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Volume 18, Issue 1
January 2020


Business News January 2020

World of Smiles

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World Of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is thrilled to introduce a new pediatric dentist to the team! Dr. Michelle Yang was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, but she thinks of Portland as her home. She has been here since she was fourteen. Dr. Yang fell in love with seeing kids while practicing as a general practitioner in Denver, Colorado, and was inspired to pursue an additional two years of training in an accredited pediatric residency program to become a pediatric dental specialist.

A Child’s Way Open House Events

Open House Saturday, January 18, 10-12 pm for the parent-child two’s classes and all other preschool/kindergarten classes.

A Child’s Way Kindergarten-Preschool continues to be a center of family engagement in the Cedar Mill area by creating learning opportunities for all. Families enjoy sharing time together whether out on the large, manicured playground or in the classrooms participating in a “Sing Along” this time of year.

Parents and children have many options to enrich their experiences at A Child’s Way. In addition to attending NAEYC accredited classes, children may sign up for on-site classes such as gymnastics classes taught by Jump Start Gymnastics, or parent-child music classes by Beaverton Music Together. The second and fourth Wednesdays at 11:45am are rockin’ at A Child’s Way with the popular children’s music group, Micah & Me (public invited—$5).

Parents (public invited) will be attending a four-part speaker series on Literacy called “Pre-Reading Superpowers” offered by Nancy Spaulding, children’s librarian from the Cedar Mill Library. Part “One” of the presentation in the series will be held at the Bethany Public House on Thursday, February 6, 7-8:30pm. If you would like to attend please RSVP to achildsway@gmail.com. The speaker presentation is for adults only.

This vibrant, active community of families embraces a play-based philosophy. This doesn’t mean that children aren’t immersed in academics throughout their class session. Academics are integrated into every part of the children’s day. To experience the magic in the classroom, prospective parents are encouraged to schedule a tour/observation in a classroom by contacting achildsway@gmail.com or call (503) 644-8407 to schedule or attend the upcoming Open House.

Fall 2020-2021 registration for new families begins at the Open House. Registration is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunset Credit Union 6th Annual Community ‘Shred-It’ Day

Friday, January 17 or Monday, January 20, 9-4:30 pm, 1100 NW Murray Blvd

If you have old financial statements, bills, etc. that you want to shred, bring them to Sunset Credit Union’s ‘Shred-It’ Day. You can get up to two shopping bags or banker's boxes shredded for free. Simply bring the documents you want shredded to Sunset Credit Union on either day and your important documents will be securely shredded and sent out for recycling. This is a fabulous opportunity to get rid of tax documents (2009 and older), old financial statements and outdated personal records at no cost. To learn more, send an email to cuteam@sspfcu.com.

Please note: Items will be securely stored in the Sunset Credit Union facility until they are shredded onsite via a mobile-shredding truck on Tuesday, January 21.

Sunset Credit Union is a not-for-profit full-service financial institution serving anyone who lives, works or attends school in Washington County. To learn more, stop by their office located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd, give them a call at 503.643.1335, or visit their website at www.sspfcu.com.

CMBA Tax Topics

Tuesday, January 14, 11:45–1:15 pm, Ackerly at Timberland, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr.,

We invite local businesses to join us for lunch. The featured speaker will be Lee Owen, CPA from Dougall Conradie, LLC who will cover important tax topics for 2020. Dessert will be provided by Electronics Unlimited. First time guests are welcome to visit at no charge.

The Cedar Mill Business Association (CMBA) is a unique organization that is a combination of a Chamber, Business Networking Group, and a Charitable Organization. We strive to create value for both our members and the communities we serve with our Monthly Meetings, Shop Local Directory, and through our donations to the local Community. Our service area loosely covers businesses in and around Cedar Mill, including the Bethany, Peterkort, Timberland shopping centers, as well as other businesses along the Sunset Corridor. Many of our members are Service Providers, Small Businesses and Solo-Preneurs.

More information, and a full listing of our members can be found at our website cedarmillbiz.com.

Orangetheory Fitness


The Transformation Challenge (TC) is an eight-week challenge inviting members and anyone new to transform their body with Orangetheory Fitness. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the event. TC will begin on Monday, January 20, and runs through March 15.

For more information or to sign up for the event, contact the studio at 503-427-1915. Special rate available until January 17.

Bethany Family Pet adjusts Saturday hours

Starting January 1, 2020, we will change our Saturday hours to be open from 7 am-5 pm. This is a change from our usual hours of 8 am-6 pm. Our Monday-Friday hours and Sunday hours will stay the same. We are hoping this gives our clients and staff more flexibility for their Saturdays. 

Learn more about our practice at our website: bethanyfamilypetclinic.com/

Gardening classes at Dennis 7 Dees

All classes are free, and require pre-registration. All are at the Cedar Hills store, 10455 SW Butner Rd

Flowering Indoor Plants: Care & Selection

Saturday, January 11, 10 am

Learn how to choose and care for indoor flowering plants for long-lasting, “living” bouquets. In addition to basic orchid care, we will talk about how to grow other popular indoor flowers, including African Violets, Kalanchoes, Bromeliads, Anthuriums, and more!

Seeds & Seed-Starting for Beginners

Saturday, January 18, 10 am


Starting plants from seed can be fun and economical, and it is often the best way to find unique or heirloom varieties to grow. Learn about supplies, planting dates, critical timing information, and ways to extend your harvest to have a successful and bountiful season. Featuring Hudson Valley Seeds

Cornell Family Dental announces merger

Randall Freed DMD, longtime Cedar Mill dentist, announces a merger with the practice of his daughter, Lindsay Freed Brown, whose office is next door to his at 12887 NW Cornell. The merger will provide extended office hours and a wider variety of dental services and technologies.

Connect with them at www.cornellfmailydental.com or 503-646-9687.

Touchmark public events

Touchmark in the West Hills invites the public to participate in the following complimentary events. To attend, RSVP to 503-954-1640. Touchmark is located adjacent to Southwest Barnes and Leahy roads at 840 SW Touchmark Way.

2020 Trip to Ireland

Tuesday, January 7, 12 pm

Is exploring Ireland on your bucket list? Here’s your opportunity to hear from Premier World Discovery about all the fun planned for this April trip.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, January 8, 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.

Art Presentation: Meet the Artist

Thursday, January 9, 7 pm

Younie’s “Ardea Heroias” is among the commissioned artwork on display at Touchmark.
Younie’s “Ardea Heroias” is among the commissioned artwork on display at Touchmark.

Wesley Younie is a Portland artist inspired by the natural world around us. Using patterns, glitter, fake plants, and gold leaf, he wants to take viewers on an adventure. Younie’s “Ardea Heroias” is among the commissioned artwork on display at Touchmark. He will share what inspires him along with some of his recent work. He believes, “As the natural world continues to disappear, we need to save and respect our natural places.”

Lunch and Learn: Healthy Eating

Monday, January 13, 11:30 am

It’s widely understood that nutrition plays a significant role in health and disease. Students from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine will share the newest information about diets, healthy eating for older adults, and how to eat to support your health.

Caregiver Dementia Support Group

Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 pm

This supportive group of individuals meets the fourth Wednesday of each month to share the challenges of living with and caring for someone who has dementia.

The Ackerly public events

All listed events are open to the public, but do require an RSVP—call 503.350.3400. The Ackerly is located at 11795 NW Cedar Falls Drive across from the Timberland Center.

Senior Fitness Class

Wednesday, January 8, 22, February 5, 2-2:45 pm

Fitness class geared toward 55+ age group. Focus is stretch, strength and maintaining or increasing mobility and balance.

Seller's Market Seminar

Saturday, January 11, 10:30 am

Downsizing, Packing, Moving—Great tips and strategies. Real Estate—What is the market doing? When is the best time to sell your home? Drinks and bites provided.

Infinity Rehab Wellness Talk :Water – The Key Nutritional Component

Thursday, January 30, 1 pm

Do you know the health benefits of proper hydration? Do you know what dehydration is and how it can be harmful to you? Are you drinking enough water? Not sure? Then come to this month’s Infinity Rehab Wellness Talk to learn all about the importance of water to you and your health!

Village Gallery of Arts

For more details and information on any of these events, please check our website or call the Gallery: www.villagegalleryarts.org, 503-644-8001. The Gallery is located in the east end of the building that houses the Cedar Mill Library, at 12050 NW Cornell.

Second Sunday Artist Reception

Watercolor by Featured Artist Kathryn Oliver-Garnett
Watercolor by Featured Artist Kathryn Oliver-Garnett

Sunday, January 12, 2-4 pm

Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments while browsing the new show! The featured artist is Kathryn Oliver-Garnett using watercolor and pen and ink. The featured artisan is Teresa (Terry) Marie Misley, who does mixed media using repurposed materials for mosaics, stained glass, jewelry, and a variety of other items. Member artists are invited to submit works in acrylic for the January Media Focus Wall.

Children's Shodo Classes

Mondays, January 13, 20, and 27 or February 3, 10, and 24, 4:30-6 pm or 6:30-8 pm

Kids can express their creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques. Children ages 6-14 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. Call or visit website for class supply list and more information.

Children’s Creative Reuse Art Class

Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, and 30 or February 6,13, 20, and 27, 3:45-4:45 pm

Children, ages 7-11, explore their creative potential in a fun, playful and safe environment to learn various art techniques and create fun craft projects, which will be taken home to share with family and loved ones. The class will focus on the process rather than the product. This allows students of varying skill levels the opportunity to explore their creativity in a low-pressure environment. We will help develop their artistic ability on how to create forms of art by making new things out of old things. Your child will explore a variety of art mediums depending upon the reuse/repurposing supplies available. Our goal is to encourage each student to utilize the creative reuse (upcycling/repurposing) method and create useful and beautiful items from materials that would otherwise be discarded. Our hope is for the students to share this process with their friends and family.

Painting with Brooke Walker-Knoblich

Tuesdays, January 21 and 28, or February 18 and 25, or March 24 and 31, 10-1 pm

Appropriate for any medium; Students of all skill levels welcome.

Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel.

This class will be a general themed painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. 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.

Improve Your Watercolor Painting Techniques

Mondays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 9:30-12:30 pm

Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor

Are you ready to take your painting skills to the next level and bring passion to your watercolors? Join Mary Lehner to explore fresh ways to invigorate your style. We will be painting from Still Life imagery in this 5-week session. Mary will demonstrate and discuss the journey from static to lively interpretations in watercolor. This class is not so much about technique as it is about letting the watercolor medium work to your advantage by slowly learning to "go with the flow." Students will paint from primarily still life imagery and photo research, learn to "see" the subject matter in a new light, use looseness and color contrast to enhance dimensionality, layer paints to keep colors fresh and not muddy, and use light, shadow, color reflections and composition to learn to paint in a visually expressive and interpretive style. Feel free to call the artist directly with questions at 949-468-9574 or email her at mary@lehnerfineart.com. Supply list and further details on website, or call the Gallery.

Painting Studies of Architectural Subjects

Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, and February 6, 9:30-12:30 pm

Intermediate to Advanced Watercolor

Join Mary Lehner to explore fresh ways to invigorate your style. We will be painting from architectural photo research and imagery. Mary will demonstrate and discuss the journey from static to lively interpretations in watercolor. This class is not so much about technique as it is about letting the watercolor medium work to your advantage by slowly learning to "go with the flow." Using primarily photos of architectural elements, students will learn to "see" the subject matter in a new light, layer paints to keep colors fresh and not muddy, use looseness and color contrast to enhance dimensionality, and use light, shadow, color reflections and composition to learn to paint in a visually expressive and interpretive style. Feel free to call the artist directly with questions at 949-468-9574 or email her at mary@lehnerfineart.com. Supply list and further details on website, or call the Gallery.

Cell Phoneography & Snapseed: Snap, Edit, Share Phonemera Magic!

Saturday, January 11, 9:30-2:30 pm

Beginner level; Bring a sack lunch, or there are nearby options for lunch if you wish.

Bring a fully charged cell phone and/or iPad or Tablet with Snapseed app installed. Truly phoneography has become an art form of its own! Professional photography trainer Rebecca Benoit will help us explore tools in our phone cameras that you probably didn't even know about! Learn to adjust focus and exposure, use burst mode, understand HDR and more. We will also cover fundamentals necessary to create juicy photos such as composition, exposure, focus and lighting and how to use the tools in your phone to make the most of these variables. We'll also play with some fun accessories such as wide angle, macro and telephoto lenses. After a lunch break, we'll explore Snapseed, a terrific, free, easy-to-use image editing/sharing app. By the end of this workshop, you will understand the fundamentals of getting great photos, the capabilities of your phone or tablet camera, the use of an image editor and how to tie them all together to create and share compelling images.

Altered Book Blackout Poetry Workshop

Saturday, January 18, 10-3 pm

Beginner level; Please bring your lunch to maximize workshop classroom time.

In this one-day workshop, Virginia Sumner will help you explore a variety of techniques to alter old and outdated hardback books you have salvaged for this exciting artistic endeavor. Blackout poetry gives each altered book a new life full of meaning by selectively adding illustrations and removing text. Bring a variety of the supplies you have on hand or wish to work with, including 2-3 hard or soft back books. For complete supply list and further suggestions, please see website or call the Gallery.

Paint Birds in Watercolor

Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, and 19, 9:30-12:30 pm or 6-9 pm

All Levels Welcome - a wonderful time to continue and add to your watercolor skills!

Learn to paint birds in watercolor using traditional techniques with Mary Burgess. Classes will focus on bird features including faces, feet, feathers and interesting backgrounds. Classes are built around specific exercises and handouts are included to support the concepts taught during each session. Each student receives individual guidance and attention. Email Mary Burgess for supply list: maryhazelb@hotmail.com. Please see website or call the Gallery for further details.

Jumpstart that Journal Workshop

Saturday, February, 10-3 pm

Beginner level

Shake off the post-holiday and winter doldrums in this workshop, taught by Virginia Sumner, full of vibrant color designed to jumpstart our journals. Create quick backgrounds and interesting page layouts for your journals. We will work with Dyan Reaverly’s Dylusions line of ‘blendable acrylic paint’, ink sprays, and creative journals. Layering, blending, stenciling, and various journaling techniques will be used to "Jumpstart that Journal." Bring a variety of the supplies you have on hand or wish to work with; please see specific supply list on our website or call the Gallery. Please bring your lunch to maximize workshop classroom time.

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