Saturday April 4
WALK MS 2009! Walk starts at 10 a.m.; Registration opens at 8 a.m.
Walk MS Portland – Pioneer Courthouse Square - 715 SW Morrison St. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to come enjoy the walk.
ESTATE PLANNING MADE EASY. Make sure your estate goes to the people you love. Receive practical advice to safeguard your assets and health care wishes. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. The Overlook House 3839 N. Melrose Dr. For more info call 503-823-3188.
Sunday April 5
UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND HOSTS 15TH ANNUAL READING FAIR FOR KIDS. This popular event draws children from around the Portland Metro area. This year's theme is "Bats, Balls, and Book." Come have a field day with reading. Each child will receive a free book for attending. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chiles Center 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Designed for children pre-school through grade 5.
Monday April 6
COMMUNITY DAY AT MUSIC MILLENNIUM. Music Millennium has proclaimed the 1st Monday of each month will be Community Day. There will be free refreshments, special one-day deals, live music. 3158 E. Burnside. This is an all day event. For more info call 503-231-8943.
Tuesday April 7
HUMBOLDT COMMUNITY WORKSHOP. An interactive community event to voice your concerns and shape the future of the Humboldt Neighborhood. Bring your kids and neighbors. Refreshments will be served. Humboldt Gardens 7 p.m. (N. Killingsworth and Alberta)
THE BLACK BAG SPEAKER SERIES. Mental health in the Black community: the history, family matters, and law enforcement. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Portland State Multicultural Center, Rm 228 SMSU.
Wednesday April 8
BLOOMFEST. Easter Seals of Oregon will be at the square selling beautiful fresh-cut tulips. Bouquets of 10 tulips for only $5. 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Friday April 10
MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS. Battle of the bands competition. Local Portland high school students. This event is for all ages and free admission 8 p.m. Backspace 115 NW 5th Ave. For more details call 971-275-6182.
Saturday April 11
RABBIT ROMP. The Rabbit Romp is a celebration of spring. Candy "egg" hunts every 20 minutes. For children ages 2-10. Don't forget to bring an Easter Basket. The Oregon Zoo. Free with paid admission. 9 a. m. – 3 p.m.
EGGSTREAM EASTER EGG HUNT. There will be over 14,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes hidden on our large grounds. This is for children 2 through the 5th grade This is a lot of fun for free. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. LifePoint Church 305 NE 192nd Vancouver.
THE HUNT IS ON. Bring your children ages 3 to 8 and your smiles, to Alpenrose Dairy. There will be an enormous amount of prizes available for all the children. Schedule is ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. Moms at 11:30 a.m. and ages 6-8 at 12:30 p.m. 6149 SW Shattuck Rd. For more info call 503-244-1133.
Sunday April 12
EASTER WITH THE RABBITS (DOGS AND CAS TOO). The Oregon Humane Society welcomes the Easter Bunny. Not only can you meet the official Easter Bunny you can get to know some of his real bunny pals. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be there from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 1067 NE Columbia Blvd.
Monday April 20
A TIME FOR REFLECTION. Join Judith Mowry for another Gentrification Listening Session. 6 to 9 p.m. AME Zion Church, 4304 N. Vancouver Ave.
Saturday April 25
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A DISAATER? DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PREVENT CRIME? The public is encouraged to attend Ready, Safe, Go a free crime prevention, safety and emergency preparedness event. Pre-registration is required by April 9. Warner Pacific College 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. For registration call 503-823-4064.
Thursday April 2
WEARABLE RECYCLED ROBOTS. Participants will create wearable robots with boxes, tubing, old radio parts, toys and more. For ages 5 and older. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Seattle Public Library South Park 8604 Eighth Ave. S. For more info call 206-615-1688.
WASHINGTON COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA (WACO) This big band-ish bunch features two Northwest players. Get out of the office this spring and enjoy free lunch time performances City Hall Noon – 1 p.m. 600 Fourth Ave.
Friday April 3
NORTHGATE BUNNY HOP. The 3rd annual Bunny sock hop is back for you and your honey bunnies. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 10510 5th Ave. NE. For more details call 206-386-4283. Fee $5 per family.
BEST OF THE NORTHWEST. Over 100 artists gather to show and sell their latest creations. Meet the artists learn their stories. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Seattle Center Exhibition 305 Harrison St. Admission is $7. For more details call 206-861-6534.
Sunday April 5
PUBLIC TOURS AT THE JAPANESE GARDENS. The content of these tours varies according to the expertise of the guides, the interest, and size of the group. Public tours are offered with regular garden admission. 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E. For more info call 206-684-4725.
Thursday April 9
THOMAS RICKS WILL READ FROM HIS NEW NOVEL "THE GAMBLE." General David Petraeus and the Iraq war since late 2005. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 1000 Fourth Ave, Microsoft auditorium level 1. This program is free and open to the public.
Saturday April 11
SPRING EGG HUNT AND PANCAKE SOCIAL. All children 10 and under bring your Easter basket and get ready to find some eggs. Pancake breakfast will follow. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Jefferson Community Center 3801 Beacon Ave. S. For more info call 206-684-7481.
EASTER EGG HUNT. Bring your basket and enjoy a fun family day in the park. A bunny will lead children on the search 11 and under. 10 a.m. International Children's Park. 700 S. Lane St. For more details call 206-233-0042.
Monday April 20
SONGS OF THE SOUL, The Music of Sri Chinmoy performed by acclaimed world, classical, and jazz musicians from around the globe. Concert is free, but reservations are required. Call 206-446-9409, or go to the event 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday May 5
HEALTHY AGING FAIR. Calling all seniors and baby boomers. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Central Building 810 3rd Ave. (between Columbia & Marion) For more details call 206-684-0500.