Explore the forest this spring

Explore the forest this spring

The Tillamook Forest Center reopened this month after a winter hiatus and is kicking off spring...

Making silk out of a Shakespearean sow's ear

Making silk out of a Shakespearean sow's ear

Bag&Baggage's all-female cast brings 'Six Gentlepersons' to life Bag & Baggage seems, in addition...

Old contest brings out new tricks

Old contest brings out new tricks

Barbershop quartets fill Forest Grove High auditorium with song This is the 69th year for...

Theater eyes purchase of local bank building

Theater eyes purchase of local bank building

Bag&Baggage eyes move from The Venetian to eventual 150-seat theater The city of Hillsboro and...

'Spitfire Grill' best 'show you never heard of'

'Spitfire Grill' best 'show you never heard of'

TITG production brings review team to tears It is not often that a play inspires audience members...

Pacific hosts reception for new art display

Pacific hosts reception for new art display

Pacific University is opening a new art installation today. Feb. 4. “Interlopers: Unintended...


Forest Grove's Features

COURTESY PHOTO - Sandra Conlon as Girl (front), Robin Michaels as Millie (back), and Ilana Watson as April and Les Ico as Bill bring HARTs new play to life.
March 25, 2015

HART actors do well with 'tragicomic' characters

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
'Hot l Baltimore' cast makes its audiences follow clues Plays are funny things — some have clear-cut beginnings and endings, well-developed plotlines and carefully crafted character development.…
COURTESY PHOTO - Nun on a Bus author Simone Campbell will be at Pacific University April 6 for a talk.
March 25, 2015

Pacific hosts 'nun on the bus' next month

by Staff
Pacific University hosts Sister Simone Campbell at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, for a special talk. Invited by Pacific University’s Center for Peace & Spirituality, Campbell, author of “A Nun On the…
March 25, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Choreographers, dancers wanted for summer event The Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) is seeking proposals from master-level choreographers and dancers to create and perform a dance as part of…
COURTESY PHOTOS - The annual fundraiser show, Hip to Be Square, is always popular with onlookers.
March 11, 2015

April exhibit seeks artists

by Stephanie Haugen
Local artists are invited to enter Sequoia Gallery + Studios’ annual Hip to be Square Show. The show brings in around 100 works created on 12-inch-by-12-inch wooden boards or canvases. All…
March 11, 2015

Art breifs

by Stephanie Haugen
Fines go for food in North Plains During National Library Week, Sunday, April 12 through Saturday, April 18, the North Plains Public Library will participate in an effort to help the hungry by…
COURTESY PHOTO - There will be an opening reception today for Portland artist Erin Dengerinks exhibit, Love, Luck and Tenacity.
March 11, 2015

Pacific hosts reception for new art display

by (none)
Luck, Love & Tenacity, an exhibition of works by artist Erin Dengerink, will be displayed in the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art at Pacific University through Friday, March 20. Dengerink created…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: CASEY CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY - (From top left) Cassie Greer as Proteus, Jessi Walters as Silvia, Arianne Jacques as Julia, and Clara Hillier as Valentine are ready for opening night of Six Gentlepersons of Verona.
March 04, 2015

B&B stages adapted Shakespeare comedy

by (none)
Bag&Baggage Productions’ opening night of “Six Gentlepersons of Verona” is March 5. William Shakespeare didn’t live to see his very first comedy, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” performed on…
March 04, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
TITG holds auditions for spring comedy Theatre in the Grove will hold auditions for its spring production, “Mama Won’t Fly,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, at Theatre in the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Left to right: Percy (played by Jessica Reed), Hannah (played by Jeanna VanDyke) and Shelby (played by Jennifer Yamashiro) enjoy a laugh while poring over raffle entries.
February 25, 2015

'Spitfire Grill' opens Friday at TITG

by (none)
Theatre in the Grove will stage the critically acclaimed contemporary musical “The Spitfire Grill” this month and next. Directed by TITG veteran Darren Hurley, the show focuses on a feisty…
February 25, 2015

Arts briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
St. Patty’s parade in need of entrants The Murphy’s Furniture Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 14, in downtown Hillsboro and entries are still needed. Staging time is at 9 a.m. and…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Shook Twins will bring original lyrics and beautiful harmonies to the Walters Cultural Arts Center Friday, Feb. 27.
Feb 18, 2015

Folk twins are set to visit county

by Stephanie Haugen
Shook Twins will play at Walters Cultural Arts Center Katelyn Shook wakes up every day knowing what she wants to do with her life. “Finding what you want to do, finding that purpose in life…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Attend the Washington County Master Gardener Associations demonstration this Saturday to learn to prune roses, shrubs, grapes and fruit trees for free.
Feb 18, 2015

Learn to prune properly this Saturday

by (none)
Experienced gardeners and those considering greening their thumbs can spend a morning learning from professional arborists and longtime growers and planters. The Oregon State University…
Feb 11, 2015

Museum sets 3-week seismic upgrade closure

by Kathy Fuller
Contractors will reinforce exhibit hall's walls The Washington County Museum will close next week for three weeks of construction. The temporary closure, scheduled for Feb. 12 through March 10,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - (Left to right) Robbie Estabrook, Debbie Davis, Chuck Weed, Sarah Kollars, Cindy Swager and Steve Pitzel make up the cast of Spoon River Anthology.
Feb 11, 2015

Century-old classic features new music, twists

by Stephanie Haugen
On the 100th anniversary of Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology,” Hillsboro Artists Repertory Theater is putting on the stage version adapted by Charles Aidman with a few of its own…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Pacific University student Kayla Wiley delivers her lines on stage during a Vagina Monologues rehearsal.
Feb 11, 2015

Pacific show calls attention to sexual violence

by Joann Boatwright
'Vagina Monologues' performed locally and across nation Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity and the new applied theater program will present “The Vagina Monologues” this week as part…
Feb 11, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Singing Valentines gearing up for weekend The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters barbershop chorus groups will be busy this Valentine’s Day with their annual fundraiser, the Singing Valentines.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: STUDIO MCDERMOTT - Bass-baritone Brandon Morales plays Doctor Bartolo in the bilingual adaptation of The Barber of Seville.
Feb 04, 2015

'Barber of Seville' for all ages, languages

by Joann Boatwright
Portland Opera To Go is coming to Hillsboro Portland Opera will offer a musical appetizer for those who wish to try the group’s signature dish this weekend. Portland Opera’s educational program,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The women of Pacific Universitys Phi Lambda Omicron sorority are coordinating efforts with other Greek groups to put on a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Feb 04, 2015

Pacific's 'Greek Stars' call for community support

by Stephanie Haugen
Talent show raises funds for Make-A-Wish Pacific University sophomore Ashley McKenzie grew up around children with life-threatening illnesses. McKenzie and her mom started a soccer league in…




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