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The Memo Calendar is your vehicle to publicize community events. Let your Mid-Multnomah County neighbors know about events of interest, meetings, fund-raisers and the like. Calendar submissions for the March issue are due Thursday, Feb. 15. For best results, e-mail Darlene Vinson at Or mail your editorial submissions to 3510 N.E. 134th Ave., Portland, OR 97230. To leave a phone message, call 503-287-8904. The Mid-county Memo fax number is 503-249-7672.

Winter classes at Alice Ott
The SUN/Community School, located at Alice Ott Middle School, 12500 S.E. Ramona St., is offering evening classes for adults this winter. These classes are sponsored by Portland Parks & Recreation, Multnomah County and David Douglas School District and are open to everyone. Choices include computer classes, yoga, dance, conversational Spanish and much more.

For more information or to register, call Alice Ott SUN/Community School at 503-823-2279 or e-mail

Competitive edge training offered
Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., continues its series of individual three-hour seminars on how to more effectively compete in today’s business environment. A subject matter expert specializing in the particular area of business management facilitates each workshop.

The fee is $29 per seminar, and group discounts are available.

Karen Harty will lead Dealing with Difficult People on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Never again fall victim to people who seem to gain pleasure only by making their co-workers miserable.

Paul Spindel will teach Thriving on Conflict and Managing Emotions Under Pressure on Friday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Conflict is not a four-letter word; it is a natural part of human relationships. Learn how to weather the storms of conflict and emotionally charged situations and to harness the energies they create into a productive force.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Susan Zabriskie, M.A., will guide participants through Leading Without Authority from 1 to 4 p.m. Often we are called upon to lead teams without any real power or authority. These can be the most challenging situations a leader faces, but the skills you will learn in this seminar will make all your leadership roles more effective and productive.

In the session from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, Christine McGuire will discuss Improving Your Organizational Skills and Managing Multiple Priorities. Multi-tasking often only allows people to do many tasks poorly. But what is the alternative in the ever-increasing pace of today’s business environment?

For more information visit, e-mail or call 503-491-7235 or 503-491-7585.

TAG Family Day upcoming
The fourth annual TAG Family Event is for all East Metro Talented and Gifted families. Enjoy enrichment activities together on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Reynolds High School, 1598 S.W. Cherry Park Road in Gresham. Family check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Classes begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. Organizers request that you arrive early, as classes will begin on time.

A fee of $35 per family covers all classes and materials. Limited scholarships are available, subject to approval. No registrations will be accepted at the door. Send check or money order payable to Gresham/Barlow Education Foundation to EMTN, 21943 S.E. Donna Court, Damascus, OR 97089-8366. Registrations must be received by Saturday, Feb. 3. Please visit for last-minute changes and for more information.

College coaches needed at PHS
The ASPIRE program at Parkrose High School needs mentors for a new crop of college bound students. Through ASPIRE, volunteers help students gain access to assistance programs, work with them to narrow choices, and encourage them to achieve their dreams.
The perfect ASPIRE volunteer is any adult willing to commit a few hours a month to the future of one of these motivated students. No experience is necessary. Training and materials are provided.

One student who received guidance from an ASPIRE college coach said, “Looking back, my position now seems a far cry from where I was at the beginning of this school year. I knew I would one day pursue higher education but wasn’t sure if that day was soon or further down the road. Thankfully, my wake-up call (ASPIRE) sounded before it was too late. Now that I am finished with my last year of high school, I’m surprisingly restless to begin a new journey at Temple University.”

There is a training session Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. in the library at Parkrose High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.

Call Meg Kilmer at 503-408-2681 or Teena Ainslie at 503-408-2642 to sign up or to learn more.

MHCC celebrates women’s history
The role of women in history will be examined and celebrated at Mt. Hood Community College during the 2007 Women’s Herstory Celebration. This year’s theme is Generations of Women Moving History Forward.

February’s events begin with Life, Liberty and Cartooning on Tuesday, Feb. 6. See the political cartoons from when women were fighting for the right to vote.

The Thursday, Feb. 8, panel will answer the question, Why Haven’t We Had a Woman President Yet? Argentina, Great Britain, Iceland, Pakistan, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Liberia have all had women as heads of state, so why not the United States?

On Monday, Feb. 12, the panel Is Feminism Dead? will discuss the definitions of feminism and will debate if feminism is useful or if it’s just an excuse for men bashing.

One of the most popular events from past commemorations returns on Tuesday, Feb. 13. In If You Could Be Any Woman in History, men from MHCC will share their reflections on what women they would be in history and why. The panel will include Dr. Paul Hill, vice president for student learning; Eric Juenemann, career and experiential learning specialist; Jerry Kohler, accounting instructor; and Sean Robinson, vice president of Associated Student Government.

The good old days of When Gods were Women will be presented on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Join instructors in discovering a world where feminine deities reigned. Who were they? Why were they worshipped? How did they shape the world? Take yourself on a historical journey.

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, explore the question What Does It Mean to be a Woman? Hear a diverse group of women grapple with this thorny question.

Meet amazing Women from Around the World on Thursday, March 1. Experience what it is like to try to speak a new language in a new country with a new culture — and be expected to be immediately successful. Hear the remarkable stories from members of our immigrant community.

For a colorful and uplifting way to celebrate women, come to Dance, Dance Revolution Experience on Wednesday, March 7, featuring dances from around the world. From the sultry shores of the Asian subcontinent to the lush Latin lowlands, there will be belly dancing, punta and merengue at their finest.

All Women’s Herstory Celebration events are free and open to the public. Join the festivities on the dates specified above from noon to 1 p.m. in the Town and Gown Room (AC 2057) on the MHCC Gresham campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Light refreshments will be served.

People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).

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