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The Beaverton Resource Guide


Your FREE Monthly Community Paper

Volume 9 | Issue 8 | August 2019

Connecting residents to their community ...and businesses to their customers!

It’s a World of Smiles! See Cover Story on Page 3

Find these stories inside & more! Business Directory

• Connect to your love of jazz! (page 19)

Fresh Air

• Cats that need new homes (page 13)

Our Town Senior Living Community Learning Corner Out & About

Many Thanks to our Community Partners!

• Anyone missing $10,000 in cash? (page 15) • Socializing for life (page 16) • Keep it cool with summer hydration (page 22) • The spiritual side of running (pages 1) • Beaverton Farmers Market (pages 26-27)

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“The Beaverton Resource Guide is a vibrant snapshot of the Beaverton Community.” Marie Prins, Washington County Visitors Association

Learning Corner: Uplifting Message

Contents Local Business Fresh Air

• Pages: 12-13, 18 (animals, parks, pets, sustainability)

Our Town

• Pages: 3, 14-15 (city news, public safety, history)

Senior Living Community

Running as spiritual practice

• Pages: 4-11, 15, 19 (directory, advice, spotlight stories)

I pray as I run. Spiritual Essay


• Pages: 15-18, 22 (senior ads, health, events) • Pages: 20, 22-23 (health, auto)

Learning Corner

• Pages: 1, 19, 21, 23, 28-29, 32 (essays, library, spotlight)

Out & About

• Pages: 25-31 (events, art, programs, calendar, theatre)

Fun & Games

• Pages: 2, 32 (cartoon, contests)



First Settled: 1847 (by Augustus Fanno) Year Incorporated: 1893 Population: 97,229 (2017)

Mayor: Denny Doyle Council: Catherine Arnold, Lacey Beaty, Mark Fagin Laura Mitchell, Marc San Soucie


Sales Tax: 0.0% Zip Codes: 97005-08, 97075, 97078, 97003

Tuesdays, 6:30pm City Council meetings are held in the Forrest C. Soth Council Chambers in City Hall and open to the public. 503-526-2222 or visit:

Area Codes: (503), (971)


Income Tax: 9.0%

Elevation: 189 feet above sea level Yearly Rain/Snow: 39in/2in per year Clear Days per Year: 142 days Median Home Price: $353,316 (2017) Median Household Income: $58k (‘17) Projected Job Growth: 8.7% (2017) Average Communte Time: 22 min. High School Graduation Rate: 81%

Beaverton Recycling......................................... 503-526-2665 Beaverton School District.................................503-591-8000 Chamber of Commerce.................................... 503-644-0123 City Hall............................................................. 503-526-2222 City of Beaverton (Water)................................. 503-526-2257 Hazardous Waste Disposal (Metro)................. 503-797-1700 Oregon DMV..................................................... 503-299-9999 Oregon Ecycle................................................... 888-532-9253 NW Natural (Gas).............................................. 503-226-4211 PGE (Electricity)................................................800-743-5000 Police (Non-Emergency).................................. 503-526-2260 Waste Management (Trash)............................. 800-808-5901


The Beaverton Resource Guide is a division of Cedar House Media. For questions or comments? Contact us: Cedar House Media 4655 SW Watson Ave. Beaverton, OR 97005 503-641-3320 Monthly Writers City Staff Paul Craig Larry Ferguson Dirkse CC

Executive Editor: Cory Burden Managing Editor: Michael Wong Senior Designer: Sarah Jones Webmaster: Troy Brisbin Advertising: Frances Quaempts

TVF&R Staff Spencer Rubin M.E. Summer Beaverton Police Staff

Kili Garcia Frances Quaempts Kimberly Shute Jennifer Keene

Rhonda Kay Leonard County Staff Dr Bryen Bell Oregon Zoo Staff

PGE Staff THPRD Staff Oregon Clinic Curve/Jenny Craig

Message from the Editor

Hello Beaverton, welcome to another issue of The Beaverton Resource Guide. As a full-color, monthly newspaper that’s dedicated to the positive aspects of our community, you can be sure to find interesting and uplifting stories about what makes our city one of the best in the country (ranked #3 nationally for “Best Places to Raise a Family” in 2018 by The goal of The BRG is simple and can be easily read at the top of each page: connecting people who live, work or shop in and around Beaverton with the abundant local resources available. So whether you’re shopping and want to try out a new store or a new store that wants to reach out to new customers, The BRG is equally useful and happy to help play the role of match-maker. We also know a lot about what’s going on in the county and for those who are looking to get “Out & About”, we have the county’s event calendar, an exclusive with the Beaverton Farmers market, an extensive regional theatre line up, a full list of library programs as well as other announcements to help you connect to whatever interests you. The BRG is available for pickup at over 170 locations from major grocery retailers, restaurants, doctor offices and banks to city hall, hotels, regional libraries and the farmers market. For more information about advertising rates, current or past stories, distribution, our photo gallery and more, visit Thank you and I hope you had as much fun reading this issue as I had putting it together. Sincerely, Michael Wong (Managing Editor)

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sk people what they think of running or jogging, and you get a variety of responses. Some people hate it, some people love it. Some people think it’s a great... in theory. Some have tried to become runners, only to be sidelined with injuries, lack of time, or boredom. I’m one of those people that once thought of running as a means to an end. In my case, I ran as a youth so that I could be in better shape to play real sports like baseball or soccer. Somewhere between the timed fitness runs in gym class as an elementary school student and now, I have grown to love running. Running has become not only a hobby and exercise, but a spiritual practice. Have you ever wanted to have more time to pray, to think, reflect, and listen, but you just are too busy with the crazy lifestyle we have created for ourselves? We have all been there at one point or another. Most people that don’t run usually only associate pain and agony with such an activity, but it has truly become a time and space for connection with the divine in some most amazing ways. I like to think of running as intentional time where I am able to stretch the physical body in ways that connect with my humanity and the world around me. Breathing becomes so focused and rhythmic that it may resemble meditation. When we run, we force oxygen throughout our bodies, reminding ourselves of the life-giving breath of God that is within all of us. I pray as I run. Sometimes each minute or mile becomes a unique prayer topic or a person I want to be mindful of. Sometimes I pray aloud (weird guy talking to himself as he runs), sometimes I pray silently. I listen to the world around

me: the birds in the branches, the breeze blowing through the trees, running of the waters. For those who live in the urban jungles, perhaps there are other sounds that are life-giving! Running has become a daily reminder of the dedication and discipline that is needed in order to achieve goals, and ultimately to enjoy such an activity. Like many hard and challenging activities in life, running becomes so much more enjoyable and life-giving with the more time we put into it. Running can lead to community. Now, running can be quite solitary at times as well (which has its own spiritual benefits), but there are great communities of runners around the world. What better way to experience God than with others over a shared activity? This may not inspire anyone to become a runner anytime soon, but I do hope that we are inspired to look for God in the ordinary during this season of Lent. And if you are ever in the area and want to go for a run, just give me a call!

Rev. Jeff Binder is Pastor of Valley Community Presbyterian Church (USA). For more information about Valley community, contact us at, or call 503.292.3537.

Answers to Last month’s Word Puzzle • CAT • BIRD • CHICKEN • IGUANA • FISH



SUBJECT: Pets Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the position of Cedar House Media and/or the Beaverton Resource Guide.

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Connecting Businesses to Local Customers Business Spotlight: World of Smiles

It’s a World of Smiles At World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Local Business


r. Michelle Stafford, the owner and founder of World Of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry knew even before completing dental school that she would go on to specialize in kids’ dentistry. She was inspired to become a dentist in the first place after working for her Orthodontist while in high school, and witnessed firsthand the impact he was having on lives of young people. “I wanted to be able to start children off with a positive impression of the dentist from a very young age,” she says, adding, “So much of the fear and anxiety that exists around dentistry for entire generations is easily avoided by starting early, and making it fun!” How early? Dr. Stafford likes to see kids by age 1, or when their first teeth arrive.

“So much of the fear and anxiety that exists around dentistry for entire generations is easily avoided by starting early, and making it fun!”

This is in line with both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics. This has as much to do with acclimating kids as it does with educating the parents. Parents can ease their kids into the experience, while learning what to expect about oral health and development, and how to help their kids build strong habits. Establishing a dental home early also proves invaluable when the unexpected happens.

Knowing who to call when a tooth is chipped or knocked out provides a lot of peace of mind. Since it was founded back in 2008, World Of Smiles has continued to grow and evolve. About two years ago, Dr. Stafford noticed that she was running out of room in the schedule for new patients and had to “graduate” kids out of the practice as they reached double digits. The solution seemed obvious! So, in December of 2017, she expanded across the

hall to create a Teen office, allowing her patients to remain in the practice for many more years. Dr. Devin Bowyer joined the team as well to provide care for the teen population, and even their parents! More recently, World Of Smiles welcomed Dr. E. Chioma Onwuka to the practice! She is a board-certified pediatric dentist who recently moved to the area from California. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Onwuka values preventive dentistry as the core of her practice philosophy. For this reason, she strives to build strong relationships with her patients and their families in order to provide adequate oral health education and in turn quality,

comprehensive dental care. World Of Smiles is excited to see what the next ten years will bring! They continue to invest in education and professional advancement for their team in order to bring the best technology and resources to their patient families. As always, they remain committed to inspiring children through a uniquely positive dental experience by creating an atmosphere of imagination, travel and adventure.

For more information, visit us at: 11790 SW Barnes Road, Bldg A, Suite 280, Beaverton, (503) 626-9700

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Buster and LIlly's Doggie Daycare

Bricks & MiniFigs

Map #1: Downtown & Old Town Beaverton

Meridian Medical Massage

Beaver Creek Village Shopping Center

Hall Street Center

Excel Financial


Tom’s Pancake House


Farmington Rd

Stott Ave


Erickson Ave

3rd St Main St

Wellspring of Natural Health


Angel S


Watson Ave

Unity of Beaverton

7th St


City Library

Book Corner

Community Center

St. Cecilia School

Tucker Ave

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Kaiser Permanente

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United Homecare Services


Murray Scholls Townsquare

Dairy Queen


NW 129th Ave

NW Dale Ave

24 Hour Fitness

Bank of America

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OnPoint Credit Union

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Taco Bell NW Joy Ave

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Hapa Grill


Thriftway Key Bank


Beaverton Family Chiropractic

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Village Gallery

NW Heights Dental

Nature’s Pet

Murrayhill Marketplace

SW Murray Blvd


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Village at Unity Scholls Ferry Chiropractic Casa Lola



Progress Ridge

Club Pilates




New Seasons

Ava Roasteria Ziba Salon Press Cafe

SW Walnut St

NW Dogwood St


Central NAC Meeting: If you live or own a business in Downtown Beaverton then this meeting is your way to communicate with the city. Please come join us on the first Monday of each month, 7pm at Beaverton Swim Center, 12850 SW 3rd Street, Beaverton

Map #2: SW Beaverton (Murray & Scholls)

SW Horizon Blvd



7th St

Elsie Stuhr Center

NW 123rd Ave

n Rd NW Saltzma


10 Qdoba

Department of Health Services

5th St


NW Filbert St


Turtles Yoga & Wellness

9th St

10th St


C LaScala Food Court Vault Bar

8th St

Beaverton Lodge

Creekside Village

Beaverton Police Department

St Cecilia

Cady Ln

Village Home School

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Columbia Medical Alarm

A Hall Street Center Beaverton Law Group Pacific Medical Group

7th St Hazel St

Victor E C Landscape

Farmers Market

BiZee Bird

Noodles & Company

B First & Hall 1 Ava Roasteria 2 Holistic Health Ctr

City Park & Fountain

5th St 6th St

Camille Keith, LPC

Living Wisdom School

Singing River Natural Medicine

Columbia Post Office Bank


Home Depot

Bvtn Hillsdale Hwy


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Beaverton Florists Swim Center

Einstein Bros Bagels


Cedar House Media UR Restaurant

Fred Meyer Shopping Center

Beaverton Town Square

Buffalo Wild Wings


Watson Hall Bar

2nd St



Tulen Center

Burger King

Chuck E Cheese

Emerald City Smoothies Trader Joe’s

Ex Novo

4th St

6th St

122th Ave

Gloria’s Secret Cafe Art on Broadway Quilter’s Corner Store Spicy Thai Restaurant


1st St

2nd St

Beaverton Pharmacy



Beaverton High School

TVR&R Station 67

am Rd


Olive Garden


Haven Pool & Spa



Panda Express

Red Robin

Motel 6


Boriken Restaurant

La Hacienda Real Mexican Restaurant

Subaru on Dealership Cany


Super Bowl Teriyaki

Valley Hwy

Premier Kitchens & Cabinets

Light Benders

Canyon Square


Alexia’s Window Tinting


Starbucks Shutterbug

Big 5

Ford Dealerhip

24 Hour Fitness

Lombard Ave


Millikan Way



Home Goods


Rose Biggi Ave

City Hall

Hyundai Dealerhip


The Round

Canyon Auto Repair

Police Resource Center

Canyon Place Shopping Center

Betts Ave


nt Ave Chamber of sce Commerce Cre

Franklin Ave

Budget Hotel

T.J. Maxx

Beaverton Education Foundation

Tucker Ave

Comfort Inn Black Bear Diner


Jo Ann’s

SW W atson

Guaranteed Pest Control

Cedar Hills Blvd

Hocken Ave


Hometown Buffet

Beaverton Signs

Nissan Dealership


114th Ave

Habitat for Humanity Restore

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA)

Center St

117th Ave

Carey Custom Floors


123th Ave


Historic Downtown District

Lombard Ave


McDonalds Starbucks

124th Ave

New Seasons

125th Ave

Taco Bell



Haagen’s Shopping Center

Get y directo our ry list ing for on ly $15 per month

Big Al’s

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Connecting Businesses to Local Customers Garden Home Community Library


& Culture

(See useful ph# list on page 2)

Theatre in the Grove (503) 359-5349

Classes and Workshops 12505 NW Cornell Rd (next to the Cedar Mill library)

Ombudsman Program 1-800-522-2602 503-846-2700

PGE Green Power Program 503-639-8860

Beaverton City Library


Increasing Access to the Arts... through our Scholarship Program and the Campaign to build the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts

European Classical Music

Appreciation. Sit back and enjoy!


Beaverton Police Dept. 503-629-0111 map1d3

KUIK AM 1360

Beaverton School District

Solar Oregon

Cedar Hills Crossing

503-231-5662 503-643-6563 map1b1

THPRD 503-645-6433

Cedar Mill Library 503-644-0043


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Energy Trust of Oregon

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Community Gardens (THPRD)

Learn About our City’s Past





Bridgeton Chiropractic

Map #3: Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy & Canyon Rd


SW 87th Ave

US Bank

China Delight

SW 78th Ave

Faces by Vivian


SW 91st Ave


McCormick & Schmits

Carl’s Jr.

Wally & Son Automotive





Shiloh Inn



SW 103rd Ave

SW 109th Ave


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Beaverton Zip Codes

West Slope Post Office

SW Canyon Rd


97223 Tigard 503-906-1249

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FOX 12 Oregon

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SW 96th Ave


Continental Cleaners

SW 110th Ave

Potions Salon


SW 103rd Ave


SW 108th Ave


SW 107th Ave

SW 110th Ave 503-754-9866


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through historic photos, artifacts, exhibits and more! 503-430-0106 map1c3

Beaverton Civic Theatre

Jade River Healing Arts Center

Safeway Shopping Center

Valley Cinima

Cartridge Network


Fred Meyer Shopping Center

New Seasons



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Raleigh Hills Assisted Living SW Dogwood Ln


SW Apple Way

Sisters N Style

Signature Shoes

Jesuit High School

SW Laurelwood Ave


Sambi Restaurant


Arctic Circle Businesses • Omega Gymnastics SW 5th St • Haiyan Int’l Dance Academy

Valley Plaza

Jack in the Box

Michael’s Arts & Crafts


SW Jamieson Ave

See Downtown Map


SW 99th Ave

Kaiser Permanente

SW Western Ave

SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy

SW Oleson Rd 503-620-5262

Canyon Rd TV Hwy

Community Gardens (City) 503-693-7815

Broadway Rose Theatre

97229 Bethany / Cedar Mill

97003 503-526-2222 map1b2

HART Theatre

Listing start at $15/month!

Village at Scholls Ferry 503-644-0123 map1b2

Lana L. Nelson Oil Painting

Beaverton Business Directory

503-381-1670 map1b2

Chamber of Commerce

See my work & lana-lnelson/ (in Facebook too!) Call me at 503 830-7894

Visitors Center for

Beaverton and Washington County 503-644-5555 map1b2

The Round 503-591-8000

Art on Broadway

Gallery in downtown beaverton 503- 601-3300 map1c3

Recycling & Waste Programs

SW Dogwood Ln

within the community. Providing culturally enriching activities, programs and services.

Washington Square Mall


Beaverton Composting

Sustaining High Quality Art

Wash. County Sheriff’s Office

Oregon Long Term Care (503) 644-2197 map1c4 503-644-5555 map1b2 503-259-0185

Affordable Arts and Crafts 503-345-9590

Wash. County Visitors Center

KPTV Fox Channel 12

Aloha Community Library

Bag & Baggage

TVF&R 503-259-1225 503-245-9932


Murray Blvd


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Connecting Customers to Local Businesses Belly Dance! Beginners Welcome! 503-974-6287

Education & Learning

Private Piano Lesons

All ages and levels PhD in Piano, 30yrs experience. 971-246-4824

Jazz Combo Classes

Agia Sophia Academy

Now enrolling! Preschool - 5th Grade. 14485 SW Walker Road (across from Nike) 503-641-4600 |

for Adult Jazz Students. CONNECT * SHARE * CREATE Call Tina at 917-202-9816 today!

Beaverton School District 503-591-8000

Cascade Montessori Preschool Beaverton Downtown Association

Fall Events & Programs For Downtown Beaverton

Local Business

Restaurant Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 6, 2019)


eaverton is the premier dining destination on the westside. So, come eat at over 40 participating restaurants that will be offering limited-time menu items. BOO-verton Trick-or-Treat (October 31, 2019) Bring your friends and families to Old Town to trickor-treat in the fun environment of local businesses. The inaugural event last year had about 750 trick-or-treaters, and we expect to see a lot of growth this year. Have fun, be safe, and explore hidden gems of downtown!

artists and business owners, and drink some delicious wine in a fun environment. Small Business Saturday Community Unveiling: (November 30, 2019) This Cosign event is free to the public and will be a journey through Old Town with business owners finally unveiling their installed signs to the public. Check out the photo on this story for an example of this event in another community. Stick around to shop at your favorite small businesses on Small Business Saturday. Each of these programs offer incredibly high visibility for downtown, so contact us if you are interested in learning more about volunteering or sponsorship opportunities.

M- F: 7am to 530pm *Ages 2-6* Call Miss Tiffany at (503) 591-9654

Beaverton City Library (503) 644-2197 map1c4

Preschool- Grade 7

Education centered in the heart. 4855 SW Watson Ave. Beaverton 503-671-9112 map1c4


Beauty & Wellness

Acting & Speech Coaching

All levels and all ages welcome! Call Terry at 503-707-4554

The Book Corner 503-643-5188 map1c4

The Catwalk Hair Studio

Customized Learning

Beaverton Education Foundation

My Masterpiece Art Studio

Let your self esteem blossom. Aweigh Impasse holding classes at 12750 SW 2nd Street, Ste 102 Call (916) 396-9633

in a choice-based environment. Small classes, all subjects, K-12. 503-597-9100 map1c4 Open Studio, Parties & Classes 503-453-3700 503-643-7453

Learn to prosper with life!

* Living Proof * J Beverly Hills * *Moroccanoil* Call Kelly Christiansen at 503-464-6711 map2d

Men, Women & Kids!

Up-do, Bridal, Special Occasion, Lash Extentions, Face Waxing, Colour, highlights, smoothing 503-430-0008 map2d

Counseling for Caregivers


and Healers. Camille Keith, LPC-Intern Supervisor Tara Sanderson, PsyD (971-295-1547) 503-926-6284 map2e

Old Town Beer Event (November 9, 2019) Insurance Partners NW

We are planning a beer tasting event in November. Stay tuned for more information coming soon. Cosign Viewing Party: Early November 2019 We are partnering local artists with local business owners to create 8-12 new business blade signs in the Old Town area. This is a highly creative process that will inject a more artistic identity into the community. This is a special opportunity to get an advanced look and see the amazing signs all in one location, talk with local

Photo History of Beaverton

Beaverton Coloring Books

CoSign is generously supported by funding from the Washington County Visitors Association, City of Beaverton, and Global Art of Dance.

Color in the fun images as your kids learn about the city. The perfect gift or souvenir!

The Beaverton Downtown Association promotes the historic preservation of Old Town Beaverton and supports activities that add to the vibrancy of the historic downtown core. Want to get involved? Check out our website at

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127 pages of fascinating images and stories of our city’s heritage. 503-641-3320

Home, Auto, Business, & Health Friendly local independent agents! 503-372-5621

Learn to Ballroom Dance! 503-593-8252 map1b1

Family Chiropractic Center Specializing in personalized corrective care based on problems, not just symptoms. 503-574-4872

Birth & Postpartum Doulas

*Free Placement Testing*

Support Your Library by donating to the Beaverton Library Foundation online @

See student success stories in Kid’s corner on back cover! 503-639-7219 map2d 503-718-7574 map1c3

Your Healing Sanctuary 503-297-3825 map3bh

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

YOU NEED THE RIGHT PARTNER. Partner. It’s such a simple word. But, most would say, it’s the most important word when you’re in need of Assisted Living Services. It’s certainly how we see it at Canfield Place Retirement Community – like a great dance partner we know when to lead and when to follow. We’re always helpful, but

not obtrusive, so you get exactly what you need, when you need it.

Connecting Businesses to Local Customers Call (971) 245-2340 now to schedule your complimentary HART ROAD ANIMAL lunch and tour. And come see what steps we can take together.

Dr. La

Primary Care for the whole family

Nutrition, IV Therapy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Dr. Jennifer Means & Dr. Elizabeth Elliott welcome you! 503-641-6400 map1b4

Senior InORBeaverton 14570 SW Hart Road •Living Beaverton, 97007 • (971) 245-2340 • Assisted LivingLiving Services And Available Offering Independent Family Practice

Hindi & Punjabi speaking provider available. **Mon-Sat Extended Hours** 503-644-1171 map1c3

Assisted Living Services At Canfield Place, we are family. 503-626-5100


Bridgeton Chiropractic

Specializing in Chiropractic, Rehab, Nutrition and DOT Exams. Call Today 971-255-1708 map3c

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comprehensive consultations in Biofield & Chakra Modalities at 12750 SW 2nd Street, Ste 102. Call for Appointment: (916) 396-9633 Tetyana Zinchenko, Practitioner

16400 Beav

Shutters Portland

Shutters | Blinds | Shades Schedule an in-home appointment today. 503-406-2544

Home Maintenance

The Miracle Skylight

& Solar Star Attic Fans. Let the Sun SAVE you MONEY! (CCB#30873) 503-352-0249 map1b2

Serving Beaverton & Tigard 20229 SW T.V. Hwy, Aloha 503-356-5454


Interior and Exterior Shutters Fine Window Treatments That Are Uniquely You! 503-406-2544

Medical Alarm, Inc.

Personal health & safety solutions including GPS & medication dispensing. 503-644-4736 map1d4

Beaverton Pharmacy

Prescription delivery, drive-up window, fine giftware, medicare accredited 503-644-2101 map1c3

Grab your “Honey Do” list and gimme a call. No job too small! 971-238-8358

Enjoy Life with Friends

Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care. 503-629-5500

Your Local Pet Place!

Shopping for pet supplies should be easy... that’s what we do! 503-352-4269

Healthy Affordable Pet Supplies

Nature’s Pet 503-579-2403 map2a

New Continuous Gutters!

Personal Safety & Health Solutions

Local LifeLine Provider (503)644.4736

for your Special Individual! 503-591-5282

Your Shower Door & Mirror

*EXPERTS* Free estimates on all projects. Come talk to us! 503-644-3153

Housing &

30 Minute Fitness & Weight Loss

Hart Road Animal Hospital Individual Veterinary Veterinary Care Individual Care for Your

Residential Remodeling & Repairs

Gutter & roof cleaning, gutter repair, pressure washing, moss removal. 503-268-9121

Dryrot, Doors/Windows, Fencing/ Gates/Decks, Bathrooms, Flooring, Siding and More! (503)999-8656

Retirement Residence

Take a look at what retirement living should be! 503-646-0635 map1b5

The place for all your bird needs.

Exotic birds, healthy foods, toys, boarding & advice. Great prices! 503-644-9515 map1c4


Animals & Pet Care Painting & General Contracting *Finishing Fine Interiors* **Weather Tight Exteriors** (CCB#205045) 503-451-3239

Washington County Dog License **Cats and other pets exempt** AnimalServices

(503) 646-2119

Guaranteed Pest Control

Dr. Dan Miller

Visit our Maximized Living clinic! 5075 SW Griffith Dr, Suite 120 503-644-8844 map1e5

Protecting your health and property since 1949! www.guaranteedpestcontrol.netPlease call for an estimate (CCB #43186). 503-646-2119 map1b2

Birds • Insects & Spiders • Rodents Senior Living Community

We make it easy to feel Protecting your health and property since 1949! right at home. Come On...Let’s Play!! A local family owned & operated business. Daycare & Overnights

Concrete Enhancement of Oregon Beautifying & protecting concrete driveways, patios, walkways 503-443-9846

503-643-9735 map1b5

care for your entire family. Visit us at: 503-590-7574 map2b

Dove Lewis 24hr Pet Hospital

503.446.0698 map1b1

OR Friends of Animal Shelters 503-747-7818

End Petlessness

Oregon Humane Society 503-285-7722

Pet Lost & Found

All found pets are registered with the county. For more info:


Holistic Health Clinic

Been in an accident?

4070 SW Cedar Hills Blvd 503.596.2146 map1b1 #1 choice for animal emergencies

Comprehensive dental 503-646-8575

Adopt a Lovable Put 503.704.3587

Raleigh Hills Assisted Living Where our home becomes your home! 503-297-3200

Hills Construction Contracting Residential, Remodel & Service “We take care of all construction needs including kitchens & baths!” Low prices on water heater replacements 971-246-3682 (CCB#102201)

Daycare & Pet Hotel Suites

8625 SW Scholls Ferry Rd. Easy access from SW Hall & 217 Visit or call us at 503.430.5821

Great Cats for Great Homes 503-320-6079

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Connecting Customers to Local Businesses Catalyst Business Newsletter

What is your bridge of yum? Better yet, what is “A Bridge Of Yum”???

If you add a Bridge of Yum to your will take constant time, energy, resources and consistency. Let’s get back to what a Bridge of Yum is. Tim Miles is an exceptional marketing expert, based out of the Midwest. He is an author, a speaker and a consultant. Years ago, one of his restaurant clients in Missouri created The Bridge of Yum! BRIDGE OF YUM: After every meal, everyone at the table received a HOT, right out of the oven chocolate chip cookie, along with a shot glass of ice-cold milk! WOW! Is there a better combo?? The cookies and milk are free!! No charge! Just a thank you for choosing us! We appreciate you joining us! Have a treat on us! Now, for regulars, it’s something to look forward to and always fun (and tasty)!! For new customers that don’t know about the Bridge Of Yum, imagine their surprise when these HOT cookies and ICE-COLD milk arrive. They did not order them...but how fun when they are told they are a gift. SO, WHAT IS A BRIDGE OF YUM? I have not gotten there yet, have I? Imagine picking up a HOT, right out of the oven chocolate chip cookie and pulling it apart. That HOT, gooey, yummy chocolate will stretch between both halves of the cookie. THAT... IS THE BRIDGE OF YUM! More than just a treat...more than just a thank you...The Bridge Of Yum is very powerful. No one

United Methodist Church.

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Hoshana Rabbah Messianic (503) 570-3376

Bethel Congregational UCC Sunday mornings at 10am.



Churches & Spiritual

Valley Community Presbyterian

Business Advice

Bridge of Yum is an actual thing! It is customer service, it is a great surprise for your customers, it’s fun, it’s dazzling engagement.


Beaverton Church of the Nazarene 12555 SW 22nd St, Beaverton (503) 643-6616

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Beaverton Church of the Nazarene else does it. Most are not willing to do it. It takes extra effort and energy. The cookies and milk cost $$. But rather than thinking of this as a cost, place it in your marketing budget and call it an investment. Sure, your service, product and overall engagement have to be spot on. That’s why people do business with you. But all things being equal (generally) in the business world...what are you doing to thank, dazzle and surprise your customers? (503) 643-6616

Southminster Presbyterian

St. John Greek Orthodox Church

Church. 12250 SW Denney Road Progressive Spirit, Beloved Community, 503-644-2073

14485 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton Sunday service at 10am. Visitors welcome! | 503-644-7444

Murray Hills Christian Church

Good Samaritan Ministries

Bilal Mosque Association


(503) 591-7233

What is your Bridge of Yum? You do not need to do cookies; it can be something else. Heck, you don’t even have to do a Bridge Of Yum. But to those of you who choose to create and offer some kind of Bridge Of Yum... Good On Ya! Smart decision. If you want to chat about ideas for a Bridge Of Yum for your business, please give me a call. or call 503-644-2339. 503-524-5230

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St. Barnabas Espicopal Church • Make It Easy for People to Do, and Keep Doing Business with You! • Look Up…and Surprise Someone! Spencer Rubin is a sales/marketing expert and a passionate advocate for the success of small, local business owners. To sign up for Spencer’s weekly Catalyst Newsletter. Contact 971-732-4745.

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Lift Driver (Beaverton) $2500 Sign-On Bonus! Join First Transit as a Lift Driver for our TriMet contract! As a Lift Driver, your major responsibilities will be to: • Drive a cutaway paratransit vehicle in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner throughout the service area within a daily assigned time schedule Primary Lift Driver job requirements: • Must be at least 21 years of age • Valid Driver’s License • Have at least 3 years of driving experience

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Connecting Customers to Local Businesses “The Car Guy”


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Did you know that Beaverton City Library has not just books/audiobooks/ebooks, movies on DVD/Blu-Ray and via streaming, music on CD, educational and research databases, but also musical instruments, outdoor recreational equipment, games, kitchenware, a/v equipment, power tools and more? In addition, the library offers a programs of interest for all ages, ranging from infants through seniors, at both locations. To see a complete list of library collections, services, programs and events, please visit www., or call 503-644-2197 to speak with one of our staff. We look forward to serving you!

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connecting Residents to their community Fresh Air: Zoo News is Good News

New program gives endangered Northwest frog a leg up So they can get back to the wild Oregon Zoo


undreds of imperiled northern leopard frogs will be hopping back into the wild soon, thanks to a pilot recovery program at the Oregon Zoo. The froglets, which the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife collected as eggs earlier this spring, are growing big and strong in the zoo’s conservation lab. “The Oregon Zoo has a great track record for head-starting native species, and we’re thrilled to be able

to help northern leopard frogs too,” said Shelly Pettit, the zoo’s senior keeper for reptiles and amphibians. “The froglets are doing really well so far. We’re doing everything we can to get them ready to go back to the wild.”

Once abundant throughout North America, northern leopard frogs are rapidly disappearing from their native ranges in Washington, Oregon and western Canada. In Washington, where the zoo-reared froglets will

be released, the species has been listed as endangered since 1999 and only one known population remains. “The froglets came to us as eggs, and we’re keeping them safe, warm and fed until they grow legs and can hop on their own,” Pettit said. “A big, healthy young frog has a much better chance of surviving in the wild than an egg or a tadpole.” Though the reason for the northern leopard frog’s decline in the Pacific Northwest is still unknown, it is likely due to a combination of threats from habitat loss, disease, non-native species,

pollution and climate change. By head-starting the frogs at the zoo, Pettit and her team are hoping to combat these threats and grow the population of northern leopard frogs in the region. “We’re at a critical point for this species,” Pettit said. “We’re doing everything we can to help northern leopard frogs thrive again in the Pacific Northwest.”

A video of the tadpoles and froglets in the lab is available at For more Oregon Zoo information, visit

Fresh Air: Ask the Animal Shelter

Fresh Air: Native Plants to Oregon

How do I update my cat’s microchip info?

A fire-dependent pine

Q&A w/Bonnie Hays

Common Name: Lodgepole Pine

Bonnie Hays


ach month, you will have the chance to have your questions answered by the animal shelter. Email your questions to Jennifer_Keene@ and we will try to answer as many as possible. I know my cat has a microchip, but I’m not sure which company it is with or whether my contact information is correct. What can I do? We always encourage people to regularly check their chip to make sure it is still functioning and that the contact information associated with it is current. It can take a few steps to verify everything, but the time spent will be well worth it if your pet ever gets lost. First, have your pet scanned for a microchip. Your veterinarian’s office should be able to do that free of charge. They will be able to give you the chip number. Then, go to and enter the number. This database from the American Animal Hospital Association will tell you which company manufactured the chip. Next, go to that

Fresh Air • Binomial name: Pinus contorta • Soil type: Varied. Can thrive in soils from dry sand to wet bog.

company’s website to verify your information. Some you can do online and others you may need to call. Finally, you can create a secondary registration at for free. We can also add your pet’s microchip information to our records here at Animal Services. My dog loves to go places, and I love bringing her with me in the summer. What are the rules for dogs at restaurants and bars? According to the Oregon Health Authority, there a special rule provision that allows food service operators such as restaurants, bars and food cart pods the ability to offer designated outdoor seating for patrons wishing to dine with their dogs. Such eateries must have written procedures that demonstrate how public health concerns will be

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addressed, such as prohibiting employees from touching the dogs, and providing a way for people with dogs to access the area without traveling through the main restaurant. Permission to dine outdoors with your dog is at the discretion of the restaurant, so always ask politely and make sure that both you and your pet demonstrate your best manners. Of course, services dogs are always allowed, including indoors.

For more information on volunteering, fundraising, found pets and more, please visit The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter is located at 1901 SE 24th Ave in Hillsboro.

• Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade. • Plant type: Single leader coniferous tree. • Foliage: Dark green needles, often twisted. Grow in groups of two. • Fruit/Flower: Short cones with spike-tipped scales.


he Lodgepole pine can be found throughout many parts of Oregon, as well as down through central California and up through Washington and western Canada. Identifiable by its twisted branches and spiraling needle growth, this fire-dependent pine can often be found in large stands that spring up in burned out forest areas. Its cones, which will remain closed until exposed to a heat source, are 1 to 3 inches long, and usually short and cylindrical or egg-shaped. As a fire-dependent tree, the Lodgepole helps fill a vital niche in forest ecosystems. After a large fire, this pine will be one of the earliest trees to spring up, bringing back food, shade, and harborage for a variety of displaced wildlife. One of the unique aspects of this pine is its ability to grow in

soil conditions that other trees might find hostile. This is partially due to the common occurrence of the fungus suillus tomentosus alongside the Lodgepole, which provides an ideal environment for nitrogen-fixing bacteria to grow. This tree was of particular value to Native Americans of the northwest. The tall, straight trunks were ideal for constructing lodges or other buildings. The inner bark was harvested and eaten or stored for the winter months, and the pitch was used for a variety of medicinal purposes. In modern times, the wood is used to make plywood, paneling, mine props, and fence posts.

This Native Plant of the Month has been brought to you by the City of Beaverton’s Landscape and Urban Forestry Department.

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

connecting residents to their Community Fresh Air: Pug Adoption

Business Spotlight: Barklandia

These pugs could use a little help

Welcome to Barklandia Pet Care with a Purpose

Daisy and Moki Pet Adoption Moki - 14 year old

Local Business


ey there senior pug lovers! I hear this is the best place to advertise for us older pugs looking for love! My name is Moki and I am 14 years young. You many wonder how a good looking guy like me ends up here. My owner passed away and lucky for me PPR took me in and got me all cleaned up. I had a dental and lost all my teeth, they were pretty rotten! My health is pretty darn good, my eyes still work great but I don’t hear as well as I used to. I have the usual pug weak back legs, but I still get around just fine except for stairs. I am house trained, but because of my rear leg issues, sometimes I can poop without knowing it, but hey that is pretty easy to manage! A perfect home for me would be with someone who just wants a pug to hang out on their lap...yes that is right I love to be held and just hang out with you, I am a expert level snuggler! I get along just fine with other dogs, and

T hey I can even play a bit with the young dogs! Please don’t pass me by because of my age, I am a real sweetheart with lots of love still to give! Daisy - 10 year old Hi my name is Daisy! I am about 10 years old and I am looking for love! My life has not been easy and I would love to find a family that can love and snuggle me just the way I am. Everyone who meets me falls in love with me. I’m just that cute I guess! I can’t see or hear very well but I find my way around and learn quickly. I will need eye medication for life and I have arthritis so long walks are not my thing. I do love a nice yard to roam around

in. I love to be scratched behind my ears and if you stop I will find your hand and put my head under it. I am an easy pug to take care of. Could I be yours? I promise to love you back!

At Pacific Pug Rescue, we rescue, rehabilitate and place unwanted, neglected and abused Pugs in permanent adoptive homes that have been carefully screened. If you are interested in adopting one of our wonderful pugs, please contact us at

he Pet Care industry is big, and it’s growing. So how does a new pet care business stand out in growing market? Ask Beaverton resident, and business owner, Rafael Montelongo. He will tell you there are three things that BARKLANDIA, Beaverton’s newest doggie daycare, grooming, and pet hotel does to stand out: Provide a quality service and be passionate about it; Earn the trust of clients by being consistent, reliable, and most importantly, learning from mistakes that are made, and finally, have a higher purpose or mission that guides your work. Enter the slogan, “Pet Care with a Purpose”. For Montelongo, that manifests in a belief that personal and professional fulfillment can be found by giving back to others. For Barklandia, that means a portion of all daycare profits are shared with Wounded Warrior Project® and 4 Paws for Ability®. Both

foundations are aimed at improving the quality of life of others… for WWP it’s about helping those who has been injured while serving in the military…for 4 Paws it about providing highly trained service dogs to enrich the lives of children living with medical conditions. Barklandia also offers a Pet Hotel discount to those on the front lines of service: First Responders, Active/Retired Military/Public Educators. “Opening Barklandia was a way to pursue my lifelong dream of owning my own pet care business, and do so in a way that can make the world a better place for everyone.” Montelongo says.

Barklandia is located at 8625 SW Scholls Ferry Road, at the corner of Hall and Scholls Ferry Rd. Visit us at, 503.430.5821

Fresh Air: Cat Adoption

Cats that need new homes

attention, and will show my gratitude with head butts and purrs. I’m initially a little shy, but after a few pets, I’ll be your new best friend. Come and meet this regal gentleman at Cat’s Cradle Rescue 503-320-6079.

from Cat’s Cradle Pet Adoption

Buddy Love (7yrs old)


uddy Love-that’s me, and I’m a total love bug! I’m looking for a quiet home where I can have your attention all to myself. Head butts, petting, snuggles, lap time-I love it all! And when I get to know you, I’ll wrap around your legs and flop over for a tummy rub! I’m front declawed, so I need to be indoor only. How about some love, and a buddy?

My name’s Buddy Love!

JJ (1-2 years) Hi I’m JJ. I raised 6 kittens of my own who all found homes, and now it’s my turn. I’m a friendly gal who loves pets and chin scratches, as well as carrying toys around. I still

Hi, I’m JJ!

Matthew Here!

must have that maternal instinct! I’m a bit of a talker, and will keep you entertained with my different vocalizations. I’m good with other cats, but afraid of dogs. Come meet me at Cat’s Cradle Rescue. Gift Baskets


Matthew (2 years) I’m all dressed up in my tuxedo with no place to go, unless it’s with you. I spent last winter outside on my own, so I’m ready for the indoor life. I love laps and Arrangements

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connecting Residents to their community Our Town: TVF&R

Fire Chief Deric Weiss Takes Helm of TVF&R With a commitment to innovation Public Safety


ince the formation of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue in 1989, there have only been three fire chiefs. On July 1, Chief Deric Weiss became the fourth. In a traditional “Transfer of Command Ceremony,” the responsibilities of providing service to 11 cities and four counties — as well as providing guidance to 650 career and volunteer personnel — passed from Chief Mike Duyck to Chief Weiss. Chief Duyck retired at the end of June after more than 30 years in the fire service. Following a rigorous internal selection process, the Board of Directors tapped Weiss, who Seal & Protect Your Concrete Surfaces Today!

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Deric Weiss gave his first public address after being sworn in as the district’s new fire chief during a Transfer of Command Ceremony on July 1 at Rolling Hills Community Church.

previously served as assistant chief, to take the helm of the district. Chief Weiss spent the beginning of 2019 working closely with Chief Duyck to ensure a

smooth leadership transition. “This is an exciting time,” said Chief Weiss. “Having a change in command is a rare occurrence for our department. We’ve benefitted from

having leaders who dedicated many years to this organization and the fire service. I have some big shoes to fill, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve.” Weiss volunteered and served as an intern before being hired by TVF&R as a firefighter in 1994. Since then, he served on the Hazardous Materials Team for several years and promoted through the ranks of apparatus operator, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, division chief, and assistant chief. He’s been involved with several local and statewide fire service initiatives including emergency communications, dispatch, hazardous materials response, government affairs, and interoperability. Strengthening relationships with community partners and

exploring opportunities to work with other organizations to create safer communities are priorities for the new chief. In preparation for his new role, Chief Weiss evaluated what the District can do differently to enhance the services TVF&R provides, starting with a reorganization of work groups and operations. “I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and getting to work,” Chief Weiss said. “I plan to have a renewed focus on our people, and I will carry on Chief Duyck’s commitment to innovation.”

For more TVFR news, visit

Our Town: Beaverton Police Department

Don’t miss the party, come to National Night Out! Tuesday, August 6th from 6 to 8pm Public Safety

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eaverton’s annual National Night Out event will be held on Tuesday, August 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Beaverton City Park (across from the Beaverton City Library). Kids and adults alike can enjoy a police K-9 demonstration as well as free treats, games and prizes, fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and much more. Beat the heat by running through the park’s popular water fountain, which will remain on throughout the entire event. All are welcome and the event is free! Millions of neighbors take part in various types of

National Night Out events across thousands of communities from all fifty states. The event was created to give citizens an opportunity to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community

relations. This “celebration of community” has proven to be an effective and fun-filled event to bring Beaverton citizens together with local businesses, first responders, and city officials.

We hope to see you there! Follow BPD on Facebook, Twitter, and NextDoor for up to date information. You can also visit:

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connecting residents to their Community Employer Spotlight: Dirkse CC

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On the road to discovery

Anyone missing $10,000 in cash?

Meet Jenecia

Money found on MAX train

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n May 2019, Jenecia Lawson had one thing on her mind – to become an active member of her new community. After relocating to Oregon from Florida, Jenecia came around to the idea of looking for employment, beginning her career path exploration journey with Dirkse Counseling and Consulting’s Discovery Specialist, Tara McIntosh. Discovery is a person-centered process for individuals like Jenecia to help identify their unique talents and contributions and help define their work interests through a wide range of activities, such as job shadows or informational interviews. With Jenecia’s interests and skills in mind, Tara connected with Dirkse CC’s Director of Business Development and Amplify! Events, Cindy Bahl, to have Jenecia participate in work experiences or job shadows, and to perform informational interviews. Having been active in the Portland metro area for over 22 years, it was easy for Dirkse CC to tap into the great partnerships with businesses in the community such as the Beaverton Downtown Association and Portland Badge & Sign. Kevin Teater, Executive Director of the Beaverton Downtown Association, was eager to have Jenecia come in and lend him a hand doing data entry. Through this work experience, she was able to learn a new task and gain new skills, while Tara observed Jenecia’s work performance and identified her strengths and weaknesses.

B Michael Carlson, owner of Portland Badge & Sign also provided a work experience for Jenecia, where she worked side-by-side with the office assistant, Alyssa learning how to greet customers, make phone calls, process payments, and file and shred documents. Alyssa also made time to sit down with Jenecia for an informational interview, helping her see if a job like this was the right fit for her. When Discovery Specialist, Tara, asked Jenecia what she likes the most about the Discovery process so far, she said that she loved the variety of tasks that she’s experienced, especially the ones in an office setting. After completing Discovery, Jenecia hopes to get an office position where she can keep herself busy and brighten her new coworkers’ lives with her exuberant personality.

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ecause that’s exactly what a TriMet crew discovered on a MAX train during an overnight shift in Beaverton. The sanding team was checking the sand boxes on the trains, as they do every night. The sand is used at times to give the train wheels more traction and the boxes are stored under seats near the cabs of the trains. When one worker looked under a seat, he spotted some bills. He looked closer and discovered it was a “wad of cash.” Once the crew started counting it up, they discovered it was actually $10,000. The workers held up the stacks of cash so their actions could be captured by the security cameras on the train. The crewmembers alerted a supervisor and turned over the money. “I cannot believe someone would ditch money on a train,” said one of the service workers. “Those trains go from Gresham, through Portland to Beaverton and Hillsboro, and then back again. It seems like that’s a bad idea. Anyone could have found it.” Beaverton police were contacted because of the amount of money, along with the fact the money was clearly hidden

away on the train. Investigators could not connect the money to a specific crime. Nobody has come forward to claim the cash, either. “So, if you’re missing $10,000 that you left behind on a MAX train, contact Beaverton Police. However, you may have some explaining to do,” according to TriMet. If an owner is not identified, the money could go into the city of Beaverton’s general fund, based on the Oregon Revised Statutes found property rules. TriMet commended the

actions of the service workers. “They take a lot of pride in the job they do and their comradery on the graveyard shift. Their supervisor is proud of their actions too, not just when it comes to the cash but how they work hard every night to get the trains ready for TriMet’s riders,” according to a TriMet statement.

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Socializing for Life The National Institute on Aging provides a few ideas to get you started:

One of four protective factors in brain health Senior Living


hat do dogs, young children, teenagers, young parents, middle-aged people and elders have in common? We all need socialization! Social engagement is one of four protective factors in brain health later in life. The Alzheimer’s Association provides the following facts: • Social engagement is associated with living longer with fewer disabilities • Staying engaged in the community offers you an opportunity to maintain your skills • Remaining both socially

and mentally active may support brain health and possibly delay the onset of dementia. Healthline adds, “Compelling research suggest seniors who spend most of their time in their immediate home environment are almost twice as likely to

develop Alzheimer’s disease compared to those who travel more.” While socializing is important, it’s not always easy to do. Changing abilities are a reality; however, everyone can stay engaged in meaningful activities with appropriate supports.

• Cultivate your social network (partner, children, friends), interacting with them daily to weekly. Go to visit friends or family. • Participate in social groups or any organization weekly • Visit a senior center and take part in its events and activities • Attend local events, such as the theater, concert, or a sporting event • Join a group interested in a specific hobby like knitting, hiking, bird watching, or painting • Visit local museums. Many offer free group tours. • Play cards or other games with friends • Volunteer at a local

nonprofit organization. • Take a cooking, art, dance, language or computer class. • Form or join a book or film club. Even as abilities change, everyone can engage in meaningful activities. Address barriers to participation. Is a care partner needed? Modifications to previously enjoyed activities might make them doable again. People who stay engaged experience a happier life.

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The Fear of Selling One’s Home It can be an emotional journey Senior Living


elling a home is not only about addressing the possessions that have been collected; it is also about the emotional journey transitioning from one location to another. And fear is often a prominent emotion that arises. So how does one combat it and continue to move forward? Like training for a competition, one can prepare for a move mentally, physically and emotionally. Morning is the best time to prepare for the day, making it a perfect time to ‘exercise mentally’. Meditation calms and relaxes the mind and You Tube offers guided practices, short and long. Throughout the day, write ten things for which you are thankful. The benefit is it trains the mind to go towards the positive. Selling a home is stressful and can become personal. This activity helps to develop an arm’s length mentality, so when negotiations occur, it is not seen as a personal assault when the buyer aims for a price reduction or closing cost credit. Thirdly, create a vision board of why you are moving and

where you are moving next. This keeps you focused on the goal, maintains motivation and inspires joy. Physical preparation yields wonderful benefits. Three exercises that can serve any age are walking, yoga and swimming. They are gentle on the body, can be done at or near home and may be done if physical challenges exist. Lastly, is emotional training, which includes 6-8 hours’ sleep, drinking a quart to 1-gallon of water daily and eating healthily. Mental, physical and emotional training overlap and strengthen each other. Remember, being sale ready includes preparing yourself, as well as the home, making it as valuable as staging, addressing deferred maintenance and creating curbside appeal. By Kimberly Shute: If you would like to learn more about real estate and move management services, please contact Kimberly. We serve seniors through real estate and move management services. Call 971-227-1302 or visit www.

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Our Town: City News

Fresh Air: Portland General Electric

Metro Affordable Housing

Think clean electric vehicles are out of your range? by 81 percent in 2018 over Think again. 2017.* It’s not surprising

Bond Update Our City


n November, Metro voters approved a $652.8 million bond, $31.1 million of which will be allocated for City of Beaverton projects. The city has developed a Local Implementation Strategy (LIS) to outline how these funds will be used to create safe, affordable housing options in our community. The Local Implementation Strategy introduces the process of how the city plans to incentivize the creation of 218 affordable housing units. This plan was informed in part by community input received at a series of listening sessions held from February to May.






The plan was presented to the City Council in May. An updated version based on feedback will be presented to City Council in July, with final approval of the plan expected in September. Community outreach and opportunities for feedback will continue as bond projects proceed.

Beaverton’s potential first affordable housing development using bond dollars, the Mary Ann at SW 1st St. & SW Main Ave., is tentatively scheduled to break ground in early 2020.

Fresh Air

There’s an EV for EVeryone


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• TriMet is rolling out the first wind-powered, all-electric buses in the country this spring. • Affordable, long-rang electric bicycle options are zooming in popularity. • Electric car sales jumped

given that new EVs travel 150 miles or more on a single charge and cost two-thirds less to own and operate than a gas-powered car.** • EVs can also qualify for $5,000 in Oregon rebates and a $7,500 federal tax credit.

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connecting residents to their Community Student Corner: Teen Essay

There was an earthquake in California last month and I was there! Oregon could be next so learn how to stay safe Student Essay


bout a month ago, I went to California to visit some family. What I didn’t know was that during my short three-day excursion, I would experience my first ever earthquake. Many of you are probably aware of the many earthquakes that have been occurring, specifically in California. Before I went there, I hadn’t really thought about the fact that I could potentially

be in one. Before I knew it, my aunt was informing me that I slept through two that happened during the night. I’m not going to lie; I was a little disappointed with myself and my heavy sleeping. To a small extent, I had always wondered how it would feel to be in an earthquake. Well, after the next day, July 5th, wondering was no longer necessary. I was at Disney California Adventure in line for the Incredicoaster when the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck at approximately 8:20 pm. Since the earthquake was near Ridgecrest and I was in Anaheim, I didn’t feel it as

strongly as other parts of California. But, when I was in line and saw everything swaying as if I was in a rocking crib, I knew immediately that an earthquake was happening. The rides were shut down, and fortunately no one was hurt. Even though I thought the experience was in a way kind of thrilling, I’m well aware that these dangerous natural disasters should not be taken lightly. If you are ever in an earthquake, drop onto your hands and knees, cover your head and neck (either with your hands or go under a table), and hold on! Since Oregon is a higher risk

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iana Fairhurst, a kind and tenacious mother of three boys, is selling her profitable business to spend more time with her family. After sixteen successful years owning and operating the combined Curves/ Jenny Craig franchise location with her family in Aloha, Fairhurst is ready to move on to her next adventure as a full-time mom and wife. The center (located at 20229 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy) features efficient workouts designed for women and a scientifically proven and award-winning weight management program. Every member at Diana’s center receives individualized coaching from thoroughly trained and passionate staff. The Curves workout utilizes hydraulics to give clients a complete strength and cardio workout in just thirty minutes. Diana became dedicated to the concept after working at a Curves gym in Great Falls, MT twenty years ago. She was inspired to help other women build strength and “become themselves again.” This passion and effort has resulted in multiple corporate awards for leadership and top franchisee of the year. Members of the Aloha location truly understand the unique concepts offered at Curves that men in the

area for an earthquake because of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, I recommend to research more about how to stay safe.

area also wanted to participate, so Diana created specific co-ed hours. Thousands of women and men have lost weight and gotten healthier, stronger, and more resilient at Fairhurst’s Curves/ Jenny Craig. In addition, participants have generously supported our community over the years thanks to fundraising efforts through the center, to The American Cancer Society, St. Vincent De Paul, and local food banks. Another benefit for clients is connection and socialization, especially for older patrons. Diana’s staff and loyal clients are sad to see her go, but understand her desire to seek fulfillment by nurturing and protecting her family, while exploring new hobbies like photography. The next person or persons to own this business will be successful if they are as passionate and committed to clients and the community as Diana has been.

To learn more about this opportunity or the benefits of the Curves/Jenny Craig programs, email Diana at

nsemble Jazz Experience connects adult jazz students who share a passion for music to learn and create music together in an ongoing band. • Connect to your love of music and the people who share that passion. • Share in the experience of learning and growing as a musician. • Create community and connecting by sharing music with others. The Experience Ensemble Jazz Experience is the context where you can learn to be your best musician. Playing regularly with adult students, we work on sight reading, improvising over chord changes, playing in different styles of jazz from afro-cuban and funk, to swing and samba. We employ all the elements of music from listening, ear training, articulation, melodic interpretation, jazz theory, improvisation, arranging and jazz history. In Ensemble Jazz Experience we value your desire to improve over your current aptitude. Our adult students are placed in a steady jazz ensemble of similar ability to ensure optimal growth and the best experience. Every adult jazz ensemble student contributes equally to the collaborative; creative experience. As an adult musician, if you are looking to make real improvement in your playing through regular opportunities, matched with seasoned professional faculty who teach as well as they play, we are for you.

Meet Tina Richerson Founder Tina Richerson fell in love with music in fifth grade band class while living in Chelan, WA. and has followed her passion from that time forward. After completing her Baccalaureate (Univ. of Idaho) and Master’s degree (Univ. of Washington) in music, she began working as a band leader, freelance musician and educator in Seattle for 10 years. In 2006 she moved to New York City to do the same. Upon returning to the northwest in 2016 Tina recognized a gap in the education culture. “It seems There are many adult amateur and semi-pro musicians who would love to be in a steady small jazz ensemble improving their overall musicianship and improvisation skills. There are local youth programs and some located in Portland but nothing offered in Beaverton or year-round anywhere. So here we are!” Become a jazz master The study of Jazz offers high level technical growth and mastery. Jazz requires understanding and application of history, theory,

harmony and ear training to fully participate. When you study jazz, you study all aspects of music. This provides the best and most well-rounded musical education and experience. We address the essential elements of musicianship and teach you how to be the best contributing member in your small jazz ensemble. Nonverbal communication, focused listening, and group dynamics are essential for making great music.

The Ensemble Jazz Experience is affiliated with JazzBand Masterclass in Washington D.C. which has been supporting the growing jazz community for over 15 years. For more information on how you can CONNECT, SHARE & CREATE with us, please contact Tina Richerson (Director and Founder) at 917-202-9816 or visit our website:

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connecting Residents to their community Literary Corner: Flash Fiction

The Devil’s Golden Handcuffs Genre: Allegory Flash Fiction


n a sleepy hamlet just over the hill, a man named Jim put an ad in the paper for a day-laborer to dig him a hole. Three townsfolk, being down on their luck, answered the ad. The first, a man well past his prime, spent half a day digging before Jim offered him a glass of water. The older man thanked Jim and drank, though it tasted tinny and stale. The man continued to dig at Jim’s direction, until he had a hole that was three feet wide, eight feet long, and six

feet deep. Then the man keeled over dead from a heart attack. The second, a single mother of three, spent considerably longer digging. Jim paid less than she’d have liked but a

fair market wage for digging. She was immeasurably strong and had babies to feed, so she returned, day after day, until the hole got hotter and the screams got louder and she could no longer see the opening at the top. Despite all her good intentions, she never saw her children again. The third, a young man with more debt than opportunity, took the job because he thought he was supposed to. But after the first shovelful, he became suspicious. When he hit three feet down, he asked, “What’s this hole for anyway?” Surprised, Jim responded,

“No one’s ever asked me that.” The young man suddenly noticed scores of other patches nearby, covered in loose earth. “I’ve hit a rock,” the man told Jim. “I can’t go any further.” “Nonsense,” said Jim, hopping into the hole to prove there was no rock. But once Jim started digging, the spell holding the young man transferred to Jim. The young man then scrambled out of the hole and away, leaving Jim to dig the same shovelful of dirt, over and over, for the rest of eternity.

Mary Elizabeth Summer is the author of the young-adult Trust Me mystery series. She lives in Beaverton with her wife, their daughter, their dog, and their evil overlor— er, cats.

Community Submission: Ask The Beaverton Car Guy

I heard that water spots can damage my car’s paint Is this true? Car Guy •

Hello Beaverton readers!


his month we are going to talk about horrible water spots on our vehicle’s paint and windows. Compared to other dreaded irritants to your car’s paint (like overspray, tar, squashed bugs, or other debris) water spots sound pretty tame. The fact is, that water spot has the potential to damage your paint every bit as much as many other troublesome contaminants. Water usually comes in contact with your car in one of three ways: • Overspray (sprinklers, etc.), • Nature (rain) • or washing So how can a little bit of water hurt your car’s finish? Water contains varying amounts of minerals and microscopic debris, or particle pollutants, which can not only dull your car’s finish but have the potential to do real harm to your vehicle’s paint. 1. Common Water Spot Regular old tap water can cause a buildup of total dissolved solids (TDS) on your car’s paint. Naturally occurring minerals are found in water. Hard water is rich in dissolved minerals, especially magnesium and calcium. These minerals lead to water spots or hard chalk-like deposits (called limescale) that are difficult to remove. 2. Bonded Mineral Particle pollutants include microscopic particles from sources

such as forest fires, smoke from wood stoves, emissions from industrial plants and vehicles, and dust from construction sites. These tiny particles can either fall on your car in the form of dust or mix with rainwater to plague your paint’s finish. Rainwater is always acidic to some degree. Acid rain, as we know it, is rain with higher amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids absorbed from the atmosphere. These contaminants combine to create water spots and leave behind hard deposits after the water evaporates. These deposits can bond to your car’s paint and even erode the clear coat If not removed properly. 3. Etching Etching is typically seen when water spots are baked into the finish as a result of high heat or direct sunlight. Severe etching can require the use of an abrasive means to correct the situation including wet sanding for severe cases. A qualified professional is recommended in this scenario as improper handling and application can lead to irreparable damage to the car body.

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How to remove water spots from your car. A solid start is a complete wash and dry. Yes, I know you know how to wash a car, but here are a few tips and reminders to make your car washing experience more efficient and successful. Many dealers recommend using portable deionizers or in-line water softeners for car washing. While water quality is an all-important aspect of water spotting prevention, many consumers do not own or can’t afford these extras. As an alternative, buy a few gallons of distilled water at your local grocery store to use as a final rinse after washing your car and rinsing with your ordinary tap water. Tips for Washing your Car • Avoid washing your car in direct sunlight. A shaded area goes a long way to help keep your entire car wet during the washing process so that water does not dry on the car and lead to more water spots. • Be sure that you rinsed all loose debris away from the car. Never wipe a dry car or begin washing before rinsing away debris or you may inadvertently scratch

the finish. It’s preferable to use a washing mitt with long strands that will not grind debris into the car. The all-important rinse bucket will keep your mitt or sponge clear of dirt and grime as you wash so that you are not depositing that dirt onto other areas as your wash. Be sure to replace dirty rinse water as needed. Wash the wheels first to prevent soot and grime from splashing on the clean car. Have plenty of clean drying towels on hand. Never air dry your car as evaporation is not your friend. A thorough drying process will go a long way to preventing new water spots and will leave your finish looking much nicer. We recommend using good quality microfiber towels. White vinegar is a low pH form of acetic acid and is a great hard water spot remover. The minerals found in hard water such as calcium hydroxide (slaked lime) have a high pH factor and usually respond well when treated with vinegar or other low pH removers. Prepare the vinegar solution by emptying equal parts of white vinegar and distilled water into the bucket.

Preventing Water Spots As with any maintenance and repair, prevention is critical. The best way to get rid of water spots on your car is through routine care. • Keep your vehicle clean – Wash your car on a regular basis and never air dry. • Always use a clean, soft towel or microfiber cloth to dry your car thoroughly. • Use a quality car wax or sealant to keep your car’s finish protected and looking good. • Watch where you park – Avoid areas where sprinklers or overspray is likely to occur. I hope this information is useful, as 3 or 4 people have asked about water spot removal due to sprinklers and not drying their vehicle after washing. Thank You all for reading. Please keep in mind if anyone has a vehicle to sell or needs help with a new or pre-owned vehicle, we are a licensed Dealer/Broker and we can help with your automotive needs. We can be reached at or (503) 930-1493 By Larry “The Car Guy“ Ferguson Image by Neri Vill from Pixabay

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connecting residents to their Community Learning Corner: Musings of a Beaverton Mom

Don’t go Broke Buying Clothes for your Kids

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lthough it’s back to school season, the reality is kids need new clothes all the time. Between growth spurts, season changes, and the general messiness of life, there’s always a reason to be on the hunt for kid’s apparel. Any parent knows, your kids’ clothing, shoes, and accessories add up fast. Thankfully, there are a variety of options to keep their closet within budget. Consignment Shops My first stop (for about anything kid related) is a consignment shop. Stores sell gently used clothing, toys, and more, at a deep discount. Shops inspect every item for quality before accepting them for sale. Since little kids are notorious for growing out of things instantaneously, you can easily find pieces in new (or likenew) condition. My personal favorites around Beaverton include Baby to Baby, Baby & Me, and Hoot-n-Annie. Consignment Events Twice a year (spring and fall), several businesses host pop-up consignment sales. These multi-day events are fantastic places to find deals on all things kid related for ANY age. Typically, the final day offers an additional 50% off many items. Consignors price items themselves, so you can find real STEALS on clothes, shoes, toys, and more. You’ll need to come early for the best selection and be prepared to spend some time in line as these events are POPULAR.

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Hand-me-Downs Consider it the old-fashioned way, but hand-me-downs get more life out of your kids’ clothes and effectively stretch your budget. Hand-me-downs work great for siblings. Additionally, a quick scan of any online moms’ group will find other moms looking to pass on their kids’ clothing.

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Community Submission: Health & Happiness

Enjoy the Sun

Keep it Cool

(Without Harming Your Skin)



e all enjoy more time outdoors when the sun is out. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime as a result of sun exposure. The good news is that sunscreen and covering up can help prevent skin cancer including its deadliest form, melanoma. “Understanding how sunscreen works can help you better protect your skin, reducing the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging,” says Dr. Rebecca Bremner of The Oregon Clinic Portland Dermatology. Physicians recommend regular use of broad-spectrum sunscreens on sun-exposed skin to help prevent skin cancer and slow visible signs of aging. Choose the Right Sunscreen • For the best protection, sunscreen should be SPF 50+

and broad-spectrum (able to protect against UVA and UVB). SPF refers only to how well sunscreen protects against UVB. • Look for these key UVA-blocking ingredients: Avobenzone, Mexoryl, Zinc oxide, Titanium dioxide How Much Sunscreen Do I Need? • About 1 ounce—a shot glass full or a large adult handful—should be enough to cover an adult’s entire body.

or swimming. Apply sunscreen prior to sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen before spending prolonged time in the car, since UVA passes through the glass windows and can harm skin. Avoid Direct Sunlight & Wear Sun-Protective Clothing • Avoid midday sun exposure and cover up with clothing, a broad-brimmed hat, and sunglasses. Thorough sun protection requires multiple elements: effective sunscreen, protective clothing and avoiding peak UV hours between 10am and 2pm, when rays are most harmful.

How Often Should I Apply Sunscreen? • Sunscreen loses effectiveness after a few hours. You should apply ample amounts of sunscreen every 2 hours, even if you’re not sweating

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Summer Hydration



s temperatures slowly but surely climb and we spend more of our day on outside activity, it’s time to remind ourselves of the importance of hydration. Fluids are essential for the proper function of every single system of your body. According to a recent Harvard medical study, the average person needs 30-50 ounces of water a day to maintain a healthy body. Surprisingly, the Mayo clinic reports caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea don’t actually increase your risk of dehydration . However, caffeine can contribute to headaches or disruption of your sleep patterns, so water is still the healthiest choice of beverage. Water not only helps to keep your body cool, but also carries nutrients through your blood, carries toxins out of your body, protects your organs and spinal cord, and lubricates your joints. Some tips to make sure you drink enough water throughout the day:

• Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning and before every meal • Carry a reusable water bottle with you to work or in the car so you always have water on hand • Include foods in your diet that hydrate, such as watermelon, tomatoes, or leafy greens • Drink water before and after exercise, and any prolonged time spent in the sun Chiropractic Physicians particularly recommend hydration before and after any bodywork, as it helps to flush out toxins and makes your regular chiropractic adjustments easier. So whether you’re playing in the sun or relaxing in the air conditioning, make water your best friend all year round.

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Pisa, it’s more than just a tower

right next to the tower, which doesn’t get as much attention as the tower.

Travel log of Italy Travel Essay

The Leaning Tower

Port of Livorno


s a native Oregonian, I should be able to ignore the rain showers as our Princess Cruise ship approached the largest sea port in Italy, the port of Livorno. Since ancient times, the city has always been an important port, holding as many as 300 ships in its harbor. The port was so important that for a time, Napoleon took over the city in 1808. Built in a natural cove, Livorno was ruled by the Republic of Pisa throughout the Middle Ages. It was sold to Milan in 1399 (ruled by the Visconti family) and then in 1407, it was sold to Genoa. Finally, in 1421 Livorno was sold to Florence and for the next 300 years, it was under the rule of the Medici family. Unfortunately, the city was damaged during the World War II bombings that destroyed

many landmarks and historical buildings including the Cathedral and the Synagogue. We didn’t have much time at this port as we headed to the town of Pisa. The town of Pisa The distance from the port of Livorno to the town of Pisa is approximately 3 hours of motor-coaching through the winding, Tuscany country side and spotting their legendary wineries, and the occasional sheep. Our guide for the day, Martina, was very informative and once we arrived into the town of Pisa, our motor coach had to park only in areas reserved just for motor coaches. Definitely wear good walking

shoes. Martina was instrumental in guiding us through the many cobblestone streets, back alleys and even a street named ‘Leonardo da Vinci’, to reach our destination – the leaning tower of Pisa. Though the walk was about 35 minutes, our guide never stopped talking about the rich history of this town. The fascinating stone wall, seen on our walk around the city, is a prime example of a medieval wall that is mostly still intact. A major trade center, Pisa was under constant attack and is understandably why they built such a great wall. Our walk ended with a glimpse first of the beautiful and imposing Cathedral and Baptistery that are

Originally built as a freestanding bell tower for the city’s cathedral, it is a marvel of architectural wonder from the middle ages. The cathedral complex (or Piazza dei Miracoli, which means Field of Miracles), includes the cathedral, Baptistery and the bell tower. The first building constructed was the cathedral, or Duomo di Pisa, which rests on a white marble pavement and is an impressive example of Romanesque architecture. The next building added was the baptistery just west of the dome. The tower was built on top of subsoil and due to the watery ground, the foundation was initially built only 10 feet deep. Fun Fact: As the first story of the tower was completed, the south side began to sink. The builders tried to make it look better by building the columns and arches on the south side

about an inch taller than those on the north side. However, by the time they got to the fourth story, they had to make the southern columns 2 inches taller than the northern ones. The tower just continued to lean, and because of the difficulties the construction was stopped. It would take 172 years to complete the tower, even as it leaned more and more. This town is worth a second visit not only for the incredible history but to sample the many wineries and restaurants waiting to be discovered!

By Joyce Bates: Sun Connections Travel & Cruises is located in Beaverton and has become the ‘go to’ travel agency for all occasions. For more information or to book your next trip, call 503-655-4850 or email **Travel Layaway plans available!

Community Submission: Health & Happiness

Radiance is more than skin deep Tips for taking care of your skin



he skin is a large organ – it weighs almost 10 pounds on the average adult and covers about 2 square meters of territory. It provides a barrier from the outside world and gives shelter to the internal world. It protects us against light, friction, temperature extremes and infectious agents. It serves as a calorie reservoir, gives us sensations for both pleasure and pain and serves to warn us against danger. It allows us to

grasp and manipulate objects. Our skin also reflects our internal health and shows signs of illness – ranging from mild to serious. Our skin’s health depends on many factors: adequate water, good nutrition, healthy fats, moisture, some—but

not too much sun—and hormones. If you suffer from chronic skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, try a hypoallergenic diet for 6 weeks. Foods like dairy, gluten, sugar, alcohol, corn and eggs can all trigger skin reactions. Vegetables and richly colored fruits are high in antioxidants which protect the skin from aging. Healthy fats rich in omega fatty acids—such as raw nuts and seeds, fish (avoid tuna and shark), avocados and olives—help heal and nourish your skin. These dietary changes, along with

an omega rich supplement, can make a huge difference. When I do a dietary cleanse, I am often amazed at how much softer and healthier my skin feels. Washing too often, or with water that is too hot, can strip your skin of healthy oils and bacteria and lead to dry itchy skin. Use warm water, gentle cleanser or even green tea to clean your face. Put on a clean simple moisturizing cream after washing. While some sun is good for your skin, too much increases aging and is a risk factor in many skin cancers.

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Twenty minutes of direct sunlight is plenty, then use a high-quality sunscreen or light clothing for protection. Healthy skin glows and shows the health of the body. It always gives me such pleasure to see my patient’s radiance return.

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Looking for Something to Do? Get Out & About! Senior Living: Viva Village

Aging is a team sport, let’s do it together!

Thursday Night Social (open to all) Thursday, August 15, 6 pm.The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton. RSVP appreciated.

Viva Village Events Senior Living Nature Walk (open to all) Saturday, August 3, 9:30 am. Summerlake Loop, 11450 SW Winterlake Drive,Tigard.

Special Volunteer Meeting (open to all) Friday, August 16, 10 am-12 noon, Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th Street, Beaverton. Opportunity for volunteers and prospective volunteers to discover new ways to be involved with the Village. RSVP.

Women’s Coffee (open to all) Tuesday August 6 and 20,10 am. Jim and Patty’s Coffee, 4130 SW 117th Ave. Beaverton. Treasure Hunters (members and volunteers) Tuesday, August 6,1pm. Visit to local thrift shops: Value Village and Union Gospel. Meet at Viva Village office for carpooling, 4509 SW Griffith Drive. RSVP. Quilters and Knitters Interest Group (members and volunteers) Thursday, August 8, 1-2:30 pm. Private home in Westbrook neighborhood. Work on personal projects while sharing ideas and expertise. RSVP for address.

Life Stories (members and volunteers) Tuesday, August 13,1:30-3:30 pm. Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denney Road, Beaverton. Get to know fellow Viva Village members and volunteers while listening to and sharing life stories. RSVP. Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond (members, volunteers and guests) Wednesday, August 14, 1pm. Cedar Hills McMenamins, 2885 Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton. RSVP recommended.

Pinochle Players (members and volunteers) Friday, August 16, 1-3 pm. Private home in West Beaverton. Join others who enjoy this classic game for an afternoon of cards and conversation. RSVP for address. Village Forum (open to all) Monday, August 19, 2-3:30 pm. Fireside Room at First United Methodist Church, 12555 SW 4th Street, Beaverton. Executive Director of Sisters of the Road will speak about the work of her or-

ganization in addressing the needs of the homeless in Portland area. Men’s Coffee Break (open to all) Tuesday, August 27, 10-11 am. Ki Coffee (formerly Solace and Fine Espresso), 4655 SW Griffith Dr. #160, Beaverton. History Interest Group (members and volunteers) Wednesday, August 28, 10 am-3 pm. Trip to Oregon City to visit the McLoughlin House, the Municipal Elevator, and McMenamins where the group will enjoy lunch. Meet at Viva Village Office (4905 SW Griffith Drive) for carpooling. RSVP.

Become a Viva Village Volunteer! We are a not-for-profit grassroots, membership organization that serves as a key resource to Beaverton-area older adults who wish to pursue independent, active, and connected lives. Volunteers deliver a wide array of individual services to members as well as develop social/ cultural events and activities. They also provide all Village organizational and office support, as well as serve on committees and work teams. Learn how you can help! We invite you to offer your time, talents, and interests to this growing community that is reshaping the experience of aging. Join us to explore the many possibilities:

For more Information or to RSVP, call 503-746-5082 or email or. To see a complete list of April events, go to

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Out & About: Washington County Visitors Association

Washington County Event Calendar Out & About

Forest Grove Uncorked!

August 17 – Main Street in Forest Grove,

Sherwood Saturday Market

Through September 28 (Saturdays) – SW Pine Street

Sunflower Festival

August 17 through 25 – Lee Farms (Tualatin)

Hillsboro’s Saturday Farmers Market

Fiesta en el Parque

Through October 26 (Saturdays) – Downtown,

August 18 – Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park,

Tigard’s Sunday Farmers Market Through October 29 (Sundays) – Public Works parking lot,

Forest Grove Farmers Market

Through October 30 (Wednesdays) – Downtown Forest Grove,

Aloha Farmers Market

Through October 31 (Thursdays) – Aloha


August 1 through September 1 – Deb Fennell Auditorium (Tigard)

Showtime at Shute: Summer Concert Series

August 1 and 8 – Shute Park (Hillsboro)

Tualatin Crawfish Festival August 2 through 3 – Tualatin


Community Park

Canines Uncorked Wine Tour

August 3 – Various Washington County Wineries,

Crawfish Crawl

August 3 – Tualatin City Park crawfish-crawl

Summer Fest with Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals

First Tuesday Art Walk

August 10 – Henry Hagg Lake (Gaston)

Toast to the Tunes Concert Series

La Strada Dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival

August 8 and 22 – Oak Knoll Winery

Elephant Garlic Festival

August 9 through 11 – Jessie Mays Community Center (North Plains)

Garlic Festival Half Marathon, 10K and 5k

August 3 and 4 – Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals (Hillsboro)

August 10 – Jessie Mays Community Center,

WinCo Foods Portland Open

Field & Vine Dinner at Beckham Estate

August 5 through 11 – Pumpkin Ridge (North Plains)


August 6 – Downtown Hillsboro

August 10 – Beckham Estate Vineyard beckham-estate

August 23 through 25 – Horning’s Hideout (North Plains)

Wapato Showdown

August 24 – Brown Park (Gaston)

August 10 and 11 – Cedar Hills Crossing,

Lily Flower Festival

Through August 11 (Thursdays – Sundays) – Parry’s Tree Farm & Nursery (Forest Grove)

Banks Bar-B-Que and Truck & Tractor Pull August 16 through 18 – Sunset Park & Speedway (Banks)

Beaverton Night Market August 17– Beaverton Round,

The Tualatin Valley is a short drive from Portland and is home to nationally renowned golf courses, award-winning wineries, tax-free shopping, agricultural experiences, outdoor recreational activities and more. With a combination of suburban and rural settings, the Tualatin Valley offers an unparalleled experience for all travelers. (Visit

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Beaverton Farmers Market Map & Vendor Stories

Saturdays: May - November (8am - 1:30pm) Located on SW Hall Blvd (between 3rd & 5th Streets)

Ken & June Hazelnuts Visit Booth #101


alking through the farmers market you notice the faint aroma of sweet vanilla. The Melcher family has been in the business of growing hazelnuts for over 50 years. Ken & June Melcher began farming hazelnuts in 1957 on a 40-acre farm in their home town of St. Paul, Oregon. It was one of the largest filbert orchards in

MUSIC at the Market

Visit our info booth to find these featured vendors: • Oomph Cooking Blends • Susie Q Skin • Thrive Sauce Co.

161 Casa de Tamales

8/3: Sandy Saunders 8/17: Shanghaied on the Willamette 8/24: Rogue River Band 8/31: Blackbird

WHATS IN SEASON? August Garlic Corn Peppers Grapes Melons Artichokes Apricots Peaches Nectarines Plums Eggplant Cucumbers Marionberries Blackberries Blueberries Shelling peas Zucchini Tomatoes Beets Fava beans Radishes Potatoes Carrots Green/Wax Beans Chard & Kale Leafy greens Onions & leeks Cauliflower Onions & leeks Cauliflower

139 Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine

142 Flooded Fox Den Distillery

133 Wild Roots Spirits

143 Freeland Spirits

131 Drink Shrub

148 Price Right Farm

150 Felton & Mary Artisan Foods

164 Eleni’s Kitchen

129 CJ’s Nursery 129 Black Dirt Farm 127 Early Mom

90 Rose City Pepperheads

88 DeNoble's Farm Fresh Produce 87 Lion & Roses Handmade Soap

126 Essance Skincare

85 Lonely Lane Farms

124 Sweet Briar Farms 123 Sinful confections 122 Helvetia Creamery

152 Blue Raven Farmstand 154 ELA Farm 154 Lonesome Whistle Farm

84 Linda Brand Crab

Welcome to Fetzers


174 Liquid Sunshine

R minimally processed. It contains no artificial ingredients, chemicals, preservatives, or coloring. No hormones, injected moisture, or curing accelerators are used. The sausages are made to exacting specifications weekly, with lean 100% meat. We do not use MSG, fillers, or additives that some manufacturers use to add weight and cut costs. You can feel and taste the difference.

169 Big O's Wood Fired Pizza

173 Oofty

167 Tipping the Scales Vegan Bakery

To Key Bank and Farmington Rd

- 3rd St -

63 Info Booth

65 Stephens Farm 67 Twisted Croissant

68 Ah-Nuts

118 Zoe Ann’s Cheesecakes 117 NW Cactus & Succulents

78 Humdinger Foods

116 Dedadent Creations

Visit Booth #101-5 100 The Hummus Stop

101 Ken & June’s Hazelnuts

61 Baird Famly Farms

33 Rainbow Ice

58 Red Hat Melons

36 Portland Creamery

34 Soma

101-1 Portland Ashwagandha Farm

101-22 101-2 Gala Gron Confections Springs

56 True Nature

70 Garden Lane Farms

55 Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels

71 Stoller Farms

51 Sun Gold Farm

1 Greens Bridge Gardens

29 Denison Farms


35 TBees

37 Fressen Artisan Bakery 38 Souper Natural

57 Portland Juice Co.

69 Tango Water Farm

39 Kimo’s Dips

40 Cocacao

41 Rainbow Ice cream 42 Columbia River Sour Dough

28 Momo Cocoa

4 Raindance Organics

27 Sarracenia Northwest 25 The Berry Patch

5 Alex Farm

24 Lady-Lane Farm

11 Portland Farm Girl

23 Danielle's Sauces 43 Nut-tritious Foods 22 44 NOLA Mind Your Manna Doughnuts 45 aMYLK

49 Pumpkin Ridge Gardens

46 Aesthete Tea 47 Suzanne’s Chocolates 48 Pearson Nursery

48 Pearson Nursery

101-6 Landia Skincare

101-9 101-8 101-7 Clean Esotico Don Felipe Products Slate Suds

18 N & M Herb Nursery

101-5 Frogsong Farm

15 Briar Rose Creamery

16 Quinn’s Crabcakes 17 Santo’s Family Farm

101-3 Olympia Provisions

115 Out of Hand 114 111 Pony McCarthy’s Espresso Beverages

110 The Mushroomery

109 Old School Peanut Roasters

108 Green Garden Starts

105 104 Gathering Scratch Together Meats Farm

103 Grano Breads


101-4 Eastside Distilling

To Beaverton City Library Music Stage

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ose City Pepperheads has something for every type of Pepperhead. From the adventurous wicked pepper lovers to the milder just-a-touch-of pepper lovers - we have many choices for all your tastes. Peppers accentuate the fruit flavors in the jelly in a deliciously unique and complex way. We think you’ll love your pepper jellies and soon be making sauces, marinades and finding any reason to use your jellies. All our jellies are free of artificial food coloring, sodium and high fructose corn syrup. All jellies are vegan and gluten free. All produce used is locally grown. Susan McCormick is the brains (and often the brawn) behind Rose City Pepperheads. Her days are spent getting produce from local farmers, making jelly in the kitchen and selling at farmers markets and shows.

Frogsong Farm

168 Wraps

99 Salmon Creek Farm

97 Blue Moon Bakery

80 Martinez Family Farm

119 Great Harvest Hillsboro

182 181 Fetzer’s German Moh's Mobile Sausage Kitchen

Award Winning HandPoured Pepper Jellies

ean pork & beef makes the family recipe come alive with just the right amount of seasonings and spices that make Fetzer’s German Brand Sausage the best, absolutly NO preservatives or additives here, you can taste the difference! Fetzer’s German Brand Sausages are authentic Old World recipe sausages produced using the freshest, leanest, hand crafted all natural meats, and the finest ingredients available. We use Carlton Farms meat exclusively, which is truly “Fresh and Natural.” It is

73 Winters Farms

120 May's Produce and Flowers

To Beaverton Art Court Booths

To Public Restrooms, Playground & Fountain

Visit Booth #90

92 ProFarm Produce

184 Unger Farms

- 4th St -

165 Miami Nice

Visit Booth #182 Visit Booth #182

95 Kaleng Produce

135 McCarthy’s Beverages 134 Gresser Vineyard

149 Thinking Tree Spirits

177 Smokin Rose BBQ

Rose City Pepperheads

136 C’est Si Bon!

- Washington Ave -

8/10: Orenco Station

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179 Edgemaster Mobile Sharpening

Fetzer’s Fetzer’s Sausages Sausages

Beaverton City Park

- Hall Blvd -

Beaverton Farmers Market

the Willamette Valley at the time. As second-generation farmers, we now farm 300 acres of hazelnuts. In 2000, we expanded our business to include packaged, ready to eat hazelnuts, named after the original farmers, Ken and June Melcher. Ken & June’s product line includes raw, dry roasted, and roasted & salted hazelnuts. Their product line also includes a selection of chocolate coated hazelnuts; including Dark and Milk chocolate as well as a delicious Marion berry chocolate coated hazelnut. As a family owned and operated small business, we take great pride in providing a quality, locally grown product for our customers to enjoy all year round.

rogsong Farm is a craft hemp farm near Woodburn, Oregon. We believe safe, effective CBD should be accessible to everyone, so we offer our pure, potent, ethically crafted CBD products at competitive prices. At Frogsong Farm, people will always come before profits. The soil will always come before the sale. When you shop with us, you are supporting a family farm devoted to social and ecological healing. With more CBD for your dollar, earth-conscious practices from seed-to-shelf, and a variety of products to suit your needs, we strive to be the best in the industry. We’re proud to be the first Certified B-Corporation in the hemp business. We hope that when you hear Frogsong Farm, you think of an ally in your family’s health and a positive force in the community. Please share our story, share our CBD, and talk about Frogsong Farm with the people you love!

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Featured Vendors Beaverton Farmers Market <---Vendor stories continued from previous page A Shortcut to YUM!

World’s Best Crabcakes! From our hives to your home

Local raw honey, creamed raw honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and more. 503-858-7207 Booth #35

Simply the best! Fresh and handmade from locally caught dungeness. 503-709-6984 Booth #16

Award Winning pepper jellies

Fresh Falafel Sandwiches

100% Grass Fed Beef

Heritage Pork On-Farm USDA processing 503-845-4252 Booth #85

Dehydrated & milled vegetables and herbs carefully blended into scrumptious cooking blends. Visit Info Booth #63

All Local.Flavorful.Made from scratch! Stop by and try our Lebanese Omelette! Full Catering Services at Booth #139

We put the passion back into cooking with over 30 flavors, from mild to wild to wantonly wicked! Booth #90

Try our luscious orange, red, yellow, seedless & seeded watermelons! 541-908-6958 Booth #58

A unique and delicious

dark chocolate and coconut experience. It’s vegan, gluten-free, paleo and completely organic! Booth #40

Ken & June’s Hazelnuts

offer a delicious selection of Raw, Dry Roasted and Roasted & Salted Hazelnuts. Milk, Dark, & White Chocolate coated Hazelnuts too! Booth #101

Try our super healing tattoo aftercare washes and ointments. Organic skin care products too! Order online at Visit Info Booth #63

Award-winning fruit & grape wines Try our reds, whites and specialty wines including, Rhubarb, Blueberry, Cherry, Blackberry Port, Framboise Chocolat & more! Visit Info Booth #63

Relax into Strength!

Delicious Laotian Cuisine

Egg Rolls, Pad Thai, Salad Rolls, Lemon Grass Beef Sticks, Chicken Sticks & Fried Rice. Gluten Free and Vegetarian Menu. Booth #181

The Best Nuts You’ll Ever Grab! Let your nose follow the awesome aroma of sweet vanilla, cinnamon and your favorite nut! Order online at Booth #68

Find calm strength, relaxation & deep restorative sleep with fresh Ashwagandha, “Queen of Herbs” Booth #101-1

Fetzer’s German Brand Sausage

Lean pork & beef with just the right amount of seasonings and spices. NO preservatives or additives! Booth #182

Sauces with Purpose!

Try our Fresh Produce!

Many varieties of leaf greens, carrots, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, corn, broccoli & more! Booth #80

Fresh Dungeness Crab

Also salmon, halibut, tuna, rock fish, oysters and more! 866-569-4891 Booth #84

Impeccable CBD, crafted by family We offer a line of pure, potent and ethically crafted CBD products. Grown & Produced in Woodburn Booth #101-5

Sensitive Skincare Line

Herbal infused skincare handcrafted in small batches for freshness, gentleness, and efficacy. Booth #126

All-purpose condiments. Dip, sauté, marinate & spread your way to flavor! Visit Info Booth #63

**Vegan Baked Goods**

Making the good stuff healthier! Cookies and croissants. Pretzels and scones. Cinnamon rolls, sticky buns and more! Booth# 167

Visit Booth #63

Heal a new tattoo with Susie Q!

Give your food a kick!

Sauces: Smokey Brown Sugar, Medium BBQ & Hot BBQ! **Try our Clasic Spice Rub** Order online at Booth #150

Buddha Kat Winery

Not only great cantaloupe.

Organic Heirloom Vegetables

Heirloom Tomatoes, Tree Kale, Hot Peppers, unique and rare varieties *FREE Kid’s Corner, 10-11am* Booth #11


t Buddha Kat Winery, we create delicious varietal and fruit wines from the bountiful grapes and fruit of the Columbia and Willamette Valley, Columbia Gorge, and surrounding orchards. Our internationally award-winning wines are unique and retain the characteristic of each fruit we use. Rhubarb, blackberry, raspberry and cherry wines are perennial favorites as well as our more traditional Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, and Chardonnay. We also make several rich and luxurious fruit port style dessert wines including our 96-point, double-gold awarded, Framboise Chocolate. We have tasting rooms in two of the most beautiful areas of Oregon - Mount Hood and the Oregon Coast. Our main facility and winery is located along Hwy 26 as you’re heading up to Mt. Hood at 17020 Ruben Lane in Sandy, Oregon. Sandy is an excellent jumping off point to enjoy the great outdoors of the Mt Hood area. We also have a tasting room at 37 N. Edgewood in lively downtown Seaside, Oregon, just minutes from the beach. When you need a serene moment, or a treat, stop in either location to taste our wines or call ahead and schedule a private tasting or tour of the winery with our warm, friendly staff. We also play host to lively events such as “Buy Local” bazaars, release parties, holiday teas, painting classes, and more. A trip to either one of the Buddha Kat tasting rooms is a must-have experience for all wine lovers!

Dedicated to growing

the sweetest and juiciest peaches in the NW! Cherries, nectarines, and apples too. Booth #60 Volume 9 - Issue 8 (August 2019) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 27

What’s Happening Around Beaverton This Month? Learning Corner: Love Your Library Film Screening: “Queen Library Programs of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” Learning Corner

Beaverton City Library

12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton 503-644-2197 All events are free. Registration, where noted, is one month in advance.

Children’s Programs at Main

Space Science

8/15 | 4-5pm | Meeting Room B | Grades 2-5 with adult. Explore hands-on, space-themed science experiments!

Outer Space Sensory Bins

8/17 | 10:30-11:30am | Meeting Room B, Ages 3-8 with family. Have fun experiencing many different textures and surfaces, all while developing motor skills and exploring the world and beyond.

End of Summer Reading Lawn Party

8/18 | 12-1pm | Ages 2-12 with family. Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with lawn games and a cool treat!

Sunday Family Matinee: “Dumbo” (2019)

8/18 | 2-4pm | Auditorium | All ages; under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Join us in our posh auditorium to watch popular family movies on the big screen for free! Every third Sunday of the month.

Cardboard Rocket Ships

8/22 | 4-5pm | Meeting Room B | Grades 1-5 with family. Create a cardboard rocket ship that runs on imagination.

Adult Programs at Main Song Circle

8/5 | 6:15-7:45pm | Cathy Stanton Conference Room. Join other singers, musicians and music-lovers of all levels in a supportive and informal environment to share songs and music. We sing pop and folk songs from the 60s and 70s, with a few traditional numbers thrown in. If you have a favorite song you want to sing, please bring 20 photocopies with lyrics and chords to share. Have fun singing with others! All ages OK.

Explore! Interactive Program for Adults & Teens with Disabilities

8/7 | 3-4:30pm | Computer Classroom. Join us for activities that explore themes related to science, technology and art. This program is for adults and teens (14+) with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. For more information, contact Beth Gilbert at 503-350-3618 or

8/13 | 6-8pm | Auditorium. Join us for a screening of award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel’s profound documentary that takes an alternative look at the global bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers from around the world, including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk, and Vandana Shiva. Together, they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

Death Cafe

8/15 | 1:30-3:30pm. Talk about death. Learn about life. Death and dying aren’t often talked about, but they touch us all. Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and a snack as we explore these themes in a relaxed and safe environment. This program is presented in partnership with Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services, the Beaverton Center for Mediation and Dialogue, and the Beaverton Committee on Aging. More information about Death Cafes can be found at

Teen Programs at Main CREATE: Green Screen Movies

8/9 | 2-3:30pm | Meeting Room A | Grades 6-12. Make a short green screen movie against our green backdrop using iPads with a green screen app. For best results, wear solid dark colors!

Children’s & Programs at BCL Murray Scholls Mod Podge Journals

8/10 | 4-5pm | Grades K-5. Make and decorate your own collage journals with Mod Podge!

End of Summer Reading Party

8/13 | 12:30-2:30pm | All ages .You’ve read all summer! Now it’s time to celebrate with games, activities, crafts and a cool treat!

THPRD Nature Mobile: Wise Owls

8/21 | 4-5pm | Grades K-5 with family. Explore nature firsthand in fun and unique ways.

Aloha Community Library Association

BYOC (Bring Your Own Craft) Night

8/26 | 6-7:30pm | Meeting Room A. Do you whittle? Knit? Color? Scrapbook? Sketch?* Join us for Bring Your Own Craft Night! You bring your own craft project; we’ll provide a space to work. Ages 16 & up. *Other crafts are welcome, too!

Law Librarian in the Library

8/27 | 3-7pm | 2nd floor, NE corner table. What can or can’t my landlord do? What rights do I have when speaking with the police? How do I deal with an unruly tenant? What will happen to my parents’ house when they pass away? The Washington County Law Library provides research training, legal reference assistance, and access to a variety of legal information resources. Law librarians can help identify relevant legal research materials, provide instruction on effective use of resources, and provide referrals to appropriate agencies or organizations.

Recommended Reads: “Turtle Moon”

8/27 | 6:30-7:45pm | Cathy Stanton Conference Room. Fiction, non-fiction, super popular or a little more obscure - we read it all and discuss at this friendly and lively book group. Join us even if you haven’t finished the entire book.

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Red Yarn: Sharin’ Space with the Critters:

Tue 8/6 at 11am-12pm. Join award-winning Portland family performer Red Yarn and his lovable animal puppets on an exploration of space… shared space, personal space and safe space, that is! Through energetic folk songs, engaging puppet routines and interactive storytelling, Red Yarn and the Critters will help kids learn about respect, boundaries and safety in an inclusive community. Come join the party! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).

Teen Tech Lab:

Tue 8/6 at 3:30-5pm. Whether you want to play Fortnite with your friends or try out some new tech gadgets, the Teen Tech Lab is for you! We’ll provide laptops, robots, makey makey boards, and more. Just bring yourself and come ready for some fun! For grades 6-12 only.

Nature Mobile

Entrepreneur Clinic

8/21 | 2-4pm | Computer Classroom. Whether you are starting or growing a business, attend this speed coaching session where lenders, counselors and business information experts will move you to the next step to success. Representatives from Beaverton City Library, SCORE, and Impact Beaverton will be present.

Sit n Stitch:

Thu 8/1 & 8/15 at 1:30-3pm | Mon 8/12 & 8/26 at 6-7:30pm. Bring your knitting, crochet, or other yarn project, and come join the Sit n Stitch group! Trade tips or simply enjoy the company of fellow crafters while you work on your latest creation.

All events are free. Become an ACLA member! Visit alohalibrary. org/donate for more information. 17455 SW Farmington Rd, Suite 26A, Aloha | 503-259-0185 Support your local library! Visit for more information about volunteering, donating, becoming an association member, and more.


Thu 8/1 through Sat 8/31. Stop by any time during open hours this summer and see what new constellations you can spot or design on our constellation display. Outline a constellation you recognize, or come up with your own unique creations!

Toddler Storytime:

Mondays at 10:30-11am. Toddler Storytime takes place every Monday at 10:30am! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, dances, and activities aimed at children between the ages of 18 and 36 months. Adults are expected to sit with children and participate.

Family Storytime:

Wednesdays at 10:30-11am. An interactive storytime for children and their grown-ups filled with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities geared toward getting kids ready to read. For ages 3-6 yr. Adults are expected to sit with children and participate.

Tech Assistance:

Tue at 4-6pm | Wed at 5-7pm. Need assistance with basic computer skills? We can help! Drop in during a regularly scheduled tech assistant session, or call to reserve a longer appointment (limit 1 hour per person).

Wed 8/7 at 3:30-4:30pm. Drop in to learn about local flora and fauna from the knowledgeable nature experts of Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District. For all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).

Felting Workshop:

Thu 8/8 at 2-4pm. What lives on the dark side of the moon? Using only a felting needle and colored wool, we’ll sculpt creatures and objects from our galaxy and beyond. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you everything you need to know about the addictive craft of needle felting. No experience necessary, all materials supplied. For teens.

Reading Buddies:

Mon 8/12 & 8/26 at 5-6pm. Need practice reading? Sign up for a session of Reading Buddies at the Aloha Community Library! Kids can improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a trained therapy animal. Read with a dog on second Mondays, or with a cat on fourth Mondays. Sessions are 15 minutes each between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Please call to register.

Angel Ocasio’s Comedy Show and More

Tue 8/13 at 11am-12pm | Mar 13 de agosto a las 11am-12pm. A wacky show filled with silly antics, magic, and fun sing-alongs as Angel plays his ukulele. This show is perfectly suited for children of all ages and their families. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children). | Un espectáculo chistoso lleno de magia y comedia, payasadas graciosas y canciones divertidas mientras Ángel toca su ukelele. Este programa bilingüe en español e inglés es ideal para niños de todas las edades y sus familias. Todos los niños deben estar acompañados de un adulto.

STEM Lab: Rockets

Wed 8/14 at 2:30-4pm. Let’s learn about all things space this summer while we explore “A Universe of Stories.” Last up: rockets! We’ll experiment making rockets and test fly them all over a scale model of the solar system! For ages 5-13 yr. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Citizen Science Mission

Space! Thu 8/15 at 4:30-5:30pm. Some science research projects involve huge amounts of data – more than professional researchers can sort through on their own. Join us this summer to spend some time helping to contribute to real academic research projects happening in the field of astronomy! No specialized background, training, or expertise is needed to pitch in.

Writers Group

Sat 8/17 at 12:30-3pm. Drop in for a quiet place away from home to hit your word count goal, or to socialize with other local writers. You bring the talent and we’ll provide the tea, snacks, and quiet – not to mention a whole building full of research material and inspiration!

Border Collies

Tue 8/20 at 11am-12pm. Border Collie International is a performing canine team of rescued border collies. Since 1994, BCI has uniquely educated and entertained kids of all ages through demonstrations of football, basketball, baseball, soccer and world class Frisbee tricks. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Movies In Space

Thu 8/22 at 2-4pm. Enjoy family friendly science fiction movies from the past and present all summer long at the library! In August, travel through the universe with Meg and her friends when three supernatural beings transport her on an epic adventure to save her missing father. Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum 1 adult per 5 children).

Stars In Your Eyes

Fri 8/23 at 2-4pm. Join us each month this summer for an early afternoon matinée movie based on or inspired by the space program! August’s movie tells the funny, fictionalized story of how a radio telescope in Australia helped NASA to broadcast the first moonwalk live on television. For teens and adults.

LEGO Free Play

Wed 8/28 at 2:30-4pm. Ages 5-13 yr. Come explore your creativity with LEGOs every 4th Wednesday of the month! Spend the afternoon creating masterpieces out of the legendary colorful building blocks. We’ll provide the LEGOs, you provide imagination! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Kalapuya

Original Oregonians: Wed 8/28 at 6-7:30pm. How much do you know about the first people to live in what is now Oregon? Join us to hear scholar David G. Lewis – anthropologist, ethnohistorian, archivist, educator, and Grande Ronde member – speak about the past and present of the Kalapuya people. Children welcome with accompanying adults.

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Crafternoon Tea

Wednesday, August 7 .2-4 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Bring your own craft project to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome. Tea is provided.

Tuesday Night Nourishment book group

All library events are free and open to anyone. No library card required. Unless otherwise noted, events take place at the GHCL Annex (7306 SW Oleson Rd) across the street from the library. 503-245-9932.

All Ages Events Film Night: Apollo 11 (G, 2019)

Friday, August 16, 6-7 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. APOLLO 11 (G, 2019, 93 minutes). From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11k hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

Ukulele Jam

Saturday, August 17, 11 am-12 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Sing, strum, and enjoy the music at our monthly Saturday morning ukulele jam. Bring your own ukulele or try one of ours-- we have several ukuleles available for use on a first-come basis and we also offer ukuleles for checkout through our Library of Things.

You do speak English, Don’t you?

Thursday, August 22 .6 – 7:30 pm. . Location: GHCL Annex. The Greathouses, Mark, a musician from Oregon, and Helena, a singer/dancer from Czechoslovakia, share the story of how they met in Germany and their life in the US. Mark on accordion and Helena with numerous costume changes bring their story to life through comedy sketches, music and dance.

Felted Kitty Brooches

(Adults, Teens, and Tweens ages 10 and up) Wednesday, August 28. 6 – 8pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Needle felting is a fun and addictive craft. By poking a specially barbed needle into colored wool, you can sculpt anything you can imagine. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle. Ages 10 and up. Please contact the Library to register.

Adult Events: Nerd Night: Trivia for Adults

Tuesday, August 6. 6:30-8:30 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. On the first Tuesday of every month, come test your knowledge - solo or in a team – and find out who knows the most. Five varying sets of trivia, including current events and music. Prizes for most and least points at the end of the night.

Tuesday, August 13. 7-8:30 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Selection: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel. Synopsis: A suspenseful, mesmerizing story evolves around the search of an extraordinary artifact, the novel offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss.

Board Game Night

Wednesday, August 14. 6-9 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Come play board games. New selection provided each month. Participants are also invited to bring their own games to share.

Crafternoon Tea

Wednesday, August 21, 2-4 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Bring your own craft project to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome. Tea is provided.

Garden Gnomes du plume – a Writer’s Group

Tuesday, August 27, 6:30-8:30 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Our small group (limited to 15 people), meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December). Topic changes monthly; group is led by group members. Monthly writer’s prompt and agenda is sent 7 days before the meeting. If you are interested in attending or learning more, please register in person or by phone (503-245-9932).

Weekly Storytimes Book Babies

Tues at 10am, held inside the library.

Special family events: Aliens & Space Junk: Needle Felting for Tweens

Saturday, August 3, 12:30 – 2:30 PM. Location: GHCL Annex. What lives on the dark side of the moon? Using only a felting needle and colored wool, we’ll sculpt creatures and objects from our galaxy and beyond. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you everything you need to know about the addictive craft of needle felting. Felting needles are sharp! This workshop is for ages 10 and up, thank you. No experience necessary, all materials supplied. Register online at, limited to 25 participants.

Angel Ocasio

Thursday, August 1, 11 am - Noon. Location: GHCL Annex. A wacky show filled with silly antics, magic, & fun sing-a-longs as Angel plays his ukulele. This show is perfectly suited for children of all ages and their families. This show is a bilingual performance in Spanish and English, perfect for children of all ages and their families.

Creature Teachers

Thursday, August 8, 11 am - Noon. Location: GHCL Annex. Learn about a variety of wild animals with the Creature Teachers! Get up close and personal with a variety of reptiles and other animals at this fun and informative event.

Anime Your Way for All Ages

Saturday, August 10, 1 – 2 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Anime Your Way is a comprehensive step by step drawing program developed over 10 years by former Simpson’s artist Carlos Nieto III that teaches you how to create and modify an anime character from scratch, no matter what your drawing level is! Using simple shapes and easy to understand instructions, you will gain the knowledge to create your every own unique anime characters. All materials are provided.

Pajama Story Time

Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 – 7:30pm. Location: Garden Home Community Library. Join us in the library for a fun sleepy story time in your pajamas! Bring a stuffed animal friend for songs, stories, snacks, and crafts!

Penny’s Puppets

Thursday, August 22, 11 am - Noon. Location: GHCL Annex. See Penny’s fabulous puppets and hear fun songs at this entertaining show for the whole family! “8 year old Star’s biggest Dream is to become an astronaut and be a space explorer. She visits her local library daily and checks out the latest books on outer space. One visit proves to be even more wondrous when she discovers a book she has never seen before and her galactic wish comes true.”

STEAM for Kids: Strong Paper Structure Challenge

(Ages 6 – 12) Friday, August 12, 11:00am – 12:00pm. Location: GHCL Annex. Who can build the strongest structure using just newspaper and duct tape? Join the fun and try to build the structure that can hold the most heavy books at this fun engineering and experimenting activity for children ages 6 and up!

Summer Mini-Market

Saturday, August 24, 10 am – 2 pm. Location: Garden Home Recreation Center Field– 7475 SW Oleson Rd. Celebrate the end of summer reading with the library! Free crafts and entertainment for families. See Dragon Theater Puppets perform Rocket Hamster’s Dreamy Space Odyssey at 1 PM! Shop local artists and artisans, play in the park on the water slide, bounce house, and lawn games. Admission is free.

Lego Creativity Club

Saturday, August 31, 1 - 3 pm. Location: GHCL Annex. This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer. All children (who don’t eat LEGOs) are invited to come and play and build this weekend instead! Let’s build something fun together!

Garden Home Rec Center Field

(7475 SW Oleson Rd.)

Star Party for Families with Rose City Astronomy

Friday, August 9, 8 pm – 10 pm. Join the library and Rose City Astronomers for fun astronomy activities for families from 8 - 8:45 PM in the Annex. There will be a short break from 8:45 PM to 9 PM to set up telescopes, followed by star gazing at 9 PM in the THPRD Garden Home Rec Center field.

Home Depot Workshop for All Ages

Sat. August 17, 11 am – 12:30 pm. Location: Under the covered area by the THPRD Garden Home Rec Center’s field. Come build with Home Depot! Make a small tool box or sailboat with real wood and tools at this fun, free, event!

STEAM for Little Learners: Cloud Dough

(Ages 3-6) Wednesday, August 21, 11 am - Noon. Location: Under the covered area by the THPRD Garden Home Rec Center’s field – 7475 SW Ooleson Rd. Children under the age of 6 are invited to make their own cloud dough to play with and take home! This is a non-toxic, touch and taste safe recipe. It’s a very messy activity, and a lot of fun. See you there!

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries

while reading to a therapy dog. Due to the popularity of this program, we ask that you please sign up for a maximum of two 30-minute session per quarter.

Bethany Library Read to the Dogs

Through Aug 26 | 6-7pm. Registration required (503) 617-7323. School age children, who are beginning or struggling readers, can develop their skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment while reading to a therapy dog. Due to the popularity of this program, we ask that you please sign up for a maximum of two 30-minute session per quarter

Bethany Village Summer Concert

Aug 1, Aug 22, 5-8pm All Ages. Join the library for music, fun crafts and activities at the annual Bethany Village Summer Concert series. • August 1st: 3-2-1 blastoff! Create your own space scene using stamps! • August 22nd: Surprise Fun!

Bethany Library Annex Needle Felted Penguins

• Cedar Mill Library (12505 NW Cornell Rd, (503) 644-0043) • Bethany Library (15325 NW Central Drive, Suite J-8, (503) 617-7323) • Bethany Library Annex. Portland

Cedar Mill Library Technology Open Lab

Every Tue | 10am-12pm and Thu | 3-5pm Ages 18+. Tuesday meets downstairs near the reference desk. Thursdays meets upstairs in the meeting rooms

Red Yarn: Sharin’ Space with the Critters

Mon Aug 12 | 10:30–11:30am. Award-winning Portland family performer Red Yarn & his lovable animal puppets on an exploration of space... shared space, personal space & safe space, that is! Through energetic folk songs, puppets & storytelling, learn about respect, boundaries & safety in an inclusive community.


Mon Aug 5 | 10:30am-12pm, Ages 6-10. Calling all Pokemon fans! Bring your cards or DS, and share your love of Pokemon with others.

THPRD Nature Mobile Woody Wood Ducks

Thu Aug 8 |10:30am-12pm Ages 5+. From nesting in trees to swimming in ponds, learn how to recognize one of the most colorful ducks in the world, the Wood Duck, next time you see one in your neighborhood park.


Tuesday at 10:30 and 11:30 through August 13 Ages 2+; Sat Aug 3, Aug 17 |10:30 –Ages 2+

Read to the Dogs

(Registration Required) Tue through Aug 20 | 6-7pm. To register, drop by or call (503) 644-0043 ext. 112. School age children, who are beginning or struggling readers, can develop their skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment

Sat Aug 17 | 2-4pm Registration is required and begins July 1st. Learn the basics of needle felting by making a fuzzy penguin. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle. This is a great project for beginners. All materials provided... come craft with us!

Little Ninja Warrior

Wed Aug 14 | 10:30-11am Ages 1-3. Join us for fun agility activities and a simple obstacle course designed for kids 1236 months and their grownups.

Flying Saucer Craft

Wed Aug 21 | 2:30-4pm Grades K-5. UFO sighted! Design your own alien buddy and a flying saucer to go with it.

After School Fun

Wed Aug 28 | 2:30-4pm Grades K-5th. Commemorate the beginning of the school year with these fun handprint and fingerpaint trees. At the end of the year, compare your hand to the tree and see how much you’ve grown.

Space Writing Camp

Wed through Aug 7 | 10:30-11:30am Grades 3-5. Write upside down like an astronaut, play the constellation game and start your own out of this world story. Space Camp illuminates real-world applications of writing and reading! Each week will feature a different activity.

Preschool Space Camp

Mon Aug 5-19, 10:30-11:30am Ages 3-6. Learn about the planets and space travel while having fun at this playgroup! Help repair the space shuttle, color upside down like an astronaut and test out the space travel obstacle course.

Family Storytime

Tue through Aug 13 | 10:30-11am, 11:30-12am Ages 2-6. Stories, songs, puppets and fun for the whole family! Grownups are encouraged to join the fun by participating alongside the kids.

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What’s Happening Around Beaverton This Month? Footloose


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The Story: Celebrate the spirit and optimism of young people fighting for change backed by a soundtrack of ‘80s pop anthems in this stage adaptation of the hit film. Through explosive choreography and invigorating songs such as ‘Holding Out for a Hero,’ ‘Let’s Hear it for the Boy,’ and the exhilarating title track; Ren challenges the community to reverse the rule and heal from the tragedy that kept their hearts from dancing.

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Out & About: Village Gallery of Arts

Educational art gallery With classes for both adults & kids

Out & About Cedar Mill Farmer’s Market

Saturdays now through Oct. 12: The Village Gallery of Arts, as a member of the Cedar Mill Business Association, will have artists demonstrating at a booth between 9am and 2pm.

Reception for Featured Artist and Crafter

Meet the Featured Artist and Featured Crafter of the month! August 11, 2-4pm • Come enjoy refreshments while browsing fine art and crafts! • Featured Artist for August: Amanda James - Oils and acrylics • Featured Crafter for August: Melinda Small Paterson - Encaustic and mixed-media 3D

Luna by Amand

Youth Classes

Children’s Shodo Classes

Ages 6 - 14 years old. Dates: Mondays: August 5, 12, 19 & 26; Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm OR 6:30 - 8:00pm. Express kids’ creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques. Children will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters or English characters with the Calligraphy brush in their own style. Kids will be taught the fundamentals of the ancient Zen art of Shodo; which is not just the way of calligraphy, but also teaches concentration, meditative calm and attention, and expression of oneself through the brush.

Debbie Teeter Children’s Art Classes

Ages 7 - 11 years old. Dates: Thursdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26; Time: 3:45 - 4:45pm. Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms. Debbie will be developing each child’s art ability and providing them an opportunity to build their skills and explore different media and approaches, so they can find out what they will enjoy. Each lesson will explore both art concepts and techniques. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media. Subject matter will include people, faces, landscapes, plants and animals, and exploring subject matter in imaginative ways.

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Adult Classes & workshops Jo Reimer Playing with Paper

Saturday, August 3; 10am - 1pm. Spend the morning learning to use a variety of papers to compose an abstract design or a landscape painting. Jo will demonstrate several processes for adapting magazine paper for collage and using stencils to make complex papers, giving you a way to start, and then turn you loose to work on your own with all the help you need. Supply list and more information on website.

Debbie Teeter -Experimental Watercolor Workshop

1-day workshop. Thursday, August 8; 12:30 - 3:30pm. Bring more play and imagination into your watercolors! This SouthSideBlues by DebbieTeeter

workshop is appropriate for beginners on up. The techniques we will explore can be used in both representational and non-representational work, and will utilize an eclectic array of “toys.” We will not be creating a painting in class but developing a bank of possibilities which you can then apply to your studio practice. Plan to be loose and have fun!

loosen up our painting style and sample mono printing, glazing, resist, texture pastes and mark making. Building layers on pieces we create and add visual interest and depth as the afternoon progresses. Join the fun, try something new, make friends, come play with acrylics!

Annie Salness -- Farmer’s Market-Inspired Painting Class in Oil or Acrylic

TWO, 2-week courses. Tuesdays: August 20 & 27; OR September 3 & 10; 10am - 1pm. This class will be a general themed oil painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel. Brooke will demonstrate in the first hour, leaving time for students to integrate techniques into their own work. Each class also includes a small group critique at the end. Painters using oils and acrylics of all skill levels are welcome.

Ages: 11 and above (children must be accompanied by a registered adult). 1-day session. Saturday: August 10; 9:30am - 3:30pm. The relaxed light-heartedness of the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning inspires creativity! We begin at Cedar Mill Farmer’s Market ( at 9:30am. You’ll spend an hour taking in the atmosphere, music, smells, scenes and people, and choose a colorful vegetable, fruit, or flower to paint. We then head back to the Gallery where you’ll set up your individual still life with your chosen item. We’ll go over how to lay out your palette, choose brushes, and use lighting, tone and value in your painting. Then you’ll paint, with hands-on, personal instruction until the end of the session.

Virginia Sumner -- Fun with Acrylics Workshop

1-day workshop. Saturday: August 17; 12 - 4pm. Explore acrylics with childlike abandon in this workshop. We will

Brooke Walker-Knoblich Painting with Brooke

For more details on each listing, please see our website, or call 503-644-8001) Village Gallery is a non-profit educational art gallery located at 12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, next to the Cedar Mill Library.

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The 8th Annual Presents The 8th Annual

August 10, 2019 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Washington County Fair Complex th Avenue Hillsboro Or 97124 (Exit 61-A off Hwy 26) 873 NE 34th

FORGOTTEN VETERANS MOTORCYCLE RUN By Disabled Veterans Motorcycle Club

FREE Spectator Admission All cars, trucks & motorcycles welcome! Vehicle registration details: Over 400 Show Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles & Military Vehicles, Huey Helicopter landing, landing, West West Coast Ravens Fly Over, Race Cars, Veterans Tribute Ceremony, Bagpipe Band, Corral Creek Coast Ravens Fly Over, Race Cars, Veterans Tribute Ceremony, Bagpipe Band, Corral Creek Bluegrass & & Got Got Your Your Six Six R&R Bluegrass R&R Bands, Bands, Classic Classic Tracks Tracks DJ, DJ, Great Great Food, Food, HUGE HUGE Raffle, Raffle, 50/50 50/50 Raffle Raffle PROCEEDS SUPPORT: SUPPORT: Salvation Salvation Army PROCEEDS Army Veterans Veterans & & Family Family Center Center (temporary (temporary housing housing for for 80 80 homeless veterans and their families) and the Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America homeless veterans and their families) and the Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America

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“The Beaverton Resource Guide is a vibrant snapshot of the Beaverton Community.” Marie Prins, Washington County Visitors Association

Fun & Games: Photography Contest

Enter your local photo and win! Sponsored by The Shutterbug Contest The Beaverton Resource Guide would like reward local photographers who take great pictures of our community. If you see something interesting, funny or amazing, please send it to us and you could win an great prize from our sponsor, The Shutterbug. Note: submitted photos are eligiable to win future contests.

Contest Winner

Judging Criteria

• Current/Seasonal/Local • Memorable/Artistic Merit/ Visual Appeal

Boardwalk at night in Schiffler Memorial Park by Tom Owens

Win a 11x14 Canvas Wrap

Thank you to The Shutterbug for sponsoring this contest. Please visit them at 11929 SW Canyon Rd (across from Home Goods).

Entering is easy

Rename each photo with a title and your name [title] by [yourname] and email them to:

Contest Rules By entering in this contest, the entrant will accept full and complete representation of their entry as the sponsor(s) will not have any affiliation of any potential violations. Entrants also accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

Super Student Corner: Kumon

Meet Madeleine and Charlotte, Super Kids! Student Corner

Kumon of South Beaverton Classroom


umon of South Beaverton is pleased to feature two super student sisters. Madeleine is 8 years old and will be going into 3rd grade at Sexton Mountain. This super student is consistently working hard in the classroom and outside the classroom. When not doing her Kumon, Madeleine can be seen drawing, painting, wrestling people to the ground in her Jiu Jitsu class, and pushing herself to the limits on the soccer field. Madeleine’s parents are amazed by Kumon and how far Madeleine has gone with the reading program and the difference it has made for Madeleine’s reading. Madeleine’s sister Charlotte is 5 years old and will be entering Kindergarten at Sexton

This contest is only open to residents of the greater Beaverton area (or Washington County) who are at least 13 years old. If applicable, entrant must know the name and address of all identifiable persons in their photographs, and must provide such person with a proper release form. All rights reserved

to the photographer. Entrant

agrees to allow sponsor(s) to use photographs for promotional purposes without restriction.

This contest is sponsored by The Shutterbug, 11929 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, 503-639-5088,

Word Puzzle Contest! Win A $25 Gift Certificate to Black Bear Diner!

Email Let us know which words you found (minimum of one correct word) along with 1) where you picked up the paper and 2) what your favorite story was, and we’ll enter your name into our drawing at the end of the month. (Find last month’s answers on page 2)

How many

Musical instuments

can you find?



Mountain. This super student has worked hard and will be prepared to enter Kindergarten sounding out words and confident in her reading. You will see Charlotte outside the classroom tumbling in her acrobatics class or outside riding bikes and cruising in her power wheel. Keep up the good work girls!

We Make Your Smart Kids

Even Smarter

To schedule a free placement test please call 503-639-7219.

About Kumon of South Beaverton: Welcome to Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. We believe it can help your child, too. At Kumon, your child will build skills that lead to success inside and outside the classroom while gaining a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond. 32 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 9 - Issue8 (August 2019)

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BRG August 2019  

Volume 9 / Issue 8

BRG August 2019  

Volume 9 / Issue 8