Find out what's going on in the city of Beaverton from author events to tracking your ride

Library invites authors

to event on May 20

Beaverton City Library is seeking writers in Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties to apply for Northwest Local, a free author fair highlighting the work of talented writers in the tri-county area. The fair will be held at Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Authors in all genres, including adult, young adult and children's literature, are encouraged to apply. Selected participants will receive a booth space to promote and sell their work, and writers will keep all proceeds from book sales at the event.  There is no fee to apply, but selected authors will be asked to donate two books, one for a fair attendee raffle and one to be considered for the library's collection or sold by the New Friends of Beaverton City Library to support library programs and services.  Applications are due March 15. To apply online, visit  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

City seeks to know how

people get around town

Residents of Beaverton who travel by bicycle, on foot, by wheelchair or by public transit can share their thoughts during a "Virtual Open House" to learn more about Beaverton's Active Transportation Plan. The Ride Report app anonymously traces riders routes and lets them rate how it went, ultimately creating a "bicycle stress map" of the city streets.

The city will use this information to verify routes and community needs for bicycling.

For information, visit

Beaverton City Library hosting two programs for gardeners of all skill levels "Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden" will take place Tuesday, March 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Tim Lanfri will walk attendees through the process of starting a vegetable garden. Often, new vegetable gardeners, dreaming of lush, productive gardens, are frustrated with their lack of success. Lanfri will talk about site selection, soil preparation, planting times and water and fertilization needs, as well as general garden maintenance. Focus will be on spring and summer gardens. "Intensive Gardening" takes place Tuesday, April 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Bob Falconer, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener, will help participants take gardening to the next level. Falconer will introduce attendees to the techniques used in intensive gardening, which will help you to produce the most from the gardening space that they have. Topics include techniques to plant densely, vertical gardening, interplanting, succession planting, day length strategies and cultivar choices. Both programs will be held at Beaverton City Library Main, 12375 SW Fifth St., and are free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, visit" or call 503-644-2197.

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