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Volume 17, Issue 7
July 2019


Community News July 2019

Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries

Explorer Friday

Fridays through August 23, 10:30-11:30 am, Bethany Library Annex, 4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2, free.

Ages 3+: Each week will feature a different space-themed craft or activity. With a little imagination, the sky is the limit!

Space Writing Camp

Wednesday July 10 - August 7, 10:30-11:30 am, Bethany Library Annex, Suite K-2, free.

Grades 3-5: Write upside down like an astronaut, play the constellation game and start your own out of this world story. Space Camp illuminates real-world applications of writing and reading! Each week will feature a different activity.

Ikuze! Let's Go, Anime Party!!!

July 17, 3-5 pm, Cedar Mill Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd, free.

Ages 11-18: Interested in anime? Already a hardcore fan? Join Cedar Mill Library for our Anime Party! We will be watching anime, playing games, handing out prizes, making crafts, and more! Cosplay encouraged!

Junkyard Wars: Alien Invasion!

Wednesday July 31, 2:30-4 pm, Bethany Library Annex, Suite K-2, free.

A long time ago, in a library NOT so far away… Junkyard Wars! Create your own unique alien using bits and pieces from out-of-this world parts.

"Paws and Claws" Summer Concert at Bethany Village Centre

Thursday, June 11, 6-9 pm, Bethany Village, 15160 NW Laidlaw Rd, free.

Join the Bethany Family Pet Clinic team for a special pet-themed concert at Bethany Village. We’ll be on site to meet our neighbors, and give you the chance to learn more about our pet health services, k9 Training Classes, and Puppy Romp! We’ll also be there for other Bethany Village Concert events on August 1st and 22nd.

THPRD Sports Equipment Exchange

THPRD sports exchange

Saturday, July 13, 10-noon, Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, 50 NW 158th, free

Do you have gently-used sports equipment taking up space in your closets or garage? Tualatin Hills Park & Rec District is collecting excellent used-condition sports equipment through July 10.

“We are looking to collect cleats, shin guards, baseball gloves, bats, basketball shoes, lacrosse sticks, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse shoulder pads, lacrosse eye wear and volleyball knee pads—just to name a few items. If equipment needs to be certified, like football helmets we will not accept those. Please make sure items donated are clean and in good condition. Thank you!”

You do not need to donate items in order to participate in the exchange.

Legislative Town Hall

Monday, July 8, 6 pm, St. Vincent Hospital meeting rooms, 9205 SW Barnes Rd, free.

Oregon State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, State Representative Mitch Greenlick, and State Representative Ken Helm will be holding a Town Hall for their constituents. Come learn about the recently finished legislative session and bring your questions.

Washington County Fall Master Recycling Course

Wednesdays September 4-October 30 (skip October 9), 6-9 pm, Saturdays September 14 and October 5, 8 am - 2 pm, Juanita Pohl Center, 8513 SW Tualatin Rd, $50.

Curious How Recycling Works? Become a Certified MASTER RECYCLER volunteer. Learn from the experts. Make a difference.

Take an eight-week course on the latest information on consumption, compost and recycling. Then, volunteer 30 hours to inspire action in your community.

¡Bienvenidos a los voluntarios bilingües!

If the registration fee is a concern, Washington County hosts partial and full scholarships—no extra application needed. Apply today! Deadline to apply is Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12 pm.

Walkable Solar System through Downtown Beaverton

July and August, from Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St, to Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Milikan Way, free.

Bring your friends and family on a journey through space this summer! Beaverton City Library’s Walkable Solar System is a half-mile scale model of our solar system through downtown Beaverton. The trek includes each planet, starting with the Sun at Beaverton City Library and ending with Neptune at the Beaverton Building.

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate any time in July and August. Start at Beaverton City Library Main to pick up your map and directions, then make your way to each of the eight planets in our solar system to answer space-related questions, while enjoying a pleasant journey through downtown.

You’ll get walking in Beaverton (or biking, or running, or rolling, or skating, or strolling, or skipping, or pogo-sticking) and learn about our place in the community, and our place in the solar system. Start on your own time and travel at your own pace.

A special thanks to project partners The Book Corner: The New Friends of Beaverton City Library, Village Home Education Resource Center and Bike Gallery.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-350-3600.

Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.

tiny dances

Ten Tiny Dances®

Saturday, July 13, 10 am-1 pm, The Round, free

Enjoy inventive performances on multiple 4’x4’ stages. Learn more here.



night market

Beaverton Night Market returns

Saturday, July 20 and Saturday, August 17, 5-10 pm, The Round near Beaverton Central MAX stop

The fifth annual multicultural evening will include international food and craft vendors, as well as cultural performances. This vibrant, intercultural event is reminiscent of night markets experienced internationally. Area residents from many regions of the world will share handmade crafts and goods representing their cultural roots. Visitors can sample delicacies from Egypt, Cuba, East Africa, Mexico, India, Southeast Asia and more!

Performances include Chinese Lion Dance, Peruvian folkloric dance, Turkish piano and song, Afghan dance and Puerto Rican cumbias.

In addition, kids’ activities, city information, and community resources will round out the event. Admission is free. All vendors accept cash and some vendors will accept debit/credit cards. An ATM will be onsite near the information booth. For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/nightmarket.

American Sign Language Classes at Leedy Grange

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, and August 7, 6:30-8 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd, $125.

Join Anne Gray Liversidge, Ph.D., an experienced college and high school ASL instructor and licensed Oregon teacher in learning the basics of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. The goal of completing this non-credit course is to have each student be able to carry a basic conversation in ASL and have basic knowledge of Deaf culture and how to interact with the Deaf/HH community. Course fee is due by the second class (comparable to non-credit classes at PCC). Includes a self-created bound notebook. See website at www.signclass.org. Contact: anne@signclass.org or text 503-926-2836.

Little Free Library

free library

Intersection of NW Creekview Dr and NW Welsh Dr.

Two Cedar Mill area Homeowner Associations are celebrating the official opening of the area’s newest Little Free Library.

Over the past winter, the Thompson Highlands HOA initiated and funded a Little Free Library project. Working in cooperation with the Bauer Creek Estates HOA, who is hosting the installation and who will share in the annual maintenance. The Little Free Library is now up and running.

Homeowners are invited to participate in keeping the Little Free Library working as intended by removing books that remain in the box too long, are inappropriate for sharing, or appear too damaged to read. There will be no rules about what is appropriate, but any person can take sole responsibility to remove something they are not comfortable with.

Children and adult books will be placed in the box in separate locations. Please use the lower shelf for Children’s books to make them more accessible. For more information, visit littlefreelibrary.org, including a link to a map showing a growing list of Little Free Libraries installed throughout the Cedar Mill area.

Shred Event

Saturday, July 13, 10 am-1 pm, Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW Cornell Rd.

Shred-It Document Destruction Services will donate two commercial-sized shredding trucks to use for this event. Items no larger than staples and paper clips may be attached to the papers. Limit of three boxes per vehicle.

Service will be on a first come, first served basis and limited to the capacity of the two trucks. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause should this capacity be reached. Free; you are encouraged to donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at shredding events.

More information at www.beavertonpolice.org.

Big Truck Day

Big Truck Day

Saturday, August 3, 10 am-2 pm, Conestoga Recreation Center, 9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton

Bring the family for a day of fun where the kiddos can climb aboard, honk the horn and kick the tires in a parking lot full of big rigs. Food vendors, sand pit and more!

Suggested donation at door: $5 per child

Leedy Grange Folk Dancing

Mondays, July 1, 15, and 29, 6:30-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd, $6/person or $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.

Free Teen Health Expo

Tuesday, July 9, 5-7:30 pm, Neighborhood Health Center clinic, 266 W Main St, free.

Washington County Public Health and Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) are hosting a free health expo for youth. This event will include refreshments, chair massages, music, a boxing demonstration, and resources on teen health, including reproductive health. There will be Spanish-speaking hosts on hand for Spanish-speaking participants.

“Taking time to focus on youth is important because there are often barriers that prevent them from being able to access reproductive health services,” says Jessica Nye, program supervisor for Maternal Child and Reproductive Health with Washington County. “This is a great opportunity for youth up to age 24 in our community to learn about the services and resources available and how to access them.”

Participating organizations include Domestic Violence Resource Center, Sexual Assault Resource Center, HomePlate, Hawthorn Walk-in Center, Safe Place for Youth, NHC Dental and several others.

NHC operates “The Clinic” every Tuesday from 3–7 p.m. at the Hillsboro location. The walk-in clinic provides confidential reproductive health care services such as sexual health information, birth control, pregnancy tests, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections at low or no cost for those 24 and under.

For more information, call Washington County Reproductive Health Educator Vikki Villarreal at 503-846-2815.

Sunshine Pantry needs moving help

Sunshine Pantry, a community resource for the needy for over thirty years, is moving to its new location at the Beaverton Christian Church, 13600 SW Allen Blvd.

Volunteers are urgently needed now to help relocate tons of canned and fresh food, equipment and storage fixtures. Everyone can help, adults and children, individuals and groups. Many employers support volunteer time. Students can get graduation credit for community service.

Help is needed all days and hours until everything is moved and set up. Please contact us to let us know what days and times you can volunteer:

by phone or text message at 971-506-7827

by email at sunshinepantrydir@gmail.com

If you are unable to volunteer, but want to help, monetary donations can also be made at gofundme.com or paypal. Thank you for your help.

Forum elects officers for 2019/20 Season

Brad Avakian
Brad Avakian is the new President of the Washington County Forum

The Washington County Public Affairs Forum held its annual meeting and election of officers on Monday, June 17. Treasurer Matt Brink gave a financial report, highlighting that we have some $12,000 in the bank, and that the outgoing President hadn’t spent too much.

This was followed by the outgoing President Rob Solomon’s report, including, ”I’ve also had the opportunity to hear hundreds, if not thousands of intelligent questions directed to our speakers...and with a few pivots here and there, I’ve heard most our guests respond candidly. And that’s our mission. Civic engagement. Bring people with different points of view together to learn and discuss issues in our community."

We then moved to elections. The new Forum President—Brad Avakian; First Vice President—Hector Hinojosa; Second Vice President—Megan Rutherford; Secretary—Phil Nelson; Treasurer—Matt Brink; Director 2020—Alfredo Moreno; Director 2021—Paula McCracken; Director 2022—Brian Bishop; Past President—Rob Solomon.

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Monday, August 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, email for location

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. Join us for our monthly meeting. Get updates on our actions and become part of the solution. Enjoy a sense of community and doing something for good, rather then be stuck in the endless loop of bad news with no way out.

Please email Karyn (karyn@karynservin.com) or John (theportlandfoxes@gmail.com) for location.

Viva Village July activities

All listed events are open to members and non-members. For more information, and to see a complete list of July events, go to www.vivavilllage.org and click on Calendar. RSVP where indicated: vivavillageevents@gmail.com or 503-746-5082

Women’s Coffee

Tuesday, July 2, 10 am. Jim & Patty’s Coffee, 4130 SW 117th Ave, Beaverton

Nature Walk

Saturday, July 6, 9:30 am, Lowami Hart Woods, 14895 SW Hart Rd, Beaverton

RSVP recommended. For information, visit the website calendar at vivavillage.clubexpress.org.

Village 101 Presentation

Saturday, July 13, 10-11:30 am, Elsie Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton

Information for prospective members and/or volunteers. Call for information.

Village Forum

Monday, July 15, 2-3:30 pm, First United Methodist Church, Fireside Room. 1255 SW 4th St, Beaverton.

Mary Daggett, a member of River West Village, will speak on the enjoyable and safe use of social media. RSVP recommended.

Thursday Night Social

Thursday, July 18, 6-9 pm, The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton. (elevator to upstairs dining area)

RSVP recommended.

Men’s Coffee Break

Tuesday, July 23, 10-11, Ki Coffee (formerly Solace & Fine Espresso), 4655 SW Griffith Dr, #160, Beaverton

Call for information.

Viva Village Book Club

Tuesday, July 23, 6-8 pm, Private home in West Beaverton.

Book Selection: Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah. RSVP for the address and to reserve a space.


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