Here are the Retiree Network events for April, 2018:
Wednesday, April 11th, 1:00 p.m. Happy Lunch. We’ve decided to check out another new location this month. We’ll meet for lunch at the Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands, 5515 SW Canyon Ct, Portland. Just North of Hwy 26 off the Sylvan exit (formerly the site of Big Reds), check the link for their menu and map directions, there is ample parking on site, but you do have to loop around from Skyline Blvd to SW Westgate Drive to connect to SW Canyon Court. If you aren’t familiar with the location, check out the map. As usual we’ll want to make reservations so please RSVP by Monday, April 9th by replying to the emailed version of this message or use the comment box below.
Tuesday, April 17th, Art & Conversation, Portland Art Museum (Coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom, Mark Building; lecture at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building.) This month’s program features two speakers on the current exhibit: Object Stories Invisible Me participants, Kristin Bayans the museum’s Manager of Interpretive Media and Dr. Linda Williams of the Invisible Disability Project.
Monday, April 23rd, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Scholarship Application Reading at Sylvania Campus (room location TBA). One of our annual activities in support of the PCC Foundation is participating in reading and evaluating scholarship applications. Jennifer McBratney, Foundation Scholarship Program Officer will be on hand to explain the process and provide guidance for the afternoon. Retirees who have participated in prior years have talked about this as a highly rewarding experience and a great reminder of why we are all so committed to the College. This year more than 1,800 applications have been received and every application needs to be reviewed by at least two readers. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to email@example.com
Wednesday, April 25th, 11:30 a.m., Pinot & Prose Book Club, discussion session on this month’s reading selection: The Plover by the late Portland author, Brian Doyle. Please read the book and come join us for the discussion, or if you haven’t read the book you can still come listen to the discussion! Location: Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.
Wednesday, April 25th, 1:00 p.m., Retiree Network Monthly Business Meeting. Location: Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.
Coming in early May, save the date:
Saturday, May 12th, Birding Expedition to the Tualatin Wildlife Refuge, 9:00 a.m. at the Tualatin Wildlife Refuge or for carpooling we’ll meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Sylvania campus, (use staff parking area near the Tri-Met stop on Campus, that’s the parking lot side of the Sylvania Library, just to the left of the main campus entry off SW 49th). Don’t forget your PCC parking pass must be displayed on campus.
We’ll be joined by April Fong and probably other faculty from the Sylvania Biology Department as guides. We expect the birding expedition will end close to the lunch hour so we’re also suggesting tagging on lunch at Café Allegro in downtown Tigard.
If you’re interested in joining us for the birding tour, please RSVP so we know who to expect. Include whether you want to meet at Sylvania to carpool and whether you want to join us for lunch. You can RSVP by replying to the emailed version of this message or using the comment box below.