November 2018
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November Calendar of Events 
            Nov 3 - Resiliency & Preparedness Workshop
            Nov 5 - North Star Village (NSV) First Monday Gathering
            Nov 8 - Village 101
            Nov 10 - NSV Potluck and Annual Meeting
            Nov 14 - Lunch Bunch
            Nov 16 - NSV Handwork Group
            Nov 20 - Art & Conversation/Oregon Culinary Institute
            Nov 24 - Village 101
            Nov 26 - Watercolor Painting Party
            Nov 27 - Tri-Village Program: Bridge Stories
            Nov 28 - Soul Collage
            Nov 30 - North Star Village Coffee

North Star Village News                  
Membership Renewal
Each One, Reach One
Thank You and Welcome!
2018 North Star Village Annual Report

November Calendar of Events

For Everyone
Resiliency & Preparedness:
When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Saturday, November 3rd, 1:00-4:45 p.m.

As we plan for our own aging, we will experience challenges and setbacks. Learn what you can do now to prepare for personal emergencies and disasters so you can deal with them with resiliency. The workshop will be held in the Cancer Center Amphitheater at Providence Portland Medical Center at 4805 NE Glisan St., 97213.
For additional information or to register for this free event, call
503 988-8210 or go to

Everyone is Invited to NSV's Event!
First Monday

at Stormbreaker Brewing
8409 N. Lombard Street, St. Johns
Monday, November 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Come for dinner, come for drinks, come for conversation. Stormbreaker Brewing is located at 8409 N Lombard in St. Johns. The menu at Stormbreaker includes soup, salads, chili, burgers, and a variety of hot and cold sandwiches. There’s no need to RSVP for this no host event. Just come and join us for an evening of socializing and good food. Bring friends, and join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For Everyone who Wants to Know More!

Village 101 Talk
Thursday, November 8th, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
To learn more about North Star Village membership and/or volunteering, come to our free Village 101 information session on Thursday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Good Neighbor Pizzeria at 800 NE Dekum St., 97211 in the Woodlawn neighborhood. 

For Everyone who Wants to Help
Basic Volunteer Training
We'll work with your schedule!
Are you ready to be trained as a North Star Village volunteer? Then, after you've attended a Village 101 session, Basic Volunteer Training is for you. To share your interest and times you'd be available for training, contact 503 793-8518 or email
For Members and Volunteers 
Anniversary Potluck Luncheon


Saturday, November 10th at Noon 

Daybreak Cohousing, 2525 N. Killingsworth St
Happy 1st Anniversary North Star Village! Our November 10th celebration will be held in the Community Room at Daybreak Cohousing, 2525 N. Killingsworth. Come for our potluck and news about the Village. Bring a salad, main or side dish. We will provide the anniversary cake and ice cream. 

Join us for the Governing Council elections, raffle surprises, and time to see old and new friends.  We hope you can be part of this special celebration of our wonderful North Star Village community.
For North Star Village Members Only

Lunch Bunch at 
Derby Restaurant

Wednesday November 14th at 11:30 a.m.
8237 N. Denver St, 97217

The November Lunch Bunch no host luncheon for NSV members only will be held at Derby restaurant at 8237 N. Denver, at the N. McClellan St. intersection in Kenton. There is no need to RSVP.  Come and join us for this fun mid-day gathering to enjoy good food, conversation and old and new North Star Village friends.  The restaurant is wheelchair accessible.
For Members and Volunteers Only

North Star Village Handwork Group
Friday, November 16th, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
at Cathedral Coffee 

Join us!  NSV members and volunteers are invited to bring their handwork and enjoy getting to know other North Star villagers. All portable crafts are welcome.  If you don’t do handwork, just come and visit and see what everyone else is doing. There is no need to RSVP. We meet at Cathedral Coffee, which is located in the gray building at 7530 N Willamette Blvd, 97203.
For Everyone

Art & Conversation at the Portland Art Museum

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mary and Cheney Cowles, 
Shōkadō Shōjō (Japanese, 1584–1639), calligraphy; Tawaraya Sōtatsu  
painting, Waka Poem by Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art
Tuesday, November 20th, 9:15 - 11:30 a.m.

This event is free for adults 62 and over and includes Museum admission. Enjoy coffee at 9:15 a.m. in the Fields Ballroom in the Mark Building. Then, at 10:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium in the Main Building, Maribeth Graybill, PhD, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art, will discuss the special exhibition Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art: Selections from the Collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles (

Following Art & Conversation, For Members Only
Lunch at the Oregon Culinary Institute
We have luncheon reservations for noon at the Oregon Culinary Institute, which is located at 1701 SW Jefferson St, 97201. It is several blocks from the Museum, a short walk or a quick bus ride.  Space is limited, so if you are interested, please call 503 793-8518 as soon as possible.
For Everyone who Wants to Know More!

Village 101 Talk
Saturday, November 24th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
To learn more about North Star Village membership and/or volunteering, come to our free Village 101 information session on Saturday, November 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the Kenton Library at 8226 N. Denver Ave, 97217. Call 503 793-8518 to RSVP.
For North Star Village Members Only

Watercolor Painting Party! 

Monday, November 26th, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

No experience or materials are needed for this painting party with watercolors. Come and be part of an afternoon of creative enjoyment facilitated by Heron and Liz Kennedy.  Space is limited, so if you'd like to come, please RSVP to or leave a message at 206 852-9739 as soon as possible, and we'll notify you about the location.
For Members of Northeast, Eastside and North Star Village Only


Tuesday, November 27th, 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.

Although she retired after more than 20 years of giving tours of Portland’s bridges, Sharon Wood Wortman is still known as “The Bridge Lady” and continues to fascinate audiences with her entertaining stories of Portland’s many bridges. Her multimedia presentation takes viewers to fascinating roadway and pedestrian bridges all over the world before focusing on Portland—home to the oldest vertical lift bridge in the world, the longest tied arch in North America, and a unique double-decker built the same time as the 1912 Titanic
Sharon will be joined at this presentation by her husband Ed Wortman, a construction engineer who was in charge of the erection of the Fremont Bridge in the early 1970s. The two look forward to sharing "BridgeStories" with the Villages. Copies of the Wortman's books The Portland Bridge Book and The Big & Awesome Bridges of Portland & Vancouver will be available at this gathering. 
BridgeStories will be presented in the Community Room at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue The site is ADA accessible. Enter the parking lot on NE Jessup. You’ll see handicapped parking spaces by the closest entrance to the Community Room.

RSVP required: If you would like to attend, please contact Liz Kennedy at or 316 686-0486. You will receive a confirmation after you have registered.

Note: Space is limited for this event.
For North Star Village Members Only

Soul Collage 

Wednesday, November 28th, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy an afternoon of creativity. No experience is needed. Combining images on 5x8” cards, we will reflect on our lives. Marianne LaBarre and Lisa Kuntz are co-leaders of Soul Collage. Reserve your place and details will be sent to you about the location. Contact Marianne LaBarre at or leave a message at 206 852-9739.
 Everyone is invited to this North Star Village Event

NSV Coffee at Willamette's End

Friday, November 30th, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Join North Star Village members, volunteers and friends for coffee, tea, pastries and lively conversation at Willamette’s End. The coffee shop is located at 5003 N Lombard, on the corner of N Lombard and Haven. There is no need to RSVP for this no host event. We hope you will come and join us!
North Star Village News 

Membership Renewal is Fast Approaching!

If you are a North Star Village member who joined NSV in 2017, you’ll be receiving a renewal form in the mail at the beginning of December.  If you wish to renew, you will need to do so by the end of December, at the latest.  NSV membership fees will remain the same for 2019.  If you are uncertain as to when you joined or what amount you paid, please contact either Marianne LaBarre ( or Cheri Tessler ( 

Thank you and Welcome!
We gratefully welcome three new Charter Members of North Star Village—Ed VanDam, Mary Jo Franck and Marilyn Reihs. Their generosity is helping to ensure a firm foundation for our Village. Our Charter Membership is open through the end of December. If you are interested please contact Cheri Tessler, or Marianne LaBarre,  
Each One, Reach One News

Host an Introduction to North Star Village for Your Friends and Neighbors

A home 101 is a great way to introduce a small group (3 to 6) of friends and neighbors and others to North Star Village. You can help North Star Village reach its goal of 100 members and the necessary volunteers to serve them by hosting a Village 101 introductory meeting in your home. To get started, just call North Star Village at 503 793-8518 and say you’re ready to be a host. 

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