Woodstock Gives Back

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Join Woodstock Community Business Association on Sunday, September 19, 2021 for their annual community day of giving!  Click here for the list of participating businesses and organizations, charities being supported, and prizes available to win (choose “Woodstock Gives Back” from the top tab).  Woodstock Community Business Association supports businesses in both Woodstock and Brentwood-Darlington. Learn more at their website.

82nd Ave Cleanup from Division to Woodstock on September 18th

Join our friends at the 82nd Ave of Roses Business Association and Montavilla Neighborhood Association for a clean-up along SE 82nd Ave this Saturday, September 18th!

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When: Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Meeting Location: Baxter Auto Parts parking lot 4552 SE 82nd Ave

What’s Provided: We will provide trash grabbers, safety vests, gloves, and trash bags.

What to Bring: Please come wearing a face covering and comfortable closed-toed shoes. Consider bring a filled reusable water bottle and backpack. We will be working near traffic so also consider eye protection to shield your eyes from dust and possibly hearing protection if you are sound sensitive.

Parking: Parking is available in the Baxter parking lot. Limited neighborhood parking is also available. Event start location is half a block from the number 72 TriMet bus stop.

Bathrooms: Businesses along the cleanup path may allow access to restrooms. However, they may be closed to the public so please plan for limited availability.

Accessibility: This is a two hour cleanup along city sidewalks. The area covers mostly flat paved walkways.

Youth Volunteers: This event is family-friendly and open to kids eight years and older. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 can also create their own SOLVE account online. A youth volunteer can attend without their guardian if they print out and bring a signed youth waiver form. Find the link to the youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form or here SOLVE | Volunteer Group Guide (solveoregon.org)

Contact: Jacob Loeb jacob@montavillapdx.org

Final Call for Free Gardening Program

Final call for Fall Gardeners – Free Gardening program!

Growing Gardens is signing up families to participate in their Home Gardens program. They support you with garden beds, seeds, plant starts and educational resources for 3 years for FREE. Families or individuals who have limited resources or are on SNAP will qualify for the program. Contact Gabi at (628-400-7345) or gabi@growing-gardens.org before Fall sign-ups close next week!

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Donors Choose Project at Woodmere Elementary

Wiggle Wobble Learn! Support Woodmere Students with Donors Choose!

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About the Project from Ms. Breen at Woodmere Elementary School: My students are currently making their hard metal chairs wobble chairs and their actions are telling us what they need! These requested chairs will help them be able to move their bodies in ways they need to in order to focus on the learning they have been so desperately missing in person. This also helps with social distancing and anxiety, as many students feel nervous with school not feeling the same as they are 2 years older and the world has changed. These chairs are easy to move and easy to sanitize. Even the hexagon seat is fun to slide your hands on!

Click here to read more and donate to the project.

BD Community Clean Up & Picnic this Saturday!

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From local Facebook group Brentwood-Darlington Connected Neighbors:

Brentwood Darlington Neighborhood Clean-up and Picnic
Date:
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Location: Brentwood Park (6550 SE 60th Ave), meet near the tennis courts
Time: 9:00AM – 11:30AM Park Clean-Up, 11:30AM – 3PM Neighborhood Picnic

Please join us for a park & neighborhood clean-up in the morning and party in the afternoon!
We will be meeting by the tennis courts & have coffee, water, snacks, some clean up supplies, and PPE donated by local healthcare union OFNHP and other neighbors. Consider bringing gloves and any clean-up equipment you currently have on hand. Sharps containers will available with help from SOLVE.

After the clean-up there will be a picnic for families to get to know each other. Please bring a lunch or buy food from It’s Nacho Problem, a local food cart. There will be a hot wing eating contest, and Mending Bloc will be there with mending kits and other knowledge! Music and fun for all!

Hosted by the admins of Brentwood-Darlington Connected Neighbors group. Please join us on Facebook if you live in the neighborhood. We’d love volunteers to play music or help out. Please reach out in the group with any questions.

New BDNA Work Group!

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Starting September 16th, 2021, join us for the new BDNA Work Group happening the third Thursday of the month at 6:30PM! We’ll work on events planning, discuss neighborhood issues, develop new ideas, and more!

September’s focus will be working on the Virtual Fireplace Gathering and the Halloween Festival.


¡A partir del 16 de septiembre de 2021, únase a nosotros para el nuevo Grupo de Trabajo de la BDNA que tendrá lugar el tercer jueves de cada mes a las 6:30 p.m.! ¡Trabajaremos en la planificación de eventos, discutiremos problemas del vecindario, desarrollaremos nuevas ideas y más!

El enfoque de septiembre estará trabajando en el Encuentro de Chimenea Virtual y el Festival de Halloween.


Начиная с 16 сентября 2021 года, присоединяйтесь к нам в новой Рабочей группе BDNA в третий четверг каждого месяца в 18:30! Мы будем работать над планированием мероприятий, обсуждать проблемы соседства, разрабатывать новые идеи и многое другое!

В сентябре основное внимание будет уделено мероприятию сообщества виртуальных каминов и фестивалю Хэллоуина.


Bắt đầu từ ngày 16 tháng 9 năm 2021, hãy tham gia cùng chúng tôi trong Nhóm làm việc mới của BDNA vào thứ Năm thứ ba hàng tháng lúc 6:30 chiều! Chúng tôi sẽ làm việc về lập kế hoạch sự kiện, thảo luận về các vấn đề của khu vực lân cận, phát triển các ý tưởng mới và hơn thế nữa!

Trọng tâm của tháng 9 sẽ là làm việc về Thu thập lò sưởi ảo và Lễ hội Halloween.

Community Care Day 2021 TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, August 28th, is the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Community Care Day for 2021 from 9AM-12PM! Support our three Brentwood-Darlington Schools by joining of the events happening. Neighbors of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please see below for notes from each of our local schools.

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It’s the second Soak-It-Week of 2021!

Despite the cooler weather and light showers over the weekend, we still need to water our trees! It’s the second week of Trees for Life Oregon’s official Soak-It-Weeks (held the last week of every July and August).

Time to get those buckets out and fill them up!  Remember, young trees in Portland need 15 to 20 gallons of water once a week during their first 2 to 3 summers. To ensure more mature trees also survive and remain healthy, they should be watered at least monthly during summer. Buckets need to be refilled four to ten times to fully water a tree. 

If you received a bucket from one of our events, remember to face the label side towards the tree you are watering!

Use hashtag #bdsoakitweek to share your tree watering photos!

Want to make your own bucket? Skip to the 30 second mark on the video above to see how to do it!  Trees for Life recommends three holes, spaced about 6″ apart on one side of the bucket. Contact us for your free label so you always know which side should face the tree when watering.

This project made possible by:

Thank you to BDNA Land Use Committee volunteers Kim Hill and Loralie Cole, Jim Gersbach and Kyna Rubin from Trees for Life Oregon, and Ana Meza from ROSE Community Development Lents Youth Initiative for making Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week possible!

Canceled: All-Committees Meeting

All-Committees meeting is canceled starting tomorrow, August 16th, 2021. Instead, BDNA will begin hosting a board work meeting on the third Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30PM. Currently, this meeting will be virtual as we still take precautions for COVID-19. This is a public meeting and all neighbors are welcome. The first BDNA board work meeting will take place Thursday, September 16th at 6:30PM.

Sign up for our newsletter or email brentwood.darlington@gmail.com for the link to this meeting.