EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Brooklyn Cooperative Preschool open house this morning: Today, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., you're invited to stop by and learn more about the nonprofit Brooklyn Cooperative Preschool, in the Reed neighborhood – situated in the back of Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 S.E. Steele Street, just north of the Reed College Campus. The open house offers prospective families to visit the school, see the classrooms, talk with current members, and meet the teachers. Kids can explore activities and play in the three classrooms, while parents learn more, and consider joining the co-op.
Crab fundraiser for All Saints', in Woodstock: Tickets are already available for the annual "Crackin' Crab Feast" at All Saints Episcopal Church in Woodstock today. Two seatings are available, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the church hall at 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. "Each year this has been a big hit for those who love crab and like to have a good time with family and friends, and advance tickets make for great presents at or after the Holidays!" At $40, the meal comes with all-you-can eat fresh crab, coleslaw, and bread. Tables can be purchased at a discount. A cash bar will be available as well, and children 6 and under eat free with a Mac and Cheese option. All proceeds support All Saints' outreach ministries for weekly Hot Meals and a Dental Van providing free or low-cost dental care. For tickets or more information, go online – www.allsaintspdx.org – or call Nancy at 1-916/202-7132.
Volunteers of America info in Woodstock: Tonight, at the Woodstock Neighborhood Association's monthly Wednesday meeting, learn about the many interesting and crucial services of the nonprofit Volunteers of America in Portland. Meeting begins at 7 p.m., 5905 S.E. 43rd Avenue, between Woodstock Boulevard and Knight Street (across from BiMart). Alison Bookman will talk about resources for seniors and for their loved ones. If you have an aging parent or a loved one in your life who needs short or long-term care, or day-to-day assistance, you will learn about resources that can help you to manage it all. Everyone welcome!
Duniway Elementary's "Connect to Kindergarten": This evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., is the time for the annual "Connect to Kindergarten at Duniway Elementary", and all incoming kindergartners are welcome. Parents and incoming kindergartners can visit the classrooms, hear from the staff, and tour the school. Duniway Elementary School is situated at 7700 S.E. Reed College Place in Eastmoreland. To learn more, call 503/916-6343, or go online – www.pps.net/duniway
"Raise a Glass" – a Wine Tasting and Buying benefit: All adults are welcome at Holy Family Parish's fourth annual Wine Tasting, this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., to savor delicious Northwest wines from right in your own backyard! Enjoy nearly 30 pours, special pricing, delicious appetizers, live music, and a commemorative wine glass. Advance tickets online are $30 at – www.holyfamilyportland.org – or $35 at the door. This 21-and-over event is at 7425 S.E. Cesar E Chavez Boulevard (formerly 39th); proceeds benefit the Holy Family Parish.
Sellwood-Moreland Crafting Circle: Join others of all ages for knitting, crocheting, fabric crafting, and paper crafting, this evening at the Sellwood Branch Library. Create and converse together. Free – all ages, abilities, and projects welcome. 6:30-7:30 p.m. The library is on the corner of S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street.
Photo Editing Basics for adults: This morning at the Sellwood Branch Library, 10-11:30 a.m., explore digital photography by editing your photos for social media, flyers, and invitations. You'll learn about lighting, filters, layers, file management and more. Explore free apps and software for mobile devices. Bring your mobile device to follow along. Free, but registration is required; register in the library or by calling 503/988-5123. The library is on the corner of S.E. Bidwell Street and 13th Avenue.
"Snow Soup" – a kids' show in Woodstock: Come enjoy Tears of Joy Theatre's musical arctic version of the old French folktale "Stone Soup", in which hungry strangers convince the wary people of a town to each share a small portion of their food to make a meal for everyone to enjoy. Free. 2-2:45 p.m. this afternoon, at the Woodstock Branch Library, S.E. 49th Avenue at Woodstock Boulevard.
84th Annual St. Ignatius Italian Dinner: Between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. today, this special Italian dinner is yours – they'll be serving 10,000 meatballs! It's a fundraiser for Oregon's only Jesuit Parish. Can't stay? – takeout is available. Prices vary; but the deliciousness does not. The dinner is in the gym of St. Ignatius Church, 3400 S.E. 43rd Avenue, on the north side of Powell Boulevard. For more information, call 503/777-1491.FEBRUARY 18
Red Cross blood drive in Woodstock this afternoon: Today, 2-7 p.m., a Red Cross blood drive will take place at Woodstock Bible Church at 5101 S.E. Mitchell Street. Walk-ins are welcome, but to schedule a time, please go online: www.redcrossblood.org. Thank you for helping to save lives.
"Duniway School Auction" starts today ONLINE: The annual Duniway School fundraising auction is March 8 at Melody Ballroom; this year's theme is "Prom – Forever Young". However, the auction is available ONLINE starting today and ending March 7 – at www.duniwayelementary.com/auction – and that is also where you can buy tickets! The last day to buy tickets to attend on March 8 is THREE DAYS FROM NOW, February 22, so you are urged to do it NOW.
New OMSI exhibit opens – "The Science Behind Pixar": Learn about the filmmaking process through hands-on activities inspired by some of Pixar's most treasured animated films, such as "Toy Story" and "Inside Out". This exhibition offers an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at the Pixar Studio every day. Participate in fun hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studio's production teams, and even come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters – including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL-E. Additional admission charge after OMSI admission. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is on S.E. Water Street, just north of the Ross Island Bridge, on the east bank of the Willamette River under the Marquam Bridge.
Crab or rib-eye steak dinner this evening: The Milwaukie American Legion is holding a fund-raising feast 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight – featuring a whole crab or a ribeye steak, baked potato, cole slaw, and dessert – all for only $20 per person. Tickets at the door, 2146 S.E. Monroe, in Milwaukie. For more information or advance tickets, call 503/659-1300.
Annual benefit dinner and auction open to the public: The nonprofit "Young Ladies' Institute", a Catholic charitable organization founded in San Francisco in 1887, is holding their annual Woodstock "Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction" mid-day today in the Our Lady of Sorrows gym, S.E. 52nd and Woodstock Boulevard. It's open to the public. Doors open at 12 noon, dinner is served at 12:30. Admission: Adults, $12; children 6-12, $5: under 6, free. The decorating theme this year is "The Wizard of Oz"; costumes are welcome but entirely optional. Enjoy the fun and delicious meal; take-out is available.
"Connect to Kindergarten" at Llewellyn Elementary School: This evening from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., families are invited to "Connect to Kindergarten" at Llewellyn, 6301 S.E. 14th Avenue in Westmoreland – an opportunity for parents of incoming 2019 kindergartners to come and hear from teachers and the Principal, to see the classroom, and to tour Llewellyn School. If you have any questions you can call Llewellyn 503/916-6216.
Resumé help for adults: Do you need some help with your resumé? Are you unsure about your choice of words? Struggling to describe your accomplishments? Come meet for 30 minutes with an experienced volunteer for one-on-one help. If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it along to the Sellwood Branch Library at 6 this evening. Free, but registration is required; register in the library, or by calling 503/988-5123. The clinic lasts until 7:30 p.m. The library is on the corner of S.E. Bidwell Street and 13th Avenue.
Red Cross blood drive at Moreland Presbyterian today: This afternoon, 2-7 p.m., the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of Moreland Presbyterian Church – on S.E. 19th just south of Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland. Walk-ins accommodated as space permits, but it's recommended you make a reservation by calling 1-800/733-2767 to get the time you want and to avoid unnecessary waiting. Thanks for helping save lives.