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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 11 February 2009

Allen Temple Turns 60

Allen Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is celebrating 60 years as the first C.M.E. church in the Pacific Northwest.
Allen Temple CME Church organized February 6, 1949. Allen Temple began with 12 charter members and 25 original members. Ms. Zeola Thompson is the sole surviving charter member.
Events include Night of Reflections & Family Reuniting, a dinner and program on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. at Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy, 2231 N. Flint St. Donation $25 – dress to impress. On Sunday, March 1, Family Reuniting in One Voice features past and present choir members participating in the special anniversary choir. The program starts at 4 p.m. at Allen Temple, 4236 NE 8th.
The Rev. LeRoy Haynes, Jr. is pastor of Allen Temple C.M.E. Church. The public is invited. For information, call 503-287-0261.

Community Health and Wellness Fair

The Affair of the Heart event features free carotid ultrasound screening, blood sugar testing, cholesterol screenings, blood pressure checks, and balance screenings. The Adventist Health event will be held Friday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Gresham Station Medical Plaza, 831 NW Council Drive in Gresham.
Snacks and door prizes will also be provided. For more information call 503-489-2631.

Oregon Food Bank Fund Raiser

Business Coach Tshombe Brown will hold a fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 6 pm to 9 pm at Interstate Lanes, 6049 N Interstate Ave.
In association with Biznik (www.Biznik.com), a social networking site that combines online networking with local face-to-face entrepreneurial interaction, the bowling fundraiser will help to raise both money and nonperishable food donations for the Oregon Food Bank on or before the bowling event.
Brown says it's a way for entrepreneurs to "give back" to the local community, have fun, and network with like-minded entrepreneurs at the same time.
Interstate Lanes is offering participants a substantial discount on the regular bowling fee and is including the bowling shoes. For every $1 that is donated, the Oregon Food Bank can collect and distribute five pounds of food.
If you'd like to participate in the event, contact Tshombe at 360-746-0922 or via email at [email protected].

Recession-Proofing Your Business

The Columbia Corridor Association is holding a panel discussion to give you tips on surviving and possibly thriving in the recession. The event is 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Feb. 25 at Embassy Suites Portland Airport, 7900 NE 82nd Ave. Cost is $35 for nonmembers.
Paul Harrison of Harrison Management Co. is their Turnaround Professional, with an uncanny knack for analyzing the problem quickly and offering the right solutions.
The Portland Development Commission is their Business Assistance Partner, with an array of funding and incentives packages on the table, and more on the way.
Register online at www.columbiacorridor.org/events/breakfastforums.htm or call Marissa King at 503-287-8686.

Oregon School Choice Contest

Are you a student, or a parent of a student, who attends a K-12 school of your choosing —private, charter, virtual, non-local public or home school — or a public school, but you'd prefer another choice?
All Oregon parents and K-12 students are invited to make up to a two-minute video about how school choice has, or could, change your life. Tell your story and stand up for school choice.
Twenty finalists will win $250 each, based on how persuasively their videos make the case for school choice. A random drawing among finalists attending the awards ceremony in mid-April will determine the grand prize winner, who will receive up to $10,000 for qualified educational expenses. Visit www.OregonSchoolChoiceContest.com for complete details and to enter the contest. The Oregon School Choice Video Contest is a project of Cascade Policy Institute.

Oregon Action to Hold Racial Profiling Event

Oregon Action will hold the first in a series of public meetings about the issue of racial profiling by the Portland Police.
The Black History Month meeting  will be held Feb. 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5431 NE 20th Ave.

Facets of Africa

Portland's most vibrant performing artists share legends and personal tales representing the many facets of Africa based culture in Facets of Africa, through Feb. 26, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. and Saturday Feb. 21, 2 p.m. at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 534- N. Interstate Ave.
The IFCC presents artists and storytellers from a variety of African countries.

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