6 - CLAY BEGINNINGS. This series allows children to explore clay. Ages 2-6. 11 a.m.-noon. Capitol Hill Library, 10723 S.W. Capitol Hwy. Register at 503-988-5234.
SISTERS OF THE ROAD. Celebrate the new Personalist Center. Free barbecue, music and tours. 4-7 p.m. 137 N.W. Sixth Ave.
7 - ART CONTEST. At Peninsula Park, "Capturing the Aroma and Beauty," Starts Sept. 7 ends Sept. 28. For more information contact: Steve Ghose, Portland Parks & Recreation 503-823-7529
8 - PROTESTING VIOLENCE. Senseless Violence Leads to Silence March. 9:30 a.m. Irving Park, 875 N.E. Fremont St.
MULTNOMAH CHANNEL PADDLE. Enjoy a morning paddle to explore Sauvie Island. 9 a.m. – noon. Registration is required; call (971) 222-6116.
9 - LEARN TO FLY. A local pilot talks about what it takes to become a pilot. 3-4 p.m. Northwest Library, 2300 N.W. Thurman St.
10 - LEARN TO KNIT. Learn to knit or crochet with provided needles and yarn. Bring supplies if you have them. Ages 8 to adult. 4-5 p.m. Belmont Library, 1038 S.E. 39th. Ave.
11 - CRAFT BIENNIAL. An exhibition dedicated to handmade work in the Northwest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Oregon College of Art & Craft, 8245 S.W. Barnes Road.
12 - WOMEN WRITERS. Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all levels through their work. Chrysalis meets from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the Literary Arts Center, room 220 in Rook Hall, Clackamas Community College. For information, call 503-657-6958, ext. 2220.
13 - OLD GROWTH. Join naturalist Stephen Hatfield for a hike through an old growth grove in Forest Park. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration required, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 - DOING TIME. Explore the comparisons between mid-19th century and 21st century justice. During normal library hours. Hillsboro Library. 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro.
15 - BLUES BASH. Norman Sylvester, the Original Boogie Cat, celebrates another birthday bash, along with the band Rated-X. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Macadam Bar & Grill, 5833 S.W. Macadam Ave.
16 - BIKE RIDE. Join naturalists from Audubon Society and Johnson Creek Watershed Council for ride from the Springwater Corridor to Boring and back and explore the watershed. Registration required, call 971-222-6116.