Today’s Calendar

special events

Saturday, July 13

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Bamboo Festival. Learn about bamboo for your garden. There will also be a rare bamboo auction. The event is located at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center Picnic Shelter. The festival is co-sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Bamboo Society and the Hoyt Arboretum. For more information call 503-542-5780.

Tuesday, July 16 through Friday July 19

10 a.m.-9 p.m. The 96th Annual Multnomah County Fair. “Red, White and Blue and You in 2002.” This old fashion county fair will have everything from watermelon seed spit-offs to a petting zoo. Lots of fun for the whole family. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children (children under 5 years old get in free). Tuesday is senior day and everyone over 62 years old get in free. The event is located at Oaks Park.

workshops

Wednesday, July 10

3-4 p.m. Introduction to Interviewing. Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop you interview skills in this introductory workshop. Workshop located in the Career Center on USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.

Thursday, July 11

2- 4 p.m. Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates during interviews. Workshop located in the Career Center on USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.

Friday, July 12, Saturday July 13 and Friday, July 19

Portland International Initiative for Ecology Culture and Learning Summer Institute-Leadership for Sustainability. Join us as we explore the possibilities of a conservation economy in the Pacific Northwest with the Mattole Watershed Restoration Group and Ecotrust. Participants may register for one of both weekends or for individual workshops. For further information about the workshops and registration please contact Sonya Salanti at 503-725-4684 or visit www.piiecl.pdx.edu.

Thursday, July 18

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starve Ups Square. Starve Ups is an Oregon-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping business entrepreneurs create and sustain successful businesses. This “square of information” is geared towards the needs of entrepreneurs and early stage companies. Industry veterans, members of Starve Ups and other Oregon business organizations will be available to help answer questions and share resources. Event located at Pioneer Square. Admission is free. For more information please contact John Friess at 503-889-0010 or e-mail at [email protected]

lectures

Sunday, July 14

2 p.m. Universe Palmistry and Soul Searching. You have your own guide to a successful life right in your palm. This is an open lecture. The event is at 1402 S.E. 39th, #B. For more information call Orange Mums at 503-230-2629 or e-mail [email protected]

readings and reviews
Wednesday, July 10

7 p.m. Book review of Michael Moore’s “Stupid White Men.” Join for a discussion of how to build a feminist, multi-issue, anti-capitalist movement to topple the big business dominated economy. Event is sponsored by the Portland Radical Women. The review will be at the Bread and Roses Center on 819 N. Killingsworth. For more information or to arrange childcare, rides or work exchange call 503-240-4462.

performances

Now through Sunday, July 14

Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues.” Portland is the first stop for the new touring cast featuring Starla Benford, an original cast member, and Kristen Lee Kelly. The third actress is still to be announced. Event is at the Newmark Theatre. Tickets are $30-$40 and are available through TicketMaster at www.ticketmaster.com or call 503-790-ARTS. Proceeds from the events go to local women’s charities.

art
Now through Friday, July 26

Women and Violence. This is a members exhibition dedicated to Lonnie Feather, a victim of domestic violence. Presented by the Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art. The event is located in the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center at 5340 N. Interstate. For more information please contact Madeline Janovec at 503-231-8346.

Now through Friday, July 26Dissolutions/Di-solutions: Amate Paper Paintings by Beatriz Ezban. The Littman Gallery presents an exploration of Amate paper which has been used as a principle curative element against the loss of the soul in Mexican traditions. The Littman Gallery is located in SMC 250. Event is free.

Sunday, July 14

7:30 p.m. Opening Showcase Gala of the 2002 Bel Canto Institute. Celebrate our 10th year anniversary with enjoying a cornucopia of favorite opera arias and popular scenes featuring 20 spectacular young singers. Hear the stars of tomorrow and then greet this summer’s Festival artists, faculty and students at a post concert anniversary reception. Event located at the Dolores Winningstad Theater at 1111 S.W. Broadway. Admission is $10-$12 general and $7 for students. Tickets are available at the PSU box office and at the door.

healthThe Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened its doors in Southeast Portland to provide services to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. This new community resource provides free support groups and drop-in services. For more information contact Natalie at 503-771-5503.

If you are a woman who has a physically abusive female partner, call the 24-hour crisis line, 503-281-2442, or women-battered-by-women support groups at 503-232-7805 or 503-289-6869, ext. 11. NH basement.

weekly events
Mondays

Noon-1 p.m. Weekly Brown Bag Lunches. Discuss such topics as Michael Moore’s “The Big One,” with Phil Knight. Event located in SMC 323. Presented by the Progressive Student Union.

Thursdays

1-2:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group, Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining this group please call CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) at 503-725-4423.

3-4:30 p.m. Sexual Minorities Group. If you are interested in joining this group please call CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) at 503-725-4423.

Fridays

10-11:30 a.m. Three-week De-Stress Educational Workshop. The workshops focus on procrastination, stress and anxiety. Group 1 meets July 12 and 19 and Group 2 meets July 26, Aug. 2 and 9. If you are interested in joining this group please call CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) at 503-725-4423.

volunteer opportunities
Wednesday, July 17 through Monday, August 12

Portland Women’s Crisis Line is in need of volunteers to advocate for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates provide services including 24-hour crisis intervention on the hotline, legal advocacy and sexual assault victims’ advocacy. Free basic advocacy training provided. The training is on Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:15-9:15 and Saturday mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information call 503-232-4176.

Hyalite is a nonprofit organization that needs volunteers with grant writing skills. Volunteers will be writing grant support to complete historical documentaries about African Americans during the Civil War and African Americans during the movement west. Send resumes to http://hyaliteinc.org/index.htm or call 503-220-8282.

Oregon for Health Security seeks to unite health care professionals, consumer organizations, caregivers and concerned citizens to advocate for improved access to quality, affordable and secure health care. The organization is looking for interns and volunteers for upcoming terms. For more information contact the Oregonians for Health Security at 503-655-2793 or e-mail at [email protected]

Mercy Corps (www.mercycorps.org) is seeking tax-deductible donations of PCs and computer parts. Please help create free computer training and communication/Internet access centers. Mercy Corps is a Portland based nonprofit that is working in over 30 poor countries. For more information contact Matthew at 503-796-6803 or e-mail at [email protected]

The Volunteer Alert is back. Check out the opportunities to help REACH and contact us to sign up or to get more information. Go to www.reachcdc.org for more details.

Oregon Partnership is an organization dedicated to changing lives through substance abuse prevention, education and referrals. The partnership is currently looking for volunteers to work on its various programs. For more information call 503-244-5211.

Clackamas Women’s Services has many opportunities for compassionate, open-minded women who want to help women and children survivors of domestic and sexual violence. You may also be able to earn college credit if you are a current student. We are currently seeking volunteers for days, evenings or weekends. For more information call 503-654-2807.

Wish you could do something to help end domestic and sexual violence? The Bradley-Angle House is looking for volunteers to work its 24-hour crisis line, staff emergency shelter and transitional houses, work with children’s groups and serve on the board of directors. The organization is also seeking volunteers to do administrative and maintenance work. The Bradley-Angle House provides quality service for women and children of all races, religions, sexual orientations, ages and backgrounds. Ongoing education regarding homophobia, racism and oppression is required of all staff volunteers. Please call and donate your services at 503-282-9940. Make a difference!

Shelter/Domestic Violence Resource Center is looking for caring individuals to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of women and children. There are many opportunities to share your skills and all are invited to apply. No prior experience is necessary as comprehensive training is provided. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca at 503-640-5352.

Transition Projects has a year-round need for hygiene items like soap, shampoo and razors, as well as blankets. Volunteers are needed year-round to help serve and supply food at the Clark Center and also the Glisan Street Shelter. Call 503-823-5845 for more information.