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Portland: Climbing With Purpose | Climb for Refugees and Immigrants November 9

Join The Refugee Center Online for a fundraising party at Planet Granite in downtown Portland. Enjoy complimentary food and refreshments, music and climbing. The proceeds of donations will benefits the RCO’s work to help refugees and immigrants earn their GEDs and become citizens. There will be free lessons to first-time climbers. This event is free, family friendly and open to the public.

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Eugene: 2018 AARP Vital Aging Conference November 10

The rules of aging are changing! People 50+ are starting new jobs, new businesses and having an impact on their community like never before. Learn about resources and information to help you navigate the many transitions in life. Whether you’re a Boomer or a Gen-Xer, we’re in this as one. Breakout sessions will focus on health, wealth and self to help you “Take on Today” and create your own path. Snacks and a light lunch will be provided.

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Walton: Siuslaw Salmon Spawning Tour November 17

The McKenzie River Trust, Siuslaw Watershed Council and the BLM are partnering to take participants on a tour at Whittaker Creek to learn about salmon spawning. A salmon expert will give an upclose and personal view of the fish and their journey upstream from the Pacific Ocean into the creeks of the Coast Range. Learn about conservation issues surrounding the habitat for Chinook salmon and ideally, see them in the process of spawning. Participants are then invited to take a hike through the old growth forest.

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Portland: Discover Portland’s Urban Trails December 5

Get ready to enjoy a peaceful hike around a forest garden, get your heart pumping with a run through the woods, or go for a ride around a volcanic butte. Eli Boschetto will share some of the wild and scenic trails in and around Portland that showcase and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Portland’s unique and special place in the Northwest. Discover old-growth forests, riverside beaches and historic sites on a selection of easily-accessible footpaths, hiking trails and bike routes. Destinations include options for a variety of ages, abilities and interests–all without having to travel far from home.

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Portland: Film Screening/Creating Context for Community November 3

Join Bridge Meadows and the 12 Neighbors project for a film screening and panel discussion of two 12 Neighbors episodes. 12 Neighbors is a 12-part educational documentary film series featuring the stories of amazing people and explores an important question of our time: “What does it really mean to love your neighbor?” Come and learn how Bridge Meadows answers that most important question.

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