2014 Neighborhood Events Archive

December 2014

Cully Little Niche, a holiday pop-up shop, features art and handmade gifts from the community.

Cully Little Niche, a holiday pop-up shop, features art and handmade gifts from the community.

‘Giving Tree’ for kids, seniors
Dec. 1-15. The Hollywood Boosters are receiving unwrapped children’s gifts for the Albertina Kerr Giving Tree, and wrapped gifts for seniors for the Hollywood Senior Center Giving Tree. Information: Arlene Halvorson (503) 252-0320. Deliver children’s gifts before Dec. 15 and seniors’ gifts by Dec.17 to the Postal Station or Jan And…at 42nd Street Station, 2000 N.E. 42nd Ave.

Arts guild shows work
Dec. 1. 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Portland Fine Arts Guild, with the Hollywood Boosters, presents a variety of works Monday through Saturday until Dec. 27. 42nd Street Station, 2000 N.E. 42nd Ave.
Free help offered veterans

Dec. 1. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues Mondays. Hourly appointments offered with a Veterans’ Service Officer to help armed forces veterans navigate information about benefits. Registration required: (503) 988-8387. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Shops seek pet food donations
Dec. 1-24. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends; until 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Donate cat and dog food at two North Portland shops for the volunteer Newberg Animal Shelter. www.bowlfulofheart.org. Fang & Feather, Kenton Neighborhood Pet Supply, 1926 N. Kilpatrick St., and Salty’s Dog & Cat Shop, 4039 N. Mississippi Ave.

Cully shop exhibits local art
Dec. 1-24. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. A holiday pop-up shop, “Souvenir: A Cully Little Niche,” open daily featuring art and handmade gifts from the community, organized by Mary Tapogna, Janet Julian, Juanita and Carye Bye. www.facebook.com/Souvenirholiday. With own entry next to Rocket Pizza, 4953 N.E. 42nd Ave.

L’Arche sells holiday trees
Dec. 1. 1-7 p.m. L’Arche, which creates home and community for people with intellectual disabilities, sells holiday trees to support the local program. Hours to Dec. 21: 1-7 p.m. Monday to Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. www.larche-portland.org. Grocery Outlet parking lot, Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock St.

Guardino shows ‘Little Things’
Dec. 2. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 14th annual “Little Things” show of small works by 48 artists: paintings, clay, fused glass, encaustic, metal, wood, photography, fiber art. Continues to Dec. 28. Hours: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Musician plans holiday program
Dec. 2. Noon. Judy Dwyer, Oregon coast pianist and singer, will perform holiday songs, and singing along is encouraged. Free. Sign-up: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Teens to make holiday cards
Dec. 2. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 can create one-of-a-kind cards and boxes with colorful papers, ribbons and sparkles. First come, first served. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Class to prevent lead exposure
Dec. 2. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to prevent lead exposure, especially in housing older than 1978. Qualified participants receive a kit of safety and testing supplies. Free. Register: www.communityenergyproject.org or call (503) 284-6827 ext. 108. Community Energy Project, 422 N.E. Alberta St.

Library offers teen lounge
Dec. 3 and 10. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 can use library computers, get homework help and listen to music in teen lounge and homework center. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Improve reading with a dog
Dec. 4 and 18. 3:30-5:30 p.m. both days. Kids can Read to the Dogs, with a therapy dog from Pet Partners, to improve reading skills and make a new friend. Registration required: (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Actor to present Dickens tale
Dec. 4. 5:30-6:30 p.m. catered reception. 7-9 p.m. “A Christmas Carol in Prose” presented in dramatic style by Rickie Birran of Man of Words Theatre Company, using Charles Dickens’ touring script. Sculpture by Dan Chen enhances the story. Free. RSVP for limited seating: ude.d1508350540naltr1508350540op-uc1508350540@stne1508350540ve1508350540 or call Linda Church (503) 493-6370. www.cu-portland.edu/academics/library-events. George R. White Library and Learning Center, Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Band to recreate ‘White Album’
Dec. 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Seventh annual “White Album Christmas” starring Wanderlust Circus and the Nowhere Band performing the entire White Album of The Beatles. Tickets $28 advance, $33 at door, $40 premium seating. www.albertarosetheatre.com Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Critic reveals favorite film
Dec. 4. 7:30 p.m. Erik Henriksen of Portland Mercury will introduce the under-rated “Cronos” (1993), the film debut of director Guillermo del Toro. The story: a mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after 400 years. First in a series of four local critics’ film choices. Tickets: $8. www.hollywoodtheatre.org/critics-choice-film-series/. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Providence plans Trees Festival
Dec. 5. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 6. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Providence Festival of Trees decorated by local designers. Also mini-trees, wreaths, other holiday items. Decorate cookies, visit the Teddy Bear Hospital. Benefits programs and services for vulnerable people in the metro area. Tickets at box office: $6 general; $5 seniors; $4 kids 3-12, free 2 and younger. Hall A at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Spirituality shop plans fair
Dec. 5 & 6. 1-8 p.m. Dec. 7, 1-5 p.m. “Got Love? Fair,” features discounts from healers and vendors, with a surprise for children. (503) 740-0881. As You Wish Spirituality Shop, 6063 N.E. Glisan St.

Kenton to light holiday tree
Dec. 5. 6-8 p.m. Kenton community tree lighting event with Santa Claus, live music, hot cocoa and cider. Paul Bunyan Plaza, North Denver and Interstate Avenues.

Jupiter slates artist reception
Dec. 5. 6-8 p.m. Reception for artist Rio Wrenn whose work, “To the Core,” remains on display through Jan. 20, 2015. New Deal Distillery and Merry Meat Pie Co. provide refreshments. www.galleryatthejupiter.com. (503) 230-8010. Gallery @ The Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

Camp Cactus plans benefit sale
Dec. 5. 6-9 p.m. Artists’ reception and preview for holiday sale, featuring the work of more than 20 local artists. Sale continues 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7. A portion of all sales benefit the Oregon Food Bank. www.campcactus.blogspot.com. (503) 347-2319. Camp Cactus on Northeast Brazee Street, between 44th and 45th avenues.

Farmers Market to display foods
Dec. 6 and 20. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for produce, meat, fish and other food products on first and third Saturdays of each winter month. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock Street.

Art sale set at da Vinci school
Dec. 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Tenth annual da Vinci Arts Fair featuring more than 70 juried artists showcasing ceramics, clocks, clothing, sculpture, paintings, photos, soaps, wearable art. Also live music, hands-on art activities, a cafe and student artwork for sale. Admission free. www.pps.k.12.or.us/schools/davinci. da Vinci Arts Middle School, 2508 N.E. Everett St.

ScanFair to showcase culture
Dec. 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 7. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ScanFair Holiday Festival and Market with more than 60 vendors with foods, clothing and crafts of Scandinavia. Traditional Nordic music and dance. Photos with Joulupukki, the Finnish Santa. Tickets: $7 general; $6 seniors and students; $15 family of two adults, two children. Children under 12 free. Exhibit Hall at Memorial Coliseum, 300 N. Winning Way.

Learn more about your iPad
Dec. 6 and 13. 1-3 p.m. Bring your iPad fully charged to learn how to navigate the App Store, read books, take photos, share photos and more. Registration required in the library or (503) 988-5234 Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Create a Twirly Whirly
Dec. 6. 1-3 p.m. Kids and parents can create a simple Twirly Whirly with wire, beads and found objects, assembled with needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, hammers and anvils. Space is first come, first served. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Insulate attic to cut heat loss
Dec. 6. 1-4 p.m. Do-it-yourself insulation workshop with Community Energy Project. Information for a flat attic, including safety, air sealing, baffling, blown-in insulation and incentives to help pay for your project. Free. Registration required: www.communityenergyproject.org or (503) 284-6827 ext. 106. Northeast Portland Tool Library at Salt & Light Lutheran Church, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.

Program to aid church piano fund
Dec. 6. 4:30 p.m. A 90-minute musical program, “Key to Community: Central Lutheran Piano Fundraiser,” will feature Sneakin’ Out, a local acoustic band; Satori Men’s Chorus for Peace and the Journey Catholic Community Choir. Free-will offering will begin a fund for a grand piano to be used by many musicians and musical groups who rent, rehearse and perform at the church. (503) 284-2331. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

Alberta Street sets tree lighting
Dec. 6. 4:30 p.m. Third annual Alberta Street Living Tree Lighting, with former Mayor Sam Adams flipping the switch. Visit with Santa, eat cookies and hear music by Maverick Main Stage Productions. Free. Information: www.albertamainst.org. Alberta Central Courtyard, Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street.

School slates Winter Bazaar
Dec. 7. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 80 local artisans participate in the Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar. Baked goods, hot food and prizes are available, too. Information: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540tobma1508350540p1508350540. Laurelhurst School, 840 N.E. 41st Ave.

Bells, choir to present carols
Dec. 7. 1 p.m. A Celebration of Carols will be presented by the Westminster Concert Bells and the Chancel Choir. A free-will offering will benefit the church’s music fund. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Concordia to salute artists
Dec. 7. 2-4 p.m. A catered reception to meet artists exhibiting many works including glass, ceramic and paintings in “A Salute to Oregon Artists!” Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. www.cu-portland.edu/academics/libraries. Free. George R. White Library at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Brass, bells, song in concert
Dec. 7. 3 p.m. A holiday concert of sacred and secular music with Rose City Brass Ensemble, Grace Notes, Wesley Bell Ringers, soloists, ensembles, organ and piano. Plus audience sing-a-long to The Twelve Days of Christmas. Free-will offering. (503) 281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Learn to cut drafts in home
Dec. 7. 3-5 p.m. A weatherization workshop will teach how to stop drafts in your home to save energy and increase comfort. Renters also welcome. Qualified participants receive a kit of supplies. Free. Register: www.communityenergyproject.org or (503) 284-6827 ext. 108. Community Energy Project, 422 N.E. Alberta St.

Helen Mirren film slated
Dec. 8. 11:30 a.m. View film “The Hundred Foot Journey,” with Helen Mirren, Om Puri and Manish Dayal. A family leaves India for France and opens a restaurant across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Free but $1 donation suggested. Information: (971) 285-6939. North Portland Senior Services at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Hollywood seniors to hear songs
Dec. 9. 11:15 a.m. to noon. The Grant High School Royal Blues Ensemble presents a program of choral music. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Explore abstract painting
Dec. 9. 6-7:30 p.m. Explore abstract painting in an accessible workshop. No art experience required. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Film focuses on Indian health care
Dec. 9. 6-7:45 p.m. Jefferson High’s 14th annual Multicultural Film Festival shows “Don’t Get Sick After June: American Indian Health Care.” Discussion follows. This year’s theme is “Defy the Inevitable! Harvest Beyond the Brim!” Free. (503) 988-5384. North Portland library. 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Stop drafts, conserve energy
Dec. 9. 6-8 p.m. Community Energy Project offers a free weatherization workshop for stopping drafts in your home to save energy and increase comfort. Renters welcome. Qualified participants receive a kit of supplies. Free. Register: www.communityenergyproject.org or (503) 284-6827 ext. 108. Peninsula Park Community Center, 700 N. Rosa Parks Way.

Groundwork to raise funds
Dec. 9. 6-9 p.m. Groundwork Portland, seeking environmental and social justice for all, meets for its fifth annual fund-raiser and social time. El Centro Milagro, 425 S.E. Sixth Ave.

NE Village PDX to meet
Dec. 10. 7-8:30 p.m. Northeast Village PDX plans a general meeting. Information: www.nevillagepdx.org. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Learn to run your device
Dec. 11. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. John Lucas gives 45-minute guidance to operate your electronic device. Free. Appointments required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Critic reveals favorite film
Dec. 11. 7:30 p.m. Marc Mohan, a film reviewer for The Oregonian, will introduce an under-rated film he likes, “Little Murders” (1971) a black comedy about a girl who brings her boyfriend home to meet her severely dysfunctional family. Directed by Alan Arkin with Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland and Marcia Rodd. 35mm print. Second in a series of four local critics’ film choices. Tickets: $8. www.hollywoodtheatre.org/critics-choice-film-series/. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

AARP offers driving class
Dec. 12 and 19. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AARP smart driving class; both sessions required. Update driving skills and knowledge of rules and hazards of the road. Fee: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Limited to 25 participants. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Pizza, film on agenda
Dec. 12. 11:30 a.m. Pizza lunch for $2. At 1 p.m. see “The Hundred Foot Journey” with Helen Mirren, Orn Puri and Manish Dayal. A family leaves India for France, opening a restaurant across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred restaurant. Free but $1 donation appreciated. To order lunch: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Imago to bring back ‘Frogz’
Dec. 12. 7 p.m. A theater production of “Frogz” returns with introverted frogs, inhabited paper bags, acrobatic worms, competitive penguins and lively accordions. Recommended for age 4 or older. Continues to Jan. 4. Tickets: $34.50 general; $29.50 seniors and youth; $17.50 children. Call (503) 231-9581 or TicketsWest (503) 224-8499 or Ticketswest&nbsp. Check times and dates: www.imagotheatre.com. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

Levy likes De Niro film
Dec. 12. 7:30 p.m. Shawn Levy, KGW film reviewer, will introduce “Bang the Drum Slowly” (1973) with Robert De Niro, a catcher, and Michael Moriarty, a world-wise pitcher, who cope with the catcher’s terminal illness through a baseball season. Levy also releases his new book, “De Niro: A Life.” Third in a series of four local critics’ film choices. Tickets: $8. www.hollywoodtheatre.org/critics-choice-film-series/. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Repair group to aid seniors
Dec. 13. Noon-3 p.m. A Repair Cafe with Repair PDX, volunteers who fix small appliances, bikes, electronics and mend garments. Also a toy hospital for beloved items needing care or “repair a gift” items. www.repairpdx.org. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Author, artist to meet readers
Dec. 13. 2 p.m. Author Susan Blackaby and illustrator Carolyn Conahan share their new book, “The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon,” featuring the geography and animals of the state. After the reading, make an Oregon ornament to take home. Free. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Library plans cookie class
Dec. 13. 3-4:30 p.m. Kids and teens can make three holiday cookies from one basic dough. Bake three at home and frost three pre-baked cookies to take home. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Films, crafts focus on Borneo
Dec. 14. 1 p.m. A sale of crafts from Borneo forest dwellers. View short films about SAVE Rivers Network, a group opposing dam building in Borneo’s diverse rainforest, which threatens rivers and the culture of people. Borneoproject.org. (503) 380-1376. Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N. Mississippi Ave.

Milagro sets Latin holiday fest
Dec. 14. 1-5 p.m. Stage performances at 2 and 4 p.m. A Latin American Christmas celebration reflecting upon the journey of Mary and Joseph seeking refuge. Theater, music, dance and crafts activities for children. Storytelling for those under age 5. Traditional foods for sale. Theater performance tickets available on first-come, first-served basis starting at 1 p.m. Free events but guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable donations for the Oregon Food Bank. www.milagro.org. (503) 236-7253. El Zocalo at Milagro, 537 S.E. Stark St.

Holladay Park church plans dinner
Dec. 14. 6 p.m. A Christmas dinner theater with music, a children’s play and an evening of entertainment. Free but donations accepted. Please make reservations: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540gohck1508350540rapya1508350540dallo1508350540h1508350540 or call (503) 287-1238. Holladay Park Church of God, 2120 N.E. Tillamook St.

Seniors set for games, goodies
Dec. 15. 2-4:30 p.m. An afternoon of games, goodies and music to celebrate the holiday season. Free but please register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Diners to aid Alberta non-profit
Dec. 15. 3-9 p.m. Dine at Tin Shed to benefit Alberta Main Street, a volunteer, non-profit organization. Information: www.albertamainst.org. Fifteen percent of evening’s proceeds will be donated by Tin Shed, 1438 N.E. Alberta St.

Film recounts early studio
Dec. 15. 7 p.m. Premiere of “The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema,” a documentary by Portland filmmaker Ned Thanhouser, grandson of the studio founder. The 50-minute film, about a pioneering motion picture studio, recounts the birth of American cinema at the turn of the 20th century. Tickets: $8 general, $6 seniors, students with ID and children 12 and under. Purchase online: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/thanhouser-studio/. Information: www.thanhouser.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Learn to make sugar-free treats
Dec. 16. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to make delicious, sugar-free holiday treats with Mara Woloshin of Care Oregon. Tastings and recipes provided. Free but class limited to 12 people. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Seniors to sing along with Tammy
Dec. 16. Noon. Tammy and Troupe will perform holiday tunes, including a sing-a-long for the audience. Free but call to sign-up: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Shaft comic to make debut
Dec. 16. 7:30 p.m. Release party for Shaft #1 comic, written by David Walker with cover artists Mike Oeming and Matt Haley. Price $4. Writer and artists will autograph copies after a showing of the 1972 film “Shaft’s Big Score.” Tickets: $8 general, $6 seniors and students. hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Critic likes ‘The Tenant’
Dec. 17. 7:30 p.m. Andy Kryza, a Willamette Week film reviewer, will introduce “The Tenant” (1976), directed by Roman Polanski. It’s a psychological horror film about a man who rents a Paris apartment and finds himself drawn down a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia. Fourth in a series of four under-rated films introduced by local critics. Tickets $8. www.hollywoodtheatre.org/critics-choice-film-series/. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Dancer to join story time
Dec. 19. 4-5 p.m. Join a librarian and an Oregon Ballet Theatre teaching artist to read books about winter. Watch stories come alive through dance and movement with a real ballerina. Seating is first come, first served. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Bach oratorio on choir program
Dec. 19. 7:30 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir will present a Baroque Holiday Concert featuring parts of J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” and M.A. Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass,” based on French Christmas carols. Tickets: $25 general and $20 seniors/students at www.brownpapertickets.com. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

Sing-a-long ‘Messiah’ slated
Dec. 19. 8 p.m. A Sing-Along Messiah, with music provided, directed by Jim Boehner and accompanied by organist Laurie Chinn. Supported by Twietmeyer Properties. Piano students of Michael Harrison will perform at 7 p.m. Salvation Army bell ringers will accept contributions. Event free. (503) 284-2331. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

Labyrinth, healing service set
Dec. 20. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth in the second-floor Great Hall. At 5:30 p.m., a healing and wholeness service, with music in the Taize tradition, in the sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Young violinist to perform
Dec. 21. 3 p.m. Byron Fulop Laing, 17, co-concertmaster of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, will present a program of solo and chamber music. Free-will offering. (503) 281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Christmas Eve services set
Dec. 24. 5 p.m. Children’s service; 7 p.m. candlelight service; 10:30 p.m. candlelight service. (503) 281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Library plans Kwanzaa event
Dec. 27. 1-2 p.m. Celebrate Kwanzaa, a time of family, community and culture, with a focus on “Ujima,” collective work and responsibility. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

ONGOING

Tai chi promotes balance
Dec. 1 and 3. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays to Dec. 17. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance for seniors. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

Exercise eases arthritis
Dec. 2 and 4. 11 a.m. to noon. Continues Tuesdays and Thursdays. Arthritis exercise program promotes joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance and coordination. Free. Register: (503) 288-8303. Class at Leaven Community Center of Salt & Light Lutheran Church, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.

Practice English at library
Dec. 2. 6-7:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killlingsworth St.

Bingo games set weekly
Dec. 3. 9 a.m. to noon. Continues Wednesdays. Bingo. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St.

Tremor support groups meet
Dec. 8. 6-8:30 p.m. An Essential Tremor Support Group meets the second Monday of each month in Room HCC-8. Dec. 10. 2-4 p.m. An Essential Tremor Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month in Room HCC-2/3 Information: Stephen Loaiza (503) 260-1577 or ten.t1508350540sacmo1508350540c@azi1508350540aolms1508350540. Providence Portland Medical Center, 4805 N.E. Glisan St.

UPCOMING

Walk a labyrinth for peace
Jan. 1. noon to 3 p.m. A labyrinth walk for peace, with two labyrinths available for meditative walking. Information available about labyrinths and selected resources for peacemakers. Suggested donation of $10 will help support musical accompaniment. (503) 287-0418. Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 N.E. 17th Ave.

Stage set for comedy troupe
Jan. 23. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays to Feb. 7. Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals Company present Impulse! an improvisational comedy troupe. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at door. Box office: www.octc.org or (503) 228-9571. Young Professional studio, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Tickets on sale for Doug Seegers
Feb. 21, 2015. 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show begins with Doug Seegers, whose debut album, “Going Down to the River,” showcases the music he’s been making on Nashville streets. Tickets from TicketFly.com: $12.50 advance, $15 day of show. 21 and over. (503) 288-3895. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave.

November 2014

Seniors can enjoy a free pancake breakfast November 21 at the Hollywood Senior Center. (Hollywood Senior Center)

Seniors can enjoy a free pancake breakfast November 21 at the Hollywood Senior Center. (Hollywood Senior Center)

Concordia exhibits political in art
Nov. 1. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. “Art Gets Political: A Collection of Political Art” includes paintings, photography and mixed media. Until Nov. 14. Artists include Mark Bishop, Judy Waller, William Hernandez, Bonnie Meltzer, Jana Demartini and Joe Howard. Free viewing. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. www.cu-portland.edu/academics/libraries. (503) 280-8507. Concordia University Library, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Guardino shows paintings, bronzes
Nov. 1 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mike Southern shows figurative paintings and John Mayo shows bronzes in the main gallery to Nov. 23. Stan Peterson shows carved wood sculpture in the feature area to Nov. 21. Free viewing. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. www.guardinogallery.com. (503) 281-9048. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Women comics in show
Nov. 1. 9:30 p.m. Siren Nation festival includes “Hell Hath No Funny! Women’s Comedy Showcase” featuring Susan Rice, Amy Miller, Kirsten Kuppendbender, Joann Schinderle. 21 and older. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at door. sirennation.org/2014-festival-art-show/buy-2014-festival-tickets/. Funhouse Lounge, 2432 S.E. 11th Ave.

Siren Nation plans art, craft sale
Nov. 2. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Siren Nation’s art and craft sale includes jewelry, art, home decor, accessories, ceramics, note cards. Free entry. sirennation.org/2014-festival-art-show/2014-festival-art-show/Sunday. McMenamin’s Kennedy School, 5739 N.E. 33rd Ave.

St. Charles slates dinner
Nov. 2. noon to 6:30 p.m. The 64th annual St. Charles Church spaghetti & meatball dinner with salad, bread, pie, coffee and juice. Wine and beer available for adults. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free under age 6. Take-out available. Information: (503) 281-6461. St. Charles Parish Hall, 5310 N.E. 42nd Ave.

Workshop to teach weatherization
Nov. 2. 1-4 p.m. Learn to weatherize a flat attic in a workshop covering the initial audit, insulating process, a supply list, preparing the attic and getting cash incentives to help cover the project cost. Also useful for those hiring a professional but seeking to cut preparation costs and understand the process. Free. Registration required: www.communityenergyproject.org or call (503) 284-6827 Ext. 106. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Session to offer stress-free holiday
Nov. 2. 3-4 p.m. Stephana Johnson, a certified simplicity parenting coach, offers strategies for a stress-free holiday, finding more meaning and creating calm connections among family and friends. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Photos reveal Native American art
Nov. 2. 3-4:30 p.m. Tracy J. Prince, scholar-in-residence at Portland State University, uses historical photos to show artistic expression of Oregon Native Americans in basketry, canoes, longhouses, beadwork and rock art. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Actress to perform in benefit
Nov. 2. 4 p.m. Actress Brenda Phillips will perform “NO MORE Pity Party Blues,” a one-woman show of music and story, to benefit Nelson and Helen Murray, who are facing foreclosure on their home. Tickets suggested $15 or what you can pay. Order at (971) 254-5548 or moc.o1508350540ohay@1508350540resia1508350540rdnuf1508350540syarr1508350540um1508350540.

Care cautioned with pills
Nov. 4. 10-11 a.m. A pharmacist will outline for seniors how medications can react with one another and how to recognize the results. Free. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Exercise to ease arthritis
Nov. 4 and 6. 11 a.m. to noon. Continues Tuesdays and Thursdays to Dec. 4. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. Free but donation appreciated. Register with Hollywood Senior Center, (503) 288-8303. Class at Leaven Community Center of Salt & Light Lutheran Church, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.

Eat to aid Alberta Street
Nov. 4. 5-9 p.m. Radio Room will begin the fall/winter season of “Eat for Alberta Street,” a series of events to support Alberta Main Street, a neighborhood non-profit organization. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the community. Information: www.albertamainst.org. Radio Room, 1101 N.E. Alberta St.

Photos to show Native art
Nov. 4. 6-7:30 p.m. Tracy J. Prince, scholar-in-residence at Portland State University, uses historical photos to show artistic expression of Oregon Native Americans in basketry, canoes, longhouses, beadwork and rock art. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Hollywood slates 35mm film
Nov. 4. 8 p.m. Advance 35 mm screening of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar,” in which earth explorers travel beyond the galaxy to see if man has a future among the stars. Continues Nov. 5 at noon, 3:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. More times and in digital in following days. $8 general; $6 seniors, students and children 12 and younger. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Buckets to become drums
Nov. 6. 4-5:30 p.m. Kids and teens can learn drumming on buckets. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Women artists to open exhibit
Nov. 6. 6-9 p.m. Opening reception for “Natural Wonders,” a group show of Northwest women artists. Free admission. Albina Press on Hawthorne, 5012 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Dinner to aid mother, child center
Nov. 6. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The non-profit Mother and Child Education Center hosts a four-course dinner without gluten, soy or dairy. Prepared by Chef Abby Fammartino, wines by Seven of Hearts. Limited to 26. Tickets $100 each. Proceeds help year-end operations. To purchase tickets or make a donation: (503) 249-5801 or motherandchild.schoolauction.net/fullmoonfeast2014/. Mother & Child Education Center, 1515 N.E. 41st Ave.

Alberta volunteers to get training
Nov. 6. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alberta Main Street offers a volunteer orientation for residents, business owners and community members to work with the non-profit community organization. www.albertamainst.org. Information: (503) 683-3252 or gro.t1508350540sniam1508350540atreb1508350540la@en1508350540ilech1508350540aras1508350540. Alberta Main Street, 1722 N.E. Alberta St.

Pinter’s ‘Homecoming’ slated
Nov. 6. 7:30 p.m. Continues 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday to Nov. 9. Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming,” best original Broadway play in 1967. Friday/Saturday tickets $27 adults, $25 seniors and students. Thursday and Sunday tickets all $21. Order at Imago (503) 231-9581 or TicketsWest (503) 224-8499. imagotheatre.com/homecoming.html. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

Splash, view ‘Lego Movie’
Nov. 7. 4-5:30 p.m. All ages may splash in warm water while watching The Lego Movie. Free for members, non-members $10 adults, $5 youth. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Sacred, profane show in art books
Nov. 7. 5-7 p.m. Artists reception for “Sacred/ Profane,” a juried exhibition of 52 juried art books by 57 artists, focusing on religion and spirituality, exploring the dichotomy of often polarizing points of view. To Dec. 20. Free viewing. Hours noon to 6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. www.23sandy.com. 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 N.E. 23rd Ave.

NECC plans ‘Cool Crafts’ show
Nov. 7. 5-8 p.m. Fine Art and Cool Crafts show and sale with refreshments and music. Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of community artists and craftspeople join the benefit sale. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Storytellers invite listeners
Nov. 7. 6:30 p.m. Portland Storytellers’ Guild invites listeners, newcomers and experienced tellers to a potluck and time to hear or tell a 5-minute story. Free. McMenamin’s Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

Cuban music due at theater
Nov. 7. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Melao de Cuba, Luz Elena Mendoza and Edna Vazquez share the exuberance of traditional Cuban music. $12 advance, $15 at door. www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html. www.sirennation.org. The Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Ski teams slate swap
Nov. 7. 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grant and Cleveland High Schools’ ski teams swap, buy new or used winter sports gear. Portland Adventure Boot Camp, 1606 N.E. 37th Ave.

Studios bill musicians
Nov. 7. doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Swan Sovereign music, “Crushed Out and Fault Lines.” 21 and older. Tickets $12. www.mississippistudios.com. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave.
Liz Vice due at White Eagle
Nov. 7. 9:30 p.m. Liz Vice in music. 21 and older. Tickets $7. www.mcmenamins.com/WhiteEagle. White Eagle Cafe and Pub, 836 N. Russell St.

All Saints plans bazaar
Nov. 8. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 59th annual All Saints Holiday Bazaar features works of more than 40 local artisans and crafters. The Treasure Table includes antiques and collectibles, a kids-only shopping room includes items for nickels and dimes, and homemade baked goods are available. A cafe offers coffee, pastries and a lunch menu. Raffle tickets ($1) available for a chance to win an Apple iPad and other prizes. Contact parish office for raffle tickets. www.allsaintsportland.org. All Saints Catholic Church, 3847 N.E. Glisan St. (503) 232-4305.

Origami class slated
Nov. 8. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make origami ornaments by folding pretty paper into three-dimensional geometric shapes. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Native stories planned at library
Nov. 8. 1-2 p.m. Families can meet Dash’ka’yah, the monster woman with bad breath, and Coyote, who takes many forms, thanks to Ed Edmo, a Shoshone-Bannock poet, playwright and traditional storyteller. The Library Foundation brings the program with support of The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Fund Seating is first come, first served. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Four storytellers to perform
Nov. 8. 7:30 p.m. Portland Storytellers Guild presents “Sometimes You Have to be Your Own Hero,” performed by four storytellers: Maura Doherty, Barb Fankhauser, Avery Hill and Pearl Steinberg. Tickets $10 or $8 member, student. Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St.

Secret Society bills Jenny Finn
Nov. 8. Door 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. The Jenny Finn Orchestra and The Libertine Belles. 21 and older. Tickets $15. www.secretsociety.net/.  The Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St.

Organist to reveal musical history
Nov. 9. 3 p.m. In “From Sea to Shining Sea,” organist Jeannine Jordan will take music lovers on a journey through 200 years of U.S. organ history in music, anecdotes and images in a multimedia performance with husband, artist David Jordan. Information: Patricia Holman (503) 288-0353. Free-will offering. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St.

Learn to operate iPad
Nov. 9 and 16. 3-5 p.m. Learn your iPad’s layout, settings, apps and more. Bring iPad fully charged. Offered by OASIS Connections. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Vets Day parade planned
Nov. 11. 9:45 a.m. Veterans Day Parade, organized by Ross Hollywood Chapel, starts at Northeast 40th Avenue and Tillamook Street, travels east on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, ending at 48th Avenue with a memorial flag raising ceremony. Information: (503) 281-1899 or www.VeteransDayPDX.org.

Tony Starlight show for veterans
Nov. 11. Doors open at noon, show at 12:30 p.m. Tony Starlight and musicians will present a USO-style show of music of World War II and later to honor all veterans. A light lunch will be served. Free but canned food donations accepted for the Oregon Food Bank. Sponsored by Providence Health & Services and the Hollywood Neighborhood Association. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Film fest slates ‘Cherokee Word’
Nov. 11. 6-7:45 p.m. Jefferson High School’s Multicultural Film Festival continues with “The Cherokee Word for Water” and a discussion after film. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Views sought for Broadway future
Nov. 12. 6:30-8:30 p.m. NE Broadway Business Association sponsors a community conversation about the future of the Broadway business district with three business district experts. A Venture Portland grant pays for their current study. Meeting in second-floor Great Hall in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Learn to reduce bad habits
Nov. 13. 9:30 – 11 a.m. Gary Adams, PhD, will offer a five-step method for decreasing bad habits, acquiring new skills and improving interpersonal relationships. Free. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Albertina’s offers antiques, art
Nov. 13. 5-8 p.m. Shop for antiques, collectibles, gently used clothing, vintage and costume jewelry, artwork and more. Sample Missionary Chocolates, Apolloni wine, Constellations Brands spirits, beer, hors d’oeuvres with live music. Free admission. www.albertinasplace.org. (503) 231-3909. Albertina’s Place, 424 N.E. 22nd Ave., at Glisan Street.

Paratrooper to discuss Entebbe
Nov. 13. 7:30-9 p.m. Former Israeli paratrooper Sasson Reuven, who participated in a 1976 hostage rescue operation, will discuss “Operation Thunderbolt: The Miracle at Entebbe” and reflect on religious and ethnic tolerance. Sponsored by Portland’s three Chabad centers. $10 registration before Nov. 9 and $15 later. www.JewishNortheast.com/Entebbe. Double Tree by Hilton, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

Film ‘Words and Pictures’ slated
Nov. 14. 1 p.m. View film “Words and Pictures.” Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star in the film about an art instructor and an English teacher who compete. Students are to decide whether words or pictures are more important. Free but $1 donation suggested to Hollywood Senior Center. Information: (971) 285-6939. Film at North Portland Senior Services at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Church plans antique, artisan fair
Nov. 15. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Antique & Artisan Faire includes handmade items. Information: (503) 287-9426. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Northeast 44th Avenue, off Sandy Boulevard.

Fellowship offers holiday bazaar
Nov. 15. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday bazaar. Indian tacos lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bazaar includes Native American craft items, Christmas decorations, baked goods. Lunch $6 suggested donation. Wheelchair accessible. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

Storytelling, drumming slated
Nov. 15. 10:30 a.m. to noon. American Indian storytelling and drumming, with traditional stories and songs of the Kalapuya people of the Willamette Valley. Made possible by The Library Foundation and support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Fund. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Teens to learn brush painting
Nov. 15. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teens in grades 6 to 12 can learn Japanese brush painting with authentic brushes and watercolor on rice paper. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Aid offered for GED success
Nov. 15. 1-3 p.m. Gain an action plan for GED success. Review computer skills needed, access free practice tests and study materials. An e-mail account and Multnomah County Library card are required to participate. Free. Information: (503) 988-6318. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Labyrinth, healing service slated
Nov. 15. 4 to 5:45 p.m. A candle-light labyrinth walk in the second floor Great Hall. 5:30 p.m. A contemplative healing and wholeness service, with Taize music, in the sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Film to focus on organ donation
Nov. 16. 2 p.m. Donate Life Northwest will host a documentary film, “Perfect Strangers,” about a woman who wishes to donate a kidney and a woman who needs one. Director Jan Krawitz will join a panel discussion including local living donors and recipients. Tickets $6. http://www.donatelifenw.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=7167. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Class to prepare ski muscles
Nov. 18. Continues to Dec. 18. 7-8:30 p.m. A ski training program for ages 13 and older to develop strength, flexibility and stamina to promote an injury-free day on the winter slopes. $150 members, $180 non-members. Pre-registration required. (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Author reads from Under the Influence of Tall Trees
Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Local writer Nancy Woods will read from “Under the Influence of Tall Trees: Humorous Tales from a Pacific Northwest Writer.” The book of quirky personal essays describes the challenges of work, family and home in the Pacific Northwest. Woods is the editor of The Hollywood Star News. Free. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway, (503) 284-1726, broadwaybooks.net.

Learn to reduce energy costs
Nov. 20. 10 a.m. to noon. Learn to reduce energy costs and make your home more comfortable in a hands-on workshop for stopping drafts, insulating windows, preventing mold growth and caring for appliances. Free. Donations appreciated. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Smith to join senior breakfast
Nov. 21. 8:30-11 a.m. Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith will visit attendees at a free pancake breakfast. Free but donations appreciated. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Therapeutic Yoga offered
Nov. 21. 7-8:45 p.m. Learn the Franklin Method Therapeutic Yoga, using imagery, experiential anatomy and reconditioning movement. Members $20, non-members $23. Pre-registration required. (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Storyteller plans workshop
Nov. 22. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Workshop with storyteller MaryGay Ducey: “The Company We Keep: Character Development in Stories.” $50 general public, $40 Portland Storyteller Guild members and First Unitarian Church members. First Unitarian Church, 1211 S.W. Main St.

Art, jewelry in holiday showcase
Nov. 22. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eleventh annual Women’s Business Holiday Showcase, including jewelry, art, lotions, soaps, lodging, books, candles, accessories. Also a silent auction to benefit Oregon Humane Society. McMenamin’s Kennedy School gym, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

Church plans holiday dinner
Nov. 23. noon to 2 p.m. A free turkey dinner with all the trimmings, but attendees may bring a dish, a grocery gift card or a donation. Please make a reservation: (503) 288-8303. Hosted by the Wy’East Unitarian Universalist Church at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Group to discuss ‘Akee Tree’
Nov. 25. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Black Voices Pageturners group to read and discuss “Akee Tree: A Descendant’s Search for His Ancestors on the Eskridge Plantations” by Stephen Hanks. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Senior center to serve dinner
Nov. 27. 3-6 p.m. A Thanksgiving dinner, especially for North and Northeast seniors. Attendees may bring a dish to share or donations are appreciated. Please make a reservation: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Crafty 7 plan studio sale
Nov. 28. noon to 6 p.m.; Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Crafty 7 studio sale, featuring handcrafted jewelry, perfume, art pieces, vintage-inspired wares and more. Information: moc.o1508350540ohay@1508350540stopn1508350540ekorb1508350540. Studio sale, 5603 N.E. 31st Ave.

ONGOING

Senior service hours set
Nov. 4, 5, 7. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Walk-in hours for North Portland Senior Services. (971) 285-6939. North Portland Senior Services in Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Law clinic to aid seniors
Nov. 4 and 18. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Continues first and third Tuesdays of each month. Senior Law Project Legal Clinic. Free. Call for information and 30-minute appointment: Michelle Wilson, (503) 288-8303. Free service for Multnomah County residents, age 60 or older, by Legal Aid Services of Oregon and affiliated volunteer attorneys. North Portland Senior Services at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Lions plan 7 a.m. meeting
Nov. 6. 7 a.m. Lloyd Lions Club meets every Thursday at the Village Inn, Northeast 10th Avenue and Broadway.

Rotary to meet
Nov. 6. noon. East Portland Rotary Club meets each Thursday. www.eastportlandrotary.org. Rose Room, Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St.

UPCOMING

Youth actors plan musical
Dec. 5 to 20. Fridays at 10 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals Company presents “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs.” Book and lyrics by Robert Kauzlaric, music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush. Based on book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Tickets $10 Fridays; $12 Saturdays and Sundays. Box office: (503) 228-9571 or www.octc.org/boxoffice. www.octc.org. In OCT Young Professional Studio, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Fremont Fest slated
Dec. 5. 3 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Portland Fire Bureau truck and pose for photos between 3:30 and 7 p.m. as part of Fremont Holiday Fest. Beaumont Hardware will host a Santa Paws to take photos of owners and their dogs. Make reservations for both photos. www.beaumontvillagepdx.com. Fremont Holiday Fest sponsored by Beaumont Business Association.

Da Vinci plans art sale
Dec. 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A juried show of arts and gifts from 70 artists, including clocks, ceramics, sculptures, photos, soaps and wearable art. Live music, art activities, a cafe and student work for sale. Free admission. da Vinci Arts Middle School, 2508 N.E. Everett St.

Faubion design proposed
Dec. 12. 5-7 p.m. An open house for community members to comment on a design for a new Faubion K-8 School, to be built between summer 2014 and September 2017. www.pps.k12.or.us/bond/8497.htm. Faubion school cafeteria, 3039 N.E. Rosa Parks Way.

Globetrotters due in city
Feb. 21, 2015. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Harlem Globetrotters will match their entertaining basketball talents against the Washington Generals in a “revenge tour.” Tickets start at $18: harlemglobetrotters.com, Ticketmaster.com, the Moda Center box office or by phone (800) 745-3000. The Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St. — Janet Goetze

October 2014

Three performances of bone-chilling stories and songs for Halloween are set for October 24, 25 and 31.

Three performances of bone-chilling stories and songs for Halloween are set for October 24, 25 and 31. (Duo Artimesia)

Tai Chi to improve balance
Oct. 1. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 17. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, a program developed at Oregon Research Institute to improve balance, reduce likelihood of falling, improve muscle strength, and support mental health with increased self-esteem and less social isolation. Donations appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

Day of Dead art at Guardino
Oct. 1. 1-6 p.m. Hsin-Yi Huang’s ceramics and Sally Squire’s creations from everyday materials are in the main gallery. In the feature gallery are several artists’ perspectives on Day of the Dead. Free viewing. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 1-6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. www.guardinogallery.com. (503) 281-9048. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Author to read at library
Oct. 1. 6-7 p.m. Lindsay Hill reads from his award-winning novel, “Sea of Hooks,” a finalist for the 2014 Chautauqua Prize. Free. Seating is first come, first served. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Novel features filmmaker sisters
Oct. 1. 7 p.m. Karen Karbo reads from her newly reissued novel, “The Diamond Lane,” part of Hawthorne Books’ Rediscovery Series. This comic novel includes sisters, their boyfriends, engagements and efforts to become Hollywood filmmakers. Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Composer to visit theater
Oct. 1. 7:30 p.m. View a 35mm print of “Halloween 3” (1982). Composer and sound designer Alan Howarth will perform a set of his movie music after the film. Howarth also composed music for “Escape from New York,” “Christine” and more. Tickets $10 or $7 for Hollywood Theatre members. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Concordia offers story time
Oct. 2. 10 a.m. Join in the laughs of a story time and the fun of learning something new. The 30-minute story time, including singing, will continue each Saturday in cooperation with the Multnomah County Library. Special events will be planned through the year. Free. www.cu-portland.edu. (503) 493-6370. Thurston Center for NW Children’s Literature, Concordia University library, 2800 N.E. Liberty Road.

Wildlife inspires artist
Oct. 3. 6-8 p.m. Reception for “Reflections,” work by emerging artist Steven Lopez, which continues to Nov. 18. Lopez uses wildlife as a stage for human interpretation and collaboration. (503) 230-8010. www.galleryatthejupiter.com. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

Farmers market sets fall hours
Oct. 4. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hollywood Farmers Market has new fall hours each Saturday through Thanksgiving. After the holiday, the market will be open twice monthly. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast Hancock Street, between 44th and 45th avenues.

Latin music planned at library
Oct. 4. 11 a.m. to noon. Musica folklorica, or Folkloric Music with the Bajo Salario Band, will raise awareness about social and cultural interests through traditional Latin American music. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Business funding outlined
Oct. 4. 3-5 p.m. Learn about financial options for funding your own business. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Music to feature banjo, Steampunk
Oct. 4. 9 p.m. Curtis Eller and Professor Gall perform. Eller is described as a joke-telling, table-dancing, banjo madman. Gall, also known as Drew Norman, has a band sometimes called Steampunk or jazz-rock with a New Orleans vibe. Age 21 and older. $8. Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N. Mississippi Ave.

Exercise to ease arthritis
Oct. 7 and 9. 11 a.m. to noon. Continues to Dec. 14. The Arthritis Foundation’s exercise program promotes joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. Free. Information: Hollywood Senior Center (503) 288-8303. Location: Leaven Community Center, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.

Young adult authors to form panel
Oct. 7. 4 p.m. In “Middle School Mania,” local writer Kari Luna, author of “The Theory of Everything,” will moderate a panel of young adult authors. They include Heidi Schulz (Hook’s Revenge), Shelby Bach (Of Sorcery and Snow) and Emma Trevayne (Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times). Free. Autographed books available for sale. www.achildrensplace.com. (503) 284-8294. A Children’s Place, 4807 N.E. Fremont St.

Learn to make art cards
Oct. 7. 6-7:30 p.m. Design your own artist trading cards, miniature works of art the size of a baseball card, intended for sharing, sending, collecting. No previous artistic experience necessary. Tools and supplies provided. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

New Dulcy Mahar book due
Oct. 7. 7 p.m. Ted Mahar will present a new book, “Through the Seasons with Dulcy,” a compilation of 140 of his late wife’s gardening columns published weekly in The Oregonian, beginning in 1989. These columns, with Dulcy Mahar’s inspiration and humor, are organized by season. Free event. Information: (503) 284-1726 or ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540. www.broadwaybooks.net Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Choir plans open house
Oct. 7. 7-9 p.m. Sing Portland!—an 80-person, non-audition community choir—has an open house to introduce its music. Free. Information: www.singportland.com or (503) 956-1046. The Little Church, 5138 N.E. 23rd Ave.

Oktoberfest to feature music, food
Oct. 8. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Celebrate Oktoberfest with music by Harold, “the Dutchman,” on his concertina. See the old-fashioned way to make sauerkraut. Enjoy beer, sausage and sauerkraut tastings. $1 donation appreciated. Register at (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Library slates animation class
Oct. 9. 3:30-5:30 p.m. In flip-book animation, teens learn about time-based cartooning with simple techniques to make characters move. Beginners and experienced artists welcome. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Learn effective recycling
Oct. 9. 6-7 p.m. Green Thinking workshop offers information on benefits of effective recycling. Explore ways Goodwill Industries helps protect the environment with recycling programs. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

NE resident to read from memoir
Oct. 9. 7 p.m. Irvington resident Alice Hardesty will read from and talk about her memoir, “An Uncommon Cancer Journey: The Cosmic Kick that Healed Our Lives.” She tells of husband Jack’s healing from esophageal cancer in the 1980s despite “terminal” diagnoses. He tried alternative treatments and found physical healing along with healing in their marriage. Free event. (503) 284-1726, ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540, www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Kids to learn Spanish in songs
Oct. 10. 11:15 a.m. Sing songs, play games and hear stories while learning Spanish with Portland Early Learning Project. Free. Information: (503) 954-2354 days. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Gandolfini film slated
Oct. 10. 1 p.m. Film “Enough Said” with James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. A divorced woman decides to pursue the man she’s interested in but learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. $1 donation appreciated. Information and registration: 971-285-6939. North Portland Senior Services at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Imago plans Pinter play
Oct. 10. 8 p.m. Harold Pinter’s “Homecoming,” directed by Jerry Mouawad. Continues to Nov. 9. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. No shows Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Tickets Friday-Saturday $27; seniors and students $25; Sunday and Thursday all seats $21. (503) 231-9581 or TicketsWest (503) 224-8499. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

Women to back mental health center
Oct. 11. 10 a.m. to noon. Circle of Strength Women’s Fundraising Brunch helps provide mental health counseling for women and children, regardless of financial circumstances or religion, at Northwest Catholic Counseling Center. Tickets $35, tables of eight $250. Information: (503) 253-0964 or www.nwcounseling.org. Riverside Golf and Country Club, 8105 N.E. 33rd Drive.

Housing information planned
Oct. 11. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ninth Annual Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair. Learn about renting and home-buying, meet representatives of organizations providing assistance, learn about financial wellness, gardening and Housing and the Urban Development Section 184 Indian home loan program. Free lunch and children’s activities. Nayapdx.org/housingfair. (503) 288-8177. NAYA Family Center, 5153 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

Everyday people to tell stories
Oct. 11. 8 p.m. Urban Tellers showcases everyday people who share their personal narratives. Tickets $15 in advance: PortlandStoryTheater.com. $18 at door. www.portlandstorytheater.com. Alberta Abbey, 126 N.E. Alberta St.

Quartet to revive music of 1940s
Oct. 12. 3 p.m. The “Sirens of the ‘40s” bring back the songs of the Big Band era, including “In the Mood,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.” The quartet includes Patricia Holman, Jennifer O’Leary, Melissa Olmsted and Kay Pettygrove. Free-will offering. Proceeds go to church programs. Information: (503) 288-0353. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

League to outline ballot measures
Oct. 13. 2 p.m. A Candidate’s Forum: Overview of Ballot Measures with Carol Cushman of League of Women Voters. Free. Registration: 1-800-272-3900. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Church to host chorale and brass
Oct. 13. 7-9 p.m. The Cornerstone Chorale and Brass performs with 20 singers, a brass quintet and narrator. Tickets: $10 to $15. www.cornerstonechorale.org. Information: (503) 288-6174. Augustana Lutheran church, 2710 N.E. 14th Ave.

Plans offered to start business
Oct. 14. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn what to consider to start your own business and make a business plan. Presented in partnership with Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center and Multnomah County Library. Continues Oct. 21 with funding a business and Oct. 28 for starting a business after age 50. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

‘Surviving Progress’ in film fest
Oct. 14. 6-7:45 p.m. Jefferson High School’s Multicultural Film Festival will feature “Surviving Progress.” Discussion follows the film. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Poet to read new works
Oct. 14. 7 p.m. Penelope Scambly Schott, a past winner of the Oregon Book Award for poetry, will read from and discuss her newest collection, “How I Became an Historian.” The quirky book includes slugs, a fertility goddess, ancient Roman toilet paper and instructions for cave painting. Free event. (503) 284-1726, ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540, www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Learn to spot a scammer
Oct. 15. 2-3:30 p.m. Learn how to protect your identity, spot a potential fraud, stop a scammer and report concerns from experts from Oregon Department of Justice, Multnomah County Fraud & Abuse Team, Elders in Action. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Coffee Fest comes to Portland
Oct. 16-17. 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 18. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coffee Fest Portland caters to specialty coffee and tea industries. Entry fee: $20. www.coffeefest.com/event/. Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Green Bean slates kids’ author
Oct. 16. 3:30 p.m. Author Ellen Fischer will read from her hilarious new animal picture book, “If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant.” Free. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Allred to read from Renata stories
Oct. 16. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Meet Stevan Allred, author of “A Simplified Map of the Real World: The Renata Stories.” Free. Information: (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Miracle Theatre to revive Romeo
Oct. 16. 7:30 p.m. Continues to Nov. 9. A bilingual Day of the Dead celebration with the world premiere of “O Romeo!” It revives Shakespeare for a reunion with some of his most-beloved characters. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $16 to $28. Www.Milagro.org. (503) 236-7253 or PDX Ticket Network (503) 205-0715. Miracle Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.

Young adult writer slated
Oct. 17. 1-2:30 p.m. Award-winning author Angela Johnson, whose picture books celebrate African-American families and history, will share stories from her young adult novels, followed by a book signing. Event is free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Little house author to read memoir
Oct. 18. 2-4 p.m. Dee Williams reads from her memoir, “The Big Tiny,” and gives an opportunity to see her vardo, or little house. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Learn about Day of Dead
Oct. 18. 3-5 p.m. Learn about the Day of the Dead traditions, paint a sugar skull and dedicate it to a loved one, with the sugar recalling joyful times. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Labyrinth, healing service slated
Oct. 18. 4-5:45 p.m. Labyrinth walk in the Great Hall. 5:30 p.m. Healing & Wholeness service in the sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Storyteller to give Shackleton tale
Oct. 18. 8 p.m. Storyteller Lawrence Howard presents the true story of British explorer Ernest Shackleton and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at door. www.portlandstorytheater.com. Alberta Abbey, 126 N.E. Alberta St.

Story time to feature sign language
Oct. 20. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Dawn Prochovnic will feature her Halloween-theme book, “One Trick for One Treat!” in an interactive sign language story time for babies and toddlers. Free event. Signed copies of book available for $15 each. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Youth basketball to begin
Oct. 21. Youth basketball league for ages 5-8 continues to Dec. 13. Preregistration required: $76 members, $95 non-members. Information and registration: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Pre-schoolers to see puppet play
Oct. 23. 3:30 p.m. A Hobgoblin Puppet Play will appeal to pre-schoolers, presented by Yvonne de Maat of Heart and Hand Preschool. Free. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Photographer to sign books
Oct. 23. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hollywood neighborhood resident Geoffrey Hiller, a documentary photographer, will sign his book, “Daybreak in Myanmar.” It includes 170 photos and written materials about the Asian country also known as Burma, where he has been photographing the people since 1987. www.hillerphoto.com. Wide-format prints of his photos are on display Oct. 1-Dec. 31 www.prophotosupply.com/p-events.htm#GeoffreyHiller. Pro Photo supply, 1112 N.W. 19th Ave.

Neighborhood meeting set
Oct. 23. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association, which works to maintain and enhance neighborhood livability, invites all residents to a quarterly meeting. Information: chair Jo Schaefer, ten.t1508350540sacmo1508350540c@fea1508350540hcsaj1508350540 . Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Class planned for flexibility
Oct. 24. 7:45-8:45 p.m. Ages 13 and older learn how to use a foam roller to increase flexibility. Preregistration encouraged: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. $25 members, $30 non-members. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Halloween story, songs slated
Oct. 24, 25 and 26. 8 p.m. Dress in costume to attend “Down Among the Dead Men” with storyteller Anne Penfound and singers Diana Tracy and Kathleen Wilkins, known as Duo Artimesia. Oct. 25 performance is a benefit for women’s scholarships from PEO philanthropic organization, Chapter CH. Advance tickets $15 plus processing fee: brownpapertickets.com; $20 at door, cash or check only. Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St.

Families, pets to parade
Oct. 25. 11 a.m. Costumes invited for the family and pet parade that will join the Hollywood Farmers Market crew also in costumes. Dogs are welcome after 10 a.m. only. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast Hancock Street, between 44th and 45th avenues.

Library plans Day of Dead event
Oct. 25. 1-3 p.m. Learn about the Day of the Dead traditions. Paint a sugar skull and dedicate it to a loved one, with the sweetness of sugar reminding us of joy. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Center plans Halloween fun
Oct. 25. 1-4 p.m. Ages 10 and younger may join community partners for Halloween fun. Games, carnival booths, costumes, trick-or-treating, a spooky costume parade. Admission: a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank. Information: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Night walk to aid Leukemia society
Oct. 25. 5 p.m. Registration, entertainment, kids’ corner with face painting and bounce house at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N. E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. “Light the Night” walk begins at 7 p.m., crossing the Steel Bridge, continuing north on Naito Parkway, then returning across the Steel Bridge. (971) 230-2291, www.lightthenight.org/swim Proceeds go to Oregon, Southwest Washington, Idaho and Montana chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9320 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Suite 350.

Garden club plans dinner
Oct. 25. 6 p.m. Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland meets for the annual Potlatch Scholarship dinner, auction and raffle. Information: gardenclubpdx.org. E-mail: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540xdpbu1508350540lcned1508350540rag1508350540 or President Ruth Hoard moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540draoh1508350540r1508350540. Holladay Park Church, 2120 N.E. Tillamook St.

Buster Keaton films slated
Oct. 26. 1 p.m. View “Sherlock, Jr.,” plus three Buster Keaton classic short films: “The Haunted House,” “Neighbors” and “The High Sign.” Tickets $10 at door or on line: www.hollywoodtheatre.org, click on Buy Tickets. Information: gro.e1508350540rtaeh1508350540tdoow1508350540ylloh1508350540@otni1508350540. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Dance of India class set
Oct. 28. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Teens of all skill levels can join a Bollywood and Bhangra Dance workshop with Prashant Kakad, complete with the Indian head shake. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Grant H.S. used-book sale
Oct. 29. 3:30-8 p.m. and Oct. 30. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Grant High School’s used-book sale in the school library.  All books $1 or $2. Proceeds benefit the library. Grant High School, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave.

Class offered on The Cloud
Oct. 29. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud is offered by OASIS Connections. Participants must be comfortable using the Internet. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Read to dog at book store
Oct. 30. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Read to a Therapy Dog to improve reading skills and confidence. Pet Partners brings a specially trained pooch. Free but reservation required: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Halloween story time slated
Oct. 31. 3:30 p.m. Come in costume, if desired, for a tiny-bit-spooky Halloween story time, appropriate for all ages. Free. Trick-or-treat at the event, too, and at nearby businesses. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Library plans holiday fun
Oct. 31. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Enjoy not-so-spooky stories and songs and make something fun. Wear a costume, if desired. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

UPCOMING

First aid class planned
Nov. 1. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED class for ages 13 and older. Gain Red Cross first aid certification for adult and pediatric skills. Pre-registration required: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Holiday art, crafts on calendar
Nov. 8. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 40 local artisans and crafters will showcase items for the holidays. A treasure table will include antiques and collectibles. A kids-only shopping room will include items for nickels and dimes. Coffee, baked goods and a lunch menu will be available. Call the parish office for tickets: (503) 232-4305. www.allsaintsportland.org. All Saints Church and School, 3847 N.E. Glisan St.

ONGOING

Training system dispels stress
Oct. 7. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Recovery International, a non-profit Cognitive Behavioral Training system, to help cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues. Information: (503) 810-2789, www.recoveryinternational.org and www.selfhelptools.org. Free will offering. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave., between Sandy Boulevard and Broadway. — Janet Goetze

September 2014

Author and founder of SmallTalk Learning, Dawn Prochovnic returns to Green Bean Books on September 22 for an interactive sign-language story time for babies and toddlers.

Author and founder of SmallTalk Learning, Dawn Prochovnic returns to Green Bean Books on September 22 for an interactive sign-language story time for babies and toddlers. (Green Bean Books)

Grant High seeks books to sell
Sept. 2. 9 a.m. Continues through October. Donate books for Grant High School’s annual used book sale (Oct. 29-30) to benefit the school library. Information or pick-up: Jo Landefeld (503) 284-6642 or Jennifer Xochihua (503) 335-0357. Or drop off books at Grant High School, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave.

Artist celebrates Chicken Month
Sept. 2. noon to 8 p.m. Artist Betsy Soifer creates whimsical sculptures and wall hangings from cast-off metal. Exhibit is in honor of National Chicken Month and National Honey Month. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. www.sixdaysartgallery.com. (503) 280-6327. Six Days Art Gallery, 2724 N.E. Alberta St.

Program cites senior center month
Sept. 2. 1 p.m. The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art will kick off National Senior Center month by presenting Mammalian Diving Reflex, a Toronto-based performance company. It will host an interactive conversation about older adults’ life experiences with dating, relationships and sexuality. Free. (503) 288-8303. www.hollywoodseniorcenter.com Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Cross country program starts
Sept. 3. 5 p.m. Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau’s cross country program for third through eighth graders begins. Practices are held twice a week. Details at www.foottraffic.us. Wilshire Park, Northeast 33rd Avenue and Mason Street.

Honors set for Latino contributions
Sept. 4. 6-9 p.m. The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber presents Hispanic Heritage Celebration, noting contributions that Latinos have made to the U.S. BRAVO! awards will go to those who have contributed to the economic and social advancement of Latinos locally. Silent auction will benefit the Latino scholarship program. Tickets $130 members, $135 non-members. (503) 222-0280. moc.n1508350540ogero1508350540ccmh@1508350540ofni1508350540. www.hmccoregon.com. Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Storytellers to swap tales
Sept. 5. 6:30 p.m. Portland Storytellers’ Guild shares stories and potluck. Continues first Friday of the month through May. Listen or tell a five-minute story in an inviting environment. Open to anyone interested in the art and craft of storytelling. Free. Community Room, Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

Taste chili, Buy books
Sept. 6. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chili cook-off. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. taste and judge the best and hottest chili. $6 bowl, $1 taste. Also, buy books for autumn reading. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

Author to read ‘Day Dreamers’
Sept. 6. 2 p.m. Emily Winfield Martin will read from her new picture book, “Day Dreamers,” which shows readers that letting their imaginations run free will lead them into fantastical daydreams. Event free. Signed copies of book for sale. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

NE Center offers swim classes
Sept. 8. Times vary. All ages learn to swim with American Red Cross curriculum. Preregistration required: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. $33 members, $45 non-members, scholarships available. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Chinese fest slated for seniors
Sept. 8. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Chinese Harvest Moon Celebration with entertainment, prizes and a special lunch. Donate a ticket or a prize for a senior at the event hosted by The Meals-On-Wheels People. Tickets: $3 for 60-plus, $6.80 for under 60. Information: Mary Gagnon, (503) 281-8109. gro.e1508350540lpoep1508350540sleeh1508350540wnosl1508350540aem@n1508350540ongag1508350540.yram1508350540. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

Gluten-free baking demo slated
Sept. 8. 6-7:30 p.m. Dori Oliver of Nourishing Foodways will demonstrate gluten-free baking, including French bread. Check out gluten-free cookbooks, sample baked goods. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Talk to focus on meaning of ‘human’
Sept. 8. 6:30-8 p.m. Prakash Chenieri, associate professor of philosophy at Southern Oregon University, will lead a conversation about ideas of human nature and how science and technology could challenge or reshape our understanding of what it means to be human. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Draw images with Zentangle
Sept. 9. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn Zentangle, a fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

New music to come to White Eagle
Sept. 9. 8:30 p.m. Heather Maloney/Darlingside celebrate the release of “Woodstock.” Tickets: $8 and $6. Age 21 and over. (503) 282-6810. www.mcmenamins.com/White Eagle. White Eagle Saloon, 836 N. Russell St.

Author to meet with Albina readers
Sept. 10. 7:15-8:15 p.m. Meet Stevan Allred and discuss his book, “A Simplified Map of the Real World: The Renata Stories.” Free. (503) 988-5362. Pageturners Book Group meets in Mt. Bachelor Conference Room (Studio 1), next to Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Gain computer help with tutor
Sept. 11. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. John Lucas offers tutoring on computers and other electronic devices. Schedule an appointment: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

City planning: There’s an App
Sept. 11. 6-7 p.m. Nan Stark of Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will show how to use the interactive “Map App,” outlining plans for Portland’s growth over the next 25 years. She also will give an overview of the city Comprehensive Plan goals and policies, answer questions and tell how to offer input. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Two centers to show Redford film
Sept. 12. 1 p.m. The film “All Is Lost,” starring Robert Redford as a resourceful sailor who is staring at mortality after his boat collides with a shipping container at sea. $1 suggested donation. With pizza and salad $2. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Same movie at the same time, without pizza, at North Portland Senior Services, (971) 285-6939, in Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

German Society plans Oktoberfest
Sept. 12. 4-10 p.m. The German American Society presents an Oktoberfest with live music. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free admittance. German American School, 5626 N.E. Alameda.

Milagro slates cultural festival
Sept. 12-28. Times vary. La Luna Nueva 2014, the Latino Arts and Culture Festival. Staged readings, visual arts, music, dance and tales from the Andes. Some events are free. Tickets $17-$23. Information, updates, tickets www.milagro.org or (503) 236-7253. Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.

Storytellers to present tales
Sept. 12. 7:30 p.m. A storytelling performance with Portland Storytellers’ Guild. A variety of people tell five-minute stories. Tickets $10 or $8 members and students. Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St.

Kids’ events planned at market
Sept. 13. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids’ Day at the Hollywood Farmers Market includes Joanna Sooper of Turnip the Heat Cooking School demonstrating easy recipes. Steve Cooper will provide music. Face painting planned. Free. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast Hancock Street, between 44th and 45th avenues.

Make puppets, celebrate at Spark
Sept. 13. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artists of all ages are invited to a free sock puppet-making event to celebrate the second anniversary of the neighborhood art store. www.sparkartscenter.com. (503) 281-6757. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

Title Wave to slash book prices
Sept. 13. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The boss turns 57. So, the Boss’s Birthday Bash means 57 percent off all used books and other items on hand. (503) 988-5021. The Title Wave Used Bookstore, 216 N.E. Knott St.

Dance with new director
Sept. 13. 1-5 p.m. A family-friendly dance party gives the community an opportunity to meet Jacqueline Rubinstein, the new director, and the teachers. Free. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us. Somaspace Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

Learn to use an iPad
Sept. 13 and 20. 1-3 p.m. Learn how to use your iPad. Learn layout, settings, apps and more. Bring the iPad fully charged. Registration required in library or (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Graphic novel holds zoo animals
Sept. 13. 2 p.m. Ariel Cohn and Aron Nels Steinke will read from their graphic novel, “The Zoo Box,” in which two youngsters find a mysterious box, open it and hundreds of animals come pouring out. A craft will follow. Event free. Signed books for sale. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Zucchini can become pickles
Sept. 13. 3-4 p.m. Learn to preserve zucchini as sweet-and-sour refrigerator pickles in a hands-on class. Samples to taste. Take home a jar of pickles. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Reception slated for NE artist
Sept. 13. 4-7 p.m. Reception for Northeast Portland artist C.J. Hurley. Exhibition of works inspired by nature continues to Oct. 12. Free reception. House admission $5. The Gordon House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, at the Oregon Garden, 869 W. Main St., Silverton.

Basketball classes planned
Sept. 16. Various days and times. Basketball skills class for ages 5-10. $25.60 to $32 members, $32 to $40 non-members. Preregistration required: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Medicare information outlined
Sept. 16. Learn how to make the most of Medicare preventative services. Printed guide provided. (503) 288-8303. www.hollywoodseniorcenter.org. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Learn to make good impressions
Sept. 16. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to make a positive first impression during a job interview in this workshop. Free. Registration required, (503) 988-5234 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Lacuna Coil on Wonder bill
Sept. 16. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Lacuna Coil, a flagship band on Century Media Records. Special guest is Devil You Know. Tickets $25 from TicketFly.com, (503)284-8686. Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St.

Author to discuss Fred Meyer bio
Sept. 18. 7 p.m. Portland writer Fred Leeson will discuss his newly published biography of Fred Meyer, “My-Te-Fine Merchant: Fred Meyer’s Retail Revolution.” Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Theatre slates films noir
Sept. 19-21. Times vary. The annual Noir City Portland line-up of 1940s-1950s movies preserved by the Film Noir Foundation www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Tickets $8 general, $5 for theater members Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Yoga offers body alignment
Sept. 19. 7-8:45 p.m. Franklin method therapeutic Yoga offers body alignment and efficient movement. For ages 13 or older. Members $20, non-members $25. Preregistration encouraged: www.necommunity center.org or (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Smith to dine with seniors
Sept. 20. 8:30-11 a.m. Join Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith and her staff for a pancake breakfast. Free for seniors. Reservations: (503) 288-8303. www.hollywoodseniorcenter.org. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Kids to learn jump rope routines
Sept. 20. 10-11 a.m. Continues to Oct. 11. Ages 6-9 learn to jump rope with a variety of techniques and routines set to music. $25.60 members, $32 non-members. Register: www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377.

Library slates kids’ book fair
Sept. 20. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families with children from preschool through fifth grade are invited to the 15th annual Children’s Book Fair. African storytelling with Habiba, bookmaking, button making and crafts. Meet Bookman and Bookwoman. Each child gets a free book. Free. (503) 988-5394. On the lawn at North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Children to make treasure maps
Sept. 20. 1-3 p.m. Children can create a treasure map using a variety of techniques and materials. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Program focuses on codes
Sept. 20. 2-3 p.m. Kids and teens can learn about codes and ciphers, including shift ciphers, the Vigenere cipher and the Enigma machine. Learn how to create secret codes, decode encrypted messages and understand how a password works on the internet. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Penny’s Puppets to bring festival
Sept. 20. 3-3:45 p.m. Families can join Gourdenia’s Harvest Festival in this Penny’s Puppet Production, including a parade, songs, silly jokes from the Corn Sisters and Punky the Pumpkin. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Taize to enhance healing service
Sept. 20. 5:30 p.m. A contemplative healing and wholeness service with music in the Taize tradition. Free-will offering. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Forum to explore ‘grounding’
Sept. 21. 9 a.m. An adult forum, “Grounding Ourselves for Action,” will explore how to remain emotionally and spiritually grounded while taking in difficult information. 10:15 a.m. Celebrate Creation in worship. After worship, travel together to participate in the Portland People’s Climate March. (503) 284-2331. Central Lutheran Church, 1821 N.E. 21st Ave.

‘Black Girl in Suburbia’ film slated
Sept. 21. 2-4:30 p.m. Melissa Lowery’s locally made documentary, “Black Girl in Suburbia,” is intended to open dialogue about race, identity and perspective among all people. The film explores issues African-American girls have in relating to both white and Black communities. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Story time features sign language
Sept. 22. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Dawn Prochovnic will host a sign language story time with her new picture book, “The Best Day in Room A: Sign Language for School Activities!” Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Library to offer help with iPad
Sept. 22 and 29. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to use an iPad. Learn the basic layout, settings, apps and more. Bring your iPad fully charged. Registration required in library or (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Foster grandparent plan slated
Sept. 23. 1-2 p.m. Learn from Morrison Family Services how to make a positive difference in a child’s life by becoming a foster grandparent. (503) 288-8303. www.hollywoodseniorcenter.org. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Unique plants on club agenda
Sept. 23. 7 p.m. Dave Doolittle and Annilese Doolittle of Petal Heads will discuss “Horticulture Trends: New Colors & Unique Plants” with the Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland. moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540xdpbu1508350540lcned1508350540rag1508350540. Subud Center, 3185 N.E. Regents Dr.

Aid offered for resume writing
Sept. 26. 1-3 p.m. An experienced volunteer will give one-on-one help with writing a resume. If you have a paper copy, bring it. Registration required in library or (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Dodgeball class set for families
Sept. 26. 6-7 p.m. Ages 3 or older with adult may join in family-friendly dodgeball. Free for members; non-member adults $10, youth $5. Pre-registration encouraged: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Library offers youth chess clubs
Sept. 27. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children and teens, including beginners, can join a chess club. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Learn to make business plans
Sept. 27. 3-5 p.m. Learn what to consider before starting your own business and how to write a business plan. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Explore value of keeping Sabbath
Sept. 28. 9 a.m. Adult forum: “Creation Care: Rest and Resistance.” Explore the concept of Sabbath-keeping. 10:15 a.m. Celebrate creation in worship. (503) 284-2331. Central Lutheran Church, 1821 N.E. 21st Ave.

Puddles the Clown to throw party
Sept. 28. 8 p.m. “Puddles Pity Party,” the traveling roadshow of Puddles the Clown and his simian-sapien companion, MonkeyZuma, will feature sad pop anthems for all the party people. www.puddlespityparty.com 21 and over. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show. Available from Ticketbiscuit.com. Alberta Rose Theatre. (503) 764-4731. 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Gain balance with Tai Chi
Sept. 29. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 17. Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance. Donations appreciated. (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

ONGOING

Legal aid offered for seniors
Sept. 2 and 15. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Senior Law Project legal clinic. A free service of Legal Aid Services of Oregon for residents of Multnomah County, age 60 and older. Appointment required with Michelle Wilson (503) 288-8303. Continues first and third Tuesdays. North Portland Senior Services at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Support given for anxiety, stress
Sept. 2. 6:30 p.m. A depression and anxiety support group, Recovery International, is a non-profit cognitive behavioral training system helping people with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other issues. Free-will offering. Continues Tuesdays. www.recoveryinternational.org, www.selfhelptools.org. (503) 810-2789. St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

UPCOMING

Historic political buttons in exhibit
Oct. 4. 7-8:30 p.m. Carl Wolfson, of radio program “Carl in the Morning,” will discuss the history of political buttons. His collection of 18,000, from 1896 to the present, will be on display Oct. 3-5. Free. (503) 493-6370. George R. White Library and Learning Center, Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Concordia plans political art show
Oct. 5. 2-4 p.m. A reception with artists contributing to “Art Gets Political: A Collection of Political Art & Photography.” Exhibit continues to Nov. 14. Free. (503) 493-6370. George R. White Library and Learning Center, Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Imago sets Pinter’s ‘Homecoming’
Oct. 10. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” continues through Nov. 9. No Halloween weekend performance. Tickets $21-$27. (503) 231-9581 or TicketsWest (503) 224-8499 or www.ticketswest.com. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

Walk to aid blood cancer research
Oct. 25. 5 p.m. A 2-mile walk, Oregon Light The Night Walk, to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which backs research and provides information and support services for people with blood cancers. Information and registration (971) 230-2291 or www.lightthenight.org/oswim. Walk starts at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Providence, neighbors to meet
Oct. 28. 7-8 p.m. The Providence Portland Medical Center and the North Tabor and Laurelhurst neighborhood associations will have an annual meeting. The agenda includes guest housing project, new hospital services, a transportation work group, volunteer opportunities at the hospital and online neighborhood/hospital news. Free. Information: (503) 215-6433. Social room at Providence Portland Medical Center, Northeast 47th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Fair to feature art, antiques
Nov. 15. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Antique & Artisan Faire includes handmade items. Information: (503) 287-9426. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Northeast 44th Avenue off Sandy Boulevard. — Janet Goetze

August 2014

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William Hernandez’s painting, “Alberta Park,” is part of an exhibit at Guardino Gallery.

Sale to aid Haitians
Aug. 1 and 2. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Haitian Project’s annual garage sale with furniture, household items, books, clothing, toys, sporting goods, craft items and more. Madeleine Church parish hall, Northeast 24th Avenue between Siskiyou and Klickitat streets.

Textiles, stoneware in exhibit
Aug. 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Continues to Aug. 26. Main gallery artists are Sidnee Snell, a textile artist who uses photo manipulation and stitching to create fabric paintings, and Deborah Unger, who carves figurative sculpture from basswood, dresses the figures in clothing she sews then places them in structures. The feature area includes work from painter William Hernandez of Peru and Mary Moore, a figurative sculptor working in stoneware. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Artist creates local portraits
Aug. 1-31. Building times vary. Photographer and painter Gila Lane will show her work, including portraits of Portland people. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Lobby of Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Milepost5 to show art
Aug. 1. 6-9 p.m. Opening reception for artwork of Kimberly Bookman, “Art of Darkness (and Light),” and photographer Dakota Cross, “A Dream As Memory.” Continues to Aug. 30. Free viewing. Milepost5 Galleries, 850 N.E. 81st Ave.

Music slated for Fremont Fest
Aug. 2. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 28th annual Fremont Fest will include four stages with live music, a pub crawl with six restaurants offering specials, and other businesses opening their doors Fremont Street is closed from 42nd to 50th avenues. Kids and Pet Parade line-up is at 9:30 a.m. in the Beaumont Middle School parking lot off 42nd avenue Parade takes off at 9:55 a.m. with a band and fire truck.

Overlook fair to include soccer
Aug. 2. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Kick It Up!” the Overlook Village Business Association street fair on North Killingsworth Street, including live music, dog costume contest, classic car show, discounts at local businesses and 3-on-3 soccer tournament. Events from Gay to Concord avenues; pre-registered soccer for all ages between Denver and Concord avenues on Killingsworth Street. Information: www.overlookvillagepdx.com.

Graphic novel features Muddy Max
Aug. 2. Noon to 4 p.m. Dig in tubs of mud or shoot squirt guns at the book launch of “Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek,” a graphic novel by award-winning Portland writer Elizabeth Rusch and illustrator Mike Lawrence. The book, for ages 7 to 12, is inspired by the muddy trails of Forest Park. Slime-covered superhero Max and his tech-savvy sidekick follow action in the weird and muddy world of Marsh Creek. (503) 284-8294. achildrensplacebookstore.com. A Children’sPlace Bookstore, 4807 N.E. Fremont St.

Library offers iPad instruction
Aug. 2 and 9. 1-3 p.m. In this two-session course, learn to use your iPad. Learn the basic layout, settings, apps and more. Bring your fully charged iPad. Free. Pre-registration required in the library or (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Concordia to host poet laureate
Aug. 2. 7 p.m. Peter Sears, Oregon’s seventh poet laureate, will read from his new collection, “Small Talk,” from Lynx House Press. The poet laureate fosters the art of poetry, encourages literacy and learning, and addresses issues relating to humanities and heritage. Free. George R. White Library at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Celebrate ‘64 Civil Rights Act
Aug. 2. 5-9 p.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the impact of the “I Have a Dream” speech at the “Taste of the Dream.” Music by Linda Hornbuckle N’ Touch, Javier Nero, The Brown Sisters, plus food and beverages. Booths displaying community products and services. Free. Organized by N/NE Business Association (NNEBA). www.NNEBAportland.org. Vacant lot at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Alberta Street.

‘Dream Run’ to benefit youth
Aug. 3. 6 a.m. to noon The MLK Dream Run benefits youth development and empowerment. Fees: $32.50 for 5K, $43 for 10K and $53 for 15K. runsignup.com/Race/OR/Portland/MLKDreamRun. 4943 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Summer festival to include jazz
Aug. 3. 4-7 p.m. “Summer in the City” is an outdoor festival with a book sale, barbeque and children’s games. A Native American blessing of the city will be offered and jazz/gospel music will be presented by Ron Steen, Marilyn Keller, Kevin Dietz and George Mitchell. Free. Information: (503) 288-6174. www.augustana.org. Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 N.E. 14th Ave.

Campers to explore via transit
Aug. 4-9. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers ages 10 to 17, with motto “No child left inside,” use mass transit to explore downtown fountains, trails and other sites. Cool off at the end of each day with a swim in the pool. $224 members, $280 non-members; scholarships available. Pre-register: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Kids to hear stories at Concordia
Aug. 5 and 21. 10-10:30 a.m. Hear stories and sing songs with an Albina library librarian. Free. Information: (503) 988-5362. Second floor, George R. White Library at Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

Learn to stay calm for interviews
Aug. 5, 6-7 p.m. Learn effective ways to calm your nerves before a job interview so that you can respond confidently. This workshop gives tips to help prepare for tough questions head-on. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Kerns to gather for ‘Night Out’
Aug. 5. 6 p.m. until dark. The Kerns Neighborhood Association’s annual picnic on National Night Out. Hot dogs provided by the association, neighborhood business exhibits, live music, raffle, silent auction. Information: www.kernspdx.org. Oregon Park, Northeast 30th Avenue and Oregon Street.

Library plans origami event
Aug. 6. 4-5:30 p.m. Use origami to fold fish, whales, shrimp, clams, sharks and more water creatures. Later, catch them with a fishing pole made from a chopstick and magnet. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8336 N. Denver Ave.

Play takes off with time capsule
Aug. 7. 7:30 p.m. Continues 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday until Aug. 15. Evan Johnson performs in his solo play, “Pansy,” directed by Ben Randle. In modern San Francisco, a time capsule is found in a basement. Tickets $15. (971) 223-9032. postfivetheatre.org. Post5 Theatre’s Black Box Theatre, 850 N.E. 81st Ave. #122.

Show reveals discards as art
Aug. 8. 6 p.m. A reception for artists who use discarded objects from Metro’s Central Transfer Station The GLEAN exhibit includes Northeast artists Sarah Bernstein and Michelle Liccardo. A “Waste Not” exhibit features paintings by Natalie Sept, who spent time observing employees at the transfer station. Free. www.oregonmetro.gov/news/art-exhibits. Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and Nisus Gallery, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.

Play celebrates life after 65
Aug. 8, 9, 15, 16. 7:30 p.m. In her one-woman show, “Medicarefully – Fabulous!” Wendy Westerwelle explores aging, faith, friendships, recovery and celebrates life after 65. Tickets $15-$35. Information: (503) 239-5919 or www.tripro.org. The Sanctuary @ Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Food Project to collect filled bags
Aug. 9. Daytime. Pick-up day for the Portland Food Project’s One Green Bag@a Time. Green bag donors fill the bags and place them on the porch, where they are picked up and taken to a local pantry. To help reduce hunger and fill a bag, call (503) 775-2110 or gro.t1508350540cejor1508350540pdoof1508350540dnalt1508350540rop@o1508350540fni1508350540.

Alberta fair to include music, yoga
Aug. 9. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Alberta Street Fair includes dancing and music on three stages, unique products and crafts from 300 vendors, food and beverages, yoga, bike polo and field day activities. Fourth annual children’s parade line-up at 10:30 a.m. at Alberta Coop parking lot at Northeast 15th Avenue; parade starts at 11 a.m. albertamainst.org/whats-happening/street-fair/kids/. Bike or public transit suggested. Extra bike parking available. Donation of $2 suggested, to keep a vibrant fair, in booth at 1722 N.E. Alberta St. Fair extends from Northeast 11th to 30th avenues.

Kids to join in ‘Puppet Palooza’
Aug. 9. noon to 5 p.m. “A Puppet Palooza,” where kids can make puppets from recycled materials then perform at the Green Bean Puppet Theater during Alberta Street Fair. Free. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. On the deck at Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Blues fest honors Janice Scroggins
Aug. 9. noon to 8 p.m. Concordia University and The Original Halibut’s restaurant present a family-friendly blues music festival dedicated to the legacy of the late Grammy-nominated, Portland musician Janice Scroggins. The musicians include Norman Sylvester, the Linda Hornbuckle Band with Reggie Houston & Richard Arnold, Jim Mesi Band, Lloyd Jones Trio, Kevin Selfe & the Tornados, Jim Wallace and The Strange Tones. Food vendors also. Free music. Amphitheater on the alcohol-free campus green, Concordia University, 2900 N.E. Rosa Parks Way.

Event to feature Mexican rope skills
Aug. 9. 4-5 p.m. The Mendoza family presents traditional rope maneuvers of Mexican cowboys, wearing traditional clothing. They also perform ballet folklorico in traditional dress. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Film features Jersey rockers
Aug. 9. 9:30 p.m. “Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5,” a documentary about a 1990s New Jersey rock band of best friends who seemed to be on the way up when everything imploded. Q&A with director Jenni Matz. Tickets $8. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Center to celebrate Medicare
Aug. 10. 2:30-5 p.m. Celebrate the 49th birthdays of Medicare and Medicaid with birthday cake. Hear Dr. Paul Gorman from OHSU and state Rep. Jennifer Williamson outline how to keep the benefits strong. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Library to aid in job searches
Aug. 11 and 25. 1-5 p.m. A job seeker’s laboratory gives help filing for unemployment, updating a resume, applying for a job. Bring a laptop or use library computers. Free. Reservations required: (503) 988-4810. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Healthy eating fair targets seniors
Aug. 11. 2-5 p.m. A Healthy Eating Resource Fair, for people 55 and older, will include cooking demonstrations using fresh foods, information on the local Meals on Wheels program and the Oregon Farm Direct Nutrition Program. Eligible low-income attendees may get pre-printed checks to buy fresh produce. Free. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

County offers aid for ‘Clean Slate’
Aug. 12. 6-6:45 p.m. Need a fresh start? Project Clean Slate introduces resources and services for those with suspended driver’s licenses for unpaid fines, minor criminal convictions or other records with Multnomah County. The project is endorsed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, Multnomah County Public Defender office, Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles and the Independent Development Enterprise Alliance. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Bike journey inspires writer
Aug. 12. 7 p.m. Author Brian Benson will read from his book, “Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America.” A native of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, Benson met a young woman who daydreamed of bicycling across the United States. They left the Midwest, heading Somewhere West, winding up in Portland. Free reading. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Kids’ program features fun songs
Aug. 14. 4-4:45 p.m. Entertainer Courtney Campbell presents programs for families and children 3-8 years old, including songs “Toast,” “Jenny Has a Dog,” “The Camel with a Runny Nose” and one with the lyrics: “Billy Bradley bakes bread badly; Billy’s brother Ben bakes bread better….” Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Reptiles to visit library
Aug. 14. 4-5 p.m. Families may join Richard Ritchey, the Reptile Man, to meet his crew of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises. Free. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Yoga offered for families
Aug. 15. 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. Family yoga for parents and children age 3 or older to reduce stress, gain balance, get limber and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Free for members; non-member summer rate of $5 adults, $3 youth. Scholarships available. Pre-register: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunity center.org. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Class to offer first aid skills
Aug. 16. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Become Red Cross certified in first aid, learning basic life-saving skills, first-aid emergency measures and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Includes infant, child and adult methods. $45 members, $65 non-members. Pre-registration required: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

St. Charles plans reunion
Aug. 16. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. All alumni reunion, St. Charles School, with mass at 5 p.m., party at 6 p.m. Food, music, meet friends and view archives. $20 by Aug. 8, $30 at the door. Register at www.stcharlespdx.org or on Facebook www.facebook.com/stcharlespdx or office (503) 281-6461. St. Charles School, 4310 N.E. 42nd Ave.

Montavilla to stage jazz festival
Aug. 16 and 17. 2-11 p.m. Doors open 1 p.m. each day. The inaugural Montavilla Jazz Festival, presented by Montavilla Neighborhood Association and curated by the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble. Saturday headliners are Blue Cranes. Sunday headliners are George Colligan’s Theoretical Plants. One-day pass $10-$25 available only at the door. Information: montavillajazzfest.com. Post5 Theatre at Milepost 5, 850 N.E. 81st Ave.

Church offers healing service
Aug. 16. 5:30 p.m. A contemplative service of healing and wholeness with music in the Taize tradition. Free-will offering. Information: www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Oregon Woodshop Writers give reading
Aug. 19, 7 p.m. A local writing collective known as The Oregon Woodshop Writers will read from their new anthology, “Why in the Road: Forgive, Forget, Regrets.” The anthology includes humorous and emotional personal essays, poems and short fiction. Contributing authors are Corky Bentwood, Jaimie Caulley, Kathy Eaton, Dave King, Shirley Lewton, Susan MacMillan, Catherine Magdalena, Kerry McPherson, Mark Robben and June Selis. Free. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway. (503) 284-1726, ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540, www.broadwaybooks.net.

Try out devices for low vision
Aug. 19. 10-11 a.m. Learn about devices to assist individuals with low vision. Demonstrations and devices available to try out. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Read about snake, orchestra pit
Aug. 19. 11 a.m. Portland author-illustrator Johanna Wright has a release party for her new picture book, “The Orchestra Pit,” about a befuddled but endearing snake who wanders into the wrong pit — the orchestra pit. The snake interacts with instruments, musicians and conductor, causing general chaos. Music and snacks provided. Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Musicians to present world music
Aug. 19. 6-7 p.m. Indalo Wind, Jacob and Eric Walter, offer an acoustic blend of folk, blues, classical and jazz music, with a dash of poetry from around the world. Free. Information: (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Center to show ‘Budapest Hotel’
Aug. 22. 1 p.m. “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” with Ralph Fiennes, includes the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary European hotel concierge, and Zero Moustafa, a lobby boy who becomes his trusted friend. $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Storyteller to reveal nature tales
Aug. 23. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Storyteller Anne Rutherford tells stories about how early people made sense of volcanoes, thunderstorms and things falling from the sky. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

‘Makers’ Fair’ set on 42nd Avenue
Aug. 23. Noon to 6 p.m. During the 42nd Avenue Makers’ Faire, meet business owners and staff who make goods or provide services along 42nd Avenue. Tours, classes, contests, giveaways and tastings will be offered. Live music will include James Clem’s country tunes from noon to 2 p.m. and the Brassroots Movement band from 2-4 p.m. Businesses along Northeast 42nd Avenue near Alberta Street.

Kids to tinker at library
Aug. 23. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Kids may join Tinker Camp to imagine, design and create an arcade game using cardboard, recycled materials and electronic components such as LED lights and motors. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Stories to inspire dioramas
Aug. 23. 2 p.m. Diorama Day will include craft supplies to create a miniature scene, inspired by a book or story. Free but registration required because of limited space: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Forum slated for recently bereaved
Aug. 26. 11 a.m. to noon. Trained hospice staff will lead a forum, for the recently bereaved, titled “Seven Strategies: Coping with the Recent Death of a Loved One.” It offers suggestions on how to cope during the weeks and months following a death plus information on additional resources available in the community. Free. Registration is suggested with Anne Kister, (503) 215-4636 or gro.e1508350540cnedi1508350540vorp@1508350540retsi1508350540k.enn1508350540a1508350540. Providence Portland Medical Center, Cancer Center Room C, 4805 N.E. Glisan St.

Cartoonist to visit Green Bean
Aug. 30. 2 p.m. Cartoonist Matthew Holm will answer questions about his graphic novels, including “Squish #6: Fear the Amoeba,” and contributions to “Comics Squad: Recess.” He will lead a drawing activity with children. Free. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.org. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

ONGOING

Book store slates live music
Aug. 1. 10:30 a.m. Live music with Micah and Me, continues on Thursdays. Free. (503) 284-8294. www.achildrensplacebookstore.com. A Children’s Place Book Store, 4807 N.E. Fremont St.

Exercise aids arthritic joints
Aug. 4 and 6. 11 a.m. to noon. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Arthritis Foundation exercise program to promote joint flexibility, muscle strength, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Training system dispels stress
Aug. 5. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Recovery International, a non-profit Cognitive Behavioral Training system, to help cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness, nervous imbalance and other mental health issues. Information: (503) 810-2789, www.recoveryinternational.org and www.selfhelptools.org. Free-will offering. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave., between Sandy and Broadway.

Story time set for Thursdays
Aug. 7. 10:30 a.m. Story time every Thursday. Free. (503) 284-8294. www.achildrensplacebookstore.com. A Children’s Place Book Store, 4807 N.E. Fremont St. – Janet Goetze

July 2014

Jill McVarish’s “A is for Archer Who Shot at a Frog,” oil on burlap, is on display at Guardino Gallery.

Jill McVarish’s “A is for Archer Who Shot at a Frog,” oil on burlap, is on display at Guardino Gallery.

Jupiter exhibits fiber arts
July 1. Open 24 hours. Artist Beth Yazhan exhibits globally inspired fiber arts through July 22. (503) 230-8010. www.galleryatthejupiter.com. The Gallery at the Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

Kids’ stories inspire art exhibit
July 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The art theme is “Nursery Rhymes, Children’s Stories, Games & Toys.” Jill McVarish, oil painter; James C. Bassett, wood/metal games; Stephanie Brockway, carved wood; Steve Eichenberger, ceramic sculpture; Wayne Haack, kinetic toys; Gesine Kratzner, sculptor with animation background. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Artists work from songs
July 1. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Illustrative work of Bryan Collins and Kalina Torino in “What Our Eyes Heard,” an exhibit based on song lyrics. Continues to July 27. Free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. (503) 922-1500. www.screamingskygallery.com. Screaming Sky Gallery, 2025 N.E. Alberta St.

Author says heal the soil
July 2. 7 p.m. Portland author Kristin Ohlson will discuss her book, “The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet.” She introduces us to those whose work shows that the earth can be healed, often with low-tech solutions. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Reptile Man to introduce friends
July 3. 2-3 p.m. The Reptile Man, aka Richard Ritchey, will introduce his crew of snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Bird man to take parrot to library
July 3. 4-5 p.m. The Oregon Bird Man and his parrots bring the natural history of the birds, their behavior in captivity, responsible pet ownership and why some parrots are critically endangered. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Class to teach puppy manners
July 3-Aug. 7. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Positive training techniques are used for basic puppy manners. $155 for six-week class. (503) 285-7722. www.oregonhumane.org/pet_training. Manners Hall, Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

GEAR Con plans anachronisms
July 4. 7-10 p.m.; July 5. 8-11 p.m.; July 6. 7-10 p.m. Portland’s fourth GEAR Con, the annual Steampunk Festival, celebrates the alternate-industrial age science fiction and fantasy, neo-Victorian creativity and miscellaneous bohemian anachronism from the Regency to the Great War. Nightly entertainment $7- $10; day pass $20; three-day weekend pass $40. Tickets and details: http://PDXGearCon.com Doubletree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

Shop & adopt at pet store
July 5. noon to 3 p.m. Shop & Adopt with Oregon Humane Society. Information: Stephanie Kittrell (503) 416-5026. www.oregonhumane.org. Furever Pets, 1902 N.E. Broadway.

Youth soccer camp slated
July 7-11. 3:45-4:45 p.m. for ages 6-8; 4:45-5:45 p.m. for ages 9-12. Soccer camp focuses on fundamentals of passing, shooting, defense and teamwork. $32 members, $40 non-members. Scholarships available for those with financial need. Pre-registration required: (503) 284-3377. www.necommuntycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Center to offer swim classes
July 7-17 and July 21-31. Various times. Two-week learn-to-swim lessons for all ages, following American Red Cross progressive skills approach. $40 members, $56 non-members. Pre-registration required: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Young kids to hear stories
July 8. 10-10:30 a.m. The Albina library youth librarian will lead songs and stories for young children. Second floor, Concordia University’s George R. White Library & Learning Center, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

Insurance aid offered for seniors
July 8 and 22. Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) offers free help with Medicare and other health insurance associated with Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services. Free. Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

‘Mad Scientist’ to discuss water
July 10. 2-2:30 p.m. The Mad Scientist tells kids, especially those in grades 3 to 6, about the amazing attributes of water and why it’s important to conserve this resource. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killlingsworth St.

Songs to teach science facts
July 10. 4-4:45 p.m. Red Yarn takes young naturalists on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods where the animals of American folklore live together. In songs, puppetry and storytelling, Red Yarn compares animal lore and scientific fact, while children learn about life cycles and forest ecosystems. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Class to teach dog control
July 10 – Aug. 14. 7:30-8:30 p.m. “Reactive Rover,” a six-week class, helps dog owners gain better control of their pets with positive training techniques. $180 per dog. (503) 285-7722. www.oregonhumane.org. Manners Hall at Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

Learn signs of dementia
July 11. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease and what to do if attendee or someone they know has signs of dementia. Learn risk factors and how to get a diagnosis. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

‘Monuments Men’ film slated
July 11. 1 p.m. See the film “Monuments Men,” who were assigned to rescue art from Nazi looters during World War II. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray. $1 donated suggested. Registration and information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Sidewalk sale to aid senior center
July 12. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thrift store and gift shop sidewalk sale at Summer Block Buster Walk-About, a fund-raiser for the Hollywood Senior Center. Information or to sign-up: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Library plans talk about parrots
July 12. 11 a.m. to noon. The Oregon Bird Man introduces his parrots, and tells their history, their behavior and why some are endangered. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Puppets to reveal science facts
July 12. 3-3:45 p.m. Whiz, Bang, Boom! Professor Gabby’s in the Room, taking children on a science adventure with music and puppets. He shows that everything we see and touch, from animals to our food, has science behind it. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Jumpstart Your Writing class
July14-Aug. 4. 6:30-8:20 p.m. Wonder where writers get their ideas? Always wanted to write but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you write but want to write more. This fun, supportive class will prime your creative pump, uncover topics and much more. All levels welcome. Offered through Portland Community College. Course registration number: 34571. Meets at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. To register: Go to pcc.edu, then click through these steps: Class Schedule, Summer 2014/Non-credit Classes, Writing, Fundamentals, Jump Start Your Writing.

Class to focus on Kindle apps
July 15. 10-11 a.m. Tech talk with John Lucas teaches how to use a smart phone, computer or laptop to access books, magazines and periodicals using Kindle’s Free Reading Apps. Suggested donation $5. Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. (( 102))

Kindle class set at Jordan Center
July 15. 1-2 p.m. Tech talk with John Lucas is the same as above with registration at (503) 288-8303, but the location is Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Library plans Shakespeare talk
July 15. 6:30-7:30 p.m. For Shakespeare’s 450th birthday celebration, three actors provide information about who Shakespeare was, interspersed with some of the bard’s best-loved plays, sonnets and musical selections. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Book to follow lives of women
July 15. 7 p.m. Author Jacqueline Winspear will present her recent book, “The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War.” The book follows the lives of two women, friends since girlhood, who find their relationship strained after one embraces women’s suffrage and the other contemplates marriage to a farmer. Tickets are $26.99 and include a copy of the book. They are available through the website, broadwaybooks.net , or at the shop, Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Dawson Park to reopen mid-July
July 16. 6 p.m. Celebrate the revitalized Dawson Park with Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Development Commission and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Light refreshments and special guests. Free. North Williams Avenue and Stanton Street.

Program to feature gospel music
July 16-18. 6:30-8:30 p.m. and July 19 noon to 5 p.m. Totally gospel, country, southern gospel and all styles contemporary music. (503)287-4825. Portland Metropolitan Church, 5004 N.E. Sixth Ave., at Alberta Street.

Juggling to reveal science facts
July 17. 2-2:50 p.m. Leapin’ Louie ties his circus skills of juggling, lasso twirling, whip cracking and unicycling to science concepts in fun ways. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Youth to learn bike skills at library
July 18. Brian Lacy of BIKEmpowered will demonstrate safety checks, flat repairs, minor brake and gear adjusting for students in grades 6 to 12. He also will cover basic bike skills and exercises and answer questions Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Market plans Senior Day
July 19. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Day at the Hollywood Farmers Market will feature a free market tour at 10 a.m. and special vendor discounts for seniors. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Northeast Hancock Street between 44th and 45th avenues.

Garden tour to include music
July 19. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A self-guided tour of 15 gardens developed by designers, artists, botanists, nurserymen or plant geeks. Music performances, from Baroque to folk, are included. Tickets: $25 with proceeds to a First Unitarian Church musical tour to Ireland in July 2015. Order online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or purchase at Garden Fever!, Portland Nursery, Dennis 7-Dees, Cornell Farm and the Gardener’s Choice.

‘Knights’ to show combat arts
July 19. 11 a.m. to noon. The Knights of Veritas demonstrate the science of combat arts among medieval knights: leverage, geometry, physiology, chemistry, physics and more. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Market slates pet adoption time
July 19. noon to 3 p.m. Shop & Adopt with Oregon Humane Society. Information: (503) 416-5026. www.oregonhumane.org. Whole Foods Market, 2825 E. Burnside St.

Trainer to discuss dog problems
July 19. 12:30-1:30 p.m. A Problem Pooch Class with a certified professional dog trainer for anyone new to pet ownership, considering adopting a new pet or feeling frustrated with a dog. Leave the dog at home. Free. (503) 285-7722. www.oregonhumane.org. Ehmann classroom, Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

Historian-author to read from book
July 19. 1 p.m. Historian and author Barbara Corrado Pope will read from one of her mysteries set in late 19th century France: “Cezanne’s Quarry,” “The Blood of Lorraine” and “The Missing Italian Girl.” Each deals with tensions between faith and scientific investigation, the role of the artist, the position of women, anti-Semitism and ethnic identity. (503) 384-8228. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 6700 N.E. 29th Ave.

Service offers Taize music
July 19. 5:30 p.m. A contemplative service of healing and wholeness with music in the Taize tradition. Free-will offering. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

‘Signatures’ plan park program
July 19. 6-8 p.m. Signatures, four women who sing new arrangements of old songs, will perform in a program sponsored by the Rose City Park and Hollywood neighborhood associations. www.signaturesmusic.com. Rose City Park, Northeast 62nd Avenue and Thompson Street.

Al Andalus to sing in library
July 19. 6:30-7:15 p.m. The Al Andalus Ensemble performs songs in Ladino, Arabic and Spanish accompanied by the oud, ney, karnanja, flamenco guitar and darbuka. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Kenton library plans Irish music
July 20. 3-4 p.m. The Stomptowners bring traditional song, music and dance to show the journey of Irish music and dance to America. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Quartet to present uplifting music
July 21. 2-2:30 p.m. The Philathain Gospel Quartet presents a concert of uplifting music. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Aid offered disabled job seekers
July 22. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Empowerment Conference 2014 offers 10 workshops for people with disabilities, including veterans, students and other job seekers. Free. (971) 244-0305. www.insightemployment.org/empowerment. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1441 N.E. Second Ave.

Gluten-free baking outlined
July 22. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn gluten-free baking basics with Dori Oliver of Nourishing Foodways. Learn how to make gluten-free French bread, check cookbooks and taste samples. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Author to speak at library
July 22. 6-7:45 p.m. Hear best-selling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of 30 youth and adults books, discuss her work, including “Let the Church Say Amen” and “Good Girlz.” Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Writers to speak at book store
July 22. 7 p.m. Meet short-story writers Kathleen Lane, Matthew Robinson, Domi Shoemaker and Cindy Williams Gutierrez whose works are in an anthology, “The Night, and the Rain, and the River,” edited by Liz Prato. Published by Forest Avenue Press, a Portland-based small press. Free. (503) 284-1726. ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Young sleuths to gain information
July 23. 4-5 p.m. Forensic fun teaches young people how to become science detectives, collecting evidence from fingerprints, fibers, spatters and handwriting samples. Chemistry samples can crack the case! Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Jupiter to exhibit landscapes
July 24. Open 24 hours. Exhibit of “Constructed Landscapes” by Portland artists Hickory Mertsching and Brooke Weston. Through Sept. 23. (503) 230-8010. www.galleryatthejupiter.com. The Gallery at the Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

Songs, stories slated for children
July 24. 1:30-2 p.m. The Albina library youth librarian will lead songs and stories for young children. Free. Second floor, Concordia University’s George R. White Library & Learning Center, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

Science facts to erupt
July 24. 2-2:45 p.m. With Spin! Pop! Boom! the Mad Scientist creates many versions of erupting science. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Puppets to twist old tales
July 24. 4-4:45 p.m. Dragon Theater Puppets presents “The True Story of the Three Little Wolves,” who tell their version of what happened to them in such tales as “Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Peter and the Wolf.” Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Hollywood meeting set
July 24. 7-8:30 p.m. Residents, property owners and business owners are invited to the Hollywood Neighborhood Association quarterly general meeting. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Streisand film scheduled
July 25. 1 p.m. View the film “The Guilt Trip,” starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan. Inventor Andy Brewster takes an unexpected cross-country trip with his mother. $1 suggested donation. Pizza and soft drink availablefor $2. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Author-artist to read new book
July 26. 2 p.m. Author and artist Maggie Rudy reads from her new book, “I Wish I Had a Pet,” about a mouse pining for the perfect pet. Then she shares some of her miniature-making secrets. Free. Daytime information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Yodeler to take music to park
July 26. 6-8 p.m. Larry Wilder & the Stumptown Stars perform Americana music, with guitar, banjo and maybe a little yodeling. Sponsored by the Rose City Park and Hollywood neighborhood association. www.larrywildermusic.net. Rose City Park, Northeast 62nd Avenue and Thompson Street.

Bach for dancing on schedule
July 26. 8 p.m. The debut performance of ARCO-PDX (Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra of Portland) will include music by C.P.E. (Emanuel) Bach, suitable for dancing and ordering drinks, if desired. A sound engineer will optimize equalization and volume balance. Designer Matthew “Roz” Rosvold of Phee Lighting will produce coordinated stage lighting Tickets $13 in advance, $15 at the door. www.arcopdx.com. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave.

‘Big Float’ planned on river
July 27. noon. The Big Float 4, a flotilla of people in required life jackets will climb in inner tubes at Poet’s Beach, under the Marquam Bridge’s west side, and float to Tom McCall Bowl south of the Hawthorne Bridge’s west side. A music barge, food carts and free chair massages available, plus a kids’ activity area and art for all ages. Registration through July 13 is $6 at thebigfloat.com. Proceeds go to not-for-profit Human Access Project, aimed at people gaining access to the Willamette River. www.humanaccessproject.com

Grant High School 5th Annual All-Alumni Picnic
July 27. 1-4 p.m. Bring your lunch and family. Dessert will be provided. Wilshire Park, NE 33rd Ave. and Skidmore St. For more information: Bob Stayton, moc.l1508350540oa@in1508350540mulat1508350540narg1508350540, (503) 799-0785.

Fairies due at book store
July 27. 1 p.m. Fairy Day: read fairy stories, build fairy houses, make fairy crowns to take home. $10 per child. Registration required: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Kids to explore book art
July 28-31. 9 a.m. to noon. Book Buddies pre-school mini-camp for children ages 4-6. Explore a different children’s author each day and do crafts related to illustrations in “Brown Bear,” “Curious George,” “Goodnight Moon” and others. Fee $62 for members, $77 for non-members. Scholarships available. Registration: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Shop plans family book club
July 30. 4-5 p.m. The summer family book club, for readers ages 8-12 and their parents, will discuss “The Ever Afters #1: Of Giants and Ice,” by Shelby Bach. She will attend to answer questions about her book. Free. Copies of the book will be available at a discounted price for book club members. Sign up: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Puppets to reveal China images
July 31. 2-2:45 p.m. See images of China with puppets and music that blend elegance, humor and special effects. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Kids to try out instruments
July 31. 4-5:30 p.m. Kids can try out new instruments with Vibe of Portland, and maybe learn a note or two. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Guardino slates art opening
July 31. 6-9 p.m. Opening reception for Sidnee Snell, fiber art; Deborah Unger, figurative wood sculpture; William Hernandez, paintings; Mary Moore, ceramic sculpture. To Aug. 26. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

UPCOMING

Fremont Fest returns Aug. 2
Aug. 2. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Beaumont Business Association presents the 28th annual Fremont Fest with live music, entertainment, food, pub crawl. Children gather at 9:30 a.m. at Beaumont Middle School parking lot for 10 a.m. bike and pet parade. Free. Schedule and map: www.businessonfremont.com. Northeast Fremont Street closed between 42nd and 50th avenues.

ONGOING

Group to aid depression
July 1. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. The Depression and Anxiety Support Group Recovery International is a non-profit cognitive behavioral training system to help people cope with a nervous imbalance, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues. Free will offering. Call (503) 810-2789 for details or www.recoveryinternational.org or www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave. – Janet Goetze

June 2014

Opera Theater Oregon is presenting “Giasone and the Argonauts” at the Hollywood Theatre.

Opera Theater Oregon is presenting “Giasone and the Argonauts” at the Hollywood Theatre.

Print makers reveal methods
June 1. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Printed Matters” is an exhibition of international artists revealing their methods, media and finished printmaking. Free to view. (503) 922-1500. www.screamingskygallery.com. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Screaming Sky Gallery, 2025 N.E. Alberta St.

Painters, sculptors show work
June 1. noon to 4 p.m. Paula Blackwell shows encaustic paintings, Esteban Hermida-Espada shows ceramic sculpture, Carolyn Garcia exhibits acrylic and pencil paintings and Jacquie Walton shows ceramic sculptures. Through June 24. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Arts to reduce caregiver stress
June 1. 1-4 p.m. PDX Vox Director Marie Schumacher leads an arts workshop for often-stressed caregivers for self-care and healthy reflection. Use music, poetry, art and writing. $35, materials included. Registration at pdxvox.com. Spark Art Center, 1805 N.E. 36th Ave.

Reception to include wildlife painter
June 1. 2-4 p.m. Reception to meet award-winning painter Jim Lamb, whose wildlife and landscape work will be on display to June 27. Free. Also meet local artists Jan Hardenburger, Jan Young, Randall Verner, Lea Topliff and Rosemary Caffarelli. George R. White Library, Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

Lloyd market plans opening
June 3. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Lloyd Farmers Market opens with fresh produce, live music and lunch options. www.lloydfarmersmarket.com. Oregon Square Courtyard, Northeast Holladay Street between Seventh and Ninth Avenues.

Create hat, view junior parade
June 4. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Create a festive hat for the Junior Rose Festival Parade. Free. (503) 281-6757. www.sparkartscenter.com. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

Pros to select youth film winners
June 4. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Professional producers and designers will award top prizes to finalists in the fifth annual International Youth Silent Film Festival. Adults $10. Students with valid I.D. and youth under 12, free. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Fred Meyer Junior Parade
June 4. 1-2 p.m. Part of the Portland Rose Festival since 1936, the Junior Parade is the nation’s oldest and largest children’s parade. Includes bands, dance teams, kids in costume, decorated bikes and more. Free. Starts at Northeast 52nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, then heads southwest on Sandy Boulevard. rosefestival.org

DaVinci plans rose show
June 5. 7:15-8 a.m. School families and neighbors may drop off a single rose or bouquets at the entrance to DaVinci Arts Middle School. Ribbons will be awarded in various categories. A display of blooms will continue to 5:30 p.m. Information: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540wohse1508350540sorkv1508350540d1508350540. DaVinci Arts Middle School, 2508 N.E. Everett St.

Gallery shows book art
June 5. noon to 6 p.m. “Book Power Redux,” an international juried exhibition of book art, from 55 artists, focusing on social and political issues. Through July 26. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday or by appointment. www.23sandy.com. 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 N.E. 23rd Ave.

Opera adapts to modern times
June 5. 7 p.m. Continues 7 p.m. June 6 and 7. Opera Theater Oregon presents “Giasone and the Argonauts,” an adaptation and mash-up of Venetian Baroque music and contemporary artistry. OTO’s mission is to bring opera back into pop culture.  Tickets $12 general admission, $5 for children 12 and younger. hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Greek isle inspires paintings
June 6. 7 p.m. Opening reception for an exhibit of Greek island oil paintings by native Portlander Sharon McNeil, professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Exhibit continues to Sept. 15. Free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; 2-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 1 p.m. Sundays. (503) 858-8567. hellenicamericancc.org. Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum, 3131 N.E. Glisan St.

Post5 revives Shakespeare
June 6. 7:30 p.m. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare REVISED,” directed by Cassandra Boice. Continues 7:30 p.m.Thursdays through Sundays to June 28, except June 13 and 20. Tickets $15 except Sundays when patrons pay what they can. www.postfivetheatre.org/tickets and www.boxofficetickets.com. Post5 Theatre, 850 N.E. 81st Ave., entrance on Oregon Street.

New book teaches window safety
June 7. 1 p.m. Local mom Becca Keen Cunningham reads from her book, “If Kids Could Float,” about window safety. Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Black women reveal lives
June 7. 1 p.m. “My Walk Has Never Been Average,” a multi-media presentation based on interviews with African-American women in construction, revealing accomplishments in the face of oppressions. A community forum will follow this August Wilson Red Door Project. Tickets $10 from (503) 445-6658 or www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=272935. Executive director Bonnie Ratner at (503) 954-3184 or gro.t1508350540cejor1508350540prood1508350540der@e1508350540innob1508350540. Self Enhancement, Inc., 3920 N. Kerby Ave.

Country musicians plan show
June 7. 9 p.m. The Caleb Klauder Country Band performs with the singing duo of Copper and Coal for 21 and over. $10. www.copperandcoalmusic.com and www. calebklauder.com. (503) 493-3600. The Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St.

Kids to play barefoot soccer
June 8. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Barefoot soccer for boys and girls, grades 2 to 8. Four- to 15-minute matches scheduled throughout the day with Grassroot Soccer, an international HIV non-profit using the sport to educate and inspire communities to stop the spread of HIV. www.portlandbarefootsoccer.org. Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Choir to sing Broadway’s best
June 8. 3 p.m. “The Best of Broadway” concert will include the adult choir performing selections from “The Music Man” and “Brigadoon.” The bell choir, brass ensemble and various singers will complete the program with selections from other musicals. Free-will offering. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Learn to cut clutter
June 8. 3-3:45 p.m. In “Getting Organized 101,” learn why clutter happens, how to stop cluttering and how to stay organized. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or at the Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Swim classes to begin
June 10. 6 a.m. Start to register for learn-to-swim lessons for all ages. Classes begin June 23 for eight weeks or two-week fast-track sessions. $40 for NECC members; $56 non-members. Scholarships available. (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Learn to use mobile devices
June 11. 5:30-7 p.m. Get one-on-one help with a mobile device and its applications, e-books or audiobooks. Registration required: (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Play confronts prejudices
June 11. 7:30 p.m. “Invasion!” by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, is hilarious, unsettling and poignant in confronting cultural identities and prejudices about identity, race and language. Official opening 7:30 p.m. June 13. Wednesdays-Sundays 7:30 p.m.; closing show 10 p.m. June 27. Tickets $15 students, $20 general at (503) 358-4660 or www.badasstheatre.org. Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.

Author to present China memoir
June 12. 7 p.m. Tony Brasunas will present his book, “Double Happiness: One Man’s Tale of Love, Loss and Wonder on the Long Roads of China.” He taught English in China then set off with backpack across the Silk Road, encountering friendship, danger, romance and wild experiences. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net . Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Imago slates one-act plays
June 12-15. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. One-act plays, “Pullman Car Hiawatha” by Thornton Wilder and “Pimento” by Jerry Mouawad. $10 to $20. Rated “R” for graphic gestures. (503) 231-9581 or Tickets West, (503) 224-8499. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

Booksellers plan used book fair
June 13. 2-8 p.m.; June 14. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rose City Used Book Fair, including bargain books, rare and collectible books, ephemera and prints from 40 independent members of The Portland Area Used Booksellers’ Association. Admission $2 or $1 plus one can of food for Oregon Food Bank. (503) 249-0344. www.pauba.org. gro.a1508350540buap@1508350540riafk1508350540oob1508350540. Double Tree Hotel at Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

Book sale to benefit cat shelter
June 14. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The House of Dreams Cat Shelter used books and bake sale, including vegan treats. Proceeds benefit the no-kill, free-roam shelter in Northeast Portland. www.kittydreams.org. Parking lot of Portland Yoga Arts, 4440 N.E. Glisan St.

Safety class offered for kids
June 14. 1-3:30 p.m. “When I’m in Charge,” a Red Cross class for ages 8-11, includes internet safety, first aid and personal safety practices when a parent isn’t available. $52 NECC members; $65 non-members, supplies included. Scholarships available. (503) 284-3377. Registration required: www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Author to present ‘Portland ABC’
June 14. 2 p.m. John Skewes presents his new books, “Portland ABC” and “Larry Loves Portland!” Then he leads a drawing activity. Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
‘Dolly Parton’ night slated
June 14. 8 p.m. Ninth annual Dolly Parton Hoot Night Night! Portland musicians pay tribute to the iconic country singer. $12. Minors only when accompanied by an adult. (503) 719-6055. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Concordia plans library fun
June 17. 10-10:30 a.m. The Albina library’s youth librarian leads songs and stories for young children. Free. Concordia University’s George R. White Library, second floor, Jody Thurston NW Center for Children’s Literature, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

Clown to lead engineering activity
June 19. 4-4:45 p.m. In “Balloon City Experiments,” Charles the Clown and Biscuit the Dog use balloons and props to conduct silly, but sound, engineering experiments. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Juneteenth celebration planned
June 19. 6-7:30 p.m. With words and music, celebrate Juneteenth, remembering June 19, 1865, when Union solders took the news to Texas that the enslaved in the South were now free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Family yoga aids all ages
June 20. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Family yoga can introduce children to yoga through music, rhyme, stories and play. Caregivers release stress and nurture themselves. Continues July 18 and Aug. 15. Free. www.yogacontinuum.com or www.greenbeanbooks.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

‘Wisdom of Elders’ features arts
June 20. 6:30 p.m. “An Evening with Wisdom of the Elders,” featuring Native American arts and cultural presentations plus a traditional salmon dinner. Presented by Providence Health & Services. Tickets $50 each at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/529546. Information: Carma Corcoran, moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540amrac1508350540naroc1508350540roc1508350540. www.wisdomoftheelders.org. Melody Ballroom, 614 S.E. Alder St.

Kids’ cooking planned at market
June 21. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids’ Day at the Hollywood Farmers Market includes Joanna Sooper of Turnip the Heat Cooking School leading young market-goers in a demonstration of easy produce preparations. Free. hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Northeast Hancock Street between 44th and 45th avenues.

Babysitter training offered
June 21. 1-4:30 p.m. and June 22, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Red Cross babysitter training for ages 11 to 15 includes good decision-making, problem solving, handling emergencies, good practices in caring for infants and children. $88 NECC members, $110 non-members. Scholarships available. (503) 284-3377. Pre-registration required. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Artist to read ‘Rotten Ralph’ book
June 21. 2 p.m. Illustrator Nicole Rubel reads from a new book, “Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Family,” then leads a party. Decorate cookies, make finger puppets and craft birthday cards. Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Labyrinth walk, healing service planned
June 21. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth walk in the second floor Great Hall. At 5:30 p.m., a Healing & Wholeness Service in the sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Gathering focuses on wild food
June 22. noon to 4 p.m. Finger food potluck followed by informational programs of Leaven Summer Connect: wild edible plant tasting, cheese and juice making, insect box construction, live music and raffle prizes. Also knife and tool sharpening. Information: www.leavenproject.org. Salt and Light Lutheran Church, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave., at Killingsworth St.

Tennis tourney to draw 100 players
June 23-29. 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. More than 100 players are expected for the 2014 adidas Open Tennis Championship, presented by Capital Pacific Bank. Portland native Travis Parrott, winner of the 2009 U.S. Open Mixed Doubles Grand Slam, is expected. Open to the public. Information: www.irvingtonclub.com. The Irvington Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.

Youth to learn bike safety
June 23-27. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Licensed to Bike” camp for youths ages 8 to 14 to learn bike safety and maintenance. End each day with a pool swim. $224 NECC members, $280 non-members. Scholarships available. Before and after care available. (503) 284-3377. Pre-registration required. www.necommunity center.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Concordia to host kids’ events
June 26. 1:30-2 p.m. The Albina library’s youth librarian leads songs and stories for young children. Free. The Concordia University George R. White Library, second floor, in the Jody Thurston NW Center for Children’s Literature, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

Puppets to teach electricity
June 26. 2-2:40 p.m. “You’re Electric,” a Dragon Theater puppet show about the history, science, invention and safety behind electricity. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Red Cross slates first aid class
June 28. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Red Cross first aid class offers a certificate. Learn how to use an automated external defibrillator, basic life-saving skills and how to care for a variety of emergencies. $45 NECC members, $65 non-members. (503) 284-3377. Pre-registration required. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Graphic novelist to read from book
June 28. 2 p.m. Graphic novelist Chris Bolton reads from “Smash: Trial by Fire” about a 10-year-old boy who inherits the powers and villains of his superhero idol. Bolton also leads a writing session for graphic novel dialogue. Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Journey from Baghdad to Cordoba
June 28. 3-4 p.m. Join the Al-Andalus Ensemble in a cultural journey from Baghdad to Cordoba in music and dance. Start in the ancient Middle East and end centuries later with exuberant flamenco in Medieval Spain. The program is a Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities with the American Library Association. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Bug Chicks to show insects
June 28. 3-4:30 p.m. The Bug Chicks, two bug scientists or entomologists, help kids explore the world of insects, spiders and their relatives. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Flute player slated at fellowship
June 28. 6 p.m. Silent auction and visit with Geri Littlejohn, Native American flute player. Her performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Free-will offering. (503) 846-1755. Wilshire Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

Book store plans ‘Superhero Day’
June 29. 1 p.m. Sensational Superhero Day with stories, kryptonite scavenger hunt and making cape and mask. $10. Registration required: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

ONGOING

Citizenship classes slated
June 2-July 7. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about the process for becoming a citizen in a series of six classes with library volunteers who speak English. Study United States history and government for the examination. For information, call (503) 988-6318. Registration required online, in the library or by calling (503) 988-5234. Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Support offered for depression
June 3. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A depression and anxiety support group, sponsored by Recovery International, a non-profit cognitive behavioral training system. Free-will offering. (503) 810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org or www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

Cully to open farmers market
June 5. 4 to 7 p.m. Continues Thursdays to Sept. 25. Fresh local produce, food booths and world music. www.CullyFarmersMarket.com. Cully Farmers Market, Northeast 42nd Avenue between Sumner and Alberta streets.

UPCOMING

Jumpstart Your Writing class
July14-Aug. 4. 6:30-8:20 p.m. Wonder where writers get their ideas? Always wanted to write but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you write but want to write more. This fun, supportive class will prime your creative pump, uncover topics and much more. All levels welcome. Offered through Portland Community College. Course registration number: 34571. Meets at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. To register: Go to pcc.edu, then click through these steps: Class Schedule, Summer 2014/Non-credit Classes, Writing, Fundamentals, Jump Start Your Writing.

SUN School slates writing camp
July 21-25. 10 a.m. to noon. Creative Writing Camp for ages 10 and older. Write from prompts that may become poems, stories, personal essays. Led by Pushcart-nominated writer Linda Ferguson. $36 for city residents. $46 for non-residents. Register online at www.PortlandParks.org or call (503) 916-5615. Information: www.bylindaferguson.blogspot.com. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.

May 2013

The Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council are sponsoring a free bicycle tour through Portland’s Columbia South Shore Well Field. (Columbia Slough Watershed Council)

The Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council are sponsoring a free bicycle tour through Portland’s Columbia South Shore Well Field. (Columbia Slough Watershed Council)

Events are listed in the order in which they will take place, followed by ongoing and upcoming events. To be considered for inclusion, entries should be submitted to ofni.1508350540swen-1508350540rats@1508350540lairo1508350540tide1508350540.

Swim classes to start
May 1. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Begin sign-up for five-week swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Classes start May 12. $25 community center members, $37 non-members. Scholarships available. Information and registration: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave

Donate food, get a massage
May 1. Times vary. Through mid-May. Help fill the food barrel for the Oregon Food Bank and gain a discount on massage. (503) 235-5086. www.innerweavemassage.com. Innerweave Massage, 812 N.E. 28th Ave.
Help available with computers
May 1 & 15. 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Tutor John Lucas gives one-on-one help with basic computer skills. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Free. Charles Jordan Community Center computer lab, 9009 Foss Ave.

Artists work in many media
May 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continues to May 27. Artist Gillian Freney paints on frosted Mylar with oils then uses subtraction techniques; sculptor Karen Croner uses mixed media to create characters from Grimm’s fairy tales; Mari Livie works with fiber and thread; Alison Ericksen works with wire and ceramics. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Hispanic students gain honors
May 1. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Latino students from Oregon and Southwest Washington who will receive college scholarships will be recognized in a luncheon sponsored by the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Gov. John Kitzhaber will be a speaker. Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members. Information or RSVP: (503) 222-0280 or moc.n1508350540ogero1508350540ccmh@1508350540ofni1508350540. Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.

Play explores family ties
May 1. 7:30 p.m. Continues to June 1. Portland Playhouse presents “After the Revolution,” by Amy Herzog. Emma Joseph is heir to a leftist family tradition, but when she learns her grandfather may have shared secrets with the Soviets, she struggles with disappointment. Tickets $15-$36. www.portlandplayhouse.org. (503) 488-5822. Portland Playhouse at The Church, 602 N.E. Prescott St.

Restored ‘Godzilla’ on bill
May 2-6. Times vary. A new digital restoration of “Godzilla” for the 60th anniversary of the Japanese original directed by Ishiro Honda. Tickets $8 general, $6 for students, seniors. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 281-4215. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Neighborhood clean-up slated
May 3. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Neighborhood clean-up accepts wood waste, scrap metal, tires, electronics, yard debris and mixed waste. Helensview School, 8678 N.E. Sumner St.

Buy plants, eat tacos
May 3. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A garden plants sale with Indian tacos available at 11:30 a.m. Wheelchair accessible. Information: (503) 281-0324. The Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

Church to recycle Styrofoam
May 3. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring Styrofoam #6 plastic or polystyrene for recycling. Free but donations appreciated to offset costs. In the courtyard at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

Learn acrylic paint skills
May 3. 3-5:30 p.m. “Paint Your Own Picasso” to learn acrylic paint skills and a little art history. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Bowlers to aid animals
May 4. 11 a.m. “Bowl for the Paws” to support animals at the Oregon Humane Society. Each bowling team will play four games in a Scotch Doubles Tournament. $25 per person with advance registration; $30 at the event. Register and play at Interstate Lanes, 6049 N. Interstate Ave.

Bach choir plans concert
May 4. 2 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir, conducted by Ralph Nelson, will feature J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 39, Hans Leo Hassler’s “Missa Secundo,” G.F. Handels Organ Concerto No. 13 (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) with organist John Vergin. A free-will offering will be taken. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

‘Female Nomad’ author to speak
May 6. 7 p.m. Rita Golden Gelman, author of “Tales of a Female Nomad,” “Female Nomad and Friends” and “Breaking Bread Around the World” plus children’s books, left an elegant Los Angeles life to connect with people in cultures all over the world. She will discuss her nomadic life. Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Sculptor explores relationships
May 6. noon to 8 p.m. Ceramic sculptor Amy Zirkle explores ideas about human relationships, complexities in communication and the masks we wear in daily life. Free to visit. (503) 280-6329. Hours noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Open Last Thursday. Six Days Art, 2724 N.E. Alberta St.

Learn to cook with quinoa
May 6. 6:30-8 p.m. Discover how to make a variety of dishes using gluten-free quinoa, a South American grain, with Lauren Chandler. www.LaurenChandlerCooks.com. $40. Registration (503) 701-8766. Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center East, 3115 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Organist plans varied music
May 6. 7:30 p.m. Internationally heralded organist Hector Olivera will present a concert of classical and Broadway music. Free-will offering will be taken to benefit a church mission area. (503) 281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Play features Jim Pepper story
May 8. 7:30 p.m. Continues 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays to May 31. “The Jim Pepper Project,” featuring the story and music of an Oregon born, Native American jazz musician who wrote and recorded the 1969 hit “Witchi Tai To.” With a Native American cast. Tickets: $15 to $35. Triangle Productions box office: (503) 239-5919. www.tripro.org. The Sanctuary, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Center to show film ‘Gravity’
May 9. 1 p.m. Movie “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Free but $1 donation appreciated for Hollywood Senior Center. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

Senior center to show ‘Philomena’
May 9. 1 p.m. Movie “Philomena,” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. A world-weary journalist helps a woman, forced to give up her child for adoption, search for him. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Pizza lunch available for $2. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Family yoga class slated
May 9. 6:45-7 p.m. Yoga for the family to reduce stress, gain balance, get limber. Free for members, $10 for non-member adults, $5 youth. Information and registration: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Madison South plans clean-up
May 10. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Madison South neighborhood clean-up accepts scrap metal, tires, mixed waste. Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

Natural beauty products offered
May 10. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enhance her natural beauty with available products, DIY lotions and foods to enhance an inner glow. Free. Whole Foods Market, Hollywood, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Story time slated for families
May 10 and 17. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Family story time for children 6 years and younger with an adult. Free. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Families to create floral bouquet
May 10. 2-4 p.m. A family activity is making a floral arrangement and personalized card using colored nylon and wires, bendable into flower shapes. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Authors to lead trivia game
May 10. 2 p.m. “Kidlit trivia” with children’s authors Robin Herrera (“Hope is a Ferris Wheel”), Mary Elizabeth Summer (“Trust Me, I’m Lying”) and Chris Struyk-Bonn (“Whisper”). They present new books, about strong female protagonists, for middle grades in a Jeopardy-style trivia game. Free. (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Plant sale to benefit Food Bank
May 11. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buy perennials, veggies and other garden treats brought by several families of gardeners to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. (503) 239-5794. 5919 N.E. Alberta St.

Sunday Parkways outlined
May 11. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Parkways in East Portland where streets will be cleared of traffic for walkers, runner, bike riders and rollers. Events planned along the way. See route: www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/480764

Make calzone at library
May 11. 3-4 p.m. Bring a rolling pin and learn to make calzone dough for the Italian peasant pockets handy for school or work lunches. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Jeff fest slates ‘Journey of Man’
May 13. 6-7:45 p.m. “Journey of Man” is part of Jefferson High School’s annual Multicultural Film Festival. A discussion follows the film. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Sing Portland! plans reception
May 13. 7-9 p.m. Sing Portland! is a non-audition, 60-member community choir teaching songs by ear, through call and response. Free rehearsal with reception. www.singportland.com. The Little Church, 5138 N.E. 23rd Ave.

Writer to discuss deforestation
May 14. 6-7:30 p.m. Local author William Flynn will discuss his novel, “Direct Action,” a story of resistance to the deforestation of Sumatra, based on his observations and research into the work of religious, political and social activists. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Author to discuss books for teens
May 14. 7-9 p.m. Author and educator Sharon M. Draper will present the 2014 Teen Author Lecture. She will autograph her books, available for purchase after the lecture. Free. Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, 705 N. Killingsworth St.

Group aids caregivers
May 14. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of every month. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group for caregivers and family members to share ideas for coping and caring. Drop-ins welcome. Free. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Dogs to listen to young readers
May 15. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Children may improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Registration is required at (503) 988-5362. Albina Library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Seniors, Boomers to dance
May 15. 5-7 p.m. Senior & Boomer Dance to live music. Refreshments served. $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Talk to outline technology & brain
May 15. 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Plugged In: Technology’s Impact on Brains, Relationship & the Self.” Portland psychologist Doreen Dodgen-Magee brings fact-paced, research-based information. Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Free. Pre-registration encouraged: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Puppies learn to romp together
May 16. 5-5:45 p.m. “Puppy Romps” exposes puppies to new dogs when they are young which may prevent behavioral problems as they mature. Free. www.oregonhumane.org . (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society, Animal Medical & Learning Center, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

Grant Park plans clean-up
May 17. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grant Park Neighborhood Association annual clean-up. Information: http://grantpark-na.org/. Grant Park Church parking lot, Northeast 34th Avenue and Knott Street.

Clean-up slated at St. Rose
May 17. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rose City Park-Hollywood neighborhoods’ clean-up accepting scrap metal, tires. St. Rose School, 2727 N.E. 45th Ave.

Writers slated on ‘Storytime Day’
May 17. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local illustrators and authors of children’s books will read throughout the day as part of “Indies First Storytime Day,” a national program to invite children’s writers to independent book stores. Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo will be the “Indies” emissary. Free. No registration required. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Norse to celebrate with food, music
May 17. 1 p.m. Doors open for celebration of Norway’s Bicentennial Constitution Day. Norwegian foods for sale. Flag parade at 3 p.m. with bands and fjord horses. Scandinavian Chorus, speakers at 4 p.m. Dance for all ages at 6 p.m. www.NorseHall.org. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

Library offers aid for e-devices
May 17. 3:30-5 p.m. One-on-one help offered to operate mobile devices and applications, e-books and audiobooks. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Labyrinth walk, healing service planned
May 17. 4-6 p.m. Walk a labyrinth for contemplation in the second floor Great Hall. At 5:30 p.m. a healing and wholeness service, with music in the Taize tradition, in the sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

5th Annual Kenton Street Fair
May 18. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music, kids’ activities and more. Last year’s vendors included Kenny & Zukes, Supportland, Little Red Press, Locket2You lockets, Singing Planet Bikes, Entwined, N. Portland Tool Library. Held in the heart of downtown Kenton commercial district on Denver Avenue between N. Schofield and N. Willis. http://kentonbusiness.com/events/.

Mz. Pearl to visit library
May 18. 2-2:45 p.m. Mz. Pearl’s Variety Show will bring a clown show with magic, comedy, juggling and dance. Heather Pearl’s show delights all ages. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Aging in ‘village’ explained
May 18. 2 p.m. Learn how to stay in your own home as you age with a community village concept. Free. Information: Margaret Baldwin (503) 895-2750. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Men learn to stretch for health
May 19. 1:30 p.m. Introduction to stretching for men, to increase flexibility, improve balance and lower blood pressure. Free. A class runs June 2-23. Information and registration (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Get the most out of Medicare
May 21. 10 a.m. Medicare preventive services Learn to get the most out of your Medicare benefits with Jane Henry, certified agent. Information at Hollywood Senior Center (503) 288-8303. Free. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

Sign language to tell stories
May 21. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Author Dawn Prochovnic, founder of Small Talk Learning, leads an interactive sign language story time for babies and toddlers. Signed copies of her new book “Hip, Hip, Hooray! It’s Family Day!” will be sold for $15. Reading/signing is free. (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Speaker to outline ‘happiness’ myths
May 21. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Life coach Gary Adams will present “The Myths of Happiness: Learn How These Myths Can Make You Unhappy.” Free but registration required in the library or (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Train dogs in positive ways
May 22. 6-7 p.m. Owners gain better control of their dogs and learn positive training techniques in a six-week class called “Reactive Rover.” $180 per dog. Register: www.oregonhumane.org/pet_training. Oregon Humane Society Manners Hall, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

Seed swap to aid Emerson Garden
May 22. 7-9 p.m. Alexa Wiley and the Wilderness Band host a “seed trade.” Share seeds, take seeds and talk about seeds and gardens. Donations for seeds will benefit Emerson Community Garden, 822 N.E. Emerson St. (503) 249-3983. McMenamins Kennedy School gym, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

Film focuses on backup singers
May 23. 1 p.m. Award-winning documentary, “20 Feet from Stardom,” starring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill. The focus is on background singers for rock, pop and R&B hits with vintage footage of performances and interviews. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Pizza lunch available for $2. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Kenton bills plant sale
May 24. 9 a.m. to noon. Plants offered for sale by the Kenton Neighborhood Association. Anyone willing to donate plants before the sale may contact moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540riahc1508350540ank1508350540. Sale at Historic Kenton Firehouse yard, 8105 N. Brandon Ave.

Roseway plans clean-up
May 24. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Roseway neighborhood clean-up accepting wood waste, scrap metal, reusable building materials, bulky waste. No hazardous waste. Suggested donation: $10 per car, $15 truck, $20 large truck. Volunteers also needed: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540reetn1508350540ulovy1508350540aweso1508350540r1508350540 . Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

Collage class for young artists
May 24. 1-3 p.m. Children may create a painted paper collage, learning about primary, secondary and complementary colors. Cut or tear shapes to overlap and glue to make a picture, plus explore ways to add texture. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Quick pickles class slated
May 24. 1-3 p.m. Cook a batch of quick pickles from fresh produce. $15. Register: moc.s1508350540doofe1508350540lohw@1508350540eroom1508350540.eiss1508350540ej1508350540. Whole Foods Market, Hollywood, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Kids to read to dogs
May 24. 2 p.m. Kids can practice their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog from the non-profit Pet Partners. For all children, especially those hesitant to read aloud in class. Reading is free. Ten percent of purchases made during the event will be donated to Pet Partners. Daytime number: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Seniors to celebrate with cake, music
May 28. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Older American Month celebration with North Portland Senior Services. Live music, cake, appetizers. Free. Information from Hollywood Senior Center (503) 288-8303. Event at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

Hemp film suggests financial benefits
May 29. 7:30 p.m. “Bringing It Home” is a film telling the story of hemp’s past, present and future as a potential money-making crop creating U.S. jobs. Part of the 2014 Portland EcoFilm Festival. Tickets: $8 general, $6 students, seniors. Information and to purchase tickets: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/ecofilm. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Church plans rummage sale
May 30. 5-8 p.m. and May 31. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annual rummage sale with tools, kitchen items, plants, books, sports equipment, furniture, linens, jewelry, holiday and sewing supplies, clothing, homemade breads and rolls. (503) 281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church basement; enter on Northeast 58th Avenue across from parking lot; 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Cyclists to tour well field
May 31. 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A free, 16-mile bicycle tour, for ages 12 and older, of Portland’s Columbia South Shore well field with the city Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. Learn about the ground water that is backup for the Bull Run River supply. Helmets required. Bring bike, water bottle and lunch. Space limited. Registration required: (503) 281-1132 or gro.h1508350540guols1508350540aibmu1508350540loc@h1508350540tiwkc1508350540eb.yn1508350540nep1508350540 or http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/107/.

Cully neighbors plan clean-up
May 31. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cully neighborhood clean-up accepts wood waste, scrap metal, yard debris, furniture, block Styrofoam, batteries, appliances, mattresses and rubber. No hazardous waste or building materials. Cars $7, van or SUV $15, pickup truck $20 or more with oversized loads or trailers, plus $8 for computers and TVs under 36 inches; $2 other electronics. Tires $2-$3. Information: Dennis at (503) 528-6898 or www.cullyneighbors.org. Trinity Lutheran Church and School parking lot, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.Vegans to learn about picnics
May 31. noon to 2 p.m. Vegan picnic and potluck class with seasonal ingredients and new techniques. $5. Register: moc.s1508350540doofe1508350540lohw@1508350540eroom1508350540.eiss1508350540ej1508350540. Whole Foods Market, Hollywood, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Learn about aging in ‘village’
May 31. 2 p.m. Learn how to remain in your own home as you age with a community village concept. Free. Questions: Margaret Baldwin (503) 895-2750. Hollywood library, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Dancers due at Peruvian Pena
May 31. 8-11 p.m. Peruvian champion dancers will perform the Marinera, a national dance, at the monthly Peruvian Pena of live music and dance. Full menu available. $7 cover. (503) 206-5790. Las Primas Kitchen, 3971 N. Williams Ave.

UPCOMING

Learn about natural landscaping
June 1. 1-5 p.m. Learn naturescaping basics to design a low-maintenance landscape with native plants to conserve water, save time and money. Information: (503) 222-7645. Registration required: www.emswcd.org. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave.

Plan to dine with a princess
June 4. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a three-course, heritage-inspired lunch with a Portland Rose Festival Court princess. $20. Pre-paid reservations required: (503) 231-0216. Proceeds support Albertina Kerr services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, hearing loss and mental health challenges. Albertina’s Place, 424 N.E. 22nd Ave.

‘Parkways’ set in North Portland
June 22. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Parkways in North Portland where streets will be clear for walkers, runners, rollers. See route: www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/480764.

June garden tour slated
June 28. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour six gardens on Portland’s east side to gain plant ideas, see outdoor living spaces and gain “green” resources. Hosted by the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers. Proceeds support a scholarship fund for horticultural students. Tickets $20 at Dennis’ Seven Dees, Garden Fever! Xera Plants or www.anld.com .

CONTINUING

Job seekers gain computer help
May 6. 2-4 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A job seekers computer lab to help update a resume, file for unemployment or apply for a new job. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.  – Janet Goetze

April 2014

Rose City Park Easter House show and sale

Rose City Park Easter House show and sale

Recycled items become art
April 1. Chris Haberman will show art from recycled materials through April 25. Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Guardino shows ceramics
April 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brad R. Nelson’s ceramic figures are in the main gallery. Richard and Jennifer Gillia Cutshall have collaborative pieces on paper also in the main gallery. In the feature area, Stacey Thalden’s paintings and small sculptures of beetles magnify the insects’ colors and patterns. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (503) 281-9048. guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Art biennial features 15
April 1. noon to 6 p.m. The Portland 2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art continues to April 27 in four venues, showcasing 15 artists shaping the region’s arts landscape. Hours vary. Information: www.disjecta.org. (503) 286-9449. Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.

Poet to teach writing class
April 3. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Continues to May 29. A writing class for adults and teens includes prompts for poems, stories and personal essays. Led by prize-winning poet and fiction writer Linda Ferguson. $35 per term. Register online at www.PortlandParks.org for course 1001557 or call (503) 916-5615. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.

Short form Tai Chi offered
April 3. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Short Form Tai Chi, with movement and meditation, offered by Dr. Arn Strasser. Continues to May 15 with some Tuesday and Thursday sessions. $120. Information: pdxchiropractor.com. Registration: Latina at (503) 287-2800 or moc.r1508350540otcar1508350540porih1508350540cxdp@1508350540ofni1508350540. Soma Space, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

‘Hamlet’ arrives at Post Five
April 3. 7:30 p.m. Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Thursdays to Sundays through May 4. Information: (971) 258-8584. postfivetheatre.org/tickets or www.boxofficetickets.com. $15 Thursday-Saturday; pay-what-you-will Sundays. Post Five Theatre, 850 N.E. 81st Ave. #122.

Final arrangements in plan
April 4. 1-2:30 p.m. Ryan Pinkham, a counselor from Lincoln Memorial Park, will share information about life organization and creating a plan for final arrangements. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Bhutan photos in exhibit
April 4. 6-9 p.m. Opening reception for the photography of Lisa Brooking, who captured the landscapes, architecture and people of the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Continues to April 29. Gallery hours 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Milepost 5, 850 N.E. 81st Ave.

Learn to make sun catcher
April 4. 7-9 p.m. Teens and adults may create a fused glass sun catcher for a window from pre-cut colored glass pieces. Completed piece will be ready to hang in about two weeks. $25. Registration required: www.sparkartscenter.com. (503) 281-6757. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

Gowns available for proms
April 5. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6. Abby’s Closet will host its annual Prom Gown Giveaway for high school students who can’t attend a prom because of the expense. Open to students in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Present student identification or proof of high school registration. Sizes 0 to 26 are donated new or gently used. Free. Information: www.abbyscloset.org Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Farmers Market still open
April 5 and 19. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for produce, meat, fish and other items. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock Street.
Tacos on lunch menu
April 5. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bake sale; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Indian taco lunch. $7. Wheelchair accessible. (503) 846-1755. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

Umbrella Fest set for families
April 5. 2 p.m. A family show with music man Al Simmons, circus comedians Jan Damm and Curt Carlyle, AWOL Aeros aerial dance team and more. Part of The Umbrella Festival. Tickets $17 adults in advance, $20 at door, $12 youth age 12 and under. www.albertarosetheatre.com. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

How to age in ‘village’
April 5. 2 p.m. Learn how to stay in your own home as you age, with community support through a village concept. Free. Questions: Margaret Baldwin (503) 895-2750. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Show salutes Neil Diamond
April 5. 8 p.m. The Neil Diamond tribute show, with simulated figure skating. Tickets $18 each. (503) 517-8584. www.tonystarlight.com. Tony Starlight’s Supper Club & Lounge, 3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Fest features Vagabond Opera
April 6. 8 p.m. Vagabond Opera, El Radio Fantastique and Trixie Little and The Evil Hat Monkey perform in grand finale of the Umbrella Festival of Circus and Comedy. Tickets: www.albertarosetheatre.com. $17 in advance, $20 at door, $30 preferred seating, $12 youth. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Writer to read from new novel
April 8. 7 p.m. Portland novelist Amy Schutzer will read from “Spheres of Disturbance,” her haunting, sensual novel about America’s need to deny death. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net or ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540. (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Reading to support marriage
April 10. 7 p.m. Tom Spanbauer will read from his novel, “I Loved You More,” as a fund-raiser for Oregon United for Marriage. Tickets $18.95 each may be ordered with credit card at www.broadwaybooks.net. Also, donate to the organization and receive a gift certificate for books. (503) 284-1726 or ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Easter items in sale
April 11-13 and 18-19. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rose City Park Easter House show and sale, including panorama sugar eggs, sox critters, decorative spring boxes, Ukrainian eggs and more. Information: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540sekas1508350540peekr1508350540agus1508350540. 1904 N.E. 56th Ave.

‘Buyers Club’ film booked
April 11. 1 p.m. View “Dallas Buyers Club,” a film about hustler Ron Woodroof helping AIDS patients get medication after he is diagnosed with the disease himself. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. Film free but $1 donation suggested. Pizza with salad and soft drink available for $2. Film with subtitles will be shown at 1 p.m. April 18. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Yoga offered for families
April 11. 6:45-7 p.m. Yoga for the whole family improves balance, reduces stress and improves sleep. Non-members $10 adults, $5 youth. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Arts slated for families
April 12. 2-4 p.m. Families with kids of all ages may draw, paint or build recycled creations. Price includes materials and studio time. $10 parent with child, $5 each additional child. Information: www.sparkartscenter.com. (503) 281-6757. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

Fellowship plans flute concert
April 12. 7:30 p.m. Native American flute concert with vocals presented by Rona Yellow Robe, John Sarantos and Bruce Witham. Donation at door. Wheelchair accessible. (503) 846-1755. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

Starlight slates singer, big band
April 12. 8 p.m. Claudia Knauer sings with the 17-piece Prankster Big Band. Cover charge: $12. (503) 517-8584. www.tonystarlight.com. Tony Starlight’s Supper Club & Lounge, 3728 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Writer to read poetic nonfiction
April 15. 7 p.m. Artist and award-winning poet Sandra Stone reads from “The Inmost House,” a work of poetic nonfiction. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net. (503) 284-1726. ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Cook despite disabilities
April 16. 4-7 p.m. An accessible cooking group, for those with disabilities or limited space, teaches how to cook healthy, delicious dishes. Taught by Eleanor Bailey, who experiences Downs syndrome. $5 to cover the cost of food. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Walk labyrinth on Good Friday
April 18. noon to 3 p.m. Labyrinth walk in the second-floor Great Hall. Free. Good Friday service 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Free will offering. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Auction to support Kenton fair
April 18. 6-9 p.m. The Kenton Business Association’s fourth annual fund-raising auction features a condo stay in Mexico, art works, gift baskets from local businesses, a chef’s home-cooked meal and items from local crafts businesses. Music by DJ Sunday. Food by Kenton restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Kenton Street Fair in May. $10 entry. Information: (503) 490-8855. Bamboo Craftsman, 2014 N. Willis Blvd.

Film exposes local sex traffic
April 18. 7 p.m. “Waiting for the Light” is a documentary exposing the impact of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children in Portland, by the Junior League of Portland. A panel discussion will follow. Free. www.juniorleagueofportland.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Von Trier film to open
April 18. “Nymphomaniac Volume II” opens. Check times at (503) 281-4215 or www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Follow-up to director Lars von Trier’s critically acclaimed “Melancholia,” “Antichrist,” “Breaking the Waves,” and others. Tickets $8 general, $6 students and seniors. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Cafe to open at Whole Foods
April 19. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. A new cafe, Corner House, opens with music and features fresh juices, smoothies, Townshend’s kombucha on tap, espresso, local beer, wine, sandwiches and more. (503) 284-2644. Whole Foods Market, Hollywood, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Egg hunt slated at Kenton Park
April 19. 10 a.m. to noon. Sixth annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 1 to 12, hosted by LIFE Fellowship Church. Free. Kenton Park, North Brandon Avenue and Kilpatrick Street.

Plant sale to aid shelter cats
April 19. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. House of Dreams cat shelter’s annual plant and vegan bake sale includes indoor and outdoor plants, pots and garden art. Proceeds benefit the no-kill free-roam shelter in Northeast Portland. www.kittydreams.org. (503) 262-0763. 1923 S.E. 58th Ave.

Shred for Earth Day
April 19. 9 a.m. to noon. The Northeast Broadway Business Association, Point West Credit Union and the Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique are sponsoring a clean, white Styrofoam recycling and secure document shredding event in honor of Earth Day. $5 per box or equivalent. To benefit the association’s marketing fund for local businesses. Information: ten.t1508350540sacmo1508350540c@sir1508350540hc-ag1508350540wh1508350540. Rear parking lot of Zeller Chapel of the Roses, 2107 N.E. Broadway.

Kids’ book features tree planter
April 19. 1 p.m. Author H. Joseph Hopkins will share a new picture book, “The Tree Lady,” about tree-planting trailblazer Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego become a lush, leafy city known for parks and gardens. A seed planting activity will follow the reading. Free. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Center offers chair yoga
April 19. 1-3 p.m. Chair yoga workshop is a gentle exercise for people with chronic illness, limited mobility or loss of motion range. No experience required, but participants must climb stairs to reach the class. $20 members, $25 non-members, or contact the center for sliding scale fees. (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

All invited to Easter service
April 20. 11 a.m. Easter Sunday service. All are welcome. Free will offering. (503) 232-9129. Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst, 935 N.E. 33rd Ave.

Kids’ Easter events planned
April 20. 11 a.m. Easter egg hunt for children 5 and under; noon for 6- to 10-year-olds. An egg race will follow for older kids. At 11:30 a.m., meet a real bunny and read favorite Easter story books. Craft a baby chick mask to wear home. Free. Registration required: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Plant for pizzazz to entry
April 22. 7 p.m. Lucy Hardiman of Perennial Partners Garden Design will discuss “How to Bring Pizzazz to Your Front Entrance.” Information: gardenclubpdx.org or moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540xdpbu1508350540lcned1508350540rag1508350540. Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland. Subud Center, 3185 N.E. Regents Dr.

Book award finalist to read
April 23. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Dawn Prochovnic, founder of Small Talk Learning, leads an interactive sign language story time for babies and toddlers. She will feature her book with a spring theme, “The Nest Where I Like to Rest,” which was an Oregon Book Award finalist. Free event. Books available for $15. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Hollywood Neighborhood Association meeting
April 24. 7-8:30 p.m. Join other neighborhood residents in working to maintain and enhance the livability of the Hollywood neighborhood. Learn what is happening in your neighborhood and city. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Center slates film ‘Gravity’
April 25. 1 p.m. “Gravity” is a film about a medical engineer and an astronaut working together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris. Film shown with subtitles at 1 p.m. May 2. On April 25, pizza lunch with salad and drink available for $2. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Athlete-writer to sign new book
April 25. 4 p.m. Author Alex Morgan, a Thorns soccer star and Olympic gold medalist, will sign her third book, “Win or Lose,” in The Kicks series for middle-school readers. Tickets $15.99 each, includes signed copy of the book. Pre-registration required: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Local writers read from anthology
April 26. 3 p.m. Local writers will read from their anthology, “Why in the Road Forgive, Forget, Regrets.” The anthology is a diverse collection of humorous and emotional personal essays, poems and short fiction. Free. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Kenton plans clean-up day
April 26. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual Kenton neighborhood clean-up day. Collect Styrofoam, tires, scrap metal, building materials, small appliances. $10 donation per load suggested. Information: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540riahc1508350540ank1508350540. Parking lot north of Portland Village School, northeast corner of North Delaware Avenue and Farragut Street.

Show to feature antique papers
April 26. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Webfooters Post Card Club’s 34th annual Antique Paper Show & Sale. Post Cards and other ephemera appraised for free. Free pictorial cancellation by the Bridal Veil, Oregon post office. Free admission. www.thewebfooters.com. Kliever Armory, 10000 N.E. 33rd Dr.

Earth Day events set in Kenton
April 26. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Earth Day celebration with sustainable businesses and organizations, live music and entertainment, Kids’ Village, Procession of the Species parade, Soapbox Speakers’ Stage, health and wellness village, Better Transportation Fair, volunteer opportunities. http://earthdaypdx.com/. Kenton Park, North Brandon Avenue and Kilpatrick Street.

Candidates invited to forum
April 26. 12:30 p.m. Elders in Action will present a candidates forum featuring those seeking office in Multnomah County, City of Portland and Metro. Ballot measures also will be outlined. Free. Information: JoAnn Herrigel (503) 595-7530. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Event to aid counseling clients
April 26. 7 p.m. “Swing Into Spring” fund-raising event to help defray costs for clients of the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center. Includes dinner, music and prizes. Tickets $25 each or tables for eight $250 at www.nwcounseling.org or call (503) 253-0964. Riverside Gold and Country Club, 8105 N.E. 33rd Drive.

Speaker to focus on justice
April 27. 10 a.m. Mike Hogan, with the International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org), will discuss the theology of Biblical justice and provide practical ways for churches to practice justice locally and support the mission’s front-line work. Free. www.rcpumc.org. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

‘Village’ to assist seniors
April 27. 2 p.m. Learn how to remain in your home as you age, with community support in a village concept. Free. Questions: Margaret Baldwin (503) 895-2750. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

‘Roots’ musicians plan program
April 27. 3 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising, including award-winning musicians, will present a family-friendly program of original roots music. Free will offering. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St.

Talk to focus on Christian origins
April 27. 3 p.m. Lane McGaughy, a senior research fellow at the Center of Ancient Studies and Archaeology, discusses Christianity before the New Testament and asks, “Is Luke’s model of Christian origins in the Book of Acts a historical or a theological model?” Free. www.rcpumc.org . Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Speaker to focus on mood
April 30. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dr. Jennifer Curtiss, naturopathic doctor, talks about mood support, using nature as inspiration and tool. Whole Foods Market, Hollywood, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

ONGOING

TOPS meets weekly
April 1. Weigh in 8-8:45 a.m., meeting at 9 a.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) welcomes anyone interested in weight loss, nutrition and friendship. Annual dues $28, monthly dues $5. Information: (503) 2887-0731. St. Michael & All Angles Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

Seniors slate chair yoga
April 3. 9-10 a.m. and April 7. 2:30-4 p.m. continues Tuesdays and Thursdays. Chair Yoga is designed for those 55 and older who can improve balance and breathing with individual approach. Free but $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Exercise promotes flexibility
April 7 and 9, and continues second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday. 11 a.m. to noon. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Arthritis Foundation exercise program promotes joint flexibility, muscle strength, coordination, endurance and cardio-vascular conditioning. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Learn computer techniques
April 8 and 22. 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tutor John Lucas will demonstrate one-on-one how to get the most out of a computer. Continues 2nd and fourth Thursdays of the month. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Support offered caregivers
April 9. 1-3 p.m. Alzheimer’s caregivers support group continues on second Wednesdays of the month. Caregivers and family members share ideas for coping and caring. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Jam with other musicians
April 10. 8 p.m. Perform your original musical composition and jam with other musicians on the second Thursday of each month. PA, Bass amp and Cab, drum kit and guitar amps provided. (503) 288-0313. sheridans52ndavesportsbar.com. Sheridan’s 52nd Avenue Sports Bar, 5201 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

UPCOMING

Glass ‘selfies’ for Mom
May 4. 2-4 p.m. In a Mother’s Day workshop, children make fused glass self portraits with pre-cut colored glass pieces. Finished art will be ready for Mother’s Day. $45. Registration required: www.sparkartscenter or (503) 281-6757. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

Home tour tickets on sale
May 18. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for the 32nd annual Irvington Home Tour will go on sale in early April at neighborhood businesses and online: www.irvingtonhometour.com. Proceeds benefit the Irvington Community Association’s charitable giving program.  – Janet Goetze

March 2014

Artist shows drawing, painting
March 1. Open 24 hours. Artist Michael T. Hensley combines his drawing and painting in a show he calls “the light and the heavy, the spontaneous and the intentional, and in the end, revelation.” Through March 18. Gallery@The Jupiter, (503) 230-8010. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

Farmers Market offers varied products
March 1 and 15. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for produce, meat, fish and other food products in the year-round Hollywood Farmers Market, open first and third Saturdays of the month. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock Street.

Church features ‘Creative Spirit’ art
March 1-8. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continues 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 9. Biennial Creative Spirit Show features the work of artists and crafters in many mediums. At 10 a.m. March 1 Jack Robinson demonstrates painting techniques; noon March 2 Gwen Harper discusses the needlepoint project; 10 a.m. March 8 Brass rubbings for children and adults. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Guardino shows figurative work
March 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Main gallery through March 25 includes Joy Young’s figurative work, with an abstract sensibility, in acrylic on wood panels. Also Kim Murton’s low-fire terra cotta sculptures of cartoon-like pieces. In the Feature area, Jeana Edelman presents charcoal/graphite on wood and enamels on metal. Free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Artists depict ‘futures’ in science fiction
March 1. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Exhibit, “Forgotten Futures,” continues to March 23. A group of artists is inspired by vintage science fiction describing “futures” that never took place. Free viewing. www.screamingskygallery.com (503) 922-1500. Screaming Sky Gallery, 2025 N.E. Alberta St.

Event to benefit disability culture
March 1. 6:30-9 p.m. A fund-raising event for Disability Art and Culture Project titled “Sex, Love and Disability III.” Comedian Margarita Smith will be host for the evening. Includes a silent auction. An 18 and older event. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540erutl1508350540uctra1508350540ytili1508350540basid1508350540. (503)238-0723. Center for Intercultural Organizing, 700 N. Killingsworth St.

‘Light in Piazza’ continues at Playhouse
March 1. 7:30 p.m. The Portland Playhouse presents “The Light in the Piazza,” with Susannah Mars. A developmentally-delayed daughter finds love in Italy in this contemporary musical. Continues Wednesdays to Sundays through March 30. Times vary. Information: www.portlandplayhouse.org. Tickets $25-$36. Box office, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, (503) 488-5822 or gro.e1508350540suohy1508350540alpdn1508350540altro1508350540p@eit1508350540ak1508350540. The Portland Playhouse, 602 N.E. Prescott St.

‘Tartuffe’ arrives in Texas
March 1-2. 7:30 p.m. Moliere’s “Tartuffe” arrives in modern day Texas in a fast-paced translation from the 1664 iamic pentameter. Continues at 7:30 p.m. March 6-9; March 13-16. Tickets: $15 Thursday to Saturday, pay-what-you-can Sunday. (971) 258-8584. moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540ertae1508350540htevi1508350540ftsop1508350540, postfivetheatre.org/shows-and-events. Post5 Theatre Co., 850 N.E. 81st Ave.

Writer to tell tale of house restoration
March 2. 3-3:45 p.m. Award-winning writer Ron Tanner, author of “From Animal House to Our House,” tells how he and his wife bought a wrecked former fraternity house and restored it to its original Victorian splendor, with no prior knowledge of construction. With a slide show. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Seamstress offers services
March 4 and 18. 8:30-11 a.m. A master seamstress mends clothing while you wait. Free for Hollywood Senior Center members. $5 donation suggested for non-members. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Centre, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Tutor to help with computers
March 4 and 18. Learn to get the most out of your computer with tutor John Lucas. Appointments start at 9:30 a.m. Free but registration required: (503) 288-8303. North Portland Senior Services program at Charles Jordan Community Center computer lab, 9009 N. Foss St.

‘Roast’ to benefit students
March 4. 5:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner. All Hands Raised fund-raising “roast” featuring Mayor Charlie and Nancy Hales, KPAM’s Mark Mason and Dave Anderson, and Oregon Public Broadcasting’s April Baer and writer Ryan White. Tickets $250 each, table sponsorship starts at $2,500. Information: Miranda M. Hansen at gro.d1508350540esiar1508350540sdnah1508350540lla@a1508350540dnari1508350540m1508350540 or (503) 234-5404 ext. 32. Proceeds benefit education, equity and excellence for kids in Multnomah County. Moda Center at Rose Quarter, 1 N. Center Court St.

Mardi Gras parade planned
March 4. 6:30-7 p.m. Bring your masks, beads and costumes to the Mardi Gras parade on Mississippi Avenue. It starts outside Prost! at 4237 N. Mississippi Ave. and continues to North Fremont Street. Fat Tuesday specials all day at participating businesses. After-parade party at Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3552 N. Mississippi Ave.

Blues fest to benefit health care
March 5. 7 p.m. to midnight. Doors open 6 p.m. Third annual Inner-City Blues Festival. “Healing the Health Care Blues” to benefit Health Care for All Oregon. www.hcoo.org. Tickets $15 to $25. www.tickettomato.com. Melody Ballroom, 615 S.E. Alder St.

Sing Portland! seeks voices
March 5. 7-9 p.m. Try a rehearsal with Sing Portland! a non-audition community choir, currently with 60 members and a world music repertoire. Director Marion Van Namen encourages those who want to gain more confidence about their voices. Free. Information: www.singportland.com. The Little Church, 5138 N.E. 23rd Ave.

Tips offered for accessible homes
March 6. 10-11 a.m. Regina Ford, an Aging in Place specialist, will provide tips for seniors to make a home accessible, how to prevent falls, and guidance for staying home longer. Free. Registration and information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Learn bookmaking, celebrate library
March 6. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Create an accordion adventure book, “The Story Unfolds,” in honor of Multnomah County Library’s 150th birthday. Learn bookmaking skills and have a book for your next adventure. Free. First come, first served. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Tony Wolk to read stories
March 6. 7 p.m. Tony Wolk, a Portland State University professor, will read from “The Parable of You,” a collection of his stories published by Propeller Books and praised by author Molly Gloss. She says: “Stories that amaze, provoke and puzzle. Writing doesn’t get any better than this.” (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Young actors to improvise
March 6-8 and 13-15. 7 p.m. “Impulse!” Oregon Children’s Theatre’s improvisational troupe of actors, age 13 and older, deliver fast-paced, comedic scenes and games based on audience suggestion. No scripts, costumes nor idea what may happen next. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Box office: (503) 228-9571. www.octc.org. Oregon Children’s Theatre’s studio theatre, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Market offers guilt-free recipes
March 7. 9 a.m. Continues March 14, 21, 28. Join Healthy Cooking Coach Jessie to taste guilt-free and gluten-free gourmet foods, and leave with a new recipe. (503) 284-2644. Store hours 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Saturday. Whole Foods Market, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Eat oysters, save Earth
March 7-28. 5-7 p.m. The World Is Your Oyster happy hour. Sample oysters and contribute to a better planet. $1 oysters, $2 beer and $3 wine. Proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation, Whole Food Market’s private, non-profit organization dedicated to alleviation of poverty through microcredit in communities around the world. www.wholeplanetfoundation.org. (503) 284-2644. Whole Foods Market Hollywood, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Learn about dog trainer school
March 7. 6-7 p.m. Also 5-6 p.m. March 22. Information sessions about a dog-trainer prep school for students interested in a career in the dog-training industry. Work with behavior and training department to observe, assist and eventually to teach training classes. www.oregonhumane.org. (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society, Manners Hall, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

Make glass sun catcher
March 7. 7-9 p.m. Create a sun catcher with pre-cut, fusible glass pieces. No experience required. Completed piece will be ready to hang in about two weeks. $25. moc.r1508350540etnec1508350540strak1508350540raps@1508350540ofni1508350540. (503) 281-6757. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

‘Caretaker’ on Imago stage
March 7. 8 p.m. Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker” plays 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through March 23. Tickets $17 to $25. Call (503) 231-9581 or Tickets West (503) 224-8499. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

Beethoven’s 9th gets stretched
March 8. 9 a.m., continues to 9 a.m. March 9. Leif Inge’s “9 Beet Stretch” or Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony stretched out to 24 hours for an ethereal sound experience. The sound installation includes food, artisan coffee and poster art by Emek. Free for visiting. For those bringing sleeping bags or pillows for the complete overnight event, $10 to $25 donation for Artists’ Milepost. Denizen Gallery at Milepost 5, 850 N.E. 81st Ave.

Buckman school to show, sell art
March 8. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 24th annual Buckman Art Show and Sell will feature more than 140 artists to benefit the Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School and generate funds for the PTA. Also music, food carts, silent auction, kids’ area. Suggested donation $2 to $5, children under 4 free. Information: gro.y1508350540ratne1508350540melen1508350540amkcu1508350540b@rp1508350540. (503) 916-6230. Buckman Elementary School, 320 S.E. 16th Ave.

Market to offer cooking tips
March 8. Noon. Sample an authentic and complex Parmigiano Reggiano with ideas for food pairings. Entertainment planned, too. Free. Whole Foods Market Hollywood, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Spaghetti dinner to aid youth programs
March 8. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The 60th annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, with candlelight and strolling musicians, to benefit youth programs. Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors and children; $32 for a family of four. Information: (503) 281-1229. Handicap accessible. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda St.

Doodles enhance creative spirit
March 8. 7-9 p.m. Saturday Night Doodlefest is an exploration of methods for adults to learn to doodle, using a square format, which can jumpstart the creative spirit. No drawing experience required. All materials provided. $30. Preregistration required: moc.o1508350540ohay@1508350540liams1508350540utcac1508350540pmac1508350540. campcactus.blogspot.com. (503) 347-2319. Camp Cactus, 2443 N.E. 45th Ave.

Learn art with beeswax
March 9. noon to 3:30 p.m. Explore collage using beeswax, handmade papers, fabric and more. All supplies included. $65. Registration required: (503) 281-6757. www.sparkartscenter.com. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

‘Village’ to assist seniors
March 9. 2 -3:30 p.m. Get information about Northeast Village PDX, an organization to help seniors age in their own homes, surrounded by a caring community. Free. Information: Margaret Baldwin (925) 788-6526 or moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540niwdl1508350540abyoj1508350540evolm1508350540. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Youths to sing vintage music
March 9. 3 p.m. Ovation! is a versatile vocal ensemble of high-school-age performers in a concert, “Kings, Queens and a Pair of Aces,” featuring the music of such artists as Elvis Presley, Queen, Aretha Franklin, Simon & Garfunkel, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. Free-will offering. (503) 281-1229. Handicap accessible. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Talk to focus on hearing loss
March 11. 10 a.m. Presentation on understanding hearing loss. 10 a.m. March 12 for hearing screening. Free. Call for information: (503) 288-8303. North Portland Senior Services program at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Jeff festival slates ‘Canary Effect’
March 11. 6-7:45 p.m. The film, “The Canary Effect,” is part of Jefferson High School’s 13th annual Multicultural Film Festival showing movies on the theme “Journeys That Transform Us.” Conversation follows the film. Free. First come, first served. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Library slates cut-paper art
March 11. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Practice the delicate art of cut-paper creations with artist Judith Hankin. Use colorful papers, an X-Acto knife and a steady hand to celebrate tradition and tell stories. No experience necessary. Free but registration required in library or telephone: (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Women writers plan readings
March 11. 7 p.m. Readings by Averil Dean, author of “Alice Close Your Eyes,” and Suzy Vitello, author of “The Moment Before,” a Junior Library Guild selection for 2014. “Alice” is a psychologically compelling story of a woman trying to right a wrong. In Vitello’s novel, a 17-year-old seeks answers in the wake of her sister’s accidental death and learns more about her family and friends. Free. (503) 284-1726 or ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Times set for computer tutor
March 12 and 26. 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. Tutor John Lucas offers one-on-one answers to basic questions about operating a computer. Free. Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Support offered for caregivers
March 12. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesdays of the month. An Alzheimer’s caregivers support group offers caregivers and family members a chance to share ideas for coping and caring and meeting new friends. Drop-ins welcome. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

‘Village’ planners to meet
March 12. 6:30-9p.m. Potluck dessert followed by the regular planning meeting of Northeast Village PDX, which wants to help seniors age in their own homes. Information: Margaret Baldwin (925) 788-6526 or moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540niwdl1508350540abyoj1508350540evolm1508350540. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Puppy training class slated
March 13 to April 17. 7:15-8:15 p.m. Basic puppy manners class helps owners teach their dogs basic commands of “sit,” “stay” and loose-leash walking. Positive training techniques are used. Fee $155 for six weeks of training. Additional class times available online: www.oregonhumane.org. (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society Manners Hall, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

Centers schedule film ‘Nebraska’
March 14. 1 p.m. Movie “Nebraska,” stars Bruce Dern as an aging father making a trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son, played by Will Forte, to claim a sweepstakes prize he believes he’s won. $1 donation suggested. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Showing simultaneously at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., and North Portland Senior Services at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Society to offer tips for puppies
March 14. 5-5:45 p.m. Also 5-5:45 p.m. March 29. Puppy Romps class, for puppies five months or younger, offers information about raising a puppy, potty-training, play-biting and more. Free but donations accepted. First come, first served. www.oregonhumane.org. (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

School supporters plan auction
March 14. 6-10 p.m. “Have a Ball in Black and White” is the theme of the ninth annual silent and live auction to benefit programs at Beverly Cleary School and other Portland Public Schools. Tickets $55 each. Order https://beverlycleary.schoolauction.net/2014/register/ticket_sales . Event at Atrium at Montgomery Park, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St.

Theater to show new anime
March 14. 7 p.m. The new anime, “Tiger & Bunny: The Rising” arrives with a gripping tale. Tickets $15. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Market plans kids’ cooking class
March 15. Noon to 2 p.m. Kids’ Healthy Cooking Class, ages 4 to 12, will feature Rainbow Salad Rolls. Try them with dipping sauces, too. $5 per child and accompanying adult. (503) 284-2644. Whole Foods Market, 4301 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Local writers read from anthology
March 15. 4:30 p.m. Local Writers will read from their anthology, “Why in the Road Forgive, Forget, Regrets.” The anthology is a diverse collection of humorous and emotional personal essays, poems and short fiction. Free. Kenton Library Meeting Room 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Class set for problem pooches
March 15. 12:30-1:30 p.m. A certified professional dog trainer leads a class for problem pooches. For new pet parents, those considering adopting a dog or those feeling frustrated with their four-legged friends. Leave the pet at home. Free but donations accepted. First come, first served. www.oregonhumane.org. (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society Ehmann Classroom, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

Author to present ‘different’ chick
March 15. 1 p.m. Seattle author and illustrator Elizabeth Rose Stanton will share “Henny,” her hilarious new picture book about a chick who is a little different from everyone else in the barn. Eventually, Henny learns to embrace her special gift. A chicken drawing activity with the author will follow the reading. Free. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Writer offers wisdom for parents
March 15. 1 p.m. Mantu Joshi will read from his book and lead a discussion of “The Resilient Parent: Everyday Wisdom for Life with Your Exceptional Child.” He’s the parent of two special-needs children. Families welcome. Free. (503) 284-8294. A Children’s Place Bookstore, 4807 N.E. Fremont St.

Puppet show tells library history
March 15. 3-3:45 p.m. Penny’s Puppet Show presents librarian Gabby, who transports herself back 150 years to tell stories of the Multnomah County Library’s beginnings. Then she travels to now, telling of the staff’s dedication to getting information to the public at the West’s oldest library. Free. First come, first served. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Labyrinth walk, healing service planned
March 15. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth walk in the second-floor Great Hall. At 5:30 p.m. a healing and wholeness service, with music in the Taize tradition, in the Sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Concert to feature gospel music
March 15. 7-9 p.m. Totally Gospel II Concerts including gospel music of all kinds. Come as you are. Free. Information: (503) 335-3132 or (503) 281-7656. Northeast Baptist Church, 6701 N.E. Prescott St.

St. Paddy’s Day parade planned
March 16. Noon. The 25th annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Friends and neighbors will put on their best Sunday “green” to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and the arrival of spring. Information: Steve O’Slavik (503) 282-6370 and www.st-paddys-day.com. Start at Beverly Cleary/Fernwood School, Northeast 33rd Avenue and Hancock Street.

Cantata choir offers holiday music
March 16. 2 p.m. Bach Cantata Choir of Portland will present a concert of music for both Lent and the Jewish holiday of Purim. Selections include J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 55, John Tavener’s “Svyati” for 13-part choir and cello, and Handel’s oratorio “Esther.” Free-will offering. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

Stewards to teach tree ID
March 16. 3-4:30 p.m. “Name That Tree!” Get to know the trees in your neighborhood that shade yards, filter water and air, and provide habitat for urban wildlife. Neighborhood Tree Stewards will teach how to use a tree identification book, then take participants on a short walk to view trees. Free but registration required in library or by calling (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

St. Patrick’s meals to benefit youth
March 17. Po’Shines restaurant staff is partnering with the Celebration Tabernacle youth group to present a St. Patrick’s Day dinner of corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread and more. Proceeds will go to youth projects. Prices range from $6 to $10. (503) 978-9000. Po’Shines Cafe De La Soul, 8139 N. Denver Ave.

Public transit travels to fun
March 18. 10 a.m. Pam Monahan, RideWise Outreach Coordinator, will outline the fun and discounted places to visit using public transportation. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Meet at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

Fair to offer voter information
March 18. 6:30 p.m. A candidates’ fair and ballot measure explanations, including candidates for Portland City Council, Multnomah County chair and commissioner, state representative district 45, and city initiative No. 4, which would establish a public water district and eliminate the city water bureau. Information: Fred Stovel (503) 799-3226 or www.rcpna.org. Presented by Rose City Park Neighborhood and Central Northeast Neighbors Inc. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda St.

SPONSORED: FREE workshop on the secrets of permanent, healthy weight loss
March 19. 5:30 p.m. Losing weight is hard enough, but shedding extra pounds in a healthy manner and then keeping those pounds off is even tougher. That’s why wellness physician Dr. Mark Gabriel has designed an hour-long workshop that assesses everything from your exercise routine to your balance to your relationship with sugar. Sitting in on “The Secrets of Permanent, Healthy Weight Loss” will help you identify your habits and give you the tools necessary to change not just the way you look, but the way you feel. Participants will enjoy a healthy assortment of complimentary snacks (raw vegetables, pita chips, hummus) and will be eligible to win a 45-minute private consultation (valued at $150) with Dr. Gabriel, which is sure to put the winner on the right track to a healthy future. The Wellness Center, 5223 NE Sandy Blvd. Please RSVP at 503-389-5545. Seating is limited. Sponsored by The Wellness Center

Sign language story time slated
March 19. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Author Dawn Prochovnic, founder of Small Talk Learning, presents an interactive sign language story time for babies and toddlers. She’ll read from her book, “Four Seasons, Five Senses!” Signed copies of her books will be available for $15. Reading is free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Garden tips offered for seniors
March 20. 10-11 a.m. Specialist Regina Ford will discuss sustainable gardening, options for gardening as we age and how to evaluate your garden. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Trio to show encaustic art
March 20. Open 24 hours. Group exhibit, “Bound by Words,” by Erin Leichty, Bridget Benton and Kindra Crick., shows three approaches to working in encaustic, which includes collage with wax. Free. Closes May 20. Artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. April 7. (503) 230-8010. www.galleryatthejupiter.com. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

Library slates music for kids
March 21. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mr. Hoo joins The Alphabeticians to play a guitar and kazoo for singing and dancing for kids and their grown-ups. Free. First come, first served. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Yoga to aid lower back
March 22. 1-4 p.m. A workshop with yoga for the lower body, working with functional alignment. First of a two-part series. Cost $30 members, $35 non-members, or seek a sliding scale fee. Information: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Local writers read from anthology
March 22. 4 p.m. Local writers will read from their anthology, “Why in the Road Forgive, Forget, Regrets.” The anthology is a diverse collection of humorous and emotional personal essays, poems and short fiction. Free. Hollywood Library Meeting Room 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Women to sing the blues
March 22. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Second annual Women with the Blues is a musical celebration of National Women’s History Month. Grammy award-winners Janice Scroggins and LaRhonda Steele plus Mary Flower, Anne Weiss and guests. Tickets at www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html. $14 general in advance, $17 at the door, $22 preferred seating. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Book offers Northwest alphabet
March 23. 1 p.m. Hannah Viano will share her new picture book, “S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet,” with children who can view the paper-cut artwork and touch nature samples. A movement activity will follow the reading. Free. Information: (503) 954-2354 or www.greenbeanbooks.pdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Bring food, go swimming
March 23 and 30. 1:45-4:45 p.m. Bring canned or other non-perishable food items and swim for free in the warm water pool. Donations go to the Oregon Food Bank. All ages. Information: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

‘Village’ to assist seniors
March 23. 2-3:30 p.m. Get information about Northwest Village PDX, an organization to help seniors age in their own homes, surrounded by a caring community. Free. Information: Margaret Baldwin (925) 788-6526 or moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540niwdl1508350540abyoj1508350540evolm1508350540. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

Tiny landscape may draw fairies
March 24. 1-4 p.m. Registration deadline is March 20 for Fairy Homes and Gardens class for ages 7 and up. Design and plant a tiny landscape, then build little chairs, tables and swings to entice fairies to move in. All materials provided. Cost $35. Class size is limited. Preregistration required: moc.o1508350540ohay@1508350540liams1508350540utcac1508350540pmac1508350540. (503) 347-2319. campcactus.blogspot.com. Camp Cactus, 2443 N.E. 45th Ave.

Racism foe to speak at Equity dinner
March 25. 7 p.m. Civil rights attorney Maya Wiley, founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion, is keynote speaker for the Governing for Racial Equity Network Conference, which includes human rights and diversity offices in Oregon, Washington and California. They work to eliminate institutional and structural racism. Free admission but seating is limited and tickets are required: http://gremayawiley.brownpapertickets.com/ Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Speaker to focus on shade flowers
March 25. 7 p.m. Greg Hulbert of Portland Nursery will discuss trilliums and other flowers for the shade. gardenclubpdx.org, moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540xdpbu1508350540lcned1508350540rag1508350540. Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland at Subud Center, 3185 N.E. Regents Drive.

Reception set for artist
March 27. 6-8 p.m. Reception for artist Melinda Moeur, who incorporates natural elements with mixed media and encaustic techniques on recycled wood or ceramic tiles. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday noon to 7 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m. www.sixdaysart.net. moc.o1508350540ohay@1508350540trasy1508350540adxis1508350540. (503) 280-6329. Six Days Art, 2724 N.E. Alberta St.

‘Slave’ film set at senior center
March 28. 1 p.m. Film, “12 Years a Slave,” based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man from New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery before the Civil War. $1 donation suggested. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

‘Hamlet’ slated at Post5 Theatre
March 28. 7 p.m. Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” continues Thursday to Sunday through May 4. Tickets: $15 Thursday to Saturday and pay-what-you-can Sunday. Information: (971) 258-8584; moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540ertae1508350540htevi1508350540ftsop1508350540, postfivetheatre.org/shows-and-events. Post5 Theatre Co. black box theatre, 850 N.E. 81st Ave.

Book club to read ‘Namesake’
March 31. noon. Jo Senters and Frances Spak will facilitate the Hollywood Senior Center book club’s discussion of “The Namesake,” by Jhumpa Lahiri. It’s a story about a professor and his wife from Calcutta settling in Boston. The paperback is available in large and regular print at the Multnomah County Library. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

UPCOMING

Umbrella Fest to feature comedy
April 3, 4 and 6. 8 p.m. April 5 at 2 and 8 p.m. The Umbrella Festival of Circus and Comedy. Vaudevillians, acrobats, jugglers, physical comedians, musicians and aerialists will perform for young and old. Tickets: $12 for age 12 and younger; $17 general; weekend pass $40; preferred weekend pass $100. Information: www.albertarosetheatre.com. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Several venues host Jazz Fest
April 7-28. Portland Jazz Festival in several venues will celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Venues include Jimmy Mak’s; 221 N.W. Tenth Ave.; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave.; The Mission Theatre, 1624 N.W. Glisan St. Artists, dates and ticket information: portlandjazzfestival.org.

Kids offered track and field
April 7-May 14. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Portland Parks and Recreation with Foot Traffic will teach track and field for third through eighth graders at Grant High School track, Northeast 33rd Avenue and US Grant Place. First meet is April 17. $30 includes T-shirt and meet entry fees. Information: www.foottraffic.us/clubs and Foot Traffic, 4020 N.E. Fremont St.

Conference to examine The Bard
April 10-13. The 18th annual conference to examine Shakespeare’s work and identity will attract more than 15 speakers, scholars and playwrights. Fee $200 for four days, daily registration $75, free for high school and Concordia University students and faculty. Information and registration: www.authorshipstudies.org. Sponsored by the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Dance group adds acrobatics
April 10-11. 8 p.m. April 12 at 5 and 8 p.m. A-WOL Dance Collective presents “Zip Zap Zoom,” a comic book fantasy of superheroes and supervillains. A rift divides three sisters and a unicorn. The twists, turns and magical moments come alive in dance, aerial acrobatics and inventive apparatus. Tickets $13 to $30. (503) 351-5182. Online www.awoldance.org. A-WOL Warehouse Theater, 2303 N. Randolph Ave.

Good fights evil for unicorn
April 17-18. 8 p.m. April 19 at 5 and 8 p.m. A-WOL Dance Collective presents “Zip Zap Doom.” In comic book superhero scenes, can Zoom rescue her pet unicorn, who is captured by a villainous crew? The story is told in dance, aerial acrobatics and inventive apparatus. Tickets $13 to $30. (503) 351-5182. Online www.awoldance.org. A-WOL Warehouse Theater, 2303 N. Randolph Ave.

ONGOING

Bridge group meets weekly
March 3. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bridge group meets every Monday. $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TOPS offers support
March 4. 8-8:45 a.m. weigh in; 9 a.m. meeting. Continues Tuesdays. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) welcomes anyone interested in weight loss, nutrition, friendship and more. Monthly dues $5, annual dues $28. Information: (503) 287-0731. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

Health benefits information offered
March 5 and 19. Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance offered first and third Wednesday mornings. Questions answered about Medicare, legal assistance, transportation services, support groups. Free. Appointments required with Kristina John Baptiste: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Volleyball games set for Mondays
March 10. 7:15-8:45 p.m. Continues Mondays. Recreational volleyball games, ages 14 and older. Free for members; $10 for non-members. Information: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

February 2014

Guardino shows include heart art
Feb. 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jenny Gray’s oil paintings and Evan Burnette’s fused glass are in the main gallery. A group show, “The Heart of the Matter,” is in the feature area. Exhibits close Feb. 25. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Nisus show focuses on perception
Feb. 1. Noon to 5 p.m. “Flatlands” is a group exhibit about duality and the complexity of perception in the digital age. Through March 2. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday and by appointment. www.nisusgallery.com/exhibition/flatlands. Nisus Gallery, 8371 N. Interstate Ave., Studio 1.

Art examines coal trains
Feb. 1. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. “Coal: Not in Any Backyard” is an exhibit by artists opposed to coal trains and barges proposed through the Columbia River Gorge. Through Feb. 6. Bonnie Meltzer’s mixed media includes crocheted wire and found objects. Thom Caccamo shows work from his ceramic fish skeleton series. Kelly Neidig’s work includes traffic and cloud paintings. Free. Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free.  www.college.pu.edu . Buckley Center lobby, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.

TV correspondent to sign memoir
Feb. 1. Noon. Hattie Kauffman, an award-winning television correspondent, will sign copies of her book, “Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming.” Information: www.hattiekauffman.com. Barnes & Noble, 1317 Lloyd Center.

Ice rink cuts all-day pass cost
Feb. 1. 12:15-10 p.m.  New $9.50 admission for all-day pass during public ice skating hours. Other rates for groups, birthday parties, lessons. Information: www.lloydcenterice.com. (503) 288-6073. Rink in center of Lloyd Center, on main floor across from Macy’s, 953 Lloyd Center.

Library plans 100th birthday party
Feb. 1. 2-5 p.m.  Join the 100th birthday celebration of the North Portland library with music, family activities. Share neighborhood stories and view archival photos. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Black women ‘speak’ in stage presentation
Feb. 1. 7:30 p.m. “My Walk Has Never Been Average,” a Fertile Ground event, is a stage presentation based on interviews with Black women in construction trades. Tickets $5 through www.boxofficetickets.com or (503) 445-6658. Portland Playhouse, 602 N .E. Prescott St.

WWII pilot’s story comes to Kenton library
Feb. 2. Noon to 5 p.m. View a photo exhibit about Nobuo Fujita and his bequest, created by photographer Nolan Calisch. Fujita was a Japanese fighter pilot who dropped the first bomb on the U.S., west of Brookings, during World War II. In later years, he became a pacifist. In the 1990s, he gave the Brookings library $1,000 to be used for a collection of children’s books about other cultures. Through Feb. 28. Free. Hours: Monday and Tuesday noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Choir to perform ‘Super Bach’ concert
Feb. 2. 2-3 p.m.  The Bach Cantata Choir of Portland presents its annual “Super Bach” concert, directed by Ralph Nelson. Selections include J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 119, Handel’s “The King Shall Rejoice” and a motet by Carl Heinrich Graun, “Machet die Tore weit.” A free-will offering will be taken. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

Group to explore ‘Village’ idea
Feb. 2.  2-3:30 p.m.  An informational meeting about establishing a non-profit Northeast Village PDX for people interested in aging in their own homes. Free. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Jewelry designer launches 2014 line
Feb. 2. 5-8 p.m. Grayling, the retail store for jewelry designed by Katy Kippen, is celebrating the launch of the spring 2014 line. It includes antiqued gold, silver and turquoise. Store hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. (503) 548-4979. 3115 N.E. Sandy Blvd., No. 120.

Melodrama slated in old firehouse
Feb. 6-9 and Feb. 13-16 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. “American King Umps: A Midsummer Night’s Melodrama on the Tragedy of Slavery,” by Don Wilson Glenn, directed by Jaye Austin Williams. Comedy, satire, parody of “Gone with the Wind” and “Comedy of Errors.” Tickets: general $20 and students/seniors $10 in cash at door or in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com.  Information: www.damariswebb.com. Ethos/IFCC, 5340 N. Interstate Ave.

Library plans TED Talk video
Feb. 5. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Watch a short video of a TED Talk and stay for a conversation about the speaker’s ideas. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Three authors, artist to show talents
Feb. 5. 7 p.m.  Author Mark Russell will give a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation of his bestseller, “God is Disappointed in You.” Monica Drake will show a short film based on a chapter in her book, “The Stud Book.” Art Edwards will read from his forthcoming novel “Badge.” Artist Shannon Wheeler will draw the audience. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net. (503) 284-1726. ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Festival schedules African films
Feb. 6. Noon, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Portland Community College’s 24th annual Festival of African films. Showings continue Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 1. Free. Schedule: www.africanfilmfestival.org. Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building auditorium, Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St.

Library feature manages account
Feb. 6. 3-3:30 p.m. Learn how to use features in MCL, Multnomah County Library, to manage your account, rate and review borrowed items, follow others who like the same things you do, and more. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Stage show laughs at aging
Feb. 6. 7:30 p.m. Wendy Westerwelle opens a new show, “Medicare-fully Fabulous,” but includes old favorites: Zumi her manicurist and Aunt Golda from Miami plus her new-age therapist, Mallory. The personal stories about aging, facial hair, fashion and food are inspiring, moving and hilarious, says one reviewer. The show continues Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., but no show on Feb. 9.  Ends March 2. Tickets $15-$35 at (503) 239-5919 or www.tripro.org. The Sanctuary@Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Children’s author to share folktales
Feb. 7. 11:15 a.m. to noon. Children’s book author Carmen T. Bernier-Grand will share folktales and stories from Puerto Rico, her native land. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

View film while floating
Feb. 7. 4-5:30 p.m. All ages may float in a warm water pool while viewing Pixar film “Wall-E.”  Drop-in fee: $5 youth, $10 adult. Members free. Information: (503) 284-3377.
www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Learn to play pickleball
Feb. 7. 6-7:30 p.m. A primer for a racquet sport, pickleball, and opportunity for doubles play. Fee: $10 per family non-members, $8 per family members. Advance registration required: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org.  Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Storytellers to swap tales
Feb. 7. 6:30 p.m. Portland Storytellers’ Guild plans a story swap and potluck for storytellers, writers and others who love a good story. www.portlandstorytellers.org. Free. Community room at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

Dancers to present ‘Love Birds’
Feb. 7 & 8.  Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.  A-WOL Dance Collective presents “Love Birds,” about a shy girl hoping to find love. Aerial performances and acrobatics are part of the dance style. Music by Jeremy Davidson. Tickets $25 general, $35 preferred seating. Order online: www.albertarosetheatre.com. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Artists to offer Valentine gifts
Feb. 8: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 9: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  “Say it with  heART,” a pop-up boutique of selected Valentine art and other handmade gifts by local artists. Complimentary gift wrapping available. Coffee and cider served. Check, cash, credit/debit cards accepted. Bring canned food to donate to Oregon Food Bank. Information: www.sayitwithheart.blogspot.com. 4546 N.E. 47th Ave.

Children to make valentines
Feb. 8. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children may create collage paper valentines using decorative papers or fabrics. Materials supplied or bring your own. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Montessori school plans open house
Feb. 8. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open house at the Portland Montessori School where parents can learn about early childhood and elementary school-age programs. Information: portlandmontessori.org and (503) 688-2960.  Portland Montessori School, 4911 N.E. Couch St.

Cinema Classics to show ‘Suspicion’
Feb. 8 & 9.  2 p.m. Cinema Classics presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” (1941) with an Academy-award winning performance by Joan Fontaine. She plays a shy English woman who marries a charming gentleman (Cary Grant), then suspects he is trying to kill her. Tickets $5. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Vikings to serve pancake breakfast
Feb. 9. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Viking pancake breakfast served with scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee or tea. Adults $7, children ages 5-12 $4, under 5 free. Children’s story time 10 a.m. www.norsehall.org. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

Library to highlight African-American writing
Feb. 9. 2-3:30 p.m. Local leaders read from favorite works for the 18th annual African-American Read-In. Fiction and non-fiction for children and adults is featured in event co-sponsored by Portland Reading Council, Oregon Alliance of Black School Educators and Multnomah County Library. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Program to explore York’s identity
Feb. 9. 3-4:30 p.m. Who Is York? Learn about a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition who also was a slave to William Clark. York sometimes is obscured in coverage of this pivotal moment in U.S. history. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Make special tea in library program
Feb. 10. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to make Kombucha tea, an ancient probiotic tonic, with fermentation expert Dori Oliver. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Festival to show Freedom Riders film
Feb. 11. 6-7:45 p.m. Jefferson High’s Multicultural Film Festival continues with theme of “Journeys That Transform Us” in a program about Freedom Riders. Discussion follows the film. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Finnish film planned at Norse Hall
Feb. 11. 7 p.m. Reel Nordic Film Night features “Naapiirin Sankarit,” about a young married man and two friends who set out to buy musical equipment and encounter crazy episodes,  with Finnish humor. Free. www.norsehall.org. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

Computer help slated at senior center
Feb. 12 & 26. 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Computor tutor John Lucas will give one-on-one assistance. Free. Appointments required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Group supports caregivers
Feb. 12. 1-3 p.m. Alzheimer’s caregivers’ support group, for family members and caregivers, meets the second Wednesday of every month. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Stafford students to launch poetry book
Feb. 12. Ooligan Press releases a concise volume of poetry, “We Belong in History: Writing with William Stafford.” Work is by the late Oregon poet laureate and his students. The book also contains lesson plans for teachers. Readings by Kim Stafford, Emily Kendal Frey and student poets, including Anushka Nair. Free. (503) 284-1726; ten.e1508350540ciffo1508350540tsewq1508350540@sdao1508350540rbkoo1508350540b1508350540; www.broadwaybooks.net . Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

Musician to perform romantic ballads
Feb. 13. noon to 12:30 p.m. Pianist/singer Judy Dryer will present a program of romantic ballads. Free but donations appreciated to the senior center. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Class to focus on agility
Feb. 14. 10:45 a.m. Retain agility and get down and up from  the floor in a movement class with Kim Cottrell. Continues to March 14. $50 for five-week class or $15 drop-in fee. Information: www.kimcottrell.com; (503) 890-6865. Subud House, 3185 N.E. Regents Dr.

Senior center to show ‘The Butler’
Feb. 14. 1 p.m. View “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, who served eight presidents as a butler in the White House. $1 donation suggested. Pizza and salad lunch available for $2. Reservations: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Yoga class planned for couples
Feb. 14. 6-7:15 p.m. A special couple’s Yoga class on Valentine’s Day to restore, renew and relax. For all levels. $15 per person member, $20 non-member. Advance registration required: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Peter Yarrow slates benefit concert
Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m. An “Evening of Love and Laughter with Peter Yarrow,” of Peter, Paul & Mary, is a benefit concert for Wisdom of the Elders, which preserves Native American history, culture and language. Golden Hour at 6:30 p.m. includes meeting Yarrow and Wisdom of the Elders leaders, a signed book and CD of “Puff the Magic Dragon” and the concert. Golden Hour tickets $60; general $20; students, seniors $15; children 14 and younger $5.  www.brownpapertickets.com/event/410189. Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 N.E. 14th Ave.

Storytellers to focus on ‘Love’s Shadow’
Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m. “Love’s Shadow,” an evening of stories filled with heart, light and transformation, including personal stories and fables, with the Portland Storytellers’ Guild. Tickets $10 general, $8 students and guild members. Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com. www.portlandstorytellers.org. Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St.

Songwriter to link songs, books
Feb. 15. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Songwriter Greta Pedersen will celebrate songs that have been transformed into books in a family workshop, especially for children 0-6 years old. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Library plans 150th birthday party
Feb. 15.  Celebrate the Multnomah County Library’s 150th birthday and show your “Library Love” by writing love notes to your library in a family craft activity, with treats. Free. Hours vary by branch: 11 a.m. to noon at North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.; 1-2 p.m. at Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.; 1-3 p.m. at Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.; 2:30-4 p.m. at Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.;  4-5 p.m. at Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Labyrinth walk, healing service planned
Feb. 15. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth walk in the second-floor Great Hall. At 5:30 p.m., a healing and wholeness service, with music in the Taize tradition, in the sanctuary. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Guitarists to perform at Fleur de Lis
Feb. 15. Doors open 5:30 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Grammy-award winners Doug Smith and Mark Hanson play guitar. Menu includes appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, wines, beers. Tickets for music only are $20. Reservations recommended: call (503) 459-4887 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fleur de Lis Cafe, 3930 N.E. Hancock St.

Seminar to focus on depression
Feb. 15. 6:30 p.m. Recovery International, which provides mental health training that includes effects of Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD), plans a seminar including  two films, “The Misunderstood Epidemic Depression” and “Depression: Out of the Shadows.” A discussion will follow. Free. St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

Artists collaborate for show
Feb. 15. 7:30 p.m. Visual artist and performer Matthew Lutz Kinoy will have paintings with Magni Borgehed and films by Jessie Stead, Tamara Henderson and Jeannine Han in a presentation titled “Loose Buddies.” Free. Information: disjecta.org; (503) 286-9449; Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.

Swim lessons scheduled for all ages
Feb. 17. Various times for winter swim lessons, following the American Red Cross curriculum, for all ages. Five weeks of lessons $28 to $45, depending on class selected. Registration: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitiycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Talk planned on Lunar New Year
Feb. 18. Noon to 1 p.m. Elise Ho Tan will give a presentation on the traditions surrounding Lunar New Year celebrations. Children from a local school will be lion dancers and singers. Refreshments will be served. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Writers to unite at senior center
Feb. 20. 11 a.m. to noon. “Writers Unite,” a six-week workshop to work on poetry, essays or fiction in a supportive environment. Writing prompts will trigger memories and imagination. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Expert to teach Windows 8.1 class
Feb. 20. 1-2:30 p.m. As a fund-raiser for the Hollywood Senior Center, Bob Cochran will teach Windows 8.1 and provide steps for protecting your computer. Cost: $5. Call (503) 288-8303 to register. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Speaker to discuss Oregon theaters
Feb. 20. 3-4 p.m. Darrell Jabin will present a perspective on the architecture, lighting and history of Oregon theaters, from opera houses to vaudeville to movie palaces. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

School to welcome kindergarten parents
Feb. 20. 6:30-8 p.m. Parents of incoming kindergarten students learn about programs and procedures. Free. (503) 916-5600. Roseway Heights K-8 School, 7334 N.E. Siskiyou St.

Open house planned at Trinity Lutheran School
Feb. 20. 6:30-8 p.m. Students and parents may tour classrooms and meet current students, parents and staff. (503) 288-6403; gro.d1508350540naltr1508350540oPyti1508350540nirT@1508350540eciff1508350540o1508350540 or www.trinityportland.org. Trinity Lutheran School, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.

Dinner to honor Don Waggoner
Feb. 21. 6-8:30 p.m. A dinner honoring Don Waggoner for leadership and contributions to Northeast Portland and the Northeast Community Center. Live music by Jazz Landing. Tickets $50 each. Advance registration required: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

Dental sealants offered for kids
Feb. 22. Call for appointment. Free dental sealants for children ages 7 to 15 in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. (503) 284-3588. Portland Family Dentistry, 6439 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Fellowship plans taco lunch, auction
Feb. 22. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Indian taco lunch. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Silent auction. Lunch $7 donation. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

Youth learn to knit at library
Feb. 22. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids in grade school or older learn to knit or improve skills. Needles and yarn provided, or bring your own. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

King Neptune to appear in library program
Feb. 22. 1-1:45 p.m. King Neptune sings songs on his canjo, a banjo made from a can, introduces trash puppets and other Trash Island occupants in Trashanaha Day in a program made possible through SCRAP and Tears of Joy Theatre. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Authors to draw monsters with kids
Feb. 22. 1 p.m. Jolby and Rachel Roellke Coddington share their new book, “Monsters Under Bridges,” and lead an interactive drawing activity with kids. Their book is a guide to the intriguing monsters living under the bridges and roadways of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Free. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Kenton library plans Ghanaian rhythms program
Feb. 22. 3-3:45 p.m. Shi Dah performs Ghanaian drumming, dance, songs and rhythms in traditional clothing. The audience may share in the music and dance. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Auction to support pre-school
Feb. 22. 6-8:30 p.m. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, an auction to support the Lee Owen Stone pre-school. Food by Taqueria Nueve. Tickets $20 each at moc.l1508350540iamg@15083505404102n1508350540oitcu1508350540asol1508350540.
The Madeleine Parish Hall, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave.

School choir to join pianist in program
Feb. 22. 6:30 p.m. Pianist Michael Allen Harrison will perform, accompanied by Trinity Lutheran School’s Celebration Choir, to benefit the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization. Tickets: free for children 10 and younger, $5 for students 11-17; $10 for 18 and older. Advance tickets at the school office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday: (503) 288-6403. Or at the door. Trinity Lutheran School, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.

Sock puppets to explore race questions
Feb. 23. 2-3 p.m. Damaris Webb examines questions of race with sock puppets in “The Box Marked Black: Tales of a Halfrican American Growing Up Mulatto.” Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Concordia gains literary art
Feb. 23. 2-4 p.m. Book signing for “Berta and Elmer Hader: A  Lifetime of Art,” about award-winning children’s book authors-illustrators. A trove of the Haders’ work also has been donated to the Jody Thurston Northwest Children’s Literature Center for study. Free. (503) 493-4370. www.cu-portland.edu. George R. White Library & Learning Center at Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

Library plans class to build website
Feb. 24. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to build a basic website using the Google Sites application. Must have a general understanding of website structure, be proficient in computer applications and have a Google or Gmail account. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

PCC writing class
Feb. 24-March 17. 6:30-8:20 p.m. Do you wonder where writers get ideas? Have you always wanted to write but don’t know where to start? Maybe you write but you want to write more. Then Jump Start Your Writing (offered through Portland Community College) was designed for you. The fun, supportive class will prime your creative pump and help you uncover writing topics. All levels welcome. $69.  Location: Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave. To register: Visit pcc.edu. Click on “Class Schedule,” “Winter 2014-Non-credit classes,” “Writing-Non-credit,” “Jump Start Your Writing.”

Nursery owner to offer tips for parking strips
Feb. 25. 7 p.m. Maurice Horn, co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose, will discuss “True Grit for the Parking Strip” with Metropolitan Garden Club. Free. Information: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540xdpbu1508350540lcned1508350540rag1508350540 or president Ruth Hoard, moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540draoh1508350540r1508350540. Subud Center, 3185 N.E. Regents Dr.

Internet introduction planned at library
Feb. 26. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn basic computer terms and functions with introduction to Internet skills. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988- 5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Seminar planned for bereaved people
Feb.  26. 11 a.m. to noon. A forum, “Seven Strategies: Coping with the Death of a Loved One” is for the recently bereaved and those supporting them. It offers suggestions on how to cope in the weeks and months following the death and outlines additional resources in the community. Free. Registration recommended at gro.e1508350540cnedi1508350540vorp@1508350540retsi1508350540k.enn1508350540a1508350540 or (503) 215-4636. Cancer Center Room C, Providence Portland Medical Center, 4805 N.E. Glisan St.

Imago schedules ‘The Caretaker’
Feb. 27. 7 p.m. Opening of “The Caretaker, “ Harold Pinter’s play about the confluence of power, allegiance, innocence and corruption among two brothers and a tramp. Show continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. until March 23. Tickets $17 Thursdays and Sundays, $19 Fridays and Saturdays. (503) 231-9581. www.imagotheatre.com Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. 8th Ave.

Senior center plans ‘Last Vegas’ film
Feb. 28. 1 p.m. View film, “Last Vegas,” with Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline as old pals who gather for a bachelor party. $1 donation suggested. Pizza and salad lunch available for $2. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

Grant Boosters plan fund-raiser
Feb. 28. 6 p.m. The Grant High School Boosters plan a  fund-raiser  with auctions, raffle, heavy appetizers and libations, to support the students’ extra-curricular activities. Tickets $50 each at www.grantboosterclub.org/auction.asp.  Sandbox Studios, 420 N.E. 9th Ave.

Opera to Go to present ‘La Boheme’
Feb. 28. 7 p.m. Portland Opera to Go, a traveling cast, will present a shortened version of Puccini’s “La Boheme” with its themes of youth, poverty, love and friendship. Followed by community dialogue. Recommended for upper elementary school students and older. Free. Celebration Tabernacle, 8131 N. Denver Ave. Tri-Met #4, Yellow MAX at Kenton Station.
Upcoming

Antique show due at Expo Center
March 1. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Antique & Collectible Show with Christine Palmer & Associates. Tickets $7. Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive.

Pre-school plans open house
March 1. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open house for prospective parents at the cooperative Lee Owen Stone Preschool. Free. www.leeowenstonepreschool.org. 2728 N.E. 34th Ave.

Marimba players to support health program
March 1. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Eight marimba bands play high-energy music from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana. Free. Proceeds from a raffle and donations will go to Tariro, a 10-year-old non-profit organization working in Zimbabwe to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating young women and girls. www.tariro.org. For information: MyLinda King at moc.t1508350540ropel1508350540et@ab1508350540miram1508350540. Portland Foursquare Church, 2830 N.E. Flanders St.

Roseway Heights plans auction
March 1. 5-10 p.m. Roseway Heights K-8 School auction, “Once Upon a Time.” Tickets $30. Purchase online at roseway.schoolauction.net/auction2014. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 N.E. Glisan St.

Audience to join visual artist
March 12. 7:30 p.m. Visual artist Kathryn Andrews invites the audience to participate in “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” a performance work incorporating dance and projected video. Free. Information: disjecta.org; (503) 286-9449; Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.

Irvington plans auction, dinner
March 14. 5:30 p.m. Irvington School’s annual auction with the theme “Totally Awesome ‘80s.” Proceeds support students’ educational enrichment. Dinner included. Information:  Erika Ruber at moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540rebur1508350540akire1508350540 or Stephanie Hintz at moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540eulbo1508350540orasi1508350540. Tickets $50 each. Online at www.irvingtonschool.com/auction/tickets. Leftbank Annex, 101 N. Weidler St.
Ongoing

Families sing at David Show
Feb. 2. 1-2 p.m. Continues Sundays. The David Show offers interactive singing for children and families. Donations appreciated. Information: www.creativedavid.com, (503) 901-1422. Rain City Coffee, next to Hollywood library, 2035 N.E. 41st Ave.

Church schedules informal service
Feb 2. 7 p.m. Continues Sundays. Informal worship in the chapel. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Seminar planned for job-seekers
Feb. 4. Continues Tuesdays. 2-4 p.m. A job-seekers lab for updating a resume, filing for unemployment or applying for a position. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Library offers English speaking time
Feb. 4. Continues Tuesdays. 6-7:30 p.m. Talk Time is an informal conversation for non-native speakers to practice English. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Vietnamese speakers to gain computer aid
Feb 5. 4-5:30 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. Lab assistants are available to help Vietnamese speakers practice computer skills. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

January 2014

Library offers citizenship classes
Jan. 4 to Feb. 8. 1-3 p.m. Learn the process and information needed to become a U.S. citizen in six sessions and prepare for the citizenship interview. Classes are taught by volunteers in English. Information: (503) 988-6318. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Learn to paint with acrylics
Jan. 4. 1-5 p.m. Learn the basic tools and techniques of acrylic painting with instructor Jenna Lechner. Fee $60. Registration: (503) 249-2190. Collage, 1639 N.E. Alberta St.

Guardino shows encaustic work, sculpture
Jan. 4. 6-9 p.m. Opening reception for encaustic and mixed media work by Shannon Passon, sculpture by Sam Hingston and egg tempera paintings by Chi Meredith. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

Theater pro plans story-telling workshop
Jan. 4. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Continues Jan. 5. 2-6:30 p.m. A two-day intensive workshop on hearing and telling traditional and nontraditional tales of crossing borders and breaking boundaries in a supportive workshop led by theater artist L. Baldwin. Ages 14 and older. Sliding-scale fee $15-$20 or pay what you can. Information and registration: moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540nilre1508350540b.seo1508350540hsduo1508350540l1508350540. Hipbone Studios, 1847 E. Burnside St.

Concordia U. to feature ‘Art of Photography’
Jan. 5. 2-4 p.m. Opening of an exhibit, “The Art of Photography,” featuring Bruce Lee, Samara Howell, Brent Schauer, Don Lally Jr., Donn Jones and Kelly Hartley. Continues to Jan. 31. Free exhibit. www.cu-portland.edu/academics/library/library-events. George R. White Library & Learning Center, Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

Woodburning class to produce pendants
Jan. 8. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn the art of woodburning while creating a one-of-a-kind pendant with instructor Jodie Cord. Fee: $15. Registration: (503) 249-2190. Collage, 1639 N.E. Alberta St.

Story time planned for tiny tots
Jan. 10. 11-11:30 a.m. Continuing Fridays. Family storytime for children infant-6 years old with an adult. Free. Information: (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Trio of classes helps to improve job search
Jan. 10, Jan. 15 and Jan. 17. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A three-part series designed to help improve job search strategy and deal with the new realities of looking for work. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Families to join in rhythm, songs from Ghana
Jan. 11. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shi Dah performs Ghanaian drumming, dance, songs and rhythms in traditional clothing. Families may join in this interactive celebration. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Drama focuses on Shackleton in Antarctic
Jan. 11. 8 p.m. Continues Jan. 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. “Shackleton’s Antarctic Nightmare: The 1914 Voyage of The Endurance,” a one-man performance by Lawrence Howard, retelling the voyage to the Antarctic continent by Ernest Shackleton and his crew, who survived on the ice for more than a year and a half. Advance tickets $15. Purchase online at www.portlandstorytheater.com. Hipbone Studio, 1847 E. Burnside St.

Class to teach portraits by collage
Jan. 12. 2-5:30 p.m. Learn to use magazine pages and other paper as “paint” to create a collage portrait. No drawing required. Leave with a frame-ready work of art. Fee: $35. Registration: (503) 249-2190. Collage, 1639 N.E. Alberta St.

Children’s author to read in sign language
Jan. 13. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Author Dawn Prochovnic will host a sign language story time about opposites with her picture book, “Opposites Everywhere!” Free. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Jeff High festival to show film about U.S. drug war
Jan. 14. 6-7:45 p.m. The documentary, “The House I Live In,” about the U.S. war on drugs, is part of Jefferson High School’s 13th annual Multicultural Film Festival. Discussion follows the film. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Dogs help kids, teens improve reading
Jan. 16. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Kids and teens can improve reading skills, and make new friends, by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Free. Registration required (503) 988-5962. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

Event planned for differently-abled adults
Jan. 17. 7-9 p.m. Differently-abled individuals, 18 and older, are invited for games, crafts, dancing and snacks. New participants must be accompanied by a companion 18 years and older. Admission: $7 each but first companion is free. Information: (503) 702-2394 and moc.l1508350540iamg@1508350540stnev1508350540Ehcuo1508350540CehTf1508350540fO1508350540. St. Charles Catholic Church, 5310 N.E. 42nd Ave.

Writer to share stories from childhood
Jan. 18. 11 a.m. to noon. Author Carmen T. Bernier-Grand shares funny folktales, silly stories and goofy games from childhood with her doll, Julita. She will share images of Puerto Rico and read from her book, “Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice,” in honor of the library’s Everybody Reads 2014 author. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Defy gravity in science session
Jan. 18. 3-4 p.m. Kids in grades 3-8 or older can use science to defy gravity, hold water upside down without spilling it, and learn the secret of the magicians’ tablecloth trick. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Labyrinth walk, healing service planned
Jan. 18. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth walk in the second-floor Great Hall. 5:30 p.m. A healing and wholeness service with music in the Taize tradition. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Fleur De Lis books LaRhonda Steele, Family Band
Jan. 18. Doors open 5:30 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. LaRhonda Steele and Family Band continue the Big Sound Music Series. An evening menu of appetizers, small salad entrees, desserts, wines and beers will be available. Tickets for performance only are $20. Reservation: (503) 459-4887. Fleur De Lis French Bakery and Cafe, 3930 N.E. Hancock St.

ViVoce to present world-wide songs, stories
Jan. 18. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. ViVoce, the a capella women’s choir of Portland Revels, presents its eighth annual winter concert, including songs and stories from Macedonia, Appalachia, Germany, Renaissance Spain and Italy. Information and advance tickets: www.portlandrevels.org . Tickets $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, children 6-12 free. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

Alberta Rose books: Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin
Jan. 19. 7 p.m. Singer-songwriters Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin in concert. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. www.albertarosetheatre.com. Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

Picture book author to read ‘Great Impersonator’
Jan. 21. 11 a.m. Local writer Jennifer Coughlin shares her new picture book, “The Great Impersonator,” with illustrations by Catherine Lazar Odell. Free. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

Youth to learn Lao soup ingredients
Jan. 21. 4-5:30 p.m. Students in grade 6-12 may learn to make Lao chicken noodle soup using homemade noodles topped with fresh fried garlic, green onions and cilantro. Also roll up salad rolls. Free. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Learn to use e-books, other devices
Jan. 23. 4:30-6 p.m. One-on-one help with electronic devices and applications, e-books or audiobooks. Free. Information: (503) 988-5391. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

Artist to teach encaustic
painting with beeswax
Jan. 25. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn the ancient art of encaustic painting, using beeswax and damar resin, with instructor Jodie Cord. Fee $75. Registration: (503) 249-2190. Collage, 1639 N.E. Alberta St.

Library to offer class on food preservation
Jan. 26. 2-3 p.m. Gain an overview of canning, freezing, juicing and jamming Oregon’s fresh fruits. Review techniques, necessary equipment and up-to-date references and resources. Provided by Oregon State University Extension Service. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Pageturners to discuss Leonard Pitts book
Jan. 28. 6:15-7:45 p.m. A Pageturners group discusses “Freeman” by Leonard Pitts. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Ongoing

Westminster plans informal service
Jan. 5. 7 p.m. Continues Sundays. Informal worship in the chapel. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

Hora de Cuentos en Kenton
Jan. 18. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Los sabados. Se presentan cuentos, canciones y rimas en espanol para familias con ninos de 0 a 6 anos de edad. Free. Informacion: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Library sets aside computer for job seekers
Jan. 7. 2-4 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. At a dedicated computer, job-seekers may update a resume, file for unemployment or apply for a job. Free. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Upcoming

Art exhibit links man, beasts with God
Feb. 2. 2-5 p.m. Opening reception with the artists exhibiting in “Birds, Beasts and Beauty: The Genesis to Revelation Alliance with Animals.” Contemporary artists join historic masters to show the connection of animals with man and God. Reception includes painting and sculpting demonstrations. Exhibit continues to Feb. 28. Free. www.cu-portland.edu/academics/library/library-events or www.mcfineartsfoundation.org/. Concordia University library, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

Heritage Center to show printmaker’s work
Feb. 7. 6-8 p.m. Opening reception of work by Portland print maker Gracie Campbell. A presentation by Matt Clark, executive director of Johnson Creek Watershed Council, will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by reception. Art exhibit continues through Feb. 29. Information: (503) 231-7264. www.visitahc.org. Center hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave.