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SATURDAY

Safety Saturday, sponsored by Portland Fire and Rescue, open house includes safety demonstrations and firefighting history, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Historic Belmont Firehouse, 900 S.E. 35th Ave. Call 503-823-3615.

Bum-Tsok Offering, sponsored by Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association and others, first time Bum-Tsok has been performed publicly in the United States, introductory talks on prayer sessions and Tibetan Buddhism held each evening, prayer texts available in English, 8 a.m. to 6:40 p.m., continues through Sunday, Tibet House, 6225 N.E. Stanton St. Call 503-740-7997.

Community work party, sponsored by Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, volunteers needed to clean up property at former 'Wake-Up Deli' that will become a community center, bring work gloves, shovels, brooms and cleaning supplies, 9 a.m. to noon, Southeast 57th Avenue and Division Street. Call 503-232-0010, ext. 321.

SUNDAY

'Trust' author Charles Epping, discussion and book signing, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Massada store, 6351 S.W. Capital Highway, registration requested, www.trustthenovel.com. Call 503-546-9137.

TUESDAY

Color Works Tour, sponsored by HP and Logoworks.com, open house with demonstrations of using color in templates, logos and office supplies, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Staples, 1760 N. Jantzen Beach Center. Call 1-801-922-9904.

WEDNESDAY

Color Works Tour, sponsored by HP and Logoworks.com, open house with demonstrations of using color in templates, logos and office supplies, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Office Depot, 323 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call 1-801-922-9904.

ROI: Return on Innovation, sponsored by Northwest China Council, talk by high-tech product designer and management-innovation expert Bill Dresselhaus, noon to 1:30 p.m., House of Louie restaurant, 331 N.W. Davis St., $20 preregistered members, $30 preregistered nonmembers, $15 students with valid i.d., add $5 for at-door registration. Call 503-973-5451.

Kitchen Rage, sponsored by Paolo Design Group, presentation on trends in kitchen space, materials, lighting, appliances and more, 1110 N.W. Marshall St., reservations required. Call 503-222-1757.

Inside the Secret Societies of the Da Vinci Code, sponsored by Da Vinci series, talk by 'The Templar Revelations' authors Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, 7:30 p.m., Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, $26-$44 plus surcharge of $5.75-$7.50. Call 503-224-4400.

Talk by professional triathlete Erin Ford, sponsored by Portland Triathlon Club and Ironheads Multisport Racing Team, 7:30 p.m., YMCA, 2831 S.W. Barbur Blvd., limited seating. Visit www.portlandtriathlonclub.org.

THURSDAY

Color Works Tour, sponsored by HP and Logoworks.com, open house with demonstrations of using color in templates, logos and office supplies, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Office Max, 930 N.W. 14th Ave. Call 1-801-922-9904.

Megatrends in Mobile and Wireless: You Won't Believe the Future!, sponsored by MKG Financial Group, Portland Marriott Downtown, 6:30 p.m., 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway, reservations required. Call 503-226-6700.

Modern is Historic: Mid-Century Modern in Portland, sponsored by Architectural Heritage Center, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Design Within Reach, 1200 N.W. Everett St., $15 AHC members, $20 nonmembers, reservations encouraged. Call 503-231-7264.

Public Benefits of Archaeology, sponsored by National Park Service, talk by Park Service archaeologist and 'Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters' author Barbara Little, 7 p.m., Water Resource Education Center, Community Room, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver, Wash. (east end of Vancouver National Historic Reserve). Call 1-360-616-6210.

Events are free unless noted.