TrackTown Youth League Gears up for Fifth Season

TrackTown Youth League Gears up for Fifth Season

Portland, OR. The nonprofit TrackTown Youth League kicks off its fifth season this April. The TrackTown Youth League was created to encourage Oregon youth from all backgrounds and income levels to become healthy and active members of the community, and inspire youth to participate in track & field and further Oregon’s position as the spiritual home for the sport in this country.

2017 Championship meet at historic Hayward Field.

The series of free all-comer track meets across Oregon is popular with both returners and newcomers. It’s open to all boys and girls ages 7-14 and provides a unique opportunity for youth of all experience levels, including adaptive athletes, to learn and compete side-by-side. The Roosevelt High School Track team will host a meet on April 20th.  The 2018 schedule and registration are available at www.tracktownyouthleague.com.

Top finishers from each regional meet will advance to a Championship Meet at the University of Oregon. “The TrackTown Youth League provides an ideal opportunity for the next generation to be introduced to the sport of track & field,” said Vin Lananna, President of TrackTown USA. “In addition to the regional meets across the state, we are thrilled to present the TrackTown Youth League Championship in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field.”

 

 

 

Here’s a TrackTown Youth League 2017 Recap video:

Nearly 2,000 young athletes attended TrackTown Youth League’s 2017 meets and participation is expected to grow.  

From The TrackTown Youth League:

The TrackTown Youth League is supported by: Providence Health & Services, Oregon Sports Action, Comcast, Willamette Valley Track and Field, NBC Sports Northwest, Youth Runner Magazine, Oregon Road Runners Club and the Clark Foundation.

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation provides grants and conducts programs to support youth sports activities with an emphasis on both underserved youth and increased physical activity.

Track Town USA is a non-profit organization based in Eugene that has been instrumental in making Oregon the destination for track & field in the United States.

Events:
Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbojav.  No prior track & field experience is needed!  Athletes of all abilities are welcome, including adaptive athletes.

Age Groups:
Boys: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Girls: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14

Age is determined by the athlete’s age on the day of their local meet.

Registration:
We encourage everyone to pre-register for your local meet.  We will also offer day-of registration at each meet if space is available.  Online registration will close one business day before the start of each meet. The deadline for day-of registration is 45 minutes prior to the start of the meet.

Championship Qualification:
The top two competitors in each event will advance to the TrackTown Youth League Championship on June 10, 2017 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.  More information can be found on the TrackTown Youth League Championship meet page.

For more information: tracktownyouthleague.com

Contact:
E-mail TrackTown Youth League

Help Needed to Build National Model for Tackling Homelessness and Mental Health

Help Needed to Build National Model for Tackling Homelessness and Mental Health

Sponsored: Portland, OR. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is building one of the nation’s most innovative community centered campuses—a place where healing, homes and hope come together. Cascadia’s new Garlington Health Center at the corner of Northeast MLK and Morris in the Eliot neighborhood will provide integrated healthcare – mental health, addiction treatment, primary care and wellness services – all in one location to support all of a person’s health needs. The new campus – due to open this summer – will also be home to Garlington Place, a 52-unit affordable housing apartment building. Advocates believe the key to fight homelessness and help people achieve improved health and well-being is to provide access to both whole health care and safe, permanent housing. To support the goal for the new campus, supporters have launched Building a Culture of Caring, Cascadia’s $3.5 million dollar community giving campaign. You can help by contributing at https://cascadiabhc.org/give/ways-to-give/give-now/.

Here’s a video about the campaign:

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is celebrating the success of its sold out Culture of Caring Gala on April 5th and reaching out the whole community saying, “Your support has immediate impact in the capital campaign effort to open the new Garlington Health Center. Your gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or whatever amount you can give to Cascadia’s capital campaign will be matched dollar for dollar by FamilyCare Health!”

To learn more about the naming recognition opportunities and how a gift can be part of the growing circle of community supporters, call 503.963.7799 or email Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare at [email protected] 

The Garlington Center, as it is known today, was dedicated in honor of the late Rev. Dr. John W. Garlington Jr and his wife, Yvonne Garlington, who established a compassionate voice for Portland’s African American population within the social services community. Dr. Garlington was a leader for social justice in the areas of education, employment, police-community relations and ministries to individuals and families experiencing poverty, hunger and homelessness. The Garlingtons’ died in a tragic car accident while traveling in Florida in 1986. In honor of their remarkable contributions to the people of Portland, Cascadia renamed the Center in 2006 to recognize Dr. and Mrs. John Garlington’s legacy. 

 

From Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare:

Cascadia’s new Garlington Health & Wellness Center will be one of Oregon and the Northwest’s leading integrated mental health, addiction recovery, primary care and wellness services clinic when it opens in 2018.  

Our new campus will have economic benefits to the community through investments made in workforce development and employment opportunities. Coupled with the addition of residents in the apartment building, and individuals and families visiting the Garlington Health & Wellness Center, these activities will positively impact the neighborhood, area businesses and nonprofits.

We know that mental health and addiction challenges can impact lives in many ways and we know that the benefits of integrated healthcare contributes to an individual’s ability to achieve improvements in health. We also know that placing individuals and families in homes first provide a safe, familiar environment in which to heal, recover and regain independence.

Cascadia’s plans for the new clinic innovate the delivery and model of mental healthcare and addiction recovery with the integration of primary care services to treat and provide medical care for illnesses and chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. With the addition of wellness programs and classes, the new Center will also help promote healthy living.  

Wellness programs will include community spaces such as a teaching kitchen, health education classrooms, resource library, and a community garden; and host nutrition and cooking classes, exercise lessons, parenting programs, First Aid, and more. Integrated care contributes to improved health outcomes, reduces the financial burden on area hospitals and emergency departments, and increases healthcare cost savings. 

Support our campaign with your gift today. To speak with someone about making a gift, learn about naming opportunities/recognition, or to sign up for an upcoming tour of the building, please call 503.963.7799 or Email us.  

Portland Opera Presents 2018 Big Night Concert

Portland Opera Presents 2018 Big Night Concert

Portland, OR. Portland Opera is pleased to present the company’s fifth annual Big Night concert on April 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Keller Auditorium. Music Director George Manahan will lead soloists, orchestra, and chorus from the 2018 season in an evening of opera’s greatest hits. The program, hosted by General Director Christopher Mattaliano, will feature popular works by Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Rossini, and Bizet, as well as a few Broadway favorites.

“We’re incredibly excited for this year’s Big Night concert as we kick off our 2018 season,” says Christopher Mattaliano. “Big Night is a celebration of opera, and also a celebration of the amazing talents that breathe life into the masterpieces of our art form. We love taking this opportunity to highlight our orchestra and chorus, and share an evening of fun with our audience.”

This year’s Big Night concert will feature 3 principal artists, as well as the four members of Portland Opera’s 2018 Resident Artist program, who will share the stage with the Portland Opera orchestra and chorus. The principal artists are baritone Stephen Powell, who will sing the title role in Verdi’s Rigoletto this season, soprano Vanessa Isiguen who returns to the Portland Opera stage after her appearance in last season’s La Bohème, and tenor Barry Banks, who makes his company debut in this concert before singing the role of the Duke in Rigoletto.

Resident Artists Helen Huang (soprano), Thomas Cilluffo (tenor), and Shi Li (bass) also make their Portland Opera debuts, with soprano Kate Farrar returning for her second year in the program. Nicholas Fox returns as Chorus Master, with Daniel Meeker as Lighting Designer.

The 2018 Big Night concert is presented by Umpqua Bank. Portland Opera appreciates the ongoing support of funders including The Collins Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Work for Art, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, and The Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the Arts Education & Access Fund.

Tickets for Big Night are now available, starting at $25. Portland Opera is a proud participant in Arts for All—providing $5 tickets for Oregon Trail Card holders. A limited number of rush tickets (for seniors, students, and United States Armed Forces personnel and their families) are available for the 2018 Big Night concert. For more information, and to purchase tickets visit http://www.portlandopera.org/production/big-night-2018/ or call Patron Services at 503-241-1802.  For more information, patrons may also contact the Opera Concierge at [email protected].

About Portland Opera

Portland Opera exists to inspire, challenge, and uplift its audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality and is proud to be a part of the region’s thriving artistic and business community. We celebrate the beauty and breadth of the opera repertoire with four main stage performances each season. Our 2018 main stage opera season includes Gounod’s Faust, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. The company is also a committed educational partner, touring fully staged operas to schools and community centers throughout Oregon and SW Washington region each year, in addition to a host of other efforts designed to make opera accessible for all.

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Oscar Watch Party of the 90th Academy Awards Hosted by Portland Film Festival

Oscar Watch Party of the 90th Academy Awards Hosted by Portland Film Festival

Portland, OR. The Portland Film Festival will host Portland’s longest running Oscar Watch Party on Sunday, March 4th starting at 4pm. The Portland watch party will be held at Yur’s Bar & Grill located at 717 NW 16th Ave. To celebrate the 90th Academy Awards, you can walk the red carpet, play awards bingo, network with the Portland film community and watch the awards live. Attendance is free and organizers say, “fun is guaranteed.” An RSVP not required but is appreciated and you can RSVP by clicking on the Portland Film Festival event Facebook page or Meet Up page.

Some Portland movie fans will watch with interest to see if I, Tonya actresses will win for their portrayals of the disgraced local ice-skater and her mother.

Margot Robbie, pictured at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon, is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Tonya Harding.

Allison Janney, pictured at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon with Meryl Streep, is nominated in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her portrayal of Tonya’s mother, LaVona “Sandy” Golden.

The 90th Oscars will air at 5:00pm (PST) on ABC with host Jimmy Kimmel. Additionally, a year after one of the most infamous moments in Academy Awards history, when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope and announced the wrong Best Picture, the duo will return to the Oscars to once again reveal this year’s Best Picture winner. The La La Land vs. Moonlight snafu was highlighted in one of this year’s Oscar promos.

To get you in the mood for the big show, here are more photos from the Oscar nominee’s luncheon on February 5th.

LAURA DERN AND OSCAR NOMINEE TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEE SALLY HAWKINS AND DANNY GLOVER
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEES GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND WILLEM DAFOE
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEE DEE REES
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEE GRETA GERWIG
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEE MARY J. BLIGE
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEE LAURIE METCALF
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEE JORDAN PEELE
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEES EMILY V. GORDON AND KUMAIL NANJIANI
Oscars Nominees Lunch

OSCAR NOMINEE SAOIRSE RONAN
Oscars Nominees Lunch

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.

Here’s a list of the nominees:

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET

Call Me by Your Name

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS

Phantom Thread

DANIEL KALUUYA

Get Out

GARY OLDMAN

Darkest Hour

DENZEL WASHINGTON

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

WILLEM DAFOE

The Florida Project

WOODY HARRELSON

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

RICHARD JENKINS

The Shape of Water

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER

All the Money in the World

SAM ROCKWELL

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

SALLY HAWKINS

The Shape of Water

FRANCES MCDORMAND

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

MARGOT ROBBIE

I, Tonya

SAOIRSE RONAN

Lady Bird

MERYL STREEP

The Post

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

MARY J. BLIGE

Mudbound

ALLISON JANNEY

I, Tonya

LESLEY MANVILLE

Phantom Thread

LAURIE METCALF

Lady Bird

OCTAVIA SPENCER

The Shape of Water

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

NOMINEES

THE BOSS BABY

Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito

THE BREADWINNER

Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo

COCO

Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson

FERDINAND

Carlos Saldanha and Lori Forte

LOVING VINCENT

Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

CINEMATOGRAPHY

NOMINEES

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Roger A. Deakins

DARKEST HOUR

Bruno Delbonnel

DUNKIRK

Hoyte van Hoytema

MUDBOUND

Rachel Morrison

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Dan Laustsen

COSTUME DESIGN

NOMINEES

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Jacqueline Durran

DARKEST HOUR

Jacqueline Durran

PHANTOM THREAD

Mark Bridges

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Luis Sequeira

VICTORIA & ABDUL

Consolata Boyle

DIRECTING

NOMINEES

DUNKIRK

Christopher Nolan

GET OUT

Jordan Peele

LADY BIRD

Greta Gerwig

PHANTOM THREAD

Paul Thomas Anderson

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Guillermo del Toro

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

NOMINEES

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman

FACES PLACES

Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda

ICARUS

Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen

STRONG ISLAND

Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

NOMINEES

EDITH+EDDIE

Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright

HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405

Frank Stiefel

HEROIN(E)

Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon

KNIFE SKILLS

Thomas Lennon

TRAFFIC STOP

Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

FILM EDITING

NOMINEES

BABY DRIVER

Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos

DUNKIRK

Lee Smith

I, TONYA

Tatiana S. Riegel

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Sidney Wolinsky

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Jon Gregory

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

NOMINEES

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Chile

THE INSULT

Lebanon

LOVELESS

Russia

ON BODY AND SOUL

Hungary

THE SQUARE

Sweden

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

NOMINEES

DARKEST HOUR

Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick

VICTORIA & ABDUL

Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard

WONDER

Arjen Tuiten

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

NOMINEES

DUNKIRK

Hans Zimmer

PHANTOM THREAD

Jonny Greenwood

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Alexandre Desplat

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

John Williams

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Carter Burwell

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

NOMINEES

MIGHTY RIVER

from Mudbound; Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson

MYSTERY OF LOVE

from Call Me by Your Name; Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens

REMEMBER ME

from Coco; Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

STAND UP FOR SOMETHING

from Marshall; Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren

THIS IS ME

from The Greatest Showman; Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

BEST PICTURE

NOMINEES

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito, Producers

DARKEST HOUR

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski, Producers

DUNKIRK

Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

GET OUT

Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers

LADY BIRD

Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill, Producers

PHANTOM THREAD

JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi, Producers

THE POST

Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

PRODUCTION DESIGN

NOMINEES

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola

DARKEST HOUR

Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

DUNKIRK

Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeffrey A. Melvin

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

NOMINEES

DEAR BASKETBALL

Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant

GARDEN PARTY

Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon

LOU

Dave Mullins and Dana Murray

NEGATIVE SPACE

Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

REVOLTING RHYMES

Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

NOMINEES

DEKALB ELEMENTARY

Reed Van Dyk

THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK

Derin Seale and Josh Lawson

MY NEPHEW EMMETT

Kevin Wilson, Jr.

THE SILENT CHILD

Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton

WATU WOTE/ALL OF US

Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

SOUND EDITING

NOMINEES

BABY DRIVER

Julian Slater

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Mark Mangini and Theo Green

DUNKIRK

Richard King and Alex Gibson

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce

SOUND MIXING

NOMINEES

BABY DRIVER

Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth

DUNKIRK

Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson

VISUAL EFFECTS

NOMINEES

BLADE RUNNER 2049

John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick

KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

NOMINEES

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Screenplay by James Ivory

THE DISASTER ARTIST

Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

LOGAN

Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold

MOLLY’S GAME

Written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin

MUDBOUND

Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

NOMINEES

THE BIG SICK

Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

GET OUT

Written by Jordan Peele

LADY BIRD

Written by Greta Gerwig

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Written by Martin McDonagh

 

 

“365 by Whole Foods Market” in Lake Oswego Draws Shoppers

“365 by Whole Foods Market” in Lake Oswego Draws Shoppers

Lake Oswego, OR. It has been a year and a half since “365 by Whole Foods Market” opened in Lake Oswego and locals keep streaming in. The store, located at 11 S State Street, is a pared down version of a Whole Foods market with roughly a quarter of the inventory. It’s also self-serve without a full service deli, meat department or bakery. Still, lots of shoppers like the concept and the lower prices. It was the second such store opened by Whole Foods in the U.S.

Produce is fresh and reasonable.

Produce is fresh and reasonably priced.

Meats are pre-packaged like a Costco.

Meat and fish are pre-packaged and displayed like you might see at Costco.

The Namesake Whole Food generic brand can be found throughout.

The Namesake “Whole Foods” generic “365” brand can be found throughout the new store.

Prepackaged soups and salads are self-serve.

Shoppers select prepackaged soups and salads out of refrigerated cases.

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Shelves are filled with items, but many rows are filled with duplicates.

Items like

Items like zucchini noodles are popular.

There's a self service hot buffet with items to go and a salad bar as well.

There’s a self service hot buffet with items to go and a salad bar as well.

There's a "Next Level Burger" and Canteen inside the store.

There’s a “Next Level Burger” and Canteen inside the store.

Many are enthusiastic about the lower prices with a three bags of groceries ringing up to under $90.00.

Many are enthusiastic about the lower prices with three bags of groceries ringing up to under $90.00.

The store is located in the former Albertsons on 11 S State St, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034 8:00am - 10:00pm Seven days a week Phone503.782.4672 Featured Friend: Next Level Burger

The store is located in the former Albertsons at 11 S State St, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034. It’s open from 8:00am – 10:00pm seven days a week. Phone 503.782.4672

When it first opened, the President of 365 by Whole Foods Market, Jeff Turnas, explained, “The name celebrates our belief that fresh healthy foods can be readily available to more people in an affordable way every day…365 days a year. It also tips our hat to our popular 365 Everyday Value brand, which our shoppers seek out for quality, transparency and great value — the same attributes to come with our smaller-store format.

The first 365 by Whole Foods Market store opened in May 25, 2016, in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Then came Lake Oswego on July 14th. Bellevue, Washington is scheduled to open in 2016. An additional 10 stores are expected to open in 2017.

Here’s a list of 365 by Whole Foods Market stores in development:

California

  • Santa Monica – opening date TBA
  • San Francisco – opening date TBA
  • Concord– opening date TBA
  • Claremont – opening date TBA
  • Los Alamitos – opening date TBA
  • Long Beach – opening date TBA
  • North Hollywood – opening date TBA

Oregon

Washington

  • Bellevue – opening fall 2016

Texas

  • Houston – opening date TBA
  • Cedar Park – opening date TBA

Ohio

  • Cincinnati – opening date TBA
  • Akron – opening date TBA
  • Toledo – opening date TBA

Illinois

  • Evergreen Park – opening date TBA

Indiana

  • Bloomington – opening date TBA

Georgia

  • Decatur – opening date TBA

Florida

  • Gainesville – opening date TBA
Autism Society of Oregon Ready for 2018

Autism Society of Oregon Ready for 2018

Portland, OR. 2017 was a big year for the Autism Society of Oregon. The holidays brought festive parties and throughout the year thousands of people attended community events like the following: Autism Walks in 5 locations around Oregon and a Bowl-A-Thon in Southern Oregon, plus swimming, bowling, picnics, Free Access Days at the Portland Children’s Museums, Harvest Fests, Easter Egg Hunts and 7 Autism Friendly Santa events throughout Oregon. These events allow individuals on spectrum and their families to participate more fully in their communities and to build family memories.

From Autism Society of Oregon:

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in Oregon – and the world. If you haven’t already, you will meet someone with autism.

The Autism Society of Oregon is Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with autism.

We are committed to these core principles:

• We provide services without regard to a person’s age, race, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, income level or level of need on the autism spectrum
• We strongly encourage and welcome families, professionals and individuals living with autism with opportunities to participate in our governance, on our committees, and as staff members
• We partner with others to advance the well-being of all living with autism
• We promote individual choice and self-determination of individuals living with autism, aided by parental and guardian advocacy
• We recognize a person living with autism can and should be able to maximize his/her quality of life and oppose any denial of their opportunities
• We oppose any discrimination and harm directed towards individuals living with autism and their families

Coming in 2018:

Autism Walks are scheduled for: 

Sunday, April 22: PORTLAND

Saturday, April 7: Color the Coast in Astoria

Saturday, June 16: Central Oregon in Redmond

Saturday, June 23: Color the Blues in LaGrande

Saturday, July 14: South Coast Walk in Coos Bay

and the Southern Oregon Bowl-A-Thon in Medford on Saturday, July 28

On January 11, we are co-hosting a presentation on Understanding Oregon ABLE Act Accounts. From 6:00-7:30 pm at the ASO office, 5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97239. For information or to RSVP, call Alisha at the Palladio Group at 503-928-4081 or click here to email.

Thanks to support from RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council) and City of Portland Special Appropriations Grant, we will continue our Free Expressions Art Workshops for adults on spectrum on the 3rd Sunday of each month, with an art show planned soon.

In March 2018, the “SHUT UP SISTERS” will be presenting in Seaside and in Portland. Come hear sisters Patty and Gina celebrate the humor, joy and triumphs of raising “imperfect kids” in a perfection-obsessed world. Join their Movement of Imperfection! Presented in collaboration with Swindell’s Resource Center.

Workshops on Autism and Puberty (for parents!) are planned in Gresham (Feb. 17), in Coos Bay (March 10), in Florence (March 11), in Redmond, OR (April 27) and in Roseburg (June 23). More dates and locations to be announced. Presenters are ASO Board members Marci Hammel and Lauren Corder.

and much more….

More information on these events will be on our Events Calendar (click here), or contact the ASO office at 503-636-1676 (toll-free: 888-288-4761) or click here to e-mail. 

Thank you for your support of the autism community in 2017!

If you haven’t had a chance to make a year-end tax-deductible donation, there’s still time! Please consider donating to help fund these great programs in 2017

 All of the money we raise stays in Oregon and SW Wash, with over 80% spent   directly on programs.

Click HERE to make an on-line donation, or mail a check to:

ASO, P.O. Box 69635, Portland, OR 97239. 

Federal Tax ID#: 93-0771249

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