PORTLAND, January 2008
CLARK COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL. Held through Jan. 26 in Gaiser Hall, NW corner of the main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. $5 admission, Children under 12 free.
"CHALLENGES FACING RELIGION TODAY" Imam Mamadou Toure of the Institute of Islamic & Interfaith Studies will speak at the Quaker Meeting House,7 p.m., 4312 S.E. Stark St., 7 p.m. For more info call 503-292-1817.
KBOO AT A CROSSROADS and needs to hear from the community to set its direction and goals for positive change. Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy St., 1-4 p.m., For more info call Toni at 503-231-8032 x 206.
FINANCIAL AID DAY. Need Money For School? Saturday is Financial Aid Day. Learn about the scholarship, grant, and loan options available to you, and get help submitting your federal financial aid form (FAFSA). 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan 26 at PCC Cascade Campus, Technology Education Building Lobby, 705 N. Killingsworth St. All community colleges are holding similar events Saturday. Call your nearest college for details. For more about the Casacde campus event visit www.pcc.edu/finaidday
BEAD-DAZZLED. Join the Portland Bead Society in creative exploration. 1–4 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St. For more info 503-223-2654.
FREE SPANISH CLASS AT PEOPLE'S Co-op. Conversational Spanish class Monday evenings taught by native speakers. Open to everyone. 5:30-6:30 p.m. People's Co-op, 3029 S.E. 21st. Ave. For more info visit www.peoples.coop.
COMMUNITY FORUM FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS hosted by PCRI & AAAH. Help shape the City's priorities to increase the number of African American Homeowners. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, OAME Center, 4134 N. Vancouver. RSVP to 503-595-3517 or email: pcrihome.org.
FOCUS THE NATION Climate Justice Speaking Tour with Tamra Gilbertson and Kevin Smith, 6 p.m. Reed College. For more info call Monica at 541-521-1832.
LET THOSE WHO HAVE EARS HEAR by the jazz-inspired rock trio from Seattle, "Garage Voice." Free. Music Millenium, 3158 E. Burnside, 5 p.m. For more info call 503-231-8926.
CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS opens with "Indigènes/Days of Glory." 7 p.m., Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
"CORNBREAD" Spoken Word/Slam Poetry night, hosted by Slam poet champion "Shipwreck." 8 p.m., Po'Shines: Cafe de la Soul, 8139 N Denver St.
PUPPET SHOW by Penny's Puppet Productions. 10:15, 11 and 11:45 am, North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth St. For more info call 503-988-5394.
KIMYA DAWSON singer/songwriter featured on the "Juno" soundtrack, performs, 3 p.m., Music Millenium, 3158 E. Burnside.
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN with local celebrities, community leaders and students reading from works by their favorite African American authors. 2-4 p.m. at the North Portland Library. For more info call 503-988-5394.