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Digest for May 5, 2008

Digest Contents:

Parent Child Workshop: Wondrous Worms!
4th Annual Pangaea Project Benefit w/ Everyone Orchestra-May 16-17 at the Crystal Ballroom!!
AmeriCorps Week Volunteer Project: Create Recipe Books for Local Shelters
See us launch our new 30 foot whaling boat this Sunday!
Camp Darfur at PCC Cascade Campus
May 9, Medicine for the Earth
[Fwd: May 5 Beltaine Celebration - Naturalist Skills Community Night]
Pangea Day Film Fest Sat. May 10 ~ Free
Spring Retreat Day in the Gorge May 24
Part-time Receptionist for St. Andrew Legal Clinic
Independent Living Advocate
Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
NW Documentary internship opportunities
Graphic Designer needed
Area Manager for SMART (3 positions)
Reminder: Clowns Without Borders Benefit show this Saturday, May 3rd
One more week to let KBOO know when to air democracy now!
MHCC Transitions summer program seeking participants
New OMSI Podcast: Jupiter and Flash Memory
Seeking *free* spaces for meetings for 20 people
Immigration & Allyship Theater Workshop
Stimulating Workshop with Life Coach May 7th 6:30-8:30
Service Dog Information Seminar
Update School Playgrounds
Volunteers Needed for Gala and Craft PDX
Volunteers needed for Whitman Elementary Helmet Sale!
StreamTeam Exotic Plant Removal Party! May 17
Help around your house

Events

Parent Child Workshop: Wondrous Worms!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 5:30-7:30 Growing Gardens is offering Wondrous Worms! as part of our Parent Child Workshop series.

Parent Child Workshops are designed to spark interest in gardening for children aged 6 to 12 while providing fun ways for parents (aunts, uncles, guardians, grandparents, neighbors) and children to grow gardens together.

In Wondrous Worms, parents and children will discover how the red wiggler worm transforms our food scraps into rich fertilizer for use on our gardens. We will learn through fun hand-on activities, stories, and more! Useful information will also be shared about how you can start a successful worm bin at home.

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4th Annual Pangaea Project Benefit w/ Everyone Orchestra-May 16-17 at the Crystal Ballroom!!

The Pangaea Project's biggest annual fundraiser is two weeks from tonight!! Help us give 20 low-income students from Portland the opportunity to become local leaders with global perspectives. Come to the show and dance while supporting a great cause!

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AmeriCorps Week Volunteer Project: Create Recipe Books for Local Shelters

In honor of this year’s AmeriCorps Week, Hands On Greater Portland is hosting a volunteer project for current AmeriCorps members, AmeriCorps alums, and anyone who’s interested in learning more about the AmeriCorps program from the folks serving in the field!

Come join in on an afternoon of socializing, delicious pot-luck food, and recipe-book making! Hands On Greater Portland volunteers host a number of meals at shelters across the greater Portland area and, with your help, we can prepare a book of scrumptious recipes to be created for these meals! Contact Kim Livesay at [email protected] or 503.413.8914 to sign up!

So how does it work?

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See us launch our new 30 foot whaling boat this Sunday!

Come Watch the Birth of a new UmiakWe have finished it!

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Camp Darfur at PCC Cascade Campus

Camp Darfur is an interactive awareness and education event that brings attention to the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and gives individuals the opportunity to discover their own power to make a difference.

The genocide in Darfur has taken the lives of an estimated 400,000 people, and more than 2.5 million are displaced and in grave danger of more violence and starvation.

Event will include: Five tents presenting historical facts and information on Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur. Video clips share stories of refugees living in camps in Chad. Slideshow, video clips, lecture on Campus Darfur and how to stand up and create action, NOW!

When: Tuesday May 20th

Time: 9AM – 3PM

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May 9, Medicine for the Earth

Circle of the Living Earth presents:

Introduction to MEDICINE FOR THE EARTH

Friday, May 9, 2008, 7-8:30 p.m., New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland

Miracles are within our reach with Medicine for the Earth, a new practice for measurably transmuting physical toxins through spiritual practices.

While science is overwhelmed with the magnitude of environmental imbalances needing correction, there are age-old spiritual practices for creating miracles--healing that cannot be explained by Newtonian science, but now may be understood by the newer quantum physics.

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[Fwd: May 5 Beltaine Celebration - Naturalist Skills Community Night]

Greetings Cascadia,

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Pangea Day Film Fest Sat. May 10 ~ Free

 

~ Come and see the world! Pangea Day Film Festival

Saturday May 10 – 11am-3pm

Yoga Shala North, 3808 N. Williams, 1 block north of Fremont

Free and open to all ~ Stop by for a few minutes or for the whole program.

 

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Spring Retreat Day in the Gorge May 24

 

May is bursting with coming-alive energy, with trees in full bloom, gardens and hillsides glowing with color, and the longer days of sunlight brightening our hearts.  It’s the perfect time to step out of your usual routine for a day, and into the beauty of this moment on our incomparable planet.

 

~ Saturday, May 24 – Day Retreat in the Columbia Gorge

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Jobs & Internships

Part-time Receptionist for St. Andrew Legal Clinic

Part-time Receptionist needed, $11/hr.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-11:30 ongoing through fall 2008.

Responsibilities & Experience:

*Distribute mail;

*Respond to phone inquiries for services provided by St. Andrew Legal Clinic;

*Make appointments.

*Experience with multi-line phones necessary.

Potential for full-time hours for vacation weeks.

Please reply to [email protected]

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St. Andrew Legal Clinic

807 NE Alberta St.

Portland, OR 97211

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Independent Living Advocate

Bridges to Independence, a progressive non-profit agency serving adults with developmental disabilities, is seeking a creative and dedicated person to join our team.

This position involves medical advocacy, money management, skills building, recreational supports, vocational assistance, client transport, and more. This is not a caregiving position; it is a position that encourages people to reach their highest potential and complete tasks themselves. We need people with strong initiative and problem-solving skills as well as the confidence to make decisions and work independently.

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Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

May 2, 2008

 

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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NW Documentary internship opportunities

NW Documentary is now seeking internships in several areas. More details at http://www.nwdocumentary.org/involved/intern.html.

** EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT **

If you?ve ever dreamed about starting your own non-profit, or applying your administrative and analytical skills in the arts, here is your opportunity to utilize your talent and develop your skills over the summer as an Executive Assistant Intern.

NW Documentary, the only non-profit in Oregon dedicated to the art of documentary storytelling, is celebrating our fifth year. From start-up to established community organization, we?re moving fast. You can join the adventure.

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Graphic Designer needed

Remembering America's Heroes is a non-profit dedicated to honoring and recognizing Veterans in schools and the community. We are currently accepting bids to re-design our logo. Please submit your bid no later than Friday, May 16 to Remembering America's Heroes, PO Box 22680, Milwaukie, OR 97268-2680. Please include three samples of logo design work. Thank you.

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Area Manager for SMART (3 positions)

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is a nonprofit that envisions an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed. We engage community volunteers to read one-on-one with K-3 children who need literacy support. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read with their families. Since 1992, thousands of SMART volunteers have been inspiring little readers through storytelling. Together with support from the community, we are building brighter futures for Oregonians big and small.

Area Manager, Tillamook County, part-time

Area Manager, Clatsop County, part-time

Area Manager, South Coast (Coos and Curry Counties), full-time

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Nonprofit News

Reminder: Clowns Without Borders Benefit show this Saturday, May 3rd

Hey folks,

The 11th annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show is this Saturday!

Come on out for an evening of fantastic vaudevillian entertainment, and support this wonderful cause.

When: Saturday, May 3, 7:30pm

Where: Da Vinci Middle School Auditorium (2508 NE Everett)

Tickets: RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW, online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/33371 or buy them at the door (cash or check only at the door). Pre-purchased ticket holders will have priority seating. $10-25 adults, $5-10 youth 12 and under. Info/questions: 971.219.5781

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One more week to let KBOO know when to air democracy now!

Do you love Democracy Now!? What are the best times for you to hear Democracy Now! on KBOO 90.7fm? Let us know by filling out our 5 question survey. You can find the Democracy Now! survey at our website, www.kboo.fm. - under Surveys on the right side of the page or by clicking here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=LMvCpn_2fhGdKsLXqsGLNJ7w_3d_3d

Thanks for your input!

 

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MHCC Transitions summer program seeking participants

Mt. Hood Community College's summer Transitions Program is currently accepting applications from culturally diverse women who want support and guidance for college and career success. Participants may be single parents, homemakers, minority or immigrant women. This low-cost 8 week program provides career guidance, college skills, group support, college information, scholarship training, and free health insurance for eligible women (and dependents) who continue in school. Students may attend a daytime or an evening program.

Information Session Schedule

Monday, May 5, 11:00- 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 19, 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Monday, June 2, 11:00- 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 5:00 7:00 p.m. (This session will be in RM 1161) Monday, June 9, 11:00- 1:00 p.m.

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New OMSI Podcast: Jupiter and Flash Memory

New OMSI Podcast: Jupiter and Flash Memory

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions are:

What would happen if Jupiter exploded?

How does flash memory work?

A new edition of Sound Science is posted every Friday. The podcast is like a radio show, with host Anders Liljeholm asking OMSI educators to respond to questions from people from around the world. The interviews are approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

You can also check out past episodes for more illuminating answers to more wonder-filled questions, including:

Will people ever live on Mars?

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Q & A

Seeking *free* spaces for meetings for 20 people

I would love it if people could email me their lists of places to have meetings for approximately 20 people.

The spaces needn't have anything besides tables chair and be reasonably quiet. Not having to make reservations more than 1 week in advance is a huge plus.

Please let me know. Thanks!

Brian Frank [email protected]

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Trainings

Immigration & Allyship Theater Workshop

This full weekend workshop will use interactive theater and popular education to deepen consciousness about systemic power, strengthen commitment to anti-racist movement building, and inspire allies to take action in solidarity with immigrant communities organizing for human rights and social justice. No theater experience necessary!

May 23-25th 525 SE Stark St Portland, Oregon

Participants will create interactive theater to present in a community forum.

For more information or an application, contact TheaterChange at 503-334-7491, or email [email protected] Application deadline is May 9th.

Sliding Scale Registration Fee and Scholarships available!

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Stimulating Workshop with Life Coach May 7th 6:30-8:30

Want this year to be the one you raise the big funds? Are you working towards a big goal and running into hurdles? Are you ready to start producing powerful results in your organization? Are you ready for a change?

My clients make *permanent* shifts in their relationships to their goals, their life and themselves. Come find out what they discovered... You are invited to an interactive, no cost presentation about your life *for your life and the life of your organization*. You will see how your *survival mechanism* is currently operating in your life and what would shift coming from the *essence *of who you really are.*

*TO REGISTER: Send an e-mail to: [email protected] or call 503.244.7539

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Service Dog Information Seminar

Greetings!Paws to Freedom is having the next Service Dog Information Seminar onMay 31st, 2008 in Portland, Or. The time will be from 10am-1pm.This seminar is general information of interest to people with a disability considering owner-training, healthcare providers,community members, family members.THis is a powerpoint information presentation, plenty of time forquestions and there will also be a training demonstration. You can view a copy of the flyer from our website athttp://www.pawstofreedom.com/docs/ptfseminarflyer0508.pdf You may contact Mara for registration.Feel free to pass on this information to anyone who may beinterested. Registration is required due to limited space.THank you!Mara Windstar, CDBC-SAC

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Volunteering

Update School Playgrounds

I am looking for people that would be interested in starting and particpating an organization that would raise funds to replace aging playgrounds in the portland metropolitan area. If you are interested in helping to get this started, please contact:

Scott Farestrand 7110 SE 62nd AVE Portland, OR 97206 503.475.8281

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Volunteers Needed for Gala and Craft PDX

Museum of Contemporary Craft is Seeking Volunteers!

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Volunteers needed for Whitman Elementary Helmet Sale!

Help improve the safety and well-being of Whitman students and other youth by volunteering at the Whitman Elementary Helmet Sale!

This event is currently scheduled for 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 21 at Whitman Elementary School (7326 SE Flavel St.)

Tasks will include: set-up, collecting payment, crowd control, measuring head size, helping with helmet selections, and fitting the helmet to the individual’s head.

If you are interested in helping with this fun community event, please contact:

Cameron Denney or Doug Smith at 503-916-6370 or [email protected]

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StreamTeam Exotic Plant Removal Party! May 17

Join volunteers from across the region for a day of watershed enhancement and celebration on Saturday, May 17th from 8:45am to 1pm!

 

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Help around your house

My Name is Nathan Kyes. I do all sorts of home construction. I got my start, in Oregon, about 2 years ago (with the help of CNRG.) :) I am looking to do some free work for the elderly, or the disabled, here and there.....

If you have any questions, or would like to pass some words, I am at [email protected] It is best to try me there first. My number is 503-841-9605.

Yours, Nathan

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