Let’s Make Mini-Wreaths 2021

Photos of wreath making with text for the community hordiculture

Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Lents neighborhood (you’ll receive the address in your email if your application is accepted)

Please join us on Sunday, December 12, 2021 for our third annual community-based therapeutic horticulture winter activity in partnership with Larkspur Portland: making foraged mini-evergreen wreaths!

This activity will be a fun and accessible way to engage your senses in wintertime nature and connect with your neighbors.

All materials and tools will be provided, and you are welcome to also bring your own foraged materials if you’d like to include them in the project. If you have wire-cutters and/or a pair of pruners, please bring them for your personal use. We will be working with a variety of evergreen boughs, branches, winter-hardy herbs, dried plants, feathers, mosses, lichens, etc..

If you are physically able to, you are encouraged to also take a nature walk and forage for materials to include in your project, as an additional way to connect with nature and engage your senses.

This activity will be appropriate for all ages. Children younger than 9 will need assistance to complete the project.

If you are interested, please fill out this registration form and we will follow up with you as soon as we can. Space is limited to 12 people. We encourage everyone interested to apply. Our organization is especially devoted to increasing accessibility to BIPOC & LGBTQ+ folks.

This class will be led by Kasia Terra (Larkspur Portland), a horticultural therapist living in East Portland.

Start by filling out the application HERE.

Questions? Feel free to contact us HERE!

Lents Community Care Fair

Flyer depicting supplies for communtiy care, hot soup, vaccines pet supplies, all free

November 4 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Flyer depicting supplies for communtiy care, hot soup, vaccines pet supplies, all free

Every Thursday until December 2, from 10am to 2pm, please join us for a weekly wellness & friendship fair right here in our Lents community, connecting unhoused and housed neighbors to needed supplies, nourishment, and services — and to each other!

Free

Community Showers & Foot Care

A teal green flyer depicting graphics of a person under a shower and sitting in a chair while another person washes their feet. Text reads "Community Showers & Foot Care. Free access to hygeine services in a safe and welcoming enviornment.

November 1 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

A teal green flyer depicting graphics of a person under a shower and sitting in a chair while another person washes their feet. Text reads "Community Showers & Foot Care. Free access to hygeine services in a safe and welcoming enviornment.

Community Showers and Foot Care will be EVERY MONDAY, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Lents, brought to the community by a partnership between Portland Street Response, University of Portland School of Nursing.

Every Monday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
at Lents Park, east side, next to the mural on the Pickles Stadium Building.

Free

Lents Community Outreach Fair

Flyer depicting supplies for communtiy care, hot soup, vaccines pet supplies, all free

 Every Thursday from October 21, 2021 until December 2, 2021 from 10am to 2pm, please join us for a weekly wellness & friendship fair right here in our Lents community, connecting unhoused and housed neighbors to needed supplies, nourishment, and services — and to each other!

If you’ve been needing help signing up for OHP or SNAP, need a rapid Covid test, or want to get a Covid or flu vaccine — come see us Thursdays at Lents Park!

We’ll also have hot meals, pet food/supplies, wound care, hygiene and safety supplies, and more — all FREE for everyone, rain or shine!

Who will be there:

Portland Street Response, @pdxsaintslove@eastpdxcollective@careoregon@drbnwbridge, Providence, University of Portland School of Nursing, and others!

DONATIONS NEEDED: @eastpdxcollective is running a pet supply booth and we need more dog and cat food, as well as accessories like leashes, harnesses, treats, brushes, coats, and more. If you have anything to donate, please bring them tomorrow at the event and we’ll gladly take them off your hands and distribute them to those in need!

Come say hi, make friends, get what you need, and/or find ways that you can plug into your community!

Community Showers & Foot Care

A teal green flyer depicting graphics of a person under a shower and sitting in a chair while another person washes their feet. Text reads "Community Showers & Foot Care. Free access to hygeine services in a safe and welcoming enviornment.

Starting TODAY until Nov. 28: Community Showers and Foot Care will be EVERY MONDAY, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Lents, brought to the community by a partnership between Portland Street Response, University of Portland School of Nursing, @cultivateinitiatives@eastpdxcollective@pdxsaintslove and @drbnwbridge.

Every Monday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,
at Lents Park, east side, next to the mural on the Pickles Stadium Building.

Can you help us reach the folks who need this the most by spreading the word in the community and sharing this flyer with your channels? 🙏🏽

Lents Youth Day Art Camp

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August 2 @ 9:00 am August 6 @ 3:00 pm

Free Youth Day Art Camp promo flyer
Free Youth Day Art Camp

Vibe of Portland and East Portland Collective have joined forces to provide art enrichment access for students ages 6-14 in Lents and nearby outer East Portland neighborhoods that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. With the theme “Dreaming Tomorrow,” the youth camp will focus on self-reflection, goal-setting, and collaboration centered on educational, social, and emotional well-being. We are offering a week, August 2 -6, 2021, of arts enrichment classes in Lents through a weekday camp, lunches, and art supplies to 15 students.

To apply, go to: https://bit.ly/epcvibe21.

There are 15 spots available, so apply as soon as possible. 

Thank you to the Oregon Community Foundation for generously supporting  the Lents/East Portland kids and thank you to Rose CDC for donating their space to make it all happen!

Find out more HERE!

Free

Vibe of Portland

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Lents Youth Day Art Camp

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  • Meet the Teachers of the Free Youth Day Art Camp
  • Apply Today to the Free Youth Day Art Camp

Vibe of Portland and East Portland Collective have joined forces to provide art enrichment access for students ages 6-14 in Lents and nearby outer East Portland neighborhoods that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. With the theme “Dreaming Tomorrow,” the youth camp will focus on self-reflection, goal-setting, and collaboration centered on educational, social, and emotional well-being. We are offering a week, August 2 -6, 2021, of arts enrichment classes in Lents through a weekday camp, lunches, and art supplies to 15 students.

To apply, go to: https://bit.ly/epcvibe21.

There are 15 spots available, so apply as soon as possible. 

Thank you to the Oregon Community Foundation for generously supporting  the Lents/East Portland kids and thank you to Rose CDC for donating their space to make it all happen!

Meet the teachers

Kyra

Kyra is a Cincinnati born, Portland based visual artist that specializes in portrait painting. Kyra’s love for people and the diversity in their character is the focal point of her work. She often seeks to make her work more accessible. One way in particular is through public art and muraling.

Jolyn Fry

Jolyn is an art instructor who has been teaching painting classes for almost two decades. Whether depicting literal, physical landscapes or those of a more personal, emotional nature, Jolyn says, ‘Surrendering to my artistic process grants me the kindest perspective of myself and the life that moves around me.’

To apply, go to: https://bit.ly/epcvibe21.