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Digest for September 15, 2008

Digest Contents:

Gabriel Orchard Cider Press and Harvest Party
Community Gardens Fall Events and Work Parties
Oct 9th Fun-Raiser at Sweet Tomatoes for MEJOR Communities
'Dos Pueblos' at Miracle Theatre Sept. 19-Oct. 4
Follow your passion, Idealist.org grad fair
September 29, Energy Stewardship Workshops for Congregation and Community.
OHSU FREE WOMEN'S SCREENING CLINIC- CALL FOR APPT TODAY! 503-346-1212
October 30, Green Building & Renovations for Congregations.
Multi-family garage sale and fund-raiser for Parents For Paid Leave
Oregon Tilth - Fall Soil Building Workshop
City Repair Burrito Fundraiser at Laughing Planet, September 18th, 6-10 pm
9/20/08 - "Eyes Wide Open" exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War
Development Director with SMART
job opening-CAFE Program Assistant Rowe Middle School
Support Pro-choice candidates this election season! Volunteer with NARAL!
Windows Small Business Server 2003 software available as donation
Free office equipment
Advanced Training with the American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
Marketing with web 2.0, MercyCorps NW Seminar, Monday, 9/15
Yoga Calm for Children - Scholarships
CNRG Training on Volunteer Management Octoer 7th - Free!
Do you love clothes?
Host a food drive!

Events

Gabriel Orchard Cider Press and Harvest Party

Announcing the Community Gardens Annual Cider Press event at Gabriel Orchard and Community Garden

Date: Saturday, September 20th Time: 9am-12noon Where: SW 41st and Canby

Join Community Gardens staff, Hands-On Portland volunteers, Gabriel Gardeners and friends who will harvest apples from the orchard, wash and juice them in the cider press that morning. Fresh juice for all to taste. Come join in our annual celebration.

Portland Community Gardens Portland Parks and Recreation 503 823-1612

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Community Gardens Fall Events and Work Parties

Portland Community Gardens Fall Events and Work Parties

Get out and get dirty with Portland Community Gardens. Join us for a Fall work party. We will be cleaning up common areas and working on paths. Tools provided. Dress for the weather. All events are rain or shine.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 9:00am – 11:30am

Garden Clean - Up Work Party

Boise-Eliot Community Garden, 318 N Fremont

Saturday, September 20th, 2008 9:00am – 12noon

Cider Pressing and Harvest Celebration

Gabriel Community Garden and Orchard, SW 41st and SW Canby

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 9:00am – 11:30am

Garden Clean - Up Work Party

Senns Community Garden , NE 112th and NE Prescott .

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Oct 9th Fun-Raiser at Sweet Tomatoes for MEJOR Communities

MEJOR Communities is excited to announce a Fun-Raiser at Sweet Tomatoes! When you eat at the Sweet Tomatoes in Beaverton on October 9th, between 5-8pm, they will donate 15% of the profits from those who show up with the flyer, which can be found at www.mejorc.org/news/sweettomatoesflyer.pdf.

Don't forget to put this event on your calendar, print out the flyer, and bring family and friends to eat on October 9th!

We hope to see you there!

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'Dos Pueblos' at Miracle Theatre Sept. 19-Oct. 4

‘DOS PUEBLOS’ • MILAGRO THEATRE • SEPT 19-OCT 4, 2008 Miracle Theatre Group kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of “Dos Pueblos,” an international, bilingual collaboration with Hand2Mouth Theatre of Portland and La Comedia Humana of Mexico City, directed by Rubén Ortiz and Jonathan Walters.

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Follow your passion, Idealist.org grad fair

Thinking about grad school to further your social change career goals? Want to make a difference with a graduate degree?

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September 29, Energy Stewardship Workshops for Congregation and Community.

September 29, Energy Stewardship Workshops for Congregation and Community.

To download a complete brochure, go to www.emoregon.org or call 503-221-1054. Save Your Congregation Energy and Money, Monday, September 29 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. will be held at First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls St., McMinnville, OR. Energy Stewardship Monday, September 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. will be held at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 NE 2nd St., McMinnville, OR. Both workshops are presented by Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, a project of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, with Bonneville Power Administration and co-sponsored by Oregon Department of Energy. Pre-registration is recommended by September 24; however, registration will be accepted at the door.

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OHSU FREE WOMEN'S SCREENING CLINIC- CALL FOR APPT TODAY! 503-346-1212

OHSU Center for Women's Health Provides Free Pap Tests, Pelvic Exams; Phone Line Opens Sept. 12

09/10/08 Portland, Ore.

The event is part of a Center for Women’s Health initiative to eradicate cervical cancer deaths

The Center for Women’s Health at Oregon Health & Science University will offer more than 100 free cervical cancer screening appointments to women in the Portland metropolitan area on Friday, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in its third cervical and breast cancer prevention event.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m., women can make an appointment for a free screening by calling 503 346-1212.

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October 30, Green Building & Renovations for Congregations.

October 30, Green Building & Renovations for Congregations.

Thursday, October 30, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cedar Hills United Church of Christ, 11695 SW Park Way, Portland. To download a complete brochure, go to www.emoregon.org or call 503-221-1054. Presented by Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, this workshop will provide practical information to assist congregations in saving money and caring for the Earth as they consider renovation and construction projects at their facility.

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Multi-family garage sale and fund-raiser for Parents For Paid Leave

What: Multi-family garage sale and fund-raiser for Parents For Paid Leave

When: Saturday, September 20th 10am to 3pmWhere: the corner of NE 47th & Siskiyou, 2 blocks south of NE FremontWhy: Parents For Paid Leave is a grassroots, entirely volunteer organization of mamas and papas who feel passionately that we need access to paid family leave in our state, and are working hard to make it happen this coming year. We're working with state legislators, union leaders, activist organizations, national women's policy groups, and business folks to make this happen. Wondering why we need funds? We've already spent money on our website and anticipate paying for gas to get our citizen lobbyist back and forth to Salem when the time comes.

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Oregon Tilth - Fall Soil Building Workshop

A productive spring garden begins in the fall with proper soil building techniques. Attend this class and learn how to build good Tilth in your own garden using inexpensive or free local materials. We will go over various mulching methods for different applications including: rejuvenating depleted soils, weed control, and starting a garden from scratch. We will also discuss how to grow and use winter cover crops to build healthy soil, conserve nutrients and minimize winter weeds. This class will teach you how to build your soil organically, putting you on the right path to growing your best spring garden yet!

Where: Luscher Farm, When: September 18, 6:00-8:00pm, Cost: $20

For more information visit www.tilth.org

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City Repair Burrito Fundraiser at Laughing Planet, September 18th, 6-10 pm

Come join us for a night of beans, fun, more beans and more fun at Laughing Planet on Belmont! On Thursday, September 18th, from 6-10 pm, Laughing Planet will donate a portion of all funds to City Repair. Come gather, eat, talk and laugh with us! We'll have a raffle, with winners announced at the end of the night. There may even be some live music, if yer lucky.

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9/20/08 - "Eyes Wide Open" exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War

Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee's widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty, a field of shoes and a Wall of Remembrance to memorialize the Iraqis killed in the conflict, and a multimedia display exploring the history, cost and consequences of the war.

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Jobs & Internships

Development Director with SMART

Director of Development, SMART

Dynamic statewide non-profit is seeking a team-oriented Director of Development to be a part of the successful SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) early literacy program. Must have a passionate commitment to helping Oregon’s children read and experience in managing development and marketing programs including major gifts, public and private grants, planned gifts, annual giving, events and promotions, and cause-marketing partnerships.

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job opening-CAFE Program Assistant Rowe Middle School

Under general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with extended day activities in the after school CAFÉ (Child and Family Enrichment) program at Rowe Middle School. They will work directly with CAFÉ Program Coordinator, Rowe school staff, CAFE activity leaders, homework tutors, parents, and students. The Program Assistant is responsible maintaining the quality of CAFE classes and safety of students during after school programming hours. The goal of CAFE is to extend learning opportunities for students by building on academic skills, recreation, and arts through a fun, and positive learning atmosphere. $12.00-$15.00 per hour, DOE 16-20 hrs per week: Monday – Thursday, Afternoons from 3:00 p.m.

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Nonprofit News

Support Pro-choice candidates this election season! Volunteer with NARAL!

Is a candidate's position on reproductive rights very important to you in determining who will win your vote? Have you been wanting to get involved but don't know where to start? Do you want to influence elections statewide as well in your district?

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Free office equipment

We would like to donate the following to a nonprofit that needs them:A working HPLaserJet 5 printer with two brand new toner cartridgesA brand new HP LaserJet 12A print cartridgeA working 13" Sony TV with remoteA working Sony VCR/DVD player Please contact me by email to arrange for pick up or delivery in [email protected]

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Q & A

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Trainings

Advanced Training with the American Domestic Violence Crisis Line

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line (ADVCL) operates the only toll-free international crisis line for Americans abused abroad. The crisis line is available from 175 countries. ADVCL is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans overseas make informed decisions about the abuse in their lives and in the lives of their children through intervention and education. ADVCL provides hope to these survivors and offers extensive support services and programs necessary for them to establish violence-free and economically feasible lives when they make the decision to return to the United States with their children.

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Marketing with web 2.0, MercyCorps NW Seminar, Monday, 9/15

"Marketing with web 2.0: Connect and share to build community"

What is web 2.0 and why is it important for your organization? Why and how should you share content and collaborate online? To blog or not to blog? How can social networking and social bookmarking help promote your business or cause? An introduction to social media for nonprofits and microbusinesses.

Time: Monday, 9/15, 6:30-8:00 PM

Location: MercyCorps Northwest, 2069 NE Hoyt, Portland

Presenter: Peter Korchnak, Semiosis Communications, holistic and sustainable marketing solutions helping socially responsible organizations differentiate themselves and cultivate community support. More at SemiosisCommunications.com.

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Yoga Calm for Children - Scholarships

Scholarships are available for CNRG members for the following children's Yoga Calm classes & Workshops: Yoga Calm for Girls: Workshop Series (Ages 9 to 14) with Lynea Gillen, MS Sept 20, Oct 11, Nov 8 & Dec 13th 10:00 to 12:30 pm Still Moving Yoga, SW Portland Yoga Calm for Girls: Workshop Series (Ages 8 to 12) with Anna Thedford, MASept 27, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 6 10:00am to 12:30pm Yoga Youth Counseling, SE Portland Yoga Calm for Children Class (Ages 7 to 12) with Sabrina Marcheschi, BSN Weds, Oct 1 to Nov 19 5:00 to 6:00pm SW Portland Yoga Calm for Children's Class (Ages 7 to 12) with Lynea Gillen, MS & Jim Gillen, RYT Mons, Oct 6-Nov 24 5-6 pm Children's Program Multnomah Village Info at www.yogacalm.org or [email protected] or (503) 977-0944 -----------------------------

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CNRG Training on Volunteer Management Octoer 7th - Free!

Community Nonprofit Resource Group (CNRG)Tuesday, October 7 CNRG invites you to participate in a free CNRG brown bag lunch training! We are excited to connect you with valuable resources that will allow you to learn, grow, and expand your knowledge. Here are the details of the upcoming event: Topic: Foundations of Effective Volunteer ManagementWhen: Tuesday, October 7, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Where: Cubespace (www.cubespacepdx.com) 622 SE Grand, Portland ORFor whom: The first sixty-five CNRG members who appear at CubeSpace on October 7 after 11:30 am. No RSVP required! If you have questions about the training, please email CNRG at [email protected]

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Volunteering

Do you love clothes?

 

Do you LOVE clothes? Sunshine Division has a perfect volunteer position for you!

 

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division is seeking two regular volunteers to help us in our clothing store, Threadz. The Sunshine Division is a nonprofit organization which provides emergency food and clothing to families and individuals in need here in Portland. We serve thousands of families each year and rely upon the help of volunteers to make this possible!! Please help us continue to serve the community by volunteering with us!

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Host a food drive!

CRANBERRY SAUCE NEEDED!

 

Greetings Friends! Sunshine Division, a local emergency food relief agency, is gearing up for our holiday food box program. We hope to pack and deliver 4,000 holiday food boxes to families and individuals in need right here in Portland in December. In order to do this, we need YOUR HELP!

 

Sunshine Division is seeking businesses, schools, churches and other organizations to help us by hosting a cranberry sauce drive in September and October! Sunshine needs 2,500 more cans of cranberry sauce to have enough to provide each of our 4,000 families with the fixings for a complete holiday meal. That equals about 10 full collection barrels of cranberries or about 2,000 lbs of sauce!

 

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