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FEBRUARY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

In Inner Southeast Portland


FEBRUARY 3

“Pajamas and Popcorn Service” for all at All Saints: Everyone is invited to an intergenerational “Pajamas and Popcorn Service” at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Woodstock on Wednesday afternoon, February 3, at 5 p.m. There will be a service in the chapel followed by hot chocolate and popcorn, with a simple craft. Kids can come in their pajamas; PJs optional for adults, and you can change at the church if you want. For details, contact the church.

Hari Kondabolu peforms at Reed College: Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens raised comic who the New York Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today”. In March of 2014 he released his debut stand-up comedy album, “Waiting for 2042”. He is currently NYU's APA Institute's Artist in Residence for the 2014-2015 academic year. He performs at 7 p.m. this evening in Kaul Auditorium, on the Reed College Campus north of Woodstock Boulevard.

FEBRUARY 5

Free Concert at Reed College: “Friday at Four”. This concert features Reed music students Max Boddy, violin, and Alex Pan, piano. Admission is free, and the concert is open to the public. It's in the college's Eliot Hall chapel, at 4 p.m.

FEBRUARY 6

Weatherization Workshop comes to Sellwood: Today, free, from noon till 2 p.m. at the Sellwood Library, learn how to implement simple measures to lower home energy use and install effective weatherization materials using basic tools such as scissors and a screwdriver. Open to all, but each participating income-qualified Portland household will receive a free kit of materials. Register online with the Community Energy Project — at www.communityenergyproject.org/get-involved/calendar. The library is on the corner of S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street.

FEBRUARY 9

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: This afternoon, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church invites everyone to a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, featuring pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Free Will offering. (Tomorrow, February 10, is the beginning of Lent, and the church invites all to Ash Wednesday worship tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m.) Trinity United Methodist Church is on the corner of S.E. 39th and Steele in Woodstock. Online at: www.tumcpdx.org.

“Becoming Your Own Publisher” workshop: This free workshop for adults at the Sellwood Library provides authors with the tools and guidance necessary to become their own successful publishers, including aspects of professional editing and design, logistics, and distribution, and publicity and marketing. Registration required; register for a 30-minute session in the library, or by calling 503-988-5234. Two half-hour sessions, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The library is on the corner of S.E. 13th and Bidwell Street.

FEBRUARY 13

For families: Make and take a Luminaria! At the Sellwood Branch Library this morning, join artist Kathy Karbo as she leads workshop participants in transforming simple materials into stunning Luminarias for your home or garden. Take yours home to enjoy! It's all free, but come early to be sure of a seat, because space is limited. The two-hour workshop starts at 10:30 am at the Sellwood Library, S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street.

FEBRUARY 14

81st Annual St. Ignatius Italian Dinner: This afernoon, noon till 6 p.m., a Southeast Portland neighborhood tradition, since 1935! St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Dillon Hall, at 3400 S.E. 43rd Avenue at Powell Boulevard offers its annual Italian Dinner, featuring spaghetti, ravioli, homemade meatballs, green salad, Delphina's Italian Pugliese bread, beverages and dessert. Adults, $11.50; Seniors, $10; Kids under 12, $6; Kids under 5 with parents, FREE. Credit cards now accepted.

“Asian New Year” celebrated in Woodstock: The Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in many Asian cultures celebrating life, good health, and prosperity. Come to the Woodstock Branch Library to help bring in the New Year with cultural performances, educational activities, and light refreshments. Free; 3-4:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Library, S.E. 49th and Woodstock Boulevard.

FEBRUARY 16

Pageturners Book Group for adults at Woodstock Library: Come to the Woodstock Branch Library 6:30-7:30 p.m. this evening for “Everybody Reads”, Multnomah County Library's annual community reading project. First read “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henríquez — then engage in stimulating conversation about books, exchange perspectives about characters and plot, and get to know your neighbors. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

FEBRUARY 18

Three-day “Festival of New Works” at Reed: Five thesis candidates developing new works will present these world premieres in a festival format today through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. each day, in the Massee Pereformance Lab, in the Reed College Performing Arts Building, on the west side of the campus off S.E. 28th. Collectively, these five performances explore identity and the ways that performance is made. For tickets, go online: reed.ticketleap.com/newworks.

FEBRUARY 22

Red Cross Bloodmobile in Woodstock this afternoon: The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive 2 to 7 p.m. this afternoon at Woodstock Bible Church. The church is located at 5101 S.E. Mitchell Street. Everyone invited to donate blood. If you would like to schedule a specific time, go online at: www.redcrossblood.org. Thank you for donating. Your blood helps to save lives.

Llewellyn “Connect to Kindergarten”: Llewellyn Elementary School welcomes parents of incoming Llewellyn kindergartners to its “Connect to Kindergarten” event this evening, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parents, please join the Principal and staff in an introduction to the school. Childcare will be provided. The school's address is 6301 S.E. 14th Avenue in Westmoreland.

Registration underway for Naturescaping Workshop: The required preregistration is now open for a March 5 “Naturescaping Basics” workshop in Woodstock — in which you will learn how to design your landscape to reduce water use, decrease stormwater runoff, and improve habitat for local birds, wildlife, and yourself! This workshop will explore the core concepts of naturescaping, pollution prevention, native plant identification, and siteplanning principles. Get native gardening and design tips and more. Presented by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Sat., March 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3915 S.E. Steele Street. Register by calling 503-935-5368, or go online: www.emswcd.org. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

FEBRUARY 27

Pianist Paul Roberts –Master class and then concert, at Reed: Reed College presents Paul Roberts in a special chamber music workshop featuring three Debussy sonatas, all written between 1915 and 1916: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Musicians will include advanced student instrumentalists from the area, with Paul Roberts at the piano. The workshop will be a cross between a master class and an open rehearsal, engaging the audience in the process and at the same time providing insight into the nature and structure of the music in the manner of a lecture recital. You are invited for the working sessions, 2:30-5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, Room 320, at Reed College ($20), or the culminating concert performance at 7 p.m. in Eliot Hall Chapel ($15). SAVE by buying tickets for both for $30, and then also join Paul Roberts and the musicians for a no-host supper in the Reed Commons before the concert. All full-time students admitted free to the workshop and/or concert. Buy tickets online at www.focm.org — or call 503-224-9842.