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Columbia Group Calendar March 20, 2013

From: David B.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:06 PM

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

Items in this edition:

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


1. Meetings (at our office at 1821 SE Ankeny Street)


Mar 21Third Thursday, Potluck at 6:30 PM, Program at 7 pm

George Wuerthner will  look at the social ecology and potential ecosystem benefits of predators, in particular, wolves. Typically wolves are only viewed as a negative, but there are many ecological reasons to restore wolves to our landscape. Beyond that fact, indiscriminate killing of predators, including wolves, is often counter productive in terms of reducing human conflicts. Pizza will be provided for the potluck.
Contact: Jeff Fryer,

Mon 25 Liquefied Natural Gas Committee 6 pm potluck, meeting starts at 7

Location: Office

Contact: Ted Gleichmanmailto:[address removed]

Tue  26  Beyond Coal Taskforce 7:00 pm

Location: Office

Contact:  Laura Stevens [address removed]

2.)  Outings:

Horse Tail Falls to Triple Falls

When:Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 8:30 am

Where:Marshall Community Center

1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard, Vancouver, WA

Leader:Mike Newsham

RSVPs:2 / 6 (4 spots available)

View the Outing Description - RSVP


Attend a Sierra Singles Burrito Bar Potluck

When:Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Where:South Waterfront John Ross Condominium Amenities Room, 2nd floor

3601 SW River Parkway, Portland OR 97239 , Portland, OR

Leader:Clay Spencer


View the Outing Description - RSVP


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.


3.)Volunteer Needs:

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



March Sierra Singles Pub Night!

When: Friday, March 29, 2013, 5 p.m.

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

Though it may be cold and rainy, intrepid Sierra Singles are encouraged brave the weather to chow down and hoist some brews this month at the venerable Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub. The Lodge offers succulent happy hour dishes like calamari, fish tacos, and German sausage fondue, plus their own handcrafted beers. Since the pub’s happy hours are 4 to 6 p.m., it would be wise 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!

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


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