Sustainable events around Portland

Walk for the Wildwood

Forest Park is 60 years old this year, and the Friends of Forest Park are raising money to keep its 70 miles of trails in good shape.

The seventh annual Walk for the Wildwood run/walk/hike lets participants choose from a 2.5- or an 8-mile version. There's a free granola and yogurt breakfast beforehand, and a fair afterward (puppets, petting zoo, coffee). It's not just for tourists, you know.

8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, Lower Macleay Park at the end of Northwest Upshur Street near 28th Place, parking at 2701 N.W. Vaughn St. in the Montgomery Park visitors lot, 503-223-5449,, 2.5-mile course $10, 8-mile course $15, free for kids under 8

PF Sloan

Back when music was as much political as it was personal, PF Sloan wrote songs like 'Eve of Destruction' and 'Secret Agent Man.'

Sloan's return to the music business now, after a 10-year hiatus (his politically charged album, 'Sailover,' was released in August), may indicate a growing interest in 'socially conscious pop,' as USA Today recently called it. Current musical luminaries Lucinda Williams, the Pixies' Frank Black and Buddy Miller add their skills to the album.

Fans both young and old ('Eve of Destruction' topped the Billboard charts 41 years ago) have a chance to see this musical legend at two shows Thursday.

6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Music Millennium, 801 N.W. 23rd Ave., 503-248-0163, free; 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 503-288-3985, $15

-Tribune staff

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