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Volume 16, Issue 10
October 2018


October 2018 Business News

Pharmaca events

Pharmaca’s Fall Beauty Bag Giveaway to Kick Off October 20

glow bag
Organic cotton bag features 13 beauty products, free with $100 beauty purchase

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy announced that its fall beauty bag giveaway will kick off October 20.

The gift includes 13 natural skin and hair care products in varying sizes, all housed in a chic, organic cotton cosmetics bag.

The bag is the biggest one yet—worth nearly $200—and will be free with a $100 beauty purchase, while supplies last.

The bag will be available in Pharmaca stores, and a limited number will also be available on

Since its inception, Pharmaca has offered customers a carefully curated selection of quality natural health and beauty products. Over the years they have nurtured up-and-coming natural and organic beauty brands, working to educate customers on the importance and efficacy of these natural products.

“We love that our Beauty Bag just keeps getting better and better,” says Mary Catherine Horgan, Pharmaca’s beauty buyer. “Not only do the products in the bag represent some of our favorite natural and effective beauty brands, it’s also a great way for customers to get to know some of our newer lines. And the fact that we’re offering full sizes of products from brands like Dr. Hauschka, Trilipiderm and Sonage makes it an amazing value!”

What’s inside the bag

  • Paula ’s Choice RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser (deluxe sample | $5 value)
  • Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner (deluxe sample | $5 value)
  • Sonage Gommage Exfoliating Gel (full size | $36 value)
  • Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Emulsion (deluxe sample | $20 value)
  • Trilipiderm Protective Day Crème SPF 30 (full size | $39.99 value)
  • jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener (deluxe sample | $10 value)
  • Dr. Hauschka Colour Correcting Powder (full size | $34.99 value)
  • W3LL PEOPLE Mini Expressionist Mascara in Black ($12.99 value)
    Babo Botanicals Lip Tint SPF 15 in Plum Rose (full size | $9.99 value)
  • Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm (deluxe sample | $5 value)
  • ShiKai Travel Size Coconut Hand & Body Lotion (deluxe sample | $1.99 value)
  • Bedu Camel Milk Face & Body Bar (full size | $5.89 value)
  • Seed Phytonutrients Lip Balm (full size | $11.99 value)

The organic cotton bag itself is lined with recycled sari material, making each one completely unique. The bags are made by Freeset India, a company that employs more than 250 women who are paid Fair Trade wages, trained in sewing and screen printing skills, and are taught how to learn how to read, write and budget their finances.

Because of the limited quantities available at each store and online, customers are encouraged to pick up their bag early so they don’t risk missing out on this great offer.

Juice Beauty

Saturday, October 20, 12-6 pm, Pharmaca

Don’t forget to come over for pampering mini-facial featuring Juice Beauty. Receive a custom skin consultation and treatment plan tailored to your skin type. Sign-up required to reserve your spot. Mini-facials require a $10 service fee, and you receive a $10 off coupon valid on event day.

Contact Patrick Healey at (503) 596-3552 for more information.


Touchmark events

Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 24, 3 pm, Touchmark, 840 SW Touchmark Way, near SW Barnes & Leahy Rd., free

Enjoy happy hour and meet acclaimed local artist Ryan Birkland, one of the featured artists whose work enlivens Touchmark in the West Hills. Touchmark worked with Heidi McBride & Co. to identify a number of artists from Oregon, Washington, and California and commissioned several dozen original, eclectic pieces to display throughout the two lodges. Seating may be limited, so RSVP by calling 503-954-1640.

President Teddy Roosevelt Visits the West Hills

Joe Wiegland as Teddy Roosevelt

Saturday, October 20, 2 pm, Touchmark, 840 SW Touchmark Way, free

The public is invited to a legendary performance of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president, by Joe Wiegand, the country’s leading reenactor. Wiegand resembles Roosevelt right down to the wind-burned complexion and cadence of voice. Known for his ability to never break character, his performances have entertained presidents and elected officials alike, and he takes his lively performance on tour to parks and historic events around the country.

“We are so excited to host this reenactment. The show is an excellent opportunity to learn more about President Roosevelt’s impact on our nation and his great legacy,” says Touchmark Life Enrichment/Wellness Director, Keri Donovan. “Touchmark is thrilled to bring history to life and provide the opportunity for people to meet this great president.”

Seating is limited, so call to reserve a seat at 503-954-1640!


Marion Acres Farm Tour

farm tour

Saturday, October 13, 10 am, Marion Acres Farm, 23137 NW West Union Rd, Hillsboro, free for children under 10, $5 per adult

This farm tour includes coffee, a breakfast treat, a full tour of the farm and processing facility, plus a special discount! Meet all the animals and learn about our sustainable processes!

Register at


Village Gallery of Arts

Talisman by Phyllis Meyer

Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 12 pm-4 pm, 12505 NW Cornell Road, next to the Cedar Mill Library.

October Awards Show

Show Opens: Monday, October 1, 10 am; Reception: Sunday, October 14, 2-4 pm. Free

Join us for refreshments and enjoy meeting our talented award winners.

Phyllis Meyer, Featured Artist, will be showing her recent acrylic collage and mixed media creations. This is her first showing of exclusively non-objective/abstract work, featuring the color red! Rae Campbell, Featured Crafter, will be showing her fused glass creations.

Washington County open studio tours

Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, 11am–5 pm

The Village Gallery of Arts is excited to participate in our fifth year of Washington County Open Studios Tours. Gallery members will be demonstrating their skills at the Gallery both days.

Fall & winter classes

Skull by Brooke Walker-Knoblich
"Skull," by Brooke Walker-Knoblich

Please see our website for information on our complete class lineup at To register, visit or call the gallery at 503-644-8001

Brooke Walker-Knoblich—Painting with Brooke

Two-week course, Thursdays, October 18 and 25, 10 am–1 pm

Join us for a Halloween-themed class where Brooke will demonstrate painting a skull! This is an excellent class for portrait painters who want to understand the underlying anatomical structures of the human face, but students are also welcome to bring photos or still life objects of their choice to paint.

Susan Pfahl—Copperplate Calligraphy

Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 7:00–9:00 pm

Learn Copperplate Calligraphy! As the ability to refine metals grew, it became possible to replace square ended pens with pointed pen nibs. A series of cursive writing styles soon emerged. These styles are still used today for highly formal documents and invitations. Copperplate is the predecessor of the cursive style handwriting most of us learned in grade school. We will also play with flourishing.

Rebecca Benoit – Lightroom Essentials

Sunday, October 14, 9-1

Baffled by how to import, organize, backup and share your images using Lightroom? This class is for you! Learn how the Lightroom catalog system works—you’l love it once you understand it. You’ll also learn basic workflow (import, rating, search, export) and file and backup management. 

Susan Pfahl—Italic Calligraphy

Fridays, November 2, 9 and 16, 7-9 pm

Write your thoughts beautifully! We will learn Italic Script, starting from the beginning. Whether you have never held a calligraphy pen, or if you have done calligraphy in the past and need a refresher, this is an opportunity to hone your skills. Think of the beautiful greeting cards you will create!

Village Gallery is a non-profit educational art gallery in operation since 1963. Learn more at or call 503-644-8001.



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