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Columbia Group Calendar June 26, 2012

From: David B.
Sent on: Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:46 PM
Columbia Group Calendar June 26, 2012

Welcome to the OREGON-COLUMBIA-NEWS; the list of the Sierra Club's Columbia Group. The purpose of this list is to provide club members with regular updates of club outings and events.  

Check out our website at and the Loo Wit group website at


Our latest Columbia Overlook newsletter is now available at



Items in this edition:

  1. Committee and Group Meetings
  2. Outings
  3. Volunteer Needs
  4. Singles
  5. Other events/notices

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.      <!--[endif]-->Meetings (at our office at 1821 SE Ankeny Street)

Wed 4 High Desert Committee 7 pm
Location: Office
Contact: Borden Beck,
[address removed]

Tue 10 Executive Committee 6:30 pm
Location: Office
Contact: : Jeff Fryer,

Thu 19 Third Thursday, Potluck at 6:30 PM, Program at 7 pm
Location:  Office
Contact: Jeff Fryer,


Tue 24  Beyond Coal Taskforce 7:00 pm

Location: Office

Contact: Laura Stevens [address removed]


Tue 31 Liquefied Natural Gas Work Group potluck and meeting 6 pm

Location: Office

Contact: Ted Gleichmanmailto:[address removed]


2.)  Outings:


Dickey Creek Old Growth, Sunday July 1

Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness-Rock Lakes, Wednesday July 4

Badger Creek Wilderness-Gumjuwac/Lookout Mt.  July 7


For details, go to our outings web site at



General Outings Information: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver.

If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate on an outing, contact the Outings department at (415)[masked] for a printed version.

You don’t have to be a member to participate!

Arrive with adequate food, water and clothing. If in doubt about your ability to complete a hike, please consult with the leader before the trip.

Field guides, snacks to share and humor are welcome.

Please leave your pet at home unless otherwise specified or with prior approval from the leader. Entertainment devices are discouraged. Firearms are prohibited.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Most day trips require no advance reservations unless “reservations required” or “group size limited” is indicated.

Participants are encouraged to contribute a small donation for the outing. These optional donations help the Group Outings Program to offer professional leaders’ training courses, carbon offset contributions, and other outings activities to strengthen and diversify Columbia Group outings.

Carpooling is encouraged. Riders traditionally share expenses with drivers depending on vehicle and number of riders.

See to find out how to get to the carpool location via mass transit.


<!--[if !supportLists]-->4.)      <!--[endif]-->Volunteer Needs:

Contact Jeff Fryer at [address removed] if interested in volunteering. 


<!--[if !supportLists]-->5.)         <!--[endif]-->Singles

June Sierra Singles Pub Night!


When: Friday, June 29, 2012, 5 p.m.

Where: Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub, 7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, Oregon            97225


For several months now, some Sierra Singles have been clamoring for a pub night at the Raccoon Lodge. In compliance with those requests, this month’s pub night will indeed be held on Friday, June 29, 2012, 5p.m. at the Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub.


Although your organizer has not sampled Raccoon Lodge’s treats, knowledgeable people swear the grub and suds are very good. As the pub’s happy hours are 4 to 6 p.m., the word to the wise is to arrive early for the best prices.


To learn more about Raccoon Lodge, please check out their website,, or give them a ring,[masked]-0110. For more information about this event, Sierra Singles are welcome to contact pub night organizer Clay Spencer, [address removed], or[masked]-0379.  Hope to see you there!


What:  Water Front Blues Festival, July 7



Cost:  $10.00 plus 2 food items.

When:  Saturday July 7, 2012


Meet at  2:00 p.m., in front of Great Harvest Bread Store,

810 SW 2nd Ave, 97204


There is a MAX stop there. Please think about taking the MAX.   I recommend that you plan a trip at website:  Cost: one-way, all zone $2.40.  Parking downtown is 1.60 hour.


Join us at the annual Blues Festival.  We will walk a few blocks to the Blues Fest.  Please bring a hat, water, a low beach chair, sun screen and cash.  We’ll find a place to sit and listen to the music. There are food and beer booths or bring your own eats.  


Miller Stage 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. NW Women in Rhythm & Blues

For more details, contact Kathryn Kendall at[masked]


Contact Dave Bybee at [address removed] if interested in hosting singles events.  The Singles Web page is

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