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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Urban Roots
Pull up a seat and learn about Detroit’s urban farming movement at this screening of Urban Roots followed by a post-film discussion featuring local urban farmers. To sweeten the deal, all attendees will receive free seeds and garden information! (Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7-9 pm, FREE)


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Sixth Annual Sickle Cell Walk for Awareness
Honor National Sickle Cell Awareness Month by walking, running, or biking alongside survivors, families, and friends at the sixth annual Oregon walk. No one turned away for lack of funds. (American Red Cross Building, 3131 N Vancouver, 9 am-noon, $20 suggested donation)

Brews for Baby Blues
Baby Blues Connection has helped women and families facing postpartum depression through a variety of services including a 24-hour help line and peer support group since 1994. Support their work at this family-friendly event filled with music, kid and adult activities, booze and pop, a silent auction, and much more. (Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, 6-9 pm, $25 & up)


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Paint & Sip Fundraiser for Animal Aid No-Kill Shelter
Wine, paints, and pets. Need we say more? (Vine Gogh Artist Bar, 11513 SW Pacific, Tigard, 4:30-7:30 pm, $40)


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

A Night with Somalis
Beaverton will participate in a nationwide welcoming event series to cultivate community building among immigrants, refugees, and US-born residents. A fashion show and cultural exchange will be hosted by Somali Empowerment Circle. Be sure to check online for more events scheduled September 13 through 23. (Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th, 5-8:30 pm, FREE)


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Street Books Celebration & Fundraiser
Street Books has provided a mobile grassroots library service directly to houseless community members since 2010. Mingle with librarians and patrons and help raise funds for another year of operation. Can’t make it? You can still sponsor a patron ticket! (Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, 6-8:30 pm, $25)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

House of Salt: It Girl
Support the artistry and evolution of kiki ballroom queen Kerry Yamaucci (AKA Yuko) at this glamorous It Girl extravaganza filled with music, performances, and celebrity appearances. All proceeds benefit Yuko’s gender affirming breast augmentation fund. To make donations, check the Facebook event page. (Chapel, 4380 SE Hawthorne, 9 pm-2 am, $10)


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Aging Our Way: 2018 Gay and Grey Expo
Join SAGE Metro at the nation’s largest gathering for older LGBTQ adults and allies for an all-day event bursting with informational sessions about inclusive health care, housing, and more. Free lunch provided. (SAGE Metro Portland, 2617 NW Savier, 9 am-3:30 pm, $7 suggested donation)

Independent Living Movie Night: Fundraiser for RCI
The Real Choice Initiative (RCI) advocates for people with disabilities who are interested in leaving institutional care settings for independent living. Watch three short films by director Cheryl Green and an educational panel at the intersections of housing and disability. (SEIU Local, 6401 SE Foster, 2-4 pm, $5-25 suggested donation)

Youth Incarceration & Music Empowerment: Community Discussion
Join Liberation Literacy, Morpheus Youth Project, and newcomers Keys, Beats, Bars for a conversation about the role of music in the lives of incarcerated youth. All ages welcome. (Sisters of the Road, 133 NW 6th, 6-8 pm, FREE)


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Depressed Cake Shop Portland
Stock up on baked goods donated by local makers at the latest edition of Depressed Cake pop-up shop series. As always, treats are gray on the outside and colorful on the inside to represent the struggles faced by people with depression and mental health issues. Bring cash. (Opal 28, 510 NE 28th, 1-4 pm, FREE)

Four-Course Vegan Peruvian Fundraiser
Chef Ant S. (AKA Antoanet Aburto) hosts vegan Peruvian dinners in support of a wide range of nonprofits and grassroots groups. Reserve your seat for the next benefit in support of Schoolhouse Supplies and save when you request a table for two or four. (Epif, 404 NE 28th, 7-9 pm, $30-40)


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Pubs & Profs: What Is Bullying Anyway?
Did you know that bullying doesn’t stop when school does? Join Professor Gennie VanBeek, a bullying researcher, for an evening of trivia and beers debunking pervasive bullying myths. Tickets include dinner and a drink. (Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby, 6-8 pm, $15)