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Redmond: Safe Routes to School Training June 24

Join The Street Trust and Commute Options for a training covering the elements of Safe Routes to School (Engineering Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation and Equity) with a special focus on Education and Encouragement. By the end of the training, participants will learn bicycle safety expertise, navigating safely and legally with traffic and understand the function of a school or district Action Plan and begin planning for next steps within the schools, plus much more.

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Virtual class: Walk With Ease May 21 – June 25

Walk With Ease is a simple exercise program for all Oregonians 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 virtual walking program by phone or computer regardless of age, ability or location!

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Oregon Recreation & Parks Association 2019 Annual Awards due August 2

Each year, ORPA conducts an annual awards selection and ceremony to recognize and celebrate outstanding park and recreation projects, professionals, and partners. Award nominations are solicited from members each spring in 11 award categories. The annual awards are presented during the ORPA annual conference each fall. To nominate someone or a project, please review the award categories and select “make a nomination.”  The nomination link will redirect you to a form that walks you through the nomination process. The deadline for awards nominations is August 2.

 

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Resource: 22 Race-Related Films That Will Make You Laugh, Cry and Think Differently

Research has shown that certain movies have caused social justice change, or simply inspired good things to happen. This list of race-related flicks will make you cry and laugh; some may make you mad. They all will help you think differently.

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Oregon: National Park Services Fee-Free Days April 20, August 25, September 28, November 11

The National Park Service announced five fee-free days for 2019, applying to the 115 park sites that normally charge visitors, including Crater Lake, Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks, among others. The free days only cover entrance fees, and don’t apply to camping, lodging or other costs inside the parks.

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