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Note: Member-sponsored events need not appeal to every member of our community, but they should be fair, honest, and generally in keeping with secular humanist values. Your event will typically be approved for publication within 24 hours. Approval does not imply Sunday Assembly Portland's endorsement of or responsibility for member-sponsored events.
Need to burn off some of that Turkey? Let’s take a Happy and Healthy Walk in our own enchanting forested park and volcanic cinder cone in SE PDX. This walk will be almost 3 miles long, 350 feet elevation gain, and will slowly wind around the small mountain. We will pass by all three reservoirs and travel through the woods and fields, taking in the varied views, including reservoirs with their own little “medieval” castles. The Mt. Tabor volcanic butte was identified for a park in the 1880s due to its ideal elevation for a water distribution system, piping water some 25 miles from the Bull Run River watershed. The Mount Tabor reservoirs and their gatehouses were artistically constructed (1894-1911) with reinforced concrete, designed to look like stonework by noted engineer Ernest L. Ransome and noted architect William M. Whidden. The peak of Mount Tabor rises about 436 ft above the surrounding land. The Tabor cinder cone is part of the Boring Lava Field, an extensive network of cinder cones and small shield volcanoes ranging from Boring, Oregon to southwest Washington, and dating to the Plio-Pleistocene era. The lava field has been extinct for over 300,000 years. The 196-acre park features a statue of The Oregonian editor and Scottish Rite Freemason, Harvey W. Scott. The larger-than-life statue was sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, notable for sculptures on Mount Rushmore.
We probably won’t go all the way to the top, but we will go up to the restrooms. The incline is not too severe mostly, but steady, and on mostly dirt trails, so wear stabilizing active footwear such as sneakers, hiking boots or Tevas. Bring water or snacks as needed. Friendly dogs are welcome on leash. If you like bring info on a new diet fad or health tip to share and evaluate. This hike has many medicinal plants to potentially identify. Meet at 1 PM at the Park Entrance Sign at Se Salmon Street, off Se 60th. There is free parking on Se Salmon or nearby neighborhoods. From downtown, take Se Division St to Se 60th st. Turn left on 60th. Turn right on Se. Salmon St, then park on the street before entering the park. If you want to carpool from some distant part of town, then leave a comment on the meet-up page and we’ll try to find someone going your way. The walk will take an hour to an hour and a half, but allow the two hour window due to any view breaks or general group lag. This should be fun! Let’s take a walk! Contact organizer Dr. Mindy Curry at 503-995-8674 with any questions. Storms cancel.
Join us Sunday, December 13th in lovely Lola's Room with live music from the Sunday Assembly band, inspiring sharing from your community, and our biggest party of the year to celebrate the end of another year and our 2nd anniversary as a community!
We are hosting our second annual Sunday Worst Ugly Sweater Competition. So make sure to wear your best/worst winter holiday outfit, and compete for a prize!
Come early to take a complimentary photo at our holiday photo booth. Just in time to send out your holiday e-card!
Sunday Assembly's own Katina Andoniadis will share a thought provoking lecture:
The Myth of Normal: Part 1
She will help us explore the impact of categorizing some people as "normal" and some as "other" and will introduce concepts of Brain Diversity.
After the assembly, mosey on downstairs to Ringlers for lunch and have a beer for Sunday Assembly Portland! 100% of all food and beverage sales go directly towards covering our costs.
Child care provided in the Wonder Club 10:45am - 12:45pm. Parents, please see details here.
Food Drive: Each month, we can "help often" by supporting Team Relief with a food donation. Please bring donations of unexpired, unopened, canned or packaged food items to the donation table before the Assembly begins. Food items will be used to support those in our community who are in need.
Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!
On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm. Pre-pay available through 2:30pm.
About the Speaker:
Katina Andoniadis has worked as a playwright, performer, and theatre director, performing with professional comedy troupe, Human Comedy, and Eugene Chamber Theatre. Katina also co-founded the non-profit, Impact! Arts, an arts immersion alternative high school and performing arts program. Impact! Arts collaborated with prevention and treatment programs working with students of all ages and challenges including; formally incarcerated; mental health clients; and veterans. Katina now conducts wellness based Laughing Matters workshops. Laughing Matters provides a dynamic, strength-based process that utilizes laughter as a healing modality.
Sellwood Riverfront Park is a city park of about 7.6 acres in southeast Portland located at Southeast Spokane Street and Oaks Parkway. Formerly a mill site overgrown with Himalayan blackberries, the south half of the park includes a parking lot, the boat launches, dog park, and a large grassy area. The north end of the park is a native-plant wetland and riparian zone featuring marsh plants and willows. A formal path winds through the wetland, an informal path follows the river bank north toward Oaks Amusement Park, and running parallel along the east side of the park is the Springwater Corridor which links the park to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, downtown Portland and the amusement park.
Let’s meet in the parking lot near the restrooms at 1-3PM on Sunday December 20, located at Southeast Spokane Street and Oaks Parkway. We will walk above the park along the flat paved Springwater Corridor. This multi-use path (shared with bicyclists) features spectacular views of both the Willamette River and Oaks Bottom wetlands. If it isn’t too wet or icy, we’ll take a winding dirt path through the woods near the shore part of the way back (small rolling hills only). This little forest hides inspirational rock art features worth touching. We will also be able to view the uplifting Mausoleum Mural featuring local animals.
This month’s healthy walk topic will be stress: identifying lifestyle factors, associated problems and ways to recover. Bring your favorite stress relieving tip to share! This walk also has many medicinal plants to potentially identify.
This walk is about 3.5 miles long. Drizzle is just part of life, but heavy storms cancel event. Please wear stabilizing active footwear such as sneakers, hiking boots or Tevas. If you want to carpool from some distant part of town, then leave a comment on the event comments and we’ll try to find someone going your way. The walk will take an hour to an hour and a half, but allow the two hour window due to any view breaks or general group lag. This should be fun! Let’s take a walk! Contact organizer Dr. Mindy Curry at 503-995-8674 with any questions.