Find fun, arts, music, education and entertainment for all ages in Washington County.

COURTESY PHOTO - A Blooming HIll Winery in Cornelius will hosts The Taming and the Shrew on aug. 3.


SHAKESPEARE — Shakespeare in the Vineyard returns to Montinore Estate, 3663 S.W. Dilley Road, in Forest Grove, on Aug. 10, 11 and 12, 7 to 9 p.m. Portland Actors Ensemble presents "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" for its 2018 season. Bring jackets, blankets or chairs, and a picnic, or purchase food at the vineyard. Wine by the glass will be available. The event is free, and for all ages.

GUYS & DOLLS — Broadway Rose Theatre presents "Guys & Dolls" through Aug. 19 at the Deb Fennell Auditorium in Tigard. In mythical 1950s New York City, career gambler Sky Masterson makes the bet of a lifetime to win the heart of "Save-A-Soul" missionary Sarah Brown, while long-suffering nightclub star Adelaide laments foot-dragging beau Nathan Detroit's failure to tie the knot. Check the website for showtimes and ticket prices.


NU WAVERS — Check out The Nu Wavers during a summer pop-up concert at Bethany Village Centre, 15160 N.W. Laidlaw Road, on Aug. 9, 6 to 9 p.m. Free.

SHOWTIME — Spread out a blanket and enjoy violinist Aaron Meyer in concert Aug. 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shute Park, in Hillsboro. Free.

SABROSO TRIO — Latin band Sabroso Trio will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9, at Clark's Bistro, 264 E. Main St., in Hillsboro. All ages show. Free.

OPEN MIC — Friday nights are open mic from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Influence Music Hall and Gallery in Hillsboro. Sign up starts at 7 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Minors are allowed until 9 p.m. Play for an audience or hear local talent. Call 503-701-6859 for information.

JAZZ — Primrose & Tumbleweeds, 248 E. Main St., in Hillsboro, hosts Sweet Tomato Jazz Aug. 10, 8 to 11:30 p.m. No cover, age 21 and over.

OPEN MIC — Share your talent at Primrose & Tumbleweeds' monthly open mic night, hosted by Tim Trautman Aug. 11, 7 to 10 p.m. Free. Music, comedy, poetry and more.

SECOND SUNDAY — This month's second Sunday market at Orenco Station Plaza, 934 N.E. Orenco Station Parkway, features music from the Dismal Niche Orchestra Aug. 12, 3 to 7 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, beverages, kids activities and more at the outdoor market. Free.


FUN STINKS — The North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival is Aug. 10, 11 and 12 at 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St. The annual festival includes live music, food vendors, garlic, artisan arts and crafts, kids' activities, beer and wine gardens and more. Saturday includes 5k and 10k runs, and there is a car show on Sunday. Free admission, all ages.

PIX IN THE PARK — Bring the family for movies at Shute Park in Hillsboro, Aug. 10, 7 to 11 p.m. Arrive at 7 p.m. for pre-show music and popcorn. The movie begins at dusk, or about 9 p.m. This week's movie is Coco (PG) en espanol with English subtitles. Free.

FOSSILFEST — Lean about the evolution of horses from University of Florida professor Bruce MacFadden and John Day Fossil Beds National Monument head paleontologist Nick Famoso Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, 26385 N.W. Groveland Drive, in Hillsboro. Free, all ages. Have your fossils identified, enjoy display sand try your hand at preparing fossils. Kids activities.


GALLERY SHOW — The Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St., in Hillsboro, showcases unexpected perspectives and abstract vistas in "Contemplative Landscapes," a mixed-media exhibit by Evelyn Fritz, Katherine McDowell and Peter Peterson. The show, which opened Aug. 7, continues Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

POP-UP — Artist Dawning McGinnis brings a pop-up art event to Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 S.E. Third Ave., in Hillsboro, Aug. 10 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Free. These pop-up painting classes are part of Hillsboro's Artist-in-Our-Community Project, where artists of all ages and experience levels are asked to create a small painting that depicts what they believe is important about Hillsboro. At the end of the summer-long project, the paintings will be assembled into a community mural.

EMBOSSING — Learn to print and emboss natural objects onto clay and glass surfaces with rich non-toxic inks in this workshop Aug. 11, at Valley Art, 2022 Main St., in Forest Grove. Materials provided. Register at Cost $30, ages 11 and older.

SILK PAINTING — Sequoia Gallery + Studios hosts an introduction to silk painting workshop Aug. 12, noon to 5 p.m., 136 S.E. Third Ave., Hillsboro. Cost $80, call 503-693-0401 for information. Ages 15 and older. This workshop is an introduction using the serti technique. Learn about the technique, using resist/gutta, color application and blending, salt technique, setting the colors and more. You'll paint a handkerchief and an 8-inch by 54-inch scarf. All supplies included.


VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 2666 — Hillsboro's Veterans of Foreign Wars, located at 310 S.W. Walnut St., in Hillsboro, holds a weekly dinner every Thursday at 5 p.m. and a breakfast the first Saturday of the month. For more information visit


Aloha Community Library, 17455 S.W. Farmington Road

STEM LAB — Kids learn about local flora and fauna with special guests from the Nature Mobile Aug. 8, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

GAME TRUCK — The Game Truck pulls into the library Aug. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. This climate-controlled game theater brings a massive library of video games and a host of other activities, including life-sized Jenga.

SIT N STITCH — Bring your knitting, crochet or other yarn project and join the Sit n Stitch group, Aug. 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Trade tips and enjoy the company of fellow crafters. Free.

TECH ASSISTANT — Need help with basic computer skills? Drop into the library for regular sessions with local tech assistants on Monday afternoons from 6 to 8 p.m., or call 503-259-0185 to reserve a longer appointment, up to one hour.

STORYTIME — Family story time takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. This is a weekly story time for toddlers and young children, and includes stories, songs, rhymes and activities geared towards getting kids interested in reading at an early age.

Banks Public Library, 42461 N.W. Market St.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME — Storytime for ages 3 to 6 takes place 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 St.

REGGAE — Aaron Nigel Smith brings song and dance to the library in an all-ages concert featuring reggae, folk and funky songs. Aug. 8, 3 p.m. Free.

SPANISH STORYTIME — The library offers children's story times in Spanish on Saturdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. The public is invited to spend the hour listening to stories and singing songs with the whole family. The story time is sponsored by the Friends of the Cornelius Public Library

LEGOS — Join in Tuesdays and complete a weekly challenge with Legos. All ages welcome. Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Ave.

CREATURES — The library presents Creature Teachers, another Animal Week program, 11 a.m., Aug. 9. Free, all ages.

CLUE — Tweens can play a life-sized game of Animal Clue at 2 p.m., Aug. 9. Free.

WRITERS IN THE GROVE — A free writing workshop is offered for young people and adults on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. For writers with all levels of experience. For more information, call 503-992-3247.

Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway

TWEEN CRAFT — Kids ages 9 to 12 will turn seashells into a cool, ocean-themed necklace Aug. 10, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free.

UKULELE DAY — Come learn how to play the ukulele with an experienced teacher Aug. 11, 1 to 2 p.m. All ages and experience levels welcome. Bring your own ukulele or extras will be available.

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS — Kids learn how the creation of art and tools changed the world in this class for grades K-5 focusing on Mayan and Aztec art, Aug. 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free.

BIKE RODEO — Kids learn skills to be a safer bicyclist Aug. 15, 10 to 11 a.m. Meet in the north parking lot. Free.

EVERYDAY ENGLISH — The library offers conversation groups for people of all language backgrounds who are learning English and want to practice and improve. The group meets Sundays at 3 p.m.

READ TO THE DOGS — Read to the Dogs is a program aimed at young readers who want to develop their reading skills and improve their confidence by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs and their handlers. The private 20-minute sessions take place at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library in the Storytime Room, Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Registration is required, call 503-615-6500.

Hillsboro Shute Park Library, 775 S.E. 10th Ave.

BATH BOMB — Tweens make a thunderegg bath bomb Aug. 14, 3 to 4 p.m. Free.

North Plains Public Library, 31334 N.W. Commercial St.

REGGAE — Aaron Nigel Smith brings song and dance to the library in an all-ages concert featuring reggae, folk and funky songs. Aug. 9, 1 p.m. Free. Concert will be held at the North Plains Christian Church, 31231 N.W. Commercial St.

MAD SCIENCE — Kids summer reading event Mad Science! Aug. 15, 1 to 2 p.m., at the Jessie Mays Community Center. Free.

BOOKS BABIES STORYTIME — Each Wednesday, meet for stories, songs, rhymes and finger-plays with volunteer Lauren for babies up to 12 months. Come meet other families with little ones and introduce baby to early literacy activities. 10 a.m. For information, call 503-647-5051.

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