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Digest for August 22, 2008

Digest Contents:

This coming Sept 11, Coronation of the Collective Heart
FREE Puppet-making workshop
Open Meadow Benefit Walk
Life by Design Coffee & Conversation 8/27/2008 with Brian Kurth, founder of VocationVacations
Life by Design NW Fall PCC Classes
Party for Parks on National Park(ing) Day
An Art Contest for the 2nd Annual Fun on Foster Festival and Art Walk
Re: Inter-Faith Remembrance of 9/11 Beaverton Oregon
Available Position at Neighborhood House - Aging Services Lead Case Manager
Habitat ReStore Manager
PT Residential Counselors
Friendly House Preschool Teacher Job Announcement
Friendly House Playgroup Coordinator - Preschool
Friendly House Preschool LINKS AmeriCorps Member
New OMSI Podcast - Geometry and Color
The World of the Internal Organizational Development Consultant – An Intimate Look
Learn How to Create Engaging eLeaning with PowerPoint
OMSI Needs Volunteers!
Volunteer with the historic & storied magazine, Poetry Northwest
Be a Volunteer Community Guide for the Clackamas County Juvenile Deparment
Oregon Office and Program Assistant (Volunteer Intern) - Cascadia Region Green Building Council
SCRAP's Iron Artist is coming soon! Be part of the crew!

Events

This coming Sept 11, Coronation of the Collective Heart

Thursday, September 11, 2008 PSU Park Blocks, Portland

Join us in public ceremony to transform our world into one where our hearts rule!

We can replace the egos we have enthroned, with the collectivity of hearts—-human and otherwise. Our hearts know the oneness that can heal our world.

Come join with others, the world over, who are ready to establish heart-centered rule for the highest good for all communities, all people, all life, and all the Earth.

This ceremony is part of an open, public gathering sponsored by Building Cultures of Peace, the national conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association.

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain."

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FREE Puppet-making workshop

As part of the first Portland Riverfest join with your fellow greater-Portlanders for the first Willamette Species Parade. Come celebrate all the species of the Willamette River in this fun, participant-heavy parade! Participate in pre-parade workshops to make costumes, puppets, masks, human-powered floats and anything else you can think of (materials provided). All are welcome!

Parade details:

Time/date: 12:30PM August 30th

Place: Starting at Waterfront Park near the Hawthorne Bridge.

Route: North in Waterfront Park crossing the Steel Bridge then South along the Eastbank Esplanade to Salmon where we will enjoy music and a celebration with Gallery Homeland.

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Open Meadow Benefit Walk

Open Meadow Alternative Schools has been designated “an official charity of the Portland Marathon.” Participants who register online for a Portland Marathon event can make a tax deductible gift to Open Meadow at the same time.

Open Meadow alumni and supporters are also walking in the Portland Marathon on Sunday, October 5 to honor the memory of a former Open Meadow student.

Participants are encouraged to join the 6.2 mile memory walk, Walk A Mile For Kyle, to honor the life of Kyle Robert Kepic, a former Open Meadow student who got caught up in using heroin as a young adult and tragically lost his life at the age of 24. The walk will also help to raise awareness of at risk youth and drug addiction, and benefit Open Meadow.

How to Get Involved

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Life by Design Coffee & Conversation 8/27/2008 with Brian Kurth, founder of VocationVacations

Life by Design NW Coffee & Conversation Wednesday August 27, 2008, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the PCC Central Workforce Training Center 1626 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (across the street from OMSI)

It’s Never Too Late To Follow Your Dreams

Still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up? Have you had a successful career, but now are looking to explore a second phase of your professional life? Or perhaps you are ready to pursue those passions that have been simmering on the back burner all these years?

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Life by Design NW Fall PCC Classes

Life by Design NW and PCC Community Education are offering two courses this Fall - classes start in September:

Discover, Engage and Design Your Future: Use the "9 Facets of Life" as a guide to discover your passion and purpose, explore lifelong learning and paid/unpaid work and design a plan to achieve your next steps for meeting your personal, professional and family goals. Monday evenings, September 29th to November 3rd - CRN 47763.

The Inner Work of Life Planning: Journey inward and discover a new sense of purpose and passion for the second half of life. Explore the new meaning of retirement, the power of community and the importance of a sense of place in planning your future. Monday evenings, November 10th to December 15th - CRN 47764.

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Party for Parks on National Park(ing) Day

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) invites you to show your support for urban parks by joining in PARK(ing) Day 2008* on September 19, 2008.  

PARK(ing) Day is a one-day global event during which artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public parks.  

Choose your parking spot, feed the meter, add a few more square feet of green space to our "green friendly" city, and invite passers-by to enjoy nature instead of asphalt for a few hours.

Then celebrate your day with us at a "Party in the Park" at the Hotel Monaco from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  

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An Art Contest for the 2nd Annual Fun on Foster Festival and Art Walk

Electronics Parts Art Contest:  Entries to be displayed at the 2nd Annual Fun on Foster Festival and Art Walk, Saturday, September 13th, 2008, 10AM-5PM  

Gather up those old motherboards, CD’s, cords and other electronic stuff and recycle them into art pieces – with prizes for most useful, unique, and beautiful. 

The $5.00 entry fee will go to help the 5th graders at Kelly Elementary School experience Biz Town at Junior Achievement on Foster Road.  

The contest is hosted by BEAReCycling, 4532 SE 63rd Avenue, “If you can plug it in, we can recycle it.”      

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Re: Inter-Faith Remembrance of 9/11 Beaverton Oregon

Inter-Faith Prayers for Peace, In remembrance of September 11th, 2001  

Please join the Beaverton Bahá'i Community in Prayers for Peace Music, prayer, and fellowship  

When: Thursday, September 11, 2008

Time:   7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Where: Beaverton Bahá'i Center, 5355 SW Murray Blvd (between 6th and Allen) 

Coffee, Tea, Fruit and Breads will follow

For further information please email us at:  [email protected] --

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Jobs & Internships

Available Position at Neighborhood House - Aging Services Lead Case Manager

Neighborhood House, Inc., Aging Services

August 21, 2008

Lead Case Manager:  Full time, non-exempt status. 

Pay range is 11.96 to 14.35/hr. 

The Aging Services Lead Case Manager is responsible for providing Case Management services and Information and Assistance to older residents in Southwest and Downtown Portland in accordance with Multnomah County Aging Services Division Case Management Standards.  The Lead Case Manager will be expected to offer training and support to other Case Managers within the Program. 

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Habitat ReStore Manager

The Portland Metro Habitat ReStore is looking for a new Manager.

A ReStore Manager must be willing to engage the public daily; as a salesperson, a public face and voice of Habitat for Humanity, and a leader of both staff and volunteers. At times the pace is fast and the flow of traffic non-stop, at other times there are wonderful moments to chat with a shopper or volunteer or a Habitat family member. The Manager must be able to work with this fluctuation and guide our team through it all. It takes patience, leadership, and a good deal of organization.

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PT Residential Counselors

Volunteers of America, Oregon is seeking part-time weekend shift non-clinician residential counselors for a new and innovative residential support program for homeless men who are working on substance abuse issues.

Qualified candidates will have a HS/GED + 2 yrs social services experience OR Bachelors + 1 yr social services experience.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Erica Rothman, Volunteers of America Oregon, 3910 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214 or email [email protected] $10.71/hr.

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Friendly House Preschool Teacher Job Announcement

Closing Date: August 30, 2008 

Founded in 1930, Friendly House, Inc. is a private, nonprofit neighborhood center and social service agency located in Northwest Portland. Friendly House Preschool serves children ages 3-5 and their families, who pay on a sliding fee scale or are subsidized through the Oregon Prekindergarten Program (OPK) or City of Portland Children’s Investment Fund. The preschool is one of five programs at Friendly House.

SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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Friendly House Playgroup Coordinator - Preschool

Closing Date: August 30, 2008

SCOPE OF THE POSITION

Preschool is one of five programs at Friendly House, Inc., a non-profit neighborhood center in Northwest Portland. The playgroup coordinator will work with parents/caregivers and their children aged 0-3 years of age during a two-hour informal classroom play experience. S/he facilitates activities in the classroom, gym, and kitchen. S/he maintains positive interactions with participants and is the direct link to the preschool staff. This communication is key in linking playground families to the preschool program.

Essential Functions

• Set up and break down playgroup space daily.

• Coordinate snack with preschool cook.

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Friendly House Preschool LINKS AmeriCorps Member

Type of Position: LINKS AmeriCorps Member

Length of Term: Approx. 100 hours/month for 9 months, 900 hours total.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Service Dates: September 2, 2008-June 9, 2009

Interviews: Applicants are interviewed & placed on an on-going basis until positions are filled. Interviews are currently under way.

Position Title: Early Childhood Education Intern (1 position)

Project Sponsor: Friendly House, Inc.; Friendly House Preschool (www.friendlyhouseinc.org)

Sponsoring Organization's Mission: Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational, and other life-sustaining services.

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Nonprofit News

New OMSI Podcast - Geometry and Color

New OMSI Podcast - Geometry and Color

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions are:

Does anyone use geometry after high school?

Are black and white colors?

A new edition of Sound Science is posted every Friday. The podcast is like a radio show, with host Anders Liljeholm asking OMSI educators to respond to questions from people from around the world. The interviews are approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

You can also check out past episodes for more illuminating answers to more wonder-filled questions, including:

Why shouldn't we put nuclear waste in a volcano?

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Q & A

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Trainings

The World of the Internal Organizational Development Consultant – An Intimate Look

September 17, 2008 5:30-8:30

Four successful organizational development consultants give us an inside look at their world as employees working to make their organization better. Learn from these leaders what their toughest challenges are and their strategies for success. Gain insights on how the economy and other major changes in the way we do work is shifting the focus and the work of the internal consultant. Hear their stories—what did the stepping stones look like along the path (if there was a path) as they got from their first glimmering of awareness that they wanted to do OD, to where they are now in their life’s work.

Ask your own questions and participate in an interactive, fast-paced learning discussion!

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Learn How to Create Engaging eLeaning with PowerPoint

Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint Presented by author Jane Bozarth

Effective, engaging e-learning programs can be created with nothing more than PowerPoint and some creativity. Jane Bozarth provides a fast, fun session on making magic with PowerPoint. Participants will look at ways of eliminating bullet-based content and replacing it with a meaningful treatment, making better use of art and animations, and incorporating solid instructional design principles to support development of good online training.

Sponsored by: ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) Cascadia Chapter

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2008

Time: 8:30 Registration/Check-in 9 am - Noon Program

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Volunteering

OMSI Needs Volunteers!

OMSI is recruiting Visitor Services Volunteers!

Visitor Services Volunteers welcome visitors to OMSI and provide them with friendly and helpful service as they enter the museum. They take tickets and check membership cards, assist with OMSI attractions such as the OMNIMAX, Planetarium, and Submarine, and provide information about events happening throughout the museum.

Volunteer Benefits:

• Training and a lifelong learning experience.

• Admission for the volunteer to the museum, OMNIMAX and Planetarium shows, and submarine tours.

• An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of 50 hours of volunteer service.

• Discounts in the Café and Science Store.

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Volunteer with the historic & storied magazine, Poetry Northwest

Make literary history...

Join the volunteer staff of one of the region & nation's most historic & storied magazines devoted to poetry.

Poetry Northwest was founded in 1959 & remains, in the words of James Dickey, "one of the finest of all the literary magazines." We have a great, friendly staff & publish an exciting magazine that's not just for poetry-lovers (it's sold in grocery stores like New Seasons, too!).

We're currently taking applications for volunteers for administrative, marketing, & editorial support positions.

Discover more about the history of Poetry Northwest at www.poetrynw.org

E-mail: [email protected]

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Be a Volunteer Community Guide for the Clackamas County Juvenile Deparment

The Clackamas County Juvenile Department’s Community Connections Program is currently seeking reliable, energetic and fun adult mentors to volunteer with youth on community service projects.

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Oregon Office and Program Assistant (Volunteer Intern) - Cascadia Region Green Building Council

Reports to: Assistant Oregon Director and Assistant Director of Operations

Duration: September 22, 2008 – December 15, 2008. A longer duration may be negotiated

Hours/week: 20-25 hours

Compensation: No financial compensation is available.

Position Description: The Cascadia Region Green Building Council (Cascadia) Oregon Office and Event Assistant will work with the Oregon office staff to assist with administrative, event coordination and communications tasks. This position is ideal for a student or young professional looking for experience in a growing, mission-driven organization.

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SCRAP's Iron Artist is coming soon! Be part of the crew!

SCRAP--The School and Community Reuse Action Project--is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

As you may know, SCRAP's Iron Artist is bigger and better this year than ever before! We've got the whole weekend full of Sculpture competition, Music, Art, Crafts, Kids activities and more! We need your help to make it a successful event.  Here's a list of opportunities.  Call or email me to sign up!

*Here are the areas of opportunity:*

Greeters, Retail Sales, Kids Activities, Beer Garden (non- OLCC), Photography Floater

*Special Areas:*

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