City Repair is now accepting donations for their Most Magnimous Garage Sale taking place Saturday April 4th. If your Spring cleaning has recently unearthed any unused clothes, furniture, doo-dads, or family heirlooms, City Repair would be happy to take them off your hands--and all proceeds from the sale will go towards funding the annual Village Building Convergence. Bring all donations to City Repair headquarters at 3125 East Burnside in Portland. Drop off times are TODAY from 5-8pm and
This is the KBOO Community Calendar for Thursday, April 9th
Reuseablesolutions dot org is offering an environmental scholarship! To apply, all you have to do is prepare a handmade 4” x 6” postcard, created in any medium, that best reflects your environmental concerns, ideas for positive change, or ways to heal the world. Entries must be received by Earth Day, April 22, 2009. For details visit reuseablesolutions.org
Become part of the end to sexual violence. Here is a place to take a stand, a place to break the silence. Here we can Take Back the Night! As part of sexual assault awareness month, the Women's Resource Center is hosting Take Back The Night, TONIGHT, starting at 6:30 pm. Meet at Portland State University - South Park Blocks, 1525 SW Park Avenue in Portland. This event will include an inter-faith vigil, march and close with an empowering and unifying rally. More information at 503-725-5672.
"The Highest Tide" author will speak at Linfield College TONIGHT ! Jim Lynch, author, will present a reading and lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College, located at 2255 NW Northrup Street in Portland. "The Highest Tide," which won the 2006 Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award, is a coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old marine biology whiz kid who becomes a media sensation after he continues to discover exotic deep sea creatures on the tidal flats near his home on Puget Sound. (503) 413-7161
The Global Oneness Project presents a free film night recognizing the role of local communities in global change, on Friday, May 8th, starting at 5:30 pm at McMenamins-Kennedy School Movie Theater, located at 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. in Portland. The event will feature Guest speaker Orland Bishop, founder of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Watts, Los Angeles, and a Q&A session with filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. More information at globalonenessproject.org
Zahra Alkabi, director and founder of Save Refugees, will present on the impact of the US occupation on Iraqi women and the US female soldiers serving in Iraq, with part of the presentation featuring a film "Female Faces of War: Mothers, Sisters, and Soldiers", which explores how women are fighting back against the war and occupation and her organization’s Apology and Forgiveness Campaign. Join the discussion, TONIGHT, startn at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome at this FREE meeting, with childcare provided. A light meal, with vegan option, will be available at 6:15pm for a donation. The meeting will be held at the Bread and Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth, Portland. 503-240-4462
There is an Organizing and Picket Sign Making Party TONIGHT, 6:30 pm, at the Bread & Roses Center, located 819 N. Killingsworth Street in Portland. Help Radical Women get ready for the Gay Pride march and rally coming up this weekend. There will be a light buffet with a vegan option available at 6:15pm for a donation. Childcare will be available and all genders are welcome. For more information call 503-240-4462.
Over 60 establishments around the state will be donating 15% of their proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon ALL DAY TODAY! Participate in the 10th Annual Bites for Rights Event --make a day of it and support pro-equality restaurants, cafés and bars. Visit as many places as you can, be sure to thank them for their participation before you leave, and don’t forget to order dessert! For locations and a complete list of establishments, please visit bitesforrights.com.
How do you feel about altering your everyday choices to protect the climate? What actions should the City and County take to lead our community forward in the charge against global warming? The City of Portland and Multnomah County invite Portland’s communities to attend Town Halls to discuss the 2009 draft Climate Action Plan TONIGHT, 6:30 pm, at the Dishman Community Center, located at 77 NE Knott Street in Portland. The draft Climate Action Plan is a strategy to decrease local carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. The plan identifies high-level goals and specific actions to accelerate local efforts to address this issue. More information at portlandonline.com/bps. City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
An expert in sustainable practices and tax policies, U of O Law professor Nancy Shurtz will provide an overview of green commercial and residential buildings in Portland, both new construction and retrofits. “Seeing Green: Eco-Friendly Construction from the Earth Up” will be held tonight, 6:00 pm, at University of Oregon in Portland, located at White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street. Shurtz will also discuss ongoing green practices within buildings and tax policy favoring green construction. This lecture is free and open to the public. More information at (503) 412-3696
Common Good Finance is working to start democratically run, socially responsible, common good banks in Portland, and around the country. This month they’re teaming up with one of their local partners, The Alberta Coop. A community potluck, presentation and open forum will be held TONIGHT, from 6:00-8:30 at The Lotus Seed Center, located at 4635 NE 9th Avenue in Portland. Common good banks do all the usual things that banks do, with a social mission., such as depositors deciding what the bank should invest in., micro-loans for new businesses and community projects, commitment to sustainability, economic justice, and more. More information at: (503) 816-7520 or http://www.commongoodbank.com
There will be a FREE discussion: Rules of the Road: Bicyclists' Rights & Responsibilities, happening TONIGHT, from 6 – 8 pm, at the White Stag Block Buildings, located at 70 NW Couch Street in Portland. An avid cyclist, U of O Law professor Caroline Forell will survey the current legal rights and responsibilities of Oregon cyclists, paying special attention to recent legal changes and proposals 2:07 minutes (1.94 MB)
Check out 13 NIGHTS ON THE RIVER Summer Concert Series, FREE, every Thursday, all summer long. Open Air Market opens at 2pm...Music from 6-9pm, located at the Amphitheater in Columbia View Park, in historical olde towne St.Helens, OR, next to the Courthouse. Also enjoy at the Amphitheater, FREE Friday Nite Movies on the River starting at dusk, all summer. For Information and show schedules, visit the web at http://13nightsontheriver.com
Find out what it means to be a feminist political organizer and how to become one. Get an update on the National Radical Women Fund Drive and how this grassroots organization is paying the rent in these economic times. This free meeting, open to all genders, will be held TONIGHT, 6:30 pm, at the Bread and Roses Center, located at 819 N. Killingsworth Street in Portland. A light meal, with vegan option, will be available at 6:15pm for a donation. Childcare available. More information at 503-240-4462 www.radicalwomen.org
The Sierra Club of Portland will be holding its 3rd Thursday Potluck Picnic in the Park TONIGHT, from 6 – 8:30 pm at Laurelhurst Park in Portland, in the picnic area near Area F, accessible from SE Ankeny and just west of the Pond. There will be pizza and beverages but please bring an item to share- such as a salad, cupcakes, fruit. In the spirit of sustainability, please bring your own plate, fork, and cup to avoid disposables. Activists in the Portland area can get to know each other and there will be a brief presentation on the upcoming Oregon Coast Climate walk -- come find out about Sierra Club's role in addressing climate change, particularly in coastal communities who are some of the first to feel the impacts.
Join the World Affairs Council of Oregon for Music and Movie Under the Stars TONIGHT. Music starts at 6:30, the film begins at dusk and will be held at Washington Park Amphitheater. Washington Park is located at 600 SW Kingston Ave in Portland. The featured film will be Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a film directed by Woody Allen. As you wait for night to fall, you can put on your dancing shoes for La Guardia Civil. Bring a picnic dinner and a friend to this FREE event. More information at worldoregon.com 503-274-7488.
Sample and learn from over thirty exhibitors at Portland’s inaugural fermentation festival, TONIGHT, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at the Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center, located at 721 NW 9th Ave in Portland. This event, which includes special guest Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, is open to whatever you want to bring -- fermented food and drink to share, products to sell, recipes, cultures etc. Or don't bring anything at all -- just come and enjoy some late summer skill sharing, talking, eating and drinking of all sorts of tasty food and drink. More information at ecotrust.org
If you're concerned about justice for indigenous nations and peoples here in the pacific northwest, then come help plan several awareness raising events TONIGHT, 5:30 PM at the PSU library, located at 1875 SW Park Avenue in Portland. Who should come? Anyone who wants to promote justice locally. More information at http://www.pdx.edu/events/
Tonight the Sierra Club will be hosting, “Paradise Faded: The Fight for Louisiana”, a film that analyzes the causes, effects, and solutions to wetland loss in coastal Louisiana, and illustrates the unique culture and ecology that are disappearing along the base of the Mississippi River as the federal government continues to stall restoration. There will be a Q & A discussion: moderated by former Delta Chapter Chair and Gulf Coast resident Leslie March. Red Beans and Rice will be served at 6:30 pm, the film starts at 7 at 1821 SE Ankeny Street in Portland. More information about this FREE event at 503-319-1986.
Cyclists of any stripe are invited to attend "Your Rights, Bikes and the Police," a seminar conducted by a local attorney and members of Portland Copwatch, TONIGHT, 7 PM at Citybikes Annex, located at 734 SE Ankeny, that's 1 block South 8th & Burnside, near KBOO radio. Do you have to carry ID when you ride? What do you say when an officer asks to search you? If you've ever wondered, come to this seminar and get answers to these and many other questions! This is a free event but hurry, space is limited, so a reservation is required by calling 503-236-3065 NOW, that's 503-236-3065. Portland Copwatch is a project of Peace and Justice Works.
Each of us is a member of numerous circles of influence, such as the workplace, neighborhood, club or organization, school, center of faith, or extended family. This provides a natural arena for the work of a person who wants to be an agent of change to create a more sustainable culture. The Center of Earth Leadership if offering FREE six-session classes "How to Be an Agent of Change in Your Circle of Influence". Classes run Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays starting at 7:00pm, typically in downtown Portland. More information or to register please contact Emily at 503-227-2315 or visit the web at earthleaders.org
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Multnomah County Department Directors and Chair, along with MANA de Portland, are pleased to host a reading, Q&A session and book signing by Latina author Michele Serros TONIGHT, 7 p.m., at the Milagro Theatre, located at 525 SE Stark Street in Portland. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the web at www.milagro.org
A reminder that Vancouver for Peace meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm for its Peace & Justice Vigil. All are welcome; meet across from the Vancouver Community Library at 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, WA. Bring your with signs! More information at vancouverforpeace.org
Three of Mercy Corps' most experienced field workers from around the globe will share their first-hand perspectives in a public event TONIGHT….doors open at 6:15pm, panel begins at 7pm, at the Mercy Corps global headquarters, located at 45 SW Ankeny Street in Portland--enter through the Mercy Corps Action Center at 28 SW 1st Ave. Moderated by Mercy Corps CEO, the panelists – working in some of the world’s toughest places including Iraq and Guatemala – will discuss how crises like war and natural disasters can turn into opportunities for long-term progress.
The Waypost presents: the 2006 dystopian science fiction-thriller film and graphic novel exhibit, “V for Vendetta” showing TONIGHT, starting at 6:00 pm. The Waypost is located at 3120 North Williams Avenue in Portland. There will be a sliding scale entry fee, with all proceeds benefiting the grand opening of Northstar Infoshop, a worker-owned bookstore and community center opening in Portland in 2010. More information at www.thewaypost.com
Radical Women presents: Native American Heritage Month: Lakota Woman, Siege at Wounded Knee A depiction of Mary Crow Dog’s radicalization during the 1973 uprising of her tribe on a South Dakota reservation. This film will be shown TONIGHT, 6:30pm at the Bread & Roses Center, located at 819 N. Killingsworth St., Portland (on Tri-Met lines #4 and #72). There will be a light meal with a vegetarian option available at 6:15pm for a sliding scale donation. For more information or to arrange childcare, call 503-240-4462. All genders welcome. www.radicalwomen.org
The Community Alliance of Tenants is Oregon's only tenant controlled, renter's rights organization. They’re hosting a fundraiser Art Party on Friday, December 4th at P:EAR located at 338 NW 6th Avenue in downtown Portland. There’ll be music, beverages and, most importantly, art for sale with a sliding scale admission. All of the money goes to supporting CAT and the work they do for the tenants of Oregon. More information at oregoncat.org
Do you want to have a say in what happens to the Memorial Coliseum site? Vision into Action is developing a concept for this site which will be submitted to the City and the Portland Development Commission in January as part of the formal design competition. You're invited to a presentation about the initial concept and a chance to provide feedback. This event will be held TONIGHT, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, at the Center for Intercultural Organizing, located at 700 North Killingsworth Street in Portland. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to email@example.com with "Memorial Coliseum Input Meeting" in the subject line.
The Mount Tabor Theater is hosting "Food Jam" '09 every weekend in December. A celebration of music and community - A Food drive and an art raffle to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Bring your canned food and your open heart to any show on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday this month. Mt. Tabor Theatre is located at 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland. Volunteers will be in the lobby of the theater with more information. Help the hungry this winter. More information at 503-407-5961.
From urban chickens and beekeeping to year-round food gardening, fermentation and preservation, City of Portland’s Urban Growth “Bounty” will be offering over 70 classes throughout 2010. More than 700 local residents learned how to transform their yards into “urban farms,” preserve their harvest and keep chickens and bees thanks to the last year’s classes. The overwhelming response has led to a tripling of course offerings for the 2010 with an expanded roster. Classes for all skill levels are offered from February through November and held at locations all over the city. On-line registration is available at http://www.portlandonline.com/bps More information at 503-823-4225.
Come dance, watch performances, have drinks, at a Salsa/Tango fundraiser for the earthquake victims of Haiti. This event will be held TONIGHT, from 9:30 pm to 2 am at PEAR, located at 338 NW 6th Avenue, in downtown Portland. Suggested donation and sliding scale at the door. More information at 503-560-1266. www.pearmentor.org
“First Families Voices” will launch the Clark County Historical Museum’s 2010 First Thursday series: African American families who settled in Vancouver, Washington during World War II will tell their life stories in the voices of today’s young people. The event will be held TONIGHT, 7:00 p.m. at the Clark County Historical Museum, located at 1511 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington. Free and open to the public. More information at 360-993-5679 cchmuseum.org 2:07 minutes (1.46 MB)
This VALENTINE'S DAY give the most precious gift we can offer others: the Gift of Empathy―in a step by step skill-building workshop, TONIGHT, from 6pm - 9pm at the TaborSpace Coffee House, located at SE 55th Ave. and Belmont Street. Facilitated by Stuart Watson: Family, Neighborhood and Divorce Mediator. Try your luck and just show up, or pre-register to reserve your spot. You'll find the registration link on the KBOO web site. There is a sliding-scale requested contribution at the door. More information at 503-453-6694
The Quest Center for Integrative Health brings the community together for Nutrition Night, TONIGHT, 6:00 pm, at 2901 East Burnside Street, in Portland. Learn about healthy cooking and eating. At 7:00 pm, be sure to join the Community Meeting, to get a chance to provide input on Quest Center's programs & services and learn more about the expansion. Both meetings are FREE. More information at (503) 238-5203 www.quest-center.org
The Portland Center for Public Humanities, Northwest Film Center, and PSU Graduate Literary Organization presents: Frank Black and Carl Wilson: A Conversation About Modern Music The FREE presentation will be held TONIGHT, 7 p.m. at the Someday Lounge (21+), located at 125 NW 5th Ave. in Portland. [Frank Black writes and plays music as a solo artist and as a member of Grand Duchy and The Pixies. Carl Wilson is a Toronto-based music editor for The Globe and Mail and the author of Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste.] Please note this is for ages 21+. More information at 503-725-9662 or visit the web at publichumanities.pdx.edu
The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding a free Mortgage Default Orientation TONIGHT, from 5-6PM. These are for anyone experiencing hardship with their mortgage. This workshop will be held at 2700 NE Andresen Road, Suite D-3, in Vancouver, WA. More information at For information, contact 360-690-4496 X105 or visit the web at homecen.org The Community Housing Resource Center is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.]
Radical Women will be holding its Monthly Meeting TONIGHT, 6:30 pm at the Bread and Roses Center, located at 819 N. Killingsworth Street (on Tri-Met lines #44 and #72). The meeting will include updates on the fight against privatization at Portland State University, defending reproductive rights on Martin Luther King Blvd, and plans for celebrating International Women’s Day. Meal is available at 6:15 pm for a sliding scale donation and the meeting is free and open to all genders. More information at (503) 240-4462.
Your participation is critical at the Multnomah County Healthy Community Budget forum on TONIGHT! At the forum you have the chance to directly communicate with County officials about how the County should prioritize funding for its programs and services related to community health and livability next year. The forum will be held tonight from 6-8pm, in the Multnomah Building Boardroom, located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland. Free parking, children’s activities, and refreshments will be provided. Public transit is also readily accessible. Learn more at www.multco.us/portal/site/OCI
Come hear talented musicians Kate Beeman and Elliot King play to raise funds for Portland's non-profit Teras Interventions and Counseling, TONIGHT, from 9 – 11:00 pm. This benefit show AND BAKE Sale will be held at the Laughing Horse Book Store, located at 12 ne 10th ave, Portland. There is a suggested donation at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. More information at 503-236-2893
The Portland Plan: Equity, Civic Engagement & Quality of Life Technical Action Group, would like to invite you to the: Action Area Work Session TONIGHT from 6:00-8:00 PM at The Portland Building, located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue – 2nd Floor, Room C. The staff will be sharing a first draft of objectives that set the direction for how to address where Portlanders want to be in the future in regards to overall Equity, Civic Engagement and Quality of Life. Your review and comments on this initial work will help them make revisions and prepare for the next round of public workshops set for late April and May. If you want to learn more about the Portland Plan, visit the web at PDXPLAN.com or call 503-823-6806.
Robert Hillary King is visiting Oregon with his new autobiography, From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King. He will be speaking TONIGHT, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at Legal Research Center, Law School Campus, Lewis & Clark College, located at 10015 Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard in Portland.Robert King’s story of surviving 29 years in solitary confinement as a member of the Angola 3 is one of inspiration, courage, and the triumph of the human spirit. Reception and refreshments to follow, and this event is free and open to the public. More information at 503.334.6492
Celebrate local "Women and the Earth" this Saturday, April 17 at the Women's Business Showcase, at McMenamins Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd in Portland from 10am-3:30pm. There will be a silent auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to Friends of Trees. This is a great place to shop for unique & local products, find a new health firstname.lastname@example.org, see what local women in business are up to, get your palm read, get a massage, find a realtor, mortgage broker or photographer...and much more! This is free to the public and free parking is available. More information at (541) 806-1075
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IRCO SUN Community Schools is sponsoring four free community screenings of “Papers” the movie, a story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status. There are approximately 2 million undocumented children who were born outside the U.S. and raised in this country. The first screenings will take place TONIGHT, 6:30 pm at Madison High School, located at 2735 NE 82nd Ave in Portland. More information at 503-916-5338.
One of the many perks about living in Portland is getting to enjoy the amazing restaurants we are beginning to be known for around the country. TODAY, Portlanders can now enjoy some of these restaurants while supporting the OHSU Partnership Project and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s HIV Day Center, by taking part in “Dining Out for Life”, a national event in its 2nd year in Portland. Participating restaurants will donate between 20%-30% of their proceeds from the sale of food and alcohol to the Partnership Project and the HIV Day Center. More information about and participating restaurants visit the web at diningoutforlife.com/Portland
Do you know what your rights are if you’re stopped by police? Most people don’t, and the consequences can be severe. From simple misunderstandings to illegal searches and excessive force, a bad police encounter can happen to anyone. But after watching 10 Rules for Dealing with Police, you’ll be more confident and better prepared to handle every kind of police situation. This FREE film is showing TONIGHT, 5:30 pm at the Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union, Rm 238 located at 1825 SW Broadway Ave in Portland. More information at 503-725-4556. Be sure to stay after the video for a panel discussion and Q&A with local legal professionals.
The Salem Progressive Film Series will show the documentary, “Good Food” TONIGHT at the Grand Theatre. Doors open at 6:15, film begins at 7 PM. The Grand Theatre is located at 191 High Street. NE, at the corner of Court and High Street, in downtown Salem. This documentary tours small family farms and orchards of the Pacific Northwest, and following the film will be guest speakers Karl Kupers from the Center for Sustaining and Natural Resources Advisory Committee and Steven Perkins, Owner, Baker, Cascade Baking Co. More information at salemprogressivefilms.net
The Ecology of Leadership Adventure is a workshop as an introduction to the Ecology of Leadership (EOL) program - a blend of inquiry and skill development, self-awareness, and deepened nature connection with the principles of systems thinking and permaculture. Attendees will also develop new tools, routines, mindsets and skills to be more effective in manifesting what they see for themselves and their community. This workshop, a portion of The Village Building Convergence, will be held Friday, May 28th from 2 – 4pm at St. David's Church of Wales, located at 2800 SE Harrison Street in Portland. There is a sliding scale donation. More information atwww.cityrepair.org
The Women's Health Network presents: the 2010 Thought Provoking Lecture Series: Women in Search of Beauty, the Nip & Tuck: Implications of Body Modifications. The Panel Presentations and a Q&A and Discussion is free and open to the public; no registration required. First come, first seated. The event will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 8:00 A.M. - Noon at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, located at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland Oregon Parking in rear. Bike parking available. Take TriMet line #73. For more information call 971-673-0355
Poet Kristin Berger will be the featured reader in the popular monthly open mic poetry reading series TONIGHT, 7 pm, at Cover to Cover Books, located at 1817 Main Street, in Vancouver, WA. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, For the Willing, and her non-fiction work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. For more information call 360-514-0358 or kristinberger.wordpress.com.
Party for the Dogs – a Benefit for Ananda Farm Sanctuary. Sponsored by Sweet Pea Vegan Bakery. Come enjoy music by Cars and Trains, a raffle, and art sale TONIGHT from 7 – 10 pm at 1205 SE Stark Street in Portland. More information at (503) 477-5916. Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about "farm animals”, and has grown to become the nation's leading farm animal protection organization through rescue, education and advocacy efforts. http://farmsanctuary.org
Help clean up the largest oil spill in US history off the Gulf of Mexico, by dropping off your old shoes at Pie Footwear, located at 2916 NE Alberta Street in Portland. The Save Our Gulf: Shoe Recycling Drive for Oil Spill Clean-up runs through June 26. Pie Footwear will donate $1 per shoe collected to the national WaterKeeper Alliance for their front line efforts in the Gulf clean up. All leather shoes collected will be ground up and made into oil spill kits for the clean-up efforts. All other shoes will be recycled locally. More information at (503) 288-1999.
TONIGHT, a nationwide effort on behalf of independent club’s will take place to benefit those directly affected by the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. We are all aware of the severity of this tragedy to the region and the global ecosystem. What many are unaware of, as the oil continues to gush, the Gulf Coast communities are quickly being devastated. In the spirit of Independence Day, indie venues across the US are donating 100% of door revenues to the fishermen of the Gulf Coast and the clean up efforts.
The summer 2010 Think & Drink happy-hour conversation brings together environmental historian Thomas Andrews, investigative journalist Rebecca Clarren, and OPB radio host Emily Harris, who will moderate the discussion about fossil fuel dependency and the future of energy TONIGHT, 6:00 pm at Rontoms, located at 600 East Burnside Street in Portland. This event is free and open to the public. Guests must be twenty-one and over. The happy-hour series, which sparks provocative conversations about big ideas, is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. More information at oregonhumanities.org.
Renowned climatologist Philip Mote will be the keynote speaker at a conference TONIGHT, 7:00 PM, at Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union Building ballroom , located at 1825 SW Broadway Avenue. Mote’s speech, titled, “Can We Solve the Climate Problem? Should We Even Try?,” will explore how scientific knowledge can be used to tackle some of the world’s most complex environmental and societal issues. Mote is director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University and a leading scientist on the impacts of climate change. The event is free and open to the public. More information at (503) 725-2575.
The Oregon Food Bank’s Nutrition Education Program will host a 6-week hands-on Operation Frontline® class in NE Portland this summer! This class is for adults age 18 and up who make less than $1805/month or $2428/month for a couple. Participants must plan to attend all six sessions. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, and there are only a few spots left, so don't delay! The classes will be held at the Oregon Food Bank, Thursdays, 6 - 8 p.m, from August 12 - September 16 at 7900 NE 33rd Drive. Participants will learn how to: ~ Make the most of food resources ~ Cook nutritious, delicious food ~ Shop defensively at the grocery store ~ Work with foods they’ve never used before ~Learn recipes from chefs—and recreate them with ingredients they’ll t
Whidbey Island Poet and Essayist Sheryl Clough Reads at Cover to Cover Books! It's Open Mic Poetry TONIGHT at 7:00pm, located at 1817 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington. Sheryl Clough is a poet, essayist, editor, and aspiring publisher. She lives on Whidbey Island, where she finds a rich supply of writing material in the native plants, animals and wild weather. Recent travels in Ireland have inspired the creation of Sheryl’s chapbook-in-progress, In the Hollow of the Millstonem which she'll read selections from, as well as other works from her travels and meditations on nature. For more info call 360-514-0358. covertocoverbooks.net
Tonight's the Creative Community Happy Hour, from 5-7pm at Bar Bar, Mississippi Studios' new space next door. That's located at 3939 N. Mississippi Street in Portland. They'll be featuring PICA's TBA Festival (that's time-based-art) Come get the inside scoop on this year's festival. There will be a performance by Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and a ticket give-away for the festival . Details at portlandartspark.com
Drop Beats, Not Bombs: A night of Music, Consciousness, Celebration, and Support, benefiting the Portland Central American Solidarity Committee’s peace work. This event will be held TONIGHT, 9:00 pm, at Rotture, located at 315 SE 3rd AVE in Portland OR. Drop Beats, Not Bombs is a Hip Hop show that will feature 2Mex, Mic Crenshaw, Serge Severe, Rose Bent, M4, and Ubuntu Project. Expect special guests, artists, dancers, and speakers. Former soldiers now turned peace activists and youth advocates will also share words at the event, which kicks off the "No Soy El Army" Peace Tour. There will be a donation at the door; more information at rotture.com
Build an Effective Job Search Strategy! This three-part series of classes is designed to help you improve your job search strategy. Learn more effective ways to find job listings online; set up a Google Reader account to speed up finding a job; create a strong resume; and apply for jobs. Registration means you'll attend all three classes. The classes will be held at the Central Library, located at 801 S.W. 10th Avenue in Portland, from 3-5 pm on Friday, September 10, September 17, and September 24, 2010 Hurry, registration CLOSES on September 11th . Register by phone by calling 503-988-5234.
Enjoy an autumn harvest of poetry and music at the September Moonstruck Literary Event, TONIGHT,
6:30 PM, at 45 South State Street in downtown Lake Oswego. Arrive early to order chocolate and beverages for enjoying this program. Poetry by Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen and Oregon Book Award nominee, Paul Merchant. Music provided by guitar soloist Casey Killingsworth. Books will available for browsing...or purchasing and signing. This event is open to the public, with a small suggested donation to assist Haitian orphanages
The Habitat for Humanity Portland Pride Build invites you to their “House #2 Kick Off Celebration” TONIGHT, from 6 - 9 PM. at Crush, which is located at 1400 SE Morrison Street in Portland. The Portland Pride Build is a group of local GLBT and Friends who have teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for deserving families here in Portland. They will begin building their second home on the 18th. There is an admission with 100% of the proceeds for the Portland Pride Build. Music, drinks and food, this is a 21 and over event. More information at 503-997-2135.
"Method Writing: The Systematic Approach to Creative Writing" : This workshop will focus on overcoming the various perils of writing: like lack of motivation, writer's block, and wanting to slam your head into your computer, by applying the structure of the Scientific Method to the creative process. You will also write and read other's stuff in a comfortable workshop setting. This workshop will be held every Thursday, 7:00 pm, starting TONIGHT, for six weeks. More information at 512-299-4144. or firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland GiveBack will be hosting s Friends of Trees Benefit during the Alberta Art Walk Event (“off the beaten path”) TONIGHT, 5:30-10 pm, with photography by artist Ellie Winds. All donations and half of all artwork proceeds will go to benefit Friends of Trees and will be matched by the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. Enjoy drinks, food, socializing, and come show your support! While this is a FREE event, donations are suggested to benefit this cause. Everyone is Welcome! The Benefit will be held at NE Oregon First, located at 5136 NE Garfield Avenue in Portland -
that's across from Old Town Pizza. More information at 503.285.4382
Come to the "Pints for the Point", a Fundraiser for InterArts TONIGHT. Enjoy Portland Micros and LIVE MUSIC tonight at 7 pm, with proceeds benefitting the InterArts' newest project, "The Point". This 21 and over event will be held at: Plews Brews, located at 8409 North Lombard Street in Portland. In Performance will be...Doug Haning, Metanoia, Erick Frederick, Death Worth Living. What is The Point? It is a project for the creation of a complete production facility located in the heart of the St.
This is your last chance to register for the Rosehip Medic Collective a 20-hour Street Medic Training - Happening October 15th-17th, that’s Fri from 5-9 pm, and Sat/Sun 9a-6 pm. The Street Medic Training is an introduction to first aid in the context of radical and progressive social movements. The training focuses mainly on the skills of trauma assessment and care, and involves hands-on practice scenarios. In addition, this training covers: the role of street medics and "plugging in" to events, mental and emotional health, anti-oppression for support providers, treating police weapons and basic herbal medicine.
Come to Brew on the Slough TONIGHT, and learn about the wetlands of Portland's Columbia Slough. This relaxed evening is a fun opportunity to introduce yourself to the Slough, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and all the Council's great programs. Brew on the Slough will be held tonight from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Lucky Lab Tap Room, located 1700 North Killingsworth Street in Portland. Light refreshments and drinks provided: 21 and over, please. This is a free event, but a donation would be greatly appreciated. Space is limited, so sign now at columbiaslough.org or call 503-281-1132.
The Salem Progressive Film Series will show the documentary "Tapped" at the Grand Theatre TONIGHT, at 7:00 pm. This documentary is a behind the scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never become a commodity: our water. Learn about Nestle's desire to obtain the water rights to a spring in the Columbia Gorge. The Grand Theatre is located at 191 High St. NE, in downtown Salem. Admission is $3. Doors open at 6:15 and film starts at 7 PM. More information at 503-881-5305 or salemprogressivefilms.net
Through music, poetry, and art, “Jornaleros” documents the lives and creative work of five Portland day laborers. The film humanizes the controversy about day laborers by showing these workers, first and foremost, as artists and activists in the community. This screening will be held tonight, 7:00 pm, at the The Red & Black Cafe, located at 400 SE 12th Avenue in Portland. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with day laborers, and a performance by day labor musicians/poets. There is a suggested sliding scale donation at the door. More information at http://portlandvoz.org
Holiday Cheer volunteers deliver gift bags to more than 200 isolated older adults and persons with disabilities living in north, northeast and southeast Portland during the holiday season. While the gifts are great, the emphasis of this project is on the visit--a bright spot in the lives of gift recipients. For more information on volunteering, contact Heather at 503.249.8215 ext. 22 or email@example.com
Holiday Cheer a is project of the Metropolitan Family Service program, Project Linkage, in collaboration with other local groups.
December 10 is the UN-recognized Human Rights Day. Amnesty International Group 48 will hold a Write-a-thon to write letters to prisoners of conscience in conjunction with a holiday potluck. There will also be a special drawing for an autographed copy of Amy Goodman’s book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, and a DVD of Amy Goodman interviewing Noam Chomsky on the news program, Democracy Now! in April 2009. Must be present to win! This event will be held Friday, December 10, 7:30-9pm at the First Unitarian Church, 2nd floor, located at 1011 SW 12th Avenue in Portland. Must RSVP at aipdx.org
The Emergency Shelter Clearinghouse serves as a hotline and lifeline for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Clark County. After receiving training, volunteers answer calls and make referrals to available shelter spaces and other community resources. The Clearinghouse is currently looking for volunteers to cover the Clearinghouse from his or her home on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-8pm. Volunteers' phone numbers are never given out; rather, calls to the Clearinghouse are transferred to a home or cell phone line. Is you are interested in serving you neighbors without adequate shelter, by visiting icfth.com
Nutrition Night is a time of coming together in community, for learning about healthy cooking and eating, and to support oneself in a healthy lifestyle. The meals are based on whole foods ~ whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruits, and high quality proteins. Nutrition Night is a volunteer-run program... The next Community Nutrition Night Program will be held TONIGHT, from 6 - 7 pm, at the Quest Center for Integrative Health, located at 2901 E. Burnside Avenue in Portland. More information and to register call 503.238.5203, X.103 firstname.lastname@example.org/weekly.php
A local non-profit, nConnect, is recruiting volunteers to mentor low-income high school students and dislocated workers who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (including accounting) careers. Volunteers with accounting, architecture, computer science and engineering backgrounds are particularly needed. Mentoring can take place online, on the phone, and/or via face-to-face meetings. The commitment is to communicate with a mentee at least once a month for 6 months. Mentors are needed now through June 2011.
No Labels” is a national movement founded out of a conviction that no party has a monopoly on good ideas, and that gridlock is unacceptable when our country’s future hangs in the balance, as it does today. No Labels Oregon invites people who are interested in getting beyond partisan labels to work on solutions-based thinking in our approach to politics – locally and nationally. Learn more about No Labels TONIGHT, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, at The Old Market Pub, located at 6959 S.W. Multnomah Blvd. in Portland. More information at nolabels.org
Portland Give Back will be hosting a benefit for the Oregon Humane Society during the Alberta Art Walk Event (“off the beaten path”) TONIGHT, featuring canine pencil drawings by Ramon Marshall and whimsical acrylic and pastel pet art by Teena Wood. Enjoy drinks, food and socializing! The benefit will be held from 5:30-10pm at Oregon First NE Branch Office, located at 5136 NE Garfield Ave. – that’s one one block west of MLK in Portland. For 142 years the Oregon Humane Society has been sheltering abandoned animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and working to build a caring, compassionate community here in Oregon. This is a FREE event, but donations are suggested to benefit this cause. More information at 503-285-4382.
The Portland Women’s Crisis Line will hold its 9th annual auction and party, “Safety In Numbers goes to Bollywood”, TONIGHT, starting at 6 pm at the Melody Ballroom, that's located at 615 SE Alder Street in Portland, with live entertainment, henna, auctions and prizes. Proceeds from the event will fund programs and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, supporting the 39-year old social service agency. The event will feature such entertainers as DJ Anjali, Bollywood Movez and local dancers, tand much, much more!
Bollywood-themed attire or cocktail attire is encouraged. For ticketing information, visit pwcl.org.
Multnomah County again faces funding reductions to programs and services. With significant reductions in state funding looming next year, understanding and giving input into the County’s budget is more critical than ever! Learn about the County's funding and tell decision makers which programs and services are the most important to you! The forum dates are TONIGHT from 6-8:15pm, at the at Multnomah County East Building, located 600 NE 8th Street in Gresham. The Portland session will be held Thursday, March 3rd. Parking, child activities, and Russian and Spanish language interpreters will be available. For more information contact the Office of Citizen Involvement at 503-988-3450 or www.citizenweb.org
With the pace of technology today, many of you probably have a perfectly good digital camera lying around somewhere, that you haven’t used since you got the latest model. If that’s you, why not put that camera to good use by donating it to REACH youth programs? REACH provides affordable housing for low-income individuals and families in Portland, and are planning some creative activities for this summer, and need as many usable digital cameras as possible, so kids who don’t have their own can still find self-expression through the art of photography. If you’ve got a (functional) digital camera to donate, call 503-501-5732. reachcdc.org
Do you have a passion for Legos and enjoy working with kids? The SHINE after school program at Barnes Elementary in Beaverton provides academic and personal enrichment for 1st through 5th grade students, and they’re looking for volunteers to teach Lego Engineering! Classes will be Wednesdays from 3:50 to 4:50pm, April 11th to June 3rd. Commitment for the entire block is needed, but the program is very flexible and supportive of its volunteers. Contact Allison Creagan, Impact Northwest at email@example.com or 503-415-9814 for more information. Impact Northwest's mission is to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty.
The Multnomah Bar Foundation and Elders-in-Action invite you to a free presentation, called, “Be Your Own Advocate: Consumer Protection & Safety”, on how to protect yourself from scams and frauds, including Identity Theft, door-to-door scams, high pressure sales tactics, and mail fraud. According to the Oregon State Dept. of Justice, 90% of scams and frauds are first tried out on older adults to see if they will work on the general public. Don't be a victim-- come and invite your friends and neighbors. The event will be held on Friday, April 8, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 11229 NE Prescott Street in Portland. For more information, call 503-252-5720.
The best-reviewed graphic novel of the year comes to the Red & Black Cafe in a multimedia presentation: The Adventures of Unemployed Man happening TONIGHT, 7:00 pm, at the Red & Black Café - 400 SE 12th Avenue in Portland. Against incredible odds, jobless crusader UNEMPLOYED MAN and his sidekick PLAN B embark on a heroic search for work—and quickly find themselves waging an epic battle against THE JUST US LEAGUE a dastardly group of corporate supervillains including THE HUMAN RESOURCE, THE OUTSOURCERER, TOXIC DEBT BLOB, PINK SLIP and THE INVISIBLE HAND. ... This event is FREE! More information at http://redandblackcafe.com/