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‘Your Land, My Land’ program set for March 14

“Your Land, My Land — Using and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Resources” is a free program to be held at 2 p.m. March 14 at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive in Oregon City.

The program explores how communities share public lands amidst the growing environmental and economic insecurities which entwine the lives of all Oregonians.

Stress reduction, meditation techniques shared

As part of Trainer’s Club’s Third Thursday series, Terry Jordan will present meditation and other technique to reduce stress at 5:30 p.m. March 19 at the club, located at 333 S. State St. Suite W.

Jordan will guide those in attendance through a series of breathing and meditation techniques designed to quiet the mind, relax the body and cultivate inner calm and happiness. She has been practicing meditation for the past 25 years and loves teaching others the benefits of this peaceful practice. Her experience includes nursing, health education, massage therapy and yoga teacher training. She is a massage therapist at Trainer’s Club.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information call 503-636-3900 or visit trainersclub.com.

Get WholyFit at Mountain Park Church

All women are invited to join WholyFit, a Christian alternative to yoga, on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the church, 40 McNary Parkway in Lake Oswego.

The classes, which will be led by WholyFit certified instructor Joan Cobbs, a personal trainer at Body Balance, are intended to improve balance, flexibility and strength.

Fee for the nine-week series is $60, or $10 per session on a drop-in basis. The class is limited to 20 people.

Register by calling the church at 503-635-3443.

Applications being accepted for NW Book Festival

Applications from authors, publishers and writing organizations are being accepted for the seventh-annual NW Book Festival, to be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on July 25 at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland. To learn more, call Veronica Esagui at 503-913-6006 or visit nwbookfestival.com.

L&C to screen ‘Granito’

“Granito: How to Nail a Dictator” chronicles the making of a documentary film and its aftermath. Footage from the documentary “When the Mountains Tremble” was used 30 years after its creation to help indict former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt. This complex, compelling story of international crime and justice will be followed by a discussion with Kate Doyle, senior analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive.

The screening and discussion will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in room 105 at Miller Hall on the Lewis & Clark campus, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland.

Rewilding for Human Flourishing workshop set

Patricia Hasbach, Ph.D., will present a workshop titled “Rewilding for Human Flourishing” from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, as part of Lewis & Clark College’s Continuing Education workshop series. Participants will discuss the importance of wilder nature experiences as part of “our story” that shapes our environmental identity as individuals, communities and a culture. Registration fee is $30 and can be paid by calling 503-768-6040 or at the door.

The workshop will be held on the Graduate School Campus, South Chapel, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland.

Music summer camp expands

Orpheus Academy 2015, a scholarship-based summer program for talented musicians age 14-25, will be held June 14 through July 1 in Portland. The camp offers an expanded range of activities for strings, winds and percussion. The 17-day immersion program will include orchestral training; master classes for violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and percussion; concerts and recitals; group and private instruction and chamber music.

Learn more by calling 503-927-2910 or visit oregonmusicfest.org.

Lavitz, Kenny Lavitz Kombo performing in March

West Linn musician Kenny Lavitz has several performances scheduled throughout the metro area. Shows include solo guitar performances at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at Legends Bar and Grill, 28301 S. Hwy 213 in Molalla and at 8 p.m. March 21 at Oregon Gardens Resort, 895 W. Main St., Silverton. Catch the Kenny Lavitz Kombo at 8 p.m. March 27 at C.I. Bar and Grill, 18786 S.W. Boones Ferry Road in Tualatin. Finishing out the month is a solo guitar performance at 8 p.m. March 28 at Ava Rosteria, 4655 S.W. Hall Blvd., in Beaverton.

Harmony Art Exhibit on display at Village Frame

Village Frame and Gallery, 7808 S.W. Capitol Hwy in Portland will present Harmony Art Exhibit, Mixed Media Paintings by Rosalyn Kliot April 2 - 30. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 3 with wine and refreshments.

HomeWord Bound set for April 10

Tickets are now available for HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions to be held 6 - 10 p.m. April 10 at Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Crest Banquet Center, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road in Portland. The event is a benefit for Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Inc.

Featured authors for the event include Lois Leven, author of “Juliet’s Nurse;” Smith Henderson, author of “Fourth of July Creek;” and Paulann Petersen, author of “Understory.” Guest authors include Brian Benson, Rene Denfield, Kate Gray, Dana Haynes, April Henry, Bart King, Shawn Levy, Mark Pomeroy, David Shafer and Susan Winkler. All the authors will have books available for purchase and signing.

Tickets are $85 each and include dinner, silent auction, author signings. To purchase tickets visit cpahinc.ejoinme.org/HWB2015.


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