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Volume 7, Issue 3


March 2009

CMBA Member News

chicken littleHarmony School takes on the recession!

Please join The Harmony School, located at 12849 NW Cornell Rd. for the original, fun filled performance of “A Day in the Life”. This family show will be filled with many of your favorite story book characters and Princesses, all wondering why their life is harder than the others. Or is it? Will Chicken Little ever start making sense? Join us Saturday, March 21st to find out. Matinee performance at 3 pm, evening performance at 5 pm. Seating is very limited. All tickets $5.00 and can be purchased at The Harmony School. Call for availability (503) 626.0166.

Harmony Summer School

The Harmony School will be offering a wonderful Summer School program from 9 am to 3 pm. Monday-Friday beginning the first Monday after the school year ends (date may vary due to school cuts and early closures).

Every week will be packed with exciting activities—from planting a garden and learning about hydroponics to mask making and basket weaving to writing your own book, play, or autobiography. Outdoor activities may include berry picking and swimming (private pool) and will need special permission from parents. Register online at www.theharmonyschool.org or visit the school at 12849 NW Cornell Rd. (please call for appointment 503-626.0166.

UPS BearToys For Tots Literacy Program at The UPS Store

For more than 60 years, Toys for Tots has been bringing smiles to the faces of needy children through the gift of a new toy. While Toys for Tots is committed to this tradition and continues its toy program, in March 2008, along with the national network of The UPS Store franchise locations, it extended its reach with its first year-round initiative, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.

This initiative supports children in need by providing books and educational materials to help break the cycle of poverty.

Why do we need your help?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.8 million children live in poverty. That number is greater than the combined populations of New York City and Los Angeles. It is estimated that the cost of illiteracy to business and taxpayers is $20 billion per year.

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 33% of all fourth graders in this country still cannot read at even the basic level. In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per child is one age-appropriate book for every 300 children.


Every dollar donated to the program will benefit children, libraries, schools and other educational programs in or near the communities where the funds are raised. Your support can make a difference in the lives of the millions of children who live in poverty.

The UPS Store at 10940 SW Barnes Rd. in Peterkort Towne Square is gearing up for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program donation drive during the month of March. We encourage you to donate at least $1 as part of the “Buck a Book” initiative. When you donate, we put your name(s) on one of our Teddy Bear cards and hang it on our wall of fame. This money goes towards purchasing books through, our partners the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, and Scholastic Publishing Company. Scholastic has agreed to sell children’s books for $1 each and then they’re donated to children in our local communities. In March, 2008, The UPS Store collected approximately $240, then $283 in December 2008. Be sure to visit The UPS Store web site at www.theupsstore.com/3379.htm

Fellow of Photography x3

Award winning local photographer, Sandy Sahagian says, “yes I can” again and receives two gold bars to add to the FP (Fellow of Photography) award previously received, at the 2009 Professional Photographers of Oregon Convention held in February.

Sandy is a third-generation photographer, Master Artist, with unmatched credentials, 30 years experience, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, whose studio is near Cornell Road, and Cedar Hills Blvd. She specializes in portraiture and also offers photo restoration services. Visit her website: sandysphotos.com or call her at 503-297-2343 for more information.

Smiles for Health and Safety Extravaganza

Hey parents, we have an exciting event for you and your children! On April 6th from 9-11 am World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will be hosting “Smile for Health and Safety Extravaganza.” Enjoy snacks provided by Pizza Schmizza, a full complimentary service coffee cart, healthy drinks for kids, as well as fun yet educational information for everyone.

Andrea from Portland Laughter Yoga will be offering free Laughing Yoga classes. Parents, this will be a time for you to just relax with other adults over coffee while we play games and watch movies with your kids.

World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry invited Secure Child to provide finger printing and photo taking during the event. Over 1 million children go missing each year; with the proper photograph and finger prints your child could be located faster and easier.

The first 75 kids in the door will get a prize! Stop by and check out the excitement. At World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry we are dedicated to providing overall wellness to the families in our community. World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located above Integrative Pediatrics of Dr. Paul Thomas at 11790 SW Barnes Rd Suite 280 Portland OR 97225. www.visitworldofsmiles.com

Village Gallery News

The Village Gallery of Arts March group show will feature watercolorist Terri Gonzalez. She teaches children’s art classes in her home and at The Village Gallery of Arts. Her art has been shown at Portland City Hall, Doll Gardner Gallery, The Art of Change Gallery and the Village Gallery of Arts. The all media show runs March 3 through April 4th, 2009.

feltClasses starting in March include Journaling, Stained Glass, Watercolor and Children’s Art with a Spring Break Mask Workshop on Tuesday, March 24 for ages 6-10. Upcoming classes include Dichroic Glass, Needle Felting, and Encaustic Painting using beeswax. Visit the Gallery’s website for more information.

The Village Gallery of Arts is located at 12505 NW Cornell Road (Cornell and Saltzman, behind Walgreen’s Drugs, next to Cedar Mill Community Library, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm. Please call the Gallery at (503) 644-8001 or visit our website villagegalleryarts.org for additional information regarding the gallery, membership, classes, and special events.

Alice's KitchenBales offers Lebanese Lenten cooking demonstration

First Wednesday at Bales’ Thriftway on Wednesday, March 4 will feature local cookbook author, Linda Dalal Sawaya demonstrating Lebanese Lenten recipes from her cookbook, Alice’s Kitchen: Traditional Lebanese Cooking. The event runs from 4-7 pm. Demonstrations on how to make hommous, baba ghannouj, mjuddrah, and fattoush will be featured along with tasting these Lebanese Lenten favorites.

Linda’s cookbook will be available for sale and Linda will be signing and personalizing books. You can view more about her book at her website lindasawaya.com and you can purchase a copy online if you can’t make it to the First Wednesday event. Linda’s book includes a great variety of vegetarian recipes along with traditional lamb, chicken, and fish dishes. Also included in the book are numerous soups, desserts, breads and savory pastries, and of course many Lebanese appetizers, including the popular hommous and baba ghannouj.

Medicare Advantage Plans information

If you or a loved one is eligible for Medicare, then you might be interested in attending one of the FREE, upcoming Community Meetings at Tilly’s Gelato & More (next to Walgreen’s). All meetings start at 10:30 AM on the following dates: Tuesday March 3rd, Thursday March 19th and Tuesday April 21st.. The presenter is CMBA board member Mike Irinaga, who is an Independent Agent for the AARP MedicareComplete plans by SecureHorizons. Learn the A,B C & D’s of Medicare. Information about the SecureHorizons Medicare Advantage, Medigap, and Prescription Drug Programs will be provided. Seats are limited, so please call 503-223-9797 or email mike@nw-insure.com to reserve your space now. Come and bring a friend for a complimentary cup of organic coffee and a scone and get your 2009 Medicare questions answered. A sales representative will be present with information and applications.

First Thursday at the Spa

Sophisticate Salon invites you to their First Thursday event this month on Thursday, March 5 and every first Thursday, from 3-6:30 pm at the salon, 88 NW Murray Boulevard just south of the Sunset Highway. Owner Kim Cao says there will be complimentary appetizers and wine for you to enjoy along with their outstanding spa services, which include manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and massage, along with haircuts by Carey Kaas, their new cut and color specialist.

Make an appointment for services, or just drop in and check out the relaxing surroundings. Be sure to try out their amazing massage chairs while you enjoy an invigorating pedicure. Call 503-526-2052 for information or to make an appointment.




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