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Digest for April 14, 2008

Digest Contents:

Parent Child Workshop: Munch and Crunch
Free Rolfing for Children, Sat 4/19/08
Tues 4-15 Pathways to your Future Career Info & Job Fair
Building Healthy Families Day - April 20th @ PGE Park
Wed 4-16 Breakfast/Tour NW College of Construction
Portland Butt Hunt April 19th - Volunteers Needed
Please join the Sierra Club for "The Coyotes Got My Cat"
Benefit Concert by NAPE Foundation
Bloom 2008- TLC Farm Fourth Annual Spring Benefit
Peace Weekend @ Reedwood Friends Church, April 18-20
Job Announcements for Carkeek Park
NWCRC Protect Your Rights Organizer Position PT
Summer and Spring Faith and Environment Internships
Ride Connection Travel Navigator
Camp Fire Club Director position available
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper
Outreach Coordinator position open with the Lents International Farmers Market
Community and Family, TrackersZINE April 4, 2008
Creative People: Are You Looking for Office or Studio Space in a "Creative-Action Incubator"?
New OMSI Podcast: Deja vu and pumpkins
Spring Interactive Theater Explores Mental Health, Family and Employment
Naa Amerley Palm Education Foundation (NAPE Foundation)
Choosing a Business Entity
Partnering For A Successful Reentry - Helping Offenders Create Successful Futures In Their Communities
Children exposed to Lead!!
Light Backpacking and Wilderness Basics-Natl. Skills Community Night
SPIN Gardening course - May 10th
Artist needed!
Food drive sites needed for Sunshine Division's May CAN DO food drive!
Mentor an adult exiting prison!
International domestic violence & child abuse hotline based in Portland is seeking dynamic, internationally minded volunteers
WomenFirst Looking for Volunteers

Events

Parent Child Workshop: Munch and Crunch

Growing Gardens Parent Child Workshop: Munch and Crunch: August 27th, 5:30-7:00 pm

Growing Gardens Parent Child Workshops are designed to spark interest in gardening for children aged 6 to 12 while providing fun ways for parents (aunts, uncles, guardians, grandparents, neighbors) and children to grow gardens together.

In the Munch and Crunch workshop, you will learn how to harvest, store, and care for vegetables as well as how to enjoy them while tasting fresh veggies from the garden. We’ll also talk about easy recipes and how to encourage kids to eat fresh veggies.

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Free Rolfing for Children, Sat 4/19/08

Please forward this information to friends and family in Portland who might be interested. This is our 4th annual children's clinic, and there are currently about 20 spots open.

 

Free Rolfing Clinic for Children

Saturday, April 19, 2008, 9-11 AM

Rolfing® Structural Integration can provide gentle bodywork for kids to insure healthy growth and movement patterns. Structural check-up for preventative care. Treatment for concerns such as scoliosis, growing pains, pigeon toes, etc.

Free 10-30 minute Rolfing session for children 0-10. Babies welcome - we have advanced practitioners who are trained to do extremely gentle work on infants.

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Tues 4-15 Pathways to your Future Career Info & Job Fair

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 -- 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Hilton Hotel Vancouver

Welcome to the "Pathways To Your Future" Career Information and Job Fair web site www.clark.edu/pathways

This is the largest job fair in Southwest Washington and is celebrating its 21st year in Clark County. This exciting event is free to job seekers and open to anyone looking for a professional or technical position. Last year this event attracted over 80 employers and thousands of job seekers. The sponsoring organizations are: Clark College, Washington State University and The Columbian.

Visit our Webiste for: - Information for Job Seekers - Directions to the Hilton Hotel, Vancouver - List of Seminars and Activities - List of Exhibitors

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Building Healthy Families Day - April 20th @ PGE Park

Please join us Sunday April 20 at 2pm for Building Healthy Families Day with the Portland Beavers!!

 

As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, PGE Park is partnering with Sunshine Division, the Police Activities League and other local charities and organizations to provide a day dedicated to safe and healthy children and families. The Portland Beavers are pleased to offer great tickets at discounted prices. Come out and join us as the Beavers take on the Salt Lake Bees!

Tickets can be purchased on-line at: www.portlandbeavers.com/grouptickets username: family password: family

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Wed 4-16 Breakfast/Tour NW College of Construction

TIME: TIME: 8:30-10am MUST RSVP TO ATTEND!

JDN Oregon Monthly Networking Meeting, no fee for subscribers. Visit www.jobdevelopers.net for more information on how to join the JDN and for a list of other Upcoming JDN sponsored events. $10 fee for non-JDN Subscribers. Please RSVP to Laura Bock, JDN Program Manager at: [email protected] to reserve your spot. What counts in life is what we do for others. A generous heart, kind speech, compassion and a life of service renew my spirit. JDN – Developing Opportunities & Building Connections! JDN is a non-profit program of ECOS. AGENDA: 1) 8:30 Breakfast Networking meeting including short Cold Calling Techniques Training.

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Portland Butt Hunt April 19th - Volunteers Needed

Hello Earth day volunteers -

My name is Sara Fritsch and I am leading a project in Portland (with a team of 5 others) to educate the city about the hazards of Cigarette Butt litter.

The first Portland Butt Hunt is an effort to clean up harmful cigarette butts throughout downtown Portland, and is seeking volunteers.

On Earth Day, Saturday April 19, our project team from the Leadership Portland’s Class of 2008 will stage the first-ever Butt Hunt in conjunction with non-profit SOLV’s “SOLV IT” Earth Day initiative that will bring thousands of volunteers to upwards of 100 project sites throughout Metropolitan Portland.

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Please join the Sierra Club for "The Coyotes Got My Cat"

Please join the Sierra Club for . . .The Coyotes Got My Cat     Thursday, April 17

Refreshments 6:30PM   Presentation 7:00PM

Nan Collie will be presenting her multi-media program "The Coyotes Got My Cat". She has been a recording musician with the group Motherlode for over 27 years, and will in- clude her new song "A Lament for the Last Tall Trees" with an accompanying slideshow. She will also be reading her story "The Coyotes Got My Cat" and sharing a handful of other songs relating to her passion for nature and preserving what is wild.

Contact [email protected] or [email protected] if you have questions.

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Benefit Concert by NAPE Foundation

‘THRIVING THROUGH EDUCATION’

NAPE Foundation presents… A benefit concert where American Jazz Meets Ghanaian Drumming and Dance.

Featuring: Mosaique Portland Jazz, Pop and Funk & Chata Addy, a Ghanaian Music Man

Saturday June 28th, 2008 at 7 pm Warner Pacific College’s McGuire Hall 2219 SE 68th Avenue Portland OR 97215 (SE 68th and Division) Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Come support NAPE Foundation and bring higher education to Ghana, West Africa. For more information, please contact Peter Carlos Okantey at 503.348.4912 or at [email protected]

www.napefoundation.org

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Bloom 2008- TLC Farm Fourth Annual Spring Benefit

Bloom 2008- Tryon Life Community Farm Fourth Annual Spring Benefit

SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2pm-MIDNIGHT     Sliding Scale: $50-$10 (worktrade available)

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Peace Weekend @ Reedwood Friends Church, April 18-20

Friday, April 18th – Movie "The Conscientious Objector ", 7 pm

An inspirational story of patriotism and faith, The Conscientious Objector is an award-winning documentary which tells the incredible true story of Desmond T. Doss, a World War II hero who never once touched a firearm. Desmond's story is a life-affirming account of a peaceful man whose religious beliefs spurred him to renounce all weapons, even on the most dangerous of missions. Still he miraculously saved countless lives on the front lines. A Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Desmond T. Doss stands as a testament to the overwhelming potential found inside every one of us to do good.

Child Care, Popcorn, and Drinks will be provided.

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Jobs & Internships

Job Announcements for Carkeek Park

Three full time temporary Naturalist positions and one Daycamp Director position is available for Carkeek Park's Summer Nature Daycamp. The naturalist positions will begin June 16 and end August 15, the Director position will begin in mid April-early May and end in late August.   Camps will take place at Carkeek Park in Seattle, WA. 

Please see http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/Carkeek.htm . 

Applications for the position are due by April 15, 2008.  For a full job description and application submission information, please see the attached announcements.  

Best Regards,  

Ginny Ballard

Director, EarthKeepers Day CampCarkeek Park

950 NW Carkeek Park RdSeattle, WA 98177(206) 684-0877 office

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NWCRC Protect Your Rights Organizer Position PT

The Northwest Constitutional Rights Center is hiring a part-time organizer to organize Protect Your Rights trainings throughout the region!

Read on for job description:

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Summer and Spring Faith and Environment Internships

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregons (EMO) Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns (INEC), has the following opening for a Faith and Environment Program Intern. For more information about EMO or INEC please visit our website at www.emoregon.org .Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Faith and Environment Program Interns GOAL: To provide support in outreach, education, advocacy, materials preparation, coordination and research for Ecumenical Ministries of Oregons (EMO) Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns (INEC), primarily in energy and climate change. POSITIONS: Faith and Environment Program Interns KEY INTERNSHIP ACTIVITIES: (Some flexibility depending on interests of intern.) Perform outreach to congregations to publicize INECs Oregon Interfaith Power and Light (OIPL) project.

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Ride Connection Travel Navigator

Ride Connection is a private nonprofit organization providing transportation services to older adults and people with disabilities living in the tri-county area. We are seeking a Travel Navigator to join our team.

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Camp Fire Club Director position available

General Function: The Club Programs Director is responsible for the management and extension of various Club (i.e. “small-group”) programs for Camp Fire USA’s Portland Metro Council.

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Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

 The Estuary Partnership seeks an experienced full time Administrative Assistant. Position requires a minimum of two years of experience performing administrative and secretarial duties and bookkeeping in support of public or private organization. General office qualifying experience would involve record keeping, meeting preparation, minute taking, managing office supplies, and developing correspondence and related work products for executive staff. Qualifying experience for bookkeeping duties would include managing accounts payable and accounts receivable and basic finance reports and working with annual budgets comprised of multiple funding sources in public and non-profit sector. Degree or training in office administration or secretarial functions desirable.

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Outreach Coordinator position open with the Lents International Farmers Market

Lents International Farmers Market Outreach Coordinator Job Description

Summary: This position has primary responsibility for coordinating volunteers and conducting outreach to Lents and surrounding neighborhoods.

Reports to: Lents International Farmers Market Manager

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Nonprofit News

Community and Family, TrackersZINE April 4, 2008

 

Our new newsletter is out, this one focuses on family and community:

To read it online goto-

http://trackersnw.com/zine/april_08/portland_4_nature_skills.php

Our check out specific articles

TrackersNEWS-

http://trackersnw.com/zine/april_08/portland_4_nature_skills.php#trackersnews 

Family Ties by Tony Deis- 

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Creative People: Are You Looking for Office or Studio Space in a "Creative-Action Incubator"?

Please call Bruce at 503-459-7322 or email [email protected] to see how you can get involved!

Spaces will go fast, at $350-400 per month, plus utilities!

The City Repair Project 501©3 organization of Portland, Oregon is bringing together a new eco-action incubator in the building which formerly housed the Portland Women’s Temple. There are several extremely beautiful 200 to 250 square foot spaces available. Each space is unique, with gorgeous windows, a balcony, and garden views.

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New OMSI Podcast: Deja vu and pumpkins

New OMSI Podcast: Deja vu and pumpkins

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:

What is déjà vu?

What are the indentations on a pumpkin for?

What is déjà vu?

What are the indentations on a pumpkin for?

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.

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Spring Interactive Theater Explores Mental Health, Family and Employment

Attend an Interactive Theater Performance Exploring Mental Health, Family and Employment

Please help us spread the word! Flyer and map attached for copying/distributing/posting.

Thank you for your time!

We are also doing fund-raising! See information below

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Naa Amerley Palm Education Foundation (NAPE Foundation)

www.napefoundation.org

"Thriving Through Education"

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Q & A

There are currently no Q & A posts.

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Trainings

Choosing a Business Entity

STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS? HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR BUSINESS YET? Mercy Corps Northwest is offering a seminar on Choosing the Right Type of Business Entity, which will be presented by Douglas Tsoi and Josh Smith, a corporate attorney for startups at the Alto Law Group.

When: Wednesday, April 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 2069 NE Hoyt St.

Cost: $10.00

To register, contact Sarah at [email protected] or 503.236.1580 x209.

For more information about monthly seminars, please visit www.mercycorpsnw.org

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Partnering For A Successful Reentry - Helping Offenders Create Successful Futures In Their Communities

JDN Academy Two Day Training for Oregon/Washington to be held in Vancouver, WA in mid-May 2008, exact dates and times to be announced. This training is being presented by the Community Justice Program, Offender Employment Services.

$100 includes both days and all materials. JDN Subscribers discount $54 for both days and all materials.

For more information on how to Join the JDN visit www.jobdevelopers.net

This training goes well beyond helping offenders find and keep a job. A goal for all those working with this population would be to help offenders integrate successfully into the community.

This training is designed to achieve at least three objectives:

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Children exposed to Lead!!

Local non-profits team up for lead-safe community event

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Light Backpacking and Wilderness Basics-Natl. Skills Community Night

Greetings Cascadia As spring arrives and evolves into summer, so too Cascadia Wild happenings and events ebb and flow. Just six Monday nights to go before a second season of Naturalist Skills Community Night Monday nights come to a close for the summer. Second Monday in September is official beginning of the NSCN season.

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SPIN Gardening course - May 10th

SPIN stands for S-mall P-lot IN-tensive and is a production driven, organic-based system that will help you achieve levels of productivity that go far beyond current home gardening practices. Backyards, front lawns and neighborhood lots can be transformed into a steady and dependable supply of vegetables. You’ll learn not only grow like a pro, but also how to process like a pro from Gail Vandersteen and Roxanne Christensen, the co-creator and co-author of the revolutionary SPIN-Farming method. They will demonstrate how the SPIN-Farming method can be transferred to your garden and discuss harvesting and distribution techniques that can include family, friends or neighbors.

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Volunteering

Artist needed!

Sunshine Division, an 85-year- old emergency food and clothing nonprofit organization in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, is looking for a talented artist to help with a quick project. We need someone with drawing skills to sketch an outline of our logo on a large piece of butcher paper - about 4 feet by 8 feet. This paper will be used in the creation of a giant Sunshine Division food box which will be featured in the Rose Festival Starlight Parade! It is going to be really cool! Please contact me if you are interested in helping with this project! [email protected] or (503) 823-2116.

Thank you!

 

 

Britt Rosenberg

Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

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Food drive sites needed for Sunshine Division's May CAN DO food drive!

Sunshine Division is an 85-year-old emergency food and clothing nonprofit organization in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau. Sunshine provides Portlanders in need with food and clothing services 24 hours a day and 365 days per year. Each year Sunshine Division collects and distributes to those in need, 1.5 million pounds of food.

We are calling on all friends of Sunshine Division to help us meet an urgent and growing need for emergency food in our community.

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Mentor an adult exiting prison!

You can MAKE A DIFFERENCE by being a MENTOR to individuals re-entering the Portland community after being incarcerated. PPRI is dedicated to helping people successfully re-enter the Portland community after incarceration by increasing their access to employment, education and support services.

 

Major Role:

To serve as a mentor to an adult who is transitioning from incarceration to the community.

 

Major Responsibilities:

· Offer support, encouragement, and motivation to participant with whom you have been matched.

· Work as a part of a team in conjunction with the Portland Partner’s Re-entry staff, parole officers, and community agencies.

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International domestic violence & child abuse hotline based in Portland is seeking dynamic, internationally minded volunteers

Calling all women and men who would like to be a part of the movement to end domestic violence! 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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WomenFirst Looking for Volunteers

Hello My name is Shannon Olive and I am the founder of WomenFirst. WomenFirst believes that all women can succeed if they love and respect themselves. We work with women to build their tool box of skills and self-worth, overcoming obstacles with support services, trainings, and referrals. WomenFirst brings out the hidden talent in women, building their leadership and life skills, helping them to find success and joy. WomenFirst is also a grass-root organization and nourishing environment where women can come and get their needs met by supporting and encouraging them to rebuild their lives to succeed.

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