Worried about your kids getting pepper sprayed at the next rally? Fret no longer. Portland's Anti-Capitalist Action has set up its Community Childcare Working Group. Contact Alyssa at 335-3193 or email set@dontmesswithtexas.com (subject: childcare).

Put together a relief kit for Iraqi families. Kits must include all of the following and nothing else: four bars of soap, one plastic bottle of shampoo, one tube of toothpaste, four packaged adult-size toothbrushes, one hairbrush, one wide-tooth comb, one fingernail clipper and one box of adhesive bandages. Include, if possible, $5 for shipping per kit. Send to the Emergency and Material Assistance Program, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA, 19102-7283. Deadline: April 30.

Thursday 24

Dr. Azad Mohammadi and Dr. Jon Mandaville engage in "A Dialogue on the Middle East: A Kurdish Perspective." Call Annalisa at 725-8192 to preregister. Room 202, First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St. 6:30 pm. $10 suggested donation, $5 students with valid ID.

Sen. Gary Hart will discuss American international interventions in "Principled Engagement: America's Role in the 21st-Century World," presented by the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Reserve tickets by calling J.P. Piorkowski at 274-7488. Winningstad Theater, 1111 SW Broadway. 6 pm. $10, $5 for members and students.

Pacific Switchboard invites assorted performers to act out weekly in Peace Performance evenings. 4637 N Albina Ave., 7 pm.

Weekly Buddhas Not Bombs Meditation Vigil, Peace Plaza in the South Park Blocks, noon.

Belmonters sip java and protest war weekly in front of Stumptown Coffee, 3356 SE Belmont St., 4 pm.

Friday 25

Be part of mobile art promoting peace in Oregon Peace Institute's third installment of "Dead-In," entitled "Mourning." For info, contact Annalisa at 725-8192.

Homeland In-security, BroadArts Theatre's "dramady" about four generations of peacemakers and their bravery, despair and brilliance, returns for two performances. Call 288-5181 for tickets. Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave. 8 pm Friday-Saturday. $16 advance, $18 at door.

Women in Black for Peace make their weekly silent stand. Southwest 6th Avenue and Morrison Street, noon.

Join Portland Peaceful Response's weekly protest. Pioneer Courthouse Square, 5 pm.

Frustrate motorists in the name of world peace with Critical Mass. Northwest Park Avenue and Couch Street, 5:30 pm.

Saturday 26

Curious about the war's aftermath? Come to the Impacts of War Forum, where speakers address health and racial issues, environmental concerns, military, civil liberties, immigrants and the economy. Call 788-7311 for info. First Congregational Church, 1137 SW Broadway, 1-5 pm.

Sunday 27

University of Portland and BroadArts Theatre invite volunteers to sing along with the Peace Chorus. Mago Hunt Recital Hall, 5 pm. A musical candlelight vigil follows, 6:30-7 pm.

Patriots welcome at this weekly Support the Troops Rally. Pioneer Square, 1 pm.

Be a star at the weekly Hollywood Peace Vigil. Meet on Sandy Boulevard at Northeast 42nd Avenue, 4 pm.

Monday 28

Portland State University activists show a subtitled, international perspective in "Don Rumsfeld's 'Old Europe' Film Festival." Films focus on women's rights, anti-war activism and organized labor. PSU, Smith Center, Room 225, 1725 SW Broadway. 6 pm Mondays.

Tuesday 29

From a human shield's mouth to your ear. Benjamin Joffe-Walt, an American shield from Iraq, will appear in Reed College's Vollum Lecture Hall. 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., 775-7755. 7 pm.

Oregon's own Dr. John Preston presents "Health Effects of War." From soldiers' deaths to economic aspects, Physicians for Social Responsibility examines the aftermath. Room B, Beaverton Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton.
7 pm.