Jul 30, 2010

Neighborhood Pride

Show some neighborhood pride and purchase a magnet or yard sign from the MSANA.

We'll be selling them on Friday night at the Movie in the Park. You can buy a yard sign for $2 and a magnet for $1 (or you can choose to pay a bit more in support of the NA if you want to).

This is what the yard sign looks like. It comes with the metal stand so you can display it on your lawn.

Thanks to Terah Beth from TBBV designs, who donated her time and skill set to make both the yard sign and magnet for us.

July Meeting Minutes Posted

Just an FYI. If you head over to the Meeting Minutes and By-laws page you can download the pdf of July's meeting minutes.

Mt. Scott-Arleta Movie in the Park

Join us Friday night, August 6th for the MSA Movie in the Park at Mt. Scott Park.

Pre-movie activities start at 6:30pm. There'll be booths featuring local organizations, food, music and the ever popular Rock Climbing Wall.

The movie starts at dusk. Bring a blanket, a picnic and your friends as we celebrate National Night Out.

Movie will be The Princess Bride.

Jul 28, 2010

Foster Powell National Night Out

Come join the fun!

National Night Out

Music in Kern Park

Tuesday, August 3rd 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Kern Park, SE 67th and Center St.

Free fun for all ages!

Meet your neighbors and…

Listen and dance to great live music from All the Apparatus!

(Avant-garde gypsy klezmer jazz indie anti-folk rock band)

Snack on food and drinks from local vendors or bring a picnic supper!

(Food provided by Bar Carlo and Sweetness Bakery)

Check out handmade goods for sale, made by your neighbors.


On August 4th, Mt. Scott Community Center's Teen Volunteer Corps will assemble

HOPE kits to be sent to orphanages, waste dumps, refugee camps and other places in need around the world by Medical Teams International.

They are looking for donations of new:
bars of soap

Please drop items at the front desk of the Mt. Scott Community Center (5530 SE 72nd) by Wednesday, August 4th.

For questions, contact Molly at 503-953-9574.

Jul 21, 2010

Ballast and Bulb Ball at SE Uplift

Come light it up! Friday July 23rd, 2010 from 9am to 2pm.
Coffee/Donuts and Lunch will be provided.

SE Uplift is retrofitting their fluorescent lighting to be much more efficient, not to mention brighter and fully functional. We estimate that it will cut the lighting bill by more than half!

This Friday they will be having their first Ballast & Bulb Ball, where volunteers will learn about high-efficiency lighting and be trained on replacing the components in older fixtures to take advantage of cleaner and cheaper-to-run technology.

They need YOU to help out. If you are available and can drop in for a few hours please contact Tim or Blythe at SE Uplift for more information.

Jul 19, 2010

August Board Meeting

This year we will be holding a meeting in August (as a general rule we haven't in the past).

The meeting will consist of only the board portion so it should run for a considerably shorter amount of time (about an hour). However, we are looking for LOTS of community input as the goal of this meeting is to vision-cast and plan for Fall/Winter 2010-2011.

With the new formatting of the meetings, the second half can host special guests, speakers, and presentations. We want your ideas, thoughts, and input on who we should invite to present.

  • Interested in learning how to garden in small spaces?
  • Want a free tutorial on bike/pedestrian/car safety and rules of the road?
  • Would you like to hear from our Crime Prevention Coordinator on ways to make your street safer?
  • Do you have a skill, idea or activity you'd like to present yourself?

These ideas and so many more could be presented at one of our monthly general meetings. So please join us August 4th at 6:30pm, Mt. Scott Community Center for an hour-long dream n' scheme!