Thursday, July 23, 2009


This Sunday is the day for the
Tualatin Valley Community Band
at Cook Park!
It's our final concert of the year,
and it promises to be

hot, hot, hot
- in more ways than one...

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on,
bring something cold to drink -

heck, bring along a picnic dinner -
and listen to music ranging from
Bernstein and Williams to Holsinger and Ticheli,

played by a great group of musicians,
including yours truly!

The baton drops at 7pm, so plan to come early
and claim your spot
for an evening of
some of the best musical entertainment around.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hear Great Music and Help Out!

Here are two great opportunities to hear music and help folks at the same time - what a deal!

Sunday, come to the Tualatin Commons for a 5PM concert with Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts and help the Tigard/Tualatin Schools Foundation raise money to help bring one teacher back to each school in our District.

Monday, head on over to Southridge High School at 6:30PM and listen to the Oregon Crusaders, as they raise money to finish funding their national DCI Tour to Indianapolis.

Each event is $20 - money well-spent!

See you there!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Many Thanks!

Now that it's July 7, Balloon Fest AND Fireworks are behind us (except for those who count and total everything). For those who worked, many many thanks, and now let's all take a collective deep breath and relax!

We will now bestow titles on our Fearless Fireworks Folks for their amazing dedication to ensuring that no Tigard resident had to go without something explosive for this year's Independence celebration! From henceforth, they will be known as "Coordinator Extraordinaire" Bill Ervin and "Marketing Maven" Michelle Kubes!

"But McKee, I - I don't understand! What do those words mean?" Well, boys and girls, this is a full-service Forum, and I have synonyms for you - yay! says Maven (Michelle) means advisor, authority, expert, guide, master, mentor, pro, specialist, aficionado, devotee, fan, nut, and specialist. What do you think? And Extraordinaire (Bill) means amazing, bizarre, exceptional, fantastic, gnarly, incredible, marvelous, out of the ordinary, outstanding, particular, phenomenal, rare, remarkable, singular, special, stupendous, terrific, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, and unprecedented. How's that?

So next time you see our Marketing Maven and our Coordinator Extraordinaire, make sure to thank them and give them all the respect they are due - they're terrific!!