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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 29 April 2009

Learn to Prevent Foreclosure

On Saturday, May 2, from 10am-7pm at Memorial Coliseum, the state of Oregon will hold a multi-agency event to help homeowners prevent foreclosure.
To sign-up for a one-on-one counseling session at the Home Ownership Preservation Event, please register online or call 503-947-7068 or 503-947-7854 (Salem)
Walk-ins are welcome! Qualified counselors with the African American Alliance for Homeownership, Acorn, Hacienda CDC and many others will be present to help.
To learn more about the event and what documents to bring, www.dfcs.oregon.gov/HOPE.html.
• Get answers from government agencies, non-profit counselors, and lenders about:
• Refinancing your loan
• Modifying your loan
• New government housing programs
• Avoiding foreclosure scams
• Check out the event schedule: Workshops

Find a Safe Bike Route to Work
Pedal Bicycle Tours is offering two free Saturday morning guided rides from North and Northeast Portland to show new bike commuters how easy it is to get downtown. 
"With spring in the air there are lots of people who are just itching to ride to work instead of being trapped in the car but are unsure of the best route to get there. We want to show them firsthand how easy it is to get to work safely." says Pedal's Todd Roll.
Each ride will begin at 8 a.m. One of the guides from Pedal Bike Tours will distribute bike maps to ride participants and will outline the route to be taken.  Once the round trip tour begins, the group will stop periodically to look at alternate routes.  Each tour will arrive downtown at the Portland Farmers Market, held each Saturday at Portland State University.  On the way back each ride will stop off at Pedal Bike Tours' shop at 2249 N Williams where there will be refreshments for hungry commuters, free bike safety checks and discounts on tune ups offered by Metropolis Cycles.  For those without a reliable bike, commuter bikes are available for rent.
The two rides are:
• Saturday, May 16 from Little Red Bike Café, 4823 N Lombard at 8AM.  The ride is 6.2 miles each way.
• Saturday May 23 from Delphina's Bakery, 4636 NE 42nd at 8AM.  The ride is 5.8 miles each way.
Sign up for the cost-free ride at [email protected] or call 503-916-9704.
Located at 2249 N Williams Ave., Portland, O.R. 97227, Pedal shares a space with Metropolis Cycles, a new full service bike shop and repair business owned by Roll's brother and certified mechanic, Nathan Roll. For more information on Pedal Bike Tours, including rates and tour information, visit www.pedalbiketours.com, or call 503-916-9704.

Dinner Supports Youth Police Activities League

The Police Activities League (PAL) which serves youth in the Greater Portland Area is holding a Live & Silent Dinner Auction benefiting PAL youth, Friday, May 8, 2009, 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at the Airport. Table sponsorships are available for $750 or individual tickets are available for $75 ($150 per couple) by calling Sarah Bennett at PAL, 503-823-0250. PAL's goal is to raise $150,000 to support youth programs for low-income youth with a special emphasis on enhanced summer programs.

Thursday, May 07

"Putting Your Best Foot Forward" is being held
630pm Networking
700pm Opening Comments / Welcome by City Commissioner Nick Fish (not confirmed)
River Shore Club House 
1501 N Hayden Island Drive (behind Plaid Pantry on Hayden Island (Jantzen Beach)
Portland, OR  97217
All interested persons are Welcome To Attend, seating is limited so please call (503) 265-9479 to confirm.
Four small group workshops:
- Internet Job Sites / Applying Online
- Cover Letters / Resumes
- Face-To-Face Interview Skills
- Personal Appearance and Dressing For Interview

WSU Holds College Day for Young Students

Washington State University Vancouver is hosting its annual Day at College event on Friday, May 8. One hundred fifty middle school students from Jason Leigh and McLoughlin Middle schools are coming to the WSU Vancouver campus to learn about college. The objective is to get kids thinking about going to college earlier rather than
The event is supported by a KnowHow2GOWashington grant. The grant was awarded to improve the quality of outreach efforts to students and families and educate students about the steps they need to take to make their college dreams a reality. 
For more information visit, http://www.KnowHow2GO.org
Parking is available at parking meters or in the blue lot for $3. 
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. We offer 16 bachelor's degrees, nine master's degrees, one doctorate degree and more than 36 fields of study. Visit us on the Web at http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/.

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