The lowdown on events happening in Portland
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, 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, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 424 S.W. Mill St., $15, $10 Architectural Heritage Center 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., continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 1, Northwest Davis and Flanders streets between Third and Fourth avenues. Visit www.oldtownchinatown.biz for schedule.
Community celebration, grand opening for the Gerding Theater at the Armory, the new home of Portland Center Stage, noon to 5 p.m., Northwest Davis Street between Ninth and 11th avenues. Visit www.pcs.org. Pet adoption outreach, learn more about Oregon Humane Society's adoption program, noon to 4 p.m., Wild Oats, 2825 E. Burnside St. Call 503-416-5026.
Computer classes, cover the basics for seniors with little or no experience, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., first of three weekly classes, Parkrose SUN Community High School, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., $18. Call 503-823-4328.
Positive Transitions at Midlife, discussion with Joan Malling, co-author of 'How to Create the Life You Want After 50,' 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Marylhurst University, 1700 Pacific Highway, BP John Administration Building, Room 200, $10, free alumni and students. Call 503-699-6271.
Candidate forums, two back-to-back forums for circuit court (Position 31) and county commission candidates, presented by the League of Women Voters, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Multnomah Building, Board Room, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Call 503-228-1675.
East Portland Chairs Advisory Committee, 7 p.m. East Portland Neighborhood Office, 1017 N.E. 117th Ave. Call 503-823-4550.
Moonlight Multnomah Falls Hike, sponsored by Friends of the Columbia Gorge, relaxed 2.2-mile hike, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 6, meets at Gateway park and ride garage, Exit 7 off Interstate 84 east, follow Northeast 99th past surface lot to garage. Meet in southeast corner on ground floor of garage. Call 503-241-3762, ext. 106.
Portland Arts and Lectures Series, Calvin Trillin opens the series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, $5-$26. Call 503-227-2583 or visit www.literary-arts.org
Charter Schools and the Reform of American Public Education, lecture by leading school choice advocate and author Kevin Chavous, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Emmanuel Temple, 1033 N. Sumner St. Reservations requested by Oct. 9, 503-242-0900.
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