NE Center to show outdoor paintings
Sept. 3. Local landscape artist Celeste Bergin will exhibit her plein air paintings through September. Free. (503) 284-9252. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Deadline set to enter art, crafts show
Sept. 3. Deadline for artists and craftspeople to apply to enter a juried Fine Art & Cool Craft Show & Sale planned as a fund-raiser for the Northeast Community Center in November. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Library offers stories in Vietnamese
Sept. 4. 10:15-11 a.m. A storytime in Vietnamese for children ages 0-6 with an adult. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Gallery to exhibit pop-up books
Sept. 5. Noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. “From Playful to Poignant: Pop Up and Movable Books,” to Oct. 5. Some of the handmade art books are moving meditations on language, and some are playful hand shadows. www.23sandy.com. (503) 927-4409. 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 N.E. 23rd Ave.
Attic Institute writers to read
Sept. 5. 7 p.m. Faculty members from the Attic Institute’s Atheneum Master Writing Program will read from their work. The certificate writing program melds independent study, faculty supervision, readings and other special events. Readers include David Biespiel, Karen Karbo, Lee Montgomery, Wendy Willis, Merridawn Duckler and Greg Robillard. www.broadwaybooks.net. (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.
‘Spider Woman’ slated at Sandy Plaza
Sept. 5 – 29. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Triangle Productions presents “Kiss of the Spider Woman” starring Margie Boule, Matthew Storm, Bobby Ryan and Ron Harman. Tickets $15-$35. email@example.com. (503) 239-5919. Additional information at www.tripro.org. The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Jackie Robinson film scheduled
Sept. 6. 1 p.m. View a film, “The Jackie Robinson Story,” about the first African-American in the major leagues. Free. Register and call for more information: (503) 288-8303. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.
Buy books, eat chili
Sept. 7. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. book sale; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. chili cook-off. Find a good book to read, bring bottles and pop cans for recycling. Taste the chili entries for a nominal donation and vote for your favorite. Wheelchair accessible. Information: (503) 281-0324. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.
Meet potters over tea
Sept. 7. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet local pottery artists, see their work and stay for tea. Information: (503) 236-3539. The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants, 724 N.E. 22nd Ave.
Puppy training class offered
Sept. 7. 1-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 5. In “Basic and Puppy Manners” class, students learn how to teach their dogs to sit, stay and walk with a loose leash. Uses positive training techniques and real-life scenarios to transfer skills into everyday life. $150. Register at www.oregonhumane.org/pet_training or (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
Hollywood Boosters plan to golf
Sept. 7. 1 p.m. The annual Hollywood Boosters Golf Scramble. $50, includes 9 holes, golf cart, meal and prizes. Advance payments to Annette Stevko, Hollywood Chiropractic Center, 4111 N.E. Tillamook St., Portland, OR 97212. (503) 281-3400. Broadmoor Golf Course, 3509 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
Brewer to host ‘Mad Max’ film
Sept. 7. At dusk. The Hollywood Theatre teams with Burnside Brewing Co. to show “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” with Mel Gibson and Tina Turner in a post apocalyptic world. Bring your own chair. Taste test Thundarr Dome, a Bavarian wheat ale crafted for the film. For ages 21 and older. Burnside Brewing Co., 701 E. Burnside St.
Eat like a Viking
Sept. 8. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Viking breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, orange juice and bottomless coffee or tea. $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, no charge for children under age 5. Children’s story hour begins at 10 a.m. www.norsehall.org. (503) 236-3401. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.
‘Chimpanzee’ film slated
Sept. 8. 2-4 p.m. View a documentary film, “Chimpanzee,” in partnership with Northwest VEG. Question-and-answer period will follow. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Jazz vocalist to perform
Sept. 8. 3 p.m. Jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins of Chicago will perform. Donation $20 at the door, which opens at 2:30 p.m. Reservations recommended: v firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 313-3328. Coleman-Scott House, 2110 N.E. 16th Ave.
Author to read in sign language
Sept. 9. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Dawn Prochovnic, author and founder of SmallTalk Learning, will lead an interactive sign language story time for babies and toddlers. She will feature her book, “See the Colors!” Signed copies of her books will be available at a special event price of $15. Free event. Information: (503) 954-2354, www.greenbeanbookspdx.com, Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
Preschool sports classes listed
Sept. 9. Register for preschool sports and movement class. Children ages 3-5, with adult, meet 9-9:45 a.m. Mondays. Weekly classes begin Sept. 16. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-2277. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Kids in PJs to hear stories
Sept. 9. 6:30-7 p.m. Children under age 6 come in pajamas with an adult to hear stories and join in songs. Continues on Mondays. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Teen lounge hours set
Sept. 10. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Teen lounge and homework center opens with homework help, computer use or space for doing homework. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights Library, 7912 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Kids’ volleyball classes slated
Sept. 11. Register children ages 8 to 12 to learn basic volleyball skills. Weekly classes begin Sept. 18. Ages 8-9 meet 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Ages 10-12 meet 7-8 p.m. www.necommunitycenter.org . (503) 284-2277. Northeast Community center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Class offers steps to avoid falls
Sept. 11. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Preventing falls, one step at a time, with an Oregon Health Authority representative providing information for staying active. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
AARP offers driver safety class
Sept. 12 and 13. 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Two-day AARP driver safety class. Fee: $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Learn healthy brain games
Sept. 12. 2:30-3:30 p.m. A fun discussion with examples of brain games and why they work to improve brain health and cognitive wellness. Register at (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Dentists offer family BBQ
Sept. 12. 4-8 p.m. An open house and family event with barbecue, games and prizes. Free. www.portlandfamilydentistry.com Portland Family Dentistry, 6439 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Learn to live with chronic illness
Sept. 13. 9 -11:30 a.m. Continues Fridays through Oct. 11. Living well with such chronic health conditions as diabetes, arthritis, asthma and heart disease. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.
Film to feature Jackie Robinson
Sept. 13 and 27. 1 p.m. View a film, “The Jackie Robinson Story.” Free but donations appreciated. Pizza lunch with soft drink available for $2 The film portrays the baseball great who joins the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American in the major leagues. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Market plans kids’ activities
Sept. 14. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids’ Day with families at the farmers market will feature music, a face painter, kids’ cooking demonstration, recycling activity and more. Free. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock Street.
Center plans varied sports
Sept. 14. Registration for children ages 5 to 8 to play a new sport each week, starting Sept. 21. Classes for ages 5-6 meet 11-11:45 a.m.. Saturdays. For ages 7-8, meet 9:45-10:45 a.m. Saturdays. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503)284-2277. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
Film focuses on elders’ stories
Sept. 14. 11 a.m. to noon. Screening of film “Grandparents, Grand Stories” by a youth media camp to capture unique cultural and familial values. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Musician to lead family event
Sept. 14. noon to 1 p.m. Newel Briggs brings his guitar for a joyful, inspirational event for the entire family. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Library plans citizenship class
Sept. 14. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Continues Saturdays through Oct. 19. Learn the process for becoming a citizen, prepare for the citizenship interview, study U.S. history and government for the examination. Classes are taught in English by library volunteers. Information: (503) 988-6318. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or in the Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
Free puppy class slated
Sept. 14. 5:15-6 p.m. Also Sept. 27. 5-5:45 p.m. “Puppy Romps” exposes your puppy to new dogs when he is young to help prevent behavioral problems as he matures. Trainers will answer questions about raising a puppy, potty-training, play-biting and more. For puppies five months or younger. Free but donations are accepted. Register at www.oregonhumane.org/pet_training. (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society animal medical & learning center, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
Pet owners to learn first aid
Sept. 15. 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pet first-aid class with veterinary specialists. A hands-on lab and lecture class teaching dog and cat first-aid including bandaging, CPR, common emergencies and common toxicities. Free but space is limited. Register at www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/northwest-veterinary-specialists/local/community-1st-aid-class. (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
Organist duo plans program
Sept. 15. 4 p.m. Organists Jonas and Chris Nordwall will play Renaissance to ragtime music. A free-will offering will be taken. www.taborheightschurch.org. (503) 232-8500. Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St.
Exercise makes brain fit
Sept. 16. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Cognitive Wellness with brain fitness games designed to enhance memory and cognitive skills. Socialize while exercising the brain. Meet Mondays and Thursdays for six weeks. Fee: $54. Register by Sept. 16 at (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Author to visit Hollywood library
Sept. 19. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Lois Leveen, author of “The Secrets of Mary Bowser,” will visit the Tuesday Pageturners. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Climb off the couch for games, snacks
Sept. 20. 7-9 p.m. Differently-abled individuals, 18 and older, are invited for games, crafts, dancing and snacks. Admission is $7 per participant and first companion is free. Information: (503) 702-2394 or OffTheCouchEvents@gmail.com. New Venue: St. Charles Catholic Church, 5310 N.E. 42nd Ave.
Library to give away books
Sept. 21. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children’s Book Fair gives a free book to each child from pre-school to fifth grade. Meet Bookman and Bookwoman, hear taiko drumming, make a book and other crafts. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Problem pooch class slated for owners
Sept. 21. 12:30-1:30 p.m. “Problem Pooch Class,” led by a certified professional dog trainer, for anyone new to pet parenthood, who is considering adopting a pet or who is feeling frustrated with a four-legged friend. Free but donations are accepted. Leave the dog at home. www.oregonhumane.org or (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society, Ehmann classroom, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
Library to help with GED test
Sept. 21. 1-3 p.m. Learn about the GED test and resources to prepare for it. Those attending will receive a partial GED testing scholarship. Learning Lab is supported by Friends of the Library. Registration required online, by calling (503) 988-5234 or in person at Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Labyrinth walk, healing service planned
Sept. 21. 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. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.
Talk to focus on early Chinese farmers
Sept. 24. 6-7:30 p.m. Historian Tracy J. Prince will give a talk with pictures, “Forgotten Portland History: The Chinese Vegetable Farmers,” who lived for four decades in Goose Hollow, Slabtown, Albina, Mount Tabor and Sylvan. (503) 988-5362. Albina Library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Club to hear about small plants
Sept. 24. 7 p.m. Nurseryman Larry Stanley will discuss unusual miniature and dwarf conifers with the Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland. Free. Information: gardenclubpdx.org or Gregg Macy at email@example.com. Subud Center, 3185 N.E. Regents Dr.
Gallery to show animal sculpture
Sept. 26. 6-8 p.m. Last Thursday reception for artist Betsy Soifer and her menagerie of animal sculptures from found objects. Free. noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.sixdaysart.net (503) 280-6329. Six Days Art, 2724 N.E. Alberta St.
Writer to read ‘Bedtime Math’
Sept. 27. 6:30-7:30 p.m. A pajama party for reading from “Bedtime Math” by Laura Overdeck. Math riddles and other activities, including making mystery clocks, building stuffed animal zip lines and solving tangram puzzles. Free but space is limited. Register: (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
Stories, music to illuminate Day of Dead
Sept. 28. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nuestro Canto has gathered music from many parts of Mexico to influence its songs performed with ancient and native instruments. The program will combine stories and indigenous songs about Day of the Dead to teach the audience about the history of the celebration. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Two cartoonists to read fairy tales
Sept. 28. 1 p.m. Cartoonists Graham Annable and Craig Thompson will read their work included in an anthology, “Fairy Tale Comics.” It includes tales adapted and illustrated in comics format by 17 cartoonists. A comics drawing activity will follow the reading. Free. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
Learn to make spreadsheets
Sept. 28. 1-3 p.m. Learn how to develop spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 2007 and others. Learn basic terminology, how to create and save a workbook, with practical activities. Word processing skills required. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Classes to teach ballet basics
Sept. 30. 4-4:45 p.m. Pre-ballet class for ages 3-5. Continues Mondays to Nov. 18. $30. Ballet basics for ages 6 and up. 5-6 p.m. Sept. 30-Nov. 18. Register online www.PortlandParks.org or call (503) 916-5615. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.
Hi-Steppers do exercises
Sept. 3 and 4, continuing Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Hi-Steppers exercise group. Drop-ins welcome. Free but $1 donation appreciated. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Mellodiers sing on Wednesdays
Sept. 4. 2:30 p.m. Sing with the Mellodiers. Continues every Wednesday. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Diabetics gain group support
Sept. 17. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Diabetes support group meets the third Tuesday of each month. Share your experience with the disease, gain support and share ideas. Free but donation appreciated. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Writing classes slated for children
Oct. 3. 4-5 p.m. Creative writing class for ages 8 to 12. Continues to Nov. 21. Expression in stories and poems. All experience levels welcome. $30 for the term. Register online at www.PortlandParks.org (course #412893) or call (503) 916-5615. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.
Author to lead writing class
Oct. 3. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Creative writing class for teens and adults led by poet and fiction writer Linda Ferguson. All experience levels and families welcome. $35 for the term. Register online at www.PortlandParks.org (course #412903) or call (503) 916-5615. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.
World music expert to perform
Oct. 5. 7 p.m. World music artist Scott Cossu of Seattle will perform with bass-flutist John Croarkin. Donation of $20 at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 313-3328. Coleman-Scott House, 2110 N.E. 16th Ave.
Learn to spot fraud
Oct. 7. 2-3 p.m. Learn how to spot a potential fraud, stop a scammer, safeguard your information and report a concern. Panelists from the Department of Justice, Elders in Action and Multnomah County Fraud Abuse Specialist Team will provide information and answer questions. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303 or Ann.Rogers-Williams@hollywoodseniorcenter.org. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Providence meeting scheduled
Oct. 7. 7 p.m. The annual Providence Portland Medical Center meeting with neighbors. Topics will include a construction update for the new guest housing project. Free. Meet in the medical center’s social room, 4805 N.E. Glisan St.
Auction to benefit Off the Couch
Oct. 13. 5 p.m. “Blast from the Past” dinner and auction, with Tony Starlight and his band performing music from the 1960s through 1980s. Tickets $30 per person, $15 tax deductible. Proceeds benefit Off the Couch Events, a social and educational program for differently-abled adults. Information: OffTheCouchEvents@gmail.com or (503) 702-2394. St. Charles Catholic Church, 5310 N.E. 42nd Ave.
Marley performance planned
Nov. 12. 9 p.m. Double Tee Concerts will present singer-songwriter Stephen “Ragga” Marley with Jo Mersa andWayne Marshall. Tickets on sale through Ticketfly. Information: www.stephenmarleymusic.com. (503) 284-8686. Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St.
— Janet Goetze