Volunteer needed for historic cemeteries commission

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking a volunteer to fill one open position.

The commission is composed of seven citizens and is empowered by the legislature to develop and maintain a listing of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in Oregon and to make recommendations for funding, obtain grants funding, seek legislative appropriations for historic cemeteries.

The commission also assists in the coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide.

The group meets four times per year in changing locations around the state. There may be an occasional additional meeting for extra projects, programs and grant selection. Commissioners are also asked to provide informal meetings in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time.

The commission is particularly seeking a representative from the south Willamette Valley, but all are encouraged to apply. Deadline is June 15.

The state historic cemeteries program, a part of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, maintains a list of Oregon’s historic cemeteries and offers a variety of educational, financial and technical resources for those working to preserve them. Details are available online at or by contacting commission coordinator Kuri Gill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-986-0685.

Marine board aims to engage paddlers

Boaters are invited to join the Oregon State Marine Board agency staff and non-motorized advisory committee members for an evening of dialog about boating interests and needs for better support activities on the water.

Four meetings are planned in various cities across the state, including one to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 3 in room C of the Portland Building, 1120 SW Fifth Ave., Portland. The input received at the listening sessions combined with comments from an online survey will serve as a baseline for a preliminary report that will be presented to the Non-Motorized Advisory Committee and Marine Board.

The public dialogue will continue in the fall. From the meetings a comprehensive report will be compiled with recommendations to present to the Marine Board in July 2015.

To learn more about the Marine Board’s strategic plan visit

OPRD seeks veterans and war memorial grant review member

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking a volunteer to fill one open position on the committee that reviews applications for the Veterans and War Memorial Grant Program.

The Veterans and War Memorials Grant Program was established to provide funding to local governments for the construction and restoration of veterans’ and war memorials. The program honors Oregon’s soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country.

The applications are reviewed by the OPRD Local Government Grant Advisory Committee and two other people who represent either a veterans’ organization or a government agency responsible for the administration of law relating to veterans.

The department is currently seeking a member who represents a veterans’ organization.

The term of service is four years. The next grant review will be this summer. To apply submit a letter of interest before June 15 to Kuri Gill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Appointments are made by the department’s director.

Details are available by contacting Gill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 503-986-0685.

Learn to outsmart psoriasis

Dermatologist Andrew Blauvelt, M.D., F.A.A.D., and psychologist Julie Nelligan, Ph.D., will present a free talk on the latest treatments, research and resources on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis June 21 at Crown Plaza Lake Oswego, 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive.

The event begins with continental breakfast and registration at 9:30 a.m.; the presentation will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The program provides information to help reduce inflammation, pain and other symptoms; help determine the best treatment options and lower risks of related conditions.

Register online at or by calling the National Psoriasis Foundation at 503-546-8360.

Children learn doctor visits can be fun

Dr. Allison Moorman of Pediatric Associates of the Northwest will present an educational program for children ages 3 and older from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 26.

She will share why visiting the doctor is not only important but can be fun. Children can try out pretend and real stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs.

The session ends with questions and answers and a free gift to take home.

The free event takes place at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., Lake Oswego.

Learn to cope with death of loved ones

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center will hold a free class designed specifically for the recently bereaved. It offers suggestions on how to cope during the weeks and months following the death of a loved one, and includes information on additional resources available to the community.

The class will be held at 11 a.m. June 26 in conference room B at the center, 519 15th St., Oregon City. Space is limited.

Call 503-215-4636 to register or get more information.

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