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April 02

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

April 03

HUGE! Community INDOOR Yard Sale

1000s OF ITEMS!! Low prices on everything you can imagine! Books, Dishes and Kitchen Misc, Glassware, Household, Electronics, Small Appliances, DVDs, CDs, Home Décor, Hardware, Office Misc, Games, Jewelry, Baskets, Collectibles & Antiques, Furniture, and more! This is a semi-annual event at a large 300-apartment retirement complex in the Westmoreland area of SE Portland. Donations to the sale have been gathered for months from residents, their families, and neighbors. Between Tolman and Bybee, just North of the Bybee Bridge Parking on Street Only | A Tri-met bus stop is adjacent to the building. Refreshments & Sandwiches Available

April 04

White Rose Presents: Dinner Center Piece for Easter Workshop

Just in time for Easter and spring celebrations, this event will have you going away with a beautiful fresh centerpiece to enhance your table or brunch buffet. Using fresh flowers with small blooming plants your arrangement will have elements that last well into the season. All supplies and materials will be provided with the registration fee of $35.00. Please bring shears or a design tool to work with. Registration required. Call (541) 753-6601 to register.

Egg Hunt for HOPE

It began in 2007 with an idea to help a local family suffering in the fight against cancer and a way for local residents and real estate agents Todd and Leslie McCabe to teach their boys the value of giving selflessly of yourself to help others. We expect over 700 to attend his year’s 9th annual Egg Hunt for HOPE! There will be cookies, coffee, hot chocolate and other snacks for purchase, a bucket style raffle with over 50 items and a silent auction. The Easter Bunny will be there along with over 20,000 eggs in the various age group egg hunts! Hunts are $3/per child, adult hunt is free. Our recipient this year is Emma Aanderud who is currently a sophomore at Sherwood High School and is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

The Great Westside Easter Event

Come on out for the Annual Great Westside Easter Egg Hunt, held April 4th, the Saturday before Easter. Grab the kids and head out to the only event of its kind on the Westside, held at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro. This event will feature lots of candy and tons of great prizes for kids, plus a fire truck, police cars, pony rides, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, games, arts & crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Rain or shine we'll be there! And Moms, we also have a hunt for you too! Find jewelry, trips, day spa packages, and more! Who: Children 10 & Under (and a special hunt for Mom). Egg Hunts are broken down by age. See website for information. Pricing: Admission: $5 per family*, Parking: FREE (show up early!) (*Candy hunts and pictures with the Easter Bunny are free, some of the attractions have an additional fee)

HUGE! Community INDOOR Yard Sale

1000s OF ITEMS!! Low prices on everything you can imagine! Books, Dishes and Kitchen Misc, Glassware, Household, Electronics, Small Appliances, DVDs, CDs, Home Décor, Hardware, Office Misc, Games, Jewelry, Baskets, Collectibles & Antiques, Furniture, and more! This is a semi-annual event at a large 300-apartment retirement complex in the Westmoreland area of SE Portland. Donations to the sale have been gathered for months from residents, their families, and neighbors. Between Tolman and Bybee, just North of the Bybee Bridge Parking on Street Only | A Tri-met bus stop is adjacent to the building. Refreshments & Sandwiches Available

April 11

Spring Fling at Fisher's Grange

Come join our community event....Shopping with Local vendors, Local handcrafts, Entertainment, Raffles, Food, Face painting, Balloon Artisans! 10 - 3 See you at the Grange!

Farm Fest and Plowing Competition

20+ teams of draft horses and mules competing, photography contest, sawmill, blacksmith shop, horseshoeing demo, log skidding, pioneer kids area, museum displays open, Hutchcroft school open, old timey music, food and fun!

Pruning with Brian Tsugawa

Every time we watch Brian prune, we learn something new! Brian will share what and when to prune, how to prune and the tools he recommends to get your landscape into tip-top shape. Space is limited. Please register ahead online at http://www.tsugawanursery.com/events.htm or call (360) 225-8750.

Little Sprouts: Fairy Gardens

Spring is definitely here and we’ve noticed a lot of peculiar happenings around the garden center. Items tipped over, sparkly things missing, and Heidi has been barking at seemingly nothing. At first we thought it was the new kitten Jinx, but he seems just as mystified…This definitely means the fairies are here again and ready for our Little Sprouts to come and create new little gardens for them and to take them home. Registration required. Call (541) 753-6601 to register. $15 per child.

April 13

Portland’5 Noontime Showcase: Jefferson Dancers

The elite young Jefferson Dancers, ages 14-18, from Portland’s Jefferson High School are trained in and perform works in all dance styles, including Modern, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, African, Ethnic, and Musical Theatre. Come see this preview of the Jefferson Dancers’ upcoming performances in April-May in the Newmark Theatre. Appropriate for age 3 and older. This is a FREE event. Tickets are not required. This show is part of Portland’5 Noontime Showcase, a series of free, monthly, noontime, public performances. Bring your lunch and enjoy a live show! Located in the Rotunda of Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland.

April 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.

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser April 18th - April 25th Barnes & Noble @ Bridgeport & online Bookfair ID #11580040 needed More information: Saturday, April 18, 2014, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. At 10:00 am, LRMS students will be competing in an exhibitory Oregon Battle of the Books competition. You may also enjoy eating at the Barnes & Noble cafe', which also counts toward the bookfair, when you present the school voucher or the school bookfair ID #11580040. The LRMS library will receive a percentage of the sales that occur in the Bridgeport store and of orders made online at BN.com/bookfairs from April 18th through April 24th. The purchasing of gift cards are excluded. Everyone making a purchase whether in-store or online needs to present a school voucher or the school's bookfair ID #11580040. A copy of the required voucher can be found on our website, http://lrms.sherwood.k12.or.us or simply state the bookfair ID #11580040 and/or Laurel Ridge Middle School Library. This is a great opportunity to support our school and do some early Mother’s Day shopping!

Grilled Cheese Competition

April 18

Walk MS: Portland 2015

Join us for Walk MS Portland on Saturday, April 18. Walk MS connects people living with multiple sclerosis and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other—a day to join together, to celebrate the progress we've made, and to show the power of our connections. When you raise funds through Walk MS, you give hope to the more than 8,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Start prepping today for the Walk MS Portland 5K! Register and begin fundraising at walkMSoregon.org.

Bonsai!

Join us for this informative class all about bonsai. All levels are invited. We look forward to seeing you! Space is limited. Please register ahead online at http://www.tsugawanursery.com/events.htm or call (360) 225-8750.

Spring Open House

Join us in welcoming spring by celebrating our 78th Anniversary. The weekend is packed with great classes and amazing guests. We will have sweet treats, wine, great specials, and some exciting drawings.

Spring Pruning including Japanese Maples

This month we are delving deeper into our pruning. We will discuss pruning basics, pruning tools, and how to prune ornamentals, including Japanese maples, Clematis, Lilacs, Hydrangeas and grasses. There will be time at the end for questions.

Organic Gardening Basics

Guest speaker, Stephanie Ripple of the Espoma Company will be giving you a brief view on ways your garden can thrive naturally. This will include: creating healthy soil, using organic fertilizers, companion planting, attracting beneficial insects and choosing the right remedy for problems.

Create Your Own Hanging Basket or Planter

Roll back your sleeves and let’s create something uniquely you! In celebration of spring we are helping you create beautiful hanging baskets or patio planters that not only work for your landscape but show your spirit and flare. Registration required. Call (541) 753-6601 for registration. $35 per person.

"Swing Into Spring"

“Swing Into Spring” Event Nurtures Mental Health Care Help You are invited to help grow hope for those in need. Join with fellow supporters of the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center (NCC) to help raise funds for mental health care. This annual event will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Riverside Golf and Country Club, 8105 NE 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97211. The evening runs from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The “Swing into spring” benefit includes dinner, music and raffle prizes. Tickets are $45 each. Reserved tables of eight are $275. All proceeds are committed to providing professional mental health services to all, regardless of faith or finances. Tickets may be purchased online at www.nwcounseling.org , by calling 503-253-0964 or 503-780-2964 (cell), or by emailing Erin Peters at erin@nwcounseling.org . For 29 years, the nonprofit independent NCC has offered therapy, educational classes and psychiatric medication management for people regardless of financial resources. NCC is one of few organizations offering a sliding scale for mental health services. Nearly 45% of its clients are uninsured. The majority receive some subsidization of counseling fees. All donations are tax-deductible.

April 19

Spring Open House

Join us in welcoming spring by celebrating our 78th Anniversary. The weekend is packed with great classes and amazing guests. We will have sweet treats, wine, great specials, and some exciting drawings.

Landscape Basics Part 1-“Bones”

Spring is finally here and summer just around the corner. Join us as Lee Powell, landscape architect (PLA#288) shares with you design basics on how to create the structural foundation of your landscape and make your yard neighbor-envy worthy. The second part of this series is tentatively scheduled for September 27th.

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser April 18th - April 25th Barnes & Noble @ Bridgeport & online Bookfair ID #11580040 needed More information: Saturday, April 18, 2014, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. At 10:00 am, LRMS students will be competing in an exhibitory Oregon Battle of the Books competition. You may also enjoy eating at the Barnes & Noble cafe', which also counts toward the bookfair, when you present the school voucher or the school bookfair ID #11580040. The LRMS library will receive a percentage of the sales that occur in the Bridgeport store and of orders made online at BN.com/bookfairs from April 18th through April 24th. The purchasing of gift cards are excluded. Everyone making a purchase whether in-store or online needs to present a school voucher or the school's bookfair ID #11580040. A copy of the required voucher can be found on our website, http://lrms.sherwood.k12.or.us or simply state the bookfair ID #11580040 and/or Laurel Ridge Middle School Library. This is a great opportunity to support our school and do some early Mother’s Day shopping!

April 20

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser April 18th - April 25th Barnes & Noble @ Bridgeport & online Bookfair ID #11580040 needed More information: Saturday, April 18, 2014, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. At 10:00 am, LRMS students will be competing in an exhibitory Oregon Battle of the Books competition. You may also enjoy eating at the Barnes & Noble cafe', which also counts toward the bookfair, when you present the school voucher or the school bookfair ID #11580040. The LRMS library will receive a percentage of the sales that occur in the Bridgeport store and of orders made online at BN.com/bookfairs from April 18th through April 24th. The purchasing of gift cards are excluded. Everyone making a purchase whether in-store or online needs to present a school voucher or the school's bookfair ID #11580040. A copy of the required voucher can be found on our website, http://lrms.sherwood.k12.or.us or simply state the bookfair ID #11580040 and/or Laurel Ridge Middle School Library. This is a great opportunity to support our school and do some early Mother’s Day shopping!

April 21

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser April 18th - April 25th Barnes & Noble @ Bridgeport & online Bookfair ID #11580040 needed More information: Saturday, April 18, 2014, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. At 10:00 am, LRMS students will be competing in an exhibitory Oregon Battle of the Books competition. You may also enjoy eating at the Barnes & Noble cafe', which also counts toward the bookfair, when you present the school voucher or the school bookfair ID #11580040. The LRMS library will receive a percentage of the sales that occur in the Bridgeport store and of orders made online at BN.com/bookfairs from April 18th through April 24th. The purchasing of gift cards are excluded. Everyone making a purchase whether in-store or online needs to present a school voucher or the school's bookfair ID #11580040. A copy of the required voucher can be found on our website, http://lrms.sherwood.k12.or.us or simply state the bookfair ID #11580040 and/or Laurel Ridge Middle School Library. This is a great opportunity to support our school and do some early Mother’s Day shopping!

April 22

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser April 18th - April 25th Barnes & Noble @ Bridgeport & online Bookfair ID #11580040 needed More information: Saturday, April 18, 2014, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. At 10:00 am, LRMS students will be competing in an exhibitory Oregon Battle of the Books competition. You may also enjoy eating at the Barnes & Noble cafe', which also counts toward the bookfair, when you present the school voucher or the school bookfair ID #11580040. The LRMS library will receive a percentage of the sales that occur in the Bridgeport store and of orders made online at BN.com/bookfairs from April 18th through April 24th. The purchasing of gift cards are excluded. Everyone making a purchase whether in-store or online needs to present a school voucher or the school's bookfair ID #11580040. A copy of the required voucher can be found on our website, http://lrms.sherwood.k12.or.us or simply state the bookfair ID #11580040 and/or Laurel Ridge Middle School Library. This is a great opportunity to support our school and do some early Mother’s Day shopping!

April 23

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser April 18th - April 25th Barnes & Noble @ Bridgeport & online Bookfair ID #11580040 needed More information: Saturday, April 18, 2014, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. At 10:00 am, LRMS students will be competing in an exhibitory Oregon Battle of the Books competition. You may also enjoy eating at the Barnes & Noble cafe', which also counts toward the bookfair, when you present the school voucher or the school bookfair ID #11580040. The LRMS library will receive a percentage of the sales that occur in the Bridgeport store and of orders made online at BN.com/bookfairs from April 18th through April 24th. The purchasing of gift cards are excluded. Everyone making a purchase whether in-store or online needs to present a school voucher or the school's bookfair ID #11580040. A copy of the required voucher can be found on our website, http://lrms.sherwood.k12.or.us or simply state the bookfair ID #11580040 and/or Laurel Ridge Middle School Library. This is a great opportunity to support our school and do some early Mother’s Day shopping!

April 24

Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair

A weekend of free, family-friendly activities and demonstrations featuring ideas for enhancing your home, yard and garden, presented by Clark Public Utilities. Kick-off the spring gardening and home improvement season with this local, annual tradition! Event highlights include: • Hundreds of local businesses showcasing home and garden related products and services • Fun for the whole family with free hands-on kids’ activities and the interactive PowerZone with educational stations to explore electricity, safety and how it works! • One of the largest plant sales in the region, hosted by the Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County • Displays featuring ideas to reduce energy waste at home, from simple fixes to the latest technologies, showcased in the Energy Smart Home presented by New Tradition Homes • Local farmer’s market vendors offering fresh produce, artisan goods and cut flowers • Environmental exhibits hosted by community organizations • Guest presentations by local home and garden experts

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser April 18th - April 25th Barnes & Noble @ Bridgeport & online Bookfair ID #11580040 needed More information: Saturday, April 18, 2014, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. At 10:00 am, LRMS students will be competing in an exhibitory Oregon Battle of the Books competition. You may also enjoy eating at the Barnes & Noble cafe', which also counts toward the bookfair, when you present the school voucher or the school bookfair ID #11580040. The LRMS library will receive a percentage of the sales that occur in the Bridgeport store and of orders made online at BN.com/bookfairs from April 18th through April 24th. The purchasing of gift cards are excluded. Everyone making a purchase whether in-store or online needs to present a school voucher or the school's bookfair ID #11580040. A copy of the required voucher can be found on our website, http://lrms.sherwood.k12.or.us or simply state the bookfair ID #11580040 and/or Laurel Ridge Middle School Library. This is a great opportunity to support our school and do some early Mother’s Day shopping!

Oregon Pinto Horse Association Spring Spectacular 4 in 1 and Open show

Fun for the whole family. Beautiful horses from pinto minis, stock/hunter, saddle/pleasure and ponies. They are under saddle, driving and halter. Come pet and enjoy these wonderful horses that all can enjoy. Schedule of event on our website. Thank you

April 25

Master Gardener Plant Sale

The Washington County Master Gardener Association will hold their annual fundraiser plant sale. $5 gallon perennials and annuals for shade and sun Natives, shrubs, herbs, berries, trees, drought-tolerant plants Master Gardeners will be on site to answer questions

Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair

A weekend of free, family-friendly activities and demonstrations featuring ideas for enhancing your home, yard and garden, presented by Clark Public Utilities. Kick-off the spring gardening and home improvement season with this local, annual tradition! Event highlights include: • Hundreds of local businesses showcasing home and garden related products and services • Fun for the whole family with free hands-on kids’ activities and the interactive PowerZone with educational stations to explore electricity, safety and how it works! • One of the largest plant sales in the region, hosted by the Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County • Displays featuring ideas to reduce energy waste at home, from simple fixes to the latest technologies, showcased in the Energy Smart Home presented by New Tradition Homes • Local farmer’s market vendors offering fresh produce, artisan goods and cut flowers • Environmental exhibits hosted by community organizations • Guest presentations by local home and garden experts

8th Bi-Annual Potting Party

Hooray! It’s time for the first Potting Party of the 2015 season! We will provide the soil, fertilizer and hands-on assistance to help you create some exciting and colorful planted containers for your home. All you have to do is show up with your containers (and some ideas of what you’d like). We look forward to getting creative with you. This will be an “open house” event, so please come any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cost: FREE** and open to the public. **Soil, fertilizer and hands-on assistance included in the event. Fee dependent upon additional materials used.

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser

Laurel Ridge Middle School Library Fundraiser April 18th - April 25th Barnes & Noble @ Bridgeport & online Bookfair ID #11580040 needed More information: Saturday, April 18, 2014, the Laurel Ridge Middle School will kick-off their library's fundraiser with Barnes & Noble at the Bridgeport Store, located at 7227 Bridgeport Road in Tigard. At 10:00 am, LRMS students will be competing in an exhibitory Oregon Battle of the Books competition. You may also enjoy eating at the Barnes & Noble cafe', which also counts toward the bookfair, when you present the school voucher or the school bookfair ID #11580040. The LRMS library will receive a percentage of the sales that occur in the Bridgeport store and of orders made online at BN.com/bookfairs from April 18th through April 24th. The purchasing of gift cards are excluded. Everyone making a purchase whether in-store or online needs to present a school voucher or the school's bookfair ID #11580040. A copy of the required voucher can be found on our website, http://lrms.sherwood.k12.or.us or simply state the bookfair ID #11580040 and/or Laurel Ridge Middle School Library. This is a great opportunity to support our school and do some early Mother’s Day shopping!

Oregon Pinto Horse Association Spring Spectacular 4 in 1 and Open show

Fun for the whole family. Beautiful horses from pinto minis, stock/hunter, saddle/pleasure and ponies. They are under saddle, driving and halter. Come pet and enjoy these wonderful horses that all can enjoy. Schedule of event on our website. Thank you

April 26

Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair

A weekend of free, family-friendly activities and demonstrations featuring ideas for enhancing your home, yard and garden, presented by Clark Public Utilities. Kick-off the spring gardening and home improvement season with this local, annual tradition! Event highlights include: • Hundreds of local businesses showcasing home and garden related products and services • Fun for the whole family with free hands-on kids’ activities and the interactive PowerZone with educational stations to explore electricity, safety and how it works! • One of the largest plant sales in the region, hosted by the Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County • Displays featuring ideas to reduce energy waste at home, from simple fixes to the latest technologies, showcased in the Energy Smart Home presented by New Tradition Homes • Local farmer’s market vendors offering fresh produce, artisan goods and cut flowers • Environmental exhibits hosted by community organizations • Guest presentations by local home and garden experts

Oregon Pinto Horse Association Spring Spectacular 4 in 1 and Open show

Fun for the whole family. Beautiful horses from pinto minis, stock/hunter, saddle/pleasure and ponies. They are under saddle, driving and halter. Come pet and enjoy these wonderful horses that all can enjoy. Schedule of event on our website. Thank you

Rose City Trombones Spring Concert

From Brahms to Bond to Weather Report... Rose City Trombones is pleased to return back to Kairos United Church of Christ. This concert will premier arrangments by local artists Dave Parker and Randy Malmstrom. Admission: Donations Accepted

April 28

18th Annual PCC Job Fair

Portland Community College Cascade Campus Job Fair is an outstanding opportunity for employers, students and community members to connect. The Cascade Job Fair draws a very diverse pool of applicants and a broad range of employers representing many different industries. Nearly all of PCC's 80 professional technical programs can find at least one employer related to their degree or certificate. Last year's event attracted over 50 employers and over 1400 job seekers. Come join us for this exciting opportunity to connect with both employers and job seekers.

May 01

Oregon Potters Association's 33rd Annual Ceramic Showcase

The nation’s largest sale and show of ceramics. This one-of-a-kind, free, three-day event offers the perfect gifts for housewarmings, Mother’s Day, graduations and summer weddings. More than 150 artists from Oregon and SW Washington will display and sell eye-catching serving and baking pieces, vases and vessels, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office.

May 02

Sophisticated Beads Spring Jewelry Show

Refreshments, prizes and more! Perfect gift for that special person for Mother’s Day or unique treasures for yourself! Our collection is handcrafted with semi-precious stones accented with a vibrant assortment of gems and sterling silver. Beads On a Mission - One of our specialty jewelry lines include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds goes to five cancer foundations. We also 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. This is our 9th year designing for the Rose Festival Court Princesses. They have wore our designs for Queen Coronations, Grand Floral Parades and Knighting Ceremonies. Stop by and purchase your own exclusive pair of earrings designed for a Queen!

Sophisticated Beads Spring Jewelry Show

Refreshments, prizes and more! Perfect Mother’s Day gifts or unique treasures for yourself! Sophisticated Beads collection is handcrafted with semi-precious stones accented with a vibrant assortment of gems and sterling silver. Beads On a Mission - One of our specialty jewelry lines include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds goes to five cancer foundations. We also 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. This is our 9th year designing for the Rose Festival Court Princesses. They have wore our designs for Queen Coronations, Grand Floral Parades and Knighting Ceremonies.

Oregon Potters Association's 33rd Annual Ceramic Showcase

The nation’s largest sale and show of ceramics. This one-of-a-kind, free, three-day event offers the perfect gifts for housewarmings, Mother’s Day, graduations and summer weddings. More than 150 artists from Oregon and SW Washington will display and sell eye-catching serving and baking pieces, vases and vessels, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office.

May 03

Oregon Potters Association's 33rd Annual Ceramic Showcase

The nation’s largest sale and show of ceramics. This one-of-a-kind, free, three-day event offers the perfect gifts for housewarmings, Mother’s Day, graduations and summer weddings. More than 150 artists from Oregon and SW Washington will display and sell eye-catching serving and baking pieces, vases and vessels, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office.

May 07

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

Seattle, WA: Problem Kid Problem-Solver Workshops

Got problem kids? This class is the problem-kid problem-solver for counselors, child protection workers, social workers, justice workers, foster parents, psychologists, residential care workers, teachers, and special educators.

May 08

Big Horn Brass Presents: Star-Crossed Lovers

Our Spring concert will be simply spectacular, with music inspired by Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Tony and Maria in Bernstein's West Side Story. We're pleased to feature internationally renowned virtuoso organist Jonas Nordwall on the most awesome organ you can imagine. We have also commissioned Philip Neuman to create a new work for this concert. See you there!

Seattle, WA: Problem Kid Problem-Solver Workshops

Got problem kids? This class is the problem-kid problem-solver for counselors, child protection workers, social workers, justice workers, foster parents, psychologists, residential care workers, teachers, and special educators.

May 09

Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash

Join Portland’s biggest party for pets and people at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland for a blocks-long pet festival. Enjoy a wonderful walk or run through Portland (with or without your dog), and/or join us for many activities: vendor booths, live music, children’s activities, food vendors, canine contests and more. Our goal is to raise $550,000 for the Oregon Humane Society. Registration for the walk/run starts at 7:30. $30 pre-register; $35 register day-of-event; Free for kids 10 and under. For more info call (503) 285-7722, ext. 412 or visit http://www.oregonhumane.org/doggiedash/

Eastmoreland Garden Club 1 - Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale

GREAT GARDEN GIFTS FOR YOUR MOTHER! PERENNIALS - CULINARY HERBS - NATIVE PLANTS - TOMATO & VEGETABLE STARTS - FREE KID’S GARDENING CORNER If you have questions, or wish to donate healthy plant divisions and discarded landscape plants, please contact Elspeth Tanguay-Koo at 503-803-4135 or Sande Greenwald at 732-580-7832. All net proceeds of this sale support local community gardens, horticultural education, and food aid programs. 3 GREAT SALES - ONE COMMUNITY DON’T MISS THESE OTHER NEARBY PLANT SALES! Woodstock Community Center Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 5905 SE 43rd Avenue (1/2 block north of SE Woodstock) More Information: http://woodstockpdx.org. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Mother’s Day Show and Sale Saturday, May 9, 2015 and Sunday, May 10, 2015 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Both Days Show Opens Saturday at 12:00 P.M. 5801 SE 28th Avenue (across from Reed College) More Information: www.rhodies.org or 503-771-8386.

May 13

Anvil Lunch & Learn: No Bad Reviews: Online Reputation Management 101

In the digital world, the consumer has more power than ever, especially with the prevalence of social media. Many local businesses and prominent professionals are facing significant online reputation problems, but what are they doing about it? Many aren’t doing anything at all, and it is hurting their reputation, credibility and sales. Anvil’s Alex Gabriel will help you better understand many of the current challenges that businesses face when it comes to their online reputation, and how to turn these challenges into opportunities. The seminar will guide you through the process of how to monitor and manage any negative press, reviews or online content utilizing a number of different tactics and tools. The program will also provide strategy for proactively building a strong, positive online brand that will mitigate the effect of any negativity in the future. Failing to be proactive in managing your online reputation is detrimental to any business, but even if you’re in this position, there is a way out, and you will learn how at our seminar. Presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A. The presentation will be an educational Lunch & Learn event from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Anvil office. Food and beverages will be provided. Register now to save your seat! Date: May 13, 2015 Time: Noon-1 p.m. Location: Anvil Media Inc., 310 NE Failing St. Portland, OR 97212 (first floor) (just off MLK, 2 blocks North of Fremont St.) Cost: Free Phone: 503-595-6050

May 16

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.

Ye Merrie Greenwood at Glastonbury Renaissance Faire

On May 15 & 16, 2015 Ye Merrie Greenwood Players will present their 5th Annual Ye Merrie Greenwood at Glastonbury Faire in Toledo Oregon. The Faire is located on Port of Toledo property at North West First and A Streets. The Faire is set in the year 1585 as a celebration for the arrival of Elizabeth I who is visiting Glastonbury Cathedral. The local residents have created this presentation to entertain the Queen. They bring together entertainment, wares, and food to delight the Queen. Although humble, they are very pleased with their offering. The Faire features 4 Stages, a Tourney Field and several interactive exhibits. Performances include Armored Fighters, Period Dancers, Madrigal Singers, Period Musicians, and Theatre presentations. There are Merchant Booths selling the type of items that Shakespeare would have found common, as well as Food Booths offering fare from the times. The Faire opens at 10:00 A.M. and runs until 5:00 P.M. both days. Gate prices are $6.00 for Adults and Teens, $4.00 for Seniors and Children, and Children under 5 are free. For more information see the web page at www.yemerriegreenwoodfaire.org , the Glastonbury Faire Facebook page or contact the director, Marjorie Kunigisky at 509-783-7727.

"Tea and Roses" Annual Event to Benefit the Clackamas County Historical Society

Annual tea and luncheon with exciting entertainment, silent and oral auction to benefit both the Museum of the Oregon Territory and the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House. Saturday May 16th, 2015. Tickets are $25.00 each and the time is 1:00 - 3:30 pm.

Dozer Day 2015 Vancouver

Dozer Day is a fantastic weekend of family fun, putting kids actually on and operating - Dump Trucks, Dozers, Excavators and MUCH more! There's something for everyone with: music, food, giveaways, digging for treasures (including real gemstones), pipe and tire crawls, garbage trucks, fire trucks and an ambulance just to name a few. The fun doesn't end after the big weekend...The money raised benefits many children's charities like schools, little leagues, PTAs and other well-deserving non-profits. Young guests receive a free, official Dozer Day hardhat and will enjoy collecting sponsor stickers while they get their "Dig" on! Make dreams come true by joining Dozer Day for our 11th annual construction celebration. Dozer Day is always the 3rd weekend in May. For 2015 it will be Saturday, May 16th, and Sunday, May 17th open to the public from 11am till 4pm both days. Admission is $8 for kids/seniors 60+ ($11 the day of the event) and $10 for adults ($13 the day of the event. Kids under 2 yrs old enter free. Tickets are available at participating: Chuck's Produce, IQ Credit Unions and Pacific Continental Banks or can be purchased online at DozerDay.org Dozer Day is held at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington. Just off the I-5 at Exit 9 (without traffic, it's exactly 15 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon). Please remember that the Clark County Fairgrounds collects a $6 parking fee (cash only).

May 17

Ye Merrie Greenwood at Glastonbury Renaissance Faire

On May 15 & 16, 2015 Ye Merrie Greenwood Players will present their 5th Annual Ye Merrie Greenwood at Glastonbury Faire in Toledo Oregon. The Faire is located on Port of Toledo property at North West First and A Streets. The Faire is set in the year 1585 as a celebration for the arrival of Elizabeth I who is visiting Glastonbury Cathedral. The local residents have created this presentation to entertain the Queen. They bring together entertainment, wares, and food to delight the Queen. Although humble, they are very pleased with their offering. The Faire features 4 Stages, a Tourney Field and several interactive exhibits. Performances include Armored Fighters, Period Dancers, Madrigal Singers, Period Musicians, and Theatre presentations. There are Merchant Booths selling the type of items that Shakespeare would have found common, as well as Food Booths offering fare from the times. The Faire opens at 10:00 A.M. and runs until 5:00 P.M. both days. Gate prices are $6.00 for Adults and Teens, $4.00 for Seniors and Children, and Children under 5 are free. For more information see the web page at www.yemerriegreenwoodfaire.org , the Glastonbury Faire Facebook page or contact the director, Marjorie Kunigisky at 509-783-7727.

June 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

June 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.

Grow Trains In The Garden

A self guided tour of garden railways in the greater Portland Area. There will be 12 garden railways on display. Many have garden settings scaled to match the size of the railroad running through the garden. The trains pass over bridges, through tunnels and along rivers. They will include modern day diesel locomotives and turn of the century steam locomotives, plus an occasional Thomas The Tank Engine and his friends.

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