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Thursday April 16

TRAIL BLAZERS TO HOST PLAYOFF RALLY. The event will feature music, contests, giveaways, video entertainment and appearances. At approximately 2 p.m. there will be an appearance by the entire Trail Blazer team and coaching staff. Noon- 3 p.m. Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Friday April 17

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY. Participants are encouraged to bring up to 100 pounds of paper to be shredded for free. 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Saturday April 18

3RD ANNUAL SPIFFIN' UP MLK BLVD. EVENT. Neighborhood volunteers needed to help with community effort. Volunteer sign up begins at 8:30 a.m. Work begins at 9 a.m. Register at SOLV or Handson Portland. Check in at Friends of Trees 3117 NE MLK Blvd at Fargo St. For more info call 503-284-9013.

ROOTS AND WINGS: Children need roots to grow and wings to fly! A fun, interactive and educational event for the whole family. Inside the Lloyd Center Mall 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NEW HELP FOR HOMEBUYERS AND HOMEOWNERS. This event is open to anyone interested in buying their own home, or homeowners who are interested in finding ways to maintain and preserve their home. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kelly Elementary School. 9030 SE Cooper St. For more info call 503-788-8052 ext 105

Monday April 20

COUPLES' WORKSHOP N. PORTLAND. Come join us for an interactive couple's workshop where you can pick up on a few tools for a lasting relationship. $10 fee that covers materials and class.7 – 9 p.m. New Columbia Comm. Center 4625 N. Trenton For more details call 503-205-6377.

Tuesday April 21

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY! The Earth Day Fair will be held at (MHCC) Mt. Hood Comm. College from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The fair includes information about alternative energy, natural home gardening, composting, organic food and more. For more info call 503-491-7321.

Wednesday April 22

SPRING REVIVAL '09. "A Healing Touch" Guest speaker Evangelist The Rev. Keith I Harris, from Jackson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Hempstead, NY 7 p.m. A.M.E. Zion Church 3605 E. 13th St. Vancouver. For more info 360-693-4566.

Friday April 24

8TH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S CULTURAL PARADE. Celebrating the diversity of Vancouver. The parade provides an opportunity for each child to share with the community his or her own unique culture. 9– 11 a.m. 5th St. in front of Pearson Air Museum and ends inside the Fort. 610 E. Reserve St.

Saturday April 25

5K/WALKATHON TO KICK OFF JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL'S ANNIVERSAY CELEBRATION. This event will benefit Jefferson Student Activities and The Jefferson Centennial Celebration. Run walkathon starts at 8:15 a.m. entry forms available at Jefferson High School Alumni Office. 503-709-2654.

PEOPLE CELEBRATING PEOPLE. How does it make you feel when you are complimented? 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Reflections Coffee House and Talking Drum Book Store.


2009 STUDENT DAY OF SUCCESS! Annual competition for all cosmetology students. The next generation of beauty professionals show their skills in this exciting and fun all day competition. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Double Tree Hotel 1000 NE Multnomah. General Admission is $5. For more info call 503-348-1798.

 Tuesday May 5

JUST IN TIME FOR HARD TIMES. Cascade Job Fair. More than 40 employers will be featured at the Portland Community Colleges 12th annual Cascade job fair. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Physical Education Building gym, Cascade Campus. 705 N. Killingsworth St. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes. For more info call 503-977-4421


Thursday April 16

PUBLIC PONY RIDES. Bring your little ones down to the farm for a ride on one of the adorable ponies. Ages 3 and up weight limit 100 lbs. Cost is $3.00 a ride. Get in line early. Line closes at 11:30 a.m. Rides start at 10 a.m. Kelsey Creek Community Farm Park. 410 130th Pl. SE.

Saturday April 18

THE BEST GARAGE SALE AND CAR WASH ON THE BEACH. Alki Community Center has a great way to get your car cleaned and get rid of your unused stuff, which can be someone else's treasures. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 5817 SW Stevens St. For more details call 206-684-7430.

EARTH DAY, ARBOR DAY. Volunteer with others and help plant. Then enjoy the rest of the afternoon with a ceremony 8:30  – 11:30 a.m. Followed by festivities until 2 p.m. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE. For more info call 425-452-4195.

Sunday April 19

TACOMA ART MUSEUM FREE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL. The big draw with David Macaulay. Those who bring a new children's book to donate, will be entered to win prizes. Free Admission to the museum starting at Noon. For more info call 253-272-4258. Noon- 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 22

ECO FAMILY FUN FACTOR. You will experience games, obstacles, and lots of laughs during Eco Fear Factor. Participate in Eco Fear Factor games and learn ways to help the environment at the same time. All ages welcome. $5 per family. 6  – 8 p.m. Hiawatha Community Center. For more details call 206-684-7441.

Thursday April 23

WOMEN'S CENTER HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR. This event features workshops, demos, and informational booths. Staffed by local health care providers. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. South Seattle Community College, Jerry Brockey Student Center. 6000 16th Ave. SW For more details call 206-768-6801. This event is free and open to all.

Saturday April 25

HEAR IT, SEE IT, DO IT. Don't miss the East side arts education fair. The fair will include an exciting mix of workshops, live performances and informational booths. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Crossroads Of Bellevue. NE 8th & 156th Ave. NE Bellevue.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING. The YWCA and the Tukwila School District are conducting a mobile mammography screening. The screenings are free for income eligible women age 40 and older who are uninsured or under insured. For an appointment or more info call 425-226-1266 ext 1006. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Showalter Middle School 4628 S. 144th St Tukwila.

Wednesday April 29

OPENING DAY IS APPROACHING. Columbia City Farmers Market. 30 farmers and food vendors selling delicious assortment of spring vegetables, organic poultry, meats and dairy, wild salmon, and seasonal cut flowers. Opening day celebration starts at 3:30 p.m. Columbia Plaza 4801 Rainer St. S. at South Edmunds.

MORTGAGE INTERVENTION SESSION. Are you experiencing a financial hardship affecting the ability to pay your mortgage? Interested in your options? 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle.

Tuesday May 5

HEALTHY AGING FAIR. Calling all seniors and baby boomers. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Central Building 810 3rd Ave. (between Columbia & Marion) For more details call 206-684-0500.

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