CMC's Community Open House Highlights Historic Past
TAKE A MUSICAL JOURNEY BACK IN TIME THIS AUGUST
On Saturday afternoon, August 11, CMC celebrations the 100th Birthday of our building, the venerable Francis Street Firehouse. Free and fun events include:
try your hand at playing an instrument or two
enjoy live muisc circa 1912
view archival photos and memorabilia
watch to a presentation about the building's history by author/historian Don Nelson
take a guided tour of the building
have some refreshments, including birthday cake!
climb on a real fire truck or rock wall
meet Portland Fire Co. #25
In addition, you can
shop for an instrument - including used violins, cellos, and pianos (details soon)
find bargains and vintage titles in our sheet music sale
buy a commemorative t-shirt
Join the party!
Build in 1912 for Portland Fire Co. No. 25 as for horse-drawn firefighting equipment, the Francis Street Firehouse was renovated in 1969 as the site for Portland Parks & Recreation’s Community Music Center, which continues programs there to this day.
If you would like to volunteer on the day (or before), please contact the Director
1:00 Live Music: Lisa Zweben, violin, Collin Oldham, cello, Margaret Murer, piano.
Rock Climbing Wall*
Refreshments - courtesy Fred Meyer & Trader Joe's
Instrument Petting Zoo*
Sheet Music Sale*
Memorabilia on Display*
*events continue through the afternoon
2:00 Mike Abbate, PP&R Director
Lieutenants Rich Chapman & Bob Bedgood of Portland Fire Engine Co. 25
2:05 History of Francis Street Firehouse CMC by Don Nelson, local author/historian
3:00 Guided tour of CMC (tent.)
Live Music: Zita Jefferson, piano, Connie Pazienza, voice
The event is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Wintz Family Foundation, plus donations from individuals and volunteers.
For more information, call 503-823-3177 or visit www.communitymusiccenter.org.