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For Viva Village Members and Volunteers
Upcoming Events, Village News and Notes, and Other Items of 
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2021 Updates
2021 Updates

January 20, 2021

Inauguration Day; A Successful MLK Service Day; Upcoming Events; Other Opportunities, Contact Information

January 13, 2021

MLK Service Day: Recycling and Donations—Pick-up or Drop-off; Preview of new February activities; Upcoming Events; Recent Nature Walk; Cross-Village Events; Suggestions from members and volunteers; Contact Information

January 6, 2021

MLK Service Day: Recycle or Donate–Drop-Off or Pick-Up; Upcoming Events; Cross-Village Events; In the Community; Contact Information

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2020 Updates
2020 Updates

December 30, 2020

Happy New Year; Holiday Hours; New in January; Upcoming Viva Village Events, Cross-Village Events; Holiday Lights to Brighten the Season; Viva Village Contact Information

December 23, 2020

Holiday Greeting; Village Notes—New in January, Holiday Office Hours; Upcoming Events; Opportunities beyond Viva Village—Beaverton Winter Lights, Beethoven Concert: Contact Information

December 10, 2020

Viva Village Notes—Holiday Celebration, Volunteer Appreciations, Columbia Sportswear; Upcoming Events; Recent Event; Opportunities Beyond Viva Village

December 2, 2020

Holiday Office Hours; Special Volunteer Happy Hour; Save the Date–Online Viva Village Holiday Celebration; Columbia Sportswear Employee Store; Upcoming Events; Opportunities Beyond Viva Village

November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving; Viva Village Notes (MLK Service Day, Special Volunteer Happy Hour); Viva Village Reminders; Upcoming Events; Opportunities Beyond Viva Village; Photos (Foggy and Cold Morning, Wild Mushrooms)

November 18, 2020

Member Services Update; Holiday Office Hours, Aging with Grace Recordings and Resources; Village Reminders; Upcoming Events; Opportunities beyond Viva Village; Photos—Griffith Drive on a Rainy Day

November 11, 2020

Aging with Grace Thank You; Reminders; Village Events; Recent Event; Opportunities Beyond Viva Village; More Autumn Color (Trees and Ivy)

November 4, 2020

Viva Village Notes; Final Aging with Grace Session; Upcoming Events; Resources in the Community; Cross-Village Events; Portland Metro Events; Photos—Commonwealth Lake and Wildwood Trail

October 28, 2020

Village Notes and Reminders; Aging with Grace; Upcoming Events; Resource; Community Opportunity; Buena Vista Photo Tour

October 21, 2020

Village Notes and Reminders; Aging with Grace; Events; Cross-Village Event; Community Opportunity; Autumn in Our Neighborhoods (Photos)

October 7, 2020

Notes and News; Reminders; Aging with Grace; Upcoming Events; Cross-Village Events; Resource; Photo trips to Cape Meares and Wheatland Ferry

September 30, 2020

Viva Village in the Community: Beaverton Celebration Parade, Elsie Stuhr Health Fair; Villages NW Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group; Upcoming Events; Cross-Village Events; Resources; Canby Ferry–Photo Essay

September 23, 2020

Public Service Reminders; National Good Neighbor Day; Aging with Grace; Upcoming Events; Columbia Sportswear Extension; Inter-Village Event; Free AARP Presentations; Air Quality Chronicle

September 16, 2020

Aging with Grace in Your Age-Friendly Home; Upcoming Events; Columbia Sportswear; UN International day of Older Persons; Inter-Village Events; Photos of the Smoke and Haze

September 9, 2020

Patio Picnics; Support VV While Shopping; Standard Insurance Volunteer Expo; Beaverton Virtual Parade; Upcoming Events; Inter-Village Events; Photo Visits (Sunflowers and Haag Lake)

September 2, 2020

Village Reminders; Standard Insurance Volunteer Expo; Upcoming Viva Village Events; Inter-Village and Other Events; Day Trip in Photos to Sandy River

August 27, 2020

Village News and notes; Columbia Sportswear Employee Store; Events; Inter-Village Events; Historic Home Movies; Photo Visit to the Beaverton Farmers Market

August 12, 2020

Annual Meeting report; Village to Village National Gathering; Book & Puzzle Mobile; Upcoming Events; Resources; Two Trips in Photos; Contact Information

August 5, 2020

Village News: Membership Extension, Annual Meeting, Book/Puzzle Mobile, Kaiser Grant, and more; Upcoming Online Events; Resources: Learning Opportunity, River West Village Salon; Photo Trip to the Coast

July 29, 2020

Village News and Notes; New Event; Online Upcoming Events; News You Can Use; Photo Trip to Astoria

July 22, 2020

Member Annual Meeting; Two New Events; Upcoming Events; News You Can Use; Summer Flower Photos

July 16, 2020

Special Message from the Governing Council; Reminders; Online Upcoming Events; AARP Online Smart Driving Course Information; Photo Tour to a Friend’s Garden

July 8, 2020

Viva Village News and Notes; Online Events; Resources; Photo Trip to a Blueberry Farm

July 1, 2020

Viva Village Notes and News; Upcoming Events; Stories and Resources; Contact Information

June 24, 2020

Masks Now Required; Upcoming Events; A “Zen” moment

June 10, 2020

Online Upcoming Events; Masks; Resources and Links; Columbia Sportswear Employee Store; Viva Village Contact Information

June 3, 2020

Looking Ahead; Volunteer Appreciation; Governing Council Meetings; Upcoming Events; Resources; Columbia Sportswear; Spring Photos; Viva Village Contact Information

May 27, 2020

Risk Factors; A Recent Volunteer Service; Reminders—Transportation, Columbia Sportwear; Upcoming Online Events; Resources and Connections; Spring Flower Photos, Viva Village Contact Information

May 20, 2020

Member Services Update; Columbia Sportswear Employee Store; Local Establishments Appreciated; GC Meeting; Online Upcoming Events; Resources and Links; New Spring Bloom Photos

May 13, 2020

Viva Village in Local News; Staying Safe as Oregon Reopens; Farewell and Thank you; Governing Council Meeting; Upcoming Events; Links and Resources Close to Home

May 6, 2020

Important Message from the Governing Council; GC Meeting: Upcoming Online Events; Miscellaneous

April 28, 2020

Viva Village Notes; Governing Council meeting; This Week’s Events; Recent Event; Stories, Links, and Resources; Springtime Photos

April 22, 2020

Viva Village Notes–Appreciation, Walking Tips, Governing Council Meetings, Villages NW 2019 Annual Report, Volunteer Services Reminder; Online Events; Links, Stories, and Resources; Spring Flower Collage

April 8, 2020

Message from the Governing Council; Viva Village Virtual Gathering; Service Request Limitations—An Update; Volunteer Corner; Links, Stories, and Resources; Viva Village Hours and Contact Information

March 31, 2020

Village Notes; Special Request; Volunteer Note; Coping with Cabin Fever; Links and Resources from our Members and Volunteers; Viva Village Hours and Contact Information

March 24, 2020

Ways to stay connected; New Messages about Office Coverage and Service Requests; Grocery Shopping for Seniors; Coping with Cabin Fever; A Walk under the Cherry Trees (a photo tour)

March 17, 2020: Volunteer Message

Issue 2 of the quarterly Viva Village Volunteer Newsletter

March 17, 2020: Member Message

A special message to Viva Village members during the coronavirus outbreak

February 29, 2020

News From Our Village; Freddie's Reward Thank You; VNW News; March Featured Events; All March Events; Community Corner; Recent Events; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

January 31, 2020

Medical Visit Companion; Fred Meyer Community Rewards; VV Business Cards; Greeting Card Group; Volunteer Hours Reporting Aid; February Featured Events; All February Events; Recent Events; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

January 17, 2020

Report: Sustainability Campaign; Inclement Weather and Office Closures; Featured Viva Village Events; Events for January and February; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

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2019 Updates
2019 Updates

December 30, 2019

Holiday Hours; Governing Council Election in April; January Featured Events; All January Events; Holiday Party Photo Collage; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

November 29, 2019

Village Holiday Hours; Columbia Sportswear Employee Store; December Featured Event; All December Events; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

November 15, 2019

Holiday Office Hours; Sustainability; Featured Viva Village Events; Events for November and December; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

October 29, 2019

November Featured Events; Holiday Hours; Hazardous Materials Report; Notices; In Search of Game Players; All November Events; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

September 29, 2019

New Program Coordinator; October Featured Events; Aging with Grace; All October Events; Lost and Found; Governing Council Meetings; Photographic Visit to Banff and Montana; Viva Village Contact Information

September 15, 2019

Featured Events; Viva Village Events for September and October; Recent Events; Governing Council Meeting; Viva Village Contact Information

August 31, 2019

Columbia Sportswear Opportunity;September Featured Events; Aging with Grace; GC Member Retires; In Memoriam; September Events; Villages NW Corner: Governing Council meeting; Lost and Found; Contact Information

July 31, 2019

Special Volunteer Meeting; August Village Forum; Event Notes; August Events; Annual Picnic Photos; Picnic Left-Behind Items; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

July 13. 2019

Featured Events; Viva Village Job Opportunity; VNW  volunteer opportunity; Viva Village Events for July and August; Governing Council Meeting; Viva Village Contact Information

June 30, 2019

Village Forum; Annual Picnic; Viva Village News and Reminders; In Memoriam; Events Notes; July Events; Recent Event; Villages NW Corner; Governing Council Meetings; Photo journey to Japan; Viva Village Contact Information

May 30, 2019

Featured Events; Viva Village Reminders; June Events; Recent Events; Villages NW Corner; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

May 15, 2019

Featured Event; Viva Village Events for May and June: Village Night at the Hops; Recent Events; Governing Council Meeting Dates; Viva Village Contact Information

May 1, 2019

Bus Trip; Annual Meeting Summary; Volunteer Round Table Report; Viva Village News; Village Night at the Hops; May Events; Recent Event; A photo visit to Fort Vancouver; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

March 29, 2019

Member Annual Meeting; Volunteer Round Table; All April Events; Recent Events; Villages NW Event Invitation; San Francisco Trains; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

March 16, 2019

Featured Events (Cyber Security; Annual Member Meeting); Viva Village Events for March and April; Photos from the Ice Cream Social; Governing Council Meeting Dates; Viva Village Contact Information

February 28, 2019

Neighborhood Connections Project; Inclement Weather Policy; Member Reminders; Featured March Events; All March Events (printable list now available); Recent Events; Villages NW News; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

January 30, 2019

Home Safety Review Day; Final Aging with Grace Video Replay; Ice Cream Social; Activity Buddy; More February Events; DAVS Information You Can Use; An Invitation from River West Village; Villages NW News; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

January 15, 2019

Video Presentations–Aging with Grace; Home Safety Review Days; January and February Village Events; Recent Events; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

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2018 Updates
2018 Updates

December 28, 2018

Happy New Year; Holiday Office Hours; Featured January events; Other January Events; Holiday Party Photos; Governing Council Meetings; Viva Village Contact Information

November 30, 2018

Our annual Holiday Celebration; December Events; Recent Events; Governing Council meetings; Viva Village contact information; Pictorial Journey in Japan

November 15, 2018

Holiday Office Hours; Village Events for November and December: Governing Council meeting dates; Viva Village contact information

October 31, 2018

A Musical Gathering; Thanksgiving Office Hours; Volunteer Opportunities; Villages NW News; Event Notes; November Events; Recent Events; Governing Council Meetings; "Autumn Leaves as Art" Photo Gallery; Viva Village Contact Information

September 29, 2018

Events Glossary; Answers to screened vendor questions; Special event notes; October events; Recent events (Tillamook field trip, Aging with Grace photos and summary); Governing Council meetings; Viva Village contact information

September 18, 2018

Village events for September and October; Governing council meeting dates; Viva Village contact information

August 31, 2018

Aging with Grace: Tasty fundraiser; New service for members, Volunteer opportunities; Event notes; September events; Volunteer Day photos; Recent events; Governing council meeting; Notes from neighboring Villages; Viva Village contact information

July 31, 2018

Aging with Grace; Volunteer Day; Special opportunity; Viva Village Miscellaneous; August events; Photos from the Annual Picnic; Book Club news; Governing Council meetings; Viva Village contact information

July 16, 2018

Village events for July and August; Governing council meeting dates; A photographic excursion to Sauvie Island, Viva Village contact information

June 30, 2018

Annual picnic; Volunteer Round Table; Villages and Hillsboro Hops baseball; July 4 office closure; Local grant; Village opportunities: June and July events; Governing council meeting; Recent event; Book Club news; Virtual train ride through Alaska

May 31, 2018

Zip Code Groups meeting soon: Save these dates; Viva Village and Beaverton Library; Volunteer opportunities; June events; Recent happenings; Delft Blue pottery and porcelain; Contact information

May 16, 2018

Village events for May and June; Recent event; Governing council meeting dates; contact information; Photographic trip to Holland and to Paris

April 30, 2018

Governing council member retires; Annual meeting and GC election; Zip Code Groups; Volunteer opportunities; May events; Recent happenings

March 27, 2018

Member Annual Meeting and Governing Council election; Associate Membership; Reminders; Connections in the community; Screened Vendor update; Volunteer opportunities; April events; Recent event

March 16, 2018

Village events for March and April: a Save-the-Date for Members; Recent Nature Walk; early Spring photos

February 25, 2018

Boost your Brain; Health Care buddy; Volunteer canine; Upcoming events; Volunteer opportunities for Viva Village and Villages NW; Village Day Celebration photos; Book report; A shipwreck in Astoria.

January 20, 2018 Events Edition

*Featured January event; more January events; *Featured February event; more February events; upcoming Governing Council meetings, highlights from recent events; Viva Village contact information

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year! Members—Save the Date; Village Movement on NPR; Recent Holiday Party; NEW—Life Stories group; Other January events; Governing council meetings; Contact information

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2017 Updates
2017 Updates

November 25, 2017

Special holiday event; Village tidbits; A recent event; Get creative; December events; A visit to Mogollon Rim, AZ

November 8, 2017

In this Update: Holiday Party—save the date; Office news; VNW annual meeting report; Recent events; November events; A trip to Sedona, AZ; Contact information

October 25, 2017

VNW Annual Meeting (special Nov. event; New Office hours reminder; Recent events; November events; Extraordinary images of Lower Antelope Canyon, AZ

September 28, 2017

Identity Theft and Scams event; Viva Village on the radio: Extended office hours; Drivers needed; Fred Meyer rewards and Viva Village; Recent events; October events; Photo visit to Bauman Farms

September 12, 2017

Member meeting: Atul Gawande video broadcast; Village 101 FAQs; Recent events: September events; Sneak peek at October

August 24, 2017

Atul Gawande video broadcast; Governing Council news; Member meeting-save the date; Recent Event; September events; Beaverton Night Market (photos)

July 28, 2017

Good time at the Annual Picnic; Two notices for Members– Interest groups, new GC members; Village 101 news; Governing council meeting dates; Upcoming Events; and if you scroll to the end—colorful food truck photos!

July 7, 2017

Viva Village Annual Picnic; New provision for full service members; Viva Village Facebook; Governing council meeting dates; Recent events; Upcoming Events

June 22, 2017

Beaverton Farmers Market; Coming soon – Annual Picnic; Governing council meeting dates; Recent events; Upcoming Events; Book Review; and if you scroll to the end—beautiful photos of Kyoto, Japan

May 24, 2017

Join the governing council; Village liaison program; Save the date—Viva Village picnic; Recent events; Upcoming events; Talking about Viva Village

May 11, 2017

Report on the Member/Volunteer Meeting, Volunteer opportunities; Recent events — Lilac Garden field trip, Nature Walk, and the Effective Healthcare Advocacy program: Enjoy the springtime with our May events

April 24, 2017

Governing council meeting attendance; Reminder for members and volunteers; Recent events; Featured May event; Other upcoming May events; Sundial Bridge photos

April 2, 2017

April Upcoming Events; Talking about Viva Village; Two local Villages seeking office manager; Cherry Blossoms at the State Capital

March 20, 2017

New perspective on service requests; National Village Gathering; Recent events; Upcoming special and ongoing monthly events; Save the Date; Photos–views of Portland; Address note; Contact information

March 5, 2017

Drivers wanted; Viva Village by the numbers; Facebook; Viva Village out and about in the community; Recent event; upcoming March events; photos

February 19, 2017 

Recent Events; Portland Village on OPB; Viva Village out and about in the community; Upcoming Events; Book Club review; Photos 

January 2, 2017

Happy New Year; Successful Launch; New Year Celebration and Potluck Lunch; Office hours, Organizing workshop; Attention: Viva Village volunteers; January events. 

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2016 Updates
2016 Updates

December 18, 2016

New Year Celebration/Potluck Lunch; Lessons from the Pilot Launch; Holiday office hours; Year-end fact for volunteers; Membership services; New website soon; January events; Sunrise over Beaverton 

December 4, 2016 

December Events: Tualatin Valley Community Band Holiday Concert; Viva Village Holiday Gala and Potluck Supper; Health Care Buddy program 

November 18, 2016 

Volunteer appreciation; Thanksgiving week office hours; New member gathering; Nextdoor.com; Note to members; Report on Dine Around Beaverton & Beyond; November events; Photos–foggy November morning in Oregon 

November 3, 2016

Pilot program update; Be a founder/a friend; VNW Village Opening Celebration; For Viva Village members; Fred Meyer Community rewards; November events; Autumn in the Northwest

October 18, 2016

A Grand Evening; New on website—Community Resources; Thank you’s; Attention Viva Village Members; Not a member yet?; Villages NW Village Opening Celebration; Upcoming Events; Viva Village contact information.

September 18, 2016

Set to take off!; Office hours and how to contact Viva Village; Celebration and Ribbon Cutting; Current Numbers; Membership; Let’s Get Moving review; October events.

September 11, 2016

Reviews of General Meeting, Beaverton Celebration Parade, and Sept. Nature Walk; Sept. Featured Event — Let’s Get Moving!; Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond; Village 101 presentations; Thursday Social Time; Book Club; Men’s Coffee Break; October Nature Walk; Launch Celebration; Dahlia Festival

September 1, 2016

New time/place for general meeting; Launch Campaign; Become a Viva Village Member; Volunteer thank you; become a Viva Village volunteer; Office team; Vetted vendors; Events coming up soon.

August 16, 2016

General Meeting past and upcoming; Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond; no Thursday social time this month; Theater Field Trip; Men’s Coffee Break; Nature Walk; Village 101; Let’s Get Moving; Lilies.

August 3, 2016

Viva Village General Meeting; Viva Village office; By-laws; Launch Campaign; Launch Celebration; Volunteer Thank You; Vetted Vendor list; How to become a member, a volunteer.

July 27, 2016

Viva Village Family & Friends Picnic– fun time; August Events (Nature walk, Dine Around, Village 101, Men’s Coffee Break, Theater Field Trip.

July 20,2016

Viva Village Family & Friends Picnic; Office; Volunteer Needs and Opportunities; How to become a Village Member; How to Become a Village Volunteer; Viva Village General Meetings; Journey to Molalla

July 10, 2016

Viva Village Family & Friends Picnic; Village 101; Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond; Book Club; Thursday Social Time; Men’s Coffee Break; General Meeting; Lavender Daze

June 26, 2016 – Email Update

Annual Picnic and other events; Decisions – membership terminology and vision statement; Viva Village t-shirts; Great volunteer opportunities; List of companies that support retiree and employee volunteers; Fred Meyer community rewards link; Festival of the Flowers.

May 30, 2016 – Weekly Update

Upcoming General Meeting; Viva Village Vision Statement ideas sought; Volunteer opportunities – host a Village 101, or schedule new member visits; Recent and Upcoming Events, including the new Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond; Columbia Gorge photo

May 17, 2016 – Weekly Update

All Village Meeting; What’s in a name; Beaverton Awareness Day success; Community resources organizer; Report on Crystal Springs trip; Theater Field trip; Men’s Coffee Break; Cooper Mtn. Wildflower Nature Walk; Bonus photos.

May 3, 2016 – Weekly Update

Pilot Launch October 1; Founding Members; Upcoming Beaverton Awareness Day; All Village Meeting; Mother’s Day Campaign from Villages NW; report your volunteer hours; Good times at the Lilac Gardens; May Men’s Coffee Break; Waterhouse Lake Nature Walk; Rhododendron Garden; Book Club; Bonus photos.

April 19, 2016 – Weekly Update

Help from experienced Villages; Chamber of Commerce — Viva Village link; Beaverton Council on Aging rep; Action Team activities; Volunteer opportunities; Service volunteers; Looking back at guided Nature Walk on April 2: Upcoming events: Third Thursday Social Time, Lilac Gardens field trip, New! Men’s Coffee Break, Volunteer Orientation, and more events in May; Tulips!

March 29, 2016 – Weekly Update

Resource Development: grants and Chamber of Commerce; Eastside Village Oregonian article; Website and other volunteer opportunities; Successful Gardening Event, with tool list link; Book Club; Guided Trail Walk; Village 101; Featured Photos

March 15, 2016 – Weekly Update

Keywords: The premiere All Village Meeting; Evergreens Plus: a Gardening Event; Thursday Social Time; Book Club; Nature Walk.

March 6, 2016 – Weekly Update

All Village Meeting announcement; business-, event-, and tech-related volunteer opportunities; scenes from the Nature Walk; Village 101; more March events ahead

February 25, 2016 – Weekly Update 

All Village Meeting; Mission Statement; Volunteer Thank-you’s and business supporter request; Review of Emergency Planning event: Coming soon events—Nature Walk, Village 101, and All Village Meeting

February 21, 2016 – Weekly Update

Membership Services; Grants; Proposed fee schedule; Volunteers Needed, Volunteer Thank You: Past week – Nature Walk; Coming week – Volunteer Orientation, Emergency Planning for Seniors

February 6, 2016 – Weekly Update

Members and Members Plus; Volunteer opportunity (leafleting), Volunteer Thank You; Viva Village Voice coming soon; Public Village 101; more events ahead

January 30, 2016 – Weekly Update

Governing Council activities; Volunteer opportunity (leafleting) and Thank you to the “folders;” Village 101 at Library, plus other events to come

January 23, 2016 – Weekly Update

Governing Council update; Fun volunteer opportunity; reports on Viva Village Social Time and Forensics Event; Book Club

January 18, 2016 – Weekly Update

Governing Council Updates and Activities; Seeking volunteers to mail newsletter and provide OneDrive training; Report on Nature Walk; Events ahead Thursday Social Time and Behind the Scenes at a Forensics Lab

January 11, 2016 – Weekly Update

Governing Council updates; Seeking OneDrive expert, Report on Holiday Gala; Plan ahead – Nature Walk, Volunteer Orientation, Social Time, Forensics Lab, Book Club