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Volume 8, Issue 9


September 2010

CMBA Member News

marvrindyrossRave in the Nave – Season Three opener!

Marv & Rindy Ross
Saturday, September 18, 7:30 pm

Top 40 hitmakers with Quarterflash, Marv & Rindy have gone on to great acclaim with their popular Trail Band concerts. Rave in the Nave is proud to present the Rosses in a rare intimate duo performance to kick off our third season.

Tickets are $15. Season tickets are $135 for 10 monthly performances or You Pick 5 for $67.50 available from the church office. Visit for more information, or call (503) 646-1598.

World of Smiles at area events

World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry will be hosting a booth at the Portland Walk Now for Autism Resource Fair on Saturday, September 25th. We'll also be rocking out at the 5th Annual Green Sprouts Fest on Sunday, September 26th from 10am – 5pm at Peninsula Park. Wear your silliest hat to our booth and pick up an extra prize!

We'll have our famous Brushing Dino and Brushing Monkey on display, and the first 100 kids to visit our booth will walk away with our fabulous new tee-shirts! Parents can pick up a tote bag filled with great information and a coupon for a complimentary visit for their children 2 and younger.

The World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry team believes that education and prevention lead to happy kids with healthy smiles, and we want to fill our world with smiles for everyone! Check out for more information about our community events, weekly blog posts, and educational sites for kids. We are always accepting new patients, so call to schedule your visit today!

watercolorVillage Gallery News

The September show will feature students of Village Gallery of Arts watercolor instructor Emma Achleithner. She says of her teaching, "We perceive a class to be comprised of an enthusiastic teacher who teaches and a number of students who are eager to learn. But it's not always that clear cut. Sometimes students will pull ahead of me, taking me down a path I have not been before. I allow the spigot of their muse to open wide and hope for a good outcome. In such cases a quote pops into my head—I must hasten after them for I am their leader." The show opens September 7th through October 3rd.

Dozens of classes for students of all ages and abilities are listed on the website,, or visit the gallery, 12505 NW Cornell, just east of the library. Call 503-644-8001 for more information. They're open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, noon to 4 pm.

September Organizing Tip

Beth Giles of NW Organizing Solutions asks: How much reading do you actually have time for? Be realistic in the amount of reading materials you bring into your home. Before you buy that new book, consider if you already have some unfinished or even unopened books you should read first. The public library is a wonderful resource for all kinds of books and the great part is that you return them when you're done so they don't need to take up your precious space.

If you have months of unread magazines stacked up or if the daily newspaper is rarely opened, then maybe it's time to cancel some subscriptions. This will save you space, money and the stress of seeing "undone" reading piling up.

Perhaps you don't want to throw out the magazine or newspaper yet because you still want to read a specific article. Remove just that article from the publication and place it in a "to read" folder and then recycle the rest. The next time you are going to be waiting for carpool, a doctor's appointment or plane, take along your reading folder and make your waiting time worthwhile. Many of the articles in these periodicals are also available on line, making them accessible anytime, and they are sometimes easier to locate by specific topic.

For help organizing any space in your home, office or workshop, contact Beth at or call 503-709-0791.

Show off your talent at the Farmers' Market

The Cedar Mill Farmers' Market seeks entrants for the annual Cedar Mill Talent Show, to be held at the Farmers' Market on Saturday, September 11. Entry forms are available at the market through Sept. 4, or call Dina Gross at 503-913-7733.

Troy Williver of Morrow's NutHouse will emcee the event with the help of Jill Trenholm, the main entertainer for the day, with her folksy pop style that market guests love. Troy, a fantastic musician in his own right, is going to join in for a few duets with Jill that day.

Cedar Mill is loaded with talented people, so there will certainly be lots of great entrants. Talent for the show does not have to be musical; as in the past, entrants can exhibit all kinds of talent, such as juggling, poetry recitation, caricature-drawing, and so forth. It is open not only to Cedar Mill residents, but also to those who frequent the Cedar Mill Farmers' Market.

A panel of judges will determine which entrants get the prizes, but they are certain to be influenced by audience response, so people should come out and cheer for their favorites. The Talent Show will be held casually throughout the day, from about 10 through 12:30, with prizes to be awarded near the end of the market day.

St. Pius X Knights of Columbus support causes

Knights of Columbus Council #12656 of Cedar Mill presented a check for $4600 to St. Pius X Parish in support of the church building fund. Grand Knight Walter Long presented the donation to Reverend Craig Boly, pastor of the parish. Another $4600 was donated to the local St. Vincent de Paul group to provide food and other benefits for families in need throughout the suburban Portland area.

The Next Chapter on Fashion

A fashion show and tea to benefit the Cedar Mill Community Library will be held on Friday, October 22, at 11:30 am at the Christ United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Second Edition Resale Shop. Raffle tickets are also available for a beautiful handmade quilt, donated by Janis Bowen.

Everyone attending last year had a wonderful time at the "Novel Fashion Show and Tea" and we expect to have a repeat performance this year during "The Next Chapter." All fashions in the show are from the shop, and community members serve as the models.

BBQ continues at the Market

Burnt Ends BBQ will be at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market each Saturday through September 18. Each week our menu will include Pulled Pork and Chopped Beef Brisket along with something different each week. Purchase a sandwich at the market, or buy a pound or two to take home for dinner.

Have a special event coming up? Give us a call or drop us an email, we'll cook up something wonderful for you. Keep up with us on Facebook or check out our blog, Questions? Call us at 503.641.6680 home/office, or 503.680.7624 cell, or email

Bible Church offers family finance course

Do you earn or spend money? Are you juggling house payments, buried in credit card debt, wading through monthly bills, and feeling like you're barely keeping your head above water? Or do you feel like you're in the midst of smooth waters financially?

No matter what your situation, you can benefit from the wisdom of Dave Ramsey, a nationally-syndicated radio talk show host and financial advisor. Dave offers sound financial guidance and direction based on biblical principles.

Financial Peace University is a 13-week course on financial stewardship developed and taught by Dave Ramsey. This course is geared for everyone, no matter where you are in your financial journey.

The cost is $98 for the membership kit, which includes a workbook. However, anyone may attend the first class for free on September 12. Classes are held each Sunday from 9:00 to 10:15 AM at Cedar Mill Bible Church, 12208 NW Cornell. Please call the church office (503 644-3156) to register.

Virtue of the Month: Helpfulness

"Helpfulness is doing useful things for others—things that make a difference to them, no matter how small. It is taking the time to be thoughtful, reflecting on what people truly need and assisting them respectfully. We help others by doing things they cannot do for themselves.... It takes courage to ask for help when we need it." Linda Kavelin-Popov.

How can we, in Cedar Mill, help each other develop a business community? How can we show the thoughtfulness and respect we have for one another? How do you ask your students to be helpful? What does helpfulness look like in your home?

Find out how you can help the world using the five simple strategies of the Virtues Project. Schedule your two-hour team building workshop presentation in September and get a free deck of Virtues Educator's Cards.

See you at the Farmer's Market on Sept 11 and Sept. 25. 10:30 am-1 pm., Delaram Hakiman-Adyani, M.Ed. 503-267-0202

Spruce up your dining table

This month, Les Couleurs de Provence is offering half-off all table runners. These colorful and practical fabric strips are available at the Cedar Mill Farmers' Market every Saturday, or contact Mireille Nett at 503-679-1681. See them at

CMBA and Bales team up to thank Saltzman road crew

On Friday, September 3, Bales store manager Vince Lucibello and CMBA Admin Virginia Bruce hosted a lunch for the hard-working and cheerful crew of Northwest Earthmovers Inc., who have been transforming NW Saltzman Road into a modern thoroughfare. Bales provided grilled hamburgers with all the trimmings, chips and soft drinks. NEI Project Manager Greg Kinnaman expressed the workers' appreciation.

The crew worked overtime to finish the majority of the paving by the Labor Day weekend, but work will continue through the fall to put the finishing touches on the project, including hooking up the new stoplight at Dogwood.



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