Category Archives: Music

This week: King NA meeting, and our neighborhood clean-up!


On Wednesday, King NA’s monthly meeting happens, 6:30 pm,

at the offices of NECN, 4815 NE  7th.

This month’s meeting agenda:

introductions (5 mins)

fiscal sponsorship agreement (5 mins)

elections: Co-Chair, Treasurer, At-Large positions 2 and 4 (5 mins)

presentation re inclusionary zoning: Jon Ostar from Opal (20 mins)

tree inventory update (5 mins)

vote re bike parade budget (5 mins)

tree of merit (5 mins)

discussion regarding strategic planning: identifying priorities for the next 1 – 2 years (40 mins)

 Neighborhood Clean-up
Saturday, May 16th ~~ 9 am – 1 pm
                                            449 NE Emerson (N. Police Precinct Parking Lot)

Sponsored by the King Neighborhood Association
$5 – $25 based on size
Clean out your house and meet your neighbors! For a small donation, KNA will take your junk to the dump and recycling centers. We will also have a selection of re-usable items available for free in our swap corner. Accepted materials include:
-unwanted household goods such as mattresses, bikes, furniture, etc.

-e-waste (appliances/electronics)

-used batteries
-recyclable plastics
-reusable items
-scrap metal
-tires ($2/each and limit 4 per household)
Note: we cannot accept hazardous waste, medications, or yard debris

King PTA Auction Nears

Saxophonist and songwriter Patrick Lamb will provide the music. His focus as a songwriter and performing artist is “Old School“ R&B, Soul. He combines the influences of Funk, Soul, R&B, and a flavor of Jazz to create his own unique sound as a performer and a songwriter. As a son of a teacher, Patrick understands the need to raise consciousness about the loss of funding for the arts in public schools.

Support the King PTA at Radio Room

Join us in supporting the King School PTA raise funds to put on its first annual auction by coming out the the Radio Room on 11th and Alberta. The profitshare is on Wednesday, February 8th and runs from 5:30-8:30 but you can stay as late as you like! 10% of proceeds during the event go to King School.

Spanish Summer Camps and Adult Intensive Classes

Tierra Educational Center (TEC) at 2915 NE MLK Blvd (2nd floor of SCRAP’s building) has expanded to offer Spanish Summer Camps for children ages 4-11, in addition to the center’s wide range of adult, children, and family classes for Spanish learners of all ages and levels.

Summer is an excellent time to offer your child Spanish language education when their minds and bodies are alert and open to new ideas and activities. TEC Spanish Summer Camps provide small group, intensive exposure to the Spanish language and Latin American culture…all through the lens of play and music. Treat your child to a summer vacation abroad, without having to leave town!

Camps will be divided in two groups (5-10 students) of 4-6 year olds and 7-11 year olds and held Monday-Friday 9am-12pm July 25-29th and August 15-19th.

And for Mom and Dad, new morning Spanish Intensive courses for Beginner and Intermediate students will be offered July 12-August 11th. Weekly evening classes, private lessons, and family classes are available year-round at a flexible schedule. Visit for more information, or call 503-213-3677.

Festival Proposes Street Closure at King Park

This year, the Good in the Neighborhood festival at King School Park proposes closing Going from Grand to 6th and Grand from Going to Wygant during the three days of the event, June 24th to 26th. The street closure permit application asks for community feedback to be directed to the organizer, Cheryl Roberts at 503-595-3517.

Click here for the closure application.