Things to Do
Looking for something special to do this weekend and into next week? Check out this list of activities. Many are free and most are family-friendly.
Nov. 2 (5-8 p.m.) — Day of the Dead Celebration at Clackamas Community College Community Center (19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City). This is a communitywide, family-friendly, free celebration. Bring ofrendas (objects such as pictures of deceased loved ones, flowers, sugar skulls) to place on the community altar to honor loved ones. Learn more online at clackamasartsalliance.org.
Nov. 2 (7:30 p.m.) — Nordic Northwest's Friday Night Lecture Series features natives of the five Nordic countries sharing stories of their traditions and observations of the Christmas season. Light refreshments will be served. The lecture is free and takes place in Room 171 of Cramer Hall (1721 S.W. Broadway) on the Portland State University campus.
Nov. 3 (9 a.m.) — Watch Garden Time on FOX 12 Plus, Portland. This episode features Mum-vember at the Lan Su Chinese Garden, celebrating the chrysanthemum; fall herb planting; and building a greenhouse kit from scratch.
Nov. 3 (10 a.m.-noon) — Stormwater Stars Open House at Jackson Middle School (10625 S.W. 35th Ave., Portland). Bring the family to the free Stormwater Stars Open House and Yard Tour to learn how to use the gift of rain. Check out best practices and how they can be put into action, and sign up to get some hands-on experience. Event includes snacks and an optional stormwater management work party from 11 a.m.-noon. Call Erik Horngren at 503-823-2862 for details.
Nov. 3 (7:30 p.m.) — An exploration of the music of Edvard Grieg, sung by Laura Loge and Alan Dunbar with Knut Erik Jensen on piano, at Nordia House (8800 S.W. Oleson Road, Portland). Tickets are $25, or $5 through Arts for All. Call 503-977-0275 for more information.
Nov. 3 (9 p.m.) — Hear John Nilsen and SWIMFISH at the Buffalo Gap Saloon (6835 S.W. Macadam Ave., Portland). Free.
Nov. 4 (4:30 p.m.) — Portland Fashion and Style Awards celebration at Portland Art Museum. The event starts with a red carpet event at 4:30 p.m.; the show begins at 6 p.m. Nominated for Best Emerging Designer is Lake Oswegan Joan Robbins for her women's fashion line Alton Oak. Tickets and details can be found online at portlandfashionandstyleawards.com.
Nov. 7 (4-7 p.m.) — Palisades Market Place will hold its 2018 Holiday Food and Wine Show at the store, 1377 McVey Blvd. in Lake Oswego. Its a showcase of holiday decor, wreaths, wine, beer, cheese, meats and more to make your holiday entertainment over the top. Between 50 and 80 vendors will be present. Extra parking and complimentary limo shuttle service is available at Lake Osewgo United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Blvd. Free.
Nov. 7 (7 p.m.) — Oswego Heritage Council presents its First Wednesday Lecture at Oswego Heritage House (398 10th St., Lake Oswego). Guest speaker is Marge Easley, who will share the history of women's voting rights and the League of Women Voters. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to this free event.