Community Calendar for Portland and Seattle
A Bulletin Board of Free Events
Thursday June 20
21ST ANNUAL GOOD IN THE HOOD FESTIVAL KICK-OFF PARTY AT MCMENAMINS KENNEDY SCHOOL. Music, fashion show, family, friends and fun. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 50 percent of all proceeds benefit the Good in the Hood. McMenamins, Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave.
Friday – Saturday June 21 – 22
ANNIVERSARY FIREWORKS, ROAMING MAGICIAN, SPECIAL FLOAT DROP AND LIVE MUSIC CELEBRATES 18 YEARS AT CHINOOK WINDS CASINO. Chinook Winds Casino and Resort Celebrates 18 years. Come to Lincoln City and help us celebrate. The Lincoln City Visitor’s Centers float fairies are hiding antique and new floats on the beach in front of the casino property both Saturday and Sunday. Fireworks display are Friday at 10:15 p.m. Come celebrate with us. Chinook Winds Casino and Resort, Lincoln City, OR
Saturday June 22
15TH ANNUAL LATINO HOME FAIR. The fair’s program include bilingual workshops and activities for kids, a chance to meet lenders, realtors, and other vendors, and the opportunity to win down-payment assistance, grants and other prizes. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. P.C.C. SE Center, SE 82nd Ave. & Division St.
Saturday – Sunday June 22 – 23
BRIDES FOR A CAUSE WEDDING DRESS SALE TO SUPPORT WISH UPON A WEDDING. A national non – profit organization dedicated to providing weddings and vow renewals for individuals facing terminal illness and other serious life-altering circumstances. Saturday 1 – 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Red Lion Hotel Portland – Convention Center, 1021 NE Grand Ave.
Monday June 24
CLINTON STREET THEATER IS HOSTING A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. Raising funds and awareness, free screening of The DHAMMA Brothers. Donations to support the Prison trust will be accepted at the screening. If you are interested in learning more about Vipassana Meditation following the screening there will be an opportunity for Q&A from a local Vipassana Practitioner. 7 p.m. 2522 SE Clinton St.
Tuesday June 25
REVEALING OUR PAST: A HISTORY OF NINETEENTH – CENTURY VANCOUVER BARRACKS THROUGH 25 OBJECTS. A presentation of the 2013 Public History Field School at Fort Vancouver a Partnership Project between The National Park Service and Portland State University. Get your seats early 6:30 p.m. Free – all ages welcome. McMenanins Edgefield, 2126 SE Halsey St.
Thursday June 27
PENINSULA PARK CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. Come celebrate 100 years with us! This event is free and family friendly. Join us for circus performances, live music, food, an ice cream social and much more. We start the festivities at 11 a.m. For a schedule of activities please call 503-823-3620 Peninsula Park, 700 N. Rosa Parks Way.
Saturday June 29
FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL SERIES. The series showcases four free family-friendly classic African American films and will take place at Portland Community Media’s Parking lot in the Eliot Neighborhood in NE Portland. Food carts will be visiting. The showing will take place at sunset and the movie will be Sounder.
2ND ANNUAL BIRTHWORKS FOR BLACK WOMEN: AN AFRO – CENTRIC PREGNANCY FAIR. This is a free family event for pregnant women, new mothers & fathers to learn tips for a healthy pregnancy, breast feeding tips, new born care, and many other activities and live entertainment. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lents Park, SE 92nd & Holgate.
Friday – Sunday June 21 – 23
42ND ANNUAL FREMONT FAIR. The Fremont Fair includes performances by local bands, arts and crafts, shopping, food and much more. Location is Seattle’s Fremont Neighborhood main activities occur west of Fremont Ave. on N. 35th St. and N. 34th St./Canal Street.
Saturday June 22
JUNETEENTH: “UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY” CELEBRATION. A day of celebrating Juneteenth within the community. Free hotdogs, popcorn, storytelling from diverse community groups. There will be many more activities too. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Life Enhancement Bookstore, 5023 Rainier Ave. S.
KIDNEY HEALTH FEST FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES 2013. This free event runs from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Van Asselt Elementary formerly the African American Academy, 8311 Beacon Ave. S. Festival will feature free health screening, educational programs and much more.
Sunday June 23
FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY. Revolution 101: lessons of the Spanish civil war: A review of Felix Morrow’s book, Revolution and Counter – Revolution Spain, explores the debates between Anarchists, Socialists and others. The meeting is free. Brunch is served at noon for $7. New Freedom Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. 1 p.m. For more info call 206-713-8056.
Friday June 28
FRIDAY FAMILY SUMMER CONCERT. Smalltime String Band & Fiddli-I-Aye -Dueling Bluegrass Bands performing at 7pm. Also Family Garden Day/Magnuson Children’s Garden plus pre-4th of July Ice Cream Social and activities starting at 6:30pm
Saturday June 29
VINTAGE PLANE FLY DAY. Watch historic aircraft from the Flying Heritage Collection take to the sky for a maintenance flight. Bring lawn chairs. Subject to weather and operational considerations.
Ages: all ages
Sunday June 30
BICYCLE SUNDAY. The four-mile stretch of Lake Washington Blvd. between Mt. Baker Beach and Seward Park will be closed to motorized traffic so you may enjoy your bike ride. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.