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Digest for April 13, 2009

Digest Contents:

An invitation to the Gateway Green Open House on Tue April 14
SOUL CARD SUNDAYS...FREE OPEN STUDIO... Reflections on Life
Media Release: No.Fest Dates Announced
NATIVE AMERICAN PRISONER ART SHOW
Red Cross Singles CPR at the Ace Hotel
Cully Main Street Vision Session , Wed. April 22nd
Town Hall Meeting on Arts & Culture April 13th
Free showing of Everything's Cool & draft 2009 Climate Action Plan
InFARMation (and Beer!) - Organic Dairyman Jon Bansen
211info Regional Training: The Civil Commitment Process & Mandatory Reporting In Oregon, April 17th, 2009
Movies and Meaning Group "The Class"
April 23rd Open House Event on Neighborhood Climate Action
Aurora Chorus Spring Concert: Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History
Immigration in Oregon -- an ALF Oregon Public Square Dialogue
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION -
Executive Director: Returning Veterans Project
Development Assistant: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon
How to Make a Great Presentation
Volunteer at OMSI!
OMSI Needs Website Volunteers!
Portland Community Gardens Volunteer Opportunities

Events

An invitation to the Gateway Green Open House on Tue April 14

Invitation to the GATEWAY GREEN OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, April 14, 2009  -  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Gateway Elks Lodge 711 NE 100th Ave, Portland  

As we promised earlier, here's your chance to be the first to see the new Bicycle Concept Plan for the proposed Gateway Green project.

AGENDA

Background and Project Overview 

Acknowledgments

Presentation of Bicycle Concept Plan by Tom Archer, Chris Bernhardt & Jill Van Winkle

Discussion/Q and A

Remarks by ODOT and Others Next Steps

Friends of Gateway Green and Volunteer Opportunities

Closing Remarks

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SOUL CARD SUNDAYS...FREE OPEN STUDIO... Reflections on Life

 

Through April, each Sunday, we will continue our journey into the wonder of our soul's wisdom through the medium of SOUL CARD creation.

Bring to view that which is waiting to be seen ...

From 4 -6 I open my studio for those who want to join this QUIET, MEDITATIVE, CREATIVE journey. For those of you new to this process, here how simple and wondrous it is ....

What I've loved about this process is that for the last 7 weeks, each week I simply begin by cutting out images, textures, colors and forms that draw me. Then, the magically begin to create a visual story ... a story that has been brewing inside and yet didn't really have a 'language' or a 'landscape' to be seen.

HERE'S HOW SIMPLE IT IS

**Arrive by 4.

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Media Release: No.Fest Dates Announced

From the desk of No.Fest: Nu.Music.Arts: [email protected] Annual No.Fest will be held on June 27th from 10am to midnight, in St. Johns of course. But this about our fund raiser.On May 14th, 2009 there will be a benefit show at Backspace for No.Fest: Nu.Music.Arts and KBOO Community Radio. No.Fest will announce the complete program and collected works of 2008 via www.nofest.net, including audio and video recordings of Evolutionary Jass Band, White Rainbow, and many others from No.Fest 2008. KBOO is No.Fest's fiscal sponsor in 2009. In 2008 they were a Co-Sponsor. The difference is in the agreement. This year, KBOO is making fund raising a realistic endeavor for No.Fest by offering an umbrella. A tax-deductible donation is now available to support No.Fest.

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NATIVE AMERICAN PRISONER ART SHOW

The 2009 Native American Prison Art show is opening in Portland on April 1, 2009 and runs, through April 30, 2009. Each Sunday from 1-4 there will be Native American speakers, drumming and Red Lodge community members there to share information about Red Lodge. Over 50 artists, whose work will be displayed, are incarcerated in Oregon prisons. They have donated their artwork in support of the Women’s Transition House Fund. Nine Oregon prisons have participated in this project. Reproductions of the art work will be offered at affordable prices. Admission is free of charge. This is a great family opportunity to experience Native American culture.

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Red Cross Singles CPR at the Ace Hotel

After a successful first run on Valentine’s Day, the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross will again offer Singles CPR – a chance to learn the skills to save a life in an informal, interactive setting that’s perfect for mixing and mingling.

The class will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland, 1022 SW Stark. Participants can register online at www.oregonredcross.org/SinglesCPR.

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Cully Main Street Vision Session , Wed. April 22nd

If you live or work in Cully, or visit NE Cully Blvd, join us for an interactive visioning workshop!

When: Wednesday, April 22nd 6-7:30 PM Where: 4927 NE 55th Word of Life Church, Portland OR What: Cully Blvd. Main Street Vision Session

Join your neighbors and PSU Planning Students for an interactive workshop. Share your vision for a Cully Main Street. Refreshments and Spanish Translation Provided

For more information Contact: Mary-Rain O’Meara 503.702.2505 [email protected]

Hosted by the Cully Main Street Project student group. Portland State University Masters in Urban and Regional Planning program.

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Town Hall Meeting on Arts & Culture April 13th

 

 

WHO:          Portland Mayor Sam Adams,

                                Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette,

                                Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten,

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Free showing of Everything's Cool & draft 2009 Climate Action Plan

When: Sunday, April 19, 2009 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Bagdad Theatre & Pub - 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd

A REAL-LIFE DISASTER MOVIE - http://www.thedirt.org/node/3827

EVERYTHING'S COOL is a film about America finally "getting" global warming in the wake of the most dangerous chasm ever to emerge between scientific understanding and political action. While industry funded nay-sayers sing what just might be their swan song of pseudo- scientific deception, a group of global warming messengers are on a high stakes quest to find the iconic image, the magic language, the points of leverage that will finally create the political will to move the United States from its reliance on fossil fuels to the new clean energy economy - AND FAST.

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InFARMation (and Beer!) - Organic Dairyman Jon Bansen

InFARMation (and Beer!) Exploring the connection between food and farms in Oregon through discussion.

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211info Regional Training: The Civil Commitment Process & Mandatory Reporting In Oregon, April 17th, 2009

The Civil Commitment Process & Mandatory Reporting In Oregon

LOCATION: Sonrise Church 6701 NE Campus Dr Hillsboro, OR 97124

 

DATE: April 17, 2009  Friday: 9:00 ‐11:00 am

Sign in and snacks begin at 8:30am

 

Mandatory Reporting: As a social service provider in Oregon, you are required to report

possible and actual instances of endangerment. This workshop will teach you when and

where to make a report to protect a vulnerable client. You will also learn additional

services provided by Adult Protective Services (APS) and Child Protective Services (CPS).

 

The Civil Commitment Process: This session will describe what happens when someone

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Movies and Meaning Group "The Class"

The April 16 movie this month will be "The Class," a French classroom drama that is receivng great reviews and was a winner at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. It addresses issues of multiculturalism, the "melting pot," and the role of education in our lives and society. Star Francois Begaudeau and his young costars create an honest portrait of the student/teacher relationship in this French film. The full review can be read at http://www.ew.com/ew/article/o,,20254176,00.html.

JOIN US THIS MONTH FOR The Class, subtitled, rated PG-13, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 128 minutes, 6:45 pm. $6.50 adults, $4.50 seniors. Meet at 6:30 pm in front of theater.

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April 23rd Open House Event on Neighborhood Climate Action

Interested in climate change? Want to be more active in your community? Come to an interactive open house event on April 23rd at Southeast Uplift (3534 SE Main Street, Portland, OR, 97214) to discuss neighborhood climate action strategies!

The entire Portland community is invited to give feedback on the climate action strategies presented and share ideas for addressing climate change. Stop by anytime from 6-9 p.m. for family friendly activities and refreshments. The event will feature carbon reduction resources, activities for adults and children to learn more about their carbon footprint, and opportunities for people to get connected with existing activities and groups working on climate change and sustainability.

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Aurora Chorus Spring Concert: Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

 

 

Aurora Chorus Presents

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

Joan Szymko, artistic director

Signe Lusk, accompanist

With special guests, emma’s revolution

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Immigration in Oregon -- an ALF Oregon Public Square Dialogue

Few issues in Oregon are as complex or as highly charged as the subject of undocumented immigrants. It is estimated that there are between 120,000 and 175,000 persons living and often working in Oregon who lack legal documentation. Of those, most are from areas directly south of the U.S. order,primarily Mexico and Central America. This group of immigrants has become the most visible face of the immigration debate in recent years, and will be the focus of this the latest in ALF’s series of Public Square Dialogues.

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Jobs & Internships

OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITION -

 

PSYCHIATRIST or PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

Open Until Filled

Psychiatrist or PMHNP to provide psychological evaluations and med. mgmt. to homeless and low income adults 18 yrs and older. 16 hrs/wk through Outside In's Medical Clinic and the YWCA counseling program, potential for job share if needed.  Supervised by Clinic Manager and Psychiatrist.  Experience with homeless clients, substance abuse and cultural/ethnic diversity highly valued.  Must have Oregon licensure.  Salary DOQ.

Cover letter and employment application required.

 

Application instructions: www.outsidein.org/employment.htm

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Executive Director: Returning Veterans Project

This is an amazing opportunity to shape a small but dynamic nonprofit and help heal the aftereffects of war.

Organization: Returning Veterans Project (RVP). Position Title: Executive Director. Status: Regular, full time, exempt position. Starting Salary: $40,000 to $46,000, DOE. (We expect the salary to rise as the organization grows, and we hope to provide health insurance in the near future.)

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Development Assistant: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon seeks a part time employee to assist development and communications functions with focus on events and external groups. 2+ years in facilitating multiple complex projects with deadlines. Computer experience with MS office required. Experience with donor database (Donor Perfect) a plus. B.A. strongly preferred. Collaborative work ethic with strong interpersonal skills a must. Pay range $12-$15 per hour, position excludes benefits, hours flexible. Email cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected], or fax 503-292-9423. Open until filled. For more information: http://www.orwish.org/make-a-wish/foundation/info/736/

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Q & A

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Trainings

How to Make a Great Presentation

It's time to come out from behind your desk and meet your audience. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn 10 essential tips for making powerful presentations whether it's to a client, your staff, or an auditorium of strangers. Discover how to give talks that serve your audience and present your message with confidence and ease.

Tuesday, April 21, 4-6 pm, Fee: $40 advance registration, $50 at the door, Instructor: Gigi Rosenberg (www.gigirosenberg.com) Location: CubeSpace, 622 SE Grand, Portland, For more information: www.cubespacepdx.com/node/1992, To register, call: 503.206.3500

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Volunteering

Volunteer at OMSI!

OMSI is looking for Visitor Service Volunteers!

Are you a people-person? Then there is no greater place for you than OMSI’s lobby! You’ll get the chance to greet and provide friendly and helpful service to OMSI visitors as they enter the museum’s exhibit halls. You’ll feel the excitement of countless excited families who are ready to explore and learn!

OMSI’s Visitor Services opportunities include greeting visitors in the lobby, ushering Planetarium Shows, monitoring the entrance and exit of Featured exhibits, and assisting visitors as they queue-up for Submarine tours.

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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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Portland Community Gardens Volunteer Opportunities

Portland Community Gardens Volunteer Opportunities

Portland Community Gardens Spring Work Parties 503-823-1612, [email protected] Please call or email to sign up

Saturday, April 18th, 9:00am - 11:30am Garden Clean-Up Work Party Pier Garden, N Iris Way & N Barr

Saturday, April 25th, 9:00am - 12:00pm Native Habitat Work Party Fulton Community Garden, SW 3rd & SW Barbur Blvd

Saturday, May  2nd, 9:00am - 11:30am Garden Clean-Up Work Party McCoy  Garden, N Newman & Fessenden

Saturday, May 9th, 9:00am - 11:30am Garden Clean-Up Work Party Ivon Garden, SE 38th & SE Ivon

Saturday, May 16th, 9:00am - 11:30am Garden Clean-Up Work Party Patton Garden, 4619 N Michigan

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