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Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2-4pm
@The Hollywood Theatre
You're invited to a free, local-focused film fest on Sunday, February 1st - featuring people working together for social and environmental vitality in Oregon. The filmmakers wove their visual stories together with passion and dedication to the craft, and we hope that these real-life examples will illuminate possibilities and inspire action. A Q&A panel with filmmakers will follow the screening. This is a free event, and all ages are welcome! Watch the trailer & learn more: bit.ly/legacyff RSVP to the Facebook event: http://bit.ly/legacyfffb ----- Films include: --Vanport Project-- In 1942, 40,000 people lived in Vanport; in 1948, the Columbia River flooded. A collective effort is being made to capture the lost memories of Vanport. --Requiem of Ice-- Witnessing the Sandy Glacier Cave system as it undergoes dramatic change and collapse. --The Lost Fish-- One of the Pacific Northwest's oldest fish is disappearing, along with it the sacred place it holds among many local tribes. --Chinelos Dancers-- The story of each beaded costume comes alive as the masked performers dance. --Native Showcase-- A web-series that shines light on Native American talent across the country - each episode follows a day in the life of an artist in their community. --Santos United-- Low-cost opportunities for Portland inner-city youth to develop teamwork, leadership, and self-discipline through soccer.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 1-3pm
@The ReBuilding Center
Join us for this dynamic and vibrant event featuring, Orgullo Morelense Cemiac, a Chinelos dance group on Saturday, May 17th from 1-3pm. Chinelos are the best-known Carnival dancers in Mexico and are easily recognizable with their elaborate costumes and distinctive jump-like dance. The Chinelos group, Orgullo Morelense Cemiac, was started in Portland, OR in 2009 by Alex Arenales as a way to teach his children about the customs and traditions of his hometown of Morelos, Mexico. Alex and his Chinelos Dancers enliven and build community in Portland through their vibrant cultural sharing. This event will include a viewing of the colorful, intricate costumes at 1pm, as well as a live performance at 2pm. The performance will take place at the Community Trees area at the ReBuilding Center, 3625 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227. Everyone is invited to this free community event.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-1pm
@Multnomah County Central Library
Be blown away by youth that demonstrate a passion for restoring the health of the environment! Join us at our next Sharing Ideas event, featuring the Roosevelt High School Science Club, a group of students determined to counteract pollution in North Portland. These local youth are experimenting with planters that recycle polluted air into clean air and testing of air quality surrounding Roosevelt High School. They have been invited to Washington, D.C. later this year to present their findings. Sharing Ideas events raise awareness of local grassroots efforts throughout Portland that strengthen community. Project presenters share the inspiration that launched their idea, how it moved into action, where they are today, and their hope for the future. Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages will sponsor this free event on Saturday, April 26th, from 11am to 1pm at the Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205. Everyone is invited. RSVP suggested online or by phone at 503.546.7499. Refreshments will be provided. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided upon request, with 48 hours advanced notice. The Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages is a free resource for sharing community-building stories, strategies and ideas.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 11am-1pm
Engage in a lively conversation with people across neighborhoods in Portland to create a vision for the future. What does an ideal community look, taste, sound, smell and feel like? What can we do today to foster positive change for tomorrow? Bring your friends and family to this free event and discover pathways to new possibilities! This free event is sponsored by Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages. RSVP suggested online or by phone at 503.546.7499 by March 12th. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what neighborhood you live in! Enjoy refreshments and a raffle. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided upon request, with 48 hours advanced notice.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 6-8pm
Engage in a lively conversation with neighbors about creating a vision for the future. What do you want to see in your community? How can we work together to shape a community we want to live in? What can we do today to foster positive change for tomorrow? Bring your friends and family to this free event and discover pathways to new possibilities! This free event is sponsored by Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages. It will take place on Thursday, January 23rd, from 6pm to 8pm in a gathering space at Glenfair Church, 50 NE 143rd Avenue Portland, OR 97230. Please RSVP online by email at email@example.com or phone at 503.546.7499 by January 20th. Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be provided. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided upon request, with 48 hours advanced notice. The Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages is a free resource for sharing community-building stories, strategies and ideas.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6-8pm
@Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
Sharing Ideas events illuminate positive, grassroots efforts of neighbors, volunteer groups and organizations throughout Portland that foster shared understanding. Presenters will provide inspirational insights revealing how they moved their project ideas into action, where they are today and their future hopes and dreams. This Sharing Ideas presentation features two local projects that bring people together from a variety of backgrounds to share skills and resources: Repair PDX is a volunteer led group that organizes repair cafés all over Portland, inviting participants to bring their broken items to get fixed for free. Outgrowing Hunger is a nonprofit founded in 2011 to create participatory opportunities for improving the accessibility and affordability of fresh produce. Please RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503.546.7499. The event is free and open to the community! Refreshments will be provided. Childcare (9 and under), transportation, and interpretation are provided upon request, with 48 hours advanced notice.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from noon-2pm
@The Commons of Our United Villages
You are invited to an Open House celebration sponsored by The Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages. Join us and Portland community on Saturday, October 5th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm in The Commons of Our United Villages 3625 N. Mississippi Ave. Discover what we are doing to foster a welcoming, vibrant and creative community. Learn how you can get involved. Meet new people, share stories, and exchange ideas! Bring family, friends, co-workers and neighbors! Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided. And it’s all free!
Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6-8pm
Sharing Ideas events illuminate positive, grassroots efforts of neighbors, volunteer groups and organizations throughout Portland. Presenters will share the inspiration for their project, how they turned their idea into action and how the project engages community. This Sharing Ideas presentation features Envirovillage, a project that develops art and outdoor experiences, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and community projects to connect people to each other and the environment. Come celebrate and discover the many ways in which individuals and groups are making a positive difference in our community. Make connections; explore possibilities for creating similar projects in your neighborhood. The event is free and open to all!