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Digest for March 25, 2009

Digest Contents:

Expanding Architecture: A Conversation on Engagement and Change
History Pub: Women’s Work and Oregon’s First Minimum Wage Law
Last Thursday bathrobe parade and music
square dance to benefit GROWINGGARDENS
Black Electro Benefit for KBOO
Livingscape Nursery's Chicken Fest!
A Conversation with Amy Goodman, KBOO Benefit April 11 at the Bagdad Theater
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Associate Director for Professional Development Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI)
Summer Internship available at Columbia Slough (LINKS AmeriCorps)
Job Opportunity with Metropolitan Family Service
Oregon Council for the Humanities offers college-credit course to low-income adults in Salem
Free Workshop: Lead-Safe Home Projects
Better Living Show Last Call for Volunteers
Hike with Girls Inc!
Trillium Festival Volunteer Opportunities

Events

Expanding Architecture: A Conversation on Engagement and Change

Portland Open Forum on Design: "Expanding Architecture: A Conversation on Engagement and Change" 

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History Pub: Women’s Work and Oregon’s First Minimum Wage Law

History Pub: Women’s Work and Oregon’s First Minimum Wage Law

March 30, 7PM

Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave. Portland

Free

 

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Last Thursday bathrobe parade and music

Join Common Ground Wellness Center for fun, music and relaxation on Last Thursday (Mar. 26)The Bathrobe Parade starts at 7pm at the Alberta Co-op parking lot.  Come help give out Common Ground Wellness Center fliers and spread the word about the sauna and courtyard hot soaking pool. 

(First 5 people to respond to volunteer that evening to give out fliers/table on Alberta St will soak for free!)

Starting at 8pm, Tom Lange and friends will be playing didjeridu and other instruments in the soakandsauna area during our first Last Thursday event.

Come relax after strolling along Alberta St. and soak/sauna for a reduced price that night - $5 for 1/2 hour and $10 for full hour

Bob New, Development Coordinator

Common Ground Wellness Center

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square dance to benefit GROWINGGARDENS

Join us for a fun evening of square dancing to benefit Growing Gardens! Community Benefit Square Dance!

Monday, March 30 - 7-9pm Village Ballroom - 700 NE Dekum $5-$50 sliding scale donation (pay what you can)

Bar opens at 6:30 (Thanks to Rumpspankers Restaurant!). All ages! Don't know how to square dance? No problem! The caller will walk everyone through it. Not into dancing? No problem! Come have a drink and enjoy live music & good company.

 

Caitlin Blethen Youth Grow Manager Growing Gardens 2003 NE 42nd Ave # 3 Portland, OR 97213 (503) 284-8420 www.growing-gardens.org  

"planting seeds for strong communitites... we help people GROW!"

 

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Black Electro Benefit for KBOO

BLACK ELECTROA benefit for KBOO Community Radiokboo.fm/blackelectro Friday, April 3 at 9pm Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, Portland

$10-50 sliding scale Black Electro is an incredible night of electronica featuring Thavius Beck (Mush Records), Rasheeda Ameera/ De Angelo, Cheetah Finess, Ayam Music and DJ Adiva with host Deena B from KBOO's The Soundbox.

There will also be live art by the Sub2mit Crew. The event takes place at Holocene on Friday April 3 and is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio.

Artists: Thavius BeckRasheeda Ameera/ De AngeloCheetah FinessDJ Adiva with host Deena B from KBOO's The Soundbox and live art by Sub2Mit Crew  

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Livingscape Nursery's Chicken Fest!

Learn all about keeping chickens at home at Livingscape Nursery’s Chicken Fest!, March 27-29. Workshops for kids – novices – pros, music, “Ask an Eggspert” booth, 20 different breeds on display, even an egg toss! Workshops are $5, all other events are free. Proceeds benefit Growing Gardens (www.growing-gardens.org) For more details, check out http://www.livingscapenursery.com/chickenfest.htm

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A Conversation with Amy Goodman, KBOO Benefit April 11 at the Bagdad Theater

20 SE 8th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 Tel: (503) 231-8032 Fax: (503) 231-7145 Website: www.kboo.fm

COMMUNITY RADIO

Todays Date: March 24, 2009 / Event Date: April 11, 2009       

90.7 FM Portland

Contact:   Toni Tabora-Roberts, PR & Outreach Coordinator  (503) 231 8032 x206, [email protected]

91.9 FM Columbia Gorge

100.7 FM Willamette Valley

Attention: Features/Events Calendar                                          

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Jobs & Internships

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Associate Director for Professional Development Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI)

Associate Director for Professional Development Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI)

The Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon, is seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our staff as Associate Director for Professional Development. In this newly created position, your primary responsibility will be to coordinate the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC), which is now in its 33rd year. The Associate Director for Professional Development will serve as the primary liaison between the ICI staff, SIIC faculty, and Reed College Conference Event planners

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Summer Internship available at Columbia Slough (LINKS AmeriCorps)

Want to bring your community and the environment together?  Looking for work experience with non-profits? The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is offering a summer internship/LINKS AmeriCorps position focusing on environmental outreach & events.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 24th.

 

Community Outreach Specialist

Mid-May through mid-August, 2009

$200/month living allowance + $1000 Education Award

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Job Opportunity with Metropolitan Family Service

Metropolitan Family Service is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community. If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below.

Because together, we can do more

Network Coordinator – Part-Time – Benefit Eligible

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Nonprofit News

Oregon Council for the Humanities offers college-credit course to low-income adults in Salem

Oregon Council for the Humanities, in partnership with Willamette University, will offer a free college-credit course in the humanities for low-income adults in Salem beginning in summer 2009. Humanity in Perspective (HIP) is a program of the Oregon Council for the Humanities (OCH) and is offered in Portland in partnership with Reed College.

Applications for HIP in Salem should be submitted by Friday, March 27, 2009.

Applications are available for download on the OCH website (www.oregonhum.org) or by request from Sarah Van Winkle, OCH Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or (503) 241-0543, ext. 112.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Free Workshop: Lead-Safe Home Projects

Are you thinking of refinishing down that reused door? Old windowsills in the new baby room? A hand-me-down crib? Be sure to do it lead-safe!

Community Energy Project offers free Lead-Safe Home Projects workshops. Participants learn how to conduct lead paint disturbing projects in a manner that protects themselves and their family from lead poisoning. Learn about the history and uses of lead, project planning and preparation, lead-safe work techniques, project cleanup and dust testing, and connections to related resources.

Qualified participants receive a HEPA grade dust mask, sanding sponge, lead dust test kit, plastic sheeting, and more.

 

Participants in any CEP lead poisoning prevention workshop have access to our HEPA vacuum lending system.

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Volunteering

Better Living Show Last Call for Volunteers

Interested in volunteering for the Portland Better Living Show?

The Better Living Show is the Northwest’s largest sustainable lifestyle show, in its second year. There is FREE admission for the public, and we are looking for volunteers at the Expo Center who want to staff the recycling and compost centers, serve as greeters, stage and seminar hosts, job fair hosts, and more.

Volunteers are needed these hours: Friday March 27 11:00 – 9:00

Saturday March 28 10:00 – 9:00

Sunday March 29 10:00 – 5:00 and 5:00 - 8:00

Shifts are generally 4 hour shifts; you’ll be working with a great crew, earning good karma AND a free T shirt for volunteering! It’s a great way to connect!

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Hike with Girls Inc!

HIKING IN THE GORGE! Saturday, April 18th 9AM-3PM Wahkeena Falls

Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon is seeking volunteers to help at an upcoming springtime excursion! We will be taking Girls Inc. girls, many of whom will be on their very first hike, on this fun, beautiful, female-powered adventure lead by an experienced leader. Volunteer chaperones are needed to help Girls Inc. staff manage the group during the hike and on the bus ride to and from the Girls Inc. office in SE Portland. As a volunteer, you’ll have an opportunity to bond with girls while making connections at a growing and empowering organization. Interested volunteers should call Ellie at 503-230-0054 x9 or email [email protected]

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Trillium Festival Volunteer Opportunities

Activity: Trillium Festival

Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, 2009

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Volunteer options:   Choices are plentiful and include helping with the plant sale, parking, crafts & children’s activities, general support and more.  Please consider helping out at this year’s event.  All proceeds from the plant sale support the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park’s education and restoration programs.

Contact: Amy Hoffman 503-636-4398 or [email protected]

Where: Nature Center at Tryon Creek State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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