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Here are some key activites and events coming up this month in Inner Southeast Portland

NOVEMBER 2

Community Choir you can join is forming today: Everyone in Inner Southeast is invited to come and sing at 1 p.m. today in prepare for the annual Christmas music program. All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Rehearsals start today and each Saturday through December 14, from 1 to 2:45 p.m. The performance is Sunday, December 15, at 10 a.m. All rehearsals and the public performance are at Mt. Scott Park Presbyterian Church, S.E. 73rd and Harold Street. For questions call 503/771-7553, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Silent auction this afternoon to benefit preschool: Nonprofit "Roots and Wings Preschool", based at Moreland Presbyterian Church in Westmoreland, benefits from a silent auction to be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Pacific Dance Academy, 8050 S.E. 13th Avenue, Suite 101, in Sellwood. Proceeds are directed to scholarships and classroom enrichment. "Join school teachers, parents, and neighborhood supporters for a fun evening of dinner, drinks, free giveaways, and a silent auction just in time to pick up discounted treats and gifts for the Holiday Season. Roots and Wings is currently enrolling 3-5 year olds. More details online at – www.rootsandwingsportlandpreschool.com

Nonprofit "Taborspace" celebrates 3rd annual Gala: "Taborspace", a widely used venue in Southeast Portland, is a community gathering place in the big stone church that anchors S.E. 55th and Belmont. During each week, more than 4,000 adults and children walk through its doors – for classes, meetings, and conversation. It's partly funded by its annual "Gala", which this year takes place 6-9 p.m. It's described as "a delightful evening of conversation, music, and refreshments. And don't forget the live and silent auctions, with more than 100 amazing items to consider." Visit this website for tickets – www.taborspace.org/gala

NOVEMBER 8

Westmoreland Union Manor annual Craft Show: The residents of the nonprofit Westmoreland Union Manor are having their annual Craft Show today and tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the Manor – 6404 S.E. 23rd Avenue, just north of the Bybee Bridge and Fire Station 20. Refreshments available; open to all; street parking only, please. There will be handmade arts and crafts, as well as homemade jams, candies, and baked goods for sale.

Reed Theatre presents Euripides' "Medea": This evening and tomorrow evening, and again for three days on November 14-16, Reed College's Diver Studio Theater in the Performing Arts Building presents a performance of Euripides' "Medea". The closest parking is in the west parking lot off 28th Avenue. The Diver Studio Theatre is on the first floor of the Performing Arts Building. With limited seating, you are encouraged to get tickets early; tickets range in price from $5 to $7 for the general public, and are available online – www.eventbrite.com/o/reed-college-11101918215

NOVEMBER 9

St. Agatha's annual Christmas Bazaar: The Altar Society of St. Agatha Church presents its annual Christmas Bazaar today (9 to 4) and tomorrow (9 to 1) in the Parish Hall, 7959 S.E. 15th Avenue in Sellwood. Arts, crafts, baked goods, local vendors, Thrifty Cottage treasures, and treats for hungry shoppers.

Woodstock church hosts one-time play tonight: This evening at 7:00 p.m., All Saints' Episcopal Church – at 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard – invites you to enjoy a hilarious, heart-wrenching, soul-searching stage performance "that catapults you into the cosmos, makes you want to live more fully, and embrace the unmet expectations that life brings. Things never go as planned but live life fully anyway. Life is about learning to love the people that drive you nuts!" This community performance is your last chance to see "Not So Supernova", a one-woman play by Shannon Milliman, in Portland. "Come, laugh, bring your friends, bring your enemies, hold hands together and sing kumbayah." Free-will donations accepted at the door. More info online – www.shannonmilliman.com

NOVEMBER 16

Llewellyn Holiday Market today:The PTA fundraiser for Llewellyn Elementary School in Westmoreland – the Llewellyn Holiday Market – is today, at the school, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school is on S.E. 14th at Tolman Street. Bring your wallet!

Candy-making class a fundraiser for "Team 1432": The sponsors of FIRST Robotics Team 1432, which you've read about repeatedly in THE BEE, are raising funds for the team again this year with a candy-making class TODAY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 S.E. Steele Street. The cost for this six-hour gourmet candy class is $55, and all ingredients are provided. Participants are requested to bring a Crock Pot, and a bowl that will fit partway down into the pot. It's a world-class learning experience – "we had participants from California and England last year." Learn gourmet candy-making, and help this robotics team too!

NOVEMBER 18

Red Cross Blood Drive this afternoon in Westmoreland: The Red Cross Bloodmobile returns to Moreland Presbyterian Church – on S.E. 19th, just south of Bybee Boulevard – for its regular blood drive. The hours are 2 to 7 p.m.; walk-ins are accommodated, but for the fastest experience consider making a reservation. The number is 1-800/733-2767; or go online – www.redcrossblood.org – and enter the sponsor code, "MorelandPresbyterian".

NOVEMBER 21 Reed Orchestra free Fall Concert: This evening at 7:30 p.m., the Reed Orchestra, under its new conductor Maestro Giancarlo Castro D'Addona, presents its annual Fall Concert in Kaul Auditorium on campus. Admission is free of charge. The closest parking lot is the west lot, off S.E. 28th Avenue; but, as always, ADA drop-off is always permissible at the entrance to Kaul Auditorium.


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