CHILDREN DON'T COME WITH A MANUAL classes for parents of children ages 6-13, 6-8 p.m. every Thursday through Dec. 6. PPS Northside Family Support Center, 7650 N.Commercial Ave. (formerly Applegate Elementary School). Free for PPS families. To register call 503-916-5875 email pubinfo @pps.k12.or.us
BLACK GOLD. A film tracing the billion cups of coffee consumed each day back to Ethiopian coffee farmers. Part of the ongoing Reedwood film series. All films begin at 7 p.m. in Reedwood's Sanctuary, located behind Reed College at 2901 S.E. Steele St. Child care, popcorn and drinks provided.
WEATHERIZATION WORKSHOP. Lower home energy using only basic tools such as scissors, a screwdriver and plastic bags. 6-8 p.m. at the N. Portland Tool Library, 2209 N. Schofield. To register, please call Perry at 503.284.6827 x107 or Email email@example.com.
GREETING CARDS Use ordinary aluminum foil and household tools to create beautiful embossed-metal panels to dress up your greeting cards. 2:30–4:30 p.m., St. John's Library, 7510 N. Charleston Ave. Registration required, call 503-988-5234 or visit www.multcolib.org.
TRIVIA IN NE PDX "The Know" bar will be hosting team trivia. Get together a team of up to 5 of your smartest friends and come on down. Weekly event. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 16th place. 8-10 p.m., N.E. 20th & Alberta St. For more info call 503-473-8729 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
PARTY WITH SAM ADAMS. Hosted by the Office of Commissioner Sam Adams, Regional Arts & Culture Council, PDC, and NW Business for Culture & the Art. 5-8 p.m., Holocene, 1001 S.E. Morrison St.
NONPROFIT CAREER FAIR. Meet with representatives from more than 70 nonprofits. Attend workshops and distribute resumes. 11 a.m.-3 pm. The Ballroom, on the 3rd Floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University. For more info call 503-725-4971, to register visit www.Idealist.org.
MENTAL HEALTH AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE as an effective fun way to discuss social issues,
serious topics. First Unitarian Church of Portland, 1226 S.W. Salmon, rooms B002-B003, 7-9 p.m. Donation: $5. For more info call 503-267-5081 Email, Jeannie @actforaction.org.
THE URBAN INDIAN Experience. Mark Trahant, editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and member of the Shoshone Bannock tribe of Idaho. 7 p.m. at Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center, 710 S.W. Jackson St. Free. For more info call 503 241-0543, www.oregonhum.org. 27
GREAT GARDENING! Learn more about organic food gardening techniques and principles hosted by Portland Community Gardens and People's Co-op. 3029 S.E. 21 Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Please call 503-823-1612 or email email@example.com to register.
HOWLOWEEN AT THE ZOO. Trick-or-treaters will complete an intriguing scavenger hunt leading them to activity stations around the zoo. Goodie bags filled with candy and prizes will be given out for completed hunts at the zoo's exit. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with zoo admission.