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July 09

Portland’5 Noontime Showcase: Marti Mendenhall

Portland 5 kicks off its summer weekly Noontime Showcase schedule with the fabulous singer/songwriter, Marti Mendenhall. Marti’s shows are pure audience fun. She genuinely connects with each audience and brings them with her, tapping their feet, dancing, and singing along right through every performance. From Jazz to Pop, Marti’s new show entertains everyone! Marti is joined by some of Portland's most dynamic musicians: Dustin Hunley on keys, Dan Schulte on bass, Mark Griffith on drums, and the famous Stellar Starlets—Bethany Small and Erin Ibarra—on back-up vocals. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are not required. This is the first of 8 weekly free noontime performances which feature a wide variety of music styles. Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting. Part of Summer Arts on Main with children’s activities, handcraft artisans, and a farmers market. Located outdoors in SW Main Street at SW Broadway next to Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205.

July 10

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at www.facebook.com/musicfairandfeast

July 11

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at www.facebook.com/musicfairandfeast

July 12

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at www.facebook.com/musicfairandfeast

2nd Annual Donald Hazelnut Festival

The Donald community will host the 2nd Annual Hazelnut Festival on July 12, 2014. So much to see and do! Building on the great success of the 2013 Festival, we celebrate our rural lives, local agriculture and businesses. Bring the whole family for a fun and educational day in small town America. Something for everyone! Enjoy a day of rural life in the City of Donald, Oregon. We’re celebrating the area’s rich agricultural heritage with our 2nd Annual Donald Hazelnut Festival.See the parade... enjoy wonderful food and fun events... take in some great bands... and admire one of the Willamette Valley’s hottest classic car Cruise-Ins! Canned Food Drive GK Machine Factory Tours Cruise-In with dozens of classic cars (Sponsored by GK Machine) Live Music on the Main Stage Vendors from all over our area Skateboard Park Demo 11:00 am Parade with Honor Guard Food and Drink Court and Beer Garden Children’s Play Area, Face Painting, Storytime and Search for Dinosaurs Local Artisans BBQ Competition Dunk Tank

Intel Family Fun Festival

Gather your family and join Intel for a celebration of fun and technology while raising money for a great cause. At the Intel Family Fun Festival, you can enjoy activities ranging from the Pinewood Derby Race to Radio Disney games to science, technology, engineering and math activities. There will also be all-day music performances from local Intel employees, singer-songwriter Jessica Lerner and, one of this year’s top 10 finalists from "The Voice," Dani Moz! Food and drinks will be available and be sure to check out the vendor fair. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Cure JM Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House and the American Cancer Society. Children under 5 are free.

Bastille Day celebration/Bal des Pompiers

Paris, Native Eric John Kaiser and his full band will be celebrating French independence day. Come and dance all night on French traditional music. French food specials and French wine. Support from the band "Paris Texas" - See more at: http://ericjohnkaiser.com/live/#sthash.JxekCD9h.dpuf

July 13

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at www.facebook.com/musicfairandfeast

World Cup Final Match at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland soccer fans are invited to a public viewing party of the FIFA World Cup final match at Pioneer Courthouse Square on July 13th! Created by Portland creative agency Roundhouse and sponsored by Adidias, the game will be shown on a 17 by 23-foot Jumbotron. The party kicks off at 10 AM and goes until 3 PM, with the match starting at noon. Widmer Brothers will be hosting a beer garden, with process benefitting the Oregon Sports Authority and it’s work to bring major sporting events to Oregon. There will also be a free, one-of-a-kind photo booth experience and free giveaways from various sponsors. Come join fellow Portlanders to watch the final game of the world's biggest sporting competition!

July 15

One on One with Oregon’s Sixth Poet Laureate with Paulann Petersen

Join us in the Walters theatre for an intimate talk about all things Poetry with Paulann Petersen, Oregon's sixth Poet Laureate. Prepare to be inspired as Petersen discusses poignant experiences from her recent tenure as the Poet Laureate, and reads selected poems from her own works. Petersen has six full-length books of poetry, most recently Understory from Lost Horse Press. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and received the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts. Bring your notebook in case inspiration strikes, and come early for a seat! This is a free event.

July 16

Portland’5 Noontime Showcase: Zimba!

Zimba! is a ten-member Portland, Oregon based marimba band specializing in the music of Zimbabwe and other countries of southern Africa. Marimbas are wooden instruments resembling xylophones that accentuate the unique, energizing harmonies and rhythms of the music. The group uses marimbas of four different sizes, from bass to soprano, along with drums and gourd shakers. The music is ideal for dancing or just listening, and creates a joyful response from people of all ages. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are not required. This is the second of 8 weekly free noontime performances which feature a wide variety of music styles. Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting. Part of Summer Arts on Main with children’s activities, handcraft artisans, and a farmers market. Located outdoors in SW Main Street at SW Broadway next to Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205.

July 18

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

July 23

Portland’5 Noontime Showcase: Pendulum

Pendulum has been an innovator in both aerial performance and education in the United States, mixing dance, acrobatics, theatre and storytelling with contemporary circus arts. Pendulum’s productions create a stunning visual journey for audiences that break the barriers of traditional art forms and fuse mixed genres while weaving artistically compelling stories that inspire and entertain audiences and performers alike. Visually stunning and emotionally moving, Pendulum’s work is a window into strength, beauty, joy, and the desire to take risks. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are not required. This is the third of 8 weekly free noontime performances which feature a wide variety of music styles. Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting. Part of Summer Arts on Main with children’s activities, handcraft artisans, and a farmers market. Located outdoors in SW Main Street at SW Broadway next to Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205.

July 26

12th Annual Sportsman's Pub & Grub Classic Car Show and Chili Cook-Off

Don't miss the Sportsman Pub and Grub’s 12th Annual Classic Car Show and Chili Cook-off in July! Take a scenic road trip Saturday, July 26th to our beautiful, historic city of Wamic, Oregon, an easy 2 hour drive from Portland, Oregon! Car entries will be accepted the day of the event, with gates opening at 9:00 a.m., $20/car entry fee, or $15/car with a donation of 3 or more non-perishable food items per car to benefit people in need within the community. Viewing the cars and participating in the people's choice voting is absolutely free! Browse through the unique line-up of cars, and enjoy the beer garden, where hamburgers and hotdogs will also be available. Win great prizes from the raffle throughout the day, with proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets to benefit the Wamic Historical Society. Trophy plaques for the cars will be awarded in a variety of categories. Judging will be made by people’s choice, and the announcement of winners will begin at 3:00 p.m. Chili Cook-off contestants should bring finished homemade chili, stored in their own Crock-pot, on the day of the event. Power and tables for the Crock-pots will be provided for free. The chili will also be judged by people’s choice with ribbons awarded in 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Non-perishable food donations are encouraged at the show and will be distributed to people in need in the immediate local area. The nostalgic celebration will continue into the night with dinner and drink specials at the Sportsman’s Pub & Grub, and the third annual Sportsman’s Sock Hop! We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions regarding the show, please email Jeannie at jeanniegord@centurytel.net.

Kids Dig - archaeology at Fort Vancouver

Space is limited to 20 kids. Reserve your spot at the reconstructed fort on the day of the program. The Kids Dig program is free with admission.To reserve your spot by phone, call (360) 816-6244 on the day of the program. Introduce your children to archaeology at Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Our Kids Digs introduce children to archaeology through a hands-on excavation. Children work in a team to dig their units and record what they find there. Each will get to participate in the major tasks - excavate, screen, take notes, and describe the artifacts found in their unit. Children will learn how archaeologists excavate, and also what role the science of archaeology has in understanding the past – what it can tell us about history, how archaeologists interpret what they find, and why it is important to preserve pieces of the past. At the end of the session, the children get to interpret their excavation and tell us what they learned about what happened in the past in their units. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is one of the Northwest's most famous archaeological sites. Through archaeology at Fort Vancouver, we can learn about the prehistory and history of Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. Kids Digs offer a unique and fun way to learn about history! Plus they get to work with park staff, volunteers and students from the Fort Vancouver Public Archaeology Field School.

July 30

Portland’5 Noontime Showcase: JT Wise Band

The music of the JT Wise Band is rich in guitars and harmonies (including mandolin and swampy slide guitar). Some original songs are about the NW such as the "Ballad of Dan Balch." The song "Portland" reminds you of the rivers and gorge. The JT Wise band covers a number of Grateful Dead songs and love to stretch out on them. The JT Wise Band is Tim & Margaret Wise, Uncle Mike, Jim Stein, Ken Woodside. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are not required. This is the fourth of 8 weekly free noontime performances which feature a wide variety of music styles. Bring your lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting. Part of Summer Arts on Main with children’s activities, handcraft artisans, and a farmers market. Located outdoors in SW Main Street at SW Broadway next to Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205.

August 03

QUEEN – IT’S A KINDA MAGIC

QUEEN – IT’S A KINDA MAGIC recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’. Painstaking detail has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking Rock harmonies. And with state-of-the-art sound and lighting and an explosive international cast, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!

August 05

First Tuesday Gallery Reception - Underneath It All: Collage by Amy Mintonye

August 5 – September 30 Through collage and acrylics, artist Amy Mintonye weaves found images into scenes of totemic power, exploring the inner and outer forces that bear upon daily existence. From floods, gravity, and other natural forces, to systemic forces such as class inequality and alienation, Mintonye’s layered compositions unearth the patterns of struggle and resilience that define the human character. Uplifting in their beauty and symbolic nuance, these are works that remind us of art’s power to articulate the human drama and spirit. This First Tuesday reception is held in honor of the artists exhibiting at the Walters. Hors d’oeuves provided by Claey’s Catering. Live music by Val Blaha. This is a free event.

August 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

August 12

Open Poetry Night

Poets and lovers of poetry alike gather for a casual evening of shared inspiration and poetic camaraderie. All are invited to sign up for the open mic, though quiet listeners are equally welcome and appreciated. This is a free event.

August 13

Anvil Media Lunch & Learn: Building Audience Personas the Right Way

Join Anvil Media’s Devan Brown for a seminar on Audience Personas on August 13. Building Audience Personas the Right Way We all know that the first rule of marketing is to know your audience, but that’s easier said than done. In Anvil’s quarterly seminar, learn the right questions you need to ask about your audience, which tools and data will you help find the answers, and how to present your polished new personas to your boss or marketing team. This seminar with Devan Brown of Anvil Media will share best practices for researching and building audience personas the right way. 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: August 13, 2014 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

August 15

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

August 19

Trickster Tales from Far and Near with professional storyteller Anne Rutherford

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy an hour of great stories—especially when there are tricksters involved! Join us for a picnic on the Walters lawn (or the theatre, in case of rain) as master storyteller Anne Rutherford tells trickster tales from around the world. Meet Qui, the Peruvian guinea pig, and many other sly and amusing characters from the oral traditions of Mexico, Africa, Asia—and our own backyard. Sit back and enjoy Rutherford’s wildly fun stories that are sure to bring a smile to your face—at any age! Please note: as grass may be damp, please bring a blanket or lawn chair, and your own picnic or snack (optional). This is a free event.

September 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

September 13

Strut Your Mutt

A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or a timed 5K run with (or without) your pooch, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for the whole family, including food, refreshments and more to raise money for your favorite local animal welfare group (any of Best Friends’ local No More Homeless Pets Network partners) or for Best Friends Animal Society, and to help Save Them All®

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

October 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

Immigration Crisis Funding

Do you believe the nearly $4 billion in funding the administration is seeking from Congress will fix the immigration crisis?

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