This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about free this community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at (503)232-0010 ext 319.
Anyone can make weatherization improvements at home – whether you own or rent, whether you’re in an apartment, mobile home, or house – you can make basic improvements to make your home more comfortable by saving energy and money. Learn how to implement simple measures to lower home energy use and by installing effective weatherization materials using basic tools such as scissors and screwdriver. Each participating income-qualified Multnomah County household receives a free kit of materials. Each kit includes reusable vinyl storm window kits, door weatherstripping, pipe insulation, rope caulk and more. Register online with the Community Energy Project.
Note: In the event there are not enough people pre-registered, the program will be cancelled.
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!”
Brought to you by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, these FREE workshops show participants how to create low-maintenance, low cost landscapes that conserve water, prevent pollution, and create healthy habitat for local birds & wildlife.
Naturescaping Basics Saturday, 10/21 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM Woodstock Community Center – 5905 SE 43rd Ave Learn to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time, money and energy. Get natural gardening & design tips that mimic nature, and make your garden a healthy place for people, pets and wildlife. Class covers native plants that thrive in the PNW, and other core naturescaping concepts.
On October 29th from 8:00AM-4:00PM. the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Metro, and Portland Police will be holding a FREE Recreational Vehicle Turn-in Event at Portland International Raceway. The event will offer an opportunity for residents of the City of Portland to legally transfer RV ownership of RVs that have little to no resale value to the City at zero cost to the resident. The City will then facilitate the disposal of these RVs. Currently the disposal cost of older RVs is a barrier to people who no longer want to own the vehicles. RV owners are faced with options of keeping the older vehicles in their possession, and pay a significant amount to dispose of it, or donating/giving it away. Our goal is to provide the public a way to dispose of unwanted RVs.
Requirements to Participate:
The registered owner of the vehicle must be present to sign over title to the City of Portland. The title must have their name on it.
The registered owner must be a City of Portland resident.
Only one vehicle per household [i]
We will only take vehicles from private parties, no dealerships or businesses.
The donated RVs must not contain any personal belongings.
The donated RVs must have drained tanks (grey/blackwater).
The registered owner is required to get the vehicle to the turn-in location.
Location: The turn-in location is at Portland International Raceway South Paddock (1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217). Follow the signs once you enter PIR from N. Denver Avenue entrance. The Raceway is conveniently located close to the Max yellow line Delta Park/Vanport station.
Spread the word to ghosts and goblins far and wide that the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is haunting the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center on October 22nd, 2017, 4:00-7:00PM. Bring your costumes to wear and some to share for the costume exchange. Fun, games, food (bring some to share, if you can!), and a Trunk-or-Treat make this FREE family-friendly event a must! Everyone is welcome, regardless of neighborhood! RSVP to our event on Facebook!
FREE Community Livability Training with Sgt. Randy Teig of Portland Police Bureau. October 21st at the East Precinct Community Room from 10:00AM-12:00PM. To register, contact Marianna Lomanto at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.