PRE-SCHOOL. Children ages 3 to 6 have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills. 10:30-11 a.m. North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
CELEBRATE SUMMER. Kick off the summer with Portland Parks and Recreation with popcorn, popsicles, temporary tattoos and swimming. 11a.m.-1p.m. Montavilla Park, 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street.
BABYSITTER TRAINING. Youth ages 11 to 15 can take a six-hour Red Cross course on babysitting. Successful participants earn a Red Cross babysitting certificate. Pizza provided. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Holgate Library, 7905 S.E. Holgate Blvd. Call to register 503-988-5389.
PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER. Dennis Kucinich, candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, will speak. 7:30 p.m. Benson High School, 546 N.E. 12th Ave.
CHINESE STORYTIME. Bilingual storytime presented in Mandarin Chinese and English for children ages 3-7 with adult. 9:30-10 a.m. Woodstock Library, 6008 S.E. 49th Ave.
FARMERS' MARKET! Lloyd District's new Farmers' Market holds a kickoff celebration. 2-6 p.m. Oregon Square Courtyard , Northeast Holladay Street, between Seventh and Ninth avenues.
BLOCK CELEBRATION. Block party for the community. Noon-5 p.m. 4621 N. Haight Ave., between Blandena and Skidmore streets.
SAFETY WORKSHOP. Learn about preventing lead poisoning. 6-7:30 p.m. Community Energy Project, 422 N.E. Alberta St.
FIRST FRIDAY. Innaugural all-male artist show. 6-9 p.m. The 100th Monkey Studio, 110 S.E. 16th Ave.
FOOD AND FUN. Come sing at Karaoke night and enjoy Odessa's famous barbecue. 8 p.m. Odessa's Cafe, 3445 N.E. Broadway St.
SALE. Calling all artists: exhibition cases, pedestals, office furniture, shelving, artwork, studio equipment, kilns, power tools, displays and supplies, and more in a one-day moving sale! 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Craft, 3934 S.W. Corbett Ave.
HEALTH AWARENESS. Get a bone density, total cholesterol glucose, blood pressure and body mass index screening for free. No appointment necessary. 1-7 p.m. Walgreens, 12335 N.E. Glisan St.