Well, it looks like there won’t be any gardening this weekend…unless the weathermen have it wrong, that is. That’s ok, though; there’s enough going on to keep you busy. In addition to the news and happenings listed below, as always, please feel free to share anything that we may have missed.
Here are your weekend tidbits…
– Just because you can’t garden this weekend (ok, I suppose I’m assuming everyone else has a rain aversion, too) doesn’t mean you can’t get all your garden tools sharp and ready for use. The Green Lents Community Tool Library will be hosting expert and apprentice tool sharpeners this Saturday (4/6), from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring in your shearers, shovels, lawnmowers, and other garden tools in for a good sharpening, and donate some money for a good cause. Remember, the GLCTL serves Foster-Powell and Mt. Scott-Arleta, too. This is indeed your neighborhood tool library, so make use of it and help them stay open. If you intend to go, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
– The Occupy Movement returns this Saturday. At least in film it does. GG Williams’ documentary, “Occupy: We The People,” will air at the BobWhite Theatre this Saturday (4/6), along with live music and presentations from people in the film. 7 – 10 p.m…tickets are going for $10.
– More live performances. On Sunday (4/7), from 3 – 7:30 p.m, at Tango Berretin, treat yourself to the music, dance and culture of Turkish Roman (Gypsy) culture. Here’s a description of the event, dubbed Live Roman:
“All the way from Istanbul, Turkey, dancer Reyhan Tuzsus and her husband, violinist Husnu Tuzsus, bring to Portland a rare glimpse into the world of Turkish Roman culture. Workshops be given on Roman street and wedding dance and music by Reyhan and Husnu. They will be accompanied by clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Sonia Seeman with Turkish percussionist David Reihs. After the workshops enjoy performances, open dancing, Turkish appetizers, tea and socializing.”
– For the Mad Men lovers out there, especially those without cable…Bar Carlo will be airing the new season premiere this Sunday. I’m assuming you’ll be able to catch it most Sundays if history repeats.
– More self defense on Foster? If Defense Arts Northwest wasn’t enough, now we have Life Tactics at 69th and Foster. From their website: “We live in a country where, let’s face it, things are pretty good. Even so, bad things still happen to good people. All you have to do is turn on the evening news to hear about murders, robberies, natural disasters, and more. We like to pretend that these things won’t happen to us, but the fact is, eventually, we are all likely to come face to face with our own crisis.” A little fear-mongering, shall we? Apparently, in addition to teaching butt-kicking, they offer courses in crisis management, verbal deescalation, and confidence-building for teenagers. But will they protect Foster from Zombies?
– Finally, your monthly neighborhood association meeting is this coming Monday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bar Carlo. We should be getting updates on the soon-to-be concluding update of the Foster Streetscape Plan.
Have a good weekend, all. Be cool, be safe.