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SATURDAY

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. .

SUNDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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.

CONTINUING

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.