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Friday, May 2

Northwest Wools 25th Anniversary

During Multnomah Village’s First Friday come join the self-proclaimed oldest yarn shop in Portland for its 25th anniversary party while also celebrating its outgoing owner, Linda Berning, who is retiring after 24 years. There will also be flamenco dancing and singing with Portland artists Nat Hulskamp, Lamiae Naki, Ward Griffith, Laura Onizuka and many others. Event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Northwest Wools, 3524 SW Troy St.

For more information, visit nwwools.com.

Sunday, May 4

Pretty Posie Mother’s Day Cards

Make a card for someone special. Use paper, felt, fabric, ribbon and buttons to design a flowery collage with Shannon Schollian. Program takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. at Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.

Registration required.

Monday, May 5

Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement

In this workshop with Christian DUrso, participants will learn how to establish retirement goals and strategies for a sustainable income in retirement. Program takes place from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library Meeting Room, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234.

Thursday, May 8

Teen Service Crew

Need community service hours and volunteer credit? Check out the Teen Service Crew at your library. Come for a two-hour block of music, snacks and enough work to keep you busy. Program takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234.

Saturday, May 10

Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. (SWNI) Spring Cleanup

Accepting wood, yard debris, bulky waste, scrap metal and donations to charity. Reuse Alliance Oregon partners: Community Warehouse, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Hillsdale Community Foundation Book Collection. Volunteer to help unload vehicles, assist with pickup from seniors and disabled or pick up litter along neighborhood streets. Snacks provided.

Event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Portland Christian Center, 5700 SW Dosch Road.

The True Story of the Three Little Wolves

Dragon Theater Puppets presents a puppet show for all ages. Three wolves tell their stories about what really happened to them in the classic stories about the three little pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Peter and the wolf. Program takes place from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Capitol Hill Library, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

First come, first served.

Thursday, May 15

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Program takes place from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.

Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling 503-988-5234.

Saturday, May 17

Science Fiction & Fantasy Music

Learn about the history of Filk music and listen to local musicians performing songs about science, science fiction, fantasy, computers and other themes in this performance for adults by Friends of Filk. Program takes place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.

First come, first served.

Tuesday, May 20

“American Winter” Film Screening

Filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, “American Winter” presents a snapshot of the state of the economy as it is playing out in many American families. Join the library for a discussion after the film. Program takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Capitol Hill Library Meeting Room, 10723 SW Capitol Highway.

First come, first served.

Saturday, May 31

Why Jane?

Why is Jane Austen so popular today? Hundreds of sequels and other works derived from her six novels have been published in the last two decades. Movies of her works or derived from her works abound. Literary societies devoted to her exist all over the world, including one of the largest literary societies, the Jane Austen Society of North America with over 4,500 members. For some, only Shakespeare is greater. How can this be? Presenter Bill Boyd will try to answer that question.

Program takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd.