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Volume 17, Issue 1
January 2019


January 2019 Business News

Preschool Open House

Saturday, February 2, 10 am-noon, Cedar Mill Christ Preschool at Christ United Methodist Church, 12755 NW Dogwood St, 97229

Meet the teachers and explore the preschool. Cedar Mill Christ Preschool has been a Cedar Mill and NW Portland family tradition for over 50 years, due in part to our commitment to small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios.  Even though our school facility is spacious, we typically keep each class size to 12 students or fewer for our three’s class with two teachers; and 16 students or fewer for our four’s class with two teachers.

Baskin Robbins closes Peterkort store

The owners of the ice cream store have closed their shop and moved all their operations to the Aloha location, which they have owned for three plus years, after some “conflicts with the landlords,” according to an employee. Get your fix at 18605 SW Farmington Rd, Farmington Village Shopping Center, Aloha.

Cornell Family Medicine closes

Dr. Robert Barlow will be working at Legacy Medical Group Westside Internal Medicine starting December 26, 2018.

Ackerly events

These events are free and open to the public, RSVP required, and take place in The Ackerly, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Drive, in the Timberland neighborhood. Call 503-350-3400 for information and to RSVP.

Themed Dinner: Route 66

Thursday, January 17, 4-6:30 pm

Travel down Route 66 during a themed dinner, starting in Chicago! Dinner and drinks are provided. RSVP Required

Indoor Garden Tea Party

Thursday, January 24, 3-4 pm

Winter weather got you down? Join us for a warm and sunny indoor party! Snacks and drinks are provided. RSVP required.

Super Bowl Party

Sunday February 3, 3-7 pm, Miller’s pub, free

RSVP required as seating is limited. Call 503.350.3400 to RSVP.

Touchmark events

The public is invited to the following events at Touchmark in the West Hills. There is no charge for any of these events, but seating may be limited. To RSVP, call 503-954-1640. Touchmark is located at 840 SW Touchmark Way, adjacent to Southwest Barnes and Leahy roads.

Lunch & Learn: Downsizing with Organizers Northwest

Tuesday, January 15, 11 am

Are you ready to downsize but not sure how to tackle that messy storage closet? Is getting organized your New Year's Resolution? Maybe you've downsized but are having trouble staying organized. Learn how to rightsize with Organizers Northwest at this fun event. Hear stories of what these professionals have organized and how best to approach it in your life.

Culinary Passport: Greece

Friday, January 18, 11 am, Touchmark, 840 SW Touchmark Way, free

Once a month, with Touchmark’s Culinary Passport program, people use their taste buds to travel and sample a different country’s local cuisine. Join Touchmark in January as it kicks off its Culinary Passport program with a trip to Greece!

Health & Fitness Club Open House

Tuesday, January 22, 4 pm

Ready to start the New Year off right? The Touchmark Health & Fitness Club is hosting a fun open house. Meet the new Club Director, hear from Titan Physical Therapy, and learn from Club trainers about the best ways to tackle your fitness goals. Healthy snacks and drinks provided.

New Year’s Fitness Club Special

Membership in the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club is open to anyone 50 years and older. To mark the start of a new year, those who join by February 28 will receive 25% off the joining fee, two personal training sessions and complimentary enrollment into the Club’s six-week Fitness and Lifestyle Challenge, which uses a layered approach for building a healthy, fit lifestyle. The Challenge will start by adding one exercise and one nutritional goal in week one. Then week two will add some strength training while continuing the week one nutritional goal. Each week, participants will add something easy to do, and by the end of six weeks, participants will have made many healthy lifestyle changes that are easy to sustain for life.

“Renew You!” at Pharmaca

Saturday, January 12, 1-5 pm, Pharmaca (Beaverton), 240 NW Lost Springs Terrace, Beaverton, free

Get custom wellness advice from our naturopaths and estheticians. Pick up the “Renew You” Shopping Guide to get a free 30 count Emergen-c with $75 purchase.* Grab product samples and get up to $20 in savings coupons on event day!

*Limitations apply. See store for details.

If you have any questions, contact Patrick Healey at (503) 596-3552.

Community Shred-It Day at Sunset Credit Union

Friday January 18, 9-4:30, and Monday January 21, 9-1, Sunset Credit Union, 1100 NW Murray Blvd, free


If you have old financial statements, bills, etc. that you want to shred, bring them to Sunset Credit Union’s ‘Shred-It’ Day. You can get up to two shopping bags or banker's boxes shredded for free. This is an opportunity to get rid of tax documents (2008 and older), old financial statements and outdated personal records at no cost. To learn more, send an email to cuteam@sspfcu.com. Items will be securely stored in the Sunset Credit Union facility until they are shredded onsite via a mobile-shredding truck on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019.

Village Gallery

Village Gallery is a non-profit educational art gallery in operation since 1963, located at 12505 NW Cornell Road next to the Cedar Mill Library. Regular hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 12 pm-4 pm. Learn more and see the course catalog at www.villagegalleryarts.org or call 503-644-8001.

January show: Coastal Scenes

West Beach Vista by Theresa Hirschmann

Opens: Wednesday, January 2, reception is Sunday, January 13, 2-4 pm. Free

Join us for refreshments and enjoy meeting our talented artists. New year, new creative energy—Come share the fun!

Theresa Hirschmann, Featured Artist. Theresa has worked with tile and mosaics, and is currently exploring the tremendous latitude of encaustics. Fascinated by the movement of the molten wax, she is able to create and improvise both abstract and realistic imagery. So far her focus has primarily been on landscapes, seascapes, and the creatures that inhabit them.

Sue Selbie, Featured Crafter. Sue’s work is reflective of the British countryside where she grew up. In Oregon, the beautiful outdoors has inspired her to work with paper to make 3-D paper cut scenes in shadow boxes, including forest views and Portland bridges. She also makes a variety of hand-bound journals and notebooks.

sue selbie pocket travel journals

Winter classes

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

Kristi Roberts—Children’s Art Classes

Mondays, January 7, 14, 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, 18, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 3:45-4:45 pm for ages 7-11 years; 5-6 pm for ages 11-16 years

Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art. I will be developing your child’s art ability where they are at and giving them an opportunity to try out different mediums so they can find what they will enjoy. We will be doing units in drawing, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, clay and mixed media. I am teaching fine art concepts and techniques with each lesson. We will be exploring a variety of subjects including landscapes, people, faces, animals, cartooning and perspective. This is a weekly class and you need to register a month ahead in order to hold your spot for that month.

Nancy's Topaz, by Mary Burgess
Nancy's Topaz, by Mary Burgess
Mary Burgess—Watercolor Jump-Start Workshop

Wednesday, January 9, 10-3

If you are new to watercolor, or need to brush up on the basics, this workshop will help prepare you for the many watercolor classes offered in the area or for painting on your own. Learn about which materials to include in your watercolor kit, and where to find them. Important basic techniques of brushwork, mark making, washes, water control and more will be explained and practiced in class.

Leslie Boyce—Brave Color!

Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 12, 19, 26, 12-2:30

Learn to mix watercolor with confidence in this six-week course! We’ll unravel the mysteries of color theory, transparency/opacity, granulation and staining pigments. We will learn how to mix luminous color instead of mud, vibrant grays, shades and blacks with limited and split-primary palettes. We’ll study value, intensity and color bias, and spend much of our class time making reference charts and color wheels which will be a great resource long after the class ends. We will put our color smarts to work through practice painting projects between classes.

Mary Burgess—Watercolor on the Go!

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, Mornings 9:30 am-12:30 pm OR Evenings 6-9 pm

Do you love to travel? Create your own journal and mini painting kit to take with you anywhere. We will explore a multitude of fun and simple techniques for recording visual memories of your journeys, including preparation of pages before your trip to jump-start your creativity. Students will go home with a handmade journal and a plethora of ideas for watercolor journaling on the go.


OCAC Passport to Creativity

passport to creativity

Saturday, February 2, Open Studios 10-2; Reception 2-5 pm, Oregon College of Art and Craft, 8245 SW Barnes Road, 97225

Be a Maker! Did your New Year’s Resolution include adding more creativity to your life? OCAC offers a diverse selection of classes and workshops for every skill level. Join OCAC’s Studio School students who will help you bind your individual passport before collecting stamps in each studio. Try different hands-on activities, stroll the wooded campus, and win prizes in our drawing. Children welcome.

The Friends of OCAC Kick-off Reception: Friends of OCAC is being formed by teachers, students, alumni, staff, and community school members to join with the college to build a successful arts community, fundraise for OCAC, and keep the history of the college alive. We invite you and your friends to visit the campus, chat with fellow makers, sign up for classes, and learn what you can do to keep the drafts vibrant.

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