Neighborhood Events Archive

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 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.s1498504145senlu1498504145fdnim1498504145ydobd1498504145nim@y1498504145cnan1498504145. 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145reetn1498504145ulovy1498504145aweso1498504145r1498504145. 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.n1498504145ogero1498504145dnalt1498504145rop@l1498504145ledro1498504145w.nos1498504145am1498504145. 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.d1498504145naltr1498504145op-uc1498504145@hcru1498504145hcl1498504145 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.s1498504145pp@el1498504145ttabp1498504145. 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145alieh1498504145s.ecn1498504145ahcal1498504145. 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.x1498504145dpmaj1498504145repap1498504145@sela1498504145s1498504145. 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145 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.g1498504145niles1498504145nuocw1498504145n@ofn1498504145i1498504145 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145 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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 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.t1498504145ropel1498504145et@ab1498504145miram1498504145. 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.e1498504145ciffo1498504145tsewq1498504145@sdao1498504145rbkoo1498504145b1498504145. 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.e1498504145ciffo1498504145tsewq1498504145@sdao1498504145rbkoo1498504145b1498504145. 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.e1498504145rtaeh1498504145tdoow1498504145ylloh1498504145@adni1498504145leM1498504145. 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145alieh1498504145s.ecn1498504145ahcal1498504145. 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.x1498504145dpeta1498504145milck1498504145latst1498504145el@tc1498504145atnoc1498504145. 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145 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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 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.s1498504145pp@el1498504145ttabp1498504145. 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145. 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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 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.s1498504145senlu1498504145fdnim1498504145ydobd1498504145nim@y1498504145cnan1498504145. (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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145nosug1498504145refdj1498504145l1498504145. 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.s1498504145pp@el1498504145ttabp1498504145. 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145. 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.l1498504145iamg@1498504145alieh1498504145s.ecn1498504145ahcaL1498504145. 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

December 2016

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

The Hollywood Boosters, together with the Portland Fine Arts Guild, will host their annual art show and sale at 42nd Street Station this year. The Boosters are also collecting unwrapped children’s gifts for the Albertina Kerr Giving Tree and wrapped seniors’ gifts for the Hollywood Senior Center Giving Tree at the station. (Ted Perkins)

The Hollywood Boosters, together with the Portland Fine Arts Guild, will host their annual art show and sale at 42nd Street Station this year. The Boosters are also collecting unwrapped children’s gifts for the Albertina Kerr Giving Tree and wrapped seniors’ gifts for the Hollywood Senior Center Giving Tree at the station. (Ted Perkins)

SHOP FOR GIFTS
Dec. 1-14. The Hollywood Boosters are receiving unwrapped children’s gifts for the Albertina Kerr Giving Tree and wrapped seniors’ gifts for the Hollywood Senior Center Giving Tree. Choose a tag from the tree at 42nd Street Station. Information: Arlene Halvorson (503) 252-0320. Deliver gifts before Dec.14 to Lisa’s Upholstery at 42nd Street Station, 2000 N.E. 42nd Ave.

CHURCH SELLS TREES
Dec. 2-18. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with varied hours. Sale of Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands to benefit church programs. Information: (503) 281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church parking lot at Northeast 58th Avenue and Alameda, half-block south of Sandy Boulevard.

LEARN TO USE iPAD
Dec. 1 and 8. 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and Noon. Computer tutor John Lucas offers 45-minute sessions to set up electronic devices – phone, iPad, computer. Bring the fully-charged device. Free but donations to the center appreciated. Appointments: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SELECT HAND-MADE GIFTS
Dec. 1. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Holiday hours: Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for hand-made items, including baby clothes, doll dresses, toys, kitchen items, hats, gloves and more. Information: (503) 288-8303. Golden Treasures Shop. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

ARTISTS SET SALE
Dec. 1 – 28. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Portland Fine Arts Guild, with the Hollywood Boosters, presents a variety of works for sale Monday through Saturday. 42nd Street Station, 2000 N.E. 42nd Ave.

FOLD ORIGAMI
Dec. 1. 4-5 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 may fold origami paper into anime or manga characters. No folding experience necessary. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEE FESTIVAL OF TREES
Dec. 2-3. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3. The 34th annual Providence Festival of Trees features a winter wonderland of 100 trees, with thousands of twinkling lights, decorated by professional and amateur designers. Proceeds benefit Providence Medical Center programs. Information: www.providence.org. Tickets: $10 general, $9 seniors, $8 children 3-12, free for under age 2. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.

PREPARE FOR QUAKE
Dec. 2. 1-3 p.m. Learn what to do for “Earthquake Preparedness: Two Weeks Ready!” The city Office of Emergency Management will outline how to be self-sufficient for at least two weeks if a major earthquake strikes the region. Learn what to put in a preparedness kit, including flashlights, hand-crank radios, first aid kits, water and food. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW GINGERBREAD BRIDGES
Dec. 2. 1:30 p.m. The Rider’s Club takes Tri-Met to the Old Market Pub in Southwest Portland to see “How Much Weight Can a Gingerbread Bridge Hold?” Engineers, architects and students gather to bake gingerbread bridges they hope will take weight. Free. Call for information and reservations: (503) 288-8303. Meet to take a bus from the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

EXHIBIT OPENS AT JUPITER
Dec. 2. 6-8 p.m. Opening reception for Jesse Reno, whose art show, “Bubblegum Geometry,” will continue to Jan. 31. He calls his works the raw ideas of art: color, shape, composition, line and the feeling emitted while expressing creation. Free. Open 24 hours. (503) 230-8010. moc.l1498504145etohr1498504145etipu1498504145j@yre1498504145llag1498504145. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

HEAR JAZZ MUSICIAN
Dec. 2. 7-9 p.m. Enjoy jazz with Elena Welch. No cover. Food selections available. Sip a glass of wine or microbrew. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MARKET DATES SET
Dec. 3 and 17. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for produce, meat, fish and other food products. Year-round on first and third Saturdays. www.hollywood farmersmarket.org. Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock Street.

BUILDING HISTORY SLATED
Dec. 3. 10-11:30 a.m. Architectural historian Thomas Hubka discusses “The Buildings Behind the Buildings,” revealing the architects and buildings from other areas that influenced the designs of early Portland buildings. $20 general, $10 members. Information: (503) 231-7264. Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave.

HEAR “DREAM POLICE”
Dec. 3. 6 p.m. “The Dream Police,” the latest “rock novel” by Randy Blazak, a former sociology professor, is featured with a short performance by Luz Elena Mendoza of Y La Bamba’s. Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

LINDA BLAIR TO VISIT
Dec. 3. 6:30 p.m. Actor Linda Blair, who starred in the 1973 film, “The Exorcist,” participates in an audience question-and-answer session after a screening of the movie directed by William Friedkin. Tickets: $20. Information: (503) 281-1142 or www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEAR SOUL MUSIC
Dec. 3. 7-9 p.m. Hear the soothing soul music of Bees in a Bottle. No cover. Food selections available. Sip a glass of wine or microbrew. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN FLOWER ARRANGING
Dec. 4. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Designer Margarit Petrosyan teaches fresh flower arranging and flower care. Free. Registration required: (503) 5234 or www.multcolib.org. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC SET
Dec. 4. 3 p.m. Rose City Park United Methodist Church presents “Christmas Vespers,” a musical program centered around the birth of Christ, including holiday favorites, contemporary works and carol singing. John Green directs the adult choir, Jennifer O’Leary directs the Wesley Ringers, a bell choir, and Frank Holman directs the Rose City Brass Ensemble. Guest organist is Dan Miller. Free-will offering. Information: (503) 281-1229. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

HEAR SCELZA’S “EP”
Dec. 4. 6 p.m. Stephanie Scelza, who claims she was born to a pack of wolves, finds her voice in funk/blues/folk and her new release “EP.” Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

KNOW WIZARDY TRIVIA?
Dec. 4. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs present an evening of Harry Potter trivia for adult witches, wizards, muggles and squibs age 18 and older. Teams will compete for bragging rights and the TriQuizard Cup. Costumes encouraged. Snacks provided. No late arrivals, please. Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
Dec. 5. 10-11 a.m. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children they didn’t expect. Deal with stresses and rewards of change. Elders in Action presents its “Personal Advocate Program” at this meeting. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

BUILD BASIC WEBSITE
Dec. 6. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to build a basic website using the Google Sites application. You must have a Google or Gmail account before coming to class. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcollib.org. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

CREATE HEAD WRAP
Dec. 6. 5:30-7:30 p.m. A workshop provides step-by-step directions to create different styles of urban head wrapping. Bring your own wrap to the workshop. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

‘BLUE’ SERVICE OFFERED
Dec. 6. 6:30 p.m. A “Blue Christmas” service for those who don’t always feel the seasonal cheer. (503) 258-0992. www.bridgeportucc.org. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave.

WRITING ‘WAR STORIES’
Dec. 6. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Continues to May 2, 2017. Oregon Humanities offers a reading, writing and discussion group, “War Stories,” about the experiences of war and the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Information and registration: Sean Davis (503) 679-3885 or moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145333dp1498504145s1498504145. Meetings at American Legion Post 134, 2104 N.E. Alberta St.

LEARN ESTATE PLANNING
Dec. 7. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Katharine West from Wyse Kadish LLP speaks about estate and gift planning, including the difference between wills and trusts, options for incapacity planning and more. Free. (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

CREATE SPREADSHEETS
Dec. 7. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An introduction to spreadsheets for beginners uses Microsoft Excel 2007 and other products. Also good for those who have used an older versions of Excel. Learn to create, edit, format and save a workbook. Participants must be comfortable using a keyboard and mouse. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killlingsworth St.

STUDY HOME FINANCES
Dec. 7. 2:30-4 p.m. Seniors may look at a variety of home financing options in a program, “Your Home as a Strategic Asset,” developed by the National Council on Aging. Rodrigo Hulse of Peak Mortgage is facilitator. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN SEASONAL SCIENCE
Dec. 7. 4-4:45 p.m. Children ages 5-11 learn about science from the North Pole. See how Eggbert gets down the chimney. Defrost a chemical snowman and see powders burst into color. Analyze a substance said to have come from an iceberg. And more. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LISTEN TO THE GRAHAMS
Dec. 7. 5:30 p.m. Alyssa and Doug Graham, folk/Americana/roots music specialists, present a new album, “Glory Bound.” Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

LEARN ABOUT GOOD BOOKS
Dec. 7. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Library staff and teens discuss some of the best books of the year for children, teens and adults. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR BIG BAND
Dec. 7. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Listen to the 18-piece New Horizons Big Band play swinging tunes. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MAIL FROM SENIOR CENTER
Dec. 8. 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. The U.S. Post Office offers a holiday postal booth for packages and mailing. Packages must be under 10 pounds and a flat rate will be charged for small, medium and large packages. Stamps available for domestic and international mail. The postal booth takes cash and checks with photo identification. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

BEER FEST IN ST. JOHNS
Dec. 9 and 10. Noon to midnight. Dec. 11 hours: noon to 6 p.m. Sixth annual St. Johns Winter Beer Fest moves to a larger location. Urban German and Ash Woodfired Pizza available. Partners: Liberty Capital Investments and Urban Living Property Management. Plaza in St. Johns, 8608 N. Lombard St.

VIEW TARZAN AT CENTER
Dec. 9. 1 p.m. View “The Legend of Tarzan,” in which Tarzan, having acclimated to London life, is called back to the jungle to investigate activities at a mining camp. Stars Alexander Skarsgard, Rory Saper, Samuel L. Jackson and Margot Robbie. $1 suggested donation. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SEE TARZAN IN N. PORTLAND
Dec. 9. 1 p.m. See “The Legend of Tarzan.” Tarzan, after living in Victorian England, returns to the jungle to investigate activities at a mining camp. Free. Information and registration: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

FLOAT TO VIEW FILM
Dec. 9. 4-5:30 p.m. Splash in a warm water pool while watching a film, “Finding Dory.” Free for members; $10 adult and $5 youth non-members. (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

GALLERY SETS SALE
Dec. 9. 6-9 p.m. Holiday party and opening of show and sale by local artists, including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, ornaments, cards and more. Hours: Noon- 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. (503) 280-6329. www.albertastreetgallery.com. Alberta Street Gallery, 2724 N.E. Alberta St.

HEAR JAZZ WITH WINE
Dec. 9. 7-9 p.m. Enjoy jazz with Natalia K. Burgess and Friends. No cover. Food selections available. Sip a glass of wine or microbrew. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

IMAGO SLATES ‘LA BELLE’
Dec. 9. 7 p.m. See “La Belle,” the Beauty and the Beast story set in a steamship’s engine room by Imago Theatre. Continues to Jan. 8, 2017. Tickets: $19.50 to $42.50. (503) 231-9581 or TicketsWest.com. www.imagotheatre.com/belle . Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

SEE ‘SPARTACUS’ IN 70mm
Dec. 9 and 10. 7 p.m. View Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 film, “Spartacus,” in 70 mm, a deluxe film format. Kirk Douglas stars as the slave trained to kill for the arena who eventually leads other slaves in a rebellion. Co-stars Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Woody Strode, with a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. Tickets: Start at $12. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 493-1128. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E.

LEARN ABOUT NORTHEAST VILLAGE PDX
Dec. 10. 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  Northeast Village PDX is neighbors helping neighbors age at home. Memberships are available at two levels: full service (transportation, help with home maintenance and yard work, access to vetted vendors, social events and programs); and associate (access to vetted vendors, social events and programs). Participants may become members and/or volunteers. Free. Gregory Heights Library, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd.

ANGEL PROVIDES COMEDY
Dec. 10. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Comedy entertainer Angel Ocasio combines magic, juggling, music and physical comedy to provide “Angel’s Hilarious Holiday Show” for families. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LISTEN TO SINGER
Dec. 10. 7-9 p.m. Hear singer Maria Webster. No cover. Food selections available. Sip a glass of wine or microbrew. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

VIEW ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’
Dec. 11 and 12. 1:30 and 4 p.m. View Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty,” in 70mm, a deluxe film format. It is the first animated film to be photographed in Super Technirama. In the film, evil fairy Maleficent, snubbed by the royal family, places a spell on a princess, which only a prince can break. (503) 493-1128. Tickets start at $12. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEAR GERMAN CAROLS
Dec. 11. 3 p.m. Hear the Liedertafel Harmonie presenting German Christmas carols and the Encore Brass bringing seasonal sounds. Also a Christmas cookie sale. Admission $10 but children under age 7 are free. Includes cookies and beverages. (503) 775-1585. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda.

HEAR ‘ROYAL BLUES’
Dec. 13. Noon. Grant High School Royal Blues Choir performs holiday music. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SENIORS SLATE PARTY
Dec. 14. 2-4 p.m. Join the Hollywood Senior Center in celebrating the holidays with an afternoon of music, gift exchange and desserts. Bring a gently used and wrapped book, CD or DVD to exchange with another guest. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR LEADERSHIP TALK
Dec. 14. 6-9 p.m. Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah County libraries director, speaks on leadership as part of an ongoing speaker series. Free. (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT E-DEVICE
Dec. 15. 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. A computer tutor gives 45-minute tutorials for cell phones, tablets and laptops. Bring a fully-charged device. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center computer lab, 9009 N. Foss St.

CREATE SMALL TREE
Dec. 15. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Artist Kathy Karbo will share techniques, tools and tips for creating a tabletop tree for a festive centerpiece. Explore decorative papers, wire and beads. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SING ‘THE MESSIAH’
Dec. 16. 7 p.m. Twietmeyer Properties presents the 23rd annual Sing Along Messiah, directed by Jana Hart with organist Laurie Chinn and narrator Pastor Amanda Zentz. Scores provided. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early arrival encouraged. Information: moc.n1498504145sm@tg1498504145ethe1498504145. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

HEAR ‘LOST HAWAIIANS’
Dec. 16. 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a jazzy taste of the tropics with The Lost Hawaiians. No cover. Food selections available. Sip a glass of wine or microbrew. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

BAROQUE CONCERT SLATED
Dec. 16. 7:30 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir presents a Baroque Holiday Concert featuring J.S. Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio,” parts 4-6, plus works by Antonio Vivaldi and Heinrich Schutz. Directed by Ralph Nelson and Emma Riggle. Tickets: $30 general, $25 students and seniors, available at www.brownpapertickets.com . Concert information: (503) 702-1973. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

LABYRINTH, TAIZE SERVICE SET
Dec. 17. 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.

LISTEN TO FOLK MUSIC
Dec. 17. 7-9 p.m. Hear the folk music of Ky Burt. No cover. Food selections available. Sip a glass of wine or microbrew. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEAR GREEK CAROLS
Dec. 17. 8 p.m. Boston-based Psaltikon presents a Byzantine Christmas with Greek carols and Byzantine chant, played with traditional instruments. Directed by Spyridon Antonopoulos, director of Cappella Romana. Tickets $22. www.cappellaromana.org. (503) 236-8202. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 3131 N.E. Glisan St.

JAZZ BAND TO PERFORM
Dec. 18. 2-4 p.m. Second Wind Jazz Band brings its Ho-Ho-Ho performance. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40thAve.

TREAT DIGESTIVE DISORDERS
Dec. 18. 2-4 p.m. Treat digestive disorders with medical QiGong which may relieve the stress underlying heartburn, bloating, indigestion, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and others. People without disorders also welcome. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234 or www.multcolib.org. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

DAY CAMP SLATED
Dec. 19-22; Dec. 27-30. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day camp for ages 6-11, including games, crafts, swimming. Choose one day or all eight. Members $40 per day; $50 non-members. Scholarships available. Pre-registration required: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

SING ALONG WITH JUDY
Dec. 20. Noon to 12:30 p.m. Judy Dwyer will play the piano and sing holiday tunes, encouraging the audience to sing along. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

RESERVE BALL TICKETS
Dec. 23. Deadline to seek reservations for the Laurelhurst Club’s New Year’s Eve Ball, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 with a social hour. Dinner is at 8 p.m. and a dance band plays from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $110 per couple. Information: Sue Van Winkle (503) 234-6725 or ten.t1498504145sacmo1498504145c@elk1498504145niwna1498504145v14na1498504145sus1498504145. Laurelhurst Club, 3721 S.E. Ankeny St.

SERVICE WITH CANDLES
Dec. 24. 7 p.m. A Christmas Eve candlelight and Holy Communion service. (503) 258-0992. www.bridgeportucc.org. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave.

CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS
Dec. 27. Noon. Celebrate the birthdays of seniors born in December. Free lunch for celebrants. Suggested donation of $3 for those over 60 and $7.89 for persons under age 60. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CELEBRATE KWANZAA
Dec. 27. 6-7:30 p.m. Celebrate “Kuiichagulia,” or self-determination, the second principle of Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, community and culture based on African-American heritage and values. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killlingsworth St.

SEE BLAZERS, MENORAH
Dec. 28. 7 p.m. The Portland Trail Blazers and Chabad of Oregon host a Jewish Heritage Night on the fifth night of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. A pre-game social includes Kosher food and drinks before the Blazers meet the Sacramento Kings. A Menorah lighting is at half-time. Commemorative Chanukah Night T-shirt available with “Trail Blazers” in Hebrew script. Tickets: $29, $68 and $125 at www.Rosequarter.com/Chabad. (503) 235-8771. Moda Center, 1 N. Center Court St.

SING WITH MR. HOO
Dec. 29. 11-11:45 a.m. Music with Mr. Hoo is for kids and their grown-ups. He plays the guitar, ukulele and kazoo while inviting the audience to join in clapping and singing traditional and original songs. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

ONGOING

AID OFFERED FOR ANXIETY
Dec. 1 or 6. 6:30 p.m. Separate groups continue Tuesdays or Thursdays. A depression and anxiety support group uses the cognitive behavioral training system of the non-profit Recovery International. Information: (503) 810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org. Blog: www.selfhelptools.org. Tuesday meetings at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave. Thursday meetings at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8705 E. Burnside St.

DE-STRESS WITH YOGA
Dec. 1. 6:45-8:15 a.m. Introduction to “deep release” yoga with Jen Rhoads to help participants with self-care and preparation for the coming season. Dress in layers and socks for comfort. $16 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

AID OFFERED SENIORS
Dec. 2 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. first, third and fourth Fridays; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. second Fridays. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. North Portland Senior Services offers information, assistance and activities. Free. (971) 285-6939. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

SEEK PAIN RELIEF
Dec. 2. 10-11 a.m. Continues Fridays. Dec. 5. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. Gentle movement and awareness exercise can heal chronic pain. $15 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

MANAGE DIABETES
Dec. 2 and 16. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues first and third Fridays. A diabetes support group helps members understand and manage the disease with nutrition. December’s topic is holiday eating and blood sugar control. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

EXERCISE FOR ARTHRITIS
Dec. 5 and 7. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. 11 a.m. to Noon. Arthritis exercise program promotes optimum joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. Led by a trained instructor. $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TOPS MEETING SET
Dec. 6. 8:30-10 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

HI-STEPPERS EXERCISE
Dec. 6 and 7. Continues Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 8:45-9:45 a.m. Hi-Steppers exercise group. $1 suggested donation. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CARE GIVEN CARE-GIVERS
Dec. 6 and 20. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Continues first and third Tuesdays. Families, partners and caregivers of older adults discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a loved one. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TAI CHI AIDS BALANCE
Dec. 6. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. Tai Chi classes improve balance, muscle strength, mobility. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace community room, 4720 N. Trenton St.

STUDY RINPOCHE
Dec. 6 and 20. 7:15-9 p.m. Continues first and third Tuesdays. Explore Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings, based on his books, “The Joy of Living” and “Joyful Wisdom.” Includes guided meditations, experiential exercises and questions to foster group discussion. Drop-ins welcome. Free. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Movement Arts and Healing Center, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

INSURANCE AID SLATED
Dec. 9 and 14. By appointment. Continues second and fourth Fridays. SHIBA, Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance, offers help with Medicare and other health insurance with trained volunteers associated with Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services. Assistance for beneficiaries, family members, caregivers and advocates. Free. Appointments: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

COPING WITH DEMENTIA
Dec. 14 and 18. 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.

UPCOMING

‘GIVING BACK’ EXHIBIT SET
Jan. 13, 2017. A touring exhibit, “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited,” highlights the valuable legacy of African-American philanthropists and their influence in transforming society. The exhibit, presented by MRG Foundation, includes photographs, narratives, iPad kiosks, video and interactive digital apps featuring music, poetry, photography and more. Continues through early March. Free. (503) 288-9371. Hours vary: www.cu-portland.edu/. Concordia University’s George R. White Library and Learning Center, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

PETER ROCK TO AID LIBRARY
Jan. 18. 7 p.m. The Grant High School library is hosting “A Literary Evening with Peter Rock,” with proceeds to help such fund library programs. Tickets: $25 at https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Stories-and-Savories-Library-Fundraiser/Id8wz . Information: librarian Paige Battle ten.s1498504145pp@el1498504145ttabp1498504145. Event at Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

YOUNG ACTORS PLAN COMEDY
Jan. 27. 7 p.m. In “Impulse,” theater students 14-18 years old create fast-paced comedic scenes and games based on audience suggestions. Continues to Feb. 12. Hours: 7 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at door, $8 subscribers. (503 228-3545. www.octc.org/impulse. Oregon Children’s Theatre, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

PRESCHOOL OPENS DOOR
Feb. 4. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Attend the open house for Hancock Street Preschool, a cooperative preschool started in 1984. It is focused on curiosity, creativity and community. Families are welcome. Online applications available starting Jan. 10. www.hancockstreetpreschool.com. (503) 750-1904. Inside Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

HEAR HOLLYROOD PLANS
Feb. 16, 2017. 9-10 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents may gain information about the 2017-2018 kindergarten program and meet the principal and assistant principal at either session. Registration packets will be available for return by March 24. To register a child, parent needs proof of address, child’s birth certificate, proof of immunizations and emergency contacts. Questions: Karen Calabrese (503) 916-6166, Beverly Cleary Hollyrood School, 3560 N.E. Hollyrood Court, one block south of Knott Street. – Janet Goetze

November 2016

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

The Satori Men’s Chorus will perform with Northwest recording artists Sky In The Road on Nov. 19. at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave. (Portland Gay Men's Chorus)

The Satori Men’s Chorus will perform with Northwest recording artists Sky In The Road on Nov. 19. at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave. (Portland Gay Men’s Chorus)

LEARN WINDOWS 10
Nov. 1. 9:30-11:30 a.m. If you are a beginner and confused by Windows 10, bring a fully charged laptop or tablet to learn the basics. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, (503) 988-5234 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

GUARDINO SHOWS ‘SPILLED’ ART
Nov. 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artist Lynda Jikai Golan’s series, “We Didn’t Plan It.” Sculptor Terresa “Michuar” White works in clay and bronze. Stacy Polson works in needle felting to create “wool paintings.” 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.

GAIN HELP WITH E-DEVICE
Nov. 1. 5:30-7 p.m. Meet for 30 minutes with a Tech helper who will help find answers to technology questions. Please bring a fully-charged electronic device. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, (503) 988-5234 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

HEAD WRAPPING MADE EASY
Nov. 1. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Urban head wrapping is a fashionable way to protect hair from rain and sun or to add a personal touch to any outfit. Learn step-by-step to create different styles and techniques. Please bring a head wrap to the workshop. Free. Registration required: multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

RED SAUCE PIZZA TO DONATE FUNDS
Nov. 2. 4:30-9:30 p.m. Thirty percent of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Grant High School Global Outreach Club’s Kenyan water project. The club’s goal of $12,000 will fund an entire water system in Kakamega, Kenya. Red Sauce Pizza, 4935 N.E. 42nd Ave

KY BURT TO PERFORM
Nov. 2. 6 p.m. Multi-instrumentalist Ky Burt brings his Americana/avant-garde folk sounds to songs that tell of miles traveled, landscapes gone by, loves won and lost, and the search for a sense of place in a complex world. Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

TUTOR GIVES COMPUTER AID
Nov. 3 and 10. 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and Noon. Computer tutor John Lucas offers guidance for using a cell phone, iPad or computer. Bring a fully-charged device. Free but donations appreciated. Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SENIORS TO GET HEAT AID
Nov. 3. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors may make an appointment for help in applying for LIHEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program): (503) 288-8303. Free. A partnership with Impact NW. Seniors must bring photo identification, Social Security card, income statement (no bank statements), most recent bills from gas or electric company or name of oil company and water bill if applying for water payment assistance. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

KNOW YOUR CANNABIS
Nov. 3. 10:30 a.m. to Noon. “Know Your Cannabis” workshop includes information about edibles, topical and tinctures, right strains and proper dosages. Free. No walk-ins. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

JOB-SEEKERS SOUGHT
Nov. 3. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Companies that value diversity and are willing to include people facing barriers to employment will meet with candidates. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a resume and dress professionally. Employers include TriMet, PHC Northwest, UPS, Goodwill, Metro, the City of Portland, Comcast, Job Corps, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Portland Youth Builders, Constructing Hope, Concordia University, and more. Presented by Straight Path, Inc., and Our 42nd Avenue. Information: Clarence Larkins: gro.c1498504145nihta1498504145pthgi1498504145arts@1498504145ecner1498504145alC1498504145 or (503) 309-0663. Event at Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center, 5600 N.E. 42nd Ave., at Killlingsworth Street.

CENTER PLANS ARTS SHOW
Nov. 4. 4-8 p.m. Fine Art & Cool Crafts Show & Sale, with live music, complimentary wine and cheese and work by local artists. Proceeds support programs of the independent, non-profit Northeast Community Center. Information: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. NE Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

SCHOOL TO RAISE FUNDS
Nov. 4. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Trinity Lutheran School invites adult alumni, teachers and friends to the annual “Advance the Potential of Our Students” event to help raise funds for financial aid, required by 60 percent of current students. Appetizers, adult and soft drinks and information available from speakers including the new principal, Chris Herold, Pastors Tim Brandt and Gary Krumdieck and student Raven Pearce. Event free. Questions and RSVP: (503) 288-6403. gro.d1498504145naltr1498504145oPyti1498504145nirT@14985041452ecif1498504145fO1498504145. www.trinityportland.org. Trinity Lutheran School gym, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.

GAIN iPAD KNOWLEDGE
Nov. 5 and 12. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A two-part class helps you learn to use your iPad, settings, apps and more. Bring the iPad fully charged. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LEARN ABOUT WILD FOODS
Nov. 5. 2-5 p.m. In “Wild Foods in Survival & Self Reliance,” John Kallas of Wild Food Adventures will discuss how to determine if and when wild foods are desirable, which plants to seek, what your priorities are for both recreational and unplanned survival situations. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR BOB MALONE
Nov. 5. 3 p.m. Bob Malone, keyboardist for John Fogarty’s Live Band, is touring solo with his high-energy piano and a voice all his own. His music blends rock, blues and New Orleans rhythm & blues. His latest release is “Mojo Deluxe.” Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3156 E. Burnside St.

SEE ARTISTS’ POP-UP BOOKS
Nov. 5. 4-6 p.m. Artists’ reception for creators of pop-up books, those three-dimensional works of art, hidden inside the pages of a book, that captivate the child in all of us. This international, juried exhibition features hand-made books that pop up, move, slide, twirl, whirl, light up and even sound off. Continues until Dec. 17. Free viewing. Open Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday or by appointment. www.23sandy.com. (503) 927-4409. 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 N.E. 23rd Ave.

RECALL ‘MR. HOLLAND’ FILM
Nov. 5. 7 p.m. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” the movie filmed in Portland and set in Grant High School. All Classical Portland, the classical radio station, and Hollywood Theatre invite Tickets: $8 or $5 for All Classical Portland donors and Hollywood Theatre members. To order: www.hollywoodtheatre.org or call (503) 281-4215. Proceeds benefit the radio station. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FAMILY FARMERS PICK-UP SET
Nov. 6. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up meat and produce already ordered through Friends of Family Farmers. Information and ordering details: www.friendsoffamilyfarmers.org or contact Erinn at 503-581-7124. Rigler Elementary School, 5401 NE Prescott St.

CREATE TERRARIUMS
Nov. 7. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn how to plant extraordinary terrariums, miniature gardens in containers, and their history. Take home a terrarium of your own. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in the Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEAR STAND-UP COMICS
Nov. 7. 8-9 p.m. Comedy League Night premiers with stand-up comedians, each presenting five minutes of never-before-seen material. They include Adam Pasi, JoAnn Schinderle, Jacob Christopher, Dylan Jenkins, Daniel Martin Austin and Deira Bowie and a top set with host Tony C. Suggested $3-5 donation. Over 21. Upstairs at Sam’s Hollywood Billiards, 1845 N.E. 41st Ave.

MEDICARE AID OFFERED
Nov. 8 and 18. To learn about changes in Medicare health and drug insurance and to compare plans, make a one-hour appointment with Multnomah County Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA). Appointments line: (503) 988-3646. More information about Medicare plans: www.medicare.gov or www.oregon.gov/dcbs/shiba. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

STAY WELL FOR HOLIDAYS
Nov. 8. 1-2 p.m. Have a “Conversation on Aging: Holiday Wellness.” Discuss what is important about the holidays and explore ways to bring those into your celebrations. Reduce stress and focus on things that bring meaning and joy. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

EAT DELICIOUS VEGGIES
Nov. 8. 5:30-6:15 p.m. “Food Hero” tasting and presentation with nutrition educators from the Oregon State University Extension Service. See how easy it is to eat more fruits and vegetables and get inspiration from healthy recipes to try at home. Participants receive recipes, a small gift and something delicious to taste. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAT AID OFFERED SENIORS
Nov. 9, 22 and 29. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors get help staying warm this winter. Apply for the LIHEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program). Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Bring photo identification, Social Security card, income statement, most recent bills from electric or gas company or name of oil company, and water bill if applying for bill payment. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FOIL WEEDS NATURALLY
Nov. 9. 6:30-9 p.m. Learn about common weeds and other plant invaders that can take over a yard. The East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District offers effective tips to halt weeds without resorting to synthetic herbicides. Free. Information: (503) 222-7645. Registration required. East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, 5211 N. Williams Ave.

CONTROL PESTS WITH BUGS
Nov. 10. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn to attract beetles, flies, lacewings and other bugs that provide free pest control from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Free. Information: (503) 222-7645. Registration required. Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 N.E. 47th Ave.

SEE ‘CAFE SOCIETY’ FILM
Nov. 11. 1 p.m. View “Café Society,” directed by Woody Allen, about a young Bronx native who moves to Hollywood in the 1930s, falls in love with the secretary of a powerful uncle, returns to New York and is swept up in the vibrant high society world. Free. Information and registration: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

SKI GEAR TO SELL, SWAP
Nov. 11. 6:30-9 p.m. or Nov. 12. Starting at 9 a.m. Skiers and snowboarders can drop off equipment to sell or swap in an event to support East Side high schools’ ski team (Benson, Grant, Cleveland, Franklin and Madison Highs). Supported by Northeast Community Center, Atomic and Blizzard skis, the Mountain Shop and others. Sale hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at 1606 N.E. 37th Ave.

HAND-MADE ITEMS IN SALE
Nov. 12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A holiday craft bazaar features handmade baby items, knit items, quilts, bags, jewelry, aprons, soaps and more. Information: (503)288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT NE VILLAGE
Nov. 12. 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 (transportation, help with home maintenance and yard work, access to vetted vendors, events and programs) and associate (access to vetted vendors, events and programs). Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Hancock St.

SOMA SPACE OPENS HOUSE
Nov. 13. Noon to 4 p.m. An open house includes mini-classes, a chance to meet teachers and see a few performances. Information: (971) 258-1885 or www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

CENTER SETS STORYTELLING
Nov. 13. 3-4:30 p.m. In “An Afternoon of Storytelling,” hear diverse voices in an event hosted by Paul Iarrobino. Light refreshments. Free but seating is limited. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN TO BLOG
Nov. 15. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to Blog with WordPress and sign up for a WordPress.com blog account. Class also covers basic copyright rules and where to seek help. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, (503) 988-5234 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

BASKETBALL SET FOR YOUTH
November 15, 17, 18. 5:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday. Ages 5-11 register for Winter Youth Basketball League to learn fundamentals, build relationships and have fun. League runs Jan. 16-March 5, 2017. One weekday practice and one weekend game each week. Scholarships available. Preregistration required: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

EXPLORE OUR DNA
Nov. 15. 6-7:30 p.m. “Sex in the Stone Age: Our Hybrid DNA” explores the winding road that leads to our being the only human species out of at least 20 earlier ones, including Neanderthal and Denisovans, whose DNA is in our blood. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund and The Library Foundation. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR ABOUT FIRST RESIDENTS
Nov. 15. 6:30-7:30 p.m. “A Shared City: Native Americans in Early Portland History” will be revealed by Portland historian Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D. Recently uncovered information about Native Americans, living along the Willamette River and other nearby sites, indicates they outnumbered early white arrivals by three to one. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, (503) 988-5234 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

WAR RESISTERS PLAN FILMS
Nov. 15. 7-9 p.m. The Portland chapter of War Resisters League seeks volunteers to help with student outreach projects and shows films: “Bitter Lake,” a 2015 BBC documentary directed by Adam Curtis, about the war in Afghanistan. It includes an interview with Seth Kershner, co-author of “Counter-Recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools.”Also showing a 10-minute film, “Education, Not Militarization.” Free. Information: ten.t1498504145sacmo1498504145c@woh1498504145cseur1498504145gj1498504145. 2116 N.E. 18th Ave.

THANKSGIVING MEAL SET
Nov. 16. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Deadline to make reservations for a “Very Gleaner” Thanksgiving dinner and conversation, scheduled Nov. 24 from 3:30-6 p.m. Appetizers at 3:30 p.m., with dinner served at 4 p.m. An optional donation is a gift card to any grocery store, but otherwise free. Bring a container to take home any leftovers. Make reservations early at (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CALL THE COMPUTER TUTOR
Nov. 17. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A computer tutor helps explain uses of the phone, tablet or laptop, PC or Apple. Bring the device fully charged. Register for a 45-minute appointment at (503) 288-8303. Free. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

SOAK IN POOL, SEE FILM
Nov. 18. 4-5:30 p.m. All ages may splash in warm water while watching “Kung Fu Panda 3.” Free for members, non-members $10 adult, $5 youth. Information: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

CELEBRATE GAMES DAY
Nov. 19. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate International Games Day with a variety of activities for fun and to meet new people. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
Nov. 19. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candlelight labyrinth in the second-floor Great Hall. Free. . A healing and wholeness service, with music in the Taize tradition, begins at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Free-will offering. (503) 287-1289. www.westprespdx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Hancock St.

GAIN FREEDOM BY DOWNSIZING
Nov. 19. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Upside of Downsizing Conference for boomers, seniors and their adult children. Learn benefits of downsizing. Includes presenters, exhibitors, lunch, event materials and parking. Tickets $25 through Nov. 5, $35 beginning Nov. 6. wwww.upsideofdownsizing.com. 503-208-9421. Holiday Inn Conference Center, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd.

SATORI MEN’S CHORUS TO PERFORM
Nov. 19. 7:30 p.m. Poetry and music intertwine as Satori joins with voices of N.W. recording artists Sky In The Road. Adults $15, ages six thru ten $7, children under five free. No one turned away for lack of funds. Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

FOOTPRINTS, MOMS AND MIMOSAS
Nov. 19. 9-10:30 a.m. Join us for a fun morning of pottery painting for moms and little ones ages 0-5 years with snacks, mimosas, and ten percent off all pottery painting. Hand and foot
prints make great holiday gifts for loved ones. Reservations recommended.  (503) 288-0770. Mimosa Studios , 1718 N.E. Alberta Street.

TURKEY DINNER SET
Nov. 20. Noon to 2 p.m. The Wy-East Unitarian Church and Hollywood Senior Center invite people to a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with music and fellowship. Guests are welcome to bring a dish, but it’s not necessary. Free. Reservations required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

POSTCARDS BECOME NOTEBOOK
Nov. 20. 2-4 p.m. Make a notebook from postcards – just the size for a pocket. Many postcards provided or bring your own. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LEARN ABOUT FOSTER CARE
Nov. 28. 6:30-7:30 p.m. In “Caring for Another: Demystify the Foster Care System,” learn what it would be like to be a child coming into foster care, how it impacts the community and how you can help. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MAKE CARDS BY COMPUTER
Nov. 29. 9:30-11:30 a.m. If you know how to use Microsoft Word, you can learn how to make greeting cards, invitations or flyers. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, (503) 988-5234 or in the Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

ENROLL FOR HEALTH CARE
Nov. 29. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Get answers about the open enrollment process for health insurance. Interpreters provided with 48 hours notice. Offered in partnership with the Multnomah County Health Department and Health Plans in Oregon. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LEARN COMPUTER BASICS
Nov. 29. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of a computer, the keyboard and a mouse, in a relaxed class. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5394 or in the North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

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 GROUP MEETS
Nov. 1. 8:30-10 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angles Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

CAREGIVERS SHARE IDEAS
Nov. 1 and 15. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues first and third Tuesdays. Family caregivers of older adults can discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing assistance for a loved one. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

RELAX WITH YOGA
Nov. 2. 1-2 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. Release Yoga, with focus on meditation and breathing techniques, aims for relaxation, peaceful mechanisms for daily struggles and reaching maximum potential in life. Instructor Breana DePriest. Suggested donation $5-$10. www.somaspace.us/classes. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

HELP WITH COMPUTADORAS
Nov. 2 and 7. 4-5:30 p.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Computer help in Spanish and English. Es una session abierta para usar las computadoras y disponer de asistencia en ingles y espanol. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

VIETNAMESE LEARN E-MAIL
Nov. 2. 4-5:30 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. Library volunteers provide one-on-one computer assistance for Vietnamese speakers, offering such basic functions as setting up e-mails, applications and filling out on-line forms. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

REDUCE STRESS, PAIN
Nov. 2. 7-9 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. Transform struggle with stress, pain, illness or reactivity in sessions called “Mindfulness for Stress Reduction & Life Balance.” Suggested donation $15. Information: moc.s1498504145senlu1498504145fdnim1498504145ydobd1498504145nim@y1498504145cnan1498504145 or (503) 890-8965. Whole Foods Market, upstairs Studio 1, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave.

MOVE TO DEAL WITH PAIN
Nov. 4. 10-11 a.m. Continues Fridays. Gentle movement and exercise to deal with chronic pain and injuries. Jacqueline Rubinstein leads the class. $15 drop-in fee. www.somaspace.us/classes. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace: Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

MANAGE DIABETES
Nov. 4 and 18. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues first and third Fridays of the month. A new diabetes support group helps people understand and manage the disease with good nutrition. Led by nurse Cindy Kneale of the National University of Natural Medicine. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME SET
Nov. 5. 10:30 a.m. Continues Saturdays. Children and parents may hear favorite books, sing songs and tell interactive stories for about 30 minutes. Free. Information: (503) 493-6370. Jody Thurston NW Center for Children’s Literature in Concordia University library, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

GLEANERS SHARE PRODUCE
Nov. 7. 8:30 a.m. Continues Mondays. Neighborhood Gleaners bring fresh fruits and vegetables from the Hollywood Farmers Market. Please allow all to share in the bounty. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
Nov. 7. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Mondays of the month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children they didn’t expect at this stage of life. Understand the possibilities of happiness and the stress of change, and how to deal with it for the well being of relatives and children. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

TAI CHI AIDS BALANCE
Nov. 7 and 9. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” was developed by Oregon Research Institute researchers to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

COPING WITH ALZHEIMER’S
Nov. 9. 1-3 p.m.; Nov. 20. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month and third Sunday of the month. In an Alzheimer’s caregivers support group, family members share ideas for coping and caring. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

INSURANCE AID GIVEN SENIORS
Nov. 11. Morning appointments. Continues second Fridays of the month. Use SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) for help with Medicare or other health insurance. Provided by trained volunteers from Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services. Services are for Medicare beneficiaries, family members, caregivers and advocates. Free. Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

EXPRESSION THROUGH DANCE
Nov. 14 and 28. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Continues second and fourth Mondays. “The Alchemy of Improv: Express Your Soul through Dance.” Jess Young helps class members gain knowledge of how to progress through blocks, feelings of insecurity and how to find the creative wellspring. $15 each session. www.somaspace.us/classes. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace:Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

UPCOMING

MOMENTS OF PEACE AT LUMINANCE STUDIO
November 25 through December 23. Friday afternoons beginning at 3:30 p.m. Half hour of restorative guided relaxation with Laura Washington ND. No special skill or ability required. Make yourself comfortable with mats and blankets or sit in a chair. Release the busy and rest in a moment of peace. Free. Two sessions on December 2 during Fremont Holiday Fest at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Luminance Yoga Studio. 3430 N.E. 41st Ave. – Janet Goetze

October 2016

 Photographer Geoffrey Hiller explores unknown Portland via the No. 75 TriMet bus at the Concordia University library and learning center through Dec. 14. (Geoffrey Hiller/Bus 75: Hidden Portland)

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller explores unknown Portland via the No. 75 TriMet bus at the Concordia University library and learning center through Dec. 14. (Geoffrey Hiller/Bus 75: Hidden Portland)

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

EAT WILD PLANTS SAFELY
Oct. 1. 2-5 p.m. Learn about safe wild foods for survival and self-reliance. Presented by John Kallas of Wild Food Adventures. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

PLAY FEATURES EDITOR
Oct. 1. 7:30 p.m. Margie Boule portrays Vogue Magazine editor Diana Vreeland in “Full Gallop,” a play continuing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6,7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 2. Vreeland stood at the center of American style for five decades, then faced a turning point in her life when she was fired as Vogue’s editor. Tickets $15-$35. Box office (503) 239-5919 or www.app.arts-people.com . The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CARTOONIST TO READ BOOK
Oct. 2. 11 a.m. Cartoonist Matthew Holm shares his middle school novel, “Marvin and the Moths,” co-written with Jonathan Follett, a hilarious send-up of middle school. Free reading. Copies of Holm’s books available for purchase. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

BENSON SUBJECT OF TALK
Oct. 2. 2-3 p.m. Author, filmmaker and historian Sig Unander tells the story of Norwegian immigrant Simon Benson, lumber king, civic leader and visionary who contributed to Oregon industry, led the movement for good roads, Multnomah Falls, “Benson Bubbler” fountains, Benson High School and Benson Hotel. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LEARN CYBERSECURITY IQ
Deanna Allred and Michelle Lamb from Albina Community Bank discuss online/mobile banking safety. Light Refreshments. Free. Northeast Community Center, multi-purpose room, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

GROUP AIDS GRANDPARENTS
Oct. 3. 10-11 a.m. A new support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children they didn’t expect. Free. Continues first Monday of the month. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

CHABAD SETS SERVICE
Oct. 3-4. 10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah, with children’s program at 11 a.m.; ram’s horn (shofar) blowing at 11:30 a.m. No background or affiliation necessary. Reservations recommended: www.jewishnortheastcom.clhosting.org/ (503) 309-4490. Chabad of Northeast Portland, 2858 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

ABSTRACT ART IN SHOW
Oct. 4. Open 24/7. View “Where Grasses Grow Over Me,” an abstract art collection by Christopher St. John. Artist reception 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Continues to Nov. 29. (503) 230-8010. moc.l1498504145etohr1498504145etipu1498504145j@yre1498504145llag1498504145. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

GREEK ATTIRE IN EXHIBIT
Oct. 4. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. View traditional Greek clothing in an exhibit, “A Voyage Through Greece: Traditional Dress of the Hellenes.” The clothing varies from place to place, influenced by the cultures of the many people who traveled there. Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday; 2-5 p.m. Saturday; Noon to 1 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 31. Free, but donations appreciated. Information and group tours: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145XDPMC1498504145CAH1498504145 or (503) 858-8567. Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum, 3131 N.E. Glisan St.

MENTORS SUPPORT TEENS
Oct. 4. 6-7:30 p.m. View “All the Difference,” a film tracing the paths of two South Side Chicago teens who worked hard and gained support from family, teachers and mentors, who made all the difference in the youths’ success. Directed by Tod Lending with executive producer Wes Moore. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LEARN MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
Oct. 5. 7-9 p.m. Transform relationship to stress at drop-in mindfulness class with Nancy Boros. Continues Wednesdays, Oct 12, 19 and 26. $15 suggested donation. www.mindbodymindfulness.com. Whole Foods, 3535 N.E. Fremont St., upstairs in Studio One.

ART HONORS WOMEN
Oct. 7. Noon to 6 p.m. View letterpress-printed broadsides forming the second part of “Dead Feminists: Historical Heroines in Living Color” by designer-artist Chandler O’Leary and designer-printer Jessica Spring. Continues to Oct. 29. Artists’ reception: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 22. Gallery hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday or by appointment. www.23sandy.com. (503) 927-4409. 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 N.E. 23rd Ave.

42ND AVE HARVEST CELEBRATION
Oct. 8. Noon-4 p.m. Farmers market, makers, food, games and live music. Come share a meal with your neighbor. In the lots of Rose’s Ice Cream, Old Salt Marketplace, Pizza Jerk and Red Sauce Pizza.

BASKETBALL CLINICS FOR KIDS
Oct. 8. 10-11:15 a.m. Basketball clinic with Concordia University coach for ages 6-8. For ages 8-11, a clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Scholarships available. Center members $16, non-members $20. Preregistration required: www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

CHURCH PLANS ‘DEPAVING’
Oct. 8. 11:45 to 4 p.m. Volunteers may join Depave to remove pavement at a church to make way for plantings. Depave provides tools and safety gear, but volunteers MUST wear long pants and closed-toe shoes to pull up pavement. Other work includes digging, planting, mulching and green roof installation. Refreshments provided. Funding comes from Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and the Community Watershed Stewardship Program. Information and to RSVP: www.depave.org/greenspaces. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT VILLAGE PLAN
Oct. 8. 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, where neighbors help neighbors age at home, an idea growing across the country. Services scheduled to begin Nov. 1. Free presentation. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

TEAM AIDS TEENS IN FILM
Oct. 8. 4-5:30 p.m. Youth in grades 6-12 may view the film “HOLLA,” which explores the lives of three young women mentored on a basketball team after rising housing costs and new development forced their families to outer Portland and Gresham. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

HEAR ‘CRY BABY’ MUSIC
Oct. 8. 5 p.m. A special preview performance of select songs from the rock opera “Cry Baby,” John Waters’ tribute to the 1950s music of Baltimore. Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

KING FARMERS MARKET SCAVENGER HUNT
Oct. 9 through Nov. 13. The hunt is on! Shop King Farmers Market between October 9 and November 13 and participate in the King Fall Scavenger Hunt for the chance to take home a basket of fall market products. Pick up your scavenger hunt card at the King Farmers Market information booth or at the Fremont Whole Foods Market, 3535 N.E. 15th Ave. Complete all five activities to enter. All ages are welcome to participate. For more information visit www.portlandfarmersmarket.org. King Market is open Sundays through Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at N.E. Seventh & Wygant.

PANCAKES ON VIKING MENU
Oct. 9. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Viking breakfast features all-you-can-eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice, tea and bottomless cups of coffee. $7 adults, $4 children ages 5-12, free under age 5. Nordic story time at 10 a.m. in the library. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145ytici1498504145lbup514985041451egdo1498504145lgeir1498504145g1498504145. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. Couch St.

ATTRACT POLLINATORS
Oct. 9. 1-3 p.m. A workshop on attracting pollinators to the urban garden, given by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Free. Registration required: www.emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/. Additional information: (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

THEATRE SETS ‘KENSHIN’ FILM
Oct. 10. 6:45 p.m. and Oct.12. 6:30 p.m. View a samurai genre film, “Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends” (2014), directed by Keishi Ohtomo. Tickets $9. hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 281-1142 Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

AUTHOR TO READ TO KIDS
Oct. 11. 5 p.m. Author Mac Barnett will read from his new book, “The Magic Word.” A craft for kids will follow the reading. Free. Signed copies of Barnett’s books will be available to purchase. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

PREVENT LEAD POISONING
Oct. 11. 6-7:30 p.m. A workshop to prevent lead poisoning provides people with tools and resources for locating lead sources, stabilizing or eliminating hazardous conditions and finding organizations to further limit lead hazards. Participants receive a booklet and lead-safe cleaning and testing materials. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, (503) 988-5234 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN HOW TO VOTE
Oct. 11. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Join a Multnomah County Elections representative to learn how to register to vote and receive and return your ballot accurately. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

YOM KIPPUR SERVICE SET
Oct. 11-12. Yom Kippur. Kol Nidrei service at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 11. Morning service at 10 a.m. followed by Yizkor at Noon Oct. 12. Neilah followed by Break Fast at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Reservations recommended: www.jewishnortheast.com/HHS. (503) 309-4490. Chabad of Northeast Portland, 2858 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

PINTS BENEFIT PUPS
Oct. 13 4-10 p.m. Buy a Lagunitas beer and the bar donates $1 to the Oregon Humane Society in a Pints for Pups event. Information: Stephanie Kittrell (503) 416-5026. The Station Bar & Grill, 2703 N.E. Alberta St.

COMPETE TO RECYCLE ITEMS
Oct. 13. 7-8:30 p.m. The Rebel Craft Rumble includes pre-qualified teams to compete in timed events, creating “masterpieces” with recycled items donated to Scrap Pdx. The Scrap mission is to inspire creative reuse of many materials and to educate about environmentally sustainable behavior. Proceeds benefit Scrap’s reuse store and donation center. Tickets $12. www.scrappdx.org/programs/rebel-craft-rumble. Group discounts: gro.x1498504145dppar1498504145cs@tr1498504145atsl1498504145. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEE PHOTOS FROM BUS 75/HIDDEN PDX
Oct. 14-Dec. 18 Photographer Geoffrey Hiller explores Portland’s great unknown via #75 TriMet bus. Free. Catered reception Oct. 16. Presentation with Hiller and Tom Vandel Nov. 7. Concordia  University library and learning center, 2900 N.E. Liberty St.

CREATE KIDS’ COSTUMES
Oct. 14. 1-4 p.m. Families with children may create costumes from plastic, cardboard, felt, wire and other unexpected items. Bring imagination and a tinkering spirit, then leave with a hat, mask or arm band to use in a new adventure. Free. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEE ‘MONEY MONSTER’ FILM
Oct. 14. 1 p.m. View film “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, about a financial TV host facing an irate investor who has lost everything and takes over the studio. Free. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

VOLUNTEER FOR PARKS
Oct. 14 & 15. The Portland Parks Foundation sponsors the fourth annual “Parke Diem,” when volunteers sign up to prepare community gardens, neighborhood parks and natural areas for the changing season. These include Grant Community Garden, Rosemont Bluff Natural Area, Whitaker Ponds, Columbia Children’s Arboretum, Helensview Community Garden, Laurelhurst Park and more. Information: www.parkediem.org.

BACTERIA CAN BE HEALTHY
Oct. 14. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30p.m. Address by Embriette Hyde, PhD, on “Redefining Human: Living and Eating in a Microbiome World.” This includes understanding how healthy bacterial ecosystems impact everyday life. Tickets $40 at regonline.com/gutinstinct, select Keynote Address. Information: (503) 307-9599 or gro.e1498504145suohn1498504145omire1498504145c@tte1498504145nrub.1498504145ylil1498504145. Cerimon House, 5131 N.E. 23rd Ave.

PREPARE FOR QUAKE
Oct. 15. 4-5:30 p.m. A workshop on earthquake preparedness outlines what to do before, during and after a quake: build a family plan, arrange an emergency kit and the proper way to store it. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
Oct. 15. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candlelight labyrinth in the 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.

MIMI GILBERT TO SING
Oct. 15. 7 p.m. Mimi Gilbert brings folk-jazz-soul from Australia. No cover. Food selections, including vegetarian, available. Tell the bartender “decanter” for $2 off the first drink. www.magnoliascorner.net/ (503) 459-4081. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CHURCH MARKS 90TH YEAR
Oct. 16. 11 a.m. Grant Park Baptist Church celebrates its 90th anniversary with a video presentation tracing church history through old photos and memories of long-time members. Then the congregation looks at hopes and dreams for the future. A time for visiting and refreshments follows. All past and present members, friends and neighbors are invited. Free. (503) 282-5596. www.grantparkchurch.com/. Grant Park Baptist Church, 2728 N.E. 34th Ave.

TODDLERS TO DRUM
Oct. 16. 11 a.m. Author and percussionist Mark Powers leads an interactive drumming story time for toddlers, featuring his new board book, “I Want to be a Drummer.” Little readers can learn, like the main character, how to find musicality in objects around the house. Free. Signed copies of the book available for sale. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

TRAIN PROBLEM POOCH
Oct. 16. 1-2 p.m. A “Problem Pooch” class, with advice on crate training, managing multi-pet households, home alone and other issues. Free but donations accepted. www.oregonhumane.org or (503) 285-7722. Call in advance but walk-ins welcome. Leave pets at home. Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

CHURCH TO VIEW ISSUES
Oct. 16. 1- 9 p.m. Focus on “Listening to Other Voices” with speakers, panelists, cultural expressions, food and music. Subjects include climate change, indigenous wisdom and challenging hate speech and violence. Registration $30 until Oct. 10. www.portlandparliament.eventbrite.com. Community of Christ, 4837 N.E. Couch St.

FILM VIEWS KIDS’ ALLERGIES
Oct. 16. 3 p.m. A documentary film, “Tastes Like Freedom:The Story of Camp Blue Spruce,” reveals a summer camp for kids with life-threatening food allergies. They can have a summer experience that is fun and helps them develop skills to manage their allergies. Question and answer panel follows. Free but donation of $5-$10 suggested. Information: gro.e1498504145curps1498504145eulbp1498504145mac@o1498504145fni1498504145. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

FILM FEST AIDS ANIMALS
Oct. 16. 5p.m. Bow-Wow Film Festival features pups as adventure buddies, service dogs and lifelong pals. Proceeds benefit the Oregon Humane Society. Tickets in advance $10 adults, $5 for 12 and under; at door $15 adults, $10 for 12 and younger. Purchase www.ticketriver.com/event/20477. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CITY SITES INSPIRE PLAYS
Oct. 17 & 18. 7:30 p.m. Eleven members of LineStorm Playwrights present staged readings of 10-minute plays in “Portland in Play,” inspired by city locations. They include Miriam Feder, a Grant Park resident, inspired by the downtown Kvinneakt statue. Other North/Northeast sites include the Q Center on Mississippi Avenue, by Brianna Barrett; Portland International Airport, by Audrey Block; the Lloyd District, by Rich Rubin. Free but donations appreciated. Information and reservations: moc.s1498504145thgir1498504145wyalp1498504145mrtse1498504145nil@e1498504145vrese1498504145r1498504145. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1516 S.W. Alder St.

WHOLE 9 YARDS ANNIVERSARY SALE
Oct. 19-22. Fabric retailer celebratres 25 years. 30% off all fabrics in stock. Information: 503-223-2880, www.w9yards.com. 1820 E. Burnside St.

LEARN ABOUT E-DEVICE
Oct. 20. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A computer tutor offers 45-minute appointments at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Bring a fully charged phone, tablet or laptop (PC or Apple) to gain information about using the device. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

JAZZ SINGER SLATED
Oct. 21. 7 p.m. Listen to the jazz of vocalist Kacy Colleen. No cover. Food selections, including vegetarian, available. Tell the bartender “decanter” for $2 off the first drink. www.magnoliascorner.net/ (503) 459-4081. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

BRUNCH AIDS COUNSELING
Oct. 22. 10 a.m. to Noon. The 15th annual Circle of Strength brunch raises funds for women and children to receive mental health counseling at the Northwest Catholic Counseling Center. Guest speaker Marcy Cottrell Houle will discuss challenges in navigating health care for older relatives. Tickets $40, tables of eight $280 reserved at (503) 253-0964 or www.nwcounseling.org. Riverside Golf and Country Club, 8105 N.E. 33rd Drive.

TASTE CHILI, BUY A BOOK
Oct. 22. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Book sale. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chili cook-off. Taste and judge the best and the hottest chili. $6 bowl, $1 to taste. Bring bottles and pop cans for recycling. Wheelchair accessible. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowshiip, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

PREVENT LEAD EXPOSURE
Oct. 22. 1-2:30 p.m. Before starting a scraping, sanding or remodeling project in a pre-1978 house, check for lead paint. The Community Energy Project offers a free workshop to help prevent lead exposure. Registration required: www.communityenergyprooject.org or (503) 284-6827 Ext. 109. Northeast Portland Tool Library, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.

RE/MAX ART SHOW TO AID KIDS
Oct. 23 and 30. Noon to 3 p.m. An exhibition and sale of local artists’ works benefits Sparks of Hope, which provides a safe haven and support system for children who are victims of abuse. Re/Max Equity Group, 237 N.E. Broadway #100.

LEARN TO USE CANVA
Oct. 25. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to use Canva for cards, posters, invitations, social media posts, and as an alternative to PowerPoint for presentations. Sign up for Canva, a free, online design tool, before class. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, or (503) 988-5234 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

BALLOT ISSUES ON AGENDA
Oct. 25. 7-9 p.m. General meeting of the Rose City Park Neighborhood Association features November ballot measures and candidates. League of Women Voters present information on state and Metro measures, pro and con views of Measure 97; hear Commissioner #4 candidates and a presentation by Renew Oregon, which favors clean energy practice and policy. Free. Information: gro.a1498504145npcr@1498504145reddi1498504145redt1498504145. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda.

QUARTERLY MEETING SET
Oct. 27. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association, comprising residents working to maintain and enhance the neighborhood livability, holds its quarterly general meeting. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

KIDS AUTHOR TO READ
Oct. 28. 4:30 p.m. Author-illustrator Frans Vischer will present his new picture book, “Fuddles and Puddles.” In the story, pampered cat Fuddles finds his life of luxury comes to a screeching, barking halt when his family acquires a puppy, Puddles. Free reading. Signed copies of the book available for purchase. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanpdx.org. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

JAZZ MUSICIAN SLATED
Oct. 28. 7 p.m. Listen to jazz with Evan Mustard. No cover. Food selections, including vegetarian, available. Tell the bartender “decanter” for $2 off the first drink. www.magnoliascorner.net/ (503) 459-4081. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

YOUNG ACTORS TO PERFORM
Oct. 28. 7 p.m. The Young Professionals Studio Theatre, student actors 14 and older, presents “In the Forest She Grew Fangs,” a deconstruction of “Little Red Riding Hood” taking on werewolves, teen lust and high school bullies. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Hours: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Continues to Nov. 13. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at door. Online: www.octc.org. Oregon Children’s Theatre Company, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

PLANT TREES IN ROSEWAY
Oct. 29. 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Help plant crepe myrtle, sequoia, gingko, yellowwood and Chionanthus trees with the Roseway Tree Team, Roseway Neighborhood Association and Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145maeTe1498504145erTya1498504145wesoR1498504145. Arrive promptly for demonstration planting at Northeast 72nd Avenue park block between Failing and Mason streets.

LEARN RENTERS’ RIGHTS
Oct. 29. 3-4:30 p.m. A workshop helps renters understand their rights and responsibilities at all stages of the renting process, from searching for a home, filling out applications, paying deposits and fees, getting repairs made, moving out and more. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver 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.

PRACTICE IN ENGLISH
Oct. 2. 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.

WOMEN’S CIRCLE FORMS
Oct. 3. 7:15-8:30 p.m. Continues first and third Mondays. A new women’s circle forms for women of all ages, races, ethnicities and across the gender spectrum to build community and gain the energy of like-hearted women. Fee: $5 to $15 for drop-ins. Information: (971) 258-1885 and www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

TOPS MEETS WEEKLY
Oct. 4. 8:30-10 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

LAW PROJECT FOR SENIORS
Oct. 4 and 18. 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Continues first and third Tuesdays. Senior Law Project legal clinic, for Multnomah County residents 60 or older, provided by Legal Aid Services of Oregon and affiliated volunteer attorneys. Free. Appointments required: Michelle Wilson (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

AID OFFERED FOR ANXIETY
Oct. 4. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays and Thursdays. A depression and anxiety support group uses the cognitive behavioral training system of the non-profit Recovery International. Information: (503) 810-2789. www.recoveryinternational.org. Tuesday meetings at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave. Thursday meetings at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8705 E. Burnside St.

TALK FRENCH, TALK ENGLISH
Oct. 4. 6:45-7:45 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. Native French speakers can practice English, and English speakers can practice French. Participez aux séances de conversation (orale) avec des orateurs anglais qui veulent pratiquer le Francais ainsi que des grateurs francais voulant ameliorer leur niveau en Anglais. Free. (503) 988-5394, North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

FITNESS FOR EVERY BODY
Oct. 5. 10-10:45 a.m. Continues Wednesdays. “U-Vigorate: Fitness for Every Body” with Andree Culpepper. High energy, low-impact routines support balance, memory, eye-hand coordination and endurance while increasing aerobic capacity, conditioning, toning and improving posture. $8 drop-in. Information: (971) 258-1885 or www.comaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

EXERCISE HEALS PAIN
Oct. 7. 10-11 a.m. Continues Fridays. Healing chronic pain: gentle movement and awareness exercise with Jacqueline Rubinstein. Drop-in $15. Information: (971) 258-1885 or www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

GROUP AIDS CARE-GIVERS
Oct. 12. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. A support group for those caring for people with dementia. Facilitated by a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association. Free. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

INSURANCE HELP OFFERED
Oct. 14 and 28. By appointment only. SHIBA – Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance – offers trained volunteers associated with Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services to aid with Medicare and other health insurance. For Medicare beneficiaries, family members, caregivers and advocates. Free. Appointments with Michelle Wilson (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

CARE FOR CARE-GIVERS
Oct. 17. 2-3:30 p.m. Continues third Sunday of the month. A support group for those caring for people with dementia. Facilitated by a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association. Free. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

UPCOMING

42ND AVE. CAREER FAIR
Nov. 3. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet face to face with dozens of living-wage employers. Auditorium of PCC Metro Workforce Training Center, 5600 N.E. 42nd Ave.

ART, CRAFTS IN SHOW
Nov. 4. 4-8:30 p.m. Fine Art & Cool Crafts Show & Sale with live music, complimentary wine and cheese. Proceeds help support the programs of the independent, non-profit community center. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

ALL SAINTS SALE SET
Nov. 12. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 40 local artisans and crafters showcase handmade goods and gifts for the holidays. A Treasure Table includes antiques and collectibles. Children may shop with nickels and dimes at a special “Santa Shop.” Homemade baked goods are available and a café offers coffee, pastries and a full lunch menu. Prizes to be awarded. www.allsaintsportland.org. (503) 232-4305. All Saints Parish, 3847 N.E. Glisan St.

VIEW FILM ABOUT SMYRNA
Nov. 18. 7 p.m. View a historical film, “Smyrna: The Destruction of a City,” about the 1922 fire that destroyed much of the Greek and Armenian quarters of the cosmopolitan port city during the Ottoman Empire’s waning days. The city is now Izmir, Turkey. Tickets: $10 donation at www.hellenicamericancc.org. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145XDPMC1498504145CAH1498504145 or (503) 858-8567. St. Dimitrios Hall, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 N.E. Glisan St.

HEAR MUSIC OF OUD, DEFI
Nov. 19. 6-9 p.m. An evening of music and food plus a lecture by Christos Govetas, “From Piraeus to Portland.” Lecture at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres at 7 p.m. Music at 8 p.m. featuring music of Asia Minor, Rebetika and Greece with such ancient instruments as the oud, bouzouki, kanonaki, laouto, defi and doumbeleki. Advance tickets: adults $50, 18 and under $25. www.hellenicamericancc.org. Ticket at door $10 extra. (503) 858-8567. St. Dimitrios Hall, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 N.E. Glisan St. – Janet Goetze

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September 2016

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

Congregation Shir Tikvah will honor Gino Bartali with its third annual Simkha Cyclathon on September 11. Bartali is an Italian cycling legend who risked his life to help an estimated 800 Jews escape Nazi-occupied Italy.

Congregation Shir Tikvah will honor Gino Bartali with its third annual Simkha Cyclathon on September 11. Bartali is an Italian cycling legend who risked his life to help an estimated 800 Jews escape Nazi-occupied Italy.

HELP WITH E-DEVICE
Sept. 1, 8 and 22. 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and Noon. Meet with computer tutor John Lucas to learn how to operate a computer, pad or phone. Bring fully-charged electronic device. Free but donations to the center appreciated. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GUARDINO SHOWS GLASS
Sept. 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the main gallery, Jill McVarish’s oil paintings explore the relationship between humans and animals, and Mark Clarson’s cast glass explores the theme of allegory and desire. In the feature area are Rogene Manas’ colorful paper- clay sculptures with a wood carved look. 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.

CAFFE VITA DISPLAYS ART
Sept. 2. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Art by Paul Barthol, including portrait, still life and urban landscape paintings, continues until Sept. 29. Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free viewing. (503) 954-2171. www.caffevita.com/locations/or/alberta. Caffe Vita, 2909 N.E. Alberta St.

GYPSY JAZZ SCHEDULED
Sept. 2. 7-9 p.m. Sip wine or microbrew while hearing Gypsy jazz with Down Home Music. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145renro1498504145Csail1498504145ongaM1498504145gniko1498504145oB1498504145. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

O’NEILL’S ‘HUGHIE’ BOOKED
Sept. 2. 7:30 p.m. Eugene O’Neill’s one-act play, “Hughie,” stars Todd Van Voris and Sean Doran in a work some call the playwright’s masterpiece where he looks beyond tragedy and mourning to something called hope. Continues 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday until Sept. 18. Tickets $15 to $25, pay what you can. www.imagotheatre.com or (503) 231-9581 or www.ticketswest.com or (503) 224-8499. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

HEAR BLUES, JAZZ
Sept. 3. 7-9 p.m. Sip wine or microbrew while listening to the blues and jazz of Elena Welch. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145renro1498504145Csail1498504145ongaM1498504145gniko1498504145oB1498504145. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
Sept. 6. 10-11 a.m. A support group for grandparents, and other relatives raising children, examines changes in lives and offers ideas for dealing with changes and stress. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

ROBOTS ‘TEACH’ CODE
Sept. 6. 4:30-5:30 p.m. “Dash and Dot: Robotics Adventure” enables kids in grades 6 to 12 to put robots through their paces while learning how to code. Participants, working in teams, use iPads and Google’s Blockly languages to meet challenges and achieve goals. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org, telephone (503) 988-5234 or in the Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

PREVENT LEAD EXPOSURE
Sept. 7. 11 a.m. to Noon. Free workshop teaches participants how to prevent lead exposure in the home. Especially helpful for households with children or pregnant women whose homes are older than 1978. Information and registration: (503) 284-6827 Ext. 109 or www.communityenergyproject.org. Community Energy Project, 2900 S.E. Stark St., Suite A.

AUTHOR TO DISCUSS TREK
Sept.7. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss “Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace” with author Andra Watkins, who made the trek with her 80-year-old father. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org, telephone (503)988-5394 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

VISIT MEXICAN MARKET
Sept. 8. 9 a.m. to noon. The Riders’ Club boards a Tri-Met bus to take in the sights and sounds of Mercado, a Mexican market at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Foster Road. Free and bus fare is provided. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘GREEK WEDDING 2’
Sept. 9. 1 p.m. View comedy-romance film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” starring John Corbett and Lainie Kazan. Pizza and salad lunch, for $2, may be ordered at 9:30 a.m. for 11:30 a.m. dining. Film free but $1 donation to the senior center is suggested. Information and lunch order: (503) 8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SEE ‘CONCUSSION’ FILM
Sept. 9. 1 p.m. View a film, “Concussion,” about Dr. Bennett Omalu, a Pittsburgh pathologist, and his work uncovering the truth about brain damage in football players. Stars Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks. Free. Registration and information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

LISTEN TO JAZZ DUO
Sept. 9. 7-9 p.m. Sip wine or microbrew while listening to jazz with the Lorna Bracken Baxter Duo. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145renro1498504145Csail1498504145ongaM1498504145gniko1498504145oB1498504145. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FOOT TRAFFIC BLOCK PARTY AT NECC
Sept. 10. 5:30-7:30 p. m. Free event sponsored by Foot Traffic, Mountain Shop, Albina Community Bank and NECC as thank you to neighbors, with family-friendly Tony Starlight concert. Bring chairs, blankets, coolers and canned-food donation for food bank. Northeast Community Center, N.E. 38th and Sandy.

GULCH-O-RAMA ANNUAL STREET PARTY
September 10. 4-9 p.m. Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood event to feature bands, street theatre, children’s circus, pingpong tournament, ‘best in show’ pet competition, raffle, food vendors and more. N.E. Clackamas Street between 24th and 26th Avenues.

SEEK FEDERAL JOBS
Sept. 10. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to navigate the federal hiring process, how to search for jobs, prove eligibility and qualifications, craft a winning resume and succeed in the interview. Research on the topic provided. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org, telephone (503) 988-5234 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

BUSINESSES SAY ‘THANKS’
Sept. 10. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Northeast Community Center, Foot Traffic, The Mountain Shop and other local businesses are inviting members and customers to an appreciation event with a concert by Tony Starlight. Food available for purchase. Concert free but guests are encouraged to bring canned food for a local food bank. A bouncy house for kids. (503) 284-3377. Parking lot at Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

LISTEN TO ALT-FOLK
Sept. 10. 7-9 p.m. Sip wine or microbrew while listening to the alternative folk of Sam Densmore. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145renro1498504145Csail1498504145ongaM1498504145gniko1498504145oB1498504145. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CYCLATHON HONORS HERO
Sept. 11. 8 a.m. Northeast Portland’s Congregation Shir Tikvah sponsors the third annual Simkha Cyclathon to pay tribute to Gino Bartali, an Italian cycling legend who risked his life to help an estimated 800 Jews escape Nazi-occupied Italy 1943-44. Ride includes 5-, 10- and 40-mile options. Suggested donation of $18 for ages 13 or older; kids ride free. Proceeds help support Shir Tikvah programs. Register online at www.shirtikvahpdx.org. Begins at Buxton Trailhead, Northwest Bacona Road, Buxton, Or. 97109, on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.

VIKINGS SERVE PANCAKES
Sept. 11. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All-you-can-eat pancakes with sides of scrambled eggs, sausages and fresh fruit, with lots of coffee, for a Viking breakfast. Children’s Nordic story time begins at 10 a.m. in the library. Adults $7, children 5-12 $4, children under 5 free. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145ytici1498504145lbup514985041451egdo1498504145lgeir1498504145G1498504145. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

BILINGUAL BOOK SLATED
Sept. 11. 11 a.m. Author-illustrator Angela Dominguez will lead a bilingual Spanish/English story time with her new picture book, “Marta! Big & Small.” She will read from earlier books, too, and answer questions. She also will have a drawing session. Event is free. Signed copies of her books available for purchase. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. (503) 954-2354. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

VANPORT TALK PLANNED
Sept. 11. 2-3:15 p.m. A presentation by Zita Podany will summarize the rise and flood of Vanport, the largest U.S. World War II housing project, built in one year for shipyard and defense workers. It was Oregon’s second-largest city at the time with 40,000 residents. On May 30, 1948, it was wiped out by a Columbia River flood but it leaves an influence on Portland. Free. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

WRITING A RESUME
Sept. 12 or 26. 1:30-4 p.m. Gain one-on-one help in developing a resume. Bring a paper copy if available. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org, telephone (503) 988-5234 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

FILM ‘HOLLA’ FOR YOUTH
Sept. 12. 6:30-8 p.m. View “Holla,” a film exploring the lives of three young women on a basketball team where mentorship, by an organization called Holla, helps youth of color overcome obstacles in a predominately white social setting. Film is aimed at youth in grades 6-12. Question-and-answer session follows screening. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEARN STRESS REDUCTION
Sept. 14 or 21. 7-9 p.m. and Sept. 15 or 22. 10 a.m. to Noon. Orientation session to learn about an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction series to transform struggle with stress, pain, illness or reactivity and find life balance. Free. Registration: (503) 890-8965 or mindbodymindfulness.com/mbsr. Whole Foods Market upstairs studio, Northeast 15th Avenue and Fremont Street.

MEET WITH COMPUTER TUTOR
Sept. 15. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet with the “computer tutor” to gain understanding of your phone, tablet or laptop (PC or Apple). Bring the electronic device fully charged. Free. Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

ARTIST JOHANSON TO SPEAK
Sept. 15. Noon. Renowned artist George Johanson will show slides of his work and discuss the events and exhibitions that have made Portland a vital city for the arts. Cost: $35, including a three-course lunch. Proceeds benefit Kerr Community Agencies. Reservations required: (503) 231-3909. Albertina’s Kitchen, 424 N.E. 22nd Ave.

DISCUSS McKIBBEN BOOK
Sept. 15. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Discuss “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet,” by Bill McKibben, in the Thursday Pageturners book group. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

ACEY’S CLOSET SALE SET
Sept. 16. Noon to 7 p.m. Dress for Success Oregon, which helps women get and keep jobs, sells excess clothing and accessories from Acey’s Closet. Continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17; 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Pay $3 admission to “Blow Out” sale 2-4 p.m. Sept. 18. Cash or credit card only. All sales final. Parking on street or Banfield Motel parking lot. Dress for Success, 1532 N.E. 37th Ave., Suite B.

KIDS’ AUTHOR TO SPEAK
Sept. 16. 4 p.m. Children’s author-illustrator Rosemary Wells reads her new book, “Hand in Hand,” and answers questions for educators and parents. Free. Books available for purchase. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

LISTEN TO BOSSA NOVA
Sept. 16. 7-9 p.m. Sip wine or microbrew while listening to bossa nova with Perola. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145renro1498504145Csail1498504145ongaM1498504145gniko1498504145oB1498504145. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEEK RESUME HELP
Sept. 17. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Meet with an experienced volunteer for help with writing a resume. If you have a paper copy of your resume, please bring it. Free. Registration required: online www. Multcolib.org, by telephone (503) 988-5234 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

BOOK FAIR SLATED
Sept. 17. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 18th annual Children’s Book Fair, for youngsters in preschool through fifth grade, offers performances, bookmaking, button making, arts and crafts, readings in several languages and a free book for every child, thanks to the North Portland library and the Urban League. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. On the lawn at North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAR ABOUT VILLAGE PDX
Sept. 17. 2:30-4 p.m. Learn about services and volunteer opportunities with Northeast Village PDX, a program to help neighbors age at home. Free. (503) 895-2750 or moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
Sept. 17. 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.

OREGON WALKWAYS CULLY CAMINA
Sept 18. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. First year of Oregon Walkways. Event promotes walking as fun, healthy transportation and highlights place-making success of Cully organizations and individuals. Cully Camina encourages exploration of neighborhood on foot, using streets for play. Portions of N.E. Killingsworth and Alberta Court will be closed to cars. Route will highlight new Living Cully and 42nd Ave plazas and Khunamokwst Park with activities, music, food and art vendors, local nonprofit booths and art installations.

LEARN TO USE iPAD
Sept. 18 and 25. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A two-session class teaches how to use a new iPad. Please bring the device fully charged. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org, telephone (503) 988-5234 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

READ, DISCUSS ‘MALALA’
Sept. 19. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pageturners Book Group discusses “I Am Malala — The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban,” by Malala Yousafzai. Free. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT VISION
Sept. 20. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Harvey Petty will demonstrate new low vision technology, discuss vision research and talk about the importance of taking vitamins for eye health. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

BOOK GROUP TO MEET
Sept. 20. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Pageturners Book Group discusses “Children of God,” by Mary Doria Russell. Free. Information: (503) 988-5362. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEARN HOW TO VOTE
Sept. 20. 7-7:45 p.m. Learn how to register to vote in Multnomah County and receive and return your ballot accurately. Free. Registration required: online (503) 988-5394, telephone (503) 988-5394 or in library. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

MEET AUTHOR MOLLY GLOSS
Sept. 20. 7-8 p.m. Read “The Jump-Off Creek” and meet author Molly Gloss to engage in conversation about characters and plot. Free. Information: (503) 988-5362. Pageturners meet in Mt. Bachelor Conference Room 1, second floor, Whole Foods Market next to Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

ZUCCHINI 500 RACE AT CULLY FARMERS MKT
Sept. 22. 4-6 p.m. Create a zucchini hot rod and race for prizes and glory. Wheel kits and instructions available every Thursday at Cully Farmers Market for a $5 refundable deposit. Build and decorate at home or at car-making party on race day. Heats for youth and adults start at 6 p.m. N.E. 42nd Ave. and Alberta St.

YOGA FOR ADULTS, KIDS
Sept. 22. 10-10:45 a.m. Yoga class for adults and children, ages 2-5. Connect through playful yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques. Free. Information: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

KIDS MASTER OBSTACLES
Sept. 22. 3:45-4:45 p.m. Kids, ages 5-9, can create an obstacle course with cones, rings, tires, balance beam, jumping boxes and other equipment as they hop, skip, crawl or balance along the course. Free. Information: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center Annex, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

FIND OUT ABOUT UKULELE
Sept. 22. 4-5 p.m. Group ukulele for newbies, from 8 to 88, will introduce participants to popular kids’ songs to share at home, around the campfire or in school. Ukuleles provided but participants may bring their own. Free. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT HOSPICE
Sept. 22. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Providence Hospice presents an overview of services that hospice can provide, dispels myths associated with hospice service and answers questions. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org, telephone (503) 988-5234 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

SEE FILM ‘CONCUSSION’
Sept. 23. 1 p.m. View “Concussion,” a film about the connection between head trauma and brain damage in football players, uncovered by Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Pittsburgh pathologist. Stars Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks. Free but $1 donation to the center encouraged. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

METALWOOD ANNIVERSARY IN CULLY
Sept. 24. 6 p.m. Three-year anniversary party and customer appreciation event for Metalwood Salvage with food, drink and entertainment. (503) 715-5432. 4311 NE Prescott St.

CARTOONIST TO READ
Sept. 25. 11 a.m. Portland cartoonist Vera Brosgol shares her new children’s picture book, “Leave Me Alone!” about a grandmother, a giant sack of yarn and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting. Brosgol also is known for such graphic novels as “Anya’s Ghost” and short stories published in “Flight” anthologies. Free event. Signed books available for purchase. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

LEARN TO GIVE PRESENTATIONS
Sept. 27. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn tools for presentations to tell your story and engage an audience. Learn basics of Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint. For beginners who are comfortable using a keyboard and mouse. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org, by telephone (503) 988-5234 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS
Sept. 27. 10-11 a.m. “Know Your Cannabis” with herbalist and registered nurse Rebecca White in a talk facilitated by Adrian Brown. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

READING, CRAFT FOR KIDS
Sept. 27. 5 p.m. Author Jory John has a release party for his new children’s picture book, “Penguin Problems.” The interactive reading includes a craft for kids. Free event. Autographed books available for purchase. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

RENTERS LEARN RIGHTS
Sept. 27. 6-7:30 p.m. In a renters’ rights workshop, know the law to protect yourself, understand your rights and responsibilities, learn about filling out applications, paying deposits and fees, getting repairs made, moving out and more. Free. Information: (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

DISCUSS VALUE OF SOLITUDE
Sept. 27. 6-7:30 p.m. Discuss “Going Solo: The Value of Solitude in a Social World” with Jennifer Allen, Oregon Humanities director of programs. Is our understanding of what it means to be alone evolving? How does solitude or lack of it affect our relationships and communities? Free. Registration required: online multcolib.org, telephone, (503) 988-5234 or in the Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

GARDENER DISCUSSES PRUNING
Sept. 28. 7 p.m. Brian Tsugawa of Tsugawa Nursery will discuss “Pruning Shrubs and Small Trees” with the Metropolitan Garden Club. Free. Information: gardenclubpdx.com, moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda (Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard).

ROBOT BOOK, CRAFT SET
Sept. 29. 4 p.m. Author-illustrator Jake Parker will lead a story time with his picture book, “Little Bot and Sparrow,” about a thrown-out toy befriended by a bird and the adventures they have. A free robot craft for kids will follow the free reading. Signed copies of the book available for purchase. Information: (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

LOCAL 14 PLANS ART SHOW
Sept. 29. 6-9 p.m. Opening night of the 49-year-old Local 14 art show and sale in its new venue. More than 50 juried guest artists and members show work in many media. $10 includes bites from Elephants Deli. Continues 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 30; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2. $5 donation at door. Proceeds support a scholarship foundation. Information: (503) 285-1875 or www.local14.org. Left Bank Annex, 101 N. Weidler St.

ATTRACT BENEFICIAL BUGS
Sept. 29. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to attract beneficial insects and other invertebrates into your garden for pest control, and watch out for invasive insects, in an East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District workshop. Free. Information: (503) 222-7645. Register online at www.emswcd.org. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave.

ONGOING

MOVEMENT HEALS PAIN
Sept. 2. 10-11 a.m. Continues Fridays. Jacqueline Rubinstein teaches a class in gentle movement and exercise aimed at healing chronic pain, leaving students feeling strong, comfortable and flexible. $15 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

SENIORS GET PRODUCE
Sept. 5. 8:30 a.m. Continues Mondays. Hollywood Farmers Market gleaners bring fresh fruits and vegetables for all to share. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TOPS MEETING SET
Sept. 6. 8:30-10 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

SENIORS GAIN LEGAL AID
Sept. 6 and 20. 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Continues first and third Tuesdays. Senior Law Project legal clinic, with volunteer attorneys from Legal Aid Services of Oregon, arranges 30-minute appointments for Multnomah County residents aged 60 and older. Free. Make appointments with Michelle Wilson: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

HIGH-ENERGY FITNESS SET
Sept. 6. 10-10:45 a.m. Continues Wednesdays. “U-Vigorate: Fitness for Everybody,” with Andree Culpepper, is a high energy, low-impact cardio class appropriate for all age groups. $8 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

DEALING WITH ANXIETY
Sept. 6. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A depression and anxiety support group with Recovery International, a non-profit cognitive behavioral training system that helps with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues. Free-will offering. Information: (503) 810-2789 or www.recoveryinternational.org. Local blogsite: www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.,

TAI CHI AIDS BALANCE
Sept. 7. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance,” developed by researchers at the Oregon Research Institute, progresses from easy to difficult. Health benefits include better mental health and improved muscle strength and flexibility. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

GENTLE YOGA SCHEDULED
Sept. 7. 2-3 p.m. Continues Wednesdays to Oct. 26. “Gentle Yoga” with Natasha Terranova emphasizes gentle stretching while doing floor work, requiring more mobility than chair yoga. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FIND CREATIVE WELLSPRING
Sept. 12 and 26. 7:30-9:30 p.m. continues second and fourth Mondays. “The Alchemy of Improvisation,” with Jess Young, helps participants progress through blocks and feelings of insecurity to regain the creative wellspring. $15 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. SomaSpace: Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

UPCOMING

CREATE EASY LANDSCAPE
Oct. 1. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to create a low-maintenance landscape to conserve water, prevent pollution and save time, money and energy in a workshop with East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Free. Information: (503) 222-7645. Register: www.emswcd.org. Livingscape, 3926 N. Vancouver Ave.

FABIO FRIZZI TO CONDUCT
Oct. 3. 8 p.m. Fabio Frizzi, a celebrated Italian film music composer, whose soundscapes provide unique atmosphere for such films as “Zombie,” “The Beyond” and “Gates of Hell,” conducts his classic horror soundtracks with a seven-piece orchestra. General admission $25. With 6 p.m. meet-and-greet $50. (503) 281-1142. http://hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CLASS FOR CAREGIVERS
Oct. 4. 10-11:30 a.m. Continues Tuesdays to Nov. 8. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a support and educational group to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for others, including information about local resources. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

IMPROVE GUT HEALTH
Oct. 14.-16. “Gut Instinct: Living and Eating in a Microbiome World” provides resources for improved health and understanding body’s bacterial ecosystem. At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 hear keynote address by Embriette Hyde PhD of the American Gut Project and the Knight Lab at University of California San Diego. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16: Panel discussions and workshops. $40-$195. Registration: RegOnline.com/gutinstinct. Information: (503) 307-9599 or cerimonhouse.org/gutinstinct. Cerimon House, 5131 N.E. 23rd 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 — Janet Goetze

August 2016

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

Rhys Thomas brings Juggle Mania – with improbable juggling, comedy and acrobatics, including Chinese yo-yos, cowboy lassos, Indian clubs and Egyptian juggling balls – to the Kenton Library on August 3. (Rhys Thomas)

Rhys Thomas brings Juggle Mania – with improbable juggling, comedy and acrobatics, including Chinese yo-yos, cowboy lassos, Indian clubs and Egyptian juggling balls – to the Kenton Library on August 3. (Rhys Thomas)

PORTRAITS, DOLLS IN SHOW
Aug. 2. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reed Clarke’s paintings and prints, exploring portraits and the figure, are in the main gallery to Aug. 23. Dawn Panttaja’s ceramic dolls honor performance artists of Portland’s early ‘90s and Alicia Justus’s pencil and gouache works are inspired from ages past; both in feature area to Aug. 21. (503) 281-9048. 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. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

‘NIGHT OUT’ EVENT SET
Aug. 2. 4-7 p.m. Enjoy barbecue, live music, karaoke, snow cones and more fun on National Night Out. Information at Hollywood Senior Center: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood East Apartments, 4400 N.E. Broadway.

KERNS PICNIC PLANNED
Aug. 2. 6 p.m. until dark. Kerns Neighborhood Association annual picnic on National Night Out. Live music with Jam Bamboo, free hot dogs and watermelon, kids’ activity table, local business and neighborhood information. www.kernspdx.org. Oregon Park, Northeast 30th Avenue and Oregon Street.

JUGGLER TO VISIT LIBRARY
Aug. 3. 11-11:45 a.m. Rhys Thomas presents “Juggle Mania” with improbable juggling, comedy and acrobatics, including Chinese yo-yos, cowboy lassos, Indian clubs and Egyptian juggling balls. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

MUSIC, POETRY SLATED
Aug. 3. 7 p.m. The Bay Area’s duo B, an improvisation and composing ensemble of percussionist Jason Levis and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, performs, inspired by the music of Cecil Taylor. A second set is collaboration between duo B and Christopher Luna, Clark County poet laureate. $7 suggested donation. Anotherreadthrough.com. Another Read Through book store, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave.

ELECTRONIC AID OFFERED
Aug. 4, 11 and 25. 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and Noon. Computer tutor John Lucas gives 45-minute, one-on-one guidance for electronic devices. Bring yours fully charged. Free but donations to the center are appreciated. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

ART SHOW TO OPEN
Aug. 5. 6-8 p.m. Reception for artist Paul Rutz, whose paintings with the theme “What Isn’t Staged,” continue to Oct. 4. His intricately detailed works combine influences from ancient history and the pleasures of contemporary life. Free. Galley is open 24/7. www.galleryatthejupiter.com. (503) 230-8010. Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

DUO PLAYS JAZZ
Aug. 5. 7 p.m. Sip wine or beer while listening to the jazz of Byron & Johnny. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

WALK TO ALBERTA’S ART
Aug. 6. 1-3 p.m. Join a walking tour to see some of the 50 public arts projects on Alberta Street with Know Your City and Alberta Art Works. Tickets $7 at https://impactflow.com/event/alberta-arts-tour-389. Alberta Arts Works Inc., 5107 N.E. 19th Ave.

TASTE WINGS, AID CENTER
Aug. 6. 1-5 p.m. Taste 10 to 12 buffalo or hot chicken wings and decide which has the tastiest sauce made by representatives of Columbia Brewing Co. and Silver Stem shop. $10 donation suggested to raise funds for the Hollywood Senior Center. Prizes awarded for top three sauces. If you want to compete, register with Silver Stem (503) 208-2074. Tastings at Columbia Brewing, 1728 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT TABLET
Aug. 6 and 13. 2-4 p.m. Learn Android tablet essentials, settings, apps and more. Bring fully-charged tablet. Participants must have a Google or Gmail account before coming to class. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR KACY & CLAYTON
Aug. 6. 3 p.m. Meet Kacy & Clayton performing their psych-folk music. Free. At 6 p.m. meet Drowse performing lo-fi drone pop music. Free. (503) 862-8826. www.musicmillennium.com. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

LISTEN TO FOLK SINGER
Aug. 6. 7 p.m. Sip wine or beer while listening to folk singer Christine Navarro. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net . Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

PADDLE ON SLOUGH
Aug. 7. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Columbia Slough Regatta, including live music by Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising, guided tours of the St. Johns prairie, hands-on nature activities, scenic and safe flat water paddling for novices and the experienced. Free 45-minute canoe and kayak rentals for those pre-registered. Crews available to unload and load vessels. Suggested donation: $8 individual and $25 family. www.columbiaslough.org. (503) 281-1132. St. Johns launch site, 9387 N. Columbia Blvd.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR WELLNESS
August 8. 7 to 9 p.m. Join Tracey Brown for a fun and informative class on use of essential oils for greater wellness. All first time class attendees will receive a free bottle of wild orange. Bring a friend and get a special emotional blend. Luminance Yoga and Naturopathy, 3430 N.E. 41st Ave. For information visit www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-oils-for-wellness-tickets-26644301824 or call 503-349-8188.

TEENS LEARN ANIMATION
Aug. 8-12. 4-5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 may learn the art of animation, acquiring techniques to make cartoon characters move and show expression. Each session will focus on a specific topic or technique, such as character design, paper stop-motion, Claymation and hand-drawn animation. At the series end, participants will have a digital animation film to show. Beginning and experienced artists are welcome. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

SEEK FAMILY HISTORY
Aug. 9. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn ways to research family history, gain effective online communications techniques, and understand research basics and vital records. Participants should be comfortable using a keyboard and mouse. Free. Registration required online www.multcolib.org, or (503) 988-5394 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

MAINTAIN HAIR NATURALLY
Aug. 9. 6-7:30 p.m. Men, women, teens and adults learn how to “mane-tain” their hair naturally and chemical-free, no matter whether it is curly, straight, fine, coarse, short or long. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN TO BLOG
Aug. 10 and 17. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In a blogging (web log) class for beginners, set up a blog account and learn basic copyright rules. Participants must have an e-mail address and be comfortable using a keyboard, a mouse and a web browser. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

NEWSMAN TO PRESENT BOOK
Aug. 10. 7 p.m. Floyd McKay, who covered politics from 1964-86 for the Salem Statesman and KGW-TV in Portland, reads from his new book, “Reporting the Oregon Story.” He saw Oregon become a national leader in environmental and land-use policy protecting beaches, rivers and the Columbia River Gorge, starting when Tom McCall was secretary of state and Bob Straub was state treasurer. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

SEE TRASH BECOME ART
Aug. 11. 6-9 p.m. Opening reception for five local artists who transformed trash from the Metro Central transfer station into art. The work of Erinn Kathryn, Hilary Pfeiffer, Dan Pillers, Amanda Triplett and Austin Turley will be on display and for sale through Aug. 27. Free viewing. www.oregonmetro.gov/connect. Bison Building, 421 N.E. 10th Ave.

NECC PLANS BLOOD DRIVE
Aug. 12. 7:30-11:30 a.m. Donate to a Red Cross blood drive and call ahead for a time: (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

KIDS’ EYE EXAMS SLATED
Aug. 12. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Free vision screening for children ages 3-7 meets state law requiring that public school students 7 or younger have proof of screening or eye exam. Certificate of screening provided. Screening is partnership of Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State Elks Association, Oregon Library Association and Oregon Lions. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

VIEW ‘JOY’ FILM
Aug. 12. 1 p.m. View film “Joy,” about a woman who rises to become the matriarch of a powerful family business. Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper. Free. Information or registration: North Portland Senior Services (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

FILM FEATURES RESCUE
Aug. 12. 1 p.m. View film “The Finest Hours,” about the Coast Guard making a daring rescue attempt off Cape Cod coast after two oil tankers are damaged in a 1952 blizzard. Stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster. Free but donation appreciated. Order $2 pizza and salad lunch at 9:30 a.m. and dine at 11:30 a.m. Order: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

DUO TO PLAY JAZZ
Aug. 12. 7 p.m. Sip wine or beer while hearing the jazz of Joe Baker and Ralph Carney. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net . Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

BUSTER KEATON FILM SET
Aug. 12. 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 19 7:30 p.m. “The General,” Buster Keaton’s 1926 silent film comedy shot in Cottage Grove, is shown with an original score by Portland composer Mark Orton and performed by a live, seven-piece ensemble featuring members of Tin Hat and the Oregon Symphony. Tickets: $12. In advance: hollywoodtheatre.org/the-general-with-live-score/. (503) 281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

REPTILES DUE IN LIBRARY
Aug. 13. 11 a.m. to Noon. Families may explore the world of reptiles with wildlife expert Steve Lattanzi. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

MUSICAL DUO SLATED
Aug. 13. 7 p.m. Sip wine or beer while listening to the neo-doo wop folk music of Bullet and Belles. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

RELAX WHILE COLORING
Aug. 14. 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Color Me Happy,” an adult coloring circle, promotes relaxation and creativity. Coloring sheets and colored pencils provided or bring your own. No artistic skills required. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LEARN ABOUT CRAIGSLIST
Aug. 16. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to use Craigslist to post or search for items to buy or sell and learn tips for staying safe on the site. Participants must be able to use a keyboard and mouse and navigate the Internet. Free. Registration required: Online www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5394 or in Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

PLAN RETIREMENT FUNDS
Aug. 16. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn strategies for having a sustainable income in retirement. Free. Registration required: online www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5234 or in Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

VISIT ART MUSEUM
Aug. 18. 8:20 a.m. Riders’ Club: Art and Conversation for a Portland Art Museum visit. A Ride Connection Ambassador escorts participants and provides free Tri-Met tickets. Coffee and conversation with a guest speaker begins at 9 a.m. Event continues to noon. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Meet at 8:20 a.m. at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN TO USE E-DEVICE
Aug. 18. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The computer tutor helps give confidence and understanding for using your electronic phone, tablet or laptop, PC or Apple. The 45-minute appointments begin at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Free. Bring your fully-charged device. Registration required with Hollywood Senior Center (503) 288-8303. In computer lab at Charles Jordan Community, 9009 N. Foss St.

DESIGN BOOK BAG
Aug. 18. 2-3:30 p.m. Families may work with kids to stencil a unique design, whether character, planet or vehicle, onto an eco-friendly tote bag, which could hold summer reading books. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

KIDS SING, GET FIT
Aug. 18. 4-4:45 p.m. Red Yarn and his critters lead children in moving and singing folk songs to gain fitness and health information. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT CONCUSSIONS
Aug. 18. 6-7 p.m. Learn the basics about concussions and how to manage them. Get information about baseline testing, rehabilitation and resources for support. Free. Registration: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

LISTEN TO JAZZ DUO
Aug. 19. 7 p.m. Sip wine or beer while listening to the jazz of the Lorna Bracken Baxter duo. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

KIDS TO GET EYE TESTS
Aug. 20. 11 a.m. to Noon. Free vision screening for children ages 3-7 meets state law requiring that public school students 7 or younger have proof of screening or eye exam. Certificate of screening provided. Screening is a partnership of Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State Elks Association, Oregon Library Association and Oregon Lions. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

MONTAVILLA SETS JAZZ FEST
Aug. 20-21. 2-9 p.m. Third annual Montavilla Jazz Festival includes local musicians and new compositions. A portion of ticket sales benefit the Montavilla Schools Music Fund. Day passes available at the box office during festival hours. Price: $10-$25 on a sliding scale. www.montavillajazzfest.com. Portland Metro Arts, 9003 S.E. Stark St.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
Aug. 20. 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.

ITALIAN MASS PLANNED
Aug. 20. 7 p.m. Celebrate Mass in Italian with Archbishop Alexander K. Sample as a prelude to the 25th Festa Italiana. www.festa-italiana.org. The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto), 8840 N.E. Skidmore St., off Sandy Boulevard.

CREATE A WEBSITE
Aug. 21. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginners can learn to code a website and understand how HTML, CSS and JavaScript work to make a web page display and function. Free. Registration required on line www.multcolib.org or (503) 988-5394 or in the Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

ART PLANNED IN GARDEN
Aug. 21. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art in the Rose Garden 2016 features quality, affordable art in a variety of media by more than 30 local artists: oils, watercolors, stained glass, photography, garden sculpture and ceramics. Presented by Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden. Information: www.penrosefriends.org. Peninsula Park Rose Garden, North Ainsworth Street, between Albina and Kerby avenues.

VILLAGE IDEA OUTLINED
Aug. 22. 3-4:30 p.m. Learn about Northeast Village PDX, in which people grow older in their own homes with the assistance of village volunteers. Free. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145 or (503) 895-2750. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

YOUTH PLAY VOLLEYBALL
Aug. 22-26. 3:45-5:45 p.m. Ages 9-15 improve their volleyball game with drills and practice games. Scholarships available. Center members $64; non-members $80. Pre-registration required: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

HOW TO QUIT DRIVING
Aug. 23. 9-10:30 a.m. Join an interactive discussion, “Conversations on Aging: Giving Up the Keys.” Exchange ideas and resources, and share feelings and concerns about giving up driving. Facilitator from Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-being of Seniors (VIEWS). Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

KNOW YOUR CANNABIS
Aug. 23. 10-11 a.m. “Know Your Cannabis” workshop with Rebecca White, herbalist and registered nurse. Learn about strains, dosages and consumption methods, including edibles, topical and tinctures. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VISIT WITH REPTILES
Aug. 23. 4-5 p.m. Wildlife expert Steve Lattanzi introduces kids to the interesting world of reptiles. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

SONG WRITERS TO PERFORM
Aug. 23. 8 p.m. Colvin & Earle, Grammy-winning song writers with folk/soft rock influences, continue a national tour. 21 and over show. Tickets: $55 at Ticket Fly (877) 435-9849 or www.revolutionhallpdx.com or box office (971) 808-5091. Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St.

FESTA ITALIANA SET
Aug. 25-27. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The 25th Festa Italiana celebrates Italian culture with live Italian music, wine/beer gardens, vendors, dancing and Italian food. Free admission. www.festa-italiana.org. Pioneer Courthouse Square, Southwest Broadway and Yamhill Street.

WRITERS TO DISCUSS PRISON
Aug. 25. 7 p.m. Diana Block and Walidah Imarisha read from their new books. Block, who has been committed to anti-prison work since 1994, discusses ideas in her political novel, “Clandestine Occupations: An Imaginary History.” Imarisha’s non-fiction work, “Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison and Redemption,” follows the difficulties and contradictions of three people affected by the criminal justice system. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net . Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

LISTEN TO PIANIST
Aug. 26. Noon to 1 p.m. Hear pianist Phil Mandel, who plays classical, show tunes and pop tunes. Part of the Musician Fest Performance Series in cooperation with Local 99, American Federation of Musicians. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW FILM ‘JOY’
Aug.26. 1 p.m. View film “Joy,” a comedy drama about a woman who rises to become the matriarch of a family business. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TWO SPIRIT TO PERFORM
Aug. 26. 7 p.m. Sip wine or beer while listening to the jazz of Two Spirit. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net . Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS
Aug. 30. Noon. Birthday celebration for those born in August. Celebrants dine free, others over 60 dine for suggested donation of $3, and those under 60 for $7.89. Information: (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

SENIORS TO GET PRODUCE
Aug. 1. 8:30 a.m. Neighborhood Gleaners bring fresh fruits and vegetables from the Hollywood Farmers Market. Please allow all to share in the bounty. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
Aug. 1. 10-11 a.m. Continues on first Monday of the month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Gain ideas and understanding for dealing with sometimes unexpected changes. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Community Room at Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

LEARN BASIC ITALIAN
Aug. 1. 10 a.m. to Noon. Continues Mondays to Aug. 29. Learn basic Italian for travelers and get cultural tips from Alba Orsi, a Milan native. Bring Rick Steve’s Italian phrase book and dictionary. Advance registration required with Viv Foster (503) 283-8303. $80. Make checks payable to Alba Orsi. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 S.W. 40th Ave.

RETAIN BALANCE IN TAI CHI
Aug. 1 and 3. 10-11 a.m. Continues Monday and Wednesday. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance was developed by researchers and derived from the 24-form Yang style Tai Chi. Its benefits can lead to improved physical health, improved balance and muscle strength and better mental health. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

EXERCISE FOR ARTHRITIS
Aug. 1 and 3. 11 a.m. to Noon. Continues Monday and Wednesday. A trained instructor leads an exercise program for those with arthritis to promote optimum joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. Free but $1 donation suggested to the center. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN BELLYDANCE
Aug. 1-29. Continues Monday. 5:45 -6:45 p.m. Introduction to bellydance with Fanina Padykula. Learn basic technique while building strength and flexibility. Wear comfortable clothing. $15 drop-in. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. Soma Space Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

LEARN ENGLISH IN LIBRARY
Aug. 1. 6-7:30 p.m. Continues Monday. Learn English as a second language. All levels welcome. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

TOPS GROUP MEETS
Aug. 2. 8:30-10 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets. Continues Tuesday. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

LEARN MEDICAL QI GONG
Aug. 3-31. Continues Wednesday. 8:30-9:30 a.m. “Morning Medical Qi Gong” stimulates organs according to the Chinese system. Also includes five elements of traditional Chinese medicine, which may bring deep psycho-spiritual meaning. Appropriate for people of all ages and body types. By donation. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. Soma Space Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

CARDIO CLASS SLATED
Aug. 3-31. 10-10:45 a.m. Continues Wednesday. U-Vigorate with Andree Culpepper leading a high energy, low-impact cardio class. $8 drop-in fee. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us/classes. Soma Space Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

CAREGIVERS GAIN HELP
Aug. 10. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. Aug. 21 at 1-3 p.m. continues third Sunday of the month. Caregivers and family members share ideas for coping and caring in an Alzheimer’s caregivers’ support group. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

July 2016

The Cully Farmers Market will be held in the parking lot behind Roses Ice Cream every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. through August and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in September. (Jane Perkins)

The Cully Farmers Market will be held in the parking lot behind Roses Ice Cream every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. through August and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in September. (Jane Perkins)

ART FEATURES FLOWERS
July 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jeanne Drevas shows skateboard art in the feature area through July 24. The main gallery features “Flowers” through July 26, including oils on birch panels by Betsy LeVine, who combines flora and mirrors. Dennis Floyd shows colorful flowers in screen prints. www.guardinogallery.com. (503) 281-9048. Hours: 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. Closed Monday. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

HEAR RENAISSANCE MAN
July 2. 7-9 p.m. Hear Renaissance man Doug Shafer while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Food selections available. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

GET TECH HELP
July 5. 5-6:30 p.m. Meet one-on-one with a tech helper to answer questions about your electronic device. Bring your device, if possible. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

CLEAN TOXIN FREE
July 5. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Multnomah County Environmental Health presents an interactive lesson on the environmental health effects of “green” cleaning, using homemade, toxin-free household products. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

DO QI GONG FOR HEALTH
July 6, 13, 20, 27. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Morning Medical Qi Gong includes 11 forms covering the Chinese organ system and five elements of traditional Chinese medicine. It’s appropriate for all ages, body types and fitness levels. Pay by donation. Information: www.somaspace.us/classes or (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

BUILD CLAY BOWL
July 6. 2-4 p.m. Ages 8-12 may create a functional clay butterfly bowl using hand building techniques. Price: $25, includes glazing and firing. Registration: (503) 281-6757. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

FILMMAKER TO SPEAK
July 6. 7 p.m. Legendary film maker D. A. Pennebaker discusses his documentaries, “Don’t Look Back,” a 1967 portrait of Bob Dylan as he was moving from folk prophet to rock trendsetter, and “Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars,” a 1973 documentary of David Bowie and his best known alter ego. Tickets $12. www.hollywoodtheatre.org/da-pennebaker. Information: (503) 281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SING ALONG WITH CHOIR
July 6, 13 and 20. 7 p.m. Sing along with the Portland Symphonic Choir, which provides scores in an air-conditioned building. July 6: Mozart’s “Requiem.” July 13: Brahms’s “German Requiem.” July 20: Faure’s “Requiem” and Cantique de Jean Racine. Tickets $10 each or $25 for three events. Buy online: www.pschoir.org. Information: (503) 223-1217. Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building at Portland Community College, Cascade campus, North Albina Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

VIEW BOOK ARTS
July 7. Noon to 6 p.m. An international, juried exhibition of book arts, with 54 artists featuring 56 books, has the theme of “Wanderlust.” Not just travelogues, some books also explore personal transformation. On view through July 30. Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. www.23sandy.com. (503) 927-4409. 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 N.E. 23rd Ave.

LEARN HOW HEARTS BEAT
July 7. 2-3 p.m. “Ready, Set …Science!” offers kids in grades 3 or older, including teens, experiments to see how their hearts beat, their lungs breathe and their muscles move. They test reflexes, play balancing games and use neurons to send a message to the brain. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

FILM FEATURES ANIMAL RIGHTS
July 7. 7:30 p.m. The Northwest premiere of “Unlocking the Cage,” features filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus with the film’s subject, Steven Wise, an animal rights lawyer. Part of the Portland EcoFilm Festival. Tickets: $10, available at www.portlandecofilmfest.org/unlocking-the-cage. (503) 281-1142. Hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

WATCH ANNIVERSARY FILM
July 8. 1 p.m. View “45 Years on Friday,” a film about a couple preparing to celebrate a wedding anniversary when they receive news that promises to change the course of their lives. Free. Information and registration: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

LEAD TEST OFFERED
July 8. 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A free, simple, finger-prick blood test to detect lead poisoning is for children 6 or younger and women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Children with elevated lead levels may look and act healthy. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

NEW MUSIC DUE
July 8. 6 p.m. Jody Stephens, former drummer for the Big Star band, and Luther Russell, former leader of The Freewheelers, have become producers and worked together on a new release, “Those Pretty Wrongs.” They perform at Music Millennium and answer questions. Free. Information: (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

HEAR ELENA WELCH
July 8. 7-9 p.m. Hear Elena Welch’s jazz while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Food selections available. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MARKET SETS SENIORS’ DAY
July 9. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Day at the Hollywood Farmers Market offers information for seniors 65 or older, plus coupons good for 20 percent off $25 worth of produce. The market accepts Senior FDNP checks, a new matching program for Oregon Trail (SNAP/EBT) cards, called Double-Up Food Bucks. Information: (503) 709-7403 and information booth at Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock Street.

NE VILLAGE TO MEET
July 9. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An informational meeting with Northeast Village PDX will outline how people can grow older in their own homes with the assistance of village volunteers. Free. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145 or (503) 895-2750. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

CLEAN WITHOUT TOXINS
July 9. 2-2:45 p.m. Learn how to make toxin-free cleaning products with items in the household for “green” cleaning. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

TY CURTIS TO PERFORM
July 9. 3 p.m. Ty Curtis, one of Oregon’s youngest blues musicians, plays songs from his latest album, “Blame Me.” Free. Information (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

LEARN SUMMER FUN
July 9. 3-4 p.m. Learn simple, low-cost games and activities to make every day feel like a summer vacation in this parent-child workshop. Free. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

HEAR SINGER-SONGWRITER
July 9. 7-9 p.m. Hear singer-songwriter Little Marais while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Food selections available. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MEET HADER BIOGRAPHER
July 10. 2-4 p.m. Meet Sybilla Cook and hear about her latest book, “Drawn Together,” revealing the life of writers-artists Berta and Elmer Hader, Caldecott medal winners for their children’s books. Free. Books available for purchase. Information: (503) 493-6370. George R. White Library, Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

WOMEN EXPLORE CREATIVITY
July 11, 25. 7:30-9 p.m. Ignite Your Voice: Women’s Expressive Arts Circle with Amy Terepka, Anita Stryker and Audrey Steele. The guided journey of movement and dance, vocal expression, art, guided meditation and more help participants explore creativity. Drop ins welcome. Sliding scale $10-$20. Information: (971)258-1885. SomaSpace Studio of Movement Arts, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

SEX WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS
July 12. 10-11 a.m. Issues of senior sexuality are discussed in a workshop designed to promote healthy sexual behavior, decrease the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, increase the likelihood of seeking medical services and de-stigmatizing discussion of sex. Facilitator is a physician assistant intern at Oregon Health & Science University. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

DANCE FOR HEALTHY PLANET
July 12. 4-4:45 p.m. In the “Healthy Planet Dance Party,” families jump, sing and dance to seriously fun science songs to learn about the science that keeps the planet healthy and our bodies dancing and moving. Free. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LEARN UKULELE, SONGS
July 12-Aug.2. 6:15-7 p.m. Ages 8 and older may learn to play the ukulele and have a collection of tunes. Members $46, non-members $58. Preregistration required: (503) 284-3377 or www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

AUTHOR TO READ
July 12. 7 p.m. Patrick DeWitt, author of the critically acclaimed “The Sisters Brothers,” reads from his third novel, “Undermajordomo (cq) Minor,” described as a love story, an adventure story and a black comedy of manners. Free. Information: (503) 284-1726 or www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

RIDE TO CONCERT
July 13. 10 a.m. Hear pianist David Rothman showcase George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” at the Old Church noon concert. Get free bus fare to ride with a Ride Wise Ambassador to the concert. Bring a sack lunch, if desired. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Concert-goers leave from the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

EXPLORE REPTILE WORLD
July 14. 4-5 p.m. Explore the world of reptiles with Steve Lattanzi. Kids may safely see, hear and touch those in “Steve’s Creature Feature.” Free. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

AVOID LEAD EXPOSURE
July 14. 6-7:30 p.m. A free workshop provides information to prevent exposure to lead, especially while sanding, scraping or remodeling around pre-1978 paint or other home hazards. Registration: (503) 284-6827 ext. 109 or www.communityenergyproject.org. Community Energy Project, 2900 S.E. Stark St., Suite A.

VIEW ‘REPO MAN’
July 14. 9:30 p.m. View “Repo Man,” a digital restoration of the 1984 cult classic with Harry Dean Stanton, who celebrates his 90th birthday today. A young punk starts working with a seasoned repo man, and his new career becomes a series of outlandish adventures with aliens, the CIA and a ’64 Chevy. Tickets $9 in advance: www.hollywoodtheatre.org/repo-man-2. (503) 281-1142. Also celebrating its 90th year is the Hollywood Theatre, 1820 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

TREASURES IN YARD SALE
July 15. 10 a.m. to 3 p..m.; July 16 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Indian taco lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Treasures yard sale. Bring cans and bottles to recycle to benefit mission projects. Wheelchair accessible. Information: (503) 282-6431. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

FREE EYE TESTS FOR KIDS
July 15. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Free vision screening for children ages 3-7, through Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Library Association and Oregon Lions. Those screened receive a certificate to meet Oregon law requiring public school students 7 or younger to have vision screening or eye examination before entering school. Information: (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEAD TESTS SCHEDULED
July 15. 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children 6 and younger and women who are pregnant or breast-feeding may have a free, finger-prick blood test, administered by trained professionals, to determine if they have lead poisoning. Information (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

HEAR TEXAS MUSICIAN
July 15. 7-9 p.m. Sip wine or a microbrew while hearing Sage Gentle Wing, on tour from Texas. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Food selections available. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DINE WITH COMMISSIONER
July 16. 8:30-11 a.m. A senior pancake breakfast, with bacon and eggs, is visited by Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith. Free but donations are appreciated. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

WRITE A RESUME
July 16. 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get one-on-one help writing a resume with an experienced volunteer. Bring a paper copy of a resume, if you have one. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT QUILTING
July 16. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A beginning quilting workshop shows how to create three-dimensional art with paper strips. Learn the basics of quilting and embellish a letter with quilting. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

ARTISTS ARRANGE SALE
July 16.11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four Portland-area artists organize a one-day trunk show and sale. The artists are Sara Swink (ceramics), Maria Lisieski (ceramics), Katy Lareau (glass) and Lisa Kaser (paintings, prints, sculpture). Free entrance. Prices range from $10 to $200. 4709 N.E. 19th Ave., off Alberta St.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
July 16. 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.

HEAR COPPER, CROW
July 16. 7-9 p.m. Sip wine or a microbrew while listening to Copper and Crow, a husband and wife duo. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Food selections available. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN TO ROAST COFFEE
July 17. 2-3:30 p.m. Mr. Green Beans will demonstrate the basic principles of roasting coffee, using such simple items as an old frying pan or old hot-air popcorn popper. Each participant leaves with a pound of green beans and a copy of a coffee roasting guide. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

MAKE SODA POP AT HOME
July 17. 3-4:30 p.m. Herbalist Saundra Kamman teaches how to make soda pop with fresh fruit, herbs and a variety of sweeteners, including honey, agave, turbinado or brown sugar. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

WRITING CAMP FOR ALL AGES
July 18-22. 10-11:30 a.m. A multi-generational, creative writing camp for ages 8 and older is taught by Pushcart-nominated writer Linda Ferguson. Write from prompts for new stories, poems and other creative pieces. $36. Registration: www.PortlandParks.org or call (503) 916-5615. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145nosug1498504145refdj1498504145l1498504145. Beaumont SUN Community School, 4043 N.E. Fremont St.

LEARN ABOUT ‘THE CLOUD’
July 19. 9:30-11:30 a.m. In the beginner’s guide to the cloud, learn about services for computer file storage and backup, understand how the cloud can help keep files safe, how it is useful for collaboration and what entertainment options are available. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

GAIN SOCIAL SECURITY INFO
July 19. 10:30-11:30 a.m. A Social Security workshop offers information about how to make the most out of retirement benefits, including when to apply, how to estimate benefits, strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse and how to minimize taxes on benefits. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

KIDS TO PAINT CERAMICS
July 19. 4-5:30 p.m. Children may paint ceramic cars, trucks, butterflies and more with lead-free acrylic paint, then take their creations home. Supplies and smocks are provided. Free. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton llibrary, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

TWO POETS TO READ
July 19. 7 p.m. Distinguished poets Robert Hunter Jones, raised in Oregon but now teaching at the American International School in Vienna, Austria, and Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s poet laureate 2010-14, read from their new work. Free. Information: www.broadwaybooks.net or (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

HEAR PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
July 20. 7 p.m. Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner for her book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” in conversation with Rukaiyah Adams, a fourth-generation Oregonian whose family was part of the African-American migration from the South to northern and western cities. One in the series of Think & Drink conversations arranged by Oregon Humanities and the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative. Tickets: $15 general, $25 preferred seating, at albertarosetheatre.com. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

CULLY FARMERS MARKET PIE BAKE-OFF
July 21. 4-8 p.m. at the Cully Farmers Market. Participants can bring pies to Roses Ice Cream from 12-6 p.m. on day of event. Panel of judges will pick winners. Grand prize will be cooking class at Old Salt Marketplace. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145tekra1498504145msrem1498504145rafyl1498504145luc1498504145 or (541) 510-4761. 5011 N.E. 42nd Ave.

AID OFFERED FOR E-DEVICES
July 21. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A computer tutor offers appointments at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. to provide information for using an electronic phone, tablet or laptop PC or Apple. Bring the device fully charged. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. The computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

BASEBALL TEAM TO VISIT
July 21. 11-11:45 a.m. The Portland Pickles baseball team visits with families for fun activities, stories about baseball, sports and team spirit. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEARN ABOUT LONE FIR
July 21. Noon. “Unearthing the Lone Fir Cemetery” is an educational program about Portland’s historic burial ground, plus information about how all cemeteries can expand the community’s cultural knowledge. $35, including a three-course lunch. Proceeds benefit Kerr Community Agencies. Reservations required: (503) 231-3909. Albertina’s Place, 424 N.E. 22nd Ave.

SHADOW PUPPETS TO PERFORM
July 21. 2-2:45 p.m. “Jack and the Dragon” is a shadow puppet performance with old-time banjo and dulcimer music. The tale features Jack being hired by the King to hunt pesky varmints. He also kicks up his heels with the King’s daughter at a barn dance. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

GET OFF THE COUCH!
July 21. 4-4:45 p.m. “Ready, Set, GROW!” is a home-grown heroes exercise for families. Participants face a magical villain who has cast a spell, turning people into couch potatoes. Can the heroes get people off the couch? Find out in this show about sports, team spirit and getting active. Free. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

REVISIT ‘PARIS, TEXAS’
July 21. 7 p.m. Harry Dean Stanton plays a man who wanders out of the desert after a four-year absence, is reunited with his son, and they go looking for the boy’s mother in “Paris, Texas,” a 35mm print of the 1984 film directed by Wim Wenders. Tickets $9 in advance: www.hollywoodtheatre.org/paris-texas. (503) 281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEE SALLY FIELD FILM
July 22. 1 p.m. View “Hello, My Name is Doris,” a film with Sally Field, Max Greenfield and Tyne Daly. The story follows a 60-something woman, inspired by a self-help seminar to pursue romantically her younger co-worker. Free but donations appreciated. Tickets sell at 9:30 a.m. for a $2 pizza lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

PRESCHOOLERS ACT WITH YOGA
July 23. 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool yoga story time integrates storytelling, yoga, songs and drama. Multicultural wisdom tales, fairy tales and kids’ original stories are acted out with yoga poses. Free. Information: (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LISTEN TO ACOUSTIC POP
July 23. 7-9 p.m. Hear the acoustic pop of Tim Uecker while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Food selections available. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DEVELOP A CAREER
July 24.3-4 p.m. “Plant Yourself Where You Will Bloom” is an interactive workshop to help create a career that’s personally meaningful and financially rewarding. Learn seven steps to develop that career. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234.

STANTON FILM SCHEDULED
July 24. 7 p.m. Harry Dean Stanton is in the 1997 sci-fi thriller, “Escape from New York,” directed by John Carpenter and digitally restored. When the U.S. president crash lands in Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber, played by Kurt Russell, is sent in to rescue him. Tickets $9 in advance: www.hollywoodtheatre.org/escape-from-new-york-2. (503) 281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

POLISH A RESUME
July 25. 1:30-4 p.m. Get help writing a resume with an experienced volunteer. Bring a paper copy, if available. Free. Registration for a 30-minute session is required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNED
July 26. Noon. Wee Works Daycare children will provide entertainment for a party for seniors celebrating June birthdays. Birthday seniors have a free lunch. Those age 60 or older may donate $3 for lunch. Meal price for those under 60 is $7.89. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MAKE PUPPETS
July 28. 1-2:30 p.m. KC Puppetree leads all ages in puppet making, using re-used, up-cycled items, from egg crates, boxes, plastic jugs and more. Materials are provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own, too. Free. Information: (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

WORKSHOP FOR POP ART
July 28. 2-4 p.m. New York artist Michael Albert presents a Pop Art program with a hands-on collage workshop to show how the artist creates his work. Each participant receives a signed poster. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAR ABOUT STREETCARS
July 28. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association will hear Dan Bower discuss the Portland Streetcar Project. Information: (503) 288-0832. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TEENS LEARN BIKE REPAIR
July 29. 4-5 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 can learn basic bike repair with the non-profit Bike Farm, an all-volunteer, bicycle education collective. Each participant receives a fix-a-flat kit including one patch and two tire levers. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

WAYFINDER WEEKEND
July 29-30. New higher-education program, Wayfinding Academy, will host first-annual Wayfinder Weekend experience in St. Johns. Weekend to include hand-crafted learning, teaching, serving, and exploring for people who seek to live life on purpose, with advocate groups, core curriculum classes, unconference-style labs, adventures and hands-on service projects. www.wayfindingacademy.org.

SALE TO AID SENIOR CENTER
July 29. 4-8 p.m. A rummage sale supports the Hollywood Senior Center and the Wy’East Unitarian Universalist Congregation that meets in the building. Call (503) 288-8303 for information about donating to the event. Sale items include household goods, books, toys, furniture, clothing and more. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LISTEN TO JAZZ TRIO
July 29. 7-9 p.m. Hear the Natalia Burgess jazz trio while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Food selections available. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner ,4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEE SHAKESPEARE PLAY
July 29. 7 p.m. Portland Actors Ensemble performs Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost.” Free. Information: www.portlandactors.com. Campus green at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St.

LEAD TESTING OFFERED
July 30. 11-11:45 a.m. Children 6 and younger and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may be tested for potential lead poisoning with a finger-prick test, administered by trained professionals. Resources for preventing lead poisoning also are offered. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAR OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY
July 30. 7-9 p.m. Hear the old school country and rock of Troy Dixon while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Food selections available. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

READING: MONKEY CASSEROLE
July 31. 4 p.m. Reading from “Monkey Casserole,” a collection of short stories by Mizeta Moon, Howard Schneider and Linda Burk, all members of the Hollywood Senior Center’s Writers Unite flash-writing group. Includes entertainment and refreshments. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave. www.hollywoodseniorcenter.org. (503) 288-8303

LEARN PROGRAMMING
July 31. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gain a basic understanding of game programming, programming languages, computer applications and the syntax of JavaScript. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

ONGOING

TOPS GROUP MEETS
July 5. 8:30-10 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. Continues Tuesdays. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael & All Angles Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave., south of Sandy Boulevard.

HELP FOR DEPRESSION
July 5. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A depression and anxiety support group is offered through Recovery International, a non-profit, cognitive behavioral training system to cope with symptoms of nervous imbalance, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other issues. Free-will offering. Information: (503) 810-2789, www.recoveryinternational.org or www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael & All Angles Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave., south of Sandy Boulevard.

AVOID FALLS WITH TAI CHI
July 6. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance is a program of eight forms developed by researchers at the Oregon Research Institute to help seniors maintain balance and avoid falls. $1 donation appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

FAMILIES TO HEAR STORIES
July 9. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Story time for children of all ages and parents. Free. Continues Saturdays through August. Thurston Center for Children’s Literature in library at Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

GLEANERS BRING PRODUCE
July 11. 8:30 a.m. Gleaners bring produce from the Hollywood Farmers Market every Monday. Please allow everyone to share in the fresh fruits and vegetables. Free. Sign-up: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
July 11. 10-11 a.m. A support group for grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives parenting children usually meets on the first Monday of the month, but reschedules to this time because of the July 4 holiday. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS
July 13. 1-3 p.m. Continues every second Wednesday of the month. An Alzheimer’s Association Support Group provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Free. Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon (503) 416-0107. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

UPCOMING

BYRD FESTIVAL SET
Aug. 5. 7:30 p.m. Opening concert of the 19th annual William Byrd Festival with Byrd Festival Consort, directed by Mark Williams. The festival continues through Aug. 20. Tickets for opening and closing concerts: $20 general, $15 seniors and students. Order at (800) 838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com. Other events, with free-will offering, don’t require tickets. The program includes choral masterpieces by the Renaissance composer William Byrd (1540-1623), his contemporaries and 17th-century successors. Full program: www.byrdfestival.org. Venues: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 37 N.E. Clackamas St.; St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1623 N.W. 19th Ave., and The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist, 6300 S.W. Nicol Rd.

ART SHOW PLANNED
Aug. 6. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art show. Information or to show art: John Halvorson, (503) 252-0320. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Northeast 44th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. – Janet Goetze

June 2016

Clyde’ s Prime Rib in the Rose City Park neighborhood offers live music seven nights a week with rotating artists and special events every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. (Ted Perkins)

Clyde’ s Prime Rib in the Rose City Park neighborhood offers live music seven nights a week with rotating artists and special events every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. (Ted Perkins)

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

CONCORDIA HOSTS ART
June 1. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. More than two dozen regional artists show work in “Portraits: An Artist’s Visual Narrative,” until June 24. Free. George R. White Library & Learning Center hours: noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

EXHIBITS FEATURE ANIMALS
June 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Karen Croner creates mixed media animal sculptures. Gay Freeborn presents oil paintings of animals and their relationship with people and each other. Yelena Roslaya explores glazes and sculptural forms in ceramic donut shapes. Kelli MacConnell’s relief printmaking, linocut, focuses on Northwest landscapes in black and white. Exhibits continue to June 28. Free viewing. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

LAVENDER FILLS ANIMALS
June 1. 4-6 p.m. Students in grades 6-12 may make a stuffed animal filled with lavender, which helps us stay calm.. Free but registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

CARING FOR SENIORS
June 1. 7 p.m. Marcy Cottrell Houle and Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom, both of Portland, discuss their book, “The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare.” It received the Christopher Award for affirming “the highest values of the human spirit.” Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

AUTHORS TO SPEAK
June 2. 7 p.m. Robert Hill, author of “The Remnants,” joins in conversation with Rene Denfeld, a death penalty investigator. Her debut novel, “The Enchanted,” is set on death row in a corrupt prison. Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

IMAGO PLANS WORK
June 2. 7:30 p.m. “Francesca, Isabella, Margarita on a Cloud,” a music-theater play by Carol Triffle, includes the pitfalls and disasters of beauty pageants and the dangers of becoming an accidental sex star. Continues to June 19: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Recommended for 16 and older. Tickets $15 to $25. Call (503) 231-9581 or TicketsWest.com. Imago Theatre, 17 S.E. Eighth Ave.

MOVEMENT QUELLS PAIN
June 3 and 24. 10-11 a.m. Heal chronic pain with gentle movement that may improve all movement habits. $15 per class. www.somaspace.us. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

FAIR FEATURES BOOKS
June 3. 2-8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4. Rose City Book & Paper Fair features thousands of used and rare books from more than 40 independent booksellers, ephemera and prints. Admission $3 to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Sponsored by the Cascade Booksellers Association www.cascadebooksellers.com. Double Tree at Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

MATTHEW FOX TO SPEAK
June 3. 7 p.m. Matthew Fox, an Episcopal priest and theologian who was an early supporter of Creation Spirituality, will speak on “Mystics in Ourselves and Others,” exploring ideas of Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen and Thomas Merton. Tickets $25 in advance: matthewfoxpdx.com. Unity of Portland, 4525 S.E. Stark St.

HEAR BRAZILIAN MUSIC
June 3. 7 p.m. Sip a brew or wine while listening to Bill Beach play Brazilian music. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” and get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/ Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

TERRARIUM WORKSHOP IN CULLY
June 4. 1-2:30 p.m. All materials included.  $40.  (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave. www.withlovefrompdx.com.

CONCERT FEATURES POP
June 5. 3 p.m. Musicians present “Thanks for the Memories,” a concert of pop and Broadway show tunes. Frank Holman directs his final concert before retiring after 40 years as the church’s director of music. Hear choir, soloists, vocal ensembles, hand bells, brass ensemble, John Green on organ; Andrea Llafet on piano and Scott Greer on percussion. Free-will offering to benefit on-going concert series.(503) 288-0353. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E.Alameda.

LEARN HEALTHY CLEANERS
June 5. 3-3:45 p.m. Multnomah County Environmental Health representative presents an interactive lesson on the environmental health effects of “green” cleaning and the use of homemade, toxin-free household products. Free but registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEAR 60s TUNES
June 5. 4 p.m. Sartori Men’s Chorus presents “Feelin’ Groovy – Remembering the ‘60s” and the array of songs of peace, love, protest and war. Tickets at the door: $15 adults, $7 ages 6-10; Children 5 and younger free. http://www.sartorichorus.org/ . Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

EACH BOTH PLAY POP
June 5. 5 p.m. Each Both, musicians Victor Johnson and Skyler Hamler, perform pop music from their latest release, “Please, Yeah.” Free. Information: (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

GET FRESH PRODUCE
June 6. 8:30 a.m. Please allow all to share fruits and vegetables from the Hollywood Farmers Market, brought by Neighborhood Gleaners. Free but registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

PREVENT MALNUTRITION
June 6. 3-4 p.m. Learn the warning signs of malnutrition and understand options for prevention and treatment. An Aging Mastery Program developed by the National Council on Aging. Free but registration required: (503)288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

EAT FOR THE HEART
June 7. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Attend a cooking demonstration on heart-healthy eating, and learn about diets and foods that can help support healthy blood pressure. Free but registration desired: (503) 288-8303, Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN BELLY DANCING
June 7 – 28. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Introduction to belly dance with Fanina Padykula. Learn basic technique and musicality while building strength and flexibility throughout the body. $15 each class. www.somaspace.us. (971) 258-1885. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

HEAR ABOUT NW HIP-HOP
June 7. 6:30-7:45 p.m. A conversation with author Donnell Alexander about what makes Northwest hip-hop unique, what its history is and how hip-hop has influenced social, artistic and political life in the region. Free but registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

FILMS BY ‘LOST BOYS’
June 7. 7 p.m. The non-profit Outside the Frame presents a documentary, “The Lost Boys of Portlandia,” about homeless and marginalized youth who are learning filmmaking skills that can help them move inside the frame of their own lives. The program also includes original film shorts by youth, exploring drug abuse, gender identity and the health care system. Order free tickets at http://otfpdx.bpt.me/. Donations welcome. Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St.

BRIAN DOYLE TO READ
June 7. 7 p.m. Author Brian Doyle reads from his new novel, “Chicago.” Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

FRED MEYER JUNIOR PARADE
June 8. 1-2 p.m. Part of the Portland Rose Festival. Children come from all parts of the city to take part in the parade, which includes marching bands, dance teams and more. Starts at Northeast 52nd Ave. and Sandy Blvd. Heads west on Sandy Blvd. Disbands near Grant High School. Free. Map of parade route: rosefestival.org.

SPY TO TELL HER STORY
June 8. 7-8:30 p.m. Marthe Cohn, 94, recipient of France’s Medaille Militaire for her work as a spy in Nazi Germany, will tell her story and sign copies of her book, “Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany.” Tickets: $15 general, $10 students and seniors, $180 event sponsor. Purchase at http://behindenemylines.eventbrite.com. Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 2858 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

NE VILLAGE TO MEET
June 8. 7-8:30 p.m. General meeting of Northeast Village PDX includes a potluck supper and presentation of summer programs before the roll-out of membership recruitment. Information: (503) 895-2750 or www.nevillagepdx.org. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5380 N.E. Alameda, off Sandy Boulevard.

REPAIR TIME SET
June 9. 6-8 p.m. Repair PDX volunteers will fix small appliances, bikes, garments and other textiles. Free. Bring broken items and any needed parts. Garments and textiles should be clean. Information: www.repairpdx.org. Lloyd district Double Tree Hotel expo hall, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

KNITTING ARTIST SHOWS CREATIONS, PATTERNS
June 10. 5-7 p.m. Join local fiber and knitting artist, Skye Jameson, showing new knitting creations and patterns at 4PDX. 4PDX is a vintage home decor shop that features work by local makers, artists, and pickers. Free. 1724 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘LADY IN VAN’
June 10. 1 p.m. View “The Lady in the Van,” starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. Free but $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FILM ‘CAROL’ SCHEDULED
June 10. 1 p.m. View the film “Carol,” about an aspiring photographer who develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. It threatens her confidence as a mother but she discovers a new sense of self. Stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson. Free. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

VANDEVEER TO PLAY
June 10. 6 p.m. The band Vandeveer plays Americana music from their latest release, “The Wild Mercury.” Free. (503) 231-8926. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

LISTEN TO JAZZ DUO
June 10. 7 p.m. Sip a brew or wine while listening to the Jake Shapiro Jazz Duo on tour from California. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” and get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEAR BACH TO BOTTESINI
June 10. 7:30 p.m. Organist Martin L. Ellis, vocalist and percussionist Ruth G. Heald and double bassist Elijah Medina present a range of musical selections in “From Bach & Bottesini to Broadway.” Light refreshments served after the concert. Donations go toward new choir robes, special workshop soloists, new music sets and more. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Northeast 44th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

EXPLORE COLUMBIA SLOUGH IN ENGLISH/SPANISH
June 11. 1-5 p.m. Explorando el Columbia Slough. Celebrate nature in the city. Bilingual family environmental festival offers activities in Spanish and English for all ages. Free. Includes guided canoe trips, live music, folk dancing, storytelling, arts, crafts and workshops. (503) 281-1132. Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 N.E. 47th Ave.

LISTEN TO JAZZ GUITAR
June 11. 7 p.m. Sip wine or beer while listening to Joe Baker, guitarist of the High Water Jazz Band. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http:magnoliascorner.net/ .Magnlia’s Corner,4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN BLACK GENEALOGY
June 11. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Get started exploring African-American genealogy online. Bring information already found, including dates of births and deaths. Free but registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

VIKINGS DO BREAKFAST
June 12. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A mid-summer Viking breakfast features all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, fruit, lingonberry jam and lots of coffee. Tickets: $7 adults, $4 children 5-12, free for children under 5. 10 a.m. Children’s Nordic story time in the library. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

HEAR FAVORITE TUNES
June 12. 4 p.m. Hear a mix of old favorites and new country rock selections with the Richards. Free but registration recommended: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

KNOW YOUR TABLET
June 14 and 21.9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn the basic layout of the Android tablet, settings, apps and more. Bring your own tablet, fully charged. You must have a Google or Gmail account to participate. Free but registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH
June 14. 6-7:30 p.m. In “Juneteenth: Words Along the Way,” observe a national celebration of freedom. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers brought Texas the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free. Celebrate Juneteenth, as the date became known, on the lawn with words and music. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

AVOID LEAD PAINT
June 14. 6-7:30 p.m. Before sanding old window frames or doors, or beginning a small construction project that may involve exposure to lead paint, attend a workshop to learn how to avoid exposure and protect health. Free but registration required: (503) 284-6827 Ext. 109. www.communityenergyproject. Community Energy Project, 2900 S. E. Stark St., Suite A.

BECOME A PUBLISHER
June 14. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Become your own publisher through a workshop including aspects of editing and design, logistics and distribution, and publicity and marketing. Free but registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

PLAN YOUR ESTATE
June 15. 6-7:30 p.m. In an estate planning workshop, learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Free but registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

UNDERSTAND E-DEVICES
June 16. 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. Understand your electronic telephone, tablet or laptop, PC or Apple, in a 45-minute appointment with an expert: Bring the fully-charged device. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center computer laboratory, 9009 N.Foss St.

UPDATE DRIVING SKILLS
June 17 and 24. 9 a.m. to noon. Update driving skills and rules of the road knowledge in an AARP Smart Driving Class. Both days required. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Limited to 25 participants. Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LISTEN TO BALLADS
June 17. 7 p.m. Sip a brew or wine while listening to balladeer Jeremiah Craig of Seattle. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145renro1498504145csail1498504145ongam1498504145gniko1498504145ob1498504145. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E.Sandy Blvd.

CANDLE WORKSHOP IN CULLY
June 18. 2-4 p.m. $40-$125. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave. www.withlovefrompdx.com.

CREATE STAR WARS BAG
June 18. 1-2:30 p.m. Create a galaxy far, far away by stenciling a Star Wars character, planet or vehicle onto an eco-friendly tote bag, which will hold books for the summer’s Ready, Set, Read! event. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FOLLOW THE MUSIC
June 18. 3 p.m. Third Angle New Music gives the Irvington neighborhood its own soundtrack. Follow the music to five porches in the neighborhood. moc.p1498504145serv.1498504145liam@1498504145cisuM1498504145_weN_1498504145elgnA1498504145_drih1498504145T1498504145.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
June 18. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candlight 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.

‘FOLKSLINGER’ TO APPEAR
June 18. 7 p.m. Sip wine or a brew while listening to “folkslinger” Mark MacMinn. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

KEEP BRAIN, BODY HEALTHY
June 21. 1-2 p.m. The Alzheimer’s Association workshop reveals “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body.” Learn scientific insights into how to optimize physical and cognitive health with diet, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. Free but registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

YOUTH WRITE DIALOGUE
June 22. 2-3:30 p.m. In an interactive workshop, students in grades 6-12 use theatrical techniques to create strong prose dialogue. They write short scripts, act and direct a role-play of a scene. Then they revise their scripts, adding setting, action and emotion. Free but registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

KIDS TO LEARN MANGA
June 22. 2-4 p.m. Kids ages 8-12 work with an artist and Manga enthusiast. Each student takes home a finished and matted Manga masterpiece. Cost: $25. Registration: (503) 281-6757. www.sparkartscenter.com. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

SEE ‘CAROL’ FILM
June 24. 1 p.m. In the film, “Carol on Friday,” an aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship an older woman, which threatens her confidence as a mother, but she discovers a new sense of self. Free but $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR SOUL JAZZ
June 24. 7 p.m. Sip wine or beer while listening to the soul jazz of Angelica Pray. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/ . Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LAURELHURST SETS SALES
June 25. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 100 families join in garage sales in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. Maps and item descriptions available before the event. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145elase1498504145garag1498504145ANL1498504145.

JAM BAND TO PLAY
June 25. 11-11:45 a.m. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, the first Americans to win a Latin Grammy in the children’s album category, will perform their bilingual, head-bopping dance music. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

21 JUNE TO PERFORM
June 25. 7 p.m. Sip wine or a brew while listening to The 21 June Band. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliasorner.net/ . Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

AVOID LEAD DANGER
June 27. 6-7:30 p.m. Before sanding old window frames or doors, or beginning a small construction project that may involve exposure to lead paint, attend a workshop to learn how to avoid exposure and protect health. Free but registration required with Community Energy Project: (503) 284-6827 Ext. 109. www.communityenergyproject. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT BEES
June 28. 3-3:45 p.m. Children age 3 and older, and their families, learn about honey bees with hands-on learning stations, including the Honey Bee Discovery Lab, featuring products of the hive, beekeeping equipment, magnifying glasses and honey tasting. Included are flower seed planting, pollination station, honey bee board games and coloring sheets. Free. First come, first served. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

FACEBOOK CLASS SET
June 28. 5:30-7:30 p.m. In the Facebook 2 class, go beyond finding friends and family on Facebook to learn what else is possible: create and share photo albums, create life events, create a Facebook group, and message and chat. Free but registration required in the library or call (503)988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

CREATE HEALTHY SOIL
June 28. 7 p.m. Glen Andresen, Metro’s natural gardening advisor, will discuss “Healthy Soil for Healthy Plants” with the Metropolitan Garden Club. Free. Information: gardenclubpdx.com or moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda at Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

PRINTMAKING FOR YOUTH
June 30. 3-4 p.m. Kids and teens may explore hands-on methods of printmaking at several stations, including rubbings, stamps, stencils and inkblots. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

SEE HOW HEARTS BEAT
June 30. 4-5 p.m. In “Ready, Set . . . Science!” kids in grades 3 and up try experiments to see how the heart beats, the lungs breathe and muscles move. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

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

CARDIO CLASS AIDS HEALTH
June 1. 10-10:45 a.m. Continues Wednesdays in June. U-Vigorate is a high energy, low impact cardio class with non-competitive routines that support eye-hand coordination, balance, memory and endurance while toning and conditioning. $8 each session. (971) 258-1885. www.somaspace.us. SomaSpace, 4050 N.E. Broadway.

TAI CHI FOR BALANCE
June 1 and 3. 10-11a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” is developed by researchers at the Oregon Research Institute It uses eight forms derived from Yang-style Tai Chi. Helps improve balance and reduce the likelihood of falling. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

CULLY MARKET OPENS
June 2. 4-8 p.m. through August; 4-7 .m. in September. Continues Thursdays. Cully Farmers Market features local produce, food vendors, crafts, live entertainment, activities for kids. Up to $10 match for SNAP recipients. Information: (503) 912-8936. www.cullyfarmersmarket.org. 5011 N.E. 42nd Ave. at Alberta Street.

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
June 6. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of each month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives with children they hadn’t expected to raise. Changes may bring happiness or sadness. The change may bring stress, and finding proper ways to deal with it is vital for the emotional and physical health of children and adults. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9000 N. Foss Ave.

ENGLISH CLASSES OFFERED
June 6. 6-7:30 p.m. Continues Mondays. Free classes in English as a Second Language. All levels welcome. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

HELP FOR DEPRESSION
June 7. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A depression and anxiety support group meets, following the behavioral training system of the non-profit Recovery International. Free-will offering. Information: (503) 810-2789 or www.recoveryinternational.org. Local blogsite: www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

TOPS GROUP MEETS
June 7. 8:30 – 10 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. Continues Tuesdays. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

LEARN TO SWIM
June 13-Aug. 7. Various times, all ages. Learn to swim with American Red Cross method. Center members $56, non-members $68; scholarships available for those with financial need. Pre-registration required: (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

LUNCH IN ALBERTA PARK
June 13 to Aug. 26. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free children’s lunch at noon. Organized sports, games and crafts in Portland Park Bureau’s “Summer Free for All” program. Alberta Park, Northeast 22nd Avenue and Killlingsworth St.

SUMMER GAMES SET
June 13 to Aug. 26. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free children’s lunch at noon. Organized sports, games and crafts in Portland Park Bureau’s “Summer Free for All” program. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.

FREE KIDS’ LUNCH
June 13 to Aug. 26. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free children’s lunch at noon. Organized sports, games and crafts in Portland Park Bureau’s “Summer Free for All” program. Columbia Park, N. Woolsey Avenue and Lombard Street.

GAMES, CRAFTS SET
June 13 to Aug. 24. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday only. Free sports, games and crafts in a Portland Park Bureau program. Grant Park, Northeast 33rd Avenue and U.S. Grant Place.

TUESDAYS AT FERNHILL
June 14 to Aug. 23. Tuesday only 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free sports, games and crafts in a Portland Park Bureau program. Fernhill Park, Northeast 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street.

FIREWORKS SALES SET
June 25-July 5. Call for times. Northeast Community Center sells fireworks in the parking lot to benefit the non-profit center and help provide scholarships for those with financial need. (503) 284-3377. www.necommunitycenter.org. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN CULLY
July 3. Includes paper and pens. $125. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave. www.withlovefrompdx.com.
BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP IN CULLY
July 16. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Includes materials, bring a towel. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave. www.withlovefrompdx.com. – Janet Goetze

May 2016

The House of Tomorrow Tour features two houses in Northeast Portland, including the Wedgewood house shown here. (Restore Oregon)

The House of Tomorrow Tour features two houses in Northeast Portland, including the Wedgewood house shown here. (Restore Oregon)

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

ART FEATURES FOUND OBJECTS
May 1-31. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.  Chris Haberman, writer, painter, muralist, curator and musician displays art created from recycled objects and materials found from the streets of Portland. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

GALLERY SHOWS PHOTO ART
May 1. Noon to 6 p.m. Photo artist Al Flory explores tattered posters on wooden poles, stickers on flat surfaces, graffiti and other ephemera. He also manipulates digital images of Alberta Street landmarks to create unique personal interpretations. Free exhibit continues to May 28. Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.  (503) 280-6329. www.alberta streetgallery.com. Alberta Street Gallery, 2724 N.E. Alberta St.

MEDITATION REDUCES STRESS
May 1. Noon to 2:30 p.m. Ages 13 and older may increase mental focus with easy-to-use meditation methods to reduce stress. Pre-registration recommended. Center members $25, non-members $30. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

PLAY REVEALS PETER PAN ORIGINS
May 1. 2 p.m.  “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A family-friendly prequel to Peter Pan takes the audience from a pirate ship’s brig to mermaids’ coves to discover how Peter became the boy who never grew up. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. To May 29. Tickets $32 Wednesday and Thursday; $36 Friday-Sunday; age 35 and younger $25 Wednesday and Thursday. Rush $20, Arts for All $5. www.portlandplayhouse.org. (503) 488-5822. Portland Playhouse, 602 N.E. Prescott St.

EMERGENCY PLAN IN VIETNAMESE
May 1. 2:30-4 p.m. A program conducted in Vietnamese will provide information about what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Discussion will include how to make a family plan, how to build an emergency kit, and the way to store it. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N…E. Sandy Blvd.

FRESH PRODUCE OFFERED
May 2. 8:30 a.m. until the produce is gone. Neighborhood Gleaners will provide fresh fruits and vegetables from the Hollywood Farmers Market. Please allow all of us to share in the bounty.  Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

PHOTOS SHOW WOMEN’S LIVES
May 3. 2-10 p.m. Through May 31. Photo-montage artist Carolyn Campbell shows her photographs,  “The Story of She: A Place of Belonging,” which blur the line between what is a doll and what is human.  The images explore historical, cultural and personal social challenges women face but often don’t want to talk about. Free viewing. www.everydaywine.com. Hours: 2-10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 2-8 p.m. Sunday.  (503) 331-7119. Every Day Wine, 1520 N.E. Alberta St.

LEARN TO USE CRAIGSLIST
May 3. 3-5 p.m. Learn to use Craigslist for posting items for sale, seeking a job, searching for rentals, and tips for staying safe on Craigslist. Must be able to use a mouse, keyboard and be comfortable navigating the Internet. Free. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, in the library, or call (503) 988-5370. Kenton library,

FACEBOOK LESSONS SLATED
May 3. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn to use Facebook 1. Free. See requirements online: www.multcolib.org. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

AUTHOR EXPLORES RACE IN U.S.
May 3. 7 p.m. Lauret Savoy, a PEN Open Award finalist, will read from her new memoir, “Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape.”  Savoy explores how the country’s still unfolding history, and ideas of race, have marked her and the land. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net. (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

LEARN TO USE E-DEVICES
May 5, 12 and 26. 9 a.m. 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. John Lucas provides 45-minute guidance to help understand electronic devices. Bring the device fully charged. Free. Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

CHOOSE CORRECT FOODS
May 5. 6-7 p.m. Choose the right foods for your body from a Chinese medical perspective with acupuncturist Jonathan Ho. Learn the nourishing value of food for the mind, body and spirit. Free. Registration: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

MEMOIR FEATURES GARDENS
May 5. 7 p.m. Artist and writer Vivian Swift reads from her third illustrated memoir, “Gardens of Awe and Folly: A Traveler’s Journal of the Meaning of Life and Gardening.” She takes readers on a tour of nine idiosyncratic gardens from Morocco to Key West, Paris to Brazil. She illustrates the stories of the gardens with watercolor paintings and travel vignettes.  Free. www.broadwaybooks.net. (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

MILAGRO SETS ‘BEAUTIFUL NORTH’
May 5. 7:30 p.m. Continues Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Until  May 28. “Into the Beautiful North,” a play by Karen Zacarias, based on the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea. Directed by Daniel Jaquez and Olga Sanchez.  A hip, heroic comedy that blends  “The Magnificent Seven” and American pop culture with modern Mexican experiences. 4-5 p.m. May 8, a talk-back with cast and creative team. Adult tickets $25 in advance, $30 at door. Discounts available.  www.milagro.org. (503) 236-7253. El Centro Milagro, 525 S.E. Stark St.

BASHO FILM SCHEDULED
May 5. 7:30 p.m. View the film “Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho.” When guitarist and composer Robbie Basho died in 1986, he was so little regarded that all his records were out of print. In the 30 years since, a small cult has coalesced around his county blues picking with classical and global influences and his otherworldly voice. Lia Barker’s documentary seeks to unravel the mysteries of Basho’s music and mind.  Tickets $9.  www.hollywoodtheatre.org. (503) 493-1128. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

CELEBRATE SPRING ON FRIDAYS AT 4PDX
May 6 through May 27. 5-7 p.m. Every Friday in May, selected artists, makers, and pickers will be at the 4PDX store in Hollywood to show their wares and talk with customers about their work. May 6: Aaron S. Dye Paintings and Fine Furniture. May 14: Kamala Jewelry. May 21: Anton’s Antiques. May 27: Carla Axtman Photography. 1724 NE 40th Ave.

BIKE FILM FEST SLATED
May 6-8. Times vary. See the 14th annual “Filmed by Bike” film festival, including 59 films from 19 countries. All ages welcome. Show times and schedule of special events are at FilmedByBike.org. Tickets: $11 per show, $55 for VIP festival pass. The festival benefits NW Documentary, a non-profit organization helping people tell stories through film. Showings at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MARKET MARKS 20 YEARS
May 7. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the 20th anniversary of the Hollywood Farmers Market with live music, face painting and shopping among more than 50 growers and vendors. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast 44th Avene and Hancock Street.

MADISON SOUTH TO CLEAN UP
May 7. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Madison South neighborhood conducts the annual clean-up. Accepting appliances, household bulky items and metal. No wood, construction materials, hazardous waste or electronics. Financial donations encouraged. http://madisonsouth.org. Information: Ronda Johnson, (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

LEARN FUNDAMENTAL YOGA
May 7. Noon to 3 p.m. Ages 13 and older explore the fundamentals of yoga through proper alignment, foundational poses, introductory breathing and therapeutic movement techniques.  Workshop focus is on heart, shoulders and neck. Center members $30, non-members $35. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

VIKINGS TO HONOR MOMS
May 8. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Viking breakfast honors all mothers. All-you-can-eat pancakes, with sides of scrambled eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, fruit compote, orange juice, tea and bottomless cups of coffee. Adults $7, children 5-12 $4, under 5 are free. Children’s Nordic story time in library at 10 a.m. Grieg Lodge-Norse Hall, 111 N.E. Couch St.

VIEWING LIFE, DEATH
May 8. 3-4:30 p.m. Discuss “Grave Matters: Cultural Diversity on Life and Death.” The U.S. is considered “death averse” but some cultural traditions understand our mortality as a teacher about living a purposeful life. Participants discuss perspectives from Africa, Asia and other parts of the world through video, song, humor and short readings. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LEARN ABOUT ALCOHOL
May 9. 1-2 p.m. Is alcohol affecting your health? Hear an Older Adult Wellness Presentation with clinical and county health specialists who will provide information about overuse and risk factors. Learn whom to talk to for yourself or a loved one. Learn what resources are available for more information or support. Free. Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

PNEUMONIA TALK SET
May 10. 10-11 a.m. Nicholas Dean, from the physician assistant program at Oregon Health & Science University, will provide information about the pneumonia vaccine, who should get it, costs, and he will answer other questions. Free. Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

KNOW YOUR PHONE
May 10 and May 12. Noon to 2 p.m. Get to know your Android Smartphone. Learn the basics, including library apps for free e-books, streaming audio-books, music and movies. Free. Bring a charged device. Check other requirements online: www.multcolib.org. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth  St.

LEARN ABOUT ADDED UNITS
May 10. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kol Peterson provides an overview of accessory dwelling units, including zoning, costs, financing and resources. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

PREPARE FOR END OF LIFE
May 11. 10:30 a.m. to Noon. A “Conversation on Aging: Heart to Heart,” dealing with concerns and feelings about preparing for end-of-life care. Discussion is facilitated by the non-profit Volunteers Involved in the Emotional Wellbeing of Seniors (VIEWS). Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

COUNTY TO HEAR OLDER ADULTS
May 11 and 26. 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veteran’s Services Division seeks input in developing its 2017-2020 area plan. The plan is intended to provide a comprehensive and coordinated delivery system to older adults. Topics include healthy aging, behavioral health and nutrition. Free. Information: https://multco.us/ads/news/area-plan-community-listening-sessions. IRCO, 10301 N.E. Glisan St.

EAT, SLEEP BETTER
May 11. 11:15-11:45 a.m. Ages 13 and  older join Trisha Lee, a naturopathic physician, to hear health and wellness tips to sleep better, find the right diet, exercise daily and manage stress. Free. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

LEARN WOOD BURNING
May 11. 4-5 p.m. Teens may learn wood burning and leave with a small wood box or picture frame to show their new skills. Free. First come, first served. Registration required: www.multcolib.org, in the library or call (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

NE VILLAGE TO VOTE
May 11. 7-8:30 p.m. General meeting of Northeast Village PDX includes election of the first governing council. Those completing Village 101 may vote for the slate. Free. Information: (503) 895-2750. www.nevillagepdx.org. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5380 N.E. Alameda, off Sandy Boulevard.

RELIEVE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
May 12. 6-7 p.m. Hear about a natural method for relieving allergy symptoms and finding the “triggers” of distress. Free. Registration: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or call (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

VIEW ‘CONCUSSION’ FILM
May 13. 1 p.m. See “Concussion,” a film about the doctor who uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players. Stars Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks. Free but $1 donation suggested.  Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

‘BIG SHORT’ FILM SLATED
May 13. 1 p.m. View “The Big Short,” a film about four men in the high finance world who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the early 2000s and decide to take on big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Stars Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling. Free. Information and registration: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

SEE MID-CENTURY HOUSES
May 13. 7 p.m. An illustrated lecture on the mid-century modern house, the “House of Tomorrow,” precedes a tour of houses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14. Both are sponsored by the non-profit Restore Oregon, which has a mission to preserve, reuse and pass forward the historic places that create livable communities.  Tickets for the lecture: $15 general, $10 Restore Oregon members. Lecture at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave. Tour tickets: $45 general, $35 members. All tickets must be purchased in advance: WWW.RESTOREOREGON.ORG or call (503) 243-1923. Photos of houses on the tour: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7dvtyhz25ng4z8r/AACKkYofwLAiNhQbOIRSXjmva?dl=0.

KIDS TO PLANT SEEDS
May 14. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Joanna Sooper from Turnip the Heat Cooking School offers activities for kids, including seed planting. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Hollywood Farmers Market, Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock St.

CLEAN-UP SET IN SUMNER
May 14. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Sumner neighborhood conducts the annual clean-up. Information: Ronda Johnson, (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Helensview School, 8678 N.E. Sumner St.

PREPARE FOR DISASTER
May 14. 1-2 p.m. A Red Cross preparation class outlines disasters that can occur in this region and how to be informed, make a plan and build a kit. Free. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

ENJOY LIVE ANDEAN MUSIC
May 14. 5-7pm. Local Spanish language school Tierra Educational Center will celebrate its seventh anniversary with a community potluck fiesta and a live performance of Andean music and dance by Chayag. Free. (503) 213-3677 www.tierracenter.com. 5745 NE Glisan St.

LEARN ABOUT NE VILLAGE
May 15. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how to stay in your own home as you grow older with the help of friends and volunteers with Northeast Village PDX. Free. Information: Margaret Baldwin, (503) 895-2750. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E.Tillamook St.

KENTON PLANS STREET FAIR
May 15. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual Kenton Street Fair includes food, music, vendors and fun on North Denver Avenue, between North Watts and Willis Streets. Sponsored by the Kenton Business Association, www.kentonbusiness.com.

COMMUNITY CONCERT SET
May 15. 3 p.m. A Community Celebration Concert, to help raise funds for maintenance of the historic church, designed by Pietro Belluschi, and bring the community together. Groups include Bells of the Cascades, Satori Men’s Chorus, Portland Ukulele Choir, Portland Lesbian Choir, Cascade Men’s Chorus, Central Lutheran choirs and Aszemar Glenn. Free-will offering.  www.centralportland.org/.  Central Lutheran Church, 1820 N.E. 21st Ave.

ENJOY DERBY LUNCHEON
May 16. Noon. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races with a true “derby” luncheon. Proceeds benefit Albertina Kerr community agencies. $30 per person. Reservations required: (503) 231-0216. Albertina’s Place, 424 N.E. 22nd Ave.

ALLEVIATE DEPRESSION
May 16. 1-2 p.m. Learn about depression and anxiety in an Older Adult Wellness Presentation with clinical and mental health specialists. Are these normal parts of aging? How to recognize signs and symptoms and learn about activities that may alleviate symptoms. Free. Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN COMPUTER BASICS
May 16 and 23. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using a Windows-based computer, keyboard and mouse. Free. See requirements online: www.multcolib.org. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HELP PREVENT FALLS
May 18. 6-7 p.m. Learn ways to help prevent falls for yourself or a loved one. Free. Registration: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or call (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

OUTSMART THAT PHONE
May 19. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring an electronic phone, tablet or laptop for a 45-minute appointment in how to use it effectively. Free. Appointments required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center computer lab, 9009 N. Foss St.

KIDS TO GET VISION TEST
May 20. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Free vision screening for children. First come, first served. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

DANCE A SPRING FLING
May 20. 5-7 p.m. A Spring Fling dance will celebrate Older Americans Month. Music by DJ Mac and Yellow Tux Entertainment. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Hazelwood Retirement. Free. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

NEIGHBORHOODS TO CLEAN UP
May 21. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rose City Park and Hollywood neighborhoods conduct a clean-up. Information: Ronda Johnson (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Archbishop Howard School parking lot, by St. Rose Catholic Church, Northeast 54th Avenue and Stanton Street.

HEAR ABOUT NE VILLAGE
May 21. Noon to 2 p.m. An information meeting about Northeast Village PDX outlines how to stay in your own home as you grow older, with the help of friends and volunteers. Free. Information: Margaret Baldwin, (503) 895-2750. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en.ww1498504145w1498504145. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

FAMILIES TO SEE BALLET
May 21. 11 a.m. to noon. Families may see a performance by trained dancers from  Oregon Ballet Theatre 2. They perform ballet from Napoli Pas de Six and Alison Roper’s new pieces. After the show, learn more about ballet and upcoming Oregon Ballet Theatre shows. Free. Information: (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
May 21. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candle-light labyrinth in the 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.

FIT FIDO WITH HARNESS
May 21. 2-4 p.m. A harness fitting clinic gives dogs a good fit and owners some tips for loose-leash walking. Suggested gear is for sale at discounted prices. Bring in a choke chain or prong collar to trade for free gear. Free but donations accepted. Information: www.oregonhumane.org or (503) 285-7722. Oregon Humane Society, Manners Hall, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

HEAR BACH CANTATA CHOIR
May 22. 2-3:30 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir of Portland presents a concert including J.S. Bach’s Cantatas No. 37 and No. 176; Johann Ludwig Bach’s “Das ist Meine Freude,” Palestrina’s “Tu es Petrus” and Mendelssohn’s “Heilig.”  Free-will offering.  Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT ‘THE CLOUD’
May 22. 2:30-4:30 p.m. In “Beginner’s Guide to the Cloud,” learn about file storage, backup and more. Free. See requirements online: www.multcolib.org. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAR DAVID BOWIE IMPACT
May 22. 4-5:30 p.m. “The Music and Life of David Bowie” examines his life and musical upbringing to explore his impact on world music. Music, writings and interviews will be part of the lecture. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LEARN ABOUT ‘SMARTPHONE’
May 24. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn the basics of an Android “smartphone,” including library apps for free e-books, streaming audiobooks, books, movies, more. Bring a library card and a fully charged Android smartphone. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina  Library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

‘TOUR’ JAPANESE GARDEN
May 24. 10-11 a.m. Take a virtual tour of the tranquil Japanese Garden with knowledgeable guides. Learn the history and design principals of the garden’s five distinct styles. Free. Information and registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT SEISMIC RETROFIT
May 24. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn basic information about a seismic retrofit for a house, including load calculations, earthquake insurance, permits, assessing foundation quality, tools, hardware and what features to avoid in your next home purchase. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

TALK ABOUT HIP-HOP
May 24. 6-7:30 p.m. Have a conversation with author Donnell Alexander about hip-hop culture and influences on fashion, art, language and local life, and what makes Northwest hip-hop unique. Free. Registration required: online at www.multcolib.org, in the library or call (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

EXPERT TO DISCUSS FUCHSIAS
May 24. 7 p.m. Sue Randall of the Oregon Fuchsia Society discusses “Growing and Caring for Hardy Fuchsias.” Free. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145. www.gardenclubpdx.com German American Society building, Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard at 5626 NE Alameda.

PREPARE FOR EARTHQUAKE
May 26. 6-7:30 p.m. In an earthquake preparedness workshop, learn what to do before, during and after a quake. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

VIEW ‘THE BIG SHORT’
May 27. 1 p.m. View “The Big Short,” a film about four men in the world of high finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of early 2000s and decide to take on the big banks for greed and lack of foresight. Stars Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling. Free but $1 donation suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

ROSEWAY TO GET TIDY
May 28. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Roseway neighborhood conducts a clean-up of yard debris and cast-offs. No hazardous waste, gasoline or paint. Fee depends on vehicle or trailer size, from $10 to $40.Information:  http://roseway.org/ or Ronda Johnson (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

DONATE FOR FOOD AID
May 30 and 31. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers accept items donated for a June 3-4 basement sale to benefit  Fremont United Methodist and its outreach programs for NE Emergency Food Program and Back Pack School Lunch Program. Accepted donations include furniture, kitchen items, tools, toys, books, sports equipment and clean, usable clothing. Please, no TVs, computers or electronics. Non-profit tax receipt provided. To arrange pick-up of larger items, call (503) 284-2802. Fremont United Methodist Church, 2620 N.E. Fremont St.

PLANT IN A POT
May 31. 5-6:30 p.m. Families may decorate a ceramic pot, listen to fun music and plant a succulent, “Kalanchoe Daigremontiana,” also known as alligator plant, Mexican hot plant or mother-of-thousands. Take home pot and plant, and watch it grow. Free. First come, first served. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

VIEW ‘SISTA’ FILM
May 31. 6:30-7:30 p.m. View a short film, “Sista in the Brotherhood,” about an African-American tradeswoman apprentice who struggles to prove herself on the job. Director Dawn Jones Redstone and co-executive producer Dr. Roberta Hunte lead a post-film discussion. Note: Film contains strong language. Free. Information: (503) 988-5362. Showing at Whole Foods next to Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th 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

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
May 2 and every first Monday of the month. 10-11 a.m. A support group for grandparents and other relatives parenting children they didn’t expect to be raising at this time in their lives. Dealing with change and finding proper ways to deal with stress is vital  for the children and the adults. Free.  Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9000 N. Foss Ave.

HELP FOR DEPRESSION
May 3. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. The non-profit Recovery International offers a cognitive behavioral training system to help cope with the symptoms of nervous imbalance, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other issues. Free-will offering. Information: (503) 810-2789 or www.recoveryinternational.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave., at Broadway.

UPCOMING

GAIN BALANCE IN TAI CHI
June 1. 11 a.m. to noon. Continues Wednesdays.  Tai Chi for better balance and exercise taught by a registered nurse. Donation of $1-$4 suggested. Information (503) 232-9129. Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst, 935 N.E. 33rd Ave.

COUNTY SEEKS INPUT
June 1. 3-4:30 p.m. Multnomah County Aging, Disability and Veteran’s Services Division seeks input in developing its 2017-2020 area plan. The plan is intended to provide a comprehensive and coordinated delivery system to older adults. Topics include healthy aging, behavioral health and nutrition. Free. Information: https://multco.us/ads/news/area-plan-community-listening-sessions. NE Multicultural Senior Center, 5325 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

CHURCH SETS SALE
June 3. Noon to 8 p.m. and June 4: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Basement  sale of donated furniture, kitchen items, tools, toys, books, sports equipment, some collectibles and vintage items. Proceeds support Fremont United Methodist and its outreach to NE Emergency Food Program and Back Pack School Lunch Program.  (503) 284-2802. Fremont United Methodist Church, 2620 N.E. Fremont St.

BRIAN DOYLE TO READ
June 7. 7 p.m. Writer Brian Doyle, rescheduled from an April date, reads from his latest novel, “Chicago,” about a young college graduate who moves to the “Windy City,” where he meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a brave and garrulous bus driver, a cricket player, a librettist, his first girlfriend and a wise and personable dog. Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

RUN TO END LUNG CANCER
June. 11. 7:30 a.m. on-site registration. The second annual Lung Love Run/Walk Portland 5K benefits Lung Cancer Alliance. Cost: lung cancer survivor free; adult, age 13 and older, $30; youth, ages 5 to 12, $15; under age 4 free. T-shirts not guaranteed after May 13. www.LungLoveRunWalkPortland.org. Start: Laurelhurst Park, 3756 S.E. Oak St.

TOUR DESIGNED GARDENS
June 18. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour seven private east side gardens, designed by members of the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers. Tickets $25 each. Proceeds help fund scholarships for landscape design students at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College. Information: http://www.anld.com/garden-tour/2016-garden-tour. – Janet Goetze

April 2016

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

(Cleary Family Archive)

There are several events planned this month to celebrate Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday. (Cleary Family Archive)

JUPITER HOTEL SHOWS ART
April 1. Open 24 hours. Spring art show, “Letting Go,” features work by Karen Wippich. http://jupiterhotel.com. (503) 230-9200. Jupiter Hotel, 9200 E. Burnside St.

ARTIST USES DRYER VENTS
April 1. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The main gallery, until April 26, includes Sally Squire’s works of varied materials including clay and aluminum dryer vents for marrying color with texture and light. Janet Ronacher’s basket work uses plastic bags of various types, layered and fused to make a fabric. In feature area until April 21 are Patrick Noe’s terracotta paintings. 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.

3D GLASSES ENHANCE WORK
April 1. Noon to 7 p.m. Put on 3D glasses and Jordan Tarrant’s painted words take on another realm of perception. View the art, with or without glasses, through April. Free viewing. Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday. (503) 280-6329. moc.o1498504145ohay@1498504145yrell1498504145agtee1498504145rtsat1498504145rebla1498504145. Alberta Street Gallery, 2724 N.E. Alberta St.

VIEW PORTLAND WINDOWS
April 1. 5-8 p.m. Public reception for “The Industry and Artistry of Portland Windows,” exploring the construction and design of windows, emphasizing local companies, artisans and products. From 1880 to 1930, art glass and millwork manufacturing were at their heights in Portland and the U.S. Included is the story of the Povey Brothers Glass Co., which dominated the art glass industry in Portland. April hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Free for members, $3 general public. www.visitAHC.org. (503) 231-7264. Architectural Heritage Center, 701 S.E. Grand Ave.

ART HAUS PLANS FIRST FRIDAY
April 1. 6-10 p.m. First Friday at Art Haus at Milepost 5 includes Lindsey Dole and Nik O’Hara, known as Ripple in Line, exploring symbolism, from hieroglyphics to emoticons. Also, the Mutant Forest group presents Body Language, an interactive audio visual installation. Also, Misled Bayonets, created by deaf musician Myles de Bastion, includes sound reactive lighting and tactile technologies inspired by cymatics, the study of sound made visible. Free. http://artistsmilepost.net/event/april-may-2016/. Art Haus at Milepost 5, 8155 N.E. Oregon St.

MAYOR CANDIDATES TO SPEAK
April 1. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Three candidates for Portland mayor, Jules Bailey, Sarah Iannarone and Ted Wheeler, discuss issues that affect East Portland. Host is the City Club of Portland’s East Portland Forum Committee. Great Hall of Portland Community College’s 82nd Avenue campus, 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave.

JAZZ, BLUES ON TAP
April 1. 7-9 p.m. Hear the Latin jazz and blues of Byron & Johny while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Menu available. Free. www.magnoliascorner.net/. (503) 459-4081. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

‘DAVITA’S HARP’ STAGED
April 1. 7:30 p.m. “Davita’s Harp,” a play adapted from the book by Chaim Potok, is a coming of age story about a girl who finds her voice in the stormy melting pot of 1930s New York City. Performances by the Jewish Theatre Collaborative continue at 7:30 p.m. April 2, 7, 8 and 9; at 2 p.m. April 2. www.jewishtheatrecollaborative.org. Tickets $30 general, $25 groups of ten or more, $20 students, from Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006. Performances at Milagro Theatre, 525 S.E. Stark St.

UMBRELLA FEST CONTINUES
April 1. 8 p.m. The Umbrella Festival of Circus and Comedy continues with a Caravan of Glam, a drag circus for age 21 and older. April 2 at 2 p.m. features a family puppet matinee with circus arts and music for children. April 3 at 2 p.m. includes a student showcase of dance and circus arts. April 3 at 8 p.m. includes the Grand Circus Finale with acrobats, aerialists and burlesque for age 21 and older. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door, $12 age 12 and younger. www.albertarosetheatre.com. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

MARKET SET FOR SATURDAY
April 2. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for produce, meat, fish and other food products. The Hollywood Farmers Market runs every Saturday starting in April. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Northeast 44th Avenue and Hancock St.

STUDENTS MAY GET GOWNS
April 2. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 3 from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The non-profit Abby’s Closet hosts the 12th annual prom gown giveaway for Oregon and Southwest Washington high school students. The 7,000 dresses, in sizes 0-26, have been donated by shops and individuals. Students must present student identification or proof of high school registration. Information: http://www.abbyscloset.org. Message line: (503) 722-1524. Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

WALK WITH RAMONA
April 2. Noon-1:30 p.m.; 12:30-2 p.m.; 1-2:30 p.m. Author Beverly Cleary, who grew up in Northeast Portland, turns 100 this year. Take a guided walking tour, including activities mentioned in Ramona and Henry Huggins books. More activities in the library. Free. Space is limited. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5391 or multcolib.org/events/beverly-cleary. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

CELEBRATE CLEARY’S 100TH
April 2. 1-2:30 p.m. Children ages 4-10 can celebrate 100 years of author Beverly Cleary, like her character Ramona, by making costumes with fabric and recycled materials. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SEE CLEARY DOCUMENTARY
April 2. 2-4 p.m. Advance showing of “Discovering Beverly Cleary,” a documentary, made by Oregon Public Broadcasting, about the life and legacy of the children’s author and native Oregonian who turns 100 this month. Sign a birthday card for her. Watch artist Tracy Dockray illustrate beloved character Ramona. Seating is limited. Free. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

JAZZ COMES TO MAGNOLIA
April 2. 7-9 p.m. Hear jazz of Kacy Colleen while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Menu available. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN PROGRAMMING
April 3, 10 and 17. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn beginning programming in a focused and fast-paced setting. The class uses lessons from Codecademy.com. Sign up for a free account before class to get started right away. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

MEN’S CHORUS TO SING
April 3. 3 p.m. The 150-voice Portland Gay Men’s Chorus presents “Introductions and Encores,” an uplifting repertoire of old and new music for the entire family. Free-will offering at intermission helps support the church music program. Rose City Park United Methodist Church is ADA compliant at 5830 N.E. Alameda.

RULES OF MOTION TO PERFORM
April 3. 6 p.m. Hear jazz/fusion of Rules of Motion in an in-store performance. Free. (503) 231-8943. www.musicmillennium.com. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

MEET WITH TECH HELPER
April 4. 6-7 p.m. Meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with a “Tech Helper” who will answer questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers and more. Bring the device raising questions. ?Tiene preguntas sobre tecnologica? Venga a la biblioteca para recibir ayuda tecnologica e individual con sus dispositivos moviles. Las sesiones duran 30 minutos. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

JOB FAIR SCHEDULED
April 5. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Urban League of Portland’s 23rd annual Career Connection Job Fair includes recruiters from more than 70 local employers who meet face-to-face with job seekers from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels. Recruiters come from federal, state and local agencies; paid apprenticeship programs such as roofers, electricians, carpenters; non-profit organizations and more. Information: (503) 280-2600. Double Tree Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St.

TECH AID OFFERED
April 5. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Get tech questions answered in one-on-one, 30-minute meetings with a “Tech Helper.” Bring the device and gain information about downloading, e-readers, mobile devices, websites and more. Free registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

STUDY STATIC ELECTRICITY
April 5. 6-7 p.m. Students in grades 3 and up learn how static electricity affects our whole universe, not just Jedi magic in “Star Wars.” (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LIBRARY HOSTS MUSICIAN
April 6, 13, 20, 27. 11 a.m. to 12 Noon. An Oregon Symphony musician will play and provide an introduction to his/her instrument and orchestral music. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

TWO POETS TO READ
April 6. 7 p.m. Two members of the American Academy of Poets, Carl Adamshick of Portland and Jonathan Wells of New York City, will read from their works. Free. Information: www.broadwaybooks.net or (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

LEARN ABOUT OXYGEN THERAPY
April 7. 6-7 p.m. Learn about mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mhBOT) which delivers oxygen under pressure. This is believed to decrease inflammation, increase stamina, relieve fatigue and provide other benefits. Free. Registration: (971) 339-3405 or moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

AUTHOR TO READ ‘CHICAGO’
April 7. 7 p.m. Local novelist, essayist and poet Brian Doyle will read from his newest novel, “Chicago.” It’s about a recent college graduate who goes to the Second City and meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a librettist, his first girlfriend and a personable dog of indeterminate breed. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net or (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

HEAL WITH HERBS
April 7. 7-8 p.m. Learn how to make home remedies for common ailments from herbs and other ingredients in your kitchen. Taught by naturopathic physician Dr. Lori von der Heydt. $13 cash only. Reserve a seat at (503) 249-7752. Beaumont Health Care Clinic, 4445 N.E. Fremont St.

UPDATE VOTER ROLL
April 8. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters updates voter registration for those who have moved, changed names, changed signature, changed party or never registered in Oregon. Bring Oregon driver’s license or identification or the last four digits of the Social Security number. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW ‘TRUMBO’ FILM
April 8. 1 p.m. View “Trumbo,” starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren. Dalton Trumbo, a top Hollywood screenwriter, was blacklisted for early political activities. $1 donation suggested. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for a pizza lunch for $2. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SEE OSCAR WINNER
April 8. 1 p.m. View “Spotlight,” Oscar winner for best picture. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel Adams, it tells the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up in the local Catholic Archdiocese. Free. Information with North Portland Senior Services: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

SIP WINE, HEAR JAZZ
April 8. 7-9 p.m. Hear jazz with Lorna Bracken Baxter while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Menu available.

OLD HOUSE REVIVAL TOUR
April 9. 10 am.-4 p.m. This self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to see inside a variety of Portland area houses. Homes on the tour are representative of many of the most common eras and architectural styles found in the Portland area between the late 1800s and the 1960s. $30 general public. $20 AHC member. $15 age 18-25. http://visitahc.org/.

BUILD WITH CLAY
April 9. 10-noon. All ages are welcome to hand build clay products in an open clay studio with friendly staff offering guidance. $10 for a pound of clay; glaze and firing $5 extra. (503) 281-6757. www.sparkartscenter.com. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

GAIN RESUME HELP
April 9. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet with an experienced volunteer for 30 minutes of one-on-one help with your resume. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St. USE YOUR iPAD April 9 and 16. 2-4 p.m. A two-session class for learning to use an iPad. Bring the device fully charged. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

FOLK SINGER TO PERFORM
April 9. 6:30-9 p.m. Kelly Bosworth, Americana folk singer and song writer presents a program of haunting melodies and warm vocals. Tickets: $20 plus service charge in advance, $25 in cash or check at door. htt://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2495404. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave.

MARIA WEBSTER TO SING
April 9. 7-9 p.m. Hear singer Maria Webster while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Menu available. (503)459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

GRIEG LODGE TURNS 106
April 10. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grieg Lodge #2-15, Sons of Norway, celebrates its 106th birthday with a special brunch and raffle to raise funds for the Grieg Lodge Scholarship Fund. Menu includes ham and asparagus strata, riskrem and blotkake (Norwegian birthday cake). The Viking breakfast with pancakes and scrambled eggs also will be served. Seating is limited. Advance brunch tickets are $10; at door $12. Children ages 5-12 are $5, children under 5 are free. Order advance tickets from Kathy Gasperson (503) 235-3643. www.glscholarshipfund.org. (503) 236-3401. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

GARDEN WITH NATIVE PLANTS
April 10. 1-3:30 p.m. Learn the benefits of gardening with native plants and learn which will work well in your yard in a workshop from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Ages 13 and older. Free. Register at www.emswcd.org. Information: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

LEARN DEMENTIA SIGNS
April 11. 3-4 p.m. Christy Turner of Dementia Care Management will outline the signs of dementia, how to connect with those who suffer from it and more information. Free. Information: Store to Door (503) 200-3333. Registration (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VIEW LATINO HISTORY FILM
April 11. 6-7:30 p.m. View “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” then discuss the film with Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas, Oregon State University Extension faculty and Associate Director of Outreach. Aprenda como los Latino Americanos sirvieron a esta nacion durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la discriminacion que sufrieron al regresar. La discusion posterior a la pelicula. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

FILM FEATURES FAMILY
April 11. 7:30 p.m. View “From This Day Forward,” about director Sharon Shattuck’s father’s transition to female and how her parents stayed together. As the family plans her wedding, the director seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage survived radical changes. Tickets $9. www.hollywoodthetre.org. 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE FORMS
April 12. Ages 10-14 practice volleyball one week day and one Saturday league game each week. League is designed to enhance self-esteem and build team skills while providing equal playing time. Information: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center members $79; non-members $99. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

LEARN HEALTHY LIVING
April 12. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body.” The workshop outlines lifestyle habits for cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

SPRUCE UP LAURELHURST
April 13. 9 a.m. to Noon. In monthly work parties, Friends of Laurelhurst Park gather for pruning, planting, mulching, removing invasive plants, planning paths or dog off-leash issues. Bring ideas, energy and work gloves. Information: Peggy Glascock, moc.l1498504145iamg@149850414535kco1498504145csalg1498504145.ygge1498504145p1498504145, (503) 232-2406; or Barry Kast, gro.k1498504145aep@b1498504145tsak1498504145, (503) 477-7469. Meet in blue-green building on north side of park, 3600 S.E. Ankeny St.

OPERATE THAT E-DEVICE
April 14, 21 or 28. 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. Sign up for a 45-minute session with John Lucas to learn how to operate your electronic device. Free. Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SERIES AUTHOR TO SPEAK
April 14. 7 p.m. Jacqueline Winspear, creator of the Maisie Dobbs series, will read from her latest novel about the British private detective. In early 1938, Daisie is engaged by the Secret Service to retrieve a British subject from a German prison. Complications ensue. Tickets, $26.99 each, include a copy of the book and are limited by the store’s space. Information: (503) 284-1726. Purchase tickets at www.broadwaybooks.net or at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

HOW TO PREVENT FALLS
April 14. 7-8 p.m. Simone Carter, coordinator of trauma prevention and outreach education coordinator at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, outlines how to prevent falls among older adults. Seniors, caregivers and others of all ages are welcome. Free. Information: moc.l1498504145iamto1498504145h@ppi1498504145t.srm1498504145 or (847) 507-3110. Grant Park Baptist Church, 2728 N.E. 34th Ave.

SEE ‘SPOTLIGHT’ FILM
April 15. 1 p.m. View “Spotlight,” starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams. Based on the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the child molestation and cover-up in the local Catholic Archdiocese. Suggested donation is $1. A pizza lunch served at 11:30 a.m. for $2. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR FOLK SINGER
April 15. 7-9 p.m. Hear psychedelic folk singer Bethany Randall while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” and get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

THEATER SETS ‘TOO LATE’
April 15. Check times on website. “Too Late,” directed by Dennis Hauck, opens in regular programming. 35 mm. A private investigator (John Hawkes) must find a missing woman from his past, yet the film paints a portrait of a lost man. Tickets $9. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

PREPARE FOR EARTHQUAKE
April 16. 1-2:30 p.m. Gain earthquake preparedness, learning what to do before, during and after a quake. Learn to make a family plan, how to build an emergency kit and the proper way to store it. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LISTEN TO GERMAN SONGS
April 16. 3 p.m. Liedertafel Harmonie, the chorus of the German American Society of Portland, presents a concert of traditional and modern songs, highlighting Germany’s different regions and dialects. $10 includes dessert. The German American Society Building, 5626 N.E. Alameda at the corner of 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

COSTUMES HONOR AUTHOR
April 16. 4-5:30 p.m. Children ages 4-10 can celebrate the 100th birthday of author Beverly Cleary by making costumes, just as Ramona did on Klickitat Street. Become an animal or a creature of choice with fabric and recycled materials. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
April 16. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candle-light 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.

SONGWRITER TO SING
April 16. 7-9 p.m. Hear singer-songwriter Jesse Daniels while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Menu available. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

KIDS’ AUTHOR TO READ
April 17. 11 a.m. Author Lynea Gillen will read from her new picture book, “Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream.” The little chicken has the courage to make her dream come true with the support of the wise moon and her friends. Free. Signed copies of the book available after the story time. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

FOCUS ON SERVICE GAPS
April 19. 9-11 a.m. Seniors and adults with disabilities are invited to share their everyday reality with policymakers and the public to highlight gaps in services, shrinking resources and challenges that exist. Free. Registration and ride information: (503) 288-8303. Translation services: (503) 721-6753. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR ROSE FEST HISTORY
April. 19. 10-10:30 a.m. Hear a Rose Festival history presentation with Marilyn Clint and learn behind the scenes activities of the 109-year-old festival. Free. Registration recommended: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

EAT TO AID SENIOR CENTER
April 19. 5-11 p.m. Join friends and family for dinner, night cap, appetizers or a brew at McMenamins Kennedy School, which will donate 50 percent of sales from 5 p.m. to closing to the Hollywood Senior Center. McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

ACUPUNCTURE AIDS SKIN
April 19. 6-7 p.m. Learn how acupuncture may naturally heal acne, rosacea, eczema and other skin problems. Insight on the causes may come from the Chinese medicine perspective. Free. Register at (971) 339-3405 or moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

GET THE LEAD OUT
April 19. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn to prevent lead exposure in the home in a free workshop. Especially important for households with children or pregnant women. Qualified participants get a free testing and safety kit through Community Energy Project. Register at www.communityenergyproject.org or call (503) 284-6827 ext. 109. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

ACTIVIST TO SPEAK
April 19. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet Avel Louise Gordly and discuss her book, “Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator and Community Leader.” Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LEARN ABOUT LAPTOP
April 21. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring a phone, tablet or laptop, PC or Apple, for a 45-minute appointment to gain confidence in using electronic devices. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

BIRD TALK AIDS AGENCIES
April 21. Noon. Learn how to support backyard flora and fauna to promote a bird-friendly yard while dining on a three-course lunch prepared and served by volunteer staff. Tickets $35, with proceeds supporting Albertina Kerr community agencies. Reservations required: (503) 231-3909. Albertina’s Place, 424 N.E. 22nd Ave.

YOUTH TO DRAW COMICS
April 21. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Students in grades 6-12 can draw original characters with a storyline, learning the fundamentals of drawing comics. No experience necessary. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

FORUM TO MULL ELECTION
April 21. 7:30-8:30 a.m. With the May primary election in mind, members of the Breakfast Forum briefly speak about an issue or a candidate, with time for questions and discussion. The informal group, chaired by Ann B. Clarkson, meets monthly to discuss issues in a respectful way. Information: (503) 774-9621. Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 S.E. Belmont St.

LEARN TO BLOG
April 22 and 29. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Gone Blogging” is a class for sharing your knowledge, practicing writing and expressing yourself. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

CASCADIANS TO GATHER
April 22. 6 p.m. A Gathering of Cascadians includes art activities and ceremonies to make a personal connection to this region. Make species masks, share a story honoring natural history, engage with local naturalists, advocate for a plant or animal and more. Sponsored by Cerimon House and Earth Arts NW. Suggested donation $5 adults, $2 children. Information: www.cerimonhouse.org. Cerimon House, 5131 N.E. 23rd Ave.

VIEW ‘BARAKA’ IN 70mm
April 22-24. 7 p.m. “Baraka,” a 70 mm film directed by Ron Fricke, takes viewers around the globe in a series of stunningly photographed scenes, without language or politics, for a “guided meditation on humanity.” Tickets: $12 general; $9 students, seniors. www.hollywoodtheatre.org or (503) 281-1142. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SAGEBRUSH SISTERS TO SING
April 22. 7-9 p.m. Hear the Western swing and blues of the Sagebrush Sisters while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN TO PRUNE TREES
April 23. 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Learn to prune young street trees in Roseway with a certified arborist. Free. Registration: http://tinyurl.com/pruneroseway. Contact: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145maeTe1498504145erTya1498504145wesoR1498504145. Glenhaven Park at Northeast 80th Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

LANDSCAPE WITH NATURE
April 23. 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Learn the basics of designing and maintaining a landscape that conserves water, builds soil and creates habitat for birds and pollinators. Free. The workshop by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District includes a field trip to a nearby naturescaping project. Registration: http://emswcd.org/workshops or (503) 222-7645. Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 N.E. 47th Ave.

CULLY TO CLEAN UP
April 23. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Cully Neighborhood conducts the annual clean-up. Information from Ronda Johnson, (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Trinity Lutheran Church, 5520 N.E. Killingsworth St.

BUY PLANTS, SAVE CATS
April 23. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The House of Dreams Cat Shelter opens the annual plant and vegan bake sale to benefit the no-kill, free-roam, volunteer shelter in Northeast Portland. Items include indoor and outdoor plants, pots, garden art, vegan baked items. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpsm1498504145aerdy1498504145ttik1498504145, (503) 232-2655, kittydreams.org. Sale at 7634 S.E. Morrison St.

LEARN TO DRAW
April 23. 2-4 p.m. In a beginning botanical illustration class, learn the basics of capturing the likeness of plants with simple contour lines. Great for those who want to draw but have been afraid to start. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR HAWKEYE PIERCE
April 23. 7-9 p.m. Hear the country music of Hawkeye Pierce while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. Menu available. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DISCUSS DANCER’S LIFE
April 26. 6-7 p.m. Discuss “Hemsley Winfield: First African American Modern Dancer,” who broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera in 1933 and created the first professional African American modern dance company, the Bronze Ballet Plastique, in 1931. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killlingsworth St.

PREVENT LEAD EXPOSURE
April 26. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn to prevent lead exposure in the home in a free workshop through Community Energy Project. Especially important for households with children or pregnant women. Qualified participants get a free testing and safety kit. Register at www.communityenergyproject.org or call (503) 284-6827, ext. 109. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

CANDIDATES TO SPEAK
April 26. 7-9 p.m. The Rose City Park Neighborhood Association will hear presentations by mayoral candidates Jules Bailey, David Schor and Ted Wheeler; candidates for city commissioner position 4, and information about a temporary motor vehicle fuel tax for street repair and traffic safety. Information: Tamara DeRidder, gro.a1498504145npcr@1498504145reddi1498504145redt1498504145. Free. German American Society, ADA and transit accessible, 5626 N.E. Alameda, at Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Blvd.

PREPARE FOR QUAKE
April 28. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association quarterly general meeting includes Don Francis of EcoTech LLC discussing earthquake preparedness and Chester Anderson of ZipCar discussing more company autos in the area. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LISTEN TO THE BLUES
April 29. 7-9 p.m. Hear the blues of Lee Blake while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

GLAZE MUG FOR MOM
April 30. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Personalize mugs, bowls and plates with a selection of glazes. Items will be ready to pick up by Mother’s Day. Adults must accompany children. Price range per piece is $5 to $28. (503) 281-6757. www.sparkartscenter.com. Spark Arts Center, 1805 N.E. 39th Ave.

MARKET VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
April 30. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the year-round Hollywood Farmers Market. (503) 803-7279. www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Northeast 44th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

BOND FAMILY IN YOGA
April 30. 2-4 p.m. Parent-child yoga workshop aims to strengthen family bonds while promoting yoga practice, personal growth, self-care and mindfulness. No yoga experience necessary. Northeast Community Center members $16, non-members $20. Information: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

MUSIC TO AID PARKINSONS
April 30. 7 p.m. “Heart Like a Wheel,” a Linda Ronstadt benefit for Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. Featured musicians include Anne Weiss, Bre Gregg, Nathan Earle & Juliet Howard, and Nancy Devine. Tickets $22 general, $30 preferred seating. www.albertarosetheatre.com. (503) 764-4131. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St.

HEAR BEES IN BOTTLE
April 30. 7-9 p.m. Hear soul soothing music of Bees in a Bottle while sipping wine or a microbrew. No cover charge. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

COUNSELORS MARK 30TH YEAR
April 30. 7-10 p.m. The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center celebrates its 30th anniversary of providing mental health services to people in need, regardless of faith or finances. Dinner and raffle to help support the non-profit organization. Tickets $65 each or $500 for a table of eight. Purchase at www.nwcounseling.org or call (503) 253-0964. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda at Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

CONTINUING

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

GRANDPARENTS GAIN SUPPORT
April 4. 10-11 a.m. Continues every first Monday. Join grandparents and other relatives raising children at an unexpected time in life. Gain understanding about change, stress and ways to support emotional and physical health of children and those raising them. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9000 N. Foss Ave.

TAI CHI AIDS BALANCE
April 4 and 6. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance uses forms developed at Oregon Research Institute for improved physical health, muscle strength and mobility. Free but $1 donation appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

TAX HELP OFFERED
April 4, 5, and 7. AARP tax assistance, continuing 12 noon to 4 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, to April 14. Volunteers assist with simple tax form filing. Free. Make a one-hour appointment (503) 288-8303 but arrive early to fill out registration forms. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LOSE POUNDS IN TOPS
April 5. 8:30-10 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Tuesdays. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

INSURANCE AID OFFERED
April 8 and 22. Mornings. Continues second and fourth Fridays. Free. Appointments required: Michelle Wilson, (503) 288-8303. Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) with Medicare and other health insurance. Information for beneficiaries, family members and advocates is offered by trained volunteers with Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services. North Portland Senior Services at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS
April 13. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Free. Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon (503) 416-0107. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

UPCOMING

DISCUSS PRIVACY ISSUES
May 1. 2 p.m. Oregon Humanities, which brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas, offers a Conversation Project, “A World Without Secrets: Privacy and Expectations in the United States,” by Wendy Willis. Free. Information: OREGONHUMANITIES.ORG. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LEARN ABOUT PET RESCUE
May 1. 6 p.m. View a documentary about SMART, the Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team of Los Angeles, which rescues pets from dangerous places. Free. Introduced by Multnomah County Animal Services. Director Justin Zimmerman leads Q & A after the show. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

BIKE FILM FEST SLATED
May 6-8. Times vary. See the 14th annual “Filmed by Bike” film festival, including 59 films from 19 countries. All ages welcome. Showtimes and schedule of special events are at FilmedByBike.org. Tickets: $11 per show, $55 for VIP festival pass. The festival benefits NW Documentary, a non-profit organization helping people tell stories through film. Showings at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MADISON SOUTH TO CLEAN UP
May 7. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Madison South neighborhood conducts the annual clean-up. Information: Ronda Johnson, (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

TALK ABOUT LIFE, DEATH
May 8. 3 p.m. Oregon Humanities, which brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas, offers a Conversation Project, “Grave Matters: Cultural Diversity on Life and Death,” by Courtney Campbell. Free. Information: OREGONHUMANITIES.ORG. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

CLEAN-UP SET IN SUMNER
May 14. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Sumner neighborhood conducts the annual clean-up. Information: Ronda Johnson, (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Helensview School, 8678 N.E. Sumner St.

DISCUSS HIP-HOP
May 15. 6 p.m. Oregon Humanities offers a Conversation Project, “Northwest Mixtape: Hip Hop Culture and Influences,” by Donnell Alexander. Free. Information: OREGONHUMANITIES.ORG. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

NEIGHBORHOODS TO CLEAN UP
May 21. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rose City Park and Hollywood neighborhoods conduct a clean-up. Information: Ronda Johnson (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Archbishop Howard School parking lot, by St. Rose Catholic Church, Northeast 54th Avenue and Stanton Street.

ROSEWAY TO GET TIDY
May 28. Roseway neighborhood conducts a clean-up. Information: Ronda Johnson (503) 935-4874 or gro.n1498504145oitil1498504145aocnn1498504145c@jad1498504145nor1498504145. Glenhaven Park, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Siskiyou Street.

EXAMINE HIP-HOP CULTURE
June 7. 6:30 p.m. Oregon Humanities, which brings Oregonians together to discuss provocative issues and ideas, offers a Conversation Project, “Northwest Mixtape: Hip Hop Culture and Influences,” by Donnell Alexander. Free. Information: OREGONHUMANITIES.ORG. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

RUN TO END LUNG CANCER
June. 11. 7:30 a.m. on-site registration. The second annual Lung Love Run/Walk Portland 5K benefits Lung Cancer Alliance. Cost: lung cancer survivor free; adult, age 13 and older, $30; youth, ages 5 to 12, $15; under age 4 free. T-shirts not guaranteed after May 13. www.LungLoveRunWalkPortland.org. Start: Laurelhurst Park, 3756 S.E. Oak St. — Janet Goetze

March 2016

The 27th annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day parade will travel along neighborhood streets, on March 13 – the first day of daylight saving time – with the theme of ‘Leaping and Springing Ahead in Green.’ (Jane Perkins)

The 27th annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day parade will travel along neighborhood streets, on March 13 – the first day of daylight saving time – with the theme of ‘Leaping and Springing Ahead in Green.’ (Jane Perkins)

WALL SCULPTURE IN SHOW
March 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. View Dennis Anderson’s paintings of everyday life, Marcia Smith’s ceramic “phantasmagoricals” and James M. Lilly’s wall sculptures of paint and wood. 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.

FILM SHOWS TRAFFICKING
March 1. 6-7:30 p.m. View and discuss “The Storm Makers,” a documentary about human trafficking in Cambodia, directed by Guillaume Suon. The event is a collaboration with POV (Point of View), the PBS award-winning nonfiction film series. Free (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

WRITER TO READ NOVEL
March 1. 7 p.m. Taylor Zajonc, a maritime historian, reads from “The Wrecking Crew,” his novel about a salvage diver forced to lead a covert mission into pirate-infested Somali waters. Free. (503) 284-1726. www.broadwaybooks.net. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

STUDENTS READ TO SENIORS
March 2. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with second graders on National Read Across America Day. Students from Beverly Cleary Elementary School bring a favorite Dr. Seuss book to read with a buddy. Refreshments served. Free. Sign up to be a buddy: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SELECT NATIVE PLANTS
March 2. 6-8:30 p.m. A workshop for selecting and planting native plants to attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects. With East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Clase en ingles con hispanohablante disponible. Free. Register online: http://emswcd.org/workshops or call (503) 222-76-45. Informaction o registrese en espanol (503) 281-1132. Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 N.E. 47th Ave.

DISABILITY ART FEST SET
March 2. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Disability Pride Art and Culture Festival celebrates its 10th year with entertainment including the Inclusive Arts Vibe Dancers, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. It’s a fund-raiser for the Disability Film Festival scheduled in May. Tickets $20-$23, http://wp.me/pOJOF-cW. TriMet Bus #6 to Curious Comedy, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

WRITER TO READ MEMOIR
March 2. 7 p.m. Portland writer Natalie Serber will read from her memoir, “Community Chest,” written with good humor and a sense of gratitude following her treatment for breast cancer. Free. www.broadwaybooks.net (503) 284-1726. Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway.

LEARN ABOUT COMPUTER
March 3, 10, 24 and 31. 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Get one-on-one guidance to operate an electronic device in a 45-minute session with tutor John Lucas. Free. Appointment required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

WOMEN’S FILM FEST SET
March 3. 7 p.m. Opening night of the ninth annual Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest). Films by women directors continue to March 6. Single tickets $9-$20 or $60 festival pass to all activities. Tickets and schedule: www.powfest.com. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HEAR JAZZ, BOSSA NOVA
May 4. 7-9 p.m. Hear the jazz and bossa nova of Malea with Kit Taylor. No cover. Sip wine or a microbrew. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off first drink. http://magnoliascomer.net/ . Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HELP DESIGN GRANT HIGH
March 5. 9 a.m. to Noon. Schematic Design Workshop No. 2 for creating an updated Grant High School. Free. Information: http://GrantBond.pps.net or (503) 916-2222. Grant High School library, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT NE VILLAGE
March 5. 1:30 p.m. Northeast Village PDX provides information for people who want to age in their own homes with community assistance. Free. Information: Margaret Baldwin (503) 895-2750 or moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

TEENS AID YOUNG READERS
March 5 or 12. 2-3:30 p.m. Young readers practice for 30 minutes with a trained teen buddy, discovering new books and new words. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN TO PLANT HOPS
March 5. 4-5 p.m. “Portland Brew Stories: Hop Growing 101” is a workshop on planting hops, trellis requirements, fertility and harvest. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR HANK SINATRA
March 5. 5 p.m. Hear and greet Hank Sinatra. Free. www.facebook.com/musicmillennium. (503) 231-8943. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

‘FOLKSLINGER’ TO PERFORM
March 5. 7-9 p.m. Hear Mark MacMinn, self-styled “folkslinger.” No cover. Sip wine or a microbrew. Tell the bartender “decanter” and get $2 off the first drink. Menu available. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DRINK TEA, TALK DEATH
March 6. 2-4 p.m. Death Cafe is a growing international movement of people who gather in a relaxed setting to discuss death and drink tea. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

PLAY FOR GOOD HEALTH
March 6. 3-4:30 p.m. A workshop with Jonathan Blasher and Tara Doherty outlines “Why Play Matters: Promoting Health and Creativity for Kids and Adults.” Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAR ST. JACK’S PARADE
March 6. 5 p.m. Hear and greet St. Jack’s Parade. Free. www.facebook.com/musicmillennium. (503) 231-8943. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

WILLY TEA TAYLOR BOOKED
March 7. 6 p.m. Hear and greet Willy Tea Taylor. Free. www.facebook.com/musicmillennium. (503) 231-8943. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

ALTMAN FILM SLATED
March 7. 7:30 p.m. View director Robert Altman’s “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” about a gambler (Warren Beatty) and prostitute (Julie Christie) who become business partners in a remote Old West town. Cinematographer is Vilmos Zsigmond. Part of the “Masters of Cinematography” series. Tickets: $9. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

READ ‘MEDICAL APARTHEID’
March 8. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Pageturners Book Group discusses “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” by Harriet A. Washington. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

NE VILLAGE PDX TO MEET
March 9. 7-8:30 p.m. General meeting of Northeast Village PDX, a non-profit helping people live independently in their own homes. Topic: Providing transportation for members with Ride Connection. Free. Information: www.nevillagepdx.org. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

EASTER SALE PLANNED
March 11-13 and 18-20. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Easter House show and sale features panorama sugar eggs, food to wear, home decor, Ukrainian eggs and more. Bring a camera, phone or tablet for a photo in a 6-foot-tall egg. 1904 N.E. 56th Ave.

SENIORS GAIN ART TAX AID
March 11. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Elders in Action and City of Portland provide information for seniors over age 70 and the permanently disabled to determine if they may file for permanent exemption from the 2016 Art Tax. Free. Information: (503) 235-5474. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

BUY CLOTHES, AID WOMEN
March 11. Noon to 7 p.m.; March 12- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; March 13- 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m… Dress for Success spring sale from Acey’s Closet features new and gently used women’s clothing, shoes, accessories. Proceeds benefit programs for low-income women in career development programs. http://oregon.dressforsuccess.org. (503) 249-7300. Dress for Success, 1532 B N.E. 37th Ave.

VIEW ‘THE MARTIAN’
March 11. 1 p.m. View the film “The Martian,” in which an astronaut is left in space by his crew, draws on his ingenuity to survive and signals earth for rescue. Free. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

‘OUTTA COMPTON’ SLATED
March 11. 1 p.m. View film, “Straight Outta Compton,” about a group that emerges in mid-1980s from LA mean streets to revolutionize hip-hop musical culture. Free but $1 donation suggested. Pizza lunch available for $2 at 11:30 a.m. Call (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR FRENCH SINGER
March 11. 7-9 p.m. Hear French singer-songwriter Eric John Kaiser. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew. Menu available. Say “decanter” to the bartender and get $2 off first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

IDEALS, STRUGGLES IN PLAY
March 11. 7:30 p.m. Continues Fridays-Sundays until April 10. PassinArt theater company presents Kermit Frazier’s play, “Smoldering Fires,” which looks at the ideals and struggles of the Civil Rights Movement and contemporary life. Tickets $10-$20. www.passinart.net/#current-production. Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC), 5340 N. Interstate Ave.

DIY TERRARIUMS CLASS
March 12. 2-4 p.m. www.withlovefrompdx.com. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave.

ROSEWAY TO PLANT TREES
March 12. 9 a.m. to Noon. Join the Roseway Tree Team to plant new trees, selected in consultation with city arborists, in the park blocks on Northeast 72nd Avenue between Beech and Failing streets. https://nextdoor.com/events/.

SLOUGH WORKSHOP SET
March 12. 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Learn about the history, recreation options, water, wildlife and current issues of the Columbia Slough. Experts lead hands-on activities for water quality testing, groundwater model and facility tour. Free. Suitable for people 14 and older. Registration required: http://www.columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/149/.

DECORATE INITIALS
March 12. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beverly Cleary’s book character Ramona Quimby decorated her last initial like a cat. Now families with children can use stencil felts and other tools to decorate initials. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAR MARIMBA CONCERT
March 12. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 21st annual African Marimba Concert by the students of MyLinda King. Hear high-energy music from Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. All ages welcome. Concert free. Raffle to benefit the Portland-Mutare Sister City Organization and Africa AIDS Response. http://portlandmutare.org/pmsca or moc.t1498504145ropel1498504145et@ab1498504145miram1498504145. Portland Foursquare Church, 2830 N.E. Flanders St.

SEE FIRE, ICE IN SCIENCE
March 12. 4-4:45 p.m. In a Mad Science program, families with children see “Fire and Ice,” demonstrations using fire, bubbling potions and frozen carbon dioxide gas. Free. (503) 988-5391. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

‘YORK’ TELLS HIS STORY
March 12. 7 p.m.; March 13. 2 p.m. “York” is the theatrical story of William Clark’s childhood companion and slave who was part of the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific Northwest. Brought to Portland by the ReBuilding Center and the Native American Youth & Family Center. Tickets: advance $7 students, $12 adults; at door $15. http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/york. Jefferson High School auditorium, 5210 N. Kerby Ave.

AMERICANA MUSIC SLATED
March 12. 7-9 p.m. Americana musician Kory Quinn performs. No cover. Sip wine or a microbrew. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” and get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

ST. PATRICK PARADE SET
March 13. Noon. The 27th annual Northeast Neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day parade will travel along neighborhood streets, on the first day of daylight saving time, with a theme of “Leaping and Springing Ahead in Green.” Free. Www.St-Paddys-Day.com. Starts at Beverly Cleary-Fernwood Campus, 1915 N.E. 33rd Ave.

HEAR BACH CANTATA 23
March 13. 2 p.m. The Bach Cantata Choir presents a Lenten concert featuring J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 23, Charpentier’s “The Denial of Peter,” Pablo Casals’ “O Vos Omnes” and J.A. Hasse’s “Miserere.” Free-will offering. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

THEATER SETS ‘GIANT’
March 13. 2 p.m. View “Giant,” directed by George Stevens in 1956, part of the Cinema Classics series. Stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and Mercedes McCambridge. $9. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

PRESERVE BRAIN HEALTH
March 13. 2-3 p.m. “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body” is a workshop covering lifestyle habits associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

GROUP TO DISCUSS HISTORY
March 13. 2-3 p.m. Pageturners Book Group discusses “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America” by Colin Woodard. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

MAKE A TERRARIUM
March 13. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Learn to create a terrarium, or plants in a closed glass container. Learn the history, science and art of terrariums and take one home. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

‘GODFATHER’ FILM SET
March 14. 7:30 p.m. View “The Godfather,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola with cinematography by Gordon Willis. Part of the “Light and Shadows: Master of Cinematography” series. $9. www.hollywoodtheatre.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DISCUSS ‘SHADOW OF WIND’
March 15. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pageturners Book Group discusses “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

VIEW CHURCH-STATE ISSUES
March 15. 7 p.m. The non-partisan, non-profit, educational organization, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, discusses issues related to religious freedom for all. Free. www.keepthemseparate.org. Kennedy School community room, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

MEMOIR ON SCHEDULE
March 15. 7-8 p.m. Pageturners Book Group discusses “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home,” by Rhoda Janzen. Free. (503) 988-5362. Meet in second-floor Mt. Bachelor Conference Room in Whole Foods Market, next to Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

SENIORS TO SEE ART
March 17. 8:25 a.m. The seniors’ Riders’ Club visits the Portland Art Museum and hears a guest speaker. Go as a group by bus with a Ride Connection Ambassador. Free. Bus fare provided. Register: (503) 288-8303. Meet at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

VISIT COMPUTER TUTOR
March 17. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gain confidence and understanding with the “computer tutor.” Bring fully charged phone, tablet or laptop, PCs or Apples, for 30-minute appointment. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

SONGWRITER TO SING
March 18. 7-9 p.m. Hear singer-songwriter Tim Uecker. No cover. Sip wine or a microbrew. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

APOTHECARY WORKSHOP
March 19. 1-3 p.m. With Cyan Williams. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave.

DESIGN A RAIN GARDEN
March 19. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn to plan, design and build a rain garden, which helps clean pollutants from water running off paved areas and roofs. Includes a field trip to see a rain garden. Workshop organized by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Free. Registration: http://emswcd.org/workshops or call (503) 222-7645. Meet at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 N.E. 47th Ave.

LEARN SEISMIC RETROFITTING
March 19. 2-4 p.m. Learn the basics of seismic retrofitting for do-it-yourselfers or to understand the principles. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
March 19. 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.

HEAR MUSICAL GROUP
March 19. 5 p.m. Hear and greet Internal State. Free. www.facebook.com/musicmillennium. (503) 231-8943. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

THREE FOR SILVER SET
March 19. 7-9 p.m. Hear Three for Silver, promising music from another universe. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decander” and get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LIBRARY SLATES PLAYWRIGHT
March 20. 1-2:30 p.m. Meet playwright Kermit Frazier, who also teaches screenwriting and literature at Adelphi University. Light refreshments provided by PassinArt: A Theatre Company, which is presenting Frazier’s “Smoldering Fires.” Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

WIPE OUT PAST PROBLEMS
March 21. 4-4:45 p.m. Multnomah County’s Project Clean Slate workshop outlines resources and services to deal with unpaid fines, minor criminal convictions or other situations standing in your way. Supported by Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Metropolitan Public Defender, Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles and the Independent Development Enterprise Alliance. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DISCUSS ‘FLIGHT BEHAVIOR’
March 21. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pageturner Book Group discusses “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT iPAD
March 22 and 29. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn to navigate an iPad in this second workshop covering books, photos, videochat, organizing and sharing photos. Bring a fully charged iPad. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

STEP INTO CYBERSPACE
March 24. 1-3 p.m. View “Cyber-Seniors,” a film about senior citizens who step into cyberspace with teenage mentors. Bring electronic devices for assistance after the film. Free. Sponsored by AARP and Office of Citizen Involvement. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SEE ‘THE MARTIAN’
March 25. 1 p.m. View “The Martian,” a film about an astronaut presumed dead who survives with ingenuity and signals earth for rescue. Free but $1 donation suggested. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HEAR SWING MUSIC
March 25. 7-9 p.m. The Big North Duo presents great American swing. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” for $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DESIGN RAIN GARDEN
March 26. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how to plan, design and build a rain garden to clean pollutants from water running off paved areas and roofs. Workshop offered by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. Includes a field trip to a nearby rain garden. Free. Register at http://emswcd.org/workshops or call (503) 222-7645. Meet at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

DIY MIXOLOGY COCKTAIL CLASS
March 26. 2-4 p.m. With Portland Bitters Project. $55 www.withlovefrompdx.com. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave.

CREATE JEDI JEWELS
March 26. 1-3 p.m. Teens create “Jedi Jewels” by binding illustrated Star Wars comic book art to pendants, bangles or charms. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DOUG SHAFER TO PERFORM
March 26. 7-9 p.m. “Renaissance man” Doug Shafer performs. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

TRACK, FIELD FOR KIDS
March 28. 5:30 p.m. Introduction to a track and field program for third- to eighth-graders begins with Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau and the Northeast Food Traffic store (503) 284-0345. Practices continue at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, with optional meets starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. $35. Information: www.Foottraffic.us. Registration online; at Foot Traffic, 4020 N.E. Fremont St., or Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave. Practices at Grant Park, Northeast 33rd Avenue and U.S. Grant Place.

DISCUSS SYLVIA PLATH
March 29-April 12. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Discuss Sylvia Plath’s life with writing prompts drawn from her work. A copy of her “Collected Poems” is available after registration, thanks to The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. Free. Registration required in the library or call (503) 988-5234. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

GROW YOUR OWN HOPS
March 29. 6:30-7:30 p.m. A workshop on “Portland Brew Stories: Hop Growing 101” with information about plants, trellis requirements, fertility, common pests and harvest. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT DYSLEXIA
March 30. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about dyslexia, a neurobiological learning difference, by exploring characteristics, causes, treatment and more. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

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 TO MEET
March 1. 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., south of Sandy Boulevard.

MOVE WITH HI-STEPPERS
March 1 and 2. 8:45-9:45 a.m. Continues Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Hi-Steppers exercise group. Drop-ins welcome. Free, but $1 donation appreciated. (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SENIORS GET TAX HELP
March 1. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues Tuesdays and Thursdays to April 14. Mondays: Noon to 4 p.m. until April 14. AARP tax assistance volunteers help seniors with simple tax form filing. Free. Register for one-hour appointment and come early to fill out required forms: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEGAL AID HELPS SENIORS
March 1 and 15. 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Continues first and third Tuesdays of the month. The Senior Law Project legal clinic provides services for Multnomah County residents age 60 and older through Legal Aid Services of Oregon and affiliated volunteer attorneys. Free. Registration required for 30-minute appointments: (503) 288-8303. North Portland Senior Services at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

TAI CHI CLASS SLATED
March 1. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. Tai Chi classes accommodate drop-ins. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace Community Room, 4720 N. Trenton St.

EXERCISE AIDS JOINTS
March 1 and 3. 11 a.m. to Noon. Continues Tuesdays and Thursdays. Evidence-based exercise program promotes optimum joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. Accommodates those with arthritis. $1 donation appreciated. Register: (503) 288-8303. Leaven Community Center at Salt & Light Lutheran Church, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.

GRANDPARENTS TO MEET
March 7. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of the month. A support group for grandparents, uncles, aunts and other relatives raising children. For those who didn’t expect to be raising children at this time of life. Learn ways to deal with stress, support emotional health of relatives and children. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9000 N. Foss Ave.

SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS
March 9. 1-3 p.m. Continues second Wednesday of the month. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Free. Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon (503) 416-0107. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TEEN DRIVERS CLASS SET
March 16. 6 p.m. sign in. 6:30-9:30 p.m. program. Continues third Wednesday of the month. Legacy Health’s award-winning Trauma Nurses Talk Tough program teaches youths to control risks in their lives and drive safely. Teen and parent must attend together. Fee $20 or $10 for AAA members with a membership card. Registration required: (503) 413-4960. Park in structure No. 3. Legacy Emanuel Hospital Lorenzen Center, 301 N. Graham St.

ALZHEIMER’S AID GIVEN
March 20. 2-3:30 p.m. Continues the third Sunday of the month. Alzheimer’s Association support group provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Free. 1-(800) 272-3900. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG ADULTS
March 22. 6-7:30 p.m. Continues fourth Tuesday of the month. Alzheimer’s Association support group for young adults helping to care for someone with Alzheimer’s or related disorders. Free. 1 (800) 272-3900. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR ANDEAN MUSIC
March 26. 6-9 p.m. Latin and Andean music continues last Saturday of the month. Free but bar and kitchen remain open. (503) 206-5790. Las Primas, 3971 N. Williams Ave.

UPCOMING

PLANTS, TACOS FOR SALE
April 2. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plant and garden sale. Indian taco lunch, $7, served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. (503) 281-0324. Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship. 3917 N.E. Shaver St.

SELECT NATIVE PLANTS
April 10. 1-3:30 p.m. Learn to select low-maintenance native plants, suited for your yard conditions, which attract birds, butterflies and beneficial insects. East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District organizes the workshop with a landscape professional. Free. Register at http://emswcd.org/workshops or call (503) 222-7645. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

TEENS PRESENT PLAY
April 14-24. 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Young Professionals Studio Theater presents “Chrysalis,” written and directed by Matthew B. Zrebski. Four teens abducted to a surreal landscape must face internal conflicts and insecurities. They realize that transformation is their only escape and hope for redemption. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door. Box office: (503) 228-9571 or www.octc.org/boxoffice. Information: www.octc.org. Oregon Children’s Theatre, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd. — Janet Goetze

February 2016

The Grant High School band program will present ‘The Sweet Sound of Jazz: Paris After Dark,’ a benefit concert and silent auction on Feb. 5 at the school’s ‘old gym.’ (Grant High School)

The Grant High School band program will present ‘The Sweet Sound of Jazz: Paris After Dark,’ a benefit concert and silent auction on Feb. 5 at the school’s ‘old gym.’ (Grant High School)

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.1498504145swen-1498504145rats@1498504145lairo1498504145tide1498504145 by the 15th of the prior month. If possible, follow the format used in the calendar.

SHOW FEATURES LOCAL ART
Feb. 1. 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. An art show, “A Tribute to the Oregon Society of Artists,” continues through Feb. 28. Free. Hours: Noon to 1 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 .m. Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. www.cu-portland.edu/libraryevents. George R. White Library at Concordia University, 2800 N.E. Liberty St.

ART INCLUDES TEXTILES
Feb. 2. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To Feb. 23. Phoebe McFee shows small woven works. Carolyn Hazel Drake’s are a mix of porcelain and textiles. To Feb. 21, Anna Wiancko shows expressive sculptures and assemblages created from clay, painting, mixed media and found objects. 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. www.guardinogallery.com/. (503) 281-9048. Guardino Gallery, 2539 N.E. Alberta St.

TEENS TO LEARN COMICS BASICS
Feb. 3. 4-6 p.m. Whether they are called comics or graphic novels, teens in grades 6 to 12 learn the basics of character design and story development through fun, challenging explorations designed to inspire creativity and ignite a desire to write and draw stories. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

CARE FOR FEET
Feb. 3. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn how to properly care for feet to walk without pain. Registration: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

PLAY EXAMINES KOREA, U.S.
Feb. 3. 7:30 p.m. “You For Me For You,” a play by Mia Chung following two sisters in fantastical trips through American culture and today’s North Korea. Performances continue Wednesday to Sunday through Feb. 28 with two Sunday matinees. Tickets $20-$36. Box office: (503) 488-5822. www.portlandplayhouse.org. Portland Playhouse, 602 N.E. Prescott St.

COMPUTER HELP OFFERED
Feb. 4, 11 and 25. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Computer Tutor” John Lucas offers 45-minute, one-on-one sessions for operating your electronic device, whether phone, iPad or computer. Free but donations to center appreciated. Appointments required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN ‘VILLAGE’ CONCEPT
Feb. 4. 7 p.m. The Madison South Neighborhood Association will hear a presentation from Northeast Village PDX, which will provide volunteers to help seniors remain in their homes as they age. Members gain education and social programs. Free. Banfield Corporate Office, Northeast 82nd Avenue and Tillamook Street.

PLAY PREMIERE SET
Feb. 4. 7:30 p.m. West Coast premiere of “What Every Girl Should Know,” a play by Monica Byrne. Three girls are in a Catholic school’s dorm room after a friend is found dead in her bed. Another girl enters their lives with the same name and her own secrets. They become obsessed with a pamphlet by Margaret Sanger. Continues to Feb. 27. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. (503) 239-5919. Tickets $15 to $35. www.trianglepro.org. The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

AFRICAN FILMS PLANNED
Feb. 5. 6 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. View “The Rooftops” by Algeria filmmaker Merzak Allouache who will participate in discussion after the showing. The opening of Portland Community College’s 26th annual Cascade Festival of African Films. Free. www.africanfilmfestival.org. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

JAZZ TRIO TO PERFORM
Feb. 5. 7 -9 p.m. The Dave Kelsay Jazz Trio. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew, with food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

‘MUCH ADO’ GOES TO TEXAS
Feb. 5. 8 p.m. Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” leaves the 16th century to land in a small town in today’s Texas. Continues to Feb. 27. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday plus 8 p.m. Feb. 25. No show Feb. 12. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door. Order: (503) 847-9838 or www.TwilightTheaterCompany.org. Ten percent discount for Hollywood Star-News readers. Twilight Theater Company, 7515 N. Brandon Ave.

BOUTIQUE TO SHOW ART
Feb. 6. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Feb. 7. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local artists show works and festive cards at a Valentine pop-up boutique. Free gift wrapping, nibbles and coffee. Handicap access. Registered with Oregon Food Bank to receive canned donations. Information: (503) 285-1875 or www.sayitwithheart.blogspot.com. 4546 N.E. 47th Ave.

GRANT HIGH SCHOOL BAND BENEFIT AND AUCTION
Feb. 5. 6:30 p.m. Grant High School Band Program presents “The Sweet Sound of Jazz: Paris After Dark,” a benefit concert and silent auction. Listen to music while sampling hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Bid on silent auction items. Proceeds will help Grant Band replace uniforms that date back to the 1960s and purchase new instruments. $20 adults; $10 youth/senior; $50 family; current Grant students $5 with ID available at www.grantband.org or at the door. Info: www.grantband.org. Location: Grant High School’s “Old Gym”, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT PRESCHOOLS
Feb. 6. 10 a.m. to noon. Meet representatives from North/Northeast area preschools to ask questions and gather information about their programs. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

NUESTRO CANTO TO SING
Feb. 6. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Nuestro Canto in singing and learning about traditional songs. Venga y disfrute cantando canciones tradicionales con el grupo musical Nuestro Canto, y a la vez aprenda sobre el significado y origen de las canciones. Free. (503) 988-5362. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

BEES FEST PLANNED
Feb. 6. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Festival of the Bees celebrates the important role of bees in our world with games, crafts, hot lunch, bake sale, treasure hunt and entertainment. Also featured are local honey, beeswax candles, seed starts, games for younger children. Free entry but fee for raffle items and crafts. Information: (503) 753-4459. Shining Star Waldorf School, 2120 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR SOFT ROCK
Feb. 6. 7-9 p.m. Caryn Jamieson plays acoustic soft rock. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew, with food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MARDI GRAS BALL SET
Feb. 6. 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. The sixth annual Mardi Gras Ball, produced by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus, a New Orleans-style social club founded by Louisiana expatriates. Many musical acts and a tribute to the late Allen Toussaint. Tickets $30 advance, $35 at door. www.wonderballroom.com/event/1021463-mysti-krewe-nimbus-6th-annual-portland. Details:www.portlandmardigras.com. Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St.

NEW YEAR FOR KIDS
Feb. 7. 11 a.m. A Chinese New Year story time and free red envelope craft for kids following a reading with Shan-Shan Chen and Heidi Goodman. Their new book is “Mei Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles.” (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

LEARN WORD PROCESSING
Feb. 7. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Also Feb. 17. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A word processing introduction to Microsoft Word 2007 and other word processing products. Create, edit, format and save documents. Class is for beginners who are comfortable using a keyboard and mouse. Free. Registration: (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

HEAR ABOUT VILLAGE PDX
Feb. 7. 2-3:30 p.m. Hear about Northeast Village PDX, which expects to help older people remain in their homes as they age. Free. Information: Margaret Baldwin (503) 895-2750 or moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

‘SUPER BACH’ CONCERT SET
Feb. 7. 2 p.m. The 55-member Bach Cantata Choir of Portland presents its annual “Super Bach” concert, directed by conductor Ralph Nelson and assistant conductor Emma Mildred Riggle. Music includes J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 120 and Jan Zelenka’s “Te Deum for Two Choirs.” Free-will offering. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

LEARN ABOUT ‘THE CLOUD’
Feb. 8. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The beginner’s guide to “The Cloud” will explain what the cloud is, name popular cloud services for file storage and backup, describe how the cloud is useful for collaboration and name some of the most popular entertainment options of the cloud. Participants must be comfortable using the internet. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

SENIOR AID PLANNED
Feb. 8. 7 p.m. The Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association will hear a presentation from Northeast Village PDX, which plans to provide volunteers to help seniors stay in their homes as they age. Free. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145. Bethany Lutheran Church, Northeast 37th Avenue and Skidmore Street.

RELIEVE SORE MUSCLES
Feb. 8. 7-8 p.m. Learn how to relieve tired, sore or injured muscles using essential oils. Free. Registration: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

PLAN YOUR ESTATE
Feb. 9. 1-2 p.m. In an estate planning workshop, receive practical advice on how to safeguard assets and health care wishes plus information on wills, living trusts, health care documents, guardianship, conservatorship and power of attorney. Workshop with attorney Richard B. Schneider. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

PAINT A VAN GOGH
Feb. 9. 5:30-7:30 p.m. “Paint Your Own Van Gogh” in a guided workshop, learning acrylic paint skills and a little art history. Leave with a completed 11×14-inch canvas. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

HEAR ABOUT ‘VILLAGE PDX’
Feb. 9. 7 p.m. The Cully Neighborhood Association will hear a presentation from Northeast Village PDX, which plans to help seniors remain in their own homes as they age. Social and educational programs for members also will be provided. Free. Information: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145. Grace Presbyterian Church, 6025 N.E. Prescott St.

LEARN PHONE BASICS
Feb. 10. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginners learn basics of the Android Smartphone including apps for free e-books, music and movies. Bring questions, library card information and a fully charged smartphone. Free. Registration required: (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

TALK TO THE DOCTOR
Feb. 10. 1-2:30 p.m. Seniors may learn how to talk with the doctor to get their needs met. Second of three-part series facilitation by Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well-Being of Seniors (VIEWS). Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GET GOOD SLEEP
Feb. 10. 6-7 p.m. Learn about common sleeping disorders and habits to help get a better night’s sleep. Free. Registration: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

ASH WEDNESDAY SET
Feb. 10. 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday is marked by a traditional service of forgiveness. (503) 232-9129. Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst, 935 N.E. 33rd Ave.

LENT TO START
FEB. 10. 7:30 p.m. An Ash Wednesday service is held to begin the Lenten season. Information: gro.s1498504145erpkr1498504145apyti1498504145cesor1498504145@ecif1498504145fo1498504145 or (503) 282-0965. Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 N.E. 45th Ave.

NE ‘VILLAGE’ TO MEET
Feb. 10. 7-8:30 p.m. General meeting of Northeast Village PDX, a non-profit dedicated to helping people live independently in their own homes, surrounded by a caring community. Free. Information: www.nevillagepdx.org. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

KRAUT MAKING CLASS
Feb. 10. 7-8 p.m. The fourth of a monthly DIY health series offered by Dr. Lori von der Heydt, naturopathic physician of 20 years. Learn how to make sauerkraut, a food/medicine brimming with probiotics and nutrients for your gut health. Call (503) 249-7752 to reserve your seat. $13, cash only. Class held at Beaumont Health Care Clinic, 4445 N.E. Fremont St.

LOVE SONGS IN REVUE
Feb. 11-12. 8 p.m. In time for Valentine’s Day, “A Hollywood Romance,” a musical revue featuring love songs from the movies. Tickets $15. (503) 847-9838 or www.TwilightTheaterCompany.org. Twilight Theater Company, 7515 N. Brandon Ave.

‘ADALINE’ FILM PLANNED
Feb. 12. 1 p.m. View film “Age of Adaline,” starring Blake Lively, Michael Huisman and Harrison Ford. A young woman, born in the early 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. Free but $1 donation to center suggested. Pizza lunch with salad, for $2, served at 11:30 a.m. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

‘SPIES’ FILM SCHEDULED
Feb. 12. 1 p.m. View film “Bridge of Spies,” starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Alan Alda. During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for U2 spy plane pilot Frances Gary Powers. Free. Information and registration: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

TRY CHOCOLATE, PORTER
Feb. 12. 4-5 p.m. In “Portland Brew Stories: Chocolate for Valentine’s Day with Porter,” sample three types of chocolate with three porter beers. Adults 21 years and older. Free. Registration required in library or call (503) 988-5234. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

HEAR BRAZILIAN JAZZ
Feb. 12. 7-9 p.m. Hear Nancy Curtin’s Brazilian jazz. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew, with food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MARK LUNAR NEW YEAR
Feb. 13. 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the Lunar New Year, one of the most important holidays in many Asian cultures, with cultural performances, educational activities and light refreshments. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MORTENSEN PLAYS BASS
Feb. 13. 5 p.m. Jack Mortensen plays his bass guitar. Free. (503) 231-8943. Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St.

HEAR LOVE TUNES
Feb. 13. 7-9 p.m. Kacy Colleen plays jazzy love tunes for a Valentine’s Day special. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew, with food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

VALENTINE’S DAY WOODBURNING MANDALA WORKSHOP
Feb. 13. 1-3 p.m. For kids 10 and up. $40 includes materials. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave. www.withlovefrompdx.com.

EAT VIKING PANCAKES
Feb. 14. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Viking pancake breakfast, plus scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice, lingonberry jam, tea and bottomless cups of coffee. Children’s story time at 10 a.m. in the library. Breakfast: adults $7, children 5 to 12 $4, children under 5 free. Norse Hall, 111 N.E. 11th Ave.

CELEBRATE WITH BOOKS
Feb. 14. 2-4 p.m. Families may celebrate Black History Month with community leaders, teachers, students and local celebrities reading their favorite books by African American writers. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

STOP THOSE DRAFTS
Feb. 14. 2-4 p.m. A free workshop to learn how to stop drafts in the home, especially around doors and windows, to save energy and increase comfort. Good for renters, too. Qualified participants receive a free kit of weatherization supplies. Registration: www.communityenergyproject.org or (503) 284-6827, ext. 108. Northeast Portland Tool Library, Salt and Light (previously Redeemer) Lutheran Church, 5431 N.E. 20th Ave.

BOOK DISCUSSION SET
Feb. 16. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discuss “The Book of Unknown Americans,” by Cristina Henriquez, Multnomah County’s “Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

BOOK GROUP TO MEET
Feb. 16. 7-8 p.m. Pageturners Book Group discusses “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez, Multnomah County’s “Everybody Reads” selection. Free. (503) 988-5362. The group meets in Mt. Bachelor conference room (Studio 1), second floor of Whole Foods Market, next to Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

KNOW CARE CHOICES
Feb. 17. 1:30-2:30 p.m. For long-term care, know your rights and choices for yourself or a loved one. Also, learn where to go with more questions and for help. Presented by Gretchen Jordan, coordinator of volunteers, Oregon Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Free. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SIREN NATION BOOKED
Feb. 17. 8 p.m. The Siren Nation presents “The Broadcast,” a storytelling event with the theme “Get Over It!” Ages 21 and over. Tickets $10-$12. http://secretsociety.net/. The Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St.

HELP WITH E-DEVICES
Feb. 18. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gain help operating your electronic phone, tablet or laptop, PC or Apple, in 45-minute appointments. Bring the device charged. Free. Registration required: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, computer lab, 9009 N. Foss St.

BOOK SELECTION SET
Feb. 18. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Discuss “The Book of Unknown Americans,” by Cristina Henriquez, the “Everybody Reads” selection for Multnomah County. Free. (503) 988-5391. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

CREATIVE BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Feb. 18. 7-9 p.m. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave. www.withlovefrompdx.com.

GARDEN TOUR PLANNED
Feb. 19. 10:30 a.m. Meet with the “Riders’ Club” to go by public transportation to the Lan Su Garden to enjoy the Lunar New Year celebration, including a lion dance. Tickets $8.50 each in advance: www.lansugarden.org/tickets. Information and required registration: (503) 288-8303. Meet at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SIP WINE, HEAR MUSIC
Feb. 19. 7-9 p.m. Hear Will Dudley with African Kora. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew, with food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SONGS OF SOUTH SLATED
Feb. 20. 11-11:45 a.m. For families, Newel Briggs sings folk songs from the rural South. Accompanied by his guitar, mandolin and banjo, he provides the history behind the songs from slave days. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
Feb. 20. 4-5:45 p.m. Walk a candle-light 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.

ACCORDIAN DIVA BOOKED
Feb. 20. 7-9 p.m. Hear Jet Black Pearl, world accordion diva. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew with food selections available. Tell the bartender “Diva” for $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

KIDS’ AUTHOR TO READ
Feb. 21. 11 a.m. Author Elizabeth Rose Stanton shares her new picture book, “Peddles,” about a pig on a mission to make his dreams come true. Signed copies of the book will be available after the reading. (503) 954-2354. www.greenbeanbookspdx.com. Green Bean Books, 1600 N.E. Alberta St.

BOOK INSPIRES ACTORS
Feb. 22. 6-7 p.m. In a “Latino Read-In,” Milagro Theatre brings to life the characters from “The Book of Unknown Americans,” by Cristina Henriquez. Audience members may share writings and poetry from other Latino writers. Teens and adults welcome. Free. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

READERS PLAN DISCUSSION
Feb. 22. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join a discussion of “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez, the “Everybody Reads” selection in Multnomah County. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN ABOUT DYSLEXIA
Feb. 23. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dyslexia 101 provides information about the neurobiological learning difference by exploring characteristics, causes, treatment and consequences of not providing teacher training in schools. Also information on recent Oregon legislation. Free. Registration required in library or (503) 988-5234. Albina library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave.

NEW PLANTS FROM OLD
Feb. 23. 7 p.m. Metropolitan Garden Club learns about “Growing New Plants from Existing Plants in the Garden” with Dave and Annilese Doolittle of Petal Heads. Free. E-mail: moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145; website gardenclubpdx.com. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda at Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

TRY DELI MEALS
Feb. 25. 2 p.m. Learn to create tasty meals for one or two people using seasonal ingredients from the New Season’s deli department. Free but donations to center appreciated. Registration: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

‘SPIES’ FILM SLATED
Feb. 26. 1 p.m. With subtitles at 1 p.m. March 4. View film “Bridge of Spies,” starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda. During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy, then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for U2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, captured by the Soviets. Free but $1 donation to center suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

SONGWRITER TO SING
Feb. 26. 7-9 p.m. Hear singer-songwriter Chuck Cheesman. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew, with food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN FAMILY HISTORY
Feb. 27. 3:45-5:45 p.m. Get started exploring African American genealogy or learn what additional information is available for those who have started research. Free. Register in library or call (503) 988-5234. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

FOLK MUSIC SLATED
Feb. 27. 7-9 p.m. Hear the folk music of Bullet and Belles. No cover. Sip wine or microbrew, with food selections available. Tell the bartender “Decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

MANDALA PROJECT FOR KIDS
Feb. 27. 1-4 p.m. $40 includes materials. (503) 267-1472. With Love, From PDX, 5140 N.E. 42nd Ave. www.withlovefrompdx.com.

PUPPETS REVEAL TALES
Feb. 28. 1-1:45 p.m. Anansi the Spider, the West African trickster, is brought to life by the Oregon Shadow Theatre with colorful shadow puppets based on African designs. Free. (503) 988-5394. North Portland library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.

ORGAN RE-DEDICATION CONCERT
Feb. 28. 3:00 p.m.  Augustana Lutheran Church hosts a pipe organ concert to celebrate improvements recently completed by Bond Organ Builders. The church’s original organ was built in 1951 and renovated and expanded in 1989. Work includes construction of new Pitman wind chest. Reception will follow concert. Free. www.augustana.org or 503-288-6174. Augustana Lutheran Church, 15th and Knott, entrance on 14th Ave.

LEARN LEAD DANGERS
Feb. 29. 6:30 p.m. Gain information about the dangers of lead in the environment and view a film, “MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic,” by Portland filmmaker Tamara Rubin, who experienced lead poisoning in her family. Free. United Neighborhoods for Reform seek citywide volunteers to get the word out about lead problems. Presenters: Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association, Lead Safe America and United Neighborhoods for Reform. http://unitedneighborhoodsforreform.blogspot.com. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

ONGOING

AID GIVEN TO CAREGIVERS
Feb. 1. Call during business hours. Assistance and advocacy for those caring for people age 60 or older. Professional social work staff provides needs assessment, care planning and coordination of respite and in-home services. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TAX HELP OFFERED
Feb. 1. Noon to 4 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 1 to April 14. AARP tax aid volunteers help with simple tax form filing in one-hour appointments. Arrive early to fill out registration forms. Free. Information and required appointments: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

HELP RAISING CHILDREN
Feb. 1. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of the month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising and parenting children. Gain understanding of how to deal with changes and stress to benefit relatives and children. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9000 N. Foss Ave.

TAKE OFF POUNDS
Feb. 2. 8:30-10 a.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Tuesdays. Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave. between Sandy Boulevard and Broadway.

DEAL WITH DEPRESSION
Feb. 2. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A depression and anxiety support group with Recovery International, a non-profit cognitive behavioral training system to help cope with symptoms of a nervous imbalance, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, sleeplessness and other issues. Free-will offering. Information: (503) 810-2789 or www.recoveryinternational.org or www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave., between Sandy and Broadway.

BALANCE WITH TAI CHI
Feb. 3. 11 a.m. to noon. Continues Wednesdays. A trained registered nurse teaches “Gentle Tai Chi for Better Balance & Health” for all ages. Suggested donation of $1-$4. (503) 232-9129. Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst, 935 N.E. 33rd Ave.

COMPUTER AID SET
Feb. 3. 4-5:30 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. Computer help with friendly, patient assistants. Es una sesion abierta para usar las computadoras y disponer de asistencia en ingles y espanol. Free. (503) 988-5386. Gregory Heights library, 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

STORY TIME CONTINUES
Feb. 4. 10:30 a.m. Continues Thursdays. A story time with Anne. (503) 284-8294. A Children’s Place, 1423 N.E. Fremont St.

HELP GIVEN CAREGIVERS
Feb. 10. 1-3 p.m. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter (503) 416-0207. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

GROW VEGGIES ON BUDGET
Feb. 10. 6-8 p.m. Continues Wednesday to March 16. Oregon Food Bank helps low-income households, of $1,945 per month or lower, from seed to supper. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan garden space, choose crops, care for and harvest the vegetables or other bounty. Free. Registration required with Judy at (503) 312-3470 or moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145ssalc1498504145stscc1498504145ub1498504145. Bridgeport United Church of Christ, 621 N.E. 76th Ave.

SUPPORT GROUP SET
Feb. 21. 2-3:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Association support group meets third Sunday of the month to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. 1-800-272-3900. Free. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

BOOK CLUB TO MEET
Feb. 23. 1:30-3 p.m. Book club continues fourth Tuesday of the month. Large-print books provided by Multnomah County Library. Free but donations appreciated. Information: (971) 285-6939. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

AID OFFERED CAREGIVERS
Feb. 23. 6-7:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Association support group for young adults helping to care for someone with Alzheimer’s or related disorders meets fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. 1-800-272-3900. Hollywood library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St.

BOOK CLUB SLATED
Feb. 29. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Continues last Monday of the month. Book discussion group for all seniors. Bring a favorite book or author to share. Free but $1 donation to center suggested. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

UPCOMING

‘NE VILLAGE’ TO MEET
March 5. 1:30 p.m. Northeast Village PDX provides information about a program for volunteers to help seniors remain in their own homes as they age. Free. Information: Margaret Baldwin (503) 895-2750 or moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpeg1498504145alliv1498504145en1498504145. Hollywood Library, 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. – Janet Goetze

January 2016

Michael Edward McGovern’s print can be seen at Guardino Gallery.

Michael Edward McGovern’s print can be seen at Guardino Gallery.

LABYRINTH WALK FOR PEACE
Jan. 1. Noon to 3 p.m. Labyrinth walk for a peaceful start to the new year. Two labyrinths available for meditative walking. Information available for peace making. Suggested donation of $10 to support the musical accompaniment. Information: (503) 287-0418. Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 N.E. 17th Ave.

‘CONTACT EXPO’ AT DISJECTA
Jan. 2, 3. Noon to 5 p.m. Exhibit of “Contact Expo” by DLS Solution continues noon to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to Jan. 17. Artists include Cayetano Ferrer, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Nate Hess, Jonathan Mandabach and Ashland Mines. Information: www.disjecta.org. Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Ave.

SEE IRREGULAR PAINTINGS
Jan. 2. 6-9 p.m. Opening reception for new exhibits. Michael Edward McGovern shows three-dimensional paintings on laser-cut wood through Jan. 26. Paul Trapp shows irregularly shaped paintings of ordinary objects with spatial anomalies, raising questions about perception, memory and imagination. Through Jan. 24. Hours: 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. Closed Monday. Information: (503) 281-9048, www.guardinogallery.com/. Guardino Gallery, 2939 N.E. Alberta St.

VIEW ‘THE GREATS’ ON VIDEO
Jan. 6. 1-2:30 p.m. “The Greats” video collection features biographies of people whose dreams came true: Babe Ruth, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth II, Martin Luther King Jr. Discussion follows. The 10-hour video takes place in 90-minute segments. Free. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

LEARN TO USE E-DEVICES
Jan. 7, 14, 28. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Computer tutor John Lucas gives one-on-one, 45-minute guidance for operating an electronic device. Free. Donations to the center are appreciated. Register for appointment: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 45th Ave.

ASIAN AIDS FOR SPORTS
Jan. 7. 6-7 p.m. Learn what Chinese medicine and acupuncture can offer the modern athlete. Learn methods for dealing with sports injuries, decreasing training recovery time and reducing general stress. Register: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or call (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

WATERCOLORS ON VIEW
Jan. 8 to Feb. 5. Building hours. Local artist Lynda Kotta will exhibit her watercolor paintings in the lobby. www.necommunitycenter.org. (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

BLOODMOBILE PLANNED
Jan. 8. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donate at an American Red Cross bloodmobile at the Northeast Community Center. Information: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

BEACH BOY FILM SLATED
Jan. 8. 1 p.m. View film, “Love and Mercy,” about Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson struggling with emerging psychosis as his pop music fame rises. Stars John Cusack, Paul Dano and Elizabeth Banks. $1 suggested donation. Pizza and salad lunch available for $2. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

‘WALK IN WOODS’ FILM SET
Jan. 8. 1 p.m. View film, “Walk in the Woods,” about Bill Bryson, reconnecting with U.S. after 20 years in England, hikes the Appalachian Trail with a friend. $1 donation appreciated. Information: (971) 285-6939. Trenton Terrace, 4720 N. Trenton St.

GAIN PILATES INFORMATION
Jan. 9. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pilates circuit training teaches exercises designed to strengthen and sculpt limbs and deep core muscles. Fee $45. Register: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

TREE TALK SLATED
Jan. 9. 12:30-3 p.m. David-Paul Hedberg, author of “From Stumptown to Tree Town,” talks about Roseway neighborhood trees and how development has shaped the urban forest. Understanding the past will help make future decisions. Sponsored by Portland Urban Forestry, hosted by Roseway Tree Team. Information: Patrick Key, vog.n1498504145ogero1498504145dnalt1498504145rop@y1498504145eK.kc1498504145irtaP1498504145 Registration: http://tinyurl.com/treehistoryroseway Grace Lutheran Church, 7610 N.E. Fremont St.

HEAR JAZZ ARTIST
Jan. 8. 7-9 p.m. Hear jazz with Lorna Bracken Baxter while sipping wine or a brew. No cover. Food selections available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. http://magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

HELP DESIGN GRANT
Jan. 9. 9 a.m. to noon. A public workshop on design details for a rebuilt Grant High School. http://GrantBond.pps.net. (503) 916-2222. Grant High School library, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave.

HEAR POST-FOLK SINGER
Jan. 9. 7-9 p.m. Hear the post-folk troubadour Alexandra Wiley while sipping wine or a brew. No cover. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

UKULELE CLASS SET
Jan. 12-Feb. 9. 6:15-7 p.m. Ukulele classes for ages 8 and older who bring their own instruments. Center members $58, non-members $72, scholarships available. Information: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

ELDERS STAY ENGAGED
Jan. 13. 1-2:30 p.m. “Conversations on Aging: Staying Engaged in Life” is facilitated by Volunteers Involved for the Emotional Well Being of Seniors (VIEWS). Learn from others how to make dark days brighter and learn the difference between sadness, depression and grief. First of three sessions. Free. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

MAKE FIRE CIDER
Jan. 13. 7-8 p.m. The third class in a monthly, do-it-yourself health series is making fire cider, a warming food/medicine to stimulate the circulatory and digestive systems to fend off colds and flu. Taught by Lori von der Heydt, a naturopathic physician. $13, cash only. Reservation: (503) 249-7752. Beaumont Health Care Clinic, 4445 N.E. Fremont St.

LEARN ABOUT ALBERTA
Jan. 14. 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about Alberta Main Street, advancing efforts to develop a vibrant, creative, equitable and sustainable commercial district. www.albertamainst.org. And learn how to volunteer: albertamainst.org/get-involved/volunteer or contact Meghan O’Garr, (503) 683-3252, gro.t1498504145sniam1498504145atreb1498504145la@na1498504145hgem1498504145. 1722 N.E. Alberta St.

JAZZ DUO SLATED
Jan. 15. 7-9 p.m. Hear the Aaron Stern jazz duo while sipping wine or a brew. No cover. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

INSURANCE AID OFFERED
Jan. 16. 3-5:30 p.m. Get health insurance information and enrollment assistance. Open enrollment ends Jan. 31. Interpreters available upon request. Registration required: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LABYRINTH, HEALING SERVICE SET
Jan. 16. 4-5:45 p.m. A candlelight labyrinth walk in the second-floor Great Hall. At 5:30 p.m. a contemplative 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.

HEAR FOLK-POP ARTIST
Jan. 16. 7-9 p.m. Hear folk-pop artist Bethany Randall while sipping wine or a brew. No cover. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

LEARN TO CODE AT LIBRARY
Jan. 17. 2-3:30 p.m. Learn coding for the whole family, including free online resources to explore computer coding. Kids may learn to design games to play at home. Free. First-come, first-served. Information: 503-988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

MANAGING CONCUSSIONS
Jan. 20. 6-7 p.m. Learn about concussions and how to manage them. Receive information about baseline testing, rehabilitation and resources for support. Register: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

HEAR AUTHOR, AID GRANT
Jan. 20. 7 p.m. The Grant High School library is hosting “A Literary Evening with Pauls Toutonghi” at Kennedy School. Proceeds go to the Grant library and help fund an author visit and other library programming. Tickets: $25 in the Grant High library, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave. Information: librarian Paige Battle, ten.s1498504145pp@el1498504145ttabp1498504145. Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.

‘RIDERS’ TO SEE ART
Jan. 21. 8:15 a.m. Riders’ Club goes to the Portland Art Museum for viewing and conversation, scheduled 9-11 a.m. Free. Register: (503) 288-8303. At 8:25 a.m., the group leaves Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

UNDERSTAND THAT DEVICE
Jan. 21. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to a 45-minute, one-on-one session to understand how to use the device. Free. Register: (503) 288-8303. Computer lab at Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss St.

BILL BRYSON FILM SET
Jan. 22. 1 p.m. View film, “Walk in the Woods,” a story of Bill Bryson, returning to U.S. after 20 years, who hikes the Appalachian Trail with an old friend to reconnect with the U.S. Stars Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. $1 donation suggested. Pizza and salad lunch available for $2. Information: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

FLOAT WHILE SEEING FILM
Jan. 22. 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 3 and older may float in warm water while watching “Kung Fu Panda.” Free for members; $10 non-member adults and $5 non-member youth. Information: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

CHOCOLATE FEST SET
Jan. 22. 4-9 p.m. Continues 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 23; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24. ChocolateFest features chocolate in all shapes and sizes, along with wine, food, entertainment and educational presentations. Fundraiser for the nonprofit World Forestry Center, providing information about forests and sustainable forestry. VIP tickets 21 and older $25. Adults $15, seniors $13, children age 5 to college $8. www.chocolatefest.org. Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

ACTORS TO IMPROVISE
Jan. 22. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays to Feb. 6. 2 p.m. Jan. 31. The Young Professionals Company of Oregon Children’s Theatre presents the “Impulse” improvisational comedy troupe Recommended for age 7 and older. Theater students ages 14 to 18 take suggestions from the audience to create fast-paced, comedic scenes and games without scripts or costumes. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at door. (503) 228-9571. www.octc.org. Oregon Children Theatre’s Young Professionals studio, 1939 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

DUO PLAYS LATIN JAZZ
Jan. 22. 7-9 p.m. Hear the Latin jazz of Byron & Johny. No cover. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

YOGA SUPPORTS POSTURE
Jan. 23. 2-3:30 p.m. A yoga series integrates abdominal muscles into every posture to support balance. Prevent back injuries with awareness of your center. Fee: $45 or sign up for the series, through March 19, for $125. Register: moc.y1498504145pareh1498504145tsthg1498504145iehwe1498504145n@stn1498504145eve1498504145 or call (971) 339-3405. New Heights Physical Therapy, 5736 N.E. Glisan St.

LEARN TO MAKE TORTILLAS
Jan. 23. 3-4:30 p.m. Make tortillas, sope and gorditas with fresh corn masa. A hands-on class, including sharing of recipes and reviewing corn history in indigenous cultures of the Americas. Free. First come, first served. (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

LEE LAKE PLAYS BLUES
Jan. 23. 7-9 p.m. Hear the blues of Lee Lake while sipping wine or a brew. No cover. Tell the bartender “decanter” to get $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SHAKLETON TALE REVEALED
Jan. 23 and 30. 8 p.m. See Lawrence Howard in “Shackleton: The Untold Story,” another part of the British explorer’s Antarctic nightmare. Part of the Fertile Ground Citywide Festival of New Works. Recommended for age 15 and older. Tickets: $15 advance; $18 after 5 p.m. day of show; $5 Arts for All with Oregon Trail Card. http://tinyurl.com/Shackleton2016 . (503) 284-2226. Alberta Abbey, 126 N.E. Alberta St.

INSURANCE AID SLATED
Jan. 24. 12:30-3 p.m. Get health insurance information and enrollment assistance. Open enrollment ends Jan. 31. Interpreters available upon request. Registration required: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

MEDITATION CLASS SET
Jan. 24. 1-3 p.m. Learn meditation methods to reduce stress and increase mental focus. Members $20; non-members $25; scholarships available. Information: www.necommunitycenter.org or (503) 284-3377. Northeast Community Center, 1630 N.E. 38th Ave.

JUPITER SLATES ART SHOW
Jan. 26. Open 24/7. Opening of “Welcome to Cascadia,” a show by local artist Joel Barber, which continues to March 29. Artist’s reception: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5. Information: moc.l1498504145etohr1498504145etipu1498504145j@yre1498504145llag1498504145 or (503) 230-8010. Gallery @ the Jupiter, Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St.

TALK SET ON GARDEN TOOLS
Jan. 26. 7 p.m. Bob Denman of Red Pig Tools will discuss the ergonomics of garden tools with the Metropolitan Garden Club. moc.l1498504145iamg@1498504145xdpbu1498504145lcned1498504145rag1498504145. Web: gardenclubpdx.com. Free. German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda, at Northeast 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard.

HOLLYWOOD GROUP TO MEET
Jan. 28. 7-8:30 p.m. The Hollywood Neighborhood Association, comprised of residents working to maintain and enhance the livability of the neighborhood, meets at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

T-SHIRT FINDS NEW USE
Jan. 29. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 may turn an old T- shirt into a useful shopping bag without sewing, then use leftover scraps to make necklaces, headbands, wrist cuffs or hats. Led by artist Lee Meredith. Bring an old T shirt or one will be available. Free. Information: (503) 988-5370. Kenton library, 8226 N. Denver Ave.

MUSIC SET FOR MAGNOLIA’S
Jan. 29. 7-9 p.m. Hear Inky Shadows, Make Believe Jazz while sipping wine or a brew. No cover. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” for $2 off first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

SCHOOL PLANS OPEN HOUSE
Jan. 30. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. An open house for the entire family at The Portland Montessori School, serving children 2 1/2 to 12 in primary and elementary programs. Information: (503) 688-2992, www.portlandmontessori.org. The Portland Montessori School, 205 N.E. 50th Ave.

AFRICAN DANCES SLATED
Jan. 30. 6-10 p.m. Kukatonon, a children’s African dance troupe celebrating dance, culture and heritage, performs in a fund-raising event. Tables of eight $800 or $50 per ticket. Available only online: Kukatonon.org. Performance: Madeleine Parish Hall, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave.

DUO TO PERFORM
Jan. 30. 7-9 p.m. Hear Copper and Crow, a husband and wife duo while sipping wine or a brew. No cover. Menu available. Tell the bartender “decanter” for $2 off the first drink. (503) 459-4081. www.magnoliascorner.net/. Magnolia’s Corner, 4075 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

BRASS BAND TO PLAY
Jan. 31. 3 p.m. The Brass Roots Movement, a New Orleans second line brass band with sousaphones, saxophones, trombones and trumpets, helps Portlanders celebrate Mardi Gras. Free will offering. Information: Concert coordinator Patricia Holman, (503) 288-0353. Accessible building. Rose City Park United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda.

ONGOING

GRANDMAS GAIN SUPPORT
Jan. 4. 10-11 a.m. Continues first Monday of each month. A support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children. With lives changing, stress may occur. Finding proper ways to deal with it is vital for adults’ emotional and physical health as well as the children’s health. Free. Information: (503) 288-8303. Charles Jordan Community Center, 9000 N. Foss Ave.

TAI CHI OFFERS BALANCE
Jan. 4 and 6. 10-11 a.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Move with Tai Chi for better balance. $1 donation appreciated. Information: (503) 288-8303. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

MOVE WITH TAI CHI
Jan. 4. 3:30-4:20 p.m. Continues Mondays and Wednesdays. Tai Chi for Health, with instructor Candace Herrill, is good for beginners and those with arthritis. $24 per month. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

TAKE OFF POUNDS
Jan. 5. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Continues Tuesdays. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Information: (503) 236-7835. St. Michael and All Angels Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

DEAL WITH DEPRESSION
Jan. 5. 6:30 p.m. Continues Tuesdays. A depression and anxiety support group of Recovery International, a non-profit cognitive behavioral training system for those with stress, anger, sleeplessness and other mental health issues. Free-will offering. Information: (503) 810-2789 or www.recoveryinternational.org; www.selfhelptools.org. St. Michael & All Angels Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Ave.

SHARPEN MENTAL SKILLS
Jan. 6. 1-2 p.m. Continues Wednesdays. “Brain Games” gives tips on sharpening mental skills in a relaxed, fun way. $1 per class. Register: (503) 288-8303. Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave.

BOOK CLUB TO MEET
Jan. 26. 1:30-3 p.m. Continues fourth Tuesday of the month. Book club open to all, with large print books provided by Multnomah County Library. Donations appreciated. Information: (971) 285-6939. Bridge Meadows, 8502 N. Wayland Ave.

UPCOMING

ART TO FEATURE TYPE
Feb. 4-27. Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. “Ink+Metal+Paper,” an invitational exhibition curated by the C.C. Stern Type Foundry of Portland, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the art and industry of the typographic form. The exhibit will feature letterpress work including books, broadsides and prints made with metal type as the primary composition element. (503) 927-4409. www.23sandy.com. 23 Sandy Gallery, North of Sandy Boulevard at 623 N.E. 23rd Ave.

VISIT HOLLYROOD CAMPUS
Feb. 18. 9-10 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Select either time to “Connect to Kindergarten” at the Hollyrood campus of Beverly Cleary K-8 School. Meet the principal and assistant principal to learn about the kindergarten program. Parents only, please, because of limited space. Registration packets will be available. More information: Karen Calabrese, (503) 916-6766 or http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/beverlycleary/967.htm. Hollyrood campus, 3560 N.E. Hollyrood Court, a block south of Knott Street. — Janet Goetze

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