This weekend

There was a Montavilla Neighborhood Association meeting this week. Many ways to get involved were discussed, including a neighborhood history project. For the meeting summary and video, go here.

FRIDAY

“This will be a fun evening of LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCES about what it means to be a refugee, immigrant, and Muslim in Portland. There will also be performances of different cultural music and dances. We hope that you will join in, but you are welcome to watch and mingle.

We welcome all Portlanders, of all ages, especially refugee and immigrant families. We will have food carts on site serving throughout the evening. We invite you to have dinner here in the outdoor courtyard. This is not a fundraiser. There is no admission price.”

“Portland Parks & Recreation, via the Parks for New Portlanders program, also hosts events such as the Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament, and New Portlanders Cultural Celebration and Family Day. These events are often many newcomers’ first experiences with their City government, and helps people new to Portland access Portland Parks & Recreation offerings and other City services.”
East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave * 6 pm – 9 pm 
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Live music with MINT…
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The Blue Room Bar at Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm – 11 pm 
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SATURDAY

Story time for children from birth to three-years-old and their guardian: black story time ( noon – 12:30 pm) and Chinese (Cantonese) story time (2 pm – 2:45 pm).
Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave
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Parkrose Sandy Blvd litter clean-up:
“Spring is nearly here! Let’s keep up the garbage clean ups we started last year and add some seeds to the bulbs we planted last fall. This cleanup will cover Sandy Boulevard between 99th and 121st Place.

Flower seeds will be handed out for planting in the planter strips between the sidewalk and the curb. We will also want to toss seeds in the vacant area between 121st and 122nd just south of Sandy and at Senn’s Dairy. If you have seeds or popsicle sticks to donate, please comment and we’ll be in touch.

City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Team will be joining us for this clean up as well, if you see any graffiti please comment here so that we can compile a list for them.

We will meet at Parkrose Hardware to begin our clean up. Parkrose Hardware has kindly offered their dumpsters to us so this is where we will likely end to get rid of the garbage collected :)”

Parkrose Hardware, 10625 NE Sandy Blvd * 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm 

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“The Portland Happiness Center invites you to the 1st MINI HAPPY FEST, to celebrate International Happiness Day! (Tickets)

The word Happiness has taken the world by storm…but what about our world – our beloved Portland. Join us to celebrate a happier life, where we can live in a place where people respect each other, support diversity, and have a beautiful and supportive community. Inspiring Talks and Performances from:

+Rodrigo Baena, Founder of the Portland Happiness Center

+Logan Sullivan, Humanitarian, Advocate, and IMPACTivist

+Lewis Child, Singer, Song-writer, Educator

+Katherine Calvert, LCSW, MSW, Teacher

+Stefano Laboni, Actor, Comedian, Laughter Therapist

+and many more!”

Tabor Space Sanctuary, 5441 SE Belmont St * 3 pm – 5 pm * * $20 donation recommended

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“Every Saint Patrick’s Day we have a blowout party all day (FB invitation), hosting music and dancing from noon to 1:30am!

SCHEDULE:
noon Elizabob
1:30 Sprygg
3:00 Kinvara
4:30 Humours of Circumstance
6:00 Stomptowners
7:30 Sky in the Road
9:30 Bilgerats & Pyrettes
11:30-1:30am Charlie Mopps”

The O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan St * $10 * all ages until 9 pm 

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SUNDAY

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“This month, our Third Saturday guided tour is a bird walk with Brad Vrilakas. He’ll help you locate and identify birds using sight, calls, song and habitat.”

“Bring binoculars if you have them! Meet in front of the Gift Shop, next to the Manor House. First come, first served, limit 15.”

Leech Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave * 11 am – noon * free

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