"Subsistence Hunting & Foraging: How To Get Started", Friday, October 4, 7PM, Trackers Earth Portland, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Pdx. Free. "Join Trackers Earth's Hunting Immersion instructor Tom Prang as he discusses his nearly 30 years of experience living as a subsistence hunter, fisher, gleaner, and trapper across the West Coast and the wilds of Alaska. Tom addresses the ways, ethics, and regulations of hunting and foraging to provide food for your family. He discusses his own adventures in the Alaskan bush and even covers subsistence hunting and foraging during his own time as a longtime educator in the Pacific Northwest. Bring an optional potluck dish if you feel like it. Families welcome. Plus, come early for a free taste of our Wilderness Skills Club begins at 6:15 and continues after lecture and includes: demos in blacksmithing; lessons in fire-with-no-matches; time in our indoor archery range and more." http://trackerspdx.com/community-events.php#.UknUvChNCkQ
“Homeschool Archery”, Monday, October 7, and Monday, October 21, 10:30AM-12PM, Archer’s Afield, Tigard Plaza Shopping Center, lower level, 11945 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard. $6.75 a session. All ages welcome. http://www.archersafield.com/homeschool.html
"Home Education Day: Put A Bird On It", Wednesday, October 9, 1PM, Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. $6 per child; free for kids 3 and under. Suggested for ages 8-12. Preregistration required; contact education@WashingtonCountyMuseum.org or 503-645-5353, ext. 133. In conjunction with the exhibit, "Put A Bird On It: Nature Photography of William Finely 1976- 1953" "Hands-on activities will teach students more about the photography and life of conservationist William Finely. Examine the functions of different beak shapes, do a scavenger hunt in the exhibit, learn about the history of photography and make a bird house and a sun print to take home. Includes a two-hour presentation with hands-on activities and admission to the Museum gallery." http://www.washingtoncountymuseum.org/homeeddays
"Dragonflies", Friday, October 11, 11AM, West Slope Library. Suggested for ages 4 and up. "The Nature Park Interpretive Center Nature Mobile brings a special program to the library, all about dragonflies and metamorphosis! This will be a fun and interactive program, with stories and activities that illuminate the life cycle of the dragonfly, and how it lives in and interacts with its environment."
Dragon Theater Puppets Presents “Dracula Revamped”, Saturday, October 19, 2PM and Sunday, October 20, 4PM, Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum, 906 SE Umatilla St., Pdx, $7 for ages 2 and up (advance tickets suggested; tickets will be available online: http://www.puppetmuseum.com/SummerShows.html); and Wednesday, October 30, 4:30PM, Hillsdale Library (free tickets will be given out at 4PM). “Dracula's wife gets eaten by King Kong and her head gets donated to Dr. Frankenstein. But the new bride created does not want to marry Frankenstein's Monster, instead she runs off. Dracula, The Mummy, The Creature, Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolf Man and others chase after her to try and win her heart.” http://www.dragontheater.com/Dracula.html
"Portland Tracking Club", Sunday, October 27, 9AM, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham. Free with $5 per vehicle day use fee. Meeting at the Flood Plain parking lot. Beginners welcome! Nice people who love animal tracking share this fascinating skill. https://www.facebook.com/groups/117827544940736/