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Volume 18, Issue 2
February 2020


February 2020 Business News

Fieldstone Cupcake Contest

Saturday, February 15, 2-3:30 pm, Fieldstone Cornell Landing, 9860 NW Cornell Rd., free.

Fieldstone Cornell Landing is hosting “The Great Portland Cupcake Challenge.” Teams from six local senior living communities will race against the clock to create stunning cupcake masterpieces.

A distinguished panel of judges, led by Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, will critique their creations based on best design, flavor, and creativity. In addition to the competition the event will offer a bountiful assortment of fresh baked goods for sale.

All proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon & SW Washington. “We are thrilled to partner with other senior living communities on this unique and exciting event,” says Krista Kinzer, Executive Director of Fieldstone Cornell Landing. “We look forward to having lots of fun and raising lots of money for our local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.”

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is limited, so an RSVP is required by calling 503-292-9222.

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy celebrates five years

February 7-9, Pharmaca in Timberland Center

Happy Fifth Birthday to Pharmaca Beaverton! We have been serving natural health and beauty to our community for five years. Please come and celebrate the milestone with us. We will be serving cupcakes and coupons! You’ll receive a Pharmaca hand soap with $100 purchase. We’re also creating extravagant raffle prizes, so stop into the store to enter your name.

We are having a Flash Beauty Sale on February 8 from 1 -5 pm. There will be 20% off ALL beauty products. We are offering FREE mini-facials from Lift Lab, a high performance skin care line featuring powerful marine collagen. Vendors will provide samples, answer questions and give away raffle baskets worth over $200. We always have a blast at our events and the best part is how much you can save on incredible products. Ask our knowledgeable staff about their favorites.

Love is in the air on February 13!  We are having a Valentine’s Day Shopping Event with a $10 off coupon and 3X rewards for our loyalty program customers.

From February 21-23 we will be offering deluxe samples of our favorite products. Please swing by to try out the best of the best and you’ll receive a discount when you buy the full size!

As always, we’re here to support your health and wellbeing. If you need immune support, natural beauty or therapeutic supplements for a health condition, please ask our wonderful staff for advice.

Village Gallery of Arts

For more details and information on any of these events, please check our website or call the Gallery: www.villagegalleryarts.org, 503-644-8001.

Second Sunday Artist Reception

suzanne ebert sunflowers

Sunday, February 9, 2-4 pm, Village Gallery, 12050 NW Cornell, next to Cedar Mill Library

Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments while browsing the new show! The featured artist is Suzanne Ebert who is a watercolor, acrylic, collage and encaustic artist. This month’s media focus wall uses oil media. This wall highlights the work of our members who specialize in using oil paints, pastels, or crayons, or various combinations of oil media.

Classes and Workshops are listed on the website. Here are a couple of new offerings.

Children’s Creative Reuse Art Class

Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 3:45-4:45 pm.

In this four-week course, children, ages 7-11, explore their creative potential in a fun, playful and safe environment to learn various art techniques and create fun craft projects, which will be taken home to share with family and loved ones. The class will focus on the process rather than the product. This allows students of varying skill levels the opportunity to explore their creativity in a low-pressure environment. We will help develop their artistic ability on how to create forms of art by making new things out of old things. Your child will explore a variety of art mediums depending upon the reuse/repurposing supplies available. Our goal is to encourage each student to utilize the creative reuse (upcycling/repurposing) method and create useful and beautiful items from materials that would otherwise be discarded. Our hope is for the students to share this process with their friends and family.

Experimental Watercolor Workshop

Experimental watercolor by Debbie Teeter
Experimental watercolor by Debbie Teeter

Wednesday, April 15, 1-4 pm.

Bring more play and imagination into your watercolors! This one-day workshop, taught by Debbie Teeter, is appropriate for beginners on up. I have been painting since high school, explored watercolors in college and am always up for a new twist. The techniques we will explore can be used in both representational and non-representational work, and will utilize an eclectic array of “toys.” We will not be creating a painting in class but developing a bank of possibilities which you can then apply to your studio practice. Plan to be loose and have fun! Check website for supply list and more details.

Touchmark public events

Touchmark in the West Hills invites the public to participate in the following complimentary events.Touchmark is located adjacent to Southwest Barnes and Leahy roads at 840 SW Touchmark Way. To attend, RSVP to 503-954-1640.

Getting acquainted with your Apple Watch

Wednesday, February 5, 2 pm

Do you have a new Apple Watch and are interested in learning how to use it? This session will introduce the watch and its many capabilities.


Love Event!

Saturday, February 8, 2-4 pm.

In celebration of the approaching Valentine’s holiday, this art show is centered on the timely theme of love. Release your inner creativity and fashion handmade gifts and visit booths displaying love-themed arts and crafts.

Lunch and Learn: Senior Living

Tuesday, February 11, 11:30 am.

Julie Ouellette from NW Senior Resources will discuss retirement options people may want to consider now or in the future, and will share tips on searching for and finding the right services. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Lunch and Learn: Vitamins & Heart Health

Wednesday, February 12, 12-1 pm.

Certified Fitness Professional Sherri Peterson will talk about vitamins B and D and their effects on that critically important organ and muscle, the heart. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 pm.

This support group meets the second Wednesday of each month and is open to those living with Parkinson’s as well as family members and friends.

Casino Night

Thursday, February 20, 5 pm.

Game night! This fun evening will include casino games, dinner buffet, and various beverages.

Caregiver Dementia Support Group

Wednesday, February 26, 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.

Ackerly public events

All events are at The Ackerly at Timberland, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Drive, and are free but RSVP is required by calling 503-350-3400.

Senior Fitness Class

Wednesday, February 5th, 19th, March 4th: 2:00-2:45

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.

Infinity Rehab Wellness Talk: Aging Eyes

Thursday, February 27th, 1:00

How is your eyesight? Changes in vision, as well as the chances of developing vision problems and eye disease, increase as we all age. Come to this month's Infinity Rehab Wellness Talk and learn more about the most common eye diseases and other vision problems experienced by older adults. Find out what treatments are available and discover other strategies and tools one can use to reduce the impact of visual problems on the active life you want to live!

RSVP is required. Please call 503.350.3400.

Listening Session: Christina Stephenson, Democrat for State Representative, District 33

Saturday, February 29th: 2:00 pm

You're invited to a listening session for Christina Stephenson, A Candidate for State Representative for HD33 (NW Portland, Cedar Mill and Bethany)

Resolutions 2020: 7 Steps to Save More
by Sunset Credit Union

Now that the New Year is here, many people will try to turn over a new leaf and make saving money a priority. Here are seven ways to make your new saving goal a success.

1. Set measurable and attainable goals: Setting goals is important, but setting the right goals is crucial. Get specific on the amount, the date and the purpose. The more specific the goal, the better the chance of completion.

2. Break your goal into easy steps: Breaking down goals into manageable bites makes big numbers less intimidating. Don’t try to save $5,000 for the year. Instead, save $100 a week. Yes, the goals are the same, but which sounds easier?

3. Make saving like paying a bill: Additions to your savings account should be like any other regular bill you pay. The only difference is the payee. To make the process easier, set up automatic deposits into your savings account.

4. Start tracking expenses: Tracking your expenses is crucial to see where your money is going and how you can save. For example, maybe you think you spend $200 a month eating out. But tracking might reveal that you actually spend double that amount.

5. Find the money: The real challenge is finding the money within your budget to make it happen. After you track your expenses and know where your money’s going, you’re in position to spend less.

6. Track your progress: Tracking your goals is important for two reasons: to check up on your progress and to stay focused.

7. Reward yourself: Did you meet your savings goal for the month? Treat yourself to a $5 latte, or whatever you consider a guilty pleasure. But don’t feel guilty — you’ve earned it.

Sunset Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution serving anyone who lives, works or attends school in Washington County. Visit www.sspfcu.com or stop by their office at 1100 NW Murray Blvd. across from the McDonalds in the Safeway Shopping Center) to learn more.

Bethany Family Pet Clinic limits boarding during planned construction

The Bethany area has been quickly growing, and our clinic has been growing with it. This is one of the best problems to have, but requires restructuring our clinic to fit the needs of our community. 

Construction start date is not confirmed but may be as early as February. During this construction, we will still be upholding the same standards of care with one exception—we will be limiting dog boarding to medical boarding only. We have a list of recommended day-care and boarding facilities in the area if you need suggestions. 

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience while we are going through this project. For more information, contact us at 503-614-9061. The clinic is located at 15166 NW Central Drive Portland, OR 97229. Visit our website at www.bethanyfamilypetclinic.com.


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