NECC registration for spring classes
March 1. Register for aquatics, youth soccer, youth volleyball, kids’ yoga. For prices and dates: Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave., necommunitycenter.org, (503) 284-3377
Bargain books, CDs, DVDs
March 3. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Used books and other materials for sale at 55 percent off usual prices. The Multnomah County Library’s The Title Wave used bookstore, 216 N.E. Knott St.
Meet pooches and kitties
March 3. Noon to 3 p.m. Meet dogs and cats available for adoption from the Oregon Humane Society. Furever Pets, 1902 N.E. Broadway.
Gain feedback on speech
March 3. 9-10:30 a.m. Learn how to provide objective, useful feedback on speech objective, content, voice and gesture with Columbia Center Toastmasters. Free for visitors. Information: David Johnson (503) 724-4156 or ten.s1508758336pj@20150875833640jrd1508758336 . Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St..
NECC summer camps registration:
March 5 (for members). March 7 (for non-members). More details at Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave., necommunitycenter.org, (503) 284-3377
Income tax assistance
March 5, 6, 8 and Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 15. Trained volunteers help prepare income taxes for seniors in one-hour sessions. Call for an appointment. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Gary Ogan to perform
March 6. 6 p.m. Gary Ogan performs. Music Millennium East, 3158 E. Burnside St.
Cop joins canine in zany film
March 6. 7:30 p.m. B Movie Bingo presents “Top Dog,” a zany film hosted by Wolf Choir. Police dog Reno teams with tough cop Jake Wilder (Chuck Norris) to undo the plans of neo-Nazis, complete with sunglasses, illegal weapons and assassin clowns. Tickets $7. The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Ordering in Chinese
March 8. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kristina Knight, director of Portland Chinese Lessons, teaches a class on ordering at a restaurant in Chinese. Free. To register, call (503) 888-8270 or e-mail moc.l1508758336iamg@1508758336snoss1508758336eLese1508758336nihCd1508758336naltr1508758336oP1508758336 Costello’s Travel Caffe, 2222 N.E. Broadway.
Develop strong feet
March 8. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn five strategies to strengthen feet for walking, hiking and running with ease. $10 advance registration, $15 at the door. Register in the store or online: www.kimcottrell.com or call Kim Cottrell (503) 890-6865. Pie Footwear, 2916 N.E. Alberta St.
Portland Women’s Expo
March 9. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Food, fun, music, fashion, beauty bar, massage garden. More than 250 exhibitors with products and services for women. $12. Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. pdxwomensexpo.org
Support for grandparents
March 9 and 23. 10:30 a.m. to noon. A support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Call Hollywood Senior Center for information: (503) 288-8303. Meet at Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.
Was it Shakespeare?
March 9. 1 p.m. Come early for pizza and salad for $2, then see “Anonymous,” a film speculating on who wrote the works attributed to William Shakespeare. Film with subtitles will be shown at 1 p.m. March 16. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Ventriloquist in the library
March 10. 11-11:45 a.m. Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth invite youngsters to ride the Reading Express to visit colorful characters through ventriloquism and interactive music, dance and cheek slappin.’ Seating is first-come, first-served. St. Johns Library, 7510 N. Charleston Ave.
Youth to serve spaghetti dinner
March 10. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Church youth will serve a spaghetti dinner that raises funds for youth programs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under; $25 for families. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St..
Viking pancake breakfast
March 11. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All-you-can-eat pancakes, with eggs, sausage, fruit and coffee or tea. Adults $6, children 5-12 $3, under 5 free. Children’s story hour at 10 a.m. in library. Proceeds support cultural and community events of Sons of Norway, Grieg Lodge. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave. (503) 236-3401.
Hidden history of black people
March 11. 2-3:30 p.m. Walidah Imarisha, Portland State University adjunct professor, will outline how history, politics and culture have shaped the landscape for African-Americans in Oregon. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Authors read for book program
March 17. 9-11 a.m. Local authors Jane and Chris Kurtz will read from their children’s and young adult books, including Lanie, which inspired the American Girl’s doll of 2010. Proceeds from book sales and doll raffle will go to Ethiopia Reads, which provides books for schools and libraries in Ethiopia. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St. (503) 287-1289.
Speaking for competition
March 17. 9-10:30 a.m. Columbia Center Toastmasters will hold two contests: International Speech lets speakers inspire the audience, and Evaluation lets members give a verbal evaluation of a model speaker. Free for visitors. Information: David Johnson (503) 724-4156 or ten.s1508758336pj@20150875833640jrd1508758336.
Meet the thespians
March 17. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the new acting studios, sample classes and see short performances by the Young Professionals. Free. The new home of Oregon Children’s Theatre, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Preview massage career
March 17. 10 a.m. to noon. Learn about the professional massage industry, pertinent laws and educational programs. Free. Call in advance: (503) 233-6500. Information at www.eastwestcollege.com. East West College of the Healing Arts, 525 N.E. Oregon St.
Introductory massage class
March 17. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Learn about massage in a hands-on class taught by an experienced instructor. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Free. Call in advance: (503) 233-6500. Information at www.eastwestcollege. East West College of the Healing Arts, 525 N.E. Oregon St.
Labyrinth and healing service
March 17. 4-6 p.m. Candlelight labyrinth walk in Great Hall. 5:30 p.m. Contemplative healing and wholeness service in sanctuary. Free-will offering. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St. (503) 287-1289.
St. Patrick’s neighborhood parade
March 18. Noon. 23rd annual Northeast neighborhoods St. Patrick’s Day parade. Information: Steve O’Slavik (503) 282-6370. Start at Fernwood-Beverly Cleary School, Northeast 33rd Avenue and Hancock Street.
Music reveals the moods of Ireland
March 18. 3 p.m. A concert, “John Green and Friends — A St. Patrick’s Celebration,” will feature the musical moods of Ireland, from jigs to ballads, plus an audience sing-along. Free-will offering. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St.. For questions, call coordinator Patricia Holman, (503) 288-0353.
Walk and hike for life
March 18. Noon-5 p.m. Walking and hiking are the focus of 45-minute lessons using the Feldenkrais Method. Fee $25. Schedule appointments at vitalhuman.org or call Kim Cottrell (503) 890-6865. Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St.
Introduction to piano
March 20. 1 p.m. Introduction to the piano for children ages 3-5 and parents with Music Werks Studio. Free but register by e-mail: moc.o1508758336idutS1508758336skreW1508758336cisuM1508758336@ofni1508758336. Milagros Boutique, 5433 N.E. 30th Ave.
Republican women celebrate
March 22. 11:30 a.m. Portland Northeast Republican Women’s Club will mark its 57th anniversary. Public is welcome. Buffet lunch $9. Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 N.E. 16th Ave. Reservations with Priscilla at (503) 236-7096.
Seniors drive safely
March 22 and March 23. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP driver safety course for people 50 or older outlines defensive driving techniques, freeway driving and more. $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Fourth Friday dance
March 23. 7:30-11 p.m. Oslo Lounge opens at 7:30 p.m. for socializing. Dance lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Pranksters play big band tunes until 11 p.m. Ballroom admission $8. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.
Take it off, keep it off
March 26. 6-7:30 p.m. Informational talk on weight loss and hypnosis to curb emotional eating. Free. Register with Kimball (503) 593-9565. Hollywood Library, Northeast 41st Avenue and Tillamook Street.
Small plants, small places
March 27. 7 p.m. Linda Harrison of 7-Dees Nursery discusses small plants for small places with the Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland. Information from president Ruth Hoard, moc.l1508758336iamg@1508758336draoh1508758336r1508758336. Subud Center, 3185 N.E. Regents Drive.
Dialogue about healthy hormones
March 27. 7 p.m. Bloating and irritability before a period and hot flashes or weight gain at mid-life may be signs of hormone imbalance. Elise Schroeder, a naturapathic practitioner, offers strategies for regaining balance. Fee: $10. Register: (503) 287-0886 or moc.l1508758336iamg@1508758336cinil1508758336cmoss1508758336olbeh1508758336t1508758336. Blossom Clinic, 3531 N.E. 15th Ave., Suite A.
Decorate the garden
March 28. 5:30-7:30. Artist Kathy Karbo will show how to use hammers, anvils and other tools to create decorative garden pieces. Materials provided. Register at (503) 988-5234 or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Gain speaking confidence
March 3 (every Saturday). 9-10:30 a.m. Toastmaster’s International offers supportive, small-group learning environment to gain speaking and leadership skills. Information: David Johnson (503) 724-4156. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St..
Kids sing and move
March 7 (every Wednesday). 10:30 a.m. Join Lorna Miller for an interactive jamboree with singing, movement and imagination for families with children ages birth-8. Donation $3 per walking person. More information: www.littlekidsjamboree.com. Milagros Boutique, 5433 N.E. 30th Ave.
Good feet and good health
April 12. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Good feet, good posture, enhanced health by breathing and moving easily and standing tall. $10 advance registration or $15 at the door. Register in store or online, www.kimcottrell.com or call Kim Cottrell (503) 890-6865. Pie Footwear, 2916 N.E. Alberta St.
— Janet Goetze