|Volume 8, Issue 11||
Volunteerism & Engagement Task Force
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K-12 Service Learning Task Force
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The Beaverton School District has identified 785 homeless students as of October 27. The count this time last year was 714; in 2008 it was 380. The Title X Homeless Education Program finds and aids these students with a variety of services to help them stay in school. Program Social Support Liaison Lisa Mentesana says, "You will undoubtedly notice an overall increase in our numbers. This is primarily due to the economy, but it also reflects what we're doing in our community. We're finding our most vulnerable children and youth, and providing valuable resources that help them stay in school. We have been able to do this through strong community awareness efforts and valued partnerships."
Visit their website to find out how you can help this program.
The Cedar Mill Business Association will hear from Lisa along with Sunshine Food Pantry founder Sharon Strauss and Christie Costello, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Resource Center at the November meeting (see Meeting Announcement).
Oak Hills Christian Reformed Church will once again be the only Oregon remote location for the thought-provoking, renowned January Series of lectures and presentations broadcast from Calvin College. Check out the website calvin.edu/january/2011/ for the schedule of speakers, including Public Broadcaster Krista Tippett, Temple Grandin, and Cal Ripken, Jr. Programs are free and open to the public, beginning Wednesday, January 5 at 9:30 am, and continuing through Tuesday, January 25. Contact the Church at 503-645-2245 for more information.
Be rain-ready this fall. Help prevent flooding and protect our watershed by keeping storm drains (which lead to the nearest stream or river) clear of debris. Bring your leaves, grass clippings and a can of food to Clean Water Services' free Leaf Disposal and Food Drive from 8 am-4 pm on Saturday, November 20 at Sunset and Aloha High Schools; and Saturday, December 4 at Aloha High School and Home Depot west parking lot at 13700 NW Science Park Drive.
For more information call the Leaf Line at (503) 547-8116 or go to cleanwaterservices.org
The Cedar Mill Garden Club invites gardeners, wildlife lovers and flower arrangers to join us for a flower-arranging demonstration followed by some hands-on experience on November 17 at 12:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 S.W.5th across from the Beaverton City Library. Bring a vase, greens, some flowers to share and a (floral) frog.
The CMGC meets fall through spring on the third Wednesday of the month to hear gardening programs from experts throughout the area. The club holds a yearly Plant Sale at the Young House (see picture) which raises money for scholarships, a herb or cottage garden at the Historic John Quincy Adams Young House, youth activities and for local botanical gardens. This year we participated in planting a wildflower garden in front of the JQA Young House.
We are currently holding potting parties for our spring plant sale and are accepting plant divisions that you would like to divide and share before winter.
For additional information about the Cedar Mill Garden Club, its programs and activities, contact President Barb Cushman 503-649-7741, firstname.lastname@example.org, Plant Sale co-chair Paulette Busch, email@example.com or check out our website thecedarmillgardenclub.org
Now that cool fall weather is finally here, it's almost mitten season. But at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter in Hillsboro, it's still kitten season.
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