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.1511224477swen-1511224477rats@1511224477lairo1511224477tide1511224477 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.
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FINE ART, COOL CRAFTS
Nov. 3. 4-8 p.m. The annual Fine Art & Cool Craft Sale, with items created by local artists. Live music and complimentary wine and cheese. Proceeds support programs of the independent community center. www.necommunitycenter.org. Free admission. Open to the public. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1603 N.E. 38th Ave.
SENIORS SHOW GIFTS
Nov. 11. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Holiday Bazaar features a variety of vendors and handmade items for seasonal gifts. The Golden Treasures Shop also will be open, and continue 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays from Nov. 11 to Dec. 23. Donations appreciated for coffee. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
ALL SAINTS SETS BAZAAR
Nov. 11. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 40 local artisans show handmade items and holiday gifts. The Treasure Table includes antiques and collectibles. Children shop with nickels and dimes in the kid-friendly room. Baked goods, fresh coffee and a full lunch menu also available. Prizes available with $1 raffle tickets, available at the parish office, (503) 232-4305. www.allsaintsportland.org. All Saints Catholic Church, 3847 N.E. Glisan St.
Nov. 11. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 17th annual Pretty Kitty handmade holiday craft bazaar will benefit House of Dreams, a nonprofit no-kill cat shelter. Items include gifts for people and pets, home and garden items, baked goods, photo booth and silent auction. www.kittydreams.org. Taborspace, 5441 S.E. Belmont St.
FIBER, GLASS FEATURED
Nov. 18. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A holiday bazaar features fiber arts, wreaths, hand-painted silk, fused glass, note cards and jewelry. moc.l1511224477iamg@1511224477grubn1511224477rohzl1511224477av1511224477. 2334 N.E. 48th Ave.
HOLLYWOOD BOOSTER ART SHOW AND SALE
Nov. 20 – Dec. 28. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. through Sat. The Hollywood Boosters present their 20th annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, featuring local, neighborhood artists. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to support restoration of the Columbia River Gorge. 42nd Street Station. 2000 N.E. 42nd Ave.
DA VINCI STUDENTS SHOW ART
Dec. 2. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 13th annual arts fair showcases student work and raises funds for the school. www.pps.net/domain/1760 . (503) 916-5356. Da Vinci Arts Middle School, 2508 N.E. Everett St.
READ GRAPHIC NOVELS
Nov. 5. 2-3 p.m. Family graphic novel group, for children in grades 2-3, reads “CatStronauts: Mission Moon” by Drew Brockington. Free. Families with students in grades 4-5 meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. to read “Star Scouts: Book 1” by Mike Lawrence. Free. Information: (503) 988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
FAMILY READS TOGETHER
Nov. 9. 6-7 p.m. Family book group, for students in grades 6-7, reads “Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson. Free. Information: (503) 988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
Nov. 10. 3:30-5 p.m. Tween DIY @ the Library features stop-motion filmmaking. Free. Information: (503) 988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
HEAR NATIVE STORIES
Nov. 18. 3-4 p.m. Families can meet Dash’ka’yah, the monster woman with long hair and scraggly teeth, and Coyote through the storytelling powers of Ed Edmo, a Shoshone-Bannock poet, playwright, performer and traditional storyteller. Free. Made possible by The Library Foundation through support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Fund. Information: (503) 988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
RECYCLE FOR ART
Nov. 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the main gallery, Dan Pillers shows assemblages from recycled and salvaged materials, plus etched glass and purposeful use of text. David Nez explores imagined landscapes inspired by ancient and modern cartography. In the feature area, Linda Robertson creates lush botanical forms and vibrant colors in encaustic paintings. Exhibits continue to Nov. 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. www.guardinogallery.com. (503) 281-9048. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.
MARK DAY OF THE DEAD
Nov. 2. 4-5 p.m. Vengan hacer manualidades para celebrar el dia de los muertos y prestart respeto a los que nos dejaron. Si desea, traiga la foto de un ser querido para anadirla al altar. Come honor the dead and make crafts to celebrate your relatives. You may bring a photo of a loved one who has died to add to the altar. Free. (503) 988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
HELLENIC SITE TURNS TEN
Nov. 5. 12 noon to 1 p.m. Continues Sundays. Also Nov. 7. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. The exhibit “Celebrate” marks the first decade of the museum and cultural center. Continues to April 2018. www.hellenicamericancc.org. (503) 858-8567. Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and SW Washington, second floor, 3131 N.E. Glisan St.
LEARN ABOUT BASKETS
Nov. 14. 2-4 p.m. Pat Courtney Gould, a member of the Wasco tribe, a fiber artist and a basket weaver, discusses Columbia River Native baskets strong enough to store food and personal items, made from local plants in the twining technique, passed down from generation to generation. Made possible by The Library Foundation through support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Fund. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
DISJECTA TO SELL ART
Nov. 18. 7 p.m. “Art First” silent and oral auctions, with food, music and drink, to support programs and exhibits. 6 p.m. members’ preview. Tickets $40: www.disjecta.org/auction. (503) 286-9449. Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.
Nov. 19. 2:30-4 p.m. Daniela Sipkova-Mahoney, heritage crafts teacher and cultural educator, will guide participants in creating traditional Czech glass ornaments. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 288-5123 or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
ART REVEALS CULTURES
Nov. 26. 2-4 p.m. Ka’ila Farrell Smith, a Klamath Modoc artist, uses painting and traditional Northwest indigenous art forms to explore the space between the indigenous and Western world, examining cultural interpretations of esthetics, symbols and place. Free. Made possible by The Library Foundation through support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Funds. Information: (503) 988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
BOYZ PLAY ZYDECO
Nov. 5. 5-8 p.m. Continues Sundays. The Bayou Boyz play blues, rock, gospel, zydeco and more, interpreted through their Louisiana roots. Over age 21. No cover but a $5 cash or $10 credit card purchase is required. (503) 288-5164. Blackwell’s Bar & Grill, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave.
LENORE DUO SINGS
Nov. 11. 7 p.m. Hear Lenore Sings, the folk duo of Rebecca Marie Miller and Joy Pearson. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. www.mississippistudios.com. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave.
HARMONY FOR FOOD BANK
Nov. 12. 3 p.m. The Occasional Quartet of Mark Pederson, Ron Olisar, Elwyn Behnke and Jim Dayton perform close harmony and doo wop music. A free-will offering at intermission will benefit the Oregon Food Bank. The quartet, formed in 2006 for a fundraising performance, has continued singing and has raised nearly $40,000 for various Willamette Valley service organizations. Information: concert coordinator Patricia Holman, moc.t1511224477ropel1511224477et@na1511224477mlohl1511224477p1511224477. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.
CHOIR TO PRESENT BACH
Nov. 12. 2 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir of Portland presents a concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, directed by Ralph Nelson and assistant conductor Emma Mildred Riggle. The program includes J.S. Bach’s “Cantata No. 79,” Handel’s “Chandos Anthem No.9” and Claude Goudimel’s “Psalm 42.” Free-will offering. A Harvest and Holiday Market follows the concert with baked goods, hand-made holiday items, CDs and concert tickets. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.
HEAR ABOUT DISTILLERS
Nov. 2. 7 p.m. Karen Locke reads from “High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland’s Craft Distilling Scene,” a guide for navigating the city’s 12 working distilleries and learning the background of the distillers. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net. (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.
BOOK READER TO SPEAK
Nov. 13. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet Matt Haynes, a local narrator of audiobooks. He answers questions, shares passages from his favorite projects and gives life to thrillers, young adult fantasy, memoirs, romance and even woodworking. Free. Information: (503) 988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. Haynes also meets library-goers 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
LEARN TO USE INTERNET
Nov. 14. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to use the internet on computers. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
LEARN THAT TABLET
Nov. 16. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. A computer tutor offers 45-minute appointments to help owners understand their phone, tablet or laptop (PC or Apple). Bring the device fully charged. Free. Register: (503) 288-8303. In the computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.
DESIGN CARDS, POSTERS
Nov. 15. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn about Canva, a free, online design studio for cards, posters, invitations or flyers. Please sign up for a Canva account before coming to class. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Nov. 21. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn the presentation tools of Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
LEARN YOUR DEVICE
Nov.1. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Continues Wednesdays. “Wise Up Computer Help!” with Kerri Robinson helps seniors learn, individually, about their electronic devices. Donations appreciated. Make a one-hour appointment: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
TUTOR FOR E-DEVICES
Nov. 2. 9:45 a.m., 12 noon and 12:45 p.m. Continues Thursdays. Computer tutor John Lucas offers 45-minute, one-on-one guidance for electronic devices. Please bring the device and charging cord. Free but donations to the center appreciated. Call for appointment: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
LISTEN TO ‘MAGIC FLUTE’
Nov. 4. 2-3:30 p.m. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Portland Opera to Go presents Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” People of all ages enjoy the action-packed, humorous tale of love, from the vocal fireworks of the Queen of the Night to the profundity of the wise Sarastro. $5 donation suggested. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
GRANDPARENTS GET AID
Nov. 6. 10-11 a.m. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children offers ideas for dealing with changes in lives. It offers ways to understand stress and find proper ways to support emotional and physical health for the relatives and the children. Information: (503) 288-8303. Free. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.
GAIN DRIVING SKILLS
Nov. 7. 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. An authorized AARP driving instructor facilitates a “Smart Driver Class.” Update skills and knowledge of rules and hazards of the road, reducing chances of receiving traffic tickets, getting into an accident or becoming injured. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
HEAR OREGON HISTORY
Nov. 7. 1-2 p.m. Bill Nelson, a docent with the Oregon Historical Society, shares stories of early Oregon history, including the earliest inhabitants, explorers, traders, trappers and settlers. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
CARE FOR CAREGIVERS
Nov. 8. 1-3 p.m. Continues the second Wednesday of every month. Nov. 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. Continues the fourth Sunday of every month. Members of Alzheimer’s caregivers support groups share ideas for coping and caring and also meet friends who can identify with what others go through. Drop-ins welcome. Free. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Nov. 9. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Downsizing options for senior housing are outlined in a panel discussion, hosted by Jean Johnson, Senior Real Estate specialist. Free. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
MARINE’S DOG IN FILM
Nov. 10. 1 p.m. View “Megan Leavey,” a film recounting the true story of a Marine corporal who bonds with a military dog, Rex, as they detect explosives in Iraq. After Leavey is injured and forced to return home, she vows to cut red tape to adopt Rex. $1 donation suggested to the center. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. The film also shows at 1 p.m. Nov.10 at Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St. Free. Information: (971) 285-6939.
RIDE TO SEE ART
Nov. 11. Meet at 8:25 a.m. The Rider’s Club enjoys art and conversation, including a discussion of current exhibits at the Portland Art Museum, between 9:15-11:30 a.m. A Ridewise Ambassador accompanies a minimum of three participants and provides free bus fare. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Meet at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
LEARN ABOUT ‘VILLAGE’
Nov. 12. 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn about aging in your own home and remaining active in the community through Northeast VillagePDX, in which neighbors help neighbors. Services for members include transportation, home and yard care, social events and programs. Learn how to become a member, a volunteer or both. (503) 528-9768. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
PLAN YOUR ESTATE
Nov. 14. 1-2:30 p.m. “A Will Is Not Enough,” says Richard Schneider, an estate planning attorney, who will answer questions after presenting information about wills, living trusts, health care documents, issues regarding guardianship and conservatorship, and how to avoid probate. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
DINE ON TURKEY
Nov. 19. 12 noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner and social time. The Wy’East Unitarian Universalist Church and Hollywood Senior Center serve a turkey dinner and all the trimmings, accompanied by music. Diners may bring a dish, but it’s not necessary. Free. Reservations strongly urged: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
GLEANERS OFFER DINNER
Nov. 23. 3:30-6:30 p.m. “A Very Gleaner Thanksgiving Day” dinner and social time with the Neighborhood Gleaners. A turkey dinner and trimmings include lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Attendees may bring a dish to share or make a donation in the form of a grocery gift card. Reservations urged and please mention any food allergies: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
COME WRITE IN
Nov. 1. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Continues Wednesdays except Nov. 22. Can you write 50,000 words in 30 days? Come celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with other aspiring writers at a weekly write-in. Snacks, caffeine and motivation provided. Free. Information: (503) 988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
GET THE LEAD OUT
Nov. 2. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn about the health effects and common sources of lead exposure, including household paint, soil and drinking water. Learn basic prevention measures to limit exposure and where to find additional help to eliminate lead poisoning. Free. Registration: gro.t1511224477cejor1511224477pygre1511224477neyti1511224477nummo1511224477c@dae1511224477l1511224477 or (503) 284-6827 ext. 109. Northeast WIC, 5329 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
KEEP HOME WARM
Nov. 2. 6-8 p.m. A free, hands-on weatherization workshop provides tools for making the home warmer and more energy efficient while lowering energy bills. Income-qualifying participants may receive a free weatherization kit. Others may purchase a kit at a reduced price. Registration: gro.t1511224477cejor1511224477pygre1511224477neyti1511224477nummo1511224477c@dae1511224477l1511224477 or (503) 284-6827 ext. 109. Ockley Green Middle School, 6031 N. Montana Ave. Workshop repeats Nov. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Roseway Heights SUN School, 7334 N.E. Siskiyou St.
MIDEAST STILL MATTERS
Nov. 3. 5:30-8 p.m. Laura Robson, a history professor at Portland State University, will discuss “Why the Middle East Still Matters: How Treatment of Minorities Influences History.” She will discuss how past politics of minority vs. majority drive repressive tactics, producing the refugee, resettlement and human rights issues seen in the world today. Free with dinner. Reservations requested: gro.d1511224477naltr1511224477oplar1511224477tnec@1511224477lhjl1511224477. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.
GET TO KNOW MUSLIMS
Nov. 4. 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Wajdi Said of Muslim Educational Trust will discuss how to get to know Muslim communities; the differences between isolation, assimilation and positive integration; and what civic responsibility and engagement mean from an Islamic perspective. Made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. Free. Information: (503) 988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
MEET WEST AFRICANS
Nov. 5. 2-3:30 p.m. With songs, stories and introspective activities, journey “In the Shoes of the Immigrant,” with Parfait Bassale, a singer, songwriter and peace activist. The outcome is intended to enhance empathy with the West African immigrant while gaining tools to engage constructively with other immigrants and refugees in our community. Free. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. The program also is scheduled 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave. Registration is required for each appearance: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in the library branch.
SWAP THOSE SKIS
Nov. 10,11, 12. The East PDX High Schools Ski Team annual ski, equipment and clothing swap provides a percentage of sales to benefit the team, drawn from Grant, Madison, Benson, Franklin and Cleveland high schools. Anyone may shop at the swap or consign items. Consignments accepted 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 10 and 9 a.m.to 12 noon Nov. 11. Co-sponsored by the Northeast Community Center. Sale hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Information: (503) 780-3471. Next to the Mountain Shop at 1606 N.E. 37th Ave.
HEAR COMEDY SHOWCASE
Nov. 11. 8 p.m. “Hell Hath No Funny!” Comedy Showcase. Features Julia Ramos, Corina Lucas, Ali Reingold, Katie Nguyen and JoAnn Schinderle. Ages 21 and older. Tickets $12. www.albertastreetpub.com/ . Alberta Street Pub, 1036 N.E. Alberta St.
PREPARE FOR E-QUAKE
Nov. 12. 2-3 p.m. The local Neighborhood Emergency Team will outline what to expect and how to physically and psychologically prepare for a major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. Learn how to prioritize and customize planning and learn how local governments and schools are preparing for the Big One. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in the Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
DINE FOR LIONS
Nov. 14. 4:30-9 p.m. Enjoy pizza at Brickhouse Pizza, Northeast 68th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, which will donate a percentage of sales to the Hollywood Lions Club. Information: Karen Balo, moc.l1511224477iamg@1511224477yragn1511224477erako1511224477lab1511224477.
SENATOR TO SPEAK
Nov. 14. 7 p.m. State Sen. Lew Frederick will speak about leadership as part of an ongoing speaker series. Free and open to the public. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
CLOTHES SALE SLATED
Nov. 17. 12 noon to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Dress for Success Oregon, which helps women gain and retain employment, has a special sale on gently used and new women’s clothing, shoes and accessories to reduce inventory in its Acey’s Closet. Adults only because of limited space. Cash and credit cards only. Parking at Banfield Motel across the street. Oregon.dressforsuccess.org. Dress for Success Oregon, 1532 N.E. 37th Ave., Suite B.
Nov. 18. 3-4 p.m. An all-ages free hour of Bingo. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
LABYRINTH, TAIZE SET
Nov. 18. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candlelit labyrinth in the second floor Great Hall. 5:30 p.m. A Taize healing and wholeness service is in the sanctuary. www.westprespdx.org. (503) 287-1280. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.
SANTA, PETS TO POSE
Nov. 19. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa arrives to pose for high resolution digital photos with pets. Owners can print photos at their convenience. A donation of $15 or more will benefit The Pongo Fund, a nonprofit that provides food and pet care for people in need. (503) 972-5822. Fang & Feather Pet Supply & Garden Center, 3131 N. Lombard St.
LEARN PLANT USES
Nov. 20. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Stephanie Craig, a Grand Ronde tribal member, discusses traditional plants and the cultural heritage of the Kalapuya and Chinook tribes. Learn ancient knowledge of plants used for food, medicine or other purposes. Learn to make a traditional Tule duck decoy. Free. Made possible by The Library Foundation. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
FLOAT, WATCH ‘MOANA’
Nov. 21. 6:45-8 p.m. Ages 3 and up may splash in a warm pool while watching the film “Moana.” Free for members. $10 non-member adults and $5 youth. www.necomunitycenter.org (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E.38th Ave.
OILS FOR FOOD, SCENT
Nov. 28. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Essential oils can be nature’s medicine cabinet, says wellness instructor Yiwen. In addition to their fragrances, essential oils have been used for food preparation, beauty treatment and health care practices, with applications for emotional and physical wellness. Learn how and when to use them. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.