Dining Out for Life. Join EMO's HIV Services on the last Thursday in April for Portland's eighth annual "Dining Out for Life," an annual international dining fundraising event, raising money for AIDS service organizations. Dine out at one of the participating restaurants and a substantial percentage of your bill will go directly to programs serving people with HIV/AIDS. In the Portland metro area, Dining Out for Life benefits EMO’s HIV Services and OHSU’s Partnership Project.
For more information and a full restaurant listing, visit diningoutforlife.com/portland.
2016 Visiting SAGE: Best-selling author Paul Hawken. 7 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland.
Paul Hawken is a world-renowned environmentalist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author on sustainability. He will speak about his work with Project Drawdown, a non-profit that is mapping and modeling 100 existing, substantive solutions to reverse climate change. These solutions are widely practiced, commonly available, economically viable, and scientifically valid. When implemented globally and at scale over the next 30 years, they'll not only forge a pathway to reverse climate change, but will also result in more security, more prosperity, more jobs, and better health. Hawken will show how a wide variety of actors can advance these solutions – engaged citizens, students, teachers, farmers, business leaders, policymakers, and more. Tickets are $20 general or $40 preferred. Purchase tickets. EMO's Oregon Interfaith Power & Light is a cosponsor of this event.
EMO's Annual Community Awards & Celebration Dinner. Reception & Silent Auction at 5 p.m. and Dinner & Awards Presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, Pavilion, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland. As the premier statewide ecumenical event of the year in Oregon, EMO's Annual Community Awards & Celebration Dinner will bring together over 400 members of our diverse communities of faith and community partners. Each year, EMO recognizes individuals and groups in the community who have demonstrated a commitment to ecumenical service in Oregon. This year's award recipients include: "Ecumenist of the Year" to The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell, Unitarian Univeralist minister, writer, activist & spiritual leader; "Two Pauls Award" to Kelly Raths & Karuna Thompson, Christian & Buddhist chaplains at the Oregon State Penitentiary; "Vollum Ecumenical Humanitarian Award" to the Climate Action Coalition; and the "Rodney Page Ecumenical Service Award" to Ron Means. Reservations are $100 per person; tables seating 10 are $1,000.
Make your reservation securely online now or download a Response Card. For information about sponsorship opportunities, download a Sponsorship form. Learn more about the event.