Bits and Pieces
- Jason Vondersmith
- Portland Tribune - Features
The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks should be full of emotion. At least one Portland group will be part of the remembrance.
The Portland Gay Men's Chorus, 120 strong, will be performing 'BraveSouls and Dreamers' at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Devine in New York City.
The choir will conduct its 'Fly Away' preview concert, 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Portland State University's Lincoln Hall. For tickets, go to www.pdxgmc .org.
This and that
Portland's Voodoo Doughnut broke the Guinness World Record for biggest box of doughnuts at the recent PDX Bridge Festival - nearly 4,000 doughnuts, weighing 666 pounds loaded into a pink cardboard box measuring 7 feet-by-7 feet-by-4 feet. Voodoo will submit paperwork to make it official. …
One of Pamplin Media Group's own, Sharon Nesbit of the Gresham Outlook, has written a book featuring 100 selected columns for The Outlook's 100th birthday, 'Sharon Nesbit's Outlook: Sunny with Occasional Tirades.'
Nesbit has written about 1,000 pieces for the Outlook in the past 25 years. The $15.95 book is available on Amazon.com, at various outlets and through the Outlook, 1190 N.E. Division St., Gresham.
Free 'Movies in the Park' continues into September. Here's the lineup for the next 10 days (party starts at 6:30 p.m.):
• Aug. 24 - 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' Unthank
• Aug. 25 - 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' Parklane
• Aug. 26 - 'Megamind,' St. Johns
• Aug. 27 - 'The Social Network,' Laurelhurst
• Aug. 28 - 'How to Train Your Dragon,' Argay