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Volume 17, Issue 10
October 2019


Community News October 2019

Beaverton Historical Society—Lives of Women & Children during the Civil War era

Tuesday, October 8, 7 pm, Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, refreshments provided, suggested $3 donation benefits Beaverton Historical Society

Linda Steffen will dress in Civil War attire, and discuss how life was for babies through adulthood—the length of time children attended school, home life, marriage, the Civil War and its impact on the lives of citizens. She will also share why it is important to learn about this time in our history.

For more information, visit historicbeaverton.org or call 503-820-8765.

Folk Dancing

Mondays, October 7 and 21, 7-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd, $6 for one person, $10 for couples

Join in for exercise and fun folk dancing at Leedy Grange with Sue & Friends. Enjoy Israeli and International dances with this friendly group. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner is necessary. Never danced before? 7-7:30 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.

New! Daytime beginning folk dance class at Leedy Grange

Wednesdays, October 2 and 9, 10-11 am, $5

Join in for exercise and fun folk dancing with Sue & Friends. The class started September 28, but drop-ins are always welcome. Enjoy Israeli and International dances. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner is necessary. If there is enough interest we will continue the class. 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.

Writer’s Mill

Sunday, October 20, 1-3 pm, Cedar Mill Library, Upstairs meeting room, 12505 NW Cornell Rd, free

Carolyn Martin says, "I am a poet. What's your superpower?" She will be our guest speaker, and will lead another, much-anticipated, inspirational writing workshop. Carolyn's talks are always much in demand and very well-received. Anyone with the slightest interest in writing (memoir, stories, poems, novels, essays, picture books and more) will surely benefit, and new members are always welcome! You can visit our website, www.portlandwritersmill.org, or email admin@portlandwritersmill.org to find more information.

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Monday, October 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, free

Come join Indivisible Cedar Mill for our October meeting. 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.

Our October meeting will host guest speaker Dr. Garrett Baldwin, helping members cope with ’Trump Fatigue,’ as well as guest speakers Juan Carlos Gonzalez, our own Metro Councilor, and Serin Bussell, Democratic candidate for HD33. Doors open at 6:30 for an hour of socializing. Meeting commences at 7:30 ending promptly at 8:30.

Protesters with signs

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

Stand On Every Corner

Third Thursday monthly,5-6 pm, corners of NW Cornell and Murray Blvd.

We host a monthly protest to show our frustration with the Trump administration. All are welcome to join us. We gather and hold signs at the intersection in a peaceful protest. Please feel free to bring your own signs but will have some to share.

Rock Creek Trail Parkrun

Saturdays, 8:45 am, meet at the Rock Creek Trailhead with NW Union Road (near Albertsons)

Rock Creek Trail parkrun is a zero-cost, weekly, timed, 5km run/walk, hosted by volunteers. Every Saturday, rain or shine—all ages, all abilities. Go at your own pace in a supportive community-led environment.

Register at parkrun.us, print out and bring your personal barcode so you can get your finishing time.

More info at facebook.com/rockcreektrailparkrun and parkrun.us/rockcreektrail.

Diverse sounds highlight PCC Experience Music Series fall season

From modern jazz to Americana roots, classical piano, and an a cappella women’s chorus, the fall season of Portland Community College’s Experience Music Series will showcase a diverse array of genres and musicians. Now in its sixth year, the latest series of concerts and lectures is presented in conjunction with the Tuesday evening Music Appreciation class at PCC’s Rock Creek Campus. All concerts are followed by a question and answer session with the performers.

All sessions at Portland Community College, Rock Creek in the Forum Theater, Room 114 in Building 3, 17705 NW Springville Rd, donations appreciated, parking is $2.

Modern Jazz with Theoretical Planets Featuring George Colligan

George Colligan

Tuesday, October 15, 7:30 pm,

Portland jazz icon George Colligan is well-known as one of the country’s best pianists. He is also a master drummer and will lead his group, Theoretical Planets (with soprano sax, tenor sax and bass), in a concert of post-bop original music.

Colligan, a New York-based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher and bandleader, is known as one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. He was on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music and is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University. He was recently awarded an Artistic Focus grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to develop his work with this new ensemble.

Classical Pianist Susan Chan

Tuesday, October 29, 7:30 pm,

Chan has performed as a soloist and chamber musician on four continents, and actively promotes music from Asia and music written by women composers, in addition to traditional repertoire. She holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University and MPhil and BA degrees from the University of Hong Kong. She has also released three CDs and currently serves as Professor of Music and Piano Area Coordinator at Portland State University, where she is also founder and director of the PSU Steinway Piano Series.

Chan will hold a master class for PCC Rock Creek piano students on the previous Friday, Oct. 25, from noon to 2 p.m., also in the Forum. Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information about the series and Portland Community College Rock Creek’s music program, contact Series Coordinator Pam Beaty at pamela.beaty@pcc.edu, visit the music department website at pcc.edu/musicrc or the Series Facebook page at facebook.com/ExpMusicSeries.

Family Fall Festival 2019 & GiGi’s Playhouse Sneak Peek

Sunday, November 3, 1-6 pm, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 1640 SW Park Way, free

gigi's playhouse logo

Our mission is to help change the way the world views Down syndrome. We are doing this event for two reasons: The first is to raise awareness about children with Down syndrome and their families, and to spread the good news of the services that GiGi’s Playhouse will bring to the Northwest. The second is to raise funds to open the doors to this one-of-a-kind center.

GiGi’s Playhouse Portland will offer free therapeutic, educational, and vocational services to people with Down syndrome and their families, and most importantly it will be a physical space for people with Down syndrome and their communities to come together. GiGi’s Playhouses provide the community a place to serve, and serves the community in return. For more information on GiGi’s Playhouses, please go to our website: GiGisplayhouse.org/Portland.

Come visit Cedar Mill artists in their studios!

Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 11am-5pm, various locations.

art demo
Sherry Hanson at Village Gallery demo

The Washington County Art Alliance (WCAA) invites all ages to celebrate the 10th year of the Washington County Artist Open Studios Tour. This event is open to the public and is created to inspire the community by: Connecting, Creativity, Learning and fun!

See information about Village Gallery’s event in Business News. A hop from The Village Gallery of Art is WCCA member Annie Salness, demonstrating oil, acrylic, and mixed media arts at 12545 NW Coleman Dr. A skip away at 3541 NW 118th will take you to Botanical Impressionist, Mike Mason's creations. It’s just a jump from there to explore the pastel and oil fine-art stylings of Gretha Lindwood at 1830 NW 138th.

Neighbors, whether you can visit one or all of the studios on the Tour, an amazing art experience is just around the corner in our wonderful Cedar Mill! For more information about the Washington County Artist Open Studios Tour go to: www.washcoart.org or visit The Village Gallery Of Arts: www.villagegalleryarts.org.

Washington County Forum

Mondays, 11:30 am, Coyote’s Bar and Grill, 5301 W Baseline Rd, Hillsboro

washington county public affairs forum logo

Join us at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum! Founded in 1956, the Forum provides a place for the interchange of ideas on civic matters. Each week the Forum brings together community leaders, members, and guests who care about what happens in Washington County, the Metro region, and our state.

Doors open at 11:30 am, speakers start at noon and admission is free. Lunch is available to order from the menu.

Here are the Forum topics for October:

Monday, October 7

Affordable Housing: Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen, Washington County Commissioner Jerry Willey, State Representative Susan McLain. Land is scarce, housing prices are continually on the rise and young families are finding it harder to live the American Dream with home ownership. Regional policy makers will discuss what efforts are being implemented or considered to address the region’s booming affordable housing crisis.

Monday, October 14

State Treasurer Tobias Read will discuss his plans for improving the financial well being of all Oregonians.

Monday, October 21

Affordable Housing: Those affected by the region’s affordable housing crisis will give their perspectives on the policies being developed by local policy makers.

Monday, October 28

Affordable Housing: Housing developers, contractors and financers. Those in the business of building affordable housing structures will give their perspective on the policies being developed by local policy makers.

“Inside Washington County” radio show

Former Forum President Rob Solomon has developed an interview show featuring in-depth conversations with interesting and influential people in Washington County. You can also go direct to the website to listen to any or all the interviews archived there, or sign up to be notified when they post a new one. Original show plays Friday at 1:30 pm and is repeated the following Sunday at 5 pm.

Here’s the schedule for KUIK Radio 1360 am for October 2019:

Friday, October 11

Conversation with Tigard Mayor Jason Snider: Getting to know the new Mayor, Tigard’s plans

Friday, October 18

Conversation with State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward: Review of the last session, state issues

Friday, November 1

Felicita Monteblanco, THPRD Board Chair: Value of Parks, organization of THPRD

Red Cross blood drive

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood to help maintain a blood supply as diverse as the patients who depend on lifesaving transfusions. While most blood types fall into one of the major blood groups, for a portion of the population, finding someone with the same blood type can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack.

Patients who depend on frequent transfusions or with rare blood types are more likely to find a compatible blood match from a donor of the same race or ethnic group. Donors of all blood types, as well as all races and ethnicities, are needed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population. Appointments can be made by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

As a thank-you, those who come to give blood or platelets during the month of October will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants, courtesy of Tango Card. Terms apply; see www.rcblood.org/game.

WaCo Museum Free Family Mornings

Saturday, October 12, 10 am - 1 pm, Washington County Museum, located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd

WCM Huehca Omeyocan

Experience Aztec Chichimeca Dance, Art, and Ancient Instruments with Huehca Omeyocan

Experience pre-Columbian dance, art, and music! Eduardo Cruz and María Cortés are the directors of Huehca Omeyocan, a group dedicated to promoting cultural practices of the Mesoamerican people primarily focused on Azteca Chichimeca dance, music, and arts based on ancestral values.

Visitors will get to experience playing ancient instruments, see the colorful dance costumes, enjoy a dance demonstration, and view their art, which will be on display in the museum for the entire month of October. Eduardo and María hope visitors will gain awareness of pre-Columbian culture and connect with their identity and ancestors through the sounds of their music, culture, art, and dance. This is a bilingual Spanish-English event.

Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month from March through November the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed workshop led by teaching artists from the community. Workshops are drop-in with no registration required. Museum entrance is always FREE during these events, and includes access to all exhibits.

Create a Fire Escape Map of your home

October is Fire Prevention Month, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVFR) encourages you to be an everyday hero by creating and practicing a home fire escape plan today.

make a fire escape map today

This year, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape—Plan and Practice Your Escape,” focuses on the importance of knowing what to do in the event of a fire.

The two most common causes of Oregon residential fires in 2018 were cooking and heating, and the 3,122 residential structure fires resulted in 30 deaths, 125 civilian injuries, and $80 million in property and content loss.

The majority of people who die in a fire succumb to heat and smoke inhalation, not flames. Having working smoke alarms in your home greatly increases your chances of surviving a fire. Smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These alarms use strobe lights and/or vibration to alert residents.

Fire is nothing like what you see on television or in the movies. It produces dark and deadly smoke that can fill your home in minutes and can confuse you to the point that you never make it out. That is why every firefighter wears an air pack before entering a burning building and uses thermal imagers to search for victims.

Most fatal fires happen at night when people are sleeping. Working smoke alarms are designed to activate early to help ensure that you and your family have time to safely escape from your home.

We recommend drawing a map of your home with all members of your household, and marking two exits from each room and a path to your designated safe meeting place outside from each exit. One of those exits could be a window.

Once you have an escape map, have a home fire drill and practice using different ways out. We recommend closing doors behind you as you leave to help slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. It’s important to teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them. Families with infants, toddlers, and loved ones with mobility needs should make special plans to ensure everyone gets out safely.

Once outside, remain outside, and call 911. Never go back inside a burning building for anything. For more fire prevention tips and tools to create a fire escape plan, visit www.tvfr.com.

Viva Village public events

For information or to RSVP where indicated, contact vivavillageevents@gmail.com or 503-746-5982.

Women’s Coffee

Tuesday, October 1 & 15, 10 am. Jim and Patty’s Coffee, 4130 SW 117th Ave, Beaverton.

Nature Walk

Saturday, October 5, 9:30 am. Waterhouse Lake, 16185 Schendel Ave, Beaverton.

Village 101 Presentation

Saturday, October 12, 10-11:30 am. Elsie Stuhr Center, Cedar Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton.

Information for prospective members and volunteers. RSVP.

Aging with Grace: Navigating the Personal Journey of Aging

Saturday, October 12, 1:30-4 pm, Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Tickets for the public: $10. RSVP required.

Relating to Ourselves: Meghan Marty, licensed clinical psychologist and founder, Rose City Geropsychology. No cost for members and volunteers.

Thursday Night Social

Thursday, October 17, 6 pm. La Sen Bistro Vietnamese Grill, 2725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd,. RSVP.

Village Forum

Monday, October 21, 2-3:30 pm. Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 12555 SW 4th Street,

Enjoy folk, traditional, and classical music with five Village musicians playing flute, guitar, ukulele, and piano. RSVP.

Men’s Coffee Break

Tuesday, October 22, 10-11 am. Ki Coffee, 4655 SW Griffith Dr, #160, Beaverton.

Aging with Grace: Navigating the Personal Journey of Aging

Saturday, October 26, 1:30-4 pm. Stuhr Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Tickets for the public: $10. RSVP required.

Tools for the Journey: Panel Discussion and Workshop.

Used Book and Media Sale at Beaverton City Library

Thursday, October 10-Sunday, October 13, 10 am-6 pm, Beaverton City Library Main, 12375 SW 5th St

Join the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library (NFBCL) for their annual fall sale. The Friends will have thousands of used books, movies and music available for purchase at unbeatable prices.

Book-lovers will enjoy a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction titles in all genres and areas of interest. The Friends will have a large offering of children’s books and some foreign language items for sale, too.

A Members-only Night kicks off the sale, Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. NFBCL memberships will be available at the door. On the last day of the sale, everything is clearance-priced! Sale proceeds benefit Beaverton City Library.

For more information, visit www.BookCornerBeaverton.org or call 503-643-5188.

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. 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.

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