Community & Outreach
NECC Fall Newsletter
Read the NECC Connections Newsletter here. Learn more about NECC’s activities and role in the community.
Presentations, Workshops & Classes
Healthy Choices, Healthy You – Nutrition Support
Join nutritionist Samantha Ellis, a professor at National University of Natural Medicine, for a six week nutrition program. Set realistic goals, gain tips for cooking and shopping, and develop menu plans that support your lifestyle.
TIME: Tues, 6-7pm
FEE: Members: $80 | Non-Members: $100
Sign Up Jan 24 – Feb 28
Melt Method Technique Workshop
The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain and hels you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself. MELT kits may be purchased through the instructor at a discount.
FEE: Member: $15/class | Non-Member: $90/class. Sign up for both classes and receive 10% off registration.
AGES: 13 and up
DATES: February 4 (beginning) | February 11 (advanced)
Speaker Series – Vailey Oehlke, Thursday March 16 @ 7pm
Multnomah County Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke talks about Leadership with NECC Board President Bill Farver.
Beneficial Insects Workshop
Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that provide free pest control. You will also discover plant types and management practices that provide food, water, and shelter to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive. You’ll also learn how to keep an eye out for some of the invasive insect pests that have made their way to Oregon. EVERYONE MUST REGISTER. Registration is done is www.emswcd.org or call 503-935-5368
TIME: Sat. April 29, 1-3:30pm
FEE: Free to everyone
Adult Watercolor Class
Have you ever wanted to paint a thin wash of pale blue sky over a landscape? What about adding the look of texture to a painting using water color paints? Start with our basic watercolor class taught by a professional artist. Learn the simple skills needed to progress to become a skilled painter. Materials not included.
Parkinsons Exercise Class
In a supportive, non-threatening environment, this class uses a multi-disciplinary approach to improve muscle strength, agility, flexibility and balance, and to address most of the symptoms of Parkinson’s – from posture and movement to voice and facial expression. If you are new to this class, please contact the NECC front desk to be put in touch with the instructor prior to attending your first class.
Part of our mission at NECC is to support the people and the work of the community. We do this through sharing our space with nonprofits or helping to organize community projects like clean-ups, informational campaigns, workshops, or even collaborative projects.
We believe that a strong community works together, and that NECC can lead the way through innovative partnerships, meaningful events, and lots of creativity. Please take some time to see more about our programs and find your place in the community through NECC.
Albertina Kerr Giving Tree
Each December, the NECC community donates gifts for local children and disabled adults. Many NECC members have received their “wings” from Albertina Kerr for giving to the group homes. Look for the Holiday Giving Tree in the NECC lobby each year after Thanksgiving.
Oregon Food Bank
The NECC community fills an average of three to four 55 gal food barrels each year for the Oregon Food Bank.
Portland Rose Festival Jr. Parade
Each June, NECC members march in the parade. NECC also donates and sends volunteers to canvas local businesses for donations for the port-a-potties along the parade route, and NECC volunteers work as parade monitors and greeters in the Hollywood area during the parade.
Halloween Spirit Celebration
Every year the NECC’s gymnasium is transformed into an old-fashioned carnival full of booths and games for one
frighteningly fantastic afternoon. Participants wear their best costumes, and the NECC provides tricks and treats.
Admission is a can of food which is donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The event is generously support by our Community Partners: Spark Arts, Hollywood Library, Albina Bank and more. Recommended for children up to age ten, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Fine Art & Cool Craft Show and Sale – November
Since 2009, the NECC has held a Fall Fine Art & Cool Craft Show & Sale. This one-day event attracts talented local artists who exhibit and sell their unique handmade items while local business provide snacks, pastries & coffee for attendees. Complementary wine is generously donated by NECC Members, and for 2016, the Jazz Kats trio will be performing throughout the evening. This event is a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to gather, support local artists, and finish some early holiday shopping.
Northeast Community Center
Co-Chairperson, Fine Art and Cool Craft Show and Sale