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Digest for February 27, 2009

Digest Contents:

Sierra Club LNG Presentation - 4/9, 7pm Smith Memorial Hall
Regional Arts and Culture Council Workshops 2/28/09
First Friday: Balance in Unstable Times
Last Weekend to Register for "Get Moving" Fitness Workshop...
Free support group for unemployed
FREE Naturescaping Workshop this Sunday!
Zumwalt Field Botanist
The Pangaea Project is hiring 4 International Team Leaders!
Career Connections: Training, Career Development and Internships for Young Adults
Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Calling all 4th grade teachers
OMSI Needs Website Volunteers
OMSI Needs Data Collection Volunteers
OMSI Submarine Tour Guide Volunteers Needed
Volunteer with 'The Store that Builds Homes'
Change a Life! Help someone learn to read
Practice your Spanish language skills while helping others!
OMSI Planetarium Volunteer needed on Wednesdays
Spring into action and become a mentor with Mentor Portland
Volunteer Night at VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project
Seed Savers Unite at the NE Portland Tool Library

Events

Sierra Club LNG Presentation - 4/9, 7pm Smith Memorial Hall

Come learn about Liquified Natural Gas in Oregon and get involved in the fight against foreign fossil fuel development!

Olivia Schmidt, Statewide LNG Organizer, and Greg Jacob, LNG Issue Coordinator for Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club, will be showing a twenty-minute video titled "Crossroads on the Columbia" and a four-minute video that shows where the Palomar pipeline will run through the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Following the two videos there will be a question and answer session with Olivia Schmidt and Amy Harwood (of Bark) on the three proposed LNG terminals and 500 miles of new pipelines proposed in Oregon.

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Regional Arts and Culture Council Workshops 2/28/09

Artists Wanted: Public Art from A to Z Saturday, February 28 , 2009; 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Applying for a public art commission can be intimidating; the goal of this workshop is to demystify the process.

Regional Arts & Culture Council public art managers Peggy Kendellen and Kristin Calhoun will walk workshop participants through the process of applying for a commission from the City of Portland and Multnomah County % for Art Programs-both of which are now set at 2%.

We will review key elements from successful applications, demonstrate how to develop reliable budgets and timelines, discuss the architectural issues associated with publicly funded capital construction projects, and go over common application mistakes and how to avoid them.

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First Friday: Balance in Unstable Times

First Friday Potluck & Community Conversation:

Finding Balance in Unstable Times

March 6, 6:30-9:00 pm, Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, Portland

Uncertainty seems to be challenging everyone these days. The economy, climate change, geopolitical instability, on and on. Our planet has weathered turmoil before, but some issues we’re facing today are unique to our time. We’ve cooked up quite a mess and everyone is rattled in different ways. Living Earth’s First Friday will be a chance to explore our responses to current conditions.  See www.livingearthgatherings.org for more details.

·   How are you feeling in all this uncertainty and instability?

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Last Weekend to Register for "Get Moving" Fitness Workshop...

The Karen Gaffney Foundation is once again offering a 6 week series of "Get Moving" classes through Lake Oswego Parks and Rec. Wednesday evening's from 5:45-7:00pm starting March 4th through April 15th (no class April 1st).

These classes are for youth and young adults, ages 16-30, of all abilities--young people with physical and developmental disabilities are welcome and accomodated. Come out and learn new forms of physical fitness taught by triathlete, Philip Summers, and swimmer, Karen Gaffney; including dance, sports, yoga, cardio and strength training!

For more details on how to sign up please contact Lake Oswego Parks and Rec at www.lakeoswegoparks.org and enter class #1403201 or keywords: Get Moving

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Free support group for unemployed

Joy Wallace, Development Director Franciscan Spiritual Center 503-794-8542 ex.104 [email protected]

Support Group for Unemployed People. Join us for frank discussion, practical job search tips and some spiritual support through this difficult time.

We will meet for six Thursdays at 10:00 to 11:30 AM on March 5 through April 9, 2009. The group will be facilitated by Marilyn Kirvin and Mary Erickson of the Franciscan Spiritual Center staff.

There will be no charge, but please call 503-794-8542 or [email protected] to register as space is limited.

The Franciscan Spiritual Center is located at 6902 SE Lake Rd, Suite 300, Milwaukie, OR 97267. Directions on our website at www.francisspctr.com.

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FREE Naturescaping Workshop this Sunday!

It’s Gardening Season ~ Learn to Naturescape!

Naturescaping Basics Workshop

Learn how to design (or redesign) your landscape so that it provides wildlife habitat, reduces water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution. Find out how naturescaping saves you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you! You’ll discover more about your connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, and other core concepts of naturescaping. You will also receive a  workbook and take home a free native plant! Register online at www.emswcd.org/workshops-events. Registration is open until 11:59pm this Friday, so register now! Questions? Contact Katie at 503-935-5368.

Date: Sunday, March 1

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Jobs & Internships

Zumwalt Field Botanist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Nature Conservancy
position summary:

Works on a variety of botanical inventory; monitoring, restoration and research projects on the Conservancy's 33,000 acre Zumwalt Prairie Preserve. Perform various vegetation-related field data collection tasks accurately and efficiently. Download data from handheld devices and enter, organize and validate the data.

Salary / Pay Rate:$14 per hour
more info...

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The Pangaea Project is hiring 4 International Team Leaders!

Become an International Team Leader with The Pangaea Project!  The Pangaea Project is excited to announce that we are hiring four International Team Leaders for our 2009 programs in Ecuador and Thailand. 

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Career Connections: Training, Career Development and Internships for Young Adults

A free 3-year program that emphasizes career advising & long-term advocacy to support young adults in becoming financially independent!

The journey begins with a challenging month-long training where students will increase confidence, motivation and hope; while exploring career options, discovering strengths, learning effective career development skills, becoming a more competitive job seeker, and networking with local professionals.

Upon training completion, students receive mentoring, college support and access to exclusive internships for 3 years.

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Positions Available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

February 27, 2009

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. has the following positions available. Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent  youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve.  All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person’s life.

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Calling all 4th grade teachers

Hello. I am in the process of creating a show specifically for forth grade curriculum - the Oregon Trail. This show will be an in school assembly with a brief question and answer session at the end.

I would very much like to hear from the teachers regarding what is needed. I want this show to complement the classroom work and help students do better on the exam.

If you are interested, please email me at [email protected] Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Trainings

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Volunteering

OMSI Needs Website Volunteers

OMSI is looking for volunteers who can help us transition the OMSI website to a new server and a new programming language.

Duties: Update and Translate existing websites to work in a new system.

Skills Preferred: Experience working with PHP and HTML.  Knowledge of ColdFusion is a plus, but not required.

This is a flexible position as far as scheduling. You can work at OMSI on our equipment, or you can work from home and come to OMSI frequently to meet with staff.

If you are interested, please e-mail [email protected]

We will ask you to fill out a volunteer application, which you can download at http://www.omsi.edu/current-volunteer-listings

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OMSI Needs Data Collection Volunteers

Surveying and Mapping Volunteers assist the Evaluation and Visitor Studies Division of OMSI with data collection by conducting entrance and exit surveys and mapping on the main floor of OMSI.

We are especially interested in volunteers who can speak Spanish for this role (but it is not required).

If you are interested, please visit http://www.omsi.edu/index.php/current-volunteer-listings to download an application (right side of screen) and submit it to [email protected]

Complete Position Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Collecting data, which may involve conducting interviews, observations, or tracking in the museum.

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OMSI Submarine Tour Guide Volunteers Needed

Submarine Tour Guide Volunteers provide tours of the USS Blueback, a diesel-electric submarine of the Barbel class, launched in 1959. It was one of the first subs to have a “teardrop-shaped” hull, and it was the last non-nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy, decommissioned in 1990. It was brought to OMSI in 1994 and is maintained entirely by volunteers. The Blueback is open for organized tours during daylight hours when OMSI is open.

If you are interested in volunteering in this role, please visit http://www.omsi.edu/index.php/current-volunteer-listings to download an application (on the right side of the screen) and send it to [email protected]

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Volunteer with 'The Store that Builds Homes'

The Portland Metro Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a non-profit organization that resells re-usable building materials and supplies. All materials in our 20,000+ square foot warehouse are donated. Our inventory is extensive, and includes appliances, doors, windows, plumbing, electrical, all types of flooring, lumber and paint/stain. The proceeds go toward building simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income families.

The ReStore is now seeking Receiving Coordinators. This volunteer opportunity will consist of, but is not limited to: greeting donors, receiving and handling donations, and assisting with the pricing and stocking of donations.

Ideally, you will:

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Change a Life! Help someone learn to read

Change a Life- Help someone learn to read! You can volunteer to make a difference in someone’s life!  Mt. Hood Community College Volunteer Literacy tutors provide FREE Assistance in Basic Literacy, GED preparation and English as a Second Language to adults in our community. 

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Practice your Spanish language skills while helping others!

Do you speak Spanish or are you learning? Wish you had more opportunities to practice?  Do you like helping others?

If so, we've got just the program for you at Mt. Hood Community College!  We're recruiting volunteer tutors to work with adults who are studying for their GED in Spanish.  Volunteer tutors work with students individually or in small groups, in public spaces around the community.  Tutors do not need to be professional teachers-- we'll provide you with basic tutor training and plenty of support.  Our next volunteer training is coming up on March 14th, so get in touch with us today!

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OMSI Planetarium Volunteer needed on Wednesdays

POSITION SUMMARY: Planetarium Volunteers assist OMSI employees in the Kendall Planetarium to facilitate ease of transition between shows and ensure an excellent guest experience.

If you are interested, please visit http://www.omsi.edu/index.php/current-volunteer-listings download an application (right side of the screen) and e-mail it to [email protected]

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Spring into action and become a mentor with Mentor Portland

Spring is just around the corner and that means soon it will be time to go outside and play! Why not take a local youth with you? Become a mentor with Mentor Portland and discover the adventure of mentoring!

Join Mentor Portland next Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about a unique and exciting way to give back to your community. To RSVP go to http://mentorportland.org/.

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Volunteer Night at VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project

Interested in getting more involved with VOZ? Come to learn more about what we do and how you can get plugged in! On March 2nd at 6pm, VOZ will be hosting a Volunteer Night for new and old volunteers alike! Dinner provided!

We have the following committees that are looking for interested volunteers:

ESL Tutors, Fundraising & Outreach, Wage Claims, Hire Site, Day Laborer Newsletter, Cultural Event Planning, Health/Soccer Program

6-6:30pm Volunteer Orientation 6:30 Dinner & VOZ updates 7:00-8 Committees meet

Volunteer Night will be held at the VOZ office at 1131 SE Oak St, Portland OR

To RSVP call Lizzie at 503-233-6787 or email [email protected]

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Seed Savers Unite at the NE Portland Tool Library

Calling All Gardeners!

Help make history by joining your friends and neighbors to establish a FREE library of vegetable, herb, and flower seed.

The Seed Library project of the Northeast Portland Tool Library (NEPTL) will be hosting it's first seed swap event on Monday, March 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm at Enterbeing (1603 NE Alberta St. in Portland).

We're looking for:

*Folks willing to donate seed to get our library started and

*Folks interested in growing the seed out to produce more seed to contribute back to the library and the community.

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