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Volume 14, Issue 6
June 2016


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Modern Home Tour comes to Cedar Mill

Saturday, June 4th 11am-5pm

Modern Home

The 2016 Portland Modern Home Tour will give area-residents the rare opportunity to explore eight incredible modern homes in the City of Roses and meet the local architects behind the designs. Modern Home Tours also welcomes the Architecture Foundation of Oregon as the tour’s non-profit partner for the first time.

The Cedar Mill home is located at 12225 NW Old Quarry Rd. Designed in the mid-fifties by Architect Frank Shell for a local doctor, this is an impressive example of a mid century modern home. Shell established a wonderful indoor/outdoor relationship in all areas of the house, resulting in a palpable feeling of connection to the beautiful site. The house has been featured in Sunset Magazine & Better Homes and Gardens and has been used for several photo shoots for local businesses.

You need to purchase tickets to attend the tour: $35 in advance online; $40 on the day of the tour. An after-party will be open to all tour-goers after the tour at a location and time TBA. For details on all participants and to buy tickets, visit:


Grow Fresh Vegetables This Summer in the BSE Community Garden

Each summer we assign garden boxes in our School Community Garden to families and members of the community. This is a fun opportunity to grown fresh veggies while keeping our garden in good order. Please consider taking over a box this summer.

Boxes will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. E-mail: Kelly Ward at


Harrington visits CPO 1

Tuesday, June 14, 7 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

Our Metro Councilor, Kathryn Harrington, will update us on the work Metro is doing in the region.

Liz Paulus, Web Services and Reference Librarian at Cedar Mill Community Library, will present an update of what is happening at the library, including their relatively new tool lending service called “The Library of Things.”

Meetings begin with community announcements, an update from the Sheriff’s Office, and an open-mic time for attendees to voice concerns or observations. Open to everyone, the CPO is a chance to find out what’s going on in the area, learn more about how our government operates, and have your concerns heard.



Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm, southeast corner of the Safeway parking lot

Members of the Cedar Mill Business Association are signing up now to participate in the CMBA booth at the weekly Cedar Mill Farmers Market. Some members have merchandise to sell, others just want to let the community know about their offerings. Be sure to visit the booth—sometimes there are samples!

This is just one of many benefits of belonging to the CMBA! If you operate a business that serves Cedar Mill, and would like to participate, visit the CMBA website for more information and a membership application.



League of Women Voters Washington County group forming

After an absence of ten years, Washington County will again have an active unit of this venerable and valuable organization. The previous group disbanded after the aging members found they didn’t have the energy to recruit members.

According to Kathleen Hersh, LWVOR Membership Director, “The Portland League has recently been approached by several people in Washington County requesting that a unit be formed. Two members currently on the state board live in Washington County, and can provide background and expertise. They also agree that there should be a League in a county that is so important to Oregon. We have been excited by the interest and turnout at the two preliminary meetings that have been held.”

The League’s purposes are to influence public policy through education and advocacy. It encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide.

If you’re interested in learning more about the group and getting involved, please contact Josie Koehne, 503-866-3346 or The unit will have its first meeting this summer, TBA.


Awesome Hour

Tuesday, June 21, 7-8 pm, The Market of Choice in Cedar Mill

The official "office hour" of the Awesome Beaverton & Beyond Chapter of the Awesome Foundation is just around the corner! Interested in applying for a grant? Meet the Trustees, network with other "doers of good" in your community, and congratulate the summer $1000 Awesome grant winner and learn how YOU can help their project be realized! You can even come early (6-7 pm) and attend the free Awesome Proposal Workshop and get help organizing YOUR idea into an Awesome proposal. For more information, visit

Basketball player shooting hoops


Special Hoops Camp

August 25-27, 9 am-2 pm, Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, 15707 SW Walker Rd

Hoops Camp is a non profit, 100% volunteer-based camp with no paid staff. This is their 23rd year of doing camps for adults and children with special needs. The camp is “unified” which means they invite ALL boys and girls from ages 6-12 without special needs to also attend. Many of their volunteers, coaches and participants are from the Beaverton School District. For more information visit


Israeli folk dancing at Leedy Grange!

Mondays, June 13, 7:30-9:30 pm, and June 20, 7- 9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd.

Learn and enjoy beginning and intermediate level dances brought to you by Sue and Friends the third Monday of each month, and at an extra session as posted, for just $6 at the door. The first hour will entail beginner dances and moving into the second hour will be intermediate dances. For details please visit Portland Israeli Folk Dance News at, or email Sue at


Eat Smart! Movie Series

A farmer and his dog posed for a photo.

Saturday, June 18, 7 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman.

Our June offering, “Betting the Farm,” follows Maine dairy farmers who lose their contracts with a milk company and suddenly have no way to sell their milk. Faced with the probability of losing their farms, the families band together and try to launch their own milk company. They courageously fight the odds and overcome problems in order to build something better for their families and the customers who drink their milk.

Join the community for this film series which you are unlikely to experience anywhere else. The films are free and donations are accepted!


TVF&R Offers Safety Tips to Beat the Heat This Summer

As warmer temperatures are expected to continue this summer, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighter paramedics remind individuals of all ages to limit their exposure to the sun and heat, and take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. Unlike traditionally warmer parts of the country, many Oregon homes lack air conditioning, and people aren’t accustomed to dealing with extreme heat.

Those most at risk include infants, young children, seniors, and individuals with certain medical conditions such as diabetes. “Complications can result from sunburns,” says Division Chief Mark Charleston. “People with sunburns tend to dehydrate. Avoiding dehydration is an important part of maintaining blood sugar levels.”

TVF&R encourages people to limit sun exposure, avoid getting sunburns, and wear shoes when walking on hot pavement to eliminate the chance of getting burns on their feet. Drinking plenty of water and cool fluids and avoiding alcohol will also help to prevent dehydration. Heat also adds stress to the body while people carry out their daily activities and exercise. Working out earlier in the day and shortening that workout to compensate for the heat will limit that stress.

Warning signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, headache, and fainting. Signs of a heat stroke may include high body temperature; red, hot, dry skin (no sweating); rapid pulse; headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion; or unconsciousness. If you see these signs, seek medical attention and attempt to cool the person with a cool bath or shower, or find a shady or air-conditioned location.

For additional safety tips, visit


Viva Village Events

The public is invited to participate in any of these events. It’s a great way to meet Viva Village volunteers and supporters in informal settings, and find out more about this organization helping seniors find the support they need to age in place.

Saturday, June 4, 9 am, Cooper Mountain Nature Park, 18892 SW Kemmer Rd., Beaverton

Nature Walk/Wildflower Hike: Enjoy an amble or a 3-mile hike. For more information visit and click on “Calendar,” or call 503-841-2358.

Thursday, June 9, 7-8:30 pm, Private home in the Central Beaverton area

Village 101 Presentation: Learn how older Beaverton area residents can safely and securely remain in their own homes as they age. Near Murray and 6th Avenue, RSVP to or call 503-312-7675.

Thursday, June 16. 6-8 pm. Giovanni’s Restaurant. Corner of Hall and Broadway

Social Gathering: RSVP to or call 503-644-7417.

Tuesday, June 28. 9:30 am, Java Lounge, NW Cornell and NW Dale Ave

Men’s Coffee Break: For more information contact Ross Miller, 503-713-3563


Washington County Forum Schedule

Mondays at 11:30 am, September through June, Peppermill Restaurant, 17455 SW Farmington Rd. in Aloha

In June, the Forum’s last month until September, they have some interesting programs! They are especially excited to welcome President Abraham Lincoln on June 6!

There is no charge for the meetings. Speakers start at noon; lunch is available to order from the menu. Following the speaker, there will be an opportunity for Forum members to ask questions.

Monday, June 6, The Forum will have a very special event. All Forum members and guests will be invited to play reporters at an 1865 Press Conference. After a 20-minute presentation by President Abraham Lincoln, the President will take questions about events in that time period (i.e. this all takes place before Trumps and Clintons were born).

Other events in June include…

Monday June 13: Lee Dobrowolski, “Washington County’s Family Justice Center”

Monday June 20: Dr. James Moore, “A review of the Primary Election, and a look at the November Contest”


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