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Portland-based money expert Shell Tain speaks on managing client expectations at this months AHB meeting in Sellwood.Assn. of Home Businesses hears "Manage, not just meet, client expectations": One of AHB's favorite speakers, Ms. Shell Tain, will speak at its April 19 meeting in Sellwood, open to all. Shell says, "Learning how to manage instead of simply meeting your client's expectations is a sometimes subtle, and often necessary, strength to develop. At the very least it creates calmness and predictability for both you and your clients! We will be exploring some very practical techniques around managing expectations. Some which you might not expect!" The meeting includes dinner, and will be held on the evening of April 19 – it's always the third Thursday of the month – 6-9 p.m., at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino Street, one block south of Tacoma, in Sellwood. Guests pay the members' door fee of $10, which includes the buffet supper. Call 503/232-2326 to RSVP, please, for meal planning; include any food restrictions. More information online at:

"8 Mistakes to Avoid when Navigating College Admissions": Umpqua Bank in Sellwood presents a free community seminar on the "8 Mistakes to Avoid when Navigating the College Admissions Process" for prospective college students and their parents, presented by Sellwood-based college admissions coach Jody Bothe whose home-based business is "College Counseling 4 U". The seminar will be Thursday afternoon, April 26, 4-5 p.m., at the Sellwood Umpqua Bank branch, across the street from the Sellwood Branch Library, at the intersection of S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street. There will be time for Q-and-A. Although the program is free, pre-registration is requested – and can be done in the bank.

"The Stor Room" advises of a street change by the city: The large self-storage facility on the corner of S.E. 17th and Holgate Boulevard, "The Stor Room", extends on both sides of 18th Avenue south of Holgate – and advises that PBOT has decided to make the stretch of 18th from Holgate to Schiller a one-way street, southbound only. Those seeking to use 18th to access their storage units on the east side of 18th will now have to go to Holgate on S.E. 17th, and then make two right turns to do so. For more information, call "The Stor Room" at 503/231-1061.

Moreland Farmers Market at same location for 2018: After an extensive and unresolved search for a new location for the popular nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market, based upon the fact that the south parking lot at Wilhelm's Portland Memorial had been sold for a residential development project, the Market's Board has now arranged to hold the market for one more year on Wednesdays on that same parking lot at S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 14th Avenue – starting May 9th and running through October 24th, 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Market Manager Lannie Kali tells THE BEE "The new property owner has been very generous with us." Meantime, the Market's Board of Directors says it is developing a plan for when the Market is unable to continue using that parking lot, but it is not revealing what it is, to avoid confusion this year. Look for the Market this season right where it was last season. One of the nature photos taken at the Rhododendron Gardens in the Reed neighborhood by photographer-instructor Jennifer Costello. Portland photographer teaches nature photos at Rhody Gardens: Jennifer Costello is a Portland photographer who is also reportedly teaches Portland's only photography classes, which she does in her periodic "Portland Photo Tours". She has arranged to teach nature photography at Portland Rhododendron Gardens this month, on Wednesday, April 28th, called Nature Photography at Crystal Springs, and is enrolling now. The two hour class at 5801 S.E. 28th Avenue costs $79, and can also be given as a gift. Bring your own camera – advanced, smartphone camera, or just point and shoot. Having a tripod might be a good idea, but is optional. No experience necessary. For more information, or to enroll, go online –

Woodstock residents present Dulcimer documentary: Patricia Delich now lives in Woodstock with her husband Wayne Jiang – and they're both filmmakers and podcasters. They will be screening their documentary film "Hearts of the Dulcimer" at the Hollywood Theatre on Monday, April 16. Before the 7:30 p.m. screening, they will be having a live concert (starting at 7 p.m.) with dulcimer players Joellen Lapidus ("she made Joni Mitchell's dulcimer") and Aaron O'Rourke ("today's top premier player"). And, both these artists are in the film. The duo will hold a Q&A after the film. A DVD of the film is available. For background on the movie and excerpts, go online:

Free talk about "paper flooring": Lisa Raymer of Milwaukie advises that she will be giving a talk about "paper flooring" at the Sellwood Community Center – S.E. Spokane at 15th – on Saturday, April 21, 10 to 11 a.m. She asks all those who doubt that paper flooring can really work to a free 1 hour introduction as to "why paper really does work, and to see beautiful, durable surfaces you can create. Find out what qualities the paper has that aren't available in mainstream commercial flooring today. Counter tops, too. Find out about a special cement skim that allows you to cover over old tile, no demolition needed, then apply a paper floor on top. Bring an open mind and prepare to be amazed." For more on the subject, go online –

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