Bits and Pieces
After six years of dormancy, Storybook Lane will reopen at Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 S.W. Shattuck Road on Dec. 2.
Storybook Lane is nestled in the charming western town of Dairyville, where folks can enjoy vintage photographs, hot refreshments, barn animals, local choirs and old holiday movies in the Old Opera House for free. Santa will be available for photos.
Admission is free, and proceeds will help raise money for 4-H Club of Multnomah County.
Open: Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18; 3 to 6 p.m., Fridays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays.
A new film about Portland's cutting-edge community acupuncture will debut at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Hollywood Theatre.
'Community Acupuncture: the Calmest Revolution Ever Staged' is made by local filmmaker Brian Lindstrom.
In the same style, the new movie tells the story of the community acupuncture movement that started in Northeast Portland's Cully neighborhood and purportedly started a national movement. The film follows six diverse patients and shows the impact of affordable acupuncture on their lives and communities.
Subjects in the movie, Portland acupuncturists Skip Van Meter and Lisa Rohleder, run the Cully clinic and have opened clinics in Hillsdale and want to open one in Lents.
None will be ready to sit in this weekend, but the Hollywood Theatre has received 600 donated seats from Regal Cinemas. To install them, Hollywood needs some help; it is rolling out an aggressive, new ergonomic stimulus package called 'Creature Comforts,' which will help raise $30,000, or $50 per seat from patrons. See www.hollywoodtheatre.org for info.