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Here are some of the notable public events taking place in September in Inner Southeast

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 there tonight!

SEPTEMBER 7

Benefit pancake breakfast today in Milwaukie: Just south of Sellwood, down McLoughlin Boulevard, the American Legion Post 180 presents an all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, for $10 per person (children 12 and under, $5). The address is 2146 S.E. Monroe Street. It's a great breakfast to support a worthy cause – the Corporal Diffie Veteran's Fund, to give basic temporary assistance to Veterans facing dire circumstances. Raffle items from local sponsors, as well.

SEPTEMBER 14

Mid-Autumn Festival this afternoon at Woodstock Library: Families and kids, come to the Woodstock Library 2-4 p.m. this afternoon and celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Harvest Moon Festival), one of the oldest and best-loved holidays in many parts of Asia. Join with friends and family to participate in fun craft activities, and enjoy traditional moon cakes. Free. The Woodstock Branch Library is on the corner of S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard.

SEPTEMBER 16

Red Cross blood drive today in Westmoreland: Give blood today at Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, 2 to 7 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be in the east parking lot on S.E. 19th Street. Walk-ins are accommodated as space permits, but to avoid waiting, make an appointment for a time you prefer by calling 1-800/733-2767. SEPTEMBER 18

Raptor Rendezvous at Sellwood Library: For kids and families – this afternoon, come meet a live raptor! And listen as "HawkWatch International" talks about the work they are doing in Oregon, and why it is important. Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance; come early to be sure of a seat. 4 until 4:45 p.m. at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. 13th Avenue at Bidwell Street. SEPTEMBER 20

Oktoberfest at Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood: From today through Sunday, nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park presents its annual Oktoberfest for the whole family – with German food and beer, live polka music and dancing, wiener dog races, Kinderplatz children's area, local craft vendors, and more. Plenty of free parking, on Oaks Park Way, north from the railroad tracks at the west end of S.E. Spokane Street. More details online at – www.oakspark.com

SEPTEMBER 21

Eastmoreland Oktoberfest at Holy Family: The annual "Eastmoreland-Woodstock Oktoberfest" fundraiser today is again hosted by Holy Family Parish, 7425 S.E. Chavez Blvd (formerly 39th) – operated and run by HFP Knights of Columbus Council and the Holy Family School PTO. This afternoon, the Beer Garden, Dinner Tent, food, and live music run from 1 to 8 p.m.; and the Carnival from 2 to 8 p.m. Open to all.

Cleveland High School multi-year Reunion 1973, 1974, 1975: The CHS classes of 1973 through 1975 are joining together for a reunion this evening, 7 to 10:30 p.m., at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse, 2425 S.E. Bybee Boulevard. Cost is $25 per person, paid at the door. Casual dress, no-host bar, appetizers. For questions, or to RSVP, e-mail Kim Patterson McAdams at – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SEPTEMBER 24

Computer Basics for adults at Sellwood Library: If you've never tried a computer before, here's a two-hour class, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in which you will learn the basics of using a computer, a keyboard, and a mouse. No experience is necessary for you to take this relaxed and fun class. The class uses Windows-based laptop computers. It's free, but registration is required; register in the library, or by calling 503/988-5123. The Sellwood Branch Library is on the corner of Bidwell Street and 13th Avenue.

SEPTEMBER 27

Folk Music Concert season starts tonight: The Portland Folk Music Society starts its nine-concert season tonight with a performance by Jim Kweskin and Meredith Axelrod at the Reedwood Friends Church, where all nine concerts take place – 2901 S.E. Steele Street, in the Reed neighborhood. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30. For advance ticket and season ticket sales, and to order tickets, go online to – www.portlandfolkmusic.org

SEPTEMBER 28

The story of Peter Pan, by the Traveling Lantern Theater Co.: For kids and families, at the Woodstock Library 2-3 p.m. this afternoon, it's "Peter Pan" – the treasured tale of an adventurous boy who never grows up! Fly away with the Darling children to Neverland, where Peter battles with a band of pirates, and his archenemy – the villainous Captain Hook. Free. The Woodstock Branch Library is on the corner of Woodstock Boulevard and 49th Avenue.


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