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Here you will find notable Events and Activities in Inner Southeast Portland in the month of September


Woodstock Neighborhood Assn. presents history of Civic Center: This evening at 7 p.m. the Woodstock Neighborhood Association hosts a "virtual special presentation" about the Woodstock Community Center. The history of the building (an old firehouse) reveals how the firehouse used rooms, before it was renovated to be a community center. A description of popular classes over the years will be followed by an opportunity for attendees from the community to brainstorm ideas for future classes there. The ZOOM link to attend and participate is –  SEPTEMBER 4

Repeat of sidewalk art gallery show: Efrain Palermo plans to display his "fantastical art" in front of his house in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood today through the 6th, as he did last year – reported at the time in a BEE article. The display hours are noon to 7 p.m. each day. He describes his art style as "combining sculpture, bent wood frame, and oil painting – art for the mind's eye". The address is 4217 S.E. Boise Street. No charge. SEPTEMBER 10 St. Philip Neri Church rummage sale: Today and tomorrow, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church is having a fund-raising rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. The address is 2408 S.E. 16th Avenue, in Carvlin Hall. Open to all! SEPTEMBER 12

Petting Zoo, food, music, and more in Woodstock: You're invited to a Homecoming "Thank You" event at All Saints Episcopal Church midday today – with a Petting Zoo, Food Truck, Free Slushies, and a performance from the Micah and Me Kindie Dance Party Band! It's today, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside on the lawn and parking lot of All Saints, with plenty of room for physical distancing, at 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. It's to thank and celebrate the community for all its support in the midst of a pandemic. Everyone welcome! More information online –


All Saints offers a "Spiritual Labyrinth Walk" this evening: Tonight at 7 p.m. anyone interested is warmly invited for a night labyrinth walk, with music and candles, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Woodstock, outside on the grass, providing ample room for physical distancing. (Woodstock Blvd. between 40th and 41st.) "This will be a spiritual and physical experience to process and move through the beauty, strength, and trauma that we experienced over the course of the last year. Journeyers will have an opportunity to write letters of encouragement, receive a small gift to take home, and connect with one another over desserts." More information online – SEPTEMBER 19

"Woodstock Gives Back" returns today: The Woodstock and Brentwood-Darlington business community today – and in some cases, all this week – is supporting various worthy charities of their choice – while offering fun activities and sales. Festivities center along S.E. Woodstock Boulevard between 40th and 57th Avenues, but businesses centered elsewhere in the district participate at tables set up near Otto's. Bring the family, and have some fun while charities benefit. Organized by the Woodstock Community Business Association.


Oaks Park's Oktoberfest? At BEE press time, Oaks Park had announced the cancellation of this year's in-person, very-popular Oktoberfest – due to the ongoing pandemic. But they hadn't decided whether to offer to-go Oktoberfest dinners, as they did last year; check their website mid-September to find out – Nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park is accessed from the west end of S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood; turn north on Oaks Park Way, on the west side of the railroad tracks. Plenty of free parking.


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