Sign-ups open for TITG summer camps

Theatre in the Grove’s CAST (Children’s After School Theatre) has scheduled four CAST Camps and three CAST Playhouse productions, including two musicals, this summer. Don Cleland, who started the first summer camps at TITG more than 25 years ago, will join Jeanna Van Dyke and John Anderberg as an instructor and director.

Students will meet for three-and-a-half hours each day for two weeks. During that time, they’ll explore the art of the stage through theater games, exercises, improvisation and creating their own original play.

On the last day of the session, TITG will hold a free public performance featuring the work of the young actors. Camp sizes are limited.

CAST Playhouse is in its fifth year and provides a free opportunity for young people to be involved in an educational theatrical production. This year, the playhouse will feature two musicals, one for children ages 6 to 12 and one for teens, as well as one non-musical play. No audition is necessary, children need only apply.

For more information or to sign up for either the CAST Camps or the CAST Playhouses, visit or call 503-359-5349.

Crafty Fox revamps, hosts reopening

The Crafty Fox, 2013 Pacific Ave., is hosting a grand reopening today, May 7. The shop has revamped its retail space to be more welcoming to families and children. The space is now designed for families and kids to craft and create. Check out what the owners have done any time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Evening writer’s group forms in Forest Grove

Local writer C.J. Stuart is gathering county writers at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 29 at McMenamin’s Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. The group will continue to meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

At the first meeting, attendees will introduce themselves and discuss the group’s main goals.

There are no genre restrictions. The Washington County Writers’ Club’s mission is to provide an evening venue for adult writers that already have a novel or short story in progress. Members can share constructive critiques and motivational support for each other while building skills and having fun.

Membership is limited. Submitting an application email of 500 to 1,000 words that includes writing goals is required.

Museum seeks help planning gala

The Washington County Museum is seeking motivated, well connected, energetic Gala Volunteer Planning Committee members. Bring organization skills to the table, reach out to the community to procure auction items and sponsorship, help the museum meet fundraising goals for programs and activities.

Committee members meet once a month with more frequent meetings toward the final weeks prior to the annual gala in October.

Interested potential committee volunteers should contact Marcia Hale, director of guest services and public programs, at 503-645-5353, Ext 114, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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