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Solve the mystery at Rice Museum

The Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum will hold a Mystery Mineral Day on Saturday, Feb. 25.

A panel of experts will be ready and waiting for you to bring your unknown rocks, minerals, fossils, gems and maybe even meteorites for identification.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is included with museum admission. The museum is located at 26385 N.W. Groveland Dr., Hillsboro. For more: www.ricenorthwestmuseum.org.

Library hosts health care film screening

Former Oregon residents and filmmakers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg will be at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, to screen their film on health care reform, "Now is the Time— Healthcare for Everybody."

Representatives from Health Care for All Oregon and Physicians for a National Health Program will also be present to answer questions about Oregon efforts to achieve universal health care. 6 to 8 p.m. Free.

Springs at Tanasbourne hosts photo exhibit

An opening reception for a show of Richard and David Gilkey's photography is set for 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at The Springs at Tanasbourne, 1950 N.W. 192nd Ave. in Hillsboro.

Richard Gilkey is a resident of The Springs at Tanasbourne. He attended Oregon State College from 1948 to 1953, and was one of the first student photographers to document campus life in an official university capacity. Gilkey was supervisor of audiovisual education and director of educational media for the Portland Public Schools from 1972 until his retirement in 1993. During this time, he continued his hobby of photography and developing images in his darkroom in the home where he raised his family.

His son, David Gilkey, covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. David's photography was recognized with numerous awards including three Emmys, The Robert Kennedy Award for his work covering the earthquake in Haiti, and the Edward R. Murrow award for his work covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. David was in Afghanistan on assignment for NPR in June of last year when he was killed in a Taliban ambush.

The exhibit runs through May 16 and is open to the public.

Spring Break acting camp set in Forest Grove

Young people can spend Spring Break week on the stage with five full days of theater adventure with Children's After School Theatre (CAST) at Theatre in the Grove.

Open to young actors ages 8 to 16, the camp runs March 27-31, a week of exploring the art of the stage through games, activities and improvisation in a supportive and creative environment, culminating in a performance of their own original play. Camp instructors are Jeanna Van Dyke and Adam Borrego.

The camp fee is $150 and includes morning and afternoon snacks. The camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Register at goo.gl/forms/zxB1hvc2JTEfkf8Q2. Contact Jeanna Van Dyke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-359-5349 with questions.