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.1516367644swen-1516367644rats@1516367644lairo1516367644tide1516367644 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.
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READ TO A DOG
Jan. 2, 16 and 23. 4-5:20 p.m. each day. Improve reading skills and make a friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123. North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
ENJOY FAMILY CRAFT
Jan. 4. 4-5 p.m. Celebremos el dia de los tres reyes magos con rosca de reyes. Agrega arte y color a tu vida con estas sencillas manualidades para toda la familia. Todos los materials seran proporcionados. Bring art and color into your life with a simple craft, creating the three wise men, for the entire family. Materials provided. Free. 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
BUILD WITH LEGOS
Jan. 5 and 19. 4-5 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 11 join in building a structure from Legos to leave on display. Bricks and supplies provided. Donations welcome. Event is free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
READ WITH A TEEN
Jan. 6. 4-5 p.m. Young readers team with a trained teen volunteer to practice reading skills, discover new books, learn new words and make a new friend. Free. Register for 30-minute session: 503-988-5123. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
TALK ABOUT RACE
Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Talk about race with preschoolers. Parents or guardians of children 0-6 years old explore the subject with youngsters, how to use picture books as conversation starters, and then share resources to help continue the dialogue. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
LEARN ABOUT TEEN COUNCIL
Jan. 19. 3:15-4:45 p.m. At this open house, students in grades 6-12 learn how members of the Teen Council can make a difference at the library. Play some games and eat some snacks. Bring a friend, too. Free. 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
PAINT WITH A STRAW
Jan. 20. 3-4:30 p.m. Kids have a fun and colorful art activity: use a plastic straw for blow painting a unique piece of art. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
Jan. 25 to Feb. 15. Ages 5-7 meet 3:45-4:45 p.m. Ages 7-9 meet 4:50-4:50 p.m. An obstacle course extravaganza. Members $27; non-members $36. Scholarships available for those with financial need. Pre-registration required: www.necommunitycenter.org. 503-284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
VIEW ST. ROSE PROGRAMS
Feb. 1. 6 p.m. At St. Rose School’s general open house, learn about a comprehensive education that includes art, music, physical education, and more, to form lifelong learners who respect others and serve their community. Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. is a middle school open house. RSVP to gro.x1516367644dpeso1516367644rts@o1516367644fni1516367644 or 503-281-1912. More information: strosepdx.org. St. Rose School, 5309 N.E. Alameda.
BAYOU BOYZ TO PLAY
Jan. 7. 5-8 p.m. Continues Sundays. The Bayou Boyz play blues, rock, gospel, zydeco and more. Over age 21. $5 cash or $10 credit card purchase required. 503-288-5164. Blackwell’s Bar & Grill, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave.
‘PETE THE CAT’ ROCKS
Jan. 20 to Feb. 18. Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m. Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. In “Pete the Cat: The Musical,” a rockin’ rebel feline clashes with a total square, Jimmy Biddle, until they work together to conquer second grade. Presented by young thespians from Oregon Children’s Theatre, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Tickets $14-$32. Recommended for age 4 and older. Box office: 503-228-9571 or www.octc.org. Performances at Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway.
LEARN ‘EURYDICE’ STORY
Jan. 26 to Feb. 11. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals Company presents “Eurydice,” a modern take on the classic Orpheus myth, told through the heroine’s eyes. Written by Sarah Ruhl, the play focuses on Eurydice’s experience after she goes to the underworld rather than Orpheus’ journey to find her. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. www.octc.org. Box office: www.octc.org/eurydice. Young Professionals (ages 14 to 18) Studio Theater, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
DRAWINGS ON DISPLAY
Jan. 2. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carol Chapel shows drawings and Jerri Bartholomew displays glass and mixed media in the main gallery. Paul Griffitts shows fractals in the feature area. Continues to Jan. 23. 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.
LETTER CHANGES LIVES
Jan. 16. 6:30-7:30 p.m. A Pageturners book group discusses “I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives,” by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda. The true story of an American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. Free. 503-988-5234. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
Jan. 18. 6:30-7:45 p.m. A Pageturners book group discusses “Beloved,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Toni Morrison. In post-Civil War Ohio, a family who survived slavery is haunted by violent memories. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
‘TOY STORY’ IN A POOL
Jan. 12. 7:15-8:45 p.m. Ages 3 and older splash in a warm pool while watching “Toy Story.” Community drop-in rates: $10 adults, $5 youth. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.
VIEW MOTORCYCLE FILMS
Jan. 26-27. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday. PDX Motorcycle Film Festival showcases motorcycle filmmaking and dedicates funds raised to purchase Air Fence and safety equipment at Portland International Raceway by the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association. Each night includes two feature films plus short films. Tickets $15 each night. Information: PDXmotorcyclefilms.com. Theater information: www.hollywoodtheatre.org/events/ 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
GET FIT WITH EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENT
Jan. 1 and 3. 9-10 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. An artistic approach to fitness and healing is Nia, an expressive body-mind-spirit movement program. It blends aspects of martial arts, dance and healing arts. Beginners welcome. Drop-in $15. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.
Jan. 6. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues Saturdays. A fitness class, with gentle moves to gentle music, for ages 18 and older, and seniors are especially welcome. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
LEARN PHONE BASICS
Jan. 2. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn iPad and iPhone basics, including library apps for free e-books, streaming audiobooks, music and movies. Bring questions, your library card information and a fully charged device. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
GET TO PROCESSING
Jan. 19. 2-4 p.m. Learn Word Processing 1 for tools to create and edit documents. At the end of the class, use templates in Word and Google Docs, insert images into text, create lists and use proofreading tools. For beginners who are comfortable using a keyboard and mouse. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
POST TO CRAIGSLIST
Jan. 23. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to post an item on Craigslist to sell, how to search for a job or rental home, and tips for staying safe on the site. You must be able to use a mouse, a keyboard and be comfortable navigating the internet. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
BUILD A WEBSITE
Jan. 27. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to build a basic website using the Google Sites application. Get a Google or Gmail account to participate in class. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
EXERCISE FOR ARTHRITIS
Jan. 2 and 4. 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Continues Tuesday and Thursday. Arthritis exercise program, led by a trained instructor, promotes joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Registration: 503-288-8303. Leaven Community Center of Salt & Light Lutheran Church, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.
PRACTICE TAI CHI
Jan. 2. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. Tai Chi class. Drop-ins okay. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St.
UNDERSTAND YOUR PHONE
Jan. 4, 11 and 18. 9:45 a.m., 12 noon and 12:45 p.m. Computer Tutor John Lucas offers 45-minute sessions for one-on-one guidance to understand electronic devices. Bring a device and charging cord. Free but donations to the center appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
CALL FOR LEGAL AID
Jan. 5. 9-11:30 a.m. Continues Fridays by appointment. Legal Aid Services of Oregon and affiliated volunteer attorneys offer Senior Law Project Legal Clinic for Multnomah County residents age 60 or older. Free. Call for more information and a 30-minute appointment.: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
GRANDPARENTS GAIN HELP
Jan. 8. 10-11 a.m. Usually meets first Monday of the month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children they didn’t expect at this time in their lives. Understanding the stresses and joys is vital for the physical and mental health of the adults and the children. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.
TAI CHI FOR BALANCE
Jan. 8 and 10. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Continues Monday and Wednesday except Jan. 15. Tai Chi for Health for beginners aims to improve strength and, balance, calm the mind and promote concentration. Led by certified instructor Candace Herrill. Free but donations are appreciated. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
ENJOY GENTLE YOGA
Jan. 8, 22 and 29. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Gentle yoga both on and off the mat. Beginners welcome. Students must be comfortable getting down on the floor. Please bring your own yoga mat. Free but donations appreciated. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
HELP WITH DEVICES
Jan. 10, 17 and 24. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. “Wise Up Computer Help!” With Kerri Robinson helps seniors learn about their electronic devices. Make a one-hour appointment at 503-288-8303. Free but donations appreciated. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
COPE WITH ALZHEIMER’S
Jan. 10. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. Also Jan. 28 from 2-3:30 p.m. Continues fourth Sunday. Alzheimer’s caregivers’ support groups share ideas for coping and caring. Drop-ins welcome. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
LOWER ENERGY BILLS
Jan. 11. 1-3 p.m. A do-it-yourself weatherization workshop with the Community Energy Project provides information and resources to lower energy bills, stay comfortable at home and save natural resources. Qualified households receive a kit of weatherization supplies. Free. Registration required: 503-284-6827 ext. 108 or online at www.communityenergyproject.org/get-involved/calendar. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
VIEW TENNIS BATTLE
Jan. 12. 1 p.m. View “Battle of the Sexes,” a sports film recreating the true story of the 1973 tennis match between world champion Billie Jean King and ex-champ Bobby Riggs. The highly publicized match takes on larger meaning as a milestone in the fight for gender equality. Free. Stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell and Andrea Riseborough. (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St. The free film also shows at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. Information: 503-288-8303.
FILM FEATURES SURVIVOR
Jan. 12. 1 p.m. View “Stronger,” a film about the real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captures the hearts of his city to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson. Free but $1 donation to the center is suggested. Film shown at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 with subtitles. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
KNOW YOUR ELECTRONICS
Jan. 17. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Computer Tutor offers 45-minute appointments to gain confidence and understanding of phone, tablet or laptop (PC or Apple). Bring fully charged electronic device. Free. Registration required through Hollywood Senior Center, 503-288-8303. Meet in computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.
EXPLORE HOME SHARING
Jan. 23. 10-11:30 a.m. Explore the idea of sharing your home with Metro HomeShare. The organization presents information to help attendees determine if sharing their homes is a good option for them. Some homeowners may seek the company of someone in the house, or gain help with day-to-day tasks or use rent money to help pay bills. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Jan. 25. 1 p.m. Eva Cristina Calderon, a certified HeartMath provider, will discuss ways to reduce stress naturally and build resiliency using the HeartMath method. Learn scientifically validated tools to help self-regulate the body’s response to stress. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
LEARN ABOUT YOUR PILLS
Jan. 30. 1-4 p.m. Put all your prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, herbal medications and vitamins in a brown bag to have student pharmacists from Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University review them so that you learn more about what you are taking. Free. Appointment required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Jan. 3. 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. A free orientation offers information about an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction series developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD. Learn to transform struggle with stress, pain, illness and reactivity; find life balance and gain resilience. Series scheduled Jan. 15 through March 5. Registration: 503-890-8965 or mindbodymindfulness.com/mbsr. Orientation in yoga studio at Whole Foods Market, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave.
GET THE LEAD OUT
Jan. 4. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Also 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Learn how to prevent lead exposure in the home, especially in those built before 1978. Especially important for households with children or pregnant women. Qualified participants receive a free kit of safety and testing supplies at the end of the workshop. Free. Registration: www.commuityenergyproject.org or 503-284-6827 ext. 109. Both sessions at 5329 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
MAKE, BREAK A HABIT
Jan. 5. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Make a habit or break a habit, but realize habits influence our health, our finances and our relationships. Learn the “Golden Rule of Habit Change” and how to design a habit formation plan. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. Same free program, with registration requirement, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
LEARN SEISMIC RETROFIT
Jan. 9. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of installing a seismic retrofit to understand the process or consider doing it yourself. Topics: goal of a retrofit, basic load calculations, earthquake insurance, features to avoid in your next home purchase, permits, assessing foundation quality, tools and hardware. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
STOP THAT DRAFT
Jan. 11. 1-3 p.m. In a weatherization workshop, learn how to stop drafts in the home, save energy and increase comfort. Good for renters and homeowners. Qualified participants receive a free kit of weatherization supplies. Free. Registration: www.communityenergyproject.org or 503-284-6827 ext. 108. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
LEARN ABOUT NE VILLAGE
Jan. 13. 2-3 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, which can help seniors age at home with support from a network of volunteers and reputable service providers. Full-service and associate memberships are available. Free. nevillagepdx.org. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
PAINT FLORAL PICTURE
Jan. 14. 1-3 p.m. Artist Joanne Kollman leads students, beginners or experienced, through a floral still life painting. Start with a two-tone, medium value acrylic base to dry with a blow dryer then top with lights and darks in oils. Learn a controllable way to experiment using acrylic and oils. All materials provided but bring a dryer to expedite drying time. A seasonal floral setup will be in class or bring a photograph of a simple subject. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
TIES BECOME BROOCHES
Jan. 20. 2-4 p.m. Repurpose old neckties into stylish, colorful brooches. Pin them on a coat or a purse to add a little pizzazz to your life. Neckties provided or bring your own. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
LABYRINTH, TAIZE SET
Jan. 20. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candlelight labyrinth in the second-floor Great Hall. Free. At 5:30 p.m., a healing and wholeness service includes music in the Taize tradition in the sanctuary. Free-will offering. www.westprespdx.org. 503-287-1289. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.
WRITE A RESUME
Jan. 21. 2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. Meet with an experienced volunteer for one-on-one help in writing a resume. Bring a paper copy of your resume, if available. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.
NEIGHBORHOOD OPENS DOOR
Jan. 23. 7-9 p.m. The Rose City Park Neighborhood Association has an open house for residents to learn about its committees: Land Use and Transportation, Environment, Communications, Annual Clean-Up Event, Entertainment, Emergency Preparedness, Local Business and Public Safety. Residents suggest what the association should be doing and how neighbors can help. Information: association chair Tamara DeRidder, 503-706-5804 or gro.a1516367644npcr@1516367644reddi1516367644redt1516367644. On TriMet lines 12 and 71. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda.
HEAR BROADWAY PLAN
Jan. 25. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association will hear Nick Falbo, senior transportation planner for the Portland Bureau of Transportation, discuss planning and Vision Zero safety data for Northeast Broadway from the Broadway Bridge to Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
Jan. 28. 1:15-2:45 p.m. Second session 3-4 p.m. Continues fourth Sundays. Explore meditation and the fundamentals of Buddhist practice in a Tergar Meditation Group. Attend one or both sessions. Free. Information: www.somaspace.us/classes. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.
LEARN ABOUT KAHLO
Jan. 28. 2-3 p.m. Learn more about painter Frida Kahlo, who is well known for her self portraits and works with a dream-like quality. She overcame sickness, chauvinistic ideology, physical injury and personal hardship to become one of the best known women artists. Made possible by The National Endowment of the Humanities Fund of the Library Foundation. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.
STOP DRAFTS AT HOME
Jan. 29. 5-7 p.m. In a weatherization workshop, learn how to stop drafts in the home, save energy and increase comfort. Good for renters and homeowners. Qualified participants receive a free kit of weatherization supplies. Free. Registration: www.communityenergyproject.org or 503-284-6827 ext. 108. Peninsula Park Community Center, 700 N. Rosa Parks Way.
APPLYING FOR A JOB
Jan. 30. 12 noon to 2 p.m. Learn job application strategies from coach specialists from Goodwill Industries. Develop a master job application and learn how to market transferable skills to land the job you want. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Hollywood library 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.
MAKE LIP BALM, LOTION
Jan. 30. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about peppermint and lavender and their spirit-lifting scents. Then make lip balm and lotion with moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter. Go home with luxurious, minty lip balm and calming lavender lotion to soothe dry, winter skin. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.