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FUNDRAISERS

• Race for the Roses, half-marathon and 5k run/walk benefit Albertina Kerr Centers, 7 a.m. half-marathon, 7:30 a.m. 5k, April 15, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Runners and volunteers needed. Register online at www.race4theroses.org, or call 503-262-0174.

• The Chair Affair, 50 chairs by 50 artists on auction, a benefit for the Community Warehouse, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Design Within Reach, 1220 N.W. Everett St. Visit www.communitywarehouse.org/chairaffair.php, or call 503-224-0711.

OPPORTUNITIES

• Easter With the Rabbits (Dogs and Cats, Too!), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8, Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd. Visit with the Easter Bunny from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 503-285-7722, ext. 224, or visit www.oregonhumane.org.

• The Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee seeks nominations for the Gladys McCoy Citizen Involvement Award. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding lifetime volunteer service toward improving the countywide community in a manner exemplifying the life of Gladys McCoy, former chairwoman of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Nominees should be citizen activist/volunteers who have made a substantial, positive change or contribution, with emphasis on civil rights, human rights, affirmative action, community, neighborhood, local political party, local government, environmental issues and/or education. Deadline is April 12. For nomination forms, call 503-988-3450, or visit www.co.multnomah.or.us/orgs/cic/gladysmccoy.shtml.

 

• YWCA Clark County seeks volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system, provide advocacy and support for victims of sexual assault, and provide caring support and encouragement to incarcerated women. The YWCA starts its spring 2007 training cycle with an Introduction to Volunteer Service, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 10, YWCA Clark County, Community Room, 3609 Main St., Vancouver, Wash. Call 1-360-696-0167, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Oregon Food Bank's Learning Garden seeks volunteers to lead gardening workshops through its Seed to Supper program. Seed to Supper volunteers should be comfortable speaking in front of a group and with the ability to answer questions from participants. Oregon Food Bank will provide a workshop outline, slides and handouts for each topic. Volunteers are expected to cover all information provided. Workshops are taught on weekdays, evenings or weekends at Oregon Food Bank, 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive. Call 503-282-0555, ext. 268, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Events are free unless noted. See Page A2 for how to notify the Tribune about events. The full Chipping In calendar is at www.portlandtribune.com.