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Women, show your money who's boss
Ladies, get a grip on money management and start this new decade with a determination to take charge. Northwest Catholic Counseling Center will host a financial control workshop featuring Margaret Moore, a financial literacy expert. Her presentation will offer practical tools for success and teach participants how to take charge of debt, regardless of income. Become inspired to set personal financial goals and design a manageable budget. By learning simple techniques, you will become your own budget boss.

This day-long workshop is Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northwest Catholic Counseling Center, 8383 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Suite 205.

Lunch is included in the $10 registration fee. Registration closes on Friday, March 12. Registration forms are available at the center. Phone registration is available at 503-253-0964. For more information, please visit www.nwcounseling.org or contact Barbara Kennedy at barbara@nwcounseling.org.

Get fit, stay fit
The East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., is offering a special enticement to encourage health and fitness. Drop in on a group exercise class, open gym, lap swim, water exercise class, or the fitness center. Try it one time for only $2-the regular adult drop in fee is $5. Let EPCC get you started on a path to fitness. Call 503-823-3450 to learn more.

EPCC is also hosting a free Fitness Fair on Saturday, March 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Check out all the fitness programs the center offers.

Coping with cancer through books and support
Providence Cancer Center offers a Life with Cancer book club that is open to patients, family and friends experiencing cancer. Compiled by cancer patients, social workers, support staff and others, book selections range from personal stories about cancer, to lifestyle changes as a result of cancer, to a look at blending personal and religious beliefs with medical treatment as a way to cope with cancer. Philosophical ruminations and spiritual study are also represented. A limited supply of books can be checked out at Providence Cancer Center's Lematta Learning Center free of charge.

Providence Cancer Center Life with Cancer book club will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every other month through Oct. 28.

The book that will be discussed at the Apr. 22 meeting is “Minding the Body, Mending the Mind,” by Joan Borysenko.

The Jill Lematta Learning Center is located in the Providence Cancer Center, 4805 N.E. Glisan St. Free parking is available.

For more information, contact Marcia Tengwall, cancer support services, at 503-215-3200 or marcia.tengwall@providence.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Association board will meet on Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at Parkrose United Methodist Church, 11111 N.E. Knott St. There will be a general membership meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. also at PUMC. The guest speaker, Emily Townsend, will discuss the issue of radon in Mid-county.

LIBRARIES
Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave., www.multcolib.org/agcy/mid.html, 503-988-5392
Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.

Chinese Storytime: Storytime presented in Cantonese for children ages newborn to 6 years with adult. Sundays through March 21 from 1:15 to 2 p.m.

Pajama Time: Put on your pajamas and join staff for stories, songs and fun. For children 6 years and younger with adult. Mondays from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Thursdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Vietnamese Storytime: Storytime presented in Vietnamese for children ages newborn to 6 with adult. Saturdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Yoga Storytime: This class introduces children to the benefits of yoga through stories, music and simple movements. For ages 3 to 6 years and their caregivers; one child per adult. You are encouraged to bring your own mat. Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Yarn Club: Whether your interest is knitting or crocheting, come join the fun and learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Horton: The magical words of Dr. Seuss come to life through Emily Alexander from Tears of Joy Theatre. Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes prior to the program. Tuesday, March 23 from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Chess Club for Children and Teens: Have fun playing chess. Beginning, intermediate and advanced players are welcome. Bring your own set or use one at the library. Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Teen Lounge Unplugged _ Board Games and Wii: Come Wii friends and library staff. Anyone in grades 6-12 is welcome. No experience necessary. Mondays, March 1 and 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Creative Correspondence: In the spirit of author Nick Bantock_s luminous Griffin and Sabine series, join artist Anya Hankin as she helps us revive the art of letter writing. Transform your written messages into works of art. For teens in grades 6-12. Wednesday, March 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Teen Council: Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks and have fun. Wednesdays, March 3 and 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Teen Lounge Unplugged _ Board Games and Dance Dance Revolution: Anyone in grades 6-12 is invited to come play board games, try out DDR (no experience necessary) or just hang out. Mondays, March 8 and 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Teen Lounge and Homework Center: Use library computers, get homework help, or just do your homework and listen to music. For teens in grades 6-12. Monday, March 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Read to the Dogs SM: Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog from the DoveLewis Animal Assisted Therapy and Education Program. Registration is required. Call 503-988-5392. Mondays, March 15 and 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Language Exchange: Engage in conversation with native English speakers who want to practice their Spanish, as well as with native Spanish speakers who want to practice their English. Sundays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Talk Time: Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. This is not a class, but an opportunity to meet new people, share your culture and have fun. Only English will be spoken. Saturdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: This class, with Dr. Liu Guo-hui from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, is an introduction to popular herbal medicines and their functions. Tuesday, March 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning: Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Sunday, March 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Ten Steps to Starting a Business: This presentation is designed for individuals in the thinking stage of starting a business. Presented by the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Monday, March 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Pageturners Book Groups: Engage in stimulating conversation about books. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Read _Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,_ by Winifred Watson for Tuesday, March 9 from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

Or read _Broken for You_ by Stephanie Kallos for Wednesday, March 17 from 1 to 2:15 p.m.

Bilingual Book Discussion Group: Have fun reading and discussing the Spanish short stories from the book _The Cow Is to Blame._ These stories tell anecdotes and fables with reflections on life and leadership. The discussion will be bilingual. Sundays, March 14 and 28 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd., www.multcolib.org/agcy/grh.html, 503-988-5386

Space at programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, except as noted.

Tiny Tots: Storytime for children 12 to 24 months with adult. Thursdays, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except March 18 and 25 and Fridays from 3:30 to 4 p.m., except March 19 and 26.

Book Babies: Storytime for children newborn to 12 months with adult. Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., except March 18 and 25.

Toddler Storytime: Storytime for children 24 to 36 months with adult. Fridays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., except March 19 and 26.

Preschool Storytime: Storytime for children 3 to 6 years with adult. Fridays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., except March 19 and 26.

Family Storytime: Storytime for children 6 years and younger with adult. Saturdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., except March 20 and 27.

Horton: The magical words of Dr. Seuss will come to life through Emily Alexander from Tears of Joy Theatre. Emily gives voice and body to Horton, the elephant who was faithful 100 percent, and that good-for-nothing bird, runaway Mazie. This story also includes an inventive circus with monkeys and a tightrope walker. Saturday, March 27 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Teen Lounge and Homework Center: Use library computers, get homework help, or just do your homework and listen to music. For teens in grades 6-12. Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Youth Service Crew: If you need community service hours and volunteer credit, check out the Youth Service Crew at your library. Come for a two-hour block of fun, music, snacks and enough work to keep you busy. For kids in grades 5-12. Saturday, March 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Teen Council: Meet new friends, learn new skills, help the library, eat snacks and have fun. Teen Council members work with library staff to make the library teen-friendly. Saturday, March 13 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Teen Crafts: Drop in for an afternoon of crafts and snacks. Learn to knit, make origami, create your own mini book and much more. This program is sponsored by the Gregory Heights Library Teen Council. Saturday, March 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Language Exchange: Engage in conversation with native English speakers who want to practice their Spanish and with native Spanish speakers who want to practice their English. There will be time for conversation in both languages. Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Knitting Club: Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, come join the fun and learn together. All experience levels and ages welcome. Please bring your own supplies. Tuesday, March 9 and 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Pageturners Book Group: Read _Assassination Vacation_ by Sarah Vowell. Engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Tuesday, March 16 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Vietnamese Computer Lab: Learn how use the library catalog from e-mail, surf the Web, word processing and other basic computer skills. Lab instruction in Vietnamese. Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Computer Lab: Lab assistants are available to help beginners practice their computer skills. Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
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