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Digest for May 9, 2008

Digest Contents:

Blooming Branches Youth Development Strategies-Fashion by Design
Changing the Paradigm: The Transition from Uneconomic Growth to Sustainability
James Finley Lecture Weekend: The Interior Castle of Teresa of Avila
Week Long AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute
New OMSI Podcast: Blowholes, Sneezing and Dinosaurs
Race for Justice -- Early Registration!
Hall Creek Restoration Party, Sat May 17
Sunrise Wetland Restoration party, May 17
Beacon Hill Wetland restoration party, May 17
May 15th: Free Metro seminar on natural gardening
Lents' happenings - Farmer's market & homeownership
Public Involvement at Portland Parks - Citywide Parks Team - 5/15/08
Position Announcement: Computer Technology Teacher
Job Posting - SOLV Program Coordinator
Portland Hostel Looking for Operations Manager
Resource Development Operations Assistant
OMSI Summer Internships and Work Study
Crisis Intake Position available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Learn real-life skills for living a full, healthy life with an ongoing health condition.
Mentor an adult exiting prison
Help Habitat for Humanity at the Greener Homes and Gardens Fair
Our United Villages (OUV) Website Maintenance Volunteer
Stop the Invasion: Volunteer for Down By The Riverside on May 17

Events

Blooming Branches Youth Development Strategies-Fashion by Design

 

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. ― Arthur Koestler

Make your own creations; such as a scarf, skirt, vest, or apron with local hipsters. 

Project Coordinators:  Bruce Evans and Tiffany Purn 

Make your own creations with local artists such as: a scarf, a skirt, a vest, or an apron

Three Saturdays; May 10th, 17th, and June 7th, 2008. 

Where: SE Multicultural Center 4610 SE Belmont

Please assist me in the effort to provide participants with a wide selection of fabrics, thread, yarn, pieces of jewelry or other notions. 

Contact: [email protected]

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Changing the Paradigm: The Transition from Uneconomic Growth to Sustainability

 

Changing the Paradigm:  The Transition from Uneconomic Growth to Sustainability

May 15th Third Thursday; 6:30 pm

Refreshments; 7:00 pm

Presentation Rob Dietz, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy.

Sierra Club Office, 2950 SE Stark St, Suite 110.

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James Finley Lecture Weekend: The Interior Castle of Teresa of Avila

Friday Evening Lecture: May 16, 2008, 7:30pm $15 general, $5 Students

Saturday Christian Meditation Practice Day, May 17, 2008, 9:00am – 3:00pm $50 general, $15 Students, lunch provided

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland Tickets online, www.center-for-spiritual-development.org or through Center office, 503-478-1218.

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Week Long AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute

 

Week Long AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute

 

Want to spend a week in the southern Oregon town where American Idolist Kristy Lee Cook once resided? This area in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountain bioregion is also famous for its wildflower meadows, swimming holes, hiking trails, salmon bearing streams, serpentine geology, and incredible at-risk plant communities. You’re invited to join a group of AmeriCorps members and friends as we work, learn, and play at the Siskiyou Field Institute from Sunday June 8th to Friday June13th.

 

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New OMSI Podcast: Blowholes, Sneezing and Dinosaurs

New OMSI Podcast: Blowholes, Sneezing and Dinosaurs

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:

Why do baleen whales have two blowholes, while toothed whales only have one?

Do whales sneeze?

Did dinosaurs sneeze?

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:

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Race for Justice -- Early Registration!

St. Andrew Legal Clinic's 8th Annual Race For Justice

~~~~~Saturday, June 21st~~~~~

The Madeleine Parish (3123 NE 24th Ave., Portland)

Register Now at www.salcgroup.org

5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run! Following the races, participants will enjoy a post-event party in the parish hall with free pizza, beer and root beer!

The Early Registration fee is $35, but the event is FREE to participants who raise over $100!

Funds raised at this event directly help low-income families receive legal representation.

To register or volunteer, visit our website at http://www.salcgroup.org/events/home.cfm.

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Hall Creek Restoration Party, Sat May 17

Hall Creek Restoration Party, Sat May 17

Help restore Hall Creek in Beaverton as part of SOLV’s Down By The Riverside event on Saturday, May 17. The event starts at 9 am and will be over by 1 pm. Volunteers will be removing invasive, non-native plants and mulching. By volunteering you will be helping improve habitat for birds, small mammals, and fish in this important urban stream.

For more information and visit this webpage: http://www.solv.org/programs/event_details.asp?eventID=13517.  You can register here:

http://www.solv.org/programs/forms/form_dbr_registration.asp?EventID=13517&EventDt=5/17/2008&eventName=Hall Creek

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Sunrise Wetland Restoration party, May 17

Sunrise Wetland Restoration party, May 17

Help restore the Sunrise Wetland across from Clackamas High School in Clackamas as part of SOLV’s Down By The Riverside event on Saturday, May 17. The event starts at 9 am and will be over by 1 pm. Volunteers will be removing invasive, non-native plants and mulching. By volunteering you will help improve habitat for birds, small mammals, and fish in this important urban waterway.

For more information and visit this webpage:

http://www.solv.org/programs/event_details.asp?eventID=13514

You can register here:

http://www.solv.org/programs/forms/form_dbr_registration.asp?EventID=13514&EventDt=5/17/2008&eventName=Sunrise Wetlands

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Beacon Hill Wetland restoration party, May 17

Beacon Hill Wetland restoration party, May 17

Help restore the Beacon Hill Wetland and Johnson Creek Watershed in Beaverton as part of SOLV’s Down By The Riverside event on Saturday, May 17. Plantings start at 9 am and end by 1 pm. Volunteers will be removing invasive, non-native plants and mulching.

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May 15th: Free Metro seminar on natural gardening

You are invited to attend a keynote presentation in Metro's free natural gardening seminar series.

Who: Speakers: Elaine Ingham, Soil Food Web, Inc. (owner/researcher)

When: Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland 97232

Topic: Renewing your soil's health. An incredible diversity of life in the soil makes healthy, productive plants possible. Dr. Ingham and her company helped pioneer and continue to inspire a movement of using aerated compost tea and the full food web in the soil to produce dramatically positive results. Learn how and where to test your soil and compost for biological activity and where to find biologically active compost and compost tea.

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Lents' happenings - Farmer's market & homeownership

People like living in Lents

PORTLAND - All professionals and community members interested in homeownership and neighborhood revitalization in the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Area (LTCURA) are invited to the Lents Homeownership Initiative's (LHI) Quarterly General Meeting. Topics include: 3rd Annual Lents Home Buying Fair was a success, Lents International Farmer's Market, and a Foreclosure panel discussion.

This event will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at ROSE's Leander Court Apartments - Community Room, 4620 SE 122nd Ave in Portland. Please RSVP by February 18 to (503) 788-8052 x105 or [email protected] Lunch will be provided. Event sponsored by LHI Partner: ROSE Community Development.

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Public Involvement at Portland Parks - Citywide Parks Team - 5/15/08

Portland Citywide Parks Team Meeting

Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Portland Building, Forest Park Room, 13th Floor 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland

Topic:  Current Approaches to Public Involvement at PP&R Guest:  Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong

            Community Engagement & Public Involvement Manager             Portland Parks & Recreation

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Jobs & Internships

Position Announcement: Computer Technology Teacher

Portland YouthBuilders is a non-profit vocational alternative high school seeking a qualified Computer Technology Instructor/Site Supervisor to supervise and instruct crews of students in production of professional technology products for community clients. Students are culturally diverse, low-income young adults aged 17-24 years. This accredited high school integrates academic education with hands-on technical training in a small-business setting, providing a rich, disciplined and transformative environment. The Technology Trainer/Site Supervisor is responsible for daily oversight, organization and quality control of worked performed.

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Job Posting - SOLV Program Coordinator

Please consider joining our dynamic team to support volunteers throughout the state of Oregon who are engaged in environmental stewardship projects. SOLV is looking for an experienced Program Coordinator to be the lead on 3 programs including Project Oregon, Oregon Adopt-A-River, and Volunteer Action Trainings.

Please visit our website for a full job description: http://www.solv.org/about/jobs.asp

To apply send a resume to [email protected], or mail to Sara Ryan, SOLV, 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy., Suite B, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Finalist candidates will be asked to complete and sign a formal application form. SOLV encourages people from all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply.

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Portland Hostel Looking for Operations Manager

Posting Date: May 8, 2008 Position: Operations Manager, Portland Oregon Hawthorne Hostel; full-time, permanent The Oregon Council of Hostelling International seeks an energetic, responsible person with interpersonal, management, financial and computer skills to help manage the Portland Hawthorne Hostel. We require a civic-minded person with a desire to make the world a better place. Essential Functions: The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hostel, (including guest registration, reservations, employee supervision and cash integrity) and assisting the Hostel Manager with budgeting, long-range planning and assistance with completing their responsibilities.

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Resource Development Operations Assistant

Medical Teams International is currently seeking a full time administrative assistant in our Resource Development department. This group is responsible for the development of donor relations supporting the work of Medical Teams. This position provides administrative and staff support to all members of this group on a rotating basis. Duties include communications with donors, database entry and reporting, assisting with events, taking minutes, and other administrative tasks. Preferred candidates for this position are good communicators, detail oriented, have excellent computer skills, enjoy task diversity and work well with a variety of people. For more information please see website: www.medicalteams.org

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OMSI Summer Internships and Work Study

OMSI has several internship and work study opportunities available.

If you are looking for an unpaid summer internship please visit: http://www.omsi.edu/info/interns/opportunities.cfm

And if you have work study funds please check out our work study opportunties at: http://www.omsi.edu/info/employment/jobs.cfm

In order to apply you will need to submit a cover letter, resume, and application (which you can download at the OMSI site).

If you have any questions please e-mail [email protected]

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Crisis Intake Position available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

 

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Learn real-life skills for living a full, healthy life with an ongoing health condition.

The Living well Workshop was developed by Stanford University for people with a variety of ongoing conditions such as: diabetes, asthma, depression, anxiety, cancer, heart disease, pain, arthritis, HIV/AIDS and other health concerns.  Activities create confidence around regaining control of your life, gaining relief from symptoms, staying active and enjoying life.

Locations and dates:

Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th/ Thurman.  Starts Wednesday, May 28, 2008 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM for six weeks.  The last class will be held on July 2.

Elm Court Loaves & Fishes Center, 1032 SW Main St./11th.  Starts Monday, June 2, 2008 from 3-5:30 PM for six weeks.  The last class will be held on July 7. These classes are free.

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Volunteering

Mentor an adult exiting prison

 

You can MAKE A DIFFERENCE by being a MENTOR to individuals re-entering the Portland community after being incarcerated. The Portland Partners Reentry Initiative is dedicated to helping people successfully re-enter the Portland community after incarceration by increasing their access to employment, education and support services.

 

Major Role:

To serve as a mentor to an adult who is transitioning from incarceration to the community.

 

Major Responsibilities:

·       Offer support, encouragement, and motivation to participant with whom you have been matched.

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Help Habitat for Humanity at the Greener Homes and Gardens Fair

On May 17th and 18th The Greener Homes and Gardens Fair will take place at the Portland Expo Center. This fair will feature over 100 exhibitors that are involved with everything from greener gardenign/landscaping, renewable energy, transportation, and green remodeling, to basic wellness. Habitat for Humanity will be the center of this with a display of a sustainable LEED home model they are going to begin to use in Portland.

Habitat will also be looking for help running the fair. Volunteers will have the role of hosts to the exhibitors, helping them with setting up and knowing where things are and releaving them at lunch breaks. Volunteers are also needed for Greeting and taking donations at the door and cleaning up afterwards.

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Our United Villages (OUV) Website Maintenance Volunteer

 

Volunteer Needed: Our United Villages (OUV)  Website Maintenance Volunteer

 

Our United Villages Inspires People to Value and Discover Existing Resources to Strengthen the Social and Environmental Vitality of Communities

 

Project Description:

Our United Villages is in search of a website maintenance volunteer well versed in Dreamweaver MX to add new content to its website - http://www.ourunitedvillages.org/.  This is a short term volunteer project that may potentially lead to additional volunteer opportunities in the future. Important: Volunteer must specifically be familiar with the MX version of Dreamweaver. Someone with an eye for layout design would be great!

 

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Stop the Invasion: Volunteer for Down By The Riverside on May 17

Stop the Invasion: Volunteer for Down By The Riverside on May 17

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