Workshop on Portland’s mural application process: The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and the City of Portland will help artists and community members learn how to organize and navigate two different paths for creating murals in the City of Portland on Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, at Miracle Theater, (425 SE 6th Ave., Portland). The workshop is free but space is limited and RSVPs are required. To sign up, contact Cheryl Norton at email@example.com or call 503-823-5865.
Clases de ESL para adultos: En la Madison High SUN School (2735 NE 82nd Ave., Portland), empezando el el 1 de octubre. Todos los martes y jueves, de 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Aula B-2). No se require inscripción previa; los nuevos miembros son siempre bienvenidos. Información: 503-407-8702
Free adult ESL classes: At Madison High School SUN School (2735 NE 82nd Ave., Portland) starting Oct. 1. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Room B-2). Walk in; no-preregistration required and new members are always welcome. Information: 503-407-8702
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Exhibit: This year the Maude Kerns Art Center (1910 E. 15th Ave., Eugene) is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Day of the Dead Exhibit, Oct. 18 (opening reception 6 p.m.-9 p.m.) – Nov. 8. The 2013 exhibit includes over 25 artists from three states and features oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, glass, assemblage, and mixed media. The opening reception fiesta features music and dance performances, including traditional dances presented by Ballet Folklóricó Alma de México. Tours of the s exhibit are offered in Spanish and English on selected days to students and the general public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tour reservations. Information: 541-345-1571, mkartcenter.org
Catlin Gabel’s Latino Open House: Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the James F. Miller Library on the school’s campus at 8825 SW Barnes Rd., Portland. Latino Open House is an opportunity for Portland-area Latino families to come and talk with teachers, tour the campus, and meet Catlin Gabel’s Latino families and students. This event is available for preschool to grade 12 families, and children are welcome. To register, call admission associate Sara Dier at 503-297-1894 ext. 443 or email email@example.com. Information: catlin.edu, 503-297-1894
Centro Cultural Gala: Centro Cultural of Washington County is celebrating 42 years of leadership and service to the Latino community with its 3rd Annual Gala on Nov. 2, 5 p.m.–12 a.m., at Embassy Suites (9000 SW Washington Square Rd., Tigard). Each year, Centro Cultural celebrates a unique pillar of its mission at the Gala. This year we will focus on arts and culture, celebrating our community’s diverse heritage, and the important role the arts play in a vibrant community. Cost to attend the Gala is $75 per person and includes a catered dinner, local music, and an inspiring program. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. There will be a Silent Auction and an opportunity to make a financial contribution to the organization. Information and registration: centrocultural.org
El 25 aniversario de Mano a Mano: El Centro Familiar Mano a Mano celebrará su 25 aniversario el 14 de noviembre, de 4-5:30 pm , en el Centro Cívico Keizer. El evento de aniversario contará con historias de antiguos y actuales clientes, cuyas vidas han enriquecido a nuestra comunidad, con apoyo de Mano a Mano. Habrá una subasta con obras de arte de artistas locales y reconocimientos serán entregados a algunos líderes clave de la comunidad por su contribución. Boletos para el evento están a la venta a directamente en Mano a Mano o por internet en manoamano25th.bpt.me/. Más información: 503-315-2290 o manoamanofc.org
Portland Children’s Levy survey: The Portland Children’s Levy us a city of Portland program that funds children’s programs in areas of early childhood, after school, mentoring, child abuse prevention, mentoring and beginning next year: childhood hunger. They have developed a survey in English and Spanish to help inform the next funding round and are hoping for as many community responses as possible. English: surveymonkey.com/s/PCLCommunityOutreach/. Español: as.survey monkey.com/s/PCLSurveySpanish
L.E.S.T.A. fall bilingual language programs: LESTA (Learn English/Spanish through the Arts) is now in its ninth year of bringing multi-cultural, Spanish and English educational arts programs to the Washington County area. All classes are on Saturdays, and are $40 per student per month, with some partial scholarships available for early registration. All ages are accepted, from 5 to 95. Classes are held at the LESTA Studio (365 NE Jackson St., Hillsboro), and shows, which will be held in various locations, are free. Coming up: bilingual Day of the Dead mask-making class for kids and adults on Saturdays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 5-26, with the special free Mask Show on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.; bilingual “Christmas Pastorala IV,” Saturdays 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 9 – 30, with free shows on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8 at 2 p.m. Information: 503 617-6986, firstname.lastname@example.org, lesta.net. Register now to reserve your space in these programs and get early discounts.
Race Talks: Held the second Tuesday every month, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, Race Talks step out of the box of the typical lecture series and welcome all ages, from 9-90, into a more interactive realm of audience participation. Due to the growing needs of the community and public demand, Race Talks 2, held the first Tuesday every month, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Jefferson High School, was developed and will feature the same program topics as held in year one of Race Talks: an introduction to the diverse Communities of Color in Portland. For information, contact Donna Maxey at 971-222-8254 or email@example.com.
Clases de ESL: Tigard Senior Center, 8815 SW O’Mara St. Contacto Kris en 503-975-6364 para programa de clase.
Clases de ESL: De martes y jueves por la tarde, 7 p.m. a 8:30 p.m. No cita necesaria; St. Anthony Middle School, 9905 SW McKenzie St., Tigard. Contacto Derene/Bob, 503-590-5582 o pedir Derene en la escuela a las 7 p.m. el martes o el jueves.
Free statewide community health screenings: Oregon Lions Club is working with the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF) to combat preventative blindness and deafness in the community through free health screenings. The Oregon Lions Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP) provides free health screenings to the public in the following areas: visual acuity, hearing, blood pressure, diabetes (with a 3 hour fast) and glaucoma. For locations and dates throughout the state, visit www.olshf.org/mobile-health-screening-progra/.
Free monthly preparedness classes: From making a disaster plan to learning the basics of CPR, Oregonians can get prepared for all types of emergencies in just one evening. On the fourth Tuesday of every month, the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a free preparedness class 6 p.m.-7 p.m., followed by a $10 hands-only “Citizen CPR” class until 7:30 p.m.. Classes will take place at the Oregon Trail Chapter, 3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland. Participants can opt to take one or both classes. Registration is only required for Citizen CPR; to sign up, call 503-284-1234.A free interactive preparedness class is also available online at www.oregonredcross.org/beredcrossready.
Call for Artists: The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking new additions — paintings, prints, drawings, photographs or three-dimensional wall pieces — to purchase for the Portable Works Collection. Professional artists currently living in Oregon who are not already represented in the Portable Works Collection are invited to apply. More than 1,000 pieces, representing hundreds of Northwest artists, are regularly rotated throughout publicly accessible spaces in County and City buildings. This highly regarded collection strives to reflect a diversity of populations, artistic disciplines and points of view. For more information and to download the complete “Call for Artists” guidelines visit the Public Art section of the RACC website at www.racc.org or contact project manager Keith Lachowicz at 503-823-5404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grupo de apoyo de Familias en Acción: Luche mano a mano como sobreviviente para vivir fuerte. Disfrute y cuente con un grupo para pacientes y familiares que padezcan del cáncer en un ambiente cálido y amistoso. El grupo se formará cada segundo sábado del mes, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., en la Iglesia Agustana Lutheran (2710 NE 14th, Portland). Presentarán expertos del tema, se servirá almuerzo y habrá cuidado de niños. El cupo es limitado. Para reservar su lugar y para más información: 503-961-6404.
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Oregon Tobacco Quit Line Offers Free Assistance: Oregon’s success at reducing tobacco use is saving many lives and dollars, but there are still thousands of smokers ready to quit who need help. The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line toll-free number is 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) or 1-877-2-NO FUME (1-877-266-3863). TTY is 1-877-777-6534. Cessation specialists are available from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.