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Bits & Pieces

Sustainable exhibit

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will be installing a new permanent exhibit, the bilingual “Clever Together: Our Everyday Choices/Juntos somos ingeniosos: Una decision a la vez.”

It’ll be on the display at

OMSI’s new Earth Science Hall for the next eight years or so, and encourages visitors to make more sustainable decision by weighing the impact of their choices, environmentally, economically and socially. Visitors can take a virtual walk or bike ride through familiar places in the Portland area, employ sorting tactics to divert waste from landfills and find ways to save energy.

The exhibit opens Sunday, Oct. 7.

“The Walking Dead”

Comic book/toy/collectibles store Things From Another World is sponsoring free screenings of season three premiere of AMC’s zombie epic “The Walking Dead” at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

In addition, TFAW will be hosting a “Walking Dead” party at its headquarters, 2916 N.E. Broadway, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. There’ll be an exclusive, 15-piece gallery from “The Walking Dead” series artist Charlie Adlard.

For more info, go to tfaw.com.

Author tour

The “Crazy Eights Author Tour” hits the road, with a stop 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway in Portland, and 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at Grahams Books & Stationery, 460 Second St. in Lake Oswego.

Oregon author George Byron Wright developed the tour, which is meant to stimulate more interest in the state’s writing and publishing communities. Groups of eight authors will venture to eight bookstores in eight different regions, with 28 authors participating.

The authors to appear in Portland: Brian Doyle, Robert Dugani, James Bernard Frost, April Henry, Jane Kirkpatrick, Ron Lovell, Phillip Margolin, Naseem Rakha. In Lake Oswego: Robin Cody, Kirkpatrick, Lovell, Margolin, R. Gregory Nokes, Anne Jennings Paris, Rakha, Karen Spears Zacharias. Wright will be emcee for both events.

Library milestone

The Friends of the Multnomah County Library are honoring volunteers by putting on a 40th birthday bash, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Buchan Reception Hall at the Eliot Center/First Unitarian Church, 1226 S.W. Salmon St. The Friends of Multnomah County Library was formed in 1972 following proposed cuts to the library’s budget that would have closed 12 neighborhood libraries. It has helped fun various programs and services at the library.

Portland authors Matthew Dickman, Monica Drake, Karen Karbo and Pauls Toutonghi will be on hand and a video, “Turning the Pages: Friends of the Multnomah County Library,” will be shown. For info, go to friends-library.org.

Author acclaim

Oregon author/self-publisher Nancy Richardson Fischer has reached top-15 on Amazon’s Bestseller List with the young adult book “Pandora’s Key,” which is set in Portland. It was expected to sell 2,000 copies in September.

Hollywood programs

Hollywood Theatre has launched new film education programs.

In partnership with Grant High, the theater has started “Hollywood Theatre Studio,” a state-of-the-art media lab that accommodates 40 students, an extension of Grant’s longstanding Film and Literature curriculum.

The theater is piloting an animation program at Open Meadow, a North Portland alternative high school, taught by Ben Popp of filmmaking course Grand Detour.

Movie time

Big-screen releases:

Oct. 5 — “Frankenweenie”; “Chicken With Plums”; “Taken 2”; “How to Survive a Plague”

Oct. 12 — “Argo”; “Seven Psychopaths”; “Sinister”

Oct. 19 — “Alex Cross”; “Paranormal Activity”

Oct. 26 — “Fun Size”; “Chasing Mavericks”; “Cloud Atlas”; “Silent Hill: Revelation”

Nov. 2 — “Wreck-It Ralph”; “Flight”

Nov. 16 — “Lincoln”; “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2”

Nov. 21 — “The Guardians”; “Red Dawn”; “Life of PI”