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Teens/Tweens Get Crafty: Pumpkin Topiary

The perfect fall decoration, these pumpkins will last a long time and be the center of attention at all your holiday gatherings. They’d make a lovely gift for someone special, or give your room that special holiday feel. All supplies provided.

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Teens/Tweens Get Crafty: DIY Pencil Pouch

Get ready for the school year in style!  We’ll provide the materials and snacks, you bring the creativity and fun.

For  grades 6th & up!

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Author Talk: Keith Rosson

Local author and artist Keith Rosson will talk about his work, including his recent novels, The Mercy of the Tide and Smoke City, in a free presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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First Tuesday Music: Chicamarimba

The women of Chicamarimba, Portland's own all-female marimba band, return to the library with their unforgettable combination of toe-tapping rhythms, joyful sing-alongs, and musical folklore. This free concert, part of our First Tuesday Music series, is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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Stewardship Work Party at Hallinan Woods

Green Thumbs Needed in Hallinan Woods

December 9,  SU   1–3p
Put on your garden gloves and help plant over 400 native species in tranquil Hallinan Woods. Thanks to Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods, who have cleared out most of the invasives, we can dig in and plant the sword ferns and other native species. We will keep an eye out for the deer that like to wander through this wooded area.

Parking: Hemlock or Hallinan St.
Contact: Jim Fisher 503-636-3153 or

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Stewardship Work Party at East Waluga Park

Dig In at East Waluga Park

December 8, SA  9:30–11:30a
Join Friends of Waluga Parks to dig out invasive Yellow Flag Iris that has found a home in this park. This pretty invasive species is easy on the eyes but crowds out native species that provide important habitat for birds and pollinators. After the work party, explore the trails leading up to an old quarry tucked in the middle of this park.
Parking: 15505 Quarry Rd.
Contact: Will Mahoney-Watson 503-752-3430 or

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Stewardship Work Party at Iron Mt. Park

Let's Pull Together at Iron Mountain Park
November 18, SU 1 - 3p
Help Friends of Iron Mountain Park restore this 50 acre treasured natural area. They say it takes 1,300 man hours to clear one acre of an ivy smothered forest, and we are on track with your help! Our target is young hawthorn trees and riparian maintenance. The native plants, birds, animals and pollinators all thank you for your important help!
Parking: Gravel trail head is off Brookside Rd. /Twin Fir Rd behind Oswego Hunt Club.
Contact: Mike Buck 503-914-8607 or

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Stewardship Work Party at Springbrook Park

Miles of Smiles at Springbrook Park

November 17, SA  9–11a
Wander over 2 miles of tranquil paths through 50 acres of forested Springbrook Park. Notice the towering trees and native plants that host many birds and animals.  Then, join Friends of Springbrook Park with ongoing restoration of this magnificent park. Springbrook Park is behind the soccer field at Uplands Grade School. Look for directional signs for the planting site in the woods.
Parking: Uplands Grade School, 2055 Wembley Park Rd.
Contact: Ginny Haines 503-442-4082 or

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Stewardship Work Party at Freepons Park

Plant Native Species in Freepons Park
November 11, Su   1–3p
Put on your garden gloves and plant sword ferns in tranquil Freepons Park. Friends of Hallinan Heights Woods have already cleared out the invasives, so the planting can begin! There may be a few invasives to tackle, and if we see any trash we will give it the Heave Ho!  When you leave, you will see the impact you made in the health of this incredible forest.
Parking: Intersection of Bickner Rd. and Hemlock St.
Contact: Barbara Fisher 503-636-3153 or

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