Mehri’s Oregon Humane Society Giving Tree Fundraiser

Now through Sunday, December 23rd, Mehri’s Cafe and Bakery (6923 SE 52nd Ave) is doing a Giving Tree to raise money and supplies for Oregon Humane Society.  Neighbors are encouraged to donate new or gently used blankets, dog/cat food, treats, supplies, etc.  All cash donations will be matched by Mehri’s!  100% of donations will be delivered directly to Oregon Humane Society on December 24th.

Questions?  Stop by Mehri’s or give them a call during regular business hours, 7:00AM-3:00PM.

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Hazeltine Park Ribbon Cutting and Planting Event a Huge Success!

On Saturday, December 1st, Dick Hazeltine cut the ribbon on his namesake park with Portland Parks and Recreation Project Manager Eric Rosewall.

Volunteers from the Johnson Creek Watershed, Scout Pack 523, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, and more worked through the rainy morning to beautify this community space.

A memorial tree to Dick’s late wife, Opal Hazeltine, who was instrumental in the park’s formation, was planted in approximately the spot her desk occupied when the space was home to the community policing building.

Longtime neighbor and BDNA board member, Malcolm Hancock, presented Dick Hazeltine with a model swing set for the park.

Dick Hazeltine (left) gave his approval with Eric Rosewall (right) after the planting was completed.

Be sure to visit Hazeltine Park’s completed playscape area and join us in the spring to finish the planting!

To learn more about the Hazeltine Park Sustainable Nature Patch project, click here.

Thank you to Ken Rumbaugh, Community Engagement Coordinator at Portland Parks & Recreation for taking these photos.  Click here to view the whole album.

Video of December General Board Meeting from Village Portland

Thank you to everyone who attended our December 2018 General Board Meeting, and thank you to Andrew Wilkins at Village Portland for recording and posting a video of the meeting!  Click through to Village Portland’s site to see time stamps with relevant topics or just watch the video below.

PPR Seeks to Close Road for Errol Heights Park

Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) is seeking to close SE Tenino Court (from SE Tenino Court at SE Tenino Drive to SE Tenino Court at the east end of the Community Garden – see yellow line in aerial photo below) through the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

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Helmets Needed for Woodmere Unicycle Club

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Help Mr. Stultz at Woodmere Elementary give his Unicycle Club students helmets! 

Woodmere Elementary School offers unicycling to boys and girls in grades 2-5. These kids are awesome! They are hard working, committed and focused, often performing at school and neighborhood events.  This great sport was introduced to them in a physical education class.  Students gain confidence in their abilities and improve their skills. Unicycling is hard, helping students develop their perseverance, patience, and focus.

Many of the students wishing to participate in Unicycle Club do not have helmets at home and are unable to afford one.  Students will earn the responsibility of borrowing a unicycle for the entire school year.  Those who forget their helmet at home will be able to borrow one from school, ensuring that safety remains the top priority.

Students attend weekly practice and those that learn to ride earn a t-shirt and have the opportunity to ride in the Junior Rose Parade in June. They also are part of the school-wide performance in June.

Ready to support Woodmere Elementary’s Unicycle Club?

Click here and donate at DonorsChoose.org!

Portland Police Bureau Strategic Planning Community Survey

You can help to Shape the Future of the Portland Police Bureau!

The Portland Police Bureau is in the early stages of developing its Strategic Plan for the next five years and would like your help.

To participate in this survey, please click the link below. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Russian. All responses will be kept confidential and identifying information will be kept private. Please provide your input by Friday, November 30th, 2018.

Portland Police Bureau Strategic Planning Community Survey

2019 OSU Master Gardener Training Registration NOW OPEN!

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Get the Real Dirt ~ Become a Master Gardener™!

2019 OSU Master Gardener™ Training Registration NOW OPEN!

 Registration is now open for the 2019 OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Training! The training includes all aspects of sustainable gardening in a fun and friendly environment.  Science-based curriculum is offered in a combination of in-person, online classes and hands-on workshops that run February through March.  This unique training is followed by volunteer educational outreach.

Become a garden educator and help your community to grow from the ground up!  Learn more and register TODAY!

A limited number of reduced-fee fellowships and scholarships are available.  The application deadline for the reduced fee slots is November 30, 2018.  For details and a link to the reduced fee slot application, visit our Master Gardener training webpage and scroll down to Option 3. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/metro/become-master-gardener