Community News May 2024

Flea Market at Skyline Grange

Most vendors are local residents unable to have a garage sale on their own and who enjoy the camaraderie of a flea market. Find a good variety of new, used, and handcrafted items. Each vendor is responsible for their own cashiering.

eagle scout badge

Farewell to Cedar Mill Scouts, Troop 207

Troop 207 is disbanding (more details in the June edition) and all former troop members are invited to our final Eagle Scout Court of Honor celebrating six troop members attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. RSVP by June 1 to for all the details.

Sunset HS Marching Band Can and Bottle Drive

Please drop any redeemable, non-crushed cans, and plastic and glass bottles off with our volunteers. You can reach us at with any questions.

Cedar Mill Town Center Cornell Road Cleanup

On April 21, the Cedar Mill Community Club hosted the first Cedar Mill Town Center Cornell Road Cleanup. The cleanup started at Cornell Road and NW 143rd with the hope to finish at NW 119th at the JQA Young House but we only made it to the intersection with Murray Road.

Marty, Larry, and Joyce using the grabbers!

Frank Moscow of the Adopt One Block program donated buckets, bags, long-handle-grabbers, and gloves. We used hand carts with a garbage can strapped on to make the pick-up go more smoothly. Bright colored, running-style clothes were worn for visibility. We intend to purchase logo-printed safety vests for future events, but we wanted to gauge participation and learn from this first session.

Marie Conser Real Estate

The streets were fairly clean, but after the winter storms there was trash blown around in the shrubbery to clean up. I am pleased to report that there were very few cigarette butts on the ground by Sunset High School.

wildwood cleanup celebration

After working from 1-4 pm, we celebrated at the Wildwood Taphouse and enjoyed pizza from Pop Pizza next door. This will be a regular cleanup project so stay tuned to the Cedar Mill Community Club Facebook page. Thanks to member Bruce Bartlett for organizing the event. Contact him if you’re not a Facebook user and want to be kept “in the loop.”

Spring Sips

Explore Tualatin Valley is raising a glass to spring with Spring Sips, a week-long celebration of the region’s renowned wineries and mouth-watering cuisine. Spring Sips will take place May 10-19, during Oregon Wine Month.

This ten-day event kicks off with Flight Week, where participating restaurants will showcase hand-selected flights of three Tualatin Valley wines for $20, inviting guests to discover new favorites.

Winery tasting rooms are also getting into spring with events that will be held at winery estate vineyards and tasting rooms. Whether it’s a vineyard tour, something special for Mom, or a chef’s tasting menu—there’s something for every type of wine lover.

Spring Sips culminates with the return of the signature Pink! Rosé Festival — a lively event featuring tastings from local wineries and a vibrant atmosphere.

Impressions Dance Club offers free after school dance classes 

after school dance class participants

Calling all kids who love to dance—no experience needed! Come learn Swing, Salsa, Line Dances, Hip Hop, and more. And have some fun! Join us for one or both days. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to perform at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts on June 23. Attending the performance is not required to participate. *The age range is approximate. If you have a student outside the age range who still wants to participate, please contact us so we can discuss.

For information and registration visit the Impressions Dance Club website. Or call or text Cynthia Hively at 971-226-1119, or email

Blood Drive 

blood drive rapid pass logo and qr code

Please come and make a difference in our community by donating blood! You can sign up using the QR code or you can just show up!

Expedite your blood donation with American Red Cross RapidPass

Complete your pre-donation and health history questionnaire from your computer or mobile device using RapidPass. Be sure to screenshot or email your RapidPass to yourself and have it ready to present to staff before exiting health history. On the day of your appointment, you can start the donation process before leaving home using the Blood Donor App or by visiting the Red Cross Blood website


Do you know a teen who is driving this summer? If so, let’s join forces to ensure their safety on the road. Summer can be a dangerous time for teen drivers—the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen driver-involved crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2021, motor vehicle traffic crashes were the leading cause of death for 15 to 20-year-olds. 

This summer let’s work together and take these steps to keep our teen drivers safe: Remind them about the importance of obeying traffic laws and following safe driving practices; Encourage them to avoid distractions and focus solely on the road; Emphasize the dangers of drunk or drugged driving and urge them to always drive sober; Ensure they are well-rested before getting behind the wheel. 

By supporting and educating our teen drivers, we can make a positive impact and help prevent crashes during these “100 Deadliest Days.” Let’s prioritize their safety and enjoy a worry-free summer on the road!

Helpful resources: NHTSA; Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles

Ask WCSO is produced by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

SAVVY Caregiver Course 

kera and shannon savvy caregivers teachers

Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) is sponsoring SAVVY Caregiver, a six-week series for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through this course, attendees will: gain a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and related dementias; develop self-care strategies; learn skills to successfully provide daily activities of “contented involvement” for your family member living with dementia; identify and engage family and other resources for care-related assistance and support. If cost is a hardship, please let organizers know and they will waive the fee. To register, email or call Susan at 503-846-3089.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Resilience Workshop

Join the virtual Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Resilience Workshop Series. This workshop examines common microaggressions within an allyship model, reflection on allyship you can commit to, your allyship style, and where some ideas of your connections to community come from. For more info visit the CSN website. [Ed note: Allyship is the act of supporting, advocating for, and amplifying others, especially those who are not part of the same social identity groups.]

Kiwanis Club of Cedar Hills fundraiser

Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Cedar Hills which has been serving kids locally, as well as nationally and internationally, for nearly 60 years through a number of programs. Major projects for KCCH locally include the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp for the developmentally disabled, the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program, Meals on Wheels, providing school supplies and Christmas gifts to kids in need, and sponsoring Key Clubs in six Beaverton High Schools.

Tickets cost $60 which includes wine tasting along with cheese, meats and antipasto and a visit to one of Oregon’s newest local wineries.

Internationally, Kiwanis contributes to orphanages and schools in Mexico and Nepal as well as to SIGN Fracture Care which provides sustainable orthopedic capacity in developing countries and Great Shape!, an eye and dental care program in the Caribbean.

Information on purchasing tickets is available at or by texting 503-961-6057.

Enter the Community Competitions for the WashCo Fair

washington county fair logo

You can enter your creative projects (culinary arts, creative hobbies, and horticulture) by using the online form here. Print and/or read all the entry information provided before entering online. This information will aid you with the entry process and help to ensure you are entering the correct classes. Remember when you click “submit” at the end of the entry process, you are agreeing that you have read, understand, and will abide by all rules and regulations found in the entry information.

The Washington County Fair runs July 19-28 at the fairground in Hillsboro. Learn more here.

Washington County Repair Fair Survey

Do you want to learn how to mend a ripped shirt, tighten a wobbly chair, or troubleshoot a flickering light? Do you have a repair skill you’d like to share with others? Whether you’re an experienced fixer or a curious beginner, we want to hear from you about your interest in classes for repair skills. Fill out the online survey to let us know of your interest in learning and/or sharing your repair skills. Your input will help us create workshops that empower people to be resourceful, reduce waste and fix their belongings. 

St. Pius X School golfing fundraiser 

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We are helping organize this community-building event that will raise money for our school, and we hope you will join us through participation and/or sponsorship this year! Register at the Panther Scramble website and sign up as an individual or a group to play in the Panther Scramble (cost covers golf round with cart, driving range balls, a mulligan, lunch, dinner, and drinks throughout the day). 

Sign up to be a sponsor of the event (various levels include $500/hole, $1,000/contest, and up to $5,000 for title sponsor). Start with registration, boxed lunches, driving range, and putting contest and then shotgun start for golf scramble (with contests throughout round) and finally post-round gathering by clubhouse with excellent food carts, drinks, putting contest finals, and more. Prizes include four trophies for the winning overall team, four trophies for the winning women’s team, one trophy for our putting champion and others! Our SPX Panther Scramble is for serious, casual, and totally not serious golfers alike. All will have a great time!

Financial Wellness Coaching 

Join us at the BRC for Weekly Financial Literacy & Wellness Support! Are you ready to take control of your finances? We’re here to help you on your journey to financial empowerment! Budgeting: Learn effective budgeting strategies to manage your money wisely. Debt Payoffs: Discover techniques to tackle and eliminate debt for a brighter financial future. Savings for Emergencies: Build a robust savings plan to handle unexpected situations with confidence. Call 503-591-9025 to schedule.

Viva Village May 2024 Events

Viva Village is a Beaverton-area grassroots organization of members and volunteers who focus on enhancing and expanding the ways we can age well. We provide connections, programs, volunteer services, and referrals so members can lead engaged, healthy lives. For more information visit the Viva Village website. Please RSVP for all events by contacting or 503-746-5082. Links for zoom meetings will be sent to those who RSVP. Members-only events are listed on the website and in the web version of The News.

Viva Village events open to the public:

Women’s Coffee (in person)

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 10-11 am, meet at New Seasons Market Cedar Hills, 3495 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard 

Coffee and conversation. RSVP recommended.

Online Age Café

Friday, May 3, 11 am-12 pm 

Small group conversations exploring topics of interest to older adults. Interesting new topics each session. Co-sponsored by Viva Village, Beaverton City Library, and Washington County DAVS. Registration optional. Register on the Library website to receive a reminder email.

Online Viva Village 101

Saturday, May 11, 10-11:30 am, Zoom

An informational session for prospective members, volunteers, or anyone interested in Viva Village. Register on the Viva Village website or contact the office for the Zoom link.

Viva Village Forum

Monday, May 20, 2-3:30 pm, United Methodist Church, Wesley Room, 12555 SW 4th Street, free

Topic: Home Healthcare: What are the Options? Knowing our choices is a big advantage if or when it becomes necessary to consider home health care or hospice. Senior living advisors can help facilitate this decision. Summer Shepherd, senior living advisor with Senior One Source, will address the 1) available options, 2) approximate costs, and 3) how to access the support when it’s needed. Refreshments served.

Men’s Coffee Break

Monday, May 27, 10-11:30 am, Ki Coffee, 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160

Conversation and coffee. RSVP recommended.

Online Viva Village Book Club

Tuesday, May 28, 1-2:30 pm 

Selected book: “The Color of Water,” by James McBride. RSVP for the Zoom link.

Viva Village events for members and volunteers:

Living Solo Happy Hour

Thursday, May 2, 2 pm, Hops n Drops, 11274 NE Evergreen Parkway, Hillsboro

Get together for an afternoon of relaxed conversation with other Viva Village solos. RSVP is appreciated.

Viva Village Nature Walk

Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am, Trails at Dawson’s Creek Lake, 2850 NW Brookwood Pkwy.

Enjoy a morning walk with Viva Village friends behind the Hillsboro Brookwood Library. RSVP recommended. 

Online Tai Chi Classes

Mondays in May, 10-10:45 am, Zoom 

Practice Tai Chi techniques and skills with certified instructor Richard Chew. RSVP for Zoom link.

Online Mindfulness Meditation Classes

Mondays, May 6, 13, 20, 11-11:45 am, Zoom

Mindful Meditation sessions led by Martha McJacobs.

Online Women’s Coffee

Tuesdays in May, 10-11 am, Zoom

Join members and volunteers for a morning of coffee and conversation. RSVP for the Zoom link.

Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond

Wednesday, May 18, 1 pm, Tapatio Mexican Restaurant, 18615 SW Farmington Rd., Aloha

Join members and volunteers for lunch and conversation. Wear your Viva Village name badge. RSVP required by 1 pm on Tuesday, May 7. Register on the website or contact the office.

Life Stories

Tuesday, May 14, 2 pm, Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney Road 

Viva Villager Robert Crocker will share stories about growing up in small mining villages in Chile and Mexico. Please RSVP so we have enough refreshments. 

Living Solo (In person)

Wednesday, May 15, 12-1:30 pm, Beaverton City Library, Cathy Stanton Room, 12375 SW 5th Street

Meet in person to share experiences, tips, and strategies for living on your own. Bring your own lunch or snack. RSVP appreciated.

Mystery Book Club

Thursday, May 16, 1-2 pm, Viva Village Office, 4905 SW Griffith Drive #104, max 10 people

Selected book: “The Third Victim,” by Phillip Margolin. RSVP required to participate. Login to register on the website or contact the office. Please notify the office if you need to cancel.

Online Living Solo

Thursday, May 16, 4-5:30 pm, Zoom

A time to share experiences, tips, and strategies for living on your own. RSVP if you need the Zoom link.

Patio Picnics 

Friday, May 17, 12:30-2 pm 

Conversation and lunch on a deck or patio. Bring your own lunch. You will be notified of the location and host a day or two prior. Weather permitting. RSVP required by 12 pm on May 15. Login to register on the website or contact the Viva Village office.

Thursday Evening Social Group 

Thursday, May 23, 5:30-7:30 pm, Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant, 8544 SW Apple Way, Portland, max 15 people

Enjoy an evening of conversation and dinner with Viva Village friends. RSVP required. Login to register on the website or contact the office. Please notify the office if you need to cancel.

Washington County Mental Health and Substance Use Services

In Washington County we have a network of community providers who are available to provide support. County staff provide civil commitment services, protective services, and care coordination. Visit the website to connect with a wide variety of resources.

Gentry Recovery, 1960 NW 167th Place #203, Beaverton

971-204-6719 | Addiction treatment | Peer support | Recovery support 

Hawthorn Walk-In Center, 5240 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro

503-291-9111 (Crisis Line), 503-846-4555 (Main Line) | Mental health treatment | Addiction treatment | Emergency & crisis services 

Hazelden Betty Ford, 6660 SW 105th Ave. Suite 120, Beaverton 97008

888-754-1376 | Alcohol & drug addiction | Peer support services.

Hillsboro Drug and Rehab Center, 1316 SE 12th Ave.

866-727-6339 | Mental health services | Addiction treatment | Recovery services

Hillsboro VA Clinic, 1925 NE Stucki Ave. #300, Hillsboro

503-906-5000 | Mental health services 

Lifeworks Northwest, 14600 NW Cornell Rd.

503-645-9101 | Mental health services | Addiction services 

NeuStart Psychiatry, 308 NW 11th Ave.

503-379-1902 | Mental health services | Peer support 

PDX Mental Health Resources, 1500 NW Bethany Blvd., Suite 200, Beaverton

503-389-0280 | Mental health services 

Sequoia Mental Health Services 

503-619-1560 | Mental health services | Addiction treatment 

3 Help Lines, Alcoholic Anonymous-District 21, 12-step program, Addiction support

Alcohol and Drug Helpline

541-967-4252, 800-923-4357

CARDV: Center against rape & domestic violence support hotline

800-927-0197, Text HOME to 741741 or visit the crisis text line

Friends for Survival

Available to those grieving a suicide death of a family or friend. Call 800-646-7322 or visit 

Military Helpline at 888-457-4838. Support for service members, veterans and their families.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Oregon

800-343-6264 | Mental health advocacy and promotion 

Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line 

800-923-4357 | Emotional support | Mental health triage | Drug and alcohol counseling

Oregon Problem Gambling Resource 


Oregon Tobacco Quit Line 

800-784-8669 | Counseling and support from Tobacco Quit with Coaches | Nicotine replacement products

Tigard Recovery Center, 11970 SW Greenburg Road

855-733-2632 | Addiction services | Peer services 

Trauma Intervention Program, 4800 NE 122nd Ave.

Crisis Intervention | Mental Health services| School based services

Oregon Warm Line 

800-698-2392 | Mental health peer support line

Recovery Now: Treatment Access Line 

855-612-5576 | Referral process for Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

Suicide Lifeline 

800-273-8255 or 877-968-8491 

The Trevor Project

866-488-7386 | Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender support 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Trans Lifeline

Trans-led organization, peer support, advocacy, and education. Hotline at 877-565-8860, Youth Helpline at 877-968-8491. For teen-to-teen crisis and help line text “teen2teen” to 839863.