Jul
3
to Dec 4

St. Johns Yarn Connection

Whether you interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun as we learn together. Meet your neighbors, relax, and have fun! All experience levels welcome. Please bring your own supplies. 

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm at the St. Johns Library branch

  • July 3rd and 17th
  • August 9th and 21st
  • September 4th and 18th
  • October 2nd and 16th
  • November 6th and 20th
  • December 4th
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St. Johns Clothing Closet
Jul
19
to Dec 20

St. Johns Clothing Closet

  • St. Johns Center for Opportunity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The St. Johns Center for Opportunity hosts a the monthly free clothing closet for North Portland community members in need at their offices (8250 N. Lombard St). The closet is open the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2 pm-7 pm.

The next dates that the closet are open are:

July 18th, August 16th, September 20th, October 18th, November 15th and December 20th

The community clothing closet has clothing in a range of sizes for infants to adults, as well as shoes, coats, purses and some accessories available for all genders. Any community member in need is welcome to shop at the clothing closet. Each visitor gets to pick any 15 items (limit one coat and 2 pairs of shoes per person). This amount may change based on donations received in the previous month. 

The #4, #16 and #75 Trimet bus lines serve the downtown St. Johns area within easy walking distance of the SJCO offices, which is across from Signal Pizza. You do not need to RSVP to attend this event. Dogs are not allowed in the clothing closet unless they are registered service animals. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times during the clothing closet.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the SJCO website here .

Thank you to the Port of Portland for being a Presenting Sponsor of the community clothing closet and Guerrilla Development for being a sponsor! We appreciate you!

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Sep
8
to Mar 5

Wayfinding Academy Labs

 Living life on purpose means not staying stagnant--it’s about stretching your edges, learning new skills, and building on existing knowledge. Wayfinding Labs help you do just that. These 12-hour courses are where our community and college meet to nurture your constant growth. 

There are no anonymous lecture halls here. Instead, expert Lab faculty teach in the “Wayfinding Way”: small group settings designed for lots of discussion and interaction. Learners of all ages join our full-time students for a rich mix of perspectives.

Labs are 12 hour non-credit courses offered at Wayfinding Academy for only $30. Times and dates vary for each class. This term, they are offering the following Labs: 

Locating the Artistic Impulse

In this Lab we’ll consider the artistic impulse and how it aids us in locating ourselves in the world—rooting into our senses. We’ll explore the intersection between the arts, self, and environment, testing out ways of locating and knowing through a constellation of activities and artistic modes such as writing, drawing, meditation, movement etc.

  • Friday, Nov 2: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

  • Saturday, Nov 3: 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Sunday, Nov 4: 2:00pm - 5:30pm


Portland: A Deep Dive on Gentrification

What is gentrification? How does it show up in our city, and nationally? What philosophies, ideas, and policies create and sustain it? In this Lab we will explore the history that has made gentrification a reality, the present that continues to support it, the effects it has on longtime Portland residents, and the global forces that contextualize it.


  • Friday, January 25, 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Saturday, January 26, 9:00am - 6:00pm


How to Build A Website

We will be learning how web pages are built and styled by building our own static websites. The course will be targeting beginners who might not be familiar with HTML or CSS, the building blocks of basic web pages. Students will end the class with their own public website that they can use for whatever purpose they want.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Here is the website with information about dates, times and registration (the first class begins September 8th). 

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St. Johns Community Clothing Closet
Oct
18
to Dec 20

St. Johns Community Clothing Closet

  • St. Johns Center for Opportunity (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The community clothing closet is a free resource to North Portland community members. We are open on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2-7 pm at the St. Johns Center for Opportunity offices (8250 N Lombard St). We have clothing for infants to adults, shoes, coats, purses, new undergarments and some accessories for all genders in a wide range of sizes. All community members in need are welcome to shop with us and take home 20+ free items each visit. 

The #4, #16 and #75 Trimet bus lines serve the downtown St. Johns neighborhood within easy walking distance of our office, which is across from Signal Pizza.

The next clothing closet dates are:

October 18th

November 15th

December 20th

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Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

"The August Wilson Red Door Project presents: Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments”

Hands Up is a powerful set of monologues commissioned by The New Black Fest in the wake of police shootings of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., John Crawford III in Beavercreek, Ohio, and others.

Come witness the testaments on October 19th-21st at Wayfinding Academy. Seating is general admission. Doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm.

Suggested donation per ticket: $20. Art should be accessible to all, therefore tickets are pay-what-you-can. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Tickets available now! We would like to especially thank our community partners, Wayfinding Academy and Get Up, Give Back.

For more information, please visit handsuppdx.com

Here is the ticketing link as well as the Facebook Event

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

Intro to Kingian Nonviolence Training

  • Portland State University School of Social Work (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kingian Nonviolence, the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has found a home in prisons, jails, schools, and social movements in countries around the world, including the Poor People's Campaign! It has helped movements achieve social change and communities transform cultures of violence. Kingian Nonviolence provides values and methods for waging conflict and organizing for justice.

Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, 9am-5pm both days
Portland State University School of Social Work

This interactive, transformational workshop will cover topics such as the myths and realities of nonviolence, the dynamics of human conflict, definitions of violence, and methods of nonviolent social change. Kingian Nonviolence offers both the will (a set of values) and the skill (an approach to conflict and organizing) to wage conflict and organize for justice. 

This training is hosted by friends of the PPC, On Earth Peace and East Point Peace Academy, and is offered through a Gift Economics model, which means there is no fee charged. More info and registration here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724683710954173/

If you are interested in participating and wish to be connected to a home stay for the weekend or childcare, or have space in your home in Portland to host, please let us know at oregon@poorpeoplescampaign.org.


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Black Panther Party Tour of Albina
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Black Panther Party Tour of Albina

TICKETS: $10 Limited spots available! RSVP 
START: Parking lot of Martin Luther King Jr. School | 4906 NE 6th Ave,Portland OR
END: Matt Dishman Center | 77 NE Knott St, Portland OR

Join Kent Ford, founder of Portland's chapter of the '60s-era black empowerment organization, for a walking tour in NE Portland. Listen to his personal memories of revolutionary activism and community service, and be inspired for today’s fight for change. A tour map/educational resource will be available by donation on site.
* Recommended: car pooling or biking between historical stops

RSVP here!

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#DisarmPSU Solidarity Teach-In
Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

#DisarmPSU Solidarity Teach-In

  • PSU Native American Student & Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Following the tragic shooting of Jason Washington by armed CPSO officers this summer and a 10 day occupation of the plaza in front of the CPSO Office at PSU, several faculty, staff, students and community members are committed to continuing the conversation.

The teach-in will be informed by the work of the Social Emergency Response Center model. Join the conversation! RSPV on Facebook and see all the event details here>>

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

RX Prescription Drug + Document Shred Event

Drive, walk or bike-up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Drugs will be safely incinerated, and documents will be securely shredded on site. By participating, you reduce the risk of identity theft and misuse of prescription drugs.

The Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and non-perishables for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

*See full detailed flyer online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/68659.

EVENT DETAILS: Saturday, October 27th, 2018, 10am-2pm, 4735 E. Burnside Street (Please no early birds)

EVENT ENDS AT 2PM OR WHEN THE TRUCKS ARE FILLED TO CAPACITY

*unable to attend the event? See alternate turn-in options at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/681755 _____________________________________________________________________ Acceptable items for Rx drug turn-in: Prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers. Items not accepted: Thermometers, Sharps, Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. NO SHARPS! (To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or www.oregonmetro.gov) _____________________________________________________________________ Acceptable items for shred event: Up to two grocery bags of documents. Items not accepted: cardboard or three ring binders _____________________________________________________________________

For questions about this event contact Jenni Pullen or Sergeant Frazier.

Rx drug turn-in contact: Jenni Pullen, 503-823-4257, jenni.pullen@portlandoregon.gov Shred event contact: Sergeant Frazier, 503-823-0897, kevin.frazier@portlandoregon.gov

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

No Ivy Day at Baltimore Woods

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Baltimore Woods for a morning of removing invasive plants to help keep Baltimore Woods healthy & beautiful!

Meet at N. Baltimore & N Decatur Ave.

Tools, gloves and snacks provided. Please dress for the weather, wear close-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and be ready to get dirty!

This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome but children must be supervised by an adult.

For more information on Baltimore Woods, click here!

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Blueprint for Success Open Mic

Join Station 22 Firehouse in St. Johns to share and listen to proposals for improving community health and wellness as part of their Blueprint for Success initiative launch. All are welcome to submit proposals for presenting at the meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm at Station 22.

Click here to read more about the Blueprint for Success project.

Click here to fill out an application to submit a proposal to present at the listening session.

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My People's Market
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

My People's Market

My People’s Market is a marketplace re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards and beverage crafters.

Bring your friends and family to explore the diverse entrepreneurial talent of Portland at this FREE bi-annual event. Support the community and shop at over 80 local multicultural businesses, talk with vendors, and network with local business owners of color. There will be live music, art, performances, and of course, plenty to eat and drink from some of Portland's best eateries.

Friday, November 9th from 5-10 pm at the Custom Blocks in Portland!

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The Aspire Project Gala
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

The Aspire Project Gala

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, join The Aspire Project at their 2nd annual gala, Raising The Barre! Celebrate and enjoy a catered dinner, refreshments, performances, silent auction and raffle. At The Aspire Project, no student is turned away for financial need. This event raises funds so they can continue providing access to affordable dance programs and fitness classes for all ages, and a youth academic lab.  

Link to buy tickets: https://theaspireproject.ejoinme.org/2018GALA

IG: @theaspireprojectpdx

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Final Form Record Store Halloween Opening Party!
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Final Form Record Store Halloween Opening Party!

Portland's newest record and retro video game store FINAL FORM is almost ready to open and we're very excited to share the occasion with you! As it just so happens, Halloween is also our favorite holiday. What better way to celebrate than with a Halloween-themed grand opening party?!

Peruse our curated selection of new and used vinyl while enjoying delicious refreshments! Play haunting video games at our retro free play station!

We also have some wonderfully spooky door prizes in store - you have a chance to win just by walking in the door!

Come say hello, check out the shop, and spend some time in beautiful St. Johns.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook

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Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

St. Johns Neighborhood Association Board Elections!

SJNA elections are the 8th of October, 7PM, at the St. Johns Community Center.

To run: Nominations will be accepted at the start of the 10/8 meeting. Each candidate will be given equal time to speak about their position. Once done, voting will begin by write in ballot, and tallied by guests from a near-by North Portland neighborhood.

To vote: Voters must be a member of SJNA. Members either live*, work, or own a business in St. Johns or Cathedral Park (*whether you are a renter, homeowner, or houseless; if you reside here, you're apart of SJNA). Voters must also attend either the August or September general meetings.

Mark your calendar for our next meeting, September 10th, 7PM, at the St. Johns Community Center to learn more about SJNA, our voting process, and to be eligible to have your October vote count!

Click here to download the election resource flyer!

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Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Free Yard Trees for North Portland residents!

Thanks to a grant from PPR’s Urban Forestry mission in cooperation with your local Tree Teams, we want to give you a free medium or large tree. We’re talking Douglas firs, scarlet oaks, giant sequoias, western red cedar, Pacific ponderosa pines, and purple beeches among others. Come get yours on Oct. 6 at Cathedral Park.

Check out this link (https://goo.gl/ptyzUz) for details, and if you have any questions, write us at freetrees@portlandoregon.gov. Sometimes, simple changes to our environment can be just the thing we need to help our community live longer and healthier. Trees are one such change. Get yours now.

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Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

Benefit Breakfast for the ALS Association

Our mission: Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Diseas and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Join Mike Verbout and friends for a benefit breakfast in memory of Doris Verbout at the North Portland Eagles Hall on Saturday, October 6th, 2018.

Donation of $8/person. Eggs cooked to order!

Download the event flyer here

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Sep
25
4:30 PM16:30

Free Citizenship ESL Classes

Lutheran Community Services is offering a FREE program to help people become U.S. Citizens! We can help prepare you for the exam and file your N-400 application too!

Fall term is October 1st-December 21st. To see all class locations, click here!

Call 503-731-9585 or contact aruonavaarakaras@lcsnw.org to register and for more information.

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Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

End of Summer Dance Party

The first day of fall is September 22nd! Consign Couture is going to finally have a legit dance party in the backyard of the store with a ton of clothing items for $5. 

4-8p
Drinks provided
DJ: Russell!

We're planning a secondhand outfit contest -- so come in your favorite consignment scores.

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Naturescaping Workshop

  • BES Water Pollution Control Lab (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time and money! Explore how native plants can make your outdoor space a vibrant, healthy place for people, pets, and wildlife. You'll dig up fresh ideas, tips & resources to bring back to your yard.

Register online at: www.emswcd.org/workshops or call 503-222-7645.

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St. Johns Art Walk
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

St. Johns Art Walk

Friday, September 21st in Downtown St. Johns
5-8 pm

20+ local artists paired with local businesses for a night of art and community in Downtown St. Johns during 3rd Friday events! Live music and art performances in the plaza throughout the event. This event is free and kid friendly!

RSVP on Facebook here!

For the full list of participating artists and businesses, visit www.stjohnsopportunity.org.

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Business After Hours Mixer
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Business After Hours Mixer

Attend this after hours mixer to help kickoff the St. Johns Business Boosters holiday tree lighting fundraiser, learn more about Boosters upcoming events and network with other businesses at Stormbreaker Brewing from 5:30-7:30 pm!

Members and non-members alike are encouraged to attend.

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

North Portland Transportation Summit

North Portland Transportation Kick Off

September 19th at 6:00PM

Kaiser Town Hall

A coalition of North Portland neighborhoods have been hard at work for over a year to create a platform to express growing concerns about transportation, safety, accessibility, and mobility in North Portland.

Are you frustrated by traffic issues? Do you wish that the Fessenden / St. Louis project would get started already (more on that below)*? Do you want safer, more accessible travel options in your community?

Then be here and tell your city and government leaders what you need. Already on the guest list are keynote speaker OR Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek, and City Commissioner, Chloe Eudaly.

To get involved and make the summit a success, email mary@npnscommunity.org.

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Sep
12
to Sep 13

Shades of Green Conference

On September 12-13, the Shades of Green conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals for a candid discussion about the state of diversity within the energy industry, as well as a facilitated workshop around diversity best practices, strategies and actions.

Check out the fantastic line up of speakers and sessions, including a keynote from Van Jones.

Can't make it to the conference? You can still catch Van Jones speaking at 7pm on September 12.

Register to attend this event by clicking here!

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Roosevelt High School Alumni Veterans Ceremony
Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

Roosevelt High School Alumni Veterans Ceremony

WHO:  The Roosevelt High School Alumni Association (RHSAA)

WHAT: A Celebration of our Alums who served in the Military

WHERE:  In the Community Garden at Roosevelt High School (6941 N. Central Street, Portland, Oregon 97203)  Program to be on North Ida Avenue

WHEN:  Monday, September 10th, 2018   4 P.M. in the Community Garden

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Art Constitutional at the St. Johns Farmers Market
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Art Constitutional at the St. Johns Farmers Market

Enjoy an expanded St. Johns Farmers Market with the Art Constitutional on Saturday, September 8th in the US Bank Parking Lot. Featuring 18 local craft vendors and artists, live music and more! Items for sale include jewelry, paintings, rugs, pottery, photography, illustrations & comics and children’s toys.

Stay tuned for the full vendor list and event details here!

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Multnomah County Health Clinic Open House!
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Multnomah County Health Clinic Open House!

  • Multnomah County Health Clinic North Portland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our North Portland Multnomah County Health Center is celebrating a major renovation that expand services for St. Johns residents. The space now allows for 8 additional exam rooms, an additional care team and room to add a dental clinic in the future. 

Folks will gather to hear from some Health Department leaders, enjoy some food, games, Tai Chi demonstration and tabling from local community groups. The event is free and family friendly!

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Cakeluck 5 year Anniversary!
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Cakeluck 5 year Anniversary!

**Celebrating (almost) 5 years of Cakeluck!**

WHAT: A pot luck for cake. An informal meet up of neighbors who like to bake and eat. We set up tables, you bring the cake (or baked goods of your choice) and your plate & utensils. Eat, chat, enjoy!
WHERE: In St. Johns Plaza, near the clock
WHO: St. Johns neighbors & friends, organized by Liz Smith and Sylvia Allen (who are continuing the tradition started by Babs and Néna).

If you have never been to one, they are a real treat. If you have, you know how fun they are. This is a completely volunteer-run event that is unique to our neighborhood! We welcome volunteers who would like to help set up and/or clean up.

RSVP on Facebook here
 

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More Bridges Open Houses
Aug
25
to Sep 29

More Bridges Open Houses

Find out about the options for a 3rd bridge crossing into Washington to relieve I-5 congestion. Open house sessions led by and paid for by the Economic Transportation Alliance/Third Bridge Now, a 501c3 organization.

Open Houses are being held at the follow locations and times in fall of 2018:

August 25th 10 AM - 7 PM
Clark Public Utilities 1200 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663


Sept 8th 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Cascade Park Library 600 NE 136th Ave Vancouver, WA 98684


Sept 15th 10 AM – 7 PM
Clark Public Utilities 1200 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663


Sept 22nd 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Vancouver Community Library 901 C. St. Vancouver, WA 98660


Sept 29th 10 AM – 7 PM
Woodland Community Center 782 Park Street Woodland, WA 98674

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Facilitating for Justice: Centering Anti-Oppression in Our Facilitation

AORTA (The Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) is hosting a workshop in Portland, OR in August.

Facilitating for Justice: Centering Anti-Oppression in Our Facilitation can be a powerful skills-building workshop for you and your community, and a wonderful opportunity to engage with other local folks with their minds on creating intentional spaces for increased participation and inclusion.

Apply to attend here, or share with your networks: http://bit.ly/FacilitateForJusticePDX

Facilitation by Marc Mascarenhas-Swan, Anisha Desai, and Peter Dakota Spencer-McElhatton

 

August 25th, 2018

10 am- 5pm

Location TBA

Suggested cost: $200, Sliding scale

 

Why are we hosting this workshop?

Even groups with great meeting process inadvertently perpetuate barriers to full member participation and access to democratic process. This happens through group dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression that often marginalize women, people of color, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming folks, people with disabilities, and those with limited access to the cultural cues that come with class privilege. The good news is there are many ways we can disrupt those dynamics. This day long workshop will help us build tools and confidence in facilitating for justice.

What will we cover?

-Learn advanced skills to address systemic power when it arises in groups

-Gain a greater understanding on how our own identities impact our facilitation style

-Practice skills that lead to justice including group decision making, supporting groups in conflict, and naming, intervening, and addressing systemic power when it arises.

-Learn strategies for working with multiracial and multicultural groups that allow for full participation.

 

How can I find out more?

Check out this FB event and our registration page.

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River Gathering with Laura Feldman
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

River Gathering with Laura Feldman

Come celebrate the Willamette and meet others deeply inspired by the River.

This is the opening for a four-week Working Library residency inviting Portland residents, especially St. Johns and North Portland neighborhoods, to a physical and visible space for conversation and collaboration, where the community can pool its wisdom, share stories, hold meetings, reflect, plant projects, play music, stage events, share meals, create ritual, draw, write and explore our complex and vital relationship with the Willamette River.

This is a family-friendly event.  The space is ADA Accessible.  Refreshments provided.

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Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Circle Talks at the Working Library

vLet the Artists Die
A Performance-Lecture by Triple Candie
August 21, 2018, 6:30-8 pm

Triple Candie will present a performance-lecture that focuses on its art-less exhibitions. The performance will explore a range of topics, from artist obituaries and artistic agency, to the “Death of the Artist” and the “Author Function” late ‘60s French theory, as well as the ethics of posthumous artistic creation. A brief history of Triple Candie’s programs are interwoven throughout -- David Hammons: The Unauthorized Retrospective, Cady Noland Approximately, James Lee Byars: I Cancel My Works at Death, Maurizio Cattelan is Dead: Life and Work, If Michael Asher, etc. The title “Let the Artists Die” is borrowed from a 1985 play by the Polish artist-playwright Tadeusz Kantor about art under authoritarian regimes. 

ABOUT TRIPLE CANDIE
Triple Candie is a phantom-like institution run by internationally noted art historians Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett. Founded in Harlem in 2001, Triple Candie produces exhibitions about art but largely devoid of it. Its primary purpose since late 2005 has been to explore the possibilities of exhibition-making as a truly alternative, critical practice. The New York Times once characterized Triple Candie as “Manhattan’s only truly alternative alternative space,” and Domus described it as “one of the most mysterious and creative institutions on the contemporary scene.” When Triple Candie left Harlem in 2011, it began guest-producing exhibitions for museums in the United States and Europe. Its most recent project, If Michael Asher, is currently on view at the Grazer Kunstverein in Austria. Triple Candie works out of a townhouse in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT CIRCLE TALKS
Throughout summer 2018 we are inviting artists, curators, and arts administrators to lead conversations about the evolution of socially engaged artworks and how they expand the public discourse around what art can be and how it is valued.

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Walk with Immigrants and Refugees
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Walk with Immigrants and Refugees

A walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland! Parks for New Portlanders, in partnership with Portland Sunday Parkways, nonprofits, and refugee and immigrant organizations, invites you to walk with Refugees and Immigrants. Join community members and elected leaders as they gather at Gateway Discovery Park for in a one-mile walk to Knott Park, alongside our refugee and immigrant neighbors in a show of support.

This event recognizes the unique experiences of new Portlanders, of all ages and backgrounds. - Hear refugee and immigrant stories - Enjoy diverse music, food, and other family activities We welcome all neighbors, faith-based organizations, local businesses, neighborhood associations, and nonprofits to join us on this walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland!

For more information, contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-260-2487. www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/walk

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/325176198023284/

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Community Cares Day at George Middle School
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Community Cares Day at George Middle School

Project Community Care Day is an annual tradition and a wonderful opportunity to help beautify our school grounds in preparation for the first day of school.  Volunteers assist with outdoor projects, such as weeding and spreading mulch.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools, including gardening gloves and tools, but they are not required.  No volunteer registration is needed and all ages are welcome.

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Our Town: The People's Guide to St. Johns
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Our Town: The People's Guide to St. Johns

Please join Lauren Everett for the opening night of her exhibition at Cathedral Park Place, featuring selected images and text from her participatory research about sense of place in St. Johns. These photographs were taken by St. Johns residents this past winter, using single use 35 mm film cameras. The prompt was to think about why they love living in St. Johns, and choose twelve things to photograph that illustrate those aspects. The images are accompanied by captions explaining the significance of each selection to the individual's place attachment. 

The exhibition will be held in the second floor atrium, which is accessible by ascending the stairs in the lobby on Baltimore, proceeding straight down the hallway, and making a right.

RSVP and spread the word on the Facebook invite 

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Pan African Festival of Oregon
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Pan African Festival of Oregon

Oregon’s second annual Pan African Festival (PAF) will take place on Saturday, August 11 at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland from12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PAF is a celebration of the resilience, strength and influence of Pan Africans (Africans, Caribbean and African Americans) in Oregon. 

The festival is a cultural vehicle to galvanize, mobilize and empower Diaspora Africans in Oregon. It is a springboard to community building, increasing understanding within and between communities, and creating a dialogue that will bring awareness and sensitivity. This vision is captured in PAF’s 2018 Theme: Experience The Culture.

 

Second Annual Pan African Festival of Oregon

Experience The Culture

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pioneer Courthouse Square (701 SW 6th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97205)

ADMISSION: Admission is free. Everyone is invited to attend.

WEBSITE: http://www.panafricanfestivalor.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/915840078585856/



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Party in the Plaza!
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Party in the Plaza!

Save the date for a free, family friendly dance party in the St. Johns plaza to celebrate our great neighborhood as part of National Night Out! Join the St. Johns Center for Opportunity, DJ Dirtynick, and community safety and livability groups for a fun evening of merriment and education! 

Learn from neighborhood safety groups, dance in a cloud of bubbles, meet our local firefighters and enjoy food from some of your favorite St. Johns Farmers Market vendors and, most importantly, get to know your neighbors!

RSVP on Facebook and get all the event details by clicking here!

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