November 24 General Meeting
Annual Potluck & holiday party


During the time of year in which we ruminate upon and celebrate that for which we are grateful, what better way to express this than getting together for a potluck and holiday party to celebrate each other in all our "beadiness!"  Please join us for our annual potluck at the Multnomah Arts Center in Multnomah Village.  Please bring food with a serving utensil and beverages will be provided.  You may also donate an item or items for the Bazaar Vendor gift pile.  Raffle tickets will be drawn for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and the proceeds will benefit our Outreach Program.  Please bring beaded jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, earrings), as well as personal hygiene items, craft items (especially yarn), and women's clothing (any age) and PBS will donate them to local women's shelters.  We look forward to seeing you!

Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219)

Please note that there is no meeting in December -- Happy Holidays!

Traveling Library Display 2015

2015 Traveling library Display

"It's a Northwest Thing"

What does the Northern Spotten Owl, Christmas trees, tidepools, Paul Bunyan, and VooDoo Doughnuts all have in common?  Well, of course, they are a "Northwest Thing." Beautiful beadwork by our very own Portland Bead Society members is currently on display in the Portland-Vancouver area. For more information, visit the Traveling Library Display page.


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