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Unique opportunity is FREE and open to anyone with disabilities

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.

FREE Kinder Ready Workshop for families with children 3-5 years old.

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.

Posted on June 1, 2016 and filed under events.

Overuse of technology on the developing brain


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.

Posted on April 29, 2016 and filed under events.

Free suicide prevention workshop to aid veterans and their families

ASIST Training

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.

Attendance is required both days; CEUs are available. To register or to ask questions about this workshop please email and

The workshop will take place at 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Bldg. 17, Suite A419, Vancouver.

Posted on April 29, 2016 and filed under events.

Get your garden started with Organic Veggie Starts!

Organic Vegetables

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.

Posted on April 27, 2016 and filed under events.

Community Information session focuses on trauma resources in Portland and Vancouver

Trauma Resources

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.


Posted on April 13, 2016 and filed under events.

Learn to see compassion in everyday living

Compassionate Seminar

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. 

Posted on April 11, 2016 and filed under events.

FREE Women Veterans Empowerment Group

Veteran Support Group

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.

If you are interested, please call Deana Dalton (503) 729-2569; or Jani Belcoe, (360) 831-1779.



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Posted on April 6, 2016 and filed under events.

Harrisburg Multi-Cultural Celebration


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.

Posted on April 6, 2016 and filed under events.

Self-Care for Information & Referral Personnel is Focus of AIRS Conference

AIRS Conference

"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
  • Counselors

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

Posted on January 22, 2016 and filed under events.