National College of Naturopathic Medicine open house, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2220 S.W. First Ave., and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2232 N.W. Pettygrove St. Call 503-499-4343, Ext. 1822.
Water Conservation workshop, sponsored by Community Energy Project, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Multicultural Senior Center, 5325 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call 503-284-6827.
Introduction to Pan Gu Shengong: The Heaven, Earth, Sun and Moon Qigong, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., workshops Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., private healing sessions Sunday to Wednesday, Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave. Friday talk is free, $60 to $100 for Saturday workshops, $40 to $50 for private sessions at locations that vary daily. Call 503-265-2614.
'Don't Be Nice, Be Real: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others,' sponsored by Portland Area Network for Compassionate Communication, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., continues Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Portland State University Smith Memorial Center, Vanport Room, 1825 S.W. Broadway, donations requested for Friday talk, $75 Saturday workshop, reservations recommended. Call 503-450-9909.
Tips for hiring and working with an architect, sponsored by American Institute of Architects Portland Chapter, 10 a.m. to noon, AIA office, 315 S.W. Fourth Ave., registration required by 5 p.m. Friday. Call 223-8757.