Big Truck Day returns to Reed neighborhood: Green Drop Garage, which characterizes itself as "Portland's eco-friendly car repair shop", announces it is bringing back "Big Truck Day" for kids and families – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 11 – "featuring trucks of all shapes and sizes. Trucks that take people into the air, trucks that go over large rocks and boulders, trucks that dump, and trucks that put out fires. Kids and adults can climb aboard the trucks, explore, and meet the people who operate them. In addition, there will be games, music, food trucks, and ice cold treats from Stellar Pop." It will take place at Green Drop Garage's Reed neighborhood location, 5321 S.E. 28th Avenue.
Sellwood Flower Shop opens "Flower School": Sellwood Flower Shop, a block and a half south of Tacoma Street on S.E. 13th in Sellwood, announces that everyone, from curious amateurs to seasoned professionals, can explore the latest trends in floral design through "FlowerSchool Portland", a new program of courses and workshops. LauraLee Symes explains, "'FlowerSchool Portland' will be bringing leading experts from around the world to Portland to share innovative ideas and inspiration from the cutting edge of the floral design world. All classes are open to everyone, and will feature an abundance of hands-on practice, using fresh and locally sourced flowers provided by Sellwood Flower Co. Classes and workshops meet in a light-filled studio above the flower shop in Sellwood." For more information on "FlowerSchool Portland", or to register for classes, go online – www.flowerschoolportland.com
New hair salon has retro design: Loretta Calahan writes, "My daughter just opened a hair salon at 8015 S.E. 13th Avenue, next to the Sock store. It's called Karma Bunny Salon. Shanti Speer, the owner, remodeled the 80-year-old space, and found that it was originally a barber shop – probably from the 20's or 30's. She has salvaged materials from Sellwood and Inner Southeast Portland homes slated for demolition. Many of the materials at Karma Bunny Salon are from those homes." For more information, the website is – www.karmabunnysalon.com