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Digest for October 8, 2008

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Pesticide Free Parks Celebrations
Teen Woodworking Workshop at The ReBuilding Center during PPS no-school days
Intro to Power Tools at The ReBuilding Center -- Oct 19th
City Repair Presents City Riparian
Join us for Brew on the Slough!
Buddhas by Bikes Ride, Sat, Oct 11
Seasonal Maintenance Worker-Portland Parks & Recreation
Office Manager for ROSE CDC
Current openings at Catholic Charities...Providing Help, Creating Hope
FT Administrative Specialist
Using E-Commerce for Your Small Business: Part I
Effective, Professional Writing
Save $ on Energy Bills - Free class
This Halloween, don't be afraid of conflict! Face your goblins at this fun, interactive training, Nov. 1
Be Inspired, Get Involved! Volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft!
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation

Events

Pesticide Free Parks Celebrations

Celebrate Portland's Newest Pesticide-Free Parks!

Saturday, October 11th, 1:00-3:00 PM

Midland Park (SE 122nd and Morrison)

Sunday, October 12, 1:00-3:00 PM

Hillside Park (653 NW Culpepper Terr)

Join the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides and Portland Parks & Recreation in celebrating the designation of two new pesticide-free parks! There will be snacks, kids' activities, a raffle, free native plants and a native plant walk at 2:00 PM. Learn more about the Pesticide-Free Parks program and how you can get involved.

For more information contact:

Haley Smith at NCAP

(503) 423-7549

[email protected]

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Teen Woodworking Workshop at The ReBuilding Center during PPS no-school days

Woodworking with Recycled Materials For ages 12-17

Teen workshop in The ReBuilding Center’s ReFind Furniture woodshop: Learn about working with reclaimed wood and practice using tools such as the bandsaw, sander, drill and more. During the workshop complete a small woodworking project to take home.

Offered on no-school days: Friday October 24th, 1-4pm or Monday November 10th, 1-4pm

Sliding Scale $10-$30* (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

Workshop is held at The ReBuilding Center, 3625 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, 97227.

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Intro to Power Tools at The ReBuilding Center -- Oct 19th

This one day workshop is excellent for those who have never used a power tool or those who have and are looking to gain more confidence. Students will learn the basics of power tool safety and use while completing a small woodworking project. Tools covered: cordless drill, circular saw, jig saw, and chopsaw.

Sun Oct 19, 9am-3pm Tuition: $45 Instructed by Gregg Heintz

Workshop is held at The ReBuilding Center, 3625 N Mississippi Ave, Portland.

Register with ReBuilding Center cashier or online at www.rebuildingcenter.org/educationclassinfo.html. For additional information about classes at The ReBuilding Center call (503)445-1756 or email [email protected]

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City Repair Presents City Riparian

The City Repair Project hosts its third annual City Riparian: The Village Planting Convergence event this October 10-12. Join us for three days of service projects, workshops, and social activities centered around Urban Permaculture.

Projects are founded on developing strong local relationships, social capital and equity, placemaking and ecological design, and supporting our local economy. By engaging neighbors in a collective process to design and build functional landscapes in the commons, we will incubate both social and natural capital, furthering the connections between people and their place.

For more information, contact [email protected]

This year we will be concentrating on a different area of Portland each day; NE, NW, and Burnside/SE

Friday NE

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Join us for Brew on the Slough!

BREW ON THE SLOUGH

Thursday, October 23rd

6:00-7:30pm

 

McMenamin’s Kennedy School – Community Room

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland

 

Please join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Brew on the Slough – a great way to meet Slough neighbors over appetizers and good beer.  Learn about watershed programs & events sponsored by the Council and its partners.  Discover great recreational opportunities including paddling, biking, and hiking!

 

Light refreshments will be provided, and beverages will be available for purchase.  This event is FREE!  RSVPs are required, as space is limited.

 

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Buddhas by Bikes Ride, Sat, Oct 11

Buddhas by Bikes, a tour of SE Portland Buddhist Sites and Centers

Sat., Oct 11, 1pm.

Dharma Rain Zen Center

2514 SE Madison, Portland OR

Join us for another round of Buddhas by Bikes, an easygoing bike tour of 10 or so Buddhist sites and centers, mostly in the Buckman-Sunnyside and surrounding areas. We'll meet at Dharma Rain Zen Center for a brief introduction, talk, and meditation at 1pm, then head out to see several sites and visit several centers. Come explore and learn about the different varieties of Buddhism and Buddhist Practice, all within a few miles of one another.

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Jobs & Internships

Seasonal Maintenance Worker-Portland Parks & Recreation

Seasonal maintenance position not to exceed 1200 hours, working 7AM-3:30PM, Mon-Fri. $11.26 per hour.

Portland Parks is looking for a self motivated person who enjoys doing landscaping work in all weather conditions. Duties will include but are not limited to the follwoing: Litter and homeless camp cleanup, mowing, leaf blowing/pick up, invasive plant removal, landscape construction, and other duties as necessary.

Applicant must submit to a 5 year DMV background check and criminal history check, pass the Park's physical capacities test, and be ready to go to work!

Please send resume and letter of interest to Heather McKillip, [email protected]

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Office Manager for ROSE CDC

Nonprofit organization seeks experienced Office Manager. Primary duties include overseeing efficient office operations, maintaining computer and telephone systems, and basic accounting functions. Bi-lingual in Spanish strongly preferred. 30 hour a week position with full benefits including paid vacation, health, dental and life insurance. Starting wage $13-14/hour. ROSE CDC is an equal opportunity employer. For full job description and application procedures, go to www.rosecdc.org. Deadline for applications is Friday, October 24th.

 

Mackendree Thompson

ROSE Community Development

5215 SE Duke St.

Portland, OR  97206

(503) 788-8052

www.rosecdc.org

 

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Current openings at Catholic Charities...Providing Help, Creating Hope

Catholic Charities is currently accepting applications for the following open positions:  

--El Programa Hispano Project UNICA Program Manager: Full-time.  Closes 10/15.

--El Programa Hispano Youth Services Academic Support Coordinator: Full-time.  Closes 10/15.

--El Programa Hispano Mental Health Worker/Promotor(a): Full-time.  Closes 10/15.

--Immigration Legal Services Legal Assistant: Part-time.  Closes 10/15.

--Refugee Resettlement Self Sufficiency Coordinator: Full-time.  Open until filled.

--El Programa Hispano Energy Assistance Worker: Part-time, temporary.  Open until filled.  

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Information

organization:Northwest Housing Alternatives
position summary:

Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) is seeking an Administrative Specialist. As a member of the NHA team, the Administrative Specialist reports directly to the Director of Finance and provides office and administrative support for NHA staff. A successful candidate should be versatile, flexible and self-motivated, with a positive attitude and willingness to contribute to a teamwork environment. NHA is located in Milwaukie, OR. Our mission is to provide affordable housing to Oregonians with low incomes including families, seniors, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness. NHA is committed to a diverse workforce.

RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Process incoming cash receipts and maintain daily cash log. 2. Open and distribute mail to appropriate individuals.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Trainings

Using E-Commerce for Your Small Business: Part I

Presented by Adam Stites, President of Xtremez.com, this workshop is an introduction to e-commerce for small and micro businesses.

Date: October 8, 2008

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Place: MCNW Office, 2069 NE Hoyt St.

Cost: $10, pay at the door.

Please RSVP: Sarah at [email protected] or 503-236-1580 x209

For more information about Mercy Corps Northwest, please visit www.mercycorpsnw.org.

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Effective, Professional Writing

Your organization's well-being is dependent upon effective writing. Grant proposals have to results. Brochures and web-pages need to address your clients' and donors' informational needs.

Hosted by Mercy Corps Northwest, this seminar will focus conceptual approaches you can use to make your writing more productive and effective.

Presenter: Bob Schatz, Business and Professional Writing Services

When: Monday, October 13, 2008 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Mercy Corps Northwest, 2069 NE Hoyt St.

Cost: $10, pay at the door

Please RSVP to Sarah at [email protected] or 503-236-1580 x209

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Save $ on Energy Bills - Free class

Home Weatherization Workshop - FREE!    Wednesday, October 29th 6:00pm -  8:00pm  Kelly Elementary School, 9030 SE Cooper Street

Simple energy conservation & weatherization tips to help you lower your energy bill, keep your home warmer, and do your part to protect the climate! Hands on demonstrations show how to install effective weatherization materials for both renters & home-owners alike.  Income-qualified Multnomah County residents receive free weatherization materials  ($150 value). Order forms available for folks not qualified to receive a free kit.   To register for this workshop (and to ensure you get a kit) call 503-916-2000 x1860.    www.communityenergyproject.org  

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This Halloween, don't be afraid of conflict! Face your goblins at this fun, interactive training, Nov. 1

November 1, 2008 from 9:30am -5pm Non-profit registration fee: $80 Downtown Portland

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES ON-SITE NETWORKING LUNCH.

Conflict & Relationships- The Workplace & Beyond

Learning how to handle conflict better can enhance productivity and workplace harmony. The first step to more effectively managing conflict is a work environment where people have an awareness of strategies to approach conflict and some tools for better understanding themselves in a conflict situation and for approaching the conflict strategically. Through this fun and interactive workshop, participants will:

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Volunteering

Be Inspired, Get Involved! Volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft!

Are you interested in craft?

Help support the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s mission to enliven and expand the understanding of craft and the museum experience – be a volunteer!

Museum of Contemporary Craft is located at 724 NW Davis Street in Portland’s Pearl District. We are open regional hub where people connect creatively, professionally and socially through craft. The Museum presents excellence in contemporary craft by deepening and expanding the understanding and appreciation of craft.

We are seeking dedicated individuals in the following areas: • Guest Services • Art Education • Events • Administration • Gallery Sales

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Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation

The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation will hold an Open House on Monday, October 20 from 4-7 p.m. in celebration of its move to Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital.

 

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