The lowdown on events happening in Portland.


'Hotel Rwanda,' special presentation of the movie, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., hosted by Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 S.E. Steele St., child care provided. Call 503-234-5017.


Amanda Snyder Linoleum Block Printing, Portland master printers print from four Amanda Snyder linoleum blocks creating a limited-edition series of 50 prints each, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oregon Historical Society, 1200 S.W. Park Ave., $10 general public, free for members. Call 503-222-1741.

We Stand for Peace, candlelight peace vigil with local community organizations, peace groups and faith congregations, 7:30 p.m., attendees create 'circle of peace' along east and west sides of the river and the Morrison and Hawthorne bridges. Call 503-788-7311.


Sea Otter Awareness Week, zoo's sea otters take center stage and zookeepers answer questions, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., meet at reception area right of zoo entrance, 4001 S.W. Canyon Road, $6.50-$9.50, free for kids 2 and under. Call 503-226-1561.

'Along the Sandy: Our Nikkei Neighbors,' a presentation by author Clarence Mershon, 1:30 p.m., Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 N.W. Second Ave., $3 donation, free for members. Call 503-224-1458.

Voter Education Forum, covering three ballot initiatives slated for the Nov. 7 election, sponsored by Northwest Progressive Community, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., St. Andrew Community Center, Northeast Eighth Avenue and Alberta Street. Call 503-281-4429.


'Don't Put Onions on That Interview,' job-interview techniques by Cleon Cox, author of 'The 50 Most Asked Questions From the Newly Unemployed,' 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Whole Foods, 1210 N.W. Couch St. Call 503-684-3581.

Adoption seminar, presented by PLAN Loving Adoptions Now, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Rodeway Inn, 9727 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Call 503-472-8452.


Transportation conversation, a town-hall breakfast on Columbia Corridor transportation issues with Metro Councilors Rex Burkholder and Rod Park, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, St. Helens B Room, 8235 N.E. Airport Way. Call 503-287-8686.

Women's Ways of Learning, Young Women Social Entrepreneurs hosts Mary Spilde, president of Lane Community College, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mercy Corps, 3030 S.W. First Ave., $5 donation. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.


'Patriotic Tree for a New Park,' a native bigleaf maple tree planting and dedication by the Villa Garden Club, 1 p.m., Hazelwood Hydro Park, Northeast 117th Avenue and Holladay Street. Call 503-652-5518.

Home Improvement and Remodeling Show, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., $10 adults, $4 kids 7 to 12, free for children 6 and under. Call 503-335-3336.

Lead poisoning prevention workshop, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th St. Call 503-284-6827 to register.

Portland Sacred Harp, enjoy singing in a social setting with the traditional Shapenote Singing School, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Call 503-504-0759.


Banned Books Week, reading with Jeffrey St. Clair, co-editor of 'Grand Theft Pentagon,' part of American Library Association's Banned Books Week and the September Project, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., PSU Millar Library, 1875 S.W. Park Ave. Call 503-725-4552.


The Visible Geology of the Portland Area, part of the Geology of Oregon Symposium sponsored by the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, Portland Metropolitan Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, $18 adults, $11 students (includes admission to the show), advance registration required. Call 503-558-8500.

Walking Tour of Downtown Churches, emphasis on elegant stained-glass designs of Portland's Povey Bros., 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, St. Michael's Church, 424 S.W. Mill St., $15 general public, $10 members, advance registration required. Call 503-231-7264.

Under the Autumn Moon Festival, parade, performances, walking tours, a global bazaar and fireworks, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Northwest Davis and Flanders streets between Third and Fourth avenues in Chinatown. Visit for schedule.

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