Community Open House
Admission: Free

 

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

Schedule:

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*
           Instrument 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.

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