|Volume 17, Issue 11||
November 2019 Business News
Bethany Family Pet Clinic hosts a “dual” blood drive
Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17, 9 am-3 pm, 15166 NW Central Dr., Bethany
We are joining with DoveLewis and the American Red Cross to host our first-ever dual blood drive. Join us for the Best Friends Blood Drive—one day for humans, the next day for eligible dogs! Collections will all be done at BFPC.
Did you know that your dog can be a blood donor superhero? DoveLewis has an animal blood bank, which is the largest volunteer-based animal blood bank in the Pacific Northwest. Donor dogs must be between 1-6 years of age, weigh at least 55lbs, be current on vaccines and heartworm/flea prevention, have a gentle disposition, and be able to make a two-year commitment and donate four times per year.
Dog donors receive complimentary blood work and exam by a doctor, a complimentary emergency visit should one be necessary, donor parties and more.
If your dog has not been a blood donor, they must have their blood typed to see if they are a match. You can contact the blood bank at DoveLewis, or have your dog's blood tested on the day of our drive for future donations. Please allow for a few weeks for the blood panel to be completed before donating. If your dog has already been typed and is eligible, they may make their regular donation right at BFPC!
If you are interested in being a human donor, use the American Red Cross app to get signed up! Just search out November 16 and choose a time slot between 9 and 3.
Saturday, November 16th Red Cross blood donor bus is coming to Bethany Family Pet Clinic between 9-3. Sign up on their app or call the clinic at 503-614-9061
For more information, please visit us online.
A Child’s Way Preschool Open House
Thursday, November 14, 1-2:30 pm, 12755 NW Dogwood St.
Join us for an open house! Tour a classroom and chat with teachers and directors about our curriculum and philosophy. Your child is welcome to attend and participate in activities available in the classroom or out on our beautiful playground.
A Child’s Way is a nonprofit, NAEYC accredited preschool program serving young children by providing a developmentally based curriculum which enhances self-esteem and promotes problem solving skills. We believe in a hands-on learning approach rich in opportunities to work with science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Children are encouraged to be independent, build on positive social interactions, and value what is beautifully unique about themselves and others.
Registration for fall 2020 will take place for new families at our second Open House to be held on Saturday, January 18 from 10 am-noon. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-644-8407.
Ackerly public events
Providence Medicare Advantage Plans meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 4 pm. The Ackerly at Timberland, 11794 NW Cedar Falls Dr.
Learrn about medical, dental, and vision plans. RSVP is required. Please call 503.350.3400.
Senior Fitness Class
Wednesday, November 13, 27, December 11, 2-2:45
Fitness class geared toward 55+ age group. Focus is stretch, strength and maintaining or increasing mobility and balance. RSVP is required. Please call 503.350.3400.
Touchmark public events
The following events at Touchmark in the West Hills are open to the public. RSVP at 503-954-1640.
Shining a Light on CBD
Tuesday, November 12, 11 am, 840 NW Touchmark Way, RSVP required.
People take or apply CBD to treat a variety of symptoms, but its use is confusing and, for some, controversial. Kryzia Olsen, N.D., will shed some light on CBD: what it is, its use and its effects on the human body.
Parkinson’s Support Group
Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 pm, RSVP required.
This support group meets the second Wednesday of each month and is open to those living with Parkinson’s as well as family members or friends.
Culinary Passport: Thailand
Friday, November 15, 11:30 am, RSVP required.
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a favorite destination for travelers. Thai food is a major attraction along with the country’s beaches, temples, ancient ruins, and elephant sanctuaries. Come experience the tastes and more of this tropical paradise.
What is Your Microbiome and What Does It Do?
Friday, November 15, 4 pm, RSVP required.
Jeff Horacek, M.D., will talk about the microbiome and its role in maintaining health and sometimes contributing to disease. He’ll also discuss the fascinating cutting-edge medical research underway.
Lunch & Learn: Surviving & Thriving Through the Holidays with Jeanette Leardi
Monday, November 18, 11 am, RSVP required.
At any time of year—especially between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day—holidays give people a chance to take a break from their ordinary activities and refocus on their values and relationships. They can also be problematic times that create loneliness, anxiety and stress. Enjoy eating lunch with others and gaining helpful tips for anticipating, celebrating and reflecting on the holidays.
What’s the Difference Between the Canadian and U.S. Health Systems?
Monday, November 25, 3 pm, RSVP required.
Joseph Copeland, M.D., works in emergency medicine in Vancouver, BC. He is visiting the U.S. and will present the differences between the American and Canadian health care systems.
Caregiver Dementia Support Group
Wednesday, November 27, 5:30 pm.
This supportive group of individuals meets the fourth Wednesday of each month to share the challenges of living with and caring for someone who has dementia.
Green Business Symposium
Thursday, November 14, 7:30-10 am, Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave. Hillsboro, $15
The Hillsboro Chamber Green Business Symposium is a forum to present, discuss, and learn about eco-friendly, sustainable business practices in Washington County and celebrate area businesses that are working to protect the environment.
This event is a platform for regional speakers and panelists to share innovative practices and waste reduction solutions. Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling will also discuss the Green Business Leaders program and how to become certified.
Please join us for breakfast and an engaging event with topic discussions focusing on single-use disposable items and how businesses can reduce them. Presenters will include GoBox, Salesforce, and the city of Hillsboro. Reserve your tickets today!
Fieldstone Communities lecture
Eldercare 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing
Thursday, November 14, 6 pm, Fieldstone Cornell Landing, 9860 NW Cornell Rd.
Join Theresa Pritchett, co-author of “Eldercare 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing,” for an in-depth look at planning for yourself and your loved ones as they age. Theresa is a certified senior move manager and has extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of local community resources for elders.
Call 503-292-9222 by November 11 to reserve your place!
Pharmaca Autumn Spa Day
Saturday, November 9, 1-5 pm, 240 NW Lost Springs Ter.
There will be 20% off everything (not including prescriptions). We are featuring a world renowned Israeli skin care line, Lavido, for our mini-facials. Our own esthetician, Alicia, will be offering the mini-facials, and we are raffling off a basket of Lavido products worth $122. If you sign up for a free mini-facial, you will get two entries for the raffle basket. Treat yourself to some self-care as the seasons change and learn about exceptional botanicals that hydrate, soothe and heal your skin. Heavenly!
Flu shots are here and so is the flu season. We have the quadrivalent flu shot, the 60+ flu shot and the Flublok for those with an egg allergy. To sweeten the deal, with each flu shot you get a $5 shopping coupon to spend at Pharmaca. Get ahead of the curve and stay well this winter! Our Naturopathic doctors and Nutritionists can also support with immune builders. Ask for our “Staff Picks”!
Did you know we have the best Holiday gifts? Seriously. Our Holiday goodies are starting to fill the store and we’re so excited to share them with you. We have warm winter wear, deluxe spa goods, jewelry, candles, gorgeous children’s toys, and lots of original gifts that will engage the imagination.
This month we’d like to introduce you to Rose, our Lead Practitioner and Nutritionist. Rose is originally from Auckland, New Zealand but has been in the PNW for over 10 years! Her favorite New Zealand products at Pharmaca are the Trilogy skincare line and the Manuka Honey. Come in and ask her why!
Cornell Farm Café Kitchen is Open!
After three amazing years of growth in the Cafe, our little farmhouse kitchen was in need of a few upgrades. Our amazing crew of staff and contractors tore most of it up and got it all put back together in just seven days.
A huge "thank you" to the speedy crew and all our patient patrons who put up with a week of grinding, banging, and clanging! Renovation is complete and we are open once again for full brunch service along with our coffee, espresso drinks, and homemade pastries.
Plus, keep your eye out for a new seasonal menu coming up in a couple weeks!
Cornell Farm Houseplant Swap
Sunday, November 10, 3-4 pm, Cornell Farm, 8212 SW Barnes Rd., free
Houseplant swaps are popping up lately everywhere you look. As people look to build their relationship with nature by bringing greenery indoors, there’s a sharing community budding right along with it.
What happens at a plant swap? People bring established plants of all sizes, some that they have recently rooted, or even just cuttings off of a bigger plant—if it’s one that another plant enthusiast can get to root with a little know-how. All of these are either traded or given away, no money is exchanged.
To facilitate this event, we will have free plant tables and negotiation plant tables available. If you have things to give away, put them on a free table. Anyone can take those plants at any time. If you have something that is maybe a little more rare, valuable, or you just want to make sure to get something in return, then you can place those on a negotiation table so people know to have a more in-depth conversation with you about the trade.
Beyond trading plants, people share knowledge, make connections, and get a peek into other people’s collections. Sometimes collectors bring special varieties that aren’t commonly available in the retail market -- you never know what you’ll find!
Please feel welcome to attend this event even if you don’t have anything to trade -- we all have to start somewhere! Houseplant enthusiasts are generally quite generous and you’ll likely walk away with free offerings to get you started.
We’ll have a staff member available who can help with any questions you may have about your new plants!
Cedar Mill Business Association
The Cedar Mill Business Association (CMBA) is proud to announce the launch of our new website: www.cedarmillbiz.com, and we invite you to check it out!
Proudly featuring an updated look, the star of the site is our SHOP LOCAL DIRECTORY, which provides an easy way to identify the fantastic stores and service providers that we have in the area.
The CMBA has been in existence for more than 25 years, and has been committed to local community, raising funds and coordinating the Flower Basket Program along NW Cornell Rd, and currently donates about $1700 a year to such worthy causes as SNAP (food stamp program), implemented through the Cedar Mill Farmers Market, the Beaverton School District Homeless Teen program, and funds to support the Sunset High Choir. It is our goal is to be able to add more organizations to this list, and increase this amount to $5000 in 2020. A lofty goal, but with help from the local community, we think we can do it!
If you are a business owner, or a service provider doing business anywhere in the Cedar Mill and Sunset Corridor area, and would like to know more about membership, please visit our website for more information. Thanks for your local support!
Village Gallery of Arts
We have Gift Cards! For any amount $5 and up! For anything we sell, including classes! No expiration date! If you simply can't decide which work of art to give that special someone, give a Gift Card and let them choose! Each one comes in our signature red envelope with festive ribbon, perfect for the holidays. Drop by and pick up one or two, or one for everyone on your list! Should a purchase total less than the Gift Card amount, the remainder will be given as a credit towards future purchase(s) at the Gallery.
Cash & Carry Art Challenge Artist Reception
Sunday, November 10, 2-4 pm, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., free.
Prizes awarded for Most Original Wreath and Most Original Panel, by Village Gallery Board of Directors. Come enjoy refreshments and see the winning artworks! The Art Challenge exhibit closes December 24.
For more details and information please check our website, call the Gallery, or drop by and pick up a flyer.
Classes and Workshops
(for more details on each listing, please see our website, www.villagegalleryarts.org or call 503-644-8001)
Children's Shodo Classes
Mondays, November 11, 18, and 25 or December 2, 9, and 16, 4:30-6 pm OR 6:30-8 pm, ages 6-14.
Express kids' creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques. Children will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters or English characters with the Calligraphy brush in their own style. Kids will be taught the fundamentals of the ancient Zen art of Shodo; which is not just the way of calligraphy, but also teaches concentration, meditative calm and attention, and expression of oneself through the brush. Call or visit website for class supply list and more information.
Debbie Teeter: Children's Art Classes
Thursdays, October 31 & November 7, 14 and 21, 3:45-4:45 pm, ages 7-11.
Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms. Debbie will be developing each child’s art ability and providing them an opportunity to build their skills and explore different media and approaches, so they can find out what they will enjoy. Each lesson will explore both art concepts and techniques. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media. Subject matter will include people, faces, landscapes, plants, and animals, and exploring subject matter in imaginative ways. Classes fill quickly; call the Gallery or visit the website for more information.
Mary Burgess: Elements of the Desert Landscape in Watercolor
Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30 & November 6, 13, 20, 9:30 am-12:30 pm OR 6-9 pm.
Some experience with watercolor helpful. Using traditional watercolor techniques, students will learn how to paint skies, rocks and plants of the desert landscape. Working from provided reference images, or your own, we will capture the essence of land features found in Oregon's high desert, and the magnificent land-forms and unique colors of the American Southwest through structured lessons and practice. Demonstrations, critiques and exercises at the beginning of class will reinforce each concept. Please check website or call the Gallery for suggested supply list and further details.
Debbie Teeter: Intro to Watercolor
Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2-5 pm.
Have you always wanted to try watercolor? Or have you tried watercolor but found it somewhat daunting? Whether you have painted before or not, this class will guide you through the basics of working with watercolor and also give you some options for creative approaches with it. Lessons will cover the unique properties of this medium, composition, color, and “bells and whistles.” We will explore varied subject matter, and also how other artists have explored this medium. Please check website or call the Gallery for supply list and further details.
Mary Lehner: Seasonal Imagery Painting for the Holidays
Mondays, November 11, 18, 25 & December 2 and 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor: Are you ready to take your painting skills to the next level and bring passion to your watercolors? Join Mary Lehner to explore fresh ways to invigorate your style. We will be painting from Fall and Winter imagery in this 5-week session. Mary will demonstrate and discuss the journey from static to lively interpretations in watercolor. This class is not so much about technique as it is about letting the watercolor medium work to your advantage by slowly learning to "go with the flow." Using landscape and seascape photo research supplied by the the teacher, students will learn to "see" the subject matter in a new light, use looseness and color contrast to enhance dimensionality, and use light, shadow, color reflections and composition to learn to paint in a visually expressive and interpretive style. Please see website or call the Gallery for supply list and further details.
Brooke Walker-Knoblich: Painting with Brooke
Tuesdays, November 12 and 19 OR Tuesdays, December 3 and 10, 10 am-1 pm.
Students of all skill levels welcome. Appropriate for any medium. This class will be a general themed painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel. Brooke will demonstrate in the first hour, leaving time for students to integrate techniques into their own work. Each class also includes a small group critique at the end. Painters of all skill levels are welcome. Please see website or call the Gallery for further details.
Jo Reimer: Layer Upon Layer
Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 & December 5, 9:30 am-1:30 pm.
Take a deeper dive into collage in this fast-paced, fun, and challenging 4-session class. Explore ways in which the beginning or more advanced artist can make a collage painting one step at a time. You'll focus on working in a small series, working on at least three collage paintings, up to six, at a time. Paper is king, so we'll talk about selecting and collecting papers, and explore beginnings, building backgrounds, and designing the collage. As layers are added, we'll focus on value, design and color, as you learn to tell your story through line, text and images. The final layer is varnishes and cold wax. Frequent demonstrations will show you the way and one-on-one help is always at hand. Expect to do some homework to prepare yourself for efficient in-class exercises. Play and learn, finishing at least three successful collage paintings to sell, gift or keep. Supply lists and further details on website, or call the Gallery for details.
Liz Walker: Suminagashi Paper Marbling Workshop
Saturday, November 16; 10 am-2:30 pm, please bring a sack lunch for yourself.
Explore this fascinating Japanese paper marbling techniques using water-based sumi inks floated on plain tap water. Suminagashi literally means "spilled ink." Create intricate, patterned rice papers using this ancient and meditative technique. Sumi marbled rice papers can be later used to create collages, greeting cards, and original paintings. Quick and easy, each marbled paper is one-of-a kind. No prior experience needed—all levels welcome. Inks and rice papers are included in the supply fee. More details on website, or call the Gallery.
Virginia Sumner: Fun With Acrylics Workshop
Saturday, November 23, 9 am-1 pm.
Explore acrylics with childlike abandon in this workshop. We will loosen up our painting style and sample mono printing, glazing, resist, texture pastes and mark making, building layers on pieces we create and adding visual interest and depth as the afternoon progresses. Join the fun, try something new, make friends, come play with acrylics! Please see website or call the Gallery for more details.
Gretha Lindwood: Beyond Basics—Further Exploration of Soft Pastels Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 and 8, 9 am-1 pm, ages 18+.
For Strong Beginner and Intermediate Pastellists: Soft pastels only, not oil pastels. Express your impressions of the natural world using soft pastels. You will apply the principals of color, value and design in this fun, informative class as you continue to develop your personal style and gain a deeper understanding of the medium. You will work from your own photos while interpreting with your own “artistic voice.” Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given as Gretha shares tips, techniques and ideas. For more details, see the website or call the Gallery.
Sunset Credit Union: don't blow your budget!
Holiday shopping season will be sneaking up on us quickly, and can easily be a chance to get further in debt, if you’re not properly prepared. Many shoppers turn to big sale days like Black Friday or Cyber Monday to save, but you don’t have to brave the masses or camp out at the computer to save. Here are some tips to save this upcoming holiday season:
Write a list and stick to your budget. Start out with a list of people you wish to purchase for and how much you plan on spending on each person. For easy tracking of purchases and budgeting sake, many financial experts recommend that you use one credit card to make your holiday purchases, so if an item does need to be returned, you’ll easily have the paper trail to know where and when you purchased the gift.
Splurge on experiences rather than gifts. Memories you make together can be invaluable and don’t have to come with a big price tag. Donate your time to a local nonprofit or spend time with your family enjoying our local northwest coastlines and mountains.
Save time and gas by reducing trips to different stores. Many stores will match prices from local competitors. Be sure to ask what the store’s matching policy is.
Do your homework. Read online reviews before you make that big purchase. Research and compare different brands—there may be a lower-priced model or brand with all the features you’re looking for.
Give gifts of service. Remember when you used to give your mom a coupon for a free hug? Ask yourself what you can offer that your friends would enjoy: A home-cooked meal? An hour of handy-man skills? Perhaps you sew and can provide tailoring. Whether it’s replacing lightbulbs or offering an evening of childcare, you might be surprised how much your simple act of service will surprise and delight.
Do-it-yourself gifts. Hand-made gifts rarely go out of style and can last longer than their store bought counterparts. Pinterest and YouTube can help you find ideas and learn how to make unique gifts you give from the heart.
The best way to make sure you have the money for the holidays each year is to open a special Club Account at Sunset Credit Union. To learn more, give them a call at 503-643-1335 or visit their website at sspfcu.com. Sunset Credit Union serves anyone who lives, works or attends school in Washington County. They are located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd. #200.
CVS opens in the Pearl
The second anchor tenant in the Milltowner Center that’s being built now at Cornell and Saltzman is CVS Pharmacy. The company just opened their first full-service store in Oregon in the Pearl District.
“The new store includes a greater assortment of healthier foods, expanded customer-driven personalization, elevated beauty selections and more; all designed to enhance the customer experience and make it even easier for them to get and stay healthy,” says Jessica Butler, Account Manager for their publicity company.
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