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This month, NECN’s Safety and Livability Team has decided to head outdoors to work on a little landscaping project, removing weeds and assessing the area for future plantings in front of our building.

Join SALT volunteers at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 15th to dig thistles and other invasive plants out of the ground.

That’s right, no Monday evening meeting this month, just weeding on Saturday morning.

If you plan to join us, please bring work gloves, hoes, rakes and shovels if you have them. Also, dress appropriately for wet, cold weather.

What: SALT December Work Party
When: Saturday, December 15, 10:30am – Coffee and snacks provided!
Where: NECN, 4815 NE 7th Ave.
What to Bring: Work gloves, weeding tools, weather-proof clothing

We will provide some tools from the tool library plus coffee and snacks!

Hope to see you Saturday.

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Have a cold one on us, and we’ll tell you how to stay warm!

Join NECN this Saturday from 3-5PM at Salt and Straw on Alberta for a free ice cream cone and learn about how to weatherize your home through our program Energize NE. If you sign up for a free energy audit at this event, we will also give you a free pint of ice cream!

Northeast Coalition Community Committees

Safety and Livability Team  Meeting Saturday the 15th, 10:30am (instead of Monday the 17th,) at NECN
SALT is hosting a work party in front of NECN this coming Saturday in place of their regular December meeting. Volunteers are invited to help us dig out invasive species and assess the land for future plantings. We provide coffee and snacks, bring your own work gloves or weeding implements if you have them.

Schools Committee, Thursday, December 19th, 6:30pm at NECN
The Schools Committee is focusing energy on Jefferson Cluster Enrollment Balancing efforts, working to elevate the voices of parents at all schools in the cluster. They are also considering hosting a school board candidates forum in the spring.

Community Economic Development Council No December Meeting

Land Use and Transportation Committee No December Meeting

Neighborhood Small Grant Applications

An intrepid team of volunteers read and gathered to review all of the grant applications received by NECN. They will make a recommendation to the NECN Board about what projects to fund in January.

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Meet your neighbors and hear updates on committees and projects. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the Woodlawn neighborhood. This month, Clay Thompson from Trimet will be here to discuss the layovers at Dekum and 9th. Woodlawn Methodist Church at 1425 N.E. Dekum St. Enter the west door and head up the stairs and down the hallway.

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This Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., Woodlawn Methodist Church Community Room, 1425 NE Dekum St. Enter on the west side by the parking lot and head upstairs. See you there!

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Thank you everyone for ALL of your help to make today’s 8th Grade Promotion a great celebration! It was wonderful to have so many friends and neighbors show up to help and to support this great group of students. The ceremony and reception were great because of your generosity and help. Thank you, and have a great summer everyone!

The Upper Grade Team and 8th Grade Committee
Woodlawn Elementary School

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Rose Festival fleet arrivals will cause bridge lifts 2:30-4 p.m. June 5 through June 7. Expect delays as trains and bus lines 4, 8, 9, 12, 19, 20, 35, 44, and 77 hold for bridge lifts or detour to open bridges.

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WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE: Henry V Events at 6360 NE MLK Blvd.

Don’t you hate the dreaded Spring cleaning (cupboards, closets, basement, garage, car)? Well, we can make it easier on you because after all that hard work, you can dump all your unwanted stuff in one place! No need to make the inconvenient dump run (think price of gas & fees), or hope to flag down a metal recycler pickup, or schedule trips to thrift stores, or keep stacking up all your unused computers/monitors/printers/cell phones, etc. No! Just load everything into your vehicle and come dump on us! Plus, you’ll get a wonderful bag of helpful info and local coupons!

This is Woodlawn’s ONLY fundraiser, and suggested DONATIONS are based on vehicle + size of load ($10 and up); extra for tires ($3) and e-waste ($5-$10).

We’ll take almost everything: household junk, metals, glass, furniture, e-waste, Styrofoam, bikes, and ALL reusable/fixable items (we donate to nonprofits).

PLEASE DO NOT BRING (we will reject):
–Yard debris / Concrete
–Hazardous materials (paint, oil)
–Large appliances (washer/dryer/fridge)
–UN-bagged garbage


We need LOTS of hands (between 8:00AM and 2:00PM) to post signage before, take tickets & money, direct traffic, help unload vehicles (BIG job), sort items (BIG job), keep order, and clean up after. In turn, you’ll get great food and drinks, a good workout, and some neighborly camaraderie.

Volunteer 2 hours or more, and you can dump ONE carload for FREE!

Email Jan NOW to sign up:

Many thanks to our sponsors and donors:
METRO, Planning & Sustainability, NECN, Cloudburst Recycling, Moonstar, Henry V, Safeway, Sparky’s Pizza, Woodlawn Coffee & Pastry

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Pies for Promotion!! Come purchase a pie Good Neighbor Pizzeria on Friday, May 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a percentage of the profits will go to Woodlawn’s terrific 8th grade students and their end of the year Promotion!

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Community Outreach of Our United Villages is sponsoring a Youth Forum for Social Change where youth can come together to share their hopes, dreams, and ideas for the future. As the next generation, youth lead the way in shaping the communities that we all will live in. The Forum will be an exciting chance for youth to exchange ideas and brainstorm actions to create social change. We’ll watch thought-provoking videos, engage in lively discussion, and share diverse perspectives on creating a world that works for all.  Our hope is that youth will leave feeling inspired and empowered to be the change they wish to see in the world!

Saturday, April 28th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at McMenamin’s Kennedy School Community Room, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland.

No RSVP is required; however, if you wish to let us know you are interested, please register online or call 503.546.7499. Refreshments and food will be served. Childcare (under 9), transportation, and interpretation are available upon request.

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Earth DayOver 70 local organizations are working to make the earth a better place at the Earth Day Portland event! Mark your calendars.
Check here for more information.

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