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COURTESY: ELI WALKER - Dr. Laurie Marker will appear in Portland for a cheetah fundraiser.'Pompeii' departing

One of the more notable exhibits is coming to a close Oct. 22 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

"Pompeii: The Exhibition" examines Pompeii before and after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. It looks at the forgotten city destroyed by a volcano nearly 2,000 years old, through the lens of archaeology and volcanology and featuring rare artifacts.

"Volcanoes are a part of our life here in the Pacific Northwest, and this exhibition allows our visitors to explore Earth and volcano science, regionally and worldwide," says Nancy Stueber, OMSI CEO and president.

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Cheetah fundraiser

The Cheetah Conservation Fund and its founder, Dr. Laurie Marker, are holding a fundraiser this month in Portland. The annual Big Cat. Big Party. takes place 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the World Forestry Center in Washington Park, 4033 S.W. Canyon Road.

The evening includes a dinner, auctions and updates by Marker on efforts to save wild cheetahs. There'll be a live cheetah, Pancake, in attendance, with her canine companian, Dayo, from Wildlife Safari.

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Sad news

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have postponed the remainder of their national tour, based on doctor's orders that Seger address an urgent medical issue involving his vertebrae.

The rock 'n' roll legend wa scheduled to play Moda Center on Nov. 9.

"I'm so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll," Seger says. "It's a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back out on the road very soon."

Seger played 13 shows on the tour. Tickets for the original Moda Center date will be honored on an announced new date.

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