Community reading, hosted by Write Around Portland, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Peet's Coffee and Tea, 1441 N.E. Broadway. Visit www.writearound.org.
Leach Botanical Garden master plan presentation, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122 Ave. Visit www.leachgarden.org.
'An American Diary,' lecture by artist Roger Shimomura, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 N.W. Second Ave., $3 donation, members free. Visit www.oregonnikkei.org.
Portland community meetings: Goose Hollow Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation Committee, 6 p.m., call 503-823-4288 for venue; Mill Park Neighborhood Association, 6:30 p.m., Midland Library 805 S.E. 122nd St.; Ardenwald Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association, 6:30 p.m., Ardenwald Elementary School, 8950 S.E. 36th Ave.; Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Jackson Baptist Church, 10558 S.W. 35th Ave.; Multnomah Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway; Cully Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 6025 N.E. Prescott St.; Sullivan's Gulch board meeting, 7:30 p.m., Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 N.E. 16th Ave. For information, visit www.portlandonline.com/oni.
Estate planning essentials for everyone, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Neighborhood House, Inc., 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway, Williams Room. Call 503-244-5204, or visit www.nhweb.org.
World peace lunch, Alexandra Asseily speaks on her development of a Garden of Forgiveness in Lebanon, noon to 1:15 p.m., Portland State University's University Place Conference Center, 310 S.W. Lincoln St., $12. Call 503-266-8996, or visit www.wholisticpeaceinstitute.com.
Toward a Moral Economy, discussion of sustainable food, work and life with Michael Ableman, Curtis White and John de Graaf, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 2408 S.E. 16th St., Carvlin Hall, $5 to $10 donation benefits Growing Gardens, a Portland nonprofit that promotes organic gardening among low-income families. To register, call New Seasons Market, 503-445-2888, and ask for the Wellness Department.
Oregon Nordic Club easy/intermediate ski, Mud Creek/Lost Man Loops, Trillium Basin, Mount Hood, meets 9:30 a.m. March 18, McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St. in the west parking lot for carpooling, $3, free for members. Visit www.onc.org/pdx. or call 503-313-3527.
Events are free unless otherwise noted. .