'You Don't Need a Thong to Belong,' sponsored by YWCA of Greater Portland, visit by Dee Hakala, creator of New Face of Fitness program for heavy or out-of-shape people who are self-conscious about health club environments, noon brown bag lunch discussion and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. motivational talk and class, 1111 S.W. 10th Ave. Call 503-294-7416.


A Celebration of Health annual conference, sponsored by Oregon Health & Science University, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., $35 includes vegetarian lunch, reservations requested. Call 503-494-0515.

Refuse to Be a Victim seminar, sponsored by National Rifle Association, 9 a.m., Johnson Creek Gun Club, 7200 S.E. Lamphier St., $20. Call 503-231-3761.

Car seat safety clinic, sponsored by Tuality Healthcare Community Education, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuality Community Hospital, 335 S.E. Eighth Ave., Hillsboro. Call 503-681-1700.


Water conservation workshop, sponsored by Community Energy Project, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Portland Community College, Cascade campus, Penn Hall 108, 705 N. Killingsworth St. Call 503-284-6827.

Alternative Japan: Two Countercultures, sponsored by Portland State University Center for Japanese Studies, talk by Karen Kelsky, a University of Oregon assistant professor, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., PSU Smith Memorial Union 327 and 328, 1825 S.W. Broadway. Call 503-725-8577.


Literature and the Law Today, sponsored by Portland State University, talk by David Schuman, an Oregon Appeals Court judge and expert on 19th- and 20th-century British literature, 6:30 p.m., PSU Smith Memorial Union, Cascade Room (234), 1825 S.W. Broadway. Call 503-725-4956.

All events are free unless otherwise noted. Send community event information two weeks before the event by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by fax to 503-226-7042; or by mail to Community Calendar, 620 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 400, Portland, OR 97204.

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