Your Community is Calling

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Mon
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Sunday
Feb
19
2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 5-9:30pm
5-9:30pm
5:00pm: Workshop: General strikes history, organizing strategies, and building self-reliant communities 6:30pm: Dinner / Meet and greet (bring tupperwear and silverwares) 7:30pm: Workshop: Housing crisis and Housing co-ops: How to buy a house with friends 8:30pm: Discussion: Digital security / Know you rights / Community organizing The entire event is free (dinner and workshops). It will be in the Community Room which is on the 2nd floor of People's Food Co-op. Please invite friends even if you can't come yourself. Thanks! This event is part of an ongoing social/workshop sessions. Future sessions will encompass a diverse range of topics like how to organize your own communities, how to plan direct actions/rallies/strikes, how to change laws and policies, etc. These sessions are put on by PACJ (People's Assembly for Compassion and Justice). Please like our page so that we can keep you updated with future events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/justiceassembly We collaborate with other organizations very often. This particular one is in collaboration with PDX Democratic Socialists of America. Feel free to contact us if you have an interest in giving workshops.
Monday
Feb
20
2017
Tuesday
Feb
21
2017
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Laura's House, Newport OR (call (541) 815-3398 for directions)
Wednesday
Feb
22
2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Southeast Uplift
How to Imbue Your Life with More Meaning, More Joy + More Connection. We will use time, attention, connection + currency as constraints to help you create your own quest. Taught by Melea Seward Cost: It's $75 to enroll. At the end of the course, you will pay a second installment, the amount of which is completely up to you ($0 +), but reflects the value you received and the effort you created. Space is limited to 25 participants. In Create Your Own Quest, we will discover ways to imbue your limited time on this planet with more joy, more meaning, and more connection. We will use TIME, ATTENTION, CONNECTION, and CURRENCY as constraints to help you create your own quest. In literature and films, quests often involve extensive travel and adventure, but your quest can also happen in your backyard, in your neighborhood, in your city, or on the web. Whether you want to visit every National Park in your lifetime, meet everyone who shares your first name in your zip code, or paint more, this course may be for you. Want to revive and pursue a dream that has faded? This is a great course to revisit and explore what is possible. Week 1: Thinking Bigger: Assessing What Is + Exploring the Possible As a culture, it seems we’re obsessed with life hacks, habits, and getting more done while spending less time on the doing. As adults, we tend to organize our lives around ATTENTION (what we pay attention to), CONNECTION (who we pay attention to), TIME (how we organize our days, weeks, month, years), and CURRENCY (how we pay for our lives, usually in some equation that factors in time and money). In this first class we will assess what is important to us and explore the possible. Week 2: Motion, Preparation + Divergence Luck favors the prepared. In the second week, we will look at famous and not-so-famous quests — we will break down how ordinary people have used constraints of time, space, place, money, and more to create more luck, or what I like to call, serendipity engines. It is difficult to stumble on an idea while seated, so we will look at ways to create more movement in your everyday life and prepare for the outcomes you’re interested in. Week 3: Commitment, Activation + Optimizing Connections How do you commit to an idea? How do you choose? In week three, through guided homework, readings, class discussion, and small group work, we will work on optimizing your connections with people and ideas. Week 4: Surprise + Delight Week four will be a co-facilitated class between the participants. You have to show up to see what happens. Melea Seward, Professional Generalist, is a communications and strategy consultant, speaker, improvisational storyteller and writer. She creates time-bound, rule-based projects and games that explore performance in everyday life. Most recently, she created Board of Us, a playful facilitation tool that she uses in her consulting work with clients ranging from soloprenuers and small business owners to established nonprofit organizations and multinational companies, including NBC, HBO, Shore Fire Media, Elixir Design and Girls for Gender Equity.
Thursday
Feb
23
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at midnight through Monday, February 27, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Monday, February 27 at midnight
Friday
Feb
24
2017
Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5pm
5pm
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition has held weekly rallies since November of 2001 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, shortly after the US invasion of Afghanistan. The rallies focus on human rights issues domestic (police abuse, houselessness, racism, spying) and international (US wars, Israel/Palestine, drone warfare, fair trade vs. "free trade"). Join PPRC and the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group to mark 800 weeks (just over 15 years) of marching!
Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Let's face it: this world can be stressful and traumatizing. And right now we need resistance and resilience more than ever. Whether you're marching in the streets, dealing with everyday hostility, or scrolling through your facebook feed, you may feel sad, depleted, angry, anxious, or otherwise emotionally taxed. Join herbalist Missy Rohs as we discuss ways to use medicinal herbs to help us stay emotionally well and resilient. We'll taste teas and tinctures as we talk about each plant. --- Missy Rohs is a community herbalist who loves indulgence. She co-directs the Arctos School of Herbal & Botanical Studies, where she teaches about medicinal plants, the magic of weeds, and more. She can also be found rabble-rousing, sipping cocktails, or hiking with friends. http://arctosschool.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1619864518309818/
Saturday
Feb
25
2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at Woodhaven City Park this season in partnership with Tualatin Riverkeepers, the City of Sherwood, and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Salem in the second of three community planting events to be held at the newly opened Minto Island Conservation Area this planting season. We will be planting native trees and shrubs in along the new multi-use path connecting Riverfront Park with the greater Minto Brown Island Park. This event is funded by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and a Meyer Memorial Trust grant, and is one of many events in support of the Year of the Tree campaign, celebrating Salem’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us to plant native trees and shrubs along Mount Scott Creek! Over a decade ago Friends of Trees planted at this site establishing a young overstory of native trees at a former dam removal site. We will be planting longer lived evergreen species and native shrubs to build on the past success! This planting is with the support of Clackamas County Service District #1. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:30am-2:30pm
9:30am-2:30pm
Fix-It Fairs are free events where neighbors come together to learn simple and effective ways to save money and be healthy at home this winter. Each fair features exhibits and workshops from numerous community partners throughout the day. Experts will be available to talk about water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care and more. Free childcare and lunch are provided. The Fair will feature workshops presented in Spanish in addition to workshops presented in English.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 12:15pm
12:15pm
Please come meet with other Buddhists to brainstorm and organize to champion right speech and right action in a time when white supremacy and hatred are the hallmarks of our government. How we can we stand together as Buddhists for compassion? We will begin with a guided meditation and then discuss some questions. We will set an agenda that reflects the priorities of those present. We may break into small discussion groups. Are we united in pursuing non-violence as a strategy for political change? If not, what other strategies do we support? If so, how do we support non-violence and honor the justifiable rage of poor people, old people, disabled people, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, climate justice activists, LGBTQ, unhoused people, and others? Which non-Buddhist groups in our local area inspire us and give us hope? Do we want to be visible as a Buddhist presence at events organized by those groups? If so, how shall we identify ourselves at such events? Do we want to organize additional actions, events, rallies, or protests? If so, who will take the lead in this? Other questions? Suggestions for communication with each other? Feel free to bring your own lunch. Snacks not provided.
Sunday
Feb
26
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at midnight through Monday, February 27, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Monday, February 27 at midnight
Monday
Feb
27
2017
Monday, February 27, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Acclaimed author Anthony Doerr will speak at the University of Portland about his award-winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See, on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buckley Center Auditorium. Doerr's 2014 novel, All the Light We Cannot See, centers around a blind French girl and a young German soldier whose paths cross during World War II. It illuminates the good that can still prevail even against the darkest times. The novel has won numerous literary awards, including the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In addition to the Pulitzer and Carnegie awards, Doerr's fiction and non-fiction works have been recognized by several prestigious literary awards, and his short stories and essays have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories. He currently lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and kids. This event is presented as part of the University of Portland's Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer Series. It is free and open to the public.
Monday, February 27, 2017 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
Title: August Wilson Monologue Competition Date: February 27, 2017 Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm Location: Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway St, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: FREE Ticket Link: http://www.reddoorproject.org/awmc/regionals Website/Donation Link: http://www.reddoorproject.org/donate Other event details: General Admission, tickets required, Family-friendly Short description: Join us for an evening that is “Unapologetically Ethnic” – A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE Long description: The August Wilson Red Door Project's mission is to change the racial ecology of Portland. This year's August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals starts with our twelve talented and determined Portland area high school students performing the work of master playwright, August Wilson. Then, we’ll move to the contemporary resonance of two of the powerful monologues of Hands Up!, kicking off our 2017 tour of this phenomenal, transformative collection of post-Ferguson monologues. Finally, we will weave our way through the music that has helped forge a culture – from its African beginnings to blues to jazz to hip hop. This evening is a true celebration! Join us for this free event, and help make Portland a place where everyone can thrive! I'm also attaching a photo to this email. Please credit the photo to Sierra Rickards. If it asks for a caption, add this: Our AWMC 2017 Semi-Finalists with members of the Red Door team.
Tuesday
Feb
28
2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 3-5am
3-5am
From BerniePDX: "We will continue to discuss next steps and how to fight back in this new political environment. Bring your ideas and positive energy."
March
2017
Friday
Mar
3
2017
Saturday
Mar
4
2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
This planting in SE Portland is part of Johnson Creek Watershed Council's "Watershed Wide Event." Come plant native trees and shrubs to help restore the Johnson Creek Watershed's native habitats, improve water quality and reduce the amount of stormwater entering the creek. Lunch will be provided at an afternoon celebration event. This project is in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation and is supported by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
This planting is in conjunction with Portland Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro, Friends of Errol Heights, and The Johnson Creek Watershed Council as a part of the Johnson Creek Watershed Wide Event! The Watershed Council will be providing lunch at a post event celebration. This is the fourth of four plantings this season at a newly acquired addition to Errol Heights. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
This planting is part of Johnson Creek Watershed Council's "Watershed Wide Event." Come plant native trees and shrubs to help restore the Johnson Creek Watershed's native habitats, improve water quality and reduce the amount of stormwater entering the creek. Lunch will be provided at an afternoon celebration event. This project is in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the City of Gresham and is supported by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Join us for Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s largest restoration event of the year! Watershed Wide Event March 4, 2017 10 Restoration Work Parties to choose from throughout the watershed! (9am-12pm) Thank you Pizza Parties in 2 locations (12:30-1:30.) Johnson Creek is home to a lot of very special wildlife. Help us support this habitat as we weed, plant, and mulch for a healthier watershed!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic boldly moves forward into the New Year with the Winter Concert on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, and Hector Berlioz, as well as the return of PYP alumnus and Principal Horn for the St. Louis Symphony, Roger Kaza, to perform a composition by Peter Schickele. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Full Program: Samuel Barber: First Essay for Orchestra Claude Debussy: Nuages and Fêtes from “Nocturnes” Peter Schickele: Pentangle for Horn and Orchestra Roger Kaza, horn Principal Horn St. Louis Symphony PYP Alumnus 1968-1974
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic boldly moves forward into the New Year with the Winter Concert on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The concert will feature works by Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, and Hector Berlioz, as well as the return of PYP alumnus and Principal Horn for the St. Louis Symphony, Roger Kaza, to perform a composition by Peter Schickele. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Full Program: Samuel Barber: First Essay for Orchestra Claude Debussy: Nuages and Fêtes from “Nocturnes” Peter Schickele: Pentangle for Horn and Orchestra Roger Kaza, horn Principal Horn St. Louis Symphony PYP Alumnus 1968-1974
Sunday
Mar
5
2017
Monday
Mar
6
2017
Tuesday
Mar
7
2017
Thursday
Mar
9
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at midnight through Friday, March 10, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Friday, March 10 at midnight
with
Surfrider
Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
Friday
Mar
10
2017
Saturday
Mar
11
2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Friends of Trees is excited to continue our partnership this season with the City of Tualatin and Clean Water Services. We will be planting along a new section of the Tualatin River Greenway. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at the second of two plantings this season at Judson Middle School in partnership with the City of Salem and the Salem-Keizer School District. During the first phase of this restoration project we will be planting native trees and shrubs in the open area south of Pringle Creek, however, over the coming years we will plant the understory of the mature Douglas-fir forest and along the north banks of the creek as well. This event is one of many events in support of the Year of the Tree campaign, celebrating Salem’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Plant and mulch native trees and shrubs and remove invasive plants at the fifth annual Rock Creek Watershed-Wide Restoration Event! Rock Creek is an important tributary of the Clackamas River, which provides high quality drinking water to more than 300,000 people and provides critical habitat for many sensitive species of plants, fish and wildlife. Registration is not open for this event yet, please check-back in early 2017 or contact Volunteer@FriendsofTrees.org to secure your spot. Gloves, tools and planting guidance are provided, as well as a variety of tasty breakfast food and coffee/hot chocolate. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! The staging site will once again be the Galaxy Barn at Pendarvis Farm - site of the renowned Pickathon Music Festival. To round out the fun there will be raffle prizes and live music! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Rock Creek Partnership was formed in 2011 and is a collaboration between the Clackamas River Basin Council, Friends of Trees, and SOLVE and is supported with funding from Clackamas County Water Environment Services, on behalf of Clackamas Service District No. 1.
Sunday
Mar
12
2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 11am-noon
11am-noon
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble heads out to the World Forestry Center in Portland for its popular, family-friendly Cushion Concerts on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families with children ages two and up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. Bring your little ones and your cushions, and take a seat to listen to classical favorites performed by PYP’s youngest ensemble. Arrive 30 minutes early to experience PYP’s Instrument Petting Zoo. Children may try violins, cellos, and other instruments in the string family, while having some one-on-one time with PYP musicians in a fun and interactive environment. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more!
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm
12:30-1:30pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble heads out to the World Forestry Center in Portland for its popular, family-friendly Cushion Concerts on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:30 PM. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families with children ages two and up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. Bring your little ones and your cushions, and take a seat to listen to classical favorites performed by PYP’s youngest ensemble. Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble heads out to the World Forestry Center in Portland for its popular, family-friendly Cushion Concerts. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families with children ages two and up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. Bring your little ones and your cushions, and take a seat to listen to classical favorites performed by PYP’s youngest ensemble. (500 characters) Arrive 30 minutes early to experience PYP’s Instrument Petting Zoo. Children may try violins, cellos, and other instruments in the string family, while having some one-on-one time with PYP musicians in a fun and interactive environment. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more!
Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2:30-3:30pm
2:30-3:30pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble heads out to the World Forestry Center in Portland for its popular, family-friendly Cushion Concerts on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families with children ages two and up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. Bring your little ones and your cushions, and take a seat to listen to classical favorites performed by PYP’s youngest ensemble. Arrive 30 minutes early to experience PYP’s Instrument Petting Zoo. Children may try violins, cellos, and other instruments in the string family, while having some one-on-one time with PYP musicians in a fun and interactive environment. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more!
Monday
Mar
13
2017
Tuesday
Mar
14
2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 3-5am
3-5am
From BerniePDX: "We will continue to discuss next steps and how to fight back in this new political environment. Bring your ideas and positive energy."
Wednesday
Mar
15
2017
with
Surfrider
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6:30-8am
6:30-8am
Venue:
@
TBA
Thursday
Mar
16
2017
Friday
Mar
17
2017
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5pm
5pm
Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group is co-sponsoring the Friday, March 17 Portland Peaceful Response Coalition Friday Rally with the theme "The Quagmire Continues: 14 Years in Iraq." The rally begins at 5 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Morrison, with a march around downtown beginning at about 5:20 PM. The US invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003. Even though most of the troops were withdrawn in 2011, they never left completely. With the US' war against the Islamic State starting in August 2014, there are now over 5000 troops in Iraq as "advisors," drone and conventional aircraft bombings, and, with the world's largest embassy, an unending occupation.Although March 2017 marks 14 years since the Iraq War began, one also can look at Jan. 1991-- the start of "Gulf War Part 1"-- as the start of what has now been over 25 years of US hostilities in Iraq. Meanwhile, though sanctions were put in place against the late Saddam Hussein's regime in 1990 to force Iraq to repay Kuwait for their invasion of that country, Iraq still has to make payments despite its dire financial and political situation. Making matters worse, Donald Trump told NBC on January 25: "We should've kept the oil when we got out"-- as if the US had the right to take Iraq's oil. For more information or to endorse or otherwise support this event contact Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group at 503-236-3065 or iraq@pjw.info ; PPRC's weekly rally notice can be found at . A flyer for this event can be found along with other information at .
Saturday
Mar
18
2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at the new Farmington Road Boat Launch into the Tualatin River! In partnership with Tualatin Riverkeepers, Clean Water Services, and Metro we will be planting native trees and shrubs to help revegetate portions of this soon to be completed new access point to the Tualatin. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us for the first of three plantings to improve habitat for pollinators! These plantings are all part of the Bee Stewards Wilsonville project in partnership with the City of Wilsonville; Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides; The West Linn Wilsonville School District, Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology; Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; Northwest Youth Corps; Habitat Landscape Design; Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension among others. This project is supported by Metro and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you can simply show up! Please contact Jenny & Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Happy Valley as we plant native trees and shrubs to help restore the creek side vegetation along Mt. Scott Creek. Mt. Scott is a tributary to Kellog Creek, an important tributary to the Willamette River and home to Coho salmon, Steelhead, Pacific lamprey and many more wildlife species. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Sunday
Mar
19
2017
Monday
Mar
20
2017
Tuesday
Mar
21
2017
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Laura's House, Newport OR (call (541) 815-3398 for directions)
Thursday
Mar
23
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at midnight through Friday, March 24, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Friday, March 24 at midnight
Friday
Mar
24
2017
Saturday
Mar
25
2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees and the City of Salem in the third and last of three community planting events to be held at the newly opened Minto Island Conservation Area this planting season. We will be planting native trees and shrubs in along the new multi-use path connecting Riverfront Park with the greater Minto Brown Island Park. This event is funded by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and a Meyer Memorial Trust grant, and is one of many events in support of the Year of the Tree campaign, celebrating Salem’s 40th year as a Tree City USA. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at Durham City Park in partnership with the City of Durham and Clean Water Services. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join Friends of Trees at a planting in partnership with the City of Hillsboro and Clean Water Services at Jackson Bottom Wetlands preserve. This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. There will be an approximately 10 minute walk from the parking lot to the planting area. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Sunday
Mar
26
2017
Monday
Mar
27
2017
Tuesday
Mar
28
2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 3-5am
3-5am
From BerniePDX: "We will continue to discuss next steps and how to fight back in this new political environment. Bring your ideas and positive energy."
Thursday
Mar
30
2017
Friday
Mar
31
2017
April
2017
Saturday
Apr
1
2017
with
Surfrider
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at midnight through Sunday, April 2, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, April 2 at midnight
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Friends of Trees is working with Clean Water Services to restore the Churchill Forest natural area to a diverse and healthy riparian forest and ephemeral wetland. This project is situated in the headwaters of Summer Creek and while the vast majority of the watershed is developed with roads, homes, and strip malls, the stream itself runs through a well-established vegetated corridor thanks to the work of Clean Water Services and area residents. This project will help to protect the uppermost section of the watershed by planting a wide variety of native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us for the second of three plantings to improve habitat for pollinators! These plantings are all part of the Bee Stewards Wilsonville project in partnership with the City of Wilsonville; Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides; The West Linn Wilsonville School District, Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology; Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; Northwest Youth Corps; Habitat Landscape Design; Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension among others. This project is supported by Metro and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you can simply show up! Please contact Jenny & Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Sunday
Apr
2
2017
Monday
Apr
3
2017
Tuesday
Apr
4
2017
Thursday
Apr
6
2017
with
Surfrider
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at midnight through Friday, April 7, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Friday, April 7 at midnight
Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Friday
Apr
7
2017
Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Saturday
Apr
8
2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us to celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Tualatin and Clean Water Services at the Tualatin Community Park! This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, city partners, and private landowners will be working together this season to continue the success of this program. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there! This planting is generously sponsored by PGE
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8:30-10:30pm
8:30-10:30pm
Venue:
@
Alberta Abbey
The Blind Cafe experience is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers. You will participate in a Q&A with your blind wait staff while dining on a vegan meal, including wine and dessert, and enjoying live music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will share a meal family-style, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from our events are donated to local organizations that improve the lives of the blind.
Sunday
Apr
9
2017
Monday
Apr
10
2017
Thursday
Apr
13
2017
Friday
Apr
14
2017
Saturday
Apr
15
2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9am-1pm
9am-1pm
Join us for the final of three plantings to improve habitat for pollinators! These plantings are all part of the Bee Stewards Wilsonville project in partnership with the City of Wilsonville; Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides; The West Linn Wilsonville School District, Center for Research in Environmental Sciences and Technology; Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; Northwest Youth Corps; Habitat Landscape Design; Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension among others. This project is supported by Metro and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Site conditions and age requirement: The planting area for this event is along a center median with busy car traffic on either side. We will have a safety buffer on the road and request that all planting volunteers be at least 14 years old. Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you can simply show up! Please contact Jenny & Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there! Thank you to PGE for generously sponsoring this planting!
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Join us to mulch native trees and shrubs that were planted this winter as well as remove invasive species including Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy. These activities help to ensure the highest survival of our newly planted native trees and shrubs as well as help to protect the existing tree canopy. This tree care event is in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation, Portland OIC, EMSWCD, and Port of Portland. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Sunday
Apr
16
2017
Monday
Apr
17
2017
Tuesday
Apr
18
2017
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
Laura's House, Newport OR (call (541) 815-3398 for directions)
Wednesday
Apr
19
2017
with
Surfrider
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:30-8am
6:30-8am
Venue:
@
TBA
Thursday
Apr
20
2017
Friday
Apr
21
2017
Saturday
Apr
22
2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Join us in mulching the trees and shrubs planted earlier this year at Errol Heights! This tree care event is in conjunction with Portland Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro, Friends of Errol Heights, and The Johnson Creek Watershed Council! Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there! This planting is generously sponsored by PGE
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6-11pm
6-11pm
A music festival primarily Blues but also jazz and world music to raise funds, awareness and introduce new people to the idea of single payer universal healthcare for all.
Sunday
Apr
23
2017
Monday
Apr
24
2017
Tuesday
Apr
25
2017
Thursday
Apr
27
2017
Friday
Apr
28
2017
Saturday
Apr
29
2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Join us as we mulch hundreds of native trees and shrubs that were planted this past winter! Our Tree Care events help to ensure the highest level of plant survival through our dry summer months. This project is in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation and is supported by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Metro. Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! Looking to volunteer as a group? RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer -- you may simply show up! Please contact Jenny or Randi at (503) 595-0213 if you have any questions or need more information. We look forward to seeing you out there! This planting is generously sponsored by PGE
Sunday
Apr
30
2017
May
2017
Monday
May
1
2017
Tuesday
May
2
2017
Friday
May
5
2017
Saturday
May
6
2017