Community Calendar - Weekend of May 16th and 17th, 2009

program date: 
Fri, 05/15/2009

Community Calendar – weekend of May 16th and 17th, 2009

Greetings! This is Natalie presenting the KBOO Community Calendar for the weekend of May 16th and 17th. Information is also repeated at the website.

This Saturday, hop on over to the 10th Annual Art Hop
in the Alberta District 11am – 6pm.

Seventeen blocks of NE Alberta Street will be closed to car traffic, accommodating 100+ artists, crafts people, music, dance and theater performers. This year’s theme is  “Coming Home”, featuring the late artist Thelma Johnson Streat.

Streat, an internationally acclaimed artist and dancer from Portland, was the first African American woman whose artwork was collected by the Museum of Modern Art. Up to 50 of Streat’s original works, on loan from The Johnson Collection, will be on display for this one day event.

For more information, hop to

 The Portland Saturday Market celebrates its new Waterfront Park home near SW Ankeny and Naito Parkway. The opening includes a press conference at 10:45 a.m., processional from the market's former site to its new location, and a ribbon cutting ceremony. For details, visit

On Saturday night, you are invited to STRUT to a Fashion Show for a Cause. STRUT is about glamour, style, and celebration of community talents, while benefiting the work of Basic Rights Oregon. For tickets, location, & designer Information, strike a pose and your keyboard to

On Sunday evening, Northwest VEG hosts a potluck dinner and lecture by Ramona Ilea, a philosophy professor from Pacific University. Dr. Ilea will compare and contrast the views on animals by major philosophers throughout history. This event is free and open to the public. For details, visit

To read or hear more about events in our community, and learn how you can become a member of KBOO, please visit our website at This is Natalie, thanking you for tuning in. May you enjoy this warm and sunny weekend.



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