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.
We know you share our concern about the livability on our city streets, sidewalks, public transportation and park areas. We have each encountered countless examples of rude, unsavory, and even threatening behaviors walking around downtown Portland. It’s become enough of an issue that many businesses are concerned about their viability, and it increasingly affects Portland’s reputation with locals, tourists, visiting businesses and others.
The Downtown Public Safety Advisory Committee (DPSAC) asked us to work toward solutions. We believe that working together we can effect positive changes to make Portland a safe, comfortable place for everyone who shares our public spaces. It’s time to stand together and make Portland better! What are we doing and how can you help?
Please come to our Portland Civility Summit, a presentation and discussion that will discuss the problem, show potential solutions and allow you to help, if you can.
Portland Civility Summit6:00 PMTuesday, October 1stPortland State UniversitySmith Memorial Student Union BallroomRoom 3551825 SW Broadway
We would really love to have you join us.
Would you be kind enough to register?
Follow this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8105811701/es2/?rank=1
We hope to see you there!