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COURTESY PHOTO: BAG&BAGGAGE PRODUCTIONS - Andrew Beck plays young playwright Clifford Anderson in 'Deathtrap' by Ira Levin, with performances at The Vault Theater in Hillsboro until Wednesday, Oct. 31.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

GIRLS TODAY CONFERENCE — Pacific University's Center for Gender Equity and The American Association of University Women invite girls ages 12 to 15 to a one-day workshop on Friday, Oct. 12 to discuss diverse issues important to girls' future and a well-rounded education. The 14th Girls Today Conference is designed to provide girls an opportunity to speak and be heard with the aid of trained facilitators. Public schools will not hold classes on Oct. 12 because of a statewide teacher-training day. Cost to Participants is $10. Online registration closes on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. It is possible to register at the door the day of the event if space permits.

JUNIOR BEEKEEPERS — Junior Beekeepers is hosting a Meet and Greet Day for ages 8 to 19 on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Pacific University's B Street Farm at 1155 B St., Forest Grove. To learn more, go to facebook.com/PDX4HBees or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HARVEST FESTIVAL — The 2018 Harvest Festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at Portland Community College's Rock Creek campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road. Activities include hay rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, arts and crafts, Learning Garden tours and more. A donation of $5 per family is suggested and free raffle tickets come with donated canned goods. Free parking is available in the Event Center parking lot behind Building 9.

DAY OF THE DEAD — Tualatin Public Library hosts Danza Azteca Huitzilopochtli at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Learn about the culture and tradition behind Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and its connection to the Aztecs with a dance and presentation. 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. Free. Visit tualatinoregon.gov/library or call 503-691-3074. All ages.

 

MOVIES

GATEWAY FILM FESTIVAL — Student-run film festival at Pacific University in Forest Grove will host filmmaker panels, movie screenings and workshops from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Come see student-made film screenings at Forest Theater on 1911 Pacific Ave. For more information, visit gatewayfilmfest.com.

BRAZIL — Hillsboro Library will screen "Brazil," staring Jonathan Pryce and Robert De Niro and directed by Terry Gilliam, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 11. "Brazil" is set in a dystopian world where a bureaucrat tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state. Rated R. Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. Free. Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/library or call 503-615-6500. Ages 18 and older.

THE WAR SHOW — Hillsboro Library screens "The War Show," with discussion, from 2 to 4:30 p.m on Sunday, Oct. 14. In "The War Show," radio host and journalist Obaidah Zytoon captures the fate of Syria, beginning with peaceful Arab Spring protests in 2011. It is a four-year, ground-level look at how the country spiraled into bloody civil war. The documentary will be followed by a friendly, moderated discussion. Hillsboro Brookwood Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. Free. Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/library or call 503-615-6500.

CASPER — Sherwood Center for the Arts Family Flix Series presents "Casper" at 3 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 18. Come dressed in your spooky best and enjoy this fun family film, just in time for Halloween. PG. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood. $3. Visit sherwoodcenterforthearts.org or call 503-625-4478.

THE 11TH HOUR — Hillsboro Shute Park Library screens "The 11th Hour" from 6 to 7:30 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 25. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, world-renowned political figures, as well as many scientists, scholars and leaders, discuss pressing issues facing today's world. Documentary, 2007, PG. Hillsboro Shute Park Library, 775 S.E. 10th Ave., Hillsboro. Free. Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/library or call 503-615-6500.

SILENT FILM — Silent Movie Night with Buster Keaton, a fundraiser for STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy, will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Buster Keaton's silent masterpiece, "The General," will be accompanied by cellist Gideon Freudmann. Ticket price includes refreshments. Hillsboro Masonic Lodge, 172 N.E. Second Ave., Hillsboro.

THEATER

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL — Theatre in the Grove presents "Evil Dead: The Musical, beginning on Friday, Oct. 19 at 2028 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove and runs until Sunday, Nov. 4. Evening performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and for youth 17 and under. Box office is open one hour before each performance.

DEATHTRAP — Bag&Baggage Productions present "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin, a classic, thriller play known for its Broadway history. Tickets on sale at Bag&Baggage's website and cost $32 for adults and $27 for students and seniors. Performances run until Wednesday, Oct. 31, with the auditorium opening 45 minutes before the curtain.

MUSIC

BEATLES TRIBUTE — Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band will play Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at McCready Hall of the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center at Pacific University in Forest Grove. The band creates a new sound, infusing the Fab Four's classics with bluegrass, jazz and a classical twist. Tickets are available at the Pacific University Box Office in the Rogers Building or by calling 502-352-2918. Additional discounts are available for current Pacific students, faculty and staff.

OPERA — Portland Opera brings "The Barber of Seville" to the Glen & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Designed for children and families — and young-at-heart adults — the opera adaptation is bilingual. Recommended for ages 8 and older. 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro. $5 suggested donation. Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/Walters.

BLUES BAND — Ben Rice and his blues band perform from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Hillsboro Shute Park Library, 775 S.E. 10th Ave., Hillsboro. Free. Visit hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/library or call 503-615-6500. All ages.

UKULELE — Ukulele Jam from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 20. Learn, practice and play in a relaxed and welcoming space. Instruments are available for use on a first-come basis; if you own your own ukulele please bring it to the jam. Garden Home Community Library, 7475 S.W. Oleson Road, in Garden Home. Free. Visit gardenhomelibrary.org. For adults.

COSTUME-FRIENDLY — Tualatin Valley Community Band performs "Songs of the Season" from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. Show includes songs of the season, some spooky and some sweet. Halloween costumes encouraged at this family-friendly event. Tigard Public Library, 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard. Free. Visit tigard-or.gov/library. All ages.

SEFFARINE — Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus' Experience Music Series presents Seffarine, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. Seffarine performs Arabic and Andalusian music as well as original compositions influenced by cultures including Spanish flamenco, classical Persian music and American Jazz. 17705 N.W. Springville Road, Building 3, Rock Creek. Free, donations welcome. $2 parking. All ages

ART

BANKS ART KIDS — Artist April Hoff will teach an after-school art program on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 3 to Dec. 12, at Banks Elementary School open to kindergarten through 5th graders. Homeschoolers welcome. Projects include drawing, painting, pastel, sculpture, and printmaking with ample time to finish projects on-site. Classes cost $165 for full session, $95 five-weeks' worth of classes or $20 single class. To register, visit artingales.org.

ART RECEPTION — Sherwood Center for the Arts hosts a reception for its Four Eights artists' challenge from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The Four Eights artists' challenge tasked participating artists with creating original artwork around a singular theme on four eight-inch square canvases. Artists will be using a wide variety of media, and artwork will be priced to sell. Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 S.W. Pine St., Sherwood. Free.

PRINTMAKERS —Artingales hosts the Cutter's Klatch, a group of relief printmakers who meet monthly to carve up lino, hand pull graphic prints and have great conversation, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Appropriate for beginners, all materials provided, or bring your favorite gouging tool and paper. $45. Valley Art, 2022 Main St., Forest Grove. Visit artingales.org. Ages 16 and older.

DOMINOES — Washington County Museum's free family morning features Gary Hirsch's JoyBots from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. JoyBots bots are one-of-a-kind hand painted dominos that are designed to help have more joy. 17677 N.W. Springville Road, Rock Creek. Free. Visit washingtoncountymuseum.org.

FALL SHOW — Art on Broadway Gallery hosts an artist reception for its all-member fall show from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Meet artists and talk to them about their art. Light refreshments. Free. 12570 S.W. Broadway St. Visit artonbroadway.net.

ART SHOW — Village Gallery of Arts hosts a reception for its October show featuring painter Kalyani Pattani and fused glass artist Rae Campbell from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Village Gallery of Arts, 12505 N.W. Cornell Road, Cedar Mill. Free. Visit villagegalleryarts.org or call 503-644-8001.

CHILDREN'S ART CLASS — Beaverton City Library hosts Autumn Leaves, a children's art class that creates tissue paper to make stained glass leaves, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Free. 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton. Visit beavertonlibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Ages 3 to 6 with family member.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Aloha Community Library, 17455 S.W. Farmington Road

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.

Cornelius Public Library, 1355 N. Barlow 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.

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.

Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Ave.

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

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.

CHESS CLUB — Monthly chess club group for ages 9 to 12 meets on Friday afternoons at 4 p.m. with chess boards provided.

INTERNATIONAL STORYTIME — Japanese language storytime is on every second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Marathi/Hindi storytime is on every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Arabic language storytime is on every third Sunday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Mandarin storytime is on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

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

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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