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Find plays, classes, concerts, workshops and plenty of other activities for the new year.

COURTESY PHOTO - Biddy on the Bench plays at the grange in Tualatin this month.JAN. 2

Event: Trivia Night at Vertigo Brewing Hosted by one of Hillsboro Public Library's quiz master librarians. 7 p.m. Free. Ages 21+. Vertigo Brewing, Hillsboro.

JAN. 3

Literary Art: Learn about new book releases for the New Year. 7 p.m. Free. Tigard Public Library.

Spoken Word: Author Carolyn Wood shares her story, "Tough Girl: An Olympian's Journey." 7 p.m. Free. Ages 18 and up. Tualatin Public Library.

JAN. 4

Film: Classic Film Series — "King Kong." 7 p.m. $3. All ages. Sherwood Center for the Arts.

JAN. 4-FEB. 22

Workshop: Bob Hackney leads wheel and handbuilding clay class. Thursdays, 6 p.m. Register at valleyart.org. Ages 18+. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

JAN. 5-12

Theater: STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents William Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Tickets: $12-$15 at www.stagesyouth.org. Performances take place at HART Theatre, Hillsboro.

JAN. 6

Workshop: "Recycled Poetry" Valley Art presents a free magazine recycling class to make poetic art stories on bristol paper. 1-3 p.m. Ages 11+. Preregistration required at www.valleyart.org. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

Workshop: Intro to Bullet Journaling. 11 a.m. Free. Ages 16+. West Slope Community Library, Portland.COURTESY PHOTO - Carolyn Wood will talk about her book, 'Tough Girl,' Jan. 3 at the Tualatin Library.

JAN. 9 Music: Song Circle. Adult singers and acoustic instrument players gather to sing and play popular pop and folk songs of the '60s and '70s. Free. Cedar Mill Library, Portland.

Spoken Word: Open Poetry Night — Poets and lovers of poetry gather for a casual evening of shared inspiration and creative camaraderie. 7 p.m. Free. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.

JAN. 10 and 17

Literary Art: Story time for grownups. 7 p.m. Free. Adults and teens. Brookwood Library, Hillsboro.

JAN. 10

Ongoing Workshop: "Senior Art Media Sampler." This ongoing class introduces participants to art media each class with just enough time to sample the technique. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 55 and over. Enroll anytime at www.artingales.org. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

JAN. 10-MARCH 3

Visual Art: Hillsboro artist Ed Labadie shows original oils, watercolors and acrylics in the First Presbyterian Church gallery, in Portland. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Free. More: www.firstpresportland.org.

JAN. 13

Film: "Wonder Woman." 3 p.m. Free. Adults and teens. Tigard Public Library.

Music: Mo Phillips performs some rip-roaring, kid-friendly rock and roll. 1 p.m. Free. All ages. Jessie Mays Community Center, North Plains.

Visual Art: Artist receptions at Beaverton's Art On Broadway Gallery featuring a members' group show. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. More: www.artonbroadway.net.

Theater: Family Matinee Series — "Nightmare in my Closet" by Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre. 2 p.m. $5. All ages. Sherwood Center for the Arts.

Music: Biddy on the Bench in concert. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 at www.brownpapertickets.com. Winona Grange, Tualatin.

JAN. 14

Visual Art: Village Gallery of Arts hosts and artist's reception for January's featured artist, Shelley Lebel, mixed media creations. 2 to 4 p.m. Free.

JAN. 15

Community: MLK Day — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, drop by the Community Room anytime between 1 and 7 p.m. for conversation with fellow community members. Tigard Public Library.

Workshop: "Dr. King's Dream Clouds." Kids will create colorful dream clouds while learning about the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2-3:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Ages 5+. www.valleyart.org. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

JAN. 16 Networking: 2018 Washington County Arts & Culture Grants Panel. Join representatives from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, Spirit Mountain Community Fund and Regional Arts & Culture Council for a free panel discussion to learn about local grant opportunities. 4-6 p.m. Register: 503-615-3485. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.

Ongoing Workshop: Water-soluble oil painting. with Irilla Swanson. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Ages 18+. Enroll anytime. www.valleyart.org. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

Ongoing Dance: Learn modern square dance. Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. First two lessons free, then $6 per session. Ages 10+. Aloha Grange.

JAN. 18 Craft: Artists gather to swap miniature trading cards. 6 p.m. North Plains Public Library. nplibrary.org.

Film: International Movie Night. 7 p.m. Abbey Creek Wine Tasting Room, North Plains. Free. 21 and over.

JAN. 19-28

Theater: Mask & Mirror Community Theatre presents "The Receptionist." Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 at MaskandMirror.com. Recommended for 12+. Tualatin Heritage Center.

JAN. 20

Workshop: "InstaMarketing for Artists." Learn the best visual platform for your art with Helvi Smith. 11 a.m. Have the Instagram app downloaded to your smartphone before class. Ages 16+. www.valleyart.org. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

Music: Guitarist, singer and songwriter Ronnie Robins celebrates the music of the folk troubadour and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan. 3 p.m. Free. Tigard Public Library.

Visual arts: Messy Art — Don't be afraid to color outside the lines. 1p.m. Free. All ages. Shute Park Library, Hillsboro.

Theater: STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy hosts a fundraiser, "Radio Jazz Hour." Step back in time, enter the White Feather Lounge and enjoy the music, comedy and community of the 1940s. 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 at www.stagesyouth.org. Performances take place at Hillsboro Masonic Lodge.

JAN. 21

Literary Art: Writers' Mill. Join this hands-on, inspiring group that loves to write. 1 p.m. Ages 16+. Cedar Mill Library, Portland.

Film: Family Flix Series — "The Mighty Ducks." 3 p.m. $3. All ages. Sherwood Center for the Arts.

JAN. 22

Heritage: Lotería Day — Lotería is a game of chance played throughout Mexico that closely resembles Bingo. 6 p.m. Free. All ages. Shute Park Library, Hillsboro.

JAN. 25-FEB.

25 Theater: Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents "Murder for Two." While stealing turns at the piano, one actor sets out to solve the whodunit while the other feverishly tackles a revolving lineup of outrageous suspects. Tickets: $30-$46 at www.broadwayrose.org. Broadway Rose New Stage, Tigard.

JAN. 25-28

Theater: Masque Alfresco & HART Theatre present "Death of a Cranky Philosopher," a philosophical dramedy. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12-$16. Ages 16+. Performances take place at HART Theatre, Hillsboro.

JAN. 26

Music: The Ukuleleians. Kate and Steve bring 30 ukuleles to play. 7 p.m. Free. All levels, all skills, all welcome. North Plains Public Library. www.nplibrary.org.

Music: Rio Con Brio play Choro, the early 20th-century street music of Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian guitar and mandolin. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.

JAN. 27

Literary Arts: Writers in the Grove Authors Conference, "Helping you move from writer to published author." Speakers: Jessica Morrell, Holly Lorincz, Deborah Reed, Chip MacGregor, Paulann Petersen, Kristin Thiel. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $60 at www.WritersintheGrove.com. Forest Grove Senior & Community Center.

Workshop: "WWW for Artists." Participants will learn the pros and cons of three popular website builders Wix, Weebly, and WordPress. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ages 16+. www.valleyart.org. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

JAN. 28

Music: DoublePlusGood. 2 p.m. Free. All ages. Tualatin Public Library.

Event: Play Candyland on a life-size scale using yourself as a token. 2:30 -p.m. Free. All ages. Brookwood Library, Hillsboro.

JAN. 30

Workshop: LESTA presents a free demonstration class of Spanish thru the Arts for adults. Bilingual songs, dances, skits, crafts and card games to learn and improve conversation skills. Reserve a space by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hillsboro Community Senior Center.

Literary Arts: "The Owyhee River Journals." Writer Bonnie Olin will share a brief history of the area, discuss why it is unique, read a short excerpt from the book, and show a 20-minute video of a 2006 expedition into Deep Creek and the East Fork of the Owyhee. 6:30 p.m. Free. Forest Grove Library.

JAN. 31

Film: "Glory" (Bulgaria). 6:15 p.m. Ages 18+. Cedar Mill Library, Portland.

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