Neighborhood Events Archive

December 2017

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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.1516474438swen-1516474438rats@1516474438lairo1516474438tide1516474438 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

HOLIDAYMAGIC

FREMONT HOLIDAY FEST
Dec. 1. 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Beaumont Business Association celebrates the season with their annual holiday street fair. Photos with Santa Claus and Santa Paws, caroling, card-making, holiday crafts, games, reindeer food and more. Reserve a photo slot at www.beaumontvillagepdx.com. Fremont Street between 42nd and 52nd Avenues.

HEAR MUSIC ENSEMBLES
Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. The Christmas Chorale, a service of lessons and carols with Concordia University’s music ensembles. Free but donations accepted. www.cu-portland.edu. 503-280-8501. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 6700 N.E. 29th Ave.

SATORI MEN TO SING
Dec. 2. 7:30 p.m. Satori Men’s Chorus is “Celebrating the Season!” Honor our similarities, not our differences, with the music and various seasonal traditions of many cultures and ethnicities. Tickets: $15 adults, $7 youth ages 6-10, free children 5 and younger. No one turned away for lack of funds. Information: www.satorichorus.org. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

HEAR BELLS AND BRASS
Dec. 3. 3 p.m. Christmas Vespers, with the Rose City Park United Methodist Church choir, handbell choir and brass ensemble. The program theme is shepherds and Christ’s birth expressed in well known favorites, contemporary works and carols sung by the congregation. Guest musician is Dan Miller, an internationally known organist and composer. Free-will offering received at intermission. 503-281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

HEAR JAZZ BAND
Dec. 3. 4-6 p.m. The Second Wind Jazz Band presents a concert including holiday favorites and Big Band tunes, including classics of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR BEAUMONT BAND
Dec. 5. 12 noon to 1 p.m. The Beaumont Middle School Jazz Ambassadors Band, directed by Cynthia Plank, plays a variety of favorites, including St. Louis Blues, American Patrol, Big Noise from the North Pole and Little Brown Jug. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LADIES NIGHT OUT ON NORTHEAST BROADWAY
Dec. 7. 5 to 9 p.m. NE Broadway Business Association celebrates the season with big savings and free drinks and snacks at your favorite shops, plus great food and drink specials at area restaurants and bars – all within walking distance. If inclement weather, event will be rescheduled Dec. 14. More info at www.nebroadway.com. Broadway between 33rd and MLK.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT
Dec. 9. 1:30 and 7 p.m. 21st annual Home For The Holidays Concert, produced by Mark Bosnian. All ages, family friendly event features local Portland musicians and a diversity of holiday traditions from around the world. 20% of proceeds donated to Habitat for Humanity. For more information, visit www.homefortheholidaysconcert.org. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

HOLIDAY IN NORWEGIAN
Dec. 10. 3:15 p.m. Norsk Julesangfest, started more than 35 years ago at Central Lutheran Church, has moved to a new venue but continues to celebrate the Christmas season in Norwegian with English translation. The program includes Joan Haaland Paddock on trumpet and lur; Jackie Van Paepeghem Mulaney, soprano; Scandinavian Chorus of Portland; Pacific Northwest Psalmodikons; Christmas message by Ragna Shollenberger. Free-will offering. Reception follows with Daughters of Norway. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 S.E. Market St.

ROYAL BLUES TO SING
Dec. 12. 12 noon to 1 p.m. Grant High School’s Royal Blues Choir performs lively tunes of the holiday season. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SING ‘MESSIAH’
Dec. 15. 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A Sing Along Messiah, presented for the 23rd year by Twietmeyer Properties. Scores available or bring your own. Early arrival is suggested for seating. Narrator, Pastor Amanda Zentz. Director, Jana Hart; organist, Laurie Chinn. Free. Information: moc.n1516474438sm@tg1516474438ethe1516474438. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

MUSIC FOR TOY DRIVE
Dec. 16. 7:30 p.m. Portland musicians present a variety of music, from soul to classical to original songs, in the fourth annual “Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular” to benefit a toy drive for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show at door. www.wonderballroom.eventticketscenter.com. The Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St.

HEAR BACH ORATORIO
Dec. 22. 7:30 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir of Portland presents Baroque holiday music featuring J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” (Parts 1-3) and works by Dietrich Buxtehude and Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Conducted by Ralph Nelson and Emma Riggle. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 students and seniors. Purchase at www.brownpapertickets.com. Information: www.bachcantatachoir.org or 503-702-1973. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

CELEBRATE KWANZAA
Dec. 30. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community and culture extending from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Meaning “first fruits,” it is a celebration of African American culture, heritage and values. Celebrate the first principal, Umoja or Unity. A family story time begins at 10:30 a.m. A Kwanzaa candle ceremony is 11-11:30 a.m. A family craft is 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Free. Information: 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

KIDSTEENSANDFAMILIES

LEARN ABOUT ‘SNOWFLAKE’
Dec. 2. 11-11:45 a.m. See Puppetkabob’s “The Snowflake Man,” which takes audiences into the 1920s through storytelling and Czech style marionettes to learn about American inventor W.A. “Snowflake” Bentley, pioneer of snowflake photography. It’s a combination of art, science and a piece of American history. Free. First come, first seated. Information: 503-988-5123. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

WOLF LEARNS TO COPE
Dec. 2. 1-2 p.m. Penny’s Puppets presents a traditional tale, “The Three Little Pigs and the Huffy Puffy Wolf ,” but with a twist. Where does all the huffing and puffing get the wolf? Children can discover coping skills when having a bad day, then rejoice with the little pigs and their unlikely friend, the Huffy Puffy Wolf. Free. Information: 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

BUILD A CITYSCAPE
Dec. 9. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Learn about electrical circuitry while building a cityscape that sparks with glowing paper collages, cardboard, copper tape, LED lights and batteries. Free. Information: 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd. The class repeats 3-6 p.m. Dec. 16 at Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

PAINT AN ORNAMENT
Dec. 9. 1-2:30 p.m. Paint and take home a ceramic ornament for the tree. Use the lead-free paint provided, along with colorful mats, aprons, water buckets and paint brushes. Free. Information: 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

PLAY THE UKULELE
Dec. 9. 3-4:30 p.m. A family ukulele class is for beginners and seasoned players, taught by Micah & Me. Learn and perform with a backup band of guitar, bass drum and bass guitar. Bring your own instrument or use one of 20 provided. Free Information: 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

MAKE A WINTER FAIRY
Dec. 19. 3-5 p.m. Make a winter fairy from a wooden peg. Paint hair and clothes, then add jewels if you like. Various things found in nature may become hats, wings or swords. Free. Information: 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

CREATE SOCK TOY
Dec. 22. 3-5 p.m. Teens in grades 6 to 12 may learn to turn socks into cuddly fox toys with stitching and soft sculpture techniques, taught by artist and toymaker Suzanne Moulton. Clean, up-cycled cotton knit sock parts and felt, made from recycled plastic bags, is provided. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

ENJOY BOOK, RHYTHM
Dec. 23. 1-1:45 p.m. Author Shalanda Sims reads from her book, “Night Rhythms.” Young audiences enjoy lyrics and movement expressed to the backdrop of the beating drum. Free. Information: 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEARMUSIC

LISTEN TO ZYDECO
Dec. 3. 5-8 p.m. Continues Dec. 10 and 17. The Bayou Boyz play blues, rock, gospel and zydeco. Over 21. No cover but $5 cash or $10 credit card purchase required. 503-288-5164. Blackwell’s Bar & Grill, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave.

CATCHAPLAY

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD
Dec. 1 and 2. 8 p.m. The Twilight Theater Company presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)” by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James FitzGerald. Three actors take a madcap romp through the holiday season, performing everything from ancient tales to topical pop culture. Anything but Charles Dickens. Continues Dec. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.; Dec. 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets in advance: $17 adults, $15 students and seniors; $1 higher at the door. gro.y1516474438napmo1516474438creta1516474438ehtth1516474438giliw1516474438t@eci1516474438ffoxo1516474438b1516474438. www.twilighttheatercompany.org. 503-847-9838. Twilight Theater Company, 7515 N. Brandon Ave.

‘RADIO HOUR’ SET
Dec. 5. 10 a.m. The Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s First Tuesday Readers Theatre presents Holiday Radio Hour by the Willamette Radio Workshop. Tickets $10 at the door. www.portlandcivictheatreguild.org. At The Guild’s new home, The Sanctuary at Triangle Theatre, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FORARTLOVERS

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.

SEE ‘LITTLE THINGS’
Dec. 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 17th annual “Little Things” holiday group show features local artists’ work that fits into an imaginary cube measuring 7 inches by 7 inches, creating an opportunity to “Give the Gift of Art” at affordable prices. The buyer can carry artwork out at the time of purchase. A variety of mediums are represented: paintings, clay, fused glass, encaustic, wood, fiber art and more. The show changes every day as work leaves and new work arrives. 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.

CERAMICS FEATURED
Dec. 1. 5-8 p.m. The Stark Street Studios and Gallery, Portland’s oldest collective ceramic studio, features ten local artists’ works in the annual holiday show and sale. December gallery hours: 12 noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. 2809 S.E. Stark St.

ART FROM THE HEART
Dec. 15. 5-6 p.m. and 12 noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 16. Art from the Heart show and sale, an Albertina Kerr program, features works in all mediums by more than 40 artists with developmental disabilities. Other gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Artists receive 70 percent of sales and 30 percent helps purchase new art supplies. 503-528-0744. 3505 N.E. Broadway.

FORLOVERSOFWORDS

JOIN OTHER WRITERS
Dec. 7. 11 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Continues Thursdays. Writers Unite invites writers in all genres to a supportive and encouraging circle of novice and advanced writers. Sessions start with ten minutes of spontaneous writing, then sharing for feedback, if desired. Whoever has worked on writing during the week may share it for helpful feedback. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MEET THE AUTHOR
Dec. 9. 2-3 p.m. Meet Carter Niemeyer, who will talk about the nonfiction “Read Wolf.” Free. Information: 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEALTHANDFITNESS

RELIEVE STRESS
Dec. 5. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Recovery International, a nonprofit system, offers support for those seeking to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to emotional distress and related physical symptoms. Free-will offering. www.recoveryinternational.org. www.selfhelptools.org. 503-810-2789. St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

LEARN ABOUT INSURANCE
Dec. 10. 12-4:30 p.m. Open enrollment for health care insurance continues to Dec. 15. Bring questions about the application and enrollment process to a session in partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department and Health Plans in Oregon. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5841. Interpreters are available with 48 hours advance notice. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

ELECTRONICAID

BUILD A WEBSITE
Dec. 19. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to build a basic website using the Google Sites application. Get a Google or Gmail account before class. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

FORSENIORS

LEARN ABOUT SERVICES
Dec. 1. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continues weekdays. Information and assistance with questions about services and support groups, including Medicare, legal assistance, transportation services, caregivers support and other concerns or problems. Free. Information and Assistance Specialist: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SUPPORT FOR DIABETES
Dec. 1. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues the first Friday of the month. The December topic for the diabetes support group is foods to boost the immune system. Cindy Kneale, MSCN, of the National University of Natural Medicine, leads the educational program designed to help participants manage diabetes with nutrition. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

AID FOR VETERANS
Dec. 4. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues Mondays except Dec. 25. Multnomah County Veterans’ Services: Resources & Guidance for All Who Served. This office helps veterans of the U.S. armed forces navigate and advocate for any benefits for which they are entitled. Free but donations to center appreciated. Registration for hourly appointments required: 503-988-8387. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN HELP
Dec. 4. 10-11 a.m. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children they didn’t expect to have. Gain ideas for coping with changes and stress while finding happiness and emotional and physical health for relatives and children. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE
Dec. 4 and 6. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance progresses from easy to difficult in a program developed by the Oregon Research Institute. Benefits include improved balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility with increased self-esteem. $1 donation appreciated. Information: 503-288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

ENJOY GENTLE YOGA
Dec. 4, 11 and 18. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Continues Monday and Wednesday but no class Dec. 25. Gentle yoga, on and off the mat. Bring a yoga mat. Students must be comfortable sitting on the floor. Free but $1 donation suggested. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CAREGIVERS GAIN AID
Dec. 5 and 19. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues first and third Tuesdays. A family caregivers support group, led by a trained facilitator and registered nurse, is for partners and other caregivers of older adults. Join the safe place for discussing stresses, challenges and rewards of caring for a loved one. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

PLAY BINGO
Dec. 6. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Continues Wednesdays. Bingo games. Free. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

HELP WITH DEVICES
Dec. 6 and 13. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. “Wise Up Computer Help!” with Kerri Robinson teaching about electronic devices. One-hour appointments at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for individual help. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MEET COMPUTER TUTOR
Dec. 7 and 14. 9:45 a.m., 12 noon and 12:45 p.m. Sign up for a 45-minute session with Computer Tutor John Lucas. Bring the electronic device and charging cord. Free but donations to the center appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘GLASS CASTLE’
Dec. 8. 1 p.m. View “The Glass Castle,” starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. The story focuses on a young girl coming of age in a dysfunctional family of nomads, with an eccentric artist mother and an alcoholic father who stirs the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction from their poverty. Free. Information: (971) 285-6939 in North Portland; 503-288-8303 in Northeast Portland. Shows at the same time at Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St., and Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

BIG BAND TO PLAY
Dec. 9. 10-11 a.m. New Horizons Big Band’s concert features such holiday tunes as “Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS
Dec. 26. 12 noon. Birthday celebration on the last Tuesday of the month. Lunch is free for birthday celebrants. Suggested $3 donation for seniors over age 60. Persons under age 60 pay $7.89. Entertainment by Wee Works Daycare. All seniors are welcome. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

INGENERAL

RED CROSS CAMP
December 2. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 13+. Become certified in First Aid, and learn lifesaving skills. NECC members – $71; non-members – $85. Assistance available for those with financial need. Pre-registration required. For more information, visit www.necommunitycenter.org. 503-284- 3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

DESIGN CARDS, FLYERS
Dec. 2. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Design cards, invitations or flyers with Canva, a free online design studio. It also makes social media posts look snappier and it’s an alternative to PowerPoint for presentations. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

SEEK AFRICAN ROOTS
Dec. 2. 3-5 p.m. Local author and genealogist Stephen Hanks helps beginners and those who have started researching African American genealogy. Bring any information collected, such as names, birth dates, birthplaces, death dates and other data. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.com or Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

SPEAK ENGLISH, SPANISH
Dec. 2. 4-5:30 p.m. Continues Saturdays. Intercambio/Language Exchange is a time to practice English or Spanish and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Practique ingles o espanol y ayde a los demas que estan aprendiendo en un ambiente amable. Free. Information: 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

TRANSFORM ADHD
Dec. 4. 5:30-7 p.m. Transform ADHD with optimal environments and habits. Tonya Lippert, PhD, shares information based on current research. Those with ADHD, and those without, may learn what the differences mean for optimal environments and habits. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEATHER ADORNS PLANTER
Dec. 4. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn to make a leather holder for a sedum planter with Purpose Handmade. Edge dye, wax and burnish edges, punch holes and stitch. Then choose a sedum to plant in a jar that fits the leather holder. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

ATYPICAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Dec. 5. 5:30-9:00 p.m. SEMpdx, a nonprofit trade group, hosts a lively and entertaining “atypical holiday party” benefitting Schoolhouse Supplies, a local nonprofit that provides students and teachers with free classroom supplies. Suggested $10 donation at the door; all donations will be matched by SEMpdx. Information: www.sempdx.org. Held at hip eastside club Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St.

MAKE A WALLET
Dec. 5. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Purpose Handmade teaches how to make a minimalist wallet design. With pre-cut pieces, learn to edge dye, wax, burnish edges, chisel stitch and saddle stitch. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

EXPLORE MEDITATION
Dec. 5 and 19. 7:15-9 p.m. Continues first and third Tuesdays. Explore meditation and the fundamentals of Buddhist practice. A meditation group curriculum is based on Mingyur Rinpoche’s books. Drop-ins welcome. Free. www.somaspace.us/classes. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

SHARPEN MEMORY
Dec. 6. 1-2 p.m. Sharpen memory techniques, especially for names and faces. Your memory is fine but you must train yourself to recall what is there. Create vivid images linked to names to greet that old acquaintance. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

TREAT PETS WITH OILS
Dec. 17. 2-3 p.m. Learn to use essential oils for pets with Yiwen Chang, a natural wellness advocate. Learn recipes for common ailments, oil properties and ways to use topical, oral and aromatic oils. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

WINTER DAY CAMP
Dec. 18-22 and Dec. 27-29. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ages 6-11. Campers make new friends and stay active playing games, making crafts, and splashing around in warm-water pool. Choose one day or all eight. NECC members – $40/day; non-members – $50/day. Assistance available for those with financial need. Preregistration required. For more information, visit www.necommunitycenter.org. 503-284- 3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

FLICK & FLOAT AT NECC
Dec. 19. 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. Ages 3 and up. Splash in the warm water of pool while watching The Lego Movie. Open to the Community. Drop-in rates apply ($10 adult/$5 youth). For more information, visit www.necommunitycenter.org. 503-284- 3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

EXPLORE BUDDHISM
Dec. 24. 1:15-4 p.m. Continues fourth Sundays. Explore meditation and the fundamentals of Buddhist practice in one or both sessions. First session, 1:15-2:45p.m., is a group meeting focusing on Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings, including guided meditation, experiential exercises and questions for group discussion. Second session, 2-4 p.m., includes formal meditation practice. Free. www.somaspace.us/classes. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

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November 2017

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.1516474438swen-1516474438rats@1516474438lairo1516474438tide1516474438 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

HOLIDAYBAZAARS

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.

BENEFIT KITTIES
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.l1516474438iamg@1516474438grubn1516474438rohzl1516474438av1516474438. 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.

KIDSTEENSANDFAMILIES

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.

MAKE FILMS
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.

ARTANDCRAFT

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.

CREATE ORNAMENTS
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.

HEARMUSIC

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.t1516474438ropel1516474438et@na1516474438mlohl1516474438p1516474438. 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.

FORBOOKLOVERS

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.

COMPUTERCLASSES

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.

USE POWERPOINT
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.

FORSENIORS

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.

DISCUSS DOWNSIZING
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.

INGENERAL

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.t1516474439cejor1516474439pygre1516474439neyti1516474439nummo1516474439c@dae1516474439l1516474439 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.t1516474439cejor1516474439pygre1516474439neyti1516474439nummo1516474439c@dae1516474439l1516474439 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.d1516474439naltr1516474439oplar1516474439tnec@1516474439lhjl1516474439. 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.l1516474439iamg@1516474439yragn1516474439erako1516474439lab1516474439.

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.

PLAY BINGO
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.

October 2017

(Northeast Community Center)

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

SPOOKYHALLOWEENCELEBRATIONS

HONOR DAY OF DEAD
Oct. 3. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continues to Oct. 22. In the main gallery, see a group show celebrating Day of the Dead, commemorating our ancestors and departed loved ones. Paintings, prints, wood, ceramics and more media. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 503-281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

HOLLYWOOD SCREENS RESTORED ‘LIVING DEAD’
Oct. 30 and 31. 7:30 p.m. View George Romero’s classic “Night of the Living Dead” from 1968 in a new digital restoration. A group of survivors barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to seek safety from the flesh-eating walking dead. General $9, senior and student $7. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

OLD GHOSTS REVEALED AT LIBRARY
Oct. 26. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ghost historian Tanya Lyn March presents “Slabtown’s Ghosts and Murders,” a kaleidoscopic view of old Portland, its unusual murders and unexplainable encounters with the other side. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund and The Library Foundation. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

SPIRITED EVENT AT NECC
Oct. 28. 1-4 p.m. For children age 10 and younger, a Halloween Spirit Event includes booths and games, with treats provided. Costumes encouraged. Must be accompanied by an adult. Free but bring a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

FREMONT FRIGHT NIGHT WITH HAUNTED HOUSE
Oct 31. 4-8 p.m. The Beaumont Business Association sponsors their first annual Fremont Fright Night. Trick-or-treating for kids at participating businesses from 4-6 p.m. ‘Haunted House’ in the courtyard of the Fremont Commons building from 6-8 p.m. 4605 N.E. Fremont St.

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT KENNEDY SCHOOL
Oct. 28. 7-10 p.m. Halloween Party at McMenamin’s Kennedy School w/ADDverse Effects, Falcon Heart and Trick or Treat. Free, all ages. Trick or Treating on Oct. 31. from 4-10 p.m. Free. 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

KIDSTEENSANDFAMILIES

DISCUSS GRAPHIC NOVELS
Oct. 1. 2-3 p.m. Students in grades 2-3 and a favorite adult gather to discuss graphic novels, exploring how visual elements and text combine into engaging stories for reluctant and advanced readers. Students in grades 4-5 and a favorite adult meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

SEW WITH BUTTONS
Oct. 4. 4-6 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 learn basic sewing skills to create a costume accessory or backpack pin by turning bold colored felt and buttons into unique seasonal skulls. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

PAINT YOUR FACE
Oct. 5. 4-5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 join Celese, a local makeup artist, to learn techniques for making themselves or friends into sugar skulls with water-based makeup and appropriate accessories. Free. 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT CATAPULTS
Oct. 7. 3-4:30 p.m. Teens explore the physics behind catapults and trebuchets, and what makes them hurl or launch. Working in small groups, participants design and engineer working models and create defense systems to be used in a friendly challenge between teams. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

POLITICS FOR EVERYONE
Oct. 10. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Teens gain a guide to political activism with City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly. Learn how politics is for everyone. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

PAINT A CRITTER
Oct. 24. 4-5:30 p.m. Families with young children paint “spooky” but kid-friendly and cutesy critters. Lead-free paint, water buckets, aprons, colorful mats and brushes provided. Free. 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEARMUSIC

BOYZ PLAY ZYDECO
Oct. 1. 5-8 p.m. Continues Sundays. The Bayou Boyz play blues, rock, gospel, and zydeco interpreted through their Louisiana roots. Age 21 and over. No cover but purchase required at $5 cash, $10 credit card. 503-288-5164. Blackwell’s Bar & Grill, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave.

SONGWRITERS SLATED
Oct. 2. 7 p.m. Michael Charles Smith, Jaimie Leopold and Jack McMahon join the Songwriters Circle. Smith is a marimba soloist, film and media composer and teacher. Leopold is a bass player and songwriter. McMahon is a performer, guitarist and songwriter. Free. 503-231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

ALBUM TO BE RELEASED
Oct. 6. 6 p.m. The rock album, “Undivided Heart & Soul,” is released by JD McPherson with collaborations with Parker Millsap, Butch Walker and Aaron Lee Tasjan. Pre-buying the album guarantees admission. 503-231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

MONDAY MUSICAL CLUB PERFORMANCE AND TEA IN ALAMEDA
Oct. 15. 2 p.m. Monday Musical Club of Portland’s Fall Sampler and Scholarship Fundraiser offers entertainment, refreshments and an opportunity to support music education in Oregon. The club was founded in 1904 and the scholarship program began in 1965, awarding thousands of dollars annually to music students.Admission is free, donations to the scholarship fund are gratefully accepted. Fremont Methodist Church, 2620 N.E. Fremont St.

HEAR SEEGER SONGS
Oct. 28. 3-4:15 p.m. Enjoy songs and stories of “Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music,” presented by the duo of Hank and Claire. Learn how Seeger’s social activism inspired his music. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

CATCHAPLAY

EXPLORING LIFE, DEATH
Oct. 27 – Nov. 12. Fridays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals Company presents a rock musical, “Jasper in Deadland,” asking what it means to die and what it means to be truly alive. Jasper, 17, is struggling to make sense of his life when he discovers his friend, Agnes, is taken to the mysterious Deadland. He sets off on a mythological escapade to bring her back. Will he do it in time? $12 in advance, $15 at the door. $8 for groups of 8+ with code YPGROUP1718. Recommended for age 13 and up. Box office: www.octc.org/jasper-in-deadland. Or www.octc.org. Young Professionals Studio Theater, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FORARTLOVERS

SEE REGIONAL ART
Oct. 1. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Final day of 50th annual Local 14 exhibit of regional art and sale, including fiber, sculpture, painting, ceramics and other media. www. Local14.org. Left Bank Annex, 101 N. Weidler St.

FORBOOKLOVERS

POET TO READ
Oct. 5. 7 p.m. Arn Strasser reads poetry from a new collection, “Incidental Longing.” Free. 503-284-1721. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

NUN TO SHARE STORIES
Oct. 8. 2-3:30 p.m. Author Orice Klaas, a former Catholic nun, shares stories from her book, “Once Upon a Convent: A Memoir of a Lesbian Nun,” based on her 19 years of religious life, beginning at age 15. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. Klaas also speaks 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

MEET MEMOIR WRITER
Oct. 9. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Meet author Pamela Royes and discuss her book, “Temperance Creek: A Memoir.” Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

PAPER MILLS REVEALED
Oct. 10. 6-7:30 p.m. Robert Bresky, author of “The Papermakers: More Than Run of the Mill,” will share inspiring stories about the beginnings of the Oregon City and West Linn paper mills. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave. Bresky also speaks 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

FORMER DIPLOMAT TO READ FROM THRILLER
Oct. 24. 7 p.m. Former U.S. diplomat Todd Moss reads from his new thriller, “The Shadow List,” his fourth to feature State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker. Free. 503-284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

CAMAS WRITER WILL READ FROM NEW NOVEL
Oct. 30. 7 p.m. Camas author Gary Corbin reads from his new novel, “Lying in Vengeance,” the sequel to his bestselling courtroom thriller, “Lying in Judgment.” He will also be offering samples of “Java Town Killer Coffee,” which features in the book. Free and open to the public. 503-284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

SEEAFILM

SEE BLACK SABBATH
Oct. 5. 7:30 p.m. View “Black Sabbath: The End of the End,” which chronicles the final tour of the metal band. $9 general, $7 senior, students. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

VIEW FOLK TALES
Oct. 19. 7 p.m. View “Kwaidan,” an anthology of four supernatural Japanese folk tales. General $9, senior and student $7. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

COMPOSER TO APPEAR
Oct. 26. 8 p.m. Italian composer Fabio Frizzi appears with a seven-piece band to perform a composer’s cut of his score for Lucio Fulci’s 1981 horror classic, “The Beyond.” The film features a remote hotel built over an entrance to hell which begins to devour the bodies and souls of all who enter. The ensemble performs while the film plays, preserving all dialogue from the original classic. General tickets $28, or $25 for theater members. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEALTHANDFITNESS

LEARN TO SWIM
Oct. 17 & 19. Registration opens for Red Cross beginners’ swim lessons. $50 members, $63 non-members. Scholarships available. Classes start Oct. 30. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

FORSENIORS

GRANDPARENTS GAIN AID
Oct. 2. 10-11 a.m. Join a support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Gain ideas for dealing with change and learn ways to deal with happy and stressful times for the emotional and physical health of elders and children. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center,9009 N. Foss Ave.

IMPROVE BALANCE
Oct. 2. 10-11 a.m. Continues Monday and Wednesday. A Tai Chi class, “Moving for Better Balance,” developed at Oregon Research Institute, progresses from easy to difficult. Improves physical health, muscle strength and flexibility. $1 donation appreciated. Information: 503-288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS
Oct. 2 and 4. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Continues Monday and Wednesday. A beginner class in Tai Chi for Health, led by certified instructor Candace Herrill. Improve health, strength, balance and concentration. Free but donations welcome. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CHAIR YOGA FOR HEALTH
Oct. 2. 2:30-4 p.m. and Oct. 5, 9-10 a.m. Continues Monday and Thursday. Chair yoga features an individual approach to teaching and to improving balance and breathing. $1 donation suggested to center. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT HOUSING
Oct. 3. 10-11 a.m. Jean Johnson, a senior real estate specialist, discusses options for senior housing from aging in place, downsizing, winterizing and options for housing beyond home. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HELP WITH DEVICES
Oct. 4. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Continues Wednesdays. Kerri Robinson offers “Wise Up Computer Help!” in one-hour appointments for electronic devices. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MEET COMPUTER TUTOR
Oct. 5 and 26. 9:45 a.m., 12 noon and 12:45 p.m. Computer tutor John Lucas offers 45-minute, one-on-one guidance for electronic devices. Bring the device and charging cord. Free, but donations to the center appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FLU SHOTS SLATED
Oct. 13. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a flu shot from Family Care Health, a Medicare Advantage organization with Medicare and with the Oregon Medicaid Program. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

COPE WITH ALZHEIMER’S
Oct. 11. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. Oct. 22 at 2-3:30 p.m. Continues fourth Sunday. Caregivers and family members share ideas for coping and caring for people with Alzheimer’s. Drop-ins welcome. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TWO CENTERS SHOW FILM
Oct. 13. 1 p.m. View “The Hero,” a part comedy, part dramatic film about an over-the-hill movie star dealing with a cancer diagnosis and a lifetime of regrets. At the same time, he pursues a new romantic interest. Stars Sam Elliot, Laura Prepon and Krysten Ritter. Free. (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St. Same film at 1 p.m. Oct. 27, with $1 suggested donation, at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SEE ‘THE PROMISE’
Oct. 13. 1 p.m. View “The Promise,” set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire and World War I. The plight of the Armenian people is the backstory of a love triangle between a French artist, an American journalist and an Armenian medical student. $1 donation suggested. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

AGING AT HOME
Oct. 14. 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX to age in your own home and remain active in your community. Neighbors help neighbors with such services as transportation, home and yard care, social events and access to recommended vendors. Learn how to get involved as a member, volunteer or both. Free. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

UNDERSTAND YOUR TABLET
Oct. 19. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call to make a 45-minute appointment with the Computer Tutor to gain confidence and understanding for using a phone, tablet or PC or Apple computer. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. In the computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

DIET FOR STRONG BONES
Oct. 24. 10 a.m. A naturopathic physician, Dr. Dianna Henson, and Megan Gardner, a specialist nurse, discuss how diet, strength training and supplements may lower the risk for developing osteoporosis. They also offer a bone density scan to determine any risk for developing bone loss. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

INGENERAL

LEARN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Oct. 1. 2-3:30 p.m. A civic engagement workshop includes short presentations and activities by Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) to highlight the personal rewards of civic engagement. Free. Register online with SAGE: www.conta.cc/2wCJTkZ. Information: 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. Program also presented 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

GET OUT THE LEAD
Oct. 3. 6-7:30 p.m. Gain tools and resources to locate lead sources in the home or workplace, stabilize or eliminate hazardous lead conditions and find additional agencies and organizations to limit lead hazards further. Receive a booklet and a kit of lead-safe cleaning and testing materials. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

GAIN SELF CARE
Oct. 3. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Recovery International is a nonprofit system of support for nervous people. Free will offering. 503-810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church,1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

FREMONT STREET WEDDING COLLECTIVE POP-UP
Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m. Join the Fremont St Wedding Collective’s pop-up at Opal 28. Enjoy appetizers, wedding cake inspirations, bubbly, gift ideas and a no-host bar. Featured vendors include With Love, From PDX, Silhouette, Paper Jam, Beaumont Florist, Defining Image and more. RSVP to moc.x1516474439dpmaj1516474439repap1516474439@haro1516474439bed1516474439. Opal 28, 510 N.E. 28th Ave.

BANISH CHRONIC PAIN
Oct. 6. 10-11 a.m. Heal chronic pain with gentle movement and awareness exercise with Jacqueline Rubinstein. $15 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

LEARN URBAN HISTORY
Oct. 6. 3-4:30 p.m. Urban historian Alexander Benjamin Craghead gives an illustrated talk about the design, development and construction of two iconic landmarks, the Portland Hotel and Union Stations. The story includes high stakes gambles, disputes between renowned architects and their stodgy patrons and a struggle over shaping the growing metropolitan region. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

STUDY LOCAL TREES
Oct. 7. 8:45-11 a.m. The Alameda and Beaumont-Wilshire Tree Teams take a walk to learn about neighborhood trees with Jim Gersbach. Free. Advance registration: www.tinyurl.com/ABWTreeWalk Information: moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439maeTe1516474439erTad1516474439emalA1516474439 or moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439maeTe1516474439erTWB1516474439. Meet at Grand Central Bakery & Café, 4440 N.E. Fremont St.

EAT VIKING PANCAKES
Oct. 8. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Viking pancake breakfast is accompanied by scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit and lingonberries, plus tea and coffee. Adults $8, children 5-12 $4, under 5 free. 503-236-3401. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

HEAR ABOUT LEADERSHIP
Oct. 10. 7 p.m. Carmen Rubio, executive director of Latino Network, will speak about leadership as part of a speaker series. Free. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

NEIGHBORHOODS TO MEET
Oct. 11. 7-8 p.m. Providence Portland Medical Center hosts the annual meeting for Laurelhurst and North Tabor neighborhoods. Agenda items include hospital updates and a presentation on preparing for major disasters and emergencies, such as an earthquake, by Providence and emergency preparedness experts. Free. 503-215-6433. Providence Cancer Center Amphitheater at the medical center, 4805 N.E. Glisan St.

VISIT SOMASPACE
Oct. 15. 12 noon to 4 p.m. Attend an open house to sample movement classes and sound healing. Meet teachers, practitioners and staff about classes, bodywork sessions and rental opportunities. Free. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

KIMCHI SPICES LIFE
Oct. 16. 5-6:30 p.m. Learn how to make kimchi, the spicy, fermented cabbage dish that has been a staple of Korean cuisine since the seventh century. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

USING SILKSCREEN
Oct. 16. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of stencil making, how to use silkscreen and how to pull a print. Leave with a screen printed poster and fabric patches. Bring a light colored cotton T-shirt to print on, if desired. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

ENJOY NINA G
Oct. 18. 7:30 p.m. Hear Nina G, the stuttering stand-up comedian and disability activist, in an evening of comedy, plus a silent auction. Funds benefit the second biennial Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival. The Disability Art and Culture Project produces the festival in partnership with the national film festival ReelAbilities. Advance tickets $30 at www.eventbrite.com. Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

SWAP THOSE GARMENTS
Oct. 20. 7-9 p.m. In a women’s clothing swap, bring items for others to reuse and find new clothing, too. Women of all ages, sizes, walks of life and sexual orientation welcome. Wine and chocolates served. Any remaining garments go to Dress for Success Oregon. $10 at door. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

PLANT ROSEWAY TREES
Oct. 21. 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Plant trees on the Roseway Park Blocks. No experience needed. Free. Information: moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439maete1516474439ertya1516474439wesor1516474439. Meet on Northeast 72nd Avenue between Sandy Boulevard and Beech Street.

HEAR ABOUT MEMORIAL
Oct. 26. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association will elect officers at the quarterly general meeting. Michelle Traver of Tri-Met will give an update on plans for a memorial at the Hollywood Transit Center. The association includes residents working to maintain and enhance the livability of the neighborhood. Free. Information: gro.n1516474439oitil1516474439aocnn1516474439c@sno1516474439sila1516474439. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

OKTOBERFEST DINNER AT BREWPUB
Oct. 27. Neighborhood brewpup will introduce traditional German Bock beer, while serving up sauerbraten, spaetzle and purple cabbage. Special appetizer is German stone-ground mustard with a house-made pretzel. Columbia River Brewing. 1728 N.E. 40th Ave.

LIONS TO ACCEPT DONATIONS
Oct. 28. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Portland Hollywood Lions will set up shop in the parking lot of Grocery Outlet during the Hollywood Farmers Market, accepting donations of eyeglasses, hearing aids, cell phones and tablets. Donations will be redistributed to those in need around the world. Donations may also be dropped at Rose City Vision on Sandy, Umpqua Bank on Sandy, The 42nd Street Station or Grocery Outlet. 4420 N.E. Hancock St.

AIDWITHELECTRONICS

GAIN PROTECTION
Oct. 3. 9:30-11:30 a..m. Learn how to protect yourself in a beginning cybersecurity class. Bring a laptop or mobile device or use a library computer. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

WRITE GAME CODE
Oct. 14. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginners learn basic programming by writing code for a game. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEARN DEVICE BASICS
Oct. 30. 5-7 p.m. Learn basics for iPad and iPhone, including library apps for free e-books, streaming audiobooks, music and movies. Also learn about text messaging, taking and attaching pictures, installing apps, accessing the internet and managing your contacts. Bring questions, library card information and a fully charged iPad or iPhone. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

INTHEFUTURE

ALL SAINTS SETS BAZAAR
Nov. 11. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 40 local artisans and crafters showcase handmade items for the holidays. The Treasure Table has antiques and collectibles. Children can shop with nickels and dimes in a kid-friendly room. Also enjoy fresh coffee, baked goods and a lunch menu. 503-232-4305. www.allsaintsportland.org. All Saints Catholic Church, 3847 N.E. Glisan St.

ACEY’S 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. Oregon.dressforsuccess.org. Dress for Success Oregon, 1532 N.E. 37th Ave., Suite B.

September 2017

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

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KIDSTEENSANDFAMILIES

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.

HEARMUSIC

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.

CATCHAPLAY

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.

FORARTLOVERS

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.

FORBOOKLOVERS

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.

SEEAFILM

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.

ELECTRONICAID

LEARN CODING
Sept. 9. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginners learn a little coding for their websites. Gain an understanding of how HTML, CSS and JavaScript work to make a webpage display and function. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

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.

PROGRAMMING, SLOWLY
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.

HEALTHANDFITNESS

REDUCE STRESS
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.s1516474439senlu1516474439fdniy1516474439dobdn1516474439im@yc1516474439nan1516474439 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.l1516474439iamg@1516474439xdpyt1516474439laera1516474439demal1516474439a1516474439. 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.

FORSENIORS

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.

INGENERAL

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.

EXAMINE LEADERSHIP
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.

FORM SISTERHOOD
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.l1516474439iamg@1516474439xdpbu1516474439lcned1516474439rag1516474439. 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

August 2017

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar. Want to go further back in time? 2015 events are archived here and 2014 events are archived here.

(Alberta Main Street)

KIDSTEENSANDFAMILIES

CARD CUTS VEGGIES
Aug. 2. 10:30-11:30 a.m. See the Zaniac Comedy Show, including juggling and slicing vegetables with a flying playing card. Free. 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

READ ABOUT ECLIPSE
Aug. 9. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Author Nancy Coffelt reads from “The Big Eclipse!” with information about the universe. Create safe solar viewers for kids and do eclipse activities. Free. 503-988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

PAINT A BETTER WORLD
Aug. 9. 3-4 p.m. “Paint a Better World – One Ceramic at a Time,” choosing animals, flowers or trucks. Ceramic pieces, lead-free paint, brushes, smocks, water tubs and mats provided. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

20TH ANNUAL ALBERTA STREET FAIR
Aug. 12. 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Eclectic mix of activities on Alberta Street between Northeast 11th and 30th avenues. Free community event will showcase the best of community and feature entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages. Hosted by Alberta Main Street, the event annually draws more than 25,000 people. www.albertamainst.org.

ARTIFACTS SHOW TALENT OF NATIVE ENGINEERS
Aug. 16. 3-4 p.m. at Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave. and Aug. 19. 1-2 p.m. at Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Explore a collection of Oregon artifacts from the Museum of Natural & Cultural History to learn how Native Americans used engineering skills and technologies, including building shelter, designing a boat or inventing a fishing tool. Free. 503-988-5123.

LEARN SAFE BABYSITTING
August 19. 1-4:30 p.m. and August 20, 12:30-4 p.m. Ages 10-15. Red Cross course to teach students tools to be a safe and responsible babysitter. NECC Members – $88; Non-Members – $110. Scholarships available for those with financial need. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th Ave.

TEENS STUDY VIDEO
Aug. 21-25. 1-3 p.m. A photography and video camp for teens helps them consider issues that matter to them. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HALF-DAY MINI-CAMP
August 21-24. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Ages 4-6. Super Hero Mini-Camp. Discover the land of superheroes through games, masks and capes. NECC Members – $68; Non-Members – $88. Scholarships available for those with financial need. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th Ave. in the NECC Annex.

FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS
Aug. 26. 1-4 p.m. A children’s book fair, for youngsters from preschool through fifth grade, includes button making, book making, crafts, live performances and a free book for every child. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

FORARTLOVERS

SCULPTURE MADE OF FOUND OBJECTS
Aug. 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shannon Weber uses reclaimed materials and found objects to create sculpture. Chi Meredith develops abstract paintings in layers. Michael Kurz investigates boundaries that divide one space from another. Through Aug. 29. Free viewing. 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.. Sunday. Closed Monday. 503-281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

ENJOY ART AND ICE CREAM
August 5. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Second annual Art in August Saturday show and sale with 12 neighborhood artists. Free ice cream. Sponsored by Rose City Park Presbyterian Church and coordinated by John Halvorson in the church parking lot at N.E. 44th Ave. and Sandy Blvd., around the corner from the Hollywood Farmers Market.

LEARN TO WATERCOLOR
August 7-11. Monday-Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. Ages 6-11. Watercolor and the Art of Negative Space. Students will explore ways to use color and negative space with watercolors. NECC Members – $112; Non-Members – $140. Scholarships available for those with financial need. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th Ave.

LOCAL PAINTER SHOWS AT NECC
Through August. Local painter, Michele Bufton, will display her acrylic, oil and watercolor works in the Northeast Community Center Lobby. Free. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 NE 38th Ave.

HEARMUSIC

BOYZ PLAY ZYDECO
Aug. 6. 5-8 p.m. Continues Sundays. The Bayou Boyz play blues, rock, gospel, zydeco and more, interpreted through their Louisiana roots. Over 21. $5 cash or $10 credit card purchase required. 503-288-5164. Blackwell’s Bar & Grill, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave.

LATIN MUSIC PLANNED
Aug. 14. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hear Conjunto Alegre playing Latin American music, from bachata and merengue from the Dominican Republic, cumbia from Colombia, salsa from Puerto Rico and Venezuela and traditional boleros from everywhere else. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

JAZZ IN MONTAVILLA
Aug. 19-20. 2-9:30 p.m. Montavilla Jazz Festival features Essiet Okon Essiet with Sylvia Cuenca. Other artists include Ron Steen Quartet, David Friesen Quartet, Ezra Weiss Sextet, Rebecca Kilgore, Dan Balmer. https://montavillajazzfest.com/schedule/ . Day pass $15 to $30; $5 with Oregon Trail Card at festival office. Portland Metro Arts, 9003 S.E. Stark St.

ASHLEIGH FLYNN IN CONCERT TO BENEFIT Q CENTER
Aug. 24. 8-11 p.m. Portland musician, artist, activist group While Rome Burns will hold the sixth in it’s ongoing series of benefit concerts: Ashleigh Flynn in support of Portland’s Q Center. Singer and songwriter Rénee Muzquiz will open the show. $10 (100 poercent goes to Q Center). Mississippi Pizza Pub & Atlantis Lounge. 3552 N. Mississippi Ave.

FORBOOKLOVERS

READ ORWELL BOOK
Aug. 13. 2-3 p.m. Discuss “Homage to Catalonia,” by George Orwell, in a Pageturners book group. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LEARN OF AFGHAN TREK
Aug. 15. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss “The Places In Between,” by Rory Stewart, who walked across Afghanistan and reveals the history and cultures of its people. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

DISCUSS ROY NOVEL
Aug. 17. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Discuss “The God of Small Things,” by Arundhati Roy, in a Pageturners book group. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

SEEAFILM

1955 CLASSIC TO PLAY
Aug. 5-6. 2 p.m. both days. See “Violent Saturday,” a 1955 film with actors Lee Marvin, Stephen McNally and J. Carrol Nash. A trio of bandits arrives in a quiet Arizona mining town to rob a bank. Tickets $6. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

‘WEREWOLF’ FILM SLATED
Aug. 12. 7 p..m. View “An American Werewolf in London” from 1981, with Q&A after the film with actor David Naughton. Two young Americans backpacking through Britain are attacked by a large wolf. Directed by John Landis with groundbreaking special effects by Rick Baker. Tickets $15. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CAMP CLASSIC PLANNED
Aug. 24. 9 p.m. See “Death Becomes Her,” from 1992, starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Isabella Rossellini. Hollywood rivals become immortal frenemies after they acquire an elixir of youth kept by a mysterious woman. The camp classic includes breakthrough effects and iconic one-liners. Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi. General admission $10, seniors and students $8. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. 503-281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

ELECTRONICAID

MEET WITH TECH HELPER
Aug. 1. 6-7:30 p.m. Meet one-on-one with a Tech Helper to get answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers and more. Bring any device for which you have questions, with username and password. Free. Registration required: www.multco.org or 503-988-5123 or Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

BUILD A WEBSITE
Aug. 12. 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 before coming to class. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

STAY PRODUCTIVE
Aug. 22. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Share a favorite tool used to stay productive online or learn tools that others use. Share and learn about tools that can help you keep track of time, make to-do lists, store reading material for later and find out what’s new on the web. Free. Registration required: www.multco.org or 503-988-5123 or Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT CANVA
Aug. 29. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about Canva, a free, online design studio. Sign up for a Canva account before class. Free. Registration required: www.multco.org or 503-988-5123 or Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

FORFITNESS

LEARN TAI CHI
Aug. 1. 5-7 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Learn Tai Chi in a relaxed, focused class with Dr. Arn Strasser. $15 single session or $60 for six. Information: 503-287-2800 or moc.r1516474439otcar1516474439porih1516474439cxdp@1516474439ofni1516474439. Irvington Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.

MOVEMENT AIDS PAIN
Aug. 4. 10-11 a.m. Continues Fridays. Healing chronic pain with gentle movement and awareness exercise. $15 drop-in. www.somaspace.us/classes. 971-258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

PORTLAND PASSTIMES FOOTBAG PARTY
Aug. 9. 7 p.m. World Footbag Championships will be held in Portland this year from Aug. 6-12 and OG shredder Dave Hillis is hosting an afterparty in the lot behind Portland Pasttimes toy store in Hollywood, featuring DJ Wood Knot and Toby Robinson and band. www.footbag.org. 1925 N.E. 42nd Ave.

MOVING FOR HEALING
Aug. 7. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Continues Mondays. Moving to Heal with Siere Munro is a gentle movement practice to complement and facilitate the healing of body, mind, emotions and spirit. Beginners welcome. $15 drop-in. www.somaspace.us/classes. 971-258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

FORSENIORS

PRACTICE TAI CHI
Aug. 1. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. Tai Chi class. Free but donations appreciated. Information: 971-285-6939. Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St.

UNDERSTAND YOUR DEVICE
Aug. 2. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Continues Wednesdays in August. Kerri Robinson will help seniors learn about their electronic devices in one-hour appointments. Free but donations appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GAIN BALANCE
Aug. 2 and 7. 3:30-4:15 p.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai Chi class for beginners to improve strength, balance, calm the mind and promote concentration. Free but donations appreciated. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MEET COMPUTER TUTOR
Aug. 3. 9:45 a.m., 12 noon and 12:45 p.m. Continues Aug. 10, 24 and 31. Computer tutor John Lucas provides one-on-one guidance on electronic devices in 45-minute appointments. Bring device and charging cord. Free but donations to center appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

COOK FOR DIABETICS
Aug. 4. 10-11 a.m. Learn about cooking and meal preparation for those with diabetes with Cindy Kneale, who will demonstrate how to make healthy salads with seasonal ingredients. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS GET AID
Aug. 7. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of the month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Understand the stresses and joys for the emotional and physical health of both caregivers and children. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

CARE FOR CAREGIVERS
Aug. 9. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. Aug. 27. 2-3:30 p.m. Continues fourth Sunday of the month. Support groups for Alzheimer’s caregivers share ideas for coping and caring. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘UNITED KINGDOM’
Aug. 11. 1 p.m. View “United Kingdom,” the story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and his loving but controversial marriage to a white British woman, Ruth Williams, that sent his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Free. Information: 971-285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

SEE ‘ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE’
Aug. 11. 1 p.m. See “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” the story of Warsaw zookeepers who saved hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion of World War II. Free but $1 donation appreciated. See the film with subtitles at 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW JFK EXHIBIT
Aug. 16. 9:30 a.m. Join the Riders’ Club to see the John F. Kennedy exhibit, “High Hopes,” at the Oregon Historical Society. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Meet a Ride Wise Ambassador for free fare and public transit guidance at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT TABLET
Aug. 17. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The computer tutor offers 45-minute appointments to assist in operating a phone, tablet or laptop, PCs or Apples. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Computer center in Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

MOVE, SOOTHE ACHES
Aug. 22. 10-11 a.m. Participate in a Trager Mentastics demonstration with Mercedes Gonzales to learn simple body movements that relieve stress, soothe aches and decrease stiffness. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

AGE GRACEFULLY
Aug. 23. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Continues Wednesdays to Oct. 25. Looking for a new approach to growing older on your own terms? The Aging Master Program, from the National Council on Aging, is a 10-week program on the aging basics, exercise, sleep, healthy eating, financial fitness, medication management, advance planning and more. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT MEDICARE
Aug. 29. 1-2 p.m. Get questions about Medicare and Medicaid answered by Mara Woloshin, a specialist in aging health care. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

JOIN BOOK CLUB
Aug. 29. 1:30-3 p.m. Continues last Tuesday of the month. A book club, with large print books provided by Multnomah County Library. Free but donations appreciated. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY
Aug. 31. 9-10 a.m. Metropolitan Family Service and the Hollywood Senior Center are co-sponsoring a free Encore Circle event. An Encore Circle is an informal gathering of people 50 and older, designed to connect seniors with community-based opportunities to help children and youth thrive. Participants share stories about the benefits and challenges of building cross-generational connections and inspire each other to take action. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

INGENERAL

LIVE HEALTHFULLY
Aug. 1. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about healthy living for your brain and body. Certain lifestyle habits are associated with cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org; phone 503-988-5123 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

GAIN SELF CARE
Aug. 1. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Recovery International is a nonprofit system offering support for those seeking to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Offers psychiatric after care and support for nervous persons. Free-will offering. Information: 503-810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org; blogsite www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

ALBINA BANK BIRTHDAYS
Aug. 4. Beaumont and Rose City branches of Albina Community Bank will be celebrating their birthdays with decorations, cake and giveaways for customers and neighbors. Stop in and learn why Albina is proud to be a B-Corp.’ 4020 N.E. Fremont St. and 5636 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MOVE TO JOB SECURITY
Aug. 8. 6-7 p.m. “Plant Yourself Where You Will Bloom” is an interactive class designed to help create a career that is meaningful and financially rewarding to participants. Learn the seven steps to go from confused to job security. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org; phone 503-988-5123 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

KNOW RENTERS’ RIGHTS
Aug. 17. 4-5:30 p.m. Know renters’ rights and responsibilities from searching for a home, filling out applications, paying deposits and fees, getting repairs made, moving out and more. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

EXPLORE ECLIPSES THROUGH THE AGES
Aug. 19. 3:30-5 p.m. Explore how humans have interpreted eclipses from our beginnings to modern times. Examine the myths and superstitions about eclipses as seen in art and writings, then delve into the lives of scientists who revealed the science behind solar and lunar eclipses. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. – Janet Goetz

July 2017

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar. Want to go further back in time? 2015 events are archived here and 2014 events are archived here.

E.T. will screen at the Hollywood Theatre on July 1.

KIDSTEENSANDFAMILIES

FOSTER CURIOSITY
July 1. 3-4 p.m. Continues Saturdays. The “Curious Minds” program introduces young learners to the works and achievements of African American scientists, engineers and inventors through activities and experiments. Free. (503) 988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

BUILD FUTURE CITY
July 5. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In a workshop with Puppetkabob, kids and families can look ahead a thousand years to build Portland 3017 with colored paper, pipe cleaners and found objects to roll, twist and turn the imagination. Work on an idea to take home and participate in a community city for display in the library. Free. (503) 988-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

VIEW KOREAN ARTS
July 5. 3-3:45 p.m. The Oregon Korean Performing Arts presents a special cultural performance with music, dance and stories. Free. (503) 988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LEARN ABOUT PANCAKES
July 7. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. An interactive program, “Pancakes, Pancakes!” uses storytelling and a cooking demonstration with child volunteers for a lesson on food science and where our food comes from. Free. Registration required online www.multcolib.org or (503) 5123 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

CULLY STANDS TOGETHER
July 8. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The multicultural Cully community comes together to show its strength. Families welcome. Performances and activities for kids. Bring food to share with your neighbors. Trinity Lutheran Church, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.

CELEBRATE HUMANITY
July 8. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Northwest native and author April E. Allen reads from her book, “I Love Being Me,” and leads activities that encourage young readers to celebrate humanity in all its colors. Free. (503) 988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

COMEDIAN DOES STUNTS
July 12. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Matt Baker presents a comedy stunt show with his diverse talents that have brought him five Guinness Book world records and appearances on many television programs. He tells funny stories and invites audience participation. Free. (503) 988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEARN ABOUT BUGS
July 26. 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Bug Chicks bring preserved insects, spiders and their relatives, as well as live arthropods, to show kids and families how interesting and important these animals are for us and the environment. Free. Registration required online www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

THINK WITH TRICKS
July 26. 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon. JuggleMania teams up with “beardevil” Stunteddy to build circus tricks that challenge kids to think. They do it with improbable juggling, unique comedy and amazing acrobatics. Free. (503) 988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

SIXTH ANNUAL MONTAVILLA STREET FAIR
July 30. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family-friendly community celebration sponsored by Montavilla/East Tabor Business Association. 100 vendors offer food and drink, art, hand crafts, clothing, local products and services. Music on three stages, activities for kids and Montavilla Farmers Market are featured. Southeast Stark Street between 76th and 82nd avenues. www.metba.org.

THIRD ANNUAL LAURELHURST SUMMER PICNIC
August 1. 5-8 p.m. The Laurlehurst Neighborhood Association will provide hot dogs (and a vegetarian offering), snacks and beverages. Scoop Catering will sell locally made ice cream for dessert and live music from the Back Alley String Band will perform. Enjoy lawns games, face painting and the celebrate the Laurelhurst community. Laurelhurst Park.

FORARTLOVERS

SCULPTURE IN EXHIBIT
July 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the main gallery until July 25, Carolyn Garcia works with thin layers of acrylic paint, colored pencil and graphite. Deborah Unger’s small figurative sculpture is in basswood with fabric clothing. In the feature area until July 23 are Nadine Gay’s ceramic figures with natural and found objects to create playful assemblages. 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.

DANCE TROUPE HOLDS FINAL PORTLAND SHOW
July 6. 7:30 p.m. Montavilla neighbor Eowyn Emerald and her troupe of dancers will present a new show and their final performance in Portland before Emerald relocates to Scotland. The program features a new interpretation of Debussy, an expanded suite of five dancers set to Duke Ellington’s adaptations of Tchaikovsky and Grieg, and a new staging of one of Emerald’s earliest works. Tickets: $10 to 25. Lincoln Hall, PSU, 1620 S.W. Park Ave.

FRISON SHOWS WORK
July 29. 7-10 p.m. Meet African-American artist Henry Frison and see a retrospective of his work, which has included murals and portraits of prominent people. Refreshments available. Family friendly. (503) 765-6278. greenHAUS gallery & boutique, 18 N.E. Killingsworth St.

ART IN GARDEN
July 30. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art in the Rose Garden 2017 will feature the work of 35 local artists, hosted by Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden. The family-friendly event features quality, affordable art in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, stained glass, photography, garden sculpture and ceramics. Information: www.penrosefriends.org. Peninsula Park Rose Garden, North Ainsworth Street, between Albina and Kerby avenues.

31st ANNUAL FREMONT FEST IN BEAUMONT VILLAGE
August 5. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities begin with a lively Kid, Bike and Pet Parade at 10:00 a.m. and neighborhood families are encouraged to join. Day continues with food, live music, pub crawl, kids activities and of great shopping in the streets with more than 125 vendors of handmade items, clothing, art, food and more. Northeast Fremont Street will be closed to car traffic from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. between 42nd and 52nd avenues.

ENJOY ART AND ICE CREAM
August 5. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Second annual Art in August Saturday show and sale with 12 neighborhood artists. Free ice cream. Sponsored by Rose City Park Presbyterian Church and coordinated by John Halvorson in the church parking lot at N.E. 44th Ave. and Sandy Blvd., around the corner from the Hollywood Farmers Market.

HEARMUSIC

MUSIC VARIETY SLATED
July 5-7. 6:30-8:30 p.m. A variety of music – country, Southern gospel, contemporary – is part of the 14th annual revival at Portland Metro Church, 5004 N.E. Sixth Ave.

BAYOU BOYZ PERFORM
July 9. 5-8 p.m. Continues Sundays. The Bayou Boyz play blues, rock, gospel, Zydeco and more, interpreted through their Louisiana roots. Over age 21. $5 cash or $10 credit card. (503) 288-5164. Blackwell’s Bar & Grill, 1815 N.E. 41st Ave.

CONCERTS SET IN PARK
July 22 and 29. 6-8 p.m. Hollywood and Rose City Park neighborhood associations offer family concerts. Free. July 22 features Irish Hooley with Nancy Conescu and the Murray School of Irish Dancing. July 29 features LaRhonda Steele and “King Louie” Pain, plus Steele’s daughters, Lauren and Sarah, for a mix of blues, jazz and gospel. Free. West end of Rose City Park, Northeast 62nd Avenue and Thompson Street.

WORD STORMS EXTRAVAGANZA WITH LIVE MUSIC
July 23. 5-8 p.m. for readings, music and complimentary refreshments. Mizeta Moon, Howard Schneider and Silver Gladstar will read from their new book, Word Storms. Bob Wagner will perfom one-man show, and Keith Buckley and Jon Lesseg (of Lonesome Dewey and the Coyotes) will entertain with crooning and antics. Free. Hollywood Senior Center,1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FORBOOKLOVERS

WRITING CAMP SLATED
July 17-21. 10-11 a.m. In a creative writing camp, explore poetry and stories in an encouraging group with award-winning writer Linda Ferguson. All experience levels welcome. For ages 10 and up. $40. Registration online www.PortlandParks.org or call (503) 916-5615. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.

DISCUSS KABUL BOOK
July 18. 7-8 p.m. A Pageturners Book Group discusses “The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan,” by Jenny Nordberg. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Free. (503) 988-5123. Mt. Bachelor Conference Room (Studio 1) on second floor of Whole Foods Market, next to the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

SEEAFILM

CELEBRATE SPIELBERG
July 1. 7 p.m. A celebration of Steven Spielberg’s films begins with “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial” continues with . Other films are at www.hollywoodtheatre.org/events/spielberg-on-film/. Tickets: $9 general, $7 youth and seniors. (503) 281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

‘BORN FREE’ SCHEDULED
July 13. 7:30 p.m. “Born Free,” part of the Portland EcoFilm Festival, is presented in person by Steven Wise, animal rights lawyer and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which seeks rights for nonhuman animals through litigation, advocacy and education. The 1966 film features Elsa, an orphaned lion cub who was adopted by Joy and George Adamson and eventually released back into the Kenyan wild. Tickets $7. A portion goes to the Nonhuman Rights Project. (503) 281-1142. www.Hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FILM FEATURES ACTIVIST
July 25. 5:30-8 p.m. View “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” a Chinese American writer, activist and philosopher who spent more than 70 years in the African American movement. The film of interracial solidarity is followed by a panel discussion including members of Black Lives Matter Portland, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party and other Black-led organizations. Part of MicCheck!, a summer cultural series of the Arts & Media Project at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon. Free. (503) 988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

ELECTRONICAID

BUILD A BASIC WEBSITE
July 18. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to make a basic website using the Google Sites application. Students must have a Google or Gmail account to participate. Bring user name and password to class. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave. Repeats July 26. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth.

LEARN PHONE BASICS
July 31. 5-7 p.m. Learn iPad and iPhone basics, including library apps for free e-books, streaming audio books, music and movies. Bring questions, library card information and a fully charged iPad or iPhone. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 5123 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

VISIT COMPUTER TUTOR
July 20. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A computer tutor offers help with phone, tablet or laptop, PC or Apple. Bring a fully charged device to a 45-minute appointment. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. In the computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

FORFITNESS

LEARN TAI CHI
July 11. 5-7 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Learn Tai Chi in a relaxed, focused class with Dr. Arn Strasser. $15 single session or $60 for six. (503) 287-2800. moc.r1516474439otcar1516474439porih1516474439cxdp@1516474439ofni1516474439. Irvington Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.

CARDIO CLASS SET
July 3. 10-10:45 a.m. Continues Mondays. U-Vigorate with Andree Culpepper is a high energy, low impact cardio class with participants moving at their own pace. Routines support eye-hand coordination, balance, memory and endurance, while increasing aerobic capacity, toning and posture. $8 drop-in. www.somaspace.us/classes. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

FORSENIORS

GRANDPARENTS GET AID
July 3. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of the month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Understand the stress and learn how to deal with it, for caregivers’ and children’s emotional and physical health. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

ELECTRONICS EXPLAINED
July 6, 13 and 27. 9:45 a.m., 12 noon and 12:45 p.m. Meet for 45 minutes with John Lucas to gain understanding of your electronic phone, iPad, computer, etc. Bring fully charged device and charging cord. Free but donations to the center appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FLEX THE JOINTS
July 6. 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Continues Tuesdays and Thursdays. An arthritis exercise program led by a trained instructor is designed to promote joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. $1 donation appreciated. Registration: (503) 287-7553. Leaven Community Center of Salt & Light Lutheran Church, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.

HEAR ABOUT VILLAGE
July 8. 1-2:30 p.m. Seniors who wish to age in their own homes, remaining independent and active in the community, may be interested in Northeast Village PDX, which involves neighbors helping neighbors. Free. (503) 528-9768. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook Ave.

LEARN FROM LOSS
July 11. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Conversations on Aging Workshop: Learning from Grief and Loss. Learn how to find your unique path through losses of many types. Facilitated by VIEWS (Volunteers Involved in the Emotional Wellbeing of Seniors). Registration with Shelley Gillespie (503) 953-1100 ext. 104. Free. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

FOR DEMENTIA CASES
July 12. 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about important legal and financial issues to consider with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how to put plans in place and how to access legal and financial resources near you. Free. Register with The Alzheimer’s Association (800) 272-3900. Presentation at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SUPPORT CAREGIVERS
July 12. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. July 23. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Continues fourth Sunday of the month. Support groups for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Share ideas for coping and caring. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘THE FOUNDER’
July 14. 1 p.m. View “The Founder,” the story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned McDonald’s into one of the world’s biggest restaurants. Stars Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch. Free but $1 donation suggested to the center. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR ABOUT ART
July 20. 8:25 a.m. The Rider’s Club has free bus fare to the Portland Art Museum for coffee and conversation with a guest speaker. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Meet at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW LIFE’S CHANGES
July 26. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Conversations on Aging workshop: Who Am I Now? Explore how roles and responsibilities change throughout life. With a group of peers, discuss the pros and cons of the changes and clarify how to define yourself during this stage of life. Facilitated by VIEWS (Volunteers for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors). Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SHIRLEY MACLAINE STARS IN ‘THE LAST WORD’
July 28. 1 p.m. View “The Last Word,” a comedy-drama in which a retired business woman writes her own obituary but a young journalist decides to find out the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship. Stars Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried and AnnJewel Lee Dixon. Free but $1 donation suggested. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

INGENERAL

DEVELOP A RESUME
July 3 or 17. 1:30-4 p.m. Meet with an experienced volunteer for 30 minutes of one-on-one help to develop a resume. Bring a paper copy, if you have one. Free. Registration required for appointment. www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

COLUMBIA RIVER BREWING ANNIVERSARY PARTY
July 7. 5 p.m. dinner 7:30 p.m. entertainment. Join Columbia River Brewing Company for seven-year anniversary barbecue. Slow smoked brisket, potato salad and baked beans. Lucy Hammond will perform rock and blues songs. $15.50 for dinner. No cover. 1728 N.E. 40th Ave.

MAKE HERBAL TONICS
July 25. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about foods, herbs and teas to boost energy, nourish the adrenal glands after “burn out” and build resistance to illness. In class, make an adrenal support smoothie, chocolate bites with vitamins and minerals, and a calming herbal tea. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

RELIEVE DISTRESS
July 4. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Recovery International is a nonprofit system offering support for those seeking to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to emotional distress and related physical symptoms. Free-will offering. www.recoveryinternational.org. www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

BEAUMONT CLASS OF ‘62 TO REUNITE
July 21. 1:30 to 6 p.m. The Beaumont Grade School Class of 1962 will celebrate its 55th reunion at Amalfi’s, 4703 N.E. Fremont St. $16.50 at the event. RSVP: David Kern at moc.n1516474439sm@701516474439mafnr1516474439ek1516474439 or 360-904-7669.

CONVO WITH TRI-MET
July 27. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association will hear a Tri-Met representative. All residents interested in making Hollywood a better place to live, work and enjoy are invited to attend. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. – Janet Goetze

 

June 2017

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar. Want to go further back in time? 2015 events are archived here and 2014 events are archived here.

 

Triangle Productions presents ‘Avenue Q,’ an adult musical with actors and puppets about racism, homophobia, homelessness, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 1. (Triangle Productions)

KIDS TEENS AND FAMILIES

ORANGE PIPPINS SOCIETY CELEBRATES
June 3. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A planting party celebrates the launch of The Orange Pippins Seed Society, a line of seeds and gardening club for kids. Plant scarlet runner beans and take some home. Free. moc.x1516474439dpkoo1516474439luyed1516474439am@ih1516474439. Made You Look, 2418 E. Burnside St.

DRINK HEALTHFULLY
June 7. 4:15-5:45 p.m. Teens can learn to make healthy shakes and smoothies with fruits, vegetables and seeds, including a Mayan power drink, a mango and ginger lassi and a “Green Strengthener.” Free. Registration required: multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

DRAG QUEEN READS
June 10. 1 p.m. Drag Queen Carina Borealis will read to kids to inspire creativity and encourage open and accepting minds. Carina’s glamorous presentation shows that dress-up is for everyone. Picture books include “Be Who You Are,” by Todd Parr, “My Princess Boy,” by Cheryl Kilodavis and “Du Is Tak?” by Carson Ellis. A creative alien flower-making craft follows. Free. Information: www.greenbeanbookspdx.com or 503-954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

SING WITH RED YARN
June 15. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Red Yarn engages kids in singing, dancing and clapping along with an interactive music and puppet show. Red places an old log cabin in the Deep Woods for his family, and they learn how forest animals build their homes and raise their young. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

START A GARDEN
June 17. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mudbone Grown will discuss with kids and families how to start and care for a food garden, and a nutrition educator will outline nutrition-related and meal preparation activities. The first 20 families will receive a starter kit to take home. Free. Registration required: multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEARN ABOUT BUGS
June 21. 2-3 p.m. Children can learn about the world of insects, spiders and their relatives with The Bug Chicks, two entomologists who teach about these animals in a fun, interactive way using preserved specimens and live arthropods. The workshop explores the biology and the importance of these animals to us and our environment, while encouraging curiosity and respect for the natural world. Free. 503-988-5123. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

GOOD IN THE HOOD FESTIVAL IN BOISE
June 23- 25. 25th annual Good in the Hood multicultural music, arts and food festival, presented by University of Oregon. Good in the Hood Parade on Saturday, June 24, starting at King School at 11:00 a.m. along MLK, Jr. Blvd. to Lillis-Albina Park. Grand marshal Antoinette Edwards. For more information, visit www.goodnthehood.org. LIllis-Albina Park (North Flint Street and Russell Street).

EXPERIENCE GHANA
June 24. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Experience the world of Ghana with dance, drumming and music on instruments from the African nation. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

DASH TO DOUGHNUTS IN BEAUMONT
June 25. Family-friendly 3K fun run and obstacle course through Beaumont Village with prizes, including Pip’s Original Doughnuts. Check in at Foot Traffic starting by 9:00 a.m. Official run start time is 9:15 a.m. Course starts and ends at 4020 N.E. Fremont St. For more more information, visit www.beaumontvillagepdx.com.

DECORATE A T-SHIRT
June 30. 3-5 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 may personalize a T-shirt. Cut designs from freezer paper to make stencils that iron onto fabric, then paint custom images. Shirts in different sizes will be available or bring your own plain cotton T-shirt. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

FOR ART LOVERS

CENTER SHOWS ART
June 1. 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Tim Young’s oil and acrylic paintings are on display through June in the lobby. Free. www.necommunitycenter.org. 503-284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

CERAMICS IN EXHIBIT
June 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Until June 27. Tamae Frame shows ceramic sculpture, Dave Benz exhibits walnut ink, and Samyak Yamauchi shows paintings. Free. 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. Closed Monday. 503-281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

AT THE THEATRE

AVENUE Q’ ON STAGE
June 8. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday to July 1. Triangle Productions presents “Avenue Q,” a Tony Award-winning musical about Princeton, who can’t find a place to live on Avenue A but might have a chance on Avenue Q. He encounters characters including Rod, the closeted Republican, and Lucy who’s, well, no socialite. The adult musical with actors and puppets views racism, homophobia, homelessness and finding purpose in life. No one under age 17 without an adult. Tickets $15 to $35. 503-239-5919 or www.trianglepro.org. The Sanctuary@Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HARLEM WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS HONORED
June 12. 7 p.m. Triangle Productions honors women playwrights of the Harlem Renaissance with readings of four one-act, anti-lynching plays written between 1916 and 1934: Mary Burrill’s “Aftermath,” Corrie Crandall Howell’s “The Forfeit,” Georgia Douglas Johnson’s “Blue-Eyed Black Boy” and “Safe.” Tickets $10: (503) 239-5919 or www.trianglepro.org. The Sanctuary @ Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEE A FILM

SEE ‘DROP DEAD GORGEOUS’
June 15. 9:30 p.m. View the horror flick “Drop Dead Gorgeous” about a Minnesota teenage beauty pageant and the killer intent on taking out the competition. Cast includes Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunce, Ellen Barkin and Allison Janney. Tickets $15. (503) 281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MARY PICKFORD SILENT FILM WITH LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT
June 24. 2:00 p.m. ‘Pollyanna’ presented by Columbia River Theatre Organ Society and the Hollywood Theatre1920’s Pollyanna was ‘America’s Sweetheart’ Mary Pickford’s first motion picture for United Artists. When Pollyanna is orphaned, she is sent to live with her crotchety Aunt Polly and discovers many people in her aunt’s New England home town are just as ill-tempered as her aunt. But Pollyanna’s incurable optimism brings a change to the staid old community. The film will be accompanied by organist Dean Lemire on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ. Tickets $12. (Seniors $10.) Information: 503-281-1142 or www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FOR BOOK LOVERS

RARE BOOKS IN FAIR
June 16. 2-8 p.m. June 17. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 11th annual Rose City Book & Paper Fair features used, rare and antiquarian books from about 55 dealers. First edition books by famous authors, unusual manuscripts and letters by historical figures, vintage children’s books, rare regional histories, presidential and other political signatures, and more. $3 admission. www.cascadebooksellers.com/rose-city-used-book-fair/. DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

PACK UP THE BOOKS
June 24. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Montavilla United Methodist Women’s book sale features several hundred books. Pack books in one brown grocery bag for $5. In church parking lot, 232 S.E. 80th Ave.

FOR FITNESS

YOGA FOR ALL LEVELS
June 3. 8 a.m. Continues Saturdays in June. Certified yoga instructor Mary Wagstaff leads dynamic yoga-inspired moves mixed with body weight interval exercises. Modifications offered for all levels. Fee: $10 each session. Information: moc.l1516474439uosde1516474439ifago1516474439y@yra1516474439M1516474439. Roseway Yoga Studio, 6529 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN TAI CHI
June 6. 6-7 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Learn Tai Chi in a relaxed, focused class with Dr. Arn Strasser. $15 single session or $60 for six. Information: 503-287-2800 or moc.r1516474439otcar1516474439porih1516474439cxdp@1516474439ofni1516474439. Irvington Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.

MOVE TO MUSIC
June 8. 10-11 a.m. Continues Thursdays. Gentle fitness moves are made to music. Free. Information: 503-281-4839 or moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439alieh1516474439s.ecn1516474439ahcal1516474439. Take downstairs ramp under office at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

TECHNOLOGY HELP

GAIN CYBERSECURITY
June 3. 2-4 p.m. Learn about the basics of cybersecurity and staying safe online. Designed for beginners. Bring your own laptop or mobile device or use a library computer. Free. Registration required: multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

EXPLORE SPREADSHEETS
June 6. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel 2007 and other products. Designed for beginners or those who used older Excel versions. Class members must be comfortable with using a keyboard and mouse. Free. Registration required at www.multcolib.org, or 503-988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN PHONE BASICS
June 6. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn Android smartphone basics for the beginner, including library apps for free e-books, streaming audiobooks, music and moving. Bring questions, your library card information and fully charged Android smartphone. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

WRITE GAME CODE
June 10. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn programming basics by writing code for a game. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

FOR SENIORS

SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS
June 2 and 16. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. A family caregivers’ support group invites partners, family members and other caregivers of older adults to discuss challenges and rewards of caring for a loved one. Registered nurse and trained facilitator is leader. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN AID
June 5. 10-11 a.m. A support group for grandparents and other relatives parenting children they didn’t expect to have at this stage of their lives. Share ideas for dealing with the changes, stress and fulfillment of raising the children. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

IMPROVE BALANCE
June 5 and 7. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” is a program developed by Oregon Research Institute researchers who say the program may improve balance and reduce chances of falling. $1 donation appreciated. Information: 503-288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

AVOID PHONE SCAMS
June 6. 1 p.m. Hear the Multnomah County Senior Medicare Patrol discuss how to avoid the latest telephone scams, understand an explanation of benefits, keep your information safe and report any problems or mistakes. Also learn about the new Medicare cards to be sent in 2018. Free. Registration suggested: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SEE ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ FILM
June 9. 1 p.m. View “Hidden Figures,” about a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. $1 donation suggested. Order pizza lunch with salad and soft drink for $2 at 9:30 a.m. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘LA LA LAND’
June 9. 1 p.m. View “La La Land,” winner of six Academy Awards. Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggle to make ends meet in Los Angeles. Free. (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

SUPPORT IN GRIEF
June 13. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Grief may be a common experience later in life and healing takes as long as it takes, experts say. In this support group, learn from others and yourself how to find your unique path through grief. Free. Registration: Shelley Gillespie, 503-953-1100, ext. 104. Bridge Medows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

SUPPORT GROUPS

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS
June 14. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. June 25. 2-4 p.m. Continues fourth Sunday of the month. Alzheimer’s Caregivers and family members’ support groups. Share ideas for coping and caring. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

RIDE TO ART EXHIBIT
June 22. 9:15 a.m. The “Riders’ Club” views a diverse collection of art interpreting Dragon Boat racing: “Fire on the Water.” Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Take a Tri-Met bus with a free ticket to view the art. Meet first at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SAFEGUARD ASSETS
June 27. 1-2:30 p.m. In Oregon, a will may not be enough. Gain practical advice on how to safeguard assets and health care wishes during and after your lifetime. Attorney Richard Schneider gives information about wills, living trusts and health care documents. Learn about guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney and how to avoid probate. Free. Registration required: 503-283-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

KEEP BRAIN HEALTHY
June 28. 1-2:30 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Association presents a workshop, “Healthier Living for Your Brain & Body.” Science is able to give insights into how to optimize physical and cognitive health as we age. Make a plan for healthy aging with diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Free. Register with the Alzheimer’s Association: (800) 272-3900. Meet at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

IN GENERAL

CULLY TREE WALK SLATED
June 3. 1-3 p.m. Bruce Nelson and the Cully Tree Team will host a walk, mostly along Northeast Going Street, to highlight the benefits of trees and suggest tree species that residents may consider planting. Free. Information and registration: 503-201-3133 or vog.n1516474439ogero1516474439dnalt1516474439rop@l1516474439ledro1516474439W.nos1516474439aM1516474439. Meet at the Rigler School flag pole, 5400 N.E. Prescott St.

PRACTICE LANGUAGES
June 3. 4-5:30 p.m. Continues Saturdays. Intercambio/language exchange: Practice English part of the time and Spanish part of the time to help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Free. 503-988-5123, Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DEAL WITH STRESS
June 7. 7-9 p.m. Free orientation to Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, for dealing with challenges of stress, pain or illness. Classes begin June 28. Register for orientation: mindbodymindfuness.com or moc.s1516474439senlu1516474439fdnim1516474439ydobd1516474439nim@o1516474439fni1516474439 or call 503-890-8965. Upstairs yoga studio at Whole Foods Market, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave.

DONATE BLOOD
June 10. 10 a.m. to3 p.m. Visit the Red Cross bloodmobile. Free. Information: 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

AGE WITHIN ‘VILLAGE’
June 10. 1:30-3 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, which is neighbors helping neighbors age at home. Join as a member, a volunteer or both. Free. Outreach chair Jane Braunger, moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439regnu1516474439arben1516474439aj1516474439. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

NORSE SERVE PANCAKES
June 11. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Viking breakfast features pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, lingonberries and other fruits, served with Norwegian charm. Adults $7, children ages 5-12 $4, children under 5 free. Free parking. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH
June 19. 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought Texans the news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were free. The observance with words and music is outside, on the lawn. Free. 503-988-5123. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

BECOME U.S. CITIZEN
June 25-July 30. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Learn about the process of becoming a citizen in six classes. Study U.S. history and government for the citizenship examination and prepare for the interview. Taught in English by library volunteers. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or 503-988-5123 or Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

SOLAR POWER BASICS
June 27. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how solar power works in Oregon, available technologies and how it fits into your overall energy use. Assess your site for solar, learn about financial incentives and tax credits, and learn about ownership, leasing and power purchase. Free. Registration required at www.multcolib.org, online 503-988-5123 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

CARING FOR BEES
June 27. 7 p.m. Tom McCarty of Volcano Garden Art will discuss “Taking Care of Bees” with the Metropolitan Garden Club. Free. moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439xdpbu1516474439lcned1516474439rag1516474439 or www.gardenclubpdx.com. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda or Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. – Janet Goetze

May 2017

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar. Want to go further back in time? 2015 events are archived here and 2014 events are archived here.

The Imani Milele Children’s Choir, a voice for Ugandan orphaned and vulnerable children, will present music, dance and drum routines at the North Portland library on May. 4.

FOR FAMILIES KIDS AND TEENS

YOUTH BASKETBALL CLASSES
May 1-22. Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. for ages 5-6 and 4:50-5:50 p.m. for ages 7-9. Learn basketball FUNdamentals. NECC members $27 and non-members $36. Scholarships available. 503-284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

CHILL AT THE LIBRARY
May 5. 3-4:15 p.m. Continues Fridays. In Homago, middle school students can hang out together over games, crafts, quizzes and more or discuss favorite books, movies, anime, manga and video games. Free. 503-998-5123. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

READ ‘RODZILLA’
May 5. 4:30 p.m. Author and illustrator Dan Santat will celebrate Children’s Book Week by presenting a new picture book, “Rodzilla,” from writer Rob Sanders and Santat, winner of a Caldecott Medal for a previous children’s picture book. In the new book, Rodzilla is on the loose. Is he a monster, or just a typical toddler? Free reading. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

SHORTAGE OF TACOS?
May 8. 4:30 p.m. Author Adam Rubins shares his new picture book, “Dragons Love Tacos 2: the Sequel.” What happens when the world runs out of tacos? Can dragons travel back in time, to a time before tacos went extinct? Free reading. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

MOUSE SEEKS QUIET
May 12. 4:30 p.m. Illustrator and author Ryan T. Higgins reads from his new book, “Be Quiet,” about Rupert the mouse’s desire to star in a beautiful, wordless picture book. He has ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just won’t stop talking. Free reading. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

VANPORT AS MUSICAL
May 21. 2-2:45 p.m. “Vanport the Musical” tells the story of men, women and children who arrived in the Portland area during World War II when defense jobs helped many seek the American Dream. For the influx, Vanport was housing hastily built in a flood plain between Vancouver and Portland. After the war, some went back to their hometowns but others stayed until the Columbia River flooded, wiping out Vanport in 1948. The production is suitable for the whole family. Free. 503-988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAR MUSIC

HEAR ALT-ROCK
May 3. 6 p.m. Saint Blasphemer plays rock and alternative rock. Band members include John Castellon on guitar, Steve Ybarra on drums, Thomas Monroe on vocals and Steve Shell on bass guitar. Free. 503-231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

ORPHANS TO SING
May. 4. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Hear the Imani Milele Children’s Choir, a voice for Ugandan orphaned and vulnerable children with the hope of a brighter future through education. They present music, dance and well crafted drum routines. Free. 503-988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

SING IN SHAPENOTES
May 6 and 7. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portland Sacred Harp invites all who love to sing to join in shapenote singing, a 200-year-old American folk tradition of a capella, four-part harmony. No experience needed. A free potluck dinner served at noon. The Little Church, 5138 N.E. 23rd Ave.

WRITER SINGS COUNTRY
May 7. 3 p.m. Nashville singer/songwriter Brent Cobb performs country/folk music . Free. 503-231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

FIND HOPE IN ARTS
May 7. 4-5 p.m. “Art is Calling for Me,” a lighthearted conversation about hope and the arts, including American art songs, musical theater classics, spirituals and more, with sopranos Amanda Habner and Ivy Zhou, 2016 graduates of Westminster College. Sadie Hoyt is accompanist. Free. Register: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

BACH CHOIR TO SING
May 14. 2 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir of Portland presents a Mother’s Day concert of music composed by women. These include Isabella Leonarda’s “Magnificat” and work by American composer Alice Parker. Another feature is J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 4, “Christ lag in Todesbanden,” and shorter works by Telemann and Frederick the Great. Free-will offering. Information: 503-702-1973. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

EAST COUNTY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT
May 21. 3 p.m. The East County Community Orchestra will present its Spring Concert: Dancing Through Our Memories, directed by Dr. Roger G. Nickerson. Among the pieces the audience will hear are medleys of from the works of George Gershwin, Lerner and Loewe, and Artie Shaw. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Free, but donations are welcome. Director and musicians available for meet-and-greet over free coffee and cookies at intermission. Horner Performing Arts Center at David Douglas High School, 1400 S.E. 130th Ave.

FOR BOOK LOVERS

HEAR REALIST’S UTOPIA
May 2. 7 p.m. Rutger Bregman, a member of the Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30 Europe Class of 2017,” reads from his new book, “Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World.” Bregman explores three core ideas behind what he sees as a revolutionary but achievable utopia: universal basic income, a 15-hour work week, and open borders. Free reading. 503-284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

EXPLORE BOOKBINDING
May 6. 4-6 p.m. Margaret E. Davis, a bookbinder and journalist, shares the lessons and adventure from her time in China, studying bookbinding where it was invented. She also signs her book, “China Under the Covers: A Binder’s Journey to the Roots of Books,” and exhibits models of historic bindings dating back hundreds of years. 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 N.E. 23rd Ave.

HOW TO END HUNGER
May 24. 6:30-8 p.m. Author Andy Fisher presents a talk and slide show about his book, “Big Hunger.” He suggests that connections between “big food” and anti-hunger groups have diminished our collective ability to end hunger while damaging the dignity and health of low-income Americans. He identifies innovative, community-based models. Free. 503-988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

AT THE THEATER

GUILD TO READ PLAY
May 2. 10:30 a.m. The Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s First Tuesday Readers Theatre presents “The Last Five Years,” by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Adair Chappell. Two New Yorkers in their 20s fall in and out of love over five years. He tells the story from the beginning; she tells her story backwards. Tickets at door $10 with coffee, tea and refreshments. The Sanctuary at Triangle Productions, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

‘MEDEA’ TILTS IN ABYSS
May 4. 7 p.m. Continues Thursdays. 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday until May 20. “Medea,” a version of Euripides’ play by Ben Power, performed on a tilting stage: a deck suspended in a black void three feet off the stage floor that tips and sways in an abyss, matching the physical and emotional intensity of the play. Tickets: $19 to $39. TicketsWest ticketswest.com or 503-224-8499 or Imago 503-231-9581. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

U.S.-CUBA ANGST IN PLAY
May 4. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Until May 27. World premiere of “Oye Oya,” a musical by Rebecca Martinez, music by Rodolfo Ortega, directed by Estefania Fadul. The father of a young woman has been trying to get her out of Cuba. She is caught between his plan and her own ambivalence about what she really wants. She meets Javier, a Cuban-American shipwrecked on the island. What happens when they come together? How does a society let go of the past to clear a path toward a new future? Tickets $25 to $32. Senior, student, veteran prices available. 503-236-7253. Milagro.org. Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.

CIRCUS, MUSIC FOR MOM
May 13. 7 p.m. May 14 at 1 p.m. Wanderlust Circus and 3 Leg Torso present “Memories of Mom,” a Mother’s Day comic spectacular in which impresario William Batty tells the tale of his days as a plucky youth in the Victorian slums, eking out a living with his ailing actress mother and a band of child adventurers. The story threads its way through acrobatics, aerial dance, juggling and more, with toe-tapping rhythms from violin, accordion, bass and percussion. Tickets $20-$40. Albertarosetheatre.com. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

COMPUTER HELP

WORK SOFTWARE TOOLS
May 2, 9 and 16. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn the basics of software tools to use at work, such as word processing with Microsoft Word or Google Docs; spreadsheet tools such as Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets; and presentation tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides. Get a Google or Gmail account before class. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN COMPUTER BASICS
May 5, 12 and 19. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Learn the basics of working on a computer. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or North Portland library, 512 N. Killlingsworth St.

BLOG YOUR IDEAS
May 13. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn blogging with WordPress. Share information, ideas, projects or start a business using blogging. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

FOR SENIORS

AID FOR E-DEVICES
May 4. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Continues Thursdays to May 25. Two Grant High School seniors host an electronics clinic to assist people one-on-one with smart phones, laptop computers, tablets and social media. Bring charged device with password. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

END OF LIFE IN ART
May 7. 3 p.m. A performance, ”A Finished Heart: A Love Story,” is about caregiving, end of life and loss told in story, poetry and music. In the journey, Eliott Cherry cares for his husband of 16 years, Chris Chenard, who is dying of pancreatic cancer. Free. Register: 503-288-8303. Abbey Arts, 7600 N. Hereford Ave.

TALK ABOUT DEMENTIA
May 10. 10-11 a.m. When someone shows signs of dementia, learn how to have a productive conversation in an Alzheimer’s Association workshop. Free. Register: (800) 272-3900. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

CARE FOR CAREGIVERS
May 10 or May 28. 1-3 p.m. Alzheimer’s caregivers’ support groups share ideas for coping and caring. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month and the fourth Sunday, a new time. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center. 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT VILLAGE
May 13. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX in which neighbors help neighbors to age in their own homes. Free. (503) 528-9768. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

VIEW ‘LION’ MOVIE
May 12. 1 p.m. View Oscar-nominated film, “Lion,” about a 5-year-old boy lost on the streets of Calcutta. He eventually is adopted by an Australian couple, but 25 years later goes in search of his lost family. $1 suggested donation. Film shown with subtitles 1 p.m. May 19. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FILM DEPICTS ‘JACKIE’
May 12. 1 p.m. View film “Jackie,” about First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband’s assassination and her fight through grief to console her children and define his legacy. Free. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St. The film shows at 1 p.m. May 26 for $1 suggested donation (information: 503-288-8303) at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

BLENDER MAKES MEALS
May 12. 2-4 p.m. Continues Fridays to May 26. Learn a variety of recipes using a simple blender, including a smoothie, warm soup and sugar-free desserts. Recipes are gluten-free and vegan. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

‘RIDERS’ TO VIEW ART
May 18. 9:15 a.m. The “Riders’ Club” enjoys art and conversation at the Portland Art Museum, with free bus fare for at least three people from the senior center. Register: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HELP FOR RETIREMENT
May 23. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about recent changes in Social Security laws and learn about strategies that could help build a comfortable retirement. Free. Registration required: 503) 988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

IN GENERAL

FOCUS WITH TAI CHI
May 2. 6 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Dr. Arn Strasser teaches an ongoing relaxed, focused Tai Chi class. Beginners welcome. $15 single class, $60 for six sessions. Information: 503-287-2800 or visit pdxchiropractor.com Irvington Club, 2131 N.E. Thompson St.

AID FOR DISTRESS
May 2. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. The non-profit Recovery International is a training system to help identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to emotional distress and related physical symptoms. Free-will offering. 503-810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

EXPLORE MEDITATION
May 2 and 16. 7:15-9 p.m. Explore meditation and the fundamentals of Buddhist practice through the Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings. Free. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

TAKE OFF POUNDS
May 3. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Continues Wednesdays. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) welcomes new members and guests. Information: 503-459-6006. Basement at Stone Tower Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3125 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DEAL WITH STRESS
May 3. 7-9 p.m. Learn “Mindfulness Meditation” to deal with stress, pain, illness and other life issues. Suggested donation $15. moc.s1516474439senlu1516474439fdnim1516474439ydobd1516474439nim@y1516474439cnan1516474439. www.mindbodymindfulness.com. Whole Foods yoga studio, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave.

NEIGHBORS CLEAN UP
May 6. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rose City Park and Hollywood Neighborhood Associations’ annual spring cleanup and yard sale accepts furniture, mattresses, glass, hard plastic, electronics, rubber, corded appliances, computers, carpet, tires and scrap metal. No yard debris, construction waste, light bulbs, nor hazardous materials. Item information and fees: www.rcpna.org. Fees include $10 per car to $35+ for truck with trailer, $3 each electronic item, $35 each fridge/AC unit. Questions: Stephen Effros (971) 227-1427. Parking lot of St. Rose Catholic Church, Northeast 54th Avenue and Stanton Street.

LEARN TO GARDEN
May 6. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn tips and tricks for beginning vegetable gardening with Master Gardener Athena McElrath. Information includes bed and soil preparation, tried and true seed lists and planting a variety of favorite vegetables. Free. 503-988-5123. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

FIND A FURRY PET
May 6. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Oregon Humane Society brings adoptable animals. Furever Pets, 1902 N.E. Broadway.

LEARN ABOUT DEBT
May 7. 1-2 p.m. Lawyers Tim L. Eblen, Michelle K. Freed and James Tschudy will discuss debt, credit and the law. They highlight strategies for addressing debt obligations effectively, how those obligations are reported to credit bureaus, and what rights and remedies are available under the law. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or North Portland library, 512 N. Killlingsworth St.

PLAN A RAIN GARDEN
May 7. 1-5 p.m. Learn how to plan, design and build a rain garden – a sunken garden bed that captures stormwater, allowing it to soak naturally into the ground. Led by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Free. Information: 503-222-7645. Registration: www.emswcd.org/workshops. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave.

ROSEWAY NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP
May 13. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Roseway Neighborhood Association accepting yard debris, bulky waste, metal, bulky-rigid plastics, electronics, reusable household goods. Suggested donations of $10 per car and $15-$20 per truck. Garage sale section included. No construction waste, paint or other hazardous waste. Volunteers desired for three shifts. Information: www.roseway.org or moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439reetn1516474439ulovy1516474439aweso1516474439r1516474439. Glenhaven Park, N.E. Siskiyou St. at 82nd Ave.

MAKE SOAP AT HOME
May 14. 2-3:30 p.m. Learn how to make soap safely at home with all natural ingredients. Includes processes for coloring and adding fragrance to soap. Leave with written procedures, recipes and soap. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

HOW SOLAR WORKS
May 16. 6-7:30 p.m. An introduction to solar power provides information about how solar works in Oregon’s climate; available solar technologies and how they fit into your overall energy use; assessing a site for solar; financial incentives and tax credits that may cover up to 80 percent of the cost; ownership, leasing, power purchase and financing options. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

MAINTAIN LAURELHURST
May 10 or May 27. 9 a.m. to noon. Friends of Laurelhurst Park welcome volunteers to help maintain the historic park on the second Wednesday of the month through October plus a new Saturday time. Dress for the weather and bring gloves and hand pruners if desired. Information: Barry Kast 503-477-7469. Meet at the park’s north entrance on Ankeny Street, by the Park Bureau building.

THINK & DRINK ON POVERTY, DISPLACEMENT, AND INEQUALITY
May 17. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Oregon Humanities concludes with a conversation about creative approaches to combating poverty, displacement, and inequality in Portland with John W. Haines of Mercy Corps and Alan Hipolito of Verde. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $7.50 for general admission or $10 for preferred seating, are available at albertarosetheatre.com. The event will also be streamed live at oregonhumanities.org. Snacks and conversation will follow the program. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

NORWAY FEST PLANNED
May 17. 4 p.m. Sons of Norway Grieg Lodge celebrates “Syttende Mai,” commemorating May 17, 1814, when Norway signed the second oldest written constitution in the world, proclaiming independence and freedom. Socialize in the Oslo Lounge, enjoy ethnic food for sale in the dining room, hear the da Vinci Arts Middle School Band at 5 p.m., a cultural program in the Grand Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. including the Scandinavian Chorus, other musicians, speakers and a Bunad parade. www.norsehall.org. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. Couch St.

GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING TRAINING FOR NONPROFITS
May 18. Willamette Valley Development Organization hosts two half-day conferences with presenter Veronica Garcia. Attendees will learn grassroots focused development planning, how to navigate the politics of asking for money, and the art of organizing and fundraising at the same time. Program is focused on grassroots organizations with smaller budgets, limited staff and individuals from social justice and community-based organizations. Event will be held in the morning at Q Center in North Portland, and in the afternoon at Muslim Educational Trust in Tigard. WVDO members $100, non-members $195. Register at wvdo.site-ym.com.

LEADERS TO CONVERSE
May 18. 7 p.m. Jo Ann (Bowman) Hardesty, a former legislator and current president of the NAACP Portland Chapter, will join “Conversations About Leadership” with Bill Farver, board chairman of NE Community Center. 503-284-9252. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

GRANT PARK NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP
May 20. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Grant Park Church will host  annual Grant Park Neighborhood Clean-Up in parking lot. Opportunity for neighbors to get rid of unwanted items in homes, yards and garages; to recycle items properly; and to give unwanted, usable items away to their neighbors for free. There will also be a food drive of canned and dry goods benefitting the William Temple House in Portland. 503-288-2878. www.grantparkchurch.com/events. 2728 N.E. 34th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT IRVINGTON’S URBAN FOREST
May 20. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Join Portland historian Dave Hedberg and the Irvington Tree Team to learn about trees in community and how history has shaped urban forest. Using trees as historical anchors, explore history of Irvington and how trees are inextricably intertwined with neighborhood. Information: vog.n1516474439ogero1516474439dnalt1516474439rop@l1516474439ledro1516474439w.nos1516474439am1516474439. Holladay Park Church of God, Fellowship Hall, 2120 N.E. Tillamook St.

TALK ABOUT DEMENTIA
May 24. 1-2 p.m. A “Dementia Conversations” class helps family members learn how to set the stage for meaningful conversations about dementia when someone is showing its signs. Facilitated by an Alzheimer’s Association associate. Free. Registration: (800) 272-3900. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CHURCH SETS SALE
June 2. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fremont United Methodist Church’s annual basement sale includes furniture, kitchen items, tools, toys, books and collectibles. Proceeds support the church’s programs including support for NE Emergency Food Program, NE Back Pack School Lunch Program and the Community of Hope. 503-284-2802. Fremont United Methodist Church, 2620 N.E. Fremont St.

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. – Janet Goetze

April 2017

In addition to electronics and appliances, the Madeleine Parish Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event will accept block styrofoam, household batteries and household fluorescent lights. (John Robinson)

HEAR MUSIC

SUPPORT SIREN NATION
April 15. 8 p.m. The 11th annual “Lady Sings the Blues” tribute to singer/songwriter Billie Holiday, featuring a dozen musicians. A benefit for the nonprofit Siren Nation, a volunteer arts organization. www.sirennation.org. Tickets $15. www.albertarosetheatre.com/calendar.html. Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

BLUES JAM FOR HEALTHCARE
April 22. 5:30 p.m. to midnight. The sixth annual Inner City Blues Festival features the Norman Sylvester Band, the Obo Addy Legacy Project “Okropong,” Mary Flower and many more, with MCs Paul Knauls, Renee Mitchell and Ken Boddie. Silent auction and food for purchase. A benefit for Health Care for All Oregon, an advocacy organization seeking an equitable, publicly funded health care system. Tickets $20 in advance at www.tickettomato.com or Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.; Geneva’s Shear Perfection, 5601 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Musician’s Union Hall, 325 N.E. 20th Ave. $25 at door. Eagle’s Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter Ave.

GET UP CLOSE WITH CLASICAL MUSIC
April 29, 1 p.m. and May 3, 7:30 p.m. Oregon Symphony presents two free concerts in Hollywood District as part of “Classical Up Close.” April 29 “Blitz” concert at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. ,short 45-minute to hour long concert, with time planned for questions and answers and May 3 at Rose City Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave., concert features works by Bach and Tchaikovsky. www.classicalupclose.org

KIDS TEENS FAMILIES

EASTER EVENTS AT TRINITY LUTHERAN IN CULLY
April 13. 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday services • April 14. 7:00 p.m. Good Friday services • April 15. 10:00 a.m. Cully Albertsons and Trinity Lutheran Church and School Easter Egg Hunt  (Please arrive 15 minutes early) • April 16. 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship services and Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt, Praise Worship services, 11:00 a.m, and Spanish Language services, 5:00 p.m. 503-288-6403. www.trinitylutheranportland.org. Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.

‘ORPHANS’ ON STAGE
April 14. 7 p.m. The Young Professionals Company of Oregon Children’s Theatre performs “Orphans,” about siblings Phillip, who is sensitive and reclusive, and Treat, a violent pickpocket. Recommended age 13 and up. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. through April 30. Tickets $10 in advance: www.octc.org/orphans; $12 at the door. Young Professionals Studio Theater, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN SUSTAINABILITY
April 22. 1 p.m. Author Kyle Hart reads from “The Goatee that Lived Sustainably.” A craft activity will follow the reading. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

EARTH DAY RECYCLYING EVENT
April 23. 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Madeleine Parish and School Care for Creation Committee, partnering with Alameda Elementary School’s Green Team and Green Century Electronic Recycling, host Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event. Team of volunteers will responsibly dispose of computers and electronic items. Other items that will be accepted include block Styrofoam, household batteries and household fluorescent lights. Free, but donations encouraged. Madeleine Church, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave.

STORY TIME WITH FOOD
April 29. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Share farming and nutrition knowledge in a program titled “Black Story Time with Food.” Read picture books and participate in a garden activity. A nutrition educator will have information on a food program. The first 20 families will take home a starter kit. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

STORY TIME WITH LLAMAS
April 29. 11 a.m. A story time with therapy llamas, Rojo and Napoleo, and their owner, Shannon Joy, who introduces a new book, “Rojo: Where is My Hair?” Free. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

BUGS CONTROL PESTS
April 29. 1-3:30 p.m. Ages 13 and older can get acquainted with predators that provide free pest control, discover plant types and learn management practices to attract beneficial insects. Free. Register online at www.emswcd.org. Contact the Northeast Community Center for information: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E.38th Ave.

FOR LITERATURE LOVERS

VIEW ATOMIC EFFECTS
April 3. 6 p.m. Hear Julie Salverson discuss her book, “Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir,” about those who were a part of Japan’s atomic devastation, knowingly or unknowingly, with an examination of guilt and innocence, trauma and recovery. Free. Information: ude.d1516474439naltr1516474439op-uc1516474439@hcru1516474439hcl1516474439 or (503) 493-6370. George R. White Library & Learning Center, Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

HEAR YOUNG POETS
April 6. 7 p.m. The seventh annual Grant Poetry Slam showcases young poets. Two winners will go on to compete in Verselandia, the all-city event scheduled for April 27 at the Schnitz. Information: Librarian Paige Battle ten.s1516474439pp@el1516474439ttabp1516474439. Grant High School, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave.

VILLAINS? ONLY HUMAN?
April 11. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Explore through sight and sound the “bad guys” of Shakespeare: Iago in “Othello,” Lady Macbeth, Don John in “Much Ado About Nothing,” and others as part of National Poetry Month and the bard’s birthday month. But are these complex characters pure villains or are they motivated by what motivates all human beings? Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

TRAVELER TO SPEAK
April 13. 7 p.m. Kim Dinan, author of “The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World,” will read from her book. Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

READ ABOUT VILLAGE
April 18. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss with other readers “Nine Hills to Nambonkaha:Two Years in the Heart of an African Village,” by Sarah Erdman. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

WRITERS IN DIALOGUE
April 20. 7 p.m. Melissa Madenski , poet and short story writer, and Christine Colasurdo, a poet and nonfiction writer, will join the Comma reading series, scheduled the third Thursday of most months, with poet Kirsten Rian. Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

DISCUSS ‘EVICTED’
April 23. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Discuss “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond, Multnomah County’s “Everybody Reads” selection. Arranged by the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty. Free. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

HEAR POETRY, HIP-HOP
April 25. 6:30-8 p.m. “Spiritrials: An Evening with Dahlak Brathwaite” features the Def Poetry Jam alumnus in an evening of conversation, poetry and a mini-slam workshop. For teens and adults, Dahlak previews his hip-hop theater meditation on drug policy, racial profiling and human imperfection. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

VIEW ART

CERAMICS ON DISPLAY
April 1. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues to April 25. Ceramic artist Anne Goodrich shows organic forms with subtle colors. Gail Owen, inspired by William Morris’ wallpaper designs, specializes in linoleum reduction relief prints. Zebith Thalden uses mixed media to explore the world of insects, real and invented. Free. 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.

TECHNICAL HELP

GET TECH HELP
April 3. 1-5 p.m. Lab assistants help with computer skills: 1-5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 1:30-430 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HELP IN SPANISH
April 3. 6-7 p.m. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a tech helper who will answer questions, in English or Spanish, about mobile devices, websites, downloading e-readers, getting started with technology and more. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

AID IN VIETNAMESE
April 5. 4-5:30 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. Library volunteers provide one-on-one assistance in Vietnamese for basic computer functions, such as setting up e-mails and filling out online forms and applications. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT GOOGLE
April 12. 3:45-5:45 p.m. Learn about Google photos, advanced Gmail features and Google calendars and tasks. Get a Google or Gmail account to participate. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

MEET ‘THE CLOUD’
April 14. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. What does it mean when you hear about “the cloud”? Learn what you can do in the cloud, the benefits of using the cloud and how to start using the cloud. Internet use is required. Free. Registration is required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killlingsworth St.

LEARN TO BLOG
April 22. 3-5 p.m. Learn blogging with WordPress to share information, projects and ideas, and to start an online business. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

BUILD A WEBSITE
April 25. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to build a basic website using the Google Sites application. Get a Google or Gmail account before class. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

SEE A FILM

SEE 70mm FILMS
April 9-11. See three films, “Ghostbusters,” “Tron” and “Interstellar” in 70mm. “Tron,” about a computer hacker abducted into a digital world, plays 7 p.m. April 7 and 9 p.m. April 8. “Interstellar,” with a team of explorers trying to ensure humanity’s survival, plays 1 p.m. April 8 and 6 p.m. April 9. “Ghostbusters,” with parapsychology professors offering ghost removal services, plays 9:30 p.m. April 7 and 6 p.m. April 8. Tickets $12 each. (503) 281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

VIEW ‘EL NORTE’
April 13. 7:30 p.m. View “El Norte,” in the Ollin social justice series. Two indigenous youth travel to the U.S. to escape Guatemala’s brutal civil war. Based on director Gregory Nava’s memories of growing up in San Diego and seeing the ethnic and political persecution of marginalized communities. Tickets $9 general, $7 seniors/students. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Holllywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

AWARD-WINNING SILENT FILM WITH LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT
April 22. 2:00 p.m. Pipe Organ Pictures presented by Columbia River Theatre Organ Society and the Hollywood Theatre. In 1928, Seventh Heaven, winner of three academy awards, was the first film to play at the Hollywood Theatre with soundtrack printed on the film. In Paris, in the early years of the twentieth century, a street cleaner saves a young woman’s life, and the pair slowly fall in love until war intervenes. The N.Y. Evening Telegram described the film as “the eighth wonder of the movie world… inspiring from start to finish. If you don’t see it you’ve seen nothing in the moving picture line.” The film will be accompanied by organist Dean Lemire on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ. Tickets $12. Information: 503-281-1142 or www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

BIKE FILMS SET
May 5-7. Times vary. Filmed by Bike Festival includes 80 films, including documentaries, animation, dramas and comedies, from 74 filmmakers and 18 countries. Tickets: $11 per show, $60 for festival pass to screenings and events. Schedule and ticket orders: FilmedByBike.org or at Hollywood Theatre box office on opening night, if space available. Information: (971) 221-7228. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

GET FIT

MEET CHIROPRACTOR
April 3. 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about chiropractic care with Dr. Craig Walker, including philosophy behind chiropractic and fundamentals of Network Spinal Analysis. Free. Registration required: (503) 201-9098. Walker Family Chiropractic, 1829 N.E. Alberta St.

MOVE TO MUSIC
April 6. 10-11 a.m. Continues Thursdays. Gain fitness with gentle movements to music. Drop-ins welcome. Free. (503) 281-4839 or moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439alieh1516474439s.ecn1516474439ahcal1516474439. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave. off Sandy Boulevard.

IN GENERAL

STUDY LOCAL TREES
April 1. 9-11 a.m. Join Portland historian Dave Hedberg and the Humboldt Tree Team to hear how history has shaped the urban forest and which trees are historical anchors in the Humboldt neighborhood. Dress for the weather and a brief walk. Free. Information: Mason Wordell (503) 201-3133. www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/trees. Meet at UNITE Oregon, 700 N. Killingsworth St.

COPE WITH STRESS
April 4. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A depression and anxiety support group uses the Recovery International nonprofit cognitive behavioral training system that helps people cope with symptoms of nervous imbalance, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues. Information: (503) 810-2788 or www.recoveryinternatioal.org or blog site www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

PLAN YOUR WEDDING WITH FREMONT GROUP
April 6. 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Get help and have fun with Fremont Street Wedding Collective. Nine businesses in one district to help make your special day just right. Experience beauty of make-up, receive a personalized hand-lettered planner, enjoy appetizers, champagne cocktails and treats while mingling with the wedding collective experts. Limited to the first 20 RSVPs. Call 503-238-5777 or email moc.x1516474439dpmaj1516474439repap1516474439@sela1516474439s1516474439. Paperjam Press, 4730 N.E. Fremont Street.

SEE EASTER CRAFTS
April 7-9 and 14-15. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual Rose City Park Easter House show and sale features Ukrainian eggs, novelty boxes, Easter cards, soy candles and other crafts. Bring a camera or phone to pose for a picture “inside” the 6-foot panorama egg. (503) 740-5245. 1906 N.E. 56th Ave., at Hancock Street.

HEAR ABOUT TREES
April 8. 9-11 a.m. Join Julie Fukuda of the city’s Urban Forestry section and the Rose City Park Tree Team for a walk highlighting the benefits and beauty of trees and some of the local history. Free. Dress for the weather with rain/sun hat. Bring a water bottle; coffee and snacks provided. Starting site to be determined. Information: Mason Wordell (503) 201-3133.

LEARN ABOUT VILLAGE
April 8. 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX in which neighbors help neighbors to age in their own homes. Free. (503) 528-9768. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

GET SEISMIC RETROFIT
April 8. 3-5 p.m. Learn the basics of how to install a seismic retrofit. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5123 or Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

VIKINGS TO CELEBRATE
April 9. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grieg Lodge #2-15, Sons of Norway, celebrates its 106th birthday at a special breakfast to raise funds for the Grieg Lodge Scholarship Fund. Scholarship awards at 11 a.m. Raffle tickets sold during the breakfast. A Viking pancake breakfast is served as well as asparagus strata, riskrem, and blotkake or Norwegian birthday cake. Order advance tickets, $10, with Kathy Gasperson, (503) 235-3645. Tickets at door $12. Children ages 5-12 $5; under 5 free. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

TRAIN ACTIVE DOG
April 9. 4-5:30 p.m. In the “Reactive Rover” class, learn how to help the leash-reactive dog through positive training and management techniques that can improve walks. Free. (503) 285-7722. www.oregonhumane.org. Oregon Humane Society, Manners Hall, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

CELEBRATE PASSOVER
April. 10. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Celebrate Passover at an interactive, family style seder with traditional foods and a gourmet dinner. RSVP by April 5. $36 adults, $15 children. www.JewishNortheast.com/Seder. Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 2858 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

EXPLORE KERNS TREES
April 11. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Portland historian Dave Hedberg and the Kerns Tree team to explore the history of the Kerns neighborhood, using trees as historical anchors. Free. Information: Mason Wordell (503) 201-3133. Meet at The Zipper, 2705 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN TO GROW LOW-MAINTENANCE VEGETABLES
Wednesday April 12. 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Learn organic approaches to pest control and how to have a weed-free, no-till garden you can eat. Presenter Pete Widin is an ecological landscape designer at Blossom. Free. Call to register at 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MOVE BEYOND WILLS
April 17. 6:30-8 p.m. A will is not enough in Oregon, says attorney and author Richard Schneider, who outlines the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

GAIN TRAVEL TIPS
April 13. Noon to 2 p..m. Marcia Lynn Miller, author of “You Go Girl Travel” who has visited around 70 countries, gives a fun-loving and informational presentation full of new travel skills. A three-course meal is served. Proceeds benefit Albertina Kerr community agencies. $35. Reservations required: (503) 231-0216. Albertina’s Place, 424 N.E. 22nd Ave.

SOLVE POOCH PROBLEMS
April 23. 1-2 p.m. In the “Problem Pooch” class, get expert advice on dealing with a canine companion, plus advice on crate training, managing multi-pet households and more. Free. (503) 285-7722. www.oregonhumane.org. Oregon Humane Society, Ehmann classroom, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

TOUR BOUTIQUES ON A BUS
April 23. 1-5 p.m. To celebrate the release of their guide to Portland-area boutiques, the Hollywood neighborhood’s Portland Fashion Institute will will host a bus tour of 12 independent designer boutiques. The guide features 34 shops that sell clothes and accessories from local, independent designers. Tour tickets are $30 and available at www.designweekpfi.com. For more information, visit www.portlandfashioninstitute.com.

MEET SPRING PLANTS
April 25. 7 p.m. The Metropolitan Garden Club learns about “Latest & Greatest Spring Plants” with Dave and Annilese Doolittle of Petal Heads. Free. Information: moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439xdpbu1516474439lcned1516474439rag1516474439 or www.gardenclubpdx.com. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda, at corner of Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

PARTY TO AID CENTER
April 28. 6-9 p.m. The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center holds its casual “Community Block Party” with food trucks, beer, wine, a raffle and prizes to raise funds for mental health care for those in need, regardless of faith or finances. Tickets start at $50 each, four for $190, eight at $360 or 10 at $450. Also $30 for those under age 30. Information: www.nwcounseling.org/block_party/ or gro.g1516474439niles1516474439nuocw1516474439n@ofn1516474439i1516474439 or (503) 253-0964. Event at Lagunitas Brewing Community Room, 237 N.E. Broadway, suite 300.

EVENT AIDS WOMEN
April 28. 9:30-11:30 p.m. A Dress for Success Oregon’s “After Party” with dancing, a DJ, and raffle. Proceeds help local women find employment. Tickets $25. http://weblink.donorperfect.com/GalaAfterParty. (503) 249-7300. Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.

PLANTS FOR SALE
April 29. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Metropolitan Garden Club has its annual plant sale. Information: moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439xdpbu1516474439lcned1516474439rag1516474439 or www.gardenclubpdx.com . German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda or Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

TRAVEL THE GORGE
April 29. 3-4 p.m. Author Laura O. Foster outlines the history of the Columbia River Gorge and shares free or low-cost travel options in the water, on the trails, in the towns and in the museums and historic neighborhoods. Free. (503) 988-5362. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR ABOUT MOBY DOLL
April 30. 2-3 p.m. Journalist, filmmaker and author Mark Leiren-Young shares the story of Moby Doll, the first publicly exhibited killer whale or orca. He shows film footage of the orca and discusses how its capture led to the exhibition of other whales. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. – Janet Goetze

March 2017

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

FOR ART LOVERS

(Jane Perkins)

CHRIS HABERMAN ART AT NECC
March 1-31. Local artist Chris Haberman creates colorful figure/text puzzle artworks from recycled materials. On display in lobby. Free. 503-284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

GUARDINO SHOWS CERAMICS
March 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hsin-Yi Huang shows porcelain work in the main gallery until March 28, with Lisa Conway’s hand-built earthenware until March 26. The Hennig family shows work in the window gallery. 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; closed Monday. 503-281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com . Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

CREATE WITH CLAY
March 4. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages welcome at an open studio for hand-building with clay. $15 includes a pound of clay, glazes and firing for two pieces. Instruction available. No registration required. 503-281-6757. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT CERAMICS
March 7 to April 4. 3-4:40 p.m. Learn beginning ceramics, including hand-building techniques such as slab, pinch and coil construction. Use low-fire clay and slips to create and paint two to four finished projects. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MUSICAL EVENTS

TRIO USES AUTOHARP
March 5. 3 p.m. A trio, Straw into Gold, performs a cappella and with autoharp, fiddle and guitar. The repertoire includes folk, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz and original songs. Free-will offering. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

HEAR MARIMBA BANDS
March 11. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Six marimba bands play high-energy music from Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, with a little banjo and mbira added. Free admission. Silent auction and raffle with proceeds going to Zimbabwe organizations Tariro (tariro.org), the Kutsinhira Center (kutsinhira.org) and the Portland-Mutare Sister City Association (portlandmutare.org). moc.t1516474439ropel1516474439et@ab1516474439miram1516474439. Portland Foursquare Church, 2830 N.E. Flanders St.

LENTEN CONCERT SLATED
March 19. 2 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir presents a Lenten concert featuring J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 198 and works by Brahms, Lotti and Cimador. Double bass soloist is Garrett Jellesma. Free-will offering. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

BENEFIT PROGRAM SET
March 19. 3 p.m. The Sirens, a versatile women’s quartet, is joined by a men’s quartet in a benefit concert for Park Llafet, a local musician who, at age 50, suffered a massive heart attack and complications. The vocalists, presenting music from 1940 to 1970, are backed by an instrumental trio and a brass ensemble. A free-will offering, taken at intermission, will help the Llafet family with hospital bills and living expenses. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

THEATER PLANS

TRIANGLE TELLS STORY OF GOLDA MEIR
March-April, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Wendy Westerwelle plays the title role in this Triangle production of playwright William Gibson’s final work ‘Golda’s Balcony.’ Tickets $15 to $35. www.trianglepro.org. or 503-239-5919. The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MUSINGS ON LOVE
March 3 and 10. 7:30 p.m. In “Savage/Love,” by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin, ten eclectic performers explore provocative musings on love with drama, dance, humor, physical theater and song. Tickets $5 to $15 or pay what you will. 503-231-9581; TicketsWest 503-224-8499 or ticketswest.com or at door. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

MILAGRO SETS ‘LYDIA’
March 16. 7:30 p.m. Preview performance of “Lydia,” by Octavio Solis and directed by Kinan Valdez. Continues to April 8. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $25 to $32, and $20 advance or $25 at door for student/veteran. Order at milagro.org or 503-236-7253. Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.

KIDS, TEENS AND FAMILIES

CRAFTS IN TWO TONGUES
March 2. 4-5 p.m. Families may bring art and color into their lives with simple crafts. Instruction in English and Spanish. Agrega arte y color a tu vida con estas sencillas manualidades para toda la familia. Free. 503-988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT MATISSE AT NECC
March 4. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 11-16. Explore world of Henri Matisse. Learn color schemes, theory and how color relates to shapes, patterns and objects. NECC members $20; non-members $25. 503-284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

KIDS EXPLORE ART
March 10. 3:15-5:15 p.m. Continues Fridays in March. Ages 6-12 may start the weekend with open-ended art projects, varying weekly with paint, clay, collage and sculpture. Fee: $10 for one hour, $15 for two hours. No registration required. 503-281-6757. Spark Art Center, 1805 N.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd.

FLICK & FLOAT AT NECC
March 10. 4-5:30 p.m. Ages three and up. Splash in warm pool and watch ‘The Secret Life of Pets.’ Free for NECC members with drop-In rates for non-members ($10 Adult/$5 Youth). 503-284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

TEENS TO MAKE WIGS
March 18. 3-6 p.m. Teens in grades 6 to 12 may make wigs for a costume party or other event with theater professional Jessica Carr. Explore and create different characters from history and more. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LEARN ABOUT PICASSO AT NECC
March 18. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 6-10. Explore color and shape theory while creating a self-portrait. NECC members $20; non-members $25. 503-284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

ST. PATRICK’S PARADE SET FOR GRANT PARK
March 19. 1 p.m. Steve O’Slavik’s 28th annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day parade will promenade along the streets of the Grant Park neighborhood. Join family, friends and neighbors to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the arrival of spring. Free. www.st-paddys-day.com. Starts at Beverly Cleary-Fernwood Campus, 1915 N.E. 33rd Ave.

KIDS WORK IN FOSSILS
March 29. 11 a.m. to Noon. Kids in grades K-3 can work with OMSI science educators to learn about dinosaurs and reassemble one of the prehistoric creatures from just a few pieces, like paleontologists, who study fossils. Free. 503-988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

TRAIN FOR BABYSITTING
March 30. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teens may take the “KidProof” babysitter course with interactive discussion, activities and hands-on practice to provide good skills. Each student receives a babysitter’s handbook and wallet card upon successful completion. Students must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Lunch and snacks provided. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
March 31. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration for another free babysitter course also is required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FOR BOOK LOVERS

BLUE THREAD AUTHOR DUE
March 1. 7 p.m. Ruth Tenzer Feldman reads from “Seven Stitches,” the latest installment in her Blue Thread saga. The young adult novel, also of interest to adults, is set in 2059 Portland, a year after the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake hit the city and devastated the Oregon coast. Books in the series entwine two worlds centuries apart, an heirloom prayer shawl and a time-traveling woman with a passion for justice and a yen for cucumbers. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net. 503-284-1726 or ten.e1516474439ciffo1516474439tsewq1516474439@sdao1516474439rbkoo1516474439b1516474439. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

URBAN EXPERT TO READ
March 2. 7 p.m. Carl Abbott, professor emeritus of urban planning at Portland State University, reads from his new book, “Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn From Them.” He examines how shifting weather patterns, rising sea levels, reduced access to resources and other issues could impact urban environments and what we can learn from futuristic cities to address the issues. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net. 503-284-1726 or ten.e1516474439ciffo1516474439tsewq1516474439@sdao1516474439rbkoo1516474439b1516474439. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

‘EVICTED’ IN DISCUSSION
March 27. 12:30-1:30 p.m. The Book Club discusses non-fiction “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond, Multnomah County’s Everybody Reads selection, or fiction “Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winspear. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TECHNOLOGY HELP

LEARN ABOUT E-DEVICES
March 2, 9 and 23. 9:45 a.m., noon and 12:45 p.m. Computer tutor John Lucas offers 45-minute sessions to explain an electronic device, fully charged. Bring charging cord. Free but donations to the center are appreciated. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.
March 16. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

CLASS COVERS CANVA
March 7. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about Canva, a free online design studio to produce cards, posters and more. Sign up for a Canva account before class. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

GAIN GOOGLE TOOLS
March 11. 3-5 p.m. Learn Gmail and Google tools for photos, advanced features and Google calendars and tasks. Get a Google or Gmail account before class. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LEARN YOUTUBE BASICS
March 17. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Learn YouTube basics, for instance, to see how to fix your sink, speak a new language or provide favorite music and more. Free. 503-988-5394 or sign up in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

BASICS CLASS SLATED
March 18. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using a Windows-based computer, a keyboard and a mouse in a relaxed, fun class. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

STAY SAFE ONLINE
March 28. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn “beginning cybersecurity” to stay safe online. Bring your laptop, mobile device or use a library computer. Free. Registration required. 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

SEE FILMS

FILM WORKSHOP SLATED
March 5. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Experimental Japanese filmmaker Takashi Makino offers a workshop. Sliding scale fee $15-$20. Information from Hollywood Theatre cinema project member, Melinda Kowalska: gro.e1516474439rtaeh1516474439tdoow1516474439ylloh1516474439@adni1516474439leM1516474439. Workshop site, 4158 N.E. Hancock St.

ABSTRACT FILMS SET
March 6. 7:30 p.m. See “Expanded Abstraction,” new short films by experimental Japanese filmmaker Takashi Makino. Working in both 16mm and digital, he layers abstract imagery with live sound collage to create non-narrative cinema. Tickets: $9. 503-281-1142. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CENTER SLATES ‘LOVING’
March 10. 1 p.m. The film “Loving” examines the interracial marriage of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were arrested in Virginia. The legal battle ended in the U.S. Supreme Court. Free but donations to the center appreciated. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

AFFLECK FILM TO SHOW
March 10 at 1 p.m. March 24 at 1 p.m. The movie “Manchester by the Sea” stars Casey Affleck, Michele Williams and Kyle Chandler in a drama about an uncle who is asked to care for his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. They struggle to adjust to a world without the man who bonded the family. Free. March 10 information: North Portland Senior Services (971) 285-6939 with film at Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St. March 24 information: 503-288-8303 with film at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR DOUGLAS PROJECT
March 21. 1-2 p.m. John Concillo presents a PowerPoint program on the William O. Douglas Film Project, which explores the late Supreme Court justice’s career and advocacy for the restorative powers of wilderness. The program is followed by a documentary film and Q&A session. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FILM VIEWS HEALTHCARE
March 22. 7 p.m. “The Invisible Patients,” Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Indy Film Fest, tells the story of a nurse practitioner and four patients in Evansville, Ind. They put a face on such urgent healthcare issues as living conditions of the elderly poor, end-of-life care, soaring costs of hospitalization, complexity of insurance and over-prescription of opiates. Free on a first come, first served basis. Information: 503-281-1142 or www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

The Cameraman (1928) with Buster Keaton.

SILENT FILM FEST WITH LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT
March 25. 2:00 p.m. Presented by Columbia River Theatre Organ Society with the Hollywood Theatre
. The Cameraman is a 1928 American silent comedy directed by Edward Sedgwick and starring Buster Keaton and Marceline Day. The Cameraman was Keaton’s first film with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Also showing:  Laurel & Hardy in The Finishers and a Max Fleischer Out of the Inkwell cartoon. The films will be accompanied with original musical scores by organist Dean Lemire on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ. Tickets $12. Information: 503-281-1142 or www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEROES SAVE ANIMALS
March 26. 2 p.m. A documentary, SMART (Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team), shows how a trained group saves creatures in need, from horses and mountain lions to cats and dogs. Filmed over a three-year period in Los Angeles. A panel discussion follows with director Justin Zimmerman and the Oregon Humane Society’s rescue team. Fifty percent of proceeds to benefit pets at the Oregon Humane Society. Tickets: $12 general; $7 children 12 and younger. https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FOR FITNESS

MOVE WITH MUSIC
March 16. 10-11 a.m. Continues Thursdays. Gain fitness with gentle movements to music. Free. Information: 503-281-4839 or moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439alieh1516474439s.ecn1516474439ahcal1516474439. Entry door under ramp to Room 8 to playroom at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

FOR SENIORS

LEARN ABOUT ‘VILLAGE’
March 5. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, where residents age in their own homes with the help of neighbors. Memberships available at two levels: full service with home maintenance, yard work and access to programs and events, or associate members with a list of vendors and access to programs and events. Free meeting. 503-528-9768. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR STORYTELLERS
March 12. 3 p.m. Participants in Paul Iarrobino’s winter storytelling class share stories of resilience that they created in class. Free but canned food donations accepted. To sign up: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT GARDENS
March 14. 10-11 a.m. Learn about low-maintenance gardens, whether starting one or refreshing an older one, with Pete Widin, an ecological landscape designer at Blossom. Information includes preparing beds, selecting the right plants and preventing the need to weed. Free. 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TALK WITH DOC
March 9 at 1:30-3 p.m. March 28 at 10-11:30 a.m. In a segment of the Conversations on Aging series, “Talking with Your Doctor,” learn how to get the most out of a doctor’s visit and feel that the client’s needs are met. Free. Registration required: 503-288-8303. March 9 at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. March 28 at Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

RIDE TO ART EXHIBIT
March 16. 8:25 a.m. The Riders’ Club travels by bus to the Portland Art Museum to view the exhibit, “Object Stories – Powerful Self.” Free. Minimum of three people needed. Registration required: 503-288-8303. Go as a group, meeting at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GAIN SUPPORT

MANAGING DIABETES
March 3 and 17. Continues first and third Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Understand and manage diabetes in a support group focusing on nutrition with Cindy Kneale of the National University of Natural Medicine. Free. Registration: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

RABBI SPEAKS ON MARITAL INTIMACY
March 7. 7 p.m. Rabbi Manis Friedman presents “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Friedman combines ancient wisdom and modern wit in talks all over the world. In this presentation, he asks and answers the question, after all the pop-psychology and therapy, what is it that really holds relationships together? Tickets start at $10, available at www.Portlandswomensmikvah.eventbrite.com. Portland’s Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 2858 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
March 6. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of the month. Grandparents and other relatives raising children they didn’t expect to be raising, share how they deal with change and stress and the happy moments, too. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

AID OFFERED FOR ANXIETY
March 7 and 9. Continues Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Recovery International offers a depression and anxiety support group, using a cognitive behavioral training system to cope with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness. Information: 503-810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org. Tuesdays at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave. Thursdays at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8705 E. Burnside St.

CAREGIVERS GAIN AID
March 7 ad March 21. Continues first and third Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Family members, partners and other caregivers discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for an older adult with a trained facilitator and retired registered nurse. Free. Information: 503-288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

COPING WITH ALZHEIMERS
March 8 and March 19. Continues second Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. Continues 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.

IN GENERAL

FUN RUN TO BENEFIT STRAY PETS, WILDLIFE
March 4. 9 a.m. Green Dog Pet Supply and Foot Traffic Fun Run for people and dogs to benefit Dove Lewis Emergency Stray and Wildlife Fund. Meet at 9 a.m. at Foot Traffic for a 9:20 a.m. start. Free. Course will be between two and three miles, with visiting stations at Wilshire and Fern Hill parks, ending at Green Dog. 503-284-0345. Foot Traffic, 4020 N.E. Fremont St.

ADOPT A PET
March 4. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop & Adopt with the Oregon Humane Society. Furever Pets, 1902 N.E. Broadway.

PREPARE FOR QUAKE
March 5. 3-4:30 p.m. Prepare for an earthquake by learning what to do before, during and after the shaking. Learn how to make a family plan, build an emergency kit, what items to include and where to store them. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

END LEAD POISONING
March 6. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn to prevent lead poisoning, stabilize or eliminate hazardous lead conditions and find agencies that can help limit further lead hazards in the home. Receive a booklet and kit of lead-safe cleaning and testing materials. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org and in Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DINE WITH VIKINGS
March 12. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, and lingonberries is served with Norwegian charm. Adults $7, children ages 5-12 $4, under age 5 are free. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

LIVE WITH PROBIOTICS
March 12. 2-3:30 p.m. Learn about probiotics in such fermented foods and drinks as sauerkraut, kimchi and beet kvass. Probiotics, a part of the fermentation process, can add Vitamin B, Vitamin K and folic acid to the diet, depending on the culture used. Probiotics can aid digestion, rebuild intestinal flora after an illness and support the immune system. In class, taste a few fermented vegetables. Go home with sauerkraut and recipes. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

WRITE GREAT RESUMES
March 15. Noon to 2 p.m. Continues third Wednesdays. An employment workshop focuses on resume writing skills. Bring a digital or paper version of a current resume or information on work history and education. Free. Information: 503-969-2769. Portland Community College’s Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center, 5600 N.E. 42nd Ave.
NECC Speaker Series ON Leadership
March 16. 7 p.m. Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah County director of libraries, talks about leadership. Free. 503-284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

MEETING CLIMATE GOALS
March 16. 7 p.m. Let’s Talk Climate, a series of public conversations facilitated by Southeast Portland neighbors, hosts Mayor Ted Wheeler, Nathan Howard, senior policy advisor to the mayor, and Michael Armstrong, senior climate planner, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. How will bureaus meet new city goals for climate action, how will the mayor will set priorities and what can citizens do to help mitigate climate impacts? Free but donations accepted to help defray expenses. Make reservations: https://mayortownhall.eventbrite.com Information: www.letstalkclimatepdx.org or gro.x1516474439dpeta1516474439milck1516474439latst1516474439el@tc1516474439atnoc1516474439. Bike parking available. TriMet bus #15. Carpooling recommended. TaborSpace, 5441 S.E. Belmont St.

LEARN TREE PRUNING IN KING & SABIN
March 18. 8:45 a.m. to Noon. The King and Sabin tree teams and Urban Forestry outline the basics of structural tree pruning. About 10 a.m. small groups head out to prune neighborhood trees. Wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy shoes, rain/sun hat. Bring a backpack, rain gear and water bottle. Instruction, tools, gloves, coffee, water and snacks provided. Information: Mason.Wordell/@portlandoregon.gov or 503-201-3133; www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/trees. Meet at Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 N.E. Seventh Ave.

STRET TREE WORK PARTY IN ALAMEDA & BEAUMONT
March 25. 8:45 a.m. to Noon. The Alameda and Beaumont-Wilshire tree teams and Urban Forestry outline the basics of structural tree pruning. About 10 a.m. small groups head out to prune neighborhood trees. Wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy shoes, rain/sun hat. Bring a backpack, rain gear and water bottle. Instruction, tools, gloves, coffee, water and snacks provided. Information: Mason.Wordell/@portlandoregon.gov or 503-201-3133; www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/trees. Meet at Wilshire United Methodist Church, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

DISCUSS NELLIE BLY AT HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY
March 21. 6-7:30 p.m. Discuss “The Audacious Adventures of Nellie Bly,” a trailblazing journalist. This celebration in Women’s History Month is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of the Library Foundation. Free. Registration required: 503-988-5123 or www.multcolib.org or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR ABOUT BULBS
March 28. 7 p.m. The Metropolitan Garden Club hears about “Summer Bulbs & Corms” from Master Gardener Kris LaMar. Free. moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439xdpbu1516474439lcned1516474439rag1516474439 and www.gardenclubpdx.com. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda or Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

February 2017

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

Portland Winter Light Festival Feb. 1 through 5.

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.s1516474439pp@el1516474439ttabp1516474439. 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.

ESSENTIAL HISTORY
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.

MOVIE TIME

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

STAY HEALTHY

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.

CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS
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

MANAGING DIABETES
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.

BACKYARD CHICKENS
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.l1516474439iamg@1516474439xdpbu1516474439lcned1516474439rag1516474439. 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

January 2017

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.1516474439swen-1516474439rats@1516474439lairo1516474439tide1516474439 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

Join Claudia Lucero of Urban Cheesecraft as she demonstrates an easy and economical way to make cheese, based on her book, “One-Hour Cheese.” Tastings follow. Jan. 10. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Claudia Lucero of Urban Cheesecraft as she demonstrates an easy and economical way to make cheese, based on her book, “One-Hour Cheese.” Tastings follow. Jan. 10. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

IMAGO CREATES ‘LA BELLE’
Jan. 1 and 2. Noon. “La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton,” is a “Beauty and the Beast” adaptation set in a 1920s steamship engine room with two people and a multitude of puppets, shadows and effects. Continues 7 p.m. Jan. 6; noon and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 7; noon and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets $19.50-$42.50. (503) 231-9581 or TicketsWest.com or (503) 224-8499. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

HEAR THREE SONGWRITERS
Jan. 2. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Community Day. At 7 p.m. Songwriters’ circle featuring Robin Washburn, Morganfield Riley, and Jack McMahon. Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

TAPESTRIES IN EXHIBIT
Jan. 3. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ten artists from Willamette Tapestry Artists show a variety of tapestries. Artists include Janet Christensen, Kiki Dembrow, Janet Dorow, Barbara Hitzemann, Sandy Kennard, Kevynne Layne, Natalie Novak, Phoebe McAfee, Terry Olson and Pam Patrie. In the feature area, printmaker Patrick George shows intaglio and letterpress work. Continues to Jan. 24. 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; closed Monday. (503) 281-9048. www.guardinogallery.com. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

LEARN TO REDUCE STRESS
Jan. 4 and 8. 7 p.m. Also Jan. 5 and 19 at 10 a.m. Attend a free orientation about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to see if it is a good fit for you to reduce stress, pain and life challenges. Register at mindbodymindfulness.com or moc.s1516474439senlu1516474439fdnim1516474439ydobd1516474439nim@y1516474439cnan1516474439. (503) 890-8965. Whole Foods Market meeting room, Northeast 15th Avenue and Fremont Street.

UNDERSTAND YOUR PHONE
Jan. 5, 12 and 26. 9:45 a.m. to Noon. Computer tutor John Lucas offers 45-minute, one-on-one guidance for understanding electronic phone, tablet or computer. Bring the device fully-charged. Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Free but donations to the center appreciated. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

PAT KEARNS TO PERFORM
Jan. 6. 6 p.m. Hear the rock/folk/blues music of Pat Kearns, who releases “So Long City.” Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

HEAR ABOUT NORTHEAST VILLAGE
Jan. 7. 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, which is designed to help seniors remain in their own homes with the help of neighbors. Memberships are available at two levels: full service (transportation, home maintenance, yard work, access to recommended vendors, social events and programs) and associate (access to recommended vendors, social events and programs). Free. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

MUSICIAN TO PLAY FOLK
Jan. 7. 5 p.m. Chuck Westmoreland performs his blend of country, folk, Americana music. Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside St.

LEARN ONLINE SECURITY
Jan. 10. 9:30-11:30 a.m. In “Beginning Cybersecurity,” learn the basics of staying safe online and how to protect yourself. Bring your laptop or mobile device, or use a library computer. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org or at Albina Library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave

DISCOVER QUICK CHEESE
Jan. 10. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join Claudia Lucero of Urban Cheesecraft as she demonstrates an easy and economical way to make cheese, based on her book, “One-Hour Cheese.” Tastings follow. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org or at Albina Library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

STOP THOSE DRAFTS
Jan. 10. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to stop drafts, especially around windows and doors, to save energy and increase comfort. Qualified participants receive a free kit of weatherization supplies. Free. Registration required: www.communityenergyproject.org or (503) 284-6827 ext. 108. Community Energy Project, 2900 S.E. Stark St., Suite A.

GROUP DISCUSSES BOOKS
Jan. 10. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Read “Iola Leroy” or “Shadows Uplifted” by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and discuss the book or books in a Pageturners group, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St.

BEAT THE BLUES
Jan. 11. 1:30-3 p.m. In the Conversations on Aging series, focusing on “Staying Engaged in Life,” learn the difference between depression, sadness and grief. Learn from others and share ideas for making gray days brighter and more vibrant. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Classroom B.

HELP WITH HEARING
Jan. 12. 10-11 a.m. “Hearing Resources!” is an informal introduction to learn what is available at Hearing Resources Audiology Center. Tools for hearing aid cleaning and checks available. Hands-on experience with CaTel-Captioned Telephones. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

KNOW ALZHEIMER’S SIGNS
Jan. 12. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Know the ten signs of Alzheimer’s disease, because early detection matters. Learn the difference between Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss. See video footage of real people and their families, addressing fears and myths about the disease, risk factors, how to get a diagnosis, accessing treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org or North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St.

JOIN WRITERS’ GROUP
Jan. 12-March 16. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pushcart Prize-nominated writer Linda Ferguson leads a creative writing class using prompts to produce new poems, stories, personal essays and other creative pieces. Adults and school-age writers are welcome to join this encouraging group at Beaumont SUN Community School. $49 for the term. Registration required: (503) 916-5615. Information: moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439nosug1516474439refdj1516474439l1516474439. Beaumont School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.

‘SULLY’ MOVIE SLATED
Jan. 13. 1 p.m. View the film “Sully,” the story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who landed his damaged plane on the Hudson River to save the passengers and crew. Stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. Free. Register: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N Trenton St.

WOULD-BE SINGER IN FILM
Jan. 13. 1 p.m. View the film “Florence Foster Jenkins,” about a New York heiress who dreams of becoming an opera star despite having a terrible singing voice. Stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. Free but $1 donation suggested for the center. Order a pizza and salad lunch, for $2, at 9:30 a.m. at (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

WOMEN TO SWAP CLOTHES
Jan. 13. 7-9 p.m. Women may bring gently-used clothing and accessories to swap for new discoveries. All sizes, ages, styles and colors are welcome. Any remaining items will be donated to Dress for Success, a nonprofit empowering women to achieve economic independence. $5 at door. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/events. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

HEAR PETER & WOLF TALE
Jan. 14. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Musicians will play Serge Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” while the librarian reads the tale for children and families. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina Library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

CUT LEAD EXPOSURE
Jan. 14. 1-2:30 p.m. Learn how to prevent lead exposure, especially in housing older than 1978 where children and pregnant women live. Qualified participants receive a free kit of safety and testing supplies. Free. Registration required: (503) 284-6827 ext. 109 or www.communityenergyproject.org. Community Energy Project, 2900 S.E. Stark St., suite A.

KIDS TO READ WITH TEENS
Jan. 14. 4-5 p.m. In “Follow the Reader,” kids may practice new reading skills for 30 minutes with a trained teen volunteer. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

STAY SAFE FROM LEAD
Jan. 17. 6:30-8 p.m. Before taking on home projects such as scraping, sanding or remodeling in pre-1978 housing, take this workshop on how to remain safe from lead. Free. Registration required: (503) 284-6827 ext. 109 or www.communityenergyproject.org. Community Energy Project, 2900 S.E. Stark St., suite A.

GRANT LIBRARY EVENT SET
Jan. 18. 7 p.m. The Grant High School library hosts “A Literary Evening with Peter Rock,” with proceeds going to the library for programming such as “Story Slam” and “Poetry Slam.” Tickets $25: www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Stories-and-Savories-Library-Fundraiser/ld8wz. Information: librarian Paige Battle, ten.s1516474439pp@el1516474439ttabp1516474439. Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

GET E-DEVICE TUTORING
Jan. 19. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A computer tutor will provide 45-minute appointments to help with fully charged electronic phones, tablets or laptops. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. In the computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N Foss St.

AGE HEALTHFULLY
Jan. 19. 4:30-5:30 p.m. A workshop for healthy living for brain and body covers four areas of lifestyle habits associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or in North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St.

MEET WRITER IN LIBRARY
Jan. 19. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Meet author Willy Vlautin with a Pageturners group and discuss his book, “The Free.” Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

WRITE YOUR RESUME
Jan. 21. 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Meet with an experienced volunteer for one-on-one help with your resume. If you have a paper copy of your resume, bring it along. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org or in Albina Library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

REDUCE FALLING RISKS
Jan. 21. 2-3:30 p.m. “Take the Right Steps” is a workshop to help seniors learn to reduce the risk of falling. Risk factors include medication with side effects, poor vision and balance, difficulty walking, and home hazards. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org or Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

MARK LUNAR NEW YEAR
Jan. 21. 2-4 p.m. Families may celebrate the Lunar New Year, one of the most important holidays in Asian cultures, with cultural performances, educational activities and light refreshments. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MELT TO EASE PAIN
Jan. 21. 3-5 p.m. Learn MELT, simple, self-treatment techniques, to ease chronic pain and stress. $25-$35. (503) 915-4734. Sarabethell.com/events. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

LABYRINTH, TAIZE SERVICE SET
Jan. 21. 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.

LEARN ABOUT CHAI
Jan. 22. 2-3:30 p.m. Make and taste chai variations, learning how the herbs used with the warm tea drink may affect the body. Go home with herbal information, recipes and chai. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org or at Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver Ave.

BIG DUCK TO PERFORM
Jan. 24. 6 p.m. Hear Big Duck’s home-grown, post-punk, blue-eyed soul and anthemic rock, stubbornly rooted in classic Rose City themes such as alienation, unrequited love and walking home in wet shoes. Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside St.

LEARN ABOUT VANPORT
Jan. 24. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Zita Podany gives a presentation, “Vanport: A City That Was,” about the World War II housing project, the largest in the country, built for shipyard and other defense workers in a floodplain near the Columbia River between Vancouver, WA, and Portland. On May 30, 1948, a dike broke, inundating the city in a matter of hours. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina Library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT TOMATOES
Jan. 24. 7 p.m. Metropolitan Garden Club will learn “Tips for Getting Ready to Grow Tomatoes.” Free. moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439xdpbu1516474439lcned1516474439rag1516474439. www.gardenclubpdx.com. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda or Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

MEET DUCKLING, SHY LLAMA
Jan. 25. 4-4:45 p.m. For families, Rick Huddle presents a collection of stories, songs and skits inspired by Mo Willems’ books: “Meet the Pigeon,” “Duckling” and such characters as Shy Llama. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver Ave.

KNOW YOUR CANNABIS
Jan. 26. 10:30 a.m. to Noon. In “Know Your Cannabis,” learn about different consumption methods, including topicals and tinctures, the right strains and proper dosages. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GIVE GOOD INTERVIEWS
Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and 9. Noon to 2 p.m. A study group aims to improve interviewing skills and showcase your personality, strengths, interests, and abilities. Beginners complete online courses together, in person, with a facilitator helping students decide how to approach the class material. Free. Registration recommended: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org or Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

NEIGHBORS TO MEET
Jan. 26. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association, made up of residents who work to maintain and enhance the neighborhood’s livability, has its general meeting. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MAKE LIGHT-UP ART
Jan. 27. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kids can combine paper, cardboard, copper tape, LED lights and batteries to create interactive paper art. These may include origami birds with glowing eyes, greeting cards that shine on and off, and glowing paper collages. At the same time, learn about electrical circuitry. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St. Program repeats at Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd same day, Jan. 27, from 2-4 p.m. (503) 988-5386.

VIEW ‘SULLY’ MOVIE
Jan. 27. 1 p.m. View the film “Sully,” about Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who landed his damaged plane on the Hudson River to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. $1 donation suggested. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

YOUNG ACTORS IMPROVISE
Jan. 27. 7 p.m. “Impulse” is an improvisation show for families, performed by the Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Young Professionals Company. Audience suggestions start the action, which leads to comedy with no scripts, no costumes, and no pre-planned scenes. Continues to Feb. 12. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at door: (503) 228-9571 or www.octc.org/impulse. Young Professionals Studio Theater, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LAUGH TO REDUCE STRESS
Jan. 28. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Artist and facilitator Stefano Laboni will lead a laughter therapy session. Laughter reduces stress and increases joy for people of all ages. When we laugh, studies show, we can increase a sense of well-being and improve health, creativity and productivity. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

WOMEN SING OF FROGS, FOOLS & FEARLESS WOMEN
Jan. 28. 7:30 p.m. ViVoce Women’s Chorus “Of Fools, Frogs, and Fearless Women” spins a seasonal story exploring how gallant heroines rise high in the face of foolish mandates and unfavorable circumstances.  Throughout evening of merriment, fearless maidens reconcile faults of their elders and folly of the natural world, saving face and community all in a day’s work. Tickets at the door or www.portlandrevels.org. St. Michael and All Angels, 1704 NE 43rd Ave. and Jan. 29. 4:30 p.m. at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 NE 17th Ave.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON TREE CHOICES FOR ALAMEDA & BEAUMONT WILSHIRE
Jan. 28. 9:00-11:00 a.m. Join the Alameda and Beaumont-Wilshire Tree Team and Patrick Key from Urban Forestry to explore interesting species and why tree diversity is important in this free workshop. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

GAIN CYBER SECURITY
Jan. 29. 2-4 p.m. In a beginning cybersecurity class, learn how to protect yourself. Bring a laptop, mobile device or use a library computer. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org or at the Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver Ave.

DISCUSS ‘MARTIN MARTEN’
Jan. 30. 12:30 p.m. A book club discusses “Martin Marten,” a novel by Brian Doyle, or “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,” nonfiction by Ben Montgomery. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Register: (503) 288-8303. Books usually available at the library, but quantities may be limited. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR AFRICAN STORIES
Jan. 30. 6-6:45 p.m. Habiba, a Ghana native, wears West African costume to provide families with African stories in an interactive, multicultural performance, including singing and movement. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver Ave.

SENIORS TO CELEBRATE
Jan. 31. Noon. Seniors with January birthdays are honored with a free lunch. Lunch for those over 60 has a suggested donation of $3. Those under 60 pay $7.89. Cake available for everyone. Wee Works Daycare children provide entertainment. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

ONGOING

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.

TOPS MEETING SET
Jan. 3. 8:30-10 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

CAREGIVERS SHARE IDEAS
Jan. 3 and 17. 10-11:30 a.m. Meets first and third Tuesdays. Family caregivers, partners and others caring for older adults share challenges and rewards. A registered nurse is the facilitator. Free. Drop-ins welcome. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

AID OFFERED FOR ANXIETY
Jan. 3. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Recovery International offers a depression and anxiety support group that helps with symptoms of nervous imbalance, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other conditions. Information: (503) 810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

LEARN ‘JOY OF LIVING’
Jan. 3 and 17. 7:15-9 p.m. Continues first and third Tuesdays. Explore Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings about the “Joy of Living” program. Guided meditations, experiential exercises. Free. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

BINGO GAMES SCHEDULED
Jan. 4. 9 a.m. to noon. Continues Wednesdays. Play Bingo. Information: (971) 285-6939. Free but donations appreciated. Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N Trenton St.

MOVE WITH TAI CHI
Jan. 4. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, developed by the Oregon Research Institute, progresses from easy to difficult forms to reduce likelihood of falling, improve flexibility, increase self-esteem, and reduce social isolation. $1 donation appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N Wayland Ave.

HEAL CHRONIC PAIN
Jan. 4. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. Also 10-11 a.m. Jan. 6. Continues Fridays. Healing chronic pain with gentle movements with Jacqueline Rubinstein. $15 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

AID FOR ANXIETY
Jan. 5. 6:30 p.m. Continues Thursdays. Recovery International offers a depression and anxiety support group that helps with symptoms of nervous imbalance, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other conditions. Information: (503) 810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8705 E Burnside St.

YOGA RELIEVES TENSION
Jan. 5. 6:45-8:15 a.m. Continues Thursdays. “Tending the Inner Heart: Introduction to Deep Release Yoga” with Jen Rhoads. Relief from deep tensions and aids in times of transition. Wear layers and socks. $16 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

SENIORS SEEK CHAIR YOGA
Jan. 5. 9-10 a.m. Continues Thursdays. Also scheduled Mondays, 2:30-4 p.m. Chair yoga, for individuals 55 and older, features an individual teaching approach designed to improve balance and breathing. $1 suggested donation. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MOVE FOR FITNESS
Jan. 5. 10-11 a.m. Continues Thursdays. Gentle movements to music offer fitness for 2017. Free. (503) 281-4839. moc.l1516474439iamg@1516474439alieh1516474439s.ecn1516474439ahcaL1516474439. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave. Entry under ramp to Room 8 to Playroom.

MANAGE DIABETES
Jan. 6 and 20. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues first and third Fridays. A diabetes support group provides ways to understand and manage the disease with nutrition. Cindy Kneale of the National University of Natural Medicine, offers an educational program and strategies to balance blood sugar. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave..

SPEAK SPANISH, ENGLISH
Jan. 7. 1-2:30 p.m. Continues Saturdays. Language exchange – intercambio. Practice English or Spanish and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Practique ingles o espanol y ayude a los demas que estan aprendiendo en un ambiente amable. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton Library, 8226 N Denver Ave.

PRACTICE ENGLISH
Jan. 8. 12:30-2 p.m. Continues Sundays. Talk Time is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights Library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

AID FOR GRANDPARENTS
Jan. 10. 10-11 a.m. Grandparents and other relatives raising children meet to share information for dealing with change in their lives, including the sadness and happiness, to maintain emotional and physical health of the children and those parenting them. Free. The group usually meets on first Mondays and will resume that schedule Feb. 6. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N Foss Ave.

COPE WITH ALZHEIMER’S
Jan. 11. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesdays. Jan. 15. 1-3 p.m. Continues third Sundays. An Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group to share ideas for coping, sharing, and finding new friends who identify with the situation. Free. Drop-ins welcome. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MEDITATION GROUP FORMS
Jan. 24. 7:15-9 p.m. Continues fourth Tuesdays. The Nectar of the Path is a meditation practice with a short text for a framework. Includes chanting, contemplation, visualization and meditation. Free. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

BOOK GROUP TO MEET
Jan. 31. 1:30-3 p..m. Continues last Tuesdays. A North Portland book club with large print books from the Multnomah County Library. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (971) 285-6939. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N Wayland Ave.

UPCOMING

DISCUSS GENDER IN BUCKMAN
Jan. 21. 10:00 a.m. Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes our Lives, by Jade Aguilar. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. Le Monde Immersion Public Charter School, 2044 E. Burnside St.

DISCUSS IMMIGRATION IN KERNS
Jan. 27. 10:00 a.m. The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon, by Manuel Padilla. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, 847 N.E. 19th Ave.

DISCUSS HOMELESSNESS IN ELIOT
Jan. 30. 6:30 p.m. Homeless in the Land of Plenty, by Ryan Stroud. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. Portland Community Media, 2766 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

DISCUSS SERVICE IN CULLY
Feb. 2. 7:00 p.m. From Saving to Serving: On Intervening in the Lives of Others, by Adam Davis. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. Columbia Ecovillage Condominium, 4653 NE Killingsworth St., Unit 27.

DISCUSS DIVERSITY IN CONCORDIA
Feb. 22. 7:00 p.m. What’s in a Label? Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories, by Ann Su. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St..

DISCUSS PUNISHMENT IN KERNS
Feb. 24. 10:00 a.m. The Purpose of Prison: What is Punishment for?, by Monica Mueller. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, 847 N.E. 19th Ave.

DISCUSS OREGONIANS IN ST. JOHNS
Feb. 25. 2:00 p.m. Where Are You From? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians, by Kerani Mitchell. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. St. Johns Center for Opportunity, 8250 N. Lombard St.

DISCUSS LEADERSHIP IN CULLY
March 7. 7:00 p.m. Looking for Leadership: What Do We Want from Leaders?, by Lois Melina. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. Columbia Ecovillage Condominium, 4653 N.E. Killingsworth St., Unit 27.

DISCUSS HOMELESSNESS IN IRVINGTON
March 11. 1:00 p.m. Homeless in the Land of Plenty, by Ryan Stroud. Free discussion through Conversation Project, program of Oregon Humanities that brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas. This season’s programs address topics like homelessness, food choices, immigration and refugee communities in Oregon. To view full events calendar, visit oregonhumanities.org. Le Monde Immersion Public Charter School, 2044 E. Burnside St.

COME VISIT PRESCHOOL
Feb. 4. 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Families are welcome at the open house for a cooperative preschool focused on curiosity, creativity and community. Online applications available beginning Jan. 10: www.hancockstreetpreschool.com. Hancock Street Preschool inside Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

CAREGIVERS CLASS SET
Feb. 7 to March 14. 2-4 p.m. The six-week Savvy Caregiver Series offers coping strategies and facts about the disease progression to those caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. A handbook complements the classes. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Sponsored by Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veterans Family Caregiver Support Program and the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VISIT HOLLYROOD CAMPUS
Feb. 16. 9-10 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. “Connect to Kindergarten” for 2017-18 school year at the Beverly Cleary Hollyrood campus. Meet the staff and learn about the kindergarten program. Parents only, please, because of space considerations. To register a child, have proof of address, child’s birth certificate, proof of immunizations, and emergency contact names and phone numbers. Free. Beverly Cleary Hollyrood campus, 3560 N.E. Hollyrood Court, south of Knott Street.

FIX-IT FAIR PLANNED
Feb. 25. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fix-It Fair offers exhibits and workshops (in Spanish and English) with community partners to talk about water and energy savings, home and personal health, food and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care, and more. Child care available. Volunteers with Repair Café to repair small countertop appliances, repair clothing and sewing on backpacks or stuffed animals. Free. Madison High School, 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave.

YOUNG ACTORS SET PLAY
Feb. 25. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Continues Saturdays and Sundays to March 26. Oregon Children’s Theatre presents “Flora & Ulysses,” a play based on the award-winning book by Kate DiCamillo. Recommended for age 7 or older. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $18-$28 adults; $14-$24 children; discounts for groups of 8 or more. Box office: (503) 228-9571 or www.octc.org. Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. – Janet Goetze

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