This weekend

Tonight (Thursday, November 29th) there’s a community meeting about a public health assessment from Precision Castparts Corporation.

Here‘s more information on the report about the toxic threat from the manufacturer, and a story from Pamplin Media about how neighbors question the validity of the report.

Lane Middle School Library, 7200 SE 60th Ave * 6 pm – 8:30 pm

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When it comes to supporting independent media, community media outlets like Open Signal and Metro East provide much to the Portland area. Their support includes training, equipment, studio space, and an opportunity for folks to broadcast on local cable stations.

A proposed regulation change could eliminate funding for this community service. Until December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission is taking comment on the issue.

To learn more, read this. You can submit a comment by going here and clicking “+Express”.

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Portland City Council held a town hall on the Oregon 2019 legislative session. We have video of the meeting here, and Portland Mercury‘s reporting is here. Much of their story focuses on the plan to transfer 82nd Ave from state to city management.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH

Southeast Community Tree Lighting at the Vibe Studio & Night Market:

“There will be a community tree lighting, artisan fair night market, food cart, & collaborative community art project. Kaleidoscope will be the first in a series of quarterly events where our community will come together for common humanity through art, music in a safe space to learn and grow together. Tree Lighting at 7 pm!”

Vibe Studio’s website.

Vibe Studio, 5633 SE Division St * Fri, 5 pm – 9 pm: Sat, noon – 4 pm 

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Community Cooking Workshop w/ Community Chef Paula Hernandez: 

“Please join us and Community Chef Paula in cooking a community meal together, as Paula leads us in cooking the traditional foods of Mexico!  During our workshop we cook family style and then eat together.”

For more information and registration, go here.

Zenger Farms  * 6 pm – 8:30 pm * $5 – $15 sliding scale

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

Hazeltine Nature Patch work party:

Hazeltine flier in English

“Help us plant 1000s of beautiful and flowering pollinator-friendly plants to finish off this park improvement. Everyone is welcome. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and snacks. Please dress for the weather, and let’s dig in the dirt!”

Hazeltine Park, 5416 SE Flavel Drive * 9 am – noon

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Errol Heights Park community open house:

“Help review and refine the final recommended design for Errol Heights Park!”

Lane Middle School (Cafeteria), 7200 SE 60th Ave * 10 am – 1 pm

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Once Upon a Time Family Theatre:

“Once Upon a Time Family Theatre is a magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their families. There’s always a slight twist to the traditional story that keeps these productions fresh. Though simply produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have everyone fully absorbed in the interaction of live theatre.”

This month’s production: “Hansel & Gretel”

Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St * 11:30 am * children $1, $2 adults $2

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Habitat for Humanity House Dedication:

“Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East at an upcoming home dedication ceremony in SE Portland. We are inviting you and the rest of your neighborhood to join us in celebrating the completion of Brooklyn Pines, a 10-unit affordable home development in Southeast’s Jade District.”

8416 SE Brooklyn St * 10 am – 11 am

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Camp Pancake: A Night of Music And Shenanigans:

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“The Pancake Underground is turning 1 year old! Come celebrate with us at the Blue Room Bar at Cartlandia where we will be hosting a night of music and shenanigans, featuring tunes from Ben & Sara (of Young Hunter) and Texarkana Kid vs Alexander Hamilton, a pancake eating contest, raffle prizes, and more!”

Cartlandia, 8145 SE 82nd Ave * 8 pm

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

Foster WinterFest:

“On Sunday, December 2nd, come down to Foster Road for 6 family friendly winter magic events. Build a gingerbread house, sing carols, get free hot chocolate and more! And when you come to any of free WinterFest activity, you’ll get a Ticket for exclusive Foster Forward deals for food, drink and gifts up and down the street.
Check out fosterarea.com or facebook.com/FosterAreaPDX for more details!”
Multiple locations here * noon – 5 pm 
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