Free Events in Portland: December 7–9, 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.

All weekend

Reindeer Magic: Visit Santa and his reindeer, and enjoy kids activities, food, and more. Dennis’ 7 Dees locations. See event website for schedule.

Christmas Ship Parade: This parade of boats, each one decorated with holiday lights, sets sail almost every evening through December 21 on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

“Princess and the Pea” Performance (reserve tickets): Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through December 23, see a live performance of “Princess and the Pea” at Theater!Theatre! (3430 SE Belmont, Portland). Go to the event website for information about reserving free tickets.

Friday, December 7

Portland Children’s Museum: It’s the first Friday of the month, which means admission is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

Fremont Festival of Lights: See Santa ride down Fremont Street from 52nd to 42nd on a fire engine at 5:00 pm. Afterward, enjoy activities at local businesses. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Beaverton Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House: Activities at Beaverton City Library starting at  5:00 pm, followed by more fun at Beaverton City Park including the tree lighting at 7:00 pm.

Camas Hometown Holidays: First Friday in Downtown Camas, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tree lighting at 6:30 pm.

Tualatin Starry Nights and Holiday Lights: Lighting of the floating tree, music, kids activities, and more. Lake at the Tualatin Commons at 8325 SW Nyberg St, 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm. See the event website for schedule information.

First Friday Art Walk in SE Portland: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala: At 6:42 pm, Santa Claus will light the Christmas tree in front of Village Beads at 35th and SW Capitol Hwy. First Friday fun at local businesses and horse-drawn carriage rides (see event website for schedule).

Saturday, December 8

Safety Saturday and Santa at the Historic Belmont Firehouse:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Free Family Day at the Washington County Museum: The theme is outer space. Make solar-themed ornaments, sample astronaut ice cream, and more. Hillsboro Civic Center (120 E. Main St, Hillsboro), 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

West Linn Holiday Parade: The parade begins at 10:00 am and will travel through the Historic Willamette District. After the parade, visit with Santa and sip hot beverages at the Willamette Fire Station.

Life in Space: Join staff from the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum to learn about the environment of outer space. Check out a real space suit and helmet. St. Johns Library (7510 N. Charleston Ave, Portland), 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Encore presentation at Kenton Library (8226 N. Denver Ave, Portland) at 3:00 pm.

Tuba Christmas Concert: More than 200 tuba players are expected to perform in this holiday tradition. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Sunday, December 9

“Underwater Dogs”: Pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel will present his book at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm.

More free events

For more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

Add comment December 5th, 2012

Free Events in Portland: November 30–December 2, 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.

All weekend

“Princess and the Pea” Performance: Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 30 through December 23, see a live performance of “Princess and the Pea” at Theater!Theatre! (3430 SE Belmont, Portland). Go to the event website for information about reserving free tickets.

Friday, November 30

West Linn Community Tree Lighting: Kids activities at the West Linn City Hall. Treats and more at businesses at Cascade Summit Town Square. 6:00 pm.

Author Michael Connelly will talk about his latest book, “The Black Box,” at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7:00 pm.

Tigard Tree Lighting Festivities: See Santa and the Mayor light the tree at 7:00 pm at Liberty Park (north end of Main Street at Pacific Hwy). Then head to CrossFit PAW (across from the Tigard Post Office) for treats and a visit with Santa.

“Modernist Cuisine at Home”: Scott Heimendinger, director of applied research from the Modernist Cuisine team, will present this book. Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, December 1

A Nutcracker Tea: An abridged, family-friendly adaptation of the Nutcracker ballet for ages 4 and up. Tualatin Public Library (18878 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin), 11:00 am.

Seasonal Songs from America’s Back Roads: American roots musician Lauren Sheehan will perform at Gresham Library (385 NW Miller Ave, Gresham), 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm.

Milwaukie Umbrella Parade and Tree Lighting: The parade starts at 4:00 pm at the Waldorf School, followed by the tree lighting at Milwaukie City Hall (10722 SE Main St, Milwaukie).

Sherwood Winter Festival: The festival begins with a parade at 4:00 pm, followed by activities at Cannery Square Plaza in Old Town Sherwood and the Sherwood Masonic Lodge.

Gresham Spirit of Christmas: Live music, tree lighting, Santa, and more. Arts Plaza (401 NE Second St, Gresham), 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm.

Sunday, December 2

Chinese Brush Painting: Learn about and try Chinese brush painting. All materials provided. Woodstock Library (6008 SE 49th Ave, Portland), 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Happy Valley Tree Lighting: Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday music, and more. Happy Valley City Hall, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band will perform at Lakeridge High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

More free events

For more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

1 comment November 28th, 2012

Free Events in Portland: November 22–25, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Thursday, November 22

PROPER Thanksgiving Meal: North Portland community enhancement organization, PROPER, and non-profit soul food cafe, Po’Shines, are hosting a free Thanksgiving meal from noon to 4:00 pm.  8131 N. Denver, Portland.

Friday, November 23

My Macy’s Holiday Parade: Inflatable floats,costumed characters, marching bands, Santa, and more. Downtown Portland, 9:00 am. Check the website for route information.

Portland Art Museum Free Day: It’s the fourth Friday of the month, which means admission is free from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Square: Head to Pioneer Courthouse Square for a festive community sing-a-long and tree lighting. 5:30 pm.

Lake Oswego Holiday Tree Lighting: See the lighting of the Bigelow Plaza Holiday Tree at the corner of 5th Street & A Avenue, then parade to Millennium Park for the lighting of the Millennium Tree. Caroling, music, and refreshments. 5:30 pm.

The Lighting of The Streets of Tanasbourne: Live music, Santa, tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Check the website for the schedule of events.

Saturday, November 24

Guided Nature Walk at Tryon Creek State Natural Area: This week’s theme is Forest Fungi. 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, 10:00 am.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Mississippi Avenue: Live music, treats, and more. Mississippi Commons (3731 N. Mississippi Avenue), 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Holiday Tree Lighting in the Pearl: Head to Jamison Square (810 NW 11th Ave, Portland) for treats and caroling at 5:30 pm, followed by the Holiday Tree lighting at 6:00 pm.

Sunday, November 25

Mega Craft Workshop (Tigard): Create fused glass art, one-of-kind jewelry, and more. Tigard Library, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

American Indian Symbols and Mask Making (Troutdale): Families are invited to learn about Northwest Coast Native American culture through mask making. Troutdale Library, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

More free events

For more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

Add comment November 22nd, 2012

Free Events in Portland: November 17–18, 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.

Saturday, November 17

Fix-It Fair: Free workshops on saving money, healthy living, and more. Also free: lunch, professional childcare, lead blood testing, bicycle tuneups. Madison High School (2735 NE 82nd Ave, Portland), 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Santa Arrival Parade: Join Santa at 10:00 am at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland and walk with him to Pioneer Place. Songs, snow and surprises.

Washington County Museum Free Day: Enjoy a day of activities to celebrate the opening of two exhibits in the museum’s new exhibitions and programming space at the Hillsboro Civic Center (120 E. Main St, Hillsboro). 10:00 am to 8:30 pm.

Portland By Cycle Autumn Rides: Stormwater Gardens & Swales, Oh My! This guided bike ride begins at Hawthorne Hostel (SE Hawthorne Blvd & 31st, Portland), 10:00 am.

Homemade Noodles: Learn how to make fresh, homemade noodles using organic flour. Everyone will leave with noodles to boil at home. North Portland Library (512 N. Killingsworth St, Portland), 11:00 am.

Native American Dance: Painted Sky’s Northstar Dance Company celebrates Native American traditions through music and dance. Midland Library (805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland), 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

Behind the Scenes at LAIKA: Making “ParaNorman”: Two of the studio’s top animators will show how this movie came to be. Production puppets will also be on display. Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland), 3:00 pm.

American Indian Symbols and Mask Making: Families are invited to learn about Northwest Coast Native American culture through mask making. Kenton Library (8226 N. Denver Ave, Portland), 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Rachael Yamagata will perform at 3:00 pm at Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St, Portland.

Lighting of Maddax Woods Opening Day Celebration: Enjoy a walk down a lighted path through the woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River. 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with live music from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Sunday, November 18

Native American Flute Demonstration: Nancy and Rob Downie will demonstrate and explain the history of a variety of Native American flutes. Tigard Library (13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard), 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Preview of The Next Waltz:  Some of Portland’s finest musicians will perform selections from The Next Waltz, a tribute to the legendary rock concert The Last Waltz. Music Millennium (3158 E. Burnside St, Portland), 3:00 pm.

Portland Center Stage 25th Anniversary Open House: Live entertainment, treats, a craft market, and a photo booth featuring real costumes used on stage. 128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

More free events

For more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

Add comment November 14th, 2012

Free Events in Portland: November 9–11, 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.

All weekend

International Passive House DaysA 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 more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

Add comment November 7th, 2012

Free Events in Portland: November 2–4, 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.

Friday, November 2

Portland Children’s Museum: It’s the first Friday of the month, which means admission is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

First Friday Art Walks:

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos (Newberg): This two-day festival begins with the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan, Newberg).

Saturday, November 3

Let’s See Sellwood Bike Tour: The tour will go by beautiful parks, a nationally renowned college, and will show off the connection between the Springwater Corridor Trail and the Springwater-on-the-Willamette Trail. Col. Summers Park (SE 17th Ave & Taylor, Portland), 10:00 am.

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos (Newberg): Music, art activities, and more. Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan, Newberg), 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Native American Dance: Painted Sky’s Northstar Dance Company performs a high-energy show that celebrates Native American traditions. North Portland Library (512 N. Killingsworth St, Portland), 11:00 am to 11:30 am. Repeat performance at 2:00 pm at Gresham Library.

Sunday, November 4

Documentary Film “Vegucated”: See this award-winning film about three New Yorkers who adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Hollywood Library (4040 NE Tillamook St, Portland), 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

More free events

For more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op.

And please check out your local library!

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

Add comment October 31st, 2012

Free Halloween Events, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Note: Admission is free for the following events, but you might be charged for activities or food and drink.

Multnomah Village: Trick-or-treat at businesses in the village from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. SW 32nd to 36th and Capitol Hwy, Portland.

Lake Oswego Harvest Festival: Games, crafts, trick-or-treat street, and more. Millennium Plaza Park (200 First St, Lake Oswego), 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Bridgeport Village: Trick-or-treat at participating stores. 7455 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Clackamas Town Center: Children younger than 12 and their parents are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Halloween Hijinks at Kennedy School: Willamette Radio Workshop’s performance of “Frankenstein” at 4:00 pm and again at 5:30 pm, trick-or-treating from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and live music at 7:00 pm. 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland.

Safe Trick-or-Treat in Gresham: Main Avenue in Downtown Gresham will be closed to traffic to provide a safe area for kids to trick-or-treat at local merchants. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Lloyd Center: Stores will be passing out treats while supplies last from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland.

Davis Graveyard: Each October, the Davis’s transform their yard into a realistic, haunted graveyard. For Halloween, their street will be closed to traffic from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 8703 SE 43rd Ave in Milwaukie.

Downtown Newberg: Trick-or-treating, photo opportunities, a haunted house, a haunted trolley, and a children’s activity area. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Harvest Hoopla: Enjoy a harvest-themed night of fun at Charles Jordan Community Center (9009 N. Foss Ave, Portland), 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Halloween Hullabaloo: Head to the Fairview-Columbia Library for some not-too-scary stories, games, and more. 1520 NE Village St, Fairview, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

“Shaun of the Dead”: See the movie at Kennedy School at 7:40 pm. Ages 21+.

“Mad Max” Screening and Costume Party: Bagdad Theater & Pub, 7:00 pm doors; 8:00 pm film. Ages 21+.

For more ideas, go to PDX Kids Calendar and PDX Pipeline.

Photo credit: SpindlierHades

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

1 comment October 28th, 2012

Free Events in Portland: October 26–28, 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.

All weekend

Davis Graveyard: Each October, the Davis’s transform their yard into a realistic, haunted graveyard. Get the full experience (sound, fog, ghost effects, and animations) every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 2 from dusk to 11:00 pm (10:00 pm on Sunday). Get the lite version (lights only) every Monday through Thursday from dusk to 10:00 pm. 8703 SE 43rd Ave in Milwaukie.

Friday, October 26

Portland Art Museum Free Day: It’s the fourth Friday of the month, which means admission is free from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Halloween Monster Mash (Portland): Food, games, prizes, crafts, and more. Costumes are highly encouraged. Peninsula Park Community Center (700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland), 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

“Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are”: Author Katherine Sharpe shares her book about young people’s intimate and complicated relationships with their medication. Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, October 27

Portland Zombie Walk and Thrill the World/Thriller Dance: The zombie walk starts at 10:00 am at the OMSI overflow lot on SE Water and Madison. Thrill the World, the annual performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance, starts at noon on the OMSI plaza.

Guided Nature Walk at Tryon Creek State Natural Area: This week’s theme is Creepy Crawly Creatures. 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, 10:00 am.

Trick-or-Treat & More at The Streets of Tanasbourne: Activities for children ages 12 and younger: costume parade, trick-or-treating, and more. 19350 NW Emma Way, Hillsboro, 11:00 am  to 1:00 pm.

Hillsboro Airport Air Fair: Take a tour of the airfield, experience a flight simulator, enter to win a free one-hour scenic flight, and more. Pre-register online to beat the lines: click here. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Lake Oswego Storytelling Festival: Enjoy a performance by storyteller Will Hornyak at 1:00 pm at the Lake Oswego Library. At 7:00 pm, storytellers Alton Chung, Steven Henegar and Terry Jordan perform at West End Building.

Day of the Dead (Tigard): Crafts, face painting, snacks, and more. Bring photos and mementos of loved ones for the library’s Day of the Dead altar. Tigard Library, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Halloween Party (Milwaukie): Magician Bob Eaton presents not-so-spooky magic for all ages. Costumes welcome. Milwaukie Library, 2:00 pm.

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Multnomah County Edit-athon (Portland): In this workshop, write and edit Wikipedia’s entries relating to Multnomah County. Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland), 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Silly Ghost Cafe: Boo-berry Pie and Screams to Go (Hillsboro): Storyteller Alton Chung will share spooky and funny ghost stories from around the world. Hillsboro Main Library, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Gluten-Free Baking Basics (Portland): Learn to make gluten-free French bread and taste samples of delicious, gluten-free breads and baked goods. Belmont Library (1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd, Portland), 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

West Linn Spooky Stroll: Participate in a family-friendly costume parade, followed by crafts, cocoa, music and treats. Please bring non-perishable food for the West Linn Food Pantry. Tanner Creek Park, 3:00 pm.

Day of the Dead Indigenous Stories and Songs of Mexico: Learn about this celebration through indigenous songs and stories. Gregory Heights Library (7921 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland), 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers (Oregon City):  The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association will perform at the library as part of the “Scandals, Scoundrels and Shenanigans” event. Oregon City Public Library, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Halloween Costume Dance (Hillsboro): Dress in costume and dance the night away to live music by Vivid Curve. Cornelius Pass Roadhouse/Imbrie Meadow (4045 NW Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro), 7:00 pm.

Sunday, October 28

Portland Opera Preview: “Don Giovanni” (Portland): This lecture/concert covers historical background, composer information and musical selections from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland), 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Extend Your Growing Season (Portland): Learn how to grow crops all year long. Topics include cloches, row covers, cold frames, and more. Woodstock Library (6008 SE 49th Ave, Portland), 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Streets of Treats Harvest Festival (Tigard): Trick-or-treating at participating stores, costume contest, Radio Disney, and more. Bridgeport Village (7455 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard), 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Southwest Washington Wind Symphony will perform at 3:00 pm at Union High School Performing Arts Center (6201 NW Friberg-Strunk St, Camas).

AMC’s “The Walking Dead”: Watch it at St. Johns Theater and Hollywood Theatre at 7:00 pm, and Greenway Pub and Bagdad Theater at 9:00 pm.

More free events

For more free and low-cost events, check Portland on the Cheap,  PDX Pipeline, Dave Knows Portland, and the Oregonian.

For kids events, check UrbanMamas and PDX Kids Calendar.

For free concerts, see Concert Co-op. And please check out your local library!

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

1 comment October 24th, 2012

Portland’s Spookiest Deals: 50% Off Scream Portland, Four Horsemen

Portland Perks is offering 50% off tickets to Four Horsemen and Scream Portland. The deals are available through October 30, 2012, or until they sell out.

Half-Off Entry to the Four Horsemen Haunted Attractions: $9. Additional 13% off with the promo code BOOBUYS (one code per customer). For more information, click here.

Half-Off a “Haunt Only Pass” at Scream Portland: $12.50. Additional 13% off with the promo code BOOBUYS (one code per customer). Quantities limited. For more information, click here.

Note: This post contain affiliate links.

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

1 comment October 22nd, 2012

50% Off Great American Distillers Festival

Portland Perks is offering 50% off a one-day pass to the Great American Distillers Festival. With the discount, the pass is $7.50 and includes admission and 5 taster tickets. Enter promo code BOOBUYS for an additional 13% off.

For more information about the festival, click here.

For details about the deal, click here.

Note: This post contain affiliate links.

Subscribe to Around the Sun

Twitter: @aroundthesun

Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthesunblog

Email: click here to receive blog updates via email

RSS: click here to receive blog updates via RSS

Add comment October 17th, 2012

Next Posts Previous Posts


Subscribe

Support Around the Sun

If you like Around the Sun, please consider supporting us in the following ways:

1. Recommend Around the Sun to your friends and family.

2. Use the links below the next time you make a purchase at these sites. When you click on a link and make a purchase, Around the Sun gets a little money, and you pay nothing extra.

Visit Powells.com

Restaurant.com - $25 Certificates for only $10

Ongoing Free/Discount Days

Oregon History Museum: Two children admitted free per one paying adult on the third Saturday of each month

Oregon Zoo: $4 admission on the second Tuesday of each month

Portland Children's Museum: Free admission on the first Friday of each month from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

World Forestry Center: $3 admission on the first Wednesday of each month

Washington County Museum:
Family Day is held on the second Saturday of each month, September through June, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, free admission.

Partnerships

Archives

Admin

Acorn Host - Woman Owned, Green Powered.