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JULY 1 Preschool and Bible School registration open in Sellwood. Open enrollment at Immanuel Lutheran School, and Vacation Bible School (Aug. 4-8) registration opens today at the church at 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue. Please call for registration information to schedule a visit with the teachers and check out the classroom: 503/236-7823.

JULY 3 Summer Movie Days begin in Sellwood. “Summer Movie Days” start today on the big screen at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue in Sellwood -- continuing every Thursday at 9:15 am throughout the summer. Movies are free and family-friendly. Bring your own refreshments and get ready for some fun. Call to find what’s playing each week: 503/236-7823. JULY 4

Charity clothing sale in Sellwood. A “Vintage ‘Clothes-Out’ Sale” takes place this morning through Sunday at “The Living Room by Adsideo” on the southeast corner of S.E. Spokane and 13th in Sellwood. Sale is 8 am to 4 pm today and tomorrow, and 12:30-5 pm on Sunday. Come early for best selection. “All items name brand, new and secondhand, and grand! Great deals on everything!” Includes boots and shoes of all sorts, jackets and coats in great variety, and many “odds ’n ends” including motorcycle clothes, Hawaiian shirts, western hats and fedoras, camping stuff, new Freestyle Watches, briefcases, handbags, collectibles, sports items, and more. Major credit cards accepted. Eastmoreland 4th of July Parade this morning. The traditional Eastmoreland 4th of July Parade starts at S.E. Rex at Reed College Place at 11 am this morning – and in the parade can be you and your family! “Decorate your family, your pets, scooters, bikes and trikes” and join the parade. The parade will proceed to Bybee Boulevard, where it turns and returns to where it started, on Rex Street. Afterward there’ll be free hot dogs, provided by Otto’s, and 25-cent sodas. For information, contact Steve Baker at 503/254-9230.

Celebrate the Fourth at Oaks Park! Nonprofit Oaks Amusement Park has activities all day today from its opening, and at sunset they’ll present the Inner Southeast’s biggest fireworks show. Bring the family and spend the day. Gates Open: 10 am to Midnight. Rides, Mini Golf, Games, Go Carts, all open at noon. Roller Skating is: 1 to 5 pm and 7-10:30 Ppm. Fireworks start at dusk (approximately 9:55 pm). Gate Fee: Adults 16-61 years old, $5.00; Kids 15 and younger, $2.00; Seniors 62 and over: $3.00. “Oaks Park’s annual 4th of July Spectacular, presented by Pepsi, features Portland’s best fireworks display and a full day of fun on the midway! Stay and play after the fireworks... all ride bracelets valid noon until midnight and include a FREE roller skating session. Live entertainment throughout the day on the Comcast Stage, fireworks at dusk. All picnic spaces are first come, first served; outside food, BBQs and non-alcoholic beverages welcome. Alcohol and personal fireworks prohibited; bags and coolers will be checked.” For more, go online to: www.oakspark.org . JULY 7

Vacation Bible School has “Treasure Island” twist. This week only, starting this evening 6:30-9 pm, “Set Sail for ‘SonTreasure Island’ Vacation Bible School in the Lents Activity Center, Lents Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 8835 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard.”


“Reel Science” at OMSI tonight. Watch and learn at the Empirical Theater (formerly OmniMax), as this series from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. Tonight’s movie, starting at 6:30 pm – “E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial”. Cost: $7 for non-members and $6 for OMSI members. OMSI is on S.E. Water Avenue at the edge of the Willamette River, and just north of the Ross Island Bridge – under the Marquam Bridge. Look for the big red tower. JULY 12

Family puppet show in Sellwood. “The Magic of Kindness & Kolaches” by Tendrak Theatre performs this afternoon at 2 pm and tomorrow afternoon at 4 pm at the nonprofit “Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum” at 906 S.E. Umatilla Street in Sellwood. “This miniature Czech marionette production demonstrates how the younger brother, Honza, who cares about others and tries to do his best, is successful. His older brother Lukas, who is self-seeking and lazy, has a much more difficult time finding meaning in life. See how they both go about trying to find the magic waters to save their father’s life.” Show Tickets are $7 for ages 3 to 99. For information or reservations, call 503/ 233-7723. Online at: www.puppetmuseum.com . Movie in Woodstock Park this evening. The Woodstock Neighborhood Association and Portland Parks presents live entertainment in Woodstock Park on S.E. Steele just west of 52nd starting at 6 pm tonight, and then at dusk the 1986 sci-fi/fantasy classic “Labyrinth”, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, and directed by the late Jim Henson and executive-produced by George Lucas, will show on the large outdoor screen. Free. Businesses are invited to help sponsor the evening, however.


“Breakfast Forum” discusses PPS Special Education. The monthly morning discussion series established by Woodstock resident Ann B. Clarkson this month features Barbara B. Fletcher, experienced special education students’ parent, who will discuss what parents need to know about the system before they have an appointment with the school. The Breakfast Forum is an informal group meeting monthly to learn about and discuss political issues in respectful ways. Members choose both topic and speakers. Free. No registration required. 7:30-8:30 am in the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Library, 5441 S.E. Belmont. For information call 503/774-9621. JULY 19

CHS Cheer Team's fundraiser all day today. A giant rummage sale, car wash, bake sale, and more, fundraiser for the Cleveland High School Cheer Team is 9-5 today in the CHS parking lot behind Burgerville on S.E. 26th, just north of Powell Boulevard. Remaining items on sale cut to half price 4-5 pm. Donated items for the sale gladly accepted 7:30-8:45 am. For more information, call Kathleen at 503/230-1028. “Disaster-preparedness kit building” at OMSI today. From 10 am to 4 pm today at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, you’ll get free professional help putting together your home’s “disaster preparedness kit” – in the Turbine Hall and in OMSI’s North Parking Lot. “Did you know that less than 15% of Americans are prepared for a disaster? The Allstate Foundation and ‘Hands On Greater Portland’ are teaming up to change this, by encouraging and assisting families in building disaster preparedness kits.” OMSI is on S.E. Water Avenue at the edge of the Willametter River, and just north of the Ross Island Bridge – under the Marquam Bridge. Look for the big red tower. YMCA “Arts and Eats” benefit today. The Y Arts Center of the YMCA at 6036 S.E. Foster Road (at Holgate) presents its “YMCA Arts and Eats” fundraiser today from 11 am to 3 pm – to benefit the YMCA Child Care and After School Programs. “Create a clay sculpture, eat something yummy, listen to music, and create your own art!” Open to all.

JULY 21 Trinity UMC Vacation Bible School. Trinity United Methodist Church, on the corner of S.E. 39th (Chavez) and S.E. Steele, begins its one-week summer Vacation Bible School today, 6-8 pm, “outside on the lawn”. The children will go back in time to the year 30 AD to experience Biblical times; the focus is on pottery, lamp making, Prayer Shawl, Mezuzah & Phylactery, musical instruments, paper-making, and scrolls. For more information, call the church, at 503/777-3901. JULY 25

“Pinocchio” puppet show in Sellwood. “No, No, No, Pinocchio”, it’s called – and you’ve never seen Pinocchio told quite like this. At nonprofit Ping Pong’s Pint-Sized Puppet Museum at 906 S.E. Umatilla Street, and staying close to Carlo Collodi's original Italian story, jewel-like marionettes to tell their own very Italian version. The puppets even enlist the aid of the puppeteers to play some of the roles. “It’s madcap comedy romp through the land of Pinocchio, Gepetto, Lampwick, and a Blue Fairy who has to be seen to be believed.” Shows are 45 minutes long. Suitable for the whole family. Plays this evening at 7:30 pm, tomorrow at 2 pm, and Sunday at 4 pm. Show Tickets are $7 for ages 3 to 99. For information or reservations, call 503/ 233-7723. Online at: www.puppetmuseum.com .


Charity walk this morning at Oaks Park. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is hosting a NF (“neurofibromatosis”) walk – a three-mile walk starting and ending at Oaks Park, starting at 10 am this morning (registration starts at 8:30 am). Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for kids. This is a community fundraiser, open to all. In addition to the Walk, there’s a raffle, food, music, break dancers, and a hula hoop competition, so bring the whole family. Access Oaks Park from the road north from the foot of Spokane Street in Sellwood, just west of the railroad tracks. Court Dedication for Alex Rovello Memorial Project. This morning, starting at 11 am at Berkeley Park in Eastmoreland, there will be the Court Dedication at the tennis courts – S.E. Bybee Boulevard at 39th (Chavez Blvd) – and included in the celebration are music, games, tennis exhibitions, and fun for all ages, continuing until 5 pm. Donations to the project, which will require more funds for completion, may be made online at: www.AlexRovelloMemorial.org .

JULY 31 Last day to apply for admittance to oboe seminar. The 21st annual “Northwest Oboe Seminar”, Victoria Racz, Director, is accepting applications through today only for this annual seminar, which includes a solo master class, ensemble playing, dinner, and an evening concert featuring all seminar participants. The participant fee for this one-day seminar (held August 16 in Woodstock) is $100, and includes a T-shirt, minor instrument repairs, dinner, and accompanist. Auditors may pay $40 at the door to audit the seminar and will receive a concert ticket. Participants can apply, through today, online at www.oregonchamberplayers.org/OboeSeminar – or can call toll-free: 1-888/627-8788.