News about area fundraisers and volunteer opportunities
• Bloom of Natural Health, gala auction dinner-dance benefit for the 13 community clinics operated by the National College of Natural Medicine, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave., $125. For tickets, call 503-552-1512.
• Stars Among Us, benefits all-women a cappella chorus Pride of Portland, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Newmark Theatre, $15-$30, available at box office or by calling 503-224-4400.
• A Cat Walk in the Dog House, fashion show benefits Oregon Humane Society, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dog Gone Happy, 1215 N.E. Alberta St., $5. To register, call 503-288-5883.
• YWCA Leadership Luncheon, features actress Alfre Woodard and writer S. Reneé Mitchell, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland Ballroom, $125, available at www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=9oILKWMCF and b=108161.
• The Chair Affair, auction of 50 chairs by 50 artists benefits Community Warehouse, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Design Within Reach, 1220 N.W. Everett St. Visit www.communitywarehouse.org/chairaffair.php, or call 503-224-0711.
• The Shakers' Ball, benefits Parkinson Center of Oregon and Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 29, McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., gymnasium, $10, free for youths 15 and under, tickets available at door, or call 503-413-7717.
RESULTS ARE IN
• The Oregon Natural Resources Education Fund Association Board awarded a $500 grant to the forestry education program at the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional-Technical Center that enables teachers to purchase four global positioning system devices for use by high school students.
• Donate Life Northwest (formerly Oregon Donor Program) has received a $5,000 grant from the Carpenter Foundation and a $2,500 grant from the Pacific Power Foundation. Donate Life Northwest is a nonprofit organization raising awareness in Oregon and Southwest Washington about the need for organ, eye and tissue donors. The grants will help fund Oregon's statewide electronic donor registry, which launched earlier this month.
• The Winter Supply Drive, sponsored by Standard Insurance Co., collected more than $16,000 in basic school supplies, doubling last year's effort. Goods go to Schoolhouse Supplies, the free store for Portland Public Schools teachers sponsored by the Portland Schools Foundation. For information on Schoolhouse Supplies, call 503-249-9933, or visit www.schoolhousesupplies.org.
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