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SATURDAY

Vote for Children community kickoff, sponsored by Vote for Children, city commissioners and community activists discuss projects to help children, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christ Memorial Church, 1552 N.E. Killingsworth St. Call 503-236-4949.

The Choice is ours: War in Space or Peace on Earth, sponsored by Women's International Lead for Peace and Freedom, 11 a.m., rally and walk, meet at Terry Schrunk Plaza, Southwest Third Avenue and Madison Street. Evening forum: Dangers of Current U.S. Military/Foreign Policies and Peaceful Alternatives, 7 p.m., Portland State University Smith Memorial Center ballroom, 1825 S.W. Broadway. Call 503-224-5190.

SUNDAY

Talk by Tibetan monk and former political prisoner Palden Gyatso, sponsored by Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association, 6:30 p.m., Tibet House, 2907 N.E. 63rd Ave., donations accepted. 503-222-7172.

The Crisis in American Health Care and the Solution, sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Plan, discussion follows talk, 7 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1011 S.W. 12th Ave.

The Future of Democracy, Politics and You, sponsored by Process Work Center of Portland, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Portland Conference Center, 300 N.E. Multnomah St., donations accepted. Call 503-234-3649.

MONDAY

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks at Simon Benson Awards dinner, fund-raiser for Portland State University, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., $200, reservations by end of day. Call 503-725-4480.

Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Bethany Church, 4330 N.E. 37th Ave.

Richmond Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Central Christian Church, 1844 S.E. 39th Ave.

Eliot Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Emanuel Hospital, 2801 N. Gantenbein Ave.

Centennial Community Association meeting, 7 p.m., Harold Oliver Intermediate School, 15840 S.E. Taylor St.

King Neighborhood Association meeting, Districts No. 4 and No. 5, 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lutheran Church, 4219 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Montavilla Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Montavilla Community Center, 8219 N.E. Glisan St.

Powelhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Powelhurst Baptist Church, 3435 S.E. 112th Ave.

Boise Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Self-Enhancement, Inc.,. 3920 N. Kerby St.

St. Johns Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., St. Johns Community Center, 8427 N. Central St.

Multnomah Historical Association meeting, 7 p.m., Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., Conference room 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway.

South Burlingame Neighborhood Association meeting, 7:30 p.m., Burlingame Baptist Church, 125 S.W. Miles St.

Ashcreek Neighborhood Association potluck, 7:30 p.m., Multnomah Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway.

TUESDAY

Downtown Community Neighborhood Association meeting, 6 p.m., Portland State University Smith Memorial Hall, 1825 S.W. Broadway.

Irregular Uterine Bleeding, sponsored by Tuality Healthcare Community Education, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuality Health Education Center, 334 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro. Call 503-681-1700.

Forest Park Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Community Center, 360 N.W. Greenleaf Road.

Overlook Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Kaiser Town Hall, 3704 N. Interstate Ave.

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Inc., Association meeting, 7 p.m., King Neighborhood Facility, 4815 N.E. Seventh Ave.

Argay Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Shaver Elementary School, 3701 N.E. 131st Place.

Center Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Shogren House, 401 N.E. 63rd Ave.

WEDNESDAY

Financing Congregational and Nonprofit Organization's Energy Conservation Projects, sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tabor Heights United Methodist Church, 6161 S.E. Stark St., $10 includes lunch. Call 503-221-1054, ext. 278 or 208.

Weatherization workshop, sponsored by Community Energy Project, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Johns Community Center, 8427 N. Central St. Also Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave. Call 503-284-6827.

The Big Picture: An Overview of Cosmology, sponsored by Portland State University Center for Science Education, talk by Dr. Kim Coble of the University of Chicago is designed for people without formal science background, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 503-848-0280.

Northwest Heights Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Cornell Road Fire Station, 8585 N.W. Johnson St.

Bridgeton Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Freshwater News, 517 N.E. Roth St., Suite A.

Woodlawn Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Woodlawn Methodist Church, 1425 N.E. Dekum St.

Southwest Hills Residential League meeting, 7 p.m., Ainsworth Elementary School Library, 2425 S.W. Vista Ave.

THURSDAY

Meal-A-Gram fund-raiser, sponsored by Loaves & Fishes, gourmet meal delivery with proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels, orders by 5 p.m. Tuesday, $16. Call 503-736-6325.

Advocacy skills for nonprofit organizations, sponsored by Community Alliance of Tenants, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Audubon Society of Portland conference room, 5151 N.W. Cornell Road, $100, $85 each additional person from same organization, sign up by end of day Tuesday. Call 503-460-9702.

Israeli and Palestinian Families Call for Peace Partnership, sponsored by the American Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, Israelis and Palestinians on national tour to describe war's effects, noon, Portland State University Campus Ministries, 633 S.W. Montgomery St. Call 503-249-1957.

Reed Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Fire Station #24, 5211 S.E. Mall St.

Goose Hollow Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1835 S.W. Jefferson St.

South Tabor Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Holladay Center Annex, Room 10, 7100 S.E. Division St.

Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 N. Portland Blvd.

Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Reed College, Vollum Hall, Room 110, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.

Hosford-Abernathy Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., St. Philip Neri Paulist Center, 2408 S.E. 16th Ave.

Russell Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m., Western States Chiropractic College, Hampton Hall Conference Room, 2900 N.E. 132nd Ave.

Burnside Triangle Advisory Group meeting, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Portland City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave. Call 503 823-3075.

Talk by U.S. Supreme Court scholar James F. Simon, sponsored by Oregon Historical Society, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 1126 S.W. Park Ave., $35 reserved seats, $20 general. Call 503-306-5220.

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