Veteran Stand Down in Klamath Falls

The Klamath and Lake Counties’ Stand Down will be Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, from 8am-2pm at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center in Klamath Falls. There will be sleepover opportunities available on Friday.

The event features camaraderie for participants, as well as a veterans remembrance ceremony; meals; clothing; haircuts; entertainment; community resources; DID Issue; V.A. benefits counseling; Social Security information; spiritual counseling; SNAP referrals; housing; employment referrals and information; eye exams and glasses; legal assistance and Homeless Courtroom; hearing needs; substance abuse intervention, counseling and referrals; dental services; V.A. triage medical; and V.A. mental health counseling and referrals.

Posted on June 14, 2017 .

Free dental clinic on Saturday in Portland

Timber Dental at 3500 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, will offer a free dental clinic from 8am-1p, Saturday, June 17. The event includes free extractions, cleanings and large fillings for people who can’t afford dental care. People in serious dental need will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Posted on June 14, 2017 .

Family Connect Fair in Brookings

Families with children of all ages are invited to the Family Connect Fair from 10:30am-1pm June 14 at Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. The free event will begin in the large meeting room with a story time for small children. There will be a free lunch and information on local services for families and children. Activities will include:

  • Arts and crafts

  • Free books

  • An outdoor petting farm

  • Raffle prizes

Posted on June 13, 2017 .

Kids' Dash Carnival in Grants Pass

The community is invited to attend the Kids’ Dash and related events, which will include free jump
house, obstacle course, face painting, healthy snacks and kids' zumba. The event will begin with $10 registration for the Kids’ Dash at 8am and free events from 9am-12:30pm June 10 at Grants Pass High School. For more information or to register for the Kids’ Dash, go to www.kidzonefoundation.org/kids-dash or call 541-474-2775.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Dental Care for Veterans on June 24

Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile provides free urgent dental care to veterans. Services may include fillings, extractions and denture repair, and referrals to other dental resources are provided. Appointments are required; call 844-277-3646. For more information, go to www.aspendental.com/about/healthy-mouth-movement.

Free care will be available June 24 at:

·         801 NE Parkway Drive, Vancouver, WA

·         740 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview, WA

·         9997 SE 982nd Ave., Happy Valley, OR

·         8660 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, OR

·         2235 NW Town Center Drive, Beaverton, OR

Posted on May 18, 2017 .

Free Clinic in Oregon City

The Fifth Annual Compassion OC Free Health Clinic will be from 8am-3pmJune 3 at the Oregon City Church of the Nazarene, 716 Taylor St., Oregon City.

The event will includes dental, vision, podiatrist, diabetic foot care, chiropractic, pregnancy clinic and consultations on family health, OB/GYN and diabetic education. Services are free, and no IDs are required. Lunch will be provided for low-income families.

Posted on May 18, 2017 .

Public Invited to Healthy Penguin Walkabout

Free health assessments and children’s activities are part of Clark College’s Healthy Penguin Walkabout on June 3 at the community college, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Registration for the Walkabout will be in the Gaiser Student Center from 9:30-noon, with the walkabout going from 10am-2pm. 

Each walkabout station will have a children’s activity, health assessment and learning opportunity focusing on the effects of sugar. Assessments will include blood glucose levels, body fat percentage, balance testing, diabetes risk, blood pressure, pulse, and sleep quality.

The event is hosted by the Clark College Business and Health Science Unit and the Office of Diversity and Equity. For more information, contact Brenda Walstead to 360-992-2938 or bwalstead@clark.edu.

Posted on May 18, 2017 .

Senior Fair in Southern Oregon

Seniors in Southern Oregon are invited to attend a senior fair from 9am-4pmMay 23 at Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point, in the Olsrud Arena and Mace Building. There is a $1 suggested donation at the door, or a can of non-perishable food. The event will include 80 booths, with resources for seniors and families and representatives of health care facilities, senior living facilities, professional services, hospitals and arts organizations. There will be entertainment, drawings and free bingo with prizes.

For details, call 541-774-4312 or visit www.accesshelps.org

Posted on May 18, 2017 .

Yamhill County Community Connect

The Yamhill County Community Connect will be from 11am-4pm May 31 in the Ted Wilson Gym at Linfield College, Linfield Avenue and Lever Street in McMinnville. The free event will connect individuals and families with community services. Included will be urgent dental care, medical assistance, emergency shelter information, energy assistance, food support, veterans assistance, mental health services, haircuts, pet care and more.

Posted on May 2, 2017 .

Picnic in McMinnville

Peers in the Park Picnic will be noon-3pm May 20 at East Wortman Park on Lafayette Avenue in McMinnville. There will be a free transportation shuttle from within Yamhill County for those who call 503-474-4600 by May 18. The event, which is free for everyone, will include members of the Yamhill County Peer Support Community, and is part of National Mental Health Month.

Posted on May 2, 2017 .

Multicultural Resource Fair in Vancovuer

The Multicutural Resource Fair, hosted by the Latino Community Resource Group, includes information on employment, educational, social and health services, activities for children, presentations, food, and entertainment. Health screenings, blood pressure checks, and information about health insurance options will be available. The event will be held at Clark College in Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, from noon-5pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

Free health screenings in The Dalles

The Lions Club offers free screenings for vision, hearing, glucose, glaucoma, and blood pressure from 1pm-5:30pm Friday in the OCDC Center, 1300 West 9th St., The Dalles. No appointment is needed. Free reading glasses will be available.

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

Latino event at Clackamas Community College

The annual Festival Latino will be from noon-4pm June 17 at the Gregory Forum at the main Clackamas Community College campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. The program will include college information, community resource information, music, speakers and a youth soccer tournament. Latino community families and friends from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties are welcome. For details, contact Camilo Sanchez, 503-594-3029.

Posted on April 25, 2017 .

Financial Literacy Classes in McMinnville

A special financial literacy series of classes will be offered for free from 6-8pm on June 14, 21, 28 and July 5 at the boardroom of the Housing Authority of Yamhill County, 135 NE Dunn Place, McMinnville. The class is free; pre-registration is required. To sign up, contact Claudia Martinez, cmartinez@hayc.org or 503-883-4331.

Posted on April 25, 2017 .

Young Parent Fair for Greater Portland

The Greater Parent Young Parent Fair will be from 10:30am-2:30pm May 11 at KingPins Family Entertainment Center, 3550 SE 92nd Ave., Portland. The free event is for pregnant or parenting people ages 25 or younger. Learn about local resources offering support with jobs, finances, food, health, housing, legal, support groups, transportation and more. There will be free snacks, bowling, arcade games and prizes. For more information, go to squirespdx.wix.com/pdxtpf.

Posted on April 25, 2017 .

Summer Programs for Youth

Learn about summer programs for youth in Clackamas County from 10am-noon May 3 at the Department of Human Services, 315 S. Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Participants are advised to carpool, as parking is limited. Meet with representatives of programs including Youth MOVE, The Living Room, NW Family Services, Youth Music Project, Ant Farm and more.

Posted on April 25, 2017 .

Compassion Sandy offers free health clinic

A health clinic will be from 8am-3pm May 6 at Cedar Ridge Middle School, 17225 Smith Ave., Sandy, presented by Compassion Sandy. Services are first come, first served, and include general medical; dental fillings, extractions and cleanings; eye care; foot care; veterinary care; diabetes screening; haircuts; clothing; chiropractor; physical therapy; massage therapy; and a Red Cross blood drive. Interpreters and lunch will be provided, along with child care for ages 3-10. For more information, go to www.CompassionSandy.com

Posted on April 18, 2017 .

Citizenship Day in Portland

Lutheran Community Services will present U.S. Citzenship Day from 10am-2pm June 10 at 605 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Portland. For details about what documents to bring, call 503-731-9585 or email aruonavaarakaras@lcsnw.org. Immigration lawyers and counselors will provide free assistance with N-400 citizenship applications; fees will apply for complex applications that require additional appointments.

Posted on April 18, 2017 .

Family fun at Illinois Valley Children’s Fair and Pet Parade

The Illinois Valley Children’s Fair and Pet Parade will be 10am-1pm May 6 at Jubilee Park, 307 S. Junction Ave., Cave Junction. The event includes free family fun and information, including free helmets, a children’s ID booth, dental care van and car seat clinic. For details, call 541-592-3259.

Posted on April 18, 2017 .

Free clothing event in Ridgefield

All ages are welcome at a free clothing giveaway from 9am-noon May 6 at the Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene, 747 Pioneer St., Ridgefield. There will also be a teen swap night from 5-7pm May 5 at the church; teens may attend to donate clothing, enjoy snacks, and take away a bag of clothing. For details, contact Amber Langeliers, 360-513-4713 or go to http://www.compassion360.org/.

Posted on April 18, 2017 .