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Volume 17, Issue 7
July 2019


Business News July 2019

Cedar Mill Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 9 am-2 pm, corner of NW Cornell & Murray Roads

Pie in July Pie-Baking Contest

Saturday July 20

pie in july

What does community, farmers market and pie have in common? It’s the Fourth Annual Pie in July Pie-Baking Contest, of course! We want everyone to get involved. Seasoned bakers, first-timers, professional or not-so professional chefs, foodies, pie-lovers, adults, teens, kids and those of you with a need to compete. We will have two age groups, those 14 and under and those 15 and up. Pies will be judged on crust flavor, crust texture, filling and appearance. We will have two winners per age group and a Grand Prize Winner. Multiple entries are allowed per person. After the judging, slices will be sold for $3 a slice.

Proceeds will go to support our Power of Produce Kids Program where we teach kids the awesomeness of fresh fruit and veggies. Winners will take home bragging rights, a Pie Trophy and some other terrific prizes. Let’s make it a fun community event! Don’t be shy–bake a pie! And buy a slice or two too! Contact ourcmfm@gmail.com for more information. No store-bought pies please – all pies must be homemade. See you at the market!

Are you a small business or corporation, that believes in community and the importance of getting fresh, local foods into the hands of your neighbors? Like all farmers markets, we too need sponsorship to keep our programs running. We are looking for 5-7 businesses to become “friends of the market” sponsors. Each $500 donation will not only support our Power of Produce Kids Club, SNAP Match Programs and other outreach activities, but will give you some opportunities to get your name out to the public. “Friends of the Market” sponsors can use our Sponsor Booth on two or three Saturdays, get space on our website and in our newsletter, and some other promotional opportunities. Interested in finding out more? Contact Karen at ourcmfm@gmail.com.

Summer Dog Washes to Benefit Indigo Rescue

Sundays, July 21 and August 18, 11 am-5 pm, Bethany Family Pet Clinic

All that outdoor activity can lead to a dirty dog, so what could be better than a dog wash to clean up your pup? Bring your dirty dog down to our clinic and for a suggested donation we’ll soap ‘em up to help save lives! Nail trims are available as well. All proceeds go directly to Indigo Rescue!

Questions about this event? Just call us at (503) 614-9061

Village Gallery of Arts

Cedar Mill Farmers Market, Saturdays now through October 12, 9 am-2 pm

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

Recycled Art Show

June 27-July 25, Village Gallery of Arts (VGA), 12505 NW Cornell, next to the library

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 and a community business leader will juror the show. The awards reception is open to the public and will be on Sunday, July 14, from 2-4 pm at the Village Gallery of Arts.

Reception for Featured Artist and Crafter for July

July 14, 2-4 pm, VGA

Meet the Featured Artist and Featured Crafter of the month! Come enjoy refreshments while browsing fine art and crafts! Phone: (503) 644-8001.

Featured Artist for July: Cheryl Carpentier—Acrylic Artist
Got Crackers by Cheryl Carpentier
Got Crackers? by Cheryl Carpentier
Featured Crafter for July: Ellen Kelly—Fiber Purses

Classes and Workshops

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

Children's Shodo Classes, Ages 6-14 years

Mondays August 5, 12, 19 & 26; 4:30-6 pm or 6:30- 8 pm

Kids express creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques. Children will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters or English characters with the Calligraphy brush in their own style. Kids will be taught the fundamentals of the ancient Zen art of Shodo; which is not just the way of calligraphy, but also teaches concentration, meditative calm and attention, and expression of oneself through the brush.

Children's Shodo 1-Day Workshops, Ages 6-14 years old

Monday July 1 or Wednesday July 10, 1-3 pm

Kids will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters (Hiragana and Kanji) with the Japanese brush, paper and ink, and draw on your own style. In Shodo, a Japanese calligraphy kind of Zen, you concentrate on what you are writing and express your energy to your paper. You take home what you write.

Sora Shodo—Adult 1-Day Workshops

Monday, July 1 or Wednesday, July 10, 10 am-12 pm

We will go over the basics: how to hold the brush and control the brush, getting to know Japanese paper and Sumi inks. You will learn and practice basic Japanese calligraphy “Shodo” skills, through the meditative calligraphy process finding the balance between the mind and body. You will have nice pieces of artwork to take home with you at the end of the workshop.

Jo Reimer—Collage Workshop: Building a Paper Landscape

Monday, July 8, 9 am-1 pm

Let’s make a landscape painting using collage. We’ll work on a horizontal format, thinking about the horizon, the sky, and the land, using papers from your collection. I’ll demonstrate the process, giving you a way to start and then turn you loose to make a painting based on your memory, your imagination, or a favorite photograph.

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

Saturday July 13, or August 10, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

The relaxed light-heartedness of the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning inspires creativity! We begin at Cedar Mill Farmers Market 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. Ages 11 and above (children must be accompanied by a registered adult).

Mary Lehner—Freshen Up Your Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays July 16, 23, 30, August 6 and 13, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

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.” Students will:

• Paint from landscape/seascape photo research supplied by the teacher and from still life elements

• Learn to “see” the subject matter in a new light

• Use looseness and color contrast to enhance dimensionality

• Use light, shadow, color reflection and composition to learn to paint in a visually expressive and interpretive style

5-week course

Virginia Sumner—Bookbinding Workshop

Saturday, July 27, 9 am-12 pm

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. Ages 14+

Debbie Teeter—Experimental Watercolor Workshop

Thursday, August 8, 12:30-3:30 pm

Bring more play and imagination into your watercolors! This workshop is appropriate for beginners on up. The techniques we will explore can be used in both representational and non-representational work, and will utilize an eclectic array of “toys.” We will not be creating a painting in class but developing a bank of possibilities which you can then apply to your studio practice. Plan to be loose and have fun!

Virginia Sumner—Fun with Acrylics Workshop

Saturday, August 17, 12-4 pm

Explore acrylics with childlike abandon in this workshop. We will loosen up our painting style and sample mono printing, glazing, resist, texture pastes and mark making. Building layers on pieces we create and add visual interest and depth as the afternoon progresses. Join the fun, try something new, make friends, come play with acrylics!

Ackerly events open to the public

All listed 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.

TED Talk Tuesday & Discussion: The Influence of Algorithms

Tuesday July 2, 3:30-4:30 pm

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics—from science to business to global issues—in more than 100 languages.

Watch a video in the theater and join the discussion about the topic.

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

Fourth of July Barbecue

Thursday July 4, 1 pm

Join us to celebrate Independence Day with an outdoor BBQ for family and friends.

$15.95 per Guest. RSVP is required. Please call (503) 350-3400.

Part 2 of 3 Workshops: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

Thursday July 11, 1-2:30 pm

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.

Senior Fitness Class

Wednesday July 10 and 24, 2-2:45 pm

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

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

Infinity Health and Rehab Monthly Discussion: Posture

Thursday, July 25, 1 pm

A discussion on promoting good back posture and safe movement for seniors.

RecTennis Summer Tennis Camp

Monday-Friday, through 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

Pharmaca news

Great News! Did you know we’re expanding our compounding services? If you notice some construction inside our store in the coming months it’s because we are now going to be the primary compounding pharmacy for our Oregon stores. This is fabulous news for Pharmaca Beaverton and our community. Our wonderful pharmacist, Edwin, is happy to answer any questions you might have about your compounding needs. (Compounding is creating custom-mixed medicines according to your doctor’s formula.)

Healthy Kids, Happy Family!

July 13, 1-5 pm, Pharmaca at Timberland, 240 NW Lost Springs Terrace

Please join us for our sensational Saturday event celebrating summer-loving families. There will be samples, vendors, good vibes and a sale! You could also win a unicorn! Learn more in store.

Friday Night Fun

July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, 4 pm, Pharmaca

Over the summer we’ll be offering mocktails and a special discount on certain Friday evenings. Swing by to take advantage of the coupon and learn about our revitalizing mocktails!

For the Kiddos

Can you spot our store mascot and tell us what kind of creature he is? If so, you’ll get a super cool, surprise award!

About Pharmaca: We love our team at Pharmaca so much we’ve decided to tell the community a little more about us. If you haven’t meet Dr. Lucy yet, you’ll be thrilled to make her acquaintance. Lucy was born in England and raised in Los Angeles. She is a Naturopathic Doctor and studied locally at NUNM. When she’s not serving the community with naturopathic facts, you’ll find her gardening or playing with her lovely dogs. Lucy’s current favorite herb is passionflower; it’s calming for the nervous system and helps you sleep through the night. Our entire team is knowledgeable, kind and ready to help. Come and say hi anytime!

Touchmark events open to the public

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

Lunch & Learn: Summer Fitness

Monday, July 8, 11 a.m.

GreenField Health and Touchmark are working together to bring wellness to the community. In this presentation, a GreenField Health provider will discuss bone density. Aaron Cooper, a certified fitness professional with Touchmark Health & Fitness Club, will talk about building functional fitness through personal training. The last presentation of the series will be August 12.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, July 10, 5:30 p.m.

This support group meets the second Wednesday of each month and is open to those living with Parkinson’s as well as family members or friends caring for someone.

Oregon’s Rich History

Thursday, July 18, 2 p.m. A representative from the Oregon Historical Society will share highlights of Oregon’s fascinating history.

Culinary Passport: Bangladesh

Friday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m.

Located between Myanmar and India, Bangladesh is slightly smaller than Iowa but has a large diversity of indigenous ethnic groups. Learn about the country’s customs while enjoying a meal inspired from the area.

sunset credit union

Sunset Credit Union spotlighted on KGW

Recently Sunset Credit Union was featured on KGW Channel 8 news for our Financial Reality Fairs we’ve been holding at local high schools.

To see our story, go to the KGW website here.

Marion Acres Farm Tour

Saturday, July 13, Marion Acres Farm, 23137 NW West Union Rd, Hillsboro

Bring your mug and we'll provide the coffee and a breakfast treat while we take you on a guided tour to see the animals, our operation, and hear about sustainable farming at Marion Acres. Bring the whole family! Visit our website for more information.


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