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.1487908077swen-1487908077rats@1487908077lairo1487908077tide1487908077 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.
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FOR ART LOVERS
GUARDINO SHOWS CERAMICS
Feb. 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ceramic artist Kim Murton shows large pieces decorated with pattern and graffito. Cathie Joy Young’s acrylic paintings focus on “Totems and Echoes” with symbolic animals and figures. Painter Devin Bernard provides strict order in his compositions with figures that are archetypes expressing philosophical ideas. Murton and Young exhibits continue to Feb. 21; Bernard to Feb. 19. 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 Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.
ARTISTS JOIN LIGHT FESTIVAL
Feb. 1 & 2. 6-10 p.m.; Feb. 3 & 4 : 6-11 p.m. The Portland Winter Light Festival, presented by Portland General Electric and the Willamette Light Brigade, lights up the night with nine light and fire performance troupes and the work of more than 40 visual artists. Free. www.pdxwlf.com. Public transportation strongly encouraged. Limited parking available for $5. In vicinity of OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water St.
MAGNET SCHOOL SETS ART FAIR
Feb. 11 and 12. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In time for Valentine’s Day gifts and cards, the 12th annual da Vinci Art Fair features arts and crafts by local artists and students. Also includes kids’ craft tables for making valentines and a selfie station for digital valentine photos to e-mail to loved ones. Soup served in hand-crafted bowls. Sales proceeds support school arts programs. Free admission. www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/davinci. Da Vinci Arts Middle School, 2508 N.E. Everett St.
ARTISTS SHOW WORK
Feb. 11. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Feb. 12. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 10th annual heART Valentine pop-up boutique will feature the work of 27 artists, including cards, chocolates and items for gifts. Credit cards accepted. Gift wrapping upon request. Bring nonperishable food for a registered Oregon Food Bank donation box. No entrance fee. 503-285-1875. www.sayitwithheart.blogspot.com. Three houses north of Prescott St. at 4546 N.E. 47th Ave.
BRAN BARNHURST HOMOSAICS SHOW OPENS AT ALBERTA STREET GALLERY
Feb. 23. 6-9 p.m. Using only Disneyland maps, Barnhurst creates intricate paper collages, arranged to form landscapes or evocative male erotica. Through March. 503-280-6329. Alberta Street Gallery, 2724 N.E. Alberta St.
MUSIC FOR YOUR EARS
CHOIR PLANS ‘SUPER BACH’
Feb. 5. 2 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir of Portland presents a “Super Bach” concert directed by Ralph Nelson and Emma Mildred Riggle. The program includes J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 47, Monteverdi’s “Magnificat for Six Voices,” Thomas Tallis’ “O Nata Lux,” William Billings’ “Universal Praise” and Heinrich Schutz’s “Hodie Christus Natus Est.” Free-will offering. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.
LISTEN TO CHERRY GLAZERR
Feb. 9. 6 p.m. Cherry Glazerr, a progressive rock band, will present music from the new release, “Apocalipstick.” Free. 503-231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.
REVERB BROTHERS CD RELEASE PARTY
Feb. 10. 9 p.m. Local band the Reverb Brothers play an Americana repertoire. Party celebrates release of CD, Live at the White Eagle. 21 and over. White Eagle Saloon, 836 N. Russell St.
HEAR WEST AFRICAN MUSIC
Feb. 28. 6-7:30 p.m. Hear the music of West Africa with Will Dudley and Ben Finley. Dudley plays the kora, a 21-string African harp. He has studied with a Gambian master and at Ohio State University. Finley, a classically trained guitarist, has delved in recent years into African and South American musical styles. Free. Registration required online at www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
EXPLORE PRINCE’S MUSIC
Feb. 28. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Explore the impact of Prince’s music on the world through the examination of his life and musical upbringing. Participants also explore Hoopla, the library media streaming service, to access Prince’s music. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
HEAR JAZZ, R&B AT PRIME RIB ON SANDY
Ron Steen’s Jazz Jam every Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Mac Potts vocals and piano every Monday at 7 p.m., Knuckleheads Blues Jam every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Rotating artists and special events every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. www,clydesprimerib.com. Clyde’s Prime Rib, 5474 N.E. Sandy Blvd., 503-281-9200.
AT THE THEATER
‘FOREVER DUSTY’ MUSICAL SET
Feb. 2. 7:30 p.m. The West Coast premiere of “Forever Dusty,” about a shy, Irish Catholic school girl from West London who transforms herself into Dusty Springfield, the soul and face of 1960s Swinging London. Dates: Thursday-Sunday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to Feb. 25. Tickets $15-35. (503) 239-5919. www.trianglepro.org. The Sanctuary @ Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
PLAY FEATURES LGBT YOUTH
Feb. 9. 7:30 p.m. Preview of the play “Swimming While Drowning,” by Emilio Rodriguez. Francisco Garcia directs this coming-of-age story told through spoken poetry. Opening night: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 with reception catered by La Bonita. Play continues Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. until Feb. 25. Seniors $25 in advance, $30 at door; students/veterans $20 in advance, $25 at door; general $27 in advance, $32 at door. (503) 236-7253. www.milagro.org. Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.
FOR KIDS TEENS, AND FAMILIES
SCHOOL SLATES BEE FESTIVAL
Feb. 4. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Festival of the Bees includes local bee experts, crafts, food, games, candle dipping, face painting and a puppet show. Proceeds from a raffle and silent auction benefit the school. (503) 753-4459. Shining Star Waldorf School, 2120 N.E. Tillamook St.
HEAR THE STORYTELLER
Feb. 6. 6:30-7:15 p.m. S. Renee Mitchell, poet, performer and storyteller, entertains the whole family with an interactive performance that engages the senses and celebrates creativity, courage and connections to each other. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
AUTHOR TO READ FROM ‘EGG’
Feb. 8. 6:30 p.m. Children’s author and illustrator Kevin Henkes will read from his 50th book, “Egg,” a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise and an unlikely friendship. Henkes received the Caldecott Medal in 2005 for the year’s most distinguished American picture book for children, “Kitten’s First Full Moon.” Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. He appears in partnership with Green Bean Books at Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
FAMILIES CAN HIP HOP
Feb. 11. 4-4:45 p.m. Join Cykhyia and the Hip Hop Soulsation Academy in an upbeat, edgy, interactive performance the whole family can enjoy. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
ILLUSTRATOR TO VISIT
Feb. 12. 11 a.m. Caldecott Medal winner Erin E. Stead will share her new picture book, “Tony,” an illustrated version of the late Ed Galing’s poem about his favorite horse. Illustrator Stead won the 2011 Caldecott Medal for the year’s most distinguished American picture book for children, “A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” written by her husband, Philip C. Stead. He will accompany her in Portland. Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
TEENS EXPLORE PRINTMAKING
Feb. 15. 4-5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 can explore a variety of printmaking forms, including leaf rubbings, fruit stamps, inkblot monoprints and more. Free. Registration required online at www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
PAIR TO SHOW PICTURE BOOK
Feb. 16. 4:30 p.m. The author-illustrator team of Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson will share their newest picture book, “Antoinette,” about a special poodle who learns to follow her heart and be herself. This is a companion to DiPucchio and Robinson’s earlier book, “Gaston.” Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
SECOND ANNUAL GRANT HIGH STORY SLAM
Feb. 23. 7 p.m. If you’re a fan of The Moth or This American Life, hear student storytellers share amazingly true tales. Theme for this year’s slam is Departures. For more information, contact librarian Paige Battle, ten.s1487908077pp@el1487908077ttabp1487908077. Grant High School library, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave.
PUPPETS TELL TALES
Feb. 23. 10:30-11:15. Families can gather around a musical puppet show as Grandmother Elephant brings her magical Trunk of Tales about family, compassion and love. The puppetry comes in many forms, including shadow puppets, felted table-top puppets, and some made from recycled items. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
TWO TO READ NEW BOOK
Feb. 26. 11 a.m. Author Sandy Asher and illustrator Mark Fearing will read from their new book, “Chicken Story Time.” Free. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.
FOR SERIOUS BOOK LOVERS
HEAR BLACK LITERATURE
Feb.12. 2-3:30 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with an African American read-in. Community members and local celebrities read from their favorite works by African American writers. This includes fiction and nonfiction for children, teens and adults. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Feb. 11. 2-3:30 p.m. Learn about “The Underground Railroad: From Tragedy to Triumph.” The story of William Still and his friends, including Harriet Tubman and Thomas Garrett, constitutes a remarkable piece of African American history. Free. Registration required online www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Feb. 13. 6-7:30 p.m. “The Underground Railroad” program repeats. Free. Registration required online at www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in the Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
DISCUSS ‘EVICTED’ BOOK
Feb. 12. 2-3 p.m. Join a Pageturners book group to discuss “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. It is Multnomah County’s Everybody Reads selection. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. Everybody Reads events listed at www.literary-arts.org. Other Pageturners groups:
Feb. 14. 6:15-7:45 p.m. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Feb. 16. 6:30-7:45 p.m. in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Feb. 21. 6:15-7:45 p.m. in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Feb. 21. 7-8 p.m. in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
Feb. 21. 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
Feb. 27. 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
RENE DENFELD, M TO READ AT BROADWAY BOOKS
Feb 16. 7 p.m. Comma reading series, third Thursday of most months. Hosted by Kirsten Rian, readings combine voices from different genres. Authors read for 15-20 minutes each, followed by conversation between writers and audience. Free and open to the public. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.
EDWARD HERSHEY TO READ AT BROADWAY BOOKS
February 23. 7 p.m. Portlander Edward Hershey will read from his new memoir “The Scorekeeper.” As an award-winning news reporter, Hershey broke stories about the notorious “Son of Sam” case and the Attica Prison revolt. Free and open to the public. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.
HELP WITH TECHNOLOGY
LEARN ABOUT YOUR E-DEVICE
Feb. 2, 9 and 23. 9:45 a.m., Noon and 12:45 p.m. Computer tutor John Lucas gives 45-minute, one-on-one guidance for electronic devices. Please bring the device and charging cord. Free but donations appreciated to the center. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
MEET WITH TECH HELPER
Feb. 7. 5:30-7 p.m. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a Tech Helper who will find answers to technology questions involving a cell phone, iPad or tablet. Bring the charged device to the appointment. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
GET SMART WITH PHONE
Feb. 14. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn basics of the Android smartphone, including library apps for free e-books, streaming audiobooks, music and moving. Bring questions, library card and fully charged phone. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
MEET COMPUTER TUTOR
Feb. 16. 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 p.m. Make a 45-minute appointment with a computer tutor to gain confidence in using a cell phone, tablet or laptop. Bring the device fully charged. Free. Information and appointment: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, computer lab, 9009 N. Foss St.
STAY SAFE ONLINE
Feb. 22. 1-3 p.m. In this beginner’s class, learn how to protect yourself online. Bring a laptop, mobile device or use a library computer. Free. Registration is required online at www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in the Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
SENIOR RIDERS BIKE IT TO AFRICAN FILMS
Feb. 9. 10:30 a.m. The seniors’ Rider’s Club meets to travel to Portland Community College’s Cascade campus to view selections in the 27th annual Cascade Festival of African Films. Bus fare included while traveling with the Ride Ambassador. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
VIEW ‘CAPTAIN FANTASTIC’
Feb. 10. 1 p.m. View the film “Captain Fantastic,” about a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education in Pacific Northwest forests. Yet, he must leave his paradise and enter the world. Starring Viggo Mortensen, George McKay and Samantha Isler. Free. Registration and information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.
Feb. 24. 1 p.m. “Captain Fantastic” shows at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. (503) 288-8303. Free but $1 donation suggested.
SEE ‘DEEPWATER HORIZON’
Feb. 10. 1 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. with subtitles. View the film “Deepwater Horizon,” a dramatization of the April 2010 explosion of an offshore drilling rig that became the country’s worst oil spill ever. Many brave men and women that day saved many on board. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Douglas Griffin. Free but $1 donation appreciated to center. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
SEE ‘GIANT’ IN WARM POOL
Feb. 17. 4-5:30 p.m. All ages may watch the film “Big Friendly Giant” while splashing in a warm pool. Fee for non-members: $10 adult, $5 youth. Free for members. (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
MEET FITNESS GOALS
LEARN TAI CHI WITH BEGINNERS
Feb 2. 6-7 p.m. Fun, focused beginners class with an experienced teacher. Relaxed, welcoming ongoing class meets every Thursday evening. Call 503-287-2800 or visit pdxchiropractor.com for more information. The Irvington Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.
GET FIT WITH GENTLE MOVES
Feb. 2. 10-11 a.m. Gentle moves to music can improve fitness levels. Free. (503) 281-4839. Use entry under ramp to Room 8 and to playroom at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.
LEARN BELLY DANCE
Feb. 6. 6:10-7:10 p.m. Continues Mondays. Paulette Rees-Denis leads “Tribal Grooves Gypsy Caravan Belly Dance” with high-powered moves and slow, circular patterns. Drop-in fee $15. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.
SIT AND BE FIT
Feb. 26. 3-3:45 p.m. Learn to stay fit while you sit. Avoid neck and back injuries, learn about good posture, stretch at desks and get tips for back health. Free. Registration required at www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd
REDUCE LEAD EXPOSURE
Feb. 4. 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Learn how to reduce lead exposure and lead poisoning. Receive a booklet and a kit with lead-safe cleaning and testing materials. Free. Registration required online www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
MELT PAIN AWAY
Feb. 5. 12:30-1:45 p.m. Learn about MELT hand and foot treatment to ease pain and tension throughout the body. $25. (503) 283-2004. The Naked Sheep Knit Shop, 2142 N. Killingsworth St.
TOPS MEETING SET
Feb. 7. 8:30-10 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.
OF INTEREST TO SENIORS
SHARE LIFE STORIES
Feb. 3. 1-3 p.m. Continues Fridays until March 24. “Sharing Our Life Stories” is a confidential, interactive group for sharing memories that helped shape you, exploring lessons you’ve learned in life, and finding a legacy of wisdom you’d like to pass on. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
LEARN ABOUT ‘VILLAGE’ PLAN
Feb. 4. 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, which is neighbors helping neighbors age at home. Memberships are available at two levels: full service includes transportation, help with home maintenance and yard work, and access to programs and events; associate members get a list of recommended vendors and access to programs and events. Free meeting. (503) 528-9768. Gregory Heights library, 7921 S.E. Sandy Blvd.
GAIN BETTER BALANCE
Feb. 6 and 8. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” is a program from Oregon Research Institute to improve muscle strength, flexibility and mobility, and reduce the likelihood of falling. $1 donation appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.
HEAR WITH NEW PHONE
Feb. 9. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Clear Captions offers a demonstration of the CapTel phone system for those with hearing loss who have problems following conversations on a conventional telephone. The CapTel system is free, provided through a federally funded program through the Federal Communications Commission. Users must have a land line, internet connection and some hearing loss. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
CELEBRATE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF VILLAGE MOVEMENT
Feb. 13. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live stream of Dr. Atul Gawande’s nationwide discussion about the Village movement and how Villages support people to live, age, and thrive in place. Meet local representatives and learn more. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
PLAN FOR THE END
Feb. 28. 10-11:30 a.m. “Who Gets My Stuff?” This installment of the Conversations on Aging series focuses on end-of-life realities that are often ignored. This session doesn’t provide legal advice but is a safe environment for peers to explore feelings, fears and thoughts about making plans for end-of-life decisions. Free. For information and required registration: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.
Feb. 28. Noon. Celebrate February birthdays for those 60 or older. Celebrants have a free lunch. Suggested donation of $3 for those over 60. The meal price is $7.89 for those under 60. Cake served to everyone. Entertainment by the Wee Works Daycare children. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
COOK TASTY MEALS
Feb. 28. 1:30 p.m. New Season’s cooks demonstrate tasty meals for one or two people, using seasonal ingredients from the deli department. Free but donations to the center appreciated. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
GAIN SUPPORT FROM OTHERS
Feb. 3 and 17. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues first and third Fridays. A diabetes support group helps with understanding and managing the disease with nutrition. Cindy Kneale of the National University of Natural Medicine leads the group. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
Feb. 6. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of the month. A group for grandparents and other relatives raising children, offers support and ideas for dealing with the changes, challenges and happiness of having kids they didn’t expect in their lives. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.
AID OFFERED FOR ANXIETY
Feb. 7. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A depression and anxiety support group uses the cognitive behavioral training system of the nonprofit Recovery International. Information: (503) 810-2789. www.selfhelptools.org and www.recoveryinternational.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.
COPING WITH DEMENTIA
Feb. 8 and Feb. 20. Continues second Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. and third Sundays from 2-3:30 p.m. Caregivers and family members share ideas for coping and caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
REPAIR CAFE AND FIX-IT FAIR
Feb. 25. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. February Repair Cafe at City of Portland Fix-it Fair. Volunteers will be fixing small appliances and mending garments. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. No bike repair at this event. Visit www.repairpdx.org for more info. Madison High School, 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave.
PREPARE FOR EARTHQUAKE
March 1. 7-8:30 p.m. Mercycorp presentation on neighborhood earthquake preparedness during Beaumont PTA general meeting. All are welcome. Risks and impacts of Cascadia subduction zone and what you can do to prepare home, community and school. Beaumont Middle School Library, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.
OF GENERAL INTEREST
MOVE WITH VOICE
Feb. 2 and 16. 6-7 p.m. Continues first and third Thursdays. Body-led singing improvisation offers a series of ways to move in a loosely guided sound meditation, helps reboot your creativity. Drop-in class with $10-$20 sliding scale fee. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.
PRESERVE FAMILY STORIES
Feb. 5. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Create artwork and writing inspired by your family’s stories, traditions and culture. The workshop focuses on the power of memory, the role of storytelling in cultural preservation, and how to turn a collection of stories into an heirloom book. Free. Registration required online at www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
BREAKFAST WITH VIKINGS
Feb. 12. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Start the day with a Viking pancake breakfast, including scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, lingonberries, orange juice, and tea or coffee. Adults $7, children ages 5-12 $4, children under age 5 free. Free parking. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.
LABYRINTH, TAIZE SERVICE SET
Feb. 18. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candlelight labyrinth in the second-floor Great Hall. Free. 5:30 p.m. A healing and wholeness service, with music in the Taize tradition, in the sanctuary. Free-will offering. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.
MAKE WARMING CHAI
Feb. 19. 3-4:30 p.m. Warm up with a delicious drink of chai and its warming herbs. Discuss the herbs and how they aid the body, make and taste variations of the tea-like drink. Go home with information about herbs, recipes and chai. Free. Registration required at www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in the Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
LEARN ABOUT TREES
Feb. 25. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Join Jim Gersbach from Urban Forestry and Catherine Clark from the Roseway Tree Team to learn about the benefits and beauty of conifers, broadleaf evergreens and new deciduous trees, on a walk through the Northeast 72nd Avenue park blocks. Free. Registration: http://tinyurl.com/RosewayWalk. Before the walk, have coffee and snacks at 9:30 a.m. at Ira’s Deli, 7125 N.E. Prescott St.
Feb. 28. 7 p.m. The Metropolitan Garden Club hears Robert List of the Urban Farm Store discuss “Raising Chickens in the Garden.” Free. www.gardenclubpdx.com. moc.l1487908077iamg@1487908077xdpbu1487908077lcned1487908077rag1487908077. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda or Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.
AID OFFERED VETERANS
Feb. 6. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues Mondays. The Veterans’ Service Officers of Multnomah County help navigate and advocate for any benefits or other assistance available for all who served. Free. Register for a one-hour appointment: (503) 988-8387. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
NONCONFORMERS TO MEDITATE
Feb. 9 and 23. 6-7 p.m. Continues second and fourth Thursdays. “Radical Listening: Meditation for Queer Women & Gender Nonconforming Folk” uses traditional Buddhist meditation techniques and witnessing practices which involve focused listening. The idea is “if we feel heard, we are more able to access our own truths and feel connected to each other.” Drop-in sliding scale fee $5-$8. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway. – Janet Goetze