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Volume 17, Issue 3
April 2019


Business News April 2019

Cedar Mill Farmers Market opens soon!

May 4 to October, NW corner of Cornell & Murray in the Safeway parking lot

Good food, good people, and good times will be happening at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market again this season! Opening day is May 4, make sure to put it on your calendar.

power of produce kids club sign

This season will welcome back your favorite vendors and will introduce many new ones as well. Plan on coming by each Saturday to shop local, listen to some great music, have lunch and have some fun with us!

We will most likely have three-to-four hot food vendors each week. The Power of Produce Kids Club will have activities for children ages 4-12 each week and kids who participate will receive $2 in tokens to spend on purchasing their own fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Cedar Mill Farmers Market accepts EBT (Oregon Trail Cards). A $5 match to those using their benefits is also provided thanks to our awesome sponsors at The Cedar Mill Business Association and Laughing Planet - Cedar Mill.

Want to get the latest market updates each week? Contact ourcmfm@gmail.com to get on our weekly email list. Want to get involved? We need volunteers! Contact us for more information.

Laundromat will open mid-April

Due to an extended inspection schedule, the Cedar Mill Coin Wash will open sometime mid-April. Watch for them in the space at the north end of the Bales Marketplace building!

Bales Marketplace events

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Easter egg hunt

Saturday, April 20, 2-4 pm, Bales Cedar Mill Marketplace, 12675 NW Cornell, free

Pick up a coloring page at the store to enter the coloring contest, and then plan to bring kids of all ages for a fun afternoon of crafts, an in-store egg hunt, prize drawings, and snacks. Stations around the store will be set up to let kids color eggs, decorate cookies, and make cards.

Spring Food & Wine Show

Friday, May 4, 3-7 pm

Grab a wine glass at the door, and circle the aisles sampling delicious food and wine from around the northwest and around the world. Talk to the people who make it to learn more about what you eat and drink! You’re sure to run into your friends and neighbors at this food and wine extravaganza.

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Kids save and get a chance to win a Switch

April is Youth Month and as part of a nationwide effort to spread the word about the importance of money management, we're going to give away a Nintendo Switch. All youth accounts (ages 5-18 years) opened in the months of April and May will be entered into a drawing to win. Plus, each time you refer a friend to Sunset Credit Union you BOTH will be entered to win.

Sunset Credit Union is located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd. Call 503-643-1335 or visit www.sspfcu.com for more information.


Avid4 Adventure and Catlin Gabel Summer Camp Info Session

Tuesday, April 9, 6:15-7:15 pm, The Catlin Gabel School, 8825 SW Barnes Rd in The Barn, free

You are invited to an information session where we will hear short presentations from the Avid4 Adventure team and the Catlin Gabel School. Learn more about camp options this summer, enjoy beverages & snacks, and receive a discount on any Avid4 Adventure Day Camp session. The Barn is the big green building in the center of campus. RSVP at www.info.avid4.com/catlin-gabel-information-session.

Women’s self defense class

Monday, April 22, 6-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

Leedy Grange and Instinct Defense Academy are offering a free Women's Self Defense class. It might be hard to imagine being attacked, but statistics show that one rape occurs every six minutes. These attacks can occur without warning and when individuals least expect it. It is extremely important for everyone to be prepared for times like these. That is why we take the subject of self-defense very seriously.

Not all self-defense courses are equal. About 70% of assault survivors reported that they took some form of self-defensive action during the crime. INSTINCT Defense Academy offers solutions with proven efficacy.During this three-hour course you will learn about: the triangle of victimization, how to avoid becoming a victim through situational awareness, the 4 phases of an attack and how to defend against each phase, the undercover predator and how to spot and defeat them, verbal, emotional and physical self-defense, and college concerns.

Space is limited so please reserve your spot today. Register at the Eventbrite page.

New Health & Fitness Director forTouchmark’s West Hills location

On your mark. “Get SET.” Go! Bringing his “get SET” mindset to Touchmark’s new full-service retirement community, Sam Holzman has been named Health & Fitness Director, overseeing all aspects of health, fitness, and injury prevention programming at Touchmark in the West Hills. He will also head up Touchmark Health & Fitness Club; membership in the Club is open to the public for anyone 50 years and better.

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Sam Holzman

“My fitness philosophy is get SET: Sleep well. Eat nutritiously. Train for life,” Holzman says. “I advise people to start where they are today. The goal is to move well enough to respond to daily life and move often enough to maintain or improve function.”

With 15 years of experience, Holzman has dedicated his entire career and education to health and fitness. Before joining Touchmark in 2018 as a certified fitness professional, Holzman worked for eight years as an Exercise Specialist/Group Fitness Instructor at the OHSU March Wellness & Fitness center. Prior to that, he owned and operated Integrative Strength & Conditioning, Inc. for six years. Holzman attended Oregon State University, where he majored in Nutrition & Exercise Science with a focus on Education & Movement Studies in Disabilities. Following college, he attended the National Personal Training Institute, where he was later hired as the Institute’s Lead Practical Instructor. A certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Sam also holds certifications through the American Sport Education Program, MELT Method: Hand & Foot Instructor, Functional Movement Systems Level 2 and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Level 2. He is also certified by the Red Cross in first aid and CPR/AED. More information is available at www.TouchmarkPortland.com.

Touchmark events open to the public

The public is invited to the following events at Touchmark in the West Hills. There is no charge for any of these events, but seating may be limited. To RSVP, call 503-954-1640. Touchmark is located at 840 SW Touchmark Way, adjacent to Southwest Barnes and Leahy roads.

Culinary Passport: Japan

Friday, April 19, 11:30 am, free

Are you or someone you care about interested in exploring assisted living? Take in the beautiful views from the Vintage Dining Room while learning about Japanese history and culture as you dine on delicious cuisine and enjoy traditional music from the beautiful country of Japan. Once a month, “travelers” are sampling a different country through Touchmark’s Culinary Passport program.

“Help is Here: When Someone You Love Has Dementia”

Thursday, April 25, 11:30 am

Come hear Marian O. Hodges, MD, MPH, and Anne P. Hill, JD, the authors of “Help is Here: When Someone You Love Has Dementia,” to learn about what dementia is, what to expect when family or friends have it, and how to care for and communicate better with someone living with dementia. Through an entertaining combination of role-playing, lecture, and discussion with the audience, their presentation is full of practical tips and easy strategies to make life easier. Lunch is provided.

Village Gallery of Arts news and events

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painting by Darla Boljat

Village Gallery is a non-profit, educational art gallery in operation since 1963, located next to the Cedar Mill Library at 12505 NW Cornell Road. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, Sunday, 12- 4 pm. Learn more and see the complete class schedule at www.villagegalleryarts.org or call 503-644-8001.

April Show

Reception: Sunday, April 14, 2-4, free

Join us for refreshments and meet our Featured Artists. Take in the show and remember to cast a vote for your favorite artwork for the People's Choice award!

Darla Boljat, Featured Artist:The theme behind this show is creating, displaying and sharing art that conveys the feeling of awe I experience when viewing the subject. I remember the places and subjects that evoke joy or peace for me and those images, and the feelings associated with them, will pop up in my mind until painted. One of the techniques I used in these paintings includes layers in acrylic paint to “sketch” the image and apply background color where needed. This allows me to create texture if necessary, to help the viewer feel as if they are in nature. For most I paint in oils on top of the acrylic, which enhances the color, shadow and light, giving the painting depth. I finish with varnish to preserve the piece.

Marcia Wigert, Featured Fine Crafter:Born and raised in California, I was fascinated by rocks and nature. Everywhere we traveled I would fill my pockets and the back of the family station wagon with rocks, all kinds of rocks. I was intrigued by the colors, sparkle, textures, and shapes. I guess even as a small child I was inspired by nature’s beauty. I am now inspired by my new home state of Oregon: the mountains, rivers, ocean, forests, wild life, and the peacefulness I find here. My jewelry is hand-crafted and made with you in mind. To me, accessories are pieces of art you wear and feel great in.

by Marcia Wigert
jewelry by Marcia Wigert

April Awards Show for VGA members

Elizabeth Higgins will be our juror for the April show. Elizabeth is a watercolor painter who maintains a studio in SE Portland and teaches youth and adult art classes for various cultural organizations. She has lived in Oregon since 1995, and is a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. In addition to painting, Elizabeth enjoys mono-printing and collage. She loves to make art, teach and help people of all ages discover their creative potential. She has been a member of Village Gallery of Arts since 2011. A big thank you to Blick Art Supplies for providing gift certificates for our Award Show winners!

Classes and Workshops

Please see our website for complete class and instructor information at www.villagegalleryarts.org. To register, visit or call the Gallery at 503-644-8001.

Kristi Roberts - Children’s Art Classes

Mondays April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 3:45-4:45, for ages 7-11 yr.

Children have an opportunity to try out different mediums including drawing, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, clay and mixed media. Fine art concepts and techniques are taught with each lesson. Varied subjects include landscapes, people, faces, animals, cartooning and perspective.

New classes this spring:
Mary Lehner - Freshen Up Your Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, & 14, 1-4

Join Mary Lehner to explore fresh ways to invigorate your style. Mary will demonstrate and discuss the journey from static to lively interpretations in watercolor. This class is not so much about technique as it is about letting the watercolor medium work to your advantage by slowly learning to “go with the flow.”

Brooke Walker-Knoblich - Painting with Brooke

Mondays, April 22 & 29, 12:30-3:30;Thursdays, May 23 & 30, 10-1

This class will be a general themed oil painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Brooke 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. Painters using oils and acrylics of all skill levels are welcome.

Virginia Sumner - Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Saturdays, April 20 & May 4, 9-1

Are you ready to explore acrylic painting, want a refresher or simply interested in working on an acrylic painting in a friendly group setting? In this introduction we will delve into acrylic painting while we create landscape, floral, abstract and a macro perspective painting. Each artist will select their own palette and elements based on their experience, preferences and comfort level. Everyone will walk away with their own unique creations.

Mary Burgess - Watercolor: Painting White and Black Animals using Color

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 9:30 am-12:30 pm or 6-9 pm

In this six week session, we will explore techniques for painting white and black animals using rich color. Learn pigment combinations to create warm, cool and colorful darks and lights. As we paint dogs, cats, crows, goats or other critters, we will concentrate on achieving vibrant highlights and shadows. Capture a likeness, while keeping your painting fresh and lively. Some watercolor experience helpful.

Tennis Workshop on common tennis injuries

Saturday, April 13, 10:30 am, West Hills Tennis Club gymnasium

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Dr. Andrew Lee PT DPT

Stride Strong PT is hosting its first-ever Tennis Injury Workshop. Dr. Alice Holland PT DPT, will go over the causes and treatments for common injuries that result from tennis playing. Be sure to register for the event at www.stridestrong.com/tennis.

Stride Strong introduces Dr. Lee

Stride Strong Physical Therapy is adding a new member to their Physical Therapy team. Dr. Andrew Lee PT DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapyhails from Austin, Texas and spent some time working in Salem, Oregon before settling here in Portland. Andrew's main forte is in outpatient orthopedics and workman's compensation cases.Ever the comedian, Andrew is a delight to have at our clinic and we look forward to sharing many laughs with him!

Stride Strong PT is located on Cornell Rd in Cedar Mill, next to the Shell gas station and sharing a parking lot with Bales Supermarket.


The Ackerly at Timberland public events

All are open to the public, but do require an RSVP—call 503-350-3400. The Ackerly is located in the Timberland complex at 11795 NW Cedar Falls Drive.

Senior Fitness Class

Wednesdays, April 3, April 17 and May 1, 2-2:45

Fitness class geared toward 55+ age group. Focus is stretch, strength and maintaining or increasing mobility and balance.

Comfort Hospice Presentation

Wednesday, April 10, 3-4

Dr. Kruelwich will give a presentation about hospice, palliative care, and DNR.

Outdoor Happy Hour

Friday, April 12, 3-4

Enjoy spirits and hors d’oeuvres out on the beautiful courtyard patio. Weather permitting.

Themed Dinner Route 66: Oklahoma City

Thursday, April 18, 4-6

Making our 4th stop on Route 66! Dinner and drinks are provided.

Easter Celebration

Saturday, April 20, 1-2:30

Bring your family and join our residents and their families while we celebrate Easter a day early with games like bocce ball, hors d’oeuvres, and a festive environment.

Veteran’s Social Hour

Tuesday, April 30, 10-11

Listen to a guest speaker and talk to fellow vets while you enjoy coffee and pastries. A chance to meet new service men and be honored by The Ackerly.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Sunday, May 5, 1-3

Join us for food, fun and festivities.

Pharmaca events

Events are held at the Timberland Pharmaca store. Contact Patrick Healey for more information at 503-596-3552. Limitations apply. See store for details.

Natural Health Fair

Saturday, April 13, 1-5, free

Come learn how to give your body the support it needs—from helpful supplements to healthy habits—to achieve optimal health! Take home product samples and great gifts with purchase from janeiredale, EVOLVh and KleanKanteen. Enter to win raffle prizes & get up to $20 in coupons.

Juice Beauty Event—Mini-Facials!

Friday, April 19, 12-6, free

Grab your best friend and come in for a mini-facial featuring Juice Beauty. Call to reserve your spot! Mini-facials require a $10 service fee, and you receive a $10 off coupon valid on event day.

10 tips for buying the right car at the right price
by Sunset Credit Union

Purchasing a new car, for the first time or the tenth, can be daunting. Besides a house,it’s probably the most you’re going to pay for any single item, it’s going to be with you foryears and, depending on your commute, you might be spending hours with it every day.

Here are 10 tips to help you on the way to getting your next car:

1. Buy used! While everyone loves that new car smell, used cars are generally going to be moreeconomical. Cars suffer the most depreciation in the first few years—including a bigdrop the moment the vehicle drives off the lot—so the goal is to find one that’s a yearor two old and in good shape. Let someone else take that big initial loss.

2. Have a budget and stick to it. Make a realistic budget that includes how much you can make in a down payment, andhow much you can afford in monthly car payments. If you don’t need the car immediately, save some money for a larger payment up front in order to lower the costs in the long term. Also be sure to look at the length of the loan. A longer term will mean smaller monthly payments, but it will end up costing you more in interest over the life of the loan.

3. Arrange financing. It’s best to arrange for your loan before you go into a dealership. Doing so affords youthe time to shop around for better terms, and lets you make a decision without a high-pressure salesman sitting across from you. If the dealer can make you a better offer,that’s great, but it’s best to have options.

4. Determine your needs. What’s this car for? How many people will it be transporting, and how far? Are yougoing to be in a city where parking necessitates a smaller car? Will you need to hitchsomething to it? Make an honest assessment of your bottom-line needs.

5. Determine your wants. Needs are more important than wants when purchasing a car, but you need to be happywith your purchase too. It’s okay to have a little fun—as long as you stay within your budget.

6. Do your research. Once you’ve narrowed things down to a few models, check reputable third-partyreviews. There are a number of websites to help you along the way. You’re looking forvehicles with a track record of reliability and safety. Some sites even help by calculatingestimated maintenance and other charges for a given car. Check out www.edmunds.com, Consumer Reports and Kelly Blue Book (www.kbb.com) for vehicle pricing.Once you’ve got the numbers, compare them with your budget; it’s likely you’ll eliminate a few options that are too expensive or not quite what you’re looking for.

7. Find a dealer.A quick internet search will turn up the dealers in your area. Getting a good dealer canbe particularly important with a used car, since the pricing on used models can vary.Don’t be afraid to shop around if multiple places have the car you want—make themwork for your business.

8. Take a test drive (or two). This is probably the most fun part, but also the most necessary. No amount of researchis a substitute for sitting in the car and making sure it fits right. Can you find a seat and steering wheel position where you’re comfortable? Are you just the wrong height so the mirrors are inconvenient? Do you like the layout of the controls? You want to test the specific car you’re going to purchase, not just the same make and model—the very car. Don’t be afraid to try a few different cars. Sure, the salesman may get annoyed, but it’s more important that you’re happy with the purchase than that he is. Don’t feel like you have to buy the car that day. Remember, this shouldn’t be an impulse buy.

9. Get it inspected. A new car will come with a warranty. If you’re buying used, have a mechanic you trustgive the car a good going-over before you commit to anything.

10. Negotiate. This is probably everyone’s least favorite part, and for good reason; the salesman doesthis for a living, you do it every few years. Odds are he will be better at it than you are.Be willing to ask for help if you know someone who is genuinely a good negotiator. Ifyou aren’t getting a deal you like, or they just can’t get the price down to your budget, bewilling to walk away.

If in-person negotiating really isn’t your cup of tea, try an Auto Broker, such asSunset Credit Union’s Auto Solutions. You tell the Auto Broker the make, model andany accessories you want in your next vehicle and they do all the research andnegotiating for you. This will also give you more time to research what you’re asking foragainst what you’re being offered.

Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works or attendsschool in Washington County. For more information or to get a pre-approved auto loan,stop by their office (1100 NW Murray Blvd #200) or visit their website at www.sspfcu.com.


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