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O hushed October, morning mild/Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild/Should waste them all...
O hushed October, morning mild/Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief...
From October, by Robert Frost  
Remember: events listed as "members only" are open to Associate and Full Service members.
Open to All
Join fellow Villagers for coffee and conversation.
Coordinated by:  Janet Jump
Date and Time:  Friday October 6, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Place:   Motivasi Coffee, 4502 NE 42nd Ave. (at NE Prescott)
No reservation required.
Open to All
NEIGHBORHOOD WALK: South Waterfront Loop, the sequel
A continuation of the September walk, this one covers fountains and a beautiful stroll along the South Waterfront, one of the city's newest parks.   As usual, for those who can stay, we'll find a place to have lunch after the walk. 
Led by:  Kehrnan Shaw
Date and time:  Monday October 9, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (approx.)
Place: Meet at the corner of SW Kelly Avenue and SW Curry Street
Reservation required .  Please contact the NEV Office at 503-895-2750 if you would like to join us.  Please be sure to leave your telephone number so we can contact you quickly if inclement weather forces us to cancel.
Members Only
PRESENTATION:   From Proper Portland to Portlandia
How did a very ordinary American city turn into its coolest city (or so they say)? What was Portland like in the 19th century and early 20th century? What changed ... when and why? 
Members of Eastside and North Star Villages will join us for this presentation, followed by Q&A, given by Dr. Carl Abbott, Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University.
Dr. Abbott is a specialist on the history of American cities and city planning, on the history of the American West and Sunbelt, and on the later twentieth century United States more generally.  He is the author of "How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America" (University of New Mexico Press, 2008).
Coordinated by:  Janet Jump and Ann Anderson
Date and Time:  Thursday October 19, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Place:  Encorepreneur Café, 1548 NE 15th Avenue, Portland
Reservation required:  Please contact the NEV Office at 503-895-2750 or to reserve your spot.  NOTE:  Space is limited for this event.
Open to All
Our Villagers meet with Eastside Villagers at the Fleur de Lis Bakery & Cafe.
Coordinated by Janet Jump 
Date and Time: Tuesday October 24, 9:30 - 10:30 am 
Place:  Fleur de Lis Bakery & Cafe, 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 October 25, 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 Only
BOOK GROUP: Organizational meeting
Readers of NEV unite!  Join us over snacks and libations for our organizational meeting to decide what kinds of books we should read, how often and where to meet, and how we will run the book group. Bring good reading ideas!
Coordinated by: Pat Vivian and Ann Anderson
Date and time: Monday October 30, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Le Petit Provence,  1824 NE Alberta
Reservation required:   Please call the NEV office at 503-895-2750 to reserve your spot.  Reservation deadline is October 23.
*** NOTE:  The VIP group is not meeting in October, but will convene again on Friday, November 10.  ***
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.