Community calendar -- Jan. 3-13, 2018
STAGES — STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy presents William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," Jan. 5-12. Tickets: $12-$15 at stagesyouth.org. Performances take place at HART Theatre, Hillsboro.
CARNAGE —Theatre in the Grove presents "God of Carnage," Jan. 12-28. Tickets: $14-$16 at theatreinthegrove.org.
PUPPETS — Tears of Joy Theatre presents "Nightmare in my Closet," on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St. All ages. $5.
WORKSHOP — "Recycled Poetry" workshop at Valley Art, Forest Grove, is a free magazine recycling class to make poetic art stories on bristol paper. Saturday, Jan. 6, 1-3 p.m. Ages 11+. Preregistration required at
PLANETCON — Recycle polystyrene (styrofoam) packaging, plastic bags and more at a recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 6, at PlanetCon 2018, at Lincoln Street Elementary School, 801 N.E. Lincoln St., Hillsboro. Holiday decoration swap, educational booths and more, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More: westsiderecyclers.weebly.com.
OPEN POETRY — Poets and lovers of poetry gather for a casual evening of shared inspiration and creative camaraderie. Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Free. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro.
MEDIA SAMPLER — JAN. 10-ongoing Workshop: The Senior Art Media Sampler 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., beginning Jan. 10. Ages 55 and over. Enroll anytime artingales.org. Valley Art, Forest Grove.
SOCIAL TIME — Join Village Without Walls members, volunteers and friends at Reedville Cafe in Hillsboro on Friday, Jan. 12, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All welcome. Learn more: VillageWithoutWalls.org.
GENEAOLOGY — The Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway. Featured speakers Linda Clark, Carol Surrency and Linda Meyer will talk about "Habits Genealogists Must Develop." Free and open to the public. GSWCO is not limited to research in Washington County, and promotes the study of genealogy in all parts of the world. For further information, call 503-640-4431.
CONCERT — Biddy on the Bench in concert on Saturday, Jan. 13. 7:30 p.m. Winona/ Grange, Tualatin. Tickets: $20 at brownpapertickets.com.
NEW YEAR — Ever wondered how people celebrate the New Year in other countries? Washington County Museum will hold a free family morning on Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to explore New Year's traditions from around the world. The museum is located at PCC Rock Creek, 17677 N.W. Springville Road, Portland. More:
SAVE THE DATE
DANCE — Learn modern square dance. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. First two lessons free, then $6 per session. Ages 10+. Aloha Grange, 3425 S.W. 185th Ave. More: Hoedowners.info.
MASON BEES — Mason Bees 101 by Ron Spendal addresses the biology, behavior and natural history of the bee. Saturday, Jan 27, 10 a.m. to noon, at Washington County Master Gardeners Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Portland. No registration needed, free parking.
American Legion — 285 W. Main St. hillsboropost6.org
Jan 6: Hamburger/hot dog and Bingo night, 6 p.m.
Jan. 9: Potluck 6:30 p.m.; monthly meeting 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: Annual Crab Feed 6 p.m. RSVP for tickets
DAV — 285 W. Main St. dav7.org
Jan. 10: Potluck 5:30 p.m.; monthly meeting 6 p.m.
VFW — 310 S.W. Walnut St. vfw2666.org
Jan. 6: annual holiday dinner
Jan. 12: monthly meeting
Every Thursday: Dinner 5 p.m.
Aloha Community Library
17455 S.W. Farmington Road, Ste. 26A
BUDGETING — Get your personal spending organized in 2018. Certified Public Accountant Christina Bentley will provide a free presentation on how to budget and save money for yourself or your household. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6-7 p.m.
Banks Public Library
42461 N.W. Market St.
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3 to 6 is every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Younger siblings are welcome. Come to the library for fun with books, stories, songs and rhymes.
Cornelius Public Library
1355 N. Barlow
LEGOS — Join in every Tuesday and complete a weekly challenge with Legos. All ages welcome. Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
CLOSURES — The library will be closed Jan. 1 for New Year's Day, Jan. 15 for MLK Day, and Jan. 22 for staff development.
Shute Park Library
775 S.E. Tenth Ave.
WINTER PARTY — Children who completed the Winter Reading Challenge in December are invited to bring their families and a favorite stuffed animal to celebrate. Friday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.
Forest Grove Library
2114 Pacific Ave.
BOOK GROUP — Join in a discussion of Michael Chabon's "The Yiddish Policeman's Union" on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7 to 8 p.m. New members always welcome. An alternate historical work based on a premise that Alaska became the Jewish homeland after World War II finds detective Meyer Landsman investigating a heroin-addicted chess prodigy's murder, a case with ties to an extremist Orthodox sect.
Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway
BOOK CLUB — Be the change you want to see. Read diverse books followed by friendly discussions on socially minded topics. Individually or as a team, use the topic to inspire public-spirited endeavors like beach clean-up, mentoring or trying foods from another culture. Saturday, Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m.
GROWNUP STORYTIME — Storytime for grownups will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10 and 17, at 7 p.m. For adults and teens.
North Plains Library
31334 N.W. Commercial St.
SUPER SATURDAY — Join in the fun at Jessie Mays Community Center for a Super Saturday kids event. Musician Mo Phillips entertains. Saturday, Jan. 13, 1-2 p.m.