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WhiskeytownUSA


On May 13th-15th, 2016, the 4th Annual WhiskeyTown USA will bring together over 200+ local, national and international whiskeys to sample, bands, restaurants, vendors, fine cigars, and entertainment. This celebration will once again transform NW Portland, so come experience everything that the culture of whiskey has to offer while supporting a great cause - a portion of proceeds benefits Children's Cancer Association. Single-day advanced tickets $30 (includes 4 tasting tokens) and Weekend Pass $50 (includes 8 tasting tokens).Click here for tickets.
 

BRAVE A SHAVE FOR KIDS WITH CANCER


Oaks Park
Jun 4th, 2016 • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
(7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland)
Be a hero for kids with cancer!
Join the St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement!
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers!

    

Dawning's Art


The Event June 4-5, 2016: The Wilsonville Festival of Arts annual 2 day event features arts and food vendors, interactive craft area, live entertainment, student art pavilion, and fun for the whole family presented at Town Center Park. The Wilsonville Festival of Arts celebrates art and culture in Oregon. Events include musical and theatrical performances, art show and sales, art demonstrations, art activities, and much more. Through raffles, a silent art auction, $30 or less art sale and other initiatives the festival is able to create scholarships for art students. This year we are additionally fundraising to create two plaques to complete a student community project called Beauty and the Bridge.
 

Henry Winkler Lends Star Power, Passion for Dyslexia Education to Park Academy


For many with dyslexia, a neurological condition, support and resources are difficult to find. In fact, only recently educators have truly understood how to support students with dyslexia and recognize their true strengths and gifts. Park Academy has been leading this initiative in Oregon for the past ten years, empowering students and their families. On June 16th, it’ll welcome some serious star power to help, at its second annual fundraising dinner.  An Evening with Henry Winkler, at Park Academy (1915 South Shore Blvd.  Lake Oswego) will include a dinner and oral auction; Mr. Winkler will share his personal experience with dyslexia and how he overcame his struggles to be an award winning actor, director, producer and author. Funds from the event will support the educational environment through its scholarship program and will help students who struggle with dyslexia and other attention learning issues to thrive.

17th Annual Run 21!


Run 21 is Oregon's largest old school motorcycle rally July 22nd through 24th in Otis, Oregon. All bikes, all riders welcome. 3 days of music, bike games and camaraderie.  Bands on Saturday night are Cadillacs for Everyone and Moonshine Bandits. Over 21 only. More info and tickets on Facebook Run 21 Resurrection or at the website run-21.com .

11th Annual Portland Brain Tumor Walk


Unite with us to fight brain tumors! The Portland Brain Tumor Walk is an inspiring, family-friendly 5k event that offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, raise vital funds, connect with others interested in the cause, and educate the local community on the diverse needs of patients and survivors. All proceeds raised benefit the National Brain Tumor Society (www.braintumor.org) and go toward funding the discovery of new treatments, and ultimately, a cure. Register today at Events.Braintumor.org and make a difference in the lives of all those affected by brain tumors! 
 

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Know an Outstanding Oregon Teacher?


Know an outstanding Oregon teacher?  Are they inspiring to your kids?  Do you as a student, parent or colleague have respect and admiration for them?  Do they play an active role in the community as well as at school?  Would they be a poised and articulate representative of all Oregon classroom teachers?  Then click through  www.oregonteacheroftheyear.org  and nominate your outstanding teacher by May 15th.
Thanks to the Oregon Department of Education’s partnership with the Oregon Lottery, the Oregon Teacher of the Year receives a gift award of $5,000 as well as a special fund to cover all travel costs for the year. In addition, a matching monetary gift ($5,000) goes to the Teacher of the Year’s school. The winner also receives a technology package award from SMART Technologies as well as other gifts and recognition from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), founder of the National Teacher of the Year Program. Finally, the first and second runners up receive a $2,000 cash award as a part of the Oregon Department of Education’s partnership with the Oregon Lottery.
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