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EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN OCTOBER

In Inner Southeast Portland


OCTOBER 2

“Indoor Yard Sale” at Manor, today and tomorrow. The nonprofit Westmoreland Union Manor holds its semi-annual “Indoor Yard Sale” both today and tomorrow from 9 am to 2 pm: “Huge Community Sale, with low prices on 1,000s of items!! Books, Dishes and Kitchen miscellany, Glassware, Household, Electronics, Small Appliances, DVDs, CDs, Home Décor, Hardware, Office miscellany, Games, Jewelry, Baskets, Collectibles and Antiques, Furniture, and more!” Refreshments and sandwiches are available for purchase. 6404 S.E. 23rd Avenue, just north of the Bybee Bridge. Parking on-street only. OCTOBER 3

“Beginning Botanical Contour Illustration” for adults. Learn the basics of “seeing” botanical specimens and capturing their likeness with simple contour lines, this afternoon at the Woodstock Library. This is a great class for folks who want to learn to draw, but have been afraid to start. Work from both 2-D drawings and 3-D specimens and leave class with a few completed drawings ready to frame! Free, but registration required; register in the Woodstock Branch Library or by calling 503/988-5234. It’s 2-4 pm this afternoon; the library is on the corner of S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard. OCTOBER 4

Blessing of the Animals, in Woodstock. The annual Blessing of Animals, open to all, will be at 2 pm this afternoon, on the lawn at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. Free. OCTOBER 5

Tai Chi starts at Woodstock church. Starting today at 10 am, Sifu Jann E. Jesperse will begin a class in “Beginning Shen Lao Style Tai Chi Chuan” at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. This form was designed for all levels of physical ability and ambition. The class will be ongoing, by donation. Practice class will follow at 11 am. For more information, contact Sifu Jasperse at 503/312-4933, or e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OCTOBER 9

Choral concert at Reed College. Tonight at 8 pm, in Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium, the Choral Arts Ensemble performs “Encore: The Music of Ola Gjeilo”. Tickets are from $5 to $17, and are available online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1779240 OCTOBER 10 Second annual “Lung Cancer 5K Walk and 1-Mile Walk”. This morning at Oaks Amusement Park, you can help double lung cancer survival! “By participating, you’re helping raise awareness and fund vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.” Form a Free to Breathe team and ask friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers to join you. Registration, check-in, and the start of the silent auction is at 8 am today at Oaks Park, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way, just north of the foot of S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood. The opening rally is at 9:30 am, and both the 5K and 1 mile walks start at 10. The closing rally, prizes, and silent auction winner announcements begin at 11 am this morning. Those participating in the 5K or 1-mile walks receive a 2015 branded Free to Breathe event T-shirt while supplies last, refreshments, and entertainment. Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction, concert, auction, at Aladdin. The 9th Annual “Oregon Music Hall of Fame” induction, concert, and auction, is tonight at 7 pm at the Aladdin Theater, a half block south of Powell Boulevard on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. Tickets are $30 at the door; proceeds benefit music education in Oregon. Storm Large is among the performers; a tribute to the late Jack Ely of the Kingsmen is included. There will be nine inductions into the nonprofit Oregon Music Hall of Fame. The auction items include 15 autographed guitars from The B-52’s, the Doobie Brothers, The Indigo Girls, Alabama Shakes, Robert Cray, and Emmylou Harris, among others. For information: www.omhof.org.

OCTOBER 11

“Your Neighborhood Storytelling Show” at Sellwood Library. Today, and every second Sunday, Sellwood Library presents stories, songs, and fun, led by the “Oregon Tellers” – Sellwood’s own Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke. Featuring a new theme each month, the series kicks off with “stories of home and harvest, where things can go happily haywire. Come listen, learn, laugh, and leave with a story to tell!” Free. For kids and families, 1 to 1:45 pm. The Sellwood Library is on the corner of S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street.

OCTOBER 14

Westmoreland Red Cross blood drive. The latest American Red Cross Blood Drive in Westmoreland is this afternoon, 2-7 pm, at Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 S.E. Bybee. Stop by, or make your appointment to give blood by calling 1-800/733-2767. Or, go online: www.redcrossblood.org, and enter sponsor code: MorelandPresby OCTOBER 15

Breakfast Forum: “Women in Criminal Justice System”. The monthly Breakfast Forum, created and hosted by Reed Neighborhood resident Ann B. Clarkson, is free, informal, and open to all. For October, it meets this morning, 7:30-8:30 am, at the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Library, 5441 S.E. Belmont. The presenters on the subject this month, “Women in the Criminal Justice System”, are Bob Zimmer, formerly of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department, and Ann B. Clarkson.

OCTOBER 16

Concert at Reed College this evening. Tonight at 7:30 pm in Reed College’s Kaul Auditorium, the Friends of Chamber Music present the Shanghai Quartet and Wu Man, performing “A Night in Ancient and New China”. Tickets, priced from $5 to $30, are available online at: www.focm.org/tickets/single-tickets – or call 503/224-9842. OCTOBER 17

Free “Naturescaping Basics Workshop” in Woodstock. A one-day class in “Naturescaping” takes place today, 9 am to 1 pm, at the Trinity United Methodist Church 3915 S.E. Steele Street, at Chavez Blvd. (39th). Learn the basics of designing and maintaining a landscape that is beautiful and diverse while also conserving water, building soil, and creating habitat for birds and pollinators. “Make a positive impact on your watershed with your landscaping decisions – and save time, money and energy doing it!” The workshop includes a field trip to a nearby Naturescaping project. Workshop is FREE but registration is required. Register online at: emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops .

OCTOBER 18

Sellwood Middle School annual 5K Run/Walk. Today’s annual Sellwood 5K benefits the Sellwood Middle School Foundation. All proceeds go to funding staff for the school. Whether you want to run, walk, take the kids on a super fun 1K fun run (free for ages 8 and under), volunteer, donate or just come and listen to amazing music, there is something for everyone today. The Run/Walk starts and ends at Sellwood Middle School, looping through the Springwater Corridor. 9:30 am start for the Kids Fun 1K Run/Walk, and 10:00 am start for the 5K Run/Walk. To register online go to: sellwoodmiddle.ejoinme.org/sellwood5k

Baroque concert today at Reed College. This afternoon at 3 pm in Kaul Auditorium on the Reed College campus, the Portland Baroque Orchestra presents a concert entitled, “High Baroque Winds”. Tickets are available online at: www.pbo.org/concerts-events/2015-16-season – or call 503/222-6000.

OCTOBER 20

Red Cross Bloodmobile is in Woodstock today. The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive this afternoon 2 to 7 pm. Donate blood at Woodstock Bible Church – inside the building – at 5101 S.E. Mitchell Street, a block west of 52nd Street, in Woodstock. Your donation helps to save lives!

OCTOBER 21

“Masters of Illusion” for families, at Woodstock Library. Can you make it look like pictures are moving around, changing places or jumping out at you? You can if you're a “Master of Illusion”! Come for an hour of 3-D glasses, flip sticks, and fun animation games – then take your creations home to fool your friends! Free; it’s this afternoon, 2-3 pm, at the Woodstock Branch Library, S.E. 49th at Woodstock Boulevard.

OCTOBER 22

“Digital Costume Creation” for Hallowe’en at Sellwood Library. Every hero or heroine needs a great costume: Create your own costume out of unexpected materials like plastic, cardboard, wire, felt, LEDs, switches, and even electric buzzers. “Come prepared with your imagination and a tinkering spirit and leave with a hat, mask or arm band that you can use on your next adventure.” Free. For teens in grades 6-12. This afternoon, 2-4 pm, at the Sellwood Branch Library, S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street. OCTOBER 25 Woodstock Farmers Market’s Hallowe’en Carnival. At the regular Sunday midday nonprofit Woodstock Farmers Market today, 10 am to 2 pm, it’s the fourth annual Hallowe’en Carnival. Bring the whole family for live music from “Tallulah’s Daddy”, face painting, trick-or-treating with vendors and neighborhood businesses, crafts, and more – in addition to the usual fresh produce, meat, cheese, hot food, and more. The activities are free. The location is 4600 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard, in the parking lot behind the Key Bank. More info online: www.woodstockmarketpdx.com.

15th annual Moreland Monster March at 3 pm. The annual Moreland Monster March in Westmoreland starts at 3 pm sharp at Llewellyn Elementary School, S.E. 14th and Tolman, proceeding west to Milwaukie Avenue, south to Bybee Boulevard, west to 14th, and then back to the school. It’s sponsored by the merchant members of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance and QFC Market, and is open to all. In costume? March in the parade, regardless of age or species! Not in costume? Gather on the sidewalks to watch the parade go by! Treats at the finish! It’s on, rain or shine, so if there are clouds, bring your umbrella.

St. Agatha Benefit Dinner this afternoon. The third annual Friends of St. Agatha Benefit Dinner, themed this year “Wings to Fly”, is this afternoon, 4-7 pm, at St. Agatha Catholic School, 7960 S.E. 15th in Sellwood. For information or to reserve a seat, call April Lough at 503/234-5500. All proceeds to directly to benefit the school, its students, programs, and families who qualify for financial aid.

OCTOBER 30

Hallowe’en Organ Concert. At 6:30 pm this evening, Dr. James Denman and Dr. Tamara Still present a Hallowe’en Organ Concert at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. Open to all. Free.