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.
On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake. Opponents say raising taxes during a recession will only make matters worse.
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
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
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
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.
Staff of the We'Moon collective joined Ani for a look at their history, and what they are doing now. For thirty years, the We'Moon calendars have explored topics of deep ecology, women's culture, and goddess-centered spirituality through art and verse written by women. Along with the inspiring art, the calendar also holds detailed astrological information and lunar cycles.
(Intro song is a clip from Joanne Rand's "Earth My Body" featured on the album, "The Monkey-Puzzle")