Also: The city of Beaverton seeks performers for its 2018 Ten Tiny Dances event.

TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton's Ten Tiny Dances program is seeking applicants for its 2018 event. Beaverton Volunteer Fair invites groups to apply

Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations and community groups for the 2018 Beaverton Volunteer Fair. The free event is an opportunity for the community to learn about and get involved with over 40 local nonprofits and organizations.

The Beaverton Volunteer Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St. Selected nonprofits and community groups will have the opportunity to speak with hundreds of event-goers about their organizations, share program information and elevate their community presence. Free booth space is provided.

For more information or to apply, visit or contact the city's Neighborhood and Events Program at 503-526-2559 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There is no cost to apply or participate. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Organizations will be notified of their selection on Monday, Feb. 12.

The Beaverton Volunteer Fair began in 2016 as the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Beaverton class project, originally called Beaverton Awareness Day. In 2017, the event was adopted by the city as an annual happening to engage a diverse network of residents and business leaders and inspire them to take action to improve the community.

Tualatin Riverkeepers teach emergency preparedness

The Tualatin Riverkeepers will kick off its River Professor Series this year with a forum on emergency preparedness to help participants plan now, work together and be ready.

In recent years, devastating earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires have highlighted the need to prepare for natural disaster. However, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 69 percent of Americans do not have a family emergency plan. 

From 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, Tualatin Riverkeepers will host River Professors from local agencies and organizations in Washington County as they share how they prepare for natural disasters like the impending Cascadia earthquake. The event will be at Metzger Park in Tigard.

River Professors: Emergency Preparedness will include a panel conversation with Washington County, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, The City of Beaverton and The City of Tigard, along with community representatives from local faith and compassion organizations. After the panel, the Tigard Certified Emergency Response Team will lead a short introduction to preparedness. 

The Tualatin Riverkeepers' River Professors Series empowers community members in Washington County by providing hands-on informational events focused on solving vital issues in the watershed.

This event is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to RSVP at Professors.

Ten Tiny Dances 2018 seeks fresh applicants

The City of Beaverton is seeking proposals from master-level choreographers and dancers to create and perform a dance as part of Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances 2018. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14.

Ten Tiny Dances is a free, public event that features a wide-variety of dancers who represent modern, contemporary and traditional ethnic dance forms. Now in its 10th year, Ten Tiny Dances is designed to engage audiences with unique performances and settings.

To view the full call to artists guidelines and apply for this event, visit The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 2. For more information, contact the city's arts program at 503-526-2376 or [email protected]

Blair Stenvick
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