July is a special time of year for many of us. It’s sandwiched perfectly between the month spent wrapping up one school year, and the month during which we busily prepare for another. July epitomizes the season, reminding us of all the great things we love about summer: fireworks, barbecues, festivals, swimming, parks, beaches, camping, long days and starry nights.
Sherwood Auto Repair is a family-run business that’s been a part of this community since 1986. Our families have grown up together. Over our 30+ years here tiny people who once toddled around our lobby have grown into customers with cars and families of their own. We love being longtime Sherwood residents and are taking this opportunity to share several wonderful activities happening over the next few weeks right here in our own community. Links provided offer complete event details.
July 5-15: Miniature Castle-Making Contest
This sounds like so much fun! Open to individuals and groups who are interested in creating miniature masterpieces. The award categories are: Most Literary, Most Creative, Most Medieval, Most Miniature, Best Family Submission, Best Entry by Age: 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20+. The Sherwood Public Library is hosting this event and you can enter for free.
Summer Car Care Tip: Stay Hydrated (you AND your car)
Five of Portland’s ten highest temperatures on record have occurred in July. High temps and hot weather makes things dry and thirsty. Fluids -- including battery fluid and gasoline -- evaporate more quickly during the summer. Between regular maintenance appointments, it’s a good idea to check the level of all fluids, especially coolant. Like us, cars need fluid to run efficiently and safely. Avoid a breakdown and other serious problems by making sure your car has the right fluids at the right levels.
Wednesdays, July 10-August 31: Music on the Green
The City of Sherwood and Sherwood Dental Care are presenting a great selection of artists to suit a variety of musical tastes. The free series takes place at Stella Olsen Park in Old Town Sherwood and shows start at 6:30 p.m.
July 19-21: Sherwood Robin Hood Festival
It’s the 65th Anniversary of this special Sherwood event. Between the Main Stage and the Family Stage you can catch performances by sword-fighters, magicians, jugglers and jousters, see and learn about reptiles from The Reptile Man, and enjoy lots of dancers, singers, and musicians. Good with a bow and arrow? You can even register to participate in the International Archery Tournament that takes place during the festival. Full event schedule available online.
Summer Car Care Tip: Tires & Wipers & Tread, Oh My
Air expands when heated, making summer the prime time for tire blowouts. Check your tires for wear to be sure they don’t need replacing. And keep a close eye on tire pressure to prevent over-inflating during the summer months. What else is rubber? Windshield wipers and belts. Both can dry out, tear, or crack. Check the condition of your belts and wiper blades regularly. You do not want to discover your wipers don’t work during a surprise rainstorm! When you bring your car or hybrid vehicle in for service, we’ll inspect them and let you know of any concerns.
July 22: Bamboo Flute Workshop
Led by an Andean folk music artist, 4th-12th-grade students are invited to build, decorate, and learn to play their own bamboo flute.
July 26 & 27: Annual Woodhaven Garage Sale
Who knows what treasures you’ll find at this Sherwood event! Over 75 Woodhaven homes take part in the area’s largest and longest-running garage sale.
Summer Car Care Tip: Keep Passengers Safe
Did you know when the outside temperature is 90, the interior of your car can go from 80 degrees to 130 degrees in under 15 minutes? It’s never safe to leave a human or animal in the car. Even with the windows open the temps inside a car can reach dangerous levels. If you can’t bring them inside, leave them at home.
August 3: Canines Uncorked
If you like wine and a fun day spent in the company of adult and canine companions, look no further. This unique event from Oregon Humane Society invites ticket-holders to plan a day-long wine-tasting tour. Participating wineries provide samples and offer special activities and treats for the dogs. Get the kids a babysitter and spend the afternoon exploring some of Willamette Valley’s beautiful wineries.
Spend quality time this summer with friends and family
creating memories that will last a lifetime.
And remember, if you take care of your car it will take care of you.