November 7th, 2012
Note: Admission is free for the following events, but you might be charged for activities or food and drink.
Events are sorted by start time.
International Passive House Days: A collection of high-performance homes and offices will open their doors to the general public. Each location has a different schedule, and some locations require an appointment.
Friday, November 9
Stimson Lumber Tree Arrival: Welcome Portland’s 75-foot Douglas Fir to Pioneer Courthouse Square at noon. The lighting ceremony takes place on November 23.
“Things I Want to Punch in the Face”: Jennifer Worick talks about her humor book inspired by the blog of the same name. Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7:00 pm.
Saturday, November 10
Safety Saturday at the Belmont Firehouse: Drop in between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to see the exhibits and learn about safety for you and your family. 900 SE 35th Ave, Portland.
Guided Nature Walk at Tryon Creek State Natural Area: This week’s theme is Ethnobotany. 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, 10:00 am.
Lego Robots (Sherwood): Learn how to program Lego robots at the Sherwood Public Library from 10:00 am to noon. Recommended for children in grades 3-5.
Metro Parent’s 2012 Education & Enrichment Fair: Talk to educators from more than 35 private and public schools as well as before- and after-school programs. OMSI Auditorium (1945 SE Water Street, Portland), 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Fort Vancouver Veterans Day Parade: See one of the largest veterans parades on the West Coast. Fort Vancouver National Site, 11:00 am.
Gresham Veterans Day Parade: Downtown Gresham, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
“The Snowflake Man”: This puppet show tells the story of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, the first person to capture the image of a single snow crystal. North Portland Library (512 N. Killingsworth St, Portland), 11:00 am.
Artist and children’s book author, Nikki McClure, will talk about her new book at A Children’s Place Bookstore (4807 NE Fremont St, Portland), 1:00 pm.
Copper Wire Gifts: Learn how to create sculptures using copper wire, pipe cleaners, beads and ornaments. Albina Library (3605 NE 15th Ave, Portland), 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
“The Onion Book of Known Knowledge”: Will Tracy, editor of the satirical news organization the Onion, presents this compendium of all things known. Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 2:00 pm.
Portland Ballet Rehearsal of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: 6250 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, 3:00 pm.
Sunday, November 11
Free Workshops: As part of the Siren Nation Women’s Music and Arts Festival, Kennedy School will host free arts and crafts, fitness, and writing workshops. 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Veterans Day Service in Gresham: The event includes guest speakers, representatives of all branches of the military, personnel from fire and police, music and taps. Gresham Heroes Memorial (219 S. Main Ave, Gresham), 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Filmmaker Saul Levine: Fans of experimental cinema won’t want to miss Levine speak at the School of Film (934 SW Salmon Ave, Portland) at 4:00 pm.
“The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook”: Tom Douglas, Seattle chef and winner of the James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur award, will talk about his book at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm.
More free events
For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.
And please check out your local library!
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