CNA HOLIDAY PARTY
Tuesday, December 2nd , 2008
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Concordia University’s Fine Arts Building
The ANNUAL CNA HOLIDAY PARTY is just around the corner, so please mark your calendars! Due to last year’s record crowd, we have moved the party location to a much bigger venue. Concordia University has generously donated their Fine Arts Building (FAB) for our event so there will be plenty of room to enjoy the festivities. The Fine Arts Building is located at 6410 NE 27th Avenue. All residents and business owners of the Concordia Neighborhood are invited to the free holiday festivities on Tuesday, December 2nd in lieu of our General Meeting.
The holiday party is a great way to meet new neighbors and mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in a festive and family-friendly atmosphere. This year we are again delighted to be serving homemade Indonesian food provided by Priska Hillis, Indonesian Personal Chef, a native of Bali and a resident of the Concordia Neighborhood. Priska’s recipes are passed down from her grandmother who lived in the rural eastern slice of the island of Java. More traditional finger-food and nonalcoholic beverages will also be provided by the CNA. Additionally, we will be having a cookie decoration station for children so they can create their own tasty treats.
A holiday party would not be complete without music! This year, we are pleased to announce that we will have two music groups performing festive songs for our listening pleasure. Trinity Lutheran School Band, under the direction of Ruth Gray, will be performing lovely ensemble pieces for the audience. The Portland Community Wind Band (PCWB), conducted by Cynthia Plank, will also be providing beautiful music for our celebration. The PCWB (www.PCWB.org) was founded with community in mind to provide an opportunity for adults to perform advanced band literature and to show students that there are many ways to participate in music after high school that may not include playing in a rock band or majoring in music in college. We are blessed to have both of these bands perform.
The CNA Green Team will also be collecting warm clothing, outerwear, and blankets at the Holiday Party to be donated to the HIV Day Center housed at Ainsworth United Church of Christ. So please do not forget those that are less fortunate than us during this holiday season and donate what you can. Men’s clothing is preferred. Lastly, the Green Team will be handing out “Green” Goodie Bags at the door. There is a limited supply, so don’t be late! We hope to see you all there for this fun end-of-the-year event!