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January 31

Demystify the Publishing Process during Write To Publish!

Ooligan Press is proud to announce their seventh Write to Publish conference, slated for January 31, 2015. This conference will be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union located at 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference is sponsored by PubSlush, a global crowd-funding platform for publishers and authors alike. John Mutter, founder of Shelf Awareness, will give the keynote speech. Write to Publish is a rare conference, one that devotes its entire presence to demystifying the publishing process. This year’s panel topics include: how to write about difficult subjects, straight talk about contracts and rights, and how to create a professional platform, among others. Speakers include Vinnie Kinsella, publications consultant for Indigo Editing; Nicole McArdle, marketing director for PubSlush; and Shannon Wheeler, a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Dark Horse. Workshops will feature editing and design tips. Authors will be able to sign up to pitch story ideas to both publishers and agents. Vendors will provide their own personal insight into the publishing world, as well as food and drinks, and attendees will have the chance to participate in a raffle filled with fun, local prizes. Write to Publish is hosted by Ooligan Press, a nonprofit publishing house run by graduate students within Portland State University’s Book Publishing program. Ooligan Press publishes quality titles celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s vibrant book culture and also serves as a teaching platform for students. Tickets are on sale now; early purchasers will receive a 20% discount on full-price tickets. College and high school students also eligible for discounted tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://ooligan.pdx.edu/writetopublish/.

ViVoce Winter Concerts: Far From Home

ViVoce, Portland Revel's women's a cappella ensemble, perform folk and classical choral material in the Revels tradition, expressing joy in connection through song and story. To relieve the bleak midwinter, on January 31 and February 1, 2015 ViVoce will sing songs from Croatia, Turkey, North America (Shape Note and other songs), Newfoundland, England, Ireland, and Scotland. The women’s choir of eighteen voices is led by Bennett Bailey, Music Director, and Jamie Lynn Webster, Ph.D., Asst. Music Director. Our guest artist will be Bob Sterry, voice actor and humorist. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

February 01

ViVoce Winter Concerts: Far From Home

ViVoce, Portland Revel's women's a cappella ensemble, perform folk and classical choral material in the Revels tradition, expressing joy in connection through song and story. To relieve the bleak midwinter, on January 31 and February 1, 2015 ViVoce will sing songs from Croatia, Turkey, North America (Shape Note and other songs), Newfoundland, England, Ireland, and Scotland. The women’s choir of eighteen voices is led by Bennett Bailey, Music Director, and Jamie Lynn Webster, Ph.D., Asst. Music Director. Our guest artist will be Bob Sterry, voice actor and humorist. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

February 04

HACC Workshop: Don't Be Afraid of Grant Writing

Claire Willett has been writing grants for Oregon arts organizations for ten years, from helping scrappy startups create their first fundraising plan to raising millions of dollars for Oregon Ballet Theatre. She's here to take the mystery and intimidation out of grant writing by arming you with tips and tools for every stage of the process, from grant research to reporting. We’ll go over the basics of writing a grant from start to finish; talk about the supporting documents you’ll need for your grants, from accurate financials to a juicy mission statement; and discuss the main numbers and statistics you’ll need to be able to lay your hands on (What’s your EIN? How many of your subscribers are donors? What’s your percentage of board giving?). We’ll also cover how to create an annual grants calendar, how to match a project to a funder, how to do prospect research on the cheap (HINT: you really don’t need an expensive subscription to that foundation research website!), and what they’re really looking for when they’re reading your grant, including some of the most common reasons your grant might be declined. This is a hands-on workshop, so please come prepared with 5 printed copies of a one-page summary of your organization's mission, history and programming (one of those standard grant attachments you'll need over and over again) for small group work.

February 05

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

February 09

Portland’5 Noontime Showcase: Portland Opera to Go: “The Barber of Seville”

Portland Opera to Go presents an abridged version of the comic opera, The Barber of Seville. Rossini’s bright and clear melodies highlight the story of love, deception, schemes, and disguised identities. The Barber of Seville tells how Count Almaviva wins the heart of his true love, Rosina, from her intended husband, Dr. Bartolo. The Count is aided in his romantic efforts by the barber Figaro. In the spirit of traditional storytelling, the principle characters use disguises and deceptions to aid their pursuit of true love. This is a special bilingual adaptation, set in colonial California and performed in a special Spanish-English version of the story. It’s a wonderful introduction to opera for children and adults alike. Appropriate for age 6 and older. This is a FREE event. Tickets are not required. This show is part of Portland’5 Noontime Showcase, a series of free, monthly, noontime, public performances. Bring your lunch and enjoy a live show! Located in the Rotunda of Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland.

February 11

Anvil Lunch & Learn: Shaking Up Social in 2015

We’re on the verge of a social shakeup starting right now in 2015. There will be some big changes across key platforms that we will see across the industry throughout this year. Anvil’s Nathan Lattanzi and Heather English will walk you through our top social trends in 2015 including: the extinction of organic reach and the rise of paid media, advanced targeting, video optimization for social and predictions for service rollouts from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This seminar will arm you with valuable social insights that will keep you on top of key trends and ultimately feed into an integrated marketing strategy for your business. Presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A. The presentation will be an educational Lunch & Learn event from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Anvil office. Food and beverages will be provided. Register now to save your seat! Date: February 11, 2015 Time: Noon-1 p.m. Location: Anvil Media Inc., 310 NE Failing St. Portland, OR 97212 (first floor) (just off MLK, 2 blocks North of Fremont St.) Cost: Free Phone: 503-595-6050

February 13

It's Better with a Baritone - Broadway's Best Boys with the Portland Chamber Orchestra

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with the PCO and the world’s most romantic voice! Acclaimed baritones Rocky Blumhagen and Ron Spivak present a special edition of their two-man Broadway revue featuring some of musical theatre’s most impassioned ballads by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Michael Valenti and many others. The program includes seductive selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music, The Pajama Game, and La Cages aux Folles (to name just a few). Advance tickets are available by calling the Portland Chamber Orchestra office at 503.771.3250. Tickets are also available at the door or at www.portlandchamberorchestra.org

February 14

It's Better with a Baritone- Broadway's Best Boys with the Portland Chamber Orchestra

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with the PCO and the world’s most romantic voice! Acclaimed baritones Rocky Blumhagen and Ron Spivak present a special edition of their two-man Broadway revue featuring some of musical theatre’s most impassioned ballads by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Michael Valenti and many others. The program includes seductive selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music, The Pajama Game, and La Cages aux Folles (to name just a few). Advance tickets are available by calling the Portland Chamber Orchestra office at 503.771.3250. Tickets are also available at the door or at www.portlandchamberorchestra.org

February 15

It's Better with a Baritone - Broadway's Best Boys with the Portland Chamber Orchestra

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with the PCO and the world’s most romantic voice! Acclaimed baritones Rocky Blumhagen and Ron Spivak present a special edition of their two-man Broadway revue featuring some of musical theatre’s most impassioned ballads by Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Michael Valenti and many others. The program includes seductive selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music, The Pajama Game, and La Cages aux Folles (to name just a few). Advance tickets are available by calling the Portland Chamber Orchestra office at 503.771.3250. Tickets are also available at the door or at www.portlandchamberorchestra.org

February 19

HACC Arts and Culture Summitt

Celebrate Hillsboro's vibrant arts community and connect with people who share your passion at the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Summit! Representatives from a variety of arts and culture organizations will be in attendance, sharing information about their programs and events. The Summit will include wine, hors d'oeuvres and live music. The Arts & Culture Summit is free to attend. There is a $40 registration fee for organizations wishing to reserve an exhibit table at the Summit. At the Summit, you can: Connect with local and regional arts and culture leaders and organizations Learn about upcoming art openings, concerts and theater performances Talk face-to-face with HACC members and ask questions about upcoming program and grant opportunities Celebrate the artistic and cultural community we are creating together

February 21

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

March 05

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

Oregon City Children's Theatre presents THE JUNGLE BOOK

A whole new and reinvented production of "The Jungle Book" Join Baloo, Bagheera and Mowgli as they travel through the jungle to deliver Mowgli safely to the man village before Shere Kahn can find them. New Characters and beloved old ones join forces in this modern telling of a classic favorite. Great fun for all ages!

March 06

Oregon City Children's Theatre presents THE JUNGLE BOOK

A whole new and reinvented production of "The Jungle Book" Join Baloo, Bagheera and Mowgli as they travel through the jungle to deliver Mowgli safely to the man village before Shere Kahn can find them. New Characters and beloved old ones join forces in this modern telling of a classic favorite. Great fun for all ages!

March 07

Oregon City Children's Theatre presents THE JUNGLE BOOK

A whole new and reinvented production of "The Jungle Book" Join Baloo, Bagheera and Mowgli as they travel through the jungle to deliver Mowgli safely to the man village before Shere Kahn can find them. New Characters and beloved old ones join forces in this modern telling of a classic favorite. Great fun for all ages!

March 13

Oregon City Children's Theatre presents THE JUNGLE BOOK

A whole new and reinvented production of "The Jungle Book" Join Baloo, Bagheera and Mowgli as they travel through the jungle to deliver Mowgli safely to the man village before Shere Kahn can find them. New Characters and beloved old ones join forces in this modern telling of a classic favorite. Great fun for all ages!

March 18

HACC Workshop: How to Build a Successful, Audience-Specific Web Presence

In this interactive session, Tiffany Meyer returns to the HACC to share how to build a successful web presence that appeals to your unique audience segments—from millennials to seniors. Get a checklist of top considerations for different audience demographics; tips to incorporate mobile accessibility; how to get visitors to share your content; and how you can build an online community of interest around your work. She'll explore a wide range of examples that integrate do's and don'ts for web and social media. Leave with tools in hand that you can immediately implement for your own business or nonprofit.

March 20

A Classic Affair Bridal Event

A Classic Affair is a Bridal Event bringing together local innovative vendors with couples who are in search of ways to make their wedding day beautiful and uniquely their own. Join us for a classy evening as we step back into the days of Audrey Hepburn with an elegantly modern twist at the gorgeous Gray Gables Estate. Look forward to mingling with Portland area vendors while sipping on signature cocktails (or mocktails, if you prefer), creating your own jewelry, sampling scrumptious treats and the chance to win lovely prizes in a raffle throughout the night. This year, A Classic Affair has teamed up with Brides Across America. Entry will be free this year, but all proceeds from the raffle will benefit this amazing cause.

March 21

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

April 02

Anti-Bully Workshop

It’s Time to get Your Kid 100% Immune to BULLIES! On the first Thursday of every month, TNT Martial Arts in Hillsboro hosts a Free Anti-Bully Workshop for families with children ages 6-11 years old. The event is from 430pm to 6pm and also includes one of our Community-Safe topics. Parents MUST attend with their child. The kids will learn the TNT anti-bully system “Get AATTMM” which will show them (and their parents) how to most effectively deal with bullies and schools that are reluctant to help. This system is not the standard hug-a-bully type program found elsewhere that makes everyone but the victim feel good---Parents who are tired of their child being repeatedly victimized will LOVE this workshop! TNT’s Community-Safe topics include: Tricks & Traps of Child Predators, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger, No Secrets/No Shame & The Internet Has a Dark Side… The classes are FREE if you register prior to your attendance. Class size is limited and fills up quickly so parents are encouraged to get their families signed up right away. Parents can call (503) 640-8400 or sign-up online at www.martialartshillsboro.com TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE A VICTOR, NOT A VICTIM

April 18

Walk MS: Portland 2015

Join us for Walk MS Portland on Saturday, April 18. Walk MS connects people living with multiple sclerosis and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other—a day to join together, to celebrate the progress we've made, and to show the power of our connections. When you raise funds through Walk MS, you give hope to the more than 8,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Start prepping today for the Walk MS Portland 5K! Register and begin fundraising at walkMSoregon.org.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. The adult admission is $5 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

Heslin House Museum and Historic Jail Tour

The historic Heslin House was built in circa 1890. The current exhibit is on the first floor and combines photographs, maps, and artifacts to tell the stories of the early settlers, Fairview through the years, Dairy Row, and the Heslin Family. The downstairs bedroom is completely furnished and we have historic dolls on exhibit. The Fairview City Jail, circa 1914, is also included in the tour. Open the third Saturday of every month from noon-4pm at 60 Main Street, Fairview. The suggested donation is $2 and special tours can be arranged by appointment. For more information, please call 503-261-8078 or email info@echohistory.org.

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