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APRIL 2 Maundy Thursday Services in Sellwood. Immanuel Lutheran Church at 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue will hold Maundy Thursday Services at 12 pm and 7 pm today. All are welcome. Moreland Presbyterian Maundy Thursday Service. Moreland Presbyterian Church, on S.E. Bybee Boulevard at 18th in Westmoreland, invites everyone to its Maundy Thursday Service at 6 pm this evening. APRIL 3

“Indoor Yard Sale” at Manor. The nonprofit Westmoreland Union Manor announces its latest “Indoor Yard Sale” today and tomorrow, 9 am to 2 pm. “Huge Community Sale with low prices on thousands of items. Books, dishes and kitchen, glassware, household, electronics, small appliances, DVDs, CDs, home décor, hardware, office miscellany, games, jewelry, baskets, collectibles and antiques, furniture, and more! Refreshments and sandwiches available.” 6404 S.E. 23rd Avenue, just north of the west end of the Bybee Bridge. Parking on-street only. Good Friday Tenebrae Service in Woodstock. Trinity United Methodist Church invites everyone to its Good Friday Tenebrae Service this evening at 7 pm. The location is 3915 S.E. Steele Street. Good Friday Service in Westmoreland. Moreland Presbyterian Church, S.E. Bybee Boulevard at 18th, offers its Good Friday Service at 7 pm. Everyone welcome.

Good Friday Service in Sellwood. Immanuel Lutheran Church at 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue will hold Good Friday Service this evening at 7 pm. Open to all. APRIL 4 SMILE Easter Egg Hunt in Westmoreland Park. Rain or shine, the annual free SMILE Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10 am sharp this morning, in separate age-appropriate areas, at the south end of Westmoreland Park, opposite the parking lot area. This annual free event is sponsored by the SMILE neighborhood association, and run by the Portland Oaks Bottom Lions Club, with assistance from the Sellwood New Seasons Market. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos – and would like to encourage people to bring canned food for those in need. BE SURE TO BE A LITTLE EARLY, as the hunt usually is over in less than 10 minutes!

“Roots and Wings Preschool” open house. From 10 till 11 this morning, it’s an open house for “Roots and Wings”, a new nonprofit preschool opening up this fall in the Sellwood area – a play-based preschool, wherein children are given many outlets to express themselves in the ever changing dramatic play area, the artist corner, the indoor and outdoor play areas, and through daily interactions with peers. The curriculum will be enriched by field trips and special guests. Located in Moreland Presbyterian Church, at S.E. 18th and Bybee Boulevard. Open house is today from 10 to 11. Online at: www.rootsandwingsportlandpreschool.com

Brooklyn Easter Egg Hunt. The Brooklyn Action Corps neighborhood association announces its second annual neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Brooklyn Park, on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue south of Powell, this morning at 11 am SHARP. No charge, but if you’re even a couple of minutes late, most of the eggs will be gone, so be early!

APRIL 5

Easter Services in Westmoreland. Moreland Presbyterian Church, S.E. Bybee Boulevard at 18th, has two Easter Sunday Services this morning – at 8 am and at 10 am. Open to all.

Easter Sunday service, near Mt. Scott Park. Sanctuary Presbyterian Church welcomes everyone to its Easter Sunday service at 10 am – “for music and a message of love”. The church is situated at 5512 S.E. 73rd, next to Mt. Scott Park. Easter Service on S.E. Steele Street. Easter Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 am this morning at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3915 S.E. Steele Street. Everyone is warmly welcome to attend. Easter Service in Sellwood. Immanuel Lutheran Church at 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue will hold Easter Worship, with Holy Communion celebrated, at 10:30 am. All are welcome.

APRIL 10

“Two by Ionesco” on stage at Reed. Tonight and tomorrow night, and again April 16-18, each time at 7:30 pm in Reed College’s Diver Studio Theater, two one-act plays by Ionesco are being performed. “The Bald Soprano” is directed by Professor Kate Bredeson, and “The Lesson” by thesis candidate Gracie Rittenberg. Both feature performances by thesis candidate Colin Trevor. Tickets are $3 to $7. For more information or tickets, go online to: help.ticketleap.com/customer/portal/articles/1056082

APRIL11 Annual Rhododendron & Daffodil Show and Sale! The Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, along with the Daffodil Society, presents the annual Rhododendron & Daffodil Show and Sale today, noon till 5 pm, and tomorrow, 9 till 5, at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden at 5801 S.E. 28th Avenue, on the west side of Reed College, just north of Woodstock Boulevard. Free admission. If you would like to enter your own flowers in the show, bring them to the exhibit hall this morning 7-9:30 am. For more information, call 503/771-8386, or go online to: “To>www.crystalspringsgarden.org/ “To ACT or SAT, That Is the Question”. At the Sellwood Branch Library, the Princeton Review presents an opportunity for teens to figure out the ultimate question: Which test is best for you? The Princeton Review Assessment (PRA) was created to help you decide what test will allow you to shine: the ACT or the SAT. Consider the PRA your first step on the road toward college admissions nirvana. Registration required; call 503/988-5398. It’s at noon today, till 4 pm, at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street, and it’s free. Also repeats at the same place, registration required, on Saturday, May 9, noon-1:30 pm. APRIL 13

Fundraiser for CHS FIRST Robotics Team, “The Pigmice”. The Pigmice FIRST Robotics Team #2733 from Cleveland High (and before that, Winterhaven) will have a Family Night Fundraiser at the McMenamins Barley Mill Pub on this evening, 5 pm until closing. The Barley Mill Pub is located at 1629 S.E. Hawthorne Boulevard. 50% of all sales between 5 pm and closing will go to the Pigmice team, and will help support their program. Bring your family, friends, and strangers – to eat, drink and raise money for this “amazing STEM program”. APRIL 15

Immanuel Preschool Open House. Immanuel Church’s Preschool Open House is this afternoon, 3 to 7 pm, at 810 S.E. 15th Avenue in Sellwood. You’re invited to visit the classroom and meet the teachers. Call 503/236-7823 for more information.

APRIL 16

“Breakfast Forum” presents a candidate. The nonprofit, free, monthly “Breakfast Forum”, organized and presented by Reed neighborhood resident Ann B. Clarkson, this morning has as its speaker Mike Rosen, Candidate for Portland Public School Board, District 7. The “Breakfast Forum” meets 7:30-8:30 am this morning in the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Library, 5441 S.E. Belmont Street, and is an informal group whose members meet monthly to learn about and discuss political issues in respectful ways. No registration required. For information call 503/774-9621.

Red Cross Bloodmobile in Westmoreland today. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteers. By donating blood, individuals can make a difference in the lives of patients in the community and throughout the nation. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will return to the parking lot of the Moreland Presbyterian Church this afternoon, 2-7 pm. 1814 S.E. Bybee Boulevard. For information or to make your appointment, call 1-800/733-2767, or visit www.redcrossblood.org – and enter the sponsor code: MorelandPresbyterian. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients; a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in, to make sure you are you. Earthquake prep information in Eastmoreland. Tonight at 7:30 in the Duniway School Auditorium, the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association Emergency Preparedness Committee presents a talk by Jeremy Van Keuren of Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Management on the city’s plans for communications in a disaster through a new “Earthquake Emergency Communication Node” system. There are 48 of these locations throughout the city (one is in Brooklyn Park). Open to all. The school is situated at 7700 S.E. Reed College Place.

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Spring Ceramics for kids and families in Woodstock. This afternoon, 2-3:30 pm, at the Woodstock Library, celebrate spring by painting your own bug, butterfly, and more. They supply the ceramic pieces, paint, brushes, smocks, water tubs, and mats; you come with your imagination and talent. The pieces are painted with lead-free acrylic paint, and are ready to be taken home in just a few minutes. Free. The Woodstock Branch Library is on the corner of S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard. APRIL 19

“Basics of Residential Solar” workshop in Sellwood. This free workshop, 2-3:30 pm this afternoon at the Sellwood Branch Library, covers why solar might be a choice for you. Topics that will be covered include: how solar works in Oregon’s climate; available solar technologies, and how they fit into your overall energy use; assessing your site for solar; how financial incentives and tax credits can cover up to 80 percent of the cost; and ownership, leasing, power purchase and financing options. Registration required; register in the library, or by calling 503/988-5234. The library is situated on the corner of S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street in Sellwood.

Reed College Chorus & Collegium Spring Concert. This evening at 7:30 pm in Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium, the Reed Chorus and Collegium presents “A Royal Banquet” – two of the Coronation Anthems that Handel wrote for King George II of England in 1727; and works composed for Henry VIII and Queens Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II, along with a general prayer for good government by Heinrich Schütz.  Virginia Hancock will conduct. The Spring Concert is free and open to the public. APRIL 23 Mozart concert tonight at Reed College. This evening at 7:30 pm in Kaul Auditorium on the Reed College Campus, a Reed Orchestra concert will feature Reed Elkinton '16, performing “Mozart’s Concert No. 23 in A major”,? plus many others. Free, and open to the public. APRIL 24

Last weekend for Puppet Museum ventriloquism exhibit. Sunday marks the end of this year’s ventriloquism exhibition at the nonprofit Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum in Sellwood, and to start the weekend it’s ventriloquism night for adults this evening: “Adult Night at the Museum” (21 and older please) starts at 7:30 pm; $15 per person or $25 per couple. Chuck Mott and friends perform ventriloquism for adults (no, not THAT adult style). To reserve seats or for more information, call 503/233-7723. Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum is situated at 906 S.E. Umatilla Street in Sellwood. www.puppetmuseum.com/

Concerto by Friends of Chamber Music, at Reed. This evening at 7:30 pm, in Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium, Friends of Chamber Music offer a concerto entitled “The Gypsy in My Soul”. The program includes music ranging from the Eastern European roots of the gypsy influence in music by Brahms, Bartók, and others, to the pervasive influence of gypsy rhythms in music from around the world. For tickets, call 503/224-9842, or go online to: www.focm.org/

 

APRIL 26 Fun run/walk to benefit low-income families. A “Run Walk Stroll 5K” event takes place this morning, starting at 8:30 am, at the north end of Westmoreland Park. Open to all, with food and drinks, and entertainment, part of the fun day. It’s a benefit to help low-income children and families through the nonprofit Windermere Foundation. $25 race fee ($10 for age 12 and under) includes a T-shirt. If you want to register in advance, you can do so online: runsignup.com/Race/OR/Portland/WindermereRunWalkStroll

Llewellyn School fundraising bake sale. The Llewellyn Foundation Bake Sale takes place today at Rose City Coffee Company today, 9 am to 4 pm. 7325 S,E. Milwaukie Avenue. Portland Baroque Orchestra in Reed College concert. This afternoon at 3 pm in Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium, Portland Baroque Orchestra presents a concert featuring Vivaldi’s Concertos for violin: The Four Seasons; Locatelli’s Lamento in F minor; plus additional works by Vivaldi and Matthew Locke. For tickets, call 503/222-6000, or go online to: www.pbo.org/ . There is also a free pre-concert lecture in the same hall an hour before the concert, at 2 pm.

APRIL 27

Citizenship Classes at Woodstock Library. Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in a six-session series of free classes, every Monday, starting today, through June 8 (except on May 25, Memorial Day). Prepare for your citizenship interview: Study United States history and government for the examination. Classes are in English, and are taught by library volunteers. For more information, call 503/988-6318. Registration required; register in the library or by calling 503/988-5234. The Woodstock Branch Library is on the corner of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard and 49th Street. APRIL 29

Cleveland High’s annual “College Night” tonight. Cleveland High School’s College Night is this evening 7 to 9:10 pm, in the CHS auditorium (doors open at 6:45 pm), 3400 S.E. 26th Avenue. This is an essential informational meeting for juniors and sophomores and their parents, as they begin the college research and application process. The evening will be divided into several sessions so that students and their parents can learn more about researching and choosing the right school, the admissions process, how to write a compelling college essay, obtaining financial aid and scholarships, and other pertinent topics. Speakers will be from CHS, university admissions offices, and outside admissions experts. Please call Cleveland’s College and Career Center with any questions: 503/916-5120.

MAY 5

Red Cross Bloodmobile in Woodstock. This afternoon from 2 until 7 pm, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Woodstock Bible Church, 5101 S.E. Mitchell Street. Registration to donate blood can be done online at: www.redcrossblood.org – or by calling the Red Cross and mentioning the location, Wodstock Bible Church. By registering beforehand you can guarantee a time slot of your preference. Thank you for donating.

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