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September 19

Third Friday Baby Boomers Social Club

Couples and Singles, Boomers come out to have fun with their peers. Ron Cowen DJ will be playing our favorites and taking requests. Gateway Elks has lots of free parking, good dance floor, good food and prices. If you want to have dinner they requests you make reservations, dinner served 5:30 - 8 PM, 503-255-6535 bar food 8:30 to 11PM

September 20

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION CHARACTER ARTHUR THE AARDVARK, TO MAKE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT WESTFIELD VANCOUVER

As part of Westfield Vancouver’s character series, Arthur the Aardvark will be making a special appearance at Westfield Vancouver. For a limited time, families will have the opportunity to take photos with their favorite preschool character during four 30-minute meet and greets from 12-4 p.m. In addition, families will have a chance to win special giveaways from participating Westfield Vancouver retailers, as well as enjoy Arthur the Aardvark-themed activity sheets, coloring pages and more. The character series is part of Westfield’s WFamily program, a free membership program that enhances the family shopping experience by connecting its members with family-friendly events, money-saving promotions and special amenities offered exclusively at Westfield Vancouver. For more information about Westfield Vancouver visit www.wesfield.com/vancouver; follow Westfield Vancouver on Facebook for more information about events and activities such as WFamily events.

Dogtoberfest - Portland's Biggest Dog Wash (20th Annual)

Pack up the pooches and head on down to the Lucky Lab Brew Pub for Portland’s biggest dog wash! For a suggested donation of $10 per dog, DoveLewis volunteers will scrub up and dry off your dog. Listen to awesome live music and check out the 2015 DoveLewis calendar! Inside the brew pub you’ll find great beer and plenty of good food. You’ll also have an opportunity to visit with several pet-related vendors at the street fair. All proceeds benefit the DoveLewis Blood Bank. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital is recognized as a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Federal Tax ID No. 93-0621534. For more information go to http://www.dovelewis.org/dogtoberfest/

September 27

Lumberjack Breakfast

Lumberjack Breakfast Sponsored by Bob's Red Mill, Willamette View Inc., Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Glenmoore Retirement, Somerset Assisted Living, Stehn Family Chapel Saturday September 27th from 8 - 11 am at the Mikwaukie Center. $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. All you can eat pancakes! Plus sausage, eggs, fruit, and beverages. Bring your wood cutting tools to help cut wood for the emergency firewood project for older adults in our community. Call for information 503-658-8100

Weekend of Inquiry with Gangaji in Portland

The Inner Dive: Discovering the Truth of Yourself September 27th & 28th, 2014 World Forestry Center Cheatham Hall 4033 SW Canyon Rd Portland, Oregon 97221 Tuition $225.00 At the Door 250.00 Register at: www.gangaji.org or 800.267.9205

September 28

Weekend of Inquiry with Gangaji in Portland

The Inner Dive: Discovering the Truth of Yourself September 27th & 28th, 2014 World Forestry Center Cheatham Hall 4033 SW Canyon Rd Portland, Oregon 97221 Tuition $225.00 At the Door 250.00 Register at: www.gangaji.org or 800.267.9205

October 02

8th Annual Women's Leadership Luncheon

Over the last 11 years, 15,000 leaders have been supported through the Center for Women’s Leadership’s mentorship, service programs and educational resources. Please join us this year as we celebrate! At last year’s annual Leadership Luncheon, we announced we were changing our name to the Center for Women’s Leadership to re-affirm our commitment to supporting the leadership goals of women and girls across sectors. We believe that all women and girls should be thinking about their own leadership early and often, so that it’s second nature for them to raise their voice to make change and raise their hand to lead, no matter the leadership path they choose. In 2014, we invite you to join us at our event to honor 4 incredible women who have made a difference in Oregon through their leadership in the arts, politics, law, and business. This year, we honor Multnomah County Judge Adrienne Nelson, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Executive Director Gale Castillo, PICA Executive Director Victoria Frey, and Congresswoman Darlene Hooley. Proceeds go to support our life-changing high school girls and college women's programs! To support the leadership potential of women and girls across sectors, communities and careers, you can make a difference through your sponsorship! Individual tickets - $100 Please contact our Executive Director, Sunny Petit at 503.725.2895 or at cwlinfo@pdx.edu for more information about sponsorship levels.

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

October 04

2014 Portland Fashion and Style Awards Presented by Salon Services "Acknowledgement Celebration"

SAVE THE DATE! Location and time will be announced soon. This party is for you, honoring last year's award winners , introducing our new panel of judges, sponsors, and to announce the "People's Choice" online vote finalists for this year's awards. Our judges will have their final votes in for the remaining top 3 finalist and winners will be announced November 9th at the Portland Art Museum. Get your tickets now before it's gone! Come join us -- mix and mingle, nosh and sip -- for an elegant evening with Portland Fashion and Style Award's esteemed 2013 winners, supporters, sponsors, VIP's, judges and advisers. The PFSA 2014 Acknowledgement & Appreciation Celebration will be held October 4. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening while roving photographers capture the evening's festivities. We'll also be introducing our prestigious 2013 judging panel -- all industry experts in their own right and some of Portland's most respected fashion and style leaders. We can't wait to introduce them to you! We welcome you to invite your own VIP guests, family and friends for this enjoyable occasion. Please RSVP and provide the names of your guests for our guest list at the door to: info@portlandfashionandstyleawards.com Your support, encouragement and assistance in making the Portland Fashion and Style Awards even more spectacular this year is greatly appreciated. Please submit all inquiries for photography and participations to info@portlandfashionandstyleawards.com and don't forget to RSVP with the names of your guests so we can have them on the guest list at the door. For more information about this year's Portland Fashion & Style Awards Presented by Salon Services and ticket sale for November 9th red carpet - www.portlandfashionandstyleawards.com RESERVE your seat now!

Slow Food

There is no better place to enjoy the last days of summer bounty than on a farm and, in the convivial spirit of Slow Food, to join with others around a meal. It’s also a perfect opportunity to learn more about Ark of Taste, a movement within Slow Food that draws attention to food products at risk of extinction that define particular regions and cultures. Join Slow Food for a family friendly, farm-to-table dinner at Dancing Roots Farm hosted by farmers Shari Sirkin and Bryan Dickerson. Enjoy fresh food prepared by Chef Ryan Mead of The Bent Brick, thanks to the generosity of Chef/Owner Scott Dolich (also of Park Kitchen). Grab a sweater and sturdy shoes, bring the kids, and head out to the farm. WHAT’S INCLUDED • A buffet dinner fresh from the fields, including Ark of Taste ingredients, including Amish Paste tomatoes and Jimmy Nardello sweet Italian frying peppers • A walking tour of the farm with host farmers Shari Sirkin and Bryan Dickerson • Important nutritional information and Q&A with naturopathic doctor Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, ND • Farm activities for kids • Live music from Bryan Dickerson and guests DETAILS 3–4: Reception: appetizers, drinks, music 3:30–4:30: Kids’ activities and farm tours 4:30–6:30: Dinner & dessert buffet COST & REGISTRATION Adult: $35 Child 6–12: $5 Child 5 & under: Free WANT TO VOLUNTEER? The Slow Food Portland chapter would not be possible without the help of its volunteers. The autumn dinner crew is still seeking individuals to volunteer for either one or two shifts on October 4. If you are interested, kindly send word to Stacy Ho Richardson at stacy.ho.richardson@gmail.com for more information and volunteer positions.

Alpaca Harvest Fest

Help EasyGo Farm and Alpacas of Oregon celebrate our bountiful harvest of alpaca births and beautiful fleece. Get up close to the summer's babies. Hand feed them and meet the "fiber boys" - less expensive alpacas for fiber artists, companions, pasture mowers... Bid in the silent auction for alpaca females and their babies - all proceeds from their sale go to Portland Rescue Mission. If you're curious about starting a fiber farm or breeding fiber animals - sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas - we've raised them all and love to talk about them. Chat with long-time breeders in a no-pressure atmosphere about the alpaca business and raising alpacas. Shop for sweaters, gloves, scarves, and more - this is your chance to do some early holiday shopping. Knitters and handspinners (and those with fiber artists on their gift lists) will find fleece and yarn, some dyed and some in one of the alpaca’s many natural colors. Enter the drawing for luxurious alpaca items. Or make your own gift - learn to felt an alpaca scarf. Phone Suzanne 503-348-6954 to reserve your spot. $75 covers instruction and materials. The farm is located at 21345 SW Aebischer Rd in Sherwood, Oregon, just off Hwy 99. We'll be open from 10am till 4pm, Saturday and Sunday. For more info, visit www.easygofarm.net/AOOHarvestfest.

The Wedge!

The Wedge! will feature artisan, specialty and farmstead cheesemakers as well as accoutrement vendors from throughout the Northwest. The farmer's market-style event will appeal to the cheese lover looking to taste and try new flavors and styles. Classes will cover pairing with beer as well as spirits. More than 30 Northwest cheesemakers will showcase their finest cheeses and will include: Ancient Heritage Dairy, Briar Rose Creamery, La Mariposa, Portland Creamery, Full Circle Creamery, Rivers Edge Chevre, Rogue Creamery, Tillamook and Willamette Valley Cheese Co. to name a few. Attendees can also find accoutrements that are the ideal partner to their favorite cheese including: charcuterie, unique jams, farmstead honey and artisan breads. The cheese festival is hosted by the Oregon Cheese Guild and Rogue Ales & Spirits. Tickets are now available on our website.

October 05

Alpaca Harvest Fest

Help EasyGo Farm and Alpacas of Oregon celebrate our bountiful harvest of alpaca births and beautiful fleece. Get up close to the summer's babies. Hand feed them and meet the "fiber boys" - less expensive alpacas for fiber artists, companions, pasture mowers... Bid in the silent auction for alpaca females and their babies - all proceeds from their sale go to Portland Rescue Mission. If you're curious about starting a fiber farm or breeding fiber animals - sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas - we've raised them all and love to talk about them. Chat with long-time breeders in a no-pressure atmosphere about the alpaca business and raising alpacas. Shop for sweaters, gloves, scarves, and more - this is your chance to do some early holiday shopping. Knitters and handspinners (and those with fiber artists on their gift lists) will find fleece and yarn, some dyed and some in one of the alpaca’s many natural colors. Enter the drawing for luxurious alpaca items. Or make your own gift - learn to felt an alpaca scarf. Phone Suzanne 503-348-6954 to reserve your spot. $75 covers instruction and materials. The farm is located at 21345 SW Aebischer Rd in Sherwood, Oregon, just off Hwy 99. We'll be open from 10am till 4pm, Saturday and Sunday. For more info, visit www.easygofarm.net/AOOHarvestfest.

October 09

Portland, OR The Problem Student Problem-Solver Workshop

Got Problem Kids? Here's your Problem Student Problem-Solver Conference. You name the problems and this workshop delivers hundreds of immediate, problem-stopping answers. You will leave with innovative, more effective strategies for school failure, truancy, dropping out, work refusal, violence, delinquency, bad attitudes, depression and more. College credit and clock hours available. Free sample interventions, and free monthly Problem Student Problem-Solver magazine available at our web site, youthchg.com, or via email (dwells@youthchg.com), or call toll-free to 1-800-545-5736. Work-study financial aid available for all classes. Call for details. Coming to many cities around the US. Also available as distance learning. Call 1-800-545-5736 for information and a workshop flyer. College credit and clock hours for many disciplines offered for both live and recorded classes. On-site workshops can also be scheduled for your school, agency or conference. This class also makes a terrific fund raiser if you host the event and invite area professionals to attend. Call us at 1-800-545-5736 or visit our web site at youthchg.com for more details. If you have problem kids, we can help.

October 10

Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show, 34th Annual

Oct. 10, 11 and 12th, Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm 40 VENDORS of FOSSILS, ROCKS, GEMS, MINERALS, BEADS, TOOLS, JEWELRY & MORE. KIDS CORNER with games & activities. 100 EXHIBITS of fossils and finished lapidary arts to learn about diversity of rocks & minerals. 5 SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS from well-known book authors of geology, fossils, and rock collecting. 15 DEMONSTRATIONS in cutting precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons, sphere making, etc. DOOR PRIZES, win bargains at the SILENT AUCTION. Admission for Adults - $5, Kids 12 and under are free with paying adult.

Portland, OR The Problem Student Problem-Solver Workshop

Got Problem Kids? Here's your Problem Student Problem-Solver Conference. You name the problems and this workshop delivers hundreds of immediate, problem-stopping answers. You will leave with innovative, more effective strategies for school failure, truancy, dropping out, work refusal, violence, delinquency, bad attitudes, depression and more. College credit and clock hours available. Free sample interventions, and free monthly Problem Student Problem-Solver magazine available at our web site, youthchg.com, or via email (dwells@youthchg.com), or call toll-free to 1-800-545-5736. Work-study financial aid available for all classes. Call for details. Coming to many cities around the US. Also available as distance learning. Call 1-800-545-5736 for information and a workshop flyer. College credit and clock hours for many disciplines offered for both live and recorded classes. On-site workshops can also be scheduled for your school, agency or conference. This class also makes a terrific fund raiser if you host the event and invite area professionals to attend. Call us at 1-800-545-5736 or visit our web site at youthchg.com for more details. If you have problem kids, we can help.

October 11

Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show, 34th Annual

Oct. 10, 11 and 12th, Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm 40 VENDORS of FOSSILS, ROCKS, GEMS, MINERALS, BEADS, TOOLS, JEWELRY & MORE. KIDS CORNER with games & activities. 100 EXHIBITS of fossils and finished lapidary arts to learn about diversity of rocks & minerals. 5 SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS from well-known book authors of geology, fossils, and rock collecting. 15 DEMONSTRATIONS in cutting precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons, sphere making, etc. DOOR PRIZES, win bargains at the SILENT AUCTION. Admission for Adults - $5, Kids 12 and under are free with paying adult.

Zimbabwe Artists Project FUNdraiser

If you have been to our Fall FUNdraiser in the past, you know not to miss out! Join us for and evening of Zimbabwean food and drinks, fantastic silent auction, raffle, ZAP marketplace filled with arts fresh from Zimbabwe, and live Zimbabwean music by Njuzu Mbira and DJ DULLAH! Tickets are only $30 and allow you access to all of the above, including complimentary wine and beer! The Zimbabwe Artists Project is a nonprofit organization partnering with artists in Weya, Zimbabwe, in strengthening self-sufficiency, building cultural understanding, and creating educational opportunities. Proceeds from our FUNdraiser help expand ZAP's special projects program, support our educational program for children who have been orphaned, health care assistance program, and partnering with artists program that we conduct with the artists, their families, and community in Zimbabwe. Buy your tickets NOW to reserve your spot! Questions? Call the ZAP office at 503-232-7057.

October 12

Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show, 34th Annual

Oct. 10, 11 and 12th, Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm 40 VENDORS of FOSSILS, ROCKS, GEMS, MINERALS, BEADS, TOOLS, JEWELRY & MORE. KIDS CORNER with games & activities. 100 EXHIBITS of fossils and finished lapidary arts to learn about diversity of rocks & minerals. 5 SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS from well-known book authors of geology, fossils, and rock collecting. 15 DEMONSTRATIONS in cutting precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons, sphere making, etc. DOOR PRIZES, win bargains at the SILENT AUCTION. Admission for Adults - $5, Kids 12 and under are free with paying adult.

Plucky Maidens Get Hitched! Vintage Bridal Show Fall 2014

Plucky Maidens Get Hitched! is the ONLY vintage bridal show in Portland, Oregon. Vendors offering antique & vintage wedding gowns, jewelry, veils, accessories and cowboy boots are featured as well as vintage-style photographers, wedding stylists & planners, florists, vintage prop rental companies and makers of stylish wedding invitations, favors, decor, cakes and more. This festive event will be held at the fabulous and vintage The Oaks Amusement Park Dance Pavilion. Live Music provided by the Swing French Gypsy band, The Djangophiles.

October 17

Third Friday Baby Boomers Social Club

Couples and Singles, Boomers come out to have fun with their peers. Ron Cowen DJ will be playing our favorites and taking requests. Gateway Elks has lots of free parking, good dance floor, good food and prices. If you want to have dinner they requests you make reservations, dinner served 5:30 - 8 PM, 503-255-6535 bar food 8:30 to 11PM

DoveAdore featuring Boutiques Unleashed

A fabulous gala featuring a fashion show for both ends of the leash! Hundreds of DoveLewis’ top supporters gather at the Portland Art Museum for a live auction, dinner and benefit, culminating in a fashion show featuring local human and canine boutiques. Celebrity humans and pets showcase the hottest fashions. You’ll never forget this unique and fun-filled evening in support of the Northwest’s nonprofit, 24-hour emergency and ICU animal hospital. Register online at www.dovelewis.org. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital is recognized as a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Federal Tax ID No. 93-0621534. For more information go to www.doveadore.com.

October 18

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

23rd Annual Two Day Singing Convention

On Saturday & Sunday, October 18th & 19th 2014 Portland Sacred Harp cordially invites everyone who loves to sing to add their voices to our 23rd Annual Two Day Singing Convention taking place at The Laurelhurst Club in SE Portland. The event is free (donations gratefully accepted) open to all ages and no experience required. Attendees may come and go throughout the weekend as they please. The 200 year-old American folk tradition of Sacred Harp singing (also known as “shapenote” singing) is experiencing a revival across the country among a diverse group of singers of many beliefs, ages, backgrounds and interests, who are drawn to its soulful sound and social approach to singing. People from all walks of life come together with a single purpose: to make raucous, exuberant music for 2 full days of singing unaccompanied four-part harmony. This community music-making is intended to be fun, social and free of performance constraints. Tunebooks will be available to borrow for the day or can be purchased for $20. The music in the oblong tunebook, The Sacred Harp, binds these folks together in heart and spirit, but they are bound equally by their appetites. In keeping with tradition, a free potluck dinner is provided at noon by local singers each day, open to all. The food that is spread on the tables reflects both the diversity of the singers and the devotion of passing time and tradition. This year's convention will open with a free singing school Saturday 9:30am-11:00, taught by long time singer Nathan Rees, traveling from his new home in Grand Forks, North Dakota. WHO: Portland Sacred Harp WHAT: 23rd Annual 2 Day Singing Convention WHEN: October 18th & 19th (Saturday & Sunday) 9:30am-3:00pm (Doors open at 9:00am) WHERE: The Laurelhurst Club 3721 SE Ankeny St. Portland, OR HOW MUCH: Free, with donations gratefully accepted. MORE INFO: www.portlandsacredharp.org

October 19

23rd Annual Two Day Singing Convention

On Saturday & Sunday, October 18th & 19th 2014 Portland Sacred Harp cordially invites everyone who loves to sing to add their voices to our 23rd Annual Two Day Singing Convention taking place at The Laurelhurst Club in SE Portland. The event is free (donations gratefully accepted) open to all ages and no experience required. Attendees may come and go throughout the weekend as they please. The 200 year-old American folk tradition of Sacred Harp singing (also known as “shapenote” singing) is experiencing a revival across the country among a diverse group of singers of many beliefs, ages, backgrounds and interests, who are drawn to its soulful sound and social approach to singing. People from all walks of life come together with a single purpose: to make raucous, exuberant music for 2 full days of singing unaccompanied four-part harmony. This community music-making is intended to be fun, social and free of performance constraints. Tunebooks will be available to borrow for the day or can be purchased for $20. The music in the oblong tunebook, The Sacred Harp, binds these folks together in heart and spirit, but they are bound equally by their appetites. In keeping with tradition, a free potluck dinner is provided at noon by local singers each day, open to all. The food that is spread on the tables reflects both the diversity of the singers and the devotion of passing time and tradition. This year's convention will open with a free singing school Saturday 9:30am-11:00, taught by long time singer Nathan Rees, traveling from his new home in Grand Forks, North Dakota. WHO: Portland Sacred Harp WHAT: 23rd Annual 2 Day Singing Convention WHEN: October 18th & 19th (Saturday & Sunday) 9:30am-3:00pm (Doors open at 9:00am) WHERE: The Laurelhurst Club 3721 SE Ankeny St. Portland, OR HOW MUCH: Free, with donations gratefully accepted. MORE INFO: www.portlandsacredharp.org

October 26

Ain't Misbehavin'

Join us for an exquisite, farm-to-table dinner at clarklewis in the eastside industrial district. Our entertainment includes the vivacious and sharp-tongued emcee, Poison Waters and the Portland based swing and jazz trio, Boy and Bean. We will make the evening extra special with prohibition cocktails and a professional swing-dance performance from Arthur Murray Dance Studios. The event is sure to be remembered as a joyful, spirited evening by all of our guests. Tickets: - Individual Ticket-$375 - Pair of Tickets-$725 - Sponsor a Teacher-$375 - Sponsor a Table-$2200 Space is limited. RSVP by October 1, 2014 to: info@gspdx.org (503) 626-9089 Additional ticket, sponsorship, and menu information available at: www.gspdx.org

November 02

Portland National College Fair

The Portland National College Fair will be held Sunday, November 2 from 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Monday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at the Oregon Convention Center. This is an opportunity for students and parents to get college information at no cost. Attendees will have access to representatives from more than 250 colleges nationwide, as well as from the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, The College Board, and the ACT. They can attend presentations about the application process, financial aid, applying for scholarships, and writing application essays. Students should register prior to attending the fair and bring their printed bar coded confirmation to be used at the fair as an electronic ID. Registration is available at: www.gotomyncf.com.

November 06

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

November 09

2014 Portland Fashion and Style Awards - Presented by Salon Services

Join us for the 3rd annual PORTLAND FASHION AND STYE AWARDS. A formal, red carpet affair that showcases the very best of the best that the Portland Fashion and Beauty Industry has to offer. The event is an award show that recognizes the best of what the Portland fashion and beauty industries have brought to us that year. It has a panel of industry judges that use a set criteria to base their votes on for that year's voting. The online vote by the public is to allow our community to be a part and voice their opinion. The winner's in the people's vote are awarded a place in the top four nominees in each category. The judges' panel will select the winner in each category from a list of set criteria and the best of the best are given the Portland Fashion and Style Award beautiful trophy and prestigious title. After Celebration happenings in the ballroom at the Protland Art Museum. Grammy nominated Muddy Award winner and Oregon Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Patrick Lamb, will be the entertainment. The Portland Fashion & Style Awards support local businesses and commerce by recognizing excellence and awarding those who create Portland’s unique style. The show spotlights and honors exceptional local talent and connects Portland’s diverse creatives to foster collaboration and growth. The combination of Portland’s creative culture and its access to the booming markets of the Pacific Rim create unparalleled opportunities. PFSA helps our industry find the allies and synergies to succeed. Portland Fashion and Style Awards leverages Portland’s creatives. By working together, the event sparks new ideas, concepts and projects that wouldn’t normally occur when operating solely in one’s area of specialty. As a result of connections made through the 2012 awards show, the Winner of Best Boutique SW, Anne Bocci Boutique and Gallery, went on to collaborate with the winner in the Best Photography Category, Rod Black of Foto Door Photography, and Kodi Sawyer, Winner Best Female Model. The event, held at the Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater in Portland, OR, showcased their work, along with the designs of 2013 Project Runway winner, Michelle Lesniak Franklin, whose clothing line is available at Anne Bocci Boutique. Just as important is our secondary mission — to connect individuals in Portland’s diverse creative industry and encourage collaboration and growth by leveraging each other’s abilities. By working together, we spark new ideas, concepts and projects that just don’t materialize when working in a vacuum! Make sure you purchase tickets now. Selected seating and some VIP Tables are still available. www.portlandfashionandstyleawards.com

IN THE BAG: BENEFIT FOR THE ARTS

The 5th annual IN THE BAG: BENEFIT FOR THE ARTS, to take place on November 9th, 2014. This wildly successful event raises money for the arts programs at Wilson High School. The community and celebrities donate purses, bags, and other items and then we hold the Pop-Up Sale & Silent Auction. We have every color, style and price of bag. We price the items to sell. There is a silent auction for our "special" items. This is an event you won't want to miss. The more we sell, the more money we raise for the Arts. It's going to be hard to choose the "perfect bag"—don't worry, we'll help you out with free mimosas and wine to ease the pain of decision-making. If you still can't decide, buy five. Dish the rest out as holiday gifts. FREE admission, mimosas and treats. Cash or checks only. Get there early!

November 15

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

YO GABBA GABBA’S BROBEE, TO MAKE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT WESTFIELD VANCOUVER

As part of Westfield Vancouver’s character series, Brobee from the show “Yo Gabba Gabba”! will be making a special appearance at Westfield Vancouver. For a limited time, families will have the opportunity to take photos with their favorite preschool character during four 30-minute meet and greets from 12-4 p.m. In addition, families will have a chance to win special giveaways from participating Westfield Vancouver retailers, as well as enjoy Yo Gabba Gabba-themed activity sheets, coloring pages and more. The character series is part of Westfield’s WFamily program, a free membership program that enhances the family shopping experience by connecting its members with family-friendly events, money-saving promotions and special amenities offered exclusively at Westfield Vancouver. For more information about Westfield Vancouver visit www.wesfield.com/vancouver; follow Westfield Vancouver on Facebook for more information about events and activities such as WFamily events.

November 21

Third Friday Baby Boomers Social Club

Couples and Singles, Boomers come out to have fun with their peers. Ron Cowen DJ will be playing our favorites and taking requests. Gateway Elks has lots of free parking, good dance floor, good food and prices. If you want to have dinner they requests you make reservations, dinner served 5:30 - 8 PM, 503-255-6535 bar food 8:30 to 11PM

November 22

Sophisticated Beads Holiday Jewelry Show

Homemade refreshments, holiday beverages, prizes and stress free shopping all in one location! Our designs are handcrafted with a vibrant assortment of semi-precious stones accented with Austrian Swarovski crystals, pearls and sterling silver. We design with unique gemstones to create wonderful women’s jewelry that can be worn for a special occasion or every day. A great deal of care is put into every piece to make it as special as the person wearing it. One of a kind treasures is our specialty. Beads On a Mission are two of our jewelry lines that include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds go to five cancer foundations and support Nairobi tribal women in Kenya by purchasing their beads. Stop by and see our large selection of other beautiful pieces with interesting stories and designs to add to jewelry collections.

Sophisticated Beads HolidayJewelry Show

Homemade refreshments, holiday beverages, prizes and stress free shopping all in one location! Our designs are handcrafted with a vibrant assortment of semi-precious stones accented with Austrian Swarovski crystals, pearls and sterling silver. We design with unique gemstones to create wonderful women’s jewelry that can be worn for a special occasion or every day. A great deal of care is put into every piece to make it as special as the person wearing it. One of a kind treasures is our specialty. Beads On a Mission are two of our jewelry lines that include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds go to five cancer foundations and support Nairobi tribal women in Kenya by purchasing their beads. Stop by and see our large selection of other beautiful pieces with interesting stories and designs to add to jewelry collections.

November 28

Open Alpaca Barn & Sale

Join us for our Open Barn, co-hosted by EasyGo Farm at Alpacas of Oregon in Sherwood, just off Hwy 99. In the midst of Washington County's wine country, the farm is conveniently located to provide a break from the Thanksgiving winery tours. We'll be open Friday & Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Get your hands on our luxurious alpaca products: fleece and roving for handspinners, yarn for knitters, sweaters, scarves, socks, & more, many handcrafted. This is a unique way to entertain your out of town company, as well as do some holiday shopping. Or make your own gift - learn to felt an alpaca scarf. Phone 503-348-6954 to reserve a spot. $75 covers your materials and instruction. Meet the summer's alpaca babies and their mothers. Get nose to nose with less expensive "fiber boys" - alpacas for fiber artists, 4-H, companions, or pasture ornaments & lawn mowers. Visitors can chat with four long-time livestock breeders who've raised llamas, horses, sheep, and goats. They've found that alpacas are a perfect match for owners of small acreages or for crafters looking for their own four-legged fiber producers. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options.

November 29

Open Alpaca Barn & Sale

Join us for our Open Barn, co-hosted by EasyGo Farm at Alpacas of Oregon in Sherwood, just off Hwy 99. In the midst of Washington County's wine country, the farm is conveniently located to provide a break from the Thanksgiving winery tours. We'll be open Friday & Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Get your hands on our luxurious alpaca products: fleece and roving for handspinners, yarn for knitters, sweaters, scarves, socks, & more, many handcrafted. This is a unique way to entertain your out of town company, as well as do some holiday shopping. Or make your own gift - learn to felt an alpaca scarf. Phone 503-348-6954 to reserve a spot. $75 covers your materials and instruction. Meet the summer's alpaca babies and their mothers. Get nose to nose with less expensive "fiber boys" - alpacas for fiber artists, 4-H, companions, or pasture ornaments & lawn mowers. Visitors can chat with four long-time livestock breeders who've raised llamas, horses, sheep, and goats. They've found that alpacas are a perfect match for owners of small acreages or for crafters looking for their own four-legged fiber producers. Both farms offer alpacas for sale along with boarding options.

December 04

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

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