The lowdown on events happening in Portland


Hindu Festivals of India, presentation on five festivals, noon to 1 p.m., Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Souther Auditorium, 9205 S.W. Barnes Road. Call 503-574-6595.


Reichian Energetics lecture: 'The Body and Personality,' sponsored by 'The Affirmation of Life: A Reichian Energetic Perspective' author John Lawson, technique is based on bio-energetics principles developed by early 20th-century Austrian psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and scientist Wilhelm Reich, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Multnomah County Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave. Call 503-297-6686.


Darfur Genocide and What Can Be Done to Stop It, sponsored by Humanists of Greater Portland, 9:30 a.m., Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave. Call 503-222-5531.


Public meeting on 'Our Bill of Rights, Children and Youth,' sponsored by Office of Portland Mayor Tom Potter, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Pettygrove Room, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave. Call 503-823-4120.

Taxation of Small Investment Real Estate Properties, sponsored by Judie Dunken, the Realty Trust Group, and Ron Eiseman, Umpqua Bank Mortgage, presentation by CPA Alan Kershaw, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Umpqua Bank, Pearl store, 1139 N.W. Lovejoy St., preregistration requested. Call 503-416-4150 or 503-598-5681.


East Indian Dance, 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, North Dining Room (second floor), the Eatery, 9205 S.W. Barnes Road. Call 503-574-6595.

Employment, contracting and promotion trade show, sponsored by Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call 503-222-0280.

Business School Insider Seminar, sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Portland State University, Kaplan will call registrants with location information. Call 1-800-527-8378.


Peace Corps information session, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Borders Books, 708 S.W. Third Ave. Call 1-800-424-8580, option 1.


Prevailing Fortunes: The 2006 Ballot Initiatives, sponsored by Oregon Health Forum, panelists will discuss Ballot Measure 6, Taxpayer Bill of Rights; Ballot Measure 14, Federal/State Tax Deduction; Ballot Measure 51, 48-Hour Notification Requirement; and Ballot Measure 122, Prescription Drug Pooling; 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., $40 subscribers, $80 nonsubscribers, $25 coffee only subscribers. Call 503-226-7870 for reservations and information.

Wage and Hour: The Bad Days Keep on Coming, sponsored by Lane Powell PC, part of 'Employment Law School for Managers' series, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Hilton Hotel, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave., $25. Call 503-778-2025.

A West Coast Pinot Noir Dinner, sponsored by Anne Amie Vineyards, dinner prepared by 'Cooking for Family and Friends' hosts John and Caprial Pence, wine-country casual attire, 6 p.m., Anne Amie Vineyards, 6580 N.E. Mineral Springs Road, Carlton, $95 per person, reservations required. Call 503-864-2991.

'A Time to Destroy: An Archaeology of the Failures of Modernity,' sponsored by National Park Service, talk by Stanford Archaeology Center postdoctoral fellow Alfredo González-Ruibal, 7 p.m., Pearson Air Museum, auditorium, 1115 E. Fifth Ave., Vancouver, Wash. (east end of Vancouver National Historic Reserve). Call 1-360-616-6210.

Events are free unless noted.