Guardino shows encaustic art, metal sculpture
May 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Continues to May 28. Jeff Schnabel shows encaustic art and Jill Torberson shows metal sculpture in the main gallery. LeBrie Rich uses a variety of papers for collage and Laurie Vail uses found objects to highlight chickens in the feature area. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. www.guardinogallery.com . (503) 281-9048. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.
Therapy dogs to help improve reading skills
May 1, 15 and 19. 6-7 p.m. Kids and teens improve skills by reading to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5163. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
Order flower basket, support Madison library
May 1. Order flower baskets to benefit the Madison High School library. Complete order sheets at the library or online: www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/madison/241.htm. Email online forms to email@example.com. Baskets $25 each. Pick up baskets at Madison 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 or at the library May 13. Madison High School, 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave.
Paintings highlight Portland street scenes
May 3. 6-8 p.m. Opening reception for “You Are Here,” oil paintings of Portland street scenes by Shawn Demarest. Free. www.visitahc.org/content/shawn-demarest-you-are-here. Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave.
Play features dance at Milagro Theatre
May 3. 8 p.m. Opening night for “Dance for a Dollar,” world premiere of a play by Mariana Carreno King and Daniel Jaquez. Continues to May 25. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $15-$30 at www.milagro.org or (503) 236-7253. Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.
Library teaches how to use e-book reader
May 4. 10 a.m. to noon. Get help with an e-book reader to use Library2Go, the library’s downloadable audiobook system. Bring your device and other equipment needed to transfer information to your device. Free. Information: (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Planning a future 82nd Avenue
May 4. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Northeast Neighbors and Southeast Uplift Coalition present a community forum on improving livability around 82nd Avenue. Neighbors, businesses, community groups and elected officials will discuss community safety, transportation options, streetscape design, business development and more. Free. Information: (503) 232-0010 or (503) 823-2780. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Madison High School, 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave. Parking at Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street.
Fun run to support Madison groups
May 4. noon. Run 4 Mad Fun Run to raise funds for Madison High School clubs and sports teams. 15k at 12:30 p.m. 15k 3-person relay team at 12:30 p.m. 10k run at 1:15 p.m. 5k walk/run at 2:15 p.m. Registration $25. Register before day of run: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Run-4-Mad:Run/387379848038130. Madison High School, 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave.
Women’s quartet to perform ‘60s music
May 5. 3 p.m. “Sirens of the 60s” features a women’s quartet performing music made popular by women singers of the 1960s. The quartet includes Patricia Holman, Jennifer O’Leary, Melissa Olmsted and Kay Pettygrove, backed by an instrumental quartet. The hits include “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Chapel of Love,” and “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.” Free-will offering. (503) 281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St.
Senior center offers acupuncture clinic
May 6. 8:15 a.m. to noon. Continues Mondays. Acupuncture clinic. Appointments required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Make moves for better balance
May 6. 1-2 p.m. Continues Monday. “Moving for Better Balance” uses simple exercises and easy to learn Tai Chi-style moves to improve your balance. Register: (503) 288-8303. Free but donations appreciated. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Breathe better with chair yoga
May 6. 3-4 p.m.; continues Mondays. Also 9-10 a.m. May 9; continues Thursdays. People 55 and older learn how chair yoga can improve balance and breathing. $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Acupressure promises allergy relief
May 6. 6:30 p.m. Jane Conboy, certified hypnotherapist and TAT professional, will teach an acupressure technique for managing allergies. Free. Information: www.janeconboy.com. Limited seating. Register: (503) 703-3703 or Jane@JaneConboy.com 2100 N.E. Broadway, room 225.
Songwriters to visit music shop
May 6. 7 p.m. Community day and songwriters’ circle with Velvet Trouper, Michael Manning and Jack McMahon. Free. Music Millennium East, 3158 E. Burnside St.
Ukelele group forms at Hollywood center
May 7. 9:30 -11 a.m. and every Tuesday. New group plays the ukelele. Information: (503) 288-8303. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Seamstress to mend seniors’ clothes
May 7 and 21. 8:30-11 a.m. Volunteer master seamstress will mend seniors’ clothing. Suggested donation $5. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Library offers time to speak English
May 7. 6-7:30 p.m. Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Barn Birds scheduled at Secret Society
May 7. 7 p.m. The Barn Birds: Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh in concert. Ticket $15 in advance from www.ticketfly.com, or $20 at the door. The Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St.
Learn to sign, sing with baby
May 8. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Amy Bazley of Baby Signs will teach parents of pre-verbal babies how to communicate with signs and songs. Class geared for care-givers and babies 6-18 months old. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or in the library. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Greek village art to open with champagne
May 8. 5-7 p.m. Champagne and chocolate opening reception for “Marguerite Francis Sylvia – Life in a Greek Village,” an exhibit of 25 paintings by the American artist (1928-1973). Show continues to May 30. Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum, 3131 N.E. Glisan St.
Book group to meet in market
May 8. 7:15-8:15 p.m. The Pageturners Book Group will discuss Best Love, Rosie by Nuala O’Faolain. Free. Mt. Bachelor second floor conference room of Whole Foods Market, next to Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Royal Rosarian to address GOP women
May 9. 11:30 a.m. Marilyn Schultz, a Royal Rosarian, will speak at the Northeast Republican Women’s Club luncheon. Public welcome. Cost $9. Reservations: Marlene (503) 255-2063. Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 N.E. 16th Ave.
Lessons offered for e-book readers
May 9. 3-4:30 p.m. Get help with an e-book reader to use Library2Go, the library’s downloadable audiobook system. Bring your device and other equipment needed to transfer information to your device. Free. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
EcoFilm to show ‘Fruit Hunters’
May 9. 7:30 p.m. The Portland EcoFilm Festival and Chipotle present “The Fruit Hunters,” which travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. Information: (503) 493-1128. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Senior center to show ‘Lincoln’ film
May 10. 1 p.m. Steven Spielberg’s film, “Lincoln,” stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones. Repeat with subtitles 1 p.m. May 17. Free but donation appreciated. Pizza with salad and soft drink $2. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Learn about your medications
May 10. 1-4 p.m. Review your medications with a professional. Appointments required: (503) 288-8303. Free but donations appreciated. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Counselor to discuss women’s mental illness
May 10. 7 p.m. Hear counselor Tanya J. Peterson discuss women struggling through mental illness. She has written “Banishing Barriers & Living Life: Women Prevailing Through Mental Illness” and Leave of Absence, a novel from the world of post-traumatic stress disorder. Information: (503) 232-6003. In Other Words Feminist Community Center and Bookstore, 14 N.E. Killingsworth St.
Clapping, singing to encourage creativity
May 11. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Master storyteller Anne Rutherford will teach easy clapping, jumping and singing activities to play at home to encourage creative play. For ages 5 and up. Free. Seating is first come, first served. Information: (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Children to explore stories through art
May 11. 3-4 p.m. Storytellers from Portland Children’s Museum invite children ages 3-8 to explore their own stories through art activities. Free. Limited seating. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library 8226 N. Denver Ave.
Super Water Sympathy to perform
May 11. 3 p.m. Super Water Sympathy performs. Free. Music Millennium East. 3158 E. Burnside St.
Vikings plan mothers’ breakfast
May 12. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Mother’s Day Viking all-you-can-eat breakfast will include eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, juice, tea and bottomless coffee. Children’s Nordic story time from 10-11 a.m. $7 adults; $3 children 5-12, free under 5. Information: (503) 236-3401 or norsehall.org . Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.
Hypnosis promises symptoms relief
May 13. 2 p.m. Jane Conboy, certified hypnotherapist, outlines a program to manage symptoms of fibromyalgia. Free talk. Information: www.janeconboy.com. Limited seating. Registration: (503) 703-3703 or Jane@JaneConboy.com. 2100 N.E. Broadway, room 225.
Older Americans to unleash ‘Power of Age’
May 14. 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Celebrate Older Americans Month with refreshments and the music of Judy Dwyer. The theme: “Unleash the Power of Age.” Registration: (503) 288-8303. Free but donations appreciated. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Parade to mark special Norway day
May 17. 4 p.m. doors open; 6 p.m. Grand Flag Parade, with participants wearing national costumes, marks Constitution Day, Norway’s most important national holiday. Norwegian Fjord horses, marching bands, vintage cars, dance performances and music add to the atmosphere. Flags and Nordic treasures for sale. Sponsored by Grieg Lodge Sons of Norway. Free. Information: (503) 236-3401 or norsehall.org. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.
Off the Couch activities scheduled
May 17. 7-9 p..m. Differently-abled individuals, 18 and older, participate in Off the Couch activity night games, crafts, dancing and snacks. Admission $7 per person and first companion is free. Information: OffTheCouchEvents@gmail.com. Tabor Space, 3441 S.E. Belmont St.
Demos to honor volunteers
May. 17. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Multnomah County Democrats will honor outstanding volunteers at a champagne celebration plus dinner, no-host bar and raffle. Tickets $75 each; purchase in advance: multdems.org. Riverside Golf and Country Club, 8105 N.E. 33rd Drive.
Toastmasters offers speech feedback
May 18. 9-10:30 a.m. All-evaluation meeting of Columbia Center Toastmasters. Speakers gain feedback on content, organization, voice quality and gestures. Information: David, (503) 724-4156. Free. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St.
Neighborhood plans clean-up, sale
May 18. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rose City Park Neighborhood Association’s neighborhood clean-up and yard sale. Household and yard discards but no computers, TVs, hazardous waste, dirt, concrete. Bring resale items early. Donations range from $10 per car and up. Proceeds support neighborhood activities. Information: Michael Roth (503) 493-8316 or Rose City Park PDX on Facebook. Back parking lot at Archbishop Howard School, 5309 N.E. Alameda St.
Labyrinth walk, healing service set
May 18. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth walk in the Great Hall. 5:30 p.m. A Healing and Wholeness service in the sanctuary. Free. Information: (503) 287-1289 or www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.
Boomers plan rock, blues music
May 18. 7-11 p.m. Baby Boomers Social Club, singles and couples, listen to and dance to blues and rock ‘n roll of “Drop Dead Red.” Line dance lesson at the break. $8 members, $12 non-members. Information: www.babyboomerssocialclub.com Red Lion Convention Center, 1021 N.E. Grand Ave., sixth floor.
Irvington plans home tour
May 19. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 31st annual Irvington Home Tour and lecture about Portland’s celebrated gardens by historian Eileen Fitzsimons. Members of the Horseless Carriage Club of Greater Portland will drive vehicles along the tour route. Buy tickets for $25 at irvingtonhometour.com; Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway; Caffe Destino, 1339 N.E. Fremont St., or the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit slated for Dougy Center
May 19. noon-5 p.m. A five-hour Feldenkraise class marathon for posture relief through gentle, practical movements. Proceeds to benefit the Dougy Center for Grieving Children. $15 per class. Pre-registration suggested with Kim Cottrell, email@example.com or (503) 890-6865. Hipbone Studio, 1947 E. Burnside St.
Session to offer budgeting tips
May 19. 2-3 p.m. Innovative Changes will provide information for realistic budgeting and saving for emergency funds, college savings, vacations or other goals. Free. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
John Densmore to sign books
May 19. 3 p.m. John Densmore signs books. Music Millennium East. 3158 E. Burnside St.
Book group to meet at senior center
May 21. 1-3 p.m. Book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Information: (503) 288-8303. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
‘Life of Pi’ on film schedule
May 24. 1 p.m. See film, “Life of Pi,” about an Indian boy’s passage to a new life in America when a shipwreck leaves him on a life raft with an orangutan, a zebra, a hyena and a Bengal tiger. Repeats with subtitles at 1 p.m. May 31. Free but donation appreciated. Pizza with salad and soft drink $2. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Play to explore arts club personalities
May 24 to June 9. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. June 9. Carol Triffle’s “Beaux Arts Club” is a post-feminist theatrical riff on women’s cultural groups that were popular in late-19th century. A gender-blind critique of today’s poseur. Tickets free or donations ranging from $10 to $20. Reservations: (503) 231-9581 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. 8th Ave.
Garden club to hear about perennials
May 28. 7 p.m. Dave Doolittle and Annalise Doolitte of Petal Heads Nursery will speak about propagating new varieties of perennials. Information: gardenclubpdx.org or Gregg Macy, email@example.com. Subud Center, 3185 N.E. Regents Drive.
Library offers website skills
May 29. noon to 2 p.m. Learn to build a basic website using Google Sites application. Participants need to be proficient in computer applications, have a general understanding of website structure, and have a Google or Gmail account. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Nurses to tend seniors’ feet
May 1 and first Wednesday of each month. Senior foot clinic with nurses from Healthy Feet. Cleaning, nail trimming, callus reduction, lotion massage and nursing advice. Bring two towels and a basin. Cost $30. Call Arleta for appointment: (503) 988-5470. MLK Loaves and Fishes, 5325 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Toastmasters offer speaking skills
May 4 and every Saturday. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Columbia Center Toastmasters provides positive learning environment for oral communication and leadership skills. Guest are welcome. Free. Information: David (503) 724-4156. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St.
Chair yoga offers benefits
May 6. 3:30 p.m. and every Monday in May. Seniors learn chair yoga with a trained instructor. Registration required: (503) 203-1094. Free. The Heights at Columbia Knoll, 8320 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Training for Montessori teachers on schedule
June 4. 6-8 p.m. An information night for a teacher education program, hosted by Montessori of Alameda, an accredited teacher training center. It is accepting candidates for teacher education for infant/toddler and primary levels with classes starting in July. Program details: www.montessoriofalameda.com. Information: (503) 422-3608 or contact Tammy Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Janet Goetze