PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229
17705 NW Springville Rd
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7:30-9pm
The PCC Rock Creek Music Department presents one of Portland's most exciting bands, Seffarine, a duo with Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and oud player and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulscamp. Seffarine performs the music of classical Arabia and Andalusia as well as original compositions influenced by cultures including Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music and American Jazz. Their CD, “De Fez a Jerez,” is listed in the top 20 best world music releases by the Transglobal World Music Charts, a panel of 43 world music experts. For more information, please visit the band’s website at http://www.seffarine.com/. The concert is presented in conjunction with the Rock Creek Wednesday evening Music Appreciation class.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 7:30-9pm
Portland jazz legends pianist Darrell Grant and vocalist Marilyn Keller will present a free concert April 20 at 7:30 pm at the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus in the Forum Theater, Room 114, Building 3 at 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland. The concert is open to PCC students, staff and members of the community. The concert is being presented in conjunction with the Music Appreciation class (MU 105) at Rock Creek. Free parking is available in the event center parking behind building 9. Vocalist Marilyn Keller brings a special magic to the stage with her charming presence and flawless vocal stylings. Her musical roots are diverse, from Dixieland to gospel to jazz. She performs with many top Portland musicians and groups, including the Don Latarski Group, Darrell Grant, Thara Memory, Tall Jazz, Tom Grant, Michael Allen Harrison, Disciples in Song, and the Augustana Jazz Quartet. Keller is a recent inductee to the Portland Jazz Hall of Fame. Darrell Grant, internationally known jazz pianist, composer and educator, began piano lessons at age seven and entered the famed Eastman School of Music at 17. After moving to New York, he became known to audiences internationally as the pianist with the legendary vocalist Betty Carter. Grant relocated to Portland in 1997 to join the jazz department at Portland State University. He performs extensively as a bandleader and solo artist throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe in venues ranging from clubs to major jazz festivals. He has been a featured guest on the BET On Jazz "Jazz Central" program, and has performed on Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" on National Public Radio. As a composer, Grant has penned numerous gems, many of which are highlighted on his recordings as a leader. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear two of Portland's most dynamic, diverse and exciting performers! For more information about the concert and the Rock Creek music program, please contact Jason Palmer at email@example.com, 971-722-7869, or view the music program’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pccrcmp.
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1pm
Women in Science Day provides a great opportunity for young women in grades 6-12 in our community to learn about careers and opportunities from successful women in the field of science. We will begin the day at the Portland Community College - Rock Creek campus Event Center in Portland with breakfast and a presentation on science careers as well as a chance for the girls to discuss careers and opportunities with the mentors. Following the breakfast session, we will walk out to the Rock Creek SOLVE-adopted restoration site to plant trees and shrubs as a part of our stream restoration project. What better way to learn about the opportunities in the field of science that await young women in our community than hearing about them from women in those fields? Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/women-science-day
Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9am-noon
The PCC-Rock Creek Campus includes a 110 acre wildlife preserve. This beautiful area of oaks, wetlands and upland Douglas Fir forest is the site of extensive restoration work by PCC teachers and students as well as Clean Water Services. SOLVE is working with the campus community to enhance approximately 5 acres of wetlands and bottomland forests. Volunteers will be planting native plants, coffee bagging, and mulching. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/pcc-rock-creek-december-community-planting-day
Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 9am-noon
Volunteers will be planting native trees and shrubs at this new site! Rock Creek is an important tributary of the Clackamas River. Rock Creek is home to salmon, beaver, and Osprey. Volunteers will be planting native trees like western red cedar, and native shrubs like thimbleberry. Volunteers will also be installing coffee bags as a weed barrier and mulching.Planting native trees and shrubs will help shade the stream, prevent erosion and improve fish and wildlife habitat. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/pcc-rock-creek-community-planting-day
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 7:30-9:30pm
Portland Community College Rock Creek Performing Arts Department will present the Brazilian virtuoso jazz/choro group Trio Brasileiro in a workshop and concert Tuesday, April 28. The workshop begins at 12:00 pm and the concert at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door (cash or check only). Admission is free for PCC students and staff with ID. Parking is free in the event parking area immediately behind Building 9. The workshop is free and open to the public. Trio Brasileiro is dedicated to performing the great traditional choro music of Brazil by Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth and others, as well as their own compositions, which are modern reflections of that great traditional musical form. Trio Brasileiro released their first recording, “Simples Assim,” in 2012. For more information about the Trio, please visit www. triobrasileiro.com. For more information on the concert and workshop, please contact Jason Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-722-7869.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
The Rock Creek Choirs, under the direction of Pollyanna Hancock-Moody, invite you to celebrate this holiday season with this unique presentation. Classical music shares the stage with contemporary arrangements in this high octane program. Audiences will enjoy select choruses from Handel's 1741 "Messiah" as well as "A Soulful Celebration", a reinterpretation of the “Messiah” which has been widely praised for its use of multiple genres of African American music. The concert will also feature international jazz performer and Portland icon Marilyn Keller as special guest soloist. Tickets for this family friendly concert are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students under 16. Admission is free children under 10. Tickets (cash or check only) are available at the door. Parking is free in the event parking area.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 10-11:30am
The unorthodox Portland memoir "Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths and Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth", by local writer Ross Eliot and published on Heliocentric Press has recently been shortlisted for non-fiction by literary judges with the international 2014 Rainbow Awards. This book is the true story about Ross Eliot’s life with a prominent Portland college professor who was kidnapped as a child in 1928 from Yakima, Washington, raised in occupied France during WWII, involved with the notorious Rajneesh Puram, East German communists, the Catholic Church and also underwent a late-life sex reassignment. It has been added as an official text at Portland Community College by their English Department. This month the PCC Queer Resource Center is sponsoring Ross Eliot to give a presentation about Dr. Ellsworth and her sensational place in LGBTQ history.