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Volume 16, Issue 7
July 2018


July 2018 Community News

Celebrate summer with THPRD and Beaverton’s outdoor events

The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District and the City of Beaverton have teamed up to bring you a full schedule of events, so there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the park district and great Beaverton locations all summer long! For a full calendar of events go to THPRD.org/summer-celebrations.

Shakespeare at The Stuhr

Saturday, July 7, 6-8:30 pm, 5550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, free

Join us on the back lawn for a fun, energetic rendition of Romeo and Juliet. Audience members are encouraged to play along. All ages-- bring the kids!


Thursday July 12, 6-8 pm, Arnold Park 11770 SW Blanton Street, Aloha, free

A Bend, OR based high energy dance party band, described as “rockified tropical dance.”

Seymour Baker Band at Cedar Mill Park

Thursday, August 9, 6-8 pm, Cedar Mill Park, 10385 NW Cornell Rd, free

This group of veteran musicians plays songs from the past 60 years with a wide range of styles including Blues, Americana, rock, country and gospel.

Hit Factory featuring Patrick Lamb

Thursday, July 26, 5:30-8 pm, The Beaverton Round, 12600 SW Crescent St, Beaverton, free

One of our area’s most fun dance bands, always gets the crowd on its feet!

Party In The Park

Saturday, July 28, 11 am-4 pm, Terpenning Complex, 15707 SW Walker Rd.

THPRD transforms the complex into an all-day festival of free activities including drop-in sports, swimming, crafts, games, climbing walls, inflatables, and more. The day starts with an untimed Family Triathlon at 9 am and includes demos by Beaverton Police Department’s popular K-9 unit.

Food and drink will be available for purchase. Most activities will run rain or shine.

Beaverton Night Market

Saturdays, July 21 and August 11, 5-10 pm, The Beaverton Round, 12755 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, free admission

Join us for a night full of live music performances, ethnic foods, and arts & crafts from 50+ local vendors representing cultures from around the globe!

Learn more about all these events and more on the THPRD web page.

Viva Village July Public Events

For Information or to RSVP where indicated, contact vivavillageevents@gmail.com or 503-746-5082. To see a complete list of July events, go to www.vivavillage.org: click on Calendar.

Women’s Coffee

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, July 3 and 17, 10 am. Solace and Fine Espresso, 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160, Beaverton.

Nature Walk: Willow Creek Nature Park

Saturday, July 7, 9:30 am. 1069 NW Waterhouse Ave., Beaverton. RSVP

Dine Around Beaverton & Beyond

Wednesday, July 11, 1 pm. Fresh Grill Burger & Fries, 8845 SW Cascade Ave. Suite 100, Beaverton.

Welcome Walkers Hiking Group

Thursday, July 12, 9:30 am, Nike Trail, meet at east side of Beaverton Creek Park & Ride, SW 153rd Ave & SW Millikan Way, Beaverton

Thursday, July 26, 9:30 am, Waterhouse Trail, Meet at east side parking lot Merlo Rd. MAX Station SW 158th Ave. RSVP

Village 101 Presentation

Saturday, July 14, 10-11:30 am, Elsie Stuhr Center, Cedar Room, 5550 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton. RSVP.

Information for prospective members and/or volunteers.

Thursday Night Social

Thursday, July 19, 6-8pm, Antoni’s Restaurant, 10765 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton, RSVP.

Men’s Coffee Break

Tuesday, July 24, 10-11 am. Solace and Fine Espresso, 4655 SW Griffith Dr., #160, Beaverton.

CPO 1 hears about THPRD Park acquisition and development

Tuesday, July 10, 7 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman

Jeannine Rustad, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Superintendent of Planning, will visit with us to explain district policies around the acquisition of new land for parks, and schedules and priorities for development of existing properties.

We’re also hoping to bring in someone to discuss dog parks, however THPRD’s representative says planning isn’t far enough along yet to discuss their efforts.

CPO 1 is a volunteer-run group that helps people learn about and have a say in land use and other livability issues in Washington County. Open to anyone interested in learning more.

Interactive Development Map

We’re back on track with keeping our interactive development map updated, thanks to volunteers Ken Peters and Shirley Keller. Are you curious about something going on in your neighborhood? Visit the map, look for the colored shapes and lines, and you’ll be able to get the details. Find neighborhood meetings, development applications, road projects, and other information to help us all keep track of what’s going on.

Washington County Resistance

Thursday, July 26, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, contact for location

Build community with fellow neighbors interested in pursuing local actions to stand up for justice, equity, and environment. Guest speaker Jasmine Love, Catlin Gabel’s Director of Inclusion and Outreach will facilitate a conversation entitled “Intersectionality: The key to Reducing Racial Anxiety.”

Contact jess.angle@gmail.com for details.

Indivisible Cedar Mill

Wednesday, July 11, doors open at 6:30 pm for an hour of socializing, meeting 7:30-8:30.

Our July meeting will host two guest speakers, Kathryn Harrington, candidate for Washington County Commission Chair, and Rachel Goward of Washington County Dems, to discuss the value of canvassing to Get Out the Vote.

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.

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

Weigh in on Metro’s Regional Transportation Plan

Metro is preparing a 2018 Regional Transportation Plan that will establish priorities for state, federal and regional funding and help set the stage for the new and expanded options for people and products to get where they need to go. Projects are submitted by city, county, regional and state partners and evaluated for what they will do for the people and businesses of greater Portland.

Do the investments in the project lists match your transportation priorities? What other ideas do you have on how to continue improving the region’s transportation system? Comment now through August 13.

Your input will be shared with policymakers as they work together to finalize the policies, strategies and project lists in the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan. Find out more about the RTP at www.oregonmetro.gov/rtp.


Folk dancing at Leedy Grange Hall

Mondays, July 2, 16 & 30, 7-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Road, $6 single / $10 couple

Join in for exercise and fun folk dancing with Sue & Friends. Enjoy Israeli and International dances with this friendly group. Now that school is out bring your tweens & teens. Everyone welcome, no partner is necessary. 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.

Library News

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries are presenting a series of concerts in July to celebrate Summer Reading! Geared toward kids but fun for the whole family. All events take place from 10-10:45 am

Bethany Fountain, 4720 NW Bethany Blvd

Monday, July 9: 123 Andres

Monday, July 16: Jenks

Monday, July 23: Aaron Nigel Smith

Monday, July 30: Angel Ocasio

St. Pius X Community Center 1280 NW Saltzman

Wednesday, July 11: Jenks

Wednesday, July 18: 123 Andres

123 Andres

Wednesday, July 25: Angel Ocasio

Wednesday, August 1: Aaron Nigel Smith

Jenks creates super rad rock music for kids! With awesome live music shows and bodacious fire juggling, Jenks is ready to entertain your family!

123 Andres will rock your socks off with his high energy songs in Spanish & English. Billboard magazine calls him “a rockstar for little language learners.”

Aaron Nigel Smith works to educate, entertain and empower youth around the world through music. Come enjoy his original reggae, folk, and funky songs.

Get ready to laugh at the silliness of funny man Angel Ocasio. Angel performs zany comedy, music, magic, juggling and interactive play with the audience.

THPRD Nature Mobile: Pollinator Power!

Saturday, July 14: 10:30-noon, Cedar Mill Library

Bees and other pollinators have one of the most important jobs in the world. It’s been said that for every three bites of food you take, you should thank a pollinator! Find out the hidden secrets of plant pollination and how plants and pollinators work together.

Repair Fair

Saturday, July 28, 1-4 pm, upstairs meeting room at Cedar Mill Library

Join your neighbors for coffee and a chance to fix that broken lamp, favorite jacket, or stuffed animal at the Repair Fair. This free event is open to ages 16 +.

Repair Fair PDX brings volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing. Volunteers can spend at least 30 minutes tinkering with your belongings.

Bring: Broken items and replacement parts; clean garments or textiles that need repair; curiosity, patience and a DIY attitude.

Please note: Repair Fair volunteers will do their best to fix your item. If it’s too complex, they may not be able to complete it. Participants are served on a first come, first served basis. If you bring multiple items, only one can be worked on at a time. Volunteers cannot do alterations, but they can sew on a button or mend a tear, hole or seam.

Check in with the registration table when you arrive, and prepare to enjoy the satisfaction of fixing things.

Celebrate 10 Years of Ten Tiny Dances

Saturday, July 14, 10 am-1:30 pm, Central Beaverton by The Round, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, free

tiny dances

Beaverton is celebrating 10 years of Ten Tiny Dances. This public event features a wide variety of dancers who represent modern, contemporary and traditional ethnic dance forms.

This year, Ten Tiny Dances presents the work of 10 exemplary choreographers on five 4’ x 4’ stages in non-conventional sites. This event engages, surprises, delights and perhaps challenges the community around art in public spaces. New this year, each of the five stages will be placed near The Round. Performances begin simultaneously on each of the five stages and will repeat every half hour. Visit all five stages and you will experience a total of Ten Tiny Dances.

After the fifth round of dances completes, the public is invited to an artist talk-back at the BG Food Cartel stage to chat with Ten Tiny Dances founder Mike Barber and event choreographers/dancers, as well as learn more about the creative process behind the event. For more event information, including performer descriptions and specific stage locations, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TTD.

Cedar Milers anniversary celebration

Saturday, July 7, 10 am-4 pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, free

The Cedar Milers Walking Club will celebrate its 30th anniversary as a Volkssport club with a walk through the Cedar Mill area. There will also be cake!

All Cedar Mill area members, especially those who may have had a role in the making of the club or who participated in the club and its walks, are welcome to join us in the upstairs meeting rooms of the library. We’d love to hear your stories about the club and it’s early days of walking. Come walk with us! You can contact Dar Parrow at dar.parrow@gmail.com if you have any questions or special memories of the club. Hope to see you there!

“The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith”

Friday, July 27, 5:30 pm, Cedar Mill Library’s upstairs Community Room, RSVP 503-267-0202, free

The Gate movie poster

In the midst of religious intolerance and extremism, one religion—the Bahá’í Faith—offers a path toward world peace by advocating the oneness of humanity’s major religions. Now, this groundbreaking documentary tells the amazing, little-known story of the origins of the Bahá’í Faith.

The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith recounts the founding of this new world religion in Persia by a Prophet known as The Báb. In the mid-1800s, Jews, Christians and Muslims alike were awaiting the imminent arrival of a Divine Messenger. Beginning in 1844, the Báb’s message, which included then-controversial ideas like the oneness of major religions and the empowerment of women, spread like wildfire across the region amidst this religious climate.

However, His groundbreaking new message presented a threat to religious and political leaders of the time, resulting in relentless persecution of the Báb and His followers. The Báb’s message ultimately triumphed with a growing number of faithful; today, the Bahá’í religion is practiced throughout the world by over five million people.

Combining dramatic reenactments with interviews of renowned historians, religious scholars and Bahá’í Faith experts, The Gate: Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith celebrates the brief, exciting life of a prophet and the indelible impact His message continues to have on the world today.

Green Bag Lunch Series: Unlocking the Power of Habit for Sustainability

Tuesday, July 17 noon-12:50 pm, Washington St. Conference Center, 102 SW Washington Street, Room 109, Hillsboro, must RSVP by July 10

brainHave you ever struggled to change an old habit or start a new one? This training shares some of the basics of how habits work and how to start or change them. We will break down what a habit is, how it works in the brain, and what the best tricks for changing it are. During this class, start working on a habit related to sustainability that you want to change and take away a plan to get started. Based on the popular book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Watch this short video for a summary of the book!

Join Sustainability Program Education Coordinator Jen Nelson for this training. Feel free to bring your questions about sustainability at work and home. Jen earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, where she also completed her law degree, both with a focus on environmental law and ethics. She later changed career tracks to education by pursuing an environmental sciences degree at the University of Illinois. Drawn by the mountains, rivers and ocean of the Pacific Northwest, Jen has been sharing ideas for conservation and sustainability with farmers, families and colleagues in Washington County since 2010. She’s excited to share what she has learned about changing her own habits and how these skills can be applied at work or at home to put our values into action.

Green Bags are open to the public so please feel free to share this event widely!

Please be sure to rsvp to sustainability@co.washington.or.us no later than July 10 if you’d like to join us.

Steampunk: An Art Invitational

July 12 - August 30, Washington County Museum, on the PCC Rock Creek Campus: 17677 NW Springville Road. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and every Second Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm, free

Demonstration Day: Saturday, August 11

A cow skull and steampunk accessories

Experience a fantastical world where Victorian era art and technology merge with the limitless imagination of regional artists. This exhibition combines the artwork of many local talented tinkerers with real museum artifacts!

The Steampunk genre spans fine art, music, comics, movie and television sets, fashion, toys and video games, and themed parties. When you visit you will walk into a world of sculpture, photography, costumery, furniture and amazing accessories that will transport you into alternate realities. Punkers’ work spans many materials and themes -- from repurposed trash to hi-tech, from Wild West to Horror & Sci-Fi, Asian, Nautical and anything in between. Look out for moving parts, kooky characters and fantasy come to life!

Many of the pieces in the exhibit will also be available for sale. A catalog with artist bios and price lists will be available.

The Washington County Museum ignites the imagination for the enrichment of our community. For more info, visit www.washingtoncountymuseum.org.

email: info@washingtoncountymuseum.org, or call: (503) 645-5353.

Beaverton School District adopts new Gender Identification Code for 2018-19

Gender "X" is a gender-neutral term used to indicate a gender identification that is not exclusively female or male. The “X” provides a third option for people with non-binary gender identifications and those wishing to not identify either female or male. Families can now mark the gender identification that best fits their student.

The Oregon Department of Education, in a step towards greater gender inclusivity, will implement this change in all public schools in the 2018-2019 school year. Three gender options F (female), M (male), and X (non-binary), will be available on student registration and verification forms. A non-binary gender option is now recognized on the Oregon Driver’s License, Oregon Identification Cards, Oregon birth certificates, and public school forms.

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