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Volume 16, Issue 12
December 2018


December 2018 Community News

Comment now on Metro’s draft 12-year plan for garbage and recycling

Imagine manufacturers reducing the use of toxic materials in their products and packaging. Imagine expanding services to help people reuse and repair stuff instead of tossing items into the trash. Imagine more comprehensive collection services for everyone - regardless of where they live.

These ideas are among 19 specific goals and 105 related action items found in the draft 2030 Regional Waste Plan. Anyone who lives in greater Portland can read and comment on it before it’s finalized and presented to the Metro Council for adoption at this link.

The deadline to provide comments is December 21.

Library News

Escape Room

Saturday, December 8, 2-4 pm, Cedar Mill Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd. Free

For children ages 11-18. Please register by calling 503-644-0043 x114

Dr. Johnson is a world-renowned scientist and your team hopes to learn a lot at his development class. Yet you learn that Dr. Johnson has been working on a serum that endangers the entire world. If you and your team don’t find where he has hidden the antidote, who knows what his serum will do when released. You have 45 minutes to find the antidote and save the world.

Grow Your Skills at the Library

Adult Outreach Book Group Co-Leader

Two-person teams guide monthly book discussions at local senior living communities. Two positions open: Regency Park Book Group (near St. Vincent Hospital) and Laurel Parc Book Group (near Bethany Library) meeting one Thursday a month from 10:30-11:30 am.

Children's Outreach Check-in

Tuesdays, 12-2 pm, Cedar Mill Library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd.

Our Bookshare Children's Outreach program serves thousands of kids in over 50 childcare sites, getting new books into their hands every month.

2nd Edition Cashier

Our boutique resale shop makes $150,000 annually for the library; that buys a lot of books! Cashier needed, Sunday & Friday afternoons.

Board of Directors

We have one spot open on our 11-member volunteer board, a great post for those interested in serving a thriving non-profit. The board meets once a month. Apply by going to the 2nd Edition Resale website, click “Volunteers At Second Edition”, then click the green “Apply Now” button.

Improved Online Catalog

new library catalog

Your new WCCLS catalog brings together the best of the web and the best of your library:

  • Better search: Discover the amazing items in our libraries with search that works like the rest of the web, using natural language searches like new kids movies.

  • Easy ways to browse: Find new titles, award winners, and recommended reads.

  • A personalized experience: Create a custom username and create “for later” shelves to keep track of titles you want to read in the future.

  • An online community of readers: Rate and review titles, create lists of recommendations, and follow library staff and other users.

  • Shareable content: Email new favorites to friends or easily share on social media.

  • Make sure to have your library card number and password handy. Think of an easy-to-remember username that you will create during your first login. (Don't worry, you can change it at any time and still use your library card number in the future.)

For more information, visit www.wccls.org.

DAR meeting

Thursday, December 13, 6 pm.

The Daughters of American Revolution in Beaverton is having its December meeting. Allison Mudrick from Assistance League of Greater Portland will discuss Operation School Bell that provides school clothes for underprivileged children in the Beaverton, Hillsboro and Portland School Districts. Please contact us at BeaverChapterDAR@gmail.com for directions.

Park District Winter Registration Begins

Ready…Set…Register! Registration for Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s winter programs, classes, and activities begins Saturday, December 8 at 8 am for in-district residents. Registration for out-of-district residents begins Monday, December 10 at 8 am. Park district residents have two ways to register:

Register by going online at www.thprd.org/portal. Online registration runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and requires an online account. Don’t have one? You can set up your online account at www.thprd.org/activities before Dec. 8.

Register by calling at 503-439-9400. Phone registration runs from 8 am-6 pm on Saturday, Dec. 8 and noon-4 pm on Sunday, Dec. 9.

All registrants need a current THPRD residency card and class information when enrolling. Find out if you’re in district at www.thprd.org/activities/am-i-in-district.

Find class descriptions, schedules, registration instructions and forms in THPRD’s 2019 Winter/Spring Activities Guide. The Activities Guide is available online at www.thprd.org/activities/activities–guide. Print copies can be picked up at any THPRD facility, Beaverton-area libraries and other community locations.

This year, THPRD is proudly offering Centro de Bienvenida, a walk-in welcome center for Spanish-speaking patrons on Dec. 8 from 8 am-12 pm. Centro de Bienvenida will be held at the HMT Complex in the Dryland Room at 15707 SW Walker Rd.

The Immigrant Story Scholarship

You are invited to apply for The Immigrant Story Scholarship, a stipend of $1,000 offered to students with an interest in journalism that addresses immigrant and refugee issues.

Immigrant Story logo

Five scholarships will be given for the calendar year 2019. Applications are open until January 2.

The Immigrant Story chronicles stories of immigrants in order to document and archive the voices of troubled humanity in a short, human-interest story format. Our reach extends across multiple channels, including websites, social media and public presentations. In short, we believe in telling stories that can change the world.

As an Immigrant Story Scholar, you will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of publishing, working with experienced editors and writers to interview sources, do related research, and write human interest stories. You will be paired with a mentor who will guide you through each step of the writing process as you work toward becoming an independent member of The Immigrant Story team. You will finish with your own portfolio comprised of eight to 10 published stories.

Learn more about the details of our scholarship requirements and application process here. Please share this information with anyone at your organization or school who may be interested.

PCC Music

Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Choir Concert

Tuesday, December 4, 7 pm, Forum Theater, Room 114, Building 3, at 17705 NW Springville Rd., parking is $2

The Portland Community College Rock Creek music program presents the Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Choir concert.

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jason Palmer, will present jazz classics such as Weather Report's Birdland and many other exciting tunes. The Jazz choir, directed by Jason Sabino, is a new ensemble at PCC excited to present their first performance.

For more information about the concert please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu or call 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s events page at pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.

Choir concert

PCC Rock Creek Choir

Thursday, December 6, 7 pm, Forum Theater, Room 114, Building 3, at 17705 NW Springville Rd. Parking is $2 (permits are available at parking machines). Donations to support the music program are appreciated.

Please join the Portland Community College Rock Creek Choirs, directed by Samuel Barbara, for a fun and festive concert featuring music from around the world, and other holiday choral favorites. We will kick off the holiday season with an evening of uplifting and energetic vocal music.

This concert is intended to raise awareness of PCC Rock Creek’s music program. In addition to community members, students in the ensembles represent a broad range of majors including performance, theory, piano, instrumental and vocal majors.

Symphonic Band and Chamber Ensemble Fall Concert

Monday, December 10, 7 pm, Forum Theater, Room 114, Building 3, at 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland, parking is $2

The Portland Community College Rock Creek Symphonic Band and Chamber Ensemble will present a Fall concert.

The Symphonic Band, directed by Travis Freshner, is comprised of students and community members who will perform a vigorous program of marches and other band repertoire, including Fantasy on Yankee Doodle by Mark Williams, Hope Remains Within by Zachary Cairns and Third Suite by Robert Jager.

The Chamber Ensemble, directed by Tracey Edson, will perform classical pieces from Bach to Beethoven.

For more information about the concert, please contact Jason Palmer at jason.palmer@pcc.edu or call 971-722-7869, or view the music department’s events page at pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.

The college also offers many classes that are open to the public regardless of previous experience in music.

For more information, please contact Samuel Barbara at samuel.barbara@pcc.edu or call 971-722-7867, or view the music department’s events page at pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.

Washington County Public Affairs Forum

Mondays, September through June, 12 pm, Coyote’s Bar & Grill, 5301 W Baseline Rd, Hillsboro, Free

Lunch is available to order from the menu. Following the speaker, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Asking questions of our speakers is a privilege of Forum membership.

Memberships are easy to get—you are one click away from purchase or renewal: washingtoncountyforum.org/membership/

On December 10, Hilary Uhlig, the state legislative lead, will present Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and Students too! She will present topics of guns, kids, attitudes, and activism.

On December 17, Frank Brown, Environmental Health Licensure Supervisor (Washington County) will present Food Safety in our County -What’s being done to keep us safe?

The next meeting will be January 7, but details are not yet known.

The Forum has collected several gift cards ranging in value from $10 to $50 for food and beverages at the Golden Valley Brewery. We will give these out on December 17 when we draw from purchased raffle tickets. Tickets are on sale at every meeting through December 17. Tickets are $1.00, 6 for $5.00 and 20 tickets for $500- we consider that purchase a donation.

Viva Village December 2018 Events

Some events are open to all, and some are for members and volunteers. To learn more about becoming a member or about volunteering, visit the website. For information, or to RSVP and/or register, contact www.vivavillageevents.org or 503-746-5082. To see a complete list of November events, go to www.vivavilllage.org; click on Calendar.

Nature Walk (open to all)

Saturday, December 1, 9:30 am, Bethany Lake-Rock Creek Trail, 5118 NW 185th Ave., Free

Women’s Coffee (open to all)

Tuesdays, December 4 and 18, 10 am, Solace and Fine Espresso, 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160, Beaverton.

Creating Table Decorations (members and volunteers)

Tuesday, December 4, 2-4 pm. Private home in Central Beaverton. RSVP for the address and to reserve your spot.

Viva Village Holiday Luncheon (members and volunteers)

Thursday, December 6, 12:30-2:30 pm, Murrayhill Recreation Association Hometown Center, 11010 SW Teal Blvd. Beaverton.

Appetizers, main course, side dishes, and drinks will be provided. Members and volunteers should bring a dessert to be shared.

Village 101 Presentation (open to all)

Saturday, December 8, 10-11:30 am, Elsie Stuhr Center, Cedar Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton.

Information for prospective members and/or volunteers.

Chocolate Candy Making Party (members and volunteers)

Monday, December 10, 12:30-3 pm, Private home in Bethany area. RSVP for information and to reserve a place.

Life Stories (members and volunteers)

Tuesday, December 11, 1:30-3:30 pm. Private home in the Vose Neighborhood (Beaverton).

Share holiday memories and seasonal pastries while getting to know fellow Viva Village members and volunteers. RSVP for the address and to reserve your spot.

Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond (open to all)

Wednesday, December 12, 1 pm. Fresh Grill Burger and Fries, 8845 SW Cascade Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton. RSVP recommended.

Viva Colorista (members and volunteers)

Thursday, December 13, 1-2 pm, 4905 SW Griffith Dr. #104, Beaverton, RSVP.

Quilters and Knitters Interest Group (members and volunteers)

Thursday, December 13, 1-2:30 pm, Private home in Westbrook neighborhood. RSVP for address.

Work on personal projects while sharing ideas and expertise.

Thursday Night Social (open to all)

Thursday, December 20, 6 pm. Café Murrayhill, 14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr. #103, Beaverton. RSVP.

Line 50 schedule changes

TriMet is changing the schedule to improve connections with MAX and to provide more reliable times.

Morning Loop: trimet.org/schedules/preview/w/t1050_1.htm

Evening Loop: trimet.org/schedules/preview/w/t1050_0.htm

ESPD Advisory Committee accepting applications

Cedar Mill and the other areas of Urban Unincorporated Washington County are served by the Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District (ESPD). The Advisory Committee works with Sheriff Garrett and other officials from WCSO to review and offer recommendations regarding the level and type of police service in the ESPD. We are seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds to represent our communities. Committee members serve a three-year term and must reside or own a business within the ESPD. Applications can be completed online or by contacting Lori Larson: 503-846-2694. The deadline is Monday, December 31 at 4:00pm.

Monthly Landlord Forum

monthly landlord forum logo

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30-8 pm, PCC Willow Creek. Free, registration required

Each month, October through May, the Westside Crime Prevention Coalition hosts training forums for landlords and property owners on topics including basic tenant laws and contracts, as well as special topics such as service animals and habitability issues. The topic for December is "They're Gone, But What Now?" dealing with final accountings and abandoned property procedures. Sessions are conducted by area attorneys who specialize in landlord-tenant law.

The goal of the training is to afford residential rental property owners and managers an opportunity to learn how they may better recognize and address possible criminal activity on their property as well as obtain better understanding of police perspective when it comes to maintaining a safe property. Attendees are also able to network with other rental property owners and managers in the area who often share common concerns and questions.

The Westside Crime Prevention Coalition is a joint team of law enforcement agencies including the Forest Grove Police, Beaverton Police, Hillsboro Police, Tigard Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

PlanetCon: A Recycle and Swap Event

Saturday, January 12, 11 am-2 pm, Quatama Elementary School, 6905 NE Campus Way, Hillsboro

Join us in January 2019 for a free community recycle and swap event in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Bring Your Own Bag to take home some free items from our Swap. You do not need to bring something to take something. Swap your working but unwanted Holiday items from lights and ornaments to unused Seasons Greeting cards.


These are a few of the items that can be recycled at the event, visit the website for a complete list and instructions.

  • Polystyrene (often called Styrofoam) collection—Look for resin code #6. This includes block styrofoam, packing foam, foam clamshells, foam coolers, egg cartons, coffee cups and meat trays of any color.
  • Plastic Bags & Film Collection—Bring grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, ziplock & other re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. If plastic film stretches when you pull it with your fingers, it’s okay to recycle. Other plastic items that can’t be recycled at curbside are also on the list.
  • ?Household batteries—Bring in your batteries in sizes AAA through D, 9-volt, button, and larger. Batteries may be either rechargeable or non-rechargeable. Please bag lithium-ion batteries separately and tape their contacts if possible, due to potential fire risk. Batteries must be from household (non-commercial) use.
  • ?Computers & Electronics—Drop off unused and non-functioning electronics from the list on the website at no charge.

This event is free, but we are taking donations of warm winter clothing for those in need. This includes children through adults. We will also accept small cash donations ($5 or less) to assist with event costs. This FREE event is brought to you by the Westside Master Recyclers with the support of Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling and the Hillsboro School District.

Create your own monotype print at the Museum

Saturday, December 8, 10 am-1 pm, Washington County Museum on the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd.

For the final Free Family Morning event of 2018, join us to create one-of-a-kind prints on paper with a real printing press! Artists Michael and Roxanne McGovern will lead participants of all skill levels through the monotype printing process, from adding ink to the printing plate to running paper through the press. Participants will also have exclusive access to a special micro exhibit of historic toys from the Washington County Museum collection that the museum’s curator has created to provide inspiration for this unique family activity!

Facility Note: This event will take place at PCC Rock Creek in Building 3, Room 103 in the Print Studio. Museum visitors can always park for free in the museum’s lot on the east side of our building, as well as in PCC Rock Creek’s parking lot A (free only on Saturdays). From there it is a short walk to the print studio and directions will be available at the museum. Museum, studio, and pathways are ADA accessible.

Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed workshop led by a teaching artist from the community. Museum entrance is always FREE during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits.

The Free Family Mornings series is generously supported by the Oregon International Air Show, with additional support from Beaverton Rotary.


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