional tree pruning from PGE and Asplundh Tree Expert.

County awarded TGM grant

Washington County will be developing strategic solutions for first/last mile transit connections, thanks to a Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Program grant.

Washington County was one of 12 Oregon communities awarded TGM grants to fund transportation and land use planning projects. The County's grant will allow Department of Land Use & Transportation staff to study ways to reduce the real or perceived distance and time it takes people to travel to and from transit stops (first/last mile). The study will result in strategies that are coordinated, flexible and responsive to community and site challenges including:

Infrastructure improvements to provide safer, faster and more comfortable access to transit; ways to better integrate mobile technology; and support for electric cars and autonomous vehicles.

"This study will identify ways Washington County can improve access to transit, which is a vital part of our transportation network," said Andrew Singelakis, director, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation. "Improving access to transit improves the community's access to jobs, health care, shopping, recreation and more. It is critical to maintaining a vibrant, local economy."

TGM received 39 grant applications totaling $5.9 million. Recipients will work with staff to develop each project, including final award amounts based on the scope of each grant. Awards are expected to range from $100,000 to $250,000. TGM grants are funded through a partnership between the Department of Land Conservation and Development and ODOT.

TVF&R reminds you that working smoke alarms save lives

October is Fire Prevention Month, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue wants to remind you to check your smoke alarms. It’s important to hear the beep where you sleep and make sure every bedroom has a working smoke alarm.

The majority of people who die in a fire succumb to heat and smoke inhalation, not flames. Having working smoke alarms in your home greatly increases your chances of surviving a fire.

TVF&R offers the following advice to help protect your family:

  • To ensure maximum protection, install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Check your alarms monthly by pushing the test button and replace smoke alarms 10 years old or older.
  • Hard-wired alarms—those wired directly into home electrical systems—should have a battery back-up.
  • Never disconnect or remove batteries from smoke alarms.
  • An alarm’s hush button allows you to temporarily silence the alarm.
  • If your smoke alarm sounds, immediately exit your home, call 911, and stay outside.
  • For more fire prevention tips and tools to create a fire escape plan, visit
Light of Unity

Light of Unity Festival

Sun. Oct. 21, 1-4 pm, Cedar Mill Library Community Room.

Learn about Baha’u’llah and the history of the Baha’i Faith through film, stories, presentations, and spiritual writings. Enjoy musical entertainment and participate in a service project for all ages. The Light of Unity Festival is a celebration of the transformative impact of Baha’u’llah’s vision of the oneness of humanity, inspiring people of all backgrounds to work together to build a just and peaceful society. Refreshments provided. For more information visit

THPRD restoration projects

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District invites you, your family, your service group, and your friends to help with restoration work sessions in the Cedar Mill/Bethany area.

Restore the Natural Areas of NE Park

Sat., Oct. 14, 9 am - 12 pm, NE Park, corner of Laidlaw & Saltzman.

Join us as we continue to remove English ivy from the forested portions of NE Park. Please bring a reusable water bottle to drink from throughout the event. Tools, gloves, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Volunteers will meet the crew leader on the northeastern corner of the intersection. Please park along neighborhood streets, just north of Laidlaw.

Celebrate No Ivy Day with the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy

Sat., Oct. 28, 9 am - 12 pm, Lost Park.

Join forces with the National Honor Society from the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District as we remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from the forested portions of Lost Park. Please bring a reusable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Volunteers will meet at the trailhead located at the end of NW 111th Avenue, just south of Rainmont Rd. Lost Park is located in the Cedar Mill area, just northeast of the intersection of NW Cornell Road and 119th Avenue. Please park along neighborhood streets.

Sign up here for all sessions.

Identity theft workshop among Viva Village events

Viva Village is dedicated to enabling older adults in the Beaverton area to remain in their homes and communities through a variety of trained volunteer and paid support services and activities. Following are some of the activities and classes for October:

Sat., Oct. 21, 2-3:30 pm. Elsie Stuhr Center, Manzanita Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton.

Identity Theft & Scams: Simple Protection

An interactive presentation by Washington County Sheriff’s Office. To learn more and RSVP: or 503-746-5082.

Nature Walk: Bethany Lake/Rock Creek Trail.

Sat., Oct.7, 9-10 am, 5061 NW 185th (near West Union Rd). Meet at Parking Lot, 9 am. RSVP appreciated: or 503-746-5082.

Village 101 Presentation. Information for prospective members and/or volunteers.

Sat., Oct. 14, 10-11:30 am, Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton. Information: or 503-746-5082.

Many more activities are listed on the Calendar page of the Viva Village website.

Library News

Annual meeting: Tues. Oct. 17, 7 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library

Everyone is invited to join us at our 42nd annual meeting. Agenda items include a review of last year’s accomplishments, plans for the coming year, and elections for board vacancies. Refreshments will be served and there will be time for socializing.

Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week: Oct. 8-14

Pick up the book, “A Steep and Thorny Way,” while supplies last. Recipients of the book will sign up to attend a visit by the book’s author, Cat Winters, on Nov. 8, 3 pm. For ages 11-18.

Soccer Talk: Wed., Oct. 18, 7 pm

Portland author Paul Gerald will talk about Soccer. He is currently working on a book titled An American’s Guide to Soccer in England.

Parent Workshops for adults only are held in the upstairs meeting rooms at the Cedar Mill Library.

Language and Literacy Development in Babies and Toddlers: Tues., Oct. 24, 6:30 - 8 pm.

Pre-reading skills begin early. Support and encourage your child’s development.

Getting Ready to Read 3s, 4s, and 5s: Wed., Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Pre-reading skills develop before school. Learn how to support them.

Mountain Dulcimer

Fri., Nov. 3, 6:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library.

Patricia Delich & Wayne Jiang are a husband-and-wife team who met playing the mountain dulcimer. Join us for a musical performance and historical presentation. Website:

plant sale

Fall native plant sale

Sat., Oct. 7, 10 am-2 pm, Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton.

Get ready for fall and planting season with the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s 17th annual Fall Native Plant Sale. A wide variety of shrubs, ground covers, perennials and trees will be available for purchase.

Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, who purchase plants from local growers that specialize in native species, sponsor the event. Proceeds from sales will go to park improvements and environmental education. For more information, call the Nature Center at 503-629-6350.

Metro seeks applicants for influential transportation policy committee

Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee, or TPAC, is seeking volunteers interested in regional transportation issues who wish to gain public service experience. Three community-member appointments are open for two-year terms starting in Jan. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 13, 2017. The Metro Council expects to make the appointments in Jan..

Blood drive set in Cedar Mill

Oct. 9, 1:30-7 pm, Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Road.

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. Recent disasters mean that the need is greater than ever.

Patients who need repeated transfusions, like 11-year-old Tymia McCullough who has sickle cell disease, must have blood that is matched very closely. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at

Prescription drug turn-in

Sat., Oct. 28, 10 am-2 pm, Bales Marketplace Cedar Mill

In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Washington County Sheriff’s Office will collect any unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Turning in your unwanted drugs keeps them out of the wrong hands, and also keeps them from polluting our water!

We will not accept: illegal drugs, medical waste, syringes or needles, thermometers, IV solutions, lotions or creams, and medications from nursing homes, doctor's offices or other businesses.

Help young parents finish school!

Do you love babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers? You can satisfy your love and help a young mom and/or dad complete a high school education by volunteering with the Continuing Education for Young Parents (CEYP) program.

The program is in need of volunteers to help take care of toddlers aged 12 to 18 months in the mornings while their teen parents attend high school classes. Volunteers are asked to give one morning a week at the beautiful facility at Merlo Station High School, 1841 SW Merlo Drive, Beaverton. Flexible scheduling is available.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Kate Richman at 503-869-5549, or email Kate at

Ladies of the Valley

Washington County Museum Grand Re-Opening

Oct. 25, 10 am-4 pm, 17677 NW Springville Rd, free

Join us on opening day to see the newest installment of the Ladies of the Valley exhibition. This new exhibit features period clothing and objects from 1910 to 1950, highlighting local women as they won the vote and entered the workforce. It’s a follow up to Ladies of the Valley: Part I (1860-1910), which was on display from March to September 1, 2017. Part II will be on display through March 17, 2018. 

The Museum is open to the public 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays at their facility on the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd. Parking is free in the gravel lot behind the Museum building.


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