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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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!

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

EPIC Meeting: Portland Police Air Support Unit

Bi-monthly East Portland Involved Citizens (EPIC) Meeting

When: Wednesday November 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM

Where: East Precinct Community Room (737 SE 106th Ave, 97216)

Keynote presentation: Portland Police Bureau’s Air Support Unit

When criminals flee from the police they sometimes evade the patrol officers who are pursuing them.

  • Who can follow them when they think they are free from capture?
  • Who can watch them as the drive recklessly through the city?
  • Who sees them run through backyards in the middle of the night?

Join East Portland Involved Citizens (EPIC) when Portland Police Bureau’s Chief Pilot, Sergeant Josh Goldschmidt, will answer these and other questions as he explains the workings of the Air Support Unit. 

Other agenda items:

  • Vision for East Precinct
  •  Name Recognition Interaction
  • East Precinct Update

Bring a friend or neighbor!

Errol Heights Park Community Open House

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From Portland Parks and Recreation:

Help us develop the final design for Errol Heights Park!

December 1, 2018, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave (cafeteria)

We have received hundreds of comments about what makes Errol Heights Park special and the types of activities people would like to do there in the future. Based on that feedback, we now have a proposed design for the park.

Join us for this family-friendly, interactive event to help us review and refine the final recommended design.

Can’t make the open house? Take the online survey, open Dec. 1 – 16.

Over 100 people shared their ideas for park programming at the October open house. You can see what they said in our outreach summary on the project website.

Questions? Contact George Lozovoy via email at george.lozovoy@portlandoregon.gov or phone at 503-823-5595.