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Live Better. This is the place where we get together to share experiences and build our own community. Looking for a parents' group? A recovery group? A parents'-recovery group? Want to organize a late-night comedy event or invite Sunday Assemblers to one that already exists? This is your place!

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.

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM through June 01, 2015
    Atlanta

    Sunday Assembly International Conference: A Conference Called Wonder

    The International Sunday Assembly Conference takes place in Atlanta at the end of May this year.  Assembly PDX will be represented by our president Korin Scott!

    Anyone who went to last year’s conference will tell you the event is beyond amazing. Prepare to be bathed in positive vibes, inspired by incredible people and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community.

    This year we are upping our game in a major way with a huge array of guest speakers all dedicated to helping you grow your Sunday Assembly, or launch a new one. They range from Hemant Mehta, the author of the Friendly Atheist, to Casper Kelly, the creator of the viral comedy smash Too Many Cooks, to Mandisa Thomas, talking about building diversity into communities, to name a few.

    nd it’s more than just a conference! There is:

    • A Mindfulness Adventure: a bespoke mindfulness journey over the course of the conference.
    • Yummy Yoga: morning stretching for the fun and flexible.
    • Early Morning Rave: dance your way into the day!
    • The Organic Orchestra: bring an instrument, join in and make music.
    • The Sunday Assembly Of All The Talents: An Assembly of epic proportions.

    Atlanta in May is sunny and beautiful with BBQ by the yard and southern hospitality by the pitcher. Please, come on down to A Conference Called Wonder - it will fill your head with ideas, and your heart with joy. Keep your eye on the website A Conference Called Wonder  as new things get added, as there is more in the pipeline!

    On a personal note, I can not wait to meet you as connecting with the people of Sunday Assembly is so enriching. 

    Much love,

    Sanderson and The Sunday Assembly Team

    sundayassembly.com

    http://www.aconferencecalledwonder.com/

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 09:00 AM
    Hoyt Arboretum

    Hoyt Arboretum


    For those ready to get their hands dirty and spend time among trees, starting in May we have a great opportunity to help the Hoyt Arboretum Friends maintain the beautiful Hoyt Arboretum in Washington Park the first and last Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal and other special projects. No experience is required and tools and instruction are always provided.


    Join your fellow Sunday Assemblers for the May 30th Saturday Crew. Sign up here.


    Please fill out the Sunday Assembly Community Involvement Questionnaire here to give feedback on the types of opportunities that excite you most if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet!


    If you are unfamiliar with the arboretum, here’s some info:
    Mission of Hoyt Arboretum Friends: To maintain and improve Hoyt Arboretum and its collection for all people through advocacy, resources, awareness and education.
    Hoyt Arboretum by the Numbers
        •    189 acres with 12 miles of trails
        •    Over 2,000 species from 6 continents
        •    63 Endangered Species (IUCN listed)
        •    Volunteers contributed 10,783 hours to the Arboretum in 2014 and we’re on a path to surpass that this year!
    Top Five Ways Hoyt is Unique
        •    Curation - Every species is carefully curated, labeled, and researched. We have information on the background of every tree in the collection and it’s all available online in a public database.
        •    Conservation - We house 63 endangered and threatened species and play a part in their global conservation strategies.
        •    Global Representation - We have species from 6 continents (all but Antarctica)
        •    Historic Value - Species are arranged evolutionarily, so you’ll find flowering trees in one area and coniferous trees in another. This is an historically significant way to organize species is indicative of the period in which the Arboretum was created.
        •    Scientific Value - We are a peer reviewed scientific resource, primarily accessed through our database and our herbarium.
    Fun Facts
        •    Our Dawn Redwood - once thought to be an extinct species - was the first to set cones after its rediscovery in China. The cones set in 1952. The Arboretum now houses 22 Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).
        •    In case you were wondering, “Who is Hoyt?,” Ralph Hoyt was a civic leader in Portland in the early 1900s. He served as President of the Rose Festival and Chairman of the Multnomah County Commission between 1920 and 1924. He was instrumental in the formation of the Arboretum and Washington Park.
        •    Each entry to the Arboretum has an Incense Cedar, a Dawn Redwood, and a Magnolia or Rhododendron.

  • Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 01:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    19900 Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR

    Healthy Walk & Talk at Mary S. Young State Park

    Let’s take a Happy and Healthy Walk and talk in the beautiful Mary. S. Young park in nearby West Linn.  This 128 acre State Park features dog parks, lush forest trails, cascading streams, picturesque small bridges, views and access to the Willamette River, and even seasonal island access via floating bridge.  The property was given to the state for park purposes by Thomas E. Young and his wife, Mary S. Young, in various increments between 1963 and 1970.  This walk will be about 3 miles long and will weave through the park on mostly dirt trails.  Expect several steep hills including both switchbacks and stairs, so wear stabilizing active footwear such as sneakers, hiking boots or Tevas.  Bring water or snacks as needed.  Friendly dogs are welcome on leash unless in the dog park (although locals do tend to go leash-less).  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 first parking lot on the left, right next to the dog park.  (Not the parking lot at the end-if you see picnic tables and shelters, you’ve gone too far.)  If you want to carpool, 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. Drizzle is part of everyday life, but storms cancel event.  This should be fun!  Let’s take a walk! 

    Contact organizer Dr. Mindy Curry at 503-995-8674 with any questions.

    Mary S. Young State Park / 19900 Willamette Dr., West Linn, OR

  • Saturday, June 06, 2015 at 09:00 AM
    Hoyt Arboretum

    Hoyt Arboretum


    For those ready to get their hands dirty and spend time among trees, we have a great opportunity to help the Hoyt Arboretum Friends maintain the beautiful Hoyt Arboretum in Washington Park the first and last Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal and other special projects. No experience is required and tools and instruction are always provided.


    Join your fellow Sunday Assemblers for the May 30th Saturday Crew. Sign up here.


    Please fill out the Sunday Assembly Community Involvement Questionnaire here to give feedback on the types of opportunities that excite you most if you haven’t had a chance to do so yet!


    If you are unfamiliar with the arboretum, here’s some info:
    Mission of Hoyt Arboretum Friends: To maintain and improve Hoyt Arboretum and its collection for all people through advocacy, resources, awareness and education.
    Hoyt Arboretum by the Numbers
        •    189 acres with 12 miles of trails
        •    Over 2,000 species from 6 continents
        •    63 Endangered Species (IUCN listed)
        •    Volunteers contributed 10,783 hours to the Arboretum in 2014 and we’re on a path to surpass that this year!
    Top Five Ways Hoyt is Unique
        •    Curation - Every species is carefully curated, labeled, and researched. We have information on the background of every tree in the collection and it’s all available online in a public database.
        •    Conservation - We house 63 endangered and threatened species and play a part in their global conservation strategies.
        •    Global Representation - We have species from 6 continents (all but Antarctica)
        •    Historic Value - Species are arranged evolutionarily, so you’ll find flowering trees in one area and coniferous trees in another. This is an historically significant way to organize species is indicative of the period in which the Arboretum was created.
        •    Scientific Value - We are a peer reviewed scientific resource, primarily accessed through our database and our herbarium.
    Fun Facts
        •    Our Dawn Redwood - once thought to be an extinct species - was the first to set cones after its rediscovery in China. The cones set in 1952. The Arboretum now houses 22 Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).
        •    In case you were wondering, “Who is Hoyt?,” Ralph Hoyt was a civic leader in Portland in the early 1900s. He served as President of the Rose Festival and Chairman of the Multnomah County Commission between 1920 and 1924. He was instrumental in the formation of the Arboretum and Washington Park.
        •    Each entry to the Arboretum has an Incense Cedar, a Dawn Redwood, and a Magnolia or Rhododendron.

  • Sunday, June 07, 2015 at 11:00 AM · 42 rsvps
    Lola's Room

    June 7th, 2015 Assembly

     

    Join us Sunday, June 7th in lovely Lola's Room for uplifting music, inspiring sharing from our community, and a thought provoking presentation from local expert and LGTB advocate, Vinnie Kinsella!

    We are meeting on the first Sunday of the month for June only so that we can all march in the Pride Parade June 14th. Want to march with us? RSVP here.

    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.

    Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!

    Parking Info:
    On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm.  Pre-pay available through 2:30pm.

    Featured Speaker

    Vinnie Kinsella founded the PDX Late Bloomers Club, a social/support organization for gay, bi, and trans men who came out later in life. Years before his own coming out, he carved out a niche for himself in Portland’s book publishing industry as an editor, book designer, and college instructor. Fueled by the belief that visibility opens up doors of change for marginalized people, he is working to launch Eldredge Books, an LGBTQ nonfiction publishing company. Eldredge’s first book, Fashionably Late: Stories from Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life, is due out in March of 2016.

  • Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM · 30 rsvps
    North Park Blocks in Portland , OR

    Portland Pride Parade 2015

    We're marching in the parade of the year!

    Join us and celebrate all the accomplishments of the LGBT+ community.

    We're going to need lots of folks to hold up our fabulous banner (shown below). And lots more to let the whole town know that Good is Great!

    Get ready for some mighty fine fun.

    Exact meeting location and time to follow.

  • Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM
    Lola's Room

    July 12th, 2015 Assembly


    Join us Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at lovely Lola's Room for uplifting music, inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought provoking lecture from Dr. Chis Ryan: On the Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality.

    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.

    Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!

    Parking Info:
    On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm.  Pre-pay available through 2:30pm.

    Featured Speaker

    Dr. Ryan is co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships (written with his wife, Cacilda Jetha, MD). His next book, Civilized to Death: Why Everything's Amazing but Nobody's Happy is due out in early 2016. His research is focused on fostering an accurate understanding of prehistoric human life in order to better understand and address contemporary crises.

  • Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 11:00 AM
    Lola's Room

    August 9th, 2015 Assembly


    Join us Sunday June 14th, 2015 at lovely Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom from 11am to 12:30 pm for uplifting music and song, some inspiring sharing from your community, and a thought provoking lecture. 

    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.

    Sunday Assembly Portland is Free and Everyone is welcome!

    Parking Info:
    On-street parking is free on Sunday until 1 pm.  Pre-pay available through 2:30pm.


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