ONLINE OR ‘VIRTUAL’ EVENTS
SATURDAY, MAY 1
5:30 p.m., There’s No Place Like Home, a virtual gala and auction to benefit Journey Theater. Entertainment, testimonies and live bidding hosted by Georgene Rice of KPDQ Radio. Since 2002, thousands have seen Journey Theater’s musicals and plays performed by hundreds of local youth. Free to view; registration required at journeytheater.org Auction opened online April 26. Optional dinner of $50 per person can be purchased for groups of six, eight or 10. Includes catered meal, delivery, dessert and decor.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
THURSDAY, MAY 6
•7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Keizer Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, with Mayor Cathy Clark and representatives of local churches. Viewable live on the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page, and viewable afterward on the Chamber’s YouTube page. 503-393-9111.
SATURDAY, MAY 15
7 a.m., Online training of marriage coaches sponsored by Vancouver, Wash.-based MarriageTeam, first day of two consecutive Saturday-Sunday weekends. Saturday sessions start at 7 a.m. and Sunday sessions at 11 a.m. marriageteam.org/coach-training-schedule/
Oregon Christian Writers’ Spring One-Day Virtual Conference. Keynote speaker is Peter Leavell. oregonchristianwriters.org
6 to 7 p.m., Celebrate Motherhood, an online fundraising event to benefit Road2Hope Maternity Home. Broadcasting live from the Luis Palau Association offices in Portland. Free to view; RSVP required at road2hopepdx.org/rsvp. A “sweet treat” will be sent to all who RSVP.
MONDAY, MAY 17
Final day to complete the Be the Charge virtual 5K walk, stroll or run to benefit Bend-based In Our Backyard outreach combatting sex trafficking. inourbackyard.org. $27 to register. events.com/r/en_US/registration/be-the-charge-5k-807653
TUESDAY, MAY 18
5 p.m., Gift of Love, a virtual auction and event to benefit StandUpGirl.com Foundation, first of six consecutive days. The foundation is an Oregon-based pro-life agency that educates young women on the development of the unborn child and on all of their options. 503-554-5683 or standupgirlevents.com
SATURDAY, MAY 22
Stomp Out Abuse 2021, a virtual 5k or 10k run or walk event to benefit Abuse Recovery Ministry Services (ARMS), first of 10 consecutive days. Complete the distance anytime during those 10 days. Register as individuals or teams at www.charityfootprints.
10 a.m. Webcast with updates on Steps for Life, annual fundraiser for First Image pregnancy care centers in the Portland metro area. first-image.org/sfl
10 a.m., Syrian Refugee Field Briefing sponsored by Columbia-Willamette Women of Vision. This year marks 10 years of conflict in Syria, and this is an updated on the world’s largest refugee and displacement crisis. Viewable on Zoom. cwwov.org
4 p.m., Spring virtual fundraiser for Firm Foundation in Christ Ministries. Theme is “Oaks of Righteousness — A Planting of the Lord. Profiles of Our Partners in Missions.” A look at what God has accomplished so far in 2021 and at what is planned for the remainder of the year as this ministry works in global communities, provides training in new believer follow-up and develops materials — all with the goal of “training trainers.” fficm.org/spring2021
TUESDAY, MAY 25
Virtual “watch parties morning, noon and night, today through “Fancy Friday” to mark 25th anniversary of Salem Leadership Foundation. SalemLF.org
THURSDAY, MAY 27
Virtual Homeschool Science Fair sponsored by OCEANetwork. Video submissions accepted through May 24. Open to any independently homeschooled Oregon student in grades K-12. Students will choose the appropriate age range to enter under when they submit their video. Joel Thomas from Glen’s Gizmos,will evaluate the presentations for each age range. One student from each group will be selected to receive a prize. oceanetwork.org