OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 07/26/13

1) Overlook Village Street Fair (7/27)
1a) Bonus Music Presentation!
2) Nominate a Garden for the Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour
3) First-Annual GoGreen NoPo Event (8/10)
4) Did you get a REACH survey? (8/12)
5) Sewer Work Continues; Street Restoration Time (week of 7/29)
6) Master Gardener Program Opens (8/15)
7) Seaport Celebration: Explore Portland’s Working Waterfront
8) From the OKNA Facebook Page www.facebook.com/OKNAinPDX

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1) Overlook Village Street Fair (7/27)

It’s OVERLOOK VILLAGE STREET FAIR EVE!!!! Just in case you’re not yet feeling the spirit, picture this: Joyous children enjoying their games and fun, cute puppies dressed up for their day, and the happy over 21-year-old fair goer with a beer in hand. What more do you need to enjoy your stroll through all the great booths? Don’t forget to zig zag your way into all the nearby shops! Happy Overlook Village Street Fair Eve and don’t forget to send likes to the page and stop by the information booth for your chance to win in the raffle!

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1a) Bonus Music Presentation!

Kids from the Suzuki Violin program at Beach School will be performing at the Overlook Village Street Fair and parents will be passing out fliers on how you can help to support the violin program. If you miss them there, you can still help:

GO TO http://www.incited.org/projects/save-portland-suzuki-violin-program-at-beach-school.  Learn more about the program and how it impacts our students and watch the VIDEO. If you can donate, great, but if you can’t please forward this link to family, neighbors, music lovers, or anyone else you can think of. This is where the power of crowdfunding comes in – every little bit helps!  You can also mail donations to Portland Suzuki Project 15286 SW Kenton Drive Tigard, OR 97224

LIKE “The Portland Suzuki Violin Program at Beach School” on Facebook.  Please make comments so that we can let everyone know how special this program is and keep up the momentum.  Please SHARE our posts, so that we can reach a wide audience and encourage others to do this as well.

SHARE ideas on who we can reach out to.  So far we have received some great ideas and would love to hear more.  You can reach us at savebeachpsp@gmail.com.

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2) Nominate a Garden for the Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour
The 2nd annual Sustainable Overlook Garden Tour will be held Saturday, August 24th. The theme this year is Healthy Gardens and nominations are being accepted for pesticide-free gardens of all styles from neatly groomed to wild, artistic to purely functional, habitat to hang-out space. If you know of a garden you’d love to tour (or want to recommend your own!) please email sustainable@overlookneighborhood.org by July 31st.

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3) First-Annual GoGreen NoPo Event (8/10)
Portland’s United Advantage NW Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the first-ever GoGreen NoPo event for the community and local businesses. The entire North Portland Community is invited to learn how easy it can be to be green, both in their business practices and personal lives. Additionally, Enviroshred NW will have a shred truck there for free shredding for all.

GoGreen NoPo will take place in United Advantage’s parking lot (1430 N Killingsworth St.) on Saturday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

United Advantage is looking for local businesses that offer green products or advice to their customers and the community. If your business would like to be represented, please contact Chantelle Castle at chantelle@uanw.org by July 30 to reserve your space. There is no charge for businesses or attendees. 

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4) Did you get a REACH survey? (8/12)

If you received a resident survey in the mail from REACH Community Development and Portland Housing Center, it’s not too late to win a $40 gift card! The drawing has been extended until August 12th. All you have to do to be entered in the drawing for one of six $40 gift cards to Fred Meyer or New Seasons is send in the completed survey to REACH at 4150 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97239 or fill it out online at http://surveymonkey.com/s/REACH-PHC-Survey.

Hurry! There are only a limited number of spots in the drawing. Don’t pass up your chance to win!

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5) Sewer Work Continues; Street Restoration Time (week of 7/29)

Week of July 29 – Work scheduled to start on:

N Burrage Avenue – microtunneling
N Blandena Street (Campbell to Concord ) – laterals to connect private properties to main public sewer line
N Concord Avenue (Blandena to Wygant) – main public sewer line
N Concord Avenue ( Alberta to Sumner) – main public sewer line
N Court Avenue – street restoration
N Emerson Street – street restoration
N Sumner Street – street restoration
N Skidmore Court – street restoration
N Massachusetts Avenue – sidewalk restoration

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6) Master Gardener Program Opens (8/15)

Applications for the 2013 Multnomah County course are open now through August 15, 2013 at Noon

Course structure: The popular eight-week course includes two field trips and instruction in topics such as thoughtful consumption, recycling processes, alternatives to hazardous household products, composting and deconstruction and green building. The course is a blend of presentations by professionals in the field, peer group discussion and project development.

Participant responsibilities: Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips. After completing the course, graduates put their skills to work to help others learn the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It’s what makes the Master Recycler Program so special: participants agree to volunteer 30 hours of public outreach. Master Recyclers staff information booths at community events, provide presentations, and work on personal projects. They also work to inspire their own neighbors and coworkers.

Please visit www.masterrecycler.org for details and to apply.

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7) Seaport Celebration: Explore Portland’s Working Waterfront

It’s a party at the Port and you’re invited to join in on the fun! Back by popular demand, Seaport Celebration is coming to a terminal near you on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come inside the fences of an active marine terminal, normally closed to the public, to explore the working waterfront with activities and excitement for all ages. From The Waterfront and Me art exhibition and welding demonstrations to live music and $5 jetboat rides, there is something for everyone!

New this year is the NW Natural Kid Creations Chef Competition! Do you know a child between the ages of 10 and 14 who loves to cook? Sign them up for their chance to participate in the Kid Creations Chef Competition! Entries are being accepted online through August 2.

Ready to jump on board? Register today!

Seaport Celebration
Saturday, August 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Terminal 4
11040 N. Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203
Event details

Government issued photo ID required for all adults. Note: Register today to bypass the lines at the event, however pre-registration is not required. Please contact Brooke Berglund if you have any questions at 503.460.4800

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8) From the OKNA Facebook Page
www.facebook.com/OKNAinPDX

Here’s some of the highlights of this week’s activity on Facebook; please click through and ‘like’ OKNAinPDX to have these items delivered to your news feed.

- Are you missing a young, white, neutered male cat? From the south side of Overlook? One has been visiting new friends but they are ready to let him go home. If this is your cat, please get in touch! http://tinyurl.com/foundwhitecat

- The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division already has Overlook’s MOVIE IN THE PARK listed in their events.. is it on your calendar yet?
http://www.sunshinedivision.org/events/
Please bring a can of tuna or a jar of peanut butter to the OKNA showing of ET: The Extraterrestrial as a donation. And don’t forget to come early for the annual OKNA picnic!

- Thank you! Overlook neighbor Mulysa Melco is granting interviews and talking up the Pesticide Free Overlook idea.. join us in making Overlook Portland’s first pesticide-free neighborhood! You can take the Healthy Garden pledge at this Saturday’s Overlook Village Street Fair! See you there… http://www.thelundreport.org/resource/portland_neighborhoods_seek_to_become_pesticide_free

- North Portland Sunday Parkways.. this weekend! Thanks to Daybreak Cohousing for sharing table space with OKNA; stop by and see us as you roll through Overlook. http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/46103

- Casey Parks brings us the story of an Overlook photographer on a mission to share faces and stories; beautiful photos!

Black Portlanders blog shines light on African-American presence, joy

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