WINTER GARDENING WORKSHOP
At noon on Oct. 21 at Portland Avenue Nursery, there will be a free gardening workshop called “Putting Your Garden to Rest: Winter Gardening.” Learn the basics of winter gardening including information on how to plant and grow garlic and shallots, construction of raised garden beds, the benefits of cover crop and how to prep your grow space for a prosperous spring harvest. Info sheets, snacks and beverages will be provided. This is a free workshop. Sign up at www.portlandavenursery.com/whatsnew.
MET VET ART OPENING
Join Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital (401 Fawcett Ave., Ste. 100) on Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. in celebration and support local talent Dave Bloomfield (a.k.a Starhead Boy). Meet the artist and enjoy light bites and beverages. This is a free and family-friendly event. Info: starheadboy.com or www.metvetpets.com.
WILD FOR WOLVES
Come to Dystopian State Brewing for a howlin’ good time. Starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 26, 50 cents of every beverage purchased will be donated to wolf conservation. Learn more about Conservation Northwest’s Range Rider program at conservationnw.org/our-work/wildlife/range-rider-pilot-project.
MUH GROG ZOO
Muh Grog Zoo improvises one-act plays, inspired by a word from the audience. The collective in the room share in the creation of an improvised story that has never been told, and will never be told again. At their Oct. 27 show, Muh Grog Zoo will perform two entire improvised one-act plays. The show starts at 8 p.m. at The Muh Grog Zoo Theater, 924 Broadway. Tickets $10. For information, visit muhgrogzoo.com. For mature minded persons.
Join local nature children, Wiccans and pagans at Crescent Moon Gifts Oct. 28 from 6-7 p.m. for an observance of Samhain. Samhain was originally a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
Wiccans celebrate a variation of Samhain as one of the yearly Sabbats of the Wheel of the Year. It is deemed by most Wiccans to be the most important of the four “greater Sabbats.” Samhain is seen by some Wiccans as a time to celebrate the lives of those who have died, and it often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones who have died. Info: covenantofthebluemoonchurch.org/mc-events/samhain-ritual-public.