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Friday, Nov. 1

Annie Bloom’s Books 35th Anniversary Party

Annie Bloom’s Books is celebrating 35 years as the independent bookstore serving Southwest Portland neighborhood Multnomah Village by hosting a 35th anniversary party, which will coincide with Multnomah Village’s monthly First Friday event. The bookstore will serve cupcakes, champagne, wine, cheese and crackers. Customers will be able to enter a pair of drawings that night for Cynthia Rylant’s “God Got a Dog” and “The Novel Cure” by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Muslim Journeys Film Screening: 'Islamic Art'

“Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and more than 1,400 years of history. It explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. The film also examines the ways in which Islamic art turns calligraphy and the written word into masterpieces and develops water into an expressive, useful art form. This screening is a Muslim Journeys program, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. The event takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library Meeting Room, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

First come, first served.

Hillsdale Paella Dinner

After being rained out by the recent typhoon-style storm, Hillsdale Main Street has rescheduled its third annual Paella Dinner, a fundraising event that helps raise money for the nonprofit’s year-round community support programs. The event’s highlight is a Spanish dish called paella, which will be cooked in a 5-foot diameter pan over the course of the day by Chef Greg Schwab from Seasons & Regions. Guests can watch the cooking process while enjoying local wine and an appetizer course. They are also welcomed to purchase a mystery bottle of wine from the wine wall and participate in a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses. The food and cooking services will be donated by local restaurants, including the Tapas appetizers by Salvador Molly’s catering company, Vibrant Table Catering & Events and bread and a dessert by Julie Richardson from Baker & Spice. A portion of the event’s proceeds will also go to Neighborhood House’s Food Box Program, which serves more than 14,000 low-income children and seniors each year. There will be a featured emcee during portions of the event for entertainment, as well as key speakers highlighting sponsor contributions and success. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit hillsdalemainstreet.org/events/paella.

Sunday, Nov. 10

In the Bag: Benefit for the Arts

Come to this sale and silent auction where the community, celebrities and businesses donate handbags and other items and then the Wilson Area Arts Council holds the pop-up sale. They have every color, style and price of bag. The more they sell, the more money they raise for the arts. There is a silent auction for their "special" items, like designer bags, autographed books and gift certificates. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at O’Connors @ The Vault, 7850 SW Capitol Highway.

Arrive early. To learn more, visit facebook.com/InTheBagPDX.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Fall Leaves in Watercolor

Using real fresh or dried fall leaves brought in by artist Raina Imig, create lifelike portraits of the leaves using quality materials. The results are frame-worthy and will inspire you to learn more about watercolor painting. Sponsored by the Hillsdale Teen Council. Program takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hillsdale Library, 1575 SW Sunset Blvd.

First come, first served.

Philip Roth Unmasked

With an introduction Gail Sherman, Reed College English and humanities professor, American Masters explores the life and career of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer. Part of Portland Jewish Book Month. Co-presented by Institute for Judaic Studies and MJCC. Program takes place at 7 p.m. at Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6551 SW Capitol Highway.

Fall Eighth Grade Family Night

This is a special night for eighth-graders and their families to tour Wilson High School, meet teachers and administrators and learn more about Wilson. The event takes place from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Wilson High School, 1151 SW Vermont St.

Prospective students can find more information about Wilson High School at bit.ly/WHSau.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Craft and Rummage Sale at The Watershed

The community is invited to attend a craft and rummage sale. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Watershed at Hillsdale Community Room, 6380 SW Capitol Highway.

Call Karin O’Connor at CPAH, 503-293-4038, for more information.

Art of India

Mandalas are a traditional form of circular symmetrical art that have been practiced for millennia in India. During this hands-on cultural art program, artist Raina Imig will share information on the history of this sacred art form while participants have the opportunity to create their own Mandala paintings using watercolors. Program takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hillsdale Library, 1575 SW Sunset Blvd.

Registration required.

Fay the Fairy and the Pine Tree

Ever wish you were something that you are not? Newton, a little tree, wishes his pine needles were more important and beautiful to help him stand out, so much so that he makes a wish upon a falling star. Fay the Fairy comes to grant his wish. But is it really what Newton needs? Join Penny Walter of Penny’s Puppet Productions in this mini-musical original adaptation of a classic folktale and sing, laugh and dance your way to the answer. Performance takes place from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

Free tickets available 30 minutes in advance.

Monday, Nov. 18

'A Shared City: Native Americans in Early Portland History'

The first written histories of this city never mentioned that Portland’s recently arrived white residents were outnumbered 3-to-1 by the Native Americans who lived along the Willamette River at the foot of Jefferson Street and other sites around Portland. Portland historian Tracy J. Prince will share rare photos and early stories about Native Americans in Portland. Presentation takes place from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library Meeting Room, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

First come, first served.