Retiree Network Calendar of Events, April 2018

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 jennifer.mcbratney@pcc.edu

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.  

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Pinot & Prose Book Club selection for April 2018

The Plover by Brian Doyle

Publisher Comments

Declan O’Donnell has sailed deep into the vast, wild ocean, having had just finally enough of other people and their problems. He will go it alone, he will be his own country, he will be beholden to and beloved of no one. But the galaxy soon presents him with a string of odd, entertaining, and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe.

The Plover is the story of their adventures and misadventures in the immense blue country one of their company calls Pacifica. Hounded by a mysterious enemy, reluctantly acquiring one new resident after another, Declan O’Donnell’s lonely boat is eventually crammed with humor, argument, tension, and a resident herring gull. Brian Doyle’s The Plover is a sea novel, a maritime adventure, the story of a cold man melting, a compendium of small miracles, an elegy to Edmund Burke, a watery quest, a battle at sea — and a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life’s surprising paths, planned and unplanned.

Enjoy the book then come join your fellow retirees for a discussion session on Wednesday, April 25th, 11:30 a.m. at Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.

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Retiree Network Calendar of Events, March 2018

Here are the Retiree Network events for March, 2018, come join us!

Wednesday, March 14, 1:00 p.m. Happy Lunch at Stanford’s Restaurant at Lloyd Center (913 Lloyd Center, Portland; at corner of NE 9th Ave and NE Multnomah Street, parking available in adjoining Lloyd Center garage.)

Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 a.m. coffee, lecture at 10:15 a.m., Art & Conversation, at Portland Art Museum:  This month’s topic is: Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013.  Screening of a short video of the artist Fazal Sheikh will be followed by presentation by Manuel Padilla, Executive Director at Portland Meet Portland, an organization that works to welcome, support and make visible the contributions of Portland’s immigrant and refugee communities.

Wednesday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. Pinot & Prose Book Club:  This month’s selection is “A Wizard of Earthsea” by Ursula LeGuin at Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.

Wednesday, March 28, 1:00 p.m.  Retiree Network Monthly Business Meeting at Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.

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Pinot & Prose Book Club Selection For March, 2018

In memory of the late Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin, our March selection is A Wizard of Earthsea.

Publisher Comments:

In the first volume of this legendary fantasy series originally published in 1968, a boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.

Enjoy the book then come join us for our discussion session on Wednesday, March 28th, 11:30 a.m. at Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.

 

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Retiree Network Calendar of Events – February 2018

Throughout February: Cascade Festival of African Films – Click on the title to get full information on this year’s Festival.

Wednesday February 14th, 1:00 p.m., Happy Lunch: This month we will lunch at Higgins Restaurant (1239 SW Broadway, Portland) to facilitate attendance at the Oregon Statehood Day ceremonies at the Oregon Historical Society, which is just around the block. Admission to the Historical Society is free all day in celebration of the anniversary of Oregon’s statehood. We will need to make reservations at Higgins, so please RSVP by reply to this email or use the comment field below this posting on the web page.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Art and Conversation: Portland Art Museum Coffee 9:15, Presentation 10:00 am, Fields Ballroom, Mark Building. This month’s presentation is Kingdom Anamalia: Prints from Druer to Picasso by Mary Weaver Chapin.  (Note, this monthly event is now on Tuesday!)

Tuesday, February 27th, PCC Day at the Capitol: Join with faculty, staff, and students to provide credibility and heart to our PCC Lobby Day at the Capitol in Salem. For details and/or to sign up click here: PCC Day.

Wednesday, February 28th, 11:30 a.m. Pinot and Prose Book Club, We will complete our discussion of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Location: Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.

Coming up in March: Saddened by the death of Ursala LeGuin, the group will honor her by reading one of her novels. If you are a fan of Ms. LeGuin, we invite your suggestions for which novel we should pick. You can submit your suggestion by reply to the emailed version of this message or using the comment box below.

Wednesday, February 28th, 1:00 p.m., Retiree Network Monthly Business Meeting at Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.

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Cascade Festival of African Films

A wildly popular film festival that has become synonymous with the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College.

The Cascade Festival of African Films honors the art and craft of filmmaking from that continent. The movies imported for the festival draw capacity crowds each February. All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

For complete information click here: Cascade Festival of African Films

(This information and image courtesy of the PCC Public Affairs Office.)

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Pinot & Prose Book Club Selection – February 2018

In February we will complete our discussion of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

Coming up in March: Saddened by the death of Ursala LeGuin, the group will honor her by reading one of her novels. If you are a fan of Ms. LeGuin, we invite your suggestions for which novel we should pick.  You can submit your suggestion by reply to the emailed version of this message or using the comment box below.

Come join us for the discussion of Hamilton on Wednesday, February 28th, 11:30 a.m. at Walter Mitty’s Restaurant.

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