ART OF SURVIVING EXHIBIT features a body of artwork created by those who have been affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. 6-8 p.m., at the YWCA of Greater Portland on S.W. 10th Avenue.
CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN films. "Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela." Meet the director Thomas Allen Harris and see excerpts from his new work-in-progress, "Reflections in Black." 7:30 p.m., Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building 104, 705 N. Killingsworth (@ Albina). 503-244-6111 ext. 3630,
ARCHAEOLOGY DIGS at Fort Vancouver. Kids get a hands-on "excavating" for artifacts. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. free for children 15 years and under, $3/adult, $5/family. For more info visit www.nps.gov/fova or call 360-816-6230
USED LIBRARY BOOK SALE with books, CDs, DVDs, audio & videotapes, maps & sheet music. Great Prices! Oct. 6: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct 7: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct 8: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (75% discount day). 3016 S.E. Division (former Wild Oats store).
KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS. Learn to knit or crochet or get help on a current project. Ages 8-adult. 4-5 p.m. Belmont Library, 1038 S.E. 39th Ave.
CELEBRATE SEN. MARGARET CARTER at PCC Cascade to recognize the Skill Center program in her honor. Music, food with keynote speaker U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith. 2 p.m. in the Technology Education Building, 705 N. Killingsworth St. at N. Kerby Ave.
POETRY READING with Michael Ryan and Doreen Gildroy, PSU, 1825 SW Broadway, Smith Memorial Hall, room 333, 7 p.m.. Coffee, tea and books for sale. For more info call 503-725-5666 or visit www.litac.groups.pdx.edu.
NEW LIBRARY SITING in North Portland. Discuss the new library coming to North Portland. 6-8 p.m., North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth. For more info call, 503-988-3644 or visit www.commissionercogen.com
OCTOBER HARVEST celebration with Pumpkins-Hayrides-Animal Barn-Straw maze & Pyramid. Penny's Puppet shows at 11 am and 1 pm. Open Mon-Sat, 9 am – 6 pm,15318 NW Sauvie Island Road. For more info, call 503-621-3988 or visit www.sauvieislandfarms.com
24th ANNUAL SALMON FESTIVAL at Metro's Oxbow Regional Park, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, engaging activities for children, information about salmon and clean water. Entry fee: $8 per vehicle. For more details call, 503-797-1850 or visit www.metro-region.org/salmonfestival.
21ST ANNUAL CASCADE AIDS WALK. Join us and show your support for the fight against AIDS with the goal of raising $300,000 for HIV/AIDS services, education, and outreach 8:30 a.m.-noon, Pioneer Courthouse Square. For more info call 503-223-5907 or visit www.cascade aids.com