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Volume 17, Issue 2
February 2019


Business News February 2019

The Ackerly at Timberland Events

Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday, February 3, 3–7, The Ackerly at Timberland, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr., free

Join us as we watch the 53rd Super Bowl with the Patriots and Rams. Snacks and drinks provided. RSVP is required. Please call at 503-350-3400.

Health & Resource Fair

Wednesday, February 13, 1–3, The Ackerly at Timberland, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr., free

Take Valentine’s Day to heart and join us while we highlight exciting health and wellness resources available to the elderly in the Beaverton area. Raffle prizes, giveaways for participants, including a trip with Travel by Leisure Care. Open House, no RSVP required.

Themed Dinner: Route 66 – St. Louis

Thursday, February 21, 4–6:30, The Ackerly at Timberland, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr., free

Continue our travel down Route 66 during our themed dinner, second stop in St. Louis! Dinner and drinks are provided. RSVP is required. Please call at 503-350-3400.

Mardi Gras Cocktail Party

Tuesday, March 5, 3–4, The Ackerly at Timberland, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr., free

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with drinks and appetizers. Happy Hour style. RSVP is required. Please call at 503-350-3400.

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This summer, your kids can experience the power of authentic outdoor adventure. Avid4Adventure summer camps teach Pre-K–7th graders of all fitness levels to climb, paddle, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. With help from our time-tested curriculum and experienced instructors, we give campers solid outdoors skills and character-shaping confidence they can use at camp and beyond, launching them into a lifetime of empowering adventure.

Camps will run out of the Catlin Gabel School (8825 SW Barnes Rd.) weekly, June through August. But hurry because registration discounts only run through the end of February. Learn more and sign up at www.Avid4.com, call 720-249-2412 or email info@avid4.com.

Touchmark Events

How’s your heart health?

Wednesday, February 27, 3 pm, Touchmark, 840 SW Touchmark Way, free

It’s American Heart Month—an ideal time to discover ways to keep your heart healthy year-round! Join staff from the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club and a registered dietitian to learn specific steps you can take to improve your cardiovascular health. Presenters will also address ways to stay healthy with a spouse or loved one.

Following the presentation, attendees will enjoy a heart-healthy Wine Down Wednesday. To RSVP, call 503-954-1640.

New Business
Salon Trouvaille
by Mia Capetillo, CM News intern

Salon Trouvaille is located next door to Pet Barn near Bales Marketplace

Tired of your old damaged hair? Want something new, fresh, and healthy? Or are you looking for a relaxing, well-deserved girls day getaway? Stop by Salon Trouvaille, a boutique-style salon with multiple stylists, trained in multiple areas with skills to help you find whatever hairstyle you are looking for. Can’t decide what hairstyle to get? No worries, they are happy to provide advice on how to manage your hair and what style suits your look and lifestyle.

Owner Staci Hansel was previously an independent contractor in another salon. Her love for cosmetology and hospitality gave her the idea of owning her own salon. Salon Trouvaille has a welcoming environment to everyone, from anywhere. Their top priority is you—to build your confidence through hair.

The boutique is open Monday 10-6, Tuesday-Friday 9-7, Saturdays 9-2, and closed Sundays. The Salon is located in the Bales Marketplace Plaza, next to Pet Barn. So book an appointment now at 503-626-0655.

[Several of our Cedar Mill News interns will be scouting the area to bring you information about our new businesses. If you have suggestions of businesses we should cover, email us at info@cedarmillnews.com.]

Village Gallery News

Leaf Masks by Brittany Whitman
Leaf Masks by Brittany Whitman

The Village Gallery of Arts re-opened in January with fresh, new carpeting and lots of wonderful new art. Please stop in to check out our wonderful array of gifts and cards, and sign up for a new class!

February Show: Symbols of Love

Show Opens: Tuesday, January 29

Reception: Sunday, February 10, 2-4, free

Join us for refreshments and enjoy meeting our talented artists. Come share the love! Featured artist Virginia Sumner will display her Color and Horizon series of mixed media work—large bold paintings in a vibrant pallet. When exploring medium and design, Virginia interweaves curiosity and perception, taking a step forward while holding her breath. Each piece, each series, builds on the last, providing a glimpse of the future. You can see more of Virginia’s work here: www.VirginiaSumnerArt.com.

The featured crafter, Brittany Whitman, finds her muse in the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty. An artist and crafter of many media—clay, acrylic paints, hand etched glass, painted agates, photography and jewelry—her art is ever evolving. Her masks are created from live leaves gathered while on her daily walks with her husband, young son and dog through the Tualatin Nature Park in Beaverton.

Winter Classes:

Please see our website for information on our complete class lineup at www.villagegalleryarts.org. To register, visit the gallery 12505 NW Cornell Road, open Monday–Saturday 10–4 and Sunday 12–4; or call at 503-644-8001.

Youth Classes:
Kristi Roberts—Children’s Art Classes

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

Your child will develop their art ability where they are at and have an opportunity to try out different media so they can find what they will enjoy. We will do units in drawing, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, clay and mixed media. I teach fine art concepts and techniques with each lesson. We will explore 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.

Adult Classes/Workshops
Brooke Walker-Knoblich—Painting with Brooke

Thursdays, February 21 and 28, 10–1

This class will be a general themed oil painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Brook 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.

Mary Burgess—Watercolor on the Go!

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17; Mornings 9:30–12:30 or Evenings 6–9

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.

Susan Pfahl—Italic Calligraphy

Mondays, March 4, 18, 25; 7-9 pm

Write your thoughts beautifully! We will learn the 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 excellent opportunity to hone your skills.

CBD medicine for life products

CBD Medicine for Life

A new shop has opened under the Western Oregon Dispensary at the corner of Dale and Cornell, carrying pure hemp CBD products. They carry both topical creams and salves, and tinctures and other items that can be taken internally. Owner Sheri Ralston says, “We source the higher doses from all over the world. Most of them are not available locally. All our products are completely safe and are tested by an independent third party to ensure quality and purity.”

CBD is derived from the hemp plant, but has no psychoactive properties. These products can be used to help with sleep, pain, anxiety, and to calm anxious pets.

The shop can be visited by entering the parking lot behind the dispensary, on Dale. Hours are Monday-Saturday 9:30 am-7 pm, and Sunday 10 am-6 pm. Knowledgeable staff can help you find the items that meet your needs.

Pharmaca Events

Beauty Flash!

Saturday, February 9, 1-5, Pharmaca Beaverton, 240 NW Lost Springs Terrace, free

Get custom beauty advice from our estheticians and naturopaths. Grab product samples and save big on your beauty care needs!

Galentine’s Day Celebration

Wednesday, February 13, 2–5, Pharmaca Beaverton, 240 NW Lost Springs Terrace

Grab your best friend and come in for a day of pampering and fun including mini-facials, coupons, and kombucha mocktails. Call to reserve your spot! Mini-facials require a $10 service fee, and you receive a $10 off coupon valid on event day.

D.I.Y. Fair

Saturday, March 9, 1–5, Pharmaca Beaverton, 240 NW Lost Springs Terrace, free

Build your own wellness essentials toolbox at our Do-It-Yourself fair. Explore ingredients and recipes for DIY body products, essential oil blends, mocktails with tinctures and more! Get up to $20 in coupons & earn Feel Better Rewards before the quarter ends!

Limitations apply. For more information on the events, please contact Patrick Healey at 503-596-3552.

Tax-sheltered investing

Are you taking advantage of these Tax-Shelter Accounts? Here’s a quick overview of two of the most common retirement plan IRAs—and the overlooked Health Savings Account.

With an IRA you are investing money and letting it grow until retirement. You generally can’t withdraw money without penalty until you’re 59 1/2 years old. There are two main types of IRAs: Traditional and Roth. Here’s how they compare:

Traditional plans are sometimes also referred to as “regular” plans. One key difference between Roth and traditional plans is how contributions are taxed. You can invest pre-tax income in traditional accounts. So one advantage of traditional accounts is that when you contribute money, you can generally write off the contribution as a tax deduction, thereby lowering your tax bill. One disadvantage of traditional plans is that you pay taxes on the money as you withdraw it.

Roth IRA: Unlike Traditional IRAs, contributions to a Roth IRA are never tax-deductible. But the money you contribute to your Roth IRA can be withdrawn tax free at any time. Here are some advantages to a Roth IRA:

1. You get tax-free growth and withdrawal. Unlike a traditional IRA, contributions to a Roth are made using money that’s already been taxed. While there’s no tax benefit up front, your earnings within the account grow tax-free, and withdrawals made during retirement are also tax-free.

2. You can withdraw contributions at any time. The money you contribute to a Roth IRA can be removed at any time for any reason but a 10% early distribution penalty tax will apply to the taxable amount unless you meet one of the IRS’s early distribution penalty tax exemption.

3. You can contribute as long as you’re working, regardless of age. You can keep adding to your Roth IRA well into retirement, no matter your age, By contrast, with a traditional IRA, contributions must stop when an earner reaches age 70½.

HSA: One of the best types of tax-sheltered accounts available to Americans is the Health Savings Account or HSA’s. Even if you have an IRA, you can still have an HSA for each tax year. An HSA is an account in which you can deposit a certain amount of money each year that you can use to reimburse yourself for eligible medical expenses. HSAs offer a variety of tax advantages:

Contributions can be deducted from your taxes for the tax year during which contributions are made. Any gains on your contributions are tax-free. Withdrawals are tax-free when used to pay for qualifying health care expenses. There are no minimum required distributions at 70 1⁄2 like other retirement accounts. If the contribution goes into your HSA via payroll deduction, it is not subject to FICA. FICA, (short for Federal Insurance Contributions Act), is the federal income tax that goes toward Social Security and Medicare. To qualify for an HSA you must be covered by a High Deductible Health Plan and you cannot be covered by another health plan (with limited exceptions), cannot be enrolled in Medicare and cannot be eligible to be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return. Make certain to seek the advice of a tax professional to determine which plan is best for your you and if you qualify of an HSA.

Sunset Credit Union offers a variety of IRAs for investment. Because everyone’s needs are different, if you have questions about which IRA is best for you, or would like more information on HSAs, contact Debbie at Sunset Credit Union at 503-643-1335.


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