“Antarctica Presentation”, Wednesday, November 9, 7:30PM, North Plains Public Library. “Diane and Dick VanGrunsven will be sharing a DVD put out by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions of their trip last January and also sharing the best of the amazing photos taken. Learn what scientists are discovering about climate change and animal migration. They will be joined by Donald Huffman, a retired snow hydrologist, who will share his slides and experiences at the Scott Base, Antarctica. Don installed and maintained automated climatic and weather stations and gathered soil moisture and temperature data that is being used to determine methods to mitigate the effects of fuel spills that occur in extreme cold environments. Refreshments will be served.”
“Kim Weitkamp- Tapestry of Tales Family Matinee”, Saturday, November 19, 11AM, Central Library, US Bank Room (free tickets will be given out at 10:30AM); and Saturday, November 19, 2PM, Belmont Library (free tickets will be given out at 1:30PM). “Enjoy a storytelling performance by Kim Weitkamp. She is an award-winning, nationally known storyteller who spent 15 years using applied storytelling with at-risk youth before she turned to stage performance. Recommended for ages 5 and up.” http://www.kimweitkamp.com/
"Thanksgiving Walk at Oxbow", Sunday, November 20, 10:30AM- 12:30 PM, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Dr., Gresham. Free with $5 day use fee per vehicle. Preregistration required; register online. "Take time to enjoy and celebrate the simple gifts of nature at Oxbow Regional Park with Metro naturalist Dan Daly, Terry Kem from Deerdance School and others. While walking along the Sandy river, focus on opening your senses and noticing how wildlife respond to the changing season. Then gather around the campfire circle as naturalists share the “Thanksgiving Address” passed down by the Iroquois Nation. This is a simple yet moving way to express appreciation for our connections to nature. Hot drinks provided. Consider bringing a sack lunch for after the program. Suitable for adults and families. Advance registration required. Meet at the boat ramp at 10:15 a.m. Bring a travel mug for hot beverages at the end of the walk."
For a pretty comprehensive list of local Christmas light displays, many of which start on November 25, look here: http://www.oregonmom.com/Winter&Holiday/christmas_light_displays_around.htm