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.

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Spooktacular and Trunk-or-Treat TODAY!

It’s today!! October 27th, 3:00-5:00PM at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center parking lot (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206).  Who will take home the coveted Trunk-or-Treat Trophy?  We will have non-food treats available for those with allergies.  Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian!

Don’t forget to bring gently used costumes and dress-up pieces for our free costume exchange. We will also be gathering non-food items for the Lane Middle School Food Pantry.  See the list below and donate if you can!

RSVP to this event on Facebook by clicking here!

Lane Middle School Food Pantry Non-Food Items Wish List:

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Hand soap
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Deodorant
  • Dish soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Makeup wipes
  • Tissues
  • Dental floss
  • Laundry soap
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Rubber gloves
  • Toilet scrubbers
  • Sponges
  • Mops/brooms/dustpans
  • Washcloths
  • Pens/pencils
  • Notepads
  • Garbage bags
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Bandaids
  • Neosporin
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Dog and cat food
  • Cat litter
  • Ziploc storage bags
  • Aluminum foil

TODAY! BDNA National Night Out

NNO 2018 FB Post

Join us for our annual National Night Out Event TODAY, August 4th, 3:00-7:00PM.  Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association will be grilling up hot dogs (beef, turkey, and veggie) with all the fixings, so bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share and join the neighborhood fun!  This FREE family-friendly event is designed to encourage neighbors to get to know each other. Live music (local band: Babylon Star Destroyer), delicious food, fun for the kids, and hanging with your awesome neighbors make this a must attend summer event!
Please note: Childcare not provided! Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult!

RSVP via Facebook or NextDoor

Thank you to Advantis Credit Union (Woodstock), New Seasons Market (Woodstock), and Grocery Outlet (Brentwood-Darlington) for donating to our event!

Are you a business and would like to contribute refreshments or entertainment? Contact us at brentwood.darlington@gmail.com.

National Night Out 2018

NNO 2018 FB Post

Join us for our annual National Night Out Event on Saturday, August 4th, 3:00-7:00PM.  Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association will be grilling up hot dogs (beef, turkey, and veggie) with all the fixings, so bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share and join the neighborhood fun!  This FREE family-friendly event is designed to encourage neighbors to get to know each other. Live music (local band: Babylon Star Destroyer), delicious food, fun for the kids, and hanging with your awesome neighbors make this a must attend summer event!
Please note: Childcare not provided! Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult!

RSVP via Facebook or NextDoor

Thank you to Advantis Credit Union (Woodstock), New Seasons Market (Woodstock), and Grocery Outlet (Brentwood-Darlington) for donating to our event!

Are you a business and would like to contribute refreshments or entertainment? Contact us at brentwood.darlington@gmail.com.

July Events at Cartlandia!

From Cartlandia: 

July 2-16 PIANO PUSH PLAY will bring a special reconditioned piano for you to play and enjoy!  ALL DAY

July 7 PORTLAND OPERA A LA CART – Live Opera performances on the Cart Stage NOON – 3PM mid Cartlandia pod

July 27 ROJO THE LLAMA for LLAMA LLIBATIONS in the outdoor beer garden. Families welcome! Only 6-7PM.

 

Improve Beaver Habitat at Errol Heights Park

Event Link

Errol Heights Natural Area (Inner SE Portland)

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 AM-noon

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Errol Heights to complete important ecological enhancement projects at this little gem of a Park. Keep your eye out for beaver, ducks and other wildlife as you volunteer alongside other community members! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.

Meet at: SE 52nd & SE Tenino Dr.  From Woodstock St., drive south on SE 52nd to SE Tenino Dr. (watch for a dirt road on your right, which is Tenino Dr.) Park along SE 52nd. Please be aware not to block neighbor’s driveways. From Johnson Creek Blvd., drive north on SE 45th Place, which turns into Harney Drive. Turn left onto SE 52nd and park near the next turnoff to Tenino Dr.

Tri-met bus: #75 will drop you off at SE 45th & Tenino Dr. Walk about 200 feet south on SE 45th and walk the trail through the natural area to the SE 52nd St. entrance (~ ½ mile).

Bike/Walk on the Springwater Corridor trail: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap. Exit trail at the SE 45th St. entrance and then ride a short distance north and up the slight hill on Harney Drive. Turn left onto SE 52nd and left again onto SE Tenino Dr., which is a dirt road.

For more information contact Susan at: susan.hawes@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6131 by 3:00pm on Friday, October 20. Day of event call Paul: 503-348-7681 or text/call Susan: 503-823-5937.

Learning Garden Labs Harvest Festival 2017

It’s that time of year for the Annual Harvest Festival at the Learning Gardens Lab. Bring the whole family for a celebration of autumn with us 🍁🍃🎃! They will also be hosting a donation drive for Puerto Rico.

Check out the farm stand, pumpkin patch and get a garden tour from their wonderful staff and volunteer members!  There will be kids activities and crafts such as posie making and pumpkin painting. Rain or shine they will be out there! Don’t forget to stop by the BDNA table and say, “Hi!”

Download, print, and share their poster here!