Community & Outreach Classes & Events\
Red Cross Blood Drive
Blood Drive hosted by Red Cross on Thursday January 9th from 1:30-4:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome!
Please join us for the first Northeast Community Center Hootenanny, a sing-along for everyone! All ages and all musical abilities welcome for an afternoon of singing and fun. Bring acoustic string instruments and music stands if you have them. Sheet music will be provided. We’ll sing campfire songs and folk music and make new friends at this free event.
Nov 23 from 3:15-4:45pm
Jan 11 from 3:15-4:45pm
March 14 from 3:15-4:45pm
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? Do you yearn to pick up a brush and replicate the sights in front of you? Start with our basic watercolor class taught by a professional artist. Learn the simple and basic skills needed to progress to become a skilled painter. Beginner and intermediate painters welcome! Materials not included.
Tuesdays from 12:30-3pm
DATES: Jan 14-Mar 17
FEE: $72 Members | $90 Non-Members
Parkinsons Exercise Class
Research suggests that exercise can help delay and improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and enhance quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s. This class uses a multi-disciplinary approach to address most of the symptoms of Parkinson’s, from posture and movement to voice and facial expression, in a supportive, non-threatening environment. Taught by certified professionals, this program uses a variety of activities such as Tai Chi, Pilates, strength training, stretching and functional movement to improve muscle strength, agility, flexibility and balance.
All participants must be able to get up and down from the floor with a chair and walk 100 feet independently with or without an assistive device.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adult Fitness Coordinator, Meli Kirkwood, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Programs and Connections
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.
Part of the S.T.A.R.S. mentoring program that provides mentorship and programming for at-risk alternative school students, STAR Cheer focuses on serving young women of color between the ages of 4-18.
Oregon Mandolin Orchestra
Oregon Mandolin Orchestra is an all-volunteer community orchestra based in Portland, Oregon. Since 2018 they’ve utilize our Annex for rehearsal and treated us to a free concert twice a year.
WomenStrength is a program of the Portland Police Bureau that since 1979, has provided free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area. They’ve been using our Annex to hold classes since 2016.