Community events calendar
Thursdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 4-7pm
CULLY FARMERS MARKET
Location: 5011 NE 42nd Ave.
The market features affordable & healthy food, live music, crafts & activities for youths & adults.
Saturdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 10am-2pm
WOODLAWN FARMERS MARKET
Location: Dekum Street & Durham Avenue
Check the website for vendor details. Again this year, the market matches SNAP benefits (i.e., food stamps) dollar for dollar to as much as $15 each market day.
Details: woodlawnfarmersmarket.org, Facebook.com/woodlawnneighborhoodfarmersmarket
Saturdays, Sept 4, 18, 1pm
Woodlawn Vernon Historic Walking Tours
Woodlawn neighborhood activist Anjala Ehelebe shares her local knowledge on these free tours. Former Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Land Use & Transportation Board chair, she recently helped found & now serves on the board of directors for North Star Village, & she authored “Images of America: Portland’s Woodlawn Neighborhood.” Space is limited.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, pre-registration required at vernonpdx.org
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2-8pm
5th Annual Kennedy School Oktoberfest Brewfest
Location: McMenamins Kennedy School
No matter your background, Kennedy School is promising a wundervoll time at its celebration. Music: Thomas Mudrick 2-4pm, Howlin’ Waters 5-8pm
Saturday, Sept. 11, 10am-2pm
9th Annual Portland Catio Tour
Location: In-person, virtual
A nearby Alameda neighborhood catio is on this year’s tour sponsored by the Audubon Society & the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. This year’s tour offers an in-person look at nine metro catios, as well as a video version. Visit ConcordiaPDX.org/2021CatioTour for details about an Alameda entry in the tour.
Wednesdays, Sept. 15 & 29, 3-7pm
FREE Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Location: Whitaker Ponds, 7040 NE 47th Ave
Experience the wonders & wildlife of the slough up close with the new, free canoe & kayak rental program offered by Columbia Slough Watershed Council.
Thursday, Sept. 16, 4-6pm
Construction Career Fair
Location: St. Michaels Lutheran Church, 29th & Dekum
Opportunities are available for pre-apprenticeships leading to careers in the construction trades like carpentry, plumbing, electrical & other professions. Local organizations provide training & support: Walsh Construction, Portland Youth Builders, Constructing Hope & Portland Community College.
Saturdays, Sept. 18 & 25, 2-4pm
Location: 5209 NE 22nd Ave.
Sharon Seventh Day Adventist Church hosts the Food Pantry the last two Saturdays each month with restrictions & strict adherence to physical distancing procedures.
Details: sharonsda.net, office@SharonChurch.comcastbiz.net
Tuesday, Sept. 21
OMSI Science Pub
Location: McMenamins Kennedy School
The topic for this installment of the monthly event is to be determined. It’s open to everyone, no scientific background is required & OMSI invites you to bring your curiosity, sense of humor & appetite for food, drinks & knowledge. Suggested $5 donation goes to OMSI.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 4pm
SACRED HARP SINGING
Location: McMenamins Kennedy School Community Room
This is not a choir, & there are no auditions & no performances. Each session is composed of whomever attends, including every possible level of musical experience & ability–even those who were asked not to sing in their church choirs.
Thursday, Sept. 30
Location: Alberta Street & online
Street closures aren’t in the offing this summer, but planning is in progress for celebrating Last Thursdays.
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Admission to events is free unless otherwise noted. Priority is afforded to local events sponsored by – or which benefit – local nonprofit organizations. Submit information to CNewsEditor@ConcordiaPDX.org by the 10th of the month preceding the event.