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Summer marches on.  July 4th is already in the rear-view mirror, and Labor Day is in sight on the horizon.  But first, the "dog days" of August, featuring a full calendar of events for NEV-ers.  
Open to All
Join fellow Villagers for coffee and conversation.
Coordinated by:  Janet Jump
Date and Time:  Friday August 4.  10:00 - 11:00 am
Place:   Case Study Coffee, 5347 NE Sandy Boulevard
No reservation required.  
Members and Volunteers Only
Join us for this Portland summer tradition, an "al fresco" concert in Grant Park.  Bring your own picnic and stay for the concert, or come just for the music.  Look for the NEV sign in the park - we'll gather there.  Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. 
Gathered by:  Ann Anderson and Joan Malling
Date and Time:  Sunday August 6.  Come at 5:00 pm if you want to picnic - the concert starts at 6:00 pm 
Place:  Grant Park, NE 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place.  Concert is in the "bowl" area, near the basketball court.  For a park map, see:
RSVP Required .  We'll need to know how much space to save for those joining us, so please contact the NEV office at 503-895-2750 to let us know if you will attend.   
Members Only
Northeast Villagers with early or advanced visual impairments are invited to meet each other and share their personal stories about challenges, successes, and resources.  Those interested in learning what it is like to deal with loss of vision are also encouraged to attend.  Out of this gathering, we may identify and plan future activities to support the VIPs in our community.
Led by:  Byron Spice and Kathryn Hansman-Spice
Date and time:  Friday August 11.  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place:  Hosted by Byron and Kathryn at their home
Reservation required: Please register by email at .
Call Byron at 850-766-0654 with any questions or suggestions for discussion topics.   Those attending will receive address and directions in a return email.  
Open to All
This walk takes us on a two-mile loop from Goose Hollow to King's Hill.  We'll begin in Goose Hollow (name to be explained) and then head uphill into King's Hill, an area of mansions from the late nineteenth century. The walk is packed with architectural treasures and also offers great options for our no-host lunch when we finish.
Led by:  Jane Braunger
Date and Time:  Monday August 14.  10:00 am - 1:00 pm  (approx.)
Place:  Meet at SW 18th Avenue and Jefferson Street.  (Note: Parking in this area is restricted to two hours or less on weekdays, so it's advisable to use MAX instead.  MAX stop is Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson.)
Reservation required .  Please contact Jane Braunger at 503-880-0339 or     Please be sure to leave your telephone number so we can contact you quickly if inclement weather forces us to cancel.  
Open to All
Our Villagers meet with Eastside Villagers at the Fleur de Lis Bakery.
Coordinated by Janet Jump 
Date and Time: Tuesday August 22.  9:30 - 10:30 am 
Place:  Fleur de Lis Bakery, 3930 NE Hancock St.
No reservation required.
Members Only
Come sing with us - no experience necessary. Our goal is to have fun while making music together. All you need is the desire to sing along with others. From old standards to folk and Broadway tunes to rock and beyond, we will decide together what songs we sing.
Coordinated by:  Suzanne Silverstein
Date and Time:  Wednesday August 23. 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Place: Hosted by Helen Richardson at her home
Reservation required:   Please contact Helen at 503-287-8832 or to RSVP and get the address.  
Members and Volunteers Only
Join us on the Wildwood Trail - Leif Erikson Loop in Forest Park.  Our hike is at the northern end of Forest Park, an easy 4.1 mile round trip.  There are no picnic tables on the trail, but bring a lunch and we will find a spot to eat after the hike. 
Led by:  Peter Anderson
Date and Time:  Tuesday August 29.  10:00 am - 1:00 pm (approx.)
Place:  Meet at the trailhead information sign and map. 
Directions:  Take US 30/NW St. Helens Rd west - this can be reached by exiting I-405 at Exit 3 to St. Helens.  Go 5.8 miles, passing the ramp to the St. Johns bridge, then turn left at the light onto NW Bridge Avenue.  Then turn sharply right onto NW Germantown Road.  Go about 1.5 miles, passing the parking area for Leif Erikson Drive on the left.  Park at the pull-out parking area - there is room for about 8 cars.  The trailhead is at the end of the lot, to the right of the trail. 
Reservation required:   Please contact the NEV Office at 503-895-2750, and leave your phone number so we can contact you if inclement weather forces us to cancel. 
Members and Volunteers Only
The Village is trying something new - a social gathering at the home of one of our members.  The hope is that many of us can get together in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere to socialize and build community.  Bring snack food and drinks (of any kind) to share, and join us in the garden!
Hosted by:  Janet Jump and Kehrnan Shaw
Date and Time:  Wednesday August 30.  4:00 - 6:00 pm 
Place:  Janet and Kehrnan's home
RSVP Required .  Please contact the NEV office at 503-895-2750 to let us know if you plan to attend.  Leave us your email address so we can send you the address, parking, and access details.  (Questions?  You may contact Janet at 503-528-0213 after August 19.)
The following is not a Village-sponsored event, but we thought the topic would be of interest to members:
Thursday August 3.  
7:30 pm at the Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton Street
"Care pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home elder care. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the intimate bonds that form between paid care workers and elders-and exposes the cracks in a system that is poorly serving both."   (from the publicity flyer)
For more information see:

Stay tuned: calendars will be emailed to you each month. Have an interest in a particular topic or activity that you think other NEV'ers might enjoy?   Please let us know--see, Members Only section to send us your ideas.