It's A Cemetary + Picnic. How Can You Not Want To Indulge Yourself

Monday, July 19, 2010

Nice. Kinda creepy. But still nice.

Twilight Heritage Celebration
Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 6:00pm-10:30pm

Bring a picnic and a blanket and come enjoy this 30 acre arboretum in the heart of SE Portland while learning about the City of Portland Urban Forestry program and the Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery. Visit the three heritage trees being dedicated by Commissioner Fish: the lone Douglas fir for which the cemetery was named, the General Lane maple, and a 100-ft-tall cedar. Metro Council President David Bragdon invites you to stay and enjoy featured artists from the Lone Fir Cemetery CD “Dearly Departed” and then watch the screening of the documentary “Come Together Home” by Ivy Lin. Come learn about the early Chinese settlers and rail workers who were interned and later disinterred at Lone Fir Cemetery and the plans for a memorial park on the sacred site known as Block 14.

Schedule of Events:

6:30-7pm Heritage tree dedication
7pm – 8:45pm live music, tours & entertainment
9pm – 10:30 pm "Come Together Home" screening