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Digest for April 9, 2008

Digest Contents:

"Vertical Ethiopia ", the story of climbing, traveling and exploring Ethiopia-April 16th
Running Into Walls: a new, hilarious clown show
Earth Day Celebration-Apr 19-Vancouver, Wa
Call for Entries - Creative & Custom Bike Competition
SOLV IT event at Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Shift to Green - Earth Day bike tour
4/30/08---Fasten Your Seat Belts (Historic Pdx Area Bus Tour!)
KBOO Benefit with Amy Goodman and David Goodman
Volunteers of America, Oregon- Toddler Interventionist
Job posting - Program Manager for Portland Impact's Early Childhood Program
Job Post: Health Educator--Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Residential Counselors
Client Services Coordinator/Counselor II
Job Posting - Field Organizer with 1000 Friends
Transitions workshop
Embodying Gaia Women's Circle
Healthy Soil Workshop Sat. 4-19!
Volunteers needed for Earth Day at OMSI "Seeds of Science"
Summer Youth Volunteer opportunites at OMSI!
Volunteers Needed for Friends of Trees Planting Apr 12
Power 2 Change - Help make global warming an issue in the elections!
Power 2 Change - Help make global warming an issue in the elections!

Events

"Vertical Ethiopia ", the story of climbing, traveling and exploring Ethiopia-April 16th

Join The Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council of Oregon for an adventure of "Vertical Ethiopia ", the story of climbing, traveling and exploring Ethiopia . The presentation will feature spectacular pictures from professional climber and guide Majka Burhardt's trip that vividly bring the story to life and present another side of this complex country, whose international reputation is largely limited to drought, famine, and communism. For more information on the content of the presentation visit http://www.majkaburhardt.com/

Date and Time: April 16, 2008, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N Brandon Ave , Portland , OR 97217

Cost: $5 WAC members, $8 non-members

Light refreshments will be served

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Running Into Walls: a new, hilarious clown show

The Nomadic Theatre Co, a local non-profit theatre company, is opening a new original clown show this week called Running Into Walls. This Thurs, 4/10/08, is a pay-what-you-can preview. Fri, 4/11/08, is opening night! Show followed by opening night party featuring music by Keep Your Fork Theres Pie. Special discount for the first weekend (Fri-Sun, 4/11-13): walk up, say the secret code CEMENT MIXER and receive 2 for 1 tickets!

The show is at Theatre! Theater, at 3430 SE Belmont. April 11-27th, 8pm Fridays, 3pm & 8pm Saturdays, 3pm Sundays.

For tickets, go to www.brownpaperticketscom/event/27816, or call 971.219.5781 for more info. $12/$10 students/ $8 kids

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Earth Day Celebration-Apr 19-Vancouver, Wa

Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 19th, 2008 Salmon Creek Park/Klineline Pond 8:30a.m. to 2p.m.

Come down to the Salmon Creek Park/Klineline Pond and celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 19th! The day will consist of an environmental fair from 8:30am until 2pm. Local organizations will have information on how you can be more environmentally friendly. Information will be provided by the StreamTeam, Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation, BioKleen, Clark College Service Learning Program, Clark Conservation District, Clark Public Utilities' Green Lights, Engineers Without Borders, Fresh Earth Community Supported Agriculture, Waste Solutions and more. There will also be fun activities for kids to participate in!

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Call for Entries - Creative & Custom Bike Competition

Enter to win hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes. Handmade, altered and modified bikes are welcome.

Cycle & Style: The Creative and Custom Bike Competition celebrates the artistically and sustainably innovative individuals of the Pacific Northwest. Bikes will be on display in the front lobby of the Portland Expo Center during the Greener Homes and Gardens Expo on May 17th-18th, 2008.

How to Enter: This is a juried competition. Entrants must submit a completed application form along with the entry fee by May 1, 2008 to the Redirect Guide. Please visit http://www.GreenerHomesandGardens.com/bike.htm for details.

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SOLV IT event at Tryon Creek State Natural Area

The Friends of Tryon Creek State Park are hosting a SOLV-IT event on April 19th from 9am to 1pm.  Join us for one of the largest Earth Day events in the nation as we remove ivy in the only urban state park in Oregon.  Come help us stop this silent invader of the woods!!!   Sign up for the “Tryon Creek State Natural Area Ivy Pull” at www.solv.org.  Or contact Robin Lewis at 503-636-4398 or [email protected] for more information.  Individuals or groups welcome!

 

 

 

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Shift to Green - Earth Day bike tour

Please join the Sierra Club on Saturday, April 19th for Shift to Green, a 12 mile bike tour of Portland’s most visionary solutions to global warming.

Registration begins at 9:30am at Eco-Motion (1625 NE Sandy). The ride ends at Overlook Park for the City Repair Earth Day Festival. We’ll move together as a large group and followed by a biodiesel safety van. Beginning cyclists and families are welcome.

To sign up, contact Emily: [email protected] or (503) 243-6656 ext. 301.

For more information on Shift to Green and to sign our petition to the candidates asking them to address global warming visit: www.sierraclub.org/power2change/oregon

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4/30/08---Fasten Your Seat Belts (Historic Pdx Area Bus Tour!)

Fasten Your Seat Belts... It's been a bumpy ride A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Join us for a lively bus tour of Portland's hidden history of housing discrimination and find out the latest on fair housing challenges in Oregon today.

4/30/08 8:30-2PM $40 Guided bus tour Luncheon and distinguished panelists Entertainment featuring the Sermonettes Gospel Singers

REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS JUST BEEN EXTENDED TO 4/17; please sign up ASAP.

COST: $40

REGISTRATION Visit www.FHCO.org (look for registration along left-hand margin) or call or em: [email protected]; (503) 412-6000

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KBOO Benefit with Amy Goodman and David Goodman

A KBOO Benefit with Amy Goodman and David Goodman

Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times

Monday, April 14, 2008 5:00 - 6:30pm -

Private Reception with Amy and David Gold Dust Meridian, PortlandPrivate reception includes food, no-host bar, music, signed copy of Standing Up to the Madness and a reserved seat for the Bagdad talkTickets for the reception are exclusively available as a thank you gift when you become a KBOO member.Single ticket - $180 contribution. Limited number of tickets available.

Doors 6:00pm, Talk 7:00pm -

Public Talk with Amy and David Bagdad Theater, Portland

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Jobs & Internships

Volunteers of America, Oregon- Toddler Interventionist

Volunteers of America Oregon, Family Relief Nursery is hiring for a Toddler Teacher Interventionist.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who loves working with children and families. The Family Relief Nursery is an early childhood intervention/prevention program for families with children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Our services include: · Therapeutic Classrooms for Children 6 weeks through 5 years · Home Visiting Services · Transportation · Parenting Education · Case Coordination/Management Services

Details for this position are listed below:

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Job posting - Program Manager for Portland Impact's Early Childhood Program

Program Manager for Portland Impact's Early Childhood Program

 

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Youth and Family Services program.

Please go to our website www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm for information about the following position: Program Manager - Early Childhood Program

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Job Post: Health Educator--Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Title: Health Educator. Program: Komen Breast Cancer. Part Time 20 hrs per week. $12,763 to $14,000/yr + Benefits. APPLY AT: www.irco.org

This position will recruit African women of all ages, but in particular those over 40, to attend breast health workshops. The health educator works as part of a team to adapt curriculum to the audience, present breast health workshops, liaise with partner organizations, and recruit volunteers.

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Residential Counselors

Volunteers of America Oregon is seeking several residential counselors (all shifts) for a new and innovative residential support program for individuals with 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: Sheri Emery, Volunteers of America Oregon, 3910 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214 or email [email protected] $10.71/hr + benefits.

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Client Services Coordinator/Counselor II

Volunteers of America Oregon is seeking a FT Client Services Coordinator/Counselor II for a new and innovative residential support program for individuals with substance abuse issues. This position requires a Bachelor’s and current CADC II and at least 3-5 years experience in social services. A relevant combination of substance abuse, mental health, offender, residential, and high-risk clientele experience is also required. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Sheri Emery, Volunteers of America Oregon, 3910 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214 or email [email protected]

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Job Posting - Field Organizer with 1000 Friends

1000 Friends of Oregon seeks a full time Field Organizer to join our Portland staff.

Our work is a combination of research, education, outreach, and advocacy on land use issues in Oregon. Our new Field Organizer will carry out grassroots campaigns that advance 1000 Friends’ mission of working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by:

building livable urban and rural communities protecting family farms and forests conserving natural and scenic areas

The Field Organizer is responsible for understanding the policy goals of 1000 Friends of Oregon, translating those goals into grassroots strategies, and implementing those strategies across the state.

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Trainings

Transitions workshop

MOVING THROUGH TRANSITIONS: FOR PEOPLE & ORGANIZATIONS Workshop with Tree Bressen

Saturday, April 12, 2008 10am-5pm Portland State University Neuberger 391 http://treegroup.info/workshops/D12-transitions.html

This workshop is being designed specifically to address the needs of students enrolled in the Leadership for Ecology, Culture and Learning (LECL) program at PSU. However; other students, faculty and members of the public are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Creating Continuity of Vision, Values & Culture: How do we maintain a sense of community that is intergenerational, especially as organizations (e.g LECL & PSU) change around us?

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Embodying Gaia Women's Circle

Embodying Gaia Women’s Circle An Outdoor Yoga Series Connecting Body, Earth & Spirit

Gather in this sacred women’s circle to awaken and deepen the intimate exchange between your body and the earth. Through a blend of breathing, creative movement, yoga, sensory expansion, land and seasonal awareness and meditation we will directly and deeply participate with the animated life and elements around us.

Dates: May 14th -June 18th, every Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm Location: Tryon Life Community Farm, SW Portland Cost: $120 Pre-registration required, class limited to 10 students

For more information and to register contact: Megan Hubbs, 503-473-7982 [email protected]

SIGN UP TODAY! LIMITED SPACE LEFT!

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Healthy Soil Workshop Sat. 4-19!

Growing Gardens will be hosting...

Healthy Soils for Healthy Plants Saturday, April 19th, from 10:00-12:00 AM

Soil is the foundation of a healthy garden. Learn what makes soil work, and how to build up the health and fertility of your garden beds to keep your plants happy and productive.

Location? Northeast. We give you the details when you register.

Cost? Growing Gardens asks for a sliding scale donation of $3-10 to support our many programs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please pre register by contacting Emily Gowen, Growing Gardens Home Garden Coordinator. [email protected] 503-284-8420

See our full workshop schedule at growing-gardens.org!

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Volunteering

Volunteers needed for Earth Day at OMSI "Seeds of Science"

Would you like to help explain the science of sustainability the weekend before Earth Day? Come help out at OMSI's Seeds of Science Event!

When: Saturday April 19th and Sunday April 20th, We have two shifts available each day: 9:30 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 5:30.

Where: OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave

Contact Meara McNally 503.239.7814 [email protected]

The event will be set up in the style of a Farmer's Market in which visitors can travel from green demonstration to green demonstration and learn about the sustainability in the food we eat and grow.

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Summer Youth Volunteer opportunites at OMSI!

Are you 14-18 years old and looking for a fun and exciting volunteer experience where you can learn new skills, make new friends, and go behind the scenes of a world-class museum? Then OMSI's Rising Stars youth volunteer program is for you!

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Volunteers Needed for Friends of Trees Planting Apr 12

Friends of Trees will lead volunteers of all ages and experience levels in planting trees with Owens Corning. All are invited to join us at 8:45 a.m.

Apr 12, 2008 Planting

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 3750 NW Yeon St.

Please wear sturdy boots and bring rain gear. Gloves, tools, snacks, hot coco, water and coffee will be provided. Please contact Ramona to sign-up and for more information: Phone-503-282-8846 ext.15, Email- [email protected]

Hope to see you there!

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Power 2 Change - Help make global warming an issue in the elections!

The Sierra Club's Power2Change campaign is working to raise the profile of energy and global warming in the elections this year. As part of our efforts we're sending a letter asking all candidates to address global warming and make real clean energy solutions a campaign priority. We have a goal of getting 5000 people to sign the letter by Earth Day, when we'll hold a press conference to deliver the letter to the candidates. To date, we've got 1500 signatures, which means we need your help to gather the remaining 3500.

Volunteer opportunties include: - table at community events to gather petition signatures - help us plan Shift to Green, an Earth Day bike tour - put up event posters around town - recruit event participants and other volunteers

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Power 2 Change - Help make global warming an issue in the elections!

The Sierra Club's Power2Change campaign is working to raise the profile of energy and global warming in the elections this year. As part of our efforts we're sending a letter asking all candidates to address global warming and make real clean energy solutions a campaign priority. We have a goal of getting 5000 people to sign the letter by Earth Day, when we'll hold a press conference to deliver the letter to the candidates. To date, we've got 1500 signatures, which means we need your help to gather the remaining 3500.

Volunteer opportunties include: - table at community events to gather petition signatures - help us plan Shift to Green, an Earth Day bike tour - put up event posters around town - recruit event participants and other volunteers

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