Archive | November, 2010

Get a Jump on Holiday Presents!

17 Nov
Beautiful Glass Ornament

Silver & Blue Glass Ornament

This is last minute, but as things are this time of year, not too uncommon.  On Thursday of this week, November 18, we are having a small party

at Elements Glass (map/directions).  What does this have to do with the holidays, much less presents, you may ask?

Well, for starters, we’ll be having wine and appetizers.  And to make it that much better, everyone one who attends will learn how to make a glass ornament, which they get to keep and could very well make alovely and personal gift!

The price of admission is $65/$110 for couples and includes all of the above goodies!  Tickets can be purchased here or at Elements Glass.  The glass blowing party starts at 6:00PM and due to the size of gallery, we have to limit the number of guests to 30, so hurry!



Start the Holiday Season off Right!

12 Nov

Chez Joly

Chez Joly


Introducing Chef Amanda Ames

NOVEMBER 19th and 20th Seating Starts at 6pm

Le Menu

Winter Squash Bisque with Candied Ginger

Salade Frisse avec Chanterelles

Truffled Dijon Viniagrette

Leg of Lamb au Persil

With Parsnip Puree, Carrots Vichy & Cassis Demi-Glace


Aubergine Provencal with Ratatouille & Basmati Rice Pilaf

Cherry Clafoutis et Vanille Crème Glacèe

Bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau per Couple

$55 Per Person, gratuities not included

Reservations Recommended

135 NW Broadway 503.200.5544

courtesy of:  Christian Joly, Proprietor

The Rubik’s Cube…it’s baaaaccck…

10 Nov

Once thought of as a puzzle that only geniuses could solve, the basic 30-year-old toy is making a comeback in classrooms in Minnesota and across the country, from elementary to high schools. Interest has been spurred by the company’s new school-oriented initiative called You Can Do the Cube, but teachers say the three-dimensional cubes teach kids math skills as well as how to manage their frustration.

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source:  Amelia Rayno, Star Tribune

Run For The Arts T-Shirt Design Contest

4 Nov

Outside our office on this beautiful Fall day, the sun is shining and it’s nearly 70 degrees, which is unusual for us in Portland. To make things even better, we finally received the last submissions for our annual Run For The Arts (RFA) T-Shirt Design Contest.

Run For The Arts is a program we’ve had in place
since 1977 and has provided a means for schools to raise funds to get much-need arts education in their classrooms. RFA is a yearly jogathon conducted by the schools themselves, here in Oregon and in SW Washington, coordinated by Young Audiences. The funds they raise can be used for arts programming, arts-related fields trips, art supplies and teacher professional development. Over the course of 33 years, the schools combined have raised over $12,000,000!

The main attraction for students taking part in the Run are the t-shirts awarded as prizes each year. Every October we encourage local students from middle and high schools to submit artwork which could eventually be used as the main design for that years t-shirt prize. For us, it becomes one of the highlights of the year as we get LOTS of entries! And every year, it gets tougher to select a winner because they’re all so great. Stay tuned to see what gets selected!

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