Green Calendar: Out and about green

July 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Solar Energy Tips

Sabin Bee-friendly Garden Tour: Get ideas for which plants are most attractive to bees and butterflies in these tours of yards in the Sabin neighborhood. Front yard tours offered daily at any hour through Sept. 2 (front yards are visible from sidewalk with signage posted). Sponsored by Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. See website for details. Free; or

Composting Demonstration Site Open House: See demonstrations of composting techniques, talk with master composter/recyclers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat, July 20. Master Composter/Recycler Demonstration Site at CASEE Center, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie, Wash.; free;

Crackedpots Art Show: More than 95 artists will sell art made from at least 80 percent recycled materials. A “Glean Pile” will show items culled from Metro transfer stations to illustrate how many reusable items are thrown away. There will be demonstrations and sustainable-living information plus a plant sale. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue-Wed, July 23-24. McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale; free admission;

Sundown at Ecotrust Concert Series: The fourth annual Sundown concerts showcases and celebrates the intersection of music, green living and community well-being. It brings together local musical acts and the Innovation Showcase, featuring innovators working in the Pacific Northwest. Weekly 7-9 p.m. Wed, through July 31. Includes Wayward Vessel and Crystal Bowersox, July 24; and Genders and special headliner, July 31. Parking lot, Ecotrust Building, 721 N.W. Ninth Ave.; free;

SolWest Fair: More than 50 workshops and 30 exhibitors to help explain energy independence and lifestyle self-reliance, including solar, wind and agricultural resources. Call or see website for schedule. Fri-Sun, July 26-28. Grant County Fair Community Events Center, 411 N.W. Bridge St., John Day; $5-$20; or 541-575-3633

Build a Solar Oven: Build and take home your own solar oven, learn how to cook with solar energy and receive solar recipes and tips. Registration required. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat, July 27. Lents Park, Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard; $39; 503-760-3000

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