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Digest for May 30, 2008

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Get Empowered Workshop Series: Rainwater Harvesting, Solar Food Dehydrating, Wilderness Skills, Permaculture, and Earthen Ovens
6th Annual Hike 'n' Bike - June 14
Mercy Corps Benefit June 11 features Peter Yarrow
Halcyon Trio Oregon plays Norwegian Folk Variations
Depave event in North Portland, Monday June 16th
Event Coordinator wanted for Governor's Volunteer Awards
Urban Planning Program Manager Position Available at SE Uplift
CASA Volunteer Supervisor
Available positions at Neighborhood House - OPK
Volunteer Coordinator
Nominate an outstanding business or educator for a SOLV citizenship award!
New OMSI Podcast: Blood, Penguins, Radishes and Carrots
Love Books? Got time? Volunteer to spruce up, sort, and bundle books to be given to preschool children!
volunteer opoprtunity - marketing materials writer/artist

Events

Get Empowered Workshop Series: Rainwater Harvesting, Solar Food Dehydrating, Wilderness Skills, Permaculture, and Earthen Ovens

PRESENTATION: What Is Green Empowerment?

TODAY! 6:30 PM

Come learn about Green Empowerment's work to deliver potable water and electricity to rural communities in the developing world using renewable energy. Learn how to get involved by joining our July 2008 community connection tour to Chiapas, Mexico.

Get information about our Get Empowered workshop series this summer where you can learn how to build solar food dehydrators, rain water harvesting systems, earthen ovens, and more!

Location: REI Portland: 1405 NW Johnson St.

Date and Time: 5/29/2008 6:30 PM

Contact: Green Empowerment: (503)284-5774,[email protected]

Cost: Free Registration Required? No.

http://www.greenempowerment.org

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6th Annual Hike 'n' Bike - June 14

Hike ‘n’ Bike is a fundraiser for the Tualatin Hills Park Foundation. Choose the 10K Hike, 5K Hike, 1K Tike Hike ‘n’ Bike 15K or 30K Bike Ride - 7:30 am - 1 pm. Event starts at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex at 15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton. Visit www.thpf,org for details and event registration or call 503-629-6300.

For a minimum donation of $10 anyone can hike or bike, children under age ten are FREE. Every participant receives a goody bag filled with promotional items and an event T-Shirt (if you register on or before June 1). Routes include the Tualatin Hills Nature Park and other THPRD trails.

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Mercy Corps Benefit June 11 features Peter Yarrow

SPECIAL EVENT!

A BENEFIT FOR MERCY CORPS at The Monkey & The Rat fine & friendly objects from faraway places     Featuring a performance by PETER YARROW (of Peter Paul & Mary) and special musical guests    

When: Wednesday, June 11th, 7 – 10 pm

Where: The Monkey & The Rat – Old Town/Chinatown location                   

131 NW 2nd Street, Portland, OR (at NW Davis St) Phone: 503-224-3849   

www.monkeyandrat.com Admission: $30 at the door 100 % of donations benefit Mercy Corps http://www.mercycorps.org/  

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Halcyon Trio Oregon plays Norwegian Folk Variations

Norwegian Folk Variations, a composition by Greg Bowers that was commissioned by the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation for the Halcyon Trio Oregon, will be the center-piece of a concert at St. James Lutheran Church in Portland.

Jackie Van Paepaghem (voice), Debra Huddleston (piano/organ), Joan Haaland Paddock (trumpets) are the Halcyon Trio Oregon.

When: Friday, May 30, 7:30 pm Where: St. James Lutheran Church, 1315 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97201 Admission: $15 adults, $8 students $13 adults, $7 students for SHF members and members of St. James Information: www.scanheritage.org, (503) 977-0275 or [email protected]

This is the world premiere of the Bowers' composition.

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Depave event in North Portland, Monday June 16th

Depave event in North Portland, Monday June 16th

Depave – depave.org

http://depave.org

Action: June 16th, 10am-5pm

Location: 3120 N Williams, Portland, Oregon (3 blocks south of NE Fremont)

Name of Project: Fargo Gardens

Contact: Hindi Iserhott [email protected] 503.267.2973   

Once there were parking lots...Now it's a peaceful oasis – David Byrne  

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Jobs & Internships

Event Coordinator wanted for Governor's Volunteer Awards

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Awards Program & Event Coordinator Oregon Volunteers

Objective: Plan and execute 2008 Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon and Oregon Volunteerism Forum events on Friday, September 12, 2008.

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Urban Planning Program Manager Position Available at SE Uplift

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition seeks a full-time Urban Planning Program Manager, responsible for all elements of program management, technical assistance, and policy analysis advocacy within our coalition area. The Program Manager builds capacity in the neighborhood system by proactively assisting neighborhood volunteers to develop tactics to influence policy and development that affects the built environment. Southeast Uplift is a private, non-profit organization that serves 20 neighborhoods in SE and NE Portland south of Interstate 84. Please visit www.southeastuplift.org/content/job-posting for the full job description.

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CASA Volunteer Supervisor

Volunteer Supervisor needed for the Washington County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Hillsboro.

CASA for Children seeks an experienced child welfare/human services professional to supervise & support volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates working with abused children.

Requires solid background in child welfare or child/family services and/or volunteer management. A positive attitude and excellent communication, advocacy, teamwork, and volunteer management skills are required.

Spanish language skills a big plus! Substance abuse treatment background also helpful.

Cultural competency is a critical skill requirement.

Graduate degree and three years experience or equivalent. Salary MID-30's + benefits DOE.

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Available positions at Neighborhood House - OPK

Neighborhood House, Inc. Available Positions - OPK May 29, 2008  

Early Head Start/OPK Education/Disabilities Coor:  BA/BS in ECE, child/family dev. or related field, 3 yrs exp early childhood or special ed & l yr. supervisory exp.  Ability to develop/ write ed work plans & procedures, mentor home visitors, lead program improvement.  Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice.  Good computer skills.  Head Start experience preferred.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Edúcate Ya, a Latino non-profit in Portland, seeks a dynamic leader to perform outreach in the Latino communities of the greater Portland area, and to connect Latinos to services that include ESL, youth leadership training, and health education. Position pays $10/hour to start with the potential to increase to $15/hour. If interested, contact Rafael Arellano-Barrera 503.238.5790 [email protected]

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Nonprofit News

Nominate an outstanding business or educator for a SOLV citizenship award!

Nominate an outstanding business or educator for a SOLV citizenship award!

Do you know an exceptional educator or business? Nominate them for a SOLV Citizenship Award!

Deadline:  June 15, 2008

The SOLV Citizenship Awards recognize outstanding businesses, community groups, educators and individuals whose volunteer and community work reflects SOLV’s mission of preserving this treasure called Oregon.  Award winners will be honored at the 15th Annual SOLV Citizenship Awards Banquet in the late fall, at an elegant venue in downtown Portland.

Fill out the online form on SOLV’s website at www.Solv.org/special/citizenship_awards_banquet.asp

Tables and Tickets

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New OMSI Podcast: Blood, Penguins, Radishes and Carrots

New OMSI Podcast: Blood, Penguins, Radishes and Carrots

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 is blood red?

Why do penguins only live in the Southern Hemisphere?

Why are radishes sold with greens but carrots aren't?

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.

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Love Books? Got time? Volunteer to spruce up, sort, and bundle books to be given to preschool children!

The Children's Book Bank needs volunteers this weekend to help process over 1200 books that have been collected for preschool children who don't have books of their own.

Warehouse Location: 1728 NE Glisan St. (One block north of Sandy Blvd between NE 17th and NE 18th)

Shifts: May 31st, Saturday, 9AM - 11:30AM; June 1st, Sunday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM; June 2nd, Monday, 9AM - 11:30AM.

Enrich a child's life. Books recycled today help build a more literate population tomorrow!

To volunteer, please e-mail Danielle Swope, founder of The Children's Book Bank, at [email protected]

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volunteer opoprtunity - marketing materials writer/artist

Shared Housing matches people who need housing with people who have a room in their home to rent out.  We help people find housing where before they have found more barriers than help.  We need to redesign our tri-fold flyer and tabling materials to better explain what we do and how we do it.  Do you have a flair for producing marketing materials?  We would love to have your help getting our materials in shape.  Please contact Barbara at Shared Housing by email ([email protected]) or phone (503-225-9924)

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