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Digest for May 18, 2009

Digest Contents:

LWV: Book Lover Events with Author Jewel Lansing
Life by Design NW: Upcoming Summer 09: PCC Community Education
Life by Design NW Upcoming Coffee & Conversation May 27 at 6:30pm
YOUTH PROGRESS R.O.Y. PROJECT’S NEXT “SOUP TO GO” EVENT!
Free Bee Workshop - Saturday May 23rd
Native American Market Place-Cultural Heritage
PDX Tech Club: Online Storytelling
Evidence-Base Practice of Hope workshop at PSU
Living Well with Chronic Conditions Classes Start Mon. June 1 or Thurs. June 4th
The City Repair Project seeks Housing for 2009 Village Building Convergence Guests
Volunteers needed July 6 - July 30 to help run summer youth program
DELIVER BOOKS TO KIDS on Monday Morning
Mentor Youth at OMSI
The City Repair Project seeks Board Members

Events

LWV: Book Lover Events with Author Jewel Lansing

Author Jewel Lansing Gives Unique Gift to League of Women Voters of Portland - Local Book Groups To Benefit

Jewel Lansing, local author and long time League member, is offering an unusual gift to the Portland League of Women Voters. She will work with local book groups, sell autographed copies of her book, Portland: People, Politics, and Power, 1851-2001, and donate her royalties on LWV sales to the League of Women Voters of Portland.

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Life by Design NW: Upcoming Summer 09: PCC Community Education

Upcoming Summer 09: PCC Community Education

Life by Design NW in partnership with Portland Community College is offering the following life planning Summer Community Education classes. Pre-registration is required for the classes. For those who have reached the age of 62, tuition for classes is half price. For more information, please contact Life by Design NW – 503-977-6650 or [email protected]

Reinventing Life Together: Planning a Dream Retirement for Two, CRN#33260

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Life by Design NW Upcoming Coffee & Conversation May 27 at 6:30pm

Join Life by Design NW at the next Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Date: Wednesday May 27

Time: 6:30pm until 8:30pm

Location: 1626 SE Water Ave. Portland, Or 97214 (across from OMSI)

Back by Popular Demand!

Join personal coach Aubrie Abbott with "Coaching for Clarity", and Cynthia Dailey-Hewkin, a "Certified Resiliency Facilitator" and retired PCC Employment Specialist for Coffee & Conversation, Wednesday, May 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

You are invited to "Come and brainstorm strategies for supporting yourself with your passion and purpose toward transition and/or retirement planning."

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YOUTH PROGRESS R.O.Y. PROJECT’S NEXT “SOUP TO GO” EVENT!

Portland non-profit Youth Progress Association (YPA) is holding their 3rd Monthly “Soup To Go” sale to benefit the R.O.Y project, YPA’s vocational training program. The event will be held at the organization’s office lobby at 604 SE Water Street on Thursday, May 21st from 11am to 1pm.

The R.O.Y. project (Recovering Oregon Youth) is our vocational training program which includes the soup project, designed to help lower-functioning youth gain work experience and practice social skills in a supportive environment and easing their transition into employment outside of YPA.

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Free Bee Workshop - Saturday May 23rd

10am – 12pm

Come learn the basics for getting started as an urban beekeeper and build a mason bee box to attract these essential native pollinators!

What we’ll cover: • The role bees play in urban agriculture • What aspiring beekeepers need to get started • Local apiary suppliers • Beekeeping resources: books, magazines, local organizations, etc. • Building your own mason bee box to attract native bees to your garden

Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to get their backyard hive started and their very own mason bee box.

No need to worry about getting stung - there are no active hives on our site.

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Native American Market Place-Cultural Heritage

Native American Art Show and Sale, May 22-25, Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Oregon. See schedule listed below: Chinook Winds Casino Resort gathers Native American Artisans for four days of performances, exhibitions, discussions, and trading. Featured performer Karen Therese blends Mississippi-style blues and gospel with Native American musical traditions to deliver what she calls "Indian Soul Music."

The event will be held in the Chinook Winds Casino Resort Convention Center, and admission is FREE and open to all ages. Raffles for authentic hand-crafted items will be conducted throughout the weekend.

Oregon Native Market Schedule: Friday, May 22, 2009

1pm – 6pm Native American Art Exhibition and Sale

Saturday, May 23, 2009

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PDX Tech Club: Online Storytelling

**** NEW DATE for Online Storytelling ****

WHEN: Wednesday May 20, 2009 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: AboutUs.org, 107 SE Washington Street, Suite 520, Portland, Oregon 97214 Get Directions

Action is at the heart of what our organizations do. But how do you convince that anonymous person behind a computer screen to make a commitment? You make them think, feel and care. And the best way to do that is to connect them your organization by telling them a story. Roger Burks, Senior Writer, Mercy Corps. will explore how to write compelling, memorable stories that get people to take action and keep them engaged.

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Nonprofit News

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Trainings

Evidence-Base Practice of Hope workshop at PSU

Please join us for this workshop in Human Services Continuing Education at PSU.  Follow on the link following the description for more information, including registration instructions.  Evidence-Based Practices of Hope: Integrating Narrative, Cognitive, Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness Therapies with Greg Crosby Fri 8:30am-4 pm May 29, 2009 Hope is an experience of anticipating a positive outcome that is yet to happen. Locating and fostering hope is a critical aspect of healing. Focus on the clinical research on hope. Client instruments measuring hope are examined. A review of the hope literature supports the integration of narrative, CBT, solution-focused, and mindfulness therapies.

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions Classes Start Mon. June 1 or Thurs. June 4th

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

A FREE SIX CLASS SERIES STARTING SOON! TWO DIFFERENT DATES & LOCATIONS  ~  CHOOSE THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU!  THURSDAYS DOWNTOWN:

Location:  First Christian Church                 1430 SW Broadway

                Portland, OR 97201Dates:  Thursdays, June 4- July 9 Time:    12:30pm-3pmMONDAYS IN NW PORTLAND

 Location:  Friendly House

                2617 NW Savior St. Portland, OR.

Dates:  Mondays, June 1- July 6

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Volunteering

The City Repair Project seeks Housing for 2009 Village Building Convergence Guests

Now in its ninth year, word of Portland's Village Building Convergence has trickled far through the nooks and crannies of the global network of eco-activists, visionaries and world-changers who believe in the spirit of City Repair and who are working everyday to build a better world.  This year, many of these folks will flock to Portland to participate in ten days of hands-on education in permaculture design and construction, ecological building, and public art.  We here at City Repair hope to offer them safe and comfortable places for them to stay during their time with us.

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Volunteers needed July 6 - July 30 to help run summer youth program

Café-Children and Family Enrichment-a program of Metropolitan Family Service will provide a summer program at four elementary schools in North Clackamas. Classes will include arts and crafts, sports, music, and much more! The Cafe summer program will run Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

We are looking for volunteers to help support Cafe summer program:

Help instructors in classrooms-run small groups, work independently with children,or lead your own class; help with breakfast and lunch-set up, serve, keep count, supervise, and clean up; help with program operation-organize program supplies,secure donations,and other tasks.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Stefana Sardo at 503.232.0007, ext. 252 or email [email protected]

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DELIVER BOOKS TO KIDS on Monday Morning

The Children's Book Bank has 600 tote bags filled with a dozen spruced-up books ready to be delivered to preschool children in Head Start classrooms in north and northeast Portland. Head Start families live at or below the federal poverty line and most of their children don't have any books of their own at home. With your help on Monday morning, we can make sure these children have books to read and enjoy all summer long!

We are looking for volunteers to come to the Children's Book Bank on Monday morning, May 18th, at 9:45 am, load your car with bags of books, and deliver the books to the target classrooms. You will be given a map with directions from The Children's Book Bank to one, two, or three sites. All of the 29 classrooms are 2-7 miles from the book bank.

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Mentor Youth at OMSI

Are you interested in building skills working with youth and being part of a committed team?

OMSI is looking for Mentor to Youth volunteers for our summer Rising Stars Program. There are two sessions of the program: Session 1: June 13th through July 26th and Session 2: July 18th through August 30th. We will be holding a training on May 31st.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please e-mail [email protected] You can download at application at http://www.omsi.edu/current-volunteer-listings

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The City Repair Project seeks Board Members

The City Repair Project is looking for a few good folks to join our Board of Directors.  We are particularly looking for volunteers with skills in fund raising, grantwriting, project management, wordpress and building/natural building.  Board member responsbilities include:

  *Attending monthly board meeting - 3rd Wednesday of the month*Attending one social event a month - potluck, movie night, workshop*Coordinating one fundraising activity per year*Reading the by-laws   Members sit on the board for a period of two years.  A strong board member gives between 5 to 10 hours a week to the project.   

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