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Digest for April 3, 2008

Digest Contents:

NW Documentary Student Showcase - April 4
ERA Activities Calendar April - June 2008
Birding Events and Festivals: Morning Bird Song Walks 2008
Portland Airport’s Red-tailed Hawks with Dave Helzer
FOTOKIDS to Exhibit Art in Portland after Attending Seeds of Compassion Event with the Dalai Lama in Seattle
Multnomah County Sustainability Film Series
Gresham Book Sale
Sojourn Theatre's Throwing Bones runs this weekend & next!
Streetcar planning feedback
Farmers Market this Saturday!
AmeriCorps Alumns Events in April
OMSI Evaluation Associate Position
Administrative Assistant Opening-World Affairs Council of Oregon
Receptionist Opening at IRCO's Asian Family Center
Executive Director Vision Action Network - Beaverton, OR
Want to play with BroadArts Theatre?
Would you like to help Change the World, One Joke at a Time?
Volunteers of all sorts needed for Candidates Gone Wild on April 28th
Mentoring is a small investment in time that can make a big difference to a young person.

Events

NW Documentary Student Showcase - April 4

Come to McMenamin's Mission Theater & Pub Friday, April 4 for an evening of locally produced short documentaries. Sit back, relax, enjoy a beer and burger, and be the first to see the latest batch of shorts from NW Documentary's Exploring Documentary Production workshop.

WHAT: NW Documentary Student Showcase

WHEN: Friday, April 4, 7:30 pm

WHERE: Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan

HOW: Just $5 at the door (21+ only) to support the ongoing educational efforts of NW Documentary, celebrating its fifth year!

Learn more about these community workshops at NW Documentary Arts & Media's website, www.nwdocumentary.org.

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ERA Activities Calendar April - June 2008

Whether you are in the closet or out of the closet, new to your identity or have all ways known......theres a place in ERA for you! Elder Resource Alliance, a program of Friendly House Inc. is the only program in Portland metro whose purpose is to provide advocacy and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex senior citizens. Allies are welcome to ERA activities unless otherwise noted.Many, but not all activities are held at Friendly House Community Center.

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Birding Events and Festivals: Morning Bird Song Walks 2008

When: Apr 01, 2008 07:00 AM

Contact: Steve Engel

[email protected]

971-222-6119

Audubon Society of Portland is proud to sponsor the 2008 season of weekday morning free Bird Song Walks! From beginners to advanced birders, anyone who is fascinated by the sounds of birds should take advantage of these guided walks to the metro area’s prime spring migration hot-spots. By starting with the earliest trips you can learn the songs of the common resident species, then when the migrants arrive you’ll be able to sort them out during the morning chorus.

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Portland Airport’s Red-tailed Hawks with Dave Helzer

When: Apr 08, 2008 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM  

The Port of Portland has developed an innovative strategy for managing the Red-tailed Hawks that utilize the area around Portland International Airport (PDX) for nesting, foraging, and migration. photo: Alex Lauber

Traditional approaches throughout the nation for managing wildlife near airfields have focused on lethal control. Instead, the Port of Portland has developed an innovative program for managing red-tails and other wildlife near PDX that focuses on non-lethal approaches.

Audubon Society of Portland has worked with the Port since 1995 to develop and expand this program, and many of its approaches are now being replicated at airports across the country.

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FOTOKIDS to Exhibit Art in Portland after Attending Seeds of Compassion Event with the Dalai Lama in Seattle

Child Aid, a thriving Portland-based non profit, serving thousands of needy children and their families in Guatemala and Oaxaca, Mexico, is honored to host a FOTOKIDS exhibit April 19-20. FOTOKIDS (www.fotokids.org)is a project that provides young people living in the poorest barrios of urban and rural Guatemala with educational and artistic opportunities. Four visiting Guatemalan Fotokids students will be at the exhibit on April 19th, 2008 at 7pm to speak about their work.

For more information visit: http://www.child-aid.org/wa/child/aid/C338

Or call Child Aid at 503-223-3008

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Multnomah County Sustainability Film Series

“The End of Suburbia” is the first film to be screened in a four part series, and will be shown in honor of Earth Day on April 20th, 5 pm @ McMenamin's Bagdad Theater. The film is free and open to the public. Also, “What will skyrocketing oil prices mean for us?”, a Portland Peak Oil Panel Q&A will be held immediately after to talk about solutions. Please join us for this fascinating documentary and discussion.

Tim Lynch - Americorps Member - Multnomah County Sustainability Program [email protected]

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Gresham Book Sale

The Friends of the Multnomah County Library will hold its benefit spring book sale the weekend of April 26-27 at the Gresham Town Fair shopping center in the former Hollywood Video store, 670 NW Eastman Parkway.

Public hours will be 11 am to 6 pm Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm Sunday. From 9 to 11 am Saturday, the sale will be open to members only -- but memberships may be purchased at the door. On Sunday, everything will be half price.

No scanners or other electronic devices to seek book information will be allowed during the two members-only hours. Devices will be allowed for the rest of the sale, but they may be used only at the merchandise tables and only on one item at a time. Items may not be set aside to be scanned later.

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Sojourn Theatre's Throwing Bones runs this weekend & next!

SOJOURN THEATRE presents THROWING BONES Miracles, Medicine, Mortality from Portland to South Africa and back

Limited Engagement! March 28 - April 13 Thursday - Sunday 8pm

Concordia University's Nursing Skills Lab #M105 2805 NE Liberty Street, Portland (Tri-Met #9 & #75)

$15/ticket; $10 students (w/ ID at door, limited availability); $12 group discount for groups of 8+

Tickets on sale now at www.sojourntheatre.org

For group tickets or information: 971.544.0464 or [email protected]

"...Throwing Bones succeeds as an examination of culture clash, medical and otherwise." -- Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week

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Streetcar planning feedback

From The Portland Tribune:

The Portland Office of Transportation will hold five citywide meetings in April to gauge public interest in potentially creating new streetcar lines in different parts of the community.

The long-term “streetcar system plan” would create a citywide network of corridors in certain areas, as well as an implementation strategy.

Streetcar supporters say there’s a growing need for alternative transportation infrastructure, considering Metro’s growth projections of 300,000 new residents in the city and 1 million new residents in the region by 2030.

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Farmers Market this Saturday!

Signs of spring in Portland? Not so many these last few weeks. Unless daffodils being shredded by hail is a harbinger of seasonal change. The Portland Farmers Market (portlandfarmersmarket.org) opens their 17th season this Saturday, so hopefully the growing season will follow.

More than 100 local vendors will gather on the Park Blocks of the Portland State University campus. Come and welcome them back to the city and peruse the stalls for early season produce, herb and vegetable starts, flowers, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs, artisan cheese and chocolates, nuts, honey and prepared specialty foods.

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AmeriCorps Alumns Events in April

Global Youth Service Day Saturday, April 26, 9:30am-1:30pm

Come join Children's Day, a project on Global Youth Service Day, to celebrate equal rights for children with all abilities! We will help support this event which includes a festival and parade to raise awareness of all abilities. We will be specifically helping with fun activities for children with special needs. The event is in Harleman Park in Cornelius, close to Forest Grove. Car pooling will be available from downtown Portland. To sign up for this project, please contact Emily Gilliland at [email protected]

AmeriCorps Alums Takes on Trivia Night Sunday, April 20th 6:30-9:00ish at Albina Green 5128 N. Albina

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Jobs & Internships

OMSI Evaluation Associate Position

OMSI is seeking an Evaluation Associate to lead some Evaluation and Visitor Studies activities and provide support on others. This is a part-time, temporary position. View the position description below, or visit: http://www.omsi.edu/info/employment/jobs.cfm?jobid=437

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

--Support ethical treatment of human evaluation and research subjects. Complete related training as required.

--Initiate and/or support OMSI's evaluation process for individual projects.

--Lead or support the development of evaluation instruments.

--Participate in the preparation and execution of data activities including literature reviews, data collection, and data analysis as assigned.

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Administrative Assistant Opening-World Affairs Council of Oregon

World Affairs Council of Oregon

Position Opening: Administrative Assistant Deadline: April 14, 2008

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Receptionist Opening at IRCO's Asian Family Center

Title: Receptionist Wage Range: $24,000 - $26,000/yr + Benefits Location: 4424 NE Glisan Portland, OR 97213 APPLY AT: www.irco.org

Position Summary: Provide customer service to IRCO's location at the Asian Family Center’s (AFC) for guests, clients, and employees. Direct individuals and telephone calls to the appropriate employee. Provide accurate telephone messages and related information to employees. Provide daily sign in/out sheet for employees. Interface directly with all levels of personnel, both internal and external. Create agenda and take minutes for AFC staff meetings. Work in a multi-cultural environment to provide services that meet AFC's goals and objectives.

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Executive Director Vision Action Network - Beaverton, OR

VISION ACTION NETWORK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OPENING Application Deadline Extended to Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:00pm

Please view entire job description and application details: www.visionactionnetwork.org

The Vision Action Network Board of Directors is seeking a new Executive Director to help lead this successful organization in our work toward collaborative community solutions for Washington County. If you have skills and experience in building alliances, implementing collaborative action that involves diverse sectors of the community and managing an agency, we encourage you to apply.

Hiring Range: $65,000-$78,000 plus benefits, including sick and vacation leave, and health and dental coverage. Retirement contributions begin after one year of employment. This is a full time position.

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Want to play with BroadArts Theatre?

BroadArts would like to invite you to participate in our newest original theatre-comedy with music, WONDERBROADER. WONDERBROADER celebrates global women who are changing our futures now, by working for peace, equality, justice, sustainability and compassion.

If you saw WONDERBROADS then you know that our new play will feature similarly funny, edgy, dangerous, factual, inspiring, sexy, interactive theatre. Set against a fictional and funny background, WONDERBROADER incorporates real stories of women who are even now changing the face of history/ herstory.

Wanna play?

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Would you like to help Change the World, One Joke at a Time?

Do you sing? Do you act? Do you make people laugh? Are you interested in original, progressive touring theatre? If YES- continue reading! There be jobs yonder! If no~ well, you'll always have YouTube...

BroadArts Theatre, your favorite comedy music theatre company, invite you to play along with our newest original theatre-comedy with music, WONDERBROADER. WONDERBROADER celebrates global women who are changing our futures now, by working for peace, equality, justice, sustainability and compassion.

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Volunteering

Volunteers of all sorts needed for Candidates Gone Wild on April 28th

Candidates Gone Wild is the zany, unique political event of the year, brought to you by the Oregon Bus Project and the Willamette Week. Since 2002, Portlanders have looked forward to this irreverent approach to local candidates and campaigns. On Monday, April 28, at the Roseland Theater, host STORM LARGE will preside over our latest political cage match. From start to finish, Candidates Gone Wild is a volunteer run effort (Often powered by beer).

We’ll need about 50 volunteers to pitch in the night of the event, for the dress rehearsal on April 27th and a few the week before to prepare including roles such as:

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Mentoring is a small investment in time that can make a big difference to a young person.

West Side Connections is a community-based mentoring program sponsored by Neighborhood House, Inc.

We serve youth ages 7 to 14 who attend school in SW Portland.

Volunteer mentors share low or no-cost activities with the youth while offering friendship, support and guidance.

The commitment is 2 or 3 hours each week for a minimum of one year.

For more information about our program or to receive an application, please contact:

John Grueschow - 503-244-2292. Email: [email protected]

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