Portland Revels Autumn Salon performance is tonight

The Portland Revels will perform an Autumn Salon this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St. in Portland. The event features Cecil Sharp and the English Roots of the Appalachian Ballad.

The Portland Revelers offer educational salons to explore the cultures presented in their Christmas Revels show. This year they will explore the historic American Appalachia. Presenters will be Richard Lewis and special guest Ruth McLain, from the heart of the Great Smokey Mountains in Berea, Kentucky. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

Take part in First Friday Irish dance tomorrow night

The First Friday Irish music and dance Ceili Mor will be held Nov. 2 beginning with dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. and live music from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Winona Grange, 8340 SW Seneca St in Tualatin.

The musicians playing include Mikey Beglan, Erik Killops and Danny O’Hanlon with Sam Keator calling the dance steps. The event is open to children age 8 and older and adults. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and veterans. For more information, visit or call 503-691-2078.

Caitlyn Olson to appear in Linfield production

Caitlyn Olson of West Linn is participating in the Linfield College production of “Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies,” which opens Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 10 in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall on the Linfield campus.

Olson is a senior majoring in theater arts and elementary education. She will play the role of Maris Harper. She is a 2009 graduate of West Linn High School and the daughter of Roger and Connie Olson of West Linn.

Olson is a member of the Linfield choir and has been involved in past Linfield productions including “Springfest,” “These Shining Lives,” “Execution of Justice” and “A Doll’s House.” This world premiere for “Kickin’ Sand and Tellin’ Lies” was written by Professor Jackson Miller and senior theatre major Chris Forrer.

The fictional tale was inspired by stories from the project “Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City.” The story is about a young fisherman who learns respect for the ocean, the dory fleet and fellow anglers.

Performances are Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 general admission, $7 for seniors and Linfield faculty and staff and $5 for students. All tickets are discounted $2 on opening night. Order online at or by calling 503-883-2292.

Get a taste of Thanksgiving early at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market Bridgeport will hold a Taste of Thanksgiving event Nov. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees can purchase a passport for $10 for adults and $5 for children and then journey through the store, enjoying seasonal favorite dishes.

Passport purchase prices are donated to the Northwest Dance Academy.

On November 10, attend the store’s Fall Bazaar — a communitiy craft fair — between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Support local artists and crafters with your purchase of unique handmade gifts. Whole Foods Market Bridgeport is located at 7380 SW Bridgeport Road in Tigard.

Trinity Cathedral to hold artisan fair

Trinity Cathedral will hold its annual artisan fair Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Glasswork, jewelry, ceramics, cards, fiber arts, paintings and garden art will be for sale.

Admission is two cans of food or $2. The event benefits the Trinity Cathedral Arts Program and the church’s outreach food pantry. Trinity Cathedral is located at 147 NW 19th St. in Portland.

Willamette Falls Symphony to perform fall concert

The Willamette Falls Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Mark Perlman, will present a fall concert Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at Oregon City United Methodist Church. The program will include Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony: The Pastoral, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Brouwer’s Remembrances.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. The United Methodist Church is located at 18955 S. End Road, in Oregon City.

New Chicken Soup for the Soul includes Waltz’s writing

Lake Oswego author Samantha Ducloux Waltz is again one of the featured writers in the latest addition to the”Chicken Soup for the Soul book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can’t Believe My Cat Did That!” The book is available at booksellers everywhere.

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