Celebrate Oregon Agriculture

Celebrate Oregon Agriculture brings you tips for enjoying Oregon agriculture with your family. Over 37,000 family farms in Oregon grow over 220 amazing products. We’re lucky to live in Oregon, where world-class soils and our mild climate grow the world’s greatest food. Click here for tips, videos and more, sponsored by Do It NW!, Food Services of America, Flav-R-Pac and Wilco.

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Nearly 26 million people across the country and 1 million people here in Oregon/SW Washington are affected by diabetes and pre-diabetes, 1/3 of those people don't even know they have it. March 25th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day "walk up call" asking the American public to take the FREE Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Share the test with everone you care about -- friends, family, and colleagues. With each person that takes the test and knows their risk, the Association is that much closer to reaching their goals to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes (and $5 is donated by Boar's Head Brand!) Visit www.diabetes.org/oregonswwashington or email oregonswwashington@diabetes.org to get more information how you can be involved in Alert Day within your office or community. 

March for Babies

Join March of Dimes for the annual March for Babies on Saturday, April 26th! We’re taking part in the walk that saves babies from premature birth and birth defects. They’ll be the easiest steps you and your family will ever take. You’ll have fun, too! Millions of people across the nation will be walking to support March of Dimes research and programs to give babies in our community a healthy start in life. Find the walk closest to you and register today by clicking here

Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Bowl

Sleep Country USA is raising money to provide extracurricular support for local foster children, but they need your help. Join the Sleep Country Foster Kids Pajama Bowl, Sunday April 27th at Big Al’s in Beaverton. Your 5-person team will have a great time bowling in your pajamas, and the money you raise goes to help local foster children! Sign up here and start collecting pledges today!

Strike Out Cancer

Strike Out Cancer is a youth softball tournament benefiting the Children's Cancer Association and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society being held April 26-27th at Wallace Marine Park in Salem.  Along with a great day of softball for regional 12 and under teams we are hosting a kids fair with face painting, balloon animals by Twisty and Friends, arts and crafts tables hosted by Michaels, a cake walk, and silent auction.  We invite and encourage survivors of Leukemia, Lymhoma, Myeloma, or childhood cancers to claim a survivor Tshirt and act as honorary pitchers.  It promises to be a great day of family fun and support for our Oregon Families facing cancer.  Visit our Facebook page for the latest information on the tournament at https://www.facebook.com/Strikeoutcancersoftballtournament or email us at Strikeoutcancersoftball@aol.com if you have any questions.

Artifact Grand Opening Gala: A Night of Ancient/Future Fashion

Please join Artifact during its Grand Opening Gala! Artifact is branching out from its buying, selling, and trading during May’s First Friday to celebrate with a night of fashion, festivities and fun. You can enjoy free henna, hula hoop dancers, get your fortune told, as well as support this month’s nonprofit, Friends of the Children. While supporting Friends of Children you will be entered to win a $100.00 Artifact gift certificate. Raffle tickets to support this month’s nonprofit can be purchased for just $1. As an added bonus just for you, we will be serving wine and homemade pie, while giving you 10% off your clothing, furniture, home decor and art purchases. Artifact: Creative Recycle 3630 SE Division St., PDX 97202; First Friday, May 2nd from 6-9pm More information at artifactpdx.com and friendspdx.org

All-Women's Teachers Arm Wrestling Event

Female teachers from all over North Clackamas School District are bulking up to participate in an arm wrestling charity event to raise money for North Clackamas Education Foundation and to kick off the 2014 First Friday Milwaukie season. The North Clackamas Education Foundation's goal is raise funds to support North Clackamas School District so that every child can succeed. Hosted by the Warrior Room, a kettlebell studio located in downtown Milwaukie, the all-women’s teachers arm wrestling charity event for North Clackamas Education Foundation will kick off the first “First Friday” in downtown Milwaukie – Friday, May 2nd at 5:30 p.m. 94/7's very own, Gustav, will be spinning live from the event! General admission for spectators will be $5, and VIP tickets will be awarded for any donation over $10. All children are FREE and encouraged to come out to support their teachers!

Family Dogs New Life Shelter's 2014 Fundraiser

Family Dogs New Life Shelter in Milwaukie is celebrating 10 years and 10,000 lives saved! Their 2014 fundraising gala is going to be an amazing night and will be held on Sunday, May 4th at Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland 97209. Tickets are $80 in advance and include live music, a delicious dinner and wine, cash bar, live and silent auction and the premiere of "Finding Love, Giving Life" -- a documentary about the amazing work of Family Dogs New Life Shelter in our community. Click here for tickets and more information.

Night to Nurture: Community, Competence, Confidence

Mother & Child Education Center invites you to get a group together and purchase a table of 8 for $450, or purchase tickets individually for $55 a ticket. A great night to raise funds for Mother & Child Education Center, while having fun with your friends, your co-workers, a mentor or your mom (the evening before Mother's Day!), and all the new people you'll meet. Serving families in the greater Portland area since 1971, funds raised at "Night to Nurture" will help continue the offering of classes and workshops in prenatal health, labor & delivery, newborn care, parenting, nutrition, budgeting, breastfeeding, and more at no charge; keep their pregnancy & parenting crisis lines - in English, Spanish & Russian - running 24/7; and providing emergency clothing, diapers, food/formula, and other needed supplies to more than 100 families each month. Visit the auction website to read more about this event and reserve tickets. 

OHSU Transition Fair: "Passport to a Healthy Future"

If you are a young adult with a disability and looking for independence, OHSU's Institute on Development & Disability is hosting a transition fair, named "Passport to a Healthy Future." This transition fair emphasizes a holistic approach to adolescent transition for young people who experience disability. It'll be held at Oak's Park on Sunday, May 18th from 1 to 4pm. For more information, click here

Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon will be racing through Portland on May 18, 2014. The scenic 13.1 mile course starts & finishes at Waterfront Park with two bridge crossings and a tour through East Portland. Don’t miss this 13.1 mile block party. Whether you run, walk, volunteer, or cheer - the race has something for everyone. Rock bands every mile and hundreds of spirited cheerleaders keep you rockin’ from start to finish through the City of Roses. Click here for race details and register now!

"LIZZIE" at Portland Center Stage

LIZZIE is a new rock-style musical retelling of the bloody legend of America's favorite axe-wielding double-murderess and Victorian hometown girl. Lizzie Borden, who has become fodder for jump rope rhymes, was acquitted in 1892 of the ax murders of her father and stepmother, and lived the rest of her life as American’s first infamous tabloid star. But did she really do it? And if so, how? "LIZZIE" runs May 24 - June 29 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Donations are appreciated, due to cost of tickets only covering about 50% of the production cost!

Union Gospel Mission's LifeChange Center For Women & Children

Union Gospel Mission has expanded their services from serving adult women to also serving women with children. Union Gospel Mission has leased a facility in the Beaverton area for this newly expanded program. This new location will provide a safe, healing home for women and women with children to escape homelessness, addiction and abuse. LifeChange for Women & Their Children will provide safe transitional housing, nutritious meals, counseling services, childcare and more. This will allow women to build healthy, new, productive lives and help to break generational cycles of poverty, homelessness and abuse. You can click here for more information and make donations anytime. 

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