Community calendar -- Jan 17-27, 2017
CARNAGE —Theatre in the Grove presents "God of Carnage," through Jan. 28. Tickets: $14-$16 at theatreinthegrove.org.
INTERLOCUS — "Interlocus: Between Space and Time," a stage reading, will be presented at The Vault Theatre, 350 E. Main St., Hillsboro, Jan. 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. Part of Fertile Ground, the play is written by Tiffany Rousseau, with music by Patrick Hammond and directed by Benjamin Vawter. Tickets: $5 at fertilegroundpdx.org.
PHILOSOPHER — Masque Alfresco and HART Theatre present "Death of a Cranky Philosopher," a Fertile Ground event. Jan. 25-28, 7:30 p.m., at HART THeatre, 185 S.E. Washington St. Written by Don Teeters, directed by Fayra Teeters and starring Aaron Morrow, Kenneth Dembo, Paul Roder, Jean Christensen and Rian Turner. Tickets: Adults $16; seniors (60+) $14; students $12. fertilegroundpdx.org, at the door. Info: call 503-254-5104.
CLOSURE — The Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro is closed for renovations through Jan. 21. Staff is available by phone, 503-615-3485, to assist with class registration and ticket sales.
CRAB FEED — North Plains Crab and Steak Feed is Saturday, Jan. 20. Doors open at 3 p.m.; last seating at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the North Plains Senior Center and its programs, including Meals on Wheels, fitness classes and entertainment. Purchase tickets online at northplainssc.org. Event takes place at the Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St.
WORKSHOP — "InstaMarketing for Artists." Learn the best visual platform for your art with Helvi Smith. Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. Have the Instagram app downloaded to your smartphone before class. Ages 16+. valleyart.org. Valley Art, Forest Grove.
BRAZILIAN MUSIC — Rio Con Brio plays at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro. Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. The duo brings the sounds of Choro, 20th-century street music from Rio de Janiero. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. brownpapertickets.com.
SAVE THE DATE
CONFERENCE — 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. Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forest Grove Senior and Community Center. Tickets: $60 at WritersintheGrove.com.
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 the Washington County Master Gardeners Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek, 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Portland. No registration needed, free parking.
WORKSHOP — "WWW for Artists" with April Hoff. Sunday Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class takes place at Valley Art, Forest Grove. Participants will learn the pros and cons of three popular do-it-yourself website builders, Wix, Weebly and WordPress. $50 non-members, $45 Valley Art members Register online, artingales.org.
American Legion — 285 W. Main St. hillsboropost6.org
Jan. 27 — Annual Crab Feed 6 p.m. RSVP for tickets.
VFW — 310 S.W. Walnut St. vfw2666.org
Every Thursday — Dinner 5 p.m.
Aloha Community Library
17455 S.W. Farmington Road, Suite 26A
WORKSHOP — Explore your creative voice in this free workshop. Prompt-based creative writing time guided by a facilitator from Write Around Portland, with sharing and strengths-based feedback. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5 to 7 p.m. Ages 13+, all experience levels welcome. Limited to 18 participants. Call or visit the library to register by Monday, Jan. 22. For more information about Write Around Portland, visit writearound.org.
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
ADULTING 101 — Scholarship Scams: From financial aid to government grants to scholarships, there are many ways to help offset the cost of higher education. Join a speaker from the Better Business Bureau for a free presentation on the topic — how to find legitimate sources of aid and details on their own $10,000 Students of Integrity scholarship. Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m.
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. 22 for staff development.
VILLAGE — Learn about housing options and community involvement for aging in place at this Village Without Walls presentation. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2-4 p.m.
Forest Grove Library
2114 Pacific Ave.
SHADOW THEATER — Oregon Shadow Theatre returns to the Forest Grove City Library in honor of Be Enthusiastic About Reading (B.E.A.R.) Month. As shadow puppeteer Deb Chase manipulates and gives voice to the puppets from behind the shadow screen, Mick Doherty works in view of the audience providing music, voices and sound effects, and acting as a storyteller. Anansi the spider is clever, witty, foolish and greedy. In this story, Anansi meets a River Goblin, fights a Chimpanzee, and plays a trick on his whole village. Arrive early for tickets to this free family show. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.
TED TALK — Join in TED Talk broadcasts and discussions. This month's broadcast is "A black man goes undercover in the alt-right," with Theo E.J. Wilson. Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 N.E. Brookwood Pkwy.
RESEARCH — Get help with your genealogy research. The Genealogy Interest Group, in partnership with the Genealogical Society of Washington County and the Hillsboro Public Library, will be available to answer questions and provide some guidance with family history research. All are welcome. Sunday, Jan. 21, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
DROP-IN ZEN — Meditate or relax in a softly-lit environment with yoga mats, music and quiet time to center yourself and reset after a hard week of work. (BYOMat, supplies are limited.) Every Friday, 5-6 p.m.
Shute Park Library
775 S.E. Tenth Ave.
LOTERIA — Lotería is a game of chance played throughout Mexico which closely resembles Bingo. Monday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.
CREATIVE HISTORY — Celebrate African American history month by making art projects inspired by the artist Alma Thomas. Thursday, Feb. 1, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
North Plains Library
31334 N.W. Commercial St.
MOVIE NIGHT — Join in a screening of "Bad Luck Goat," Thursday, Jan. 18 at Abbey Creek wine tasting room in North Plains. Doors open at 6 p.m. for short moves and refreshments. The feature begins at 7 p.m. A 2017 movie from Colombia, "Bad Luck Goat" is in Creole with English subtitles. After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, bickering teenage siblings Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up tourists that will be staying at their family's Caribbean hotel.
UKE NIGHT — The Ukuleleians. Kate and Steve bring 30 ukuleles to play. Friday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Free. All levels, all skills, all welcome.