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Digest for March 31, 2008

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WVDO Conference - Early Registration Deadline April 1st
Attention Community Groups: Exhibit for Free at Community Event!
PLANT A TREE FOR EARTH DAY
New OMSI Podcast: Northern Lights and Sports in Space
Join one of the largest Earth Day events in the country: SOLV IT
Gardening Workshop Wed, April 2nd @ Peoples
SOUTHEAST UPLIFT SEEKS OFFICE SPECIALIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Job posting: Personal Agent, Inclusion, Inc.
Job Opening: Portland Habitat for Humanity - Accountant
Job Closed - Mental Health Housing Case Manager (1.0 FTE)
Ride Connection Development/Outreach Coordinator Position Open
Adolescent Primary Counselor
Youth Outpatient Counselor
Recovery Mentors & Recovery Transition Advocates
Maintenance Worker
Youth Milieu Counselor - Graveyard
Job posting: Personal Agent, Inclusion, Inc.
CareLink Bilingual Client Advocate (1.0 FTE)
CareLink Client Advocate (1.0 FTE)
Housing Case Manager (1.0 FTE)
Finance Manager Oregon Council for the Humanities
Big Brothers Big Sisters Position Opening
Free printers to be donated to non-profits
All About Donations
Free document scanner to non-profit
FREE to a non-profit organization:
Earn FREE office and school supplies for your organization!
Computer-Free to a nonprofit-Old G3 Macintosh
Free office skills training for the Asian community
Free workshops: Living Well with Chronic Conditions
-Growing Gardens Workshops-
Do you love to help others through cooking?
Community Energy Project - April 1st to May 31st 2008
Oregon Environmental Council Outreach Volunteer Orientation - May 12th
Be A Short Term Foster Parent
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is looking for an office volunteer!
Mentor one child, change two lives!
Volunteers needed April 4 and 5 for community outreach

Events

WVDO Conference - Early Registration Deadline April 1st

Are you a development professional seeking to advance your career by pursuing a CFRE credential, or a seasoned professional that needs CFRE continuing educational credits?  

Attend WVDOs upcoming conference, From Vision to Reality: Leadership and Best Practices in Development and you can acquire 9.5 hours or continuing education credit towards certification. The organization that grants CFREs has reviewed the conference program and finds it meets all continuing education requirements.  

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Attention Community Groups: Exhibit for Free at Community Event!

Attention Community Groups: Exhibit for Free at Community Event!

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PLANT A TREE FOR EARTH DAY

PLANT A TREE FOR EARTH DAY

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT GOTTER PRAIRIE

Oregon vole forages for plants. Red tail hawk circles overhead hunting its prey. Threatened species like the red-legged frog lay their eggs in the wetland. Gotter Prairie Natural Area is a fantastic 170 acre prairie complex; the largest of its kind in the Tualatin watershed. Oregon wildlife like vole and hawk need prairie habitat to find the food they need to survive. Volunteers will get their hands dirty to help restore Gotter Prairie and learn about the animals that live there. Great activity for individuals, families and groups!

Community Restoration Events

Saturday, April 5 and 19, 9am – Noon

Contact:

 

Monica Smiley

Executive Director

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New OMSI Podcast: Northern Lights and Sports in Space

New OMSI Podcast: Northern Lights and Sports in Space

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:

What causes the northern lights?

Could you play sports in space, if you had a spacesuit?

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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Join one of the largest Earth Day events in the country: SOLV IT

Join one of the largest Earth Day events in the country: SOLV IT

Join SOLV and thousands of other volunteers across the Portland area on Saturday, April 19th from 9 am to 1 pm for SOLV IT, one of the largest Earth Day events in the nation. This year we have over 100 project sites in the Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Columbia, and Yamhill counties. Activities include illegal dumpsite cleanup, watershed restoration, invasive plant removal, litter removal, and neighborhood beautification.

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Gardening Workshop Wed, April 2nd @ Peoples

Come to a Growing Gardens Healthy Soil for Healthy Plants Workshop!

When: This Wednesday from 6-8pm (During the People's Farmer's Market!)

Where: People's Coop Community Room People's is located on 21st just North of Powell Growing Gardens does ask for a sliding scale donation of $3-10 for our workshops to support our many programs, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited so it is reccomended that you pre-register.

Call Emily at 503-284-8420 or email [email protected]

Check out our full workshop schedule online at http://growing-gardens.org/portland-gardening-resources/workshops.php

Thank you!

Emily Gowen Home Garden Coordinator Growing Gardens 503-284-8420 [email protected]

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Jobs & Internships

SOUTHEAST UPLIFT SEEKS OFFICE SPECIALIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:

Administrative Assistant/Office Specialist Southeast

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Job posting: Personal Agent, Inclusion, Inc.

Inclusion, Inc, a nonprofit support services brokerage, is accepting résumés for Personal Agent(s) to join our small but growing team. Our mission is to assist people with developmental disabilities to access resources and opportunities so they can choose to live their lives their own way.

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who not only have the relevant case management experience and bookkeeping skills to perform the job, but who also possess a desire to encourage and facilitate individualized choice, to creatively scout resources and to build community partnerships to best benefit our customers’ quality of life.

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Job Opening: Portland Habitat for Humanity - Accountant

Title: Staff Accountant

Supervisor: Finance Director

Status: Part-time / Non-exempt

The accountant will support the finance and accounting operations of Portland Habitat for Humanity. The primary functions include the processing of accounts payables and receivables, the implementation of home sales and mortgage processing, and assisting with payroll processing. This is a permanent 20-30 hour per week position.

Key Responsibilities:

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Job Closed - Mental Health Housing Case Manager (1.0 FTE)

Description:The Mental Health Case Manager provides high-quality, coordinated, strengths-based social services that are consistent with the agency’s strategic plan, mission and budget. Duties include: providing home-based case management, goal planning, information and referral, advocacy, and eviction prevention to CAP’s Supportive Housing Program clients who are HIV+ and have co-occurring mental health and addiction issues and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; assisting with client planning meetings and mediation as needed; accurately completing forms; entering data into the agency database in a timely and accurate manner; working collaboratively and communicating effectively with community partners both with and/or on behalf of housing clients.

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Ride Connection Development/Outreach Coordinator Position Open

Ride Connection is a private nonprofit providing transportation to older adults and people with disabilities living in the tri-county area. We are seeking a Development/Outreach Coordinator to join our team.

The Development /Outreach Coordinator supports the Development Manager in marketing Ride Connection’s programs, increase public awareness of the services it provides, and assist in raising funds and advocacy.

Outgoing personality, excellent oral and written communication abilities, strong interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, document design experience, collaborative approach, flexibility and solid computer skills are required.

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Adolescent Primary Counselor

De Paul Treatment Centers serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We currently have an excellent opportunity for a full-time Primary Counselor in our Youth Residential Facility. Counselor position provides professional treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders in a supportive team oriented clinical environment. Responsibilities include group facilitation and individual therapy with reasonable caseload and case management support. Outstanding opportunity for applicant seeking licensure; exceptional supervision and significant direct client contact hours provided. Candidates must be familiar with strength based counseling and have knowledge of dual diagnosis, SOC and MI. MA required. CADC I preferred.

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Youth Outpatient Counselor

De Paul serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently hiring for a full time counselor with our Youth Outpatient Program located in NE Portland. Ideal candidate will possess a Masters Degree & CADC I with experience using evidence-based practices and working with adolescent mental health and A&D issues. Some evening and weekend work required. Bilingual and multicultural applicants encouraged to apply.EOE

If recovering, position requires 2+ years of continuous sobriety.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to:

De Paul Treatment Centers, Inc. Attn: Human Resources 1312 SW Washington St. PO Box 3007 Portland, OR 97208-3007 Fax: (503) 535-1190 [email protected]

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Recovery Mentors & Recovery Transition Advocates

Project Metamorphosis is currently looking for Recovery Mentors and Recovery Transition Advocates to fill entry level, part-time positions within an innovative grant program. Position involves ability to act as a peer among 16-24 year old street youth, providing support, information, referral and crisis intervention to homeless and street dependent youth. Candidates will have experience with addiction issues and homelessness. Qualifications include: experience and/or knowledge of the issues of homelessness and drug and alcohol addiction, GED/high school diploma preferred, at least 1 year continuous sobriety required, if in recovery. Position closes April 7, 2008.

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Maintenance Worker

De Paul serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are seeking a Maintenance Worker to perform basic maintenance and repair, painting, moving of furniture and renovation at our Youth Facility in NE Portland. Applicants should be able to identify and perform basic assessment of maintenance problems, with good problem-solving skills being essential. Basic understanding of plumbing, electrical and carpentry required. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma, or equivalent, and a valid driver’s license. This is a physically-intensive position requiring the ability to walk up and down stairs frequently and lifting/moving desks and furniture up to 100lbs while doing so. Applicants must also be able to work on a stepladder.

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Youth Milieu Counselor - Graveyard

De Paul serves the greater Portland community by providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services. We are currently seeking on-call Milieu Counselors to work at our Youth Alcohol and Drug treatment facility for Friday and Saturday graveyard shifts. Responsibilities include monitoring the behavior of our clients and intervening as appropriate, and assisting with day-to-day activities. Duties also include transporting clients, so applicants must possess an unrestricted driver’s license and be willing to drive a 15 passenger van. Knowledge of A&D, physiology or recovery preferred. AA degree and bilingual a plus. Position requires 2+ years’ continuous sobriety, if recovering.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

De Paul Treatment Centers, Inc.

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Job posting: Personal Agent, Inclusion, Inc.

Inclusion, Inc, a nonprofit support services brokerage, is accepting résumés for Personal Agent(s) to join our small but growing team. Our mission is to assist people with developmental disabilities to access resources and opportunities so they can choose to live their lives their own way.

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who not only have the relevant case management experience and bookkeeping skills to perform the job, but who also possess a desire to encourage and facilitate individualized choice, to creatively scout resources and to build community partnerships to best benefit our customers’ quality of life.

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CareLink Bilingual Client Advocate (1.0 FTE)

JOB SUMMARY:Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the leading HIV prevention, education, housing, advocacy and services organization in Oregon, seeks a CareLink Bilingual Client Advocate to assist newly diagnosed and out of care people living with HIV, access and remain in HIV primary care, substance abuse treatment and mental health services. The CareLink Bilingual Client Advocate works with CAP and other service providers to assist people living with HIV who are newly diagnosed and are not in medical care, substance abuse, or mental health services in engaging and staying connected to those services. The Advocate will also work with clients who have been disengaged from medical care for more than 6 months to reengage them with core medical services.

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CareLink Client Advocate (1.0 FTE)

JOB SUMMARY:Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the leading HIV prevention, education, housing, advocacy and services organization in Oregon, seeks a CareLink Client Advocate to assist newly diagnosed and out of care people living with HIV, access and remain in HIV primary care, substance abuse treatment and mental health services. The CareLink Client Advocate works with CAP and other service providers to assist people living with HIV who are newly diagnosed and are not in medical care, substance abuse, or mental health services in engaging and staying connected to those services. The Advocate will also work with clients who have been disengaged from medical care for more than 6 months to reengage them with core medical services.

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Housing Case Manager (1.0 FTE)

Description:Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the leading HIV prevention, education, housing, advocacy and services organization in Oregon, seeks an experienced professional to coordinate programs targeting single adults and families living with HIV, including intake and assessment, supportive housing, and early intervention. This position will be responsible for providing high-quality, coordinated services to HIV+ and at-risk persons. Responsibilities include housing planning and placement assistance, goal-planning, ongoing home-visits, coordination of services, information and referral, and eviction prevention services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•Bachelors Degree in social services or related field

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Finance Manager Oregon Council for the Humanities

Finance Manager Oregon Council for the Humanities

OCH seeks individual to assist Executive Director in management of finances and budget, including requests, reporting and communication to federal agency; budget oversight; financial statements; and accounting. Qualifications for this .62 fte, salaried position ($29,990+ benefits) include B.A., interest or experience in humanities-based programming, at least 5 years of experience in nonprofit finance administration, as well as:

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Position Opening

The Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest’s mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. For over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the nation’s premier mentoring agency, providing professional support for the development of positive relationships between youth in need and caring mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest local provider of one-on-one mentoring in Portland and Southwest Washington — serving Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Clark and Cowlitz counties. Columbia Northwest is one of the fastest growing agencies in the nation, starting with no matches in 2002 to serving more than 2,250 children in 2007.

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Nonprofit News

Free printers to be donated to non-profits

Free printers to be donated to non-profits

We are upgrading some of our computer equipment and have an Epson Stylus 900 and a HP photo scanner available to donate to registered 501(c)3 non-profits. First-come; first-served - only one printer per request to help spread out this donation. (so you can't have both!) Please call Pathfinder Writing and Career Services at 503-539-3954 or email: [email protected] if you would like to have one of these items donated to your organization.

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All About Donations

DonorsResource.org is a centralized on line hub that connects donors with nonprofit organizations in need of resources and goods. Sign up is free for non profit organizations. DonorsResource.org is a program of Sisters of the Community (SOC) a 501 c 3 non profit organization.

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Free document scanner to non-profit

Free document scanner to non-profit

As a result of equipment upgrading, we have a document/photo scanner available (non-compatible to Windows Vista) to donate to registered 501(c)3 non-profits. First-come; first-served. Please call Pathfinder Writing and Career Services at 503-539-3954 or email: [email protected] if you would like this item to be donated to your organization.

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FREE to a non-profit organization:

Brother Intellifax 775, plain paper fax, phone and copier plus two new cartridges and instruction manual.

Panasonic 5.8 GHz expandable cordless two-line phone system with two handsets and answering system, plus instruction manual.

Contact Julie at 503-295-1230 or [email protected]

 

Julie Young

Executive Director

Chess for Success

2701 NW Vaughn Suite 101

Portland, OR  97210

503-295-1230

503-295-4098 Fax

www.chessforsuccess.org

 

Helping children succeed one move at a time.

 

Please consider making a DONATION.

 

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Earn FREE office and school supplies for your organization!

Schoolhouse Supplies is recruiting new non-profits to be a part of our Pickup Partner (PUP) program.  By picking up donations for us, you earn certificates for shopping trips to our free school supply store!  One shopping trip is worth an average of $200-$250 in supplies!  Here’s how it works…

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Computer-Free to a nonprofit-Old G3 Macintosh

Maybe someone can use this.

It's a bit of a dinosaur, but it was a real workhorse for me for many years. If you have no tech budget this machine might be helpful to you until you do.

G3 Beige Server (it can be used to administer a Network if you have someone with some technical ability to set it up).

17" Apple Monitor, mid-sized SCSI flatbed scanner with slide/negative scanning capability, keyboard, mouse, speakers, cables.

333Mhz, 448 MB RAM, Rage video card, FireWire card, 8 GB internal drive, 8 GB external drive.

It is running OS 9.1, which I consider to be stable, has a version of FireFox (Internet browser) installed that works pretty well with the Internet considering how old it is.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Free office skills training for the Asian community

The Employment and Vocational Education (EVE) Program, part of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), is now enrolling for a course entitled Office Clerk Training.

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Free workshops: Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Living Well with Chronic Conditions will be having a workshop at The North YWCA, 5139 N. Lombard Street, Portland.

Six weekly sessions starting Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 1 to 3:30 PM

Or at Friendly House Community Center, 1737 NW 26th/Thurman, Starting Wednesday May 28, from 11-1:30. Lunch will be provided to the first 15 people who register.(let us know if you need transportation to the Friendly House workshop.

These program are for Seniors with chronic conditions and their families or caregivers.  

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-Growing Gardens Workshops-

-Growing Gardens Workshops-    Open to anyone! No prior experience necessary! Free for gardeners enrolled in our programs. For the general public, we ask for a sliding scale donation. The general area where the workshop will be held is indicated (N=North, NE=Northeast, SE=Southeast).   To sign up, please call 503-284-8420, or email [email protected] Space is limited, so please pre-register. We'll give you the exact address and directions when you sign up   Composting & Worm Bins Thursday, April 10th, 6:00-8:00pm (SE) Learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard debris into rich food for your garden. Feed your garden so it can feed you!  

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Volunteering

Do you love to help others through cooking?

 

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Community Energy Project - April 1st to May 31st 2008

Community Energy Project recently received a grant from Metro North Portland Enhancement Fund to provide safety-related yard debris removal, gutter cleaning, smoke alarm testing, household hazardous waste removal, and door and window screen mending for 30 qualified North Portland households. We will work with local agencies to recycle, compost, and properly dispose of unsafe materials.

The project will run from April 1st to May 31st 2008. To qualify for this service, a household must meet income qualifications and have members who are 55 and over or have a disability. To find out if you qualify or to sign up for this free service, visit us at www.communityenergyproject.org or Call for details! 503.284.6827 x104 OR email Matt at [email protected]

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Oregon Environmental Council Outreach Volunteer Orientation - May 12th

Tuesday May 12, 2009 5:30 – 7pm Oregon Environmental Council Outreach Volunteer Orientation; Community Events Tabler *RSVP by May 7th to Carrie at volunteer[at]oeconline.org*

Come join us for our Outreach Volunteer Orientation -- a great place to meet staff members, learn more about our programs, and discuss effective communication strategies.

Here's a bit more information about what OEC Outreach Volunteers do:

OEC is seeking active friendly Oregonians to work with us to increase the visibility of OEC. We provide outreach at community events that are fun and engaging for volunteers and the public. You will be talking about OEC with others, and giving them information they can use to in their quest to become more eco-healthy.

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Be A Short Term Foster Parent

The journey that empowered you could be your greates gift to a youth facing challenges. Boys & Girls Aid is seeking qualified and caring families or individuals to open up the their hearts and homes to children in need. Make a big difference with a shorter commitment. Once or twice a month is all it takes!

Call Boys & Girls Aid to learn more about short-term foster care. 503-542-2311

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SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is looking for an office volunteer!

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is looking for an office volunteer!

SMART partners with hundreds of schools statewide to deliver proven literacy support to K-3 children. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read with their families. Our vision is an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed.  Find out more about SMART at http://www.getsmartoregon.org.

If you share our vision and enjoy office work, we would LOVE to meet you!  Our office volunteer will help out with various projects including filing, research, and mailings. Preferably, you will be able to dedicate 2-4 hours a week, between 8:30am to 5pm.Please contact Dana Gantz at [email protected] if you are interested.

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Mentor one child, change two lives!

Join us in the effort to make a difference in the life of a child. One of the most effective ways you can help at-risk youth in your community is through mentoring. By spending only 10 hours a month with a child, you can change their life as well as yours.

Location: East County (Gresham and Troutdale) Time commitment: Only 10 hours a month for one year Requirements: Background checks and interviews are required

For more information about mentoring with Innovative Housing, Inc., please contact Angie Harbin at 503-226-4368, ext. 4 or [email protected]

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Volunteers needed April 4 and 5 for community outreach

The Red Cross is happy to announce a new project. Together We Prepare Our Neighborhoods. This project’s goal is to reach out to neighborhoods in the metro area with information about fire safety, disaster preparedness and first aid/CPR.

On April 4 and 5, our first neighborhood is Humboldt, and we would love your help!

For those who are ready to commit, in preparation, you will need to attend one of the following orientations:

Wednesday April 2nd – Red Cross Building, Columbia Room – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Friday April 4th – Humboldt Elementary School – 9:00am to 10:00am

Saturday April 5th – Humboldt Elementary School – 9:00am to 10:00am

Jobs available:

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