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Digest for September 22, 2009

Digest Contents:

Found Object Printmaking Workshop at The ReBuilding Center
Housecall Providers Benefit Breakfast - Nutrition & Health
GoGreen Conference Features Lunch & Learn with Top 10 Sustainability Growth Sectors
FREE TICKETS - Wed 9/23 Preview Performance of "Death of a Salesman" - Bag&Baggage; Productions
Examining Portland's "Built Environment"
Sharing Ideas: Grass-roots Projects Started by Neighbors
Fall Garden Tour Saturday September 26 11am-4pm
Administrative Assistant (part-time)
Volunteeer Services Coordinator
SUN Community School Instructor
Lunch Server
Homeownership Counselor
Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) Announces Diversity Initiative
Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) Announces Membership Discount for AmeriCorps Members
Call for Art: Shoe Show
Organization in need of a mannequin!
NAMI Courses
Fun volunteer opportunity for the Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative
Home Health & Safety Aide
Learn About Mentoring - The Coffee is on us!

Events

Found Object Printmaking Workshop at The ReBuilding Center

Upcoming reuse workshop at The ReBuilding Center: 

Found Object Printmaking

Exploration of fundamental, non-traditional and invented printmaking techniques to create prints from found materials. Print from the inventory of found objects available at The ReBuilding Center.  Students will seek out existing patterns, fabricated textures, interesting shapes or materials and learn how to pull a print by hand.  For all skill levels.

Wed Sept 30, 6-9pm & Sat Oct 3 10am-3:30pm

$65 Tuition + $10 material fee made payable to the instructor

Instructed by Ken Walker

 

Register at www.rebuildingcenter.org/classes.htm or call 503-445-1756 for additional class information.

 

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Housecall Providers Benefit Breakfast - Nutrition & Health

Please join Housecall Providers for a benefit breakfast at the Waverley Country Club on September 30, 2009 at 8 a.m. Dr. Miles Hassell, author of Good Food, Great Medicine will talk on “How a Greek Grandmother Would Improve the Health of the Nation – a look at nutrition science and lifestyle changes.” Dr. Hassell is a physician in private practice at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. A Certificate of Attendance will be available. We have been approved for one CEU each for pharmacists and naturopaths. The Waverley Country Club is located at 1100 SE Waverly Drive, Portland 97222. All proceeds benefit Housecall Providers, a nonprofit that brings primary medical care housecalls to homebound seniors and people with disabilities throughout the Portland metro area.

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GoGreen Conference Features Lunch & Learn with Top 10 Sustainability Growth Sectors

GoGreen Conference Features Valuable Lunch & Learn with Top 10 Sustainability Growth Sectors

AND Hosts Green Giant and Blue Sky Visionary Awards

 

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FREE TICKETS - Wed 9/23 Preview Performance of "Death of a Salesman" - Bag&Baggage Productions

Bag & Baggage Productions opens it's 2009/10 season as always with a great american classic! Authur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens this Friday 9/25 with preview performances 9/23 and 9/24 at the beautiful Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro.

-- SPECIAL OFFER -- We would like to extend a special offer to members of the CNRG community valid for 2 free tickets per person to Wed Preview 9/23/09. To obtain tickets visit http://www.bagnbaggage.org and follow links to Death of a Salesman. During checkout input code "cnrg" and your discount will be applied.

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Examining Portland's "Built Environment"

Portland is widely known as a well planned, forward-looking city, yet members of the design professions are troubled by a sense that we have been resting on our laurels. On September 25, a panel of three American Institute of Architect Fellows will suggest that Portland devise an “excellence in design” initiative that applies to everything in the city’s “built environment” – from sidewalks to architecture; from public squares to freeway structures.

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Sharing Ideas: Grass-roots Projects Started by Neighbors

Come learn about inspiring grass-roots community building projects from a panel of local organizers. Ask questions and learn from their experiences. See possibilities for replicating similar projects in your own neighborhood.

Free and open to all. Light meal provided. Child care, transportation, and interpretation available upon request.

Thursday, October 1st 6:00pm-9:00pm Grant Park Church 2728 NE 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97212 Trimet Bus #73

Hosted by Community Outreach of Our United Villages. Please let us know if you plan to attend by Friday, September 25 to [email protected] or call 503.546.7499. www.ourunitedvillages.org

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Fall Garden Tour Saturday September 26 11am-4pm

Portland Reading Foundation hosts:

Fall Garden Tour - Saturday September 26th.

Enjoy six gardens in North and NE Portland-a traditional cottage garden, a delightful mixture of garden art and unusual plants and more.

It's a self guided tour, tickets are $20 each. For an additional $10 Garden Fever is hosting a pre-tour talk with continental breakfast and lecture by Lucy Hardiman.

Purchase tickets at: Garden Fever 3433 NE 24th Ave Portland Nursery 5050 SE Stark Broadway Books 1714 NE Broadway or at our website: www.portlandreading.org

All proceeds go to hire experienced reading tutors for 1st -3rd grade, to assist children who are struggling readers in Portland Public Schools.

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Jobs & Internships

Administrative Assistant (part-time)

Organization: Oregon Mediation Association

Title: Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

Who We Are: The Oregon Mediation Association (OMA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to the development, support, and advocacy of mediation in the State of Oregon. We are looking for an experienced and energetic person with a passion for mediation and conflict resolution to fill our part-time (16 hours per week) Administrative Assistant position.

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Volunteeer Services Coordinator

"I Have a Dream" Foundation-Oregon is seeking applicants for the part-time position (20 hours per week) of Volunteer Services Coordinator.

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SUN Community School Instructor

Metropolitan Family Service is a non-profit agency dedicated to building stronger communities by providing services, connecting people with resources, and offering volunteer opportunities throughout the Portland, Oregon region.

 

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Lunch Server

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Portland Village School
position summary:

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding part-time job? The Portland Village School is in need of a Lunch Server. This is classified as a part-time temporary position, and the hours are Monday through Friday from 11:30am until 1:30pm.

Salary / Pay Rate:$9/hour
more info...

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Homeownership Counselor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:NEDCO, Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation
position summary:

Our organization is seeking to hire two Bilingual Home Ownership Counselors. One in our Salem office and one in our Eugene office.

This position has responsibility delivering the home ownership education and counseling program. Primary responsibilities include one-on-one counseling, teaching classes and workshops, and promoting the Homeownership Center of Lane County and the Homeownership Center of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Requirements: Experience teaching or presenting. Experience providing 1 on 1 consultations. Excellent bilingual, bi-cultural interpersonal, written and oral communications skills. Spanish and English required. Lending experience helpful. Ability to work some evenings and one Saturday a month.

Salary / Pay Rate:$28,000-$40,000
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) Announces Diversity Initiative

The Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) is committed to increasing membership from underrepresented groups, and to affirm that commitment, the Board of Directors has recently launched a diversity initiative in order to actively engage and support volunteer professionals of diverse backgrounds in NOVAA and the field of volunteer administration. It is critical that NOVAA ensure that our membership reflects the diversity of the community and the volunteer management profession in order to broaden our reach and effectiveness, and better serve volunteer administrators, organizations, volunteers, and service recipients.

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Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) Announces Membership Discount for AmeriCorps Members

Last month, the NOVAA Board of Directors voted to provide membership discounts to AmeriCorps members serving in Oregon-based programs for the 2009-2010 year. NOVAA is committed to supporting organizations that host AmeriCorps members, as well as assisting AmeriCorps members to attain their professional development goals; as such, NOVAA membership for AmeriCorps members for the 2009-2010 year is now $20.00 - half the cost of a regular membership!

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Call for Art: Shoe Show

Vision Gallery is now accepting shoe-related art in all mediums. Whether you design your own or build sculptures out of someone else’s, if your shoe art is made from 75% recycled, reused or reclaimed materials, we want to see it. Submit 3 jpgs with a brief artist’s statement, including dimensions of the work and materials used to [email protected] Deadline is October 15th. Show will run throughout the month of November.

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Organization in need of a mannequin!

Springdale Job Corps is in need of mannequins!

Yes, that's correct-mannequins. As part of the training here at Springdale, our students are educated in proper dress and office attire. But we need help!

We receive donations (though all are welcome) and have a great working boutique for both our young men and young women have to choose from for free. However, we have no place to showcase local styles, outfits and what's in for fall styles.

We need 2-3 mannequins, male and female forms, for our students to dress and use! These can be full form or half, fully limbed or limbless - we just need mannequins!

Please contact Asha Swem at 503-695-2245 x 244 or email at [email protected]

Thank you!

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Trainings

NAMI Courses

COURSE OFFERS HELP FOR FAMILIES OF THE MENTALLY ILL

A spouse is in and out of mental hospitals, suffering from schizophrenia.  A grown child returns home to live with his parents because his manic depression/bi-polar disorder does not allow him to function in society.  A young daughter is diagnosed with major depression. Where do family members turn when they are faced with the problems and heartaches that come from dealing with mental illness on a day to day basis?

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Volunteering

Fun volunteer opportunity for the Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative

The Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative (SOSI) is recruiting volunteers to help stage the Green Sprouts Organic Baby and Family Fest. This is a a fun, festive and educational one-day event for the whole family that celebrates and promotes the nurturing of life through nature. From pregnancy to childhood, parents can learn about and explore eco-friendly, community-involved, natural, and healthy options to raising their families.

The event will be held Saturday, September 26 from 10am - 5pm at Peninsula Park in Northeast Portland.

Volunteers are needed for the following times: •8:00am - 10:30am •10:30am - 2:30pm •2:30pm - 6:30pm

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Home Health & Safety Aide

Residents in affordable housing face barriers to keeping their home healthy and safe. Many live with disabilities and have difficulty keeping their space clean or moving heavy objects. A compassionate volunteer is sought to help a few of our residents organize their personal space to ensure their health and stability.

Scheduling is flexible, and depending on the task, a 1-3 hour time commitment is required.

To express interest, please contact Loren Guerriero at [email protected] or cal 503-231-0682 ext. 166.

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Learn About Mentoring - The Coffee is on us!

Come have a cup of coffee or tea and chat with an Oregon Mentors staff person about the mentoring opportunities in your community. With more than 40 programs in the Portland metro area there is a great variety to choose from. Want to encourage a foster child who’s aging out the system into school and life? Have a big heart for reading to elementary students? Think you could offer high school students insight into preparing for post secondary education? Want a great excuse to play more softball and go to more movies? We hope you’ll come learn more.

Where: Anna Bananas Coffee House 8716 N Lombard St Portland, OR 97203

When: Thursday, September 24th 4:30-6:30pm

We will post signage for Oregon Mentors

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