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In October, in Inner Southeast


Today and tomorrow – St. Philip Neri Church rummage sale.

The annual fund-raising rummage sale at St. Philip Neri Church Hall, accompanied by a craft fair, takes place today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is S.E. 16th and Division Street, just north of Powell.


Reed College annual “FUNd RUN/WALK” this morning. This morning brings the annual Reed College “FUNd RUN/WALK”, 9-11:30 a.m. (Registration starts at 8.) The 5K run/walk starts at 9 from the Reed College Quad; then, 9:30-11:30 a.m., there is a free Bon Appétit pancake breakfast, campus tours, kids’ activities, and the award ceremony. One hundred percent of the registration fees and sponsorship dollars are donated by Reed College directly to Portland Public Schools, including Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn, and Woodstock Elementary Schools. For more information or to register online, go to: www.reed.edu/5k

Holy Family Church “Oktoberfest” this afternoon.

Holy Family Church, at 7425 S.E. Chavez Blvd. (39th Avenue) presents a family-friendly Oktoberfest from noon until 8 p.m. today, with carnival games and crafts, music and live entertainment, food from Otto’s Sausage Kitchen, and beverages from Woodstock’s new Double Mountain Brewery and Tap Room. Prizes will be awarded for the “best Oktoberfest dressed” adult and child. Admission is free, and food, beverage, and carnival tickets will be available for purchase. For more information, go online: www.eastmorelandoktoberfest.com.


Classes start for Beginning Shen Lao Style Tai Chi Chuan.

Ongoing classes start this morning at 10 a.m. in Beginning Shen Lao Style Tai Chi Chuan, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. This form of Tai Chi was designed for all levels of physical ability and ambition. The class will be ongoing, by donation, and taught by Sifu Jann E. Jasperse (503/312-4933).


Eastmoreland “Historic District” information meeting.

At 7 p.m. this evening there will be an Eastmoreland Historic District Information Session, at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Celebration Hall (Chavez/39th and S.E. Flavel). It will include speakers from Portland Planning Bureau, the City of Portland’s Design and Historic Resource Review Team, and the Irvington Historic District, to answer questions on the pros and cons of neighborhoods being designated “Historic Districts”. [This meeting is sponsored by a group of Eastmoreland neighbors.] OCTOBER 5 FREE Sustainable Landscaping workshop.

Explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants. Discover Portland's most common native plant communities; learn which species do well in similar growing conditions, and get tips to help them thrive. It’s free in Southeast this evening, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Sunnyside Community House, 3534 S.E. Main Street. Register online at: emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops – or call 503/222-7645 for more information.


“300 Family Estate Sale” today and tomorrow at the Manor.

The residents of nonprofit Westmoreland Union Manor announce a “300 Family Estate Sale” today and tomorrow – 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. each day. Collectables and boutique; home décor; linens; kitchen items; Holiday ideas; crafts; jewelry; tools; electronics; furniture; books; media. Continental breakfast and lunch available. The Manor is at 5404 S.E. 23rd Avenue in Westmoreland, between Bybee and Tolman; street parking only. Possible detour required; watch for signs.

Fundraising lunch and bingo at St. Anthony’s Church.

St. Anthony Church’s Fall Luncheon is this morning at 11:30 a.m., at 3720 S.E. 79th Street, two blocks south of Powell Boulevard. $7 cost includes both lunch and bingo, with the latter offering “great prizes”. For more information, call 503/504-1204.


FREE Sustainable Landscaping workshop.

Learn how rain gardens add beauty and color to your yard while helping restore the health of urban streams at the same time. You will get step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden. It’s free, and in Southeast this morning – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sunnyside Community House, 3434 S.E. Main Street. Register online at: emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops – or call 503/222-7645 for more information.

Holiday Bazaar at VFW Post.

Today and tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., it’s the third annual Holiday Bazaar held at, and benefitting, VFW Sellwood Breakthrough Post 4248, at 7118 S.E. Fern Street. “Beautiful Fall and Hallowe’en decorations, as well as Christmas. In addition to handmade items we will have a Bake Sale as well as hot dogs and nachos.” For more information, call 503/775-4844.

Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction and concert tonight.

The tenth annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and concert take place this evening at 7 p.m. at Brooklyn’s Aladdin Theater, a half block south of Powell Boulevard on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. To be inducted tonight: Brian Berg; Duffy Bishop (who will perform); Pete Krebs, Fernando Viciconte, and Paul Brainerd (all of whom will perform), Sleater-Kinney, Tim Ellis, Dave Cutter, and Bart Day. 3 Leg Torso will also perform. Tickets are available online at www.ticketfly.com – or at the Aladdin Theater Box Office. The evening is a benefit for the nonprofit Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

OCTOBER 10 For adults: Becoming Your Own Publisher.

This free workshop at the Sellwood Branch Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. this evening, provides authors the tools and guidance necessary to become your own successful publisher. Includes aspects of professional editing and design, logistics and distribution, and publicity and marketing. The goal for this presentation is to offer enough details to make writers “publishing professionals” with an insider’s knowledge of the business, and unique ways of approaching the marketplace. Free, but registration is required; register in the library at S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street, or by calling 503/988-5234.


For teens: “Anime, the Easy Way”.

Love anime and manga cartoons, but don't know how to draw them, or want to improve on what you already know? The Sellwood Branch Library this afternoon, 1-3 p.m., offers you a free opportunity to learn tricks and techniques for drawing your favorite characters and designing your own. Use professional bristol paper and ink to do line work. For teens in grades 6-12; any experience level welcome. It’s free, but registration is required; register in the Sellwood Library, S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street, or by calling 503/988-5234. OCTOBER 15

“Gifted Options”: Tools for schools and families.

Best-selling author Susan Winebrenner is the keynoter for today’s 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Talented and Gifted Students conference, open to all, and held at Reed College. In addition to the keynote and more than 12 different breakout options, there will be an exhibitor and vendor fair. Prices start at $59 (for members of OATAG), and include lunch. Register online, or get more information, at: www.oatag.org.


Red Cross blood drive this afternoon in Woodstock.

From 2 until 7 p.m. today at Woodstock Bible Church, the Red Cross will be on hand for blood donations from the community. The church is located at 5101 S.E. Mitchell Street. Sign up online at: www.redcrossblood.org (and type Woodstock in the blue box), or call the Red Cross (1-800/733-2767). Walk-ins are welcome, but registering beforehand helps prevent long waits. Thank you for donating and helping to save lives.


Ladies and gentlemen, shred your documents!

Have your discarded documents shredded, free, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7810 S.E. 15th Avenue in Sellwood. Safe document shredding done professionally on-site today. Completely free, but any free will offering would be appreciated.

“Great Pumpkin” designing, for kids and families, in Woodstock.

Design a pumpkin stencil with tape on a white canvas bag, and then add some paint to make your jack-o-lantern glow! In this free workshop at the Woodstock Branch Library, 2-3 p.m. today, kids will listen to fun music by Charles Schulz as they create Great Pumpkin carriers with “Puppetkabob”.


“Scrabble at the Library” in Sellwood.

Attention word lovers of every age: Have fun while exercising your brain, improving your vocabulary, and making new friends – by playing Scrabble. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced players are all welcome. Bring your own set, or use one of the Sellwood Branch Library’s. It’s free, and it’s this afternoon, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Sellwood Library, on S.E. 13th at Bidwell Street. Come a little early; space is limited.


For teens: Create your own “Franken-animal”.

With Hallowe’en looming, it’s time to create your own Franken-animal or creature, by hacking apart stuffed animals and reclaimed materials, then putting it all back together, using needle, thread, and hot glue. For the final touch, add in animatronics to make it one of a kind. It’s free, and it’s for teens in grades 6-12, this afternoon 1-3 p.m. at the Woodstock Branch Library, S.E. Woodstock Boulevard at 49th.


15th Annual “Moreland Monster March”.

The yearly “Moreland Monster March” Hallowe’en Parade, started by parents in 2001 shortly after the 9-11 terrorism attacks in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania, to bring cheer back to the community, continues to be a huge draw for kids and parents, thousands of whom participate in costume in this short but fun parade. The parade forms in front of Llewellyn Elementary School on S.E. 14th at Tolman Street, and sets off east to Milwaukie Avenue promptly at 3 p.m. The parade then turns south to Bybee Boulevard, west to 14th, and then north back to Llewellyn Elementary School – where the merchants of the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance (SWBA) will have treats and drinks for all. The whole thing takes an hour or so. It’s fun. Come one, come all. OCTOBER 31 Hallowe’en Party in Woodstock. The Woodstock Neighborhood Association again presents its Hallowe’en Party for families and kids at the Woodstock Community Center, on S.E. 44th just north of Woodstock Boulevard and east of BiMart, 4:30-7 p.m. First, following “Not So Scary Stories” at 4 p.m. at the Woodstock Library, kids are welcome to Trick Or Treat their way to the party down Woodstock Boulevard at participating merchants, who are denoted by the “Treats Here” signs in business windows.

Haunted House in Sellwood: “Spooky Stories from Teen Girls”.

Nonprofit youth organization Rogue Pack creates a site-specific theatre piece at the “Haunted” Sellwood Playhouse! Receive a tour around Rogue Pack's new home and find out its mysterious history. Featuring Rogue Pack girls 10-17 in the DHS / foster care system from Boys & Girls Aid. For children 10 years and older. The Sellwood Playhouse is at 901 S.E. Spokane Street in Sellwood, and the event takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. this evening. Tickets are $5, and include treats. Reserve tickets at: www.roguepack.org – or call 971/344 0155.


St. Anthony Church Bazaar.

Actually, it’s a Bazaar, Bake Sale, and Raffle – an annual fundraiser for St. Anthony Church, at 3720 S.E. 79th, two blocks south of Powell Boulevard. Hours today are 9 to 5; continuing tomorrow 9 to 3. Tables are available; contact 503/774-7411.