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Volume 8, Issue 11


November 2010

CMBA Member News

'Tis the Season of Giving!

Join with World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry in supporting the Oregon Dental Association, hosting the first Mission of Mercy event on Monday & Tuesday, November 22nd & 23rd. Mission of Mercy is a dental clinic with portable dental stations set up in a large public arena. Dental screenings and services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, at no charge to those who attend. MOM combines the donated services of hundreds of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental lab technicians and an array of volunteers to provide these free dental services.

tooth taxiDr. Stafford and her World of Smiles team will also be a matching partner for the Dental Foundation of Oregon's Tooth Taxi during the month of November and December. The Tooth Taxi is a state-of-the-art dental office on wheels, with two operatory units and a waiting room. Unlike other dental vans, the Tooth Taxi has a full-time dentist and staff, and it spends up to four days at a time at schools providing services for Oregon's neediest children. The Tooth Taxi is fueled by donations from foundations, corporations and individuals, and supported by volunteers. Come by World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry and drop off your donation today!

World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry is located at 11790 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 280, Portland off of Barnes Road. For more information, call 503-626-9700, or email You can find them on Facebook or visit their website at Please call for more details about their two-and-under complimentary visits.

$100 prize for the best photo of Cedar Mill

Do you have the winning shot? Sunset Credit Union is offering $100 for the best photo of Cedar Mill or a Cedar Mill event. And you don't need to be an SCU member to enter the contest.

The photo can be of any past or present time frame, and must include scenery of Cedar Mill, a Cedar Mill event (Farmers' Market, Cedar Mill Concert, Cider Festival, or be related to a Cedar Mill site.

Photos should include name, address and phone number and be dropped off at Sunset Credit Union – 1100 NW Murray Blvd (across from McDonalds). All photos must be delivered to the credit union by 5:00PM on November 30th to be eligible. Winner will be announced on December 10th.

In addition to the $100, the winning entry will receive a free portrait session and an 8 X 10 photo courtesy of Sandy Sahagain Portraiture.

Virtue of the month—Thankfulness

Thankfulness is "gratitude for all the bounties of life. Expressing thanks connects us to others and brings them joy."

The Practice of Thankfulness: I have an attitude of gratitude... I count my blessings every day... I discern the gifts in my tests... I am open to the joys of life... I celebrate my life... I expect the best.

Awaking the Virtues CD coming in 2011! Download your free sample of the audio recording of 52 Family Virtues Cards at Pre-order your copy now ($19.95)—a great gift for yourself or your loved ones. Listen to the soothing sounds of music on your mp3 player, in the car, at home or in quiet reflection at the workplace, as Robin Hart and Delaram Hakiman-Adyani read from the inspirational Family Virtues Cards. Each track has four virtues: a description of the Virtue, signs of success, and affirmations to deepen your virtues. "Virtues are the gems within. Polish them and let them shine."

Massage Special

Cedar Mill Chiropractic Clinic is offering a massage special for November and December! Our special massage rate is $50 for a one-hour massage. This is open to all, you do not need to be a current patient to take advantage of this special rate! This rate only applies if payment is made at the time of service. Please call 503-646-3393 to schedule!

Free organizing tips on Facebook

NW Organizing Solutions now offers weekly organizing tips on Facebook. Become a friend of NW Organizing Solutions and see the latest tips to help you bring order to your home and peace of mind back into your life. Free local shred days or workshops are also posted to help you keep your home organized. Check them out on Facebook or visit the website and click on the Facebook link.

Besides the weekly tips offered on Facebook, NW Organizing Solutions also provides two different email newsletters each month. This year the Organizing Tips newsletter has explored the organizing challenges faced in each area of the home as well as possible solutions. The other newsletter, called "On the Move," covers topics about moving and downsizing your household—everything from figuring what furniture will fit into your new home to choosing the right mover.

You can get either of these newsletters by emailing or signing up on the website. Why not move yourself closer to your goal of being organized by using our free helpful tips.

Turn Your Yoga Practice Upside Down!

Saturday, November 20th, noon to 2 pm at Santosha Yoga in Bethany Village.

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of Headstand, Handstand, and Forearm-stand under the guidance of Dina Lang, co-owner of Santosha Yoga. Inversions are great for ensuring blood flow to all parts of your body—the brain loves it! For those with some prior Yoga experience. Cost: $20 pre-registered, $25 day of workshop.

TAI CHI session at Santosha. Tai Chi is a mind/body exercise consisting of slow, fluid movements—meditation in motion. Come see what benefits it can offer! It is the only non-yoga class that we offer at Santosha Yoga and the next session begins in November—Mondays from 2-3pm. Registration is necessary for this class. Call 503-372-9825.

The Next Chapter on Fashion

Over $2,200 was raised for the Cedar Mill Community Library at Second Edition Resale Shop's fashion show and tea on October 22 at the Christ United Methodist Church. While enjoying a delicious English tea, 108 guests viewed a wide range of ensembles modeled by Second Edition volunteers and library staff. Fashions varied from African prints to casual, from sporty to all-decked-out. All clothing and accessories in the show were from Second Edition.

Jan Cox organized the show with the help of over 40 Second Edition volunteers. Pat Coate held the winning raffle ticket for a quilt donated by Janis Bowen. Special thanks to The Morrow Nut Co., Russell Street BarBQue, Tres Bon Salon. After the show, some attendees rushed across the street to snap up the items that weren't auctioned off during the show!

Holiday Food & Wine Show at Bales Thriftway

Don't miss Bales' annual smorgasbord of treats and taste-tempting ideas for you holiday entertainment. Bales' own experts, and representatives from their suppliers will be on hand to let you try samples of food, wine and other holiday party goodies.

Friday and Saturday, November 5-6, from 3-7 pm at Bales Cedar Mill store.

Westside keyboard orchestras featured at Hillsboro community concerts

Westside Music School will be presenting the November program for the Hillsboro Community Concert organization. Student and staff keyboard orchestra ensemble groups will present an international program featuring music from four continents. The free program will be held at 7 pm on Sunday November 21 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church. For more information, call the music school office (503) 626-7181 or check the website

Sunset Athletic Club 7th Annual Holiday Art & Gift Show

Everyone's welcome at SAC's annual event, Wednesday, November 17th 10 am-3 pm at the club, 13939 NW Cornell Road. Find unique hand-crafted gifts by local artists and see some artists demonstrate their talent. No charge. Canned food donations gladly accepted for the Oregon Food Bank.

New fabrics from Provence

Les Couleurs De Provence will soon receive a big shipment of new fabric from Provence for tablecloths, napkins and much more. If you need a special order (custom made) for the holidays please call Mireille at 503-679-1681.

Second Edition Holiday Roll-out

Second Edition will host their annual Holiday Roll-out from 6-7:30 pm on Friday, November 12. The shop will be decorated for the holidays, and features festive fashions at unbelievable prices. The shop is located at the east end of the Cedar Mill Community Library and is the primary fundraiser for the library. The quality items for sale have been donated by supporters of the library. (The shop will be closed from 5-6 pm that evening to prepare for the event.)

Village Gallery News

Our artists have been busy creating arts and crafts to fill our gallery for our annual Holiday Bazaar that runs all of November and December.

See our website at for art and crafts classes offered at our gallery. We have weekly classes including Drawing for Everyone by Sofia Chimaras; Soft Pastel Portraits by Kumi Picford; Traditional Watercolor from Emma Achleithner; and Acrylic Mono-typing from Liz Walker. A children's class is offered on Monday & Wednesday after school by Terri Gonzalez.

Village Gallery of Arts houses a wonderful gallery! All items are made by Portland-area artists. There are gifts for everyone—cards, jewelry, fused glass, stained glass, paintings, sculpture, pottery, silk scarves, fiber arts, prints, paper arts, mixed-media—hundreds of one-of-a-kind items!

You will find us at 12505 NW Cornell Road next to the library. We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-4 pm and Sunday noon-4 pm. Call us to reserve your place in one of our classes at 503-644-8001.

Nikken new products

Kay Bridges, Nikken Wellness Consultant, will participate in the Portland Product Launch for new technologies that were introduced at the Convention in Cancun in October. An innovative full-spectrum light and newly designed tri-phase jewelry for men and woman will be unveiled on Friday, November 12 at the Portland Wellness Center, 7935 SE Lake Rd, Milwaukie 97257.

"And there will also be a new surprise product we haven't been told about yet," says Kay. For more information call 503-671-0218 or contact her at

Give someone a treat

The Gelato and Yogurt Lounge has just added Gift Cards, so you can surprise someone with a gift of frozen yogurt, gelato and coffee drinks. They're located in the west end of the Safeway center, behind Shari's.




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