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Portland: Understanding the Effects of Trauma & Trauma Informed Care Trainings January 20 and 26, March 4, April 1

Free and open to all, these upcoming trainings will go through the effects of trauma, trauma-informed communication, intersecting triggers, and de-escalation of self and others during trigger responses. Hosted by Regional Arts & Cultural Council and Impact NW, all four trainings are identical, except for specific case studies and responding to participant questions.

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Newberg: A Message of Hope: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 21

Join the Cultural Center in commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s theme is “A Message of Hope.” In addition to spoken word, musical and vocal performances, the guest speaker is Dr. Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield College. Dr. Davis is an authority on entrepreneurship, focusing on integrity, values and principles in the business world.

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Klamath Falls: Blue Zones Walking Moai January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21

Join Blue Zones Klamath Falls for a walk every Thursday between 5:30 and 6:30. Everyone is welcome to join.

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Portland: Multnomah’s Community Involvement Committee (CIC) Application due January 28

The Community Involvement Committee (CIC) serves as Multnomah County’s advisory body on community engagement and involvement. The CIC plays a crucial role in bringing community voicesinto county decision-making. CIC members engage in an ongoing review of the County’s community involvement policies and programs, bring community concerns to County leadership, and assist in facilitating communication between the County and the community. Now accepting applications for15 CIC members. Applications are due Monday, January 28th at 5 pm.

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Virtual Class: Walk With Ease January 30 – March 6

Start the New Year off on the right foot! Walk With Ease (WWE) is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease! Join this walking program by phone or computer regardless of age, ability or location.

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