OKNA Overlook Neighborhood Email 8/02/13

1) Fundraiser in Patton Square Park (Saturday 8/3)
2) Ice Cream Social (Sunday 8/4)
3) Livability Team Clean Up (Sunday 8/4)
4) Last Call – Volunteer at the Providence Bridge Pedal (8/11)
5) Do You Have a Parks Project Idea?
6) Movies in the Park, Overlook Style (9/1)
7) Still Seeking REACH Survey Recipients (8/12)
8) Sewer Work Schedule Estimates (week of 8/5)
9) Master RECYCLER Program Opens (8/15)

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1) Fundraiser in Patton Square Park (Saturday 8/3)

Support neighborhood kids this summer!
Parents and kids from Patton Park Apartments will be selling ice cream bars and popsicles to help raise funds for next year’s school supplies! Donations also accepted.
Saturday August 3rd
Patton Square Park (N. Interstate & Emerson)
11:30a-until they’re gone! 
We hope you can support families in your neighborhood. See you Aug. 3rd!

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2) Ice Cream Social (Sunday 8/4)

The Ice Cream Social committee is back and ready to celebrate our neighborhood.

Make this one of your National Night Out activities, door prizes included!

Enjoy great ice cream and visit with friends and neighbors at the Overlook House.

Even the weatherman is promising the return of plus 80 degrees for the event.

See you there.

Sunday, August 4th, Overlook House, 3839 N Melrose, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

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3) Livability Team Clean Up (Sunday 8/4)

Just a quick invite to join us this Sunday, 8/4 @ 9:00am in front of DiPrima Dolci (1936 North Killingsworth St) for our monthly neighborhood clean-up/graffiti abatement project.  It’s looking pretty clean out there in the North part of Overlook (Going to Killingsworth), but with the summer weather, trash is a constant problem along the major corridors (i.e. Interstate/Killingsworth/Alberta).

OLT has received a fresh batch of organic free-range, city of Portland Soy Cleaner to refill our sprayers.  There are also plenty of gloves, scrubbers, etc.  

New members always welcome!  Please share this with other Overlookers, the more the merrier!  Know an area that needs attention?  Please let us know!  graffiti@OverlookNeighborhood.org Training and supplies provided. Feel good, enjoy the neighborhood, and get to know your neighbors.  What’s more to want?  I know, a trip to Tahiti, but this should suffice for the time being!

Please join us, we’d love to see you.

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4) Last Call – Volunteer at the Providence Bridge Pedal (8/11)

Help staff the water station in St Johns during the Providence Bridge Pedal on Sunday, August 11, and you’ll earn a donation TO OKNA!
Every year, OKNA board member Alan Cranna organizes this rest stop and the money he receives (hey, a per-head $$) goes to OKNA for the newsletter, special events like movie in the park and our neighborhood clean up.
If you’re willing to some pass out bananas with us early Sunday morning, email Michelle at info@OverlookNeighborhood.org today! I mean, you could do it tomorrow but just do it now while you’re thinking of it.
See you bright and early on the 11th!

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5) Do You Have a Parks Project Idea?

“Parke Diem,” is a citywide park volunteering effort taking place October 11th and 12th that we anticipate becoming the largest volunteer event in Portland parks history. The effort is being organized by the Portland Parks Foundation, in partnership with PP&R and the many of Portland ’s volunteering park friends groups. The Foundation’s goal is to provide a boost to volunteer projects citywide, raise awareness of our park system’s needs, and build public support for public funding of our park system.

As a first step, the Foundation will soon invite our park friends and affinity groups (that’s us, OKNA) to propose volunteer projects for the 2-day Parke Diem effort. Their online proposal form (available here) asks groups to contact their PP&R staff liaison to describe the project they have in mind, and to discuss what PP&R staff, equipment, or materials they would need. Our priority is to support many projects and people during Parke Diem, and to commit our support judiciously. Project proposals will be reviewed with the Foundation, we’ll contact you if we have questions, and approve projects that receive our mutual support.

Feel free get more background on Parke Diem on the Portland Parks Foundation’s website, here. If you’d like to do something for Parke Diem, email OKNA at info @ OverlookNeighborhood.org

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6) Movies in the Park, Overlook Style (9/1)

Bring your Reese’s Pieces, phones and bikes to Overlook Park on Sunday, September 1, at 5:30. More next Friday.

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7) Still Seeking REACH Survey Recipients (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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8) Sewer Work Schedule Estimates (week of 8/5)

Below is the estimated Overlook sewer construction schedule for the next two weeks.

Week of August 5 – Work continues on:
N Burrage Avenue – microtunneling
N Concord Avenue ( Alberta to Sumner) – main public sewer line
N Skidmore Court – street restoration

Week of August 5 – Work scheduled to start on:
N Ainsworth (Interstate to Concord ) – main public sewer line
N Ainsworth Street ( Concord to Campbell ) – laterals to connect private properties to main public sewer line
N Concord Avenue (Blandena to Wygant) – laterals to connect private properties to main public sewer line
N Going Court (Campbell to Colonial) – laterals to connect private properties to main public sewer line
N Going Court – street restoration preparation
N Colonial Street – street restoration preparation
N Concord Avenue – street restoration preparation
N Prescott Street – street restoration

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9) Master RECYCLER Program Opens (8/15)

Error in last week’s headline may have confused you, apologies!

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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