Events And Activities
Live music for kids and families by "Ants Ants Ants": This is a fun sing-along family music band that kids of any age will enjoy – this morning at the Sellwood Library. With their three-part harmonies and amazing guitar work, these "ants" put on a show that fans won't soon forget. See them perform songs from their album "Why Why Why?" Free, but tickets required due to limited seating. Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at the Sellwood Branch Library, Bidwell Street at 13th Avenue.
40th "Sundae in the Park" in upper Sellwood Park: For the 40th consecutive year, on the first Sunday in August and presented by SMILE, the neighborhood association for Sellwood and Westmoreland, it's "Sundae in the Park" from noon until 6 p.m. – with live music and entertainment all afternoon, various special events such as "Mr. Lizard", and activities for children and families, food for sale, and of course the signature ice cream sundaes for a dollar each – vanilla and chocolate ice cream, with your choice of caramel or chocolate toppings. Bring everyone along, and bring some cash for sundaes and for lunch. It's at Sellwood Park, on S.E. 7th north of Tacoma Street. No admission charge – come and stay all afternoon!
Sellwood "National Night Out" party: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue, is again hosting a National Night Out party for the neighborhood tonight. The free party is between 6 and 8 p.m. this evening; free food and games. "All are welcome to join us on our front lawn."
A day of free Babysitter Training for Teens in Sellwood: This free "Safety Side Up" babysitter course at the Sellwood Branch Library provides interactive discussion, activities, and hands-on practice to increase your confidence and give you the skills you need to be the best sitter possible. After successfully completing the course, you will be confident, professional, safe, and in demand. Each student receives a babysitter's handbook and wallet card upon successful completion. Students will need to arrive on time at 10 a.m., and stay for the whole workshop, which ends at 5 p.m. Lunch and snacks provided. Free, but registration is required; register in the library or by calling 503/988-5123.Space Adventures for kids and families in Woodstock: For an hour this afternoon, 2-3 p.m., be at the Woodstock Branch Library to learn about the properties of space, how rockets make it to space, how to make a comet out of dry ice, and maybe even walk on a non-Newtonian surface! It's free, but come early for the best seating. The Woodstock Library is on the corner of S.E. 49th Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard.Cancer-fighting silent auction in Woodstock tonight: This evening from 6 to 9 p.m. there will be a silent auction – called "Pizza The Cure (Fighting cancer one slice at a time)" – featuring art objects, goods, services, themed baskets, gift certificates and items from local businesses. There will be a raffle of a handmade quilt, and a 50/50 raffle. It's all at Pizza Roma, 4715 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Light the Night" annual fundraiser. For more information contact Mary Rower at 503/805-0354.
It's a week-long LEGO Robotics Camp for teens in Woodstock: "LEGO Robotics – Robo Pets Camp for Teens" lets you design and construct robotic animals, and then program them to act like the real animals. Teens will build Robo Pets using the LEGO Mindstorm system, making full use of light sensors, rotation sensors, and touch sensors to make the interaction with the pets as realistic as possible. It's free, but registration is required; register in the Woodstock Branch Library, or by calling 503/988-5123. The week-long Lego camp starts today and runs through Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. The library is on the corner of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard and 49th Avenue.AUGUST 14
Red Cross Blood Drive in Woodstock today: A Red Cross Blood will take place this afternoon from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Woodstock Bible Church, 5101 S.E. Mitchell Street. You can register online to request a convenient time at – www.redcrossblood.org – although walk-ins are also welcome. Many blood types are in short supply – your donation today helps save lives.
Dahlia show at Oaks Park's Dance Pavilion: The North Willamette Region Dahlia Show is open today and tomorrow at Oaks Park's historic Dance Pavilion – hosted by Portland Dahlia Society, in conjunction with its 91st annual show. Thousands of dahlia blooms and arrangements from throughout the Pacific Northwest will be competing for the title of Best in Show. Honored as "Dahlia of the Year" will be Hollyhill Jitterbug, a show-stopping orange semi-cactus variety originated by Ted and Margaret Kennedy of Oregon City. Also featured will be "micro dahlia" varieties – identical to standard dahlias in form, but blooms are limited to two inches in diameter. The show takes place noon to 5 this afternoon, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. Bouquets of dahlias will be available to the public at a nominal price. Admission to the show, and parking at Oaks Park, are free.AUGUST 30
Cleveland High School Class of 2009 Reunion: This evening, 6-10 p.m., the Cleveland High School Class of 2009 Reunion takes place at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Bar and Grill, 2425 S.E. Bybee Boulevard. If that's your class, you need to be here tonight!
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