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Free summer concerts in Glenhaven Park

Left-Coast-Country Tony-Starlight Free Portland Parks & Recreation summer concerts in Glenhaven Park begin this week!

Come and join in the free, all-ages fun Thursdays in July. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. and include free kids art activities. New this year, sponsor Missing Link will provide free bike and stroller corrals to park your wheels.

You can buy gelato and sandwiches (including the “Tony Starlight”) from Bacchi’s Italian Delicatessen or vegetarian salad & spring rolls from Rolls Plus Grill. Or bring a picnic and your own beer or wine. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.

The SentimentsThis year’s schedule:

July 10: Maid Brigade presents Left Coast Country (bluegrass)
July 17: Tony Starlight (Hollywood’s own troubadour)
July 24: The Sentiments (ska)

Thanks to 2014 series sponsors: Andeo, Duff’s Garage-Lounge, Earth-Centric, Hookset Automotive, Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, The Lumberyard Bike Park, Maid Brigade, Missing Link, Nest Design, Original Taco House, Pacific Power, Portland Family Dentistry, Realty Trust — Sue & James Coon, Roseway Neighborhood Association, Roseway Roots and Umpqua Bank.

General meeting & shave ice social

Join the Roseway Neighborhood Association for its summer general meeting, Tuesday, July 8, in the 72nd Avenue park blocks between NE Beech and Failing.

Meet your neighbors, bring your concerns, hear what guest speakers have to say and get ready for a couple of special treats — free shave ice (served by Ono) and music by Josh’s Junction (featuring bluegrass and folk musicians from Roseway and other parts of Portland).

The meeting is from 7-8 p.m.; the music will get going around 6:30. You may want to bring a chair or blanket.

See you there!

Annual Roseway Cleanup is coming!

The annual Roseway Cleanup will take place rom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Glenhaven Park, NE Siskiyou Street and 82nd Avenue. This community event is a great opportunity to clean out your garage and support your neighborhood at the same time. We will accept METAL, YARD DEBRIS, WOOD WASTE, ELECTRONICS, BULKY WASTE and TIRES.

Suggested donations are $10 per carload, $15 per truckload, $20 per large truckload, $3 per tire and $5 per tire with rim.

Please note: We will NOT accept paint, chemicals, batteries or other hazardous waste.

The crowd-pleasing YOU PRICE IT area will also be back this year. Donate your reusable household goods to the community and give them a new home. Then, enjoy shopping for bargains!

To make this event a success, we need more than 75 VOLUNTEERS. Come join the fun! The volunteer shifts are 3 hours long and scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Shift leaders and volunteers are needed for: Yard Debris/Wood Waste; Metal; Bulky Waste; Greeters/Cashiers, Traffic Control, Plastics, You Price It, and Rebuilding Center. As an added bonus, all volunteers get to bring a load to the cleanup for free, get first pick at the You Price It tent, and receive complimentary refreshments. Several volunteer spots are still needed and we look forward to seeing you!

To volunteer, please email rosewayvolunteer@gmail.com and let us know your top three preferences, in order, for the area and shift for which you would like to volunteer and whether you are willing to be a shift leader.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS AND PARTNERS:

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Metro, Central Northeast Neighbors Inc., Portland Parks, Recology, The ReBuilding Center and Brickhouse Pizza.

Connect to Kindergarten events

Roseway Heights School’s Kindergarten Connect for the parents of incoming kindergarten students is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 20, in the multi-purpose room at the school, 7334 NE Siskiyou St. Child care will not be provided.

Scott Elementary plans multiple events to share information about its 2-year-old Spanish immersion program. The program has seen great success and active community involvement. We are lucky to live in a uniquely diverse community where a 50/50 split of English and Spanish speakers can be achieved in the classroom — the ideal setup for immersion as children support each other in learning both languages.

Last year, there were three immersion kindergarten classes and one neighborhood class, with 22 families lotterying into the school.

As a neighborhood family, come claim your child’s spot in the immersion program! Attend a roundup event and meet current parents, administration and staff, ask questions and get informed early. Kindergarten is just around the corner! Scott’s upcoming Connect to Kindergarten dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 20,  5-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 12, 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 17, 5-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 15, 5-6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Learn more about what’s happening at Scott: http://scottschoolparents.org/

Roseway Heights School announces events

Roseway Heights School announces two upcoming events for community members.

* The K-8 is hosting Kindergarten Connect for the parents of incoming kindergarten students on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the school, 7334 NE Siskiyou St. Please join in this opportunity to learn about your neighborhood school. (Child care not provided.)

* Join Roseway Heights for its seventh annual fundraising auction, “Once Upon a Time.” This event has grown to be quite an amazing night, so get ready for the biggest party of the year! Find a sitter, get those costumes ready, and prepare to eat, drink and mingle with new and old friends.

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 1

Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 3131 NE Glisan St.

Price: $30; buy tickets online.