Why dedicate an entire day to the removal of English ivy? Because it is an invasive plant that is not native to our ecosystem and can degrade our natural areas. It destabilizes slopes by outcompeting plants with deeper root systems. Ivy takes over a forest and can change a diverse, thriving community into a desert of only one weed. Work party sites in southwest Portland include:
Welcome to the home page of the Southwest Hills Residential League.
A silent auction benefitting the April Hill Park boardwalk project. Enjoy food, wine and music as you help protect the wetland and create a safer place for students, visitors and wildlife! Pre-sale tickets through 10/24 are $30, or $35 at the door, pending availability. Watch the video & reserve tickets at swni.org/aprilhillpark.
Location: St. Luke Lutheran Church, SW Vermont & 46th Ave.
Recycling event for non-curbside items. Items must be clean and sorted. To offset expenses, a $2 freewill donation is requested. No rigid plastics. No soft plastics.
Southeast Uplift is thrilled to announce Knock, Knock! It's Your Neighbor
Join our storytellers live at the Bagdad Theater
Get your tickets today at itsyourneighbor.org/tickets
$10 Advance // $12 Door
Doors open at 5:30 for the early birds. Grab a burger, beer and nab a seat before perusing the lobby where you will find our chalkboard wall, Piano! Push Play, a photo booth and the opportunity to meet some of our wonderful sponsors.
Location: Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th Ave., Portland
Join Solar Oregon outside the Southwest Community Center to learn about the City of Portland' first community solar project. their speaker this month, Andria Jacob, will introduce the new revolving community solar fund The City of Portland is launching in collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation and Solar Oregon. This new fund will support the development of rooftop solar electric systems on Portland community centers and schools, with the first installation sited at the Southwest Community Center.
Location: Markham Elementary Auditorium, 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
Tears of Joy Theatre presents a free Community Event at Markham Elementary School’s Auditorium on September 20th, 6:00 to 8:30pm. To launch our year-long partnership with Markham Elementary, Tears of Joy will be offering a free community performance of Malika, Queen of the Cats, as well as snacks, craft activities, and live musical entertainment by Julia and Tarik Banzi of Al Andalus Ensemble, who composed and recorded the original music for this production. This event is made possible with funding by Oregon Cultural Trust and Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Join us for some free dinner, door prizes and good company. Meet the Commander of Central Precinct and the southwest officers who will be honored for their outstanding work! Everyone is welcome. Brought to you by the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Public Safety Committee.
For more information: Stefanie Adams, Crime Prevention Coordinator (503) 823-3131, email@example.com
Location: Marquam Nature Park Shelter on SW Marquam St. right off SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Friends of Marquam Nature Park invite the public to celebrate the dedication of a new community art project. A mosaic mural featuring flora and fauna of Marquam Nature Park led by artist Lynn Takata.
Location: 1900 SW 4th Ave., 2nd Floor, Conf RM 2500A
Join Urban Ferestry Arborists & Tree Inspectors to learn about when you need a permit to remove a tree, and how to achieve smart solutions for replanting after site development. Learn about selecting the right tree species for your site, identifying ideal planting locations within your site, and the importance of species diversity. A smart plan has long-term value for property owners and neighbors, and a healthy urban forest.
For questions, contact Autumn Montegna, Urban Forest Outreach Coordinator at 503-823-8178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave.
The Spirit of Portland recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to positive change in our community.
More at: www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/index.cfm?&c=29024
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
This workshop is open to residents of southwest Portland interested in participating in their neighborhood association. Presented by Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., working to empower citizen action to improve and maintain the livability of Southwest neighborhoods. This workshop is FREE. Registration is required.
Register online: swni.org/NAorientation or by phone: (503) 823-4592
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Contact: Susan Haley email@example.com or Sharon Keast firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SWNI office at (503) 823-4592
Neighborhood Association Orientation
After attending, participants will be equipped with tools necessary to effectively participate on a neighborhood association board, better able to improve the livability of their neighborhood. We will cover responsibilities of a neighborhood association board:
Participants will also learn about the benefits of belonging to the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. coalition of 17 neighborhoods:
This workshop is FREE. Registration is required. This training workshop is open to residents of southwest Portland interested in participating in their neighborhood association. Register below by providing your contact information. You will receive confirmation within 2-3 business days.
Presented by Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., working to empower citizen action to improve and maintain the livability of Southwest neighborhoods.
Location: Spring Garden Park, 3332 SW Spring Garden St (MAP)
Come out and play! Bring the whole family for a free celebration of summer with sun, sand and a scavenger hunt. This event made possible by the Southwest Neighborhoods Small Grants Program.
Movie Night at Hamilton Park is co-sponsored by a grant from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., Portland Parks and Recreation, as well as banner-level sponsorship by the Portland Home Team. This is going to be a wonderful event for the whole family. There will be a special fencing demonstration by the Oregon Fencing Alliance, free popcorn, and a performance by the band J. Miller Productions. Bring a blanket or a chair and settle in for a great night at the movies!
Location: April Hill Park (MAP), SW 58th Ave & Miles St., Enter at SW Logan CT. & SW 54th St. or SW Miles St. East of SW 60th St. - Street parking only
An event for dogs and their human friends: Agility demonstrations; Fun, interactive games with prizes; lots of treats for canines and humans; A raffle fundraiser for April Hill Park Metro Grant Match
Sponsored by Maplewood Neighborhood Association, Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Metro, Southwest Watershed Resource Center and Western Pet
Join Portland Public Schools staff and community volunteers in enhancing school buildings and grounds. Most activities involve landscaping, such as pulling weeds, painting and spreading bark dust. No registration is necessary for Project Community Care and all ages are welcome. Tools and supplies will be provided; individuals may also bring their own.
View the list of participating schools: pps.k12.or.us/depts/supersup/community/project/commCshow.php. Questions? Call 503-916-3078 or email Andre Jackson at email@example.com.