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Volume 16, Issue 3
March 2018


Community News - March 2018

Sunset High School Presents Urinetown

March 8-10, 15-17, 7:30 pm, Sunset High Auditorium, 13840 NW Cornell

urinetown poster

Urinetown satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies musicals such as The Threepenny Opera, The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form.

Tickets are General admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and youth. Reserved seats are $15 adults, $10 seniors, students and youth. Tickets can be purchased online at the Sunset High School Theatre website or at the door.

Thanks to supporting sponsor, Pacific Office Automation. For more information, please visit the Sunset High School Theatre website or call the school at 503-356-2960.


THPRD Park Restoration work parties

Saturday, March 10, Lost Park, in Cedar Mill

Sunday, March 11 & Saturday, March 17 , NE Park, near NW Saltzman Road & Laidlaw Road

Join us as we cut, dig, and pull to improve local natural areas this spring!

Garden work parties in the Tualatin Hills Nature Park native plant demonstration garden start up on March 17. Come help out the Friends of Tualatin Hills Nature Park in the garden!

Sign up on the website.

For more information, contact Melissa Marcum,, 503-619-3941.

Spring Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 9:30 12:30 am, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 SW Park Way

spring egg hunt

Expect lots of eggs, candy, and fun at this egg hunt .The event kicks off with an all-abilities, all-ages hunt and continues with different hunts geared towards different age groups. There will be some special prize eggs hidden in each of the nine scheduled hunts. Look for an inflatable slide and other kid-friendly activities in the gym.

Officers from the Beaverton Police Department will be on hand. So will Peter Rabbit.

For more information, call 503-629-6340.


Thank you Sunset High School Grad Party Donors!

The Sunset Grad Party is an annual event planned by parents for the newest graduating class at Sunset High School. The all-night party offers graduates a drug-free, alcohol-free, safe, and fun way to celebrate the end of their high school years. Usually, about 300 graduates attend the party that is held the same day as commencement. This year’s festivities will be on Sat., June 9th.

Help from the community means that all students can attend the event, regardless of ability to pay, and ensures that there are activities that appeal to a wide range of student interests. The parent volunteers planning the 2018 Sunset High School Grad Party thank the following businesses for their support of this years event:

Beaverton Oral Surgeons --
Bethany Family Pet Clinic --
Blankiegram --
Cedar Mill News --
Dream Dinners Beaverton –
Ensley Orthodontics --
Fred Meyer --
Jon Goodwin, DMD --
Juan Young Trust --
Pet Barn --
QFC Bethany –
Sunset Lanes --
Team Unis --
Trader Joe’s --
Winco --

The Sunset Grad Party welcomes additional donors. If you are interested in supporting the event, please contact Elisa Bennett at For more information, look here: Thank you!

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Mon., March 12, socializing begins 6:30, meeting 7:30-8:30, email for location.

Come join Indivisible Cedar Mill for our March meeting. We are a progressive, grassroots organization that opposes the Trump administration and believes in furthering progressive causes as well as acting locally to keep Oregon blue. Our March meeting will host one guest speaker, State Senator Ron Wyden’s Washington County representative Ree Armitage.

Please email Karyn ( or John ( for location.

Washington County Resistance

Mon., March 19, 7-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd.

Washington County Resistance (WCR) is co-sponsoring Candidates Forum with Indivisible Cedar Mill. Candidates confirmed to attend: Wash. Co. Commission Chair: Ryan Deckert, Kathryn Harrington, Shabba Woodley; Washington Co. Commission District 2: Greg Malinowski (Incumbent); Pam Treece; Metro District 4: Dana Carstensen, Juan Carlos Gonzalez.

Contact for details.

Washington County Museum events

Free Family Morning: Women's History

Sat., March 10, 10-1, Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Rd.

In Good Faith

Arts and crafts for the whole family. Parking is free on Saturdays. See the website for details.

Local Story: Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo

Thurs. March 15, 6-7:30 pm, Hillsboro Brookwood Library, Multipurpose Room, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro.

A facilitated discussion exploring religious difference in Oregon. See the website fo details.


Meet the candidates at CPO 1

Tuesday, March 13, 7 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

Here in unincorporated Washington County (yes, we have no city!) the five-member County Commission is our only local government. Come and meet the two candidates for District 2 Commissioner, which includes Cedar Mill. Incumbent and organic farmer Greg Malinowski, and Westside Economic Alliance Execustive Director Pam Treece will talk about why they are running, and take questions about their priorities

We’ll also hear from the two candidates who have filed to represent our area on the Metro Council: Juan Carlos Gonzalez, and Dana Carstensen. Find out about their visions for improving our regional government organization.

There are several forums scheduled around the area for the various candidates, but this is your chance to bring our specific Cedar Mill issues to the candidates. Growth? Flooding? Transportation? Economic development? Anything else that is on your mind—here’s your chance to bring our issues to the attention of the candidates and get a better idea of who you’d like to represent us.

CPO meetings are open to everyone.

Washington County Forum

Mondays at noon, Golden Valley Restaurant & Brew Pub, Beaverton, 1520 NW Bethany Blvd.

Doors open at 11:30 am, speakers start at noon. Lunch is available to order from the menu.

Mon., March 5

Cassandra Ulven, Public Affairs Chief, Tualatin Fire & Rescue, on the state of TVF&R and Upcoming Ballot Measure. Also Lois O’Halloran, Board Chair, Family Promise of Beaverton on The Family Promise Story: A Community Comes Together.

Mon. March 12

Lee Dobrowolski, Chief of Police, Hillsboro, on Washington County’s Family Justice Center

March 19, March 26 and April 2 will feature important candidate races in Washington County for the May Primary. Check the website. It will be updated after nominations close in the first week of March.

PCC Rock Creek Performing Ensembles Present Winter Concerts

Portland Community College Rock Creek music program will present three winter concerts. All the concerts begin at 7 pm and will be held in the Forum Theater, Room 114, Building 3, at 17705 NW Springville Rd., in Portland. Parking is $2 (permits are available at parking machines) and donations to support the music program are appreciated.

Monday, March 12

The Chamber Ensemble, directed by Pam Beaty and Jason Palmer, will perform classical repertoire including music by Stravinsky, Hummel and Bach in a small chamber music format. The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Palmer, will perform a homage to Miles Davis with music written by Davis and by some of his most important sidemen, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

Thursday, March 15

The Rock Creek Choirs, directed by Dr. Samuel Barbara, will present an uplifting concert of choral music spanning the Renaissance to present day. Highlights include Romanian folk music, excerpts from the Vivaldi Gloria and exciting spiritual and Gospel songs. The men of the chorus will present a traditional Venezuelan folk song they recently performed at the 10th annual "Brothers, Sing On!" Choral Festival at University of Portland, which will feature student Elmer Merida on guitar and faculty member Jason Palmer on percussion.

Monday, March 19

pcc symphonic band

The Symphonic Band, directed by Noelle Freshner, will perform Dedicatory Overture by Clifton Williams, The Thunderer by John Philip Sousa, The Silent Hills of my Childhood by George Farmer and Elements (Petite Symphony) by Brian Balmages. Elements is a technical tour de force for the band and includes a homage to Holst's The Planets in the third movement, titled Earth.

These concerts are intended to raise awareness of PCC Rock Creek’s music program. Students in the ensembles represent a broad range of majors including performance, theory, piano, instrumental and vocal majors as well as members of the community. The college also offers many classes that are open to the public regardless of previous experience in music. Registration for spring term is underway.

For more information about the concerts, please contact Jason Palmer at, 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s events page at and Facebook page at

Viva Village March events

RSVP where indicated: or 503-746-5082. This month’s events include:

Thurs., March 1 and 15, 1-2:30 pm.

Viva Colorista (open to all) Adult coloring group. Explore your creative side. Viva Village Office, 4905 SW Griffith Dr., #104, Beaverton. RSVP: Required

Sat., March 3, 9:30 am. 6697 SW 88th Ave

Nature Walk: Vista Brook Park - Fanno Creek Trail (open to all). Meet at parking area. Paved trails, a boardwalk, a natural area, pond, birds, and tree frogs. RSVP: Recommended. Information:, click on Calendar.

Thurs., March 8, 15, 22, 29, 1:30-3 pm. Beaverton First United Methodist Church, 12555 SW 4th St,

Boost Your Brain: 8-week program (open to all). Build memory strategies and improve brain fitness.

Co-sponsored by Viva Village & Beaverton First United Methodist Church. One-time fee: Members and volunteers of cosponsors: $10; public: $20.

Sun., March 25, 1:15-4 pm. Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd

Light Opera of Portland “The Student Prince” (Gilbert and Sullivan) Meet in the lobby at 1:15. Tickets available at door or at RSVP: Recommended.

For a complete list of March events, visit:

Ed Edmo visits Beaverton Historical Society

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Tues., March 13, doors open at 6:30, event at 7 pm, $5 donation at door, Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton.

Please join us for an exciting evening with Ed Edmo, a Shoshone-Bannock poet and traditional storyteller. Refreshments will be provided.

More info on Ed Edmo: I'm a Shoshone-Bannock poet, playwright, performer, traditional storyteller, tour guide and lecturer on Northwest tribal culture. I offer guided tours to the She Who Watches petroglyphs on the Columbia Gorge, as well as to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon's high desert country. I enjoy working with both children and adults in educational or other settings. I am a published short story writer, poet and playwright, and I serve as a consultant to the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.

For more information, call 503-430-0106, or visit


Folk dancing at Leedy Grange Hall

Mon., March 5 and 19, 6:30-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd.

Join in for fun folk dancing at Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends. Enjoy easy to intermediate level Israeli and International dances. Everyone welcome, no partner necessary. We focus on classic Israeli dances with a sprinkling of the newer, and a now dash of International.. $6 per person / $10 couple. Free for first timers. Note that there will be no beginner's class 6:30-7 on March 5.

For details please visit Portland Israeli Folk Dance News at, or for questions please email Sue at


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Author Jenn Mann

Library News

Writers’ Mill – Special Guest Speaker

Sun., March 18, 1-3 pm, Cedar Mill Library

Whether you're hoping for publication, planning to self-publish, or writing just for fun, join us for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write. Newcomers welcome! Portland novelist, teacher and editor Teri Brown will discuss the intersection of plot and character. She will also facilitate a Q&A on the topic of getting an agent to expedite self-publishing.

The following three presentations are part of the Parent Information Series. All are free, with no registration required. Adults only please.

Face Time: Parenting in an Age of Digital Attachment

Tues., March 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, upstairs meeting room, Cedar Mill Library, Free.

Presented by Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy. D. Technology is here to stay and is a part of all of our lives. Come for a far-from-anti-technology talk geared toward what your child is facing and how to help them face it with their health and wellbeing intact. Information on how technology impacts physiology, brain function, relationships, and sense of self will be center stage.

Let Our Daughters Be Funny (and Feisty!)

Wed., March 14, 7-8 pm, upstairs meeting room, Cedar Mill Library, Free.

Presented by Jen Mann. Geared towards parents and teens, this is a funny/serious talk about how teaching/allowing/encouraging our daughters to be funny will result in strong, smart, confident young women. Parents are invited to bring their teens to this session.

Mindfulness for Parents of Tweens & Teens

Wed., March 21, 7-8 pm, upstairs meeting room, Cedar Mill Library, Free.

Presented by Denise Gour. Mindfulness practices offer a way to connect with our best intentions, and approach discipline and communication from a place of love and wisdom. You’ll learn about brain science regarding teen cognition and development and stress reduction tools. Experience a sampling of science-based mindfulness practices that will help you and your tween/teen reduce daily stress.

Immigrant Story photo contest

To highlight the diversity and strength of our community, “The Immigrant Story” (, along with Pro Photo Supply ( is hosting a photography contest to address an issue that is prevalent in our country today: xenophobia. The contest, open through April 30, 2018, welcomes submissions of photographs that depict the stories of immigrants who have added to our diverse cultural landscape.

Through visual stories of immigrants, whether first generation, second or 10th, we see the hopes and dreams that we all share for ourselves and our families and the things that bind us as a community and a nation.

A final selection of photos will be made in May and will be exhibited at Pro Photo Supply in June 2018. There will be a community event at Pro Photo with speakers from different cultural community groups. A selection of photos will also be shared on social media and online by Pro Photo Supply and by The Immigrant Story.

This event is partnered by more than a dozen local community organizations and supported by local city government entities. For more information and to submit entries, please visit our website at

Skyline Garage Sale

Fri., March 9, 9-7, and Sat., March 10, 9-5; Skyline Grange, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd.

Join us for the Spring Garage Sale “Everything BUT the Kitchen Sink.” With a unique Skyline favor, this sale includes zany to practical donations from over 30 local residences. There are items for all sections of a household and items useful for semi-rural living. We strive to offer clean, functioning items at great prices.

Please note, restrooms are accessible by stairs only. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking during the wet season.

Skyline Grange also hosts plant sales and free presentations. For a complete list of events, please visit:


Washington County Sustainability: Drive It and Drop It

Wed., March 14, 12:05-12:50, Washington Street Conference Center, 102 SW Washington St

Wed., March 14, 1:30-2:20 pm, Hawthorne Center, 5240 NE Elam Young Parkway

Bring your lunch and join us for these Green Bag Lunch Series workshops!

On-Demand Cars Come to the Westside. Co-hosted by Washington County & City of Hillsboro.

ReachNow car sharing offers new ways to quickly and conveniently move through your world using a fleet of BMWs and MINIs. Come learn how you can take advantage of new transportation options in WA County for first and last mile commuting, local errands, trips downtown, or anywhere that life takes you. We’ll discuss how you can experience the future of on-demand, flexible transportation and ways to save money.

Our presenter, Alan Bates, is the Market Manager for ReachNow Portland. Alan has more than two decades of project management and marketing experience, with senior leadership and business development roles in transportation, consumer goods and market research industries. Alan is passionate about alternative transportation and is currently a Level 2 Oregonian.

For More Information: Jennifer Nelson, Washington County Sustainability Program Educator. Phone: (503) 846-8825 Email:

Help Sunshine Pantry: drop off Gift Cards at Macy’s

Macys at Washington Square is having a whole month to help Sunshine Pantry.

The families need gift cards to be able to shop for things that food stamps do not pay for, such as medicines for flu, inhalers,and gas cards so they can get to doctors appointment. You can bring them to the Macy’s Business Office on the second floor, and you can also drop them or mail them to Sunshine Pantry.

Does your, business want volunteer opportunities? Sunshine Pantry has been helping families for 36 years. We always need volunteers!

We always need monetary donations for the electricity to run our freezer and large walk-in cooler that we use to keep our fruits, veggies, meats, and dairy for the 50 families a day we take care of.

We are located at 10895 SW 5th in Beaverton. For more information, call 971-506-7827 or visit our website.

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Coffee with a Cop comes to Cedar Mill

Thursday, March 22, 10 am-noon, Bales Cedar Mill Marketplace

Please join your local Deputies for Coffee with a Cop. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down barriers between deputies and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the deputies that serve in our neighborhoods.

For questions, contact Doreen Rivera, Community Outreach Specialist, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, 503-846-5578 or

Volunteer to plant trees!

Saturday, March 17, 9 am-1 pm, location details below

tree planting

Join Friends of Trees to plant trees and shrubs as part of the North Johnson Creek Trail Extension project to increase wildlife habitat and restore natural areas along North Johnson Creek.

Gloves, tools, and expert planting guidance provided, as well as breakfast snacks and coffee/hot chocolate! Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. No experience necessary, all are welcome!

Meet at 8:45 at the “Physician and Employee Parking Garage,” NE corner of St. Vincent Hospital, near SW Barnes, or follow signs from the end of SW 90th Ave near the Catlin Gable School baseball field. To learn more, visit our online calendar (, or contact us: 503-595-0213,

This event is in partnership with West TV Elementary School Green Team, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Tualatin River Watershed Council, Neighbors for Smart Growth, Metro, and Clean Water Services!

Starting a Vegetable Garden

Monday, March 12, 7-8 pm, Beaverton Library

OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Sal Bianco will walk attendees through the process of starting a vegetable garden. Often, new vegetable gardeners, dreaming of lush, productive gardens, are frustrated with their lack of success. Don't let that be you! Mr. Bianco will talk about site selection, soil preparation, planting times, and water and fertilization needs, as well as general garden maintenance. Focus will be on spring and summer gardens.

This program is presented with Washington County Master Gardeners, and i free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit or call 503-644-2197.


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