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Volume 17, Issue 6
June 2019


June 2019 Business News

Brian Bones

Brian Bones is pleased to welcome everyone to the Cedar Mill Coin Wash in the Bales shopping center. He is getting ready to install card readers on some of the machines so you don’t have to buy bags of quarters! Great news!

Even if you have laundry facilities at home, the big machines are great for quilts, sleeping bags, and other large items. And remember, there’s an automatic 50¢ discount on all machines on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.



Saturday, June 8, 1-5, Pharmaca at Timberland, 240 NW Lost Springs Terrace

Plan to attend our Summer Essentials event with lots of vendors, samples, makeovers and mini-facials. It's also 20% off everything in the store so it's a great time to stock up. For the beauty gurus, we have Pharmaca Beauty Bags worth $160 filled with amazing natural skincare and makeup. If you spend $100 on beauty products you get the Beauty Bag free! (While supplies last.) As always our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and happy to chat with you about natural health and beauty anytime.

RecTennis Summer Tennis Camp

Monday-Friday, June 17-August 23, times vary by park, Cedar Mill Park, Oak Hills Recreation Center, Murray Hill Recreation Center, $42-$125 per week

This summer tennis camp helps kids ages 5-12 learn basic tennis skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. Each session is either 1.5 hours or 4 hours, filled with high-energy games and fun camp activities for a summer camp that keeps kids laughing and active.

This tennis program is designed to teach basic tennis skills in a non-competitive atmosphere, smash summer boredom by keeping kids active with high-energy games, and provide life lessons and skills that kids can take off the court. Learn more at rectennis.com/beaverton

Marion Acres Farm Tour

Saturday, June 15, 10 am, Marion Acres Farm, 23137 NW West Union Rd, Hillsboro

Bring your own mug and we'll provide the hot coffee and a morning treat. Come see the entire farm with us as owners Geoff & John take you on a guided tour to meet all the animals. We will talk in depth about our sustainability, processing, methods, and plans. You'll get to see the entire "farm-to-table" process from chick, to pasture, to processing, to packaging. We'll visit all the animals and see how they play a major role in the sustainable cycle on the farm. Cows, pigs, laying hens, broilers, chicks, turkeys in the fall, the brooder, the processing facility and more! Register at www.MarionAcres.com

Edward Jones Open House

Saturday, June 15, 10 am-1 pm, Edward Jones Investments, 12923 NW Cornell Rd, Suite 105,

Local financial advisor Gary Thomas will have a Summer Open House. They will be serving light refreshments. Please mark your calendar and e-mail goldie.west@edwardjones.com by Monday, June 10, to RSVP to this event.

Village Gallery of Arts—Current Events

Cedar Mill Farmer's Market

Saturdays through October 12, 9-2, Cedar Mill Farmer’s Market

The Village Gallery of Arts, as a member of the Cedar Mill Business Association, will have artists demonstrating at the CMBA booth. There will be art for sale and information about the Gallery, art classes, and community art events. The purpose is to promote the Gallery to the Cedar Mill community. The Cedar Mill Farmer's Market is located at the corner of NW Cornell and NW Murray in the parking lot next to Safeway.

Recycled Art Show

June 27 through July 25

Award Show

Sunday, July 14, 2-4, Village Gallery of Arts

All VGA members are invited to enter original works of art incorporating a recycled item or items. Artists are encouraged to exercise their imaginations as to substrate and materials! Prizes will be awarded and a community business leader(s) will juror the show. The awards reception is open to the public.

Purple Flower, by Svetlana Pottratz

Reception for Featured Artist and Crafter for June

June 9, 2-4, Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 NW Cornell, next to the library

Meet the Featured Artist and Featured Crafter of the month! Come enjoy refreshments while browsing fine art and crafts!

Featured Artist for June: Svetlana Pottratz—Watercolor and mixed media

Featured Crafter for June: Medha Joshi—Hand painted boxes

Classes and Workshops

(for more details on each listing, please see our website, www.villagegalleryarts.org or call 503-644-8001)

Brooke Walker-Knoblich -- Painting with Brooke

2-week course, Thursdays June 20 & 27, 10-1

Painters of all skill levels using oils and acrylics are welcome. Students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel. 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.

Jo Reimer -- Collage Workshop—Playing with Stencils

1 day workshop, June 17, 9-1

Whether a collage novice or more experienced, you'll find something useful as you play with collage and stencils. Add interest to your watercolor or acrylic paintings, or build a collage using stencils on paper to add layers of pattern and color to your work. This is more of a play day than a formal class. Several demos will be done to inspire your creativity. You might bring a "failed" painting to work on as a substrate, or small panel or mat board. For suggested supplies, paints, etc., see more details on our website.

Annie Salness -- Farmer's Market-Inspired Painting Class in Oil or Acrylic

Saturdays June 8, July 13, August 10, 9:30-3:30

The relaxed light-heartedness of the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning inspires creativity! We begin at Cedar Mill Farmer's Market (www.cedarmillfarmersmarket.org) at 9:30 am. You'll spend an hour taking in the atmosphere, music, smells, scenes and people, and choose a colorful vegetable, fruit, or flower to paint. We then head back to the Gallery where you'll set up your individual still life with your chosen item. We'll go over how to lay out your palette, choose brushes, and use lighting, tone and value in your painting. Then you'll paint, with hands-on, personal instruction until the end of the session.

Virginia Sumner -- Bookbinding Workshop

June 15, 9-12

This is a hands-on class culminating in the creation of a sturdy yet delightful journal. We will explore the case binding method. Construction will consist of two parts, creating the signature block and case. Along the way we will create signatures, sew signatures into a block, discuss glue options, add header band and optionally a ribbon page marker, create the covers and spine and finish the book as we attach the case and page block. We will discuss many other binding options, and essential steps versus longevity. The kits are prepackaged and there will be a variety of styles to choose from. For tools, glue and kit, please see website.

The Ackerly at Timberland

All activities are open to the public, but do require an RSVP. Call 503-350-3400 to RSVP for events. All events take place at The Ackerly, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr.

Senior Fitness Class

Wednesday, June 10 and 24, 2-2:45

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

Luau party

Friday, June 14, 4:30-8 pm, The Ackerly. free and open to public. donations appreciated

Portland’s Ackerly at Timberland Senior Living community is shining the spotlight on Alzheimer’s Awareness month by hosting a Luau to share information with residents and residents’ families about the degenerative disease. Community members are invited to enjoy entertainment by Tahitian dancers, steel drum performances, authentic Kalua Pork, special raffle baskets and photo booths. 

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 45% of Americans who are 85 and older suffer from Alzheimer’s. Leisure Care communities take a whole person approach to memory care- taking the unique physical, social, and emotional needs of every individual suffering the disease into account.

“Care of residents is Ackerly’s top priority, and we ensure they’re having fun and getting involved in the community,” emphasizes Guest Services Manager Pauline Pierce. Giving back is a large part of the culture at the Ackerly, and with this Luau, attendees can experience a fun way to show support to the Alzheimer’s community. The Ackerly will be taking donations throughout the month of June for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and is participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 

Contact Pauline Pierce at ppierce@leisurecare.com for any further information about the event.

Father’s Day Barbecue

Sunday, June 16, 1 pm

Join us while we celebrate our fathers with an outdoor BBQ for family and friends. $15.95 per Guest. RSVP is required.

Downsizing Seminar with Eleete Realty and Simplicity PDX

Thursday, June 20, 11:30 am

Get tips for listing your home from a senior certified real estate broker, downsizing strategies from a professional organizer, and other moving support/resources for your next step.

Lunch will be provided. Special offers and raffles for attendees, including reduced listing fees, complimentary quotes for services and reduced move in fees. Raffle includes up to one month’s rent free. RSVP is required as seats are limited.

Sunset Credit Union receives an ‘A’ Health Rating

Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union has received an ‘A’ health rating from Lendingtree’s ‘DepositAccounts’ list. The rating which compares more than 275,000 rates from over 11,000 bank and credit union nationwide gave Sunset an ‘A+’ on their ‘Texas Ratio’ (a comparison between loans and assets on hand to cover those loans) an ‘A” on Deposit Growth and an ‘A+’ on Capitalization.

 “We’re proud of the rating and how financially strong our credit union is,” says CEO/President Rhonda Baggarley. “We’ve been serving the area for over 59 years offering our members a variety of loans, including mortgages and home equity loans as well as savings products with rates which often times beat the bigger banks. This report just proves how much our members benefit from using our products and services.”

Sunset Credit Union, located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd., serves anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Washington County. To learn more about the credit union, stop by their office or visit their website at sspfcu.com.

Touchmark in the West Hills

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.

Summer Solstice Party

Friday, June 21, 7 pm

Celebrate the first day of summer with A Midsummer Night’s Dream themed party. Live music, drinks and deserts provided in our courtyard garden.

RSVP is required. Please call (503) 350-3400.

Infinity Health and Rehab Monthly Discussion: The Aging Brain

Thursday, June 27, 1 pm

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Like all parts of our body, changes take place in our brain as we age. Some of these changes are normal while others are more serious. Come learn about the aging brain and discover the Brain-Healthy Habits you should adopt!

RSVP is required. Please call (503) 350-3400.

Tech Talk with Chris Bunce: Using Technology to Get Around

Sunday, June 9, 2 pm

Are you experiencing difficulty using your phones or computers for travel purposes? Chris will walk you through how to use Lyft and Uber, find directions with Google Maps, and learn how Siri and Alexa can help you find your destination. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to make your travel uncomplicated and stress-free.

Lunch & Learn: Summer Fitness

Monday, June 10, 11 am

GreenField Health and Touchmark are working together to bring wellness to the community. In this first of three presentations, a GreenField registered dietitian will discuss healthy eating tips, and a Touchmark certified fitness professional will address setting up a personalized workout and wellness goals. Future presentations will be July 8 and August 12.

Culinary Passport: Polynesia

Friday, June 14 at 11:30 am

Learn about Polynesian history and culture while enjoying food and music from the beautiful region of Polynesia.

Terry Ross Classical Club

Monday, June 17 at 3 pm

Come and listen to former classical music radio host and music critic Terry Ross present acclaimed recordings illustrating the forms, periods, composers, and interpreters of the best classical music. Enjoy a relaxed and informal setting for listening and education.

The Longest Day

Friday, June 21, 10 am-5 pm

Celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year filled with the most light, by having fun and supporting the Alzheimer’s Association. Around the world, people are getting together to raise awareness and money to fight the darkness of brain-robbing diseases. To RSVP, call 503-954-1640.

10 am-2:30 pm: Pickleball open play

10-11:30 am: Outdoor Zumba

Noon-2 pm: Deli buffet lunch

1-2:30 pm: Dunk tank

2:30-5 pm: Pickleball playoffs

3-5 pm: Summer concert with Off the Record: Welcome summer by listening to the cool sounds of Off the Record. Specializing in classic rock, country, dance, funk, pop, and Top 40 hits, the group will play tunes for all tastes. Donations for the Alzheimer’s Association will be accepted.

5-7 pm: Barbecue

Touchmark Health & Fitness Club

The Touchmark Health & Fitness Club is open to anyone 50-plus. For more information about class schedules, pool times, pickleball court reservations, etc., please call (503) 542-1999.

Pickleball players to join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease on The Longest Day

Touchmark Pickleball
The PickleBall court at Touchmark

Want to join the fight against Alzheimer's disease and have fun playing one of the fastest-growing sports around? People of all ages are invited to play pickleball to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Entrance is a $5 donation, which includes a T-shirt. Open play is 10 am-2:30 pm, and will help with bracketing those who want to play against others in the afternoon. For those choosing to compete, playoffs will be 2:30-5 pm and include double elimination and mixed doubles, both of which will include all levels.

All ages and skill levels are welcome, so bring the kiddos, your mom, dad, grandparents or friends!

“If people haven’t tried it, they should get out and try it. They’ll like it!” said John Eichorn, an 84-year old resident of Touchmark and 10-year pickleball player. “You don’t have to be particularly athletic to enjoy this sport. It’s really a sport for all ages; you can play at almost any age.”

Touchmark’s Longest Day pickleball play comes on the heels of the World Health Organization’s newly published study. It found physical activity, along with other healthy lifestyle choices, to be closely linked to reducing the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

“Pickleball is one of many great ways to exercise and improve physical and mental health,” says Sam Holzman, Touchmark Health & Fitness Director. “ It can be played regardless of age or skill level, and for older adults it can improve reflexes, muscle strength and range of motion.”

Pickleball Fast Facts:

  • Created in 1965 by Washington state Congressman Joel Pritchard and two friends
  • Named after Congressman Pritchard’s dog ‘Pickles’
  • Compared to tennis, table tennis, badminton and whiffle ball
  • Played by 2.8 million across the U.S., mostly on the West Coast, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association

Today, over 35 million people across the world are living with Alzheimer's, including more than five million Americans. In the U.S. alone, more than 15 million caregivers selflessly dedicate themselves to supporting those with Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases.

"Touchmark in the West Hills has two pickleball courts open to the public,” says Holzman. “We can’t wait to fill those courts in the fight against Alzheimer's on The Longest Day. Play is open to everyone.”


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