The lowdown on events happening in Portland


Courageous Moms: Raising Boys to Become Good Men, sponsored by Better Dads, 9 a.m. to noon, Parkrose High School and Community Center, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., limited to 100 registrants. Call 503-665-3761.

Sewing supply sale, sponsored by American Sewing Guild, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. Call 503-849-8187.

Back to School Summer Jam, sponsored by the Safe Place, school supplies given away, event includes carnival rides and games, basketball tournament, fire engine tour, free lunch (noon to 2 p.m.), prizes and more, noon to 5 p.m., Alberta Park, Northeast 22nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street. Call 503-249-3900.

Meet and adopt foster cats/kittens, sponsored by Multnomah County Animal Shelter, noon to 3 p.m., Petco, 6655 N.E. Glisan St., also noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Petco, Clackamas Promenade, 9078 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas. Call 503-988-7387.

The Shadow Project - 2006, sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, remembrance of Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; human outlines drawn in chalk on ground to commemorate victims, 2 p.m. training and discussion, 2:30 p.m. chalking begins, Peace Memorial Park, North Oregon Street and Interstate Avenue. Repeats 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Japanese-American Plaza, Northwest Naito Parkway and Couch Street. Call 503-274-2720.

Unleashing the Dogs of War, sponsored by Washington County Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; talk by Michael Tivana, director of Seattle's Fellowship of Reconciliation Eastside chapter, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, rooms 327-329, 1825 S.W. Broadway. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Bridge Walk, sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation, 'The Portland Bridge Book' author Sharon Wood Wortman leads one-mile walking tour, 8:30 a.m., meet on steps of NW Natural, 220 N.W. Second Ave., $12 adults, $8 children 10 years and younger. Call 503-823-5127.

Hiroshima Day Memorial Event, sponsored by Hiroshima Day Memorial Committee, event marks 61st anniversary of bombs dropped on Hiroshima and on Nagasaki three days later, bring lawn chairs, 6 p.m., Japanese-American Plaza, Northwest Naito Parkway and Couch Street. Call 503-274-2720.


Twilight Tuesday, sponsored by Metro, wildlife viewing at dusk at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, binoculars recommended, also available for borrowing, patience and quiet requested, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., meet at 5300 N. Marine Drive, $5 adults, free children, advance payment required. Call 503-797-1715.


Lighting Logic, sponsored by Paolo Design Group, techniques include shadow play and accent lighting, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 1110 N.W. Marshall St., reservations required. Call 503-222-1757.


Leadership Summit 2006, sponsored by Willow Creek Association, gathering of church and business leaders in South Barrington, Ill., is beamed via satellite to 130 locations, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., continues 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road, $75-$165. Call 1-800-570-9812.

Officers' Row Historic Walks, sponsored by Heritage Ambassadors and Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust, walks last about one hour, arrive a few minutes early, 6:30 p.m., meet at O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, Wash., National Historic Reserve, $10 adults, $5 children 11-16 years, free children 10 years and younger, reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Call 1-360-992-1800.


Behind the Shoji: Summer Art Exhibit and Sale, sponsored by Japanese Garden, temporary expansion of gift shop's space and merchandise, Northwest artists also selling Asian-inspired works, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, continues through Sept. 3, Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave., free with regular admission, $5.25-$8. Call 503-328-0050.

Events are free unless noted.

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