Meeting Reminder and More…

Yep, the WNA General Meeting is tonight! 7:00 pm at the Woodstock Community Center. See our previous blog entry for details about that… 

If you live in Woodstock, we hope you’re signed up for the Woodstock Neighborhood Association’s emails, sent out once or twice month (see sidebar). Our latest edition contained lots of announcements about things going on around town. But wait: We just picked up our email and found even more upcoming events and announcements to pass along! Which is the reason for this post.

Senators Diane Rosenbuam and Carolyn Tomei co-host a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday,  April 9, 2014 from 6:30 tp 8:00 PM at the SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Avenue, Portland. The senators will talk about the accomplishments of the recently completed legislative session, and ask constituents to come ready with questions, comments, and priorities for the future. For more information, contact Debbie at 503-653-5180, or email Senator Tomei at rep.carolyntomei@state.or.us.

TriMet will reveal the winner of their Name the Bridge contest (a public vote on four proposed names for the new transit bridge currently under construction) at a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Eastside Greenway Trail, at the southwest corner of OMSI (1945 SE Water St.), overlooking the Willamette River and the new bridge. People are encouraged to walk, ride their bikes, or take transit to this event.

In celebration of National Fair Housing Month, on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Duniway Elementary School hosts the Fair Housing Council of Oregon’s (FHCO) traveling exhibit entitled “Anywhere But Here.” The exhibit uses photographs, text, and personal quotes to chronicle the history of housing discrimination in Oregon. A staff member from FHCO will be on hand to provide additional insight and to answer questions. Please visit http://www.fhco.org/ to learn more about FHCO’s work across the state. This FREE open house event takes place at Duniway Elementary School, 7700 SE Reed College Place, Portland. Please contact Nina Levine or Matt Goldstein with any questions.

Oregon Chamber Players perform a concert in Woodstock on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland.

  • Pierne – Pastorale Variee
  • Scarlatti – Five Sonatas for String Orchestra
  • Caplet – Suite Persane for Double Wind Quintet
  • Gossec – Sinfonia in E Flat

Tickets will be available at the door: $12 student/senior – $15 general. For more information call Oregon Chamber Players at 1-888-OCP-8788 or visit the OCP website.

The 2014 Portland Regional Graffiti Summit, a free conference presented by the City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program and Friendly Streets, a non-profit organization, takes place Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the OMSI Auditorium, 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland. This free 2.5-hour conference limited to the first 200 who pre-register (deadline May 10th). Find all the details here.

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Wood Chips Anyone? If you are a homeowner or a home renter responsible for yard maintenance, you may be interested in a new free service called Chip Drop designed to connect people who want wood chips for their yard with local arborists who have chips to share. There are a few simple rules for using the service, but we’re told it’s pretty easy. For more information contact Bryan Kappa at 503-621-6830.

How about a nice friendly game of Kickball? Heads up! Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood, immediately to the east of Woodstock, has submitted a Creative Engagement Grant application to SE Uplift in which they propose organizing a summer kickball tournament involving a handful SE Portland neighborhoods including Woodstock. Hope to be announcing more details about this soon….

The 2014 Movie in the Park schedule has just been released by Parks and Rec, and Woodstock Park is scheduled to host Labyrinth on the evening of Saturday, August 12th. Business sponsorships available. SAVE THE DATE! Stay tuned for more details, including the announcement of this year’s pre-film musical entertainment.

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