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.
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, email@example.com or 503-883-4331.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Immigration lawyers and counselors will provide free assistance with N-400 citizenship applications; fees will apply for complex applications that require additional appointments.
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.
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/.
The Spring Safe Kids Day will be from 10am-2pm April 29 at Youth and Family LINK, 907 Douglas St., Longview. The event will include bike helmet fitting, car seat and seat belt safety, poison prevention, healthy recipes, games and activities, safety demonstrations, a rock wall and prizes.
On April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Troutdale Police Community Center at 234 S.W. Kendall Ct. in Troutdale. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches; no thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, or epi pens. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is hosting a CPR and first aid class from 9am-5pm April 22 at 701 Vine St., Kelson. The training is offered by Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and The Healthcare Foundation. Tickets are $40 for the general public, and free for low-income families and foster parents. To register, call 360-578-5218, stop by the station or go to http://www.c2fr.org/CPR%20classes.html for a registration form. Class size is limited; registration must be done in advance.
The Southern Oregon ESD is hosting a Parent Advisory Committee meeting on family preparedness planning at 6pm April 21 at Southern Oregon ESD, 101 N. Grape St., Medford. Parents of Jackson County students are invited; snacks and childcare will be provided.
Primary schools in Battle Ground will be open 9:30am-3pm April 17-21 for Connect to Kindergarten. Online enrollment information and forms are available for grades K-12 at http://www.battlegroundps.org/parents-and-students/k12-enrollment. Paper enrollment forms are available in English, Spanish and Russian.
The Clackamas County Expungement Clinic will assist people in clearing their records. All participants mustsign up by April 21 by calling 503-224-4086. The event will be at 9:30am April 28 at the Clackamas Law Library, 821 Main St., Oregon City; it’s sponsored by the Clackamas County Bar Association and Legal Aid Services of Oregon.
Everyone is welcome to attend Community Self-Defense Classes presented by Alive MMA. The classes will be:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30-8:30pm at 5607 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm at 15705 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Donations are welcome; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For details, call 503-954-3304.
A 10-week series of classes for parents of children ages birth to 12 years will be offered free of charge at A Safe Place Family Justice Center, 256 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City. The Make Parenting a Pleasure classes, sponsored by Clackamas Women’s Services, will be offered in Spanish and English, and will focus on positive parenting.
· The Spanish-language classes will meet on from 4:30-6:30pm beginning April 6. To register, call 971-678-8672. Childcare will be provided; let the contact person know if you may need transportation support.
· The English-language classes will meet from 11:30am-1:30pm beginning April 18. To register, call 971-803-8014.
Oregon Care Partners is presenting free caregiver classes . For more information and to register, visit www.OregonCarePartners.com. Classes include:
· Hillsboro: Safe Medication Use in Older Adults, March 21, 1-5pm at Larkspur Landing.
· Clackamas: Safe Medication Use in Older Adults, March 28, 8:30am-12:30pm, Courtyard Portland Southeast/Clackamas
· Clackamas: Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, March 28, 2-5 pm, Courtyard Portland Southeast/Clackamas
· Tigard: Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, March 29, 9-noon and 2-5pm, Best Western Plus Northwide Inn & Suites
Repair Cafés are free community events where skilled volunteers lend their skills to residents who bring in their broken items for repair. Bring your clothing, small home appliances, small motor engines, jewelry or small electronics, and fixers will try to repair them or help you fix them. Attendees may bring one or two items each and must be present during the repair. Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person, and do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, dirty or have a strong odor.
There are no guarantees an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more, but fixers will be available to diagnose problems and offer their best advice. Volunteers will provide free diagnosis and repair skills, and replacement parts may be available for sale at a low cost (i.e. cords, spark plugs). Attendees are encouraged to bring replacement parts (i.e. cords, buttons, spark plugs) specific to their broken item for fixers to use in the repair.
Scheduled events are:
· 6-8pm March 21, Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store, 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
· 5:30-7:30pm May 25, Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver
For more information, go to https://clarkgreenneighbors.org/repair-cafe.
The Wichita Center for Family & Community will host a repair fair from 10am-2pm Saturday, March 18, at the center, 6031 SE King Road, Milwaukie. Volunteers will help to repair items such as jewelry, a small appliance, a bicycle or an article of clothing. For details, go to http://repairpdx.org/event/milwaukie-repair-event-first-one/
A free workshop on immigration issues will be from 6-8pm March 22 at Washington State University-Vancouver. The public is invited. Parking passes will be available. The event is sponsored by the Clark County Latino Youth Conference, Latino Community Resource Group, League of United Latin American Citizens, One America and the WSU-Vancouver Student Diversity Center. The workshop will be in the Firstenburg Student Center at WSU-Vancouver.
Immigration-related topics to be discussed at the workshop include:
· What to do if your family encounters ICE
· How to create a family safety plan
· Recent information on immigration status
· How to get involved in the movement to support immigrants and refugees