17358534_1655514364750212_1838310939173327767_oThe first Friday art opening at Milepost 5 is “They Come and Go / Y Van y Vienen” from Ivan Salcido. An excerpt from his artist statement:

“My work is an honest portrayal of my experiences and skills, allowing me to draw inspiration from personal history, pop culture and the environments I have explored. From the rugged deserts and urban landscape of El Paso, Texas to the majestic and fertile terrain of the Pacific Northwest, the diversity of cultures, topography, textures and shapes of the world continuously influence me.”

Milepost 5 Gallery, 850 NE 81st Ave * 6:30 pm – 11 pm * free 

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Creative Science School’s Annual PTA Spring Festival: Jumping castle, food carts, lie entertainment, dunk tank, cakewalk, art activities, local vendors, bike safety and maintenance, face painting, and games. “Entrance and most everything is FREE! Bring money for the food, gift shopping raffle, cakewalk, and dunk tank.”
1231 SE 92nd * 1 pm – 4 pm * free
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“Join us for an exciting selection of unique plants from specialty nurseries and the Garden’s own collection. In addition to a wide range of trees, shrubs, perennials, and northwest natives, plant enthusiasts will find lovely carnivorous plants and an amazing variety of hardy succulents.”
Floyd Light Middle School 10800 SE Washington St, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, members can enter @ 9 am * free 
There are always great events at the Multnomah County Libraries. At Midland (events): Citizenship class @ 10:30 am, tax help @ noon, and an English class @ 1 pm.
Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * free, first come, first serve
“April is a great month to come out to Foster Rd for the Second Saturday evening Art Walk (Facebook page). There are shows at NWIPA, Backstory Books, Latchkey Gallery, Flat Blak Gallery, PoBoy’s Art in the Day Theatre, Bar Carlo and more!” 
6000 SE Foster Rd * 12 pm – 8 pm * free

Foster Powell Community Garden Annual Plant Sale and Fundraiser: “Get yard sale prices on plant starts and divisions, enter the raffle for great garden prizes, and enjoy some snacks with your neighbors!”

Foster-Powell Community Garden, SE 62nd Ave & Powell Blvd * 9 am – 3 pm
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Mrs. Doyle & the Teapots @ O’Neill Public House: “Piping hot Irish traditional music served the old fashioned way with a twist of native wit! Andrea Wild from The Stomptowners will be joined by Teresa Baker on keys & Preston Howard on his mighty pipes.” (Facebook event)
O’Neill Public House, 6000 NE Glisan * 7 pm – 9 pm * free