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APRIL 1

Registration underway for summer Bike Camp in Sellwood. This summer, the nonprofit Community Cycling Center will expand their Bike Camp program by offering more camps at a new location – on S.E. 13th Avenue, at Sellwood Cycle Repair. Registration is underway now. At Bike Camp, kids build confidence, knowledge, and skills in a safe, creative, and supportive environment. Activities focus on developing safe riding techniques, hands-on bike lessons, and games. Each daycamp is one week long and costs $290 (exceptions for specialty camps). The first week of Bike Camp is June 16-20; the last week is August 25-29. All camps are taught by the Community Cycling Center. For more information, visit http://www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org – or call 503/288-8864, ext. 321. APRIL 2

Ladybug Theater: “Little Red, with Puppets”. Famous Ladybug Theater for kids and families presents “Little Red, with Puppets”, featuring Baby Bear, today, and on the next two Wednesdays (9th and 16th), at 10:30 am in SMILE Station, S.E. Corner of 13th Avenue at Tenino, one block south of Tacoma Street, in Sellwood. The show lasts about 45 minutes, and is appropriate for all ages. Admission is $4; leave your reservation at 503/232-2346, and then pay cash or check at the door, which opens at 10:15 am. Easter-related services start today at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue in

Sellwood invites everyone to its Easter-related services, starting today with Lent Services at noon and 7 pm today, and also a week from today, April 9th. April 17, Maundy Thursday Service at noon and 7 pm.; April 18, Good Friday Service at 7 pm. April 20th, Easter Worship with Holy Communion celebrated at 10:30 am. All are welcome. APRIL 4

Rummage sale for co-op school. Brooklyn Cooperative preschool holds its annual rummage sale today, 9 am to 3 pm, and tomorrow, Saturday, 9 till 2, at 2901 S.E. Steele Street. Rummage items include electronics, clothes, toys, and children’s items.

APRIL 5

Annual rhododendron and daffodil show. Today and tomorrow, April 5th and 6th, the Daffodil Society, and the Portland chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, join to present their annual show and sale of both types of blooms. The show is today and tomorrow, noon till 5. The sale is 9-5 both days. The location is at the Portland Rhododendron Garden, on S.E. 28th just north of Woodstock Boulevard, just west of the Reed College campus, and it is open to the public. $4 admission refunded on purchase of a rhododendron. (To enter your own flowers in the show, bring them to the exhibit hall 6-8 pm Friday night, April 4, or this morning, 7-9:30 am.) For more information, to online to: http://www.rhodies.org – or call 503/771-8386.

“Table Top Game Day” today in Sellwood. 1-4 pm this afternoon, at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue, it’s “Table Top Game Day”. Everyone is welcome! Bring your favorite tabletop game, and friends to play it with. Call if you have questions: 503/236-7823.

Get Ready for Anything: Make a Plan & Build a Kit. Come to this free workshop at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 S.E. 62nd Avenue, from 2 to 5 pm, showing you how to stay safe in any disaster. Learn how to create a family emergency plan, including communications, getting everybody back together, and planning for children, pets, and household members with special needs. Also discover how to assemble an affordable emergency kit, including simple solutions for emergency sanitation. Hear from experts from the American Red Cross and Multnomah County Emergency Management, browse exhibits, pick up handouts, and maybe win a door prize! This is the first of a series of workshops, to be repeated April 13 in Sellwood-Westmoreland, and May 3 in Woodstock. For more information, go online to: http://GetReadySEPDX.wordpress.com – or call 503/754-0479. Sesquicentennial Library Celebration Puppet Show in Sellwood. Multnomah County Library is celebrating 150 years of library service – it’s the oldest public library west of the Mississippi! Join Librarian Gabby as she transports herself back in time to unfold the stories of the library’s? humble beginnings. For kids and families. Singing, dancing and laughter are included in this original Penny’s Puppet Show. Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes before the program, which runs from 2 to 2:45 pm this afternoon at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street.

“Mardi Gras in April” CHS fundraiser tonight. This evening, 6-9 pm, the Cleveland High School Foundation presents its annual benefit event – this year, “Mardi Gras in April” – at St. Philip Neri Church’s Carvlin Hall, 2408 S.E. 16th Avenue near Division Street. “You don’t have to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras fun, as the CHS Foundation is bringing Bourbon Street to you! You'll feast on red beans and rice (please specify either meat or vegetarian preference when purchasing ticket), salad, garlic bread, one beverage (beer or glass of wine), and dessert. Water, coffee, and tea also provided. Your ticket also enters your name in the drawing for door prizes, including: Batches of homemade frozen gumbo, CDs of New Orleans jazz, New Orleans Saints T-shirt, King’s Cake, and Popeye's gift certificates. Live music provided by CHS jazz musicians. Cost is $25.00 ($30 at door). Tickets on sale now at CHS, or e-mail Mary Kay West at: HYPERLINK "mailto:mwest1962@comcast.net" mwest1962@comcast.net.

APRIL 8

Gender talk at PCC on Water Avenue. “Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes Our Lives” is the title of a free public talk at the PCC CLIMB Center, across the street from OMSI, at 1626 S.E. Water Avenue, just north of the Ross Island Bridge. It’s part of the “Oregon Humanities Conversation Project”, and the discussion is slated for 6:30-8 pm, in the second floor lounge.

APRIL 12 Puppet Museum presents “Peter Pan”. This morning at 10:30 am, Ping Pong’s Pint-Size Puppet Museum in Sellwood presents for the whole family, “Peter Pan & Tinker Bell Story Time” by Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses. This Live Action presentation is their story about Neverland, pirates, Wendy and the lost boys, and Captain Hook. Hook is out to stop the boy who never wants to grow up, while Tinker Bell faces losing her best friend! Only their friendship can save their friends and each other. A highly interactive show for all ages, at Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum, 906 S.E. Umatilla Street in Sellwood. Call 503/233-7723 for information or reservations – or go online to: HYPERLINK "http://www.puppetmuseum.com/" http://www.puppetmuseum.com.

APRIL 13 Get Ready for Anything: Make a Plan & Build a Kit. Come to this free workshop at Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 S.E. Bybee Boulevard, from 2 to 5 pm, showing you how to stay safe in any disaster. Learn how to create a family emergency plan, including communications, getting everybody back together, and planning for children, pets, and household members with special needs. Also discover how to assemble an affordable emergency kit, including simple solutions for emergency sanitation. Hear from experts from the American Red Cross and Multnomah County Emergency Management, browse exhibits, pick up handouts, and maybe win a door prize! This is the first of a series of workshops, and will be repeated May 3 in Woodstock. For more information, go online to: http://GetReadySEPDX.wordpress.com – or call 503/360-3916.

APRIL 14

Teens Make Terrariums at Sellwood Library. What is a terrarium? It is a miniature garden that you can grow inside of a glass container. Join professional gardener Melissa Richmond in building your own terrarium at the Sellwood-Moreland Library, 6:30-7:30 pm. Free. You will learn all about taking care of your plants and watching them grown inside. Teens will have their own terrarium to take home after class. Space is limited, so come early to be sure of a seat. The Sellwood Branch Library is situated at S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street. APRIL 15

Pageturners Book Group at Woodstock Library. Read “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World” by Eric Weiner. Then come to the Pageturneers Book Group at the Woodstock Branch Library, S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 49th this evening 6:30-7:30 pm, and engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

APRIL 17

“Southeast Breakfast Forum”. Woodstock resident Ann B. Clarkson leads a free and open monthly “Breakfast Forum” for the respectful discussion of political issues. At today’s forum, held at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church’s Taborspace Coffeehouse, 5441 S.E. Belmont, topics include the May ballot, including the question of who will manage the Portland Water Bureau., the Portland City Council or an elected board. Members will also share information on state, county, and Portland City Council candidates. No registration required to attend. For information, call 503/774-9621. APRIL 19

SMILE’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, Westmoreland Park. Rain or shine, 10-11 am this morning, the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood association SMILE, and the Oaks Bottom Lions Club, will present the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the south end of Westmoreland Park. The Easter Bunny will be there to hand out carrots (thank you, New Seasons), and for photo opportunities. The event is free, but donations of non-perishable food are encouraged. The hunt is organized into age groups to give all children a fair chance at the candy eggs. Important: Be there BEFORE 10 am; the hunt starts at 10 sharp, and by 10:05 most of the eggs will be gathered up! APRIL 22

“Blind Tasting Bingo” at OMSI tonight. In partnership with Ecotrust and Edible Portland, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will host “Blind Tasting Bingo” 6-9 pm this evening – a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In this quarterly program, each night will feature 10 small plates prepared by Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. The players/guests – eyes covered – will try to identify what they taste, on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will receive a prize! OMSI is on S.E. Water Street, on the east bank of the Willamette River, just north of the Ross Island Bridge. Look for the big red tower under the Marquam Bridge. Open House on new public space, Bybee & 13th. The SMILE Stewardship of Natural Amenities Committee (SNAC) invites neighbors to attend a public forum at SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Avenue, 6:30-8 pm this evening, to learn about the Oaks Bottom Overlook Project. This Westmoreland greenspace development is sited on the unused apron of land beneath the “SMILE Christmas Tree” fir, at the curve where S.E. 13th and Bybee Boulevard meet. Picnic tables and benches, an informational kiosk, and a fence along the bluff, will enhance the site. For more information, call SNAC Co-Chair Nanci Champlin at 503/821-9843, or check: http://www.sellwoodmoreland.org/OaksBottomOverlook. APRIL 23

Wooden Train Playtime for kids, in Woodstock. Children ages 2 and up (with a favorite adult) who enjoy trains can put together and run wooden trains in the Woodstock Branch Library this morning, 10-10:45 am. This fun-filled program connects junior train fans with creative and imaginative play activities. Free. The Woodstock Library is situated on S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 49th. Ladybug Theater: “Baby Bear and 7 Kids”. Famous Ladybug Theater for kids and families presents “Baby Bear and the 7 Kids from the Audience”, featuring Baby Bear, today, and also next Wednesday (30th), at 10:30 am in SMILE Station, S.E. Corner of 13th Avenue at Tenino, one block south of Tacoma Street, in Sellwood. The show lasts about 45 minutes, and is appropriate for all ages. Admission is $4; leave your reservation at 503/232-2346, and then pay cash or check at the door, which opens at 10:15 am. Duniway School’s annual student art show. Today and tomorrow mark the celebration of Duniway Elementary school’s 15th annual student art show, showcasing artwork created by talented K-5 students and in engaging classes taught by parent volunteers. Duniway’s Applied Arts Program is made possible through the generous support of the Duniway PTA, Rhino Digital Printing, Chrisman Picture Frame and Gallery, and countless parent volunteers. The Duniway Art Show is open to the public today and tomorrow 5-8 pm at Duniway Elementary School, 7700 S.E. Reed College Place, in Eastmoreland. A suggested $2 donation helps support Duniway’s Applied Arts Program. APRIL 26 Preschool open house at Immanuel Lutheran this morning. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Preschool is holding an open house this morning, 10-11:30 am, open to all – at the church, 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue. Centers, crafts, sensory table, snacks, all for your child to enjoy. The preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. Call 503/236-7823, or e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:ilcpdxpreschool@gmail.com" ilcpdxpreschool@gmail.com, for more information. APRIL 27 Moreland Farmers Market “Volunteer Info Session”. At 3 pm this afternoon, The Moreland Farmers Market kicks off its ninth season by looking for a few good volunteers! There are many ways to get involved: You can help move and lift things with market set-up or tear-down, you can talk with and help people at the information booth, you can write an article or a post to the website, and you can help organize fun events. To find out more, and meet the crew, come to the volunteer information session this afternoon at 3 pm at SMILE Station, 8210 S.E. 13th Avenue, at Tenino. If you can't make the meeting but are still interested in being a volunteer, or if you have any questions, e-mail to: HYPERLINK "mailto:adam@morelandfarmersmarket.org" adam@morelandfarmersmarket.org.

APRIL 30

Get Ready for Anything: Help Friends & Neighbors Get Prepared. In a major disaster, you and your neighbors will be each other’s closest source of help. This workshop at the Service Employees International Union, 6401 S.E. Foster Road, from 6:30 to 9 pm, will show you how to engage neighbors in getting their households ready, and how to organize to help each other after a disaster. Also, you’ll learn about Neighborhood Emergency Teams and how to become a NET member or Ham Radio operator, if these responsibilities interest you. You can get handouts to share with neighbors, browse exhibits, and maybe win a door prize! This is the second of a series of free workshops, to be repeated May 13 in Sellwood-Westmoreland, and May 20 in the Reed neighborhood. For more information, go online to http://GetReadySEPDX.wordpress.com – or call 503/754-0479.

Cleveland High “College Night” this evening. 7 - 9 pm tonight, in CHS Auditorium, Cleveland High School's College & Career Center is hosting a College Night – an event geared for parents of Sophomores and Juniors and their students. If you are wondering how to navigate the college admissions process, this is a great opportunity to get your questions answered! Workshops topics include: Paying for College; Parenting through the Admissions Process; Considering Selective Colleges; Inside the Admissions Office; and Writing Your Application Essay. A student panel is included. Open to all, at Cleveland High – S.E. Powell Boulevard at 26th. MAY 3

Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood cleanup & plant sale. Residents of the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood area, including Woodstock, are invited to bring their junk to the neighborhood cleanup today, 9 am to 2 pm, at the Learning Gardens Lab, 6801 S.E. 60th Avenue. Accepted are some bulky waste, scrap metal, mattresses, furniture, yard debris, and more – but concrete, paint, refrigerators, hazardous materials, and commercial debris are not accepted. Unload your car full of junk for $20 per load; empty your truck or van for $30 a load; unpack your car, truck, or van, AND TRAILER, for $40 a load. Also, you can buy vegetable starts (lettuce, kale, herbs, etc.) for $2-$4 apiece while you’re there. Walk to raise funds to fight bladder cancer. The “Walk for Bladder Cancer” is today in Sellwood, with same-day registration starting at 9 am this morning at the Sellwood Medical Clinic, 8332 S.E. 13th Avenue, and with the two-mile walk starting at 10 am at the clinic. Participation is $20 for adults and $5 for those age 12 and younger, with all proceeds going to fight bladder cancer. For more information, call 971/998-8867.

Lewis Garden and Art Fair. Lewis Elementary School’s 6th Annual Garden and Art Fair takes place today – from 10 am until 4 pm at the Woodstock school. Free admission! Music, food, plant sale, vendors, face painting, and more.

MAY 10

Woodstock Neighborhood Assn. Plant Sale. This annual Woodstock fundraiser is held today, 9 am-3 pm, at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 S.E. 43rd Avenue. Proceeds are slated for the Community Center Maintenance Fund, which provides the neighborhood's portion of an agreement with Portland Parks to keep the Center open. Plants at the sale are donated by local gardeners who raise seedlings, herbs, houseplants, tomato and veggie starts. There are also many perennials, native plants and shrubs, sedums, and small trees. Plants for the sale were to be dropped off at the Community Center on May 9 between noon and 7 pm, or call Terry Griffiths at 503/771-0011 for help in transportation.

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