Sustainable events around the area
Carve out time for fest
Celebrate reaping what has been sown at this festival featuring such fall treats as pumpkin carving, apple cider pressing and a square dance (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.).
There also will be live music, locally made crafts for sale and a pie-eating contest at 4:30 p.m. as well as plenty of fresh produce for purchase and sampling.
1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, People's Food Co-op, 3029 S.E. 21st Ave., 503-674-2642, www.peoples.coop, free
Tour 'underwater' city
Get yourself in the mood for Halloween by taking in a truly scary sight.
During this month's First Thursday, the Oregon Global Warming Network and Jobs With Justice Global Warming Group will put on a live-action representation of what it would be like if the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets melt, causing a 40-foot rise in sea level.
Basically, patrons who leave Bluehour's raised sidewalk seating will want to step into a canal boat rather than a Lexus.
There will be two locations - one will take place in the 'new' underwater area and the other along Portland's 'new' beachfront, running at about Northwest 12th Avenue.
Volunteers are encouraged to get into the swim of things to hand out materials dressed in snorkels, wet suits, life jackets, etc.
4:30 p.m. until dark Thursday, the beach: Northwest 12th Avenue between Everett and Hoyt streets; underwater: Northwest Everett Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, free
Ride away from summer
Pumpkins will mark the 42-, 75- and 102-mile courses for this bike ride to close the summer cycling season.
The registration fee includes lunch, snacks, support and poker games along the way, and beer, burritos and a bluegrass hoedown at the finish.
Preregister by Thursday, or register on-site the day of the event.
Proceeds benefit Community Vision, a nonprofit that assists people living with disabilities.
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, begin and finish at Champoeg State Park, south of Newberg, $40, www.sampros.com/century
- Audrey Van Buskirk