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Coming up before you know it! February 18th!

Dance the night away with the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus at the 2017 Portland Mardi Gras Ball! It's the most authentic Louisiana Mardi Gras Experience in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy our costume contest, Mardi Gras Royalty, light taste of Louisiana cuisine, great music and good fun!
21 and over only - costumes strongly encouraged but not required.

  • Doors at 6:30pm
  • Music at 7:00pm
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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar (Penguin Books) is a jaunt through evolution’s most unbelievable, most ingenious solutions to the problems of everyday life – from trying to get laid to finding food. Wired science writer Matt Simon introduces the creatures that have it figured out: the ones that joust with their mustaches or choke sharks to death with snot, all in a wild struggle to survive and, of course, find true love.

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Wonder Women (Quirk) is a fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy. Maggs will be joined in conversation by Kiala Kazebee, co-host of Felicia Day’s romance novel podcast. Maggs’s event will be accompanied by a performance from Portland’s nerd-folk musical duo, The Doubleclicks.

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An intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Colin Dickey’s Ghostland (Viking) takes readers on a road trip through some of the country’s most infamously haunted places – and deep into the dark side of our history. Spellbinding, scary, and wickedly insightful, Ghostland paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of things left undone, crimes left unsolved.

Admission: 

$5 suggested donation
Science Pub Hillsboro

From the OMSI event site:

 

Doors Open at 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
 

The National Park System is part of our heritage in the United States. We have 59 parks and six of them are in the Pacific Northwest. All are connected geologically, tied together with the tectonics of the Juan de Fuca plate which is being subducted under North America from the ocean floor off of the coast. Join Professor Scott Burns of Portland State as he discusses the exciting geology and natural history of Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades, Redwoods and Mt. Lassen...

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Join FOL for their annual spring used book sale. You will find thousands of well selected and organized used books, cds, dvds, lps, audio books, and more! Some of our book categories include: childrens books, science fiction, fantasy, horror, literature, gardening, mystery, math, science, vintage books, and more! Prices start at only $2! 

 

Fri. April 29th: 6-9p.m. - Members Only NIght, join at the door!

Sat. April 30th: 9-3p.m. - Last day for Collector's Corner. 

Sun. May 1st: 11-5p.m - Literary Trivia from 1-2:30p.m.

Mon. May 2nd: 9-3p.m. - 50% OFF ALL...

As a political reporter for The Oregon Statesman and then as news analyst for KGW-TV, Floyd McKay was known for asking tough questions and pulling no punches. Half a century later, amid today’s cynicism and disillusionment with media, politics, and politicians, Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State (Oregon State University) serves as a reminder that charged politics and bitter rivalries can also come hand-in-hand with lasting social progress.

Admission: 

Midieval and Renaissance faire including vendors, performances, demos, classes.
Full Schdule: 10am-6pm Sat. 10am--4pm Sun.

Location: McMenamin's Grand Lodge (on the front lawn) 3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove 97116.

 

Exhibitis including:

  • Fighting Tournaments - Heavy armored & Rapier styles
  • Royal Court
  • Wood Carving with period lathes and tools
  • Spinning
  • Weaving - Card, Tablet, Loom? Which did they use?
  • Period Gaming like Medieval Chess and more! Come and try your
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There are more than 1,300 booths available to view – both inside and outside -  this is the big one – don’t miss it!  If you are a treasure hunter, decorator, collector or just like to find pieces from your past, the July Expo Antique & Collectible Show is for you. 

 

Exhibitors come from all over the country bringing their most interesting and popular vintage items.  Just as you see on the popular collecting programs, such as American Pickers, you can find that treasured item buried among the thousands of booths at the show. Most of the exhibitors are part timers who...

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