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Hi! My name is Chrissy Larson, (also known as “Teacher Balsam”), and I am the creator/lead teacher for the “Nuts About Nature!” and “Nature’s Playground” programs through Portland Parks & Recreation – City Nature. I would like to let you know about some pretty cool nature programs happening in and near your neighborhoods this coming school year for children and youth. There are three main programs as detailed here.1. Preschool children (ages 3-6) can become “Lil’ Nature Kids” and spend a couple hours a week with our outdoor teachers learning about and playing in one of our wild Portland Parks. “Lil’ Nature Kids” classes run at the following parks: FALL SESSIONS @ Mt Tabor Park, Hoyt Arboretum, and Sellwood Riverfront Park; WINTER SESSIONS @ Mt Tabor Park, Peninsula Park, and Sellwood Park; SPRING SESSIONS @ Mt Tabor Park, Whitaker Ponds Nature Area (NE PDX), Hoyt Arboretum, and Sellwood Park/Sellwood Riverfront Park. [Read more →]
Join in the fun at the Brooklyn Park for our Annual Ice Cream Social
Sunday September 9th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
* Air Obstacle Course * Face painter * Rock wall
* Ice Cream (and other food) * and more…
See you there!
This year’s offerings for the Jackpot Records Film & Music Festival will be the first time most of these celluloid gems have graced the large screen in Portland. The festival runs September 24 – 28, 2012 and will be held at the historic Bagdad Theater; doors open at 8 p.m. forall shows. At this all ages event all films are five dollars admission (minors are allowed with parents). The festival also features Q & A’s with Mudhoney guitarist Steve Turner on Tuesday, August 25 and director, editor and co-cinematographer, Keith Shapiro on Friday, August 28 (Q & A’s to follow films). A festival website complete with trailer links is available here.
Tastebud’s Mark Doxtader will open his restaurant on Sunday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Brooklyn Community Garden’s Silent Auction. The special event will feature Tastebud’s mouthwatering wood-fired pizza and/ or bagels at a suggested donation price that will benefit the community garden. The BCG Silent Auction will include all sorts of items for award to the highest bidders. Thanks to incredible volunteer efforts, Brooklyn Community Garden recently opened ahead of schedule with 30 plots available to neighborhood gardeners. This past spring BCG received a substantial grant from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District which helped to pay for the infrastructure, such as installation of a water submeter and materials for a garden shed. The grant requires some matching funds to be raised by the organization. The upcoming Silent Auction will help to meet this goal. Join your neighbors, eat a delicious lunch at Tastebud, and support the Brooklyn Community Garden’s Silent Auction on September 23. If you have an item that you would like to donate for the auction, or questions about the community garden, contact Lee Kamrass at email@example.com.
KATU NEWS, PORTLAND, Ore. – One man is offering his paving services at no charge to fill in troublesome potholes through his Potholes for Poverty program. But on one condition: if people chip in money or time to their favorite charity. Ken VanDomelen says people should call their city first to see if it will fix a pothole, but for anyone who’s still frustrated, his paving company offers a solution, a “win-win,” he says for homeowners and the charity of their choice. After reading an editorial about potholes, VanDomelen had an idea: “And then that kind of morphed into, why don’t we fill potholes for people that don’t write editorials and would make contributions to charities?” So once a month VanDomelen’s crews from Tigard-based Coast Paving set aside a day to fix potholes at no cost as long as people help out a charity. [Read more →]