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.

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.

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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Volunteers Needed for Misting Station at Mt Scott Park

The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Parks & Recreation, and the Water Bureau have teamed up to open misting stations in public parks Thursday and Friday. Volunteer are needed to help set them up, break them down, and tend the sites throughout the day.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Sign-ups for the other misting site locations are at:

Hot-weather safety precautions apply:

  • Only volunteer if you are feeling well and are not in a high-risk group during heat
  • Volunteers must wear a mask for COVID-19 protection, for themselves and others
  • Drink lots of water
  • Use sunscreen and wear long sleeve/pants
  • Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • A meal will be provided
  • Before signing up please review

Vaccine Clinic at B-D Community Center

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COVID Vaccine Clinic at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)

  • 1st dose: July 9th 3:30-6:30pm
  • 2nd dose: July 30th 3:30-6:30pm

Impact NW, Providence, Care Oregon and other community organizations are partnering to bring a Teen Vaccine Clinic for ages 12 & up in Brentwood-Darlington!

There will be free food, DJ, raffles, OHP and community resources and sign up support. Everyone who gets their first dose will receive a $100 Safeway gift card.

Consent is needed for ages 12-14. Folks can pre-register or walk in! 

Consent forms for ages 12-14 that neighbors may want to have it signed prior to the event:

Summer Free for All – Free Lunch + Play from PPR

Free Lunch + Play supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess, Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021.

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From Portland Parks and Recreation:

Working alongside school districts, community partners, arts organizations, and hunger relief groups, PP&R coordinates Free Lunch + Play to ensure that it meets the needs in our community. During the school year, 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily.

Free Lunch + Play offers accessible meal service and engaging activities at multiple parks throughout the city. In addition, Mobile Lunch + Play allows us to expand our program directly to children and families at apartment complexes and parks in even more neighborhoods.

Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021
Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 27 (Gateway Discovery Park and Luuwit View Park)
No programming on Monday, July 5.

Free Lunch + Play locations operate Monday through Friday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Mobile Lunch + Play locations operate two days a week at specific times. 

  • Free Lunches (Almuerzos gratis)
  • Safe distance fun and games (Distancia segura para juegos y diversión)
  • Music, art, and reading (Música, arte y lectura)

Vibe Summer Academy

Vibe of Portland is hosting art and music camps for ages 5-14! See the above images for information on how to register. Some Summer Academy camps take place at Brentwood-Darlington’s very own Moose Lodge #291! Other Summer Academy camps take place at Green Tulip Peace and Nature School, whom neighbors may remember for doing face painting and activities and many past BDNA events.

Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge

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Are you into gardening, having fun and growing Oregon’s health and food supply? Then this is for you! Go to https://foodhero.org/growthis for details. 

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Warming + Charging at B-D Community Center on February 19th

Neighbors have partnered with the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and Impact NW to open a warming and charging center at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave) on February 19th, 10:00am-2:00PM. Free WiFi access, drop-off charging, and hot coffee, tea, and pastries courtesy of neighbor Gillian W at Starbucks.

Come by, warm up, charge your devices, check your messages, vent with fellow neighbors. We hope to see you there! Please wear a mask and practice good social distancing standards. (Masks available on site if you do not have one.)

Children’s Concert and March for Change

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Join our neighbors in Foster-Powell for a children’s Black Lives Matter event at Essex Park hosted by Green Tulip Preschool. Special performances by Habiba Addo, Olive and Dingo, and Jessa Campbell and the Saplings! Masks and social distancing protocols recommended. For more information see the graphic below or click here.