Living Here Briefs: Thursday, Sept. 7
Affordable art shown at County Fair Complex
The third annual Affordable Art for Everyone show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Main Exhibit Hall at the Washington County Fair Complex.
More than 80 artists will offer ceramics, glass art, jewelry, paintings, photography, woodwork, fiber art and more. All work in the show is priced at less than $100, and admission is free.
Celebration parade has environmental focus
The 60th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade, presented by Bob Lanphere's Beaverton Honda, is Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. This year's theme of "Be Green in '17" will showcase all that Beaverton is doing to be more sustainable and to make a positive difference on the environment.
"We're encouraging community members to buy wise and use less to conserve resources and live a greener lifestyle. The parade is a great way to promote this important message," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I can't wait to see what participants come up with. It's going to be fun for everyone in attendance."
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Southwest Wilson Aveenue and Allen Boulevard, and ends at Griffith Park. The seventh Annual 5K Parade Run will start the day's festivities at Griffith Park at 9 a.m. To participate in the run, register at HYPERLINK "https://www.imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventOverview.aspx%3FfEID%3D65890"www.IMAthlete.com/events/bpr.
Meant to celebrate what the city calls Beaverton's "welcoming, vibrant and diverse community," the parade features festive floats, marching bands, dance groups, local celebrities and more. This year, more than 80 local businesses and organizations will walk, dance or drive through the city. In recognition of the Beaverton Neighborhood Program's 30-year anniversary, neighborhood leaders will hand out free shower timers to attendees to encourage water conservation.
In the spirit of being green, the city is encouraging attendees to walk, bike or take public transportation to the parade. Recommended routes are bus numbers 52, 76 and 78. For more information, visit www.trimet.org.
Masonic group hosts diabetes golf tournament
The Grand Court of Oregon Order of the Amaranth will host a golf tournament at Hillsboro's Meriwether Golf Club to benefit its diabetes research foundation on Sunday, Sept. 17. In addition to golf, the event will include a silent auction, lunch, a banquet and more.
The Order of the Amaranth is a fraternal and philanthropic organization comprised of both men and women with Masonic affiliation. The Amaranth Diabetes Research Foundation has donated over $15 million dollars to the American Diabetes Association since its founding in 1979.