Events, meetings and activities happening in the western Washington County area this week and next.

FILE PHOTO - Vikki Gasko Green will entertain at several area libraries for the Summer Reading Program.COMMUNITY

DANCE RECITAL — Northwest Conservatory of Dance presents "A Day in the Park," its spring recital on Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m., at Hillsboro High School, 3285 S.E. Rood Bridge Road. Dances in the styles of ballet, folklorico, tap, contemporary and more. Tickets: $9+ at the door or call 503-693-8362.

STRAWBERRIES — The Dixie Mountain Grange hosts its 65th annual Strawberry Festival on Father's Day weekend, June 17 and 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

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:

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.


SOLSTICE — Enjoy a Summer Solstice celebration at Blooming Junction, 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, in Cornelius. Enjoy family activities including live music, wine tasting, face painting and storytelling, kids' summer craft activities, along with special product and garden art booths.

FARM YOUR YARD — The Dairy Creek Community Food Web will host the 5th annual Farm Your Yard Kitchen Gardens Tour in Forest Grove on Saturday, June 24. For more information, call 971-713-5679 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BENEFIT — Olive Grove Christian Academy will hold a benefit lunch/dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 1, at 1904 17th Ave., in Forest Grove. $9 for a carne asada burrito plate. Call 503-840-8245 to place to-go orders.


BEAVERTON HIGH — The Golden Grad Luncheon for graduates who graduated from Beaverton High School 50 or more years ago will be held Wednesday, June 29, in the high school's cafeteria. This year the class of 1967 will be honored. The Golden Grad Committee is looking for members of the class of 1967. Contact Al Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-648-5213. Last year's luncheon drew approximately 475 people.


ADDING EDIBLES — Sue Ryburn presents at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 S.W. Grabhorn Road, Beaverton. Learn how to incorporate edible fruits, vegetables and herbs into the home garden alongside landscape plants. Learn design principles and types of edible plants that do well in our local area. Use the second entrance (Camp Rivendale) on Grabhorn Road and park there. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.

CONTAINER GARDENING — Presenters Bridget Shaw, Margery Brunello and Jerry Anderson will present at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex, 882 N.E. 28th Ave., Hillsboro. Tour the demonstration garden and see the container garden bed project. Discussion will include soils, fertilizers, drainage and match recommended plant materials with appropriate sized containers. Free.


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

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:

BEING EARNEST —Theatre in the Grove presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," through June 18. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $16/$14.


AMERICAN LEGION — 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.

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

VFW — June 14: Public flag retirement ceremony, 11 a.m. Every Thursday: dinner, $7. 310 S.W. Walnut St., Hillsboro.


Aloha Community Library

17455 S.W. Farmington Road, 26A

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS — Join in the frist meeting of the D&D campaign on Saturday, June 17, noon to 4 p.m. All skill levels are welcome, but this campaign will be beginner-oriented. Rulebooks and materials provided.

OREGON HISTORY — Oregon historian Barney Blalock will speak at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 20. Blalock is the author of several books about the history of Portland, including "Oregon Prizefighters" and "The Oregon Shanghaiers."

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.

STORYTELLER — Local storyteller Holly Robison will share stories, music and more. Wednesday, June 26, 3 p.m.

Forest Grove Library

2114 Pacific Ave.

COFFEE — Bring questions about technology, genealogy or the pursuit of your next great read and grab coffee with a librarian. A librarian will be on-hand next to the Reference Desk to assist you one-on-one. 10:15 a.m., Monday, June 19.

TWEEN MOVIE — Join in every Monday this summer at 2 p.m. for Summer Reading Program tween events. On June 19, view "The Secret Life of Pets."

TEEN MOVIE — Join in every Thursday and select Saturdays during the summer at 2 p.m. for Summer Reading Program teen events. On June 22, view "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

HEALTH SERIES — Staff from the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center will be at the library select Fridays this summer with free programs to help the whole family be healthy. Drop in from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 23. More at

Hillsboro Brookwood Library

2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

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.

FRAME CRAFT — Join a Do-It-Yourself monthly craft/maker series for teens. On Sunday, June 18, make a frame. The library supplies the frame and materials. Bring anything you want to add. 1:30 p.m.

FAMILY NIGHT — Fun activities for the whole family on Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.

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, 10:15 a.m.

Shute Park Library

775 S.E. Tenth Ave.

KOMEDY — Komedy 4 Da Kidz, a high-energy, bilingual one-man variety show takes place Thursday, June 15 at 4 p.m. This interactive performance will combine physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing and comedy magic. Walk in basis, until room is at capacity.

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.

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. Thursday, June 22, 2 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). Thursday, June 15. Doors open at 6 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. 21 and over only.

GROWING HERBS — OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Sandy Japely will share the tips, techniques and plant recommendations for starting your own herb garden. 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 24.

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