Welcome to summer! I hope it’s a lovely one for all. King NA is not meeting in July; we’ll reconvene in August, on Wednesday the 8th, in our usual grand quarters.
Coming up, though, are lots of interesting events in the neighborhood. Here’s a rundown of some that we know of:
Thurs, July 12, 5:30-7:30pm: Community Warehouse Awareness Event: 3969 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland. There will be several social service agencies there to talk about who they are, what they do & how you might volunteer to support them. They have invited World Affairs Council, Portland Business Alliance, Net Impact, Urban League, Latino Network and NAYA – all the young adult groups.
Sun, July 15 – King Farmers Market Urban Homesteading Fair. This new urban homesteading information fair was created for shoppers to ask questions and learn more from specialists on the subjects of home gardening, beekeeping, urban chickens, wild foods, food preservation, DIY home/personal care, etc.
Wed, July 18 , Swapalooza (Swap Meet & Dance) – at Quaking Grass, at 9th & Alberta. Bring whatever you’d like to trade & lay it out for all to see! Dance afterward. More info at the QG calendar: http://www.quakinggrass.org/calendar/
Sat, July 21 – Flash Gordon! ReRun will show the movie Flash Gordon at sundown, in its parking lot, at 7th & NE Fremont.
Thur, July 26 – Last Thursday on Alberta Street. Come for the fun, and stay for the chaos. Friends of Last Thursday seeks volunteers to help ‘manage’ the event.
Sat, July 28 – Emerson Street Garden Summer Celebration.
Sun, August 5 - The North/Northeast Business Association (NNEBA) will host the MLK Dream Run/Walk aimed at promoting economic development in the Soul District of North/Northeast Portland, Oregon on Sunday August 5, 2012. More info: http://mlkdreamrun.com/
Sat, Aug 11 – Alberta Street Fair, hosted by Alberta Main Street.
Sun, Aug 12 – The neighbors of Two Plum Park are planning to host a potluck in the park, in the late afternoon. All are welcome; more information to come!
Sat, Aug 25 – The neighbors at 10th & Mason are holding a block party, with music and a movie. Stop by Charlie’s community board at 10th & NE Mason for more information.
Sat, Aug 25 – Emerson Street Garden class on canning and preserving.
Do you have other events we should know about? Let us know at info@ kingneighborhood.org. We’ll also be scheduling some fundraising events for the Northeast Backpack Lunch Program – please let us know if you’d like to help. Thanks, all!