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Published: 17 March 2009

Portland Bulletin Board 2009

Thursday March 19

BRIGHT  NEIGHBOR TRAINING. Free tools for community building workshop. Learn to swap and share with your neighbors. Please register by March 16th. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. New Columbia Community Center 4625 N. Trenton St. For more info call 503-546-7499.

Thursday March 19

 PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION'S COMMUNITY GARDENS. has announced its schedule of Spring 2009 classes and work parties. 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Intro to Vegetable Gardening Class Peninsula Community Center , 700 N Rosa Parks Way

Saturday March 21

VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET OPENING WEEKEND. The Vancouver Farmers Market is a family and pet friendly place to spend the day, right across the street from beautiful Esther Short Park. You'll discover fresh produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, delicious food, unique accessories for yourself, home, or garden, and a lot more. Open Saturday 9 am to 3 pm

GEOLOGY ROCKS. Learn how rocks and minerals are used in our everyday life. Create your own pet rock. 3 p.m. Vancouver Mall Community Library 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive Suite 285. For more info call 360-892-8256.

Sunday March 22

SPRING PNACAC COLLEGE FAIR. Over 100 colleges will be represented. Students, and parents are invited to attend. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. University of Portland.

SPRING FLOWER SHOW COMES TO PORTLAND'S JAPANESE GARDEN. The Ohara School of Ikebana brings to the Garden more than a dozen beautifully created flower arrangements in a relatively new style that dates back to the late 19th century. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Garden is above Washington Park 611 SW Kingston Dr. The show is free with paid admission to the Garden.

Monday March 23

FAMILY COMMUNICATION IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS: Collabotative Problem Solving (CPS) Class/Support group for parents & caregivers of children and teens with behavioral challenges; adapted from the books.  "The Explosive Child" and "Treating  Explosive Kids.". Time: 6:30-8:30 pm   Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital 
2801 N. Gantenbein Ave. Portland, 97227

Tuesday March 24

RECORD RELEASE EVENT DECEMBERISTS. CD signing. Purchase their new album at the signing and receive a limited-edition, hand signed, hand numbered poster. Music Millennium 6:00 p.m. 3158 East Burnside For more info call 503-231-8926

Wednesday March 25

ROLLER FUN. Open to all ages Sponsored by, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Gresham Skate World 1220 NE Kelly Ave. Gresham. For more info call 503-793-9185. $6.00 Admission and skate rental.

Friday March 27

THE ENERGY TRUST BETTER LIVING SHOW'S GREEN JOBS FAIR. The Pacific Northwest's Largest Sustainable Lifestyle Show Brings Employers and Job-Seekers Together to Help the Environment and the Economy at the Portland Expo Center. From noon to 4 p.m. For more info call 503-223-5443.

Saturday March 28

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR SOLV GREAT OREGON BEACH CLEANUP. To participate, simply show up at one of 44 registration sites at 10:00 AM on March 28th to pick up a bag and head out to the beach to help improve our coastline for wildlife and summer visitors. To find the sites please call 503-844-9571 or 800 333-7658.

Sunday April 5

RACE FOR THE ROSES FOR THE ALBERTINA KERR CENTER. The race begins and ends at the Oregon Convention Center, with the half marathon beginning at 7 a.m. and the 5K at 7:30 a.m. Every registrant gets a technical racing shirt, and roses and medals are awarded to every finisher. Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations, check-in and more. For more info call 503-239-8101.

Saturday April 18

HEALTHY FOOD & FITNESS FAIR. The Portland Clinic in Partnership with the SW Community Center and Peacock Chef & Nutritional consulting will host this free event. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. SW Community Center 6820 SW 45th Ave. For more info call 503-223-5443.

Sunday April 26

ANNOUNCING THE 2009 STUDENT DAY OF SUCCESS. Come and be a part of the next generation of beauty professionals as they show their skills and creativity in this

exciting and fun all day competition. Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel (1000 NE Multnomah St. 8am to 6pm. admission is $5.00. For more information 503.348.1798


SEATTLE Bulletin Board 2009

Thursday March 19

SUMMER DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSE. The University Family YMCA invites families to learn about YMCA summer camp at the Summer Day Camp Open House. Refreshments and games provided. Free and open to the community. Call 206-524-1400 for more information. 6:30 P.M. – 8 P.M. 5003 12TH Ave NE,

Saturday March 21

FUSED GLASS TILES!  Participants will learn how to design and create fused glass tiles with artist Chris Beck. Beck will fuse the tiles in his kiln and participants can pick up their finished tiles the following week at the branch. For ages 6 and older. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SEATTLE ANIMAL SHELTER SHOWCASES SMALL ANIMALS. "Cool City Pets" for adoption every third Saturday of the month. Between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. location 2061 15th Ave W.

Sunday March 22

KING & SNOHOMISH COUNTY SPELLING BEE! Come watch middle school students spell words like "scopolamine," "escamotage," "phugoid"! Approximately 60 school spelling champions from King and Snohomish counties compete for the regional spelling title and a trip to Washington, DC for the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Presented by Town Hall and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Free, no tickets required. 1 P.M. For more info call 206-652-4255 Ext 15.

NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT FAMILY DAY. Enjoy a day of carnival games, guest speakers, informational booths and fun for the family. Free and open to the public 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Northshore YMCA 11811 NE 195th St. Bothell.

Monday March 23

JONATHAN ALTER TO DISCUSS: THE DEFINING MOMENT. FRD"S hundred days and the triumph of hope. Jonathan Alter is Newsweeks Senior Editor and NBC News Correspondent. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Town Hall 1119 Eighth St.

Thursday March 26

Seattle Arts & Lectures presents Yusef Komunyakaa Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyaka A Vietnam-era vet, his work is considered some of the best writing on that war.: 7:30pm, Benaroya Recital Hall. Please call 206-621-2230 for tickets and information.
Friday March 27

BEAVERS: The Biggest Dam Movie You Ever Saw!, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. SE.  Plunge in and meet your illusive neighbor. This movie shows several beaver families in their wild surroundings. With breathtaking underwater photography, you travel inside the lodge for a rare look at these charming and industrious creatures, see them evade predators, and build their homes. Bring a comfy blanket or pillow and we'll pop the popcorn. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. For more information call 425-452-2565.

Monday April 20

 SONGS OF THE SOUL, The Music of Sri Chinmoy performed by acclaimed world, classical, and jazz musicians from around the globe. Concert is free, but reservations are required. Call 206-446-9409, or go to the event 7:30 p.m.

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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