The lowdown on events happening in your neighborhood
Buckman Art Show and Sell, a benefit for Buckman Elementary School, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Buckman Arts Magnet Elementary School, 320 S.E. 16th Ave. $5 Friday, $2 Saturday, free for kids 4 and under, free for everyone after 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 503-916-3506, or visit www.buckmanelementary.org/artsale.
Patriotic Tree Planting, hosted by the Multnomah Garden Club to honor those serving in the public sector and military, 11 a.m., the Zimmerman Heritage Farm, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Call 503-557-2373.
'Changing Latin America,' lecture by Scott Nine, assistant professor of Portland State University's Graduate School of Social Work, and a panel of students, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave. Visit www.portlandhumanists.org.
March 18 event to mark fourth anniversary of Iraq war, interfaith peace service, 4 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1011 S.W. 12th Ave. Call 503-221-1054.
'Ecological Footprints, Global Warming and Food Choices: How what we eat affects us all,' presentation by Peter Spendelow, president, Northwest VEG, 6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 3915 S.E. Steele St. Visit www.nwveg.org, or call 503-224-7380.
'No More Invasions, No More Wars: The Occupation of Iraq, Four Years Later,' sponsored by the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, noon to 2 p.m., Terry Schrunk Plaza, Southwest Third Avenue and Madison Street. Visit www.pjw.info.
Portland community meetings: Pearl District Planning Committee, 6 p.m., Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.; 82nd Avenue of Roses Committee, 6 p.m., Vestal School, 161 N.E. 82nd Ave.; Forest Park Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Willis Community Center, 360 N.W. Greenleaf Ave.; Center Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., the Historic Shogren House, 401 N.E. 63rd Ave.; Overlook Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Kaiser Town Hall, 3704 N. Interstate Ave. For information, visit www.portlandonline.com/oni.
'Eliminating Racism: Tools for Cultural Awareness and Personal Action,' sponsored by the YWCA Clark County, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., YWCA Clark County, Community Room, 3609 Main St., Vancouver, Wash. Preregistered participants are asked to arrive between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for sign-in and coffee. Registration fee $30. To register, call 1-360-906-9103.
The 24th annual Greek Independence Day Celebration, 5 p.m. March 25, Alexis Restaurant, 215 W. Burnside St. Call 503-224-8577.
Events are free unless otherwise noted. See Page A2 to notify the Tribune about events. The full Crossroads calendar is at www.portlandtribune.com.