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Attend HomeWord Bound event

HomeWord Bound: An Event of Literary Proportions will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. April 8 at the Cascade Crest Banquet Center at the Oregon Zoo, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road in Portland. The event is a benefit for Community Partners for Affordable Housing, which provides safe and sustainable affordable housing along with support and skill-building services for individuals and families in Tigard, Beaverton and Southwest Portland.

Tickets to the event are $85 each; reservations are required and can be made online at cpahinc.org or by calling Tracy Stepp, HomeWord Bound coordinator, at 503-293-4038.

Store to Door celebrates National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month and Store to Door is honoring its volunteers who support homebound seniors and people with disabilities with weekly grocery shopping and delivery service. With the help of more than 600 volunteers who gave more than 16,000 hours of service, Store to Door made 8,322 grocery deliveries to homebound seniors and people with disabilities last year. During the past 26 years, Store to Door volunteers have made about 140,000 grocery deliveries to 8,000 clients.

To learn more about Store to Door, visit StoretoDoorofOregon.org.

NCNM hosts classes for natural remedies

The National College of Natural Medicines (NCNM) is organizing several upcoming events for the betterment of the community. Here are some of the nearing classes:

“OMSI Better Bites: Grain, Glorious Grains”— Dr. Julie Briley and Chef Lauren Chandler combine to expose whole grains for its health benefits from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland.

“Bitters, Digestives and Aperitifs”— Led by Dr. Glen Nagel, ND, RG, this class focuses on the use of bitters to stimulate healthy digestion and will be held 6-9 p.m. Monday, April 21, at NCNM, 049 S.W. Potter St. Portland.

“Herb Gardening with kids”— Children 6 years or older and their parents are invited for an introduction of natural herbs used to treat children’s common ailments through a garden tour, planting project and art project. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 23, at Min Zidell Healing Garden at NCNM.

“Debunking Detox”— The NCNM is offering a “detox 101” lesson on what detoxing truly means. Medical students will share their modalities and samples and goods from local companies will be offered. Registration is required. The class is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at the NCNM clinic at 3025 S.W. Corbett Ave., Portland.

— The Review