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Volume 1, Issue 11


December 2003

Cedar Mill Holiday Happenings

Here’s a quick roundup of holiday-related activities in the community. All events are free and open to the public.

Cedar Mill Community Library

On Saturday, December 13 at 1 pm, the Greater Portland Flute Society offers a free holiday concert in the library.

If you’re planning to shop online this year, first join www.igive.com/CMCL. Up to 26% of every purchase is donated to the library, at no cost to you! Click on the "shopping" link at www.cedarmill.org/library.


Stoller Middle School December 17, 7:30p.m., Stoller Singers at West View HS Winter Concert

Cedar Mill Elementary School, 10265 Cornell Road, is conducting a canned food drive from December 8-12.

Terra Linda Elementary School, 1998NW143rd, is having a Toy Drive. Bring new, unwrapped toys to the office for the Toy & Joy program. Terra Linda is also having a holiday concert at 8:45 am December 19, in the school auditorium, featuring the choir and a sing along.

Sunset High School, 13840 NW Cornell Rd., presents two holiday concerts: on Wednesday, Dec.17 at 7:30 pm with the SHS Choir, and on Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 pm with the SHS Band. Both programs are in the auditorium and will showcase performance groups within the Band and Choir.

Also at Sunset High, the Theatre Arts Students are hosting “Parents’ Day Out” on Saturday, December 13, from 10-4. Drop off your kids and get some shopping done, or just take a break. Arts & Crafts, games, snacks provided. Park in the West lot and come in the main gym doors. Call Gary Cash at 50-259-5050 for information (not free).

The Oregon College of Art & Craft continues its holiday show and sale through December 23 in both the Gallery Shop and the Hoffman Gallery. Items for sale will include ceramics, jewelry, hand-woven pieces, ornaments, greeting cards and photographs, made by students and alumni in the college’s degree and Studio School continuing education programs. Hours are Monday to Thursday 10-7, Friday to Sunday 10-5. December 23 closing at 3 pm. Proceeds support student scholarships.


Cedar Mill Bible Church, 12208 NW Cornell Road, will hold three Christmas Eve services, at 3 pm, 4:30 pm and 6 pm. The three services will be a family time of worship and music celebrating the the birth of Christ.

St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1280 Northwest Saltzman Road. Christmas Eve: 3 pm Children’s Mass. 5 pm Mass with Children’s choir; 7 pm Mass with youth choir; 9:30 pm Christmas Caroling; 10 pm Mass with full music ensemble; midnight Mass with simple music ensemble. Christmas Day: 9 am Mass; 10:30 am Mass; 12 am Spanish Mass.

Christ United Methodist Church, 12755 NW Dogwood Street. December 14, 4:30 pm, the Sunday School Christmas Program, a dramatic presentation of the meaning of Christmas complete with singing angels and barnyard animals. December 21, A Caroling Extravaganza. Participants meet at the church at 5:30 pm for dinner and rehearsal, and then divide into teams and head out for some good old fashion caroling.  Groups will return to the church for hot cider, cocoa and cookies. Christmas Eve Services– Family Service 7 pm; 9 pm Communion Service; 11 pm Traditional Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols.They end at midnight with the singing of “Silent Night” by candle light. Christmas Day Worship 10:00 am. Come as you are to celebrate Christmas and to thank God for the gift of Jesus Christ.


Bales Thriftway has a “Giving Tree” sponsored by Friendly House. Names and gift requests are on the tree near the rear wall of the store. Pick up a tag, purchase the gift and place it under the tree by December 22.

Teufel Nursery has a special Holiday Store at their Barnes Road location–their nationally distributed holly, wreaths and other greens are available, along with cut and living trees.

At the UPS Store in the Peterkort Shopping Center, a customer can bring in a gift completely unwrapped, and they will giftwrap it, pack it and ship it. The gift wrapping ranges from $3.50 to $7.50 based on size, and packing and shipping prices are variable based upon how fragile it is, how big it is, where it is going, etc. Packing ranges from $2.00 up to $30.00 when they’re packing computers, etc.


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