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AUGUST 1

“Movie in the Park” in Brooklyn. Tonight at dusk, Portland Parks will present on its big outdoor movie screen “The Amazing Spiderman” in Brooklyn Park, on S.E. Milwaukie just south of Powell Boulevard – free to all who show up to see it. Free popcorn, too. Before the movie, in the earlier evening, there will be a performance in the park by the River City Band. AUGUST 2 “Neighborhood Party” at the Union Manor. The residents of Westmoreland’s nonprofit Union Manor present their third annual “Neighborhood Party” this afternoon, 5-8 pm, open to all, with free hotdogs, chips, and sodas. “Bring a dish or finger-food to share.” Music by the 18-piece “Carroll Raaum Swing Orchestra”. Donations optional, but accepted. Parking on the street, only, please.

AUGUST 4

“Sundae in the Park” this afternoon and evening. The 34th annual “Sundae in the Park”, in upper Sellwood Park overlooking Oaks Bottom, starts at noon, and presents free variety entertainment and music all afternoon and into the evening – with the afternoon sponsored by SMILE, the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood association, and with Portland Parks taking over after 5:30, leading up to the Movie in the Park at dusk – a showing of the classic “E.T., the Extra Terrestrial” under the stars. 50-cent ice cream sundaes for sale – from noon until the ice cream runs out, which is usually a bit after 5 pm. The sundaes, plus the other food items offered inexpensively, are a benefit for the Loaves and Fishes “Meals On Wheels” program at the Thelma Skelton Center on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. Bring everyone for a full day of fun at Sellwood Park! For more, go online to: www.SundaeInThePark.com

AUGUST 7

Ladybug Theater presents “Little Red with Puppets”. Famous Ladybug Theater for children offers “Little Red with Puppets”, featuring Baby Bear, on stage at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino, a block south of Tacoma Street, in Sellwood, this morning (and also August 14th) at 10:30 am. The show is appropriate for all ages, and lasts about 45 minutes. $4 admission per person, cash or check only. Please reserve by calling 503/232-2346, and then pay at the door. Door opens at 10:15 am. Registration opens today. Immanuel Lutheran Preschool, 7810 SE 15th Avenue, as of today is accepting registration for the 2013/2014 school year. This is an Educational Preschool/Pre-K Program; a mixed age 3 and 4 year old class, Tuesday thru Thursday 9-11:30 am. Children must be 3 years old by September 1st, and toilet trained. Call for a private tour of the school: 503/236-7823.

Free hands-on pizza class for teens. At the Woodstock Branch Library 3-4 pm this afternoon – from the dough to the fixings, Jean Johnson will show teens in grades 6 through 12 how to make mini veggie pizzas. Participants will learn to mix yeast dough and watch it rise, while slicing and dicing the toppings. Expect homemade tomato sauce from Jean’s organic garden, as well as a raft of veggie goodies. Participants can take their pizza home in a pie plate to bake. Free, but registration is required; register in the library or by calling 503/988-5234. The library is situated at S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard. “Red Yarn” performs in Westmoreland. “Red Yarn” will be performing a free kid’s music and puppet show 4-4:45 pm this afternoon at the nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market. There will also be arts and crafts from “Collage”, and tasty treats from Chef Kumi of “Ruchikala”. The Moreland Farmers Market runs Wednesdays, spring to fall, from 3 to 7 pm at the corner of S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 14th Avenue, in the Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial parking lot. Go online for more: www.morelandfarmersmarket.org

Give blood to the Red Cross in Westmoreland. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Westmoreland this afternoon from 4 till 7 pm, at Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 S.E. Bybee Boulevard. Blood donation appointments are recommended, and can be made by calling 1-800/RED-CROSS, or by going online to: www.redcrossblood.org – and entering the sponsor code: “MorelandPresbyterian”. Blood is needed every day. In the United States, every two seconds someone needs blood; there is no substitute for blood, it can only be collected from voluntary donors, and the demand is constant. For questions on eligibility, call 1-866/236-3276, or go online to: Fruit>www.redcrossblood.org Fruit trees a focus of WNA meeting tonight. At the Woodstock Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 pm at the Woodstock Community Center, Mark Ripkey, “Tree Scout” for the Woodstock neighborhood, will explain the “Portland Fruit Tree Project” and how neighbors can get help with managing their fruit trees and contribute fruit to the community if they have surplus. Everyone is welcome. 5905 S.E. 43rd Ave. More about WNA and the neighborhood online: HYPERLINK "www.woodstockpdx.org" www.woodstockpdx.org AUGUST 8

“Concert for a Cure” at Eastmoreland Golf Course. In a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a concert by the Devin Phillips Band with Jefferu Trapp will take place between 5:30 and 8:30 pm this evening at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse, 2425 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, just east of McLoughlin Boulevard. $10 tickets at the door; the evening includes a raffle for prizes, with food and drinks available. For more, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AUGUST 12

Week-long Vacation Bible School starts today. Vacation Bible School starts today and runs through this Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue, 9 to 11:30 am. “Fun, singing, crafts, and snacks are provided”. Call for more information and registration form: 503/236-7823. “Youth Progress Assn” featured in Rotary talk at noon. The speaker at today’s weekly meeting of the Southeast Portland Rotary Club is Laurie Helms of the Youth Progress Association, who will tell about the organization and what it does. Visitors are welcome at this and all Rotary meetings. Optional lunch available. Meeting is at the clubhouse of the Eastmoreland Golf Course, S.E. Bybee Boulevard just northeast of the Bybee Boulevard Bridge over McLoughlin Boulevard. Meeting is over at 1:05 pm. For more, go online to: www.SoutheastPortlandRotary.com

For teens: “Circus Arts Workshop” this evening. Learn your ultimate party trick with this introduction to basic circus skills. The free class will familiarize you with the basics of juggling, balancing, diablo, clowning, and partner acrobatics. Presented by the talented Heather Pearl, a one-woman show from Nomadic Theatre Co. For teens in grades 6-12. 6:30-7:30 pm this evening at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street; space is limited, so come early to be sure of a seat. AUGUST 13

Crime Lab for kids this afternoon. Do you want to be a detective? Uncover clues? Follow leads? Solve mysteries? In this program, OMSI science educators will show you how to piece together the evidence of a crime scene. See rst-hand how ngerprints, footprints, and bers can help catch a criminal. Free. For kids in grades 1-5, in two sessions: 1-2 pm and 2-3 pm. It’s at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street; space is limited, so come early to be sure of a seat.

AUGUST 14

“Clever Quwi” children’s play features “trickster guinea pig”. Tears of Joy Theatre presents a bilingual tale of South America in an interactive puppet show for children that pits the cunning Quwi against the dimwitted Zorro the fox. With recognizable themes from Looney Toons and Br’er Rabbit, this tale dives deep into fun and trickery! Sponsored by the Sellwood Library, and presented today at the Sellwood Community Center, 1436 S.E. Spokane Street, 2:30-3:15 pm. Free.

Music and Kid’s Activities at the Moreland Farmers Market. This afternoon at the nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market, there’s music all afternoon, courtesy of Chihuahua Desert and Ian Clemons – plus kids’ crafts, sponsored by Classical Ballet Academy. Activities on the grass, with Trackers Earth. The Moreland Farmers Market runs Wednesdays, spring to fall, from 3 to 7 pm at the corner of S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 14th Avenue, in the Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial parking lot. Go online for more: www.morelandfarmersmarket.org

AUGUST 16

Movie night in Woodstock Park. Portland Parks & Recreation, the Woodstock Neighborhood Association, and participating business sponsors, all team up to screen the '80s cult classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, outdoors tonight at Woodstock Park, S.E. 47th and Steele. Free popcorn! A pre-movie 1980’s-themed concert kicks off at 6:30pm with live music by “theXplodingboys” (a “The Cure” tribute band) – and DJ Kenny Heggem (WNA's Media Committee Co-Chair) will be playing New Wave faves. The movie screens at sundown. Business sponsorships and advertising opportunities solicited. For more information email KD at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . AUGUST 17

CHS Class of ’63 reunion. The Cleveland High School Class of 1963 is holding its 50th reunion at the Eastmoreland Grill at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse, 2425 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, this evening – with registration and no-host cocktails at 6 pm, followed by a buffet dinner starting at 7:30 pm. The event follows a Class of ’63 golf tournament in the morning at the Eastmoreland Golf Course. For more information on the reunion this evening, go online to: www.chs-alum-1963.blogspot.com, or call Karen Nilsen Genzer at 503/775-3246.

AUGUST 21

“Baberella, featuring Baby Bear” on stage. Famous Ladybug Theater for kids presents, this morning at 10:30 am, the 45-minute play “Baberella, featuring Baby Bear”, suitable for all ages. It takes place in SMILE Station, on the southeast corner of S.E. 13th and Tenino, a block south of Tacoma Street in Sellwood. Please phone your reservation to 503/232-2346, and then pay $4 per person at the door when arriving. Door opens at 10:15 am. This show also repeats on August 28th, same time and place. CHS Classes of ’48 to ’51 Reunion this noon at the Oaks. Commerce/Cleveland High School reunion this morning, for the former students of the 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951 classes – with registration beginning for the annual picnic at Oaks Amusement Park (Area 1 Shelter) at 11 am. Catered chicken meal served at noon; cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 503/492-0772.

“New Seasons” at the Moreland Farmers Market. New Seasons Market and the farms at nonprofit Moreland Farmers Market are teaming up to offer you samples of tasty dishes using farm-fresh ingredients from 4 to 6 pm today. There will also be kids’ arts and crafts from Art a la Carte, and the final class of the Junior Chefs Cooking Program (pre-registration required). The Moreland Farmers Market runs Wednesdays, spring to fall, from 3 to 7 pm at the corner of S.E. Bybee Boulevard and 14th Avenue, in the Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial parking lot. Go online for more: AUGUST>www.morelandfarmersmarket.org AUGUST 25

“Movie in the Park” at Kenilworth Park. Portland Parks presents on its big outdoor movie screen the classic, filmed near Astoria, “The Goonies”. Free to all, and the popcorn is free too. Show starts at dusk in Kenilworth Park, S.E. 34th and Holgate Boulevard. Before the movie, earlier in the evening, live music: “The School of Rock & Golden Harvest Music” featuring Jaime Leopold & the Short Stories.

AUGUST 27

Ballet auditions this evening in Sellwood. The nonprofit Classical Ballet Academy reports that it is looking for serious dancers, ages 10-24, for its annual four-show full-scale production of “The Nutcracker”. Auditions will be this evening at 8 pm, at 7970 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Sellwood. “Dancers must have strong technique, a good sense of artistry and performance quality, as well as possess the self-discipline to attend rehearsals and classes. Scholarship and employment opportunities are available for male dancers ages 15-25”. All performances of “The Nutcracker” will be at Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall, December 12-15th.