Here are some notes on this and that and the other thing - including 'Samurai in the Oregon Sky,' Mt. Hood Jazz Festival and Viaduct Arts project

COURTESY PHOTO - Mt. Hood Jazz Festival returns to Mt. Hood Community College next year, and will put an emphasis on young musicians playing alongside veterans.'Samurai' doc

The documentary movie "Samurai in the Oregon Sky," about a Japanese bombing of Oregon during World War II, screens at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.

The once-secret bombing was carried out by Nobuo Fujita, a Japanese Navy pilot, in 1942 in the forest outside of Brookings. There also was a balloon bomb explosion east of Brookings. Fujita returned 20 years later to offer residents an apology and the conciliatory gift of a 400-year-old samurai sword.

The film was made by Portland filmmaker Ilana Sol. She also made "On Paper Wings." For more:

Jazz reunion

The newly envisioned Mt. Hood Jazz Festival will return April 24-26 to Mt. Hood Community College, where it was held until 2004.

The festival will focus on jazz education, mixing the next generation of artists and supporters with contemp-oraries and historical figures.

"Our jazz audience will experience a weekend jazz immersion into the culture and inspiration of this American-born style," said Dan Davey, director of jazz studies at MHCC.

Acclaimed jazz musicians Wycliffe Gordon and Ben Wendell are part of the lineup. For more:

Muralists wanted

The Portland Street Art Alliance has put out an artists call for the 2020 Viaduct Arts project.

The PSAA has secured an Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights grant to seed a new mural arts district in the Central Eastside Industrial District. The project will entail painting murals along five-block sections beneath the Southeast Morrison-Belmont and Hawthorne-Madison Bridge viaducts and several walls along Southeast Second and Third avenues.

Artists' applications are due by Dec. 20. For more:

Guitar festival

Reminder: The Rose Quarter Guitar Festival, where people can attend and buy, trade or sell vintage, used, or new guitars and more, will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Shoppers also can find amps, pedals, mandolins, banjos, guitar accessories and more.

Special guests Larry Mitchell, Terry Robb, John Standefer and Erik Hailstone and Friends will play music.

Tickets are $15; parking is free. For more:

Rose Festival

The Portland Rose Festival has announced eight new members of its board of directors.

They are: Kassie Auler, Erica Baldwin, Francis Doo, Corey Hanson, John Johnson, Shona Jones, Daniel Klinkert and Paul Meyer.

In addition, Carolyn Poppino and Jeremy Emerson were named recipients of the 2019 Wayne Huddleston Director of the Year Award.

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In addition, applications for the Rose Festival Court are available online at

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