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Portland Parks & Recreation - Winter 2013

Winter 2013

St Johns Community Center • Visit the Indoor Park! Pg 5 • Keep warm & stay active this winter with a variety of fitness classes! Pg 4

Register on-line at 1 St Johns Community Center 503-823-PLAY


Commissioner Nick Fish Director Mike Abbaté

Portland Parks & Recreation - Winter 2013

St. Johns Community Center 8427 N Central St 97203 Telephone: 503.823.3192 Building Director: Amie Massier Recreation Coordinator: Jamie Moos-Benjamin Winter 2013 January 1st, 2013 - March 31st, 2013 Building Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-9pm Friday 8:30am-6pm Saturday & Sunday Closed – Rentals Available! Hours are subject to change. Holiday Hours: January 1st January 21st February 18th March 17-23

New Year’s Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day President’s Day Annual Maintenance

Closed Closed Closed Closed

Bus Lines: #4 Fessenden, #44 Mocks Crest, #75 Cesar Chavez Blvd/Lombard Parking: On Street

Winter & Spring Break Camps.......................................... 3 Drop-In Activities Schedule............................................4-5 Facility Rentals................................................................... 4 Parent/Child Classes.......................................................... 6 Preschool Classes............................................................... 6 Bridge Buddies Educational Preschool.............................. 7 Party Packages.................................................................... 8 After School & School’s Out Activities.............................. 9 Sports & Martial Arts Classes.......................................... 10 Intergenerational Music................................................... 10 Friday Night Live............................................................. 10 Adult Fitness....................................................................... 1 55+ Programs...................................................................... 1

Minimum Enrollment: Register early! Please be sure to note the start and end date when registering. Classes which have not met the minimum enrollment on the day before the class is scheduled to start is subject to be cancelled.

Inclement Weather:

Disabled Access: Entrances, Parking & Restrooms are accessible Inclusion Services: Portland Parks & Recreation provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities/special needs, so they may receive an equal opportunity to participate in programs. For information on requesting accommodations call 503-823-4328. St. Johns Community Center Program Partners: • AARP Drivers Safety Program • Community Energy Project • Portland Police: WomenStrength • RMC Studios 2 St Johns Community Center

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In the event of inclement weather, St Johns Community Center follows these guidelines: • Our classes are cancelled before noon when Portland Public Schools declare a late opening. • Our classes are cancelled all day - when Portland Public Schools cancel for the entire day. We will open at noon on severe weather days as defined above and will still offer drop-in activities. Please call the center for updated schedules in the event of inclement weather.

Portland Parks & Recreation

Winter Break Camps Preschool


Winter Bliss! age: 21/2-3 Discover! Explore! Create! Spark the imagination! Build self-esteem surrounded by an ‘I can do it!’ atmosphere. Improve socialization skills & cognitive development using games, arts, crafts, music & active play.

Wild Winter Wonderland age: 5-12 School’s out! Time to play! Join us for an action-packed day of exciting activities. Develop social skills & build self-esteem using a variety of amusing games, arts, crafts & sports. Improve coordination & teamwork interacting in a positive nurturing environment.

384693 T,Th


Classes: 2

12/18-12/20 $22

Walkin’ In A Winter Wonderland! age: 3-5 Sleigh bells ring! Are you listenin’? Make snow glisten’ discovering delights of the season-snowmen, twinkling stars, frosty windows! Express creativity with a variety of media while stimulating the mind & enhancing fine motor skills. Discover why winter is wonderful! 384702 MWF 9am-12pm 384704 W-F 9am-12pm

Classes: 3 Classes: 3

384768 M-F 384769 W-F

9-5:30pm 9-5:30pm

Classes: 5 Classes: 3

12/17-12/21 $95 12/26-12/28 $57

Early Risers is available for Winter Break 384766 M-F 384767 W-F

7:30-9am 7:30-9am

Classes: 5 12/17-12/21 $25 Classes: 3 12/26-12/28 $15

12/17-12/21 $30 12/26-12/28 $30

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Thrills age: 6-12 Enjoy time off from school with action-packed, nonstop activities such as arts & crafts, sports & games, special events & more! Make new friends, discover new skills & tame that excess energy. 392315 M-F


Classes: 5



Early Risers is available for Spring Break: 392314 M-F


Classes: 5



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Portland Parks & Recreation - Winter 2013 St. Johns CC Winter 2013 Drop-In Schedule Schedule effective January 2-March 15, 2013. Schedule may be adjusted to meet community & facility needs.

Parent/Child Drop-in Activities





Art Park


$1, age: 5 & under with an adult

Baby Gym


$1, age: 5 & under with an adult

Indoor Park

9:30-11:30 am

$1, age: 5 & under with an adult

Youth Drop-In Activities

Youth & Teen Open Basketball age: 17 & under Free, ID required for teens

9:30-11:30 am

9:30-11:30 am






4-5:30 pm

4-5:30 pm

4-5:30 pm

4-5:30 pm

4-5:30 pm

Friday Night Live

7-10 pm Open Gym & More!

Grades: 6-12 $1, ID required

Adult Fitness Drop-In Activities


Open Gym

$10, age: 14 & up





7-9 pm

$3, age: 18 & up (photo ID required)



9:30-11:30 am


9:30-11:30 am 6:45-7:45pm

$10, age: 14 & up



$10 , age: 14 & up

9:30-11:30 am 6:45-7:45pm


Facility & Room Rentals at SJCC Great for birthdays, weddings, quinceneras, sweet 16 parties, family reunions, business meetings, community events, and more! St. Johns Community Center offers a wide range of rooms and equipment rental opportunities for almost any gathering. Reserve your space today! Call us at 503-823-3192.

Auditorium - 2310 square feet (capacity 300) seated capacity up to 230 Gymnasium -5952 square feet (capacity 360) seated capacity up to 260 Kitchen -

220 square feet (capacity 12)

Craft Room -312 square feet (capacity 24) Party Room -576 square feet (capacity 45) seated capacity up to 30

Party Packages Please see page 8 4 St Johns Community Center


Portland Parks & Recreation Drop-In Programs All of the following programs are available for drop-in, no need to register. Just stop by and join in when you’re available.

Parent/Child Drop-In Art Park age: 1-5 Unleash your child’s talents while sharing time & craft activities together. A variety of stations allow you & your child to explore elements such as playdough, gak, murals, paints & collage developing concepts of shape, color & texture. Punch passes also available. Drop-In M&Th 10:30-11:30am 9/10-12/13 $1.50/child

Baby Gym age: 6-17mos Crawl this way! Indoor Park toys too big for your baby? Here’s an alternative in our mat room. No need to worry as little ones explore our soft & safe environment. Playful & challenging activities gently encourage your child to develop strength, coordination, & body awareness. Drop-In Tu & W 9:30-11am Drop-In Tu,W,Th 1-2:15pm

9/4-12/14 9/4-12/14

$1/child $1/child

Indoor Park age: 1-5 Children’s play is essential in the human development process! Indoor Park is a safe & cooperative playtime for children accompanied by parents. Encourages the development of motor skills while helping children gain experience with group interaction & cooperative play on equipment, cars & assorted toys. Parents are responsible for supervising their children. Drop-In M,Th,F 9:30-11am



Adult Drop-In Descriptions All of the following activities, except Basketball, are also available for full session registration. If you register for the entire session, you save $4/class. For registration information, please see the end of this book. Basketball – Adults age: Practice your shots or join in on a friendly pick up game. Photo ID required. Zumba Fitness - NEW! age: 14& up Experience one of the fastest growing, dance-based fitness crazes in the country! People of all ages are falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves, & body-beautifying benefits. Routines combine fast & slow rhythms to achieve a balance of cardio & muscle-toning benefits. A dynamic, exciting & effective workout! Move fast & have fun! Fitness - Pilates Mat age: 14& up These non-impact exercises work the deep abdominal muscles to help achieve efficient & graceful movement. These precise motions help to strengthen & stretch the body without adding bulk. Improve posture & experience a lowered risk of injury. Yoga For Everyone age: 14& up Relax your mind & body while improving strength, stamina & flexibility. Relieve the stresses of daily life with these revitalizing techniques. This centuries old practice of exercise increases your focus & sense of well-being.

Youth Drop-In Descriptions Basketball – Open Gym age: 17 & under Come by the Center after school and get in a couple games of pick up basketball. School ID required and must fill out a Youth Registration Card to participate. Friday Night Live! grades: 6-12 A great time to relax, play basketball, get involved in a craft project, watch a movie, play foosball and just hang with friends. Friday Night Live staff provide a safe, supervised environment for teens every Friday night. School ID required and youth must fill out a Registration card on first visit.

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Portland Parks & Recreation - Winter 2013 Parent/Child Messy Art

Preschool Sports & Gymnastics

Join in on these classes after you’ve gotten the wiggles out at Indoor Park! These classes are designed for a parent or caregiver to assist the child with activities while the instructor is facilitating. Paint smocks are provided for children, but dress for mess and exploration! Messy Art - Frosty Flurries age: 3-5 Create cool crafts while ‘chillin’ in our cozy corner. Snowflakes glisten, icicles sparkle & snowmen will smile as you expand small imaginations through hands on experience. Come in, it’s nippy out there! No class on 1/21. 392318 M

11:15-11:45am Classes: 4



Messy Art - Paint Pandemonium age: 3-5 It’s all about paint & the endless ways to explore the medium. Roll up your sleeves & plunge into the experience by adding textures, colors, non-traditional paints & extracts. Enhance imagination & participate in the process of discovery while utilizing unique ‘brushes’ & tools. Check it out! No class 2/18. 392319 M

11:15-11:45am Classes: 5



Parent/Child Sports & Gymnastics Wiggle and Giggle age: 18mos-21/2 Jump, shout, roll & tumble using the parachute, balance beam, rhythmic props & mates. Creative movement & games develop coordination & Gross motor skills # #

Tu Tu

10-10:30am 10-10:30am

Classes: 5 Classes: 5

1/8 – 2/5 2/12-3/12

$25 $25

Gymnastics - Romp & Roll age: 18 mos -3 Leap, flip & spin! Together, explore animal walks, swinging & springing in an introduction to tumbling. Gain strength & flexibility by playing independent & group games. 395654 Sa


Classes: 6



Balls, Balls Bonanza age: 18mos–2½ Bounce! Throw! Toss! Kick! Unleash that excess energy in a constructive environment helps introduce your child to the world of physical development in a low-structure, colorful, varied program, utilizing all types of balls, games & sports. # #

Th Th

10-10:30am 10-10:30am

Classes: 5 Classes: 5

6 St Johns Community Center

1/8 – 2/5 2/12-3/12


$25 $25

Gymnastics - Preschool age: 3-5 Test your balance while learning skill development exercises involving jumping & landing, balances & poses, body awareness & flexibility & movement. Your child will enjoy learning the basics in a fun, noncompetitive way. Build self-esteem & confidence, sharpen problem solving skills & increase your motor & coordination skills. 392321 Tu 392327 Tu 395653 Sa

10:45-11:15am Classes: 5 10:45-11:15am Classes: 5 9:45-10:15am Classes: 6

1/8-2/5 2/12-3/12 1/12-2/16

$25 $25 $30

Gymnastics - Preschoolers Too! age: 4-6 For those that have had previous tumbling experience & are ready for new challenges. Junior gymnasts will build selfesteem & confidence, sharpen problem solving skills, increase balance & strength & increase their motor & coordination skills. 395655 Sa

10:30-11:15am Classes: 6

1/12- 2/16


Wee Can Cheer! age: 3-6 Got Spirit? Yes we do! Learn to move & groove with rhythm basics of clapping, arm movements, & jumps. Sharpen your memory skills to learn routines. Build strength, coordination & self esteem. Dance away! 395778 Tu 395779 Tu

11:20-11:50am Classes: 5 11:20-11:50am Classes: 5

1/8-2/5 2/12-3/12

$25 $25

Soccer - First Timers age: 3-5 Get big kicks from little feet! Basics include dribbling, trapping, coordination & running. Discover team play & make new friends in a safe, positive atmosphere. Skills! Drills! Thrills! 392329 Th 392330 Th

10:50-11:20am Classes: 5 10:50-11:20am Classes: 5

1/10-2/07 2/14-3/14

$25 $25

Portland Parks & Recreation

Bridge Buddies Educational Preschool

Your bridge to a lifelong love of learning at St Johns Community Center

Polly McCourt has an interesting and varied background working with children and families. For the last 9 years she has taught Preschool – 2nd grade at Trillium Charter School in north Portland. She is the mother of six children varying in age from 13 to 25 and has lived in Portland for the past 20 years, haling from Brooklyn, New York. Polly has been deeply involved in education and schools in Portland. She says “I believe strongly in school choice and finding a school that fits your individual child. I enjoy small children tremendously. I believe in the power of play, art, story and experience. I strongly believe in exposure to books. Books and stories are a fundamental building block of literacy for children.”

Bridge Buddies Classes:

Patty McCord has been teaching for more than 30 years with experiences ranging from rural Vale, OR to the Portland metro area. She is a state licensed and certified teacher and has taught preschool in SUN Community School programs as well as substituting full time. Patty says, “My flexibility helps me to facilitate life long learners by using cooperative learning situations incorporated in thematic units across curriculum. I enjoy teaching academics and physical education to all levels of students. Patty is also enjoys reading, making greeting cards, scrapbooking, gardening, belly dance and yoga.

Preschool Ages: 3-4 Creative play in a supportive environment is important to a child’s positive overall development. Make friends playing, painting, singing & sharing. Provides structured time during early childhood to enhance physical, mental, emotional & social growth & development. Classes run 9/6/12-6/5/13.

Preschool-Pre Kindergarten Ages: 4-5 Make new connections developing social & emotional skills! Opportunities for discovery, exploration & socialization fosters a positive self-concept through activities including ABC’s, arts, numbers, games, stories, songs & themes. Build self-confidence, independence & creative thinking through manipulative activities, reading readiness & positive reinforcement. Classes run 9/7/12-6/5/13.



Polly McCourt $115/month

Preschool - Kinder Kids 3 - 5 yrs. Ages: 3-4 Learn! Explore! Connect! Experience a creative curriculum building responsive relationships & allowing expression of feelings & ideas through a variety of media. Discover the world through play increasing language, problem-solving skills & gaining confidence! Classes run 9/7/2012-6/5/13.





8:45-10:45am 8:45-11:15am

Patty McCord


Polly McCourt $80/month Patty McCord $115/month

Preschool For Little Ones Ages: 2-3 Are You Ready? Play is the essential work of childhood, worthy of respect & encouragement. Curriculum designed to include stories; games & songs provide playful interaction while setting the stage for exploration, socialization & fostering a positive self-concept. Classes run 9/6/12-6/4/13.



Polly McCourt


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Portland Parks & Recreation - Winter 2013

Birthday Party

Packages Let us do the work!

Ever feel like you can’t enjoy your child’s birthday party because you’re running around coordinating all the activities? Have your child’s next Birthday party at our house and let our trained Party Host do all the work. Party hosts will be there to set up, lead activities and clean up the mess when the fun is over!

*All packages include: Party Host, Balloons, and Paper Products (plates, napkins, silverware & cups)

Indoor Park Party Package

Reserve your party today! 503-823-3192

$100 for 2 hours. Ages: 5 yrs & under Package includes the use of one classroom with tables & chairs, one gymnasium court with indoor park toys and balls. (Max 20 youth)

Sports & Games Party Packages $125 for 2 hours. Ages: 3 yrs & up Package includes the use of one classroom with tables & chairs, one gymnasium court with various sport games. B-ball, soccer, floor hockey, dodge ball, etc. (Max 20 youth)

Rock Climbing Party Package $125 for 2 hours. Ages: 5 yrs & up Package includes the use of one classroom with tables & chairs, one gymnasium court with access to the transverse rock wall. (Max 15 youth)

Pirate or Princess Party Package $145 for 2 hours. Ages: 3 yrs & up Package includes the use of one classroom with tables & chairs, one theme related craft activity, two theme related games, and an official Pirate or Princess certificate for each guest. (Max 12 youth)

*Must book two weeks in advance • $100 refundable deposit required.* 8 St Johns Community Center


Portland Parks & Recreation Youth After School Programs

Where kids can... Plant & harvest crops! Taste new fruits and vegetables! Cook kid-friendly dishes! Take field trips to local farms! Try yoga and pilates! Get homework help! Enrolling NOW at Charles Jordan and St. Johns!

Afterschool Grow - NEW! age: 5-11 Dynamic after school program designed to enrich kids’ lives focusing on health, nutrition & an active lifestyle! Experience the safety & supervision of a traditional after school program, including homework help & skill building. In addition, kids gain knowledge in a variety of healthy food choices beginning with gardening & finishing with nutritious cooking projects. Get up & move & participate in stimulating activities such as dance, sports & group games. A fresh approach to life-long learning! GROW does not operate on non-PPS school days. However, we do provide School’s Day Out activities for your children, please see below.

January February March

2:15-6pm 2:15-6pm 2:15-6pm

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

1/2-1/31 2/04-2/28 3/1-3/22

$150 $150 $150

GROW serves kids from the following schools: James John, Astor and Sitton. We provide bus transportation from Astor and Sitton. Students attending James John are escorted from the school to the community center immediately following dismissal. Financial assistance available on a sliding scale basis. Please ask for more information at the Community Center.

School’s Out Activities Early Risers! – PPS Late Opening age: 6-12 Having a tough time with PPS Late Opening Days? Drop off the kids for informal recreational activities so you’re on time to work! 392288 W 392304 W 392305 W

7:30-10am 7:30-10am 7:30-10am

Classes: 1 Classes: 1 Classes: 1

1/16 2/20 3/20

$10 $10 $10

Kid’s Day Off! age: 5-12 Schools out! Need something to do? Here’s just the ticket! Our thrilling & challenging activities will add excitement to your day! Explore arts & crafts, games, sports & more while having a great time making new friends in a safe environment. 392287 F


Classes: 1



Early Risers is available for Kid’s Day Off 392311 F


Classes: 1



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Portland Parks & Recreation - Winter 2013 Youth Sports Leagues

Music Lessons


Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that music lessons improve listening skills, concentration and memory. Music students also have been shown to do better on standardized tests and achieve higher grades in school. In addition, children who take music lessons learn to think creatively and to solve problems by imagining various solutions. Give your child or yourself the gift that lasts a lifetime!

The community centers of North Portland are now working in collaboration to offer youth athletic leagues for basketball. Practices will take place at St. John’s Community Center and all games will be held on Fridays at Charles Jordan Community Center. These noncompetitive athletic leagues for boys and girls emphasize participation, safety and fun. Scores and standings are not kept with emphasis placed on sportsmanship and skill development. Basketball - KBA Positive Play age: 8-11 Dribble, Pass, Shoot & Score. It’s a bucket! Build confidence & self-esteem in this non-competitive, entry level league in a safe environment. Focuses on skill development ball handling, passing, teamwork & sportsmanship through team play. Sign up for the practice time that works for you! All games held Friday evenings beginning February 8, 2013. 392378 Tu 392379 W

5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm

Classes: 7 Classes: 7

1/29-3/12 1/30-3/13

Music - Guitar Private Lessons age: 12& up Always wanted to start playing or improve upon existing skills? One-on-one time in a private setting can boost confidence as well as musical abilities. From classical to popular, explore styles of interest! 392575 392576 392577 392578 392579 392580


4-4:30pm 4:40-5:10pm 5:20-5:50pm 4-4:30pm 4:40-5:10pm 5:20-5:50pm

Classes: 5 Classes: 5 Classes: 5 Classes: 4 Classes: 4 Classes: 4

1/7-2/11 1/7-2/11 1/7-2/11 2/25-3/18 2/25-3/18 2/25-3/18

$97 $97 $97 $78 $78 $78

$30 $30

Friday Night Live! age: 11-17

Teen Lounge

snacks, video games, air hockey, foosball ping pong and other activities for teens Martial Arts for Everyone Tae Kwon Do age: 7& up Join over 40 million people who practice this Korean martial art. Increase agility & strength while improving coordination using kicks, punches & blocks. Parents, children & families are welcome. Register for all 3 classes in the same transaction to receive a 20% discount on the third class. 392380 TuTh 392381 TuTh 392382 TuTh

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

Classes: 8 Classes: 8 Classes: 6

10 St Johns Community Center

1/8-1/31 2/5-2/28 3/5-3/21


$56 $56 $42

Grades 6-12: 7-10pm School ID required for admittance. Youth will be required to fill out Registration Card and have photocopy of ID taken.

$1 drop-in per person Keep up-to-date on Teen Night activities.

Portland Parks & Recreation High School/Adult Fitness

Adult 55+

Zumba Fitness - NEW! age: 14& up Experience one of the fastest growing, dance-based fitness crazes in the country! People of all ages are falling in love with its infectious music, easy-to-follow dance moves, & body-beautifying benefits. Routines combine fast & slow rhythms to achieve a balance of cardio & muscle-toning benefits. A dynamic, exciting & effective workout! Move fast & have fun! Register for both Monday & Wednesday and receive 20% off. Drop-In available for $10/class.

Tai Chi - Today age: 55 - 99 More than 600 years ago this martial art evolved in China as healers searched for a source of physical immortality. Incorporate slow, gentle movements that increase flexibility, balancing & lung capacity. Promote stress relief, body awareness, suppleness in your spine & increased stamina.

392655 392656 392657 392658


6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

Classes: 5 Classes: 5 Classes: 6 Classes: 6

1/07-2/11 2/25-3/25 1/09-2/13 2/20-3/27

$30 $30 $36 $36

Fitness - Pilates Mat age: 14& up These non-impact exercises work the deep abdominal muscles to help achieve efficient & graceful movement. These precise motions help to strengthen & stretch the body without adding bulk. Improve posture & experience a lowered risk of injury. Register for both Monday & Wednesday and receive 20% off. Drop-In available for $10/class. 392598 M 392600 W

6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm

Classes: 6 Classes: 7

2/04-3/18 2/06-3/20

Tu Tu Th Th

6:45-7:45pm 6:45-7:45pm 6:45-7:45pm 6:45-7:45pm

Classes: 4 Classes: 4 Classes: 4 Classes: 4

1/29-2/19 2/26-3/19 1/31-2/21 2/28-3/21

391180 Tu 391181 Tu

10-11am 10-11am

Classes: Classes:

1/08-2/05 $12.50 2/12-3/26 $17.50

391176 M 391177 W

9:30-10:30am Classes: 9:30-10:30am Classes:

1/07-2/04 $12.5 1/2-2/06 $15

391178 M 391179 W 391180 Tu

9:30-10:30am Classes: 9:30-10:30am Classes: 10-11am Classes:

2/11-3/25 $15 2/13-3/27 $17.50 1/08-2/05 $12.50

Intermediate No class January 21 No class February 18

$36 $42

Yoga For Everyone age: 14& up Relax your mind & body while improving strength, stamina & flexibility. Relieve the stresses of daily life with these revitalizing techniques. This centuries old practice of exercise increases your focus & sense of well-being. Register for both Tuesday & Thursday and receive 20% off. Drop-In available for $10/class. 392651 392652 392653 392654


$24 $24 $24 $24

Enhance Fitness age: 55 - 99 Developed from years of scientific research & hands-on experience this evidence-based program can be found in 100+ sites around the country. Research shows that Enhance Fitness can make a significant improvement in the health of older adults. It has been proven to increase strength, boost activity level & elevate mood. See your progress through validated testing. 391730 Tu,Th,F 12:30-1:30pm Classes: 391731 Tu,Th,F 12:30-1:30pm Classes: 391732 Tu,Th,F 12:30-1:30pm Classes:

3/1-1/31 2/1-2/28 3/1-3/29

$21 $21 $21

Van Trip - Exploring Portland age: 55 - 99 Clear Creek Distillery & Oregon Culinary Institute. Take a tour & tasting of world-class fruit eaux de vie, grappas & wine brandy made in the traditional European pot with Oregon’s finest fruits. Fee includes three-course lunch prepared by professional culinary arts students after tour. This trip is not accessible to those using a wheelchair, walker or motorized scooter. For a list of accessible trips & mobility rating, contact Senior Recreation at 503-823-4328. 391987 Th

9:30-2:30pm Classes:



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St Johns Community Center  

A catalog of classes, activities and events during Winter 2013 term at St Johns Community Center, a part of Portland Parks and Recreation.