Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Outstanding October

This is my monthly event list of free and low cost events for October 2014 for the greater Portland area.  I compile this list each month for the homeschool group we belong to, which includes kids in grades 2-6, but most events have much wider appeal.  I look for events with some educational or cultural value.  This month, instead of proofreading this list, I did some weird experiments on it in the laboratory.  So I relied on my trusty sock monkeys once again for the proofreading. (Thanks, guys!)  A word to the wise- please be sure to doublecheck any event you'd like to attend in case of mistakes, typos or cancellations.

Pears, apples, squash and of course pumpkin patches and corn mazes are waiting for you at pick your own farms! Look for a farm near you at http://www.tricountyfarm.org/ and http://www.pickyourown.org/OR.htm Keep an eye out for glorious fall color! This blog will highlight some good spots for leaf peeping:  http://oregonfallfoliage.wordpress.com/ See the salmon return in good numbers to rivers and streams. A superb spot to see them is the Eagle Creek Trailhead: http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Eagle_Creek_Trailhead As rain begins, Solve http://www.solv.org/ and Friends of Trees http://www.friendsoftrees.org/ begin tree planting events, most of which are family friendly. Your child can see the trees they help to plant as they get taller for many years to come!

Wooden Shoe Pumpkin Fest”, now through November 2, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, 33814 S. Meridian Rd., Woodburn, OR. $7 for ages 3 and up, $5 seniors, free for ages 2 and under. Lots more info here: http://www.woodenshoe.com/pumpkin-fest/

Harvest Festival at French Prairie Gardens”, now through October 31, 17673 French Prairie Rd., St. Paul, OR. Free admission and free parking on weekends. Tuesday- Friday $6 per person weekdays, free admission and free parking on weekends with activity tickets sold for $1 each or 25 for $20. An all-activities weekend wristband is $12.99. “Pumpkin patch, pig races, mazes and more! The crisp fall air signals it is time for a little Farm Family Fun at French Prairie Gardens and Family Farm's Pumpkin Patch! During this 5 week event, people travel from all over to enjoy a day out in the country and have the opportunity to enjoy one of the main attractions - Pigtucky Derby! We have many fun new additions this year to help make your fall trip even better!” http://www.fpgardens.com/ Yes, that's right, pig races.

Teen Writing Contest- I saw! I heard!”, from October 1-22, Beaverton Library and Beaverton Murray Scholls Library. Grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. “October 1-22, the Beaverton Library Foundation is sponsoring a creative writing contest for teens in grades 6-12! Entry forms with full guidelines will be available at the main library and Murray-Scholls Branch and online at http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/teens in the Events and Contests section starting Wednesday, October 1. To enter, simply write a short story (1,000 words max.) using the provided prompt. There will be $100, $50, and $25 prizes for the top three winners in both middle and high school divisions. Submit your entries at the Murray-Scholls Branch or the teen desk at the main library by 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 7. Middle School Prompt – Grades 6-8:
Pick up a random object in the room where you are sitting – write a short story from the point of view of this object.

High School Prompt – Grades 9-12:
Overhear a random snippet of a conversation – it could be on the bus, on the street, at a store or anywhere! Use this snippet as a prompt to write a short story.”

Mr. Carnegie’s Grand Tour of Washington and Oregon”, now through January 15. Pick up a hard copy of the Passport at Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St. Vancouver, or download it from their website: http://www.cchmuseum.org/education/mr-carnegies-grand-tour-of-washington-and-oregon/ “This passport is your guide to an automobile adventure celebrating Carnegie libraries – the cultural legacy of 19th century steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie. Use the maps to find potential stops in Washington and Oregon. Get your passport stamped to be entered to win a prize, and use the scavenger hunt to learn more about each location! If the location you visit is participating, ask the staff there to stamp or initial your passport in the space provided. Once you collect at least three stamps from participating locations, mail the page in with your contact information to be entered into a prize drawing done each January 15 (until passport supplies are exhausted).”

Whodunit The Musical”, through October 19, Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard. Ages 6 to adult welcome. Ticket prices vary; see their website: http://www.broadwayrose.org/whodunit “A wealthy spinster and her cockney maid take a beautiful Connecticut summer home in 1931. When they arrive, all the help has quit, except for a very odd butler who warns that something strange is going on. They are soon joined by the spinster’s niece who’s brought a friend… a ‘friend’ who turns out to be a young man! Heavens! After a night of attempted break-ins, the sound of gun shots, and the discovery of a dead body – or two – the detective arrives and things get REALLY strange! Whodunit is a tuneful, riotous romp that’s part mystery, part drawing room farce, and all musical comedy.”

Exhibit, “Southwest Washington Watercolor Society”, through Friday, October 31, Cascade Park Community Library. “Come view "Into the Autumn Season with Watercolors," presented by members of the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society.” http://swwswatercolor.org

HawkWatch International Raptor Migration Project”, through October 31, Bonney Butte, Mt. Hood National Forest. Free. A high clearance vehicle is necessary to reach this site. Complete info and directions here: http://www.hawkwatch.org/our-work/annual-monitoring/fall-migration/item/81-bonney-butte-raptor-migration-project “If you have questions about, or want to visit, please call (800)726-HAWK (4295). We are happy to accommodate individuals, families, scout troops, and other group outings. HWI has been monitoring the fall raptor migration at Bonney Butte on the southeastern flanks of Mt. Hood in northcentral Oregon since 1994. This ongoing effort monitors long-term trends in populations of raptors using this part of the Pacific Coast Flyway through the Cascade Mountains. The project runs from 27 August through 31 October each year. Annual counts typically range from 2,500-4,500 migrant raptors of up to 18 species. The most commonly seen species are the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Turkey Vulture, and Golden Eagle, but this site is noted for relatively high numbers of Merlins (up to 100 or more per year). HWI has also been banding migratory raptors at Bonney Butte since 1995. HWI's banding operations provide additional valuable information about migratory routes, breeding and wintering distribution, and the variations and health of individual raptors. Currently, 250-400 raptors are banded each season at Bonney Butte, with up to 12 species represented. In addition to gathering important scientific data, the Bonney Butte project provides opportunities for the public to learn about the ecology and conservation needs of raptors through on-site environmental education and interpretation conducted by a full-time on-site educator. This educational effort is the key to long-term success in securing public understanding and action on behalf of raptors and the ecosystems upon which we all rely. The Bonney Butte study site is located within the Mt. Hood National Forest, approximately 6 miles southeast of Government Camp, Oregon. The public is always welcome to visit Bonney Butte during the season to take advantage of the environmental education programs and the great hawkwatching at the site.”

Concert, “Indalo Wind”, Wednesday, October 1, 7PM, Tigard Library; Wednesday, October 8, 1PM, Lake Oswego Library; and Wednesday, October 15, 6:30PM, West Linn Library. “This Tigard father-son musical duo specializes in eclectic instrumentals, serving up a fresh acoustic blend of folk, blues and jazz, seasoned with a variety of international flavors.” http://www.indalowind.com

InBeTweens”, Wednesday, October 1, 5PM, Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver. “Join this group of 8-12 year olds for a lively book discussion the 1st Wednesday of each month. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location.”

OBOB Book Club”, Wednesdays, October 1, 15 and 29, Beaverton Library. Suggested for grades 3-5. Preregistration required; register online: http://beavertonlibrary.org/register. “Come discuss Battle of the Book books and answer trivia about a different book each session.” Oct. 1: ‘One and Only Ivan’ by Katherine Applegate. October 15: ‘The Trouble with Chickens’ by Doreen Cronin. Oct. 29: ‘Gaby, Lost and Found’by Angela Cervantes ‘The Year of the Book’ by Andrea Cheng.

Exhibit, “History's Mysteries: Bridges and Dams of North Clark County”, Wednesday, October 1 through Friday, October 31, Battle Ground Library. “Did you know that there is a bridge in Clark County that is only accessible by water? Do you know why there is a swinging bridge at Yale? Have you ever seen a covered bridge? North Clark County is home to many miles of waterways with a rich history of bridges and dams. Come explore, through photographs and facts, the natural bridges, trestles, tunnels, and dams that weave through our area. This exhibit features photographs of the Merwin Dam and many more courtesy of Roberta Emerick of the North Clark Historical Museum with special thanks to Mike Hardin at Battle Ground Printing.”

Tween Book Club”, Wednesday, October 1, 4PM, Beaverton Library. Suggested for grades 5-8. “Come by the Teen Desk to check out your copy of the latest pick. Then join us for pizza and chat on the first Wednesdays of each month. http://www.worldofjohnflanagan.com Leave it to the Beaverton Library to redefine “tween” once again…this time to include 14 year olds.

Author Talk, “Robert Trotta”, Wednesday, October 1, 7:30PM, Powell’s, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Pdx. Robert Trotta discusses his book, “The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is”. “From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny,The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology—with a twist. The book’s lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics, energy,galaxy, or even universe. Through the eyes of a fictional scientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggest telescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trotta explores the most important ideas about our universe (All-there-is) in language simple enough for anyone to understand.” http://astro.ic.ac.uk/rtrotta/home

Storytelling With Jacque”, Thursdays in October, 6:30PM, Hillsboro Main Library. “Enjoy world folktales, Indian legends, and favorite picture book stories with Jacque Denton, storyteller extraordinaire. Recommended for families, children of all ages, and anyone who loves listening to stories told in the oral tradition.”

Homeschool Days”, Thursday, October 2, and Friday, October 3, 10AM-2PM, Phillip Foster Farm, 29912 SE Hwy 211, Eagle Creek. $5 per person or $20 per family. “Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a day of hands-on history! No reservations required.” http://philipfosterfarm.com/pffwp/homeschool-day/

Author Talk, “Frank Portman”, Thursday, October 2, 7PM, Barnes and Noble, 12000 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley. Frank Portman is the author of YA novel “King Dork” and its sequel, “King Dork Approximately”. “Come join us for a night of music and a reading with the author of the cult classic, ‘King Dork’, Frank Portman will be joining us for a reading and signing.” http://frankportman.com/

Bats! Nature Program”, Thursday, October 2, 4PM, Hillsboro Shute Park Library. Suggested for grades 1-3. Preregistration required; register online Presented by Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. “These amazing creatures of the night are the only mammal that can fly. Come learn more about this misunderstood mammal. We’ll talk about bat myths, benefits, and how to invite them to your neighborhood.”

Reading Rangers”, Thursday, October 2, 4PM, Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver. Calling all Reading Rangers! Are you too old for storytime? Ready for chapter books? Then grab an adult to join you and come ready to discuss, have fun and make new friends. For ages 5-8 and their accompanying adult. Pick up your free copy of the book for that month at the Cascade Park library, read it together and come to discuss it and do an activity.”

Vote 2014: Clark County Charter”, Thursday, October 2, 6:30PM, Washougal Library; Tuesday, October 7, 6:30PM, Ridgefield Library; Thursday, October 16, 6:30PM, Battle Ground Library; Wednesday, October 22, 6:30PM, Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver; and Tuesday, October 28, 6:30PM, Three Creeks Community Library, Vancouver. “In November, we will be voting on a new Clark County Charter. This is your chance to learn about the Charter from some of the freeholders we elected to write it. Come with your questions!”

Homeschooler’s Design Workshop”, Thursday, October 2, and Thursday, October 16, 1:30PM, Ledding Library of Milwaukie. Suggested for ages 5 and up. “Ever wanted to create something? This is your chance to design your own robot, catapult, book, or game. Includes craft time.”

Fishing with Pitchforks: An Environmental History of Salmon Creek”, Thursday, October 2, 7PM, Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Museum admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, $2 children, $10 families. Presented by Dr. Steven Fountain. “Learn about the ways that Salmon Creek and its surrounding watershed make it an ideal place to explore several of our region’s biggest issues. Extending from rural forest lands through urbanized areas to Lake River, and ultimately, the lower Columbia, Salmon Creek is central to both the history of and environmental changes in Clark County. Salmon recovery, clean water, land use, invasive species, and the fine art of fishing with pitchforks are all part of the complex story of this place. Taking a long view of changes from the nineteenth century through current efforts to restore riparian habitat, Fountain explores both cautionary tales and success stories of the interactions of land, water, and community.” http://www.cchmuseum.org/events/first-thursday/

Family Clay Nights”, Fridays, October 3 through December 5 (no session Nov. 28), Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hill Hwy., Pdx. $20 a session per adult and child pair, $10 a session for each additional family member. Pay at MAC office before attending. “Come as a family and create with clay! Includes glazes, firings and 5 lbs of clay. Not for solo participants. This is an adult and child activity. Use of the potter’s wheel by instructor approval only.” http://www.multnomahartscenter.org

Art Harvest Studio Tour”, October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12, 10AM-6PM, Yamhill County. $8 Tour button available at any studio location, comes with an illustrated catalog with directions to studios and other select county locations, and is your ticket to all 6 days of studio visits. Info on participating studios on their website: http://www.artharveststudiotour.org/ Free for ages 17 and under. “This year we celebrate the 22nd Art Harvest Studio Tour taking place the first two weekends of October. Engage in conversations, watch demonstrations and see artistic collaboration, innovation, tradition, and skill. Visitors will learn about diverse approaches to the creative process while viewing exciting artwork. This self-guided tour brings the public into 36 Yamhill County artist studios located in Newberg, Lafayette, Carlton, Yamhill, McMinnville, Amity and Sheridan.. Explore this low-cost cultural family friendly activity.”

The Organized Student: A Workshop for Parents”, Friday, October 3, 6:45PM, Cedar Mill Library. “Disorganization in your student's bedroom can create a mess that's a nuisance, but disorganization in their studies can affect grades, future work habits and success. Knowing your student's organizing style and learning how to set up a process that works for them will give them organizing skills to use not only in their studies but in many other areas of their lives. Join professional organizer, Beth Giles, for a free workshop in the library's upstairs meeting room. Registration is not required; however an RSVP to the facilitator would be appreciated for planning handouts. Email Beth at nworganizingsolutions@gmail.com.”

20th Century Swedish Immigration”, Friday, October 3, 7:30PM, Portland State University, Cramer Hall Room 171, SW Park and SW Montgomery. Free and open to the public. Refreshments are served after the lecture in the Finnish Room in Cramer Hall. “Presenter is Lars Nordstrom. Lars will present 20th century Swedish immigration patterns and experiences of the Swedes and their children who settled in Oregon. He will read excerpts - ranging from the humorous to the serious - from immigrant stories.” http://www.larsnordstrom.com/

Forest Park Colloquium”, Friday, October 3, 1PM-4PM, Portand Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 1120 SW 5th Ave., Pdx. “Join us at the Forest Park Colloquium to hear about the latest and greatest Forest Park research, discoveries and action plans, featuring presentations by Bureau of Environmental Services, Forest Park Conservancy, Portland Parks and Recreation and Portland State University researchers. Forest Park is an unparalleled natural resource, an oasis for wildlife and the urban explorer. Find out what new research and citizen science reveals about our urban forest and how these insights will affect the future management of Forest Park.” See their website for updates on presenters, etc.: http://www.forestparkconservancy.org/announcements/forest-park-colloquium

Rasika School of Music and Arts Presents, “Raga Sandhya”, Friday, October 3, 7PM, Salem Library, Loucks Auditorium. Free tickets available at the library. “Carnatic music is one of the most ancient systems of classical music in India. The musical system is complex, including the ragas (melodic scales) and talas (rhythmic cycles). Classical violinist E. B. Jayaprakash and percussionist B. Vijayan, will be presenting both slow, melodic improvisational pieces, as well as faster, vibrant pieces of traditional repertoire.” http://www.rasika.org/singleevent/event/raga-sandhya-classical-violin-concert-e-b-jayaprakash-b-vijayan/

Follow the Ghandi Legacy”, Friday, October 3, 4PM, Salem Library, Plaza Room. “In this world filled with turmoil, a frail, slender man from India dared to oppose British colonial rule with the practice of non-violence. He made his point and launched a new revolution which later inspired Dr. King and Nelson Mandela. This free seminar, held in honor of Gandhi’s birthday (October 2), will be led by Kanta Luthra.”

Archaeology Celebration”, Fridays in October, 7PM, Smith Rock State Park at the Yurt. Free with $5 per vehicle day use fee. “Archaeology Celebration theme this October is the explorer, trader, pioneer era of 1800 till Oregon Statehood in 1859. The dates are Oct. 3, Dr. David Brauner, O.S.U. speaking on the Fur Trade Era. Oct. 10 Steve Lent, Bowman Museum speaking on the Lost Meek Wagon Train, Oct. 17, Loren Irving, Deschutes Co. Museum speaking on the Fremont, Kit Carson expedition, Oct 24, Dr. Kevin Hatfield, U. of O. speaking on the Oregon Territory to Statehood Era and Oct.31 Jane Kirkpatrick, author and historian speaking on the Oregon Trail Pioneer Era. Events are each Friday in October at 7PM at the Yurt.” http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_event&eventId=42227

63rd Annual Portland Greek Festival”, Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, 10AM-10PM, and Sunday, October 5, 12PM-8PM, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 3131 NE Glisan St., Pdx. Free admission; activities and food are extra. First you buy “talents” which are $1 each, and then the talents are used as payments. Greek folk dance, cooking demos, vendors, tours of the church, and lots of really wonderful food. http://portlandgreekfestival.com

From Weeds to Trees: The Stories In Between”, Saturday, October 4, 12PM, Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center, 4000 NW Fairview Blvd., Pdx. $3 suggested donation. “Every plant has a story to share! Learn how the dandelion got its name, why the Douglas fir is not a fir, the tree that held the British Navy at bay, and more! This guided tour of Hoyt Arboretum will open your eyes to the histories and mysteries of the everyday plants and trees around us.” http://www.hoytarboretum.org/events/upcoming-events1/

Treasure Maps”, Saturday, October 4, 2PM, Woodstock Library; and Saturday, October 11, 12PM, Sellwood-Moreland Library. Presented by artist Sarah Ferguson. “Create your very own treasure map. Whether or not you are a pirate, it's always good to remember where you hide your treasure. Make a special map using a variety of techniques and materials. Alter the paper to make it look old, then use pens, watercolor and crayon resist, painted papers, stamps, fasteners to build secret flaps, and more. No two maps are alike. When you are done, roll up your map and tie it securely!”

35th Artists of the Gorge Exhibit Opening and Reception”, Saturday, October 4, 6:30PM, Stevenson Library. “Silent auction to raise money for the Friends of the Library; art exhibit opening; food, entertainment.”

Lab Rats”, Saturdays in October, 11AM, Gladstone Library. Suggested for all ages. “Discover the world of science through stories and hands-on experiments. This is a lively and action packed storytime.”

Tree For All At Jackson Bottom”, Saturday, October 4, 8:30AM, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, 2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy., Hillsboro. Free. All ages. Preregistration required; register online: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/jackson-bottom-tree-all-event-friends-trees “Join the Tree For All Campaign this October for the kickoff event at Jackson Bottom and help us plant one million native trees and shrubs this planting season within the Tualatin River Watershed! The planting will start promptly at 9:00am. All volunteers are encouraged to arrive as early as 8:30am to sign in and be assigned to a planting crew, and to enjoy complimentary breakfast snacks, hot chocolate and coffee before getting started. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes and get ready to have fun! Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, SOLVE, thousands of volunteers, other non-profits, City partners, and private landowners will all be working together to make this happen! Hillsboro’s Mayor Willey and other community partners will also be in attendance. Arrive as early as 8:30am to meet these Tree for All partners, partake of refreshments and enter to win a commemorative Tree for All cap, courtesy of David Evans and Associates.”

BrickCon 2014”, Saturday, October 4, 10AM-4PM, and Sunday, October 5, 9AM-3PM, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. $9 ages 6 and up, free for ages 5 and under. $32 for groups of 4. Free for active military service with ID. “View thousands of models created by adult LEGO® Hobbyists from around the nation and the world! Build your own masterpieces with LEGO® parts at our Building Zone! Purchase current, past and custom LEGO® sets, parts and minifigs at our Brick Bazaar! Get FREE Stuff!” http://brickcon.org/ This is a huge exhibition that attracts 12,000+ visitors.

Annual Blessing of the Animals”, Saturday, October 4, 2PM, All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd., Pdx. Free. “Everyone is invited to bring their pets for blessing, in the spirit of St. Francis.” http://www.allsaintspdx.org

The Bug Chicks”, Saturday, October 4, 10:30AM, Sherwood Library. Suggested for ages 5 and up. Preregistration required; call 503-625-6688. “Two lively entomologists will lead this fun educational program about bugs! This interactive class features live insects and arthropods.” http://thebugchicks.com

“Family Wormshop”, Saturday, October 4, 10AM, CASEE, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie, WA. Register either for free (information only) or for $35 to include the materials for your own worm bin. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.columbiasprings.org/events/annual-events/mcrworkshops/ “Squiggly fun for the whole family. Learn the care and feeding of red worms and discover how they can help you turn fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen into food for your garden or houseplants. Children should be at least five years of age to participate. Participants receive a worm bin and red worms to take home. Information is free, if you don’t want a bin and worms you can come for free!”

23rd Annual Mt. Hood Salmon, Mushroom and Bigfoot Festival”, Saturday, October 4, 10AM-7:30PM, and Sunday, October 5, 10AM-5PM, Mt. Hood Village, 65000 E. Hwy 26, Welches. Free admission and parking. “Two of the Northwest’s greatest bounties are the Salmon and Wild Mushrooms, which are the honored celebrities at this festival, is featured at this 20th annual event. This two-day, family-oriented event is held during the month of October to welcome home the return of the Salmon to the streams of Oregon’s Mount Hood and the Wild Mushrooms to its forested landscapes. Featured is Native American storytelling, original Folk music, arts and crafts, exhibits on Salmon and Wild Mushrooms (including Mushroom identification), and great food. There is a Native American Salmon bake and Salmon Habitat Walks, and Wild Mushrooms on sale. A scarecrow-making contest will take place on both days. Over the course of two days, there will even be a number of Sasquatch Talks with speakers discussing the rich oral traditions of Northwest Native American tribes about these Wild People of the mountains and forests. In addition, an exhibit featuring these hairy giants will provide even more educational information for Festival goers.” http://cascadegeographicsociety.com/2014-events.html

Tea, Crochet and Lingerie”, Saturday, October 4, 2PM, Historic Lafayette Museum, 605 Market St., Lafayette, OR. $5. “Tea, canapés, entertainment, displays and models showcasing vintage crocheted items and lingerie.” http://www.yamhillcountyhistory.org/

Weekend Guided Tours”, Saturdays in October, 11AM, Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., Pdx. Free. “Join Gardener/Curator on the 1st Saturday of each month (March through December) for her seasonal exploration of the garden. 
All other Saturdays (March through October) join a Volunteer Tour Guide for an informative guided tour of the garden with weekly themes.” http://www.leachgarden.org/event/weekend-guided-tours/?eID=3885

Gluten Free Baking Basics”, Saturday, October 4, 11AM, Troutdale Library. “Eliminating wheat does not mean you have to stop eating your favorite foods! If you are new to gluten-free living or are thinking about going gluten free, join Dori Oliver of Nourishing Foodways in this cooking presentation and demonstration. Participants will learn to make gluten-free French bread, check out some great gluten-free cookbooks, and taste samples of delicious, gluten-free breads and baked goods.” http://nourishingfoodways.com/about-dori/

36th Annual Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival”, Saturday, October 4, and Sunday, October 5, 10AM-4PM, on the beach, in the center of Lincoln City, at the D-River Wayside. Free. “Both pros and amateurs join in the aerial fun and grandeur, as dozens of fliers hoist colorful and striking show kites into the wind along the beaches of Lincoln City's D River Wayside. It's free, it's family-oriented and it is one of the most impressive spectacles the Oregon coast sees all year.This year's theme is ‘Unleashed,’ a fitting description of the aerobatic and imaginative objects that fill the skies. Activities include the Running of the Bols, which is a footrace across the beach with each participant harnessed to parachute kites. The Rok Battle has fliers duking it out with Japanese-style Rokkaku kites. Each of these professional stunt fliers and teams perform amazing routines utilizing some of the most advanced kites available.” http://www.beachconnection.net/news/kitefes091114_501.php

Portland Youth Spelling Bee”, Saturday, October 4, 1PM with signup at 12:45, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N. Mississippi Ave., Pdx. “Just like the Scripps National Spelling Bee, only mellower, funnier, and friendlier. Kids ages 5-18 are welcome to take the stage and demonstrate their budding spelling skills. Whether you’re prepping for a school-level Bee or just looking for a chance to demonstrate your word power, you’ll have fun and learn new words at the Youth Spelling Bee. Three levels of difficulty mean everyone has a chance to shine. Free to play!” http://www.mississippipizza.com/geeks/#youthspellingbee

Emergency Preparedness”, A series of 3 Saturdays, October 4, 18 and 25, 2PM, Hillsdale Library. For adults and definitely of interest to parents. Preregistration required; register online: https://multcolib.org/events/emergency-preparedness/29578 “Do you know what to do to help keep your family safe in an emergency? Would you know what supplies you need in case the power goes out, or what documents you should have on hand if you need to evacuate your home? Being prepared and knowing what to do will make all the difference when seconds count in an emergency. Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management will show you how to craft an emergency supply kit, develop family communications, and get information on various natural and man-made disasters that could occur in our area.”

15th Annual BirdFest and Bluegrass”, Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield, WA. Wow, this year’s event sounds terrific! Kayak and Big Canoe paddles, storytelling, Audubon live bird show, Zoo Animal Presenters, Family Bird Walks, Cathlapotle Plankhouse Tours, Weaving with Himalayan Blackberry and English Ivy, Ethnobotany Hike, Archeologist guided tour of Cathlapotle Village, Flintnapping and Bow Making Demonstrations, OMSI Puzzlers, Geology Walk, Slugs, Bugs and Snails Walk, Mammals of the Refuge Walk, screening of “The Lost Fish”, a presentation from the Portland Art Museum curator of the Native American collection, a presentation by the Vice-Chair of the Chinook Indian Nation on keeping their traditions alive, a traditional salmon bake, guided bus tours, and much more! Complete details and schedule here: http://ridgefieldfriends.org

Story of Irish Music and Dance”, Saturday, October 4, 2PM, Midland Library. “Performance featuring traditional song, music and dance presented in an educational format. The performance focuses on the journey of Irish music and dance to America. Told with relevant historical context and native wit! No recorded music used. Our songs and instrumentals are traditional with our own arrangements. Our dancer, Maldon Meehan is one of only a few dancers who performs and teaches this type of traditional old style (Sean-nos) dance in America.” http://thestomptowners.blogspot.com

Bat Mobiles”, Saturday, October 4, 2PM, Albina Library; Thursday, October 23, 3PM, Northwest Library; and Saturday, October 25, 2PM, Woodstock Library Presented by artist Kathy Karbo. “Imagine...Experiment...Construct..... A Bat Mobile. Workshop participants will work with bamboo twigs, paper, wire and a variety of tools to construct their mobile to take home!”

Concert, “Bajo Salario Band”, Saturday, October 4, 11AM, North Portland Library. “Come join this unique group of collective musicians as they work to raise social, immigration and cultural awareness through music. The group draws from traditional musical roots and folk music from Latin America.” http://www.bajosalario.com

Old Apple Tree Festival”, Saturday, October 4, 11AM- 3PM, 112 Columbia Way, Vancouver. Free. “The oldest living apple tree in the Northwest is turns 188 and is ready to celebrate! Live music, children's activities, apple cider pressing, fruit tree workshops, apple tree starts, and more await the community at the annual Old Apple Tree Festival. This is a free, family-friendly event commemorating the rich history of Vancouver and the region. Press you own fresh apple cider! Bring clean, fresh apples and a clean container. We cannot send apples through the press that have fallen to the ground. All apples will be sent through a sanitation bath and rinsed prior to pressing. About 12 pounds of apples make on gallon of cider.” http://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/old-apple-tree-festival

Seattle Parrot Expo”, Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, 10AM- 6PM, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Seattle. Free. “The Seattle Parrot Expo is the premier event for parrots for the city of Seattle. It is the only expo of its kind in the United States to emphasize educating children, families and professionals all in one umbrella to foster the realities of having parrots in our lives. Free children’s educational exploration and entertainment event with live parrots, exhibitors, crafts, games and more! In the Live Bird Area, ” http://www.flight-club-foundation.org/seattle-parrot-expo.html

Apple Harvest Day”, Saturday, October 4, 1PM-4PM, Champoeg State Park, Visitor Center. Free with $5 per vehicle day use fee. “Love apples? Apple Pie? Or, Apple Cider? Come celebrate the king of fruits with us for Apple Harvest Day! Volunteers in period clothing will offer visitors a chance to press and sample fresh apple cider, sample Dutch oven baked apple desserts and hot cider, string apple circles to dry at home, and bob for apples in the big washtub, or, weather permitting, play snap apple. Reminiscent of the 1860s, the work accompanied by lively acoustic music of the era with acoustic string band Worn Out Shoes.” http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_event&eventId=21792

Local Author Fair”, Saturday, October 4, 1PM-4PM, Hood River Library. “Waucoma Bookstore is celebrating their 38th anniversary this year with the Local Author Fair at the Hood River County Library on Saturday, Oct. 4th. The Local Author Fair will feature ten local authors with titles that span a variety of genres. Come meet the authors in your community!” Details and a list of the authors and their books here: http://www.hoodriver.plinkit.org/lib-cal/local-author-fair.ics?date=2014-10-04

The Big Draw”, Saturday, October 4, 10AM-5PM, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St., Seattle. Free with admission, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7.50 youth ages 5 and up and students with ID. “Come to the Burke and flex your drawing muscles! For one day only, we're partnering with DXArts to turn the museum into a giant art studio. We provide the paper, drawing tools, and models—we have more than 15 million to choose from—you provide the creativity!” http://dxarts.washington.edu/events/2014-10-04/big-draw

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration”, Saturday, October 4, 1PM, Tualatin Library Community Room. “Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. We will celebrate with traditional Latin American music, a piñata, and fun activities for children. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.”

Bhangra and Bollywood Dance Party”, Saturday, October 4, 6:30PM-10PM, The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Pdx. $25. Advance tickets available: http://theoldchurch.org/calendar/ “Learn to dance like a Bollywood star in a flash! DJ Anjali will teach the steps and then get us all dancing to the sounds of the South Asian/desi diaspora! Tapas dishes and drinks included. A fundraiser for The Old Church.”

"Build-a-Puppet Classes", Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, 2PM-5PM, Ping Pong's Pint Size Puppet Museum, 906 SE Umatilla St., Pdx.  $15 for hand, rod or hopper puppets and $20 for marionettes.  Preregistration required; call 503-233-7723.  "Yeah, Yeah, we know. The typical build-a-puppet class features paper bag puppets with glued-on decorations.  Perfect to use as a litter bag in the car on the way home from the class.  Welllll, not here at the museum.  We help our students make puppets that they will take home, display proudly, and actually use.  Even big people have fun in our classes.  Each three-hour session begins with the sometimes hard decision of what type of puppet they want to build.  Kids can choose to build a colorful bouncy hopper (a puppet held to a stick with an elastic cord); a monster rod puppet; or they can bring an favorite old stuffed animal (or person) which can magically be converted to a working marionette puppet.  OR, they can choose from our extensive collection of stuffed stuff, most of which has been rescued from Goodwill and saved from a long trip back to China (where nasty things would be sure to happen to them).  They have all been washed and made ready for their conversion. We have two different prices for the session. $15.00 for hand, rod or hopper puppets, and $20.00 for marionettes. (Marionettes cost extra because each comes with its own hand-crafted control beam, made by Marty in our shop from genuine Oregon-Grown wood) We can only handle seven students per session, so that we can give each student the quality time they deserve."  http://www.puppetmuseum.com

Nanjing University Chinese Traditional Orchestra Performance”, Saturday, October 4, 10:30AM, Portland Lansu Chinese Garden,  239 NW Everett St., Pdx. Free with garden admission which is $9.50 adults, $8.50 seniors, $7 students, $28 families. “Founded in 1996, Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra is composed of undergraduates, graduates and doctoral students from various departments of the university. As an amateur artistic group, the orchestra mainly gives traditional instrumental performances in the form of instrumental ensemble, unison, small ensemble and solo, by using bowed and plucked strings, wind and percussion instruments. Since its foundation, the orchestra has given over 500 performances and has presented nearly 1000 pieces of traditional Chinese music. It also has been invited to give performances in America, Britain, Germany, Canada, Russia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries. These performances have won the admiration from all over the world. The orchestra is particularly good at presenting music which represents the grace and beauty of the picturesque Southern Jiangsu, the home of Nanjing University.” http://www.pdx.edu/confucius-institute/sites/www.pdx.edu.confucius-institute/files/Nanjing%20University%20Traditional%20Instruments%20Orchestra%20Performance%20%28Oct%203-4%29.pdf

Beyond Human: Science, Technology and the Future of Human Nature”, Sunday, October 5, 2PM, Central Library, US Bank Room. “Throughout history, religious scholars and philosophers have debated what makes humans unique in the animal kingdom. More recently, evolutionary biologists and cognitive scientists have contributed new thinking to our ideas about human nature. Has the essence of what it is to be human shifted over time? How might science and technology—such as recent rapid advances in bioengineering and other fields— challenge and reshape our understanding of what it means to be human? Prakash Chenjeri, an associate professor of philosophy at Southern Oregon University, will lead participants in a thoughtful conversation about these questions and more.” http://www.iamoregon.org/entry/1002325

Croatia Fest”, Sunday, October 5, 12PM-8PM, Seattle Center, Armory/Center House Main Floor, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. “Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Croatia through live performances, foods, hands-on activities, and a lively marketplace. Acclaimed dance ensembles and musicians, intricate costumes, art exhibits, tourist information and displays showcase Croatia’s rich past and dynamic present.” http://www.croatiafest.org

Make Your Voice Heard: The Intersection of Craft, Creativity, and Activism”, Sunday, October 5, 7:30PM, Powell’s, 1005 W. Burnside, Pdx. “Make Your Voice Heard: The Intersection of Craft, Creativity, and Activism will feature a lively conversation with three prolific writer-designer-makers. Portland illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt will moderate a discussion with Betsy Greer, author of Craftivism; Leanne Prain, author of Strange Material; and Kim Werker, author of Make It Mighty Ugly. This event is being held in conjunction with Design Week Portland.”

Eid Al-Adha Celebration”, Sunday, October 5, 12PM-5PM, Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Pdx. $15 unlimited ride bracelets. Zabiha/Halal food, American and ethnic food available for sale. “For the last five years we have celebrated Eid Alfitr together at Oaks Amusement Park and now for the first time, this year inshaAllah, we will be celebrating Eid Al-Adha together at Oaks Amusement Park. Last year we had around 4,000 people celebrated Eid Alfitr at the Oaks Park and this year we are expecting around 6,000 people to celebrate Eid Alfitr at Oaks Park inshaAllah. Come and share the joy with all Muslims and friends from all faiths in Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Corvallis, Eugene and Vancouver. Please feel free to invite your friends from other faiths to attend our celebration at Oaks Amusement Park. Please dress modestly and be respectful to all cultures and their differences.” http://muslimfamilygetaway.com/

Film Screening, “Black Girl in Suburbia”, Sunday, October 5, 2PM, Hillsboro Main Library; Sunday, October 18, 2PM, St. Johns Library; and Wednesday, October 29, 3:30PM, Midland Library. Presented by filmmaker Melissa Lowery. “’Black Girl in Suburbia’ is a locally made, feature documentary by Melissa Lowery that looks into the experiences of African American girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. Through professional and personal interviews, this film makes an exploration into the conflict and issues African American girls have relating to both white and Black communities. ‘Black Girl In Suburbia’ intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people in the hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.” http://www.blackgirlinsuburbia.com

Birding at Vancouver Lake Park”, Sunday, October 5, 8AM. Free with $3 entrance fee per vehicle. “Join Audubon Society leader Ron Escano at Vancouver Lake Park to scope the lake for waterbirds then explore the riparian woodland for fall migrants. Meet at 8am at parking lot in front of middle bathrooms. From I-5 north, take Exit 1-D (4th Plain Blvd), go west on 4th Plain through Vancouver onto SR-501 (Lower River Rd). After 3.5 miles on SR-501, continue straight for 0.6 miles to Vancouver Lake Park.” http://audubonportland.org/trips-classes-camps/adult/fieldtrips/vancouverlake-oct2014

Neighborhood Foraging- Fall Harvest of Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables”, Sunday, October 5, 1PM-4PM, meeting at Wild Food Adventures, 4125 N. Colonial Ave., Pdx. $25-50 sliding scale. Children 0-6 are free; 7-17 pay their age, $3 discount for each adult family member attending together, Native Americans, Scout Leaders, and full time college students. $5 off for the involuntarily unemployed. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.wildfoodadventures.com/workshop.html#neighborhoodfall Presented by local treasure Dr. John Kallas. “We'll bushwhack through Portland's urban neighborhoods to find some of Fall's best and diverse delectables - nuts, fruits, and greens. Wild as well as landscaped edibles will be covered. Some eating may occur. You will later find most of this abundance in your own neighborhood.”

Concert, “Aaron Nigel Smith”, Sunday, October 5, 3PM, Hillsdale Library. Free tickets will be given out at 2:30PM. “Come move and groove with kids' musician and winner of multiple Parents' Choice Awards, Aaron Nigel Smith. You won't want to miss this world-class kid's rock show!” http://www.aaronnigelsmith.com

All Ages Bhangra Dance Social”, Sunday, October 5, 5:30PM, Viscount Dance Studio, 720 SE Sandy Blvd., Pdx. $5. “On the first Sunday of every month DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid welcome people of all ages to the Viscount Dance Studio for a bhangra dance gathering that starts with a dance lesson and turns into a fun-filled dance party.” http://www.anjaliandthekid.com/events/all-ages-bhangra-dance-social-2014-10-05/

Pacific Northwest Live Steamers”, Sundays through October 26, 12PM-5PM, 31803 S. Shady Dell Rd., Molalla. Donations requested. “The train park was founded in 1954 by Harry Harvey, who had a dream to provide a place where families could go to ride and learn about trains. When he died he left the park, to the Pacific Northwest Live Steamers. The club acquired the other three acres over time for expansion.

Today the park features 4,200 feet of 7½-inch track that loops around a picnic area. Tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.” http://www.pnls.org

Neighborhood Foraging- Fall Harvest of Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables”, Sunday, October 5, 1PM-4PM, Wild Food Adventures, 4125 N. Colonial Ave., Pdx. $25-50 sliding scale, children 7-17 pay their age, $3 discounts each for adult family members attending together, Native Americans, Scout Leaders, and full time college students, $5 off for the involuntarily unemployed. Preregistration required; registration details online: http://www.wildfoodadventures.com/ Presented by local treasure Dr. John Kallas. “We'll bushwhack through Portland's urban neighborhoods to find some of Fall's best and diverse delectables - nuts, fruits, and greens. Wild as well as landscaped edibles will be covered. Some eating may occur. You will later find most of this abundance in your own neighborhood.”

Cooper Mountain Kid’s Walk”, Sunday, October 5, 10AM, Cooper Mountain Nature Park, 18892 SW Kemmer Rd., Beaverton. Free. Suggested for ages 8 – 12. Preregistration required; call Backyard Bird Shop at 503-626-0949. “Visit Cooper Mountain Nature Park and take a close look at the forest life discovered using bug boxes, magnifiers, a field microscope, and a bird spotting scope. See natural artifacts like skulls, and animal evidence like pellets and chews.” http://backyardbirdshop.com/index.php/site/event/cooper_mountain_kids_walk_-_october_13th/

Film Screening, "Levitated Mass", Sunday, October 5, 2PM and Monday, October 6, 7PM, NW Film Center, Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave., Pdx. Director Doug Pray in attendance at the Sunday screening. "Levitated Mass chronicles the journey of a 340-ton granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside, Calif., to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and mounted upon the walls of a 456-foot-long concrete slot. First attempted in 1968, the 2012 permanent installation Levitated Mass is the latest land sculpture by one of America’s most misunderstood and exciting artists, Michael Heizer. His rock’s 105-mile transport captured international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of southern Californians over 10 nights as it crawled through four counties on a football-field-long transport. As fascinating is the dramatic story of Heizer’s past and present work, the ambitions of a major metropolitan museum, and the public’s reaction to this massive display of modern (yet ancient-feeling) conceptual art."  See the trailer here, it's fun!  http://www.nwfilm.org/screenings/58/610/

Author Talk. “William Deresiewicz”, Monday, October 6, 7PM, Lake Oswego Library. Of interest to parents and educators. Portland author William Deresiewicz discusses his book, “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite”. “As a Yale professor, Bill Deresiewicz saw something deeply troubling. His students were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively, and how to find a sense of purpose. In his groundbreaking manifesto, ‘Excellent Sheep’, William Deresiewicz takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and continues into college. As schools shift focus from the liberal arts to narrowly "practical" subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think for themselves. Deresiewicz explains how college should be a time for self-discovery, when young people can establish their own values and measures of success in order to forge their own path. He addresses parents, students, educators, and anyone who's interested in the direction of American society, featuring quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and clearly presenting solutions.” http://www.excellentsheep.com/books/excellent-sheep

Homeschool Archery”, Monday, October 6, Tuesday, October 7, Monday, October 20 and Tuesday, October 21, 10:30AM, Archers Afield, 11945 SW Pacific Hwy Ste #121, Tigard, just behind the Dollar Tree building. $6.75 per session. All ages welcome! http://www.archersafield.com/homeschool.html

River Rangers”, Monday, October 6, 3:30PM, Hillsboro Main Library. Suggested for grades 3-5. Preregistration required; register online. “We will cover the water cycle, water as habitat, pollution prevention, and waste water treatment. In cooperation with Clean Water Services Education and Outreach.”

BAM! Hands-on Art for Homeschoolers”, Monday, October 6, 1PM, Beaverton Library. Suggested for pre-K through grade 12. “Get inspired at the Beaverton Arts Mix! Drop in and create your own unique work of art.”

Author Talk, “Seth Casteel”, Monday, October 6, 7:30PM, Powell’s, 1005 W. Burnside, Pdx. Seth Casteel discusses his photography book, “Underwater Puppies”. http://www.littlefriendsphoto.com/#!/home

Oregon History 101: Exploration and the Fir Trade”, Monday, October 6, 7PM, Kennedy School, 5736 Northeast 33rd Ave., Pdx. Free. All ages welcome. Presented by Dr. William Lang, Emeritus Professor of History, Portland State University
Gregory Shine, Chief Ranger and Historian, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. “During a century of intense exploration and fur trade operations, Euroamericans sailed and trekked to Oregon Country. Their experiences, the effect they had on Native people, and the interest they stimulated about the region set agendas for subsequent events that affect Oregonians to the present day.” http://www.ohs.org/visit-ohs/events.cfm

Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets Presents, “Migration”, Tuesday, October 7, 6:30PM, Tigard Library. Suggested for grades 1 and up. “This spectacular puppet show tells the story of Beatriz, a girl from Mexico, whose journey follows the migration of the monarch butterfly. Beatriz finds her home in the world through the stories of animals who must migrate to survive.” http://www.hobeyford.com/video/migration-promo

Ebola in Africa: Culture, Politics and Ecology”, Tuesday, October 7, 12PM, Washington State University, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. Free and open to the public. “The Center for Social and Environmental Justice invites you to a talk by professors Barry and Bonnie Hewlett, co-authors of ‘Ebola, Culture and Politics: The Anthropology of an Emerging Disease.’ The Hewlett's will share their experiences as members of the World Health Organization teams to contain previous Ebola outbreaks and discuss the current situation in West Africa.” http://events.vancouver.wsu.edu/ebola-africa-culture-politics-and-ecology

Minecraft Club”, Tuesday, October 7, 3:30PM, Gregory Heights Library. Grades 6 and up. “Meet up to chat about all things Minecraft! Review mods, participate in building challenges, or work together to complete a map. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.”

Concert, “Larry Pattis”, Tuesday, October 7, 7PM, Forest Grove Library. “Larry Pattis presents guitar stylings with a soothing sound. Original compositions.” http://www.larrypattis.com

Tween Book Discussion”, Tuesday, October 7, 3:15PM, La Center Library. “Join us and talk about books!”

Concert, “2jazzguitars”, Tuesday, October 7, 7PM, Forest Grove Library; and Wednesday, October 8, 7PM, Tigard Library, Burgess Community Room. “Portland's finest jazz guitar duo featuring Ben Graves and Neil Mattson. The duo plays from an extensive repertoire of jazz stands, ballads, blues, and more.” http://2jazzguitars.com

Horrorgami”, Tuesday, October 7, 7PM, The Mall Library Connection, Vancouver. Suggested for ages 9-12. Preregistration required; call 360-906-5000. “Bats and pumpkins and frights, oh my! Make your own scary shapes with Origami artist Yuki Martin.” http://yukiorigami.blogspot.com

Made In Portland Tour”, Tuesday, October 7, 4PM, and Saturday, October 11, 12PM, meeting at ADX, 417 SE 11th Ave., Pdx. $15 adults, $12 students. Tickets available online with a complete list of tour stops: http://knowyourcity.org/2014/10/07/made-portland-tour/ “Join us for an insider’s view of Portland’s maker and manufacturing communities. Learn about the past and present of local manufacturing businesses, highlighting locations important to the industrial culture in the Pacific Northwest. Made in Portland will emphasize the local resources and individual ingenuity of the Pacific Northwest as inspirations for what is produced in our region. Each stop will provide an opportunity to discuss labor issues, access to resources and the desire to retain the local identity of the Central Eastside Industrial District in the face of urban growth and development. In this creative inner eastside community, we’ll speak with a small-batch distiller, a local coffee roaster, a bicycle designer, and others. We’ll visit a 'makerspace' and learn how members can fabricate their own designs alongside industry professionals in a collaborative setting.”

Cascadia Concert Opera Presents, “Fidelio”, Saturday, October 11, Salem Library, Loucks Auditorium. “Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera,Fidelio, tells the story of Leonora, a woman whose love for her husband leads her to disguise herself as a prison guard named Fidelio, and rescue her husband from death in a political prison.” http://www.cascadiaconcertopera.org/

White Lotus Japanese Club”, Tuesday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 21, 4PM, Troutdale Library. Grades 6 and up. “If you like anime, manga, or Japanese culture, come on in! We will be drawing, reading, socializing, watching movies, and even cooking Japanese food every now and then. Come and learn more!”

Prepare for the Big One”, Tuesday, October 7, 7PM, Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., Pdx. $8 advance tickets, $10 suggested donation at the door. “The entire Pacific Northwest is sitting on a geologic time bomb known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone. When this fault line slips we could experience earthquakes and devastation as bad as Japan suffered in 2011, and coastal communities could have as few as 20 minutes before a tsunami rushes ashore. Yes, that’s WHEN it goes, not IF. Yet it’s not all doom and gloom. Scientists and engineers are working to prepare our communities and infrastructure to withstand such devastation. Yumei Wang, geotechnical engineer, Geohazards Team Leader from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI), will talk about what is in store for the Pacific Northwest and how cities are preparing. We’ll also be joined by disaster preparedness experts who will give practical ideas for how to prepare yourself and your family.” http://www.viaproductions.org/events/clinton_oct_7_megaquake/

Homeschool Book Party”, Tuesday, October 7, 1PM, Sellwood-Moreland Library. “Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-10! Make new friends, talk about great books, and make book-related crafts.”

Volcanoes”, Tuesday, October 7, 6:30PM, Canby Library. “Volcanoes can seem like any other mountain, standing quietly for centuries, guarding the countryside, then erupting violently. Join us for this scientific talk on volcanoes.”

Concert, “Steve Hale”, Tuesday, October 7, 7PM, Lake Oswego Library. “Local favorite Steve Hale will perform guitar and sing original blues, folk and rock.” http://www.stevehale.com

Author Talk, “Caleb Scharf”, Tuesday, October 7, 7:30PM, Powell’s, 1005 W. Burnside, Pdx. Caleb Scharf discusses his book, “The Copernicus Complex”. “Though the concept of ‘the universe’ suggests the containment of everything, the latest ideas in cosmology hint that our universe may be just one of a multitude of others—a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities. Renowned astrophysicist and author Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure like no other, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets and beyond, asserting that the age-old Copernican principle is in need of updating. As Scharf argues, when Copernicus proposed that the Earth was not the fixed point at the center of the known universe (and therefore we are not unique), he set in motion a colossal scientific juggernaut, forever changing our vision of nature. But the principle has never been entirely true—we do live at a particular time, in a particular location, under particular circumstances. To solve this conundrum we must put aside our Copernican worldview and embrace the possibility that we are in a delicate balance between mediocrity and significance, order and chaos. Weaving together cutting-edge science and classic storytelling, historical accounts and speculations on what the future holds, The Copernicus Complex presents a compelling argument for what our true cosmic status is, and proposes a way forwardforinthe ultimate quest: to determine life’s abundance not just across this universe but across all realities.” http://user.astro.columbia.edu/~caleb/Caleb_Scharf_Homepage/Caleb_Scharf.html

Two Special Eclipses and The Autumn Sky”, Tuesday, October 7, 6PM, 7:15PM, and 8:30PM, Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium, 2600 SE Stark St., Gresham. $2. Campus map on their website: http://www.mhcc.edu/planetarium/ “All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky,
featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images.”

Homeschool Literary Circle”, Tuesday, October 7, 1PM, Fairview-Columbia Library; and Tuesday, October 28, 1PM, Sellwood-Moreland Library. “Calling all homeschoolers ages 10-14! Make new friends and talk about great books.” Fairview-Columbia: Read Doll Bones by Holly Black.” http://blackholly.com/books/doll-bones/

Teen Anime Club”, Tuesday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 21, 5PM, Northwest Library; and Wednesday, October 8, 3:30PM, Hollywood Library. Grades 6 and up. “View, review, snack and yak about all things anime.”

Club Improv for Teens”, Wednesday, October 8, 4:30PM, Tualatin Library. Grades 6-12. “Let go. Have fun. Laugh out loud. If you are interested in drama and acting, or just like performing, this club is for you. No experience required.”

Paper Engineering”, Wednesday, October 8, and Friday, October 24 4:30PM, Battle Ground Library. “Tweens (ages 8-11yrs) - come learn the basics of paper engineering! We will be designing and making things from paper using a variety of techniques. All supplies provided. October 8: pop-up engineering; October 24: paper beads.”

Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing”, Wednesday, October 8, 1AM-5:30AM, Milo McIver State Park, Estacada. Free with $5 per vehicle day use fee. “On the morning of Wednesday, October 8, the Full Moon will slide through the dark shadow of the Earth and for 58 minutes the only light hitting the Moon will be the reddish glow from Earth’s sunrises and sunsets resulting in a total lunar eclipse. Weather permitting, a free viewing of the eclipse will begin at 1:00 am at at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada with the Rose City Astronomers, and Oregon Parks and Recreations will have telescopes set up for attendees to use. OMSI Space Science Director, Jim Todd, will be presenting informal talks about the lunar eclipse and the autumn night sky. Unlike solar eclipses in which the Sun's rays can damage the eyes, lunar eclipses are safe to watch with the naked eye. Lunar eclipses are unique in that no one can predict what color the Moon will turn during totality. Binoculars and telescopes will enhance the view. The penumbral eclipse begins at 1:17 am and the umbral shadow will take a small, dark bite out of the left edge of the Moon starting at 2:18 am. For 61 minutes of the partial phase, the darkness engulfs more of the Moon's disk as it slides into the shadow. The partial eclipse ends and totality begins at 3:27 am and the point of the greatest eclipse occurs at 3:55 am. The eclipse’s total phase will lasts for 58 minutes. The Moon will be 34 degrees above the southern horizon at the instant of the greatest eclipse. Finally, the partial eclipse ends at 5:32 am. On the scheduled day of the Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations. The event starts at 1:00 am and is free with $5 park fee per vehicle. Warm clothing is a must, and a flashlight with red light is recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are always welcome.” https://www.omsi.edu/starparties/lunar-eclipse-viewing-2/100814  More details on the eclipse and what can be seen in different time zones here: http://earthsky.org/tonight/total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-hunters-moon-october-7-8-2014#eclipse

YA Author Talk, “Suzy Vitello and Jennifer Longo”, Wednesday, October 8, 7PM, Powell’s, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. Suzy Vitello discusses her book, “The Empress Chronicles”. http://www.suzyvitello.com/ Jennifer Longo discusses her book, “Six Feet Over It.” http://www.taotejen.com/

Out of the Dark: Spiders and Bats”, Wednesday, October 8, 7PM, Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. $8 advance tickets available on their website, $10 suggested donation at the door: http://www.viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_oct_8_dark/ There will be 2 speakers. Dr. Susan Masta will present, “Arachnophilia: Fun Facts About Spiders and Their Kin”. “Myths abound about spiders and their relatives (known as arachnids), and fears persist about their perceived danger to people. But these animals should inspire fascination, not fear! Dr. Susan Masta, an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Portland State University, is studying the diversification of arachnids. She will discuss and answer questions on the biology of several common arachnids in the Pacific Northwest, and will help dispel some of the myths that exist surrounding spiders and their kin. Join us and get hooked on these amazing creatures!” Dr. Christine Portflors will speak on, “Debunking Bats’ Bad Rap”. “What animal is blind, gets tangled in your hair, and hangs out in belfries? Whatever it is, it’s not bat! Many people still believe these myths about bats even though there has been an increased effort by conservationists, researchers and animal lovers to educate the public about these fascinating and ecologically important creatures. Dr. Christine Portflors, a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University Vancouver, is studying the brains of bats. She will discuss and answer questions on the biology and neuroscience of bats, and will help dispel some of the myths about bats. Join us and learn about these fascinating animals.”

Author Talk, “Steven Johnson”, Wednesday, October 8, 7:30PM, Powell’s, 1005 W. Burnside, Pdx. Steven Johnson discusses his book, “How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World”. “In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—‘How We Got to Now’ investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life.” http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/2013/08/how-we-got-to-now.html

“Bridal Veil Full Moon Walk”, Wednesday, October 8, 7:15PM-9:30PM, Bridal Veil Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, OR. Free. Easy, .5 miles, little elevation gain. Preregistration required; register online: http://gorgefriends.nonprofitsoapbox.com/hikes/event/223 “One of nature's most spectacular events happens daily when day turns into night and the familiar becomes the mysterious. Join Oregon State Park Ranger Dorothy Brown-Kwaiser on a full moon exploration of the senses on this guided night hike. Learn about nocturnal animal adaptations while testing your own.”

Concert, “Peter Bush”, Wednesday, October 8, 6:30PM, Sunnyside Library, Clackamas. Acoustic guitar.

Open Collage Night”, Wednesday, October 8, 6PM, Independent Publishing Resource Center, 1001 SE Division St., Pdx. Donations requested. “Join us for our new monthly collage night, where all are welcome to come hang out, create, and share work with other enthusiasts of collage art. If you have always wanted to learn more about collage or perhaps used to collage and haven’t in a long time, here’s your chance to do so in a fun environment of people eager to create and explore this easy-to-learn and very DIY medium. The night will kick off with a short slide show of collage art from around the world designed to inspire you with ideas. And then the cutting and pasting will commence! This event was created by local collage artists A.M. O’Malley and Kevin Sampsell. Some materials (scissors, paper cutters, glue stick, old magazines and books) will be provided, but please bring some of your own materials as well.” http://www.iprc.org/category/calendar

Night at the Refuge”, Wednesday, October 7, 7PM, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Sherwood. Free. Preregistration required; Email Jenna Mendenhall  or call 503-625-5944.  “Have you ever touched a coyote, seen a bat skeleton, or hooted like an owl? Join refuge staff and volunteers for Night at the Refuge. Learn about the nocturnal creatures that call the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge home, and what makes them so unique. We will start inside exploring pelts, skulls, feathers, and much more. Then we will head out on the trail to look and listen for the sights and sounds in the night. This is a family friendly event.” http://www.fws.gov/tualatinriver/specialevents.html

Exhibit, “Sukkah Pdx 2014”, Wednesday, October 8 through Friday, October 17, dawn to dusk, outdoors at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 1953 NW Kearney St., Pdx. “Artists and design teams submitted proposals to build temporary livable outdoor structures, called sukkahs, which are constructed worldwide every year in observance of the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot. An ancient holiday whose origin pre-dates Judaism, Sukkot commemorates the period within the agricultural cycle when people lived in the fields while harvesting their autumn crops. Additionally, Jewish tradition remembers the nomadic cultural associations of wandering forty years in the desert by annually building these impermanent structures and then living in them for the duration of the holiday.” http://www.ojm.org/experience/exhibit-2014-10-08-sukkahpdx-2014

One Man Kabuki Storyteller
 Kineya Kunitoshi”, Wednesday, October 8, 7PM, Portland State University, 1620 SW Park Ave., Pdx. Free. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.pdx.edu/cjs/events/one-man-kabuki-storyteller-kunitoshi-kineya-performs-nagauta-shamisen?delta=0 “Kunitoshi Kineya, a Nagauta shamisen performer of immense talent and musical sensitivity, is coming to Portland as part of a limited US West Coast tour! Nagauta, which literally means ‘long song’ in Japanese, is a classical style of Japanese music which traditionally accompanies kabuki theater. Kunitoshi specializes in performing pieces from the Nagauta repertoire on the shamisen, a three-stringed fretless lute that is played with a large plectrum called a bachi. His performance will be in two parts. The first half will be a shamisen workshop in which he will explain the significance of the music and its structure. In the second part, he will perform ‘Kurozuka’, a classical kabuki piece. An interpreter will be present and subtitles in English will be provided. His playing and thoughtful explanations about this ancient musical tradition are sure to excite and astound audiences.”

Mi Piñata”, Wednesday, October 8, 3:30PM, Midland Library. “In this hands-on workshop, students will learn about the Mexican piñata and the meaning and role of this tradition in Mexican celebrations. Under the instruction of Nelda Reyes and Gerardo Calderón, participants will craft their own cardboard piñata and decorate it with colored papers. As they complete their project, they will learn the traditional piñata song.” http://grupo-condor.com/id73.html

Milagro Theater Presents, “El Niño Diego”, Wednesday, October 8, 4PM, Hillsdale Library (free tickets given out at 3:30PM); and Sunday, October 19, 2PM, Gresham Library. This is a bilingual play developed for middle school audiences and based on the life of Mexican artist Diego Rivera (husband to Frida Kahlo). “It’s 1913 as young Diego navigates the balance between his responsibilities for his education, and his desire to create art. Dreams and reality collide when the Aztec Goddess, Coatlicue, bequeaths Diego with a magic paintbrush. Diego learns very quickly that with great power, comes great responsibility as El Director and La Profesora try to use Diego’s gifts and eagerness to help his community, for their own selfish gain. Filled with humor while asking important questions about la vida, audiences will love the accessibility to Diego Rivera.” http://www.milagro.org/1-Performance-Presentacion/2013-14Season/El-Nino-Diego.html

Green Thinking”, Thursday, October 9, 6PM, Hollywood Library. Preregistration required; register online: https://multcolib.org/events/green-thinking/30389 “This workshop offers insight into the steps each of us can take to reduce our footprint on the planet. This class also explores ways Goodwill Industries helps to protect our environment through effective design, planning and recycling programs. Key concepts include: identifying the contents of landfills; studying the impact of trash and litter on our oceans; and understanding the benefits of effective recycling.”

Origami”, Thursday, October 9, 3:30PM, Ridgefield Library. “Kids - learn the art of origami folding in this fun afternoon program.”

Independent Publishing Resource Center Open House”, Thursday, October 9, 4PM-7PM, 1001 SE Division St., Pdx. Free. “The IPRC is excited to once again partner with Design Week Portland PSU open house with letterpress demos, tours and light refreshments from 4-7pm. FREE! Stop by to pull a print, check out the space, raise a glass and mingle. We look forward to seeing you around!” http://www.iprc.org/category/calendar

Discussion Junction”, Thursday, October 9, 6:30PM, Vancouver Community Library. “Join us to read and talk about a different book every month. Each month a free copy of the next month’s book of the month will be given to those attending to keep and add to their home libraries. For readers ages 8-11 with a participating adult. No older or younger children, please.”

Author Talk, “Matt Love”, Thursday, October 9, 7PM, Oregon City Library. “Matt Love, Oregon City native and major library fan, will share the tale of Rose City Heist, about 1933 crime for which he was one of the main suspects! Matt’s colorful storytelling will only be enhanced by this unique point of view. This is a ‘not to miss’ event!” http://nestuccaspitpress.com

Minecraft Buddies”, Thursday, October 9, 6PM, Ledding Library of Milwaukie. “Meet new Minecraft friends, share and learn new tips and techniques.”

Behind the Scenes of OMSI’s Exhibit Workshop”, Thursday, October 9, 4PM, Pepco. The Pepco building is located on Water Avenue north of the main museum, across the parking lot under the Marquam Bridge and next to the large, red OMSI sign. Free. All ages. “Did you know that OMSI has been designing and fabricating exhibits for nearly 70 years?! Join OMSI’s Creative Services team for light refreshments and a behind the scenes tour of Pepco, OMSI’s exhibit workshop, where we research, design and produce exhibits that travel the world. Learn about the exhibit development process and try out some in-progress experiences that you may see on the museum floor one day.” https://www.omsi.edu/events/design-week-pepco/100914

komedy 4 da kidz”, Friday, October 10, 11AM, St. Johns Library. Presented by Angel Ocasio. “This very funny and whacky show brings a comedy twist to juggling, object balancing and magic tricks.” http://www.ocomedy.com/

Tween Book Discussion”, Friday, October 10, 3:30PM, Ridgefield Library. “Join us for a great read each month. Pick up a copy of the current book at the library to read before the meeting. Refreshments provided. Stay after the discussion for a quick craft.” October’s book is “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell.

27th Annual Apple Tasting”, October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 (October 17 is a field trip day), Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark St., Pdx. Free. “About the time the leaves begin to change color, its time to celebrate the abundance of apples and pears. We're always well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound, as many as 60 different varieties in all! Tasting lines, as well as our fresh-pressed cider demonstration and tasting, will be open during all six days of this free event.” http://portlandnursery.com/events/appletasting.shtml

Portland Tattoo Expo”, Friday, October 10, 2PM-10PM, Saturday, October 11, 12PM-10PM, and Sunday, October 12, 12PM-8PM, Portland Expo Center, 2060 N Marine Dr., Pdx. Admission $20 for one day and $40 for all three days. $3 military discount. Parking $8, $7 for carpools of 3 or more. “The largest tattoo expo in the Northwest. Over 300 award winning artist come each October to tattoo in the City of Roses.” Tattoo contest schedule on their website: http://www.portlandtattooexpo.com/home.html

Birding at Carty Unit, Ridgefield NWR”, Friday, October 10, 9AM, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield, WA. “Audubon Society leaders Dena Turner and John Nikkel will walk the 2-mile Oaks to Wetlands Trail, passing through Oregon white oaks, Douglas-fir forest, wetlands, and meadows. Meet at the Carty Unit parking lot.” http://audubonportland.org/trips-classes-camps/adult/fieldtrips/ridgefieldcarty-oct2014

Shabbat in the Sukkah”, Friday, October 10, starting at sundown around 6:15PM, outdoors at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 1953 NW Kearney St., Pdx. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.ojmche.org/experience/sukkahpdx “Moishe House, OJMCHE and MJCC bring you a party under the sukkah canopies in NW Portland, with live music, beer and great vegetarian food.”

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 26, Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove. $14 adults, $12 seniors and youths (17 and under). “Orlando loves Rosalind (and isn’t afraid to say so with public displays of really bad poetry.) Rosalind loves Orlando, but she’s dressed as a boy, so Phoebe thinks she loves her/him(?). Silvius loves Phoebe (but no one’s really sure why) and Touchstone loves Audrey, who also loves him, but where does that leave William who loves her? Did we mention Celia ends up in love with Oliver (who’s sort of the bad guy) while Duke Senior loves the woods, and Jaques just loves to be melancholy. Confused? You won’t be! Directed by Pacific University graduate Gavin Knittle, this fun, fast paced, family friendly comedy will have audiences of all ages relishing the adventure, laughing hysterically and reveling in Shakespeare’s language.” http://theatreinthegrove.org/wp/

34th Annual Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show”, Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 10AM-6PM, and Sunday, October 12, 10AM-5PM, Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro. $5 adults, free for kids 12 and under. Free parking. “40+ dealers, fossils, minerals and rocks, jewelry, beads, and faceted gems, 100+ exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs, kids’ games, presentations, and more!” http://www.portlandregionalgemandmineral.org

"Star Wars Reads Day", Saturday, October 11, 12PM, Barnes and Noble, 7227 SW Bridgeport Rd., Tigard.  Free. "Join us for Stars Wars Reads Day III - a fun-filled day of giveaways and activities in stores nationwide for Star Wars fans of all ages. Activities begin at 12:00 noon at Barnes and Noble, Bridgeport Village, including the chance to meet Star Wars characters in our store from the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers from 12 noon to 1:00 pm, activities and crafts from 12 noon to 3 pm, and a Star Wars Costume Contest at 2:00 pm!"

Star Wars Reads Day”, Saturday, October 11, 2PM, Tigard Library, Burgess Community Room. “Two years ago in a library not far far away we celebrated Star Wars Reads Day for the first time. You can join the party once again with games, crafts, trivia, prize drawings and ‘The Clone Wars’ on the big screen. We encourage costumes and photo-ops with members of Cloud City Garrison (a legion of dedicated fans with film-authentic costumes).”

Star Wars Reads Day”, Saturday, October 11, 10:30AM- 3PM, Vancouver Community Library, Children’s Program Room, Level 3. “Kids - join us for a celebration of reading and Star Wars. Costumes encouraged! Meet A Stormtrooper 10:30am – Noon; Games and Activities 1pm - 3pm.”

6th Annual Pacific NW Wild Mushroom Cook-off”, Saturday, October 11, 11AM-2PM, Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy 101, 4th Floor, Lincoln City. Free admission. “Tasting-sized portions available for 75 cents each. Enjoy live presentations, wild mushroom identification, food vendors, wild mushroom books, wild mushrooms for sale, mushroom forays, and more! It's where professional chefs from around the Pacific Northwest gather and show off their skills in front of what is now a few hundred people. Each will craft their signature mushroom dishes to a panel of expert judges. Attendees can also take part by voting for their favorite dish, the People's Choice Award" http://www.beachconnection.net/news/wildms090214_519.php

BJ The Clown”, Saturday, October 11, 1PM, Jesse Mays Community Center, 30975 NW Hillcrest St., North Plains. “All ages are welcome to enjoy an exciting hour of comedy, juggling, magic, music, storytelling, puppetry, and audience participation- a high energy show that children will talk about for months!” http://www.bjtheclown.com

Backyard Apples”, Saturday, October 11, 11AM, Battle Ground Library. “So you think you want to grow your own apples? Learn about the history and varieties of apples and the do's and don'ts of growing your own from a Master Gardener!”

Quizissippi Jr.”, Saturday, October 11, 1PM with signup at 12:45, Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N. Mississippi Ave., Pdx. “Quick, Mom! Which character was the title star of the first Pokémon movie? Dad–who was President when Oregon became a state? Combine your family’s collective brainpower and work together at Portland’s only family-friendly trivia event. It’s all the fun of Quizissippi geared for an all-ages audience. Test your knowledge of games, toys, history, science, books, movies, and more. Don’t miss the kid-friendly Multimedia Round! Free to play!” http://www.mississippipizza.com/geeks/#youthspellingbee

Author Talk, “Isabel Suppé”, Saturday, October 11, 1PM, Hood River Library. “Award-winning author and climber Isabel Suppé of Argentina will present an inspiring story of courage and grace at the Hood River Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 11 as part of a North American book tour. Isabel´s story has often been referred to as a true female version of ‘Touching the Void’ after she survived a 1,100-ft. fall in the Bolivian Andes and spent two nights dragging herself with a broken leg over a glacier. An amazing story of survival and perseverance, Suppé´s book ‘Starry Night’, now available in English, is a profoundly poetic and sensitive account of a tragic life-changing accident and a young woman´s strife to return to life. Written by an immensely gifted young author, ‘Starry Night’ is a book that asks questions about life and death, about human desire and the redeeming power of beauty. The program will include a slide show depicting the site of her ordeal. All ages are welcome to attend. Signed copies of ‘Starry Night’ will be available at the program. Suppe’ has been interviewed on ESPN, National Geographic, and other national and international news sources. ‘Starry Night’ was shortlisted for the prestigious Boardman Tasker Prize in its English version and for the Desnivel Award of Literature in Spain.” "A daring re-imagination of the typical disaster narrative, Starry Night portrays a world in which pain and unsettling beauty become inextricably intertwined," said Katie Ives, editor of Alpinist Magazine, which published an excerpt of the book.” http://isabelsuppe.wix.com/isabelsuppe

Japanese Stab Bound Pocketbooks”, Saturday, October 11, 1PM, Fairview-Columbia Library (preregistration required; register online: https://multcolib.org/events/japanese-stab-bound-pocketbooks/30406) ; and Saturday, October 25, 2:30PM, Holgate Library (preregistration required; register online: https://multcolib.org/events/japanese-stab-bound-pocketbooks/30407) Classes for adults that presumably require use of sharp objects- sounds good for a patient child/parent duo. Presented by artist Sonya Richards. “Learn how to bind your books through Japanese stab binding. This non-adhesive binding makes gorgeous decorative patterns on the spine of the book. We’ll go over four different styles and techniques, and you’ll leave class with four little notebooks handmade by you!”

The Enchanted Ring”, Saturday, October 11, 2PM, Sunday, October 12, 4PM, Saturday, October 18, 2PM, and Sunday, October 19, 4PM, Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum, 906 SE Umatilla St., Pdx. Tickets $7 for ages 2 and up. “What’s a beautiful young Princess Kathryn to do when her favorite birthday present gets pilfered on the morning of her ninth birthday? Join us for a madcap adventure as our fiery little Princess dons a suit of armor, battles spooky spiders, matches wits with a group of crazy little pixie pirates, enchants the King and Queen of the Faeries, and bedazzles a unicorn- all in a single afternoon.” http://www.puppetmuseum.com/SummerShows.html

Honeybees and Other Pollinators: Restoring Eden in Your Home Garden and Landscape”, Saturday, October 11, 2PM, White Salmon Library. “Learn why the bees are in trouble and how you can help honeybees and other pollinators thrive by utilizing organic methods in your home garden and landscape.”

Scissor Sheaths”, Saturday, October 11, 12PM-4PM, McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Free. “Learn to make a hand-sewn holder for your scissors!” http://www.mcloughlinhouse.org

Early Maps”, Saturday, October 11, 10AM, Hillsboro Main Library. A meeting of the Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon. Open to the public. “The presentation will show the progression of world, North American, and Pacific Northwest maps as areas were explored and committed to paper. People have always had a desire to understand their world around them, and adding new geographic areas as they were discovered was an important step in understanding their world. Many early maps had huge areas marked "Unknown" or just left blank. As sea captains and overland explorers penetrated the lands, the maps became more accurate. Many early maps simply included conjectures--of land mass, of rivers, of mountains of lakes. Each map is much like an artist's still life painting--the map showed how the world looked at that particular period of time. Part of the presentation will include newspaper accounts, mostly from Eastern papers, between the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) to the Lewis and Clark Exposition (1905), the newspapers had a major article dealing with that mysterious land out west--a territory, a trail, a state. The New York Times ran several articles recommending that overland travelers not go so far, and later, that Oregon not be admitted to the Union.”

First Annual Wine Stomping”, Saturday, October 11, 6PM, SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Pl., Pdx. Free. All ages welcome. Preregistration required; email Britt-Marie Carlson at brittmariecarlson@gmail.com. “We invite all our friends - the young and the young at heart - to join us as Alex Fullerton of Fullerton Wines shows us how to stomp grapes in the modern age. This is a free, fun, family-friendly event. All are welcome.” http://www.scanheritage.org/c-57-upcoming-events.aspx

Magician Bob Eaton”, Saturday, October 11, 2:30PM, Hillsboro Main Library. Suggested for grades K-5. “Bob does a fast paced comedy magic act with plenty of audience participation. Bob has done over 7,000 shows and has 40 years of performing.”

The League of Extraordinary Writers”, Saturday, October 11, 2PM, Powell’s, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. “In 'Putting New Spins on Old Tales,' a writing workshop for young adults, author Estela Bernal offers tips on how to make your story unique.” http://www.estelabernal.com/

Fierce Reads: Young Adult Fiction Tour”, Saturday, October 11, 4PM, Powell’s, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. “Join us for the Fierce Reads tour, featuring new works by four authors of young adult fiction: Marissa Meyer with 'Cress' , Nikki Kelly with 'Lailah', Jessica Brody with 'Unforgotten', Gennifer Albin with 'Unraveled', and Lish McBride with 'Firebug'. This event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Dot, one of Powell's YA fiction experts.” http://www.fiercereads.com/

Herb Walk”, Saturday, October 11, 1PM, Forest Park, Pdx. Meeting at Leif Erikson Trailhead via NW Thurman St. Free. Preregistration required; register online: http://forestpark.businesscatalyst.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=232535 “Join a National College of Natural Medicine student for an hour-long herb walk in Forest Park! This educational romp will focus on the medicinal uses of plants that can be found in your own backyard.”

OMSI Presents, “Going Batty!”, Saturday, October 11, 11AM and 12PM,, North Portland Library; Saturday, October 18, 1PM and 2PM, Sellwood-Moreland Library; Thursday, October 23, 3:30PM and 4:30PM, Belmont Library; and Tuesday, October 28, 5:30PM and 6:30PM, Midland Library. “Explore the intriguing world of bats and learn the truth about one of the most misunderstood and beneficial creatures on Earth. Students learn about bat diversity, echolocation and diet. They'll also practice using a mist nest, the tool field biologists use to capture and study live bats before releasing them back into the night sky. Topics include adaptations, bat biology and physics of sound.”

The Other Side of the Acer Rainbow: Fall Color Beyond Maples Tour”, Saturday, October 11, and Saturday, October 18, 12PM, Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Pdx. $3 suggested donation. “Many kinds of trees can blaze into astounding colors in autumn - not just our wonderful maples. Come sample the rainbow with visits to Hoyt's underappreciated fall color trees and meet a new favorite!” http://www.hoytarboretum.org/events/upcoming-events1/

"Lone Fir Cemetery Guided Walking Tour", Saturday, October 11, 10AM-12PM, Lone Fir Cemetery, entrance at SE 26th Street between Stark and Morrison Sts, Pdx. $10 suggested donation, which goes towards headstone restoration and educational programs. "Come for an informal history lesson while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in SE Portland. Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery conducts monthly tours, highlighting Portland’s founders, pioneers, its famous and infamous alike, as well as interesting headstones and monuments. Come visit this hidden jewel! Explore 30 acres of mature trees, a very special rose garden and fascinating architecture in this unique place, the only cemetery in Portland listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Suitable for all ages. No advance registration required. Wheelchair accessible by arrangement. We suggest a $10 donation, and we also offer FLFC merchandise at the tours: t-shirts, hoodies, keychains, stickers, tote bags, bookmarks, and magnets. All proceeds go directly to cemetery restoration and education. Tours also available at other times by arrangement. Meet in the center of the cemetery, at the soldiers’ monument." Lone Fir was the first public cemetery in Portland, and a tour is a must for anyone learning about local history. http://www.friendsoflonefircemetery.org/tours

Celebrate Fall with Reading and Apples”, Saturday, October 11, 2PM, Capitol Hill Library (free tickets will be given out at 1:30PM); and Saturday, October 18, 2PM, Gresham Library. “Celebrate family reading this fall with a special presentation by award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson in honor of the 10th anniversary of her book, ‘“s’. A lively retelling of the true story of the Luelling family, Oregon's first orchardists, ‘“s’ was named the children's selection for the State's Oregon Reads Sesquicentennial commemoration in 2009. The book was also an ALA Notable selection and winner of the Spur Storytelling Award, an Oregon Book Award finalist, and winner of the Golden Kite award for picture book text. Join Deborah Hopkinson during this special presentation followed by a Q and A, book signing and family activity.” http://www.deborahhopkinson.com/New%20Books/apples.html

Spooky Songs”, Saturday, October 11, 2PM, Central Library, US Bank Room. Presented by musician Greta Pedersen. “Humorous and not-too-spooky songs and chants for your monsters, gypsies and and other creatures, plus sign language and harvest percussion instruments (including pretend-skulls, corn, gourds and bananas).” http://www.greta.net

Me, My Family and I: An Introduction to Genealogy”, Saturday, October 11, 4PM, Central Library Computer Lab. Preregistration required; register online: https://multcolib.org/events/me-my-family-and-i-introduction-genealogy/30142 “Have you ever wanted to know more about your family history, but you weren't sure how to get started? By the end of this class, you will be able to use some basic genealogy vocabulary, be familiar with some ways to get started, know some effective online communication techniques, and understand research basics and vital records. This class is for beginners, but you must be comfortable using a keyboard and a mouse.”

NW Cider Fest”, Saturday, October 11, 10AM-11PM, Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave., Pdx. $10 family fun wristband for all ages. “The NW Ciderfest is celebrating all things Autumn! Featuring over 20 local Cider companies offering tastings a cider bar, retail store and V.I.P experience, Live Music including 3 Leg Torso, A family friendly area, bobbing for apples, a petting zoo and an apple pie eating contest.” http://www.nwciderfest.org

Ten-Minute One-Bowl Meals”, Saturday, October 11, 10:30AM, Midland Library. “What's not to like about one-bowl meals? They're healthy, delicious, and gorgeous. They can be tailored for weight loss, vegans, you name it. No recipe needed, of course. And no out of season vegetables either. So simple. So easy. So elegant. Bring your chef's knife and a cutting board so you can create a small sample of your own to take home. As always, we'll taste some samples first, and Jean will fill you in on the theory.”

Fernhill Birds and Brew Festival”, Saturday, October 11, 8AM-2PM, Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 SW Fern Hill Rd., Forest Grove; and McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove. Free. “Celebrate birds and support Friends of Fernhill Wetlands at the annual Birds and Brew Festival, held at Fernhill Wetlands and McMenamins Grand Lodge. The festival includes free expert tours of Fernhill and a chance to meet the Audubon Society of Portland's education birds. Start your day right with fresh Fernhill Roast from BJ’s Coffee Company and famous Maggie’s Buns. You can also enjoy Fernhill Pale Ale at the Grand Lodge (happy hour price all day), and enter to win a $200 Grand Lodge gift certificate and more — $5 per ticket! Funds will help purchase field equipment for students to explore Fernhill Wetlands.” There are wonderful activities, including a Fernhill tour just for kids at 9AM. See the complete schedule here: http://www.fernhillnts.org/events/

Slipware”, Saturday, October 11, 11AM and 2PM, Ft. Vancouver Historic Site. Suggested for ages 10 and up. Free with admission, $3 for ages 15 and up, free for 14 and under. Preregistration required; contact Museum Technician Meagan Huff at (360) 816-6255, or via an online form: http://www.nps.gov/fova/historyculture/museumcollectionopenhouse.htm . “Curious about what can be discovered in Fort Vancouver's collection of two million archaeological and historic objects? Find out at our Museum Collection Open House tours! In this popular program, visitors go behind the scenes inside our curation facility to get up close to actual artifacts that come to us through archaeological excavations or are donated by members of the community. Each month's open house focuses on a different topic - ranging from military history, to hygiene and health, to our present day archaeological excavations. While dinner was served on transferprint ceramics, slipware ceramics were everyday, inexpensive wares kept in the kitchen. View our beautiful and colorful collection of archaeologically-recovered slipware!”

Adopt-A-Dog Month”, Saturday, October 11, 1PM-3PM, Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver. Free. “Kids and families are invited to join us at the Water Center to celebrate Adopt-a-Dog Month and National Service Dog Month. Be Doggone Safe with Southwest Washington Humane Society and meet some pups in training to be Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enjoy kid-friendly, hands-on activities!” http://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/second-saturday-water-center

21st Annual Heirloom Apple Festival”, Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12, 12PM-4PM, Smith Berry Barn, 24500 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Hillsboro. “Join in on this fun, one-of-a-kind, family activity! As long as availability allows, we will be offering select varieties of apples and pears for U-pick. We'll be offering an array of heirloom and modern varieties of apples and pears, picked fresh from our orchard and ripe for the tasting! Varieties include classics such as Macintosh, Jonathan and Gala as well as some lesser known varieties including Spitzenberg, King, Cox Orange Pippin and many more! Kids and adults alike love to taste the amazing difference in flavors of all of our fresh-picked apples. Enjoy freshly dipped caramel apples, hot apple cider and home-made apple pie, made from an assortment of different varieties! We will be grilling delicious chicken apple sausages with caramelized sweet onions and grilled apples. Yummm! Pick your favorite pumpkin from our patch out back...or select from our bountiful array we've already picked for you....your choice! And don't forget your other fall decorating items. We have straw bales, corn stalks, gourmet pumpkins, squash, gourds and plenty of fall décor. The kids will love jumping in our straw pile, climbing on our straw pyramid or wandering through our tiny-tots hay maze! Friendly alpacas from Easy Go Farms will be visiting with us this weekend. Hayrides will be available as weather permits.” http://www.smithberrybarn.com/scripts/openExtra.asp?extra=6

Portland Open Studios”, Saturday, October 11, Sunday, October 12, Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, 10AM-5PM. Tour Guides for 2 adults and kids under 18 is $20 for a full color calendar, $9.99 for a mobile app, and $5 for a map-only ticket. The paper guides are available at a number of local stores (including New Seasons) or online: http://www.portlandopenstudios.com/tourguide/ “Portland Open Studios is an annual self-guided tour to visit the studios of 96 artists throughout the Portland, Oregon metro area. These artists in a myriad of disciplines will show you their work, their processes, their spaces, and a little of what it means to be an artist in this great city. Watch, learn, experience.”

Patterns in Nature”, Saturday, October 11, 1:30PM, Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook. Free. The natural world consists of repeated patterns used in a variety of ways. Learn a few and how they work and you will never see the world with same eyes again.” http://www.tillamookforestcenter.org/calendar/index.cfm?event=events.list

Steigerwald Lake NWR Bird Walk”, Saturday, October 11, meeting at 8AM at Backyard Bird Shop, 8101 NE Parkway Dr., Vancouver. Free. Preregistration required; call 360-253-5771 to register. “Enjoy the sights and sounds of migrating geese, ducks and other birds on this free expert-guided bird walk at the gateway to the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area. An easy 10-mile drive from Vancouver, Steigerwald Lake offers historic riverine flood plain habitat, semi-permanent wetlands, cottonwood-dominated riparian corridors, pastures, and stands of Oregon white oak, as well as great views of the Columbia River.” http://backyardbirdshop.com/index.php/site/event/steigerwald_lake_national_wildlife_refuge_bird_walk_march_25/

Fall Family Day”, Saturday, October 11, 10AM- 1PM, Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Free. “Celebrate fall with crafts and activities in the museum’s gallery. At 11 AM, local storyteller Emmy Blue will share fall tales and legends about the magical creatures who live deep in the enchanted forests of the Pacific Northwest, including Emmy Blue’s original Squatchie Legends.” http://www.washingtoncountymuseum.org/home/familydays    http://www.emmyblue.com/

Lantern Tour of Ft. Vancouver”, Saturday, October 11, and Saturday, October 25, gates open at 6:30PM for 7PM tour, $10 for ages 16 and older, $7 for ages 10-15. Ages 10 and up. Preregistration required; call 360-812-6232. “Experience live theater and take a lantern-lit journey with a Park Ranger. Peek into the past with costumed interpreters performing historical vignettes of a night at Fort Vancouver. Learn about your urban national park then and now while walking through the Fort's buildings. Finish off your evening by sharing a cup of hot cider with the talented costume interpreters and park rangers!.” http://www.nps.gov/fova/planyourvisit/lantern-tour.htm

Scissor Sheaths”, Saturday, October 11, 12PM-4PM, McLoughlin House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. Free. Victorian handicraft demonstration: “Learn to make a hand-sewn holder for your scissors!” http://www.mcloughlinhouse.org/

Grave Matters: Reflections on Life and Death across Cultures and Traditions”, Saturday, October 11, 3PM, Belmont Library. “Traditional American culture is often portrayed as either death-denying (death is a taboo not to be discussed) or death-defying (life should be prolonged at any cost). Yet diverse religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions present our mortality not as something to be feared or defied, but as a means of learning how to live a full life. Courtney Campbell, a professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, will consider different traditions—such as Buddhism, indigenous customs, and Mexico’s Día de los Muertos—in this conversation about the various understandings and metaphors of death and its meaning for life. Participants will explore these ideas through an interactive format that uses song, video, comic strips, short readings, and other activities.” http://oregonstate.edu/cla/shpr/courtney-campbell

Portland Oregon Paper Shapers”, Sunday, October 12, 1:30PM, Belmont Library. “Enjoy origami-paper folding for fun, relaxation and stretching your brain. Drop in and practice origami with members of the Portland Oregon Paper Shapers. Please bring origami paper if you have it.”

Pita in the Hut Family Dinner”, Sunday, October 12, 5PM, outdoors at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 1953 NW Kearney St., Pdx $5 per person, free for children 4 and under. . Preregistration required; register online: http://www.ojmche.org/experience/sukkahpdx “This family friendly event celebrates our multi-cultural connections through food. Share a vegetarian meal in the sukkahs with family and meet new friends. This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Judaic Studies.”

Poetry Reading, “James Grabill”, Sunday, October 12, 4PM, Powell’s, 3723 Hawthorne Blvd., Pdx. “Oregon Book Award-winning poet James Grabill presents and reads from his new collection of ecology-themed prose poems, ‘Sea-Level Nerve’."

OregonRocketry Wilsonville Launch”, Sunday, October 12, 2PM-5PM, Memorial Park, 8100 SW Wilsonville Rd., Wilsonville. Free and open to the public. Model rocket launch. “No waiver. Class 1 rockets only. Wilsonville launches are free to the public. All launches at Wilsonville are sanctioned under NAR. Wilsonville flights are limited to D impulse, due to size of our flying field.” http://www.oregonrocketry.com/?page_id=54

The Curious Garden”, Sunday, October 12, 10:30AM, Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Pdx. $5 suggested donation. “Come to the Curious Garden to see your old friends Razzie the Fairy, Ribbit the Frog, Flappy the Chicken, Meowzers the Cat, Renard the Raccoon, and Dottie the Ladybug! The Curious Garden is a show for all ages -- especially kids 0-8 -- and occurs every month on the second Sunday at 10:30am. And remember each episode ends with an open mic where you can sing, dance, tell a joke and show off your talent at the Curious Garden.” http://www.curiouscomedy.org/events/curious-garden/

Impromptu Tracking”, Sunday, October 12, 11AM, Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook. Free. “Join Sara for an impromptu stalk walk through the Forest Center grounds to see what we can find at any given time. Learn to identify signs of life and be as quiet as a snail.” http://www.tillamookforestcenter.org/calendar/index.cfm?event=events.list

Medicinal Plants of the Tillamook”, Sunday, October 12, 1:30PM, Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook. Free. “The forest is full of natural remedies to common ailments, one just has to know how to look for them. Join us for a walk through our grounds to identify healing plants of the area.” http://www.tillamookforestcenter.org/calendar/index.cfm?event=events.list

Sandy River Delta Kid’s Nature Walk”, Sunday, October 12, 10AM. Free. Preregistration required; call Backyard Bird Shop at 503-496-0908 to register. Suggested for ages 8-12. “Child educator and naturalist Elaine Murphy introduces kids to the plants and animals that live near the Sandy River Delta . The Sandy River Delta is a wonderful, accessible hiking area located near Troutdale.” http://backyardbirdshop.com/index.php/site/event/kids_nature_walk_at_sandy_river_delta_on_october_27th/

A Novel Look at Oregon’s African American History”, Sunday, October 12, 2PM, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Pdx. Free. “Bestselling and award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick and former journalist and author R. Gregory Nokes share their stories of African Americans who settled in early Oregon. Kirkpatrick's latest novel, ‘A Light in the Wilderness’, is based on the life of Letitia Carson, an 1845 emigrant from Missouri who may or may not have been a slave when she left with her common law Irish husband Davey Carson. After his death in the Soap Creek Valley near Corvallis, Letitia Carson had occasion to bring a lawsuit during a turbulent time in Oregon for persons of color. Jane’s book is Letitia’s story. Nokes's latest title, ‘Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory’, which was a non-fiction finalist for a 2014 Oregon Book Award, sets the stage for understanding the hidden stories of black pioneers, both those who came voluntarily and those who came as slaves. Together these authors explore the weave of fact and fiction and how each brings novel ideas to advance our understanding of history and the men and women who went before us.” http://jkbooks.com    http://www.breakingchainsbook.com

Be A Naturalist!”, Sunday, October 12, 10AM, OMSI Discovery Lab. $5 per person. Preregistration required; register online: https://www.omsi.edu/node/12178 “What does a naturalist do? What does an owl eat? Children discover answers to these questions and more as they practice science skills including observing and drawing, taking weights and measurements, and investigating specimens from the natural world. An owl pellet dissection is included and students take home their owl pellet artifacts.”

Hands-On Learning: Scoubidou Woven Whatsit! Decorating Project”, Sunday, October 12, 11AM, Barnes and Noble, 7227 SW Bridgeport Rd., Tigard (preregister by emailing crm2371@bn.com); Saturday, October 18, 11:30AM, Barnes and Noble, 18300 NW Evergreen Pkwy., Beaverton (call 503-645-3046 to register); Saturday, October 18, 1PM, Barnes and Noble, 12000 SE 82nd Ave., Happy Valley (preregister by calling 503-786-3464); Saturday, October 25, 3PM, Barnes and Noble, 7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver (preregister in-store or to crm2679@bn.com) Suggested for ages 7 and up. “Decorate your backpack, locker or notebook with the Scoubidou. So many possibilities... It can be a key ring, backpack charm, zipper pull or belt loop dangler. Whatever it is, everyone needs at least one!”

Guided Birding Walk at Steigerwald”, Sunday, October 12, and Sunday, October 26, 8AM-11AM, Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Washougal, WA. Free. Preregistration required; contact Eric Anderson at (360) 887-4106 or eric_anderson@fws.gov to register. “Birdwatchers, both novice and experienced, are invited to come out and get a closer look at the refuges and the nature show created by the changing of the seasons. Experienced guides will identify birds, explain why habitat areas on the refuges provide vital resting stops for migrating birds, and discuss how the refuges are managed. Unusual sightings can surprise and excite birders on any of the hikes.” http://www.refugestewards.org/calendar.html

From Paper to 3D Printer: You Made It!”, Monday, October 13, 3:30PM, Hollywood Library. Preregistration required; please only register one person for the whole family, and register online: https://multcolib.org/events/paper-3d-printer-you-make-it/30398 Presented by OpenFab Pdx. “3D printing is the wave of the future! Come learn about 3D printers, see one in action, and design your own 3D printed refrigerator magnet or cookie cutter to take home.” http://openfabpdx.com

Oregon Children’s Theater Presents, “The Pressure Point”, Monday, October 13, 12PM, Portland’5, Antionette Hatfield Hall Rotunda, 1111 SW Broadway, Pdx. Free. Suggested for grades 4-6. “Utilizing an interactive  game-show format and involving audience participation, this production addresses the importance of making healthy choices and responding to peer pressure in a positive way.”

How Journalism Serves Communities”, Monday, October 13, 7PM, Lake Oswego Library; and Tuesday, October 14, 6PM, Central Library, US Bank Room. “How Journalism Serves Communities is the presentation on journalist's epiphanies, collected by Sara Brown, Ph.D and Paul Steinle during a 13-month period visiting all 50 states to interview editors and publishers across the USA. These epiphanies tell stories of journalists challenging authority, serving their communities, embracing empathy and influencing community change.” http://www.whoneedsnewspapers.org/index.php

Adolescent Substance Abuse - What Every Parent Should Know”, Monday, October 13, Monday, October 20, and Monday, October 27, 6:30PM, Three Creeks Community Library, Vancouver. Obviously especially for parents. “Early identification and intervention are key to disrupting a lifetime of addiction. This 45 minute talk by Daybreak Youth Services provides a high level overview of how drug use uniquely impacts the adolescent brain and how to talk to your children about addiction. If you have ever wondered if the teens in your life are abusing drug and/or alcohol, please join us for a presentation that might answer some of your questions. We'll explore what abuse looks like, symptoms you should look for, and strategies and resources to help the teens in your life stay clean.”

Otakugumi (Anime) Club”, Tuesday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 28, 6PM, Beaverton Library. Grades 6-12. Otakugumi Club meetings are THE library events for Anime and Manga lovers! Enjoy Japanese candies, see great anime movies and chat it up with fellow fanatics on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.”

The ‘Tween Scene! Where Families Meet to Talk about Books”, Tuesday, October 14, 6:30PM, Three Creeks Community Library, Vancouver. Preregistration required; call Holly at 360-906-4790. “Join a Parent/Child Book Discussion Group for a friendly, lively discussion on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Children ages 9-12 AND a parent must attend together, no younger children, please. Refreshments provided. Come to the library to pick up a copy of the "book of the month" which is yours to keep.”

Author Talk, “Barbara J. Moore”, Tuesday, October 14, 6:30PM, Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield, WA. “Barbara J. Moore reads from her book, ‘Hidden in the Valley’, the true story about her seventy-six year old mother who got lost and survived fourteen days in Oregon's rugged Wallowa Mountains with a mother bear and her cubs.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YD9GUDqvHE

Family Book Group- For the Younger Set”, Tuesday, October 14, 3:30PM, Northwest Library. “Boys and girls in grades 1-3 and their parents come together to share excellent books and learn about each other.”

Family Book Group”, Tuesday, October 14, 6PM, Hollywood Library. “Boys and girls in grades 4-6 with an adult family member gather to discuss children's literature.”

Disaster Preparedness”, Tuesday, October 14, 6:30PM, Canby Library. “Find out how to prepare yourself for natural and man-made disasters that can occur in our geographic area.”

Angels Rest Hike”, Tuesday, October 14, 8:30AM- 2PM, Angels Rest Trail, Columbia River Gorge, OR. Free. Moderate, 5 miles, 1,500’ elevation gain. Preregistration required; register online: http://gorgefriends.nonprofitsoapbox.com/hikes/event/230 “Jane Garbisch will lead this classic hike in the western Gorge. We will switchback our way upward on this forested trail, traversing some talus sections, with several viewpoints along the way. A scramble up the rugged rocks at the top will provide breathtaking vistas up and down the Columbia River.”

“Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything”, Tuesday, October 14, 7PM, Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta St., Pdx. $12 advance tickets, $40 for one ticket plus a signed copy of the book, $15 tickets at the door with books available for purchase for $30. “Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. The new book ‘Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything’ explores hundreds of the most interesting, unusual, and surprising chemical bonds, from rocks to ropes, and painkillers to pigments. Theodore Gray, author, and co-founder of Wolfram Research, will tell fascinating stories, show stunning photography, and have live on-stage demonstrations in this exploration of some of the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful chemical structures that make up every material in the world ‘Molecules’ is the long-awaited sequel to Theodore Gray’s bestselling book ‘The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe”. http://www.viaproductions.org/events/alberta_oct_14_molecules/ http://home.theodoregray.com

Film Screening, “Surviving Progress”, Tuesday, October 14, 6PM, North Portland Library. This film is a documentary that critiques consumerism. “Watch ‘Surviving Progress’ and join us for a discussion following the film.” http://survivingprogress.com

Jennifer Pharr-Davis, Record Holding Mega-Hiker”, Tuesday, October 14, 7PM, Salem Library, Loucks Auditorium. “Jennifer Pharr Davis has hiked over 12,000 miles of long-distance trails. She has trekked on six continents. In 2011, she was the first woman to claim the endurance record on the Appalachian Trail, hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes. Pharr Davis has authored five books, including three North Carolina guidebooks and two Appalachian Trail memoirs, ‘Becoming Odyssa’ and ‘Called Again’.” http://jenniferpharrdavis.tumblr.com/

"The Great Dissenters: An Evening with Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Justice John Marshall Harlan", Monday, October 15, 7PM, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Pdx. Free. Preregistration required; email events@ohs.org. “Join Oregon attorney Bill Barton and former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz for a living history presentation on two prominent figures in American judicial history, Justice John Marshall Harlan and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. It was Harlan’s lone dissents in the ‘Civil Rights Cases’ 109 U.S. 3 (1883) (in which Harlan maintained that discrimination in public accommodations was a ‘badge of slavery’) and Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537 (1896) (in which Harlan argued that Louisiana’s law requiring whites and blacks to ride in ‘separate but equal’ railroad cars violated the Fourteenth Amendment) that secured for Harlan his place as one of the Supreme Court’s greatest justices. In 1881 Holmes published ‘The Common Law’ in which he said that the only source of law is a judicial decision, and that judges decided cases on the facts, and the true basis for judicial decision are drawn from outside the law. During his tenure on the Supreme Court, Holmes advocated broad freedom of speech under the First Amendment, and his most famous dissent was Abrams v. U.S., 250 U.S. 630 (1919) which ultimately went on to become the bedrock of free speech protections in America.” http://www.ohs.org/visit-ohs/events.cfm

Author Talk, “Marie Lu”, Wednesday, October 15, 7PM, Hood River Library. “Waucoma Bookstore is hosting young adult author Marie Lu for an author reading and book signing at the Hood River County Library. Marie will be discussing her new book ‘The Young Elites’. Her first book, Legend, is a Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) title for 2014-2015.” http://marielubooks.tumblr.com/theyoungelites

From the Halls of Montezuma to the Hunt for Pancho Villa”, Wednesday, October 15, 12PM, Washington County Museum, 120 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Free with museum admission, $6 per person. Presented by Ilene O’Malley, the museum’s bilingual educator. http://www.washingtoncountymuseum.org/home/whats-happening/education-programs/lectures

Author Talk, “Alison Hawthorne Deming”, Wednesday, October 15, 7PM, Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy., Pdx. Alison Hawthorne Deming discusses her book, “Zoologies”. “Since the dawn of civilization, other animals have served as our adversaries and our companions, our helpers and our gods. Today, the inexorable rise of our own species has been accompanied by the large-scale extinction of others. And yet while much attention has been given to this alarming phenomenon, little attention has been given to a fascinating question: What does the disappearance of animals mean for the human imagination? Ranging from the Serengeti to Madrid to her own backyard, Alison Hawthorne Deming helps us see the creatures around us with fresh eyes. Along her journey, Deming uncovers what hyenas can tell us about human bloodlust, how the art of leaf-cutter ants complicates our own artistic endeavors, what elephants can teach us about the deep reverberations of war and peace in our communities, and more. Moving beyond the grief and anxiety that so often surrounds any consideration of species extinction, these artful and incisive essays illuminate the mystery and wonder of our shared earthly experience.” http://alisonhawthornedeming.com/books/prose/zoologies/

OBOB Book Club”, Wednesday, October 15, 4PM, Tualatin Library. Preregistration required; register in person at the library. Do you like to read? Do you like to get free books? Are you in 3rd through 5th grade? If so, you are invited to join our Oregon Battle of the Books Club! Each month from September through February, we will talk about two great books from the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) list for 3rd through 5th grade. Every child who registers for a session will receive free copies of the two books being discussed in that session.” October’s books: "The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester" by Barbara O'Connor, and “Rules” by Cynthia Lord.

Author Talk, “Mark Bittman”, Monday, October 15, 7:30PM, Powell’s, 1005 W. Burnside, Pdx. “In ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’, Mark Bittman’s updated must-have culinary reference, he shows how to make 2,000 innovative recipes that are delicious, made from scratch, and ready in anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.” http://markbittman.com/

Dr. Who Club”, Thursday, October 16, 6PM, Gladstone Library. “Are you a fan of Doctor Who? Watch episodes of all the Doctors and discuss/share any ‘Who’ related news. All ages welcome. Third Thursday of every month.”

Birding at Jackson Bottom”, Thursday, October 16, 8AM, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, 2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy., Hillsboro. “Join Audubon Society leaders Sue Carr and Bonnie Deneke as we view the marsh and forest birds. We will also visit the Interpretive Center which has an eagle’s nest on display.” http://audubonportland.org/trips-classes-camps/adult/fieldtrips/jacksonbottom-oct2014

Gardening Workshop”, Thursday, October 16, 6:30PM, Oak Lodge Library, Oak Grove. “Oak Grove Resident and expert gardener Arthur Moore returns to share his year-round gardening wisdom. Each month he will focus on things to plant and harvest in your garden for bountiful success all year long.”

Bookaneers”, Thursday, October 16, 6PM, Vancouver Community Library. “Each month a free copy of the next month’s book of the month will be given to those attending to keep and add to their home libraries. For children ages 6-9 with a participating adult. This month we’re reading ‘The Monster’s Ring’ by Bruce Coville.”

Produce Rules!”, Thursday, October 16, 6:30PM, Sunnyside Library. “Everything you need to know about choosing and using the best fruits and vegetables is made clear by the produce experts from New Seasons. Learn how to shop and store your produce, what’s great in this fall’s harvest and the incredible bounty local growers have to offer.”

Scott Burns”, Thursday, October 16, 7PM, Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Dr., Tualatin. Dr. Scott Burns is a geologist and expert on the Missoula Floods. http://www.iafi.org/events.asp

Molecule Madness”, Thursday, October 16, 5PM, Hillsboro Shute Park Library. Suggested for grades 4-5. Preregistration required; register online. “Explore the story of Rosalind Franklin, the chemist who photographed DNA and found a way to show the 3D structure of molecules. Afterwards build your own molecules! Registration is required online or at the library.”

Author Talk, “Angela Johnson”, Friday, October 17, 1PM, North Portland Library, and Friday, October 17, 3:30PM, Midland Library. Angela Johnson will focus on her YA novels. “More than 40 books later, Johnson is not only a writer, but an award-winning author who is hailed as a leading voice. From moving picture books that celebrate African-American families, history and relationships to stirring young adult novels, Johnson’s stories touch readers in ways that endure. Rich with memorable characters, lyricism and meaning, Johnson transports us to new places and keeps us there by exploring the threads that connect us. Please join us at North Portland Library as Angela Johnson shares stories from young audiences novels. Don't forget to bring your books for a book signing at the end.” http://www.ajohnsonauthor.com

15th Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Festival”, Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19, 241 Hwy 101, Yachats, OR. . Guided mushroom walks, exhibits, and cooking demonstrations are FREE and open to the public. Other events require a $5 festival pass, and workshops include a small materials fee. “Calling all fun-guys and fun-gals to the Yachats Village Mushroom Fest! Experience a weekend of wild forest mushroom cuisine, culinary markets, wine and beer tasting and live entertainment. In addition have a FUN time learning all about mushrooms, the role of fungi in forest ecology, how to grow your own culinary mushrooms, and much more. We are honored to have a phenomenal team of educators join this festival annually to give talks, and provide exhibits, guided walks and workshops. You may also take a culinary mushrooms cooking class or attend a mushrooms cooking demonstration.” Schedule to be posted here: http://yachats.org/events.html#Oct 2014

“¡O Romeo!”, Friday, October 17 through Sunday, November 9 with a preview October 16, Milagro Theater, Advance tickets $24, $19 for seniors and students ($16 all seats for the preview). ”This year Portland’s oldest celebration of the Day of the Dead will revive Shakespeare himself for a reunion with some of his most beloved characters. Inspired by stories of the New World, Shakespeare encounters the emerging traditions of Día de muertos. In the land of the dead all is possible, all boundaries are crossed and there are no barriers of languages or nationalities as Shakespeare’s dead discover with comedy and philosophy the Latino within them!” http://www.milagro.org/2-BoxOffice-Taquilla/tickets.html

Film Screening, “Every War Has Two Losers”, Friday, October 17, 6:30PM, Cedar Mill Library, upstairs meeting room. “A lifetime pacifist, much of the writing and activism of William Stafford focused on the potential for reconciliation as an alternative to choosing war. Based on Stafford's journals, this compelling film confronts collective beliefs surrounding war and features literary voices such as Alice Walker, Maxine Kong Kingston, Robert Bly, and Kim Stafford. Together they embark with Stafford on a search for a wiser and less violent world. Join us to view this short film and discuss it afterwards.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVjLXLFOpAU

Oregon Shadow Theater Presents, “Puss in Boots”, Friday, October 17, 7PM, Salem Library. “As the house lights go down we see and hear a musician on stage playing accordion and percussion. After his greeting, the shadow screen lights up and we see storyteller Marie Laveau as a shadow puppet, setting the tale with the wave of her fan. In New Orleans the miller's dying wish is granted as his three sons follow his casket through the streets in a traditional jazz funeral, complete with marching band. Antoine, the youngest son, inherits Puss, a remarkable talking cat. The two set out on a journey to impress the great King Calypso and the Princess, Sweet Emma. Soon Antoine is wrestling an alligator and Puss has to match wits with the shape changing Swamp Ogre. Live voices and Cajun, Zydeco and Caribbean music give spicy flavor to this production, which reaches a rousing conclusion in a Mardi Gras festival replete with colorful and fantastic costumes. Deb Chase manipulates the delightful shadow puppets to the sounds of Mick Doherty's one man band of accordion, percussion, kazoo, whistles and sound effects.” http://www.oregonshadowtheatre.com/pussinboots.html Highly recommended!

Harvest Celebration at Luscher Farm”, Saturday, October 18, 11AM-4PM, Luscher Farm, West Linn. Please walk, bike or park at C3 Church located at 17979 SW Stafford Road and take the shuttle to the farm. $5-$15 suggested donation. All ages. “Come to the farm and celebrate another successful season with our Farm Partners. Wagon rides, trick or treating in the milking parlor, plant sale, live music, petting zoo, kids activities and informational booths. Wear your Halloween costume and pose with the scarecrows for fun family pictures.” http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/harvest-celebration-luscher-farm

Birds at the Burke”, Saturday, October 18, 10AM-4PM, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St., Seattle. Free with admission, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7.50 youth ages 5 and up and students with ID. “Birds take the roost for our annual Birds at the Burke event! Head to the Burke for a fabulous day filled with all things feathered—from live bird shows to the basics of birding in your backyard—there's something for everyone! Get “up-close and personal” with owls, hawks and eagles during live bird shows with Yakima’s Raptor House Rehab Center at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Revel in the beauty of owls and woodpeckers with award-winning photographer and author Paul Bannick at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All day, Examine hundreds of bird specimens, including rare and delicate bird’s eggs with their nests. Make your own bird feeder and more hands-on activities. Learn the basics of birding during a special indoor bird watching experience. Join bird-watching walks on UW campus. Watch as scientists prepare birds for research.” http://www.burkemuseum.org/events/browse/birds_at_the_burke1

Salmon Homecoming”, Saturday, October 18, 11AM-4PM, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy., Gresham. Free with $5 per car day use fee. Salmon viewing, campfire and hot drinks all day. Saturday, tour of a salmon restoration project for ages 8 and up); and Sunday, mushroom identification walk (for ages 10 and up); both meeting at Group Picnic Area ‘A’ at 1:45PM. “Nothing says Pacific Northwest like the annual return from the ocean of salmon, fighting upstream to spawn and die in the rivers of their birth. In October, witness this ancient, iconic phenomenon at Oxbow Regional Park along the Sandy River, one of the nation’s designated Wild and Scenic rivers. During the annual salmon homecoming, naturalists are on hand at Oxbow to help you see the salmon and explore other aspects of the park’s 1,000 acres of old growth forest, hiking and equestrian trails and river beaches.” http://www.oregonmetro.gov/event/salmon-homecoming-oxbow-regional-park/2014-10-18-11-00

Compass Orientation Class”, Saturday, October 18, 10AM, Estacada Library, Flora Room. Preregistration required; email fungusfest@yahoo.com. “Steve Schmidt will teach a workshop in using a compass. Steve is an experienced tour guide and owner of Tours with Steve, an eco friendly mushroom hunters guide service.” http://www.estacadafungusfest.com/IndentifyClinic.html

Mushroom Basics Class”, Saturday, October 18, 1:15PM, Estacada Library, Flora Room. Preregistration required; email fungusfest@yahoo.com. “Learn how to identify mushrooms from Judy Roger, member Of Oregon Mycological Society. Judy studied mycology at the University of Washington with Dr. Stuntz who coerced her into teaching at Seattle Community College to 'set the learning'. That led to teaching at other community colleges as well as consulting and providing contract mycology for the US Forest Service and other agencies. She has served as an identifier for the Poison Center as well. She likes to eat mushrooms but prefers to study them and teach mushroom microscopy.” http://www.estacadafungusfest.com/IndentifyClinic.html

11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta”, Saturday, October 18, 10AM-4PM, Tualatin Lake Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg St., Tualatin. “If you’ve never been to the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta odds are you’ve never seen anyone sit inside a giant pumpkin let alone race one across a lake dressed as a superhero or the tooth fairy!” http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/west-coast-giant-pumpkin-regatta-official-page

Make Something…With Paper Mache”, a two-day class, Saturday, October 18, and Saturday, October 25, 10AM-12PM, Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield, WA. “Make a friendly or creepy papier mache creature at this program held on October 18 and October 25. First we will create bodies from wire hangers, tape, and crumpled newspaper. Then we will cover the bodies with sheets dipped in glue. On the 25th we will paint our creatures and add claws etc.”

First Annual Harvest Hootenanny”, Saturday, October 18, 1PM, 14004 SE Fairoaks Ave., Milwaukie. $10 suggested donation. “Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning celebration or party. Nowadays a Hootenanny is most commonly known as a folk music party. Joan Baez made the analogy that a hootenanny is to folk singing what a jam session is to jazz. Join Revels for a musical celebration of autumn and the wonderful harvest that our beautiful state offers. Bring your instrument and voice and be ready to make beautiful music together! We’ll have a potluck meal so bring a dish to share. An old fashioned apple pie auction will be held along with bobbing for apples, pumpkin decorating and much uproarious fun!” http://portlandrevels.org/calendar/first-annual-harvest-hootenanny/

Traveling Museum of Oregon Prehistory”, Saturday, October 18, 11AM, Champoeg State Park Visitor Center. Free with $5 per vehicle day use fee. “Champoeg State Heritage Area joins dozens of other Oregon locations by Participating in the month long 2014 Oregon Archaeology Celebration. On Saturday October 18th retired Oregon State Archaeologist Dr. Leland Gilsen will exhibit a ‘Traveling Museum of Oregon Prehistory’ - showcasing the tools, weapons, and technological achievements of the First Americans. The museum about Oregon covers 14,000+ years and the cultures found in the NW Coast, Columbia Plateau, Inter-Mountain and Great Basin ecological zones. The Oregon Archaeology Celebration was created through a proclamation by the Governor of Oregon that set aside one month each year to celebrate and promote archaeology, cultural heritage, and history with a focus on Oregon. It represents a great opportunity for members of the public to discover the compelling and colorful history and heritage of the state.” http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_event&eventId=21837 More about the Traveling Museum here: http://oregon-archaeology.com/museum/

StoryCon 2014”, Saturday, October 18, Vancouver Community Library. “StoryCon is a one day reader’s convention, laser-focused on helping book lovers find their next great book. Come interact with 30+ authors as they read from their books and give you an insider’s look at their work. Enjoy author readings, book signings, and interactive discussion panels.” Lots of YA authors! Check out all the details here: http://storyconvention.com

Spirits of Oregon City”, Saturday, October 18, every 15 minutes beginning at 6PM with the last tour leaving at 8:15PM, beginning at Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 5th St., Oregon City. $12 per person. Preregistration required; call the Best Western Rivershore Hotel at 503-665-7141. “Join us for the annual Spirits of Historic Oregon City. This guided walk of the McLoughlin Neighborhood takes you to historic homes where you will meet the residents of the 19th century. Citizens from the city's past will entertain and educate you with their tales of luck, good or bad, from the past of our historic town. Stops include the Stevens Crawford Heritage House, McLoughlin House, Barclay House and Atkinson Memorial Church. The tour includes a visit to Rose Farm, a short drive away.”  http://www.nwghosttours.com/

Soap Making”, Saturday, October 18, 10AM, OMSI Chemistry Lab. $15 per ticket, maximum 3 people per ticket. Preregistration required; register online: https://www.omsi.edu/node/12167 Suggested for ages 10 and up. “Make soap and discover both the reactions that go into its creation and why it has such amazing cleaning properties! Participants must wear clothing that completely covers their arms, legs, and feet (no sandals or open-toed shoes) as we will be working with caustic substances. One ticket allows up to three people to make a pound of soap (6-8 bars) together in the OMSI Chem Lab.”

Oregon Archives Crawl”, Saturday, October 18, 10AM-3PM, with Access to archival institutions at OHS, Multnomah County Central Library, and City of Portland Archives and Records Center. Free. “The fourth annual Oregon Archives Crawl takes place in three locations — Multnomah County Central Library, Oregon Historical Society, and City of Portland Archives and Records Center — and features collections from dozens more. This celebration of Oregon Archives Month offers the opportunity to meet real, live archivists representing over thirty Oregon archives and cultural organizations and see fabulous examples from their varied collections! OHS will feature special library tours and activities for the whole family. Admission is free for everyone all day!” http://pdxarchivists.wordpress.com

Author Talk, “Dee Williams”, Saturday, October 18, 2PM, Hollywood Library. “Join Dee Williams for a reading from her memoir, ‘The Big Tiny’, and an opportunity to view her vardo (little house) live!” http://padtinyhouses.com/the-big-tiny/

Evening Performance”, Saturday, October 18, 7PM, Lelooska Foundation, 165 Merwin Village Rd., Ariel, WA. $12 adults, $8 children 12 and under. Preregistration required; registration details on their website: http://lelooska.org/th_event/evening-program-3/ Gates open at 5:30 and include the museum. “Set in the fire-lit replica of a Kwa’kwaka’wakw ceremonial house, the living history performance consists of dramatic narration and dance presentations of traditional Northwest Coast ceremonial masks. Chief Tsungani and the Lelooska Family dancers bring each mask to life with its song, dance and story. The performance is designed to give the audience an understanding of Northwest Coast First Nations culture, as well as a feeling of intimate participation in this living history.”

TurkFest”, Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, Seattle Center, Armory/Center House Main Floor, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. “Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Turkey through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, an authentic Turkish tea house, and a lively marketplace. This enriching, engaging, and entertaining festival of friendship celebrates the multiple cultures that link modern Turkey to the East and West.” http://turkfest.org

PDX Home Movie Day”, Saturday, October 18, 1PM-5PM, Northwest Film Center at the Portland Art Museum, 934 SW Salmon St., Pdx. Free. “The Film Center and Oregon Historical Society are excited to celebrate treasures lost and found at the worldwide Home Movie Day. Pull out your home movies—8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm film (no video please!)—and share them on the big screen with fellow film enthusiasts. We’ll also show films from the Moving Image Collections of the Historical Society and Film Center. Learn how best to care for your films, enjoy some tasty treats and play Home Movie Day Bingo, too.” http://homemoviedaypdx.tumblr.com/

Mask Extravaganza!”, Saturday, October 18, 2PM, Capitol Hill Library (free tickets will be given out at 1:30PM); and Saturday, October 25, 2PM, Gresham Library. “Join artist and teacher, Judith Hankin, in a Mask Extravaganza! Feathers, ribbons, colors and fun will be our ingredients as we design our own fantastical creations. Who will you be? A wild thing? An animal? A princess, goblin, fairy or friend? Come see! All materials are provided.”

Washington County Open Studios”, Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, 11AM-5PM, free. See examples of works from participating artists and get all the details on their website: http://www.washcoart.org/about/

Public Night at the Haggart Observatory”, Saturday, October 18, 7PM- 10PM, Haggart Observatory on the grounds of the John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Free. Please call 503-594-6044 option 1 after 3PM on the day of the event to hear a recording that will tell you if it is too cloudy for this event to take place. You may climb the stairs to the observation deck and have a turn looking through the main telescope! No flashlights please. More info here: http://www.rosecityastronomers.org/sp/haggart.htm Visitors get in line very early for this event, so be prepared for a wait. It will be worth it!

Sandy River Delta Walk”, Saturday, October 18, 4PM- 7:30PM. Easy, 3.4 miles, little elevation gain. Preregistration required; register online: http://gorgefriends.nonprofitsoapbox.com/hikes/event/232 “Join Courtney Yilk of the Confluence Project and Wildlife Biologist Bill Weiler at the Sandy River Delta. We'll learn about the recent dam removal project and habitat restoration. We'll visit architect Maya Lin's Bird Blind, highlighting the human connection to the natural environment. Please know the Sandy River Delta is very dog-friendly. While we have a no-dog policy for our hiking program, you will likely be around many dogs as you take this walk.”

Portland Retro Gaming Expo”, Saturday, October 18, 10AM-7PM, and Sunday, October 19, 10AM- 5PM, $25 weekend pass, $20 Saturday only, $15 Sunday only, free for ages 10 and under. “Our primary mission is to educate our visitors on the impact that video games have made on our society. Our main methods for doing this are through hands-on interaction with classic games and by hosting speaking engagements from important figures from video game history.” In addition to speakers, panel discussions and exhibitors, they feature a hands-on arcade. “Put simply, it will be 20,000 square feet of full-size arcade cabs and pinball machines. All awesome and all set to freeplay. It's like a museum that you can touch - pay one admission price and play all weekend.” http://www.retrogamingexpo.com

Traveling Museum of Oregon Prehistory”, Saturday, October 18, 11AM- 4PM, Champoeg State Park, Visitor Center. Free with $5 per vehicle day use fee. “Champoeg State Heritage Area joins dozens of other Oregon locations by Participating in the month long 2014 Oregon Archaeology Celebration. On Saturday October 18th retired Oregon State Archaeologist Dr. Leland Gilsen will exhibit a Traveling Museum of Oregon Prehistory - showcasing the tools, weapons, and technological achievements of the First Americans. The museum about Oregon covers 14,000+ years and the cultures found in the NW Coast, Columbia Plateau, Inter-Mountain and Great Basin ecological zones. The Oregon Archaeology Celebration was created through a proclamation by the Governor of Oregon that set aside one month each year to celebrate and promote archaeology, cultural heritage, and history with a focus on Oregon. It represents a great opportunity for members of the public to discover the compelling and colorful history and heritage of the state.” http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_event&eventId=21837

Sugar Skulls”, Saturday, October 18, 3PM, Kenton Library; Saturday, October 25, 1PM, Gregory Heights Library; Saturday, October 25, 1PM, St. Johns Library; Sunday, October 26, 3PM, Fairview-Columbia Library; and Tuesday, October 28, 5PM, Rockwood Library. “In this hands-on workshop, students will learn about the Day of the Dead celebration and its traditions. Participants will paint their own edible sugar skull and dedicate it to an ancestor or loved one. Why sugar? Throughout Mexico, Day of the Dead is a celebration of joyful remembrance, and the sweetness of sugar reminds us of joy. Nuestro Canto will also explain the special place that sugar skulls have in honoring our ancestors.” http://grupo-condor.com/id73.html This is a wonderful workshop- highly recommended!

Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest”, Sunday, October 19, 11:30AM and 1:30PM, Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook. Free. “An amazing variety of fungi thrive in the Tillamook State Forest. Join state park ranger, Dane Osis, for a program on these wild forest mushrooms. You will view freshly picked fungi, learn to identify edible and poisonous varieties, and discover the important roles that fungi play in forest health. Following the talk, you can take an optional short hike with Dane to search for and identify mushrooms. Feel free to bring in samples of mushrooms for identification.” http://www.tillamookforestcenter.org/events_05.html His presentations are fabulous. Highly recommended!

Mushrooms of Leach Botanical Garden”, Sunday, October 19, 12PM-4PM, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., Pdx. $25. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.leachgarden.org/event/mushrooms-leach-garden/?eID=4110 “Join instructor Gradey Proctor for an exploration of the world of fungi. We will start with basic mushroom anatomy and introduce some of the major mushroom genera in our region. We will then stroll through Leach Botanical Garden to see what is showing and how they live. Come away with some useful identification tips, harvesting and cooking advice, and much more.”

Oregon Mycological Society Fall Mushroom Show”, Sunday, October 19, 12PM-5PM, World Forestry Center, Miller Hall, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Pdx. Admission $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free for kids 11 and under. It’s an awesome show! They will be selling guide books and inexpensive oyster mushroom growing kits, and educating about edible mushrooms, dyeing with mushrooms, mushroom identification, etc. Plus there will be a mind-boggling display of wild mushrooms! Who could ask for more? https://wildmushrooms.org

Bike the Levees”, Sunday, October 19, 10AM, Multnomah County Drainage District, 1880 NE Elrod Dr., Pdx. Free. Suggested for ages 12 and up. Helmets required. Preregistration required; register online: http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/356/ “Bring your bike and your friends for a tour of Portland’s levee system! The Multnomah County Drainage Districts and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 16-mile trip on easy terrain. We’ll be on a mix of dedicated pedestrian path, bike lanes and short distances of shoulder riding. A portion of this ride will be on the scenic Columbia Slough Trail. Learn about functionality and history of Portland’s levee system which protects people and properties from flooding the work being done to ensure that the levee system meets modern standards for public safety. Riders will explore how the levees are managed for the balance of safety, recreation, and restoration.”

Tualatin NWR Bird Walk”, Sunday, October 19, meeting at the Backyard Bird Shop, 16949 SW 65th Ave., Lake Oswego. Free. Preregistration required; cal 503-620-7454. “Join naturalist Elaine Murphy on a tour of Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge. Located on the outskirts of Portland, it is one of only a few urban national wildlife refuges in the country. It is home to nearly 200 species of birds, over 50 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and amphibians, and a wide variety of insects, fish and plants.” http://backyardbirdshop.com/index.php/site/event/tualatin_national_wildlife_refuge_free_bird_walk_oct_2/

Wahclella Falls Family Hike”, Sunday, October 19, 9:30AM- 2PM, Columbia River Gorge, OR. Free. Easy, 1.8 miles, 380’ elevation gain. Preregistration required; register online: http://gorgefriends.nonprofitsoapbox.com/hikes/event/234 “Join Hike Leader Mary Ann Schmidt and Friends Content Specialist Stan Hall on this educational salmon hike up Tanner Creek to thundering Wahclella Falls. Learn about the life cycle of a salmon and get to witness their spawning grounds first hand. Great family outing!”

Nature Detectives”, Monday, October 20, 3:30PM, Hillsboro Main Library. Suggested for grades 1-3. Preregistration required; register online.  Presented by Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. “Fall is here and we need to go outside and explore! What are animals doing to prepare themselves for winter? Come be a nature detective as we solve these fall mysteries. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.”

Author Talk, “Donna Stewart”, Monday, October 20, 7PM, Powell’s, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. “As part of the America’s Haunted Road Trip series, 'Ghosthunting Oregon' takes readers along on a guided tour of some of the Beaver State’s most haunted historic locations. Local author Donna Stewart researched each location thoroughly before visiting, digging up clues for the paranormal aspect of each site. In ‘Ghosthunting Oregon’, Stewart takes readers to some of the spookiest haunts across the state including: Oaks Park in Portland, where visitors have reported a ghostly apparition of a child in a 1920s or 1930s style dress; the O'Kane Building in central Oregon, where people have reported seeing ‘ghostly smoke’ and strange lights; and Pioneer Park in Pendleton, where some have reported apparitions and hearing voices.  With a copy of ‘Ghosthunting Oregon’ in hand, readers can visit some of the spookiest haunts across the state and compare their experiences.” http://www.psioforegon.com/donnastewart.html

Stories from the Other Side of Midnight”, Tuesday, October 21, 7PM, Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro. Free. Appropriate for all ages. “Join us just in time for Hallows Eve as professional storyteller Chetter Galloway shares suspenseful stories from African American folklore. From humorous tales of divine intervention to haunting ghosts in the graveyard, Chetter delivers suspenseful, chilling tales that may make you JUMP! Derived from stories collected and preserved in the African oral tradition, this program will address also why these stories were told and their importance in the African American community.” http://www.chettergalloway.com

The Island of Cyprus”, Tuesday, October 21, 6:30PM, Battle Ground Community Library. “The Republic of Cyprus, a country rich in beauty and history, where inhabitants are both Greek and Turkish, has beaches to stretch out on, ruins to wander, and authentic cheese to chew on. Tammy and Vern Haas visited the largest Greek Island in August 2013. They will take you on a photographic journey of ruins, villages, and beaches with stories of history, tradition, culture, and conflict.”

5th Annual Garden Home Sustainability Fair”, Tuesday, October 21, 4PM-7PM, Garden Home Library. “Peruse booths on various sustainable topics and businesses from gardening to recycling to water. Here are a just a few of the booths that will be at the 2014 fair: Winterbloom Inc (landscaping), Toxic Reduction Outreach, Sunlight Solar Energy, Solar Oregon, Washington County Recycling, New Seasons Raleigh Hills (they always bring great snacks), Green Living Journal, RS Solar Energy, Friends of Tyron Creek, Laurence Overmire, Brooks Design Services, and Beaverton Solid Waste and Recycling. Plus check out a Tesla electric car and the THPRD Naturemobile here! Recycled craft and activities for children too.”

Felting Fun!”, Tuesday, October 21, 3:30PM, Troutdale Library. Grades 6 and up. “In this workshop, teens can learn to transform wool into small and intricate felted food, critters or their favorite anime character. Artist LeBrie Rich will demonstrate how to make almost anything through the process of needle felting!” http://penfelt.com

Growing Food in Small Spaces”, Tuesday, October 21, 7PM, Hillsboro Main Library. “Join us for a class on growing healthy veggies and edible flowers in containers and small spaces. Learn about vertical gardens, fence boxes, salad gardens, container gardens, potato tower, and much more. The instructor will also cover compost mixes, fertilizing, watering, and sun versus shade.”

Saving This Old House: The Historic Shaver-Bilyeu House”, Tuesday, October 21, 7PM, Tigard Library, Burgess Community Room. “Build by William Shaver in 1906 and restored by Dan and Jacque Quello in 1992, the Shaver-Bilyeu House is a Tigard landmark that has a long colorful history. Dan Quello shares the story of his renovation success.” http://www.portlandhistory.net/2013/12/shaver-bilyeu-house/

Homeschool Book Party”, Tuesday, October 21, 1PM, Fairview-Columbia Library. “Calling all homeschoolers ages 6-10! Make new friends, talk about great books, and make book-related crafts. Read ‘The Blue Ghost’ by Marion Dane Bauer.” http://www.mariondanebauer.com/bkpages/bk_blueghost.html

The Willamette Locks: Past, Present and Future”, Wednesday, October 22, 6:30PM, Museum of the Oregon Territory, Murdock Gallery, 211 Tumwater Dr., Oregon City. Free. “Discuss the design, history, and current status of a treasure of engineering the Willamette Falls Locks with the Army Corps of Engineers.” http://www.clackamashistory.org/events.html

Day of the Dead Crafts”, Wednesday, October 22, 3:30PM-5:30PM, Vancouver Community Library. Drop-in crafts suggested for ages 5-11.

The Read-Aloud Crowd”, Wednesday, October 22, 5PM, Battle Ground Library. “This is a "starter" book discussion group geared towards children 6-8 yrs. of age and their accompanying adult! Pick up a copy of the book from the library read it together and come ready to discuss and have fun with new friends! Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. This month we’re reading ‘Waiting for the Magic’ by Patricia MacLachlan.”

Panel Discussion: 100 Years of Women in the Legislature”, Thursday, October 22, 7PM, Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Pdx. Free. “This November marks the 100th anniversary of the election of State Representative Marian Towne, the first woman to serve in the Oregon State Legislature. She would be joined in the 1915 legislative session by Kathryn Clarke, who was elected in a special election in January, 1915. To celebrate this centennial, OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk will moderate a program featuring a panel of former and current women state legislators, who will share stories of their challenges, experiences, and accomplishments.” A list of the 5 panelists can be found on their website: http://www.ohs.org/visit-ohs/events.cfm

Vermicomposting Workshop”, Thursday, October 23, 6PM, Columbia Springs, Swift Classroom, 12208 SE Evergreen Pkwy, Vancouver. Suggested for adults and kids ages 5 and up. Register either for free (information only) or for $35 to include the materials for your own worm bin. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.columbiasprings.org/events/annual-events/mcrworkshops/ “Learn the wonders of worms and take home your very own worm composting system. Just like a Family Wormshop but not quite as kid-centric. All ages (five and up) are welcome though! Information is free if you do not wish to take home worms and a bin.”

OBOB Event”, Thursday, October 23, 6:30PM, Newberg Library. “Get some OBOB practice with sample questions, meet other teams, and get ideas for your OBOB team! This event is for practice purposes only. Questions are not official.”

Energy Anthropology”, Thursday, October 23, 7PM, Hotel Oregon, 310 NE Evens St., McMinnville. $5 suggested donation. All ages welcome. Presented by Thomas Love, Ph.D. “Even though few of us think about such quotidian practices as food, shelter, transportation, our jobs, and such in abstract energy terms, human life, like all life on earth, is predicated on the continued provision of high-quality energy, converted by plants through photosynthesis. While ultimately the vast bulk of this energy flow comes from the sun, most of modern life as we have quickly come to know it is built on not just the daily bathing of earth by solar radiation, but primarily by the one-time, nonrenewable energy bonanza of fossil sunlight – petroleum, coal, natural gas and the like. In this talk, anthropologist Thomas Love will explore how humanity has got to its present circumstance, and what trends seem to be unfolding that will affect our lives ahead. Anthropologists have a rather long, if uneven engagement with energy issues, generally spiking when there is broader concern about energy transitions (1940s – atomic energy, 1970s – oil embargoes, now). Humanity is fast approaching a net energy cliff, where the amount of energy needed to produce energy is growing as we find ourselves forced to search for more expensive energy: undersea oil, less energy dense solar electricity, and petroleum in politically unstable regions. How we manage energy powerdown hinges less on technological developments than on the cultural inertia and political arrangements that seem to be blocking effective responses to these unprecedented challenges.” https://www.omsi.edu/sciencepubmcminnville/102314

Author Talk,John Marzluff”, Thursday, October 23, 7PM, Powell’s, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. John Marzluff will discuss his book, “Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife”. “‘Welcome to Subirdia’ presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how our own actions affect the birds and animals that live in our cities and towns, and he provides ten specific strategies everyone can use to make human environments friendlier for our natural neighbors. Over many years of research and fieldwork, Marzluff and student assistants have closely followed the lives of thousands of tagged birds seeking food, mates, and shelter in cities and surrounding areas. From tiny Pacific wrens to grand pileated woodpeckers, diverse species now compatibly share human surroundings. By practicing careful stewardship with the biological riches in our cities and towns, Marzluff explains, we can foster a new relationship between humans and other living creatures—one that honors and enhances our mutual destiny.” http://sefs.washington.edu/research.acl/

Rangoli Design Workshop”, Thursday, October 23, 4PM, Hillsboro Shute Park Library. Suggested for grades 4-5. “Celebrate Diwali, commonly known as the ‘festival of lights,’ by creating a beautiful rangoli design! Rangoli are Indian art designs traditionally made to decorate homes.”

Author Talk, “LeeAnn McLennan”, Thursday, October 23, 7PM, Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 Capitol Hwy., Pdx. LeeAnn McLennan discusses her book, “Dormant”. “Dormant is the first book in a new trilogy from Portland author LeeAnn McLennan. When Olivia is seven she sees her supernormal mother murdered by Mountain of Ash, a super villain terrorist organization. Olivia decides then and there the secretive and dangerous life of a supernormal is not for her. For the next seven years she lives life a normal kid with her normal dad--until she is forced to awaken her dormant powers to save hostages in a bank robbery. Now Olivia's powers won’t go back into the genie's bottle. Olivia must do what she dreads most--ask her mother's family, the Brighthalls, for help controlling her powers.” http://leeannmclennan.com/blog-page/

Author Talk, “Matthew Holm”, Thursday, October 23, 6:30PM, Sunnyside Library, Clackamas. “Author/illustrator (graphic novels ‘Babymouse’ and ‘Squish’) Matthew Holm brings his creativity to the library. Find out how he creates those awesome pictures and wild stories. The first 100 kids will receive a free copy of one of his books!” http://www.matthewholm.net

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing”, Thursday, October 23, 1:30PM-4:30PM, OMSI, South Parking Lot. Free. “A partial solar eclipse occurs in the polar regions of the Earth when the center of the Moon's shadow misses the Earth. OMSI and Rose City Astronomers Club will host a partial solar eclipse viewing party at the east parking lot of OMSI on Thursday, October 23. The free event will begin at 1:30 pm and end at 4:30 pm. Filtered solar telescopes will be available for safe viewing of the Sun. The center of the Moon's shadow will miss the earth, passing above the North Pole, but a partial eclipse will be visible at sunrise in far eastern Russia and before sunset across most of North America. For Portland, the eclipse gets underway at 1:37 pm when the Moon makes first contact with the Sun. The maximum eclipse accords at 3:04 pm when the Moon covers 56 percent of the Sun's diameter at 26 degrees above the western horizon. The partial eclipse will end at 4:23 pm as the Moon exits. Do not view any of this eclipse without eye protection. Even during the partial eclipse, the Sun shines brightly enough to damage your eyes if the eclipse is observed without a protective filter. Use only an approved solar filter which blocks dangerous ultraviolet and infrared radiation as well as visible light. The special solar filter viewing glasses are available at the OMSI Science Store (503-797-4626). The last partial solar eclipse in Oregon was on May 20, 2012. After the October 23 eclipse, observers will have the good fortune to enjoy an even more spectacular eclipse; a total eclipse visible from most of Oregon, on August 21, 2017. Learn about the eclipse with our experts and be a part of this live viewing event at OMSI!” https://www.omsi.edu/starparties/partial-solar-eclipse-viewing/102314  More about the eclipse and what can be seen from different time zones here: http://earthsky.org/tonight/partial-solar-eclipse-for-north-america-on-october-23#time

Fly Gals! Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II”, Thursday, October 23, 7PM, Beaverton Library Meeting Room B. “The WASPs were the first American women military pilots in history. During the war they flew vital ferry, training, and flight test missions to free up men for combat operations. Led by famed aviators Jacqueline Cochran and Nancy Love, more than a thousand women private pilots from all parts of the country graduated from military flight training and flew difficult and often hazardous missions. Disbanded before the war’s end for political reasons, they were forgotten for decades until Congress officially recognized their service and bestowed full military benefits in 1978. Author and speaker Sig Unander, Jr. tells the fascinating story of this distinctive organization with rare period photographs and profiles of individual WASPs, including Portland’s remarkable Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese-American woman pilot, who died completing a dangerous fighter plane ferry mission. Lee was one of 38 WASPs who lost their lives while serving their country in World War II.” http://sigunander.wordpress.com/about/

Haunted: A Night of Magic”, Thursday, October 23, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, Magenta Theater, 606 Main St., Vancouver. “A strange sound in the night. A door closes when no one is near. A dark shadow flits across the hall, seen out of the corner of your eye. There is someone standing in your doorway in the darkness, but gone when the lights come on. Maybe it is just your imagination....or maybe you are Haunted. As Halloween and the Day of the Dead approach, and the walls between this world and the next begin to thin, join the Magenta Theater and Master Mentalist Jay Fredericks along with his magician cohorts on a journey into the dark realm of ghosts, haunts, and spirits!” http://www.magentatheater.com

Anime and Manga Club”, Friday, October 24, 1PM, Estacada Library. Ages 12-18.

Birding at Whitaker Ponds”, Friday, October 24, 9AM, 7040 NE 47th Ave., Pdx. “Please join Audubon Society leaders Patty Newland and Candace Larson for a bird walk at Whitaker Ponds, a hidden urban oasis in NE Portland. We will circle the pond looking for ducks, songbirds, eagles, and owls. Park inside gated area at the Ponds.” http://audubonportland.org/trips-classes-camps/adult/fieldtrips/whitaker-oct2014

Concert, “Cascadia Loud Band”, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 7:30PM, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Pdx. $15. “The Cascadia Loud Band is a new ensemble that performs on several different combinations of instruments associated with the festive outdoor music of the Renaissance. The new Cascadia Loud Band plays on a quartet of shawms, as well as 2 shawms and 2 sackbutts, bagpipes, schreierpfeiffen, and recorders. Shawms are the forerunners of the oboe family, characterized by a strong, bright timbre and a wide, flared bell. Sackbutts are the precursors to the trombone family, with a smaller bell, built in 4 different sizes. Schreierpfeiffen are capped shawms with a very loud, bright sound and a wide conical bore, sometimes incorrectly referred to as rauschpfeiffen. Music of England. Musicians: Brandon Labadie, Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, and Hideki Yamaya. Stay tuned for possible updates on location and other details.” http://www.emgo.org/events.htm

“Owl Prowl”, Friday, October 24, 7PM, Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 NE 47th Ave., Pdx. Suggested for ages 5-11. $5 per person suggested donation. Preregistration required; register online: http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/84/ “Have some little owlets aged 5-11 that love to hoot at home? Bring them to our Owl Prowl to learn more about these amazing nighttime predators. An indoor presentation covers local owls and their adaptations. Then the outdoor night hike is our opportunity to look and listen for the Great Horned Owls (and bats, deer, and beavers) at Whitaker Ponds.”

"Legends and Lore of Lake Oswego", Friday, October 24, 5:30PM, Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego.  $13. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/legends-and-lore-lake-oswego  "Discover Lake Oswego's rich history and explore legends of centuries past with an inaugural haunted historic tour. Enjoy a twilight stroll throughout town filled with fun folklore, antique sites, spirits and storytelling. This family friendly event takes place rain or shine so be sure to register early!"

“2nd Annual Movement as Mettaphor”, all 24 hours of Friday, October 24, Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave., Pdx. Free. “If you can walk, you can dance this dance. Move the Metta~phor that moves you. For Andrea, it is the animals – for you, only you know. Come put your energy in motion and dance your healing vision for our planet. Let’s build the Metta (loving compassion for all)! Andrea Bell, Nia teacher and Animal Rights activist, is holding space for a 24 hour endurance movement ritual dedicated to creating awareness of the horrific abuse of animals as well as the staggering crisis this abuse is creating for our planet. We will be holding a vision for an end to their suffering. Come visit and/or participate at any point with a movement dedication of your own. We begin at midnight with a solo dance. Open public ceremony at 12:30 am by Sara Pagano. 20 minute led Nia dance at 9 am led by Andrea Bell. The Planetary Dance led by Karri Winn from 6:00-7:00 pm. Final hours with live music accompaniment by Charles Sorgie. Jump in and dance/move at any point throughout the 24 hour period; this is a free public event.” http://www.movementasmettaphor.com/#!mam/ch0y

Author Talk, “Jacqueline West”, Friday, October 24, 7PM, Powell’s, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. Jacqueline West discusses her book, “Still Life”, the final book of the Books of Elsewhere series for kids. http://www.jacquelinewest.com/

“Kids Knit!”, Saturday, October 25, 11AM, North Portland Library. “Discover a fun new hobby by learning to knit or improving your current skills! Needles and yarn provided or bring your own supplies. For grade school-age children and up.”

Author Talk, “Cat Winters”, Saturday, October 25, 4PM, Powell’s, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. Cat Winters discusses her YA historical novel, “The Cure for Dreaming”. “Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.” http://www.catwinters.com/

“Native Forest Hike”, Saturday, October 25, 1PM, Forest Park, Pdx, meeting at the Dogwood Trailhead on NW 53rd Dr. $10. Preregistration required; register online: http://forestpark.businesscatalyst.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=232657 “Join local author and biologist Marcy Houle on this guided hike and learn the wildlife and plants that linger, even thrive, through our native forest winters. These quiet months ahead will reveal secrets hard to see any other time of year.”

Saturday DIY Workshop: Spa Products”, Saturday, October 25, 2PM, Tigard Library, Burgess Community Room. “Make your own bath salts, scrubs and eye mask to pamper yourself. Materials will be provided.”

Mushroom Hunting”, Morning of Saturday, October 25. $20. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.estacadafungusfest.com/MushroomHunting.html “Estacada Festival of the Fungus Foray will be led by Steve Schmidt. We will search the forest around up the Clackamas River outside Estacada. This will take place in the morning before the ID clinic.”

Mushroom Identification Clinic”, Saturday, October 25, 12PM-4PM, Estacada Community Center, 200 SW Lakeshore Dr., Estacada. “Whether you’re a first time picker or a seasoned connoisseur or just curious about a fungus that pops up in your own yard, we would love to see what you find at Identification Clinic held by Jake Hurlbert who will conduct a clinic from noon to four at the Estacada Community Center on Saturday, October 25. Anyone can bring in any fungus they find and Jake will tell identify it for you. Jake Hurlbert, MS, belongs to the Pacific Northwest Mycological Society. Look for mushrooms with a fresh appearance, free from major blemishes. Be sure to select the entire mushroom including the base which is under the soil line. Wrap the specimen in waxed paper, not plastic wrap. Fresh specimens are easier to identify so please bring only mushrooms picked one or two days before the festival. While you are waiting for your specimen to be identified you can spend some time chatting with fellow fungi aficionados, take some photographs of the specimens, view an Art Show of Mushroom Masterpieces.” http://www.estacadafungusfest.com/IndentifyClinic.html

Silver Tea”, Saturday, October 25, 6:30PM, Stevens-Crawford Heritage house, 603 6th St., Oregon City. Donations requested. “Honor the birthday of Ms. Mertie Stevens in her own home, at this charming open house. Tea and sweets will be served.” http://www.clackamashistory.org/events.html

Halloween Night Flight”, Saturday, October 25, 5PM, Audubon Society of Portland, 5151 NW Cornell Rd., Pdx. $12.50 for the first person per group, $10 for each additional member. Preregistration required; register online: http://audubonportland.org/about/events/halloween “Celebrate Halloween at the Audubon Society of Portland as you learn all about the creatures of the night! Come face-to-face with Audubon’s Great Horned Owl, Northern Spotted Owl, Turkey Vulture and Raven. Enjoy crafts, learning stations, and a naturalist-led night walk that will investigate the creatures that haunt the Audubon sanctuary at night. When you register please indicate your preferred night walk time. Event will be held rain or shine.”

Scary Stories with Jacque”, Saturday, October 25, 2PM, Hillsboro Main Library. “Join us for scary stories for children in grades 1-6. Storyteller Jacque will share some of the scariest, spookiest stories she's ever heard. Kids are invited to wear Halloween costumes to this program, if they like. Important to know: this program is too scary for kids under 6 years of age!”

Crafting Cordage from Plants”, Saturday, October 25, 10:30AM, Graham Oaks Nature Park, 11825 SW Wilsonville Rd., Wilsonville. Suggested for ages 8 and up. $6 per person; $11 per family. Preregistration required; register online: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/event/crafting-cordage-plants/2014-10-25-10-30 Join naturalist Ashley Conley in an exploration of the beautiful white oak woodland and prairies of Graham Oaks in autumn. After walking the trails, learn how to make natural rope cordage out of some of the Pacific Northwest’s native plants.”

"Westmoreland Park Grand Reopening and Salmon Celebration", Saturday, October 25, 11AM-4PM, "Join us for the Grand Reopening of Westmoreland Park.  Celebrate the return of salmon to the restored Crystal Springs Creek, enjoy the city’s first nature-based play area, and share in Native American culture!" http://jcwc.org/events/westmoreland-park-grand-reopening/

World Beard and Mustache Championships”, Saturday, October 25, 1PM, Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St, Pdx. $10. “It’s time to start growing because the 2014 Just for Men World Beard and Moustache Championships are invading Portland, Oregon on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The event, which will be held at the spectacular, 3,000-seat Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland, will draw hundreds of the best ‘beardsmen’ from around the world. Contestants will compete in seventeen different categories, ranging from the delicate Dali Moustache to the anything-goes Full Beard Freestyle, before a panel of distinguished judges. The Grand Prize is an all-expense paid trip to next year’s world championships in Leogang, Austria on October 3, 2015.  The public is invited to attend this offbeat, family-friendly event.” http://www.portland5.com/keller-auditorium/events/world-beard-moustache-championships

Canopy Critters”, Saturday, October 25, 11:30AM-1PM, Tryon Creek State Park. Free. “Learn all about the cool critters that inhabit Tryon’s forest canopy. Learn how they move from tree to tree, find food, and shelter in the upper reaches of our trees. For a special last Saturday treat, wander into one of our classroom discovery days. We’ve got bones, animal pelts, live animals, and all sorts of other cool stuff we want to share with you. Each session will have a specific theme, but it’s not a structured program so you can come and go as you please.” http://www.tryonfriends.org/calendar/?cid=all&civicrm_install_type=wordpress&mc_id=227

Beginning Linoleum Block Printmaking”, Saturday, October 25, 12PM, Sellwood-Moreland Library. Preregistration required; register online: https://multcolib.org/events/beginning-linoleum-block-printmaking Presented by local artist Suki Allen. “In this two hour class, you will learn all the basics of linoleum block printmaking including: Transferring your image onto the linoleum block, carving the block, and creating a small edition of prints. No prior printmaking experience needed. Beginners welcome!” http://www.birdseyeviewstudio.com/BirdsEyeViewStudio.com/index.html This is a class for adults that requires cutting with a sharp chisel, so it’s best either for kids with patience and good fine motor skills accompanied by an adult. Also good for parents to take on their own and share their new skills with their kids at home.

Hood River Heirloom Apple Celebration”, Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, Hood River County. “Heirloom apple varieties can trace their heritage back 100 years or more. Farms celebrate these older varieties with special activities for the entire family including BBQs, tours, apple cider, tastings, apple art, fresh apple desserts and more.” A map of the Fruit Loop on their website: http://hoodriverfruitloop.com

Maple Collection Tour”, Saturday, October 25, 12PM, Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Pdx. $3 suggested donation. Take a guided tour through one of the largest collections of maple trees in the Northwest. Learn how maples vary in size, spring and fall color, flowers and seeds. Pick out the perfect specimen for your yard or just take an informative, leisurely walk through the arboretum.” http://www.hoytarboretum.org/events/upcoming-events1/

Family Field Trip Day”, Saturday, October 25, 10AM-2PM, Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy., Vancouver. “This fun-filled day is designed for families to explore the wonders of nature. Each year thousands of elementary students visit the Columbia Springs campus for outdoor science education. This special event showcases several of the nature exploration activities available to the schools that visit the site. For this special event, children of all ages are invited to experience the natural world and hands-on learning stations at Columbia Springs’ 100+ acre urban natural area. Activities at previous Family Field Trip Day events have included guided nature walks, watershed lessons at the Stream Table, owl pellet dissections, and more.”

Native Forest Hike”, Saturday, October 25, 1PM, Forest Park, Pdx. Meeting at the Dogwood Trailhead on NW 53rd Drive. $10. Preregistration required; register online: http://forestpark.businesscatalyst.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=232657 “Join local author and biologist Marcy Houle on this guided hike and learn the wildlife and plants that linger, even thrive, through our native forest winters. These quiet months ahead will reveal secrets hard to see any other time of year.”

Apple Cider Pressing”, Saturday, October 25, 9AM until the cider runs out, Cedar Creek Grist Mill, 43907 NE Grist Mill Rd., Woodland, WA. Suggested donation $3 per bottle. “What do you need to have an apple pressing? Start with a whole lot of apples, then add more than 3 dozen volunteers to process about 8,000 pounds of apples into apple cider! Our younger visitors are welcome to join the volunteers inside the Mill to help press the cider!” http://cedarcreekgristmill.com/apple_pressing.htm Be sure to get there early!

50th Annual Clackamette Gem and Mineral Show”, Saturday, October 25, 9AM-6PM, and Sunday, October 26, 10AM-5PM, Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE 4th Ave., Canby. “As you probably know, we are pretty passionate about rocks, and we would like to share this passion with you. On October 25-26 please come and join us for our 50th annual gem and mineral show in Canby, Oregon. While there will definitely be enthusiastic rock hounds of all ages and from all walks of life, there will be lots of good fun to be had by everyone. There will be activities for kids, demonstrations for adults, silent actions, bargain rock sale and of course various dealer booths.” This is probably the very best gem and mineral show in the area. Their Fluorescent Show is not to be missed! http://www.clackamettegem.org/rock-show

Haunted Farm”, Saturday, October 25, 6PM-8PM, Philip Foster Farm, 29912 SE Hwy 211, Eagle Creek. $5 per person or $20 per family. “There are no ghosts at the Farm, and the pioneers didn’t celebrate Halloween, but we do have some stories to share about death and dying in pioneer times. Your family will enjoy close encounters with characters from Eagle Creek’s past.” http://philipfosterfarm.com/pffwp/haunted-farm/

Book Release Party, "Terra Tempo:  The Academy of Planetary Evolution", Saturday, October 25, 12PM-3PM, Excalibur Comics, 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Pdx. Free. "Catch the 'Terra Tempo' gang and more as the latest in the 'Terra Tempo' graphic novel series, 'Terra Tempo: The Academy of Planetary Evolution' is released.  Come dressed as your favorite time traveler and win a prize! Both author David Shapiro and illustrator Christopher Herndon will be available to sign copies of the latest Terra Tempo!  October 25th is also Excalibur Comics’ Halloween Free Comic Book Day! So stop by any time and grab a free comic while you’re waiting to get Terra Tempo signed." http://www.craigmorecreations.com/2014/09/terra-tempo-the-academy-of-planetary-evolution-launches/  The Terra Tempo series is definitely awesome.

Transport-astic Live Radio Studio Opener!”, Saturday, October 25, 6:30PM, Independent Publishing Resource Center, 1001 SE Division St., Pdx. Free. “Open Roads Broadcasting, the little podcasting studio co-located in the IPRC, is hosts a transportation-themed variety show, including studio tours, live radio from Sprocket podcast, BikePortland podcast, and Transportini, transit-based art, Urban Growth Boundary twister, and other forms of audio self-publishing. Free and open to all.” http://www.iprc.org/calendar/transport-astic-live-radio-studio-opener

Tracking Club”, Sunday, October 26, 9AM- 12PM, Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy., Gresham. Free with $5 per vehicle day use fee. Meet at the Flood Plain parking area. “The Tracking Club is a non formal gathering of people interested in the art of Tracking and Nature Awareness. Open to all skill levels.” The Tracking Club meets at Oxbow on the last Sunday morning of each month. They are very welcoming to newcomers and Oxbow is a perfect place to learn the art of animal tracking. https://www.facebook.com/groups/117827544940736/

The Golden Dragon”, Saturday, October 25, 7:30PM, and Sunday, October 26, 4PM, Shout House, 210 SE Madison St., Pdx. Tickets start at $15 adults, $12 students. “Boom Arts, Portland’s source for socially conscious, globally connected theatre and performance, will present the NW premiere reading of German playwright Roland Schimmelpfenning’s internationally acclaimed play The Golden Dragon on October 25-26. Set in a Chinese takeout restaurant in a nameless European city, The Golden Dragon works ‘like a busy spider weaving a web of connections that spread right across the globe,’ touching on issues of disenfranchisement, exploitation, and cross-cultural encounter in the context of contemporary economic migration.” http://www.boomarts.org/

Historic Pioneer Cemetery Tour”, Sunday, October 26, 1PM, Meeting at the Spring Water Corridor entrance to Main City Park, Gresham. Donations requested. Preregistration required; call 503-661-0347 by October 24. “Join us for a walk through history as we wind our way through Gresham's Pioneer Cemeteries. We'll visit some of Gresham's historically significant graves and learn a little about the lives of those within them.” http://www.greshamhistoricalsociety.org/events

"Mushroom Festival", Sunday, October 26, 10AM- 5PM, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene. Suggested donation $8 per adult and free for kids 11 and under. Free shuttle from Civic Stadium every hour on the hour.  "Huge mushroom exhibit! Plant sale, hay rides and kids activities, food and wine, scarecrow contest, apple pressing, craft booths, nature books." http://www.mountpisgaharboretum.com/festivals-events/mushroom-festival/

A New Bridge in Town”, Sunday, October 26, 10AM, OMSI Physics Lab. Suggested for ages 8 and up. $8 per person. Preregistration required; register online: https://www.omsi.edu/node/12171 “TriMet is building the first bridge over the Willamette River in 40 years. Learn how a cable-stayed bridge works and how engineers chose a bridge design that minimizes impacts to river habitat and river users. Lab time is supplemented with a walk outside to view nearby bridge construction from the river bank.”

“Historic Pioneer Cemetery Tour”, Sunday, October 26, 1PM, meeting at the Spring Water Corridor entrance into Main City Park, Gresham. Free. Preregistration required; call 503-661-0347. “Join us for a walk through history as we wind our way through Gresham's Pioneer Cemeteries. We'll visit some of Gresham's historically significant graves and learn a little about the lives of those within them.” http://www.greshamhistoricalsociety.org/node/84

Film Screening, “Class Dismissed”, Sunday, October 26, 7:55PM, Valley Cinema, 9360 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Beaverton. $10. “All across America, parents are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the state of public education. The current state of our educational system and economy shines a spotlight on problems with traditional schools. Class Dismissed showcases a growing trend in alternative education strategies that are working for many families across America. Be among the first to see Class Dismissed! If you’ve been a loyal fan or follower of Class Dismissed, you are invited to come to a special Portland screening of the movie. Although it is at the Valley Cinema Pub, kids are allowed to attend the screening because it starts before 8pm. They will need their own ticket, however.  Not only will the filmmakers be in attendance, but many people who star in the movie will be there as well. After showing the 90-minute movie, we'll have time for a few questions from the audience. We encourage you to invite friends or family who you think will benefit from the alternative education insights this film provides.” http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/876162      http://classdismissedmovie.com/

Chinatown/Old Town Tour”, Sunday, October 26, 11AM, meeting at Dan and Louis Oyster Bar, 200 SW Ankeny St.). Offered in conjunction with Boom Arts performance of The Golden Dragon.
Tour tickets are $20. Tickets to both the walking tour and The Golden Dragon are available for $30. Tickets available online: http://knowyourcity.org/2014/10/26/chinatownold-town-tour-8/ “Learn about Portland’s history of migration . While today Portland is known as one of the whitest cities in the U.S., its multicultural and immigrant history is rich and storied. Chinatown/Old Town walking tour shows the challenges faced by Portland’s ethnic communities, as well as their many contributions to the city’s economy, industry and culture. Topics covered by this tour include Portland’s first African American community, Japan Town, Chinatown and more. Focusing on the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, this tour charts Portland’s urban development, and how these transformations created the city we know today.”

Diwali Fun for Kids”, Sunday, October 26, 2:30PM, The Old Church, $5 admission. “To celebrate Diwali or the Hindu "Festival of Lights" The Historic Old Church is presenting an afternoon of events for kids including crafts, stories, and songs. DJ Anjali will also be on hand to teach and host a Bollywood Dance Party. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of the Hindu calendar, and is celebrated with much joy and excitement in India. The third day of this five day festival is called "Diwali" or "Festival of Lights." On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Lakshmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi brings good luck. The word 'Lakshmi' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Laksya', meaning 'aim' or 'goal', and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. Lakshmi is the household goddess of most Hindu families, and a favorite of women. Although she is worshipped daily, the month of October is dedicated to her. 2:30 to 3:30 Arts and Craft 3 tables with craft activities. Draw and Decorate Lakshmi and Saraswati Goddess of wealth and Knowledge. Learn how to draw Diwali Mandala Designs - Rangoli and Kolam. Make a Diwali Paper Lamp with Origami. 3:30 to 4:00: Diwali stories and songs. 4:00 to 5:00: Bollywood Dance Lesson with Anjali DJ followed by dance party with Anjali and the Incredible Kid.” http://diwaliattheoldchurch.bpt.me/

OBOB Book Club”, Monday, October 27, 4PM, West Linn Library. “You are cordially invited to join our Oregon Battle of the Books Club! On the fourth Monday of the month, September through December, we will talk about four great books from the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) list for 3rd-5th grade. Not only will we be discussing these great books, but come prepared to quiz your friends! The OBOB Book Club will be a great place to practice for upcoming battles. Participants are encouraged to write their own questions for book club! Don’t forget! The library has an OBOB collection down in the kids’ room, for all divisions. All books check out for 28 days, and there are no holds and no renewals. Why wait in line when you can be reading?” Sasquatch, Tales from the Odyssey pt.1, Kizzy Ann Stamps, Night of the Twisters.

Author Talk, “Richard W. Etulain”, Monday, October 27, 7PM, Powell’s, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. Richard Etulain discusses his biography, “The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane”. “Everyone knows the name Calamity Jane. Scores of dime novels and movie and TV Westerns have portrayed this original Wild West woman as an adventuresome, gun-toting hellion. Although Calamity Jane has probably been written about more than any other woman of the nineteenth-century American West, fiction and legend have largely obscured the facts of her life. This lively, concise, and exhaustively researched biography traces the real person from the Missouri farm where she was born in 1856 through the development of her notorious persona as a Wild West heroine.” http://richardetulain.com/

"Economic Phoenix: A. B. Hammond, the Panic of 1893, and the Astoria and Columbia River Railroad", Monday, October 27, 7PM, Kennedy School, 5736 Northeast 33rd Ave., Pdx. Free with a canned food donation to the Oregon Food Bank. All ages welcome. “Greg Gordon is an assistant professor of Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University, having received his PhD in History from the University of Montana. His latest book, ‘Money Does Grow on Trees: A. B. Hammond and the Age of the Timber Baron’ explores the ecological costs of frontier capitalism. Although reviled in his home state, Montana businessman and railroad builder, A. B. Hammond was regarded as a hero in Oregon upon his completion of the long-awaited Astoria and Columbia River Railroad. This presentation will focus on Hammond’s railroad and lumber enterprises activity in Oregon at the turn-of-the-century and how he turned one of the nation’s worst depressions to his advantage.” http://missoulian.com/news/local/author-examines-influential-but-forgotten-missoula-pioneer-hammond/article_44197d00-b08f-11e3-ba01-0019bb2963f4.html

Early Humans in Southeastern Oregon”, Tuesday, October 28, 6:30PM, Forest Grove Library. Presented by Dr. Dennis Jenkins, Chief Archeologist, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. “Focus will be on his cave excavations in Oregon's High Desert.” http://pages.uoregon.edu/anthro/people/anthropologists-at-the-museum/

Dracula Revamped”, Tuesday, October 28, 4PM, Saturday, November 1, 2PM, and Sunday, November 2, 4PM, Ping Pong’s Pint Size Puppet Museum, 906 SE Umatilla St., Pdx. Tickets $7 for ages 2 and up.” 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.puppetmuseum.com/SummerShows.html    http://www.dragontheater.com/Dracula.html

Author Talk, “Ian McAllister”, Tuesday, October 28, 7PM, Audubon Society of Portland, 5151 NW Cornell Rd., Pdx. “Ian McAllister, author of 'Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest' is coming to Audubon! The Great Bear Rainforest is the region stretching up the rugged Pacific coast from the top of Vancouver Island to southern Alaska. A longtime resident of the area, McAllister takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the Great Bear Rainforest's river valleys down to where the ocean meets the rainforest and finally to the hidden depths offshore. Ian McAllister is a cofounder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild and an award-winning photographer and author of ‘The Last Wild Wolves.’ Time magazine named him one of the Leaders of the 21st Century.” http://www.pacificwild.org/site/events/1409757487.html

Anime Club”, Tuesday, October 28, 6PM, Beaverton Library. Grades 6-12. “Join other anime fanatics to eat snacks, watch anime, and master surprise anime activities!”

Spooky Science”, Tuesday, October 28, 4PM, Holgate Library. Free tickets will be given out at 3:30PM. Suggested for ages 5-11. “Mad Science has spooky fun down to a science! Count Eggbert sets the stage for a show chock full of exciting and engaging scientific Halloween surprises. Melting goo and floating objects included!”

Oregon Shadow Theater Presents, “The Green Bird”, Tuesday, October 28, 6PM, Gresham Library. “Behind the illuminated shadow screen, colorful shadow puppets come to life and tell the story of The Green Bird. A drum roll and a cymbal crash, the calliope sound of a button accordion, and the play begins: A boy is transformed into a fortune-telling bird by a magician. A brave girl journeys through Mexico to save him. In her travels, she encounters fantastic characters and scenes from Mexico's rich folkloric tradition. She sees skeletons dancing to the song La Bamba at a Day of The Dead fiesta. The climax of the play is set in the Bull Ring, where the audience joins in shouting ‘Ole!’ Colorful and intricate shadow puppets combine with live music, voices and sound effects to create a delightful family entertainment.” http://www.oregonshadowtheatre.com/greenbird.html Highly recommended!

Papermaking”, Tuesday, October 28, 6:30PM, Sunnyside Library, Clackamas. “Have fun learning about making paper from recycled materials.”

Radio Theater Dracula”, Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31, 7PM, Molalla Library. “Come and see the Radio production of Dracula.”

Author Talk, “Karen Page”, Thursday, October 30, Powell’s, 1005 W. Burnside, Pdx. Karen Page discusses her book, “The Vegetarian Flavor Bible”. “Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor - which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. ‘The Vegetarian Flavor Bible’ is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs.” http://www.karenandandrew.com/books/the-vegetarian-flavor-bible/

Happy Halloween Open House”, Friday, October 31, Independent Publishing Resource Center, 1001 SE Division St., Pdx. Free. “Bring your kids of all ages to the IPRC for an open house, zine making, and candy eating fun time! We will have candy for trick or treaters under age 18 while supplies last” http://www.iprc.org/calendar/happy-halloween-open-house

Halloween Tour of Untimely Departures”, Friday, October 31, tours beginning at 5PM, Lone Fir Cemetery, entrance on SE 26th Ave. between Stark and Morrison. $10 adults, $5 kids 12 and under. Tickets available online: http://www.friendsoflonefircemetery.org/ Mature topics are discussed (i.e. causes of death, brothels, etc.). “Our much-loved holiday tradition is back! Groups of guests are escorted on one of two candle-lit routes and meet ghosts at their graves who describe the unusual circumstances surrounding their untimely departures. Tours depart every eight minutes throughout the evening and are approximately 45 minutes long. Dress appropriately for the Portland October weather and be prepared for dark, uneven ground. Event proceeds are used for preservation efforts at Lone Fir Cemetery.”