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Events & Announcements
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SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Night Owl Record Show: Join us and our sponsors for a night of
record buying, DJ spinning and good food and drinks. We will
have more than 40 of the best record sellers in the Northwest.
Some setting up for the first time. Admission is $2. 5 p.m. – 9
p.m., Early Bird admission is at 3 p.m. and is $15. 4904 SE Haw-
CODE ORANGE EGG DROP: Join us as we host our 6th Annual Code
Orange Egg Drop, where 20,000 eggs will drop out of a helicop-
ter once again at Brentwood Park. There will be so many other
activities for the whole family to enjoy. 10 a.m. – noon, Brent-
wood Park, SE 60th Ave & Duke St.
41ST ANNUAL PETER RABBIT BREAKFAST & CARNIVAL: West Linn
Community Preschool is hosting their 41st Annual Peter Rabbit
Pancake Breakfast and Carnival. We are looking forward to
serving over 600 breakfasts as well as hosting a fun-filled car-
nival, raffle and visits with Peter Rabbit at this annual event.
Admission: Adults $5 pre-sale, $6 at the door, Children (3-12) $4
pre-sale, $5 at the door. 8 a.m. – noon, West Linn High School,
5464 W “A” St., West Linn.
BROOKWOOD SPRING BAZAAR: Please join us at the Brookwood
Elementary Spring Bazaar. We have 80 vendor tables of fun and
exciting items. Handmade items, direct sales consultants, food
and also door prizes. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Brookwood Elementary
School, 3968 SE Cedar St., Hillsboro.
TUESDAY, APRIL 11
THE ROUND: THREE MUSICIAN WILL JOIN A SLAM POET TO PER-
FORM ROUNDS OF MUSIC AND POETRY! The April Round will be
a special blues themed round featuring musicians Tevis Hodge
Jr, Nick McCann, and Karen Lovely. All ages welcome! The Blues
Round is a benefit for the Hereford House Food Pantry. Dona-
tions $5.00 - $10.00 tickets at the door. 7:15 p.m. Show starts at 8
p.m., Portland Abbey Undercroft (lower level) 7600 N. Hereford
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
ARBOR DAY: This year’s theme celebrates the essential link be-
tween safe streets, green cities, and community health. The
event features the ceremonial Arbor Day tree planting, tree
seedings for the public, children’s activities and much more! 10
a.m., Clark College, 1630 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
ACTIVATE CHURCH EASTER EGG HUNT: Join us at Esther Short
Park in downtown Vancouver for a free Easter egg hunt that
includes face painting, balloon animals, pictures with the Easter
Bunny and a bouncy slide. Egg hunts for all ages! First egg hunt
for 0 – 3 years old starts at 10 a.m. Esther Short Park, 415 W.
THE HATTER’S EGGSTRAVAGANZA: The fun zone games open at
9 a.m. with food trucks, safety emergency vehicles, Rojo the
Llama and Napoleon the Alpaca and so much more. Bunny will
See Community Calendar on page 5
PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION
brought to you by
Free Washington Park Shuttle Returns
Washington Park’s free shuttle returned April 1. The Washington Park shuttle runs to all major park attractions, with weekend service
starting April 1 and daily service May 1. The shuttle carried a record 128,000 people in 2016 on its 30-minute loop through Washington
Park, leading to a decrease of over 12,800 car trips. 2017 will see a number of improvements to the shuttle service, including lower wait
times and expanded daily service for the months of May and September (part of peak visitor season in the park).
The shuttle connects visitors to all the attractions in Washington Park, as well as to TriMet’s MAX Red and Blue lines, Shuttles arrive
every 15 minutes at each of the stops with an additional bus being added to help ensure consistent service and to expand passenger
Portland News Briefs
County Commission Votes to
Support Immigration Legal Services
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners
last week voted to provide $100,000 to nonprofits of-
fering legal aid to immigrant residents concerned
about their status or unclear of their rights in the
midst of federal immigration policy change.
The vote shifts money from the general fund to
the Department of County Human Services for allo-
cation to nonprofits that offer “Know Your Rights”
workshops, assist families to adjust their status, and
represent individuals who don’t have representation
or know their legal options but could face deporta-
The evolving and uncertain federal policy changes
on immigration and refugee resettlement has made it
difficult to deliver health and social services. Staff re-
port families have withdrawn from services, increas-
ingly miss appointments and have started keeping
their children away from school.
County law enforcement agencies abide by state
law by prohibiting public employees from looking
for or apprehending people for violations of federal
immigration law. However, Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement has direct access to the state’s Law
Enforcement Data System. In addition, the county
cannot prohibit immigration agents from entering
public places, such as lobbies and parking lots owned
by the county. And while the agency has arrested res-
idents scheduled to appear on routine matters at the
county courthouse, ICE appears to be respecting, for
the most part, its own internal guidelines regarding
enforcement actions in sensitive locations -- places of
worship, schools, medical centers and hospitals.
Staff in the county’s Health Department and De-
partment of County Human Services say fear of de-
portation is making it more difficult to reach clients.
The funds will support a partnership between non-
profit legal and immigrant rights groups that have
struggled to meet demand for legal and education
services in the wake of Donald Trump’s election to
City Club of Portland Hires Julia
Meier as New Executive Director
City Club of Portland is excited to announce that it
has selected Julia Meier to be the Club’s new Execu-
tive Director. After an expansive search that included
reviewing dozens of highly qualified applicants, City
Club’s Board of Governors chose Meier for her strong
local non-profit leadership experience and her prov-
en ability to bring together diverse communities to
move Portland and all of Oregon forward.
Meier previously led the Portland-based Coalition
of Communities of Color for eight years. Under her
leadership, the coalition grew from an $85,000 bud-
get to a more than $1 million organization with a
statewide reputation as a leader in racial justice.
Meier is a University of Oregon graduate who also
has a law degree from Harvard Law School. After a
period of transition from Coalition of Communities
of Color to City Club, Meier will begin working full
time at City Club in June.
City Club of Portland brings together civic-minded
people to make Portland and Oregon better places to
live, work and explore for everyone. For more infor-
mation about City Club of Portland, visit pdxcityclub.
Portland Fruit Tree Project Kicks
Off Community Orchards Month
Portland Fruit Tree Project proudly presents the
3nd Annual Community Orchards Month in April, a
celebration of community orchards and publicly ac-
cessible fruit trees throughout our neighborhoods.
Over the course of the month we will be planting flow-
ering understory, edible vines, and new fruit trees at
our five community orchards across Portland.
In partnership with Village Gardens, Community
Orchards Month kicks off on April 8, with a Planting
& Pollinators Event and 4th Anniversary Celebration
at the Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard, lo-
cated in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood in
North Portland. Other events in April include Work
& Learn Parties and Planting & Pollinators Events to
celebrate Earth Day, April 22 at Parkrose, Gabriel and
Green Thumb Orchards and April 23 at Sabin Com-
A full list of events and related details, includ-
ing registration can be found at portlandfruit.org/
Portland Fruit Tree Project Community Orchards
See Briefs on page 5