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COURTESY: MICHAEL DURHAM/OREGON ZOO - A wild bald eagle perches in a tree above the Oregon Zoo.Eagles watching

The Oregon Zoo says that two wild bald eagles have perched and have been watching over the zoo's Eagle Canyon habitat. They're visible and making noise.

"They're acting as though they nested here or somewhere nearby, which is exciting because we haven't seen eagles nest this close to the zoo before," says Tanya Paul, zoo curator. "They have definitely perched in places where they can see (Eagle Habitat's) Jack and Reetah."

Mattox leaving

The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art will be moving forward with or without a new artistic director with the news that Angela Mattox will be stepping down as of Sept. 17 after six years on the job. PICA will lean on its experienced management team while deciding whether to hire another artistic director.

Mattox, who will pursue other career interests, will still curate the Time-Based Art Festival, which will be held in PICA's new building at 15 N.E. Hancock St., Sept. 7-17.

Pratt book

With "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" showing in theaters, Tidalwave has put out a new comic book biography of star Chris Pratt.

"Fame: Chris Pratt," written by Michael Frizell and illustrated by Nathan Webb (and special covers by Pablo Martinena and Lesley O'Brien), will be available on various platforms and via print copy.

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Cats coming

The CFA International Cat Show, put on by the Cat Fanciers Association, will take place in Portland for the first time Nov. 18-19 at the Expo Center. There'll be more than 800 pedigreed and household cats in judged competition from around the world, as well as exhibitors. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cat Adoption Team.

Digitizing project

The Oregon Historical Society and Oregon State University have teamed up on a project. Archivists have been digitizing photographs, manuscripts and other materials of local conservationists and nature photographers William Finley, Irene Finley and Herman Bohlman.

"Reuniting Finley and Bohlman," which includes 6,500 photos and 8,600 of manuscript material, is available online and will be shown at lectures around Oregon, including June 7 at OHS, 1200 S.W. Park Ave. The project is due to be completed June 30.

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