Category Archives: education

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SAGE Presents Give Forward Workshop

Saturday March 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM PST, at Overlook House Back by popular demand, SAGE is excited to offer our Give Forward Workshop. Attendees will explore strategies for making a positive difference in the world, with emphasis on bringing life to your

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Volunteer Opportunity in STEM Education with 24 Knotts

Mentoring Budding Engineers Engage with 7th grade students in a project-based engineering project that is both fun and challenging. 24 Knots, created the “Companimation Global” scenario to meet the needs of Portland Public School’s 7th Grade Maker Experience. During this project-based engineering scenario, students build a

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Retiring or Retooling? – 5 lessons from Year One

Looking back at the lessons learned about the lives and lifestyles of local older adults.  January marks the one year anniversary of Busier Now. Though the roll out has been gradual and it will always be a work in progress, this seems like a good

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Travel Better Club Offers Free Membership!

Sign up by Dec 31st and save $25 annual membership fee! Not too long ago we featured an article about the nagging guilt that can come from traveling in ways that may not be the best for the environment. Recently we learned about a great program

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Musical Mentors Make Memories

by Tim Hill “Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast.” So goes one of the most oft misquoted sayings around. Originally penned by William Congreve as the first line in his play The Mourning Bride (1697), the phrase, or a variation of it, is

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Theatre By and For Seniors – Virtual Camp Week 3

Welcome back Campers! Last session we looked at ways to nibble around the edges of the local Theatre scene as an audience member,  getting a feel for who produces what and which companies a new or returning Thespian might aspire work with. This time we’ll

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Virtual Adult Theatre Camp – Session 2

Curious about this art form called the Theatre, and how you might get involved? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the second session of the Busier Now (virtual) Theatre Camp for Dynamic Older Adults! Today we look at a few ways to ease

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Honor Fathers By Helping Kids

This Father’s Day, honor your dad by helping children who don’t have one. A great way to celebrate Father’s Day is to honor your dad with a charitable gift to the mentoring program of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each year, Americans spend over $12 billion

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Bikes for Humanity PDX Offers Easy Way to Keep the Wheels Spinning!

Portland-Vancouver has long enjoyed a reputation as one of most bicycle friendly metropolitan areas in the country, and even the world. An overall appreciation for outdoor activities, a strong concern for reducing carbon emissions, hundreds of miles of bike trails and dedicated street lanes, and