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By Lisa Loving | The Skanner News
Published: 12 June 2014

Juneteenth at the North Portland Library

Join revelers and history lovers on the North Portland lawn to  celebrate Juneteenth with words and music under the skies, followed by an Ice Cream Social, Thursday, June 19 starting at 6 p.m. at the North  Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St.

On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation,
Union soldiers brought Texans the news that the Civil War had ended
and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth, the observance of that date,
has become a national celebration of freedom.

For information call 503-988-5394


‘For Colored Girls’

PassinArt Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Ntozake Shange’s classic play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf,” directed by Jerry Foster, Monday, June 16, 7 p.m. at Portland Center stage’s Ellen Bye Studio Theatre, 128 NW. 11th Ave. in the Pearl District. Admission is $5.

The reading features an array of powerful local actresses including Skeeter Greene, Shalanda Sims, S. Renee Mitchell, Shelley Matthews, Damaris Webb, Ashley Williams and Kristin Robinson.

The reading is part of the fourth annual worldwide One Voice! One Play! One Day! event.

A special "teaser" performance and discussion is Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 North Albina St. Admission is free.


Cabela’s to Hire 200 for Tualatin Store

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, plans to hire approximately 200 full-time and part-time employees to staff its new Tualatin, Ore., location scheduled to open this fall.

Applications are being accepted now and must be submitted online. Anyone interested in applying should visit www.cabelas.jobs, click on “Apply Now,” then select United States and Tualatin, Ore., for the location and click “Search.”  Follow instructions to log in and apply. Applying does not guarantee an interview.

Interviews will take place June 25-28 at WorkSource Portland Metro located at 7995 SW Mohawk Street in Tualatin. Most employees are expected to come from Tualatin and the surrounding area.


PCC’s 52nd Commencement Set for June 13

Portland Community College’s 52nd Commencement Ceremony will feature inspiration and encouragement from first-year College President Jeremy Brown, who will deliver the commencement address, and 2014 graduate Yesenia Herrera, who is the student speaker.

This year, about 5,200 degrees, certificates and awards will be handed out and nearly 900 students are planning to walk in front of thousands of friends, family and community members. Graduation proceedings are set for 7 p.m., Friday, June 13, in the Memorial Coliseum, 1401 N. Wheeler.

In addition to Brown and Herrera, Extended Learning Campus/Southeast Center President Jessica Howard will serve as master of ceremonies and be joined on stage by Board Chair Denise Frisbee and national anthem singer Kendaya Thompson, a 2014 graduate. The college’s Parking and Transportation Services will be providing free roundtrip shuttle service between the Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth St.) and the coliseum. Parking is free at Cascade. Shuttles will commence running at 4 p.m., departing every 15 minutes. The last shuttle will leave the coliseum 45 minutes after graduation.


Community Cycling Center Bike Mechanic Challenge

Which bike shop has the best bicycle mechanics in the city? Find out at the Bike Mechanic Challenge, a benefit for the Community Cycling Center. Mechanics from around the city will compete in a series of fun events in front of a live audience. 6:30 - 10pm at Velo Cult Bike Shop, 1969 NE 42nd Ave. $10 per person - all event fees will benefit the work of the Community Cycling Center.

June 15th - First Day of Bike Camp - Bike Camp is more than just riding a bike – it’s about the empowerment and independence kids feel from a summer adventure on two wheels. Campers will gain confidence, knowledge, and skills in a safe, creative and supportive team environment. There are a few spots still available. Find out more on our Bike Camp webpage.
Also, in honor of Stand Together volunteer week and the CCCs 20th anniversary, take a bike ride with the Timber's army starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Cycling Center, 1700 NE Alberta St. Ride up to New Columbia to see the Bike Skills Park and the new Bless soccer field, a Timbers project located right next to the Skills Park. For more information, go to www.communitycyclingcenter.org.


Free Fishing Clinic at Spearfish Park June 14

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to a family fishing event at Spearfish Park, near Dallesport, Wash., on June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  

Corps park rangers, volunteers and partners from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Klickitat Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the national Get Outdoors Foundation are coming together to provide many outdoor activities for families. Visitors can learn basic fishing skills, such as properly baiting and tying a hook, identifying species of fish, casting and cleaning your catch, and most importantly, how to be safe around the water.

This event is intended for children and families with beginning levels of fishing experience.  A fishing license is not required for children under 14. Visitors 15 and older must possess a valid fishing license, which can be purchased wherever you purchase bait.  All other sport fishing rules apply, including size and catch limits.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their poles, bait and tackle; only a limited supply will be available for use. Please dress for the weather and bring bottled water, as potable water is not available on-site. 

The Spearfish ramp will be closed to boats because anglers will use the boat ramp to access the water.  Water access at Spearfish Park does not meet ADA requirements.

Spearfish Park is located approximately one mile off U.S. Highway 197 near Dallesport, Washington.  From Highway 197, turn east on Dock Road and the park will be on the left.  Activities enjoyed at the lake include hiking, geocaching, fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing. For more information about Corps recreation areas and activities on the Columbia River, please contact The Dalles Lock and Dam ranger office at 541-506-7819 or visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Columbia.aspx.

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