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Daily Digest

Digest for October 22, 2008

Digest Contents:

BroadArts Visionary Salons
Healing the Earth, healing ourselves: MEDICINE FOR THE EARTH, November 8-9
Miracle Makers for Maasai, Friday 10/14 @ Crown Room
Brew on the Slough this Thursday!
Positive Aging Conference
Pink Martini Benefit Concert for OLCV!
NAYA Family Center celebrates Native American Month
"Curry for Kids" - A Portland dining event to End TB in India, Oct. 30th.
Inclusion Inc. is hosting its 4th annual Autumn Art Fair
Film: Who Killed the Electric Car
A benefit concert for Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
Artists Repertory Theatre invites you to attend a free Panel Discussion for Speech and Debate
Housing Case Manager, Harbor Light
Job Opening: Community Energy Project (edit)
Friendly House Community Services Case Manager I
Call Center Manager 211 info
Unique tabling & networking opportunity for your organization!
Ecotrust Event Spaces Offers Winter Celebration Special
A few days left for early registration rate: Conflict & Workplace Relationships
Evidence Based Practice Workshop at PSU
Analyzing Financial Statements
Reinventing Retirement
Ready to Rent Instructor Certification Training Back by Popular Demand
Volunteer with BroadArts Theatre!
Volunteer for Green Empowerment 12-1pm Thurs., 23 Oct.
Volunteer with the Cat Adoption Team!

Events

BroadArts Visionary Salons

The BroadArts Visionary Salons will feature themed speakers, performances, and conversations about the future of Portland. Each unique salon is geared to communities whose voices have not traditionally been represented by the ‘usual suspects’ of government initiated city planning. Come on out and let your voice be heard!

Sun Nov. 9: Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy 5-8 pm Theme: Arts, Peace & Justice, Community Building

Thurs Nov. 13: The Friendly House 2617 NW Savier St 6-9 pm Theme: Arts, Environmental issues

Sat Nov. 15: Jefferson High School 5210 N Kerby Ave 6-9 pm Theme: Arts, Education

Thurs Nov. 20: SEIU Local 503 6401 SE Foster Rd 6-9 pm Theme: Arts, Women, LGBT, Civil, Human & Union rights

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Healing the Earth, healing ourselves: MEDICINE FOR THE EARTH, November 8-9

Circle of the Living Earth presents:

MEDICINE FOR THE EARTH

November 8-9, 2008, Portland

Join us for this life-changing weekend! You can be part of a global shift that re-balances the Earth, joyfully cleansing our environment of physical toxins and restoring planetary health, vitality, and peace!

Learn to bring your awareness into harmony with all life, and together we will transform physical toxins--within and without! We will work with balancing local waters, from the Willamette River to the Puget Sound.

Medicine for the Earth graduates report:

"I received blessings that surpassed my imagination and that continue to reveal themselves to me." --Sarah Kastrup

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Miracle Makers for Maasai, Friday 10/14 @ Crown Room

What: Miracle Makers for Maasai

When: Friday, October 24, 7pm - 1am

Where: Crown Room, 205 NW 4th Ave., Portland

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Brew on the Slough this Thursday!

This Thursday, October 23rd!

6:00 – 7:30pm

McMenamin’s Kennedy School – Community Room

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for this fun and casual evening of meeting Slough neighbors over appetizers and good beer. Learn about watershed programs & events sponsored by the Council and its partners. Discover great recreation opportunities including paddling, biking, and hiking! This event is FREE!

To RSVP, contact Melissa at 503-281-1132 or [email protected]

 

McMenamin’s Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland

 

__________________________________________________

Melissa Sandoz

Interim Outreach Coordinator

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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Positive Aging Conference

The Oregon Gerontological Association (OGA), in conjunction with Marylhurst University and Life by Design NW, will be the local 'telecast' host for the 2nd Annual National Conference on Positive Aging, to be held on Wednesday, November 12th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at Marylhurst University. The conference is entitled: 'Achieving Meaning and Purpose in the Second Half of Life".

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Pink Martini Benefit Concert for OLCV!

We're thrilled to announce that Pink Martini is hosting a benefit concert in Portland for the Oregon League of Conservation Voters! The event will support OLCV's work to elect pro-environment candidates throughout <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Oregon, and features the band performing brand-new work from their fourth album. Tickets are selling fast- get yours today!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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NAYA Family Center celebrates Native American Month

The Native American Youth and Family Center is holding its fifth annual dinner and auction fundraiser event on Friday, November 14, 2008 at the Portland Art Museum Kridel Grand Ballroom, 1119 SW Park Avenue. The event will include a one of a kind traditional Northwest Coastal dinner and the welcome opportunity to bid on valuable Native art work from all over the nation, including fine antique baskets, carving from a master artist, original paintings, prints and hand created jewelry in the silent and live auctions. At the event you can listen to internationally renowned vocal artist Meghan Meisters and have an entirely wonderful time.

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"Curry for Kids" - A Portland dining event to End TB in India, Oct. 30th.

*** Curry for Kids *** A Portland area dining event to help end TB in India Thursday, October 30, 2008

On Thursday, October 30, 2008, ten Indian restaurants across the Portland area will donate a portion of sales to bring food and medicine to children in India suffering from life-threatening tuberculosis and malnutrition.

Simply dine at a participating restaurant, mention "Curry for Kids", and on this night your meal will benefit Progressive Health Worldwide’s effort to save lives. Please join us (and invite your friends!) for this unique opportunity to enjoy some of Portland's best Indian cuisine, support local businesses, and help PHWW's health program expand.

Details (and Google map of locations) available at: www.phww.org/events.

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Inclusion Inc. is hosting its 4th annual Autumn Art Fair

Inclusion Inc. is hosting its 4th Annual Autumn Art Fair!

“Offering people education and resources to direct their lives.”

October is Disabilities Awareness Month! Help us celebrate and raise money for a good cause. Featuring art for and by people with disabilities, the 4th annual Autumn Art Fair will have artwork available for purchase and complimentary refreshments.

 

When: November 6th, 2008 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: 3608 SE Powell Blvd (right across from Starbucks)

Featuring: Jewelry, paintings, drawings, sculptures, clothing and more by talented artists!

Admission is FREE!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Inclusion Inc.’s flex fund, which assists our customers in time of financial need.

 

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Film: Who Killed the Electric Car

http://portlandpeakoil.org/content/film-who-killed-electric-car

Start: Oct 26 2008 - 5:00pm End: Oct 26 2008 - 7:00pm

Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film that explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, the Californian government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.

http://www.portlandpeakoil.org/discussion/files/Multco_ElecCar.pdf (here is the flyer for the film)

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A benefit concert for Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ambassador Board Presents

The BIG Mix A benefit concert for Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Thursday, October 23, 2008 Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Lola's Room @ The Crystal Ballroom 1332 West Burnside Portland, OR

Featuring: Madgesdiq Trio Subtonic Fez Fatale and DJ Nunya

Enjoy an exciting evening of local music and support the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Tickets available for only $14.00 at the Crystal Ballroom box office or at www.ticketmaster.com

 

 

 

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Artists Repertory Theatre invites you to attend a free Panel Discussion for Speech and Debate

Speech & Debate October 15, 2008 - November 23, 2008 By Stephen Karam Directed By Jon Kretzu

Artists Repertory Theatre invites you to join us for ….

Event: Panel Discussion for Speech and Debate

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008 at approximately 9:20 pm

Address: Morrison Street Studio 1515 SW Morrison St Portland, OR 97205

Cost: Free

Time: Approximately 9:20 pm (5 minutes after the performance). The discussion is free and open to the public.

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Jobs & Internships

Housing Case Manager, Harbor Light

Provide Housing Case Management to Homeless Veterans in a V.A. Per Diem program.

The Case Manager will establish and maintain relationships with clients assigned to his/her case load. The Case Manager will perform screening interviews with clients wishing to gain entrance to the program. This position will maintain all client-related documentation, write case plans, meet weekly with each client and act as an advocate for the client with the Veterans Administration and outside agencies. The Case Manager will be responsible for presenting cases to the team for consultation. In addition, this position will be responsible for providing follow-up assistance as requested by the client for up to one year.

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Job Opening: Community Energy Project (edit)

Apologies – the previous version of this had an incorrect application closing date on it. Below is the corrected date of October 24th.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

CEP MISSION The Community Energy Project empowers people in the Portland Metro area to maintain healthier, more livable homes, control their utility costs, and conserve natural resources.

TITLE Seasonal Weatherization/Home Repair Assistant

SUPERVISOR  Matt DeAmico, Program Manager of In-Home Services

COMPENSATION $11/hour, 32-40 hr/week (workload dependent), 6 month duration

POSITION SUMMARY

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Friendly House Community Services Case Manager I

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Case Manager 1

Closing Date: November 3, 2008

Founded in 1930, Friendly House, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit neighborhood center located in Northwest Portland. Community Services, one of six programs at Friendly House, offers housing assistance to homeless families. Families approved for housing assistance in all programs receive strength-based case management and financial and in-kind support services.

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Information

organization:211info
position summary:

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Call Center Manager at 211info, located in Portland, Oregon. This AIRS Accredited call center serves a 2-1-1 community of approximately 2 million people, manages the statewide Maternal & Child Health Helpline for Oregon, and is responsible for two additional specialized lines. The Call Center Manager oversees a staff of 10+ Information and Referral Specialists and is responsible for overseeing the daily call center operations.

The salary scale for this position is from $37,440 to $46,927 per year. 211info generally offers beginning salaries in the lower one-third of this range. A generous leave and benefits package is included with health, dental, vision, long-term care, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.

Salary / Pay Rate:The salary scale for this position is from $37,440 to $46,927 per year.

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Nonprofit News

Unique tabling & networking opportunity for your organization!

BroadArts Theatre, Portland’s award-wining, original musical theatre company is creating Portland's future and we need your help...

What? Tables are available on a sliding scale for organizations who would like to play a role in one/all of five upcoming interactive themed community salons. The BroadArts Visionary Salons will be filled with discussions, presentations, and theatrics all working to bring together our rich community of local leaders, activists and visionaries in order to hone in on the future we want for Portland.

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Ecotrust Event Spaces Offers Winter Celebration Special

We invite you to hold your holiday or solstice party with us this year. We’ll be decking our halls with seasonal décor harvested from local and sustainably managed forest land, creating the perfect venue to gather with friends, family and coworkers to celebrate the season.

Our special rate of $1,000 includes:

Both the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center and the Rooftop Terrace from 5pm until midnight A roaring fire in our outdoor fireplace on the Rooftop Terrace Contemporary recycled-content Herman Miller furniture, and up to fifteen 60" round tables Extensive audio visual system

503.467.0792, [email protected], http://www.ecotrust.org/events/winter_celebrations.html

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

A few days left for early registration rate: Conflict & Workplace Relationships

Conflict & Relationships - The Workplace and Beyond... Nov. 1, 2008 9:30-5pm Non-profit rate: $80 (must register by Oct. 24) http://conflictandrelationships.eventbrite.com

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES NETWORKING LUNCH.

These are stressful times for many people. Can you and your organization afford NOT to handle conflict more effectively?

Learning how to handle conflict better can enhance productivity and workplace harmony, as well as improve and deepen your interpersonal relationships. The first step to more effectively managing conflict is an awareness of strategies to approach conflict and some tools for better understanding yourself and others in a conflict situation. Through this fun and interactive workshop, participants will:

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Evidence Based Practice Workshop at PSU

Please join us for an important workshop in Human Services Professional Development at PSU: For more information, click on the link below.

How to Adapt and Not Just Adopt a Best Practice: The Art of Applying Best Practices with Gregory Crosby

Friday, Oct 31, 2008 8:30 am-4 8 am check in PSU 408 Graduate School of Education 615 SW Harrison, Portland, OR

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Analyzing Financial Statements

Learn about key financial statements and how to analyze them. Meet other small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 6:30-8:30 PM 2069 NE Hoyt St., Portland, Oregon

Presenter: Kevin Minkoff "Not Your Ordinary Bean Counter," Kevin R. Minkoff, CPA, LLC

$5 for Mercy Corps Northwest clients, $10 for community members. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Northwest programs.

Please RSVP to Heather at [email protected] or 503.236.1580 x211.

More at MercyCorpsNW.org and Minkoffcpa.com

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Reinventing Retirement

Reinventing Retirement workshop is designed specifically to inspire individuals and couples as they explore how they want to apply their time, talents, and interests in the next phase of life. In recent national studies more than 80% of Baby Boomers want to continue to work and contribute to their communities for decades after reaching retirement age. Traditional retirement (pensions and a life of leisure) is not enough for this generation.

Whether you are 50 or 70, this exciting and engaging workshop will challenge and inspire you to explore what matters to you most and what you really want to do with the rest of your life while you transform the meaning of the retirement years.

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Ready to Rent Instructor Certification Training Back by Popular Demand

Winter is coming, so don't let your clients be left out in the cold...teach them to overcome typical rental screening barriers with Ready To Rent! The next Certified Instructor Training will be held December 16-18.

The Ready to Rent curriculum provides housing readiness skills to people who have had past rental difficulties have participants establish an action plan for becoming a successful renter and upon completion receive a Ready to Rent Certificate which is recognized by many housing providers and landlords as a compensating factor to some negative rental history.

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Volunteering

Volunteer with BroadArts Theatre!

BroadArts Theatre is creating Portland's future and we need your help...

We are currently putting together a series of community salons to take place in November with support from the Vision Into Action project of the City of Portland. The salons will include discussions, presentations and theatrics- with local leaders, artists and visionaries, all focused on creating the future we want for our city.

Right now we are looking for volunteers that would like to help bring this collaboration to its fullest potential.

Contact [email protected] or call 503-288-5181 for more information.

More about BroadArts Theatre: http://www.broadarts.org

More about the Vision into Action project: http://www.visionpdx.org/

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Volunteer for Green Empowerment 12-1pm Thurs., 23 Oct.

Practice your handwriting while making someone feel special! Green Empowerment writes thank you letters by hand, and we'd just be over the moon if you had a lunchtime to help. Brown bag your noontime repast, head on over to Green Empowerment's office, and try your fist for a good cause. Thank you!!

Green Empowerment 140 SW Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97204

This Thursday 12pm - 1pm

For more information, contact steph routh: 503.284.5774; [email protected]

-- Stephanie Routh Resource Development Coordinator GREEN EMPOWERMENT 140 SW Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97204 P: 503.284.5774 F: 503.460.0450 www.greenempowerment.org [email protected]

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Volunteer with the Cat Adoption Team!

Meow! We are excited to announce that the Cat Adoption Team will have cats at another adoption center at the Cascade Station PetSmart.

We will be working with the animals, cleaning cages and getting the cats ready for adoption. CAT's mission is to work with our community to save the lives of homeless, sick and injured cats and kittens by offering shelter, adoption, foster, hospice, and veterinary services to end needless feline euthanasia in our community.

Where: 9721 NE Cascade Parkway Portland, OR 97220 (near Ikea at the airport)

When: Weekdays and weekends

To learn more information about joining the Cat Adoption Team, please contact:

Sarah Oberg Volunteer Program Assistant at [email protected] or (503) 925-8903 x 226

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