By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Community center offers summer camps
July 1-29. Times and prices vary for soccer, basketball, circus, yoga and clay & paint camps. necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Seniors to learn balance techniques
July 1 and 3. 1 to 2 p.m. “Moving for Better Balance” continues Mondays and Wednesdays through the month with simple exercises and Tai Chi-style moves to improve balance. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Hypnosis offers aid for mind-over-munchies
July 1. 6:30 p.m. Shrink your stomach in your mind and create a mindful relationship with food with hypnosis. Free talk and demonstration. Register: (503) 703-3703 or e-mail moc.y1508522441obnoC1508522441enaJ@1508522441enaJ1508522441. 2100 N.E. Broadway, #225.
Figures, folk art in Guardino shows
July 2. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the Main Gallery are Sara Swink’s ceramic human and animal figures, with a psychological stance, and Alison O’Donoghue’s paintings described as contemporary folk art; through July 23. In the Feature Area, Darrin Ekern’s ceramic and metal creations could be from a natural history museum or a science fiction movie; through July 21. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (503) 281-9048 or www.guardinogallery.com Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.
Film follows city basketball scene
July 3. 7:30 p.m. The history and social impact of New York’s pick-up basketball scene is related in “Doin It in the Park,” directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. Tickets: $8 general and $5 students and seniors. Information: www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
‘King Kong’ joins special effects series
July 5-7. July 5: 7:30 p.m. July 6: 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 7: 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Willis O’Brien’s groundbreaking special effects in “King Kong” are part of a film series, “Handmade Monsters: The Masters of Practical Effects” in 35-mm film. Evening tickets $8; Matinees $5. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Group to explore anachronisms
July 5-7. Noon to 2 a.m. GEAR Con, the Gaslight Explorers, Adventurers & Romantics Convention, offers art salons, makers’ workshops, masquerade balls, Victorian martial arts symposium, fashion show and more. A three-day celebration of alternate-Industrial-Age science fiction and fantasy, neo-Victorian creativity and other bohemian anachronisms. Friday and Saturday pass $55; Friday $25; Saturday $30; Sunday $23. Free for ages 6 and younger; Half-price for ages 7-12. Information: pdxgearcon.com. DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.
Sandi Thom in local shop
July 6. 3 p.m. Singer-songwriter Sandi Thom, who is also a multli-instrumentalist, performs. Free. Music Millennium East, 3158 E. Burnside St.
SUN school offers dance classes
July 8-12. 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 7 and up learn classic ballet, tap and jazz steps and choreography with Linda Ferguson. Performance on the last day. Cost: $40. Register online www.portlandparks.org or call (503) 916-5615. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.
Hypnosis offers help for syndrome
July 8. 6:30 p.m. A hypnosis program developed for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) will be outlined in a talk and demonstration. Free. Register at (503) 703-3703 or moc.y1508522441obnoC1508522441enaJ@1508522441enaJ1508522441. 2100 N.E. Broadway, #225.
Films to bring back The Twilight Zone
July 8. 7:30 p.m. Film archivist Dennis Nyback will take you to another dimension with classic, 16-mm episodes of The Twilight Zone. The episodes include “Kick the Can,” “Cavender is Coming” and “World of His Own.” Tickets $5. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Put ancestors in historical context
July 9. 1-3 p.m. “Place Your Ancestors in Historical Context” continues through Aug. 13 at two local reference facilities. Track what past events may have played into your relatives’ day-to-day living. Cost $15. Register with Portland Senior Recreation: (503) 823-2525.
Pair of poets to read works
July 10. 7 p.m. Two award-winning poets, Penelope Scambly Schott and Andrea Hollander, will read from newly published books. Schott’s book is “Lillie was a goddess Lillie was a whore.” Hollander’s book is “Landscape with Female Figure: New and Collected Poems, 1981-2012.” (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.
Eco Films to show bee crisis
July 11. 7 p.m. Portland Eco Film Festival features “More Than Honey,” directed by Markus Imhoof. He investigates the global issue of why bees are dying. Macro-photography of bees in hives and in flight reveals a complex world in crisis. The film continues through the week. General tickets $8, students and seniors $5. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Senior center to show ‘Quartet’
July 12. 1 p.m. The film, “Quartet,” stars Maggie Smith, directed by Dustin Hoffman. Rumors of a new celebrity resident circle the halls of Beecham House for retired musicians. Dine on pizza, salad and soft lunch for $2. The PG-13 comedy will be shown again at 1 p.m. July 19. Free but $1 donation appreciated. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Theatre plans Harryhausen tribute
July 12. 7:30 p.m. Continues 3 p.m. July 13 and 14. A tribute to Ray Harryhausen in “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad,” a 1958, 35-mm print. Part of the series “Handmade Monsters: The Masters of Practical Effects” featuring films that revolutionized cinema’s special effects. Information: http.//hollywoodtheatre.org. Tickets $8 evening shows, $5 matinees. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Music shop to host Blue Cranes
July 12. 6 p.m. Blue Cranes performs their singular musical voice in “post jazz” style. Free. Music Millennium East, 3158 E. Burnside St.
Ishiro Honda’s 1962 film scheduled
July 13. 7:15 p.m. “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” a 35-mm print of the 1962 film director by Ishiro Honda. Part of the “Handmade Monsters: The Masters of Practical Effects” featuring films that revolutionized special effects. Information: http//hollywoodtheatre.org. Tickets $8. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Theatre to show wacky kids’ video
July 13. 7:30 p.m. Scarecrow Video presents “Saturday Morning Confusion,” a compilation of wacky, wild children’s entertainment, including cartoons, sock puppets, rappers and wrestlers. Tickets $8. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Author to read from new book
July 14. 2 p.m. Author Rosanne Parry reads from her historical middle-reader “Written in Stone,” the story of a young Makah girl who lives on a Native American reservation in Alaska in the early 1920s. A free soap-carving activity will follow. Best for ages 7 and up, but all are welcome. Free. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
Singer-songwriter to perform at Millennium
July 15. 6 p.m. Singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro performs. Free. Music Millennium East, 3158 E. Burnside St.
Neighbors inspire artist’s paintings
July 18. 6-8 p.m. Opening reception for a portion of Joanne Radmilovich Kollman’s series of paintings, “Northwest Neighbors: Who Are We?” The series, on view through the month, includes the in-between moments in people’s lives expressed through gesture, style and culture. Free. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Neuropathy talks point to causes
July 19. 10-11:30 a.m. Understanding the causes and treatment of neuropathy with Dr. Mark Gabriel, D.C. Register with Hollywood Senior Center, (503) 288-8303. Free but donations appreciated for the senior center. Meet at Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton Terr.
Drink wine, support dogs
July 20. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Canine Uncorked is wine tastings for humans and fun activities for four-legged friends at 13 participating Oregon wineries. Dogs available for adoption will be at the wineries. Tour tickets: $40. Information: www.oregonhumane.org or (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
Pre-ballet classes set for young dancers
July 22-26. 9-10 a.m. Ages 3-5 are introduced to pre-ballet with stories and imagination. Cost: $30. Register www.portlandparks.org or call (503) 916-5615. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.
Camp caters to young writers
July 22-26. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Writing camp for ages 10 and up includes poems, stories and personal essays. All experience levels welcome. Cost $35. Register online www.portlandparks.org or call (503) 916-5615. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.
Book club set for North seniors
July 23. 10:30 a.m. to noon. North Portland Senior Services book club. Free but donations appreciated. Large-print books provided by Multnomah County Library. Information: (503) 943-5662. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.
Hollywood Neighborhood association to meet
July 25. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association invites all residents to the quarterly general meeting. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Theatre schedules ‘Crystal Lake’
July 25. 7:30 p.m. A 35-mm print of “Camp Crystal Lake,” or “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter,” is one of the summer films screaming to be seen on the big screen. Tickets $8. Information: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/summer-camp-at-the-hollywood/. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Tacos and treasures slated for sale
July 26. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rummage and yard sale continues 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27. Indian tacos lunch at 11:30 a.m. Bring cans and bottles for recycling to benefit mission projects. Information: (503) 282-6431. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.
Film highlights life’s silver linings
July 26. 1 p.m. The film, “Silver Linings Playbook,” tells of Pat’s effort to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, while his parents want him to get back on his feet and share the family obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. Then Pat meets Tiffany and silver linings appear in both their lives. Free but donation appreciated. Dine on pizza, salad and soft drink for $2. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Preschool plans rummage sale
July 27. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lee Owen Stone Cooperative Preschool will have a rummage sale of household goods, children’s clothes and toys. Proceeds benefit the non-profit preschool. Grant Park Church parking lot, 2728 N.E. 34th Ave.
Five homes on heritage tour
July 27. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fourth annual, self-guided Heritage Home Tour, “Made in Portland.” Visit five Portland homes designed by distinguished architects and builders from 1874 to 1957. Learn about their history, architecture and craftsmanship. A benefit for the Architectural Heritage Center’s programs. AHC members $35; general public $40. Center hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. (503) 231-7264. Tickets online: visitahc.org.
Project plans innertube float
July 28. 10 a.m. for registration. An innertube float on the Willamette River starting at the Tom McCall Bowl on Waterfront Park off Naito Parkway and south of the Hawthorne Bridge. Kids’ activities on the bank, music from barges on the water. Information: humanaccessproject.com. Organized by the Human Access Project.
Grant High alumni to gather
July 28. 1-4 p.m. Fourth annual Grant High School picnic for alumni, family and friends. Bring lunch and beverage. Information: moc.l1508522441oa@in1508522441mulat1508522441narg1508522441. Wilshire Park, Northeast 33rd Avenue and Skidmore Street.
Fairy day on shop calendar
July 28. 1 p.m. Fairy Day includes hearing fairy stories, building fairy houses out of found materials and making fairy crowns. $10 per child. Reserve space and pre-pay at (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
Park Bureau plans mountain trip
July 30. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Van trip to Mount Hood and Little Crater Lake. Ride the Magic Mile chair lift to 7,000 feet for panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains. Tour Timberline Lodge or relax on the mountain. Walk 1/4 mile to the lake. Bring money for a late lunch at Government Camp, plus $9 for lift ride ticket and snack. Van cost: $30. Pick up at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Information and registration: (503) 823-2525, Portland Parks and Recreation.
Seniors to celebrate birthdays
July 30. Noon. Birthday celebration for all seniors born in July. Free lunch for celebrants; $3 for those over 60; $6.80 for those under 60. Cake for everyone. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Alberta fair seeks volunteers
Aug. 10. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Alberta Street Fair will showcase music, food, entertainment and unique local products. Dancing and music will be on three stages. Those interested in volunteering may contact Sara Wittenberg: gro.t1508522441sniam1508522441atreb1508522441la@ar1508522441as1508522441 . Information: www.albertamainst.org.