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Help the Sleep Country Foster Kids School Drive!

For nearly 20,000 foster kids living in the Northwest, changing homes often means getting behind in school. To help local foster kids get a good start, Sleep Country USA is collecting school supplies. But they need your help! Bring your gift of paper, pens, crayons, pencils, rulers, dictionaries and more to any Sleep Country location, or visit SleepCountryFosterKids.org to donate online. Sleep Country knows, not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

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 by leasing 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. Click here for more information to make a donation.

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Portland Fall RV & Van Show

From Thursday, September 11, through Sunday, September 14, the 31st annual Portland Fall RV & Van show – the region’s largest selection of RVs in one location – returns to the Portland Expo Center! RV sales are up and more people are heading out on the open road. For those wanting to upgrade their RV or begin a new RV adventure, this is the place to be! A dozen dealers will showcase more than 150 brands, plus new technologies, accessories and amenities. Plus, you won’t want to miss this year’s new and most exciting feature, the Elvis Traveling Museum— straight from Graceland! More information at www.OTShows.com.

The Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest!

Enjoy bands, beer and food at Portland’s Biggest Oktoberfest – the tenth anniversary of the Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest! It’s Saturday September 13th from 3-11pm, and it’s free to get in, with food, mugs and beer tokens available for purchase. This year Oktoberfest coincides with the 30th anniversary of the brewery, and the celebration will be better than ever! Rob and Kurt Widmer will both be there as you enjoy live music, imbibe six different beers on tap (Hefe, Upheaval, Okto, Alchemy, Green & Gold and Double MAC), and special 30th Anniversary beers will be available in the pub. There will be plenty of bike parking and a MAX stop just down the street, so leave your car at home and use alternate transportation. Russell Street and Knott Street will be closed between Interstate and Albina.

9th Annual Dancing In The Square American Indian Day Celebration

On the fourth Friday in September, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) and other local Indian organizations will be hosting an “American Indian Day Celebration” at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland from noon to 7pm. The event will be a celebration of American Indian cultures and is intended to raise the level of awareness concerning the challenges that American Indian people face in this country. For more information, click here

The 10th Annual Walk, Roll & Run for United Cerebral Palsy

The 10th Annual Walk, Roll & Run for United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington takes off on Saturday September 6th! Choose the 2.5 mile stroll and roll around the Eastbank Esplanade, or the 8K run on the Springwater Corridor—both raise much-needed funds for UCP’s ongoing mission to help kids and their families living with cerebral palsy. There’s also free lunch, booths and music to enjoy after the event! Register today at www.walkrollnrun.org. When you do, make sure and enter the promo code BE WELL N-W and get $5 off your registration fee!

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