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Digest for March 5, 2010

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Skill Share Studio holds fun weekly events in NE Portland
Girls Inc. Girls' CommuniCARE Fundraiser
Local Youth Present "Aladdin" at Christian Youth Theater
Bill Nye the Science Guy in Portland on March 11th!
2010 Inter-Religious Action Network Faith Forum -- Faith & Health -- Wed. April 7th
Hillsboro Goes Hollywood! Join us on the red carpet this Sunday
PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
Accounting Assistant
OMSI Mentor Coordinator AmeriCorps Internship
Forest Grove Farmers Market CALL FOR ARTISTS - $100 PRIZE
3/9 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Make Your Etsy Shop Shine
Seeking Volunteer Business Mentors for Latino Business Development Project
Plant Trees this Saturday with Friends of Trees!
Volunteers needed for Mock Trial Competition
OMSI Photoblogger Volunteer

Events

Skill Share Studio holds fun weekly events in NE Portland

We'd love to see you at one of our totally fun weekly all-ages events!

Fridays @ 5pm - Circus Fun in the Park!

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Girls Inc. Girls' CommuniCARE Fundraiser

The GirlzCARE of "CommuniCARE" announce Winter Blah Spa Day!

Festivities include a manicure by a GirlzCARE team member and hourly workshops on Reflexology, Salsa Dancing, Qigong and Spoken Word by Renee Mitchell. Five baskets will be auctioned off as part of the fundraising efforts.

When: Sunday, March 7th from 12-6PM

Where: Girls Inc. Office 1233 SW Stark Portland, OR 97214

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Local Youth Present "Aladdin" at Christian Youth Theater

CYT Vanport is pleased to present an original musical production of the classic tale of a boy named Aladdin, starring 70 kids from throughout Portland and Gresham.

CYT’s original musical Aladdin has everything: A magic Genie, fantastic bad guys, heroic good guys, an entourage of harem girls and a true love story that will touch everyone’s heart. Aladdin and his resourceful Genie outwit the evil Jafar and his minions and save Princess Jasmine, all with the help of a magic lamp. The spectacular production numbers are set in the Cave of Wonders, the Baghdad marketplace and the Sultan’s Palace.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy in Portland on March 11th!

"Volcanoes Change the World…So Can You" with Bill Nye the Science Guy and the Mount St. Helens Institute!

Join Bill Nye on March 11 at 7:00pm March 11 at First Congregational Church in Portland as he brings you his own style of scientific discovery. Bill will share his thoughts on Mount St. Helens, 30 years after it’s catastrophic eruption in 1980. Expect some fun and entertaining experiments as well as a spirited question and answer session.

All proceeds will go towards the Mount St. Helens Institute's efforts to promote stewardship, science and appreciation of Mount St. Helens and the Pacific Northwest volcanic landscapes.

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2010 Inter-Religious Action Network Faith Forum -- Faith & Health -- Wed. April 7th

The Inter-Religious Action Network invites you to join us for the 2010 Community Faith Forum Faith & Health: Nurturing, Inspiring and Sustaining a Compassionate Community  

Faith community volunteers are stepping up and providing more service to those in need.  The 2010 Faith Forum is offering a special workshop that will focus on how we can keep our volunteers inspired and valued.

Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Roy Green, will invite us to explore what it means to be a compassionate community with story, teaching, personal reflection, and exploration of six sacred questions for promoting spiritual health.

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Hillsboro Goes Hollywood! Join us on the red carpet this Sunday

Join us for our first Academy Awards viewing party - on the big screen of the beautiful Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro!

Beginning at 4pm, we will welcome you on the Red Carpet, where you can have your picture taken, not to mention wave at the adoring fans and paparazzi.

Then proceed inside the Venetian Theatre where you can purchase specialty drinks and delicious food selections and mingle with others in the elite set, admiring their formalwear, costume, or pajamas. Make sure to fill out your Awards voting card before the show begins!

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Jobs & Internships

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:CODA INC.
position summary:

CODA, Inc., Portland’s oldest and most comprehensive non-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider has an immediate opening for

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

This full-time, exempt salaried position is located at our Gresham Recovery Center serving a diverse chemically-dependent adult female client population.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally, perform CPR for 15 minutes continuously, and negotiate staircase, reach, and handle objects. Direct exposure to patients in working environment.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and a cover letter indicating which position you are applying for to [email protected] Or mail to: CODA Inc., 1027 E. Burnside, Portland, OR 97214.

Salary / Pay Rate:The pay range is $3,100 - $3,400 per month, depending on qualifications.
more info...

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Accounting Assistant

The Business Education Compact seeks an experienced individual to support accounting functions for this 501 c3 non-profit organization located in Beaverton, Oregon (www.becpdx.org). The Accounting Assistant will perform accounting activities in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, organization policies and guidelines, and accepted accounting standards.

Essential Responsibilities

-- Assist with monthly bank reconciliation

-- Prepare payroll journal entries

-- Enter timecard data into Paychex system

-- Prepare and process A/R and A/P as directed

-- Assist in grant management tasks

-- Perform other accounting duties as assigned

Required Qualifications -- Minimum 2 years relevant and practical accounting experience

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OMSI Mentor Coordinator AmeriCorps Internship

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
position summary:

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking a Mentor Coordinator Intern to work with the summer Rising Stars youth volunteer program. This position may be filled by a LINKS AmeriCorps Member. See more details about LINKS AmeriCorps eligibility and member benefits below.

Type of Position: LINKS AmeriCorps Member

Length of Term: 20 - 30 hours/week for 15 weeks. (30 hours/week preferred.) 300 or 450 hours total.

Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted now, and this position will remain open until filled.

Service Dates: Start no later than June 1, 2010, and end no earlier than September 5, 2010. A start date of May 1 is preferred but negotiable.

Salary / Pay Rate:AmeriCorps education award (see details above)
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Forest Grove Farmers Market CALL FOR ARTISTS - $100 PRIZE

Each year the Forest Grove Farmers Market (managed by the Nonprofit Adelante Mujeres) conducts a poster contest, inviting local artists to design the poster for the market season. This is an exciting opportunity to make local art more visible in the community while supporting local artists. SUBMIT DESIGNS BY MARCH 31st.

The Details:

The top three finishers will receive cash prizes ($100, $50 and $25) and the winner’s design will be used as the official poster for the 2010 Market. Your poster must be 11 x 17 inches with a 2 inch margin (of fill space) to be used for sponsors’ logos and include the following information:

Forest Grove Farmers Market

Wednesdays 4 pm – 8pm

May 12 – October 13, 2010

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Q & A

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Trainings

3/9 Mercy Corps NW Seminar - Make Your Etsy Shop Shine

March 9th, 6-8pm

For anyone with an Etsy shop who would like to learn techniques to improve sales and gain a more thorough knowledge of how Etsy works.  (Etsy is a marketplace for handmade and vintage items.)

We'll cover: * goal setting and what can be achieved with Etsy based on the level of work you put in * Pros & cons of Etsy and reasonable expecations * re-examining product lines and creating a unique "spin" for your products * Basics for improving your shop, including tagging, taking food photos, descriptions, profile, pricing, etc. * Basics of promoting

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Volunteering

Seeking Volunteer Business Mentors for Latino Business Development Project

Adelante Mujeres’ small business development program, Adelante Empresas, is seeking volunteers to mentor a small Latino/a business. Our mentoring program is a way for professionals with business experiences to work one-on-one with an entrepreneur and share their knowledge in a way that develops the entrepreneur’s capacity while providing a valuable opportunity for the volunteer to give back to the community.

Adelante Empresas’ programs works towards improving the wellbeing of the growing Latino/a community through providing access to the social and economic capital necessary for Latino/a businesses to succeed in today’s society.

Currently, we are in need of mentors with the following skills:

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Plant Trees this Saturday with Friends of Trees!

Join Friends of Trees this Saturday, March 6th from 9am-1pm at SE 92nd Ave & SE Flavel St, Portland, OR 97266 as we help ‘green’ the I-205 multi-use path!

Come be a part of this amazing multi-year project that will help beautify east Portland, create habitat for birds and other animals and improve air quality! No experience necessary, Friends of Trees provides the tools, gloves, trees, donuts and coffee. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Planting volunteers should arrive at 8:45 to sign in and have a snack before the planting starts at 9!

For more information about this or any other upcoming planting, please contact Andy Meeks at [email protected], or call 503-2828-8846 ext. 24.

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Volunteers needed for Mock Trial Competition

Mock Trial Prep

Location: CLP Office, 620 SW Main St. Suite 102, Portland

Date/Time: Thursday, March 11 from 2pm to 5pm

Description: Putting together materials for the Oregon High School Mock Trial State Finals.

Mock Trial Event

Location: Hatfield Federal Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Ave, Portland

Date/Time: TWO SHIFTS: 1) Friday, March 12 from 2pm to 4pm; 2) Saturday, March 13 from 7am to 12pm

Description: Supporting the Mock Trial State Finals in various capacities including crowd control, setting up courtrooms, providing information to attendees, etc.

If interested, please contact Classroom Law Project at [email protected] or (503) 224-4424.

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OMSI Photoblogger Volunteer

OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Photoblogger Volunteer

POSITION SUMMARY: The Photoblogger Volunteer photographs various OMSI exhibit projects in production, writes short descriptions, and posts information on the OMSI Production Shop blog.

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