CoastNet Announcements for March 28, 2012
Introduction to Immigration Law offered
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services will present an educational event on immigration law Monday, April 16, noon, at My Sisters’ Place, 934 SW 8th, in Newport. Sarah McClain, staff attorney and Rural Program coordinator for Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, will present Introduction to Immigration Law.
McClain's work primarily focuses on forms of immigration relief available to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes. During this event, community members will learn basics of immigration law , with topics such as the U Visa and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition. McClain is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
For more information, please contact Zaidali Botello (541) 574-9424
Toledo Food Pantry adds additional service hours
In an attempt to make food pantry services available to a larger contingency of community clients living in the Toledo area, the Toledo Food Pantry announces a new schedule of hours. This revised schedule commenced yesterday, Tuesday, March 27. The previously scheduled monthly first Tuesday evening hours is now canceled. New schedule:
Tuesday afternoons--1 to 3 p.m. WEEKLY
Thursday evenings--5 to 7 p.m. WEEKLY
The Food Pantry is located on the lower level of the Trinity United Methodist Church, 383 N.E. Beech Street, in Toledo. Questions? Call the Toledo Food Pantry at 541-270-2463 or Food Share of Lincoln County at 541-265-8578.
--Joyce Thompson Graham, Agency Relations Coordinator
Food Share of Lincoln County
Marine Science Day, Saturday April 14
Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day! HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest. Meet scientists from Oregon State University and six government agency partners (see below). Explore with campus tours and enjoy special family-friendly activities in the Visitor Center Come learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s most dynamic Marine Science campus.
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See hmsc.oregonstate.edu, and below for more information. For accommodation requests related to a disability, or for other questions, email email@example.com or call 541-867-0234.
Note: Most Marine Science Day exhibits and activities will be indoors, although visitors are advised to dress for the weather as portions of tours, paths between buildings and some exhibits will be outdoors. The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive in Newport, Oregon.
Marine Science Day partners:
Oregon State University
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Geological Survey
US Department of Agriculture
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Meet and greet the candidates
Candidates for the state legislature will be at the Yachats Commons, Room 8, this Sat, March 31, from 2-4 p.m. Co-speaker Arnie Roblan, candidate for State Senate Dist 5, Caddie McKeown candidate for State Representative, Dist 9, and David Gomberg, candidate for State Representative, Dist 10, will be there to present their views of issues and take questions from the audience.
Hope to see you there.
--Rennie Ferris firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING PERFORMANCE Wednesday, April 11, 1-3 p.m. Enjoy original stories presented by the Newport Senior Center’s own Readers' Theatre!
Light refreshments will be served at this free event.
--email@example.com 20 S.E. 2nd Street Newport
Computer classes at Newport Public Library
The Newport Public Library will offer the following computer classes during the month of April:
Friday, April 6
9 a.m., Beginning Internet will teach how to use a web browser, click on links, and search the Internet.
10 a.m., Introduction to Computers will teach the basics of turning on a computer, using the mouse, and saving files.
Friday, April 13
9 a.m., Beginning Excel will teach the basics of creating a spreadsheet and adding rows and columns.
10 a.m., Intermediate Excel will teach how to balance a checkbook, use multiple worksheets, and create charts.
Friday, April 27
9 a.m., Beginning Word (2007) will introduce people to the basic commands to create a word processing document.
10 a.m., Intermediate Word will build on the previous one and teach how to insert photographs, create lists using bullets and numbers, and set margins, tabs, and line spacing.
All classes are free and last one hour. Registration is required. For more information, please call (541)265-2153 or check the library website, www.newportlibrary.org<http://www.newportlibrary.org/>.
About Medicare for All
If you want the U.S. to adopt a "single-payer" (a better term is "Medicare for All") health care system, or if you don't know what that's all about and would like to find out, here is a video that describes the essentials. Please watch it. We need to start thinking seriously about making the switch from medical insurance to medical care. Kevin Zeese and his partner Dr. Margaret Flowers spoke to the Oregon Single-Payer Campaign in Corvallis on February 17.
--From Bob Fischer, in Bandon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Should Supreme Court Find Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional?
Little Town Of Bethlehem:
This movie is about a courageous commitment to nonviolence. Little Town of Bethlehem will be screening at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, SW 9th and Hurbert in Newport, 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Sami, Ahmad, and Yonatan come from radically different backgrounds in a land of unending war. Yet, against all odds, including some within their Israeli and Palestinian communities, they are able to find common ground. They walk a path of nonviolent struggle in lockstep with Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.
Free and open to the public. Trailer at http://littletownofbethlehem.org/trailer/. For more information call Ginger Gouviea at 541-563-2090. Sponsored by the Interfaith Community for Peace and Justice and the Rural Organizing Project.
An April Fools' Day Concert by the Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble
Don't be fooled. Enjoy a great concert with some familiar and some not-so-familiar tunes—maybe even some tunes you'd never expect. Winners from the Lincoln County Got Talent contest will also be performing.
Bring nonperishable food items for Food Share and be entered to win the door prize drawing. This concert will benefit the Homeless Youth Alliance of Lincoln County.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday April 1
Where: The Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport
Tickets: $10 general, $20 family, available from the PAC box office * 541 265 2787 *
--Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble http://www.snagglebunnytribe.net/PCWE_Home
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little.