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Digest for February 26, 2009

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Plant Trees with SOLV at Wade Creek in Estacada on Saturday
Museum of the Peace Corps Experience - Meeting Announcement
LWV: Water – Not a Drop to Waste
Wednesday, March 4th 6:30-8:30: Food Fray Book Reading at People's Food Co-op
The BIG Karaoke Night
Join us for food, wine, and song! Aurora Chorus Bloomin' Auction
Job: Environmental Educator
Herbal Learning Opportunities
Myers Briggs Consultant
WMSWCD Workshop Volunteers

Events

Plant Trees with SOLV at Wade Creek in Estacada on Saturday

Plant Trees and help restore the Wade Creek watershed in Estacada at SOLV’s Team Up For Watershed Health sites on Saturday, February 28th.

By planting native trees and shrubs in these areas volunteers will be creating habitat for future generations of birds, small mammals, and fish. Plantings start at 9 am and end by 12 pm.

Wade Creek was altered during construction of a field behind the school, and has since been overrun with Himalayan blackberry, teasel, and other invasive plants. Pacific Habitat Services will be doing bank work to help restore channel function, and volunteers will be revegetating the bank with natives to shade the creek and prevent erosion.

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Museum of the Peace Corps Experience - Meeting Announcement

The Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience (CMPCE), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in Portland, will be having its next meeting on Saturday, 28 February, from 1:30 to 3:00 P. M. 

The meeting will be at the Hollywood Branch Library located at: 4040 N.E. Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212, 503.988.5391. The Committee invites anyone with an interest in the planning of the museum or in the 50th Anniversary Peace Corps exhibit collaboration with the Oregon Historical Society.  Former Peace Corps volunteers are especially invited.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday afternoon.

For further information please see our website:

or call Martin Kaplan, 503-699-9833.

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LWV: Water – Not a Drop to Waste

Water – Not a Drop to Waste

Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm

Board Room, Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland

The League of Women Voters of Portland will host a discussion of the quality and management of Oregon’s water resources on Tuesday, March 10th at 7pm. The event will be held in the Board Room of the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

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Wednesday, March 4th 6:30-8:30: Food Fray Book Reading at People's Food Co-op

FOOD FRAY: Inside the Controversy Over Genetically Modified Foods

Book Reading, Discussion and Q & A: Wednesday, March 4 from 6:30-8:30 in the Community Room at People's Food Co-op

Combining solid scientific knowledge with a gripping narrative, esteemed molecular biologist Dr. Lisa H. Weasel helps readers make sense of this complex, contentious issue. Positioning itself directly at the intersection of food, politics, and technology, Food Fray captures the real-life experiences and wide-ranging perspectives of the scientists, farmers, policy­makers, and grassroots activists on the front lines of this fierce debate, teasing out the hype from the reality and uncovering the very real pros and cons of genetically modified foods.

Light Refreshments Provided!

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The BIG Karaoke Night

The BIG Karaoke Night

Thursday, March 5, 6pm – 11pm

Voicebox Karaoke Lounge: 2112 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97210

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest for a night of karaoke and networking fun hosted by the agency's Multnomah County Ambassador Board. A $5 donation is requested at the door and all proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest.  

For more information, contact Benna Gottfried at (503) 249-4859 or [email protected] No RSVP is required. This event is open to the public. 21 and over only.

 

 

 

 

 

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Join us for food, wine, and song! Aurora Chorus Bloomin' Auction

 

3rd Annual

AURORA CHORUS AUCTION

 

Saturday, February 28th

Bridgeport UCC Church – Portland, Oregon

621 NE 76th Avenue (1block north of Glisan)

 

COMMISSIONED SOLO PIECE WRITTEN FOR YOU BY JOAN SZYMKO, WELL KNOWN COMPOSER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF AURORA CHORUS.

 

Join us for food, wine, and song

 

5:00 pm – silent auction

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Jobs & Internships

Job: Environmental Educator

Environmental Educator The Estuary Partnership seeks two part-time Environmental Educators for April-October, 2009.  The position is focused on the Estuary Partnership's Big Canoe On-River Program. Educators should have environmental education experience and the physical ability to haul, launch, and paddle large canoes (capable of carrying 20 people) on a daily basis in difficult water and weather conditions. Experience working with youth required.

The position is 32 hours a week and may require evening and weekend work.

To apply, submit an a cover letter and detailed resume listing experience and dates by Friday, March 6 at 4:00 pm to 811 SW Naito Parkway, Suite 410 Portland, OR 97204.

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Trainings

Herbal Learning Opportunities

Want to delve into the world of healing plants? The Arctos School still has a couple of slots open in our two programs.

"Herbalism & Ecosystems"  is a 120-hour course that provides a solid foundation in identifying plants, making remedies, and using them. We spend half of our time in the field, getting to know different ecosystems, botanizing, and exploring ethical wildcrafting. The other half of our time is spent in the kitchen, the garden, and the classroom, learning about herbs by body system, medicine-making, and more. Herbalism & Ecosystems begins in late March, and continues through early October.

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Volunteering

Myers Briggs Consultant

The Coalition of Community Health Clinics, a network of non-profit safety net clinics aiming to increase access to quality health services for low-income and uninsured adults, is seeking donated Organizational Development services.

We would like our 5 staff members to take the Myers Briggs test to increase our effectiveness and team building skills. We are seeking a trained volunteer to guide us through the results.

Please contact Tracy Gratto at 503.546.4991 or [email protected] for more details. Please visit our website to learn more about our organization.

www.coalitionclinics.org

 

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WMSWCD Workshop Volunteers

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (WMSWCD) is looking for volunteers for set-up, participant sign-in and poster sales for the following 2 upcoming workshops:

What: Septic Workshop Where: Skyline Grange When: 3/3/09, 7-9 PM

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What: Invasive Weeds Workshop Where: Sauvie Island Grange When: March 18th, 6:30- 9 PM

To find out more information about the events, the length of various shifts, etc., please contact Erica Stokes at [email protected]

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