Sellwood Moreland Improvement League

June Events & Activities nearby


Llewellyn Carnival tonight at 5:30 p.m.: This evening, 5:30 to 8 p.m., “Come celebrate the end of another wonderful year at Llewellyn. Bring friends and family for a fun evening of games, arts, food, and entertainment, with our great community.”  Admission is free. If you buy a cool Llewellyn Carnival T-shirt you’ll help support the nonprofit Llewellyn Foundation. This Westmoreland elementary school – where the carnival will be taking place – is at S.E. Tolman Street and 14th.


Youths present their stories tonight at Sellwood Playhouse: Nonprofit “Rogue Pack” presents “Birth of The Creative Warriors” tonight at 7:30 p.m. – written and performed by an eclectic group of students from Madison High School and Jester Educational Theatre (JET). Youths with physical and developmental disabilities, and from other cultures, will share their personal stories written during workshops conducted by Rogue Pack and JET—exploring personal and societal understandings, and coming to appreciate our differences and commonalities. Rogue Pack provides an open forum for these youths. The audience is invited to remain for a talk-back and reception after the show.It’s at theSellwood Playhouse, 901 S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $8 at the door. To purchase online, go to –



Annual repainting day at Share-It Square: Today is the day this year for the annual repainting of the Sherrett Square intersection in Sellwood. “This year’s design celebrates unity, with four hands holding four different flowers that are significant to the Portland area, surrounding the planet above a field of dark night sky. All of the hands are tied together with the red thread, a recurring theme from years past. And lastly, around the border are pollinating insects, to signify our continuing appreciation for the small creatures that we depend on.” Volunteer painters will get to work at 10 a.m. until the work is done, which is usually between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. All supplies provided, all are welcome! Contact Sarah Heath for information by e-mail:



Opening day for Woodstock Farmers Market: Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is the opening day for this year’s nonprofit Woodstock Farmers Market – still behind the Key Bank on their parking lot, on Woodstock Boulevard. The market will reappear every Sunday at the same place and time through the last market of the year in October.



89th annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: Again this year, the public Scandinavian Midsummer Festival takes place today at Oaks Park, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Music, Dancing, Nordic Food, Vendors, Beer Garden, Kids Area, Games. The raising of the Midsummer Pole (Majstång) is at 2 p.m. Admission $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $17 for families (two adults and two students) – and age 11 and under, free. The Oaks Amusement Park on the Willamette River at Sellwood is reached from the foot of S.E. Spokane Street – turn north on S.E. Oaks Park Way, just west of the railroad tracks. Plenty of free parking.



Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Ignatius: Today, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the American Red Cross will be set up at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 3400 S.E. 43rd Avenue at Powell, for blood donations – open to all. Walk-ins accepted as space permits; reservations suggested. You can register to donate at:, or call the Red Cross at 1-800/733-2767.Thank you for donating the gift of life.



Legos @ the Woodstock Library: Kids age 6 to 11, bring your mad Lego skills to the Woodstock Branch Library this afternoon 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and let your imagination flow. Today and each time, we’ll build a new structure to put on display. Bricks and supplies provided. Free. Donations welcome. The library is on the corner of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard and 49th Street.



Sacred Heart Villa holds “community garage sale” today: This large community sale features ten (or more) households, offering various household items, some homemade items, crafts, plants, and various other items. It’s indoors – and out of any possible Portland rain. “Fun for all!” The sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3911 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, in the Sacred Heart Villa, in the Brooklyn neighborhood.



Pageturners Book Group for adults at Sellwood Library: Read “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel; then come to the Sellwood Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. tonight for an hour and a half of stimulating conversation about this and other books. Free; sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Sellwood Library is on the corner of S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street.



Quilt and Needleworks show: From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Trinity United Methodist Church is hosting a Quilt and Needleworks show, “celebrating the study of needleworks and quilts created using the same patterns, with encouragement to make each piece as unique as its maker.” Cookies and beverages; a place to sit and stitch. There will be vendors with supplies, crafts, and quilts. The church is on the northeast corner of S.E. Chavez (39th) and Steele Street.


Free concert today in Eastmoreland celebrates Sequoias: A nonprofit organization, Save The Giants, presents an afternoon of live music today, free to all, from 1 to 5 p.m., at what organizers are trying to formalize as “Save the Giants Park”, 3656 S.E. Martins Street in Eastmoreland – a block south of Woodstock Boulevard, off 36th Avenue. The Eastmoreland Garage Sale is in progress all weekend – raffles and merchandise available all day. For more information, and to learn how to donate to help make this park happen, go online:



Milk Carton Boat Races in Westmoreland Park today: At 11 a.m. this morning The Royal Rosarians again present Milk Carton Boat Race competition as part of the 2017 Rose Festival sanctioned events at the Westmoreland Park Casting Pond, on S.E. 22nd between Rex and Lambert Streets. Free to attend and participate. “Great food, giveaways, and entertainment will be on hand for the whole family.” Large, hand-made, human-powered boats compete, floating entirely by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. The competition is open to all ages in seven classes ranging from sleek and slim boats built for speed to the whimsical showboat class. There is also a corporate category for businesses. All compete for the coveted Best in Show milk carton trophy.



Red Cross Blood Drive in Woodstock: The Red Cross is hosting a blood drive this afternoon, 2-7 p.m., at Woodstock Bible Church, 5101 S.E. Mitchell Street. You can register to donate at:, or call the Red Cross at 1-800/733-2767.Thank you for donating the gift of life.

For adults – “Be your own publisher”:
This free workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Woodstock Branch Library, provides authors the tools and guidance necessary to become their own successful publishers. Included are aspects of professional editing and design, logistics and distribution, and publicity and marketing, the goal for this presentation is to offer enough details to make writers “publishing professionals”, with an insider’s knowledge of the business and unique manners of approaching the marketplace. Free, but registration required; register in the library, or by calling 503/988-5123. The library is on the corner of S.E. Woodstock Boulevard and 49th Street.


Red Cross blood drive today in Westmoreland: The Red Cross “Bloodmobile” will be at Moreland Presbyterian Church this afternoon from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and your donation will help the Red Cross continue to catch up from the lingering critical shortages when the weather caused cancellations of blood drives this year. Walk-ins accepted as time allows, but it’s best to make an appointment – call 1-800/733-2767. Or, go online to:, and enter sponsor code MorelandPresbyterian.


Celebrate the Centennial of Eastmoreland Golf Course: The Eastmoreland Golf Course turns 100 years old today, and the newly-formed “Eastmoreland 100 Historical Society” invites all interested Southeast Portland residents to a celebration late today, 4 to 9 p.m., in the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse, next to the north-side parking lot on S.E. Bybee Boulevard, just east of the Bybee Bridge.


Fourth of July at historic, nonprofit, Oaks Park: Historic Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood, now officially a nonprofit organization, opens its gates at 10 a.m. this morning – staying open until midnight tonight. Celebrate the U.S.A. with a day of family fun on the midway, a summer BBQ in the picnic areas, live entertainment from local performers, and Portland’s traditional fireworks display at dusk! All picnic areas are first come, first served. Carnival rides open at noon. Gate fees apply to all today – age16 - 61 years old, $6.00; 15 and younger, $3.00; 62 and older, $4.00. Everyone entering the park today must pay the gate fee. Attractions sold separately. Parking FREE. Alcohol and personal fireworks strictly prohibited; bags and coolers will be checked. Enter the park by turning north from S.E. Spokane Street, just west of the railroad tracks near the Willamette River.

Posted by smile333 on 05/29/2017
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