Woodstock cleanup today
A Holiday litter cleanup will take place today. Those wanting to help will meet at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 S.E. 43rd Avenue just west of BiMart, at 9:30 a.m. Weather permitting, it will go until noon – or whenever bags are full. Equipment is provided by “Adopt One Block”, and trash removal is provided by 1-800-Got-Junk. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors, and pitch in and do your part for the amazing Woodstock neighborhood.
Sellwood ballet students present downtown shows
Classical Ballet Academy in Sellwood returns to Lincoln Hall at Portland State University, 1620 S.W. Park Avenue, today and tomorrow for four performances of “The Nutcracker” – suitable for all ages. Today, the shows are at 2 and 6 p.m.; tomorrow at 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are being sold exclusively through the PSU box office, but you can buy them online – https://portlandstate.universitytickets.com
Moreland Presbyterian Advent Service
At 9:30 a.m. this morning, Moreland Presbyterian Church in Westmoreland celebrates its fourth Advent service, “The Illumination”. Open to all. The Church is situated at S.E. 18th and Bybee Boulevard.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on S.E. 73rd
Bring your family for a traditional candlelight service of worship and familiar carols on this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Mt. Scott Park Presbyterian Church, 5512 S.E. 73rd – or view it online; learn more at – http://www.mtscottparkpres.org. Or call 503/771-7553.
Christmas Eve service at All Saints in Woodstock
The community is welcome to attend Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at All Saints Episcopal Church this afternoon and evening 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The church is at S.E. 40th Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard.
Moreland Presbyterian Christmas Eve services today
At 4 p.m., the Family Celebration centers on Carols and Stories. Then, at 8 p.m., The Candlelight Celebration includes the choir, instrumentalists, and communion. Both are open to all. The Church is situated at S.E. 18th and Bybee Boulevard.
Celebrate Christmas at All Saints in Woodstock
The community is welcome to attend the Christmas Day service this morning at 10 a.m. The church is on the corner at S.E. 40th Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard.
Casual Christmas Morning Service in person, online
Mt. Scott Park Presbyterian Church invites the community to celebrate Christmas this morning with a come-as-you-are service of music and worship at 10:30 a.m. – also available online.. Mt. Scott Park Presbyterian Church, 5512 S.E. 73rd. For details or info on viewing online, go to – http://www.mtscottparkpres.org, or call 503/771-7553.
The celebration of Christmas in Westmoreland
At 11:30 a.m. this morning at Moreland Presbyterian Church, a cozy and casual Christmas Celebration in the Fellowship Hall, with fireside carols and sharing, along with hot cocoa, cider, and cookies. The Church is situated at S.E. 18th and Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland.
Moreland Presbyterian celebrates the New Year
The celebration takes place at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall – an awakening into the gift of a New Year, with Promise and Hope. Open to everyone. The Church is situated at S.E. 18th and Bybee Boulevard in Westmoreland.
“Inprovisational comedy” classes for ages 6-9 start today
Rogue Pack Theatre Collective, based at Sellwood Community House at S.E. Spokane at 15th in Sellwood, presents an Improvisational Comedy class series for ages 6-9, instructed by Raz Mostaghimi, starting today and running through February 20th, Mondays, 4:30-6 p.m. Kids learn to play together as a team, create comedy as a cast, and discover how much fun the theater can be! Through a series of short form “improve” games, they'll grow together and laugh together in the process. Participants will perform their own Improv show at the culmination of the course! (The course is also offered February 27 through April 10.) Register at – http://www.sellwoodcommunityhouse.org/communityclasses
“Acting for the Camera” classes for teens
Rogue Pack Theatre Collective, based at Sellwood Community House at S.E. Spokane at 15th in Sellwood, presents an Acting for the Camera class for ages 9 to 14, instructed Randy Schulman, on Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. starting today, and ending March 2nd. Both aspiring and seasoned actors are welcome, along with those who are interested in taking an acting class for the first time. Participants will have the opportunity to audition and take part in filming a silent movie to be screened at the Moreland Theater in 2023. Showcase for friends and families on the final day. Register at – http://www.sellwoodcommunityhouse.org/communityclasses
“Folk Music Society” presents David Francey
The nonprofit Portland Folk Music Society, based in the Reed neighborhood, presents David Francey in concert this evening, at 7:30 p.m. in the Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 S.E. Steele Street. General admission tickets are $25 at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. For more information, go online – http://www.portlandfolkmusic.org