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Published: 08 April 2009


Thursday April 9

JOB RESOURCE FAIR FOR SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. The YWCA of East Multnomah County is collaborating with dozens of area partners to present a one-of-a-kind employment resource fair for adults age 55+ and for people with disabilities.  The fair will be held at the YWCA East location: 600 NE 8th St. Gresham. 2 – 6 p.m. For more details call 503-988-3840 ext. 29896.

Friday April 10

MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS. Battle of the bands competition. Local Portland high school students. This event is for all ages and free admission 8 p.m. Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave. For more details call 971-275-6182.

ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP SERVICES. The churches of the Pan Methodist Alliance have planned for their Annual Good Friday Services of the Seven Last Words of Christ. Service begins at 7 p.m. at Allen Temple C.M.E. Church, 4236 NE 8th Ave. The public is invited to attend the service. For more info call 503-288-5429.

Saturday April 11

RABBIT ROMP. The Rabbit Romp is a celebration of spring. Candy "egg" hunts start every 20 minutes. For children ages 2-10. Don't forget to bring an Easter Basket. The Oregon Zoo. Free with paid admission. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

EGGSTREAM EASTER EGG HUNT. There will be over 14,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes hidden on our large grounds. This is for children 2 through the 5th grade. This is a lot of fun for free. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. LifePoint Church 305 NE 192nd Vancouver.

THE HUNT IS ON. Bring your children ages 3 to 8 and your smiles, to Alpenrose Dairy. There will be an enormous amount of prizes available for all the children. Schedule is ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. Moms at 11:30 a.m. and ages 6-8 at 12:30 p.m. 6149 SW Shattuck Rd. For more info call 503-244-1133.

Sunday April 12

EASTER WITH THE RABBITS (DOGS AND CATS TOO). The Oregon Humane Society welcomes the Easter Bunny. Not only can you meet the official Easter Bunny you can get to know some of his real bunny pals. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be there from 1 – 4 p.m. 1067 NE Columbia Blvd.

Tuesday April 14

SLEEPY LABEEF LIVE PERFORMANCE. Sleepy LaBeef has lived his life on stages, in honky-tonks, and on the road. He has released records in six different decades and has had chart success as far back as the sixties. 6 p.m. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St. For more info call 503-231-8926.

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 Hands on Portland. Check in at Friends of Trees, 3117 NE MLK Blvd at Fargo St. For more info call 503-284-9013.

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

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 SCHOOLS ANNIVERSARY 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.



Thursday April 9

THOMAS RICKS WILL READ FROM HIS NEW NOVEL "THE GAMBLE," about General David Petraeus and the Iraq War post-2005. 7 – 8:30 p.m. 1000 Fourth Ave, Microsoft auditorium level 1. This program is free and open to the public.

Friday April 10

JEFFERSON TEEN FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT. Bring your own flashlight and hunt for the winning prize eggs. Please dress for the weather. Ages 11 –17, 8 p.m. Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S. For more info call 206-684-7481.

Saturday April 11

SPRING EGG HUNT AND PANCAKE SOCIAL. All children 10 and under bring your Easter basket and get ready to find some eggs. Pancake breakfast will follow. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S. For more info call 206-684-7481.

EASTER EGG HUNT. Bring your basket and enjoy a fun family day in the park. A bunny will lead children on the search. Ages 11 and under. 10 a.m. International Children's Park, 700 S. Lane St. For more details call 206-233-0042.

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.

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.

Wednesday April 29

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

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