Learn how to germinate seeds
The Clackamas County Master Gardeners invite the public to attend its monthly meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. The program will be presented by Amy Campion, co-author of "Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner's Guide."
She will discuss how to germinate seeds, grow seedlings into strong, sturdy plants. She will also discuss media, light, temperature, water and methods for starting plants indoors and out.
The program is free and open to all.
NWCC offers trauma workshop
Northwest Catholic Counseling Center is offering a workshop on surviving trauma from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 5 at its offices at 8383 N.E. Sandy Blvd., suite 205 in Portland. The workshop will cover how trauma affects the brain and body and will explore ways to cope with it. Cost of the workshop is $30; hardship scholarships are available. To register visit nwcounseling.org/services/workshops or call 503-253-0964.
Attend Folk Time Harvesting Hope brunch
All are invited to attend the Harvesting Hope brunch and silent auction at Huber's Cafe, 411 S.W. Third Ave., Portland. The event is a benefit for Folk Time in support of mental health recovery, whose flagship social program, Free to Be Me, is funded completely by donations. The social program focuses on decreasing social isolation while promoting healing and awareness. To purchase tickets, call 503-238-6428 or visit folktime.org.
Watch for Wildlife license plate campaign
The Oregon Wildlife Foundation has launched the Watch for Wildlife campaign to get Oregon's next wildlife license plate approved by Driver and Motor Vehicle Services. Oregonians can show their support by ordering one at myowf.org/watchforwildlife.
The plate, featuring a mule deer and a Cascade Range mountain, was conceived by the foundation and partners to raise awareness about wildlife-vehicular collissions on Oregon's highways and roads. The DMV's process to establish a new specialty license plate requires the plate sponsor to sell 3,000 vouchers. The voucher is redeemable for the plate once the sale requirement has been met and the plates are in production.
The $40 vouchers are being sold exclusively through the foundation's website. To learn more visit myowf.org.
Online program helps people with cancer heal
Cancer nonprofit A Fresh Chapter (AFC) has opened applications for residents of the Pacific Northwest for its new Online Odyssey Program in an effort to help people heal the emotional scars of cancer and discover new meaning, connections and possibilities in their lives. Participants will partake in the program both virtually, through online activities, and also through volunteer activities in their own communities. Visit afreshchapter.com.
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