Events are listed in the order in which they will take place, followed by ongoing and upcoming events. To be considered for inclusion, entries must be submitted by e-mail to ofni.1506462907swen-1506462907rats@1506462907lairo1506462907tide1506462907 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.
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BILINGUAL CRAFTS SET
Sept. 16. 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Family craft hour, taught in English and Spanish, brings art and color into life. Manualidades para toda la familia. Todos los materials seran proporcionados. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library 512 N. Killingsworth St.
BASKETBALL FOR FUN
Sept. 18-Nov. 15. 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday or Wednesday session. Ages 5-11 learn basketball fundamentals of shooting, passing and dribbling with emphasis on fun. Members $27-$36; non-members $36-$45. Scholarships available. Pre-registration required: 503-284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. NE Community Center,1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
FORM CORN HUSK FIGURES
Sept. 20. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking and English-speaking families learn to make corn husk figurines in the form of animals, characters or fantasy creatures. Learn how ancient cultures are inspired by nature to make arts and crafts. Los participantes aprenden como las culturas antiquas estan inspiradas por la naturaleza para hacer sus artesanias, asi como tambien la importancia del maiz en la cultura native de Mexico. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
OKTOBERFEST AT GERMAN AMERICAN SOCIETY
Sept. 23. 2-10 p.m. Get out your lederhosen and dirndls and prepare for a festive day at the 2017 German American Society’s Oktoberfest in Rose City Park with traditional German music, food, bier and fun. German American Society of Portland, 5626 N.E. Alameda Street.
EXPLORE RAIN FOREST
Sept. 23. 11-11:45 a.m. Visit the Amazon Rain Forest with Magdalena and Friends through an English-Spanish bilingual picture book, “Magdalena’s Picnic.” Magdalena shows children the plants and animals of the rain forest. Free. 503-988-5123, North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
CLAYMATION FOR TEENS
Sept. 23, 3-5 p.m. In a stop-motion claymation workshop, teens in grades 6-12 create characters out of modeling clay and make them come to life in animation. Free. 503- 988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
MAKE HIP-HOP RHYMES
Sept. 30. 2-3:30 p.m. Mic Cranshaw, judged Portland’s Best Hip-Hop Artist for 2016 by Willamette Week, shares the history of hip-hop and making rhymes in an interactive workshop for teens. Free. 503-988-5123. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
BAYOU BOYZ TO PLAY
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24. 5-8 p.m. The Bayou Boyz play blues, rock, gospel and zydeco interpreted through their Louisiana roots. Over age 21. No cover but purchase required: $5 cash or $10 credit card. 503-288-5164. Blackwell’s Bar & Grill, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave.
SIMRIT TO PERFORM
Sept. 20. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Hear Simrit live, in concert with her ensemble. The World Music artist is known for her haunting voice and chant music. Tickets: $25-$40; discounts for groups. www.tickets.brightstarevents.com. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.
JOIN ‘LIVE WIRE’ TAPING
Sept. 7. 7:30 p.m. Attend the “Live Wire with Luke Burbank” taping for later broadcast on public radio. Music, comedy and conversation. Minors okay if accompanied by parent or guardian. Tickets $15-$35. 503-764-4131. www.albertarosetheatre/tickets. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.
VIEW NEW FESTIVAL
Sept. 8-10. The inaugural Ingenio Play Fest is a Latina/o playwright development program. Four plays, selected from national submissions, are presented in free concert readings over three days. After readings, feedback sessions are led by guest artist Daniel Jaquez and other guests. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8: “Valentino and the Chilean Heiress” by Guillermo Reyes. 2 p.m. Sept. 9: “I Kissed Chavela Vargas,” by Monica Palacios. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9: “Shoe” by Marisela Trevino Orta. 2 p.m. Sept. 10: “Los Dreamers” by Monica Sanchez. www.milagro.org. 503-236-7253. Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.
MIXED MEDIA AT GUARDINO
Sept. 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the main gallery, Beverly Soasey shows mixed media work and Beth Robinson has mixed media collage. In the feature area, Sue Thomas shows paintings and Scot Cameron-Bell displays ceramics. Free viewing. Continues to Sept. 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; closed Monday. 503-281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.
PAINTERS EXHIBIT WORK
Sept. 1. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Painters Joanne Radmilovich Kollman and Celeste Bergin will exhibit work in the lobby through September. Free. Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 503-284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
CARLOS REYES TO READ
Sept. 5. 7 p.m. Poet Carlos Reyes reads from his new collection, “Guilt in Our Pockets: Poems from South India.” Free. 503-284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.
TWO POETS TO READ
Sept. 6. 7 p.m. Poet and visual artist Allan Peterson and poet and performance artist Margaret Chula will present their newest poetry books. Free. 503-284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.
MEET AUTHOR DePRIEST
Sept. 12. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Meet author Mario DePriest and participate in a discussion of his book, “The Power of a Rose: Man-to-Man About Women, Romance and Communication.” Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
LEARN INFLUENCE OF TARZAN AUTHOR
Sept. 23. 3-4:30 p.m. Hear about the influence that Edgar Rice Burroughs has had on other writers and film directors. In addition to his many Tarzan and John Carter novels, Burroughs created fantastic tales about the Moon, Venus and a civilization deep inside earth. Other notable novels include “The Land Time Forgot” and “The Mucker.” Presentation made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of the Library Foundation. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
DOCUMENTARY FOCUSES ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Sept. 7. 7:30 p.m. “Birthright: A War Story,” is a full-length documentary about efforts to curtail women’s reproductive rights in America. Director Civia Tamarkin participates in a post-film Q&A. Tickets: $9 general, $7 students and seniors. 503-281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
KUBRICK’S ‘2001’ SLATED
Sept. 8. 7 p.m. and Sept. 10. 2 p.m. “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi epic, begins at the dawn of man, with the appearance of a mysterious black monolith, and continues into the 21st century with two astronauts on voyages. Then they run afoul of their ship’s HAL 9000 computer. In 70mm. Tickets $12. 503-281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
‘BARRY LYNDON’ SET
Sept. 9. 6 p.m. “Barry Lyndon” is Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 film about a roguish Irishman who dupes and seduces his way up the social ladder in 18th century England. He marries a wealthy countess, gaining wealth and power before falling into ruin. In 35mm. Tickets: $9 general, $7 students and seniors. 503-281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
‘THE SHINING’ RETURNS
Sept. 10. 8 p.m. “The Shining” is Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film about a family staying in an isolated hotel for the winter, where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence while the psychic son senses horror from the past and of the future. In 35mm. Tickets: $9 general, $7 students and seniors. 503-281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
‘CLOCKWORK ORANGE’ SET
Sept. 11. 7 p.m. “A Clockwork Orange” is Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film set in a future Britain where Alex, a charismatic and psychopathic delinquent, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy. But not all goes according to plan. In 35mm. Tickets: $9 general, $7 students and seniors. 503-281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
BUILD A WEBSITE
Sept. 16. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how to build a basic website using the Google Sites application. Arrive with a Google or Gmail account before class. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
POST ON CRAIGSLIST
Sept. 26. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to post an item to sell on Craigslist, or search for a job or rental home. Also learn tips for staying safe on Craigslist. Using mouse and keyboard required. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Sept. 30. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get a taste of programming in a casual and slow-paced setting. Participants take an existing program and change it. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.com or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Sept. 6 and Sept. 13. 7-9 p.m. Orientation to an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program to transform your relationship with stress and bring healing of illness, loss, anxiety and challenges in life. Free. Registration: moc.s1506462907senlu1506462907fdniy1506462907dobdn1506462907im@yc1506462907nan1506462907 or 503-890-8965. Yoga studio at Whole Foods Market, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave.
HOLLYWOOD BOOSTER GOLF TOURNAMENT
Sept 9. Noon to 5 p.m. Annual 9-hole scramble includes golf cart, door prizes and refreshments. Fun way to meet neighborhood business folks and support efforts to build economic viability and livability. Non-golfers can join non-hosted social hour. Cost is $50. Contact Heidi Settlemier 503-307-1502 or moc.l1506462907iamg@1506462907xdpyt1506462907laera1506462907demal1506462907a1506462907. Broadmoor Golf Course, 3509 N.E. Columbia Blvd.
WELLNESS WORKSHOPS AT LUMINANCE YOGA
Wellness Wednesday Workshops with Laura Washington ND at Luminance Yoga and Naturopathy. Sept. 13 through Jan 21. 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. Free. Sept. 13: Learn about a 21-day purification process to begin a journey toward a clearer, brighter, lighter way of life. Oct. 11: Strong immunity naturally. Oct. 25: Healthy inflammation response. Nov. 8: Strategies for balance through the holidays. Nov. 29: More strategies for balance through the holidays. Jan. 10: Blood sugar stabilization. Jan. 17: Strong bones. 503-349-8188. www.luminanceportland.com. 3430 N.E. 41st Ave.
MOVE WITH LOW IMPACT
Sept. 11. 10:10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays. U-Vigorate is a high energy, low impact cardio exercise class with non-competitive routines that vary regularly and provide opportunities to challenge eye-hand coordination, balance, memory and endurance while increasing aerobic capacity, toning and posture. Drop-in fee: $8. 971-258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.
LEARN TO SWIM
Sept. 11-Oct. 28. Times vary for ages 6 months to adult. Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons. Members $50, non-members $63. Scholarships available. www.necommunitycenter.org. 503-284-3377. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
BALANCE WITH TAI CHI
Sept. 6. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, an evidence-based health class developed by researchers at Oregon Research Institute. It improves balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility and raises self-esteem. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Information: 503-288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.
GET PHONE AID
Sept. 6. 9 a.m.,10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Continues Sept. 13, 20 and 27. In one-hour appointments, Kerri Robinson will offer assistance about your electronic device. Free. Appointments: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
SET COMPUTER TIME
Sept. 7, 14 and 28. 9:45 a.m., 12 noon and 12:45 p.m. Computer Tutor John Lucas offers 45 minute, one-on-one sessions for guidance to use an electronic device. Bring device and charging cords. Free. $1 donation to the center appreciated. Appointment: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
VIEW COMEDY FILM
Sept. 8. 1 p.m. View the comedy “Going In Style.” Three lifelong pals, desperate to pay bills, make a daring bid to knock over the bank that absconded with their money. Free. Registration: 971-285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.
GET CAREGIVER TOOLS
Sept. 12. 1-2:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays through Oct. 17. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” helps family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend with a chronic illness. Learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings and locate helpful resources with Loriann McNeill, coordinator of the Multnomah County Family Caregiver Support Program. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
VINEGAR AIDS HEALTH
Sept. 14. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Dr. Juliette Guenette leads a discussion about the health benefits of “Apple Cider Vinegar: It’s Not Just for Pickles.” It can alleviate heartburn, promote healthy cholesterol levels, healthy blood sugar levels and improve nutrient absorption. It also is a beauty aid for skin and hair. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
RELAX WITH MUSIC
Sept. 14. 1 p.m. Sing with the group, play social instruments, learn music-based relaxation techniques to reduce stress and more for some music therapy focused on health and wellness. Led by Erin Willems, a board-certified music therapist. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
LEARN HOME REPAIRS
Sept. 18. 2-3 p.m. Learn about home repairs for aging in place to remain, safe, healthy and comfortable. The presentation covers possible health and safety concerns, ways to improve your home and provides resources for free home repairs for people 55 years or older with low income or people with disabilities. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
RIDE TO THE ZOO
Sept. 19. 9 a.m. Join Riders’ Club to the Oregon Zoo on Free Day for Seniors, age 65 and older. Bring one guest for free. Senior Safari features animal talkers, a lunch special and free train and carousel rides. A Ride Wise Ambassador provides free Tri-Met fare to the zoo. Registration: 503-288-8303. Meet at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
HEAR TALKING BOOKS
Sept. 21. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Elke Burton, Oregon’s public services librarian, outlines what the Talking Books library offers free to any Oregon resident with print impairment. The library includes more than 70,000 audio books, more than 50 audio magazines, descriptive DVDs and a free app for iOS and Android devices. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
WORK THAT E-DEVICE
Sept. 21. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Arrange 45-minute appointments with the Computer Tutor to learn how to use a cell phone, tablet or laptop, PC or Apple. Bring the fully charged electronic device. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.
SEE FUNNY FILM
Sept. 22. 1 p.m. View the comedy, “Going In Style.” Three lifelong pals, desperate to pay bills, make a daring bid to knock over the bank that absconded with their money. Free but $1 donation appreciated. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
LEARN ABOUT SERVICES
Sept. 26. 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. An “Active Aging Senior Fair” will provide information about the programs, activities and services for older adults in North Portland. Free. 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.
SIT FOR EXERCISE
Sept. 26. 10:15-10:45 a.m. Personal trainer Jacqui Jackson will demonstrate how to strengthen quadriceps, relieve knee pain and fortify the core area through gentle seated exercises. Continue the process at home with a chair as the only equipment. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
ADOPT PET AT SHOP
Sept. 2. At Shop & Adopt, chat with knowledgeable Oregon Humane Society volunteers and meet animals looking for new homes. Information: 503-416-5026. Furever Pets, 1902 N.E. Broadway.
CAREGIVERS GAIN SUPPORT
Sept. 5 and 19. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues first and third Tuesdays. A support group, led by a trained facilitator, is for families, partners and other caregivers of older adults to discuss the challenges and rewards of providing care for a loved one. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
AID FOR DEPRESSION
Sept. 5. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. For help with depression, the nonprofit Recovery International offers support. Free will offering. www.recoveryinternational.org. www.selfhelptools.org. For other locations: 503-810-2789. St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.
DANCE TO DREAMS
Sept. 9. 1-5 p.m. Use Qoya dance in a workshop, “Leap of Faith with Elan McAllister,” to move the body, release limiting beliefs and explore one’s deepest desires and biggest dreams. Fee: $45. 971-258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.
VIKINGS SERVE PANCAKES
Sept. 10. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Viking pancake breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, strawberry compote and lingonberries, with coffee or tea. Adults $8; children ages 5-12 $4, under age 5 free. Free parking. In the Bergen Dining Room at Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.
LEARN ABOUT ‘VILLAGE’
Sept. 10. 1:30 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, in which neighbors help neighbors age at home. Get involved as a member, a volunteer, or both. Free. 503-528-9768. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
GRANDPARENTS GET AID
Sept. 11. 10-11 a.m. Usually continues on first Mondays. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children they didn’t expect at this stage of life. Exchange ideas for dealing with changed circumstances to support the emotional and physical health of the children and caretakers. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.
LEARN FISCAL FACTS
Sept. 12. 7 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Portland will begin its 2017-18 Civic Education Program with a panel discussing how Oregon will thrive in the current fiscal environment despite last year’s defeat of Measure 97, which would have raised corporate minimum tax, when sales exceed $25 million, to fund education, health care and senior services. Panel includes state Sen. Michael Dembrow; Jeremy Rogers, Oregon Business Plan; moderator Barbara Dudley, League member and adjunct professor, Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University. Free. Multnomah County Boardroom, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. After discussion, online streaming by MetroEast Community Media www.lwvpdx.org.
Sept. 12. 7 p.m. Scott Bailey, the Portland School Board’s Zone 5 representative, will join in “Conversation with Leadership” with Bill Farver, Northeast Community Center board president. Followed by a Q&A with the audience. 503-284-3377. In the gymnasium at the Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
COPING WITH DEMENTIA
Sept. 13. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday. Sept. 24 at 2-3:30 p.m., continues fourth Sunday. In Alzheimer’s support groups, caregivers and family members share ideas for coping and caring. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
PINTS AID PUPS
Sept. 14. 5-7 p.m. Drink craft beer at an end of summer party, Pints for Pups, to raise funds for the Oregon Humane Society. Live music. The Station, 2703 N.E. Alberta St.
HEAR LUTHER SCHOLAR
Sept. 15. 7 p.m. Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America plans several events, including a lecture series by Luther scholar Dr. Timothy J. Wengert. Freewill offering. 503-288-6174. Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 N.E. 14th Ave.
LABYRINTH, TAIZE SLATED
Sept. 16. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk 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, is in the sanctuary. 503-287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.
ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE
Sept. 17. 3-4:30 p.m. In Citizen Advocacy 101, learn strategies to make change happen for you, your neighbors or to deal with a concern about local, state or federal law. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
LOVE THOSE BUGS
Sept. 23. 9-11:30 a.m. Learn to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive. Beetles, bugs, flies and lacewings offer free pest control. Free. Session with East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Information: 503-222-7645. Registration: www.emswcd.org. Meet at Oregon Food Bank, 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive.
Sept. 23. 7-10:30 p.m. In Red Tent with Susan Landa, form a community of sisterhood, tap into your feminine power and honor all cycles and stages of women’s lives. $20 at the door or $14 for one woman, $20 for two online: www.somaspace.us. 971-258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.
LEARN TO HOOK RUGS
Sept. 25. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Learn about rug hooking with a kit including hook and yarn. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
CONIFERS ON AGENDA
Sept. 26. 7 p.m. The Metropolitan Garden Club will hear Dave Leckey of Oregon Small Trees Nursery discuss “Dwarf Conifers.” moc.l1506462907iamg@1506462907xdpbu1506462907lcned1506462907rag1506462907. www.gardenclubpdx.com. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda at Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE AT LAURELHURST CLUB
Dec. 31. Social hour 8:30 p.m., dancing 9:15 p.m., dessert Bar 10:30 p.m. The Laurelhurst club will host a New Year’s Eve dance with the John Bennett Orchestra to celebrate 2018. Early reservations are encouraged, as space is limited. Evening attire. Attendees may bring their own champagne, wine or beer. Midnight champagne or sparkling cider toast provided, along with sodas and coffee. Cost is $40 per couple if payment is received by Oct. 1 and $50 per couple after. Contact Gerry Hubbard at 503-206-4076 for a registration form. Laurelhurst Club, 3721 S.E. Ankeny St. – Janet Goetze