Today’s Calendar

weekly events
Mondaysフᆱ6-7:30 p.m. From Left to Right. Join the College Republicans for intelligent discussion of the local, state and national issues in an open forum format. Jam with us! All are welcome! Meet at the Market Street McMenamins. Wednesdaysフᆱ2 p.m. The Baha’i faith. The Baha’i faith is a world religion that strongly emphasizes the elimination of all prejudices, equality of women and men, and is an independent investigation of truth and the oneness of humankind. Come to a meeting to find out more information. SMC 230.Fridaysフᆱ4:30-6:30 p.m. Chinese Corner. Chinese speakers, both native and non-native, get together for conversation. The objective is to bring together different cultures in an environment that supports learning a second language for both Chinese and English speakers. Meetings are at the Meetro.

festivals and special events
Saturday July 28フᆱ10 a.m.-8 p.m. CARIFEST 2001. The Caribbean Cultural Association presents CARIFEST 2001, an annual festival with authentic foods, children’s activities, live music and dance, culminating in a colorful downtown carnival parade. The events are free to the public and will take place in the South Park Blocks. For more information, contact the black studies department 503-725-3472 or CARIFEST 2001 Festival Committee Chair Ken Harry at 503- 275-6558.Tuesday July 31フᆱnoon-2 p.m. Ice Cream Social. Free ice cream in the Park Blocks. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.Sunday August 12フᆱ11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Portland Jewish Festival. Entertainment all day with children’s arts and crafts, Jewish arts festival booths, dancing, performances and food. Bring non-perishable items for a food drive sponsored by the Eastside Jewish Community. Festival takes place at Reed College Campus, 3202 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard.

lectures on campus
Wednesday July 25フᆱNoon-1p.m. “Three Loves” of Anton Chekhov. Natalia Zhivolupova of Russia will examine the link between the true events in Chekhov’s life, his writings and the cultural world of his time. “Tour the World at Home this Summer” is a part of the annual lunchtime lecture series sponsored by PSU and the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Lectures are at the Urban Center Building, second floor gallery. For more information contact Maggie Herrington 503-725-4186.Wednesday August 1フᆱNoon-1p.m. Juan Ramon Jimenez en Federico Garcia Lorca. Luis Munoz of Spain will present this lecture entirely in Spanish. “Tour the World at Home this Summer” is a part of the annual lunchtime lecture series sponsored by PSU and the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Lectures are at the Urban Center Building, second floor gallery.

art exhibits
Now through Friday July 27フᆱ”Perspective and Perception Part One.” L&B Viewing Room Gallery, 1714 N.W. Overton. Gallery Hours Tuesday-Friday 1-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Now through October 31フᆱVisions and Visionaries. 30-plus paintings by Oregon artists from 1880-1930, will be on display at Pittock Mansion. For more information call 503-823-3624. $2.50-5. Thursday August 2 through August 25フᆱ”Portraits of Note: At Tribute to the Great Musicians of the 20th Century” Photographic Image gallery will showcase an annual black and white music photography exhibit by various artists. Gallery hours: 6-9 p.m. opening day, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 240 S.W. First Ave.

workshops on campus
Thursday July 26フᆱ1-3p.m.PSU Career Center Summer Workshops. “Effective Interviewing Workshop.” Learn specific strategies to further develop your interviewing skills. 402 USB. Monday July 30フᆱ1-3p.m. PSU Career Center Summer Workshops. “MBTI and Career Choice Session III.” Understand how your personality and skills relate to careers and how to explore careers that fit your skills and interests. 402 USB.

workshops around town
August 14フᆱ7-8:30 p.m.“The Art of Living Workshop.” Calm the mind through breathing and meditation techniques. Sponsored by the Oregon Peace Institute. Donation of $10 is suggested. Workshop located at First Methodist Church, room 134, 1838 S.W. Jefferson. Preregister by calling 503-725-8192.

music around town
Wednesday July 25 and August 1フᆱNoon. Sack Lunch Concerts. Bel Canto Northwest presents three concerts of opera scenes and arias. Concerts free and open to the public. The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave.Thursday July 26 and August 2 フᆱNoon. Chamber Music for Voice and Instruments. Central Library, Collins gallery, third floor. 801 S.W. 10th Ave. Concerts are free and open to the public.Thursday August 2フᆱ6-9 p.m. Margaret Slovak, guitarist and composer, will perform her unique blend of jazz, classical and world music. First Avenue Gallery 205 S.W. First Avenue. Free admission. Saturday August 4フᆱNoon-midnight. McMenamins’ American Music Festival. Jesse Colin Young, Danny O’ Keefe and Lucy Kaplansky will headline the festival. Event will be at the McMenamins Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, Oregon. Cost $25 in advance (subject to service charge) or $30 day of the show. For ticket information call 503-224-4400.Wednesday August 8フᆱNoon. Sack Lunch Concerts. Soprano Pilar Milholland and pianist Brian Michael present the debut of their cabaret show. Concerts free and open to the public. The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave.Wednesday August 15フᆱNoon Sack Lunch Concerts. Bill Forshay presents a history of cowboy songs through modern times. Concerts free and open to the public. The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave.

readings around town
Wednesday July 29フᆱ7:30 p.m. Charles Cross on Kurt Cobain. Veteran music journalist Charles Cross examines Cobain’s life and death. Heavier Than Heaven (Hyperion) traces Cobain’s life from his early days to his rise to fame. The reading will take place at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside. For more information call 503-228-0540, extension 489.

health services
フᆱ The Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened their doors in Southeast Portland to provide services to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. This new community resource provides free support groups and drop-in services. For more information contact Natalie at 503-771-5503.フᆱ If you are a woman who has a physically abusive female partner, call the 24-hour crisis line, 503-281-2442, or women-battered-by-women support groups at 503-232-7805 or 503-289-6869, ext. 11. NH basement.

volunteer opportunities
フᆱ Wednesday August 8
Volunteers needed at Cascade Head Preserve, located near Lincoln City. The Nature Conservancy of Oregon invites anyone interested to participate in a volunteer work party. The volunteers will remove blackberry and Queen Anne’s lace, non-native species that threaten the native plant communities on the preserve. Registration is required. For more information call Debbie Pickering at 541-994-5564 or Molly Dougherty at 503-230-1221.

フᆱ The Volunteer Alert is back. Check out the opportunities to help REACH and contact us to sign up or to get more information. Go to for more details.

フᆱ Hyalite is a non-profit organization that needs volunteers with good skills in mentoring youth ages 12-17. For more information call 503-220-8282.

フᆱ Street Roots is organizing a campaign to establish a campground for homeless people in Portland. The Out of the Doorways campaign meeting is every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Martial Arts Gallery at 18 N.W. Third. Please join us in our struggle for justice for homeless people in Portland. For more information call 503-228-5657.

フᆱ The Metropolitan Human Rights Center is seeking knowledgeable and experienced people interested in becoming volunteer trainers on issues regarding diversity, human rights and much more. Please contact Michelle Neal at 503-823-5284 if interested.

フᆱ Oregon Partnership is an organization dedicated to changing lives through substance abuse prevention, education and referrals. They are currently looking for volunteers to work on their various programs. For more information call 503-244-5211.

フᆱ Clackamas Women’s Services has many opportunities for compassionate, open-minded women who want to help women and children survivors of domestic and sexual violence. You may also be able to earn college credit if you are a current student. We are currently seeking volunteers for days, evenings or weekends. For more information call 503-654-2807.

フᆱ Wish you could do something to help end domestic and sexual violence? The Bradley-Angle House is looking for volunteers to work its 24-hour crisis line, staff emergency shelter and transitional houses, work with children’s groups and serve on the board of directors. They are also seeking volunteers to do administrative and maintenance work. The Bradley-Angle House provides quality service for women and children of all races, religions, sexual orientations, ages and backgrounds. Ongoing education regarding homophobia, racism and oppression is required of all staff volunteers. Please call and donate your services at 503-282-9940. Make a difference!

フᆱ Shelter/Domestic Violence Resource Center is looking for caring individuals to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of women and children. There are many opportunities to share your skills and all are invited to apply. No prior experience is necessary as comprehensive training is provided. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca at 503-640-5352.

フᆱ Transition Projects has a year-round need for hygiene items like soap, shampoo, and razors, as well as blankets. Volunteers are needed year-round to help serve and supply food at the Clark Center and also the Glisan Street Shelter. Call 503-823-5845 for more information.