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Volume 16, Issue 6
June 2018


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Water, water, everywhere at June 12 CPO 1 meeting

Tuesday, June 11, 7 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

Tualatin Riverkeepers: Ruby Buchholtz, River Advocacy Manager & Riverkeeper, will tell us about the work TRK is doing and hear any concerns the community has in regards to environmental topics. http://www.tualatinriverkeepers.org

Cedar Mill Creek Flooding update, Anne MacDonald will give us the latest on the effort to prevent further flooding.

Willamette Water Supply update: Marlys Mock, Media & Community Relations Coordinator for Willamette Water Supply Program, and Andrea Watson, Communications & Public Affairs Supervisor for TVWD, will join us for the latest news on the project underway now to ensure a sustainable water supply by bringing water from the Willamette River.

CPO1 is a volunteer-run organization that provides a forum for community participation in government. We provide information you can use to be an educated and engaged member of the Washington County community. Join us and find out how things work!

Cedar Mill Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9 am-2 pm, corner of NW Murray Road and NW Cornell Rd, Portland 97229

June is a great month at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market.

The Strawberries are here, as well as the flowers and plant starts. We also have several new vendors joining us this month.

Art at the Market

Saturdays, June 16, July 21, and August 18, 10 am-3 pm, $65


Annie Salness art

Annie Salness, a member of Village Gallery, will offer classes that begin at the Market and move to the Gallery this summer!

She says, "We'll begin in the relaxed light-hearted atmosphere of the Saturday morning at Cedar Mill Farmers Market. You’ll spend some time taking in the music, smells, scenes, and people—and choose a colorful vegetable, fruit, or flower to paint. We'll head back to the Village Gallery, where I'll set up an individual still life for you, we'll go over how to lay out your palette, choose colors and use lighting and value in your painting. And you’ll have lots of time to paint, with hands-on, personal instruction." Open to anyone 11 and above

Some of the other cool events that we will be featuring this month include learning how to make jam, visits from Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling, and a kids book swap to encourage kids to read through the summer. For a full list of activities, and the lineup for musical guests, visit our website www.cedarmillfarmersmarket.org.

Do you receive SNAP benefits? We accept SNAP cards and will match up to $5. We also accept OHSH Food RX vouchers and our farmers accept WIC vouchers.

Ever thought about volunteering at the farmers market? We need people at the Info Booth and the Kids Power of Produce Booth. Contact Karen at ourcmfm@gmail.com for more information.

PCC Rock Creek Performing Ensembles Spring Concerts

Various concert dates, 7 pm, Forum Theater, Room 114, Building 3, 17705 NW Springville Rd., Parking is $2 (permits are available at parking machines). Donations to support the music program are appreciated.

The Portland Community College Rock Creek music program presents four exciting spring concerts.

PCC Jazz Ensemble
PCC Jazz Ensemble

Monday, June 4: PCC Rock Creek Chamber and Jazz Ensembles. The Chamber Ensemble, directed by Pam Beaty, will perform classical repertoire including music by Haydn, Vivaldi, Bach and music from Brazil on piano duos, string groups and violin and piano. The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Palmer, will perform music by trumpeter Lee Morgan and will include standards such as On Green Dolphin Street, compositions by guitar legend John Scofield and music by Oregon's own James Miley from Willamette University.

Thursday, June 7: The Rock Creek Choir, directed by Samuel Barbara and Jason Sabino, performs in a concert titled “Songs of Freedom.” This diverse concert will also include music by U2, Dolly Parton and Grammy award-winning composer Craig Hella Johnson. Donations for the choir program are appreciated.

Monday, June 11: The Symphonic Band, directed by Noelle Freshner, consisting of brass, woodwinds and percussion, and comprised of students and community members, will perform a vigorous program of marches and other band repertoire.

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

For more information about the concerts, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu or call 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s events page and our Facebook page .

Sam Day 5K

Saturday, June 23, kids run 7:30 pm, 5k 8 pm, Birthday Bash 8:15-10pm, Sunset High School, 13840 NW Cornell Rd.

The Sam Day 5K is the inaugural event benefiting the Sam Day Foundation with the purpose of funding better treatments for rare pediatric cancers, and life-giving experiences for kids with cancer. Sam battled a rare bone cancer for six years, and passed away on August 27, 2016, just one week before his freshman year at Sunset High School. In those six years he taught us three important lessons: Dream big, laugh often, and live well.

In the spirit of Sam Day, this run is sure to be a high energy, fun, inclusive and meaningful event for all runners, volunteers and party goers.

The run will begin and end at Sunset High School. As you leave the campus and make your way through Sam’s neighborhood you’ll be cheered on and encouraged by dozens of spectators, sounds, music and messages along the way. Kids with cancer want to live well and the Sam Day 5K is creating that opportunity and setting the example!

Bring your friends and family to the post run Birthday Bash for some music, awards and of course, party favors!

Runners will receive: Participant t-shirt, Super cool Finisher Medal, Goodie bag with some of Sam’s favorite things and glow in the dark swag, Chip timing, On-course water and support, Music, Awards ceremony and After Party. There will be a ton of kid activities including a 1k run organized by Sunset High School students.

For more information, including runner and volunteer registration, visit: samdayfoundation.org/home/sam-day-5k-and-kids-run/

Curious How Recycling Works? Become a Certified Master Recycler volunteer

Eight consecutive Wednesdays, 6-9 pm starting September 5, and two Saturdays 8 am-2 pm September 15 and October 6, Washington Street Conference Center 225 S First Avenue, Hillsboro, $50.

Learn from the experts. Make a difference.

¡Bienvenidos a los voluntarios bilingües!

Take an eight-week course on the latest information on consumption, compost and recycling. Then, promise to volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned with neighbors, coworkers and community. Washington County hosts partial and full scholarships, no extra application needed.

Apply today! Deadline to apply is Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 12 pm. For more information and how to apply, visit: www.masterrecycler.org

Oregon chorale

Saturday, June 2, 8 pm, and Sunday, June 3, 2 pm, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 475 SE Third Ave, Hillsboro

The Oregon Chorale is celebrating the coming of summer with two beautiful choral masterworks: Franz Schubert’s Mass No. 5 in A Flat Major and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music.

For both masterworks, the Chorale will be accompanied by a full orchestra and noted local soloists Lindsey Cafferky McMahon, soprano; Laura Beckel Thoreson, alto; Les Green, tenor; and Damien Geter, bass.

Schubert wrote the Mass in A Flat Major between 1819 and 1822 and revised it over the next several years, which was an extended effort for the prolific composer. He said that his goal was "to strive for the highest in art." Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music uses text from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and compares music to the movement of stars and planets. When composer Sergei Rachmaninoff heard the Serenade to Music at its premiere performance in 1938 at Royal Albert Hall in London, he was reportedly so overcome by the beauty of the music that he wept.

We hope to see you there. The Oregon Chorale is a 70-voice symphonic choir based in Hillsboro, Oregon. The Chorale has been delighting audiences at home and abroad since 1985, performing choral music from around the world. Known for both its high quality and flexibility of musical style, the Oregon Chorale performs music from renaissance to baroque to classical to contemporary. Folk music, spirituals, dinner theater, and original musicals are all part of what we offer.

Ticket Pricing: $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, free for 18 and under

Library News: GAME ON!

Through the month of June Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries will offer free games for all ages.

Retro Games Fest

Saturday, June 9, 6-8 pm, Cedar Mill Library, all ages

Take a journey with us along a library-sized Oregon Trail Game, based on the beloved (or dreaded!) computer game. Duke it out on retro console games, and revisit retro board games. Join other members of your awesome community and play some fun retro games!

Board Game Wednesdays

June 13-August 22 at Cedar Mill Library, all day, ages 5+

Friday Frolics for All Ages

June 15-August 10 at Cedar Mill Library, all day; 2:30 to 4 pm at Bethany Library

Drop in anytime for fun with crafts and activities on Fridays

Junkyard Wars

Saturday, June 16, 2-4 pm, Cedar Mill Library, ages 11-18, registration required

Young artists will design and build a Rock 'n Roll costume. We're going to test their mettle by only providing them with recyclable materials to use. The best costume will win prizes and untold fame and notoriety (well maybe not the fame part, but prizes for sure).

Zero Waste Living

Sunday, June 10, 2-3:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library

Jenica Barrett, creator of Zero Waste Wisdom, joins us to discuss how she has managed to reduce her household waste to less than two pounds per year. Three years into her zero waste journey, Jenica will provide information on local resources for bulk shopping, composting, and recycling.

Additionally, participants will learn about easy switches they can make to ditch the disposables and start using reusable alternatives.

Simon Benson: Lumber King, Civic Leader, Visionary

Wednesday, June 13, 7-8 pm, Cedar Mill Library

A humble Norwegian immigrant gifted with immense talent and ambition, Benson overcame daunting challenges to become a lumber magnate who used his wealth and influence to give back to his adopted state and country, leaving a lasting legacy.

Author and speaker Sig Unander brings great stories alive with dynamic, carefully-researched presentations that engage, educate and inspire, creating a memorable event. He also happens to be Benson’s great grandson and serves as the president of the Simon Benson Fund.

Essential Oils 101

Friday, June 15, 6:30-7:45 pm, Cedar Mill Library ,registration required

If you have wondered about natural plant-based remedies to support your health, but don’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you. Learn about simple, safe and effective natural solutions for your mind, body, and home.

Essential oils wellness advocate Yiwen Chang will share tips on using essential oils in your everyday routine. Not only will you learn which oils to use for stress, inflammation, muscles & joint ache, you will learn how to use them safely and effectively for everyday health maintenance.

Space is limited so registration is required. Stop by the Reference Desk or call 503 644-0043, ext. 114 to sign up.

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Tuesday, June 12, doors open 6:30, meeting 7:30-8:30 pm, email for location.

Come join Indivisible Cedar Mill for our June meeting. We are 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 next meeting will feature a special guest speaker.

Please email Karyn or John for location.

Washington County Resistance

Thursday, June 28, 7-8:30 pm, email for location.

Build community with fellow neighbors interested in pursuing local actions to stand up for justice, equality, and environment. Join us in June at Family Promise of Beaverton for a listening and brainstorming session about houseless issues with guest speakers: Washington County Commission Chair Candidate Kathryn Harrington, and Executive Director of Family Promise of Beaverton Jolene Guptill.

Contact jess.angle@gmail.com for details.

Folk dancing at Leedy

Monday, June 4 & 18. Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd. 7-9 pm, $6/$10 couple, free for first timers.

Join in for fun folk dancing at Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends. Enjoy Israeli and International dances with this friendly group. Everyone welcome, no partner is necessary.

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.

It's okay to not be okay

…but if it ever becomes unbearable, call the Washington County Crisis Line: 503-291-9111. Help is available 24/7 for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Concerned friends, family, or community members are encouraged to call.

The Hawthorn Walk-in Center in Hillsboro is also a great resource for anyone seeking free mental health and addiction services. It is open every day from 9 am-8:30 pm and is located at 5240 NE Elam Young Parkway in Hillsboro.

Learn more about county mental health services

TVF&R Offers Tips to Prevent Window Falls

As we welcome warmer summer weather, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reminds parents, grandparents, and babysitters that window falls are preventable.

Each year, window falls account for about eight deaths and more than 3,300 injuries to young children in the United States, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In Oregon, 18 children ages 5 and younger fell from windows in 2017. Window screens are not strong enough to keep a child from falling out of a window. They are designed to keep bugs out, not kids in.


The encouraging news is that simple steps can help prevent injuries. As a partner in the Stop at 4 Inches Campaign to Prevent Window Falls, TVF&R urges parents and families to continue their commitment to window safety.

Please share the following tips with friends, family, or anyone else who has children living in or visiting their home.

Keep windows closed and locked when not in use.

Keep furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows.

Do not open windows more than 4 inches and install window stops. Window stops prevent windows from opening wide enough to allow a child to tumble out.

Window stops should be easily removed by an adult in the event of a fire or other emergency, as windows serve as a secondary means of escape.

For a double-hung window, open the top portion near the ceiling for ventilation while keeping the bottom portion closed.

Actively watch children near windows — no device can replace adult supervision. Encourage children to keep a safe distance away from windows.

Ask about window safety when your child visits other homes.

For more information about window safety, appropriate safety devices for your style of windows, and locations to purchase window stops and guards, visit www.StopAt4.com.

Sewer rates set to increase, Public Hearing scheduled

Tuesday, June 19, 10 am, Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E. Main St., Hillsboro

Sanitary sewer rates are proposed to increase $1.33 (3%) a month for the average household. The Surface Water Management (SWM) fee is proposed to increase $0.50 (6%) per month for the average household.

These proposed increases will take effect July 1, 2018 and will be shared proportionately between Clean Water Services and its member cities. The increases are necessary to meet stringent federal pollution control safeguards and protect public health, the Tualatin River and local waterways.

Join us for a the public hearing, when the Clean Water Services Board of Directors will review the proposed budget and rates. We welcome your comments. For more information, please visit cleanwaterservices.org/budget

You have a new PGE account number

Portland General just upgraded to a new billing system to offer you updated features and the latest cybersecurity protection. As part of this upgrade, your account number has changed. If you pay your PGE bill through your bank's online system, you'll need to share the new number with your bank.

Learn more on the PGE website.

Viva Village June Public Events

For information or to RSVP where indicated, contact vivavillageevents@gmail.com or 503-746-5082. To see a complete list of June events, go to www.vivavillage.org; click on Calendar.

Nature Walk: Cooper Mountain Wildflowers

Saturday, June 2, 9:30-10:30 am., 8892 SW Kemmer Rd, Beaverton. RSVP.

Women’s Coffee

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, June 5 and 19, 10 am. Ava Roasteria, 4655 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton, 97005.

Viva Colorista: Adult Coloring Group

1st & 3rd Thursdays, June 7 and 21, 1-2:30 pm. Viva Village Office, 4905 SW Griffith Dr. #104, Beaverton. RSVP.

Village 101 Presentation

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

Information for prospective members and/or volunteers.

Viva Village diners
Viva Village group at Dine Around

Dine Around Beaverton & Beyond.

Wednesday, May 9, 1 pm, Chart House, 5700 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Portland. RSVP.

Welcome Walkers Hiking Group.

Thursday, June 14, 9:30 am, Bethany Lake Park, 5118 NW 185th Ave, Portland. RSVP.

Thursday Night Social

Thursday, June 21, 6-8 pm. Antoni’s Restaurant,10765 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton. RSVP.

Men’s Coffee Break

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

Volunteer Opportunities
THPRD Natural Areas projects

Restore the Natural Areas of NE Park

Saturday, June 16, 9 am-noon, NE Park (at NW Laidlaw Rd & Saltzman Rd, Portland)

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.

Garden Work Party at Tualatin Hills Nature Center

Saturday June 16, 9 am-noon, Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton.

Join forces with the Friends of Tualatin Hills Nature Park and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District as we maintain the native vegetation throughout the demonstration gardens surrounding the Nature Center. Activities could include weeding, mulching, pruning or planting. Please bring a re-usable water bottle to drink from throughout the day. Tools, gloves and snacks will be provided.

Meeting Place: The Volunteers will meet for a brief orientation inside the Nature Center before getting started. Register here: thprd.org/activities/nature/volunteer/habitat-trails-gardening-projects.

For more information, contact Melissa Marcum, mmarcum@thprd.org, 503-619-3941.

Family Writing Workshop at Washington County Museum

Saturday, June 9, 10:15-11:30 am, Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Rd.

Is there a story hiding inside you? Come on down to the Washington County Museum, Free Family Morning and learn how to pull that idea out, give it a shine, and put it on display for the world to see!

Your story can be anything from a favorite childhood memory, to a pirate adventure, to a cupcake mystery, to your grandfather’s favorite tale. Bring it with you and Tonya, Raymond, Damien, and Heléna Macalino of The Macalino Authors will show you how to lay it out into the form of a story and make it into a book that you can share with friends and family as a gift when you go visiting this summer!

Free parking in all PCC lots on Saturdays!

Student art contest, entries due June 13

The Washington County Museum is accepting submissions from local students in 5th through 12th grades for drawings to be included in an upcoming museum exhibit about Agriculture in the Tualatin Valley. This exhibit will explore both historical and modern agricultural as well as the communities associated with various crops and locations throughout the area. The museum enthusiastically invites student interpretations of agriculture’s past, present, and future. The winning artwork will be included in this exciting new exhibit.

Following a juried process, student drawings will be selected for display in the museum for the entire nine months of the exhibit and the winners will receive fun prizes.

To be eligible, student artwork must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Students must be in 5th-12th grade at time of submission
  • Art must be a drawing on 8.5” x 11” paper (pencil, ink, marker, crayon, pen, digital sketch, charcoal, etc.). Must be two-dimensional and unframed
  • Must be an original artwork created by the student, and be suitable for display in a public space
  • Must include artist’s name, age, school name, and a parent’s email and phone number
  • Drawings must be received by Wednesday, June 13, 4 pm. Submissions can be scanned and sent via e-mail to nandreini@washingtoncountymuseum.org, or mailed, or dropped off in person during open hours at the museum—Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-4.

Mailing Address: Washington County Museum, ATTN: Director of Education, 3300 NW 185th Ave, Ste. 260, Portland, OR 97229 Phone: 503-645-5353 x133

Museum Address: Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR 97229

If there are any questions, please reach out to the Education Director, Nathanael Andreini, at the above email and/or phone number. We look forward to seeing your drawing submissions!

A few spaces left for Bonny Slope Preschool

Application deadline Friday, June 22, 4 pm

The brand new preschool at Bonny Slope Elementary still has a few spaces for the 2018-2019 session. The program 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.

Students must be four 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, at 4 pm at the Bonny Slope office. Applications are available on Bonny Slope Elementary’s website. Please visit the site for updated information or call the school office at 503-356-2040 for more information.

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