Thursday – July 16
MOVIES AT ESTHER SHORT PARK. "The Goonies" will be showing on the inflatable movie screen. Bring your blanket and snacks, or you may purchase snacks and drinks form the food vendors. The movie begins at dusk approximately 8:45 p.m. Downtown Vancouver.
Friday – Sunday July 17-19
SAND IN THE CITY. More than 450 tons of sand will be brought in to create a whimsical display of sand sculptures. 100% of the proceeds support Kids on the Block programs. Pioneer Courthouse Square. This is an all weekend event.
Saturday July 18
PAY THE RENT RUMMAGE SALE. Check out the great deals at this fundraiser for Radical Women's National Fund Drive. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 819 N. Killingsworth St.
DOWNTOWN PORTLAND YARD SALE. Come shop the first downtown Portland Community yard sale. Come spend the day in the park blocks. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. SW Park between Market and Clay.
CARDIC SCREENINGS HELP DETECT HEART RISK IN TEEN ATHLETES. Parents of teen athletes can learn about their child's heart, health and find out whether their teen is at risk from a heart condition. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The screening fee is $10. Pre-registration required. To register call 503-335-3500. The screening takes place at The Memorial Coliseum.
Sunday July 19
WHAT'S BUGGING YOUR VEGGIE GARDEN? If you have bugs on your vegetable plants, you might want to come and learn how to get rid of them. Learn about effective, organic answers to disease and insect problems. 1 p.m. Portland Nursery 5050 SE Stark St.
FREE ADMISSION TO PACHYDERM- SIZED PARTY AT THE PORTLAND ART MUSEUM. Familes can enjoy free admission to the art museum and celebrate Indian art and culture with food, music, dance and art making for all ages. Noon – 5 p.m. 1219 SW Park Ave.
Monday July 20
GENERATION T: BEYOND FASHION FROM MEGAN NICOLAY. A new collection of 110 projects to take the humble yet ever malleable T-shirt in dozens of new directions. Bring your own T-shirt to the event. 7:30 p.m. Powell's Books on Burnside 1005 E. Burnside For more info call 800-878-7323.
Wednesday July 22
PORTLAND SYMPHONIC CHOIR SUMMER SINGS. A community event for, singers of all ages and abilities. All are invited to come. Tickets available at the door only. 7 - 9 p.m. Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building. (PCC) Corner of N. Killingsworth and Albina.
Friday July 24
HAWAIIAN DAYS AT THE OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY. While at OHS you can visit Meow-I land of the beautiful felines and Howl-a-lu-lu a paradise for pooches. Visitors will receive Hawaiian drinks and leis and be serenaded by Island music. This is an all weekend event. Oregon Humane Society on Columbia Blvd. For more info call 503-416-7082.
Sat. Aug. 1
GENEALOGY LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE. FREE. Check out your family name on Ancestry.com on one of our five computers (one-on-one help). Tours of the 40,000 book collection -- how-to's and histories. Largest genealogy society library between Seattle and San Francisco. Ask-the-Experts group will try to answer hard questions. Surplus book sale and refreshments. 9-3 p.m. Genealogical Forum of Oregon Inc., 1505 SE Gideon St., Portland (1 block north of SE 13th & Powell Blvd (before the train overpass). More info and our hours: 503-963-1932 www.gfo.org
Gender (Free) For All Rally, March, and Celebration!
On August 1st, 2009, transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming folk and allies are moving toward a message of freedom of gender expression, putting it and our sexuality where it belongs: in the unbridled, infinite realm of possibility! We have a full afternoon of fun planned; bring your friends and family and join us for the celebration!
TIMES: Pre-march Rally: 5pm, March Step-Off: 7pm, Celebration: 8pm
LOCATION: Unthank Park, 510 North Shaver St., Portland, OR 97227
ACCESSIBILITY: This event will be ASL Interpreted and is wheelchair accessible.
Stormwater Retrofit Workshop
The City of Portland holds free workshops to show ratepayers how to manage stormwater on their property. The workshops cover site assessment; how to choose, install and maintain stormwater facilities; any necessary permits; and financial incentives.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
St. Philip Neri Church, St. Johns Room
2407 SE 16th Ave
Get more information at www.CleanRiverRewards.com or call 503-823-1371.
Friday July 17
BITE OF SEATTLE. The bite is a place where ethnic diversity is celebrated and age is measured by the size of your appetite. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St.
KIRKLAND UNCORKED A FESTIVAL OF ART, STYLE, AND TASTE. Bringing the best of Western Washington to the Kirkland waterfront. Spend the weekend on the shores of Lake Washington tasting the best the NW has to offer. Marina Park Downtown Kirkland.
Seattle Public Schools' B.F. Day Elementary will host a rain garden workshop on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The rain garden will be created on part of the front lawn of the school. Lawns filter very little rain water and provide few benefits as a habitat and resource for birds and other wildlife
Saturday July 18
AZIZA & MB ORCHESTRA. ONE NIGHT ONLY. Dinner show and dance party reunion with the world renowned belly dancer Aziza & MB Orchestra and special guest performance by Elisa Gamal. 7:30 p.m. Dinner Seatting. 8:30 p.m. Show. Families welcome $10.00 adults, $5.00 13 and under. Navya Lounge 1333 5th Ave Inside Rainer Plaza. For more info call. 206-623-4111.
DAYBREAK STAR POW WOW. The Pow Wow averages 400 – 600 dancers in full regalia, 25 drum groups, and 10,000 spectators. In addition there will be more then 60 vendors showcasing a wide array of Native American arts and craft. Discovery Park. For more info call 206-285-4425 ext 1035.
Wednesday July 22
INITIATIVE 100- NO NEW JAIL CAMPAIGN. It is time we begin to think differently – it's time to support our youth, not lock them up and throw away the key. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. City Hall 4th Ave. & James St. For more info call 206-441-3247 Ext 206.
Friday July 24
TACKLING MORTGAGE PROBLEMS. What are my options to keep or save my home? Get answers from Government agencies, lenders and non-profit agencies. To register call The Urban League 800-368-1455. This event will take place at Cleveland High School 5511 15th Ave. S. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday July 24 thru July 26
SILVERDALE WHALEING DAYS. The annual event brings everyone a weekend of free affordable fun. Silverdale Waterfront Park. Byron St. For more details call 360-692-1107.
Saturday July 25
TORCHLIGHT RUN. The Seafair Torchlight Run is a must do for all sports enthusiasts and casual runners. Starting and finishing near Qwest field. 6:30 – 7:30 Please call to pre-register and find out whee to start the race at. 206-728-0123.
Monday July 27
CANDIDATE FORUM FOR SCHOOL BOARD COUNCILMEMBERS. Seattle Central area & Capitol Hill Neighbors. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 1634 19th Ave. For more info call 206-667-4431.