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Volume 16, Issue 4
April 2018


Community News - April 2018

May election info, and a Disaster Plan for CPO 1?

7-9 pm, Tuesday, April 10, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

Metro President candidate Forum: Lynne Peterson and Michael Langley are running for President of the Metro Council. Bring your questions about how Metro can better serve our residents.

There’s a contested race for Washington County District Attorney, and both candidates have been invited.

Beaverton School District Levy: Becky Tymchuk, BSD Board Member, will attend to give us information about the School District levy on the May ballot.

Should CPO 1 work on a disaster plan for the area? Following the election information, we’ll discuss whether there is interest in creating a group to work on a plan to respond to disaster as a community.

CPO 1 is a volunteer-run organization that works to connect people in the Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill, and Bonny Slope areas to issues that affect us, and help citizens be effective in maintaining the quality of life in the area.

THPRD’s Park Concert series returns to Cedar Mill Park!

Thursday, August 9, 6-8 pm, Cedar Mill Park, 10385 NW Cornell, free

Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss this wonderful community event! Plan to bring your family and meet your neighbors and friends for a summer evening of fun and music.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own picnic. No alcohol is alloWednesday Leashed dogs are welcome to attend with their owners.

Community partners and sponsors will be on site. Our Rec Mobile and Nature Mobile will also be at several concert locations to engage kids with games, crafts and activities.

Seating is on the grass. Beach/sand chairs or blankets for seating are recommended. Regular height lawn chairs will be permitted only at the side and rear of the seating area.

Check back in May for more details!

Discover Cedar Mill history at our Museum

Saturday, April 21, 10-5; Sunday April 22, 1-4, 12505 NW Cornell (across the breezeway from Bingo)

How did people live in this area before the pioneers arrived? How did Cedar Mill get its name? Who were the families that lived here in the early days? How did our suburban landscape develop?

These stories and more are told in photos and objects in the temporary Cedar Mill History Museum. Located in the old Milltowner Center at the northeast corner of Saltzman and Cornell, the Museum will only be open for a few more months, until the center, built in 1961, is demolished to make way for new development.

You can help us tell the stories and share the collection with more people by coming to the training session, April 12, 4-5:30 pm. We want to bring youth groups, seniors, and other interested folks into the museum more often but we need more guides. RSVP for the training by emailing info@cedarmillhistory.org or calling 5030-803-1813.

We’re looking for a permanent home for the collection, as we expect that our space will be gone by the end of the summer. Be sure to visit before then, and let us know if you have any ideas!

Cedar Mill Farmers Market set to open May 5

Saturdays, May 5-October 13, 9-2:00, at the corner of NW Cornell & Murray Roads (Safeway end of the Sunset Esplanade parking lot).

Spring is here and it is almost Farmers Market Time! We are so excited to bring local, fresh, and seasonal produce to you as well as prepared food items, hand-crafts, music, and more. Come shop, have lunch, meet friends and hang out! There will be a special gift for the first 50 customers to come to the information booth on Opening Day.

We have been accepting and will continue to accept/consider vendor applications throughout the season. We are specifically looking for local vendors who have: baked goods, wine, cheese, brew (beer, hard cider or kombucha), nut/nut butter, and jelly/jam.

Or maybe you have /or know of a business where something unique is made (purses, hats, terrariums, dog/cat toys & clothes, etc.) …check out our vendor page at www.cedarmillfarmersmarket.org or contact us and we can chat about it

Also –VOLUNTEERS!!! Your neighborhood market needs you! Not only is it a fun place to volunteer, but you get to be outside and meet people in your neighborhood! How awesome is that!?

Are you a chef? – we need a demo chef (we will promote your business/restaurant) We want to show “how to’s” and do “taste-tests” of delicious things you can make with fresh seasonal produce.

Do you like to get up early? – we need your help in setting up the market! Do you like getting a little work-out in the afternoon? – we need help tearing down the market.

Are you a Master Gardener? – we’d love you to come and talk with people and maybe answer their questions.

Do you like to keep websites updated? – do I have a job for you lol!

Are you friendly and like to help people? – the info booth might be for you.

Do you have a youth group or scout troop and are looking for a place to volunteer? Let’s talk.

Maybe you have an idea??? Let us know.

Contact Karen Carroll (market manager) ourcmfm@gmail.com.

Cedar Mill Community Garden plots available

The Cedar Mill Community Garden serves the community by providing plots for local residents to rent for growing their own organic produce. The garden provides not only a productive area to grow vegetables, but also a peaceful, relaxing environment.

The garden is on the property of the Cedar Mill Bible Church. There are 44 raised beds, as well as a grape vine, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries for all to enjoy. As well as tending their plots, gardeners work together to help maintain the property, have the opportunity to participate in social gatherings, and to donate their extra produce.The address is 665 NW 123rd, just south of Cedar Mill Bible Church

Several garden plots are currently available.  Plots are 4x8 feet and rent for $10 for the season. The fee includes water, hoses, mulch, and the use of gardening tools. We welcome new and experienced gardeners. For more information, please contact the garden manager, Allan Wells at wellsworks@comcast.net.

Cedar Mill Elementary Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, April 7, 8-11 am, Cedar Mill Elementary cafeteria, 10265 NW Cornell Road

Pancakes and sausage will pave the way for Cedar Mill Elementary fourth graders to spend two days on the Oregon Trail.

Cedar Mill Elementary Pancake Breakfast

They will host their annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to pay for the trip, which is the culmination of their Oregon Trail study. The fourth-grade students are major planners AND staff for the breakfast and it is a community tradition to have these young entrepreneurs taking orders and serving breakfast.

There is no charge for the breakfast but donations are accepted. The students need to raise at least $2,000! Suggested donations are $5 per person or $20 for a family. In addition to pancakes and sausages, there will be coffee and juice.

The trip gives the students a hands on experience of life as a pioneer, from packing a wagon bed with supplies, to staking out part of a one-acre homestead. The students will make candles, wash clothes with an old washboard, cook dinner on a hobo stove, play pioneer games and more.

Bonny Slope Auction

Saturday, April 21, 5-9 pm, Tiffany Center,1410 SW Morrison St., Portland

Bonny Slope Auction

Bonny Slope Community Organization (BSCO) will be holding our annual auction benefiting Bonny Slope Elementary School. Our theme is "Cheers to 10 Years" as we celebrate our wonderful school's 10th anniversary since opening its doors in 2008.

The event will feature silent and live auction components with fun raffles and, for the first time, a dessert dash to liven the festivities. Dinner and drinks are included. Our event is open to the public, but restricted to adults 21+ only. Tickets are on sale now online.

You can also learn more at our Facebook page.

Learn more about the programs BSCO provides to enrich the educational experience of our students at bonnyslopebsco.org. Any questions about BSCO's programs can be directed to our board president, Ashish Gupta at president@bonnyslopebsco.org. Fundraising questions can be answered by Ellen Rothery, our vice president, at vpfundraising@bonnyslopebsco.org.

Thank you Sunset High School Grad Party Donors!

Thank you to our newest donors, Bethany Public House, Dirk Hmura, and Pacific Office Automation, for their support of the 2018 Sunset High School Grad Party! 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 year’s event:

Beaverton Oral Surgeons -- www.beavertonoralsurgeons.com

Bethany Family Pet Clinic -- https://bethanyfamilypetclinic.com

Bethany Public House -- http://www.bethanypublichouse.com/

Blankiegram -- www.blankiegram.com

Cedar Mill News -- http://cedarmillnews.com

Dirk Hmura, Eleete Real Estate -- www.eleeterealestate.com/blog/team/dirk-hmura/

Dream Dinners Beaverton –www.dreamdinners.com

Ensley Orthodontics -- http://www.ensleyortho.com

Fred Meyer -- www.fredmeyer.com

Jon Goodwin, DMD -- http://goodwinorthodontics.squarespace.com

Juan Young Trust -- http://goswpartners.wixsite.com/juanyoungtrust

Pacific Office Automation -- www.pacificoffice.com

Pet Barn -- http://petbarnpdx.com

QFC Bethany –www.qfc.com

Sunset Lanes -- http://sunsetlanes.com

Team Unis -- https://www.teamunis.com

Trader Joe’s -- www.traderjoes.com

Winco -- https://www.wincofoods.com

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. We’re hoping that at least 350 graduates attend the party that is held the same day as commencement. This year’s festivities will be on Saturday, June 9.

The Sunset Grad Party welcomes additional donors! If you are interested in supporting the event, please contact Elisa Bennett at ea_bennett@yahoo.com. For more information, look here: bit.ly/2018GradParty. Thank you!

Washington County Resistance April meeting

Wednesday, April 18, 7-8:30 pm

Build community with fellow neighbors interested in pursuing local actions to stand up for justice, equality, and environment. Join our discussion with guest speaker Teressa Raiford, founder of Don’t Shoot Portland and Black Lives Matter activist.

Contact jess.angle@gmail.com for details.

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Monday, April 9, 6:30 for an hour of socializing;. Meeting 7:30-8:30, email for location

Come join us for our April 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.

We will hear from two guest speakers, Beaverton School Board Member Anne Bryant, and Shabba Woodley who is running for Washington County Commissioner Chair.

Please email Karyn (karyn@karynservin.com) or John (theportlandfoxes@gmail.com) for location.

Volunteer to help those in long-term care

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a free, confidential advocacy program available to seniors, families, facility staff, and the public. Residents living in nursing facilities, residential care, assisted living facilities, and adult foster care homes receive advocacy to ensure rights, dignity and care. Complaints are investigated and resolved by professional ombudsmen and trained volunteers.

More volunteer Ombudsmen are needed in Washington County. Only 41% of the long-term care facilities have an Ombudsman assigned to them. This leaves vulnerable residents without the protection they need or someone to speak up when things go wrong: call lights go unanswered, meals arrive cold, or medications are given incorrectly. 

Volunteers enjoy quality training, ongoing support, a flexible schedule, gaining knowledge, and building new relationships. They listen to resident concerns, educate families and staff about resident rights, and resolve quality of care issues. Applications are being accepted now.

To report a concern or learn more about volunteering call 800-522-2602 or visit www.oregon.gov/ltco.

Folk dancing at Leedy Grange Hall

Mondays, April 2, 16, & 30, 7-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd.

Join in for fun folk dancing with Sue & Friends every first, third, and fifth Mondays. Enjoy easy to intermediate level dances with this friendly group. Newcomers welcome, no partner is necessary. We focus on classic Israeli dances with a sprinkling of the newer, and a now dash of International. $6/$10 couple. Free for first timers.

For details please visit Portland Israeli Folk Dance News at www.sites.google.com/site/pifdnews, and for questions please email Sue at pifdnews@gmail.com.

Beaverton History program

Tuesday, April 10, 7 pm, Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., $3 donation

The Missoula Floods, with Bob Setterberg from the Oregon Historical Society. Refreshments will be served.


(503) 430-0106

Viva Village for Seniors

RSVP when indicated: VivaVillageEvents@gmail.com or 503-746-5082          

Viva Colorista

April 5 and 19, 1–2:30 pm, Viva Village Office, 4905 SW Griffith Dr. #104, Beaverton

Viva Village Adult Coloring Group (open to all), . No RSVP required.

Nature Walk

Saturday, April 7, 9:30 am, Tualatin Hills Nature Park, 5655 SW Millikan Way.

Open to all. Meet in Visitor Center. RSVP: recommended. Information: vivavillage.org, click on Calendar.

Village 101 Presentation (open to all)

Saturday, April 14, 10–11:30 am, Elsie Stuhr Center, Cedar Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd.

Information for prospective members and/or volunteers. Information: 503-746-5082.

Dine Around Beaverton & Beyond

Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 pm, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store & Restaurant, 4050 SW 114th Ave.

RSVP recommended, open to all.

Thursday Night Social

Thursday, April 19, 6–8 pm, Antoni's Restaurant, 10765 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton

RSVP recommended, open to all.

Men's Coffee Break (open to all)

Tuesday, April 24, 10-11 am, Solace & Fine Espresso, 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160

Information: 503-746-5082, open to all.

Washington County Forum

Mondays, Doors open at 11:30 AM, speakers start at noon, Golden Valley Restaurant & Brew Pub, 1520 NW Bethany Blvd

The forum meets every Monday, September through June, (except holidays).

There is no charge for admission. Lunch is available to order from the menu. Following the speaker, Forum Members may ask questions.

Elections provide an opportunity to hear different points of view as you select your representatives. The Washington County Public affairs Forum is proud to be able to bring the candidates and the issues before you, giving you the opportunity ask questions directly and learn about your options.

April 9

Legislature Primary Day: House Districts 26 & 32; all candidates have been invited.

April 16

Legislature Primary Day: Senate Districts 13 & 15; all candidates have been invited.

April 23

Candidates for the Democratic Nomination for Governor & for Congress; all candidates have been invited.

April 30

Candidates for the Republican Nomination for Governor & Congress; all candidates have been invited.

May 7

Candidates unopposed speak out!

Bonny Slope Elementary Preschool accepting applications

Bonny Slope Preschool offers the option of a three-hour morning session or a three-hour afternoon session that will run M/T/Th/F. Transportation will be provided (outside of a 1 mile perimeter). Wednesdays are dedicated to optional home visits by our certified teacher and instructional assistant. As a team, they work on developing skills in academics and social-emotional skills.

Each session will offer either breakfast or lunch (for a fee or bring your own), where students will be eating among their peers and practicing daily skills.

A bonus to attending preschool at BSE is to get to know the staff and building, and for the students to become leaders, as kindergarteners, to future BSE preschool students. Families will be a part of the BSE and BSCO community and are welcome to contribute and participate in our community events.

Cost of the program is dependent on income. Family income under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines qualify for tuition fee assistance, for those over the limit it is a maximum monthly cost of $300.

Application Criteria:

Students must be 4 years old by September 1, 2018; Students must be potty trained; Preference is given to students in the Bonny Slope attendance area on a first come first served basis.

Application deadline is June 22, 2018 at 4 pm at the Bonny Slope office. Applications will be available on Bonny Slope Elementary’s website after the first week of April. Please visit our website for updated information or call the school office at 503-356-2040 for more information.

Bonny Slope Elementary Kindergarten Roundup 2018-2019

Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 pm school tours; 6-7 pm Presentation

For children who will be 5-years old by 9/1/2018.

What to Bring: Your future kindergarten student; Copy of birth certificate or passport; Immunization information; Proof of address (utility bill/lease or rental agreement).

Please call the school office if you have any questions! 503-356-2040

PCC Music

Tuesdays, April 10 & 24, 7 pm, Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road, Forum, Building 3

The concerts begin at 7 pm. A donation is appreciated but no one will be turned away. and parking is $2 (permits available at parking machines). The series is sponsored by a Beaverton Arts Program Community Grant.

April 10–Na R?saí


Na R?saí performs traditional Irish, Appalachian, Scottish, Breton and other Celtic and folk music and songs featuring fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, bouzouki and whistles. The band’s focus has been exploring the links between the musical traditions of the Celtic regions and North America by arranging tunes from the two regions with a traditional sensibility. Na R?saí is Irish Gaelic for “the roses” in honor of Portland, the city of roses.

The group released a CD, Na R?saí in 2014 and is currently at work on their next CD. For more information, please go to: http://www.narosai.com/.

April 24–Okaidja


Okaidja is an Afropop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Ghana, West Africa. His unique artistic vision has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. Okaidja's band of drummers and dancers weave hypnotic arrangements for songs sung in his native language. He has released five CDs.

Okaidja will present a workshop at PCC Rock Creek from 10:30-11:30 on April 26, also in building 3, room 114. All are welcome. For more information, please go to: https://okaidja.com.

For more information about the concerts, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu, 971-722-7869, or view the music program’s website page pcc.edu/programs/music/rock-creek/ and Facebook page at facebook.com/pccrcaem.

Crucial Conversations

crucial conversations logo

Beginning in April and in partnership with the PCC Foundation and Oregon Humanities, PCC Rock Creek Campus will host a series of Crucial Conversations for all students, faculty, staff and the general public. Rock Creek instructors are especially encouraged to ask students to attend. Entire classes are also welcomed.

Wednesday, April 11, 1:30-3 pm, Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Road, Event Center, Building 9

“What's in a Label? Rethinking Diversity and Racial Categories,” will be facilitated by Ann Su, a public interest attorney, community activist and social justice advocate for the past 20 years. She is currently a college professor and leadership and diversity consultant. Her areas of expertise span law, public speaking, women's studies, and race/racism, and she teaches at Portland State University, Marylhurst University and Portland Community College.

Su studied political and social thought at University of Virginia, then focused on public interest law at George Washington University. A self-proclaimed outlier, she has always been interested in how the ambiguity in language can unnecessarily polarize people. Her desire to explore diversity of thought and bridge understanding inspires her facilitation of this conversation on race and labeling.

Monday, June 4, same time and place

“Does Higher Education Matter?” The conversation facilitator will be Paul Susi, educator, activist, arts administrator and a performing artist. Susi has worked as a youth counselor and an educator at several Portland nonprofit organizations serving homeless, recovering, post-incarcerated and adjudicated populations. He was recently named artistic director of the Portland Actors Ensemble.

Oregon Humanities states that the goal of the project is to “connect people to ideas and to each other, not to push an agenda or arrive at consensus. We believe that conversation is a powerful medium to invite diverse perspectives, explore challenging questions and strive for just communities.”

Rock Creek would especially like to thank PCC donors Don and Bonnie Blish for their ongoing support of this project. Crucial Conversations will be offered once each fall, winter and spring term at Rock Creek. The series is free and all are welcomed.

Prescription Drug Turn In

Saturday, April 28, 10 am-2pm, Bales Cedar Mill Marketplace 12675 NW Cornell Rd

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) will be there collecting your unwanted prescription and over -the-counter meds, pet meds, or vitamins. Unfortunately, we cannot accept syringes or any kind of sharps.

Medications can be left in their containers. Everything turned in is delivered by WCSO to the DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration, and incinerated.

pill bottle

Start cleaning out those medicine cabinets now! Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.

The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends—and the home medicine cabinet.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. But if a program is not available, take the meds out of their bottles; mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds; s666eal them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away.

Free Weed Watcher Workshops

Weed Watcher flyer

April 25, 6-8 pm, Tualatin Soil & Water, 7175 NE Evergreen Pkwy #400, Hillsboro

May 8, 6-8 pm, Cooper Mountain Nature Park, 18892 SW Kemmer Rd. Beaverton

May 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, Sato Elementary School, 7775 NW Kaiser Rd.

May 22, 6-8pm, St. Andrews Church, 12405 SW Butner Rd.

Concerned about Invasive Weeds?

• Talk with weed experts.

• Discover how to help.

• Learn from live samples.

• Free field ID book.

For more information and to RSVP visit our website at www.swcd.net.

Park restoration for THPRD natural areas

Spend a little time battling invasive plants this spring! Register for these events here.

Lost Park

Saturday April 14, 9-noon, meet at the trailhead at the end of NW 111th Avenue, just south of Rainmont Road.

Join forces with the National Honor Society from the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District as we remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from the forested portions of Lost Park.

Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the project. Tools, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

SOLVE IT Earth Day at NE Park

Saturday April 21, 9-noon, see below for location

Join us as we continue to remove English ivy from the forested portions of NE Park. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the event. Tools, gloves, snacks and a water cooler will be provided!

Meeting Place: NE Park is the forested area located on the southeast corner of NW Saltzman Road & Laidlaw Road. Volunteers will meet the crewleader on the northeastern corner of this intersection. Please park along neighborhood streets, just north of Laidlaw.

Wendy Kroger appointed to THPRD Board of Directors

Wendy Kroger

Wendy Kroger, a versatile volunteer with an extensive history of service to the park district and her community, becomes the fifth member of the board, filling the vacancy created by a resignation in December.

The THPRD Board announced Kroger’s appointment at their regular monthly meeting on March 12. She was selected from a pool of 26 applicants, 10 of whom were interviewed by the board on March 6.

“To be able to add a person of Wendy’s caliber to our board is exciting,” said Ali Kavianian, board president. “We were delighted with the quality of the applicant pool as a whole, but Wendy’s combination of knowledge, collaborative skills, experience and passion for our mission made her number one in our minds. We can’t wait to begin working with her.”

Her first public meeting with the board will be April 10. The appointment will continue until June 30, 2019. As required by Oregon law, a public election will then be held to determine who will serve the remainder of the term until June 30, 2021. That election will happen in May 2019.

Malinowski wins leadership award

Malinowski leadership award

Neighbors for Smart Growth, a grassroots community group that began in the West Haven neighborhood, is dedicated to promoting healthy, livable, and sustainable communities. They met in March for a potluck to hear updates on a variety of neighborhood issues, and to present the Outstanding Leadership Award recognizing County Commissioner Greg Malinowski for his leadership fostering community livability.

Dozens of neighbors enjoyed the food, participated in the discussion and award ceremony, and later were treated to a concert by singer-songwriter Rebecca Troon.

Learn more about the group on their website.

Six-Week Educational Series for Caregivers Begins May 3

Registration is open for a six-week educational series called Powerful Tools for Caregivers that begins May 3, 2018. Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services and Tuality Healthcare sponsor the series.

The classes take place on Thursdays, May 3 through June 7, from 1:30-4 p.m., at the Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro.

“This series helps unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while they are caring for a relative or friend with a chronic illness,” says instructor Deborah Letourneau. “Participants will learn how to reduce personal stress, communicate their needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions, and make tough caregiving decisions.”

The class is appropriate for anyone helping a parent, spouse or friend. The person in their care may live at home, in a facility or across the country.

There is a suggested donation of $30 to help cover the cost of the book, but payment is not required to attend the class.

Class size is limited, and registration is required by calling the Washington County Family Caregiver Support Program at 503-846-3089.

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