The Exceptional Rodeo at The Expo in Central Point, Oregon, will be Saturday, June 4, from 10-11:30 a.m. There is an RSVP registration to ensure that adequate T-shirts and food are available. Volunteers are welcome. Rascal Rodeo produces rodeo events for special needs individuals of all ages. No horse or rodeo experience is required. This is a free event. Please register on the website to participate or volunteer. Sponsorship opportunities are available too. www.rascalrodeo.org
Free trainings on mental health first aid for adults will be held Friday, June 10, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, June 20, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Training is provided at no cost to the attendee and open to the public. To get more information and to register for this training and others, please visit www.gettrainedtohelp.com
Northwest Parenting is offering a FREE workshop to help families get their 3- 5-year-olds ready for kindergarten. Participants will receive FREE interactive learning materials, books, games and supplies to continue working with their children. The workshop includes lessons on learning language, math and socialization skills.
The workshop is offered in Spanish and English and is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, at Astoria library from 10 a.m.-noon.
Call 503-325-8673 extension 2 to reserve a spot.
If you know someone who could benefit or would be interested please share this information.
On Thursday, May 5 Northwest Parenting of Astoria is sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psyd. She will share her knowledge of the effects that overusing technology can have on a developing brain. She will give two presentations: a one hour brown bag from noon to 1:00 pm at the Guy Boyington Center and a two hour presentation at Clatsop Community College Columbia Hall. Refreshments begin at 5:30 pm and the presentation is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
People who work with military service members, veterans and their families may attend a free Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on May 5-6, sponsored by the Washington National Guard Joint Services Support Directorate’s Suicide Prevention Program. ASIST is a two-day, hands-on crisis intervention workshop available for free to anyone who works with military service members, veterans and their families.
The workshop will take place at 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Bldg. 17, Suite A419, Vancouver.
On Saturday April 30 from 10am – 3:00pm the Multnomah County Master Gardeners will hold the fifth-annual Incredible Edibles Plant Sale at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock St., Portland. Plant starts are organically-grown varieties specifically selected for their ability to thrive in Pacific Northwest! Additional information about prizes and food at the event can be found on Master Gardeners’ website.
Speaker Dennis Tommey, community relations representative for the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Portland and Vancouver, will be in person to provide information about ways to access help for those who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.
The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the basement classroom at Lutheran Community Services NW, 3600 Main St., Vancouver.
Please contact Mindy Johnston (360-694-3644 x23) if you have questions.
On April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., New City Initiative will offer a lunchtime mini-seminar on “Compassionate Seeing” at 1st Congregational UCC Church in downtown Portland. This seminar will offer simple, practical tools to help avoid judgments, engage curiosity and wonder, and use creativity and imagination in everyday encounters with other people.
New City Initiative is a nonprofit organization in Portland that fosters communities where all people can achieve their full human potential.
Advance registration ($10, includes lunch) required by April 12. Lunch will be provided by New City Kitchen, a social enterprise offering training and employment opportunity to people looking for a second chance in the workforce.
Beginning Tuesday, April 26, a FREE five-month empowerment support group will be available for women veterans who have experienced trauma. Groups will have about 22 members; meetings will last 1.5 hours. Please call and register by April 17.
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Harrisburg is a community rich in heritage and diversity. On Saturday, April 16, the second annual Multi-Cultural Celebration will take place at the Harrisburg Middle School covered playground (7th and Smith streets) from 10 a.m–4 p.m. Community members will share food and crafts, cultural displays and presentations, music and dance. Admission is free. For more information call 541-995-6949. The event is co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Library and the H.A.R.T. Community Center.
The 18th annual Fair Housing Council of Oregon poster contest is open to all children in grades 1-8. This year’s message: “Fair Housing Opens Doors.” The grand prize is $100.
A brochure with details about FHCO’s annual contest is posted at http://fhco.org/news/poster-competition.
"Refresh, Renew, and Resiliency" is the theme for the NorthWest Alliance of Information & Referral Systems" 2016 regional conference, which will be Oct. 6-7 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene.
The conference will offer networking, education, and self-care topics for people who work in the information & referral field in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and Canada. This includes:
- 211 staff
- Emergency preparedness personnel
- Aging and Disability service providers
- ADRC staff
- Community health workers
- Service navigators
- Military outreach
- Specialized community information & referral providers
- Case managers
- Health and human services providers
- Option counselors
- City/county information & referral staff
- Social workers
For information about sponsorship opportunities or to submit a presentation proposal, contact NW AIRS President Corrie Blythe, 509-965-0105 or 1-877-965-2582. For conference updates follow NW AIRS on Facebook: NW AIRS
Hot meals, health care and tangible goods will be made available to all Veterans in attendance.
On the night of Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, the new year-round Human Solutions Family Shelter had 102 people staying there, and 52 of them were young children. They need blankets to help these families stay warm!
Have you ever been denied a job due to a prior conviction? This class may help.
Food, personal care items, health care, and many more resources will be offered to homeless Veterans at this event in Linn County.
This free event brings together first time homebuyer and home retention resources for the public.
This event provides an array of free services, activities and resources for the community.
Two separate events for spouses, partners, and friends of older adults needing care.
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