Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Cleanup – April 26th @ 9am!

Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Cleanup 2014 - Sat. April 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location:  Mt. Tabor Middle School Parking Lot
(Entrance at SE 57th and Oak, just north of Stark St.)

Start gathering your junk! Our annual neighborhood cleanup is fast approaching.

The Mt. Tabor and N. Tabor Neighborhood Associations are working together again this year to host a joint cleanup. In addition to being a very convenient way to get rid of your junk, this event also is a major fundraiser for the two neighborhood associations.

Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends! Anyone can bring stuff to the cleanup.

We’ll take bulky waste and some yard debris; we’ll recycle lots of materials, and have a reuse area for treasures that someone might want to rescue from the land fill. (See below for details on what we will and won’t take.)

(The Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA is holding their rummage sale the same day in the school cafeteria again this year—see below for more information. You can drop off donations at the school on Friday April 25 from 4pm to 7pm, or you can contact Erin Ferro at erinferro@comcast.net for a pick-up. SUPPORT OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL!)

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DROP OFF FEES
$10-$15 average load
$25 large loads
$30 and up for oversize loads
Tires: $5 per tire off the rim; $10 per tire on the rim

WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Volunteer!: Bring a friend. It’s fun!
Help direct traffic and unload cars and trucks, and sort recyclables.
Shifts: 8 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We also need people with pickup trucks to drop off recyclable materials.
Bring your tools and help in our “deconstruction area”—this allows us to recycle more!
To volunteer, contact Amy Chomowicz, amychom@gmail.com or 503-232-3888.

WHAT WE WILL TAKE:
General bulky waste (pretty much anything not listed in “WHAT WE WON’T TAKE”—see below)
Yard Debris (Limited quantity–WE ONLY HAVE TWO DROP BOXES FOR YARD DEBRIS THIS YEAR—generously donated by McFarlane’s Bark)

RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES:
Yard debris–will be composted by McFarlane’s Bark
Scrap wood/lumber–paint and with small nails is o.k.
White block Styrofoam (no other types of Styrofoam)
Packing peanuts
Metal
Tires
Bikes
Tools
Furniture
Clothing
Useable building materials
Appliances (except those with Freon)
Rigid plastics
Electronics (Computers and Peripherals, cell phones, and much more)—Green Century will be at the event again this year and will accept a wide range of electronic devices. Check out their website at: www.greencenturyonline.net/ ; and Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/SBKGreenCentury?ref=hl

WHAT WE WON’T TAKE:
No household hazardous waste (e.g. paint, pesticides, solvents, asbestos, gasoline, chemicals, motor oil, tar, paint, batteries, animal waste, liquids, pool chemicals, wood stain, antifreeze, thinners, aerosol spray products, syringes, medications, poisons, toxic chemicals, herbicides, household cleaning products, fluorescent tubes and ballasts, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL))
No large quantities of construction or landscape materials (concrete, asphalt, dirt, sod, brick, sand, gravel or composition roofing.)
No commercial or industrial garbage
No air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, compressors or other items containing Freon.
No regular household garbage or food waste (things that should go in your curbside pickup)
We retain the right to refuse any item.

REUSEABLE ITEMS:
Reuse Area: Every year we get lots of things that could be used by someone else. Volunteers will rescue reusable items from the dumpsters and display them in the “Reuse Area.” Take home an unexpected treasure for a small donation. In past year’s people have gone home with yard care tools and equipment, glasses and dishes, books, and even an antique steamer trunk!

MORE INFORMATION:
For more information about the cleanup, contact: Paul Leistner, prleistner@gmail.com, 503-232-3888.

CLEANUP SPONSORS—THANK YOU!

  • Metro donates the cost of dumping the drop boxes at the transfer station.
  • City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability provides financial and logistical support to participating neighborhood associations.
  • Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition provides administrative support and technical assistance to the neighborhood associations and cleanup coordinators.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTERS—THANK YOU!

  • Laurelhurst Café is donating coffee and snacks for the volunteers.
  • Fred Meyer is donating beverages and more snacks.
  • Portland Disposal is giving us a discount again this year on the cost of the drop boxes.
  • McFarlane’s Bark is donating two drop boxes for yard debris and scrap wood.
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Cafe au Play is CLOSED on Easter

Back to regular hours on Monday – 8am to 5:30pm! 

Happy Easter!

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Red Yarn Performance – April 19 @ 10am!

Pre-Easter Performance, Saturday, April 19 @ 10 to 10:45am – Red Yarn & His Critters are performing at Cafe au Play! 

Suggested Donation – $3 per walking human.

After this show, Red Yarn is performing one more Saturday show on May 3rd which will conclude his shows at Cafe au Play until the fall. 

Red Yarn is a dynamic Portland family performer. Weaving together energetic live music, puppetry and interactive storytelling, he teaches positive values while reviving American folklore for a younger generation.

Red Yarn Photos

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Cafe au Play Re-Opens Tomorrow, April 17th @ 8am!

Wait til you see the new look of Cafe au Play!!  We can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say about it!

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Cafe au Play CLOSED Only One More Day!

Cafe au Play will be CLOSED one more day! We will reopen on Thursday, April 17th at 8am.

We worked so hard to try to open tomorrow but repainting all of Cafe au Play is a ton of work. The new colors look amazing and we patched all the dents in the walls so Cafe au Play looks brand new. Plus we will be featuring some new furniture and a new rug. It is Cafe au Play, the sequel! 

Come and check it out bright and early on Thursday morning and let us know what you think about our improvements! Due to being closed for three days, we need everyone to come in on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! 

Take a peek below to see what we have left to do tomorrow! 

Best, Kristin Heying, Cafe au Play Director

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Cafe au Play CLOSES 4/14 & 4/15 – Updating Interior Space

Cafe au Play is CLOSING for two days (Monday, April 14th and Tuesday, April 15th) to thoroughly clean the space, patch walls and repaint the interior! We will reopen for business on Wednesday, 4/16 – normal business!  Please come check out our newly painted and updated space on Wednesday!

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Red Yarn Performing on April 5th!

Coming up this Saturday, April 5 @ 10 to 10:45am – Red Yarn & his critters are performing at Cafe au Play!

Suggested Donation – $3 per walking human.

Red Yarn is performing three Saturday shows in April & May (April 5th, 19th, and May 3rd) which will conclude his shows at Cafe au Play until the fall. Come out and enjoy his last three shows!

Red Yarn is a dynamic Portland family performer. Weaving together energetic live music, puppetry and interactive storytelling, he teaches positive values while reviving American folklore for a younger generation.

Red Yarn Photos

 

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