A new preschool program is being offered by Portland Parks and Recreation. Nuts About Nature will take place at Whitaker Ponds a gem of a place to work with young children: there’s birds galore, owls, raccoons, nutria, beavers, ponds, forests, and open space. The program will introduce children to this space and help them connect to it in a safe & fun atmosphere.
Chrissy Larson, Preschool Specialist
Environmental Education Office
Portland Parks & Recreation
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The Concordia Neighborhood Association, Englewood Christian Church and Trinity Lutheran School will be sponsoring a Spelling Bee for adults, ages 18 and above! This event is free to all.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 from 7-8pm
Englewood Christian Church
3515 NE Killingsworth St.
Start studying the dictionary, play Scramble on Facebook, do the daily spelling on the Scripps National Spelling Bee website, challenge a friend to pla Scrabble, dust off that Thesaurus and watch for the February issue of the Concordia Neighborhood News for more details! Spectators of all ages will be welcome!
Portland Parks & Recreation started the Ainsworth Linear Arboretum four years ago with the idea of showcasing unique varieties of trees in an urban setting. This is a great way to learn about our neighborhood and decide on what tree you may want to order from Friends of Trees. To register for this free walk or to get a map, call (503)823-1650.
Sunday, October 11th, 12:30 – 2 P.M.
United Church of Christ,
2927 NE Ainsworth
Neighbors’ Night Out August 4, 2009
Teams, schools, friends, church groups, businesses, child care, YOU! Organize a group or come by yourself but plan to get out for some fun! Concordia Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a parade August 4.
The Decoration Station will be at Faubion Elementary School parking lot facing NE Dekum open from 5 pm on to decorate your bike, trike, wagon etc. The parade starts at 6 pm and we will work our way to Fernhill Park for music, food, activities and more fun! A kazoo band? A wagon train? A hula-hoop troupe? Get creative and join the parade!
For information or to register your group contact: Anne 503-493-1938 or arothert [at] gmail.com
(Individuals do not need to register)
Close your eyes and imagine 85 degrees. Imagine loading up the kids, some snacks and heading on down to the wading pool at Fernhill Park. Ahh. . . .summer!
Come enjoy the wading pool, or volunteer for to supervise for 2 hours. What better way to spend two hours on a Tuesday or Thursday- you can meet neighbors, enjoy the sun, and help out the community all at once.
New this year – the pool will be open later. Wading pool hours will be from 2pm to 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, taking advantage of the warm afternoons.
Our goal is to keep the pool open every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August, and we need 12-14 volunteers to do this. Volunteer for a 2 hour time spot, from 2-4pm or from 4-6 pm by contacting Robin Rolfe at 503 281-9499 or e-mailing to rrolfe5 [at] yahoo.com.
See you at the wading pool.
Join us for the Annual Spring Egg Hunt Saturday April 11th (Near the Playground along NE 37th Avenue & NE Ainsworth) SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH at 10:00 AM SHARP.
Free Fun & Prizes! RAIN or SHINE
Sponsored by The Concordia Neighborhood Association & American Legion Post 134
Learn how to protect your family from lead poisoning. This workshop is ideal for people who live in older homes with children or a pregnant woman. Qualified participants receive a free kit of safety and testing supplies.
Thursday March 12th from 6:30-8:00 pm Matt Dishman Community Center 66 NE Knott Street.
Call: 503.284.6827 x107 or email lead at communityenergyproject.org
“Why Not Portland?”
This simple question is both the name of and driving force behind a grassroots campaign to bring low-cost health insurance to the children of Portland public schools.
“It’s terrible that anybody is uninsured, and having uninsured children in our community is unacceptable,” says Dr. Gregg Coodley, the WhyNotPortland campaign’s chief petitioner and co-founder of the Fanno Creek Medical Clinic. “Every kid deserves access to a good doctor.”
The goal of the WhyNotPortland campaign is to provide city-funded health care for the approximately 9000 uninsured kids attending Portland public schools. To reach this goal, Coodley has been raising funds and gathering the 28,000 signatures required from City of Portland voters to officially place the initiative on the November ballot.