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1 September 2019 - 30 September 2019
Sep 1 Sun
SEA "Summer Concerts at the Locks"

Saturdays and Sundays and the Fourth of July at 2:00 p.m. in the Carl S. English Garden. Bring a picnic lunch blanket and/or chair and enjoy the free music....donations are welcome for much needed repairs and renovations at the Locks including the Gardens.

The event will feature the lively jazz of The Jazz Pearls.

Learn more online.
Bossa Nova: A Musical History

The bossa nova movement of the late 1950s-early 1960s gave rise to some of the most beautiful music ever recorded. Learn about its characteristics, history and major figures, and come away with a new playlist of tunes for your everyday listening enjoyment. Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Learn more online.
Sep 2 Mon
SEA "Summer Concerts at the Locks"

Saturdays and Sundays and the Fourth of July at 2:00 p.m. in the Carl S. English Garden. Bring a picnic lunch blanket and/or chair and enjoy the free music....donations are welcome for much needed repairs and renovations at the Locks including the Gardens.

The event will feature contemporary blues and rock music performed by Michael Clune & Moondance. 

Learn more online.
Sep 3 Tue
Midland Park Pop-Up Arboretum

Throughout Midland Park from August 9 to September 9, trees will have signs with information about the tree and other fun facts! Take a stroll through the park this month and learn about the trees around you.

Learn more online.
Sep 4 Wed
Midland Park Pop-Up Arboretum

Throughout Midland Park from August 9 to September 9, trees will have signs with information about the tree and other fun facts! Take a stroll through the park this month and learn about the trees around you.

Learn more online.
Sep 5 Thu
Textile Exchange: Opening Reception


In honor of Portland Textile Month, Aug 31-Oct 27, Central Library will be having an exhibition of the textiles of Andrea Aranow and her collection, housed at Textile Hive. Textiles are shared among every culture and are exchanged between generations, cultures and communities. Aranow explores that exchange. Join us for the opening reception to explore her work.

Learn more online.
Summer Fitness -- Workout Wednesdays

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is all about the energy, the music, and having fun while doing something good for your body. Gentle Yoga is a class for everyone, no matter what age or fitness level. Breathe your stress away while having fun. Whether you're a professional athlete, marathoner, triathlete, runner, walker, or fitness rookie, come see what it's all about. #JustShowUp to get sweaty with strangers, become best friends with burpees and watch the sunrise over gorgeous Seattle. Workouts are a mix of running and bodyweight exercises, done at your own pace and adjustable to any fitness or experience level. Bring plenty of water and come and join the fun!

Free, 6:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m., Next 50 Plaza, 305 Harrison St.

Learn more online.
THREE AUTHORS TO READ FROM NEW ANTHOLOGY

We welcome Kate Carroll De Gutes, Mat Johnson, and Sallie Tisdale to the store at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 4th, to read from the newly published anthology Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents, edited by Lise Funderburg and published by the University of Nebraska Press.

In this new collection, twenty-five authors – including Ann Patchett, Daniel Mendelsohn, Jane Hamilton, and S. Bear Bergman – deftly explore a trait they’ve inherited from a parent, reflecting on how it affects the lives they lead today and how it shifts their relationship to that parent (sometimes posthumously) and to their sense of self. Together, their essays form a prismatic meditation on how we make fresh sense of ourselves and our parents when we see the pieces of them that live on in us.

Kate Carroll De Gutes is the author of two memoirs: Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear and The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons from the Best and Worst Year of My Life. She is the recipient of both the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Lambda Literary Award. Mat Johnson is a professor at the University of Oregon and the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem. He is the recipient of the American Book Award, the United States Artist James Baldwin Fellowship, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. Sallie Tisdale has written nine books, including most recently Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them). Her collection of essays, Violation, was published in 2015 by Hawthorne Books. She has received a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Regional Arts and Culture Council Literary Fellowship.

The editor and mastermind of this collection is Lise Funderburg, a writer and editor and a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Her latest book is Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home. She was born in Philadelphia and is a graduate of Reed College in Portland.

Learn more online.
Every other Thursday at 9:00 AM at the North Policing Center on NE MLK & NE Emerson by the Boys & Girls Club, the Inter-Faith Peace & Action Collaborative meets in the Assistant Chief Kevin Modica Community Room and all people of faith, community, and law enforcement are welcome.

We meet for two hours discussing and coming to understanding around training, community police interactions, mass demonstrations, and ways to build better police/community relations.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Government Contracting 101

Learn market research strategies and contracting tips for selling to the federal government and find out if the federal marketplace is a good option for your small business. If you already are a government contractor, learn how to increase your federal government market research capabilities.

The federal government is the world’s largest single buyer of goods and services. Last fiscal year, over $1 billion in federal contracts were awarded to firms in the Portland District with nearly $900 million of that going to small businesses. 

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Sep 6 Fri


MUKILTEO LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

The annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival returns for its 54th celebration. The three-day event along the banks of the Puget Sound will feature live music, activities for children, arts and crafts, foods vendors, a firework display and more. Free, Friday: 4 p.m. -- 12 a.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. -- 12 a.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. -- 5 p.m., Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 608 Front St, Mukilteo.

Learn more online.
RODRIGO VALENZUELA: PAST | PRESENT


Past | Present, Rodrigo Valenzuela’s third solo exhibition at Upfor, is comprised of two parts: in September, a selection of prior work from major series in photography, video and painting; and in October, the debut of a new body of monochromatic photographs. Valenzuela’s works often involve narratives around immigration and the working class. Rooted in contradictory traditions of documentary and fiction, his staged scenes manipulate codes of representation to affect viewers’ perception of logic and reality.
The exhibition opening is scheduled for September 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Past in September is comprised of selections from photographic series and videos created between 2013 and 2018. Diamond Box, a 2013 video work highlighting stories from Latino immigrants, is concurrently on view in The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC (through September 22). Hedonic Reversal, a series of monochromatic photographs examining the aesthetics of urban decay, debuted in Valenzuela’s first solo museum exhibition, Future Ruins, at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA (2015). The exhibition at Upfor also includes selections from Sin Héroes (2016), Mask (2018), American-type (2018) and ongoing mixed media series New Land (selections from 2017-18).

Past runs from September 5 through 28, 2019.

Present in October features a new series, not yet titled, that makes use of elements of electronic product packaging and Brutalist aesthetics. As in previous photographic series, the new works’ imagery is comprised of found and made objects staged in temporary assemblages in the artist’s studio. Valenzuela leverages the flattening effect of the camera to play with viewers’ sense of perspective and scale.

PRESENT runs from October 2 through November 2, 2019.

Learn more online.
'BREAKING THE SILENCE': Lillian Smith

Lillian Smith was one of the first white southern authors to speak out publicly against the evils of segregation. Directors Hal and Henry Jacob will be present along with Sue Ellen Lovejoy, great-niece of Ms. Smith to answer your questions after the screening. "Breaking the Silence" explores how this child of the South, Lillian E. Smith, became a formidable voice of the South -- a voice that has been muted in the decades after her death. Just as important, it shows her relevance today as we face a rising tide of intolerance and discrimination throughout the world.

Learn more online.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
Sep 7 Sat


MUKILTEO LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

The annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival returns for its 54th celebration. The three-day event along the banks of the Puget Sound will feature live music, activities for children, arts and crafts, foods vendors, a firework display and more. Free, Friday: 4 p.m. -- 12 a.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. -- 12 a.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. -- 5 p.m., Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 608 Front St, Mukilteo.

Learn more online.
Harp Duet and Percussion

The Portland 2019 Biennial will present a survey of work by Oregon based artists whose practices are rooted in a rigorous approach to socio-political commentary, presenting diverse perspectives on historical and contemporary narratives unique to the Pacific Northwest.

Interstate Avenue, On a Saturday, for Harp Duet and Percussion

A performance by Biennial artist Lou Watson and collaborators, creating a live musical score of Kenton commuter traffic along N Interstate Avenue.

Learn more online.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Science in the Park! Activities, stories, and presentations by local specialists. 

Please join us to hear stories and learn about our crawly creek friends with storytime, bug identification station, Salmon Obstacle Course, and more! 
This event will be family-friendly, hands-on water science day of fun. Macroinvertebrates and other creek wildlife will be a focus, and we will also share some information about what individuals can do in their everyday lives to protect water quality. Fun activity stations like macroinvertebrate identification will be stationed throughout the park to take part in with your friends, family, and children. Lunch fare is provided.
RSVP HERE
MLK Dream Run community celebration; local business vendor village. Live music, food, beer, and kid friendly activities. Come out, kickoff the races, and support the common goal of healthy communities and equality.
Sep 8 Sun


MUKILTEO LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

The annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival returns for its 54th celebration. The three-day event along the banks of the Puget Sound will feature live music, activities for children, arts and crafts, foods vendors, a firework display and more. Free, Friday: 4 p.m. -- 12 a.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. -- 12 a.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. -- 5 p.m., Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, 608 Front St, Mukilteo.

Learn more online.
MLK Dream Run community celebration; local business vendor village. Live music, food, beer, and kid friendly activities. Come out, kickoff the races, and support the common goal of healthy communities and equality.
Sonia Sotomayor Book Signing and Q&A


On Saturday, September 7, Multnomah County Library and Portland Community College will welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Portland to celebrate the release of her new children’s book, “Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You.”

Members of the public are invited to a free event with Sotomayor at the Gymnasium at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus Saturday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m. Free tickets are required for entrance and are available online.

Books will be available for purchase from Broadway Books at the event and for pre-sale online with tickets.

Read more about the event at The Skanner.
GFO September Half-Day Seminar

Newspapers can provide information about births, deaths, marriages, moves, business, naturalizations, court cases, and more. The GFO provides access to several newspaper subscription sites, plus additional databases. 

Join GFO's Janice Selllers for a half-day workshop for an overview of what is available and techniques to help improve your chances of finding information about your relatives. Janice is a professional genealogist who specializes in forensic, Jewish, Black, and newspaper research.
The session will be held in the GFO Library, Sunday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m. - Noon. For more detailed information, download the flyer.

Registration is $25.00 for GFO members, $30.00 for non-members. Register before Aug. 12 and save $5.00!

Learn more online.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Depaving at Plaza 122

Be a part of Portlands very first Community Investment Trust! Join us at Mercy Corps’ Plaza 122 to make way for rain gardens and naturescaping.
Everyone is welcome to this all-ages event. We’ll provide gloves and all required tools as well as snacks and drinks. Volunteer orientation and warm-up start promptly at 10, please arrive on time if possible or bring a second wind to join in later.

Please dress for the weather (bring a hat, sunglasses, raincoat, etc.). Due to the physical nature of pavement removal, CLOSED-TOED SHOES ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE and long pants are highly recommended.

Learn more online.
Sep 9 Mon
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rose City Comic Con

The 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media, Portland’s premier pop-culture event, will unite 70,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Oregon Convention Center from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture memorabilia collections; and as always, a diverse array of activities for the whole family.

Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr. powered by the Toy Association returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. University of Oregon will return to the convention this year with more large scale programming for students and faculty to interact with attendees. Department of English Professor Ben Saunders, Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor, will return for programming this year. Fans can also catch the school’s beloved Puddles The Duck on the convention floor. Beer lovers can also get a taste of the local scene at Ninkasi Brewing Company’s beer garden on site.

Friday, September 13; exhibit hall hours 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 14; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm
Sunday, September 15; exhibit hall hours 10am – 5pm

Purchase tickets online.
Sep 10 Tue
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rose City Comic Con

The 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media, Portland’s premier pop-culture event, will unite 70,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Oregon Convention Center from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture memorabilia collections; and as always, a diverse array of activities for the whole family.

Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr. powered by the Toy Association returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. University of Oregon will return to the convention this year with more large scale programming for students and faculty to interact with attendees. Department of English Professor Ben Saunders, Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor, will return for programming this year. Fans can also catch the school’s beloved Puddles The Duck on the convention floor. Beer lovers can also get a taste of the local scene at Ninkasi Brewing Company’s beer garden on site.

Friday, September 13; exhibit hall hours 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 14; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm
Sunday, September 15; exhibit hall hours 10am – 5pm

Purchase tickets online.

Emily Nagoski Presents "Burnout"

Emily Nagoski’s groundbreaking new book, Burnout (Ballantine), explains why women experience burnout differently than men – and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life. Nagoski will also present The Come as You Are Workbook (Simon & Schuster), a new, practical workbook (and companion volume to her bestselling Come as You Are) that allows you to apply her earlier book’s research and understanding of why and how women’s sexuality works to everyday life.

Learn more online.
Sep 11 Wed
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rose City Comic Con

The 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media, Portland’s premier pop-culture event, will unite 70,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Oregon Convention Center from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture memorabilia collections; and as always, a diverse array of activities for the whole family.

Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr. powered by the Toy Association returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. University of Oregon will return to the convention this year with more large scale programming for students and faculty to interact with attendees. Department of English Professor Ben Saunders, Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor, will return for programming this year. Fans can also catch the school’s beloved Puddles The Duck on the convention floor. Beer lovers can also get a taste of the local scene at Ninkasi Brewing Company’s beer garden on site.

Friday, September 13; exhibit hall hours 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 14; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm
Sunday, September 15; exhibit hall hours 10am – 5pm

Purchase tickets online.
Estate Giving Appreciation Luncheon


To recognize estate donors for their exceptional generosity. Since 1868, OHS has been on the forefront of defending and caring for animals. As the fourth oldest humane society in the US, our tradition of compassion and dedication continues today. Over the last quarter of a century, bequests from more than 600 individuals have transformed the work of OHS. Your generosity will help OHS support animal welfare for future generations. Please join us for lunch and for an opportunity to hear about OHS programs, impact and plans for the future. 

Vegetarian lunch will be served.

Tours of the Oregon Humane Society available following the program.
Opportunity to meet key staff, volunteers, dogs and cats.

Learn more online.
Sep 12 Thu
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rose City Comic Con

The 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media, Portland’s premier pop-culture event, will unite 70,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Oregon Convention Center from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture memorabilia collections; and as always, a diverse array of activities for the whole family.

Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr. powered by the Toy Association returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. University of Oregon will return to the convention this year with more large scale programming for students and faculty to interact with attendees. Department of English Professor Ben Saunders, Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor, will return for programming this year. Fans can also catch the school’s beloved Puddles The Duck on the convention floor. Beer lovers can also get a taste of the local scene at Ninkasi Brewing Company’s beer garden on site.

Friday, September 13; exhibit hall hours 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 14; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm
Sunday, September 15; exhibit hall hours 10am – 5pm

Purchase tickets online.
CAROLINE KURTZ TO READ FROM NEW MEMOIR

Caroline Kurtz joins us at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 11th, to read from her recently published memoir A Road Called Down on Both Sides: Growing Up in Ethiopia and America, published by Catalyst Press.

From the age of five, Caroline Kurtz grew up in Ethiopia, the child of Presbyterian missionaries. The family lived in the church’s most remote mission station in the mountainous regions of southwestern Ethiopia near the town of Maji. Beginning at the age of ten, Kurtz attended boarding school in Addis Ababa and then in Alexandria, Egypt. She left for college in Illinois at eighteen, totally unprepared for American culture. She eventually married a childhood sweetheart, also the child of American missionaries to Ethiopia, and returned with their family to live and work in Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan.

A Road Called Down on Both Sides explores the unique experiences of children who grow up surrounded by a culture that is different than the culture of their parents – third-culture kids, who never belong in either their parent’s culture or the culture that surrounded and nourished them as children. The memoir also explores universal themes of mother-daughter and sister relationships, examining expectations for women’s behavior that persist well into the present.

She and her sister, the American children’s author Jane Kurtz, recently launched Ready Set Go Books for early Ethiopian readers, with more than 12,000 copies distributed in that country. Now retired, widowed, and living in Oregon, Caroline returns regularly to Ethiopia, where she continues development and consulting work, particularly in the area of solar energy.

This event is free and open to the public. Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway. For further information please contact Sally McPherson or Kim Bissell at (503) 284-1726 or events@broadwaybooks.net. You may also visit our website: www.broadwaybooks.net.

Learn more online.
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
SEA Professional Job Fair

Hire Live is hosting a free professional career fair at Embassy Suites Hotel Bellevue on Thursday, September 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Job Opportunities include Inside sales reps, outside sales reps, account executives, retail managers, account managers, insurance sales, customer service, technical sales, sales managers, pharmaceutical sales, telesales, sales trainer, merchandiser, mortgage brokers, financial planner, route sales, retail sales, retail management, human resources and more. Interested attendees should bring 10 to 15 resumes and dress in business professional attire.

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Sep 13 Fri
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rose City Comic Con

The 8th annual Rose City Comic Con by LeftField Media, Portland’s premier pop-culture event, will unite 70,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Oregon Convention Center from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture memorabilia collections; and as always, a diverse array of activities for the whole family.

Family-friendly pavilion Rose City Jr. powered by the Toy Association returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. University of Oregon will return to the convention this year with more large scale programming for students and faculty to interact with attendees. Department of English Professor Ben Saunders, Director, Comics and Cartoon Studies Minor, will return for programming this year. Fans can also catch the school’s beloved Puddles The Duck on the convention floor. Beer lovers can also get a taste of the local scene at Ninkasi Brewing Company’s beer garden on site.

Friday, September 13; exhibit hall hours 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, September 14; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm
Sunday, September 15; exhibit hall hours 10am – 5pm

Purchase tickets online.
You’re invited! We’re hosting a celebration of the 2019 Legislative session, our Housing Opportunity victories, and to thank our Housing Champions!

What: Come join the celebration! We will be taking a look back at everything that was accomplished during the 2019 Legislative session, and we’ll be saying a special thank you to our Legislators who went above and beyond as housing champions in 2019.

Who: Everyone is invited! Are you a resident of affordable housing? Come to the party! Do you work for an affordable housing provider? Come to the party! Did you come to Housing Opportunity Day? Come to the party! Are you a member of the Housing Alliance? Come to the party! Do you care about making sure everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home? Come to the party!

Why? We want to celebrate! The Oregon Legislature took huge steps forward to help create housing opportunity for more Oregonians. We will take a minute to say thank you to our champions, to celebrate, and to enjoy! We will also use this opportunity to raise a few dollars through an awesome raffle, beer and wine sales, plus donations all to support residents of affordable housing and people directly impacted by this housing crisis to come to Salem to meet with decision makers.

More details. It’s free to get in! Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for free. Did we mention an awesome raffle? Come celebrate!

Register here!
Navigating the workplace: An intimate evening with Chief Danielle Outlaw, Deputy Chief Jamal Fox, Chief Sara Boone and Chief Serilda.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT 


Do you want to network with black professionals in the Portland metro area? Do you want to learn more about the inner workings of the city, from the inside? Are you looking for a fun community event with free food and beverages? This event is for you.

For our fourth installment of Simple X Mixer, our guests, Chief Danielle Outlaw, Chief Sara Boone, Deputy Chief Jamal Fox, and Chief Serlida Summers-McGee will share their personal and professional experience on navigating the workplace. These individuals have made incredible strides in their careers and have unique origin stories. Enjoy a night with city leaders and network with other business professionals and entrepreneurs.
LIZ PRATO IN CONVERSATION WITH JACQUELINE KEELER


We welcome Liz Prato, author of Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on Hawaiʻi, in conversation with Jacqueline Keeler at 7 pm on Thursday, September 12th.

Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege, published by Overcup Press, explores what it means to be a white tourist in a seeming paradise that has been formed – and largely destroyed – by white outsiders. Hawaiian history, pop culture, and contemporary affairs are woven with personal narrative in fifteen essays that examine how the touristic ideal of Hawai’i came to be. In the book, Prato examines her multi-layered relationship with Hawai’i and her soul connection with this group of islands. Author Lidia Yuknavitch describes the book as “a love letter to the land and people of Hawai’i.”
Prato will read from her book (accompanied by an all-new-to-Portland AV presentation), and then talk with Keeler about colonialism and Native lands.

Liz Prato is the author of the short story collection Baby’s on Fire (Press 53). Her work has appeared in more than two dozen literary journals, including The Rumpus, Baltimore Review, and Salon. She is editor-at-large for Forest Avenue Press and teaches in Portland and at literary festivals across the country.

Jacqueline Keeler is a Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer who founded Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry. She is the editor of The Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears, has contributed to many publications including The Nation and Yes! Magazine and has been interviewed on MSNBC and Democracy Now! Her newest book, Standing Rock to the Bundy Standoff: Occupation, Native Sovereignty, and the Fight for Sacred Landscapes, is forthcoming in 2020.
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This event is free and open to the public. Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway. For further information please contact Sally McPherson or Kim Bissell at (503) 284-1726 or events@broadwaybooks.net. You may also visit our website: www.broadwaybooks.net.

Learn more online.
Talk on navigating past racial barriers and listening without judgment

Portland, OR – Take P.A.R.T. (Portland Anti-Racism Team) is sponsoring a free talk on listening to opposing beliefs without striking back on Thursday, September 12.

The polarization of beliefs around racism in America is growing wider and deeper by the day. The constant flow of one-sided messages adds fuel to the fire, whatever our beliefs may be. We are continually told that those who don’t believe as we do are obviously ignorant or crazy. How can we begin to build a bridge over this enormous divide, when we can’t even face each other without verbal or physical abuse? We don’t have to accept a person’s viewpoint, but we can initiate conversations to learn more about each other and build respectful relationships.

The TED talk, “What do you do when someone just doesn’t like you?” by Daryl Davis, is about a black musician who met a Ku Klux Klan leader and started listening, without judgment, to what he had to say. There will be time for discussion following the talk.

This event is sponsored by Take PART as part of a monthly series that explores the many ways people are bombarded with racist messages, how to recognize and delete these messages, and to consciously build equitable communities.

For more information on Take PART, go to: takepartpdx.org.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
Sep 14 Sat
2019 Community Resource Fair

On September 19, Energy Trust of Oregon, the Portland Housing Bureau and the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) will host a FREE Community Resource Fair in Portland for current and prospective homeowners. Attendees can learn about how to repair and weatherize homes with the Community Energy Project, save money through energy-efficient upgrades and find affordable pathways to homeownership.

Renters and homeowners can learn about available Energy Trust incentives to make energy efficiency more affordable and discover Portland Housing Bureau programs to help make health, safety and accessibility updates.

The fair will also provide resources for Residential and Commercial contractors to discover apprenticeship and job training opportunities in the trades and learn about the benefits of joining NAMC and the Energy Trust’s Trade Ally Network.

The event is free with complimentary food, refreshments and giveaways.

Learn more online.
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Community Resource Fair


The Community Resource Fair is an opportunity for current and prospective homeowners to learn about programs and resources available to help them repair and weatherize their homes, save money, and find affordable pathways to homeownership. Minority contractors will learn about contracting opportunities through the Portland Housing Bureau and more. Hosted by Energy Trust of Oregon and the National Association of Minority Contractors - Oregon Chapter, in collaboration with the Portland Housing Bureau.

TENTATIVE AGENDA
9 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.: Breakfast
9:20 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.: Introductions and welcome
9:50 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Informational sessions and workshops

Register online.
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Soul Food Family Gathering

On Sept. 14, Oregon Metro is partnering with Sista Sistah to host the Soul Food Family Gathering at Blue Lake Regional Park 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free, family friendly event provides a total health and wellness experience in nature, with healthy cooking/eating demonstrations, mindful meditation, community-based exhibitors, crystal healing and more.

"Bring the whole family to a total health and wellness experience in nature. Enjoy healthy cooking/eating demonstrations, mindful meditation, community-based exhibitors,  crystal healing and more. All services and activities provided will be focused on the total health and wellness of community members," reads a release from Oregon Metro.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Family Bird Walks

Learn a new outdoor skill with your loved ones on these guided walks with an experienced birder. Each walk covers a new topic and includes activities to strengthen your birding skills. The Arboretum provides loan binoculars and field guides, or participants are welcome to bring their own. What better way to have family time than learning in nature together?

Each program will meet at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center and include a short walk on soft surface trails (up to 0.5 miles). Family Bird Walks are geared toward students ages 5 – 12 years old accompanied by an adult. Family Bird Walks are scheduled every second Saturday from April through October.

Group size is limited to 15 participants; registration is required. Recommended for adults and youth ages 5-12 years old. $7/attendee. 

Learn more online.
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Interested in Bridge?
Did you know that playing bridge can enhance your memory and ward off dementia…besides just being fun!? Free 10 minute intro to bridge for beginners available anytime on Saturday, September 14 from 10-5 on the east end of the second floor of the Lloyd Center (near the Rose Show). Also, free drop-in tables for those who already know how to play. There will be a table outside the space with information and coupons to the two Portland Bridge Clubs for either first play free or a discount to classes. For more information please email acblUnit487@gmail.com or visit unit487.acbld20.org/ under Special Events.
Please join the Portland Peace Team for a three-hour Portland Peace Team Fundamentals of Nonviolent Peacekeeping training.
We want to encourage any organization committed to nonviolence that ever does public events to send at least one or two people to this special training so that we can assist you in potentially forming your own organizational nonviolent security team.
For anyone who has done our Fundamentals training we will host a Train the Trainers training in November. This will help you and whatever group you work with to begin to build your own peace team. Never have we needed peace teams as much as right now.
For further information: adam@peaceprofessionals.com or jenniferstenorio@gmail.com or pcwtom@gmail.com
The Portland Peace Team is committed to nonviolence and to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Oregon Assembly For Black Affairs

The Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs will host its 3rd Quarter Membership / Public Meeting 10:30 am to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Irvington Covenant Church, 4026 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Off-street parking is available.

OABA is a nonpartisan and a nonprofit organization that for more than 40 years has been working to lessen the disconnect among Black Oregonians. The goal is to improve the lives and access to resources of Black people living throughout the State of Oregon with the philosophy: “What benefits Black Oregonian, benefits ALL Oregonians.”

All Oregonians are welcome to work with OABA. Membership is open to all who choose to improve the livability of Oregon.

Individuals and organization will have an opportunity to share projects and literature that explains the work that they are doing on behalf of Black Oregonians. All are encouraged to RSVP so that space will be available. Walk-ins are also okay. Contact: Layla, blueskiesanrainbows@gmail.com or 503 449-5098 call or text.

Attendees can access the meeting space from 10-10:30 pm to place materials on the tables. 

Learn more online.
What do pirates and groundwater have in common? Buried treasure! This important underground drinking water resource is celebrated every year at a family festival called Aquifer Adventure.

Co-sponsored by the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Aquifer Adventure will be held on Saturday, September 14th, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be hands-on activities for all ages including a treasure hunt, face painting, and the chance to build aquifers out of ice cream and cookies! Participants can also enjoy the wooded trail along the Columbia Slough before joining a canoeing tour of the Slough. There will even be free children’s t-shirts available while supplies last.

This annual event focuses on groundwater protection and water conservation, including tips and tools for use at home. Groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field serves as a secondary drinking water supply for Portland and the metro region. This important resource also makes Portland’s water system resilient in the face of drought and climate uncertainty, helping to keep Portland’s gardens growing and businesses bustling through our long, dry summer seasons.

Aquifer Adventure is held each year at the Portland Water Bureau canoe launch at NE 166th and Airport Way in Portland. All activities at the event are free with the exception of food items for purchase. Pirate dress, pirate lingo, and pirate swagger are highly encouraged.
 
Cost: Free! No registration is required.
Location: Adjacent to the Portland Water Bureau Groundwater Pump Station - NE 166th at Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230 (follow signs for parking)
Additional Information: Available at www.columbiaslough.org.

Please contact the Water Bureau for translation or interpretation, or for accommodations for people with disabilities.
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Sep 15 Sun
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Soul Food Family Gathering

On Sept. 14, Oregon Metro is partnering with Sista Sistah to host the Soul Food Family Gathering at Blue Lake Regional Park 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free, family friendly event provides a total health and wellness experience in nature, with healthy cooking/eating demonstrations, mindful meditation, community-based exhibitors, crystal healing and more.

"Bring the whole family to a total health and wellness experience in nature. Enjoy healthy cooking/eating demonstrations, mindful meditation, community-based exhibitors,  crystal healing and more. All services and activities provided will be focused on the total health and wellness of community members," reads a release from Oregon Metro.
12:30 AM - 4:30 AM
2019 SOUL OF THE CITY GALA

Self-Enhancement, Inc. is excited to announce that our annual gala, Soul of the City, will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019!

Soul of the City is a night like no other. During the event, guests will have an opportunity to learn about the incredible impact SEI has made throughout the community with your support.

The night will include a cocktail hour, silent and live auction, student experience tour, special dinner, live entertainment, and an after-party.

Learn more online.
Music from Latin America / Música de Latinoamérica

Disfruta la música del folclórica latinoamericana interpretada por Grupo Cóndor, con influencia española, africana y nativo-americana. Aprende el origen de los instrumentos de los Andes, tales como las zampoñas, el bombo y el charango, y su contribución cultural a esta música encantadora y llena de energía.

Enjoy the Latin American folk music performed by Grupo Condor, featuring Spanish, African and Native American influences. Learn about the instruments from Andes,such as the pan flutes, the armadillo shell string instrument, the bombo (bass drum) and the importance of each culture's contribution to this enchanting music and full of energy.

Learn more online.
Friends of Music Jazz Festival Fundraiser


NORTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY FRIENDS OF MUSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL 


Friends of Music Annual Jazz Festival is a fundraising event for our music scholarship program. This year’s festival will be held at Villa Catalana Cellars Estate, 11900 S. Criteser Rd., Oregon City, OR. September 15th, 12pm-6pm. Tickets are available now at: Brown Paper Tickets

Our annual outdoor jazz festival is a fundraising event to raise funds for our scholarship program. This year it will be held at the beautiful Villa Catalana Cellars Estate. The location has been used to film several major cable series and is a unique site to hold our event.

Learn more online.
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Bossa PDX

Bossa PDX is Portland's classic bossa nova and Brazilian jazz band. Join the trio for an exploration of some of Brazil's catchiest tunes from the 1960s. Hear the works of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Donato, Roberto Menescal and others.

Learn more online.
Sep 16 Mon
Friends of Music Jazz Festival Fundraiser


NORTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY FRIENDS OF MUSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL 


Friends of Music Annual Jazz Festival is a fundraising event for our music scholarship program. This year’s festival will be held at Villa Catalana Cellars Estate, 11900 S. Criteser Rd., Oregon City, OR. September 15th, 12pm-6pm. Tickets are available now at: Brown Paper Tickets

Our annual outdoor jazz festival is a fundraising event to raise funds for our scholarship program. This year it will be held at the beautiful Villa Catalana Cellars Estate. The location has been used to film several major cable series and is a unique site to hold our event.

Learn more online.
Sep 17 Tue
A People's Guide to Publishing

Drawing on 23 years of experience operating an independent publishing company, Joe Biel has written the most accessible and comprehensive guide to running a successful publishing business. Featuring interviews with other upstart independent publishers and funny anecdotes from publishing's long history as well as detailed charts and visuals, this book is intended both beginners looking for a realistic overview of the publishing or self-publishing process and for experienced publishers seeking a deeper understanding of accounting principles, ways to bring their books to new audiences, and how to advance their mission in a changing industry. All readers will come away with the confidence to move forward wisely and a strong sense of why publishing matters today more than ever.

Learn more online.
Clinton Street Resistance presents SIXTEEN CANDLES

Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater, enjoy a film on the big screen (the way it should be seen!), make friends, have a few laughs, scream, cry and raise money for a good cause.

Tonight our nonprofit partner is Schoolhouse Supplies.

Since opening doors in 1999, the Schoolhouse Supplies mission remains the same: to support public education in the Portland area by providing free school supplies to students in need. Every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education regardless of their family’s income or racial/ethnic identity.

About The Film

On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Even worse, some total dork (Anthony Michael Hall) keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake (Michael Schoeffling).

Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by outre relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

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Sep 18 Wed
50% of all Courtyard restaurant sales will be donated to Community Transitional School.

POETS KATE GRAY AND ARMIN TOLENTINO TO READ

We welcome poets Kate Gray and Armin Tolentino reading from their newest collections: For Every Girl (Widow and Orphan House) and We Meant to Bring it Home Alive (Alternating Current Press), respectively, at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 17th.

For Every Girl is a love song to and celebration of the girl, the queer, the survivor in all of us. In these poems we find not only testimony to the resiliency of girls but an invitation to delight in the pure pleasure of their joy. The book features new and selected poems and includes a conversation between Gray and Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita Paulann Petersen. Frances Payne Adler, poet and founder of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at CSU-Monterey Bay, says “I am in awe of these poems of praise and compassion, and their fierce and tender feminist wisdom.”

We Meant to Bring it Home Alive moves from astronauts drifting lost through space to whalers hauling dragon weight through dark waters to fossil hunters of the nineteenth-century Bone Wars. The voices in this collection all seek one uniting thing: connection. Exploring distance, forgiveness, disconnection, and regret, the speakers – regardless of their fantastical or absurd situations – are simply people severed from their loved ones, their gods, their faith, or what they once believed was true about the world.

Kate Gray’s first full-length book of poems, Another Sunset We Survive, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of two chapbooks: Bone-Knowing, winner of the Gertrude Press Poetry Prize, and Where She Goes, winner of the Blue Light Chapbook Prize. Her first novel, Carry the Sky (Forest Avenue Press), stares at bullying without blinking. She’s been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook, Norcroft, and Soapstone, as well as a fellowship from Literary Arts. She recently retired from teaching full-time at Clackamas Community college and lives in a purple house in Portland with her partner and one impetuous dog.

Armin Tolentino grew up in New Jersey and received his MFA at Rutgers University. His poetry has appeared in Hyphen Magazine, Arsenic Lobster, The Raven Chronicles, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of a fellowship from Literary Arts and is an avid (albeit usually unsuccessful) fisherman. Tolentino lives in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife and her three chinchillas.

This event is free and open to the public. Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway. For further information please contact Sally McPherson or Kim Bissell at (503) 284-1726 or events@broadwaybooks.net. You may also visit our website: www.broadwaybooks.net.

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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lisa McCullough leads a discussion on various DNA related subjects, with each meeting focused on a particular subject. General questions are welcome at the end of each planned discussion. Questions? dna_lm@gfo.org
Sep 19 Thu
Free.

Knock off work a little early to catch this interesting pop-up exhibit before it closes! Join us for a spur of the moment happy hour reception on Wednesday, September 18 for wine, beer, and snacks.

Unreinforced Masonry (URM) buildings present a challenge for earthquake-prone communities. There are over 1,650 URM buildings in Portland and millions around the world. These structures are important historic, architectural, cultural, and economic landmarks, but their vulnerability to earthquakes imperils these buildings and the people in them. For a short time only, the AHC presents this exhibit from a recent URM Seismic Resilience Symposium held in Portland. The series of panels showcase award-winning seismic upgrades to historic structures in Portland and elsewhere.
12:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Tree Selection Workshop

Planting a new tree is exciting and inspiring, but its necessary to pick the right tree for you!

So you want to plant a tree? Now what?

Urban Forestry staff is here to help guide you through the steps you need to take to select where to plant the tree, what tree to plant, and resources for where to get your tree from!

This workshop will be held at the East Portland Community Center (740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216) from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Learn more online.
Every other Thursday at 9:00 AM at the North Policing Center on NE MLK & NE Emerson by the Boys & Girls Club, the Inter-Faith Peace & Action Collaborative meets in the Assistant Chief Kevin Modica Community Room and all people of faith, community, and law enforcement are welcome.

We meet for two hours discussing and coming to understanding around training, community police interactions, mass demonstrations, and ways to build better police/community relations.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Sep 20 Fri
Oregon Independent Film Festival

The 8th Annual Oregon Independent Film Festival© returns to showcase the best in independent cinema to our magnificent state of Oregon.

Dedicated to discovering the greatest new filmmakers, the Oregon Independent Film Festival searches the globe to find the most innovative and engaging movies of the year, to screen the best new work, alongside hollywood premieres, together in the legendary cinema houses of the pacific northwest, as part of our mission to promote the majestic state of Oregon as a global film tourism destination. The Oregon Independent Film Festival features over 70 films from 11 countries, screened over two weeks in independent cinemas across the great state of Oregon, USA.

Show Schedule

Friday, Sep 20: 7:00pm
Saturday, Sep 21: 12:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, Sep 22: 12:00pm, 7:00pm

Learn more online.
Doctors Without Borders will host aid worker Karen Stewart in a discussion of the challenges of bringing life-saving medical care to the most dangerous and remote areas of the globe.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 10:00 am - EcoFaith’s Pre-Gathering in partnership with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. We will spiritually ground ourselves and cultivate hope by raising our voices and instruments. We will gather across the street from City Hall near the circular speaking area at Terry Schrunk Plaza. (Look for the EcoFaith Recovery Banner.)

  • •10:30 am - Climate Strike at Portland City Hall. Using EcoFaith’s Practices for Awakening Leadership, we will follow the lead of the world's children, ground ourselves in spiritual and relational power, and ACT TOGETHER as people of faith and goodwill.  

What to bring? 
  • Yourself and a contingent from your faith community and/or any other community
  • Wear something that identifies your community or your faith or both
  • Instruments! Which section of the EcoFaith "symphonic choir" will your team or community cover?! For example, will your team bring shakers or bells or sticks or bucket drums or flutes or triangles or scrapers or vocals or clapping hands or dance? Choose one and EMAIL Jennilee at Office@EcoFaithRecovery.org with the particular kind of instrument your faith community will bring so we can highlight your contribution to the symphonic choir on the EcoFaith Recovery Facebook page and website.
Sep 21 Sat
Oregon Independent Film Festival

The 8th Annual Oregon Independent Film Festival© returns to showcase the best in independent cinema to our magnificent state of Oregon.

Dedicated to discovering the greatest new filmmakers, the Oregon Independent Film Festival searches the globe to find the most innovative and engaging movies of the year, to screen the best new work, alongside hollywood premieres, together in the legendary cinema houses of the pacific northwest, as part of our mission to promote the majestic state of Oregon as a global film tourism destination. The Oregon Independent Film Festival features over 70 films from 11 countries, screened over two weeks in independent cinemas across the great state of Oregon, USA.

Show Schedule

Friday, Sep 20: 7:00pm
Saturday, Sep 21: 12:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, Sep 22: 12:00pm, 7:00pm

Learn more online.
Seattle Children’s Festival 

Seattle Children’s Festival is a full weekend for the whole family to play, dance, sing, learn, and try something new! All are invited to this intergenerational celebration of the dynamic arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive here in the greater Pacific Northwest community with five stages of lively performances, three ‘Discovery Zones’ packed with hands-on activities, interactive dance workshops, multicultural arts and crafts, and more!

Learn more online.
3:00 AM - 6:00 AM
She Rhyme Launch Party

Celebrate the launch of She Rhyme, a business created to support and preserve the voice of women in hip-hop. There will be music, performances, food, fun, and special guests as we pay homage to the accomplishments of the many women who have found success in the hip-hop genre of American popular culture. The event will be held September 20, 2019 8pm-11pm at the Russellville Grange Hall located at 12105 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97220. This is a public event. Admission is $10, $5 with high school student ID, and free for children 12 & under. Tickets 

Purchase tickets, learn more here.
Free Beginning Ballet Series

The Free Pre-Ballet Series introduces young dancers, ages 6-9, to the fundamentals of ballet. These free classes help children decide if ballet is right for them. We welcome all new dancers in this commitment-free, three-class series, with the goal of giving students the basic foundations and an appreciation of dance. Sign up and find out why TPB is Portland’s premier academy for nurturing, student-centered ballet training.

The final class acts as a placement assessment for the Curriculum Ballet program. Students must attend the full series (all three classes) but are not required to pay an audition fee. Register early, as class size is limited. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled.

Schedule
Saturdays, September 14, 21 & 28, 2019
11:15am – 12:15pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Dress Code: Female dancers should wear pink tights, pink ballet shoes and a leotard of any color. They should not wear skirts or tutus. Male dancers should wear black tights, a white t-shirt and black ballet shoes. 

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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Celebrate the return of fall with a family festival of performances by local music groups and dance troupes. Throughout the afternoon, experience five vibrant performances by Haldeman’s OOM-pah Boys (12pm), Kalabharathi School of Dance (1pm), Bravo Youth Orchestras (1:45pm), East Dream Chinese Dance Group (2:15pm), and Atlachinollincan Aztec Dance (3:15pm). Enjoy free admission to our museum exhibits, and make a harvest-inspired craft to take home! Free admission.
Sep 22 Sun
Oregon Independent Film Festival

The 8th Annual Oregon Independent Film Festival© returns to showcase the best in independent cinema to our magnificent state of Oregon.

Dedicated to discovering the greatest new filmmakers, the Oregon Independent Film Festival searches the globe to find the most innovative and engaging movies of the year, to screen the best new work, alongside hollywood premieres, together in the legendary cinema houses of the pacific northwest, as part of our mission to promote the majestic state of Oregon as a global film tourism destination. The Oregon Independent Film Festival features over 70 films from 11 countries, screened over two weeks in independent cinemas across the great state of Oregon, USA.

Show Schedule

Friday, Sep 20: 7:00pm
Saturday, Sep 21: 12:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, Sep 22: 12:00pm, 7:00pm

Learn more online.
Seattle Children’s Festival 

Seattle Children’s Festival is a full weekend for the whole family to play, dance, sing, learn, and try something new! All are invited to this intergenerational celebration of the dynamic arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive here in the greater Pacific Northwest community with five stages of lively performances, three ‘Discovery Zones’ packed with hands-on activities, interactive dance workshops, multicultural arts and crafts, and more!

Learn more online.
Join the UNCF Portland Leadership Council for an evening of excellence celebrating our youth. Evening activities include silent auction, cocktails, raffle and program. Keynote speaker will be Chief Danielle Outlaw, Portland Police Bureau. Music and Entertainment featuring Alonzo Chadwick and gifted soloist 8- year old Michaela Dean and DJ Michael Morris. The evening emcee is Mr. Christopher Franklin.

The occasion is to celebrate UNCF Portland Portfolio Project Students. There are four sites in the Pacific NW located in Seattle,Tacoma, Marysville,WA and Portland, OR. The UNCF Portfolio Project is a unique college preparatory program that provides high school junior and seniors with the tools to get to college and be successful. Some of the program elements are mentoring, tutoring, workshops, SAT/ACT Prep, UNCF College Fair, college admission and financial aid process, financial literacy, goal setting, incentives and scholarship opportunities. The program is hosted weekly on Saturdays through partnership with Portland Community College Cascade Campus.

Selected participating students receive scholarhips directly from the generosity of our funding partners. Scholarships are given annually to the Pacific NW students wanting to attend HBCU’s and colleges/universities in the Pacific NW and across the U.S.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cedar Mill Cider Festival

The free neighborhood event, sponsored by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, will feature fresh cider created on antique presses by members of Boy Scout Troop 208. Cider samples are free. Lunch will be available for purchase.

There will be a Country Store tent filled with a variety of items from local vendors. The History Tent will present information about the JQAY House and restoration efforts. A portion of proceeds from the Country Store sales will go to the restoration fund.

THPRD’s Rec Mobile will provide games and activities for kids.

Free parking will be available at Cedar Mill Bible Church (12208 NW Cornell Road) after 1 pm. The grounds are unpaved but wheelchair-accessible. Commuters can access the festival from TriMet lines #62 and #48.

See how the pioneers made cider with antique, hand-cranked presses, and sample the results. Listen to the folk, bluegrass and old-time music of Lauren Sheehan and her String Bans, and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Find out more about Cedar Mill history and the plans for the Cedar Mill Historical Society and the historic JQA Young House. Browse craft booths and learn about local organizations from our Community Partners.

Learn more online.
This is an age 21 and over event. Join us on National Renters’ Day of Action, as we celebrate recent victories for working class tenants, and the beginning of the next phase in the fight for renters’ rights in Portland and beyond! 

This celebration will have outdoor games, cake, a raffle with a plethora of awesome prizes that working class renters will love, puppets, and tunes by DJ Tutti Frutti. Culmination Brewing is donating a keg, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Portland Tenants United! Please be advised this venue is 21 and over, is wheelchair accessible, and is served by the 72 and 8 Trimet buses.  


Why? Over the past two years we have seen meaningful progress in the struggle for housing justice, from the unseating of Landlord–Senator Rod Monroe, to the passage of an historic statewide anti-price gouging bill, Portland’s FAIR rental housing act, and a relocation policy that has been copied nationally. In addition to our regular organizing work, we are focusing on advocating for a robust Rental Services Office in the Portland Housing Bureau where tenants can receive support, resources, and justice that will serve as a model for other cities in Oregon.  
In 1947, IBM CEO and Chairman Thomas J. Watson set out to find the best and brightest minds for his company. His search led him to find young accounting student John Stanley Ford, whom he hired to become IBM’s first black software engineer. But not all of the company’s white employees were willing to accept a black colleague, and many did everything in their power to humiliate, subvert, and undermine Ford. His son Clyde W. Ford—who followed in his footsteps to IBM two decades later—joins us at Town Hall with musings of his father’s journey in a thought-provoking memoir Think Black.
Clyde presents a portrait of institutional racism at IBM then and now, offering accounts interwoven of his own experiences interwoven with stories of his father’s tenacity, dignity, and professionalism. With heartbreaking honesty, Clyde relates how his father’s career came at great emotional cost to himself and his family—how he was overlooked for deserved promotions, and how his hiring was meant to distract from IBM’s dubious business practices including its involvement in the Holocaust, eugenics, and apartheid. Listen in for Clyde’s unflinching account of one family’s struggle against discrimination in the world of tech, and the subtle yet daring ways Clyde’s father had fought back.
Clyde W. Ford is the author of thirteen works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as a psychotherapist and accomplished mythologist. He has participated in hundreds of media interviews and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, New Dimensions Radio, and National Public Radio. Ford is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award in African American Fiction. https://townhallseattle.org/event/clyde-w-ford/
Sep 23 Mon
This is an age 21 and over event. Join us on National Renters’ Day of Action, as we celebrate recent victories for working class tenants, and the beginning of the next phase in the fight for renters’ rights in Portland and beyond! 

This celebration will have outdoor games, cake, a raffle with a plethora of awesome prizes that working class renters will love, puppets, and tunes by DJ Tutti Frutti. Culmination Brewing is donating a keg, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Portland Tenants United! Please be advised this venue is 21 and over, is wheelchair accessible, and is served by the 72 and 8 Trimet buses.  


Why? Over the past two years we have seen meaningful progress in the struggle for housing justice, from the unseating of Landlord–Senator Rod Monroe, to the passage of an historic statewide anti-price gouging bill, Portland’s FAIR rental housing act, and a relocation policy that has been copied nationally. In addition to our regular organizing work, we are focusing on advocating for a robust Rental Services Office in the Portland Housing Bureau where tenants can receive support, resources, and justice that will serve as a model for other cities in Oregon.  
In 1947, IBM CEO and Chairman Thomas J. Watson set out to find the best and brightest minds for his company. His search led him to find young accounting student John Stanley Ford, whom he hired to become IBM’s first black software engineer. But not all of the company’s white employees were willing to accept a black colleague, and many did everything in their power to humiliate, subvert, and undermine Ford. His son Clyde W. Ford—who followed in his footsteps to IBM two decades later—joins us at Town Hall with musings of his father’s journey in a thought-provoking memoir Think Black.
Clyde presents a portrait of institutional racism at IBM then and now, offering accounts interwoven of his own experiences interwoven with stories of his father’s tenacity, dignity, and professionalism. With heartbreaking honesty, Clyde relates how his father’s career came at great emotional cost to himself and his family—how he was overlooked for deserved promotions, and how his hiring was meant to distract from IBM’s dubious business practices including its involvement in the Holocaust, eugenics, and apartheid. Listen in for Clyde’s unflinching account of one family’s struggle against discrimination in the world of tech, and the subtle yet daring ways Clyde’s father had fought back.
Clyde W. Ford is the author of thirteen works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as a psychotherapist and accomplished mythologist. He has participated in hundreds of media interviews and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, New Dimensions Radio, and National Public Radio. Ford is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award in African American Fiction. https://townhallseattle.org/event/clyde-w-ford/
Vietnamese Knitting Club /Hội Đan Len 

Come join the fun as we learn how to knit and crochet together. All ages and experience levels welcome. Please bring your own supplies.

Mời quý vị đến cùng vui trong lúc học hỏi cách thức đan và móc len. Chúng tôi hoan nghênh mọi lứa tuổi và trình độ. Xin quý vị mang theo vật liệu.

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Sep 24 Tue
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Blogging with WordPress

Blogging is a fun way to share information, ideas, projects, inspirations with people and can also be used for starting an online business.

By the end of this class session, you will:

 Have your own WordPress blog account
 Have posted your first blog entry
 Understand basic copyright rules
 Know where to go for help
Students must have an email account in order to create a WordPress account - if you don't have one, please ask a library staff member if you would like assistance getting a free email account.

Students must also feel comfortable using a mouse and keyboard and have basic experience using a computer and the Internet.

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Sep 25 Wed
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Adult Literacy Tutoring

Drop in to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Prepare for the GED: math, language arts, science and social studies. Learn to read: help for adults who have difficulties with reading.

Learn English: reading, writing, speaking and listening
Life skills: reading, writing and math for daily life
For more information, call 503.577.9984.

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10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Open Lab for Teens

What will you create? Bring your ideas, inventions, and projects to share or to get help on. Work on creating a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent wacky crafts, laser cut a photograph on wood, work on robotics projects, and more. For teens, grades 6th-12 only.
Rockwood Makerspace programming is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

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10:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Chess at Hillsdale Library

Come and play chess at the library! Play a game independently or get tips from an experienced tutor. Players of all levels and ages welcome. Chess sets are provided.

All abilities are welcome. For disability accommodations, call 503.988.5123 or email help@multcolib.org 2-3 days before a program.

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Sep 26 Thu
10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Open Lab for Teens

What will you create? Bring your ideas, inventions, and projects to share or to get help on. Work on creating a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent wacky crafts, laser cut a photograph on wood, work on robotics projects, and more. For teens, grades 6th-12 only.
Rockwood Makerspace programming is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

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10:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Chess at Hillsdale Library

Come and play chess at the library! Play a game independently or get tips from an experienced tutor. Players of all levels and ages welcome. Chess sets are provided.

All abilities are welcome. For disability accommodations, call 503.988.5123 or email help@multcolib.org 2-3 days before a program.

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8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Sep 27 Fri
Spend three full days camping and building community through outdoor fun, talks, workshops, music (including a silent disco) and so much more. This festival welcomes people of color and their allies for an event that feels like a family reunion, summer camp and relaxing retreat, all rolled into one. No matter what level of outdoor engagement you do, you’re welcome here. Purchase tickets: www.refugeoutdoorfestival.com This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/dGhlc2thbm5lcm5ld3NAZ21haWwuY29t.3u48df10a32nvp2g6biitsru3o?hs=121

Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next

Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It’s cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what’s the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don’t we have something better? In Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next (Melville House), Timothy Faust explains what single payer is, why we don’t yet have it, and how it can be won.

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
Sep 28 Sat
Spend three full days camping and building community through outdoor fun, talks, workshops, music (including a silent disco) and so much more. This festival welcomes people of color and their allies for an event that feels like a family reunion, summer camp and relaxing retreat, all rolled into one. No matter what level of outdoor engagement you do, you’re welcome here. Purchase tickets: www.refugeoutdoorfestival.com This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/dGhlc2thbm5lcm5ld3NAZ21haWwuY29t.3u48df10a32nvp2g6biitsru3o?hs=121
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 16 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to Walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Do I need to register my children for Walk?
Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Learn more online. Register online here.
Marquam Nature Park Volunteer Event


Join PP&R, the Friends of Marquam Nature Park, Hands On Portland and the West Willamette Restoration Partnership in removing English ivy and other invasive species from the park. Trail maintenance and plantings are done on a seasonal basis. Gloves and tools are supplied or you may bring your own. Please bring a water bottle if you have one, and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Work parties occur the last Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM-noon. 

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Free Beginning Ballet Series

The Free Pre-Ballet Series introduces young dancers, ages 6-9, to the fundamentals of ballet. These free classes help children decide if ballet is right for them. We welcome all new dancers in this commitment-free, three-class series, with the goal of giving students the basic foundations and an appreciation of dance. Sign up and find out why TPB is Portland’s premier academy for nurturing, student-centered ballet training.

The final class acts as a placement assessment for the Curriculum Ballet program. Students must attend the full series (all three classes) but are not required to pay an audition fee. Register early, as class size is limited. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled.

Schedule
Saturdays, September 14, 21 & 28, 2019
11:15am – 12:15pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Dress Code: Female dancers should wear pink tights, pink ballet shoes and a leotard of any color. They should not wear skirts or tutus. Male dancers should wear black tights, a white t-shirt and black ballet shoes.

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Seattle Children’s Book Festival

The Seattle Children’s Book Festival is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to promote children’s literacy in the greater Seattle area by connecting young readers with award-winning authors and books.

The Seattle Children’s Book Festival is putting on a FREE festival for the public featuring award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators from all over the United States. You’ll have the opportunity to meet your favorite authors and illustrators, purchase signed copies of their books (book sales courtesy of local bookstores Phinney Books and Madison Books), participate in hands-on literacy activities and crafts, and hear several of our authors/illustrators present throughout the day. Please note that this event will be held both outdoors and indoors and is a rain-or-shine event!

After the festival event, the Seattle Children’s Book Festival will be getting outstanding new books into the Seattle Public Schools that need them the most. During the festival you’ll have a chance to purchase copies of any festival author/illustrators books for direct donation to Seattle Public Schools at a reduced price. In addition, after the event, Madison and Phinney Books will be giving 20% of autographed book sales to our organization. The directly donated books will go towards outfitting classroom libraries and the 20% of signed book sales proceeds (after recovering any outstanding festival expensese) will go towards putting on FREE book fairs at the Seattle Public Schools that serve the highest poverty populations. Access to new, relevant, award-winning books should be a right, not a privilege. 


Free, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Greenwood Elementary School campus located at 144 NW 80 Street.

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Sep 29 Sun
Spend three full days camping and building community through outdoor fun, talks, workshops, music (including a silent disco) and so much more. This festival welcomes people of color and their allies for an event that feels like a family reunion, summer camp and relaxing retreat, all rolled into one. No matter what level of outdoor engagement you do, you’re welcome here. Purchase tickets: www.refugeoutdoorfestival.com This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/dGhlc2thbm5lcm5ld3NAZ21haWwuY29t.3u48df10a32nvp2g6biitsru3o?hs=121
Hispanic Ancestry Research / Investigación sobre su Ascendencia Hispana

Begin your adventure into your Hispanic family history in this beginning geneaology class. Learn how to use free and fee-based resources, such as familysearch.org and ancestry.com. Join us for a fun and rewarding experience. This class is in English.

Comience la aventura de su historia familiar hispana en esta clase de genealogía para principiantes. Aprenda cómo usar recursos gratuitos y de costo como familysearch.org y ancestry.com. Júntese con nosotros para tener una experiencia divertida y gratificante. Esta clase es en inglés.

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