Thursday, April 30, 2009

City Wide Green Team

You're invited to participate in the City Wide Green Team!


The purpose of the city-wide Green Team is to create a space where neighborhood leaders and citizens committed to sustainability can meet monthly to share ideas and implement best practices. 


While city resources will be available in this group, this group will be citizen lead and maintained.


Your input is valuable, and we encourage you to join us and share this invitation with family, friends, coworkers and neighbors interested in collaborating to build a greener city!


The first Green Team meeting will take place next month:

When: Tuesday, May 19th / 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Where: Portland Building, Room C

             1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97204

If you are interested in tis - call Leslie and let her know  503-314-2137

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Belly Dance Tea Party Benefit

To Help Build Schools For Afghan and Pakistani Girls

The Dalai Mamas, a Portland-based spiritual tribal belly dance troupe, are presenting a Belly Dance Tea Party and Workshop.

Bridgeton's own Barbara Abernathy is part of this group which appeared at the fundraiser last year.


7:00 pm
May 1, 2009
Portland Center for Spiritual Living
6211 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Women 12 and over are invited to enjoy the show, sip tea, learn a few easy dance moves and then shimmy along with the Dalai Mamas for a grand community belly dance finale.

Women are encouraged to bring teens. All ages can experience the fun of belly dance together.

Prices are $15 in advance/$20 at door for adults and $10 in advance/ $15 at door for students 12-21 with ID.
Advance tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Brown Paper Tickets live 24/7 hotline: 1-800-838-3006.

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission To Promote Peace…One School At A Time, the Dalai Mamas dedicate themselves to supporting the Central Asia Institute, the non-profit founded by Greg Mortenson, former mountaineer turned humanitarian. He found a way to educate girls in the most remote mountainous areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Portland writer David Oliver Relin co-authored the book that follows Mortenson’s harrowing adventures working with local tribes to get secular schools built in the Taliban’s back yard.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Lew Gress Funeral and Wake Information

If you did not know this - Lew died last week after a short illness.

Viewing is today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Zeller Chapel of the Roses, 2107 N.E. Broadw ay, Portland OR 97232.

The funeral Mass is tomorrow at noon in All Saints Catholic Church, 3847 N.E. Glisan St.

Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery and a wake will follow at the Portland Yacht Club:
1241 N.E. Marine Drive.