Wednesday Community Calendar 2009 November 11


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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 12:00am

Greetings Cascadia! This is Crystal, in for Steve with the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 11th, 2009.
As you know, today is Armistice Day: The Day of Peace. Mercifully it was agreed in 1918 that the Great War, the First World War, the "War to end all wars", would end on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Traditionally, two minutes of silence are observed at this eleventh minute. Please join with members of the Portland chapter of Veterans for Peace and many others to observe this Day of Peace in the Pioneer Courthouse Square.
November is "Labor History Month", which was enacted in 1991 by the Oregon Legislature. To celebrate, the Northwest Oregon Labor Council is sponsoring a Veterans' Day forum to honor those who served in the military. "Veteran Workers Tell their Story: Our Living History" will be held from 2 to 5pm at the Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. space is limited. In addition to scheduled speakers, the program will include reading from the recently published, "Voices of Vets: A Bridge Back to the World". (For more information, call Cook at 703.1693.)
Join the KJK Properties Landlord Study Hall tonight from 6.30 to 8pm.This month's topic will be on Section 8 Tenancies. Jill Riddle, with the Housing Authority of Portland, will be speaking at the All Saints Episcopal Church Cafeteria, located at 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd. in Portland
These free monthly forums are for rental property owners to learn more about landlord tenant law, protecting their assets, creating safer neighborhoods, announcing vacancies and networking. For additional information and to RSVP please call Kathryn King at 503.997.9035 or email
The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library are delighted to announce that November's reading will feature the poetry of Don Colburn, an accomplished poet and reporter for the Oregonian. He has won the Cider Press Review Book Award, the Finishing Line Press Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The reading will be held on tonight at 7pm in the Library Pond House at 2215 SE Harrison in Milwaukie.
D'mae Roberts, radio producer and recent contributor to Oregon Humanities magazine, will deliver a keynote lecture, "Secrets of a Mixed Race Child", as part of Lewis & Clark College's Sixth Annual Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium, Mixed: The Politics of Hybrid Identities. The keynote takes place tonight at 7pm in the Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, in Portland.
"Say Hey, NW!" From 6 to 8.30pm at the Multnomah Athletic Club, attend an event designed to help professionals of color make connections as they settle in Portland. Food is provided and everyone who supports diversity in the workplace is welcome. For info, call 516.3505.
Are you interested in Local Food Policy? The Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meets the Second Wednesday of each month from 4:00 till 6:00 PM. These citizen-advisory meetings are open to the public, and public is invited to participate on committees working on food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County. The next general meeting will be held today from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Food Innovation Center, 1207 NW Naito Parkway, Portland. Visit and click on Sustainable Food for more information.
It is Free Admission Day at the Portland Japanese Garden. Voluntary donations to Janus Youth Program, a Portland non-profit which provides shelters for homeless youth, are welcome for the following items: socks, dental floss, toothbrushes, small sewing kits, stocking caps.

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