Thursday, February 28, 2008

Learn More About the Slough

Slough 101 Workshop
Saturday, March 15th, 8:45am-1:00pm

Do you live, work or play near the Columbia Slough? This free hands-on workshop will explore the unique character, challenges and opportunities of the Columbia Slough and its Watershed. You'll learn about soil & sediment in relation to water quality, how the Slough has changed over time, and what that means for fish, wildlife, people and businesses. Open to everyone interested in learning more about the Columbia Slough Watershed. This workshop fills quickly and space is limited. Call now to register!

Hands-on activities include:
* Build the Columbia Slough Watershed
* Explore Macroinvertebrates (water bugs) that live in the Slough
* Tour the MCDD levee pump station

Sponsored by:
Multnomah County Drainage District
City of Portland – Bureau of Environmental Services
Portland Water Bureau

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008

Time: 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Multnomah County Drainage District #1
1880 NE Elrod Drive, Portland, OR 97211

To register or more information, contact:
Katie Meckes at or (503) 281-1132

Monday, February 25, 2008

Officers for the Board

Apparently there were no nominations made at the January meeting. As you can guess I did not make that meeting and there are no minutes posted anywhere.

When nominations will happen including how and all the rest is unknown to me at present.

There is meeting scheduled for March 19th so maybe we'll all find out more at that time

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Tonight - February 20th - is the last full lunar eclipse for a few years and it should be visible in Portland - barring a clouded sky.

A partial eclipse gets underway at 5:43 p.m. and at 7:01 p.m. the total eclipse begins and lasts about 45-50 minutes. Totality ends around 7:51 and then we see the moon emerge.

Here's hoping the skies are clear.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

BNA Board Meeting - February 20th

The Board meeting is tomorrow - February 20th at Channel's about 6 - 6:30 - [the time was not definitive]

Board meetings are open to the public.

Channel's Edge is at 207 N. Bridegton Road

Sunday, February 17, 2008

BNA Board Meeting

There is a Board meeting this week - on Wednesday...

When I learn the time and location I will post it...

Board meetings are OPEN to the pubic.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Spring Concert

The Neighborhood Association is holding a Concert/Fundraiser on April 27th - at Pier 99...

There will be live music, a silent auction, good food - and much much more.

As details happen - they will be I just heard that the headline band is Bill Rhoades and the Party Kings - a great Chicago Blues band!

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the event and if you can help out please contact:

Cherry Ann

Monday, February 04, 2008

My Promised Land: Portland Oregon

Thank you to everyone for adding to my love of Portland - if you were among those whom I asked for help for my art project - thank you - everyone's input was helpful - even it was hand holding : - 0

My project got finished and the entire show was hung yesterday! The theme was Exodus: Our Journeys - and here is how I saw my own journey:

And here is member Eddy Shuldman's s take on all the art - after we all left and she was looking at the walls...
After everyone left our set up at the Oregon Jewish Museum I took one last look around. This is what I saw:

Diane Fredgant's brilliance on silk: creation, the red sea, blessings, journeys, explosions of color!

Sharon Segal's suitcase series that create memories of travels we've had and travels we've only dreamed of.

Laura Joy Fendel takes us to Miriam's well; a three dimensional fabric piece that makes you want to drink the rich deep blue waters of healing,

Robin Esterkin's portraits of women and men that recall another century.

Sara Harwin's geometric newest ultrasuede interpretations of hebrew words and their deeper meanings.

Esther Liberman's meticulous beadwork (a journey in the making, no doubt): a memorial candle for Miriam,
and jewelry exquisite beyond words!

Leslie Elder's luscious water colors depicting a family's journey to Ein Gedi, the dance of Miriam, and more.

Rosana Berdichevsky's collages that blend words and images and color that bring you comfort- that bring you home.

Sabina Wohlfeiler has taken us to her childhood as a displaced person in Germany to her arrival in the US, and now to her artistic visions as a contemporary painter.

Lynn Dorman has created a delightful photographic album of her Exodus from the east coast to the promised land of Portland.

....and I'm feeling pretty good about the glass seder plate I created to honor the memory of six women who survived the Holocaust and became role models for me.

Yes, there is even more than I have described here.....!
Please join us for our opening on Thursday February 7 - 5 to 8 PM
Most of us will be there to welcome you.

Oregon Jewish Museum
310 NW Davis