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Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Do you enjoy giving hope, discovery and self-empowerment to people who truly need and appreciate it?

Bethesda Lutheran Communities is currently looking for Direct Support Professionals!!!

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you'll be responsible for training and assisting individuals served and supported in various aspects of activities of daily living, while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and agency policies and procedures. This position is also responsible for the health , safety and emotional support of the individuals being served. This position actively supports people to choose and achieve the highest quality of life. Click here to apply:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Nearly 26 million people across the country and 1 million people here in Oregon/SW Washington are affected by diabetes and pre-diabetes, 1/3 of those people don't even know they have it. March 25 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day "wake up call" asking the American public to take the FREE Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Share the test with everyone you care about - friends, family and colleagues. With each person that takes the test and knows their risk, the Association is that much closer to reaching their goal to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes (and $5 is donated by Boar's Head Brand!) Visit or email to get more information on how you can be involved in Alert Day within your office and community. 

March for Babies

Join March of Dimes for the annual March for Babies on Saturday, April 26th! We’re taking part in the walk that saves babies from premature birth and birth defects. They’ll be the easiest steps you and your family will ever take. You’ll have fun, too! Millions of people across the nation will be walking to support March of Dimes research and programs to give babies in our community a healthy start in life. Find the walk closest to you and register today by clicking here

Strike Out Cancer

Strike Out Cancer is a youth softball tournament benefiting the Children's Cancer Association and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society being held April 26-27th at Wallace Marine Park in Salem.  Along with a great day of softball for regional 12 and under teams we are hosting a kids fair with face painting, balloon animals by Twisty and Friends, arts and crafts tables hosted by Michaels, a cake walk, and silent auction.  We invite and encourage survivors of Leukemia, Lymhoma, Myeloma, or childhood cancers to claim a survivor Tshirt and act as honorary pitchers.  It promises to be a great day of family fun and support for our Oregon Families facing cancer.  Visit our Facebook page for the latest information on the tournament at or email us at if you have any questions.

Sleep Country Pajama Foster Bowl!

For the nearly 20,000 foster children living in the Northwest, each day presents new challenges. But with the community’s help, these children can regain a sense of hope. 100% of funds raised by Pajama Bowl participants will be used to provide resources, and little wishes that foster kids often go without – whether it's a funding athletic participation fees, obtaining assistance in school, or reuniting with a sibling at summer camp. Since its inception, Pajama Bowl has raised over $750,000 for foster kids, thanks to the generous support of over 5,600 participants! Bowl on Sunday, April 27th at the Big Al's in Beaverton from 11am-2pm to raise money for foster kids!

Family Dogs New Life Shelter

Family Dogs New Life Shelter in Milwaukie is celebrating 10 years and 10,000 lives saved! Their 2014 fundraising gala is going to be an amazing night and will be held on Sunday, May 4th at Castaway, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland 97209. Tickets are $80 in advance and include live music, a delicious dinner and wine, cash bar, live and silent auction and the premiere of "Finding Love, Giving Life" -- a documentary about the amazing work of Family Dogs New Life Shelter in our community. Click here for tickets and more information.

Faire in the Grove!

Step back in time for a day of revels at the Faire In The Grove! Join McMenamins Grand Lodge, and The Barony of Draon's mist, Medieval Re-enactors, Armored Fighters & History Buffs, who invite you to experience the Middle Ages and the Renaissance!
Hosted on the vast front lawn of the Grand Lodge, come and be transported back to Fairegrove, a medieval village. Enjoy seeing and learning some of the history behind life in the middle ages and beyond into the Renaissance. May 3rd-4thT-10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday


Fixin' This: A benefit for Jack McMahon

A benefit for Jack McMahon featuring:
John Koonce, Steve Bradley, Cal Scott, John Bunzow, Bob Love International, Denny Bixby, Mark Spangler and many, many more! 
Sunday, May 4th 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at O'Connor's in Multnomah Village (7850 SW Capitol HWY).  $10/cover, all ages welcome!

Oregon Potters Association's 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase

The nonprofit Oregon Potters Association (OPA) presents the 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase, the largest sale and show of ceramics in the United States. Art lovers, Mother’s Day shoppers and foodies all will find something to treasure at this one-of-a-kind, free three-day event. More than 200 ceramic artists from Oregon and SW Washington will show and sell spectacular ceramic vessels, serving pieces, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office. New for 2014, the theme “Create Locally, Inspire Globally” celebrates global techniques and influences that shape Northwest-made ceramics, from Japan to Greece to Native American traditions, and beyond. Local chefs will incorporate artisan-crafted plates and vessels into globally-inspired cooking demonstrations on the Main Stage.


Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon!

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon will be racing through Portland on May 18, 2014. The scenic 13.1 mile course starts & finishes at Waterfront Park with two bridge crossings and a tour through East Portland. Don’t miss this 13.1 mile block party. Whether you run, walk, volunteer, or cheer - the race has something for everyone. Rock bands every mile and hundreds of spirited cheerleaders keep you rockin’ from start to finish through the City of Roses. Click here for race details and register now!

2014 Take Steps against Crohn's & Colitis

Our Take Steps walks offer a wonderful day for family, friends and the community to celebrate all of the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds towards our mission. Our walk events are filled with live music, food, kids’ entertainment, educational materials, and, of course, wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. Take Steps for Crohn’s & colitis is a family friendly community walk dedicated to raising awareness and mission-critical funds for cures for digestive diseases. In the past five years alone, we succeeded in bringing together over 100,000 people and raised close to $40 million to help further CCFA’s mission. 80 cents of every dollar raised goes towards breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation. Register today. Join thousands of others in the fight against digestive diseases.
May 18th Registration is at 2pm Walk starts at 3:30 End Time 6pm


In My Life

In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the smash hit, award-winning retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and featuring renowned tribute Abbey Road. The musical is considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. The smash hit production performs at the Newmark Theatre on Friday, June 6 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $40 - $60 and may be purchased online at, by phone at 800.273.1530 or at the Portland'5 box office. The Newmark Theatre is located inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall at 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205. The show is appropriate for all ages. 

Sandy Music Fair and Feast

Sandy Music Fair and Feast is a fundraiser for the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place right in the heart of downtown Sandy in the Sandy Centennial Plaza The plaza is located at 39295 Pioneer Blvd - on the corner of Hoffman and Pioneer. Doors open Thursday, July 10, 2014 – 5pm to 11:30pm Friday, July 11, 2014 – 5pm to 12:30am Saturday, July 12, 2014 – Noon to 12:30am Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11am to 5pm Sandy Music Fair and Feast features a beer and wine garden, live music, dancing and great food concessions. There is also a Junior Talent show on Sunday. Thursday night is “Family Night” – free to attend and open to all ages. Minors are welcome to attend with a parent before 6pm all other days. The event is 21 and over after 6pm on Friday and Saturday and the cover charge is $5.00. Music performances on the main stage by Country Wide, Hit Machine, Countryside Ride, Dancehall Days and several other local bands. For more information call Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 668-4006 or check out the event page at

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