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Digest for July 14, 2009

Special Notice

CNRG's Nonprofit Networking Night: July 16th, 5:30-7:30pm

CNRG Nonprofit Networking Night: Thursday, July 16th, 5:30-7:30pm. 

Airplay Café, 701 E Burnside St.

Join us for an evening of conversation and live music at a new networking night location!

Are you a nonprofit or someone who works with them?  A nonprofit looking for affordable consultants or vendors?  A volunteer looking for an organization eager for your time?  A nonprofit staff member wanting to partner on a project?

If so, CNRG's nonprofit networking event is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's nonprofit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself at a great community cafe.

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Digest Contents:

CNRG's Nonprofit Networking Night: July 16th, 5:30-7:30pm
10th Annual Iranian Festival in the PSU Park BLocks
Learn to Play Bridge at the Julia West House
A Year in the Long Life of Forest Park - Photography Exhibit benefiting the Forest Park Conservancy
With Access to Higher Education For All
Ecolutions Happy Hour at The Agency July 20, 6PM
Cooperative Economics: Presentation, Potluck and Forum
Early-Bird Registration Extension for ASTD Conference
Professional mentoring and networking Event, this Friday, July 17
Art Spark: A Monthly Mingling For Artists Of All Sorts
Garlic Harvest Work Party at Zenger Farm Saturday, July 18th
Are you looking for community? Learn about Daybreak Cohousing on July 16
Job Opportunities with Metropolitan Family Service
Early Head Start Family Support Specialist - Bilingual
Administrative Assistant
Free production printer

Events

10th Annual Iranian Festival in the PSU Park BLocks

 Portland State University - South Park Blocks - Saturday, August 1st, 2009 - 10:00AM to 6:00PM<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

  Tenth Annual Iranian Festival 2009 Saturday, August 1st, 2009 10 AM – 6 PM Portland State University South Park Blocks Free!      PRESS CONTACT:  Mahnaz Milani (971) 344-2281 or [email protected]     Come join us for this fun and family-oriented celebration of culture and friendship. The display of Iranian contributions to Portland ’s cultural mosaic will include:  

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Learn to Play Bridge at the Julia West House

Beginning bridge class is offered every Friday at 8:15 a.m. at the Julia West House, 522 SW 13th St. Portland. These classes last one hour, and give you all the basics. In just a few weeks, you will develop a life long love for bridge! All classes are free, but they are on the second floor, and we do not have an elevator. If you have questions, please call Patty at 503-222-6564.

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A Year in the Long Life of Forest Park - Photography Exhibit benefiting the Forest Park Conservancy

Celebrating Forest Park's 60 years with a photography exhibit at the World Forestry Center - Portland, OR, 7/12-9/25

'A Year in the Life of Forest Park' - a photo essay by local photographer Bruce MacGregor will take you on an exquisite walk through the four seasons of Forest Park.

Beginning on July 12th through September 27th visitors to the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum,in Portland, OR in partnership with the Forest Park Conservancy and Pro Photo Supply, will have the opportunity to see 45 stunning images of Forest Park.

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With Access to Higher Education For All

Portland Community College is Oregon’s largest and most diverse institution of higher education. During tough economic times people historically turn to community colleges, and indeed, PCC has recently seen an 18 percent enrollment increase. On July 17, Preston Pulliams, district president of Portland Community College, will discuss how the successful November 2008 local bond measure will help the college cope with its huge surge in enrollment. He will share how advances in sustainability and “green” thinking – in the classroom and across the campuses – will allow PCC to address the demand for training in “green collar” fields. Finally, he will explain the PCC philosophy of providing access to higher education to everyone who wants it.

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Ecolutions Happy Hour at The Agency July 20, 6PM

Ecolutions is a happy hour event aimed at young professionals with a passion for the environment and sustainability.  It’s an opportunity for individuals to discuss pressing ecological challenges and help forge creative solutions.  July’s topic is “Redefining Eating.” Few of us give enough thought to the food industry’s means and methods. At this event you will hear from young professionals who have taken action in various ways to redefine their food choices.  Learn more about Community Supported Agriculture and Small Scale Farming Projects. Ecolutions, a free event sponsored by Holy Names Heritage Center, takes place at The Agency, located at 1939 SW Morrison St.

Karen B. Kinzey

Program Manager

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Cooperative Economics: Presentation, Potluck and Forum

Cooperative Economics: presented by Common Good Finance and The Alberta Coop

Come one, come all! Let us start a better bank together! Common Good Finance is working to start democratically run, socially responsible, common good banks in Portland, and around the country.

This month we are teaming up with one of our local partners, The Alberta Coop for Cooperative Economics! Please join us Thursday, July 23rd from 6:00-8:30 for a community potluck, presentation and open forum at The Lotus Seed Center (4635 NE 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97211). We will be giving a short presentation, showing a video and talking about how we can work together to realize common good banks in our communities as soon as possible.

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Early-Bird Registration Extension for ASTD Conference

ASTD-Cascadia, serving workplace learning professionals in Oregon and SW Washington, has extended its early-bird registration rate for the 2009 Regional Conference, The Evolution of Learning. Significant rate discounts will be available through 5 p.m. August 21 for the event scheduled for September 23-24 (pre-conference program on Sept. 22) at the Salem Conference Center.

For more information, visit www.astdcascadia.org, and click on the home page conference logo.

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Professional mentoring and networking Event, this Friday, July 17

Be part of the change you want to see in the world and come see non-profit youth development at it's best!

Open Meadow Career Connections program prepares young adults (18-24 years old) for professional careers. Check out our website at www.openmeadow.org.

Come celebrate and meet our newest training participants at our networking event on Friday, July 17, 9:15am-11:00am in downtown Portland.

Our young professionals will be marketing their skills, strengths, and career interests to local professionals in non-profits, professional business, health care, and local government.

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Art Spark: A Monthly Mingling For Artists Of All Sorts

This Thursday, July 16th meet us on the Rooftop of the swanky Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th, the corner of Yamhill and SW 15th.

NW Film Center presents Andy Blubaugh, a local filmmaker and instructor will shoot a mini film scene. Who is the cast and crew? You! Art Spark attendees! Also, find out how to explore using your creative voice through film, Jessica Lyness, NW Film Center's marketing manager will tell us what the center has to offer. This is the beginning of Top Down, NW Film Center's summer outdoor film series, if you come to Art Spark and want to stay for Top Down, ALL Art Spark attendees are invited to enjoy the festivities for FREE! Music at 8pm, movie at 9pm. More information at www.portlandartspark.com  

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Garlic Harvest Work Party at Zenger Farm Saturday, July 18th

Come enjoy a summer afternoon at Zenger Farm, a beautiful 16 acre educational farm in southeast Portland. We will be harvesting and hanging our garlic crop and tending other summer crops. To RSVP, send your name, phone number, email address and number of people attending to [email protected].  To learn more about Zenger Farm visit www.zengerfarm.org.

Garlic Harvest Work Party at Zenger Farm

Saturday, July 18th

1pm-4pm

11741 SE Foster Road

Portland, OR 97266

Prairie Hale

Community Involvement Coordinator

Friends of Zenger Farm

11741 SE Foster Road

Portland, OR 97266

503.282.4245

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Are you looking for community? Learn about Daybreak Cohousing on July 16

Thursday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meet members of Daybreak Cohousing, a new Portland, 30-home community that is actively recruiting members and has an expected move-in date of October 2009. Learn about cohousing communities, see a furnished model home and tour the site at Daybreak at 2525 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR. Daybreak Cohousing was named one of the nations “top 10 green cohousing developments” by Natural Home magazine in January 2009.

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Jobs & Internships

Job Opportunities 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 openings listed below.

Because together, we can do more

School Communities Support Specialist – Full Time

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Early Head Start Family Support Specialist - Bilingual

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Mt. Hood Community College Child Development and Family Support Programs
position summary:

The person in this position provides child development services, social services, health services and parent involvement services to families including home visits, advocacy and crisis intervention in accordance with federal, state and program guidelines. Plans and implements safe and developmentally appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers and home visits appropriate to the needs of each family in accordance with federal and program guidelines. This is a grant-funded position contingent upon continued funding.

To view further details or apply for this position, please go to "more info" and click on our website link. For questions about this position, please contact Sharon Gattman at 503-491-6163 or [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:The hiring range is $142.88 - $151.92, plus 5% bilingual differential pay, per day. Position subject to budget consideration and approval.
more info...

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Information

organization:Health In Harmony
position summary:

Health In Harmony seeks an Administrative Assistant/independent contractor with strong office and administrative skills and demonstrated ability to work independently. This position will require a flexible 2-6 hours per week, working weekly at Health In Harmony’s Portland office and from a home office, with expanded hours and responsibilities from approximately August 30 to October 30, 2009. This position is structured as an independent contractor position.

Salary / Pay Rate:Commensurate with experience and local norms for comparable positions; no additional benefits.

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HP Laserjet 8000N, Series PCL; must move by Fri. 7/17. Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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