Oregon and Washington have nearly 20,000 children in foster care. Many have suffered the effects of poverty, neglect and even abuse. Studies show that for many foster children, the challenges are just beginning. But it doesn't have to be that way. Sleep Country USA would like your help by joining forces in our community to help Northwest foster kids by donating shoes to your local neighborhood Sleep Country USA location. With your help, we can provide foster children with the little things that often make a big difference. With your continued support we strive to help foster kids beat the odds. Learn ore about our current shoe drive efforts or donate online or even host your own drive today!
With the Rose Festival CityFair at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade, the Fred Meyer Junior Parade, the Queen's Coronation presented by Pacific Power, the Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk, the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade, Creative Youth Awards, the Rose Cup Races, there's plenty of ways to celebrate Portland's Party! Learn more about all the different activities.
Music Education Program for Public Schools
Music Workshop is a non‐profit organization that provides a free, innovative and turnkey supplemental music program to public elementary schools. In just forty minutes of class time, students learn valuable lessons of music appreciation and study including a focus on styles, cultures, genres, instruments and musicians. Students participate in lively discussions and activities that promote personal academic, artistic, and behavioral growth.
The pilot program will launch within twelve Oregon public schools this February with a debut episode covering the topic of Jazz. In conjunction, each Pilot School will have the opportunity to host an assembly delivered by Aaron Meyer and provided by the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
For Music Workshop to be free of charge to public elementary schools, donations are needed. Please go to www.musicworkshopedu.org to donate today.
HHS School Band Benefit Concert
Come see two local bands, Burning Star and 9 Gauge, rock the stage at Heritage High School! All proceeds go to the HHS Band program. Tickets are $3 pre-sale, $5 at the door. The show starts at 6:30pm and ends at 9pm for people who work. Text/call 360-718-1711 or email email@example.com for ticket info. All proceeds go to the HHS Band program. HHS is located at 7825 NE 130th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98682.
Send A Kid to Camp Golf Tournament
Gather your golfing buddies and sign up now for the “Send a Kid to Camp Tournament.” The event will be Monday, July 15th at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course. Test your skills at Witch Hollow, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course, one of the premier golf courses in the nation and help send deserving children and adults living with disabilities to summer camp for memories that will last a lifetime. Fabulous raffle prizes, gourmet meals, post-tournament drinks and more! Register by July 12th by calling Easter Seals Oregon ~ 503.228.5108.
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3rd Annual Memorial Day BBQ Bash
Come help BBQ Slicks celebrate and remebers our hero's at the 3rd Annual Memorial Day BBQ Bash, Monday May 27th, 12:00-7:00pm at BBQ Slick's new Drive Thru BBQ Facilit, 28300 Wilsonville Rd, Newberg, OR 97132. Come and enjoy the live music (3 bands including Headliner Blues Rocker Ty Curtis), Free BBQ, Raffles, Games, 40 x 40 Beer, Wine and Cocktails. Bring your lawn chairs and hang out in the park, listen to music with some Slick's Big Time BBQ and have a great time as they celebrate Memorial Day and raise some money for our Vets (Donations at the gate. 100% of proceeds will go to the VFW, Post 4015 of Newberg! Parking and shuttle service will be provided at the Les Schwab in Newberg and The Trolley will deliver you with a short shuttle ride to the event (no parking on site).
Portland's Annual Ladies Day Out, 2013!
The Northwest’s Premier Destination for Beauty, Fashion Fun and Giving Back
We are currently accepting Exhibitors, Sponsors, Main Stage Demonstrations and Workshop Leaders for Portland’s Annual Ladies Day Out, 2013. This event takes place June 21-23, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center and brings thousands of women from all walks of life together to enjoy an indulgent weekend of shopping, pampering and delighting in the very best products and services that the Northwest has to offer while giving back to and supporting outstanding local businesses, non profits and entrepreneurs. Additional event information, fee schedules and exhibitor contracts can be accessed on our website at www.ladiesdayout.net. For additional questions or requests for information, please contact us directly at 503.421.7706.
Relay For Life coming to Milwaukie!
Relay For Life Kick Off Party – Saturday January 26th at the Milwaukie Elk Lodge
On January 26th, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Milwaukie, Oregon will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather Friday, January 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Milwaukie, OR 97222 for a kickoff party to sign-up teams wanting to participate in the annual summer 24 hour event. With dinner compliments of Olive Garden, the rally will feature speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay and will honor cancer fighters. This will also be where to get information and resources for the Milwaukie Relay For Life event on July 13th at La Salle High School. Join or support a team today!
2013 Relay For Life 24 Hour Relay Event – July 13th – July 14th at La Salle High School
Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Milwaukie gets underway with teams of residents gathering on Saturday, July 13th starting at 10:00a.m. and ending on Sunday, July 14th at 10:00a.m. at La Salle High School 11999 SE Fuller Rd Milwaukie, OR 97222. Join or support a team today!
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
To join a Relay For Life in your community, call 1-800-227-2345, or RelayForLife.org.
The Spirit Mountain Casino Summer Spice Cook-off
The heat is on to find the best chili, hot wings, and salsa in the state! Spirit Mountain Casino proudly presents the 2013 Summer Spice Cook-Off on July 20th! Break out your family recipes and special sauce because we’re looking for the tastiest chili, the hottest wings, and the freshest salsa in Oregon. To cool your taste buds and cleanse your palate in between tastings, local breweries will be onsite with ice cold beer that pairs perfectly with chili and hot wings. For those who think they can handle the heat, Salvador Molly’s and Spirit Mountain Casino will partner together to host the “Great Balls of Fire” eating contest! All bets are off when it comes to finding the best chili cook in Oregon…do you have what it takes to go all in? Click here for more information.
Ladybug Run for CDH Awareness
This event on August 10th promotes awareness of and raise funds for the condition of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The event will consist of a 5K run, 5k walk and a 10K run (also a Kids 1K fun run and a Diaper Dash) in Cook Park. The course will consist of an urban trail winding through open green spaces and forested areas and providing a unique running experience. Click here to register!
5th Annual Team Hope Walk for Huntington Disease
The 5th Annual Team Hope Walk for Huntington Disease will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 atRed Sunset Park in Gresham, OR. The walk begins at 11:00 am with day of registration starting at 9:30 am. To confirm you are registered, you will receive an email from Firstgiving confirming your registration. A general donation of $10.00 is greatly appreciated but not mandatory to participate. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s Disease and their families. The Portland NW Chapter is asking for support from the community to become a sponsor, donate products, volunteer to coordinate the activities, and attend the event. To register for the walk please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/hdsa-wa/thw_portland. To volunteer or support the 5th Annual Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease, please contact Kirsten Waldschmidt at 503-201-4294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Les Schwab Bowl
The Les Schwab Bowl is back! It's North vs. South in this all-star high school football game on Saturday June 23rd at Hillsboro Stadium. Gates open at 3pm and kickoff is at 6pm. For more information, visit lesschwabbowl.com.