Community & Outreach Classes & Events
Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED
This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. The online portion of this blended course features simulation learning; the online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
FEE: Members, $71 | Non-members, $85
Sign Up – June 2
Sign Up – June 10
Adult Watercolor Class
This watercolor class teaches the simple and basic skills needed to progress to become a skilled painter. For beginning and intermediate students.
DAY/TIME: Tuesdays, 12:30-3pm
FEE: Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50
Sign Up – April 3 – May 1
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.
Outreach & Community Programs
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.
Hearing Loss Talk – April 9, 1-2p
Evonne Serpa, Doctor of Audiology at Hearing Resources, will talk about the consequence of untreated hearing loss and give an introduction to different treatment options. Free and Open to all.
Red Cross Blood Drive – May 7, 10a – 3p
Help save lives by donating blood. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the NECC on May 7 from 10a – 3p. Sign-up for a donation time in the NECC Lobby (on the Volunteer Information Board); walk-in’s also welcome.
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.
Fine Art & Cool Craft Show and Sale
This unique one-day event occurs on the first Friday of November and attracts talented local artists who exhibit and sell their handmade items. Enjoy complementary wine and small bites while listening to live Jazz. This event is a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to gather, support local artists, and finish some early holiday shopping.
Halloween Spirit Celebration
NECC’s Halloween Spirit celebration is a ghoulishly good afternoon of Halloween fun! The NECC’s gymnasium is transformed into an old-fashioned carnival full of booths and games for one frighteningly fantastic afternoon. Wear your best costume, we will provide the tricks and treats. Recommended for children up to age ten, and must be accompanied by an adult. Admission into the event is a can of food which will be donated to a local charity such as the Oregon Food Bank or Portland Backpacks. The event is generously supported by our Community Partners: Albina Bank, Spark Arts, Hollywood Library, and more.
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.
NECC Fall 2016 Newsletter
Read the NECC Connections Newsletter here. Learn more about NECC’s activities and role in the community.