Community Calendar for Portland and Seattle
A Bulletin Board of Free Events
Friday May 17
7TH ANNUAL RETREAT: GRANPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN. Join us for: workshops, a place to learn about community resources, a place to meet other grandparents and other relatives raising children. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market St. Attendance is free. Free lunch provided. Please register at www.surveymonkey.com or call 503-983-3646
GRAND OPENING OF THE FIELDS PARK. Native American blessing of the land, poetry reading by Barry Sanders, music, light refreshments & much more. Noon. NW 10th & Overton.
24TH ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN PROM: A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS. Adults 50 and better will spend a “Night Under the Stars.” Featuring live music, dinner served by celebrity waiters, Mayor’s dance, door prizes and more. $13 per person includes a special evening of food, dancing and fun. 6 – 9:30 p.m. Luepke Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. For more info or to register call 360-481-7100.
Saturday May 18
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY. Pull together to remove invasive English Ivy and to protect the forest at Tyron Creek. Gloves and light snacks provided. Groups of five or more will work together. Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 a.m. – noon. 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Sunday May 19
FREE ROSE CLASS. Please join Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden. This class will help you understand the most common rose disease and pests, options for treating ailing roses and much more. While classes are free please register you may sign up at the Peninsula Community Center or email email@example.com. 1 – 2 p.m. Peninsula Park Rose Garden.
Saturday – Sunday May 18 – 19
MT. TABOR ART WALK. 40 artists will be displaying their art work in their home and studios in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. This event is free and should be a lot of fun. Go to www.mttaborartwalk.com to print a map. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.
DOZER DAYS. Community event that puts kids in the drivers seat of actual dump trucks, dozers, excavators and much more. There’s music, food and giveaways and fun for the whole family. Both days 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $5 seniors (60+) and children (2-12) adults $7. CEMEX Fisher Quarry, corner of 192nd and Brady Rd. Vancouver, WA
Tuesday May 21
COMMISSION ON AGING TO FOCUS PEACEHEALTH’S PROPOSED SENIOR PROGRAM. The meeting will be 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public and a chance for Clark County residents to share concerns about needs of local residents.
Friday May 24
ROSE FESTIVAL FIREWORKS AT WATERFRON PARK. Kick-off the 2013 Rose Festival with the spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m. Waterfront Park Downtown Portland.
Saturday – Sunday May 25 – 26
16TH ANNUAL SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL BRINGS INCREDIBLE AND FUN TO YACHATS, GEM OF THE OREGON COAST. Enjoy over 70 exhibitors in Yachats Commons, 441 HWY 101 N. @ 4th St. Gifts and personal shopping in a fun friendly environment. Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free to this fun family event.
Thursday May 16
FREE SCREENING OF AT THE RIVER I STAND. “At the River I Stand,” is a documentary about the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker Strike and how Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination affected worker and civil rights. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Douglass – Truth Branch Library, 2300 Yesler Way.
Friday May 17
17TH OF MAY FESTIVAL: SYTTENDE MAI CELEBRATE NORWEGIAN CONSTITUTION DAY. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Entertainment with a Nordic flair at Bergen Place. 2 – 5 p.m. Parade. 6 – 8 p.m. Starting at 62nd St. NW and 24th Ave. NW. Seattle
Saturday May 18
RESOURCE FAIR FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES. The event is free and will promote awareness about special programs and activities provided by local agencies to Eastside families with children living with disabilities. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Rd. Bellevue, WA
ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE. More than 150 marching units, dozens of military entries and several marching bands. Downtown Bremerton. 11 a.m.
Sunday May 19
KIDS ROCK’ N DANCE PARTY. Fun for the whole family – DJ dancing, arts and activities, bubble machine will be on the patio. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nectar Lounge, 412 North 36th St.
Wednesday – Thursday May 22 – 23
LOCAL STUDENTS READ FROM THEIR WRITING AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Local students participating in The Writers in the schools program 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. both days will share their stories with the public. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. Level 1
Saturday May 25
COUPEVILLE: MEMORIAL DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION. Honor our Veterans past and present. Parade includes floats, antique cars, music and much more. Parade begins on South Main in Coupeville and proceeds down North Main to historic Front St. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Whidbey Island.