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Nov-Dec    2014

Every Wednesday at Portland City Hall we will gather to fight for and demand a $15 per
hour minimum wage! This Wednesday we will meet at 2 p.m. for a short rally before heading
out into the city to talk to people and hand out informational fliers on

why we should raise the minimum wage to $15 in Portland
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Peace Vigil - Salem -
First Wednesday of every month. 

"Polly's Corner" - Liberty St. @ Chemeketa,
noon-1 p.m.
 
This is an ongoing vigil sponsored by several local organizations, including Salem Fellowship of Reconciliation. It takes place every month, rain or shine. Signs provided, or bring your own. During the hot summer days, they meet on the southeast side in the shade.
Sponsored by the Friends Meeting and the Salem Area Fellowship of Reconciliation. For information: Bruce Stock, 503-371-6109.
Artists in residence with Portland Archives present
“The Watcher Files”
at North Portland Library October 27 – December 5
http://www.theportlandalliance.org/ArtsandCulture
PORTLAND, Ore. Artists Garrick Imatani & Kaia Sand have been in residence at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC) since 2013, and will present their selections from the work they have produced at a special exhibit at the North Portland Library, 512 N Killingworth Street from October 27 – December 5. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on October 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a performance that will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Undocumented Families and PIRC Rally
at Portland Federal Building:


 
What: Press conference and community reaction in response to executive action on immigration

Who: Undocumented women, day laborers, and the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition (PIRC): VOZ Workers Rights Education Project (VOZ), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Migrant Collective, Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ), Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ), Oregon DreamActivist (ODA).

Portland, ORe. - Following Thursday night's announcement on immigration by President Obama, the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition (PIRC) calls for a rally in front of the Portland Federal Building to be held tomorrow, Friday, November 21, 2014, at 12:00 pm.

The action is being held jointly as part of a national day of action with the #not1more campaign, including a nearby action at the Tacoma Detention Center in Washington State, and dozens of other actions across the United States.

New! DIY Insulation Workshop

This free limited time workshop teaches participants how to weatherize a flat attic. Topics covered include safety, air sealing, baffling, blown-in insulation, and incentives to help cover the cost of your project. Learn more and register for the workshop at www.communityenergyproject.org or call 503.284.6827 x106

Sat, Dec 6, 1pm-4pm - NorthEast Portland Tool Library 5431 Northeast 20th Avenue, Portland, OR

Weatherization Workshop
Free workshop where participants learn how to stop drafts in their home, especially around doors and windows to save energy and increase comfort. Great for renters too! Qualified participants receive a free kit of weatherization supplies. Register for the workshop at www.communityenergyproject.org or call 503.284.6827 x108

Mon, Dec 1, 6-8pm Earl Boyles SUN School
Sun, Dec 7, 3-5pm Community Energy Project 422 NE Alberta St
Mon, Dec 7, 6-8pm Alder Elementary School 17200 SE Alder St
Tues, Dec 9, 6-8pm Peninsula Park Community Center 700 N Rosa Parks Way
Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop
Free workshop where participants learn how to prevent lead exposure in their home. Great for households with children or pregnant women in housing older than 1978, or those concerned about lead exposure. Qualified participants receive a free kit of safety and testing supplies!
Register for the workshop at www.communityenergyproject.org or call 503.284.6827
Tues, Dec 2, 6-7:30pm Community Energy Project 422 NE Alberta St

The Old Church :: 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland Oregon
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Tues,  Dec 2

10:30am

Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s First Tuesday Reader Theatre presents “Over the River and Through the Woods”  by Joe DiPietro. A delightful comedy, perfect for the holiday season. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida but , he still sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. Coffee at 10am. Reading is at 10:30am.  Admission at the door is $8.00.

Tues,  Dec 2

3:30pm

“Little Ears”  Free Concerts for Children. The Old Church presents The Nutcracker. Pianists Maria Antonia Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu will be on hand to perform a four-hand arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday composition. Returning to the “Little Ears” stage for the third time is Multnomah County Youth Librarian Susan Smallsreed who will narrate this enchanting story. Free to Portland’s Youth Community.

Tues, Dec 2

7:00pm

Willamette Writers monthly meeting. Speaker and topic TBD.  Doors open at 6:30pm, speaker starts at 7pm. Meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and students under 22; guests of WW members are $5. Non-members pay $10 to attend meetings. Refreshments are served. Tickets at the door. For more information willamettewriters.com.

Thurs, Dec 4, 11 & 30,  ~ 9am

Vinyasa with Veranda – All Levels Yoga Class.  Please see November 6 for more information.  PLEASE NOTE:  No Classes December 18 & 25.

Thurs, Dec 4

6:00pm

Dignified Pet Services in partnership with the Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support Program, presents Service of Remembrance. Every December Dove Lewis joins in celebration of the bond between humans and our beloved animals. Surrounded by others who understand this bond, we will light candles in memory of those who are no longer here. FREE! Service animals permitted. FREE parking at the lot at SW 10th & Clay starting at 6:00PM. For more info: dovelewis.org.

Fri, Dec 5

8:00pm

fEARnoMUSIC, one of Oregon’s most acclaimed contemporary chamber music arts organizations will team up with Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Oregon’s largest provider of community based services for people with mental illness, to celebrate the inspired works of composers who struggled with lifelong mental illnesses. Tickets $25. For info: fearnomusic.org.  All Ages Bar – Bar with I.D.

Sat, Dec 6

3:00pm

 

"Freut euch alle!" The Liederkreis Choir presents the annual Weihnachtskonzert with German & Austrian songs as well as classical choir music in the original language.  A nostalgic journey for anyone who has lived in Germany or has visited at Christmas time. Admission is $8, free for Oregon Trail/SNAP card holders, and children 12 years and younger. For more info: liederkreis.org or 503-231-1421.

Tues, Dec 9

7:30pm

The Conchords Chorale has put together a hour of songs titled “The Magical Tales of Christmas.” Sing along to holiday favorites, “O Come All Ye Faithful” & “Silent Night.” Fun for the whole family! Tickets $15 for adults,  $10 for seniors, children & students and are available from BrownPaperTickets.com , members of the chorale, or at the door. For more information: conchordschorale.org.

Wed, Dec 10

7:30pm

A Swinging Affair: “Dex @ 90”  Under the musical direction of David Evans, Charlie Porter, George Colligan, Tom Wakeling, and Alan Jones, celebrate the music of Dexter Gordon. Gordon was an early pioneer of the Bebop era, recorded with Charlie Parker was an influence on John Coltrane.  His 1986 performance on Round Midnight earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Leading Role and he won a Grammy® for Best Soundtrack. Tickets $15 @ http://www.pdxjazz.com/ Door 7:00pm.  All Ages Show – Bar with I.D.

Thurs, Dec 11

1:00pm

“A Carousel Christmas”  Join Douglas Webster as he ushers in the Holiday Season with popular classics.  Honoring the tradition of TV Specials, Doug will don his favorite holiday sweater & sing your favorites, including, Baby, It's Cold Outside, O Holy Night, and a special musical reading of T'was the Night Before Christmas. Door 12:15pm, Tickets $15 or $20 at the door.  For ticket information visit: CarouselConcerts.com or call 212-262-5220.

Dec 13 – 26

times vary

Christmas at The Old Church with Michael Allen Harrison. This special heart-warming holiday concert series features Michael and his musical family, the fabulous vocals of Julianne Johnson, and many spectacular special guest! All Ages Show - Bar with valid I.D. Reserved Seat $48.50-General $29.95. Dec 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 & 26: 7:30pm;  Dec 14, 2:00pm & 5:00pm;  Dec 20, 2:00pm, 5:00pm & 8:00pm;  Dec 21, 2:00pm & 5:00pm;  Dec 24, 5:00pm & 8:00pm.  For tickets or more information call 503-255-0747 or visit MichaelAllenHarrison.com. Tickets are NOT available through The Old Church.

Mon,  Dec 22

12noon

PDXCHRISTMAS presents A Christmas Carol: A Victorian Reading. Working from the text of the author’s original reading copy, veteran professional actor Thom Bray faithfully re-creates the theatrical experience that Dickens’ Victorian audiences had! NOTE: No one under 8 years old will be admitted. Tickets: $18 Adult General Admission; $14 Seniors; $12 Children (8-16). SPECIAL FRONT ROW RESERVE SEATS: $25. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/892695 or call 1-800-838-3006 and order event 892695. For more info go to pdxchristmas.com

Wed, Dec 31

7:30pm

Friends of Chamber Music presents Dinner with Friends: Porter Play’s Porter – A New Year’s Eve Party. Join jazz pianist Randy Porter for an hour-long concert of favorite Cole Porter songs. Think about joining one of the intimate pre-concert suppers or meet us at The Old Church for the concert & champagne/dessert reception. You’ll be home in bed by 9:30 PM or ready to move on to your next party! Concert & reception only:  $35. Dinner, concert & reception: $125. For more information the dinner parties or to purchase tickets go to focm.org.


at 7:00pm - 9:00pm in PST
Independent Publishing Resource Center
1001 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97202

From Octavia Butler to Ursula K. Le Guin, science fiction pushes us to rethink society.

The IPRC hosts a conversation on social justice and science fiction with Walidah Imarishai (writer, poet, and co-editor of upcoming anthology Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements) and Grace DIllon (Portland State University professor of Indigenous Nations Studies and editor of Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction), moderated by Bitch Media Online Editor Sarah Mirk.

The conversation will be followed by a hands-on writing exercise. Everyone who attends will also get the chance to make a free screenprint.

Drinks and snacks provided. You bring the bright ideas.

This event is free and all-ages.


at 4:30pm - 7:00pm in PST
In Other Words
14 NE Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon 97217

Tired of bosses and landlords ripping you off?

The Inner City Committee of the Portland Solidarity Network (PDXSol), invites you to a discussion on organizing to win with the Seattle Solidarity Network and PDXSol.

We'll hear from people who have successfully won grassroots campaigns to turn the tables on landlords who refused repairs or stole security deposits, and bosses who stole their pay. Whether it is organizing in the neighborhoods against landlords, or in the workplace to get what we deserve from our bosses, we come together to show solidarity across the community!

Guests will include members of Seattle Solidarity Network, who will talk about their recent victories and how they achieved them, as well as Miranda, who, with the help of Portland Solidarity Network, won back money her landlord stole from her.

We fight together, and we'd love your help.


Join Jobs with Justice as we celebrate
the holidays at the 2014 Scrooge of the Year Party!!
Saturday, December 6th, 7pm
At The Peace House – 2116 NE 18th Ave. Portland
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