Our Town: Flicks by the Fountain | Help for the homeless | Beaverton Night Market (Building a Better Beaverton)
Watch Encanto at Flicks by the Fountain
Flicks by the Fountain activities begin from 6:30 p.m. The movie will start at dusk on Friday, August 26 and will feature a screening of the movie Encanto.
Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a gift of unique powers and abilities. Once a child reaches a certain age, a ceremony is held where they are introduced to their own room. Before walking in, their gift is revealed as a magical image etched on to their door.
To celebrate Flicks by the Fountain, Tualatin Valley Creates artists each took a door and painted an image of a gift of their choice.
How to Help People Experiencing Homelessness During the Summer Heat
It can be hard to know how to help those most vulnerable during heat waves, including people with no other safe place to go. There are many ways to support people experiencing homelessness during the summertime, including these simple ways to make a difference:
- Care kits: In many cases, helping with food or clothing is better than giving money. Keep care kits with you that include bottled water, sports drinks, snacks and/or gift cards. Cooling towels and ice packs during warm weather are also great to offer.
- Volunteer: Cooling shelters will open during extreme hot weather and/or dangerous air quality conditions this summer, and emergency management volunteers help with daytime staffing. Learn more here: www.BeavertonOregon. gov/EM-Volunteers.
- Be kind: If you encounter someone who is homeless, smile and say hello. Acknowledging the person gives them dignity. Engage the person in conversation and listen to their story. This is especially meaningful in a time when stereotypes and misconceptions about homelessness are so prevalent.
In addition, the Community Services Program has created a map and list of different resources nearby in Beaverton including bathroom, food, and shelter information.
To learn more about the city’s Community Services program, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CommunityServices.
Check out the Vendors and Performers at Beaverton Night Market
From Lebanese desserts to home goods from Ghana, you can now find a complete list of this year’s Beaverton Night Market vendors and performers online!
Is there a favorite dish on your mind? Or maybe you’re looking to buy something to take home that reminds you of family? Either way, we can’t wait to see you there!
The Beaverton Night Market is from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at The Round, 12600 SW Crescent St. For more information and updates, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/NightMarket.