May 2019 Public Board Meeting Agenda

Join us for our monthly meeting and annual elections, May 2nd, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  Doors open at 6:30PM.  Everyone is welcome!

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Venga a nuestra renunión mensual y elecciones anuales, 2 de Mayo a las 7:00-9:00 de la tarde, en el Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Puertas abiertas en 6:30 de la tarde. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Resources and Food for Thought

On March 19th, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association and SE Uplift hosted a Community Conversation: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live.  Facilitator Jen Mitas led a wonderful conversation with a group of neighbors from around Southeast Portland.  If you missed this Conversation, you can check into the thought provoking resource list below.

Resource list for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? How Relationships Affect the Places We Live”

Comic: This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society

Birch, Eve, ‘The Art of Being a Neighbor’, NPR, 2009. <https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102961694>

Campbell, Alexia Fernández, ‘Neighborhoods Can Shape Success – Down to the Level of a City Block.’ The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 23 May 2016. <http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/05/how-a-neighborhood-block-can-affect-a-perso ns-success/483983/>

Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, ‘Being A Good Neighbor in Farm Country,’ <https://conservationdistrict.org/resources/rural-property/being-a-good-neighbor-in-farm-country> Dunkelman, Marc J., The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community (New York: W.W. Norton, 2014)

Lorish, Philip and Sam Speers, ’On Politics and Neighborliness,’ 2016. <https://newcitycommons.com/culture-briefing/on-politics-neighborliness>

Mock, Brentin, ‘Toward Being a Better Gentrifier,’ CityLab. 2017. <https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/06/toward-being-a-better-gentrifier/531324/>

Moran, Lauren, ‘Scores for a Block Party,’ 2018. <http://files.cargocollective.com/185228/ScoresforaBlockParty.spreads-ilovepdf-compressed–1-.pdf > Pfister, Carolina, ‘I See You,’ 2018. <https://www.carolinapfister.com/i-see-you>

Putnam, Robert D., Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000)

Rosenblum, Nancy, Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton UP, 2016)

Rodney, Seph, ‘A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers To Confess Their Sins,’ Hyperallergic. 2016. <https://hyperallergic.com/300831/a-public-art-project-invites-gentrifiers-to-confess-their-sins/>

Rothman, Joshua, ‘Red Neighbor, Blue Neighbor,’ The New Yorker. November 7, 2016. <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/07/red-neighbor-blue-neighbor>

Warnick, Melody, This is Where I Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live (Viking, New York, 2016)

Leach Botanical Gardens April/May 2019 Events

Leach Botanical Gardens April/May 2019 Events

The bridge at SE 122nd Ave is OPEN!

PLANT SALE, Saturday, April 13th, 9:00AM (LBG Friends), 9:30AM (general) to 2:00PM at Floyd Light Middle School.

SPRING BIRDS IN THE GARDEN with Laura Whittemore, April 21, 9:00AM- 12:00PM This workshop takes the mystery out of bird observation and identification by giving you the tools to see the whole bird—not just its color, but its shape, size, pattern, behavior, and more. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. Meet at the Manor House. $30 General/ $25 LBG Friends

SHINRIN YOKU TOUR, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00AM – 12:00PM Leach Garden is a powerful place of respite in bustling SE Portland. Join us for a soothing, expansive walk through the forest, meadow, and creek side.

BOTANICAL ECO-DYEING, April 28, 9:00AM – 4:00PM Textile artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process and you’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. Cost: $125 general/$115 LBG Friend. Includes all silk fabric and dying supplies.

CREATING WILDLIFE HABITAT TREES, Saturday, May 4, 11:00AM-12:30PM More than a quarter of woodland wild-life species use dead and dying trees for food, shelter, and cover. Learn how snags can be coaxed into critical habitat with Board Certified Master Arborist and PCC instructor Anne LeSenne. Meet at the entrance to the Claybourne Parking Lot. $25.00 General/$20.00 LBG Friend

NATIVE BEE WORKSHOP Saturday, May 11, 1:00-4:00PM Join Jess Tyler for an overview of Oregon’s native bees, an examination of bees through dissecting scopes, followed by a chance to catch and release some as we take a guided tour through the Garden. $20 general/$15 LBG Friend

CHILDREN’S NATURE FAIR, Saturday, May 18, 10:00AM-2:00PM  Please let Annie Winn know if you’d like to volunteer!

LILLA LIT, Sunday, May 19th, 4:00-6:00PM. We’re thrilled to announce Lilla Lit, a new signature literary reading series held at Leach Botanical Garden. Please join us for the inaugural Lilla literary event on the East Terrace to hear from these six acclaimed Portland authors: Justin Hocking, Apricot Irving, Keetje Kuipers, Nastashia Minto, Liz Prato, and Liz Scott. $10 suggested donation at the door.

April 2019 Public Board Meeting Agenda

Join us for our monthly meeting, April 4th, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  Doors open at 6:30PM.  Everyone is welcome!

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Venga a nuestra renunión mensual! 4 de Abril a las 7:00-9:00 de la tarde, en el Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Puertas abiertas en 6:30 de la tarde. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

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March 2019 Public Board Meeting Agenda

Join us for our monthly meeting, March 7th, 7:00-9:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  Doors open at 6:30PM.  Everyone is welcome!

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Venga a nuestra renunión mensual! 7 de Marzo a las 7:00-9:00 de la tarde, en el Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Puertas abiertas en 6:30 de la tarde. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

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Meal Train

Meal Train helps you help others! 

Know someone who needs a helping hand? Meal Train is a free website that enables you to organize meal-giving for friends or family at a time when they need help most – the arrival of a new baby, a sudden illness or injury, a fire that burns a home, or the loss of a loved one.

At the Meal Train website, you specify your “person in need”, set up a schedule for meal delivery, and invite friends, acquaintances, congregation members, and neighbors to sign up to deliver meals. It’s simple, easy, and free!

Meal Train Plus (at the same website) enables you to organize other kinds of support, such as housework, child care, or lawn care.

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.