1) Overlook House Holiday Craft Bazaar (next weekend)
Shop early and shop locally at the Overlook House Holiday Craft Bazaar. All items are hand crafted or hand made. Ceramics, art glass, journals, greeting cards, soaps, jewelry, photos, drawings, paintings, crocheting, weaving, quilting and stuffed animals are just some of the beautiful and whimsical items you’ll find. Don’t miss the bake sale for delicious savory and sweet treats baked by your talented neighbors. All proceeds benefit children’s programs at Overlook House.
Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 11, 10-5
Sunday, Nov. 12, 10-4
Overlook House (3839 N Melrose Dr.)
2) Friends of Overlook House seeks bookkeeper
The Friends of the Overlook House, a non-profit organization responsible for the stewardship of the historic Overlook House, seeks a part-time bookkeeper. View the full posting online.
3) Daylight saving time ends tonight
Don’t forget to roll your clocks back an hour tonight, if they don’t do it automatically for you. At 2 a.m. Sunday morning, daylight saving time ends.
The Oregon Department of Transportation reminds everyone to be extra cautious on the roads tonight, tomorrow and throughout the short days of winter:
What does [the end of daily saving time] mean for travelers? It means potential disruption to sleep patterns which can result in drowsy, inattentive driving. Just last year in Oregon, 15 people died in crashes involving drowsy driving, up from nine in 2015, a 67 percent increase. It’s likely that number is even higher, as officials often don’t know if drowsy driving contributed to a crash. Over the past five years in the state, 51 people died in crashes where drowsy driving was a factor: most likely, those crashes could have been avoided.
Be rested. Be seen. Be safe.
Drivers must use extra vigilance this time of year not only to avoid driving drowsy but to watch out for others because our days are shorter – people on bikes and on foot will be traveling in dusk and darkness, both in the mornings and evenings. Stormy weather is coming as well, which can obscure a driver’s vision. Drivers should allow plenty of time to get where they need to go, so they aren’t in a hurry, and be prepared to slow down. Pedestrians and bicyclists should wear bright and/or reflective clothing, use reflective gear and lights, and watch out for drivers who may not see you.
4) OKNA Board meeting (Tuesday)
The Overlook Neighborhood Association Board will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 11. We will discuss construction at adidas, the upcoming holiday party and more. View the full agenda. The public is welcome to attend and observe the meeting.