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Volume 17, Issue 6
June 2019


June 2019 Community News

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries

Out of This World! Prom for Adults

Saturday, June 8, 6-8:30 pm, THPRD Cedar Hills Recreation Center 11640 SW Park Way, free

What says “summer” better than a dance party? How about free food, games, karaoke, retro video games, raffles, prizes and more? Come boogie down with Cedar Mill Community Libraries Association while we remind you that libraries are the coolest place in the cosmos! Ages 18+


The Bethany Library Annex is officially open!

Open House Saturday, June 22, 1-3pm, 4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2

Attend the Open House and get a sneak peek of our new event programming space! Find out what programs we have planned in the Annex for the summer and tell us what programs you’d like to see us offer this fall and beyond. A fun craft for kids and giant board games will also be available. All ages welcome.

Explore New “Cultural Pass” Venues This Summer

The Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is excited to offer two new venues in the Cultural Pass to Adventure program this summer—The World of Speed Motorsports Museum in Wilsonville, and access to 25 Oregon State Parks. These new venues join the roster of 10 cultural destinations available for online reservation with a WCCLS library card.

Oregon State Parks: Get out and explore all the wonders of Oregon with a parking pass to an Oregon State Park. WCCLS and the Oregon State Parks have launched a 6-month pilot partnership valid June 1 – December 31, 2019. The Pass will be honored at all 25 Oregon State Parks that charge a parking fee. Visit bit.ly/OneDayPermit for a list of parks that charge a day-use parking fee. Once you have your date and location identified book your online reservation with the WCCLS Cultural Pass program, print your pass and hit the road to explore Oregon. (www.oregonstateparks.org)

World of Speed Museum: From drag racing and land-speed records to hydroplanes and NASCAR, you can explore it all! This educational museum features historic race cars, boats, and motorcycles that tell the story of motorsports culture. Through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, the museum offers visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the racing world.

Summer Only Pass: Wings & Waves Waterpark. This McMinnville, Oregon destination is an indoor, all-season waterpark that includes ten waterslides, ranging from slides for the little ones to slides for daredevils, and a fun wave pool. Slide out of a real Boeing 747 aircraft sitting on the roof, and enjoy an awesome day of fun!

Waterpark Admission Passes are available this summer in three "waves:”

(all June dates taken); July Dates: reservations began May 31 at 9 a.m. for July 1-31; August & September Dates: reservations begin July 1 at 9 a.m. for August 1-September 30

Learn more and reserve online: www.wccls.org/culturalpass

Writer’s Mill

Sunday, June 16, 1-3 pm, Upstairs Meeting Room at the Cedar Mill Library

The Writers’ Mill is a group of writers from Cedar Mill and its environs. Meetings are monthly. Yes, the next meeting is on Father’s Day, but fathers write too! So join us, mothers, fathers, grandparents and more. Our guest speaker for June is Donna Reynolds, an experienced copyeditor and proofreader who helps writers make their work the best it can be. She will discuss how writers approach the editing process and help us consider the pros and cons of taking on the challenge of self-editing compared to contracting with an editing service or independent editor. New members are always welcome!

Washington County Museum

Rummage Sale

Saturday, June 22, 9-2 pm, Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Rd,

Great deals for a great cause! Come find a bargain, see the museum, and support history and culture in your community! The Washington County Museum is having a rummage sale to get rid of some old stuff—don’t worry, not that old stuff! This is a sale of non-historical items that are not from our collection but we have collected over the years from our offices, moves, events and past projects. There will be office supplies, furnishings, electronic equipment, mannequins, and so much more. Every purchase comes with a free pass to come back to the museum and see our newly expanded exhibit on the Kalapuyan peoples opening this fall.

Free Family Mornings

Saturday, June 8, 10-1 pm, Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Rd., free

Learn to create one-of-a-kind handmade cyanotype prints with Robin Cone-Murakami! Developed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, the cyanotype is a camera-less photographic printing process that uses a light sensitive emulsion to create a cyan-blue print. Harnessing the power of the sun, we will arrange objects and botanical specimens on paper to create beautiful unique prints. Materials will be provided however participants are encouraged to bring their own small objects to experiment with.

Robin Cone-Murakami is an artist from Honolulu, Hawaii. She works in sculpture, photography, sound and installation to examine the intimate link between humanity and nature. Growing up in a city expanding within a complex island ecosystem, her work deals with the changing landscape the world faces in contemporary society. She has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Oregon including McMinnville, Ashland, and Portland. In 2018, she was a low-resident artist at Leland Ironworks in Oregon City. She moved to Portland in 2017 and is a Master in Fine Arts in Visual Studies candidate at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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. Museum entrance is always free during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits.

Pastelli Chalk Art Festival


Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11, 11-6 pm, Cedar Hills Crossing, 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, $50 art vendor fee, free for nonprofit vendors and the public.

Call to chalk artists, performers, and art vendors! 2D4D’s first annual La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival, happening August 10-11 at Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton is looking for chalk artists, performers, and art vendors. Chalk artists need not have chalking experience but must be able to prove they can complete large-scale work within a timely manner. Performers from soloists to bands, experienced and school groups welcome! Both art vendors and non-profit organizations must have their own booth set ups.

Applications online at www.2d4d.org/apply

La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival, is an immersive, large-scale street painting experience wherein professional and emerging visual artists create larger-than-life, bold images directly on the asphalt for all to watch. The weekend will also feature live performance by local soloists, Indy bands, school groups, and small theatre groups. Young and old are invited to take part in multiple hands-on activities from chalking their own masterpieces to making take-home gifts. The Festival is FREE and open to the public.

2D4D is a local, public benefit organization working to empower, engage, and advocate for artists and arts-leaders working in the 2-dimensional and 4-dimensional (time-based) fields in order to strengthen our creative-community’s collective social impact. Part of its vision is to bridge interactions between arts and non-arts communities to recognize that each supports the other.

Washington County Public Affairs Forum

The forum meets over lunch every Monday, September through June, (except holidays) at Coyote’s Bar & Grill, 5301 W Baseline Rd. Meetings are free; lunch is available to order from the menu.

Following the speaker, members have the opportunity to ask questions. Learn more at washingtoncountyforum.org.

Monday, June 10, 12 pm

Dr. James Moore, from Pacific University, will discuss what really happened in this past legislative session.

Monday, June 17, 12 pm

Pat Garrett, Sherriff in Washington County will discuss Washington County Sherriff’s Office—how it works—an inside look. This is the final meeting of the season. We return in September.

League of Women Voters Meeting

Monday, June 10, 1:30 pm, Beaverton Community Center 12350 SW 5th St #100,

Discussion items include the Washington County Budget; a report from LWVOR Convention; a report from Hillsboro Farmers’ Market and Mom’s Demand Action March; a report from Clean Energy Jobs Day of Action Day at the Legislature; a Vote 411 Report and possible upcoming November election; and other fall planning

Next meeting will be September 9. Be sure to check the website and Facebook page for notices.

Viva Village

Many of our events are open to everyone. Members-only events are listed separately. For more Information or to RSVP, email vivavillageevents@gmail.com or call 503-746-5082. To see a complete list of June events, go to https://vivavillage.clubexpress.com and click on Calendar.

Village 101 Presentation

Saturday, June 8, 10-11:30 am, Elsie Stuhr Center, Cedar Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, free

This presentation offers information for prospective members and/or volunteers.

Quilters and Knitters Interest Group

Thursday, June 13, 1-2:30 pm, private home in Westbrook neighborhood, members and volunteers only.

Work on personal projects while sharing ideas and expertise. RSVP for address.

Village Forum

Monday, June 17, 2-3:30 pm, Fireside Room at First United Methodist Church, 12555 SW 4th Street, free (RSVP).

Master gardeners will speak about using native plants to attract pollinators to your garden.

History Interest Group

Wednesday, June 19, 10-3 pm, Washington County Museum, 17677 NW Springville Rd with lunch at Rock Creek Corner, 18515 NW West Union Rd, members and volunteers only (RSVP for car pool information).

Thursday Night Social

June 20, 6 pm, The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton, free (RSVP).

Cyber Security Consultations

Friday, June 21, 1-3 pm, Viva Village Office, 4905 SW Griffith Dr #104, members and volunteers only (RSVP for appointment).

A technology professional will answer questions concerning how to protect passwords and safely use the internet.

Men’s Coffee Break

Tuesday, June 25, 10-11 am, Solace and Fine Espresso, 4655 SW Griffith Dr #160, free

Interest Group for Gardening Enthusiasts

Friday, June 28, 1 pm, private home in North Bethany, members and volunteers only (RSVP for address and car pooling).

Visit to a private home in the north Bethany area to tour a garden and farm.

PCC Music

Monday, June 10, 7 pm, Portland Community College, Rock Creek in the Forum Theater, Room 114 in Building 3, 17705 NW Springville Rd, donations appreciated, parking is $2.

The Portland Community College Rock Creek Symphonic Band, Chamber Ensemble and String Orchestra will present a lively Spring concert. All donations go to supporting the music program. For more information about the concert, please contact Anthony Catalan at anthony.catalan@pcc.edu or call 971-722-7866.

To find more information about all of these concerts, please view the music department’s events page at https://www.pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.

Basic Home Canning Series: Jam Making

Wednesday, June 12, 6-9 pm, Skyline Grange, 11275 NW Skyline Blvd

Attend this workshop to learn how to easily and safely make jam from local berries. We are fortunate to have Betsy Walton present. She is a Skyline area resident, local pickle maker, an OSU Master Food Preserver, and was owner of "Our Favorite Foods LLC". Class is limited to 7 participants.

Pre-registration is required by emailing skylinegrange894@msn.com. Provide name, phone, email, address, and indicate degree of experience with canning. Register soon, for it is a first come, first served basis. There will be a fee of $10 to offset cost of supplies. You will go home with some freshly canned strawberry jam. Mmmm.

Jewelry sale to benefit Indigo Rescue

Saturday, June 8, 9-3:30, Cedar Hills Rec Center, 11640 SW Park Way

Indigo Rescue and Ranch is a local animal rescue who provides specialized, life-saving intervention for animals with unique characteristics and needs that render them un-adoptable by shelter standards. Help support them at their gorgeous jewelry sale! Hundreds of beautiful pieces have been donated, with proceeds benefiting Indigo Rescue

Folk dancing at Leedy Grange

Monday, June 10, 7-9 pm. Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd, $6, $10 couple

Join in for exercise and fun folk dancing at Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays. Enjoy Israeli and International dances with this friendly group. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner is necessary. Never danced before? 7 to 7:30 is easy to learn dances. 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.

Sam Day 5K & Kids Run

June 29, 2019

sam day

The Sam Day 5K is a unique, inspirational 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 in August 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 Sunset High School 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 party for some music, awards and of course, party favors! Sam would have been 18 on June 23, so we recognize his birthday and celebrate future birthdays for kids with rare cancer.

The 5K route is on pavement and weaves through closed neighborhood streets and pathways.

Register to run and volunteer here.

Cedar Mill Park Concert July 18

Thursday, July 18, 5:30-8 pm, Cedar Mill Park

Tualatin Hills Park & Rec District sponsors annual concerts and events in area parks during the summer, and our (nearly) annual event has been happening since 2004! Mark your calendar now and we’ll bring you more information next month. Musical entertainment from Ashley Flynn and the Riveters.

THPRD is looking for volunteer helpers for this and all the summer concerts. It’s a fun way to give back, so head to the volunteer signup page to learn more and get involved.

County Housing “Open House”

Monday, June 17, 5:30-7:30 pm, Portland Community College Willow Creek Campus, 241 SW Edgeway Drive

Learn about Washington County’s work on housing availability and affordability. Staff from the Washington County departments of Housing, Community Development, and Land Use & Transportation will be available to share information about efforts to address housing issues in the County. No formal presentations are planned; stop by at any time during the event. Topics include:

  • Efforts to increase construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), planned developments, cottage housing and other housing types.
  • Density bonuses and other incentives to encourage affordable housing development. • Assessment of current land uses near commercial centers and corridors.
  • Investments in new affordable housing and sustainability of existing housing.
  • Low-interest housing rehabilitation loans and grants for seniors, disabled and other qualified individuals and families.
  • Rebates and grants to replace wood stoves with new, clean heat sources.
  • Efforts to rollout the Metro Regional Affordable Housing Bond.
  • How to access to rental subsidy programs.

For more information, email Long Range Planning or call 503-846-3519. A Spanish interpreter will be available. For an interpreter in languages other than Spanish or a sign language interpreter, please call 503-846-3424 (or 7-1-1 for Telecommunications Relay Service) at least 48 hours prior to this event.

TVF&R Offers Tips to Prevent Window Falls

As we welcome warmer summer weather, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reminds parents and caregivers 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. TVF&R crews have responded to two window falls in the past month, and we want to prevent any other devastating incidents.

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.

Because children frequently land on their heads, many require hospitalization for fall injuries and may have permanent disabilities. In Oregon, a majority of falls occur between May and September but can happen anytime windows are open.

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 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 be present and watch children near windows.
  • 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.

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