READING: Thor Hanson, an award-winning author and naturalist and author of "The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda" which chronicles his Peace Corps experience in Bwindi National Park, will present a reading Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2517.
FRIDAY, OCT. 3
FAMILY WEEKEND: Family Weekend activities for students and their families will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4 at Linfield College. For more information, call 503-883-2435.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8
FACULTY LECTURE: Brian Winkenweder, associate professor of art and visual culture at Linfield College, will speak on "'Paragraphs Turned on Their Side Can Function as Pictures': Robert Morris's Language Game," Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2409.
FRIDAY, OCT. 10
HOMECOMING: Homecoming activities for Linfield College Alumni will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11. Student activities will be held throughout the week. For more information, call 503-883-2547.
SUNDAY, OCT. 12
RECITAL: Susan McDaniel, a Linfield College graduate, and Jill Timmons, professor of music, will present a recital Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield College. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275.
TUESDAY, OCT. 14
POET: Al Young, poet laureate of California, will present "Is Nerve Enough? Creativity, the Arts, and Human Survival," Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The presentation is free and open to the public and under the auspices of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. For more information, call 503-883-2498.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15
ART EXHIBIT: ".Meta," a group exhibition curated by T.J. Norris, will be on display Oct. 15-Nov. 29, in the Fine Art Gallery of the Miller Fine Arts Center at Linfield College. An opening reception curator presentation will be held today at 6 p.m. in the gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 503-883-2802.
FRIDAY, OCT. 17
LIVELY ARTS: The Trombones de Costa Rica will present a concert Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. It is part of the new Lively Arts series at Linfield. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 503-883-2275.