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Duke Shepard at Friendly House TOMORROW

Gay & Grey participants, volunteers and allies,

I want to remind you that Duke Shepard, policy advisor for Gov. Kitzhaber
will be at Friendly House tomorrow, June 3rd at 3pm to hear from you about
issues and concerns impacting LGBT elders. We hope to see you here!

Duke Shepard

Policy Advisor at Office of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber


Portland, Oregon Area

* Policy Advisor at Office of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

* Political Director at Oregon AFL-CIO

* Board Member at Mt. Hood Community College


* Economic Development/Small Business Policy Manager at Portland Business Alliance

Monday Masala Music: Sean Frenette & Lindsey Stormo

Multi-instrumentalist Sean Frenette and vocalist Lindsey Stormo will fill the Little Church music at Living Earth's Monday Masala, offering a distinctive blend of jazz, folk, and Irish music, flavored with Northern Indian classical influences. The performance is a benefit for Living Earth's Brown Bag Food Project.

The Little Church
5138 NE 23rd Ave., Portland
Suggested donation $10, but all are welcome
Sean Frenette and vocalist Lindsey Stormo will fill the Little Church with a distinctive blend of jazz, folk, Irish, and classical music, flavored with Northern Indian influences. The music will start a little after 7:00 pm. See www.livingearthgatherings.org for more details.

Free Summer Construction Camp for Girls

Join Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. this summer for our fifth annual Building Girls Summer Camps! This free camp for girls teaches  basic carpentry by building a shed for a community garden.  High school girls frame the shed, middle school girls paint it and install the trim.  All girls play games, go on field trips and have a great time! 

Camps are at two locations.  Mount Hood Community College camp is from June 20 - 24  for high schoolers and June 28 - July 1 for middle schoolers.  At the University of Portland camp is from July 18 - 22 for high schoolers and July 26 - 29 for middle schoolers.  Camp is FREE. 

Oregon Global Warming Commission Workshop June 9 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Multnomah County, The City of Portland and The Oregon Global Warming Commission (OGWC) invite you to a community forum to discuss proposed statewide greenhouse gas reduction strategies. This is your opportunity to share your insights about the OGWC Roadmap to 2020, a series of actions designed to help Oregon achieve its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from today's levels.  For more information on the Oregon Global Warming Commission and the Roadmap to 2020, please visit www.keeporegoncool.org.

June 9, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Naturescaping for Backyard Habitats Garden Tour - Free

Not Your Average Yard Tour

 The Naturescaping for Backyard Habitats Tour focuses on the use of native plants to create habitat right in your back yard for our native wild life and migrating birds while avoiding synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. This tour is in partnership between the Backyard Habitat Certification Program (a partnership between Columbia Land Trust and Audubon Society of Portland) and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.  This is a unique opportunity to see lush, low maintenance home landscapes that attract wildlife, conserve water, and have no need for the use of synthetic fertilizer and pesticides in our area.

Free! Cycle the Well Field, this Saturday

Cycle the Well Field

Saturday, June 4, 8:45am - 1:30pm

Meet at Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station, 9920 NE Cascades Pkwy,
Portland OR 97220


Achieving Energy Independence with Senator Jeff Merkley

On June 3, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley will discuss his plan to eliminate all foreign oil imports from non-North American nations in twenty years. He will propose steps to make this happen, which include increased production and use of electric vehicles, improved efficiency of freight transportation, additional investment in mass transit and further development of alternative transportation fuels.

Growing and Harvesting Catnip from Seed

June 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Gresham Library Story Room, 385 NW Miller.

Learn the natural gardening techniques to grow and harvest fresh catnip from the garden eight months out of the year. Tips on how to dry, preserve and use catnip will be discussed along with why some cats are into catnip and others are not.

The class is FREE, taught by the 501c3 nonprofit Catink.org whose mission is to establish cats as family members too valuable to abandon.

For information: [email protected] or see catinkorg.blogspot.com

Daybreak Cohousing Community Offers Social and Tour on June 5

Meet members of Daybreak Cohousing, learn about cohousing and tour the community on Sunday, June 5, 1:30-3:30 pm on site at 2525 N. Killingsworth Street. (#72 Killingsworth bus or Max to the Killingsworth station). Daybreak Cohousing recently won a national Livable Communities Award and was named one of the nations “top 10 green cohousing developments” by Natural Home Magazine. Daybreak members range in age from babies to 70+. Homes have most of the features of conventional homes, and members also enjoy extensive common facilities.

For more information, contact Ken at [email protected], 503-310-7044 or visit www.daybreakcohousing.org

Future socials: 1st Sunday and 3rd Thursday of each month

Mix, a benefit for JWF

Mix at Pearl Audio Video

Benefiting The Jeremy Wilson Foundation

From film photographer Christina Weber's incessant wanderlust comes Mix, a
selection of works sharing the sights and scenes she's experienced in her
travels throughout the west. Pearl Audio Video, 1038 NW Johnson, is hosting
the First Thursday opening reception benefiting The Jeremy Wilson Foundation
from 6-9:00pm. The JWF is dedicated to helping uninsured and underinsured
local musicians and their families in times of medical crisis.