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Events, meetings and other activities coming up in the western Washington County area.

FILE PHOTO - A free class on identifying conifers will be offered Friday, June 16 at the Portland Community College Rock Creek campus.COMMUNITY

BACH TO ROCK — The Portland Community College chamber ensemble presents an evening of eclectic music. Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m., at PCC Rock Creek campus. Admission is free. More: www.pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.

STEAK FEED — Rotary Club of Forest Grove's Annual Steak Feed is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Pacific University Washburne Hall. $16 tickets available the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber Office, ACE Hardware, Van Dyke's Appliance and the News-Times.

CELEBRATE — Celebrate strawberries June 10 at Blooming Junction, 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, in Cornelius. Free class on making strawberry jam at 11 a.m. Visitors can order strawberry smoothies and enjoy free tastes of strawberry varieties all day.

GENEALOGY MEETING — The Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 10, at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. Featured speakers Keith and Darlene Pyeatt will talk about "Getting Your Census Worth." Learn how the federal census records provide a unique snapshot of the lives of your ancestors. The event is free and open to the public.

HUMAN FORM — Sequoia Gallery + Studios hosts a special show, "The Human Form," Friday June 9, 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 10, noon to 4 p.m. Artists from Sequoia's Life Drawing class will display their work in this free show. Participating artists are: Bonnie Burbidge, Donna Clark, Jean Fulton, Marianne Holma, Kylee Kersten, Bob Schlegel and Jake Surber. 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro.

STRAWBERRIES — The 51st annual Gales Creek Strawberry Festival is slated for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 10. The event, held on the Gales Creek School and Gales Creek Church grounds, features live music, vendors, a hot lunch and strawberry shortcake. The event and parking is free. 9170 N.W Sargent Road. More: www.galescreekchamberofcommerce.org.

CHORAL MUSIC — The Portland Community College Rock Creek choirs present a spring concert on Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m., at the Rock Creek campus. Tickets are $5/$10 at the door. More: www.pcc.edu/rockcreekmusic.

MORE STRAWBERRIES — The Dixie Mountain Grange hosts its 65th annual Strawberry Festival on Father's Day weekend, June 17-18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Quilt, display, local craft booths, strawberry shortcake. 23455 N.W. Dixie Mountain Road, in North Plains.

RELAY FOR LIFE — The 15th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hillsboro is Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, at Ron Tonkin Field /Hops Stadium, 4460 N.E. 229th Ave., Hillsboro. Complete information at www.hillsbororelay.org.

VETERANS' EVENTS

AMERICAN LEGION — June 13: Potluck, 6:30 p.m.; monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. June 17: Public flag retirement ceremony, 11 a.m. Every Saturday: Hillsboro Farmer's Market — flags and information. 285 W. Main St., Hillsboro. 503-648-7191. www.Hillsboropost6.org.

DISABLED VETS — June 14: Potluck, 5:30 p.m.; meeting, 6 p.m. Legion Hall, 285 W. Main St., Hillsboro. www.Dav7.org.

VFW — June 9: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. June 14: Public flag retirement ceremony, 11 a.m. Every Thursday: dinner, $7. 310 S.W. Walnut St., Hillsboro. www.vfw2666.org.

SAVE THE DATE

FATHER'S DAY PARTY — Electrons will come alive when dads, grandfathers and kids snap together radios, burglar alarms and doorbells at iSpark Toys, 925 N.E. Orenco Station Loop, Hillsboro. Sunday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Academy will be on hand to guide guests in Snap Circuit building. Celebrate by decorating and eating a cupcake. The event is free. More: www.isparktoys.com.

DOGS AND DADS — From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Father's Day at Blooming Junction, there will be craft beer tasting and free hot dogs for dads, plus hot dogs and beverages for all, along with kids' activities. Bring your garden tools for onsite tool sharpening from Edgemaster Mobile Sharpening.

SOLSTICE RUN — A Summer Solstice 5k Run/Walk is set for Tuesday, June 20th, 7 p.m. Entrance fee is your donation. The run/walk begins at Forest Grove School District office, 1728 Main St. More information: Call 503-357-2021.

GARDEN CALENDAR

ADAPTIVE GARDENING — Presenters Bridget Shaw, Lynn Wagner, Jerry Anderson, Jeannine Rychlik and Mary Felix will be at the Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex, 882 N.E. 28th Ave., Hillsboro at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 16. Still want to garden but need a little help? Five OSU Master Gardeners will share strategies and techniques so you may continue to garden without injury. Examples of adaptive tools will be demonstrated. Free.

CONIFER IDENTIFICATION — Elizabeth Price will be the presenter at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at the PCC Rock Creek Garden, 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Portland. Learn how to identify conifers to family (cypress, pine, yew). Focus will be on the pine family and how to identify this very large family of conifers to genus. By the end of the class, you will know how to differentiate among Douglas-fir, hemlock, larch, pine, true cedar, true fir and spruce. Be prepared to walk on the PCC Rock Creek Campus. Free.

THEATER

HART THEATRE — "The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd" wraps up HART Theatre's season with performances running through June 18. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16/$14 at hart-theatre.org.

GALA AND AUCTION — Bag&Baggage's annual gala and auction is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, at Unger's Farm Store in Cornelius. $85 per person. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tickets: www.Bagnbaggage.org.

BEING EARNEST —Theatre in the Grove presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," through June18. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $16/$14. www.Theatreinthegrove.org.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Aloha Community Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road, 26A

BOARD GAMES — Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, to enjoy a day of board game fun. Use the library's selection of games or bring your own to share.

SIT AND STITCH — Bring your knitting, crochet, or other yarn project, and come join the Sit n Stitch group. Trade tips or simply enjoy the company of fellow crafters while you work on your latest creation. 6 p.m., Monday, June 12.

Banks Public Library

42461 N.W. Market St.

CRAFT NIGHT — Enjoy some quality crafting time at the library at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 14. Bring your favorite project and visit with other crafters.

STORYTELLER — Storyteller Rick Huddle combines physical humor, theatrical storytelling, and music to put on variety shows that go beyond mere entertainment. 2 p.m., Thursday, June 29. This program takes place at Sunset Park.

Cornelius Public Library

1355 N. Barlow

VENTRILOQUIST — Vikki Gasko Green has performed her one-woman ventriloquism show at libraries and schools all over the world. Her family-friendly show features puppets, stories and fun. Wednesday, June 21, 3 p.m.

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

NUTRITION DAY — Staff from the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center will be onsite select Fridays this summer with free programs to help the whole family be healthy. Friday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.

AMERICAN DREAM — Join in this first of a three-part summer series dedicated to films about the immigrant experience in the United States. Group discussion to follow the showing. 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10.

STRETCH FOR HEALTH — Join in a group viewing of Miranda Esmonde-White's Classical Stretch health series. Wednesday, June 14, at noon. This program is free and appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing and chairs will be provided. No instructor will be present or assisting with the routines.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

WRITING DIVERSITY — Join Oregon author Taylor Brooke for a bookish discussion highlighting what it means to be a Queer author in the publishing industry today, and learn how to take the first steps toward writing the book you've always wanted to write. Saturday, June 10, 3 p.m.

EVERY THURSDAY — Enjoy regional folktales, Indian legends, and favorite picture book stories with Jacque Denton, storyteller extraordinaire. For families, children of all ages and everyone who loves listening to stories told in the oral tradition. Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Shute Park Library

775 S.E. Tenth Ave.

GAME DAY — We're bringing out the Wii and all our board games for an afternoon of gaming fun. Have a snack, too. For kids of all ages. Monday, June 19, 4:30 p.m.

North Plains Library

31334 N.W. Commercial St.

PHOTO DISPLAY — Local photographers exhibit work inspired by a recent photography workshop class. Regular library hours. Free. On display throughout the month of June.

FOREIGN FILM — International Movie Night at Abbey Creek wine tasting room in North Plains. "Apprentice" (Malay with English subtitles). Doors open at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. 21 and over only.

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