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Published: 07 May 2009


Thursday May 7

47TH ANNUAL ST. JOHN'S PARADE. This year's theme is "Great Moments in History." Each year this parade grows in size. Also planned is an outdoor market in downtown St. Johns. Parade starts at noon. Parade route is west on Lombard between Buchanan and St. Louis. Ends at St. John's Community Center.
NW YOUTH CAREER EXPO. Students are invited to attend at no charge. Learn about potential careers in a wide variety of sectors. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oregon Convention Center.

Friday May 8

BRUNCH WITH THE BIRDS. Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for brunch and a birding tour of Whitaker Ponds. Advanced Registration 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Whitaker Ponds Nature Park. 7040 NE 47th Ave. for registration call 503-281-1132.

Saturday May 9

"UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY." The public is invited to come share, and help develop.  11 a.m. PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall Room 107.

MOTHER'S DAY BAZAAR. A new event that will feature items that will take your mother (or any other woman) feel special. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Marshall Community Center 1009 E. McLaughlin Blvd. Vancouver 360-487-7096.

Sunday May 10


Tuesday May 12

BIKE TO WORK DAY. If you bike to work! Please join us at Pioneer Courthouse Square from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. for breakfast and celebrate Bike To Work day.

Saturday May 16

PITTOCK MANSION OPEN HOUSE. Free admission to the open house. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the history of the mansion. 11 a.m. 3229 NW Pittock Dr.

PRAISE DANCE EXPLOSION II. "days of Elijah" Come let us lift up the name of Jesus in Dance! All praise dance/mime/flag/drill ministries invited. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 5935 N. Minnesota Ave. For more info call 503-289-2364.

Sunday May 17

JEN AND ABBEY FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE. Jen, the musician, and Abbey, the actor have played in well known places such as The Roxy, The Viper Room, Room 5, and Hotel Café. Come listen to them. 5p.m. Music Millennium 3158 E. Burnside For more info call 503-231-8926.

Thurdsday May 28

The Oregon League of Minority Voters has long advocated for policies that help end poverty. In keeping with that model, the 2009 Dinner of Hope increases this message.
The dinner and Liberty Awards will be held on May 28 at the Oregon Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased online at the league's website www.oregonlmv.org.
During the dinner, the league will be honoring former Oregon governors Vic Atiyeh and Barbara for promoting policies that have positively impacted communities of color.


Thursday May 7

FREE APPRAISAL FAIR. Our team of specialists and appraisers will be on hand to provide you with a verbal assessment of your collectables. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Galleries Auction House. 241 S. Lander St. For more info call 206-441-9990

Friday May 8

PRETTY PRETTY PRINCESS DAY! Calling all girls! In honor of Mother's Day bring your mother, grandmother or any other special lady. Dress in your best princess attire for a special dinner, fun and games. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ravenna – Eckstein 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE. Admission is $3 a person.

Saturday May 9

PIKE PLACE MARKET FESTIVAL  Its flower-palooza at Pike Place Market for Mother's Day weekend. Expect fabulous floral choices. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pine Street to Virginia Street.

START A SMALL BUSINESS. The Seattle Public Library is hosting a class on the basics of starting a small business with the Small Business Administration and SCORE, the national association of retired executives. The class will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Central Library. No registration is required.

Sunday May 10

FESTIVAL OF TREES. Learn about trees and have fun. Jugglers, dancers, stilt walkers, parade and fun workshops. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Magnuson Park 7400 Sandpoint Way NE. For more info call 206-783-9813.

Monday May 11

NO COST EYE & VISION ASSESSMENTS FOR INFANTS. Prepare your child for a life time of healthy vision by participating in InfantSEE. Call the optometrist closest to you and make an appointment for the week of May 11. Or visit www.Infantsee.org.

PICKLEBALL DROP-IN. Come down to the Van Asselt Community Center for a game of Pickleball for adults and seniors. The game is a combination of badminton, tennis and ping pong. The games go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Thursday May 14

EAT WELL ON A BUDGET.  Sense and sustainability at the Seattle Public Library. Healthy food choices. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Capitol Hill Branch 425 Harvard Ave. E.

Saturday May 16

40TH ANNUAL SEATTLE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT DTREET FAIR. Wear your favorite fashions from the past fpur decades. The U District worlds fair, new acts, new artists, a tribute to the fair's founder. University Way and its immediate cross streets from NE 50th to NE 41st.

TEEN BEACH CLEAN PARTY. Hey teens, come help clean up the beach at the Alki Community Center as low tide reveals debris otherwise hidden. After a group effort, there will be a bonfire with food and music. All teens are welcome for this free event from 2 to 7 p.m.

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