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August 13, 2018

When we make better places, we build better lives.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Oregon Place Matters Conference. This Conference is an opportunity for people who care about health to gain new insights, skills and connections to help address the leading preventable causes of death in Oregon: tobacco, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use. Come learn about what you can do to help make a difference in your community on October 29th and 30th.

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August 13, 2018

Southern Oregon: Bridging Oregon—Get paid to lead community issue discussions—deadline August 16

Interested in exploring how we are divided by our life experiences and circumstances, how we are connected, and the unexpected ways we can come together to create stronger communities? In partnership with Josephine Community Libraries and United Way of Jackson County, Bridging Oregon participants will gather in four half-day sessions September – November to explore topics relevant to local and regional communities. The group will address how perceived and real differences inform experiences, and learn how to facilitate challenging conversations. Applications will be accepted online until August 16.

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August 13, 2018

Free Metro parks day August 16!

Enjoy free parking at several Oregon parks on August 16 starting at 6:30 a.m.

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August 13, 2018

Happy Valley: Spanish guided exploration of Scouters Mountain August 18

Come and explore the forest that grew over the lava dome of an extinct volcano in the company of a naturalist! On Saturday, August 18, walk through a habitat of Douglas fir and maples that provides protection and food to mammals and birds that nest in our region. The walk will be guided in Spanish.

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August 13, 2018

Outer Northeast Portland: Sunday Parkways August 19

Sunday Parkways is returning to Outer Northeast with new attractions, new parks and marketplaces! This 6.4-mile route will take you to Knott Park, East Holladay Park and debut the newly constructed Gateway Discovery Park. These parks will be overflowing with music, food and fun finds. Come see for yourself on August 19!

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