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Volume 17, Issue 3
March 2019


March 2019 Community News

New Drop-in Hours with Law Librarian at Beaverton City Library

Fourth Tuesday of every month, 3-7 pm, Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St, free

What can or can't my landlord do? What rights do I have when speaking with the police? What will happen to my parents' house when they pass away? These questions and more can be answered by the Washington County Law Librarian during Beaverton City Library’s new program, Law Librarian in the Library. This drop-in program occurs at the table in the northeast corner on the second floor of the main library.

The Washington County Law Library provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. Law librarians can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

During the Law Librarian in the Library drop-in hours, the law librarian will provide legal reference assistance, track statistics, provide information about the Law Library to patrons, and, when appropriate, refer patrons back to the library or to legal aid or other legal service providers. Please know that Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, so are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or advising patrons on their legal right.

For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.

Washington County Receives Green Business Award

Green Business Award

Washington County was recently recognized for implementing more than 50 best practices in the areas of waste and toxics reduction, water and energy conservation, transportation options, employee and community engagement, and social responsibility. The overall County organization, represented by the Sustainability Program, received the “Gold Level” Green Business Award as a participant in the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Green Business Leaders Program. Washington County is one of 30 local businesses to receive this honor and only the second government agency to be recognized with the Gold designation.

To earn the Gold-level award, Washington County has focused on waste reduction and operational sustainability in various ways:

· irrigation efficiency improvements to decrease water usage,

· lighting upgrades to lower electricity consumption, and

· initiation of composting programs for food scraps and roadside vegetation to reduce the amount of garbage sent to the landfill.

Washington County has implemented additional sustainable practices including promotion of transportation options to employees and visitors, utilizing green-certified paint with low toxicity, maintaining EcoBiz certification for landscaping and fleet services, and coordinating an employee charitable giving campaign.

Washington County recognizes the role and responsibility for public agencies to protect and conserve natural resources, use financial resources effectively and efficiently, and celebrate the achievements of a healthy and productive organization.

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Monday, March 4, 6:30-8:30 pm

Indivisible Cedar Mill is a progressive, grass-roots 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 guest speaker, Washington County DA Kevin Barton. Doors open at 6:30 for an hour of socializing, and the meeting commences at 7:30.

Please email Karyn, karyn@karynservin.com, or John, theportlandfoxes@gmail.com, for the location.

Legislative Town Hall

March 23, 10 am, Souther Auditorium of St. Vincent Hospital.

State Representatives Mitch Greenlick and Ken Helm and State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward are holding a town hall. They will discuss the current legislative session and take questions from constituents.

Make a Family Mural at Washington County Museum

Saturday, March 9, 10 am-1 pm, Washington County Museum, PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, free

The Agriculture mural at WCM, by Anke Gladnick

Roll up your sleeves for some hands-on learning as the Washington County Museum’s Free Family Mornings series continues! The March event is an illustration workshop by artist Anke Gladnick, creator of the mural for Washington County Museum's current exhibit AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley. For the museum exhibit Gladnick drew many people and agricultural technologies together into one illustrated history.

For the workshop they will lead you through the process of imagining and drawing a mural layout that tells your own story! Gladnick hopes that families will leave understanding that “illustration can be used as a way to learn and connect ourselves with the world around us while being personal and meaningful to the individual creating.” Materials are provided for this drop-in, all-ages workshop.

Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed workshop led by a teaching artist from the community. Workshops are drop-in with no registration required. Museum entrance is always free during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits. The Free Family Mornings series is supported in part by the Beaverton Rotary, and this event is further supported by Beaverton Optimist Club.

Catch the rest of our exciting spring lineup of Free Family Morning workshops:

April 13: Physical Education artist group, body movement

May 11: Kevin Holden, sound art

June 8: Robin Cone-Murakami, cyanotype prints

Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus Presents Winter Student Concerts!

Portland Community College Rock Creek music program will present four 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. The concert is free for PCC students.

PCC Jazz

Tuesday, March 12

Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Choir will present music from Miles Davis and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Thursday, March 14

Rock Creek Choirs will sing music from around the world.

Monday, March 18

The Symphonic Band and Chamber Ensemble will present rousing band and beautiful classical music.

Wednesday, March 20

Student Honors Recital: Student Stars will perform on voice and other instruments.

Now Enrolling for 2019-2020 at Bonny Slope Elementary-Preschool

Bonny Slope Pre-school

Bonny Slope Elementary is now enrolling for Preschool! If your child is four years old or will turn four before September 1, 2019 and you live in the Bonny Slope attendance area, you are eligible to apply.

Morning and afternoon sessions are available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday as well as optional home visits on Wednesdays. Each session is taught by a certified Beaverton School District teacher and two instructional assistants. Each session includes a mealtime (for purchase or bring your own) where students will be eating among their peers and practicing daily skills. Cost is dependent on income (maximum cost/month is $300). Call us at 503-356-2040 for more details. Enrollment is happening now, so stop by Bonny Slope Elementary for an application or print one off online and bring it in!

Washington County Forum

Mondays, 11:30 am, Coyote’s Bar & Grill, 5301 W Baseline Rd, Hillsboro, free to attend, lunch available from the menu. Program starts at noon sharp!

The forum meets over lunch every Monday, September through June, (except holidays). Following the speaker, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Asking questions of our speakers is a privilege of Forum membership.

Monday, March 4

Peter Truax, the mayor of Forest Grove, will discuss the state of the city.

Monday, March 11, Frank Bubenik, the mayor of Tualatin, will discuss the state of the city.

Monday, March 18, Linda Mokler & Julia Gies, members of Defensa de la Dignidad, will discuss “What We Do & How We Do It.”

Monday, March 25, Jason Snider, the mayor of Tigard, will discuss the state of the city.

Monday, April 1, Steve Callaway, the mayor of Hillsboro, will discuss the state of the city.

For more information on Washington County Forum, visit the website.

Viva Village public events

For Information, to RSVP, and/or register (where requested), contact www.vivavillageevents.org or 503-746-5082. To see a complete list of February events, go to www.vivavilllage.org; click on Calendar.

Nature Walk

Saturday, March 2, 9:30 am, Fanno Creek Trail, 8155 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton.

Women’s Coffee

Tuesdays, March 5 and 19, 10 am, Jim and Patty’s Coffee, 4130 SW 117th Ave. Beaverton.

Village 101 Presentation

Saturday, March 9, 10 - 11:30 am, Elsie Stuhr Center, Cedar Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton.

Information for prospective members and/or volunteers.

Thursday Night Social

Thursday, March 21, 6 pm, Café Murrayhill, 14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr. #103, Beaverton. RSVP.

Viva Village Book Club

Tuesday, March 26, 6 - 8 pm, Private home in West Beaverton.

Selected Books: Amsterdam by Ian McEwan and The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. RSVP for address.

Men’s Coffee Break

Tuesday, March 26, 10 - 11 am, Solace and Fine Espresso, 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160, Beaverton.

Cyber Security and Password Management

Friday, March 29, 10 - 11:30 am, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney Road, Beaverton.

Presentation on how to protect privacy and data on smart phones and other technical devices. RSVP.

Civil War medicine at BHS

Tuesday, March 12, 7 pm, Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, suggested $3 donation

Beaverton Historical Society presents a realistic medical Civil War Reenactment. Linda and Bob Wetter are entering their 27th season as Civil War reenactors. They feel it is important to accurately educate the public in all aspects of medical procedures that existed during this period in our nations history. This presentation will depict an aid station set up as the first stop for a wounded soldier. Refreshments are provided.

For more information, visit www.historicbeaverton.org or call (503) 430-0106.

Childrens’ acting classes

Beaverton Civic Theatre's Spring Term children's acting classes start Wednesday, April 3, at The Playhouse located inside the Cedar Hills Crossing Mall.

Musical Jam (Kindergarten & 1st Grade, 2:30-3:15pm)
Fundamentals of Acting (2nd & 3rd Grade, 3:30-4:15pm)
Acting 1 (4th & 5th Grade, 4:30-5:30pm)

Each level incorporates playing characters from popular children's books as students grow the life skills of communication, collaboration, and problem solving while discovering their artistic voices.

To register for the 10-week term, call 503-754-9866 or visit www.beavertonplayhouse.org.

Annual Parent Information Series Features Talks by Experts

Cedar Mill Community Library’s annual Parent Information Series offers up-to-date insight into child development, child/parent communication, and modern parenting challenges. The evening workshops are led by psychologists, counselors and educators. All talks are open to adult members of public.

Toddler Talk

Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 - 8 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, free

Join this fun workshop to understand your toddler’s world and to transform tantrums, hitting, biting, and screaming. Let’s laugh together and support one another to make raising a toddler more fun and enjoyable, and raising toddlers who thrive.

Preschool Attitude

Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 - 8 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, free

Does your preschooler have attitude? Learn the top positive parenting tools to transform your preschooler’s attitude. Join this fun, non-judgmental, interactive workshop designed to make your life easier and more enjoyable as the parent of a preschooler. The presenter, Megan Barella, MS is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Master Trainer, and mom to a 9 year old son. Megan is known for her community based positive parenting programs that help families raise children who thrive from the inside out. www.meganbarella.com.

The Impact of Electronics on the Child/Teen Brain

Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 - 8 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, free

Do you find it challenging to navigate the intricacies of social media, cell phone usage, and video games? Learn up-to-date information and statistics on the impact electronics have on the developing brain including sleep, academics, and physical health. The presenter, Shawn Marshall, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of experience working with children and families. He specializes in working with teens and has expertise in depression, anxiety, attention deficit, academic challenges, and oppositional behaviors.

Parenting Wonderful Kids through Family Meetings

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, free

Family meetings provide the time and place to make vital connections, to build the family parents want and children need. They provide a way to talk about parents’ values, to learn what’s going on with your children and to follow through on decisions made together. Come and learn more about how to hold great family meetings. The presenter, Katherine Foldes has over 20 years of experience organizing Family Meetings and Family Meeting workshops. She is the author of The Family Meeting Handbook. www.katherinefoldes.com.

Children, Adolescents, and Gender: Helping Parents Make Sense of a Confusing Time

Monday, April 15, 6 - 7:30 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, free

Transgender? Asexual? Gender Fluid? There are so many new terms these days for understanding gender and sexual identity it can be confusing for children and parents. This talk will focus on typical development in those areas and how to have conversations with your children about these topics. We also will cover what it means to be transgender, how to identify it and best practices on being accepting and supportive with a child struggling with identity. The presenter, Dr. Daniel J. Munoz, PhD, Psychologist works with children, adolescents, young adults, couples and families with issues of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual issues, gender identity, eating disorders, and emotional regulation. He is an international speaker, award-winning researcher, and has clinical expertise in psychological assessment.

Countdown to Kindergarten...Preparing Your Child

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 - 8 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, free

Help your child have a successful kindergarten year by learning current kindergarten curriculum and expectations, and valuable tips and strategies that you can start using with your child before and during the school year. Topics will also address other areas to prepare your child to face the daily challenges of a kindergarten classroom.The presenter, Dori George has been an educator for 25 years with a passion for teaching children to read. She has taught grades K-3 and currently teaches kindergarten at Bethany Elementary School for the Beaverton School District.

Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages

Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 13, free

Parents of children who are dual language learners often have questions about how to support their children’s bilingual development. Come find answers to common questions and hands-on strategies to help promote your children learning and loving two or more languages! The presenter, Dr. Dawn Hendricks co- wrote the country’s first bilingual Early Reading First project, leading a team that established 20 model bilingual classrooms that received national recognition. Dr. Hendricks co-wrote a booklet for parents Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages.


TVF&R invites you to explore a career in the fire service

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel will participate in several recruitment events in the months ahead, offering unique experiences that give people an inside look at what it’s like to be a firefighter.

We will have an exhibit booth and crew ready to answer questions and meet with high school students at the NW Youth Careers Expo on March 19 at the Oregon Convention Center. Nearly 7,000 students from about 70 high schools across Oregon and Southwest Washington are expected to attend and participate in hands-on learning, demonstrations, mock interviews, and career workshops.

tvfr career day

TVF&R is also gearing up for its second annual Career Day on April 20 at our Training Center in Sherwood. Career Day offers an opportunity for adults who may be interested in the fire service to learn more about job requirements and TVF&R. It includes hands-on experiences in primary firefighter responsibilities as well as presentations about station life, career and volunteer opportunities, the hiring process, emergency medical services, fire prevention, public safety education, and more.

Between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. that day, participants will rotate through activity stations and have a chance to talk with education partners from several colleges and universities about their respective emergency medical services and fire science programs.

The application period opened February 25, and we will select 35 participants to join us for Career Day. The deadline to apply is March 24 but may close prior to that date if we receive enough applications for consideration. Candidates interested in applying for TVF&R’s Career Day must be 18 or older and can apply online at www.tvfr.com/careers.

Women and girls in high school and college are invited to participate in two recruitment events tailored for them. The first is the Oregon Tradeswomen Career Fair on May 17 and 18, held at the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center in Portland, which promotes success for women in the trades through education, leadership, and mentorship.

The second is the Portland Metro Fire Camp held June 28-30 at the Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center and August 2-4 at TVF&R’s Training Center in Sherwood. This is the second year TVF&R will co-host the second week of Fire Camp, which is led by professional female firefighters from multiple agencies across the West Coast.

This free camp is designed to instill confidence and build leadership and team skills in young women ages 16 to 20 through hands-on firefighter training. The camp itinerary consists of various stations and scenarios each day such as tapping hydrants, hose practices, controlling nozzles, turret and standpipe evolutions, rope operations, ladders, search and rescue, extrication, forcible entry, emergency medical skills, nutrition, physical fitness, and interview techniques.

Visit our website to sign up via the “Notify Me” feature to learn when Portland Metro Fire Camp will be accepting applications.


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