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Digest for February 6, 2009

Digest Contents:

First Friday: Our Planet, Ourselves
Think & Drink with John Frohnmayer in Portland on Feb. 11
Discount tix for Friday matinee of TE LLEVO EN LA SANGRE
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop and Work Party at Zenger Farm
Affordable classes for kids & adults at SCRAP
Celebrate Oregon's Statehood by Planting Trees with SOLV in Gladstone on 2/14
Volunteer and English Language Learner Coordinator
Communications Manager
Coalition of Communities of Color Coordinator
Institute for Conservation Leaderships 2/20 Panel phone call
Creating the Green Home - in Portland
Creating the Green Home - in Eugene
Home-made Hats & Scarves Project
Paint a mural at Woodlawn School
Homework Club Coordinator for Northwest Housing Alternatives

Events

First Friday: Our Planet, Ourselves

First Friday Potluck & Conversation: Our Planet, Ourselves

Friday, Feb. 6, 6:30-9:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, Portland

Join us for a potluck vegetarian/vegan dinner 6:30-7:30. Then we’ll do the dishes and move into small-group conversations, reflecting on how we experience our relationship to the planet we call home--and further, how that understanding shapes how we respond to the world. Bring a dish to share and join us. More info about First Friday is online at www.livingearthgatherings.org/ourplanet.html. Or call 503.788.7311. Suggested donation $5 but all are welcome.  Food for the Food Bank is welcome, too.

 

 

~ Betsy

 

Betsy Toll

Living Earth Gatherings

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Think & Drink with John Frohnmayer in Portland on Feb. 11

Think & Drink with John Frohnmayer: A happy hour conversation series sponsored by the Oregon Council for the Humanities. Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. Free and open to the public.

John Frohnmayer, former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and independent Senate candidate in 2008, will lead a discussion on corporate citizenship and how it jeopardizes democracy at the next Think & Drink, a happy hour conversation series that this season looks at consumer culture.

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Discount tix for Friday matinee of TE LLEVO EN LA SANGRE

Miracle Theatre Group has some last-minute seats available at our 10 a.m. student matinee of TE LLEVO EN LA SANGRE tomorrow, Friday, February 6. If you haven’t been able to see TE LLEVO EN LA SANGRE in the evenings, then you are more than welcome to join us for this special student matinee at the student price of only $16 at the door (subject to availability).

For more information about the show, visit http://www.milagro.org or:

-- YouTube video clip: http://www.myspace.com/MiracleTheatreGroup

-- Oregonian review: http://www.oregonlive.com/performance/index.ssf/2009/02/review.html

-- Willamette Week review: http://wweek.com/events/latest/performance

-- Univision TV interview: http://www.kunptv.com (see the En Comunidad section)

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop and Work Party at Zenger Farm

12/21 Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop and Work Party at Zenger Farm

Saturday, February 21st (10 am - 1 pm)

Learn some basic pruning skills and put them to work. Jodie Emmett, a seasoned pruner, will be back again this year to lead our 2nd annual pruning work shop and party. Jodie was born and raised on an apple orchard and has been pruning her whole life. She'll share her knowledge and help us put our new skills to work here at the farm. Please RSVP to Prairie at 503.282.4245 or [email protected]

Zenger Farm is located at 11741 SE Foster Road, Portland 97266. For directions please visit our website

http://zengerfarm.org/contact.html

Bring water and weather appropriate work clothes.

Hot tea and snacks provided!

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Affordable classes for kids & adults at SCRAP

Valentines Day drop-in Card Making Saturday, February 14th 11:00-4:00 PM All Ages!

Make a Valentine for your sweetie! Supplies provided, you bring the love! fee: $donations appreciated

Fantasy Boxes - for kids! Saturday, February 21st 2:00-4:00 PM

An exciting opportunity to express your creativity and explore your individual identity. Create a art-box full of color, jewels, glitter and what ever you like. Ages: 6-12 fee: $15.00

Fine Art Focus - Louise Nevelson, Sculptor - for kids! Saturday, February 28th 2:00-4:00 PM

An exciting opportunity to express your creativity and work with found objects. Use sculpture and assemblage techniques to explore shape, texture and shadow. Ages: 6-12 fee: $15.00

Coming in March....

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Celebrate Oregon's Statehood by Planting Trees with SOLV in Gladstone on 2/14

Celebrate Oregon's Statehood by Planting Trees with SOLV in Gladstone on 2/14

Plant Trees and help restore the Rinearson Creek watershed in Gladstone at SOLV’s Team Up For Watershed Health sites on Saturday, February 14th. By planting native trees and shrubs in this area volunteers will be creating habitat for future generations of birds, small mammals, and fish. Plantings start at 9 am and end by 12 pm.

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Jobs & Internships

Volunteer and English Language Learner Coordinator

Application due date: February 25, 2009 Anticipated start date: March 9, 2009

Adelante Mujeres is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2002, located in Forest Grove, Oregon. Our mission is the holistic education and empowerment of low-income Latina women and their families. Adelante Mujeres is committed to the development of healthy families and communities through education, environmental stewardship and civic participation.

JOB SUMMARY: This full-time position encompasses two specific work responsibilities:

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Communications Manager

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Sightline Institute
position summary:

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Salary / Pay Rate:N/A
more info...

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Coalition of Communities of Color Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Native American Youth and Family Center
position summary:

Position: Coalition of Communities of Color Coordinator Compensation: 14-16/hr starting rate is dependent on experience; and 80 hours vacation 1st year, 120 hours vacation 2nd year, 96 hours sick, 10 holidays, medical/dental/vision, Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance and 401k after 1 yr. employment. Employment Status: Regular full-time, non-exempt Hours: General working hours are 9am-6pm; flexible work schedule available upon approval; evenings and occasional weekends, as assigned. Supervision: No supervisory requirements Reports To: EHCD Department Director and NAYA Executive Director Job Location: Portland, OR

Salary / Pay Rate:14-16/hr starting rate is dependent on experience
more info...

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Institute for Conservation Leaderships 2/20 Panel phone call

For the Q&A section:

Subject: Sharing Resources: ICL phone call on 2/20 (Northwest Earth Institute)

Is anyone registered for the Institute for Conservation Leaderships 2/20 Panel phone call , Insights to Foundation Giving in an Economic Downturn?

A 60-minute, live ICL audio conference Feb. 20, 2009

10 am Pacific

ICL allows unlimited participants on the call via speaker phone so I wanted to see if any Portlanders had already registered and wanted to share the cost- or were interested in joining me here at the Northwest Earth Institute for the call.  You can reach me (Kerry Brown) at 503.227.2807 or [email protected]  Thanks!

Kerry Brown

Development Director

Northwest Earth Institute

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Trainings

Creating the Green Home - in Portland

March 12, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Earth Advantage is pleased to host architect Michael Klement for this interactive, fun and informative presentation. Architectural Resource Group is based in Ann Arbor, MI, and has an award-winning portfolio of green homes to share, including the first LEED Platinum Addition/Remodel in the Great Lakes Region, and the 5th in the nation!

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Creating the Green Home - in Eugene

March 14, 2009 9AM - 11AM

Earth Advantage is pleased to host architect Michael Klement for this interactive, fun and informative presentation. Architectural Resource Group is based in Ann Arbor, MI, and has an award-winning portfolio of green homes to share, including the first LEED Platinum Addition/Remodel in the Great Lakes Region, and the 5th in the nation!

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Volunteering

Home-made Hats & Scarves Project

Hats & Scarves Winter Warming Project:

Feb. 12 is the last day to donate new knit and crocheted items for folks in need this winter!

Drop your items at Seven Corners New Seasons by Feb. 12 at noon.  Or bring them to First Friday this week.  

In the past four weeks, more than 150 hand-crafted items have made their way to our basket at New Seasons. 

We have donated these soft and colorful hand-made beauties to Raphael House Domestic Violence Shelter, St. Andrew Church Harvest-Share Emergency Assistance program, and Sisters of the Road Community Assistance.  Each one has been beautiful, and the anonymous generosity of Portland’s knitters and crochet-ers is amazing. 

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Paint a mural at Woodlawn School

You are invited to come to Woodlawn School on February 21, 2009, from 1pm - 5pm to paint the indoor mural. Woodlawn is located at 7200 NE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97211. This will help make the school a much more inviting place for the families that come in our doors. Please bring a paint brush and be ready for fun.

Contact Melinda Brummett at 503-916-6282 to sign up.

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Homework Club Coordinator for Northwest Housing Alternatives

Northwest Housing Alternatives offers Resident Service Coordination at several Portland metro-area affordable housing communities. The program is growing and we are looking for a volunteer (with modest stipend) to lead after-school programming on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons each week at an affordable housing property in outer SE Portland. Other youth activities may be planned for family properties in Wilsonville, Gladstone and Portland. The volunteer will also develop projects, organize, and innovate – all to create healthy afterschool activities for children.

Type of Position: LINKS AmeriCorps Member

Length of Term: Approx 12 to 20 hours per week, including Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 450 hours total.

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