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 PHOTO: Ghanaian filmmaker Richmond Asamoah unveils his new movie DEEP, Friday Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at the Portland Community College Cascade Campus, Moriarty Auditorium.  A special screening is Sunday Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. at Portland International Church at 22 NE 80th Ave. DEEP is a story of a family dealing with conflicts that are resolved through a faith in God. For more information go to www.themoviedeep.com.

 

African American Alliance for Homeownership Fair

The 16th Annual African American Homeownership Fair is Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Legacy Emanuel Hospital Atrium, 501 N. Graham St. The event is free and open to all.

Free and open to the public, the event offers housing and finance counselors and credit experts to help you plan for your own home.

  • Enter to Win $1,000 Grant
  • Enter to Win a $500 Gift Card and Other Prizes
  • Visit Over 40 Housing Professionals
  • Attend Free Workshops
  • Home Retention Resources (for current homeowners)
  • Free Lunch
  • Free Parking
  • Pre-registration is NOT Required

For more information go to www.aaah.org, or call 503-595-3517.

 

Health Coalition Wellness Fair this Saturday

Portland’s African American Health Coalition holds its free 19th Annual Wellness Fair, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Blvd.

Bringing together clinics, health organizations, and the community to promote health education in a fun way, the event offers health insurance information, with “navigators” and insurance experts to assist and to pre-register anyone for the national registry.

The 19th Annual Wellness Village, a free family event open to the public and focused on getting the community looking & feeling healthy, includes:

 Health clinics- free dental, hearing/vision, flu shots, immunizations

 Diabetes and high blood pressure screenings

 Fitness classes and free massage - Kids’ activities

The African American Health Coalition works to improve health outcomes in the community through research, advocacy and outreach programs like Healthy Kids insurance coverage and the Low Cost Exercise program.

For more information go to www.aahc-portland.org.

 

Portland NAACP Elections this Weekend

The next General Membership Meeting of the local NAACP will be held from Noon until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 25, at Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St. in the University Library, Room 120.
This will be your opportunity to hear from and to speak to the local NAACP nominees for president, vice president, secretary, assistant secretary, and treasurer.

All Portland NAACP members in good standing are eligible to run for office. You must meet the criteria and ATTEND this meeting in order to run for office. Anyone with questions can contact current NAACP Secretary Doris Muhammad at 503-282-0537.

Voting for NAACP officers is Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Red Cross, 3131 North Vancouver Ave., Conference Room 'C' - First Floor. Voting will begin at 11a.m. and NAACP members will have until 3 p.m. to cast their votes.

Anyone with questions should immediately contact current NAACP Secretary Doris Muhammad at 503-282-0537, or email dorismuhammad503@gmail.com.

 

Dancing Zombies Take Over the World; Portland Hosts 8th Annual Thrill the World

Thrill the World, where hundreds of locals dress like zombies and dance Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” choreography, is coming up Oct. 25, for the eighth year in a row.

Each year, all proceeds from Thrill the World Portland benefit the Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC), a local organization that provides services and a drop-in center for queer youth.
Dancers will have to learn the dance ahead of time. Practices will be at Fremont UMC, 2620 NE Fremont in Portland (practices are optional; dancers can learn at home with instructional videos on youtube). Practices occur Sundays from 2-4 p.m., and Fridays from 6-8 p.m., through Oct. 25.

For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/thrilltheworld.portland or email ttwpdx@gmail.com

 

Portland NAACP Elections This Weekend 

The next General Membership Meeting of the local NAACP will be held from Noon until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 25, at Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman St. in the University Library, Room 120. 

This will be your opportunity to hear from and to speak to the local NAACP nominees for president, vice president, secretary, assistant secretary, and treasurer. 

All Portland NAACP members in good standing are eligible to run for office.  You must meet the criteria and ATTEND this meeting in order to run for office.  Anyone with questions can contact current NAACP Secretary Doris Muhammad at 503-282-0537. 

Voting for NAACP officers is Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Red Cross, 3131 North Vancouver Ave., Conference Room 'C' - First Floor.  Voting will begin at 11a.m. and NAACP members will have until 3 p.m. to cast their votes.

Anyone with questions should immediately contact current NAACP Secretary Doris Muhammad at 503-282-0537, or email dorismuhammad503@gmail.com.

 

A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors And People With Disabilities 

Aging and People with Disabilities would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

  • Hillsboro, Tuesday, Oct. 28, - 12:30 – 2 p.m. at the Hillsboro Public Services building, Cafeteria, 155 1st St.
  • Beaverton - 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Beaverton Community Center, Vose Room, 12350 SW 5th St. Suite 100.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.

 

RACC Seeks Applications for New Public Art Murals

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every month through June 2015.
Applications and guidelines are available at racc.org/public-art/mural-program. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. RACC’s review and approval process takes 4-6 weeks, and all proposals are reviewed by the Public Art Murals Program Committee, whose members include artists, arts advocates and other creative professionals. For more information, contact Peggy Kendellen, public art manager, at 503-823-4196 or kendellen@racc.org.

On Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 am to noon, RACC will offer a free workshop to help artists understand the mural application process at the Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St. For more information and to RSVP, contact Peggy Kendellen, public art manager, at 503.823.4196 or kendellen@racc.org.

Another route for painting a mural in the City of Portland is through the city’s Original Art Mural Permit, which has different requirements and a fee of $50. Funding is not available through the City’s permitting process. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/50737 for more information.

 

Northeast Community Center Fine Arts & Cool Crafts Show and Sale

Friday evening, November 7, 5-8pm, free admission, complimentary wine & cheese.

Continuing Saturday, November 8, 10am-4pm

Location: Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th, Portland, necommunitycenter.org

30 plus artists/crafters, selling their quality original and handmade crafts – paintings, jewelry, holiday décor, cards, glass art, candles, bath & body and much more.
Proceeds support programs & activities at the Northeast Community Center

 

Latest CCB Sweeps for Unlicensed Contractors

Construction Contractors Board investigators found nearly 60 potential violations of contractor law after recent enforcement sweeps of approximately 400 job sites in the Portland area and the Oregon coast.

Investigators checked job sites at random in September and early October as part of an ongoing campaign targeting unlicensed contractors.
Common violations included:

  • People who were building, remodeling and repairing properties without a contractor's license 
  • Contractors who failed to provide workers' compensation coverage for their employees
  • Contractors who were working on homes built before 1978 but who were not licensed to handle lead-based paint
  • In recent months, the agency has conducted similar sweeps of construction sites in other parts of the states.

A typical first-offense penalty for working without a license is $1,000 with subsequent violations resulting in fines of up to $5,000. Working without a license is also a misdemeanor crime. Contractors and consumers can report unlicensed contractors and other illegal activity or verify licenses on the CCB's website or by calling 503-378-4621.

 

Local Military Support Network Hosts Benefit Concert Featuring Norman Sylvester

Veteran and military support network, OMSN, announces a fundraising concert, dinner, and silent auction to support veterans of every era with targeted resources to sustain their needs. 100 percent of the proceeds go to support Oregon’s Veterans, with benefits ranging from financial assistance, transportation and ensuring basic needs.

The benefit, Voices for Veterans, will feature the Norman Sylvester Band, a down-home BBQ dinner, a no host bar, a silent auction, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

The event is hosted by the North Portland Eagles #3426, 7611 N. Exeter Street, Portland. Tickets are available at www.tickettomato.com

 

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