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Pet adoption event, sponsored by Multnomah County Animal Services and Multnomah County Library, includes readings by authors of pet-related stories, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Midland Library, 805 S.E. 122nd Ave. Call 503-988-7387.

• The (W)right Kitchen: and Other Tales of the Gordon House, sponsored by Architectural Heritage Center, tour and in-depth talk, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Gordon House, Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton, $10 members, $15 nonmembers, preregistration strongly encouraged. Call 503-231-7264.

• Sing and dance to 1950s music, sponsored by Pattie's Home Plate Cafe, vintage costumes encouraged and rewarded, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., 8501 N. Lombard St. Call 503-289-7285.


• Have You Cooked up Some Networking Lately?, sponsored by Job Finders Support Group organizer and Cleon Cox, author of 'The 50 Most-Asked Questions From the Newly Unemployed,' 4 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 1210 N.W. Couch St. Call 503-684-3581.


• River in Focus brown bag lunch, sponsored by River Renaissance Initiative, presentation and discussion of Clean River Rewards storm-water rate reform and upcoming fee discount programs (incentives to reduce runoff), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Portland City Hall, Lovejoy Room, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave. Call 503-823-5747.


• Customer service recruitment, sponsored by Worksource Oregon Employment Department, one company interviewing job candidates, positions require basic computer and typing skills, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1433 S.W. Sixth Ave. Call 503-731-4139.

• Vehicle law class for bicyclists, sponsored by bike lawyer Ray Thomas, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Bicycle Transportation Alliance, 717 S.W. 12th Ave. Call 503-226-0676.

• Bath Madness, sponsored by Paolo Design Group, presentation on trends in bathroom space, materials, lighting, appliances and more, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 1110 N.W. Marshall St., reservations required. Call 503-222-1757.


• Discussion of recent Economic Forecast for Oregon: Growth Trends, Retiring Baby Boomers, Kicker Tax Refund, Business Cycles, sponsored by Downtown Portland Employer Council, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 8 a.m. registration and continental breakfast, Oregon Employment Department, 1433 S.W. Sixth Ave., $10. Call 503-731-8604.

• WebVisions 2006, sponsored by DevGroup NW, Hot Pepper Studios and Portland State University, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., continues 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., $175 members of sponsoring associations (see Web site), $200 nonmembers, $150 students, some Thursday workshops are $375 half day, $750 full day. Call 503-230-2058 or visit www.webvisionsevent.com.

• Law School Insider seminar, sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, advice on admissions process for prospective law students, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Portland State University, room TBA, Kaplan will call registrants to provide location information. Call 1-800-KAP-TEST (1-800-527-8378).

• Make Time for Success, sponsored by Association of Home Businesses, professional organizer Kathie England discusses organizing time and space, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., SMILE Station, 8210 S.E. 13th Ave., $10 includes buffet dinner. Call 503-232-9787, ext. 6.

• Officers' Row Historic Walks, sponsored by Heritage Ambassadors and Vancouver National Historic Trust, walks last about one hour, arrive a few minutes early, 6:30 p.m., meet at O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, Wash., National Historic Reserve, $10 adults, $5 children 11-16 years, free children 10 years and younger, reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Call 1-360-992-1800.

Events are free unless noted. See Page A2 for information on how to notify the Tribune about events.