EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood-wide Yard Sale: Today through Sunday, the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood is having its own neighborhood-wide Yard Sale, with 17 different sales registered at the time THE BEE went to press. Any updates and more details about locations will be posted at – www.facebook.com/CrestonKenilworth – and for those not members of Facebook, and unable to view the page, the neighborhood is also online directly – www.creston-kenilworth.org
For adults – free Tech Help at the Woodstock Library: Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes this afternoon (or every Monday afternoon at the same time this month) with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and more. If you need help with a smartphone, iPad, or tablet, please bring it with you, along with your username and password, or they may not be able to help. It's free, but registration is required; register in the Woodstock Branch Library, or by calling 503/988-5123. The hours are 4:30-6:30 p.m. this afternoon, and every Monday afternoon this month. The library is on the corner of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard and 49th Avenue.
"Transportation planning" on Woodstock agenda: Tonight at the Woodstock Neighborhood Association 7 p.m. meeting, Francesca Patricolo – Transportation Planner with PBOT –will speak on "Citywide Transportation System Planning, and how it affects local neighborhoods". Open to all at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 S.E. 43rd Avenue, just north of Woodstock Boulevard.OCTOBER 4
River Plan, South Reach forum – "Preserve and Restore": The latest public forum on the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's efforts to update the Willamette River Plan, South Reach portion, is this evening, 6-8 p.m., at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino, a block south of Tacoma Street, in Sellwood. Free and open to all. If you are interested in the subject, please come.
Southeast's largest single Yard Sale: Today and tomorrow, Westmoreland Union Manor residents again hold their latest Yard Sale, open to all. "Our efforts at lightening our load happen twice a year, and this year the second one is today and tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, at Westmoreland Union Manor, 6404 S.E. 23rd Avenue – just north of Bybee Boulevard and Fire Station 20 on 23rd." Free admission with street parking only, and a loading zone is available. Food available at noon, plus throughout the day there will be raffles and drawings. "Well-loved Christmas decorations, china, small appliances, books, vintage glassware, storage, luggage, artwork – you name it, it will be for sale with a low price tag. Three areas to browse through; helpful staff, good food, and low prices."
CHS Bands' "Play-A-Thon" this afternoon and evening: From 3 p.m. this afternoon until midnight, Cleveland High School bands will gather and play from the last bell to the stroke of midnight to raise funds for their band program. Since the program receives virtually no direct funding from the District, the kids rely almost exclusively on the generosity of the community to pay for basic supplies – such as sheet music, travel to parades and state competitions, entry fees for competitions, performance clothing subsidies, outside music specialists…and the list goes on. If you can't be at Cleveland High, you can catch the band as they stream the event online live beginning at 6 p.m. this evening – www.gofundme.com/2018-chs-band-playathon – and, anytime before that, go to that webpage to watch a short video about the program, and to donate!
"Discovery of King Tut" comes to OMSI today: The new "Discovery of King Tut" exhibit is on view starting today through January 27, 2019. "Egyptian antiquities from King Tut's tomb very rarely travel outside Egypt, but these exquisite reproductions contain all of the beauty and detail of the originals. This exhibition allows our guests to enjoy these priceless Egyptian treasures without ever harming the fragile, sensitive originals," said Nancy Stueber, president and CEO of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Tickets to this exhibit, which include general museum admission, are $22 for adults, $15 for youth (ages 3-13), and $18 for seniors (ages 63+). Prices for OMSI Members are $8 for adults, $5 for youth, and $7 for seniors. Guests can purchase tickets online at www.omsi.edu, via phone at 503/797-4000, or in person at the museum – on S.E. Water Street, under the east end of the Marquam Bridge, just north of the Ross Island Bridge.
St. Anthony Church Fall Luncheon today: Starting at 11:30 a.m. this morning, it's the annual St. Anthony Church fundraising Fall Luncheon and Bingo. "Great Prizes." Open to all. $7 to attend; includes both lunch and bingo. The church is situated at 3720 S.E. 79th Avenue, two blocks south of Powell Boulevard. For more information, call 503/504-1204.
Puppet show for kids at Woodstock Library: "I Dig Dinosaurs!" is the name of this free "Dragon Theater Puppets" show for kids and families. "Archaeologist Shawnry Connery decides to build a time machine so that he can go back hundreds of millions of years to see the dinosaurs. Unfortunately, he keeps traveling to the wrong time! Each era he visits, he accidentally takes other historical characters with him. Will Shawnry ever locate the dinosaurs? Will everyone get back to their own times?" Come and find out, this afternoon, 2-2:45 p.m. at the Woodstock Branch Library, S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 49th Avenue.
4th Annual Johnson Creek Science Symposium: From 1 to 5 p.m. this afternoon, in Reed College's Performing Arts Building, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Reed College, and the Johnson Creek Interjurisdictional Committee invite you to attend the 4th Annual Johnson Creek Science Symposium. 12 presenters talk about their recent research, monitoring, and restoration in the Johnson Creek watershed. A poster session is included during the refreshments break. Seating is limited, so tickets and/or prior signup is required. For more information, call 503-652-7477, extension 103.
Pageturners Book Group for adults at Sellwood Library: First, read "The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country" by Helen Russell. Why are the Danes so happy, in a gray country with a lot of cold and darkness? When the opportunity arises, the author went to find out the real deal. After reading the book, come to the Sellwood Branch Library this evening at 6:30 p.m. for an hour and a half of lively conversation about books and get to know your neighbors. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The hour-and-a-half get-together is at the Sellwood Library, on the corner of S.E. Bidwell Street and 13th Avenue.
Red Cross blood drive today in Woodstock: The American Red Cross will be hosting a local blood drive in Woodstock today from 2 until 7 p.m., at Woodstock Bible Church, 5101 S.E. Mitchell Street. You can sign up online – redcrossblood.org – to guarantee a time to donate blood; but walk-ins are also welcome as time allows. "Thank you for helping to save lives!"
Sellwood Haunted Experience tonight thru Sunday: Family-friendly "Hallowe'en Haunted Experience" is 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday night, at the Sellwood Pool building at Sellwood Park, on S.E. 7th Avenue, a couple of blocks north of Tacoma Street. Admission $3/person, kids and adults. Targeted toward elementary school and middle school age kids, but fun for everyone. This is a fundraiser for Sellwood Community Center, and is sponsored by the Friends of Sellwood Community Center. "Come have a howling good time!"
Cardboard Costume Creation for kids and families in Sellwood: Every hero or heroine needs a great costume. Create your own costume out of unexpected materials like plastic, cardboard, wire, felt, LED lights, switches, and electric buzzers. Come to the Sellwood Branch Library prepared with your imagination and a tinkering spirit, and leave with a hat, mask, or arm band that you can use on your next adventure. (Or at Hallowe'en!) Free, but tickets required due to space limitations – and the tickets are available starting at 10:00 a.m. this morning. The three-hour session starts at 10:30. The Sellwood Library is on the corner of S.E. 13th Avenue and Bidwell Street.OCTOBER 28
Famous "Moreland Monster March" at 3 this afternoon: The Sunday before Hallowe'en this year is today – October 28th – and the March starts promptly at 3 p.m., sponsored by the merchants of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance. Whether you come to watch or come in costume to march, this is open to all. Starts at Llewellyn Elementary School, 6301 S.E. 14th Avenue in Westmoreland at 3, proceeding east to Milwaukie Avenue, south to Bybee, and back north on 14th to Llewellyn, where there will be treats for all, courtesy of local merchants. There are so many marchers that the front of the parade usually completes the circuit before the end of it even leaves the school. Free.
Not So Spooky Stories this afternoon in Woodstock: Once again, the Woodstock Branch Library invites you to enjoy stories and songs for Hallowe'en, and make something fun. Wear your costume, if you like. Free, 4 to 4:45 p.m. The library is on the corner of S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard.
St. Anthony Church's Bazaar, Bake Sale, and Raffle: Today and tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m. both days, St. Anthony Church offers its annual Bazaar, Bake Sale, and Raffle. Tables available. Open till 5 p.m. today and 3 p.m. tomorrow. The address is 3720 S.E 79th Avenue, two blocks south of Powell Boulevard. For more information, call 503/504-1204.
Discover Portland's most common native plant communities: At an illustrated talk at Trinity United Methodist Church, 9:30-noon this morning, learn which species do well together, and get tips to help them thrive! A slideshow highlights their unique features and desired growing conditions, so you can decide which plants will work best in your own yard. Free, but registration requested online – www.emswcd.org – or call 503/222-7645. The church is situated at 3915 S.E. Steele Street.