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Digest for March 10, 2009

Digest Contents:

Inspiring Vegetarian Diet Author Speaks at Portland Potluck March 15
CANCELLED: Harold & Maude Squad Encore Performance
Bright Neighbor Training
Informational meeting about The Emerson School
Join us for "Peacemaking, Healing, and Community," April 3-5
Schoolhouse Supplies Seeks Development Director
Care Coordinator- Project Access Washington County
Mercy Corps Northwest Seeks Donated File Cabinets
Personal and Professional Branding in the Social Media Era
Seeking a Food Collection Volunteer for the Forest Grove Farmers Market
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture
The time to become a Mentor is NOW!
NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Assn) meeting March 19 - please come

Events

Inspiring Vegetarian Diet Author Speaks at Portland Potluck March 15

Inspiring Vegetarian Diet Author Speaks at Portland Potluck March 15

Dr. Leslie Van Romer, author of the fun, uplifting weight-loss book Getting into Your Pants, will speak at the Northwest VEG Eastside Potluck on Sunday, March 15. 

The potluck will be at the St David's Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, OR 97214.  The potluck starts at 5pm, and Dr. Romer will speak starting around 6:15pm. Dr. Van Romer has spent nearly 30 years building a thriving, full-time practice, developing a wide variety of motivational health presentations, creating her own registered eating program, called 10+10 for Life, and producing a series of CDs and DVDs on health-related topics.

For more information, see www.nwveg.org.

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CANCELLED: Harold & Maude Squad Encore Performance

Due to unforeseen scheduling & promotions issues with the theater - we've had to CANCEL these shows. Catch us next year around Valentine's Day for the next showing!

Were unable to make it that we decided to do it again!

Host: NiceWon! Presents: Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Times: 7pm and 9pm Location: The Hollywood Theatre 4100 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR

Get there early to get a good seat and SING OUT!

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Bright Neighbor Training

Free Tools for Community Building Workshop

Learn to swap and share with your neighbors! Find out about local events and community resources! Discover transportation and ride sharing options!

Bright Neighbor is an online social networking site dedicated to helping communities thrive through collaboration, co-learning, and cooperation. In this workshop, founder Randy White will teach you how to use Bright Neighbor to connect with your neighbors, create lending lists, swap with "trusted" users, post events and much more!

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 6:00pm-8:00pm New Columbia Community Education Center 4625 N Trenton Street Portland, OR 97203

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Informational meeting about The Emerson School

Ever wondered what the difference is between free charter public schools and public neighborhood schools?  Curious about your school choice options? 

Come to a free informational meeting about The Emerson School, March 10th from 6:00-7:00pm aat the Central Library downtown (801 SW 10th) in the US Bank room on the first floor. 

Due to space issues, we are not having our info meetings at our school (located at 105 NW Park Avenue, downtown). All welcome! Parents can sign up for group tours of the school, ask questions of the staff, and get information about the school and registration process. This meeting and school tours are not required to apply to the school.

Applications can be found on our website

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Join us for "Peacemaking, Healing, and Community," April 3-5

Circle of the Living Earth-AIWP presents:

PEACEMAKING, HEALING, AND COMMUNITY

April 3-5, 2009, Portland

Shamanic cultures view conflict as a gift, an opportunity for intimacy, and a doorway to enter more deeply into our spiritual journey.

This weekend intensive will introduce indigenous spiritual perspectives on conflict, and ways to bring peace to ourselves, peace to our relationships, and peace to our communities and globe.

Unlike common post-industrial approaches such as negotiation, mediation and compromise, these practices go to the spiritual heart of the matter and redress spiritual imbalances at the root of conflict.

Learn and practice shamanic approaches that leave us uplifted and refreshed!

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Jobs & Internships

Schoolhouse Supplies Seeks Development Director

Schoolhouse Supplies Development Director

Great Position

Schoolhouse Supplies needs a smart, spirited, capable, and dynamic Development Director to take our fundraising efforts to the next level. Our current operating budget is $2,614,025 (includes in kind donations).

Innovative Organization

Schoolhouse Supplies operates Oregon’s only Free Store for Teachers. Each year, we provide $2 million in much needed supplies that strengthen classrooms across the city and improve education for thousands of children. Our store is stocked with a multitude of supplies generously donated by businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. We’re proud of our community and we’re proud to improve education in Portland.

Primary Responsibilities

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Care Coordinator- Project Access Washington County

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Essential Health Clinic
position summary:

Title: Project Access Washington County Care Coordinator: .5 FTE (this position is intended to become a 1.0 FTE position within 6 months)

Position Summary:

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Mercy Corps Northwest Seeks Donated File Cabinets

Mercy Corps Northwest helps low-income people in NW with loans and matched savings and we need two more secure file cabinets.

We need 2 locking, letter-size file cabinets, 4-drawers each. Fireproof ones a plus.

Don’t need keys (we can get them made.) We can arrange pickup. Thank you.

Please contact: Jay Stewart, 503-236-1580 or E:[email protected]

Thank you and have a wonderful day, Heather

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Q & A

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Trainings

Personal and Professional Branding in the Social Media Era

Personal and Professional Branding in the Social Media Era

When: Monday, March 16, 2009: 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: Mercy Corps Northwest Office 2069 NE Hoyt St., Portland

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Volunteering

Seeking a Food Collection Volunteer for the Forest Grove Farmers Market

The Forest Grove Farmers Market plans to implement a food collection project for vendor produce and product that is not sold by the end of market day. We are seeking a volunteer collector who would be willing to pick up the leftovers Wednesday evenings after 8pm after the market closes and to drop it off at a local food collection site the following day. The perishable food would require overnight refrigeration.

If you have interest in participating in this project, please contact Anne Morse at Adelante Mujeres at phone number 503.992.0078 or email [email protected]

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Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture

NYP- New Youth Perspectives

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills?  Do you like to have fun?  Would you be interested in welcoming refugees and immigrants into our community?  Would you like to learn about a new culture?  Learn a new language?  Would you like to be a mentor?

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

We are looking for mentors who are willing to help Eastern European Youth.  Mentors will spend one and a half hours a week helping with homework and English, talking about school, life, and the youth’s future.

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The time to become a Mentor is NOW!

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 at next Wednesday, March 11th at the Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub anytime between 6:30-8:30 pm to learn more about the most exciting and unique mentoring opportunity in Portland  - all while enjoying the tasty food and great atmosphere of Green Dragon. Although the need is high for male mentors, we are still looking for women too!

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NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Assn) meeting March 19 - please come

Please join us Thursday, March 19th, at 12 noon for NOVAA's monthly meeting. The featured topic will be     Crafting your career in Volunteer Management

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