Reptiles, walking trails, Roald Dahl, the Hillsdale Book Sale and a visit from Oreon's Poet Laureate - all in July

Mister Lizard brings some of his pets to the Hillsdale Library on July 13.SATURDAY, JULY 13, 10:30 A.M.

The Hillsdale Library presents Mr. Lizard's Mobile Zoo- Sensory Program. Mr. Lizard provides an interactive, hands-on experience like no other. He shares fun, fascinating information on these amazing, though often misunderstood, animals. Mr. Lizard and his animals have appeared in various TV shows, ovies and in print, including "The Late Late Show," CMT, Animal Planet and "Harper's Bazaar" magazine. This program is for those that have sensory sensitivities. It will be followed by another session for those who do not. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The Hillsdale Library is located at 1525 S.W. Sunset Blvd.


SWTrails monthly hike leaves from Wilson High School and will take in Terwilliger Boulevard, the Woods Street Trail, the Gibbs Street pedestrian bridge, the Willamette River Trail and the new Seymour Court path to Corbett Avenue. The distance is approximately 5.5 miles, elevation 550 feet. Bring a snack, water, good footwear, sunglasses and dress for the weather. Well-behaved dogs are allowed. They must be on leash. For health reasons, there is no smoking on SWTrails walks.

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2:30 P.M.

Multnomah Arts Center invites you to join the summer musical theatre production of "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Kids!" Performances are at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 19, and 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, 7688 S.W. Capitol Highway. Free.

The Hillsdale Book Sale takes place on July 21.SUNDAY, JULY 21, 9 A.M.

The 14th annual Hillsdale Book Sale. A benefit for the nonprofit Hillsdale Community Foundation, which initiates and supports a variety of community projects. If you've got books to donate, you can drop them off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7, or Sunday, July 14, at the north entrance to HIllsdale Farmers Market. The sale is held at the Watershed Building at Southwest Capitol Highway and Bertha Court and extends along Capitol Highway toward the Business and Professional Association Blueberry Pancake breakfast, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon the same day. The breakfast is held in the parking lot between Key Bank and Casa Colima.

Kim Stafford, Oregon's Poet Laureate, reads from his latest book of poems at Annie Bloom's Books on July 23TUESDAY,JULY 23, 7 P.M.

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes back Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford to read from his new collection, "Wild Honey, Tough Salt," which offers a prismatic view of Earth citizenship, where we must now be ambidextrous. Annie Bloom's Books is located at 7834 S.W. Capitol Highway.

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