This weekend

If you missed it, there was a Portland City Council candidates forum at Bipartisan Cafe in Montavilla. You can watch the forum here.

There’s a Montavilla Neighborhood Association membership and board meeting on Monday, March 12th.

According to the agenda, the board will discuss potentially supporting: a grant for LGBTQ defense organizing; a spring cleanup; a proposal for a Montavilla Oral History Project; and a budget for a Montavilla Homeless Forum. The agenda is here.

Montavilla Methodist Church,  232 SE 80th Ave * 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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MNA board members and a group of neighbors concerned about the honesty of last fall’s MNA election are scheduling an appointment to see neighborhood association records, one of the concerned neighbors said. This agreement was made and approved by a judge to settle those concerns about the election.

For more background and a statement from one of the board members, see the most recent This Weekend post. I offered an opportunity for the concerned neighbors to make a statement about the issue, and Evelyn Macpherson, one of the concerned neighbors, responded here.

FRIDAY

“The David Douglas High School is proud to present this hilarious farce comedy! When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Witty, smart and wildly satirical, this timely and spirited adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic play exposes the corruption of a provincial town with biting hilarity.”

Buy tickets online and find times for Sat & Sun here.

Howard F. Horner Performing Arts Center, 1400 SE 130th Ave * 7:30 pm * $8 students & seniors * $10 adults
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SATURDAY

Learn how to engage government agencies at this neighborhood training program:

“The Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program is working with the Portland Police Bureau in educating the community on community engagement with the City of Portland. The Crime Prevention Program’s crime prevention coordinators will be attending and speaking about services and training available to the community to organize and support community partnerships in preventing crime and the fear of crime.”

Limited seating is available. Please RSVP to: cassondra.rosales@portlandoregon.gov

737 SE 106th Ave * 10 am – noon

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Build a City That Sparks

“Create a cityscape that sparks! Use beautiful glowing paper collages, cardboard, copper tape, LED lights and batteries to light up your city in this amazing interactive art piece. At the same time you’ll learn a little something about electrical circuitry.”

Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd * 2 pm – 5 pm * free 

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Shinrin-Yoku… combines leisurely walks on gentle paths under forest canopy with guided activities and meditations.”

“Developed in Japan in the early 1980s as an antidote to the stress of modern life, on-going scientific research shows that ‘Forest Bathing’: boosts immune system functioning, with an increase in the count of the body’s Natural Killer (NK) cells; reduces blood pressure; reduces stress; improves mood; increases ability to focus, even in children with ADHD… “

Leach Botanical Garden,  6704 SE 122nd Ave * 11 am * free

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SUNDAY

Winter Farmers Mercado, every Saturday until March 24 at Portland Mercado:

“Support Local Growers, Artisans and Entrepreneurs in our Indoor/Outdoor Farmers Market. Kids Activities, Live Music, Food Demonstrations, Chef @ the Market Cooking & Education Program.”

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Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots: Piping hot Irish traditional music served the old fashioned way with a twist of native wit! Andrea Wild from The Stomptowners will be joined by Teresa Baker on keys & Preston Howard on his mighty pipes.” 
The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * 7 pm – 9 pm * free 

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