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August 2, 2017
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McCoy Park Summer Free for All -- You’re invited to enjoy a free
concert featuring the world beat, Afro jazz and African contemporary
group Wamba, sponsored by New Columbia Partners, will be held
Thursday, Aug. 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. at McCoy Park in the New
Columbia neighborhood of north Portland.
Iranian Culture Festival -- The community is invited to enjoy live
music and dance performances, local and authentic Iranian food and
deserts, traditional arts and crafts and more at the 18th annual Iranian
Festival on Saturday Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the South Park
Blocks, downtown. Attendance is free, but canned food donations will
be accepted to support the Oregon Food Bank.
Summer Reading and More -- Kids of all ages can sign up for the
Multnomah County Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program at any
branch. Participants will also find engaging storytimes, crafts, class-
es and camps. Signing up for the program gives participants (or their
parents) a gameboard to engage in literacy-building activities. As they
complete levels, participants earn books, free passes, restaurant cou-
pons and other prizes.
Summer in the City Party -- Augustana Lutheran Church’s annual
“Summer in the City” neighborhood party takes place on Sunday, Aug.
6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Northeast 15th and Knott. All are welcome
to this free outdoor event, celebrating the diversity of our city with a
barbeque, book sale, children’s games, and music provided by some of
Portland’s most notable jazz musicians. A Jazz/Gospel worship service
begins at 6 p.m.
Pompeii Exhibit at OMSI -- Preserved
bodies cast by volcanic debris in the erup-
tion of Mt. Vesuvius and nearly 200 oth-
er artifacts on loan from the unparalleled
collection of the Naples National Archae-
ological Museum in Italy are part of the new OMSI exhibit, Pompeii:
The Exhibition. Now showing through Oct. 22.
Norman Sylvester -- ‘Boogie Cat’ Norman Sylvester plays Wednes-
day, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. for the Aurora Colony Days celebration; Saturday,
Aug. 5 at 1:15 p.m. for the Crawfish Festival in Tualatin; Wednesday,
Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Bell-Michel Park for the Lewelling Neighbor-
hood Concert; Friday Aug. 11 at Vinyl Tap; and Saturday, Aug. 12 at
the Spare Room.
Life of an Iconic President -- One hundred years after his birth, John
Fitzgerald Kennedy remains a subject of endless fascination for mil-
lions of Americans. The Oregon Historical Society’s current exhibition
“High Hopes: The Journey of John F. Kennedy” explores Kennedy’s
early life, his road to the presidency, and the changes he effected during
his time in office. Runs through Nov. 12.
Summer Concerts and Movies -- The city of Vancouver presents an-
other summer of free concerts and movies. Noon concerts are held each
Wednesday through Aug. 9 at Esther Short Park, and “Sunday Sounds”
concerts take place each Sunday night through Aug. 13 at Columbia Tech
Center Park. Friday night movies are held at various parks through Aug.
1. For a complete schedule, visit cityofvancouver.us/events.
History Hub -- Oregon Historical Society exhibit for young people
explores the topic of diversity with interactive objects and pictures that
tell the stories of the people of Oregon, past and present. With puzzles,
touch screen activities and board games, History Hub asks students to
consider questions like “Who is an Oregonian?,” “How has discrimina-
tion and segregation affected people who live in Oregon?,” and “How
can you make Oregon a great place for everyone?”
Discount Tickets -- Low income families and individuals can purchase
$5 tickets to classical musical performances in Portland as part of a
unique program called Music for All. Participating organizations in-
clude the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theater,
Chamber Music Northwest, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland
Baroque Orchestra, Friends of Chamber Music, Portland Chamber Or-
chestra, Portland Piano International, Portland Symphonic Choir, Cap-
pella Romana and Portland Vocal Consort.