A calendar of events and shows around Washington County during the month of March.

Celebration of Creativity - BeavertonSpring Arts Guide 2017

March calendar


Music: Uke jam/song circle. Bring your ukulele. 9:30-11 a.m. Beaverton Community Center. Adults. Free. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Workshop: Craft Guild meets for an informal gathering of knitters, crocheters and quilters. 6 p.m. North Plains Public Library.

MARCH 1-26

Literary Arts: Sherwood Public Library will hold a Six Word Story contest a la Ernest Hemingway. Enter and win one of three prizes. Send your Six Word Story in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., leave at the front desk of the library or send via a Facebook message. Include your full name and phone number or an email. Entries due by March 26. 503-625-6688.


Film: Sherwood Center for the Arts presents "Annie," (the sing-along version) as part of its classic film series. 7 p.m. $3. All ages.


Visual Arts: Celebration of Creativity Fine Art Show and sale. Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton. Hours vary. Cost on March 2 opening is $10. Other days free. 503-644-2073.

MARCH 3-26

Theater: Bag&Baggage Productions presents "Bronte," by Polly Teale. Performances take place at Hillsboro Brookwood Library. Fridays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m.


Dance: First Friday Ceili - Live Irish music and dance. All dances taught. 7:30 to 11 p.m. Ages 13 and over. $13. Winona Grange, Tualatin.

Workshop: Paint 4 Kids. 3:30 p.m. April Hoff guides young artists ages 7-13 through a new colorful acrylic painting. Pre-registration required. Repeats first Friday of most months. $20. Valley Art, Forest Grove.

MARCH 3-12

Theater: Theatre in the Grove in Forest Grove presents "James and the Giant Peach Jr." Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $14-$16.


Spoken Word: "World War II Child." Anneke Bloomfield discusses her childhood in The Hague, Netherlands and how her family adopted a Christian lifestyle in an effort to escape Nazi extremism. Tualatin Public Library. 2 p.m.

Workshop: Artist Susan Curington guides painters step-by-step through "Daisy Meadow" with acrylic highlights and shadows, warm and cool colors, and secret techniques. No experience necessary. 10 a.m. $60 + $15 materials fee. Valley Art, Forest Grove. 503-357-4844.

Tigard Library - StomptownersMARCH 5

Music: The Stomptowners. This four piece group puts together uilleann pipes, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, vocals and driven foot percussion. 2 p.m. Tigard Public Library. Free.


Visual Arts: First Tuesday reception. Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, hosts a reception for the opening of two new exhibits. Upstairs: "Not Spoken" by Una Kim. Downstairs: "Laughter" by Jason Kappus. 5- 6:30 p.m. Free.Walters Cultural Arts Center - Jason Kappus

Workshop: Artist Lanai Kinsky leads seascape "An Evening in Malaysia," using acrylics and step-by-step composition, color harmony, value, canvas prep and finish techniques. Three Tuesdays. Valley Art, Forest Grove. $75 + $18 materials fee. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Workshop: Artist Bob Hackney leads intermediate pottery in an eight-week series beginning March 7. Tuesdays at Valley Art, Forest Grove. Ages 16 and over. $150 + $15-$30 materials fee. 971-331-3094.

MARCH 7, 20

Workshop: OPB's Artbeat-featured instructor Irilla Swanson teaches morning watercolor and afternoon oil painting, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Beginners to experienced welcome. Valley Art, Forest Grove. $20 per class. 503-285-4399.


Workshop: Printing 4 Kids. 5 p.m. April Hoff introduces kids ages 7-13 to various printmaking techniques. Repeats second Wednesday of most months. Valley Art, Forest Grove. $15.

Music: The Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus music department presents a free concert/lecture by chamber ensemble Thousand Waves. 7:30 p.m.

MARCH 10-12

Visual Arts: Gem and Mineral Show. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $1. Kids 12 and under free. Washington County Fairplex, Hillsboro.


Visual Arts: Celebrate Valley Art's featured artists with an artist reception. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. 2-4 p.m. Forest Grove. Free.

Music: The Hillsboro Community Youth Choir presents a delightful music program sung by children ages 5-18. Century High School Auditorium, Hillsboro. 2 p.m. $8 adults, $2 students.

Workshop: Chainsaw Safety Workshop. 16 and older with accompanying adult. 2-4 p.m. North Plains Public Library. Must RSVP to 503-647-5051.

Music: A rare solo performance from Cal Scott, singing and finger-style guitar. 7:30 p.m. $20. Winona Grange, Tualatin.


Music: Irish band Altan comes to Pacific University's Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center in Forest Grove. 3 p.m. $25. 503-352-2918.

Village Gallery - Janice Payne HolmesVisual Arts: Reception for featured artist Janice Holmes and opening for March show. 2 to 4 p.m. Village Gallery of Arts (next door to Cedar Mill Library), Portland.

Music: Beaverton Community Band presents its mid-winter concert; a celebration of dance in music. Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ. Beaverton. 3 p.m. Free.


Music: Song Circle - adult singers and acoustic instrument players gather to sing and play popular pop and folk songs of the 1960s and '70s. 6:30 p.m. Cedar Mill Community Library.


Workshop: Learn Spanish through the Arts. Four-week class at Hillsboro Senior Community Center. Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 p.m. To register: 503-615-1090.


Music: Portland Community College Rock Creek winter Chamber Ensemble concert. 7 p.m. PCC Rock Creek campus, Building 3, room 114.


Visual Arts: Artists gather to discuss and swap miniature "artists trading cards." 6 p.m. North Plains Public Library. 503-647-5051.

March 17

Music: Fiddling virtuosos The Quebe Sisters play at Americana at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro. 7:30 p.m. $22-$26.

MARCH 17, 19

Music: Beaverton Symphony Orchestra spring concert. Two performances: March 17 at 7:30 p.m. and March 19 at 3 p.m. Village Baptist Church, Beaverton. $5-$20.


Theater: HART presents "The December Man" (L'Homme de Décembre). 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sundays. Ages 13 or older. $16-$12. Hillsboro.


Music: Adult Band Festival co-sponsored by Beaverton Community Band and Molalla High School Band. Performances take place at Molalla High School, and include Beaverton Community Band, Beacock's Concert Band and others. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

SHerwood Center for the Arts - Portland TaikoHeritage: Portland Taiko performs at Sherwood Center for the Arts. 2 p.m. $5. All ages.

Music: The Oregon Chorale performs music written in response to times of strife. Featuring Henryk Gorecki's "Miserere." 7 p.m. Living Savior Lutheran Church, Tualatin. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, under 18 free.

Music: The Portland Community Rock Creek choirs, accompanied by the chamber orchestra, will present "Requiem," by Gabriel Faure. Bethel Congregation United Church of Christ, Beaverton. $5-$10.


Music: The Oregon Chorale performs music written in response to times of strife. Featuring Henryk Gorecki's "Miserere." 2 p.m. St. Matthew Catholic Church, Hillsboro. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, under 18 free.

Literary Arts: Cedar Mill Community Library hosts a hands-on gathering of people who love to write. 1 p.m. Free.

Music: Folk songs sing-along, a free bilingual sing-along for all ages. Acoustic instruments only. 2 to 4 p.m. LESTA Studio, Hillsboro. 503-617-6986.


Visual Arts: Join fellow coloring enthusiasts for an evening of coloring and listening to music or a short story. 6:30 p.m. Adults. Free. Cedar Mill Community Library.


Heritage: Experts from the Genealogical Society of Washington County will provide an introduction to genealogical research using tools such as Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest. Programs is for adults. 9-11 a.m. Free. Sherwood Public Library.

MARCH 24-25

Music: 71st annual All-Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest. Three performances: March 24 at 7 p.m. March 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. $18-$45. > Barbershop Contest


Literary Arts: Voices in Verse. Read your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. 10:30 a.m. Adults. Free. Cedar Mill Community Library.


Music: Singer/songwriter Ronnie Robins presents a program of some of Bob Dylan's well-known songs, as well as some hidden gems. 2 p.m. Tualatin Public Library.


Music: Rhythm/Drum Circle. Adult drummers gather to develop rhythmic abilities while strengthening the group as a whole. Bring your favorite drum and/or percussion instrument. No prior experience required. 6:30 p.m. Cedar Mill Community Library.


Film: View and discuss independent and foreign films. 6:15 p.m. Cedar Mill Community Library.

Literary Arts: North Plains Public Library Book Club meets. Check website for current title. New members welcome. 7 p.m. North Plains Public Library.


Literary Arts: NoonOwl Book Group. Read and discuss great books. 10:30 a.m. Cedar Mill Community Library. Find current titles at


Visual Arts: Art display featuring the collage artwork of Jackie Hanes and stained glass art by Denny Nkemontoh. Regular library hours. North Plains Public Library.

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