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Volume 17, Issue 8
August 2019


August 2019 Community News

Cadettes earn Silver Award for Mason Bee project

Local Girl Scout Cadettes Troop 45061 has worked really hard for nine months to earn their silver award—the second highest award in Girl Scouts—which they have now achieved.

Girl Scouts Bee project

They decided to learn all about Mason bees and their importance as pollinators. After lots of research they created a great brochure with all kinds of information that they put in various Little Free Library boxes throughout the community. You can download the brochure here.

They also acquired some new skills using power tools and built 20 Mason bee houses that they personally donated and delivered to various farms in Hillsboro and on Sauvie Island. This amazing group of 13-year-old girls is doing their part to raise awareness about a truly important issue that affects us all.

Free car seat clinic

Thursday August 8, 10 am-1 pm, Tanasbourne Medical & Dental Clinic, at NE Cornell Road and 185th Ave on the Providence Tanasbourne campus.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office along with Doernbecher Children's Hospital will teach parents and caregivers how to properly install their child’s car seat for FREE at the clinic, part of Neighborhood Health Center's annual Health Fair taking place at the same location.

To ensure proper installation and faster service, please read and bring your car seat instructions and vehicle owner’s manual. No appointment necessary.

Questions? Contact Community Outreach Specialist Doreen Rivera at doreen_rivera@co.washington.or.us or 503-846-5578.

Let's go green together! recycling event

Saturday,August 17, 11 am-3 pm, Beaverton Fred Meyer, 11425 Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy

Go GreenFred Meyer and the Trail Blazers are teaming up to eliminate waste and we’d like you to join us. Stop by one of our upcoming Green Days events at your local Fred Meyer location to drop off hard to recycle items including Styrofoam, film, cardboard, batteries, and electronics.

The events will feature special appearances by Blaze, Fred Bear, the Blazer Dancers, and other Trail Blazer personalities. Fans can take advantage of the vendor village, enjoy delicious samples and free goodies, snap a photo with Trail Blazer personalities, get an autograph, and support our environment. You could even win tickets and other great Trail Blazers prizes.

Accepted Recycling Items: Styrofoam; plastic film; plastic bags; cardboard; appliances; metal; redeemable bottles and cans; electronics (computers, laptops, monitors, TVs, printers, keyboards, mice, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, video systems, cords, cables, plugs, accessories and more!)

Learn more on this website.

Leedy Grange Senior Dances

All Thursdays in August, 1:15-3:15 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Road, $5 per person.

Join us for games, snacks, good conversation, good friends, and a dancing lesson! We have agreed to host the senior dances at the Leedy Grange Hall during the month of August while the Stuhr Center is unavailable.

Return to the Source of Love

return to the source of love

Saturday, August 17, 4-5:30 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Road, free

Raksha Bandhan is an ancient East Indian ceremony which celebrates the power of purest love, the soul’s connection with the divine. The promise of Raksha Bandhan, if pledged with a sincere heart, brings into your practical life the blessings and protection of the Highest Source of All That Is Good. You’re warmly invited to feel the beauty, essence, and the inherent strength of spiritual love in this light and uplifting late afternoon program featuring ceremony, celebration, meditation, and a talk on why this ancient, eastern festival has relevance today for all of us, regardless of faith background.

Please book by phone: 541-343-5252; or online: https://bit.ly/2Od4Yfc; or by email: portland@us.brahmakumaris.org

chalk art

Cool down in the heat of summer – La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival

Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11, 11 am-6 pm, Cedar Hills Crossing, 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd (Corner of SW Walker and SW Cedar Hills Blvd), free

La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival is an immersive, large-scale street painting experience wherein professional chalk artists will be working on larger-than-life, bold images directly on the asphalt. The weekend will also feature live music and local art vendors. Young and old are invited to take part in multiple hands-on activities from chalking their own masterpieces to making take-home gifts.

The Beaverton Community Band

Saturday, August 10, 10 am, Cedar Hills Crossing, 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., free

The Beaverton Community Band will perform a concert to open the Chalk Art Festival! The concert features a variety of music including tunes from movies and Broadway, as well as pieces from American composers and a salute to America's veterans.

Viva Village

Become a Viva Village Volunteer!

Friday, August 16, 10 am-12 pm, Beaverton Community Center, 12250 SW 5th St.

We are a not-for-profit grassroots, membership organization that serves as a key resource to Beaverton-area older adults who wish to pursue independent, active, and connected lives. Volunteers deliver a wide array of individual services to members as well as develop social/cultural events and activities. They also provide all Village organizational and office support, as well as serve on committees and work teams.

Learn how you can help!

We invite you to offer your time, talents, and interests to this growing community that is reshaping the experience of aging. Join us to explore the many possibilities:

RSVP: 503-746-5092 or vivavillagevolunteer@gmail.com

Events open to the public:

Nature Walk

Saturday, August 3, 9:30 am, Summerlake Loop, 11450 SW Winterlake Drive, free.

Women’s Coffee

Tuesdays August 6 and 20, 10 am, Jim and Patty’s Coffee, 4130 SW 117th Ave.

Thursday Night Social

Thursday, August 15, 6 pm, The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, RSVP appreciated.

Special Volunteer Meeting
Village Forum

Monday, August 19, 2-3:30 pm, Fireside Room at First United Methodist Church, 12555 SW 4th St., RSVP.

Executive Director of Sisters of the Road will speak about the work of her organization in addressing the needs of the homeless in the Portland area.

Men’s Coffee Break

Tuesday, August 27, 10-11 am, Ki Coffee (formerly Solace and Fine Espresso), 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160.

Events for members and volunteers:

Treasure Hunters

Tuesday, August 6, 1 pm, meet at Viva Village office for carpooling, 4509 SW Griffith Dr., RSVP.

Visit two local thrift shops: Value Village and Union Gospel.

Quilters and Knitters Interest Group

Thursday, August 8, 1-2:30 pm, private home in Westbrook neighborhood, RSVP for address.

Work on personal projects while sharing ideas and expertise.

Life Stories

Tuesday, August 13, 1:30-3:30 pm, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney Rd., RSVP.

Get to know fellow Viva Village members and volunteers while listening to and sharing life stories.

Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond (members, volunteers and guests)

Wednesday, August 14, 1 pm, Cedar Hills McMenamins, 2885 Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, RSVP recommended.

History Interest Group

Wednesday, August 28, 10 am-3 pm, meet at Viva Village Office for carpooling, 4905 SW Griffith Drive), RSVP.

Trip to Oregon City to visit the McLoughlin House, the Municipal Elevator, and McMenamins where the group will enjoy lunch.

RSVP where indicated: vivavillageevents@gmail.com or 503-746-5082

EnpowerDi Youth Leadership Program

EnpowerDi is a youth leadership program for students in 3rd - 8th grade that promotes creativity, teamwork, problem solving, and self-confidence. In each session, your child will learn leadership and teamwork practices, engage in five-minute instant challenges, and work on their ongoing team projects. EmpowerDI provides an environment where your child will be challenged and encouraged to become a leader in their school and community.

Learn more by emailing: rachel@breakthenormleadership.com, or visit their website: www.breakthenormleadership.com, or call: 480-459-7725

Fire Chief Deric Weiss Takes Helm of TVF&R

Since the formation of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue in 1989, there have only been three fire chiefs. On July 1, Chief Deric Weiss became the fourth. In a traditional “Transfer of Command Ceremony,” the responsibilities of providing service to 11 cities and four counties — as well as providing guidance to 650 career and volunteer personnel — passed from Chief Mike Duyck to Chief Weiss.

Chief Duyck retired at the end of June after more than 30 years in the fire service. Following a rigorous internal selection process, the Board of Directors tapped Weiss, who previously served as assistant chief, to take the helm of the district. Weiss volunteered and served as an intern before being hired by TVF&R as a firefighter in 1994. Since then, he served on the Hazardous Materials Team for several years and was promoted through the ranks of apparatus operator, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, division chief, and assistant chief.

He’s been involved with several local and statewide fire service initiatives including emergency communications, dispatch, hazardous materials response, government affairs, and interoperability. Strengthening relationships with community partners and exploring opportunities to work with other organizations to create safer communities are priorities for the new chief.


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