ZCC is holding a Dance Party on Sunday, April 7, from 4-6 pm – and you are invited! This is a benefit for ZCC, and will include the best of 80s music spun by a DJ in the neighborhood and emceed by Patrick Clark, familiar to many of you. Tickets are $25 per family; contact email@example.com for more information. The Dance Party will include a silent auction, with all sorts of packages – cases of wine, gift cards to restaurants, a year of homemade pies baked just for you, even a pair of socks hand knit to feet your feet. We are still seeking donations, please let firstname.lastname@example.org know what you can contribute. Space is limited at the event, so buy your ticket soon
The Bunny Hop, sponsored by Pearl District Business Association, is coming up on Saturday, March 30, from 12 noon until 3 pm. For details, check out the PDBA website at explorethepearl.com. ZCC will host afternoon crafts and play during that time – come down to say hello.
A.S.A.P. -- our After School Program -- began on February 4 and participation has been strong. Our After School Program is affordable, and also benefits from the partners we have developed in the community, including Free Arts Northwest, Volunteer Grandparents, Northwest Children’s Theater, and Engineering with Kids. We are ensuring that this is accessible to all children, ages 4-7. Contact Melissa at email@example.com for more information.
Our garden spaces beautify the Pearl District, and we are lucky to have two. The Northwest Community Garden is under the 405, at NW 15th and Johnson, and thanks to Hoyt Property, we are moving Isobel’s Garden to its new space at the corner of NW 14th and Raleigh (just across the street from the Ramona). Keen Footwear has been instrumental in moving raised beds from our former space at 10th and Overton. Look for announcements on Facebook about openings for the garden spaces.
Write Around Portland began a free series for Ramona and Sitka residents on Feb. 12. Thanks to Mamie Stafford for organizing this. Look for their sharing stories on May 22 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Goose Hollow.
We make our space available for private parties. It's especially good for birthdays for younger children. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to make this happen.
ZCC continues to grow and strengthen, in no small part thanks to the generosity of local businesses. We are pleased to announce the election of three new Board members: Michele Hunt of Albina Community Bank, Emily Vedaa of Keen Footwear, and Jen Keesey of A Little Bird LLC. We invite you to be part of this exciting, evolving, and energizing organization, simply contact Kris Moore to learn more.
Do you like living in the Pearl? Have you asked how you could help to make it one of Portland’s most livable neighborhoods? We have a place for you!
Many Pearl residents are volunteering as “Graffiti Busters”. Each person is trained in graffiti removal and assigned a block to observe. We are in need of more eyes on the street. If you would like to assist in this endeavor please attend the next Livability Committee meeting on Monday, January 6th. Come to talk to folks who have been active in graffiti removal and see if this is something you would like to do.
The Livability and Safety Committee concerns itself with livability issues after buildings are up and running. Trash, noise, and graffiti are among our concerns. Looking into the future we would like to sponsor a National Night Out in August 2014, A Neighborhood Watch team, and Friends of Tanner Springs Park. Each of these activities takes leadership and “do bees”. If you are interested in giving back to the community in one of these areas please come to a Livability and Safety Committee the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Cupcake Jones meeting room. And/or contact Joan Pendergast, Chair at email@example.com.