Retiree Network Events — October, 2015

Wednesday, October 14th, Happy Lunch at 1:00 p.m.: We will return to ‘Gracies’ at the Hotel Deluxe (formerly The Mallory) for our October Happy Lunch. Valet parking is available. We will need RSVP’s by Monday, September 11th in order to make a table reservation. RSVP by using the comment section following this month’s events posting below.

Thursday, October 15th, Art & Conversation: Portland Art Museum, 9:15 a.m. coffee; lecture at 10:00 a.m. The topic has not yet been announced.

Wednesday, October 28th, at 11:30 a.m , Monthly Retiree Network Business meeting: Our October meeting and lunch will be held in advance of the MakerSpace event at Walter Mitty’s restaurant.  (See below.)

Wednesday, October 28th — The regular meeting of the Pinot & Prose Book Club will be postponed to November 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Walter Mitty’s. Our book selection for November is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. (Note: During October, Starbucks is supporting the Equal Justice Initiative by selling this book for $10.40 (retail is $16.00) when purchased at a Starbucks location, 100% of profits will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative, the organization author Bryan Stevenson founded.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, MakerSpace tour, Sylvania Campus, 1:30 p.m.: A special afternoon event for PCC retirees at the PCC Sylvania Campus ‘MakerSpace’. This event will require RSVP’s to the PCC Foundation by Tuesday, October 20th, see our web page for details.

Other October events which may be of interest to PCC Retirees:

Saturday, October 17th, Birding on Sauvie’s Island, Portland Audubon Society, 8:00 a.m. This is not an official Retiree Network event, but some Network members are planning to attend. For details use this link to the Audubon Society’s web page.

October 6th through October 27th, OHSU lecture series on the latest in epigenetic research. The lectures are free of charge, and begin at 7:00 PM at PCC’s Willow Creek Center (241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton OR 97006) This is a great opportunity to take advantage of this world-class lecture series. The Terra Verde Cafe will be open for light dinners and coffee prior to the start of the lectures. Parking is FREE of charge in the Tri-Met parking lot, and we are located next to the TriMet Willow Creek Max stop. Not sure what epigenetic research is? Click here for a short YouTube video.

Preview of Coming Events, November to January.

Our regular November lunch and meeting dates this year coincide with the Veteran’s Day holiday (11/11) and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (11/25). Accordingly, we will modify our schedule and only have one meeting on Wednesday, November 18th.

Sunday, November 7, 2015, 2:00 p.m.: PCC Sylvania’s fall theater production of Usagi Yojimbo. Staging of this production at PCC is the American premier of this adaptation from Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, loved by comic book readers across the globe for over 30 years. This 90 minute epic play follows the young rabbit, Usagi, as he seeks his own true path to become a Samurai. (Appropriate for ages 7 and up.) The Foundation will reserve tickets for PCC retirees for this Sunday matinee performance; RSVP’s will be required.

Wednesday, November 18th, Pinot & Prose Book Club, 11:30 a.m. at Walter Mitty’s. Followed by lunch.

Wednesday, November 18th, Monthly Retiree Network Business meeting, 1:30 p.m. at Walter Mitty’s.

December date to be determined: Winter Holiday Concert, Sylvania Campus Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 10 a.m.: Lunch-n-Learn: Leaving a Legacy. This is a PCC Foundation event in conjunction with the Senior Studies Institute. The focus of this session is to assist seniors with thinking ahead and planning for the event we all tend to avoid talking about. The Foundation staff wanted to emphasize that this is not a fund raising event, but is offered as a way to provide useful information for advanced planning. Some members of the Retiree Network steering committee attended a preview of this informational session last year and found it highly informative and free from any sales pitches or requests for donations.

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