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Volume 17, Issue 8
August 2019


August Business News

Cedar Mill Home Theater adds staff

Steve Frame, owner of Cedar Mill Home Theater, is pleased to introduce Jon Thomas as the lead installer and programing technician. Jon brings over 20 years of audio/video and programing experience.

Jon shares the same passion as Steve, to bring your home up to speed in the 21st century. Cedar Mill Home Theater looks forward to continue to provide quality customer service with competitive pricing, as they have for the past 15 years.

The shop is located at 13405 Northwest Cornell Road. Visit their website or call for more information, 503-626-2435

Second Edition Resale Clearance Sale August 17-24

August 17-24, Second Edition, at the east end of the Cedar Mill Library building, 12505 NW Cornell

Second Edition Resale shop is planning a week-long sale on all items in the store beginning August 17.

$5 per bag

For the first five days of the sale, August 17 to August 22, all items in the store will be 50% off. Second Edition showcases a comprehensive array of merchandise, from essentials like clothing, shoes, and houseware, to items such as artwork, toys, and jewelry, meaning the sale will have something for everyone.

Second Edition Resale items are priced to be very affordable, and an additional 50% off of every item guarantees that customers will receive a great deal. Second Edition also holds its merchandise to high standards in terms of quality.

After the five-day 50% off sale ends, August 23 and 24 are dedicated to a bag sale. On August 23, customers may purchase as many items as they can fit into one tote bag for $10, excluding jewelry. On August 24, the price per bag decreases to $5 per bag. Jewelry and individual items will be 75% off both days of the bag sale.

The shop will close for restocking on August 25, and reopens on Monday the 26th with their Western Days theme.

Dog Wash fundraiser

Saturday, August 24, 11 am-3 pm, Holistic Pet, 13657 NW Cornell (Safeway center)

Customer Appreciation Day and Dog Wash Fundraiser at Holistic Pet includes big sales on most pet foods and treats. A pet rescue group will wash and dry your dog for a $10-15 donation (depending on size) with all proceeds going to fund their rescue efforts. Ten gift baskets of pet items will also be raffled off.

MOC Music on the Patio

Fridays, August 9 and 23, 6-8 pm, Market of Choice, 250 NW Lost Springs Terrace

Enjoy food, your favorite beverage, and live music on the patio in front of the store. Whiskey Darlings will perform on August 9, with Draper Valley Chicken on the grill, and donations going to the Oregon Food Bank. Elke Robitaille will entertain on August 23, with Painted Hills beef on the grill and donations going to the Bloom Project.

Food and beverage tastings throughout the store from 5:30-7 pm on music nights.

Movies at Sunset

Friday, August 16, 7:30-10 pm, Sunset Credit Union, 1100 NW Murray, free

Bring the family and friends and join us at the Credit Union on for ‘Movies at Sunset’ for a viewing of “Wonder Park.” We’ll have a taco truck onsite at 7:30 pm so you can purchase food, then we’ll serve free popcorn and show a family-friendly movie starting at 8:16 pm.

Bring your friends, family, blanket and/or chair and join the fun! Everyone is invited to this FREE event.

Village Gallery of Arts

Cedar Mill Farmers Market

Saturdays, now through October 12, 9 am-2 pm, corner of NW Cornell and NW Murray in the parking lot in front of Safeway

The Village Gallery of Arts, as a member of the Cedar Mill Business Association, will have artists demonstrating at a booth between 9 am and 2 pm. There will be art for sale and information about the Gallery, art classes, and community art events.

Luna, by Amanda James
Luna, by Amanda James

Reception for Featured Artist and Crafter for August

August 11, 2-4 pm, Village Gallery of Arts, just east of Cedar Mill Library

Meet the Featured Artist and Featured Crafter of the month! Come enjoy refreshments while browsing fine art and craft! The featured artist for August is Amanda James with oils and acrylics and the featured crafter for August is Melinda Small Paterson with encaustic and mixed-media 3D.

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 old

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

Express kids' 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.

Debbie Teeter, Children's Art Classes, Ages 7-11 years old

Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26, 3:45 - 4:45pm

Come join an exciting class and learn a variety of art forms. Debbie will be developing each child’s art ability and providing them an opportunity to build their skills and explore different media and approaches, so they can find out what they will enjoy. Each lesson will explore both art concepts and techniques. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media. Subject matter will include people, faces, landscapes, plants and animals, and exploring subject matter in imaginative ways.

Jo Reimer - Playing with Paper

Saturday, August 3, 10 am-1 pm

Spend the morning learning to use a variety of papers to compose an abstract design or a landscape painting. Jo will demonstrate several processes for adapting magazine paper for collage and using stencils to make complex papers, giving you a way to start. Then she turns you loose to work on your own with all the help you need. Supply list and more information on website, or call (503) 644-8001.

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!

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

Ages 11 and above. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult

Saturday, August 10, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

The relaxed light-heartedness of the Farmers Market on Saturday morning inspires creativity! We begin at Cedar Mill Farmers Market (www.cedarmillfarmersmarket.org) at 9:30am. 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 - 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!

Brooke Walker-Knoblich - Painting with Brooke

Tuesdays, August 20 and 27 or September 3 and 10, 10 am-1 pm

This class will be a general themed oil painting class, so 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. Painters using oils and acrylics of all skill levels are welcome.

Debbie Teeter - Portrait Drawing

Wednesday September 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Learn to combine direct observation and use of light and shadow with principles of facial proportion to depict a realistic, expressive face. We will explore drawing faces from direct observation from different points of view, using conte crayons on toned paper. Optional: Bring a manageable-size mirror (at least 6”) if you have one, and a drawing board if you would prefer to work on a tilted surface.

Susan Pfahl - Italic Calligraphy

Thursdays October 3, 17, & 24, 1-3 pm

Introduction to the Italic Script, starting from the beginning. Whether you have never held a calligraphy pen, or if you have done calligraphy in the past and want a refresher, this is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills. Think of the beautiful greeting cards and notes you will create! If you already have calligraphy materials, bring them if you like. Purists may use ink wells and dip pens, or calligraphy fountain pens if desired. We will discuss other supplies in class that students may find helpful.

Mary Burgess - Elements of the Desert Landscape in Watercolor

Wednesdays October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, or 6-9 pm

Some experience with watercolor helpful. Using traditional watercolor techniques, students will learn how to paint skies, rocks and plants of the desert landscape. Working from provided reference images, or your own, we will capture the essence of land features found in Oregon's high desert, and the magnificent land-forms and unique colors of the American Southwest through structured lessons and practice. Demonstrations, critiques and exercises at the beginning of class will reinforce each concept.

Pharmaca News

Flash Beauty Sale

Saturday, August 10, 1-5 pm

We are having a Flash Beauty Sale! There will be raffle baskets, samples and facials. Come and try our favorite beauty lines! The best vendors in town will be here to make your day with education and samples.

Mocktails and $5 off Fridays

Friday, August 9 and 23, 4-8 pm

We have two fanciful evenings of mocktails and $5 off on Fridays. Swing by to take advantage of the coupon and learn about our revitalizing mocktails!

This week we’d like to introduce you to our fabulous esthetician, Christine. Christine specializes in Gua Sha facials and is a wealth of knowledge about skin care. When she’s not brightening our day at Pharmaca, you’ll find Christine running very long distances. Christine just completed an Ultra Marathon—50 miles! Christine’s favorite skin care line is Evan Healy. Come in and ask her why!

You might’ve noticed the construction happening inside our store. Forgive our disarray as we build our new compounding pharmacy facility. Very exciting times ahead!

Touchmark public events

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.

Summer Concert Series

Thursday, August 8, 4 – 6 pm

Make yourself comfortable in the outdoor amphitheater as you listen to the sounds of The Black Swan Classic Jazz Band. Renowned for its Dixieland, old-time gospel, early jazz and ragtime music, this talented group will definitely have you movin’ and groovin’ to their beats!

Lunch & Learn: Summer Fitness

Monday, August 12, 11 am

GreenField Health and Touchmark are working together to bring wellness to the community. In this presentation, naturopathic healer, massage therapist, author, and speaker Mary Elizabeth Smith will discuss life balance and offer ways to navigate daily chaos. Julia Strang Dwyer, PT, DPT, will talk about the body’s balance system, how it can change as we age, and the benefits of staying active.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 pm

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.

Culinary Passport: South Korea

Friday, August 16, 11:30 am

Have you tried kimchi (fermented vegetables)? This is a staple for South Koreans and typically eaten at every meal. Come sample a delicious array of this country’s cuisine and learn about South Korea’s customs, such as removing shoes before entering a home and the national pastime of hiking.

Touchmark names Heidi Judge as Life Enrichment/Wellness Director

Touchmark in the West Hills is pleased to welcome Heidi Judge as its Life Enrichment/Wellness Director. In her new position, Judge oversees the retirement community’s award-winning Full Life Wellness & Life Enrichment Program. Drawing on seven dimensions of wellness, she works with residents to identify their interests and goals and develop programming incorporating those.

Judge brings close to 20 years of experience and education to her role. Prior to joining Touchmark, she managed the second-highest Patient Navigator caseload in the U.S. for the American Cancer Society. The position also called for her to manage the volunteer program for OHSU’s Cancer Resource Center.

She also served as Director of Education and Lifestyle Coordinator for Miramont Pointe senior-living community and Wellness Program Coordinator for Stimson Lumber Company. She was a Peace Corps volunteer and spent time in Turkmenistan as a Community Health Educator.

Born in Portland, Heidi grew up in Mesa, Arizona. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion & Community Education from Northern Arizona University, she moved back to Portland to start her career.

BBQ fundraiser for Alzheimers

Sunday, August 18, 4-6 pm, Fieldstone Cornell Landing, 9860 NW Cornell Rd

We will host a Fundraiser BBQ and Silent Auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. All are welcome to join us for this free community event featuring delicious barbecue and live music with the Accidental Folk Band.

Guests can bid on an array of silent auction items provided by local business partners and purchase unique jewelry from Premier Designs of Portland. Items for the Silent Auction are still being accepted. Contact us at 503-292-9222 for more information.

Parking will be available at the Cedar Mill Bible Church east parking lot at 12208 NW Cornell Road. Complimentary shuttle service provided.

Exchange Insurance

With open enrollment around the corner, navigating the overwhelming options can be daunting. For many years I have been helping families and individuals with their health, life and disability coverage. What I do centers around "How Can I Help You."

I’m Terri Hemphill, and I care about the communities I serve, and I know how frustrating it can be to deal with year-to-year change with your insurance coverage. With so many choices and changes it can be hard to make the right decision during a very short and time-sensitive deadline. I spend valuable time in researching the best option for my clients so that they feel confident in making the right choice. I want you to sleep better at night knowing you and your family are covered. Let me help you conquer your fear of insurance.

My service to you is free. Contact me today at Exchange Insurance, (503) 591-0210, or themphill@exchangeins.net.

Help Sunset Credit Union Raise funds for Beaverton School District’s homeless students and families

Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25, Beaverton City Park

Drive-in sleep out logo

Did you know, according to a Department of Education (ODE) report, the Beaverton School District has the highest number of homeless students in the state? The ODE said 1,522 students within the Beaverton School District are homeless. To put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent of nearly the entire student body of Southridge High school.

To help local families who are experiencing difficult times, Sunset Credit Union is teaming up with Family Promise of Beaverton and their Third Annual Drive In-Sleep Out Fundraising event. The goal is to pack 200 parking spots with ‘car-camping adventurers’ to raise funds and awareness about child and family homelessness in Beaverton.

The staff at Sunset Credit Union is taking donations to help Family Promise of Beaverton. If you’d like to help, send an email to them at cuteam@sspfcu.com or give them a call at (503) 643-1335 to make your tax-deductible donation today. All funds will go directly to Family Promise of Beaverton to help families experiencing homelessness. If you’d like to take part in the event or to learn more about the Drive In-Sleep Out Fundraising event, visit www.familypromiseofbeaverton.org.

Sunset Credit Union serves anyone who lives, works or attends school in Washington County. It’s located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd. #200. To learn more, visit sspfcu.com or call them at (503) 643-1335.


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