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SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

...In Inner Southeast Portland


SEPTEMBER 2

“Homeschool Book Party” at the Sellwood Library. Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-10! Make new friends, talk about great books, and make book-related crafts. A special gathering just for you, this afternoon, 1-2 pm, at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. Bidwell Street at 13th.

SEPTEMBER 3 “Back to School” theme at Moreland Farmers Market. Celebrating Back to School at the nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market this afternoon, there will be live music, arts and crafts for the kids, and lots of goodies to sample. Also visit the Info Booth to get your first entry into the September monthly raffle (no purchase required, win up to $50). The Moreland Farmers Market runs from 3 to 7 pm every Wednesday afternoon during the season, located at the corner of S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 14th Avenue, on the parking lot of Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial. SEPTEMBER 6

Annual Reed Neighborhood Picnic at noon. This year’s Reed Neighborhood Association Picnic starts at noon today in what is known unofficially as “Cody Park”, S.E. 34th at Raymond Street. BBQ, games, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go online: www.facebook.com/ReedNeighborhood – or e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SEPTEMBER 7 Brooklyn “Ice Cream Social” today. The 12th annual Brooklyn neighborhood “Ice Cream Social”, presented by the Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood association, is 1-4 pm at Brooklyn Park on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue south of Powell. Music by the Yamhillbillies, and Ice Cream Bars for 25 cents! Everyone welcome. For kids and families: Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival! Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Harvest Moon Festival), one of the oldest and best-loved holidays in many parts of Asia, today from 3 to 4:30 pm at the Woodstock Library. It’s free! Join with friends and family to hear stories of the festival, participate in fun craft activities, watch traditional live performances, and feast on mooncakes! The library is situated on the corner of S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard.

SEPTEMBER 14 Westmoreland Food Drive for FISH Emergency Services. Moreland Presbyterian Church is hosting a week-long neighborhood Food Drive to benefit FISH Emergency Services, starting this morning. Especially needed are canned foods such as vegetables, fruits, soups, chili, and tuna; and packaged foods such as peanut butter, cereal, rice, and pasta. Food donations can be dropped off at the church this morning or on the morning of September 21 – or Monday through Thursday of this week, from 9 to 4. Moreland Presbyterian Church is located at 1814 S.E. Bybee Boulevard. Call 503/234-8404, or go online to: www.morelandpresbyterian.com.

All Saints’ annual Ice Cream Social. At noon today, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, presents its annual free Ice Cream Social. “We will be making Ice cream sundaes, and enjoying each others’ company. Also registering for the new Sunday School year. We use the Montessori-based Godly Play format.” Open to all. SEPTEMBER 16 “Pageturners” book group meeting for adults. For today’s Woodstock meeting of the Pageturners Book Group, read “The King of Lies” by John Hart. Then engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Free. Tonight, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Woodstock Branch Library, S.E. 49th at Woodstock Boulevard. SEPTEMBER 17

Harvest Festival today at Moreland Farmers Market. The nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market celebrates the autumnal equinox and the start of fall this afternoon with apple and pear treats, live music, arts and crafts for the kids, and games. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your fall and winter gardening questions. The Moreland Farmers Market runs from 3 to 7 pm every Wednesday afternoon during the season, located at the corner of S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 14th Avenue, on the parking lot of Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial. Online at: www.morelandfarmersmarket.org.

SEPTEMBER 18 Breakfast Forum this morning studies judicial system. The monthly “Breakfast Forum”, created and moderated by Woodstock resident Ann B. Clarkson, today at its September meeting will include a discussion by David Tyer of “ideas for change in our judicial system at the highest level”. The meeting is 7:30-8:30 am this morning in the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Library, 5441 S.E. Belmont. The Breakfast Forum is an informal group whose members meet monthly to learn about and discuss political issues in respectful ways. Members choose both topics and speakers. No registration required. Free. For information call 503/774-9621. SEPTEMBER 20

Second annual all-comers Eastmoreland-Reed College Dog Show. This afternoon at 2 pm, the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association and Reed College invite dog owners from the Inner Southeast area to bring their pooches to this special party, on the Reed College campus “Quad” near the new Performing Arts building. No cost to enter or watch the show, but T-shirts will be on sale in adult and children’s sizes for $10 each to help cover expenses (buy three, get the fourth one free). Dogs can be entered in six categories: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Owner-Dog Look-Alike, and 3 more. To enter the show: Simply stop by the Reed campus Quad at noon today to get your lanyard and number. T-shirts are half-price ($5.00) to competitors and will be available the day of the show in the Quad. To order a T-shirt (“we deliver!”) or for more information, e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For families and kids: Make your own Treasure Map. Whether or not you are a pirate, it's always good to remember where you hide your treasure. Make a special map using a variety of techniques and materials. Alter the paper to make it look old – then use pens, watercolor, and crayon resist, painted papers, stamps, and fasteners to build secret flaps, and more. No two maps are alike. When you are done, roll up your map and tie it securely! A free activity today, noon till 2 at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. Bidwell Street at 13th. Introduction to the NCI Charrette System for the Woodstock neighborhood. This free lecture, 2-3:30 pm at the Woodstock Library, will explain the charrette – a multiple-day collaborative design process – that will be used to benefit the Woodstock neighborhood in October. The presentation will cover the pre-charrette and charrette process that will engage the entire Woodstock community in the creation of a vision for the central Woodstock area. Case studies will explain how the charrette process works, and how people will be involved before and during the charrette. Free, but registration required; register in the library, or by calling 503/988-5234. The Woodstock Branch Library is on the corner of S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard.

SEPTEMBER 26 “Girl Be Heard” show tonight in Sellwood. “Girl Be Heard”, based in New York City, performs tonight at 7:30 pm at the Sellwood Playhouse, 901 S.E. Spokane Street. Sponsored by the nonprofit Well Arts Institute, which uses theater as a vehicle to empower young women, addresses such issues as bullying, homelessness, mental health, body image, self-esteem, race, and identity. Tickets are $20 at the door, with a $3 discount for seniors and students. Online at: www.wellarts.org – or call 503/459-4500. SEPTEMBER 27

New featured exhibit at OMSI opens: “Animation”. Starting today in the Featured Hall at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, step into the exciting and visually rich world of animation. From concept to finished product, visitors explore the science behind storyboarding, character design, voice acting, sound effects, and video editing, while larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibit – which was created by the staff at OMSI, in cooperation with the Cartoon Network. OMSI is on S.E. Water Avenue, on the east bank of the Willamette River, just north of the Ross Island Bridge. Look for the big red tower. “Light Painting” class for teens at Sellwood Library. At this special free class for teens in grades 6 to 12, from noon to 1:30 pm today, wear dark clothing and use a light source like a flash light or a bright phone and start painting! Paint your name or a message, using light as your brush. Capture a photograph of your own light paint image to take home and share. It’s super fun and easy, and you’ll learn simple techniques you can do at home. At the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. Bidwell Street at 13th.

OCTOBER 4

Annual “Blessing of Animals” in Woodstock. This afternoon at 2 pm, everyone is invited to bring their pets for blessing, in the spirit of St. Francis, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 40th at S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. Free. For information, call 503/777-3829, or go online to www.allsaintspdx.org. Annual induction ceremony for Oregon Music Hall of Fame, at the Aladdin. The concert and auction associated with this year’s inductions into the (nonprofit) Oregon Music Hall of Fame occurs at 7 pm tonight at the Aladdin Theater, a half block south of Powell Boulevard on S.E. 13th in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Featured artists will include Nu Shooz, Tracy Grammer, and the infamous Dr. Demento, who was known as Barry Hansen when he was a Reed College undergraduate. Funds raised are used for charitable purposes. For details, or to buy tickets, go online to: www.omhof.org.